Sun Limited (SUN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Sun Limited (SUN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sun Limited (SUN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sun Limited (SUN.mu) 2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSun Limited engages in the tourism sector of the leisure industry. The company is based in Ebene, the Republic of Mauritius, where it owns and operates six resorts in the Republic of Mauritius, one resort in the Republic of Maldives and also owns two in-house tour operators in France and South Africa. Sun Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius
COVID-19, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Canterbury Cathedral’s bell ‘Harry’ to toll daily for world’s coronavirus victims, frontline workers Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Anglican Communion, Rector Belleville, IL Tags Posted Apr 9, 2020 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Health & Healthcare Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ For the first time in history, the old bell on Canterbury Cathedral’s central tower – known as bell ‘Harry’ – will toll each evening in remembrance of the day’s global victims of coronavirus, and in celebration of the heroism of frontline healthcare staff and other essential workers around the world.In recognition of the unprecedented shared global tragedy of this pandemic, Canterbury Cathedral – the Mother Church of the Worldwide Anglican Communion – will sound bell ‘Harry’ for two minutes at 8pm each evening until the threat of coronavirus recedes. Starting this Maundy Thursday (9th April), the tolling of the bell will be both in remembrance of each day’s victims of coronavirus around the world, and in celebration and recognition of the daily bravery and self-sacrifice of frontline healthcare staff and other essential workers within the UK and internationally.It is hoped that the familiar sound of this bell of the 1,400-year-old Cathedral will be a comfort and source of strength for all who hear it; a symbol of continuity, solidarity and reassurance that we will, as a global community, get through this dark time together.To this end, the Cathedral is encouraging everyone within earshot to record the tolling of the bell from inside their homes each evening and post it online to share with their friends and families wherever they are.The Dean of Canterbury, The Very Rev. Dr Robert Willis, said:“Communities around the world have embraced the idea of clapping hands to thank publicly healthcare staff and other frontline workers at this time. We all know that their vital work is undertaken at great personal risk to themselves. The bell of Canterbury Cathedral will lend its voice to this display of gratitude and also mark a moment to pause and remember those who have died.”The Cathedral’s bell ‘Harry’ will be tolled remotely via a timer, so no staff will be present within the building. read more
You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSIrma Acosta Previous articleCarnesale’s idea leads to Florida Hospital Apopka partnershipNext article45 local children found “forever families” on National Adoption Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR If you could keep yourself and your loved ones from ever being harmed by a serious illness such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease or obesity, wouldn’t you? Most of us would say “yes!” to this question without hesitation. In fact, you can substantially improve your chances of avoiding or beating a serious health challenge thanks to a handful of readily available health screens and vaccinations. Irma Acosta, PA-C, an experienced and bilingual physician assistant at Apopka Family Practice, explains the following eight essential health strategies that can help keep you on the path to wellness.Have an annual physical exam. It’s called an annual physical for a reason – so yes, you should keep your appointment even when you aren’t experiencing a known health problem. “The focus of this appointment is on prevention as opposed to a specific health concern,” says Acosta. It typically includes a head-to-toe physical exam as well as lab work to screen for Type 2 diabetes, renal disease, hepatic disease, elevated cholesterol, thyroid dysfunction and many other things. “When these issues are caught early, the patient can benefit from early intervention,” she explains.Get a colonoscopy after age 50. Everyone above 50 (and some younger people who have a family history of colon cancer) should have this important screening. “Colonoscopy is the best way to screen for colon cancer because if something is found, it can often be removed right then and there,” Acosta says. And if nothing suspicious is found, you can be cleared of the need for screening for the next 10 years!Mammograms are a must. “About one in eight women will get breast cancer, but the chances of survival are good if the disease is caught and treated early,” Acosta notes. That’s why every woman over age 40 should get an annual mammogram.Pap tests save lives. Regular pap tests are recommended for all women starting at age 21 to screen for cervical cancer. “They’re done every three to five years, depending on the patient’s age, until age 65 – but if any abnormalities are detected, annual Pap testing may be needed,” Acosta says.A healthy body needs healthy bones. Osteoporosis causes thinning of the bones and can put you at risk for fractures as you age – but if it’s found, there are treatment options that sometimes will reverse it,” says the physician assistant. That’s why bone density scans are recommended for all women starting at age 65 – and sometimes sooner for those with early-onset menopause or a total hysterectomy.Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate. “A seasonal flu shot can help you avoid getting the flu, or if you do get sick, the severity is much less than without the shot,” Acosta notes. In addition, Zostavax is a shingles vaccine that’s recommended for patients over 60 years old – and two pneumonia vaccines are recommended after the age of 65, given one year apart.Protect the prostate. Men should have a digital rectal exam to screen for prostate cancer every year starting at age 40, plus a lab test called a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) every year starting at age 50. “Most prostate cancer is slow-growing, so patients whose condition is caught and treated early can have a very good prognosis,” Acosta adds.Safeguard your skin. Annual skin cancer screening is recommended, and, says Acosta, you should always be on the lookout for “the A-B-C-D’s of skin cancer.” This means moles or lesions that are asymmetrical, have irregular borders or colors or have a growing diameter.Make an appointment for your next health screening with Irma Acosta, PA-C, at FHMedicalGroup.com, or call (407) 886-1300. Irma Acosta is a certified physician assistant at Apopka Family Practice who is fluent in English and Spanish. Working with Dr. Rae Ringenberg, her clinical specialties include depression, anxiety, weight loss, skin cancer screening and well-woman exams. The practice provides compassionate care for patients ages two years and older, and has same-day appointments and extended office hours. Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply read more
The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Painful Kidney Tumor GoneFrom Florida Hospital – ApopkaNot many doctors give their cellphone numbers to their patients. Then again, there aren’t many doctors who have the relationship Mason Lord and Pablo Gomez, MD, do. When Dr. Gomez, a pediatric urologist at Florida Hospital for Children, first meet Mason in the pediatric emergency department, Mason was a 5-year-old boy who couldn’t urinate without screaming in pain.“He was in excruciating pain, with blood-curdling screams,” says Mason’s mother, Kelly. “To listen to your child in so much pain breaks your heart. We were at our wits’ end, and Dr. Gomez was a godsend.”Dr. Gomez immediately took to the family and made them aware that he was available anytime, day or night, something Kelly says no family doctor had ever done. After an ultrasound, and later a CT scan with contrasts, a tumor was found on Mason’s bladder. Luckily, Mason’s tumor was benign, but because of its location, it was causing unimaginable pain. Dr. Gomez recommended robotic surgery to remove it.“Robotically assisted laparoscopic surgery, in a state-of-the-art center like Florida Hospital for Children,can be extremely beneficial to the patient and family,” explains Dr. Gomez. “We can see things bigger — 10 times bigger in fact — and in 3-D vision. Robotic instruments are controlled by the surgeon at all times and can reproduce all the movements that the human hand has, while maintaining the advantages of minimally invasive surgery, which include less pain, smaller incisions, less bleeding, quicker recovery time and a shorter hospital stay.”Preparing a 5-year-old for surgery can be a difficult task, but the child life services team helped ease Mason’s anxiety by giving him stuffed animals for every visit to the hospital. He named them all Louis. In order to explain the surgery to Mason, nurses used Louis as a test, pointing to the stuffed animal’s bladder so Mason could see that if Louis was going to be OK, he would be too. After a successful surgery, Mason was pain free and home in two days, back to being a normal 5-year-old boy.“We wouldn’t have traded Dr. Gomez and his team for a million dollars,” Kelly says. “His value to us is priceless. He treated us like family and he took our son’s pain away.”Dr. Gomez continues to observe Mason to ensure the tumor does not come back, but for now he says the boy is like new. TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaRobotic Surgery Previous articleToday is National Walnut DayNext articleApopka Amphitheatre lands Country Legend Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. read more
