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Maliseet clan mothers to fight proposed mining project on territory

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Maliseet are raising concerns over a proposed mining project in their territory.The New Brunswick government recently approved the environmental assessment.But that hasn’t calmed fears over the impact the mine could have on the land and water.APTN’s Trina Roache reports a group of Maliseet clan mothers say they won’t let that happen.last_img

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Rogue taxi drivers beware Gardaí are clamping down

first_imgGARDAÍ WILL BE clamping down on rogue taxi drivers as part of a national campaign this weekend.Members of an Garda Síochána will be targeting taxis and hackneys to ensure they are in compliance will all Small Public Service Vehicles regulations.Assistant Commissioner John Twomey, head of the Garda Traffic Corps, said that as of the end of April there were 30,111 licensed drivers and 21,672 licensed vehicles in Ireland.“The vast number of these drivers and vehicles are compliant with all SPSV regulations, however there are some that are not,” Twomey noted.“This weekend we will target unlicensed vehicles or drivers, as well as those that are not fit for purpose or are in breach of other SPSV regulations.Not only do illegal taxis or hackneys affect the livelihood of legitimate SPSV members, but they could potentially pose a threat to any passengers that are carried. These drivers are unvetted and do not have the required insurance to carry passengers for reward.The Taxi Regulation Act 2013 introduced a number of licensing offences and other SPSV-related offences.Twomey said these regulations “will make the industry safer not only for drivers, but also for members of the public”We ask that every member of the public ensures that they only use a legitimate taxi or hackney every time.People can check that their taxi driver is fully registered by using the Taxi Driver Check App. Operation TaxiRules and regulationsAll SSPVs, regardless of their licence category, must:Have an active vehicle licence Have a tamper-proof licence discs displayed in the front and rear windows of the vehicle. (some vintage vehicles are exempt)Be fully roadworthyCarry the required safety equipmentNot carry more passengers than indicated on the tamper-proof licence discsAll taxis and wheelchair accessible taxis must have:A taximeter calibrated and verified with the current National Maximum Taxi Fare and connected to a printerA regulation roof signApproved taxi branding applied to the front doorsNo other signage on the front doorsNo advertisements and/or signs exceeding 1,600 square centimetres on any other doorNo sign that can be seen from outside the vehicle providing the name, details or logo of any industry representative groupPublic Transport Minister Alan Kelly said that the taxi market relies on “consumer confidence in a safe, reliable and high quality SPSV service”.“I believe that the new emphasis by gardaí on the taxi sector will ensure that consumers will have that confidence in the sector and the taxi drivers that do their jobs professionally will be rewarded by the market.“Enforcement is the biggest issue taxi drivers always raise and I welcome this move by An Garda Síochána,” Kelly commented.Related: New app lets you verify your taxi driverRead: Taxi drivers to face geography tests and tax monitoring under new clampdownlast_img read more

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Third major concert set for Croke Park this summer but its not

