Famous faces out in force at Legends Rugby Festival

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Saracens Legends love-in: Saracens and London Irish players pose after their final showdown. Saracens won 35-8MORE THAN 3,000 rugby fans filed into Wimbledon RFC this month for the first Legion Legends Rugby Festival and they got to see a host of former players turn out for their old clubs, including Tim Stimpson, Henry Paul, Freddie Tuilagi, Peter Richards, Hugh Vyvyan and Rory Jenkins. Eight teams – Saracens, Harlequins, London Irish, London Welsh, Leicester Tigers, Worcester, Gloucester and Bristol – took part in the ten-a-side tournament, with Saracens beating London Irish 35-8 in the final.Familiar faces: Leon Lloyd in action for Leicester (left) and Harlequins and Saracens compete for the ball (right)Former Gloucester and England player Henry Paul said of the inaugural event: “What a great day! The heat was immense but it was so much fun to get stuck in and see some of the guys again. Once you step back on that pitch, all the competitive juices start to flow again and it’s like nothing’s changed.”Tim Stimpson, previously of Leicester, England and the Lions, added: “I’m sure I’ll feel this tomorrow, but for now, I can’t stop grinning. Great weather, great day, great rugby – what more could you want? I’ll definitely be back next year.”center_img Who’s who: how many familiar faces can you spot in the Leicester Legends team?CLIC Sargent Godfathers beat Olorun Godfathers in the amateur veterans’ final while Wooden Spoon triumphed in the seven-a-side women’s event, overcoming Wasps in the final. Next year organisers hope to expand the event to include legends teams from around the world.All inclusive: the event at Wimbledon RFC also had tournaments for minis and women’s sidesSing song: UB40 entertained crowds in the evening by taking to the stage to perform their hitslast_img read more

Updating: Hurricane Irma strengthens to Category 5!

