Ireland’s journey from despair to triumph against New Zealand

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Cutting edge: Rob Kearney makes a break against New Zealand. Photo: InphoAs the media sat behind glass in the home of the Chicago Bears NFL franchise, the US commentary was played, very different to sitting out in the elements in Lansdowne Road or Twickenham. The commentators marvelled at Kearney’s ability under the high ball describing it as “magical” and saying he was giving Ben Smith “a clinic”.A congratulatory message would later be sent from Kearney’s distant cousin, United States Vice President Joe Biden from the official @VP Twitter account.Then there was captain Rory Best helping to break down the All Blacks pack. His stoic yet crest fallen appearance in the post-match mixed zone in Hamilton was in total opposition to the jovial figure sitting beside Joe Schmidt after Ireland finally ended 111 years of hurt against New Zealand.In the bowels of Soldier Field, Johnny Sexton waved at the media as he filed by, not speaking on this occasion but with a broad smile telling his story. Again, seemingly a world and an era away from Hamilton.Bad memory: Johnny Sexton looks dejected after the 2012 defeat in Hamilton. Photo: Getty ImagesOne of the broadest smiles at the Waikato Stadium back in 2012 came from a 21-year-old Beauden Barrett following his All Blacks debut. Despite being the third-choice out-half during that series, he helped orchestrate that drubbing of Ireland after an early injury to Aaron Cruden. He played with fearlessness and utter joie de vie – unusual from a ten on the international stage.In Chicago, another out-half making his debut from the bench showed a similar fearlessness. Joey Carbery, who moved to Ireland from New Zealand as a child, was on the field for a much shorter spell than Barrett in Waikato but he still impressed.Four-and-a-half years is a long time in sport – Robbie Henshaw was sitting his Leaving Cert exams during that tour to New Zealand to add a little perspective. Yet looking from the outside one cannot help but wonder if the mental resilience needed to close out the game was first sparked by that horrible Hamilton night and later grown by 2013’s close encounter, with Conor Murray, Andrew Trimble, Donnacha Ryan, Cian Healy and Sean Cronin joining Best, Kearney and Sexton as veterans from the Hamilton match-day squad. Best advice: Rory Best talks to his Ireland team after their historic win. Photo: Inpho Did Ireland’s hammering in Hamilton in 2012 lead to the cheering in Chicago in 2016?center_img If you had the supernatural ability to tell both Kiwi and Irish fans back in Hamilton what would transpire at Soldier Field on 5 November 2016, their reply may have been: “How bizarre!”For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. By Kate RowanWhile standing in a dusty car park in the Chicago suburb of Bridgeview, Illinois last Friday night, waiting for a shuttle to the “L” Train – the message “Go Cubs, Go!” digitally displayed on the front of the waiting buses, I was transported to a very different city on the other side of the world.With a population of a little more than 161,000, Hamilton, New Zealand may seem in stark contrast to the American metropolis with 2.7m residents. The bulk of the crowd in the snaking queue post-match were Kiwis in flying form after the Maori All Blacks had ruthlessly cut through the USA Eagles’ defence to win 54-7 and one of the standout players was wing James Lowe, who danced through would-be American tacklers.Lowe, of course, plays for the Hamilton-based Chiefs. So the city had come to mind before a group of young Kiwi fans started to go through the great New Zealand songbook thanks to a portable speaker, starting with OMC’s How Bizarre.Then came a raucous singalong to early 1990s Kiwi cult classic The Exponents’ Why Does Love Do This To Me, which features a chorus repeating the phrase “I don’t know”. As one of the Kiwis shouted “Aw, bro, they always play this at the Waikato Stadium”, I was fully transported back to that small North Island city.Famous field: Chicago’s Soldier Field hosted two big games over the weekend. Photo: Getty ImagesI remember my thoughts echoing the song “I don’t know” when it was played during what would become dubbed the “Hamilton horror show” as Ireland were mercilessly throttled 60-0 by the All Blacks in the third Test of their June 2012 tour.In the context of the upcoming fixture between Ireland and New Zealand the following afternoon – and in the aftermath of Ireland’s historic win – it would have been much more obvious and rational to draw comparison with Ireland’s heart-breaking near-miss at the Aviva Stadium in November 2013.Yet, despite the early exchanges at Soldier Field suggesting that Ireland would fare much better than a 60-0 loss, the memory of that night in Hamilton continued to linger. Perhaps it was because some of the survivors of that dark night for Irish rugby were the men leading the way on the field in Chicago.Rob Kearney was sin-binned in Hamilton after what was a frustrating night for the then European Player of the Year. There had been much debate over Kearney’s inclusion at full-back for the Chicago fixture, but the Leinsterman is one of those special players who has the sort of mindset, combined with natural talent, that can elevate his game to a whole other level under tremendous pressure on the greatest stage.last_img read more

