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Kambi expands US sports portfolio with Parx Casino owner

first_img Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Tech & innovation Partnership will cover land-based and online sports wagering Kambi Group is to expand its sports wagering services into Pennsylvania after agreeing a multi-year deal with local operator Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment.Kambi is to provide Greenwood with its sports betting platform to power an offering for its Parx Casino property, the state’s largest land-based casino, as well as a range of managed services and land-based sports betting technology.“Greenwood Gaming represents yet another exciting partnership for Kambi, as we continue to establish ourselves as the premier choice for operators looking to enter the US sports wagering market with a quality product and trusted partner,” the supplier’s chief executive Kristian Nylén said.“Greenwood Gaming is committed to delivering exciting gaming experiences to players in a safe and responsible fashion, therefore, when deciding to launch a sportsbook, Kambi quickly became the natural choice and I’m confident we will form a successful partnership.”Pennsylvania is yet to launch regulated sports betting but it has started to issue licences to casinos, with Parx among the first recipients last month. The state hopes to launch legalised betting before the end of the year.Parx expects to launch its on-property sportsbook before the end of 2018. An online sportsbook will also go live soon after, following the integration of the Kambi platform into the Parx player account management system, provided by GAN under a separate agreement.The deal will also see Kambi provide its services to the Greenwood Gaming-owned South Philadelphia Turf Club. The venue is located in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, the home of NFL franchise the Philadelphia Eagles.Greenwood has filed for a licence from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to offer betting services at the off-track facility.In addition, with an eye on other markets, the contract includes a provision for Kambi to support Greenwood should it roll out sports betting in the neighbouring state of New Jersey.“We are excited to be working with an experienced, successful sportsbook partner that can bring best-in-class systems and odds making to the Parx-branded sports betting products,” Greenwood chief technology officer John Dixon said.“We are confident in their systems to provide timely, secure and accurate wagering opportunities across many sports both pre-game and in-game.”Image: VegasCasinoKid Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 14th November 2018 | By contenteditor Regions: US Pennsylvania Kambi expands US sports portfolio with Parx Casino ownerlast_img read more

Spain iGaming Dashboard: Q4 2018

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 12th February 2019 | By Stephen Carter Email Address Regions: Europe Southern Europe Spain Growth in the dot.es market trailed off during Q4 2018 as player registrations and actives fell sharply during the final two months Spain iGaming Dashboard: Q4 2018 iGaming Business and Ficom Leisure are pleased to present the Spain iGaming Dashboard, providing revenue, product and player metrics on the dot.es regulated market.The data is updated quarterly following the official release of the figures by Spanish regulator the Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ).The dot.es market returned modest GGR growth of 4.21% on the prior quarter to €189.5m (£166.3m/$216.4m), despite a surge in marketing expenditure, up 10.74% year-on-year. This compared to a 29.9% year-on-year increase in GGR in Q3 of 2018.Player registrations and actives dropped off during November and December following an month-over-month increase in October.A weakened performance from pre-match betting in December resulted in a 5.31% quarter-on-quarter decrease over the quarter, but this was offset by in-play, which increased by 13.13% despite a similarly poor December return.Following betting, casino accounted for €64.77m of the total with the DGOJ citing slots as the key driver behind a 6.38% quarterly increase and a 32.59% year-on-year rise.The quarterly performance saw betting account for 52.2% of the dot.es total over the trailing 12 months, compared to 34% for casino.Ficom Leisure also provides exclusive monthly estimates on the Italian online market in the Italy iGaming Dashboard, including operator market shares across casino, sports betting and poker.It also provides monthly estimates on New Jersey in the New Jersey iGaming Dashboard and quarterly estimates on Denmark in the Denmark iGaming Dashboard.European corporate advisory firm Ficom Leisure is a specialist in all segments of the betting and gaming sector. Bingo Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Bingo Pokerlast_img read more

