Bairstow and Warner show demolish RCB by 118 runs

first_imgHyderabad: Jonny Bairstow and David Warner smashed sensational centuries to guide Sunrisers Hyderabad to a comprehensive 118-run win over struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League match here Sunday. Englishman Bairstow struck 114 from just 56 balls while Warner carried his bat for a 55-ball 100 in a record 185-run first-wicket partnership to post a mammoth 231 for two after being put into bat. Bairstow punished RCB with 12 fours and seven sixes while Warner hit five fours and as many sixes in his 55-ball knock. With a gigantic target to eclipse, RCB needed a rollicking start but the visitors’ chase never got going as they kept on losing wickets to be bundled out for 113 in 19.5 overs. It was RCB’s third consecutive loss in the tournament, while Sunrisers registered their second win out of three games this season. Playing his first IPL match this season, Afghan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi did the early damage as he picked up three quick wickets — two in his second over — as RCB’s slumped to 22 for three by the end of the fourth over. Nabi first accounted for Parthiv Patel and then came back to remove Shimron Hetmyer and dangerous A B de Villiers in the fourth over. To make matters worse for RCB, Sandeep Sharma then dismissed skipper Virat Kohli in the first delivery of the seventh over. As if that was not enough, Shivam Dubey was run out in the very next ball as RCB’ chase fell by the wayside. At that stage the visitors slumped to 35 for six in 7.3 overs. From there on, it was almost an impossible task for RCB to get back into the game and Colin de Grandhomme (37) and 16-year-old Prayas Ray Barman (19), the youngest player to make his IPL debut, just did their bit to delay the inevitable. Nabi starred with the ball for Sunrisers with figures of four for 11, while Sandeep (3/19) too was not far behind, scalping three wickets. Earlier, RCB captain Kohli’s decision to put Sunrisers in backfired as all his bowlers were taken to cleaners by Bairstow and Warner who became the first pair in IPL history to post three consecutive hundred-run stands. Bairstow and Warner bludgeoned the bowlers, bettering the earlier highest of 184 between KKR’s Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn in the 2017 edition against Gujarat Lions. Sunday’s innings was also only the second time in IPL history in which two batsmen scored a hundred each. Bairstow was finally out in the 17th over off Yuzvendra Chahal as he went for yet another big shot but only got the leading edge for Umesh Yadav to take a running catch. He reached to his hundred in 52 balls.last_img read more

Tyson Foods enters definitive agreement to buy Hillshire 2 days after Pinnacle

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Tyson Foods Inc. has signed a definitive deal to purchase Hillshire Brands Co. for $7.75 billion, two days after the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs was let out of its agreement to buy Pinnacle Foods.Chicago-based Hillshire agreed to buy Pinnacle Foods Inc. for $4.23 billion in May. But then Tyson and Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. got into a bidding war for Hillshire, with Hillshire accepting Tyson’s $63 per share offer last month. The deal with Tyson — which is valued by the companies at about $8.55 billion, including debt — was contingent on Hillshire walking away from its deal with Pinnacle.On Monday, Parsippany, New Jersey- based Pinnacle terminated its sale to Hillshire. Pinnacle makes products such as Birds Eye frozen vegetables, Duncan Hines cake mixes and Hungry-Man frozen dinners.Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson said Wednesday that it will pay the $163 million termination fee to Pinnacle on behalf of Hillshire.Tyson’s acquisition of Hillshire is expected to close by Sept. 27, the last day of Tyson’s fiscal year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jul 2, 2014 6:43 am MDT Tyson Foods enters definitive agreement to buy Hillshire, 2 days after Pinnacle deal nixed read more

