Mortgage approvals slump

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Mortgage approvals slump Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapp The number of loans approved for buying houses fell in August to its lowest since the housing market trough in 2009, industry data showed yesterday, suggesting housing market weakness is set to continue.Mortgage approvals are a good indicator of house price trends around six months down the line, and the figures chime with data from the central bank earlier this week showing approvals levels at a 16-month low.The British Bankers’ Association (BBA), whose members account for about two-thirds of mortgage lending, said mortgage approvals fell 22.3 per cent on the year in August to 31,767. This was down from 34,219 in July and the lowest since April 2009, when house prices were at their lowest ebb.The BBA also said that net lending to non-financial businesses continued to fall and was down by £1bn in August. Net consumer credit lending remained flat.The figures are likely to reinforce concern among Bank of England policymakers that tight lending conditions may hold back Britain’s economic recovery.Recent surveys show house prices have started falling again and analysts said a rise in the number of properties being put up for sale would also weigh on the market. center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com Thursday 23 September 2010 7:59 pm whatsapp KCS-content Sharelast_img read more

Bullish corporate results bolster FTSE

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com THE FTSE rose healthily today and though it gave back some of the gains in the afternoon it closed in the black, up 1.18 per cent or 65.10 to 6,050.80.Banks boosted trading as conditions in the eurozone continued to stabilise, while Burberry was in demand after releasing excellent third-quarter results that showed revenues rose 27 per cent in the three months to December 31. A raft of positive corporate earnings and a strong session in Asia gave investors confidence and pushed the index above the 6,050 mark throughout the day. “Today’s gains are as much about investors bargain hunting stocks in the UK that had suffered three days of falls as investors becoming more optimistic about company earnings,” said Joshua Raymond, market strategist at City Index.“It’s been a good news day and investors have lapped it up by buying into risky asset classes such as mining and energy firms.”Burberry topped the blue chip leader board, up 5.29 per cent to 1,115.00p after it forecast full-year profit at the top end of market expectations.“ARM Holdings is also rising again after being upgraded to a “buy” from “neutral” by Goldman Sachs,” said Michael Hewson, market analyst at CMC Markets. Petrofac, which supplies services to oil companies, gained 4.14 per cent to 685.00p after it announced a $1.2bn (£750m) contract win in Algeria. It is to help develop gas fields for In Salah Gas, a venture made up of BP, Algeria’s state-owned Sonatrach and Norway’s Statoil.Miners remained strong, led by Kazakhmys, which was lifted 3.03 per cent to 665.00p. Rio Tinto also rose 1.49 per cent to 4,450.00p after it said it had produced record volumes of iron ore last year as Chinese demand soared, causing price hikes.Among the fallers, Essar Energy lost the most ground, down 4.39 per cent to 533.00p after issuing a $500m convertible bond, which diluted its shares.Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline also continued to fall, losing almost two per cent to close at 1,181.50p after its announcement on Monday that a £2.2bn legal charge would wipe out its fourth-quarter profits.Among the mid-caps, housebuilder Taylor Wimpey jumped 8.39 per cent to 38.10p after a bullish trading update and admitted it has had several approaches for its North American business, which it hopes to sell soon. Property companies Barratt Developments (up 4.61 per cent to 101.00p), Persimmon (up 5.37 per cent to 459.10p) and St. Modwen Properties (up 5.03 per cent 179.70p) joined it in the top ten risers in sympathy on its positive outlook.Equipment rental group Ashtead climbed 6.97 per cent to 170.30p after it announced it had ended its bid interest in Lavendon, which rejected its 115p per share offer.And spread better IG Group slumped by 7.23 per cent to 481.00p after it revealed it had taken a £143.1m write-down from its Japanese business, which has been hit hard by regulatory changes. After a three-day holiday, US markets saw initial enthusiasm dampened by Citigroup, which reported lower-than-expected earnings despite recording a $1.3bn profit. “After the bell we have key earnings releases from technology companies Apple and IBM with Apple’s impending results being overshadowed by yesterday’s news about CEO Steve Jobs taking a leave of absence for health reasons. “Earnings are expected to come in around $5.39c a share while IBM earnings are expected to come in with estimates around $4.08c,” Hewson said.The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 50.55 points, or 0.43 per cent, at 11,837.93; the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index finished up 1.78 points, or 0.14 per cent, at 1,295.02; and the Nasdaq Composite Index closed up 10.55 points, or 0.38 per cent, at 2,765.85. whatsapp Share alison.lock Bullish corporate results bolster FTSE Tags: NULL Tuesday 18 January 2011 4:50 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgJapanThey ended up as the losing side, but Japan still deserve high praise for