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first_img Benn Robinson (centre) out of the World Cup after injurying his kneeWallabies prop Benn Robinson has been ruled out of this autumn’s Rugby World Cup.The 26-year-old, who celebrates his 27th birthday next Tuesday,  underwent an arthroscopy in Sydney this morning after stumbling at training yesterday and feeling a “click” in his knee. While the injury at first didn’t appear serious, further examination today has shown that he has torn the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee, while also damaging a meniscus in the joint. An operation in the coming days will be required to repair the damage, with the timeline required for recovery curtailing the rest of his season.“It’s disappointing news for Benn, disappointing news for the rest of the squad and for Australian Rugby as a whole,” Qantas Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says. “No one likes to see injuries like this. The seemingly innocuous circumstances in which it occurred only adds to the frustration, but injuries have always been a part of the game. When the door closes for one player, it opens for another and I’m sure the other front rowers we have will step up to fill the void Benn leaves. As far as Benn goes, we wish him all the best for his recovery and will be providing him with any assistance he needs.”Robinson had been scheduled to feature in his 43rd Test during Sunday’s Castrol Edge Rugby Test against Samoa at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Western Force prop Pekahou Cowan and NSW Waratahs prop Al Baxter have both joined the Qantas Wallabies in training today, with Baxter featuring in both of the day’s sessions while Cowan arrived in from Perth in time to join the afternoon session. Both players were involved in the recent national scrum camps that were held by the Australian Rugby Union. PARIS – NOVEMBER 26: Benn Robinson during the Australian Wallabies Captain’s Run at the Stade de France on November 26, 2010 in Paris. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A decision on which of those players replaces Robinson in the Qantas Wallabies squad, and in Sunday’s match day playing roster, will be made prior to the weekend.As well as covering for Robinson, the pair’s presence will also assist in team preparations while fellow props Ben Daley (shoulder), James Slipper (ankle) and Salesi Ma’afu (rehabilitating after an arm fracture) are unavailable for selection.last_img read more

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first_img‘Miracle moments’ in the season of Eastertide COVID-19 cancels annual pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayó Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET COVID-19, Health & Healthcare Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Founded in 1816, El Santuario de Chimayó, in Chimayó, New Mexico, has thick adobe walls, two bell towers and six-foot crucifix, making it a prime example of Spanish colonial architecture. It is best known for the curative powers of the “holy dirt” found in its sacristy. Photo: James L. Overton[Episcopal News Service] During the penitential season of Lent, on Easter Sunday and during the 50 days of Eastertide, Episcopalians exclaim “Alleluia” and reflect on the mystery of faith.That many Christians believe the seven miracles of Jesus were historical events and affirmed his divinity is also a thread common to the tri-ethnic religious and cultural history of northern New Mexico.This is especially true in Santa Fe, New Mexico – the city of the Holy Faith of St. Francis of Assisi – where for decades a growing number of Episcopalians have joined their Roman Catholic brethren for the annual pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayó, located in Chimayó, New Mexico.It is a key spiritual element of Holy Week for The Church of the Holy Faith, an Episcopal church in Santa Fe.But this year, COVID-19 turned lives upside down, shuttered businesses and schools, and temporarily ended in-person worship and the communion of fellowship.“I think some within the congregation have been making the pilgrimage for about as long as I can remember,” said Marty Buchsbaum, a cradle parishioner at Holy Faith.Buchsbaum also spent years with the volunteer fire department in the Village of Tesuque, assisting the estimated 30,000 Good Friday pilgrims making their way along State Road 503 to the ancient village of Chimayó in Northern New Mexico. He remembers seeing Holy Faithers along the way.