Classic tries scored as Toulon go five-from-five with win over Montpellier

first_imgSaturday Sep 15, 2012 Classic tries scored as Toulon go five-from-five with win over Montpellier Toulon beat Montpellier 32-25 on Friday night in what was a thrilling French Top 14 game, and yet another win for table toppers, who now have five wins from five outings. Here is a summary of the tries, as both teams scored some classics. Toulon had led 16-0 at the break after flanker Pierrick Gunther scored one of the most dramatic tries of the season, as a lengthy passage of play ended in winger David Smith putting the loose forward away down the wing.Freddie Michalak, who sparked the breakout which led to the Gunther try, kicked 11 points and the visitors looked in control of the game, but then South African hooker Rassie van Vuuren scored for Montpellier after a lovely offload by Mamuke Gorgodze.Van Vuuren scored again a few minutes later but Toulon crossed for another lovely try, thanks to a nice finish from countryman Joe van Niekerk.Michalak finished the match with 22 points in total, but not before opposite number Francois Trinh-Duc scored for Montpellier shortly before full time. A late penalty from Eric Escande earned the hosts a losing bonus point.All the tries were of a high standard but the Gunther effort in the first half is well worth seeing.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ 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

New edition of Just About Managing? published

first_img Tagged with: Management Howard Lake | 20 January 2006 | News  23 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement The fourth edition of Sandy Adirondack’s popular practical guide to managing voluntary sector organisations has just been published.The revised new edition contains chapters that featured in previous editions such as managing meetings, managing communication and reports, managing people and their work, managing the planning process, and managing time. It also contains new chapters on managing risk and managing partnerships. The chapter on management committees/boards has been divided into one on general governance and one on legal responsibilities.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New edition of Just About Managing? published About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

U.S. Agriculture Supports Action Against EU Ban on American Beef

first_img SHARE Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleModerately Higher Gas Prices Likely Next Year Hoosier Ag Today U.S. Agriculture Supports Action Against EU Ban on American Beef SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News U.S. Agriculture Supports Action Against EU Ban on American Beef By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 23, 2016 Agriculture groups and lawmakers representing the Senate Agriculture Committee applauded a move by the U.S. Trade Representative against the European Union over discriminatory trade practices against U.S. beef imports. At the request of U.S. beef producers, the USTR office announced it would start the process of reinstating retaliatory tariffs on goods and products from the EU due to its unfair treatment of U.S. beef. In 2009, the U.S. and the EU signed a memo under which the EU agreed to create a new duty-free quota for imports of specially-produced beef to compensate the United States for losses arising from the EU’s ban on the use of hormones in beef production. Imports under the quota have grown steadily since then, and for the past two years, the entire 45,000 metric ton quota has been filled, though from countries other than the United States. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Tracy Brunner said the EU “has left us no choice but to seek compensation.”Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts said the EU practices established “non-science based barrier to trade.” Roberts said the U.S. government must act, and applauded the USTR for taking the step towards tariffs.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

US – #WeeklyAddress: July 15 – July 21: Photojournalist hit by rubber bullet in Puerto Rico protest

