April 7, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/6/18 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUESan Diego 4, Houston 1AMERICAN LEAGUECleveland 3, Kansas City 2Baltimore 7, N.Y. Yankees 3, 14 InningsToronto 8, Texas 5L.A. Angels 13, Oakland 9NATIONAL LEAGUEAtlanta 8, Colorado 3Pittsburgh 14, Cincinnati 3Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 4NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDetroit 113, Dallas 106Atlanta 103, Washington 97Charlotte 137, Orlando 100Philadelphia 132, Cleveland 130Toronto 92, Indiana 73N.Y. Knicks 122, Miami 98Boston 111, Chicago 104Sacramento 94, Memphis 93New Orleans 122, Phoenix 103Minnesota 113, L.A. Lakers 96NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEPittsburgh 4, Ottawa 0Tampa Bay 7, Buffalo 5St. Louis 4, Chicago 1Anaheim 5, Dallas 3Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund
Since the government launched its ISA-backed Help to Buy savings scheme it has helped create 128,328 additional home purchases with a total value of over £22 billion, latest figures reveal.The scheme has therefore accounted for five percent of all property transactions during the two years it has been running.Help to Buy: ISA was launched in December 2015 and enables buyers to save up for a property via an enhanced ISA savings scheme into which the government both allows tax-free saving and also gives participants £50 for every £200 they save each month up to a maximum of £3,000.So far, the government has given first time buyers £132 million through the scheme.It runs until 2029 and includes properties bought for a maximum of £250,000 outside London and £450,000 within it.The government’s own figures show that the scheme has been most popular outside London and most effective in prompting purchases in the North West, Yorkshire and The Humber, and West Midlands.Buyers using the scheme also tend to be younger and buy properties at the more affordable end of the market. Buyers are most likely to be 27 years old while the largest group are between 25 and 34 years old.And the average price of a Help to Buy: ISA bought property was £176,000, well below the national average of £226,500.In total all the different Help to Buy schemes have prompted 320,000 people to buy a property for the first time.“This help for first time buyers is encouraging builders to invest, with permission being granted for more new homes than ever before,” says Stewart Baseley, executive chairman of the Home Builders Federation (pictured).“This is not just only giving tens of thousands of families a place to call home, it’s generating jobs and driving local economic growth in communities around the country.”Read what Theresa May thinks of Help to Buy.Home Builders’ Federation Help To Buy ISA Stewart Baseley April 27, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Does Help to Buy make a difference to the property market? previous nextHousing MarketDoes Help to Buy make a difference to the property market?Official figures out today show the Help to Buy: ISA scheme alone accounts for 5% of FTB sales, and even more so in the North.Nigel Lewis27th April 20180774 Views
The UK’s first no-strings mortgage for Airbnb holiday lets has been launched, opening up the short-term lets platform to a much wider pool of potential landlords.West Midlands lender The Tipton & Coseley Building Society says its new two-year discount rate mortgage for holiday lets can be taken out by borrowers looking specifically to rent their properties out via the short-term lets platform.The building society says that, unlike other lenders, it sets no limit on the number of weeks a borrower can rent their property out via Airbnb and that whole-property rentals are allowed too.Despite hostility from within the financial industry, some lenders have been enabling borrowers to rent out their properties via Airbnb but have placed restrictions on how they rent them out and how long for.Rental difficultiesBut even if borrowers can now get mortgages for Airbnb properties, it’s not always that easy to rent them out.Edinburgh flat owner Nicola Golden yesterday launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise £112,000 in order to take City of Edinburgh council to court. The dispute is over an enforcement notice the council has issued against her property, banning her from renting it out via short-term let platforms.The council alleges that the property is ‘solely’ being used for this kind of rental – something Golden disputes – and also that guests have been disturbing local residents in the apartment building.She bought the property in 1996, lived in it for three years and then rented it out using a traditional long-term contract via a letting agent before starting renting it out via Airbnb last year.“If I was running a party flat, if I was disrespectful to my community, if my guests disrupted the local life, or if I was running a 24/7 365 day a year hotel with no attention to health and safety or noise disturbance then maybe my property would need to be reviewed – but the evidence clearly shows that I am not,” she told The Scotsman.Rentals in Scotland via platforms such as Airbnb are worth £723 million a year, according to the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers.nicola golden airbnb tipton and coseley August 23, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’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 » Housing Market » Number of Airbnb landlords set to increase as lender offers first no-strings mortgage previous nextHousing MarketNumber of Airbnb landlords set to increase as lender offers first no-strings mortgageA West Midlands building society is offering borrowers two and five-year fixed deals specifically for holiday let Airbnb properties, it has been revealed.Nigel Lewis23rd August 201802,464 Views
