Keane to visit winning fundraisers

first_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Ireland  25 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 September 2008 | News Keane to visit winning fundraisers Irish soccer legend Roy Keane will pay a visit to Bandon Bridge primary school in west Cork after they were chosen as the most creative fundraisers from 33 entries in the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind initiative in association with Specsavers.The 32 runner-up schools all received Sunderland shirts signed by the manager with the winners being chosen from Keane’s native county. Each of the 33 shortlisted schools were selected by IGDB Regional Managers from hundreds of entries with the overall winning school decided by an independent auditor from Pricewaterhousecoopers.Over the seven years of the Specsavers Shades fundraising and awareness campaign more than €1.4 million has been raised for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. This year all funds raised were used for the continuation and development of the crucial and free services provided by IGDB.www.guidedogs.ielast_img read more

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2012 offers £1m in matched donations

first_img Tagged with: christmas Digital matched giving The Big Give Howard Lake | 9 May 2012 | News Online giving service The Big Give Christmas is to match up to £1 million in donations to charities via its site in its 2012 Christmas Challenge.Charities taking part are invited to encourage their donors to make donations during a short period in the run-up to Christmas. This year, following previous demand for the service, the giving period has been extended to 13 days. Charities have to set a target and then spend the summer recruiting donors who will pledge to contribute to that target. The donors then give during the Christmas Challenge period.The Big Give Christmas Challenge is designed as an opportunity for charities to increase their income but also to recruit new donors and reactivate lapsed donors with the offer of matched funding.The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2010 raised over £9.4 million for the 323 charities that took part, and the 2011 Christmas Challenge raised over £12.5 million for over 400 participating charities.The Big Give is offering a number of free one-hour online seminars to guide organisations through the process, and to share ideas for making the most out of the opportunity. Charities that sign up to the Christmas Challenge are required to attend one of these seminars. There will also be optional marketing seminars available during the summer.The Big Give is funded by the Reed Foundation and therefore does not charge for its services. Online donations are processed by Charities Trust who deduct a fee of 4%.Applications to take part close on 24 June 2012.http://content.thebiggive.org.uk/challenge-explained/ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2012 offers £1m in matched donations  29 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

241 organisations receive Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

first_img241 organisations receive Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Melanie May | 2 June 2021 | News “Recent research has shown that 99% of people who have volunteered report positive personal benefits, including a sense of purpose, achievement and feeling as though they are making a difference. I hope today’s award inspires people and I encourage everyone to consider how they could volunteer in some way.” The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Independent Committee Chair Sir Martyn Lewis, said: “There is no finer example of democracy in action than people getting together at a local level to tackle a problem or issue at the heart of their community. This year’s magnificent award winning groups touch virtually every area of need across our society. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “They also highlight the growing and key role which volunteers are playing in times of rapid change and unprecedented challenges. Whether driven by a neighbourly passion to help others or to achieve that well recognised “high” of personal satisfaction, volunteering taps into a rich spirit of generosity, ingenuity and kindness. The Queen’s Award’s judges are proud to honour the achievements of those who help to make our country great.” How & when to nominate an organisation for a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Any group of three or more people doing volunteering work for three years or more can be nominated for the award. The majority of the group must be volunteers, and more than half the volunteers must have the right to live in the UK.To be nominated they should do work that:provides a service and meets a need for people living in the local communityis supported, recognised and respected by the local community and the people who benefit from itis run locallyNominations for the 2022 awards are open now, and close on 15 September 2021.  More information on how to nominate is available here. The highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK, the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, will be awarded to 241 organisations across the UK today, during this year’s Volunteers Week.  396 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara Second Wave Centre for Youth Arts in London, which provides a meeting place for young people, diverting them from criminal activity through theatre and writing projects. During the pandemic, they have established a series of small, socially-distanced support groups. Fellrunner Village Bus in Cumbria, a volunteer minibus service for rural communities across Eden District. They provide much-needed access to shops and services for the elderly and isolated. During the pandemic, they provided shopping and collected prescriptions for shielding villagers, and also delivered food parcels. Westhill and District Men’s Shed in Aberdeenshire, which brings men together for friendship, to reduce loneliness and improve mental health. During the pandemic, they used a 3D printer to produce 2700 face shields for care staff. A Safe Space to be Me in County Antrim, which provides mental health support in a rural community. During the pandemic, they delivered 48 laptops for home schooling and provided practical support and financial aid. Barmouth Community First in Gwynedd, which provides a fast response to accidents and emergencies in a rural area until an ambulance arrives. During the pandemic, they have delivered prescriptions to shielded members of the community, and collect essential medical supplies to assist the local pharmacy.Acts of Kindness Community (Solent), which in the past year has fed thousands of people, collecting prescriptions for those isolating and regularly telephoning those suffering from loneliness. In addition to The Queen’s Award, it has been recognised as one which has provided impactful support to the community in response to the pandemic and its award will include reference to this work together with badges for individual volunteers involved in providing extra support related to the pandemic.The Link Foundation helps disadvantaged children in need through its healthcare, social services and school partner networks, and has also been specifically selected by the QAVS to receive a special Covid-19 designation, in recognition of the impactful support provided to the community and the response of its volunteers throughout the pandemic.Others include Women’s Inclusive Team (main image), Broke Not Broken, Mindsong, Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, and Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara. Charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have received the award for delivering exceptional service within their communities over the past year and beyond, from reaching people suffering with dementia through music and song in Gloucestershire, to providing support and friendship to refugees and asylum seekers in Merseyside.  “In these challenging times, charities, social enterprises and their volunteers have been the backbone of local communities. Tagged with: Awards Volunteering Volunteers Recipients include: Many adapted their services to respond to the coronavirus outbreak as the voluntary sector continues to play a vital role in the national recovery, and a special designation has been given to 164 of the group for providing impactful support during the initial lockdown. Advertisement Minister for Civil Society and Youth, Baroness Barran, will be marking Volunteers’ Week with a series of visits to some of the exceptional organisations carrying out critical work. She commented: 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

