Related Articles Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago April 9, 2014 702 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago A rise in foreclosure starts and auctions caused an increase in U.S. foreclosure activity in March, up 4.0 percent from the previous month. The U.S. Foreclosure Market Report released by RealtyTrac reported approximately 117,000 foreclosure filings for the month, down 23 percent from March 2013.Foreclosure starts increased by 7.0 percent on a month-over-month basis, and foreclosure auctions increased monthly by 6.0 percent, fueling the larger foreclosure activity numbers for the month.The report found that the average time to complete a foreclosure rose to 572 days nationwide, a 1.0 percent increase from the previous quarter’s average of 564 days. However, the average time to complete a foreclosure is still up 20 percent from the first quarter of 2013, when the average completion time was 477 days.Foreclosure activity is the lowest it has been since the second quarter of 2007. Approximately 341,000 U.S. properties had a foreclosure notice in Q1 2014, down 3 percent from the previous quarter and down 23 percent from Q1 2013.1 in every 385 U.S. housing units had a foreclosure filing in the first quarter.”Now that the foreclosure deluge has dried up, banks are turning their attention back to properties that have been sitting in foreclosure limbo for some time,” said Daren Blomquist, VP at RealtyTrac.Repossessed properties were approximately 28,000 for the month. March’s figure represents a 5 percent drop from the previous month. Repossessed properties on a year-over-year basis fell 34 percent—an 80-month low and the lowest level since July 2007.”Banks will also now be able to devote more resources to dealing with the lingering inventory of nearly half a million already-foreclosed homes that still need to be sold,” Blomquist added. “Our estimates indicate only 10 percent of these bank-owned properties are listed for sale and more than half are still occupied by the former homeowner or tenant.”In addition to foreclosure data, RealtyTrac also provided an update of occupied REOs, which the company describes as “bank-owned properties still occupied after the completed foreclosure.”Of the roughly 259,000 bank-owned properties with available owner-occupancy data, and out of a total of approximately 483,000 bank-owned homes nationwide, 51 percent were still occupied by the former homeowner or a tenant.The average time to sell a bank-owned property increased by 34 percent to 226 days, up from 168 days in Q1 of 2013.States with above-average time to sell REOs included Texas (347 days), Michigan (342 days), Minnesota (313 days), Colorado (305 days), and Georgia (276 days).Florida was first in foreclosure activity by state, followed by Maryland, Nevada, and Illinois. Previous: FDIC: Community Banks Remain Resilient Amid Industry Consolidation Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 4/10/2014 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Q1 Foreclosure Activity Fueled by New Starts and Auctions The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save About Author: Colin Robins Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosure Foreclosure Auctions RealtyTrac REO REO-occupied Sign up for DS News Daily Foreclosure Foreclosure Auctions RealtyTrac REO REO-occupied 2014-04-09 Colin Robins Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Q1 Foreclosure Activity Fueled by New Starts and Auctions The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Subscribe
Even when you seem to have done everything right, tomatoes can fail in the garden. Here are a few of the reasons why. Failure to set fruit. The causes: cool night air and soil (below 55 degrees), abnormally hot weather, low soil moisture, too much shade or overfertilizing. For early tomatoes, use varieties that will set well during the cold of April. Blossom end rot. This disorder causes the fruit to have a dark, sunken area on the blossom end. You can prevent it by maintaining even soil moisture. Other causes: root damage limiting the uptake and movement of calcium. Mulches help moderate soil moisture fluctuations as well as eliminate the need for cultivation. Improper pH can keep the plant from absorbing enough calcium, too. Mosaic diseases. Several viruses will produce mottling and curling of leaves and disfiguration of tomatoes. Insects (often aphids), animals and people spread these diseases. Don’t let anyone smoke in your garden. If you smoke, always wash your hands before touching the plants. Tobacco mosaic virus from an infected cigarette can be spread to tomatoes as well as to cucumbers, squashes, asters, roses and many other plants. Wilt. Both Fusarium and Verticillium can cause tomatoes to die early. They cause the plant to wilt even with good moisture. If you cut the stem, the vascular tissue will be discolored. Both wilts are soil-borne and widespread in the South. The only solution is to use resistant varieties. Leaf Roll. With this disorder, older leaves roll upward. Symptoms usually are seen when plants have a heavy fruit load. Environmental factors reported to promote symptoms include high heat, drought and prolonged times of wet soil. Blights and Other Fungal Diseases. A number of fungi are important on tomatoes. Most can be controlled by regular sprays of recommended fungicides. For early and late blights, anthracnose and fruit rots, use a fungicide once each week when the disease first appears. Herbicide Injury. Hormone-type herbicides such as 2,4-D or Banvel D used near the garden can cause serious damage on tomatoes. The symptoms are downward-curling leaves and twisting new growth. Don’t spray these products on a windy day or near the garden. Don’t use grass clippings for a mulch or in a compost pile, either, if the lawn was recently treated with a herbicide. Aphids. These can cause a loss of plant vigor and may carry disease. Many chemical products will control aphids. Read and follow label directions. Insecticidal soap is an organic spray that controls many soft-bodied insects, too. Whitefly. Whitefly has become a major problem in tomatoes. Many times touching a plant will send up a cloud of white. They feed on the plant, causing weak growth. Tomato Hornworm. This large green worm has a horn on the back end. Hand-pick these large insects from small plantings. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) can be used as a biological control for hornworms when they’re small. Root knot. Affected plants usually are stunted and may wilt in hot, dry weather. An easy-to-see symptom: the roots contain elongated and round swellings (root knots). Nematodes — tiny, usually microscopic worms — are the cause. Rotate crops and buy resistant transplants (the letter N will follow the variety name) from a reputable nursery.
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Katey TroutmanRetirement is one of those important milestones that proves perennially challenging for generation after generation of Americans, and, unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier. According to the 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey, conducted by the Employee Benefits Institute, more than half of American workers have not calculated how much money they will need in retirement, meaning that millions may never achieve their retirement goals.Indeed, studies have shown that retirement in America is becoming something of a luxury. More and more Americans report that they expect to work during their retirement, for instance, and the “majority of workers (55%) expect to retire after age 65, or do not plan to retire at all,” according to a Gallup poll released last April. Further, the same study found that the average retirement age in the U.S. has risen to 62, the highest average Gallup has ever found since it first started collecting data on the retirement age in 1991.The Gallup study also found that “the average working household has virtually no retirement savings,” and cites stagnating wages as a key culprit. “The hope of retirement security is out of reach for many Americans in the face of crumbling retirement infrastructure,” the study notes, adding that the average American family has a median retirement balance of $3,000.The Gallup poll found that retirement savings are closely linked to income and wealth. Unsurprisingly, wealthier Americans are much more likely to own a retirement account, while lower-income families are much more likely to have little or no savings. According to the study, more than 38 million working-age households (45%) do not own any retirement account assets. continue reading »
Loading… Inter Milan are ready to rumble the transfer plans of Chelsea and Tottenham. Antonio Conte could be about to get one over on his former club Chelsea and Tottenham as Inter Milan look to secure three deals this summer, says Gazzetta dello Sport. Chelsea want to sign Dries Mertens on a free transfer, but Inter are keen to snatch the 32-year-old away from the Blues on a free transfer.Advertisement Spurs could be also be affected by the Italian outfit’s transfer business as it is claimed they will move for Thomas Meunier, who will become a free agent this summer from PSG. read also:Moses manager Conte missing COVID-19 test And Conte also wants to raid Tottenham to lure Jan Vertonghen to the San Siro this summer. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Most Disturbing Movie Dystopias20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldReal World Archaeological Finds That Would Stump Indiana Jones7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better
Rock St Patrick’s (Tyrone) 2-12, Urris (Donegal) 0-7THEY’RE a credit to their club and their county; but this evening the brave men of Urris just came up short in their Ulster Club Junior Championship Final in Co DerryA strong second-half showing propelled Tyrone’s Rock St Patrick’s to the provincial title. The Tyrone champions shaded a close first-half on a scoreline of 0-6 to 0-4 but seized control of proceedings after the restart thanks to goals from Conor McCreesh and Eamon Ward.Urris’ woes were compounded when Mark McLaughlin missed a second-half penalty.The final scoreline flattered the Tyrone outfit.But Urris can be proud of their run through Donegal and into Ulster this year. BRAVE URRIS LOSE OUT IN PROVINCIAL DECIDER was last modified: November 29th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalThe RockTyroneURRIS
Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has confirmed that the €19million road upgrade works on the N56 near Kilmacrennan are on course to finish ahead of schedule.The works have tested the patience of drivers in recent weeks with long delays as the works continue.But it’s all set for the greater good as the works look set to be complete by Easter. “The €19 million upgrade work on the N56 along the Blue Banks has been a big success for the county,” Minister McHugh said.“It has delivered way more than was originally expected. We have the water supply running alongside it and we have the greenway. Now we have the project running ahead of schedule.“And from a safety point of view, as well as for comfort and for better travelling, this project is a shining example of this Government’s investment in infrastructure and getting a job well done, and ahead of time.“I’d like to thank Michael Nolan of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and all the construction crews and designers who have been involved in this project from day one.” The Minister said: “The photos of the work tell their own story. You get any idea of the scale of the project and the quality of the road.“It’s an impressive sight and another symbol of the great investment in our county.”Minsiter McHugh said: “The brilliant news of schedule busting work on the N56 is also coming when the Government is spending another €34million on projects on the main roads in Donegal this year.“While the main road along Blue Banks is being completed by Easter, the crews will be on site working on the minor link road to bring the whole stretch to top class standard.”Minister McHugh said: “We have 17km of new improvement works on the N56 from Dungloe to Cloughbolie and Letterilly to Kilraine. We’ve the crews ploughing ahead with work further south near Mountcharles and Inver, also on course to finish this year.” The Minister also noted progress on the greenway alongside the N56 Blue Banks project.“I’ve always believed that this stretch of cycleway and footpath along the road was another piece in the jigsaw to connect Derry City to Inishowen and Letterkenny and Glenveagh and the Gaeltacht islands with a dedicated tourist and leisure trail,” Minister McHugh said.“It is a big idea but achievable and it would make a massive difference to the region, attracting people from across Ireland, Europe and further afield.”€19M works on notorious Blue Banks to be finished by Easter was last modified: March 11th, 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:Blue BanksdonegalEasterMinister Joe McHughready
17 August 2012South African non-profit organisations (NPOs) have done sterling work in improving the lives of ordinary citizens, President Jacob Zuma said at the National NPO Summit in Johannesburg on Thursday.Zuma said the non-profit sector should remain an indispensable partner to government as it pursues the development agenda.He also encouraged the organisations to have an open relationship with government so that they could call on it whenever they were faced with a problem in their communities.“The doors and windows must be permanently open for NPOs. These are people who interact with the poorest of the poor on a daily basis and we [government] need to interact with them,” he said.Invaluable contribution to South African economyThe sector includes NPOs, charities, community groups, faith-based organisations, community development clubs and foundations.“We have seen a significant growth in the sector since 1994 due to the enabling environment fostered by the democratic government. The Department of Social Development reports an increase of 14% per annum in the sector.“The activities have also expanded from anti-apartheid petitions and protests to active service delivery initiatives in key areas of HIV and AIDS, child care, poverty reduction, victim empowerment programmes, social crime prevention, economic development and policy advocacy,” Zuma said.In recognition of the invaluable contribution of the NPO sector to South Africa’s economy and social well-being, Zuma said government enacted the NPOs Act in 1997 to create an enabling environment and align them with the Constitution.“There are now about 100 000 organisations in the NPO sector and more than 85 000 are registered in terms of the NPO Act. It is the culture of transparency and respect for funders that the NPOs have opted to register and do everything above board … We acknowledge this sound management practice.”Strengthening support of the NPO sectorZuma urged NPOs to find out more about the work of the National Development Agency so that support to the sector can be strengthened.He also encouraged them to make the National Development Plan Vision 2030 – which was handed over in Parliament on Wednesday – a reality.“To make a long lasting success of the National Development Plan, we need the whole scale, constructive mobilisation of civil society and widespread backing and collective ownership of its goal.”The three-day summit, which started on Wednesday, focuses on the need to strengthen relationships between government and the NPO sector and provide a platform for effective partnerships between government and the non-profit sector as mandated by the Non-profit Organisations Act 1997.Held under the theme ‘Working Together to Fight Poverty, Unemployment and Inequality’, the summit will also assist in ensuring coordination and integration among all the stakeholders.Source: SANews.gov.za
Former South African pacer Andre Nel allegedly attempted suicide on Friday, a report said. Nel resorted to the extreme step after his alleged extra-marital affairs were exposed recently. The temperamental Protea cricketer allegedly had affairs with two English women while playing for Surrey in England. He is now reported out of danger and is being looked after by a team of doctors. Nel and his wife Deanne Weitz have been married for six years and are expecting their first child in April. He took retirement from international cricket due to the alleged discriminatory policies in South African cricket. He had a troubled past with numerous on-field spats with various cricketers. He had an exchange with Indian pacer S. Sreesanth as well.
Advertisement Twitter Facebook What should have been a triumphant homecoming turn for the Mississauga-raised R&B auteur Jahron Anthony Brathwaite — who gifted Rihanna and Drake with 2016’s arguable single of the year, “Work,” and whose latest album, P3, cracked the Billboard chart in August at No. 4 in Canada and No. 3 in the U.S. — felt oddly perfunctory even before Party himself conceded three-quarters of the way through his 70-minute set that his heart hadn’t really been in the evening’s lacklustre party all along. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “I didn’t really wanna come out here tonight. I wasn’t really feeling it,” he confessed. “It’s nothing to do with y’all. It’s just been an awkward day, that’s all.”It wasn’t clear what made the day awkward.Holdups at the border were reportedly responsible for delaying the scheduled 1 p.m. opening of a PartyNextDoor pop-up shop at 5 Brock Ave. on Thursday by about five hours — set to reopen on Friday, promising the possibility of an appearance by Party himself — so it’s entirely possibly Brathwaite and his crew were simply exhausted on their way back from a Monday-night gig in New York. The fact that onetime OVO associate the Weeknd elected to host a pre-release listening party for his new record, Starboy, mere blocks away from Rebel in a studio on Commissioners St. while PartyNextDoor, the first actual signing to Drake’s label, locally celebrated the release of his own latest album might have stung a bit, too. Login/Register With: Prediction: PartyNextDoor kills it at Rebel on Friday evening.He’s got some unfinished business to do in Toronto. He didn’t kill it on Thursday night at the venue — the notably improved, if still logistically remote, Toronto port lands space formerly known as Sound Academy and the Docks. Advertisement Advertisement
Larissa Burnouf APTN News Saskatchewan’s child advocate spoke to 256 young Indigenous people over the course of a year to come up with a report released this week.Corey O’soup said that young people in the province are “crying out for help” and that the government should listen to First Nation and leadership to help curb the problem.O’soup launched an investigation after the deaths of six First Nations girls in northern Saskatchewan last [email protected]