Five things we learnt about rugby in April

first_imgFrom box-kicks to bad weather, Paul Williams gives his thoughts on the game’s goings-on over the past month Hurricanes warning: Jordie Barrett breaks against the Chiefs (Getty Images)But that isn’t how the Kiwis approach it. And it certainly isn’t how the Hurricanes’ approached the Chiefs in the final weekend in April. In rain and a 25mph wind that would qualify as ‘wintry’, the Canes carried for nearly 550m and scored a total of 47 points. They made 15 line breaks, beat 26 defenders and turned the ball over just once in the first half.Admittedly this was against a very poor Chiefs’ team who have struggled all season. However, handling in the rain and wind can be done – the Hurricanes are proof.The difference between Kerevi and FolauThe differences between Israel Folau and Samu Kerevi on the field are obvious. One runs beautiful lines and avoids contact; the other is like a human bomb who causes chaos wherever he carries.Power play: Samu Kerevi on the attack for Queensland Reds (Getty Images)The differences don’t end there either. Even though both have made religious comments on social media, for which there have been consequences, the situations aren’t the same at all.Kerevi issued an apology for saying that he loved Jesus and then thanked him for dying on the cross. Folau stated that that certain sections of society would burn in hell. There is a big difference and it should be clear for all to see.Why are we ogling women in the crowd?Women’s rugby has developed enormously over the past decade and has become a quality spectacle in its own right and not merely an offshoot of the men’s game. But despite the gains made on the field, and in the media, we are still pointing the camera at attractive women in the crowd.Full house: Leinster fans at their European semi-final against Toulouse (Getty Images)You could understand if the shots of women were a cross-section of the crowd, but they clearly aren’t. I regularly attend live matches and it simply isn’t true that the only women in the crowd are under 25 and wearing tight tops.Maybe my middle years have made me overly PC, or perhaps it’s because I have two daughters under nine, but it’s so weird. The role of female players in the game has improved immeasurably over the past decade; maybe we should look for a similar situation for those who watch it too.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Not so super: The Chiefs lost to the Sunwolves this season (Getty Images) Drop in quality of Super Rugby in New ZealandThe standard of Super Rugby in New Zealand over the past three seasons has been fantastic. The Crusaders, Highlanders and Hurricanes were playing some of the best club rugby in the world – perhaps only matched by Leinster and Saracens. But in 2019 that hasn’t been the case and the overall standard has dropped noticeably.Barring the Crusaders, the other four teams have struggled, especially given the benchmarks that were set in 2017-18. It may be that Australian teams, who now number just four, have restocked and created better opposition. The South African franchises have also improved, and the Sunwolves have produced some remarkable performances against Kiwi opposition.But without doubt the biggest factor has been the Kiwi player exodus to Europe. It’s not even New Zealand losing current All Blacks that’s the problem; it’s the tier below that has created the skills gap.Defending champions: Sam Whitelock leads out the Crusaders (Getty Images)Super Rugby is about the squad players, not just the All Blacks. The All Blacks have their playing time managed so well during the Super Rugby season that the franchises can’t simply rely on the big stars to deliver for the whole season. It’s the ‘Jordan Taufuas’ who make Super Rugby tick and he, like many others, will be playing in Europe next season.New Zealand rugby looked like it may have been impervious to the cash from Europe and Japan but, as we have seen this season, it isn’t.Box-kicks need to be made harderNo one likes box-kicks. Supporters don’t like watching them, scrum-halves don’t like executing them and neither full-backs nor wings like catching them.Every scrum-half dreads having their trailing leg mangled as the ball goes up, every wing and full-back fears being tipped over in mid-air and every supporter risks cricking their neck as they watch the damn things going up in the air.Chief weapon: Nic White puts up a box-kick for Exeter (Getty Images)The problem is, they’re very effective and coaches love them. In a game where having possession of the ball is sometimes a negative, the box-kick provides a 50% chance of forcing the catcher into touch or, even better, causing a knock-on. But whilst the box-kick is here to stay, it doesn’t mean that we have to make them easy.The ‘ruck trains’ that we now see are ludicrous and afford the scrum-half way too much time to execute. Add to that scrum-halves being able to have multiple touches at the base of the ruck, and in some cases kicking the ball back into the breakdown, and it’s no wonder why so many teams overuse the box-kick. It needs sorting sharpish.Is rain an excuse for poor handling?There are two things that we like moaning about in the UK and Ireland: the weather and how it affects rugby. As soon as we have any rain we stop handling the ball. As soon as we have any wind, we stick the ball in the air. And as soon as the temperature drops into single figures, we totally reconfigure what we expect from northern hemisphere rugby and wait for the weather to brighten up in April and May for the finals.last_img read more

Jonny May gives update from hospital

first_imgMonday Mar 16, 2020 Jonny May gives update from hospital England winger Jonny May has provided an update on social media following surgery for a fractured cheekbone.ADVERTISEMENTThe Leicester Tigers star was forced from the field after only eight minutes during England’s victory over Wales in the Guinness Six Nations, and it was later confirmed by his club the nature of the injury and the subsequent operation.May himself recently shared a photo of himself post surgery with bruising near his left eye, alongside the caption: “It’s never good picking up an injury but I will use this as an opportunity to regenerate/sharpen up and will be doing everything I can to get back on the pitch as soon as possible.”Neither May nor Leicester have revealed exactly how long he will be sidelined for, except for an “extended period” on their website.With rugby in England and Europe expected to be suspended for the foreseeable future as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, it is unclear how much rugby the 29-year-old will actually miss through this injury, if any. Furthermore, with no relegation battle for Leicester, his absence will not be too impactful if there is to be more rugby played this season.May has not missed a Six Nations match for England since 2017, and has been ever-present in Eddie Jones’ side in recent years. His injury caused a noticeable change at Twickenham against Wales, and while Elliot Daly comfortably shifted to the wing, it was apparent how crucial May’s searing pace is to England’s kick-chase game.ADVERTISEMENTThe 56-cap back will be targeting a return to the national setup for the two-Test tour of Japan in July. With England due to only select players who have played fewer than 20 games for club and country this season, May qualifies to play, although that series is in doubt as well. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors 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

