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Jamaica Tallawahs v St Lucia Zouks Live on Fancode, Team Prediction,…

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They will broadcast the CPL feed exclusively on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD. Meanwhile, Indian viewers can also catch the exclusive action of this year’s CPL on FanCodeFanCode will provide a comprehensive digital experience to CPL fans through an array of features such as live streaming with interactive data overlays, real-time highlights, interactive live scores with multimedia commentary, and even provide India’s first customised commentary for fantasy sports users.CPL 2020 LIVE: Jamaica Tallawahs v St Lucia Zouks full squadsJamaica TallawahsAndre Russell, Sandeep Lamichhane, Carlos Brathwaite, Rovman Powell, Glenn Phillips, Chadwick Walton, Oshane Thomas, Asif Ali, Fidel Edwards, Preston McSween, Jermaine Blackwood, Nicholas Kirton, Ramaal Lewis, Nkrumah Bonner, Veerasammy Permaul, Ryan Persaud.St Lucia ZouksRoston Chase, Mohammad Nabi, Daren Sammy, Andre Fletcher, Najibullah Zadran, Kesrick Williams, Scott Kuggeleijn, Chemar Holder, Obed McCoy, Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Deyal, Zahir Khan, Kimani Melius, Leniko Boucher, Kavem Hodge, Javelle Glen, Saad Bin Zafar.PreviewThe third match of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 will be contested by two teams that endured forgetful campaigns in the previous year. Jamaica Tallawahs finished rock-bottom in 2019, while St Lucia Zouks were just above them as both teams missed out on the playoffs. As such, both teams are in desperate need of a revival, and will be aiming to open their account in the tournament at their counterparts’ expense.Team News:Jamaica TallawahsFloyd Reifer’s team is captained by Rovman Powell and has undergone several changes ahead of the upcoming edition. Notably, the rumoured in-fighting within the team resulted in the Tallawahs parting ways with Chris Gayle. However, they still have Andre Russell and can rely on a decent foreign contingent, which includes Sandeep Lamichhane, Glen Phillips, Asif Ali and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.St Lucia ZouksThe Zouks have been handed a huge blow due to the travel restrictions in South Africa. All of Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram and Anrich Nortje will miss out on the 2020 edition of the tournament. However, they have appointed Andy Flower as head coach and will want to try and shake off their disappointment from the previous editions. The Afghan trio of Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran and Zahir Khan, along with Scott Kuggelejin of New Zealand, are the main names in their overseas options.AnalysisDespite being a strong squad on paper last year, Jamaica Tallawahs flattered to deceive everyone at the tournament. Whether that’s down to the in-fighting, regular team changes or poor management can be discussed even further. However, to keep it short, it is safe to say the bar was set really low and things can only get better for them. While Andre Russell remains their trump card, both Sandeep Lamichhane and Mujeeb Ur Rahman are expected to play an important role for the side throughout the tournament.Chadwick Walton and Glen Phillips are experienced CPL campaigners, while the likes of Carlos Brathwaite, Jermaine Blackwood and Oshane Thomas have played at the highest level for West Indies. Barring another mishap, Tallawahs look like they can qualify for the playoffs. However, it looked the same before 2019 and we know how things worked out then.St Lucia Zouks will be desperate to shake off their tag as perennial underachievers in the tournament. Although they have been involved in CPL since the inaugural edition back in 2013, St Lucia have made it to the playoffs only in 2016. The 2019 campaign did not take off properly for them, after winning just one of their first six matches. Notably, they were comprehensively beaten in most of those games. The main reason for their poor campaign was the inability to keep overseas players for the duration of the campaign.The 2020 edition could be no different for the Zouks, as they are one of the most affected sides due to the pandemic. Additionally, Chris Gayle also opted out of the tournament and a lot rests on skipper Darren Sammy to overturn their fortunes. However, the Zouks still have an explosive top order in Andre Fletcher and Rahkeem Cornwall. Roston Chase is another all-rounder in addition to Sammy and Mohammad Nabi. The pace bowling unit can also do a job on their day, but it remains to be seen whether all the departments click together to get them off to a good start.The best picks for captain and vice-captain are Andre Russell, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman and Sandeep Lamichhane from Tallawahs, and Rahkeem Cornwall, Mohammad Nabi and Darren Sammy from Zouks.Probable Playing XIJamaica TallawahsChadwick Walton (wk), Glenn Phillips, Andre Russell, Asif Ali, Jermaine Blackwood, Rovman Powell (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Fidel Edwards and Oshane ThomasSt Lucia ZouksAndre Fletcher (wk), Rahkeem Cornwall, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Daren Sammy (C), Roston Chase, Scott Kuggelejin, Chemar Holder, Kesrick Williams, Obed McCoy and Zahir KhanCaptain:Andre RussellVice – Captain: Rahkeem CornwallBest 14Wicket-Keepers: Walton, FletcherBatsmen: Phillips, Ali, Sammy, BlackwoodAll-Rounders: Russell, Nabi, Cornwall, BrathwaiteBowlers: Mujeeb, Lamichhane, Thomas, Williams BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check last_img read more

Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgSam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileSam Wood Limited is a publishing company in Ghana responsible for printing educational textbooks, story books and non-book materials primarily for the pre-school and primary school sectors. Publishing categories include agency books, agricultural science, basic design and technology, citizenship education, handwriting, information and communication technology, integrated science, social studies, mathematics and religious and moral education. Products published by Sam Wood Limited are available to purchase online. The company also has the exclusive distribution rights for West Africa sub-regions for titles by foreign publishers listed on the Company’s Agency lists. Sam Wood Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Teak House / Pham Thanh Huy

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!© Quang Tran+ 35Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyHouses•Ngọc Thanh, Vietnam Teak House / Pham Thanh Huy Architects: Pham Thanh Huy Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Photographs Area:  460 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897950/teak-house-pham-thanh-huy Clipboard Photographs:  Quang Tran Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Vietnamcenter_img Manufacturers: Focus, Carl Hansen, Osmo, Borge Mogensen, HardoyProject Management:TropikonConstruction:Best Design}h bLighting:Cara lightingPartners:Tran Dinh Hoa, Dao Dieu Linh, Duong Quoc CuongWood & Furniture:282 DesignArchitect In Charge:Pham Thanh HuyCity:Ngọc ThanhCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Quang TranRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™DoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. Teak House is the result of a journey seeking for the beauty of architecture in the interplay between culture and environment. In this interesting and arduous journey, we have been looking for the harmony of architecture, interiors, materials and natural wood techniques to create a delicate and sustainable house.Save this picture!© Quang TranThe villa located on a pine hill in Flamingo Dai Lai Resort was renovated to become the escape place from the busy of the city. The wood walls along with light color and rough stone bring a friendly, cozy and close to the nature atmosphere to the users.Save this picture!© Quang TranWooden house is popular in Vietnam, but here to adapt to the context of pine forest, the architect chose artificial stone combined with Teak wood to build a villa in the North European style. Teak wood was used to build sea-going ships, it can withstand the harsh climate in northern Vietnam. Understanding lots of wood processing and witnessing the exploitation of wood leading to the destruction of forests, he decided to choose Teak wood from regenerated wood forests that is suitable for local climatic conditions but the re-exploitation does not affect the environment.Save this picture!© Quang TranAs architectural critic Jack Self said: “We can not find a universal formula for beauty.” This is true at Teak House – a house with contemporary design and North Europe style among the pine forest in northern Vietnam offers a new promising design.Save this picture!© Quang TranIn order to integrate the house into the surrounding hill and pine forest, we renovated the design from 2.5 stories to 2 stories. At the same time it had to remain the function including 03 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, living room… Our solution was deepen the foundation of the house to increase the height of the first floor to 5.4 m, then added a mezzanine floor.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionThe grond floor features a living room, kitchen, dining room facing the front yard and the back garden, and a small bedroom in the mezzanine floor. At the landing of the stairs is the entrance to the mezzanine bedroom. Continue to move through the wood stair above the garden with soils and trees, we will meet the living room adjacent to the main bedroom on the first floor. On the duplex space there is a glass floor connecting to the swimming pool and the garden. This pool-garden is the main feature landscape to arrange function rooms around.Save this picture!© Quang TranThe facade is cladded with a layer of Teak wood combined with rough stone. The entrance to lobby area is natural stone steps that rises above the grass. Natural wood wiping oil and exquisite furniture in the Nordic style make the simple design of the living room. The highlight of the room is a white oiled cupboard, suspended in the Φ320 steel tube with the function of reversing the living, cooking and eating space.Save this picture!