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Home owners staying put for almost two decades on average

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Home owners staying put for almost two decades on average previous nextHousing MarketHome owners staying put for almost two decades on averageResearch by both Barclays and Savills point to high prices and increased moving costs driving more people to stay put for longer.Nigel Lewis5th November 201801,274 Views Home owners are staying put for nearly two decades before moving home, research by Barclays has revealed.A report from the bank released over the weekend in partnership with property data firm Hometrack highlights how the average home owner in the UK now moves every 18.7 years and instead of moving is upgrading or extending their home.There is significant regional variation in the data, which ranges from 14.7 and 22.6 years between each move depending on location.Home owners in Scotland, the South West and the East of England are moving the most often while those in Wales, the North East and Yorkshire and the Humber are moving the least often.Location, Location, Location TV show presenter Phil Spencer (left) says such long periods spent in properties is driving a boom in extensions and conversions as the cost of creating more room becomes significantly less than that of moving.Ten years ago the average time spent between home moves was 13.5 years, according to research by Savills.It says that tighter lending rules introduced by the FCA mean home owners in lower-growth parts of the UK are struggling to build up enough equity to trade up the property ladder.“We expect the number of home movers to be largely static over the course of the five-year forecast period,” its report says.“In the longer term, as with first-time buyers, home owners’ ability to trade up will increasingly depend on either a change in their personal finances or an injection of equity from older generations.”move or improve Phil Spencer moving or improving Barclays Savills November 5, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’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 2021last_img read more

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Anthropology, Assistant Professor in Archaeology, Tenure-Track

first_imgSpecial Instructions to Applicants The candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment.Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potentialfor excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (orclear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-fundedresearch, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willingto support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit CatholicEducation. Desired Start Date08/09/2021 Working ConditionsNone Job CategoryUniversity Faculty Posting Details Position TitleAnthropology, Assistant Professor in Archaeology,Tenure-Track Location CodeANTHROPOLOGY (02133A) Job TitleAnthropology, Assistant Professor in Archaeology,Tenure-Track Department NameANTHROPOLOGY The candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment.Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potentialfor excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (orclear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-fundedresearch, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willingto support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit CatholicEducation. Position Details Organizational LocationPROVOST Close Date Qualifications Open Date11/20/2020 Number of Vacanciescenter_img Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeOther DocumentTeaching StatementResearch StatementOptional Documents Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Is this split and/or fully grant funded?Yes Job TypeFull-Time CampusRogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Quick Link for Postinghttps://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14517 Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letterof interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statementoutlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement onteaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/orpotential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body throughresearch, teaching and other channels, and engaging a diversecommunity through scholarship and service. Letters ofrecommendations will be requested after a preliminary selectionprocess has been completed. Candidates are welcomed to uploadadditional materials to www.career.luc.edu related to teachingexcellence and samples of scholarly publications. Questions can bedirected toRuth Gomberg-Munoz, Ph.D., Search Committee [email protected] of applications will begin on January 4, 2021 and continueuntil the position is filled.LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with astrong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying ourfaculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of itsprofessoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate studentpopulations because broad diversity – including a wide range ofindividuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – iscritical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence ineducation, research, educational access and services in anincreasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessingthe many qualifications of each applicant, we would factorfavorably an individual’s record of conduct that includesexperience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a widevariety of different educational, research or other workactivities. Among other qualifications, we would also favorablyconsider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriersto an academic career or degrees.As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seekcandidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver atransformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn moreabout LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focuson transformative education, they should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/transformativeed. Position Number Duties and Responsibilities Physical DemandsNone Position End Date The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciencesat Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ) invites applications for afull-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor,for academic year 2021-22. The department seeks candidates whoundertake North American-based archaeological research intomaterial cultures of inequality, with a special focus on race. Weare especially interested in emergent archaeologists whose researchaddresses structural inequality, segregated landscapes, or settlercolonialism. Applicants should describe how their research advancesgoals of community-based collaboration, equity, and justice, aswell as how their work could contribute to interdepartmentalprograms. The successful candidate will be joining a departmentwith eight full-time faculty members, and over 140 majors andminors. For more information about the department, please visithttps://www.luc.edu/anthropology.This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiringinitiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teacherswho are reflective of our diverse student body and committed tointerdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across differentsubfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Ofspecial interest are candidates who can further the University’sefforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.We seek candidates with an excellent record of teaching andresearch and a deep commitment to undergraduate education.Candidates will be expected to teach two courses per semester,contribute to and develop interdisciplinary initiatives thatenhance collaboration between Life and Medical Sciences, SocialSciences, and the Humanities, and serve on Departmental committees.The successful candidate is expected to pursue a strong researchprogram, including the pursuit of external grants. FLSA StatusExempt Job Number85TBD Open Until FilledYes Minimum Education and/or Work Experiencelast_img read more

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Proposed Indiana Gun Bill to Arm Domestic Violence Victims

first_img Proposed Indiana Gun Bill to Arm Domestic Violence VictimsAn Indiana House Committee heard arguments on whether domestic violence victims should be allowed firearm protection. A proposed Bill would permit certain unlicensed victims access to a gun for 30 days if a protective order is set in place….FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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“IS IT TRUE” FEBRUARY 22, 2019

first_imgIS IT TRUE during the campaign candidate Mike Braun publically stated that if elected he shall do the following things?  ..that United States Senate candidate Braun pledged if elected he will vote to enact strict term limits; pass a lifetime lobbying ban for members of Congress; eliminate the Congressional pension; make Congress follow the same laws as everyone else ?  …we look forward to the United States Senator Mike Braun to start keeping his campaign pledges?IS IT TRUE we wonder when the Evansville DMD demolished the old streets and sidewalks located on North Main street and replaced them with new did they do extensive testing of that property to determine if they didn’t have a high level of heavy metals in the soil?IS IT TRUE last year we reported that officials at Henderson Methodist Hospital and Deaconess Hospital were discussing issues of economic concerns? …we question if Deaconess Hospital had a strong interest in purchasing Henderson Methodist Hospital in the very near future? …that Henderson Methodist Hospital is the largest employer in Henderson County and has a major economic impact in the region?  …we still wonder if a deal between Henderson Methodist Hospital and Deaconess could be close at hand? IS IT TRUE that both St Vincents and Deaconess Hospitals are part of an important data gathering effort to learn more about Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome  (NAS)?   …that NAS is when a baby is born dependent on drugs (mostly opioids) due to mom’s substance abuse?  …the Commission on the Improvement of Children (CISC) has on its website a factual explanation of infant mortality, including an explanation of the survey our hospitals have volunteered to participate?  …attached is the link to the CISC for your review?http://www.in.gov/children/files/cisc-2017-1108-pp.pdfIS IT TRUE that one of more interesting blogger asks us to post this link of Congressional Pensions and Benefits for your review and comments?  …here is the link:https://www.factcheck.org/2015/01/congressional-pensions-update/IS IT TRUE that no one would have guessed back when a small branch college was opened on Evansville’s west side called ISUE, that the day would ever come that working there would become a gateway to wealth?…that 7 out of the top 10 highly paid individuals on public payrolls are administrators and deans at the University of Southern Indiana?…even more shocking is that the list of 111 public employees being paid over $100,000 is full of USI administrators and staff?…that 29 of the top 50 are working for USI?…it may really take such big paychecks to attract college level talent but the real question is how are the students who spend their tuition dollars at USI doing?…the graduation rate at USI has been abysmal for years and while some graduates are finding local success, its alledged that some who graduated with high GPAs are waiting tables and struggling to pay off student loans?…paying teachers we’ll is a great thing if their efforts are truly raising the value of the local workforce and positively impacting young lives?…the performance of USI needs to be scrutinized quite closely to see if these big salaries are worth it? IS IT TRUE maybe the City Council would be more productive if they would look for ways to stop political pork barrel projects and political patronage hiring practices in city government? We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE we hope that one day soon that if our elected City Official would focus on correcting the major pothole problems currently looming over the City of Evansville and also ways to correct the poor maintenance issues at our city parks?  … its also time that our City Officials look for ways to make our Zoo and the Ford Center more profitable? Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel its time for the City to focus on correcting the pothole problems?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]@live.com.FOOTNOTE: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.center_img IS IT THAT we recently posted a comment about the City of Evansville “SMART WATER METER” project and received the following update from City councilman Dr. Dan Adams?  …Dr. Adam said; “When we started the AMI project we had targeted replacing approximately 47,000 meters out of ~63,000 meters, leaving ~16,000 meters to replace.  So with the AMI project, we replaced about 75% of EWSU meters.  The plan was to replace the remaining meters over about a 4 year period.  We have replaced about 8,000 meters and have 8,000 more to replace in 2019 and 2020.  The cost of replacing those meters is funded by our recent three-year IURC rate case.  The exact numbers may vary a bit but my numbers are directionally correct.” FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE the solicitations by a public employee on behalf of a local political candidate during normal working hours could be a violation of the Hatch Act?last_img read more