first_img News ERIC ROJAS / AFP Photojournalist injured by rubber bullet at Puerto Rico protest An unnamed number of journalists were caught up in a chaos of rubber bullets and tear gas during a protest against Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló July 17, the Miami Herald reported. The next day, El Nuevo Día reporter Benjamín Torres Gotay tweeted a photo of Getty Images photographer Joe Raedle, bloodied by an apparent injury from a rubber bullet. Increasingly tumultuous protests and have rocked the city since sexist and homophobic text messages between the governor and his former aides were leaked last Saturday. Salvadoran journalist released after 15 months in ICE detention Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of July 15 – July 21: June 7, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists to go further Journalists assaulted at Salt Lake City protest United StatesAmericas June 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation The United States ranks 48th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.  (Credit: Xavier Araújo) Fifteen months after he was detained by ICE, journalist Manuel Duran was released on bond July 11. Duran, who sought asylum in the United States when he started receiving death threats for his broadcast reporting in El Salvador, was first arrested by Memphis police in April 2018 while he was covering an immigration protest. When he should have been released from police custody, he was instead transferred to an ICE detention center—a move that was likely an attempt to silence his critical reporting on immigration enforcement, his attorneys said. Now out on bond, Duran is speaking on both the “cruelty” of the detention centers and the implications that his detainment has for press freedom in the United States. “In the U.S., we are made to believe that freedom of the press is valued, but I can tell you all that under the Trump administration, this isn’t true,” Duran said. The Board of Immigration Appeals reopened Duran’s asylum case on July 8 and will allow a hearing on his asylum claim moving forward. Follow the news on United Statescenter_img Receive email alerts IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… On July 18, a San Francisco judge quashed a now-infamous warrant that allowed police to search San Francisco journalist Bryan Carmody’s phone in May, thus voiding any evidence collected under the order. The judge also announced she would release the affidavit of probable cause for the warrant this Tuesday, which will reveal if police omitted key information, like Carmody’s press pass-holding status, when asking for the warrant. The warrant was one of five that authorized the information raid on the freelance reporter’s home, during which armed police handcuffed Carmody and scoured his home in search of a police report, taking at least four tablets, seven computers, 10 hard drives, a dozen phones, two cameras and reporting notebooks. News Help by sharing this information Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News Judge quashes warrant that allowed search on San Francisco journalist’s phone Photojournalist Matthew Michela and reporter Larry Curtis were assaulted by protesters while reporting on a Salt Lake City protest on July 9. The tussle began when a man approached Michela and attempted to block his camera, telling him to “turn around” and “stop filming” a scuffle between protesters and a counter-protester. When Michela wouldn’t oblige, protesters began jostling Michela’s camera while Curtis tried to shield his colleague. The man who grappled with Michela for the camera has not been identified. “We are on everybody’s side, I don’t want to be the story,” Michela said in a KUTV interview about the confrontation. July 22, 2019 – Updated on July 23, 2019 US – #WeeklyAddress: July 15 – July 21: Photojournalist hit by rubber bullet in Puerto Rico protest For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. News RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

UTPB students tackle local, global issues

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook UTPB students tackle local, global issues Facebook WhatsApp By admin – May 3, 2018 Ruth Campbell/Odessa AmericanUTPB students Evan Mitchell (left) and Campbell Terry talk before the start of Kevin Thompson’s Small Groups Communication course on Wednesday. Students tackled topical issues during the semester.975 wordsEnrichmentsBy ruth CampbellIssues like homelessness, lack of space at animal shelters and teacher shortages were tackled by Kevin Thompson’s students in his Small Groups Communication course at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin this semester.The 12 students in the class were broken up into groups throughout the semester and tasked with two projects. The first project was a global matter like Israeli-Palestinian peace or sex trafficking.There were four people in each group and there were three groups.The local projects affected the United States, Texas or the Permian Basin. Thompson, a lecturer of communications, said the students all picked an issue that impacted the Permian Basin.“Each person in each group was responsible for certain parts of the project, and throughout the project development, we talked about how to communicate well in groups, how to resolve conflict in groups; the whole nine yards,” Thompson said.Some students volunteered for nonprofits and interviewed people from the agencies they wanted to help. For the teacher shortage at Ector County Independent School District, students talked to teachers and administrators. At the humane society, they talked to the director, and for homelessness, it was an organization called Field’s Edge.“My goal is to help prepare them if they do want to follow suit with any of these. They now have the action steps to do it,” Thompson said.Thompson said some of the best projects he participated in as a college and graduate student at Texas Tech University were about community and global issues. When group projects are mentioned, Thompson said they usually prompt moans and groans.“Nobody wants to do them. … I really wanted that to not be the attitude toward it, especially having an entire class centered on that idea,” Thompson said.“When I thought back to the projects that I enjoyed and I had success with as undergrad or graduate (student), usually they were local issues, or even issues that affected certain countries or parts of the world that we cared about, or maybe was our nationality,” he added.The issues that Thompson’s students chose were ones they cared about and wanted to talk about.“I think that’s what makes part of this project so cool is from the ground up it is all organically done by students. I was just there to guide them in the right direction,” he added.The students enjoyed the course.Freshman Evan Mitchell said he went in not knowing what it was going to be like and emerged pleasantly surprised. He was part of the group working on the ECISD teacher shortage.They decided having affordable housing for teachers would help incentivize more instructors to work for the district.“I think the biggest thing that I really learned was conflict management and conflicting ideas, especially with some of our groups. We would be very open to express our different ideas for the projects. It was all about managing how to go forward as a group, even when there (were) conflicting ideas, or conflicting plans. This class it really helped show me how to manage that,” Mitchell said.What surprised him was how expensive it is to live in Odessa and Midland. Surprised?“I learned the Permian Basin alone had one fourth to one third of the oil rigs in the United States and the oil prices really determine the housing prices. Whenever there are teachers here and they don’t fit in with the oil economy, it can be difficult for them to keep up,” Mitchell said.His group’s solution was a combination of building affordable housing for teachers for the long term and marketing teacher preparation programs better. Some of the housing would be for teachers who planned to start their careers in Odessa and move on and other units would be for those here for the longer haul.“Then we have a plan to have a UTPB future Falcon scholarship. If you go through UTPB’s educational program, then you teach in Permian Basin for a certain amount of years your children can get scholarships to UTPB,” Mitchell said.Marlett Mojica, who will graduate in December, said he worked on the space issue for the local humane society.“Some of the ideas we came up with is the city can donate land that’s not being used to the Humane Society,” Mojica said.She added that the oil industry could also donate land for the shelter, which would not only help the animals but show the company as a good corporate citizen.Mojica said she liked the course because it was small and she learned that everyone can have good ideas.“Since I took this course, I’m more attentive to what people have to say instead of just giving out my opinion without listening to them first,” she added.Mariana Veloso, a junior, said her group focused on the local issue of homelessness with the idea of providing tiny homes to them.“My teammate Ayra Cirilo … pitched the idea of the homeless issue. Kevin told us about John-Mark Echols (from Field’s Edge). He’s creating a tiny home community in Midland. We took the ideas, talked to him and developed how that might work in Odessa,” Veloso said.The groups also were encouraged to give of their time in the community, so they volunteered with Echols and Breaking Bread in Midland to feed breakfast to the homeless in Midland.“That was a really heavenly experience,” Veloso said. “It was really nice to meet the people he’s going to help, to see firsthand the issue — how big it is.”Finding out how the people she met got to the point of homelessness was also eye-opening, she said.“I would love to volunteer with them again,” Veloso said. “That was just a good experience, for sure.”More Informationcenter_img Pinterest The Field’s Edge.Odessa Humane Society.UTPB Visual, Performing Arts and Communication Department. 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Valero Partners With P97 to Power Mobile Commerce

