Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Black Knight Financial Services released its July Home Price Index, which utilizes public records and data sets to determine the valuation of home prices on 90 percent of residential properties in the United States.According to the report, the national HPI rose to $281,000, an increase of 5.9 percent since the beginning of the year. It also marked a slight increase of 0.5 percent month-over-month and a year-over-year increase of 6.2 percent. Appreciation rates, however, have continued to slow since March, when they peaked at 1.3 percent.On a regional scale, New York home prices experienced the highest rate of appreciation, at 1.8 percent since last month. San Jose, California has grown 11.1 percent since the beginning of the year, and the average home price is now over $1 million.Conversely, Virginia was the only state of the 20 largest states that had a month-over-month decline, although the drop was nominal at 0.2 percent. Delaware also showed negative appreciation, at 0.1 percent. On a smaller metro level, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Los Angeles, California; and Washington D.C. experienced small declines in appreciation, at 0.3 percent, 0.2 percent, and 0.1 respectively.The top five states that showed the highest appreciation rate—all over 1 percent—aside from previously mentioned New York were Rhode Island, Montana, Utah, and Nevada. West Virginia and North Carolina were unmoved month-over-month.In the top 40 metros, half hit new peaks in July, including hot markets which the industry has kept a watchful eye on, including Dallas, Texas, Austin, Texas, and Denver, Colorado.To read the full report, follow this link. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Joey Pizzolato Home Price Appreciation Growth Rate Slows 2017-09-25 Joey Pizzolato Print This Post Related Articles September 25, 2017 1,500 Views Home / Daily Dose / Home Price Appreciation Growth Rate Slows Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] 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 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Week Ahead: Case-Shiller Home Price Index Next: JPMorgan Chase: Assisting in 4 Economic Growth Areas Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago
The sun was shining, the beach goers were thrilled, and OCBP was on the job. Things were jumping Sunday at St. Charles Place beach in Ocean City.If you we looking for a lull in the action between Memorial day and the close of area schools, you weren’t finding it on the island in general or at St. Charles Place, where our intrepid photographer was ensconced for much of the day.Beach activities attracted visitors and locals alike who were in mid-season form.Ocean temperatures were in the mid-60s, but that did not deter the many wetsuit-clad surfers or even the “bare back” swimmers taking a dip. Sand castles were built, holes were dug, Frisbees were tossed and the smell of Coppertone filled the air.OCBP came to the rescue when a guest took ill.Brilliant sunshine and gusty breezes kept the joggers, cyclists and dog-walkers active on the surrounding streets, but that did not seem to affect the large number of beach-goers. Despite slightly cooler than normal air temperature, blankets were close and everyone coexisted well.Beach Taggers Lindsay O’Malley and Natalie Greene were on duty, selling tags with a smile.We noticed beach taggers checking for badges and selling them. Daily, weekly and seasonal tags seemed to be selling well.The happy couple and their guests were treated to a perfect June beach day in Ocean City.Nearby, City Councilman Keith Hartzell officiated a beach wedding. The newlyweds and their guests were said to have come in from from Middletown, DE.All in all, it was a great day at the beach at America’s Greatest Family Resort.After hours, a couple of future life-savers decided to check out the view.
Tweet 31 Views no discussions LocalNews Dominica Lions donate wheelchairs to physically challenged by: – July 2, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Share Share (L-R) Ln Alain, Ln President Diana, Ln Bernadette, Ln Evans, Nurse Christian and Ln RaymondLions President Diana Angol and members of the Dominica Lions club on Friday, 29th June 2012, donated wheel chairs to two persons on the island. The recipients were Ms. Caryl Mitchel a mother of three (3), from Morne Prosper, who as a result of diabetic complications had to have her left leg amputated from below the knee in December of 2011. Ms. Mitchel suffered from pregnancy-induced diabetes since the 80’s. Prior to losing her leg she was involved in agriculture where she planted and sold vegetables at the market. Lion President Diana Angol , Anthea Carette & Ms SeamanMs. Mitchel said that ever since her surgery she has been using crutches and that she is very grateful to the Dominica Lions Club for providing her with this wheelchair, as it will make getting around a much easier process and as such she will be able to start attending church again. The second recipient was 26-year-old Ms. Anthea Carrette from the northern village of Capuchin. Anthea, a cheerful girl, was physically disabled from birth. Her Mother, Ms Seaman, also thanked the Club for this wonderful donation and expressed their delight in receiving the chair since it will allow the family to take her around and outdoors more easily.President Diana said that the Dominica Lions were indeed happy to be able to donate the chairs to the two individuals as this will significantly enhance their mobility, thus adding more comfort to their lives and that the Club is committed to ensuring that the needs of the less fortunate are met as best as they could. She expressed thanks to the LeBlanc Foundation Inc. for making this presentation possible and also to all their sponsors and partners whose generous donations and support has made her year as president and all the projects and activities of the Dominica Lions Club a success. Press Release
