12′ Olding Méritait-il un carton rouge ?Le film du match https://t.co/HA3XUj8sj7 pic.twitter.com/vbiE11G3c7— RUGBYRAMA (@RugbyramaFR) October 7, 2018Finally, two of England’s best wingers incurred worrying injuries. Jonny May damaged his shoulder running into Saints forwards Teimana Harrison and Alex Waller and left Twickenham with his arm in a sling. And Marland Yarde, more of a fringe England player these days but who had started the season strongly, suffered a serious leg injury in Sale’s 20-7 defeat of Newcastle. Have a speedy recovery, lads. Fight to the last: New Zealand celebrate their amazing win over the Boks in Pretoria (AFP/Getty Images) Thank you to all the supporters, friends & family for the kind messages. Obviously devastated with what’s happened today and dislocating my knee but will stay positive until I know the full extent of what I have damaged! On a positive well done to the boys on the WIN! pic.twitter.com/GL0kZwf058— Marland Yarde (@YardeM) October 6, 2018 Amazing comebacks by New Zealand and Australia, a Twickenham tribute for Rob Horne, and epic wins for Connacht and Worcester. A lot to discuss on Twitter…What a weekend in the Rugby Championship, with New Zealand and Australia both achieving astonishing away wins from seemingly hopeless situations.The All Blacks twice trailed South Africa by 17 points at Loftus Versfeld, 23-6 and 30-13, but struck back almost instantly each time.The gap was still 12 with five minutes to play but Scott Barrett crossed from a pick-and-go before replacement Ardie Savea, who made two crucial turnovers, got over in similar fashion in the final minute for a try that Richie Mo’unga converted.So, from 6-6 at the break, it finished 32-30 to New Zealand, leaving the sides level on 66-66 over their two championship meetings.“One of the great second halves of international rugby,” said Stuart Barnes, and what a delight that Sky Sports chose to fly him and co-commentator Miles Harrison out for the match in Pretoria. Wallaby hooker Tolu Latu escaped a red card late on after striking a prone Puma in the face – seemingly with his forearm. TMO David Grashoff told referee Jaco Peyper that it was made with “medium force” and Peyper deemed that Latu had used an “open hand” and so flourished a yellow card. Mmmm…After losing a home series to Ireland, finishing bottom of the Rugby Championship might have led to head coach Michael Cheika being sacked. You get a feel for his anger by watching the footage from his half-time rant at the team (below).Instead, Argentina were left to prop up the table and who knows what might spring from such a fightback by Australia? Next up for them is the All Blacks in Japan on 27 October. Exeter had kicked the weekend off with a 39-24 win at Bath on Friday night. Bath led past the 50-minute mark but tries by Dave Ewers, Ian Whitten and Jack Nowell brought a bonus-point win for the Chiefs and they lead the Gallagher Premiership on points difference from Saracens – the two are already ten points clear of the rest after six rounds.Gareth Steenson had a fabulous match, at one point tackling the giant Joe Cokanasiga, flinging himself on a loose ball, and setting up Don Armand for a try with a perfect grubber all within the space of about 60 seconds.The Chiefs fly-half also passed 1,500 Premiership points, joining Charlie Hodgson, Andy Goode, Stephen Myler, Nick Evans and Olly Barkley in reaching that milestone. Olding, who had his Ulster contract revoked in April, was given a straight red card for the reckless challenge. A few stats from today… | Most points in @premrugby game | Record margin of victory | Most successful conversions pic.twitter.com/ir6315cqdK— Worcester Warriors (@WorcsWarriors) October 7, 2018 On the same night that Exeter were returning to the top of the Premiership, Connacht did something special in the Guinness Pro14 – they won in Belfast for the first time in 58 years.Matty Rea’s red card right at the start of the second half left Ulster an uphill battle and Bundee Aki’s intercept try five minutes from time ensured the points went Connacht’s way.