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Freeze risk

first_imgBy David Emory StooksburyUniversity ofGeorgiaAthens, Ga. — Compared to recentwinters, the probability of a damaging freeze is higher in early2004 across most of Georgia. This higher freeze risk is becauseof current and expected atmospheric-oceanic patterns.Atmospheric-oceanic patterns have a major influence on the typeof winter we have in the Southeast. The best known large-scaleatmospheric-oceanic pattern is El Nino. Under the El Ninopattern, much of Georgia has a wetter-than-normal winter.The opposite pattern is called La Nina. During a La Nina winter,much of the Southeast is drier than normal.Both El Nino and La Nina patterns tend to keep extremely cold airfrom making it from Canada into the deep South. Thus, damagingfreezes are less likely during El Nino and La Nina winters.No protectionThis winter, though, the atmospheric-oceanic system is in theneutral pattern. It’s neither El Nino nor La Nina. During winterswith the neutral pattern, extremely cold air from Canada isusually able to invade the Southeast.This extremely cold air can cause significant freeze-relateddamage. Between periods of very cold air, the Southeast shouldhave periods of relatively warm air.Across extremely south and coastal Georgia, the likelihood oftemperatures below 20 degrees this winter is at least one andhalf times greater than we would expect during an El Nino or LaNina winter.Across much of Georgia, the probability of temperatures below 14degrees is at least one and half times greater than we wouldexpect during an El Nino on La Nina winter. Temperatures around14 and below can cause extreme damage to Georgia winter crops,especially onions.Maps and detailed expectations concerning the extreme freezeprobabilities may be found on the Web at www.coaps.fsu.edu/climate_center/frz04.html.The extreme freeze probability analysis and maps were produced bythe Southeast Climate Consortium. The consortium is an outreachand research cooperative between the University of Georgia,Florida State University, University of Florida, University ofMiami and the University of Alabama at Huntsville.(David Emory Stooksbury is the State Climatologist of Georgia anda professor of engineering and atmospheric sciences in theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.)last_img read more

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Alliance CEO Craft sees need for consolidation in U.S. coal industry

first_imgAlliance CEO Craft sees need for consolidation in U.S. coal industry FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The U.S. coal industry “needs” to consolidate in the face of difficult market conditions and sinking coal demand because of the coronavirus pandemic, Alliance Resource Partners LP CEO Joe Craft said on a May 8 earnings call.“Consolidation is needed in the coal space, and we’re a consolidator,” Craft said, commenting on options available to the Oklahoma-based coal producer to survive the uncertainty in the U.S. economy and among fossil fuel industries in particular. “Nothing [is] currently being done but it needs to happen,” he said. “Whether it does or not, I can’t predict. But that needs to happen. And we are a willing participant in that.”Craft did not specify transactions that could occur in the future. In prepared remarks at the beginning of the call, he said the company believes 2020 “will provide a new foundation for future growth of our partnership” and that “we are committed to continuing this strategy.”The drop in electricity demand created by stay-at-home orders and other social distancing efforts in the U.S. appears set to accelerate the decline of the coal industry as energy markets fundamentally transform in the wake of the crisis. Though the pandemic has yet to push U.S.-based coal-fired power plants toward earlier retirements, a Trump administration official recently told virtual attendees of a fuel buyers conference the industry may perform worse than the U.S. government’s already-grim predictions and that coal plants may retire early.Sustainability-focused think tank Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis concluded in a March report the U.S. coal sector would face pressure to consolidate, with the pandemic expected to exacerbate negative market conditions. Current coal production capacity in the U.S. is “unsustainable,” the think tank stated, and 2020 “will very likely see the beginning of a long-overdue rethinking of production capacity in the U.S.”For Alliance, the pandemic has meant withdrawing its full-year 2020 production guidance in late March and temporarily idling its coal mines in the Illinois Basin while reducing production at other mines. The company is now targeting coal sales and production for 2020 of approximately 28 million tonnes and 27 million tonnes, respectively, or 25%-30% lower than originally guided, with plans to draw down inventories in the second quarter and produce in the back half of the year to meet existing contractual obligations, Craft said. In line with losses expected for major coal producers, Alliance recorded a first-quarter attributable net loss of $144.8 million, falling year over year from a net income of $276.4 million.[Jacob Holzman]More: U.S. coal industry needs to consolidate in light of pandemic, Alliance CEO sayslast_img read more

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How to be frugal with holiday spending

first_imgYour Guide to Frugal CheerFinding it hard to feel festive when all you can think about is that fat credit card bill or those student loans you’re (still) paying off? Unfortunately, you’re not alone: three in four American households are currently saddled with some kind of debt.So, as we enter a new holiday season — with shoppers planning to spend even more than last year — here’s how to affordably take part in the giving season and keep a lid on debt.Plan Around Your Real BudgetAiming to cap your holiday spend at $500? Map out your spending according to that exact figure, not on money you “think” is going to come rolling in. Avoid temptation by sticking to cash and prioritizing your budget.First, set aside money for folks who deserve nice tips — the babysitter, dog walker, house cleaner, etc. — and buying a few gifts for the kids. Based on what’s left, it may be that your child’s teachers and Great Uncle George will have to receive homemade cookies instead of iTunes gift cards. (And enjoy them more! Maybe!)If your manager does pull through with a substantial bonus, consider it an extra payment toward an existing card balance. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Rugby Championship: South Africa committed to competition for next decade | Rugby Union News

first_img– Advertisement – Reigning world champions South Africa intend to remain a part of the Rugby Championship – Advertisement – “The southern hemisphere rugby powers have recognised the need for change in these difficult times and have committed to an international rugby future through to 2030,” SANZAAR said in a statement.SANZAAR chief executive Andy Marinos added: “The re-commitment by the four unions to the long-term future of the international game is an important start as we embark in a new direction. South Africa withdrew from this year’s Rugby Championship over player welfare concerns; the country’s Super Rugby franchises could joined an expanded PRO16 Last Updated: 04/11/20 7:44am Rumours South Africa could join the Six Nations have been put to one side Rumours South Africa could join the Six Nations have been put to one side

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Supermarket Christmas ranges 2019

first_imgEach year, we give you a preview of the new Christmas ranges before they land on supermarket shelves. Use the dropdown menu to see each supermarket’s festive food and drink ranges for this year.last_img

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Enable Midstream to build new LNG feeder pipeline

first_imgImage courtesy of Enable MidstreamEnable Midstream Partners said its unit, Enable Gulf Run Transmission, will develop the Gulf Run Pipeline, an interstate natural gas transportation project connecting U.S. natural gas supplies to LNG export markets on the Gulf Coast.The project is backed by a precedent agreement with a cornerstone shipper for a 20-year, 1.1 billion cubic feet per day of capacity firm transportation service.Subject to a final investment decision by the cornerstone shipper for the LNG export facility to be served by this project and approval of the project by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, up to an estimated 165 miles of large-diameter pipeline will be constructed from northern Louisiana to Gulf Coast markets.In addition, the Gulf Run Pipeline project will utilize existing Enable Gas Transmission transportation infrastructure to provide access to natural gas producing regions in the U.S., including the Haynesville, Marcellus, Utica and Barnett shales as well as the Mid-Continent region.The project is expected to be placed into service in 2022.Enable Midstream Partners noted a non-binding open season for the Gulf Run Pipeline project started and will continue through October 26, 2018, to gather additional interest for firm transportation capacity.last_img read more