Public spending cuts force ?Archial into administration

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Five threats worth worrying about

first_img Five threats worth worrying about THERE have been some scary developments in the world economy in recent days, led by the fallout from Colonel Gaddafi’s horrifying crackdown in the Middle East. Here are five trends that worry me.1) Libya’s civil war has already doubled the risk premium on oil prices to $10 per barrel, with more to come. But the real threat to prices is if anti-regime protests spread to Saudi Arabia, where demonstrations are already planned, forcing the King to make an urgent return. There would be no problem if a liberal, democratic regime were to spring up – but what if extremists gain power, cutting off oil supplies? After years of costly and depressing post 9/11 military interventionism, Western foreign policy is in disarray. We don’t have a clue what to do next. It would be a horrible end to a revolution inspired by hope if more nations slipped into extremism – and were to push up the price of oil to $150, $200 or even higher in extreme scenarios. What would Barack Obama do if maniacs started torching Saudi wells? Would China, which is equally dependent on oil, step in militarily?2) Oil importing nations could cope with a further 30 per cent hike in oil prices – but not with 100 or 150 per cent rises. Some would suffer double-dip recessions, putting further unbearable strains on public finances, triggering fresh financial crises and further undermining support for capitalism. With a bit of luck, oil supplies will be all right – but the rocketing price of oil is now the number one risk to the global economy.3) Oil could derail British politics in another way. If prices keep rising, motorists will turn on the coalition: as Andrew Lilico of Europe Economics points out, fuel duty has jumped a scandalous 17 per cent since December 2008, reaching 58.95p per litre. Truckers could blockade roads again, disrupting supply chains; any settlement which looked as if George Osborne were going soft on the deficit would be received very badly by the markets, which would push up borrowing costs and compound his woes.4) The Middle East isn’t our only problem. China has hiked its bank deposit reserve requirements twice this year as it battles bubbles. Base rates are below the rate of inflation, which means people are being paid to borrow (if that sounds familiar, it is because the same is true in the UK). The one-year benchmark rate is 3.0 per cent, below the (official) 4.9 per cent inflation rate. The world is relying on China for growth; if it falters, trouble looms.5) Yields on US junk bonds recently hit a record low of 6.8 per cent, less even than the 6.81 per cent in December 2004. Risk is again massively under-priced, a sure sign of excessive liquidity. Low yields on other assets – caused by central banks – have encouraged investors to pour into junk bonds, pushing prices up and yields down. It’s not all bad: junk still pays 4.56 per cent more than Treasuries, up from the mad 2.41 per cent seen in June 2007. But even then both rates are too low and the gap too narrow. One of the biggest problems in the global economy is that credit – including that being offered to the US government – is too cheap. Eventually, its cost will rise again, trashing equities and other assets in the process.The most likely scenario is that we will be fine, for now at least. But while pundits are never short of imaginary risks, the harm caused by these forces could yet end up being all too [email protected] me on Twitter: @allisterheath Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Tuesday 22 February 2011 9:20 pmcenter_img whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Sharelast_img read more


NI betting shop trade group backs FOBT stake cut

first_img Tags: OTB and Betting Shops 25th January 2019 | By contenteditor Legal & compliance NI betting shop trade group backs FOBT stake cut Regions: UK & Ireland Major Northern Irish bookmakers McLeans and Toals have become the latest operators to voluntarily cut their maximum stake for fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) to £2.The pair are members of trade group Northern Ireland Turf Guardians’ Association (NITGA), which has now recommended operators should follow the rest of the UK in reducing the amount that can be wagered on the B2 machines by April 1.McLeans has around 60 shops in Northern Ireland, while there are approximately 50 Toals properties in the country. Therefore around 230 of the approximately 300 shops in Northern Ireland have agreed to cut maximum stakes, with fellow NITGA members Ladbrokes, William Hill and Paddy Power having already announced the change.NITGA, which represents around 280 shops in Northern Ireland, told iGamingBusiness.com there is an expectation that all its remaining members will follow suit, but that it cannot force businesses to conform.It added that many of its members are planning to enact the stake reduction but are still working on the technological changes to make it possible.“We have been consulting with our membership over the past number of months and operators, including A McLean Bookmakers, Toals Bookmakers, Ladbrokes Coral, William Hill and Paddy Power have confirmed that FOBTs within their betting shops will align with the £2 maximum stake,” a NITGA spokesperson explained.“We are aware that other operators are in the process of exploring how they too can implement the reduced stake and we expect all bookmakers will adopt the £2 limit.”Earlier this week, Belfast City councillor John Kyle called on Toals, McLeans and Sean Graham to cut their maximum stakes. Sean Graham, which has around 20 shops and is not a NITGA member, has yet to confirm if it will cut stakes.NITGA said there are approximately 620 FOBTs currently in operation in Northern Ireland bookmakers – generally equating to two per shop.It added that most income is still generated by traditional over-the-counter betting with income from FOBTs accounting for less than 20%.While the rest of the UK is bound to bring FOBT maximum stakes down from £100 thanks to legislation passed at the end of 2018, Northern Ireland’s gambling industry is regulated by the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 and not the Gambling Act 2005. This had effectively made it exempt from the maximum stake cut, before the country’s bookmakers took action. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Around 230 of 300 betting shops in Northern Ireland have now committed to voluntarily reducing maximum FOBT stakes to £2 after McLeans and Toals become latest to confirm change Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more


