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CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

first_img whatsapp CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS More From Our Partners Colin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Share Williams de BroëDougal Fraser is to join the investment manager, part of the Evolution Group, as an investment director and a member of the executive committee.Fraser has over 23 years of experience managing private client assets, most recently gleaned at BNP Paribas Wealth Management, where he has been an investment director and member of the management committee since 2005.Berwin Leighton PaisnerThe law firm has appointed real estate disputes expert Michael Metliss as a partner in its London team.Metliss was previously head of the real estate disputes group at SJ Berwin, advising commercial property institutions on contentious issues and formal court proceedings. He is a tenant insolvency specialist.JM FinnThe privately-owned investment management group has hired Andrew Cumming and Michael Barlow as senior investment managers.Both move over from BNP Paribas Private Investment Management, having been part of a Fortis Private Investment Management team which joined BNP Paribas in May 2009.Aston MartinThe luxury carmaker has appointed Hanno Kirner as its new chief financial officer.Kirner, 39, will be based in the UK and report directly to Dr Ulrich Bez, the company’s chief executive. He joins from Rolls-Royce, where he has been director for finance and IT for the past five years, and has also previously held a number of senior roles with the BMW Group.T. Rowe PriceThe investment manager has hired Andrew Skeat as a vice president and client service executive, covering institutional clients in the UK and Ireland.Skeat joins from Capital International and, prior to that, was a client servicing team leader at Schroder Investment Management. Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Monday 8 November 2010 8:00 pmlast_img read more

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HOW WOULD AN IRISH BAILOUT WORK?

first_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Share whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solutionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For Lifecenter_img HOW WOULD AN IRISH BAILOUT WORK? Monday 15 November 2010 8:18 pm Show Comments ▼ Q.WHAT FINANCING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?A. The European Union safety net consists of the European Financial Stability Mechanism (EFSM), which can lend up to €60bn and the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), which is backed by €440bn worth of Eurozone government guarantees. On top of that, the International Monetary Fund (IFMF) can lend additional money and the IMF has said it was ready to provide up to 50 per cent of what Europe was providing.Q.WHO WOULD LEND IRELAND MONEY FIRST?A. If Ireland asks for and is granted a financing package, it would be from all three sources. Money from the EFSM would be paid out first, but EFSF cash and the IMF would also be involved, because the EU wants to avoid a situation where one country uses up all the funds available under the EFSM. The EFSM is available to all 27 EU members while the EFSF will lend only to the 16 countries of the Eurozone.Q.HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE TO EFFECT A RESCUE?A. The mechanism has never been used before, but EU officials estimate it would take between three and five weeks from the application for assistance and the first disbursement of money.Q.WHAT CONDITIONS WOULD AID CARRY?A. The EU could insist Dublin reneges on an agreement with public sector unions not to cut jobs or push through further wage cuts. Brussels may also demand Ireland raises its corporation tax rate, viewed as sacrosanct by Dublin, from its current low level of 12.5 per cent.Q.HOW MUCH MONEY WOULD IRELAND NEED?A. Any bailout needs to be big enough to bring to a close uncertainty over whether future Irish bank loan losses could rattle the sovereign and destabilise the Eurozone. Eurozone sources estimate €45 to €90bn depending on whether Dublin needs money for its banking sector, or not.Q.CAN IRELAND USE THE MONEY TO SUPPORT ITS BANKS?A. Yes. While the EU funds cannot be accessed by Irish banks directly, the Irish government can borrow from the EFSM or EFSF and use the cash to support its banking sector.Q.WHY IS IRELAND NOT KEEN ON EU HELP?A. An EU bailout would mean a big loss of face for a country once feted for its rags to riches transformation and proud of its struggle for independence from Britain. last_img read more

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Philippines president rejects calls for igaming ban

