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AIGF releases ‘Online Games: A tool for learning & development’ report

first_img Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title AIGF releases ‘Online Games: A tool for learning & development’ report Copa America 2021 Sport News Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Football SHARE Football ATP Tour SportSport News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Football By Kunal Dhyani – August 21, 2019 Euro 2020 MKD vs NED LIVE, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: North Macedonia to inflict a surprise defeat on Netherlands Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri brace ensure 3-1 win; Switzerland’s fate hangs on other Group results Previous articleSelector App takes fantasy gaming from playing to selectionNext articleMumbai Half Marathon gets a record entries Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Sport News All India Gaming Federation (AIGF), the apex Industry body for Policy Advocacy for online Gaming in India, has released a report ‘Online Games: A Tool for Learning & Development’ in New Delhi. The report highlights experts’ opinions by leading educationists, pro – gamers, mental health experts, psychologists, and gaming developers who aim to create positive awareness about digital sports gaming.The reports was launched Olympic medallist boxer and Rajya Sabha MP MC Mary Kom. “While the conventional thinking is to categorise all forms of digital gaming as harmful, careful research and analysis indicates that there are many positives that accrue from Digital Sports Gaming. In today’s time, with the growing digital infrastructure, eSports can reach out to an innumerable set of people in different cities who do not have a proper sporting infrastructure and provide them with a platform to showcase their skills,” said Mary Kom. Sport News Football Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Facebook Twitter Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndoGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndo24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsUndo“It is needless to mention that all gamers need to be cautioned against the overuse of online games at the expense of other physical activities.”Based on the overall theme of the report, the launch was followed by a panel discussion wherein experts like Fatima Agarkar (Leading Educationist & Founder – KA Edu Associates), Ms. Ishita Pateria (Counselling Psychologist & Founder – State of Mind), Mr. Lokmanyu Chaturvedi (Pro Gamer),  and Mr. Dibyojyoti Mainak (General Counsel, MPL) gave insights on advantages of digital sport games, gaming methodologies used in teaching,  enhancement of life skills, mental aptitude, lowers stress, better hand – eye coordination, critical thinking and  psychosocial skills through gaming etc.Expressing his views, All India Gaming Federation, CEO, Mr. Roland Landers said, “The proliferation of digital infrastructure, high-speed internet and growing technology have led to a tremendous growth in the online gaming industry. There are an estimated 300 million mobile gamers in India. The number of digital gaming companies has also seen a rapid rise. In digital sports gaming players like Mobile Premier League (MPL) and First Games from the PayTM stable taking the lead in driving growth in this sector”As opposed to the popular notion experts from diverse fields have mentioned that there are definite advantages of digital sports gaming. Just as physical exercises help in reinforcing and improving one’s muscles, Digital Sport Games can also help indulge one’s brain in constant stimulation, thus enhancing their cognitive skills. Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update last_img read more

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A cheap dividend growth stock I’d buy for my ISA before February!

first_img Image source: Getty Images 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 copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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 own shares in Barratt and Taylor Wimpey and believe that buying shares in Bellway (LSE: BWY) is also a great idea. Fresh trading numbers are to be released on Friday, February 7 and judging from the slew of positive updates from across the sector of late, I reckon its share price could gain serious ground.Not that the FTSE 250 firm has been struggling on that front of late. Bellway has soared 36% in value over the past six months and just hit fresh record highs above £40 per share. But the company is still dirt-cheap despite these rises, the business trading on a forward P/E ratio of just 10 times. Its 3.8% corresponding dividend yield also dices the UK mid-cap average of 3.3%.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…Another strong surveyThis is a ridiculously low valuation, in my opinion. You’d think these cyclical firms would be loaded with short-to-medium-term risk as Brexit uncertainty constrains economic growth. Yet the scale of the UK’s homes shortage means that demand for newbuild properties continues to rip higher.And this was evident in Bellway’s latest update of mid October. Back then, it advised that revenues rose almost 9% in the 12 months to July 2019, driven by record completions, which stood at 10,892 homes (up 6% year on year), and solid home price growth (up 3% to £291,968).The strength of first-time buyer demand continues to drive demand for Bellway and its rivals’ product. And latest English Housing Survey illustrates this point perfectly. This showed the number of 25-34-year-olds who own their own home in England rose to 41% in 2018-2019, putting to an end a decade of annual decline.Good news!Macroeconomic and political uncertainty may be a drag on the broader housing market, but lending conditions for first-time buyers have never been better.Rock-bottom interest rates have created a broad swathe of attractive mortgage products, and intense competition lending among lenders have brought the cost of borrowing down further. The Help to Buy purchase incentive provides an added sweetener for those looking to buy their first home too. Financial assistance from ‘The Bank of Mum and Dad’ is also going from strength to strength, allowing those first-time buyers to raise sizeable deposits.Newsflow for the housebuilders is also getting more and more encouraging. The Conservatives’ emphatic victory at last month’s general election has already released plenty of pent-up demand from property buyers and could continue to do so. And recent inflation data suggests that the Bank of England will have plenty of breathing space to cut interest rates again.Right now, City analysts expect Bellway’s earnings to slip 7% year on year in the fiscal period to July 2020. This looks overly pessimistic, in my opinion. I fully expect some significant forecast upgrades once those fresh trading numbers come out next month. Royston Wild owns shares of Barratt Developments and Taylor Wimpey. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild | Sunday, 26th January, 2020 | More on: BWY A cheap dividend growth stock I’d buy for my ISA before February! Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Royston Wild “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