first_img HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Valero, a Fortune 50 international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and petrochemical products, is pleased to announce its partnership with P97 Networks, a leader in cloud-based mobile commerce, to deliver a new consumer experience across its 5,100 sites in the United States. The new Valero mobile app will give customers a personalized fueling experience that lets them skip the keypad, activate the pump with their smartphone, and enable secure payments for fuel, car wash, and even in-store merchandise and food across Valero’s network of stores. The Valero app, built on P97’s PetroZone mobile commerce platform, aims to revolutionize consumer’s experience at the pump and inside the store. The app will help them locate and navigate to Valero stations, pay for fuel, and receive offers and rewards for both fuel and in-store purchases. Mobile technology will enhance Valero’s ability to engage consumers through customized rewards, targeted digital offers, omni-channel messaging and even offer connected car capabilities. Mobile payment options bring consumers enhanced security, efficiency, and value. With demand for mobile ordering at an all-time high, order ahead technology is the convenience industry’s best answer to delivering a quick, contactless shopping experience. In addition to new and exciting mobile commerce capabilities, Valero’s app will be further enhanced with the P97 Order Ahead Platform. P97 is proud to bring Valero a mobile app experience where users have the ability to purchase products through their mobile device. At participating Valero locations, users can purchase products and schedule curbside pickups – all though their mobile app. The Order Ahead technology will support card-on-file and tech wallets, the latest in mobile payment options. In today’s current environment, offering customers a fast, safe and personalized way to shop is essential. Valero is committed to creating an app that significantly reduces the time to activate the pump and pay for fuel. It’s the latest way Valero is advancing the future of energy. The P97 platform reduces friction during the purchase process for consumers while increasing sale opportunities, developing brand loyalty, and reducing transaction costs. PetroZone is PCI DSS and SOC 2 Type II compliant, utilizing Microsoft Azure ® Cloud Services with multifactor authentication to protect sensitive cardholder data. “At P97, we use technology to elevate the entire customer experience,” Donald Frieden, founder and CEO of P97 said. “It’s putting the convenience back in convenience store and we are confident that these new capabilities will improve fueling experiences at the pump.” About Valero Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries (collectively, “Valero”), is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and petrochemical products. Valero is a Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, Texas, and it operates 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.2 million barrels per day and 13 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.68 billion gallons per year. The petroleum refineries are located in the United States (U.S.), Canada and the United Kingdom (U.K.), and the ethanol plants are located in the Midcontinent region of the U.S. Valero also is a joint venture partner in Diamond Green Diesel, which operates a renewable diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana. Diamond Green Diesel is North America’s largest biomass-based diesel plant. Valero sells its products in the wholesale rack or bulk markets in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland and Latin America. Approximately 7,000 outlets carry Valero’s brand names. Please visit www.valero.com for more information. About P97 P97 Networks provides secure, cloud-based mobile commerce, in-vehicle payments, and digital marketing solutions for the convenience retail, fuel, and vehicle manufacturing industries under the brand name PetroZone®. P97’s mCommerce solutions enhance the ability to attract, engage, and retain customers by securely connecting millions of individual mobile phones and connected cars with merchants using identity, geolocation-based software that creates a unique mobile consumer experience. For more information, visit www.p97.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005016/en/ CONTACT: P97 Press Contact Tracy DeJarnett P97 Networks, Inc. 713-294-9888 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING FOOD/BEVERAGE TRUCKING MANUFACTURING RETAIL TRANSPORT AUTOMOTIVE CONVENIENCE STORE INTERNET TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS OIL/GAS RESTAURANT/BAR PUBLIC RELATIONS/INVESTOR RELATIONS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ENERGY COMMUNICATIONS GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE SOURCE: P97 Networks Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 08:45 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 08:45 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005016/en WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Valero Partners With P97 to Power Mobile Commerce Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Previous articlePowered by Everbridge Statewide Deployment, West Virginia Leads Nation with Nearly 100% of First Round Doses of Vaccine AdministeredNext articleAlaska Communications Expands Broadband to Underserved Locations in Rural Alaska Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Fifth man arrested in connection to robbery at gunpoint

first_imgLocal News WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Fifth man arrested in connection to robbery at gunpoint Facebook Phoenix Granado  A 21-year-old man was arrested Friday after he was reportedly involved with four male teenagers that robbed another teenager of his money and vehicle at gunpoint on April 15. Phoenix Granado was charged April 24 with four counts of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. He also charged Friday with unlawful delivery of manufacturing with intent to simulate a controlled substance, a state jail felony. Granado also violated his parole. The other four individuals arrested in connection to the aggravated robbery were 18-year-old Reynaldo Rodriguez III, 17-year-old Devin Delao, 18-year-old Andrew Templeton and 18-year-old Martin Fierro Jr. Reynaldo Rodriguez was arrested on April 16, while Delao, Templeton and Fierro were each arrested on April 15. Officers were dispatched to the intersection of W. Third Street and North County Road West in reference to the aggravated robbery, an Odessa Police Department affidavit detailed. The victim, 17-year-old Jonathan Rodriguez, stated four vehicles blocked him in and several teens jumped out of the vehicles, pulled him out of his vehicle at gunpoint, took his money and keys and left the scene in his vehicle. Jonathan Rodriguez stated one of the people during the robbery had tattoos on both hands as well as the word “blessed” on his forearm and a tattoo under his right eye of a cross, the affidavit stated. Officers recognized the description of the person with the tattoos as Granado due to prior dealings with him, the affidavit detailed. Granado was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. None of his bonds have been set as he hasn’t been magistrated yet, jail records show. Reynaldo Rodriguez, Delao, Templeton and Fierro are each still in custody as of Friday afternoon. WhatsAppcenter_img TAGS  Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Previous articleCOLLEGE SOFTBALL: Lady Wranglers splitNext article050419_Butterfly_release_JF_07 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Why Homeownership Rates Lag in LGBT Communities

