14 homelessness organisations shortlisted for £1.6m Spark 2010 prize

first_img Fourteen business ideas, including bike recycling and restoring antique furniture, have been chosen to compete in the Spark social enterprise competition.The finalists will pitch their business ideas to a panel of leading entrepreneurs from The TREES Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, BT Global Services, Places for People, Big Issue Invest, Willmott Dixon Construction and Department for Communities and Local Government at an event in Leicester on November 9 and 10.The best organisations will win a share of a £1.6 million investment fund comprising cash, loans and business support. All fourteen finalists will receive coaching to help them develop their social enterprises to help more homeless people into training, volunteering and jobs.Seven enterprises in this year’s shortlist are involved in recycling, with the others operating in the areas of local food production, market research, property maintenance and social letting.John Montague, CEO of The TREES Group, said: “Spark is much more than a competition or a grant application. It is a cross-sector collaboration that brings together leading organisations and social enterprises from the public, private and third sector to work together to build sustainable solutions to homelessness.”www.sparkchallenge.org Howard Lake | 28 September 2010 | News Tagged with: Funding 14 homelessness organisations shortlisted for £1.6m Spark 2010 prize 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.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Pro-government TV station blown up, three people killed

first_img News June 27, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Pro-government TV station blown up, three people killed Follow the news on Syria News Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Three people were killed in a bomb attack today on the headquarters of the commercial pro-government television station Al-Ikhbariya TV in Drousha, south of Damascus, the official Syrian news agency SANA reported. The victims’ identities and the exact circumstances of the attack were not known. “United Nations observers must visit the scene where we hope they will be able to ascertain the circumstances of the attack and the identities of the three people killed,” Reporters Without Borders said.“News organizations should not be used as targets by the parties to the conflict. Under U.N. resolution 1738, media workers and their premises are protected. “However, we deplore in the strongest possible terms the broadcast by the media of messages inciting hatred and violence against civilians. Media organizations must not act as mouthpieces for propaganda of any kind. The government of President Bashar Al-Assad quickly condemned the blast, calling it a barbaric terrorist attack. SANA published images of the destroyed premises.Omran Al-Zoebi, Syria’s new information minister, told state television: “Terrorists stormed the Al-Ikhbariya head office, placed explosives in the studios and set them off.” He added that they had stolen equipment and “executed journalists and employees”. The station was still broadcasting.The attack occurred a day after the European Union decided to toughen sanctions against “all those responsible for inciting violence against Syria’s civilian population” and those spreading disinformation and “serving as a propaganda instrument for the Assad regime “. On 12 June, SANA reported that two journalists from the same station were wounded when their vehicle came under fire in Al-Haffah, in the northern governorate of Latakia. Mazen Mohammad was wounded in the hand and cameraman Fadi Yakoub in the chest. February 3, 2021 Find out more March 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en to go furthercenter_img March 12, 2021 Find out more Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News Organisation Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists News Help by sharing this information SyriaMiddle East – North Africa SyriaMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

FHFA: April Refinance Volume Similar to 2008

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago FHFA: April Refinance Volume Similar to 2008  Print This Post Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Delinquency FHFA HARP Refinances 2014-06-23 Colin Robins Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FHFA: April Refinance Volume Similar to 2008 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Home Flippers See Impressive Gains in 2013 Next: Bank Collapses Continue to Grow; Failures Total 11center_img The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released its latest Refinance Report, examining data as of the end of April 2014. The FHFA found that overall refinance volume rose slightly in April, but remained at levels more comparable to those seen in 2008.The agency noted that mortgage rates remained between four to four and a half percent since June 2013. In April, the average interest rate on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage stayed put at March’s rate at 4.34 percent.Roughly 20,000 refinances were completed through HARP in April, bringing the total HARP refinances to approximately 3.1 million since the program’s inception.The government agency noted that borrowers who refinanced through HARP had a lower delinquency rate compared to borrowers who were eligible for HARP but did not refinance through the program.Since the beginning of the program, roughly 2.6 million loans refinanced through HARP were for primary residences, with approximately 100,000 for second homes and 395,000 for investment properties.HARP refinances continued to represent a significant portion of homes that are deeply underwater. The FHFA noted that 10 percent of loans refinanced through HARP had a loan-to-value ratio greater than 125 percent. Borrowers with a loan-to-value ratio greater than 105 percent made up 30 percent of the volume of HARP loans.”Year to date through April 2014, 24 percent of HARP refinances for underwater borrowers were for shorter-term 15- and 20-year mortgages, which build equity faster than traditional 30-year mortgages,” FHFA said.HARP continued to account for a substantial portion of total refinance volume in certain states, according to the FHFA. “Year to date through April 2014, HARP refinances represented 40 percent of total refinances in Georgia and 37 percent of the total refinances in Florida, nearly double the 20 percent of total refinances nationwide over the same period,” FHFA said. Sign up for DS News Daily June 23, 2014 1,296 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Delinquency FHFA HARP Refinances Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Colin Robins Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more