Autumn Internationals Wales v Australia Preview

first_imgReplacements: Tatafu Polota-Nau, Sekope Kepu, Taniela Tupou, Rob Simmons, Ned Hanigan, Nick Phipps, Matt Toomua, Jack Maddocks.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Autumn Internationals Wales v Australia PreviewWales started their autumn campaign with a 21-10 defeat of Scotland to extend their winning run to six Tests. However, their losing run against Australia has lasted 13 Tests.They last beat the Wallabies in 2008 when Shane Williams and Lee Byrne crossed for tries in a 21-18 victory – and only Alun Wyn Jones remains from that side.With these two nations due to meet again in Tokyo on 29 September 2019 at the Rugby World Cup there is added significance to this Test. Wales will be desperate to break their duck before meeting in the Pool D clash in Japan and Australia will be aiming to maintain their hoodoo over the men in red.A few Wales players sat down to watch a 1987 Test between the two countries this week… “Adam (Beard) impressed in the summer as did Josh (Adams) and they deserve the chance to start.”Australia defence coach Nathan Grey: “Having the players believe in the (defensive) system and execute it is something we’re searching for and when the guys get that, that consistency’s going to be delivered on the park.“That’s the holy grail of coaching trying to get that consistency and that belief amongst the players, so they go out, execute, no inhibitions and really back themselves.”Naughty chair: Tolu Latu was sin-binned against New Zealand in his last Test (Getty Images)Any interesting statistics?While Wales have lost 13 Tests in a row to Australia, only two of those defeats have been by a double-figure margin – 33-12 in 2009 and 32-8 in 2016.Australia hooker Tolu Latu will make only his second Test start – two years after his first against France in 2016.Both teams are much changed from their Test last year, which Australia won 29-21. Only six Wales starters remain – Leigh Halfpenny, Jonathan Davies, Gareth Davies, Tomas Francis, Ken Owens and Alun Wyn Jones – and only seven Wallaby starters line up again – Kurtley Beale, Samu Kerevi, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Scott Sio, Adam Coleman and Michael Hooper.The Wallabies have 418 caps-worth of experience on their bench compared to 185 amongst the Wales replacements. In fact, Tatafu Polota-Nau and Sekope Kepu have played more Tests than the entire Welsh bench combinedWhat time does it kick off and is it on TV?Saturday 10 November, Wales v Australia, Principality StadiumThe Test gets underway at 5.20pm (4.20am on Sunday in Australian Eastern Daylight Time) and is being broadcast live on BBC Two in the UK.Mind the gap: Wales’ Jonathan Davies looks for space last year (Getty Images)Who’s the referee?Ben O’Keeffe of New Zealand is taking charge of this Test in Cardiff with fellow Kiwi Brendon Pickerill and Frenchman Romain Poite his assistants. Simon McDowell is the TMO.What are the line-ups?Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; George North, Jonathan Davies, Hadleigh Parkes, Josh Adams; Gareth Anscombe, Gareth Davies; Nicky Smith, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones (captain), Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Ross Moriarty.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rob Evans, Dillon Lewis, Cory Hill, Ellis Jenkins, Tomos Williams, Dan Biggar, Liam Williams.Australia: Dane Haylett-Petty; Israel Folau, Samu Kerevi, Kurtley Beale, Sefa Naivalu; Bernard Foley, Will Genia; Scott Sio, Tolu Latu, Allan Alaalatoa, Izack Rodda, Adam Coleman, Jack Dempsey, Michael Hooper (captain), David Pocock. Last time out: Gareth Davies breaks during the defeat by Australia in 2017 (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can Wales end their losing run against the Wallabies on Saturday? Here’s all the team news, top stats and TV details for the Test What’s the big team news?Wales have made three changes to the team that started against Scotland, bringing in Josh Adams for Luke Morgan on the wing, Tomas Francis for Dillon Lewis at tighthead and Adam Beard for Cory Hill in the second row.Gareth Anscombe retains the No 10 shirt, with Dan Biggar brought onto the bench along with Liam Williams and Ellis Jenkins.Winging in: Josh Adams has got the nod to start against Australia (Getty Images)Australia lost to New Zealand in Bledisloe III in their last outing and Michael Cheika has made four changes to his starting side, with hooker Tolu Latu, lock Adam Coleman, flanker Jack Dempsey and centre Samu Kerevi all making the first XV.Israel Folau, who started at outside-centre against the All Blacks two weeks ago, moves out to the wing while Dane Haylett-Petty continues at full-back.Related: What it’s like to watch a match in JapanWhat have the coaches said?Wales head coach Warren Gatland said: “With selection we wanted some continuity and to be consistent but also mindful there are a number of players who did really well for us in the summer and they need to be rewarded and have their opportunity.last_img read more