Heterosexual couple lose Court of Appeal battle for right to enter civil

first_imgIn November, they challenged High Court judge Mrs Justice Andrews’s decision to dismiss their judicial review action.But on Tuesday, the Court of Appeal dismissed their challenge.Karon Monaghan QC told Lady Justice Arden, Lord Justice Beatson and Lord Justice Briggs that the issue was whether the bar on opposite-sex couples entering into civil partnerships was incompatible with Article 14 of the European Convention, which relates to discrimination, taken with Article 8, which refers to respect for private and family life.She said: “They wish very much – and it is of very considerable importance to them – to enter into a legally regulated relationship which does not carry with it patriarchal baggage, which many consider comes with the institution of marriage.” The academics, who live in Hammersmith, west London, and have a 20-month-old daughter, say that the Government’s position is “incompatible with equality law” . Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan with campaigners outside the Court of Appeal on TuesdayCredit:STEFAN WERMUTH/Reuters Dan Squires QC for the Secretary of State for Education, who has responsibility for equalities within Government, said that a decision was taken, after two public consultations and debate in Parliament, not at this stage to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples, abolish them or phase them out.It was decided to see how extending marriage to same-sex couples impacted on civil partnerships before making a final decision which – if reversed in a few years’ time – would be disruptive, unnecessary and extremely expensive.He described the judge’s decision as “unimpeachable”.The judges agreed the couple had established a potential violation of Article 14 of the Convention, taken with Article 8 but Lady Justice Arden dissented on the question of whether the policy of “wait and evaluate” was justified at present. A heterosexual couple who object to the “patriarchal baggage” of marriage have lost their latest battle for the right to enter into a civil partnership.Rebecca Steinfeld, 35, and Charles Keidan, 40, want to secure legal recognition of their seven-year relationship through that route – but are prevented because the Civil Partnership Act 2004 says that only same-sex couples are eligible. It is of very considerable importance to them – to enter into a legally regulated relationship which does not carry with it patriarchal baggageKaron Monaghan QC Academics Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan wanted to secure legal recognition of their six-year relationship without marryingCredit:STEFAN WERMUTH Ms Steinfeld said: “We are pleased that today’s ruling has shown that the Government must act very soon to end this unfair situation.”All three judges agreed that we’re being treated differently because of our sexual orientation, and that this impacts our private and family life.”All three rejected the argument that we could ‘just get married’. All three emphasised that the Government cannot maintain the status quo for much longer – they are on borrowed time.”Ms Steinfeld said Lady Justice Arden accepted their case on almost every point.”We lost on a technicality, that the Government should be allowed a little more time to make a decision. So there’s everything to fight for, and much in the ruling that gives us reason to be positive and keep going.”Mr Keidan said: “The Court of Appeal has made it clear the status quo cannot continue. The Government should now recognise the benefits of opening civil partnerships to mixed-sex couples.”The measure is fair, popular, good for families and children, and long overdue. They have everything to gain.” Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan with campaigners outside the Court of Appeal on Tuesday Academics Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan wanted to secure legal recognition of their six-year relationship Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Teachers working hours have not changed for 25 years major new study

Teachers’ working hours have not changed for 25 years, a major new study has found.It is a “myth” that teachers are now working longer hours than they did in the past, according to one of the lead researchers on a new academic paper published today.Academics at University College London (UCL) analysed data from the Office for National Statistics’ Labour Force Survey from 1992 to 2017, and found that teachers’ working hours have remained “relatively stable” at 46 to 48 hours a week.The data also revealed that the proportion of teachers who report that they “usually” work evenings and weekends has also been broadly stable since 2005. –– ADVERTISEMENT ––The report, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, said that “contrary to current narratives” there is “no evidence” that working hours have increased over time. “Indeed, we find no notable change in total hours worked over the last twenty years, no notable change in the incidence of work during evenings and weekends over a fifteen year period and no notable change in time spent on specific tasks over the last five years,” the UCL report said.Prof John Jerrim, one of the report’s authors from UCL’s Institute of Education, said: “In some respects it’s a bit of a myth that teachers now work longer hours than they used to.” He explained that surveys commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) on workload tend to be answered by only a small sample of teachers, and as such can paint a misleading picture.  Teaching unions have blamed an excessive workload for low morale among teachers, leading to issues in recruitment and retention.Chris McGovern, chair of the Campaign for Real Education and a former Government advisor, said that the focus on workload has become a “distraction”.He added: “Teachers end up being used as pawns in a political war, they are being encouraged to think they are over worked.“They are being weaponised to fight a campaign against the Government, and encouraged to have a sense of grievance.The report found that teachers in England do work eight longer hours per week longer than their counterparts in other developed countries.While the average full-time secondary teacher in England worked 49 hours per week last year, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) average was 41 hours. The equivalent figure for teachers in Finland was just 34 hours. Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said: “Government must face the fact that it is the culture of excessive accountability, brought on by the Department for Education and Ofsted, which acts as the main driver of workload.   “Nor is it fair on children that teachers are so exhausted outside of contact-time with paperwork that so rarely benefits pupils.  “For so long as these skewed priorities continue, schools will be in the grip of a culture of fear, over-regulation, and a lack of trust. “  A DfE spokesperson said: “We have been making concerted efforts to reduce workload driven by unnecessary tasks.“And we will continue our work with the sector to drive down on these burdensome tasks outside the classroom so that teachers are free to do what they do best – teach.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Rewatching Samurai Jack Episode 6 Jack and the Warrior Woman

