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Unibet integrates Gamban into self-exclusion process

first_imgTech & innovation Regions: UK & Ireland Unibet integrates Gamban into self-exclusion process Unibet has expanded its partnership with Gamban to develop a site-blocking software solution that can be integrated into its self-exclusion process in the UK. The move would represent the first of its kind in the regulated UK market, Kindred Group claims. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 10th June 2019 | By contenteditor Kindred Group’s Unibet has expanded its existing partnership with Gamban to integrate its site-blocking software into its self-exclusion process in the UK.The move will mean that players who opt to self-exclude on the Unibet will be able to block access to all gaming sites for a period between six months and five years.Kindred claims that Unibet has become the first operator to offer Gamban for a period that mirrors the self-exclusion options it offers. Elsewhere, Gamban can only be used to block access to gaming sites for 12 month periods.The blocking service will be made available to customers free of charge.“We are strong advocates for education around responsible gambling and ensuring all of our customers are able to make an informed choice,” Kindred general manager Neil Banbury explained.“All of our customers should have the tools and support they need to enjoy our products responsibly and by offering this service for free to all of our customers we are certainly taking a step in the right direction.”Gamban’s blocking software can be downloaded across multiple devices to block access to over 30,000 online gaming websites, covering both regulated operators and unregulated sites.“Self-exclusion must evolve to protect at-risk individuals from different angles – device, ID and spend,” Gamban chief executive Jack Symons said.“Unibet and its parent company Kindred, recognise the value in mirroring the duration of blocking software to the amount of time the player selects for self-exclusion, from six months up to five years.” Topics: Tech & innovation Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Penn National Gaming bounces back with record earnings in Q3

first_imgA further $136.1m in revenue came from food, beverages, hotels and other income, down 47.9% year-on-year. Of Penn’s $1.13bn in revenue, $993.6m came from gaming, down 8.7% from Q3 of 2019. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The three months to 30 September represented a significant improvement on the second quarter of the year, when revenue fell 76.9% to $305.5m and the business posted a $213.9m loss. Penn National Gaming bounces back with record earnings in Q3 Penn National Gaming saw revenue decline 16.6% in Q3, though earnings reached record highs as the business emphatically bounced back from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and launched its Barstool Sportsbook product. Regions: US 29th October 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Land-based casino Q3 results 2020 Results 2020 Read more on iGB North America. These revenue figures included activity from the first two weeks of Penn National Gaming’s Barstool Sportsbook product. The app was launched on 18 September after the operator acquired a 36% stake in media business Barstool Sports. Tags: Penn National Gaming Barstool Sportsbook Jay Snowden Email Addresslast_img read more

