Super Rugby Pick of the Week – Round 8

first_imgThursday Apr 14, 2011 Super Rugby Pick of the Week – Round 8 Another action packed rugby weekend kicks off tomorrow as the Chiefs host the Crusaders in Hamilton. Ahead of that, here’s some of the best tries from last weekend’s Super Rugby, as picked by Rugbydump. Last week the tries package went down quite well, with a few that many of you seemed to really enjoy. This week, Round 8, we’ve got even more great tries. In fact some were left out as time got quite tight, including Adam Thomson’s double for the Highlanders against the Cheetahs. Philip Burger’s try from that game is in though, a great effort from the Bloemfontein men despite going down narrowly on the road again. Their fellow countrymen, the Bulls, took an even bigger hiding at the hands of the Crusaders, who totally dominated the defending champs. Drew Mitchell scored two fantastic tries for the Waratahs against the Force, showing that he’s one of the best finishers in the game when put in space, while the Sharks proved too good for the Lions in Durban, scoring a few free flowing tries themselves. For the Brumbies Henry Speight showed his finishing prowess with a great try, while Aaron Cruden’s effort against them was quite unique, yet highly effective and very nicely done. It’s another good round with plenty of entertaining rugby for you to enjoy. Time: 04:48 Music: Pussy Liquor by Rob Zombie ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueeyThe 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

Bridge House / Max Pritchard Architect

first_img Text description provided by the architects. Background The clients required a permanent home/office on their small property, located one hour’s drive from Adelaide. A bend in the winter creek that divides the property, creates a billabong (a deep waterhole) bounded by a high rocky bank. A house was required that would allow appreciation of the site without spoiling its beauty, but at a budget comparable with a “prefabricated” dwelling or an “off the plan” developers design (approximately (A$220,000).The Design A narrow house form, spans over the creek. Glazing each side opens the house to views in both directions, giving the feeling of living amongst the trees. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesStructure and Materials Two steel trusses forming the primary structure, were fabricated off site and erected by two men and a crane in two days. They were anchored by four small concrete piers, poured each side of the creek. Spanning between the trusses is a concrete floor slab on steel decking with a layer of rigid insulation. The “box” walling and roofing is plantation pine. Sustainability and Environment House Size – A floor area of 110 sqm has proved quite adequate for the couple‘s permanent home and office. An efficient plan is a simple and effective method of limiting the environmental “footprint” of the building. Save this picture!Thermal Comfort – This house avoids any air conditioning by the following design techniques: Winter Heating The long sides of the house face north and south. The low winter sun from the north heats the black insulated concrete floor, storing heat for reradiating at night. Insulation to the underside of the slab, wall and roof combined with double glazed curtained windows aid the retention of heat. A small wood combustion heater provides additional heat when required, fuelled from timber grown sustainably on the site. Summer Cooling Pressed steel screens shade the north facing windows in summer. A combination of ceiling fans and openable windows allow for efficient and effective cooling from cross ventilation. By closing the house during hot summer days and opening it during the cool evenings, comfortable conditions can be maintained without air conditioning. Materials Where possible Materials were selected that were: – produced locally in a sustainable manner – recyclable or reusable – easily installed with little machinery – created little waste Steel and aluminum are used in recyclable sections, whilst satisfying the design requirements for bushfire prone areas. Secondary framing is plantation pine grown in the state. Roofing and wall cladding is recyclable sheet steel. Save this picture!Services Water Roof water is collected for use within the house. Waste Water Is pumped 100 metres from the creek to avoid pollution and dispersed underground following treatment. Electricity Photovoltaic cells are located on the adjacent shed, to power the house, with excess power fed back into the grid. Hot Water Solar hot water panels on the house roof provide hot water at minimal cost. Environmental Impact The design represents the classic “Touch the Earth Lightly” approach, both visually and environmentallyProject gallerySee allShow less”Design Education as Research Laboratory”, Conference at DIAArticlesGlass Balcony at Sears TowerArticles Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/27470/bridge-house-max-pritchard-architect Clipboard Save this picture!+ 16 Share Bridge House / Max Pritchard Architect CopyHouses•Adelaide, Australia “COPY” Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/27470/bridge-house-max-pritchard-architect Clipboard Projectscenter_img 2008 Architects: Max Pritchard Architect Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMax Pritchard ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAdelaideHousesAustraliaPublished on July 03, 2009Cite: “Bridge House / Max Pritchard Architect” 03 Jul 2009. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Bridge House / Max Pritchard ArchitectSave this projectSaveBridge House / Max Pritchard Architect Houses ArchDaily Year: last_img read more

