Five ministers cut early deal with Treasury

first_imgThursday 23 September 2010 8:32 pm FIVE?departments have agreed budget cuts with the Treasury ahead of the comprehensive spending review (CSR), as the government gears up for the toughest fiscal tightening in Britain’s peacetime history.The foreign office, cabinet office and the Treasury itself have all reached early agreements on cuts. The department for communities and local government and the environment department have also cut an early settlement with the Treasury. The CSR?will take place on 20 October.Foreign secretary William Hague and cabinet office minster Francis Maude will now join George Osborne and chief Treasury to the secretary Danny Alexander in a “star chamber” to assess other department’s spending plans. Communities secretary Eric Pickles and environment secretary Caroline Spelman are also expected to sit in the chamber. Most government departments will have to slash their budgets by around 25 per cent in real terms over the next five years as part of spending cuts announced in the chancellor’s emergency budget in June.The five departments have relatively low annual spending compared to ministries like defence, transport and welfare, where a much fiercer battle is likely. Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Five ministers cut early deal with Treasury last_img read more

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CITY VIEWS: SHOULD BANKS TONE DOWN THEIR BONUSES WHILE THE GOVERNMENT IS CUTTING PUBLIC SECTOR PAY?

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£5k to spend? A turnaround stock whose share price I think could explode in January!

first_img Royston Wild | Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 | More on: FSTA I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Buoyant risk appetite is running through financial markets following a turbulent start to 2020. The FTSE 100 is marching back through 7,600 points on signs of thawing relations between trade titans China and the US. The way things are going, it looks as if the 250-or-so points that the Footsie needs to rise to hit new record tops could be just around the corner.Fuller, Smith & Turner (LSE: FSTA) might not be listed on Britain’s blue-chip index, though it’s one share I expect to also blast higher in the coming sessions. Not only could it gain on improving investor confidence, but the release of fresh trading numbers on January 30 could give it an added lift.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Is the share price about to bounce?Shares in the pubs operator have remained largely range-bound during the past six weeks, finally consolidating after the heavy weakness that took it away from September’s record peaks of £12.30 per share. I’d argue that such heavy selling was unjustified given that Britons’ spending on leisure and entertainment activities, unlike that on retail goods remains strong, and that this should be reflected in Fuller, Smith & Turner’s upcoming financials.New trading details from one of its sector rivals have certainly raised my hopes of a sunny release at the end of January. Back on the January 10, Mitchells & Butlers announced that sales have strengthened in recent months, with like-for-like revenues rising 3.5% in the 14 weeks to January 4. And it really blew the doors off over the holiday season, with underlying sales jumping 5.6% over the three-week period and total sales hitting all-time peaks on the five main festive days.Reassuringly expensiveFuller, Smith & Turner is no stranger to releasing solid statements of its own either. In last month’s update, the small-cap said that like-for-like sales were up a solid-if-unspectacular 2.1% in the first 36 weeks of the current fiscal year, reinforcing the notion that individuals can always find money for a pint, whatever the political and economic landscape.City analysts expect earnings to drop 9% in the current fiscal year (to March 2020), though this is due to rises in business rates and wage costs. In fact, the Square Mile remains quite bubbly over the company’s longer-term sales picture, helped by the publican’s busy acquisition that which saw it take over Cotswold Inns & Hotels in the autumn to boost its presence in the heart of England. They predict therefore that profits will rebound 13% in fiscal 2021.Fuller, Smith & Turner isn’t exactly cheap, its forward P/E ratio of 20.2 times flying above the benchmark of 15 that’s widely considered decent value. Though in anticipation of some robust trading numbers next week, and thus the possibility of some serious share price gains, I think the stock remains a top buy even at current prices. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fuller Smith & Turner. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address £5k to spend? A turnaround stock whose share price I think could explode in January! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