Leading in wartime: 5 ways CEOs should communicate with their workers…

first_img The Anatomy of Fear By Rita Men, Associate Professor of Public Relations, University of FloridaPresident Donald Trump and others have likened the coronavirus pandemic to fighting a war.As someone who studies how leaders communicate, I believe that’s an apt description. But the president isn’t the only general in this battle. America’s CEOs also have important leadership roles to play as the crisis poses a test of their ability to help their workers not only endure and stay healthy but keep them motivated and engaged as well.What’s the best way to do that?To find an answer, I reviewed 21 academic studies on executive leadership communication and conducted a textual analysis of 12 industry studies related to organizational and leadership communication during the pandemic.I discovered five key themes that may provide some insights for how CEOs should communicate with their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.1. Be transparentTransparency requires leaders to openly and proactively share relevant information to employees in a timely, frequent and digestible manner; give accurate information regarding what is happening, what the impact is and how the company is handling it; and offer clear guidance on what workers should be doing.It also means encouraging employees to speak up and share their feedback and concerns. This kind of openness fosters trustand reduces uncertainty – especially important in a crisis.In a video message to the employees, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson demonstrated this when he didn’t try to sugarcoat the losses his company has suffered in the crisis.2. Convey authenticityAuthentic leadership is not a new concept to the business community and its effectiveness in generating positive employee outcomes has been supported by a bulk of academic and industry research.While CEOs are wired to take action, tough times like the pandemic cast monumental challenges to leading an organization. In an era where uncertainties outweigh the certainties, sometimes they simply don’t know what to do.That’s okay. CEOs that authentically share vulnerability can actually demonstrate the human side of leadership. Employees look up to leaders for assurance and support. They do not necessarily expect CEOs to be superheroes.To communicate in an authentic manner, CEOs should stay true to their values and beliefs and keep their promises. They need to also be self-aware of what they’re capable of, and genuine in their communication with employees – even when they don’t know what’s going on.Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, exhibited this trait when he acknowledged to employees, “There is no instruction manual for how to feel at a time like this,” and added his own list of worries, such as the safety of his family and colleagues.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos conveyed authenticity in his letter to employees.3. Show empathyThe value of empathy was perhaps the most recurring theme in my analysis of best practices.In my own recent study that examined leadership communication during a planned organizational change – such as a merger – I found that communicating with empathy enhanced employee trust and drove commitment and acceptance to that change.The COVID-19 pandemic poses similar challenges because employees face enormous uncertainties and unpleasant emotions, such as fear, sadness, anxiety and frustration. CEOs can help reduce worker anxiety and form a bond with them by showing sympathy and standing in their shoes.Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella demonstrated this and emphasized the value of empathy in his message to employees, urging them to show “understanding for each other’s situations.”4. Put people firstThe novel coronavirus is hammering companies’ bottom lines, from productivity to profits. CEOs that put employees’ safety and health first are demonstrating their humanity.This people-centered mindset is crucial for the organization’s survival and long-term development as employees are the backbone of the organization and eventually create the organization’s competitive advantage.We have seen many examples of this during the current crisis, such as the CEOs of Bank of America, Citigroup, FedEx and Visa pledging not to lay off any workers as a result of the pandemic.5. Demonstrate optimismConveying positivity or optimism is an especially important leadership quality during challenging times, when it is easy for people to experience negative feelings and frustrations. Leaders who portray an optimistic outlook in the tone of their communications and foster positive thinking motivate and inspire employees.A good example of this is Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh, who wrote a letter to employees encouraging them to focus on the crisis’ silver lining.“One of the things motivating me through this difficult time is the idea that we can learn and adapt and adjust so we emerge stronger as a result of this test,” he wrote. The crisis “will pass. We will get through this together and be a better and stronger company as a result of it.”And at my own school, University of Florida President Kent Fuchs reminded students and staff of their “tradition of pulling together and rising to meet major challenges with optimism and determination.”During extraordinary times like the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders need effective communication skills like these to instill trust, confidence and hope in their workers – essential ingredients to winning the war.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! 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Convio offers paper on lessons from Howard Dean’s online fundraising

first_imgIn the first 180 days of using Convio’s online fundraising and targeted e-mail communications tools, the Dean campaign sent 6.5 million e-mails to supporters to keep them involved and also to solicit contributions; during this period, the organisation raised $11 million online through Convio. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Recruitment / people Research / statistics Howard Lake | 15 February 2004 | News Convio offers paper on lessons from Howard Dean’s online fundraising American online fundraising company Convio is sharing its experience and advice on how its client presidential hopeful Howard Dean made such successful use of the Internet to raise funds and mobilise supporters.The advice is available in a free download entitled “Using the Internet to Raise Funds and Mobilize Supporters: Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from the Dean for America Presidential Campaign.”“Regardless of who you support for president, there is no question that Dean for America has been phenomenally successful at leveraging the Internet,” said Gene Austin, CEO of Convio. “We wrote this white paper to help non-profits better understand how to incorporate the Internet into initiatives for fundraising, marketing, advocacy and building sustainable relationships with supporters.” Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Cyber-demonstration : more than 21,000 join in protest on Reporters Without Borders website against online censorship

first_img RSF_en Organisation News March 14, 2008 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Cyber-demonstration : more than 21,000 join in protest on Reporters Without Borders website against online censorship Reporters Without Borders thanks the 21,843 Internet users who took part in a 24-hour online protest against cyber-censorship that it organised on its website on 12 and 13 March. “Sixty-two cyber-dissidents are still imprisoned because of what they posted online. This demonstration has shown that they have not been forgotten”, the press freedom organisation said. Reporters Without Borders thanks the 21,843 Internet users who took part in a 24-hour online protest against cyber-censorship that it organised on its website on 12 and 13 March. “This cyber-demonstration has shown the public’s growing interest in online free expression,” the press freedom organisation said. “We urge Internet users to continue protesting against the different forms of online censorship imposed by 15 governments in particular. Our protest platform is still active and people can still come and demonstrate.” The more than 21,000 people who participated in the 24-hour protest brandished placards with anti-censorship slogan in virtual versions of nine countries – Burma, China, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, North Korea, Tunisia, Turkmenistan and Vietnam. More than 100,000 people connected to the Reporters Without Borders website during this period. Reporters Without Borders added: “Sixty-two cyber-dissidents are still imprisoned because of what they posted online. This demonstration has shown that they have not been forgotten.Here is the list of the “Internet ennemies”Download our Handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidentsUNESCO withdraws patronage for Online Free Expression Day Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Toulouse gunman recordings – let the media do their job!

first_img June 4, 2021 Find out more July 10, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Toulouse gunman recordings – let the media do their job! News Reporters Without Borders deplores the disproportionate and repressive reaction from the French authorities to the television channel TF1’s broadcasting of parts of the gunman Mohammed Merah’s recorded phone conversations with the police from his Toulouse apartment before he was killed in a shootout on 23 March.In particular, the media freedom organization condemns the raid carried out on the headquarters of the company that produces the TF1 programme “Sept à Huit” and the decision by the Broadcasting Council (CSA) to summon the heads of all the stations that broadcast extracts of the recordings.“Despite the January 2010 law protecting journalists’ sources, this principle has again been jeopardized,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We unreservedly support the refusal by Emmanuel Chain’s production, Elephant et Cie, to surrender the recordings to investigators. We point out that the European Court of Human Rights recently ruled against France for violating the confidentiality of sources in a case in which the authorities wanted to identify the origin of leaks about an investigation.”Investigating a “violation of the confidentiality of a judicial investigation,” members of the National Police General Inspectorate (IGPN) went to Elephant et Cie yesterday with the aim of seizing all of its recordings of the phone conversations. The day before, TF1 broadcast a number of short extracts from the conversations but said it possessed a total of four hours of recordings.“We fully understand the emotional reaction from the relatives of Merah’s victims,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But although the views of victims and their families are important, they should not obstruct the right to information in a case that has attracted a great deal of public interest. It is up to each media to take its own decision on whether or not to broadcast extracts from Merah’s conversations with the police. There is certainly nothing illegitimate about broadcasting them.“The extracts broadcast by TF1 were of undeniable news value. It was the first time the siege of Merah’s apartment was seen from anything other than the official viewpoint. The recordings offered a fuller picture of the killer’s profile and help to refute the conspiracy theories that have been circulating of late. Contrary to the CSA’s claim, they contain nothing that adversely affects the memory of the victims. And as Christophe Bigot of the Paris bar association said, they do not jeopardize the investigation.“From the legislative viewpoint, this episode has underlined the need to amend the law on the confidentiality of sources and to specify the circumstances in which exceptions are acceptable. We take note of the government’s statements on this subject and we hope it will act quickly. It is a matter of urgency. We have already voiced our concern about the abuse of searches, which need more detailed legislation.“The latest developments in the Merah case have also highlighted the difficulty of covering judicial matters in France. It is time to abolish the crime of ‘complicity in the violation of the confidentiality of a judicial investigation,” which imposes excessive restrictions on the right to information and contradicts article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.”(Picture: AFP Photo / France 2) RSF_en FranceEurope – Central Asia Organisation FranceEurope – Central Asia to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img May 10, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News Follow the news on France News News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Why Buy in Pasadena?

first_imgReal Estate Why Buy in Pasadena? By CYNTHIA TILLEMAN Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | 1:34 am 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Although Pasadena is best known as the host of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl football game, the city also boasts top-quality restaurants, great shopping and a variety of amenities. Known as the Crown of the Valley, Pasadena is a wonderful city for businesses and residents alike. Its unique size makes Pasadena a warm and inviting urban setting that lacks the worries and hassles of big cities like Los Angeles. Residents are close to their favorite shops, restaurants and entertainment and get to experience the famous Rose Parade and Rose Bowl, world-class museums, great schools and various recreation facilities, outdoor opportunities and good, sunny weather.[smooth=id:184;]PASADENA REAL ESTATE SUMMARYThe median sales price for homes in Pasadena last quarter was $564,000.(A 10.6% increase of $53,931, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 12.8% compared to the prior year.)Sales prices have appreciated 2.5% over the last five years in Pasadena.This week, the average listing price for Pasadena homes for sale on Trulia was $1,097,275. (A 0.8% increase of $8,663, compared to the prior week and a 6.5% increase of $67,053 compared to two weeks prior.)The average price per square foot for Pasadena was $422.(A 13.7% increase compared to the same period last year.)Popular neighborhoods in Pasadena include East Central, South Arroyo, North Central, North Arroyo, West Central, and Mid Central.Cynthia Tilleman, Realtor897 Granite Drive, Pasadena CA 91001(626) 825-0161 / (626) 639-1676Follow us on Twitter.com/cynthiaskornerwww.pasadenahomesbycynthia.com EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty14 Effortless Looks That Make Men StareHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Rose Queen Tryouts Start This Saturday

