Terry Wogan dies after battle with cancer

first_imgFirst Irish death from Coronavirus PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the veteran broadcaster and much loved Limerick man Terry Wogan who has died at the age of 77 following his battle with cancer.Born in Limerick in August 1938, Sir Michael Terrence Wogan began his career at RTÉ as a radio presenter before taking to the screen in entertainment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Wogan moved to the UK in 1966 after The BBC approached the Limerick man in what was to be the start of a distinguished career.‘Wake Up to Wogan’ on BBC Radio 2 in 2009 had eight million regular listeners, making him the most listened-to radio broadcaster in Europe.An tUachtarán Michael D Higgins declared that he had learned with sadness of the death of ” one of the great figures of broadcasting,” noting Terry Wogan’s distinguished contribution to television and in particular to the medium of radio.“People in Ireland will remember his early career in Irish broadcasting, ”President Higgins added, recalling how his move to Britain saw his voice become “the most often quoted, favourite radio voices.”His rise to the top of radio listenership in the United Kingdom was, An tUachtarán declared, “a great tribute to his breadth of knowledge and in particular his unique, very personal sense of humour.”“It is with great sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of legendary broadcaster Terry Wogan,”Taoiseach Enda Kenny declared, noting that the veteran broadcaster’s sense of humour and wit were `unparalleled.‘“He graced the top of his broadcasting profession for decades as a reassuring voice on the BBC. As an Irishman, Terry Wogan occupied a special place in British listeners’ hearts and he acted in no small way as a bridge between Ireland and Britain.”The Taoiseach signalled the “entertaining, and often unforgiving, commentary of the Eurovision Song Contest (which) provided viewers here and in Britain with endless entertainment.” Mr Kenny declared that “our deepest condolences go to his family at this time.”Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Camerin said “I grew up listening to him on the radio and watching him on TV. His charm and wit always made me smile.” Shannondoc operating but only by appointment TAGSfeaturedTerry Wogan NewsBreaking newsTerry Wogan dies after battle with cancerBy Staff Reporter – January 31, 2016 762 Print Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter Linkedincenter_img Email WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleOpinion – Nothing ‘Dodged’Next articleExit: Creative Limerick’s property scheme for the arts Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

HARP Refi Numbers Dwindling Despite FHFA’s Efforts

first_img Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago HARP Refi Numbers Dwindling Despite FHFA’s Efforts Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The total number of loans refinanced through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) to an unexpected turn downward in the third quarter.According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) third quarter Refinance Report, a total of 25,824 HARP refinances were completed between July and September, down from the 31,561 refinances completed from April to June. In addition, HARP volume accounted for 5 percent of total refinance volume in the third quarter.The FHFA reported that over 3.3 million borrowers have refinanced through the HARP program, which was enacted in 2009 to help homeowners that are not able to refinance due to falling home values.The Agency approximates that over 429,000 borrowers nationwide have a financial incentive to use the HARP program but still have not.HARP refinances were highest in Florida, California, Illinois, Michigan, and Georgia, the FHFA stated.The report showed that Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, and Georgia are the top five states with the most “in the money” borrowers that are able to use HARP. These borrowers could save an average of $200 per month on mortgage payments.FHFA deems borrowers to be “in the money” if they meet HARP eligibility requirements, have a mortgage balance of $50,000 or more, have a remaining mortgage of no more than ten years, and an interest rate at least 1.5 percent higher than current market rates.”FHFA is continuing its efforts to reach HARP-eligible borrowers and has held town-hall style events with local community leaders in Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, Miami, Newark and Phoenix to get the word out about HARP,” the report stated.Those who refinance using HARP are typically have a lower delinquency rate compared to those who are eligible for the program but choose not to use it, the FHFA says.Of all HARP refinances for underwater borrowers (those with a loan-to-value ratio greater than 105 percent), 28 percent resulted in 15-and 20-year mortgages. The FHFA noted that this method helps build equity for borrowers quicker than 30-year mortgages.The FHFA cautioned potential refinancers that “HARP will sunset on December 31, 2016.”Click here to view the full report. FHFA HARP Home Affordable Refinance Program Mortgage Refinances 2015-11-27 Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Counsel’s Corner: Mortgage Professionals Lining Up for Defense Against TCPA Next: Senator Sherrod Brown Presses Regulators to Protect Taxpayers from Banks’ Risk-Taking Home / Daily Dose / HARP Refi Numbers Dwindling Despite FHFA’s Efforts About Author: Xhevrije West The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Subscribe Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago November 27, 2015 1,310 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: FHFA HARP Home Affordable Refinance Program Mortgage Refinances Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Romelu Lukaku reveals Thierry Henry embarrassed Belgium teammate in training so much he left the pitch

first_imgLukaku says Henry raised Belgium’s level in training massively (Picture: Puma Instagram)‘No don’t!’ interjected Henry, wary of Lukaku giving away the identity of the player he had embarrassed.Lukaku continued: ‘Jordan [his younger brother and teammate] came to me and he said, “Rom! I’ve seen some s**t today! Damn!” He was like, “Damn man, that s**t was crazy!”‘Both Henry and Lukaku burst out laughing as the Inter striker recounted the tale, with the 42-year-old saying he ‘felt good in Belgium’ and always looks back on his time working under Martinez fondly.MORE: Romelu Lukaku sends class message to Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in Ian Wright interviewMORE: Harry Maguire asks Manchester United stars to donate 30% of wages amid coronavirus crisisFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Romelu Lukaku reveals Thierry Henry embarrassed Belgium teammate in training so much he left the pitch Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 3 Apr 2020 4:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5kShares Advertisementcenter_img FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/fifa-team-five-ways-tackle-spread-coronavirus-2131812/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.With football across the globe suspended during the coronavirus pandemic, Henry and Lukaku decided to have a catch-up on Puma’s Instagram page and the Inter Milan striker reminisced about how the World Cup winner transformed training and even showed up some of the players.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSpeaking on Instagram Live, Lukaku said: ‘I think, in the national team when you were there, I think for us the strikers we had maybe the best time we could ever had, because the competition was there.‘Everyone played at a high level, thanks to you. We constantly wanted to do better, outdo each other.‘And even you were joining in the competition! That was the funny part. You may have been retired, but it was not visible at times.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsA smiling Henry chimed in, trying to remain modest, saying: ‘Sometimes. Not all the time, sometimes.’Lukaku continued: ‘I remember when my brother came and he was like you did this skill in training but I’m not going to say any names but the player left the pitch.’ The Inter Milan striker had a catch-up with his former Belgium coach (Pictures: Instagram / Getty)Romelu Lukaku says Thierry Henry was still showing his class long after he retired and embarrassed one Belgium player so much in a training session that they hastily left the pitch.The legendary Arsenal striker, who scored 175 Premier League goals, was brought in by Belgium coach Roberto Martinez as one of his assistants in 2016, helping them finish third at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.He has since left the Belgium national set-up to forge his own coaching career and currently manages MLS side Montreal Impact after an unsuccessful spell at Monaco. Advertisementlast_img read more

Jonathan Mensah donates to Dzorwulu special school

first_imgThe Jonathan Mensah Foundation (JOMENS) has donated food items and other assorted products to the Dzorwulu special school as part of the organization’s social responsibility to show love and care to the mentally challenged students in the school.The Black Stars defender Jonathan Mensah has had couple of donations to orphanages but noted, “This one was very special for me because we came to one of the special schools in Ghana. I was very touched and very emotional and I’m very proud to be doing something for the kids and the country.”Dzorwulu Special School was established in 1970 by some concerned individuals who felt the necessity to put these children in a safe environment. The school in 1974 had an increase in enrolment but due to lack of funds to pay staff was handed over to the Ghana Education Service.The School aside government sustenance also gets support from individuals and institutions to aid in operations and the Anzhi Makhachkala player exhorted all concerned citizens and organizations to extend a helping hand to the least marginalized in society.He said “The children are very special and they need special attention so as I did today I’m very sure others will come and do same. This is one of my homes now I will come and support them whenever I can. ” The Foundation also embarked on a cleanup exercise on the campus to maintain a hygienic environment for the student at Dzorwulu special school and took the opportunity to congratulate Ghanaians for the peaceful elections.last_img read more