Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) 2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLivestock Feeds Plc manufactures and markets a range of animal feed products in Nigeria which includes feed for poultry, pig and cattle. The company is the dominant brand in animal feeds with an installed capacity of 40 MT/hour single shift and a network of 12 franchise millers. Livestock Feeds Plc was established in 1963 as a subsidiary of Pfizer to provide health and nutritional products for exotic milking cows and hybrid chicken that were being imported into Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Livestock Feeds Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Camelot Ghana Limited (CMLT.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Camelot Ghana Limited (CMLT.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Camelot Ghana Limited (CMLT.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Camelot Ghana Limited (CMLT.gh) 2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCamelot Ghana Limited is a security printing company involved in the design, processing, printing and finishing of security print orders, business forms and documents and identity products. The company provides a service to governmental departments, financial institutions and multi-national organisations. Security stationary issued by Camelot Ghana Limited ranges from cheque books and banker’s drafts to share certificates, dividend warrants and lottery tickets. The company produces continuous and cut sheet stationary for insurance company forms, optical character recognition (OCR) forms, pre-prints for laser printers, listing paper and airline boarding passes. Company printing solutions range from magstripe encoded cards to UV cured cards, access control cards and ID cards. Government printing solutions for range from council tax forms to utility billing cards, electoral ballot papers and revenue collection tickets. Subsidiaries of Camelot Ghana Limit offer services ranging from holograms, holosealing, embossed hotfoiling to watermarked cheque paper, chemically-sensitive security paper, solvent sensitive inks, tri-thermochromic inks and microtext printing. Camelot Ghana Limited services governments and institutions in Togo, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Benin, Côte d ´Ivoire, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The company headquarters are in Accra, Ghana. Camelot Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Neil BackLeeds Carnegie launched their Amlin Challenge Cup Pool 4 bid with a 23-9 opening round win at Bucharest Oaks – now they face the star-studded Stade Français Paris side under the Headingly Carnegie floodlights on Sunday night with Andy Key, the Director of Rugby, relishing the chance to take on one of Europe’s top clubs.The French capital city club – Heineken Cup finalists in 2001 and 2005 – opened their account with a nine-try victory against Crociati Rugby and have given every indication they are targeting the silverware.“Naturally we are all very excited about this game,” said Key. “No matter who you are you want to test yourself against the very best and Stade are unquestionably – and regularly – one of the best sides in Europe.“They are a club steeped in history and have a squad full of quality players with plenty of experience of playing at the highest level.“Stade Francais would have been massively disappointed not to be in this season’s Heineken Cup tournament after just missing out on qualification from the Top 14.“However, the way they are playing and selecting in both the Amlin Challenge Cup and Top 14 competitions indicate they really mean business.“They have got a lot of experience in all areas. They have a good strong defence – they don’t miss many tackles – and a genuinely great backline.“What is more they will run it from anywhere. It does not matter where they are on the field and we will have to be on our mettle and at our very best when defending.“However, I think we showed against London Irish that we can also score tries and hopefully we will be able to ask them some questions. “We are starting to put together a game plan and style that suits our players and is a balance between winning, entertaining and enjoying it.“Sunday is a great time for us to see just where we are in relation to a team like Stade and take the opportunity of the development of our squad.“It will also be the chance for meeting some old friends like our former player Tom Palmer who is now playing for Stade.“I am sure he will get a great welcome and, although he left before Neil and I arrived, I have only heard good reports about him and he certainly appears to be an integral part of the set-up at Stade Francais right now.“With a side like Stade and the players they will bring to our ground hopefully we get a big crowd behind us – which is, after all, the whole essence of playing rugby at highest level.“For our part we want to put on the sort of performance that will make the people of Yorkshire proud in Leeds Carnegie. “Against Bucharest Oaks we found out, yet again, that they wear their hearts on their sleeves and that made for a tough first half in particular.“It was definitely important to kick-off with a win on the back of five very tough Premiership matches and I was really pleased with the way we managed that, used our squad well and our ability to play for the 80 minutes because if you are not careful you can succumb to their early pressure.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
