FHA to Extend Foreclosure & Eviction Ban

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage Forbearance Pandemic Trends—Six Things to Know Next: Single-Family Rent Prices Further Slow in June Sign up for DS News Daily Eviction FHA Foreclosure HUD moratorium 2020-08-19 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago August 19, 2020 4,717 Views Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img  Print This Post About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FHA to Extend Foreclosure & Eviction Ban The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago FHA to Extend Foreclosure & Eviction Ban Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials told POLITICO that the department will extend a ban on evictions and foreclosures for homes backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) through the end of the year.  The ban only covers the roughly 8.1 million homeowners with single-family mortgages insured by the FHA, the HUD agency that backs low- and moderate-income borrowers’ loans, not those backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-run companies that guarantee about half of America’s residential mortgage market. That means the extension involves much fewer homes than did the four-month eviction moratorium included in the CARES Act, which itself applied to about a quarter of the nation’s 44 million rental units. That lapsed at the end of last month.  “The Trump administration is looking at using authorities within its jurisdiction to extend relief through the calendar year for Americans experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus, which includes existing funds as well as moratoriums on foreclosures and evictions,” a person familiar with the situation told POLITICO. The Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs earlier this week concluded its review of the action. “We are looking at a myriad of options to ensure the American people do not lose their homes during the coronavirus pandemic,” HUD spokesman Brad Bishop told POLITICO. The extension happened about a week after an executive order directed federal agencies to review “whether any measures temporarily halting residential evictions” are necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Some say the action does not do enough to protect homeowners, because of the small percentage of households it will help. “The very limited number of covered properties with renters living in them are already covered under existing law, the Protecting Tenants in Foreclosure Act. Existing law requires that renters in these properties be given a 90-day notice to vacate,” said Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Tagged with: Eviction FHA Foreclosure HUD moratorium Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share 2Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Dillon F. Barker, age 23

first_imgA loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, cousin, and friend, Dillon Ferrel Barker, passed away in Harrison, Ohio on January 24, 2016 at the young age of 23. He was born on April 11, 1992 in Price, Utah the son of Clifton F. Barker Jr. and Bobbie LeRoy. Dillon graduated from Franklin County High School with the class of 2011. He was a free spirit who enjoyed working in many different fields. Being a traveler since he was 8 months old, Dillon lived in over 25 states and visited 36, even Mexico and Canada. He had a love for the mountains, camping, fishing,hunting and anything outdoors. While living in Indiana he helped his mom raise orphaned raccoons. They did this together for many years. Survivors include his loving parents, Clifton Ferrel Barker Jr., Bobbie LeRoy; His girlfriend, Jessika Wells; brother & sister-in-law, Clifton Lee (Sheena) Barker, nephew, Noah Barker; sister, Lindsay Dawn (Jamie Richey) Barker; grandparents, Ken and Bernice LeRoy, Pat and Maxine Green; his best friend, Andrew Meddel; his canine companion Seekers; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins andfriends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ferrel Barker; grandmother, MerleKingsley; and his aunt, Pepper Ray LeRoy. Dillon was caring and considerate of others. He would offer his help, asking nothing in return. He made sure everyone was smiling and laughing at all times. Dillon enjoyed spending most of his time with his best friend and companion Seek. They were joined at the hip and he loved his dog very much. Dillon had many goals and dreams in life; but being taken away to soon he was never able to complete them all! Family & friends may visit from 1:00 P.M. until 2:30 P.M. on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville. Rev. Curtis Bond will officiate the Memorial Service at 2:30 P.M. on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville. Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of the Donor’s Choice. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Barker Family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Benni McCarthy: Jose wanted me twice at Chelsea

