Big forwards slotting drop goals unexpectedly

first_imgWednesday Feb 6, 2008 Big forwards slotting drop goals unexpectedly Since rugby became professional back in 1995 there have been numerous radical changes to the game. The demands of the modern game require that all players are now bigger, stronger, faster, and fitter than ever before. Another change to the game has been the fact that all players are now expected to be able to catch, pass, and make decisions with ball in hand. Forwards in the backline isn’t encouraged, but when it happens, they’re skilful enough to slot in seamlessly, or they’re meant to be anyway. Overall, the skill level has increased dramatically. So much so that on occasion forwards have taken it upon themselves to have a go at polls with a drop kick. Zinzan Brooke famously did it against England in the ’95 World Cup, and since then there have been a few who’ve had a go. Here we see talented Bob Skinstad have a crack at a simple one from straight in front. Ex Chiefs captain, stalwart Johnno Gibbs slotted a pretty flat looking kick against the Cats a few years back. And then, who could forget Mat Dunnings masterpiece. We’ve featured it on Rugbydump before, but thought we couldn’t leave it out of this, because it’s just classic. Read the full story behind this moment of brilliance that was actually a moment of stupidity here. There are probably a few others out there, but these are some of the best we’ve come across.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyOlder Men Need to Know This 1 Weird Tip Before It’s Too LateSmart Life ReportsThe 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

Sonny Bill Williams on Rugby League vs Rugby Union and life in general

first_imgMonday Dec 2, 2013 Sonny Bill Williams on Rugby League vs Rugby Union and life in general New Zealand dual international Sonny Bill Williams spoke to CNN recently about what it is like to play both Rugby Union and Rugby League for his country, which is the better sport and what makes him happy.Williams returned to League after a five year stint in Union, and after having helped the Sydney Roosters to a NRL title this year, he had a chance of becoming the first man to ever have won both a Rugby World Cup (2011), and a League World Cup.That wasn’t to be however as New Zealand were steamrolled by the Australian Kangaroos, who won 34-2 in the final at Old Trafford this past weekend.“I’m heartbroken, just feeling really bad. I left it all out there today,” said Williams post match. “In the last 20 minutes it was disappointing. I guess I tried to over-play my hand, I tried to come up with something special and it just wasn’t to be. I definitely feel gutted for the brothers but full credit to Australia, they were just too good.”Williams was awarded the RLIF International Player of the Year three days before the final, surprising fans as he wasn’t a standout in the tournament, and made little impact in the final.It’s been a good year regardless, and Union fans anxiously await his return for the All Blacks, where he will no doubt be in with a very high chance of winning another Rugby World Cup in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Player Features Related Articles 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell… 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary… 30 WEEKS AGO The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart 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

Hits are misses

first_img The Institute of Fundraising has praised its new online recruitment partner Charityjobs.co.uk by referring to the misleading and irrelevant measurement of “hits”.In a letter to members the Institute’s CEO Lindsay Boswell announces the partnership with Charityjobs.co.uk whereby Institute members will be encouraged to pay to advertise with one supplier rather than others.The deal is promoted to members on the grounds that it will help generate new income for the Institute. However, Boswell extols the deal in terms of the fact that Charityjobs.co.uk attracts “more than one million hits to their… site each month”. Hits, as most users will know, is an irrelevant method of measuring a website’s popularity since it merely refers to the number of files accessed on a website. These files would include graphics, CSS files, javascripts, and a whole range of other types of files. Not surprisingly just one page view trigger 20 or more ‘hits’. Advertisement 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. Hits are misses AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Recruitment / peoplecenter_img The partnership involves the Institute emailing those members who opt in to it a weekly alert. However, the alert is just that – the same message published each week, without details of particular jobs. It’s an effective way of generating visits to the charityjobs.co.uk site because subscribers, who’ve already indicated an interest in receiving vacancy alerts by signing up, have to click through to the website in order just to see what is available. A surefire way of boosting visits and, if you insist, ‘hits’ on a website.Needless to say, UK Fundraising should declare an interest. As an online recruitment provider this site earns income from selling recruitment advertising.The Institute’s decision to promote one supplier over the many others in the sector puts UK Fundraising, whose founder is a long time member of the Institute, in an invidious position. As a member one is supposed to do all one can to support the Institute, or at any rate not harm it. By promoting our online recruitment service we are effectively encouraging advertisers to eschew that of the Institute, which could financially harm the Institute.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 October 2004 | Newslast_img read more

