Spending hits ten-year low in households

first_imgTuesday 30 November 2010 8:17 pm Spending hits ten-year low in households KCS-content Share whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ FAMILY spending in the UK has fallen to a ten year low, according to government figures released yesterday.The average weekly spend dipped to £455 per household last year, down from £471 in 2008, said the Office for National Statistics (ONS).The figures reflect households tightening their belts amid recession, as the economy shrunk by five per cent in 2009.Yet spending in London remained considerably higher than in other UK regions. The average household in the capital spent £552.30 per week between 2007 and 2009, over £90 higher than the British average.Households in the rest of the south east were close behind, spending £523.90.The north east was the region with the lowest weekly spend, averaging out at just £387.20.The high costs of London living were largely attributed to spending in the housing, fuel and power category. Londoners’ spending on these items was 48 per cent higher than people in the rest of the country.Despite the London effect, spending was higher among people living in rural areas. The average countryside households spent around £50 more per week than its counterparts in towns and cities. The editor of the report, Giles Horsfield, said that cuts in interest rates may actually have reduced some spending. “Higher expenditure on housing related costs such as rent, electricity and gas were offset by lower spending on mortgages,” he said.The results are based on the Living Costs and Food Survey (LCF) of 6,000 households across the UK.The fall in spending for 2009 mirrored data released on Monday by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). The independent watchdog listed household consumption for 2009 as 3.3 per cent down on the previous year.Yet the figures provide hope that spending for 2010 will bounce back. The OBR estimate a 1.1 per cent jump in household consumption for this year, an upward revision of 0.8 per cent from the projection made in June’s emergency budget.The OBR forecast consumption growth of 1.3 per cent in 2012, rising to 2.1 per cent by 2014. whatsapplast_img read more

Canada: Bishop Mark MacDonald to receive Queen’s Jubilee Medal

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald. Photo: Marites N. Sison[Anglican Journal] On Saturday, Feb. 2, the Anglican Church of Canada’s first national indigenous bishop, Mark MacDonald, will receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal at Queen’s Park, Toronto.Created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne as Queen of Canada, the medal honors Canadians who have made significant contributions and achievements to the country.MacDonald is being recognized for his “spiritual leadership while serving Aboriginal communities and his contributions to environmental awareness of Canadians,” said New Democratic Party Member of Parliament Craig Scott (Toronto-Danforth), who nominated MacDonald. MacDonald will join 29 other community leaders who will be awarded the medal by Scott. Each Member of Parliament was given 30 medals to present to outstanding constituents in their communities.“I am very blessed and surprised to receive this honor and very grateful to Craig Scott for his nomination,” said MacDonald in an interview. “It means a lot at a number of levels to me, some very personal, but, most importantly, recognizes and honors the vision of the elders for the future of the People of the Land.”MacDonald was nominated “for his unique role of leadership on behalf of First Nations and Inuit communities in their work towards reconciliation with, and self-governance within the Anglican Church and Canada itself,” added an announcement from the national church’s indigenous ministries department.He has also been “reminding all Canadians of the unique historical relationship colonizers and First Nations forged and must again work together to find the path to a promising future for generations of Canadians to come,” the announcement stated.MacDonald was appointed the Anglican Church of Canada’s first national indigenous bishop in 2007, described by then primate, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, as a “historic moment” in the life of the church and the country. His position was also described as “a rarity in Anglican tradition” — a bishop who is pastor to a group of people irrespective of where they live, rather than to residents of a geographic diocese. In Canada, only the Bishop Ordinary to the Armed Forces is in a parallel position.Prior to his appointment, MacDonald served as bishop of the U.S. diocese of Alaska, and assisting bishop of Navajoland Area Mission with the U.S.-based Episcopal Church.Before his ordination to the episcopate, he was canon missioner for training in the Diocese of Minnesota and vicar of St. Antipas’ Church, Redby, and St. John-in-the-Wilderness Church, Red Lake, Red Lake Nation.He has served on the board of the Indigenous Theological Training Institute; the faculty of Leadership Academy for New Directions; and as a trustee of the Charles Cook Theological School in Tempe, Arizona.A non-status Indian, MacDonald has native ancestry through both his mother and his father, and said he grew up among the Ojibway people.Born in 1954 to Blake and Sue Nell MacDonald, he has a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies and psychology from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, a master’s degree in divinity from Wycliffe College in Toronto and has completed post-graduate work at Luther-Northwestern Theological Seminary in Minneapolis.He and his wife, Virginia Sha Lynn, have three children: Rose May Li, Brenna Li and Adrian Blake. 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May God bless you and your family abundantly.God BlessTony Marshall Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Comments are closed. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab last_img read more

