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Lions make five changes, Wallabies receive fitness boost ahead of 2nd Test

first_imgThursday Jun 27, 2013 Lions make five changes, Wallabies receive fitness boost ahead of 2nd Test The Lions and Wallabies teams for the second Test of the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia have been announced. Both sides feature changes to those that played in the first game, some through injury and other’s based on form. The Lions starting XV comprises five changes to the side that won in Brisbane last Saturday.Scrum-half Ben Youngs is promoted from the bench to replace Mike Phillips. He joins brother Tom, who plays his second Test at hooker, while flanker Dan Lydiate, who captained the Lions against the Rebels on Tuesday night, replaces Tom Croft and wing Tommy Bowe takes over from Alex Cuthbert on the right wing following his return to full fitness.Geoff Parling replaces Paul O’Connell, who suffered a fracture to his right arm in the 1st Test while Makovina Vunipola takes over Alex Corbisiero, who strained a calf muscle in the same game.On the bench there are five changes with Ryan Grant, Sean O’Brien, Conor Murray, Tom Croft and Alex Cuthbert earning spots alongside Richard Hibbard, Dan Cole and Owen Farrell.“Several players have put their hands up this week and have forced their way into the Test side while several players have returned to fitness,” said Head Coach Warren Gatland.“That is typical of Lions tours. We want players to constantly push for selection, we then select who is on form and who is available. Based on that we have selected a squad that is capable of winning the Test and securing the series.”The Wallabies have had big boosts as Christian Leali’ifano and Adam Ashley-Cooper have both recovered from a head knock and shoulder problem respectively. That means that there are only two changes to the starting XV, with Kurtley Beale coming in at fullback for Berrick Barnes, and Joe Tomane on the wing for Digby Ioane.On the bench dynamic Brumbies back Jesse Mogg replaces Beale, while Rob Horne comes in for Pat McCabe, who will be out for the rest of the year with a neck injury.Second Test – Etihad Stadium, Saturday June 29, 8:05pm, (11:05am BST)Wallabies15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Israel Folau, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Christian Leali’ifano, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Will Genia, 1 Benn Robinson, 2 Stephen Moore, 3 Ben Alexander, 4 Kane Douglas, 5 James Horwill (captain), 6 Ben Mowen, 7 Michael Hooper, 8 Wycliff PaluReplacements 16 Saia Fainga’a, 17 James Slipper, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Liam Gill, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Rob Horne, 23 Jesse MoggBritish & Irish Lions 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Tommy Bowe, 13 Brian O’Driscoll, 12 Jonathan Davies, 11 George North, 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Ben Youngs, 1 Makovina Vunipola, 2 Tom Youngs, 3 Adam Jones, 4 Alun Wyn Jones, 5 Geoff Parling, 6 Dan Lydiate, 7 Sam Warburton (captain), 8 Jamie HeaslipReplacements 16 Richard Hibbard, 17 Ryan Grant, 18 Dan Cole, 19 Tom Croft, 20 Sean O’Brien, 21 Conor Murray, 22 Owen Farrell, 23 Alex CuthbertTime: 1:29Credit: @rugbymediaADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error British & Irish Lions 2013 Related Articles 235 WEEKS AGO Warren Gatland confirms British & Irish Lions… 399 WEEKS AGO Brian O’Driscoll’s incredible skill at training… 413 WEEKS AGO Montage of Amazing Lions Test series in Australia,… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Auto parts workers say ‘UNION YES!’

