Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80

first_imgMary Tyler Moore(Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Beloved stage and screen icon Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80. Her death was confirmed to the Associated Press by her publicist. Though Moore is most known for her Emmy and Golden Globe-winning performances on The Mary Tyler Moore Show—the first series to center around a single career woman—and The Dick Van Dyke Show, she was also an active member of the theater community throughout her career as an actress, producer and animal rights activist.In 1980, Moore won a Special Tony Award for her performance in Brian Clark’s Whose Life Is It Anyway?, in which she took on the originally male role of Ken (renamed Claire). She co-hosted that year’s ceremony with Jason Robards.Moore and Bernadette Peters co-founded Broadway Barks, an annual charity event that promotes the adoption of shelter animals in New York. The “adopt-a-thon” takes place every July in Shubert Alley, where Broadway favorites assemble to showcase dogs and cats up for adoption.She was set to make her official Broadway debut in 1966 as the star of a musical adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, though the show closed in previews following out-of-town tryouts in Philadelphia and Boston. Though her stage musical career never took off, she immediately followed up the flop by appearing opposite Julie Andrews in the movie musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. Moore last appeared on Broadway as one-half of the title character in Sweet Sue (sharing the role with Lynn Redgrave) in 1987. That same year, she produced the Broadway premiere of Harvey Fierstein’s Safe Sex. Her additional producing credits through MTM Enterprises included Benefactors, Joe Egg, The Octette Bridge Club and Noises Off.Following The Mary Tyler Moore Show, its spinoff Rhoda and The Mary Tyler Moore Hour (in which she again played a fictional Mary), Moore starred in the 1980 movie Ordinary People, about a mother coping with the loss of her oldest son. She earned an Oscar nomination for her performance. In 1993, she won an Emmy for the Lifetime movie Stolen Babies. Her more recent screen appearances include guest stints on Hot in Cleveland, Lipstick Jungle and That ‘70s Show.Moore is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert Levine. View Commentslast_img read more

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UGA-Tifton Graduation

first_imgThe University of Georgia Tifton campus recognized 32 College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences spring and summer graduates at a special ceremony held on Sunday, April 29, at the Tifton Campus Conference Center.  UGA-Tifton students who will receive bachelor’s degrees this spring include:Joshua Aaron of Ellijay, Georgia, agricultural educationMary Allen of Adel, Georgia, agribusinessBailey Atkinson of Donalsonville, Georgia, agricultural educationLissi Carr of Hawkinsville, Georgia, agricultural educationClifton Collins of Appling, Georgia, agricultural educationJackson Fleet of Colquitt, Georgia, agriscience and environmental systemsJerrod Hardin of Rockmart, Georgia, agricultural educationThomas Hester of Adel, Georgia, agricultural educationEvan Hill of Lyons, Georgia, agriscience and environmental systemsWilliam Hinson of Jesup, Georgia, agriscience and environmental systemsMegan Hise of Rising Fawn, Georgia, agricultural educationNicholas Hodges of Moultrie, Georgia, agricultural educationKenneth Massey of Donalsonville, Georgia, agribusinessLevi Moore of Chula, Georgia, agriscience and environmental systemsDouglas Mutert of Valdosta, Georgia, agribusinessJoshua Odom of Chula, Georgia, agricultural educationKelly Paulk of Sycamore, Georgia, agriscience and environmental systemsPete Perrin of Chula, Georgia, agribusinessBryan Tucker of Fitzgerald, Georgia, agribusinessAshton Wheeless of Thomaston, Georgia, agricultural educationJayda Williams of Rockmart, Georgia, agricultural educationUGA-Tifton students who will receive bachelor’s degrees this summer include:Ethan Cody of Newton, Georgia, agriscience and environmental systemsMacey Connell of Enigma, Georgia, agriscience and environmental systemsJacob Kalina of Williamson, Georgia, agriscience and environmental systemsShelby Key of Thomson, Georgia, agricultural educationSydney Pinder of McDonough, Georgia, agricultural educationCole Thomas of Bainbridge, Georgia, agriscience and environmental systemsUGA-Tifton students who will receive master’s degrees this spring include:Joseph Crabtree of Tifton, Georgia, plant protection and pest managementKatrina Laurel of Tifton, Georgia, plant pathologyKristen Pegues of Fairhope, Alabama, crop and soil sciencesCatherine Summers of Tifton, Georgia, plant protection and pest managementOne UGA-Tifton student, Jeremy Taylor of Valdosta, Georgia, will receive a master’s degree in plant protection and pest management this summer.The spring graduating class is the largest to graduate from UGA-Tifton in one semester.“The UGA Tifton campus continues to produce students who are well-positioned to make a difference in the agricultural community,” said George Vellidis, director of academic programs at UGA-Tifton. “The quantity of graduates we have this semester is matched only by the quality of people our faculty and staff have had the chance to work with.”Julie Jernigan is an intern on the UGA Tifton campus.last_img read more