House in Komae / Makoto Yamaguchi Design

first_imgArchitects: Makoto Yamaguchi Design Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Japan ArchDaily House in Komae / Makoto Yamaguchi Design House in Komae / Makoto Yamaguchi DesignSave this projectSaveHouse in Komae / Makoto Yamaguchi Design 2007 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Projects CopyHouses•Komae, Japan “COPY” Photographs “COPY” Save this picture!© Daici Ano+ 18 Share 2007 Year:  Year:  photographs:  Daici AnoPhotographs:  Daici Ano Save this picture!© Daici AnoRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – Tango Save this picture!© Daici AnoThe site, which is shaped like a flagpole, is completely surrounded by neighboring houses and their garden trees along its periphery. The garden trees give the site a rather preferable impression and the “flagpole” gateway that separates the main site from the public street creates an exceptionally tranquil atmosphere. Save this picture!Floor PlansThe neighborhood, however, is dominated by old houses, which are likely to be transformed into more modern apartment buildings at any time. Therefore, the design concept is intended to maintain the living environment of residents without the effects of sudden changes in the surroundings.Save this picture!© Daici AnoA piano room with acoustic issues and private rooms are located in the basement. Four well-lit spot gardens allow daylight into the basement while reflecting it on the curved wall of the vertical vault, creating a quiet and calm atmosphere that is perfect for a basement intended for private use. Save this picture!© Daici AnoThe living room on the ground floor is always lit behind the intermittently visible curved wall by openings facing the exterior walls and spot gardens. A sense of continuing depth lends enchantment to the house. As long as the windows let daylight into the building, the attractiveness of the interior space will not be diminished by any change in the neighboring environment.A mixture of sizes, shapes, and daylight produced by the unconfined combination of spot gardens and curved walls continues into the depth, altering the impression bit by bit. A series of slightly and vaguely shifting changes in atmosphere creates a harmonious sense of both segmentation and unity of space at this residence.Project gallerySee allShow lessChinquihue Stadium / Cristian Fernandez ArquitectosSelected ProjectsConstruction Trailer Transformed Into Small Dwelling / Karel VerstraetenSelected Projects Share Area:  272 m² Area:  272 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMakoto Yamaguchi DesignOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKomaeHousesJapanPublished on March 30, 2014Cite: “House in Komae / Makoto Yamaguchi Design” 30 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse 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 »Save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 streamlast_img read more

PayPal adds fundraising app to Facebook

first_img  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In addition friends can copy your badge to their Facebook page and encourage their friends to donate. The app includes a reporting tool listing all those who have put the badge on their page. Tagged with: Digital Facebook PayPal has added a new application to Facebook that lets users select an organisation and then encourage their friends to support it with an online donation. The ‘app’ lets you create a customised badge which accepts PayPal donations securely. Advertisement Howard Lake | 31 January 2008 | News You can now donate via PayPal’s app on Facebook AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis PayPal adds fundraising app to Facebook 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Indiana Crops Need Nitrogen Now

first_img Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Facebook Twitter Name Sym Last Change Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Weather Improves, Crops Do NotNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minor Changes in June WASDE Report STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe SHARE Indiana Crops Need Nitrogen NowAs northern Indiana fields begin to dry out and soils warm up, it is becoming clear that the crops need some help. Mary Gumz with DuPont Pioneer says most fields are going to need an application of nitrogen to get back on track, “If your corn is yellow, your crops will definitely benefit from an application of nitrogen.” She said, in some cases, the excessive rains have leached the nitrogen out of the field, but, in other cases, the wet weather prevented proper application in the first place.Gumz told HAT services like Encirca can help determine how much nitrogen has been lost, “We can model how much nitrogen is still left in your soil based on your application, the timing, rate, soil type, and form of the application.” She also urged growers to do some visual inspections of their crops to determine how capable they are to take up the fertilizer.Gumz added that most crops are running behind in development and that accurately determining what growth stage your crop is in is important. The plants may be short but may actually be further along than they look. This is vital when considering a post emergence application of herbicide. “We are 2 or 3 leaf stages behind where we normally are. In Northwest Indiana, only about 10% of the corn is tasseling right now,” she stated.She added a nitrogen application this late in the growing season can still be beneficial. Newer hybrids are capable of utilizing nitrogen much later in the season than older hybrids, “Crops produced after 2005 can take up about 35% of their nitrogen between tasseling and grain fill.” She added, if a grower can get a nitrogen application on now, the crop will respond during pollination.Gumz urged quick action on applying nitrogen, but also warned about running equipment on fields that are still too wet to support the equipment. She said it is a bit of a balancing act. All quotes are delayed snapshots Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Crops Need Nitrogen Now By Gary Truitt – Jul 6, 2015 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Indiana Crops Need Nitrogen Nowlast_img read more