first_imgA majority of workers at a Magna auto parts facility in Warren, Mich., voted Oct. 5-6 in favor of union representation. The election, conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, allows United Auto Workers Local 155 to represent the 200-plus workers who build dashboard components for the auto industry. Local 155 currently has over 50 small shops in Metro Detroit under its umbrella.The workers’ biggest complaints centered on the complete lack of seniority rights, high out-of-pocket expenses for health insurance and an unfair point system that routinely leads to unfair ­discipline.Workers can receive points for refusing to work overtime, even when they are asked right before quitting time. Discrimination against Hmong immigrants, who constitute about 25 percent of the workforce, was another issue that led workers to seek unionization.Magna, self-described as “a leading global automotive supplier with 327 manufacturing operations and 100 product development, engineering and sales centers in 29 countries” with “161,000 employees,” can well afford to cover the cost of workers’ health insurance. The company made over $1.5 billion in the first half of this year.At one time, the UAW represented the majority of independent parts suppliers, companies that provided a wide range of components to the Big Three automakers. Over the years, outsourcing to nonunion firms has increased to 70 percent of all outsourced parts companies.The UAW election win was the second in Metro Detroit in the past month, the first being at a Penske Logistics warehouse on Sept. 13.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Opinion: Brooke Law Group “Will the San Gabriel Valley Medical Marijuana Business Owners be Eligible for Priority Licensing Under California’s New Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act?”

first_imgOpinion & Columnists Opinion: Brooke Law Group “Will the San Gabriel Valley Medical Marijuana Business Owners be Eligible for Priority Licensing Under California’s New Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act?” By MICHELE BROOKE Published on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | 12:37 pm In October 2015, the Governor of the State of California, at the urging of the federal government, signed into law the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act. The federal government was concerned that California did not have adequate regulation in place to make marijuana safe and requested more robust regulation. Although marijuana is federally prohibited under the Controlled Substances Act, the official position of the federal government is to not prosecute persons in the marijuana business industry who are in compliance with state law.Thus, it is unlikely that Governor Brown and his staff is concerned about federal prosecution. This is mentioned because federal prohibition is a common reason city governments state they prohibit instead of regulating medical marijuana, even though they know unregulated, untested marijuana is being sold to medical marijuana patients within their city borders. They are unwilling, in other words, to create safe access to medical marijuana patients, because they say marijuana if federally prohibited. Yet in recent history, the federal congress defunded the Drug Enforcement Agency from prosecuting state legal cannabis businesses, has told banks they can do business with state legal cannabis businesses, it actively encourages states to regulate marijuana; a duplicity that just can’t be missed.As a leader, Governor Brown has the foresight to see that Commercial Cannabis Business is likely to be a multibillion dollar industry in California. And he recognizes, the business activity has already begun. As such, the new law creates a framework for thousands of new jobs. Cannabis business may become one of the biggest new industries in the country. This is obviated by the fact that in California there is a tremendous demand for marijuana; and locally there a tremendous demand for marijuana in the San Gabriel Valley. As a lawyer in this industry, I can attest to the interest in this new business sector in the San Gabriel Valley. I can also attest to the fact that entrepreneurs are frustrated by the lack of vison of local government.Marijuana legalization will be on the Nov. 2016 ballot. Governor Brown, in signing the new law appears to anticipate its passage, as this is what polls predict. The Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act establishes within the department of Consumer Affairs, the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation. It also creates new jobs in the Department of Food and Agriculture, the Department of Public Safety, and dozens of other state agency jobs, which will oversee the implementation of the new commercial cannabis industry; a cutting edge “for profit” industry that will likely be the biggest in the country. This is history in the making.It is likely in 2016, California will become like the recreational states Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Washington DC. Legalization in other states has worked. It has not been a public disaster. It has not increased crime. And it has allowed responsible adults to be treated like responsible adults, in their choice to use marijuana, the way many choose to have an occasional adult beverage.The Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act creates a state licensing system that recognizes the business side of medical marijuana and sets the framework for a robust recreational marijuana industry. Many have not realized until recently that just as there is a business side to alcohol, there is a legitimate business side to medical cannabis. Regulation of medical and recreational marijuana is creating new jobs all over the country. Jobs in cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, factories