The only Bible on the moon was left there by…

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL [Episcopal News Service] In 1971, St. Christopher Episcopal Church in League City, Texas, gave a Bible to a parishioner, David Scott, to take with him on a business trip. To this day, the congregation still has not gotten it back.That’s because he left it on the moon.As the world commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, the parish southeast of Houston is remembering its own small part in the history of space exploration. The Bible they presented to Scott appears to be the only one ever left on the Moon, and perhaps the only Bible outside Earth today.The Bible left by David Scott is shown in the red circle. Photo: NASA via St. Christopher Episcopal ChurchDavid Scott was the commander of Apollo 15. Photo: NASAScott was the seventh person to walk on the moon (one of four living people to have done so) and the commander of the Apollo 15 mission. When Apollo 15 launched, Scott was carrying the Bible his parish had given him, though it’s unclear whether this was officially allowed. Apollo astronauts were permitted to bring personal items with them in small bags with weight restrictions. Earlier that year, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell took 100 microfilm Bibles – the entire King James Version printed on a 1.5-square-inch piece of film – with him to the surface of the moon, but he brought all of them back to Earth.Apollo 15 was the first mission to bring a lunar rover to the moon, and Scott was the first person to drive it there. On Aug. 2, 1971, just before returning to Earth, Scott placed the St. Christopher Bible on the lunar rover’s control panel. He walked to a nearby hollow, where he placed a memorial plaque and statuette honoring the astronauts who had died during their missions, and then he returned to the lunar module. (This was kept secret until the post-mission press conference.)David Scott drives the lunar rover on the moon. Photo: James Irwin/NASAScott, who recalled the moment in the book “Two Sides of the Moon,” later presented to his parish a signed copy of a photo showing the Bible sitting exactly where he left it on the lunar rover. That’s where it remains today: in the moon’s Sea of Showers, between Hadley Rille and the Apennine Mountains.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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House ALTABRISA / Boyancé Arquitectura + Edificación

first_img Projects House ALTABRISA / Boyancé Arquitectura + Edificación Mexico House ALTABRISA / Boyancé Arquitectura + EdificaciónSave this projectSaveHouse ALTABRISA / Boyancé Arquitectura + Edificación CopyAbout this officeBoyancé Arquitectura + EdificaciónOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMeridaMéridaMexicoPublished on January 22, 2018Cite: “House ALTABRISA / Boyancé Arquitectura + Edificación” 22 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save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 stream Area:  427 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© David Cervera Castro+ 30Curated by Danae Santibañez Share CopyHouses•Mérida, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887391/house-altabrisa-gerardo-boyance-ancona Clipboard Architects: Boyancé Arquitectura + Edificación Area Area of this architecture project Housescenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887391/house-altabrisa-gerardo-boyance-ancona Clipboard Manufacturers: Cemex, Acerofertas y Acerounion, Jasso y Ferrecabsa, MilletSave this picture!© David Cervera CastroRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. The field is located in the north of the city of Merida, Yucatan, in the Fraccionamiento Altabrisa, boasts a privileged location for a house room, because it is one of the most exclusive residential areas, close to large residential complexes, commercial and hospital admissions; the ground is adjacent to a residential avenue and a street. The area for the development of the project enjoys a highly urbanized, it is a soil with an irregular shape in the corner, with 759.00 m2 of land, with a north-south orientation.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe design of the project responded to a large extent to these factors, as well as the needs of the user that inhabit it, a young family that I was looking for something contemporary, and with many opening-ras to the outside. This solves a program of 427.64m², on two floors. The concept for such a solution was to create a house very compact, which is given as two found volumes, one of social and other of services.Save this picture!© David Cervera CastroOn the ground floor is resolved with a glass box; which is interrupted by a few vertical cracks that allow ventilation and likewise allow it to be very clean without the use of aluminium structure, generating openings to the outside. In the upper floor is kept the same scheme, which holds all the private part of the house with three bedrooms, and space between the two pivot that is a study with an inner garden; the main facade to be not so favorable seeks to be quite private, generating an opening toward the avenue from the master bedroom.Save this picture!© David Cervera CastroSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© David Cervera CastroProject gallerySee allShow lessAmazon’s Futuristic Checkout-Free Convenience Store Opens with Just a Few KinksArchitecture NewsSecondary School in Cabrils / Josep Val Ravell + Arnau Solé SimónSelected Projects Share 2016 Photographs Photographs:  David Cervera Castro Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” Year: last_img read more