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Mike Blair names 17 uncapped players for Scotland summer Tests

first_img Glasgow’s Rory Darge in Rainbow Cup action (Getty Images) Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. As well as Lions call-up, other names not included are senior stars Fraser Brown, Stuart McInally, and Jonny Gray who will all enjoy a rest over the summer.Scotland will choose from the 37 to face England A away on 27 June, and then a smaller group will head out for the Romania and Georgia Tests on 10 and 17 July.Forwards: Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks), Nick Auterac (Northampton Saints), Josh Bayliss (Bath), Simon Berghan (Edinburgh), Jamie Bhatti (Bath), Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh), David Cherry (Edinburgh), Alex Craig (Gloucester), Luke Crosbie (Edinburgh), Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors), Rory Darge (Glasgow Warriors), Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Cameron Henderson (Leicester Tigers), Robin Hislop (Doncaster Knights), Jamie Hodgson (Edinburgh), Oli Kebble (Glasgow Warriors), Kiran McDonald (Glasgow Warriors), Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh), Javan Sebastian (Scarlets), Sam Skinner (Exeter Chiefs), Grant Stewart (Glasgow Warriors), George Turner (Glasgow Warriors).Backs: Jack Blain (Edinburgh), Jamie Dobie (Glasgow Warriors), Cole Forbes (Glasgow Warriors), Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors), George Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Damien Hoyland (Edinburgh), Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh), James Lang (Harlequins), Rufus McLean (Glasgow Warriors), Matt Scott (Leicester Tigers), Charlie Shiel (Edinburgh), Scott Steele (Harlequins), Kyle Steyn (Glasgow Warriors), Ross Thompson (Glasgow Warriors), Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors).Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The interim head coach names group to face England A, Romania and Georgia Mike Blair names 17 uncapped players for Scotland summer TestsScotland have named a 37-man squad for Test matches against England A, Romania and Georgia this summer. Edinburgh back-rower Jamie Ritchie has been listed as captain with Stuart Hogg on his way to South Africa with the British & Irish Lions, and there are 17 uncapped players named. Assistant coach Mike Blair takes charge of the national team with head coach Gregor Townsend away with the Lions and does so without eight regulars, who are also off to South Africa. The uncapped players are Glasgow Warriors Rory Darge, Jamie Dobie, Rufus McLean, Sione Tuipulotu, Kiran McDonald, Cole Forbes and Ross Thompson. Edinburgh see Luke Crosbie, Charlie Shiel, Jack Blain and Jamie Hodgson involved. Bath back-rower Josh Bayliss is there, as is Ewan Ashman of Sale Sharks, Northampton Saints prop Nick Auterac, Javan Sebastian of Scarlets, Robin Hislop of Doncaster Knights, and Leicester Tiger Cameron Henderson. Captain material @Jamie_T_Ritchie pic.twitter.com/98JZdQQu3s— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) June 1, 2021last_img read more

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Take a break from your fundraising – it’s the law

first_img Howard Lake | 3 March 2007 | News Take a break from your fundraising – it’s the law UK employers must not just allow employees to have a break during the day, they must make sure that they can do so, according to new Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) ./guidance highlighted by Sandy Adirondack in her latest legal update email.According to Adirondack, the DTI’s ./guidance previously indicated that employers did not have to require workers to take their daily or weekly break entitlement under the Working Time Regulations 1998.The change in ./guidance followed a ruling on the issue last year in the European Court of Justice. The DTI ./guidance now says that “employers must make sure that workers can take their rest”. Advertisement  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Time for all charities to defend face-to-face, says PFRA’s Aldridge