Argo Blockchain share price: 3 reasons why it’s up 90% in the past week

first_img 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. Jonathan Smith | Tuesday, 16th February, 2021 | More on: ARB 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 See all posts by Jonathan Smith Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img The Argo Blockchain (LSE: ARB) share price has grown in value in both the short and longer term. Over the past week, the share price has moved up over 90% and is currently trading around 244p. If we look at the performance over the past year, it’s even more impressive. The share price in early February 2020 was around 6.5p. For much of last year, it stayed around this mark, before really taking off in December. My colleague Tom Rodgers wrote only yesterday that a £5,000 investment made a year ago would be worth £92,000 now. But the Argo Blockchain price has spiked significantly even since then. Of course, this situation is very rare, and I shouldn’t expect this kind of return on all of the stocks that I buy. So what are the reasons behind this bump higher recently?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…Argo shares and cryptocurrency correlationThe first reason why the share price has gained, and particularly this week, is its correlation with cryptocurrency. Argo Blockchain is basically a software company that facilitates the mining of cryptocurrency. It also builds on blockchain technology, which helps to record and facilitate transfers and payments. Due to the nature of business, it has started to show a strong similarity to the performance of currencies like Bitcoin and altcoins. Bitcoin is closing in on $50,000 after gaining in the past week. Altcoins such as Dogecoin have also delivered high percentage returns in a matter of a few days. Without commenting on the viability of cryptocurrency in general, it’s logical to assume that the Argo Blockchain share price performance will continue to mirror to some degree the movement in cryptocurrency. Of course, we mustn’t forget that those movements could be sharply down as well as up.The second reason why Argo Blockchain shares have gained is recent news on more mainstream adoption of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Last week, Tesla announced that it had bought $1.5bn worth of Bitcoin and that soon it would allow customers to buy cars using Bitcoin as a payment method. MasterCard also has confirmed that it will start to facilitate cryptocurrency payments this year. These payments need to operate on blockchain technology, hence why Argo Blockchain will see demand.Expansion plansFinally, Argo Blockchain shares have gained on news of expansion in the US. Argo is planning on establishing a 200MW facility in Texas, that will allow it to boost mining capacity. This is seen as a positive move, not only as more capacity is needed, but also as this long-term investment (costing $17.5m) is perhaps a sign of a sustainable business. It’s also planning to raise some of these funds via a new share issuance. Such a share fundraising usually happens when a company has confidence that investors want to buy it. Otherwise it could seek finance through debt markets instead.The Argo Blockchain share price has potential to rally even further, if more companies announce acceptance of blockchain. However, I need to be aware that if major cryptocurrency markets have a slump, Argo shares will likely follow suit. It’s a volatile stock and should be treated as high-risk. jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Mastercard and Tesla. 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! 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The coronavirus vaccine: A doctor answers 5 questions