Foothills House / Strachan Group Architects

first_imgArchDaily 2007 Foothills House / Strachan Group Architects New Zealand Foothills House / Strachan Group ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFoothills House / Strachan Group Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/474896/foothills-house-strachan-group-architects Clipboard Projects 2007 “COPY” Year:  CopyHouses•Pokeno, New Zealandcenter_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/474896/foothills-house-strachan-group-architects Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© Patrick Reynolds+ 21 Share Houses “COPY” Architects: Strachan Group Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStrachan Group ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPokenoHousesNew ZealandPublished on February 10, 2014Cite: “Foothills House / Strachan Group Architects” 10 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More 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 stream photographs:  Patrick ReynoldsPhotographs:   Patrick ReynoldsSave this picture!Floor PlanRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. Nestled on the lower southern slopes of the Bombay ranges and overlooking the Whangamarino Wetlands, this is a project that was to epitomize New Zealand living for a young family who have historic roots in the Pokeno region and a sense of place that comes from growing up in this small rural community.Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsWith panoramic views of the Waikato countryside to the south and east and very exposed to the often harsh, south-westerly winds, the site provided an interesting and often conflicting functional challenge to occupy.Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsThe low-slung roof form of the building follows the topography of the land, presenting a low profile that deflects and protects against the strong winds that accelerate off the valley floor. This simple roof extends over an elongated plan that stretches parallel to the land contour providing sheltered courtyards and verandahs to the north and extending a strong axis to the north-east providing prospect towards a lush native bush reserve. Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsThe building comprises two elongated shed-like pavilions, defining the living areas from the private areas with an internal garden courtyard linking the two. Arrival and entry is guided by stone-clad walls through a foyer located towards the southern end of the lower pavilion.  Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsThe foyer separates a home office and garage and storage areas to the left, from the main living spaces to the right, past an enclave living room to an open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area with direct connections to the pool, verandah and courtyard. Ribbon windows along the entire south-eastern wall allow panoramic landscape views to the Coromandel ranges.  Save this picture!DrawingDirectly ahead from the main entry foyer, the stone wall gives way to an internal courtyard, a link space with broad steps to the upper pavilion, housing the bedrooms, service areas and gymnasium. Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsThe site demanded the use of a palette of durable materials – coated steel, zinc, stone and concrete masonry and cedar weatherboards used in their “raw” state to blend with the natural landscape. Project gallerySee allShow lessRD House / VASHOSelected ProjectsEl Té – Casa de Chás / Sbardelotto Arquitetura + Mariana BogarinSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Marathon runner aims to frustrate Archer’s fundraising record bid

first_img Tagged with: Digital Events Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Foster has launched a Web site with the title People Vs Peer to promote her campaign and is using Justgiving.com to handle sponsorship donations. She is raising funds for ChildLine, NSPCC, Cancer Research UK, Help the Aged, and Shelter. She is also accepting donations by cheque for some of these charities, by publishing a PDF version of the donation form.She has produced a downloadable poster to promote her bid, and has already attracted media coverage. Her first online donation was received on 11 January 2004.This is a fine example of an individual using the Internet to promote her fundraising activities and secure the donations tax-efficiently. Howard Lake | 29 January 2004 | News Marathon runner aims to frustrate Archer’s fundraising record bidcenter_img Marathon runner Laura Foster doesn’t want Jeffrey Archer to gain the world record for fundraising in a charity marathon run. So she has set out to beat that record herself.“Why should Jeffrey Archer hijack the London Marathon for his own personal glory?” asks runner Laura Foster. She feels his bid to raise £1.66 million for charity and break the record for the largest charity sum raised for a marathon detracts from the ethos of the London Marathon.Describing herself as “Ms Ordinary” and “Nobody from Nowhere”, she believes the focus should be on all the ordinary runners who raise millions for charity every year. “If Ms Ordinary broke the record, then Archer would be starved of the publicity he is seeking, and the spotlight would stay on the event and the charities that benefit from the thousands of ordinary runners that raise money every year”, she argues. Advertisement  34 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