Young student held incommunicado for past nine month over blog entries

first_img News Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders has learned that blogger and high-school student Tal Al-Mallouhi has been detained arbitrarily by the Syrian intelligence services ever since she was summoned on 27 December 2009 for questioning about some of her blog entries. No charge has been brought against her and it is not known where she is being held.Reporters Without Borders calls for an immediate end to this arbitrary detention. Mallouhi must be tried in a transparent manner if she really did commit a crime or else she must be freed at once. Born in 1991, she was 18 at the time of her arrest.Mallouhi kept three blogs in which she criticised Arab and Syrian international policy and the Union for the Mediterranean, a partnership between the European Union and Mediterranean basin countries.Her mother insisted that she knew nothing about politics in a letter to President Bashar Al-Assad pleading for release. The family did not publicise her arrest because they were hoping to obtain her release through discreet negotiations with the authorities.At least five journalists and netizens are currently detained in Syria, which is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet” because of the level of online censorship and the persecution of those who dare to express their views freely online.Journalist Ali Al-Abdallah, who should have been released on completing a 30-month jail sentence on 16 June, continues to be held because of an article posted online at the end of 2009 in which he criticised the Islamic Republic of Iran’s religious system and Syria’s relations with Iran.Firas Saad and Habib Saleh, two cyber-dissidents who were arrested in May 2008, and Kamal Sheikhou ben Hussein, a human rights activists and cyberdissident who was arrested on 25 June 2010, are all still being held.Tareq Byasi was released on 16 August on completing a three-year jail term on charges of “attacking the nation’s soul” and “undermining national sentiment” for allegedly posting an article criticising the Syrian security services on an Internet forum. Arrested in July 2007, he was initially given a six-year sentence in May 2008, but it was quickly commuted to three years. Help by sharing this information March 8, 2021 Find out more News to go furthercenter_img Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Follow the news on Syria SyriaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en September 15, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Young student held incommunicado for past nine month over blog entries News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Concern about Pakistani dissident journalist’s disappearance in Sweden

