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Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgTullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileTullow Oil Plc is the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. The company has a portfolio of over 120 licenses spanning 22 countries; including multi-well operations in Ghana and Uganda. Tullow Oil Plc was founded by Aidan Heavey in 1985 in Ireland as a gas exploration business operating in Senegal. Acquisitions of BP’s North Sea Gas Fields in 2000, Energy Africa in 2004 and Hardman Resources in 2007 greatly enhanced the Group’s operations in Africa and Mauritania and added high-impact exploration licenses in South America. The company head office is in London, United Kingdom. Tullow Oil Plc is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Associated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu) Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgAssociated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Associated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Associated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Associated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAssociated Commercial Company Limited specialises in motor vehicles, motor spares and accessories. Headquartered in in Port Louis, Mauritius, the company imports, markets, sells and offers motor vehicle services that include repairs and the sale of motor spares. Associated Commercial Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

OCPS given a “Green Ribbon” by US Secretary of Education

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! From Orange County Public SchoolsJohn King, The U.S. Secretary of Education, named Orange County Public Schools a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Awardee, one of only 15 districts in the nation to receive that award. The district has developed long range sustainability strategic objectives to support districtwide goals. Just two of the dozens of things the district’s recycling program has done:Kept over 55 million pounds of materials out of local landfillsSaved more than $600,000 over the last three years.Here is part of what was said about OCPS:OCPS has achieved an impressive inventory of sustainable school facilities, with a total of 36 schools designed and constructed using a sustainable rating system.  This includes four LEED ratings, 28 Green Globe certifications, and four Florida Green Building Coalition projects.  Another 16 schools currently in the design or construction phases are anticipated to achieve a sustainable rating.In 1996, OCPS implemented a districtwide indoor air quality management program.  The Environmental Compliance Department implements the OCPS Indoor Air Quality Management Plan, trains OCPS personnel in all aspects of good indoor air quality, assists in the investigation and remediation of potential indoor air quality problems, and verifies the effectiveness of the plan and corrective measures.The recycling program, which began in 1991, has saved more than $600,000 over the last three years.  The district recycles universal waste, metal, petroleum waste, electronic waste, yard waste, used tires, textbooks, district records, single-stream materials, and construction site waste.  Last year alone, the district’s recycling program kept over 55 million pounds of materials out of local landfills.OCPS developed its own districtwide Green Schools Recognition Program (GSRP), an incentivized behavior modification program to create cultures of sustainability.  Categories of work include: energy efficiency, transportation, waste, water, health and well-being, school grounds, and innovation.  This program has led to outcomes in the areas of nutrition, school gardens, security, air quality, wildlife habitats, and community partnerships.John King, US Education Secretary.OCPS celebrated its third annual Green Day by having service learning students from Timber Creek High School design and lead activities for a fun, educational day to celebrate the top green schools in the district.  Local municipalities and vendors also participated in the event to help educate students about the environment and community engagement.The district’s Surplus Services division reused over 58 percent of the items that were turned in districtwide during fiscal year 2015.  The reissue of surplus furniture and equipment to the schools reduces trips to the landfill and has saved the district nearly $2.2 million dollars.  The total cost benefit through surplus sales and reissue for the 2014-2015 school year was $3,570,492.OCPS’ energy administration department conducts regular audits in all schools and follows up with efficiency recommendations.  The Department uses Energy Cap Pro™ software to manage utility billing data, and identify consumption anomalies and savings opportunities.  OCPS has developed a systematic approach to energy rebates by creating an energy rebate matrix to identify and pursue all rebate opportunities that comply with district design standards.  These efforts have earned OCPS rebates of over $1.8 million since starting the program in 2013.  These impressive results contributed to OCPS being selected for the Duke Energy Management Award in 2014.  The energy rebate is used to fund the district’s GSRP.OCPS has developed and implemented curriculum and choice programs specifically designed to integrate environmental and sustainability topics into the kindergarten through 12th grade academic experience.  The district provides numerous tools and opportunities for teachers and students to be engaged in environmental education.  Grade-level-appropriate lesson plans tie environmental education to Florida standards.  For example, the middle and high schools have curricula that combine chemistry, the environment, and energy to predict the effect of individuals on environmental systems, and examine how human lifestyles affect sustainability.  Environmentally themed, and STEM choice and career education programs are offered to students in elementary, middle, and high schools.To read the entire article, go here. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSGreen RibbonOrange County Public SchoolsUS Department of Education Previous articleFood for Thought: Cooking for Your HeartNext articleElected Officials Visit Apopka Art and Foliage Festival Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