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has announced that he will not bow to pressure from China to ban online gaming in the country.Speaking at a news conference upon his return from a five-day official visit to China, during which he met the country’s President Xi Jinping, Duterte said banning Philippines Offshore Gambling Operators (POGOs) would result in job losses.He said that he listened to the request from Xi during their meeting, but stressed that the final decision on a ban rested with him.“I decide that we need it,” Duterte said. “Many [would] lose their jobs. Anyway, it’s government-controlled.” 
However, he also issued a strict warning to illegal operators active in the country, and warned POGOs not to dupe the government by not paying taxes, as the only reason they were permitted was to create jobs.“There’s not much work [in the Philippines],” he explained. “If we have progressed as a country, and had many jobs then you wouldn’t have this stupid thing.”“But at this time, I really couldn’t do anything. Many are hungry. […] Just don’t fool the government. Don’t fool me.”Pressure on southeast Asian nations from China to ban online gambling has been growing in recent months, prompting the Philippines gambling regulator Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to put a halt to the issuing of new offshore gaming licences.This was welcomed by China, which then called for a total ban through Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang. It claims that offshore operators are illegally targeting players in China and cheating them out of money. It also alleges that these operators are effectively enslaving Chinese employees.Cambodia also issued a moratorium on new licences, before announcing a total shut-down of its online industry earlier this week.However the Philippines has proved more resistant to China’s demands. It has sought to play down the impact of POGOs, and the country’s ambassador to China Jose Santiago ‘Chito’ Sta. Romana said that any decision on a ban would be taken by Duterte, not Xi, ahead of the Presidents’ meeting. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has announced that he will not bow to pressure from China to ban online gaming in the country. Regions: Asia China Cambodia Philippines Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Legal & compliance Philippines president rejects calls for igaming ban 5th September 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliancelast_img read more

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Bonnie A. Perry consecrated 11th bishop of Michigan

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Women’s Ministry Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls People, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA House of Bishops, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Consecrations, Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY center_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bonnie A. Perry consecrated 11th bishop of Michigan Posted Feb 10, 2020 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Michigan Bishop Bonnie A. Perry celebrates her ordination with her family. Photo: Mechelle Sieglitz-Castelli[Diocese of Michigan] The Rev. Bonnie A. Perry was ordained and consecrated as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan on Feb. 8 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. Perry is the first woman bishop as well as the first lesbian bishop in the diocese since it was formed in 1836; she is the 39th woman to be consecrated bishop in The Episcopal Church. More than 3,900 people have viewed the service, which was originally live-streamed and is available on-demand below.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was the chief consecrator and the Indianapolis Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was the preacher. The ceremony included prayers and readings in Arabic to celebrate the diocese’s ministries in the local Arab-American community.On Feb. 9, the newly consecrated bishop will be formally welcomed and seated at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit.Perry was elected bishop on June 1, 2019, at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul. Previously, Perry was the rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Chicago, Illinois. Perry earned a doctor of ministry degree from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, a master of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of the Holy Cross. She was ordained in 1990 in the Diocese of Newark.Perry succeeds the Rt. Rev. Wendell N. Gibbs Jr., who has served as bishop since 2000 and retired in December 2019.The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan was established in 1836 and is comprised of 77 congregations and more than 16,000 baptized members. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET last_img read more

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Lions Memories – Selection

first_imgFriday Jun 19, 2009 Lions Memories – Selection On the eve of the first meeting in the three Test series in South Africa, we’ve got a short video for you that talks about being selected for the Lions, and what it means to a player to be chosen amongst the privileged few.After a long wait, the time is nearly upon us as the World Champion Springboks host the British & Irish Lions for the first time since they last won a tour, in 1997.Following the initial squad selection, and a few unfortunate injuries, there’s been much debate for the last few weeks about who the starting fifteen will be to take the field in Durban for this historic meeting of rugby giants.We now know the make up of both sides though, as thirty men will kickoff the Test series tomorrow in what should be a fiercely physical contest of mind and body.This video features short interviews from past Lions, legends of the game, talking about how it felt for them to make the prestigious tour party of the best players from England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. The lineups for tomorrow are as follows: British and Irish Lions: Lee Byrne, Tommy Bowe, Brian O’Driscoll, Jamie Roberts, Ugo Monye, Stephen Jones, Mike Phillips, Gethin Jenkins, Lee Mears, Phil Vickery, Alun-Wyn Jones, Paul O’Connell, Tom Croft, David Wallace, Jamie Heaslip Replacements: Matthew Rees, Adam Jones, Donncha O’Callaghan, Martyn Williams, Harry Ellis, Ronan O’Gara , Rob Kearney Springboks: Francois Steyn, JP Pietersen, Adi Jacobs , Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana, Ruan Pienaar, Fourie du Preez; Tendai Mtawarira, Bismark du Plessis, John Smit, BJ Botha, Victor Matfield, Heinrich Brssow, Juan Smith, Pierre Spies Replacements: Gurthro Steenkamp, Deon Carstens, Andries Bekker, Danie Rossouw, Enrico Januarie, Jaque Fourie, Morne Steyn Time: 02:44ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Bahrain