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 175 MPH winds a dangerous threat to Florida and the Southeast US LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Projected PathThe red-shaded area denotes the potential path of the center of the tropical cyclone. Note that impacts (particularly heavy rain, high surf, coastal flooding) with any tropical cyclone may spread beyond its forecast path. Hurricane warnings have been issued for portions of the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.Irma will target the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico Wednesday into early Thursday.Parts of Hispañola, the Bahamas, and Cuba are also in the path of Irma late this week.Irma is increasingly likely to target parts of the Florida peninsula as a dangerous hurricane this weekend.Hurricane Irma has strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 hurricane as it bears down on the Leeward Islands, and will rake through the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispañola, the Bahamas and Cuba before posing a serious threat to Florida and parts of the Southeast beginning this weekend.(MORE: Hurricane Central)Below is everything we know about Irma right now, including its latest status, along with potential forecast impacts in the U.S. and the Caribbean Islands.Irma’s Latest Status, TimingThe center of Irma is located just under 300 miles east of the Leeward Islands and is moving westward at about 15 mph.Irma’s maximum sustained winds have increased to 175 mph based on data from NOAA and Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft. Based on wind speed, Irma is the strongest Atlantic hurricane since Felix and Dean in 2007 which also had maximum sustained winds of 175 mph.(LATEST NEWS: Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Possible Hurricane Irma Strike) Hurricane warnings have been issued for the northern Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This includes Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, Sint Maarten, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Vieques and Culebra.Additionally, both a hurricane watch and a tropical storm warning have been issued for Guadeloupe, and a tropical storm warning is in effect for Dominica.A hurricane watch is also now in effect for the north coast of the Dominican Republic, from Cabo Engano to the Haiti border.  Hurricane Irma is nearing the northern Leeward Islands and is now a Category 5. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here U.S. Forecast: Watching Florida, Southeast CloselyWhile it is still too soon to narrow down specifics on the exact path of Irma’s center and eyewall, there is an increasing chance of a major hurricane strike on at least part of South Florida, including the Florida Keys, this weekend.As mentioned before, the vast majority of the forecast guidance indicates Irma will begin to turn more to the north sometime this weekend.The strength and expansiveness of the Bermuda-Azores high over the Atlantic Ocean and the timing, depth and location of a southward dip in the jet stream near the eastern U.S. will dictate where and when that northward turn occurs.(MORE: Why the U.S. Forecast is Uncertain)According to the latest NHC forecast, the center of Irma may be very close to South Florida by Saturday night, with conditions going downhill already during the day, Saturday.However, as the NHC reminds us, average errors in the track of the center of an Atlantic tropical cyclone 4 to 5 days out are between 175 and 225 miles, which can make a large difference in impacts.For now, all residents along the Southeast coast and eastern Gulf Coast, including Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, should monitor the progress of Irma closely.In addition, Irma’s wind field will be large, therefore, dangerous surf and coastal flooding will likely exist throughout the southeastern U.S. coastline even well away from Irma’s center by late week. From the Weather Channel No matter what the future holds for Irma’s path and intensity, the NHC advises, “Everyone in hurricane-prone areas should ensure that they have their hurricane plan in place, as we are now near the peak of the season.”Forecast: Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Cuba, BahamasLeeward IslandsIrma is likely to make a direct hit on the northern Leeward Islands overnight tonight into Wednesday as a Category 5 hurricane, the strongest to hit that area since Lenny in 1999.Hurricane-force winds (74-plus mph) are expected within the hurricane warning area of the Leeward Islands by Tuesday night, and tropical-storm-force winds (39-plus mph) are expected by late Tuesday.Preparations should be rushed to completion in the northern Leeward Islands at this time.Destructive winds, capable of widespread tree damage, power outages, and structural damage can be expected. Storm-surge flooding, high surf and rip currents will also be dangers, and heavy rain could contribute to flooding and mudslides, as well.The NHC says that a storm surge of 6 to 9 feet above normal tide levels is possible in the extreme northern Leeward Islands near and north of where the center tracks. Battering waves will ride atop the surge, capable of additional damage and erosion at the coast.Rainfall totals in the Leeward Islands may total 4 to 8 inches, with locally 12 inches in spots.Conditions should improve by Wednesday night. Tropical-Storm-Force Wind ProbabilitiesThe shaded colors represent the probability of any one location experiencing tropical-storm-force winds from Irma in the next five days.center_img Puerto Rico and the Virgin IslandsIt will be a very close call whether the eyewall of Irma, containing the highest, most destructive winds, will track over the Virgin Islands and northern Puerto Rico.Regardless of that, hurricane-force winds (74-plus mph) are expected in the hurricane warning area by late Wednesday, with tropical-storm-force winds (39-plus mph) possible earlier in the day. Therefore, hurricane preparations should be rushed to completion by Tuesday in these areas.The NHC says that a storm surge of 4 to 6 feet above normal tide levels is possible in the Virgin Islands, except St. Croix.Additionally, a storm surge of 2 to 4 feet is possible along the northern coast of Puerto Rico, along with a storm surge of 1 to 2 feet along the southern coast of Puerto Rico and St. Croix.Heavy rain bands are also likely to affect Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, which may result in flooding and mudslides. Rainfall may total 4 to 8 inches, with locally 12 inches in spots.Conditions should improve quickly by later Thursday morning. Rainfall Forecast Through ThursdayLocalized higher amounts are possible. Watches and WarningsA watch means hurricane or tropical storm conditions are possible within 48 hours. A warning means those conditions are expected within 36 hours. Irma’s Steering Late Week TAGSHurricane IrmaThe Weather Channel Previous articleHurricane Irma intensifies to Category 4Next articleHappy “Protect Your Groundwater” Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Low wind shear, increased mid-level moisture and ample oceanic-heat content favor that Irma will remain a powerful hurricane (Category 3 or stronger) for the next several days, though some intensity fluctuations are likely at times.For the next five days, Irma will move west-northwest on the south side of a ridge of high pressure called the Bermuda high, centered in the central Atlantic.(INTERACTIVE MAP: Track Irma)By this weekend, Irma will begin to turn north in the direction of a departing southward dip in the jet stream that will set up in the eastern United States. Where that northward turn occurs will be critical for what impacts Irma may bring to parts of the southeastern United States.Here’s a general overview of the timing for impacts from Irma into this weekend.Potential Impact TimingLeeward Islands: Late Today-Wednesday; tropical storm-force winds will arrive later today.Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands: Wednesday- early ThursdayDominican Republic/Haiti: Thursday- early FridayTurks and Caicos: Late Thursday-FridayBahamas: Friday-this weekendCuba: Friday-this weekendSoutheast United States: This weekend into early next week, beginning in south Florida Saturday Current Storm StatusThe highest cloud tops, corresponding to the most vigorous convection, are shown in the brightest red colors. Clustering, deep convection around the center is a sign of a healthy tropical cyclone. Hispañola, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas and CubaIrma could pass near Hispañola, the Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas and Cuba late this week into the weekend as a major hurricane.Reiterating the timing of the closest approach of the center we mentioned earlier:Dominican Republic/Haiti: Thursday- early FridayTurks and Caicos: Late Thursday-FridayBahamas: Friday-this weekendCuba: Friday-this weekendMost at risk of the worst impacts near the center are the north coasts of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, the Turks and Caicos, southeast Bahamas, and areas near the north coast of Cuba.Residents and visitors in these areas should continue to monitor the progress of Irma and make preparations for a possible direct hit.It’s too early to determine the extent of any impacts at this time. Follow the advice of local officials in the days ahead for instruction.(MORE: Beware ‘I’ Hurricanes)Check back with weather.com for updates on Irma through the week ahead for the very latest. We will be updating our coverage of Irma frequently based on the latest forecast guidance for its future track and intensity. Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

