first_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Wednesday 13 October 2010 8:01 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content CHINA is trying to avoid a currency war, but issues concerning any specific currency should not be treated as part of an agenda at G20 meetings, a Chinese G20 negotiator said yesterday. Japanese finance minister Yoshihiko Noda (above) said currency devaluation was a key issue for the meeting. whatsappcenter_img ASIA CRANKS UP CURRENCY RHETORIC Tags: NULL whatsapp Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndolast_img read more

Number of insolvencies drops from record levels

first_img Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Monday 10 January 2011 7:40 pm Number of insolvencies drops from record levels Share CORPORATE insolvencies plummeted by over 17 per cent last year, it was revealed yesterday.The figures show that industry recovered from record high levels of insolvency in 2009.Around 21,000 businesses declared corporate insolvency last year, down from 25,432 in 2009, according to consultants RSM Tenon.“We have seen a record decrease in corporate insolvency levels,” said RSM Tenon head of recovery Carl Jackson. However, the number was “still approximately 33 per cent higher than pre-credit crunch levels of 2007,” he said.One quarter of all corporate insolvencies last year were in the business services sector, which includes IT, advertising, security and design companies. RSM Tenon fears that more businesses could collapse this year, however, due to factors such as the VAT rise and cutbacks in the HMRC Time to Pay scheme. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Centrica’s share price is up by 20%. Is it time to buy?

first_img The Centrica (LSE: CNA) share price rocketed 20% higher on Friday morning. The firm revealed a surprise £2.85bn bid for its North American business, Direct Energy, and an increase in profits from its core UK consumer business.I’ve been viewing Centrica as a value buying opportunity for some time. The latest news from the company confirms my belief that the stock remains very cheap at current levels.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…What’s new?The owner of British Gas has been trying to raise cash for a while by selling its North Sea oil and gas business and its nuclear power stations. However, these efforts have been put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic and financial market crash.Centrica’s North American business wasn’t seen as such an obvious choice for a sale, but it fits well with new boss Chris O’Shea’s simplification strategy.More importantly, the £2.85bn cash bid from US utility group NRG Energy will enable O’Shea to “reduce net debt significantly” and make a sizeable contribution to the group’s pension schemes. These measures are badly needed. Centrica’s net debt was £2,779m at the end of June, while its pension deficit stood at £522m.I’m not surprised to see Centrica’s share price respond so strongly to the Direct Energy offer — I think a sale will provide a quick fix that’ll help the company move forwards.Rising profits should have further to goI think Centrica’s core UK consumer business is probably undervalued at the moment. Today’s half-year results seem to support that view. Excluding the US business that’s now been sold, consumer profits rose by 40% to £229m.I’ve doubled this figure to give a full-year estimate of £458m. Crunching the numbers suggests to me this would give a price/earnings ratio of about 10 at Centrica’s current share price. That’s without adding in any contribution from the group’s other operations.Looking ahead, I think the British Gas home services business has significant growth potential. This division provides services such as boiler installation and maintenance, as well as a wider range of insurance and home repair services.FTSE 250 firm Homeserve is probably the UK market leader in this sector. Its shares trade on 30 times forecast earnings. If British Gas is well managed, I think it should be able to succeed in this market.Centrica share price: No dividend yet but I’d keep buyingThe only slight disappointment in Centrica’s half-year results was that the group won’t be declaring an interim dividend. Last year’s final dividend was cancelled too. This means shareholders will have to go at least 12 months without a payout.However, fixing the group’s balance sheet and restructuring its operations must take priority. I’d expect dividends to make a return next year and am happy to take a long view here.I own a sizeable slice of Centrica shares and I plan to continue holding. I believe this business should be worth significantly more in the future. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. Roland Head | Friday, 24th July, 2020 | More on: CNA Centrica’s share price is up by 20%. Is it time to buy? See all posts by Roland Head Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Roland Head owns shares of Centrica. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Homeserve. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Housing in Rue de Lourmel / TVK

