Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 presentation results for the second quarter.For more information about Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) 2009 presentation results for the second quarter.Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Zambia Reinsurance PLC (PRIMA.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Zambia Reinsurance PLC (PRIMA.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia Reinsurance PLC (PRIMA.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia Reinsurance PLC (PRIMA.zm) 2016 annual report.Company ProfileZambia Reinsurance PLC, formerly known as Prima Reinsurance is a wholly-owned reinsurance company providing products and solutions in the domestic and business sector in Zambia. The company underwrites classes of marine and non-marine reinsurances, which includes fire, motor, engineering, aviation, agricultural and work-related accidents. Reinsurance is the practice of insurers transferring portions of risk portfolios to other parties by some form of agreement to reduce the likelihood of having to pay a large obligation resulting from an insurance claim. The company is also licensed to reinsure life assurance products. Prima Re is fully-owned and promoted by a group of Zambian Professionals and entrepreneurs. It was incorporated in 2006 as a public limited company and was the first reinsurance company to enter the Zambian marketplace. Prima Reinsurance Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange
“We didn’t take the decision likely at all and we do appreciate that for nations like Fiji the money is important,” Reid insists. “But in the scheme of things, we decided it was time. We have been the only tournament to pay prize money and perhaps that gave us an edge, but we took the decision that now is the time to finish it.”For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Guest appearance: The Proclaimers perform on day two of the 2016 Hong Kong sevensThe union did look at removing prize money from the Hong Kong sevens last year, however, with their plans to professionalise their 15s programme still to be fully realised, they still provided a cash prize to last year’s winners, Fiji.With some poorer unions seeing the prize as an ideal way to subsidise their athletes’ income, and with Fiji in particular strong performers every year who had given around 90% of their prize money to the players in 2015 after their victory, it is a decision that may have significant impact on players’ finances. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Cheque please: The Fiji players celebrate winning the 2015 Hong Kong sevens and their cash prize There will be no prize money for the winners of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong sevens this year.Previously, the victors received a winning bonus of US$150k from the host union, but this season the cash prize has been taken off the table.Hong Kong has traditionally been the only leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series to offer a prize to the winners – after beginning the practise in the 80s –but with the Hong Kong Rugby Union investing in other areas of the game, they felt it prudent to cease providing the financial incentive.Vern Reid, CEO of the HKRU, tells Rugby World of the decision: “The situation is now, with the Union, that we have rapidly expanded our operations both professionally – with our full-time 15s squad – and we’ve put a lot more resources into the community. So that, combined with the fact there’s now professional players being paid well on the circuit, plus the opportunity to play in the Olympics and investment into sports institutes to make players better – all those things tell us really that prize money is becoming obsolete.”
Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Rt. Rev. Justin Welby. Photo/Bishop Auckland[Episcopal News Service] Luego de meses de expectativa y especulación de los medios de prensa, la oficina del Primer Ministro británico confirmó el 9 de noviembre que la Reina había aprobado la nominación de Justin Welby, obispo de la Diócesis de Durham como el 105º. Arzobispo de Cantórbery.Como el 105º. Arzobispo, en una sucesión que se extiende por más de 1400 años, Welby asumirá el papel multifacético de líder espiritual de la Comunión Anglicana, Primado de toda Inglaterra y obispo de la Diócesis de Cantórbery.Los obispos de la Iglesia de Inglaterra son nombrados en lugar de ser electos, [mediante un proceso] en el cual los 16 miembros de la Comisión de Nominaciones de la Corona (http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/2403/outline-of-procedures-for-the-appointment-of-an-archbishop-of-canterbury) somete dos nombres —un candidato favorito y un segundo candidato— a la oficina del Primer Ministro del Reino Unido, quien luego busca la aprobación del monarca británico, que es el supremo gobernador de la Iglesia de Inglaterra.Antes de su ordenación al presbiterado en 1992, Welby estudio derecho e historia en la Universidad de Cambridge y luego pasó 11 años como ejecutivo de la industria petrolera. Después de una década en el ministerio parroquial, fue nombrado canónigo residente, y luego subdeán de la catedral de Coventry. Fue deán de la catedral de Liverpool de 2007 a 2011.Como obispo de Durham, la cuarta sede en orden jerárquico de la Iglesia de Inglaterra, a la cual fue consagrado en octubre de 2011, Welby accedió automáticamente a un escaño en la Cámara de los Lores.Welby, de 56 años, sucederá al Rvdmo. Rowan Williams, quien abandonará el cargo a fines de este año luego de haber servido como 104º. Arzobispo de Cantórbery desde febrero de 2003. Williams ha aceptado un nuevo cargo como director del Colegio de la Magdalena en Cambridge.La entronización de Welby, como el 105º. Arzobispo de Cantórbery tendrá lugar el 21 de marzo de 2013, en la catedral de Cantórbery.Welby es casado con Caroline y tiene cinco hijos, de 16 a 27 años de edad.