Upcoming European elections reveal deep divisions

first_imgMarch 13 — After the Brexit vote and the U.S. presidential election, nobody is discounting the chances of far-right parties in three national elections coming up in Europe: Netherlands, March 15; France’s presidential vote the end of April, with a likely second round in early May; Germany on Sept. 24.Economic conditions in these three countries are better than those in much of the European Union, especially those in the south. But unemployment is still high, social and health services are being cut, and inflation is eroding workers’ wages.Ultra-right and centrist parties are campaigning against immigration and refugees, and blaming Islam for “terrorism,” much as in the U.S.The NetherlandsGeert Wilders, who heads the far-right and misnamed Party for Freedom (PVV), has been convicted of inciting discrimination against Muslims. Wilders has called for removing Muslims from the Netherlands, taxing head scarves, banning the Koran and rejecting all refugees from Muslim countries. He also wants to leave the European Union.U.S. reactionaries like David Horo­witz have contributed about $150,000 to Wilders over the past two years. (New York Times, March 7) Wilders also openly supports Donald Trump and his policies.The PVV is projected to come in first or second in the parliamentary election, but not win a majority. Since none of the other parties will — as of now — work with this ultra-rightist party, it is highly unlikely the PVV will become part of the government.FranceTwo leading candidates for the French presidency, Emmanuel Macron, who heads the En Marche! (On the Move) organization, and Marine Le Pen, who heads the racist, anti-Muslim National Front party, have taken anti-Muslim positions.En Marche! is slightly less than a year old and claims that it is neither left nor right. Macron is a former Rothschild investment banker and was minister of the economy under François Holland. Many politicians from the Socialist Party’s right wing have endorsed him. Macron’s results in polls put him neck to neck with Marine Le Pen, who had been leading in the polls up to now.The National Front, under Jean-Marie Le Pen, Marine’s father, was an openly fascist party — both anti-Semitic and racist against Arabs. She took over in 2011 and moved the FN in a more “respectable” direction. However, after she ousted Jean-Marie in 2015, she didn’t seriously change the party’s basic reactionary policies, including its opposition to Islam, the EU, NATO, the euro and labor unions.Marine Le Pen has made a big point of corruption, particularly the corruption among the center-right Republicans, whose candidate François Fillon has been accused of getting the French government to pay his wife and children nearly a million euros, around $900,000, for work they didn’t do. Similar charges, for smaller amounts, have been made against the National Front.GermanyGermany’s election is not until the fall, so polling is still tentative. But it appears that the gap between German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and her Social Democratic Party (SPD) rivals is narrow. There is significant support for the SPD candidate Martin Schulz, who was formerly head of the European Parliament. Other more progressive German parties like the Left Party are also doing better in early ­polling.Germany’s economy is perhaps the strongest in Europe among the big powers, but the class struggle is active there because workers have had wage cuts forced on them over the past decade. Now they are demanding raises. Berlin’s two airports were shut down for three days beginning March 13 by 2,000 baggage handlers and passenger service employees who want a dollar-an-hour raise.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

SGA creates new position focused on diversity, inclusion

first_imgMackenzie is a copyeditor and reporter for TCU360, mainly covering SGA and politics. She studies Journalism and Political Science and hails from Orange County, California. Mackenzie Holsthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mackenzie-holst/ Twitter printThe Student Government Association has created a new director position to try to increase inclusion on campus and foster greater communication between SGA and the student body.The position, dubbed the director of diversity and inclusion, was designed by SGA President Maddie Reddick to directly address needs of less-represented students through a “channel of communication.”The new director is not a designated member of SGA. He or she will instead be working directly under Reddick.“I want a person who is passionate about [inclusivity] and a self-starter in planning campaigns,” Reddick said. “I think it’s important to get the perspective of someone else, whether they’re a minority student or not, that sees different needs.”Distribution of race and ethnicity of all students in the past five years. http://www.ir.tcu.edu/factbooks/2015/student_data.asp Students at an International Student Association event in September. Watson edges Thompson for student body president Twitter Reddick envisions the director working with the SGA Outreach Committee and TCU Inclusiveness & Intercultural Services to create programs focused on promoting diversity.April Brown, director of Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services, said the position recognizes TCU’s desire to support inclusivity on campus, but it will take more than one person to change the culture of diversity at TCU.“To provide an inclusive campus, you have to start from the top, and it has to be campus-wide,” Brown said. “You have to create a dialogue. Students have to ask themselves, ‘How am I an advocate?’”Reddick said current events throughout the country, such as protests at the University of Missouri over racial issues on campus, compelled her to create this position and hopefully change the culture at TCU. Reddick said she wanted to make increasing inclusivity a priority.“People could email sga.tcu.edu if they were having concerns, but that’s not as comfortable for some,” Reddick said. “I want someone thinking about this all the time that students can go to.”SGA members underwent a training focused on diversity at their meeting on Jan. 19.International Student Association President Van Do said the new director position would be beneficial to international students. The director could help better inform international students about SGA and get them more involved in “majority” organizations.“I don’t think that international students feel included enough right now,” Do said. “[The position] could bring students together and get people to know about other cultures.”Both IIS and the International Student Association are hosting several programs this semester that all students are welcome to participate in. IIS will have a Unity Fest this March with representatives from many student organizations, and the International Student Association is hosting a talent show and banquet at the end of February. Mackenzie Holsthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mackenzie-holst/ Linkedin Mackenzie Holsthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mackenzie-holst/ Website| + posts Mackenzie Holsthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mackenzie-holst/ Mackenzie Holst center_img TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Students open up at the Dear World College Tour Facebook Previous articleBrewing up an active workspace through connecting communityNext articleRwanda genocide panel highlights changing stigma of rape Mackenzie Holst RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New student body president: ‘We will accomplish great things’ ReddIt Linkedin ReddIt SGA Diversity Director promotes inclusion on campus The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Facebook TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