first_img Landscape Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Mixed Use Architecture Year:  Year:  Housing in Rue de Lourmel / TVK Architects: TVK Area Area of this architecture project Projects 2015 CopyMixed Use Architecture, Social Housing, Store•Paris, France “COPY” France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Area:  11000 m² Area:  11000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Base photographs:  Julien LanooPhotographs:  Julien Lanoo 2015 ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeTVKOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingCommercial ArchitectureRetailStoreParisRetailResidentialMixed UseFrancePublished on June 11, 2015Cite: “Housing in Rue de Lourmel / TVK” 11 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs Project Manager:Sophie Euscheler, Pierre Alain Trévelo, Antoine Viger-Kohler, Aliette Chauchat, Victor Francisco, Felix Tönnis, Marta Blazquez, Léonard Cattoni, Vincent Hertenberger, Hee-Won Jung, Rozenn lagréeGraphic Design:Alexandre EssayieGraphics:Gemma Milà, François RicrosInterns:Myriam lamouni, Alice VillatteConstruction Consultants:BerimAcoustic Consultantse:LasaHeq Consultants:Franck Boutté ConsultantsEh Pa D Facade Consultants:arCTechnical Direction Assistance Heq Corner:Prévention ConsultantsTechnical Direction Assistance Heq Heart:impactProject Manager – Corner + Heart:Lainé DelauHeart:CegelecCity:ParisCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Julien LanooText description provided by the architects. The Corner: The compact, sculpted volumes of the corner building are visible from its four sides and announce the two other buildings within the block. It comprises 30 social apartments and a shop. Although different and more urban in appearance, it is in the same spirit as the buildings in the centre of the block. The treatment of the upper levels gives the eight-storey construction its very specific silhouette.Save this picture!© Julien LanooThe entrance hall, in the passageway leading to the middle of the block, is sheltered by the cantilever overhang, which accentuates the construction’s urban dimension.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanTo give the building compactness, densify the plot and highlight its position on the street, the exterior spaces were replaced by a communal roof terrace accessible to all residents. The housing units have very large plate glass windows creating a privileged relationship with the exterior and optimum sunshine, reminiscent of traditional parisian workshop buildings. The self-supporting profiled glass envelope gives its monochrome facades unity and luminosity.Save this picture!© Julien LanooThe Heart: Located in the heart of a vast block adjoining the Front de seine quarter, the project comprises several programmes. The overall implantation concept is the idea of a constructed landscape. The project is composed of two buildings whose strong, coupled presences complement and balance each other.Save this picture!© Julien LanooThe west building, containing the retirement home, the day centre and the crèche, is a horizontal superimposition of luminous enamelled glass bands. The materiality of the east building is important because it provides light and reflections for its residents and users. The east building, containing the housing units and the shelter, is a more slender, sculptural volume clad in wood.Save this picture!© Julien LanooProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Interviews: Martha Thorne / IE School of Architecture and DesignInterviewsOpportunities Available at the Forthcoming Shekou Design Museum in ShenzhenArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Rue de Lourmel, 75015 Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Julien Lanoo+ 39 Share Housing in Rue de Lourmel / TVKSave this projectSaveHousing in Rue de Lourmel / TVKlast_img read more

