first_imgPhotographs:  Julien LanooText description provided by the architects. House D (Maison D) is an extension of a Family home, in the middle of an urban area, on a parcel twice as wide as the existing house. Save this picture!© Julien LanooRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroThe House D (Maison D), doubles the linear qualities of the existing house fa√ßade, thus unifying a roadside landscape that was deconstructed before, the extension also doubles the importance of the private family garden. Save this picture!© Julien LanooThe House D extension welcomes all the important living functions, private income patio, kitchen an living room, the architect ( Emmanuelle Weiss) chose to incorporate on the first level of the extension a equipped sleeping quarter, with bathroom and a well organised dressing. The result of this exercise frees up the existing house, which has mainly become the children’s territory. Also now, the complementation of House D, makes room to add a large office area in the existing house, adapted to the professional life of its inhabitants.  Save this picture!© Julien LanooThe volume, high levels , low levels : ¬´ zones ¬ª create a dialogue with the existing typical style house.  All the volumes in the House D translated in it’s roofline, bring a richness to it’s space.  Natural light embraces the volume, some times directly some times reflected it fills in the complete project and living quarters.  House D is an answer to the existing devision of the main house. Its functional properties talk directly into the vertical circulations of the existing house, it opens up living space. Save this picture!© Julien LanooTo link the old and new together, the architect ( Emmanuelle Weiss) chose to use a minimal contact between both architectures. The new differentiates it’s self on the outside by two litle patios, only linking itself to the old on the interior where the new incrusts into the hall way.  The chose materials are a homage to the existing house, but staying in a modern urban context. Dark bricks ( reflecting back on a modern way to the dark old red bricks typical for this area) and aluminum detail work show subtile hints to it’s surroundings.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessGlass Farm / MVRDVSelected ProjectsmodeLab Dynamic Behaviors in Processing WebinarArticles Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Lille, France France Architects: Emmanuelle Weiss Year Completion year of this architecture project Maison D / Emmanuelle WeissSave this projectSaveMaison D / Emmanuelle Weiss Save this picture!© Julien Lanoo+ 14 Share Maison D / Emmanuelle Weiss ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/321655/maison-d-emmanuelle-weiss Clipboard Year: center_img ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/321655/maison-d-emmanuelle-weiss Clipboard 2012 “COPY” Houses Projects Photographs CopyAbout this officeEmmanuelle WeissOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLilleHousesFrancePublished on January 22, 2013Cite: “Maison D / Emmanuelle Weiss” 22 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_img Year:  Area:  249 m² Area:  249 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/604697/urban-house-in-tua-do-lindo-vale-ana-claudia-monteiro-vitor-oliveira Clipboard ArchDaily 2010 Architects: Ana Cláudia Monteiro + Vítor Oliveira Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” 2010 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/604697/urban-house-in-tua-do-lindo-vale-ana-claudia-monteiro-vitor-oliveira Clipboard Urban House in Tua do Lindo Vale / Ana Cláudia Monteiro + Vítor Oliveira Save this picture!© José Campos+ 27 Share Houses Projects Photographs CopyHouses•Porto, Portugal Year:  Urban House in Tua do Lindo Vale / Ana Cláudia Monteiro + Vítor OliveiraSave this projectSaveUrban House in Tua do Lindo Vale / Ana Cláudia Monteiro + Vítor Oliveira Portugal photographs:  José CamposPhotographs:  José CamposEngineering:António Oliveira, Américo MonteiroConstruction:ErgohabSite Area:225m2City:PortoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José CamposText description provided by the architects. The House is located in the Rua do Lindo Vale, in the city of Porto. It is a row-house, 3 stories high, built on a plot of 5 m width and 40 m length. This building has four fundamental characteristics. The first is that the architects are also the clients of this project. The design of the Architect’s House is, undoubtedly, a unique challenge within the design of the House, as an architectural programme, due to the coincidence between the ‘architect’ and the ‘client’, and due to the possibility of the spatial realization of the architect’s own residential experience.Save this picture!