SANZAR Investigate Springbok Injuries

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Photo Ready: John Smit (centre) will lead the Boks to Australia and New ZealandBy Charity KnightTHE START of this year’s Tri-Nations will be marred by controversy, as South Africa have withdrawn 21 players from their World Cup training squad for the away leg of the tournament because of injuries.The Springboks are set to meet Australia in Sydney on 23 July and New Zealand in Wellington on 30 July with a significantly weakened team.The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) called for an investigation by SANZAR into the high number of injuries. The ARU highlighted a similar tactic by the Springboks in 2007 when they claimed a lack of availability before going on to win the World Cup.ARU chief executive John O’Neill said: “The difference between 2007 and now is that we now have a permanent SANZAR office with a CEO, who has the job of monitoring and policing such matters.” He added: “We’re not in a position to second-guess the Springboks, and we also have our share of injured players. But it is nowhere near 21. The sheer size of the number of players who are injured is unusual.”Flex: Springbok training campHowever, SANZAR’s chief executive officer Greg Peters dismissed the ARU’s fears commenting that SANZAR had “sought and received” assurances from South Africa that they will field their best possible side during the competition. CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 08: Players in action during day 3 of the South Africa national rugby team training camp at Florida Park, Ravensmead on July 08, 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images) “The list is longer than we had hoped for, but there are clear and unambiguous injuries in that team,” he added.Many of those injured are prominent players in the Springbok squad, including vice-captain Victor Matfield, hooker Bismarck du Plessis, fly-half Butch James and winger Bryan Habana, meaning their team will feature many second string players.last_img read more

Australia 27-19 Wales: The verdict

first_img Masterclass: Will Genia put in a world-class performance against Wales, scoring a superb tryBy Owain Jones, Rugby World EditorIn a nutshellWALES SENSING a first victory on Australian soil since 1969 were far too slow out of the traps against a Wallaby side desperate to atone for their humbling 9-6 midweek loss to Scotland. Under-pressure coach Robbie Deans will have been impressed with the intensity shown by his side in the first-half, yet they will have been slightly worried that their dominance wasn’t converted into more points by the break, with a 10-3 advantage. A minute after the restart, the outstanding Will Genia seemingly made his concerns academic with a classy individual try to put the Wallabies 17-3 ahead. Yet with the game seemingly over, Wales countered and a scorching try from Grand Slam hero Alex Cuthbert put Wales back in the game along. With Leigh Halfpenny’s unerring accuracy with the boot, Wales clawed themselves back to within a point. With 13 minutes left on the clock, it was that man again, Genia, who put Pat McCabe in after running a superb line to confirm a deserved victory.Pass master: Mike Phillips was outshone by Will GeniaKey momentFifty four seconds after the break with Wales a converted score down, Will Genia darted between three Welsh defence to leave him in a one-on-one with James Hook. Genia threw an outrageous sidestep that bamboozled the Welsh full-back and he touched down under the posts to put the Wallabies into a seemingly unassailable 17-3 lead.Star manAn easy decision. Will Genia was simply peerless, in a one-man masterclass at scrum-half. The Queensland Red was a box-of-tricks, making darting runs around the fringes, several line-breaks and giving the Australian backline quick service, including Pat McCabe for Australia’s third try. He even scored the match-defining try in a display that did little to suggest he isn’t the best halfback in world rugby on present form. Mike Phillips will be desperate to stop Genia doesn’t have a similar effect next week in Melbourne. Honourable mentions go to David Pocock and Scott Higginbotham for the Wallabies, while the lively Alex Cuthbert and metronomic Leigh Halfpenny shone for Wales.Room for improvementWales were guilty of far too many unforced errors in the first-half, with Rhys Priestland’s fumble from a high ball leading to the games opening try. After 11 weeks out, Sam Warburton was ring-rusty and outgunned at the breakdown by David Pocock who outpointed his rival in round one of the three Test Series. Pocock showed his skills as a master fetcher in a complete performance.Match winner: Pat McCabe picks the right line to scoreIn quotes WinnersAustralian captain David Pocock: “I thought Will (Genia) and Berrick (Barnes) played really well. We just got the ball in their half and then fought hard. It’s great to get the first win, we were up against a classy Welsh side tonight.”In quotes Losers LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 09: Pat McCabe of the Wallabies scores a try during the international test match between the Australian Wallabies and Wales at Suncorp Stadium on June 9, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images) center_img Wales coach Rob Howley: “We got back into the game at 20-19 and there were moments then when opportunities presented themselves we should have taken. “We have lost a Test match which we had a golden opportunity to win. We are disappointed.”Top statsAustralia made 105 tackles to Wales’ 106, while Wales made 437 metres with the ball to Australia’s 417Australia made 127 passes to Wales’ 126Dan Lydiate made the most tackles with 18, followed by Sam Warburton with 12. Prop Benn Robinson was the only Australian player to make it into double figures with 12.Will Genia was the game’s most successful ball-carrier with 116 metres made, followed by Wales’ Alex Cuthbert with 105.AUSTRALIA: Adam Ashley-Cooper; Cooper Vuna, Rob Horne (Anthony Faingaa, reversed 55, Vuna 71), Pat McCabe, Digby Ioane; Berrick Barnes, Will Genia; Benn Robinson (Ben Alexander 58), Tatafu Polota-Nau (Stephen Moore 55), Sekope Kepu, Rob Simmons, Nathan Sharpe (Dave Dennis 64), Scott Higginbotham, David Pocock, Wycliff Palu (Michael Hooper 58)Replacements not used: Nicholas White, Mike HarrisTries: Higginbotham, Genia, McCabe Pen: Barnes. Cons: Barnes. 3 Drop: Barnes.WALES: Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Scott Williams (Ashley Beck 55), George North (James Hook 28); Rhys Priestland, Mike Phillips; Gethin Jenkins, Ken Owens (Matthew Rees 51), Adam Jones (Paul James 75), Bradley Davies, Luke Charteris (Alun Wyn-Jones 51), Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton, Toby Faletau (Ryan Jones 51)Replacements not used: Lloyd WilliamsTry: Cuthbert. Pens: Halfpenny 4. Con: Halfpenny 1last_img read more

