Magical Dining Month starts tomorrow

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSMagical Dining Month Previous articleYes, gas prices have shot up in the last weekNext articleRecall: Fresh-cut vegetables due to Listeria concerns Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Food lovers can experience deals at 90 of the most popular restaurants in Central Florida during Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month.From August 29th through October 2nd, guests can enjoy three-course dinners for only $33 per person.  The program includes some of the hottest new arrivals to Orlando’s culinary scene as well as local favorites across town.One dollar from each meal will also be donated to a local charity, with last year’s program contributing more than $160,000.A full list of all participating restaurants and menus are available at OrlandoMagicalDining.com.New restaurants to the program include:STK, a brand new upscale steakhouse with a high-energy atmosphere at Disney Springs.Morimoto Asia, by Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef America fame, offering pan-Asian flavors from across the continent.Urbain 40, glinting with 1940’s glamour and a continental menu crafted from largely local, seasonal ingredients.Cask & Larder, a local favorite featuring brewed-onsite beer, home-cured meats and pickled vegetables. Cask & Larder is the second restaurant created by five-time James Beard-nominated chefs James Petrakis and Julie Petrakis.Magical Dining Month gives both locals and visitors alike a chance to experience Orlando dining at its finest all over town – from options near the theme parks to hidden gems in Orlando’s local neighborhoods. Examples include:Convention Area – RA Sushi, Itta Bena, Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit, Urban Tide, The Capital Grille, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, A Land RememberedDisney/Lake Buena Vista – Black Fire Brazilian Steakhouse, deep blu seafood grille, NINE18, Todd English’s BluezooDowntown – Shari Sushi Lounge, Artisan’s Table, The Boheme, Citrus Restaurant, KASA Restaurant & Bar, Maxine’s on ShineRestaurant Row – SLATE, Big Fin Seafood Kitchen, Christini’s Ristorante Italiano, Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood Restaurant, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Ocean PrimeUniversal/CityWalk – Amatista Cookhouse, Emeril’s Tchoup Chop, Island’s Dining Room, The Kitchen, Mama Della’s RistoranteWinter Park – Blu on the Avenue, The Ravenous Pig, Luma on Park, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Chez Vincent, Hamilton’s Kitchen, Ruth’s Chris Steak HouseSurrounding Areas – F&D Kitchen and Bar, Osprey Tavern*, Kabooki Sushi*, Ruth’s Chris Steak HouseEach year Magical Dining Month benefits a local cause chosen the year prior. This year, The Russell Home for Atypical Children is the recipient, and will be given $1 from every Magical Dining meal. The Russell Home is the first non-profit institution in the country to provide a home atmosphere with a family structure for special needs children and ‘child-like’ adults. In continuous operation for over 60 years without any government support, the home also provides 24 hours of free respite care and free day care for the local families with special needs dependents.Last year, Magical Dining Month raised a record $160,735 for ELEVATE Orlando. The funds raised by Magical Dining enabled ELEVATE to expand its mentorship programs into Jones High School, equipping thousands of urban youth in Central Florida to graduate with a plan for their future.Whether you arrive at the restaurant as a walk-in guest or with advance reservations, simply ask your server for the Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month menu. No vouchers, coupons or flyers are needed. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

