El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración auspicia un diálogo interreligioso sobre…

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem La Rda. Stephanie Spellers, canóniga del Obispo Primado para la evangelización, la reconciliación y la creación, a la izquierda; el rabino Victor Urecki, de la sinagoga B’nai Jacob en Charleston, Virginia Occidental, al centro, y Hani Hamwi, de Ayuda Islámica USA, durante la mesa redonda interreligiosa del 20 de junio en ocasión del Día Mundial del Refugiado. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.[Episcopal News Service] El judaísmo, al igual que todas las tradiciones religiosas, llama al rabino Victor Urecki a acoger al extranjero y al refugiado. En la Torá, Dios le dice a los judíos no menos de 36 veces que “amen a los extranjeros que habitan en medio de ellos” recordándoles que ellos fueron alguna vez extranjeros en Egipto, dijo él.Sin embargo, no es la fe judía de Urecki la que lo impulsa a ayudar a los refugiados que llegan a Charleston, Virginia Occidental. “Como judío, me siento llamado a dar la cara por los refugiados, porque la historia de los refugiados es algo muy personal para los judíos”, dijo Urecki, un asesor del  Ministerio Interreligioso para los Refugiados de Virginia Occidental . “Es la historia de mi pueblo. La imagen de cada refugiado debería ser una imagen impresa en el corazón de todo judío”.Urecki habló en una mesa redonda de seis personas durante la conversación y oración interreligiosas por el Día Mundial del Refugiado  auspiciado por el Ministerio Episcopal de Migración (EMM por su sigla en inglés) en el Centro [Denominacional] de la Iglesia Episcopal en Nueva York. Una iftar, la comida de los musulmanes después de la puesta del sol durante el Ramadán, siguió al debate en la mesa redonda. (El mes santo del ramadán que lo guardan todos los musulmanes del mundo como mes de ayuno para conmemorar la primera revelación del Corán a Mahoma, comenzó el 26 de mayo y termina el 24 de junio).El EMM alentó a las congregaciones a través del país a auspiciar conversaciones interreligiosas semejantes, y el panel del 20 de junio fue grabado en vídeo para su uso futuro, dijo la moderadora Allison Duvall, directora de relaciones eclesiásticas y colaboración del EMM.La narrativa del refugiado está codificada en el ADN espiritual de los judíos, que se vieron obligados a escapar de pogromos en Europa, que sufrieron el antisemitismo y el odio a través del planeta y padecieron siglos de guerras y masacres. “Hemos sido arrasados como testigos y brutalizados como víctimas. Hemos sido asesinados en nuestras patrias… por ser quienes éramos, por lo que creíamos y lo que practicábamos”, dijo Urecki, un inmigrante cuyos abuelos y padre fueron refugiados.Los refugiados se ven obligados a huir debido a lo que son, a lo que creen y a las prácticas de su religión, como confirmó otro de los panelistas. Anastasia Orlova es una solicitante de asilo procedente de Rusia. Llegó a Estados Unidos en octubre pasado con su esposa. La intolerancia de Rusia con las personas LGBT significaba que la pareja tenía muy pocos amigos, y Orlova le decía a sus conocidos que tenía un marido. Ella no se dio cuenta de cuan deprimida estaba hasta que salió de Rusia.“Cuando tienes miedo o estás avergonzada de ti misma, vives en un aislamiento interior”, dijo Orlova. En Estados Unidos, Orlova y su esposa pueden casarse legalmente, practicar sus creencias y expresarse con libertad. “Aquí en EE.UU. al fin nos sentimos protegidas”.Los refugiados que participaban del panel reconocieron que si bien se sienten seguros y libres para ser ellos mismos en Estados Unidos, la política polarizada y los temores económicos y de seguridad generalizados son preocupantes. El gobierno de Trump ha buscado suspender y reducir el Programa de Reasentamiento de Refugiados de EE.UU.; como resultado el EMM se vio obligado a reducir su labor de reasentamiento.“Tal vez el desafío ahora es tan grande y el temor tan profundo y los muros tan gruesos que la única manera de restaurar el alma de una nación es mediante la creación de un círculo cada vez más amplio para respaldar a los refugiados y a las agencias de reasentamiento” dijo la Rda. Stephanie Spellers, canóniga del Obispo Primado para la evangelización, la reconciliación y la creación. Speller representó a la Iglesia Episcopal en el panel.En Charleston, por ejemplo, el Ministerio Interreligioso para los Refugiados de Virginia Occidental funciona “en el corazón del país de Trump”, dijo Urecki. Pero si algo le da a él esperanza, es que las personas, incluso aquellos que temen por su seguridad y por la economía, están abiertos al diálogo. “Si puedes poner un pie en la puerta y sostener una conversación, puedes ganar”, afirmó.El Ministerio Interreligioso para los Refugiados de Virginia Occidental se convirtió en una filial del EMM en diciembre.Como la agencia de reasentamiento de refugiados de la Iglesia Episcopal, el EMM es una de las nueve agencias asociadas con el Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. para acoger y reasentar refugiados; dirige 31 filiales para el reasentamiento en 26 diócesis, las cuales les brindan asistencia directa a los recién llegados. La Iglesia Episcopal  se ha ocupado de reasentar refugiados desde la década del 30 del pasado siglo. El gobierno federal formalizó el Programa Federal de Reasentamiento de Refugiados en 1980, asociándose con organizaciones religiosas y seculares para proporcionarles ayuda directa a refugiados recién llegados en comunidades de toda la nación. Seis de los asociados del gobierno en las tareas de reasentamiento son [organizaciones] de carácter religioso; el programa, a lo largo de su historia, y en gran medida, ha disfrutado de apoyo bipartidario. Sin embargo, en los últimos dos años las actitudes de los estadounidenses hacia los refugiados han comenzado a pasar de la tranquila aceptación al miedo al otro.Recientemente, el EMM celebró una conferencia para adiestrar a partidarios de los refugiados como sus promotores. El EMM ofrece también medios para que las congregaciones participen en el reasentamiento de refugiados en sus comunidades. La agencia alienta a los episcopales a sumarse a la Red Episcopal de Política Pública y promueve políticas que protegen los derechos de refugiados y solicitantes de asilo.El Día Mundial del Refugiado se celebra anualmente el 20 de junio; ese día se reserva para conmemorar la fuerza, el valor y la perseverancia de millones de refugiados. En la actualidad, una población sin precedentes de 65,6 millones de personas se han visto desplazadas forzosamente en todo el mundo. Entre ellas, a 22,5 millones les han concedido estatus de refugiados y menos del 1 por ciento han sido reasentadas. Más de la mitad de todos los refugiados son menores de 18 años. Muchos nacieron en campamentos de refugiados donde el promedio de estada es de 20 años.-Lynette Wilson es la jefa de redacción de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Advocacy Peace & Justice, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries, El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración auspicia un diálogo interreligioso sobre el Día Mundial del Refugiado #StandTogether #WithRefugees Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Por Lynette WilsonPosted Jun 21, 2017 Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OHlast_img read more