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Episcopal priest-curator hopes to build peace through filmmaking

first_img Rector Washington, DC By Pat McCaughanPosted Dec 16, 2014 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler hopes his upcoming film, “Ports of Call,” a “passionate interfaith love story,” will help foster understandings between East and West.The Rev. Paul-Gordon ChandlerBut he hesitates to consider it a religious-themed movie because “I’m somewhat of a skeptic looking at religious films, as in the Middle East and the culture I grew up in, you don’t really separate one from the other. It’s all interwoven, a single thread,” said Chandler, former rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Cairo, Egypt.For example, he said, if the new movie “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is shown in the Middle East, “no one thinks that it’s a religious film. It’s simply a story related to the Middle East, whether it’s true or not.”Chandler is the founder and curator of the Caravan interfaith arts exhibition, a nonprofit movement founded in Cairo that since March 2014 has been based in Chicago.Washington National Cathedral and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York recently showcased the Caravan exhibition, “AMEN: A Prayer for the World.” Chandler co-curated the show with Egyptian artist Reda Abdel Rahman. It included a showing of 30 Egyptian artists with Muslim and Christian backgrounds and 18 Western artists with Jewish and Christian backgrounds.Similarly, “Ports of Call,” expected to be released in the spring of 2016, aims to deepen understanding between faiths. It is based on the 1996 novel by Lebanese French author and Académie Française member Amin Maalouf and was nominated for a Nobel Prize for Literature.The story of two ill-fated lovers who meet in Paris during World War II and who are ultimately torn apart by the 1948 Arab-Israeli war will be produced by Ron Senkowski (“Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,” “Decoding Annie Parker”) and Samira Kawas through their Dubai/L.A.-based Symply Entertainment. Chandler, who initially obtained the rights from Maalouf, is a co-producer.“It’s quite a story,” Chandler told ENS recently from Chicago. “In some ways, the film is a microcosm of the Middle East but it also links to the West and it addresses East-West issues …  it’s got war, tragedy, love, conflict.”“It involves the story of a Lebanese Muslim man of Turkish origin whose mother was Armenian Christian who falls in love during the French resistance in France while studying there, with a young Jewish woman,” so it involves all three Abrahamic faiths, Chandler said.Being a film industry novice didn’t faze Chandler, who grew up in Senegal, the son of missionaries, and “always observed this tension, the divide that exists between the two faiths and cultures, especially between the cultures of the Middle East and the West.”“My father was the pastor of the international church, with services in English and French, in Dakar, the capital city,” he recalled.Drawn to The Episcopal Church while in college, he began to realize that the arts can “bridge creeds and cultures in the East and West” while serving as St. John’s rector in Cairo, he told ENS.Danis Tanovic, who won the 2002 Foreign Language Oscar for “No Man’s Land,” as well as the Cannes 2001 screenplay prize for the film, is directing “Ports of Call.”“The film is about impossible love,” said Senkowski, Symply Entertainment CEO, in an email to ENS about “Ports of Call.” “Love without boundaries. Can two people who are in love survive in a world that is filled with conflict and war dedicated toward destroying people who are of other faiths? Today’s world is filled with blindness toward others.“Today it is neighborhood versus neighborhood, family against family, tribe against tribe. Lines on a map are dividing people as a result of arbitrary, or at least poorly conceived demarcations. These divisions are disrupting and in fact dominating generations of lives. Love thy neighbor is a notion that has been forgotten.”The film hopes to “inspire people to look beyond faith as a defining characteristic upon which to base relationships,” he said.Chandler said the film intends to encourage understanding and respect for one another and to help “overcome the all-too traditional prejudices toward the other” as well as addressing the critical issues of peace-building … “in some ways like an ‘English Patient,’ but with a deeper kind of purpose within it.”–The Rev. 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Lloyds Banking Group chooses Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland for charity of the year partnership

first_imgLloyds Banking Group chooses Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland for charity of the year partnership Howard Lake | 13 January 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Paul Turner, Group Community & Sustainable Business Director at Lloyds Banking Group, said: “Our colleagues voted overwhelmingly to partner with the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland in support of their first ever national dementia carers programme. Lloyds Banking Group is part of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia and is committed to understanding the needs of customers living with dementia to ensure they are given as much independence as possible while supporting their financial needs.” Leonard Cheshire Disability was the runner-up in the staff vote and received a donation of £10,000 from the Group.www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/community/charity_of_the_year.aspcenter_img  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lloyds Banking Group has chosen Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland as its Charity of the Year Partnership for 2013 and 2014. The charities were selected in a staff vote. The funds raised during the partnership will help the charity to launch ‘Live Well’, its first UK-wide dementia carers programme.Lloyds Banking Group’s previous two year charity of the year partnership was with Save the Children. Having set a target of £2 million, it raised over £3.4 million to fund the charity’s Families and Schools Together (FAST) programme in the UK. Successful fundraising activities in this campaign included an Everest Base Camp trek, which raised £250,000, and a one-day takeover of 100 Save the Children charity shops which raised £70,000. Advertisement Tagged with: charity of the year corporatelast_img read more