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Armenia Building 1929-1933 / BAK Arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Daniela Mac Adden Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Apartments “COPY” Armenia Building 1929-1933 / BAK Arquitectos Armenia Building 1929-1933 / BAK ArquitectosSave this projectSaveArmenia Building 1929-1933 / BAK Arquitectos Save this picture!© Daniela Mac Adden+ 25 Share CopyAbout this officeBAK arquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuenos AiresArgentinaPublished on July 12, 2016Cite: “Armenia Building 1929-1933 / BAK Arquitectos” 12 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?混凝土的经典形式 – Armenia 建筑 1929-1933 / Luciano Kruk + María Victoria Besonías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 stream Projects “COPY” Area:  3200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791156/armenia-building-1929-1933-maria-victoria-besonias-plus-luciano-kruk Clipboard Architects: BAK arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyApartments•Buenos Aires, Argentina 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791156/armenia-building-1929-1933-maria-victoria-besonias-plus-luciano-kruk Clipboard Year:  Argentina Photographs Manufacturers: Aluminio San Miguel, Barugel, Estudio D’UrbanProject Manager Architect:Belén FerrandSite Manager Architect:Belén FerrandCollaborators:Andrés Conde Blanco, Ekaterina Künzel, Alice Salamone, Christian StuderText Editing:Mariana PiquéOriginal Project Plot Surface:733 m2Original Project Constructed Surface:2557 m2Extension Plot Surface:167 m2Extension Constructed Surface:643 m2Armenia 1933 Original Project Architects:María Victoria Besonías, Luciano KrukArmenia 1929 Extension Project Architect:Luciano KrukCity:Buenos AiresCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEACurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Armenia Building is located in Palermo Soho, a neighborhood in the city of Buenos Aires. Due to the gentrification process occurred during the last decade, Palermo Soho was renewed and became a gastronomic, cultural, commercial and touristic hotspot, which has raised real estate prices in the area.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe building is situated on Armenia Street, an average width road lined with aged trees.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenIn order to profit from the area’s potential, an investment group commissioned an apartment building with a row of stores on the ground floor. The building should be composed of a varied set of apartments. While the commissioners intended most of them to be lofts that could be temporarily rent out to tourists, the more spacious unities (one, two, and three-bedroom apartments) would be sold as permanent residencies. It was requested the project should include common areas, green spaces, a solarium, and should also be endowed with water presence. With respect to materiality, the clients already knew the Studio’s career regarding the esthetics of its works and its experience in the use of exposed concrete. They considered it fit for the project not just for esthetics reasons, but also because it requires minimum maintenance.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe project synthesis developed a building organized in two compact blocks linked by a patio in-between that would function as the heart of the design. The blocks’ height was determined by the code’s zoning: ground floor and four other floors. According to the code’s requirements, the different floors on the front block are organized in steps ascending inwards. This structure is mirrored by the block in the rear so that better insolation, air and views may be achieved, falling backwards on the upper floors and generating an opening towards the central patio.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe Studio’s intention was to avoid this space’s confinement, so the ground free floor plan connects the street area, the central patio and the backyard. Receded from the building’s facade, the double-height stores set in the front expand the sidewalk space. Among the stores’ interstices is located the entrance to the building, with no closing physical barrier other than a fence that allows the passing of air into the rest of the condominium. The air going through the whole floor plan softens the transition between the public and private spaces.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenRegarding the floor plan’s organization, both blocks area arranged over an orthogonal grid. This grid is bilaterally set on both sides of an axis that cuts through the trapezoid drawn by the site. Each block has its own circulatory nucleus and both lie on this same axis.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenAlong with the site’s geometry, the diverse typology requested by our customers and the intention to achieve well lit and aired homes endowed with good views were the project’s main challenge.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenRegarding the facade, a brise-soleil system composed of vertical partitions and horizontal eaves was designed to function as a sun control artifact that would also shelter the apartments from the view from the street.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenApart from the central patio, for which natural forestation was designed, the condominium has a common use solarium and reflecting pool on the second level that lean over the patio.Save this picture!1st Floor PlanThe central patio has semi covered spaces that may be used as parking slots, but also there is a garage and private storerooms on the underground floor that can be accessed through a car elevator.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenWhen the construction was already well advanced, the commissioner acquired the lot next to the building site to incorporate it into the project and the original design needed to be adapted. New stores were included on the front and the new apartments (which were now thirty four) were integrated into the existing structure, making use of the circulatory nucleuses developed for the original project. The brise-soleil system was adapted so that it would serve as an integrating element with the new building.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe exposed concrete is present all over the building shell, as well as in the common areas, the circulatory nucleuses, the slab bases and both the indoor and outdoor floors, made of smooth concrete. In contraposition, inner partitions are plastered brick walls painted in white. While the apartments’ framing is made of dark bonze anodized aluminum, black steel was selected for the front framings, the internal structure supporting the stores’ mezzanines, and the rest of the forges.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenProject gallerySee allShow lessRichard Meier’s Douglas House Added to National Register of Historic PlacesArchitecture NewsCall for Applications: FUTURE+ Aformal AcademyCall for SubmissionsProject locationAddress:Palermo, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, ArgentinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharelast_img read more

