America’s got talent

first_img Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Horse racing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 1st April 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: US Jason Paradise, head of trading at Digital Sports Tech, highlights why local expertise within the US sports betting market is the key to gaining a competitive advantage in the world’s most exciting emerging territory.The legalised US sports betting market is not even a year old, but already operators and sportsbook providers are discovering that while the potential of this emerging territory is huge, the challenges they face are also mounting.From a trading perspective, the biggest hurdle that many are struggling to overcome is the availability of talented and experienced individuals that truly understand both betting and US sports.Expanding business operations and a product offering to cater for a growing customer base will be a big focus over the next few years within the US sports betting sector. However, the reality right now is that the talent pool is narrow with limited choice available.There are alternative options to consider when looking to expanding your trading department. For example, securing talent from those who work within sports and media companies can be beneficial, as the knowledge and skillset they have can be transferrable to our industry.It’s an approach that we adopted when establishing our US trading team and continue to this day as we expand our operations. The result means we have individuals on board who are passionate about sports and can help to grow the business.As operators look to make the next steps in their offering, superior knowledge of the market will become a key differentiator.The human touch Since the demise of PASPA, a number of sportsbook providers with a strong European heritage have naturally made the move across the Atlantic to offer their services.However, in many cases the majority of their trading teams have remained at their existing offices, which puts them at a disadvantage.Traders need to have a high degree of knowledge on the sport they’re specialising in. Much of that comes from fully immersing themselves within a sport, by constantly keeping up-to-date with the latest news and gossip.Without having any presence on the ground in the region they’re operating in, they’ll never be able to compete with those based locally who have constant access to regional sports news.For instance, producing prices on niche markets such as in-play player props on NBA matches not only requires the outputs from advanced predictive models, but also human interaction that can provide essential inputs for pricing as well as oversee operations and respond quickly to palpable errors.Player props represent up to 85% of total NBA markets offered per game with some sportsbooks. For such markets to exist, they need to be powered by both technology and human interaction.The majority of sportsbook operators are experiencing significant year-on-year growth with their NBA betting volumes, such is the growing popularity of the sport globally.But while players such as LeBron James and Stephen Curry are widely known, pricing up the expected performance of the lesser known players provides a real challenge.As US operators look to enhance their product offering with content that appeals to their customer base, traders with expert knowledge of local sports and a strong heritage within the States will have the competitive edge.Jason Paradise is the head of trading for Digital Sports Tech, which provides player prop betting solutions to the global sports betting industry. He previously worked for ESPN and StarStreet Topics: Sports betting Strategy Horse racing Email Address America’s got talent Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Jason Paradise, head of trading at Digital Sports Tech, highlights why local expertise within the US sports betting market is the key to gaining a competitive advantage in the world’s most exciting emerging territorylast_img read more

Australia establishes council to advise new sports integrity body

first_imgSport Integrity Australia commenced operations in 1 July, acting as the country’s watchdog for any sporting corruption matters, such as match-fixing or doping. Regions: Oceania Australia Australia establishes council to advise new sports integrity body Sports integrity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The council will provide strategic advice to both the chief executive of the agency, as well Minister for Sport Richard Colbeck. It is made up of leading names from across sport, governance, government administration, law enforcement and child protection. Topics: Legal & compliance Social responsibility Sports betting Legal Regulation Sports integrity Sports consultant and former elite athlete Scott Draper, former National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell and policy adviser Jason Marocchi make up the nine-member council. “I am looking forward to working with the other highly respected Advisory Council members to bring together our combined experience and knowledge to advise on all aspects of sport integrity and to assist in safeguarding the integrity of Australian sport,” Kenny said.center_img The nine-member council will advise Sport Integrity Australia, a new agency formed as part of the implementation of the Sports Integrity Act in 2020, which looks to coordinate efforts to stamp out corruption in the country’s professional sports. The Australian government has formed the Sport Integrity Australia Advisory Council to support efforts to combat manipulation in sport across the country. 8th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher World Sailing vice president Sarah Kenny will chair the council, with support from Paralympics Australia chief executive Lynne Anderson and Golf Australia CEO James Sutherland. Former elite athlete and governance expert Margot Foster will also serve on the board, as well former New South Wales Police Commissioner Ken Moroney, and senior public servant Peter Conran. Minister Colbeck added: “By establishing Sport Integrity Australia and the National Sports Tribunal, increasing investment into independent compliant handling and forming the Sport Integrity Australia Advisory Council, Australians can be confident everything possible is being done to keep the sport they love clean, safe and fair.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Will the Aston Martin share price reach 100p?