are being opened, safe dispensaries are opening, medical marijuana testing laboratories are being built, new innovations are being created every day, and the dozens of ancillary businesses are needed to support the regulated marijuana industry; such as marketing firms, construction, lighting, agricultural products, printing, web design, package manufacturing, insurance, security services, computer software systems, chemists, lab technicians, delivery services, secretarial and accounting services, to name a few.The San Gabriel Valley has been short sighted to see the legitimate business opportunities in commercial cannabis. The Governor has not been so short sighted. He sees the big picture. The San Gabriel Valley needs leader cities, which can see and understand the Governor’s reason for signing such broad based legislation into law. This region needs cities like Pasadena, Arcadia, Altadena, San Dimas, Irwindale, and others to become leaders; just as Palm Springs has become in the desert, Santa Ana has become in Orange County, Santa Monica and Venice have become on the West Side, Los Angeles has locally, and San Francisco has become up north. This region needs leadership to step up to the challenge of taking advantage of all the opportunity this history making opportunity presents.Unfortunately, the lack of leadership from local governments in the San Gabriel region, and their failure to follow the leadership of our Governor, will result in this region not being able to take advantage of what the new law calls “priority” registration. Priority registration is reserved to those qualified applicants who can demonstrate they were running their cannabis businesses in accordance with local laws by January 1, 2016. Thus, because so many cities in the San Gabriel area have written ordinances of prohibition, instead of foreseeing the opportunities to their citizens by moving to regulation of medical marijuana businesses, cities like Palm Springs, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, and others, will have the only business owners eligible for priority in the state licensing scheme. Thus, the more progressive cities will be the first to take advantage of the opportunities, and financial rewards, of recreational marijuana business if California votes for recreational marijuana in 2016.So let’s pose the question. What down side is there to following the leadership of the Governor in making way for commercial cannabis; especially where the process pays for itself in the application and taxation processes?About the AuthorMichele Brooke, founder of Brooke Law Group, has a wide range of legal experience based on over ten years of law firm experience. In addition to a wide variety of legal practice areas, Brooke Law Group practices in the specialty area of what is now being called “Cannabusiness” law; providing California cannabusiness entrepreneurs with a wide range of business and consulting services and litigation services, when necessary. See ca-cannabusiness-lawgroup.com. Michele Brooke is a conscientious professional, dedicated to providing excellent legal services at a competitive price.Attorney Brooke is a member of the Pasadena Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, NORML.org, Americans for Safe Access, The Esquire Network, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, the Pasadena Rotary Club and the American Herbal Products Association Cannabis and Sports Nutrition committees. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at Pasadena City College and a member of the advisory board for the Pasadena City College ABA certified Paralegal Program. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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ECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS March 12, 2018

first_img By admin – March 12, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter ECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS March 12, 2018 Arts Council of Midland logo The following is a list of felony dispositions from the Ector County District Clerk’s Office. Listed attorneys do not necessarily represent who was involved when the case was disposed.ASSAULTFaustino Fryer Rubio, 24, was sentenced to eight years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt Feb. 15 on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Judge Stacy Trotter approved the deal. Jason Leach was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Orlando Orozco, 31, pleaded guilty Feb. 20 to aggravated assault (family violence) and had his probation revoked. Orozco was sentenced to four years in prison. Trotter approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney and Julie Prentiss was the prosecutor.Andrew Franco, 35, was sentenced to five years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt Feb. 22 on a charge of assault of a family or household member by impeding breath or circulation. Judge James Rush approved the deal. Michael McLeaish was the defense attorney and Chris Fostel was the prosecutor.Henry Esparza Plata, 39, pleaded guilty March 2 to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to six years probation. Rush approved the deal. Damian Castillo was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Michael Angel Tapia, 35, had charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (family violence), tampering with a witness and evading arrest with a previous conviction dismissed March 5. Judge John Smith presided. McLeaish was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.BURGLARYBradley Duane Cantu, 19, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to burglary of a habitation and was sentenced to four years probation and deferred adjudication. Judge Denn Whalen approved the deal. Adrian Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Ian Jacob Collins, 20, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to burglary of a habitation and was sentenced to five years probation. Whalen approved the deal. Lawrence Barber was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Daniel Zavala Jr., 41, pleaded guilty March 2 to burglary of a habitation and was sentenced to four years in prison. Rush approved the deal. Prentiss was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATEDKyle Locke, 59, pleaded guilty Feb. 22 to two counts of driving while intoxicated, third or more, and had his probation revoked. Locke was sentenced to four years in prison and five years in prison, respectively, on those charges. Rush approved the deal. J. Roxane Blount was the defense attorney and Lisa Borden was the prosecutor.FAILURE TO STOP/RENDER AIDDavid Elian Leyva, 31, was convicted guilty by a jury March 1 of failure to stop and render aid, resulting in death, and was sentenced to 13 years in prison. Leyva was also acquitted by the jury on a charge of failure to stop and render aid, resulting in bodily injury. Rush approved the deal. McLeaish was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.FORGERYVictoria Hartsfield, 33, pleaded guilty March 2 to forgery and was sentenced to three years probation and deferred adjudication. Trotter approved the deal. Larry Myrick was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.FRAUDULENT USE/POSSESSION OF IDENTIFYING INFORMATIONCharmin Johnson, 44, was sentenced to five years in prison and nine months in state jail, respectively, in an order adjudicating guilt Feb. 20 on charges of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, more than 10 items but less than 50 items, and unauthorized use of a vehicle. Whalen approved the deal. Robert Garcia was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Trevor Kyle Johnson, 49, was sentenced to five years in prison and nine months in state jail, respectively, in an order adjudicating guilt Feb. 20 on charges of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, more than 10 items but less than 50 items, and unauthorized use of a vehicle. Whalen approved the deal. McLeaish was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Chaz L. Crutchfield, 28, pleaded guilty Feb. 23 to fraudulent use or possession of identifying information and had his probation revoked. Crutchfield was sentenced to one year in state jail. Rush approved the deal. Myrick was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Michael Thomas Hennington, 28, had nine counts of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, more than five items but less than 100 items, dismissed Feb. 28. Trotter presided. Leach was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.MURDERDarius Earl Tillman, 43, had a charge of murder dismissed Feb. 28. Smith presided. McLeaish was the defense attorney and Fostel was the prosecutor.POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCEBrandy Lee Castillo, 28, was sentenced to three years in prison and 12 months in state jail, respectively, in an order adjudicating guilt Feb. 20 on charges of possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams; evading arrest with a vehicle; and two counts of theft of property, less than $2,500, with two or more previous convictions. Trotter approved the deal. Kevin Acker was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Isaac Espinoza, 28, was sentenced to four years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt Feb. 22 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams. Whalen approved the deal. Marc Chastain was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Amberlee Rae Artrip, 39, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Whalen approved the deal. Chastain was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Oscar Earl Brady Jr., 67, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to nine months in state jail. Whalen approved the deal. Myrick was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.William Edward Earls, 50, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to three years probation and deferred adjudication. Whalen approved the deal. Leach was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.David Garcia Gonzales, 33, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Whalen approved the deal. Richard Abalos was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Mark Anthony Marquez, 28, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Marquez also had another charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, dismissed. Whalen approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Roland Warner Meece, 35, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Whalen approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Kasey Leigh Tavarez, 19, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to three years probation and deferred adjudication. Whalen approved the deal. Abalos was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Jessie Daniel Thomas, 32, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Whalen approved the deal. Don Fletcher was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Jesse Valadez Jr., 28, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to three years probation and deferred adjudication. Whalen approved the deal. Garcia was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Michael Wayne Ames, 46, pleaded guilty March 1 to possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams, and was sentenced to two years in prison. Whalen approved the deal. Luis Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Yurika Huerta, 19, pleaded guilty March 2 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and had her probation revoked. Huerta was sentenced to 12 months in prison. Rush approved the deal. Glen Halsell was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Reyes