Andrew Road / A D LAB

first_img “COPY” Photographs Photographs:  Derek SwalwellSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Situated in the well-known Caldecott region of central Singapore, this bungalow by A D Lab enjoys the relaxed atmosphere of its quaint residential neighbourhood with gorgeous views of the MacRitchie Reservoir, one of the nation’s most popular nature reserves.  The architects, however, had to contend with the site’s proximity to a busy highway, that although is not visible from the site, creates a significant amount of noise.  The undulating terrain of the neighbourhood is quite unusual in Singapore, and creates a streetscape whereby the plots of land are about a storey below the street level.  As such, each house along the street is entered from the second storey level.  The architects took advantage of this unusual situation to lower most of the communal facilities down into a sunken court that shields them from the noise of the highway, as well as heightens the level of privacy and intimacy of the house.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellFrom the external entrance of the house, the architectural expression is very understated.  The architects kept the built form above street level as ground-hugging as possible by making the roofs appear as folds and peels in the landscape.  This understated expression is further assisted by the folding of the roof downward toward the outer edges of the house.  The internal spatial expression of this tilting roof form gives the opposite experience, whereby the entrance to the spaces are low and rise upward from the entry, creating the sensation of an enlarging, grand internal room that simultaneously leads the eyes upward to the sky, as well as downward to the intimate central courtyard below.  The undulating and folding roof form is covered in turf, further defining it as a continuation of the surrounding green landscape.  At certain locations, the roof folds up from the earth level to allow wind and light into the sunken courtyard.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellIn another move to increase privacy, A D Lab encircles the main rooms at all levels with circulation space that acts as noise buffers.  The corridors and staircases wrap around the outer perimeter of the house, focusing the view from the rooms towards the central courtyard, as well as creating a sense of drama about the movement of a person through the house.  The “viewer” moves through the house via these corridors that are at times hidden hallways behind the rooms and at other times open out to theatrical balcony-like spaces that view down to the garden and main living spaces. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe owner lives in this house with his parents, so this network of hidden and detached corridors  allows the inhabitants the flexibility of moving around the house either subtly or in full view depending on the varying social situation and need for privacy.  The central courtyard is a private and serene oasis.  A luxurious swimming pool cools the courtyard along with a series of indoor and outdoor water features that separate the main public rooms from each other and bring the pool element into the house itself.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessWalmart Sao Paulo / Estudio Guto RequenaSelected ProjectsCan a Law of Linguistics Predict How Cities Grow?Architecture News Share CopyHouses•Singapore Architects: A D LAB Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/460246/andrew-road-a-dlab Clipboard Andrew Road / A D LABSave this projectSaveAndrew Road / A D LAB “COPY” Projects Andrew Road / A D LAB ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/460246/andrew-road-a-dlab Clipboard Area:  650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 Year:  Houses ArchDaily Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 32 Share Singapore CopyAbout this officeA D LABOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesWoodSingaporePublished on December 23, 2013Cite: “Andrew Road / A D LAB ” 23 Dec 2013. 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Moshref Villa / mrk office

