Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit CINCINNATI – NOVEMBER 21: Chad Ochocinco #85 and Terrell Owens #81 of the Cincinnati Bengals watch from the sideline during the final minutes of the Bengals 49-31 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Dave Attwood, a very proud home-ownerThe new Bath lock puts down his power tools to chat to Bea AspreyRUGBY WORLD: What will you miss about Gloucester? Dave Attwood: The Shed. I’m yet to encounter fans as vocal as Gloucester’s.RW: What’s exciting about moving to Bath? DA: The fresh start. It’s a squad in transition and I’m looking forward to helping to forge the direction of the club with new team-mates.RW: Who are the jokers with England? DA: Haskell’s the king of the jokers in the senior squad. But the Saxons are a bit younger and not as confident. I’ve been impressed with Tom Johnson’s banter, though, and Billy Twelvetrees and Jordan Turner-Hall are jokers.RW: If your house was on fire, what three things would you save? DA: My new bed. It’s a super-king size with a supportive, deep-filled mattress. The bath tub, a big Victorian roll-top which wasn’t expensive but took ages to find. And my dog, Alfie, a black labrador.RW: Have you got any good nicknames? DA: I had the Quaffer at Bristol because I was partial to a drop of wine. But at Gloucester just Atters, or Big Dave.RW: Any phobias? DA: I’m scared of heights, which is odd for a tall man, although I’ve found out quite a lot of tall people are the same.RW: And bugbears? DA: It annoys me when you give someone a lift and they leave rubbish in the back of your car, like Will James!RW: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? DA: Super speed. I’m trying to do up my new house in Bath before I have to be out of my flat. I’ve got no idea how I’m going to get it all done!Cincinnati Bengals player Chad OchocincoRW: Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with? DA: James Corden. Or the American Footballer Chad Ochocinco (left), because some of their banter is a million miles removed from what we’ve got here. I’d like to be a fly on the wall with Dave Flatman and him!RW: Top three dinner party guests? DA: Pippa Middleton, Ryan Giggs and Ricky Gervais, because he’d have no qualms about discussing any of the things we’d like to discuss at dinner!RW: What couldn’t you live without? DA: Power tools and collar stiffeners. I hate having an untidy collar.RW: What’s your idea of a dream holiday? DA: I had one last year. I was in a spa for a week on a beach in St Lucia. I did absolutely nothing!RW: What’s your favourite cuisine? DA: I like English food, like pies and stews and mashed potato. But I love Italian food. Pizza, risotto, ragús…RW: Any bad habits?DA: Correcting other people’s grammar. I’m no saint myself, but I still correct others!RW: How do you switch off from rugby? DA: It depends on the time of year. I’ve played a lot of Call of Duty, but not for a few months. At the minute I’m having a whale of a time sanding down a coal chute!RW: Any regrets? DA: Stamping on Petrisor (Toderasc, the La Rochelle prop). It had a significant impact but I’m moving in the right direction again. (video below)RW: What three things would you take to a desert island? DA: Plenty of reading material. Fresh towels, because it’s annoying when your towel gets sandy. And a lilo.RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby? DA: I like physical challenges, and I’d like to climb Kilimanjaro. I cycled round Iceland with Bristol, and the year before we kayaked the Norwegian fjords.RW: Who have been your best and worst room-mates? DA: The best was Alex Brown because he’s clean and tidy. I’m not great because I snore! And maybe Paulie (Doran-Jones) because you have to put up with his brutal banter.RW: How would you like to be remembered? DA: As someone who’s practical and useful. And as someone who achieved things, both in a rugby sense and wider scheme of things.The only regret Dave Attwood has…This article appeared in the August 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
CASA of Tarrant County advocates for children in foster care Twitter Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution I am a senior journalism major from the great city of Chicago. Watching E! News while eating a Chipotle burrito is my favorite pastime. Go Cowboys! Taylor Boser Counseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death + posts Twitter Facebook Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Majority of faculty votes yes on DEI ballot Facebook ReddIt Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Linkedin ReddIt Photo from thewedding.com Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Previous articleFraternity and Sorority Life hires seven new hall directors to enhance safety, promote communityNext article‘No pressure’ for Kenrich Williams entering his senior season Taylor Boser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printOne couple shared the foundation of a 60-year marriage: commitment, communication and conflict management.Drs. Bobbye and Britton Wood led a healthy relationship seminar for members of the TCU community. The event allowed students to practice communication skills and learn characteristics of a healthy relationship.The couple has been leading marriage enrichment and single adult seminars for more than 40 years, with conferences in Australia, Spain, Taiwan, Canada, Mexico and England.The couple uses the three C’s motto as the foundation of their seminars.