Galindo Marquez, 20, pleaded guilty March 2 to possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams, and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Trotter approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Matthew Flores Martinez, 22, pleaded guilty March 2 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Trotter approved the deal. Chastain was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Brianna Shantel Stovall, 29, pleaded guilty March 2 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to two years probation. Trotter approved the deal. Matt Thomas was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Kyle Michael Avey, 38, had a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, dismissed March 5. Smith presided. Chastain was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE/ITEM IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITYAdam Barrientes, 25, pleaded guilty Feb. 16 to prohibited substance or item in a correctional facility and had his probation revoked. Barrientes was sentenced to four years in prison. Judge Bill McCoy approved the deal. Leach was the defense attorney and Linda Deaderick was the prosecutor.SECURE EXECUTION OF DOCUMENT BY DECEPTIONGuadalupe Fierro Fuentes, 23, had a charge of secure execution of a document by deception dismissed Feb. 28. Whalen presided. Acker was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.TAMPER/FABRICATE PHYSICAL EVIDENCERuben Edward Melendez, 38, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Whalen approved the deal. Christina Jimenez was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Paige Elizabeth Subia, 18, pleaded guilty March 2 to tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair and was sentenced to three years probation and deferred adjudication. Trotter approved the deal. Leach was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.THEFTAdriana Leticia Avila, 52, was sentenced to 15 months in state jail in an order adjudicating guilt March 1 on a charge of aggregated theft of property. Rush approved the deal. Myrick was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.UNAUTHORIZED USE OF VEHICLEMiguel Enrique Juarez, 29, pleaded guilty March 2 to unauthorized use of a vehicle and was sentenced to eight months in state jail. Whalen approved the deal. Josh Stephens was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Adrian Lozano, 19, pleaded guilty March 2 to unauthorized use of a vehicle and evading arrest with a vehicle and was sentenced to five years probation and deferred adjudication. Trotter approved the deal. Mike Holmes was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed. 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Housing Market Managing ‘Impressive V-Shaped Recovery’

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News August 24, 2020 1,365 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: First American Home Prices About Author: Phil Hall Subscribe Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago First American Home Prices 2020-08-24 Christina Hughes Babb Home / Daily Dose / Housing Market Managing ‘Impressive V-Shaped Recovery’ Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Housing Market Managing ‘Impressive V-Shaped Recovery’ Affordable homeownership opportunities continue to be an elusive object in the housing market, according to First American Financial Corp.’s newly-released First American Real House Price Index (RHPI) for June.  The report measures the price changes of single-family properties throughout the nation, adjusted for the impact of income and interest rate changes on consumer house-buying power over time at national, state, and metropolitan area levels. According to the RHPI:  Real house prices decreased 0.2% between May and June and declined by 4.8% year-over-year. Consumer house-buying power, how much one can buy based on changes in income and interest rates, increased 1.1% between May and June and increased 13.7% year-over-year. Median household income inched up by 0.2% from May to June; since January 2000, this measurement rose by 64%. Real house prices are 22.4% less expensive than in January 2000. While unadjusted house prices are now 13.5% above the housing boom peak in 2006, real house-buying power-adjusted house prices remain 45% below their 2006 housing boom peak  Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, noted that the housing market “has thus far managed an impressive V-shaped recovery” despite the chaos that the COVID-19 pandemic had on the rest of the economy, although he observed that “growing demand against dwindling supply has worsened the supply and demand imbalance, which will continue to drive nominal house price appreciation.” “Nationally, house-buying power, how much home one can afford to buy given their income and the prevailing 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage, continues to outpace nominal house price appreciation, resulting in a 4.8 percent improvement in affordability relative to one year ago,” Fleming continued. “Yet, all real estate is local and affordability dynamics can vary greatly at the market level … In June, the RHPI increased in 35 of the 44 markets we track year-over-year, meaning affordability declined in each.”  Vermont led the states with greatest year-over-year RPHI at 10.6%, followed by New Mexico at 10.3%) and Montana at 9.4%), while Louisiana recorded the greatest decrease with a 10.1% drop. Among the nation’s major metro areas, New York City had the greatest year-over-year RPHI increase at 29.3% and Las Vegas had the greatest decrease with a 25.6% plummet.   The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Landlords Fight Foreclosure Ban Next: Hurricane Laura Threatens Homes Across Texas, Louisiana Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share 3Savelast_img read more

