ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about ABC Motors Company Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the ABC Motors Company Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.ABC Motors Company Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileABC Motors Company Limited markets, distributes and repairs automobiles as well as offering motor spares within the company’s offered services. The company is a subsidiary of ABC Group and is headquartered in Port-Louis, Mauritius. ABC Motors Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Monye strikes a chord with Barbarians send off idea

first_imgWednesday May 13, 2020 Monye strikes a chord with Barbarians send off idea With so many players seeing their careers end in a way they would never have wanted amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, Ugo Monye has proposed a plan to the Barbarians to give players the swansong that they may be deprived of. ADVERTISEMENTWith some leagues, such as France’s Top 14, having already annulled the 2019/20 season, and others looking on the cusp of doing so, players that had already announced that they would retire at the end of the season may have played their final match. But the former England, and British and Irish Lions winger, and now pundit Monye has put forward the idea on Twitter of the Barbarians selecting a team of legends when rugby returns to normality. The historic club has already shown its enthusiasm for such a game, as has former Scotland flanker John Barclay, who retired from international duty in December and is set to leave Edinburgh at the end of the season. Followers of Monye’s have been quick to reel off a host of names that would make up a star-studded team, and few would say that Italy’s Sergio Parisse is not the most deserving of them all. Having had his chance of bowing out of Test rugby snatched away from him at the hands of Typhoon Hagibis at the Rugby World Cup, the 142-cap international was set to make his final appearance at the end of this year’s Six Nations, but for COVID-19 to dash his plans again. ADVERTISEMENTAlthough the No.8 still plays for Toulon, rather than retiring completely, the reality is that his opportunity to play for Italy again may not even be in 2020, as there are fears no international rugby will be played in Europe this year. By that time, an appearance for the Azzurri would be teetering on unnecessary pageantry, depriving a worthy player of a place in the team.  While it may not be the way he envisioned, donning the famous black and white jersey again is a good way Parisse, and many other players, can get the send-off he deserves in the Test arena.  Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

A House Made of Two / Naf Architect & Design

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/49900/a-house-made-of-two-naf-architect-design Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/49900/a-house-made-of-two-naf-architect-design Clipboard Architects: Naf Architect & DesignText description provided by the architects. This is a project of one family living in two houses built slightly apart from one another. One great volume of a house which covers the entire plot was supposed first. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewThen this volume was carved in a curve in three segments and two volumes at the both ends were built as two houses on the site. Save this picture!The wood structures and finishing materials of two houses are standardized to emphasis the relations of two volumes being originally from “one great volume” and that they are one though apart. Carved volume in the middle became a courtyard leading to the approach to two houses. Save this picture!Having another house for movies at night, overnight guests or work at home allows the inhabitants the liberty to do what they please at a time they want.  This distance between two houses may be just right for inviting grandparents to move in someday or providing privacy to children at puberty. Save this picture!The purpose of building two houses slightly apart is not the same as that of having a villa at a resort or a farm household having a main building and a barn. This project is an experiment for allowing more life style options in the life based in the urban area.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Water Cube / MVRDVArticlesContemplating the void: JDSArticles Share Japan “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses•Japan ArchDailycenter_img Save this picture!+ 18 Share A House Made of Two / Naf Architect & DesignSave this projectSaveA House Made of Two / Naf Architect & Design Houses Projects A House Made of Two / Naf Architect & Design CopyAbout this officeNaf Architect & DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodResidentialHousesJapanPublished on February 17, 2010Cite: “A House Made of Two / Naf Architect & Design” 17 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?A House Made of Two / naf architect & design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