House W / KC Design Studio

first_imgCopyAbout this officeKC Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTaipeiRenovationTaiwanResidential ArchitectureHouseKC Design StudioTaipei Taiwan (ROC)Published on November 24, 2017Cite: “House W / KC Design Studio” 23 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?台北士林王宅 / 均汉设计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 stream Photographs Houses “COPY” House W / KC Design Studio Photographs:  SAM Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884174/house-w-kc-design-studio Clipboard 2017 “COPY” Interior Designers: KC Design Studio Area Area of this architecture project Taiwan (ROC)center_img Save this picture!© SAM+ 31 Share House W / KC Design StudioSave this projectSaveHouse W / KC Design Studio CopyHouses•Taipei , Taiwan (ROC) ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884174/house-w-kc-design-studio Clipboard Year:  Area:  198 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Buster and PunchArchitect In Charge:Kuan-Huan Liu, Chun-Ta TsaoOther Participants:KC TeamCity:TaipeiCountry:Taiwan (ROC)More SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© SAMRecommended ProductsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. This 50-year-old house is located in a high density residence area, with the typical design of three-story townhouse that you see often in Taiwan. Main problems for this rectangular shaped house include poor daylighting, which is common for houses of this specific shape, and the close proximity to neighboring houses,which poses a privacy and security threat. Also, noises from nearby tourism attractions and night markets are a nuisance. Save this picture!DiagramConsidering the lack of privacy and good view, we decided to design the house inward and upward. The front of each floor is set back to form a buffering semi-outdoor space between streets and residence areas, and with uses of semitransparent expanded meshand openings on the façade, we are able to set up boundaries but still introducing natural lighting, ventilation and rain to the inside.Save this picture!© SAMBy removing partial ceilings and the use of atrium, these semi-outdoor spaces on three floors are linked, so the first-floor balcony will be used as doorstep with improved daylighting, while second-floor balcony plays as an extension to kids’ corner with trees and plants and the main suite on third floor can enjoy green garden view.Save this picture!Elevation & SectionLighting and ventilation are big factors in regard to the wellness of occupants. By large windows located both at the front and the back, and use of atrium in the middle, sunlight can naturally flow into every corner of the house. The middle atrium uses glass to keep floor area, and the surrounding stairs use perforated steel plate, llowing sunlight from above going through.Save this picture!© SAMAlso, the balcony at the back of the house is forfeited and set back so the distance to neighboring houses is expanded from 40 centimeters to 90 centimeters. The toilet located at the back uses glass for partitioning to allow as much ambient lighting as possible. Save this picture!PlanEach floor is handled as an open plane. All cabinets are located against walls to maximize indoor floor area as the width of the house is only 370 centimeters. White wood floors are used and walls are with cement finish. Other materials used include stainless steel, wood and glass.Save this picture!© SAMThe white/gray tone have created an original feeling, while this also helps the reflection of sunlight in the house, as well as refraction of lights created by the use of glass.Save this picture!© SAMThe reinforcement of beams and columns is kept without intentional concealing, allowing existence of both the old structure and new elements, to exhibit the unique quality and atmosphere of this renovated old building.Save this picture!© SAMProject gallerySee allShow lessKnikno House / Fabian Tan ArchitectSelected ProjectsTianyi Lake Dream Town / iDEASelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Two journalists killed within 24 hours; motives not yet known