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Foreclosure Wave Could Culminate in ‘Major Event’

first_img Foreclosure Wave Could Culminate in ‘Major Event’ Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Americans’ Credit Conditions, By State Next: Is There a ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ Ahead for Vacant Properties? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Foreclosure Wave Could Culminate in ‘Major Event’  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Phil Hall The near-future will be bringing a wave of foreclosures, according to a Federal Reserve economist, but this will not be at the severe levels experienced in the aftermath of the 2008 economic meltdown.In a presentation titled “Housing Insecurity in the Time of COVID-19,” William R. Emmons, lead economist with the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, theorized that current fiscal policy will protect the economy and housing markets from experiencing the chaos that wreaked havoc during the last financial crisis.“It’s a slow-moving process,” Emmons said. “It definitely looks like there will be another major event, but hopefully not as bad as the foreclosure crisis associated with the Great Recession.”Still, Emmons added, the situation is serious, with past-due mortgages rising to a level seen at the start of the Great Recession, although the full nature of tumult is hard to determine due to moratoria placed on foreclosures and evictions during the pandemic. This percolating crisis will disproportionately impact lower-income households, Emmons added, disrupting hopes that a V-shaped recovery would positively impact all segments of the population.Probably the clearest massive supportive income were one-time payments and unemployment benefits, but those provisions expired at the end of July,” said Emmons. “The V has been interrupted.”Separately, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard presented his view on the current socioeconomic scene in a webinar titled “COVID-19 and the U.S. Economy: Progress on Health and Incomes.” Bullard observed what he viewed as significant progress in managing the global health crisis and predicted U.S. economic activity will likely record considerable growth in the third quarter.“I expect this rebound to continue in the U.S. as businesses learn how to produce products and services safely using simple, existing technology,” Bullard said.Bullard also credited U.S. monetary and fiscal policies as being effective during the pandemic, noting that “backstop lending programs stemmed an incipient financial crisis during the March-April time frame, to the point where current levels of financial stress are near pre-pandemic levels.”Nonetheless, Bullard stressed the pandemic is still with us and he suggested the second half of the year should be viewed as a time for adapting to a new mortality risk in the economy.“Simple mortality risk mitigation strategies hold the promise of delivering higher household incomes along with lower fatalities from COVID-19, thus improving outcomes along both dimensions,” he said. “The downside risk remains substantial and continued execution of a granular, risk-based health policy will be critical in the months ahead. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2020-09-29 Christina Hughes Babb September 29, 2020 3,392 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Durkan says further rail delay will cause ‘consternation and frustration’

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Durkan says further rail delay will cause ‘consternation and frustration’ Twitter Pinterest Pinterest GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ Foyle MP Mark Durkan says there will be ‘consternation and frustration’ in the North West after it emerged today that work on a second major upgrade of the Derry to Coleraine railway line has been delayed by a further four months.Mr Durkan expressed concerned that once again, key months are being lost on a vital infrastructural project for the North West, adding that people should not have to constantly lobby to remedy flaws and aberrations in investment planning and delivery.Mr Durkan says there have been too many delays, both from Stormont and from Translink……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/mdurktrain.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Homepage BannerNews Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleRight2Water protest at reconvened council meeting after tenants details are handed over to Irish WaterNext articleCouncil calls for moratorium on windfarm developments pending new guidelines admin By admin – April 13, 2015 Facebook Twitter Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Google+ WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

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Pubs protest by turning on Christmas lights tonight

first_img Facebook Pubs protest by turning on Christmas lights tonight By News Highland – November 20, 2020 WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleLocal businesses ‘losing hope’ in reopening in DecemberNext articleWarning issued over dangers of open sea swimming News Highland Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pubs will turn on their Christmas lights tonight in a protest about not being allowed to reopen.Trade groups say that publicans have only been able to trade for two weeks out of the last 37.It will happen at 5pm.Vintners’ Federation boss Donall O’Keeffe says they’re hoping the public will join their campaign on social media:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/pubs8am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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New beginnings