© Quang TranIn this house, you will always feel the breeze blowing slowly from nowhere as the architect has put in an interesting effect that the entire ceiling fan system is hidden on the wood ceiling. Other technical systems (air conditioner, sound, fire protection, lighting, etc.) are also hidden in the ceiling to “clean” the interior.Save this picture!© Quang TranIn the middle of the living room, a steel heater ceiling by Gyrofocus becomes the solution for the cold winter of the area but also a symbol of Nordic style in this house.The kitchen is hidden behind a wooden rustic cabinets. A large wooden surface combined with 08 ‘The Thair’ chairs by Hans Wegner are used in the dining room. Above the dinner table is the bottom of the swimming pool with concrete color hanging three lights.Save this picture!© Quang TranTwo-layered walls with large veranda work as a solution against the negative effects of the four seasons of the area. The interior space is opened to the views of the garden, pine forest and lake, while the staircase system embracing the duplex space helps the wind to run through the whole rooms.Save this picture!© Quang TranThe caring of architects is expressed in the use of transitional materials: natural stone steps at two different cotes, large wood panels connect the garden under the stair and the wood floor, stone combines with wood, gives the interior a sense of cozy minimalist style.Save this picture!© Quang TranTeak house is a mix of elements of status quo, architectural form, and use – an architect’s peak in finding new style. It also demonstrates his “obsession” with wood working techniques and teak wood – a solution facade for tropical climate, and a good material for finishing works as well as interior funiture. That’s why we call it ‘wood form home’.Save this picture!© Quang TranProject gallerySee allShow lessIshibehigashi House / ALTS DESIGN OFFICESelected ProjectsTime Realty Headquarters / Enter ProjectsSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officePham Thanh HuyOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNgọc ThanhVietnamPublished on July 12, 2018Cite: “Teak House / Pham Thanh Huy” 11 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897950/teak-house-pham-thanh-huy Clipboard Projects Teak House / Pham Thanh HuySave this projectSaveTeak House / Pham Thanh Huy “COPY” 2017 ArchDaily Houseslast_img read more

Ross-CASE survey reveals scale of UK university fundraising in 2006/07

first_imgNew matched funding schemePublication of the findings coincides with the start of the new matched funding scheme for voluntary giving (2008-2011) which is being managed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).Funding is available to match eligible gifts raised by English universities and directly-funded further education colleges (FECs).Mary Blair, Director of Development and Alumni Relations at The London School of Economics and Political Science, said: “This survey is crucial for capturing an accurate picture of the state of fundraising in the UK. As you see, it reflects a rapidly growing sector achieving significant success”.The Ross-CASE Survey of Gifts and Costs of Voluntary Giving to Higher Education in the UK is carried out on behalf of the Ross Group of university development directors by the National Centre for Social Research.The study is supported by the Ross Group, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Sutton Trust.www.rosscasesurvey.org.uk UK universities raised £548 million from alumni, other supporters and charities during 2006/2007, according to the latest Ross-CASE survey of Gifts and Costs of Voluntary Giving.This included £413 million in cash, with the remainder in the form of pledges or gifts-in-kind. The total amount raised has increased by £168 million in two years, having grown consistently since 2004/5 when universities between them raised £380 million.The survey collected data from 144 universities in the UK, including nearly all of the largest and oldest institutions.Established fundraising programmesUniversities with established fundraising programmes raised the bulk of the sector’s total. Oxford and Cambridge raised £279 million, just over half of the overall total. They and 27 other universities that had been operating a fundraising programme for more than ten years accounted for 75% of funds raised in the year.It was the established fundraising universities that secured the highest cash gifts. Of the larger cash gifts, the median value was £115,000. The most common sources of the largest gifts were trusts and foundations, followed by individual donors.Costs, income, and staffingOverall UK universities spent £55 million on fundraising activities. Universities that had been fundraising for more than ten years had median costs of £500,000, while those that started in 2003 or later had median costs of under £100,000.The median value of funds raised was £376,000. Universities that had operated a fundraising programme for more than ten years enjoyed a median value of £3.1 million, while those that started fundraising in 2003 or later achieved a median value of just over £140,000.The Ross-CASE survey reports that 871 staff were engaged in fundraising during 2006/2007. The median number of fundraising staff at a university was three, with the median figure for universities that had been fundraising for more than ten years rising to ten. Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Ross-CASE survey reveals scale of UK university fundraising in 2006/07center_img Howard Lake | 12 January 2009 | News  47 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Hong Kong government adopts accreditation policy that discriminates independent media and freelance journalists