“It was really gutsy, the guys should be really proud,” said Connacht coach Andy Friend. Gloucester’s 35-21 victory at Wasps, in which Danny Cipriani was a key figure on his return to his former club, was no less impressive and sees them squeeze into the top four. Coach Johan Ackermann said: “There were some marvellous individual performances, some guys I felt really had their best games of the season.“One can highlight Danny; to come back to your old ground, you can always put a bit of pressure on yourself because you want to do well. He was outstanding the whole week, he was very calm, very positive.” Now that is what you call a combination @DannyCipriani87 was at his brilliant best as @gloucesterrugby saw off @WaspsRugby Catch the full highlights on @channel5_tv on Monday night pic.twitter.com/o0yYUt4lNG— Premiership Rugby (@premrugby) October 7, 2018In France, former Ulster and Ireland centre Stuart Olding was sent off for a dangerous tackle just 12 minutes into Brive’s ProD2 clash with Soyaux Angoulême. Amazing comebacks by New Zealand and Australia, a Twickenham tribute for Rob Horne, and epic wins for Connacht and Worcester. A lot to discuss on Twitter… There was desperate news from Bath as we learnt that Steve Ojomoh, their England flanker of the Nineties, has had a stroke and was being treated in intensive care.Ojomoh, 48, who owns children’s nurseries in Bath and Corsham, is a fantastic guy who won a heap of domestic trophies and played in a Grand Slam-winning team in 1995. Our thoughts are with him, his wife Lisa and their children Max and Ava. The European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup competitions start next week. Who knows what they will bring…Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Poor weather on Saturday undermined the 241st East Midlands derby, Northampton v Leicester, which proved a disappointing spectacle. Two pieces of clinical Jonah Holmes running proved decisive as Tigers won 23-15.The game was moved from Franklin’s Gardens to Twickenham to raise money for former Saints and Wallaby centre Rob Horne, 28, who was left with paralysis in his right arm after a collision in the fixture in April.He received a standing ovation when he brought the ball out for kick-off, in front of a crowd of more than 40,000. “Hell, what a team they are,” said Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus. “I can talk about all the things we did wrong in the last ten minutes, but what about the things they did right.”As well as a couple of dubious calls by TMO Graham Hughes, which allowed tries by Aaron Smith and Cheslin Kolbe to stand, the match showed that the Springboks are truly back as a major world force. And it prompted further talk of selection possibilities, with speculation that Mo’unga could see more game time at ten, as Beauden Barrett is able to switch so effortlessly to full-back when required.The wooden spoon decider, Argentina v Australia in Salta, was never going to trump that – but it came close. From the depths of a 31-7 half-time deficit, the Wallabies hit back to win 45-34 with a five-try second-half blitz. Bernard Foley converted the lot to seal the greatest comeback in Rugby Championship history.It was the most points Argentina have ever scored against Australia and, despite their capitulation, the Pumas have become a dangerous team once again after looking a shambles earlier in the year. That evening’s Harlequins-Saracens match across the road was the first Premiership match screened free-to-air in the USA. After one or two duds previously for the American market, this London derby was much more like it.It took until the last ten minutes for Sarries to settle the issue, Billy Vunipola – who, combined with brother Mako, carried some 50 times – crossing to finally quell a Quins side that made 201 tackles.Read about a couple of unusual incidents in the match here.Plaudits for Gloucester and Worcester, two West Country sides, for terrific wins. The Warriors bagged seven tries in their 52-7 rout of Bristol and set a new club record for their biggest Premiership win, surpassing the 51-10 win over Newcastle in 2008.Josh Adams and Bryce Heem both scored to draw level-top with Miles Benjamin on 20 Prem tries for Worcester, who sit seventh in the table as we take a break for European competition. “Our conversion rate was outstanding today,” said Chris Pennell, another of the try-scorers.