first_imgAfter 12 years away, one of the best, most critically acclaimed cartoon series of all time, Samurai Jack, returns to television later this year with original series creator Genndy Tartakovsky at the helm. To help you get ready, Geek.com’s Aubrey Sitterson is rewatching the entire series in order.In the previous episode of Samurai Jack, “Jack in Space,” we watched as our eponymous hero had a very real possibility of triumph dangling in front of him. With the help of some enterprising astronauts (and some fuzzy science), Jack expected to be able to travel back into time, where he would confront his nemesis and, as they say in the show’s intro, “Undo the future that is Aku!” But, due to Jack’s overriding sense of honor, chivalry, and the value he places on defending the defenseless, he ultimately missed out on achieving his goal. In episode 6, “Jack and the Warrior Woman,” the titular samurai once again has victory snatched from his grasp, but in a way that is far, far more crushing.Set in a version of the Middle East that manages to be both romantic and futuristic, “Jack and the Warrior Woman” catches up with Jack as he attempts to locate a powerful artifact, a gem capable of, you guessed it, transporting him back in time. But when a group of robotic assassins burst in, it is only through the aide of a mysterious green-skinned woman that Jack is able to escape from town and continue his search for the gem… with a new ally by his side.The appearance of the warrior woman, named Ikra, is important, as even beyond her green skin, she appears and feels, for lack of a better term… evil. Cloaked in a spiky black dress, wielding a pure black sword, and with a sardonic grin constantly plastered upon her face, by looks alone, you might understandably assume that her purpose was a nefarious one. This, combined with comments from a soothsayer that Jack was visiting, as well as a few other subtle hints throughout the episode all contribute to the impression of Ikra as villain.But despite all that, Jack – who has already been proven to be an excellent, fair judge of character – seems to not only trust Ikra, but identify with her, especially after he hears that she too watched her father imprisoned and abused by the demonic Aku. As the two travel across the desert in search of this powerful gem, one capable of defeating their nemesis, they both willingly and eagerly come to one another’s aide, and for the first time in the series, Jack seems to have found an equal. Instead of seeing her as a rival, however, Jack looks warmly upon Ikra, going so far as to share what, for the stoic samurai, likely constitutes an intimate moment.This is all just a cruel set-up, however, as upon obtaining the gem, Ikra smashes it, revealing herself to be none other than the shapeshifting Aku. This is a massive, crushing blow to Jack for a few reasons, including, most obviously, the loss of yet another way to travel back in time and accomplish his goal. But the development is made more damaging because not only was Jack robbed of his triumph, but he was also robbed of something else, something that for six episodes we have yet to see him possess: A friend.That would all be bad enough, but “Jack and the Warrior Woman” twists the knife even more, proving itself to be the most depressing episode of the show yet. What makes this loss so much more upsetting and catastrophic than that seen in “Jack in Space” is that the entire thing… was Jack’s own fault. It was Jack that trusted Ikra, that traveled with her, that saved her from trouble, that allowed her to place her traitorous hands upon the object of his quest. In the past we’ve seen Jack take damage and get beaten up, we’ve even seen him catapulted into the future by Aku, but this is the first time that we’ve seen him thoroughly, decisively outclassed and defeated. For a character whose sole traits are his nobility and competence, this is a profoundly upsetting development.Even outside of the sympathetic distress that all good stories elicit from their audience, however, “Jack and the Warrior Woman” is an effectively nasty dig at the morale of the viewer. Though we, watching at home, saw repeated clues indicating that Ikra was not who she claimed, we also saw Jack, who has already been established as wise and fair, welcome her as a trusted companion. Thus, viewers pushed down their gut instincts in favor of trusting in their hero, a trust that is later revealed to be ill-placed.Good storytelling is all about setting up expectations so that they might be denied, subverted, and/or delivered upon. “Jack and the Warrior Woman,” while definitely not as fun or funny as previous episodes, is the best example of this storytelling theory to be found in Samurai Jack thus far. Audiences expect to see Jack get the gem and his triumph over Aku, but that expectation is denied. They expect to see him work together with Ikra, but the expectation is subverted with the revelation of her true identity. And finally, most impressively, they initially expect Ikra to be revealed as evil, an expectation that is denied, re-setup, and denied again before being eventually delivered upon in the episode’s final moments.All of this works together to produce an episode of Samurai Jack that manages to deny audiences everything that they want, even when giving them exactly what they expected to happen. It’s a stunning bit of storytelling sleight of hand, and an impressive departure from the show’s constantly fluctuating formula.Join us next time as we discuss episode seven of Samurai Jack’s first season, “Jack and the Three Blind Archers.”Aubrey Sitterson is a Los Angeles-based writer whose most recent work is the Street Fighter x G.I. Joe comic series from IDW, available at your local comic shop or digitally on Comixology. Follow him on Twitter or check out his website for more information.last_img read more