Barclaycard Freedom partnership announced at inaugural JustGiving awards

first_imgBarclaycard Freedom partnership announced at inaugural JustGiving awards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Individual giving Justgiving Technology Howard Lake | 10 February 2010 | News  73 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis On Wednesday 3rd February, JustGiving announced that it will be the charity partner for the newly launched Barclaycard Freedom rewards programme – set to be the broadest retail rewards scheme in the UK. The scheme, which JustGiving will join in May, allows customers to donate additional money to charitable causes using their Barclaycard Freedom ‘Reward Money’.The innovative loyalty scheme will be available to over eight million Barclaycard cardholders who will earn rewards in a broad range of high street and online retail outlets when the scheme goes live in March.Charities will benefit in two ways: not only will Barclaycard customers be able to donate their Reward Money through JustGiving, but Barclaycard will match those donations, up to the value of £50,000 during 2010.Anne-Marie Huby, JustGiving’s Managing Director said: “JustGiving is constantly looking for new ways to help charities raise more money. Barclaycard Freedom will both grow our member charities’ income and delight their supporters – a fantastic win for the charity sector in a tough economic climate.”Sarah Newman, Managing Director of Barclaycard Freedom, added: “Barclaycard Freedom incorporates all of the best elements of a rewards scheme, with the rewards, quite simply, in pounds and pence. We are delighted that JustGiving has joined as a charity partner in this scheme.”The partnership was announced by JustGiving’s CEO Zarine Kharas at the first JustGiving awards evening, held to celebrate the most inspirational appeals held on JustGiving in 2009.Major Phil Packer who, despite the loss of the use of his legs whilst fighting in Iraq, famously walked the London Marathon over 14 days raising over £1 million in the process, was the keynote speaker. The awards celebrated the incredible achievements and irresistible energy of people who each year raise money for the causes they are passionate about. Sarah Hope, nominee for Incredible Achievement Award and a fundraiser for The Limbless Association commented on the awards, “So many people have tragic stories to tell and when tragedy happens you have to swim or you sink. The strength of feeling in the room created a wonderful atmosphere of the strength of human kindness and how people can overcome adversity.”Fundraisers were joined on the night by many of the charities they so tirelessly campaigned for. “It was a privilege to be present at the first ever JustGiving awards, listening to the amazing stories from the ordinary people who had put such time, effort and drive into raising money for the causes they care about,” said one of the charity representatives, Craig Fordham, Challenge Events Manager at Macmillan. He added, “It really reminds me why we do what we do and makes me proud of the sector. I’d like to thank JustGiving for making this happen – firstly for bringing all these heart-warming stories together, and secondly, for enabling these special individuals to raise huge amounts of money through their website.”ABOUT THE JUSTGIVING AWARDSThe most popular award went to the Sophie Atay appeal, set up to help 2-year old Sophie, who needed to raise half a million pounds to undergo special treatment for her rare form of Neuroblastoma. After her story was featured on ITV news 40,000 people visited her page, and donated over £520,000 to the 2Simple Trust.The most successful award went to Major Phil Packer, who lost the use of his legs after a spinal cord injury in February 2008 whilst fighting in Iraq but has since completed many incredible challenges, including walking the London Marathon over 14 days, raising over £1 million.Simon Painter and David Wood from Berkshire won the most innovative fundraising award for a sponsored jailbreak which took them from Manchester University to Luanda in Angola, via Lagos, Liege in Belgium and U.A.E. – without spending any money at all, and dressed in flip-flops and orange boiler suits.The JustGiving community of users voted for the final award, the people’s choice, for the most incredible achievement. The winners were Will Hemsley, Jonathan Hughes and Nick Mclelland, who led a 600-mile cycle ride through England, France and Switzerland with a team of 24 friends, in aid of spinal injury charities Spinal Research and Aspire. One of the riders’ younger brother, Oli, was helped by Spinal Research after he was stabbed in an unprovoked knife attack in August 2008. Together they raised an astounding £77,931 through JustGiving. 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