“It’s not a commitment to love or a commitment to marriage; it’s a commitment to growth in a relationship,” Britton said.The couple says they are constantly striving to improve their relationship. Britton wants to be better at communicating verbally, while Bobbye wants to be a better listener.Bianca Newton, Alcohol & Drug Education program manager, stresses the importance of investing time in healthy relationships.“Being open with your forms of communication really helps to be able to determine what are positive relationships versus what are not so positive relationships,” she said. “I think the best way for people to build healthy relationships is to start with a little bit of self-awareness.”The Woods defined four types of relationships: one person feels less of a person when they are with the other person, both people are negatively affected in the relationship, both people are benefitting in the relationship and one member is constantly pulling the other person up.“Strive to be around the people that are enhancing your relationship,” Britton said. “Those are wonderful friends that you want to be with more.”When the Woods led a session at TCU, they had students pair-up and designate one person to be the speaker and the other to be the listener. The speaker would answer a question, then the listener would paraphrase what they had heard.The purpose of the activity was to show the speaker that the listener actually heard what was being said.“What better gift can we give our friends than to say back what they said?” Britton said.Repeating key points of what was said contributes to better communication in relationships, the couple said. The Woods have collectively written eight books on relationships.For more information on building healthy relationships, visit the ADE center located in the lower level of Samuelson Hall. The center is open on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific At least four masked men with M-16 rifles and Uzi submachineguns had fired at his car on 14 June 2001. He was hit by three bullets, one in the neck, but managed to broadcast his programme the next day from his hospital bed. Since then, he had been constantly accompanied by bodyguards. An investigation by the mayor of Davao did not name those responsible for the attack.Porras Pala is the 42nd journalist to be killed in the Philippines since 1986, apparently because of his work. The other five murdered this year were Rico Ramirez, of radio station dzSF (20 August), Noel Villarante, of radio station dzJV (19 August), Bonifacio Gregorio, of the local weekly Dyaryo Banat (8 July), Apolinario “Polly” Podeba, of radio station dwTI-AM (17 May) and John Villanueva, of radio station dzGB-AM (28 April). Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa February 16, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders said today it was appalled at the killing of radio journalist Juan Porras Pala, shot dead on 6 September by two gunmen as he left a friend’s home in Davao, on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao. He was the sixth journalist to be murdered in the country so far this year. He had already escaped two assassination attempts, whose instigators have not been arrested or punished, and is the third Filipino journalist to be killed in less than three weeks.”The impunity enjoyed by those who murder journalists in the Philippines only encourages attacks on media workers,” the press freedom organisation said in a letter to interior minister José D. Lina, urging him to make every effort to punish the hitmen and their bosses and take steps to protect journalists who are threatened. Porras Pala presented a daily programme on local radio station dxGO that harshly criticised some local politicians and communist rebels. He was a former Davao town councillor and ran as an independent for deputy mayor in May 2001. Gunmen had tried to kill him as he rode to work in a taxi on 29 April this year with three bodyguards, who fired back, forcing the attackers to flee. He was wounded and said he suspected the police of being behind the shooting. Follow the news on Philippines September 8, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sixth journalist murdered Receive email alerts to go further PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Organisation May 3, 2021 Find out more June 1, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Radio journalist Juan Porras Pala was shot dead on 6 September, five monthsafter another bid to kill him. He was the third Filipino journalist to bemurdered in less than three weeks – after Rico Ramirez (20 August) and NoelVillarante (19 August) – and the sixth so far this year. News News Help by sharing this information
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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe On a day the county extended stay-at-home and business-closure orders for another month, the number of coronavirus deaths topped 240 Friday in Los Angeles County, while more than 400 more cases were confirmed.The county’s mortality rate from the illness — the percentage of people with the disease who have died — also crept upward again, reaching 2.9%. The county’s mortality rate last week was 1.8%.Barbara Ferrer, director of the county Department of Public Health, reported 18 more coronavirus deaths on Friday, although one of those fatalities was actually reported Thursday afternoon by the city of Long Beach, which maintains its own health department.Long Beach also reported an additional death Friday afternoon, raising the city’s total to nine and increasing the countywide total to 242. The new death reported by Long Beach was a man in his 50s with