Sainsbury’s profit rises by 8pc

first_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Sainsbury’s profit rises by 8pc John Dunne Wednesday 10 November 2010 2:28 am whatsapp whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Share Sainsbury’s has reported an eight per cent rise in underlying profit to £332m.The retailer said its share of the market had risen to 16.2 per, from 15.9 per cent.Like-for-like sales, which strip out the effect of store openings and closures, rose by two per cent.The strongest growth came, not from food, but from sales of items such as homewares and clothing.Sainsbury’s Bank is also increasing customer numbers, which rose by 5 per c. 28 weeks to the beginning of October. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Qantas boss points finger at Rolls-Royce

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ANALYST VIEWS: WERE YOU IMPRESSED BY BHP BILLITON’S RESULTS?

first_img ANALYST VIEWS: WERE YOU IMPRESSED BY BHP BILLITON’S RESULTS? KCS-content Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 16 February 2011 8:21 pm DAMIEN HACKETT | CANACCORD GENUITYBHP has particularly impressed me with its confidence in extending the share buyback. This is a firm that doesn’t need to put padding round its balance sheet.NIK STANOJEVIC | BREWIN DOLPHINIt was a bit mixed. This is a company that makes phenomenal profits, but some were expecting more capital returns and there’s little available for BHP to acquire.CHARLES KERNOT | EVOLUTION SECURITIESStrong results, impressive growth outlook, major share buyback – what’s not to like? This must be the core mining holding. ‘Add’. Tags: NULL whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comlast_img read more