Calling for lawsuit’s dismissal, Yahoo! says it is “political and diplomatic issue”

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more August 30, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Calling for lawsuit’s dismissal, Yahoo! says it is “political and diplomatic issue” China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Over 16 years ago, Reporters without Borders created its “Sponsorship Programme” and called upon the international media to select and support an imprisoned journalist. Currently, Shi Tao is sponsored by Miljörapporten (Sweden), Télé Bruxelles (Belgium) to go further RSF_en Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News News March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News Reporters Without Borders insisted today that Yahoo! was responsible for the conviction of Wang Xiaoning and Shi Tao and possibly other Chinese cyber-dissidents as well after the US Internet company called on 27 August for the dismissal of the lawsuit brought against it in the United States by relatives of these two imprisoned cyber-dissidents.“Wang and Shi were both convicted thanks to information supplied by Yahoo! to the Chinese authorities,” the press freedom organisation said. “It is shocking that the company is denying its responsibility in this case and is trying to evade punishment for actions that led to arbitrary convictions.Yahoo! is even cynical enough to try to shift responsibility to the cyber-dissidents themselves.”The lawsuit brought on behalf of Wang and Shi before a US court accuses of Yahoo! of providing the Chinese authorities with information from their email accounts that led to their arrest and conviction.In its 27 August statement calling for the suit’s dismissal, Yahoo! said: “Free speech rights as we understand them in the United States are not the law in China. Every sovereign nation has a right to regulate speech within its borders.” Yahoo! spokesperson Kelley Benander told the Los Angeles Times, “this is a political and diplomatic issue, not a legal one.”Yahoo said it “does not condone the suppression of their rights and liberty by their government”, but it added that they were responsible for their own actions. “They assumed the risk of harm when they chose to use Yahoo! China email and group list services to engage in activity they knew violated Chinese law,” it said.Morton H. Sklar, executive director of the Washington-based World Organisation for Human Rights, said that,although it is clear that American corporations are obliged to follow foreign laws, they also must abide by USand international law.”Congress recognized this problem when they passed the Torture Victim Protection Act,” Sklar said. “They saidexplicitly, victims of torture should have access to US courts to remedy the abuses they suffered. Wheretorture has taken place, there is no question the US has jurisdiction.”Yahoo! issued a statement in June in which it said : “Yahoo! is dismayed that citizens in China have beenimprisoned for expressing their political views on the Internet.” It reiterated its position that it wasobliged to comply with China’s laws, but it added that it condemned “punishment of any activityinternationally recognised as free expression.” Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation last_img read more