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Daily Dirt: Outdoor News for May 28, 2013

first_imgYour outdoor news bulletin for May 28, the day Volkswagon was founded in 1937, eventually making the Vanagon and allowing hippies to roam free and self sufficiently across the land for decades to come:Nike Dumps LivestrongThe dominoes continue to fall in the Lance Armstrong debacle that just won’t quit. In the latest, uber-shoe company Nike has decided to severe their ties with Livestong, the cancer awareness and support organization started by Armstrong. You may have seen their yellow wristbands around, or maybe used to see them around before Lance went on Oprah. Nike had already dropped their sponsorship of the cyclist in October, and Armstrong stepped down from the board of directors around the same time. Nike’s contract with Livestrong ends in 2014, so this wraps it all up in a pretty little bow. Nike has sold some $150 million in Livestrong gear…in 2012 alone, so this may hurt their bottom line, although they will still be selling the merchandise through the holiday season.The Business of Beer…LawJason Sandford has an interesting story in the Citizen-Times profiling a group of lawyers that have dedicated their practice to the laws of the business of producing craft beer. Tough job, but someone has to do it. With all the laws and regulations surround the exploding industry of micro and craft brewing, it’s good to have a trio of  attorneys dedicated to knowing exactly those rules are and how to get around them, er, comply with them. And what better place to set up shop than in Beer City USA (at least in 2012), the hub of the craft beer movement, Asheville, N.C. which seems to have a new brewery pop up every couple of weeks. There is a very interesting discussion about the art and creative side of brewing heady beer, versus business side of well, having a business and making money. That’s where the lawyers come in, obviously.Scouts Allow Gays, Sort Of…We don’t usually delve into social issues, but this is a biggie, so it gets a mention. The Boy Scouts of America, and the recent lightning-rod issue of homosexuality in the ranks, took a step toward progression last week then they declared they would allow openly gay scouts into the ranks. The decision was made by secret ballot by 1,400 volunteer leaders from 270 councils and passed with 60 percent of the vote. The decision only applied to scouts, however, and scout leaders will still have to be as straight as a merit badge sash. This seems like a compromise of sorts and Conservative groups had a hissy fit. John Stemberger, head of the Florida Family Policy Council is quoted as saying, “Allowing openly gay scouts will mean the blunt injection of hypersexuality and gay activism into a youth organization.” Hypersexuality? As oppose to all the not-gay, teenage scouts who do such a great job keeping their hormones in check?last_img read more

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Gear on the Go: April 2018 | Live Outside And Play