Video: St. Elisabeth’s looks to future after Sandy

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Apr 29, 2013 Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Hurricane Sandy, Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Episcopal News Service] Dennis Bellars, senior warden of St. Elisabeth’s Chapel-by-the-Sea in Ortley Beach, New Jersey, reflects on Hurricane Sandy and considers the future. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Video: St. Elisabeth’s looks to future after Sandy Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Video Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

Direct Debit Charity awards open for nominations

first_imgDirect Debit Charity awards open for nominations Charities that have achieved an increase in regular donations through direct debits are being invited to enter the 2005 Direct Debit Charity Awards.BACS Payment Schemes Ltd (BPSL) are organising the awards, which are also designed to highlight the fact that people who donate regularly through Direct Debit are more likely to make their gifts under Gift Aid.There are three awards in this their inaugural year: the Achievement Award, for the charity with the most improved (year on year) Direct Debit take up; the Innovation Award, for the most creative use of original ideas and processes to promote Direct Debit; and the Best Practice Award, for the charity achieving the highest level of organisational improvements and customer satisfaction by offering Direct Debit as an alternative payment method. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Giving/Philanthropy 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.center_img Howard Lake | 16 January 2005 | News  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Entry to all award categories is free. Entry forms can be downloaded from the awards’ website.Michael Chambers, Managing Director, BACS Payment Schemes Ltd, said: “The impact of Gift Aid cannot be understated. Earlier this year we highlighted astonishing research uncovering that charities forego income approaching £400 million a year because of donations that fail to take advantage of the tax breaks available to them. It makes sense for Direct Debit to work with charitable organisations to try and maximise the flow of funds for worthy causes.”The awards are open to all UK charities. Each winner will be presented with a trophy and all entrants will be entered into a prize draw to win a donation of £1000 to their charity.last_img read more

Money for jobs, not war on Iraq!

first_imgJune 28 — Demonstrators gathered in Durham, N.C., to oppose U.S. intervention in Iraq, calling for “No troops! No drones! No advisors! U.S. stay out of Iraq! Money for jobs and education, not for war and incarceration!” Members of the Durham branch of Workers World Party, Black Workers for Justice, Veterans for Peace and others helped to build the demonstration. The street protest received lots of supportive honks and raised fists from drivers and passers-by.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Arrested a year ago today, Sichuan website editor is wasting away in prison

first_img China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China RSF_en Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of Huang Qi, a cyber-dissident who was arrested a year ago today in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, on a charge of “illegal possession of state secrets” after posting accounts of the previous month’s earthquake on his human rights website. Still awaiting trial, Huang is now in very poor health. His wife, Zeng Li, his mother, his Beijing-based lawyer Mo Shaoping, and another lawyer went to visit him in Chengdu prison on 26 May but only Mo, who is seeking his release, was allowed to see him. Mo recently also called for the released Liu Xiaobo, an intellectual whose house arrest without trial for more than six months was illegal, he said.“We call for Huang Qi to be freed without delay as he has serious health problems and the conditions in which he is being held pose a threat to his life,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He needs access to treatment urgently. His wife’s account shows how desperately he needs help.”Zeng Li has written the following account of the prison visit:“At 10:30 a.m., after an hour’s wait, Mo Shaoping was allowed to see Huang Qi for an hour. He told us that Huang Qi has lost a lot of weight. He is worried about whether his son will pass the exam he has to sit soon to get into university. He also asked his lawyer about what is going on in the world and requested news of his friends.“In February, or thereabouts, Lu Dachun, Huang Xiaomin and 17 other people demonstrated outside the Chengdu courthouse to demand Huang Qi’s released. Seven of them were arrested, including Lu Dachun, who fell seriously ill. He was given several days of ‘bed punishment’ in the court hospital, with his legs chained. Huang Qi asked for his family to be helped and to be given legal assistance.“He also said that he has had a tumour on the left side of his chest since March. Tumours of the size of a little finder have appeared in his stomach and chest. He often has headaches, his heart often races, he is losing his sight and he only sleeps for four hours a night. His mother and I are very worried about his health.“This afternoon, I wrote a request for his release on bail and I plan to take it to the court tomorrow. According to his lawyer, the deadline for the start of his trial after receipt of the indictment on 14 January has expired.”Huang originally created his website, Tianwang (www.6-4tianwang.com), as a bulletin board for messages about missing persons. He was first arrested in June 2000, on the eve of the 11th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, for posting articles on the site that he had obtained from dissident organisations based abroad. He was finally sentenced on 9 May 2003 to five years in prison on a charge of “trying to overthrow state authority” under articles 103 and 105 of the criminal code. His wife, who had not seen him since his arrest, was not notified about the hearing in which the verdict and sentence were announced.——————————Timeline- 10 June 2008: Huang Qi is arrested in Chengdu at 7 p.m. by three people who bundle him and two other dissidents into a car. The municipal police say they know nothing about their arrests.- 16 June 2008: The authorities say he is suspected of illegally possessing state secrets. – 18 July 2008: He is charged with illegally possessing state secrets.- 14 January 2009: He receives a copy of his indictment.- 2 February 2009: His wife and his lawyers are told that his trial will begin the next day.- 3 February 2009: The trial is postponed as the authorities did not give his lawyers enough warning. News News Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more ———————————–Read “Huang Qi did what any Chinese citizen would have done in his place” Watch Liu Xiaobo before being arrested ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News News June 10, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arrested a year ago today, Sichuan website editor is wasting away in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Government breaks promise by keeping three “Black Spring” journalists in prison

first_img The deadline expired yesterday. The Cuban government promised the Spanish government, the Cuban Catholic church and the international community that within four months it would free all the prisoners still held since the “Black Spring” crackdown of March 2003. The four months were up yesterday and the promise has not been kept.Thirteen of these detainees are still in prison. They include three journalists: Pedro Argüelles Morán, Héctor Maseda Gutiérrez and Iván Hernández Carrillo. The reason for the broken promise is unfortunately known only too well. The thirteen still held are refusing to go into exile, which is the Castro regime’s condition for their release.Sending the prisoners into exile allows the regime to maintain the sentences that were imposed on the dissidents, who were convicted during the “Black Spring” trials on charges of being “enemies” and “mercenaries” in the pay of a foreign power.The international community must keep up the pressure for the release of Cuba’s political prisoners. They include one other journalist, making four in all. That is still a lot. Cuba is on the agenda of a European Parliament subcommittee meeting today. The European Union’s position must be maintained until all the prisoners of conscience have been released unconditionally.When Reporters Without Borders calls for the lifting of the U.S. embargo of Cuba that has been kept in place since 1962, it is counting on the countries of Latin America to make an effort to get Cuba to respect human rights and civil liberties.Of the 19 journalists still in prison when Fidel Castro officially transferred the presidency to his brother Raúl in 2008, 16 were released between July and October but had to leave the country immediately. They included our correspondent Ricardo González Alfonso, the founder of the magazine De Cuba. Most of the exiled journalists are now living in Spain.On those still in prison, Reporters Without Borders is particularly concerned about Argüelles. Aged 62, he is from Ciégo de Ávila, where he helped launch an independent journalists cooperative, CAPI, in 1999. Sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2003, he has been badly affected by his time in prison and is now blind. He is also mourning the death of one of his children. “I don’t want to leave my country, I am Cuban,” he said recently on Miami-based Radio Martí.Argüelles is indeed a Cuban citizen, like his compatriots who were forced to go into exile in return for their release. The Cuban authorities do not have the right to deny him his nationality because of his opinions and even less to impose the official disgrace of having to leave his own country. By doing this, the regime is violating the two UN conventions on civil and political rights that it signed in 2008 without ever ratifying.Similarly Guillermo Fariñas, the winner of the 2010 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, must be allowed to travel to Strasbourg together with the Ladies in White – the winners of the 2005 Sakharov Prize – to receive the prize on 15 December and must then be allowed to return to Cuba. News News CubaAmericas RSF_en CubaAmericas May 6, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Cuba Organisation News Newscenter_img RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Help by sharing this information New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council to go further Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Receive email alerts November 8, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government breaks promise by keeping three “Black Spring” journalists in prison October 15, 2020 Find out more October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Endorses Anthony Portantino for State Senate

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Anthony Portantino for State Senate announced today the endorsement from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in his race to succeed Carol Liu in the State Senate next year. The Brady Campaign is one of the most well-respected gun safety organization in America.We are thrilled to endorse the candidacy of Anthony Portantino for California State Senate in District 25. As an Assembly Member, Portantino led the fight and stood shoulder-to-shoulder with law enforcement to limit the open carry of firearms in public. Throughout his career, Anthony Portantino has stood for public safety and strong gun laws and he will make a great State Senator,” said Peggy McCrum, President, California Chapters The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.The Brady Campaign joins with the California Police Chiefs Association, the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs Association and the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association as public safety advocates standing with Anthony Portantino.“I am very honored and appreciative to have received the trust and support of the Brady Campaign. Given the rash of recent and senseless gun violence in America, garnering the support from an organization as discerning as the Brady Campaign, sends a very strong message as to who is trusted by those who are respected by Californians on gun safety issues,” commented Portantino.Portantino’s institutional support includes: ATU Local 1277, the Sheet Metal Workers, Local 105, CWA Southern California, LIUNA Local 777, UA Local 78, The Teamsters Joint Council 42, Los Angeles County PPOA, AFT College Staff Guild, the California Small Business Association and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers for institutional strength. More Cool Stuff Government Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Endorses Anthony Portantino for State Senate Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 | 1:49 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business Newscenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News last_img read more

More than 200 in need of emergency accommodation

first_imgPrint WhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin NewsBreaking newsMore than 200 in need of emergency accommodationBy Staff Reporter – December 30, 2014 915 Previous articleNursing body gets red cardNext article60,000 new Irish jobs now a real prospect – ISME Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.iecenter_img Facebook Email Twitter by Bernie [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up MORE than 200 homeless people needed emergency accommodation in Limerick city and county every month since June, the latest figures have shown.In the first half of December alone, emergency accommodation was provided to 205 people, mainly in the city.Figures for seven-day periods during the previous months show 211 people were placed in emergency accommodation in June; 201 in July; 212 in August; 208 in September; 218 in October and 229 in NovemberThey were mainly placed in emergency hostels, transitional accommodation and long term supported housing throughout Limerick.While acknowledging that the number of people sleeping rough throughout Limerick is “significantly lower” than other urban locations in Ireland, Limerick city and county council’s Homeless Action Team said it continues to experience “high demand” for emergency accommodation.The Homeless Action Team is based at No. 2 Church Street, St. John’s Square and is the first point of contact for people who become homeless.The service is jointly staffed by the Local Authority, Department of Social Protection and the HSE, delivering a multidisciplinary approach to solving homelessness.There are also searches for rough sleepers conducted in the city, usually after midnight, to offer accommodation and make people aware of the range of services available.Members of the public who are concerned about known rough sleepers or are aware of their movements are asked to contact the Limerick Homeless Action Team at their John’s Square base or phone them on 061 – 481212.last_img read more

Investors Prefer Flipping Over Hold-to-Rent Strategy for Third Straight Quarter

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Investors Prefer Flipping Over Hold-to-Rent Strategy for Third Straight Quarter About Author: Xhevrije West Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Investors bidding on properties online and at live events nationwide appear to prefer flipping these purchased properties more than renting them. Auction.com, LLC, recently revealed the findings from its second quarter 2015 Real Estate Investor Activity Report, a nationwide survey of real estate investors. The data collected determined that flipping is still going strong, edging out the hold-to-rent strategy for the third consecutive quarter, a trend that has been consistent since Auction.com began tracking investor intent.“Rounding out the first half of 2015, most of the country and most investor segments performed in a manner very consistent with what we’ve been seeing for about a year,” said Rick Sharga, Auction.com EVP. “We’re seeing two major trends that are driving these numbers. First, we’re seeing a return of the ‘mom and pop’ investor in the single family rental space–smaller investors with an intimate knowledge of their local markets, who are willing to buy properties that deliver long-term returns based on monthly cashflow. Second, investors focusing more and more on flipping properties in regions where prices have rebounded from the 2008 crash and inventory of homes for sale remains scarce–an almost perfect scenario for investors looking for a short-term profit.”The Auction.com investor research provides insight into real estate investment trends on a national and regional level. Factors such as price appreciation and inventory constraints continue to dictate investor strategy.”Although Auction.com’s findings for the second quarter reveal a propensity toward flipping among investors overall, investor intent varies considerably by the type of auction (live event versus online auction) and investor profile,” the report said. “Survey respondents who indicated that they were making a one-time purchase clearly preferred a hold-to-rent strategy, while respondents identifying themselves as full-time ‘real estate investors’ and those indicating that they were working on behalf of another investor favored flipping.”According to the report, investors bidding at live events are more likely to flip the properties they purchase based on survey responses collected in the second quarter of 2015. Respondents noted a preference toward flipping over holding to rent in every state where Auction.com conducted live events. The Southwest and Midwest had the widest margins of all states represented in the survey.On the other hand, Auction.com found that survey participants in online auctions generally intend to hold the properties they purchase. This was true in every region except the Northeast, where investor are more attracted to flipping. This is likely due to the region’s inventory constraints and higher purchase prices negatively impacting rental property returns.Less active investors or those indicating that they purchase one or fewer properties per year demonstrated a strong preference for renting properties, the report said. Meanwhile, flipping was prevalent among investors who purchase multiple properties per year, a preference appears to be growing among investors purchasing more than 50 properties per year. Almost 62 percent of respondents in this group favored flipping in the second quarter, an increase from 56.3 percent in Q4 2014 and 53.6 percent in Q1 2015.Click here to view Auction.com’s second quarter 2015 Real Estate Investor Activity Report. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img Tagged with: Auction.com Hold-to-Rent House Flipping Investor Strategies Investors Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago July 14, 2015 1,435 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: LenderLive Network Adds New VP of Business Development for Due Diligence Next: Foreclosure Metrics Experience More Double-Digit Declines Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Auction.com Hold-to-Rent House Flipping Investor Strategies Investors 2015-07-14 Brian Honea Investors Prefer Flipping Over Hold-to-Rent Strategy for Third Straight Quarter Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more