first_imgPorto and South African great, Benni McCarthy, has revealed how Jose Mourinho twice tried to sign him to Chelsea. Loading… Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesome7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? The 2003/04 campaign saw Porto win the Champions League, and Mourinho left to join Chelsea – where he failed to sign McCarthy once again. The striker said: “When I went back, Porto’s players laughed and called me Mourinho’s son. I let my football do the talking and did everything I could for this man. “I even thought, ‘This guy is going to leave Porto and I want to go with him’. I had a manager I would die for. “I scored goals against Manchester United in the Champions League and when Mourinho went to Chelsea they came for me, but Porto would not sell.” Blackburn managed to snare McCarthy away from Porto in 2006, and the ex-South Africa international managed to score 18 goals in 36 Premier League games.Advertisement Once again Chelsea – and Mourinho – came calling, but the 1995 top-flight champions were unwilling to part ways with their prized asset. McCarthy revealed to the Athletic: “I was playing in England for the first time and scoring a lot — 24 goals in my first season. “Then Chelsea came knocking on the door again. Mourinho wanted me. He’s always wanted me. “I asked Blackburn if they could sell me. I wanted to play Champions League again, to play for Mourinho as he ruffled more feathers in the Premier League. read also:Top Spanish manager rules out Premier League return “Blackburn said no, which I understand. “I tried to force the move but it wasn’t enough. My mental state began to suffer, my football began to suffer.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Tennis: McEnroe ranks Serena 700th on men’s tour

first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES “Best female player ever — no question.“If she had to just play the circuit — the men’s circuit — that would be an entirely different story,” McEnroe told American broadcaster National Public Radio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe seven-time major winner said the best thing Williams would have going for her on the men’s tour would be her mental toughness.“The reality of what would happen on a given day is Serena could beat some players, I believe, because she is so incredibly strong mentally.” Serena Williams. AP FILE PHOTOLOS ANGELES—Tennis legend John McEnroe says while he has great respect for Serena Williams as the best of her gender, the 23-time Grand Slam winner would be the 700th ranked player in the men’s game.Speaking as part of a tour to promote his new book “But Seriously”, McEnroe said he would place Williams “like 700 in the world” on the men’s circuit.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games SMB seizes leadcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ What ‘missteps’? World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire He said her rivals would crack under pressure.“She could overcome some situations where players would choke because she’s been in it so many times, so many situations at Wimbledon, The US Open, etc,” he said.Williams became the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam title when she claimed the 2015 Wimbledon title at age 33. The Los Angeles native has 23 Gram Slam singles crowns and 14 doubles titles in majors.The ATP Tour rankings only go to the top 500 and Andy Murray is the current top ranked ATP Tour player while Temur Ismailov of Uzbekistan holds down the 500th spot.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more

a month agoLiverpool legend Dalglish: Rangers boss Gerrard embarrassed by Klopp words

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Dalglish: Rangers boss Gerrard embarrassed by Klopp wordsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Kenny Dalglish believes Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will be “embarrassed” by the words of Jurgen Klopp.The Liverpool boss tipped the Rangers manager to be his successor whenever he finally leaves Anfield.Writing in the Sunday Post, Dalglish said: “For me, the way Jurgen answered the question put to him once again reiterated just how much he ‘gets’ Liverpool, from the way some people are regarded by everyone at the club to the mood and feelings of the supporters.”Perhaps Steven might have been a wee bit embarrassed by with Jurgen’s comments, but they would have been said with the best of intentions.”Deep down inside, I’m sure, Steven would have been very, very proud of Jurgen’s comments.”But right now he has a job at Rangers to be getting on with, just as Jurgen will be fully focused on matters at Anfield.” last_img read more

