Atlantic Lottery CEO calls for competitive evolution

first_img Regions: Canada AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling ALC surpassed budget forecast, but profit and net revenue fell year-on-year Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Finance Atlantic Lottery CEO calls for competitive evolution Topics: Finance Lottery Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) president and chief executive Brent Scrimshaw has called for further changes within the company to help it compete with internationally-licensed operators after profit fell during the 12 months through to the end of March.Total profit was C$419.2m (£249m/€282m/ $324m), exceeding its budget forecast of C$417.4m.However, this did represent a decline of C$2.8m on the profit total for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Net revenue was also slightly down to C$756.1m.ALC is active across the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.The firm reported profit growth in all regions, with the exception of Newfoundland and Labrador, where it fell C$4.5m short of its target despite punters spending C$405.5m on lottery games – the most out of all the provinces.ALC did report success within its digital business, with the number of consumers playing games up from 63,000 in 2016-17 to 72,000 in the past year. Total sales came in at around C$16m for 2017-18.In December, ALC joined forces with IWG and Scientific Games to relaunch its entire online instant win offering in a bid to attract more customers.Scientific supplied ALC with a new, omni-channel gaming system while IWG handled the integration process with its Progressive Play remote server.Scrimshaw said that this focus on expanding its offering will enable the organisation to compete more effectively with other operators.“Players have so many more options now, and while having a safe and regulated gaming industry is extremely important and at the heart of who we are, we still must ensure that our games, and the means by which we deliver them, are competitive,” Scrimshaw said.“Speed to market matters. As an organisation we need to be quicker to act and react. The market is evolving and to ensure we remain in the game, our technology, apps and regulatory environment must evolve at the same pace.“We understand Atlantic Canadians are going to look to gaming for entertainment and by expanding our offering they can choose a safe and regulated provider, which ensures revenue and profits remain in Atlantic Canada.”Image: Stu pendousmat 5th October 2018 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

Damas 45 Building / dmp arquitectura

first_img Damas 45 Building / dmp arquitectura Projects Year:  2016 CopyAbout this officedmp arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureMexico CityMexicoPublished on August 31, 2017Cite: “Damas 45 Building / dmp arquitectura” [Damas 45 / dmp arquitectura] 31 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?空间即万象:Damas 45 / dmp arquitectura是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Save this picture!© Omar Chavez Godoy+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Omar Chavez GodoyTeam:Manuel Bernal, Mauricio Morales, Guadalupe Palma, Alejandro Salinas, Ignacio Santos, Hugo LazcanoCollaborator:sb urbana; Carlos Posadas, Claudio CastañónArchitect In Charge:Carlos Díaz Delgado, Carlos Díaz San PedroCity:Ciudad de MéxicoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Omar Chavez GodoyRecommended ProductsCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedLightsLonghiLamp – AkileleText description provided by the architects. It is located in Mexico City, San José Insurgentes, the project is developed in 5 levels, in which 7 apartments and 2 Pent-House are distributed. The units are housed in two volumes connected to the center by the vertical circulation nucleus, achieving an almost symmetrical type plant.Save this picture!© Omar Chavez GodoySave this picture!4th LevelSave this picture!© Omar Chavez GodoyAccessibility was an important theme of the project, so the main access to the building is by means of a ramp that goes from the street and is contained by the wall of the neighborhood, this wall covered with vegetation and open sky. On the low level are located two apartments, one overlooking the street and another to an interior terrace, following this same party are located the type departments in the following levels. One of the Pent-House is developed in three levels, separating the public, private and open spaces, the other is developed in two levels had a space of coexistence in the upper part.Save this picture!© Omar Chavez GodoyThe façade of Damas Street integrates the different types of departments making it homogeneous, in it the vertical concrete lines containing the vain and solid masses contrasting in color grims oxford stand out. This same scheme is reflected in the interior façades with a set of positions between vain and massive. The vegetation is fundamental in this project since it is always present in the terraces and facades, it also achieves a contrast with the range of black, gray and white colors of the project.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessTFD Restaurant / Leaping CreativeSelected ProjectsCall for Entries: International VELUX Award 2018 for Students of ArchitectureStudent CompetitionsProject locationAddress:Calle Damas 45, San José Insurgentes, 03900 Ciudad de México, CDMX, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyResidential Architecture•Ciudad de México, Mexico Area:  2317 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Damas 45 Building / dmp arquitecturaSave this projectSaveDamas 45 Building / dmp arquitectura Architects: dmp arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Residential Architecture “COPY” Mexico ArchDailylast_img read more

Lloyds Bank Foundation launches £7.4 million COVID-19 grants programme for small & local charities

first_imgLloyds Bank Foundation launches £7.4 million COVID-19 grants programme for small & local charities  369 total views,  2 views today Advertisement Tagged with: COVID-19 Funding  370 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales will open new Covid-19 funding on 3 August, with £7.4million available for small and local charities.The funding aims to support small and local charities in recovering beyond the immediate crisis. The COVID Recovery Fund will offer 140 charities a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 alongside the support of a Development Partner to help charities identify and act on any organisational and service delivery adaptations needed to recover from the pandemic and its aftermath. At least a quarter of the funding will be allocated to charities led by and for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.The funding is open to charities with an income between £25,000 and £1 million across England and Wales tackling complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness and domestic abuse and with a proven track record of helping people achieve positive change in their local communities.Paul Streets OBE, Chief Executive, Lloyds Bank Foundation said:“These last few months have been immensely trying for the voluntary sector, yet, small and local charities are continuing to help the people that need them most. They have been developing innovative ways of reaching people, adapting their service delivery models, forming strong partnerships with local agencies to coordinate support and so much more.“Covid-19 has also shone a light on the historic and structural inequalities of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. As a funder, we have a responsibility to respond to the needs of minoritised people by supporting the charities that know and understand them best. That is why we are ringfencing at least a quarter of our funding for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic led charities who are helping communities.”Applications for the COVID Recovery Fund will be open from 10am on 3 August 2020 until 5pm 11 September 2020. Grants will be awarded within the end of the year. A Q&A webinar with the members of the grants team will be held on 11 August between 2pm – 3.30pm and applicants can register here. Melanie May | 29 July 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

Béla Lugosi: De actor a activista y anti fascista

first_imgLugosi nació como Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó el 20 de octubre de 1882, en Lugos, Reino de Hungría, Austria-Hungría (ahora Lugoj, Rumania), a 50 millas del castillo de Vlad III (Vlad Drácula). El joven Lugosi se sentía atraído por las artes. Manifestó sus inquietudes teatrales a su padre, un banquero conservador, quien rechazó la decisión profesional de su hijo. Siendo ya un espíritu rebelde, Lugosi escapó de su casa a los 12 años para seguir sus sueños.Después de trabajar como minero y maquinista, Lugosi hizo su debut en el escenario a los 20 años en 1902, adoptando el nombre artístico de Béla Lugosi el año siguiente. Los críticos lo llamaron “el Laurence Olivier de Hungría”, y fue invitado a formar parte del Teatro Nacional de Budapest.Durante la Primera Guerra Mundial, Lugosi se enlistó en el ejército austro-húngaro y obtuvo el rango de capitán en la 43ª División de la Patrulla de Esquí. Fue herido en combate. Una vez que terminó su servicio regresó a la actuación.En la medida en que el cine ganaba popularidad como una forma de arte, Lugosi protagonizaba algunas de las primeras películas mudas de Hungría. Permaneció en la compañía del Teatro Nacional hasta 1918, año en que acudió al llamado de la revolución obrera.La vida cotidiana en Hungría era una pesadilla de la cual pocos podían escapar. Desde hacía tiempo Lugosi protestaba por los bajos salarios, la explotación laboral y el trato injusto a los jóvenes actores. Pronto se dio cuenta de la influencia que podían tener los artistas en las luchas políticas.Hungría: partidario de la revolución de 1919Lugosi apoyó al partido húngaro comunista, fundado en diciembre de 1918, y a su líder, Béla Kun. Siguiendo el ejemplo de la Rusia revolucionaria, una insurrección de masas derrocó al antiguo régimen comprometido con la clase dominante. La República Soviética Húngara fue fundada el 21 de junio 1919. Mientras las banderas rojas de la nueva república ondeaban sobre el edificio del Parlamento por solo 133 días, el gobierno de Kun introdujo la primera protección jurídica para las minorías étnicas, la jornada laboral de ocho horas y salarios nacionales más altos.Lugosi encabezó una manifestación de actores en marzo de 1919 perfilándose ya como un organizador de alto nivel. Jugó un papel decisivo en la fundación de la Organización Libre de Trabajadores Teatrales, que más tarde se convirtió en el primer sindicato de actores de cine en el mundo, el Sindicato Nacional de Actores.Don Rhodes escribió en Lugosi: Su vida en el cine, en el escenario y en los corazones de los amantes del horror que “Lugosi ayudó a concertar la unión de la Organización Libre de Trabajadores Teatrales y de los miembros del Sindicato Nacional de Actores (NTUA, por sus siglas en inglés) y actuó como su secretario general”.El Primer congreso estatutario del NTUA inició el 17 de abril de 1919. El discurso de Lugosi decía: “Hace medio año inicié la lucha con la convicción de que debe establecerse el Sindicato Nacional de los Actores Socialistas” (Arthur Lenning, “The Immortal Count: The Life and Films of Béla Lugosi” — El Conde inmortal: La vida y películas de Béla Lugosi).Entre los artículos de Lugosi publicados en Szinészek Lapja (La página del actor) hubo uno que analizaba la explotación de los actores:“La anterior clase dominante mantuvo a la comunidad de actores en la ignorancia a través de diversas mentiras, la corrompió moral y materialmente y, finalmente, la despreció y desprestigió por el resultado de sus propios vicios”. El actor, que subsistía desmoralizado y con salarios de hambre, muchas veces y de mala gana, tuvo que ponerse a disposición de la clase dominante. “‘Martirio fue el precio a pagar por el frenesí de actuar”.Poco duraron los sueños de una nueva nación; el 6 de agosto de 1919 la República Soviética Húngara fue derrocada. El historiador Eugen Weber, autor de Las variedades de fascismo: Doctrinas de la revolución en el siglo XX, describió al nuevo régimen como un «gobierno altamente conservador con un gabinete ministerial de aristócratas adiestrados en su mayoría por grandes terratenientes magnates”.A medida que el brutal contragolpe del “Terror Blanco” barrió el país, Lugosi huyó a Viena, posteriormente estuvo una temporada en Berlín, donde trabajó en la industria de cine alemana. En diciembre de 1920 emigró a los Estados Unidos.Mientras tanto, en Hungría, miles de comunistas y judíos fueron encarcelados, torturados y/o asesinados. Los comunistas llevaron una existencia precaria bajo tierra y emergieron solo después de que el Ejército Rojo entró a Hungría en 1944.Organizador sindical, voz contra el fascismo en EE.UU.Después de desembarcar en Nueva Orleans, Lugosi aprendió inglés y se fue a Nueva York, donde continuó actuando. En 1927, creó el personaje del Conde Drácula para la versión teatral de Broadway de la novela de Bram Stoker. En 1931, repitió el papel para una adaptación cinematográfica, convirtiéndose en una estrella internacional.Durante la Gran Depresión, Lugosi desempeñó un papel activo en el Sindicato de Actores de Cine (SAG, por sus siglas en inglés). Como miembro fundador del SAG, fungió como miembro del consejo consultivo del sindicato. Lugosi organizó el sindicato en el set de “The Raven”, que coprotagonizó con Boris Karloff, un miembro del SAG famoso por representar al monstruo de Frankenstein, en 1935.En la Segunda Guerra Mundial, el dictador húngaro Miklos Horthy se alió con Adolf Hitler y los nazis. En oposición, Lugosi ayudó a formar el Consejo Húngaro-Americano para la Democracia, y pidió que “el nazismo sea eliminado en todas partes”.Como miembro de la Organización de Ayuda Humanitaria Húngaro-Americana, Lugosi fue el orador principal en un mitin el 28 de agosto de 1944 en Los Ángeles. Exigió a Washington rescatar a los refugiados húngaro-judíos, presionar al régimen nazi de Horthy y flexibilizar las restricciones de inmigración.El Dr. Rafael Medoff y J. David Spurlock escribieron: “Pudo haber representado a villanos salvajes en la pantalla de plata, pero en la vida real Béla Lugosi alzó su voz en protesta por la persecución brutal de los judíos en su Hungría natal” (Libro mayor judío, 3 de enero de 2011).Años de encasillamiento condujeron a menos papeles actorales para Lugosi. La falta de ingresos combinado con una adicción a la morfina inducida por dolencias físicas, lo dejaron casi en la miseria. Lugosi murió en su casa de Los Ángeles el 16 de agosto de 1956. Fue enterrado con una de sus capas de “Drácula”.Lugosi es recordado por su trabajo en papeles protagónicos y secundarios en más de 100 películas. Pero sus contribuciones a la lucha por los derechos de los trabajadores y la causa antifascista deben recordarse como parte de su legado inmortal.El actor húngaro Béla Lugosi fue coronado como el «Príncipe de las Tinieblas de Hollywood» por su interpretación del vampiro Conde Drácula en varias películas. Pero hoy en día pocas personas saben que fue un líder sindical y antifascista que luchó contra monstruos de la vida real.Referencias adicionales: Stephen J. Lee, “European Dictatorships 1918-1945”.Traducción al español para Jerónimomx de Ximena Atristain López y publicado por, del artículo en Workers World, 5 de marzo de 2019.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Beef Cattle Association Area Meeting Schedule

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Beef Cattle Association Area Meeting Schedule SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 24, 2019 SHARE Previous articleHarvest Weather Forecast: Milder Temperatures On The WayNext articleFarmers Employing More Farm Workers, Paying Higher Wages than in 2018 Hoosier Ag Today Indiana Beef Cattle Association Area Meeting Schedule Facebook Twitter In cooperation with the Indiana State Board of Animal Health, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Purdue University Extension, the Indiana Beef Cattle Association will be holding meetings open to all beef producers. Be sure to RSVP for the meeting in your area!Area 1: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm; South East Purdue Ag Center (SEPAC), Butlerville, IN.RSVP to Jennings County Extension office at 812-352-3033 by 12/6/19.Current IBCA Director: Fred GloverArea 2: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 12:00 p.m; Community Center, Mitchell, IN.RSVP to the Lawrence County Extension Office at 812-275-4623 by 12/9/2019.Current IBCA Director: Jeff ArmstrongArea 3: Tuesday, January 15th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. CT; Stoll’s Country Inn, Evansville, IN.RSVP to the Gibson County Extension office at 812-385-3491 by 1/12/20.Current IBCA Director: Mick DouglasArea 5: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m; Owen County Fairgrounds, Spencer, IN.RSVP to Owen County Extension office at 812-829-5020 by 12/6/19.Current IBCA Director: Jeff SherfieldArea 6: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.; Scott Hall Johnson Co. FairgroundsRSVP to Johnson Co. Extension at (317) 736-3724 by 1/8/20.Current IBCA Director: Doug AbneyArea 7: Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m; Willie & Red’s Buffet, Hagerstown, IN.RSVP to the Madison Co. Extension Office at 765-641-9514 by 12/9/19.Current IBCA Director: Cody SankeyArea 8: Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.; Cass County Fairgrounds, Logansport, IN.RSVP to the Cass County Extension office at 574-753-7750 by 1/3/20.Current IBCA Director: Ronnie ManningArea 9: Monday, December 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.; McGraw’s Steakhouse, West Lafayette, IN.RSVP to Courtney Stierwalt at the Fountain County Extension office at 765-793-2297 by 12/12/19.Current IBCA Director: David DuncanArea 10: Tuesday January 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m CT; Christo’s Banquet Center, Plymouth, IN.RSVP to Kosciusko Co. Extension at 574-372-2340 by 1/3/20.Current IBCA Director: Bob DraganiArea 11: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.; Whitley Co. Ag Museum, Columbia City, IN.RSVP to the Whitley County Extension office at 260-244-7615 by 1/3/20.Current IBCA Director: Kelley Sheiss Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Reporter forced to flee her home after threats, shooting

first_img to go further ColombiaAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies September 5, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter forced to flee her home after threats, shooting News Reports May 13, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Colombia April 27, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img Organisation RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Help by sharing this information News October 21, 2020 Find out more RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Journalist Amalfi Rosales has fled the northeastern department of La Guajira after shots were fired at her home in Barrancas, one of the department’s towns, on 2 September.The correspondent of Radio Noticias Uno and the newspaper Al Día, Rosales has been getting threats for nearly a year. They culminated on 2 September when unidentified gunmen fired three shots at her house.Rosales filed an immediate complaint about the shooting and forensic investigators based in the neighbouring municipality of Fonseca told Reporters Without Borders that they are conducting an investigation. But Rosales already reported to the authorities two months ago that she is the target of constant threats. She said she continues to write articles despite the threats, but now she has had had to leave La Guajira to protect herself and her family.“The threats began in November 2013,” she said. “Once, an unidentified person showed me a gun and told me to shut up, to stop telling tales.”Of late, she has been covering political scandals involving La Guajira governor José María Ballesteros and the department’s former governor, Francisco “Kiko” Gómez, who has been jailed for alleged links with paramilitaries and his suspected involvement in three murders.The National Protection Unit (UNP) has been in touch with Rosales but has not as yet taken any measures to protect her.“We call on the UNP to act without delay to guarantee Rosales’ security,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “Her flight is just a temporary solution to the risks that she and her family are running. The authorities must conduct a thorough and independent investigation into the source of the threats that have been going on for so long.”Gonzalo Guillén, a journalist who receives UNP protection because he has repeatedly been threatened in the past, meanwhile fled into his fourth self-imposed exile this week because of renewed concern that he could be murdered. According to Guillén’s sources, former governor Gómez has provided more than 5 billion pesos to buy judges in Bogotá and to pay for the murders of Guillén, fellow journalists León Valencia and Ariel Ávila, and the parliamentarian Claudia López (a former journalist).Reporters Without Borders already warned that Gómez’s arrest would not suffice to end the threat he poses to journalists.Colombia is ranked 126th out of 180 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders index, released in February. ColombiaAmericas RSF_en last_img read more

Provincial TV correspondent stabbed at his office after being warned

first_img to go further Reporters Without Borders condemns an attack on Al-Baghdadiya TV correspondent and freelance photographer Hussam Al-aqooly in his office in Al-Samawah (290 km southeast of Baghdad) on 23 May.Al-aqooly was repeatedly stabbed by armed men in military dress who ransacked his home and left with journalistic material. Akuli was rushed to hospital with stab wounds to the face and neck and multiple arm fractures.After Al-Baghdadiya TV broadcast a report about the demolition of homes on land that is the subject of a dispute between the government and private individuals, Al-aqooly received handwritten death threats warning him not to do any more stories on the region’s endemic corruption.“For years, Iraqi journalists have been exposed to the danger of threats, attacks and murder coming from different quarters, especially when they tackle risky subjects such as corruption,” said Reporters Without Borders research director Lucie Morillon.“Iraq is unfortunately one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media personnel. Political instability and now the crackdown related to the Syrian crisis are among the main causes of the dangers of journalism in the Iraq. The authorities must guarantee the safety of journalists, whose reporting is in the public interest.”Reporters Without Borders issued a press release condemning the difficulties of journalism in Iraq on 6 May, three days after World Press Freedom Day. According to the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory ( JFO ), a Reporters Without Borders partner organization, there were 328 cases of abuses against journalists in 2013: 103 journalists were arrested, 162 were obstructed while trying to access information, 63 were the victims of violence and four were attacked by armed groups. A total of 71 complaints were filed against media and journalists, and four media were suspended RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” RSF_en Organisation News Help by sharing this information Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq Newscenter_img News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News December 28, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa May 26, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Provincial TV correspondent stabbed at his office after being warned February 15, 2021 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

GDP Gets a Boost, But How Is Housing Faring?

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe The Bureau of Economic Analysis announced Friday that “advance” estimates reported the GDP increased annually by 3.2% in the first quarter of 2019, building upon the 2.2% increase in the fourth quarter of 2018.The Bureau’s first quarter estimates are based on data that is incomplete, or subject to further revision. A second estimate for the first quarter, based on more complete data will be released on May 30.“While early projections suggested that first quarter GDP would weaken from the third quarter (3.4%) and fourth quarter (2.2%) of 2018, today’s data show that GDP growth was 3.2% in the first quarter,” said Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for “This is a very strong pace of growth, and suggests that most of the economic loss from the government shutdown was also made up for in the first quarter.”As it pertains to real estate, Hale said fixed investment continued to slip, registering the lowest year over year growth rate since 2011 as builders struggle to build housing at the most in-demand, lower price points. And while growth from net exports, government spending, and private investment boosted GDP this quarter, the contribution from consumer expenditures, while positive, was half that of the fourth quarter.”We think housing could be a bright spot for the economy in 2019, and it’s one that most economists are sleeping on,” said Brett F. Ewing, Chief Market Strategist for First Franklin Financial Services. “With the Fed out of the picture and growth moderating, mortgage rates should stay around four percent for the remainder of 2019 and there is obvious appetite from prospective buyers at these levels. Specifically, we think new home sales could surprise to the upside and get to near double-digit growth this year.”Ewing added that “REITs are also attractive in this low interest rate environment—their balance sheets have never been stronger and despite a recency bias that continues to cause investors to call for a real estate crisis around every slowdown in the economy, we think real estate fundamentals are strong enough to weather a storm.”According to the report, increases in the GDP during the first quarter reflected positive contributions from personal consumption expenditures (PCE), private inventory investment, exports, state and local government spending, and nonresidential fixed investment. Imports, which are a subtraction in the calculation of GDP. These contributions were offset by a decrease in residential investment.The current-dollar GDP jumped to $197.6 billion, an increase of 3.8%, in the first quarter to a level of $21.06, continuing increases from the fourth quarter of 2018 when the current-dollar GDP increased 4.1%, or $206.9 billion.Also seeing increases were the price index for gross domestic purchases, which grew by 0.8% in the first quarter, and the current dollar personal income increased $147.2 billion in the first quarter. Current-dollar personal income increased by $229 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018.The reports add that disposable personal income increased by 3% ($116 billion) after a 5.8% increase in the fourth quarter of 2018. Real disposable income increased 2.4% following an increase of 4.3% last quarter.Personal savings grew from $1.07 trillion to $1.11 trillion in the first quarter of 2019.  Print This Post Share Save April 26, 2019 1,260 Views GDP Gets a Boost, But How Is Housing Faring? in Daily Dose, Featured, News About Author: Mike Albanese GDP GDP Growth 2019-04-26 Mike Albanese Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Title, Mortgage Companies Partner to Benefit Customers Next: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: A Matter of Definition The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / GDP Gets a Boost, But How Is Housing Faring? Tagged with: GDP GDP Growth The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Investigations continuing after man dies in quad bike crash

first_img Twitter WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook By News Highland – June 18, 2019 Investigations continuing after man dies in quad bike crash Pinterest WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img Pinterest Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleIrish Water discusses plans to improve coastal waters around MovilleNext articleOver 3,000 homes & businesses without power in Newtowncunningham News Highland Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Gardai in Donegal are continuing to investigate after a man died following a quad bike crash in the Mountcharles area on Sunday evening.The man in his 40s died in hospital after sustaining serious head injuries when he came off the bike while travelling on a local road at Mullinboys at around 7pm on Sunday.He was taken by ambulance to Letterkenny University Hospital and later transferred to Beaumont Hospital where he has since passed away. Homepage BannerNews Google+last_img read more

Troy native gets camera time in ‘42’ movie

first_img You Might Like Troy Alumni wanted to join association Calling all Trojans. The Troy University Alumni Association has launched a “Membership in May” campaign to connect more alumni and… read more Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Williams was an extra in the movie. He knew that had made the cut, but he wasn’t sure that he would actually get much camera time.“As an extra, I was a member of the Monarchs baseball team,” he said. “I was one of the players that got off the bus in the scene when the team stopped for gas at an old country store.”On April 12, Williams was at the theater with his family and he said that he grew even more anxious when “his” scene opened. 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “I got to meet Chadwick Boseman and he was very cordial and nice,” Williams said. “And, I got to see how movies are made. The scene that I was in took all day. We would come off the bus and the director would have us go back in and come off again and again. But they had a food ‘craft’ there for us and we all had a good time but it was tiring.”Williams said the bus scene was filmed at an abandoned gas station in Macon, Ga.“The old gas station was on a paved highway but they had brought in tons of dirt to cover the pavement so that it looked like the station was on a dirt road way out in the country,” he said. “It was so interesting to see some of what goes into making a movie.”The movie “42” was not Williams’ first venture into show biz. He has been an extra on several television shows, including “The Game,” “Necessary Roughness” and “Single Ladies.” He has also appeared in an Adidas shoe commercial.His name is on the register of a casting company in Atlanta and he said that he hopes to be able to take advantage of every opportunity that is presented to him.“I thought I had missed the chance to be in ‘42.’ The call about being an extra came when I was playing music at a church service,” he said. “I called back twice and didn’t get anybody. I thought I had missed my big chance. I was so disappointed. But the casting company called me back and I went the next day to get fitted with my wardrobe – a yellow shirt and a bowtie.”Williams said it would have been great to wear a Monarchs baseball uniform and be a part of the game but he was happy with the role he played.And, if some day, Williams has the opportunity to be something more than “extra,” he said he will be “off and running.” Latest Stories Published 11:00 pm Thursday, May 9, 2013 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Willie B. Williams, Jr., of Troy, got camera time in the movie “42,” which is the story of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play American Major League Baseball. Williams is pictured with Chadwick Boseman who played Robinson in the movie.Willie B. Williams Jr. said he was as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs as he sat in the movie theater on April 12.Williams was there for the first showing of “42,” the story of Jackie Robinson, who was the first African American to play American Major League Baseball.Of course, Williams was eager to see the movie, but he was perhaps more anxious to see who was “in” the movie. Not so much Chadwick Boseman, who played Robinson, but the players on the Kansas City Monarchs Negro League team for which Robinson played. By The Penny Hoarder Email the author “I was the second player off the bus,” he said, with a smile. “I said to my mom, ‘That’s me!’ I got about five seconds of camera time. I couldn’t believe it.”Williams played his role as he had been directed.“The director told us, the Monarchs players, that we had been riding in the bus a long time. He said that it was hot in the bus so we were hot and tired and to act that way,” Williams said. “So, when I got off the bus, I was wiping sweat from my forehead and shaking my shirt loose trying to get cooled off. I walked real slow like I was tired and worn out.”Williams said he was excited about his five seconds of fame and he was honored to have been a small part of the making of such an important film. Troy native gets camera time in ‘42’ movielast_img read more