first_img Howard Lake | 30 September 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Time for all charities to defend face-to-face, says PFRA’s Aldridge Tackling charity sector ‘naysayers’Who does he believe should take up his challenge? The larger, trusted and respected charities that have benefited from this method for more than 10 years should be at the front of the queue. So too should those senior fundraisers and fundraising advisers whose reputation means other fundraisers look to them for inspiration and leadership.Aldridge took to task those charities, fundraisers and fundraising consultants who publicly criticised F2F, and suggested charities were wrong to use the medium. While he welcomed constructive criticism of the method, he said “the level of – I can only really call it ‘slagging off’ – that F2F receives from some of our so-called colleagues from other fundraising disciplines is intolerable and we are calling time on it today”.He criticised those digital and direct marketing fundraisers and agencies that sniped against F2F with tweets such as “it’s a shame there isn’t a TPS for ‘chuggers’”. He argued that “F2F is the most successful form of individual fundraising of the last decade”. It was transparent about its costs, and worked on a pay-per-donor basis, he told delegates, unlike methods such as direct mail, press advertising, and DRTV, all of which involved some “upfront fee irrespective of how successful the campaign ends up being.”For those fundraisers from different disciplines who thought they could shirk the issue, or join in “the bear-baiting of highly visible F2F”, he warned: “it’s professional fundraising per se that the public doesn’t understand, and therefore doesn’t like…“One day, the media will tire of F2F and they’ll come after another methodology instead”.Opportunity for all types of fundraisingAldridge ended his passionate address with a positive call to action. As charities face impending cuts from the government and all that those entail for levels of donations, while experiencing an increased demand for their services, the fundraising sector is presented with an excellent opportunity, in his view.This was “to once and for all nail the lie that charity fundraising is waste not investment; to nail the lie that charity fundraisers are half-arsed amateurs deluded by fly-by-night agencies, rather than the competent professionals you are: to nail the lie that ‘charity’ still means ‘well-meaning but ineffective’ rather than efficient and impact-focussed.“This is the time, right here, right now, when the fundraising community has to draw a line in the sand and say, with one voice – we are the cause: without us, not a penny is raised and not a jot is achieved”He argued that we must respect our different methodologies, respect healthy diversity of opinion, respect informed debate about facts, around cost-per-acquisition, or retention; but “we will no longer tolerate lies, slander, misreporting or just sheer bloody lazy reporting”.www.pfra.org.uk Mick Aldridge, CEO of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA), has called on the charity sector and fundraisers to start standing up for face-to-face fundraising.Speaking in London this afternoon at the Institute of Fundraising’s first Conference on face-to-face fundraising, Aldridge issued an open challenge to delegates: “will someone finally take up the mantle of “charity F2F champion”?” he asked. The PFRA has argued the case for this method of fundraising for over 10 years, but it is a regulator and not a trade association, so has to be careful to maintain a balance between championing the method and ensuring that its charity members comply with its code of practice.It was time for charities to take a more robust approach to defending this method of fundraising, he argued. “It is you who will benefit from this methodology, it is you who must be prepared to justify, champion and defend your use of it should you ever be called upon to do so”, he said.He added: “Because you will be”.Newsnight ‘investigation’ into face-to-faceHe pointed to BBC TV’s Newsnight programme last month on face to face as “the perfect opportunity for the sector to rally round and definitively, robustly and collectively defend its use of F2F fundraising”. This opportunity was, however, “squandered”, he said, because only one charity out of around 30 approached was willing publicly to support the approach on the programme.He acknowledged that the Newsnight researchers were not willing or able to put F2F in context: “All they wanted to do was promote their own spin that charities should not pay agencies to carry out F2F. They were completely uncomprehending and indifferent to the fact, frequently repeated by me in the interview I gave, that all fundraising costs money…”Yet despite the programme’s slant, “it was still an opportunity for the public to see a senior officer of a charity, senior fundraiser or chief executive, putting our side of the story, convincingly, for once” he suggested.Charities’ brands will have more impact“Hearing these arguments delivered by charities themselves will lend them far more weight and moral authority than the PFRA alone can ever give them”.“Bottom line is”, Aldridge told the conference, “it is all your brands the fundraisers are out there wearing too – not the PFRA’s; not that of an individual PFO; not even just that of whichever charity is the target of that particular journo that particular day”. Advertisementcenter_img  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Individual giving PFRA 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.last_img read more