The USC women’s golf team, seeking its first tournament win of the year, extended its lead to four strokes after two days of play in the 2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship.The tournament, held at the English Turn Golf and Country Club in New Orleans, is hosted by Tulane University and features 15 teams, including Pac-12 rivals Oregon and Colorado. The Women of Troy are the defending champions of the event, having won by four strokes over top-seeded Alabama in 2011.Leading the field · Sophomore Sophia Popov is tied for 10th place at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Golf Championship at three over par. The Women of Troy currently lead the tournament by four strokes. – Photo courtesy of Sports InformationThe Women of Troy have received strong performances from senior Lisa McCloskey and freshman Doris Chen, both of whom are in the running for the individual lead. McCloskey is currently second at 2-under 142, striking 1-under 71 in each round, while Chen is third at 1-under 143. McCloskey buried three birdies in the first five holes and finished with four overall, while Chen notched three birdies.Sophomore Sophia Popov overcame a rough start to birdie five of the final 10 holes, coming in tied for 10th at 3-over 147. Senior Inah Park is tied for 43rd at 9-over 153, while sophomore Rachel Morris is tied for 60th at 14-over 158.The Trojans opened the spring season with a resounding second-place finish at the Northrop Challenge, finishing at 30-over 882, behind only UCLA.The competition, which marked the team’s highest finish this year, also featured a strong performance by Popov, whose fall season was cut short after a wrist injury during the Stanford Intercollegiate Tournament in late October. Popov rebounded to finish second overall at 1-over 214, including an impressive final round in which she notched seven birdies and a score of 4-under 67.The tournament featured a consistent effort from all golfers. Chen, a highly touted recruit and former U.S. Junior Champion, recorded her best standing, finishing 10th at 8-over 221 to overcome a rough final round. Park recorded her third top 20 finish, coming in tied for 16th at 9-over 222.McCloskey finished tied for 23rd at 12-over 225 after remaining in top-10 contention the first two days. Morris finished at 18-over 231, tied for 46th. Though rain and gloomy conditions hindered performance and created considerable struggle on the final day, the Women of Troy maintained their second place standing from the previous two rounds, largely because of Popov’s stellar work.The Women of Troy have been working hard to replicate the success of their 2010-2011 campaign, in which they captured their fifth Top-5 NCAA finish in the last seven seasons. Even more impressive, they won four tournaments, including the 2011 Pac-10 championship and 2011 NCAA West Regional. Victories have been hard to come by, but the Women of Troy are maintaining confidence.“Our main goal is to win the event as a team and just try to play a solid tournament individually,” said Popov. “We just need to try to keep the momentum going.”Following the tournament, the Women of Troy will have three weeks off before continuing their season with the Battle at Rancho Bernardo March 18-20.
Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi is impressed with the quality of play in the ongoing Premier League.The 2016 league season has earned great reviews so far with massive interest and support from Ghanaians across the length and breadth of the country.And for Nyantakyi, it is testament to the efforts put in by his association.“I am very impressed with the level of competition in the premier league. It is very tight, very competitive and the organization is also good.” “You see clubs marketing their matches and more spectators are getting to the stands and it shows that this year’s league is different.”“The FA has done a lot. We organize seminars for the clubs, we talk a lot about the league. We have trained coaches, we’ve trained referees, marketing officers and all these enhance the local league.” –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Dyah Davis has arrived in Britain ahead of his clash with James DeGale and insisted he will “take care of business” in Saturday’s fight.Harlesden’s 2008 Olympic champion will be the strong favourite when he defends his WBC Silver super-middleweight title against the experienced American at Glow, Bluewater.A victory would keep DeGale in line for a world title shot but Davis, a former North American Boxing Federation champion and the son of 1976 Olympic champion Howard Davis Jr, believes he can pull off an upset.“It’s great to finally be here. The travel was a little abusive, but we’re here and ready to take care of business,” he said.“I’m most definitely pleased to be here and I’m really looking forward to the fight.“The gameplan hasn’t changed and is exactly what we’ve been practicing and I can’t wait.”Davis, 32, was beaten in 10 rounds last year by Sakio Bika, who has since become the WBC’s world champion and has been touted as a possible future opponent for DeGale.Tickets for DeGale v Davis at Glow, Bluewater, on 16 November are priced from £40 and are available from the Hennessy Sports Box Office on 01925 755 222, at http://hennessy.ticketline.co.uk or alternatively by contacting Tickeline.co.uk or by phone on 0844 888 4402 or via Ticketmaster.co.uk or by phone on 0844 847 2500. See also:DeGale wants Groves clash at Loftus RoadDeGale to take on American DavisDeGale out to prove a point against DavisInjury-free DeGale determined to impressDeGale given warning by opponent Davis Confident DeGale predicts ‘explosive’ winDeGale must prove he is ready for world title shot, says promoterTrainer says DeGale is ‘a million per cent ready’ for world title challengeDeGale weighs in ahead of Davis clashUnderdog Davis is determined to cause an upset against