first_imgArchitects: mrk office Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Deed Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950414/moshref-villa-mrk-office Clipboard Iran Area:  420 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Moshref Villa / mrk officeSave this projectSaveMoshref Villa / mrk office 2020 Photographs “COPY” Save this picture!© Deed Studio+ 47Curated by Hana Abdel Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lumion, Fantoni, KWC, Knauf, North Star Lighting, Palermo Ceramic, Trimble Navigation, nika choobArchitect In Charge:Mohammad Reza KohzadiDesign Team:Neda Mirani, Mohammad Aghajani, Morteza Alimohammadi, Hosein Aghayi, Narges Sefidabi, Mahnoosh Ghafari, Sargol Tehrani, Mehrdad Bagheri, Moazameh Eshkevarian, Sanam Keshvarpajooh, Sepehr Sadeghi, Sogand ShoorajClient:Alireza DarabiEngineering:Siamak PoorzandLandscape:Neda MiraniFacilities:Mojtaba MahdaviWooden Accessories:Nika ChoobAluminum Windows:Amin MohammadiCity:ChalandarCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Deed StudioRecommended ProductsFastenersFastmount®Panel Fastener – Very Low ProfileFastenersSchöckRainscreen Cladding Facade Fasteners – Isolink®WoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. When the Moshref project was introduced to us, the main problem of the employer was the overlooking of the neighbors living in the suburban to the interior spaces of the villa and the landscape (and the pool). He wanted the security and facilities of this coastal and the suburbia and wanted the interior spaces to be completely visually transparent to the outside spaces and to have a complete view to the outside and people in the public areas of the suburbia not to see inside.Save this picture!© Deed StudioSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Deed StudioCreating blades parallel to the common wall of the building with suburban street, this border was created and found various roles in different places, including the dividing wall, water fountain, entrance porch, shelter, etc.Save this picture!© Deed StudioIn addition to the glass walls and transparency between the outside and inside space, the project also maintained its private format. As the property of extroverted housing architecture in northern Iran. This project also found a good relationship with the landscape and public space of the town and it can have its own private space. This means translating the region’s past architecture into today’s language and for today’s user.Save this picture!© Deed StudioSave this picture!ElevationsSave this picture!© Deed StudioIn the interior, elements such as the kitchen, the fireplace, the TV frame are designed to look different from their routine. For example, the kitchen is located in the center of the ground floor between the living room and the private space, and through the gap between the lower and upper cabinets, it provides a visual connection between these spaces. Or the fireplace rotates in its place and can be easily rotated anywhere it needs to be.Save this picture!© Deed StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Renovation of Ankang Library / UUA (United Units Architects)Selected ProjectsAdrisa Residence / OfficeATSelected Projects Sharecenter_img CopyHouses•Chalandar, Iran Year:  Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950414/moshref-villa-mrk-office Clipboard Moshref Villa / mrk office “COPY” ArchDaily CopyAbout this officemrk officeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookChalandarIranPublished on October 30, 2020Cite: “Moshref Villa / mrk office” 29 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Two local branches to split from Mencap

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 March 2001 | News Two local branches to split from Mencap Advertisement Two local branches of disability charity Mencap are to break away from the organisation in protest at its “outdated” approach.Read Local branches to break away from leading charity by Nicola Hill at SocietyGuardian. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

HAT Chief Meteorologist- “Stick a Fork in Corn Planting”