CopyHousing•Villa Allende, Argentina Save this picture!© Gonzalo Viramonte+ 22 Share Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785866/conjunto-acacias-tectum-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Conjunto Acacias / Tectum ArchitectureSave this projectSaveConjunto Acacias / Tectum Architecture ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785866/conjunto-acacias-tectum-architecture Clipboard Year: Conjunto Acacias / Tectum Architecture CopyAbout this officeTectum ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingVilla AllendeArgentinaPublished on April 22, 2016Cite: “Conjunto Acacias / Tectum Architecture” 22 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Greece Vora Villas / K-Studio Houses Architects: K-Studio Area Area of this architecture project 2018 Vora Villas / K-StudioSave this projectSaveVora Villas / K-Studio Year: Projects Dimitris Karampatakis, Marianna Stavridou, Georgia Mouratidou, Fay Milona, Marilena Stavrakaki, Thodoris Kantarelis Photographs “COPY” ArchDaily Area: 265 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Imerovigli, Greece “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910777/vora-villas-k-studio Clipboard Manufacturers: Cocoon, Vagenas, Delta Marbles, Vokos Photographs: Mirto Iatropoulou, Ståle Eriksen, Claus Brechenmacher Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910777/vora-villas-k-studio Clipboard Main Contractor:XKS StathakopoulosMetal Works:Omnia, Antonis KonstantonisWood Works:Kapraras GeorgeWindow/Door Frames:Drosos KoufomataCity:ImerovigliCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ståle EriksenRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. Our brief was to design a small boutique hotel on a dramatic site on the edge of the volcano of Santorini. The client, a native of the island, had a vision and determination that drove the project from beginning to end, and gave us the opportunity to push the concept and its realization to the very edge, in all senses. The result is a truly unique and dramatic design that celebrates the inherent energy of our client, the architectural traditions of the island, and the intensity of the hotel’s crater-edge location.Save this picture!© Ståle EriksenThe steep inclination of the relatively small site called for innovative solutions to the challenges of circulation and layout but also allowed for the spectacular views and vistas at every turn. A sharp-edged channel of grey volcanic rock paves the way down from the entrance and reception point at the top of the site, twisting you and ricocheting you from angled wall to angled wall, slicing a soft white mass into 3 separate and unique villas. The villas are neat, compact and dynamic, taking on a sculpted form when juxtaposed against the straight edge of the volcanic rock path and retaining walls.Save this picture!© Mirto IatropoulouSave this picture!Save this picture!© Ståle EriksenTraditionally the houses in such villages are small, cramped and overlooked. To provide a high-end experience our ambition was to make space for the guests and give them as much privacy as we could. The renovation of the original cave-villa retains its characteristic layout, of three rooms that move in succession deeper into the rock. Literally carved out of the mountain the curves of the vaulted ceilings soften the shadows, removing sharp lines and blending it into the darker space towards the back of the plan. Views and light are exploited in the façade but the cooler, darker space further back invites guests to retreat from the oppressive heat outside. This villa sits above the 2 newly constructed villas which slice its linear plan in half, stacking one on top of the other so that each villa features an upper level of living space and a lower level of bedroom space. This arrangement allows for light and view to dominate in all areas and with each villa carefully angled to take in the sunset from a unique viewpoint, guests’ privacy is also maintained.Save this picture!© Ståle EriksenThe 2 driving forces behind our concept were the volcanic rock and the traditional local vernacular. We wanted to reveal and control the drama and thrill of the site whilst securing guests with comfort, privacy, and a relaxed lifestyle. We worked with the natural volcanic rock to cut routes through the site and to retain its boundaries and with charred wood and blackened gun-metal to highlight the power of nature within the villas. We then juxtaposed these with the soft curves of the traditional ‘Aspa’ render and white lime wash finish and introduced lighter stone finishes and naturally pale linens to bring a balancing sense of cool and calm the interiors.Save this picture!© Ståle EriksenGuests experience a series of carefully choreographed contrasts – the wide open exposure to the sun and view against the cool darkness of the cave rock; black volcanic rock and burned finishes against cool white curves and calming pale textures – dark with light, sharp with soft, drama with total relaxation. The hotel is intense and complex, yet laid out with clarity and designed with authenticity.Save this picture!© Ståle EriksenProject gallerySee allShow lessInternational READY.SET Design CompetitionBuilt Projects & Masterplans2019 Sherwin-Williams Student Design ChallengeIdeas Share Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Mirto Iatropoulou+ 32Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeK-StudioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesImerovigliGreecePublished on February 07, 2019Cite: “Vora Villas / K-Studio” 07 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