House R+ / OOIIO Arquitectura

first_img House R+ / OOIIO Arquitectura CopyHouses•Mora, Spain Architects: OOIIO Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788271/house-r-plus-ooiio-arquitectura Clipboard Save this picture!© Eugenio H. Vegue – Francisco Sepúlveda+ 21 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788271/house-r-plus-ooiio-arquitectura Clipboard Housescenter_img Projects Photographs:  Eugenio H. Vegue & Francisco SepúlvedaTeam:Joaquin Millan Villamuelas, Sergio González Gómez, Jesús Reyes García, Sergio Velandrino Poveda, Magdalena Polvorinos Caeiro.Structure:Juan VallejoFacilities:Mariano TraverQuantity Surveyor Construction Safety Manager:José Tomás Fernández DoradoConstruction:Cosmos Servicios Inmobiliarios s.l.Quantity Surveyor:José Tomás Fernández DoradoConstruction Safety Manager:José Tomás Fernández DoradoCity:MoraCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Eugenio H. Vegue – Francisco SepúlvedaText description provided by the architects. This is a Single Family housing project designed as a work of spaces crystallization.The site is on a narrow and quiet street on the center of Mora, a village in La Mancha, in central Spain. This location, a bit hide for the city inhabitants, will determine the project concept. The house plays with this “discrete urban situation”, surrounded by other quite simple buildings, becoming a little find, something different that the pedestrian will discover by chance, on the same way that a geologist finds this precious mineral that he has been looking for a long time and suddenly shows up on the most unexpected place.Save this picture!DiagramThe different spaces have a tectonic configuration, sticking each other, like rock crystallization, coming from a great central space where the whole home revolves around. This space is like a double high covered yard, connected to the other “crystals” making the house. It has also several points where the natural light can get inside, with a wooden stair as the main spatial objet embracing everything.Save this picture!© Eugenio H. Vegue – Francisco SepúlvedaThe exterior façade materials (a combination of travertine and sandstone) provides to the building a stony look, following its mi- neral concept, and getting a quiet and elegant colors and textures combination, appropriate to not blend with the environment.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionOn the back house façade we will find an open air yard, also finished with stone, with a pond that will contribute to generate this quietness perception, exactly where the main bedrooms, the living room and the kitchen will be open.
The advanced building energy systems will make this house quite energy efficient and green.Save this picture!© Eugenio H. Vegue – Francisco SepúlvedaHouse R+ is a little find on a narrow street of La Mancha region, a home defined from the crystallization of its spaces.Save this picture!© Eugenio H. Vegue – Francisco SepúlvedaProject gallerySee allShow lessMansio / Matthew Butcher, Kieran Wardle and Owain WilliamsSelected ProjectsShare Aftab / gmp ArchitektenSelected Projects Share “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeOOIIO ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMoraSpainPublished on May 27, 2016Cite: “House R+ / OOIIO Arquitectura” 27 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?西班牙R+结晶体住宅 / OOIIO Arquitectura是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream House R+ / OOIIO ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveHouse R+ / OOIIO Arquitectura Area:  241 m² Photographslast_img read more