their performance against Wales in Cardiff. Juan LeguizamonThe Argentine replacement gave away the crucial penalty which Greig Laidlaw kicked to steal a 19-16 win for Scotland at BT Murrayfield.With Scotland pressing through the phases, Juan Leguizamon flung himself at the feet of the ball carrier and referee Ben O’Keeffe awarded a penalty for a no-arms tackle. Laidlaw made no mistake from the tee and Argentina were doomed. The Saints Camille LopezHe could have been a hero for France as, with his team trailing 25-23, Camille Lopez attempted a match-winning drop-goal. Instead he is a villain as his kick from just over 30m out went wide and the Wallabies hung on for the win. Catch him if you can: Semesa Rokoduguni on the attack for England. (Photo: Getty Images)Semesa RokoduguniThe England wing won the Man of the Match award for scoring two tries in his team’s 58-15 win over Fiji and making a major nuisance of himself in attack and defence.Two years after Semesa Rokoduguni was given his first cap by former England boss Stuart Lancaster, he was recalled by current England chief Eddie Jones for his second Test appearance.Rokoduguni repaid Jones in style, making a break in the opening minutes which helped set up the first England try for Jonathan Joseph, then scoring a try of his own 13 minutes into the match.He added another try midway through the second half and although he had failed to stop the man mountain that is Nemani Nadolo when he crashed over for Fiji’s first try after 32 minutes, there weren’t many blots on Rokoduguni’s copybook.He made 139m with the ball in hand, beating six defenders and making six clean breaks. He put in ten successful tackles too (the best tally among the England backs), though Joe Launchbury topped the tackle count with 14. Carlo CannaThe Italy fly-half kicked the match-winning penalty in his team’s astonishing 20-18 triumph over South Africa.Thrashed 68-10 by New Zealand last week, Italy bounced back in style and Carlo Canna kicked two conversions and the crucial 65th minute penalty to bring home the bacon.Italy’s tries were scored by Andries van Schalkwyk, from a rolling maul, and Giovanbattista Venditti, while Edoardo Padovani kicked a penalty. Major plaudits also go to Italy’s new coach Conor O’Shea. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS High and not handsome: Malakai Fekitoa tackles Simon Zebo. (Photo: Inpho)New Zealand’s high hittersThe All Blacks put in too many head high tackles during their 21-9 win over Ireland. Malakai Fekitoa was sin-binned for his high challenge on Simon Zebo in the 49th minute and he was certainly not the only culprit. Yes, strong defence is essential in Test-match rugby, but aggression must stay on the right side of the law.Fekitoa will face a citing panel this week along with Sam Cane, who knocked out Robbie Henshaw after just 11 minutes of the match. Referee Jaco Peyper and his team of officials were happy that it was an accidental clash, as Henshaw spun into the tackle. but Cane has been cited since the match.Peyper incurred some Irish wrath when he refused to use the Television Match Official to determine if all the passes in the lead-up to New Zealand’s third try were legal. Beauden Barrett’s offload to TJ Perenara and Perenara’s pass to Fekitoa both looked like they might have been forward, but when Ireland skipper Rory Best asked Peyper to take a look, the referee said he and his assistants were happy.With 15 minutes left to play and the scoreline still tight, it might have been better to double check. WalesThere are Sinners all over the Wales team after their dreadful performance in their 33-30 win over Japan. Wales head coach Rob Howley admitted: “Japan deserved to win. Whilst we have come away with a win, it certainly felt like a loss,” and criticism rained down on the men in red after a plodding, indecisive showing.Former Wales full-back Gareth Thomas is usually a positive pundit, but even he was critical on BBC’s Scrum V show. “The speed of our game was too slow. I don’t want to see the nine putting his foot on the ball and standing, waiting for a bus.”Thomas also criticised the selection for being too conservative. “Sam Davies came on and probably did more in ten minutes than Gareth Anscombe had done for the whole 70.”Among the Sinners is Liam Williams, who was sin-binned for blocking Akihito Yamada as the Japan wing tried to chase his own kick up to the try-line. Williams could have joined Alex Cuthbert in chasing back to try to beat Yamada to the ball, but instead he tried a cynical block and didn’t get away with it.Gareth Anscombe threw a horrible, careless pass in the vague direction of Cuthbert only for Yamada to pounce on the loose ball and run in from his own half to score a try which left Japan trailing just 14-13 at half-time.A complete lack of urgency in defence allowed Kenki Fukuoka to score a try which made it 24-20 with 26 minutes to go and Japan tied the scores at 30-30 when Liam Williams was turned over and Kotaro Matsushima turned defence into attack, which resulted in a try for Amanaki Lotoahea.Cuthbert butchered a fabulous try-scoring chance when he chased a brilliant kick from Sam Davies up the left and let the ball slip away as he slid over the line with it. Cuthbert was left sitting with his head in his hands in disbelief. Chance gone: Alex Cuthbert knocks the ball on right on the line. (Photo: Huw Evans Agency)The Sinnerscenter_img Akihito Yamada and Kotaro Matsushima caused Wales huge problems in attack, making 116 and 113m with