Believe in Yourselfie With Wade Wilson and Marvels Immersive Popup

first_img James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News The immersive pop-up experience is all the rage across the country, and NYC has been blessed with some of the most exclusive ones. This week Marvel brings that magic to the big apple with everyone’s favorite fourth wall breaking misfit.To celebrate the release of Deadpool 2 (the Super Duper Cut if you want to get technical) Wade Wilson and pals have invaded the West Village. At Industria Studio 10 (356 W 12th St) today, tomorrow, and Saturday you too can party like an anti-hero.Thursday the 9th: 12PM – 8PMFriday/Saturday the 10th & 11th: 12PM – 9PMThere are eight unique rooms to bring you into the world of Deadpool and his team. The rooms are Baby Legs Couch, Teddy Bear Summers, Rainbow Room, Unicorn Dreams, Domino’s Dominos, Wade & Vanessa Love Room, Colossus’ Deep Dive Disco, and X-Force Heave. I was lucky enough to get a preview, so I brought PCMag’s Victoria Song as my ding dong Avenger. Each of the sections is brilliantly designed, so it isn’t hard to get lost in the fun. You are encouraged to do as Deadpool and ‘Believe in Yourselfie.’  Take as many silly pictures as you want.Here are a few of our favorite pictures. Stay on target Rainbow Room Colossus’ Deep Dive Disco Unicorn Daydreams Domino’s Dominos Wade & Vanessa Love Room X-Force Heaven Teddy Bear Summers Deadpool 2 is out now digitally and will be available on Blu-Ray August 21st.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Debris booms in place at Swift Reservoir

first_imgPacifiCorp has installed two floating booms on Swift Reservoir to keep debris out of its $60 million fish collector.Boaters at Swift now have to go through the narrow boom passage near Swift Forest Camp to access most of the 4,500-acre reservoir.The other boom is on the bay where Swift Creek flows into the reservoir north of Devil’s Backbone.PacifiCorp began operation of the fish collector this winter. It is attached to Swift Dam. It has a flow to attract downstream-migrating salmon and steelhead produced in the upper watershed of the North Fork of the Lewis River.Solar lights are on the booms. PacifiCorp says maximum depth clearance is 10 feet.A deepwater net is in front of the fish collector and is visible as a floating orange line on the water’s surface. The net guides young fish to the collector. Boaters are urged to stay 200 feet away from the orange line.last_img read more