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Lords Select Committee inquiry into charitable sector opens

first_img  86 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Tagged with: governance Lords Select Committee inquiry into charitable sector opens AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 The Lords Select Committee on Charities has formally launched its inquiry into the charitable sector.The Committee was formally appointed on 25th May to investigate the sustainability of the charity sector, and the challenges of charity governance, and has now launched its Call for Evidence.Areas that the Committee are asking for submissions about, and will explore throughout the inquiry include:The main pressures currently faced by charities, and the impact these pressures haveThe skills required to lead and manage a charityThe role trustees should play in the performance and effectiveness of a charityThe role of national and local Government with the charitable sectorThe role of the Charity CommissionCharities’ accountability to their beneficiaries, their donors, and the general publicEffective delivery of servicesCurrent challenges to the financial sustainability of charitiesInnovation, particularly in the digital realmThe deadline to submit evidence is 5th September: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/charities-committee/Baroness Pitkeathley, chair of the Committee, said:“We are looking to understand the pressures faced across the sector and the opportunities that exist for charities of all sizes. We will make recommendations to the UK Government, and to others, which we hope help ease these pressures and support these opportunities and to make sure that the charitable sector in England and Wales is sustainable for many years to come.” Advertisementcenter_img Melanie May | 27 July 2016 | News  85 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Call for entries for ChangeStar Charity Calendar 2020

first_imgCall for entries for ChangeStar Charity Calendar 2020  332 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: Events About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Advertisement ChangeStar is inviting charities to submit its events to the ChangeStar Charity Calendar: a UK list of fundraising and awareness events for 2020.The ChangeStar Charity Calendar provides a free way for charities to promote their events online to the public.It features over 100 events, and has been running for five years. Charities of all sizes have used it, from Macmillan Cancer Support and UNICEF to local charities. Some of the best-known fundraising events in the UK are listed, such as the London Marathon, The Great North Run and Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.Charities can list up to five events free of charge. These can be sponsored challenge events, such as runs, bike rides and treks, ‘sacrifice’ challenges such as giving up alcohol or chocolate and awareness days such as Fairtrade Fortnight and International Women’s Day.Lizzie Quill, Triathlon Challenge, Events Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support: “I noticed that 1.92% of our traffic for IRONMAN UK came from changestar.co.uk.” For more exposure, charities can also take out a Featured Listing or Advert.Charities can submit their entries now by completing the form at https://www.changestar.co.uk/charity-calendar/add-event. Melanie May | 4 February 2020 | News  333 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

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Labor, youth protest right-wing governor

first_imgJan. 5 protest.Photo: NC AFL-CIORaleigh, N.C. — On Jan. 5, activists gathered in Raleigh to protest the inauguration of the new ultra-right-wing Republican governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, and to draw attention to his appointment of Art Pope as the state’s chief budget writer. Protesters referred to Pope as McCrory’s “Puppet Master” during a mock public ceremony swearing him in as North Carolina’s new “Shadow Governor and the state’s real chief executive.” The protest was organized by North Carolina Student Power Union, Progress NC, and NC AFL-CIO.According to campaign finance reports, Pope, his family and family business donated nearly $600,000 to the Pat McCrory Committee, the Republican Party and other conservative political groups which helped elect Pat McCrory.In addition, Pope-backed groups, including Americans for Prosperity, Civitas Action and Real Jobs NC, spent more than $1.4 million on 2012 campaigns in North Carolina — much of that on behalf of Pat McCrory. Pope’s return on his investment in McCrory is being able to use his new Shadow Governor’s position to wield power behind, in front of and all around the throne.Pope, McCrory and the Republicans, who have a super-majority in both state chambers, have a very clear agenda: major budget cuts and austerity for all public services, further stripping of rights from public workers and further dismantling of public education and the general welfare of the state, which will be undermined to benefit the richest few.Americans for Prosperity has already proposed making a constitutional amendment for “right-to-work” and denial of the right to collective bargaining for public sector workers, even though both are already state law. Also on the chopping block are the democratic rights to vote, women’s rights and much more.After the mock swearing-in ceremony, protesters marched directly to the state Capitol building, where the inauguration was occurring, which was heavily guarded by the police and closed to the public.Protesters formed a picket line in the driveway, chanting, “Hey hey, ho ho, Art Pope has got to go!” and “Wake up, wake up, we want freedom, freedom! Tell that dirty Art Pope, we don’t need em, need em!” McCrory’s motorcade was forced to leave near the protesters. Many more actions will follow Pope and McCrory in the near future.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Portland, Oregon, J20