Graham Norton parties for Parkinson’s

first_img  29 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 January 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Events Graham Norton parties for Parkinson’s 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. Graham Norton has launched the new phase of the Parkinson’s Disease Society (PDS) fundraising initiative ‘Party for Parkinson’s’, which aims to raise £100,000 in 2008.At an exclusive party at the Century Club in central London last week, Graham presented the new ‘Party for Parkinson’s’ fundraising pack to a specially invited group of PDS fundraisers.Graham, whose father had Parkinson’s, made a speech at the beginning of the evening to welcome guests, who all enjoyed a champagne and canapé buffet. He later hosted the evening’s prize draw, which included tickets to the spring season of his popular programme The Graham Norton Show.Graham, said: “I’m delighted to be supporting the Party for Parkinson’s initiative-it’s a fantastic way of having fun and raising money for an important cause at the same time. It’s been wonderful to meet so many PDS supporters here tonight and I hope their involvement will inspire others to get together with their friends and family and party for Parkinson’s!”To order a free ‘Party For Parkinson’s’ fundraising pack please contact the team 0207 132 1342 or email [email protected] media enquiries please contact Alison Tebbutt on 020 7932 1317 or email [email protected] the Parkinson’s Disease Society1. The Parkinson’s Disease Society (PDS) is the UK’s leading authority on the condition. We campaign for a better quality of life for people with Parkinson’s wherever they live in the UK. We provide expert information on all aspects of Parkinson’s and a local support network for people with Parkinson’s, their carers, families and friends. We are the UK’s leading non-commercial funder of research into the cause, prevention and improved management of Parkinson’s and are confident that our work will help lead to a cure. All our work is funded by charitable donations and we are heavily reliant on legacies in people’s wills.2. Our free phone helpline which provides help and advice to all people affected by Parkinson’s can be reached by calling 0808 800 0303 Monday – Friday 09:30am – 09:00 pm and Saturday 09:30am – 05:30pm3. The Society continues to increase its funding (£4.5 million in 2007) for research into prevention and eventual cure of the condition as well as striving to reach all people with Parkinson’s Disease with information and support.4. For more information, visit: www.parkinsons.org.uk5. Parkinson’s Awareness Week takes place 7-13 AprilAlison TebbuttMedia and Communications Officer (Fundraising)Parkinson’s Disease Society of the United Kingdom215 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1EJDirect line: 020 7932 1317Fax: 020 7233 9908Email: atebbut[email protected]last_img read more

Meeting features freedom fighter

first_imgFreedom fighter Takiyah Thompson from Durham, N.C., shown top center, spoke to a packed house at the Gainsboro Library in Roanoke, Va., on Feb. 24. Thompson faced charges for taking down a Confederate statue in Durham last summer, but the charges she and other defendants were on trial for were dismissed by the prosecutor Feb. 20 for lack of evidence.The Black Liberation Month event was sponsored by the Roanoke Peoples’ Power Network. Other participants included people’s fighters from Lexington and Charlottesville, Va., and other locations.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Rebellion empowers Black players in the NFL