first_imgAfter a rushed two weeks of frantically making our metal box a livable home, we’re off on our way! Round two? Bring it on. The van is loaded down with gear, but we already have our favorites. Below is the first installment of our “Gear on the Go” where we feature our favorite pieces of gear throughout the tour. Keep an eye out every month for our picks! If something piques your interest, find us at a festival and check it out in person.NiteIze Steelie Windshield Kit+NiteIze has designed a magnetic phone management system Einstein would be proud of. The NiteIze Steelie Windshield Kit+ is one part of many different pieces of gear designed to make your life easier and safer. With the magnetic doughnut stuck to the back of your phone, a world where you don’t lose your phone between your car seats opens up. We do plenty of driving, and this windshield kit is something we rely on heavily while navigating from adventure to adventure. It allows the driver to focus and navigate themselves, leaving the passenger free to write blog posts and practice knots (although the rest of NiteIze Gear is designed so you don’t have to know any knots at all!)One part of the system suctions to the windshield (really suctions, no need to worry about this falling off), and the arm adjusts to place the phone in the best possible angle. At the end of the arm is a magnetic sphere for your phone to perch on. Between some well-placed rubber, and the strong magnets, the phone stays securely on its stand, ready to navigate you to hikes, crags and pizza. One of the nicest parts of this system is your phone isn’t directly in front of an air vent. In the summer, your phone ends up blocking the AC, and then in the winter it overheats. This system keeps it away from any airflow, landing your phone in a safe place. Bonus, it’s easy to charge your mobile device from its position on the windshield mount, making sure you have enough juice for some selfies at the summit.UCO Gear Vapor+ HeadlampIf you have made the same mistake we have and thought that all headlamps are created equally, please let us tell you all the ways that just isn’t true. The UCO Gear Vapor+ Headlamp is a step above the rest. We have ours in an extremely accessible shelf in the van, ready to grab at any second. The head strap is made of neoprene with a Precision Fit system, which makes sure the elastic never wears out or squeezes your head too tight. The velcro makes it easy to readjust when you’re switching between a bandana and a winter hat. You can power the headlamp with either regular triple A’s or a rechargeable lithium battery. Multiple options mean you don’t have to worry about being without light under the stars. Foul weather? Don’t worry, this headlamp is water resistant, it will brave the elements with you. Our favorite feature is the Infinity Dial adjustment, which allows you to zero in on the exact amount of light you want to emit. This is necessary for the perfect nighttime photography shot or moving around the van at night without waking up sleeping habitats. You can also spin this headlamp all the way and get 300+ lumens in front of you, enough to keep working throughout the night!HydraPak Seeker 3LThere are so many problems that need solving when you live in a van. How do we keep recycling together? What do we charge and when? Is this sock dirty, or can I wear it a few more times? Luckily, we have no questions concerning water storage. Using the HydraPak Seeker is intuitive in a van. Even its shape is conducive to space saving. It has tabs to hang it, measurements on the outside and know exactly how much we have left, and rolls down into its own bag when we finish it. It is easy to clean, being dishwasher safe, but also conducive to hot water and suds when a dishwasher is far, far away. It’s ultra durable and made with abrasion resistant TPU & RF welded seams. This design improves flexibility as well. You can attach a filter to the mouth and use it as a base camp water source. It can withstand a large range of water temperatures, so you can freeze water inside, or pour water up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Soup for the whole festival? All of these reasons we love it for #vanlife make it perfect for camping, hiking and backcountry adventures, too!Wenzel Tent Shennanigan 5Having shelter you can put up quickly saves more time for adventuring, partying and relaxing. This five-person tent is perfect for your next festival weekend, car camping gathering or play pretend afternoon. It uses a one pole system, so once you hammer down the stakes around the corners, you javelin into the empty tent with the single pole and now you have a living area. It has multiple vents so when the festival gets hot, your tent will stay breezy. There are organizational pockets on the sides to keep your phone separate from your blanket fort. With roll-up windows, you have the chance to let the sunlight in, or make friends with your tent neighbors. The best part of this tent is being able to put on your festival outfits without crouching on the ground. The 90-inch center height turns your tent into a professional dressing room. This simple design is perfect for a weekend away, be it to listen to tunes, or enjoy the sounds of nature.There is one way for this tour to be a reality, our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to our title sponsor Nite Ize, and all of our other awesome sponsors like Crazy Creek, National Geographic, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Old Town, Leki, HydraPak, UCO Gear and Wenzel.last_img read more

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Corrected-RBC and HMDA finalized: Now what?

