Is COVID-19 Really Causing Migration to Suburbs?

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Andy Beth Miller is an experienced freelance editor and writer. Her main focus is travel writing, and when she is not typing away from her computer at her home in the Hawaiian Islands, she is regularly roaming the world as a digital nomad, and loving every minute of it. She has been published in myriad online and print magazines, is a fan of all things outdoors, and finds life (and all of its business, technological, and cultural facets) fascinating in their constant evolution. She is excited to spectate as the world changes, and have a job that allows her to bring a detailed account of those constant shifts to her readers at home and abroad. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2020-10-16 Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Reports that COVID-19 is causing a migration from urban centers to suburbs abound, but are those stories entirely accurate?First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming recently revealed his insights regarding those rumors about pandemic-driven migration in America. Specifically, Fleming weighed in on whether or not the COVID-19 pandemic has really driven an acceleration in residents moving from the cities to the suburbs in droves.  According to recent media reports, the pandemic has sparked a mass migration from urban areas to the suburbs. While it is a fact that many Americans may indeed be feeling cramped in cities and wanting the increased space that the suburbs offers (especially for those who have now been relegated to working from home due to COVID-related safety measures), Fleming believes that this is not the sole catalyst for the shift toward the suburbs that we are currently experiencing.  In fact, data shows that this shift has been happening for awhile, but has perhaps just been made more pronounced in light of the pandemic. Other factors that have led Americans to literally make a move has been lifestyle considerations that cause the suburbs to be far more attractive than cities, such as having a greater chance at being able to actually purchase a home in these lesser expensive areas. This is especially true among the millennial set. But FirstAm consulted their data to see if it in any way confirmed that the pandemic has possibly accelerated this trend. Fleming summarizes their findings: “While our analysis may not yet confirm the widely discussed pandemic-driven sprint to the burbs, faint signals of a jog are picking up pace.” While FirstAm’s study did not 100% prove that suburban housing markets have strengthened at a disproportionally faster rate when compared with urban markets directly as a result of the pandemic, the increasing house price appreciation in suburban zip codes does seem to reveal that demand is increasing (and is indeed higher than supply) in the suburbs. FirstAM aims to further delve into the nuances of this study and topic on its next episode of its podcast, REconomy.  The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles October 16, 2020 1,363 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Andy Beth Miller in Daily Dose, Featured, News Home / Daily Dose / Is COVID-19 Really Causing Migration to Suburbs? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: FHFA Releases Mortgage Relief Data for July Next: Tracking the Week’s Forbearance Activity Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Is COVID-19 Really Causing Migration to Suburbs? Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Strabane Cllr defends party colleague over lack of funding for town

first_img Pinterest A Strabane SDLP Cllr is defending Northern Irelands Environment Minister after the town was bypassed for funding to revamp derelict buildings in urban areas.This week it was announced that £1 million would be allocated to revamp town centres in the North, but Strabanes application was deemed unsuccessful.But Cllr Patsy Kelly has claimed that Minister Alex Attwoods hands were tied.He says the Environment Minister applied for £5million, but was only given £1million, and that’s why Strabane missed out….[podcast][/podcast] Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Google+center_img Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Strabane Cllr defends party colleague over lack of funding for town NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly News Previous articlePeople in Donegal urged to attend anti-austerity protest in SligoNext articleDeputy Doherty says Government has straddled future generations News Highland By News Highland – February 8, 2013 Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Painful reflection of life as it shouldn’t be

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Depressed by plunging stock markets and the prospect of war with Iraq? Wellcheer up, The Office is back for a new series. All of us will have come acrossreal-life versions of David Brent, the hideous back-office boss portrayed inthe sitcom. Brent considers himself the epitome of the progressive caring, sharing,charming and team-playing manager. But to the onlooker, he is not onlyself-deluded but boorish, sexist, selfish and inadequate. It is tempting to dismiss bosses like Brent as the remnant of an out-of-dateworkplace culture that is gradually giving way to progressive people managementpractices. Yet the reason The Office is so successful is precisely because itoffers a painful reflection of where working life appears to be going, not whereit has been. Despite the HR emphasis on the importance of employee ‘buy-in’ andcommitment, people management is being styled as much by structural change inthe economy as by efforts to construct a progressive psychological contract atwork. The typical private sector organisation is now quite small – only 30 percent have more than 50 staff – and even in larger commercial or public bodiesgreater autonomy has shifted to back-office units or teams. As a result the employment relationship is becoming more personalised. Thismakes life very difficult for people whose bosses don’t come up to scratch.They will find themselves stuck with the likes of Brent – incompetents who putjobs at risk – or will have managers so ambitious or fearful of their own superiorsthat they adopt a crudely intense management style. This ultra-personalised workplace presents a major challenge to the HRprofession. Most managers adopt the language of HR, even if only at the level of cliché:”My people are my greatest asset,” proclaims Brent in the openingscene of the very first episode of The Office. But even where words are acted upon there is no guarantee that this willtranslate into a positive and productive workplace environment. This is because the HR message tends to be addressed to organisations in afairly simplistic practice-orientated way: introduce this or that method ofmanagement and you will get more out of your people. What is often missing is afocus on the spark of human relationship needed to bring life to the body ofpractice. It is vital, therefore, that the HR profession places as much emphasis oneffective people management relations as it does on effective people managementpractices. Maybe then The Office of today will not be the workplace of tomorrow. Comments are closed. Painful reflection of life as it shouldn’t beOn 8 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

John Mayer, The Nth Power’s Nick Cassarino Join Forces At Intimate New York City Performance [Video]

first_imgOn Saturday night, The Nth Power guitarist Nick Cassarino and guitarist/vocalist Noam Dworman offered up an intimate performance at New York City’s Olive Tree above the Comedy Cellar. During the set, Cassarino welcomed guitarist John Mayer for a trio of collaborative tunes. Cassarino and Mayer were joined by comedian Sherrod Small, as well as a horn section of Coleman Hughes and Max Boiko for parts of Mayer’s sit-in.The surprise of the night began as Cassarino was offering up a cover of Michael Jackson‘s “Man In The Mirror”. During the song, Mayer suddenly appeared, sitting down with his guitar beside Nick and Sherrod Small. The guitarists continued forward with a take on the traditional blues number “How Blue Can You Get (Downhearted)”, as Cassarino and Mayer traded off impassioned guitar solos in the intimate club. To round out Mayer’s surprise appearance, the guitarists worked through a soul-lathered rendition of Bill Withers‘ “Ain’t No Sunshine”, accompanied by Hughes and Boiko on their horns.Luckily, there’s fan-shot video for those who were unable to attend, which you can watch below:Nick Cassarino & John Mayer – Olive Tree NYC – 5/11/2019[Video: Dear Marie BR]Nick Cassarino & John Mayer – Olive Tree NYC – 5/11/2019[Video: Reghu Rn]Nick Cassarino has a number of upcoming tour dates on the books with The Nth Power. You can check out the full list here.Mayer is currently gearing up for Dead & Company’s 2019 summer tour, which will kick off in Mountain View, CA with two nights at Shoreline Amphitheatre on May 31st and June 1st before heading south for two shows at the storied Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA on June 3rd and 4th.See below for a full list of Dead & Company’s 2019 tour dates. For ticketing and more information, head to the band’s website.Dead & Company 2019 Summer Tour Dates:FRI 31-May Mountain View, CA Shoreline AmphitheatreSAT 1-Jun Mountain View, CA Shoreline AmphitheatreMON 3-Jun Los Angeles, CA Hollywood BowlTUE 4-Jun Los Angeles, CA Hollywood BowlFRI 7-Jun George, WA The Gorge AmphitheatreSAT 8-Jun George, WA The Gorge AmphitheatreWED 12-Jun Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music CenterFRI 14-Jun Chicago, IL Wrigley FieldSAT 15-Jun Chicago, IL Wrigley FieldTUE 18-Jun Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts CenterTHU 20-Jun Camden, NJ BB&T PavilionSAT 22-Jun Foxborough, MA Gillette StadiumSUN 23-Jun New York, NY Citi FieldWED 26-Jun Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube LiveFRI 28-Jun Charlotte, NC PNC Music PavilionSAT 29-Jun Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at LakewoodTUE 2-Jul Dallas, TX Dos Equis PavilionFRI 5-Jul Boulder, CO Folsom FieldSAT 6-Jul Boulder, CO Folsom FieldView Tour Dates[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

PVC names baseball, softball, tennis all-stars

first_img GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest Posts Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all)center_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 ELLSWORTH — The Penobscot Valley Conference has announced its all-stars for baseball, softball and tennis for the spring season, and Hancock County is well-represented.Class C BaseballFrom the Bucksport Golden Bucks, Tyler Maguire, Josh Gray, Asher Bowden and Carter DeRedin were named to the first team, Jack Cyr and Jake Gauvin to the second team and Mike Cowing was named Coach of the Year.From the George Stevens Academy Eagles, Finn McMahon-Allwine was named to the first team and Anthony Bianco and Kelsey Allen to the second team.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textJacob Shorey was a first team selection from the Sumner Tigers and Issiac Christiansen received honorable mention.Class C SoftballAlanna Davis, Kim Nason, Debbie Wight, Bri Bires and Sami Goode earned first team honors and Tyler Dupont was named to the second team from the Bucksport Golden Bucks.From the Sumner Tigers, Jennie Daley was named to the first team.Class D SoftballFrom the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners, Katie Haskell, Morgan Shepard and Abby Knowlton earned first team honors.Class B Boys’ TennisLuke Horton of the Mount Desert Island Trojans was named Player of the Year.From the Ellsworth Eagles, Evan Toothaker and the doubles duo of Anthony Gardner and Jarred Whitney were named to the first team, and the doubles pairing of John Fendl and Kyle Lima to the second team.From Ellsworth, Ben Haslam earned second team honors in singles and coach Brian Higgins shared Coach of the Year honors.Class B Girls’ TennisFrom MDI, Madeline Cook was named Co-Player of the Year, the doubles duo of Sierra Bloom and Mackenzie Myers earned first team honors and coach Ben Rowell was named Coach of the Year.From Ellsworth, Olivia Mora and the doubles pairing of Lauren Hale and Josie Schmale were named to the second team.Class C Boys’ TennisFrom the George Stevens Academy Eagles, Alex Heilner was named player of the year and the doubles duo of Ed Lameyer and Luke Theoharidis were named to the first team; Tate Yoder and the duo of Tim Dentino and Beowulf were named to the second team; and Nate Boechat received honorable mention.From Sumner, Shamus Russet was named a third team all-star.Class C Girls’ TennisFrom GSA, Charlotte Reiter and the duo of Adrian Van der Eb and Madi Politte were named to the first team, and Maggie Keating was named to the second team and Sophia Chen was named third team honors.From the Sumner Tigers, Hannah Fleming was named to the second team, Tianah Johnson to the third team and Phoebe Herrington received honorable mention. First team honors went to Julia Tardy and Sequoia Johnson of Sumner in doubles.From the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners, Allison Cormier was named to the third team.Boys’ All-academic honors went to Luke Krebs, Teryn Miller and Sam Walker of MDI; Jinran Tian, Tianjian Yuan and Xingjian Gong of GSA; and Nick Dunham, Douglas Heanssler and Andrew Turner of DI-Stonington.Girls’ All-academic honors went to Madeline Cook and Sierra Bloom of MDI; Charlotte Reiter of GSA; Sequoia Johnson of Sumner; and Megan Weed and Sasha Zembrusky of DI-Stonington.An Earlier version of this article excluded Ben Haslam, Coach Brian Higgins both of Ellsworth, Julia Tardy and Sequoia Johnson of Sumner and Sophia Chen of GSA.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Biolast_img read more

Ladbrokes – Social Responsibility will drive new Scottish Football sponsorship

first_img Ladbrokes marketing has vowed to place social responsibility at the forefront of its renewed Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) sponsorship.The bookmaker has been the title sponsor of the SPFL since 2015, and yesterday confirmed that it had renewed the partnership for a further two seasons of Scottish football, in a deal reported to worth £5 million.As lead SPFL sponsor, Ladbrokes details that it will promote ‘responsible gambling’ throughout its marketing initiatives associated with Scottish football.Ladbrokes renews its SPFL sponsorship, as Scottish football league governance has been criticised for its reliance on sponsorship from betting firms.In 2017 John Rankin PFA Scotland Chairman stated that ‘gambling was rife within Scottish Football’, and that the players’ union had concerns related to athletes, managers, coaches and chairmen.Addressing concerns, Ladbrokes details that it will continue to work with SPFL governance, promoting safer gambling standards in football and within Scottish society.SPFL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster, backed Ladbrokes support for Scottish football, stating“We have enjoyed a superb partnership since they first came on board in 2015 and are confident that will continue and flourish until 2020 and hopefully beyond“We are aware of our social responsibilities as a senior professional league in Scotland and will continue to promote a message of responsible gambling in conjunction with Ladbrokes.”Ladbrokes Coral Group CEO Jim Mullen, personally backed SPFL and Ladbrokes social initiatives, stating that they were critical to the sponsorship’s renewal and ongoing success.“We knew when we started the sponsorship that we were associating with a sport that is followed with passion and dedication and it has proved to be an excellent partnership.“We also want to make sure that it reflects that gambling should be fun, not a problem, and that is why our continued sponsorship will enable us to promote responsible gambling and work with clubs to ensure that the integrity of the sport is upheld.“We take our role as a sponsor seriously and we take our role to help customers keep gambling fun just as seriously.” FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 StumbleUpon GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit Sharelast_img read more