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Appeal to the the candidates

first_img to go further Organisation News Follow the news on France In recent years, French courts have handed down a number of rulings particularly harmful to press freedom. They now frequently give priority to confidentiality of the preliminary examination of a case, to the principle of presumed innocence and to the confidentiality of professional and financial information over a journalist’s right to freely seek out and publish material. This trend was confirmed in 2001, in contradiction to rulings of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), which usually favours the right to inform the public on grounds that “safeguarding press freedom is in the interests of a democratic society.” A dozen journalists were convicted or prosecuted in 2001 for publishing articles investigating matters of public interest such as scandals. Libel writs are still regularly used. In the Falcone scandal about illegal arms sales to Angola, two national daily newspapers and four journalists were convicted by the Paris magistrates’ court for articles that were deemed “generally” defamatory. The court said the facts in the article were “not individually libellous, but taken together” they were “because of the implications that can be drawn from them.”Some journalists were prosecuted for “jeopardising the presumption of innocence.” A magazine that printed a photo of former Elf Aquitaine oil company chief Alfred Sirven in the Santé prison in Paris was fined the equivalent of 6,100 euros under the new article 35 (3) of the 1881 press law, added by the law of 15 June 2000 to strengthen the protection of presumption of innocence. The court said the law clearly took priority over the argument that the right to inform the public was more important in the case of a special event. The photographers cleared in 1999 of involvement in the accidental death of Britain’s Princess Diana faced new charges in 2001 of “invading privacy” for taking photos of the accident.More seriously, as well as the traditional limits on press freedom, imposed by the law to prevent and punish violation of people’s rights, there is a new practice by courts and judges that challenges the right of journalists to even possess certain kinds of information.The French supreme court confirmed in 2001 the existence of a new crime for journalists of being in possession of material violating the confidentiality of a preliminary legal investigation or of professional matters when it upheld the conviction of two journalists who revealed documents from an enquiry into the scandal of phone tapping ordered by the French presidency. But journalists are not legally bound by this confidentiality, as are judges, police and court clerks, or by professional secrecy, as are lawyers. The offence of “possessing” material breaching such confidentiality emerged with the political-financial scandals of the 1990s and has since been a regular feature of court cases.Journalist Arnaud Hamelin was charged under this heading in October 2000 in connection with the copying and passing of the “Méry cassette” as part of the preliminary investigation of former finance minister Dominique Strauss-Kahn and “others” for “removing a document from legal custody.” The supreme court confirmed this legal innovation even though the ECHR condemned France in 1999 in another case, saying that conviction of a journalist for possessing a document involving professional secrecy was undue interference by legal authorities in freedom of expression.This disturbing trend in the decisions of French courts also challenges the right of journalists accused of defamation to present proof of their allegations, details of their investigations and evidence of their good intentions. A journalist was convicted in May 2001 of having presented in his defence material from a judge’s preliminary investigation two years earlier.The Paris appeals court also confirmed in 2001 a decision against a daily paper for libelling Dr Michel Garetta in a French blood transfusion scandal. The paper’s lawyer said the court forbade the journalists to produce documents covered by legal confidentiality that proved the seriousness of the journalist’s investigations. Journalists are thus caught between being accused of libel if they fail to prove their assertions and of illegally “possessing information” if the material that may prove their case is part of an ongoing investigation.But if the journalist seems to know more than the judge and his investigations seem more thorough than the legal investigation, there is a great temptation for courts and judges to force journalists to reveal their sources. The right of journalists not to reveal their sources is regularly challenged in France. In September 2001, journalist and photographer Jean-Pierre Rey, a Corsican affairs specialist, was held for nearly the legal maximum of four days by the National Anti-Terrorist Service (DNAT) for lengthy interrogation under the unspoken but real threat that he could be charged.Over the previous 20 months, four other journalists were questioned in similar circumstances, to “give evidence” as part of enquiries into attacks in Brittany and Corsica or into political and financial scandals. Journalist Hubert Levet, who in 1999 had disclosed the half-yearly accounts of the firm Aérospatiale-Matra before they were officially released, was questioned at length by financial experts of the Paris magistrates’ court about the source of his information, which he refused to reveal. His paper’s offices were searched and his details of all his phone calls examined. He was finally left alone by the authorities in February 2000. In October 2000, journalist Arnaud Hamelin was detained for two days for questioning about how he had arranged to copy the “Méry cassette” and how its contents came to be published in the daily Le Monde. The June 2000 law says people cannot be held for questioning unless there are “reasons to suspect they have committed or tried to commit an offence.” The journalists who have been detained in this way over the past two years have denounced what they call a form of pressure to get them to disclose information covered by the right not to reveal sources. A journalist investigating possible criminal activity is thus often treated by the legal system on an equal footing with the suspected criminals. This assimilation, which has become commonplace in recent years by judges handling financial or anti-terrorist cases, is deplorable. Seeking out and publishing information is the essence of journalism. In matters of public interest that are under legal investigation but of special interest to the general public, the media must be able to continue freely playing its role, which is not to be confused with the role of the courts, and to freely exercise its responsibility in relation to the truth and reliability of information and its respect for individuals, as part and parcel of democratic debate.This issue is important enough to be tackled by the candidates in the French presidential election. The French National Press Federation and Reporters Without Borders urge that the Code of Criminal Procedure (article 109, paragraph 2) be amended to strengthen the protection of journalists being interviewed by courts and judges about material gathered in the course of their work. So far, such appeals have fallen on deaf ears. We now ask the candidates to formally pledge that they will ensure respect, legally and in practice, of the right of journalists to freely seek out and disseminate information without always having to account for such activity to judges and courts. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU May 10, 2021 Find out more In recent years, French courts have handed down a number of rulings particularly harmful to press freedom. The French National Press Federation and RSF urge the candidates in the French presidential election to pledge that they will ensure respect of the right of journalists to freely seek out and disseminate information. Help by sharing this information April 16, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal to the the candidates FranceEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story June 2, 2021 Find out more FranceEurope – Central Asia Newslast_img read more

