first_img30/1/2017 Attending the Launch of the Great Limerick Run at the Strand Hotel were Stefan Lundstrom, Strand Hotel, Aoibhinn Goode, Limerick Live95 FM, Maria O’ Gorman Skelly, Strand Hotel and Senator Kieran O’ Donnell. Pic: Gareth Williams 30/1/2017 Attending the Launch of the Great Limerick Run at the Strand Hotel were Brendan Ring, Cliona’s Foundation, Gerry O’ Malley, Limerick Post and John King, Cliona’s Foundation. Pic: Gareth Williams 30/1/2017 Attending the Launch of the Great Limerick Run at the Strand Hotel were Sergeant Michaela Moloney, Henry Street, John Clancy, Great Limerick Run and Sergeant Mick Byrne, Roxboro.Pic: Gareth Williams Previous articleU2 investing in Limerick’s young musical talentNext articleAdrian blazes a trail to national finals Staff Reporter 30/1/2017 Attending the Launch of the Great Limerick Run at the Strand Hotel were Dave Mahedy, Director of Sport UL, Mayor Kieran O’ Hanlon, Patrick O’ Donovan TD and John Cleary, Event Director Great Limerick Run.Pic: Gareth Williams Advertisement Email Linkedin 30/1/2017 Attending the Launch of the Great Limerick Run at the Strand Hotel were Tom Considine, Janesboro and Gerry O’ Malley, Limerick Post.Pic: Gareth Williams 30/1/2017 Attending the Launch of the Great Limerick Run at the Strand Hotel was Patrick O’ Donovan TD.Pic: Gareth Williams Print 30/1/2017 Attending the Launch of the Great Limerick Run at the Strand Hotel was John Cleary, Event Director Great Limerick Run. Pic: Gareth Williams 30/1/2017 Attending the Launch of the Great Limerick Run at the Strand Hotel were Brian Slattery, Kate Sheahan, St. Gabriels, Suzy Kennedy, Administrator Great Limerick Run and Leah Downey, St. Gabriels. Pic: Gareth Williams 30/1/2017 Attending the Launch of the Great Limerick Run at the Strand Hotel were Tom Considine, Janesboro and Jan O’ Sullivan TD. Pic: Gareth Williams 30/1/2017 Attending the Launch of the Great Limerick Run at the Strand Hotel were Jim Gallivan, Irish Rail and Terry Ring, Cliona’s Foundation. Pic: Gareth Williams 30/1/2017 Attending the Launch of the Great Limerick Run at the Strand Hotel were Lorcan Murray, Lyric FM, Mossie Woulfe, Rathkeale, who was presented with a special award in appreciation of outstanding contribution to the Great Limerick Run, Mayor Kieran O’ Hanlon, Patrick O’ Donovan TD and John Cleary, Event Director Great Limerick Run.Pic: Gareth Williams WhatsApp Twitter Facebook 30/1/2017 Attending the Launch of the Great Limerick Run at the Strand Hotel were Michael Spillane, Honouring Aaron and Cecilia O’ Flaherty, Limerick Civil Defence. Pic: Gareth Williams 30/1/2017 Attending the Launch of the Great Limerick Run at the Strand Hotel were Dave Mahedy, Director of Sport UL, Mayor Kieran O’ Hanlon, Patrick O’ Donovan TD and John Cleary, Event Director Great Limerick Run.Pic: Gareth Williams NewsCommunityPhotosPics – Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run 2017 LaunchBy Staff Reporter – January 30, 2017 2061 30/1/2017 Attending the Launch of the Great Limerick Run at the Strand Hotel were Paul O’ Byrne, Barringtons Hospital, Caroline McGarry, Marketing and PR Bon Secours Health System and Lorcan Murray, Lyric FM.Pic: Gareth Williamslast_img read more

first_img Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. About Author: Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / FHFA Issues Update on GSE Guarantee Fees in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, REO December 19, 2019 2,739 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac 2019-12-19 Seth Welborn  Print This Post Previous: Wells Fargo Partners with Habitat for Humanity Next: New York’s Battle Against Zombie Homes Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago FHFA Issues Update on GSE Guarantee Feescenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has released its annual report on single-family guarantee fees charged by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 requires FHFA to conduct an ongoing study of the guarantee fees charged by the Enterprises and to submit a report to Congress each year.Guarantee fees are intended to cover the credit risk and other costs that the Enterprises incur when they acquire single-family loans from lenders. These include projected credit losses from borrower defaults over the life of the loans, administrative costs, and a return on capital. The report compares year-over-year 2018 to 2017 and provides data over five years back to 2014.  Significant findings of the report include:For all loan products combined, the average single-family guarantee fee in 2018 increased 2 basis points to 55 basis points.  