first_img News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Organisation German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors RSF_en Bahrain offers a perfect example of successful crackdowns, with an information blackout achieved through an impressive arsenal of repressive measures: exclusion of the foreign media, harassment of human rights defenders, arrests of bloggers and netizens (one of whom died behind bars), prosecutions and defamation campaigns against free expression activists, disruption of communications. Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest News March 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bahrain News March 17, 2021 Find out more Read in Arabic / اقرأ التقرير بالعربيةUse of filtering intensified in reaction to political unrestAlthough the country has used filtering for years to target political and religious contents (see the Bahrain chapter of the 2011 “Enemies of the Internet” report), since February 14, 2011 – starting date of the rebellion – it has bolstered its censorship efforts in reaction to the unrest destabilizing the Arab world. According to Arbor Networks, Internet traffic to and from Bahrain, as of mid-February 2011, allegedly dropped by 20% compared to the three preceding weeks, which points to increased filtering being used in response to the events occurring in the country. High-speed Internet access was slowed down to hamper the real-time uploading and circulation of videos and photos taken during protests and crackdowns. Authorities wanted to target some accounts on streaming platforms such as Bambuser and social networks, and blocked YouTube and Facebook pages posting videos of the events. A few months later, its was PalTalk’s turn to be blocked. This online audio and video chat group service had a community chatroom, “Bahrain Nation,” that dissidents used to send messages. The website http://twitcam.livestream.com designed to allow Internet users to circulate real-time information on Twitter, was also blocked. On the eve of the first anniversary of the Bahrain uprising, in February 2012, the authorities launched a new wave of repression, blocking independent news sites and notably streaming websites, and once again slowed down bandwidth speeds. The live973.info site, which was streaming real-time footage of an opposition demonstration, was blocked, as was the “Wefaq live” page of the audio-streaming site mixlr.com. Access to the iPhone/iPad app via Live Station’s website was also closed off from Bahrain. This app had made broadcasting possible for TV channels such as Lualua TV, jammed since its launch on 17 July 2011. On February 11, the site Witnessbahrain.org, which had been denouncing abuses, was blocked and its activists arrested. The few deblockings of registered political group websites, Aldemokrati.org, Alwefaq.org and Amal-islami.net, that occurred in early 2012 were nothing but a smokescreen.Surveillance was also strengthened and expanded to include human rights activists and their close friends and relatives. Nokia Siemens Network (NSN) was accused of sharing private netizen data with the authorities. Waves of arrests, deaths while in detention, and mock trialsIn addition to taking these technical measures the number of arrests of netizens and cyberdissidents has soared since February 2011. In September 2011, Bahrain’s Interior Minister announced that anyone posting online messages calling for demonstrations or inciting dissidents to take action could end up in prison. He kept his promise. Among the netizens arrested and later released in recent months are: bloggers Abbas Al-Murshid, Mohamed Al-Maskati and Ali Omid, as well as forum administrators and moderators Fadel Al-Marzouk, Hossein Abdalsjad Abdul Hossein Al-Abbas, Jaffar Abdalsjad Abdul Hossein Al-Abbas, Hamza Ahmed Youssef Al-Dairi, Ahmed Youssef Al-Dairi, Fadhel Abdulla Ali Al-Marzooq, Hani Muslim Mohamed Al-Taif, and Ali Hassan Salman Al-Satrawi. Also on the list of arrested netizens is Hussein Ali Makki, administrator of the Facebook and Twitter pages of Rasad News, a major news source on human rights violations in Bahrain, who was arrested on June 9, 2011. Not to mention blogger and activist Zainab Al-Khawaja (@angryarabiya). Blogger and human rights activist Sayid Yousif Al-Muhafdah has also been reported missing since March 19. The crackdowns have also entered the courts: on June 22, 2011, a military court gave 21 human rights activists and opposition members harsh prison sentences, upheld on appeal on September 27 after a mass trial intended to serve as an example and impress dissidents. Among those tried was blogger Abduljalil Al-Singace, Director of the Al-Haq Movement’s Human Rights Bureau, who received a life sentence. Well-known blogger Ali Abdulemam, thought of as one of Bahrain’s Internet pioneers, was sentenced in absentia to 15 years behind bars. A series of pressures and attacks on journalists, bloggers, and activists has led to increased self-censorship. While seemingly trivial, the following reveals the true situation in the country: several dozen students were expelled from a prestigious school for liking a Facebook page. Worse still, was the intimidation campaign led against Bahraini bloggers and human rights activists. Their pictures were circulated online with the caption “traitors.” Nabeel Rajab, Director of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, is on the front line. Prosecuted and repeatedly assaulted, and despite intense pressure, he continues to denounce the repression that is still rife in Bahrain.One of these cyberdissidents – yet another victim of regime repression – lost his life. On April 9, 2011, netizen Zakariya Rashid Hassan died while in detention, probably after having been tortured after his arrest for “inciting hatred,” “disseminating false news,” “promoting sectarianism,” and “calling for the regime’s overthrow in online forums.” At first, the authorities denied their responsibility, claiming that he had died from sickle-cell anemia. Then an investigation was opened in early January 2012. Two officers accused of having beaten him to death face up to seven years behind bars.Cynicism shown by the authorities and the international communityThe way in which this crisis has been managed exemplifies the authorities’ hard-line cynicism and two-sided discourse, since they are calling for national dialogue and claim to have accepted, in late November 2011, the critical conclusions of an independent investigative commission, yet they continue to wage reprehensible crackdowns on the almost daily protests troubling the Kingdom. Reporters Without Borders has been urging the international community to react by sending a United Nations’ special rapporteur to Bahrain.The money spent by the regime to improve its reputation and the reluctance of the United States to criticize this country in which it has its main Middle East military base has helped to squelch talk about the events and their repression. The Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix, which is scheduled to take place in April 2012, should be the highlight of the communication campaign’s offensive launched by the authorities. It would be a golden opportunity for the regime to regain its prestige and make people believe in an illusory return to normal.center_img Follow the news on Bahrain to go further Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Related documents Bahrain ARPDF – 108.6 KB News Help by sharing this information October 14, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts BahrainMiddle East – North Africa June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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How Many Homeowners Plan on Remaining in Their Homes?