QA WITH ACTOR PAUL MASSEY

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Paul is an actor represented by Anderson Talent Management. He has appeared in Film, TV and Commercial projects.We chatted with Paul recently, check out the Q and A below:As a child, did you want to be an actor, or did it fall into place through other activities?As a child , I never really thought about being an actor. I did grow up in an entertainment family. My father’s hobby was as a professional pantomime(lip sync) artist and my brother is a professional ventriloquist. I followed in my father’s footsteps and at age 9, created my own lip sync show under the name of Mr.Mimic. Our father was our agent and manager and often the three of us would be on the same bill with other performers. It was this experience that gave me the taste of live performing for others. I learned about professionalism and that it’s a “hurry up and wait” business. I learned how things worked back stage behind the scenes. I performed that for about 4 years and then continued to be a “roadie” for my father for a number of years during school on the weekends. Who inspired you to follow your dream to pursue acting?It wasn’t until grade twelve when I got involved in the theatre arts program and performed in our high school musical that I thought I would want to work in theatre all my life. I attended post secondary in theatre arts, and although it was more on the technical side. I enjoyed it and learned lots but missed the performance side. It wasn’t until 27 years later that I re-trained and I was fortunate enough to find representation with Anderson Talent.What challenges have you faced in the entertainment industry? What has been your most rewarding experience?Some of the challenges that I am faced with is auditioning with actors that have been performing since childhood. In the same token, there is a huge opportunity for my demographic as some of these performers have retired or become less busy. And in most cases have become great mentors within this industry with coaching, teaching etc.My most rewarding experience is difficult to assess as I am grateful for all of the projects I have had an opportunity to work on. I did get to work on a film with my son so that was quite special.What is your favourite type of character to play?My favourite type of character to play is the bad guy! It’s so opposite to who I am in real life. It is fun to play. The truth is that I like the challenge of freeing myself up enough to play any character presented to me.What market do you currently work in? Are there other areas you would like to work?I primarily work out of the Toronto market in Film, Television, TV, Commercial, Commercial Print and Voice work. I’ve discovered there are so many branches on the entertainment tree that maybe someday I might get involved in scouting,casting,or executive producing. I love to paint and draw so who knows maybe special effects make-up!! Or scenic painting.What advice would you give to someone new trying to make it in the acting industry?I would like to think that actors are doing it because it is their passion, not for fame or fortune. You need to build up your skills and training first before you can even begin to seek representation or audition for roles. Even then when you get an agent, you need to be prepared to work harder than they do to brand yourself. Its a two-way streak. Take workshops, Improv classes, always be working on your craft. Write stories, make short films, anything to keep you involved. Treat it like a business, its show “business” not show up or show off. Treat all auditions the same you would a job interview. Have patience, even though your career may not be where you want it to be right now. When you complete an audition, forget about it afterwards. You will drive yourself unnecessary stress. Also don’t look for validation in your work.What fuels your passion?The whole process I find rewarding. I enjoy auditioning for different roles and different mediums, networking with fellow actors and industry personal. And if I am blessed to book a job, the complete production process and seeing the client happy with the final product.What is something about you that most people would never guess?Tough question!!… I don’t know… my older brother and sister were adopted. Growing up I was jealous of that and wanted to be adopted too!If you were to do it all over again, would you do things exactly the same? Do you have any regrets? Successes that make you proud?I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ve learned so much, and I continue to learn and improve my craft whenever I can. I used to think that I should have found my passion earlier, but I realized that life gets in the way for the positive: Raising a family and running two successful franchises the last 23 years. I have surrounded myself with a great team whom I’m very proud of. This has allowed me to pursue my passion today. I’m very proud that I have tried my best to be a very generous and giving actor, not only to my fellow actors but to EVERYONE that is involved in a project or production. It truly is a team effort and the reality is that it’s the crew behind the scenes that makes us actors look good. They are the real stars!!Written By:  Darlene MorrisonIf you are an aspiring talent and would like to be featured in our Aspiring Talent SeriesContact Darlene via email at [email protected] to all (e.g. Actors, Models, Singers, Dancers, Producers, Directors, etc.) Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Two more Indian mountaineers die, another missing in Nepal

first_imgKathmandu: Two Indian climbers, including an Indian Army soldier, have died and another has gone missing in Nepal after one of them successfully scaled the world’s highest peak Mount Everest, the expedition organiser said Friday, days after two mountaineers from the country perished in the Himalayan nation. Army soldier Ravi Thakar, 28, was found dead inside his tent at Camp IV on Mount Everest early Friday while Narayan Singh died at Camp IV on Thursday night when he was climbing down from the 8,485-meter Mount Makalu summit, world’s fifth highest mountain. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh Dipankar Ghos, 52, from Kolkata went missing from above Camp IV while returning from the Mount Makalu summit, said Mingma Sherpa, Chairman at Seven Summit Treks. A search team, which reached the area from where the climber is suspected to have gone missing, however, failed to trace him, Sherpa said. Ghos climbed Mount Everest in 2011 and has also scaled Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Lhotse, Mount Manaslu and Mount Dhaulagiri among other peaks. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Thakar died after he suffered from high altitude sickness. “Fellow climbers found him dead inside the tent,” Sherpa was quoted as saying by The Himalayan Times. Ravi was part of an eight-member expedition led by renowned Irish climber Noel Richard Hanna. He along with other members made it to the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday morning. Another member of the same expedition Seamus Sean Lawless from Ireland slipped from the balcony area while descending from the summit point. “Fate of the missing Irish climber is still unknown,” Sherpa said. “Indian climber Narayan Singh died in Mt Makalu. He died at camp 4 while descending the summit,” Nepal Tourism Ministry official Mira Acharya told PTI. Two Indian climbers from West Bengal – Biplab Baidya (48) and Kuntal Karar (46) – died in Nepal on Wednesday due to high altitude sickness near the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga, the world’s third tallest peak. Another climber from Chile is missing from above Camp IV of Mount Kanchenjunga since Wednesday evening. Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world. It is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas 19-kilometer southeast of the 8,848-meter Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and Tibet Autonomous Region, China. Hundreds of climbers flock each year to Nepal – home to several of the world’s highest mountains, to scale Himalayan peaks during the spring season that begins around March and ends in June.last_img read more