Candidate Conversations: Paige Shiring

first_imgBehind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week TAGSSGATCU Linkedin Linkedin TCU 360 Staff ReddIt 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Twitter TCU 360 Staff Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Facebook Previous articleEpisode 204 – NBA playoff strikeNext articleCandidate Conversations: Gabby Douthitt TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU 360 Staff TCU 360 Staff printPaige Shiring, the candidate for SGA president, discusses altering her platform initiatives due to COVID-19, making all students feel like they belong on campus and removing eligibility requirements to run for SGA positions.Interview conducted by Benton McDonaldProduced by Kai GradyKeep listening: Candidate Conversations: Gabby Douthitt TCU 360 Staff Facebook Twitter Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Pantone: Color of the year 2020 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special ReddIt + posts last_img read more

Business reporters now being harassed in Turkey

first_img Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Media independence Council of EuropeFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Wikimedia Commons Follow the news on Turkey RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by the number of business reporters who are being prosecuted in Turkey. One, Cengiz Erdinç, was going on trial today in a case brought by the Turkish state-owned bank Ziraat, while two Bloomberg correspondents will go on trial in September in connection with their coverage of last year’s currency crisis.It seems as though almost all subjects are now off limits for the media in Turkey. Covering the economy is certainly getting more dangerous. In a trial opening in Istanbul today, Erdinç is facing a possible jail term for a story for the daily newspaper Yurt in 2016 in which he reported that Ziraat’s New York branch had been forced to stop providing banking services to individuals as a result of an investigation by the US financial authorities.Contrary to established legal procedure, the Turkish judicial authorities gave the go-ahead for the Ziraat lawsuit without getting approval from the banking authorities first.This hearing comes just days after another criminal court in Istanbul agreed to indict Bloomberg reporters Kerim Karakaya and Fercan Yalınkılıç on charges of seeking to “destabilize the economy” at the height of the Turkish financial crisis in August 2018 by reporting evidence of banking panic about a fall in the Turkish lira that was “without precedent since 2001.”The indictment names 36 other people, including the journalists Mustafa Sönmez, Merdan Yanardağ and Sedef Kabaş, for tweeting about the article. All are facing up to five years in prison under Turkey’s law on financial markets in a trial due to get under way in Istanbul on 20 September.Covering financial issues has always been difficult under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan but these prosecutions represent a new escalation. Many investigative journalists have been prosecuted in the past over their corruption reporting, but now it is basic business and economic reporting that is being targeted. Previously, it was unusual for journalists to be prosecuted under Turkey’s banking and financial markets laws.“Turkey has nothing to gain by burying its head in the sand,” RSF Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu said. “On the contrary, reliable information, transparency and restoration of the rule of law are the surest way to inspire confidence in investors. The general interest would be best served by ending these prosecutions and respecting the work of journalists.”As the rule of law is steadily dismantled in Turkey, the situation of its media has become increasingly precarious, especially since a coup attempt in July 2016. Ranked 157th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, Turkey now holds the world record for the number of professional journalists in prison. News Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit June 20, 2019 Business reporters now being harassed in Turkey TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Media independence Council of EuropeFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment April 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Appeal court upholds photographer’s conviction