first_img By Fintan O’Toole A THIRD MAJOR concert is likely to be held in Croke Park this summer but it’s not going to be a second U2 date added to the schedule for GAA headquarters. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOCroke Park Stadium & Commercial Director Peter McKenna yesterday revealed that they are ‘very close’ to signing an act for another major summer gig at the venue, that will probably take place in June.It was confirmed last October that Coldplay will play at Croke Park on 8 July, while in January it was announced that U2 will play on 22 July.Despite speculation that a second U2 date would be added due to free days either side of that date on the European leg of their tour, McKenna explained why that won’t be the case.“We can’t get the equipment from Barcelona, which is their previous concert, to Dublin, in time to have a Friday concert. That’s the issue.“Then because their next move is (to Paris), yeah, it’s logistical hops.“We have three nights (for concerts in 2017) and we’re very confident of filling the third night although we haven’t signed anything yet.“It’s probably going to be June. We’re very close, but we haven’t got contracts signed. Anyone that plays here has to be a massive band so I’m just not at liberty to say.”After the controversy surrounding the cancellation of the Garth Brooks concerts in 2014, last year represented a success story for the stadium with Bruce Springsteen playing two sell-out shows and Beyonce also playing last July.“What it does do is it puts Croke Park on a world map,” said McKenna.“You’ve got loads of artists kind of saying, ‘Oh, if we’re going to play in Europe, we need to play in Dublin, we need to play in Croke Park’.“It’s a fantastic boost for us and it’s a great boost for the city.”The concert revenue contributed to Croke Park raking in €4.8 million in 2016 from stadium hire, an increase of €0.7 million from 2015.However McKenna raised future concerns for the stadium, principally the fallout from Brexit and the lack of hotel rooms in Dublin.He revealed that the estimated cost of Brexit to Croke Park is already ‘in the hundreds of thousands’. Croke Park Stadium & Commercial Director Peter McKenna Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO“Anything that gives market uncertainty makes people less anxious to have marketing conferences and so on. Not Brexit in and of itself, more the uncertainty.“It (the cost of Brexit) would be in the hundreds of thousands, not in the millions. Say €300,000, something like that. Conferences that we would have anticipated coming across didn’t.“We have a sales team based in the UK and in the last couple of years we had been getting reasonably good business out of there, but in the last 18 months, that has dried up.“I think a lot of companies are pulling in their horns and are less inclined to invest in taking their message and their teams to Ireland.“Some of that would be as a consequence of the Brexit decision which came as a shock to many but also the availability of hotel rooms, which has affected Dublin’s competitiveness. That’s a massive issue, we shouldn’t be downplaying that.“Airbnb –  I think they have 4,000 or 5,000 rooms – is making a difference. People are becoming more comfortable using it. But it’s hard to use an Airbnb scenario when you’re bringing 250 delegates across and a coach picks everyone up in one location.”U2 announce Croke Park gig for this summerCalls to fast-track anti-ticket touting law as U2 tickets sell for more than €1,000 Thursday 2 Feb 2017, 6:03 AM Share122 Tweet Email 22 Comments 35,582 Views http://jrnl.ie/3217501 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Third major concert set for Croke Park this summer (but it’s not an extra U2 date) The gig will most likely be in June. Feb 2nd 2017, 6:03 AM last_img read more

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The Acropolis Museum is for all humanity

first_imgSaturday night saw the lavish launch of the new Acropolis Museum at the base of the Parthenon as well as renewed call for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. The three million euro ceremony was attended by over 300 official guests, including European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura and foreign heads of state and government. The launch of the Museum saw renewed call for the Parthenon Marbles to return to Greece. Greek President Karolos Papoulias said Greeks think of the Acropolis monuments as their “identity and pride,” and renewed the demand for the missing marble works, displayed in London for the past 200 years.“The whole world can now see the most important sculptures from the Parthenon together,” Papoulias said. “Some are missing. It is time to heal the wounds on the monument by returning the marbles that belong to it.”A highlight of the launch were the digital projections into the Athenian skies which saw ancient gods and centaurs come to life, horses, owls and deer dance across the sky and statues of ancient girls blink and toss their hair. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Women gather to give big

first_imgAn amused photographer stood on a ladder, looking at the group of more than 100 women trying to organize themselves for a group photo. They crowded on and around a small stage Monday night at The Heathman Lodge, quieting their chatter only for a few seconds until they heard the camera shutter click.The photo commemorated how in one hour that evening they had collected $11,200 to donate to the Portland-based nonprofit Friends of the Children. A few women sitting front-and-center for the photo were holding the giant check.It was the first meeting of 100 Women Who Care SW Washington, a newly formed chapter of the national 100 Who Care Alliance. The alliance began in 2006 when someone at the Center for Family Health in Jackson, Mich., asked former mayor Karen Dunigan to raise $10,000 to buy 300 cribs for expectant mothers. Dunigan, who died in 2014, knew she could find 100 women who could give $100 each. The effort was so successful, she decided to do that four times a year, and then the idea spread across the country.If 100 women give $100, or a total of $10,000 each quarter, that’s $40,000 being invested in local charities each year. This pooling and siloing of resources from a group of people is called a giving circle. Rather than scattering money across the community, a large lump sum makes a bigger impact. And, the members feel more ownership over what they’re doing because they collectively decide how the sum is spent.“There is need here, and we see it every day and it can feel overwhelming,” said Katherine Morris, one of the directors. She emceed Monday night’s meeting. “This is where we can make an impact and we can see the impact.”last_img read more