IBM Is Experimenting With a Cryptocurrency Which It Says Is More Stable

first_img Cryptocurrencies fluctuate wildly in value. If you’ve been following bitcoin since last fall, you’ve seen the value of one unit of bitcoin surge from less than $5,000 in early October 2017, peak at more than $19,000 in December and gradually make its way back down to the $6,000 range today, according to CoinDesk.For transactions that do involve money, companies are seeking more stable cryptocurrencies, with all of the blockchain tracking benefits of crypto, minus the volatility and lost value and time in the conversion process. IBM is one company working to prove out what’s called a “stablecoin” solution, which means its value is based on the value of the U.S. dollar at any given time.The 107-year-old legacy tech corporation has embraced blockchain, which underlies cryptocurrencies, in recent years — using it for applications including a cross-border payments network, tracking luxury goods such as diamonds and more.Related: 15 Crazy and Surprising Ways People Are Using BlockchainFor crypto exchanges up to this point, IBM has relied on a currency called Stellar Lumens. But this week, the company announced it will begin testing Stronghold USD “to experiment with ways for financial institutions and other organizations to achieve faster, safer and more efficient transaction processing and money transfer throughout the world’s economy,” according to a press release.For now, Stronghold USD is only available as a business-to-business cryptocurrency. Consumers can’t buy anything with it. But IBM’s adoption speaks to the trend and promise of cryptocurrencies with values based on and equal to the dollar.Tether is one stablecoin that’s been widely adopted, though its true value is a matter of controversy. It’s “often the second most traded crypto asset after bitcoin,” according to Bitcoin.com. “Traders routinely trade in and out of it as they attempt to outmaneuver bitcoin’s price swings.”Entrepreneur contributor Han-Gwon Lung wrote about the potential for stablecoins — and one in particular, Basis — in late May: “Figuring out how to create the world’s first true stablecoin (as did the guys at Basis, who raised $133 million from VCs like Andreessen Horowitz) would revolutionize finance as we know it.”One small company that is dabbling in stablecoin is The White Company, a fine art and luxury goods dealer that allows purchases via cryptocurrency, from Super Bowl suite tickets to Lamborghinis. CEO Elizabeth White launched the White Standard, a stablecoin, in early June, so clients could convert their money to and from cryptocurrency more directly. 3 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now July 17, 2018center_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Minister MacCharles slated to attend TICO AGM June 20

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Minister MacCharles slated to attend TICO AGM June 20 Posted by Sharecenter_img Tuesday, June 13, 2017 TORONTO — Ontario’s Minister of Government and Consumer Services Tracy MacCharles will be on hand to address stakeholders at TICO’s Annual General Meeting on June 20.The AGM starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre at 4141 Living Arts Drive.“With the Ontario Government’s comprehensive review of the Travel Industry Act and Regulation underway, these are both exciting and challenging times for the travel industry and TICO,” said TICO CEO and Registrar, Richard Smart.“We are very honored to welcome Minister MacCharles to TICO’s AGM and look forward to her providing her remarks on Ontario’s consumer protection initiatives and future government priorities.”Smart said he encourages Ontario travel industry stakeholders including travel agents and tour operators “to mark their calendars” and attend TICO’s AGM.A long-awaited review of the Ontario’s Travel Industry Act was finally given the green light by the provincial government in 2016. The goal is to update and modernize the consumer protection legislation, strengthen consumer protection and reduce burden on business. “[The] industry has been asking for a review for some time and TICO is looking forward to working with the Ministry and engaging stakeholders in ensuring a strong consumer protection framework for the future,” said TICO at last year’s AGM. Tags: TICOlast_img read more

Housing Starts are Exceeding Expectations

first_img August 16, 2016 648 Views Housing Starts are Exceeding Expectations Housing Completions Housing Permits Housing Starts 2016-08-16 Seth Welborn Housing starts gained in July, even as permits stayed flat and completions dropped, according to the July 2016 residential construction report by the U.S. Census Bureau and HUD.Privately-owned housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1,211,000. This is 2.1 percent above June’s estimated 1,186,000 and 5.6 percent last July’s rate of 1,147,000. Single-family housing starts in July came in at a rate of 770,000, or 0.5 percent above June’s 766,000. The July rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 433,000.Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in July, however, were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.152 million, just short of June’s 1,153 million. While flat month-to-month, the number is almost a full percent higher than a year ago. Meanwhile, however, single-family authorizations in July were at a rate of 711,000, which is 3.7 percent below June’s 738,000.“Analysts had only been expecting a 1 percent decline in starts, but they were up 2 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the revised rate in June,” realtor.com chief economist Jonathan Smoke said. “Like permits, the seasonally adjusted rate was the best since February, and the non-adjusted actual estimate for the month was the highest since October 2007.”Completions also suffered in July. Privately-owned housing completions in July were 1,026,000, which is 8.3 percent below June’s 1.12 million. It is, however, 3.2 percent above last July’s rate of 994,000. There were 743,000 single-family housing completions just short of the June rate of 746,000. The July rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 275,000.“July represents the fourth straight month where the 12-month rolling total was flat or less than the previous month,” said Ralph McLaughlin, chief economist at Trulia. “Still, the total was the most starts in a 12-month period since May 2008.”McLaughlin also said that the new starts should be welcome news to buyers in tight markets.“Single-family starts are still growing at double-digit rates. Supply-constrained homebuyers should rest assured that relief is on the way,” he said.Tian Liu, chief economist at Genworth Mortgage Insurance in Raleigh, echoed that upbeat perspective.“This is a strong report, and we are particularly pleased with the single-family segment,” Liu said. “We believe that growth in housing starts will be led by single-family homes. Single-family homes have experienced a slower recovery in the past few years, and remain under-supplied today. We expect supply of single-family homes to catch up over the next few years.”However, McLaughlin said, the number of construction jobs per housing starts hit a 10-year low in July, likely due to persistent labor shortages.“The wave of single-family starts this year still isn’t showing signs of rising the tide for construction jobs,” he said.“New construction is failing to keep up with household formation, meaning that the low vacancies in rentals and the tight supply of homes for sale will continue to be a key theme for housing in the months ahead,” Smoke said. “Single-family is continuing to show gains, but the gains in permits are weaker than the gains in starts. Builders are starting what they already permitted earlier this year but are not bullish about demand this fall and winter.”Smoke continued, “The seasonally adjusted rate of permitting was not statistically significant, essentially unchanged from last month at the highest level of permitting since February. On a year-to-date basis, permits in multi-family have declined 16 percent, while single-family permits are up 7 percent. On a year-to-date basis, permits are up in every region but the Northeast where a massive 61 percent decline in multi-family is the cause of that region’s year-to-date declines.”Click here to view the entire report.center_img in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Sharelast_img read more