Forget Forex trading! You could invest your way to wealth like this

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Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Foreign Exchange trading, known as Forex, appears to have get-rich-quick appeal, but the reality is that most Forex traders lose money – sometimes a lot of it.Instead of speculating on currency movements, I’d rather build wealth by investing in shares and share-backed investments. Studies have shown that over the long haul, shares have beaten the returns from all the major classes of assets such as property, commodities and cash savings.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…Beware! Some shares are as risky as ForexHowever, I reckon it would be folly to bring a get-rich-quick approach to investing in shares because it may lead to taking punts on risky, profitless companies with an enticing story. Such beasts could end up being no better than Forex trading for investors, with a high percentage of losers. For example, those backing Sirius Minerals have endured a rough ride so far.To me, one of the keys to finding successful investments in the stock market is to focus on the quality of the underlying business, which usually shows up in the trading and financial record. If you can find a company with a multi-year record of rising revenue, earnings and cash flow, you’re off to a good start with your research.But I’d also look for decent quality indicators such as chunky profit margins and a good return on capital employed. If you can find those, there’s a good chance the business operates in a well-protected and profitable niche of the market.Don’t rely entirely on the numbersHowever, the numbers alone won’t always tell you everything you need to know about a business. It pays to dig into the nature of the firm’s operations to try to get to grips with how the company can maintain its resilient trading position in the market.Some firms can throw out tasty looking financial numbers that aren’t sustainable. The cyclical firms can be a good example of that phenomenon. Banks, housebuilders, retailers and others can all be trading their socks off one minute and crashing the next, which can lead to a roller coaster ride for investors. Sometimes, such companies can deliver a poor investing outcome even when you hold the shares for a very long time.Overcoming the quality/valuation problemBut when you’ve pinned down a quality business with sustainable operations, the next challenge is to buy the shares as cheaply as you can, so the focus moves to valuation. And I admit that genuine, high-quality businesses rarely sell at bargain-basement valuations. But if you over-pay for shares, you could end up turning a decent company into a poor investment if the valuation goes on to ‘normalise’.Well-known US investor Warren Buffett overcame the problem by adjusting his investment strategy. Instead of buying cheap valuations whatever the quality of the enterprise, he moved towards buying the shares of high-quality companies when their valuations were fair. And I think that kind of strategy could help you to invest your way to wealth.last_img read more

Salvation Army is Switzerland’s entry for Eurovision 2013

first_img Tagged with: Events Promotional Trading Howard Lake | 21 January 2013 | News  117 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis I’ve just spotted that the Swiss entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in May 2013 is performed by the Salvation Army (Switzerland, Austria and Hungary).The song “You and Me” is available for download costing 2.20 Swiss Francs. It’s a different approach from the Salvation Army band performances I remember as a child, when my grandparents were Salvationists. But if it wins Eurovision it could bring the Salvation Army considerable coverage.  Advertisement The song has been produced by Hitmill, the leading music production company in Switzerland. The band members are, of course, all members of the Salvation Army, and their ages range from 20 to 94.www.heilsarmee.ch/eurovision Salvation Army is Switzerland’s entry for Eurovision 2013  118 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Prostate Cancer increases donations with goDonate, & other agency news