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Saving for a deposit? Two shares I’d put my savings in

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img 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. chris231 owns shares of British American Tobacco. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever. 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. See all posts by Christopher Ruane Owning a home is a dream many people have. But saving for a deposit on a mortgage often takes time. I wouldn’t pile up cash in a low interest bank account. Instead, I’d prefer to put my savings to work until I had enough to fund a deposit.I’d do that by putting the money into some shares. But I’d be careful to choose what I thought were reliable names.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…A choice to grow income over several yearsIt can take several years to save enough for a home deposit. I’d want income during that time to help increase my total return. I would likely go for a strong income pick.I like British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS) for income, though it won’t be suitable for ethically focussed portfolio. With a yield above 7%, the Rothmans and Lucky Strike owner is one of the higher yielding shares in the FTSE 100 index. That should allow me to collect substantial payouts in coming years and help my saving for a deposit. The company hasn’t cut its dividend for over 20 years. That gives me more confidence that the dividend will be sustained.Even during difficult economic times, its core tobacco business tends to hold up fairly well. In the first half of 2020, for example, it managed a 0.8% increase in revenue in the face of the pandemic. The share price has fallen in recent years and is now a quarter below its high from the past year. If it keeps moving about, it could still go lower. But over the longer term, I see BAT as undervalued. So I would hope that the current share price might even grow in the next few years. Meanwhile, the juicy dividends would help me build my savings.A share I’d buy for growth while saving for a depositIncome would help my savings grow. But some capital growth would also be welcome. That would help me reach my savings target faster.One share I’d consider buying for its growth potential is Unilever (LSE: ULVR). The company produces a stable of household consumer goods brands such as Persil, Dove, and Domestos. Such staples tend to have reliable long-term sales. I expect additional pandemic-related demand to drive higher than usual growth on hygiene brands such as Domestos in coming years. I like the shares as a growth pick but they also yield over 3%, with quarterly dividend payouts.That income could also help my savings. I’d hope the dividend record would continue during my ownership. But my main focus would be on the potential for Unilever’s share price to grow over time. The shares are about 10% down on their year high. They trade on a price-to-earnings ratio of around 19. I don’t think that is cheap. But with the expected growth in Unilever’s hygiene portfolio and a progressive dividend policy, I am optimistic that the shares will continue to grow in value in the coming years.Dripping money into those two shares over time, I’d expect my saving for a deposit to produce visible rewards as the cash piled up. Christopher Ruane | Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 | More on: BATS ULVR Saving for a deposit? Two shares I’d put my savings inlast_img read more