Hitting New Heights of Home Price Appreciation

first_img Home prices have been rising steadily since hitting their trough in January 2012, and are up to their pre-crisis peaks in many markets.According to Black Knight Financial Services’ Home Price Index (HPI) report for September 2016, seven of the nation’s top 40 largest metros reached new peaks in September as prices climbed by 5.4 percent over-the-year up to a nationwide value of $266,000. According to Black Knight, this number is only 0.6 percent off from a new national peak.Out of the seven metros out of the top 40 that hit new peaks in September, three were located in Texas. The seven were: Austin, Texas (6.6 appreciation from last year, up to $304,000); Boston, Massachusetts (6.0 percent appreciation from last year up to $431,000); Charlotte, North Carolina (7.0 percent appreciation from last year up to $213,000); Dallas, Texas (6.8 percent appreciation from last year up to $239,000); Nashville, Tennessee (9 percent appreciation from last year up to $241,000); San Antonio, Texas (5.2 percent appreciation over-the-year up to $204,000); and Seattle, Washington (11.6 percent appreciation over-the-year up to $413,000).One market that has lagged in home price recovery, however, is St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis was the only metro out of the top 40 that experienced a home price decline over-the-year in September, according to Black Knight. The median price fell by 1.9 percent in St. Louis down to $153,000 and is still 18.5 percent lower than the peak price of $188,000 for that market reached in June 2007. In Tampa, Florida, the median home price inched up by 0.6 percent over-the-year up to $205,000 in September, but is still 20 percent below its peak of $256,000 reached in May 2006Seven states hit new peaks for home prices in September as well, according to Black Knight: Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.Overall, Florida and Washington were the states that dominated the top 10 list of best performing metro areas as far as home prices, placing nine markets in the top 10 between them.Click here to view the entire Black Knight HPI for September 2016. November 27, 2016 576 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Hitting New Heights of Home Price Appreciationcenter_img Share Home Price Appreciation Home Prices 2016-11-27 Rachel Williamslast_img read more

The annual Whitsundays East Coast Roadshow in Apri

first_imgThe annual Whitsundays East Coast Roadshow in April is the chance for the region’s tourism operators to put their products in front of retail travel agents in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne from 19-21 April, with a record 21 tourism operators attending the event this year. Agents will be trained on Whitsundays product and educated about the region in general.Attending agents will be in the running for prizes including flights, accommodation and tours, donated by Tourism Whitsundays and Whitsunday operators.“We are seeing the best numbers to date for the roadshow, with double what we have ever had before in terms of the amount of operators attending,” said Tourism Whitsundays CEO Craig Turner.“This is an endorsement not only of the strength of our tourism industry but also of the collaborative approach that Tourism Whitsundays and operators have in promoting the best destination in the world.“We are really looking forward to heading to the capital cities with the operators and showing travel agents how much the region has to offer holidaymakers,” said Turner.The Whitsundays East Coast Roadshow follows a fantastic year for the Whitsundays, which saw domestic visitors to the region increase by an impressive 25.5 per cent in the year ending 30 September 2016.Brisbane: Capri by Fraser, 80 Albert St Brisbane, 5.30-8.30pm, 19 April Click to RSVPMelbourne: Vibe Savoy, 630 Little Collins St Melbourne, 5.30-8.30pm, 20 April Click to RSVPSydney: Radisson Blu, 27 O’Connell St Sydney, 5.30-8.30pm, 21 April Click to RSVP roadshowsTourism Whitsundayslast_img read more

LISTEN Michael Bidwill AZ Cardinals President

first_imgLISTEN: Michael Bidwill, AZ Cardinals President The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The eyes of the sports world are focused squarely on the Valley.With the Super Bowl in town, thousands of fans, celebrities and media members have made their way to Phoenix this week. Those who haven’t are paying close attention to everything leading up to Sunday’s matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.So, how is Arizona doing in its third time as Super Bowl host?“I think we’ve done an amazing job, we’ve really risen to the occasion,” Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill told Doug and Wolf Friday morning on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.. “There are so many people that understand this is ‘Team Arizona’ and we’ve all got to get together and do our part to make this the most fan friendly Super Bowl and the best Super Bowl this can be for Arizona. “I think we’ve done it.”With the game located at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, other parts of the Valley have cashed in on Super Bowl fever — which is a big change from the last time the NFL’s championship was decided in Arizona seven years ago.“I think (people) are blown away with what we’re doing in downtown Phoenix,” Bidwill said. “Last time we had the game, it was 2008 and it was a construction zone in dowtown Phoenix. A lot of the owners stayed at the Hyatt, and they weren’t really impressed. The convention center that we’re sitting in today didn’t exist. “I spoke to them last night, we had a dinner party for all the owners and I got a lot of tremendous feedback.”Bidwill singled out Verizon Super Bowl Central, a 12-block area featuring food, entertainment and attractions in the heart of downtown, as a real boon to the state’s hosting efforts.“Our city and our state are shining right now.” Your browser does not support the audio element.last_img read more

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