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this June 8 — The global uprising against police brutality, beginning its third week in the aftermath of the public lynching of George Floyd, continues to make a profound impact on every sector of U.S. society. This is certainly true for the sports world — especially the National Football League, which supervises the most popular professional sport in the country.NFL players, on video, say Black Lives Matter!On June 4, a dozen Black NFL players, whose average age is 25, released a powerful two-minute video asking the NFL to apologize for attacking players who protested police brutality almost three years ago, inspired by Colin Kaepernick or “Kap”.  In the video, the players demanded an end to police brutality and systemic oppression of Black people. The players called out the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and other Black people who have lost their lives to police violence in recent years. One of the players is quarterback Patrick Mahomes, most valuable player in this year’s Super Bowl. New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas — AP Offensive Player of the Year in 2019 — organized players from various teams to participate.  The next day, June 5,  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released an “apology” video from his home. Part of his statement reads: “We, the NFL, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the NFL, believe Black Lives Matter.”He went on to say, “Without Black players, there would be no National Football League, and the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of Black players, coaches, fans and staff.”  One clear fact is true: Without Black players, there would be no NFL, since 75 percent of the players are African American. But out of 32 teams, only three have African-American head coaches and one a Latinx coach. There is not one Black owner; the majority of owners are either white billionaires or multimillionaires. Goodell’s main role as commissioner is to represent the interests of these owners, 10 of whom are outright supporters of Trump.These facts alone counter the insensitive remarks of Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio, who said on June 2 that there is no racism or discrimination within the NFL. He was forced to apologize on June 3. What about Kap? and the cops?Two significant criticisms of Goodell’s statement are that he did not mention police brutality, especially the lynching of Floyd which ignited the current rebellion, and he did not mention Colin Kaepernick or apologize for his treatment by the NFL owners.  Kaepernick, the Black former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, sparked a national debate in 2016 when he first sat and then kneeled, during the playing of the national anthem before every game, to protest police brutality and racist oppression against Black people.  Sports figures in the U.S. and all around the world, both amateur and pro, started taking a knee in solidarity with Kaepernick’s symbolic protest. But he was released by the 49ers in 2017, despite having led the team to the Super Bowl and a conference championship in previous years. He still has not been picked up by any other team, not even as a second-string quarterback. Kaepernick sued the NFL owners for virtually “blackballing” him out of the league, when he had clearly made it known that he wanted to continue to play. The NFL settled out of court.In September 2017, Trump publicly called the protesting players “SOBs,” setting off a blast of racist agreements, including by the director of the Michigan State Police. Players responded by taking a knee in protest throughout the 2017-18 season.With the Goodell apology, NFL players and the public are asking the NFL to acknowledge Kaepernick’s heroic stance — and to bring him back into the league, given that now the NFL says it supports “peaceful” protests by players.  Trump has already asked Goodell to clarify on Twitter on whether he will or will not punish players for taking a knee during the upcoming season.    Drew Brees controversyDrew Brees, Super Bowl-winning quarterback with the New Orleans Saints, made it clear in 2016,  and recently in a June 3 Instagram, that he views taking a knee as being “disrespectful” to the U.S. flag. It appears he deliberately posted on June 3 because that was #BlackOutTuesday — when athletes were putting up a blank black post on social media to protest police violence.  Brees’s June 3 post mentioned nothing about racism or police brutality. That sparked a firestorm of criticism from NFL players, including his own teammates. On June 5, Brees retracted his statement with an Instagram apology, saying, “I would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the City of New Orleans, the black community, NFL community and anyone I hurt with my comments yesterday. In speaking with some of you, it breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused.” Trump, who originally praised Brees, then criticized him on Twitter, saying that Brees had nothing to apologize for and that every player should stand for “Old Glory with hand on heart or with a salute.”  Brees repudiated Trump’s “order” directly on Instagram with an even stronger statement: “Through my ongoing conversations with friends, teammates and leaders in the black community, I realize this is not an issue about the American flag. It has never been. We must stop talking about the flag and shift our attention to the real issues of systemic racial injustice, economic oppression, police brutality, and judicial and prison reform.”Many players, fans and analysts did doubt the sincerity of Brees’s first apology. But Brees’s detailed answer to Trump’s white supremacist message carried more weight because of its direct, emphatic rejection of the statement of a sitting U.S. president.How will the game be played?As for the coming NFL season, there are a number of important questions to be addressed: Will the NFL make overtures to bring Kaepernick back into the league?  Do the players have concrete plans to reach out to Kaepernick? Will the players take a knee during the upcoming games?  How will the NFL hierarchy and bosses react if that happens? Will the NFL put pressure on owners to hire more Black head coaches and bring more people of color into front-office positions, now dominated by whites? Will Trump continue his racist diatribes against Black players, and how will the white players and coaches react?No one has a crystal ball to see the immediate future. One thing is for sure: The NFL and other sports leagues will be forced to be more transparent in how they treat athletes of color, and white athletes like Drew Brees will be held more accountable to oppose the racism that Black athletes face constantly — on and off the playing field. This current rebellion has transformed the social landscape forever.  last_img read more