Itzimná House / Reyes Rios + Larraín Arquitectos

first_img Projects Itzimná House / Reyes Rios + Larraín Arquitectos Mexico ArchDaily Houses Save this picture!© Pim Schalkwijk+ 52 Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Merida, Mexico Salvador Reyes Ríos, Josefina Larraín Lagos 2013 Photographs:  Pim Schalkwijk, Tim Street Porter, Ignacio Rivero Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img CopyAbout this officereyes ríos + larraín arquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMerida3D ModelingTop100On InstagramMexicoPublished on July 14, 2015Cite: “Itzimná House / Reyes Rios + Larraín Arquitectos” [Casa Itzimná / reyesrios+larraín arquitectos] 14 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Architectural and Interior Design: “COPY” Project Development Collaborators:Carlos Patrón Ibarra, Alejandro Carrillo OlguínLandscape:Josefina Larraín LagosFeng Shui Consultant:Alex StarkConstruction Structural System Concept:Salvador Reyes RíosStructures:Enrique Colli, Xella Mexicana S.A. de C.V., José Manuel CastilloStructural Assembly:Ricardo ZavalaCivil Engineering:Proyecciones Civiles S.A. de C.V.City:MeridaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ignacio RiveroRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. 500 m2 single family house on a single level, located in an old neighborhood adjacent to the historic center of Merida, Yucatan. The house in in a 2,000 m2 site, with large endemic trees fifty years old, located primarily on the perimeter as a great added value of the site.The site was also occupied by a house from the 1960s, with a single level and similar size. Because of its lack of architectural value, major damage to its structure and its bad implementation and orientation of spaces, the house had to be demolished.Save this picture!Planta+ 52The new construction is designed following two directives:- Build a thermal, transparent and light house, to favor expansive views of the site, and gradual physical connections to the trees and the new garden created as part of the concept of living in this house.- Propose a construction system that minimizes the possible intervention of masons, favoring prefabricated construction and minimizing finishing details as attributes of a work inserted in a cultural environment that is technologically far behind.Save this picture!© Tim Street PorterAmong the references that inspired us are the works of Craig Ellwood and Pierre Koenig, and the Case Study Houses in California from the 1950s. In our case and in clear contrast with those works, we consider a major challenge, to introduce the component of sustainability and deal with the apparent contradiction between the architectural logic of maximum transparency-lightness and minimum thermal mass-heat-gain in a hot, humid climate with risk of severe hurricanes.Save this picture!EstructuraIn response we conceptualized and developed in conjunction with the structural engineers and the company providing the selected thermal material, a hybrid construction system that blends metal bearing elements and cellular concrete. The juxtaposition of the properties of both materials allowed to create a high performance structure whose elements practically reach its minimum possible section.The construction system achieved allows the use of basic structural elements as 2.5 inch square tubular steel beams and 8 inch IPR beams for columns and girders, capable of coupling to 12.5 cm thick blocks in stiff walls and 15 cm panels for slabs covering spans of 4.8 meters.Save this picture!© Ignacio Rivero+ 52The module of the project arises from the optimal use of both materials in their commercial dimensions, which essentially determined the scale and proportions of the architecture: ceiling heights of 3 meters and dimensions of spaces in multiples of 1.2 meters. The program of the house includes three bedrooms with their respective bathrooms; kitchen-living room-terrace in one glass volume, a studio with attached bathroom for guests and use from the pool; service area and garage for three cars.Separated from the main volume of the house, the program is completed with a “guest pavilion” a building with a single level of 48m2, designed as a test of minimum and high efficiency housing design. This building has a terrace, dining and living area, kitchenette, bathroom and a 17m2 bedroom.Save this picture!Croquis PabellónThe architecture is defined in the congruence between the rational logic of use of materials and the plastic tectonics that the construction system revealed to us as design opportunities. From this the spaces are designed in relation to different layers of protection: ventilated floors, overhangs that are circulations and light-temperature transitions, sliding-pivoting metal panels with bamboo from the region.Save this picture!© Tim Street PorterThese strategies allow in this case to comfortably inhabit a large glass box in a warm climate and extreme brightness without resorting to artificial air conditioning. A deep study of the properties of materials allowed us to create an innovative and affordable construction system, which among its attributes, can amalgamate cellular concrete with stucco based on a resin from the Chukum tree, an ancestral technique that architect Salvador Reyes Rios rediscovered and reinvented in 1996, since become a legacy for the contemporary architecture of Yucatan.Save this picture!© Pim SchalkwijkProject gallerySee allShow less”Hang Out” In These Extraordinary Peruvian Sky PodsArchitecture NewsArchitecture Gear Giveaway: Win the new 32” Samsung UD970 MonitorMisc Share Itzimná House / Reyes Rios + Larraín ArquitectosSave this projectSaveItzimná House / Reyes Rios + Larraín Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Hebel, Chukum, Ecocretolast_img read more

