Category: vgrjhgsc

WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING

first_img whatsapp WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING THE TIMESWHITE-COLLAR CRIME FIGHTERS FACE ANOTHER BATTLEA political showdown is looming after it emerged that the Home Office intends to reopen a debate about the future of the Financial Services Authority’s enforcement division. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, will look again at stripping the City watchdog of responsibility for pursuing crimes.MADOFF FAMILY ‘PROBABLY KNEW NOTHING OF GIANT PONZI FRAUD’Bernard Madoff’s wife and sons were unfairly pilloried by the media after his arrest in December 2008, even though it was highly unlikely that they knew he was running a huge Ponzi scheme, a book claims. Diana Henriques suggests in The Wizard of Lies that the late billionaire philanthropist Jeffry Picower may well have suspected that Madoff was a fraudster.The Daily TelegraphGULF KEYSTONE DENIES PAYING FOR CLIENTS TO ATTEND STRIP CLUBSGulf Keystone Petroleum has denied that it paid for clients to attend strip clubs – after its chief executive gave evidence in a US court that adult entertainment was “reimbursable”. Shares in the London-listed oil explorer, which is one of Aim’s biggest companies, fell two per cent yesterday, following reports that its chief executive, Todd Kozel, had seen $100m (£61m) of shares frozen in a divorce battle.SONY WARNS PLAYSTATION USERS OVER HACKERSPlayStation users have been warned their sensitive personal details may have been stolen after Sony admitted hackers breached a system used by 3m Britons. PlayStation Network members have also endured a week without online gaming access.WALL STREET JOURNALGULF KEYSTONE DENIES PAYING FOR CLIENTS TO ATTEND STRIP CLUBSGulf Keystone Petroleum has denied that it paid for clients to attend strip clubs – after its chief executive gave evidence in a US court that adult entertainment was “reimbursable”. Shares in the London-listed oil explorer, which is one of Aim’s biggest companies, fell two per cent yesterday, following reports that its chief executive, Todd Kozel, had seen $100m (£61m) of shares frozen in a divorce battle.SONY WARNS PLAYSTATION USERS OVER HACKERSPlayStation users have been warned their sensitive personal details may have been stolen after Sony admitted hackers breached a system used by 3m Britons. PlayStation Network members have also endured a week without online gaming access. Tuesday 26 April 2011 8:58 pm KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img Share FINANCIAL TIMESEUROPE TELECOM GROUPS TARGET GOOGLELeading European telecoms companies want to levy significant charges on Google and other online content providers through an overhaul of the regime governing how data travel over the internet. Operators in Europe complain that they are contending with an explosion of data on their networks, much of which comes from US sites such as Google’s YouTube video service.WADHWANI JOINS CAXTON IN HEDGE FUND ACQUISITIONCaxton Associates, the US hedge fund, has acquired a significant stake in a London hedge fund run by one of Britain’s foremost economists. Wadhwani Asset Management, set up by Sushil Wadhwani, a former member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee and lecturer at the London School of Economics, is to enter into a strategic partnership with Caxton, the Financial Times has learnt.ECONOMY ROUGHLY IN RIGHT PLACE, SAYS OSBORNEGeorge Osborne, chancellor, has warned the cabinet that the British economy is still facing difficulties but was “roughly in the right place”, ahead of the publication today of economic data. Osborne gave his briefing minutes after being given a preview of official figures for gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2011 – the crucial measure of how well the economy has bounced back. CHINESE ELITE FACES CURBS ON US VISASThe US government may make it more difficult for China’s ruling elite and their families to receive visas following a series of diplomatic snubs by the Chinese government, according to US officials. Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com last_img read more

Start reading WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING

United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) 2005 Annual Report

first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2005 annual report.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Start reading United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) 2005 Annual Report

My 3 top FTSE 100 shares for extra dividend income!

