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UK economy returns to growth

first_img The UK economy grew by 0.5 per cent in the first three months of the year.The Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) figures show a recovery from the 0.5 per cent contraction recorded for the last three months of 2010. whatsapp Wednesday 27 April 2011 4:39 am John Dunne Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.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.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com UK economy returns to growth Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Saga’s share price is down 70% in 2020. Is now the time to buy?

first_imgSaga’s share price is down 70% in 2020. Is now the time to buy? Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 | More on: SAGA Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images The last time I covered Saga (LSE: SAGA) shares was in November 2019. At the time, I said that there were signs that the company was turning things around. However, I also said that there was a long way to go and that there were much better stocks for investors to buy.Since that article, Saga’s share price has fallen from 59p to just 17p. That represents a decline of about 70%. Are Saga shares worth buying at today’s rock-bottom prices? Let’s take another look at the investment case.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…Saga’s share price has tanked due to Covid-19It’s not hard to see why Saga’s share price has tanked in 2020. As a result of Covid-19 lockdowns, the travel side of the business (which generates around 50% of revenues) has been decimated. Since mid-March, all of its cruise ship operations have been suspended. Recently, the company advised that as of 31 May, it had cancelled all travel departures up to and including August.This setback is clearly going to hit near-term revenues and earnings quite badly. The magnitude of the impact is impossible to determine at the moment. However, Saga said in April that it expects revenue for the full year to be lower by around 65% for tour operations and cruise if the cruise business is suspended for six months.Can Saga rebound?Could the company turn things around now that lockdowns are easing? That’s hard to say due to the uncertainty associated with Covid-19.In a trading update on 22 June, Saga said that it continues to expect “some travel to resume this year”. However, it added that it has considered various scenarios for the travel side of the business including one in which travel is not resumed until 2021.My concern is in relation to future booking numbers. Saga recently said that it has retained over 70% of advance receipts on cancelled cruise departures. It also said new bookings for next year have been “very positive”. I am a little sceptical about near-term booking numbers, though. Given that Saga caters to the elderly segment of the population – who are more vulnerable to Covid-19 – my belief is that cruise ship passenger numbers won’t return to pre-Covid-19 levels for quite a while. This adds uncertainty to the investment case for Saga shares.Saga’s dividend has been suspendedThere are other issues that add uncertainty as well.One is the group’s debt position. At 31 January, net debt totalled £594m. This could potentially present problems if operating conditions don’t improve soon.Another is Saga’s dividend. In the past, Saga shares had appeal from an income perspective as the dividend yield was attractive. However, the dividend has now been suspended due to the challenges the company is facing. We don’t know when it will be reinstated.Are Saga shares a good buy?Weighing everything up, I think the best move for investors is to avoid Saga shares at the moment.Given the uncertainty associated with Covid-19, the shares are too risky to buy right now, in my view.All things considered, I think there are much safer stocks to buy. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Edward Sheldon has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 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. 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. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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Farm Succession Planning Workshops Offered Through Purdue Extension

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 21, 2019 Farm Succession Planning Workshops Offered Through Purdue Extension Previous articleBraun Arrives in Washington Amidst Shutdown and Trade War on the HAT Monday Morning EditionNext articleChina, U.S. Swine Industries Gather to Address African Swine Fever Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Purdue Extension will offer 10 regional workshops on succession planning this winter. These meetings will teach family farm businesses how to plan for a transfer to the next generation.Subjects explored in the workshop include valuing assets, attorney tools, farm safety while aging in place, and building an advisory team. Additional topics focus on wills, LLCs, trusts and transfer on death basics.“The Succession Planning Team is continuing our efforts to offer timely information to help farm families navigate the maze to develop a succession plan for their farm operation and families. The topics offered are determined by input from past program participants,” said Kelly Heckaman, Extension Educator and County Extension Director. “We are also including local attorneys to help answer questions and to navigate the legal aspects of the process. We hope these three hour sessions help to answer some of the most common questions the team receives to get succession planning started.”Dates, times and locations are as follows:Jan. 22, 9 a.m., Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, 17746 County Road 34, GoshenJan. 24, 1 p.m., Hancock County Extension Office, 802 Apple Street, GreenfieldJan. 24, 6 p.m., Knox County Extension Office, 4259 N Purdue Road, VincennesJan. 29, 6 p.m., Harrison County Extension Office, 247 Atwood Street, CorydonJan. 30, 9 a.m., Benton County Extension Office, 410 S Adeway, Suite A, FowlerFeb. 5, 1 p.m., Decatur County Extension Office, 545 S Co Road 200 W, GreensburgFeb. 6, 9 a.m., Whitley County 4-H Center, 680 W. Squawbuck Road, Columbia CityFeb. 13, 6 p.m., Vermillion County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Road, CayugaFeb. 26, 6 p.m., Madison County Fairgrounds, 512 E 4th Street, AlexandriaMarch 5, 6 p.m., Monroe County Extension Office, 3400 Walnut Street, BloomingtonTo attend a workshop, registration must be completed one week prior at www.cvent.com/d/1bq36s. The cost to attend is $50 for the first four members of a family and $10 per each additional family member.The workshops provide an opportunity to hear from lawyers who are experts in succession and estate planning, including Michelle Adler, Tom Appel, Graham Dycus, Miriam Robeson and Jeff Washburn.For more information, contact Heckaman at 574-372-2340, [email protected] or visit www.purdue.ag/succession.Source: Purdue News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Succession Planning Workshops Offered Through Purdue Extensionlast_img read more

Journalists still being hounded three months after new president’s installation

first_img Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months May 31, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists still being hounded three months after new president’s installation Follow the news on Yemen Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders reiterates its strong condemnation of the use of violence, threats and legal proceedings to intimidate journalists in Yemen, of which there have many examples in recent weeks.“As the political instability and violence continues, journalists are constantly harassed by the enemies of media freedom and independence,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Yemeni government must try to protect journalists, including journalists in the most isolated provinces. It must also try to ensure that those responsible for crimes against journalists are brought to justice.”In one of the latest cases, Mohamed Shabita, a reporter for the daily Al-Thawra and an active member of the journalists’ union, was openly threatened and insulted during a phone conversation with the director-general of the civil service ministry’s information centre on 27 May because of a front-page story in that day’s issue claiming that around 7,000 of the 50,000 newly-hired state employees already had state jobs and were therefore being paid two salaries.Amin Al-Safa, a reporter with the official news agency Saba, was threatened the same day by the head of Saba’s board of governors, Maaz Bajash, for putting out a dispatch with the same claim as Shabita’s story. Bajash said that he would make Safa “pay a heavy price,” that he would “smash” his head and that not even the journalists’ union, of which Safa is also a member, would be able to protect him.Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to take whatever measures are necessary to end this climate of tension and intimidation.Armed groups in the south of the country meanwhile often target the media during raids. Many copies of the newspaper Al-Akhbar Al-Yom were seized and burned in Aden province on 26 May in a protest against its distribution in the south that was reminiscent of the frequent torching of newspapers by the security forces during last year’s uprising.Two unidentified gunmen fired shots at the doors and windows of Al-Oumana editor Adnan Al-Ajam’s home in Aden at around 2 a.m. on 25 May. It was unclear whether the shooting attack was a warning or a murder attempt, but it terrified Ajam’s family. It may have been prompted by Al-Oumana’s coverage of corruption.Hissam Ashour, a reporter for the News Yemen website and the weekly Al-Nida, was the target of an apparent murder attempt in Seyoun, in the eastern province of Hadramout, after covering alleged corruption and embezzlement in Hadramout involving the Fund for Reconstruction, an offshoot of the public works ministry.As result of a complaint by the Fund, Ashour was summoned to appear before a criminal court on 16 May for a hearing at which the plaintiff’s lawyer urged the court to “discipline” him for his corruption allegations. As he left the court, Ashour said a car driven by the Fund’s lawyer tried to run him down twice, outside a service station and in front of a park.“This murder attempt is a classic example of the impunity enjoyed by powerful local officials and their acolytes as journalists continue to be hounded,” Reporters Without Borders said.Ashour is still facing criminal proceedings on a charge of “insulting an official” in one of his articles about the corruption which he claims is rampant within both the Fund and the Hadramout provincial administration.In Sanaa, Bouchra Al-Amiri, a reporter for the daily Al-Oula, is being sued by the administration of Al-Sabayn Hospital for covering complaints by the hospital’s employees and investigating their allegations of negligence and corruption within the administration. She was summoned before a Sanaa court and questioned for three hours on 16 May.The hospital’s lawsuit names not only Amiri but also Al-Oula editor Mohamed Ayesh and a member of his editorial staff, Hani Al-Mouhwaiti. The hospital is also suing Al-Akhbar Al-Yom editor Ibrahim Moujahid and one of his reporters, Faysal Al-Safwani, who covered the same story.“These proceedings are clearly designed to intimidate journalists and discourage them from investigating sensitive subjects,” Reporters Without Borders added. News YemenMiddle East – North Africa News News News Receive email alerts February 11, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF RSF_en Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions February 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation YemenMiddle East – North Africa January 6, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Pasadena Foursquare Church Christmas Pageant and Family Night!

first_img Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The Kids’ House and Marked present…the Christmas story retold…Join Pasadena Foursquare Church and invite friends for a lively and engaging telling of the Nativity story, featuring dances, carols, and fun for the whole family (not to mention the appearance of the ninjas!)!Reception to follow immediately afterwards! Bring a present and dessert to share! Pictures with Santa, candy canes, and hot cocoa in the PYC as everyone celebrates the season together.Pasadena Foursquare Church, 174 N. Harkness Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 792-1803 or visit www.pasadenafoursquare.com. 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Community News HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News Business News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Faith & Religion News Pasadena Foursquare Church Christmas Pageant and Family Night! Sunday, December 14, 6:00 p.m. Article and Photo courtesy of PASADENA FOURSQUARE CHURCH Published on Monday, December 8, 2014 | 12:37 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Pasadena Unified School Board Meeting Thursday Includes Consideration of 5-Day Muir Basketball trip to Las Vegas

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Education Pasadena Unified School Board Meeting Thursday Includes Consideration of 5-Day Muir Basketball trip to Las Vegas From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, October 24, 2016 | 5:40 pmcenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The Board of Education of the Pasadena Unified School District will meet on Thursday, October 27, to discuss and decide on a number of academic and business issues, facility improvement and personnel and policy matters.The meeting will include a public hearing to encourage public comment and participation on a proposal from the California School EmployeesAssociation Pasadena Chapter 434 to amend some articles within its Collective Bargaining Agreement with PUSD.Among some academic decisions that have to be made are a recommendation to ratify the Memorandum of Understanding between PUSD and Reading Partners, a national educational nonprofit that assigns community volunteers to work with students that need help on their reading skills.Reading Partners will be working with seven PUSD schools for the 2016-2017 school year: Cleveland Elementary, Don Benito Elementary, Jackson Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Longfellow Elementary, Madison Elementary and Washington Elementary.Under the program, the schools will contribute cash amounting to $20,000 to $25,000 to Reading Partners, in addition to donating space that Reading Partners uses for the school year, and support services including janitorial and maintenance.The Board of Education will also act on a recommendation to approve PUSD participation in the Career Pathway Teacher Development grant from the California State University Los Angeles (CSULA). The grant provides funding for training teachers and paying substitute teachers during the academic year.From the grant, PUSD stands to receive $73,000 per year, or a total of $292,000 over four years until 2020 for teacher development programs.Meanwhile, PUSD is seeking Board approval for a trip by the John Muir High School basketball team to Las Vegas for a pre-season tournament that will last five days, and a series of overnight and weekend skill building and environmental education trips by students from the Center for Independent Studies and Rose City High School. Organized by Outward Bound Adventures, the trips are designed to engage PUSD students, particularly from the two schools, in environmental science and studies that could create a pathway towards careers in conservation.On business-related matters, the Board of Education will discuss a number of consultant contracts, purchase orders and disbursements, and facilities improvement contracts at various PUSD schools.The Board of Education meets with a closed session at 4 p.m. and a public session at 6 p.m. Meetings are held at PUSD’s Elbie J. Hickambottom Board Room at 351 South Hudson Avenue in Pasadena. 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Herbeauty10 Reasons Why Ultimatums Are Unhealthy For RelationshipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Featuring Top 5 Vendors in the Global Live Music Market Report | Competitive Landscape…

first_img LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The global live music market has the potential to grow by USD 10.66 billion during 2020-2024, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. The report highlights key products offered by the top five vendors and their contribution to the overall growth of the market. Download a Free Sample Report Instantly for a More Detailed Analysis This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005524/en/ Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Live Music Market by Revenue, Genre, and Geography – Forecast and Analysis 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire) Increased booking of tickets by mobile apps will be crucial in driving the growth of the global live music market during the forecast period. The rise in the number of live events has led event organizers to collaborate with online ticket providers to improve the reach. This has increased the number of mobile apps that offer convenience for individuals to book tickets. Also, these apps provide easy payment options and allow customers to select preferred seats. This growing trend is expected to offer significant opportunities for market vendors during the forecast period. “The increase in service offerings by event organizers has been a prominent factor in boosting the market growth. Also, the increased spending capacity of consumers will positively impact the market as well as the specialized consumer services industry in the forthcoming years”, says an analyst at Technavio. Develop Smart Strategies for Your Business: Grab an Exclusive Free Sample Report Now! Live Music Market: Competitive Vendor Landscape The market is concentrated due to the presence of a few players. Cvent Inc., Eventbrite Inc., RazorGator LLC, Steinway Inc., and Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. are some of the major market participants. To help clients improve their market position, this live music market report provides a detailed analysis of the market leaders and offers information on the competencies and capacities of these companies. The report also covers details on the market’s competitive landscape and offers information on the products offered by various companies. Gain Instant Access To 17,000+ Market Research Reports and Connect with Expert Analysts Technavio’s SUBSCRIPTION platform Top Five Vendors in the Global Live Music Market: Ace Ticket Worldwide Inc. Ace Ticket Worldwide Inc. operates its business through segments such as Concerts, Theatre & Arts, and Others. The company offers tickets for different concerts such as Billy Joel, Maroon 5, Bon Jovi, and others. alliancetickets.com alliancetickets.com operates its business through segments such as Sports, Concerts, and Theater. The company offers ticket booking services for sports events, concerts, and theaters. Bassett Events Inc. Bassett Events Inc. operates its business through segments such as Events and Weddings. The company organizes various events for private and corporate clients. Berkeley City Club Berkeley City Club operates its business through segments such as Hotel, Dining, Weddings, and Others. The company offers event spaces, fine dining restaurants, and private social clubs for various events. Brown Paper Tickets LLC Brown Paper Tickets LLC operates its business through segments such as Event organizers and Ticket buyers. The company offers event management services and ticket booking services for the organization of music events. Related Reports on Consumer Discretionary Include: Global Vinyl Records Market – Global vinyl records market is segmented by product (LP/EP vinyl records and single vinyl records), distribution channel (independent stores, online retail channels, and supermarkets/department stores), and geography (APAC, Europe, MEA, North America, and South America). Click Here to Get an Exclusive Free Sample Report Global Musical Instrument Market – Global musical instrument market is segmented by product (string instruments, piano and keyboards, drums and percussion instruments, and others) and geography (APAC, Europe, MEA, North America, and South America). Click Here to Get an Exclusive Free Sample Report To learn more about the global trends impacting the future of market research, Download a Free Sample Report About Technavio Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. Their research and analysis focuses on emerging market trends and provides actionable insights to help businesses identify market opportunities and develop effective strategies to optimize their market positions. With over 500 specialized analysts, Technavio’s report library consists of more than 17,000 reports and counting, covering 800 technologies, spanning across 50 countries. Their client base consists of enterprises of all sizes, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. This growing client base relies on Technavio’s comprehensive coverage, extensive research, and actionable market insights to identify opportunities in existing and potential markets and assess their competitive positions within changing market scenarios. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005524/en/ CONTACT: Technavio Research Jesse Maida Media & Marketing Executive US: +1 844 364 1100 UK: +44 203 893 3200 Email: [email protected] Website: www.technavio.com/  KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT RETAIL OTHER ENTERTAINMENT OTHER RETAIL MUSIC EVENTS/CONCERTS SOURCE: Technavio Research Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Motor City’s Foreclosure Payment Purgatory

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Subscribe Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Motor City’s Foreclosure Payment Purgatory Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Detroit tax foreclosure Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. center_img December 5, 2019 1,311 Views Home / Daily Dose / Motor City’s Foreclosure Payment Purgatory Despite programs aimed at reducing property tax foreclosures in the city, around one in four Detroit homeowners owes more in delinquent property taxes than they did three years ago, The Detroit News reports.Detroit’s plans included payment plans with lower interest rates and an extended five-year repayment deadline, however, the plans have kept thousands in a “payment plan purgatory” that likely will lead to the loss of their homes without more help.Though officials have praised the plan for keeping homeowners in their homes, and have reduced Detroit’s foreclosures from a record high 9,111 occupied homes in 2015 to 514 this year, many have found that the plans simply extend their deadline.”We are seeing the unintended consequences today,” former Wayne County Chief Deputy Treasurer David Szymanski told Detroit News. “We certainly didn’t want it to be a Band-Aid.”In a report earlier this year, Quicken Loans stated that, as of last year, 21% of homeowners were unaware their property was behind on property taxes, and another 61% of renters in tax-delinquent properties were unaware of the home’s tax status.According to the Quicken Loans, the efforts of the Quicken Loans Community Fund and its Neighbor to Neighbor partners led to 4,136 occupied homes being pulled from the Wayne County tax foreclosure auction.“As Detroit comes back, we need to do everything we can to make sure those who stayed in our city through good times and bad are able to stay in their homes,” Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said. “We are seeing real progress in tax foreclosure reductions that impact all of our neighborhoods, and through programs like Neighbor to Neighbor, we will continue this important work in close partnership with the community.”Detroit is facing other foreclosure issues as well. The city still faces other foreclosure-related challenges. According to GOBankingRates and data from Zillow, 34.4% of homes are currently underwater, and the median home value at the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metro-area level is $161,300, far below the national median of $226,300. GOBankingRates puts Detroit second on its list of U.S. cities most likely to enter a housing crisis. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Detroit tax foreclosure 2019-12-05 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: GSE Reform: ‘Lots of Work Remains’ Next: Housing Insurers Made to Stay Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

Utah State Football Pushing Start of Fall Camp Back Following Mountain West Announcement

first_img Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Following the Mountain West’s revised plan for fall sports that was announced Wednesday, Utah State football is pushing back the start of its fall camp to Monday, Aug. 24. Leading up to that, Aggie players will continue with strength and conditioning, meetings and walkthroughs.“With the start of the season being delayed, the best course of action for the well-being and protection of our student-athletes, is to push back the start of fall camp to August 24, which will allow us to continue to make up for lost time in our off-season training cycle,” said USU head football coach Gary Andersen. “With our first game now being on Oct. 2, this schedule will give us one traditional week of camp before school starts. Although it is unconventional to be in school during fall camp, this calendar will allow for sufficient time to get ready for a season that starts in late September.”The current plan is for Mountain West sponsored fall sports to begin competition no earlier than the week ending Sept. 26. The football season will be comprised of an eight-conference game schedule with an option for each member to play two non-conference opponents, if they choose to do so.“While we are disappointed for our student-athletes, coaches and Aggie fans that we won’t have a full regular season opportunity for our fall teams (cross country, football, soccer and volleyball), we are encouraged about playing a full Mountain West schedule in each of these sports,” said USU Vice President and Director of Athletics John Hartwell. “The health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff is, and always will be, our No. 1 priority. We are appreciative of the continued dedication and perseverance of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and supporters through the challenges created by COVID-19.”With Wednesday’s announcement, Utah State will tentatively begin its 2020 season at BYU on Friday, Oct. 2, and begin Mountain West play the following weekend with its current schedule. USU will work with Southern Utah to try and find a new date for its game that was originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12.Further decisions regarding safety standards related to Aggie football, tailgating and other game day activities, including social distancing, face covering and other health measures consistent with CDC, state and local guidelines, will be announced at a later date. August 6, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local Utah State Football Pushing Start of Fall Camp Back Following Mountain West Announcement Written by Tags: Mountain West/Utah State Aggies Footballlast_img read more

Quanta Services acquires gas utility contractor Hallen Construction

first_img Image: Quanta Services has acquired Hallen Construction and other contracting companies. Photo: courtesy of rawpixel/Pixabay. Quanta Services, a specialised contracting services company, has acquired gas utility contractor The Hallen Construction (Hallen) and two speciality utility foundation and pole-setting contractors for approximately $330m (£267.08m).The deal comprised nearly $328m (£265.46m) paid in cash, subject to working capital adjustments, and approximately $2m (£1.62m) in stock.Founded in 1927, Hallen serves key strategic markets in the northeast US.The US-based construction company has strong relationships with major utilities in the American market, primarily providing gas distribution and transmission services, as well as underground electric distribution and transmission services.Headquartered in Plainview, New York, Hallen also provides a utility services platform in the northeast, which Quanta can use to expand its electric infrastructure services offering.Quanta Services president and CEO Duke Austin said: “We are pleased to announce these acquisitions, as each company provides Quanta with an exceptional management team that enhances our ability to collaborate with our customers on their multi-year programmatic spending plans, and are additive to our more than $7.5 billion of estimated 2019 utility revenues. As a result, we believe these acquisitions provide a repeatable and sustainable earnings profile that is complementary to our business and consistent with our strategy.“Hallen represents a sizeable expansion into key northeast markets characterized by aged infrastructure and mandatory multi-decade modernization programs that are in their early stages, which we believe improves our long-term visibility and provides attractive multi-year growth opportunities and accretive returns for our stockholders. We welcome the employees of these companies to the Quanta family.”Quanta Services acquisitions are expected to be accretive to margins, cash flow and returnsThe acquisitions are expected to accelerate the progress of Quanta Services towards achieving medium-term target margins for the pipeline and industrial segment and be accretive to adjusted EPS of at least $0.20 in 2020 without synergies.Furthermore, the acquisitions are expected to be accretive to Quanta’s future cash flow generation and return on invested capital.Based in Houston, Texas, Quanta Services has operations throughout the US and in select international markets such as Canada, Latin America and Australia. US-based Quanta Services has announced strategic acquisitions in the American marketlast_img read more