DeGaleJames DeGale v Dyah Davis as it 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is introducing visitors to the ingenuity of America’s farmers and ranchers through new interactive exhibits and programming that showcase innovation in agriculture. On July 1, the museum welcomed the public to the American Enterprise exhibit at the ground level of its new Innovation Wing in the Mars Hall of American Business.Visitors get to see firsthand how innovation has driven American business as they walk through the four eras of enterprise: the Merchant Era (1770s–1850s), the Corporate Era (1860s–1930s), the Consumer Era (1940s– 1970s) and the Global Era (1980s–2010s). The exhibit shows the breadth of the American business story, and agriculture takes a leading role as one of the “five pillars” of enterprise, alongside consumer finance, information technology/communication, manufacturing and retail service.At the center of the new exhibit, a 1918 Fordson tractor — the exhibit’s largest artifact —shows the shift to modern farming practices and production that cleared the path for American agriculture to become a leader in the global marketplace. From Eli Whitney’s cotton gin to a prototype of an experimental gene gun, the agricultural items on display demonstrate how farmers have long been in the business of making their practices more environmentally friendly and efficient.But Smithsonian’s new exhibit does more than show museum-goers evidence of the strides farmers and ranchers have made, it gives them a chance to take on real business decisions in the new Wallace H. Coulter Exchange. At the Farming Challenge, visitors of all ages can take the wheel in an interactive tractor cab where they quickly learn that, much like corporate CEOs, farmers face tough decisions each day that can make or break their businesses. From choosing how to irrigate their crops to investing in new equipment, visitors will see the consequences of their choices and learn if they have what it takes to farm in today’s economy.The Smithsonian is also putting faces to the American Enterprise story through a special biography wall that includes interactive kiosks to highlight stories of business leaders and visionaries—from agricultural innovators like Norman Borlaug and Barbara McClintock to well-known food industry names like Henry Heinz to family farming businesses like Hartman Farms of Parma, Idaho. These stories whet the appetite for visitors looking to learn even more about how business and modern agriculture have evolved. The museum continues to build its online archive as well, and will preserve and share the story of farming and ranching across the U.S. through its Agricultural Innovation and Heritage Archive.Finally, the museum’s new first floor will also play center stage for the Smithsonian’s Food History Project. Cooking demonstrations, talks and tastings will take place at the Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza to highlight innovation on the plate. American farmers and ranchers will have a special opportunity to join in the conversation each month at the museum’s “Ask a Farmer” program. Every third Wednesday of the month, beginning this month, farmers will share their stories, the challenges they face and the role innovation plays on their farms.The new American Enterprise exhibit has not only chronicled the story of innovation in agriculture, it’s bridging the gap for consumers far removed from the farm. Smithsonian is opening the door for farmers and ranchers to keep telling their stories for generations to come.
Tags:#Android#Facebook#smartphones#social networking What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology The so-called “Facebook Phone” will be the big news this week. As with many highly anticipated product launches, some believable rumors are filtering out ahead of the official announcement. In this case, the hottest rumors suggest the Facebook Phone will indeed be a “home screen skin” on top of a HTC Android device. Facebook Home APKTech blog Android Police got its hands on the Android Package File (APK) that supposedly shows what the Facebook phone is going to look like and what kind of features it is going to have. Dubbed “Facebook Home,” the file shows a skin for a HTC device as well as a standalone app that will be available through the Android Google Play app store.The phone itself looks like it will be a mid-level HTC device with a 4.3-inch screen, Android Jelly Bean (version 4.1.2), a 5-megapixel back camera and a 1.6-megapixel front camera. Code named “HTC Myst.” the whole thing looks very similar to the long line of mediocre devices that HTC released through 2011 and into 2012.The APK shows that the device is running HTC’s Sense skin, version 4.5. HTC just released a new iteration in Sense 5 that will ship with its new flagship HTC One smartphones. The HTC skin should not matter, though, as the Facebook APK essentially creates a Facebook home screen designed to push users to Facebook services like Messenger and contacts. Not Just A PhonePerhaps even more important, It looks like any user that wants to create the Facebook Home experience on their Android devices will be able to. Part of the APK is integration for Samsung’s Touchwiz skin, meaning that the app/home screen will be available outside of the dedicated HTC “Myst” device.Facebook is well aware that it does not need a dedicated smartphone to compete with the likes of Apple, Google, BlackBerry and Microsoft. Its greatest strength has been to be one of the apps that is absolutely necessary on all of those devices. If the “Myst” device is just a proof of concept running a tightly integrated Facebook experience, the social giant can move horizontally through the Android ecosystem and give users the same experience without having to actually buy a “Facebook Phone.” In the end, that’s likely a much stronger position for the social networking giant.Image: Facebook group chat from Facebook Mobile.