© José CamposThe second characteristic is the sound sense of urbanity of this House. This is not a house built in the periphery of the city, in a plot of medium- or large-size, but a House erected in the central area of the city, an area with an intense urban life, in a long and narrow plot that raises a number of spatial constraints. Based on the regulations of the plan in force, for a building to be erected on this plot it should maintain the alignment of adjacent buildings, a maximum height inferior to the width of the street, and a high permeability in the back of the plot. The definition of this volume (by the regulations of the plan) led to an interior organization of the dwelling that is, somehow, similar to the inner structure of the typical houses of Porto – two lit rooms near the two façades of the house and a third non lit room in the core of the house. The staircase is located in this core. In each floor, the third room corresponds to: the library (which is opened to the office) and the bathroom in the ground floor; the kitchen (which is opened to the dining and living rooms) on the first floor; and a patio in the second floor.Save this picture!© José CamposThe third characteristic is the simplicity of design and materials. The integration of this House within the existing buildings is based, in a first moment, on a careful volumetric articulation and, second, on the simplicity of design of the front and rear façades – the structure, the door and windows, and the gate – reinforced by the use of one single color. Inside the house this simplicity continues: in an interior organization layout that is very similar in all floors; in the search for ‘true’ in construction; and in a spatial continuity between the three floors, which is enhanced by the design of the stair and of the vertical movement. This simplicity is also underlined by the use of a restricted range of materials in all rooms, including both the kitchen and the bathrooms: walls and ceilings are painted white, pavements are of beige vinyl floor, and wooden doors are painted white.Save this picture!© José CamposFinally, the House is very flexible. The repeated use of a set of very simple elements introduced a great versatility in the day-to-day living of the House: i) each window, on the front and rear façades, has two sets of shutters – one set positioned between 0 and 0.90m high, and another set positioned between 0.90 m and 2.65 m high; ii) all rooms, except the bathrooms, have sliding doors that can be fully collected by the interior walls allowing, as such, a smoothness movement between different rooms.Save this picture!DetailThe House in the Rua do Lindo Vale is clearly an urban house belonging to ‘that’ particular place. It is the spatial expression of the residential experience of their architects; erected on a great simplicity of design and materials, achieving its high quality through a rigorous sense of construction and a high spatial versatility.Save this picture!© José CamposProject gallerySee allShow lessWalter Netsch: The “Radical Mind” That Designed SOM’s Air Force Academy ChapelInterviews”Winter Stations” Bring Warmth to Toronto’s Frozen BeachesArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeAna Cláudia Monteiro + Vítor Oliveira OfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPortoHousesPortugalPublished on March 04, 2015Cite: “Urban House in Tua do Lindo Vale / Ana Cláudia Monteiro + Vítor Oliveira ” 04 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_imgFuture postcode changes are anticipated for Coventry and Gloucester.The Royal Mail publishes helpful advice about how direct marketers can handle these new postcodes.Visit the Royal Mail. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Royal Mail has announced its latest amendments to the post code system. These changes are made on an ongoing basis because some postcodes become “exhausted” as new homes and businesses are created in particular areas.The Royal Mail has announced its latest amendments to the post code system. These changes are made on an ongoing basis because some postcodes become “exhausted” as new homes and businesses are created in particular areas.The latest updates affect Braintree, Chichester, Colchester, Derby, Horsham, Leicester, Salford, Swansea, and Woking. Advertisement Howard Lake | 24 January 2002 | News  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Postcode changes in nine townslast_img read more