the ball in hand respectively. Amanaki Lotoahea and Amanaki Mafi also had Wales back-pedalling, while No 8 Mafi was the top tackler in the match with 18.Attacking intent: Amanaki Mafi caused Wales all kinds of problems. (Photo: Getty Images)Tevita KuridraniThe Australia wing scored arguably the try of the weekend, fending off France flanker Charles Ollivon and acrobatically touching the ball down one-handed with his body in mid-flight, over the touchline.That third try in as many games for Tevita Kuridrani put Australia ahead and they managed to hold out sustained France attacks and hang on for the win.Premiership starsThere was a full Aviva Premiership programme this weekend and among the players who produced match-winning performances for their clubs was Stephen Myler, who kicked all Northampton’s points in an 18-17 win at Worcester Warriors.Will Chudley scored the bonus-point try for Exeter Chiefs in the last five minutes as they won 32-19 at Newcastle Falcons, while Freddie Burns scored ten points and created a try for Owen Williams as Leicester beat Harlequins 25-6.Gloucester, who have miss-fired badly in the Premiership this season, pulled off the surprise domestic result of the weekend, beating high-flying Wasps 36-18. Tries by Richard Hibbard, Mark Atkinson, Matt Scott, Charlie Sharples and Henry Purdy gave the Cherry and Whites only their second Premiership win of the season. All smiles: Eddie Jones has plenty to be happy about. (Photo: Getty Images) Oh no! Sean O’Brien shows his frustration at the missed chances. (Photo: Inpho)Sean O’Brien and Josh van der FlierIreland went in search of a winning double over New Zealand and were still in the game at half-time, trailing just 14-6.Malakai Fekitoa was then sin-binned for a high tackle on Simon Zebo and Ireland put together a good period of pressure, enjoying 80% possession in the first 20 minutes of the second half. England, Scotland, Italy and Australia all had winning smiles, Ireland, Argentina and South Africa tasted defeat and although Wales were victorious, they had little to shout about. Waiting game: Sam Davies watches his drop-goal head for the posts. (Photo: Getty Images)Sam DaviesWales’s replacement fly-half spared some of his country’s blushes when he kicked the drop-goal which gave them a 33-30 win over Japan in Cardiff.But Wales still attracted a huge amount of criticism for an error-strewn, lacklustre performance against a team they should expect to beat comfortably.There were just seconds to go when Davies was teed up after the Wales forwards had trucked the ball up into the 22. He nailed the kick from about 30m out in front of the posts and so stole the victory, but it was a bitter-sweet win for Wales. Grinning Greig: Laidlaw celebrates after landing the winning penalty. (Photo: Getty Images)Greig LaidlawThe Scotland skipper kicked 14 of Scotland’s points in their 19-16 win over Argentina, including a last-gasp penalty which gave them the win.Greig Laidlaw converted Sean Maitland’s try from the touchline and landed four penalties. He missed with one potentially match-winning penalty, which bounced back off the upright, so he could have been a Sinner not a Saint. The same goes for Finn Russell, who put a drop-goal a fraction wide.However, Laidlaw found the target when it mattered most and the win puts Scotland up to eighth place in the World Rugby rankings – a useful place to be as the World Cup seedings will be taken from the rankings in May. Eddie JonesThe England boss has guided his team to 11 straight wins in his first year in charge, but it is not just that success on the field which makes him a Saint. I have sat in countless post-match press conferences in 17 years of doing this job and Eddie Jones brings a fun factor which other England bosses couldn’t manage, even when they were winning.He sat beaming at the top table after Saturday’s 58-15 win over Fiji and refused to criticise England for conceding three tries. Instead, he got the assembled media chuckling with his unique turns of phrase – some achievement considering he had riled them a couple of days before by delaying his team announcement.Here are some of his most positive and funny lines from Saturday night:“It was a really good performance. If you look at their World Cup record from last year, to score 58 points against Fiji is outstanding.”“We dropped off at certain times, but it is difficult when you race away to a big lead to maintain that intensity.”Soap star? Eddie’s East Ender Kyle Sinckler. (Photo: Getty Images)“We are not going to play the perfect game – you play the perfect game and you can retire.”“We are only 11 games into what we have started here. We are only just getting out of the shallow end.”“Leone Nakarawa is the LeBron James of rugby. He can do anything. It’s quite incredible, the skills he has.”“ Young Sinckler, out of East Enders, did alright for us too! He showed he can run the ball. He’s got amazing acceleration.” They tried to breach the defence from attacking lineouts several times, but individual errors cost them dear.Sean O’Brien spilled the ball with the try-line beckoning after a superb lineout take from Jamie Heaslip. Then, a few minutes later, Josh van der Flier tried an over-ambitious offload to Andrew Trimble off the floor when he was just five metres from the line. If van der Flier had recycled the ball Ireland might have been able to maintain the momentum, but instead Julian Savea snaffled it, the All Blacks cleared the danger and went on to win 21-9.last_img read more