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RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region

first_img News Follow the news on Somalia News SomaliaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsEvents ImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expression Freelance reporter Kilwe Adan Farah is still being held in the main prison in Garowe, Puntland’s capital, nearly two months after the Puntland police arrested him and Farah Mohamed Khalif, another freelancer known as “Yemen,” on 27 December. According to NUSOJ’s information, they were arrested in connection with the publication of photos of protests against the accelerating inflation in Puntland.Khalif has since been freed but Kilwe is still detained without being formally charged with any crime. His situation is all the more worrying because he was held incommunicado for the first month without anyone being able to find out what had happened to him. Puntland’s journalists think his detention is meant to send a message to those who might dare to cover demonstrations and protests against the local authorities.On 22 February, Ahmed Botan Arab, a freelancer was also arrested by the Puntland police in the city of Bossasso after posting video interviews of local residents commenting on a speech about the political situation in Somalia that Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni had given the day before. Speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, a Bossasso-based journalist told NUSOJ that the authorities initially threatened Arab in an attempt to dissuade him from posting the interviews on his YouTube channel, and then arrested him after the video sent viral. Accused of “spreading misinformation’, he was eventually released yesterday on 24 February.“Puntland’s journalists are courageous professionals who do their duty to report the news in a very hostile environment that includes intimidation, threats and even imprisonment,” NUSOJ secretary general Omar Faruk Osman said. “Puntland must reverse this repressive trend and allow journalists to work without reprisals, censorship or any other form of restriction.”“Puntland’s authorities cannot publicly claim to be actively helping to democratize Somalia while at the same time carrying out completely arbitrary arrests of journalists which, on the contrary, help to undermine the current electoral process,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The release of the detained journalist is an essential condition for holding credible elections. We also urge the Somali federal authorities to do everything possible to ensure that these repeated arrests of journalists are brought to an end, as they pledged to do.” The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation SomaliaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsEvents ImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expression January 8, 2021 Find out more February 24, 2021 – Updated on February 25, 2021 RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Help by sharing this information At a joint press conference today, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and a partner organization, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), condemned the decline in press freedom in Puntland, a semi-autonomous region in northeastern Somalia, and called for the release of a journalist imprisoned there. center_img Receive email alerts to go further Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia March 2, 2021 Find out more News Somalia is currently in the throes of a major political crisis that prevented parliamentary and presidential elections from being held in December 2020 and January 2021, as initially envisaged.During an unprecedented visit to Somalia by RSF last October, RSF and NUSOJ met with Somali President Mohamed Farmaajo and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, and asked them to take concrete measures to improve the very hostile environment for the Somali media. The prime minister undertook to implement a moratorium on arrests of journalists.Somalia is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en Reports RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists November 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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“Immense relief” after Harry Nicolaides is pardoned and flies home