first_img(I’m blaming it on a lack of coffee. A previous Version of this blog references HAMDA. I Know its HMDA)Yesterday was the type of day I love, because it means that there will be a need for bank attorneys for years to come. Not only did the NCUA finalize its risk-based capital regulations, but the CFPB finalized regulations that greatly increase the amount of data that credit unions subject to HMDA requirements must collect. In full disclosure, I have not yet gotten through the hundreds of pages of either proposal, and even if I had there is a year’s worth of material worth talking about. Nevertheless, here is my first attempt at highlighting which aspects of these new regulations are most important.Let’s start with the risk-based capital regulations. It largely tracks the changes that NCUA proposed when it reissued these proposed regulations. Most importantly, it applies to credit unions with $100 million or more in assets. NCUA will be periodically examining this threshold. The regulation takes effect January 1, 2019. NCUA estimates that 16 credit unions will have to make balance sheet adjustments or get more capital to comply with RBC requirements. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Zagreb received a new mobile application that combines culture and tourism – Greetings from Zagreb

first_imgGreetings from Zagreb or Greetings from Zagreb is the first mobile application created at the National and University Library in Zagreb as a result of many years of work of the Library in digitization, the establishment of a digital library and the creation of virtual exhibitions. The user’s application takes you on a historical walk to the ten most attractive city locations, and with the walk it reveals their past, can send personalized digital postcards and discover more about the spirit of Zagreb through other functionalities that the application offers.Made in the National and University Library in Zagreb, with the technical design of the Blue Factory and with the support of the Zagreb Tourist Board, it is a unique cultural and tourist product that combines old maps, postcards, photographs and expert knowledge of the cultural heritage of the Croatian capital. “With the Greeting from Zagreb project, we wanted to create an innovative digital product that connects tourism and cultural heritage and promotes the beauties of our capital recorded on postcards from the collection of the Graphic Collection of the National and University Library in Zagreb ”she said at the presentation of Dr. sc. Sofija Klarin Zadravec, conceptual initials of the application.This is the first mobile application of the National and University Library in Zagreb, but also of Croatian libraries in general, which is part of the new cultural and tourist offer of the Republic of Croatia and the City of Zagreb. One of the goals of the application is to show how connected culture and tourism are and how heritage institutions can contribute to strengthening the Croatian economy by using modern technological solutions.The mobile application Greetings from Zagreb is easy to use, and is accompanied by an interesting portal Greetings from Zagreb. “After the user downloads the application, he can choose an old or new map of the city and walk around Zagreb exploring the ten most beautiful locations. It can send or share as many as 50 postcards with family or friends. We made the application so that it is interesting for those who are not in Zagreb, because they can see how the city has changed in a unique combination of images Once & Now as well as in the gallery with 150 old postcards of Zagreb from the late 19th and early 20th century”Explained Dragana Koljenik from the Croatian Institute of Librarianship NSK.The application is available on Android devices, as well as in Croatian and English and is free for users, and can be downloaded at Google play and microspaces Greetings from Zagreb.last_img read more

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Turf war undermines COVID-19 fight in Indonesia

