Housing Market Weathering Ongoing Headwinds

first_img Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Delinquency Rates Nationwide U.S. Housing Market 2016-06-28 Brian Honea The national U.S. housing market is sustainable, despite slower-than-expected household formations and the slowdown in energy sector jobs, according to the latest Health of Housing Markets report from Nationwide Insurance.Much of the reason for the optimism lies in the fact that delinquency rates are down nearly across the board and are zeroing in on pre-bust levels, Nationwide reported.  Though the report did not cite specific numbers, graphics indicate heartily decreasing delinquency rates in almost all markets eat of the Mississippi, with notable declines in the Northeast and Florida.Steady declines in delinquency in the western half of the U.S. were also generally good, though delinquency rates were on the rise in that far southwestern ends of Arizona and California.Regionally, however, the housing markets in the vast majority of metropolitan statistical areas were deemed sustainable, suggesting that most local housing markets are unlikely to see declines in the near term.  Job and mortgage market conditions steadily improved as well, helping to boost housing sustainability in much of the country, the report stated.”We are seeing positive signals for homeowners, as well as local economies, in most metro areas.”David Berson, SVP and Chief Economist, NationwideHowever, there are some job concerns. Energy sector slowdowns are weighing on job growth and housing sustainability for a number of metros in energy-intensive areas, especially in North Dakota, Wyoming, and Texas. Nationwide’s assessment matches very closely to stats released by Arch Mortgage Insurance Tuesday that housing markets in these areas are at higher risk for seeing price declines over the next two years.Overall, though, the health of the U.S. market remained steady at just north of 100 on Nationwide’s index. The current value of 104.3 is the lowest level in two years, but an index value over 100 suggests “that the national housing market is healthy, with lower chances of a housing downturn over the next year as the index moves increasingly above the 100 break-even value,” the report stated.”We are seeing positive signals for homeowners, as well as local economies, in most metro areas,” said David Berson, Nationwide’s senior vice president and chief economist. “The drop in serious mortgage delinquency rates supports sustainable home price gains and housing activity. The more sustainable housing markets should allow for positive feedback loops in local economies, with strengthening job and income gains for residential real estate agents, mortgage bankers and home improvement workers.” Home / Daily Dose / Housing Market Weathering Ongoing Headwinds Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing.  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago tweet Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morgan Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Housing Market Weathering Ongoing Headwinds June 28, 2016 1,652 Views Previous: Millions of Boomers Prefer to Rent Next: Demand Retreats Despite Stronger Fundamental Drivers Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Delinquency Rates Nationwide U.S. Housing Marketlast_img read more

Cellar-dwelling TWU shocks Saints 2-1, ends unbeaten streak at 13

first_imgThe Selkirk Saints probably knew their winning streak would come to an end someday.But against the last-place Trinity Western Spartans?The Fraser Valley gang scored goals in the first two periods, then held off a late Selkirk rally to edge the Saints 2-0 in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey action Friday at the Castlegar Arena Complex.The loss ends the Saints unbeaten streak at 13 games.Selkirk owns the BCIHL record for the longest winning streak in league play. “We came out slow tonight, gave up a pair of goals directly off turnovers and couldn’t generate the offensive chances that we needed to get back in the game,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois after the loss.”TWU battled hard all night and took full advantage of a couple of mental errors on our part. Hopefully we’ll take some hard lessons from tonight and come back with a strong effort on Sunday.”Cody Stephenson in the first period and Trevor Beaupre with a power play marker in the second was all the scoring Trinity Western would need.TWU then turned the game over to netminder Tim Zwlers who stopped all but one of the 48 shots fired at the Spartans by the Saints.Connor McLaughlin is the lone Saint to beat Zwlers.The Saints still lead the BCIHL standings by five points over Simon Fraser University.Selkirk travels to Eastern Washington on Sunday for a 3 p.m. faceoff.last_img read more