The Charts Say Corn Prices Will Recover

first_imgHome News Feed The Charts Say Corn Prices Will Recover The Charts Say Corn Prices Will Recover There are two forces at work in the grain futures market: fundamental forces, that is supply and demand issues; and technical traders, those who use charts to track price performance and predict the future.  Rob Brennan is a technical market analyst at the CBOT who uses charts to analyze where prices will go.   After new crop corn hit a high of $8.40 on August 21, prices have moved lower.  Brennan says the charts suggest corn prices are about to turn higher, “I see support at $7.37 ¼ and again at $7.30.” He said there are a lot of short positions in the market that have been pressing prices lower.  But, longer term, he sees prices moving back to the $8.00 level, “With so many people on the short side, when this market turns there will be a lot of fuel to keep squeezing these shorts and we could go and test that $8 mark.” He does not see this kind of volatility in the soybean market, “I am on the sidelines on soybeans right now.” He sees support in the soybean market at the $15.50 and suggests that, if the market is pushed that low, it would be a great opportunity for livestock feeders to buy and hedge off some of their feed costs for next year.  Most commercials interest in the market are fundamental traders, but commodity funds that dominate the volume of the market are strictly technical traders. This gives market action a decidedly technical influence. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Brennan also sees a bearish chart in the cattle futures. He told HAT, even as far out as the April contract, prices are not looking good, “It is going to be a grind up to $137.60 and after that my next target point would be $139.57.” He said he would not be in a rush to get into a long position in cattle.[audio:|titles=The Charts Say Corn Prices Will Recover]Listen to the complete interview with Rob Brennan in the audio section of the Hoosier Ag Today Smartphone app. As for wheat, he sees the market as range bound, “We are stuck in about a 70 cent trading range. ” He sees rallies being supported technically up to the $9.05 area and support on the downside around $8.83. He said, right now, the wheat market is trading sideways, “And the longer a market trades sideways, the more extreme the breakout.”   He recommends saying on the sidelines in wheat and wait for a market direction to be defined. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS SHARE By Gary Truitt – Sep 25, 2012 Previous articleCrude Hits 2 Month LowNext articleMontgomery County Harvest Update Gary Truittlast_img read more

Journalists boycott the official press day and step up their struggle

first_imgNews News Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa August 6, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists boycott the official press day and step up their struggle to go further Help by sharing this information June 9, 2021 Find out more June 11, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders voiced support today for the journalists who plan to hold a one-day hunger strike to protest against press freedom violations tomorrow – Press Day in Iran – and to boycott an official ceremony at which the minister of culture and Islamic guidance is to award prizes to the press.”While staging a pseudo-homage to the work of journalists, the Iranian authorities try to strip them of their right to work and push forward day by day with their campaign of repression,” the organisation said. “We reaffirm our support for the movement of Iranian journalists who bravely refuse to let themselves be gagged, and we call on the Iranian authorities to listen to their demands.”Tomorrow’s protest will be a continuation of the movement begun on 26 July with a sit-in by more than 250 people outside the Journalists Association in Tehran. It will be a day of “mourning” for the closure of the major reformist newspapers and the threats hanging over the press. Tehran state prosecutor Said Mortazavi announced at the end of July that journalists who wrote for the closed newspapers will be banned from working altogether. They are appealing for international support and solidarity for their movement.It is also tomorrow that Emadoldin Baghi – a figurehead of the reformist press – is due to appear before the Tehran prosecutor. No explanation had been given for this summons, the latest of many Baghi has received since his release in February 2003.Baghi was sentenced in October 2000 to three years in prison for “threatening national security” and “dissemination false news.” Following his release, he edited the reformist daily Jomhouriat, which was forced to close on 18 July. He also founded a group that defends prisoners’ rights. Receive email alerts Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Follow the news on Iran RSF_en Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News Reporters Without Borders voiced support today for the journalists who plan to hold a one-day hunger strike to protest against press freedom violations tomorrow – Press Day in Iran – and to boycott an official ceremony at which the minister of culture and Islamic guidance is to award prizes to the press. News March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot benefits local law enforcement