The upfront portion of the guarantee fee, which is based on the credit risk attributes (e.g., loan purpose, loan-to-value ratio, and credit score), was unchanged at 15 basis points.  The ongoing portion of the guarantee fee, which is based on the product type (fixed-rate or adjustable-rate, and loan term), increased 2 basis points to 40 basis points.The average guarantee fee in 2018 on 30-year fixed-rate loans was unchanged at 56 basis points, while the fee on 15-year fixed-rate loans increased by 1 basis point to 37 basis points.  The fee on adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) loans fell 4 basis points to 54 basis points.Higher interest rates accompanied by increasing house prices in 2018 led to a smaller share of both rate-term refinances and 15-year loans acquired by the Enterprises.  The larger share of purchase loans and a growing focus on pilot programs for first-time homebuyers and affordable housing led to a slight increase in the share of loans with higher loan-to-value (LTV) ratios and lower credit scores. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

first_img Budget News,  Economy,  Education,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Dallas, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Misericordia University’s Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program to outline his bold budget plan to create the strongest workforce in the nation. The governor’s Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP) will provide opportunities for Pennsylvanians from birth to retirement, including $5 million in funding to support single parents in post-secondary education. Governor Wolf was joined by Representative Karen Boback, a Misericordia alumna.“We all know that Pennsylvania’s economic future depends on a well-educated and highly-trained workforce,” Governor Wolf said. “The Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia empowers single moms by providing the opportunity to complete a college degree, creating brighter futures for themselves and for their children. This program is a model for how to remove the roadblocks to higher education and make a college degree a reality.”The governor unveiled SWEAP in his 2019-20 budget on Tuesday to provide opportunities for Pennsylvanians from birth to retirement. The plan expands access to early childhood education, increases investments in schools, and partners with the private sector.Governor Wolf’s SWEAP plan would:• Provide $5 million in support services via Parent Pathways, so low-income parents get the education and training they need for better jobs.• Invest in high-quality child care and reduce waiting lists so parents can work.• Expand home-visiting programs for at-risk pregnant women, infants and toddlers.• Make sure kids are in school by age 6 and stay until age 18, and their teachers earn at least $45,000 per year.• Connect teachers with businesses so classrooms are preparing students for today’s workforce.• Expand PAsmart with additional investments in apprenticeships and Continuing Technical Education.• Provide one-time grants for community college students who are working in Pennsylvania.The governor will also create the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center to bring together government, schools and industry like never before. The departments of Community and Economic Development, Labor & Industry (L&I), and State will work with external leaders including Chamber of Business and Industry President Gene Barr, and AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale. The governor wants to find innovative solutions that close the skills gap and rapidly meet the needs of employers.While at Misericordia, the governor and elected officials toured the Women with Children Program’s Moffett House – one of three campus housing locations for program participants. He met with women in the program and learned more about how it is helping them manage their college careers while still having time to focus on being a mother.“Initiatives such as the Bourger Women with Children Program illustrate what a small and innovative university can do to heighten personal aspirations, enhance career prospects and improve the quality of life for families,” says Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D., president, Misericordia University. “I wish to congratulate the staff and students of the Bourger Women with Children program as well as its visionary founder, Sister Jean Messaros, RSM, vice president of Mission Integration, for inspiring Governor Wolf’s visit today and for modeling best practices that have the potential to benefit many others. I also express our gratitude to Governor Wolf for his focus on student success and opportunity.”