first_img HAT Chief Meteorologist- “Stick a Fork in Corn Planting” Previous articleMaking Changes for Late Planted SoybeansNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 31, 2019 Eric Pfeiffer By Eric Pfeiffer – May 30, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News HAT Chief Meteorologist- “Stick a Fork in Corn Planting” Facebook Twitter SHARE HAT Chief Meteorologist- “Stick a Fork in Corn Planting”As you well know, planting windows have been hard to come by. In this week’s planting weather forecast presented by your Indiana corn and soybean checkoffs and First Farmers Bank & Trust, HAT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin says that will continue this next week.“I had been trying to talk up a dry window for a good chunk of next week. Modeling data that came in later yesterday and even into this morning are backing up the thought that we cannot escape moisture overnight Wednesday night through about midday Thursday. Moisture across the Hoosier state looks like it’s going to be in that area, probably a .25”-.75”. That’s just too much. It interrupts the dry window that was trying to emerge. I don’t think we get a whole lot done this week.”Martin’s forecast is calling for scattered showers across the state Saturday and Sunday with quarter to 3 quarter inch rainfalls. He says it will be cooler and windy Monday through Wednesday midday before those rains move in.“The rest of next week, after the Wednesday night- Thursday morning rains, shows drier weather for Thursday afternoon through Friday and Saturday. I might even be able to squeeze out Sunday, but we’re going to see a little bit of moisture probably trying to come across Southern Indiana during that Friday, Saturday, Sunday time frame. So, it won’t take much to get that moisture to bubble north.”Will there be a window to finish corn planting? Martin’s forecast doesn’t bring good news.“The extended forecast window shows that once we get into 6/11 and 6/12, we’ve got rain that comes in multiple waves coming right on through 6/14 and 6/15. So, at this point, I’d say stick a fork in corn planting. We’re still holding out hope, though, that we can get some beans moving.”Martin’s full forecast can be sent to you each weekday by signing up to receive our e-newsletter. During the planting season, Martin puts together an even more in-depth forecast that is delivered on Saturday mornings to your inbox by signing up to receive that same e-newsletter. SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

What we’re reading: Arrivals in Argentina

first_imgLinkedin + posts Facebook printWe’re back and we’re reading – everything from “AP News” to the “Washington Post.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and everyday news. Today, we’ve got an update on the G-20 summit, more lying from the Trump administration, and a look at Trump’s new trade deal. A snippet of the summitWorld leaders of the globe’s largest economies arrived in Argentina for the G-20 summit. Here’s a brief summary on a few of the day’s main focuses:All eyes are on the U.S. and China as they look to address the ongoing trade war. The two countries are looking to settle the conflicts with tariffs and the U.S. accusations that China has been stealing intellectual property. Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is making his first major appearance since the killing of Saudi Journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.Russia and U.S. relations are on the rocks as Trump canceled his one-on-one meeting with Putin after tweeting that the Kremlin has yet to return stolen Ukrainian ships.The goal of the summit is to address issues like food security, gender equality and infrastructure and to create a statement in which everyone can get on board. Deal or no deal…DealFollowing major conflict at U.S.-Mexico border, President Trump managed to pull off the North American trade pact with the Mexican and Canadian governments. The new trade deal overlooks rules governing more than $1.2 trillion in areas like regional commerce and globalization. Trump said he predicts the deal will lead to growth in U.S. exports and provide more jobs in the auto industry. This comes shortly after a huge cutback by automotive giant, General Motors. Trump is giving himself a pat on the back as he called it “a truly groundbreaking achievement,” according to The Washington Post.And the lies continue…Former Attorney for President Trump, Michael Cohen, admitted that he lied to Congress last year about a potential Trump Tower project in Moscow during the 2016 presidential election. Cohen pleaded guilty on Thursday to having contact with Russian government officials throughout Trump’s campaign, and even scheduling trips to Russia to discuss negotiations. Trump, not defending Cohen, admitted he lied but said that his actions weren’t in the wrong. More lies from the Trump administration…Who can keep up?Hotel HackingHackers broke into a database of Starwood hotels’ guest information affecting the data of nearly 500 million people.Marriott, the owner of Starwood, said the information included names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, passport numbers and dates of birth, according to Politico. The intrusion began in 2014 and was found on Nov. 19. Marriott said the data was encrypted.The company started working with law enforcement and would begin contacting guests affected by the data breach. Marriott is providing guests free access to a program that monitors the internet for their personal information.From wildfires to mudslidesCalifornia residents living in areas affected by the recent wildfires are being forced to evacuate their homes due to a possibility of deadly mudslides. With the predictions of heavy rain in the forecast, officials said the burned ground can’t absorb the water, creating heavy mudslides and dangerous flows of debris. Officials in parts of the California Central Valley have warned residents and sent rescue teams to help initiate evacuations and help those still stranded. That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more. Twitter What we’re reading: Controversy in D.C. President Donald Trump, center, reaches out to Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto, left, and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as they prepare to sign a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that is replacing the NAFTA trade deal, during a ceremony at a hotel before the start of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. The USMCA, as Trump refers to it, must still be approved by lawmakers in all three countries. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Fort Worth B-Cycle looks to attract more riders Previous articleListen: The Podell and Pickell Show with Christen LockettNext articleSecond candidate for provost scheduled for on-campus Q&A forum Corinne Hildebrandt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Parking lot closures cause new problems for students Corinne Hildebrandt Corinne Hildebrandt is a sophomore journalism major and sociology minor from Wayne, Illinois. She enjoys staying active and has a difficult time sitting still for long periods of time. When she’s not reporting, Corinne is most likely on the go exploring the many restaurants (and ice cream shops) that Fort Worth has to offer. What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Every vote counts this midterm season Twitter Linkedin ReddIt ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebook What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlineslast_img read more