Suspension down under shows that recklessness will always be punished

first_imgWednesday Oct 18, 2017 Suspension down under shows that recklessness will always be punished Sydney Rays flanker Gareth Bautz has been suspended for three weeks following the red card he picked up during the NRC Round 7 match against the Canberra Vikings at the weekend. Bautz showed remorse immediately but will still sit out for the next few weeks.Bautz planted his feet to make the dominant tackle on Wharenui Hawera, but lifted and drove him into the ground, with Hawera only saved from injury due to getting his arms out in front.Referee Jordan Way saw it that way and was clear with his decision, one that Bautz accepted.A National Rugby Championship (NRC) judicial hearing in Sydney saw the flanker plead guilty to contravening Law 10.4 (j) ‘Lifting a player from the ground and either dropping or driving that player’s head and/or upper body into the ground whilst the player’s feet are off the ground.’Judicial Officer Steve Hardy found that the conduct was in the low end for this offence and as a result, Bautz has been suspended for three weeks.Judging by the reactions all round, this was another case of bad tackle execution leading to a dangerous situation, and it showed that regardless of your intent, you must take into account the other player’s welfare and make sure that you bring him to ground safely.The lifting and physical dominance may have been okay initially, but twisting and driving to ground is a textbook example of how not to tackle in 2017.We saw it done correctly – albeit controversially – on the same weekend when Owen Farrell dumped Ben Foden, even if that did lead to a big scuffle.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Injured Colombian GM workers resume hunger strike