Ag Industry Urges Trump to Appoint Full USDA Leadership Team Now

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 28, 2017 Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Industry Urges Trump to Appoint Full USDA Leadership Team Now Previous articleEthanol Production IncreasesNext articleUSDA Seeking Public Input on GMO Labeling Hoosier Ag Today As President Donald Trump approaches the 200-day mark of his administration, more than a dozen agricultural organizations are urging him to move quickly to fill vacancies within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A letter sent to the White House Wednesday by the National Corn Growers Association and other groups told the President that agriculture needs decision makers in place to serve farmers, ranchers, and consumers. The groups noted the 55 percent decrease in farm income over the last three years. The organizations praised the selection of Sonny Perdue to lead USDA but noted that the agency has more than 100,000 employees and needs a full leadership team. As the letter states: “The absence of high-ranking officials at USDA puts our farmers and ranchers at a disadvantage.” NCGA President Wesley Spurlock complimented Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s leadership, but says, “It’s time to get a full leadership team in place.”Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Ag Industry Urges Trump to Appoint Full USDA Leadership Team Nowlast_img read more

“Dangerous trend” condemned after anti-crime unit questions four journalists over Sarkozy video

first_img Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU May 10, 2021 Find out more News News Reporters Without Borders today condemned a “dangerous” increase in press freedom violations in France after four journalists were questioned by an anti-crime unit, the BDRP, yesterday in Paris about a widely-circulated video of President Nicolas Sarkozy talking informally to TV studio staff without realising he was being filmed.“France holds the European record for police and court attempts to violate the confidentiality of journalists’ sources, with a total of six raids, three judicial investigations and more than 10 court summonses in the past two years,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Too many press freedom violations are taking place in France. This dangerous trend must be stopped.”The video, which showed President Sarkozy in a France 3 TV studio on 30 June 2008 expressing irritation with a technician for his perceived impoliteness, was immediately posted on the Rue89 news website and other sites. The BDRP began investigating after France 3’s management filed a complaint alleging “theft, reception of stolen property and piracy.”France 3 journalists Joseph Tual and Carine Azzopardi and Rue89 journalist Augustin Scalbert were questioned by the BDRP yesterday morning. Rue89 editor Pierre Haski was questioned in the afternoon. None of them was detained. Afterwards, the BDRP reportedly passed its findings to the Paris prosecutor’s office, which is to decide whether to go ahead with a prosecution.“We have always refused to compare the press freedom situation in France with the situation in Russia, China or Burma, but this is too much,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The work of journalists needs to be better protected. Many journalists live in fear of being prosecuted and this is inacceptable in a country such as France.”President Sarkozy was filmed prior to being interviewed for the France 3 programme 19/20. The management of France 3, which is state-owned, also held an internal investigation into how the video became available on the Internet, where it was seen by hundreds of thousands of people. Reporters Without Borders today condemned a “dangerous” increase in press freedom violations in France after four journalists were questioned by an anti-crime unit, the BDRP, yesterday in Paris about a widely-circulated video of President Nicolas Sarkozy talking informally to TV studio staff without realising he was being filmed. June 2, 2021 Find out more FranceEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Follow the news on France FranceEurope – Central Asia Organisation RSF_en “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says April 2, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Dangerous trend” condemned after anti-crime unit questions four journalists over Sarkozy video to go further Help by sharing this information News News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Chabad of Pasadena: Torah & Tea for Women

first_img More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Chabad of Pasadena invites all women to “Torah & Tea for Women,” a Torah study group for women. Tuesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. at a private residence in Pasadena.The Five Books of Moses—the Torah—is quite simply the most widely-read, most influential literary work in all of human history. Since its first appearance in a blaze of Divine revelation on Mount Sinai over 3300 years ago, the Torah and its teachings have provoked inspired inquiry to discover its infinitely-layered designs and meanings.This women’s Torah series brings participants to this tradition of classical Jewish learning in a series of clear and engaging weekly classes. Probing the ideas and issues presented in each week’s Torah portion, these lessons offer timely lessons for living-from the most timeless of all texts.Email [email protected] for location information. No fee.Chabad of Pasadena, 1090 East Walnut St., Pasadena, (626) 644-7422 or visit www.chabadpasadena.com. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News Top of the News Community News Faith & Religion News Chabad of Pasadena: Torah & Tea for Women Article and Photo courtesy of CHABAD OF PASADENA Published on Friday, September 4, 2015 | 12:46 pm Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Competition winner

