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first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News The Crowell Public Library Foundation, Friends of the Library and Library Staff invite one and all to celebrate the Library’s seventh anniversary with an open house on Saturday, January 24th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. Stop by to see the wide variety of services and programs the library has for seniors, teens and kids. Did you know the Library offers passport acceptance and test proctoring? Library visitors can see the work of artist Debbi Swanson Patrick in the Crain Art Gallery, named after long time librarian, Carolyn Crain. Learn about the Meet the Authors series, sponsored by the Friends of the Library and take advantage of the great bargains in the Friends Book Shoppe. Seniors can see a demonstration of Dakim Brain Fitness, made possible by the Library Foundation. Dakim is a clinically tested computer-based program with a touch screen that anyone can use. The Foundation has also recently donated 36 new library computers, all equipped with Window 8.1, 24 inch monitors and the complete Microsoft Office Suite of programs.In the children’s area, there will be face painting from eleven to two, and a demonstration of the new Early Literacy Station donated by Library Trustees Mary Hsu and Debra Sadun. This is a dynamic all-in-one digital learning solution for children ages 2-8 featuring more than 70 educational software applications spanning seven curricular areas. At 10:45 there will be bi-lingual storytime. At noon, the annual bookmark contest winners will be announced and kids can enjoy a magical performance from Abbit the Average at 2pm. Outside there will food trucks for all: The Pudding Truck, Don Chow’s Tacos and Slammin’ Sliders.Down the street at Lacy Park, enjoy a day of fun in “Snow Marino!” Fifty tons of snow will be delivered for sledding, snowballs, and snowmen. Parents can watch their kids ride the train, or slide down the giant slide. Coffee, kettle corn, and food will be sold. To participate in Snow Day, a wristband will be required. Pre-sale wristbands will be available for $7 at the Recreation Department. Admission at the door is $9. Children two years and under are free. For more information, please call the Recreation Department at (626) 403-2200. Celebrate San Marino Community Services on Saturday, January 24th!Crowell Public Library is located at 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino. For more information, call (626) 300-0777 or visit http://www.crowellpubliclibrary.org. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Childrens events Crowell Public Library’s Seventh Anniversary: A Community Services Day Library Open House and Snow at Lacy Park on Saturday, January 24 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | 9:28 pm Community News More Cool Stuff Top of the News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribelast_img read more

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Tracking Home Flipping Across the Nation Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tracking Home Flipping Across the Nation Sign up for DS News Daily September 19, 2019 1,885 Views Related Articles  Print This Post Share Save Tagged with: Home Flipping Investment ROI Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. The volume of single-family homes and condos flipped during Q2 2019 was up 12.4% from the prior quarter, but down 5.2% from a year ago, according to ATTOM Data Solutions. Homes flipped during the quarter represented 5.9% of all home sales during the quarter, which is down from the post-recession high of 7.2% in Q1 2019.Additionally, homes flipped in Q2 2019 generated a gross profit of $62,700—a 2% increase from the previous quarter and 2% below last year’s numbers. The gross profit from the homes flipped in Q2 2019 is a 39.9% ROI compared to the price it was purchased for, which is a sight decline from the ROI of 40.9% from the prior quarter. ATTOM states returns on homes flipped have dropped six-consecutive quarters and eight out of the last 10. Returns currently stand at the lowest level since Q4 2011.“Home flipping keeps getting less and less profitable, which is another marker that the post-recession housing boom is softening or may be coming to an end,” said Todd Teta, Chief Product Officer at ATTOM Data Solutions. “Flipping houses is still a good business to be in and profits are healthy in most parts of the country. But push-and-pull forces in the housing market appear to be working less and less in investors’ favor. That’s leading to declining profits and a business that is nowhere near as good as it was a few years ago.”Although the home-flipping rate fell nationally from last year, several markets posted big gains in the share of homes flipped. Raleigh, North Carolina, led the nation with a 72% increase in home flipping, followed by fellow Tarheel State market Charlotte, which saw a 54% increase. Atlanta, Georgia, posted a 46% increase, San Antonio, Texas, saw home flipping jump 46%, and Tucson, Arizona, recorded a 43% hike.  Investors are thriving in Scranton, Pennsylvania, as it leads the nation in gross ROI at 134%. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has gross ROIs of 132.5%, and is followed by Reading, Pennsylvania (129.3%); Kingsport, Tennessee (104.1%); and Augusta, Georgia (101.1%). ATTOM states it took an average of 184 days to complete a flip in Q2 2019, which is a slight increase from 180 days the prior quarter and 183 days last year.  The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home Flipping Investment ROI 2019-09-19 Mike Albanese Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News, REO, Secondary Market Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Industry Reacts: Fed Cuts Rates Again Next: Knox Capital Invests in a360inclast_img read more

