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Outlook is still gloomy

first_img KCS-content FOR?the most part, investors don’t like surprises. But Persimmon’s decision to reinstate its dividend at 3p, which came as something of a bolt from the blue, will be welcomed by shareholders. Although analysts were prepared for the housebuilder to swing back into the black, most thought the dividend would make a comeback at a later date, probably in 2011. Management clearly felt the business was making enough progress to act early. As a bellwether stock for the rest of the housebuilders, yesterday’s numbers should have inspired confidence.But the cautious tone on the outlook suggests this is something of a false dawn. With data pointing to another fall in house prices before the end of the year, the property sector is bracing itself for a double dip. Although Persimmon will be better placed to weather the storm this time, having paid down its debt pile to £122m, the austerity measures planned for the Autumn will surely affect housebuyers.That’s why Persimmon should ready itself for a sharp reduction in sales, and start focusing on margins not volumes. Shareholders should thank their lucky stars that the housebulder reinstated the dividend early.?If it had waited until 2011, it might have thought twice. Show Comments ▼ Outlook is still gloomy Tuesday 24 August 2010 7:51 pm Sharecenter_img whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy Fanautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading Blvd whatsapplast_img read more

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Genius Sports extends data deal with Euroleague Basketball

first_img Sports data and technology provider Genius Sports Group has extended its exclusive live data betting deal with Euroleague Basketball, operator of the top two men’s club basketball competitions in Europe. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting Regions: Europe Genius Sports extends data deal with Euroleague Basketball 15th January 2020 | By contenteditorcenter_img Topics: Sports betting Email Address Sports data and technology provider Genius Sports Group has extended its exclusive live data betting deal with Euroleague Basketball, operator of the top two men’s club basketball competitions in Europe.Under the agreement, Genius Sports will use its courtside technology to capture data and distribute it as a live feed to licensed sportsbook operators around the world via its Betgenius sports betting arm.The extended deal also marks the launch of Euroleague’s new rights enforcement strategy, which aims to remove unauthorised data collectors operating within its stadiums.Genius Sports, which has worked in partnership with Euroleague since 2014, uses its data collection system across in 150 countries, covering over 85,000 basketball games a year.“The extension of our partnership with one of the world’s leading basketball leagues demonstrates our commitment to ensuring security of supply, of the most important content, to our customers,” Genius Sports’ chief commercial officer Jack Davison said.“Our investment in the growth of live basketball betting is dependent on the capture and distribution of fast, accurate and highly reliable data.“Furthermore, Euroleague will enjoy a fair return from betting on their competitions while sportsbook operators and their customers will gain a crucial advantage through the quality of their products.”Image: Sakhalinio Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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The book of Ruth is focus for ACC Bible studies

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Anglican Communion News Service] When members of the Anglican Consultative Council meet in Lusaka next month for its 16th meeting (ACC-16), they will discuss – in the context of intentional discipleship – issues ranging from gender justice, refugees and migration, the environment and reconciliation; and they will do so against a backdrop of prayer, Bible study and worship.And members of the Anglican Communion throughout the world are being invited to join with them as they explore the Book of Ruth in a series of daily Bible studies.The Bible studies have been prepared by a group of biblical scholars that met 16 times via Skype in 2014 and 2015, specifically written with ACC-16 in mind. They are also part of the Bible in the Life of the Church initiative which aims to encourage the Anglican Communion to read the Bible together across the different contexts in which Anglicans are called to witness and minister.“ACC-16 will be engaging with Bible studies on Ruth that have come from the Communion’s Bible in the Life of the Church project,” Stephen Lyon, the initiative’s coordinator, said. “The aim is to encourage a deeper engagement with Scripture.“Written by an international group of biblical scholars, who met over 16 times via Skype and undertook the studies themselves over these meetings, they invite a deep encounter with such rich characters as Ruth, Naomi and Boaz.“Their story can help us in our Christian journey as Anglicans from all over the Communion.”In the introduction to the Bible study, the authors say: “We have made the Bible studies as accessible as possible, using a series of questions in each case as the basic format of the Bible study. . .“Through the questions we invite you to engage with the biblical text and your context. Each question is designed to take you deeper into the biblical text or deeper into the engagement between the biblical text and your context.”The Bible studies were prepared by Ellen Davis, Duke University Divinity School, North Carolina, USA; Femi Adeleya, director of church partnerships, World Vision International, Ghana; Cath Duce, St. Stephen, Westminster, UK; John Goldingay, School of Theology of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, USA; Esther Mombo, Faculty of Theology, St. Paul’s University, Limuru, Kenya; Gerald West, School of Theology, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; Chris Wright, Langham Partnership, London, U.K.; and Stephen Lyon.The Bible study books include a dramatized reading of the book of Ruth by Ellen Davis and a series of woodcuts illustrating the story by Margaret Adams Parker. Both were first used in the book “Who Are You My Daughter? – Reading Ruth Through Image and Text”.Anglicans around the world are invited to study the book of Ruth either at the same time as the ACC or at another time. The ACC Bible study books can be downloaded (pdf) from the ACC-16 webpage in English, French and Spanish. The daily Bible studies will be published on ACNS from April 8 to 19. 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All Blacks Don’t Cry – A short film about John Kirwan