CopyHouses•Cowes, New Zealand ArchDaily Projects New Zealand Owhanake Bay House / Strachan Group Architects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/232021/owhanake-bay-house-strachan-group-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/232021/owhanake-bay-house-strachan-group-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Patrick Reynolds+ 12 Share “COPY” Photographs: Patrick ReynoldsText description provided by the architects. Located on Waiheke Island, a 19km ferry journey from down-town Auckland, the Owhanake Bay house hunkers-down below a ridge line at the head of a gully. Slowing to the pace of “island life”, the house turns its back on the city to engage the view east over the outer islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsRecommended ProductsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Designed for a semi-retired couple, ease of movement and single level accessibility were requirements that set challenges for design on a site with a significant natural slope. Broken into three narrow pavilions, the arrangement of the house “bends” to follow the natural contours, allowing ease of movement through the landscape and minimal excavation of the landform. The house becomes a place to pause, and to look out. A play on the traditional NZ villa veranda, the notion was further extended to explore the idea of “living on the veranda” in a sub-tropical climate. Banks of eastern flap windows on gas struts open leaving only “veranda posts” intact as occupants engage with the landscape under the shelter and shade of the “veranda” roof. Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsAs in the natural environment where folds in the landform often contain watercourses, the two wedges of space between the three pavilions become spaces for the gathering of water, points of cleansing. These two linkages contain 2 bath-houses, one the main ensuite and the other a plunge pool/spa. In these spaces the boundaries between interior and exterior are further broken down with the east/west walls constructed of fully glazed louvre banks and exterior materials used on the floor, wall & ceiling. A translucent polycarbonate roof allows filtered natural light into the spaces. A semi-screened outdoor room to the west of the main living space is bounded by water, with reflection pools at both ends. This space is set into the landform to provide both shelter and access to seasonal afternoon sun and has an outdoor fireplace for warmth and ambience in the cooler months. Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsMaterial Description Durable natural materials have been carefully chosen to reflect the site context and have longevity in the harsh seaside environment. Oxide-coloured concrete floors “float” over the landform to the east and plastered masonry retaining walls anchor the house back to the earth to the west. The insulated concrete floor acts as thermal mass providing passive solar heating, which is boosted with hydraulic heating via a 5-panel solar hot water collector with electric back-up. This also supplies hot water to the house. The house is framed with plantation-grown pine and laminated pine portals. The dark stained cedar weatherboards, from an FSC certified sustainably-managed source, reflect the colouring of the branches of regenerating manuka bush, blending with the landscape when viewed from the sea. Timber finished interiors consist of meranti ply ceilings and hoop pine walls, adding contrast, warmth and character. Copper-clad fins frame the clear-glazed apertures to provide strong visual connections to the landscape beyond. Save this picture!planThese west-facing fins are set at an angle to receive the last of the winter setting sun that casts oblique light onto the textures of the interior walkways. Double-glazed copper-clad boxes to the north and south elevations frame “paintings” of the landscape. Potable water is collected via rainwater from the roof and stored in tanks on site. Effluent is treated and disposed of on site via landscaped areas. Extensive native planting, and vegetable gardens, irrigated from an on-site bore, condition the air and act as a bridge between the existing site vegetation and the house. Sculpture and furniture from local artists further enhance the architecture.Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsProject gallerySee allShow less’Translate the Intangible’ SymposiumArticlesBall-Nogues Studio “Yevrus 1, Negative Impression” ExhibitionArticles Share Owhanake Bay House / Strachan Group ArchitectsSave this projectSaveOwhanake Bay House / Strachan Group Architects Architects: Strachan Group Architects Photographs CopyAbout this officeStrachan Group ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCowesHousesNew ZealandPublished on May 06, 2012Cite: “Owhanake Bay House / Strachan Group Architects” 06 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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News China’s Cyber Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific News August 19, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 China continues to jam international radio stations during Olympic Games Help by sharing this information Organisation News April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China Receive email alerts to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison The Chinese authorities are continuing to jam the Chinese, Tibetan and Uyghur-language broadcast of several international radio stations although they promised to respect press freedom and the free flow of information during the Olympic Games, Reporters Without Borders said today. ChinaAsia – Pacific The Chinese authorities are continuing to jam the Chinese, Tibetan and Uyghur-language broadcast of several international radio stations although they promised to respect press freedom and the free flow of information during the Olympic Games, Reporters Without Borders said today.”An international media outcry forced the Chinese government to stop blocking access to websites, but there has been no similar gesture towards the international radio stations such as the BBC, Voice of America, Radio Free Asia and Voice of Tibet, which are being jammed within China,” Reporters Without Borders said.”The right of foreign journalists to unrestricted Internet access has been partially guaranteed, but what about the hundreds of millions of Chinese, Tibetans and Uyghurs who are denied independent news and information,” the press freedom organisation said. “How will the Olympic Games have helped to loosen the government’s grip on the news media.”The organisation added: “It was partly in order to draw attention to this censorship that Reporters Without Borders organised a clandestine FM broadcast in Beijing on 8 August.”Reporters Without Borders has confirmed from various sources in China that the jamming of Chinese-language broadcasts by the BBC, VOA, RFA and Sound of Hope (a station linked to the Falun Gong) and Tibetan and Uyghur-language broadcasts by RFA and Voice of Tibet has not stopped before or during the Olympic Games. The jamming of Tibetan-language programmes has even been stepped up in recent months.Except for one reporter with RFA’s Tibetan service, journalists with the BBC, VOA and RFA have been able to get visas to go to China during the Olympic Games but their potential listeners have not been permitted audible reception of their broadcasts.The staff of Voice of Tibet, a station based in Norway that broadcasts Tibetan and Chinese-language programmes to Tibet, report an increase in jamming of their three short-wave frequencies. The Chinese authorities use eight broadcasts from six different points within China (Beijing, Xian, Urumqi, Kashi, Hainan and Fuzhou) to make Voice of Tibet inaudible. Around 100 antennae have been installed in Tibet to jam international radio broadcasts.”Our three frequencies are registered internationally for exclusive use for the broadcasting of our station’s programming,” Voice of Tibet director Oystein Alme said. “But no one is capable of defending us against the Chinese jamming and, what’s more, our website is still blocked.”Complaints have been filed with the international body that regulates broadcasting but the Chinese government cites “technical problems” and has never kept its promises to respect the relevant international regulations. June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News March 12, 2021 Find out more read more
More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Following numerous calls for change to the stateâ€™s prison realignment program, Assemblymember Chris Holdenâ€™s (D-Pasadena) measure to prevent last-minute dumping of seriously mentally ill inmates on county streets, passed its first committee test today. This measure, which was narrowly defeated last year, passed with unanimous bipartisan support out of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety.AB 1065 provides county probation departments with more time to identify, and plan for more intensive treatment and supervision of released offenders who were formerly classified as a mentally disordered offender (MDO). Under this bill, probation departments have 30 working days to thoroughly and properly put in place an appropriate supervision and treatment plan for these offenders. Previously counties only received 5 days or less to prepare.â€œGiven more time to plan, the county probation department and county department of mental health can work out an effective treatment and supervision plan to ensure these offenders are off the streets and getting the help they need,â€ said Assemblymember Holden. â€œThis is an unaddressed issue of criminal justice realignment that is need of some cleanup in order to maintain both patient care and safety in our communities.â€AB 1065 now moves to Assembly Appropriations for financial consideration. Community News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink Outside The Ordinary: 9 Gifts That Do All The Talking!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Subscribe COVER: Right Bill Seeks to Keeping Mentally Disturbed Off the Streets Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 | 11:16 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website read more
Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Advertisement Previous articleGovernment figures confirm there are 297 homeless people in LimerickNext articleMusical rhythm to UCH season Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash FORMER Fine Gael councillor Jim Long is among those raising concerns over Aughinish Alumina’s application to Limerick City and County Council for a ten-year permission to rock blast a borrow pit at their plant in West Limerick.“This site is very near to the existing red mud ponds holding over 40 million tons of waste bauxite at present. It has being contended for years, and confirmed by reports commissioned last year, that high levels of contaminated material are in this waste material,” Mr Long told the Limerick Post this week.“This application will have a life-long detrimental impact on fauna, wildlife, sealife, birds, and the natural environment. All this in the shadow of the majestic River Shannon,” he claimed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Long, who joins groups such as Limerick Against Pollution and the Cappagh Farmers Support Group in objecting to the proposal, believes that there is no room for error.“Our planners must get this decision right as some decisions have proven controversial and contentious within our communities. We seek full transparency and openness where concerns are flagged in advance of decision.“There are a number of objections to the application, with fears over the potential impact it could have on the surrounding area. Let’s hope fairness and common sense prevails this time,” he concluded.by Alan [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Print WhatsApp Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAskeatonCappagh Farmers Support GroupJim LonglimerickLimerick Against Pollution (LAP)Limerick City and Council CouncilRusal Aughinish NewsLocal NewsNo room for error over proposed Aughinish planning applicationBy Alan Jacques – September 18, 2017 1386 Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival read more
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Share Save Under the Microscope – How Effective are QM Rules? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago ATR Rule CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Dodd-Frank Act QM Rule Title X 2017-05-30 Staff Writer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Nearly a decade after the housing crisis in 2008 and the passing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) in 2010, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will soon be required by law to examine the Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule (ATR/QM Rule) and assess, “the rule’s effectiveness in meeting the purposes and objectives of Title X of the Dodd-Frank Act and the specific goals of the ATR/QM rule, using available evidence and data.”Implemented on January 10, 2014, the rule’s main goal was to prevent lenders from taking advantage of potential borrowers by awarding loans to people who did not have the financial means to pay them back. It required lenders to, by verifiable means, take into account a person’s income, debt, assets, and potential property taxes before issuing a loan. Under the rule, a person’s income to debt ratio cannot exceed 43 percent unless the loan is guaranteed by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae.The ATR/QM Rule also created guidelines for Qualified Mortgages that facilitate the repayment of a debt within a fixed time period. As such, they do not allow stipulations that make it increasingly difficult for borrowers to pay back their mortgage, such as: interest only payments, balloon payments, terms greater than 30 years, or negative amortization.The CFPB is required to publish their report by January 2019, and has called for a public discourse among industry professionals, consumers, mortgage loan creditors, and anyone interested in the mortgage industry. The organization is looking for sources of data and provide recommendations as they draft the report, and extend criticism after the report is published in January of 2019. Comments will be due 60 days after the report is published.With the housing market having bounced back in recent years and impending review of the ATR/QM Rule, could some of the guidelines put in place be changed? What might the housing market look like for borrowers and mortgage professionals after the assessment? About Author: Staff Writer Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Credit Risk Transfers: Hot Topic of 2017 Next: Defects on the Rise, Highest in North Dakota Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago May 30, 2017 1,231 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: ATR Rule CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Dodd-Frank Act QM Rule Title X Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Under the Microscope – How Effective are QM Rules? read more
About Author: Radhika Ojha Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Tagged with: Dodd-Frank EGRRCPA Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac GSEs Housing Finance Reform HUD National Flood Insurance Program Otting Sen Mike Crapo Senate Banking Committee January 29, 2019 1,989 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Crapo Focuses on Housing Finance Reform Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Housing Finance reform will be a key focus area for the Senate Banking Committee during the 116th Congress. In an outline for the committee’s agenda, Banking Committee Chairman Sen. Mike Crapo said that the committee would “continue to identify and move bipartisan legislative solutions” during this session.Calling housing finance reform the “last piece of unaddressed business from the financial crisis,” Crapo said that the committee would assess the proposals it has received from various groups on the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac since it favorably reported on the bipartisan housing finance reform legislation in 2014.”The Committee will assess these and other proposals to determine how we can fix the flawed system, establish appropriate levels of taxpayer protection, preserve the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, increase competition among mortgage guarantors and promote access to affordable housing,” Crapo said.Housing finance reforms have been in the spotlight ever since Joseph Otting, Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), that oversees the conservatorship of the GSEs, remarked that the White House would be announcing a plan by next month to end government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.According to a recording of his remarks obtained by Politico, Otting told FHFA employees that they would be seeing communication from the White House and the Treasury over the next two to four weeks that “really sets a direction for what the future of housing will be in the U.S. and what the FHFA’s part will be.”The remarks have set the share prices of both the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) soaring as investors became more hopeful that Fannie and Freddie could soon be out of government conservatorship.Apart from housing finance reform, the Senate Banking Committee also plans to focus on ensuring that federal agencies implement the Dodd-Frank Reforms Act also known as the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA). The provisions under this Act include provisions to enhance the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Family Self-Sufficiency program and streamline compliance burdens on smaller Public Housing Authorities.”The Committee will work to identify additional opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of HUD programs, and will consider updates to Title VI of the Violence Against Women Act,” Crapo said.Additionally, he said that the committee would continue to explore targeted reforms, such as making it easier for consumers to interface with credit bureaus generally and dispute inaccuracies. The committee also plans to reassess the National Flood Insurance Program that has been extended 10 times since last Congress with the latest re-authorization set to expire on May 31. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Crapo Focuses on Housing Finance Reform Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Print This Post Share Save Previous: Freddie Mac Names Sara Mathew Its Non-Executive Chair Next: New York AG Leads the Fight Against Zombie Homes The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Sign up for DS News Daily Dodd-Frank EGRRCPA Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac GSEs Housing Finance Reform HUD National Flood Insurance Program Otting Sen Mike Crapo Senate Banking Committee 2019-01-29 Radhika Ojha read more