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Aston Martin Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! christopherruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Shares in Aston Martin (LSE: AML) have had some petrol in their tank lately. After a while treading water around the 50p mark, they crept up as high as 80p this week before falling back on Friday. There is definitely some momentum in the luxury carmaker’s shares. I think they could even reach 100p. But I won’t touch them with a bargepole – here I explain why.Why Aston Martin shares have been climbingThe share price movement in the past few weeks has correlated with a broad move upwards in the London market. But I think Aston Martin has had its own appeal for many value investors. There’s been a swing back to value investing recently, with investors snapping up cheap shares in big names. It’s easy to see why investors might see Aston Martin shares as a good value play. It has a legendary brand, and serious financial backing from its executive chairman. Its low share price is less than a tenth of where it stood several years ago. Just looking at the chart, I can see why people would conclude that the only way is up.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But I’m an investor, not a trader. I don’t think it is a good strategy to pit one’s wits against the whole market in trying to predict the next movement on a share chart. Instead I prefer to take an investment approach, looking for companies with long-term growth and profit prospects. Like Warren Buffett’s mentor Benjamin Graham said, in the short-term, the market is a voting machine – but in the long-term, it’s a weighing machine.No margin of safetyThe short-term market movements have favoured Aston Martin shares. They could get to 100p in my opinion. But I don’t find the investment case attractive. The business has a lot of variables that could work against it, such as an uncertain demand for luxury cars in the recession and the success of its new SUV model. So, while the business could have upside, it could equally well have downside. Like Buffett, I prefer investing in businesses whose fundamental soundness provides a margin of safety.But even if the business does well, that does not mean the shares will also do well. Aston Martin has taken on a lot of debt at high interest rates. Paying the debt down will be a higher priority than rewarding shareholders, especially if the business hits real problems. Meanwhile, the company has continued to issue new shares. That is positive for the business, as it helps shore up its capital position. But it’s bad for shareholders, as each new share that is issued dilutes their holding. The latest such move happened this week, with almost 475m new shares hitting the market. There are now more than 2bn Aston Martin shares in circulation. Aston Martin shares have already been heavily diluted in the past couple of years and I expect this to continue.I think Aston Martin shares could hit 100p, but equally they could go back down to 50p or less. I see it as a trade, and I leave trading to the professionals. Instead I would prefer to invest in a company that isn’t diluting shareholders and has a compelling long-term growth story. See all posts by Christopher Ruane Will the Aston Martin share price reach 100p? I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

South American bishops call on governments to stop deforestation

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY By Rachel FarmerPosted Oct 2, 2019 Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Environment & Climate Change, Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Fires burn in the Amazon rainforest. Photo: NASA via ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] A group of eight Anglican bishops from five South American countries have issued a joint statement calling for governments to urgently implement zero deforestation following devastation from fires in the Amazon.The bishops, representing indigenous people in churches in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Perú and Uruguay, described the fires as evidence of “human pride and disobedience against God’s command to be stewards of His creation.”Read the full article here. South American bishops call on governments to stop deforestation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Anglican Communion, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC South America Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA last_img read more

