Spring Sale: 5 issues of Rugby World magazine for just £5

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first_img Spring Sale: 5 issues of Rugby World magazine for just £5We have something to put a spring in your step – an incredible Rugby World subscription deal. Subscribe to Rugby World magazine right now and receive five issues for just £5.Or if you’re outside the UK, you can get five issues for $5 or €5, depending where you live. This Spring Sale is global!Get 5 issues of Rugby World magazine for just £5So if you want to find out more about rugby’s biggest names, know the story behind the news and see the game’s big issues dissected and debated take out a subscription to Rugby World magazine, which brings you all this and more.By taking out a subscription, you’ll never miss an issue and get the magazine delivered to your door every month. Plus, you get all this brilliant content…Exclusive player accessRugby World magazine takes you closer to the game’s biggest stars than ever before with our exclusive interviews. Our journalists get the players’ views on the major issues in rugby and find out what drives them to succeed as well as what makes them tick off the pitch.We bring you the detail you want to know, be that discovering how players are improving their game or taking to the skies with those who also have pilot’s licences.Behind-the-scenes insight Then it’s only £29.49 every six months when you take out a subscription LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Readers get the detail they crave as we go behind the scenes to get the inside story on what goes on in the team environment. We also have technical insight from coach Sean Holley, who analyses teams and players as well as providing advice on what your club could do.Professional players offer tips on specific facets of the game that you can employ, too, while ‘The Secret Player’ gives eye-opening detail on life as a pro.Hard-hitting opinionWith myriad talking points in the sport, Rugby World delivers the story behind the news. Our comprehensive investigations highlight all sides of the big issues and top-quality columnists like Stuart Barnes, Stephen Jones and Mark Evans give their verdict on rugby’s hot topics, from the salary cap to selection. We also provide a platform for players and readers to share their opinions on the latest happenings in the game.Here are all the details on the five issues of Rugby World for £5 Spring Sale offer.Once the trial period is over, the subscription is just £29.49 every six months and you can cancel online at any time. This offer is available to new subscribers and runs until 10am on Monday 3 May 2021. 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.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Alessandro Troncon floors Peter Stringer in 2001

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first_imgThursday Jan 31, 2008 Alessandro Troncon floors Peter Stringer in 2001 As Ireland meet Italy at Croke Park on Saturday in the opener of the Six Nations 2008, we thought we’d pull out a clip from a previous meeting between the two sides, from 2001. Five minutes from the end of the encounter, in which Ireland won 41-22, Italian scrum half Alessandro Troncon soured the occasion with an extravagant swinging punch on opposite number Peter Stringer. Troncon was red carded for his actions, which resulted in the citing committee dishing out a three week ban for the punch which sent Stringer to the floor clutching his face. We hopefully won’t see a repeat of this on Saturday, as both Ireland and Italy need to focus on playing some good rugby, with both sides still having a lot to prove after disappointing World Cup performances.NOTE: Apologies for the delayed audio on this one ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Alessandro Troncon floors Peter Stringer in 2001 | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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CAF report considers value of Bitcoin to charities

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first_imgWealthy donorsSome early adopters of Bitcoin have generated substantial funds from the currency, so charities that accept Bitcoin might appeal more to these wealthy innovators.Bitcoin is of course not the only cryptocurrency. There are at least 559, according to Coinmarketcap.com in February 2015.The 15-page CAF report even explores the possibility of creating a purely social currency which could only be spent on projects aiming to achieve social good.Charities accepting BitcoinVery few charities currently accept donations via Bitcoin. In the USA the Water Project raised over $30,000 in Bitcoin donations, and the RNLI raised £2,000 in six months.Rhodri Davies, leader of the Giving Thought policy programme at the Charities Aid Foundation and author of the report, said:“It’s clear that there are a lot of opportunities for charities when it comes to using cryptocurrencies, and some organisations have already begun to take advantage of them to raise money. The possibilities for charities really being able to tackle the age-old problem of transparency, helping donors see exactly how their money is being spent and the impact it’s making is profound.“However, we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that these kinds of currencies are still in their infancy, and charities should be wary of the potential risks that may arise as they develop.”Image: Bitcoin logo – by Mom91 on Shutterstock.com CAF report considers value of Bitcoin to charities 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 MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Bitcoin Finance Law / policycenter_img Howard Lake | 6 May 2015 | News  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has published a report which examines the opportunities and risks presented to charities which choose to use Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.Giving a Bit(coin): cryptocurrency and philanthropy is part of CAF’s Giving Thought series of discussion papers.TransparencyBitcoin could yield even greater transparency for charities. Because each Bitcoin is unique and all transactions traceable, donors could track exactly how their money has been spent.Such transparency could, on the other hand, encourage donors to become more prescriptive about how even small donations may or may not be used. This could prove an administrative challenge to charities.Reduced currency chargesCryptocurrencies, according to the report, could help charities reduce the costs of currency exchange when transferring funds between countries. Advertisementlast_img read more

USDA Announces Funding Availability for Turning Biomass Material into Energy

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first_img SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jun 9, 2014 USDA Announces Funding Availability for Turning Biomass Material into Energy Home Energy USDA Announces Funding Availability for Turning Biomass Material into Energy Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting applications June 16 from energy facilities interested in receiving forest or agricultural residues to generate clean energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. BCAP provides financial assistance to farmers and ranchers who establish and maintain new crops of energy biomass, or who harvest and deliver forest or agricultural residues to a qualifying energy facility. Of the total $25 million per year authorized for BCAP, the 2014 Farm Bill provides up to 50 percent ($12.5 million) each year for matching payments for the harvest and transportation of biomass residues. BCAP matching payments will resume this summer, while crop incentives will begin in 2015. Some matching payments will support the removal of dead or diseased trees from National Forests and Bureau of Land Management public lands. This will be turned into renewable energy while reducing the risk of forest fire. Agriculture residues, such as corn cobs and stalks, also may qualify as energy-producing feedstock.“Removing dead or diseased trees from forests to use for biomass production creates clean energy while reducing the threat of forest fires and the spread of harmful insects and disease,” said Vilsack. “Increasing our country’s production of biomass energy also helps grow our economy. Food is made in rural America, but fuel is made in rural America, too. This program is yet another USDA investment in expanding markets for agricultural products made in rural places across the country.”With the 2014 Farm Bill requiring several regulatory updates to BCAP, the resumption of payments for starting and maintaining new sources of biomass (Project Areas) has been deferred until a later date when the regulatory updates occur.The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), which administers BCAP, will begin accepting applications from biomass conversion facilities beginning June 16, 2014, through July 14, 2014. Information on funding availability can be found in the Federal Register notice at https://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2014-13617_PI.pdf. For more details on applications and deadlines on BCAP, visit a local FSA county office or go online to www.fsa.usda.gov/bcap.BCAP was reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. The Farm Bill builds on historic economic gains in rural America over the past five years, while achieving meaningful reform and billions of dollars in savings for taxpayers. Since enactment, USDA has made significant progress to implement each provision of this critical legislation, including providing disaster relief to farmers and ranchers; strengthening risk management tools; expanding access to rural credit; funding critical research; establishing innovative public-private conservation partnerships; developing new markets for rural-made products; and investing in infrastructure, housing and community facilities to help improve quality of life in rural America. For more information, visit www.usda.gov/farmbill. Previous articleMore Rains Hinder Spraying and Sidedressing of Indiana CropsNext articleIndiana Corn May Come up Short on Nitrogen Gary Truittlast_img read more

TAKE CARE WHO YOU ELECT TO PARLIAMENT ON 21 JANUARY 2007

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first_imgNews December 8, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TAKE CARE WHO YOU ELECT TO PARLIAMENT ON 21 JANUARY 2007 Organisation BangladeshAsia – Pacific He has brought cases against 17 journalists RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage ———————————————————- News Legislative elections in Bangladesh in October 2001 gave power to some questionable individuals. Make sure that this does not happen again. News 185 th constituency : Dhaka-6156 358 people voted for him55,38 % of votes castBUTHe brings unfair defamation cases against journalists Help by sharing this information 251 st constituency : Comilla-492 329 people voted for him59,30 % of votes castBUTHe threatens journalists Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention News RSF_en ———————————————————-Shahidul Alam TalukderBNP 83 rd constituency : Jhenidha-3127 023 people voted for him57,76 % of votes castBUTHe threatens journalists Follow the news on Bangladesh Receive email alerts to go further ———————————————————-Sahidul IslamBNP May 19, 2021 Find out more ———————————————————-Mirza AbbasBNP BangladeshAsia – Pacific ———————————————————–Manjurul Ahsan MunshiBNP February 22, 2021 Find out more February 26, 2021 Find out more 114 th constituency : Patuakhali-267 735 people voted for him47,26 % of votes castBUTHe assaults journalists He disparages journalists last_img read more

Two Iraqi journalists employed by US network kidnapped and killed

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first_img Organisation May 18, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two Iraqi journalists employed by US network kidnapped and killed News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” IraqMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders condemns the abduction and murder of two Iraqi employees of the US television network ABC, cameraman Alaa Uldeen Aziz and soundman Saif Laith Yousuf. “Iraqi journalists are never as vulnerable as when they are returning home at the end of the day without any protection,” the organisation says. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan to go further December 28, 2020 Find out more The bodies of two Iraqi journalists employed by the US television network ABC, cameraman Alaa Uldeen Aziz and soundman Saif Laith Yousuf, were found today in Baghdad’s Yarmouk hospital. They had been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen as they were going home after work yesterday.“In Iraq, armed groups murder journalists for no other reason than to prevent the circulation of news and information,” the press freedom organisation said. “These attacks take place in broad daylight with people looking on. Despite being careful whenever they go into the field, Iraqi journalists are never as vulnerable as when they are returning home at the end of the day without any protection.”Aziz, 33, and his brother-in-law, Yousuf, 26, were just a few metres from the complex where they lived in the east Baghdad neighbourhood of Al-Baia’a when their car was blocked by two vehicles carrying gunmen, who drove away with them.They had been working for ABC for many months. “They are really our eyes and ears in Iraq,” ABC Baghdad correspondent Terry McCarthy said, speaking of the network’s Iraqi employees. “Many places in Baghdad are just too dangerous for foreigners to go now, so we have Iraqi camera crews who very bravely go out. Without them, we are blind, we cannot see what’s going on.”At least 176 journalists and media assistants have been killed in Iraq since the start of the US-led invasion in March 2003. Two others are missing and 12 are being held hostage. Receive email alerts RSF_en Help by sharing this information IraqMiddle East – North Africa News News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News Follow the news on Iraq December 16, 2020 Find out more February 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Fire Department Says Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery, Update Your Disaster Supplies

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first_imglatest #1 Fire Department Says Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery, Update Your Disaster Supplies Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | 1:53 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Business Newscenter_img HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Pasadena Fire Department reminds you to change all of your Smoke Alarm batteries when you change your clocks forward this Sunday, March 8th.Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries! Replace old batteries with fresh, high quality batteries to keep your Smoke Alarms ready to protect you all year-long. Make sure your emergency flashlights work when you need them by using fresh high-quality batteries.Check Your Smoke Alarms! After inserting fresh batteries in your Smoke Alarm, make sure the Alarm is working by activating the safety test button. The Fire Department recommends that you test all of your Smoke Alarms at least once each month. If you have any doubt regarding the working condition of a Smoke Alarm, replace it. Replace your Smoke Alarms with new devices every 10 years.Count Your Smoke Alarms! A properly functioning Smoke Alarm should be placed in every sleeping room -and- in the hallway directly adjacent to those rooms. If sleeping rooms are on an upper level, a Smoke Alarm should be installed in the center of the ceiling directly above the interior stairway.Clean Your Smoke Alarms! Gently use a vacuum cleaner once a month to remove dust and cobwebs. If your Smoke Alarms have been accidentally painted or contaminated, replacement may be necessary.The Fire Department encourages you to practice your escape plans with your children because they are at increased risk of dying in a home fire since they often become scared and confused when a fire erupts. Make sure your children recognize the sound of your home’s Smoke Alarm and teach them to respond instinctively to its signal. Create at least two different escape routes from every room and practice them with the entire family. Community News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

An Taisce not objecting to Regeneron

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first_imgAndrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] to the reports earlier this week in relation to the Regeneron development, An Taisce say that it is seeking an amendment to improve public transport access to a very welcome development.In a statement to the Limerick Post, An Taisce say that it “is not objecting to the Regeneron development, which we consider an entirely welcome use for the former Dell factory. We are simply seeking an amendment that will see the incorporation of a mobility management plan.“The proposed change seeks to reduce congestion by enhancing public transport, walking and cycling access to the plant.“For the avoidance of doubt, An Taisce is not for a second questioning the proposed new use; rather the submission by Ireland’s National Trust seeks to improve the proposed development.“Under Limerick’s Smarter Travel Programme, which is a €9.3 million investment, commuting by car is to be reduced to 37%.“Currently, commuting by car in Limerick averages 51% and a well thought-through mobility plan for Limerick and this development is vital to bringing this figure to 37%.“The inclusion of a mobility plan will improve the health and welfare of future employees and also ward off congestion, something which will benefit local residents and the wider environment. There need be no delay to this development,” the statement concluded. TAGSMusic LimerickRegeneron Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick NewsAn Taisce not objecting to RegeneronBy Staff Reporter – March 15, 2014 928 Facebook Email Limerick Post Show | Regeneron announce 400 new jobs Linkedin WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleSearch for missing Mark ends in tragedy at canalNext articleGilligan’s murdered driver was McCarthy Dundon enforcer Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Print Twitter Mayor says announcement by Regeneron is massive boost for Limerick #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday last_img read more