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Despite a strong interest in owning their own home, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community fall behind the general population in terms of actual homeownership rates, according to a research published by Freddie Mac on Monday.For the study, Freddie Mac conducted a survey among 2,313 LGBT community members in the age group of 22 to 72 years, living in the United States. Through this survey, the study revealed that 49 percent of LGBT households were likely to own a home. This is considerably lower than the current national homeownership rate of 64.3 percent, Freddie Mac said in the research.”We fielded this survey to get a better understanding of the current challenges facing the LGBT community, as well as their current housing choices, preferences, experiences, and aspirations,” said Danny Gardner, SVP of affordable lending and access to credit at Freddie Mac.It also found that gay men and lesbians were most likely to own a home with 52 percent of respondents in this segment replying yes to owning a home, while LGBT African-Americans (30 percent) and LGBT millennials (23 percent) were the least likely to be homeowners.Despite these odds, the survey indicated that the overall LGBT community had positive attitudes about homeownership, with three-quarters of LGBT renters agreeing that owning a home was a good financial investment and 72 percent of renters wanting to own a home in the future.According to Freddie Mac, one of the reasons for the lower homeownership rates in the LGBT community can be put down to their tendency to relocate more frequently, with 67 percent of the respondents saying that they did not live in the same area in which they grew up.”What we found was that several factors—including increased mobility, lower marriage and a tendency to live in high-cost urban areas, and fears of discrimination—may be contributing to these lower homeownership rates,” Glover said.The survey also found that more people in the LGBT community seek LGBT-friendly neighborhoods and apart from that, they cited price and safety as the most important factors when deciding where to live.Some of the other factors that were affecting homeownership rates for this community are similar to those being faced by the general population too. The survey revealed that like the general population, over half of the LGBT renters said that they either didn’t know how much was needed for a down payment on a home or thought it was more than 20 percent.“Unfortunately, the rising cost of renting and buying combined with misunderstandings about down payments are slowing homeownership rates among the LGBT community even further,” said Gardner. “That is why as an industry—lenders, appraisers, agents, homebuilders, and Freddie Mac must understand LGBT housing needs, recognize their challenges, and educate them on the buying process.” Why Homeownership Rates Lag in LGBT Communities Previous: First-Time Buyers Take On Higher Default Risk Next: What Ended the Decade-Long Rental Surge community Freddie Mac Homeownership LGBT Owners Relocate Renters 2018-10-01 Radhika Ojha Tagged with: community Freddie Mac Homeownership LGBT Owners Relocate Renters in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago 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. center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago October 1, 2018 1,135 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Why Homeownership Rates Lag in LGBT Communities Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Subscribelast_img read more