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Description Credit: Credit TAGS: Saracens More than any athletic attribute, the one quality that Maro Itoje’s clubmates value highest in their young lock is an uncanny capacity to learn. Saracens playmakers know they only need to explain a pattern once. Coaches do not need to repeat pointers. Put simply, Itoje absorbs advice, applies it and thrives.High-stakes rugby matches are often won by the most adaptable team. Against Wasps at Allianz Park on Sunday afternoon, Saracens did not have everything their own way. In fact, a good deal of the game was scruffy.BT Sport commentator David Flatman encapsulated the tone on awarding Billy Vunipola with the man-of-the-match award. He said the England number eight had made mistakes, but had also influenced many pivotal moments.In a six-minute period just before the break, Saracens suffered a setback. Instead of capitulating though, they rallied and wrestled the lead from Wasps once more. Here, we chart a stirring response that crystallised a 30-14 win.Initial errorWe join the game after a deft kick from Sean Maitland has dribbled into touch close to the Wasps 22. Five points ahead with less than six minutes until the break, Saracens have their opponents pinned down deep in their own territory.But Itoje is not content. He wants to steal possession and watches intently as Kearnan Myall calls the six-man Wasps lineout from the tail:As Myall moves forward towards Matt Symons and fakes a jump, Itoje tracks his man and prepares to lift George Kruis to contest:Symons then steps out of the lineout though, allowing Myall a passage through to the front where Marty Moore can lift him. Following Myall, Itoje turns towards his own lifter Juan Figallo:However, the intricate movement buys time for Myall and allows him to rise above Itoje. Then, as Myall takes the accurate throw of hooker Tom Cruse, Itoje collides with him:Referee Matt Carley is not fooled by Itoje’s outstretched arms that feign innocence, immediately blowing his whistle to penalise Saracens for closing the gap in the lineout:Because the visitors have committed a lineout offence, Wasps are allowed to kick for touch from the 15-metre line……and Danny Cipriani makes the most of an improved angle to send Wasps over halfway:Some slightly clumsy exuberance from Itoje has cost his team around 30 metres, and there were further faults to come.Wrong side of the lawSaracens have honed an aggressive, confrontational defensive system that forces mistakes, creating turnovers and tries. As a side, they are extremely comfortable without the ball and regularly cause rivals to feel claustrophobic.Initially, five phases of characteristically cohesive muscle from the ensuing lineout repels Wasps some 10 metres behind the gainline. But now watch Itoje as Dan Robson passes to Cruse:Cruse is stopped in a double-tackle from Kruis and Schalk Brits, with defensive lynchpin Brad Barritt shooting up on the outside to cover a potential tip-on to Ashley Johnson.Wasps tighthead prop Moore changes course to resource the next ruck, while Itoje sweeps in behind the tackle area:Brits does not release the tackled player straightaway, causing some gesturing from Robson and requiring Moore to clear him. By this point, Itoje is directly behind the ball:Moore wrestles Brits away from the breakdown and to the ground. Seeing no players over the ball, Itoje clearly believes the breakdown to be over. He dives through……shooting off his feet and on to the ball as Cruse places it back. With Symons joining the melee and Robson keen to link up with his backs, referee Carley takes a close look……and pings Itoje, deeming the situation to be a ruck rather than open play:As Itoje’s pained expression outlines his thoughts on the decision – and his disappointment at compounding his earlier offence with another one – Robson takes a quick tap to snipe Wasps back on to the front foot:A flash of superb footwork then helped level the match at 8-8.Hitting a hitchIn Lee Blackett, Dai Young has one of the most talented coaches in England. The Wasps backline currently looks confident and dangerous. Here, even with Itoje circling around from the other side of the breakdown, Saracens are in trouble.Wing Mike Ellery looks as though he is calling for Michael Rhodes to move closer to him. Meanwhile, the direction of Jimmy Gopperth’s gaze suggests he is eager to attack a stretched defence:As Robson finds first-receiver Cipriani, Wasps have a four-on-three advantage with a large hole between Saracens’ second and third defender:But it is a stutter-step or hitch-kick from Cipriani that creates the opening. As the fly-half lands, he suddenly accelerates, causing the would-be tackler opposite to become flat-footed.In the below screenshot, Billy Vunipola’s bodyweight has sunk into his right heel (circled). Billy Vunipola slows while Rhodes continues to press on the outside, alert to the presence of Gopperth and Josh Bassett and probably wary of Elliot Daly further out as well:From a reverse angle, we can see how well Daly holds his width to stretch Saracens……and how easily Cipriani arcs around Billy Vunipola……before drawing Maitland and releasing Bassett for a try:Two and a half minutes prior to half-time, conceding this score would be a debilitating sucker-punch to most. But Saracens thanks to sound decision-making and diligent execution,regroup and regain control.On the chargeThe first step of Saracens’ reply is the restart. Rather than hitting a shallow kick for his chasers to contest, Alex Lozowski aims long.This presents Wasps with two options. Either they can attempt to play out the half by keeping the ball for almost two minutes – a risky strategy against arch-spoilers Saracens – or they can clear, returning possession to Saracens.Notice Billy Vunipola (circled), hanging behind Lozowski in the back-field and primed to return any kick that does not sail into touch:Forced to retreat, Nathan Hughes gathers on the five-metre line. As the red arrow shows, there is just one minute and 44 seconds until half-time:Hughes gallops forward, where he is met by Schalk Burger……but any hope of a clean exit is lost when the ball trickles loose at the next ruck.Brits pressurises Robson……who must dart to the left, where Kruis is waiting at guard:Hughes is back on his feet to carry again by now, and Simon McIntyre drives him through the tackle of Brits beyond the Wasps 22:Of course, this means if a clearance were to go into touch on the full, Saracens would have a lineout back level with the kick. The most viable option for Wasps is a high, contestable box-kick.Robson ushers Moore in to join the breakdown, making a ruck that is five players long. Theoretically, this should allow Robson to be shielded from any potential charge-downs. But Itoje, spring-heeled and long-limbed, is stalking in the bodyguard position:As Robson takes the ball and lifts it up, cramped for space just five metres in from the touchline, Itoje steals forward:An explosive leap brings him above Moore……and Itoje’s right arm deflects the ball, sending it skywards. Around 10 metres to the left is the perennially underrated Mako Vunipola, who is watching the action but turned in readiness to retreat after the kick:Snapping into action after the charge-down, Mako Vunipola changes direction… In snatching back the lead from Wasps just before half-time on Sunday afternoon at Allianz, Saracens showed the opportunism and problem-solving ability of a champion side. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS …before rising to gather……and launching Saracens into a game-breaking attack.Readjustments and patienceAs Mako Vunipola lands and trucks forward, the reactive support play of Kruis and Itoje is very sharp:They circle around the carrier and latch on to either shoulder with Figallo in behind, three of them driving the ball to within 15 metres of the Wasps line:Mako Vunipola places the ball back and Richard Wigglesworth has a pristine platform to play from. Remember, Wasps piled six forwards into the previous ruck.Here, designated by their shirt numbers, we can see them scramble back to join a frantic defensive effort. Given they are all hovering in the vicinity of the breakdown, there must be space for Saracens to exploit out wide:This becomes obvious with a wider angle, although Burger must stop to collect Wigglesworth’s pass:Even so, as we see Billy Vunipola join the attacking line from the back-field – holding his width rather than gravitating towards the ball – Burger does not panic. He simply runs straight, preserving space for those outside him:Quick recycling gives Saracens another overlap, but a gamble from Daly pays off. The centre shoots up on the outside of first-receiver Barritt:Encouraging Barrit to cut back against the grain, away from six teammates outside him and towards the Wasps forwards:Moore makes the tackle and Johnson hovers in an attempt to slow down the next breakdown or even create a turnover. Billy Vunipola is aware, though. He mirrors Barritt’s line of running……and storms into a robust clear-out:Wigglesworth can keep the attack going by bouncing back to the right and finding Burger, who has Brits, Mako Vunipola and Figallo to the right:Burger transfers the ball to Brits……and a neat swivel-pass releases a sweeping Lozowski while sucking in three Wasps tacklers:In Figallo, Mako Vunipola and Itoje, Lozowski has three forward runners offering themselves with Marcelo Bosch also coming around.As it happens, Lozoswki opts to hold on to the ball. He carries and is only stopped because of Gopperth’s instinctive decision to step in:Figallo and Brits clear the ruck……and Kruis is next to be sent up. Watch Mako Vunipola and Itoje on this phase. Despite a well-set opposition defence, they trust Bosch and Ellery to recycle the ball at the ensuing ruck:Itoje circles back around to the left as Rhodes arrives as well:So when Wigglesworth turns back to that side, he can find Burger with Itoje already latched on. Figallo and Mako Vunipola are also in close attendance:Launchbury and McIntyre stand firm, but now we can really see how the Wasps defence is being manoeuvred.Variation, organisation and manipulationSeven Wasps forwards, designated again by their shirt numbers in the screenshot below, are standing within five metres of the breakdown. The other, McIntyre, has made the tackle.Wigglesworth then instructs Rhodes and Brits to support Mako Vunipola’s pick-and-go:Moving in the same direction, from right to left, Itoje is next to shunt around the fringe. Kruis, Billy Vunipola and Barritt join him……latching on and driving Itoje through for two more precious metres. Note how narrow the Wasps forwards are again, and that Gopperth is on the right-hand edge of them:When Brits gets off the floor to carry back towards the posts, changing the direction of the attack, five Wasps forwards are wrong-footed and rendered redundant:Gopperth circles around to the right in order to bolster that side of the Wasps defence……and immediately, the decision is justified. Kruis stoops to adopt the role of scrum-half……and feeds Mako Vunipola on a wider line that outflanks Launchbury at bodyguard position:Gopperth must step in to stop the loosehead prop:In fact, the New Zealander almost manages to rip the ball from Mako Vuniopola’s grasp.But the carrier wrestles the ball to ground, demonstrating decent contact skills and a desire to retain possession. A few weary Wasps labour around the corner as Billy Vunipola arrives on the scene:Having spent the previous two phases in a tight cluster, the hosts’ forwards are now far more widely dispersed – the result of facing a varied attack. Following up two pick-and-goes with a wider, one-pass play, Saracens have manipulated gaps.Billy Vunipola scoops up the ball and looks to exploit space around the vacant fringe of the breakdown:A quick, powerful thrust requires McIntyre and Symons to react quickly, jamming together to stop him. Barrit, industrious as ever, latches on once more:Hughes and full-back Rob Miller join the tackle, making four Wasps required to take down Billy Vunipola. Gopperth has made his way around the ruck, but there is still over 15 metres of space to the right of the screenshot:Itoje clears the ruck with Barritt. Wigglesworth arrives to take the ball. Burger and Bosch circle around the corner. Goppperth’s body language at guard – shoulders turned in, primed for impact – suggests he is expecting another narrow burst……but Wigglesworth fires a long pass across the boughs of Moore, Daly, Robson and Cipriani to Ellery, who is stationed two metres inside the touchline, ensuring Saracens can use the entire width of the field:Ruthless and resilient, this try allowed Saracens to bounce back from an error-strewn period and snatch a slim advantage before half-time.They never relinquished the lead, going on to take a bonus point and a comfortable victory without finding their fluent best. Saracens solved teething problems along the way, the hallmark of a trophy-winning team.Owen Farrell returns this weekend for the Champions Cup opener against Toulon. Rumours of a short-term deal for Eben Etzebeth during the Six Nations are gathering momentum. These figures will only drive squad standards higher and enhance an already healthy level of inward expectation. Such an attitude is ominous for every prospective opponent in Europe.Match footage courtesy of Premiership Rugby
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Al-Ahad TV cameraman Khaled Ali Hamada was killed today in Diyala, northeast of Baghdad, becoming the first media fatality since the start of an offensive in the north and west of Iraq two weeks ago by Islamist rebels, including the Jihadi group Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIS) allied with Sunni tribal groups.An Al-Ahad TV reporter Moataz Jamil Hassan was badly injured. Based in Diyala, Al-Ahad TV is linked to the Shiite Islamist group Kutla Asaib Ahl Al-Haq.“We urge all parties to the conflict to ensure that journalists are protected,” Reporters Without Borders said. “At the same time, news media and journalists must demonstrate their independence and professionalism by not fuelling political and sectarian conflicts.”The obligation to protect journalists under Article 79 of Additional Protocol I of the 1949 Geneva Conventions and UN Security Council Resolution 1738 of 2006 must be respected.Al-Sharqiya News reporter Minas Al-Souhil and his cameraman were meanwhile arrested yesterday by security forces in Baghdad although they had an authorization issued by Baghdad operations command.Al-Sharqiya’s correspondent in Diyala province, Halmi Kamal, was kidnapped and held by armed individuals for several hours yesterday in the provincial capital of Baqubah (55 km northeast of Baghdad). IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Follow the news on Iraq to go further Help by sharing this information RSF_en June 16, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 First media victims of ISIS offensive February 15, 2021 Find out more News In Mosul, ISIS fighters have seized control of Al-Mosuliya TV, Sama Al-Mosul and Al-Ghad and have closed down a number of other local TV stations. In Tikrit, they have controlled Salaheddin TV since late December. December 28, 2020 Find out more In the government’s sights Organisation The government also has Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath, two Saudi-funded TV stations that broadcast from the United Arab Emirates, in its sights.On 14 June, Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki openly threatened to close these stations’ Iraq-based bureaux because of their allegedly biased coverage and to ban their staff from operating in the country.Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath had reported the statements of certain Iraqi politicians calling for Maliki’s resignation and the creation of a transitional government to resolve the crisis. Al-Arabiya also provided live coverage of the rebel attacks and advances, highlighting the rout of the Iraqi army.Mohamed Abdel Jabar Al-Shabout, the director for radio and TV at Iraqi Media Network (IMN), warned yesterday that he would not hesitate to sideline media that do not support the government and armed forces and broadcast false information. At the same time, IMN would be open to independent journalists who resigned from Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath, he added.All of the staff of the TV station ANB resigned on 14 June in protest against the alleged lack of neutrality of ANB’s coverage of the latest events, especially the fighting between the regular army and ISIS. ANB owner Nazmi Waji is a former petroleum ministry employee from Kirkuk province who is accused of fraud and embezzlement. News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Receive email alerts News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Social networks and telecommunications The Iraqi authorities have meanwhile taken a number of measures affecting communications in response to the ISIS offensive.At the government’s behest, the telecom companies Asiacell and (Kurdistan-based) Norooz Telecom announced the suspension of their services in the cities of Kirkuk and Mosul on 13 June. The Internet has also been hit. The communications ministry has asked Internet Service Providers to block certain social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and other services including Skype, Viber and Whatsapp.The communications ministry said yesterday that this decision had been taken because ISIS was using social networks. The day before, Twitter closed the accounts that ISIS had opened. Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” December 16, 2020 Find out more
Linkedin Advertisement NewsAsylum seeker Anna among McManus scholarship winnersBy John Keogh – November 27, 2015 753 WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Email Print Previous articlePoem for the Day: for James McMahon RIPNext articleLimerick animal rights activist calls for Rudolph to be taken off the menu John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories TAGSAP McCoyJP McManus All Ireland Scholarshiplimerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Scholarship recipient Anna Kern (centre) with JP McManus and Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan. Photo: Alan Place CHAMPION jockey AP McCoy was in a different kind of winner’s enclosure last Saturday when he helped celebrate the success of 125 secondary students from all over Ireland who were presented with All Ireland Scholarships at the University of Limerick.The students, from the North and South of Ireland, received the third level scholarships at a high profile ceremony where Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan and her Northern Ireland counterpart Dr Stephen Farry presented the awards.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Sponsored by Limerick philanthropist JP McManus, the educational scheme provides financial assistance to many high achieving students who completed their Leaving Certificate/A Level examinations in 2015.Among the winning students was 19-year-old Limerick asylum seeker, Anna Kern who is studying Physiotherapy at the Royal College of Surgeons.Maebh Ní Ghuairim from Castletroy and Conor Cregan from Glin are the other Limerick recipients.Congratulating this year’s recipients, AP McCoy said that the award recipients should be incredibly proud of their achievements which proved that if you are willing to be dedicated to something and apply yourself, great things can happen. JP McManus commented: “It is wonderful to be joined by so many parents, principals, friends and other invited guests from all over Ireland as we celebrate the success of these young men and women, who today are being recognised for their outstanding academic achievements.”He added: “To our special guest and great friend AP McCoy, we are honoured to have you present at the awards event. In your illustrious career you have shown the value of hard work, determination and bravery matched by undoubted ability. Your qualities certainly stand out as an example to others of how to succeed in life and also how to carry one’s success lightly.”The scholarships have been set at €6,750 per annum in Ireland and £5,500 in Northern Ireland and will continue for the duration of the undergraduate programme chosen by the scholarship winners.To date, JP McManus has contributed €32 million in support of third-level educational initiatives throughout the island of Ireland. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
Previous: HELOCs on the Wane? Next: Ginnie Mae Outstanding MBS Steady at $2T Threshold Tagged with: Affordability AHAR Homelessness HUD Maxine Waters USICH February 13, 2019 5,024 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Why Half a Million Americans Are Homeless Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] About Author: Donna Joseph Affordability AHAR Homelessness HUD Maxine Waters USICH 2019-02-13 Donna Joseph Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Why Half a Million Americans Are Homeless Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Servicing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago On Wednesday, the Committee on Financial Services held a hearing titled “Homeless in America: Examining the Crisis and Solutions to End Homelessness.” The hearing allowed members to hear from witnesses about the challenges of putting an end to homelessness as well as their and their recommendations for legislation to tackle the issue. The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides an estimate of the homeless population in the United States. The 2018 AHAR revealed that there were 552,830 people experiencing homelessness in the nation on a single night—representing a 0.3 percent increase compared to the previous year. This is also the second year in a row of increases in homelessness despite an overall 13.2 percent decline in homelessness since 2010, according to HUD. The AHAR, which also examines the demographics of the people experiencing homelessness found that nearly 160,000 children and youth experienced homelessness— which is nearly 30 percent of the total—and over 216,000 women and girls representing 40 percent of the total. Data also revealed that nearly 9 percent of veterans experienced homelessness in 2018. African Americans comprised 40 percent of all people experiencing homelessness, despite making up only 13 percent of the nation’s general population, and Hispanic or Latino people comprised 25 percent, the report stated. The findings also show that more progress has been made in reducing homelessness among some subpopulations than others. The greatest progress in reducing homelessness has been among veterans due in large part to increased funding for this population. Addressing the causes of homelessness, the memorandum cited the growing rental housing crisis in many parts of the country as a contributor in driving the lowest income families into homelessness. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the U.S. has a shortage of more than 7.2 million rental homes that are affordable and available to the lowest income renter households. According to the memorandum, 71 percent of the lowest income renter households are severely cost burdened spending more than half of their incomes on rent and utilities. Only 22 counties in the country can afford a one-bedroom rental home.Through the administration of three main homeless assistance programs—Emergency Solutions Grants, Continuum of Care program and HUD Veteran Affairs Supported Housing program—serve people experiencing homelessness. In addition to this, the report also pointed out that Congress created the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) to coordinate the federal response to homelessness across relevant federal agencies. The hearing also focused on legislative proposals such as “The Ending Homelessness Act of 2019” introduced by Chairwoman Waters to provide $13.27 billion over five years to several critical federal housing programs and initiatives. The “Working Together to End Homelessness Act of 2019,” a discussion draft from Chairwoman Waters aims to permanently reauthorize USICH. The “Homes for Our Heroes Act of 2019,” is another discussion draft from Representative Peters that would require HUD and the Department of Veteran Affairs to provide more detailed reporting on the HUD-VASH programs. The “Veteran Housing Opportunities and Unemployment Support Extension Act of 2019”, align eligibility for the HUD-VASH Program with other homelessness services furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The panel comprised of the following witnesses: Ann Marie Oliva, Senior Policy Advisor, Corporation for Supportive HousingNan Roman, President and CEO, National Alliance to End HomelessnessJoshua Stewart, Director of Policy, National Coalition for Homeless VeteransJustin T. Rush, Public Policy Director, True Colors FundCarolyn Darley, Speaker Advocate, National Coalition for the HomelessnessDavid S. Lucas, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for an EntrepreneurialSociety, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse UniversityRead the full memorandum here.