Watch: World’s largest aircraft touches down at Shannon Airport with largest…

first_imgLinkedin Print Facebook “We’re delighted to play our part, we have stayed open here to ensure we can facilitate cargo coming in like this with vital PPE for the health services,” she said.Pointing to the almost 70 aircraft parked up at the airport, Ms Considine noted in what is a “tough time for aviation” the arrival of the Antonov AN-225 created “great excitement about the place”.Niall Moloney, Shannon Airport’s Director of Airport Operations highlighted Shannon Airport staff “have been working on the front line ensuring the safe arrival of PPE cargo flights since the start of the crisis”.“It’s an incredible aircraft and when you see ut in the taxiway here it dwarfs anything else on the airfield. When you take its enormous size into perspective, it’s almost unbelievable that it can get up into the skies, let alone be as graceful when ut’s up there,” he said. WhatsApp Email Advertisement NewsHealthVideoWatch: World’s largest aircraft touches down at Shannon Airport with largest single delivery of PPE into IrelandBy Cian Reinhardt – June 10, 2020 4006 Twitter The Antonov AN-225 carrying PPE for Ireland. Photo: Cian ReinhardtThe world’s largest aircraft, Antonov AN-225 touched down at Shannon Airport at approximately 2pm today carrying the largest consignment of Personal Protective Equipment to be flown into Ireland on a single flight.Carrying almost 900,000 medical gowns for distribution in Ireland, it is second plane carrying PPE to arrive in Shannon Airport in the past few days, the last being a Boeing 737 which arrived on Monday, June 8.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Shannon Group CEO, Mary Considine told the Limerick Post the 3.2-kilometre runway is something “we are very proud of, and we love to see it used”.With the longest runway in Ireland, Shannon Airport is the only facility capable of taking in the 276 foot Antonov AN-225 aircraft. Previous articleSpike Lee’s editor to deliver editing workshop for local filmmakersNext article€6.5bn business support package must be reallocated or SME’s will become the nursing homes of the economy Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected]last_img read more

Common Securitization Solutions CEO David Applegate Stepping Down

first_img Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Common Securitization Solutions CEO David Applegate Stepping Down David ApplegateFannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced Thursday that David Applegate will step down as CEO of Common Securitization Solutions, LLC (CSS). A search for his replacement has been launched by the CSS Board of Managers. Applegate will stay on board during the transition. “In my conversations with the board, I expressed that this was the optimal time for a transition, following the June launch of the Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security (UMBS) on the CSS-built Common Securitization Platform,” Applegate said. “Since I joined CSS in November of 2014, it has been my honor to work alongside the amazingly talented teams at CSS, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHFA, and our external partners to realize the vision for a Single Security.”The CSS began in 2013 as a joint venture between the GSEs to build and operate a single securitization infrastructure. Applegate called the launch of the Common Securitization Platform a “once-in-a-generation achievement.” “[David] Applegate brought all those skills to this work, and we are extraordinarily grateful for his contributions,” added Jerry Weiss, EVP and Chief Administrative Officer of Freddie Mac and Chairman of the CSS Board of Managers. “With today’s announcement, we begin the search for a candidate who can continue our progress, starting a seamless transition that will pave the way for additional success at CSS.”Fannie Mae President David Benson said Applegate’s leadership was critical to the successful implementation of the UMBS. Benson added that the Single Security “marks a fundamental and important shift in housing finance.” “Ensuring a seamless launch required a leader with deep industry experience, a clear vision, and the ability to unite multiple stakeholders around a complex set of requirements. We deeply appreciate Dave’s strong leadership and guidance during his time with CSS and we wish him every success in his next opportunity,” Benson said. The Urban Institute released a study on the long-term impact of the UMBS. According to the study, the single uniform saves taxpayers money, and that MBS investors “strongly preferred” Fannie Mae’s security.Also, the UMBS reduces inefficiencies, with the securities of either GSE now able to be delivered into a single security.  Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Tagged with: Fannie Mae. Freddie Mac Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Home / Daily Dose / Common Securitization Solutions CEO David Applegate Stepping Down The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Previous: The Future of Financial Service Firms Next: The Rise of Built-for-Rent Homes Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago August 8, 2019 2,041 Views Fannie Mae. Freddie Mac 2019-08-08 Mike Albaneselast_img read more

Winterize pipes

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaHomeowners should winterize outdoor pipes and lawn sprinklers soon. A few precautions now can save a lot of time and headaches come springtime.Temperatures in north Georgia have already dipped below freezing. And this winter is predicted to have extended periods of freezing weather throughout the state.Freezing temperatures can cause the water in an exposed pipe to expand. If the water expands too much, the pipe bursts. “With home irrigation systems, you probably wouldn’t know you had any pipe damage until you turned it on for the first spring watering,” says Kerry Harrison, an irrigation specialist with the University of Georgia Extension Service.Most in-ground sprinkler pipes will be OK, because only the top two inches of the ground freeze in most of Georgia. Pipes should be well below this level. Other irrigation components, like backflow prevention valves, are at ground level and could be in danger.If there are any exposed valves or pipes around your home, tape them up or “use a good old sack to wrap them,” Harrison said. Home-improvement stores have many tapes, foams and gadgets to keep these pipes warm on cold, winter nights.The tips of sprinkler heads can hold water. When frozen, they can rupture. The whole sprinkler system holds water, too, even when it isn’t being used, like in the winter. Don’t forget to drain the system, he said. If you don’t drain it properly in the winter, your sprinkler could be a geyser when you turn it on next spring.”Arrangements should have been made in the installation process to have a way to drain those lines that would hold water through a buried valve in a pit,” he said.If you’ve bought a home with an installed irrigation system, find this drain valve. Some systems are equipped with automatic drain valves.Don’t forget about outside water hoses. You can do two things:* Leave the hoses hanging outside. But disconnect them from faucets.* Disconnect, drain and store hoses someplace with a constant temperature. This will prolong the life of hoses.If you leave hoses undrained outside in the winter, don’t move them or touch them in freezing weather. You could be the one to break them. Frozen hoses are fragile.Private water users and rural residents with wells should check out their main water pump. There is usually a quarter-inch pipe connected to the pressure switch. If it’s metal, it likely won’t freeze. But if it’s plastic, it might freeze and burst. This could cause the water pump to fail or continue to run and cause some major winter repairs.If all these precautions fail and a pipe bursts, there’s still one thing to remember. “Know where your main water cutoff is,” Harrison said.last_img read more