Mens lacrosse pipeline in the making

Home is not very far for a trio of Ohio State men’s lacrosse players. For senior midfielder Scott Lathrop, sophomore defenseman Mark Crawford and freshman defenseman John Hardesty, it is a short drive back to their hometown of Upper Arlington. All three Buckeyes played high school lacrosse for Upper Arlington High School. “Playing there gave me confidence. It gave me drive to continue the success here,” Lathrop said. “I know everybody always wants to win, but it’s nice coming from a program that had that kind of success.” In the case of Upper Arlington, “success” might not be the right word. “Dominance” might be more appropriate. Upper Arlington coach Ted Wolford is entering his 18th season at the helm. He has won 12 state championships as coach. Wolford said the trio of Buckeyes are some of the most loyal kids he has coached. “If you say to yourself, ‘If I were to go into battle, would I want one of those guys in your foxhole with you?’ You would say, without a doubt,” he said. “Any one of those guys would be people that would have your back, people that would be there to support you.” Lathrop, a co-captain for the No. 13/15-ranked Buckeyes, also was a captain when he wore a Golden Bears uniform. “Scott was a captain for us, you know, as well as he is now for Ohio State,” Wolford said. “He was just always a very focused individual that worked very hard.” Wolford said Crawford’s first choice was football and that he chose to play lacrosse late in his high school career. But, Wolford said, that didn’t change the type of character he had. “He definitely had the strongest work ethic in his senior class,” Wolford said. “He’s definitely one of those kids that everybody looked up to because he pushed everybody to improve. There’s not an ounce of ego in him at all.” Just a freshman for the Buckeyes, Hardesty was exposed to high-level competition early in his high school career. Like Lathrop, Hardesty also was a captain for Upper Arlington. “Right from the get-go, he kept coming to us and asking how he could get better,” Wolford said. “He always pushed us as coaches to help him improve his game.” The success of the Upper Arlington program has made it a hot spot for OSU recruiting. Wolford said he already has two players on his team this year who have committed to play for the Buckeyes in the future. Although the three Buckeyes all are in different classes, they share a bond from their time as Golden Bears. “I think the biggest part would just be having that person that you’ve known for two, three or four years in high school, and kind of having that connection already made and bringing it to college,” Crawford said. Despite the three now playing lacrosse for the Buckeyes, Wolford said he still remains in contact with them. “I always try to stick around after games and try to talk to them afterwards and see how they’re doing,” he said. “I want to let them know that I’m very proud of them; I’m very happy with the fact that they’re competing and that they’re doing well both in the classroom and in their athletic endeavors.” OSU has started off the season with three consecutive victories against Detroit Mercy, Mercer and previously No. 3-ranked North Carolina.  The Buckeyes suffered their first loss against Massachusetts on Saturday, 11-9. While many of the OSU players come from all over the country, the trio has one advantage that not many other members of the team can say they have. “We share a little bit, I think, because we’re always getting stuff for being so close to home and going home and getting home-cooked meals,” Crawford said. “So we all have to stick together and stay strong.” read more