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here With the Food and Drug Administration issuing emergency use authorization for a vaccine to limit the spread of coronavirus, you might have questions about what this means for you. Here, Dr. Jason McKnight, a primary care physician at Texas A&M University, answers five questions about the rollout and distribution underway.By Jason R. McKnight, Clinical Assistant Professor, Primary Care and Population Health, Texas A&M UniversityI hear that I might still have to wear a mask even after I get vaccinated. Why?It will likely be the continued recommendation that everyone wear a mask when in public even after receiving the vaccination for COVID-19. While these vaccines appear to be highly effective in preventing infection from the disease, even at 95% efficacy, that means approximately 5% of people receiving the vaccination may still become infected. Wearing a mask helps decrease the transmission of the virus in those situations in which the vaccine does not prevent the illness.Further, continuing to wear a mask may help prevent the spread of other respiratory illnesses, which can help prevent overwhelming the health care system, as we are already seeing during the pandemic. Finally, it is possible that some individuals receiving the vaccine may have an asymptomatic infection, and wearing a mask also helps prevent the spread of illness in that situation.If I get the Pfizer vaccine for the first dose, how can I make sure I get the Pfizer vaccine the second time?The distribution of the Pfizer vaccine is meant to match the need for the second dose. The clinic, hospital or pharmacy where you are vaccinated will keep a record of the vaccine that you received, as will you, to help ensure that your second dose matches the first dose.The first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine are loaded into a UPS plane in Lansing, Michigan, on Dec. 13. Rey Del Rio via Getty ImagesHow will public health experts track the safety of the vaccine as it rolls out to bigger groups of people?Public health experts as well as the vaccine manufacturers will continue to track the safety of the vaccine in multiple ways. First, the people who are vaccinated in the clinical trials will continue to be followed to ensure there are no long-term safety issues. Further, there is what is called a phase IV post-marketing surveillance trial, which will allow many people who are vaccinated to be followed long term to ensure no safety complications arise and to ensure that the vaccine remains as effective as originally thought.How will I know when it’s my turn to get a vaccine?To know when it is your turn to be vaccinated, contact either your state department of health or your health care provider. They will be receiving updates and further information about who is to be vaccinated and when. If you have questions about the vaccine and timing of administration, contact your health care provider.Where will I get a vaccine?While the exact distribution of vaccines is not yet solidified, and is dependent on the state in which you reside, most vaccines will likely be sent to hospital systems, health care providers’ offices, and some pharmacies. To find out the nearest location where you can be vaccinated, contact your local health department or your health care provider.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. The Anatomy of Fear center_img TAGSAnswersCOVID-19MasksPfizerQuestionsThe Center SquareTimelineVaccine Previous article1.7 Million Fewer Floridians are Forecast to Travel for Year-End HolidaysNext articleAdventHealth receives first shipment of COVID vaccines: ‘A watershed moment’ to help stop the virus Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Workers prepare to ship the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the company’s manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Morry Gash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more


TCU 360 staff win awards at the Fall National College Media Convention

first_imgLinkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook ReddIt Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ printA photographer and a reporter at TCU 360 won ACP Best of Show awards at the Fall National College Media Convention. Senior film-TV-digital media major Heesoo Yang won third in the Photojournalism category for his photo of a TCU Band member, taken during the first home football game against Iowa State on Sept. 26.Sophomore journalism major Haeven Gibbons won sixth in the COVID-19 Reporting category for her story on food insecurity in Austin amid the pandemic. Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Renee Umsted World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Renee is a journalism major. She is dedicated to improving her journalism skills to effectively and ethically inform others. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter TCU will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 academic year A TCU Band member plays the clarinet through her mask during a TCU football game. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) TCU names expert witnesses in lawsuit filed by former professor + posts Jacqueline Lambiase is still fighting for students Linkedin Twitter Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs Previous articleFootball ‘rattled’ by Sooners, drop third-straight home gameNext articleHoroscope: October 25, 2020 Renee Umsted RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddItlast_img read more


Two journalists threatened by mufti in tribal area

first_img RSF_en January 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News Follow the news on Pakistan to go furthercenter_img News February 28, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists threatened by mufti in tribal area Reporters Without Borders today urged the Pakistani government to act against religious extremists threatening journalists and cited the targeting of Khyber Agency reporters Nasrullah Afridi and Khayalmat Shah by a local mufti, Munir Shakir.“The threats to journalists in the tribal areas are unacceptable,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said, “and we call on the government to take steps to deal with those, especially extremist religious figures, who harass and censor reporters there for national newspapers.“We and the TUJ call for an immediate campaign to avoid more deaths of journalists, such as those in February 2005 of Amir Nawab Khan and Allah Noor Wazir, and the disappearance of Hayatullah Khan last December.” The two murdered journalists were caught in an ambush in South Waziristan tribal area after reporting on the surrender of a Taliban warlord. Those responsible have not been punished.Afridi, correspondent of the daily papers Mashriq and The Statesman, and Shah, president of the Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ) in the Khyber Agency (west of Peshawar), were threatened by the mufti in clandestine radio broadcasts on 24 February after they reported clashes between his supporters and those of rival mufti Pir Saifur Rehman for control of the Khyber Agency region. He urged his supporters not to believe “false stories” in the press and urged them to read papers such as the banned extremist paper Zarb-e-momin. “Munir doesn’t like journalists talking about his rival Rehman,” said Afridi. Munir has reportedly declared papers mentioning Rehman as “enemies of Islam and the tribal nation.” Both journalists asked for government protection .They told Reporters Without Borders they dared not return to their home town of Bara because Munir’s supporters might attack them. TUJ president Sailab Mehsud warned at a conference in Peshawar on 18 February that the situation in the tribal areas was “going from bad to worse.” PakistanAsia – Pacific Organisation News News April 21, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more