first_img August 21, 2020 Find out more to go further ThailandAsia – Pacific June 12, 2020 Find out more News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Reporters Without Borders hails the release of Harry Nicolaides, who flew home to Australia today after being granted a royal pardon on 19 February. The press freedom organisation calls for a rapid overhaul of Thailand’s lese majeste law.“Nicolaides should never have been arrested and sentenced to three years in prison,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By according him a pardon, the king has corrected a serious miscarriage of justice and a violation of free expression. We call for an end to lese majeste proceedings against Thai citizens such as university academic Giles Ungpakorn and Internet user Suwicha Thakor.”On his arrival today at Melbourne airport, a moved Nicolaides thanked his fellow Australians for their support during the more than five months in spent in a Bangkok prison. He was told he was being released just a few hours before being put on a flight back to Australia. Thai officials made him kneel before a photo of the king before freeing him.“I have been crying for eight hours as I learned only a few minutes before my flight that my mother had suffered a stroke,” Nicolaides told journalists, adding that he blamed his detention for his mother’s condition.Nicolaides’ brother sent Reporters Without Borders an email thanking all those who supported the family’s efforts. “Harry will not make any statements to the press for a while because he wants to be with his family and to regain his health.”Aged 41, Nicolaides was sentenced by the Bangkok criminal court on 19 January to three years in prison on a charge of lese majeste under article 112 of the criminal code for referring in his 2005 novel “Verisimilitude” to the way King Bhumipol’s son had treated one his mistresses. He pleaded guilty at the trial and asked the court to be lenient. Only 50 copies of the novel were ever printed.Earlier this month, Reporters Without Borders issued a report on lese majeste in Thailand and organised a cyber-demonstration to demand Nicolaides’ release. ThailandAsia – Pacific May 12, 2021 Find out more News Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Organisation Receive email alerts February 21, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Immense relief” after Harry Nicolaides is pardoned and flies home News News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar On his arrival today at Melbourne airport, a moved Nicolaides thanked his fellow Australians for their support during the more than five months in spent in a Bangkok prison. Reporters Without Borders hails his release and calls for a rapid overhaul of Thailand’s lese majeste law. Follow the news on Thailandlast_img read more

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Bubble Ahead?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Bubble Ahead? August 9, 2017 1,496 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Are NPL and RPL Markets the Key to Investor Growth? Next: IDS Promotes Beckie Santos to Manager of New Product Development   Bubble Ahead? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: Housing Bubble Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Housing Bubble 2017-08-09 Brianna Gilpin Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home prices are rising and inventory is low—sound familiar? That fact has been talked about nearly to death, but it’s for good reason. Though it means that housing confidence is up and on a positive trajectory, it also means for certain areas that we could be headed for a correction.Eight in 10 American’s, or 79 percent, say that homeownership is still a part of the American Dream, which is why ValueInsured has ranked the Housing Confidence Index score at 68.7 on a hundred-point scale. However, the expectation that homes will continue on their value path has decreased significantly.According to ValueInsured, 57 percent of the American homeowners that were surveyed think their area is overvalued and home prices are unsustainable. Since last quarter, that is a 7 percent increase. Homeowners in Urban areas are particularly concerned with 65 percent believing that homes are overvalued and unsustainable.“We see more homebuyers concerned with timing the market,” said Joe Melendez, CEO of ValueInsured. “This is especially true for millennials, who are more likely to switch jobs, relocate or need to upsize in the next few years. No one wants to buy at the peak and find themselves underwater as so many did a decade ago.”Overall, 62 percent of those surveyed think there will be another housing bubble, but there are five states that could especially be on the road to correction. Seventy-one percent of those surveyed think Washington is the number one place headed for correction followed by New York (68 percent), Florida (63 percent), California (59 percent), and Texas (58 percent).“Beyond the jitters, I see in our survey an increasingly informed nation of homebuyers, who understand the risk of the market,” said Melendez. “To those concerned about a price correction, or waiting to time the market, I recommend a proactive approach. Have an exit plan, then anytime you find a home you love is a good time to buy.”To read the full report, click here.  Print This Post About Author: Brianna Gilpin Subscribelast_img read more