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo declared on Tuesday a public health emergency in response to the escalating coronavirus outbreak in the country as tensions rose between the central government and regional heads over how to address the pandemic.In a speech live-streamed from the Bogor Palace in West Java, the President reiterated his decision to rule out any form of lockdown at the regency or provincial levels, firmly telling regional heads that by declaring a health emergency status through a presidential decree (Keppres) he was able to issue a government regulation (PP) to impose large-scale social restrictions as stipulated under the 2018 Health Quarantine Law to slow the spread of the highly contagious disease.“With the issuance of this government regulation all is clear now. The regional heads should not make policies of their own. All policies in the regions must be in accordance with the existing regulations,” the President said.Read also: Jokowi declares COVID-19 health emergency, imposes large-scale social restrictionsTensions have been brewing between the State Palace and local governments over different approaches to the outbreak, sparking confusion and also concerns among the public that the nation lacked a unified strategy to battle the COVID-19 outbreak.The tensions were made evident by an ongoing tug-of-war between the President and his ally-turned-foe, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, over whether the lockdown option should be taken to prevent millions of people from leaving Greater Jakarta for the upcoming Idul Fitri holiday, a strategy that public health experts say is critically urgent to avert an explosion of COVID-19 cases across Java, an island of 141 million people.The President stuck to his guns on Monday when he flatly rejected an official request sent by the Jakarta governor to impose a partial lockdown on the capital.Anies reportedly sent a letter outlining his plans to the State Palace on Saturday, just two days before Jokowi announced his plan to impose a large-scale social-restriction order and a potential declaration of a “civil emergency”.Jakarta has already prepared a lockdown scenario, asking toll-road operators, the city police and the transportation agency to simulate a closure of all roads into and out of the capital. The city was set to shut down the intercity bus services on Monday, but dropped the plan at the eleventh hour after failing to get clearance from the Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency, according to the city’s transportation agency. Read also: Jokowi refuses to impose lockdown on JakartaAnies, a potential candidate for the 2024 presidential election, has made clear a partial lockdown in Jakarta would not bring food, health, energy, communication and financial services to a halt. “We have prepared all the scenarios. These days we are arranging everything, including the distribution of logistics to the people,” he said.In a press conference following Jokowi’s speech on Monday, the governor said the city had already implemented a large-scale social-restriction order by suspending office operations, restricting transportation services and shutting down entertainment centers.West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has also prepared a lockdown scenario for the nation’s most-populated province, which has the second-highest number of cases after Jakarta. The governor, however, said the decision to implement it rested with the President.Central Java Ganjar Pranowo had made a similar remark, but failed to stop the Tegal city administration from closing its borders for four months from March 30 to July 31. Its mayor, Dedy Yon Supriyono, said the city was in “a state of emergency” following the confirmation of one COVID-19 case: a 34-year-old man with a recent travel history to Abu Dhabi and Jakarta before he returned home by train.Tegal is not alone in its defiance of the President’s instructions. Outside Java, the Papua administration has enforced a tougher approach by restricting entry into the province by sea or air for two weeks starting March 26. The Maluku provincial administration has also limited access at airports and ports and has urged its residents to stay at home and maintain physical distance from others.Read also: Govt urges Indonesians abroad to stay put, promises aid during COVID-19 pandemicThe central government and the local government seem to have different perceptions regarding the gravity of the pandemic, said Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) researcher Noory Okthariza.He argued that the central government seemed to be more concerned about the wider implications of its policies, while local governments were more focused on exercising their authority to prevent the virus from entering or spreading within their respective areas.However, without clear guidelines from the central government, the regional administrations would choose to act on their own and that would mean the country did not have a unified strategy to contain the outbreak, he added.“If the central government is too lethargic, then the regional administrations will choose to act on their own, as can be seen in Tegal, Papua and Surabaya. They have acted on their own without coordination with the central government, without any model that could be acted on as reference,” Noory said. “It could be chaotic”.Local pollster KedaiKOPI executive director Kunto Adi Wibowo said the initiatives from the regional administrations that acted within their authority to contain the outbreak had resulted in an inefficient policy response to the pandemic.“There are indications that [the regional administrations] are acting on their own without any coordination. This clearly affects the policy response [to contain COVID-19] as it has rendered it inefficient,” said Kunto.Top doctors and public health experts, meanwhile, have pushed for an immediate quarantine on areas considered to be “red zones” for viral infection as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge across the country.As of Tuesday, the government had recorded 1,528 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 136 deaths. If the country fails to step up its current COVID-19 control measures, it might have to deal with a “collapsed” healthcare system and hundreds of thousands of deaths, as stated in a projection by the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) and the University of Indonesia’s (UI) public health experts.The modeling indicated that without mandatory physical distancing and mass testing, categorized in the document as a high degree of intervention, the country could see between 47,984 and 240,244 deaths, without taking into account medical and treatment intervention. Even with such drastic mandatory measures, the virus could infect some 500,000 people and kill 11,898 people, while the absence of intervention might lead to some 2.5 million positive cases by April.Topics :last_img read more