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Latest Stories New beginnings Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Laney also remembered the autumn days when Sam Adams would hitch the mule to the cane mill and grind cane. Folks would come in droves to get the sweet nectar of the fields.“Sam was a character,” Laney said. “He loved to play tricks on people. One of his favorite tricks was to shellac a quarter to the counter. People would try to pick it up but, of course, they couldn’t. Sam would get a big kick out of that. It was a fun place and everybody enjoyed going there.”And, it’s that kind of atmosphere that Charles Adams wanted to recreate with the new “modern” Adams store.In speaking about the new studio/shop, Adams said that Sam “wouldn’t like it.” It would be too fancy for him and he would think the money could have been better spent. But Adams’ son, David, said that times have changed and, “if you don’t change with them, you get left behind.”David Adams said the idea was to achieve a “modern rustic” look for the new studio/shop.“We didn’t want to have floor that you would fall through,” Adams said, laughing. “We just wanted to have a floor that looked like you might fall through.“We wanted to embrace the past and move forward. To do that, we had to use a broad brush stroke.”David Marsh, the carpenter who made the new look old, said the biggest challenge was to create a shop that was warm and welcoming — a place where people would feel “at home” as soon as they walked through the door.“It was a lot of hard work but I think we got the look and feel Charles and his family wanted,” he said.Frances Revel agreed that the new store is exactly what it should be in today’s world.“I started coming here when Adams Nut Shop was a little tiny place,” she said. “Back then, the Adams were the kindness and most caring people that I have ever known and they are the same today. They are all extremely talented. They have used their creativity and talent in making every effort to keep a part of the treasure of the past. It could not be any better than it is.”Most of the celebration, Charles Adams was busy talking with well-wishers but, other times, he stood quietly and looked around as if he couldn’t believe what he was seeing.“We all encouraged him to build back,” David Adams said and added with a laugh that, “if he didn’t, he would drive us all crazy.”David Adams said losing the store hit the entire family hard.“I wasn’t here when it started but, it was a lot worse than I had thought,” he said.“When something that you’ve known all your life is suddenly gone, it’s hard. But, with a lot of hard work and the help of a lot of people, we’re back with a nut shop and a studio that fits the times and we are very thankful.” Almost to the day a year ago, the longstanding Adams business on Highway 231 south of Troy was totally destroyed by fire.Most of those who came to celebrate the official opening of the new business with Charles Adams and his family Thursday had some connection to the business that was started in 1953 by Sam Adams, the father of Charles Adams.“Oh, I remember on hot summer days we would drive up from Brundidge to Sam’s to get ice cold watermelon,” said Dot Laney. “They had a screened-in area with tables and they sold watermelon by the slice. When the sun hit that red watermelon meat, the sugar in the watermelon would sparkle like diamonds.” Print Article Published 11:00 pm Thursday, November 29, 2012 Skip By Jaine Treadwell Morgan Drinkard, Johnson Center Director, and Charles Adams stand next to the piece, Angel from the Ashes, which will be donated to the Center’s live auction next week.Cokes for six cents? Peanuts for a dime?You’ve gotta be kidding!But, no, the ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon at the “re-newed” Adams Nut Shop and Adams Glass Studio was a opportunity to, once again, experience the good ol’ days when a quarter was a lot of money and “Adams on the highway” was a gathering place where locals rubbed elbows with the “touristers.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Occupational health research round-up: November 2019

first_img Workers employed outside healthcare can have little motivation to get vaccinated against flu, a study has concluded Workers don’t feel vulnerable to ‘fluWorkers outside healthcare settings do not feel vulnerable to influenza and have, therefore, low motivation to vaccinate, unless they have previous experience of infection or an underlying health condition. This is the key finding of a focus-group study of local authority employees in Gloucestershire, which concludes that workplace vaccination programmes: “must proactively address workers’ beliefs and motivations to ensure their participation in ‘flu vaccination programmes.”McConalogue D et al. “Influenza and vaccination: beliefs and practices of local authority staff”, Occupational Medicine, published online 17 August 2019.Obesity increases ill health retirement riskOverweight workers have a higher risk of early ill health retirement due to a musculoskeletal (MSD) disorder or heart disease than normal weight individuals, according to this systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity increases the risk of disability retirement due to MSDs, mental disorders and cardiovascular diseases. These associations between excess body mass and ill health retirement did not differ between men and women, the authors find, concluding: “since the prevalence of obesity is increasing globally, disease burden associated with excess body mass and disability retirement consequently are projected to increase.”Shiri R et al. “Body mass index and the risk of disability retirement: a systematic review and meta-analysis”, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, published online 29 August 2019.Good habits yield wellbeing resultsDeveloping a positive habit towards physical activity can be fostered by a workplace