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first_img Tagged with: Digital Finance Giving/Philanthropy Howard Lake | 29 April 2004 | News Check your charity’s code for tax refund donations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis To make sure that your charity can benefit from donated tax repayments from supporters, check that the Inland Revenue’s Web site lists your charity correctly.Millions of people are now receiving their annual Self Assessment tax forms. This year they are accompanied with information on how tax payers can choose to donate to charity any tax rebates they are owed.Tax payers wishing to do this need to look up the charity’s name and code on the Inland Revenue’s Web site, or ask the charity for it. Since many will go direct to the Inland Revenue’s site it makes sense for charities to check that they are listed accurately. VolResource newsletter reported that one charity’s information that it checked turned out to be incorrect. Advertisement  43 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_imgRosa Louise McCauley Parks was born 100 years ago, on Feb. 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Ala. She was born in the segregated South, where African Americans were subjected to daily humiliations aimed at maintaining the system of exploitation and national oppression that grew out of slavery and the failure of Reconstruction.In the early 20th century, African Americans were being unjustly imprisoned, assaulted and lynched by white mobs organized into the Ku Klux Klan and other racist organizations. The entire legal system was geared toward maintaining white supremacy, where African-American people were denied the right to vote, to live where they wanted and to achieve educational and career goals commensurate with their wishes and qualifications.Alabama was considered one of the most violent and racist states in the South. Parks and her husband Raymond, whom she married in 1932, participated in the campaign to free the “Scottsboro Boys,” a group of African-American youth falsely accused of raping two white women on a freight train in 1931. The case gained national attention and drew support from both the Communist Party and the NAACP.Parks, who later moved to Montgomery where she worked as a seamstress, was elected secretary of the Montgomery Chapter of the NAACP in 1943. She worked alongside E. D. Nixon, a labor organizer and advocate for workers who was a longtime member of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, founded by A. Philip Randolph.In 1944, Parks helped investigate the gang rape of Recy Taylor, an ­African-American ­woman, and helped form the Committee for Equal Justice for Recy Taylor. The Chicago Defender described the campaign as the most significant effort against racism of the decade.Taylor had been walking home from church in Abbeville, Ala., when she was kidnapped by six white men, taken to a deserted area and repeatedly assaulted. Although the car and the assailants were identified, no charges were ever filed against the men for their crimes. The case was indicative of the culture of racist impunity prevailing in the South and in other regions of the U.S.Montgomery bus boycottRosa Parks was thrust into the national spotlight when she was arrested on Dec. 1, 1955, for refusing to give up her seat to a white man in the “colored section” of a city bus. After her arrest, the African-American community immediately took action, and the Montgomery Improvement Association, formed by Nixon and led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., called for a citywide bus boycott that lasted for over a year.During this period, the homes of Nixon and King were bombed. Nevertheless, the community held its ground and eventually won a federal court ruling that outlawed segregation in municipal bus transportation.The case initiated the modern Civil Rights movement, which reached its peak between 1955 and 1965. Thousands marched from Selma to Montgomery demanding universal suffrage. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 represented a culmination of this phase of the African-American struggle for equality and self-determination.Due to political pressure and harassment, Parks and her husband left Montgomery in 1957 and settled in Detroit. Parks continued to work as a seamstress until 1965, when she was hired as a receptionist for the newly elected Congress­person John Conyers Jr. She worked for Conyers until her retirement in 1988.Parks continued to participate in Civil Rights activities into her senior years. In the mid-1970s, a major thoroughfare, 12th Street, where the Detroit rebellion began in 1967, was renamed in her honor. In later years, she formed the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development, which organized tours for youth of Civil Rights historical sites.Parks made her transition on Oct. 24, 2005, at the age of 92. Her funeral was attended by thousands in the city of Detroit.A series of events over the last several months have honored her 100th birthday. These efforts will culminate at the Ford Museum in Dearborn on Feb. 4. The museum houses the Montgomery city bus where Parks was arrested in 1955. It is a source of interest for students and tourists to the Detroit area. The event is free and open to the public.Anita Peek, executive director of the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development, spoke at the Detroit MLK Day Rally and March held at Central United Methodist Church in downtown Detroit on Jan. 21 in honor of the slain Civil Rights leader. Peek invited the capacity crowd to participate in the centenary activities. nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Previous articleUS Corn Planted Acreage Up 4 Percent from 2011 while Soybean Acreage DownNext articleAFBF Economist Reports Views on Plantings Report Andy Eubank Corn stocks in all positions on March 1, 2012 totaled 6.01 billion bushels, down 8 percent from March 1, 2011. Of the total stocks, 3.19 billion bushels are stored on farms, down 6 percent from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks, at 2.82 billion bushels, are down 10 percent from a year ago. The December 2011 – February 2012 indicated disappearance is 3.64 billion bushels, compared with 3.53 billion bushels during the same period last year.Soybeans stored in all positions on March 1, 2012 totaled 1.37 billion bushels, up 10 percent from March 1, 2011. Soybean stocks stored on farms are estimated at 555 million bushels, up 10 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 817 million bushels, are up 10 percent from last March. Indicated disappearance for the December 2011 – February 2012 quarter totaled 998 million bushels, down 3 percent from the same period a year earlier.All wheat stored in all positions on March 1, 2012 totaled 1.20 billion bushels, down 16 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks are estimated at 217 million bushels, down 25 percent from last March. Off-farm stocks, at 983 million bushels, are down 14 percent from a year ago. The December 2011 – February 2012 indicated disappearance is 462 million bushels, down 9 percent from the same period a year earlier.The complete report is here.Source: USDA NASS Home Indiana Agriculture News Corn Stocks Down 8 Percent and Soybean Stocks Up 10 Percent By Andy Eubank – Mar 30, 2012 SHARE Facebook Twitter Corn Stocks Down 8 Percent and Soybean Stocks Up 10 Percent SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Josh-Dickson-November-2019When the last field is harvested and the combine is cleaned and put away, the daunting task of putting together a balance sheet awaits most farming operations.Josh Dickson, with Agri Financial, said getting the sheet together at the end of the year is important, “Capturing your operations assets and liberties at the end of the year is the best way to  prepare for your tax returns and your credit needs for the next season.”  Dickson made his comments as part of the Money Minute series that will be featured during November in Hoosier Ag Today radio reports.Dickson stressed that, in addition to an operations assets, liabilities are a key component, “These include input costs such as land rent, crop inputs, farm taxes, lines of credit, credit card debt, or loans to family members.” As a lender, Dickson said he uses these balance sheet to determine the strength and credit worthiness of an operation.   For many farms, the balance sheet for 2019 will not look very good.Dickson said, however, that these financial snapshots can show lenders an operation’s ability to handle risk and, over time, can show an operations growth and stability, even if the bottom line does not look that good.Pulling together a balance sheet can be challenging; but, at Agri Financial, they can provide assistance. “We believe in having a good business relationship with our customers,” said Dickson. “We will go out to the farm and meet in person and even help collect needed statements to make sure the balance sheets are as accurate as possible.”Listen to the complete Money Minute series on HoosierAgToday.com. Money Minute: How to Prepare Your 2019 Balance Sheet Home Indiana Agriculture News Money Minute: How to Prepare Your 2019 Balance Sheet By Gary Truitt – Nov 5, 2019 SHARE Previous articleSec. McKinney to FFA Convention: “We Need You”Next articleRabo AgriFinanace: Grain Ending Stocks Will Be Issue in 10-Year Forecast Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Featured / CitiMortgage Announces New Digital Origination Platforms in Featured, News CitiMortgage Announces New Digital Origination Platforms January 15, 2018 1,490 Views Black Knight Citi HOUSING mortgage 2018-01-15 Nicole Casperson Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: FHLBank San Francisco Launches $100 million Quality Jobs Program Program Next: Mortgage Capital Trading Announces New Leadership Tagged with: Black Knight Citi HOUSING mortgage The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribecenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save About Author: Nicole Casperson The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago CitiMortgage, a New York-based global bank, has announced it has entered into dual agreements to integrate its full suite of U.S. mortgage products into a single digital platform for its clients.According to the release, a new front-end digital experience, LoanFx, from Digital Risk LLC, a provider of digital technology platforms and services, will be complemented by a new loan origination system, LoanSphere Empower, from Black Knight.CitiMortgage will initiate implementation of these new solutions immediately, with full production expected in early 2019.“With these best-in-class systems in place, we will revolutionize the experience we provide our clients, through every channel and product,” said CD Davies, Head of CitiMortgage. These agreements are another critical step toward making mortgage a key differentiator for our franchise and delivering the full power of Citi’s network to clients.”The best-in-class digital capabilities will enable mortgage clients to go through the full loan cycle, from research to application, processing, scheduling appraisals, handling title, to closing, through the channel of their choice.With the ultimate goal of increasing client satisfaction, Digital Risk’s LoanFx solution is designed to streamline the client journey through the front end of the mortgage originations process. With the ability to aggregate data automatically, including automated income and asset information, Citi will be able to deliver digital disclosures, accelerate credit decisions, and reduce cycle times.Black Knight’s Empower offers exceptional functionality, including integration with service providers for pricing, fees, compliance, appraisal, fraud, and settlement services with seamless workflow and fully automated processes in many instances. Its comprehensive implementation and support model includes an existing integration with Cenlar, the company undertaking the servicing of Citi’s owned mortgage loan portfolio, which will create a seamless process for clients after closing. Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

first_imgyoungvet/iStock(NEW YORK) — One lucky lottery player in Texas has a $227 million prize waiting for them.Someone purchased the winning Mega Millions ticket on Tuesday at a Lakeline Express Mart in the city of Cedar Park, according to the Texas Lottery. That person has yet to come forward.The ticket matched all six numbers drawn: 6-14-24-42-46 and Mega Ball 9.“We look forward to meeting Texas’ newest millionaire and we are excited to have another Mega Millions jackpot winner here in Texas,” Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery, said in a statement. “If you have the winning ticket, we encourage you to sign the ticket, put it in a safe place, seek financial and legal advice, and call the Texas Lottery before coming to Austin to claim the prize.”The $227 million prize is the largest payout in Texas Lottery history, the organization said. The ticket started as a $40 million prize on July 26 and rolled 17 times before a winning ticket was produced.This is the 13th Mega Millions jackpot winner in Texas since 1992.The winner has 180 days from the draw date to claim the prize. As of Thursday morning, no one had come forward with the winning ticket.The retailer that sold the ticket, Lakeline Express Mart, will receive a $1 million bonus.“It’s exciting because it’s $1 million,” an employee at the mart told ABC News.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgOfficial White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen(NEW YORK) — More than 2.1 million people have been infected with the novel coronavirus worldwide as the pandemic continues to affect every aspect of people’s lives.The global death toll stands at more than 141,000 people, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to a number of deaths in which a person is not tested for the virus. Many municipalities have begun counting probable deaths caused by COVID-19, including New York City, the epicenter of the disease in the United States.The U.S. has more cases and deaths than any country in the world, with more than 653,000 diagnosed cases and at least 30,998 deaths. Here’s how the news developed Thursday. All times Eastern:8:53 p.m.: Black Americans have disproportionate number of cases: CDCOf the novel coronavirus cases in the U.S. in which person’s race was identified, 30 percent of those people were black or African American, according to new nationwide statistics posted online by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.That’s despite being only about 13 percent of the U.S. population.The federal government has provided very little data on who is getting sick, and this single nationwide statistic still provides a limited look at who is the most vulnerable. Race was identified in only about a quarter of the cases known to the CDC and the agency was expected to provide updated data.The new data also is limited to positive cases and does not note the outcomes, such as hospitalizations, ICU admissions or deaths.7:18 p.m.: Birx, Fauci lay out details of reopening guidelinesDr. Deborah Birx, the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator, and Dr. Anthon Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, provided more details and insight into the president’s reopening guidelines that were provided to governors earlier today.Speaking at the Coronavirus Task Force’s daily briefing, Birx said the White House won’t be setting up timelines to scale back their shelter in place orders.“We want the governors with the data that they have, community by community, to be setting up those timelines,” she said.Birx added that health officials will be watching vulnerable areas, including nursing homes, during the initial phases.“When we talked with all of the states that had not had a major metro outbreak, their sentinel surveillances picked up always the first cases in nursing homes,” she said.Fauci said during the third phase of the reopening it may be conceivable to see things like packed arenas for sporting events, large crowds, and concerts.“I think there will always have to be attention to making sure that we don’t do all of that packing in together. I think we’ll be able to have sports events in that phase where you actually have participants there,” he said.Fauci warned this is still “uncharted water.”“There may be some setbacks that we may have to pull back a little and then go forward,” he said.6:36 p.m.: NYPD to wear mourning bandsNew York Police Department officers will wear black mourning bands on patrol in honor of their fallen members until the pandemic is over, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a message to his members that was obtained by ABC News.So far, the force has had 27 of its members perish from COVID-19 related complications, which is more than the number of NYPD members who were killed in the 9/11 terror attacks.The fallen members include six officers, five detectives, five school safety agents, four traffic agents, three 911 operators, two custodians, a police administrative aide and a senior police administrative aide.“This unprecedented crisis has already taken a significant toll on our NYPD family,” Shea wrote. “We vow never to forget our heroes’ service and sacrifice.”6:06 p.m.: NYC cancels all permitted May events, will decide on June soonNew York City has ordered that all permitted events in the month of May be cancelled, Olivia Lapeyrolerie, a spokeswoman for the mayor’s office, said.This includes the Brooklyn half marathon and several Memorial Day parades, such as the annual marches in Queens.“We are in the process of reviewing June events and will be engaging with key stakeholders,” she said in a statement, adding that the office will have more information by the end of the week.5:41 p.m.: Navy identifies sailor who died from COVID-19The U.S. Navy provided more information about the sailor assigned to the USS Theodore Roosevelt who died from coronavirus complications on April 13.Aviation Ordnanceman Chief Petty Officer Charles Robert Thacker Jr., of Forth Smith, Arkansas, was diagnosed with the virus on March 30, removed from the ship and placed in isolation at the Naval Base in Guam, according to the Navy. The 41-year-old sailor was placed in the ICU on April 9, the Navy said.Thacker’s spouse, who is an active duty member stationed in San Diego, was flown to Guam the next day and was at his side during his final hours, according to the Navy.“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time,” Capt. Carlos Sardiello, Theodore Roosevelt’s commanding officer, said in a statement.5:08 p.m.: Boeing to restart work at Washington facilitiesBoeing announced it would restart work at all of its facilities in the Puget Sound region of Washington state next week.Approximately 27,000 employees will return to production of the 747, 767, 777 and 787 programs as early as April 20, the company said. Extra safety precautions will be administered including staggered shift times, face masks and PPE for employees, markers on the floor that help to indicate 6-feet distances and more hand washing facilities.“This phased approach ensures we have a reliable supply base, our personal protective equipment is readily available and we have all of the necessary safety measures in place to resume essential work for our customers,” Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said in a statement.Boeing closed down its Washington facilities in March as the number of coronavirus cases began surging in the state. 4:30 p.m.: Trump releases guidelines to reopen countryPresident Donald Trump unveiled his administration’s plans to reopen the American economy in a video conference call with the nation’s governors.The guidelines, obtained by ABC News, are broken up into three phases. Governors were instructed that they could move through the phases at their own pace, and that the guidelines are not orders from the government, according to a person familiar with call.The guidelines’ “phase one” calls on employers to telework where possible, have employees return to work in phases, minimize non-essential travel, and make accommodations for vulnerable populations.In “phase two,” non-essential travel for employers can resume. Schools, gyms and large venues can reopen with proper social distancing measures. Churches can open with social distancing and elective surgeries can resume.The third phase says bars, gyms and large venues can reopen with limited social distancing and proper sanitation.4:00 p.m.: 52 veteran residents dead at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Mass.At the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts, 52 veteran residents have died, including 44 who tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the state’s Office of Health and Human Services.Seven of those residents tested negative for the virus. It was not clear if the final resident contracted the virus.Ninety-seven veteran residents and 81 employees have tested positive for the coronavirus.The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division are conducting a joint investigation to determine whether the facility “violated the rights of residents by failing to provide them adequate medical care generally, and during the coronavirus pandemic,” according to a statement from the agencies.Gov. Charlie Baker has also called for an independent investigation by attorney Mark W. Pearlstein, which will focus on “the events inside the facility that led to” the deaths, and “on management and organizational oversight of the COVID-19 response.”3:30 p.m.: More NJ coronavirus victims than NJ residents killed in WWINew Jersey has now lost 3,518 people to the coronavirus — more than the number of New Jersey residents killed in World War I, Gov. Phil Murphy said.Like in many states, coronavirus is disproportionality impacting African Americans in New Jersey.Of the state’s fatalities, 51.1% are white, 22.5% are American American. Murphy called the percentage of African American fatalities a concern, calling it “50-plus %” higher than the overall representation in the population;As of Thursday, 8,224 coronavirus patients are in New Jersey hospitals, including  2,014 people in intensive care units, Murphy said.3:00 p.m.: Facebook canceling events with 50 or more people through June 2021Facebook is canceling physical events with 50 or more people through June 2021, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.He said some events would be held virtually instead.Most Facebook employees will work from home through at least the end of May 2020.“Even after more of our teams can return, if there’s any reason they feel they can’t work in our offices — because they are in a vulnerable population, because with schools and camps canceled they don’t have childcare, or anything else — that they can plan to work from home through at least the summer,” Zuckerberg said.2:30 p.m.:  Midwest governors form coalition to reopen their statesThe governors of Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky announced Thursday that they’ll work together to reopen the Midwest economics.The governors said in a joint statement that they’ll look at four factors to determine when is best to reopen: “sustained control” of infection and hospitalization rates; “enhanced ability” to test and trace; “sufficient health care capacity” for resurgence; and social distancing practice prepared for workplaces.“This doesn’t mean our economy will reopen all at once, or that every state will take the same steps at the same time,” the governors’ statement said, “But close coordination will ensure we get this right.”1:35 p.m.: NJ governor ‘outraged that bodies of the dead’ piled up at nursing homeNew Jersey Congressman Josh Gottheimer says 68 people have died at the Andover Subacute and Rehab Center, a nursing home in his district.In a Thursday morning interview with ABC New York station WABC, Gottheimer said he “just got off phone with administrator … they have 68 lives lost, another 76 who are positive, plus over 40 staff members positive, and they lost two nurses. It’s horrific.”The state of New Jersey said earlier it would begin investigating the nursing home in Sussex County after a number of bodies were removed this week.According to police, the first clue was a request for 25 body bags.“When they called Saturday they were desperate for body bags,” Gottheimer said.Investigators initially discovered five bodies in the facility’s holding area.In subsequent days they were tipped off to a body being stored in a shed. No bodies were seen in the shed but investigators then found another 12 bodies in the holding area.New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday afternoon that he was “heartbroken … that several individuals have lost their lives in a coronavirus outbreak.”“I’m also outraged that bodies of the dead were allowed to pile up in a makeshift morgue in the facility,” Murphy said. “New Jerseyans deserve to be cared for with respect, compassion and dignity. We can and must do better.”Murphy said he asked the attorney general to investigate and to also “do a review of all long-term care facilities that have experienced a disproportionate number of deaths” during the pandemic.A team has been sent to help the residents and staff at the Andover Subacute and Rehab Center, Murphy added.12:55 p.m.: Trump discusses coronavirus with G-7 leadersPresident Donald Trump discussed the coronavirus pandemic with G-7 leaders in a conference call on Thursday, joined by the leaders of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan.According to the White House, “The leaders recognized that the G7 nations annually contribute more than a billion dollars to the World Health Organization (WHO), and much of the conversation centered on the lack of transparency and chronic mismanagement of the pandemic by the WHO.”The White House said the G-7 “leaders called for a thorough review and reform process.” The U.S. was set to host of this year’s G-7, which was to be held at Camp David in June. Trump canceled the gathering in March.Trump said Tuesday that his administration was halting funding to the WHO, accusing it of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus” and said the organization even “pushed China’s misinformation about the virus.”“With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have deep concerns whether America’s generosity has been put to the best use possible,” Trump said.WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday, “The United States has been a longstanding and generous friend to WHO, and we hope it will continue to be so … We regret the decision of the president of the United States to order a halt in funding to WHO.”12:30 p.m.: UK will stay on lockdown for next 3 weeksThe United Kingdom will stay on lockdown for the next three weeks, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced Thursday, explaining that relaxing measures at this stage would be a risk to the public.The U.K.’s lockdown has been in place since March 23. Schools, restaurants and most shops are closed, and people are allowed to leave home only for essential errands or exercise.Over 13,000 people have died in the U.K.Raab said five steps must be accomplished before it’s safe to change the current measure: the National Health Service must be able to cope; there must be a sustained and consistent fall in the daily death rate; there must be a falling rate of infection across the board; need to have more PPE and testing; and need to be certain that a second peak will not happen.12:05 p.m.: New York shutdown extended to May 15In hard-hit New York state, 606 lives were lost on Wednesday.However, intubations are down, the hospitalization rate is down and ICU admissions are down, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.“It means we can control the virus,” he said. “We did not know for sure we could do that.”Cuomo said New York’s shutdown — in coordination with other Northeast states — will be extended to May 15.“I don’t want to project beyond that period,” Cuomo said.“The close down has worked,” he said, “however, we’re not there yet.”Cuomo announced Monday that seven Northeast states — New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Massachusetts — were joining forces to create a reopening plan.Cuomo said Thursday he needs a “coordinated action plan” with the other states.Going forward, the phased return to the “new normal” will involve determining how essential a business is and how risky it is for spreading the virus, Cuomo said.Businesses must have new practices when they reopen, he said, like making sure employees can get to work safely and ensuring the workplace is designed to include social distancing measures.The governor called testing the “single-best tool to inform decisions.”Cuomo said New York — home to 19 million people — conducted 500,000 tests in 30 days, which he said was more than California, Florida and Michigan combined.11 a.m.: 68 dead at NJ nursing homeNew Jersey Congressman Josh Gottheimer says 68 people have died at the Andover Subacute and Rehab Center, a nursing home in his district.In a Wednesday morning interview with ABC New York station WABC, Gottheimer said he “just got off phone with administrator … they have 68 lives lost, another 76 who are positive, plus over 40 staff members positive, and they lost two nurses. It’s horrific.”The state of New Jersey said earlier it would begin investigating the nursing home in Sussex County after a number of bodies were removed this week.According to police, the first clue was a request for 25 body bags.“When they called Saturday they were desperate for body bags,” Gottheimer said.Investigators initially discovered five bodies in the facility’s holding area.In subsequent days they were tipped off to a body being stored in a shed. No bodies were seen in the shed but investigators then found another 12 bodies in the holding area.“We need to figure out what went on here,” Gottheimer said to WABC.Gottheimer pledged there would be “a very deep” investigation.10:30 a.m.: NYC expected to lose $7.4 billion in tax revenueIn New York City — hit the hardest by the pandemic in the U.S. — 386 people suspected of having coronavirus were admitted to hospitals on Tuesday, which was up from 370 on Monday.The city’s ICUs had 887 patients on Tuesday, up from 868 Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.And of the New Yorkers tested for the coronavirus on Tuesday, 55% were positive — up from 53% on Monday.De Blasio warned Wednesday that New York City is expected to lose $7.4 billion in tax revenue over the current and next fiscal year.De Blasio urged President Donald Trump to help New York City get “back on our feet” by providing funds through the next government stimulus.“If you lead, the Senate will follow,” de Blasio said in a message to Trump.Meanwhile, the mayor said 11,000 free hotel rooms are being provided for New Yorkers who need to quarantine.The rooms will be open to health care workers, the homeless and some living in overcrowded households who cannot socially distance.Referrals will begin on April 22 through hospitals and community health providers.9 a.m.: Japan declares nationwide state of emergencyJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday expanded a state of emergency from seven prefectures to all 47 prefectures in the nation in an attempt to prevent COVID-19 from spreading further. Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures had been under a state of emergency since April 7. Japanese authorities plan to ease restrictions on May 6. Japan has 8,626 diagnosed COVID-19 cases and 178 fatalities, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins. This includes figures from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was forced to dock in Japan when an outbreak on the ship spread.8:20 a.m.: 17 bodies found at NJ nursing home hit by virusThe state of New Jersey will begin investigating the Andover Rehabilitation nursing home in Sussex County after a number of bodies were removed this week.According to police, the first clue was a request for 25 body bags.Investigators initially discovered five bodies in the facility’s holding area.In subsequent days they were tipped off to a body being stored in a shed. No bodies were seen in the shed but investigators then found another 12 bodies in the holding area. 6:38 a.m.: CDC to tour processing plant where hundreds tested positiveSouth Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are on the ground in Sioux Falls and will tour a Smithfield Foods plant Thursday “in partnership with state and local officials,” Noem said.There’s been 518 Smithfield employees who have tested positive for novel coronavirus as well as 126 cases of nonemployees that became infected due to an employee, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.Noem said the state is “aggressively testing” employees and those they have come into contact with “and as soon as possible getting them into isolation.”The governor added she’s working with federal officials and Smithfield leaders “on a plan to safely reopen the plant to get it back online to bring some relief not only to our egg producers, but to make sure we’re continuing to secure our nation’s food supply.”5:01 a.m.: Trump to discuss coronavirus with G-7 leadersPresident Donald Trump is set to discuss the coronavirus pandemic with G-7 leaders in a conference call on Thursday morning.He will be joined by the leaders of the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan.Trump last spoke with the group as a whole on a conference call on March 16. Much has changed in the world since then, when fewer than 100 people had died in the U.S.The U.S. was set to host this year’s G-7, which was to be held at Camp David in June, before Trump canceled the gathering three days after that last videoconference in March.3:55 a.m.: Harry, Meghan help at LA nonprofitDuchess Meghan and Prince Harry spent a second day helping out at Project Angel Food, a charity in Los Angeles that feeds people too sick to do so themselves.Those facing a hard time during the coronavirus pandemic are being helped with food by the nonprofit.The nonprofit was founded by former presidential candidate Marianne Williamson originally to deal with helping those with HIV/AIDS.Meghan decided to help on Easter Sunday, and then again on Wednesday, after her mom, Doria Ragland, said the group was in need of volunteers.  Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgThe latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that residential property prices rose by 10.4 per cent to an average of £271,000 in the year to the end of October 2014, down from an annual price increase of 12.1 per cent the previous month, suggesting that house price growth in the UK is continuing to tail off, especially in the capital.London yet again showed the strongest growth in prices, although the market in the capital is cooling, with annual growth falling in October to 17.2 per cent from 18.8 per cent in September.But with all the focus on the downward trend in property price growth in recent months, we are in danger of forgetting that a double-digit rise in home values over the past twelve months is “an impressive leap”, according to Peter Rollings (right), CEO of Marsh & Parsons.He commented: “After the exertions of the summer months, this is simply a period of natural re-calibration, restoring a more sustainable pace of price inflation. Growth is still ticking along in the right direction.”House price annual inflation in October reached 10.8 per cent in England, 5.7 per cent in Wales, 4.9 per cent in Scotland and 4.9 per cent in Northern Ireland, the ONS said.Graham Davidson (left), Managing Director of Sequre Property Investment, said that he is not surprised by the slowing rate of house price growth, especially given the growing “political uncertainty” in the run-up to May’s General Election.He commented: “Whilst seasonality can account for some of this slight decline in growth, it was likely that prices in many places in the UK would have to start to slacken at some point. London and the South East in particular were bound to experience a slump, as the rate of increase simply could not continue.”Some experts anticipate that the housing market will cool further this year.Forecasts from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) point to a 0.6 per cent drop in average UK house prices in 2015. This is in sharp contrast to 7-8 per cent growth over 2014.The CEBR said that London would lead the decline this year, with the average price of a home in the capital expected to fall by 3.3 per cent in 2015 – more than any other part of the country.In fact, for the first time in five years, home price growth in the UK is set to be higher when London is excluded.“The new stamp-duty system lowers tax payments for 98 per cent of home buyers and will give a slight boost to the market, but not enough to prevent a price drop,” said Nina Skero, CEBR Economist.“The uncertainty surrounding May’s election, proposed changes to property taxation, and reduced foreign demand are already bringing down house prices,” he added. “Subdued price rises or modest declines also reflect a correction in the housing market after a period of very strong price growth.”Office for National Statistics residential property prices January 23, 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Annual home price growth falls – ONS previous nextHousing MarketAnnual home price growth falls – ONS23rd January 20150619 Viewslast_img read more

first_img34th Street Bridge Construction All lanes of the 34th Street Bridge will be closed from 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, through 5 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, to allow work crews to pour concrete in a re-decking project. Please seek alternative routes during this time period. The road will reopen in an alternating, single-lane traffic pattern at 5 a.m. Dec. 9. The closing may be subject to change based on weather.last_img

first_imgn The Costa Coffee chain has doubled its target of having 1,000 stores worldwide by 2010 to 2,000, quadrupling its present count. Costa plans to open 200 stores in Poland, Romania and Bulgaria within three years. Its estate already includes 157 outlets in 13 countries overseas.n International food exhibition Sial saw more than 140,000 visitors through its doors (3% up on the last event) during the five-day exhibition in Paris, which hosted 5,302 exhibitors from 99 countries and showcased 460 new products.n Warburtons has been awarded a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents gold award for health and safety operations at its Tuscany Park site in Yorkshire.n ICI is to sell Quest, its flavours and fragrance business, to Givaudan for £1.2 bn. Subject to approval by shareholders, regulatory approval and employee consultation, completion will take place during Quarter 1, 2007.n 14 staff at the Genesis bakery in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland, have passed their Food Hygiene and Food Safety qualifications.n Cargill’s Xtend Isomaltulose, a slow digestible sugar resulting in a low blood glucose and insulin response, has won the Hi Europe 2006 Gold Award for the best innovation in health ingredients.n The Hovis TV commercial featuring a boy pushing a bicycle up a cobbled street was voted the third most iconic TV ad in a BBC Good Food Magazine poll. The “For mash get Smash!” commercial of 1974 for Smash instant mash was the top ad, followed by an ad for Cadbury’s Flake.last_img read more