RSF backs Chad’s “Day without Press” protest

first_img November 27, 2020 Find out more Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad February 22, 2018 RSF backs Chad’s “Day without Press” protest Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Chad ChadAfrica Events Impunity News News Radio stations were silent and newspapers were missing from newsstands in response to a call by the Union of Chad Journalists (UJT) and other journalists’ associations for a “Daywithout Press” to denounce the attacks on journalists and media by Chad’s political police, called the National Security Agency (ANS), and the regular police. The UJT cited the case of Djimet Wiché, the publisher of the Alwihda Info news website, who has been the victim of threats and violence by the ANS and the police twice in recent weeks.“We support this protest by the Chadian media, for whom silence has become the only means left for drawing attention to the very difficult conditions in which journalists have to work,” RSF said. “Journalists are too often targeted by the security forces, who usually enjoy complete impunity. It is time the authorities realized that the role played by journalists is essential for a democratic society to function properly. The authorities should also remember that it is their duty to guarantee journalists’ safety.” UJT president Larmée Belrangar said there was no dialogue between the authorities and the various press organizations. “We have tried repeatedly to talk with the authorities but there is no compromise”, Belrangar said. Chadian journalists are often arrested in connection with the articles they write. Investigative reporting about impunity and criticism of President Idriss Déby Itno are not tolerated.Chad is ranked 121st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. December 1, 2020 Find out more Reports Reporters Without Borders (RSF) supports the Chadian media outlets that stopped broadcasting and publishing for the entire day 21 February, in protest against the often violent harassment of journalists and recent closures of community radio stations.center_img to go further Receive email alerts News capture d’écran de la Une du site d’information Alwhida Info ce mercredi 21 février Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation RSF_en ChadAfrica Events Impunity October 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more


Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions

first_imgCovid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Print Advertisement Facebook From 26 April (subject to prevailing public health situation):Outdoor sports facilities can reopen (e.g. pitches, golf courses and tennis courts, other facilities as appropriate). See notes to editors for further details.Outdoor visitor attractions can reopen (i.e. zoos, open pet farms, heritage sites). Amusement parks are not permitted to open. See notes to editors for further details.Underage non-contact outdoor training in pods of 15 can recommence for all exercise activities that can be delivered outdoors including dance.Maximum attendance at funerals will increase to 25 on compassionate grounds. Linked gatherings should not take place before or after funeral services.Vaccine Bonus for those fully vaccinatedCurrent guidance for those most vulnerable to the severe impacts of COVID-19 – the over 70s and the medically vulnerable – will be aligned with that for the general population (e.g. regarding use of public transport, going to shops etc)Those who have the full protection of the vaccine may visit indoors with one other household who also has full protection. See notes to editors for further details.The restrictions that are currently in place continue to have a considerable impact on the social and economic wellbeing of the community. However the vaccination programme gives us a pathway to a return to economic and social activity.In the meantime Government’s community support, well-being programmes, employment and business supports continue, with the EWSS, PUP and Covid-19 enhanced illness benefit applicable to June 30th.The measures announced today will continue up to the 4th of May, at which point the following areas will be under consideration:Full re-opening of construction activity.Phased return of non-essential retail commencing with click and collect and outdoor retail i.e. garden centres/nurseries.Recommencement of Personal Services on a staggered basis.Re-opening of Museums, Galleries & LibrariesRecommencement of religious services on a staggered basis Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions NewsBreaking newsGovernment announces phased easing of public health restrictionsBy Staff Reporter – March 30, 2021 233 WhatsApp Email Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash In line with the plan set out in COVID-19 Resilience & Recovery 2021: The Path Ahead, the Government has today announced the phased easing of some restrictions for the month of April, to commence on 12th April.After taking full account of the current status of Covid-19 in the community, and the public health advice, the Government has decided to implement a limited phased easing of restrictions for the month of April. This cautious approach will continue until a substantial level of vaccination has been achieved, at which point we will move to reopen our society more widely.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While the vaccine programme continues to be scaled up, people are encouraged to stay local and to continue to choose outdoor options over indoor options where possible.The vaccination programme has entered its second phase, seeing a significant increase in the scale and speed of vaccinations. However, the Government believes that a widespread lifting of restrictions at this point – in advance of further substantial vaccination – would lead to unacceptable increases in infections, hospitalisations and deaths – and thus the very real prospect of having to reintroduce restrictions.The month of AprilThe following phased easing of restrictions will begin on 12 April and continue through the month:Full return to in-school teaching.Two households can meet up with one another outdoors for social and recreational purposes (this does not include private gardens). Any meetings outdoors should be safe with continued practicing of social distancing and other safe behaviours. Masks should be worn in crowded outdoor spaces.Travel restrictions will be relaxed to enable travel within own county or within 20km of residence if crossing county boundaries.Construction:– All residential construction projects can recommence.– Early Learning and Childcare and school aged childcare services will be added to list of essential services for construction activity during these restrictions to align with the current exemption to primary and secondary schools (where school building projects are progressing) and to allow important fire safety works to progress.From 19 April:Expansion of elite sports to include:training for and playing of National Governing Body sanctioned and organised adult intercounty National Gaelic Games Leagues, not including under 20 or minor competitions.certain high performing athletes as approved by Sport Ireland, in a range of sports. ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’ Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19 Linkedin Previous articleElla Nethercott wins Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021Next articleLimerick Post Show | PlayAct Drama School Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Here is my bulls*it avoidance toolkit – Treat every day like it is April Fool’s Day! #AnnSteveTalk re-edit on vaccines, disinformation on Covid-19 and…last_img read more


Iowa Gov.: Foreclosure Moratoriums Will Not be Extended

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Coronavirus Foreclosure 2020-05-29 Mike Albanese Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that home foreclosure and rent evictions moratoriums will not be extended, according to the Quad City Times. The Governor, instead, said a program will be established to provide financial assistance to borrowers in Iowa who have lost income or faced foreclosure eviction.Reynolds, according to the Quad City Times, had temporarily suspended foreclosures and rental evictions as a part of her administration’s responses to COVID-19. This was done to offset the closures of Iowa businesses, which caused unemployment levels to spike to record highs. This order expired on Wednesday.The report states the proposed program will be funded by federal money designed for pandemic response efforts by the Iowa Finance Authority—a state agency that operates housing assistance programs. Reynolds said she plans for the program to be operational by the end of the week. “We’ll take a look at the numbers and take a look at who qualifies, then we’ll set aside the appropriate amount of funding to meet the needs of Iowans during this really difficult time,” Reynolds said. “We’re just changing the parameters in which we’re providing the assurance that individuals aren’t thrown out of their homes in these really difficult times.”The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced in May that foreclosure and eviction moratoriums for loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been extended to June 30. Deadlines were set to expire on May 17. “During this national health emergency, no one should be forced from their home,” said FHFA Director Dr. Mark A. Calabria. “Extending the foreclosure and eviction moratoriums protects homeowners and renters with an Enterprise-backed mortgage and provides certainty for families.”The FHA announced that it would halt all new foreclosure actions and suspend all foreclosure actions currently in process, excluding legally vacant or abandoned properties. Also, the Administration will cease all evictions of persons from FHA-insured Single Family properties, excluding actions to evict occupants of legally vacant or abandoned properties.“We made it clear at the beginning of this pandemic that no American should have to worry about losing their home amidst a crisis. Today’s announcement ensures that commitment,” said U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson. “While we have made great strides in fighting this virus, the fact remains that many Americans are still struggling as we work diligently to get our economy back on sound footing, which I have full confidence we will do through the leadership of the President.” 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. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Coronavirus Foreclosure Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: The Week Ahead: Will Forbearance Volumes Continue to Flatten? Next: Communities Face an Active Hurricane Season Amidst COVID-19 Home / Daily Dose / Iowa Gov.: Foreclosure Moratoriums Will Not be Extended Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago May 29, 2020 1,662 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Iowa Gov.: Foreclosure Moratoriums Will Not be Extended Subscribelast_img read more