first_img Organisation March 30, 2020 Concern about Pakistani dissident journalist’s disappearance in Sweden PakistanAsia – PacificSwedenEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence DisappearancesPredators Ahmad Waqass Goraya, a Pakistani blogger living in self-imposed exile in the Netherlands, was attacked and threatened outside his Rotterdam home on 2 February by two individuals speaking Urdu. “This attack fits the modus operandi of Pakistani spy agencies,” he told RSF afterwards. In January 2017, Goraya was abducted and tortured in Pakistan for several weeks by what he called a “government institution with links to the military.” Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Follow the news on Asia – Pacific News No one has heard from him since then. His Pakistan-based wife, Shahnaz Baloch, was due to join him in Uppsala a few days later. The Swedish police told RSF that he did alight from the train in Uppsala 45 minutes after it left Stockholm. The editor of the Balochistan Times news website, Sajid Hussain went missing after boarding a train in Stockholm at around 11:30 a.m. on 2 March to go Uppsala, 70 km to the north, with the aim of collecting the keys to his new apartment and leaving some personal effects there. News June 7, 2021 Find out more “Everything indicates that this is an enforced disappearance,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “And if you ask yourself who would have an interest in silencing a dissident journalist, the first response would have to be the Pakistani intelligence services. In view of the nature of the articles published by Sajid Hussain, which often crossed the ‘red lines’ imposed by the military establishment in Islamabad, and all the other reasons for suspecting Pakistani intelligence, we urge the Swedish police to work on this hypothesis.” Sajid Hussain has been missing since 2 March (photo: family archive). According to confidential information obtained by RSF, a list of Pakistani dissidents who are now refugees in other countries is currently circulated within Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the most powerful of Pakistan’s intelligence agencies. Increase in intimidation attempts News “Sajid Hussain’s disappearance is worrying,” said Erik Halkjaer, the president of RSF’s Swedish section. “I urge the Swedish authorities to take his disappearance seriously and investigate it thoroughly. Considering the recent attacks and harassment against other Pakistani journalists in Europe, we cannot ignore the possibility that his disappearance is related to his work.” Grounds for suspicion June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF has also been able to establish that at least two other Pakistani journalists with refugee status in European countries are currently being pressured by the ISI by means of intimidation of family members still in Pakistan. Help by sharing this information Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en News Last year, the organization’s Swedish section noted an increase in attempts to intimidate journalists from countries with authoritarian regimes living in self-imposed exile in Sweden. They included several journalists of Iranian origin. Receive email alerts Pakistan is ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. to go further Hussain’s news site, the Balochistan Times, covered human right violations and other aspects of the situation in Balochistan, a province in southwestern Pakistan where several rebel groups are active and where the army tolerates only its own version of events, as RSF described in the autumn of 2017. PakistanAsia – PacificSwedenEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence DisappearancesPredators Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Swedish police to do everything possible to find a Pakistani journalist who disappeared nearly a month ago in Sweden, where he has political refugee status, and to prioritize the hypothesis that he was abducted at the behest of a Pakistani intelligence agency. June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