first_imgMonday Oct 25, 2010 All Blacks Don’t Cry – A short film about John Kirwan While most of us know John Kirwan as a legendary All Black wing who played close to 100 Tests and won a World Cup in 1987, what many dont realise is that at the height of his career, young Kirwan suffered from clinical depression. All Blacks Dont Cryis a short film from multitalented filmmaker Julian Shaw that highlights the debilitating illness that Kirwan, along with countless others, have suffered with in silence.Shaw, who idolised Kirwan while growing up in Auckland, teamed up with the great wing to help create awareness during Depression Awareness Month and paint a real picture of what one can go through, even when seemingly living the life.Depression is something I have lived through myself, and its the hardest thing Ive been through as a young man, says Shaw on his website.Someone like John helped me a lot. Growing up in Auckland when I was a kid, John Kirwan was my hero – he was the most famous man in New Zealand, a World Cup winner, and probably the best Rugby player in the world for a while.“When I later learned about his struggle that this mighty All Black had been to the edge and almost lost his life it gave me a new perspective on what Id been through myself. He was definitely someone who left me incredibly inspired.”Shaw is actually a regular visitor here on Rugbydump, so he reached out after completion of the project. “I’m a big fan of your site. It’s where I get my fix of Northern Hemisphere rugby, which can be televised at some pretty tough hours Down Under,” he said earlier.If you or anyone you know has suffered from depression, please support this powerful film by sharing it. Its about awareness, and its about realising that you too can be helped in the same way as JK was when he finally broke the silence. Learn more about the film at www.allblacksdontcry.com , where you can also purchase John Kirwans memoir All Blacks Dont Cry to help support depression awareness. You can read more about Julian on his website www.julianshaw.com.au , which also includes information about his current project, Cup of Dreams, in which he follows the All Blacks in their build up to the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand next year. Time: 13:17 Share it! Tweet about it or share on Facebook with the buttons below.ADVERTISEMENT 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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River Retreat House / Edwards White Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926368/river-retreat-house-edwards-white-architects Clipboard 2017 New Zealand Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Plytech, Colousteel, Drydens Wood Oil, Trimble ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926368/river-retreat-house-edwards-white-architects Clipboard River Retreat House / Edwards White ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRiver Retreat House / Edwards White ArchitectsSave this picture!© Simon Wilson+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily Houses Year:  Photographs Area:  99 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Edwards White Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Projects Engineering:BCD GroupLandscape:Daniel SmithCollaborators:Merchant IndustriesContractor:Mckay ConstructionCity:TaupiriCountry:New ZealandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Simon WilsonRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Responding to a narrow site this small retreat has been orientated to capture the best of the sun and views towards the Waikato River and Hakarimata ranges beyond. The simple skewed form of the house has an appropriate scale and presence within the wider landscape.Save this picture!© Simon WilsonOn arrival visitors are led up a path alongside a careful language of tall cedar screens before stepping up onto the Garapa timber deck and casually entering. Capturing this sense of informality was a key design driver in creating a restrained family home that is a simple yet elegant place to retreat.Save this picture!© Simon WilsonThe kitchen is the heart of the home with the Tasmanian oak flooring slicing through the plan providing both morning and evening outdoor opportunities. The living space steps down into a light filled volume reaching out to the river. A mezzanine pulls over above with exposed painted radiata floor joists and bookcase balustrade providing a sense of homeliness and enclosure.Save this picture!Floor plansSave this picture!SectionsThe rear of the house is delineated by the seamless pivot door, integrating within the Gaboon plywood cabinetry wall. Providing access to withdraw into the bedrooms.Save this picture!© Simon WilsonCustom rainscreen detailing enhances a modest steel-clad home, allowing flashings and window frames to hide beyond whilst creating a distinct and compelling form in the landscape. Encapsulating the qualities of the Bach typology, the blurring of spaces and breaking down of thresholds corresponds with the expressed natural timber materials and tectonic detailing.Save this picture!© Simon WilsonProject gallerySee allShow lessBinus School Bekasi / andramatinSelected ProjectsJetvan House / Design Work GroupSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Simon Wilson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architect: River Retreat House / Edwards White Architects Daniel Smith “COPY” CopyHouses•Taupiri, New Zealand “COPY” CopyAbout this officeEdwards White ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTaupiriNew ZealandPublished on October 14, 2019Cite: “River Retreat House / Edwards White Architects” 14 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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EU: Polish Government Undermines Rule of Law