first_img October 15, 2020 Find out more UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia March 18, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal court upholds photographer’s conviction Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Receive email alerts to go further Organisation News More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Uzbekistan February 11, 2021 Find out more News A Tashkent appeal court yesterday upheld photographer and documentary film-maker Umida Akhmedova’s conviction on charges of slandering and insulting the Uzbek people. Her lawyer, Sergei Mayorov, tried without success for three hours to convince the court that her conviction by a lower court on 10 February was illegal.They said after the hearing that they would take the case to the supreme court or the prosecutor general’s office, which would their last chance to appeal.————————-10.02.2010 Relief at release of photographer but revulsion at hypocrisy of justice system Reporters Without Borders voiced relief at the release today of photographer Umida Akhmedova but expressed dismayed at the “extremely dangerous precedent” set by the Tashkent court which found her guilty of “slander” and “insulting the Uzbek people”.The court convicted her only two days into her trial but immediately released her on the grounds that she was eligible under an amnesty that was declared last August.“We are above all relieved, but it would have been the unbelievable height of absurdity if she had been put in jail for her artistic work”, said the organisation after the verdict against the photographer and filmmaker.She had been accused of denigrating her country in her work focusing on poverty and the condition of women and faced up to three years in prison under Articles 139 and 140 of the criminal law. The charges related in particular to her collection of photos entitled “Woman and Man: From Dawn till Night” and a film about the burden of marriage customs entitled “The Weight of Virginity”.“By finding the photographer guilty, the Uzbek justice system has however set an extremely dangerous precedent. How many times must it be said that Umida Akhmedova did her work with talent and courage and is not guilty of anything? Her conviction, even in principle, is unacceptable”, the organisation said.“The hypocrisy of this verdict reflects the schizophrenia of the regime which is keen to break out of its international isolation, but repressive and paranoid towards its own citizens. The international community must get it to choose”, Reporters Without Borders concluded.————————————– New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term May 11, 2021 Find out more 04.01.2010 – Photographer who showed Uzbek reality to be tried for “insulting the people”Reporters Without Borders condemns the upcoming trial of photographer and documentary film-maker Umida Akhmedova as an absurd and flagrant violation of free expression that is all the more disturbing for having unleashed an all-out campaign of nationalist and conservative hysteria.Two months after being summoned for the first time to a Tashkent police station, Akhmedova was officially notified on 23 January that the authorities had completed their investigation and would soon try her in connection with her work showing women and poverty in Uzbekistan. She is accused of slandering and insulting the Uzkbek people under articles 139 and 140 of the criminal code – charges that carry a maximum sentence of three years in jail.The authorities have focused on her documentary “The Burden of Virginity” and a collection of 100 photos called “Woman and Man: From Dawn till Night.” Showing individuals and scenes from daily life, the book was published in 2007 with support from the Swiss embassy’s gender equality programme.“This is the first time in Uzbekistan that a documentary filmmaker is going to be tried for films and photographs which, furthermore, are about subjects that are not political but social and ethnographic,” freelance journalist Aleksey Volosevich wrote in a recent article.The prosecution case file includes the supposedly “scientific” analysis of Akhmedova’s photographs that a group of “experts” released on 13 January. In Soviet-era prose, the report accuses her of presenting a deliberately distorted picture of Uzbekistan that emphasizes the negative aspects.Reporters Without Borders is amazed by the absurdity and bad faith of the report’s arguments: “Ninety percent of the photos were taken in isolated and under-developed Uzbek villages (…) Why does she not show nice places, modern buildings or prosperous villages?” At another point, Akhmedova is accused of “trying to portray Uzbek women as victims (…) giving the impression that Uzbekistan does nothing but housework (…) describing Uzbeks as barbarians.”The persecution of Akhmedova was taken to a new stage by the “Current Affair” talk-show on the main public TV station two evenings ago. After screening extracts from her documentary, the programme showed guests denigrating her work and calling for her to be given the severest sentence for “offending the national traditions and sentiments of the Uzbek people.” Quoting President Islam Karimov at length, participants also described her work as part of “an information war waged against the country.”Since Uzbekistan gained independence in 1991, a nationalist rhetoric glorifying an identity based on myths and traditions has been used instead of a communist discourse to legitimise President Karimov’s autocratic regime. No discussion of the country’s social problems is permitted and the regime seems to be using Akhmedova as a scapegoat to whip up paranoia and perhaps to appease a conservative and religious segment of the population which is itself persecuted. By branding Akhmedova as agent of destabilisation in foreign pay, the authorities are making it clear that any debate about Uzbek society is unthinkable.Nonetheless, civil society exasperation with the repeated attacks on civil liberties has begun to make itself felt in an unprecedented manner for a country that is such a police state (see this RFE/RL report on the reactions to journalist Khayrullo Khamidov’s arrest). In Akhmedova’s case, a broad campaign of support is under way and a petition has been launched on her behalf that has been relayed by the news agency, Radio Free Europe and many international NGOs.The International Association of Art Critics has appealed to the Uzbek authorities to acquit Akhmedova while art critics in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan have even issued a scathing alternative report disputing the findings of the official “expert” report and ironically calling for its authors to be tried for “lack of professionalism, incompetence (…) and ignorance, liable to discredit the Uzbek justice system.”In a recent charm offensive targeted at the international community, President Karimov said he was determined to promote democratisation and went to so far as to criticise the “compliant” parliament and the “tame” press. It is time for him to turn these words into actions.Links:- Watch Umida Akhmedova’s documentary- Sign the petition- A statement by the OSCE Newslast_img read more