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago April 26, 2018 2,078 Views Related Articles  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / How Many Homeowners Plan on Remaining in Their Homes? Share Save With widespread housing inventory shortages hitting many American metros, one contributing factor cited by some experts is that more homeowners are simply choosing to stay put in their current homes, for a variety of reasons. Now a new survey is putting this trend under the microscope.According to a survey conducted by Bankrate, 62 percent of surveyed homeowners said they had no plans to move out of their current home, whereas 30 percent said they planned to move sometime within a decade. Breaking it down further, 21 percent said they planned to move within 0-5 years, 14 percent said they planned to move within 6-20 years, and just 3 percent said they planned to move, but not for more than 20 years.“One of the unintended consequences of staying put in their homes is the reduced supply of homes being put on the market,” says Mark Hamrick, Bankrate Senior Economic Analyst. “This is one of the underpinnings of rising home prices, which have outpaced growth in wages by a substantial margin.”Of those who plan to stay put, 35 percent said they planned to remodel or renovate their current home sometime within the next five years. This echoes findings reported by the National Association of Realtors earlier this year. In a January NAR report, homeowners are staying in their homes an average of 12-13 years, and that report also noted a significant number of homeowners planning to make renovations or additions to their home during that time.So, what factors are convincing these homeowners to stay in their current domicile? Skyrocketing home prices, unsurprisingly, are playing a major role, as are increasing interest rates. Twenty percent of those surveyed by Bankrate own their home without a mortgage, so the prospect of leaving their current residence and having to face both high prices and high interest rates could be daunting. Nearly a third of those surveyed were in the process of paying off a mortgage loan, with a median mortgage rate of 3.95 percent. The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate is currently 4.73 percent, according to Bankrate.In the latest installment of First American Financial Corporation’s Potential Home Sales model, First Am Chief Economist Mark Fleming spotlighted two phenomena that were making homeowners hesitant to sale. The first was rising interest rates. The second was housing supply shortages—even though homeowners choosing not to sell is only exacerbating this problem.“Potential sellers face a prisoner’s dilemma,” Fleming said, “a situation in which individuals don’t cooperate with each other, even though it seems in their best interest to do so. If sellers all choose to sell, they would all benefit as buyers because they would increase the inventory of homes available and alleviate the supply shortage. However, the risk of selling if others don’t in a market with a shortage of inventory prevents many existing homeowners from selling. The result is prices are further bid up by competition for the increasingly short supply.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. 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13-year-old student with autism dies after being physically restrained at school