Oct. 12, 1969: Women-led march invaded Fort Dix to free rebellious troops

first_imgThe following text is Part 2 of a report on the Fort Dix Stockade rebellion of June 5, 1969 (Part 1 was published in WW on June 2, tinyurl.com/y2amhjs3). The stockade prisoners, many of them opponents in some way of the U.S. war against Vietnam, rose up in response to the provocations of the stockade authorities and burned down part of the stockade. The Army sent in 250 military police, who beat the prisoners and arrested 38 of the rebellious soldiers, finally charging them with serious crimes that could lead  to decades in military prison.The following report is adapted from a chapter in John Catalinotto’s book, “Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts and Revolutions” (World View Forum, 2017), which tells the story of the American Servicemen’s Union, an anti-war, anti-racist organization of U.S. active-duty service members during 1968-75. ASU members faced some of the heaviest charges at Fort Dix. In the aftermath of the rebellion that burned down part of the stockade, 38 of the troops imprisoned there faced heavy charges, with a key ASU organizer, Terry Klug, facing more than 50 years in prison. In the summer of 1969, the popular mood in the country was turning decisively against the war in Vietnam. This was a key development in the movement to free the Fort Dix 38.Could the supporters of these revolutionary anti-war troops build a movement that was both broad and militant and do it in time to keep them from being imprisoned? During the summer of 1969, the ASU, the Fort Dix anti-war coffeehouse — part of a national movement that supported anti-war troops — Students for a Democratic Society, Youth Against War & Fascism, the Rainbow Coalition and the Committee to Free the Ft. Dix 38 all began to start organizing for a mass demonstration on Oct. 12 at Fort Dix. The Rainbow Coalition then included the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords (a recently founded Puerto Rican organization) and other organizations that had mainly white membership.Then something happened that gave this demonstration a special direction. The movement for women’s liberation had been developing in the population as a whole, along with the overall rebellious sentiments of 1968 and 1969, led by the Black Liberation Movement. The drive for women’s liberation was even more intense among women in the anti-war and other movements, women who considered themselves revolutionaries, than it was in the general population. With the military 98 percent men, it was hard for women to play a leading role within the ASU or similar organizations. On the other hand, there was nothing stopping women from leading the demonstration of civilians at Fort Dix — except tradition. The women working with the ASU, especially if they were in Workers World Party — who at that time included Sue Davis, Laurie Fierstein and Maryann Weissman — were quite ready to break tradition’s chains. ‘Heroes of Dix Invasion: Women’s Brigade’In an article in the Oct. 23, 1969, issue of Workers World, Naomi Goldstein wrote this account of the demonstration:“Three hundred determined women showed that they could give both tactical and political leadership to a mass march. We broke out of our prescribed roles as passive supporters on demonstrations and took the lead, while the men marched behind us, some accepting our leadership reluctantly.“The idea for a women’s brigade had been brought up at a planning meeting for the demonstration by Maryann Weissman, National Coordinator of Youth Against War & Fascism, who pointed out that in Vietnam, NLF [National Liberation Front] women are leaders in the struggle for liberation.“The idea was enthusiastically supported by women from SDS, MDS [Movement for a Democratic Society] and various women’s liberation groups. What began as a tactical move, to confront the GIs with their own male chauvinism, developed into a well-organized effort by a women’s caucus to give the most militant and effective leadership possible to the Fort Dix demonstration.”Just as on the first day of the Paris Commune and the first day of the February Revolution in 1917 Russia (both histories are included in “Turn the Guns Around”), at the Fort Dix protest women also led the way. In the earlier examples, the interaction between the rebellious women and the potentially rebellious troops played a key role in sparking revolution. In 1969 the drive to organize the troops in a union had a similar goal, even if it failed to reach that intense level.According to the report in the ASU newspaper, “The Bond,” on Oct. 20, 1969:  ‘People’s Army Invades Dix, Demands Freedom for GIs’“The marchers moved forward eight abreast and the line stretched back as far as you could see. It was Oct. 12, 70 miles south of New York City at Fort Dix, N.J. There were maybe 10,000 people, men and women.“They marched past the gas stations, houses and hamburger stands of Wrightstown toward Fort Dix, chanting in an angry roar their demands for freeing jailed GIs and ending the war.“It was a people’s army — as yet unarmed. Banners carried by the American Servicemen’s Union stood out in a forward section. Marching with the ASU contingent were ASU leaders, ex-GIs and active duty GIs on leave or AWOL.“But leading the huge march were young women. Women determined to show the world that they were in the front of the battle to free their brothers from the military dictatorship. …“Then the Brass sent hundreds of MPs running across the field with clubs, bayonets and gas masks to intercept the marchers.“But the marchers continued to advance defiantly until they were face to face with the lines of MPs. Then the two forces stood still, holding their ground as the young men and women appealed to the MPs to act as GI brothers and not as cops. But these were for the most part special MP pigs flown in from Fort Meade, Md.“The Brass had feared to use Dix GIs as MPs because of their great sympathy with the marchers. …“An order was given [by a colonel].“MPs carrying special gassing guns opened up and a cloud of tear gas enveloped a large section of the demonstrators.“The marchers put on plastic gas masks and retreated slowly, prodded by the now advancing MPs, to the roadway. At first there was confusion; then the march reassembled and continued with the Brass sending MPs to stand in a solid line along the road which forms the perimeter of the base, barring any further entry by the marchers.“But the marchers continued to express their demands and continued to appeal to these MPs to act as GI brothers, not as pigs for the Brass.“And throughout the base, the 32,000 GIs heard the story of the march.”Wave of anti-war struggle in fall 1969The protest at Fort Dix was part of a wave of anti-war demonstrations in the fall of 1969. On Oct. 15, an action called The Moratorium was held in cities all over the country. No longer isolated in New York, Washington and San Francisco, the movement was reaching the interior. More than a million people around the country walked away from their workplaces, mostly during lunch hour or before closing time, wearing black armbands to show their opposition to the war in Vietnam. A month later, on Nov. 15, in Washington, D.C., between a quarter million and a half million people gathered for what was the largest single action against the war up to that time. Within that massive crowd, there was a more revolutionary contingent of maybe 10,000 mainly young people, who left the main group to surround the Justice Department, where, according to later reports, they terrified Attorney General John Mitchell. Courts martial at Fort DixJudging by how they treated most of the Fort Dix 38, the Army knew it was facing trouble if it came down too hard on the soldiers. But they still could single out those they suspected of being leaders. The struggle to free the GIs had to continue both by organizing their legal defense and with actions supporting them. The Workers Defense League and the National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee handled most of the cases. Even before the demonstration, 26 of the defendants had received special courts-martial, with 22 acquitted. The other four received sentences between four and six months. Three of the defendants somehow escaped and disappeared.Five of the soldiers most closely associated with the ASU faced general courts-martial with potentially much heavier charges. Their sentences had little to do with actual proof of guilt. Jeff Russell was found guilty of rioting and received a sentence of three years in prison. Tom Catlow was found guilty, but was sentenced only to an undesirable discharge. William Brakefield got three years at hard labor and Carlos Rodriguez Torres two years.In Klug’s case, the prosecution strategy depended on frightening the defendants with very heavy charges and getting them to give testimony against each other as the way to reduce the charges. The prosecution would lie, saying, “So and so ratted you out already. Why should you take the whole rap? Give evidence against him.” As one witness testified, the prosecutors kept hounding him to give evidence against Klug. They targeted Klug because of his history as a political organizer, his conviction for desertion and his role in the ASU. Sometimes these prosecution tricks work. In this case, however, the solidarity of the GIs remained strong. Besides, no one in the stockade wanted to be known as a rat. On Dec. 8, 1969, five of the GIs who had given depositions against Klug under pressure from the guards and officers testified. Under oath they all repudiated their earlier statements. The court-martial board acquitted Klug on all charges. His statement called attention to the recent exposure of massacres of villages in Vietnam and condemned the murder four days earlier of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton in Chicago. Klug added, “My acquittal was due to the solidarity of the men, the offensive legal defense put up by my counsel, Henry di Suvero, and the political struggle waged by the anti-war movement.” (The Bond, Dec. 16, 1969)  Klug still had more than a year in prison to serve for his earlier conviction for desertion.This struggle had its casualties, but the anti-war movement and the ASU came out stronger than before the Fort Dix stockade rebellion. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Hostile climate for Dominican media since start of 2015

first_img Dominican Republic: News presenter and producer gunned down in mid-broadcast Journalists wounded while covering street clashes in Santo Domingo Dominican RepublicAmericas News June 25, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hostile climate for Dominican media since start of 2015 Dominican RepublicAmericas Journalists who cover sensitive stories such as corruption or drug trafficking are exposed to the possibility of threats or violent reprisals by government officials or organized crime.Progress was initially slow in the investigation into the murder of Blas Olivo, the press director of the Dominican Agribusiness Association (JAD), whose body was found 80 km north of Santo Domingo on 13 April. When his family and friends staged a demonstration on 18 May to press the police to solve his murder, the national police chief said the leading suspects would soon be arrested.At a news conference on 3 June, the police said he was murdered by members of the “Latin King” gang on the orders of José Miguel Rodríguez Almonte, an already imprisoned gang leader accused of more than 100 murders. However, Rodríguez Almonte was mysteriously gunned down in his cell by police on 12 June, depriving the investigation of a key witness for confirming this theory and for identifying the masterminds.Since the start of the year, Reporters Without Borders has registered two cases of media personnel being physically attacked by police officers or soldiers to prevent them from continuing to do some potentially embarrassing reporting.In the latest case, members of the National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) attacked Fausto García as he was trying to film a DNCD operation in Navaratte, in the northern province of Santiago, on 27 March.Telefuturo Canal 23 cameraman Eduard González was assaulted by soldiers while filming incidents outside an electoral commission office in the Santo Domingo district of Trianitos on 14 January.“We are very concerned about abusive treatment of the media and we condemn all forms of violence designed to censor media coverage or punish journalists who are just trying to do their work,” said Claire San Filippo, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.“The Dominican authorities should concentrate on combating impunity for violence against journalists and set an example by pressing ahead with the decriminalization of media offences begun in 2012.” September 22, 2014 Find out more TV cameraman gunned down in Dominican Republic News Receive email alerts RSF_en Organisation to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Dominican Republic News The first half of 2015 has been arduous for journalists in the Dominican Republic, with physical attacks, threats, prosecutions and a murder. Freedom of information is also weakened by continuing impunity for crimes of violence against media personnel and the concentration of media ownership in few hands. Precarious employmentAt a news conference on 7 April, celebrated as Day of the Journalist, the Dominican Association of Journalists painted a grim picture of journalism in the Dominican Republic, blaming the concentration of media ownership for the lack of job security and the high level of self-censorship.According to the association, journalists have to choose between covering frivolous subjects that do not threaten the interests of advertisers and doing serious investigative reporting with the accompanying risk of losing their jobs.Legislative progress is also needed because journalists continue to be exposed to the possibility of prison sentences or heavy fines in connection with their work. Progress has been made in recent years on the decriminalization of media offences but it has yet to be completed.The protection of journalists’ source has been guaranteed since a constitutional amendment in 2009. And a major step was taken in 2013, when the supreme court ruled that article 46 of Law 6132 on the Expression and Dissemination of Thought was unconstitutional. The article listed professions whose members could be convicted of press offences.The Dominican Republic is ranked 63rd out of 180 countries in the Press Freedom Index that Reporters Without Borders released in February. Smear and hate campaignsFour journalists – Juan Bolívar Díaz, Huchi Lora, Amelia Deschamps and Roberto Cavada – announced on 2 February that they were the targets of a hate campaign for showing support for Haitians resident in the Dominican Republic. This is a sensitive issue since the adoption of Law 169/14 in May 2014, a law that is said to violate the American Convention on Human Rights because it denies Dominican citizenship to many persons of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic.The four journalists filed a complaint about the public humiliation and threats they had received in January and February, which they said had been orchestrated by a group called the Independent Patriotic Movement.A few days later, TV reporter Salvador Holguín said he had been the target of death threats and a social network smear campaign since an interview in which a former drug trafficker and army captain, Quirino Paulino Castillo, claimed to have lent 200 million pesos to former President Leonel Fernández of the ruling PLD party.The Dominican Association of Journalists (CDP) reported in April that Holguín had been told by TeleRadioAmerica Canal 45 not to broadcast the interview during his programme and that, according to Holguín, the orders came from persons close to Fernández.This is not the first time that Fernández associates have censored a TV station in this manner. In 2010, officials ordered the closure of privately-owned Canal 53-Cibao TV Club after one of its presenters made critical comments about Fernández.Threats and acts of violence against journalists are all the more worrying because they are rarely solved.Reporters Without Borders has nonetheless noted some significant court rulings in favour of media personnel. On 18 April, the supreme court threw out a defamation case against journalists Hector Tineo, Guillermo Tejeda and Hector Herrera Cabral.And on 9 April, a court threw out a government official’s claim that his constitutional rights were violated by a journalist who criticized the way the Development and Cooperative Credit Institute (IDECOOP) was being run. The case was rejected on the grounds that the official’s goal was to obtain the right of reply. February 15, 2017 Find out more News July 2, 2014 Find out morelast_img read more