underlying health conditions. Of the 18 deaths reported by the county, 10 were over age 65, seven were between 41 and 65 and one was between 18 and 40.Ferrer also reported 475 new coronavirus cases in the county — some of which were also reported by Long Beach Thursday afternoon — while Long Beach announced another 13, raising the countywide total to 8,443.According to Ferrer, 28% of the people who have died from coronavirus in the county were residents of nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities. The county is investigating cases at 159 “institutional settings,” such as nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, shelters, jails and prisons that have had at least one case. Those institutions have had a total of 1,062 cases and 67 deaths, all among residents.A total of 53 cases have been confirmed in the county’s jails — eight inmates and 45 staff members. There were also 23 cases in prisons, while two staff members at the county juvenile hall in Sylmar have also tested positive.On Thursday, Ferrer reported 20 cases among homeless people in the county, but that number dropped Friday to 18, with Ferrer saying two of the patients reported earlier turned out not to have the coronavirus.As of Thursday, about 40,600 people have been tested for coronavirus in the county, with about 15% of them testing positive. Ferrer again noted that the county is still working to get full reports on negative test results from some labs, meaning that percentage of positive tests remains artificially high.New testing centers have been opening throughout the week. Ferrer noted this week that testing has been more prevalent in more affluent areas of the county.In hopes of rectifying that issue, new testing centers opened Wednesday at East Los Angeles College and at the Charles Drew University medical campus in Willowbrook. The county now has more than 20 testing centers across the region. Those centers and others operated by individual cities are restricted to people showing symptoms of COVID-19.The county has set a goal of testing 10,000 people per day. With roughly 10% of those people expected to ultimately test positive, Ferrer has warned that the daily increases in case numbers will likely approach about 1,000.Ferrer stressed the people who are tested because they are showing symptoms of coronavirus should assume they are positive and isolate themselves from others while awaiting their results.She also reminded parents that while residents are being urged to leave home only for essential purposes, their children’s health-care appointments are definitely essential, including immunizations. 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Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’DeaLimerick City Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has criticised both the Taoiseach and the Minister for Social Protection for failing to come up with a solution for people who aren’t connected to the internet to access their pension records.Up to recently, people could write to the Department of Social Protection seeking an overview of their PRSI contributions to date but Deputy O’Dea, who is Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Social Protection, says that in recent months, this option has been done away with.“People are now forced to obtain a Public Services Card, fill out an application form to create a new user profile on the Department’s website and then apply for the information,” he explained.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The creation of a new user profile is all predicated on the person having access to a computer, the internet and an email address.“This is deeply unfair on those older people who don’t have the wherewithal to use modern IT systems.“In mid-October, my colleague Michael Moynihan TD asked the Taoiseach what process would be put in place for such people. He informed him that he would check and come back to him. Yet, last week, the Taoiseach was asked again about the issue and he still had no resolution.“This just isn’t good enough. This is an issue affecting thousands of people in their early to mid-60s who are starting the process of preparing to retire, and who need this information to make educated decisions about their futures.“I’m all for streamlining e-government services, but it cannot be done to the detriment of people who don’t have IT experience,” Deputy O’Dea concluded.In a statement issued to The Limerick Post, a spokesperson for the Department of Social Protection said they were committed to providing a contribution record statement to all customers who require one and will provide this in written copy by phone request in the case of customers who are not in a position to use the online facility.“Any customer who has a difficulty engaging with the MyWelfare service can contact the Department’s customer service team on 1890 690 690 or 01 4715898 for assistance. The customer service team is available to assist from 9am to 5pm and is also open during lunchtime,” the spokesperson added.More news here Facebook Councillors told to look at bigger picture WhatsApp Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Priority is to have a decent society with decent public services Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State NewsPoliticsLimerick TD critical of internet-only access to pension recordsBy Editor – November 20, 2017 1917 Print Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector Previous articleLimerick plumber taps into ‘Copper for Cancer’Next articleLimerick youth service catering for next generation foodies Editor Email Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal TAGSe-governmentFianna FáilMichael MoynihanPRSI contributionsPublic Services CardSocial ProtectionTaoiseachwebsiteWillie O’Dea Twitter Linkedin
Home / Commentary / A Closer Look at FHA’s CWCOT Print This Post When it comes to moving REOs back into the marketplace, the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Claims Without Conveyance of Title (CWCOT) program is crucial. CWCOT provides mortgagees with procedures for bidding and payment claims under the Single Family FHA Mortgage Insurance Program. However, delving into the complexities of the program can be daunting, which is why we turned to two experts in the space, Altisource’s SVP of Real Estate Services Min Alexander and Director of Real Estate Auction Services James Harp.What is the Federal Housing Authority’s CWCOT program and how it has affected the servicing space?Min AlexanderAlexander: As HUD’s primary insurer for single-family home loans, the FHA faced challenges with limiting losses and quickly returning homes to communities in cases of mortgage default. The FHA created the CWCOT program in 1987 to reduce inventory owned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by providing an alternative disposition channel. Prior to the implementation of the CWCOT program, servicers had two options after foreclosure:Convey the property to HUD after meeting asset condition requirements orForego the mortgage insurance claim payment and keep the property (i.e., not convey the property to HUD)The CWCOT program created a third option permitting third-party sales as an alternative to conveyance. In theory, this option should have further decreased HUD-owned inventory by allowing servicers to sell properties in as is condition and thus reduce timelines and repair costs. In reality, the addition of third-party sales resulted in only minor improvements to the program. Following the 2008 housing crisis, HUD adjusted its guidelines to give the CWCOT program more flexibility. The revised program allowed servicers to accept offers for less than the full debt owed on the loan by utilizing a HUD-approved discounted value. This value-based pricing strategy allowed sales to occur at or below a property’s market value as opposed to requiring the full debt as the minimum acceptable sale price. The current program has allowed a much higher volume of homes to be sold via a third party, resulting in fewer properties being conveyed to HUD.What are the key benefits of CWCOT programs to servicers and the marketplace broadly?Alexander: FHA developed the CWCOT program to help build stronger communities by preserving the condition and accelerating the sale of its REO properties. To accomplish FHA’s objectives, the CWCOT program provides the servicer with two primary claim channels: third-party sale at foreclosure auction (or, in the early stages of REO, as a so-called “second chance” auction) and conveyance to HUD. By encouraging third-party purchasers to acquire these homes earlier in the default process, homes can be re-occupied much sooner while preventing REO stigma throughout the communities.CWCOT is meant to help servicers reduce costs and accelerate the rate at which REO properties are moved back into market. To date, has it been effective at meeting these goals? James HarpHarp: The CWCOT program has been very effective. By HUD’s estimates, the program has saved U.S. taxpayers over $3B in holding costs for FHA over the last few years by decreasing timelines and returning homes back to communities. Recent reports from HUD indicate that a majority of FHA-insured homes are now selling to third parties as opposed to conveyance, leading to reduced costs incurred by HUD to manage that inflated population. From a servicer’s perspective, every property that they are able to sell to a third party eliminates the need for continued management costs and advances and eliminates the complex requirements that must be satisfied when preparing a property for conveyance.Everything the servicer does during the foreclosure process is subject to regulatory scrutiny. What compliance issues are associated with CWCOT auctions and how can they best be mitigated?Harp: Any time a servicer introduces another vendor into their default process, an effective compliance and control program becomes critical to ensuring that the vendor is performing their duties as expected. Potential pitfalls exist for services ranging from ensuring that the foreclosure sale is conducted according to statutory requirements to properly pricing and marketing a property according to the program’s guidelines once the foreclosure has taken place. A vendor’s demonstrated competency in implementing and managing an effective control framework should be part of the servicer’s consideration. Additionally, technology and systemic workflow controls should be part of that overall framework supplied by the vendor to ensure that no errors are made in a highly regulated and governed program.Why is data so critical to having a successful CWCOT program?Alexander: A significant obstacle to optimizing CWCOT outcomes is the ability to leverage available data and analytics to make better decisions. While most information is available to servicers—including asset level, mortgage, market and vendor cost data—servicers often struggle to synthesize the information to produce clear, meaningful outputs that aid decision-making. This inability to synthesize data to produce actionable outcomes is evident in the waterfall resolution strategies utilized by most servicers for CWCOT