Eric Garner case and the ruling class police

first_imgFive years ago a racist white cop, Daniel Pantaleo, put an unarmed Black man, Eric Garner, into a chokehold, on July 17, 2014, on Staten Island, N.Y. Other cops furiously compressed Garner’s chest as he lay on the ground and cried out, “I can’t breathe” until he died.Pantaleo was never charged, much less indicted, for the death of Garner.  In response, Garner’s family and the progressive movement have continued to fight for justice.  When the U.S. Justice Department refused to file charges against Pantaleo on July 16, that latest outrage prompted multiple demonstrations in front of Pantaleo’s home for several days, starting July 17, the fifth anniversary of Garner’s death. Protestors occupy the street in front of cop’s house, demanding justice.At the Democratic Party presidential debates in Detroit July 31, two Black Lives Matter protesters disrupted the candidates with chants of  “Fire Pantaleo.” The outcry was directed toward New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is running for president in 2020. Tamika D. Mallory, one of the protesters, stated why she confronted de Blasio on her Aug. 1 Twitter feed: “We could not sit silent while @NYCMayor Bill de Blasio misrepresented his positions on Stop and Frisk and continues to employ the police officers who killed #EricGarner, in particular Daniel Pantaleo.”  This righteous outburst helped to give national and international visibility to the case, so that de Blasio was forced to pay lip service to the issue. Rosemarie Maldonado, a NYC deputy police commissioner who oversees disciplinary hearings, has recommended that Pantaleo be fired. He was been on desk duty since 2014. Between 2015 and 2016, Pantaleo received close to $120,000 in salary, due to “overtime.” (N.Y. Daily News, Sept. 12, 2016) New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill is scheduled to make a final decision on punishment for the killer cop in the coming weeks.  Ramsey Orta, the young Latinx man who videotaped Garner’s death, was convicted on drugs and weapons charges and is currently serving a four-year prison sentence at the Rikers Island Prison Complex.  His real “crime” was exposing what happened to Garner.  Not an isolated incident The racist killing of Garner was not the first time NYC police used the chokehold method against people of color. The New York Police Department supposedly outlawed the chokehold as a method of restraint in 1993. But on Dec. 22, 1994, Anthony Baez, a Puerto Rican living in the Bronx, died when Officer Francis Livoti put him in a chokehold, after a football hit a police car. Livoti, with a sordid history of police brutality similar to Pantaleo’s, was fired and convicted in a federal court for violating Anthony Baez’s civil rights.  He went to federal prison for seven years. Since Garner’s death, people have brought over 800 official incidents to the Civilian Complaint Review Board about New York police using the illegal chokehold. With some cases still pending, only 2 percent of the outcomes have resulted in police facing any “disciplinary” action.  (New York Times, May 9) Counter this lack of accountability with what happened in Brooklyn and Harlem on July 20, one of the hottest days of the summer.  Black youth were being harassed by New York cops for the so-called “crime” of turning on fire hydrants to cool off. The oppressive heat was compounded by Con Edison turning off power to whole neighborhoods, cutting off air conditioning. A few of the youth doused the police with water — only water.The cops turned that into a witch hunt, with over a dozen youth targeted for roundups. At least three have been arrested so far. These youth could face jail time if convicted, since there are now racist calls to make “dousing a cop” a felony, punishable with a sentence of 1 to 4 years in prison. These incidents are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the many forms of police brutality — from stop-and-frisk to tasering to chokeholds on disproportionate numbers of Black and Brown people. The varying forms simply reflect the essence of why the police exist in New York City  — and in every city or town, large and small, in the U.S. Protestors persisted into the night, through torrential rain.Role of police under capitalismTo label individual cops as good or bad obscures the objective role of the cops in a class society where there exist rich and poor, bosses and workers, and where the ideology of white supremacy dominates every sector of society, together with patriarchy and gender oppression.The police — along with the courts, judges, prisons, etc. — are part of the repressive state apparatus. It is an apparatus that protects the interests of a tiny, elite ruling class of bosses and bankers who super-exploit the labor and resources of millions of workers of all nationalities on a global scale to make superprofits. And if the workers dare to rebel against their conditions of poverty and oppression, the state will use every weapon at their disposal to repress them — especially police occupation and mass incarceration.  There are many instances when the police will abuse or even kill a nonthreatening individual like an Eric Garner, Anthony Baez or Sandra Bland just because they are members of an oppressed nation. The cops know they will not face any legal retribution. Why? Because under capitalism, the police are above the law — because they are literally above society. And therefore, the police, just like prison guards, are not workers. The police and prison guards should be banned from the right to organize unions or be in an existing union.  People’s justice for workers and for the oppressedThe working class is the only productive class in a capitalist society, whether in the industrial or service sector, whether employed, unemployed or underemployed.  The police produce nothing of value to society at all. Before Eric Garner died, he was selling individual cigarettes on the street to support his family. He happened to be a Black worker targeted by the police on that particular day.  The progressive movement, along with the Garner family, which has sacrificed so much, deserve all the credit for putting mass pressure on bourgeois politicians like Mayor de Blasio, prosecutors and the police to come to a decision about whether Pantaleo is fired or not. It is very rare to even have a debate about a cop being responsible for murder. If there were people’s justice, Pantaleo and his accomplices would have been charged, indicted and incarcerated for the murder of Eric Garner.  But this kind of justice will happen only with a socialist revolution — when the workers take power to run society to meet human needs — and sweep away all remnants of the repressive state, along with the entire capitalist system which gives it a reason to exist. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