Revisiting the Class of 2015 in Limerick music

first_imgLimerick Post looks back and celebrates another productive and exciting year in music.IMRO Venue of the Year for Dolan’s, UCH takes Munster.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up February 2015: The award for National Live Music Venue of the Year via public vote went to Dolan’s, Limerick. The University Concert Hall won the Best Munster Venue award. Slow Riot ‘Cathedral EP’LIMERICK post-punk trio Slow Riot released an explosive EP of brooding indie anthems.Shardbourne ‘Living Bridges’Limerick independent record company Out on a Limb released a killer record from instrumental progressive metal band Shardbourne. The full-length debut ‘Living Bridges’ is available on heavyweight double vinyl long player.Naive Ted‘Bloom One Rap Cats’,PRODUCER Naive Ted released three EPs and an album of his productions in 2015. Many inventive highlights particularly ‘Patience’ recorded with Limerick rappers SameD4ence.<a href=”http://unscenemusic.bandcamp.com/album/bloom-one-rap-cats”>Bloom One &#8211; Rap Cats by Naive Ted</a>WAV MASTERINGDerry singer/songwriter SOAK released her debut album ‘Before We Forgot How to Dream’ on Rough Trade in May. The album featured on the shortlist for a Mercury Music Prize in November. The album was mastered here in Limerick by Richard Dowling at WAV Mastering Studios. Radio hits for Gavin Glass, Johnny Duhan and Little Hours also got the finishing audio touch here in the city this year.Bleeding Heart PigeonsIT finally arrived, new music from Limerick’s Bleeding Heart Pigeons. Four tracks led by the eight minute ambitious epic ‘A Hallucination’. The forthcoming album mixed in London with David Wrench who mixed Caribou’s ‘Swim’ drops in January.Anna’s Anchor‘the islands’A tour of the islands this summer took Marty Ryan aka Anna’s Anchor to eight islands off the coast of Ireland in eight weeks to play eight gigs and complete eight new songs. Along the way Marty met many interesting characters, played some unforgettable gigs and written a set of great new songs.You Are A Lighthouse (Written on Valentia Island) performed live at a Sold Out Stormy Teacup for the Islands Album LaunchThe Islands was an 8 week project that took Anna’s Anchor to 8 different islands to play 8 gigs and write, record and release a song from each island.RTÉ Radio 1 have won the Music Documentary Award for “From Dancehall Days to Boogie Nights” at the PPI Radio Awards ceremony, held 09/10/15 in the Raddisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Galway. JJ Hartigan and Will Leahy (right) are pictured receiving the award from Sinead Wylde, (left), RTE Lyric FM. Pic Iain WhitePPI RADIO AWARDS2FM DJs Will Leahy and JJ Hartigan won a PPI Radio Award for their RTE Radio One Music Documentary ‘From Dancehall Days to Boogie Nights’ in October.WEENZ‘Local Celebrity’THE Limerick rapper celebrated his notoriety for appearing in the Rubberbandits Horse Outside video and made our favourite Limerick pop record of the year.dREA ‘Lost in the Water’Limerick songwriter dREA released ‘Lost in the Water’ with a video from Shane Serrano from the debut album, ‘Bravest of All’. Advertisement Previous articleChoice Music Prize ShortlistNext articleRecovered Noonan to have key role Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. NewsRevisiting the Class of 2015 in Limerick musicBy Eric Fitzgerald – January 6, 2016 743 Print Emailcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Linkedin Twitterlast_img read more

Limerickman’s bid to transform global democracy

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Advertisement Printcenter_img NewsLocal NewsLimerickman’s bid to transform global democracyBy Alan Jacques – April 20, 2018 962 Previous articleLimerick school among winners at Junk Kouture finalsNext article#WATCH Stars of Irish golf launch JP Pro am 2020 for Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin TAGSFronted.comJohn BuckleylimerickLisbonServe the CityTicTec RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads John Buckley addressing the TicTec conference in Lisbon. CURRENT methods of communication between citizens and their public representatives and institutions are broken and there isn’t enough of an emphasis on engaging the disenfranchised.That is the view of Raheen native John Buckley and his colleagues at Fronted.com, a Dublin-based design consultancy who have spent the past year researching the role of design in civic disillusionment with government.Speaking at the TicTec conference in Lisbon this week, he argued that technological solutions could help reverse the decline in public trust by opening direct, constructive communication channels between citizens and policymakers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Millennials, in particular, tweet at multinational corporations and expect a reply within the hour. Or order pizza at the tap of a button. Over time, these technological advances have an impact on our environment and our expectations,” John told the Limerick Post from Lisbon this week.“Government’s haven’t keep up with this fast pace of change and so people feel more disconnected. This is not good for, what is purposed to be, the most outward looking institution in our society,” he argued.Most people, he believes, feel excluded from the process, until they are cynically asked for their vote every four or five years, and then return to the fringes.John is best known to Limerick Post readers as the co-founder of local volunteer non-profit Serve the City Limerick. More recently he has also taken on the role of lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Limerick.He was speaking at the Lisbon conference in his capacity as Experience Designer at UX design consultancy, Fronted.com.“Getting the opportunity to speak directly to civic technology practitioners in this forum is so powerful. TicTec is widely credited as being the most important civic tech conference in the world, so if there is any place to lay out your argument and vision – it’s here.”Other speakers at this year’s conference include representatives of numerous governments, international think-tanks, non-governmental organisations and technology platforms such as Facebook and Google.“Government’s all over the world are beginning to invite citizens to be part of the process. Change is slow but it’s happening. We’ve created these principles to nudge that change in the right direction,” he concluded.by Alan [email protected]last_img read more