U.S. Congress and Obama Administration urged to examine dark side of Uribe years

first_img RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America By giving a platform to Duque and Morris, we are obviously intending to maintain all the vigilance necessary to ensure that justice is rendered in one of the biggest domestic spying scandals of recent years, one that involved multiple violations or the right to impart and receive news and information. And by giving them a platform in Washington, we are seeking the attention of a country that is linked to Colombia by a “Plan” of the same name, and by an accord granting the US army seven military bases on Colombian territory.The degree to which technology and information exchanges between intelligence services facilitated the DAS dirty tricks during this period also remains to be established. And do they still? Barack Obama’s promises as a candidate to adapt his foreign policy to human rights imperatives could find room for implementation here.Some members of the U.S. Congress raised human rights issues when Plan Colombia was debated. This kind of cooperation should not be undertaken or renewed without taking account of fundamental freedoms. The United States needs to examine the dark side of the Uribe years.Reporters Without Borders has meanwhile learned that Rodolfo Maya Aricape, an indigenous leader and journalist with Radio Payumat, a community radio station, was murdered on 14 October. When we visited Colombia together with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), we met with the North Cauca Association of Indigenous Councils (ACIN), to which Radio Payumat is affiliated.Its representatives told us how the local communities, and their journalists, are constantly caught in a trap between, on the one hand, the army and paramilitaries, who accuse them of being “in the pay of the guerrillas” and, on the other, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which accuses them of “collaborating with the state.”Maya was shot dead at his home in front of his family by two unidentified gunmen. According to ACIN and the Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP), the Reporters Without Borders partner organization in Colombia, graffiti had branded Maya as a “FARC member” shortly before his death. Colombia’s civil war is far from over. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Organisation October 21, 2020 Find out more ColombiaAmericas to go further ColombiaAmericas Radio Nizkor journalist Claudia Julieta Duque is planning to bring a legal action against former President Alvaro Uribe in connection with the illegal phone-tapping, smear campaigns and acts of sabotage carried out against her by the Administrative Department of Security (DAS), Colombia’s leading intelligence agency.Duque will explain her plans at a news conference that Reporters Without Borders is hosting at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. at 7 p.m. today. Hollman Morris, producer of the current affairs programme Contravía on Colombia’s state-owned Canal Uno TV, who is another victim of DAS dirty tricks, will also take part. Details of the news conference and participants are available here. The so-called “DASgate” scandal, the subject of a Reporters Without Borders special visit and report last May, is now reaching the highest level of the Colombian state. Former President Uribe, who handed over to his elected successor in August after completing two four-year terms, is due to be questioned about it by a special congressional commission but he is not facing any criminal charges.To what degree did Uribe participate in the incredible misuse of the intelligence services to target the opponents of his “democratic security” policies? It should be up to the courts to decide.President Uribe’s heavily publicised personal attacks on his critics clearly had a major impact. Branded by the president in person on television, as shown in this video recording made during our visit, Canal Uno programme director Daniel Coronell was the target of serious threats and had to spend time in self-imposed exile, as did his two colleagues at today’s news conference. News May 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia RSF_en October 28, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 U.S. Congress and Obama Administration urged to examine dark side of Uribe years Help by sharing this information Reports News April 27, 2021 Find out more News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Receive email alertslast_img read more