first_imgNews EU Commission Should Pursue “Article 7 Procedure”. Receive email alerts to go further PolandEurope – Central Asia Reports and statisticsMedia independenceInternational bodies The European Commission should pursue enforcement action against the government of Poland under the Article 7 of the EU treaty, as the government continues to undermine the rule of law, Amnesty International, FIDH, Human Rights Watch, the Open Society European Policy Institute, Reporters Without Borders said in a letter to the Commission today. The European Union and its member states need to show resolve to halt Poland’s backsliding from the common values of the EU, the organizations said.One year ago, under its EU Rule of Law Framework, the European Commission began a dialogue with the Polish government designed to determine whether there was a systemic threat to the rule of law in Poland and prevent its escalation. In the course of the process, it then issued two rounds of recommendations to the government — in July and December 2016. The Polish government has largely ignored those recommendations, and worryingly has also increasingly attempted to restrict the rule of law and human rights, including media freedom, freedom of assembly and women’s sexual and reproductive rights. “By attempting to silence critical voices and dismantle vital protections, Poland is creating an ever more suffocating climate for the judiciary, media and civil society. The Commission is duty-bound to act firmly and swiftly to stem this disturbing regressive tide” said Iverna McGowan, Head of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office. Since October 2015, the President of Poland has refused to swear in lawfully appointed Constitutional Tribunal judges. The Polish Parliament adopted successive reforms affecting the Constitutional Tribunal’s functioning, undermining its legitimacy and seriously reducing its ability to carry out its work. The government has routinely refused to publish and implement rulings of the Constitutional Tribunal. “In a society based on the rule of law, the head of state cannot pick and choose whether to respect that law,” said Philippe Dam, Europe and Central Asia advocacy director at Human Rights Watch. “The Commission has a duty to continue to respond to the deliberate attempts to interfere with courts, undermine basic checks and balances, and dilute the functioning of democratic institutions in Poland.” “The Polish government repeatedly attacked media freedom during the past year,” said Julie Majerczak, head of Brussels office of Reporters Without Borders. “The European Union shouldn’t allow one of its members to trample on EU’s core values.” The European Commission triggered its Rule of Law Framework in January 2016, when the Polish government first sought to curb the independence of the Constitutional Tribunal. This mechanism, established by the Commission in 2014, was designed to address threats to the rule of law in a member state before they escalate to a level that would warrant resort to Article 7 to of the Treaty on European Union. Article 7 provides for preventive action and possible sanctions, including suspension of a member