“With almost two decades of experience, there is nothing theoretical about this program,” Senator Lisa Baker said. “State officials were obviously much impressed by what they saw and heard when they visited last year.“Using education to lift women out of poverty is worthy and constructive, providing them with skills, self-respect, and the opportunity to advance themselves on their merits. There is measurable success to see. Graduates pay testament to how it enabled them to transform their lives, and equally important, to boost the prospects of their kids. In many cases, graduation is merely a beginning. These individuals continue on paths of educational and professional development.”“It gives me great pride, as a two-time graduate of Misericordia, to see the school recognized and held up as an example of what is possible,” Representative Karen Boback said. “Being mentioned in Tuesday’s budget address gives the university much-needed publicity for their program, which Gov. Wolf will now use as a model that can and should be duplicated across the Commonwealth and country.”“These strong, dedicated women are truly inspirational in their commitment to their education and their families,” Gov. Wolf said. “I see Misericordia as a model program for the rest of the state and one we hope to replicate with our Parent Pathways funding to help even more parents find the path to educational and career success.”Find more on the Misericordia Women with Children Program here.Learn more about Gov. Wolf’s 2019-29 budget at February 08, 2019 Governor Wolf: We Must Support Single Parents in Post-Secondary Educationcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Accompanying the bouldering duo is a collection of effective and sedulous players, equally as motivated to write another exciting chapter in the book of Lithuanian basketball. Other notable names include Olympiacos forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Parma combo guard Adas Juskevicius, Rytas Vilnius’ forward Eimantas Bendzius and Lokomotiv Kuban guard Mantas Kalnietis.The team will be made up of an interesting mixture of veteran leadership and exciting young talent. The final roster is a result of 30 players taking part in qualifying games, with four of those players having played over 10 games to earn their spot.It is worth noting that veteran forward Jonas Maciulis and Arturas Gudaitis will be taking part, despite recent concerns around their fitness. Maciulis in particularly has been a linchpin for the national team since back in 2007.To the wider basketball world, the roster could be perceived as top heavy, but that would be doing the players who tore their way through qualifying – with only 2 appearances each from their two stars – an injustice.QualificationThe road to China for Lithuania was almost as smooth as it could have been, despite one minor bump in the road. They ripped their way through the first round of qualifiers, going 6-0 against Poland, Hungary and Kosovo – a team that fell to a 56-point loss in Klaipeda.In the second round, they entered Group J, which seemed to be more of a significant challenge for them, on paper. Still, they topped that group too, only losing one game, against Italy in Brescia back in November and even that was by a mere 5 points. To say that Lithuania made it out of the group unscathed would be an understatement, they were almost untouchable.Finishing with an impressive record of 11-1 for the entirety of qualification, they boast the joint-best record in Europe, alongside an excellent Greece outfit. Their ability to really hammer teams with points shows up in their point differential number, which ended as +197 for qualifying – also the highest in the continent.In their last three competitive fixtures, the Lithuanians have defeated Croatia, the Netherlands and Italy, in what was something of a revenge game. They will take a wealth of momentum into the competition, as they prepare to make a real statement on the game’s highest stage.GroupAlongside Senegal, Australia and Canada, the Lithuanians make up the widely discussed ‘group of death’. Frankly, there will be no easy games in Group H, which includes teams who are considered serious up-and-coming basketball nations.Lithuania possesses a staunch self-belief as a basketball team and that will have been helped by their highly encouraging qualification performance. They were not short of confidence heading into this dreaded group regardless, but with Canada’s squad affected by a flurry of major personnel dropouts and Australia now missing star player Ben