“It may have been only a handful, and they almost always joined the Maundy Thursday evening pilgrims. I clearly remember seeing and greeting members of the congregation as we [Tesuque Volunteer Fire District] were out helping to protect them,” he said.Pilgrims from Holy Faith on the winding road from the pueblo to El Santuario de Chimayó in 2018. Near the center of the picture, one parishioner carries a plain wooden cross. Photo: James L. OvertonThe Santuario is considered to be one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the United States, drawing some 300,000 Hispanics, Native Americans and people of other faiths and cultures every year. During Holy Week, it draws pilgrims from all over New Mexico. Some walk more than 100 miles carrying wooden crosses – often left in spontaneous shrines along a chain-link fence – or treading on cactus needles in their shoes to demonstrate penitence or devotion.Located between Santa Fe and Taos, the Santuario was founded in 1816. It was purchased by the Spanish Colonial Arts Society in 1929 and donated to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Today, it is considered a prime example of Spanish colonial architecture with its thick adobe walls, two bell towers and six-foot crucifix.The mission church has been compared to Lourdes, a major pilgrimage site in France where people come to heal and experience miracles. El Santuario de Chimayó became a National Historic Landmark in 1970.The Rev. Robin Dodge (left in black cassock) leads pilgrims from Santa Fe’s Church of the Holy Faith in one of the Stations of the Cross during the 2018 pilgrimage to Chimayó.Its provenance is a legend unto itself. In 1810, a local Penitente was performing his rites when he saw a light coming from a hillside near the Santa Cruz River. Following the light, he discovered it came out of the ground. Further investigation revealed a large crucifix bearing a black Christ. The crucifix was taken to the church in nearby Santa Cruz and hung high above the altar. Three times the giant crucifix disappeared. It was then decided that a chapel would be built over the hole where it was originally discovered. The chapel was later razed to make way for what is now the Santuario.Not unlike the pilgrims who travel to Lourdes for healing and spiritual enrichment, pilgrims and visitors who come to the Santuario are drawn by the powers of the “tierra bendita” or “holy dirt,” believed by many to have miraculous healing powers. The dirt is found in a small hole in a precept off the main altar. Pilgrims are warned not to eat or drink the dirt but are advised to say silent prayers when rubbing the dirt over body parts that need a healing intervention.While myth is that the dirt is from a never-ending supply, Chimayó priests have clean fill dirt trucked in from the surrounding hills to routinely replenish the supply in the hole, where it is consecrated. Chimayó is the name of a nearby hill where the soil was believed by Native Americans to have sacred healing powers, long before los conquistadores arrived in the mid 16th century. Soil analysis has shown the dirt to have elevated levels of calcium carbonate.Belief in the curative powers of the dirt is purely faith based. But pilgrims and the infirm routinely leave behind canes, crutches, rosaries, wooden crosses of all sizes and other iconic religious articles, talismans and amulets in affirmation of their healing and spiritual experience.Eleanor Ortiz, a retired teacher from Santa Fe, New Mexico, at the wheel of her car. In 2018, Ortiz led the pilgrims by driving ahead to secure locations where Holy Faith parishioners could stop for water and snacks and observe the Stations of the Cross. Photo: James L. Overton“For years, [Holy Faith] pilgrims making the 11-mile walk to Chimayó would start from the nearby pueblo of Pojoaque. It was later a few miles closer to the church in Nambe Pueblo – only eight miles away. Back then, pilgrims from Holy Faith were fewer than half a dozen. By 2019, the number swelled to some 40 people of all ages,” said Eleanor Ortiz, a member of Holy Faith’s Altar Guild who came to Santa Fe as a newly minted schoolteacher in 1966.“In those days, the handful of faithful would sit off to the side of the Santuario and do communion,” she said. “Then we would drive back to Santa Fe for a large Lenten New Mexican family-sized meal of salmon croquettes, macaroni with tomatoes and cheese, and calites (spinach, beans and crushed red chile).” Dessert would be torrejas (a sweet bread pudding) and natillas (a creamy Spanish custard).Upon joining Holy Faith in 2008, Ortiz made her first walk with the late parishioner Janet Kaye, who had done the walk for years. “The funny thing is that Janet would take a bottle of whiskey – for emergencies,” she said.Many Holy Faith parishioners credit the late rector, the Rev. Kenneth J. Semon, with making the walk an organized observance for the parish with enthusiastic support from the Rev. James Brzezinski, an associate rector. Semon added the 14 Stations of the Cross as part of the pilgrimage.Parishioner and former Senior Warden Ray Wallace started doing the walkabout a dozen years ago from Pojoaque on Good Friday. In a recent conversation, he lamented this year’s cancellation of the pilgrimage to Chimayó.“I’ve done it a goodly number of times,” Wallace said. “It’s been a part of my Easter observance for a lot of years, and I did not feel as spiritually engaged this Holy Week because I couldn’t do it.”Many Holy Faith parishioners share Wallace’s hope that they will once again be able to walk together in faith along the road to Chimayó.– James Overton, a retired career journalist and network television writer and producer, is a member of Santa Fe’s Church of the Holy Faith. 