Global Daily Fantasy Sports completes Playgon purchase

first_img Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Software supplier Global Daily Fantasy Sports has completed its acquisition of live dealer games supplier Playgon Interactive in a deal worth $9.5m. Software supplier Global Daily Fantasy Sports has completed its acquisition of live dealer games supplier Playgon Interactive in a deal worth $9.5m.Announced in December last year, the deal will see Global expand its footprint out of the daily fantasy sports sphere and into the live casino market.Guido Ganschow, the president, chief executive and principal shareholder of Playgon, will join the Global board as part of the acquisition agreement.“Live dealer is an exciting technology and I am thrilled to add this innovative next generation IP to our portfolio of digital content we can take to the market,” Global chief executive Darcy Krogh said.“In my opinion, this is the best-suited technology that compliments the land-based gaming industry’s transition to digital. Guido and his team have built a fabulous mobile product that is scalable and versatile in its application to pursue opportunity in both the real money and social gaming verticals.”Read the full story on iGB North America. 22nd June 2020 | By contenteditorcenter_img Topics: Casino & games Strategy Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Global Daily Fantasy Sports completes Playgon purchaselast_img read more

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Kurwitu Ventures Limited (KURV.ke) HY2019 Interim Report

Kurwitu Ventures Limited (KURV.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Kurwitu Ventures Limited (KURV.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kurwitu Ventures Limited (KURV.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kurwitu Ventures Limited (KURV.ke)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKirwitu Ventures Limited is a financial services institution offering Sharia-compliant investment products in Kenya for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. It is the first company to be listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange which targets Islamic investors. Kirwitu Ventures Limited was founded to provide investment management services and was re-positioned in 2012 as a vehicle for Sharia-compliant investments through a restructuring programme. The company focuses primarily on investments in the agricultural sector which is the top foreign exchange earner for Kenya. It does invest in non-agricultural ventures that meet the key Sharia Compliance Test and have the potential to post an attractive return on capital. Kirwitu Ventures Limited is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Kirwitu Ventures Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange read more

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West Texas: Camp Capers grows veggies and size