Refuge in Patagonia / Armando Montero + Diego Labbé

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Text description provided by the architects. The project is located on the bay of Melimoyu in the fjords of the Aysén region, Chilean Patagonia. The isolated nature of the area means that access is only possible by sea or air. The mountains and the virgin forests end abruptly on the sea front. Clearings on the ground are almost non-existent, mainly just pristine forests which are very difficult to penetrate. In Melimoyu the levels of precipitation can be up to 4000 mm per year making it the rainiest region of Chile. These rains are usually accompanied by the intense north-easterly and northerly winds found all year round. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDue to the proximity of the sea the temperature doesn’t fall below 4º, however the maximum temperature is also low, no more than 20º. The assignment consisted of designing and constructing a refuge next to the sea for guides as part of the conservation project, SNP Patagonia Sur. The project was determined by the geographic conditions. Save this picture!How can we achieve heat and light within a 200 year old forest without impact? The location of the house is defined by a strip dividing an ancient forest to the south from an area of young bushes to the north. The house is orientated on an east-west axis that divides the two forests. The sea being toward the west. Save this picture!The extent of the project adapts to the situation imposed by the forest and its geography. It is achieved by cutting only the small bushes, sunned from the north, in all areas. Thanks to the wooden walls with substantial insulation and the Termopanel glass used throughout the project, the house maintains its warmth in a passive manner. The internal central heating is fuelled by wood washed up on the coast. No trees of the area are cut. To the south of the project is an ancient forest of coigües, canelos, arrayanes, mañíos y tepas. Save this picture!Part of the project’s manifesto includes the conservation of a large Canelo (a tree sacred to the Mapuche and Tehuelche cultures). Access to the house is from the north via a footbridge that leads to the central access patio where the Canelo is. The project becomes the threshold between the forest of bushes and the great forest of bigger trees. To the west the axis of the house finishes in the communal areas overlooking the sea and the bay where the boats, the only form of access to the place, dock. Save this picture!Because of the constant strong winds from the north-west, the project opens only toward the sea on its longer west side. The forest protects the refuge. On the south side of the project are windows that run the entire length of the project’s axis with views of the forest. The refuge is entirely constructed form Coigue and Lenga from local suppliers of the region always respecting the sustainable management certificates from CONAF. The aim is contemporary architecture that rescues the traditional architectural themes of Patagonia; the image of the traditional storehouse and the use of tiles is a direct influence. Save this picture!The project is the result of the need to provide refuge among the intense climatic conditions and, whilst inhabiting the area, also being part of its context. Walking the project is to walk in the forest.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessOlympic Museum Competition / ArchMediumArticlesPingPong Project / 4 of 7 ArchitectureArticles Share Architects: Armando Montero, Diego Labbé Year Completion year of this architecture project Refuge in Patagonia / Armando Montero + Diego Labbé Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Chile CopyHouses•Aisén, Chile “COPY” Refuge in Patagonia / Armando Montero + Diego LabbéSave this projectSaveRefuge in Patagonia / Armando Montero + Diego Labbé Save this picture!+ 15 Share “COPY” Houses 2009 CopyAbout this officeArmando MonteroOfficeFollowDiego LabbéOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesAisénChilePublished on May 28, 2010Cite: “Refuge in Patagonia / Armando Montero + Diego Labbé” 28 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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House in Lamego / António Ildefonso Arquitecto