Simmons, they will see their window of opportunity widening as the competition draws closer.Despite missing some of their more recognised names such as recent Boston Celtics signing Tacko Fall and Minnesota Timberwolves big Gorgui Dieng, Senegal are not a team to underestimate. In the second round of African Qualifiers, they finished Group F with a 10-2 record, second only to Nigeria.A talented Australian side finished atop their group in the Asian qualifiers, also with a 10-2 record and a flabbergasting point differential of +328. In a pure coincidence, Canada too finished their qualification campaign with only two losses and although affected by the aforementioned withdrawals, should be seen as a challenger for this Lithuanian side. Lithuania has an important history with the game of basketball. In what is now considered to be one of the most interesting world basketball stories, Lithuania earned a bronze medal in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, while the most famous international team in history picked up the gold. It was an extremely important competition for Lithuania, as it was the first Olympic games after the country regained independence from the Soviet Union; they were able to proudly play under their own flag in an event that transcended sport.One member of that tie-dye wearing, Grateful Dead sponsored team was the legendary Arvydas Sabonis – father of second-generation star Domantas. The younger Sabonis will be looking to create his own narrative at the World Cup and the 2020 Olympics and etch his own name in his country’s proud basketball tradition.As previously mentioned, the opportunity for success for this team is great. Other teams in their opening group are slowly becoming moving targets and if there is a contender prepared to attack, it’s Lithuania –  a basketball team who truly value the worth of international competition. RosterLet it be known, this Lithuania team is not travelling to China merely to take part. The goal is to place on the podium in at this World Cup, at the very least. This is a group brimming with ambition and with bona fide talent ready to overwhelm their opposition.Head Coach Dainius Adomaitis’ World Cup roster will go into battle with a pair of NBA stars in the shape of Memphis Grizzlies’ center Jonas Valanciunas and young Indiana Pacers big Domantas Sabonis on the frontline. In a tiny sample size during qualifying games, they showed how they earned their formidable reputation, by averaging 13 and 14.5 points per game respectively.center_img If any team is equipped to handle Lithuania’s size, it may just be Australia. Although the two are unlikely to share the court often, experienced, physically imposing big men Aron Baynes and Andrew Bogut will be ready to battle under the basket. Both players are considered tough veterans and both also have an NBA championship to their name, which they earned in consecutive years for different teams. They know more than anybody what it takes to win on the highest stage. Look out for a hard-hitting matchup in the paint involving these four.Canada’s Cory Joseph is arguably the most talented guard in the group and possesses an ability to engage his teammates, thus producing a fluid style of play and encouraging effective ball movement. Lithuania will likely depend on Mantas Kalnietis to try to negate the Sacramento Kings star’s threat, through stubborn defensive play and some of his own playmaking.Against Australia, the loss of Ben Simmons does not provide the Lithuanians with free reign. The Utah Jazz’s Joe Ingles will be on hand to offer a scoring threat, while veteran guard Patty Mills and defensive pest Matthew Dellavedova are potential problems in their own ways.Key StoriesDespite their unbelievable form in qualifying, Lithuania’s preparation hasn’t been completely perfect. In what could be a wake up call for them, in exhibitions games they were beaten by an excellent Serbia team, which includes Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic and guard Bogdan Bogdanovic, among others. Ricky Rubio and his Spanish teammates also handed them a loss, while they made light work of Finland just days later.This tournament seems particularly significant for Jonas Valanciunas. After being traded away from the Toronto Raptors and the new Canada head coach Nick Nurse, he now has an opportunity to show them what they are missing. Not too long ago, the 27-year-old was considered one of the most consistent big men in the league and in the 19 games in which he featured for Memphis last year, he averaged above his career average in both points (19.9) and rebounds (10.7). In China, he will be