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Billionaire racist rhetoric trumped

first_imgNBC drops the Donald.Billionaire mogul Donald Trump announced his bid for the 2016 U.S. presidential elections on June 15. Normally it would not be worth the cost of the paper this is printed on to mention this.But Trump’s comments on immigration were so incendiary, racist and over the top that they launched a firestorm of protest.And rightly so.Trump delivered an outlandish and even stupid presidential announcement filled with right-wing rhetoric and erroneous, inflammatory comments on everything from China to President Barack Obama to the economy.Only in the U.S., where money yields power more than intelligence or integrity, can someone so ridiculous fill the airwaves.CNN’s Twitter feed was filled with outrage. Many people demanded to know why CNN was covering it.CNN commentators responded with, “Well, that’s free speech.”Of course if Workers World or some other left party held a presidential announcement, that would not fall under “free speech coverage.”Trump stated: “The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. … When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. … They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”Immediately, Latino/a celebrity types and a slew of responses from the masses filled cyberspace. Wonderful “corridos” (Mexican ballads) were created criticizing Trump, denunciations were made, and a genuine backlash ensued.Even representatives of the Mexican government, no friends of the Mexican people, were forced to comment.Mexican Foreign Secretary José Antonio Meade called Trump “ignorant and prejudiced.” Interior Minister Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong said, “The remarks by Donald Trump seem prejudicial and absurd.” (Washington Post, June 17)Unfortunately, the Mexican government, with total and absolute U.S. complicity, continues to deny justice to the families of 43 students from Ayotzinapa who disappeared six months ago, in a burning example of the tide of repression sweeping Mexico.The protest to Trump’s remarks included the cancellation of the Miss Universe Pageant, to be aired on July 12, by the major Spanish language network Univision. Trump is part owner of the Miss Universe organization.NBC, which airs the Trump-hosted ­“Celebrity Apprentice,” was forced to announce that “Trump’s opinions do not represent those of NBC.” (deadline.com, June 25)A Latino immigrant launched a petition campaign calling on NBC to cancel the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants as well as “Celebrity Apprentice.” In just four days, the petition gained more than 200,000 signatures. On June 29, NBC announced it was cutting all ties with Trump, dropping both pageants and Trump as host of “Celebrity Apprentice.” (variety.com, June 29)A tremendous show of solidarity was exhibited from Venezuela. TeleSUR English reported: “President Nicolás Maduro showed his solidarity with the Mexican people and lashed back at Donald Trump for his racist remarks. … ‘I totally reject the statements of Donald Trump. Crook. Thief. How can you attack our brothers from Mexico, who have already been persecuted and exploited enough by your people. …“‘Venezuela raises its voice in defense of the people of Mexico, offended by this magnate, this “pelucón,”’ said Maduro, using a local colloquialism that loosely translates as ‘elitist snob.’ ‘What indignation,’ he added. ‘Whoever messes with Mexico, messes with Venezuela.’” (June 19)That is the future: a kind of leadership and solidarity that benefits the worldwide working class, instead of the racism and rhetoric of the U.S. ruling elite.The Trumps of the world will soon see the end of the day when they can spew their garbage anywhere.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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‘Disability Visibility’ – WW book review