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Bustin for Badges logo Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot benefits local law enforcement Facebook Pinterest By admin – March 10, 2018 center_img Bustin’ For BadgesThe fifth annual Bustin For Badges Clay Shoot event will take place on April 27-28 at Windwalker Farms in Stanton.This event benefits local law enforcement (Odessa Police Department, Midland Police Department, Ector County Sheriff Office and Midland County Sheriff Office) and helps pay for much needed equipment and supplies.Registrations will take place at 7:30 a.m. and at 11:30 a.m. The event will also include dinner and live entertainment at the Midland County Horseshoe in Midland.Raffle tickets are available for a Sagebrush 21 Gun Safe ($2,900 value) and a 2018 Ranger 500 UTV ($9,000 value). The raffle tickets can be purchased by dropping by the OPD front desk during regular business hours or by calling 432-335-3322.The raffle tickets are $20 per ticket or six tickets for $100. The raffle drawing will take place on April 27.For information, call 432-571-3462. Registration forms may be found online. Twitter Local NewsCrime Facebook Pinterest Previous articleMinisters say gun control would not ameliorate the crisisNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Gun violence discussion must aim for the center adminlast_img read more

Freddie Mac: Single-Family Delinquencies Down

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac: Single-Family Delinquencies Down Freddie Mac: Single-Family Delinquencies Down Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The latest monthly volume report from Freddie Mac found a growing mortgage portfolio and a declining level of single-family delinquencies.Freddie Mac reported that its entire mortgage portfolio totaled $137.2 billion in October, an annualized rate of 25.7%. One year ago, the portfolio totaled $51.1 billion.The single-family refinance-loan purchase and guarantee volume in October was $89.7 billion, which accounted for 71% of total single-family mortgage portfolio purchases and issuances. The aggregate unpaid principal balance of Freddie Mac’s mortgage-related investments portfolio decreased by approximately $6.7 billion in October.The government-sponsored enterprise also reported that its single-family delinquency rate dropped from 3.04% in September to 2.89% in October while its multifamily delinquency rate inched up slightly from 0.13% in September to 0.14% in October. One year earlier, the single-family delinquency rate was 0.61% and the multifamily delinquency rate was 0.05%.Freddie Mac’s mortgage-related securities and other mortgage-related guarantees increased at an annualized rate of 26.1% in October, with an ending balance of $2.52 billion. In October 2019, by comparison, mortgage-related securities and other mortgage-related guarantees increased at an annualized rate of 5.8%, with an ending balance of $2.2 billion.October marks the start of the fourth quarter, and Freddie Mac is coming off a third quarter where it recorded $2.5 billion in third quarter net income, up from $1.77 billion in the second quarter and up from $1.70 billion in the third quarter of 2019, as well as $2.4 billion in comprehensive income, up from $1.9 billion in the previous quarter and up from $1.8 billion one year earlier.Freddie Mac reported $337 billion in new single-family business activity in the third quarter, a 45% increase from the previous quarter, while its new multifamily business activity declined to $18 billion, down 10% from the prior quarter. On a year-over-year measurement, Freddie Mac’s single-family and multifamily guarantee portfolios grew 11% and 14%, respectively. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago 2020-11-25 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago November 25, 2020 1,279 Views Share Save Related Articles  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Previous: Top 5 U.S. Cities Experiencing Drops in Affordable Homes Next: Most Americans Don’t Fully Understand Their Homeowner’s Insurance Policy About Author: Phil Halllast_img read more