UAE dismantles Eritrea base as it pulls back after Yemen war

first_img UAE dismantles Eritrea base as it pulls back after Yemen war DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates is dismantling parts of a military base it runs in the East African nation of Eritrea after it pulled back from the grinding war in nearby Yemen, satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press show. The UAE built a port and expanded an airstrip in Assab beginning in September 2015, using the facility as a base to ferry heavy weaponry and Sudanese troops into Yemen as it fought alongside a Saudi-led coalition against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels there. But the country once praised as “Little Sparta” by former U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis appears to have found the limits of its military expansion in Yemen’s stalemate conflict, experts say. After it withdrew troops from the conflict, the satellite photos show it began shipping off equipment and tearing down even newly built structures. “The Emiratis are paring back their strategic ambitions and are pulling out of places where they had presences,” said Ryan Bohl, an analyst at the Texas-based private intelligence firm Stratfor. “Having that hard-power deployment exposed them to more risk than the Emiratis are now willing to tolerate.” Emirati officials did not respond to questions from the AP. Eritrea, which gave a 30-year lease to the Emiratis for the base, similarly did not respond to questions sent to its embassy in Washington. The UAE, a federation of seven sheikhdoms home to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, poured millions of dollars into improving the facility at Assab, only some 70 kilometers (40 miles) from Yemen. It dredged a port and improved the dusty airstrip’s roughly 3,500-meter (11,500-foot) runway to allow for heavy support aircraft. The Emiratis also built barracks, aircraft canopies and fencing across the 9-square-kilometer (3.5-square-mile) facility initially built in the 1930s by colonial power Italy. Over time, the UAE stationed Leclerc battle tanks, G6 self-propelled howitzers and BMP-3 amphibious fighting vehicles at the airport, according to United Nations experts. Those types of heavy weapons have been seen on Yemeni battlefields. Attack helicopters, drones and other aircraft have been seen on its runways. Barracks on the base housed Emirati and Yemeni troops, as well as Sudanese forces filmed disembarking in Yemen’s port city of Aden. Records show the ship carrying them, the SWIFT-1, traveled back and forth to Assab. The vessel later came under attack by Houthi forces in 2016 and the Emirati government asserted it carried humanitarian aid, a claim for which U.N. experts later described themselves as being “unconvinced of its veracity.” The base also aided wounded soldiers by housing “one of the best field surgical hospitals anywhere in the Middle East,” said Michael Knights, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near-East Policy who has studied the Assab base. As Yemen’s war dragged on, the Emiratis also used the base for holding prisoners as the Saudi-led coalition faced increasing international pressure over detainee abuse and airstrikes killing civilians. The UAE announced in the summer of 2019 it had begun withdrawing its troops from the war, which still rages today. “There’s only so far that they can punch above their weight, which they do militarily and economically,” said Alex Almeida, a security analyst at Horizon Client Access who has studied Assab. “Once they figured out Yemen wasn’t worth it for them, they decided, ‘We’re going to end it,’ and they ended it pretty suddenly.” Satellite pictures from Planet Labs Inc., analyzed by the AP, show that decision appears to extend to Assab as well. In June 2019, around the time the Emiratis made their withdrawal announcement, workers apparently razed structures believed to be barracks alongside the port, the satellite images show. Workers gathered neat rows of materiel just north of the port, apparently waiting to be shipped off. In early January of this year, another photo showed what appeared to be vehicles and other equipment being loaded onto a waiting cargo ship. By Feb. 5, the ship and that equipment were gone. The deconstruction included newly built canopies along a new tarmac near the facilities’ runway as well. In the Feb. 5 images, another set of canopies that analysts earlier linked to the drones being flown out of the base had been dismantled as well. The UAE has used Chinese-made armed drones in the Yemen war to kill leaders among the Houthi rebels. Destruction of the drone hangars come after rebels in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in November alleged that Emirati drones from Assab had been used against their positions. The UAE hasn’t commented on the allegation for which the rebels offered no evidence. The U.N.-backed government in Libya also has alleged the UAE has flown weapons through Assab on its way there. U.N. experts have accused the UAE among other nations of funneling weapons into Libya amid its yearslong civil war. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian-registered Antonov An-124 cargo plane flew several flights in late January back and forth to the Emirati city of Al Ain from Assab, according to flight data from FlightRadar24.com. That aircraft, once linked to the Emirati military, now flies for an Ukrainian-Emirati company called Maximus Air. The firm did not return a request for comment left at its Abu Dhabi office. Despite the dismantling work, Emirati attack helicopters still have been seen at the base. It remains a strategically important point as well, sitting just off the crucial Bab el-Mandeb strait connecting the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden. But the UAE may face more-pressing concerns. Since 2019, tensions between the U.S. and Iran have seen a series of escalating incidents, including attacks on ships off the Emirates. Those threats closer to home may take precedence over an expanded military footprint abroad. “I think what ‘Little Sparta’ is doing is to keep its powder dry for whatever it needs to do next,” Knights said. ——— Follow Jon Gambrell on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jongambrellAP. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Previous articleBeal hits late free throws, Wizards edge Nuggets 130-128Next articleAllen, Valanciunas lead Grizzlies past Thunder 122-113 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsWorld News Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest TAGS  Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Year In Review: Government News

first_imgHome / Featured / Year In Review: Government News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Year In Review: Government News Sign up for DS News Daily 2014-12-31 Brian Honea As the new year rolls in, DS News is taking a look back at some of the biggest government headlines and stories of 2014:1. Mel Watt Sworn in as FHFA Director – After months of contentious debate, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) finally has a new director. Mel Watt, the former North Carolina congressman, was sworn in Monday to a five-year term as the first Senate-confirmed director of the FHFA. Watt, 68, represented the 12th congressional district of North Carolina as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for more than 21 years prior to accepting his new post.2. Bank of America Settles Claims for Record $16 Billion – Bank of America agreed to pay a record $16.65 billion to resolve claims related to the sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities during the years leading up the financial crisis.3. Ocwen Reaches Settlement With New York Regulator – Ocwen’s year-long difficulties with New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) ended with a $150 million settlement and the departure of its executive chairman.4. Castro Sworn in, Faces New Challenges at HUD – As the newly sworn-in Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Julian Castro will need to perform a complicated balancing act to move the agency forward during the current unsteady recovery.5. Fed, SEC Approve Risk Retention Rule – The residential mortgage loan risk retention rule, known as the “qualified residential mortgage” (QRM) rule, was approved by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the last two of six federal agencies to approve the rule, according to the Fed. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Consumer Confidence Rebounds Following November Downturn Next: Forward to the Future: Industry Leaders Speak Out On Housing in 2015 December 31, 2014 780 Views Share Save  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Featured, Government, News Subscribe Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days agolast_img read more

Studying Homebuying Trends of the LGB Community

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Studying Homebuying Trends of the LGB Community Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Diversity 2019-06-10 Mike Albanese Previous: Gathering Storm: Preparing Homeowners for Natural Disasters Next: How Best to “Age in Place” Sign up for DS News Daily Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Tagged with: Diversity June 10, 2019 1,179 Views center_img The National Association of Realtors (NAR) for the first time released its profile of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Buyers and Sellers, and found that bisexual individuals were the most likely to indicate they were first-time homebuyers at 58%.Lesbian and gay buyers followed at 36% and 32% of heterosexuals indicated they were first-time homebuyers. Bisexuals were also the youngest buyers with an average age of 36 years old, but also had the lowest income of $62,400.Gay and lesbian buyers were the oldest at 45-years-old and heterosexuals reported an average age of 44 with a median income of $91,200, which is similar to the $92,900 median income for lesbian and gay buyers.Bisexuals were also the most likely to identify themselves as first-time sellers at 50%, with both 36% of heterosexuals and lesbian/gay identifying as first-time sellers.“The American Dream of homeownership traverses across the spectrum of our society—including sexual orientation—and Realtors always have and will continue to advocate so that anyone who wants to, and is capable of purchasing a home, is able to do so,” said NAR President John Smaby, a second-generation Realtor from Edina, Minnesota and broker at Edina Realty. “Realtors have always embraced the significance of the protections secured by the Fair Housing Act, and have encouraged efforts to extend them by amending our Code of Ethics in 2009 to prohibit discriminations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”Eighty-six percent of bisexual buyers were most likely to purchase single-family homes, with lesbian/gay buyers the least likely at 79%. Heterosexual buyers were the most likely to purchase multi-generational homes at 13%. Lesbian/gay buyers were most likely live in an urban center at 28%.Freddie Mac reported in April that the LGBTQ homeownership rate remains 16% below the national average, according to a report by the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP).According to this report, one of the biggest barriers to homeownership for the LGBT renter is not unlike that faced by most homebuyers—saving up for a down payment. Seventy percent of LGBT individuals surveyed by Freddie Mac listed this as a top challenge, whereas 81% of NAGLREP members cited lack of funds for a down payment and waiting for the right time to buy as the top hurdles keeping this demographic from owning a home.  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Studying Homebuying Trends of the LGB Community About Author: Mike Albanese Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Pringle calls for Education Minister to resign

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews A Donegal Deputy believes that both the Education Minister and Minister of State for Special Education should resign. Children with special needs were supposed to return to school on Thursday, but this was delayed as the Department and unions couldn’t reach an agreement.Education Minister Norma Foley is to brief the cabinet on the latest situation next week.Addressing the Dáil last evening, Deputy Thomas Pringle described the handling of the reopening of schools as a shambles:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PringleFoley1pm.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Responding, Minister Norma Foley defended the Government’s approach:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/normapringle1pm.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Pinterest Pringle calls for Education Minister to resign News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – January 22, 2021 center_img Previous articleThird wave flooding healthcare settings – McCauleyNext articleCouncil’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund still open to applications News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more