Agriculture Must Be Prioritized for COVID-19 Vaccine

first_img By American Farm Bureau Federation – Mar 24, 2021 Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Agriculture Must Be Prioritized for COVID-19 Vaccine Facebook Twitter The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the Biden administration to prioritize agriculture for the COVID-19 vaccine. In a letter sent to the administration today, AFBF President Zippy Duvall called for the elimination of barriers to vaccine access for America’s farmers and farmworkers.“We fully appreciate and support that our nation’s heroic first responders, medical professionals, the elderly and caretakers, along with other vulnerable individuals, clearly have the highest priority for vaccination,” President Duvall wrote. “As new COVID-19 vaccines are approved and ready for distribution, we encourage the administration to support granting priority vaccine access to employees across the food and agriculture supply chain. This prioritization would ensure that planting, harvesting, processing, and distribution of human and animal food can continue to ensure our grocery shelves and food pantries remain stocked.”The administration recently directed states to prioritize vaccines for teachers. AFBF’s request that similar action be taken for agriculture is consistent with the recommendations of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations, and the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendations.“Like all Americans, we are thankful for the unprecedented research effort that has led to the development of multiple new vaccines and anxiously await the vaccine supply to meet current demand,” President Duvall continued. “In addition to employee health concerns, the coronavirus spread among the workforce leaves critical positions unfilled, current employees stretched thin and the threat of additional farm and processing facility shutdowns. This situation could again create disruptions and shortages in the food supply chain: a situation I’m confident we all hope to avoid.”Read the full letter. Agriculture Must Be Prioritized for COVID-19 Vaccine Previous articleFarm Tractor Sales Show Steady Growth Despite COVID-19Next articleGrain Markets Await Next Week’s USDA Reports American Farm Bureau Federation SHARElast_img read more