first_imgArchDaily Structures:Bruno Mendes Engenharia de EstruturasCity:LamegoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Doorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. The plot is a 70mx40m rectangle with a difference of 5m between high and low elevations. Starting at the low elevation, an existing path to the east gives access to a contiguous house to the north which was the reference to the chosen site. It was decided to build the house against the driveway, the volume is adjusted until it slightly turns its back on anyone who arrives and the house also manages to carefully protect the view of the surrounding landscape, in this position. It is in this game of hide and seek that the surprise increases, we start wanting to climb, to understand, to arrive, to enter, to discover.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioOn the back of the house, only the main entrance with a small porch that receives those who arrive stands out and even before entering we are completely prevented from seeing the surroundings. If we were to fly over the house we would realize it is an open “V” facing the landscape and the sun is to the south, which fits into the land without changing it and thus enhances the natural slope of the land to solve the access to the basement, the low elevation, where the garage is located, as well as the main access to the house, the high elevation, and we would also realize that, essentially, the house meets around the terrace and that the terrace is the house or that the house also has a terrace. Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioIf we wish we can say: for the house to be a living machine, on the terrace, there is the barbecue next to the porch in the vicinity of the kitchen to be adequate. Or we may also say: for the house to be beautiful, on the terrace, there is also a bench to protect the whole higher outside area pleasantly. When we look outside from inside facing the terrace, we feel that we have arrived, we feel that we have understood and then we can expand, we can understand, we want to stay and to be there. Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioOn the lower floor, the garage and support spaces are sorted. The staircase is very simple and connects right to the entrance of the kitchen. On the upper floor of the house, the different living spaces are accommodated symmetrically starting from the living room. They are all facing the terrace. They are all open to the sun, to the porch, to the terrace, and to the landscape.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessBcredi Office / Arquea ArquitetosSelected ProjectsPhotocatalytic Cave / AmezcuaSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeAntónio Ildefonso ArquitectoOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLamegoResidential ArchitecturePortugalPublished on December 10, 2019Cite: “House in Lamego / António Ildefonso Arquitecto” [Casa em Lamego / António Ildefonso Arquitecto] 10 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses House in Lamego / António Ildefonso ArquitectoSave this projectSaveHouse in Lamego / António Ildefonso Arquitecto “COPY” Photographs:  Ivo Tavares Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  574 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares Studio+ 48Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Architects: António Ildefonso Arquitecto Area Area of this architecture project António Ildefonso CopyHouses•Lamego, Portugal Year:  House in Lamego / António Ildefonso Arquitecto Manufacturers: BRUMA, Cortizo, Efapel, MADEICENTRO, Recer, Sosoares ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Photographs 2019 Lead Architect: Portugal Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

The Childhood Trust’s Summer Give raises over £1m

first_img  117 total views,  3 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Tagged with: London matched giving The Big Give AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 The Childhood Trust’s Summer Give raises over £1m Advertisement  118 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Melanie May | 25 June 2018 | News The Childhood Trust has announced that just over £1 million has been raised in its most successful Summer Give campaign ever.The campaign ran in partnership with the The Big Give, with funds doubled by The Childhood Trust and the charity’s major donors to an overall total of £1,002,451. The money is expected to support over 15,000 disadvantaged children and young people in London this summer.This year’s Summer Give campaign was backed by The Childhood Trust’s A Summer Holiday From Hell report, which found that 54% of children have witnessed violence and a further 48% have seen drug misuse during the holidays. In addition, 45% of charities supporting children say youth violence in their community is “out of control”.Laurence Guinness, Chief Executive of The Childhood Trust said:“No child in the capital should have to spend the summer frightened, hungry or alone. Too many working families can’t afford a holiday, childcare or even enough to eat so the £1m+ we’ve raised provides a lifeline for children and young people who need support. We want to thank everyone who donated and especially all our charity partners for the incredible services they provide to vulnerable children.”This year’s campaign was backed pro-bono by an advertising campaign created by The ARC Agency as well as design agency Little Yellow Duck who designed the report. The campaign engaged an audience of over 3m Londoners and was actively promoted by community social media partners Nextdoor to all their London users. The levels of engagement meant that every £1 the Childhood Trust invested in the campaign generated £4.60 for the participating charities.last_img read more

Ethanol for Energy Independence

first_img SHARE SHARE And this is why it’s especially important not to backslide on our nation’s commitment to domestic, renewable biofuels like corn ethanol. The Environmental Protection Agency wants a 10 percent reduction in corn ethanol this year, and earlier this year nearly 200,000 people around the country demanded the EPA not cut the Renewable Fuel Standard. By Martin BarbrePresident, NCGA As our nation looks forward to another Independence Day celebration, for some it may be marred by rising gas prices that make that family drive to see fireworks a little more costly. In today’s economy, it’s terrible that we have to worry about things like this, but we do, thanks to the fact the upheaval across the world still hits our pockets at the pump.  “The membership records just keep coming in 2014, and we couldn’t be more excited,” said NCGA President Martin Barbre. “With major issues surrounding the RFS, farm bill implementation and pending regulations on the horizon, our members recognize the importance of NCGA’s work. Our members, the true grassroots, give us the strength and motivate our mission, pushing us to greater heights year after year.”  Home Energy Ethanol for Energy Independence Click here for more information on NCGA membership. Ethanol for Energy Independence Because it’s produced here in the United States, every gallon of ethanol blended into fuel means a gallon of gas from foreign oil that we don’t need. It provides a cushion in times such as these with Mideast violence and gives drivers a choice that helps clear the air and boost the economy.center_img Want to do all you can to help? You can take this one step further, too. Are you shopping for a new car or truck? Consider flex fuel. Do you have a flex-fuel car or truck? Make sure you fill up with E85. If it’s not available at your gas station, tell the manager to get it. One recent report showed great cost savings with E85 flex-fuel, an average of 61 cents nationwide. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jul 1, 2014 NCGA has members across the contiguous United States and works in cooperation with grower associations and state corn checkoff boards from 28 states, representing the interests of its members and the more than 300,000 growers who contribute corn checkoff funds in their states. AAA reports that the violence in Iraq is a big reason why drivers will be paying the highest gas prices since 2008. The fact is, even though we have made great strides in moving toward energy independence, with most oil we use now produced domestically, we’ve still got a long way to go when the time when one far-flung country’s political crisis doesn’t affect us. Filling up with domestic, renewable ethanol is a great way to celebrate our great nation’s 238th birthday, and we at NCGA wish you all a memorable and safe holiday weekend. Facebook Twitter Previous articlePork Processor Expanding Operations in Holland MichiganNext articleRetail pork prices still rising; relief expected in fall Gary Truittlast_img read more

Hathaway-Sycamores’ Final Shot-at-a-Million Golf Classic

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Gatherings Hathaway-Sycamores’ Final Shot-at-a-Million Golf Classic Teed Up the Ongoing Importance of Helping Kids and Families Facing Serious Life Challenges STAFF REPORTS | Photography by AMY THEILIG Published on Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 1:35 pm Business Newscenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. For nearly two decades, Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services has held an annual golf-centered fundraiser; for the last seven years, this event has featured the opportunity for participants to sink a hole-in-one and walk away one-million-dollars richer. While this link-centric fundraiser was retired following its May 15 finale at Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, supporters drove home their commitment to helping those contending with serious life challenges.Specifically, the event raised approximately $75,000 to help fund the crucial therapeutic and other vital support services that leading children’s mental health and welfare agency Hathaway-Sycamores provides annually to thousands of Southern-California children, youth, young adults, and families. And in the 20 years of Hathaway-Sycamores’ golf events, dating back to 1996 at Annandale Golf Club in Pasadena, over $2.5 million has been raised.Although the fundraiser didn’t mint a new millionaire, it did attract close to 200 attendees. Those whose strength is stamina opted for the Longest Day of Golf, in which participants started early and enjoyed a full day playing at their own pace on this Jack Nicklaus-designed course. For those golfers only available in the afternoon, there was the 9-Hole Team Challenge, in which teams of two competed in a two-person scramble “scratch” format.For those who preferred joining in as the sun set behind the scenic Angeles National Forest, there was the 19th Hole After-Party on the Club’s beautiful back patio overlooking the 18th green. Guests enjoyed catered refreshments, music, and the opportunity to bid on unique auction items or win the top raffle prize of a trip for two to the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui.After-Party attendees additionally had the opportunity to hear from two young men and one young woman who – after being emancipated from foster care when they turned 18 – had no place to call home. This trio’s plight, while heartbreaking, is far from unusual. In fact, it’s estimated that – in Los Angeles County – 50 percent of foster youth become homeless within six months of emancipation. Fortunately, these three were referred to Hathaway-Sycamores’ Transitional Independent Living Program (TILP) which provides emancipated foster youth with housing, employment assistance, educational guidance, as well as the skills needed to live independently. As a result of Hathaway-Sycamores’ TILP – which is among the largest in the Greater Los Angeles area – these three have gone on to build happy, healthy, productive lives.Hathaway-Sycamores Board Chair Michael Galper thanked the guests for coming, and added, “What today is really about are the kids who we serve every day – kids who are often forgotten in the midst of budget cuts and fiscal crises, kids who face incredible obstacles to success each and every day, kids who are immeasurably special but are rarely given the change to prove it. These are the kids that we’re here to support today, and they’re the kids that the talented people of Hathaway-Sycamores will keep on believing in tomorrow.last_img read more