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Spalletti speaks before Torinos match

first_imgInter Milan’s coach Luciano Spalletti says footballers might be losing focus during the winter transfer window because they are thinking on other stuff.Internazionale Milan is currently in the third position of the Italian Lega Serie A table.The team has won on 12 occasions, drawing four times and losing four matches.They have 40 points now, seven behind second-place Napoli, and 16 away from leaders Juventus.“Playing during the transfer window has never brought anything good to me. There are always many things going on and players can be less focused on the games,” Nerazzurri coach Luciano Spalletti told Gianluca Di Marzio.“Perisic is a very good player, of course, there are rumors about him during the transfer window. If a player is good, it’s obvious that every club would want him.”Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Of course, then the figures must be adequate for things to go through. He knows his job and he also knows that we expect him to keep working just like he has done so far,” he added.“Cedric Soares? This deal was completed because of Vrsaljko’s situation (struggling with injuries).”“We needed a player to fill a gap in that position, Sime [Vrsaljko] is evaluating his options with us and Atletico Madrid. We will try to do what is best for him,” he commented.“Did we already sign him Diego Godin? The winter transfer window is not over and yet you are still asking me to comment on the summer window,” he added about the Atletico Madrid player.“I have players in my squad that read what I say in press conferences. I have to work with the players I have now, and it’s not fair to them to discuss about Godin right now”.last_img read more

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Figleys Blend Santa percolates kindness still

first_imgSanta Claus Rob Figley has left us, but Compass Coffee has brewed up this special memorial blend. Rob Figley may be gone, but all the good things he brought to Clark County keep percolating. You can still enjoy that special Figley flavor via Compass Coffee, which launched a commemorative “Figley’s Blend” for Christmas. You can even feel a little extra satisfaction in knowing that $2 of every purchase will benefit the Children’s Center, a nonprofit mental health clinic that’s getting ready for a big move.“We were kicking around the idea of a holiday blend, and one of my guys thought a tribute blend would be really cool,” said Compass owner Bryan Wray. He said he contacted Figley’s widow, Diane, to make sure it was OK with her, and to develop a plan to give most of the profits to the local children’s charity. How’s the coffee taste? Hints of red fruit, berries and honey. Sweet and lively — just like Figley himself.Figley, who died at age 57 in September, was a beloved community booster who became famous in Clark County for his amazing resemblance to Santa Claus. In 2012 he told The Columbian that he rose on the morning of his 40th birthday, looked in the mirror and beheld a cheerful, pudgy elf with a big white beard. “In essence, the clouds parted over my head and the angels came down and said, ‘You are Santa Claus,’ ” Figley said. His success as Santa Claus carried him all the way to the presidency of the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas; he also was a Democratic activist and a fan of same-sex marriage who performed many such weddings, and was running for a county freeholder position when he died.last_img read more

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Mint Tea shuts down its cannabisfriendly tent

first_imgMint Tea, the Vancouver restaurant that drew a storm of media attention for its “cannabis-friendly” outdoor tent, has decided to stop letting people smoke marijuana at its uptown location.A representative from the state Liquor Control Board visited the store at 2014 Main St. after seeing news reports, said manager Audrey Logan. He told employees that Mint Tea would lose its liquor license if it continued to allow outdoor pot smoking at the site, Logan said.“Per the Liquor Control Board, we’re not going to allow cannabis use on our property at all,” Logan said. “We don’t want to choose between having a liquor license or allowing cannabis consumption at our location.”last_img read more