state’s voting rights within the Council of the EU, if that member state violates the EU’s founding values, such as the rule of law. In July, the European Commission gave Poland three months to implement a set of recommendations to correct what it considered as a “systemic threat to the rule of law” in the country. The Polish government refused to implement the Commission’s recommendations. In its December assessment, the Commission stressed that there continues to be a systemic threat to the rule of law in Poland but refrained from moving ahead to Article 7 TEU. Instead, it decided to issue a set of additional recommendations and to set Poland a new deadline to implement them. The Polish government has apparently failed to date to take any relevant steps to address those concerns, despite the approaching February 21 deadline. “One year after it first took action to halt the deterioration of the rule of law in Poland, it is time for the European Commission to acknowledge that the dialogue with Poland under the Rule of Law Framework has failed” said Elena Crespi, FIDH Europe Desk Director. “The Commission must now move on to the next steps and recommend resort to Article 7 TEU. This would mark the start of a new phase, where all EU actors, particularly member states, will have to stand up to defend EU values.” Contacts: In Brussels for Human Rights Watch, Philippe Dam, (English, French): +32-495-45-22-71 (mobile); or [email protected] Twitter: @Philippe_Dam In London for Human Rights Watch, Benjamin Ward (English): +44-0-20-7618-4744; or +44-0-7968-837-172 (mobile); or [email protected] Twitter: @Benjamin_P_Ward In Warsaw for Amnesty International, in Warsaw Natalia Wȩgrzyn (Polish, English): +48 691 357 935; or [email protected] In London for Amnesty International, Stefan Simanowitz (English): +44 2030365599 (office) +44 7904398127 (mobile); [email protected] In Brussels for Amnesty International, Alison Abrahams (English and French): +32 2 548 27 73; +32 483 680 812; or [email protected] In Brussels for FIDH, Elena Crespi (English, French, Italian): +32-484-87-59-64 (mobile); [email protected] Twitter: @ecrespi_fidh In Paris for FIDH, Audrey Couprie (English, French, Spanish): +33-6-48-05-91-57 – [email protected] In Brussels for Reporters Without Borders, Julie Majerczak (English, French): +32-495-11 24 37 (mobile), [email protected] Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Poland’s new social media law puts freedom of expression at risk, RSF warns Related documents joint_ngo_letter_to_the_european_commission_on_poland_28.02.2017.pdfPDF – 227.76 KBannex_to_joint_ngo_letter_to_the_european_commission_on_poland-16_feb_2017_1.pdfPDF – 643.22 KB Organisation News June 2, 2021 Find out more News News PolandEurope – Central Asia Reports and statisticsMedia independenceInternational bodies February 16, 2017 – Updated on February 28, 2017 EU: Polish Government Undermines Rule of Law January 28, 2021 Find out more May 10, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information With firing of four editors, “repolonisation” under way in Poland Poland’s Constitutional Court /AFP Follow the news on Poland RSF_en last_img read more