first_img By Mike PattersonPosted Sep 16, 2014 Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Camp Capers summer intern Victoria Schnaufer leads campers on tour of vegetable garden. Photo: Mike Patterson[Diocese of West Texas – Waring, Texas] A visit to the dining hall at Camp Capers could find a table set with linguini con le vongole. Or maybe andouille and chicken creole pasta with peppers, mushrooms, carrots, onion and a blackened Cajun cream. Or even lemony roasted shrimp with butternut squash and edamame sage orzo served with roasted asparagus, grape tomatoes and avocado with Dijon vinaigrette.That’s for adults. What about the kids?“Chicken nuggets,” Chef Justin Stokes said with a shrug.Stokes is in his fourth year as chef at Camp Capers, the Hill Country camp and retreat center owned by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. And since his arrival, he has been creating a wide assortment of menus to please varied palates ranging from preparing 200 meals three times a day for the chicken nugget and pizza crowd of youngsters and teenagers at summer camp to adults attending a spiritual retreat who appreciate a gastronomic delight.“If they haven’t been to Camp Capers before, they arrive thinking they’re going to get camp type food,” Stokes said. “Instead, we serve them a nice meal, a good sauce, properly cooked veggies. They’re blown away.”“Farm to table. That’s what people want,” he said. With such temptations, even the teenagers begin breaking down to appreciate better food — more salads, more organics and more vegetables, Stokes said.Raised on a nearby sustainable farm, Stokes attended culinary school in Austin and then worked at several restaurants before joining the staff at Camp Capers as chief chef. It was a perfect opportunity.“It’s where I grew up,” he said. “It’s a little more in touch with people. I have a lot of liberty with my menus. I can cook a meal and then see them eat it.”In addition to summer camp activities, Camp Capers also hosts events throughout the year for groups ranging from Sunday evening dinner parties to December Christmas dinners to even staff meetings for area businesses. Some like what they find and visit “multiple times a year,” even returning with still more groups.The reason? “It’s cheaper and better food than anybody else provides in the area,” Stokes said.One German heritage organization requested that Stokes prepare nothing but German food – and left him with rave reviews. “They said it was better than anything they got in Germany,” he said. “We gained three additional bookings just from that group.”“In fact, all of our bookings have increased and the numbers in the groups have increased. It’s a word of mouth type thing. Camp Capers is kind of like a B&B now,” he said.A notable addition to the food fare is the supply of fresh organic vegetables such as tomatoes, lettuce, herbs, okra, even edible flowers grown on site in a new garden.Funded by private donations, the garden was planted in early May. “We held a men’s retreat before the summer programs began,” he said. “We got them to do some planting.”During the summer months, the kids help out in the garden as summer interns use the garden as a backdrop to connect campers with the outdoors and the spiritual. Plus, they learn that produce doesn’t grow in the local supermarket.“The garden has so many metaphors,” says camp director David Griffin.Summer intern Victoria Schnaufer, a natural history and forestry major from Sewanee University, has even invented a game that involves using the garden as a metaphor.“It’s growing through the phases of my life,” Schnaufer said. “We always go back to the soil. God’s always there to fall back on.”She also encourages campers to talk to the plants in the garden. “One girl talked to awatermelon and by the end of the day it was ready to harvest,” she said.The point? “Talk to God to grow,” she said.The harvest is utilized in salad bars “to save a little money,” Stokes said. What’s not used is offered to parents for a donation when they pick up their children from camp. Plus, they can also find jars of Stokes’ homemade pesto.The spring garden is just the beginning, Stokes said. He plans to “go big” with a fall garden, and next year, hopes to organize a cooking from the earth program, focusing on nature, wild plants and edibles.Another new aspect of Camp Capers is the acquisition of an adjacent 108 acres, more than doubling the size of the 80-acre campus.“This is truly a historic and significant moment in the life of the Diocese of West Texas,” Bishop Gary Lillibridge said in announcing the acquisition. “These additional acres provide us, and those who will come after us, incredible opportunities to expand our ministries and retreat offerings in many ways, both known and unknown.”Purchased in the fall 2013, the property is currently being used for primitive camping at nine sites scattered across the property. The sole improvements consist of fire pits built during a men’s retreat.During campouts, a chaplain leads an outdoor chapel program, though eventually the hope is to build a worship space with log benches, stone altar and perhaps a pavilion. The property is also being offered to other groups such as Boy Scouts seeking a place to hone their outdoor skills.Bordered by the cypress lined Guadalupe River, the property enables campers to put in a kayak, canoe or tube and float down to the original Camp Capers outpost.“We’re somewhat bursting at the seams,” Griffin said. “We saw a lot of potential having that retreat area. It was very appealing to us.”Both Bishop Lillibridge and Suffragan Bishop David Reed credit Camp Campers as helping in their formation as youngsters, and some on the current staff are considering entering the ministry themselves.“Camp Capers is a very holy place,” Griffin said. “Since the Diocese doesn’t have a cathedral, Camp Capers is kind of the cathedral for the diocese.”— Mike Patterson is a San Antonio-based freelance writer and member of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Blanco, Texas. 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Energy neutral youth housing at the Port of Aarhus / TERROIR +…