Manson Barn / SkB Architects

first_imgManson Barn / SkB ArchitectsSave this projectSaveManson Barn / SkB Architects “COPY” Houses Photographs:   Benjamin Benschneider Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Contractor: Manson Barn / SkB Architects ArchDaily United States Year:  Photographs Save this picture!© Benjamin Benschneider+ 32 Share Beazley Construction CopyHouses•Manson, United States CopyAbout this officeSkB ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMansonUnited StatesPublished on June 15, 2017Cite: “Manson Barn / SkB Architects” 15 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Products used in this ProjectFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – Tara ClassicCo Designers:Kyle Gaffney, Shannon GaffneyProject Manager / Project Architect:Russell BlazierInteriors And Furniture:Clint ZehnerArchitecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design:SkB ArchitectsInterior Design:Clint ZehnerFurniture:Clint ZehnerCity:MansonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderText description provided by the architects. What started as a need for a simple orchard barn grew into something much grander. The design for this vacation retreat, entertainment facility, and working barn balances a desire for nostalgia with contemporary requirements and stunning views. Set within twelve acres of agricultural land in central Washington state, the site offers views to Lake Chelan and the Cascade Mountain Range. Inspired by sketches developed by the clients, the 10,740-square-foot barn features a ground floor entertainment area complete with a commercial kitchen, storage for orchard equipment, a below-grade wine cellar, and second floor guest rooms and living areas. Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderSave this picture!SectionThe building is distinguished by its hybrid roof form, a roof based on traditional gambrel barn shapes yet with added elements including dormers and gull wings. The large dormers help to break down the scale of the volume, increase light into upstairs living areas, and provide ample space for guest rooms. Gull wing elements transition the building into the adjoining orchard and house ancillary shop and operations space. Large, sliding carriage doors open both ends of the building up to its setting, encouraging guests to move into the landscape and take advantage of the views. Garage doors, located under the wings, provide additional opportunities to merge inside with outside space. The exterior is clad with black-stained wood siding, applied with steel wool and vinegar; over time, the stain will soften to a silvery gray, blending the building into the adjacent landscape. “We suggested nixing the red barn for something more sympathetic to the landscape,” says designer Kyle Gaffney. “We showed them some dark barns which made it more a part of the orchard rather than an object alongside it. The carriage doors, both at the main level and “loft” level, are stained with a transparent tone and provide a contrast.”Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderInside, the main floor is essentially one large open space, suitable for parties or for storing vehicles from the owner’s classic car collection. A large kitchen, complete with a custom-designed pizza oven, balances residential materiality with commercial scale. An adjoining great room reinforces the residential feel of the space and completes the contemporary open kitchen plan which encourages mingling. Kitchen and great room open onto expansive exterior patios.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderA three-story steel staircase featuring wood treads unites the three floors of the facility; vintage apple crate panels clad the solid wall of the stairway and serve as a nod to the landscape outside. Overhead, twenty four exposed wood trusses span the interior and contribute to the quasi-industrial aesthetic. The trusses are supported by powder-coated steel brackets. The upper floor, or loft area, houses guest rooms and a shared living area which wrap the perimeter of the building in mezzanine-fashion, leaving the center open to the ground floor below. Peering over the steel railing reveals an integrally-colored, concrete and stainless steel emblem that is inset into the of the floor below. The emblem serves as the hallmark for the property and is repeated in Dutch-barn-sign fashion on the outside of the building. The master bedroom view overlooks the orchard. The basement level wine cellar is highlighted by the use of split, sanded cobblestones for flooring—once used as ballast in ships sailing to Colonial America. Cedar  sinker wood—wood pulled from the bottom of a nearly lake—was milled and turned into the sliding barn doors in the wine cellar and master bathroom.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderProject gallerySee allShow lessEast 34th St Ferry Terminal / Kennedy & Violich ArchitectureSelected ProjectsSeattle’s Space Needle to Undergo $100 Million Minimalist Renovation by Olson KundigArchitecture News Share Manufacturers: AEP Span, Dornbracht, Hansgrohe, Benjamin Moore, Chicago Faucets, Clopay, FRANKE, Grohe, Loewen, Miele, Mugnaini, Vent-a-Hood, American Range, Barnes Welding, Crystalite, Daly’s, Dineseen, One Construction, Perlick, Real Carriage Door Company, +1Strain’s Custom-1 Projects Structural Engineer: BTL Engineering Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873461/manson-barn-skb-architects Clipboard 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873461/manson-barn-skb-architects Clipboard Architects: SkB Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Giveclarity acquires Third Sector IT support and training

first_imgGiveclarity acquires Third Sector IT support and training Salesforce Registered Consulting Partner Giveclarity.org has acquired Third Sector IT’s support and training operation. It has also taken on Third Sector IT director James Browne as their new Head of Support and Training.Third Sector IT has been providing support and training to the not-for-profit sector for over six years.Andrew Harley, Giveclarity’s Managing Director, said:“providing affordable and effective support and training in the UK non-profit sector is critical for the ongoing success of Salesforce implementations. We are delighted with our new team members and our new service offerings, and are working closely with the Salesforce Foundation to ensure the training meets the needs of the sector.”London-based Giveclarity helps not-for-profits implement and maximise their use of Salesforce.com™. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 12 October 2015 | News  43 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img 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. Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Salesforce Technology Traininglast_img read more