first_imgProstate Cancer increases donations with goDonate, & other agency news Astarita, Aldrich & Ward & Big Mallet form partnershipAstarita, Aldrich & Ward (AAW) and Big Mallet have formed a partnership to help the two organisations collaborate more closely.London-based AAW is a global leadership consulting and search practice run by Mark Astarita, Tobin Aldrich and Imogen Ward, while Winchester-based Big Mallet specialises in digital for the third sector.The partnership formalises several years of the two organisations working together as strategic and operational problem solvers. AAW uses workshops in all consultancy projects to help steer teams to develop their own practical solutions. Workshops are also at the heart of Big Mallet’s multi-platform design and concept development service, which created to help charities develop communications that accomplish their goals in creative, design, UX, digital campaigns, and digital marketing.The new partnership will enable AAW and Big Mallet to fuse their approaches to help organisations with their digital needs through interactive workshops with support also offered through to implementation.Tobin Aldrich and Imogen Ward become non-executive directors of Big Mallet, working alongside CEO Steven Ramsay who becomes AAW’s first Creative Director. Big Mallet will retain its technical base in Winchester but will also have a London hub where creative workshops will primarily take place. ICYMI: here’s a round up of some of the recent agency and supplier news, from Prostate Cancer’s adoption of the goDonate platform, to Mind and Open’s DMA win for the charity’s Pause box, and autumn’s launch of Philanthropy & Fundraising, North America (PFNA), in the US by Adrian Sargent and Alan Clayton. Prostate Cancer UK sees donations increase following online overhaulProstate Cancer UK has seen an increase in donations following a recent overhaul of its online donor journey and payment options.The charity made changes to its online giving journeys using the goDonate platform from strategic creative agency WPNC.goDonate has allowed Prostate Cancer UK to create a deeper emotional connection with supporters, keeping them engaged throughout the donation funnel, and resulting in a rise in online donation income of 32% just eight weeks after the launch, which also features additional payment options for supporters. The platform includes support for digital wallets such as Google Pay, Apple Pay and PayPal, which the charity was not able to accept before. Supporters can now give using digital wallets for both cash donations and regular gifts.Prostate Cancer UK has also discovered that a quarter of all regular donations to the charity are now made via digital wallets, and some 31% of one-off cash donations are made using digital wallets.With the new platform, integrated with the charity’s other technology including Raiser’s Edge, Rapidata and Adestra, Prostate Cancer UK can create customised online journeys for specific appeals, while goDonate is also performance-tested to cope with donation spikes, such as TV campaigns and Christmas appeals. Tagged with: Awards DMA Technology Alan Clayton & Adrian Sargent launch PFNA in USACA Philanthropy & Fundraising’s Alan Clayton and Adrian Sargent have launched a seminar and training programme for non-profit executives – Philanthropy & Fundraising, North America (PFNA) – in the US.PFNA is founded by Adrian Sargent, Tina Hudgins, Kyla Shawyer, Geoff Peters, and Alan Clayton. Based in Washington DC, The organisation will guide and support non-profits in achieving transformational growth through five different channels.These are:A proprietary seminar programme featuring interactive design techniques to teach both knowledge and behavioural designResearch and organisational capacity-building services targeted to one client at a timeConsulting services to help client organisations focus and have the structures, plans and behavioural systems in place to maximise fundraising growth and maintain momentumA co-creation creative service partnering professional non-profit creative teams with clients to develop propositions, brands, campaigns and appeals to ensure measurable resultsA neurofundraising lab to test creative appeals with prospective donors to guide campaign decisions and predict results.The launch of PFNA is supported by six years of worldwide research conducted by Sargeant and Clayton to identify key behaviours nonprofits can adopt to dramatically increase fundraising income and supporter engagement to multiply societal impact. Melanie May | 9 December 2019 | News Mind & Open win DMA gold award for Pause subscription productThe DMA has awarded Mind and Open a Gold Award to recognise the success of their ‘Pause’ subscription product.Mind briefed Open to find a new way to cut through the charity marketplace and recruit regular supporters to help deliver its work. The idea needed to stand out from the crowd, engage long-term support, and align to the core values of the organisation’s brand.Research showed that a significant potential audience of younger women were increasingly aware of the need to look after their mental health and looking for products to help them do this – in addition to existing methods such as yoga, meditation and craft.The team also focused on how this audience was engaging with commercial subscription products such as Birchbox as well as having a stated propensity to support and engage with mental health causes.The resulting Pause is a monthly me-time treat to boost wellbeing, delivered to your door (and email inbox) for a donation of £7.50. It has surpassed all its KPIs – hitting annual recruitment targets within the first six months and increasing Mind’s regular giving recruitment volumes by over 20%. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  117 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

City’s first baby

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Advertisement Print Previous articleTipoki back in Munster sideNext articleAnother Limerick landmark set to pull down shutters admin WhatsAppcenter_img NewsLocal NewsCity’s first babyBy admin – January 2, 2009 662 Email THE first baby born in Limerick in 2009 was Jessica Meyler from Shannon.Her mother Elaine gave birth at 12.53am in St Munchin’s Regional Maternity Hospital. Jessica weighed 8lbs 10 ounces. Her father John moved from Dublin to Shannon with his wife three years ago.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The next child born at 4.28am in St Munchin’s was John William O’Riordan from Bruff, Co Limerick who weighed in 7lbs 2 ounces. Twitterlast_img read more

Criminal accusations put spotlight on commissioner race

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleCommissioners to vote on new sales tax proposalNext articleCOLLEGE BASEBALL: Odessa College swept by North Central Texas College admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp First day of early voting: Feb. 20.Last day of early voting: March 2 .Election Day: March 6 . If You Go By admin – February 11, 2018 What: Ector County Commissioner Precinct 4.How long: Four-year term.Salary: $54,249, Auto Allowance – $5,400, Fringe Benefits – $26,387. Home Local News Government Criminal accusations put spotlight on commissioner race Map of Ector County precincts (pdf link). Ector County’s FY 2018 budget (pdf link).  Pinterest Facebook The Ector County Precinct 4 Commissioners race has been heating up as two Republican candidates battle it out on social media about criminal accusations while and the Democrat incumbent faces a challenger whose husband formerly held the office for 12 years.The two Democrat and two Republican candidates will be on the March 6 ballot for Ector County Commissioner Precinct 4 before the winner of each primary will square off in November. Democrat candidates include incumbent Armando Rodriquez and Virginia Bryant, and Republican candidates Arlo Chavira and Russell Wright.Chavira has been airing his challenger’s dirty laundry on social media, claiming Wright is a criminal while Wright has taken the stance of: prove it and I will drop out of the race. Chavira said he found information on the Texas Department of Public Safety website while conducting a criminal history search of Wright that shows Wright was arrested in Kaufman County in 1989 for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.“I’ve never been convicted of anything. Yeah, there was an arrest,” Wright said. “But an arrest doesn’t make you a criminal. You’re not convicted of a crime, you’re not a criminal.”Wright said he was arrested 28 years ago, chalking it up to “being at the wrong place at the wrong time.”Kaufman County court records show Wright was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia on Nov. 11, 1989, but shortly after a new case was filed. On Nov. 13, 1989 records show Wright was charged with possession of a controlled substance. That case was disposed Feb. 7, 1990 and shows Wright received a deferred adjudication for the charge. Case fee payments were completed in January 1992, the document shows.“I wouldn’t even be able to run in this race if I was (convicted) because the state law says if you’re a convicted felon, you cannot run in this political race as a candidate,” Wright said. “Twenty-eight years ago is when it happened. It doesn’t prevent me from running for office.”Wright added that he has nothing bad to say about his opponent because he is not running on Chavira’s bad faults.“I’m running on what I can give and what I can do,” he said.GOFUNDME ACCOUNTChavira also has a video recording of himself scrolling through a GoFundMe page called Wright for Change Campaign showing what he believes is a violation of federal election laws.He first found the GoFundMe page doing a Google search of his opponent and it originally showed up as a medical fundraiser for Russell Wright started in January 2017 with a goal to raise $10,000.“You know, hey, no laws broken there,” Chavira said.But the weekend after the deadline to file as a candidate, Chavira said he checked the GoFundMe account again, and while the photo remained the same and it was still listed as a medical fundraiser, the name of it was changed to “Wright for Change Campaign” and the description was changed to say that the account was to help with Wright’s campaign as Precinct 4 commissioner.Chavira said he believes Wright broke federal election laws because GoFundMe is based in San Diego and would be crossing state lines. Chavira’s video shows $2,050 was raised during the entirety of Wright’s account being open since January 2017 and Chavira said none of that has shown up in contribution reports each candidate is required to turn in to the election office.“He’s denying it. He’s saying the GoFundMe video created is copied and pasted, it’s not real,” Chavira said.Wright initially said there is no GoFundMe account. Asked if there was ever a GoFundMe account he said, “not for the campaign.”Wright said the account was set up to help pay for medical bills last year and the money was received long before there was any campaign for county commissioner. He then admitted that the account was edited, but that he did not know the changes had been posted.“The editing of the old account was something that was not even supposed to be posted. And it was taken down probably within hours of the posting,” Wright said.GoFundMe calls every account a “campaign” Wright added, saying, “can you see the confusion?” Wright said it could easily get confusing, especially if you have never set foot in a political arena before.“The GoFundMe thing, which has really raised a big stink, is a whole lot of stink about nothing,” he said. “There’s no illegalities that I had done. If posting that for a matter of an hour, I haven’t found anywhere that says I have broken the law. I didn’t collect any money, nobody gave any money to that campaign. I’m not by law obligated to report any money that I did not get from that, that I know of, from anything I’ve read. I’m not a lawyer.”Wright later said he is not worried about his reputation, quoting former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden that “reputation is what people think about you and character is who you are.”“So I’m not really worried about my reputation because my character, people that know me know my character and that’s who I am.”Wright said his focus is on improving the county and his precinct.