Fed’s Second District Reports Lower Consumer Distress Rates than National Average

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 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 October 26, 2015 5,014 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Fed’s Second District Reports Lower Consumer Distress Rates than National Average The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img About Author: Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Overall consumer distressed rates were lower in the Federal Reserve’s Second District than in the rest of the country, according to a report released by the New York Fed.The New York Fed’s Regional Household Debt and Credit Snapshots, covering the period through the end of June 2015, includes 27 snapshots and various consumer credit data on mortgages, student loans, credit cards, auto loans, and delinquencies for New York, northern New Jersey, and western Connecticut.In New Jersey, 16.2 percent of consumers have seriously delinquent debt (90 days or more overdue) or debt that was in third-party collections, compared with the national rate of 20 percent for the reporting period. New York and Connecticut also reported overall consumer distress rates (14.8 percent and 14.9 percent respectively) lower than the national rate.According to the New York report, a lower percentage of consumers have a mortgage than the national average (21.5 percent compared with 25.9 percent), while a higher percentage of consumers in New York have home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) than the national average (5.8 percent compared with 5.0 percent). The average balance on a mortgage in New York was higher than the national average in Q2 ($220,100 compared to $185,700) as was the HELOC balance in New York ($75,100 compared to $65,200).The percentage of New York mortgage borrowers who were seriously delinquent was considerably higher than the national average (4.2 percent compared to 2.6 percent) while the percentage of HELOC serious delinquencies in New York and the number of mortgage borrowers who became delinquent (30 days or more overdue) during the quarter were on par with the national rates (2.3 percent on seriously delinquent HELOCs for New York, 2.2 percent nationwide; 1.4 percent for both New York and the nation on newly delinquent mortgage borrowers).Connecticut had a larger share of borrowers with a mortgage than the national share (28.5 percent compared to 25.9 percent) and a larger share of borrowers with a HELOC (7.6 percent compared to 5 percent). The average balance on those mortgages was higher in Connecticut than the national average ($228,000 compared to $185,700); likewise for HELOC balances at the end of Q2 ($78,200 in Connecticut compared to $61,200 for the nation). Connecticut’s average mortgage balance of $228,000 for Q2 was considerably higher than the national average of $185,700, as was Connecticut’s HELOC balance ($78,700 to $61,200). Connecticut’s share of mortgage borrowers who were seriously delinquent as of the end of Q2 was half a percentage point higher than the national share (3.1 to 2.6) while the Connecticut’s seriously delinquent HELOC share was slightly lower  than the national average (1.9 to 2.2). Connecticut’s share of newly delinquent borrowers in Q2 was the same as the national share (1.4 percent).New Jersey, meanwhile, had only a slightly higher share of borrowers with a mortgage than the national rate (26.5 percent compared to 25.9 percent) while the percentage of HELOC borrowers in the state was nearly 2 percentage points higher than the national average (6.9 percent compared to 5.0). New Jersey had the highest mortgage balance of the three states in Q2 at $234,100, compared to $185,700 nationally; New Jersey’s HELOC balance at the end of Q2 was $81,000, compared to the national HELOC average balance of $61,200. The serious delinquency rate for mortgage borrowers in New Jersey was double the national average in Q2 (5.2 percent compared to 2.6) while the HELOC serious delinquency rate in New Jersey was only slightly higher (2.5 percent compared to 2.2). The share of new delinquencies in New Jersey during Q2 was a tick below the national average (1.3 percent compared to 1.4).  Print This Post Consumer Distress Federal Reserve New York Fed 2015-10-26 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 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. 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