In reaction to spying scandal, Morales contradicts his parliamentary leader

first_img to go further News News Receive email alerts Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment Reporters Without Borders welcomes the government’s swift reaction to the news that the police department has been spying on political leaders and journalist Juan José Espada of the privately-owned TV channel Unitel, and hopes the news will not be used by the media or politicians to revive tension. News BoliviaAmericas Organisation June 12, 2020 Find out more February 1, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 In reaction to spying scandal, Morales contradicts his parliamentary leader News November 18, 2016 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is stunned by President Evo Morales’ comments on 30 January, six days after it was revealed that 18 politicians and a journalist had been illegally spied on. They contradict the reassuring statements about press freedom previously made by Ivan Canelas, deputy of the ruling Movement to Socialism (MAS). “The spying scandal must not exacerbate a fraught political climate that is causing real difficulties for news media of all tendencies,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The opposition is wrong to encourage suspicion that the president is to blame for the spying. The president is wrong to try to defend himself by accusing all the media of spying on him. These accusations are all the more surprising as Canelas, the president’s ally, has been quick to condemn attacks on the press.”The press freedom organisation added: “This tension can be avoided, but it means the media must be given real guarantees about the confidentiality of their sources, something that is vital for journalism. Consultations have already taken place between the media and the government on this subject. We reiterate our commitment to promote dialogue.”On 30 January, President Morales accused the media of “paying” members of his personal bodyguard to locate and follow him. He said be felt “spied on” by journalists. His comments were in response to the revelations that 18 politicians, including two parliamentarians from his own party, and pro-opposition journalist Juan José Espada of the privately-owned TV channel Unitel, had been illegally spied on. Morales denied any role in the spying, which the police department previously blamed on members of the police intelligence service.The spying scandal has been referred to parliament. Canelas, a former journalist who is now deputy of MAS, said he “personally asked the public prosecutor’s office to open an investigation to establish who is responsible for violence and attacks on journalists, so that they are punished.” The parliamentary leader of MAS, César Navarro, has also defended the media’s right to express their views.There is continuing concern in the media about the intention to “make news and information transparent and to lift the right to confidentiality” which Morales expressed in his message to parliament on 22 January. The National Press Association said yesterday that the aim was to undermine the confidentiality of sources and that this posed “a grave threat to free expression and press freedom and society’s right to be properly informed.”______________________________________28.01.08 – Media urged not to allow spying on journalist to sabotage dialogue with governmentReporters Without Borders is dismayed by last week’s revelation that the police department’s intelligence service has been involved in unauthorised spying on politicians and Juan José Espada, the news director of the privately-owned TV channel Unitel, and hopes this will not affect the dialogue between the government and media that began after the violence against the press at the height of last year’s political crisis.The press freedom organisation stresses that journalists must be able to enjoy all the guarantees of professional secrecy they need in order to do their job properly.“We welcome the government’s swift reaction to the news of this spying, in which sectors of the police appear to have overstepped the limits of their duties.” Reporters Without Borders said. “The investigation into the spying on Espada must now establish whether the aim was to identify his sources. If this turns out to be the case, it would constitute a grave violation of press freedom, which depends on professional secrecy. We also want to know whether other journalists were spied on.”The organisation added: “These revelations should nonetheless not be used as an argument for reviving tension between the media and the political class or for polarising the media. There is a greater need that ever to pursue the dialogue initiated between the government and media representatives after last year’s violent protests and to contribute to social peace, just as the dialogue between the central government and the opposition state governors must continue.”The domestic espionage scandal broke on 24 January when the privately-owned TV channels Cadena A, ATB, PAT and Unitel and the national dailies La Razón and El Nuevo Dia each reported receiving a CD-ROM containing a dozen or so case files, about 40 memos and more than 400 photos revealing spying carried out by the national police intelligence service at the end of last year without any control from above.A total of 18 politicians were among the targets of the spying, including former president Jorge Quiroga, who heads the opposition Podemos party, and four provincial governors opposed to President Evo Morales. They also included Senate speaker Oscar Ortiz and two parliamentary representatives of the ruling Movement to Socialism (MAS), Gustavo Torrico and Guido Guardia. And they included Espada, who was Unitel’s joint news director in La Paz at the time although he is now based in Santa Cruz. Relations between Unitel and the government have been tense for some time.In the absence of President Morales, who was visiting Argentina, Vice-President Alvaro Garcia ordered the national police commander, Gen. Miguel Vásquez, on 25 January to provide him with full information about the spying. Gen. Vásquez publicly held the intelligence service responsible and promised that “every guarantee” would be given to the press.The drafting of a new constitution has been very divisive and has caused a national political crisis in which both pro-government and opposition media were the targets of threats and violence last year. So far this year, the government and opposition have been trying to defuse the tension. Nonetheless, the La Paz headquarters of PAT was slightly damaged in an attack on 19 January, as was ATB’s headquarters on 25 January. Several newspaper also reported that René Fernández of Radio Cadena Nacional was physically attacked on 25 January in La Paz and warned to reveal nothing about the spying, which he has been investigating.The media are also concerned about possibly changes to legislation concerning the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. February 1, 2018 Find out more Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Help by sharing this information RSF_en BoliviaAmericas Follow the news on Bolivia Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exilelast_img read more

New law tightens government’s grip on media

first_img JordanMiddle East – North Africa Two Jordanian TV journalists arrested after broadcasting criticism of lockdown This week’s royal decree amending Jordan’s media legislation and drastically restricting freedom of information appals Reporters Without Borders, which expressed its deep concern about the draft law on 30 August and subsequently wrote to the senate speaker urging him to reject it.”These new curbs on freedom expression, which affect online media in particular, have swept aside the reform promises that the government made at the height of the Arab Spring in 2011,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This law, under which Jordan’s 220 news websites will have to obtain government accreditation to continue operating, is clearly designed to increase the regime’s control over the media, especially online media, at a time when the Internet is playing a major role in informing and rallying the Arab population.”The new law, which amends the press and publications code, violates international standards on freedom of information, especially article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which covers freedom of opinion and expression.”The new provisions regulating how news websites operate will leave a permanent threat hanging over online journalists who express views that are at variance with the government’s,” Reporters Without Borders added.Aside from the danger it poses to media independence, the new law enshrines censorship and judicial proceedings as the standard response when online journalists broach sensitive subjects. Article 49 paragraph 7 allows systematic censorship whenever officials decide that content does not comply with the law’s provisions.Reporters Without Borders is particularly concerned about the judicial abuses that could result from the vagueness of the language used to refer to offences. Paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 42 refer to crimes “against internal and external security” without offering any precise definition.The possibility of publication bans being imposed on both print and online media is also disturbing. The state broadcasting commission’s power to refuse to issue or renew licences puts journalists and website editors in a precarious situation and is liable to encourage self-censorship.Requiring journalists to join a union that is not independent is also unacceptable. Journalists must be free to decide whether or not to join a union or association, and to choose which one they join.Finally, paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of article 49 render news sites legally responsible for the comments posted at the foot of articles or other forms of content.Many journalists have been participating in daily sit-ins in Amman in protest against the new law’s adoption. Others demonstrated in Amman on 19 and 20 September to demand repeal of the new provisions and to proclaim their refusal to work under the threat of prosecution. Follow the news on Jordan April 14, 2020 Find out more News News Jordan bans coverage of teachers’ protests Organisation June 15, 2020 Find out more September 21, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New law tightens government’s grip on media Read in Arabic (بالعربية)center_img RSF_en News News August 12, 2020 Find out more JordanMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives to go further Related documents Document in ArabicPDF – 43.98 KB last_img read more