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KPU regulates campaign methods amid COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgIn addition to physical mass campaigns, the KPU still allows several other methods such as face-to-face meetings and dialogues, campaign material distribution, campaign advertisements in mass media, and/or other activities such as physical and virtual mass campaigns like performing arts events and social activities.Health experts had previously warned that holding the elections in December could increase COVID-19 transmission, given that the preliminary stages of the elections would start in June, assembling many people including election officials, the candidates’ campaign team members and voters.Experts also cautioned that the event would endanger the public and threaten election officials’ health, as over 800 election officials across the country died during the 2019 general elections as a result of poor health and exhaustion.The government had insisted on holding the elections in December, arguing that the schedule had been pushed back from the initial date of Sept. 23.Topics : The General Elections Commission (KPU) has issued a regulation on the upcoming 2020 regional polls that stipulates health protocols for the concurrent elections being held in 270 regions across Indonesia amid the coronavirus pandemic.Under KPU Regulation No. 6/2020 on regional elections amid COVID-19 published on Tuesday, a copy of which was obtained by The Jakarta Post, election participants are only allowed to hold physical mass campaigns in zones declared COVID-19-free by the local COVID-19 task force.”Election participants must make an effort to carry out mass campaigns through online media,” the regulation stated. Read also: Health measures will increase cost of regional electionsAny physical mass campaigns must be held in an open space, starting at 9 a.m. local time and ending no later than 5 p.m. The venue must not exceed 50 percent of its capacity, and a distance of 1 meter must be maintained between participants.The regulation also stipulated that election debates should only be attended by the candidate pairs, a limited number of campaign team members and election organizers.Debates should be held in a broadcasting studio or other location without inviting other people or supporters in order to avoid virus transmission.last_img read more

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Religious leaders should encourage mask wearing: Muhammadiyah

first_imgLocal religious figures should play a larger role in educating people about COVID-19 health protocols, an official from Muhammadiyah, the country’s second-largest Islamic organization, has said.Muhammadiyah COVID-19 Command Center vice secretary Deni Wahyudi Kurniawan said local public figures should set an example by adhering to health protocols strictly, such as consistently wearing face masks in public places. “If Islamic scholars, clerics and members of the Mosque Prosperity Council [DKM] urge the public to wear face masks, I believe many will follow their example,” Dani said during a discussion on Friday.Read also: Jakarta collects more than Rp 2 billion in PSBB finesThe Islamic organization has issued a regulation requiring officials working at its educational institutions to wear masks. Public figures have also been urged to educate people about the importance of wearing masks.According to a Muhammadiyah survey, public awareness about the importance of wearing masks in public places is still low, except in houses of worship and office buildings.“Our challenge is [to increase the awareness] of people in the streets, at traditional markets and at gathering places,” said Deni.Separately, Muhammad Makky Zamzami of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the country’s largest Islamic organization, said public figures who did not take the pandemic seriously were hindering campaigns to encourage mask wearing.He added that NU had been actively campaigning to convey the importance of strict health protocols and of wearing masks in public places.Topics :last_img read more

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Finance

first_imgCanada: CN reported a profit for 1996 of C$142m, compared to a C$1·1bn loss in 1995. Much of the 1996 fourth-quarter loss of C$166m was blamed on restructuring costs of C$365m to cover job losses. CN has announced plans to consolidate its four revenue management centres at a single Toronto unit.Lithuania: The EIB has loaned Ecu22m to LG for upgrading work on 310 km of the Sumskas – Klaipeda and Kasiadorys – Kybartai routes.New Zealand: Tranz Rail Holdings has retired its NZ$118m secured debt, using funds generated by the sale and lease-back of part of the rolling stock fleet.Mexico: The government is to buy a 24·5% stake in the Transportacion Ferroviaria Mexicana consortium which took over the Northeastern Railway on January 31. Promoters TMM and KCSI have each sold US$100m of non-voting shares to FNM, which will hold them on behalf of the government.last_img read more

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