“No creo que nadie pueda estar más sorprendido que yo del resultado de este proceso”, dijo Welby, según un comunicado de prensa del Palacio de Lambeth. “Ha sido una experiencia el leer más acerca de mí de lo que yo mismo sabía. Ser nominado a Cantórbery es, al mismo tiempo, abrumador y asombroso. Es abrumador debido a aquellos a los que sigo y la responsabilidad que conlleva. Es asombroso porque es algo que nunca había esperado que ocurriera.“Una de las cosas más difíciles será dejar a Durham. Trabajo con un grupo de magníficos colegas y de notables clérigos y laicos. Es una parte impresionante del país, uno en el que como familia habíamos pensado vivir durante muchos años. La gente es franca, inspiradora y maravillosamente amistosa. De muchas maneras ha sido la antigua cuna del cristianismo británico. Es un lugar de oportunidades e incluso con un futuro más grande aún que su pasado”.[El arzobispo] Williams dijo estar “encantado con el nombramiento… He tenido el privilegio de trabajar estrechamente con [Welby] en varias ocasiones y siempre he salido enriquecido y animado por la experiencia.“Tiene una extraordinaria gama de talentos y es persona de gentileza, paciencia, sabiduría y humor. Aportará a este cargo una rica experiencia pastoral y un agudo sentido de las prioridades internacionales, para la Iglesia y para el mundo. Le deseo —con Carolina y la familia— toda suerte de bendiciones, y espero que la Iglesia de Inglaterra y la Comunión Anglicana compartirán mi regocijo por este nombramiento y lo apoyarán con sus oraciones y su afecto”.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori dijo: “Me ha encantado enterarme del nombramiento del obispo Welby como arzobispo de Cantórbery. Él aporta el conocimiento de los inmensos desafíos del mundo en que la Comunión anglicana procura actuar en el servicio de la misión restauradora y reconciliadora de Dios”.Jefferts Schori destacó que Welby tiene experiencia de las iglesias en varias partes de la Comunión Anglicana, “lo cual le resultará útil. Los obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal lo conocemos y hemos compartido con el una conversación fructífera, [así como] el culto y el aprendizaje durante una reunión de la Cámara de Obispos a principios de este año. También lo recibimos en nuestra Convención General en 2009.“Doy gracias por este nombramiento y por su disposición a aceptar este trabajo, en el cual sus dones de reconciliación y discernimiento quedarán sobradamente demostrados. Que Dios bendiga su ministerio, proteja a su familia y le brinde consuelo en medio de los difíciles criterios y decisiones que ha de tomar a solas”.— Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Justin Welby, obispo de Durham, nombrado el 105º. arzobispo de Cantórbery Rev. 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ArchDaily “COPY” Houses Spain Year: OS House / NOLASTERSave this projectSaveOS House / NOLASTER CopyHouses•Ribamontán al Mar, Spain 2005 Architects: NOLASTER Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/374/os-house-nolaster Clipboard Save this picture!+ 31 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/374/os-house-nolaster Clipboard Area: 360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project OS House / NOLASTER Text description provided by the architects. The architecture project is presented under the following conditions. A couple bought one of the few available plots on the Bay of Biscay coastline. After scouting every seaside village from Plentzia to San Vicente de la Barquera for nearly a year, they found the place they where looking for in a residential estate from the 1970’s near Loredo, a summer resort outside of Santander. The plot slopes downwards and is cut by a 30 meter-high cliff against which the waves break. The Northern sea wind is very rough, making it hard for trees to grow by the coastline. Whenever someone new to the area arrives, they wonder why the house faces south and gives its back to the sea. Southern orientation and the sun are most appreciated by people from the highlands who come around to buy a holiday house, while the sea is just obvious. “We, on the contrary, came from far away looking for the sea, the wind, the waves, and therefore decided to get plot number 21, even if going against the tide”.