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Injured Muliaina and Slade to be replaced by Gear and Donald

first_img He may have reached 100 test caps for the All Blacks, but Mils Muliaina is out of the RWC, along with Colin SladeAll Blacks backs Mils Muliaina and Colin Slade have been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup after suffering injuries in last night’s 33–10 Quarterfinal win over Argentina in Auckland.All Blacks Doctor Deb Robinson told a media conference today that scans had revealed that Muliaina, who played his 100th Test for the All Blacks last night, had suffered a fracture in his left shoulder, while Slade had suffered a partial tear to his left adductor.Wellington wing Hosea Gear and Waikato first five–eighth Stephen Donald have been called into the squad and will join the All Blacks in Auckland tomorrow ahead of this weekend’s Semifinal match against Australia. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS New Zealand’s All Blacks fly-half Colin Slade (L) leaves the field next to New Zealand’s All Blacks full back Mils Muliaina during the 2011 Rugby World Cup quarter-final match New Zealand vs Argentina at the Eden Park in Auckland on October 9, 2011. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images) All Blacks Coach Graham Henry told the media conference: “They are obviously very disappointed that they have both got tournament–ending injuries … and they are very disappointed to be leaving the group at this stage of the tournament.  It’s a very difficult situation.” Dr Robinson said: “Mils hurt his shoulder right at the end of the first half last night and had to be replaced at halftime.  It doesn’t require any further treatment, it doesn’t require an operation.  He will get better completely and it will probably take six to eight weeks.”“As far as Colin Slade is concerned, unfortunately just with the timing of the injury we don’t have long enough to rehabilitate him to be able to take any further part in the tournament.”last_img read more

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Kuressaare Beach House / Asum Arhitektid

first_imgCopyAbout this officeAsum ArhitektidOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKuressaareHousesEstoniaPublished on September 04, 2010Cite: “Kuressaare Beach House / Asum Arhitektid” 04 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/76139/kuressaare-beach-house-asum-arhitektid Clipboard ArchDaily Estonia Architects: Asum Arhitektid Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Kuressaare Beach House / Asum ArhitektidSave this projectSaveKuressaare Beach House / Asum Arhitektid CopyHouses•Kuressaare, Estonia Kuressaare Beach House / Asum Arhitektid Photographs Houses Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Asum Arhitektid+ 12 Share “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/76139/kuressaare-beach-house-asum-arhitektid Clipboard Photographs:  Asum ArhitektidText description provided by the architects. This is the fourth beach house in the last 170 years of Kuressaare resort. The building situated between the gulf and one of the best remained fortresses in the region – Kuressaare Castle demanded architectural solution that keeps clear the views to the surrounding. Choosing the method of construction concrete was the best way to give the building its postcard like memorable shape, durability and resistance to stormy autumn weather. There are three functional units of space under the concrete roof accommodating life guard, youth activity center and a beach bar as well as toilets and shower rooms. As the sea level rises usually once in a decade the house structure is single shelled covered with diagonally bent steel cladding and timber. The concrete structure can be seen separately, so the next 170 years architects could modify the three boxes or anything else under the roof but the roof itself hopefully stays.Save this picture!© Asum ArhitektidThe concrete structure consists of the roofplate, four posts and floorslabs connected with the posts supporting the boxes. As the construction site is mostly artificial the solid surface- a limestone plateau was 2m under the floor level – the posts are placed directly on the limestone plateau and the floorslabs between the posts are pictorially sligthly off the ground. The building is in an urban area, in a public beach, but there are no ohther buildings in a 250m radius. Kuressaare has much to offer for those interested in architecture – historical and modern. During the last decade lots of new buildings, spa hotels and residences are made by the well known architects in Estonia.Save this picture!© Asum ArhitektidProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Harrow / WORDArticlesBjarke Ingels: Kazakhstan, Rio de Janeiro, NY and moreArticles Share 2010 “COPY”last_img read more

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Living on the Edge / Arjen Reas

first_imgLiving on the Edge / Arjen ReasSave this projectSaveLiving on the Edge / Arjen Reas Architects: Arjen Reas Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/82455/living-on-the-edge-arjen-reas Clipboard 2010 Photographs Houses Photographs:  Kees HagemanText description provided by the architects. This project is a private assignment for an entrepreneur from the city center, and the question was posed, how could the family find peace on the edge of that same city. The site located where the city and open planes meet, and therefore has an obvious recognition that cannot be ignored. In the earlier times people here used to work with shapes for houses that were pure and plain, haystacks were used as a cover for the roofs and the walls where made out of stones and a clay plaster. Save this picture!© Kees HagemanThe architect was challenged to fuse together traditional ideals with a contemporary house design, a cubistic shape placed in a desolate landscape, where all urban feeling is gone when you look at the surroundings. Contemporary rural living was chosen as a project to mix the two in pure form. New Dutch Design When working with pure forms it’s also important to look at simplicity, durability and expression. The mix of two very different but recognizable materials in the Dutch landscape results in a both a modern and traditional structure. The fine texture of the haystacks in combination with the smooth white plaster surfaces a house is formed that is very modern and traditional at the same time. The compactness of the haystacks gives optimal protection against the elements. Save this picture!© Kees HagemanThe interior successfully combines natural materials creating something unique. By designing a natural interior certain tranquility arises throughout each room and now there is also room left for the residents to restyle their space continuously. One of the priorities while designing this house was to provide the residents with a magnificent view of the scenic landscape. This was successfully done within each room in the house. Daylight falls deep into the house and lights up the space within and gives it a dynamic character during the day, while by night the house radiates its light to its surroundings and thereby marking its position in the landscape. Save this picture!© Kees HagemanLay-out Via the slope residents can park their car in the basement, where there are also two extra storage rooms and an entrance to go up by stairs and enter the main living space with a beautiful open kitchen where all the modern comforts are integrated in. When walking through this open space towards the large transparent slide doors, you immediately get pulled to go into the garden. Here you can sit and relax or walk on the plateau to oversee the whole landscape. Save this picture!© Kees HagemanThe main entrance is surprisingly spacious and with its transparent separation with the kitchen a lot of light is coming in. Here you can enter the scullery, toilet, wardrobe or walk straight up the stairs to the second level. On this level you can go to the main bedroom, the second bathroom and three other bedrooms. In the master bedroom the residents can choose to go and have a spacious shower or to go and take a bath before or after going to bed. When sitting in bath or lying in bed, you still have a great open view at the landscape.Project gallerySee allShow lessNew Look for the Winter GardenArticlesIJhal Competition Winner / Wiel Arets ArchitectsArticles Share ArchDaily Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© Kees Hageman+ 17 Share “COPY” Living on the Edge / Arjen Reas ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/82455/living-on-the-edge-arjen-reas Clipboard CopyAbout this officeArjen ReasOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZoetermeerHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on October 20, 2010Cite: “Living on the Edge / Arjen Reas” 20 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream The Netherlands CopyHouses•Zoetermeer, The Netherlands Area:  744 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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first_img Howard Lake | 20 December 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis LJHN About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Home Prices Won’t Drop Anytime Soon

first_img April 4, 2017 2,147 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer and editor based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has worked for various newspapers, magazines, and publications across the nation, including The Dallas Morning News and Addison Magazine. She has also worked with both the Five Star Institute and REO Red Book, as well as various other mortgage industry clients on content strategy, blogging, marketing, and more. Home Prices 2017-04-04 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Home Prices The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home Prices Won’t Drop Anytime Soon Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Aly J. Yale Home prices are up, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon—at least according to the recent Housing and Mortgage Market Review released by Arch MI on Tuesday.The report, which presents a state- and metro-level Arch MI Risk Index based on economic and housing market data, showed the likelihood of overall housing price decreases across all U.S. states and major cities at just 4 percent over the next two years. Last year, likelihood of pricing declines was 5 percent and two years ago, it was at 8 percent.The Risk Index showed risk for pricing drops was relatively stable across the country, with only minor changes in some of the heavy coal-, oil-, and gas-producing regions.”The vast majority of housing markets across the nation remain healthy and are projected to stay that way through 2018,” said Dr. Ralph G. DeFranco, Global Chief Economist for Mortgage Services of Arch Capital Services Inc. “Looking back at 2016, home prices grew 6 percent and rose in all 50 states.”According to the report, no single state had more than 50-percent chance of housing price drops over the next two years. This means home price growth will likely continue—and on a sweeping scale.“This year, conditions are in place for home prices to grow faster than incomes as a result of a tightening job market, still relatively low interest rates, tight supply, and an overall shortage of housing,” DeFranco said.If pricing declines do happen, they’re most likely in North Dakota, which had a 38 percent change of declines), Wyoming (36 percent), and Alaska (31 percent). All three are currently plagued with weak employment and low home sales, the report stated.At a metro level, areas most likely to seeing price drops were: Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Houston, Texas; Birmingham, Alabama; and Little Rock, Arkansas. Oklahoma City has the highest chances with 21 percent.The report also included a section on millennials, particularly whether they’re really flocking to more urban areas like everyone seems to assume.“It turns out that the percentages of millennials choosing to live in cities, suburbs, and rural areas are about the same as for the overall population,” the report stated. “The main obstacle to urban living for this group is likely the cost—few people starting their careers can afford to live in close-in areas (where housing costs have been rising fast for decades.)”Arch MI releases its Housing and Mortgage Market Review quarterly. To view the full report, visit ArchMI.com/HAMMR. Previous: Shaping the Future of Housing Policy Next: The State of Household Debt and Homeownership in America Home / Daily Dose / Home Prices Won’t Drop Anytime Soon Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Democratic Candidates’ Views on Affordability

first_imgAndrew Yang, Democratic presidential candidate, announced his withdrawal from the presidential race Tuesday night. Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang announced the end of his campaign trail in New Hampshire Tuesday evening as primary results in the state were being tallied. “I am the math guy, and it’s clear from the numbers we’re not going to win this campaign,” Yang said. “So tonight I’m announcing that I am suspending my campaign.” In looking at the math, it is unlikely any remaining Democratic candidate will feel much of a shift in support upon Yang’s exit. His poll numbers were relatively low, and many of his supporters reported they had been uninvolved with politics prior to Yang’s campaign, according to the New York Times. Yang, like many of the Democratic candidates, addressed several housing-related concerns in his campaign. In fact, housing is such a key issue for this presidential race, that moderators have even questioned candidates about affordable housing during the Democratic presidential debates, which is a first, according to an article from City Limits. Yang had plans to address homelessness, new construction, and zoning laws.  Yang attributed part of the nation’s current affordable housing woes to so-called NIMBY (not in my backyard) laws that hinder new construction and the creation of affordable housing. Yang planned to take aim at local zoning laws that unnecessarily blocked affordable housing. Former candidate Sen. Kamal Harries (D-California) partnered with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-California) to introduce the $107 billion Housing is Infrastructure Act in November 2019.According to CNBC, the bill would invest the $107 billion: $70 billion toward the Public Housing Capital Fund to build and renovate public housing.$10 billion into the Community Development Block Grant to be spent on eliminating zoning requirements and “other requirements that limit affordable housing development,” according to the text of the bill.$6 billion for housing for the elderly, people with disabilities, or Native Americans.Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) pledged in November 2019 to create a Tenant Protection Bureau as part of her previously announced $500 billion affordable housing plan. According to Senator Warren, the Bureau will be modeled after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).“Before the financial crash, I came up with the idea for a consumer financial protection agency—a new federal agency dedicated to protecting American consumers. I fought for that agency, helped build it from scratch, and now the CFPB has returned nearly $12 billion directly to consumers scammed by financial institutions,” Warren said, according to The Hill.He planned to promote alternative housing options such as micro-apartments and communal living in urban areas. Yang also focused heavily on veteran homelessness and had multifaceted plans to address and prevent homelessness among the nation’s veterans. One of Yang’s most notable proposals was his “Freedom Dividend,” a universal basic income. He proposed providing Americans with $1,000 per month, regardless of work or income status. While this policy is not housing-specific, it would certainly help Americans, especially low-income Americans, to afford housing and other basic living needs. Addressing zoning and land-use laws has the potential for major impact on housing supply, according to researchers from the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center. Two researchers said in December that several Democratic candidates’ housing plans were on the right track but that their plans could use a little “fine-tuning.” Michael Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren have all also mentioned zoning laws in their plans for addressing affordable housing.  Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. 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A5 campaigners want final stretch to go through Donegal

first_img Previous articleFire service tackles house blaze in LetterkennyNext articleHouse prices in Donegal still falling – daft.ie News Highland Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North A5 campaigners want final stretch to go through Donegal Google+ News Pinterest The Chairperson of the Alternative A5 Alliance has backed calls for any upgrade of the A5 to finish around Strabane, with the final leg of the improvements to be brought through Donegal.John Dunbar says with most traffic on the route heading for the cityside of Derry, it seems impractical to bring the new dual carriageway to Newbuildings.He says bringing the road through Donegal would seem to make more sense, particularly if a new bridge is needed………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/a5monday.mp3[/podcast]center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – October 1, 2012 Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestlast_img read more

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