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Donegal families of victims of the Troubles take out full page advertisement

first_img Facebook Families of victims of the Northern Ireland Troubles have taken out a full page newspaper advert to accuse the British Government of a ‘shameful failure’ to address the legacy of the conflict.The groups represent more than 150 bereaved families, including the families of Donegal men Eddie Fullerton and Henry Cunningham.The advert expresses dissatisfaction that the ‘Fresh Start’ political deal struck last month does did not reach agreement on a way forward to deal with legacy issues.This is because of the UK government’s insistence on retaining a veto, on national security grounds, over disclosing certain historic documents on Troubles killings.Paul O’Connor of the Pat Finucane Centre says that makes no sense:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/ADVERT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+ By News Highland – December 10, 2015 Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter Donegal families of victims of the Troubles take out full page advertisementcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal businesses urged to apply for Storm Desmond flooding supportNext articleCleaners at Letterkenny University Hospital vote for industrial action News Highland Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Homepage BannerNews Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more

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Allahabad HC Seeks UP Govt.’s Response In Journalist Prashant Kanojia’s Bail Plea [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad HC Seeks UP Govt.’s Response In Journalist Prashant Kanojia’s Bail Plea [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 Sep 2020 11:32 PMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Monday granted four weeks’ time to the State Government to file its reply in the regular bail plea moved by freelance journalist Prashant Kanojia, in connection to a FIR lodged against him allegedly for making social media posts that have the potential to promote enmity between two or more communities/groups. The Bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Monday granted four weeks’ time to the State Government to file its reply in the regular bail plea moved by freelance journalist Prashant Kanojia, in connection to a FIR lodged against him allegedly for making social media posts that have the potential to promote enmity between two or more communities/groups. The Bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh ordered, “Notice on behalf of the State has been accepted by Mr. Balram Singh, learned A.G.A. who seeks and is granted four weeks’ time to file response to the bail application filed on behalf of the accused-applicant.” Kanojia was arrested by the UP Police last month. He had moved the High Court after the Lucknow District Court denied him any relief. As per the facts averred in the District Court’s order, the FIR against him was lodged by one Shashank Shekhar Singh, under Sections 505(1)(b) (Statements conducing to public mischief with intent to cause fear or alarm to the public), 501 (Printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory), 500 (Defamation) of IPC and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act. It is alleged that Kanojia had posted pictures of the President of India, the Prime Minister and UP CM Yogi Adityanath on his Twitter account, accompanied by objectionable comments. It was further alleged that he also made comments against the Dalit community, and his posts were intended to incite caste and religious sentiments among the citizens of the country for inciting violence. The complainant had also pointed that Kanojia had criminal antecedents and had been arrested on previous occasions as well. Click Here To Download HC Order Click Here To Download District Court OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Usain Bolt makes debut as soccer player for Australian league