first_imgOver 1,000 demonstrators marched in downtown Portland, Ore., blocking a major four-lane street and protesting a year of Donald Trump’s racist, misogynist, white supremacist policies. They danced alongside a marching band, yelling rhythmic chants including, “Get up get! Get down! There’s a people’s movement in this town!” and “From Palestine to the Philippines, stop the U.S. war machine! From Honduras to the Philippines, stop the U.S. war machine!” Workers World Party members joined the strong, International League of People’s Struggle contingent.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Housing and Mortgage Outlook: Expect Declines in 2014

first_img January 22, 2014 1,023 Views About Author: Krista Franks Brock Housing and Mortgage Outlook: Expect Declines in 2014 Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Delinquency Rate Fitch Ratings Foreclosure Timelines Home Prices Mortgage Rates Shadow Inventory Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Delinquency Rate Fitch Ratings Foreclosure Timelines Home Prices Mortgage Rates Shadow Inventory 2014-01-22 Krista Franks Brock Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Following a year of fast-paced appreciation, Fitch Ratings expects home price gains to slow to a more moderate pace in 2014 in the United States, according to its Global Housing and Mortgage Outlook released Tuesday. The ratings agency also predicts mortgage volume will decline and delinquencies and shadow inventory will decrease, albeit slowly, while liquidation timelines continue to rise.Home prices will continue to rise on the winds of “market momentum, the effects of inflation, the improving economy, and a return of buyers attracted by signs of stabilization,” according to Fitch.However, rising mortgage rates and increasing inventory will temper price gains this year, the ratings agency said in its report.At a national level, prices are about 15 percent overvalued, according to Fitch. A few markets in western states are leading this trend with home price growth outpacing income and other economic factors. For example, price-to-rent and price-to-income ratios in San Francisco have risen almost 25 percent since early 2012, Fitch explained.Because of these trends, “Fitch remains concerned about regional overvaluation,” the ratings agency stated in its report.While affordability remains high overall, Fitch says affordability will slip somewhat this year. One contributing factor is rising mortgage rates, which will likely reach 5 percent in 2014, according to Fitch’s predictions. The ratings agency says rising interest rates will also contribute to “a substantial decrease” in lending this year.Prepayments will “remain at lower levels than historical averages for the next several years” as interest rates rise and refinances become less favorable, according to the ratings agency.On the other hand, purchase loans will grow over the next few years, Fitch said, adding that the government will “continue to dominate market issuance through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”Although “a return to historic levels of arrears is not expected in the near future,” Fitch noted that recently-originated loans are performing strongly.Long liquidation timelines, especially in judicial states, mean today’s shadow inventory will be slow to dissipate. While the industry’s shadow inventory will continue its current pace of decline for several years, Fitch says it will take about five years to work through the current volume of homes that make up the shadow inventory.Housing starts have begun to pick up, and Fitch expects them to continue to rise, but they will be vulnerable to price corrections.While U.S. prices will continue to rise this year, Fitch expects home prices in its northern neighbor to remain flat or fall slightly. This is due to Canada’s “cautious lending policies driven by government measures,” the ratings agency explained.Fitch harbors a mostly favorable outlook for the housing markets in all 17 countries covered in its Global Housing and Mortgage Outlook.  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Featured / Housing and Mortgage Outlook: Expect Declines in 2014 Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. center_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, Loss Mitigation, Market Studies, News, REO, Secondary Market, Story Crawl Previous: Stewart Continues Expansion of Capital Markets Group with Hiring of New Director Next: CFPB Averts Costly Closing Delays with Revisions to Final Disclosure Rule Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Junior Cert exam to be phased out over the next 8 years

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By News Highland – October 4, 2012 Google+ Facebook Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme center_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp The current Junior Certificate examination process is to be phased out over the next eight years.It will be replaced with continuous assessements and a test carried out by individual schools – rather than a State exam.The radical shake-up of the system – announced by the Education Minsiter Ruairi Quinn this afternoon – was drawn up by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.The introduction of the new junior cycle programme will begin in September 2014. Junior Cert exam to be phased out over the next 8 years Facebook News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleOireachtas Transport Committee to meet to discuss Fisher ReportNext articleDonegal Gaeltacht groups still out thousands following MFG collapse News Highland Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

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