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorThe plot size is 90 x 50, 4500 m2 and 8% building rate, that is, 360 square meters. Basement not included. Maximum height is 3 meters eaves, 6 meters total. Distance to the lateral edges 10 meters, and 12 to the back street axis. 11 meter drop. 30 minute walk to Langre Beach and 10 to the eastern end of Puntal Beach, whose opposite end closes the Santander Bay. Bay of Biscay horizon from Cabo Mayor, to the west, all the way to Cabo de Ajo, to the east.Save this picture!A new topography is defined in order to protect a rear south garden from the strong and persistent sea wind. The building is enclosed in a squared prism (22×22 m), measuring three and a half meters in height. The most exposed façade of the house is the green roof. The main program develops in the first floor, over a ground floor that consists of garage, facilities, storage, porch and south garden. None of the pieces over the roof is higher than the horizon line seen from the street.Save this picture!The desire to interfere as little as possible with the visual topography of the landscape prompted to attach the house to the ground and find façade and roof solutions with a direct relationship to the surroundings. The idea of a “crouching building” guides the decisions concerning volume, position, occupation, exterior outfit and façade claddings.The property requires a holiday house program (though it will surely become the owners’ permanent home in a future), able to adjust to changes related to the number of users, the season, and so on. This complex program (couple, family, friends; summer, winter; weekend, long terms) is solved attending to values of low energy, spatial simplicity and flexibility of use. Save this picture!The house’s program, arranged in bands perpendicular to the longitudinal plot axis, is as follows (starting with those areas closer to the sea): living/dining/library + office; Santander room + bathroom + toilet/storage + kitchen + double bathroom + multiview room; vertical patio + north hall + access patio; introverted room + indiscreet bathroom + brief space + flexible space + open bathroom + tub room; void patio + south hall + fern patio; multiple room + bathroom + south raised living + bathroom + no vacancies room. OS HOUSE is ready.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessTaka Tuka Land / BaupilotenSelected Projects3LHD wins the Zamet Centre competitionArticles Share CopyAbout this officeNOLASTEROfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityHousesRibamontán al MarSpainPublished on May 07, 2008Cite: “OS House / NOLASTER” 07 May 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951610/apartment-jc-ii-joao-tiago-aguiar-arquitectos Clipboard Project Team:Rúben Mateus, Susana Luís, João Nery Morais, André Silva, Maria Sousa Otto, Esteban CarbajoBuilder:A RENOVADORACountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. The apartment is located at Avenidas Novas in an “Art Deco” building characterized by large compartments with high ceilings and decorative elements, in both ceilings and walls.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe space develops in all the depth of the building, structuring itself on a long corridor which distributes to the several compartments.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe apartment was previously occupied as an office that had already changed the original floor plan, therefore this project was also about restoring the original housing function.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe living and dining rooms are located on the main façade. A wall was also demolished in order to get the façade whole-width corresponding to the apartment and connect the whole social area together in one unique space, with a single window front to the main façade.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe kitchen has been relocated to the compartment immediately adjacent to the living room, improving space fluidity and allowing the so desired split between the social and private areas.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIn the middle of the corridor, towards the patio, a large bedroom was designed, resulting from the merge of two compartments and one bathroom for common use.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGGiven the size of the common bathroom, a bathtub was placed in a large niche with indirect lighting, and independent compartments were designed both for shower and for toilet and bidet. The entire bathroom has been cladded in cement, creating a neutral and homogeneous environment.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGFurther deep at the back, the master-suite with walking-closet and another bedroom where the old kitchen was were implemented, with the chimney being used to design a “wardrobe bed”, thus creating a more welcoming sleeping area.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessNext Generation Civilization Kit 2.0 – Shea’s Parametric Ideation Competition 2020.IdeasCapital Projects: New Architecture Rethinking Design in Washington D.C.Articles Share Apartment JC II / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951610/apartment-jc-ii-joao-tiago-aguiar-arquitectos Clipboard Apartments Manufacturers: AutoDesk, JUNG, CIN, CLIMAR, PADIMAT, GLS2 CARPINTARIA, Microsoft Office Year: Projects “COPY” Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Copy•Portugal “COPY” João Tiago Aguiar Area: 2260 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architect: Apartment JC II / João Tiago Aguiar ArquitectosSave this projectSaveApartment JC II / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos Architects: João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 22Curated by Matheus Pereira Share 2017 CopyAbout this officeJoão Tiago Aguiar ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationRenovationLisbonConcrete ApartmentsPortugalPublished on November 19, 2020Cite: “Apartment JC II / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos” [Apartamento JC II / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos] 19 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