Charleston massacre and the legacy of Denmark Vesey

first_imgThe racist attack on the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston was a planned and premeditated assault on the legacy of struggle waged by the African-American people for two centuries in South Carolina.Corporate media reports on the shooting seek to minimize its significance, featuring politicians and moderate elements in the community who express shock that such an incident would occur in a church in the state of South Carolina. The governor has said that South Carolina was a “loving community” and that the attack resulting in the assassination of State Senator Clementa Pinckney and eight other African-American church members, who were workers playing a leading role in community affairs, was somehow at variance with the social culture of the area.State’s long history of racist terrorYet South Carolina has a long history of slavery, Jim Crow, racial capitalism and terrorist violence against African Americans. The former British colony and slave state reaped massive profits through the exploitation of Africans, beginning in the colonial period.However, Africans have resisted their enslavement since the 18th century, from West Africa all the way to the Carolinas, in the southeast region of what has become known as the United States.According to an article published in the South Carolina Gazette on July 7, 1759: “A Sloop commanded by a brother of … Captain Ingledieu, slaving up the River Gambia, was attacked by a number of the natives, about the 27th of February last, and made a good defense; but the captain finding himself desperately wounded, and likely to be overcome, rather than fall into the hands of merciless wretches, when about 80 Negroes had boarded the vessel, discharged a pistol into his magazine and blew her up; himself and every soul on board perished.”There was much at stake for the slavocracy in South Carolina. A posting by the South Carolina Information Highway notes that in the history of the state: “The slave traders discovered that Carolina planters had very specific ideas concerning the ethnicity of the slaves they sought. No less a merchant than Henry Laurens wrote: ‘The slaves from the River Gambia are preferred to all others with us [here in Carolina] save the Gold Coast. … [N]ext to them the Windward Coast are preferred to Angola.’” (tinyurl.com/oeyruwm)The site continues: “In other words, slaves from the region of Senegambia and present-day Ghana were preferred. At the other end of the scale were the ‘Calabar’ or Ibo or ‘Bite’ slaves from the Niger Delta, who Carolina planters would purchase only if no others were available. In the middle were those from the Windward Coast and Angola. …“Carolina planters developed a vision of the ‘ideal’ slave — tall, healthy, male, between the ages of 14 and 18, ‘free of blemishes,’ and as dark as possible. For these ideal slaves Carolina planters in the 18th century paid, on average, between 100 and 200 sterling — in today’s money that is between $11,630 and $23,200! Many of these slaves were almost immediately put to work in South Carolina’s rice fields. Writers of the period remarked that there was no harder, or more unhealthy work possible: Negroes, ankle and even mid-leg deep in water which floats in mud, and exposed all the while to a burning sun which makes the very air they breathe hotter than the human blood; these poor wretches are then in a furnace of stinking putrid effluvia: a more horrible employment can hardly be imagined.”It is quite obvious from the web and social media posting of suspect Dylann Storm Roof that he was well aware of the long tradition of African people fighting their oppressors. It’s why he targeted the Emanuel AME Church, which was founded in the movement against slavery and for self-determination as early as 1818. Efforts by federal and state officials have sought to ignore any possible links by Roof to white supremacist organizations which exist today in South Carolina and neighboring North Carolina, where he was captured.Attacks on Emanuel AME calculated and ideologicalThe perpetrator was an ideological racist who championed the system of settler-colonialism in Southern Africa and the United States. In a posting on the web, Roof wore a jacket with the insignia of the former apartheid regime in South Africa and the overthrown settler-colony of Rhodesia. That country, founded in the attempted genocide, forced displacement and virtual enslavement of the people of Zimbabwe during the 19th century, won its independence in 1980.The fact that this church, with such a valiant history of resistance to slavery, was targeted illustrates that this was an attempt to intimidate the African-American nation as a whole and its institutions. Despite the legacy of slavery and segregation, the people of South Carolina have engaged in political activity since the antebellum and Reconstruction period.Church rooted in rebellion during slaveryEmanuel grew out of the resistance to slavery during the early 19th century. A co-founder of the church was Telemaque, better known as Denmark Vesey.His plans for a major slave revolt in Charleston in 1822 sent shockwaves throughout the antebellum South and other slaveholding areas of the U.S. Vesey and his comrades were hanged after a secret trial, while the church was torched by the slave masters. The church operated underground for decades only to resurface after the Civil War.Vesey was first enslaved in the Danish colony of St. Thomas in the Caribbean in the late 18th century. He was reportedly taken to Haiti during the same period. There a revolution against French colonialism and slavery was carried out during 1791-1803, resulting in the first successful slave revolution against chattel bondage in history and the establishment of an African republic in 1804.He and his master relocated to South Carolina before this revolution succeeded, during the latter years of the 18th century. South Carolina was a profitable state for the slave system, where due to the intensity of agricultural production, Africans far outnumbered whites by the 19th century.It is reported that the Africans organized by Vesey planned to burn down plantations and kill slave owners, thus liberating the enslaved and taking people to Haiti to join the independent Black government there. The plot was revealed to the ruling slavocracy, resulting in the arrest of Vesey and dozens of others, who were tried in secret hearings leading to the initial execution of 35 people, with many others later.The Emanuel Church grew out of the movement for independent self-rule among Africans, as represented by the Free Africa Society, which created the conditions for the formal founding of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia during the period of 1787 to 1816. The founders of the church included Richard Allen and Sara Allen, along with Absalom Jones. Emanuel is reported to be the third AME Church founded in the U.S.; it was the earliest of such institutions in the South during slavery and its aftermath.The act of racist terrorism on June 17, just one day after the 193rd anniversary of the Denmark Vesey plot being revealed to the ruling class, represents a profound provocation to African Americans and progressive forces in general. The Confederate flag, which still flies on the grounds of the state Capitol in Columbia must be taken down, as demonstrators called for on June 20.A ruthless campaign against racism and racist organizations must be waged by the African-American people and their allies across the country. Until racism and national oppression are overthrown, there can be no real transformation of U.S. society from capitalism to socialism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU close to deal with Dixon, sources say

first_imgFacebook Twitter Previous articleStudent campaign honors student veterans at TCUNext articleEaster Bunny comes early for TCU alumni and families Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Pittsburgh head coach and former Horned Frog Jamie Dixon may be returning to Fort Worth soon. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal printFor the second Sunday night in a row, TCU basketball is making news.Last Sunday, around 11:30 p.m., news broke that TCU had fired head coach Trent Johnson after a four-year stint with the team.Last night, rumors started swirling that the Frogs have found his replacement.Jamie Dixon, the current head coach of the Pittsburgh Panthers, is rumored to be in the closing stages of a deal with TCU to become the new head coach.Dixon played at TCU from 1984-1987 before embarking on a short minor-league basketball career. He has been the coach at Pittsburgh since 2003 and was the Naismith Coach of the Year in 2009.He was rumored to be on the short list for the position immediately after Johnson was fired, but because Pittsburgh is a perennial NCAA Tournament team, many believed that Dixon would not leave a more successful program for Fort Worth.CBS first reported that Dixon was in contract talks with TCU on Sunday afternoon, just two days after Pittsburgh was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament.The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Sunday night that an announcement naming Dixon as the new head coach could be made as early as Monday or Tuesday. Dixon’s contract with Pittsburgh runs until 2023, and his buyout clause is around $10 million, the Star-Telegram reported. He currently earns $3.2 million per year. Still, it’s important to note that all of these reports come without official word from TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte.While nothing is certain, the hire would be an impressive accomplishment for a basketball program that has struggled over the past few seasons. Dixon’s name brings credibility, and his resume could boost recruiting.At the very least, he’s made for another entertaining Sunday night for TCU basketball fans. Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ TCU students receive evacuation text by mistake Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Linkedin Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Dixon reflects on miracle buzzer beater against Texas in 1986 Twitter + posts Grant McGalliard Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Facebook ReddIt Linkedin TCU sees season end in miserable fashion at Big 12 tournament ‘We’ve got to be better’: Dixon disappointed with TCU’s 20-point loss in Lubbocklast_img read more

Nine in ten pay Limerick property tax

first_imgWhatsApp THE latest Local Property Tax (LPT) statistics for Limerick show that more than nine in ten people are paying up.The figures show a high compliance rate for 2017 of 97.6 per cent with €16.6 million collected between the city and county.The LPT figures, based on preliminary analysis of returns filed and other LPT related information, also showed a 4.4 per cent mandatory LPT reduction for properties in Limerick last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The LPT statistics for 2017 also indicated LPT exemptions of €500,000 in Limerick, with €17.7m declared and a further €400,000 deferred, leaving a net position of €17.3m. Revenue warned that exempt amounts are based on claims made in returns and will now be subject to verification checks.Limerick City and County Council this week said it is delighted with the compliance levels of Local Property Tax (LPT) payment in 2017 as published by Revenue.“The LPT is a critical funding stream for the local authority,” a spokesman for the local authority told the Limerick Post.“In 2018 the LPT accounts for 12 per cent of the entire council revenue budget of €158.55 million (excluding HAP). The LPT provides for local services direct to local communities across Limerick.“In 2018, following the decision by the councillors to adopt the budget, additional funding of the following direct services has been made possible as a result of the Local Property Tax: Maintenance and Improvements to Local and Regional Roads, Street Cleaning, Community Grants, Litter Management, Library Services and Tourism Development and Promotion,” he concluded.by Alan [email protected] Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin NewsLocal NewsNine in ten pay Limerick property taxBy Alan Jacques – January 22, 2018 1021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Previous articleThe crazy zany Janey ladyNext articleHigh hopes for regional and national growth for Shannon Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLocal Property Tax (LPT) Email Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

Senbla presents two Opera International award winning Ellen Kent Productions University…

first_imgFacebook Twitter Advertisement TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostUniversity Concert Hall Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articleTom Savage: Front 5 improvement needed if Munster are to succeed at the highest levelNext articleKilmartin Education Services: onsite and online revision courses Meghann Scully LifestyleArtsLimerickNewsSenbla presents two Opera International award winning Ellen Kent Productions University Concert HallBy Meghann Scully – April 3, 2021 95 Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SEBLA presents two Opera International award winning Ellen Kent Productions Puccini Madama Butterfly & Bizet Carmen with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra in University Concert Hall, Limerick.Puccini Madama ButterflySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WINNER ‘BEST OPERA AWARD’Liverpool Daily Post Theatre AwardsWelcoming back the fabulous Korean soprano Elena Dee and the celebrated international soprano Alyona Kistenyova*.Back by overwhelming public demand, this award-winning Opera returns in a new production with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results.Highlights include the melodic ‘Humming Chorus’, the moving aria ‘One Fine Day’ and the unforgettable ‘Love Duet’.“Above all it was a production which captured the raw emotion at the centre of the opera. Don’t take a handkerchief with you, take a box of them.” – The IndependentBizet CarmenAn evening of passion, sexual jealousy, death and unforgettable arias.This dazzling production with orchestra features Bizet’s unforgettable melodies including ‘The Toreador’s Song’, Carmen’s enticing ‘Habanera’, and Don José’s lyrical ‘Flower Song’ in a setting evoking the stunning architecture of Seville and its main square with Roman and Moorish influences.“Impassioned and sultry” – The Observer“Hot-blooded, a joy” – The IndependentSung in French with English surtitles.*Cast subject to Change.University Concert HallFriday 25th March & Saturday 26th March 2022, 7.30pmTickets:Main €41/ €38.50Balcony: €27Early Bird (book by 30.06.21): €36 / €33.50 (Booking fees apply)Booking: 061 213302 / www.uch.ie Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Mortgage Interest on the Decline for Second Straight Month

first_img May 30, 2017 1,400 Views  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has conducted its monthly interest rate survey for 4,437 loans closed during the last five business days in April across 17 lenders, and has reported a decline by over 10 basis points across in all mortgage interest rates. Interest rates have been falling since February 2017.The largest drop in interest rates from March to April was to 30-year fixed rates for homes costing less than $424,100, which fell 20 basis points from 4.24 percent to 4.04 percent. Factoring in other types of mortgages other than a 30-year fixed, the average interest rate on all mortgages showed the smallest drop, down 14 basis to 3.98 percent from a previous 4.12 percent.The National Average Contract Mortgage Rate for Previously Occupied Homes Index, which calculates interest rates on homes with at least one previous owner, dropped to 3.97 percent from 4.12 percent (15 basis points), and is currently the lowest interest rate reported by the institutions surveyed. Similarly, the average effective interest rate on all loans also declined 15 basis points from 4.25 percent to 4.10 percent, which is good news for homeowners but less fortunate for lenders.In keeping with April’s trend, the average loan amount also fell slightly from $312,700 to $311,600, a nominal difference of $1,100 in comparison to March’s $11,100 mean increase.It’s worth noting that all reports, with the exception of the specified 30-year fixed, can include 15-year mortgages and adjustable-rate mortgages. The survey, however, does not include mortgages that were refinanced from another mortgage or balloon mortgages. Nor does it include mortgages that are insured or guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration or the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, multi-family loans, or loans on mobile homes.While the FHFA does not name the 17 lenders surveyed for the report specifically, it does specify that they include an array of commercial banks, mortgage companies, savings associations, and mutual savings banks.May’s index values will be released on Thursday, June 29. You can find previous months’ index reports here. Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 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 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Appraisal Software Now a New Mobile Application Next: Carson: The Right Mindset Can Overcome Mortgage Interest on the Decline for Second Straight Month The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Interest on the Decline for Second Straight Month in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: FHFA Mortgage Interest Rates Share Save FHFA Mortgage Interest Rates 2017-05-30 Staff Writer About Author: Staff Writerlast_img read more

Leadership Changes Announced at Ginnie Mae

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Leadership Changes Announced at Ginnie Mae in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Leadership Changes Announced at Ginnie Mae Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Ginnie Mae 2019-05-16 Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Ginnie Mae Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Appraisals in the Wake of Disaster Next: Revisiting California’s Camp Wildfire: The Long-Term Housing Impact  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago May 16, 2019 930 Views Adetokunbo LofinmakinGinnie Mae announced Adetokunbo Lofinmakin was appointed to the Senior Executive Service and named CFO and Thomas Young was named the new Director of Counterparty Risk Management. Lofinmakin was serving as the acting CFO since January 2018. She will continue to report to Acting President Maren Kasper and Young will report Greg Keith, SVP and Chief Risk Officer. “Both [Lofinmakin] and Greg bring deep expertise to Ginnie Mae in their respective fields,” Kasper said. “Each will serve in a role that is critical to maintaining the sound financial foundation of our mortgage-backed securities (MBS) program. As we continue to evolve to meet the challenges of today’s operating environment, we look forward to their leadership contributions to the agency.” Thomas YoungAs CFO, Lofinmakin oversees the preparation of financial reports in accordance with the standards of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars. In addition, she manages all accounting operations for Ginnie Mae’s $2.0 trillion MBS portfolio, including applying financial management policies and procedures, preparation of the annual budget, accounting systems oversight, cash management, investment services, audit readiness, and enhancing internal controls over financial reporting.Lofinmakin joined Ginnie Mae in 2015 as Controller and was responsible for directing operational accounting transactions for the various aspects of Ginnie Mae in compliance with accounting policies and best practices. Young is responsible for the initiation of counterparty policy changes, approval of counterparties that enter into business relationships with Ginnie Mae, collaborative monitoring of counterparties, formulation of mitigants to counterparty risk presented, and for the development or enhancement of analytical or process tools to improve the effectiveness of counterparty risk management activities. With 24 years of experience with the Goldman Sachs Group, including as the Chief Risk Officer of the Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Young brings a wealth of risk management experience to his new role. Young has served in a variety of risk management positions throughout his career with Goldman Sachs, including Global Head of Credit in Goldman Sachs Group’s Investment Management Division, Head of Credit Risk Management in Asia, and Head of Global Hedge Fund Counterparty Risk. Mr. Young was made a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs in 2005. Related Articles About Author: Mike Albanese Subscribelast_img read more

LEADER projects should start kicking in by the early autumn – Mc Hugh

first_img Previous articleGAA President Aogán Ó Fearghaill pays tribute to Séamus Mac ÉidighNext articleDeclan Boyle on an important few weeks for Finn Harps admin LEADER projects should start kicking in by the early autumn – Mc Hugh Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Facebook Google+ WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By admin – July 8, 2016 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Homepage BannerNews HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Twitter The first batch of Funding Agreements under the LEADER Programme have been signed today, with local funding expected to begin kicking in in the early autumn.Donegal will just over €12.9 million funding as part of the Rural Development Programme package.Diaspora Minister Joe Mc Hugh acknowledges that the figure is down, but he expects extra money to become available, and says the local LEADER companies are well equipped to avail of any extra resources which become available……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/joeleader1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Senator Schumer announces major push for $10 million Ithaca Tompkins airport grant

first_img Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi Devon Magliozzi center_img Tagged: airport redevelopment, economy, ithaca tompkins regional airport, Sen. Chuck Schumer ITHACA, N.Y. – Sen. Chuck Schumer landed at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport on Friday to announce a major push to secure federal funding for the airport’s overhaul. Standing with local leaders, he voiced his support of the airport’s application for a $10 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program. The grant would provide key funding for major renovations underway at the airport.The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport broke ground in October on a $24.7 million plan to modernize and expand. The first phase of the project has been funded with $14.2 million in grants from New York State, but the county is on the hook for the remainder of the cost until other sources of funding are secured.Schumer called Ithaca a gateway and said modernizing the airport would help grow the regional economy and strengthen Cornell University’s position as an intellectual center.“It’s plain to see this airport is undergoing a great transformation,” he said, gesturing to construction work underway in the terminal. Over the past two decades, he said, “it has improved significantly, but we can’t rest on our laurels.”Related:’This is a big deal’: Tompkins officially breaks ground on $24 million airport redevelopment projectSchumer said federal funding would play a critical role in ensuring the second phase of the project is completed. While he noted that competition for AIP grants is fierce, he said if the FAA gives full consideration to the merits of ITH’s application, it will succeed. “I am going to put my muscle behind this $10 million grant,” Schumer said.The airport overhaul will expand the existing terminal with six new gates and three passenger bridges and add a customs facility that will allow international flights to land directly in Ithaca. Upgrades to security are expected and energy-saving initiatives are included in the design. In addition, the project will facilitate the relocation of the area’s Department of Transportation facility from Ithaca’s waterfront to a sub-leased portion of the airport site.A rendering shows plans for the upgraded passenger concourse.Related: Photos: What the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport will look likeMike Hall, director of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, said improvements would strengthen the area’s global connections.“Our economy depends on diversity and inclusion,” he said, and by continuing to grow the airport is saying to visitors, “We welcome you.”Several members of the Tompkins County Legislature were on hand to thank Schumer for his support, as well as county administrator Jason Molino and Cornell’s vice president for university relations, Joel Malina.Jennifer Tavares, president of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, praised the project’s public/private partnerships and said the enhanced facilities would help attract new companies to the area.If the funding application is approved and work proceeds as planned, Hall said he would be inviting Schumer back as soon as the end of 2019 to celebrate the project’s completion.Featured photo by Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice. Your Economy & Development news is made possible with support from: last_img read more