first_imgMy 3 top FTSE 100 shares for extra dividend income! Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now Cliff D’Arcy | Friday, 11th June, 2021 | More on: BATS GSK LGEN The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Cliffdarcy owns shares of GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. On Tuesday, I wrote about my love of dividends: the regular cash payments paid by some companies to shareholders. Over the years, this passive income has really built up, contributing tens of thousands of pounds each year to my family portfolio. But most London-listed stocks don’t pay dividends. What’s more, just 10 FTSE 100 companies accounted for over half (54%) of all dividends in 2020, according to investment group A J Bell.As a dividend-loving investor, I’m always seeking high-yielding shares to add to my family portfolio. For me, one good place to look for chunky dividends is in the FTSE 100, where I see plenty of hidden value. Here are three Footsie dividend dynamos that I’d consider buying for their generous passive income.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…FTSE 100 stock #1: BATS (7.6%)British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS) is the world’s largest cigarette manufacturer. This makes BATS a stock for ethical and socially responsible investors to avoid. But BATS has been a FTSE 100 dividend darling for decades. The business — founded 119 years ago in 1902 — had global sales of £25.8bn in 2020. These huge revenues generate enormous cash flows, much of which is returned to shareholders as cash dividends. At Thursday’s closing price of 2,818.5p, BATS is valued at £64.6bn, making it a FTSE 100 super-heavyweight. At this level, BATS shares trade on a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.3 and an earnings yield of 9.7%. The dividend yield of nearly 7.6% a year is among the five highest yields in the Footsie. That’s why I regard this smoking stock as a top investment for income-seekers like me, although I don’t own BATS yet.Income share #2: LGEN (6.4%)Having worked in the insurance industry for 15 years, Legal & General Group (LSE: LGEN) is one British business I’ve grown to admire. As a household name founded in 1836, almost everyone in the UK knows of this leading provider of life assurance, savings, and investments. Today, L&G manages over a trillion pounds of wealth for more than 10m customers. In short, L&G is a class act in its sector — but it also faces intense competitive pressure from massive global rivals. On Thursday, L&G shares closed at 273.5p, valuing the group at £16.4bn — a FTSE 100 middleweight. Currently, this stock trades on a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.1 and an earnings yield of 7.6%. L&G’s dividend yield of 6.4% a year is among the top 10 in the Footsie. It’s pretty rare that I get such a high cash yield from such a solid business, which is why L&G is on my buy list for passive income.High-yield stock #3: GSK (5.7%)My third stock is pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK). This FTSE 100 share has jumped +17.3% from its 26 February low — good news for me as a GSK shareholder. I’ve held onto them for decades as the price has zigzagged between £10 and £20 since 2000. My loyalty comes simply because this global healthcare Goliath has paid an 80p-a-share dividend for the past five years. At Thursday’s closing price of 1,396.6p, this translates into a dividend yield above 5.7% a year. This £69.5bn FTSE 100 titan’s shares currently trade on a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.2 and an earnings yield of 7.6%. The next quarterly dividend of 19p is due to be paid on 8 July to shareholders as at 20 May. For now, I’ll keep holding this stock, although GSK plans to cut its dividend in 2021/22. However, if the coming cut is more than, say, 25%-30%, then I might finally sell and move on. We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Cliff D’Arcylast_img read more

Start reading My 3 top FTSE 100 shares for extra dividend income!

Horoscope: February 4, 2021

first_img + posts Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Linkedin ReddIt printA baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Scorpio.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021:Unconventional, sincere and highly effective, you have your own original way of doing things. This unique approach wins you admirers this year as you finally complete a very successful project. If single, you get bored easily, so it’s difficult to find someone who will hold your attention. This you do in 2022. If attached, acceptance of conflicting attitudes and priorities is a must. LIBRA, fitting in more, balances you out.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★Today heightens analytical skills. You’ll enjoy deeper insight into the motivations and needs of others. There’s a deepening awareness of the afterlife and a sense of unity with loved ones who have passed on. Tonight: You’ll be reflective and draw on past experiences.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★★A loved one blossoms with a new beauty or talent. This brings you joy. Legal matters are concluded. You discover how to rise above jealousy or insecurity to bring a more transcendent and supportive quality to love. Tonight: You express your feelings with special eloquence.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★Today’s a wonderful time to toss out debris, to get neat and organized. Minimize stress with efficiency. Other people need time to discuss ideas and views. Patience and listening bring you rewards. Tonight: Postpone decisions about love. You’ll go through a change of heart.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★Concentrate with delicate tasks or if using tools or machines. Check to see what commitments others have made for you. Be cautious about devoting precious time and energy to a lost cause, or you could create futile pain for yourself. Tonight: Relax.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★Make the most of your inherited traits and early teachings. You will feel a sense of hope and encouragement. Insights are revealing. Your optimistic, confident use of words will draw others to you. Tonight: A family discussion over dinner is eye-opening.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★It’s a good time for emails, calls and dealings with the media. It’s not the time to procrastinate. Protect the reputation you’ve worked hard to establish. Peer pressure is strong. Keep good company. Tonight: Resist the temptation to gossip, as your words will be repeated.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★Don’t try to force your values on those who aren’t receptive today. Associates are rather conservative. Comparison shop for the best prices when making purchases. Favors you perform now will be returned later. Tonight: Make kind, generous gestures toward those less fortunate.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★Your own mind-set creates much of what is happening. Notes of humor and lightness are more effective with associates than an overbearing or severe manner. If you sense you’re overbearing or expecting too much, pull back. Tonight: Awakening to new values and philosophies.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★Today gives you a flair for strategy and subtle action, and finds you unusually introspective. You’re able to cherish your secrets and privacy. Those closest to you will know only what you want to reveal. Tonight: A favorable time to work with affirmations and visualization.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★Today adds to your charm and popularity and is a good time to develop nurturing friendships. You’ll be responsive to peer pressure, especially from those in pursuit of all kinds of pleasure. Tonight: Enjoy yourself, but do keep your goals and priorities in sight.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★You are motivated and enthused at work, but diplomacy and patience are a must to assure success. Separate family and personal issues from professional responsibilities. You will feel ambitious and competitive. Tonight: Reach out to an elderly family member.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★★You’ll feel vital and creative today. Your appearance improves, lending strength to your self-esteem. This results in good fortune that affects your personal life as well as your professional status. Ask others for help and express your love openly. Tonight: You will meet with deep and loving acceptance.Born today: Aviator Charles Lindbergh (1902), activist Rosa Parks (1913), writer Betty Friedan (1921) Facebook ReddIt Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Previous articleThe Skiff: Feb. 4, 2021Next articleWhat we’re reading: 100 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene removed from committees Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin Horoscope: April 28, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Twitter Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Tamia Banks Facebook Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021last_img read more