assets. The waterfall resolution can be summarized as simply, “Try this, and if it doesn’t work, then try this.” This approach often creates timeline delays, increases costs and causes unnecessary escalations for servicers. This is because each action plan in the waterfall is (a) isolated from a broader view of outcomes, (b) sequential in order, starting with the path of least resistance, and (c) undifferentiated across a portfolio of assets.Technology plays a large role in the real estate industry. What are the technology innovations transforming the management of CWCOT programs?Alexander: Leading technologies to advance CWCOT program strategies will incorporate well-planned decision tree frameworks that provide a controlled road map to model a broad view of probable outcomes and related risks for assets through the late-stage default lifecycle. Real-time data for the asset, market, mortgage and vendor services are synthesized in the decision engine, which presents simplified scenarios along with the calculated NPV at each time period to facilitate proactive decision-making based on tangible comparisons. By digesting voluminous data for each probable outcome to present an apples-to-apples comparison through NPV, decision-makers can quantify the costs and risks of each decision path. This controlled decision theory framework can help overcome the three obstacles presented above to effectively utilize large amounts of data, develop intuitive technology platforms and reduce information asymmetries.To learn more about CWCOT, you can download Altisource’s recent white paper, “New Opportunities for Servicers to Optimize CWCOT Disposition Strategies” click here. 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Homepage BannerNews Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest A conference on the revival of the Irish Language is taking place in Derry this Friday.Conradh na Gaeilge is commemorating the Easter Rising by way of a series of seminars and debates and various renowned speakers will be taking part on the day.The conference is being held from 11am this Friday in Cultúrlann Uí Chanáinn and members of the public are invited to attend.Co-Ordinator Cuan O’ Seireaeain says the possible implications of Brexit has on the Irish Language will be top of the agenda……Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/cuanraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Derry conference to consider possible impact of Brexit on Irish language Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Previous articleMc Gowan urges caution as plans are made for Leaving Cert celebrationsNext articleHEA urges job seekers to consider Springboard college courses admin 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter By admin – August 16, 2016
Twitter Breaking: Firefighters tackling major blaze in Letterkenny Twitter By News Highland – June 15, 2020 Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Homepage BannerNews Google+ Previous articleNo new deaths, 18 new cases of Covid-19Next articleMan arrested in connection with Letterkenny hit and run News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Emergency services are currently at the scene of a large fire in Letterkenny. The fire broke out before 6pm at a premises in the Kiltoy area of the town.Firefighters are currently battling the blaze with smoke seen billowing from the property.It’s not yet known how the fire started and there are no reports of any injuries.Motorists are being advised to avoid the area.Gardai are asking esidents in the Gortlee, Lisnenan, Ballyraine and Kiltoy areas are to stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed. Especially those who respiratory problems Google+ WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApp
Both ground-based and satellite data show that parts of Antarctica have entered a period of rapid climate change, which already affects the functioning and productivity of limnetic ecosystems. To predict the consequences of future climate anomalies for lacustrine microbial communities, we not only need better baseline information on their biodiversity but also on the climate-related environmental factors structuring these communities. Here we applied denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) of the small subunit ribosomal DNA (SSU rDNA) to assess the genetic composition and distribution of Cyanobacteria and eukaryotes in 37 benthic microbial mat: samples from east Antarctic lakes. The lakes were selected to span a wide range of environmental gradients governed by differences in lake morphology and chemical limnology across 5 ice-free oases. Sequence analysis of selected DGGE bands revealed a high degree of potential endemism among the Cyanobacteria (mainly represented by Oscillatoriales and Nostocales), and the presence of a variety of protists (alveolates, stramenopiles and green algae), fungi, tardigrades and nematodes, which corroborates previous microscopy-based observations. Variation partitioning analyses revealed that the microbial mat community structure is largely regulated by both geographical and local environmental factors of which salinity (and related variables), lake water depth and nutrient concentrations are of major importance. These 3 groups of environmental variables have previously been shown to change drastically in Antarctica in response to climate change. Together, these results have obvious consequences for predicting the trajectory of biodiversity under changing climate conditions and call for the continued assessment of the biodiversity of these unique ecosystems.