View post tag: General Dynamics Electric Boat View post tag: Naval Submarine Base New London Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today General Dynamics unit gets services contract for US Navy NRMD General Dynamics unit has been awarded a $38.4 million contract to staff and operate the US Navy’s nuclear regional maintenance department (NRMD) in Connecticut in support of returning mission-ready submarines to the fleet.General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) will provide services to support requirements on operational nuclear-powered submarines assigned to Submarine Base New London, the US Department of Defense said.As informed, the contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $210.4 million.Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut, and is expected to be complete by April 2023.The contractor, Washington-based Naval Sea Systems Command, will obligate $28.2 million in fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds at the time of award, the US DoD added.General Dynamics Electric Boat designs, constructs, and repairs submarines for the US Navy. Currently, the company produces two submarines a year and is ramping up to build three by 2021.The company is also expanding its Groton facility through the construction of a new dry dock and manufacturing superstructure. This new facility will house the construction and new Columbia-class nuclear powered ballistic missile submarines which will be replacing the aging Ohio-class. General Dynamics unit gets services contract for US Navy NRMD April 30, 2018 Share this article
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Tomi Jo Leistner, former teacher for Tell City-Troy and Union County schools, has been appointed as the newest Ivy Tech Community College College Connection Coach for Warrick County schools.The College Connection Coach program is a partnership designed to create and promote a culture of college attainment, as well as provide local high school students with counseling and advisement. Leistner is now serving Castle High School, Boonville High School and Tecumseh High School. She will work hand-in-hand with school guidance counselors, administrators, and teachers, and will provide career counseling –mapping out career and educational pathways to help students earn college credit while still in high school.Prior to taking her position at the College, Leistner was a teacher for Tell City-Troy Schools and Union County Schools. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Evansville and a master’s degree in school counseling from the University of the Cumberlands. Leistner has also served as a substitute teacher for religion classes at St. Paul Church, and is a member of both the American School Counselor Association and the Indiana State Teachers Association.Ivy Tech Community College currently has College Connection Coaches embedded in schools in Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Greene, Vigo, Vermillion, Perry, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson and Posey Counties. The program has also launched in northern Indiana.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July! The Fourth of July is fast approaching and many area residents are stocking up on bottle rockets, sparklers and firecrackers. We’ve summarized Indiana’s Fireworks Laws below so that you can stay safe and legal this Independence Day.Indiana Code 22-11-14-6 allows you to discharge fireworks on your property until 11 PM. On a legal holiday (which by statute includes every Sunday) you may discharge fireworks up until midnight.You may only discharge fireworks on your own property, on property that you have permission to use, or at a special discharge location authorized by the fire department having jurisdiction. If you are under 18 years of age, you must have an adult present in order to possess or use fireworks.Discharging or possessing fireworks in violation of IC 22-11-14-6 is punishable a Class C Infraction. Damaging another person person’s property with fireworks is punishable as a Class A Misdemeanor. Causing serious injury to another person with fireworks is punishable as a Class D Felony. Under IC 35-45-3-2 a person who places or leaves a spent firework on the property of another person commits Littering as a Class B Infraction.Vanderburgh County Code 12.24.010(u) prohibits the possession or discharge of fireworks within a county maintained park. The City of Evansville further restricts the use of fireworks within the corporate limits. The Evansville Municipal Code regulating fireworks may be foundhere.Sheriff Dave Wedding explained, “Even though the law permits the discharge of fireworks on any day of the year, intentionally annoying to your neighbors during the work week could result in a citation for disorderly conduct.” Sheriff Wedding added, “Our office wants everyone to have a great time this Fourth of July, we just ask that residents be courteous to their neighbors and exercise a little common sense.”Fireworks complaints in the county have been on a downward trend the last few years. The Sheriff’s Office received only forty-three (43) complaints last summer, compared to sixty-four (64) in 2014 and seventy-one (71) during the summer of 2013.Residents should call 911 to report the unsafe or illegal use of fireworks, but are asked to refrain from calling 911 to report fireworks use that is in compliance with the law. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
As we come up on the end of the 2nd decade of the new millennium and I begin my third year as the product manager for Dell’s Wyse ThinOS thin client firmware solution, I wanted to take some time to reflect on the history of this industry game changer. I will also take a small peek forward as we prepare the ThinOS platform for relevance in the emerging world of “cloud first” application architectures that are quickly taking their place alongside the traditional VDI environments popular today.When I entered the computer industry, IBM mainframes ruled the world with challengers such as Digital Equipment Corporation, Hewlett Packard, SUN Microsystems or any number of Un*x  based challengers all offering their vision of IT to the enterprise. The only thing most of these systems had in common was the ubiquitous terminal with a CRT and keyboard that allowed users to access the central system interactively – no punch cards or IT staff support needed!But the 1990’s changed everything. Business users frustrated with the slow pace of application deployments and a seemingly endless backlog of requests started wresting control from their central MIS departments and began deploying low cost, yet very powerful, PC’s running Microsoft operating systems. They were buying off the shelf software or even hiring their own programmers to satisfy the insatiable desire for new applications. And what wonderful applications! MS DOS quickly gave way to MS Windows and opened the use of complex graphics to simplify user interfaces. Add a mouse as an input device and the expectations for computer application design changed forever.But, as with many new capabilities, there was a dark side. While users rejoiced in their powerful new applications and their easier and more intuitive interfaces, the management of it all became orders of magnitude more complex. What used to be a small set of very powerful and well managed computer systems exploded into hundreds and even thousands of small machines scattered all over organizations. Users quickly demanded that their IT support staff administrate and operate these systems thus creating an even messier operational environment than ever before. By the mid 90’s the industry was ripe for yet another shift, as the market searched for a way to bring control back to the enterprise. With the introduction of the WinFrame multi-user operating system solution from industry pioneer Citrix Systems, the march to recentralizing the client landscape began anew. Microsoft then absorbed these technologies into their Windows NT family and brought centralized MS Windows based computing into the mainstream for enterprise IT.It was into this environment that the Wyse Winterm devices were born. A solution that provided graphical terminal support for the Citrix WinFrame and Microsoft Windows NT “windows mainframe” system began to take hold in the market. These Winterm devices aimed to deliver connectivity to these new classes of applications running under the Windows environment while providing IT end user admins a cost effective and easily managed end-point to deliver access. These initial devices were burdened by complex operating systems of their own, with options such as WindowsCE or even Linux being used to power these new clients.It was in this environment that Mike Liang of Wyse Technology locked himself in a lab, known as Area 51, to build out a completely new operating system dedicated to thin client devices that was released as Wyse Blazer, or ThinOS as we know it today.Launched to the market in early 2000, it changed the game by essentially offering a terminal style device with the ability to access the modern windows applications using graphical displays, keyboard and mouse. This approach was unique in that Wyse developed a platform designed from the ground up to power terminal devices versus taking a full function operating system and attempting to restrict it.Notable ThinOS based devicesBy powering these devices with what is essentially firmware – Wyse was able to bring the security and manageability of terminals to the IT end user admin, while allowing them to offer their users full access to the modern applications they demanded. A new era was born, and it powered the Wyse brand to a leadership position in the enterprise client market. Wyse came to dominate this segment by establishing close partnerships with Citrix Technologies as they continued to pioneer the remote application access solution space and then growing along with leaders like Microsoft and VMware as they evolved their own solutions. Over time, this basic solution expanded into ever more complexity with VDI, server-side GPU acceleration and other technologies which now enable almost any user need to be satisfied from public or private cloud environments. Wyse’s approach of creating what is essentially an end user access appliance with rock solid security and a focus on the TCO powered tremendous growth leading to the acquisition of Wyse by Dell in 2012.It’s these same design tenets that continue to drive the evolution of ThinOS to this very day, but as is always the case of IT, nothing stays put for long. In the last several years we have seen explosive growth in cloud-based computing with non-windows applications being developed under native Web first technologies built around HTML5 browsers and internet API’s that essentially will render the notion of a Windows Desktop as outmoded as we now consider the old VT240 style MS-DOS displays.As the current product manager of the ThinOS product line I am mindful of the decades of history, the talented engineers and technologists that created the operating system and most importantly the tens of thousands of fanatically loyal customers with millions of end users that depend on this solution each and every day. The pace of change in the application space as well as the solutions being delivered by our virtualization partners in undergoing rapid evolution and it is imperative for our firmware to adapt, but not at the expense of the core attributes that make ThinOS the premier thin client platform in the industry to this day.ThinOS remains the crown jewel of Dell’s thin client offerings. We are looking ahead now, with the support of our current partners at Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft as well as cloud providers such as Amazon, Google and MS Azure. Our core values of security, manageability and excellent user experiences will remain our touchstones as we move into the world of cloud first applications.With everything going on in this space, one thing that will not change is the service, dependability and reliability that has come to define ThinOS. Note: At DEC we were taught never to fully spell out a dirty word
