first_imgGuinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL.gh)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileGuinness Ghana Breweries Limited manufactures and markets a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for the Ghana domestic market and for international export. Its product offering includes spirits, beers, lagers and stouts as well as ready-to-drink products. Popular brand names include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Orijin Zero, Ciroc Ultra-Premium Vodka, Johnnie Walker Reserve Scotch Whisky, Ron Zacapa Rum, Malta Guinness, Star Lager, Gulder, Alvaro, Ruut Extra, Orijin Bitters, Smirnoff Ice and Smirnoff Double Black Ice. The company was originally founded to produce Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, otherwise known as Guinness. Its non-alcoholic beverage, Malta Guinness, is extremely popular and has captured 70% of the Ghana non-alcoholic beverages market. Guinness Ghana Breweries is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc. and is based in Kumasi, Ghana. Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS South Africans Jaque Fourie and Fourie du Preez still feature for the Boks while playing their rugby in Japan, but there are others who are out there potentially rebuilding. Peter Grant and Andries Bekker are out there while still-young Frans Steyn staged a walkout with the Boks and is now just a Japanese club player, while Schalk Burger will be a Sungoliath. Stranger things have happened than such players heading back to Super Rugby.It would be naïve to suggest that all of these guys are involved in Japanese rugby just to sup at the Fountain of Youth. But prolonging a career and smoothing out some old knocks could be a lovely by-product of chasing eastern coin and who knows, the local lads and Brave Blossom stalwarts could continue to raise their game thanks to these foreign interlopers. Back in black: Jerome Kaino has returned to the All Blacks’ starting team after a stint playing in Japan We ask a former All Black now in Japan: can an ‘easier’ few seasons in Japan make you great on the international stage again?center_img So hold on. Japanese rugby is easier, so you can, like George Smith, come right back in to Test rugby after kicking back for a while?Thomson, affectionately known as the Wooly Mammoth around Dunedin, explains: “I already feel regenerated since moving to Japan, myself. When I left in 2012 I was pretty beat up from back-to-back super rugby and internationals. Coming to Japan I have had the benefit of a five-month preseason. Five months (worth of work) over only six weeks back home (in New Zealand) is massive. I can’t remember if I have ever felt physically better prepared for rugby and the results are showing with personal bests in fitness testing and feeling great on the field. I don’t know if I want to come home but I have no doubt that I would be physically ready to do so if the desire arises.”This must be good news for coaches who have seen their players head to the Far East.While Japanese players have clearly benefited from playing alongside internationals – though we cannot deny the input of good coaches like Eddie Jones and the future input of Steve Borthwick, Robbie Deans, Gary Gold and Rob Penney for Japanese kids playing pro rugby – it is the big internationals who may be more happy that they may have some ‘rejuvinated’ old hands set to come back.All smiles: Eddie Jones has enjoyed his time in Japan, while the country has improvedIt is rumoured in France that Israel Folau will snub the French Top 14 to sign up to play in Japan in the near future. Off course, there are a few big players there already.All Blacks Richard Kahui, Anthony Boric and Isaia Toeava do not have long left in Japan, should they refuse to renew current contracts and lauded team player George Whitelock is leaving Crusaders to join Panasonic Wild Knights. What’s going on in Japan? While players are heading over there for short stints, some cash and some rugby the Brave Blossoms are improving on the international stage.There are vast sums of money there, big international players are scattered throughout the Top League, and now the Japan national side are into the top ten of the IRB’s official world rankings. Most probably some still snigger about the level of rugby being played there, but while the Japanese have a truncated domestic calendar, things are undoubtedly improving.Here is the anomaly: many playing over there tell of less-bruising competition and less rugby in general, but the country have the 2019 World Cup coming, Japanese stars are filtering into Super Rugby and further afield while Super Rugby players are now prepared to travel to Asia instead of Europe. This is all promising stuff, but now big players southern hemisphere stars are coming out the other end as well, ready to play at the top of international rugby again.Look at Jerome Kaino.The all-action back-rower recently returned to the Auckland Blues after a stint in Japan just after winning the 2011 World Cup with the All Blacks. There were doubts about whether he could hack it at the top again, but Steve Hansen recalled the breakaway for the recent Test series against England and he thrived, starting all three matches.This guy had gone to Japan, a suspected retirement home for Test men, and instead has returned in better shape than almost any other 31-year-old smasher. What’s the deal?International draw: Adam Thomson drags Irish defenders with him for the All Blacks in 2012“Jerome was able to rejuvenate the body while working on skills with decreased physicality in the Japanese league and I think we are seeing the benefits of the man being healthy and hungry again,” former All Black No 8 and current Canon Eagle Adam Thomson tells Rugby World.“Jerome has coped very well with his return from Japan to NZ rugby because he is a world-class player and unmatched when physically fit and on top of his game. By the end of 2011 the demands on him were huge and the physical toll of playing that style of rugby will eventually wear you down. Japan has given him the opportunity to refresh in a new environment.”last_img read more