Median Homebuyer Age Has Remained ‘Remarkably Steady’ Over the Years

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Despite rising shares of homebuyers age 50 and over and shrinking percentages of homeowners ages 35 to 50 and under 30, the median age of homebuyers has remained “remarkably steady” in the last decade, according to a commentary from the National Association of Realtors.The median homebuyer age was 39 years old from 2005 to 2010 and 41 years old from 2011 to 2014, according to government data in the recently released American Community Survey (ACS). Data provided by the soon-to-be released 2015 Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers by NAR shows only a slightly older median age, according to Danielle Hale, Director of Housing Statistics with NAR.“In spite of the small changes in homebuyer shares by age, the government data shows a remarkably steady median age over the years,” Hale said.The ACS, which gathers information from approximately three million American consumers, found that the share of homebuyers (owners who moved in the previous year) age 50 and over was larger in 2014 than it was in 2005. During the same period, the homebuyer share for the age groups of under 30 and 35 to 50 has declined.The Census Bureau takes the ACS each month and does not necessarily target homebuyers, but provides data on those who own their home and have moved into the home within the previous year. The data in the ACS is such that homeowners who moved recently could have moved during any month in a 24-month window centered on January of the year the survey is taken. NAR’s Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers targets homebuyers who purchased their home at any time from July to June of the year the survey was taken. Still, Hale said, “the data between the surveys is remarkably consistent.”The good news for the housing industry is that the share of millennial homebuyers (age 30 to 35) has been on the rise in recent years, rising from 14.5 percent in 2011 to 14.7 percent in 2012, 15.4 percent in 2013, and 15.8 percent in 2014, according to the NAR data. While the data showed that most states mirrored the trend of the rising share of older homebuyers from 2005 to 2014, the median homebuyer aged actually declined in nine states and the District of Columbia during that period. The largest swing occurred in North Dakota, where the median homebuyer age declined from 41.3 in 2005 to 34.6 nine years later in 2014. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Previous: DS News Webcast: Thursday 11/5/2015 Next: Stewart Title Partners With PEXA to Cover ‘Lodgement Gap’ Risk Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Share Save Median Homebuyer Age Has Remained ‘Remarkably Steady’ Over the Years The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Median Homebuyer Age Has Remained ‘Remarkably Steady’ Over the Years Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img About Author: Brian Honea November 4, 2015 2,518 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Home Sellers Homebuyers Housing Market National Association of Realtors Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Home Sellers Homebuyers Housing Market National Association of Realtors 2015-11-04 Brian Honealast_img read more

Donegal County Council may hold the Key for Senator Norris’s Aras bid

first_img Facebook Donegal County Council may hold the Key for Senator Norris’s Aras bid Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Previous articleMan in ‘critical condition’ following Gweedore crashNext articleAny privatisation of ESB will be a disaster – Pearse Doherty News Highland Google+ Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Senator David Norris has this evening received the formal backing of Fingal County Council in Dublin for the Presidential ticket.He does however still require the endorsement of three other councils – something his spokesperson says he’s confident will happen by next week’s deadline.It is understood that he will seek the support of Donegal County Council which meets next Monay.Meanwhile Senator Norris and Dana were both dealt a blow earlier today when Fianna Fail decided not to nominate or endorse any candidate in the race.center_img Pinterest News By News Highland – September 20, 2011 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApp Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton last_img read more

PSNI investigating serious crash in Park

first_img WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleAnger after children’s playpark destroyed in EglintonNext articleTyrone book McKenna Cup final date with Armagh News Highland Facebook Facebook Google+ Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Police are currently at the scene of a serious single vehicle road traffic collision in Glengrainne Gardens in Park.Police received a report of the collision shortly before 5.25am.The female driver was taken to hospital for treatment, where her condition is described as critical.Tiereighter Road was closed to traffic while police investigated the circumstances of the collision but has since reopened. PSNI investigating serious crash in Parkcenter_img Twitter Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – January 13, 2019 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more