72 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 March 2004 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. ThanQ.org should not be confused with thankq.co.uk, the site promoting the thankQ database for charities developed by Loughborough-based ESiT. However, both thankQ.org and thankq.co.uk use a red logo with lower case letters followed by a capital Q. Which could get quite confusing… Charitydiscounts.org, the Web-based resource that offers charity staff and volunteers discounts on consumer products and services, is rebranding as thanQ.org.Charitydiscounts.org was launched four weeks ago by Charity Logistics and Brinc Ltd. It reports that 1,000 people have already signed up to take advantage of the benefits.It is now rebranding itself as thanQ.org and it will promote that domain name rather than charitydiscounts.org, although the latter address will continue to function. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Volunteering Charitydiscounts.org rebrands as thanQ.org read more
NewsLocal NewsShannon Airport soars as they host engineering and technology eventBy Staff Reporter – February 27, 2018 1123 Facebook Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TAGSengineeringITLGMatthew ThomasShannon airportTechnology Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuilding Linkedin Email Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins Previous article#BREAKING Emergency operation at Gardens InternationalNext articleTwo Limerick teenagers return from study visit to Malawi Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Rose Hynes, Chairman Shannon Group and Niall Maloney. Picture: Alan Place.Shannon Airport will become a hub of a different kind this week when over 2,500 students are expected to touch down at the airport over the course of Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd March for events aimed at stimulating interest in engineering and technology.Speaking ahead of the events, Rose Hynes, Chairman, Shannon Group said: “We are proud to be hosting two events aimed at inspiring young people towards innovation and entrepreneurship. Seeing the talent, creativity and innovation culture at work at these events is always inspirational.”Quick turnarounds at Shannon will extend from the runway to the terminal building as it hosts major events over consecutive days that will inspire and educated second level students interested in technology and engineering.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Said Shannon Group CEO Matthew Thomas: “Airports can be exciting places, but the events on Thursday and Friday are going to take it to a new level. We are delighted to host events which put the focus firmly on young people and encouraging them to reach for the stars and fulfill their potential.”On Thursday evening much of the departures area will give way to an expected 1,500 students attending one of the high point of Engineers Week when the Limerick for Engineering Showcase takes place.Young ITLG event Shannon Airport. Picture: Alan Place.Thursday’s Limerick for Engineering Showcase is all about promoting careers in engineering as secondary school students get a chance to meet more than 30 companies based in the region that will give them an insight into the exciting opportunities that a career in engineering offers.The event runs from 6pm to 9pm.A quick turnaround afterwards will see the departures area transformed for the ITLG event, which will see students from across the country converge on the airport for an event focused on innovating and developing new solutions that will shape the way we live in the future.The ITLG Young Innovators Challenge, which is in partnership with Shannon Airport, LIT, Aer Lingus and the Department of Foreign Affairs, will see second level students pitch their ideas to leading Irish investors and RTE ‘Dragons’ Barry O’Sullivan, Gavin Duffy, Chanelle McCoy, Eleanor McEvoy, and Alison Cowzer. The winning team walks away with a dream trip of a lifetime to San Francisco from where they will travel to Silicon Valley to meet with some of its fastest growing tech startups as well as innovation stalwarts like Google and Intel.More local news here. Print One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport WhatsApp Advertisement read more
Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: March 12Next articleUPDATE: City continues withholding records admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – March 12, 2018 WhatsApp Local NewsCrime OPD names February Officer of the Month Facebook Twitter Cpl. Steve Fuentes Home Local News Crime OPD names February Officer of the Month The Odessa Police Department has named its February Officer of the Month for his commitment to being a part of the community as a police officer.Cpl. Steve Fuentes was recognized by OPD after he took time during his shift with his training officer to play a pick-up game of basketball with a group of kids and interact with the residents in the neighborhood he patrols.“It’s not something I expected,” Fuentes said about being named Officer of the Month. “I love my job, and I come to do my job and someone recognized that I was doing good work.”Fuentes said he was proud of the recognition he has received.“There’s a sense of pride knowing the job you’re doing is being recognized,” he said. “You’re setting the example for others to emulate.”Fuentes and his trainee, Probationary Police Officer Nicholas Moore, were called about a juvenile problem in the 900 block of Monahans Street, an OPD news release stated. Upon arrival, they saw no disturbance, so Fuentes and Moore got out and played a pick-up game of 2-on-2 basketball with the kids.As they were playing, more children came out to join their game, and Fuentes said they received words of encouragement from several adults in the area.“I just tried to put myself in their shoes,” Fuentes said about playing basketball with the kids.Fuentes said he thinks community interaction, while it’s only one factor, plays an important role in improving relationships between police and the people they serve.“I think it’s a step in the right direction,” he said.Fuentes, born and raised in Fort Stockton, has been with OPD for the last four years, serves the Operations Bureau, Patrol Shift B as a Field Training Officer and is also a member of the OPD SWAT Team. Facebook Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Pinterest Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Police searching for man connected to hit and run Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionFruit Salad to Die ForHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay read more
Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Freddie Mac Mortgage Portfolio 2016-05-27 Brian Honea Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac Exceeds Portfolio Reduction Goal May 27, 2016 1,262 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Freddie Mac Mortgage Portfolio Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Previous: Where is the Middle Ground in NPL Sales Guidelines? Next: Counsel’s Corner: Complying With CFPB Consent Orders Click here to view the complete April Monthly Volume Summary. Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Freddie Mac reported that it has already exceeded the 2016 goal for reducing its mortgage-related investments portfolio only a third of the way through the month, according to Freddie Mac’s April 2016 Monthly Volume Summary released this week.The mortgage-related investments portfolio for Freddie Mac contracted at an annual rate of 22.4 percent in April (which calculates to an over-the-month decline of about $6.4 billion). The contraction left the aggregate unpaid principal balance of the portfolio at $333.5 billion as of the end of April, which is nearly $6 billion lower than the 2016 cap of $339.3 billion, which is the amount the portfolio must reach by the end of the year as part of its required reduction. Freddie Mac’s fellow GSE, Fannie Mae, met its year-end goal for reducing its mortgage portfolio last month.The value of Freddie Mac’s mortgage-related investments portfolio has declined by approximately $72 billion since the end of March 2015, when the aggregate UPB of the portfolio was $405.6 billion. For the first four months of 2015, the portfolio has contracted at an average rate of 11.6 percent and has contracted in all but two of the last 13 months (December and January).Freddie Mac’s single-family refinance-loan purchase and guarantee volume for April was $14.9 billion, which represented 57 percent of total single-family mortgage portfolio purchases or issuances during the month. Relief refinance mortgages comprised about 8 percent of Freddie Mac’s total single-family refinance volume in April. The serious delinquency rate on mortgages backed by Freddie Mac declined by another 5 basis points from March to April, down to 1.15 percent.The number of loan modifications completed on Freddie Mac-backed loans totaled 3,687 in April, which brings the year-to-date total (as of April 30) up to 14,597.Freddie Mac reported a net loss of $354 million in the first quarter, which was its second in the last three quarters. The reduction of the mortgage portfolio and the wind-down of the GSEs’ capital buffer, which is required to be at zero by January 1, 2018, is likely to result in more calls for GSE reform as the Obama Administration draws to a close. Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Freddie Mac Exceeds Portfolio Reduction Goal read more