London’s prime market is patchy

first_img Share London’s prime market is patchy Sunday 27 February 2011 11:07 pm The value of prime properties remains turbulent across London, with the top homes in Merton gaining the most in price last month, according to research by Primelocation. Merton’s most valuable 25 per cent of properties rose 15.8 per cent on last year to an average of £987, 705, the research said, compared to the most valuable homes in Harringey, which fell 13.5 per cent. Overall in London, the most expensive homes gained 0.5 per cent during the last month, and are up 3.3 per cent on last year at an average of £1.19m. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapp Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap KCS-content last_img read more

UK manufacturing slows as costs rise

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Todayautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com UK manufacturing growth came under pressure in March and output prices rose to a record high, according to a new report.Manufacturing activity fell to 57.1 on the Markit/CIPS purchasing managers index, down from a record high of 60.2 in February, as growth slowed to a five-month low.A combination of weak consumer confidence, surging prices of raw materials and supply chain disruption caused the slowdown, although the index remains above the long-run average.“The mini-boom in UK manufacturing ran out of steam during March,” said David Noble, chief executive at the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply.Manufacturing companies’ orders slowed to the lowest level since last October, largely thanks to a fall in domestic demand for consumer goods.But the costs of raw materials and energy rose sharply, which companies passed onto consumers in higher prices for the finished goods, leading to the fastest rate of price rises since Markit started collecting charges data in November 1999. Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Markit Senior Economist Rob Dobson said “persistent high oil prices due to the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, rising global prices for many other raw materials and higher import prices due to the weak pound,” were behind the rise.Prices for fuel, metals, oil and timber all went up, and companies reported shortages for a number of the raw materials, pushing average input costs up for the nineteenth month running in March.However, employment in the manufacturing sector rose at the second-fastest pace in the history of the survey.“The survey fuels the suspicion that manufacturers will find life increasingly challenging over the coming months as stock rebuilding wanes and tighter fiscal policy weighs down on domestic demand,” said Howard Archer, chief UK and European economist, IHS Global Insight. Share UK manufacturing slows as costs rise whatsapp whatsapp Friday 1 April 2011 10:41 am Show Comments ▼ John Dunne Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) 2003 Annual Report

first_imgCement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng)  2003 annual report.Company ProfileCement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells cement in Nigeria under the brand name Sokoto Cement. The company produces CEM II type cement which is used by the home building and construction sectors in Nigeria for making cement blocks as well as for plastering and concrete works. CEM II type cement is renowned for its high early strength, rapid setting and low heat of hydration which is ideal for major construction works. The cement brand name is taken from the founder of the company, the Premier of the then Northern Region, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto. It was incorporated in 1962 and started producing cement in 1967 to meet the demand for cement needed for the expansion of Kalambaina Plant. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc was privatised and a member of Heidelberg Cement Group, Scancem International ANS of Norway, was elected core investor and technical partner in 2000. A Nigerian-based firm, Damnaz Cement Company Limited, became the new core investor in 2008 when Heidelberg divested its stake in the business. BUA International Limited acquired Damnaz Cement Company and became the majority shareholder in Cement Company of Nigeria plc and its technical partner. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

First Quantum Minerals 2010 Annual Report

first_imgFirst Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgUnity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileUnity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, deposit accounts and overdrafts to trade finance, treasury services, acceptance and guarantee commercial papers, money market services and international banking services. Unity Bank Plc provides foreign operations which includes home remittance services, mortgages, letters of credit, third party transfer services, invisible transactions, bills for collections and domiciliary transfers. The company supports the agricultural sector through agric products and schemes which includes Unity farmer’s cooperatives finance and leasing, Unity industrial input scheme and general agro-allied farmer’s schemes. Founded in 1987, Unity Bank Plc now operates through an extensive network of some 240 branches in 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Unity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Saints and Sinners: the weekend’s talking points

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Winning smile: Dean Ryan was chuffed to winWarrior spiritThey were relegated from the Aviva Premiership last weekend but Worcester showed pride and character, coming from 10-0 down to win their last game of the season against Gloucester 28-27. It is all too easy for teams with nothing to play for to capitulate – just look at Wasps! But Worcester gave their long-suffering fans a win to take into the summer, including a magical try from Josh Drauniniu, which brought a new meaning to the phrase “dancing feet”. The Aviva Premiership and RaboDirect Pro 12 reached the end of their regular seasons this weekend, while the French Top 14 play-offs began. Which games produced the heroes and villains? All they were hoping for 65 minutes later was that the ground would open up and swallow them and the Wasps players and coaches, as they conceded 74 – yes, 74 – unanswered points and sunk to their heaviest ever league loss.Director of rugby Dai Young did not put out his strongest side, but he cannot have imagined that his players would capitulate so badly. Sloppy, scrappy, disorganised – they were clearly not mentally right for the match. Wasps will still be playing for a place in next seasons European Rugby Champions Cup, as they were secure in seventh spot in the table, but that will be of little consolation to the fans who made the journey.Young said: “It (the game) gave us the opportunity to play some players who haven’t had a lot of game time, but we’re all pretty embarrassed by that performance.“The biggest disappointment for me was the way we seemed to lack any sort of fight when we went in front. It was hugely disappointing. It’s going to take some time for me to get over, but we have to pick ourselves up for the big game next week.” The boss: Chris Robshaw had a magnificent game and led Harlequins to a key win center_img The SaintsRobshaw steals itHarlequins won their last five Aviva Premiership matches on the bounce to sneak into the title play-offs just as the back door was closing. Bath, who had been in the top four for all but one week of the season, only needed a draw in Saturday’s clash at The Stoop, but Quins won 19-16 and took their place in the title shoot-out.Skipper Chris Robshaw made sure the London team executed the correct tactics at the correct time to frustrate Bath in the closing stages. Yes, there were mistakes, but the back row showed why he is the England captain, with cool-headed leadership. He doesn’t do a lot of shouting and ranting, but that doesn’t stop Robshaw being an effective skipper.The SaintsThe fans at Franklin’s Gardens certainly got value for money this weekend as Northampton ran in no less than 11 tries to beat London Wasps 74-13. Needing just two points to guarantee a home draw in the play-offs, the Saints went 13-0 down, but came roaring back to take the lead – then kept their collective foot on the gas right to the final whistle.With the tries shared by eight players, it is impossible to pick out an individual saint from the ranks of the men in green. There were moments of individual brilliance from Ben Foden, Ken Pisi and Stephen Myler among many others, but the whole team can be proud of the way they carried on playing to the last.Hurry Beck: Ashley Beck scored two triesDouble time for BeckAshley Beck gave himself and his Ospreys team-mates something positive to remember as the region heads into the off-season and Beck books in for a hip operation which will keep him out for six months.He scored two tries in the Ospreys’ 45-20 win over Connacht, and the second score was particularly good as Beck’s great footwork prised open the Irish defence.The Ospreys had nothing but pride to play for, as they were already guaranteed European Rugby Champions Cup qualification and could not make the RaboDirect Pro 12 play-offs, but they finished a frustrating campaign in style.On targetJames McKinney was Man of the Match for Ulster as they ensured they went into the RaboDirect Pro 12 play-offs in winning form. They beat Munster 19-17 at Thomond Park, thanks to four penalties and a conversion from outside-half McKinney.Ulster boss Mark Anscombe picked a young side for this game, resting some of his front-line players as their play-off spot was already guaranteed.McKinney, 23, had only made three other league starts for Ulster this season, but his lack of experience didn’t stop him producing a faultless place-kicking display and piloting his team to a memorable win against tough opponents at a difficult ground. The SinnersHead casesConcussion and player safety – it’s been a hot topic all season and new IRB protocols were supposed to protect players from continuing with a head injury. Tell that to Florian Fritz, who was scandalously and callously sent back out onto the field by Toulouse boss Guy Noves after he had knocked himself out on Francois van der Merwe’s knee.Take a look at the video and see if you can think of a worse instance of common sense being totally ignored. If the rules allow for this behaviour by the coaches and match officials, the rules are wrong. If the rules do not allow for it, someone should be punished. It does not matter how important a game is – and this was a massive Top 14 play-off. Players’ lives and mental well-being are more important.Kicking himselfBath needed at least a draw at Harlequins to maintain their place in the top four of the Aviva Premiership and go into the play-offs. They were trailing 19-16 as the clock went into red time at the end of the game, but they had possession and forward momentum around the Quins’ ten metre line.Regrets: George Ford lost his coolInstead of coolly going through a few more phases and trying to force their opponents to give away a penalty, or at least trying to get closer to the line for a drop-goal attempt, George Ford decided to have a go from 48 metres, with a gusty wind blowing around him. His shot got nowhere near the target, referee Wayne Barnes blew for full time and that was it – Bath’s tilt at the title was over.It was a shame Ford acted so rashly at that moment, as he had done many fine things during the game. But a playmaker and goal-kicker has to make the right call at the most pressurized times, and Ford got it wrong. He finished the regular Premiership season as top points-scorer with 250. What he would give for three more.Woeful WaspsWhen Wasps went 13-0 up after 15 minutes against Northampton at Franklin’s Gardens, their travelling fans must have been hoping for an upset in their last Aviva Premiership match of the season. TAGS: HarlequinsNorthampton SaintsOspreysUlsterWorcester Warriors last_img read more

On National Law Enforcement Memorial Week remember 21,000 officers who have…

first_img Please enter your comment! 1 COMMENT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Mama Mia Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. That was especially horrible about that killer ambushing those two police officers at the Chinese buffet, shooting them through the window, in Gilchrist County, while they were enjoying dining at the restaurant. So senseless, and unfortunately, there is no way to stop such ambushes by deranged and violent people. By Michael McKinley, Apopka Chief of Police, and Randy Fernandez, Apopka Deputy Chief of PoliceThere is no doubt that we are fortunate to have a wonderful community. We are reminded, almost daily, of the encouragement, this community pours upon the men and women of the Apopka Police Department. From baskets of food being delivered to the station, to school kids writing and sending thank you cards, to our local churches praying for our officers’ safety, this community surrounds its law enforcement officers with tremendous support.Next week is National Law Enforcement Memorial Week. May 15th is the day dedicated by John F. Kennedy in 1962 to recognize all law enforcement officers that gave their lives for their community. We humbly ask this community to take a moment and reflect upon the loss of the 129 law enforcement officers killed across this country last year. Unfortunately, so far this year we have seen an average of more than one officer per week killed by gunfire.Less than a month ago, Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey from Gilchrist County, Florida (pictured above), were gunned down while eating dinner. Gilchrist County has about 20,000 residents, about half that of the City of Apopka. Just a few days ago, Highlands County Deputy Sheriff William Gentry was killed by a convicted felon. This goes to show the death of a law enforcement officer can happen anywhere. It is important to remember; the police are here for you.Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial in Washington, DC.There are more than 21,000 names etched upon the walls at the law enforcement memorial in Washington D.C. and, sadly, this year more Florida law enforcement officers will have their names etched into the wall. 2017 was a dreadful year for Central Florida law enforcement. Orlando Police Officer Lieutenant Debra Clayton was killed in the line of duty, and during the search for her killer, Deputy Norman Lewis lost his life in a vehicle crash. Shortly thereafter, Matthew Scott Baxter and Samuel Howard, both officers from Kissimmee, were brutally and senselessly murdered.We humbly ask for your continued support of the men and women who help defend this community. We ask that next week, and through the rest of the year, this community prays for the protection of our officers, and all the officers across the State of Florida, and across this great nation. Pray they have compassion, strength, wisdom, and most importantly, the courage to continue to protect all of us. Please enter your name here May 14, 2018 at 8:24 am TAGSApopka Police DepartmentNational Law Enforcement Memorial Week Previous articleOrange County hosts the NPE2018: The Plastics ShowNext articleScience teachers sacrifice to provide lab materials for students Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Horoscope: November 8, 2020:

first_imgprintA baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Leo.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020:Deep, dedicated and success-oriented, you explore the limits of human experience and continually push back. This year, you create yet another masterpiece, which is very profitable. Your finances will be better than expected. If single, new love is promised and might surprise you. If attached, you have a blissful bond but might drive your partner crazy unless you can relax more. SAGITTARIUS gives you a run for your money.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★★You are popular and appreciated today, wherever you are. You might even have to choose between several prospects. Take a risk and go with the one most challenging. Spin the wheel of fate and see where it lands you. Tonight: Not regretting a thing.This Week: Home improvements are in order.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★Family members need a great deal of attention today. A healing circle is beneficial to a loved one. You will feel a sense of culmination. You’ll feel confident when selecting priorities and releasing old ways and projects. Tonight: Go with the flow.This Week: A stimulating time of many messages.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★★Today brings an interesting situation with a neighbor or sibling into a new light. There is so much going on that you feel overwhelmed. But your mind is sharp and your words especially eloquent, and you save the day. Tonight: Celebrate with an old friend.This Week: Finances demand your attention.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★Today blesses your sector of income. A less intense attitude toward finances surfaces. Your financial goals can all be attained. It’s a good time to seek financial advice and apply for loans and grants. Your writing will be especially strong. Tonight: To bed early.This Week: You shine in a new role.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★★With the clarity of bright sunlight, your Sun-ruled sign radiates poise and magnetism. Today promises enthusiasm and motivation as well. Social prospects are bright, and you accomplish much with ease. This heightened vitality adds to your charisma. Tonight: Charm a rival.This Week: Far from the madding crowd.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★★Quietly performing anonymous acts of kindness brings you a deep happiness, and you might unknowingly befriend an angel in disguise. Select priorities and prepare for the future. Prepare to take on a new project or make a journey. Tonight: A healing herbal soak.This Week: You’re invited to join a new social group.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★Associates are about to become more serious and enlist your help in community projects or charities. Be thoughtful about communication of all kinds. Your words are powerful and will shape your future. Tonight: Your heart’s desire can assume a new aspect.This Week: Your career zooms ahead again.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★Catch up on work-related responsibilities, but don’t accept new tasks until your home life is balanced — it is Sunday, after all. A loved one needs more of your time. A meditation could bring you guidance. Give it a try. Tonight: A friend offers you encouragement.This Week: You receive an invitation from overseas.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★★Travel, even talk of travel, can facilitate love. A talkative, intelligent companion brings happiness. Expect opposing views about a relationship. Allow others to do as they wish. New friendships with foreign-born people are likely to develop. Tonight: Sampling a completely new menu.This Week: Think carefully about a financial commitment.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★Others impact your finances. Be alert concerning the ways partners manage joint resources. Don’t be tempted by any kind of financial risk now. Insurance coverage can be a source of concern. If so, explore new options. Tonight: Personal exploration and journeys.This Week: A partner needs more attention.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★★The phrase “meeting of the minds” could have been coined to describe your ideal relationship. Today, you have such an encounter. Circulate in pleasing ways and see what happens. The local library is a wonderful place to start. Tonight: Actually go out on a date.This Week: A specialist is able to help you.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★Your mind-body connection will be especially apparent today. Study your health history. Moderate exercise is favored, but do pamper and be gentle with your body. Invest in a foot reflexology session. (Pisces rule the feet.) The benefits will be astounding. Tonight: Relax.This Week: Love is in the air.Born today: Astronomer Edmond Halley (1656), author Kazuo Ishiguro (1954), screenwriter Richard Curtis (1956) Linkedin Facebook Facebook Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Twitter Previous articleDuggan gets it done on the ground, TCU keeps Saddle Trophy in Fort WorthNext articleHoroscope: November 9, 2020: Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tamia Banks Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Twitter Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 ReddIt Horoscope: April 29, 2021 + posts Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Linkedin Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ ReddIt Horoscope: April 28, 2021last_img read more

Two journalists murdered in the space of 24 hours

first_imgNews to go further News March 13, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists murdered in the space of 24 hours Organisation Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state MexicoAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saycenter_img MexicoAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more Reports Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the murders of Jaime Arturo Olvera Bravo, a freelance photographer and former correspondent for the daily La Voz de Michoacán, killed on 9 March in La Piedad in the central state of Michoacán, and Ramiro Téllez Contreras, a local radio reporter and police station switchboard operator, killed on 10 March in Nuevo Laredo in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.“With three journalists killed so far this year, Mexico is holding on to its regrettable position as the deadliest country for the press in the Americas,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It has not yet been established whether the murders of Olvera and Téllez were linked to their work as journalists, but there are reasons to suspect this.”The press freedom organisation added: “We call on the special prosecutor’s office for crimes against journalists that was set up on 15 February to look into these two murders and explore the possibility that they were indeed linked to the victims’ work. The possible link to drug trafficking in the Téllez case is not a sufficient reason to leave it to the local authorities. The credibility of the special prosecutor’s office is at stake here. There must be no double standards.”According to local press reports, Olvera was waiting for a bus to take his young son to a childcare centre at around 8 a.m. on 9 March when a gunman walked up and shot him at close range in the neck. He had resigned from La Voz de Michoacán in April 2002 in order to work as a salesman but had continued to do freelance reporting, above all about attacks against the local press.The head of the special prosecutor’s office for crimes against journalists, David Vega, gave a representative based in Michoacán the job of conducting the initial enquires. Vega will take over the investigation only if there is evidence indicating a link between the murder and Olvera’s journalistic work.Téllez, who worked for local radio station Exa 95.7 FM, was shot twice in the neck and once in the left knee outside his home as he was returning from work at around 5:30 a.m. on 10 March. He died 45 minutes later after being rushed to San José hospital. His murder comes just over a month after a machine-gun attack on the Nuevo Laredo-based daily El Mañana on 6 February in which one of its journalists, Jaime Orozco Tey, was nearly killed.Téllez had received threats in recent days. Spent 9, 40 and 45 mm shells – calibres often used by drug traffickers – were found at the scene of the shooting. An investigation has been opened by the state prosecutor of Tamaulipas state, where six other journalists have been killed since 2000. Half of the killings of journalists in Mexico in the past six years have been in Tamaulipas.The first journalist to be killed in Mexico this year was José Pepe Valdés Macías, who was gunned down in Sabinas in the northern state of Coahuila on 26 January. Valdés’s murder has been attributed to a family feud and any link to his work as a journalist has been ruled out. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mexico RSF_en last_img read more

3.6M Homes Seriously Underwater

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 3.6M Homes Seriously Underwater in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Share Save Tagged with: Equity Homes Underwater Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Equity Homes Underwater 2020-05-07 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 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. May 7, 2020 1,690 Views Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post ATTOM Data Solutions has released its first-quarter 2020 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report, which shows that 14.5 million residential properties in the United States were considered equity-rich, meaning the combined estimated amount of loans secured by those properties was 50% or less of their estimated market value.The count of equity-rich properties in the first quarter of 2020 represented 26.5%, or about one in four, of the 54.7 million mortgaged homes in the U.S. That percentage was down slightly from the 26.7 percent level in the fourth quarter of 2019.The report also shows that just 3.6 million, or one in 15, mortgaged homes in the first quarter of 2020 were considered seriously underwater, with a combined estimated balance of loans secured by the property at least 25% more than the property’s estimated market value. That figure represented 6.6% of all U.S. properties with a mortgage, up slightly from 6.4% in the prior quarter.The figures were derived from the last data recorded before the economic fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic began to sweep across the U.S., potentially damaging the nation’s housing market.“Homeowners’ balance sheets generally remained strong in the first quarter of 2020 across the U.S., with about the same levels of equity-rich or seriously underwater mortgages as in the prior quarter. In the latest marker of the ongoing housing market boom, mortgage payers were four times as likely to have homes worth considerably more than what they owed on their loans than considerably less,” said Todd Teta, Chief Product Officer with ATTOM Data Solutions. “But as with other rosy first-quarter reports, this one needs to be taken in the context of the looming impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. With the potential for home values to fall, there is a significant chance that equity levels could drop over the coming months while underwater levels rise.”The top 10 states with the highest share of equity-rich properties in the first quarter of 2020 were all in the Northeast and West regions, led by California (42.3% equity-rich), Hawaii (39.0%), Vermont (38.2%), Washington (36.6%) and Oregon (34.0%).States with the lowest percentage of equity-rich properties were Louisiana (13.5% equity-rich), Oklahoma (14.7%), Illinois (15.2%), Arkansas (16.3%) and Alabama (16.3%). Those were the same states with the five lowest levels in the fourth quarter of 2019. Home / Daily Dose / 3.6M Homes Seriously Underwater Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Bonial and Associates Announces Partnership Next: 3.1M More Americans File for Unemploymentlast_img read more