Womens Hockey Ohio States Emma Maltais given chance to shine on international

Ohio State freshman forward Emma Maltais (17) heads back out on the ice to start the second period of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignEmma Maltais is coming off one of the most impressive freshman campaigns in Ohio State women’s hockey history, scoring a team-high 40 points in the 2017-2018 season.She plans to build off that year after recently being invited to participate for the Under-22 USA vs. Canada women’s series. Maltais joined two of her fellow Buckeye teammates, redshirt junior defenseman Jincy Dunne and senior defenseman Lauren Boyle, in being selected for this series. However, unlike her two teammates, Maltais was chosen to represent her native country of Canada.This was not the first time that Maltais has been selected to play for Canada, as she has had an eventful career playing internationally before she came to Ohio State. The Buckeye sophomore forward played for the Under-18 women’s team for Canada back in 2016 and competed in the 2018 Nations Cup with Team Canada out in Germany, playing against other national teams from several countries including Finland, Sweden, Germany and Russia. “Nothing is taken for granted,” Maltais said. “You never know when the last time you’ll be wearing the jersey is. So, every time you’re out there trying out is always an opportunity, so you have to leave it all out there.” Despite all this history, the Under-22 USA vs. Canada women’s series offered a little twist for Maltais. The Team Canada head coach was Nadine Muzerall, head coach for the Ohio State team.Muzerall’s presence brought a sense of familiarity for Maltais. “It was really cool learning that I was going to play under coach Muzerall,” Maltais said. “I’ve never had that before, so I thought that knowing a little bit of her system with practices and practice drills would help me out a lot. She’s an amazing coach, and it made me more comfortable in the sense that it was like being back in Ohio.”The actual series itself went in favor of Team USA, as the team swept the series. Maltais herself did not score any points but, in the three games played, she showed Dunne why she was on Team Canada. “Emma’s one of the best sports all around,” Dunne said. “Off the ice, she’s a great friend, but on the rink, she was wearing a Canada jersey. It’s awesome to play against someone so talented. Every time I go up against, I know that she’s going to push me, and I know I have to bring my best game.” As the days dwindle down to the beginning of the 2018 season, Maltais said she looks forward to building off of this experience and the successes of the Buckeyes last season making the Frozen Four. “All of this builds confidence,” Maltais said. “Making the Frozen Four last year with our team was the definition of hard work paying off. Having that confidence and experience moving forward into this series really helped me as a player and an individual. I also think that by participating in that series, I can bring that experience back to OSU and that will really help the team this year.” read more

297 Farmers Benefit From Weather Pattern Training

first_img Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Related Items:jamaica, REEACH Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, April 22 (JIS): A total of 297 farmers from five parishes have been empowered with weather pattern information through a US$100,000 grant from the Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (Ja REEACH) Project.This was under the training component of the project, involving the Meteorological Service (Met Office), the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI). Through the information provided to the farmers, drawn from St. Catherine, Clarendon, St. Elizabeth, St. Thomas and St. Mary, they are now better able to interpret and understand weather predictions and make informed decisions regarding planting and harvesting, so as to boost productivity. They have been equipped to deal with climate factors such as maximum and minimum temperatures, low pressure and troughs, drought and flash flooding effects. They are also able to formulate responses to weather and climate forecasts and messages from the Met Office, and adjust their operations to lessen the impact of adverse climate conditions.Speaking at an Agrometeorology farmers’ forum held on Tuesday (April 21), at the Farmers’ Training Centre in Twickenham Park, St. Catherine, Manager with Ja REEACH Project, Dianne Dormer, said the training should result in improved agricultural practices to enhance crop yield.“We expect that we should see practical changes on the ground, such as water harvesting and storage…using things like barrier crops to reduce some of the insects that are driven when temperature increases, and a change in the planting cycle, and the type of crops that will be planted,” Miss Dormer noted.Treasurer of the Ebony Park Farmers’ Association in Clarendon, Michael Hutchinson, who was among farmers reporting on how they are applying the knowledge in their farming activities, said the training was extremely helpful, “especially to farmers, who depend on rainfall.”“When you can understand and know the weather pattern, you can know exactly what to plant, so it helps you in your planting,” he said.Vice President of the James Hill Production and Marketing Organization (PMO), also in Clarendon, Gloria Moore, reported that “the information provided has changed the way we plant, and the way we reap. It is very good for us; we have benefitted greatly.”Ja REEACH, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is aimed at protecting rural lives, livelihoods and ecosystems in targeted communities affected by climate change, through interventions that drive adaptation and build resilience.The project works with farmers and communities to support actions and demonstrations that combat challenges linked to the changing climate in Jamaica. Recommended for you Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more