A Housing Heat Wave Hits the South

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / A Housing Heat Wave Hits the South San Jose, California, has reclaimed the title of “hottest housing market” for the second year in a row, but it is beginning to face fierce competition from markets hailing from the South. Half of the markets listed in Zillow’s hottest housing markets for 2019 are located in the South, and most are benefitting from growing tech sectors and high affordability.Raleigh, North Carolina, and Seattle, Washington, contenders last year didn’t make it onto this year’s list.”When it comes to the country’s hottest housing markets, long-time leaders are hard to displace, but a number of up-and-comers are nipping at their heels. Silicon Valley’s white-hot jobs market has propelled the region’s housing market—which we expect to continue into the early months of 2019—but there are some signs that the trend is away from the West Coast and toward the South and Southeast,” said Zillow senior economist Aaron Terrazas. “Affordability is attractive—for both young professionals and booming businesses, earning markets like Orlando, Minneapolis, Dallas and Nashville top billing in 2019.”Zillow’s Top 10 List for 2019 includes:San Jose, CaliforniaOrlando, FloridaDenver, ColoradoAtlanta, GeorgiaMinneapolis, MinnesotaSan Francisco, CaliforniaDallas, TexasNashville, TennesseeJacksonville, FloridaSan Diego, CaliforniaZillow observes the top metros in the United States, identifying those that are anticipated to have higher than average home value and rent appreciation in the coming year, income growth, a strong job market with low unemployment, and an increasing population.San Jose charted the highest home values at $1.25 million and is also expected to incur the highest home value appreciation this year with an anticipated 12.7 percent increase. Despite doubling in recent months, San Jose’s housing inventory remains tight, according to Zillow.San Jose’s job market is exceptional with the lowest unemployment rate of all major metros at 2.5 percent and with incomes expected to grow 6.8 percent this year.However, San Jose “is doubtlessly facing headwinds,” according to Zillow’s report.Meanwhile, things are heating up in the South. Orlando, Florida, which claimed the No. 2 spot on Zillow’s list of top markets for this year, experienced the largest population growth of the top metros with a 2.8 percent increase. Home values in Orlando stand at $233,700, well below San Jose’s $1.25 million, and home values are expected to rise 6.3 percent this year—about half the appreciation expected in San Jose.In fact, San Jose was the only market top market with home values above $1 million, though San Francisco was not far behind with home values at $963,000. The lowest median home value in the top 10 markets was $208,200 in Jacksonville, Florida.Zillow noted that “the impact of the tech industry on housing is also apparent on Zillow’s list,” pointing out that Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, and Nashville all have growing tech industries and were finalists for Amazon’s HQ2. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago January 22, 2019 1,149 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: The Homebuyer’s Economy in 2019 Next: Where the Most Competitive Buyers Are A Housing Heat Wave Hits the South Tagged with: Home Value Appreciation Home Values Hottest Housing Markets Housing Markets median home values Zillow Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img  Print This Post Home Value Appreciation Home Values Hottest Housing Markets Housing Markets median home values Zillow 2019-01-22 Krista Franks Brock The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Krista Franks Brock Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Cllr Kavanagh calls on Council to introduce town twinning programme

first_img Twitter Cllr Kavanagh calls on Council to introduce town twinning programme Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp By admin – June 10, 2015 Previous articleEuropean Parliament postpones debate and vote on EU-US trade talks negotiationsNext articleMayor of Derrys husband appears in court on assault charges admin Calls are being made on Donegal County Council to initiate a twinning programme for towns in the county as a way to boost tourism.This weeks Letterkenny Municipal District Meeting was told that a twinning programme would make connections across the arts, culture, sporting organisations and youth organisations groups.Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh said that the development of the wild Atlantic way tourism initiative was putting Donegal firmly on the tourist map.And he says a twinning programme would be a further boost, especially for smaller towns:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/jimk1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+center_img Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest News Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

US saw 27 active shooter incidents in 2018, FBI report says

first_imgcmannphoto/iStock(WASHINGTON) — From schools to synagogues to newsrooms, reports of an “active shooter” have become more and more common in American life and a new FBI report says there were 27 such incidents in the U.S. in 2018, resulting in 213 casualties including 85 deaths.The situatuon has gotten to the point that the FBI report called for members of the public to be trained in how to thwart active shooters.“As in past years, citizens were faced with split-second, life-and-death decisions. In 2018, citizens risked their lives to safely and successfully end the shootings in five of the 27 active shooter incidents,” the report reads. “They saved many lives. Given this reality, it is vital that citizens be afforded training so they understand the risks they face and the options they have available when active shooter incidents are unfolding.”The number of incidents in 2018 was down slightly from 2017, which saw 30 active shooter incidents according to the report released this week.The FBI defines an active shooter as “one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people,” formal language that doesn’t fully convey the horror of shootings that repeatedly shocked the nation.The worst shooting in 2018 was in February when a student gunman allegedly opened fire at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 people, the eighth largest number of deaths of any active shooter incident.Twenty-three of the 27 shooters were male, but that should come as no surprise given Secret Service data that profiled mass shooters. The FBI says 16 of the 27 shootings took place in businesses and five were committed in “education environments.”The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., in which prosecutors say a shooter walked into the newsroom and killed five people is categorized as a place of business by the FBI. One “education environment” the FBI talks about was Santa Fe High School, in Santa Fe, Texas, just outside of Houston, where 10 people were killed and 12 were injured according to the FBI.Only one shooting took place in an FBI-designated “house of worship” in 2018, and that was the shooting at the Tree of Life Shooting synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa., which claimed 11 lives.The FBI says the youngest active shooter was 13-years-old, a male student who walked into Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., allegedly with two hand guns and opened fire.The FBI says law enforcement must remain vigilant and “train aggressively.”“The FBI remains committed to assisting state, local, tribal, and campus law enforcement in its active shooter prevention, response, and recovery efforts,” the report said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Aging Studies Center -JAX Associate Director & Assistant/Associate Prof (55059)

first_imgThe University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville (UFCOMJ) is excited to announce the recruitment of a tenure-trackfaculty candidate to be the Associate Director of the NIH fundedJacksonville Aging Studies Center (JAX-ASCENT).The individual recruited to this position will have the opportunityto lead the expansion of JAX-ASCENT and advance highlytranslational research on aging and independence of older adults.In addition, JAX ASCENT provides the unique opportunity to leveragethe diverse population in the Jacksonville area to address specificresearch questions around health disparities affecting racialminorities and people of low socioeconomic status. Related to this,the UF COMJ is dedicated to advancing medicine and populationhealth through innovation and research that focuses on a widevariety of health-related issues. The UF COMJ boasts a robustfunding portfolio, experienced staff, collaborative faculty as wellas advanced research infrastructure including the Center for DataSolutions, Center for Research Training and the Office of ResearchAffairs.Candidates interested in applying should be at the level ofAssistant or Associate Professor with a strong background in thefield of clinical translational research on aging. Moreover,competitive candidates will be those with a clear track record ofindependent extramural funding and peer reviewed publications.JAX-ASCENT provides a strong collaborative environment across alldepartments and services on the Jacksonville campus, as well aswith the University of Florida’s Institute on Aging in Gainesville.JAX-ASCENT has a strong infrastructure, start-up funding, andstaffing to support the success of early stage investigators,including a strong mentoring system, shared equipment, and otherexecutive support.Success with respect to the role as Associate Director will bebased on candidates ability to develop new innovative clinicaltranslational research on aging-related projects, oversee existingprojects, facilitate cross-campus collaborations within bothUF-Jacksonville and UF-Gainesville, as well as train and supervisepost-doctoral fellows and junior faculty.The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonvilleis the largest of the three UF colleges – medicine, nursing andpharmacy – located on the approximately 110-acre UF HealthJacksonville campus. The college’s 16 clinical science departmentshouse more than 400 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows.The college offers 32 accredited graduate medical educationprograms. In addition to graduate medical education, clinicalrotations in all the major disciplines are provided for studentsfrom the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville.For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medicaleducation program that recruits national and international speakerswho are well known and respected in their fields. The campus’faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research.Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locationsacross the country and publish their projects in well-knownpublications.Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offeredall the benefits of an academic health center by combining ourstrengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville. Together, theUniversity of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UFHealth Jacksonville form the region’s premier academic healthcenter–UF Health, a leader in the education of healthprofessionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider ofhigh-quality patient care.With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health centerin Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville,offering nearly 100 specialty services, including Cancer services;Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; PoisonCenter; Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services.At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicianstally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000inpatient admissions annually.Located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North, the onlyfull-service hospital in North Jacksonville. The state-of-the-arthospital at UF Health North offers conveniently located,high-quality health care to patients across Northeast Florida andSoutheast Georgia. It offers a wide range of inpatient andoutpatient services unavailable anywhere else in NorthJacksonville, provided by UF Health and community physicians. Thehospital features all-private rooms, which studies show promotehealing and improve the patient experience. Patient engagementtechnology in patient suites allows for easy meal ordering, TVcontrol and access to nurses. Mothers-to-be can soon deliver theirbabies in our spacious labor and delivery suites later this summer.The hospital is adjacent to the existing medical office building,where UF Health providers offer more than 20 specialties, includingpediatrics and women’s health services. The campus is located onMax Leggett Parkway close to Jacksonville International Airport,approximately 15 minutes from Nassau County and less than 30minutes from Georgia. For more information, visit http://north.ufhealthjax.org/.Located on Florida’s First Coast, Jacksonville is one of thelargest cities in land area in the United States. The city providesan eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business andrecreational paradise. More than 1 million people live in thefive-county area known as Florida’s First Coast. The area offerssomething for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporatingseasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and amyriad of public facilities for work and play.The candidate should have a strong track record of peer reviewedpublications and external funding in the area of clinicaltranslational research on aging and have a faculty rank ofAssistant Professor or higher. Interested applicants must possess aPh.D. or M.D. or equivalent degree.Preferred candidates will have a research career focused onage-related illness, disability, and inflammations; with provenexperience with geriatric communities. Preferred applicants willhave participated in NIH funded projects as PI, Co-PI orCo-investigator levels. Preferred applicants will demonstrate theability to produce verbal and written communication appropriate fora range of audiences, including scholarly reports and publications.Candidates should have demonstrated interpersonal skills thatfoster teamwork and collaboration, the ability to work effectivelyindividually and as part of a team; with the ability to handlemultiple projects.Review of applications will start on October 25, 2019 andapplications will be accepted until the positions is filled. Pleaseupload Cover Letter and CV with application.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

School of Rock’s Alex Brightman Is Broadway.com’s New Video Blogger

first_img View Comments Related Shows Star Files Alex Brightman School of Rock – The Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 You’re not hardcore unless you vlog hardcore. Fortunately, this guy has that covered. School of Rock star Alex Brightman will swap his axe for a camera as Broadway.com’s newest video blogger. There’s no way you can stop…Hard Rock Life: Backstage at School of Rock with Alex Brightman.Brightman will offer a glimpse of backstage life at the Winter Garden Theatre, where he climbs to the top of Mount Rock, sticks it to the man and jumps around a lot. Expect appearances from a plethora of talented, head-banging kids, as well as Broadway.com vlogging alum Sierra Boggess.Prior to headlining Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical, Brightman (no relation) appeared on Broadway in Matilda, Big Fish and Wicked. If he had a rock band of his own, he’d name it The Morons.Hard Rock Life will take the stage beginning December 16 and run every Wednesday for eight weeks.last_img read more

7 most engaging credit union content we’ve shared on facebook

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Now that fewer and fewer people are visiting branches in person, credit unions are missing out on valuable touch points with members. Facebook is a great place to reach out to your community on a daily basis but it’s not always easy to find ways to effectively engage your members and community on social media. Here are the seven most engaging credit union content posts we’ve shared on social media so far this year!1) I’ll be watching youLets be honest, everyone loves their animals, even though they can be a pain in the butt sometimes!We have found that funny memes about our beloved four pawed family members are usually a hit with credit union members and online followers!2) Let’s exploreWho doesn’t love a little adventure? There is a whole world out there to see and we have the ability to get a glimpse of it at our finger tips. continue reading »last_img read more