first_img Make a comment Business News Herbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Tryouts in the search for the next Tournament of Roses Queen and her Royal Court begin this Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at the Tournament House, 391 South Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, as the city begins preparations for the annual New Year’s Day Rose Parade.Another tryout follows on Tuesday, September 15th, at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.As many as 1,000 Pasadena-area young women enter the search each year and interview for the opportunity to represent their communities, schools, the Tournament of Roses and the City of Pasadena as ambassadors – making as many as 100 appearances before New Year’s Day.Seven young women will be named to the 2016 Royal Court by next month. Of the seven, one will be named and crowned the 98th Rose Queen on October 22, 2015.The 2016 Rose Queen and Royal Court will reign over the 127th Rose Parade and attend the 102nd Rose Tournament of Roses Parade Tryouts Start This Saturday Bowl Game on January 1, 2016.To be eligible for the 2015-2016 Royal Court, a candidate must be an unmarried female resident of the Pasadena Area Community College District and should be able to provide verification of residence. She should be a senior in high school or enrolled as a full-time student – with a minimum of 12 units – in any accredited school or college in the Pasadena Area Community College District.She must possess at least a 2.0 or C cumulative, non-weighted grade point average and must be able to provide proof of the grade.A candidate should be at least 17 years old by December 31st, 2015 and not more than 21 years old before January 5th, 2016, with no children. She should also complete an official contestant’s application and participate in one of the initial interview sessions.After the initial interview sessions, approximately 250 participants will be invited back for a second round of interviews. From that group, about 75 young women will be asked to participate in the third round of interviews. On September 30, approximately 25 of the candidates will be announced as finalists.The seven-member Royal Court will be announced on October 5 at Tournament House. The announcement and coronation of the Rose Queen is scheduled for the evening of October 22 at the Pasadena Convention Center. KTLA’s Rose Parade host and television personality, Stephanie Edwards, will emcee the event.All individuals who participate in the initial interview sessions will receive two tickets to attend the Royal Ball, a semi-formal dance hosted by the Tournament of Roses at the Pasadena Convention Center on September 18.Participants can pre-register online by submitting an application at http://bit.ly/1G2cpJQ.For more information about the events related to the Tournament of Roses, visit www.tournamentofroses.com. Community News Rose Queen Tryouts Start This Saturday From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | 2:57 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Subscribe Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Man charged after Thursday shooting

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsCrime Facebook Previous articleOPD charges man with choking girlfriendNext articleJuvenile arrested, man stable after stabbing admin Facebook By admin – April 20, 2018 Man charged after Thursday shooting WhatsApp Kavas Sueon-Dejohn Green A man was arrested Thursday and charged with five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after shooting at an occupied vehicle in Odessa, an Odessa police release states.Kavas Sueon-Dejohn Green, 19, was arrested and charged with five counts of second-degree-felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, state jail felony evading arrest or detention with prior convictions, misdemeanor unlawful carrying of a weapon, misdemeanor false identification fugitive from justice, and on three felony warrants.There were no reports of any injuries during the incident.The release states that officers responded to the area of Electric Street and Wabash Avenue on Thursday afternoon on the call of a male subject, later identified as Green, shooting at the caller. When officers arrived, Green immediately began to evade officers on foot, ultimately running several blocks into an abandoned house in the area of Hudson Avenue and Myrtle Street, the release states.Officers searched the residence and found Green hiding in a closet, in possession of a handgun, and placed him in custody, the release states, while investigation revealed that Green shot an occupied vehicle five times, with witnesses positively identifying Green as the person who shot at the vehicle.The release states Green initially gave officers a false name and date of birth but later admitted he had given a false name and date of birth, while investigation revealed that Green had a prior conviction on evading arrest. Green was arrested and charged and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. Pinterest Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

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