first_img to go further Receive email alerts News ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independence October 12, 2020 Hong Kong government adopts accreditation policy that discriminates independent media and freelance journalists Help by sharing this information RSF_en News June 7, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Organisation center_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Hong Kong government to reverse its media accreditation policy that only acknowledges “internationally recognised” media and de facto excludes independent outlets and freelance journalists. In a statement published in late September, eight media organisations including Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) denounced the new government media accreditation policy which only acknowledges “internationally recognised” media, without specifying a clear definition, and de facto excludes independent outlets, freelance and student journalists from accessing official press conferences and restricted areas.“These discriminatory measures, which could allow the government to arbitrarily deny accreditation for media that displeases it, are another attack against press freedom which is enshrined in the Basic Law”, says Cédric Alviani, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia Bureau Head. “Some freelance reporters covering prohibited or violent events risk, if arrested, being denied the status of a journalist and could therefore be held accountable for incidents which they were only witnesses for.”On 30th June this year, the Chinese regime also passed a National Security Law which allows it to directly intervene in the special administrative region of Hong Kong to suppress, with the appearance of legality, anything it deems to be “terrorism”, “secession”, “subversion” or “collusion with foreign forces”. These four crimes can incur charges in the Mainland as severe as the death penalty and are often used as a pretext to prosecute journalists.Hong Kong, once a bastion of press freedom, has plummeted from 18th place in 2002 to 80th place in 2020 in the RSF World Press Freedom Index. The People’s Republic of China, for its part, remains at 177th out of 180. Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom June 2, 2021 Find out more News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on Asia – Pacific PHOTO: PHILIP FONG / AFP News ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independence last_img read more

What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Uncategorized What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014 | 3:47 pm 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. Make a comment Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Subscribe 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 Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeauty Here is our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

A Wi-Fi Reflector Chip To Speed Up Wearables

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things A Man Will Do Only If He Really Loves YouHerbeautyHerbeauty Science and Technology A Wi-Fi Reflector Chip To Speed Up Wearables By ELIZABETH LANDAU Published on Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 11:07 am Community News Subscribe Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a commentcenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California, Los Angeles, have developed a technology that could reduce the power needed to send information from wearable devices. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechWhether you’re tracking your steps, monitoring your health or sending photos from a smart watch, you want the battery life of your wearable device to last as long as possible. If the power necessary to transmit and receive information from a wearable to a computer, cellular or Wi-Fi network were reduced, you could get a lot more mileage out of the technology you’re wearing before having to recharge it.Adrian Tang of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is working on a technology to do just that. He and M.C. Frank Chang at the University of California, Los Angeles, have been working on microchips for wearable devices that reflect wireless signals instead of using regular transmitters and receivers. Their solution transmits information up to three times faster than regular Wi-Fi.