Commission at budget impasse

first_img Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Commission at budget impasse Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content The Pike County Commissioners moved no closer to an agreement to finalize a passable budget for the fiscal year 2011 Monday night than the physical distance between them.The commissioners met at 5:15 p.m. in the meeting room at the Pike County Health Department. The meeting ran long without reaching any agreement on two points of contention.The commissioners reviewed the proposed budget department by department with only a few questions interrupting the roll call. Print Article The first snag came with the EMA budget request that included the expansion of a part-time temporary position to fulltime status.Jeanna Barnes, EMA director, had reduced the original budget request for funding by about $22,000.However, she still asked for funding for a fulltime employee. Email the author “We need to pass a budget based on the money that we’ve go to do with, not on what it would be nice to have,” he said.Commissioner Charlie Harris said if the grant is not awarded and there is no money in the coffer, the commissioners might have to pay the money back out of their own pockets.“We can’t approve a budget on money we don’t have,” he said.The commissioners said they were “uncomfortable” with the EMA budget request and asked Barnes to meet with Harry Sanders, county administrator, and create a more detailed proposal of the EMA’s budget needs for consideration at Tuesday night’s budget hearing.The tension seemed to be growing as the hearing moved closer toward the most divisive item in the FY2011 budget – county employee anniversary pay raises.Fannin was the first out of the corner.“I am totally against raising our own salaries or those of any elected officials,” Fannin said. “But there are some employees that (are being paid) at dirt level but are producing. It’s feasible to give them a raise while those who are being paid at a high salary level can get by without one. I’m against elected officials giving other elected officials a raise.”Sullivan was commission chairman when the 1-cent sales tax was passed that generates revenue for education. Seventy-five percent of that tax goes to education and 25 percent to the Pike County Commission.”Sullivan said commissioners supported the tax with the understanding that they would have a steady revenue source to fund ongoing pay increases for county employees.He said he is committed to that.“If we give any pay raises, we should give all employees the 3 percent employee anniversary raises.“They all work hard and are deserving of the raises,” Sullivan said. “I will not go back on my word.”Sullivan said as far as a pay raise for him, “I don’t want one and will not accept one.”Commissioner Ray Goodson said that he didn’t agree to any ongoing pay increases.Harris said he, too, was unsure of the language of the agreement and asked Sanders to “school us on what we voted on.”“We don’t want to end up in a lawsuit,” Harris said. “We need to do what we have to do, give a raise or not give a raise. But how many years can we keep giving 3 percent anniversary raises and not drown ourselves?”Jimmy Barron, commission chairman, said he is not saying that the employees don’t deserve a raise; it’s just that there is the danger of sales tax revenue not keeping in step.“If the economy keeps on like it is and our sales taxes like the are, things could go downhill and we could be in the red again,” he said. “We’ve got to keep that in mind. It’s going to be a tough decision but we’re going to have to come to some kind of agreement on this pay raise issue. We’ve got pass a balanced budget by Oct. 1. The law mandates it. We don’t have a choice.”The commission will meet again tonight to review the budget. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Technology, middle school top TCS capital plans A new middle school, 21st Century classrooms, and a new pre-K facility top the list of the capital improvement plan… read more Fifty percent of the $23,000-base salary fulltime position would be grant funded and would basically cost the commission about $6,000 additional dollars a year.“A fulltime employee would make it possible for us to do more things,” Barnes said. “It would give me time to do more public relations and training.”When questioned by Commissioner Robin Sullivan as to whether there was a guarantee that the grant would be awarded, Barnes said that there were no guarantees.Commissioner Orin Fannin said that it was unwise to spend money that “we don’t have.” Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Published 9:39 pm Monday, September 20, 2010last_img read more