printTCU students are heading to Peru for Spring break.TCU’s director for student organizations Ebony Rose said she hopes students will learn how to really engage in their communities during their Global Leadership trip.Rose will accompany 25 TCU students to Peru where they will engage in many activities centered around growing as a leader and community leader.“For this particular trip, I think our main goal is really giving students an understanding of what it means to be an active citizen in your community,” said Rose.To accomplish this, Rose said the students will be given opportunities to work with non-profit educational organizations in Lima, to meet with prominent civic leaders in Peru, and to visit the U.S. Embassy.The students will also be working with MEDLIFE, a non-profit organization that aids impoverished communities to build homes for the people of Peru.In addition to leadership development, Rose said she wants students to understand life as a Peruvian citizen.“We’re really trying to get a vast understanding of what it’s like to be apart of the society of Peru,” said Rose.The Global Leadership trip is scheduled every year through the TCU leadership Center. In past years, students have had the chance to go to Canada and Scotland.The group of students will leave for Peru Friday, March 3 and arrive back in Fort Worth Thursday, March 10. Briana Jones Briana Joneshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/briana-jones/ First of 4 candidates for deanship of medical school holds open forum + posts Facebook Briana Joneshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/briana-jones/ Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Image courtesy of TCU Leadership Center Briana Joneshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/briana-jones/ Briana Joneshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/briana-jones/ Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Twitter Fourth medical school dean candidate emphasizes diversity, college integration Facebook ReddIt Previous articleRace for Tarrant County Sheriff to go to runoffNext articleOne Women, One Mission, Two Campaigns Briana Jones RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Third medical school dean candidate focused on clinic experiences, diverse curriculum Second medical school dean candidate talks contextualizing care in medicine Welcome TCU Class of 2025
United StatesAmericas Freedom of expression October 23, 2020 – Updated on October 26, 2020 US – RSF calls on DHS to drop plans to restrict journalists’ visas 2020 US elections: Eight recommendations to protect press freedom September 28, 2020 Find out more Organisation RSF_en US — RSF launches #PressFreedomPact ahead of November 2020 elections The rule, proposed by the Department of Homeland Security in late September, states that members of foreign media will only be allowed to work in the U.S. for up to 240 days, equivalent to about eight months. A one-time extension of up to 240 additional days could be possible. The proposed rule would mark a drastic change from the current rule, which allows journalists to remain in the U.S. as long as is necessary to complete their assignment. “We are concerned by this worrying proposal, which would compromise the ability of foreign journalists to uphold the freedom of the press,” said RSF’s Director of International Campaigns Rebecca Vincent. “Substantive and critical press coverage is only possible if journalists are able to familiarize themselves with a country for more than just a few months. Visa extension decisions could be used as leverage against journalists that are deemed disagreeable, and could thus discourage journalists from coming to the US. We call on candidates to oppose the DHS draft and demonstrate their commitment to protecting press freedom by signing the #PressFreedomPact.”The agency will be accepting comments until October 26. After reviewing the comments, the DHS will draft a final rule to be reviewed by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget. This entire process will most likely take until well after the November elections.The regulations proposed for foreign journalists are part of a larger set of more severe regulations by the Department of Homeland Security regarding F, J, and I visas. The new rule would not only impact academics, university students, and participants of exchange or au pair programs, but also reporters and foreign correspondents. Through its #PressFreedomPact, RSF is challenging candidates running for office in the November elections to publicly commit to upholding the principles of press freedom. RSF is calling on candidates from all parties to sign a short declaration to support the freedom of the press. In doing so, RSF is creating awareness of the deteriorating conditions journalists work under in the US.Since taking office, President Trump has habitually attacked the work of journalists. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he has significantly restricted the issuance of all types of visas. Foreign journalists have reported difficulties with entering the country for years. Last year, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents stopped, questioned, and harassed several journalists at the U.S. border, including journalists with U.S. citizenship. Additionally, a decision by the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM) recently attracted attention. USAGM operates outlets like Voice of America and Radio Free Europe. Michael Pack, the agency’s new Trump-appointed CEO, announced that he will reassess the visas of numerous employees on a case-by-case basis and not approve visa extensions wherever appropriate.The number of approved visas for foreign journalists has been in decline for several years: from 14,536 in 2016 to 14,126 in 2017, and further down to 11,874 in 2018. Most of the journalist visas issued in 2018 went to members of the media from the UK (1,768 visa), followed by Japan (1,205), Germany (888), Mexico (702), and France (641).The US is ranked 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index.Notes:For more information on the #PressFreedom Pact, visit the campaign landing page on RSF’s website, or contact RSF USA communications manager Collin Boylin at cboylin(a)rsf.org or via telephone at (202) 813-9497, extension 3. Follow the news on United States Jason Redmond / AFP Help by sharing this information Campaigns News United StatesAmericas Freedom of expression The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is on the verge of finalizing a draft rule that would toughen visa regulations for foreign journalists working in the country. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the DHS to drop this worrying proposal, which would endanger the ability of foreign journalists to report independently. This move takes place against the broader backdrop of a deteriorating press freedom climate in the US in the run-up to the November 3 elections. RSF again urges candidates to sign the #PressFreedomPact as a first step towards turning this worrying situation around. Receive email alerts to go further News US — RSF remains deeply concerned for journalists’ safety in run-up to historic election October 20, 2020 Find out more News July 8, 2020 Find out more
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Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / The White House on Housing: A Look Back and Ahead January 18, 2017 1,351 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Previous: A Tale of Two Earnings Reports Next: Freedom Mortgage Joins the Simplifile Network Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. About Author: Scott Morgan The White House on Housing: A Look Back and Ahead Tagged with: housing industry Obama administration Trump administration Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago At two recent panel discussions at the Urban Institute , two groups of housing experts took a look back at the Obama Administration’s legacy on housing and a look ahead at what the Trump Administration will bring.When President Obama took office in 2009, “housing prices were in free fall, hundreds of thousands of jobs were being lost each month, and the lending industry was overwhelmed by a tidal wave of foreclosures,” Urban Wire wrote. The new administration was challenged with pumping credit into the housing market in the middle of a total collapse in credit, and it had limited resources to work with.Phyllis Caldwell, former chief of the Homeownership Preservation Office at Treasury, said at the first panel last week that in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the government “had a $50 billion program [and] $750 billion of negative equity in the system.”That panel’s most singular conclusion about the Obama years was that the administration’s aggressive tactics saw the market reach bottom, but then saw the liquidity and insolvency crises reverse while home prices, negative equity, and foreclosures changed course. Still, the panel said, the biggest yet-to-be-resolved issues in housing are the fate of the GSEs and the fundamental question, “How do you get the most for Americans out of our current housing finance system?”A second panel that met on Tuesday looked at where Republican leadership might take housing policy. Most notably, the speakers agreed on the importance of three issues: reforming the Federal Housing Administration, reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and addressing the affordable housing crisis in the rental market.The panelists agreed that the current structure of the GSEs must change. However, the range of views as to what kind of change is in order reflected the diverse views held by pro-reformers in general.Mark Calabria, director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute, said he would like to see government support for the system pulled back or withdrawn altogether, while Shawn Krause, EVP of Quicken Loans and a member of the Trump Administration’s HUD Transition Team, warned of the dangers of such a move and questioned whether private capital would step in without government support.Despite any dissenting views on how to clean up the GSEs, the panel agreed that reforming the GSEs alone would not do enough to mitigate taxpayer risk. The FHA also must be part of any comprehensive reform effort. One solution is technology investment, Krause said.“Systems go down for weeks at a time, so I believe [the FHA] needs more money for technology,” he said.Several panelists said that it is time to authorize the FHA to use premium revenues to cover administrative expenses, even if premiums increase as a result. Print This Post housing industry Obama administration Trump administration 2017-01-18 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago