UK house prices look set to soar

first_imgThe UK is the fourth best place in the world to invest in residential property, owed largely to a general housing shortage and the country’s economic growth, according to research by Savills.The results from the study, based on economic performance and growth prospects alongside population growth, found that the UK housing market, which has seen prices soar on average by 20 per cent since 2010, was ranked behind only the US, United Arab Emirates and Singapore as the best place to make a return on rents and increasing property values.“When a growing population, growing affluence and limited housing or land supply converge, we would anticipate real house price growth,” said Yolande Barnes (left), Director of Savills World Research.A separate residential market report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) also says that the growing gulf between supply and demand is driving residential property prices higher and the organisation now predicts that house prices are set to rise by 6 per cent in 2015.The RICS price indicator reached a 15-month high in August, with a net balance of 53 per cent more respondents reporting price increases, with growth being recorded across all parts of the UK.“Given current market conditions, the latest data unsurprisingly shows house prices continuing to rise, and at an accelerating pace. As such, house price inflation has now quickened in each of the last seven months following a sustained period of easing towards the latter half of 2014,” said Simon Rubinsohn (right), RICS chief economist.“This trend looks like it will continue into next year, however uncomfortable that may be for those looking to enter the market; so many of our members are telling us that they are struggling to replace the stock they have sold,” he added.housing shortage Residential property RICS Savills Savills’ top picks for residential investment economic growth UK house prices September 15, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » UK house prices look set to soar previous nextHousing MarketUK house prices look set to soarThe growing gulf between supply and demand makes the UK a major property hotspot.The Negotiator15th September 20150544 Viewslast_img read more

NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS

first_img ×North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco officially swore in Wayne Zitt as Guttenberg’s new mayor Jan. 2. See briefs for more information. Photo by Art Schwartz. North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco officially swore in Wayne Zitt as Guttenberg’s new mayor Jan. 2. See briefs for more information. Photo by Art Schwartz. Guttenberg’s new mayor sworn inThe town of Guttenberg has a new mayor as of Tuesday, Jan. 2. Wayne Zitt was sworn in for a four-year term, succeeding retiring Mayor Gerald Drasheff. State Sen. and North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco swore in Zitt to his new position, and took the opportunity to recall Zitt’s career as a former North Bergen student and high school athlete.Mayor Zitt pledged to build a new park on the west side of town, to improve senior services, and to bring a branch of the North Bergen library into the Galaxy Towers in Guttenberg.In front of a standing-room-only auditorium in Anna L. Klein School, three council members were also sworn into office: Richard Delafuente by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Monica Fundora by Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez, and John Habermann by County Clerk Junior Maldonado.Outgoing Mayor Drasheff was also thanked and honored by numerous speakers for his years of service to the town of Guttenberg and the surrounding municipalities.Among the many distinguished guests in attendance were Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, West New York Mayor Felix Roque, North Bergen Commissioners Hugo Cabrera and Julio Marenco, Sheriff Frank Schillari, Freeholders Anthony Vanieri and Caridad Rodriguez, and countless officials and administrators from throughout North Hudson.The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Olivia Habermann and the National Anthem was sung by Angela Marie Cirillo, with an invocation by Father Carlo Fortunio of Holy Redeemer Parish.center_img Registration for North Bergen Library’s winter programs beginning Jan. 8.The North Bergen Free Public Library’s Children’s and Adult Winter Program Registration for both the Main Library and the Kennedy Branch will begin on Monday, Jan. 8 at 9 a.m. Programs will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Proof of age and residency are required. Registration is limited. For more information contact the North Bergen Public Library at (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org to view the program listings.Main Library8411 Bergenline Ave.North Bergen, NJ 07047Kennedy Branch2123 Kennedy Blvd.North Bergen, NJ 07047Meet the police in JanuaryThe North Bergen Police Department regularly hosts community meetings to get to know local residents.This January they will host four meetings at different locations throughout the township, where residents can meet the officers who patrol their neighborhoods, and share any local concerns.The meetings are part of a program known as N.B. TAPS (North Bergen Township Alternative Policing Strategy), designed to enhance police-community relations in the township.Residents get to meet and discuss issues face-to-face with the officers who serve their immediate community, and the officers get to learn about any matters of concern directly from the residents.All meetings will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. The dates and locations are as follows:Monday, Jan. 8: Our Lady of Fatima Church, Lower Level, 8011 Kennedy Blvd.Thursday, Jan. 11: Uptown Public Library, 8411 Bergenline Ave.Wednesday, Jan. 17: Downtown Public Library, 2123 Kennedy Blvd.Tuesday, Jan. 30: North Bergen Town Hall Chambers, Lower Level, 4233 Kennedy Blvd. Need help heating your house?Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) announced that it will provide bill credits this winter that will lower monthly bills for a typical residential gas heating customer by about 17 percent during January and February. Customers will receive a credit on their PSE&G bill of approximately $50 over two months this winter.A typical residential customer would normally pay about $300 for January and February combined. This customer’s bill for both winter months will be about $250 in 2018 with the bill credit.PSE&G makes no profit on the sale of natural gas, and passes along what it pays to customers. Low natural gas prices and other factors have enabled them to pay less for natural gas, and they pass these savings on to their residential customers.Since January 2009, annual bills for PSE&G’s typical residential gas heating customers are 49 percent — or $825 — lower due to supply rate reductions. Wandering incidents increase harm to autistic adults, kidsWith two recent deaths on Christmas and Christmas Eve, the National Autism Association is warning caregivers about the increased risks of autism-related wandering during the holiday season.On Christmas Eve, a 15-year-old boy with autism died from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle. The next day, the body of 7-year-old boy with autism was found floating in a nearby pool.Each year, hundreds of children and adults with autism go missing, but holiday-related wandering cases are especially dangerous. According to a study from the National Autism Association (NAA), incidents that occurred from a social or family gathering, such as those during the holidays, ended in death 69 percent of the time. In recent years, cases have occurred on Mother’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve.Similar to wandering behaviors in the Alzheimer’s community, wandering/elopement, or “running” behaviors in children and adults with autism have led to countless tragedies across the country. A pediatrics study in 2012 found that half of children with autism attempt to wander/elope from a safe environment. According to NAA, accidental drowning is responsible for the vast majority of lethal outcomes, especially among younger children with autism. The second leading cause of death is by fatal traffic injury, typically in teenage males with autism.Times of transition, commotion and stress can increase wandering and elopement behaviors, and this is especially true during the holidays and holiday gatherings. Not only do unfamiliar places, noisy settings or disrupted routines bolster the chance for a child or adult to exit-seek, it can also make it difficult for caregivers to respond. With the commotion of gatherings, caregivers may not be aware the child is missing, which can prolong search efforts.Preparation ahead of holiday gatherings can decrease risk. It’s important that caregivers make relatives and friends aware of wandering risks ahead of time, and assign one trusted adult to closely supervise the at-risk children at all times for an agreed-upon period of time. Tools like door chimes and stop sign prompts are inexpensive enough to take to a relative’s home during visits, and items that reduce noise can also help. Consider tracking technology or distance monitors, especially if visiting someone else’s home. Having identification on your child is essential, especially if communication challenges are present. Avoiding triggers is also key, so allowing the child to do what makes them feel comfortable and happy may help decrease anxiety. In the event of an emergency, call 911 and search nearby sources of water first, even if it’s murky or icy.For more tips, download the free toolkit for caregivers from the NAA.Do you have a story, novel, essay, or script in your head — or on paper?Reporter editor and published novelist Caren Lissner is bringing her one-shot writing and publishing class to Little City Books in Hoboken, five blocks from the train station, in January. Do you have an idea for a novel, story, memoir, essay, or script, or have something partly written but don’t know the next steps? You can bring up to two pages, double spaced (500 words) for critique and publication advice, or just sit in on the class and participate in the discussions, without bringing anything. There’s a nominal fee for those bringing work to read, and a lower fee for those who just want to sit in and participate in the discussion.The next “Get It Out” class takes place Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, walking distance from the Second Street Light Rail and Hoboken terminal stations.“There are so many ways to get published these days,” said Lissner. “Anyone who’s working on a piece of writing is a writer. They shouldn’t be shy about getting their work out there. I’ve known people who went from publishing nothing to publishing in a major newspaper or website.”Lissner’s humorous first novel, Carrie Pilby, was published in 2003, sold 74,000 copies worldwide, and was released as a movie this year (it’s currently airing on Netflix). The book is available new on Amazon, as is the movie DVD. She has also published serious essays, articles, and humor writing/satire in the New York Times, Atlantic.com, McSweeney’s, Harper’s, LitHub, and National Lampoon. Read more of her writing and advice on carenlissner.com.Those with questions can reach her via carenlissner.com. The link to sign up for the class is http://www.littlecitybooks.com/event/get-it-out-writing-and-publishing-workshop-caren-lissner (as a reader or as an auditor), or stop by Little City Books at 100 Bloomfield St., corner of First and Bloomfield, Hoboken. (201) 626-READ.last_img read more

Alumna discusses HIV, AIDS research

first_imgSaint Mary’s alumna Mary Anne Luzar will share new developments in her research in AIDS and HIV treatments Nov. 14, bringing her extensive work in the global fight against these diseases to the College. Luzar, a 1972 graduate, is the chief of the Regulatory Affairs Branch of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Health. The lecture, titled “The Door Finally Opens for HIV Prevention: A Review of the Exciting Results of Two International HIV Prevention Clinical Trials and Their Impact on HIV Prevention Research in the 21st Century” will discuss her work in this field. The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Room 105 of the Science Hall. The Division of College Relations and the Career Crossings Office are sponsoring the event. Libby Gray, director of development for the College, said the college is excited to welcome Luzar back to campus. “As a Saint Mary’s alumna and accomplished scientist, Dr. Luzar brings expertise that will benefit Saint Mary’s students as well as local members of the medical community,” Gray said. “We are delighted to have her present the latest findings on two studies that offer hope in the global fight against HIV and AIDS.” Despite the event being science based, Gray encouraged students to attend and believes the event will benefit the local community. Gray said she thinks students will be interested in what Luzar has to say. “Students will be impressed by the details of the research that is being performed across the globe to provide hope for those suffering from HIV/AIDS,” she said. Gray said Luzar has worked on two clinical trials that seek a way to fight AIDS. “Dr. Luzar’s lecture [will] highlight the impact of two clinical trials on HIV vaccine development and prevention.,” Gray said. “Dr. Luzar will share the results of the trials and how the global community worked together to perform research that gives hope for prevention of this devastating disease.” According to a Saint Mary’s College press release, Luzar graduated from Saint Mary’s with a degree in French Literature and Humanistic Studies.  “Dr. Luzar’s career provides an example of how a liberal arts degree can lead to many different career paths,” Gray said. The press release also noted the seminar will provide an overview of the results of two clinical trials that made headlines around the world in July during the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. “The impact of these trials will be discussed along with the globalization of problem solving and the courage of healthcare specialists to successfully conduct state of the art scientific research in resource poor settings,” the press release stated. While the public health crisis is still yet to be solved, this seminar will hopefully provide the community with a look into a brighter future. “Those who attend will have the opportunity to hear a unique ‘insider’s’ perspective on global health and will leave informed and hopeful about the future for HIV prevention research,” Gray said.last_img read more

Dry October

first_imgAfter an extremely wet summer, Georgians saw the return of abnormally dry conditions in October. Some areas of the state saw less than 25 percent of their normal rainfall during October, and other areas saw only one day of measurable rainfall. The only exceptions were in the metro-Atlanta area and a small area near the coast, halfway between Savannah and Brunswick. The abnormally dry conditions prevented farmers from planting small grains and compounded damage to pastures that were stressed by heavy rain during the summer months. Conditions also stopped peanut harvest in some areas and delayed planting of winter pastures. Frosts and freezes ended the growing season across the northern region of the state and affected some areas in central Georgia as well. The dry conditions also resulted in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reducing outflows from their reservoirs along the Savannah River basin. While farmers worked around the dry conditions, they were still coping with the effects of the abnormally wet summer. The cool spring, followed by frequent rains, made pecans susceptible to scab and reduced the expected yield from 90 million pounds to 65 million pounds. Farmers noted that they had to spray about 20 times to keep the scab in check, compared to a typical eight to 10 times per season. October’s highest monthly total precipitation reported by National Weather Service stations was 2.57 inches in Atlanta (still .84 inches below normal). Savannah received the least amount of rain with only .23 inches (3.46 inches below normal); Augusta received .36 inches (2.91 below normal); Athens received 1.27 inches (2.28 below normal); Columbus received .45 inches (2.13 below normal); Alma received .72 inches (2.31 below normal); Brunswick received 1.17 inches (3.29 below normal); and Macon received .61 inches (2.18 below normal). Savannah experienced its eighth driest October in 143 years, and the driest October since 2001, when only .16 inches of rain were observed. Columbus experienced its tenth driest and tenth warmest October in 67 years of record. No extreme temperatures or daily precipitation records were broken. The highest single-day rainfall reported by Community Collaborative Rain, Snow and Hail Network observers was 3.24 inches near Dunwoody in DeKalb County on Oct. 7. Observers in Sandy Springs in Cobb County and Roswell in Fulton County received 3.17 inches and 3.07 inches, respectively. The highest monthly total rainfall was 4 inches, as reported by the Dunwoody observer, followed by 3.7 inches from the Sandy Springs observer. In Atlanta, the monthly average temperature was 64.4 degrees F (1.1 degrees above normal); in Athens it was 63.4 degrees (.4 above normal); in Columbus it was 68.4 degrees (1.9 above normal); in Macon it was 65.1 degrees (.2 above normal); in Savannah it was 69.4 degrees (1.5 above normal); in Brunswick it was 70 degrees (.2 below normal); in Alma it was 67.9 degrees (.5 below normal); and in Augusta it was 65.2 degrees (.8 above normal). There was no severe weather reported in October in Georgia.last_img read more

January 15, 2006 Disciplinary Actions

first_img January 15, 2006 Disciplinary Actions January 15, 2006 Disciplinary Actions The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders reprimanded five, suspended four, accepted the resignation of three, and disbarred two attorneys.The following lawyers are disciplined: Eduardo Cantera, 801 Brickell Ave., Miami, disbarred from practicing law in Florida, effective immediately following a September 1 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1973) Cantera engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation and violated some of the Rules Regulating Trust Accounts. (Case no. SC04-1563) Diana Elizabeth Childers, P.O. Box 1352, Zephyrhills, resigned in lieu of disciplinary proceedings, with leave to seek readmission after three years, effective 30 days following a September 1 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1999) On July 12, 2004, the Sixth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “B” found probable cause in five complaints for violations of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. (Case no. SC05-951) Thomas V. Close, 13639 Exotica Lane, Wellington, suspended from practicing law in Florida effective 30 days following a September 28 court order. Close shall remain suspended until he has certified compliance with the subpoena duces tecum issued by the 15th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “C” on April 8. ( Admitted to practice: 1976) Close failed and refused to respond to the Bar’s investigative inquiries, failed and refused to produce all trust account and other records subpoenaed by the grievance committee, and failed to appear at the grievance committee hearing. (Case no. SC05-956) James W. Evans, 17211 N.W. 32nd Ct., Opa Locka, suspended from practicing law in Florida for three years, effective immediately following a September 1 court order. Upon reinstatement, Evans is further placed on probation for two years. ( Admitted to practice: 1982) Among several Bar violations, Evans violated or attempted to violate the Rules of Professional Conduct, knowingly assisted or induced another to do so, or did so through the acts of another; committed a criminal act that reflects adversely on his honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects; and engaged in misconduct and minor misconduct. (Case no. SC04-1337) Linus Gilbert Farr, 2375 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Apt. D202, Stuart, disbarred from practicing law in Florida, effective 30 days following a September 1 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1997) Among several Bar violations, Farr failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client; entered into an agreement for, charged, or collected an illegal, prohibited, or clearly excessive fee; and failed to disclose material fact to a tribunal. (Case no. SC04-832) Brian Jay Giller, 975 Arthur Godfrey Road, Ste. 601, Miami Beach, reprimanded for professional misconduct following a September 29 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1977) Giller failed to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information and failed to make reasonable efforts to expedite litigation consistent with the interests of the client. (Case no. SC05-1569) Michael Eric Hampden, P.O. Box 16657, Plantation, suspended from practicing law in Florida for three years, effective 30 days following a September 1 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1981) Hampden failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client; engaged in conduct in connection with the practice of law that is prejudicial to the administration of justice; and failed to respond, in writing, to an official inquiry by Bar counsel or disciplinary agency when conducting an investigation into his conduct. (Case no. SC04-2280) Jeffrey Hap, 341 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter, reprimanded for professional misconduct following a September 8 court order. Hap is further placed on probation for two years. ( Admitted to practice: 1996) Among several Bar violations, Hap made or permitted to be made a false, misleading, deceptive, or unfair communication about himself or his services and engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation. (Case no. SC05-1054) Bruce Allan Lamchick, 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Ste. 1101, Miami, reprimanded for professional misconduct following a September 29 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1974) Lamchick failed to provide competent representation to a client. (Case no. SC05-1568) John H. Lipinski, P.O. Box 848068, Pembroke Pines, reprimanded for professional misconduct following a September 1 court order. Lipinski is further placed on probation for two years. ( Admitted to practice: 1972) Among several Bar violations, Lipinski failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client; failed to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information; and failed to respond, in writing, to an official inquiry by Bar counsel or disciplinary agency when conducting an investigation into his conduct. (Case no. SC04-1777) Mark Brian Milrot, 1696 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, reprimanded for professional misconduct following a September 1 court order. Milrot is further directed to attend The Florida Bar’s Advertising Workshop. ( Admitted to practice: 1997) Milrot made or permitted to be made a false, misleading, deceptive, or unfair communication about him or his services. (Case no. SC05-247) Stuart Robert Mishkin, 1442 N.W. 13th Terr., Miami, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 90 days, effective immediately following a September 1 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1972) Among several Bar violations, Mishkin failed to respond, in writing, to an official inquiry by Bar counsel or disciplinary agency when conducting an investigation into his conduct; failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client; and failed to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information. (Case no. SC04-2278) Henry I. Smyler, 9350 S. Dixie Hwy, Ste. 1440, Miami, resigned in lieu of disciplinary proceedings, with leave to seek readmission after five years, effective 30 days following a September 1 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1973) At the time of resignation, Smyler had a complaint pending alleging withdrawal of funds held in trust without the client’s written consent. (Case no. SC05-1015) Suzanne Cannella Warner, 1002 W. Fribley St., Tampa, resigned in lieu of disciplinary proceedings, with leave to seek readmission after three years, effective 30 days following a September 1 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1990) At the time of resignation, Warner had a federal criminal case alleging fraud and misrepresentation in the concealment of assets by her and her husband in their personal bankruptcy case pending in the Middle District of Florida and a related case based on the same allegations pending at the grievance committee level. (Case no. SC05-1228) Court orders are not final until time expires to file a rehearing motion and, if filed, determined. The filing of such a motion does not alter the effective date of the discipline.center_img Disciplinary Actionslast_img read more

In staying in race, Moore is following Bill Clinton’s playbook

first_imgClinton paved the way for Donald Trump to weather the “Access Hollywood” video, for Franken and Conyers to get away with their allegedserial groping, and now for Moore to possibly become the next U.S. senator from Alabama.As for Alabama’s Republican majority, they are left with horrible choices. Some will choke down their bile and vote for Moore to stop a far-left Democrat from taking Alabama’s Senate seat.Others will enthusiastically vote for Moore, believing the lie that the charges against him are all part of some “vast left-wing conspiracy.” Others simply won’t vote at all. This much is certain: They are in this terrible position because of the death of shame in America.For that, we can thank one man: Bill Clinton.Marc A. Thiessen is a fellow with the American Enterprise Institute and former chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush. For Clinton, it worked like a charm. He forced his supporters to choose between power and principle – knowing full well that power would win out.The feminist movement – the very people who should have been championing Clinton’s victims – instead sided with him. Gloria Steinem beclowned herself in a notorious 1998 New York Times op-ed where she attackedClinton’s accusers, made excuses for his deceit and made light of his crimes.All 45 Senate Democrats voted to acquit Clinton in his impeachment trial.Today, with the cavalcade of revelations of sexual transgressions by politicians and celebrities, some Democrats are expressing belated regret that their party rallied around Clinton.Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who occupies Senate seat that Hillary Clinton once held, now says that Bill Clinton should have resigned. Isn’t that convenient?Now that the Clinton political machine is finally defunct, liberals come forward to condemn him? How courageous. Categories: Editorial, OpinionPity poor Alabama voters.On December 12, they must choose between a radical pro-abortion Democrat and an alleged sex predator who has been accused of pursuing and molesting teenage girls. There is no good choice in that equation, and Alabamians should not have to make it. In an earlier era, Roy Moore either would have done the honorable thing out of his own sense of shame or would have been forced to step down so by state party leaders. Instead, he is staying in the race – with the full complicity of Alabama Republican leaders who have defended Moore and attacked his victims.In refusing to step down, Moore is executing a playbook written three decades ago by the 42nd President, Bill Clinton.During the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Clinton figured out that if you have no shame and ignore calls to resign, you can survive any scandal.All you have to do is lie repeatedly (“there is nothing going on between us”) and show no remorse when you are caught doing so.When more women come forward with more allegations, deny them, too, and create just enough doubt that your supporters will feel justified sticking with you.Blame your opponents for conducting a political witch hunt to run you out of office.If the evidence becomes overwhelming, then admit “a critical lapse in judgment” but declare it is time “to move on” because “we have important work to do.”center_img More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Liberals not only allowed Bill Clinton to survive; but in his post-presidency, they made him into a Democratic icon – feting him at party conventions and nominating his wife for the White House, hoping to recapture the old Clinton magic.Clinton gambled that Americans would eventually forget his misdeeds. And he was right. He paid no lasting political price for his serial sexual misconduct. Moore is following the Clinton plan to the hilt: Deny the accusations, blame his opponents for carrying out a witch hunt and make his supporters complicit in his misdeeds through their disgusting rationalizations.“You can’t be a victim 40 years later,” said Alabama state Rep. Ed Henry, R, channeling his inner Gloria Steinem. “Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter.They became the parents of Jesus,” Alabama state auditor Jim Zeigler blasphemously declared. Bill Clinton’s legacy was to teach a generation of politicians that shame is for losers. After all, Moore is not alone.Across the aisle, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., and Sen. Al Franken , D-Minn., are also betting that if they just hang on, Americans will forget and they too can survive.last_img read more

Bank Indonesia expects rupiah to strengthen to 13,700 per dollar in 2021

first_imgThe central bank cut its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year last week, after a two-month pause, bringing down the seven-day reverse repo rate to 4.25 percent in bid to bolster economic growth.Read also: Govt expects unemployment to worsen, continue into next yearIndonesia’s economic growth fell to the lowest level in 19 years in the first quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic battered household spending and investment. A spike in risk-off sentiment due to the pandemic fears in March also caused the rupiah to depreciate by around 18 percent in that month alone.BI has bought government bonds worth Rp 166.2 trillion (US$11.6 billion) from foreign investors in the secondary market to stabilize the rupiah and sealed a $60 billion deal with the US Federal Reserve to ensure a steady supply of dollar liquidity. The move is seen by economists as boosting investors’ confidence in Indonesian assets. Topics : The currency has since managed to erase most of its losses this year and was trading at 14,149 per US dollar on Monday, a depreciation of only 2.05 percent since the start of the year.The central bank now expects the rupiah to average between Rp 14,000 and Rp 14,600 against the greenback this year.The government, however, expects the rupiah to average between Rp 14,900 and Rp 15,300 per dollar next year in its proposed 2021 state budget macroeconomic assumption.“The rupiah exchange rate is slightly stronger than we previously expected [between 14,500 and 15,500 per US dollar] in April due to high volatility,” Sri Mulyani told lawmakers in the same hearing.The government now expects the economy to shrink 0.4 percent this year under the worst-case scenario, or grow 1 percent under the baseline scenario. Meanwhile, the central bank offers a more optimistic view that the economy will grow between 0.9 to 1.9 percent.Read also: Bank Indonesia trims policy rate to boost growth, signals further cut“We believe BI is now in a position to prioritize [economic] growth but financial stability concerns will remain a deterrent for a dramatic slashing of the policy rate,” researchers at Fitch Solutions wrote in a note, highlighting the central bank’s dual mandate to maintain price stability and mitigate rupiah volatility to ensure the strength of the financial market.“The stability in financial circumstances provides room for BI to ease monetary policy at this stage,” the researchers wrote. “However, we continue to highlight that the Indonesian central bank will err on the side of caution when undertaking monetary policy easing.”Fitch Solutions expects the central bank to take at least one further 25 basis point cut this year to prop up the economy as it expects Southeast Asia’s biggest economy to shrink 1.3 percent this year.center_img Bank Indonesia (BI) expects the rupiah to strengthen further next year to around Rp 13,700 to Rp 14,300 per United States dollar on the back of domestic economic recovery starting in the third quarter this year.BI Governor Perry Warjiyo said Monday the rupiah remained “fundamentally undervalued” and would strengthen further to reflect its fundamentals, citing a narrowing current account deficit as well as a low inflation level and yield spread compared to other countries.“The rupiah will strengthen further, supported by an attractive domestic yield, which in turn will support domestic economic recovery,” Perry told lawmakers during a parliamentary hearing. “We are in a close coordination with the government not only to maintain stability but also to speed up economic recovery.”last_img read more

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.

first_imgChicken Sausage GumboReminiscent of New Orleans, this gumbo recipe features okra and Cajun seasoning for a unique flavor. Full bodied and flavorful, the individual servings may be made as spicy as desired by having bottled hot sauce on the table. This is a great recipe for using up your leftover chicken.Nutrition facts * Calories355 * Total Fat (g)14 * Saturated Fat (g)2, * Cholesterol (mg)114, * Sodium (mg)487, * Carbohydrate (g)34, * Fiber (g)2, * Protein (g)22, * Calcium (DV%)12, * Iron (DV%)19, * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.Ingredients:1/3 cup all-purpose flour1/3 cup cooking oil1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)1/2 cup chopped green or red sweet pepper (1 small)1/2 cup sliced celery (I stalk)3 cloves garlic, minced1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning1 14-ounce can beef broth1 10-ounce package frozen cut okra* or cut green beans1-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken8 ounces cooked smoked sausage links, sliced3 cups hot cooked long grain or brown rice Food & DiningLifestyle Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. by: – June 2, 2011 Directions:For roux, in a 3-quart heavy saucepan combine flour and oil until smooth. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir constantly for 8 to 10 minutes more or until the roux is dark reddish brown.Stir in onion, sweet pepper, celery, and garlic. Cook about 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Stir in Cajun seasoning. Stir in broth and 3/4 cup water. Add okra. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Stir in chicken and sausage; heat through. To serve, ladle gumbo into bowls with rice. If desired, top each serving with sliced green onion and pass bottled hot pepper sauce. Makes 6 main-dish servings.*Note: If you can’t find cut okra, buy whole. Thaw slightly and slice. Share Tweet 30 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Recipe source: BHG.comlast_img read more

Giroud edges Chelsea closer to Champions League qualification

first_img chelsea-fc-v-norwich-city-premier-league (14)Lampard made his first change of the night in the 67th minute bringing Ross Barkley on for Ruben Loftus-Cheek as the Blues searched for their second. Pulisic was denied in the 75th minute by Krul after he linked up with Giroud, but the American’s low effort was parried away to safety. Read Also: Man City to offer Guardiola new deal after UCL ban overturned Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James and Tammy Abraham were all given by Lampard in the late stages as they looked to see out the game, and so they did. Chelsea bounced back at the first attempt and now go four points clear in third. Champions League qualification is one step closer for the Blues. – FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of the game after he gave the Blues the lead on the stroke of half-time, heading in from close range on Tuesday night. As expected it was all Chelsea in terms of possession but Frank Lampard’s side lacked urgency and energy. Giroud had a handful of chances in the first-half which he should have done better with. The first in the 21st minute when he was played in behind by Jorginho but he could only shin it into the hands of Tim Krul. The next chance came when Cesar Azpilicueta cut it back from the byline for the Frenchman however he scuffed the glorious chance wide. Loading… center_img Christian Pulisic went closest though in the 36th minute when he quickly turned and fired first time in the box on his left-foot but Tim Krul tipped his effort onto the crossbar. Kurt Zouma headed the resulting corner wide despite it being a free header. However Lampard’s side finally took the lead in stoppage time and Giroud finally finished a chance. Christian Pulisic whipped it in from the right-hand side, continuing his fine form, and Giroud headed in from close range. Antonio Rudiger, who came back into the side, had a chance early in the second-half but he headed well over. Promoted Content7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearlast_img read more

IMCA Modified stars will shine at Aug. 8-10 Hancock County Speedway specials

first_imgThe Night of 1,000 Stars on Thursday, Aug. 8 pays a guaranteed $3,500 to win and $250 to start, plus a bonus of $1,000 to the leader at halfway and another $1,000 if the winner has perfect attendance at Britt this season. Top prize for the Stock Cars on Saturday is $1,000. SportMods and Hobbies both race for $500 to win. The Shryock Memorial is sponsored by Lake Mills Motor Sports. Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing follows 6 p.m. hot laps. BRITT, Iowa – The stars of the IMCA Modified galaxy shine on three consecutive rich nights of racing at Hancock County Speedway. Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. and racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps Thursday and Friday. Thirty cars start three-wide in 50-lap main events on Thursday and Friday. Twenty-four cars take the green in Saturday’s 40-lapper. All three events are draw/redraw, are qualifiers for the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. Grandstand admission each night is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, veterans and students, and free for kids ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $30. Completing the Friday card are Northern SportMods running for $1,500 to win, Stock Cars for $1,000 to win and Hobby Stocks for $500 to win. Corteva Agriculture sponsors the seventh annual Night of 10,000 Stars. center_img And the Saturday, Aug. 10 Bob Shryock Memorial All Stars pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $250 to start.  Winning the Night of 10,000 Stars on Friday, Aug. 9 pays $7,000, plus $1,000 bonuses to the halfway leader, for perfect attendance and for having won on Thursday as well. A minimum of $300 will be paid to start that main event.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and E3 Spark Plugs Iowa State points will be awarded each night. The 25th annual Night of 1,000 Stars is sponsored by IMT Transport Inc. Also running will be Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $750 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500 to win. National and state points will be given each to Stocks, Hobbies and SportMods, with regional points as well for the Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks. More information about all three events is available at the www.hancockcountyspeedway.com website.last_img read more