afforded an opportunity to prove to the world just how effective he can be, as he approaches his prime years. Should Lithuania manage to progress to the second stage of the competition, they will be hard-pressed to find more difficult opponents than they will face to open things up in this unenviable group, barring a few obvious contenders. If they can find a way out of the ‘group of death’, the idea of leaving China with a medal of some colour becomes all the more tangible. The potential pitfalls are there, as these teams will serve as stiff competition for the Lithuanians, but the rewards could be glorious.MatchupsWhen considering the standout matchups in this group for Lithuania, it’s hard to see past the big men. With Adomaitis hoping to take a twin-towers style approach to their play, they will attempt to overwhelm their opposition with sheer physicality inside and crafty interior play. Like his father before him, Sabonis can punish on mismatches and alongside veteran centre Valanciunas, they will force many teams to adapt, in order to stay afloat.last_img read more

first_imgThe 12-10 win is the second with Teddy Bridgewater starting under center and it seems New Orleans is holding on (for now) with Drew Brees sidelined.”It all feels normal now,” Bridgewater said after the game. Related News Well, that was close.It was probably a little too close for the Saints (3-1), who completed the minor upset over the Cowboys despite not scoring a touchdown. Dak Prescott contract: Cowboys, QB not close on new deal, report says The Cowboys suffered their first loss of the season after quarterback Dak Prescott couldn’t complete the comeback in the final seconds.Three takeaways from Saints’ nail-biting win over CowboysHow well can Teddy Bridgewater play at home?The back-up-turned-starter has some big shoes to fill as Brees recovers from thumb surgery. Bridgewater impressed in his starting debut with the Saints last week on the road. In the 33-27 win in Seattle, New Orleans adjusted its offensive approach to help combat the Seahawks’ huge home-field advantage.Bridgewater was excited to return to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and eager to get back to his own cadence. However, that wasn’t so easy against Dallas’ defense. He was unable to make it into the end zone but was still able to set up the team’s four scoring drives.The Cowboys controlled much of the first quarter after picking off Bridgewater on his opening drive. Bridgewater recovered well and led scoring drives three of the next four times the offense took the field.He finished 23-of-30 passing for 193 yards and one interception but he was sacked five times.The Saints defense has struggled against the pass, but not this timeThere are just a few teams that have allowed more yards passing per game than the 301.7 given up by the Saints heading into Sunday’s game.New Orleans’ pass defense seemed to be one of the biggest mismatches against Dallas, which had not scored less than 31 points in its first three wins. The Cowboys had a pretty balanced offense in all of those wins as Prescott passed for a whopping 405 yards in the first week of the season and then followed it up with more balanced attacks in 269-yard and 246-yard performances.However, against Dallas, New Orleans was able to contain Prescott for the most part — especially when it counted.Prescott finished 22-of-33 passing for 223 yards and one interception, which came on the final Hail Mary play.A positive for the Cowboys? Robert QuinnDefensive end Robert Quinn finished Week 3 with a sack and a career-high seven quarterback pressures against his former team, Miami. He again came up big when the Cowboys traveled to New Orleans to face the Saints.  He had two sacks, including a big stop on a crucial third down near the midway point of the fourth quarter where Bridgewater and company were approaching Cowboys territory.Robert Quinn with SACK number ✌️ for the night 💥#DALvsNO | #DallasCowboys— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) September 30, 2019He has even become one of the team’s biggest cheerleaders.Quinn gleefully celebrated Jaylon Smith’s sack that pushed New Orleans well out of field-goal range under the two-minute mark.Robert Quinn celebrating Jaylon Smith’s sack is everything 😂😂 @thejaylonsmith @RQuinn94— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) September 30, 2019last_img read more

