Lineker piles pressure on Premier League stars by donating £300k to Red Cross

first_img5FOOTBALL legend Gary Lineker has piled the pressure on millionaire Premier League footballers to put their hands in their pockets after donating £300,000 towards the coronavirus relief effort.The former England and Tottenham star and now Match Of The Day host has agreed to give away two months of his BBC salary to the British Red Cross, who are helping those most vulnerable during the pandemic.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates5 Gary Lineker has donated two months salary to the British Red CrossCredit: Getty Images – GettyHe has also appeared to throw the gauntlet down to other top earners including millionaire players by asking others to “join in”.Sharing a Just Giving link on Twitter, Lineker, 59, wrote: “Decided to donate a couple months salary to the @britishredcross who are doing vital work to the most vulnerable during this coronavirus crisis.”Feel incredible fortunate to be able to do this. If you’d like to join in it would be greatly appreciated.”Lineker also responded to a tweet put out by Labour MP David Lammy, who criticised pro footballers.Mr Lammy wrote: “It’s criminal that Premier League footballers haven’t moved more quickly to take pay cuts and deferrals.”And completely wrong that taxpayers are now being asked to subsidise cleaners, caterers and security guards at these clubs instead.”5 5CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.It comes after Spurs, who Lammy supports, became the second Premier League club after Newcastle to slash wages for non-playing staff.But Lineker believes it is not that footballers aren’t interested in helping those less fortunate out, but more that they just don’t know how best to go about doing it.He hit back: “It’s not criminal. Fact is players are not training together so meetings would take time to organise.”I’m positive most of them would want to do something to help but don’t know how, or worry about treading a lonely path.”Let’s give them a chance to act before we all wade in.”CLICK HERE IF YOU’D LIKE TO JOIN GARY LINEKER AND DONATE TO THE BRITISH RED CROSSAfter Spurs putting many of their staff on furlough leave, chairman Levy warned the management and playing staff that they will “have to do their bit” in the current coronavirus crisis.Boss Jose Mourinho pockets an incredible £290,000-a-week at the London club, while star striker Harry Kane makes £200k-a-week.Levy, who was the Prem’s best-paid exec last season with £7million, confirmed in a club statement: “The club’s operations have effectively ceased, some of our fans will have lost their jobs and most will be worried about their future.“The club has an annual cost base running into hundreds of millions of pounds.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’5“We have seen some of the biggest clubs in the world such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus take steps to reduce their costs.“We ourselves made the difficult decision to reduce the renumeration of all 550 non-playing directors and employees for April and May by 20 per cent utilising, where appropriate, the Government’s furlough scheme.“We hope the current discussions between the Premier League, PFA and LMA will result in players and coaches doing their bit for the football eco system.”Famous faces the world over are contributing to the fight against coronavirus with some football stars already pledging millions of pounds.They include Lionel Messi and Pep Guardiola, who have both made donations of over £900,000 to hospitals in Spain and Argentina while Cristiano Ronaldo has made provisions for medical equipment and intensive care units.Brazilian ace Neymar has been revealed as the man behind a £770,000 donation to Unicef and a local charity, while a mystery Liverpool player has given £25,000 to a children’s hospital on Merseyside.And both Brighton boss Graham Potter and Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe taking voluntary pay cuts.Best coronavirus memes – Hilarious home schooling montagelast_img read more

FHA Updates Lender Certification Requirements

first_img On Thursday, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) proposed several revisions to its lender certification requirements. Specifically, the FHA is proposing revisions to its Addendum to Uniform Residential Loan Application (Form 92900-A) and to its annual lender certification form.Additionally, the FHA is revising its “defect taxonomy” to clarify the various loan defect categories and how the agency weighs the severity of each defect.“A key focus of this Administration and of my tenure at HUD has been to improve the clarity, certainty, and transparency of our regulations and requirements,” said Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson. “As part of this work, we have updated our defect taxonomy as well as the annual and loan-level certifications delivered in connection with FHA-insured loans. While HUD will preserve its strict enforcement authority where our requirements are violated, we will continue to reduce unnecessary burdens on stakeholders across our programs.”“It has become clear that our lending partners are seeking clarity and greater certainty when documenting compliance with FHA requirements,” said Acting Deputy Secretary and FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery. “We are proposing a new, more transparent set of requirements that will preserve our enforcement authority. We anticipate that this will encourage more lender participation in FHA business, thus increasing competition in the market and resulting in greater choices for borrowers.”The FHA notes that traditional banks participating in FHA’s single-family mortgage insurance programs has declined since the housing crisis, and non-bank lenders originating FHA-insured mortgages have increased. According to the FHA, President Trump issued a memorandum on Federal Housing Finance Reform on March 27, 2019. The President’s memorandum included a directive that FHA work to diversify the network of FHA-approved lenders through “increased participation by registered depository institutions,” in order to expand mortgage financing options offered by a more diverse population of lending institutions. Lending mortgage 2019-05-09 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Government, News, Servicing FHA Updates Lender Certification Requirementscenter_img May 9, 2019 1,125 Views Sharelast_img read more