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Altadena Sheriff’s Station Seeks Public’s Help to Find Suspect Who Allegedly Stole Cellphone

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS The Altadena Sheriff’s Station is seeking the public’s help in locating a man who is suspected of stealing a cellphone from a Verizon Wireless store in Altadena last month.The store is located at 2230 Lincoln Avenue.Deputies said the theft occurred at about 9 p.m. when the suspect, described as male Hispanic, about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and between 160 and 180 pounds, entered the store and asked an employee about cellphone plans.As the employee retrieved a brochure for him, the suspect grabbed a cellphone from the display, and ran out of the store.The suspect had short dark hair, a goatee, and was wearing a blue jacket, white shirt, blue jeans and white shoes, according to the description.Anyone with information about the suspect is advised to contact the Altadena Sheriff’s Station at (626) 798-1131. Make a comment More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News HerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes latest #1 Altadena Sheriff’s Station Seeks Public’s Help to Find Suspect Who Allegedly Stole Cellphone Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | 1:51 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Petitioners ‘confident’ in final stretch

first_img Southern Style Potato SaladUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay Facebook Local NewsGovernment Petitioners ‘confident’ in final stretch WhatsApp Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Twitter By admin – January 27, 2018 Odessa Forward. Twitter Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation Facebook Organizers of a petition drive to force a May election on a proposal to expand the Odessa City Council say they have more than enough signatures, but they are preparing a final push aimed at collecting hundreds more to ensure a successful campaign and to recruit more Odessans to vote in favor of the changes.So far, the tally tops 3,000 signatures, said Jim Rector, a council appointee on the planning and zoning commission and real estate developer who first proposed the changes to the council. That is hundreds more than the five percent of voters required to sign a petition under state law to compel the city to call an election.“We have more than enough signatures in my hand, right now,” Rector said Friday.If the petition drive succeeds and voters approve of the proposed changes, the City Council would become a seven-member board with a mayor who can vote on council business and a new seat for a council member elected at large. Today, there are five single-member districts and the mayor can only vote in cases of a tie.Organizers of the petition drive say they expect to file the petition with City Secretary Norma Grimaldo following the final push that begins on Monday. Verifying all of those signatories as registered voters will fall to the Ector County Elections Office.If the county elections officials deem the petition valid, Grimaldo will submit the results to the City Council, “who then must order the election,” said a spokesperson with the Texas Secretary of State, adding that “the City Council does not have a choice in the matter.”The deadline to call the May 5 election is Feb. 16.The website “Odessa Forward,” launched by proponents of the council changes, lists 16 locations throughout Odessa where people can sign the petition starting Monday in the run up to the Super Bowl.“We are confident but we need some extra insurance,” said Chris Wray, an insurance agent who has collected signatures and helped organize the petition drive, adding that “The more people that sign the more petition, the more invested they are so they will come out and vote when it comes time.”The changes to the proposal may face scrutiny if voters approve them. A group that formed to oppose the changes, Odessa Together, including members of minority voting rights groups, argues the new seven-member board would illegally dilute the strength of Hispanic voters. The group threatened to challenge the changes in court.But proponents of the restructuring argue the changes would be upheld because they do not weaken the strength of minority votes and are supported by a cross section of Odessans.In December, three council members combined to deny a request to call the May election, District 1 Councilman Malcolm Hamilton, District 3 Councilwoman Barbara Graff and District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales. District 2 Councilman Dewey Bryant and District 4 Councilman Mike Gardner said they support the changes.After the petition drive began, the City Council discussed the proposed changes at two meetings this month, debates that may continue.“It’s a political process,” Hamilton said during the meeting Tuesday. “So if they’ve signed this petition then the thing is, let’s get the voters out and let’s have them vote on this thing. I really do feel that. Regardless, Odessa will move forward.”More Information Home Local News Government Petitioners ‘confident’ in final stretch Pinterest Pinterest Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments Previous articleWest Odessa Boys & Girls Club moving forwardNext articleHIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Jan. 26 Scoreboard admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Daylon Swearingen competes in bareback riding during the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo at Ector County Coliseum Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Odessa, Texas. WhatsApplast_img read more

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States at Highest Risk of Economic Strain From COVID-19