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Salman Khan reveals reason behind not romancing Deepika Padukone anytime soon

first_imgSalman Khan talks about never being paired with Deepika Padukone till date.Varinder ChawlaSalman Khan has till date romanced almost all the top actresses of Bollywood, but the superstar has not been paired with Deepika Padukone yet. It looks like not just fans, even Salman himself is keen to work with the dusky beauty in a movie.During a recent event, Salman was asked if there is any possibility of him working with Deepika in any movie. The actor in his witty manner said, “Actually, even I am wondering when will I work with Deepika?”The Sultan actor further said that while he is keen to share screen space with Deepika, no such offer has knocked on his door yet. Acknowledging Deepika’s stardom, he also said that there is no scope for him to work with her as of now.”Deepika is a big star, so it has to be worth her while to do a film with me. Right now, there is nothing. In Bharat, Katrina Kaif is my heroine. She will also be my leading lady in the third part of the Tiger series. In Dabangg 3, there’s Sonakshi Sinha. In Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick 2, I’m paired with Jacqueline Fernandez. So, if something comes up with Deepika, then perhaps,” Salman concluded.Salman has been busy with the promotions of his upcoming production Notebook. On the other side, his fans are eagerly waiting for the release of his film Bharat that will hit the screens this Eid. It has been directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, and the trailer of the film will be out in April.Meanwhile, Deepika is in news for the first look for his next film Chhapaak, in which she plays the character of a real-life acid-attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal. Being directed by Meghna Gulzar, the movie will be released January 2020.last_img read more

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Houstonarea Man Arrested For Threats To University of Texas

first_img Share wikimedia commonsUniversity of Texas police and Harris County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 23-year-old Houston-area man who they say threatened to shoot at least 200 people at the school in Austin.Authorities say Sean Evan Haddon has been charged with making a terrorist threat.He’s in the Harris County jail following his arrest Sunday morning.Police say phone calls began April 7 with a bomb threat to their campus police headquarters. Another similar call was received Thursday, followed by a call Friday to the university’s Human Resource Service Center threatening to shoot “at least 200 people.” That call was tracked to Haddon’s home, in the northeast Houston suburb of Crosby.Police say after each call officers found nothing suspicious to merit a campus-wide alert.last_img read more

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Developers claim they cant work with cheap inadequate Wii U hardware

first_imgNintendo is not having a very good 2011. The 3DS did not sell well in the months after launch and now a big price drop and Ambassadors Program has been put in place to save it. Then we learned a second analog stick was being added to the device in the form of a cradle, raising more questions as to why it wasn’t included as part of the hardware in the first place.But while the 3DS struggles, Nintendo always has the promise of the Wii U and its touchscreen panel controller, right? Well, not if the latest feedback from developers trying to work on the platform is anything to go by.Apparently the Wii U development hardware has been rushed out and is pretty much broken. By broken we mean that the wireless communication system between the controller and the machine does not work. Even worse, the wired version of the controller also doesn’t work properly. Developers are also claiming that the chipset Nintendo decided to use isn’t good enough, in other words, they went with an inexpensive solution that is inadequate for the task.The situation is thought to be so bad that developers have to wait for the latest software patches to be released by Nintendo to see if they allow development to continue. These daily updates may improve things, but if the underlying hardware isn’t good enough surely a rethink will be required?While Nintendo will obviously be able to react to the issues and update the final consumer Wii U hardware, having developers sit around unable to work is not a great sign for a successful launch. If it continues, we could see far fewer launch titles available for the new machine next year ( (expected in June), or even in the months that follow the launch. As the 3DS has shown, without regular game releases the hardware doesn’t sell.For the moment this feedback from developers has not been officially confirmed as no one with a Nintendo contract is going to go on record. We may not find out how bad the situation really is until Nintendo announces the line-up of games for  the Wii U launch. If there’s only a handful of third-party titles we’ll know development has been a real challenge.Read more at 01net (translated), via CVGlast_img read more

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Search for rescue dog who bolted at Pearson ends after pup found