Watt Scheduled to Testify Before House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday

first_img Watt Scheduled to Testify Before House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago January 26, 2015 1,303 Views Home / Daily Dose / Watt Scheduled to Testify Before House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday  Print This Post Share Save Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt is scheduled to testify before the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday in a hearing entitled “Sustainable Housing Finance: An Update from the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.”In his testimony, Watt is expected to defend last month’s decision to lift the suspension of the allocation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac funds into the Housing Trust Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund. The suspension was enacted in November 2008, two months after the government seized control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – which required a combined $188 billion government bailout at the time to continue operations. They have since returned to profitability.The decision to lift the suspension of the allocation of GSE funds to the housing groups was widely praised by progressives as a path for Americans to achieve homeownership.”Affordable housing is about opportunity,” HUD Secretary Julián Castro said when the decision was announced last month. “That’s why today represents important progress for the American people.  The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s decision to release resources for the Housing Trust Fund will help people across the nation secure a decent place to call home.  This effort will assist individuals from all backgrounds—including low-income families and those experiencing homelessness—in building better lives.”However, the decision was just as widely criticized by members of the GOP,  including HFS Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Representative Ed Royce (R-California), a senior member of the HFS Committee. Critics of the decision say it puts taxpayers at risk. Hensarling and Royce wrote a letter to Watt in April 2014 urging him to continue suspension of the allocation of the GSE funds to the housing groups.”Contrary to what Fannie and Freddie apologists claim, the GSEs have yet to repay any of the taxpayer-funded bailout funds they received, which makes today’s announcement by the FHFA outrageous,” Royce said. “Money coming in from the GSEs should go to the taxpayers instead of a slush fund for ideological housing groups to play around with.”Watt will also likely address such topics as the recent  lowering of the FHA mortgage insurance premiums—another move that Hensarling and other Republicans have criticized—and Watt’s proposed amending of the Federal Home Loan Bank membership rules.The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday morning. This will be the second time that Watt, who has been FHFA director for exactly one year, has testified before Congress. He went before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on November 19. Previous: Freddie Mac Chief Economist Departs for CoreLogic Next: Existing-Home Sales Expected to Inch Upward in January Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honeacenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Federal Housing Finance Agency House Financial Services Committee Mel Watt 2015-01-26 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Tagged with: Federal Housing Finance Agency House Financial Services Committee Mel Watt Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Industry Pulse: Updates on AMDC, Arch MI, and More