‘1619 Project’: Progressive educators oppose reactionary legislation

first_imgBy Andy TerhuneRight-wing lawmakers in 15 states are passing legislation that will require public school teachers to teach a nationalist narrative of history, which ignores the genocidal, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant and oppressive history of the United States. Specific legislation differs among the 15 states, but they all include a shared goal of banning the application of “critical race theory” in social studies instruction.This means teachers in Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and West Virginia will be restricted from — and in some cases fined for — teaching about the role of racism in shaping the legal system and creating economic disparity and achievement gaps. And they won’t be able to explain how inequities that still exist today are rooted in a white-supremacist past.Racists oppose 1619 ProjectOne of the curriculum resources that conservative lawmakers oppose is The 1619 Project. Its introduction states: “The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.” (project1619.org)Traditional education in the U.S. teaches students that the country’s birth occurred in 1776. This narrative ignores its formation as a settler colony, based on stolen land and genocide of Indigenous peoples and the 157 years of chattel slavery that built the colonies before 1776. It ignores the role of the slave-trade and the character of settler-colonialism in political and economic independence from Britain. Republican lawmakers are trying to ban the 1619 project and multiple other critical teaching resources like it, in an attempt to prohibit an honest, authentic teaching of U.S. history.Many of these lawmakers not only want to restrict discussions about critical race theory, but they are attempting to limit education about the role of sexism, heterosexism, xenophobia and class oppression throughout U.S. history. In Missouri, the proposed legislation would ban public school teachers from using any resources from the 1619 Project, Learning for Justice Curriculum of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Black Lives Matter at School, Teaching for Change and the Zinn Education Project.If successful, teachers in these states would be forced to teach with whitewashed history textbooks that erase the struggles and contributions of oppressed peoples throughout this country’s history. Idaho, Iowa, Oklahoma and Tennessee recently passed legislation that severely limits the ways teachers are allowed to discuss racism, sexism, homophobia, immigration, classism and other issues which right-wing legislators aim to suppress.Teaching the real history of the U.S.Another collection of teaching resources that is at risk in these states is the Zinn Education Project, which was created with the belief that “through taking a more engaging and more honest look at the past, we can help equip students — and all of us — with the analytical tools to make sense of and improve the world today.”  Their website contains a vast amount of free downloadable lesson plans and articles, which “emphasize the role of working people, women, people of color and organized social movements in shaping history.” (zinnedproject.org)In response to the lawmakers working to ban their educational resources, the Zinn Education Project launched a pledge for educators to sign, saying that whether the reactionary legislation is passed or not, they refuse to lie to students and will continue to teach them the truth about U.S. history.The pledge states: “We the undersigned educators will not be bullied. We will continue our commitment to develop critical thinking that supports students to better understand problems in our society and to develop collective solutions to those problems. We are for truth-telling and uplifting the power of organizing and solidarity that move us toward a more just society.”Also, the Zinn Education Project and Black Lives Matter at School are attempting to raise public awareness about the harm the proposed legislation will cause, by promoting countrywide gatherings hosted by Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change.These events will take place June 12 at locations that “symbolize or reflect history that teachers would be required to lie about or omit if these bills become law.” Public awareness about this issue is currently slim, so those interested are encouraged to choose a significant location and organize a rally, together with community members and local unions.Laws like those passed in Idaho, Iowa, Oklahoma and Tennessee require, either through commission or omission, students to be taught a reactionary view of history, full of falsehoods and backward ideas. Every student deserves a responsible education rooted in truth and respect for humanity.Even the most gruesome, repulsive and controversial historical events can be analyzed by youth, if done with a responsible use of dialogue, reflection and communication. Educators, who are dedicated to teaching U.S. history in ways that are authentic about the roles all forms of bigotry and oppression have affected the country’s development, are asking those who agree with them to show solidarity with teachers who are being denied the right to teach their students the truth.Pulitzer Prize-winner Nikole Hannah-Jones was recently denied tenure by the University of North Carolina Board of Trustees. Conservative board members voiced opposition to The 1619 Project, which she oversaw. It exposes the truth about the history of slavery in the U.S. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Women’s Basketball ride Ray’s big performance to sixth-straight win

first_imgFacebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin ReddIt Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Post Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Linkedin Facebook Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Twitter Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall printKianna Ray scored more than 20 points for the third time in her career. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.comTwenty-one points from guard Kianna Ray along with a season-high 28 forced turnovers guided TCU women’s basketball to a victory over Sam Houston State Thursday, 72-59.Ray finished 7-10 from the field to go with five assists and three steals in the game. The Austin native eclipsed the 20-point mark for the third time in her career.TCU made a statement early, as the Horned Frogs opened the game on a 10-2 run. The teams would battle back-and-forth for the rest of the half, and TCU went into the halftime break with a 34-26 lead.Led by center Jordan Moore, the Horned Frogs dominated the third quarter, all but sealing a victory. TCU forced 11 turnovers in the third period and held SHSU to just 29.4 percent from the field.Center Jordan Moore had her second double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com“We had to do our job defensively, and I’m really proud of the defense we put on the floor today,” said head coach Raegan Pebley.Moore finished with 19 points to go with a game-high 10 rebounds and three blocks.The Horned Frogs cruised from there as all 12 players on the active roster saw the court and nine scored points.Guard Lauren Heard finished with a career-high eight rebounds and five steals to lead TCU on the defensive side of the ball.TCU’s next matchup is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Dec. 29 against Alcorn State as part of their current six-game homestand. Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Twitter Kianna Ray scored more than 20 points for the third time in her career. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com ReddIt Previous articleOffensive talent and defensive depth highlight signing day additionsNext articleWATCH: TCU cruises past Charlotte, 82-57, Noi sparks game-clinching run Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Cyprexx Expands InvisiBoard Offerings

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago in Featured, Journal, News, Technology Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: THL Completes Majority Acquisition of Ten-X Next: Fannie Mae: Consumer Confidence Increasing? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Cyprexx Expands InvisiBoard Offerings Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Brandon, Florida based Cyprexx Services, LLC has launched new, more cost effective sheet sizes of its InvisiBoard polycarbonate in addition to providing select InvisiBoard products on Amazon. According to Cyprexx, InvisiBoard helps prevent neighborhood blight by eliminating plywood boarding. However in the past, polycarbonate has been an expensive alternative.Ed Mullen, CEO of Cyprexx Services said, “The current sizes are expensive due to waste and poor utilization. Our analysis shows that 86 percent of installations are best serviced with a special manufactured sheet size. We are excited to announce that we have this size produced and now available at select locations. With the new 38” X 76” sheet size, vendors will effectively be able to get coverage for two 38” x 38” openings (which is the installation size 54% of the time).” Cyprexx announced it will offer an introductory, promotional price for the new 38” X 76” InvisiBoard sheet at $76.46 per sheet.In addition, Cyprexx Services, LLC is launching on Amazon two new all-inclusive combination packages for InvisiBoard Installation. The packages are specifically designed for use on a Flush Window frame or a Recessed window frame and are being launched on Amazon for an introductory, promotional price of $53.99 and $57.99. Also available on Amazon are the Installation kits for InvisiBoard, with Bulk order options to significantly reduce overall costs. Cyprexx is also offering, as a direct shipment only, a 38” x 38” InvisiBoard, ¼” polycarbonate material sheet for $39.99. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Blight Clearboarding Cyprexx default InvisBoard mortgage real estate REO 2017-10-09 rachelwilliams Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Featured / Cyprexx Expands InvisiBoard Offerings Tagged with: Blight Clearboarding Cyprexx default InvisBoard mortgage real estate REO The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Rachel Williams  Print This Post October 9, 2017 6,810 Views Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at [email protected] last_img read more