‘Good Time to Sell’ Sentiment Climbing

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago ‘Good Time to Sell’ Sentiment Climbing About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / ‘Good Time to Sell’ Sentiment Climbing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save October 7, 2020 1,134 Views Related Articles Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) increased 3.5 points in September to 81.0. That’s the second consecutive month of increase, showing a rebound from late spring continuing. Three of six HPSI components increased month-over-month, and consumers reported a “substantially more optimistic view of home-selling conditions, expected home price growth, and the labor market, but a more pessimistic view of homebuying conditions and mortgage rate expectations.”Year over year, the HPSI is down 10.5 points.“The HPSI has recovered more than half of the early pandemic-period decline, mirroring the strong home purchase activity of the past few months,” said Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae’s SVP and Chief Economist. “Consumers’ home price expectations were up strongly this month, with high home prices playing an increasingly—though unsurprisingly— important role in driving both the increase in ‘good time to sell’ sentiment and the decline in ‘good time to buy’ sentiment. Going forward, we believe the wild card to be whether enough sellers enter the market to continue to meet the strong homebuying demand. The home purchase market requires the proper mix of home price growth and continued economic recovery to achieve sustainable levels of housing activity.”The HPSI is composite index designed to track consumers’ housing-related attitudes, intentions, and perceptions. Here is a summary of responses to six questions fromthe National Housing Survey, according to Fannie.The percentage of respondents who say it is a good time to buy a home decreased from 59% to 54%, while the percentage who say it is a bad time to buy increased from 35% to 38%. So, the net share of Americans who say it is a good time to buy decreased 8 percentage points.The percentage of respondents who say it is a good time to sell a home increased from 48% to 56%, while the percentage who say it’s a bad time to sell decreased from 44% to 38%. As a result, the net share of those who say it is a good time to sell increased 14 percentage points.The percentage of respondents who say home prices will go up in the next 12 months increased this month from 33% to 41%, while the percentage who said home prices will go down decreased from 26% to 17%. The share who think home prices will stay the same was unchanged at 34%. As a result, the net share of Americans who say home prices will go up increased 17 percentage points.The percentage of respondents who say mortgage rates will go down in the next 12 months decreased this month from 17% to 11%, while the percentage who expect mortgage rates to go up increased from 33% to 38%. The share who think mortgage rates will stay the same decreased from 45% to 44%. As a result, the net share of Americans who say mortgage rates will go down over the next 12 months decreased 11 percentage points.The percentage of respondents who say they are not concerned about losing their job in the next 12 months increased from 78% to 83%, while the percentage who say they are concerned decreased from 22% to 16%. As a result, the net share of Americans who say they are not concerned about losing their job increased 11 percentage points.The percentage of respondents who say their household income is significantly higher than it was 12 months ago decreased from 25% to 24%, while the percentage who say their household income is significantly lower increased from 16% to 17%. The percentage who say their household income is about the same remained unchanged at 59%. As a result, the net share of those who say their household income is significantly higher than it was 12 months ago decreased 2 percentage points.Read the full research report for information related to methodology and further findings. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago 2020-10-07 Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others.  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: How Pre-Election ‘Stress and Uncertainty’ Might Influence the Housing Market Next: Outreach Could Help 400,000 ‘Needlessly Delinquent’ Borrowerslast_img read more

Most Provisions Of Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020, Come Into Force

first_imgNews UpdatesMost Provisions Of Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020, Come Into Force LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Dec 2020 9:16 AMShare This – xMost of the provisions of Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020 has come into force with effect from 21st December 2020.The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued notification in the Official Gazette in this regard on Tuesday (22nd December).The amendment was passed by the Parliament on September 22, 2020 to decriminalize minor procedural or technical lapses under the Companies Act, 2013, into…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginMost of the provisions of Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020 has come into force with effect from 21st December 2020.The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued notification in the Official Gazette in this regard on Tuesday (22nd December).The amendment was passed by the Parliament on September 22, 2020 to decriminalize minor procedural or technical lapses under the Companies Act, 2013, into civil wrong. The amendment included (1) Decriminalization of offences in case of defaults which can be determined objectively and which otherwise lack any element of fraud or do not involve larger public interest; (2) Empowerment of Central Government to de-list certain class of companies, in consultation with SEBI, primarily for listing of debt securities; (3) Incorporation of a new Chapter XXIA in the 2013 Act to govern Producer Companies (earlier governed by the 1956 Act; (4) Setting up of new NCLAT Benches.The following provisions of the Amendment Act has come into force as of now: 1. Section 1;2. Section 3; 3. Sections 6 to 10 (both inclusive); 4. Sections 12 to 17 (both inclusive); 5. Clauses (a) and (b) of section 18; 6. Sections 19 to 21 (both inclusive); 7. Clause (i) of section 22; 8. Section 24; 9. Section 26; 10. Sections 28 to 31 (both inclusive); 11. Sections 33 to 39 (both inclusive); 12. Sections 41 to 44 (both inclusive); 13. Sections 46 to 51 (both inclusive); 14. Section 54; 15. Section 57; 16. Section 61; and 17. Section 63. Click here to Read/Download NotificationRead Notification  Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more