first_imgSearch for rescue dog who bolted at Pearson ends after pup found Thursday, July 13, 2017 By: Michelle McQuiggeSource: The Canadian Press Tags: Toronto Pearson Airport Share TORONTO — The new owner of a rescue dog that went missing after being let out of a crate at Canada’s busiest airport said he’s relieved his pet was found before any harm came to the animal.Jordan Wong said he and his family were anxious throughout the hours-long hunt for Emily, a 4.5-kilogram dog that had been brought to Canada from Greece as part of a rescue effort.Emily had been on Canadian soil for barely an hour when customs officials allegedly opened her crate to give her a walk on Monday. At that point, Emily bolted and raced across the highway near Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, according to Stray Paws from Greece, the rescue group that co-ordinated her adoption.Wong said he and his family waited at the airport for eight hours while searchers scoured the area for Emily, but eventually had to go home without the pet they’d been eagerly awaiting for the past three weeks.Credit: Stray Paws from GreeceOn Tuesday morning, however, a Toronto woman found the dog and brought her to a local veterinary clinic where the pup was eventually identified.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthWong said he’s relieved the dog was brought to safety before being injured by a car or being lost indefinitely.“I think we definitely had our doubts at times, but we definitely tried to stay positive most of the time,” he said. “It worked out in the end, and we’re really grateful.”Stray Paws could not immediately be reached for comment but alleged in a Facebook post that Emily was lost while being processed through customs in Toronto.The company accused the Canada Borders Services Agency of not following proper protocols when handling Emily and four other dogs who had made the journey. The group also alleged the border agency did not assist with the search or contact the proper authorities.Wong echoed the criticism, saying his family has yet to hear from the agency over their new pet’s disappearance.“They never spoke to us directly. They never apologized,” he said. “It’s pretty unethical for them to do something like that.”More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyThe ordeal was trying for other families waiting to receive dogs off the flight, he added, since no one knew for some time exactly whose new pet had gone missing.CBSA declined to offer comments on allegations from either Wong or Stray Paws.Wong said the family plans to take Emily to her new home as soon as possible, adding they’ve spent the past few weeks getting the house ready for her arrival.“We’ve done so many home renovations just for her and we’re super-excited to have her,” he said. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Banyan Tree Anji to open on 25th June 2018

first_imgBanyan Tree Anji to open on 25th June 2018Banyan Tree Anji to open on 25th June 2018Offering guests new heights of luxury in a nature resort Banyan Tree Anji, a hidden gem situated in Anji Lingfeng Tourist Area of Huzhou, Zhejiang Province will open on 25th June 2018. Conveniently located within a lush bamboo forest overlooking a stunning lake, the resort is accessible to major neighbouring cities including Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing via expressways, making it an ideal location for a nature escape from the urban hustle and bustle. Combining traditional Chinese Aesthetics and contemporary design elements, Banyan Tree Anji is ready to welcome guests with its array of smart amenities, warm and thoughtful service, diverse outdoor experiences and activities.Architecture Crafted by Innovative DesignTaking full advantage of its surrounding natural environment, Banyan Tree Anji pushes the boundaries of traditional hotel design. Its main building, made of glass, carefully incorporates traditional Chinese elements. With a dark green glass exterior, it reflects the mountains and lake on its exterior like a landscape painting. The eight-storey main building provides guests an elevated and panoramic view of the mountain landscape. To the south, green hills fade into the distance; to the north, a mirror-like lake reflects the surrounding greenery of the mountains. Banyan Tree Anji is a hidden gem in the mountains, offering guests a sanctuary of comfort and serenity in the embrace of nature.Sense of PlaceIncorporating Suzhou Garden elements and Huizhou architecture style in the overall design, the resort reinterpreted traditional aesthetics from a contemporary viewpoint. The inner court of the villas celebrates the essence of traditional Chinese courtyards with an open-concept layout emphasising natural light. The contemporary styled doors and windows frame the scenic view while the inner space enjoys abundant natural light and fresh air, making guests feel at one with nature. Banyan Tree Anji salutes the palatial style of Tang dynasty wooden structure buildings.Indulge Your Senses at Distinctive FacilitiesBanyan Tree Anji features 121 spacious rooms and suites and 30 villas of eight room types, allowing guests to enjoy the breathtaking views of gardens, lakes and mountains from different angles. Some rooms face lush greenery and elegant gardens, some look out to the sparkling waters, while others feature a stunning green mountain view. The resort offers an array of luxury amenities, including the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, a flexible meeting space of 1,235 square metres, a well-equipped fitness center, an entertainment space, Rangers’ Club for kids, two restaurants, a lounge and a bar.Featuring 10 therapy rooms, the Banyan Tree Spa is a sanctuary for the body and mind amidst beautiful natural landscape. Here, guests can indulge in a signature treatment using Anji white tea, experience the innovative rainforest spa facility, relax by the indoor swimming pool or outdoor infinity pool. In addition, the resort also provides KTV and mahjong private rooms, allowing guests to engage in fun urban activities while enjoying the charm and beauty of nature.The hotel houses mainland China’s first Saffron restaurant under the Banyan Tree brand specializing in Thai style fine dining and authentic Thai flavours. Other restaurants include the elegant signature Baiyun restaurant offering fine Chinese cuisine made with premium local ingredients; scenic rooftop bar Latitude – an ideal location to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and mesmerizing sunset and the Banyan Lounge a comfortable space for guests to relax and enjoy the pleasant scenery over a cup of tea.Local ExperiencesSet against beautiful lush landscape, Banyan Tree Anji takes full advantage of its natural surroundings, creating a luxury sanctuary for guests to stay and play throughout the year. In Spring, guests can pick tea leaves and enjoy the aromas of Anji white tea in the Zen Tea valley; in summer, guests can explore via horseback through the wooded mountains; in fall, marvel at the changing colours of trees and have a game of golf; while in winter, guests will experience a different kind of snowy holiday amidst the green landscape of Southern China. There are also plenty to be explored outside the resort. Guests can visit the Taohuayuan Town to unwind in nature, or tour the Anji Lingfeng Tourist Area to explore the essence of Anji’s landscape and attractions including Lingfeng Temple, Jiangnan Tianchi and Zhebei Grand Canyon.Opening OfferBanyan Tree Anji’s opening offer room rate starts from RMB 2029 per room per night with daily breakfast.For more information on Banyan Tree Anji, please contact 86(0)572 589 1818, email anji@banyantree.com, or visit Banyan Tree Anji’s official website: https://www.banyantree.com/en/china/anji Source = Banyan Tree Anjilast_img read more