Foster carers sought across Co Donegal

first_imgTusla-Child and Family Agency has launched a new public information campaign to recruit more foster carers across Donegal, and to dispel the myths around foster care eligibility.The campaign is Tusla’s first national fostering campaign and it aims to dispel misconceptions about who can foster a child, and encourage people from all walks of life to consider providing a loving stable environment for a vulnerable child.Tusla National Fostering Week, which takes place on October 14th-20th is being supported by the Irish Foster Care Association. Tusla National Fostering Week will include a range of public awareness events. Tusla Donegal will hold a fostering information evening on Wednesday 16th October at 7pm in Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Co Donegal facilitated by Fostering Social Workers and Foster Carers. Those wishing to attend can contact 074 9123701 to register their interest.Speaking at the launch of Tusla National Fostering Week, Chief Executive of Tusla, Bernard Gloster, said: “Tusla National Fostering Week is an opportunity to dispel common misconceptions about foster care. We are looking for foster carers from all walks of life to provide loving, stable environments for children who, due to life experiences can’t live at home.“It only takes one person to change a child’s life. I would encourage anyone who feels they can provide a stable and safe family environment for a child to think about fostering and join the 4,254 Tusla foster carers around the country that open their homes to 5,521 children.”Across Donegal, 144 foster carers open their home to 208 children.  Gerry Hone, Area Manager, Tusla said foster carers make a huge contribution to local communities by caring for children and supporting them in participating in schools, sports clubs and other activities.He said “There is a critical need to have a diverse range of foster carers available who can meet the individual needs of each child. The child’s needs are identified from listening to the views of the child, their parents and families and from other professionals who know the child.“There are many myths of who can and can’t foster but every child is different and their needs for foster care can be in an emergency, for respite, short term or long term. Anyone who has thought about fostering can come along to one of our events or contact us so we can discuss any queries they have.”People in Donegal who would like to find out more about fostering can call 1800 226 771, email [email protected] or visit for more details.Foster carers sought across Co Donegal was last modified: October 5th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfamiliesfosterTUSLAlast_img read more

Chelsea have to be patient with youthful squad

first_imgTammy Abraham and Mason Mount have been in great formChelsea have endured a stuttering start to the 2019/20 campaign, prompting concerns among the fanbase that the club are on the verge of taking a huge step backwards under Frank Lampard. Maurizio Sarri lasted only one season at Stamford Bridge, despite guiding his side to the Europa League crown along with a third-place finish in the Premier League.Lampard’s impressive campaign with Derby County in the Championship was enough to convince the Blues’ hierarchy to put faith in him, despite the levy of a transfer embargo against the club, limiting his ability to make changes to the squad especially after the departure of Eden Hazard. Chelsea’s team has had a youthful look in the early stages of the campaign and it has been reflected in their results on the pitch.They received a hammering at the hands of Manchester United before being held at the Bridge by Leicester City, although the Blues were at the mercy of the visitors’ finishing in the second half. Even a victory over Norwich came with the caveat of conceding two first-half goals.Chelsea’s last home game was perhaps their most concerning. Tammy Abraham’s brace put them in control against newly-promoted Sheffield United on home soil, but the Blades fought back to earn a point courtesy of a late own goal from Kurt Zouma. Their defensive woes are becoming common knowledge and were highlighted on the Betfair blog before the contest as an area where United could expose the Blues. It has to become a priority for Lampard to remedy if his side are to compete at the top of the table with a top-four place a minimum requirement.They dispatched Wolves in impressive fashion, but they still conceded twice in that match so Lampard has failed to address these issues over the international break, although the attack is certainly in red-hot form.The problems at the back are putting greater pressure on Chelsea’s youngsters in the final third. Mason Mount and Abraham have both hit the ground running in their first experience of the top flight. Abraham came into the campaign with an excellent reputation in the Championship, scoring a hatful of goals for Bristol City and Aston Villa over the last two years. The 21-year-old has already notched seven goals to his name this term, and a 20-goal season would be a fine starting point for a player on the rise, especially ahead of Euro 2020.Tammy Abraham is the first Chelsea player aged 21 or under to score three consecutive Premier League braces.⚽️⚽️ vs. Norwich⚽️⚽️ vs. Sheffield Utd⚽️⚽️ vs. WolvesWhat No.9 curse?— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 14, 2019Mount was extremely impressive for Derby under Lampard’s stewardship last season. His play from the middle of the park has already caught the eye of Gareth Southgate, handing him his first England cap. Mount has the pace and creativity from deep to become a star in the Premier League, but the Blues cannot afford to put a huge weight on his shoulders at the age of 20. The same can be said of Christian Pulisic, who will be expected to grow throughout the term as he adjusts to life in the English top-flight following his move from Borussia Dortmund.Much like Pulisic, there will be hope that the defensive issues are resolved with more time on the pitch. Kurt Zouma, who has spent the last two seasons out on loan, has seen himself installed as first choice given Antonio Rudiger’s injury along with David Luiz’s exit. Andreas Christensen has experience, but is only 23 and is not infallible, while Fiyako Tomori has only played three times in the Premier League. Rudiger’s return will hopefully settle down the back four – or back five as we saw against Wolves – over the course of the season. There will be further issues across the pitch, but Chelsea’s hierarchy have to give Lampard time to work with a team that is in transition.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndolast_img read more