first_img RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more Organisation News News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state to go further Receive email alerts News July 16, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists killed within 24 hours; motives not yet knowncenter_img Reports MexicoAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say MexicoAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders today called on federal and state authorities to do their utmost to find the killers of two journalists: Martín Javier Miranda Avilés, a reporter on the daily Panorama and correspondent for news agency Quadratin, found dead at his home in Zitacuaro, Michoacán state in the south-east on 12 July and Ernesto Montañez Valdivia, an editor on the local newspaper Enfoque del Sol de Chihuahua, shot dead in Ciudad Juárez in the north of the country on 14 July. “These murders took place in the two regions that are the most mired in the war of the cartels and the federal drive against drug trafficking. Against this background the killing of a journalist goes beyond targeted revenge against an individual and is a way of terrorising the entire press and citizens”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“We offer our deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and their colleagues and urge a thorough investigation into both cases, the circumstances of which and motives are not yet known. The connection with their work must therefore be taken into account,” added the organisation which sent a delegation to the country at the start of July and will release a report in September.Montañez Valdivia was ambushed by armed men while driving his car accompanied by his 17-year-old son, who was badly wounded in the neck and taken to hospital with critical injuries. The car carried a sticker “Press 2007” and the name of the magazine, El Enfoque del Sol de Chihuahua. The national daily Milenio said there had been 325 such killings in Chihuahua state in the month of June alone. Miranda Avilés was found dead at his home with two knife wounds in his back. The motives for the murder were unclear but his colleagues said he had recently received threats, while at the same time believing it was most likely a ‘crime of passion’. The journalist only very occasionally covered crime, but the management of Panorama did not rule out some kind of reprisals against the newspaper. News vendors were attacked two weeks earlier while selling an edition of the paper that carried a report of the arrest of a police officer in possession of guns and drugs. The killing of Miranda Avilés came on the same day as the capture of Arnoldo Rueda Medina, one of the godfathers of “The Family”, the feared Michoacán cartel. This arrest was followed by an upsurge in violence, including an attack on a police station in Zitacuaro. Follow the news on Mexico May 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Halloween Spooktacular competition winners

first_imgNewsLocal NewsHalloween Spooktacular competition winnersBy Alan Jacques – October 17, 2017 1238 Facebook Walking with Limerick’s ghosts Paranormal investigators uncover link to Limerick Hellfire club Halloween scares aplenty around Curraghchase Linkedin Spooky goings on all around Limerick Beyond the neon runes WhatsApp Printcenter_img Capturing the spirit around Lough Gur Twitter WELL done to Emily Panter and Niamh O’Brien who have both won a pair of tickets to the Halloween Spooktacular in Curraghchase Forest Park on Sunday October 29.The scenic forest walks will be turned into a Halloween terror trail for this nightmarish fundraiser in aid of AK UTD and other organisations within the Kilcornan community. Tickets cost €20 each and are available now at www.kilcornan.com.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Email Previous articleLimerick brewer tops at ListowelNext articleBad press of developers final topic for Civic Trust lecture Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement TAGSAK UnitedCurraghchase Caravan and Camping SiteCurraghchase Forest ParkHalloweenHalloween SpooktacularKilcornanlimerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