Housing Bust Foreclosures Drove Up SFR for Metro Areas

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Housing Bust Foreclosures Drove Up SFR for Metro Areas Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Housing Bust Foreclosures Drove Up SFR for Metro Areas  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Foreclosures metro areas SFR Zillow 2016-08-09 Kendall Baer in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Foreclosures metro areas SFR Zillow Related Articles About Author: Kendall Baer Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, TX. Born and raised in Texas, Kendall now works as the online editor for DS News. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Metro areas that experienced more foreclosures during the housing bust have seen a larger increase in the share of single-family homes that are rented, according to a recent report from Zillow. The increase in the share of single-family homes that are rented has shown to be most prominent in the Southwest United States.Zillow states that a growing share of single-family homes are now being rented, and by extension, more of the country’s rental market is now composed of single-family homes. The report states that for much of the 1980s and 1990s, the share of single-family homes that were rented hovered between 12 percent and 15 percent, with that share slightly decreasing during the housing boom years. Since the housing bust, though, the share has skyrocketed and has increased from 13.4 percent in early 2007 to 18.8 percent by early 2015.Similarly, for much of the 1980s and 1990s single-family homes accounted for roughly one-quarter of the country’s rental market. The report states that in spring 2007, single-family homes were 30.5 percent of all rental units but by spring 2015, they were 36.5 percent of all rental units.The increase in the share of single-family homes that are rented has been most predominant in metro markets in the Southwest. The report cites Las Vegas as having experienced the largest increase, rising 13.1 percentage points from 16.1 percent in 2005 to 29.1 percent in 2014. The report says that the next highest increase is attributed to Merced, California with a rate of 24.7 percent increased to 36.6 percent. Following Merced is Phoenix with an increase from 11.8 percent to 23.4 percent and Vallejo, California with an increase of 14.7 percent to 25.9 percent.Zillow attributes the large increase in rented single-family homes in the Southwest to the fact that Southwestern markets were hit very hard by the housing bust. When homeowners were foreclosed upon, millions of families looking for a place to live turned to renting the same kind of single-family homes they had previously owned prior to foreclosure. And Zillow says that during the years following the housing bust, investors purchased foreclosed homes and converted them to rentals in many of these hard hit communities to meet the new demand.Zillow’s research details the share of single-family homes that are rentals having increased more in the metros with the most foreclosure activity. They ranked metros by the intensity of foreclosures between 2009 and 2011, and then took the average of the share of single-family homes in those metros that are rentals. It was found that in the metros with the most foreclosure activity, the share of single family homes that are rentals increased 7 percentage points from 19.2 percent in 2005 to 26.2 percent in 2014. In contrast, the metros with the least foreclosure activity showed that the share of single-family homes that are rentals increased by 2.7 percentage points, from 10.1 percent to 12.8 percent. Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: ACC Mortgage Selects LoanScoreCard’s LO Connect Services Next: Non-Bank Servicers Fall Short For Q2 August 9, 2016 1,677 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Single-Family Homes are Shrinking

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Single-Family Homes are Shrinking Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago A report by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) discusses the current state of housing. Specifically, the report focuses on the demographic of single-family home size, of  which the report reveals is steadily continuing to decrease.The reason for this decrease in new single-family home sizes was attributed by the report as mostly being a result of the Q4 2019’s interest rates remaining low, as well as to the fact that builders were looking for additional entry-level supply.Through data obtained from the Census’ Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design as well as NAHB’s own analysis, the median single-family square floor area lowered to 2,252 square feet, while the average square footage for new single-family homes rose to 2,511 square feet.On a more stable, one-year moving average, the recent shrinkages in new home size clearly shows that following cycle lows (and on a one-year moving average basis), an average new single-family home is currently no more than 6% bigger than 2,505 square feet. In fact, the average size (median) is no more than 9% larger, measuring in at 2,280 square feet.The increase that occurred in single-family home size followed the same pattern that it has throughout history, escalating post-recession. Likewise, new home size normally falls before and during a recession. This is attributed to home buyers spending less as they are feeling the financial pressure and are on high-alert, limiting their purchases and tightening their purse strings. Home sizes then elevate as the pattern sees wealthier, high-class home buyers with far less fear and worry about finances returning to the housing market to make further home purchases in great numbers.This same pattern was followed in this quarter, the effects being largely attributed to the weak market regarding the niche of first-time homebuyers. Another factor is seen as the supply-side constraints that exist in the building market today. However, the good news is that the shrinking sizes over the past years, if following suit of the same pattern, will have stopped declining, meaning that this trend in lessening size will decline as builders flood the market with more entry-level homes for buyers to choose among. in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share 3Save Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Single-Family Homes are Shrinkingcenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: The Most Important Item in Your Digital Toolkit Next: Regulators and Lawmakers Accelerate Coronavirus Response March 19, 2020 1,362 Views Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. House SFR Size 2020-03-19 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: House SFR Size Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Ford strikes pay and pension deal

first_imgFord strikes pay and pension dealOn 14 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Unions representing professional staff at Ford Motor Company have settledtheir dispute over pensions and pay.Management put forward a revised pay offer for negotiation following aone-hour strike on 21 February.Union members voted to accept the agreement by three to one.A TGWU spokesman said the new deal removes the threat of a merger of theprofessional staff’s pension fund with the fund for hourly paid employees.In addition to the 11 per cent pay increase spread over three years, jobevaluations will be carried out to resolve long-standing grievances.The company’s professional employees based in factories across the UK hadpreviously voted in favour of a series of one-day strikes. They includedengineers and IT and clerical workers.last_img read more