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Owned Today Rented Tomorrow

first_img February 6, 2017 524 Views The shift of home stock from owner-occupied to rental status is a volatile one, ebbing and flowing with home prices, inventory levels, and market demand, according to a recent report commissioned by the Research Institute for Housing America (RIHA).In his report “Owned Now Rented Later?” Syracuse University Professor of Economics Stuart S. Rosenthal analyzed U.S. Census data from 2000 to 2014, as well as American Community Surveys and American Housing Surveys from 1985 to 2013. This data brought to light a number of noticeable trends in when—and why—occupied homes transition to rental properties.In general, Rosenthal found that homes are more likely to become rental properties as they age. “Between 2000 and 2014, roughly 6.5 percent of homes built prior to 2000 and 10.3 percent of homes built in the 1990s shifted from owner-occupied to rental status,” the report stated. Additionally, “With each passing decade, on average there is a net transition of roughly 2 percent of the housing stock into the rental sector.”Another big factor is the status of the owner’s current mortgage, with own-to-rent transitions more common when an owner is under water—or nearing that point.“For homes modestly underwater, with current loan-to-value ratios (CLTV) between 100 and 120 percent, the own-to-rent transition probability is 1 to 2 percentage points higher than for comparable homes that are not under water. For homes that are deep under water, with CLTVs greater than 120 percent, the own-to-rent transition probability is 6 to 8 percentage points higher.”If the underwater home is an in-demand property, the likelihood of it transitioning to a rental property is even greater.“Further analysis reveals that these transitions occur primarily for housing types for which there is ample demand in the rental market. For underwater properties that have characteristics that limit demand in the rental sector, transitions to rental status largely do not occur.”The report found that home prices also impacted the volume of own-to-rent transitions. This is likely because higher-priced homes lend themselves to more investment activity and, therefore, more purchases, Rosenthal reported. “Findings also indicate that short run transitions of housing stock can be much larger in magnitude and are especially sensitive to changes in housing prices, with rising prices drawing rental units into the owner-occupied sector and falling prices having the opposite effect.”When the former happens, the report suggested, it could undercut demand for new construction and drive buyers toward purchase previously rented properties instead.“For the nation overall, notice that while home prices had returned to their 2007 peak as of 2016 Q2, permits for single-family building construction were still far below their 2005 peak and were down roughly 40 percent from 2000 levels.”According to the report, much of the nation’s housing stock is still shifting toward the rental sector; this is likely a large factor in why new construction has seen a slow recovery since the housing crisis.“The national homeownership rate has fallen almost continuously since 2006, reaching a low of just below 64 percent in the second quarter of 2016. On net, therefore, housing stock is likely still shifting towards the rental sector which makes it too soon to look for much reversal of post-2007 own-to-rent transitions of housing stock.” in Featured, News, Origination Owned Today, Rented Tomorrowcenter_img Homeownership Rate underwater homes 2017-02-06 Staff Writer Sharelast_img read more