‘Real work begins’ in November election

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Previous coverageCity officials say the November election will be the first ever forced by voters. After the Odessa City Council refused to call one voluntarily on a proposal to expand the board, thousands of voters who wanted a chance to decide on the changes signed a petition that forced the council’s hand.That became final on Tuesday, when the council cast the second and final vote ordering the election in November.“Now the real work begins,” said Jim Rector, an organizer of the petition drive who first proposed the changes.Rector said that would include a campaign to inform voters about the restructuring proposal and convincing them to support it. The changes would add a new council member elected by voters citywide and give the mayor a vote on council business.If approved, the council would become a seven-member voting board. The five positions representing city districts would remain.Further conflict remained likely over the election. Arguments continue over how the proposed charter amendment that would restructure the board will be presented to voters. A group opposing the proposed restructuring has argued it would weaken minority voting strength, which is disputed by supporters.“There is going to be a huge response to this vote, and I’m looking forward to that,” said District 1 Councilman Malcolm Hamilton, who has opposed the changes, in an interview with reporters after the Tuesday meeting.Hamilton helped form a majority of three council members who combined in December to shoot down a request to voluntarily call a May election on the proposed change. Those same officials, who also include District 3 Councilwoman Barbara Graff and District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales, also combined earlier this month to delay the election to November.Graff and Gonzales have suggested the council may try to revise the proposal — trying to split it into two votes or to pack the ballot with another restructuring plan.City Attorney Larry Long has also said voters should be able to elect a new councilman at the same time they vote on whether to create the position. And that presents supporters with another wrinkle: Encouraging people to run for a position that might not exist.“We are going to advertise pretty heavily to get people from all the districts to run at large,” Rector said, adding he was confident people would step up and that the proposal would pass.At least 2,757 Odessa voters signed the petition — enough under state law to force the council to call the election. After elections officials deemed the petition valid, a controversy ensued over when to call the election.District 2 Councilman Dewey Bryant and District 4 Councilman Mike Gardner had pushed for calling a May election in a single vote ahead of the deadline under state law put the issue on the ballot. The council has called elections that way for years, and Gardner and Bryant argued there was nothing wrong about doing it the same way this time.But — Hamilton, Graff and Gonzales — succeeded in a 3-2 vote on Feb. 13 denying petitioners the May election they sought.Ultimately, splitting along the same lines that saw the request, the City Council voted 3-2 to pass a separate ordinance calling the November election.Board members changed their votes Tuesday in the second and final vote on that ordinance. But it still passed, 4-1.Hamilton was the lone dissenting vote, switching his position to deny calling the November election. After the meeting, he declined to explain why but predicted a strong turnout in November. “Let’s get it over with,” Hamilton said. “Let the citizens show exactly what they feel about what’s going on.”Bryant and Gardner voted this time to call the November election. Gardner said after the meeting he wanted to ensure its passage.“May is done and gone, so I wanted us to make sure we have one,” Gardner said.The debate had become heated in recent months. Tension repeatedly surfaced over Odessa’s eastward growth as arguments against the election turned to development instead of race.Hamilton had also made broad accusations against supporters of the changes, including that they had committed “crime.” He refused to explain that or name who he was talking about when pressed by the Mayor.He also accused organizers of being guided by self-interest. Some of the supporters addressed that Tuesday.“I’m tired of hearing anyone in favor of this issue either has something personal to gain, in fact even to the point of being a crook, or having some criminal interest in it, or being a racist,” said Drew Crutcher, a civil engineer and former economic development volunteer. “I don’t have any of those motives, and everybody that I talk to doesn’t have them either. Simply, I think Odessa has grown. . . . It needs more representation for all of the citizens, and not just in one district.” WhatsApp By admin – March 1, 2018 Pinterest Local NewsGovernment Odessa city council center_img Pinterest Twitter Facebook Twitter ‘Real work begins’ in November election Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Firefighter plan would wreck the cityNext articleCHAPMAN: First-class travel is the least of Scott Pruitt’s sins adminlast_img read more

Delaying the Dream of Homeownership

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Even as they get set to surpass Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest generation, millennials are delaying many of the traditional markers of adulthood, which includes buying a home, according to a study by Apartmentlist.com.The study indicated that despite recent increases, the rate of homeownership among millennials still lags the previous generations at a similar age due to macroeconomic trends that are making it difficult for this generation to take the plunge and buy their own abode.For the study, Apartmentlist surveyed 6,400 millennial renters on their plans for homeownership or buying a condo. It found that while the majority of respondents said that they would like to purchase a home at some point in the future, the number of millennials who were prepared to do so in the near term were “far fewer.”One of the biggest factors in this delay, the study found, was down payment. Forty-eight percent of the respondents surveyed for the study said that they had nothing saved for the down payment. Looking at the future, the study projected that two-thirds of this population would require more than two decades to save a 20 percent down payment based on their current savings rates.” Just 11.1 percent of millennials have saved more than $10,000 for a down payment, while an astounding 48 percent have saved nothing at all,” the study said.The survey for this study had also asked respondents about their ongoing savings rate and found that 43.3 percent were “putting none of their monthly income towards down payment savings.”The larger question, that many millennials were not prepared for was whether the down payment they were saving up for, would be enough, according to the study. It revealed that millennials were likely to need a larger down payment than they thought.Giving the example of San Francisco, which is also “the nation’s priciest market,” the study said that average survey respondents said they would need approximately $99,300 for a down payment to buy in this area. However, the study revealed that an actual down payment of 20 percent here was estimated at $175,180. “We see this trend even in more affordable markets. In Phoenix, for example, a 20 percent down payment on the median-priced condo amounts to $33,400, but our survey respondents in the area expect to need $17,610, on average,” the study said.Click here to read the full study. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Apartmentlist.com condos Homebuyers Homeowners Homes HOUSING Millennials Renters 2018-12-10 Radhika Ojha Delaying the Dream of Homeownership Subscribe Previous: Holding Off For the Holidays Next: Risking Another Housing Crisis? December 10, 2018 3,208 Views Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. About Author: Radhika Ojha Tagged with: Apartmentlist.com condos Homebuyers Homeowners Homes HOUSING Millennials Renterscenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Delaying the Dream of Homeownership Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Language Plan process being launched in The Rosses