Malcolm X was killed by the racist masters of the USA

first_imgThe following slightly edited article appeared on the front page of Workers World on Feb. 25, 1965. It was written by the editorial staff.  The bullet that stilled the voice of Brother Malcolm X came from the arsenal of imperialist white supremacy. No matter the hand that pulled the trigger, the missile was guided by the same sinister forces who assassinated Patrice Lumumba and his heroic lieutenants in the Congo.  The vicious perpetrators of the most sadistic violence against the Black People have struck again – and this time at a most vital spot. They have struck again, while their class brothers of press and radio hold up their hands and moralize about “violence” – not the violence of the assassins, but the alleged violence of their victim!The ruling class that boasts of the greatest array of violence in the history of humankind, the class that has not hesitated to use that violence on the disarmed and the helpless throughout the earth, has struck again and at one of its most important targets. Malcolm was a leader of the oppressed, one who called for self-defense against the violence of the oppressed and organized by the masses with a view to standing up against this violence.Like Lumumba, he had to be removed. The imperialists will let nothing stand in the way in their drive to rule whatever portion of the earth they can.  And the time they could do this peacefully or “democratically” – if it ever did exist — is now long past.  The government has failed to quench the fires of the Black Freedom movement with the tepid milk and water “civil rights law.” It has failed to bribe the movement’s real leaders. It has failed to beat the movement into submission — either in Alabama or in Brooklyn or Harlem. So it has taken the path of provocation, conspiracy, frame-up – and assassination.  It cannot dispose of the ideas of the most militant leaders of the oppressed, so it must try to eliminate their persons. Innate violence of the ruling class The depraved, sadistic stooges of the ruling class have been murdering the lesser-known, unsung heroes of the oppressed for centuries. But now the U.S. racist masters have gone in for murdering the leaders.The ruling class has even launched upon a program of government by assassination because its own ranks are torn by the upward thrust of the oppressed peoples.In the case of John F. Kennedy and Dag Hammarskjöld, the assassinations were directed at a so-called “moderate” wing of the oppressor class. In Malcolm’s case, it was directed at a militant wing of the oppressed class.In both cases, the racist, militarist rulers of the United States have the same aim – to divide and rule the masses and to set the country more firmly on the road to war.The Kennedy assassination revealed the extreme instability of the ruling class and its tendency to resort to the most violent solutions in its internal faction fights.  Even before this, the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld in a plane accident while he was apparently pursuing a too “mild” line in the Congo, raised strong suspicions in Europe and Africa that the CIA had really arranged his demise. But the assassination of Malcolm reveals, like the phony “Statue of Liberty bomb plot”  [1964] that far more is now afoot within the country than just a faction fight of the big bosses.  The intrigues, frame-ups, wiretaps and conspiracies against the oppressed that have become so commonplace have given way to bursts of police violence, clubbings, shootings – and assassinations.We live under such a system and are ruled by such brigands that it is inevitable that, frustrated by failure with other methods, they unleash the kind of violence Malcolm often exposed before he fell victim to it.The papers, as usual, turn everything upside down. Malcolm was fond of saying that they invariably make the criminal look like the victim and the victim appear to be the criminal. So it is with Malcolm’s own death.Every single editorial writer for the imperialist racists has managed to say in one way or another that Malcolm “died as he had lived – by violence” or that “he lived by the sword and he died by the sword,” etc.  It might almost be thought that it was Malcolm who had assassinated someone rather than the other way around. So persuasively do these highly paid agents of the racist ruling class write their obituaries.One might almost think that these meek and gentle newspapers were not absolutely foaming at the mouth over a few youngsters in Harlem last summer [in 1964].  One might almost think that they all stood up in unison to condemn Officer [Thomas] Gilligan and ask his removal from the force for his act of murderous violence against a fifteen-year-old boy [James Powell]!The hypocrisy and the lies are hard to expose. Malcolm’s murder is being covered up by the very same forces that murdered him – the racist rulers and their penmen, policemen and politicians.  But murder will out. The real murderers will be brought to justice.And Malcolm’s struggle for the line of militant self-defense of the Black People against the violence of imperialism will be vindicated, not least of all, by his own martyrdom.  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Newspaper reporter missing in Veracruz state