Jury finds man guilty of robbing bank in 2017

first_img Jury finds man guilty of robbing bank in 2017 Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter TAGS  Facebook Bobby Jackson Chavez.jpg An Ector County jury found a 41-year-old man guilty of a 2017 robbery of First Basin Credit Union, an Ector County District Attorney’s press release detailed. Bobby Jackson Chavez Jr. was found guilty Tuesday afternoon of robbery and sentenced to nine years in prison with a fine of $2,500, the release stated. Ector County Assistant District attorneys William Prasher and Rikki Earnest prosecuted the case, while Kevin Acker defended Chavez. Chavez reportedly walked into the bank on Golder Avenue on May 30, 2017, and handed a note to a teller demanding money, a previous Odessa American article stated. Chavez reportedly ran out of the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Local NewsCourts WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleWildfire in Big Bend_1Next articleJuneteenth Celebration Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

The Housing Market Crash: A Retrospective

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago August 22, 2018 2,997 Views Tagged with: Borrowers Credit Access Credit Profile Delinquencies Foreclosures Home Purchases Home Sales Homeowners Lenders Lending loans mortgage Mortgage Balances TransUnion Previous: SunTrust Gets the All Clear from NMS Monitor Next: Navigating Risk and Reward Home / Daily Dose / The Housing Market Crash: A Retrospective The Housing Market Crash: A Retrospective  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. 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But a decade later, much has changed in the consumer credit marketplace, most notably and overtly in the mortgage sector, according to the Q2 2018 Industry Insights Report by TransUnion that looks at the meltdown’s effect on consumer access to credit and the relationship they have with it.“From a credit perspective, the financial crisis of 2008 was—and hopefully will remain—one of the most trying times in Americans’ lives,” said Matt Komos, VP of Research and Consulting for TransUnion’s Financial Services business unit. “Ten years later, we have some historical perspective on the repercussions from that period, and fortunately for the overall economy, consumers are generally in a much better place today.”According to the report, changes in consumer and lender behavior are most evident in the mortgage industry. The proliferation of subprime mortgage lending in the mid-2000s, among other market factors, led to massive increases in the percentage of borrowers 60-plus days past due,” the report stated. Serious delinquency peaked above 7 percent in 2010, but at the end of Q2 2018, the serious mortgage delinquency rate was 1.67 percent.In the ensuing decade, tightening, then expanding, access to credit combined with technological innovations to give consumers more options for borrowing, the report stated. As a result, Komos said, “we have seen a rebound in originations across all products since hitting their lowest respective levels from the crisis.”Originations, he said, “have rebounded from a low observed in Q1 2014, but are still down relative to 2008. The downward shift was driven by a large reduction in subprime lending due to lender contraction immediately following the crisis.Komos said recent growth in mortgages is mostly coming from the lowest-risk consumers. “There are more super prime accounts in 2018 than there were in 2008, though account volume has reduced for every other risk tier,” he said. “Most recently, however, we have started to observe lenders providing greater credit access across the full risk spectrum, compared to the period 2010 to 2015, as the economy and housing market have recovered.”According to TransUnion, the subprime share has actually dropped by 25 percent since 2008.Also, the report stated, origination volumes are up across risk tiers but have increased most noticeably for prime and prime-plus consumers.“Together, consumers in these two risk tiers have taken a lot of share from other risk tiers in terms of both accounts and balances,” Komos said. “More specifically, 41 percent of personal loan balances sat in these tiers in 2008, while 53 percent now sit with these tiers today.” Joe Mellman, SVP and Mortgage Business Leader at TransUnion, said declines in the mortgage delinquency rate are “largely a result of the better credit quality of recent homebuyers and a housing market which has seen sustained price appreciation.” Still, Mellman said, homeownership rates continue to remain far below recent historical averages. “The homeownership rate reached approximately 70 percent at the beginning of the decade,” he said, “but has since declined, maintaining 64.2 percent since Q3 2017. Those consumers making home purchases tend to be taking on larger loans, as seen by the continued rise in average debt per mortgage borrower.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morganlast_img read more