first_imgJunior Gaeltacht Minister Sean Kyne has invited groups in The Rosses to begin the language planning process that could determine their future status.Groups have two months from today to submit expressions of interest, with the successful organisation working with Udaras na Gaeltachta to prepare a language plan.They will then have 7 years to implement the plans, with regular reviews being undertaken.The process is already underway in other Gaeltacht areas in Donegal.Udaras na Gaeltachta Board Member John Curran says it’s an important initiative………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/curranraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Previous articleAll-Ireland Football Qualifiers: Derry to play CavanNext articleSlowey welcomes funding to allow council take over 40 estates admin Twitter By admin – July 11, 2016 center_img Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Language Plan process being launched in The Rosses Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Twitter Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

Bicentennial planning meeting is Thursday

first_img Email the author Skip Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen “Our meeting on Thursday will be open for discussion as to what all Troy has to celebrate and the many ways to celebrate,” she said. “The Alabama Bicentennial is an opportunity to celebrate our history, our people and our places and over the three years from 2017 through 2019. “Three years gives us time to plan and to budget. We invite everyone to come to Thursday’s meeting with ideas to share.”The Studio is on East Walnut Street in downtown Troy, directly across from the Johnson Center for the Arts. Published 3:00 am Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Bicentennial planning meeting is Thursday Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Alabama’s Bicentennial is officially in 2019. However, the Alabama Bicentennial Commission decided that Alabama has so much to celebrate that one year is not long enough. So, the commission has designated three years to the celebration, 2017-2019 and is encouraging local communities to get on the bandwagon.The City of Troy Bicentennial Committee did not hesitate. The committee will host a community-wide meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at The Studio in downtown Troy for the specific purpose of gathering ideas for the city’s bicentennial celebration and everyone is invited.Stephanie Baker, who co-chairs the committee with Isaiah Scott, said the Alabama Bicentennial Commission is asking communities throughout the state to have individual reunions and celebrations highlighting their people, places and history. By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “The meeting on Thursday will be an opportunity for brainstorming ideas, for input and to get the creative juices flowing,” Baker said. “The three years of the Alabama Bicentennial will be a great time for reunions of schools, churches, clubs and organizations. These reunions would bring alumni and members back to Troy.”Baker said reunions of local high schools, Troy University and Academy Street School have the potential to bring large numbers of people back to Troy and to involve large numbers of people.“As plans get underway for these reunions, more people will be needed to assist with the planning and carrying out of the plans,” Baker said.  Reunions are perhaps at the forefront of any centennial-type celebration but Baker said they are just a beginning point. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Leaders urged to have vision “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” James Davis, a bishop of the AME… read more By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

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first_imgIn briefOn 1 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Occupational Health news in briefLower back pain Lower back pain is associated not only with frequent mechanical activity,but also organisational, psychological, and social work factors, such asnight-shift work, perceived lack of support, and perceived lack of anencouraging culture, a Norwegian study has concluded. Occupational andEnvironmental Medicine 2004;61:398-404 Killing law delay The TUC has expressed concern at the Government’s continuing delay inintroducing legislation on corporate killing. TUC deputy general secretary,Frances O’Grady, has called on ministers to bring in the legislation. Pregnancy dangers More than two-thirds of pregnant workers are exposed to danger in theworkplace because employers ignore a legal duty to carry out risk assessments,a survey by union Usdaw has reported. Improving workloads A report on improving the workload of nurses in Scot-land has argued thatpredict-able absence allowances should be set at a minimum of 21 per cent.Facing the Future also suggested more flexible working patterns.  www.show.scot.nhs.ukConstruction firms fined £37k for collision Four construction companies have been fined a total of £37,000 for breachesof health and safety legislation. It followed an incident in which two vehiclescollided on the A229 near Chatham, Kent, in November 2001. Costain, Skanska JVProjects, Mowlem and Ovendens Earthmoving all pleaded guilty to a breach ofduties. Building designers failing to cut out risks Building designers are still not doing enough to design out risk, the Healthand Safety Executive (HSE) has warned. Designers who went on site and consultedwith builders had a better appreciation of the problems created by some oftheir ideas. Manufacturing company breached regulations A manufacturing firm has been fined £1,000 for breaching manual handlingoperations regulations. Willowcrete, of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, was finedafter the Health and Safety Executive found employees lifting concrete postsand lintels without having had manual handling assessments. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more