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Related Working abroad how to find jobs overseasN

first_img RelatedWorking abroad: how to find jobs overseasNew year, new job? Guest contributor Megan Lee of Go Overseas offers her expert advice on broadening your employment horizons.The ultimate guide to getting the most out of your year abroadWhether you’re organising a student exchange or planning a gap year of action packed travel, our Student Travel Writer, Jamie Doris from Heriot-Watt University shares his top tips to get the most out of your year abroad.Study abroad: best places to save on tuition feesStudy abroad: best places to save on tuition fees Does the British weather ever make you consider fleeing to warmer shores?Ever pine for something more exotic?Have your say in our quick ‘Living Abroad’ survey and enter our Kindle prize draw!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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UK police say death of Dolores ORiordan is not su

first_imgUK police say death of Dolores O’Riordan is not suspicious FILE – In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 file photo, Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan performs during the European Border Breakers awards, or EBBA awards, in Cannes, southern France. O’Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, has died. She was 46, it was announced on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Bruno Bebert, File) LONDON – The death of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, British police said Tuesday. A friend said the singer sounded excited and “full of life” just hours before her death.O’Riordan, 46, was found dead Monday morning at a London hotel. Police initially said the death was “unexplained,” but on Tuesday ruled it non-suspicious, meaning that they found no evidence of foul play. The case will be passed to a coroner to determine the cause of death.O’Riordan had suffered physical and mental health problems over the years. Last year The Cranberries cut short a world tour because of the singer’s back problems.O’Riordan had spoken in interviews about being sexually abused as a child, her battles with depression and a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. In 2014, she was accused of assaulting three police officers and a flight attendant during an air-rage incident on a flight from New York to Ireland. Medical records given to the court at her trial indicated she was mentally ill at the time.The Irish singer was in London to record vocals for a cover of The Cranberries’ hit “Zombie” by the Los Angeles rock band Bad Wolves.Dan Waite of music label Eleven Seven, a friend of the singer, said O’Riordan left him a voice message early Monday saying she was looking forward to the recording. He said “she sounded full of life, was joking and excited to see me and my wife this week.”“The news of her passing is devastating and my thoughts are with Don, her ex-husband, her children, and her mother,” Waite said.The Cranberries formed in the Irish city of Limerick at the end of the 1980s and had international hits in the ’90s with songs including “Dream,” ”Linger” and “Zombie.”Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that “for anyone who grew up in Ireland in the 1990s, Dolores O’Riordan was the voice of a generation.”In her hometown of Limerick, residents signed a book of condolence at the city council. Mayor Stephen Keary said O’Riordan “put Limerick on the music map and on a world stage.”“She achieved so much in her short years. Her memory will live on,” he said.center_img by Jill Lawless, The Associated Press Posted Jan 16, 2018 3:53 am PDT Last Updated Jan 16, 2018 at 7:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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April 26 2013The first screening of PAOLO SOLERI

first_imgApril 26, 2013The first screening of “PAOLO SOLERI – BEYOND FORM” on April 20. 2013 was sold out and because of popular demand two additional screenings are scheduled for this upcoming Sunday, April 28. 2013, at 1:30 pm and at 3:30 pm, this time at the SMOCA Scottsdale Museum of Modern Art.This is documentary filmmaker Aimee Madsen’s first film and has met with lively enthusiasm and lots of good feedback. For details see this link.[photo by Chihiro Saito]last_img

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