Creating Equality in Housing

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Creating Equality in Housing June 23, 2020 1,212 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Creating Equality in Housing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago 2020-06-23 Mike Albanese Previous: COVID-19’s Impact on Home Values Next: Foreclosures Down for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac About Author: Mike Albanese Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago With the lingering issue of racial inequality, especially among African Americans, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) proposed a five-point plan below to drive up the number of African American homeowners and help narrow the ongoing homeownership rate gap between white and African Americans.Below are the steps the NAR looks to take:Increase the supply of new homes by building more: Due to lag in viable purchase options and competition driving up home prices, some potential first- time buyers have more difficulty gaining a foothold in the market.Focus on opportunity zones to build more homes: These zones are strongly supported by the NAR as a way to invest in the revitalization of economically distressed areas.Make down payment assistance easier to secure: Unlike some others, fueled by historical gaps in assessing and accumulating wealth, African- Americans experience more difficulty securing substantial financial assistance from family members, enhancing the importance of greater access to federal down.Reinforce the Federal Housing Administration’s loan program: First- time buyers and minority households haven depended in these loans for financing. Mortgage insurance premiums and monthly mortgage payments could be lowered by shirting federal dollars to strengthen this program.Expansion of alternative scoring models to include rent and utility payments: Doing so would add more positive payments histories to better reflect financial responsibility and perhaps abet homeownership opportunities for minority and first-time buyers.Strategies like this seemingly assume added importance considering that according to data from a report from the Urban Institute, titled “How Economic Crises and Sudden  Disasters Increase Racial Disparities in Homeownership,”  the homeownership gap between people of color and white people often worsens in light of a recession because people of color are disproportionately harmed.“A closer look at 285 metropolitan statistical areas suggests that rapid employment growth combined with increased supply constraints from zoning and other regulations contributed to this disproportionate price growth for low-price homes,” according to Urban’s report.Unaddressed, these same supply constraints will “restrict the ability of low-income households to prosper as we emerge from the crisis and exacerbate income inequality.”While African-Americans are subjected to disparities unrelated to economic cycles, these cycles still seem to exacerbate these differences. This could stem in part from black and Hispanic households that had greater vulnerability as the cyclical downtown became a reality, according to the instituteAdded Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather: to buy homes even when prices were at their lowest point, meaning many missed out on opportunities to build wealth and put down roots in their communities through homeownership.””The growing racial homeownership gap has widened the wealth gap, as home equity remains one of the most significant wealth-building tools,” Fairweather continued. Now, with home prices higher and more rigid lending standards than prior to the housing crash of 2008, minorities find it difficult as ever to break into the housing market, which is likely to contribute to growing economic inequality in the U.S., he said.Meantime, the recent uptick in mortgage applications to purchase a new home is butting up against a lack of supply, according to the NAR.May housing starts slightly rebounded in May from the month prior, yet this marks two straight months of depressed levels, down from a year ago by more than 20%, stemming from the economic lockdown. Over perhaps the next three years, a large bump in new home construction is needed, the NAR stated.Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the housing shortage—due to a string of years of underwhelming production of new homes—was about 5-6 million. Today, that shortage has gained momentum. This will culminate in escalating homes prices, further crimping the ability of first-time buyers to gain a foothold in the market and ratcheting up the importance of new home construction, said the NAR. Subscribelast_img read more

DS5: Keeping Families ‘Together and In Their Homes’

first_img Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Webcasts Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save 2020-11-09 Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Previous: The Week Ahead: COVID-19 as ‘A Catalyst for Change’ Next: HUD Secretary Ben Carson Tests Positive for COVID-19 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago November 9, 2020 1,673 Views The latest episode of DS5: Inside the Industry features an interview with Vanessa Lindow, co-CEO/ co-President at Bayview Loan Servicing.Lindow discusses the way servicers have responded to COVID-19. She touches on the ways in which the industry has utilized technology and digital media to continue to keep “families together and in their homes.”Watch Lindow’s interview and learn the week’s other top stories, below. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / DS5: Keeping Families ‘Together and In Their Homes’ DS5: Keeping Families ‘Together and In Their Homes’ About Author: Christina Hughes Babblast_img read more

Claims rural Donegal is being left behind in County Development Plan

first_img Google+ Claims rural Donegal is being left behind in County Development Plan Homepage BannerNews Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life By admin – November 11, 2016 Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Twitter Google+center_img Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Twitter Previous articleA Donegal Deputy is calling on the Government to address undocumented Irish in the US following Trump electionNext articleMeeting scheduled for peak times at Illistrin National School admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project It’s been claimed that rural Donegal is being left behind due to the current constraints in the County Development Plan.It’s understood that many rural villages have been heavily affected with homes and businesses refused planning permission for extensions or single dwellings.The County Development Plan is up for review shortly and it’s hoped the concerns will be taken on board.Cllr John O’Donnell says it’s important this issue is addressed as it is restricting a lot of people:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/johnod1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglarylast_img read more