first_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is disturbed to learn that Noel López Olguín, a journalist based in the eastern state of Veracruz, has been missing for the past two and a half weeks. López works for the local weeklies Horizonte and Noticias de Acayucan and the daily La Verdad.Gerardo Perdomo, the head of the Veracruz State Commission for the Defence of Journalists, told the press freedom organization that no one has heard from López since 8 March, when he set off for Soteapan, a town in the south of the state, to “sort out a problem” after getting a phone call. His car was found on the road to Soteapan the next day but it contained no clues as to his whereabouts.Various sources said he was probably kidnapped by an armed group. The fact that his family and colleagues refuse to talk about his disappearance, apparently for fear of reprisals, tends to confirm this hypothesis. Time is of the essence, and Reporters Without Borders urges the Veracruz authorities to assign all possible resources to the search for López.Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Veracruz is a major transit point in the trafficking of drugs to the United States. The feared paramilitary group Los Zetas is reportedly very active in the area around Jáltipan, the town where López lives and works, which is located near Veracruz’s southern border with Oaxaca state. Abductions and murders are frequent there.This area of Veracruz would be as good a place as any to start implementing the “protection mechanisms” for journalists promised by the federal government, which were agreed on at meeting organized by the interior ministry on 3 November 2010.La Verdad reported on 25 February that two of its journalists – Fabián Antonio Santiago Hernández and his father, Margarito Santiago Pérez – had been kidnapped. They were fortunately released five hours later.Veracruz already has two missing journalists. They are Evaristo Ortega Zárate, the editor of the Colipa-based weekly Espacio, missing since 19 April 2010, and Jesús Mejía Lechuga, an employer of radio MS-Noticias in Martínez de la Torre, missing since 10 July 2003.Mexico is an extremely dangerous country for the media, with a total of 13 journalists (including López) disappeared since 2003, and a total of 69 killed since 2000. In the state of Veracruz itself, a total of seven journalists were killed between 2002 and 2009.The death toll from the offensive against drug trafficking that the federal government launched in December 2006 currently stands at about 35,000. Reporters Without Borders continues to supports the “No more blood – No + sangre” campaign launched by 10 leading cartoonists who are going to produce special cartoons for the campaign throughout the year.Cartoon: Rapé News Reports MexicoAmericas Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF_en center_img May 5, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Organisation Help by sharing this information March 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper reporter missing in Veracruz state Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state to go furtherlast_img read more

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal in GSE Profits Case

first_img Previous: Inventory and Affordability Taking a Toll on Home Sales Next: Refis Rise on Low Purchase Market Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago February 21, 2018 2,465 Views Tagged with: Fannie Mae Federal Housing Finance Agency FHFA Freddie Mac GSE Profit Sweep GSE Profits GSEs Supreme Court Fannie Mae Federal Housing Finance Agency FHFA Freddie Mac GSE Profit Sweep GSE Profits GSEs Supreme Court 2018-02-21 David Wharton Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Journal, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Sign up for DS News Daily Supreme Court Rejects Appeal in GSE Profits Case Subscribe  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago This week the United States Supreme Court rejected appeals in a case challenging the federal government’s handling of profits generated by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac since they came under government control during the 2008 financial crisis. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court justices denied appeals filed by Perry Capital LLC, Fairholme Funds, and other hedge funds and Fannie and Freddie shareholders.The dispute dates back to the government’s 2012 decision to seize Fannie and Freddie’s earnings in the wake of the financial crisis. Since January 2013, the so-called “net-worth sweep” has allowed the government to recoup the $187.5 billion in taxpayer money it spent to shore up Fannie and Freddie, sending that amount and then some back to the U.S. Treasury. It’s the “and then some” that the plaintiffs in the case take issue with.As explained by Bloomberg, “Under the original bailout terms, the Treasury received a new class of ‘senior’ preferred shares that paid a 10 percent dividend, along with warrants to acquire nearly 80 percent of the companies’ common stock.” The government revised the terms of the deal in 2012, changing things so that the government would begin receiving nearly all of the profits from the GSEs, but with no payouts when the companies suffered losses. According to the plaintiffs in the case, the government has not only recovered that original bailout amount, but some $130 billion above and beyond it—money they say does not belong to the government.Perry Capital LLC, Fairholme Funds, and other major GSE investors filed suit over the net-worth sweep in 2013, arguing that the government was dishonest about its reasons for implementing the 2012 profit sweep. In February 2017, a federal appeals court in Washington rejected the investors’ arguments, ruling that the 2008 law that created the Federal Housing Finance Agency and put the GSEs under its conservatorship was “largely insulated from legal claims,” according to Bloomberg. That ruling did allow for the plaintiffs to pursue “some contract-based claims.” With the Supreme Court’s rejection of the case, that appeals court ruling stands.David Thompson, a Cooper & Kirk attorney who represents Fairholme and other investors, said, “Although we are disappointed by the court’s order today, we remain confident that we will ultimately prevail in reversing the illegal nationalization of Fannie and Freddie.”In a June 2017 interview with Bloomberg Television, Bruce Berkowitz, Director of Fairholme Funds, Inc., speculated that the legal fight over the GSE profits “could be a 10-year process.” Home / Daily Dose / Supreme Court Rejects Appeal in GSE Profits Case The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