“I don’t think that there is a hard enough effort to improve every aspect of what we do in our local government,” he said. “I feel that fresh eyes in there and a fresh person in there can really give it a different look.”He hopes to improve problems with illegal dumping, better roads, more law enforcement presence and a taking a hard look at the budget.Chavira is no stranger to the political arena, having previously campaigned for numerous seats as a Democrat, but never holding a public office.In 2004 he was the lone Democrat challenging Buddy West for a seat in the Texas House of Representatives for District 81. About a year later he announced he would file for to be the new county commissioner for Precinct 4 as long-time commissioner Bob Bryant stepped down.Chavira was a former employee of Bryant’s at Surplus City and both Bob Bryant and his wife, Virginia, supported Chavira in his campaign, but Chavira was defeated and on January 1, 2006 current county commissioner Armando Rodriguez took office.Now, Chavira is back, this time as a Republican candidate. If he wins the primary, he will either face Rodriguez or former employer and supporter Virginia Bryant.Taking a break from campaigning, Chavira didn’t attempt to run for another office until 2015 for a position on the Ector County Independent School District’s Board of Trustees.Chavira said while he ran for those offices when he was younger, he doesn’t count them because he said he didn’t know what he was doing.“Except when I ran for school board. That one hurt because I did work a lot on it,” he said. “I felt that the party, Democrats, ganged up against me. Which is fine. But that one did hurt because I really did want to make a difference.”Chavira said his focus as a county commissioner for Precinct 4 would be more narcotic officers to address drug issues in the county, identifying any wasteful spending that may be going on, attaining more businesses and economic development in the precinct and finding a solution to the aging courthouse issue.THE DEMSDemocratic candidates Rodriguez and Bryant haven’t been victims of one another’s mudslinging, but their campaigns have still evoked strong emotions unrelated to their opponent.For Bryant, her husband and the former county commissioner for the precinct has served as inspiration for her to serve the county.“After my husband passed away it has been difficult and I’m doing two things that bring me comfort. One is, I’m driving his pickup and the other is, I am channeling my emotional energy into this campaign,” Bryant said.She is focusing her campaign on the taxpayers and how tax money is being spent by the county. The budgeting process, she said, needs reassessment.“Taxpayers are the single mom out on the west side with the twin daughters who owns her home and looks at that tax bill. It’s the Ector County deputy that has been there 15-20 years. It’s my neighbor who is living on fixed income and it’s that business person across the street there from me on South Grant Street. What we do in local government directly affects people,” Bryant said.She also said she feels more proactive thinking needs to be taking place rather than just focusing on the here and now.“We have to have vision. We have to get beyond the here and now. We have to, yes, we very definitely take care of the here and now but we also have to think ahead,” Bryant said.As Rodriguez talked about what he has done in his precinct over the past 12 years as well as what he has planned, and displayed a different kind of emotion. His voice filled with passion as he talked about representing the people in his community.“I’ve been doing these things for my community all the time and I will keep on doing them until God calls me up because I want the better things for my community, where I live at,” Rodriguez said. “I’m not saying that I’m going to do something now that I’m running for public office. I’m not just doing it because I’m running for office, I’m doing it because I love my community.”Rodriguez said he has made strides in dealing with the problem of illegal dumping by getting help with funding for code enforcement officers. His first two years he was able to get one officer and commissioners helped pay for part of his salary. Now there are three code enforcement officers, he said.Business owners and neighborhoods are also helping. Businesses have provided the county with cameras he said, so they can get a picture of people dumping trash. Residents are calling in and reporting dumping when they see it, Rodriguez said.The commissioner said he also helped push for more rules and regulations for developers to abide by, requiring paved roads if the county is expected to accept responsibility, otherwise it would be considered a private road. Also, with more money allocated to the streets and highways department, Rodriguez said he is hoping to pave all of the unpaved roads in the county they are currently maintaining.Rodriguez said he also advocated for change to help make it easier for residents in his precinct to vote on Election Day since many wouldn’t vote if they had to drive back to their precinct to vote during their work day.“Now people can vote at any location no matter what precinct they live in,” he said.Looking ahead, Rodriguez said he hopes to be proactive in creating a water district as West Odessa has done.“With time I think the water might run out or possibly get contaminated,” he said. “I’ve talked to people about it and I can only give them directions, but I cannot do it myself. They have to do it and I can give them guidance and everything else.”While it may not be a problem now, he said it likely will be one in the future, especially with people selling their water to oil companies.“I will still keep on fighting for what’s better for my community and I will take some stances, heavy stances against it if it’s not good for our community.”Just The Facts Twitter Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments Twitter More Information Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Local NewsGovernment Criminal accusations put spotlight on commissioner race Social media fight playing out Facebook Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation From left to right: Russel Wright, Armando Rodriguez, Arlo Chavira, Virginia Bryant. Texas Fried ChickenFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay last_img read more

Can Hispanics Bridge the Homeownership Gap?

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Can Hispanics Bridge the Homeownership Gap? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago June 27, 2017 1,052 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Big Changes Could Soon Be Coming to The Enterprises Next: Ever-Changing TRID Demands Companies Pivot to Stay Current Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Staff Writer Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Can Hispanics Bridge the Homeownership Gap?center_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe 2017-06-27 Staff Writer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Hispanics are a historically underrepresented market when it comes to homeownership, according to a recent report released by Freddie Mac. According to their figures, only 45 percent of Hispanics are homeowners, which is 20 percent lower than non-Hispanic whites.  This gap is getting smaller—in 1994, it was nearly 29 percent, compared to 26 percent in 2015, but it begs the question, will the gap continue to close over time? So who makes up the Hispanic population, and where do they come from? According to Freddie Mac’s metrics, Hispanics hail from Spanish speaking countries and can either be first, second, or third generation immigrants. Over 35 million Hispanics trace their origin back to Mexico, while a little over 5 million trace it to Puerto Rico. Less than 2 million Hispanics trace their origin to Cuba, and a little under 15 million people identify with other countries in Central and South America. In an attempt to trace the homeownership gap between Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites, the Enterprise compared median age, percentage married, percentage of those that hold a Bachelor’s degree. Hispanics median age is 33, while non-Hispanic white’s median age is 43, which according to the Enterprise is the most important factor that influences homeownership rates. Marriage rates are nearly equal, with Hispanics being married 51 percent of the time and non-Hispanics being married 53 percent of the time. Only 14 percent of Hispanics hold a Bachelor’s degree compared to 31 percent of non-Hispanic whites. Freddie Mac’s findings? The data suggests “that almost 90 percent of the White/Mexican-origin Hispanic homeownership gap can be attributed to age, immigration attributes, income, and the like. If White/Mexican-origin Hispanic differences in those characteristics narrow over time—if, for example, the difference in the average age of Whites and Hispanics of Mexican origin disappears—the gap in homeownership also is likely to narrow. “ Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Two men being questioned over fatal road traffic collision

first_img Google+ Two men being questioned over fatal road traffic collision HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – December 12, 2011 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Newsx Advertscenter_img Pinterest Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Previous article19 year-old woman being question over Derry stabbingNext articleCar parking, signage, lighting and drainage issues deferred for Christmas drinks News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two men in their 20s are still being questioned over the death of a woman in a single vehicle collision in County Derry yesterday morning.The North’s Police Ombudsman is investigating, after the 20-year-old woman was killed when the Renault Clio she was travelling in left the road and hit a concrete pillar, in the Dungiven area, at about 1.30 am.Police had spotted the car being driven dangerously earlier in the evening in the Feeny area and followed it – Police came upon the scene of the crash about 20 minutes later.The PSNI is appealing for witnesses, who may have seen the burgundy-coloured Clio between 1.10 and 1.30 on Sunday morning, to come forward. PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

SC Dismisses PIL Seeking GST Exemption For Face Masks & Sanitizers

first_imgTop StoriesSC Dismisses PIL Seeking GST Exemption For Face Masks & Sanitizers Nilashish Chaudhary21 April 2020 3:33 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL seeking exemption for face masks and hand sanitizers from Goods and Services Tax.The Bench comprising of Justices NV Ramana, SK Kaul and BR Gavai also dismissed another petition which sought directions to the Centre and State Governments for immediate relaxation of medical expenses related to non-COVID-19 ailments during the ongoing Corona…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL seeking exemption for face masks and hand sanitizers from Goods and Services Tax.The Bench comprising of Justices NV Ramana, SK Kaul and BR Gavai also dismissed another petition which sought directions to the Centre and State Governments for immediate relaxation of medical expenses related to non-COVID-19 ailments during the ongoing Corona virus pandemic.The bench observed that the petitioner was no expert on the issue and cannot determine prices.The Court further pulled up the petitioner for the nature of his request and warned that they would impose costs for filing such PILs which waste the Court’s time.Filed one day ago by a lawyer based in Kolkata, the plea also sought government directions to all private hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories etc. to reduce their charges for medical healthcare services for patients being treated with non-COVID-19 related ailments. The petitioner had further prayed for an order staying all pending medical bills till the time the Centre and States took action regarding the same.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more