first_imgThe family and other supporters of Major Tillery, who has been in Pennsylvania prisons unjustly for over 30 years, gathered outside the Philadelphia courthouse just before his attorney filed a Post-Conviction Relief Act appeal. Attorney Rachel Wolkenstein, who wrote the appeal, says Tillery is factually innocent and was convicted only because of “gross prosecutorial misconduct violating the fundamentals of due process.”New evidence supporting his appeal comes from two jailhouse informants who testified at Tillery’s May 1985 trial, almost nine years after a Philadelphia pool hall shooting on Oct. 22, 1976. There was no other evidence against Tillery except for these supposed witnesses. Both witnesses now admit their testimonies were untrue.The trial had taken place in an atmosphere of heightened repression. It was at the same time that the city firebombed the home of people in the MOVE Black political movement on Osage Avenue. The ensuing fire killed six adults and five children and destroyed a whole block of people’s homes. Prosecutors repeatedly demonized Tillery by bringing into evidence his membership in the Nation of Islam.As fellow political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal explained in a 2015 Prison Radio broadcast, Tillery became a jailhouse lawyer who “shook the prison walls in the case known as Tillery v. Owens, a groundbreaking prison conditions case where double-dealing (or the placement of four men in a cell) was declared unconstitutional. The prison medical department was declared unconstitutional and living conditions in part of the prison were declared a violation of the Constitution.”When Abu-Jamal became sick from what was later diagnosed as hepatitis C, it was Major Tillery who told the Mahanoy Prison superintendent that if Jamal wasn’t hospitalized immediately, he might die.  Mumia was hospitalized but Tillery was transferred and put in solitary confinement for six months on a phony drug charge. “Major is in the hole not because of drugs, but because of something prison administrators hate and fear above all things: prisoner unity; prisoner solidarity” (tinyurl.com/z5ahm4n)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Application Period for MFP Payments Opens Application Period for MFP Payments Opens By NAFB News Service – Jul 28, 2019 SHARE Farm Service Agency offices are accepting producer applications for the Market Facilitation Program payments announced last week beginning today. The payments are part of the $16 billion trade aid package for producers in 2019. The Department of Agriculture expects the first round of payments to start mailing around mid-to-late August. A producer will receive 50 percent of the per-acre payment rate in the first round of payments. So, if a county-level rate is $60, the producer would receive $30 per-acre in August, and the remaining $30 would be split between two additional payments, if they’re determined necessary by the Trump administration, later in the year. Producers have until Friday, December 6, 2019, to apply.Dairy and hog producers are also eligible for aid, but have specific requirements producers must follow during the application process. USDA is encouraging all eligible producers to contact their local FSA office to apply, or find the application and requirements, along with the list of agricultural products covered, at www.farmers.gov/mfp.Davie Stephens, president of the American Soybean Association, says his group appreciates the help. “The county rate for farmers in areas with a higher percentage of crops suffering from negative trade impacts will receive a higher offset for the damages we’ve seen because of the tariffs,” he says. “We appreciate the Administration’s efforts to determine how the payments will work and hope that our soybean growers will feel some relief from the assistance.” SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleUS in China and Japan in US for Trade Negotiations This WeekNext articleCommentary: Indiana State Fair Celebrating My Unnamed Hero in the Heartland NAFB News Service Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Organisation RSF_en Vietnam News RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang News The Internet is not very widespread and remains under the control of the ruling Communist Party. Cyber-dissidents are arrested, politically and culturally “incorrect” websites are blocked and personal e-mail is monitored. The government seems to be closely following China’s example. Government information siteRadio Free Asia April 22, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific VietnamAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Vietnam When the younger-generation Nong Duc Manh took over the Communist Party leadership in April 2001, hopes were raised for greater media freedom and growth of the Internet. But this has not happened and Vietnam remains one of the world’s most repressive countries where the Internet is concerned. One of the main blocks to its growth is the high cost of communications. However, more and more people in universities are logging on and cybercafés are springing up everywhere.The biggest of the five public or part publicly-owned ISPs, Vietnam Data Communications (VDC), catering to nearly a third of all Internet users, is controlled by the posts and telecommunications ministry (DGPT). The government blocks access to websites it considers politically and morally “dangerous,” including foreign news sites and those of human rights organisations set up by Vietnamese abroad. VDC monitors what sites its customers visit.Opposition groups say the government even regularly hacks into “undesirable” sites. The Hoahao spiritual movement, for example, says the Vietnamese embassy in Singapore sends viruses by e-mail to the movement’s followers and to political opponents abroad.But the government also uses the Internet for propaganda purposes. The proceedings of the 9th Communist Party Congress in April 2001 were reported in several languages on the website of the official Vietnam News Agency (VNA). Internet access points were set up around the country so the population could follow the congress. The party also advertises its doctrines on its own website, which opened in 2001.The prime minister announced in August 2001 that the government would allow new ISPs to operate, including privately-owned ones. But this has not yet happened. The government has forbidden use of the Internet for political opposition, for actions against national sovereignty and security and violations of morality or the law.Deputy culture and information minister Nguyen Khac Hai ordered police on 8 January 2002 to seize and destroy any publication not authorised by the government. The BBC reported that photocopies of printouts from the dissident news website Dialogue were among the targets.On 5 August 2002, the DGPT asked the authorities in the country’s 61 provinces to step up monitoring and inspection of cybercafés. The government called for punishment of those making “harmful use” of the Internet. Two days later, the culture and information ministry suspended the website TTVNonline.com because it did not have proper authorisation to operate and was putting out news that violated the press law and “twisted the truth.”The ministry refused to say what this news was, but official sources said the target was the site’s discussion group, where topics such as territory ceded to China in December 1999, political reforms and corruption in the Communist Party were being discussed. The website was voted by the specialist press in 2001 as the best one for young people. On 16 August 2002, Phan An Sa, deputy chief inspector at the culture and information ministry, called for access to subversive and pornographic material on the Internet to be blocked. He listed five kinds of Internet use he said was harmful to national security, including exchanges of anti-government material and use of the Internet to defraud people. He added that the authorities should fine young people and train them better how to use the Internet. Most Vietnamese users are aged between 14 and 24.In early 2003, Phan announced new laws would be passed to monitor Internet content more closely. Sites run from Vietnam would have to have a licence and inform the authorities whenever they changed the content of the site. He said Internet operators, especially ISPs and cybercafé owners, should be responsible for their customers’ messages. He told a foreign journalist in January 2003 that just as restaurant owners had to ensure their food contained nothing harmful, cybercafé owners were not allowed to serve poison to their young customers.The government newspaper Thoi bao Kinh te Vietnam (Vietnam Economic Times) said on 26 June that the government planned to set up a national monitoring system to ensure that cybercafé users did not see “politically or morally dangerous” websites. It said the culture and information ministry had reported “very many” violations of the law about spreading subversive material and publishing state secrets. Prime Minister Phan Van Khai ordered police on 24 June to inspect the country’s 4,000 cybercafés.Five cyber-dissidents arrested in 13 monthsLe Chi Quang, a 31-year-old computer teacher and law graduate, was arrested on 21 February 2002 in a Hanoi cybercafé and charged with sending “dangerous” information abroad. Police seized computer equipment and papers from his home and he was sent to the B-14 prison camp near Hanoi. He was arrested after posting on the Internet a very detailed article he wrote called “Beware of the empire to the north,” about the circumstances of the government’s signing of border agreements with China in 1999. The article was very widely distributed among Vietnamese abroad.He was sentenced to four years in prison on 8 November and three years of house arrest after that for “opposing the government of the socialist republic of Vietnam” under article 88 of the criminal code banning the distribution of anti-government material. During his three-hour trial, the rights of the defence were flouted and the foreign media were not allowed to attend. Only his parents were allowed to be present. His mother said he admitted posting the article but rejected the government’s accusation and that the family would appeal against the sentence. He appeared to be physically very week and his face was swollen. Friends said he had kidney problems and that the prison authorities had refused him treatment. Nearly 100 people, including dissidents, demonstrated outside the courthouse and police arrested one of them.Police searched the house in Ho Chi Minh City of Tran Khue, a literature teacher and founder of an anti-corruption group, on 8 March 2002 and confiscated his computer, printer, camera, mobile phones and papers. Two days later, he was put under house arrest. He had earlier posted on the Internet a letter he had written to Chinese President Jiang Zemin on the eve of an official visit to Vietnam demanding that he revise some clauses of the border agreements. In August 2001, Tran Khue had been arrested and escorted home when he was found near the border with China investigating the situation there.Members of the special P4-A25 police unit went to the Hanoi home of Dr. Pham Hong Son, the local representative of a foreign pharmaceutical company, on 25 March and took him in for questioning about his translation of articles on the website of the US embassy in Vietnam. Shortly afterwards, eight members of the police unit searched his home and took away computer material and personal papers. He returned to the police the next day to get them back but was turned away. A day later, he posted online an open letter protesting against the illegal search and confiscation of his property. Two days after that, on 29 March, his family reported he had vanished. His mother was not allowed to visit him in prison until 15 April.The family were told he had been arrested for translating and posting online an article from the US embassy website called “What is democracy?” He has also written many articles himself, such as “Promoting democracy: a key part of the new world order” and “Sovereignty and human rights: the search for reconciliation,” which have appeared on pro-democracy online forums Danchu.net and Ykien.net. On 29 April, he was reportedly at the B-14 prison camp. His wife Ha Thuy Vu and their two sons were forced to leave their home after harassment and threats. In July, the interior ministry said the cyber-dissident would stay in prison.Police searched the house of journalist Nguyen Vu Binh on 25 September, seized his personal belongings and took him to the B14 prison camp. He wrote for the magazine section of the Communist Party newspaper Tap Chi Cong San but was dismissed in January 2001 for trying to set up an independent political party. Since then, he has written articles criticising the government. He had been briefly arrested on 19 July for sending a written report to a human rights conference in Washington DC. He was freed the next day but put under house arrest and closely watched by police, who he had to report to every day. In August, along with 20 other writers and dissidents, he signed a petition to the government calling for reform of the judiciary and creation of an independent anti-corruption squad. The authorities have not said why he was arrested this time, but it may have been for posting online in August a critical article he wrote about the sensitive topic of border agreements signed with China. Cyber-dissident Nguyen Khac Toan was jailed for 12 years on 20 December by a “people’s court” in Hanoi for “spying” after e-mailing material to allegedly “reactionary” Vietnamese human rights organisations abroad. His rights to a fair trial were ignored and the hearing, which lasted only a few hours, was held in secret, in violation of article 131 of the national constitution and without even family members present. He was only allowed to see his lawyer twice, a few days before the trial, but was not able to talk to him in private. Toan, a former army officer, was arrested on 8 January in a Hanoi cybercafé and was being held in the B14 prison not far from Hanoi.Dr Nguyen Dan Que, editor of the underground magazine Tuong Lai (The Future) and author of many articles posted on the Internet, was arrested at his home in Ho Chi Minh City on 17 March 2003. A few hours later, police returned to the house and seized his computer, mobile phone and many personal papers. His arrest was thought to be linked with a statement he put online criticising the lack of press freedom in the country. He was responding to remarks made by a foreign ministry spokesman on 12 March that freedom of information was guaranteed.He has already spent nearly 20 years of his life in jail and is being held at the main prison in Ho Chi Minh City. He studied medicine at Saigon University and was arrested in 1978 and held without trial for 10 years. He was arrested again in 1990 after campaigning for democracy and sentenced to 25 years imprisonment, including 20 at hard labour. He was freed in an amnesty in 1998, but was still frequently interrogated and his home repeatedly searched. He was also publicly and regularly vilified by the Ho Chi Minh City state security department. 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first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Former Fannie Mae CEO Claims SEC Failed to Prove Accusations of Subprime Lending Fraud Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago March 23, 2015 1,063 Views Tagged with: Fannie Mae SEC Subprime Lending Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Former Fannie Mae CEO Claims SEC Failed to Prove Accusations of Subprime Lending Fraudcenter_img Fannie Mae SEC Subprime Lending 2015-03-23 Brian Honea About Author: Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Former Fannie Mae CEO Daniel Mudd told a judge that he did not believe the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had proven its claims that the government-sponsored enterprise was guilty of fraud in regards to its subprime mortgage portfolio in the run-up to the financial crisis, according to media reports.Mudd, the CEO of Fannie Mae during the years leading up to the housing crash (2005 to 2008), and former Fannie Mae executives Enrico Dallavecchia (chief risk officer) and Thomas A. Lund (EVP), requested that Judge Paul Crotty in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York grant them summary judgment on the grounds that the SEC had not shown evidence that the GSE misled or made false statements to investors about its subprime portfolio.The SEC sued the Fannie Mae executives in December 2011, claiming that they attempted to shield from investors the amount of subprime and high risk mortgage loans held by the Agency by omitting two types of loans known as Expanded Approval and MyCommunityLoans from financial statements.”Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives told the world that their subprime exposure was substantially smaller than it really was,” said Robert Khuzami, Director of the SEC’s Enforcement Division, at the time the lawsuit was filed. “These material misstatements occurred during a time of acute investor interest in financial institutions’ exposure to subprime loans, and misled the market about the amount of risk on the company’s books. All individuals, regardless of their rank or position, will be held accountable for perpetuating half-truths or misrepresentations about matters materially important to the interest of our country’s investors.”The executives responded by saying that Expanded Approval and MyCommunityLoans, which were intended for borrowers with weaker credit, were excluded from the financial statements because they did not qualify as subprime loans under Fannie Mae’s own qualification guidelines, according to reports. The defendants contend that investors had access to the Fannie Mae guidelines that define a subprime loan, and that a reasonable investor could have used that information to make informed judgments as to the Agency’s involvement in subprime loans or any other type of mortgage loan.According to reports, the SEC’s complaint alleged that a Fannie Mae 2007 public filing said that the extent of Agency’s involvement in single-family subprime mortgage loans amounted to $4.8 billion; however, the Agency held more than $57 billion worth of Expanded Approval and MyCommunityMortgage loans. In February 2008, which was seven months before Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were taken into conservatorship by the Federal Housing Finance Agnecy, Fannie Mae reportedly had $90 billion worth of loans on the books but claimed only a small percentage of that was subprime loans. Crotty rejected a motion by the defendants in 2012 to have the SEC lawsuit dismissed; at that time, the judge called it “misleading” to not count Expanded Approval and MyCommunityMortgage Loans as subprime loans. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 3/24/2015 Next: Schneiderman & Sherman Adds Three New Attorneys and Foreclosure Manager Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. last_img read more

first_imgHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Mother of Mary Boyle says arrest of 64-year-old man gives her ‘renewed hope’ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter By News Highland – October 21, 2014 center_img The mother of Mary Boyle has said that the arrest of a man in relation to her daughters disappearance today gives her renewed hope.A 64 year old was detained in Mullingar Co. Westmeath this morning for questioning about the alleged kidnap of Mary Boyle.The 6 year old disappeared while visiting her grandparents home in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal in 1977.The inquiry into her presumed abduction was revived as part of a ‘cold case’ review in 2011.Speaking to Highland Radio News, Marys mother, Ann Boyle says hopefully she will find out what happened her daughter before she dies:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/annb530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, the man in custody is being held at Mullingar Garda Station in Co Westmeath – where he can be questioned for up to 24 hours – excluding rest periods.Kieran Kenny – the Assistant Commissioner for the Northern Region – says the arrest follows a second review of the case:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/gark530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleColeman & Mc Carthy shortlisted for PFAI player awardNext articleWedding Nightmare for Corrie’s Tracy Barlow? News Highland Google+ Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_img Book Nook to reopen World’s largest peanut boil under way Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf 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 HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder If Johnny Cash were around Luverne on Labor Day, he would be singing about 16 tons of peanuts instead of 16 tons of Number 9 coal.Each Labor Day weekend for “30-bunches” of years, the Crenshaw County Shrine Club has been hosting the World’s Largest Peanut Boil and each year the Shriners boil and sell about 14 tons of peanuts.“We have a grower in Jay, Fla. who grows peanuts especially for our annual peanut boil,” said Shelton Morrell, Shrine club president. “Holland Farms grows them for us because they have to be harvested earlier than other peanuts around here in order to be ready for us to boil for Labor Day weekend. This year, we’ve got 14 tons but they’ve got two tons in reserve, just in case we need them.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 12:00 am Friday, September 4, 2009 “We took the trailer down to be loaded on Tuesday and we started boiling early Wednesday morning,” Morrell said. “By Wednesday afternoon, we had all the pots going, 12 pots and the one big cooker. The pots hold 45 to 50 pounds and the cooker about 600 pounds. It takes the pots about two-and-a-half to get ready and the cooker about four and a half.”The pots won’t stop boiling until all the peanuts are gone, hopefully, by Sunday afternoon so the Shriners can go home an rest on Labor Day.“If we still have peanuts, we’ll be here on Monday, though,” Morrell said.The Shriners will also have roasted peanuts for those who prefer them. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author You Might Like Increase could bring power rate decrease Adding a $24-a -month minimum charge to a power bill, on the surface, sounds like something Brundidge residents wouldn’t want… read more By Jaine Treadwell Print Article The World’s Largest Peanut Boil has become a Labor Day tradition for people within a 60-mile radius of Luverne and maybe even outside that. Those going to and from the beaches take time to pull into the Shriner’s shelter and load up with boiled goober peas, which the Shriners say can’t be beaten.“Most of the boiled peanuts you get around here are those jumbo kind and they’re not as sweet and good as the ones we’ve got,” said Andy Compton. “We’ve got what they call Georgia runners, and they’re as good a boiled peanut as you can get.”The World’s Largest Peanut Boil is the Shriners largest club fundraiser and, for the Shriners, Labor Day is just that — labor. The peanuts are sold in two sizes, a $3 bag and a $6 bag.The Shriners invite everybody who loves boiled peanuts to come to the World’s Largest Peanut Boil Labor Day weekend but don’t wait too long because 14 tons of boiled peanuts will only go so far. Latest Storieslast_img read more

first_img Britain’s only black police chief constable has said he is disappointed that no other black officer has also been able to rise to his position.Mike Fuller, who became chief constable in Kent in 2004, said the lack of black chief constables was “a source of personal disappointment”, and there had not been as much progress to get more black officers into senior positions as he had hoped to see. In an interview with the Times, he said: “It is a source of personal disappointment that I have not been followed by more black chief constables. Women progressed after Pauline Clare became chief [of Lancashire Constabulary in 1995] – quite soon afterwards you had more women getting chief constable positions. But that has not been repeated in the experience of having more black chief constables. “I don’t think there is any lack of will among chiefs in terms of what they are doing in recruitment. You have got to have people who are suitable, who are experienced, who are qualified. Yet it is something that has disappointed me – there has not been the progress that I would like to have seen.”Fuller added boycotts and protests by black police associations had not helped to eliminate racism in the police service.He said the way to improve ethnic minority representation in senior ranks was instead through mentoring and motivation.Fuller’s comments came in the week that commander Ali Dizaei, a former president of the National Black Police Association (NBPA), was jailed for four years for falsifying a case.Just 2% of full-time officers came from ethnic minority backgrounds at the time of the Macpherson report in 1999, which claimed the police service was institutionally racist. Today, that figure is 4.4%. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Britain’s only black chief constable regrets there are not more senior black officersBy Personnel Today on 12 Feb 2010 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more