first_imgDONGSEON_KIM/iStock(EL DORADO HILLS, Calif.) — A 13-year-old boy with autism died in a Northern California school last week after becoming unresponsive while staff physically restrained him, authorities said.The boy became violent and needed to be restrained by staff at Guiding Hands School in El Dorado Hills on Nov. 28 to “prevent the injury of staff and students,” Sgt. Anthony Prencipe of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Thursday.The unidentified student, who was described as being 6 feet tall, 280 pounds and having “severe autism,” became unresponsive while being restrained. A teacher then began administering CPR until a medic arrived, Prencipe said.The boy was taken to Mercy Hospital of Folsom in critical condition and later transferred to UC Davis Medical Center, officials said.The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was informed two days later that the student had died.“EDSO deputies and detectives interviewed the parties involved and are completing a full investigation,” Prencipe said. “At this time, there appears to be no evidence of foul play or criminal intent.”A representative for Guiding Hands School did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment Friday.Founded in 1993, the private school offers education to students ages 2 to 21 in small class sizes from kindergarten through 12th grade, according to its website.The California Department of Education, which has a role in certifying non-public schools meet certain laws and regulations, said it suspended Guiding Hands School’s certification Wednesday after investigating the incident.The department described the private school as one that “educational agencies contract with to serve students with disabilities who are determined to need a more restrictive environment.”“The suspension means the school will not be able to accept additional students. In the meantime, the department is continuing its investigation to see if further action is necessary,” Bill Ainsworth, a spokesman for the California Department of Education, told ABC News in a statement Friday.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Back-to-back meteor showers make this a great week for stargazing

first_imgThe back-to-back meteor showers will give stargazers of all ages several chances to spot some shooting stars right from their backyard this week: https://t.co/IGhkoSYJ3z pic.twitter.com/4Dz1qEIUOx— AccuWeather (@accuweather) October 8, 2019Experts at AccuWeather say your best chance of catching this sight is in areas away from the bright moon and that is less cloudy. Meteors will be visible in all areas of the sky, during the climax of these showers, so the more sky you can see, the better.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. sripfoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — California residents spotted odd lights beaming through the sky Monday night. So naturally, many took to social media to share videos and get answers.What people were observing meteor showers.“The Draconids meteor shower kicks off the fall meteor shower season,” Dave Samuhel, AccuWeather astronomy blogger and meteorologist, said in a statement.From Sacramento to San Diego, people reported sightings of unusual, bright lights appearing to fall from the sky.One man’s dashboard camera captured what looks like flickering lights across the sky, or even little fireballs, while he was driving in Los Angeles. WHOA ANYONE SAW THAT GREEN METEOR IN OCEANSIDE?— A Smol Aardwolf (@AardwolfEssex) October 8, 2019According to AccuWeather, back-to-back meteor showers are peaked on Tuesday night and are expected to continue on Wednesday. And the entire country should be on the lookout for shooting stars. Although these Draconids are considered minor meteor showers, they can still light up the sky with hundreds of these twinkly fireballs, as opposed to the common 10 meteors per hour.Depending on the area you live in, this could very well be your perfect week to stargaze.last_img read more

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What does e give you?