While Forbearance Activity Decreases, Many Homeowners Remain in Plans

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago March 16, 2021 1,204 Views Home / Daily Dose / While Forbearance Activity Decreases, Many Homeowners Remain in Plans Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles 2021-03-16 Christina Hughes Babb About Author: Christina Hughes Babb While Forbearance Activity Decreases, Many Homeowners Remain in Plans Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Names New CEO Next: Toomey: Congress Must Address ‘Fundamental Flaws in the System’ Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News house, neighborhoodBased on the latest forbearance and call volume survey from Mortgage Banker’s Association (MBA), the number of loans actively in forbearance decreased 6 basis points, to 5.14% from 5.20% of servicers’ portfolio volume from March 1-7.The MBA estimates that 2.6 million homeowners are in forbearance plans.By lending agency, the share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance decreased to 2.88%, a 6-basis-point improvement.Ginnie Mae loans in forbearance decreased 12 basis points to 7.16%.For portfolio loans and private-label securities (PLS), the numbers remained unchanged from a week before at 9.05%.The percentage of loans in forbearance for independent mortgage bank (IMB) servicers decreased 6 basis points to 5.45%, and the percentage of loans in forbearance for depository servicers declined 9 basis points to 5.19%.”One year after the onset of the pandemic, many homeowners are approaching 12 months in their forbearance plan. That is likely why call volume to servicers picked up in the prior week to the highest level since last April, and forbearance exits increased to their highest level since January. With new forbearance requests unchanged, the share of loans in forbearance decreased again,” said Mike Fratantoni, MBA’s Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. “Homeowners with federally backed loans have access to up to 18 months of forbearance, but they need to contact their servicer to receive this additional relief.”Fratantoni added, “The American Rescue Plan provides needed support for homeowners who are continuing to struggle during these challenging times, and stimulus payments are being delivered to households now. We anticipate that this support, along with the improving job market, will help many homeowners to get back on their feet.”Frantanoni is one of several insiders who have weighed in on the Rescue Plan. and what it means for the industry.The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently announced extensions of several measures that the agency says will align COVID-19 mortgage relief policies across the federal government. This announcement, which extends temporary measures (previously set to expire March 31) until the end of June follows the White House’s February 16 moratoria extension applied to all federally backed mortgages through the same period.Said measures include provisions for borrowers with Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac-backed mortgages who may be eligible for an additional three-month extension of COVID-19 forbearance, according to a press release. This additional three-month extension allows borrowers to be in forbearance for up to 18 months. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Subscribelast_img read more

New rapid Access Prostate Cancer Clinic to open in Letterkenny

first_img Facebook Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal New rapid Access Prostate Cancer Clinic to open in Letterkenny News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Pinterest A new rapid Access Prostate Cancer Clinic will open at Letterkenny General Hospital in three weeks time.The clinic will cater for at least 150 Donegal men every year and avoid them having to travel to Galway on numerous occasions for diagnosis.The clinic would open on November 4.Betty Holmes, from Donegal Action for Cancer Care, said this annoucement was great news for the men of Donegal…[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/betty1pm.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleThornberry and Main Street incidents prove town can’t afford cut in Garda numbersNext articleSoccer – Derry City’s League Title Dreams Fade News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – October 14, 2011 Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Concern over alleged price hikes in accommodation ahead of Irish Open

first_img Concern over alleged price hikes in accommodation ahead of Irish Open Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleRuaille Buaille le Colm Feiritéar 10/10/17Next articleCensus report reveals drop in Catholics and Irish Travellers in Donegal News Highland Concern has been raised over alleged price hiking in accommodation in the Inishowen area ahead of the Irish Open next year.Ballyliffen Golf Club is to hold the prestigious event next July but there are reports from those seeking to attend the event that the price of some accommodation for that time has skyrocketed.Donegal Senator Padraig MacLochlainn has described the move as deeply unfair.Speaking on the 10 to 1 show earlier, Senator MacLochlainn pleaded with the public to show good will:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/padballyliffen1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – October 12, 2017 Facebookcenter_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more