The Millennial Dream Home Looks Like This

first_img Tagged with: Baby Boomers dream homes Generation X Homeownership Millennials The Millennial Dream Home Looks Like This June 18, 2018 2,406 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Krista Franks Brock Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / The Millennial Dream Home Looks Like This Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Homeownership may be broadly referred to as the American Dream, but just what does that dream look for the people searching for it? Northshore Fireplace surveyed 2,000 Americans to find out what they dream of in the perfect home. “Comfortable,” “cozy,” and “spacious” were the three words survey respondents used most to describe their dream home. A majority—60 percent—prefer new construction. People prioritized “a view with peace and quiet,” as well as land and privacy, but beyond that, preferences varied by generation. Twenty percent of millennials are anxious at the thought of homeownership, which Northshore Fireplace attributes to their coming of age during the Great Recession. “Millennials came of age during the recession of 2008 and found an employment scarcity when they graduated college,” Northshore Fireplace stated with the release of its survey results. “Growing up with financial instability as the norm has an effect on future purchases, such as a 30-year mortgage.” However, about 60 percent plan to take the leap into homeownership sometime in the next five years, according to Northshore Fireplace. Millennials prefer a modern style home situated in the suburbs. Baby boomers would opt for a ranch with traditional style on the beach. Gen Xers had an ambiguous style preference: modern exterior with traditional interior. Their dream homes are in the country. The average dream home is 2,195 square feet and has 7.5 rooms, although millennials prefer about 5.67 rooms.Millennials tend to have expensive taste. While the average list price for home fitting the “dream home” criteria is $1.3 million, the average price for a millennial dream home is $1.5 million. Men also have more expensive taste in homes than women. The average list price for a man’s dream home is $1.917 million, while the average price for a woman’s dream home is $989,850. While good schools and nearby entertainment are often listed on home descriptions, these characteristics were not top priorities for survey respondents’ “dream homes.” Fifteen percent said the quality of schools in the district was important, and 11 percent said having entertainment and nightlife in close proximity was important. Northshore Fireplace noted that having entertainment and nightlife is often a consideration for city living. Perhaps because more “dream homes” are in the suburbs, this factor was less of a consideration. A majority of survey respondents believe their dream home is attainable. Sixty-four percent said they will be able to acquire their dream home during their lifetime. However, 75 percent of respondents said owning a home at all is “a lifestyle choice, not a necessity or a requirement to a ‘good life.’”Some survey respondents said they already live in their dream home. Of these, 51 percent live in the suburbs, 25 percent live in a rural area, and 24 percent live in a city. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: How Can Mortgage Professionals Promote Diversity? Next: Fighting ‘Unconstitutional Foreclosures’ in Motor City Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Baby Boomers dream homes Generation X Homeownership Millennials 2018-06-18 Krista Franks Brock Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribelast_img read more