Goal setting is easy. You decide what you want. You write it down and declare it your goal. It’s as easy as that; you now have a goal.You have a rather impotent goal, and you aren’t likely to reach it, but you do have a goal. There are three primary reasons you won’t reach that goal.Not a Big Enough Reason or Not Enough Of ThemIf you don’t have a burning reason “why,” you aren’t going to make your goal.If you don’t have a compelling, all-consuming desire to reach your goal, you aren’t going to sustain your motivation any longer than it took you to write down your goal.If the price of failure doesn’t make you want to throw up, then your goal isn’t a must. And if it isn’t a must, it isn’t compelling enough.Why is this your goal? What do you lose if you fail?You Don’t Have a PlanUnless you go through the exercise of figuring out exactly what you need to do to reach that goal, what resources you have available to help you, how to overcome the likely obstacles, and a commitment on your calendar to take the necessary actions, you don’t really have a goal. You have something less than a goal . . . you have a daydream.Without a plan to reach the goal, you aren’t going to make it.If writing a goal down gives it power, then writing down the action plan gives your goals fuel-injected, nitro-nuclear-booster rockets.You Aren’t Doing the WorkHave you ever known anyone who set a goal, had a plan, and didn’t reach their goal? Have you ever caught this person staring back at you from the other side of your mirror in the morning?If you failed to achieve a goal in the past–even after writing a plan–you failed because you didn’t do the work. Your intentions were good, but you didn’t follow those intentions with something more important: action.Stop right now and look at your goals. Write down every reason you must reach those goals, all of the things you need to do to reach them, and then enter an appointment on your calendar for the first action item under each goal. When you complete that first action, schedule an appointment with yourself for the next action. That’s how you reach your goals. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now
Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro wipes sweat from her face during her fourth round match against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro blitzed into the Australian Open quarterfinals with a stunning 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 win over Anett Kontaveit Sunday.The Estonian 32nd seed blew a set and 4-1 lead with two breaks to allow the 39th-ranked Spaniard back into the match.ADVERTISEMENT – Lifeline –When she double-faulted on break point, Suarez Navarro had a lifeline at 4-2.The Spaniard easily held for 4-3 and levelled the set as Kontaveit went wide with another misdirected forehand.The momentum shift was completed when Suarez Navarro held again and Kontaveit had to serve to save the set at 4-5, having been 4-1 up.Anxiety took over the young Estonian. A double fault and another forehand error helped Suarez Navarro create two set points.Kontaviet regathered to save those but, when a second double fault brought up a third, Suarez Navarro’s stunning comeback sent the match went to a decider.A ripping winner crosscourt brought up a break for Kontaveit to lead 5-4 but as in the second stanza nerves prevented her getting over the finish line and Suarez Navarro broke back.At 6-7 Kontaveit’s capitulation was complete when she conceded match point on her serve, the Spaniard taking her chance when the Estonian went long.The reward for the former world number six is a clash against either second seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark or Slovakia’s 19th seed Magdalena Rybarikova. Suarez Navarro was ranked in the top 10 less than two years ago but has been on a downward slide and had no answer to the pace of Kontaveit’s early ground strokes.The 22-year-old made the decisive break in the fifth game and secured a 5-3 lead with the standout shot of the first set, a superb running forehand pass that flew around the net post to bring the Rod Laver Arena crowd to their feet.Kontaviet served out after 42 minutes and in the second, a bullet-like backhand gave her a second break of serve to 4-1 up with one foot in the quarter-final.But 29-year-old Suarez Navarro, whose first Grand Slam quarter-final at Melbourne Park was nine years ago, drew on her experience and began to play a patient game, extending the rallies.Nerves set in for Kontaveit as she neared her first Slam quarter-final and a forehand which had powered 15 winners in the first set alone faltered.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding She also stumbled when serving for the match at 5-4 in the third, as the experienced Suarez Navarro reached her third Australian Open last eight after 2hr 15min.“Was tough today. She started really well,” said the Spaniard who has also reached the quarter-finals twice at Roland Garros and also at the US Open, but never progressed further.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I always have to fight to the end,” she added. “I just tried to play my game and stay really focused. I just run and run. That’s it.”Oozing confidence after despatching French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the third round, Kontaveit was on the front foot from the off. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Djokovic meditates to ‘lose fear and stress’ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post PLAY LIST 02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments