DS News Webcast: Monday 5/19/2014

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: DSNews 2014-05-19 DSNews Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago DS News Webcast: Monday 5/19/2014 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago May 19, 2014 548 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Previous: Multifamily Construction Fuels Housing Starts Next: Tornado Ravaged Area Seeing Reduced Foreclosures Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Monday 5/19/2014 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Featured, Media, Webcasts Subscribelast_img read more

Equal Pay Day 2018: Stunning studies reveal highest paid women face the greatest gender wage gap

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Equal Pay Day, which is the day that marks how far into 2018 a woman will have to work to earn what her male colleagues earned in 2017, is on April 10 this year.What you need to know about Equal Pay DayThe day calls to attention the gender pay gap — women make about 80 percent of what men in the workforce earn, according to the American Association of University Women. When comparing the income of all women to all men, women earned 78 cents to every dollar men earned, according to a recent report by PayScale.Full-time, weekly working women earned 81.8 percent of what men earned, according to The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR).However, when controlling for similar jobs, PayScale found that women earn 98 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts. PayScale attributes the overall gender pay gap to the opportunities for promotions, or lack thereof, women experience in the workplace.The IWPR also attributes the gender wage gap to differences in pay between occupations. They point to the fact that only six of the 20 most common occupations overlap for men and women.While all women are impacted by the gender pay gap, some industries do a better job of closing the gender pay gap.In the tech industry — which has been under scrutiny for gender equity issues — women were paid 99.5 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earned, the smallest pay gap by industry found in the study.However, when the control for the same title is removed, women earned 84.7 cents compared to men in the tech industry, moving it to the middle of the industries examined.The same thing happened for women in engineering and science, who earned 99.2 cents per dollar when controlled, but only 83.3 cents per a man’s dollar in the industry overall.Women in real estate and rental/leasing earned 88.6 cents to a man’s dollar in the industry overall and 97.6 cents to a dollar when controlled by job title.People working as a “personal financial advisor” experienced the largest gender wage pay gap, the IWPR found. In general, the IWPR study found occupations with the highest salaries had the largest gender gaps and the lowest paid occupations had the lowest gaps.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Club fosters Wall Street networking

first_imgThe Notre Dame Wall Street Club is planning trips to New York, Boston and Chicago to allow current members to visit firms, connect with alumni and increase the University’s presence on Wall Street. Although the club is in the early stages of planning, the trips will be daily trips for small groups, and include visits to four or five financial firms in each city to form a network for Notre Dame students. Senior club co-president Lauren Baldwin said the club wants to keep the group small in order to facilitate personal communication between group members and Notre Dame alumni working on Wall Street. Senior Shawn Cappello, another one of the club’s three co-presidents, said these trips will “take the club to the next level.” “These trips are part of a larger plan to legitimize the club and increase Notre Dame’s presence on Wall Street,” Cappello said. The club, which was founded in 2010, currently has an estimated 300 active members and 880 students on the email list, making it the largest undergraduate business-oriented club. Three co-presidents and 9 vice presidents make up the club structure. These members communicate with the Investment Office, Career Center, Notre Dame alumni and senior mentors in order to form a network for group members. Sixty percent of members are freshman and sophomore, which Baldwin said is an emphasis of the club. “We’re connecting freshmen and sophomores with firms they will potentially be interviewing with,” Baldwin said. Cappello said the club’s rapid growth is proof of its necessary role it serves for so many students. “The club is a long overdue resource for students,” Cappello said. “This allows for students to get internships and receive great support from Notre Dame alumni.” Baldwin said weekly club meetings are divided into two halves. The first half is devoted to teaching financial skills and the second half focuses on interview skills. “This club helped me so much in the past two years,” Baldwin said. “This is the reason I have become so involved.” Cappello said senior members of the club conduct mock interviews to help improve underclassmen’s interviewing skills. The club also plans to introduce workshops to teach members financial modeling skills, like comparable companies analysis, discounted cash flow, and LGO modeling skills, that are not taught until senior year. “These are skills I had to teach myself like other finance majors,” Baldwin said. “This will give freshmen and sophomores important skills they need.” The club has also introduced new initiatives in order to attract non-business major members, a group that makes up 8.3% of the group. “Executives want a wide array of experiences,” Cappello said. “We’ve gone to non-business related classes and let students know about the resources we have.” Cappelllo said the club will begin its speaker series in the second semester, which will include information on topics like real-estate, private equity, and hedge funds. Contact Ben Horvath at [email protected]last_img read more

Renovations tick the box for time-poor buyers

first_imgThe home at 97 Greenways Esp, Parkinson.A RENOVATED Parkinson home has sold after being passed in at auction, as buyers opt for move-in ready homes.Marketing agent Kosma Comino, of LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills, said 97 Greenways Esplanade sold three weeks after auction.“There was a lot of interest in the property but no one wanted to bid at auction,” he said.“The market is still really strong but it is favouring the seller. Buyers are more cautious about bidding at auction. Post-auction we received two offers on the home.”More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mr Comino said about 50 groups inspected the four-bedroom property with most being owner-occupiers. Inside the home at 97 Greenways Esp, Parkinson.“Buyers liked that it was fully renovated,” he said.“I’ve found with anywhere on the south side at the moment, if a property is renovated it gets so much more inquiry.“Everyone is so busy these days, they don’t have time to renovate. They just want to be able to move straight into a home.”Mr Comino said the Parkinson market had slowed recently.“We’re still seeing the high number of buyers we had at the start of the year but now there is more stock,” he said.last_img read more

Everyone seems to be full of property investment advice but what is real and what are the myths?

first_imgEveryone thinks they are an expert on property investment. Take note of these myths before you buy.PROPERTY investment, it’s something many people do, but not everyone really understands.Plenty of new and seasoned investors are happy to offer their unsolicited advise if you mention you are thinking of getting into the market, but how much of it should you listen to?Buyers agent Darren Piper of Universal Buyers Agents reckons there are four big property investment myths. There’s only one Australian property market. “This could not be further from the truth,’’ Mr Piper said.He said each area is divided into several suburbs and each of those operated with different supply and demand drivers.“In fact, within each suburb of a city, there are usually a couple of districts with different factors that may impact the value of a property,’’ he said.An obvious exampled was a house with city views would be worth more than another similar house a street away but without the views. House values double every couple of years. “I’ve heard people say on more than one occasion that properties double in value every seven to ten years. This is simply not true,’’ Mr Piper said. While it has happened in some hot markets in Sydney and even Melbourne in the past decade it is by no means across the board in other capital cities.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by “You can’t generalise the property market and if you take a closer look, you will find that some properties in Sydney and Melbourne have not performed as well,’’ Mr Piper said. “You can’t buy just any property and expect the value to skyrocket in a few years. Do your research and find a property that has potential to increase in value.’’ The best time to buy is at the bottom of the property cycle Mr Piper said the property market moved in a seven to ten-year cycles and investors often spent a considerable amount of time working out the best time to buy.“It may make sense to purchase a property at the bottom of the cycle when prices are low, but it is not guaranteed to really make a difference and it isn’t the only factor to think about when investing,’’ Mr Piper said.“You may score a bargain, but if the cycle stays sluggish for longer than expected, you may also find yourself waiting years for the market to pick up again.’’ You should buy a house, not an apartment “This is a classic fallacy that has been floating around the property industry for a while now,’’ Mr Piper said.He said houses generally cost more than apartments but it was a common misconception that the majority of a property’s value was in the land.“It has been proven in bustling city suburbs that apartments can rake in just as much profit as the humble home,’’ he said.last_img read more

Sunday Blog: Is the Confederate Flag controversy really about racism?

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (17) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Caldwell Forever · 267 weeks ago Bravo! Very well said. Report Reply 0 replies · active 267 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 267 weeks ago Where can I buy a one. Report Reply 0 replies · active 267 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Larry · 267 weeks ago My problem what will they go after next that they are not happy with. It is a slippery slope and they will not be happy until they ruin this country. Report Reply 1 reply · active 267 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Nothing to see here · 267 weeks ago I love the “tell me where I can buy one” crowd. The person that is that passionate and attached to a flag yet completely dismisses someone else’s perspective as if it’s childish and petty. I’ve heard Caucasian males cry reverse discrimination for a decade and have always invited them to spend a day in a black man or any race of woman’s shoes. Man, it must be a horrible existence being a privileged white man in America. Oh the horror. Report Reply 1 reply · active 267 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down Rodney King · 267 weeks ago Why can’t we all just get along? Report Reply 0 replies · active 267 weeks ago +17 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 267 weeks ago I decided early in life there are certain things i would rather not look at again. For instance, mangled bodies in a car accident. So, i try to not look unless i have to. Now, if one has a rainbow sticker or flag, they’re labeled. A flag is merely an emblem, a sign. You don’t have to look. And no twist of the senses can deny you the sweet smell of success in life through hard work and prudent choice. Ive fallen, made mistakes and felt disenfranchised, mad and wanting to blame somebody or something. In the end, the answer is always the same: its not about what needs to be changed in the world to suit me, its how *I* needed to change and adapt to it. Pull up your bootstraps, dust yourself off, and succeed on your own merit. We arent entitled to anything and if you dont like something, dont look. Character, grace, and effort are a formidable combination. Report Reply 1 reply · active 267 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 267 weeks ago Gee, I wonder how Wellington citizens will react to this article. (Just kidding, I already know) Report Reply 2 replies · active 267 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down SuCoPride · 267 weeks ago I love how everyone is crying about their free speech being violated. No one is saying you can’t display this flag proudly at your home, or on your car, or on your hat, or that tacky t-shirt…etc. You are free to do so as you please. They are simply asking that it not be flown in official purposes for the state/nation, and I think that is the sound decision. Whether it means this to you or not, for many it has become a symbol of hate, and it is used in such a manner. I’ve always found it odd that the flag of the defeated has been flown in any official capacity at all. Yes, it has a historical significance, but in my opinion it has no CURRENT significance. Report Reply 2 replies · active 266 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Deanne · 267 weeks ago SuCoPride, then why is the Gettysburg Civil War Museum no longer carry items that only depict the Confederate flag by itself, for Heavens sake it is a part of the CIVIL WAR, can’t change history. You can buy nazi flags but not one that is part of American history. I find the rainbow flag offensive, what are the chances of banning that one? Report Reply 1 reply · active 267 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Commentary by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — I remember the flag controversy in South Carolina in 1995. There was a strong debate about taking the  Confederate Flag off the top of the statehouse. The flag had been put up there in the 1960s as part of a celebration of some kind. There were people who wanted it to come down because it had become a symbol of racism, while others wanted it to stay as a symbol of heritage.James JordanBy that time I had lived in Columbia, S.C. a couple of years, and to that point had never noticed the flag up there. It was rather small and up very high, so unless you were looking for it, you would not notice it in most cases. But it did become a point of contention.The thing I remember most is the debate itself. For the most part people made their arguments, and eventually a compromise of moving it to the statehouse grounds was reached.Also during that time, both sides held a rally on the statehouse grounds, at the same time on the same day. At one end were flag supporters, what many would call rednecks, proudly displaying their flag. At the other end were those that wanted the flag down, and a good majority of those were black people.There was some concern among law enforcement, and they were plenty around just in case things got too testy, but both sides were on their best behavior. Both sides had speakers, music and all the rest. I also watched at the edges, where the two sides were close together, and both sides went out of their way to avoid problems.I am a southerner, but I have never really understood the flag. Growing up, it was just a flag that meant rebelliousness, and nothing more. It was really kind of a joke.But later on I did learn it was offensive to some people. I did understand the debate. There is the idea of preserving history, and the war between the states was about more than slavery. The bottom line to me was that it was offensive to a large section of the population, and therefore it should come off the state capitol.I am not sure that helped with the problem of racism at all. In some ways I think we were better back then at working things out than we are now. I’m not sure two sides on any issue could hold a rally side by side at the same time and not have it get violent. That is where we have come in 20 years.There was the shooting in Charleston last week that was horrible. It was racially motivated and shows that racism can rear its ugly head anywhere at any time.Some want to use it to create gun control, while others want to use it as a reason to get more guns. One presidential candidate blamed the victims for voting against a bill that would have allowed guns in churches in South Carolina. One of the dead was a state representative. Still others wanted to use the event to promote the idea that Christians are under attack, even though the shooting had nothing to do with religion.But plenty of people are talking about taking the flag down, and some are even blasting things like civil war re-enactments, which have nothing to do with race at all.Yet no one is really talking about the real problem of racism.Where is the voice of reason in all this?Have we deteriorated that much since 1995?I don’t see our society dealing with racism. I see people trying to use it for political purposes which makes this tragedy even worse.———Jordan is staff writer for Sumner Newscow… This article was first published in the examiner.com… http://www.examiner.com/article/flag-issue-misses-the-point-charleston-shootingFollow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Must win situation for Nelson Leafs

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily SportsIn years past the Nelson Leafs have faced must win games — but against Grand Forks, a team the coaching staff generally gives the back-up goalie the start and an opportunity for the players to improve the individual stats?However, when your record is 5-8 and 10 points from the top of the division, every game, especially against a team lower in the standings, are, well you guessed it, a must-win game.The struggling Nelson, losers of two straight and three of its last five games, face the Border Bruins Saturday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.“There are huge games coming up,” said Leaf sniper Adrian Moyls when asked about the weekend tilts against Grand Forks and Sunday in Spokane. “These games are going to be crucial to our year.”
 Nelson is a not-very-good 1-1 against the perennial Murdoch Division bottom feeders from Grand Forks.The Leafs received a rude awakening to start the season when the Bruins scored six power play goals en route to a 6-2 victory. Nelson managed some revenge, thanks to a four-point night from Gavin Currie, to take the rematch 8-3.One aspect the game the Leafs may want to improve if the club wants to make a run in the Murdoch Division is the power play. The club is a dismal 1-for-31 with the man advantage in October.“Our power play has got to get going,” Moyls admitted, one of the many Leaf forwards with no power play goals. “Right now there’s no finish. It’s getting better but right now it’s not good enough.”Grand Forks just might be what the doctor ordered to help the Leafs regain some confidence. The Boundary City squad had one win in its last ten games, and has allowed league-high 5.30 goals per game this season — perfect medicine for a team that scores 2.70 goals per game.Sunday Nelson travels to the Lilac City to meet the red-hot Braves. Spokane had reeled off six straight wins before the Fernie Ghostriders cooled the Braves with a 7-4 victory.LEAGUE NOTES: Spencer Brodt of the Rebels has a few more games to sit on his four-game suspension for a gross misconduct during an October 9 home contest against Beaver Valley. . . .Brodt’s teammate Adam Smith and Ryan Schibler of the Bruins received one-game suspensions for earning game misconducts in the last 10 minutes of the game October 16. . . .Taylor House and Stefan Jensen of Osoyoos lead the KIJHL in scoring, respectively. Ryan Aynsley of Castlegar is third. [email protected]last_img read more

Rebels, Leafs begin what could be a long stretch of games between the two West Kootenay rivals

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr The Nelson Daily Sports There should be no question in the minds of the Castlegar Rebels and Nelson Leafs who their respective first round opponents will be when the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs begin. The Rebels thought to have a chance at stealing away the Murdoch Division title from the front-running Beaver Valley Nitehawks after beating the Fruitvale squad four consecutive times. But the Hawks answered the bell Sunday in the Sunflower City, bouncing the Rebels 7-3 to all but end Castlegar’s stretch run to the title. So Friday in Nelson, unofficially, begins a best-of-eleven series between the two West Kootenay rivals. Of course the first four games — including this weekend’s home-and-home series starting Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena — will be a feeling out period. The real business takes place in Castlegar in the third full week of February. “Right now we’re preparing for the playoffs,” said Leaf coach and GM, Frank Maida. “Every day is important for the players to get ready, both mentally and physically.” Of course, you know the Rebels have a little more to play for than the Leafs. Steve Junker’s crew is not mathematically out of the race for the Murdoch Division title — trailing the Hawks by nine points with nine games remaining. The Murdoch champ receives an easier first-round opponent in the Spokane Braves. Meanwhile, the Leafs will finish third in the Murdoch and travel to either Castlegar or Beaver Valley to open the playoffs. So there’s really no incentive to bust a hump before the playoffs. Right? On the contrary says Maida. “This is a big weekend for us against Castlegar and we want both games,” Maida confessed. “We want the boys to come out to play a full 60 minutes and play good hockey against Castlegar. “That’s our key, battling with them on every shift.”Ironically, Beaver Valley has had Nelson’s number this season, losing once to the Leafs. Castlegar has gotten the better of Beaver Valley, until Sunday’s game. But not lost in translation is the fact Nelson has played the Rebels tough this season, splitting the first four games. Which should make for a very interesting best-of-eleven series starting Friday in Nelson.OVERTIME: Ironically is was a Nelson native that shot the lights out of the Rebels Sunday in Castlegar as Justin Niminiken not only scored the natural hat trick but added another goal and assist in the Beaver Valley win. . . .The Leafs finally have defenceman Blake Arcuri back in the lineup after the Nelson native returned from his second major injury of the season. Arcuri played in both weekend wins for Nelson over Golden and Columbia Valley. . . . Defenceman J.J. Beitel is listed as day-to-day. . . .Leaf coach Frank Maida was pleased with the play of rookie Carsen Willans on the recent East Kootenay trip saying, “Carsen played well all weekend but had a great game Saturday (against Columbia Valley.)” . . .No doubt the Walton boys will be front and center when Nelson meets Castlegar as Stuart, leading the Rebels in scoring, goes up against Andrew, goalie for the Leafs. Stuart Walton leads Anthony Delong in Castlegar scoring but Delong has the team lead in goals with 32. . . . Nick Newman leads the Leafs in scoring but Patrick Martens is back as the go-to guy. Martens, returning from the BCHL at the roster deadline, has seven points in three games including six goals. . . .The teams return to Castlegar for game two of the series. Game time is 7:30 p.m. in the Community Complex. [email protected]last_img read more

Perkins scores twice to power Bombers past Rockers in West Kootenay Fieldhockey

first_img“We had great defence by Lauren Walgren and Emma Gregorich and the mid field is amazing with Hailee Gerun, and captains Naomi Perkins and Allie Zondervan,” said coach Val Gibson.The Bombers return to the pitch Tuesday in to play J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail, Wednesday Stanley Humphries before competing in the Kootenay Tournament Friday and Saturday at Pass Creek.On Tuesday, October 21the semi final playoff game is being played between the second and third-place finishers in the West Kootenay League.The Final is set for Thursday, October 23.There is a wild card game in Kelowna on Tuesday, October 28th for the runner up of the West Kootenay League. The L.V. Rogers Bombers head into a hectic week on the schedule after edging Stanley Humphries Rockers 3-2 Thursday in West Kootenay Girl’s Fieldhockey action at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.Naomi Perkins led the Bombers with a pair of goals whbile Nao Butterfield added a single.Jenna Wheeldon was in goal to register the win for LVR. It was the first time guarding the cage for Wheeldon.last_img read more

Report Dortmund to rival Bayern Munich for Timo Werner

first_imgBorussia Dortmund have reportedly joined the race for the signature of RB Leipzig star Timo WernerThe 22-year-old forward is highly-rated in German football and has been strongly linked with a switch to Bayern Munich.Last week, Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff announced he will sell Werner if he refuses to sign a contract extension due to his current deal expiring in June 2020.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.But Bild reports that Bayern may be set for some hefty competition from title rivals Dortmund in the battle for Werner’s services.The report adds that Dortmund believe the Germany international will fit in well in their system due to his explosive pace, quick feet and scoring ability.Premier League sides Liverpool and Tottenham have also been linked with a move for Werner, who has scored 11 times in 17 Bundesliga games for Leipzig this season.last_img read more