Start reading Horoscope: February 4, 2021

Fatal shooting of cameraman in Brazil raises questions about journalists’ safety

first_img Gelson Domingos da Silva, a cameraman with the radio and TV group Rede Bandeirantes, home of the television station of the same name, was fatally wounded yesterday while he was covering a police operation in the Antares favela, in the west of Rio de Janeiro. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies BrazilAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more News News to go further Receive email alerts RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reports Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Since the beginning of this year, five journalists have been killed in Brazil, as a direct or probable result of their profession.“We express our sincerest condolences to the family and colleagues of Gelson Domingos, whose death reminds us that the most dangerous places for journalists are not necessarily in those countries where war has been declared,” Reporters Without Borders said.“The questions raised by this tragedy are directed as much to the media themselves as to the authorities, in particular the degree of protection afforded to journalists covering this type of operation,” the press freedom organization added.“Fundamentally, the problem arises of media interest and its consequences in dramatic police operations, which are increasingly frequent in Brazil with the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games on the horizon.“Security policy feeds on media coverage and this dependence is fraught with risks for journalists working in the favelas, where some of them also live. The security of all concerned – journalists, witnesses and residents – takes priority over a results-based culture or a drive for image.”The deployment of 80 crack military policemen, primarily the noted Special Operations Battalion, led to a fierce exchange of gunfire with drug traffickers in the Antares favela yesterday. Security forces said nine alleged gang members had been arrested and four killed, and a large quantity of drugs and weapons seized.Domingos, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest, was fatally shot in the chest. The 46-year-old cameraman had three children and two grandchildren. “We hope an inquiry will establish as soon as possible who fired the fatal shot,” Reporters Without Borders said.“In common with organizations such as the Rio journalists’ union, we hope that lessons will be learned from this tragedy and a genuine debate is held on the professional risks and the coverage of organised crime,” the organization concluded. RSF_en Help by sharing this information April 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Brazil News November 7, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fatal shooting of cameraman in Brazil raises questions about journalists’ safety Organisation BrazilAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Start reading Fatal shooting of cameraman in Brazil raises questions about journalists’ safety

Judge Upholds $1.5 Billion Claim against Wells Fargo

first_img Judge Upholds $1.5 Billion Claim against Wells Fargo  Print This Post Share Save Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Survey Finds a Lack of Savings for Many Americans Next: Associa Hires New Director of Corporate Communications Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago April 10, 2014 753 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News, Secondary Market Subscribe Tagged with: Fortis Securities Mortgage-Backed Securities Securities Fraud Wells Fargo Securities Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Judge Upholds $1.5 Billion Claim against Wells Fargo Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Fortis Securities Mortgage-Backed Securities Securities Fraud Wells Fargo Securities 2014-04-10 Colin Robins The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago A lawsuit filed by European bank LBBW Luxemburg S.A. over an alleged $1.5 billion subprime mortgage-backed securities (MBS) fraud scheme was upheld by a federal judge, who denied the bank’s motions to dismiss. U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken let stand charges of fraud, breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, and constructive fraud against Wells Fargo Securities LLC and Fortis Securities LLC.”This was a significant ruling in a massive fraud case where the sellers greedily squeezed money from investors despite knowing the underlying securities were riskier than represented and not even worth the price,” said David Warden of the Houston-based law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. (AZA).The lawsuit references a 2006 deal, in which Wells Fargo Securities sold $40 million of what it claimed were highly rated securities to LBBW. The bank alleges that Wells Fargo overvalued the securities, making them riskier than promised. In total, LBBW claims that $1.5 billion in securities—sold to the bank and other customers—were misrepresented.After the sale, the securities were subsequently collateralized by subprime residential mortgages, and defaulted within a year.Allegedly, the two companies affected not only LBBW, but also the employee pension fund for the Zuni Indian tribe, which according to the bank, led to the discovery of the fraudulent activity.LBBW’s attorneys argue the alleged fraud was masked by the beginning of the economic crisis in 2007, and was only discovered later after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) began administrative proceedings related to a $5.5 million investment made by the Zuni tribe’s employee fund. Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Colin Robinslast_img read more

Start reading Judge Upholds $1.5 Billion Claim against Wells Fargo

Housing Starts Hit 15-Year Peak in March

first_img Building Permits Construction Doug Duncan Fannie Mae George Ratiu LendingTree NAHB Housing Market Index Realtor.com tendayi kapfidze U.S. Census Bureau U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) 2021-04-16 Eric C. Peck Housing Starts Hit 15-Year Peak in March Share Save Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Making up for the lack of U.S. housing inventory, builders nationwide got to work in March, as the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) announced that housing starts rose 19.4% month-over-month in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.74 million, the highest number of housing starts since 2006.March’s housing starts were 37% above March 2020’s rate of 1,269,000. Single-family housing starts in March hit the 1,238,000 mark, 15.3% above the revised February figure of 1,074,000. The March rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 477,000.The severe winter weather that hit Texas and parts of the Northeast slowed residential construction in February, as the thaw in March allowed builders to get back on track, with continued strong buyer demand, despite rising lumber prices and supply chain issues.”Compared to March of 2020, housing starts were up by 37%, illustrating just how much the economy has improved in the face of COVID-19,” said LendingTree Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze. “The significant improvement over February was a recovery from weather-constrained activity. Shortages in raw material, like lumber, are still presenting headwinds for builders. Overall, March’s new construction numbers are a positive indicator for both the housing market and the economy as a whole, especially compared to last year. While the threat of COVID-19 has not totally gone away, its impact on home building has significantly lessened. Going forward, rising lumber costs will likely continue to be a problem for builders, which is somewhat of a concern. Nonetheless, high demand for new homes should offset these rising material costs.”Building permits in March were at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1,766,000, 2.7% above the revised February rate of 1,720,000, and 30.2% above the March 2020 rate of 1,356,000. Single-family authorizations in March were at a rate of 1,199,000, 4.6% above the revised February figure of 1,146,000.“While housing demand is expected to remain strong, we expect it to diminish somewhat as the year progresses due to the waning effect of the COVID-19 disruption to homebuyers’ purchasing timelines,” said Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae Chief Economist. “Furthermore, homebuilders continue to face supply constraints, including increasing prices of lumber and other materials. For now, however, the extremely tight supply of existing homes for sale and an elevated level of new homes sold, but not yet constructed, will help bolster a strong construction pace moving into the spring buying season.”Also in March, privately-owned housing completions were at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1,580,000, 16.6% above the revised February estimate of 1,355,000, and 23.4% above the March 2020 rate of 1,280,000. Single-family housing completions in March were at a rate of 1,099,000, 5.3% above February’s rate of 1,044,000.“With the inventory of existing homes near historic lows and consumers seeking larger homes with updated features and technology, new homes have moved up in priority on many buyers’ wish lists,” said realtor.com Senior Economist George Ratiu. “The NAHB Housing Market Index has spent the past four months near four-decade highs, as home builders respond to the unseasonably high demand, and work to overcome the gap brought about by last year’s lockdowns. With the cost of lumber reaching new highs, however, the higher costs are being passed on to consumers. While new construction is a critical component in rebalancing the current dynamics, lack of affordability will continue to weigh on the housing market for the remainder of 2021.” The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 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: The Week Ahead: An Eye on the Rural Rebuild Next: Storms, Holidays, and COVID-19 Shaped March Housing Metrics About Author: Eric C. Peck Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img April 16, 2021 5,685 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com.  Print This Post Tagged with: Building Permits Construction Doug Duncan Fannie Mae George Ratiu LendingTree NAHB Housing Market Index Realtor.com tendayi kapfidze U.S. Census Bureau U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Housing Starts Hit 15-Year Peak in March in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News Subscribelast_img read more

Start reading Housing Starts Hit 15-Year Peak in March

Voting underway in Co Donegal in two referendums

first_img Google+ Homepage BannerNews Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleFour teenage boys hospitalised in Derry after taking unknown substanceNext articleNew strategy aimed at supporting older people being launched in Donegal admin WhatsApp Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By admin – May 22, 2015 Pinterest Voting’s underway in the same sex marriage and presidential age referendums.Polls will remain open until 10 o’clock tonight and counting will take place tomorrow.122,827 people have a right to vote in the two referendums in Co Donegal.When they go to the polls they’ll get two ballot papers – a white one for the marriage referendum, a green one for the Presidential age.You vote by placing an X in the box beside YES or NO on each ballot paper.Voters are warned that writing anything else on the ballot paper could have it deemed a spoiled ballot paper.You are also warned that taking selfies or photographs inside the polling station, including of your ballot papers is against the law, as is the wearing or carrying of any campaign material.Meanwhile turnout on Donegals five islands; Arranmore, Tory, Gola, Innisboffin, and Inishfree was said to be low yesterday.On Arranmore island the two polling stations were said to be “very quiet” throughout the day.And on Gola, where many of the 24 registered voters are seasonal residents, a total of five cast their ballots.Today polling stations will close at 10pm tonight, the ballot boxes will be sealed, transported and stored securely before counting gets underway at 9 tomorrow morning. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Twitter Voting underway in Co Donegal in two referendums Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Start reading Voting underway in Co Donegal in two referendums

Gardai detect a number of motorists exceeding speed limit in Donegal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook By News Highland – October 20, 2017 Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Gardai detect a number of motorists exceeding speed limit in Donegal Previous article‘A momentous day’ as Pramerica official opens state-of-the-art campusNext articleMayor of DC&SDC has refused to meet Prince Charles today News Highland Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme As national Slow Down day continues, Gardai have released details of a number of detentions already made today in Donegal.A vehicle doing 119km/h was detected in a 100km/h zone on the N13 at Lisfannon, Bridge End.Another motorist was found traveling at 125 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the R238 at Drumskellan Muff with another motorist detected traveling at 116 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N14 at Mulnagung Lifford, Donegal. Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApplast_img read more

Start reading Gardai detect a number of motorists exceeding speed limit in Donegal

The environmental tolerances and behavioural ecology of the sub-Antarctic beach-hopper “Orchestia” scutigerula Dana (Crustacea: Amphipoda) from Husvik, South Georgia

first_img“Orchestia” scutigerula Dana (Amphipoda: Talitridae) was found beneath supralittoral stones at Kanin Point, S. Georgia. Microhabitat temperatures recorded over 6 summer weeks varied widely (hourly, diurnally, weekly), especially under stones highest upshore. In air, “O.” scutigerula tolerated temperatures between −2 and 19 °C. Temperatures between 19 and 28 °C were survivable only in fully saturated air. In water, a temperature of 19 °C was tolerated for 6 h. The locomotory behaviour (walking) of amphipods for 3 h underwater was the same in distilled water as seawater. After 6 h in distilled water, amphipods exhibited distress, and after 7 h most were incapable of walking. “O.” scutigerula is a strong hyper/hypo-osmoregulator during short-term exposure to a wide range of salinities. All individuals tested survived any combination of salinity and temperature between 5 and 34‰ and 2 and 12 °C. Amphipods chose, (a) shaded conditions both in air or in water, (b) moist to dry gravel, and (c) moist gravel to moist sand. They did not burrow into moist sand, even though markedly thigmokinetic. In uniform, featureless containers amphipods were quiescent during the day, clumping together. At night such clumps dispersed and exploratory activity increased. Swimming was never observed, and when out of water these talitrids hopped rarely. Tussock grass and macroalgal debris dominated their gut contents in situ, with terrestrial plant debris increasing in prominence in amphipods from higher upshore. Feeding trials revealed high consumption of rotting tussock grass debris and green algae (Ulothrix, Ulva). Soft materials were consumed preferentially. Rate of passage of food through the gut was very variable, both within and between individuals. Underwater, “O.” scutigerula fed at half the rate in air. Food preferences of individuals sometimes switched between equally available foods over time. Fecundity is linearly related to female body length. Eggs more than double in volume during development.last_img read more

Start reading The environmental tolerances and behavioural ecology of the sub-Antarctic beach-hopper “Orchestia” scutigerula Dana (Crustacea: Amphipoda) from Husvik, South Georgia