first_img Beau Lund August 31, 2018 /Sports News – National Usain Bolt makes debut as soccer player for Australian league FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCameron Spencer/Getty Images(SYDNEY) — Usain Bolt, eight-time Olympic gold medalist and world record-holder, begins his soccer career Friday for Australia’s A-League Central Coast Mariners in a preseason match.Bolt, considered by many the greatest sprinter of all time, has been training with the Mariners as he attempts to re-invent himself as a professional soccer player. The former Olympian begins an indefinite trial period as he seeks a contract.Fans are eager to see if the speed and athleticism Bolt is known for will carry over to the soccer field, and more than 10,000 people are expected to attend the game, where Bolt hopes to play in the last 15 or 20 minutes.This is not the first time a renowned athlete has attempted to segue from one sport to another.Michael Jordan, former Chicago Bulls basketball legend, notably transitioned to minor league baseball in 1994. Jordan’s stint in the minor leagues was largely underwhelming, and he returned to play for the Bulls in 1995, leading them to three more of his six total championships.Tim Tebow, a former Heisman Trophy winner, is pursuing a career in minor league baseball after a short but polarizing NFL career. Though a fan favorite, it’s unlikely Tebow will advance to the majors.A smooth transition is possible, as evidenced by Renaldo Nehemiah, an Olympic gold medalist in track and field who went on to a Super Bowl-winning career as a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys.Bolt’s move has garnered massive attention for the Mariners, who ended last season at the bottom of the A-League. Some have questioned whether Bolt’s attempted transition is a publicity stunt, though others believe he’ll be an asset to the sport. Bolt has insisted he is serious about pursuing a career in soccer.“The more I play, the more comfortable I get,” Bolt said at a press conference, adding that he’s still in the learning process.Bolt, who is training as a forward, had his first full practice session with the team on Tuesday. He admitted to struggling with the speed of the game, but said he’s committed to pushing himself and putting in the necessary work to improve.“I expect to make mistakes, but I also expect to go there and make myself proud,” Bolt said.Mariners head coach Mike Mulvey confirmed that Bolt is still adjusting to the fitness required for the game, but called Bolt “determined.”“I’m quite pleased with the way he’s progressing,” Mulvey said at a press conference, adding that even he couldn’t predict the strides Bolt will make. “When Usain Bolt walks in a door, you don’t know your standards.”Ricky Simms, Bolt’s agent, also told ABC News that his client is progressing well. Adding that everyone on the Mariners has been extremely welcoming, Simms said, “He is looking forward to the next nine months here.”While Bolt is candid about his nerves before the match, he noted that the season doesn’t officially begin until October, giving him time to focus and dedicate himself to improving.“I know when I get on the field,” he said, “I’m always going to push myself to the limit.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

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HMS Montrose in Baltops 2014

first_img View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Naval HMS Montrose in Baltops 2014 View post tag: europe View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Montrose in Baltops 2014 Fourteen countries, 30 ships, 52 aircraft and a massive expanse of water for one of the largest naval exercises of the year – Baltops 2014 is now underway.center_img June 18, 2014 View post tag: HMS Montrose View post tag: BALTOPS It started late last week in Karlskrona, Sweden, and by the time Baltops (Baltic Operations 2014) finishes on 20 June more than 100 serials will have taken place.As a regular player in this annual exercise, the Royal Navy is this year represented by the Plymouth based frigate HMS Montrose – currently being put through her paces with a non-stop programme devised by the Baltops planning team.US Navy Rear Admiral Richard Snyder, Baltops 2014 commander, said: “This is the 42nd year that this exercise has been held. It’s interesting to see how Baltops has developed over that time from a few countries to what it is today.“It has become a multinational exercise with 30 warships and 14 countries – it really is quite impressive.”He stressed that while every participating nation has its own objectives an exercise of this nature was important for maritime security and for countries to “come together and work together as partners for peace.”The exercise is being co-ordinated by the USS Mt Whitney, a command ship, and the flagship of the US Sixth Fleet.From there vessels from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom and the US, are set their high tempo tasks.Captain Craig Clapperton, Commanding Officer of USS Mt Whitney, said: “Anytime you’ve got 14 nations’ warships coming together, you’ve got to plan something new. You’ve got to look at how the previous exercise ran and then build on it, make it better and make use of the full spectrum of capability on offer.“This year Baltops is bigger than previous years, especially in terms of the number of aircraft we have taking part – we are looking at more than 50 that are playing an active role.”Having returned from several months in the Gulf and off the coast of Syria operating as part of Op Recsyr – the removal of chemical weapons from Syria – Montrose is now back in a training environment and working as hard as ever.The exercises do not end when the sun sets, but continue through the night to ensure all nations are receiving maximum benefit from the training.Commanding Officer of HMS Montrose, Commander James Parkin, said: “Baltops allows sailors from an assortment of navies to come together and engage in realistic and challenging maritime training. It fosters a common understanding between all of the nations taking part and strengthens our regional partnerships.“As the Commanding Officer of HMS Montrose, it is a real privilege to show her capabilities on an international stage and demonstrate that my sailors can deliver in spades whatever the Royal Navy is called upon to do, and show how committed the United Kingdom is to our NATO and European allies.”Baltops 2014 runs until 20 June and ends in Kiel, Germany.[mappress]Press Release, June 18, 2014; Image: View post tag: 2014 Share this articlelast_img read more

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