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago ATTOM Data Solutions COVID-19 Economy 2020-10-08 Christina Hughes Babb About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Though the housing market seems to have escaped many of the economic effects of the pandemic, certain areas are feeling more pain than others.The West and Midwest are less likely to suffer COVID-related economic ruin than pockets of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, which analysts predict will be more vulnerable during the third quarter of the year, according to AATOM Data Solutions, a provider of property-related data and analysis. Its report showed clusters in New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. also are at greater risk during Q3.ATTOM on Wednesday released its third-quarter 2020 Special Report “spotlighting county-level housing markets around the United States that are more or less vulnerable to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic,” the company announced.Of the 50 most vulnerable counties, 32 were spread among Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware.These included five suburban counties in the New York City metropolitan area, four around Washington, D.C., four in the vicinity of Philadelphia, PA, four around Baltimore, MD, and seven of Connecticut’s eight counties.Just four western counties presented among the top 50 (in northern California and Hawaii) while Illinois had the only six in the Midwest. Another eight were strewn across the southern states of Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.Q3 trends generally were similar to first and second quarter results, but with different concentrations around several major metropolitan areas.”The number of counties among the top 50 most at-risk was down from 11 to five in the New York City area, and from eight to three in the Chicago, IL, area,” AATOM reported, “but up from two to four in the Baltimore region.”Markets are considered more or less “at risk,” AATOM representatives say, “based on the percentage of homes currently facing possible foreclosure, the portion of homes with mortgage balances that exceed the estimated property value, and the percentage of local wages required to pay for major home ownership expenses.”Its conclusions derive from an analysis of AATOM’s previously published home affordability index, equity, and foreclosure reports.A combination of those three categories in 487 counties around the United States with sufficient data to analyze help analysts determine rankings. Counties were ranked in each category, from lowest to highest, with the overall conclusion based on a combination of the three ranks. The complete methodology can be read on ATTOM’s website.ATTOM underscores that its findings correlate with the national housing markets general success when it comes to staving off the effects of COVID-19. As the study indicates, home values have dipped in certain areas, counties in general have seen a 7% rise in prices since Q3 2019. However, high unemployment and other COVID-related damages to the economy means the market remains at risk.”The U.S. housing market continues to show remarkable resilience during a time of widespread economic trouble and high unemployment stemming from the virus pandemic. But amid continued price gains, pockets around the country face greater risk of a fall, especially in and around the Northeast,” said Todd Teta, chief product officer with ATTOM Data Solutions. “There is much uncertainty ahead, especially if another virus wave hits. We will continue to closely monitor home prices and sale patterns to see if, how and where the pandemic starts rattling local markets.”In the highest risk areas, data showed higher levels of unaffordable housing, underwater mortgages and foreclosure activity in most-at-risk counties, AATOM reported.”Major home ownership costs (mortgage, property taxes and insurance) consumed more than 30 percent of average local wages in 35 of the 50 counties that were most vulnerable to market problems connected to the virus pandemic in the third quarter of 2020.” Visit the full report to see areas in this category.The reverse was applicable in lower-vulnerability regions. (View the report to see which areas were lowest).At least 15% of mortgages were underwater (in the latest data available on owners owing more than their properties are worth) reportedly are in 37 of the 50 most at-risk counties.More than one in 2,500 residential properties faced a foreclosure action in Q2 2020 (the latest available data) in 36 of the 50 most at-risk counties.“While it’s unlikely that we’ll see a return to the historically high levels of foreclosure activity we saw during the Great Recession, it’s a near-certainty that the number of defaults will increase once the foreclosure moratoria have been lifted, and the CARES Act forbearance program expires,” said Rick Sharga, executive vice president of RealtyTrac, an ATTOM Data Solutions company. “It’s also likely that foreclosures will be concentrated in markets where there’s a dual-trigger. For example, stubbornly high unemployment rates, and homeowners who are underwater on their loans.”For the full detail of the most and least vulnerable places in America, visit the full report at AATOM.com. States at Highest Risk of Economic Strain From COVID-19 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: ‘Relentless’ Storm Season Puts 300,000 More Homes in Danger Next: Fitch: Remote Work Will Not Affect RMBS Rating Tagged with: ATTOM Data Solutions COVID-19 Economy The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. center_img Share Save Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / States at Highest Risk of Economic Strain From COVID-19 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago October 8, 2020 1,398 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Derry Comhaltas delegates back bid for Fleadh 2013

first_imgNewsx Adverts Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Previous articleThose with vomiting bug symptoms asked to avoid Letterkenny GeneralNext articleLetterkenny Chamber president will lobby for better business environment News Highland Google+ Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp Derry Comhaltas delegates back bid for Fleadh 2013 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Derry will bid to host the All-Ireland Fleadh in 2013 after a sometimes contentious debate.At a meeting in the city last night, Comhaltas delegates voted 13 to1 in favour of the bid. Some delegates from South Derry did not attend the meeting, having earlier voiced concern that the bid for nexgt year was being linked to the city’s designation as UK City of Culture.The bid, which could be worth £40 million to the city, must now be ratified by the Comhaltas Ulster Council. Twitter By News Highland – January 19, 2012 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

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