Q3 Presents Ideal Buying Conditions for First-Time Homeowners

first_img Q3 Presents Ideal Buying Conditions for First-Time Homeowners Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Tagged with: First-time Buyers Genworth Mortgage Insurance new homeowners Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post December 16, 2020 863 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: How Housing Policy Can Advance Racial Equality Next: Attorneys Explain the CFPB’s Final Rule on Debt Collection First-time Buyers Genworth Mortgage Insurance new homeowners 2020-12-16 Cristin Espinosa Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save About Author: Phil Hallcenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 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 Home / Daily Dose / Q3 Presents Ideal Buying Conditions for First-Time Homeowners The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago First-time homebuyers were responsible for a total of 700,000 single-family home purchases during the third quarter of this year, according to new data from Genworth Mortgage Insurance. This marked a 15.7% increase from a year ago, and it also represented the greatest number of first-time homebuyers purchasing homes in 20 years and the highest level of home sales since 2006.“During the pandemic, homes have taken on new roles in people’s lives as many businesses and schools have shifted to remote operations and learning, and many social activities have shifted from locations outside the home to either online, in the backyard or outdoor spaces,” said Tian Liu, Chief Economist at Genworth Mortgage Insurance. “These added functionalities during the pandemic encouraged many Americans to become first-time homebuyers in the quarter, while historically low interest rates have made monthly mortgage payments and homes more affordable for any given level of home price.”Liu continued: “The rising housing demand also came from existing homeowners this quarter resulting in increased repeat buyer activity, as rapid and profound shifts in both work and life changed where people want to live, the kind of homes they want, and how much they want to pay.”Also helping to fuel interest, Liu added, were mortgage rates, which dropped from 3.36% in June to the record low of 3.01% in September, and credit access to low down payment mortgages. During the third quarter, 577,000 first-time homebuyers, or 82% of the first-time homebuyer market, bought their residences using a low-down-payment mortgage. Low-down payment conventional mortgages backed by private mortgage insurance financed a record 285,000 first-time homebuyers, up 34% year-over-year, while the Federal Housing Administration’s loan programs helped finance 195,000 first-time homebuyers during the quarter, an 8% year-over-year increase.The number of first-time homebuyers in the third quarter increased by 16.3% from the second quarter to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 2.55 million, the fastest pace recorded since the company began tracking this data. The third quarter got off to a speedy start with a record 244,000 first-time buyers in July – an increase by 45,000 from June – and continued in August and September at 233,000 and 223,000.“Given the strong market condition in the year so far, 2020 will likely have one of the strongest first-time homebuyer markets in history, approaching previous highs of 2.38 million in 1999 and 2.26 million in 2000,” Liu continued. “This comes after three years of strong first-time homebuyer market activity, when the number exceeded 2 million each year.”However, the third quarter gains were not universal. The new data determined that 47 states and territories reported a higher number of first-time homebuyers, with only Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii had fewer first-time homebuyers compared to one year earlier. 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 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Bereaved families visit scene of Inishowen tragedy

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Bereaved families visit scene of Inishowen tragedy Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleLast nights rioting in Derry “worst in a decade”Next articleFunerals of crash victims begin in Inishowen News Highland Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twittercenter_img News WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also By News Highland – July 14, 2010 Google+ The road between Clonmany and Buncrana , where eight men were killed in a crash on Sunday night, has reopened.The families of seven of the eight men visited the scene privately before it was reopened to the public at 10pm on Tuesday night.Some of them left flowers in memory of their loved ones.Seven young men in a black Volkswagen Passat, along with the driver of a second car, a red Toyota Corolla, were killed in the crash at around 10.40pm on Sunday Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more