Top StoriesTo Have A More Civilized India, Judiciary Must Be Strengthened : Allahabad HC Chief Justice Govind Mathur In Farewell Address LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK13 April 2021 5:12 AMShare This – xChief Justice of Allahabad High Court Govind Mathur, who is retiring today, said in his farewell speech that a strong judiciary is needed to keep the society civilized.”Friends, to have a more civilized India, it is our responsibility to strengthen judiciary”, Chief Justice Mathur said during a virtual farewell function organized by the Allahabad High Court.”We are a part of a reputed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginChief Justice of Allahabad High Court Govind Mathur, who is retiring today, said in his farewell speech that a strong judiciary is needed to keep the society civilized.”Friends, to have a more civilized India, it is our responsibility to strengthen judiciary”, Chief Justice Mathur said during a virtual farewell function organized by the Allahabad High Court.”We are a part of a reputed and respected institution. Millions of Indians are having deep faith in us. It is only the judiciary that can firmly stand for constitutional morality. It is the judiciary which protects the constitutional values. It can be most effective tool to make India the best place for every living being, being the carrier of justice”, he said.CJ Mathur mentioned that as a matter to coincidence, he shares his birth day with Dr BR Ambedkar. He recalled that he first heard Dr Ambedkar’s name in 1970. When he was visiting his relative in Maharashtra, he happened to see the picture of Dr Ambedkar at the residence of the house help, who introduced Dr Ambedkar to him as a “god of gareeb”.”Since then he(Dr Ambedkar) is a ‘god of gareeb’ for me. I cherished his ideals which are reflected in our Constitution”, he said.On Constitutional ValuesIn his speech lasting for about thirty minutes, Chief Justice Mathur made a brief discussion on constitutional values and constitutional morality. Chief Justice Mathur said that our Constitution takes care of every segment of our multi-class society. When it(Constitution) refers to sovereignty, socialism, secularism, the echo in the atmosphere is of upliftment of poor, dignity to deprived and equal status to every citizen.”Our constitutional values are not table creations. These values are the needs notices after several great experiments, long experience and great struggle. These are the constitutional morals which are essential to impart justice.These (constitutional values) are the standards which make a society civilized”, he said.Underscoring the importance of having an independent judiciary, he said that judges must remain free of every influence except law.On his experience at Allahabad High CourtCJ Mathur said that he had made a request for transfer from his parent High Court Rajasthan HC to Allahabad High Court in 2010 before the then CJI SH Kapadia. It was only in 2017 that he got the transfer to Allahabad.He said that the Allahabad High Court has “fine traditions” where the judges and lawyers are “most courteous”. Allahabad High Court is not just the largest High Court in the country but is also dealing with a great variety of litigations. It is catering to the needs of justice of 1/6th population of the country. Given its huge volume of work and vast territorial jurisdiction, plans and policies made for other courts cannot be simply adopted for Allahabad.”This court is most criticized for most pendency. No doubt huge pendency exists. But as a Chief Justice, I noticed, disposal of cases in this court and the courts subordinate to is much more higher than any other court in the country. The pendency here is to be compared with influx of cases, variety and volume of work undertaken. Every member of judicial service of Uttar Pradesh must feel proud of their capacity”, he said.Chief Justice Mathur said that the Government of Uttar Pradesh was supportive in helping the judiciary to accomplish its plans. He also personally thanked Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for “always keeping the words given”.”An important chapter of my life is going to be closed…Whether I failed or succeeded, is for all of you to judge. I bow head with reference, I submit myself with reverence to your judgement. Thank you All”, CJ Govind Mathur said while concluding his address.It is said that it is impossible for a Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court to know the names of all other judges. This is incorrect. All judges of this court have supported me. I can introduce each judge of this court by name and by face : CJ Govind Mathur.#AllahabadHighCourt— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 13, 2021 During his tenure as the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court, CJ Govind Mathur has delivered several judgments upholding civil liberties. Notable among them are the judgments quashing the detention of Dr Kafeel Khan under the National Security Act and the direction given to the UP Government to remove the “name and shame” banners erected at public places showing the names and photographs of persons accused of violence during anti-CAA protests. He was also the author of the judgment ordering enquiry against the police officers for violence in Aligarh Muslim University during anti-CAA protests. During the COVID crisis, his bench had passed suo moto orders for the protection of migrant workers. A detailed article on the notable orders of Chief Justice Govind Mathur may be read here.Justice Govind Mathur started practice of law at the Rajasthan High Court was appointed as additional judge of Rajasthan High Court on 2nd Sept 2004. He was promoted to permanent judge on 29 May 2006. He was transferred to Allahabad High Court on 21 November 2017.On 24 October 2018,being the senior most Justice of court, he was appointed as acting Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court.On 10 November 2018, he was appointed as Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court. On 14 November 2018, he took oath as Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story read more