first_imgWhat does e give you?On 1 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today The hype around e-learning might lead you to believe it is a cure for the world’s ills. What difference is it really making to organisations? Sue Clark asks people at the forefront of the intranet revolutionWhat does e give you?Nick HolleyDirector of training and developmentPrudential Portfolio ManagersWe have 3,000 employees worldwide and it is impossible for us to get the right training to the right person at the right time using conventional methods.Using e-learning allows us to provide development with more value and more focus. We use the analogy of the restaurant. Instead of giving our employees a menu of courses we think are good for them and when it is convenient for us, we stock the larder and allow them to take what they require when they need it.There are 760 on-line courses and 90 knowledge sharing networks, which people can reach on our intranet or the Internet. They are divided into 90 learning areas under 11 faculties; together we call this “The I”.E-learning can preclude the shared experience, but The I is a part of a larger focus on performance support which includes traditional courses (details of 3,200 are listed on The I) and coaching. We follow up these conventional methods with short bites of e-mail development to reinforce the learning.We went live in March 1999 and the 500 of our 3,000 employees who can access the intranet (the rest use the Internet) have visited the site 4,124 times, and looked at 113,356 pages. While not a core driver, the success of e-learning contributed to our coming in 30 per cent under budget last year.Richard McGreevyHead of learning distributionCGU InsuranceOur networked training PCs were set up primarily to enable access of technical training to our branch-based staff at a time of great activity – the merger between Commercial Union and General Accident. The key drivers, therefore, were instant and flexible availability of a wide range of modules coupled with the advantages of local delivery of training which reduced time wasted on travel and minimised absence from the workplace.Staff who were used to classroom events had to adapt to greater use of technology coupled with self management of their learning programmes. While the long term cost of this delivery medium is less than traditional means, many staff still hanker for the residential course at the staff college.Our experience shows that delivery to the desktop is most effective for technical training of short duration. Our staff prefer to engage in prolonged learning events on separate PCs set in quieter sections of the office. For the future we see mixed delivery solutions with e-learning focusing on just-in-time training.Sue TolleySenior manager, e-learningLloyds TSBLloyds TSB launched its corporate university last year and with it the launch of e-learning. We want to provide just-in-time learning at the desk, through our web site, accessed through both the Internet and our intranet.Recent developments have included an e-learning familiarisation programme for trainers. This was conducted on-line and trainers learned how to coach delegates and facilitate discussion groups using this medium.It is encouraging that we have more requests from trainers to develop skills in on-line course design and that many see e-learning as an opportunity, not a threat.Two of our residential training sites have cyber-cafés, used by delegates and trainers. These facilities supplement residential programmes and provide the opportunity to experiment and become familiar with e-learning.We are about to launch the first phase of our web-enabled career development tools to an audience of 20,000. This was developed in-house in a short time scale. The web technology provided us with cost effective methods to distribute and keep material up to date.Opportunities for the future include the development of on-line training transactions, testing, and the sharing of knowledge/information that will enable us to improve our efficiency.In using web technology, we have embarked upon a journey, although with the web environment changing at such a pace who knows where this will lead? This is part of the challenge for the function.Neil RodenHR directorRoyal Bank of ScotlandThe sheer pace of change in the financial and retail banking sectors is immense, and to meet these demands, we realised our whole approach to training also had to change dramatically. This paradigm shift means that we require a learning platform that is more flexible, more consistent and accommodates the differing learning styles of our staff.Web-based learning delivers these, particularly self-paced learning, and is a welcome addition to our learning platform.Our on-line learning programme is part of an HR web delivery programme to deliver self-service HR to 20,000 staff through our HR intranet site. A key part of this programme has been a significant investment in a bespoke learning network stretching into 650 branches. This network has allowed the bank to deliver training via the intranet to approximately 7,000 employees.In addition it has streamlined the administration process with functionality such as on-line course booking and ordering of distance learning. This has already delivered a return on capital of over 700 per cent.Another key element in the bank’s on-line learning strategy enables staff to access broadcast events without leaving their branch. The broadcasts, sent via satellite, are viewed using PCs within each branch.Angela GoldbergSenior HR managerLondon Borough of NewhamOnline learning enables staff to address their development needs quickly and accurately. Contrast this to a longish wait for an appropriate course which, by its nature, cannot possibly be individually tailored. Time and money spent on training is thus used more effectively in many cases. People enjoy the privacy of the approach, and welcome the freedom to repeat things until they really understand. It also avoids things like role play which can inhibit participation and learning for some.Alternatively, some have found it a lonely experience and miss group interaction which, in turn, detracts from their learning. Obviously, one key message is that individuals can legitimately choose the method to suit their particular learning style.However, it is also important to encourage experimentation with new things. Comments are closed. 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