Limerick participants benefit from social farming project

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first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Advertisement Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Linkedin LimerickNewsLimerick participants benefit from social farming projectBy Bernie English – September 26, 2020 173 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Printcenter_img Previous articleAnn & Steve Talk Stuff – Episode 27 – Asking QuestionsNext articlePreview: Limerick Ladies Football final and IFC semi finals Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Email Twitter Facebook Photo by Teigan Rodger on Unsplash A WOMAN attending homelessness services in Limerick and another who attends a day service in the county are just two of the local people who have benefited from a nationwide farming work scheme.The Social Farming programme gives people who experience challenges in life the opportunity to spend time on ordinary family farms, where they take part in everyday farm activities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Participants have formed lasting friendships with each other and with the farming families they spend time with, all while enjoying the outdoors environment and the countryside.The story of the involvement of Healthy Ireland in Social Farming is described in a new report launched by Social Farming Ireland this September.At the heart of the report is a case study of Social Farming activity in Limerick which has been funded by Healthy Limerick.Margaret from Rehab Care in Limerick, who carried out her Social Farming placement at Rebecca Hussey’s farm in Killaloe said the “memories of social farming kept me busy and going during lockdown”.Farmer Rebecca described her role as facilitating two kinds of connection – connection with the land and nature and the cycles of life and connection with one another.“Once we put our wellies on, we go out, we have a common purpose, we do jobs, there’s no hierarchy. People forget their mental health issue or their limitations, whatever they might be, and we work together,” she said.Healthy Limerick is part of the Healthy Cities and Counties programme which promotes lifelong health and wellbeing and takes a whole-system approach to planning for health and wellbeing, where health is everyone’s business.A key theme of the programme is social connectedness. Social Farming provides this sense of social connection in a natural and homely way with additional health and wellbeing benefits in terms of increased levels of physical activity, improved mental health and reduced stress and anxiety levels and increased feelings of purpose and belonging from carrying out socially valuable activities.33 people from eight different services in Limerick had the opportunity to take part in Social Farming between 2017 and 2019.Tony Quilty, who chairs the Healthy Limerick Steering Group, commented: “Social Farming is really positive and has tremendous potential. We need more of it, we need more farmers, more access.”For more information about the scheme, contact the Southwest Regional Development hub for Social Farming Ireland at West Limerick Resources at [email protected] or at 087 3663842. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

The Ever-Growing World of Performing Mortgages

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first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Ever-Growing World of Performing Mortgages As default and foreclosure metrics have receded toward pre-crisis levels for many months, the number of residential mortgage loans that are current and performing has steadily been increasing.The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)’s Mortgage Metrics Report for Q3 2016 released on Wednesday indicated that the share of current and performing first-lien mortgage loans rose by nearly one full percentage point over-the-year, from 93.9 percent up to 94.8 percent.The OCC’s Mortgage Metrics Report for Q3 covers approximately 20.4 million residential mortgage loans in the U.S. (approximately 36 percent of all outstanding residential mortgage loans) with $3.5 trillion in principal balances, according to the OCC.With a greater percentage of the country’s outstanding mortgage loans current and performing, the number of foreclosures plummeted by nearly one-fourth in the third quarter in 2016 compared to the same quarter a year earlier. The OCC’s report found that 47,955 new foreclosures were initiated by servicers in Q3 2016, which was 25 percent fewer than Q3 2015.Not only did the number of foreclosure starts decline over-the-year, but the number of home forfeiture actions took a tumble as well. The combined number of foreclosure sales, short sales, and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure dropped to 32,463 in Q3, an over-the-year decline of 23 percent.One metric that did increase during Q3 was loan modifications, which rose by 3 percent since the same quarter a year earlier (from 34,604 up to 35,642; according to the OCC, “the increase was driven by process enhancements in the loss mitigation program at a major mortgage servicer.”The vast majority of those modifications—nearly 94 percent—were “combination modifications,” meaning the modification included multiple actions (such as a term extension or interest rate reduction) that affect both the affordability and sustainability of the loan. Out of the 35,000-plus modifications performed during Q3, nearly 89 percent of them lowered the monthly payment.Click here to view the OCC’s complete report. Current and Performing Mortgages Foreclosures Loan Modifications OCC 2017-01-04 Brian Honea The Ever-Growing World of Performing Mortgages The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago January 4, 2017 1,694 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Current and Performing Mortgages Foreclosures Loan Modifications OCC 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.  Print This Post Related Articlescenter_img Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Previous: And the Top-Ranked Metros Are… Next: Housing Shows Strength in Numbers Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more