first_imgThis book is for everyone to read. We need more attention paid to making a world that accepts what each of us can give and provides what each of us needs.Jean Bowdish is disabled and learning how large, proud and active the community of Deaf/Disabled people truly is. The language of disabilities and communities is ever evolving and changing. Deaf with a capital D represents the culture of the Deaf community. Some people use Deaf/Disabled and some use Disabled to represent everyone with any type of disability. Living under capitalism and acknowledging you are disabled changes many aspects of your life. It both restricts and expands your immediate universe. It changes how you see the world around you. The restrictions are created and imposed by capitalism. The expansion comes from becoming part of a community.“Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century,” edited by Alice Wong, was published this summer. Wong dedicated the book “To my younger self and all the disabled kids today who can’t imagine their futures.The world is ours, and this is for all of us.”Though I am far from being a kid, this book opened my eyes and my universe.The book’s epigraph is a comment by Neil Marcus, actor and playwright active in the development of disability culture: ”Disability is not a brave struggle or ‘courage in the face of adversity.’ Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live.”Wong’s collection of 37 stories is wide-ranging, encompassing a variety of disabilities. She is very clear the book “is not Disability 101 or a definitive ‘best of’ list.… These stories do not seek to explain the meaning of disability or to inspire or elicit sympathy. Rather, they show disabled people simply being in our own words, by our own accounts.”In 2014, Wong partnered with StoryCorps, a national oral history organization, to create the Disability Visibility Project. Originally planned as a one-year project to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, the project grew. Now the DVP is over 140 oral histories describing what it means to live with a disability. Wong also has a Disability Visibility podcast, creating, sharing and amplifying disability media and culture.The book is divided into four sections: Being, Becoming, Doing and Connecting. Each opens with a quote from a contributor in that section. My favorite quote comes from Sandy Ho in the Becoming section: “Taking up space as a disabled person is always revolutionary.”The essays are a collection that describes the lives of people with disabilities. Some are written to be part of this collection, most are sourced from existing material, from eulogies to poetry, to a statement given before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, to an open letter from the Harriet Tubman Collective.The contributors are people who were born with disabilities and those who have become disabled, cultural workers, incarcerated workers, attorneys, doctors, authors, activists – barrier breakers representing different communities. Some address the specific issues facing people of color, and many identify as queer.Wong closes her introduction: “Disabled people have always existed, whether the word disability is used or not… . Disability is not a monolith, nor is it a clear-cut binary of disabled and non-disabled. Disability is mutable and ever-evolving. Disability is both apparent and non-apparent. Disability is pain, struggle, abundance and joy. Disability is sociopolitical, cultural and biological. Being visible and claiming a disabled identity brings risks as much as it brings pride.“Collectively, through our stories, our connections and our actions, disabled people will continue to confront and transform the status quo. It’s who we are.”As Laura Hershey (1962-2010), a poet, journalist, feminist and disability rights activist, says in the book:“Remember, you weren’t the oneWho made you ashamed,But you are the oneWho can make you proud.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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“An election without free flow of news and information is not democratic”

first_img Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa News June 14, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “An election without free flow of news and information is not democratic” Follow the news on Iran News Reporters Without Borders urges the international community, especially European countries, not to recognise the results of the first round of the presidential election that Iran held on 12 June because censorship and a crackdown on journalists are preventing a democratic electoral process. Arrests of journalists and media censorship measures are growing as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s “victory” continues to be disputed.“A democratic election is one in which the media are free to monitor the electoral process and investigate fraud allegations but neither of these two conditions has been met for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s supposed reelection,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge European countries not to recognise the results announced by the authorities as long as the media are not free to work. An election won by means of censorship and arrests of journalists is not democratic.”In addition to the 10 or so pro-opposition websites already censored, two Farsi-language TV stations were partially jammed yesterday and the mobile phone network was disrupted. Ahmadinejad supporters continued to pressure Iranian news media not to carry reports about election fraud. Four of the main pro-reform newspapers have been closed or prevented from criticising the official election results.Reporters Without Borders has been able to confirm that journalists Reza Alijani (winner of the 2001 Reporters Without Borders-Fondation de France press freedom prize), Hoda Sabaer, Ahamad Zeydabadi and Taghi Rahmani have been arrested. There is no word of about 10 other journalists who have either been arrested or gone into hiding.The blocking of access to foreign news media has been stepped up. In addition to the blocking of the BBC’s website, the Farsi-language satellite broadcasts of the VOA and BBC – which are very popular in Iran – have been partially jammed. The Internet is now very slow, like the mobile phone network. YouTube and Facebook are hard to access and pro-reform sites such as Khordadeno (http://khordadeno.com/), AftabNews (http://aftabnews.ir/index.php) and Ghalamesabz (http://ghalamesabz.com/) are completely inaccessible.Said Shariti, the editor of the news website Nooroz, has been arrested. The foreign media have also been the victims of police violence. A member of a TV crew working for the Italian station RAI and a Reuters reporter were beaten by police in the capital. A BBC TV crew was being threatened by police at one point, but demonstrators chased the police away.Independent Iranian journalists told Reporters Without Borders that a climate of fear has taken hold in the main cities. Several opposition politicians, including Mohsen Mir Dadamadi of the Islamic Participation Party, were arrested yesterday. The news centre operated by Mirhossein Mousavi, Ahmadinejad’s leading rival, was ransacked yesterday by Ahmadinejad supporters, who destroyed its computers. The Qalam News agency operated out of this centre.The state-owned media are just reporting the announcements of Ahmadinejad’s victory and the results issued by the interior ministry.Mousavi and fellow presidential candidate Mehdi Karoubi have urged the population not to accept the “rigged results.” There have been violent clashes between opposition supporters and security forces, with at least one death in the capital. to go further March 18, 2021 Find out morecenter_img IranMiddle East – North Africa June 9, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News News Organisation RSF_en After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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What’s Driving the Growth of the Housing Market?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / What’s Driving the Growth of the Housing Market? 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. Freddie Mac U.S. Housing Market 2016-01-27 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago January 27, 2016 1,039 Views What’s Driving the Growth of the Housing Market? Employment numbers and current mortgage payments among buyers are driving the health of the housing markets across the United States, according to Freddie Mac’s Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) for November 2015 released Tuesday.Freddie Mac found that the U.S. housing market continued to stabilize as the MiMi value rose to 82.5 as of November 2015, meaning that the market is on its outer range of stable housing activity.According to the report, the MiMi value is up 0.82 percent month-over-month and 7.23 percent year-over-year. Over the last three months, the MiMi has risen 2.09 percent.The MiMi is up 39 percent from the all-time low recorded in October 2010, but remains far off from the peak of 121.7, the report stated.”We saw another strong year-over-year improvement at 7.23 percent in this month’s MiMi, the best 12-month showing in a year,” said Len Kiefer, Freddie Mac Deputy Chief Economist. “The regional variation of housing activity continues to become more pronounced.”Pushing the MiMi upward are the employment and current mortgage payment indicators in the housing market, which are both in the stable range. Freddie Mac reported that the employment indicator led the index gains with 105.5 points in November 2015, up 0.23 percent from the previous month and 7.43 percent from one year ago. The current on mortgage indicator stood at 84.8 points, down 0.60 percent from last month but up 9.65 percent from last year.Meanwhile, the purchase applications and payment-to-income indicators came in weak for November 2015. The purchase applications indicator rose 1.10 percent from the prior month to 68.7 points and is up 8.71 percent year-over-year. The payment-to-income indicator rose 3.18 percent to 71.1 points and is up 2.85 percent from last year.”We’re still seeing declines in oil-dependent housing markets, whereas the hardest hit metros from the Great Recession continue to see some of the best improvement as they recover,” Kiefer stated. “And at the same time, other markets are seeing even stronger improvement because of robust home sales fueled by strong local economies that remain largely affordable for the typical homebuyer. And in the short-term, we expect homebuyer affordability to remain strong with mortgage rates continuing to look very attractive to prospective homebuyers.”Freddie Mac’s Top 5 States With MiMi Values in the Stable Range:District of Columbia (101)North Dakota (96.5)Hawaii (95.9)Montana (95.7)Utah (93.3)Freddie Mac’s Top 5 Metros With MiMi Values in the Stable Range:Fresno, California (102.9)Austin, Texas (97.5)Honolulu, Hawaii (97.1)Salt Lake City, Utah (96.7)Denver, Colorado (96.5)Click here to view the full report. Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: The House is Holding Yellen’s Feet to the Fire Next: One State Takes Mortgage Relief a Step Further Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Freddie Mac U.S. Housing Market Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago last_img read more

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Causeway hospital diverting patients to Derry and Antrim

first_imgNews By News Highland – March 12, 2013 WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Causeway Hospital in Coleraine has put in place a plan to deal with sustained pressure on its emergency department.The Northern Trust said it was working with the Ambulance Service to divert patients away from the Causeway to Altnagelvin and Antrim Area Hospitals.Extra staff have been brought in to deal with the increased pressure at the Coleraine facility.The trust has asked people not to attend the A&E if they do not have an emergency.East Derry MLA David McClarty told the BBC that he has been contacted by several concerned patients. When he raised those concerns with a senior member of staff, he was told that there were patients lying in trolleys in A&E and that there was considerable pressure on staff – who were working way beyond the call of duty.He says staff described the Causeway to him as being like a third world hospital, the worst they had seen in 20 years in the NHS.Mr McClarty also questioned the response from the hospital, saying he believes it has not been adequate to address the seriousness of the situation. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleMalin Head coastguard delegation visiting Stormont todayNext articleConcern at Donegal Airport after laser is pointed at plane coming in to land News Highland Causeway hospital diverting patients to Derry and Antrim Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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