intervention, according to this pilot study in Australia. The authors argue that few interventions that target raising physical activity in the workplace are grounded in behavioural theory, so set out to develop and pilot a six-week, habit-based intervention to increase employees’ weekly step counts. Changes in the strength of individuals’ physical activity habit and step count were assessed at one and six weeks following the intervention. Participants received regular information on 10 top tips to promote habit formation and wore pedometers during work hours. The average strength of workplace physical activity habits significantly increased from baseline to one week after the intervention finished, effects which were still observed six weeks later. However, no significant increase in step counts were observed across any of the time points.Hamilton K et al. “Habit-based workplace physical activity intervention: a pilot study”, Occupational Medicine, published online 4 September 2019.Perceived cultural support and employee healthA workplace culture with a strong emphasis on supporting employee health is associated with positive self-reported health among employees, according to this analysis of 725 employees in an insurance firm. The authors conclude that “wellbeing strategies focusing on social capital and encouraging healthy behaviors are likely to have increased effectiveness.”Kwon Y and Marzec M L. “Unpacking the associations between perceived cultural support and employee health: the approach of social capital”, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, published online 5 September 2019.Plotting work and sickness absence trajectoriesWomen workers, those with musculoskeletal disease and those whose jobs entails exposure to high levels of air pollution are more likely to experience at least one period of disability leave, according to this study of almost 50,000 employees in a large US manufacturing firm. The researchers grouped workers who shared similar trajectories of work and disability leave and then used regression models to describe the demographic, health and job-specific correlates of these trajectories.Harrati A et al. “Characterizing long-term trajectories of work and disability leave: the role of occupational exposures, health and personal demographics”, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, published online 5 September 2019.Head and neck cancers in World Trade Centre respondersFirst responders in the protective services (for example, fire and police services) attending the World Trade Center (WTC) on or after 11 September 2001 have significantly increased odds of developing head and neck cancers (HNCs), according to this case-control study. Those in non-protective services occupations who assisted at the WTC on, but not after, 11 September 2001 were also at higher risk of developing this type of cancer. The length of time spent at the sight was not significantly associated with HNCs; certain lifetime behaviours, including cigarette smoking, were however associated with a raised risk.Manderski M T B et al. “Risk factors for head and neck cancer in the World Trade Center Health Program General Responder Cohort: results from a nested case-control study”, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, published online 12 September 2019.Disclosing mental ill health at workChoosing whether or not to disclose mental illness at work is a highly-sensitive issue for those affected. On the one hand, disclosure can aid work retention but, on the other, can lead to job loss or failure to be recruited because of stigma and discrimination. This focus group study explores how employees with mental ill health, and other stakeholders such as HR professionals, perceive the advantages and disadvantages of disclosing, and the factors making for a positive experience in disclosing. Advantages included: improved relationships at work, authenticity, support in the work environment and a friendly work culture. The two main disadvantages were: discrimination and stigma. Factors influencing the decision to disclose focus on the disclosure process, workplace, financial and employee factors. On the disclosure process, stakeholders identified sub-themes: who to disclose to, the timing of disclosure, preparing to disclose, the content of the disclosure message and communication style.Brouwers E P M et al. “To disclose or not to disclose: a multi-stakeholder focus group study on mental health issues in the work environment”, Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, published online 13 August 2019.Fatigue as a predictor of effective rehabilitationSymptoms of fatigue have been shown to be associated with heightened levels of disability in patients suffering from a wide range of debilitating health and mental health conditions, but not work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This cross-sectional study of 117 individuals with MSDs evaluated a behavioural-based rehabilitation intervention. It reveals that fatigue contributes significant variance to the prediction of self-reported disability, beyond the variance accounted for by pain severity and depression. Reductions in fatigue during treatment also predicted occupational re-engagement following the end of the rehabilitation intervention. The authors conclude that: “behavioural activation interventions such as the one used in the present study might contribute to more positive occupational outcomes in work-disabled individuals who report high levels of fatigue.”Yamada K et al. “Reductions in fatigue predict occupational re-engagement in individuals with work-related musculoskeletal disorders”, Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, published online 28 August 2019. No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. 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