first_imgEnergy neutral youth housing at the Port of Aarhus / TERROIR + Cubo ArkitekterSave this projectSaveEnergy neutral youth housing at the Port of Aarhus / TERROIR + Cubo Arkitekter Engineer:Moe & Brødsgaard A/SContractor:C.C. ContractorCity:AarhusCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of CUBO Arkitekter + TERROIRText description provided by the architects. 7 floors of stacked small flats for students surrounds an access atrium space, defined by a color scheme that changes from yellow to bright red at the top floors – in contrast to the stark concrete facings inside and out.  Save this picture!Floor PlanThe yellow access area is extracted to the exterior and the red is likewise exposed on the roof terraces. In the panoptical interior the changing of the colors are reflected in guards and railings. Save this picture!Courtesy of CUBO Arkitekter + TERROIRThe cubic form of the building is an integral part of the energy-efficient design. It ensures a very compact volume with the best possible views for all residents.  Save this picture!SectionBy including the atrium in the body of the building and heating it to 20 °C a minimum surface area of the building is ensured and thus significantly less energy is used for heating. The building is oriented with one corner facing south, thereby practically achieving two south facades and no direct north facade – this way the passive solar energy is used to its maximum and makes the largest possible contribution to the building.Save this picture!Courtesy of CUBO Arkitekter + TERROIRProject gallerySee allShow lessMelnikov House Listed As Cultural Heritage SiteArchitecture NewsPeter’s House / Craig Steely ArchitectureSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Grete Løchtes Gade 7, 8000 Aarhus C, DenmarkLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Energy neutral youth housing at the Port of Aarhus / TERROIR + Cubo Arkitekter Apartments ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of CUBO Arkitekter + TERROIR+ 14 Share Denmark ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/487764/energy-neutral-youth-housing-at-the-port-of-aarhus-cubo-arkitekter-terroir Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: Troldtekt Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_descriptioncenter_img Architects: Cubo Arkitekter, TERROIR Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Projects Area:  2500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/487764/energy-neutral-youth-housing-at-the-port-of-aarhus-cubo-arkitekter-terroir Clipboard Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2013 CopyApartments•Aarhus, Denmark CopyAbout this officeTERROIROfficeFollowCubo ArkitekterOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsAarhusWoodResidentialHousingDenmarkPublished on March 20, 2014Cite: “Energy neutral youth housing at the Port of Aarhus / TERROIR + Cubo Arkitekter” 20 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?奥尔胡斯港口的青年节能公寓 / CUBO Arkitekter + TERROIR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 streamlast_img read more

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Park Slope Townhouse / Resolution: 4 Architecture

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•New York, United States CopyAbout this officeResolution: 4 ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNew YorkOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on February 28, 2020Cite: “Park Slope Townhouse / Resolution: 4 Architecture” 28 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934600/park-slope-townhouse-resolution-4-architecture Clipboard Park Slope Townhouse / Resolution: 4 Architecture United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934600/park-slope-townhouse-resolution-4-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Area:  5000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Lutron, Accurate, Blanco, DuPont, EDEL GRASS, Miele, NanaWall, Schlage, Speakman, Subzero/Wolf, WASCO Skylights, Wittus, Zuma, Graf Brothers, HandiLift, Juno, Omega Panel Products, Parex-GroupDesign Team:Colin Murtaugh, AIA; Terrence Seah; Jessica WilcockCity:New YorkCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Resolution: 4 ArchitectureRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. This new construction, five-story townhouse is home to a young family of four. The façade combines brick, speaking to the neighbors; a cedar rainscreen; and black aluminum panels. Maintaining an indoor-outdoor connection throughout was important to the clients, so despite the narrow 25-foot lot, each floor opens to exterior spaces. Concurrently, maintaining a comfortable level of privacy from the street and neighbors was also critical.Save this picture!© Eric Soltan PhotographyThe garden level houses a mudroom, guest bedroom and playroom that open to the backyard, where turf tiles create a maintenance-free lawn and weathering-steel bamboo planters provide privacy. Up the exterior stair, a water wall screens from the neighbors the dining terrace, which opens to the double height living space on the main level.Save this picture!SectionA custom teak sofa, flanked on one side with an aquarium for the owner’s salt-water fish, defines the sunken living room. Opposite the sofa, black steel shelving holds media equipment and a fireplace. A wall of custom teak cabinetry stitches together the living spaces, provides storage, and stretches up to the mezzanine level to create a sofa pod for movie watching. The curving, white Corian island grounds the main level and includes a breakfast banquette at one end.Save this picture!© Eric Soltan PhotographySave this picture!Floor plansSave this picture!© Eric Soltan PhotographyIn an effort to make vertical living feel natural, an open tread stair, made from structural Parallam lumber, stitches the levels together. The treads wrap a black steel-clad wall that runs through all five stories like a skewer. The stair’s openness allows for light, air and sound to pass between floors, and the landings feel like a part of the living spaces, enhancing connectivity between levels.Save this picture!Courtesy of Resolution: 4 ArchitectureThe mezzanine level opens to the living area below and a balcony facing the street, wrapped in a cedar slats for privacy. A study is tucked in corner with a built-in desk looking out a corner window. On the third floor, two kids’ bedrooms have large south-facing windows while the master bedroom opens to a private balcony on the north side with sliding glass doors. Save this picture!Courtesy of Resolution: 4 ArchitectureOn the top floor, which serves as an art studio, the façade steps back to preserve the street’s cornice line. This setback creates terraces on either side of the studio and helps maintain privacy. A solid parapet wall shields sightlines from the street and neighbors without inhibiting views of Park Slope beyond.Save this picture!Courtesy of Resolution: 4 ArchitectureOperable windows throughout and the open stair allow for both stack and cross ventilation. Practically, incorporating lots of glazing raises questions about energy efficiency. In response, radiant heating efficiently heats the whole house, and is broken into many zones, which allows levels that aren’t always in use to be controlled separately. EIFS (exterior insulation and finish system) and insulated metal panels provide continuous insulation at the building envelope, helping to reduce heating and cooling loads. A solar canopy shades the upper roof terrace and helps offset the home’s electrical loads. Additionally, daylighting fulfills lighting needs most days, and all lighting is LED, helping to lower electricity usage. On the roof terraces, light colored pavers help minimize the heat island effect.Save this picture!© Eric Soltan PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessMon Repos Turtle Centre / KIRKSelected ProjectsCasa Carmela / Fae + NOMADASelected Projects Share Park Slope Townhouse / Resolution: 4 ArchitectureSave this projectSavePark Slope Townhouse / Resolution: 4 ArchitectureSave this picture!© Eric Soltan Photography+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year:  Photographs:  Eric Soltan Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects 2018 Architects: Resolution: 4 Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

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Portantino’s Bill to Improve Healthcare Access for Autism Spectrum Disorder Patients Approved by Senate Committee

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Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Make a comment Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News As a Pasadena business owner providing intensive treatment for children with autism, I am so thrilled to see this article summarizing the great work of our own Anthony Portantino to champion access to treatment. This bill will allow families to get the specific treatment approach their doctor recommends for their child. Currently, insurance companies insist on an outdated myth that there is only one approach to treatment that has research evidence! Parents seeking treatment that fits their child’s particular needs and their doctor’s recommendation are routine denied insurance coverage. Portantino’s SB 562 will fix this situation! Thank you for the tireless service of our equity-minded legislators! An identical 2019 bill by Portantino sailed through the Senate and Assembly, but was vetoed by Governor Newsom at the last possible moment. This year we are hoping for the Governor’s support of this access to treatment bill. Community News Portantino’s Bill to Improve Healthcare Access for Autism Spectrum Disorder Patients Approved by Senate Committee STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 4:44 pm 2 thoughts on “Portantino’s Bill to Improve Healthcare Access for Autism Spectrum Disorder Patients Approved by Senate Committee” Senate Bill 562, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Pasadena), passed the Senate Human Services Committee Tuesday. The measure will eliminate barriers to help patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) access Behavioral Health Treatment (BHT) in California.“SB 562 will increase healthcare access to many autistic patients in California,” Portantino said in a prepared statement.“Statistics tell us that 1 in 59 children born today are diagnosed with autism. Early intervention is the key to helping these children live up to their potential and health insurance coverage for behavioral health treatment is critical. Research has proven that children with autism greatly benefit from behavioral health treatments and show remarkable progress,” Portantino statement read. “By expanding the types of qualified state certified coverage, this bill will allow children to receive the treatment their physician has prescribed in a timely manner.”Current law requires that health insurance companies cover all physicians or psychologists prescribed medically necessary, evidence-based BHT for ASD. Due to a loophole in the law, patients with ASD are being denied coverage for physician and psychologist prescribed evidence-based BHT. In some cases, coverage is only being offered for one form of BHT.Additionally, a shortage of network providers has created a six to twelve month wait list for BHT services.SB 562 will eliminate the existing statutory obstacles and require health insurance coverage for all forms of medically necessary, evidence-based BHT for Californians with ASD without diminishing consumer protections. The measure expands the number of qualified professionals by authorizing already State certified professionals to administer BHT within their professional competence, thereby reducing or eliminating the waiting list for services.SB 562 also details the requirements for a Qualified Autism Service Paraprofessional to insure health insurance coverage, including background checks to protect California children. The measure will protect the interests of California consumers and the state by closing the loopholes in the law and ensuring that every Californian is covered.“The DIR/Floortime Coalition of California wants to thank Senator Portantino for his ongoing leadership and support on behalf of California families,” said Andrea Davis, President of the DIR/Floortime Coalition. “Senate Bill 562 will help Californians with autism receive the treatment prescribed by their physician treatment that they both need and deserve. For too long Californians on the autism spectrum have only been covered for one type of behavioral health treatment. This legislation will correct that and allow Californians to receive the physician-prescribed, medically necessary, evidence-based treatment approach selected specifically for them. Not all Californians with autism are alike. They deserve a treatment approach chosen for their specific circumstances and needs. Treatments chosen specifically for the client will allow them to achieve their full potential and lower costs for the state, for the insurance company, and for the family. We are happy to support this much needed legislation.”SB 562 is sponsored by the DIR/Floortime Coalition of California. Supporters of the bill include: Center for Developmental Play and Learning, Cherry Crisp Entertainment and Productions, Child Development Institute, Dr. Barbara Stroud, Clinical Psychologist, Fresno City College, Greenhouse Therapy Center, Holding Hands Pediatric Therapy and Adult Services, NeuroRelational Framework Institute, Positive Development, Professional Child Development Associates, Stanford University Schwab Learning Center, the Washington Elks Therapy Programs for Children, INC., and Touchstone Family Development Center. Thrilled families will have more choices that honor individual differences! So proud of Dr. Andrea Davis at Greenhouse Therapy and all the other supporters of this bill to advocate for families. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

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Rising Home Equity Gives Housing Market a Lift

first_img Home Equity Housing Market NAHB Negative Equity 2015-12-11 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Senate Votes to Extend Foreclosure Safeguard for Servicemembers Next: Mortech Mortgage Pricing Technologies Now Integrated with Calyx Point Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago December 11, 2015 2,172 Views Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Rising Home Equity Gives Housing Market a Lift Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago While many factors contribute to the overall health of the housing market and economy, home equity is providing a major boost to the overall position of U.S. households.A recent report from the Financial Accounts of U.S. and analysis from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) found that household holdings of real estate reached $21.826 trillion in the third quarter of 2015, up $1.365 trillion from $20,461 trillion from last year.In addition, the reports showed that home mortgage debt outstanding totaled $9.460 trillion in the third quarter of 2015, up $78.0 billion from last year during the same time.The government report also found that mortgage debt increased 1.6 percent at an annual rate.The NAHB analysis concluded that because household-held real estate grew at a much faster pace than the total amount of mortgage debt outstanding, this means that home equity among consumer grew.According to the Financial Accounts of the U.S., home equity totaled 12.366 trillion in the third quarter of 2015, up 11.6 percent year-over-year, and is now 56.7 percent of household real estate.The amount of underwater mortgages in the U.S. continues to decline, but is not fully helping the housing market on the road to recovery, particularity in many large markets that were heavily impacted during crisis times.The negative equity rate nationwide fell in the third quarter to 13.4 percent of underwater borrowers, down from last quarter’s percentage of 14.4. One year ago, 16.9 percent of homeowners owed more on their home than it’s worth, Zillow’s Negative Equity Report showed.”Negative equity has become almost an afterthought in a handful of the nation’s hottest markets, but is holding back the recovery in dozens of large markets nationwide,” said Dr. Svenja Gudell, Zillow’s Chief Economist.She added, “Despite steady declines in negative equity, many cities are still facing tight inventory, especially among entry-level homes. Those homes that are available are often not in demand and stay on the market for a long time. This can be extremely frustrating for buyers and sellers alike, as they come face to face with the difficult side effects of negative equity.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: Home Equity Housing Market NAHB Negative Equity About Author: Xhevrije West Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Rising Home Equity Gives Housing Market a Lift The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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Councillor walks out of Buncrana chamber in row over report delay