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first_imgFriday Jul 24, 2020 Kiwi fans absolutely love the newly unveiled Super Rugby Aotearoa trophy New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has today unveiled Tū Kōtahi Aotearoa, the unique trophy that will be presented to the winner of Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020.ADVERTISEMENTCreated by Otaki carver Bill Doyle, the trophy represents the coming together of the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders in the wake of the disruption and turmoil caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.Tū Kōtahi Aotearoa, which translates to Stand As One New Zealand, will be on display at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch for the Crusaders crunch match against the Hurricanes on Saturday night (25 July) before heading north to Eden Park for the Blues v Chiefs match on Sunday (26 July).Carved out of totara, the Tū Kōtahi Aotearoa base represents an upturned waka. The traditional pounamu mere mounted on top signifies the strength and unity rugby has shown to create Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa and bring the rugby community back together.NZR Kaihautu Luke Crawford said the name of the trophy derived from a Māori whakaaro (thought) coined while the country was in lockdown.“That thought spoke to Noho Tawhiti, which means to stay apart, but also Tū Kōtahi, which means do things together. As a country we needed to stay separated, but still be in this together to fight Covid-19. The bigger concept around it was the value rugby has had in providing a platform for the country to reunite post lockdown… so that was the korero, Noho Tawhiti Tū Kōtahi.“In the context of Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa it’s fitting that we say ‘Tū Kōtahi Aotearoa’ or ‘Stand As One New Zealand’, which is what the five clubs, the fans and the rugby community are doing in 2020.”ADVERTISEMENTCrawford said the trophy was intentionally rooted in humility (Whakaititanga), with the pounamu and accompanying taura (rope), repurposed from those normally presented to players for reaching 100 Investec Super Rugby Caps.“It has been a difficult time for many with job losses and economic impact, so it needed to be humble but still meaningful and authentic and also to serve as a maumaharatanga, or memory, of this time. ‘Ahakoa he iti he pounamu’ – ‘It is humble but it is precious’.”Doyle said he was “honoured” to be asked to create the trophy, which was designed in consultation with Te Wānanga o Raukawa master-carver Jason Hina.The designs in the wood were puhoro, traditional Māori leg tattoo, and unanahi, which represent the scales of a fish.ADVERTISEMENT“The unanahi represent Tangaroa [the Māori God of the sea]. They represent protection [for the waka during its journey]. The puhoro represents speed and balance and deception and everything you would have in a game of rugby.”The trophy has a special rugby connection for Doyle, whose son Sam (Ngāti Raukawa) was an original member of the Hurricanes in 1996, played fullback for the Māori All Blacks against the 1993 British and Irish Lions and represented Manawatu and Wellington. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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first_img Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/511149/kht-house-i-r-a Clipboard KHT House / I.R.A.Save this projectSaveKHT House / I.R.A. Architects: International Royal Architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Kahoku, Japan “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs:  Nobuaki NakagawaSave this picture!© Nobuaki NakagawaRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. Here we introduce a design plan of the two-family residence in Yamagata prefecture.Save this picture!Floor PlanIt is composed of a one-story house for elder family, a two-story house for younger family, and a japanese style room with a terrace between those houses. The roofs of houses of both sides smoothly connected, although their heights are not equal.Save this picture!© Nobuaki NakagawaConsidering the effects of snow cornice and snow damages, we connect its roof and walls seamlessly with galvalume steel sheets, and the walls which expose birch plywoods in each room support the heavy weight of snow.Save this picture!SectionAlthough this is kind of the so-called independent type two-family residence, in which a set of wet area is installed in each house, the japanese style room is placed in between; while the japanese style room is separated in two for each of the families by default, it can also be connected for annual ceremonies.Save this picture!© Nobuaki NakagawaProject gallerySee allShow lessUnified Architectural Theory: Chapter 5ArticlesCasa LK / Estúdio MRGBSelected Projects Share 2013 Save this picture!© Nobuaki Nakagawa+ 42 Share Japan Area:  197 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs KHT House / I.R.A. CopyAbout this officeI.R.A.OfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKahokuJapanPublished on June 07, 2014Cite: “KHT House / I.R.A.” 07 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave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 stream Projects Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/511149/kht-house-i-r-a Clipboardlast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 2002 red ribbon AIDS catalogue launched Howard Lake | 19 July 2002 | News The National AIDS Trust has launched its AWARE 2002 catalogue.For the last seven years the catalogue has been the UK¹s primary source for World AIDS Day and Red Ribbon-branded materials as well as other products related to AIDS awareness. In the AWARE 2002 catalogue there are now over 35 items for sale ranging from novel condom holders and mugs to popular staples such as folded red ribbons, badges and t-shirts. Advertisementcenter_img  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

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first_img  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fashion retailer Boden has worked with online fundraising service JustGiving to raise funds for Kid’s Company.Boden is running a competition to find four children whose smiling faces will be used to market the company’s clothing range of children, Johnnie b. The winners will be photographed to appear in a catalogue and they will receive £500 each to spend at the online clothes shop.To enter the competition parents or guardians need to make a minimum donation of £5 to Kid’s Company, that charity that gives educational and emotional support to inner-city children. Advertisement 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. Boden use JustGiving Facebook app to raise funds for Kid’s Company Tagged with: corporate Facebook Justgivingcenter_img Howard Lake | 17 January 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The donations are handled by JustGiving. Entries take place on the Boden Facebook page where entrants are invited to like the page.The competition closes at midnight on 30 January 2013.The campaign has already raised £7,864.20 of the £10,000 target from 1,412 donations.www.justgiving.com/faceofjohnnieblast_img read more

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first_img Melanie May | 5 July 2016 | News  52 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 ESA Arts Sponsorship Certificate enrolment opens with free introductory session Enrolment has opened for this year’s ESA Arts Sponsorship Certificate, led by the European Sponsorship Association in partnership with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, and Cause4.Back for a second year, the qualification is for those in the arts and cultural sectors those who either currently work in marketing positions in the sector, or those who wish to practice in this area. It is offering a free introductory session, run by course director Peter Raymond and taking place in London on 20th July.The 12-week course starts on 2nd September and is delivered online through a distance-learning platform and in person through a monthly evening seminar with industry experts.It includes:An introduction to sponsorship and how it worksWhy sponsorship is suited to the artsThe steps required to secure successful commercial relationshipsA guide to activating sponsorship arrangements effectivelyIn-depth reviews of many of the key aspects of sponsorship programmes (including hospitality, social media, and evaluation.Full details are available from the ESA site.  51 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: sponsorship Training About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further News RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan News February 23, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local radio station manager decapitated in southeast AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” March 11, 2021 Find out more May 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information center_img RSF_en AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn of the murder of Sadim Khan Bhadrzai, the manager of Mehman – Melma, a local radio station in Urgun, in the southeastern province of Paktika. His decapitated body was found yesterday after he was kidnapped the previous evening.“We offer our condolences to Bhadrzai’s family and friends, and to his colleagues in the Association of Independent Afghan Journalists, of which he was a member,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the authorities to shed light on the circumstances of this appalling murder. The perpetrators and instigators must be arrested and punished.”Launched last year, the radio station quickly became one of the most popular in the region. Deputy manager Yaghob Manzor said: “Sadim Khan Bhadrzai received a phone call at around 8 p.m. and left his house. His body was found the next day.” The police said they had begun an investigation “to identify the perpetrators of this savage decapitation.”Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid denied that the Taliban had any role in the murder although decapitation is one of their preferred methods of execution-style murder. Classified by Reporters Without Borders as “Enemies of Press Freedom” and responsible for the deaths of a growing number of civilians and journalists, the Taliban are firmly entrenched in the south and east of the country, which are news and information “black holes.” Several journalists have meanwhile been injured by police or protesters during the demonstrations taking place in several cities in protest against the US military for “insulting of the Koran.” The victims include an Agence France-Presse photographer who sustained a neck injury yesterday from a rubber bullet that was not life-threatening.Reporters Without Borders understands that public security has to be the priority for the police during such serious unrest, but the public’s right to news and information is fundamental and must be respected. Use of violence and other illegal actions by the police against journalists always go unpunished and are one of reasons for the increase in physical danger for journalists in Afghanistan. Follow the news on Afghanistan Organisation Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report sayslast_img read more

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first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Ginnie Mae GSE MBS Mortgage-Backed Securities Unpaid Principal Balance Summary Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Ginnie Mae: Outstanding Principal Balance Edges Closer to $2 Trillion  Print This Post Subscribe Previous: California Wildfires: Housing Damages Top $5 Billion Next: Opportunity Knocks for Women in Mortgage The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] center_img Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Ginnie Mae GSE MBS Mortgage-Backed Securities Unpaid Principal Balance Summary 2017-12-12 David Wharton Home / Daily Dose / Ginnie Mae: Outstanding Principal Balance Edges Closer to $2 Trillion Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago December 12, 2017 2,564 Views Ginnie Mae issued its latest Unpaid Principal Balance Summary this week, revealing that issuance of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) for the month of November 2017 totalled $39.13 billion. Ginnie’s total unpaid principal balance on MBS reached $1.904 trillion for the month, up from $1.894 trillion in October 2016.Of Ginnie Mae’s $39.13 billion issuance for November, $37.215 billion was from the Ginnie Mae II MBS program and $1.986 billion was from Ginnie Mae I MBS. According to Ginnie, Ginnie Mae IIs “are modified pass-through mortgage-backed securities for which registered holders receive an aggregate principal and interest payment from a central paying agent.” Ginnie Mae Is “are modified pass-through mortgage-backed securities on which registered holders receive separate principal and interest payments on each of their certificates.”All told, Ginnie Mae’s November MBS issuance “provided access to $37.734 billion in capital for single-family home loans and $1.467 billion for multi-family home loans.”Total issuance thus far for the fiscal year is $79.341 billion. Ginnie’s total outstanding unpaid principal balance increased to $1.904 trillion in November 2017, which is up from $1.894 trillion in October 2016.The Fed is expected to continue working to shrink the agency’s balance sheet, including MBS issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae. However, some believe even more drastic changes are needed for the GSEs. Ginnie Mae Acting President Michael R. Bright spoke before the House Financial Services Committee on November 29, during which he discussed a paper he co-wrote with FHFA Acting Director Ed DeMarco in September 2016. It proposed reconstituting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as lender-owned mutuals and removing Ginnie Mae from the auspices of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, instead converting Ginnie into a standalone government corporation like the FDIC, “with authority over its own budget, hiring, and compensation.”However, Bright also had praise for Ginnie. “At a very high level, the Ginnie Mae wrap works because we do two things effectively,” Bright said. “First, we are transparent about our rules and our processes with our investors. And second, we work hard to police our program.”You can read all of Ginnie Mae’s Monthly Unpaid Balance Reports by clicking here.last_img read more

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first_img EU structural funding should be used to create jobs – Deputy McHugh Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Facebook News Google+ Pinterest Donegal North East Deputy Joe Mc Hugh has told the Dail that the possibility of applying for EU structural funds to create jobs should be investigated.Speaking during a debate on the bailout package, Deputy Mc Hugh said neither the IMF nor the EU have any issues with the use of EU funds on cross border projects, and the collaborative model being followed in Donegal, Derry, Tyrone and Fermanagh should be adopted nationally.He said a clear message should be sent to Europe that supporting job creation through the use of structural funding is the best way to ensure economic recovery, and the history of cross border projects in the North West shows how that can be achieved……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2joemc830.mp3[/podcast] Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp By News Highland – May 5, 2011 PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegalcenter_img Google+ Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE WhatsApp Previous articleGAA – McBrearty & McGee in Donegal squadNext articleSinn Fein to raise Donegal fires in Dail tonight again News Highland Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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