first_imgColombian Labor Union members of Association of Injured Workers andEx-workers of General Motors Colmotores – Asotrecol have sewn their lips shut in a hunger strike. GM fired workers who suffered workrelatedinjuries, cutting off their source of income and medical care. Shown herea member of the strike in August.For almost 500 days, Asotrecol, the Association of Injured Workers and Ex-Workers of General Motors Colmotores, has been fighting for justice. Colmotores, the GM assembly plant in Bogotá, Colombia, is a house of horrors.After any length of time, conditions on the job destroy a worker physically. GM typically fires workers unable to work, leaving them with no source of income. GM takes advantage of the political climate in Colombia, the most dangerous country in the world for trade unionists.Asotrecol took action on Aug. 1, 2011, setting up an encampment outside the U.S. Embassy. Workers targeted the U.S. government because of its 26 percent ownership in the company and its role in bailing out GM.One year later, Colmotores still refused to meet with workers to discuss their demands, including reintegrating them into the workforce on jobs they could do with their disability or providing a pension for those unable to work. The 13 Asotrecol members still occupying the embassy, including its president, Jorge Parra, began a hunger strike, sewing their lips shut.Twice they suspended the hunger strike. The first time was after GM executives in Detroit agreed to participate in mediation, supervised by the U.S. Federal Mediation Service and with the intervention of the United Auto Workers. But Asotrecol found their offer of compensation “insulting” and resumed the hunger strike.Parra came to Detroit to seek a meeting with GM. He and the Asotrecol members in Bogotá resumed eating after UAW President Bob King expressed hope that he could work out a settlement with GM.On Nov. 17, after leaving a meeting with King empty-handed, Parra announced that he would sew his lips shut again. Three days later, he made good on his promise. Three of the occupiers in Colombia have also sewn their lips shut.In a Nov. 21 statement, Parra made it clear that “because of the multiple occasions that we have suspended the hunger strike without achieving a resolution, we will not lift the hunger strike until there is a final and just resolution to our demands.” He said, “Due to the multiple times that General Motors Colmotores has dismissed the validity of our claims and attacked our motives, we demand that this situation be resolved directly with the parent company, General Motors, not with Colmotores, nor in Colombia.”When they have a chance to hear Parra speak, rank-and-file autoworkers in Detroit feel a sense of solidarity with the Colombian workers. Melvin Thompson, a member and former president of UAW Local 140 at the Chrysler Warren Truck Assembly Plant, began his own hunger strike on Nov. 20 and is vowing to consume only liquids until Asotrecol wins justice.On Nov. 28, Parra, Thompson and several dozen supporters picketed and rallied outside GM world headquarters in Detroit. That day, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was presenting the State Department’s Award for Corporate Excellence. GM, one of 11 finalists out of 82 contenders, lost to Intel.GM was nominated for supposedly advancing human rights in Uzbekistan. In fact, international labor activists have criticized working conditions in GM’s plant there, and GM has refused to allow the International Labor Organization to conduct an inspection.Parra challenged GM CEO Dan Akerson to an “unfiltered public debate.” In a moving speech, Parra reminded supporters that “bodies may die but the working-class struggle will never die.” In recent weeks, he has supported the class struggle by attending protests at Walmart and demonstrations in solidarity with Palestine. He also joined actions supporting Jerome Jackson, who is disabled, and facing eviction from his wheelchair-accessible home.Activists will continue to demonstrate outside GM headquarters, dealerships and other locations to hold the company accountable for its crimes against Colombian workers.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Badly-wounded radio and TV presenter emerges from coma

first_img Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” December 16, 2020 Find out more News IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Reporters Without Borders has learned that Iraqi radio and TV presenter Amal Al-Mudarress has emerged from the coma she had been in since being shot several times in a murder attempt in Baghdad on 29 April, and is expected to recover. After spending several weeks in a critical condition in Yarmouk hospital, where doctors feared internal haemorrhaging, the family decided to transfer her to a hospital in the Jordanian capital of Amman, where she underwent an operation. Her doctors say she is now “out of danger.”———————————————————–30.04 – Well-known radio and TV presenter in coma after being shot near her home Reporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about the condition of a well-known Iraqi public radio and TV presenter, Amal Al-Mudarress, who is reportedly in a coma after being shot several times as she left her Baghdad home yesterday.“How many more of these tragedies will we have to see before the authorities resolve to find a way to put a stop to impunity in Iraq?” Reporters Without Borders asked. “The same pattern is repeated in each attack on journalists. Armed groups are using a planned and deliberate modus operandi to spread terror within the media.”Mudarress, who is in her 60s, was leaving her home in the west Baghdad neighbourhood of Al-Khadraa early yesterday with her husband, Adnan Al-Mudarress, and her son, Kanaan, when gunmen opened fire on her, hitting her several times in the head and chest. After being taken to Yarmouk hospital, she was transferred to Kadimiyah hospital for an operation to remove a bullet in her left temple. Doctors described her condition as critical and said they needed to see how it evolved in the next 48 hours before offering any prognosis.Mudarress has been working for public radio and TV since the 1960s, becoming a household figure thanks to entertainment programmes such as “Ten Minutes.” She later worked as a radio commentator until Saddam Hussein’s ouster. Since then, she has been hosting “Studio 10,” a talk-show about Iraqis’ everyday problems.At least 167 journalists and media assistants have been killed since the US-led invasion in 2003. Another two are missing and 12 are currently being held hostage. IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan to go further December 28, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information center_img Organisation RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News News June 8, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Badly-wounded radio and TV presenter emerges from coma February 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Iraqlast_img read more

RSF welcomes US Department of Defense revisions to Law of War Manual

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the updated Law of War Manual released today by the United States Department of Defense (DOD). When the manual was originally published in June 2015, RSF called for revisions to the manual’s provisions on journalists. After consultations with RSF, other media defense organizations and journalists, the manual now better reflects the status and role of journalists under the law of war. June 3, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas Protecting journalists Armed conflicts Organisation Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says July 21, 2016 – Updated on July 22, 2016 RSF welcomes US Department of Defense revisions to Law of War Manual News June 7, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on United States Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information After the manual was published last June, RSF’s Secretary-General Christophe Deloire wrote to US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to call for revision of the sections regarding journalists. RSF was concerned with several provisions, including one that likened war reporting to spying and another suggesting that “States may need to censor journalists’ work or take other security measures so that journalists do not reveal sensitive information to the enemy.” Another provision was problematic because it claimed that in certain cases the relaying of information could constitute taking a direct part in hostilities, thereby forfeiting journalists’ status as civilians under the law of war. “We welcome today’s revisions to the Law of War Manual and thank the DOD for addressing RSF’s concerns,” said Delphine Halgand, RSF’s US Director. “We hope that this update will help to improve the safety of journalists covering conflict, a profession that becomes increasingly dangerous every day.” RSF is pleased to learn that the provisions referring to spying and censorship have now been removed. The revised version clarifies the international legal principle that journalists are protected as civilians under the law of war, referencing the United Nations Security Council resolution 2222 on the safety of journalists. The new manual also emphasizes that “journalists play a vital role in free societies and the rule of law and in providing information about armed conflict.” Furthermore, the new version refers to RSF’s 2015 Safety Guide for Journalists : A handbook for reporters in high-risk environments in a section regarding journalists’ need to distinguish themselves from armed forces in order to minimize the risk of mistakenly being targeted for attack. DOD General Counsel Jennifer O’Conner said in a statement that “the department’s mission is to defend the very freedoms that journalists exercise. We have learned a lot during this process, and the department and the manual are better off for the experience.” The U.S. ranks 41st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Image credit SAUL LOEB / AFP to go further NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas Protecting journalists Armed conflicts News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en last_img read more

Paying the Price for Housing

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Paying the Price for Housing March 7, 2019 1,532 Views Homeownership became less affordable across the country in 2018 while renting became marginally more affordable, according to a new report by Zillow. Amid worsening affordability in the U.S., homeowners in Los Angeles and renters in the largest Florida metros have the least cash left over after paying for housing, the report found. On the other hand, people in the Washington, D.C., metro area have the most money left over after they pay their mortgage. Based on the median annual gross income and mortgage payment, homeowners in Washington, D.C., have almost $7,000 of their monthly income remaining after paying for their house—the most out of the 35 largest housing markets. Typical renters in Washington, D.C., have nearly $6,500 left over from their income after their monthly rent payment, second only to San Jose at more than $6,800.”Finding that balance where housing costs leave a comfortable amount of spending money is tricky, especially when the prices of life’s non-housing essentials also vary widely by market,” said Skylar Olsen, Zillow Director of Economic Research.According to the report, the outlook is grim for those in Los Angeles considering California’s substantial income tax rates, which cuts into income left over for variable cost-of-living expenses like transportation, child care, and education. Zillow indicated that overall affordability for home buyers worsened last year due to rising mortgage rates and continued strong home value appreciation throughout most of 2018. At its November peak, the average 30-year fixed rate in the U.S. had increased to 4.94 percent from 3.95 percent at the beginning of the year. Now that the mortgage rates have reversed course declining 4.4 percent, home value appreciation in the nation’s biggest markets is cooling rapidly. This is a signal that mortgage affordability could improve in the coming months, the analysis forecasts. An estimated 17.5 percent of the median income is required for a mortgage payment on the typical home in the U.S. This has recorded an increase up from 15.4 percent in the last quarter of 2017, however, remains below the historic average of 21 percent from the late 1980s and 1990s, the report revealed. Using this traditional measure of housing affordability, less expensive Midwest markets such as Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Cincinnati top the list. Speaking of income spent by renters, Zillow stated that payments accounted for more than 30 percent of the median income in 13 large U.S. metros, widely considered the standard for unaffordable housing costs. Read the full report here. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Donna Joseph Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Paying the Price for Housing Related Articles Tagged with: Affordability Median Income Mortgage Payment Skylar Olsen Zillow Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Mr. Cooper Grows Servicing Portfolio to $548B Next: Fannie Economist Addresses Jobs Report Impact on Housing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Affordability Median Income Mortgage Payment Skylar Olsen Zillow 2019-03-07 Donna Joseph Subscribe  Print This Post 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 agolast_img read more