first_img Google+ Councillor walks out of Buncrana chamber in row over report delay A Buncrana Town councillor has walked out of today’s monthly meeting in protest at delays in reports being provided to elected members.Councillor Peter Mc Laughlin said he left the meeting in protest, claiming he has been waiting 5 months for a report on the land deal agreed last year by the county council and the IDA.He says that deal favors Letterkenny.Councillor Mc Laughlin says the delay in the report is holding up other business of the council:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/pete530.mp3[/podcast] Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Newsx Adverts Previous articleCllr Terence Slowey “breached ethics guidelines” – SIPONext articleReport into Cllr Slowey expenses likely to come before council News Highland Facebook Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly center_img Twitter Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – April 13, 2011 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

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Donegal Senator calls for independent assessment of Irelands wind energy policy

first_img Google+ By News Highland – April 10, 2014 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH News Facebook Previous articleFarmers from Donegal, Derry and Tyrone travel to Omagh for conference todayNext articleControversial traffic lights switched back on at LYIT News Highland Pinterest Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has repeated his call for an independent assessment of Ireland’s wind energy policy, saying it’s not right that the Department of Energy is evaluating its own policy.Senator O’Domhnaill says given the amount if money that is spent subsidising the sector, there needs to be an independent, objective and scientifically based cost benefit analysis of wind farms in Ireland.He told the Seanad this week that a recent study found that excessive grants, subsidies and tax breaks make wind farms an expensive and inefficient way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.However, he says, Minister Pat Rabbitte refuses to address the issue………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/brod830.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal Senator calls for independent assessment of Irelands wind energy policy Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

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‘Make Representation Before Concerned Authorities’ : Karnataka HC To Doctor Seeking Directions To Use ‘Pulse Oximeter’ For COVID Test

first_imgNews Updates’Make Representation Before Concerned Authorities’ : Karnataka HC To Doctor Seeking Directions To Use ‘Pulse Oximeter’ For COVID Test Mustafa Plumber13 April 2021 7:05 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has asked a Doctor, who had approached the court seeking directions to use pulse oximeter in detecting Covid-19 cases and avoid unwanted swab tests, to approach the concerned authorities with an appropriate representation.A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar on going through the prayers said “Since most of the prayers made in the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has asked a Doctor, who had approached the court seeking directions to use pulse oximeter in detecting Covid-19 cases and avoid unwanted swab tests, to approach the concerned authorities with an appropriate representation.A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar on going through the prayers said “Since most of the prayers made in the petition relate to policy matters, it will be appropriate if the petitioner makes a representation to the concerned authorities who are empowered to take policy decisions on the subjects.”It concluded by saying “We are sure that considering the issue of COVID-19, the concerned authorities will look into the said representations at the earliest and will take appropriate decisions.” The petition filed by DR. CHETAN KUMAR N.G a Pulmonologist had sought directions to the state government and Union government for the use of Pulse Oximeter and to avoid conducting unwanted swab tests, containment zones, seal downs, Night Curfew, etc and to develop a scientific approach in handling the pandemic and avoid unwanted chaos, fear, stigma in the community. Further, respondents are directed to provide necessary protection such as mandatory health insurance of all including Below Poverty line and Above poverty line. Issue appropriate orders or directions to the respondent to strengthen Primary Health Care centers/taluks/district hospitals in and around Bangalore and rest of Karnaaka to ensure hospitals in Urban areas are not overburdened in future. Other relief sought included directions to monitor the 6th respondent (THE KARNATAKA STATE PHARMACY COUNCIL) and its members from appointing a committee to ensure that the pharmacist from black stocking any kind of medicines. Respondents, to fix scientifically the bills of Government Scheme cases and make sure the right medications and care are given to such patients referred to the Private Hospitals. Finally, to direct respondents to advise media and news channels to telecast positive news and not create panic among the public.”Click Hear To Download/Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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