first_imgHome » News » Associations & Bodies » NLA launches new campaign previous nextAssociations & BodiesNLA launches new campaignReinventing Renting: helping landlords enhance their business.The Negotiator16th December 20150631 Views The National Landlords Association (NLA) has launched its latest campaign, Reinventing Renting, which identifies opportunities for landlords to enhance their lettings businesses.Reinventing Renting is designed to help landlords transform their businesses into more successful profitable enterprises and it contains lots of useful resources, guides and presentations, including how to:Choose the right investmentImprove financial planningExpand portfolios and maximise gainsReduce exposure to a range of risks associated with letting property, such as impending interest rate rises, rent arrears and rogue tenants.The campaign focuses on supporting landlords who are struggling to turn a profit by exploring different business approaches and tenant markets, while providing assistance for landlords looking to make their business more profitable.It comes as the Summer Budget and Autumn Statement announcements could seriously affect profitability within the sector.Reinventing Renting also defines some of the good and bad characteristics of being a landlord through its ‘Vogue or Rogue’ section.Carolyn Uphill, Chairman of the NLA, said:“As the leading landlord association we’re here to provide landlords with all the tools and information needed to make a success of letting.“Over the next few months, Reinventing Renting will look at some of the key issues for landlords and provide support and tips to improve the way they run their business.“The campaign has something for both new and experienced landlords and will be particularly useful for those who are struggling to make things work or worried about how the changes to mortgage interest taxation will affect them in the future”.For more information visit www.landlords.org.uk/reinventingrentingNLA NLA latest campaign Reinventing Renting National Landlords Association supporting landlords Vogue or Rogue December 16, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’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 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more

first_img Google+ TAGSanxietyBeWellIndianacoronavirusCOVID-19depressionfreeIndianaindiana family and social services administrationmental healthpandemicwebsite Pinterest Twitter Previous articleAAA: Low gas prices expected to drop even furtherNext articleGroup to protest conditions at Westville Correctional Facility Tuesday Brooklyne Beatty New Indiana website launched, offers mental health resources (Photo Supplied/BeWellIndiana.org) A new website has been launched to help Hoosiers with mental health.The website, BeWellIndiana.org, was started by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration and will provide Indiana residents with free mental health resources that have been vetted by experts.This comes after an increase in anxiety, depression and other mental health issues caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and includes resources for both first-time issues as well as pre-existing mental health concerns.The website offers information ranging from coping mechanisms, crisis counseling, how to self-monitor for signs of stress, domestic violence resources, substance use disorder and recovery, and tips for helping children, youth and teens. All resources were curated by the FSSA’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction.There are also resources on homeschooling tips, ways to work from home, information on coping with a job loss and addressing medical questions and concerns.“We acknowledge how the fear and anxiety about the coronavirus can be overwhelming and trigger strong emotions and reactions in adults and children,” said Jennifer Sullivan, M.D., M.P.H., FSSA secretary. Our hope is to help Hoosiers cope with that stress so that they can be better for themselves, their families and their community.” CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Twitter Google+ By Brooklyne Beatty – April 28, 2020 0 592 WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgThe mitotic spindle, an apparatus that segregates chromosomes during cell division, may be more complex than the standard textbook picture suggests, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).The findings, which result from quantitative measurements of the mitotic spindle, appear in the journal Cell.The researchers used a femtosecond laser to slice through the strands of the organelle and then performed a mathematical analysis to infer the microscopic structure of the spindle from its response to this damage.“We’ve been using this nanosurgery technique to understand the architecture and assembly of the spindle in a way that was never possible before,” says Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard, who co-authored the study. “It’s very exciting.”The spindle, which is made of protein strands called microtubules, forms during cell division and segregates chromosomes into the daughter cells. It was previously unclear how microtubules are organized in the spindles of animal cells, and it was often assumed that the microtubules stretch along the length of the entire structure, pole to pole.Mazur and his colleagues demonstrated that the microtubules can begin to form throughout the spindle. They also vary in length, with the shortest ones close to the poles.“We wondered whether this size difference might result from a gradient of microtubule stabilization across the spindle, but it actually results from transport,” says lead author Jan Brugués, a postdoctoral fellow at SEAS. “The microtubules generally nucleate and grow from the center of the spindle, from which point they are transported towards the poles. They disassemble over the course of their life span, resulting in long, young microtubules close to the midline and older, short microtubules closer to the poles.”“This research provides concrete evidence for something that we’ve only been able to estimate until now,” Brugués adds.Mazur and Brugués worked with Daniel Needleman, assistant professor of applied physics and molecular and cellular biology at Harvard, and Valeria Nuzzo, a former postdoctoral fellow in Mazur’s lab at SEAS, to bring the tools of applied physics to bear on a biological question.The team used a femtosecond laser to make two small slices perpendicular to the plane of growth of the spindle apparatus in egg extracts of the frog species Xenopus laevis.They were then able to collect quantitative data on the reconstruction of the spindle following this disruption and precisely determine the length and polarity of individual microtubules. Observing the speed and extent of depolymerization (unraveling) of the spindle, the team worked backwards to compile a complete picture of the beginning and end points of each microtubule. Finally, additional experiments and a numerical model confirmed the role of transport.“The laser allowed us to make precise cuts and perform experiments that simply were not possible using previous techniques,” says Mazur.With further inquiries into spindle architecture, the researchers hope that scientists will one day have a complete understanding, and possibly even control over, the formation of the spindle.“Understanding the spindle means understanding cell division,” notes Brugués. “With a better understanding of how the spindle is supposed to operate, we have more hope of tackling the range of conditions — from cancer to birth defects — that result from disruptions to the cell cycle or from improper chromosomal segregation.”The research was supported by the National Science Foundation and by a fellowship from the Human Frontiers Science Program.For additional information, contact Caroline Perry at [email protected]last_img read more

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 9, 2015 Related Shows Sierra Boggess David Hyde Pierce Tony and Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce stopped by Late Night on November 11 to chat with Seth Meyers about returning to New York for his stint on The Good Wife and directing the upcoming Broadway show It Shoulda Been You. The new musical will light up the Great White Way this spring at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre—where he made his Broadway debut in 1982. It was a different time back then, he explains. A time when Times Square was just lots of “whores and dead people.” OK, maybe off-brand Elmos aren’t so bad. Pierce describes the tuner by Barbara Anselmi and Brian Hargrove as a “farce with a heart,” with an all-star cast to boot. Watch as he sings the praises of Tyne Daly, “great Broadway star” Sierra Boggess, David Burtka and fellow Frasier alums Harriet Harris and Edward Hibbert.center_img Star Files It Shoulda Been You View Commentslast_img read more

first_imgRenewable generation in Germany outpaces coal and nuclear combined in first half of 2019 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Independent:Renewable sources of energy produced more electricity than coal and nuclear power combined for the first time in Germany, according to new figures.Solar, wind, biomass and hydroelectric power generation accounted for 47.3 per cent of the country’s electricity production in the first six months of 2019, while 43.4 per cent came from coal-fired and nuclear power plants.Around 15 per cent less carbon dioxide was produced than in the same period last year, according to figures published by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in July.Black coal use fell by 30 per cent compared to the first half of 2018, and lignite – a coal-like substance formed from peat – fell by 20 per cent. However, over the same period, electricity production by natural gas rose by 10 per cent.Professor Bruno Burger, of the Fraunhofer ISE, said the drop in coal use was the result of a market-driven “fuel switch” from coal to gas. He attributed the switch to low gas prices combined with a rise in the cost of carbon dioxide allowances in the EU Emissions Trading System.Renewables accounted for 40 per cent of Germany’s electricity consumption in 2018, according to government figures.More: Renewable energy providing more electricity than coal and nuclear power combined in Germanylast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 21-year-old Farmingville man was killed when he crashed his SUV on a Long Island Expressway service road in Medford early Monday morning.Suffolk County police said Kyle Mueller was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee eastbound on Express Drive South when he lost control of the truck, which left the roadway, drove through a guardrail and into several trees near North Ocean Avenue shortly after 1 a.m..Mueller, who was driving alone at the time, was pronounced dead at the scene. His Jeep was impounded for a safety check.Sixth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information to call them at 631-854-8652.last_img read more

first_imgMaybe it’s because I hit one of those depressing milestones the other day when the young lady whom I was buying tickets from at the Museum of Natural History coyly asked if there was anyone I was buying tickets for who was 60 or older? Considering that my twin brother wasn’t on line and my daughters were the only ones with me, I can only assume she was talking about me even though I don’t look a day over 49 ½.But as this article underscores issues surrounding the elderly and financial mismanagement are  getting more and more attention. A suggestion by a researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia is to authorize and encourage the sharing of information among financial institutions about potential financial exploitation  in much the same way they have been encouraged to share information about potential money laundering and terrorist activity since passage of the Patriot Act in 2001. I want to be absolutely clear here. Currently sharing such information among financial institutions is illegal. This is a suggested policy which would require amendments to federal law in order to take effect. Would this be worth the risks?The first question we have to answer is what exactly we are seeking to prevent? If our goal is to prevent  criminal financial exploitation then the existing framework may well be good enough.  State laws either mandate reporting by  or protect financial institutions that  choose to report suspected abuse.  And federal law keeps getting more and more robust more and more robust. Financial institutions can   file Suspicious Activity Reports specifically dealing with elder financial exploitation and  S.2155 included provisions that will soon start shielding institutions from lawsuits when they report suspected exploitation provided they comply certain training requirements. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool vs Arsenal TV channel, live stream, time, odds, team news and head-to-head Head-to-head in last five meetings 24 Aug 2019 – Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal – Premier League29 Dec 2018 – Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal – Premier League03 Nov 2018 – Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool – Premier League22 Dec 2017 – Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool – Premier League27 Aug 2017 – Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal – Premier League MORE: Jurgen Klopp names the Liverpool youngsters with the ‘perfect amount of hunger’ ahead of Arsenal clashMORE: Juventus scout three players during Liverpool win over Tottenham Hotspur Advertisement Commentcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 10:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link36Shares Jurgen Klopp and Unai Emery meet again on Wednesday night (Picture: Getty Images)Liverpool take on Arsenal in the fourth round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday night at Anfield as they both look to join the likes of Manchester City and Leicester City in the quarter-finals.The Reds are coming off a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday, while the Gunners were held to a 2-2 draw by Crystal Palace on the same afternoon.It has been a difficult time for Arsenal boss Unai Emery, struggling for consistent results and dealing with the backlash to captain Granit Xhaka’s clash with fans at the weekend.Klopp has no such troubles, sitting top of the Premier League table and looking to unleash his promising youngsters in front of his home crowd.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhat time is Liverpool vs Arsenal?The match is at 7.30pm on Wednesday 30 October at Anfield.What time is Liverpool vs Arsenal on and is there a live stream?Sky Sports Football will be showing the game live with coverage starting at 7pm.Subscribers will be able to stream the action on Sky Go or on the Sky Sports app.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityLiverpool vs Arsenal oddsLiverpool 2.04 (21/20)Draw 4 (3/1)Arsenal 3.75 (11/4)Odds courtesy of Betfair ExchangeTeam newsLiverpool are set to pick a number of youngsters for the contest, including Caoimhin Kelleher, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott and Rhian Brewster.First team players that have been struggling for game time are also likely to play, including Naby Keita, Adam Lallana and Joe Gomez, although Joel Matip and Xherdan Shaqiri are out injured.Arsenal will also be turning to youth, resting the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette up front, with Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli coming in. Advertisementlast_img read more