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGScompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon Limerick Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email NewsCompetition winnerBy Alan Jacques – September 28, 2016 743 center_img Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleState aid given to Shannon firm linked to US money laundering probeNext articleWogan remembered as a ‘giant among broadcasters’ Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WELL done to Niamh Gleeson from Castletroy who is the lucky winner of one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of her choice at the Odeon Cinema in Castletroy. Enjoy!The answer to our competition in last week’s edition was Black Hills Forest.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More tickets to give away to the Odeon Cinema in this Thursday’s Limerick Post. WhatsApplast_img read more

Online Petition to End Conservatorship of GSEs Posted on White House Web Site

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Online Petition to End Conservatorship of GSEs Posted on White House Web Site December 31, 2014 1,156 Views Share Save Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Petitions White House 2014-12-31 Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Petitions White House The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Online Petition to End Conservatorship of GSEs Posted on White House Web Site 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. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago An online petition calling for the end of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)’s conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has been posted to the White House’s “We the People” Web page.The conservatorship of the two GSEs has been a lightning rod for controversy, particularly in the last year. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been under conservatorship of the FHFA since September 2008 “to preserve and conserve their assets and property and restore them to a sound financial condition so they can continue to fulfill their statutory mission of promoting liquidity and efficiency in the nation’s housing finance markets,” according to FHFA’s website. The two GSEs received a combined $188 billion in bailout money from the government in 2008, but have since returned to profitability.Opponents of the conservatorship, such as those backing the petition, contend that the conservatorship has served its purpose and is no longer needed. The petition was posted online on December 20 and reported to have been created by a resident of Minnesota. The petition reads as follows:”WE, the undersigned, hereby petition our U.S. Federal Government and our President Obama for the immediate release from Federal Government Conservatorship for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, by Executive Order of President Obama, or Director Melvin Watt, or any other means whereby full and immediate release from conservatorship would be effected.”Whereas: the extraordinary economic circumstances under which the conservatorship of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae might have been necessary have passed, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have fully repaid the Federal Government every dollar provided, further conservatorship serves no useful purpose; for these and other compelling reasons the conservatorship of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae should be ended immediately.”The petition’s goal is to collect 100,000 signatures by January 19, 2015. As of December 31 at 10 a.m., there were 907 signatures on the petition.At the center of the debate surrounding the conservatorship has been the cost to taxpayers and investors. Several lawsuits have been filed against the federal government in the last year and a half by the GSEs’ largest investors over the sweeping of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac profits into Treasury, including two by Pershing Square Capital Management and its CEO, William A. Ackman; one by Perry Capital; and one by Fairholme Funds.  The investors claimed in the lawsuits that the diverting of GSE profits into Treasury equates to taking private property for public use without “just compensation,” a practice forbidden by the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and that diverting GSE profits created a “windfall” for the government while shortchanging GSE shareholders. The Perry and Fairholme suits were dismissed by a judge; Ackman voluntarily withdrew one of the Pershing Square suits, while the other remains active.Earlier this month, the FHFA and its director, Mel Watt, drew criticism from many lawmakers with the announcement the Agency would resume diverting GSE money into the Housing Trust Fund and Capital Management Fund, a practice that was suspended in November 2008.Efforts have been made recently not just to end the conservatorship, but to eliminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac altogether. U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) introduced S.1217 in June 2013, proposing a detailed plan to eliminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with the Federal Mortgage Insurance Corporation, a private insurance company system with a government backstop. The bill asserts that eliminating the two GSEs would save the government billions in the next 10 years. A year and a half after being introduced, however, the bill has yet to go to either the senate or house for a vote. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Matt Martin Real Estate Acquires Online Real Estate Auction Company Next: Stronger Economic Fundamentals Expected to Drive Increases in Home Sales, Housing Starts in 2015 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articleslast_img read more