first_img Ag Aid Package Coming Soon Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Aid Package Coming Soon The USDA may soon roll out a plan to provide relief to farmers this week. Reuters reports the plan may be unveiled soon, as part of the billions of dollars in funding made available to farmers and ranchers through the CARES Act.USDA sources say the initial plan will include direct payments to farmers, using CARES Act funding, and other resources.The CARES Act includes $9.5 billion in dedicated disaster funding, along with $14 billion to replenish the Commodity Credit Corporation. However, USDA previously indicated the CCC funding cannot be used until later this summer.The CCC has $6 billion in borrowing authority left out of $30 billion allowed annually, until June 30. The $9.5 billion is expected to be used to assist livestock producers, along with fruit and vegetable growers, and those who sell direct to consumers.USDA expects to announce additional aid phases as funding becomes available later this summer. By NAFB News Service – Apr 15, 2020 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleEthanol Industry Enduring More Headwinds as Stocks Reach New All-Time HighNext articleWhere to Turn for Help With Small Business Administration Forgivable Loans NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

first_img Côte d’IvoireAfrica Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the “gratuitous and inexplicable” harassment of the daily L’Expression by the police for the past two weeks because of its coverage of opposition demonstrations last February in the west central city of Gagnoa and because it provided video footage of the ensuing violent reaction to the French TV news station France 24.“Our newspaper is being made to pay for its independence,” L’Expression editor Dembélé Al Séni told the press freedom organisation yesterday by phone from the Abidjan headquarters of the Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DST), the police intelligence department where he was being interrogated.“Our credibility is proven,” Séni continued. “I suppose the authorities want us to toe the line. They are asking us all sorts of questions. Who finances the newspaper? Which political faction do we support? Where do we get our information? What are our intentions? But they have not denied any of the facts we reported. The demonstrations were widely covered in the press. Why are they picking on us?”Reporters Without Borders said: “We urge the Ivorian authorities, especially the DST, to explain why they keep summoning L’Expression’s staff for questioning. The newspaper’s correspondent in Gagnoa did a serious job of reporting. Harassing its staff in this manner is not normal.”After responding to a summons to present themselves to DST headquarters at 8:30 a.m. yesterday, Séni and L’Expression’s Gagnoa correspondent, David Gnahoré, spent the entire day there being interrogated by DST chief César Negbé and were not released until late in the evening. They were told to return at 11 a.m. today.Gnahoré already received a summons to report to police headquarters in Gagnoa on 7 May. While being questioned at the DST two days later, his home was searched and his laptop was taken away. It still has not been returned to him.Séni said the authorities are accusing L’Expression of “inciting violence” and “disseminating false information.” The offending article, published in the 20 February issue, was headlined: Mama militia opens fired: 5 dead, 19 wounded.”Another L’Expression journalist was summoned for questioning at the national gendarmerie’s department of investigations at the start of May over a report about an arms cache discovered in Abidjan. RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections RSF_en October 29, 2020 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alertscenter_img Côte d’IvoireAfrica Reports November 27, 2020 Find out more to go further May 26, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police hound staff of daily over coverage of opposition protests News October 16, 2020 Find out more Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Newslast_img read more

first_imgGatherings PCDA Raises More Than $100,000 at its Harvest Moon Gala The annual soiree benefitted children with autism and other developmental challenges From STAFF REPORTS | Photography by BAUMLE STUDIOS Published on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | 7:36 pm 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff 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. Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img 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 Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) hosted its Seventh Annual Harvest Moon Dinner and Art Auction on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at the home of Mario and Therese Molina in South Pasadena. The event had 350 people in attendance and raised more than $100,000 for the children and young adults receiving services at PCDA, doubling the net proceeds of last year’s event.Attendees were treated to passed hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, live music by a quartet from Pasadena Symphony, and a gourmet dinner prepared by celebrated chef Claud Beltran. The evening kicked off with a silent auction and ended with a rousing live auction lead by auctioneer Jim Ciccolo. The theme of the gala was “Designing for the Future,” representing PCDA’s enduring commitment to providing high-quality services to children and young adults with autism and other developmental challenges.Two awards were presented during the evening’s festivities. The PCDA Achievement Award was presented to Jamaal Clipps, a recent graduate of PCDA’s Teen Club. Clipps was diagnosed with autism at the age of three and received services at PCDA from age six to 18. During that time, he developed friendships, worked on his social skills and learned to be more independent. He is now attending Pasadena Community College and hopes to become a police officer. Carolyn Watson was honored with the PCDA Humanitarian Award for her ongoing support of the organization. She is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and parent of a PCDA alumnus. In addition to the award, the new Carolyn Watson Creative Arts Scholarship Fund was unveiled. The fund will help provide adapted music and art lessons to children of all ages and abilities.The event was attended by several local politicians and dignitaries including U.S. Congressmember Judy Chu, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, South Pasadena Mayor Robert Joe, former Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, former Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, Alex Keledjian from Supervisor Antonovich’s office, and Lieutenant Tracey Ibarra and Lieutenant Jesse Carrillo from the Pasadena Police Department. Event sponsors included Lockton Insurance, Odom and Kate Stamps, The Harvey and Ellen Knell Foundation, The Burketriolo Family Foundation, United Agencies Inc. and Capital Group, among others.About Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA)PCDA is a nonprofit organization that offers a range of multidisciplinary screening, evaluation, therapy and specialized services for children and young adults, birth through 21 years of age, and their families, when there is any concern regarding development or behavior. This includes children with a diagnosis of autism, intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, premature birth, genetic syndromes and/or other developmental or behavioral concerns. Utilizing a DIRFloortime® relationship-based approach, PCDA is an innovator in multidisciplinary team services and training that recognizes the importance of supporting the whole child and special relationships with parents, siblings, other caregivers and friends. For more information, call (626) 793-7350 or visit www.pcdateam.org. Follow PCDA on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

first_img David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected]  Print This Post Lori Eshoo founded National Tax Search (NTS) in 1997 and serves as the company’s President and CEO. She has 34 years’ experience in commercial and residential property management, valuation, and tax compliance. During her first 15 years in the industry, Eshoo served as National Account Manager for Real Estate Tax Services and as Tax Manager with VMS Realty Partners. Eshoo has been recognized for her entrepreneurial excellence and innovative vision through the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and has received ABA Stevies Awards for the International Women Entrepreneurs in Technology and Best Entrepreneur in Business under 100 Employees.Eshoo recently spoke with DS News about the challenges occurring within the single-family rental space, how the industry is changing, and what investors should know before they enter this sector of the market.What trends are you are seeing within the single-family rental space?Risk continues to grow as it relates to the products that I manage for owners or lenders. The market is changing over on the government side. Within that, property tax—highest liability, highest expense for a real estate owner—changes.Agencies are not as willing to negotiate with property owners, and taxes are moving very quickly, which they have not in the past. Markets are changing overnight every year. They’re shortening their timeline in which they’re taking delinquent taxes.The typical foreclosure process for a lender takes 120 days. Within that timeline, however, if they’re not aware of what’s going on with their non-escrow loan and they don’t act until closer to the end, they could have lost that asset to tax sale within that timeline. You must understand every area of the country and what elements you need to pay attention to so that you don’t get into a risky situation and lose your asset.How do you keep on top of that sheer volume of information?We have an entire agency department that has been gathering data for over 21 years. We go through a thorough review of all the data elements for each new loan or asset that comes in. What do we need in order to manage and pay property taxes, down to penalties and interest? How do we get the information? Can we get it automated or not?Depending on what state you’re located in, you’re either in a tax-sale state or a tax-lien state. There are two different processes. In tax-sale, they’ll sell your taxes to a buyer and you normally have a redemption period. Even as an investor, if it is sold, you still have some time to redeem it back. In a tax-lien state, it may take longer, but by the time it’s in that process, the asset is gone. You have no time to redeem. You really have to understand the timing and what state you’re working with. That’s what we do all day long.We update 90 days before each first installment, throughout the year. We’re asking specific questions for thousands of agencies, undertaking all of the detailed administrative work. For instance, who do we make the checks to? In addition to that, we ask questions about the tax-sale process—has it changed, is it changing? We gather extremely detailed data so our clients don’t have to.What are some of the challenges that you see as far as continuing to evolve and adapt to working in this space?The biggest area that we’re focused on with our client base is the tightening and shortening of timelines in which your risk will occur. Managing property taxes, we’re on top of that every year. We know things are moving. In Cook County, where we’re located, your second installment is due in August. The tax sale of that second installment will go as quickly as December, whereas residential comes after commercial and that was always a year after first-quarter tax sale. It’s very quick.We’re seeing that across all areas, but the other area is HOA in super-lien states. Times are changing. Management companies are going to take more of a role and move through the foreclosure process quickly, which is going to cause more risk for investors.The other challenge is PACE loans, which are an administrative nightmare. A lender may say, we don’t want to insure any loans that have PACE involvement. Well, the problem with PACE loans is that you can search a property at the time you are underwriting and it may not have a PACE loan. But who’s to say the owners can’t take it out two months later? There’s no notification to a lender that this property owner is taking out this loan, but it affects the overall property taxes because it will be assessed as a special assessment to your property tax. It can be a span of 5-25 years of paying back these loans. Then these loans transfer, property transfers, and the buyer is not aware of it. There’s a lot of confusion around PACE loans and the overall management and administration of that product. We research and manage PACE loans to reduce risk for our clients.What is your advice for investors looking to enter the single-family rental investment space?Have a thorough underwriting of each one of your assets as you’re boarding. You’re buying portfolios and you may pick and choose and say, do a snapshot of my risk on these portfolios. That will give you an idea of what you’re buying into, but once you’ve purchased the property, you need to do a thorough delinquency search, check on your HOA, and make sure there’s no PACE loan assessed as a special assessment.Once you complete that review, then you will know what you’re managing. If you do have a delinquent or sold tax out there, we’ll give you the timeline you have to rectify that situation before you lose your asset. It may not be tomorrow. You may have two years before you have to do anything, but you need to be aware of what you own and what you’re dealing with.Is there anything you wish that more people understood about your job?It’s complex and high liability. We offer a kind of “insurance.” As a property owner, move that risk off to us as your trusted specialists. We take on your risk. We know what we’re doing, and we have some of the industry’s most comprehensive data. We have decades’ worth of experience getting the necessary information. It’s why so many portfolio owners and lenders turn to us to reduce their risks. Subscribe Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Lori Eshoo National Tax Search Property Taxes rental investments Single Family Rental 2018-05-18 David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: William Mueller Joins Equator as National Sales Director Next: Freddie Mac Appoints John Krenitsky as CCO About Author: David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, Journal, Newscenter_img Managing Risk in Real Estate Investment Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago May 18, 2018 2,262 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Managing Risk in Real Estate Investment Tagged with: Lori Eshoo National Tax Search Property Taxes rental investments Single Family Rental Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesSC Upholds Patna HC Order Directing Husband To Pay Rs.20K Per Month To Wife As Condition For Anticipatory Bail [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 Oct 2020 9:02 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has dismissed a husband plea against the Patna High Court direction to pay Rs. 20,000 to his wife monthly, as a condition for granting anticipatory bail.In this case, the husband had approached the High Court seeking anticipatory bail apprehending arrest in a Domestic Violence Complaint filed by his wife. While disposing his pre-arrest bail plea, the court noted that a…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has dismissed a husband plea against the Patna High Court direction to pay Rs. 20,000 to his wife monthly, as a condition for granting anticipatory bail.In this case, the husband had approached the High Court seeking anticipatory bail apprehending arrest in a Domestic Violence Complaint filed by his wife. While disposing his pre-arrest bail plea, the court noted that a divorce case between the parties is pending. Therefore, the High Court allowed the plea, but by imposing a condition that he should pay Rs. 20,000 to his wife monthly. Though he filed an application seeking modification of the order, the same was dismissed.Assailing these orders, the husband approached the Apex Court contending that the proceedings for grant of anticipatory bail is not the correct proceedings to grant maintenance and the High Court is not the appropriate forum to decide the issue of maintenance while hearing anticipatory bail application.He also contended that he is not in position to pay a monthly maintenance to the Respondent in lieu of the anticipatory bail due to his financial situation.He relied on the judgment in Munish Bhasin & Ors. v. State (Government of NCT of Delhi) & Anr. (2009) 4 SCC 45 to contend that conditions that can be imposed should be (i) to secure the presence of the accused before the investigating officer or before the Court, (ii) to prevent him from fleeing the course of justice, (iii) to prevent him from tampering with the evidence or to prevent him from inducing or intimidating the witnesses so as to dissuade them from disclosing the facts before the police or Court or (iv) restricting the movements of the accused in a particular area or locality or to maintain law and order etc. It was pointed out that, in the said judgment, it would be beyond jurisdiction of the power conferred on Court under section 438 of the Code, to subject an accused to any other condition. In the said judgment, the Court had set aside the direction of the High Court requiring a husband to pay maintenance to his wife and child while granting anticipatory bail to him and his parents with reference to the complaint filed by his wife. We see no reason to interfere with the impugned order passed by the High Court, the bench comprising Justices NV Ramana, Surya Kant and Krishna Murari observed while dismissing his SLP.Case: Mohan Murari vs. State of Bihar [ Diary No(s).20961/2020] Coram: Justices NV Ramana, Surya Kant and Krishna Murari Counsel: Adv Vaibhav Choudhary, AOR Lzafeer Ahmad B. F. Click here to Read/Download OrderRead Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Calls for resolution to Wage Subsidy maternity debacle By News Highland – May 19, 2020 Twitter Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest There are calls for a cross-party agreement to end the exclusion of women returning from maternity leave from the Wage Subsidy Scheme.Currently, women returning from maternity leave are excluded on the grounds that, despite being employees, they were not on their employer’s payroll on February 29th.Donegal Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn says the Finance Minister has the ability to make these changes without requiring immediate change to primary legislation.Therefore, he says its time he acted:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/padlkjlkljmaternity1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleRedcastle to Gleneely Road closed for much of todayNext articleMagee Medical School officially given green light News Highland last_img read more

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) —  A storm in the western United States is bringing heavy rain, gusty winds and mountain snow from California to the Rocky Mountains this morning.Heavy rain from the storm brought flash flooding to San Francisco on Saturday prompting road closures in parts of the city. North of the Bay Area, 5.75 inches of rain was reported in Hobergs, CA. Gusty winds also downed some trees in the area. In the Sierra, snow has already accumulated up to 8 inches this morning. Snow totals through Monday could reach as much as 3 to 4 feet. This will cause significant travel delays in the mountain passes.Heavy rain in northern California will continue to bring the threat for rock slides and landslides today. Additionally, there is a threat for avalanches in parts of the Sierra, especially near the Lake Tahoe Area. There is an avalanche warning in this area through the morning hours of Sunday.This storm is about to move eastward today, and part of this overall system will emerge from the Rockies late tonight and rapidly change the weather for the central and eastern U.S. over the next few days. Winter Storm warnings remain posted for the Sierra today and winter weather advisories are in effect for parts of the Rockies and upper Midwest.By tomorrow morning, a new low pressure system will quickly move into the upper Midwest and bring some snow to parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The morning commute in those regions could be treacherous with snow falling heavily at times.Ahead of the low pressure, heavy rain is expected to develop. Especially in parts of the northeast U.S. where snowfall was heavy just 1 week ago, the combination of rapid snow melt and locally heavy rain could bring some localized flooding.As the storm moves into Canada, the extended cold front will become quite powerful and stretch deep into the southern U.S.The impacts of this cold front are both in precipitation and in temperature. First, ahead of the cold front, warm mild air will allow temperatures to rapidly rise into the 50s and 60s — especially on Tuesday.For parts of the east coast — especially in the northeast — that will be a nice welcome. However, the approaching cold front will bring rain, which could be heavy at times and bring 1 to 2 inches of rain, especially in the northeast U.S.As the cold front passes, temperatures will plummet. It is looking more and more likely that there could be a 20 to 30 degree temperature difference within just a few hundred miles on Tuesday in parts of the southern and eastern U.S. as can be seen between New Orleans, 68 degrees, and Dallas 38 degrees, on Tuesday morning.In New York it will be in the upper 50’s on Tuesday, but on Wednesday, temperatures will be the upper 20’s and low 30’s.The global forecast models are now also indicating that a decent amount of precipitation will linger behind the cold front.This should result in some notable weather drama, with parts of the southern and eastern U.S. going from mild rain to a mix of cold and snow. Even in the northeast U.S., it is now appearing that a burst of snow is likely on Wednesday morning. The result of this combination of events is locally 1 to 2 or more inches of rain in parts of the eastern U.S. and locally 6 inches of snow in parts of the upper Midwest through Tuesday.On Tuesday night and into Wednesday, a quick burst of snow could bring a couple of inches to parts of the northeast which could cause problems for the Wednesday morning commute. Behind this front, the door will open in the Midwest for very cold air with temperatures crashing. Wind chills could go as low as -20 and -30 in parts of the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin.The good news is that this cold blast doesn’t look long-lived, and it seems to fall apart to some degrees as it heads to the eastern U.S. late next week. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgWith the vast majority of property searches now starting online, as reflected by the fact that most estate agents now receive the majority of their leads via website listings, many homeowners are now demanding that their properties are advertised on the main property portals, new research shows.A new survey of over 4,000 homeowners by Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) reveals that 94.2 percent expect their agent to automatically maximise the marketing exposure of their property, which includes listing the property on the major property websites.The survey, conducted earlier this month, found that almost nine in 10 homeowners would expect their property to be advertised on at least one of the major property portals, particularly Rightmove or Zoopla.More than 90 per cent of those surveyed confirmed that they conduct their property search primarily through property websites, with Rightmove most popular among those surveyed.Intriguingly, a large proportion of respondents – 41.5 per cent – stated that the property websites the agent advertises on is the single most important factor in choosing which estate or letting agent to instruct, suggesting that more homeowners are becoming more marketing savvy.Lawrence Hall (right) of ZPG said, “This latest data shows clearly that homeowners expect their properties to be marketed as widely as possible and that agents who choose not to are operating with one arm tied behind their back when trying to win instructions. It also shows just how far local print has fallen and property websites have risen in terms of importance with sellers in a relatively short period of time.”Meanwhile, ZPG has appointed Vin Murria as an independent Non-Executive Director, the company announced last Friday.Murria, who left her position as Chief Executive of Advanced Software Group earlier this year, will assume his new role from Wednesday 1st July.But while Murria, who has won various awards, including the coveted Quoted Company Entrepreneur of the year 2014, accepts her new job, Clive Rook, Managing Director of Rook Matthews Sayer, has decided to step aside from his role at another major property portal.Having helped guide Agents’ Mutual through the critical development and launch phases of OnTheMarket.com, Rock stepped down from his role as Non-Executive Director, as anticipated, at a recent AGM.Despite not seeking re-election in order to able to focus more time on his estate agency business in the North East, Rock insisted that his company “remains one of its [OnTheMarket] biggest supporters”.“I have very much enjoyed being a part of the Agents’ Mutual board,” he said. “I take great satisfaction in what has been achieved so far and remain firmly confident about the prospects for the business.”He continued, “From a standing start, OnTheMarket.com has, within its first four months, already become an essential destination for anyone searching for residential property. I have no doubt that its momentum will continue to grow as it challenges the established duopoly of Rightmove and Zoopla Property Group.”Lawrence Hall online marketing online platforms marketing online agents OnTheMarket OTM Zoopla June 25, 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » Online marketing strategy vital for estate agency success previous nextMarketingOnline marketing strategy vital for estate agency successThe printing industry has been in decline in recent years as companies divert marketing spend from traditional print media to online platforms.PROPERTYdrum25th June 20150656 Viewslast_img read more