Uncertainty Presents Risk to Mortgage Investors

first_img Tagged with: Bloomberg MBS Risk The uncertainty of the presidential election—however long that lasts—is bound to incite interest rate volatility, something that presents a peril to the mortgage-backed securities (MBS) market, according to Christopher Maloney, a market strategist and former portfolio manager who writes for Bloomberg.In October, volatility surged 76%. Last Friday it closed higher than it has since April 23, and experts say it could keep rising. Morgan Stanley analysts called the election “a 2.5 times vol multiplier,” he noted, adding that, “This may hurt MBS investors, as the chance of a borrower having an incentive to refinance is in part a function of interest rate volatility over the life of the loan. Homeowners refinancing mortgages give money back earlier than expected and at par, which would trigger a loss for those who purchased the securities at a premium.”In October, mortgages recorded a positive excess return of 12%, even though they were on a path halfway through the month to produce a loss.Writes Maloney, “The Federal Reserve’s support of the mortgage sector … undoubtedly played a role in helping it to end the month with a gain.”While the index overall ended with an excess-return gain of 12%, “the Fed’s most favored coupon, the UMBS 30-year 2%, saw an excess return of 38%. Of the central bank’s $113 billion MBS purchases last month, that coupon alone made up 46% of the total,” he wrote.Maloney goes on to explain why the current indecision could impact MBS risk in the period to come.”Despite the Fed’s continued support, this presidential election brings with it more uncertainty than any seen in decades. Investors like uncertainty least of all.”MBS analysts at NOMURA warned on Friday that an interest rate volatility hike, post election, is a key near-term risk, according to Maloney, whose article can be read in full on Bloomberg | Quint. Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Home / Daily Dose / Uncertainty Presents Risk to Mortgage Investors Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Uncertainty Presents Risk to Mortgage Investors Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: ‘Shaky’ Economy Hasn’t Slowed Rise in Home Equity Next: Nonprofit Calls on Policymakers to ‘Act Now for Housing’ Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Bloomberg MBS Risk 2020-11-05 Christina Hughes Babb in Daily Dose, Featured, News 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 November 5, 2020 15,376 Views  Print This Post Related Articles Subscribelast_img read more

CODA launches new Manchester service

first_img Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – May 24, 2019 Previous article12 year old charged following disorder in Derry last eveningNext articleDonegal’s biggest multimedia outlet to deliver unrivaled Election coverage News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Loganair’s inaugural flight from the City of Derry Airport to Manchester took off today.The new Manchester service will now run daily.Charlene Shongo, Airport Manager at City of Derry Airport says the Manchester route is evidence of Loganair’s commitment to maintain frequent, conveniently scheduled air services for the airport.She added that; ‘this is a very welcome boost for both the Airport and the wider North West region.’ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter News WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Google+ Facebook Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR CODA launches new Manchester servicelast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday 23rd January

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SHL’s screening online speeds up recruitment

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. SHL’s screening online speeds up recruitmentOn 19 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article SHL has moved its recruitment screening out of assessment centres and onlineto improve and speed up the whole process. The psychometric testing firm believes the move has helped it pick the rightcandidates for jobs as well as reduce staff turnover. Personality, literacy and numeracy tests now form part of the initial onlineapplication process. The company has also posted a realistic job descriptiononline to ensure applicants have a clear perception of what the job entailsbefore applying. Head of recruitment James Bywater said online testing allows his recruitmentteam to spend more time with the best candidates. “Organisations need tobe recruiting the best people and the firms that do this fastest will have anadvantage,” he said. last_img read more