Final bow for Miriam Makeba

first_imgTamara O’Reilly Iconic jazz singer Miriam Makeba is immortalised in the minds and hearts of people across the globe who will remember her as a charismatic performer, a fervent anti- apartheid activist and an export who maintained her African identity.Makeba, 76, suffered a fatal heart attack on Sunday 9 November in a clinic in Italy shortly after a performance in the southern Italian town of Caserta. That final concert was a tribute to Roberto Saviano, a writer whose life is being threatened by the Italian mafia for his written indictments of their activities.Mama Africa, as she was affectionately known over the years, was born in Johannesburg in1932.“People gave me that name. At first I said to myself: ‘Why do they want to give me that responsibility, carrying a whole continent?’ Then I understood that they did that affectionately. So I accepted. I am Mama Africa,” she said in a 2005 interview with French news agency AFP.With her powerful voice and signature combination of jazz and South African township rhythms, she was also often referred to as the “Empress of African Song’’.She began her professional career as the vocalist for South African group The Manhattan Brothers while they toured internationally in the late 1950s, and later formed her own group, The Skylark.During this time she also starred in several musicals, but it was her performance in the anti-apartheid documentary Come Back Africa that gave her her first big international break. An invitation to the premier of the film in Italy paved the way for her ensuing stay in London, where contact with influential music industry players saw her sign a record deal and release songs such as “Pata Pata,” “The Click Song” (“Qongqothwane” in Xhosa), and “Malaika” that today are instantly recognised as hers. In her lengthy career went on to release more than 20 albums.Although she saw herself as a singer and not a political activist, her outspoken participation in anti-apartheid activities made her an icon of the struggle. In 1960 her South African citizenship was revoked by the South African government, and she spent the next three decades in exile in the US and Europe. After testifying at the UN Special Committee on Apartheid in 1963, calling for an international boycott on South Africa, even her songs were banned in the country.“Throughout her life, Mama Makeba communicated a positive message to the world about the struggle of the people of South Africa and the certainty of victory over the dark forces of apartheid colonialism through the art of song,” said South African Foreign Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on her passing.Coming homeIn 1990, with the advent of democracy and South Africa’s policies becoming more acceptable internationally, Makeba was persuaded to return home. She soon became immersed in performing and took on the role of the mother of Sarafina in the hit movie of the same name, which dealt with the 1976 Soweto Uprising.In 1966 she became the first black African to win a Grammy Award, for Best Folk Recording. The winning song highlighted the plight of South Africans living under apartheid together. Her 2000 album titled Homeland earned her yet another Grammy nomination in the Best World Music category.Makeba served as a goodwill ambassador for South Africa and won several awards for her contribution to peace. Among them was the Gold Otto Hahn Peace Medal by the United Nations Association of Germany in Berlin.“It was accordingly befitting that with the dawn of peace, democracy and justice in South Africa, our government saw it fit to appoint her goodwill ambassador of our country through which she continued to communicate a positive message to the world about developments in South Africa,” said Dlamini Zuma.“In this context, the Ministry Foreign Affairs will miss her invaluable contribution to efforts aimed at projecting a positive image of our country abroad.”Makeba officially retired from the limelight following a worldwide tour in which she visited all the countries she lived in during her exile. In her lifetime she had nine passports and was made honorary citizen of ten.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Tamara O’Reilly at [email protected] linksMiriam Makeba biography African Music Encyclopedia Unofficial Miriam Makeba websitelast_img read more

AP source: Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Anthony agreed to waive his no-trade clause to complete the deal, which was first reported by The Vertical.Phil Jackson spent the latter part of his time in New York making it clear he wanted to move Anthony. But a deal was difficult because the 33-year-old forward has two years and about $54 million left on his contract, along with the ability to decline any trade.He had long maintained that he wanted to stay in New York, but the constant losing and a chance to play with a talented lineup convinced him it was finally time to go.After making the postseason each of his first 10 seasons, he has been on the sidelines the last four years and said at the end of last season his priority was a chance to win. He wouldn’t have that in New York, where the Knicks are emphasizing youth and have little proven talent with which to surround Anthony.But he is close with Westbrook and George and should fit in nicely. He can possibly settle into the spot-up shooter role he’s played in the Olympics, where he’s won a record three gold medals and is the career scoring leader for the U.S. men.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight In this April 4, 2017, file photo, New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (7) checks in as coach Jeff Hornacek, left, watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in New York. An AP source said agreed on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, to trade Anthony to the Oklahoma Thunder.  APNEW YORK, United States — Carmelo Anthony won’t be at Knicks training camp after all. He’ll be in Oklahoma City, joining Russell Westbrook and Paul George in a loaded lineup.The Knicks agreed to trade Anthony to the Thunder on Saturday, saving themselves a potentially awkward reunion next week with the player they’d been trying to deal since last season.ADVERTISEMENT The trade ends an unfulfilling 6 1/2-year run in New York for Anthony, where he could never shake his reputation of an elite scorer who can’t carry a team to a ring. The Knicks made the playoffs his first three seasons and reached the second round in 2013, when Anthony led the league with 28.7 points per game. But after that they never seriously proved they could do anything consistently beyond make headlines.And Anthony was right in the middle of that, with constant trade speculation after Jackson’s criticism of Anthony’s game. Jackson and the Knicks parted ways in June and though the Knicks kept looking, team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry told Anthony they wouldn’t accept a trade that would hinder their plans to rebuild through youth.It didn’t help that Anthony had told the Knicks he would accept trades only to Houston and Cleveland, but a deal was finally found when he agreed to add Oklahoma City to his list of destinations.Anthony moved into the top 25 on the NBA’s career scoring list last season, and maybe the Thunder can help him reach elusive team success.Jackson noted that the Knicks hadn’t been able to win with Anthony, though one division title and three playoff berths give Anthony the best resume of anyone who played for the team in the 21st century.He had higher aspirations when he began pushing Denver to trade him to New York in 2010. But the Knicks gave up much of their young talent and future assets to get him, hindering their ability to fortify the team around their leading scorer in recent years.Anthony averaged 22.4 points last season and made his 10th All-Star Game, though that was the second straight season he finished well off his career average of 24.8 per game.Kanter, a 6-foot-11 center from Turkey who was the third pick of the 2011 draft, has averaged 11.3 points for Utah and the Thunder. He posted a video thanking the Oklahoma City community and imploring the Thunder to beat Golden State.“It’s a new adventure for me. New York, so please pray for me,” he said.McDermott has averaged 8.0 points and will be playing for his third team since being selected with the No. 11 pick in 2014. /cbb LATEST STORIES Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201701:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City New York will get Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a draft pick, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced.The Knicks had said just a day earlier that they expected Anthony to be there when they reported for camp Monday. But it was clear they didn’t want him anymore and he no longer wanted to be in New York, where he arrived with so much hype that was never fulfilled in February 2011.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe rarely had a championship core around him in New York but jumps right into one in Oklahoma City along with Westbrook, the NBA MVP, and fellow All-Star George, who was acquired from Indiana this summer.Anthony will see his old teammates soon: The Knicks open the regular season at Oklahoma City on Oct. 19. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Watch: Victory crushed by Oscar’s Shanghai SIPG

first_imgAFC Champions League Melbourne Victory crushed by Oscar and Hulk’s Shanghai SIPG Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 03:05 2/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) AFC Champions League Nasaf Ulsan v Kawasaki Frontale Kashiwa Reysol v Tianjin Tianhai Shanghai SIPG v Melbourne Victory Kitchee v Jeonbuk Motors Nasaf v Al Wasl Esteghlal v Al Hilal Al Sadd v Persepolis Al Ain v Al Rayyan Al Hilal Melbourne Victory Tianjin Tianhai Kawasaki Frontale Al Sadd Persepolis Shanghai SIPG Esteghlal Ulsan Kashiwa Reysol Jeonbuk Motors Kitchee Al Wasl Al Rayyan Al Ain Shanghai SIPG had no problems continuing their winning start to AFC Champions League Group F, beating Melbourne Victory 4-1 on Tuesday. Brazil stars Hulk and Oscar led the way as Shanghai SIPG cruised to a 4-1 win over Australian side Melbourne Victory in the AFC Champions League, while Jeonbuk Motors thrashed Kitchee 6-0.Hulk gave hosts Shanghai the lead in the 27th minute from the penalty spot after Wu Lei – who then scored their second just before the break – had been fouled in the area.Oscar then took over in the second half, netting either side of Besart Berisha’s penalty for the visitors to take Shanghai on to maximum points from two games in Group F Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player That leaves Shanghai two points clear of Ulsan, who beat Kawasaki Frontale 2-1.Shanghai SIPG maintain their perfect start to the #ACL2018 and are sitting pretty at the top of Group F!— AFC Champions League (@TheAFCCL) February 20, 2018But the most impressive win on Tuesday came in Hong Kong, as Kitchee were comprehensively beaten 6-0 by Jeonbuk – striker Adriano scoring a hat-trick, while Kashiwa Reysol and Tianjin Quanjian drew 1-1 in Tuesday’s other Group E clash.Persepolis’ unbeaten run was ended at 22 games across all competitions, with the Iranian side beaten 3-1 away to Al Sadd, who themselves secured a seventh successive triumph.Baghdad Bounedjah stole the show, scoring a brace to continue his remarkable recent run of form, taking his tally to 10 in his last eight appearances.That result leaves Al Sadd three points clear at the top of Group C, with Persepolis and Nasaf – who beat pointless Al Wasl 1-0 – already with ground to make up.In Group D, Al Ain and Al Rayyan drew 1-1 to leave them on two points apiece, while Esteghlal took charge by beating Al Hilal – who had goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi sent off – 1-0..last_img read more

2010 Trans Tasman – Day 1

first_imgMen’s OpenAustralia suffered it’s first defeat of the series in the Men’s Open division going down 6-3 to a very quick and fierce New Zealand outfit.The game was played at lightning speeds going end to end in the first half, until Australia scored first with Australian Flag Bearer, Jamie Stowe, crossing out wide to record the first for the match. New Zealand hit back with the next three touchdowns to lead at half time 3-1.The second half saw speeds matching the first half but this time with a short dumping of rain made it difficult to keep balance and ball in hands. Both teams made numerous handling errors.New Zealand scored first, but then Australia put two quick touchdowns to be down by 1, but could keep hold of the game. New Zealand scored two touchdowns leading into the end of the game to record a three touchdown victory.New Zealand Wrap up Women’s OpenAustralia recorded its second win of the series with the Women’s Open with a hard fought 4-1 win. Australia took after the Mixed in scoring off the tap off, and posted two more touchdowns shortly after to lead the first half 3-1. Australia found it difficult to get out of their half at times with numerous penalties around the ruck. Australia was the only team to score in the second half. The rain came down heavy for a couple of minutes making the ball very slippery for both teams and players losing their footing. Australia won by three touchdowns.New Zealand Wrap up Mixed OpenThe Australian Mixed team, after a 3-0 whitewash in Wollongong (April 2009), started the Australian campaign off well with a 8-6 win. Australia came out firing, scoring touchdowns off their first three sets of six to lead 3-1. Australia continued its scoring ways, scoring the next three touchdowns to lead 6-1 at one stage. New Zealand scored just before half time to bring the score a little closer.The second half started New Zealand’s comeback as they got within one touchdown of Australia, behind 7-6 with only minutes to go. Australia scored late in the half to record a two touchdown win.New Zealand Wrap up read more

Industry Heavyweights Join Forces in Promoting Scrubbers

first_imgzoomScrubbers; Image Courtesy: Wartsila The supporters of exhaust gas cleaning technology (scrubbers) have joined forces to support the uptake of the technology ahead of the 2020 Sulphur Cap.Namely, companies from the cruise and commercial shipping sectors, have created the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020).The founding members of the alliance include including Blystad Group, Cargill, Carnival Corporation, DHT Holdings, Eagle Bulk Shipping, Eastern Pacific Shipping, Frontline, Golden Ocean Group Limited, Grimaldi Group, Hunter Group ASA, Navig8 Group, Okeanis Eco Tankers, Oldendorff Carriers, Safe Bulkers, Spliethoff, Star Bulk Carriers, Torm and Trafigura.As informed, the mission of the alliance is to “provide information and research data to better inform industry, national and international authorities, non-governmental organizations and the public on the environmental performance and benefits of open- and closed-loop Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) and associated air and water emissions.”CSA 2020 believes that scrubbers will make a substantial difference to the ports and ocean environments in which their ships operate and will promote global environmental progress – especially the goal of reducing the health impact from airborne sources, which is at the heart of the 2020 IMO regulation.last_img read more

CAP turns to a Senate committee after multiple snubs from federal government

first_imgAnnette FrancisAPTN NewsAfter being left off the guest list at a number of meetings between the federal government and other national Indigenous organizations, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) has decided it will turn to the Senate for help.National Chief Robert Bertrand appealed to the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples to explain what CAP does, and why it should not be left out of [email protected]@aptnafrancislast_img