“The idea is if the wearable device only needs to reflect the Wi-Fi signal from a router or cell tower, instead of generate it, the power consumption can go way down (and the battery life can go way up),” Tang said.Information transmitted to and from a wearable device is encoded as 1s and 0s, just like data on a computer. This needs to be represented somehow in the system the wearable device uses to communicate. When incoming energy is absorbed by the circuit, that’s a “0,” and if the chip reflects that energy, that’s a “1.” This simple switch mechanism uses very little power and allows for the fast transfer of information between a wearable device and a computer, smart phone, tablet or other technology capable of receiving the data.The challenge for Tang and his colleagues is that the wearable device isn’t the only object in a room that reflects signals – so do walls, floors, ceilings, furniture and whatever other objects happen to be around. The chip in the wearable device needs to differentiate between the real Wi-Fi signal and the reflection from the background.To overcome background reflections, Tang and Chang developed a wireless silicon chip that constantly senses and suppresses background reflections, enabling the Wi-Fi signal to be transmitted without interference from surrounding objects.The technologists have tested the system at distances of up to 20 feet (6 meters). At about 8 feet (2.5 meters), they achieved a data transfer rate of 330 megabits per second, which is about three times the current Wi-Fi rate, using about a thousand times less power than a regular Wi-Fi link.“You can send a video in a couple of seconds, but you don’t consume the energy of the wearable device. The transmitter externally is expending energy – not the watch or other wearable,” Chang said.A base station and Wi-Fi service are still required for the system to work. To compensate for the low power drain on the wearable device, the computer or other technology it’s communicating with must have a long battery life or else be plugged in. The router will experience more power usage, too. The next challenge for the engineers will be to examine this problem, so it doesn’t hike up the user’s power bill.There are a multitude of potential applications for this technology, including in space. For example, astronauts and robotic spacecraft could potentially use this technology to transmit images at a lower cost to their precious power supplies. This might also allow more images to be sent at a time.Wearable devices are a hot topic in medicine, too. Some doctors envision that wearables will become essential for monitoring vital signs such as blood pressure and heart rhythm. Such innovations could detect problems early, save lives, and avoid costly hospital admissions.The patent application for this technology is jointly owned by the California Institute of Technology, which manages JPL for NASA, and UCLA. There are agreements in place for the commercialization of the technology. Top of the News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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How Homeownership Has Changed Since the 1960s

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / How Homeownership Has Changed Since the 1960s Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago How Homeownership Has Changed Since the 1960s Racial disparity has widened since 1960 — Citing a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), The Zebra reported that, while both white and Black Americans now have higher homeownership rates than they did in 1960, the gap between these two groups has widened.In 1960, 64.4% of white Americans and 38.4% of Black Americans owned homes, a difference of 26 percentage points. In 2020, 75.8% of white Americans and 46.4% of Black Americans owned homes, a difference of 29.4 percentage points.More single women own homes —  Less than 0.1% of women ages 18–34 lived alone in their own homes 60 years ago, but that same group now represents 1% of all homeowners in the United States.Living alone is more common among all Americans — just 6.4% of Americans lived alone in 1960, whereas 28.3% of Americans now live alone.Fewer Americans live with spouses — more than 70% of Americans lived with a spouse in 1960, but today that group comprises only 51.5% of adults. By contrast, many more Americans now live as unmarried partners — 7.3% in 2020 compared to only 0.4% 60 years ago.More than half of all young Americans now live with their parents — Among 18 to 34 year olds, nearly twice as many people live at home with their parents in 2020 than in 1960. 22% of 18-34 year old men live at home now as opposed to just 10.9% in 1960.Older Americans live alone rather than with family — in 1960, 20% of men and 40% of women over age 75 lived with their families. In 2020, just 6% of men and 19% of women over 75 live with their families. Today, one of every two older American women live alone, and 4.5% of all Americans over 65 live in nursing homes or other similar facilities.The authors of the report surmise that 2021 presents its share of obstacles for Americans who hope to achieve and maintain homeownership and those who represent them.”With growing housing issues related to affordability, foreclosure, eviction, racial disparity and homelessness, the coming years represent a formidable challenge for politicians and community leaders hoping to provide stable lives for Americans,” the researchers conclude. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Recognizing the Top Women of Law Next: Biden to Release Billions in Puerto Rico Disaster Relief While rural areas of the United States have maintained the same approximate population (54 million in 1960 and 57 million in 2020), urban areas have gained nearly 150 million inhabitants in the last six decades, according to a study by The Zebra, a home insurance comparison site. Analysts for The Zebra dove deep into today’s most pressing housing matters to understand how they compare to the same issues some 60 years ago.”We wanted to dig deeper into the ways that housing has affected the lives of Americans both historically and in the present,” The Zebra’s researchers said. “Using U.S. Census Bureau data, we explored how housing has changed for Americans since 1960.”And here are some of the main things The Zebra’s analysts discovered:An increasingly unaffordable dream of homeownership — 3 million homeowners will have delinquent mortgages in 2021; 5% of homeowners are in serious danger of losing their homes; communities of color are disproportionately affected by issues of housing security, with Black and Latinx individuals making up 80% of those facing eviction.One common measure of housing affordability is the relationship between the median cost of a home and the median income (price-to-income ratio). The Zebra used Census intel to calculate the price-to-income ratio for Americans in 1960 as well as 2019 and found that in 1960, the median home cost $11,900, while the median income was $5,600, indicating a price-to-income ratio of 2.1. By contrast, in 2019 the median home cost $240,500 with an estimated median income of $68,703, a price-to-income ratio of 3.5.Housing costs have far exceeded growth in wages — the median house of 1960 would cost just $104,619 in 2020 dollars, far below the actual cost of $240,500, meaning housing costs have increased by 229%. Median household income has only grown by 140% in that same time period, from $49,232 (2020 dollars) in 1960 to $68,703 today.Black Americans face an even greater challenge when it comes to housing affordability, as Black families earn an average of $29,000 less annually than white families, which would represent a price-to-income ratio of 6.1. The Zebra 2021-02-02 Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago February 2, 2021 1,222 Views Tagged with: The Zebra The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Mall shooting suspect apprehended days after police shoot and kill wrong man: Officials

first_imgJeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images(HOOVER, Ala.) — A 20-year-old man has been apprehended in connection with a Thanksgiving shooting incident that turned deadly at a shopping mall in Hoover, Alabama.The initial shooting, which injured two people, set off a chain reaction in which a police officer shot and killed a man whose family claims was just trying to help calm the chaos, authorities said Thursday.Erron Martez Dequan Brown was taken into custody in Fairburn, Georgia, Thursday morning for the attempted murder of 18-year-old Brian Xavier Wilson in a shooting at the Riverchase Galleria mall, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.That shooting — in which Wilson and a 12-year-old bystander were injured — also led to the fatal police-involved shooting of 21-year-old Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford, according to authorities.Bradford, who was armed, was shot by police after another man, first suspected to be Bradford but now believed to be Brown, and the 18-year-old got into a physical altercation, Hoover police said.Authorities initially said they believed Bradford pulled out a gun and shot and injured the 18-year-old.In the moments following the shooting, as Hoover police responded and worked to secure the scene, Bradford, who had a gun in his hand, was shot and killed by an officer, authorities said.However, police later said Bradford did not fire his gun in that initial altercation with the teen and that the suspected gunman was actually at-large.“They killed him for no reason at all. He wasn’t the shooter,” Bradford’s aunt, Catherine Jewell, told reporters Saturday. “He was a great guy, he was very respectable…They did him wrong.”Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, Hoover Police Chief Nicholas Derzis and a city councilman have met with Bradford’s family, expressing “their sincerest condolences and prayers,” the city said in a statement. “Chief Derzis acknowledged and apologized for the issuance of an inaccurate public statement in the wake of this tragedy that implied that Mr. Bradford was the suspected shooter.”The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is leading the ongoing investigation.Before Thursday’s arrest was announced, Hoover City Councilman Derrick Murphy told reporters he has requested the ALEA release information on the case to the public by noon on Monday.“Mayor Frank Bracato, Chief Derzis and my fellow council members are all in full support of this request,” said Murphy.He said if ALEA does not comply with the request, Derzis will decided whether to “release the limited information on his own.”Community members and members of Bradford’s family have accused the police department of attempting to cover up in the incident, and have demanded the police department release police body-cam footage and surveillance video from the mall that captured the initial shooting as well as the officer-involved shooting of Bradford, who had a permit to carry a concealed weapon.“We want to and are committed to getting to the truth and getting it right,” Bracato said at the news conference. “I’ve also taken time to talk to the members of the Hoover City Council, the chief of police and others to address serious issues that has caused tension in our country and now in our community.State investigators asked for patience in a statement Thursday, saying, “It is highly likely that prematurely releasing information, including video evidence, would have hampered the investigation’s progress thus far, even to the point of deterring key witnesses. As other witnesses continue to come forward, it is imperative for the integrity of the investigation that SBI continue to keep confidential information Agents obtain.”Once Brown is extradited from Georgia he will be booked into the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham on a $150,000 bond, authorities said. More charges are expected later in the investigation, authorities added.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images(HOOVER, Ala.) — A 20-year-old man has been apprehended in connection with a Thanksgiving shooting incident that turned deadly at a shopping mall in Hoover, Alabama.The initial shooting, which injured two people, set off a chain reaction in which a police officer shot and killed a man whose family claims was just trying to help calm the chaos, authorities said Thursday.Erron Martez Dequan Brown was taken into custody in Fairburn, Georgia, Thursday morning for the attempted murder of 18-year-old Brian Xavier Wilson in a shooting at the Riverchase Galleria mall, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.That shooting — in which Wilson and a 12-year-old bystander were injured — also led to the fatal police-involved shooting of 21-year-old Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford, according to authorities.Bradford, who was armed, was shot by police after another man, first suspected to be Bradford but now believed to be Brown, and the 18-year-old got into a physical altercation, Hoover police said.Authorities initially said they believed Bradford pulled out a gun and shot and injured the 18-year-old.In the moments following the shooting, as Hoover police responded and worked to secure the scene, Bradford, who had a gun in his hand, was shot and killed by an officer, authorities said.However, police later said Bradford did not fire his gun in that initial altercation with the teen and that the suspected gunman was actually at-large.“They killed him for no reason at all. He wasn’t the shooter,” Bradford’s aunt, Catherine Jewell, told reporters Saturday. “He was a great guy, he was very respectable…They did him wrong.”Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, Hoover Police Chief Nicholas Derzis and a city councilman have met with Bradford’s family, expressing “their sincerest condolences and prayers,” the city said in a statement. “Chief Derzis acknowledged and apologized for the issuance of an inaccurate public statement in the wake of this tragedy that implied that Mr. Bradford was the suspected shooter.”The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is leading the ongoing investigation.Before Thursday’s arrest was announced, Hoover City Councilman Derrick Murphy told reporters he has requested the ALEA release information on the case to the public by noon on Monday.“Mayor Frank Bracato, Chief Derzis and my fellow council members are all in full support of this request,” said Murphy.He said if ALEA does not comply with the request, Derzis will decided whether to “release the limited information on his own.”Community members and members of Bradford’s family have accused the police department of attempting to cover up in the incident, and have demanded the police department release police body-cam footage and surveillance video from the mall that captured the initial shooting as well as the officer-involved shooting of Bradford, who had a permit to carry a concealed weapon.“We want to and are committed to getting to the truth and getting it right,” Bracato said at the news conference. “I’ve also taken time to talk to the members of the Hoover City Council, the chief of police and others to address serious issues that has caused tension in our country and now in our community.State investigators asked for patience in a statement Thursday, saying, “It is highly likely that prematurely releasing information, including video evidence, would have hampered the investigation’s progress thus far, even to the point of deterring key witnesses. As other witnesses continue to come forward, it is imperative for the integrity of the investigation that SBI continue to keep confidential information Agents obtain.”Once Brown is extradited from Georgia he will be booked into the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham on a $150,000 bond, authorities said. More charges are expected later in the investigation, authorities added.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more