first_imgRegardless, as far as statistics go, 2019-20 looks to be a doozy with a plethora of records hanging in the balance should the following 75 percent of the season follow the first 25 percent’s pursuit. From teams to individuals, it has been quite exciting through 317 games.SN MAILBAG: Taylor Hall, John Carlson and the 2020 NHL DraftHere are 10 things we have learned one-fourth of the way down the stretch, by the numbers.1,956 goals scoredIn the previous 23 years, only once has an NHL season seen more goals at this mark with 2,007 in 2005-06. It also marks the second-highest goals-per-game rate of 6.2 behind the 6.3 rate of the previously mentioned season.This season has also seen 1,462 goals scored at even strength in regulation or overtime which is the most through one-fourth of a season in 27 years (1,529 in 1992-93).160 points that Leon Draisaitl is on pace to reachLeon Draisaitl’s 43 points (16 goals, 27 assists) through 22 games has him producing at a rate of 1.95 points per game, putting him on pace to reach 160 on the season. Only Wayne Gretzky (9 times) and Mario Lemieux (4 times) have hit that mark.Draisaitl’s 43 points are the most at this stage since Mario Lemieux in 1995-96, who had 53 points in three fewer games — and was also the last to hit the 160-point plateau.RELATED: Draisaitl, McDavid just cannot stop scoring140 comeback winsForty-four percent of games have ended in comeback fashion this season. There have been 66 third-period comeback victories, marking the most ever at this stage of a season. As far as multi-goal comeback wins are concerned, this season’s 45 is the second-most in NHL history, behind last season’s 48.87 overtime gamesThere have never been more overtime games through the first quarter of a season in NHL history but with the thrill of 3-on-3 hockey, who is complaining?UNBELIEVABLE.You sure don’t see this every day in overtime…— NHL (@NHL) November 6, 201976 — NHL record for points in a season by a rookie defensemanIn 1980-81, Los Angeles Kings’ Larry Murphy set the NHL record for points by a rookie defenseman with 76. Now, Colorado’s Cale Makar (5-17—22 in 20 GP) is on pace for 90 points in 2019-20, which would break the current record by 14.With his performance, Makar seems like the obvious frontrunner for the Calder, and at this point, it’s his to lose.40 challenges this seasonWith the changes made to NHL failed challenge consequences this offseason, teams have been more hesitant to issue them this go-round, seeing the total number of challenges down 32 percent from 2018-19. However, the 58 percent success rate far surpasses last year’s 32 percent.MORE: Avalanche lose two coach’s challenges in one night14 — Longest point streak by a team this seasonHeading into Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the New York Islanders are riding the longest point streak of the season (13-0-1). They also hold the longest win streak by a team in 2019-20 with 10 wins, which spanned Oct. 12 through Nov. 5.13 — Longest point streak by a player this seasonThrice has a 13-game point streak been accomplished this season. David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand and Nathan MacKinnon all recorded 13-game point streaks this season. The next name most likely to be added to the list? Leon Draisaitl. His point streak currently sits at 12 games heading into Tuesday’s bout with the Sharks in San Jose. Here we are, a quarter of the way through the 2019-20 NHL season — and what a start it has been.While it’s still early, we are far enough into the season now to take a look at where everything stands. Sure, no team has clinched or been eliminated from postseason play — none of us needs a reminder of how things looked for the eventual Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues at this time last year — but frontrunners could already be emerging. David Pastrnak is a cheat code 🎮 #IceSurfing— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) November 13, 2019Six teams in a playoff spot who missed the 2019 Stanley Cup PlayoffsAll of the top three teams in the Pacific Division (Edmonton Oilers, Arizona Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks) missed the playoffs last season. The Montreal Canadiens, Florida Panthers and Philadelphia Flyers round out the six who currently hold a postseason ballot but missed the dance last time.Four: Largest deficit overcome to win a game this seasonThe Winnipeg Jets, Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers have all overcome four-goal deficits to win games this season. Currently sitting at three total occurrences, the 2019-20 season is one away from becoming the fifth season in which four or more games featured wins by teams who trailed by four or more goals.Comebacks of this nature have only happened five times before, once in 1983-84 and 1985-86 and four times between 1984-85 and 1986-87.last_img read more