first_img February 8, 2018 1,856 Views Previous: FHFA Report: GSEs’ Total Foreclosure Prevention Actions Cross 4M Next: Home Values Hit a Low in Suburban U.S. in Daily Dose, Featured, News Home / Daily Dose / Industry Pulse: Updates on AMDC, Arch MI, and More Tagged with: AMDC Credit Risk Diversity industry Lenders mortgage platform Technology Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago AMDC Credit Risk Diversity industry Lenders mortgage platform Technology 2018-02-08 Radhika Ojha The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post Get the latest on new servicing technology, people movements, and changes in this weekly update.North Carolina headquartered private mortgage insurance company, Arch Mortgage Insurance Company (“Arch MI”), has announced the completion of a new integration with Cloudvirga, developer of mortgage point-of-sale (POS) platforms. Cloudvirga’s lender customers now have direct, real-time access to Arch MI RateStar. RateStar evaluates a wide variety of loan characteristics to more precisely match Arch MI rates to individual loan risk. Cloudvirga’s Consumer POS and Enterprise POS platforms now seamlessly connect with Arch MI to return precise MI pricing in seconds, eliminating the need to rekey data on websites outside Cloudvirga and ensuring accurate disclosure data. All RateStar quotes come with a 90-Day Promise to honor the quote as long as there is no change to the submitted loan information.___________________________________________________________________________The American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) has taken another step to promote inclusion with the recent addition of Charmaine Brown, Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Fannie Mae, to serve the council as Vice Chair. Partnering with Chair Kathy Cummings of Bank of America, Brown will assist with the implementation of an aggressive agenda for the AMDC this year, working to equip the industry with the education and advocacy tools needed for fostering an industry-wide culture of diversity and inclusion. “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as Vice Chair of the AMDC with Kathy Cummings at such an extraordinary time in our industry,” Brown said. “The role fits with my passion for inclusion and commitment to increasing access to safe, decent, affordable housing, helping minority, women-owned, disabled-owned, suppliers to grow their business, and amplifying the benefits of diversity and inclusion to achieve better outcomes.”_____________________________________________________________________________Northsight Management LLC, a thriving mortgage field services provider offering a full array of default property management services, announced the finalization of its merger with Truly Noble Services, a well-respected Texas-based full-service general contractor. According to Josh Sarchet and Steve Johnson, Northsight principals, “We are confident this fusion of organizations will add significant expertise and strength to Northsight. The team at Truly Noble has a solid reputation within the REO repair space which will fortify Northsight’s service offerings, as well as further support and expand its current client base.”____________________________________________________________________________CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics, and data-enabled solutions provider, announced it is redistributing credit risk transfer (CRT) loan-level data from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The CRT redistribution will include Fannie Mae’s Connecticut Avenue Securities (CAS) data and Freddie Mac’s Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR), STACR SPISM, Whole Loan Securities (WLSSM), and Seasoned Credit Risk Transfer Trust (SCRT) data. CoreLogic is providing this data from both GSEs to new and existing CoreLogic Non-Agency RMBS clients at no additional charge. In addition, the industry-leading RiskModel by CoreLogic is being enhanced to seamlessly integrate the reference pool data for Freddie Mac’s STACR and Fannie Mae’s CAS programs. This will streamline RiskModel risk analysis capabilities for participants in both programs.__________________________________________________________________________Home Point Financial Corporation (Home Point), a national, multi-channel mortgage originator and servicer recently announced that it has named Richard Bradfield as Enterprise CFO (ECFO) and Bill Shuler as CIO. Both will report directly to Willie Newman, Home Point Financial President and CEO. Prior to joining Home Point, Bradfield spent more than 25 years at PHH Corporation, most recently in the role of SVP, Head of Originations, Financial Institutions Group. He is an accomplished and seasoned financial executive. Schuler previously served as President of WPS Advisors, LLC, and prior to that, as COO at Genesis Pure.  He has nearly twenty years’ experience leading business and information technology divisions. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Industry Pulse: Updates on AMDC, Arch MI, and More The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

Calls for more quarries in Donegal to supply local projects

first_img Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – September 17, 2020 Twitter Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Pinterest There are calls for materials for planned infrastructure and building projects in Donegal to be primarily sourced locally. It’s thought that the move would be cost effective for all concerned while also speed up the progress on the various projects.Local Cllr Michael McBride says Donegal County Council should work closely with the Quarry Sector to see if new quarries can be established.He says it’s important to be proactive on the issue:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/mcbride.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Previous articleDuffy on the mark again for CelticNext articleLack of public toilets at retail park branded ‘a disgrace’ News Highland Twitter Calls for more quarries in Donegal to supply local projectslast_img read more