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A theme park in Utah has filed a lawsuit against Taylor Swift that accuses her of trademark infringement. Evermore Parks said in its suit filed Tuesday that the title of Swift’s 2020 album “Evermore” violates the park’s trademark rights. Swift’s lawyers say the allegations are baseless and they refuse to comply with a cease and desist letter the park sent to Swift on Dec. 18. They added that the singer-songwriter styled her new album in a way that is entirely distinct from the park’s aesthetic. Evermore Park was created in 2018 and features costumed actors and performers.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By NY Auto GiantDestination: Seaside Heights, NJRide: Chevy Corvette Stingray ConvertibleWow Factor: Off The ChartsWith winter finally in the rear-view mirror, everyone can now look forward to blue skies and beautiful weather. This brings us to our next order of business: finding a fantastic summer vacation spot! For this particular Travel Diary, we will be leaving Long Island temporarily and visiting our neighboring state of New Jersey. Specifically, we will be going to Seaside Heights. From the beach to the boardwalk, whether you’re traveling with friends or family, Seaside Heights offers anything and everything for a memorable vacation.First things first: choosing a place to stay. If you’re searching for cozy, family friendly digs, head over to the Sunburst Motel. Reviews highlight this spot’s excellent customer service and cleanliness. It offers free parking and Wi-Fi as well as a mini-refrigerator in the rooms. Hang out by the pool before walking to the boardwalk.However, if you aren’t too keen on staying at a motel, look into renting a house instead. Whether you’re traveling with a large group, or just another person, this could work out amazing for you. Since house sizes vary, accommodating different parties is quite easy. Some houses can sleep two people, while others can fit up to 10 comfortably.NY Auto Giant will have you behind the wheel of your very own 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray Convertible today!Now, the only real way to arrive at a destination as jazzy as Seaside Heights is in style! So get behind the wheel of an all-new 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray Convertible and smile as the heads turn your way, with everybody thinking: “Who in the world is that!?” Numerous colors are offered—some very summer-appropriate, such as Laguna Blue Tintcoat, Velocity Yellow Tintcoat and Shark Gray Metallic. This gorgeous beast boasts 460 horsepower and an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. (Try saying that five times fast!) With Active Fuel Management (AFM), this eye candy chariot is better on gas, which will make your drive to the shore more efficient. Once you decide on where you are staying and how you are getting there, we suggest checking out Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark for an afternoon loaded with fun. There are water rides for young children as well as adults, a lazy river, and on the boardwalk is the Shake Shoppe Arcade, where you can not only play games, but indulge in tasty, luscious burgers and ice cream. Speaking of burgers and ice cream, let’s not forget about food. Be sure to stop by the Bobbler’s Family Restaurant. This place is famous for its outstanding breakfast dishes. For lunch, visit Klee’s Bar and Grill—perfect for those who are hungry and on their way back from the beach. The laidback atmosphere and delicious food makes it a must-try. Plus, the customers rave about the fries! Marucas Tomato Pies is another necessary stop; some may even say this place could give New York pizza a run for its money. Known for out-of-this-world-sized slices and rich, soothing sauce, you might be heading over there more than once during your special trip! Click Here To Learn More About NY Auto GiantThere are live concerts on the beach, yoga at sunset, arcades, waterparks, and way too many additional simply fantastic adventures to list here. So head over to NY Auto Giant, hop into one of these hot hot hot diggity rides, and let’s celebrate the summer! To get behind the wheel of a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible of your own, call Ronnie DeTommaso of Atlantic Cadillac and Chevrolet of Huntington or Bay Shore.And always remember: top down!
NCUA headquarters continue reading » As we all know in credit union land, the Great Recession marked big changes in the National Credit Union Administration’s perspective on the responsibilities of credit union directors for the oversight and management of their credit unions.In late 2010, NCUA revised its Rules and Regulations Section 701.4 to clarify directors’ fiduciary duties and to mandate directors’ acquisition of financial skills necessary to meet those duties. In early 2011, then-NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz issued NCUA Letter to Federal Credit Unions 11-FCU-02, further emphasizing the expectations and obligations of credit union directors.The overarching message of enhanced director responsibilities has been heard by many credit unions during their regulatory exams in the past decade. Consistent with this theme, NCUA has amended Rules and Regulations Part 713 to expand your board’s responsibilities related to the review, approval and purchase of your credit union’s fidelity bond.To help ensure your credit union’s compliance with the Part 713 revisions, please take note of the following: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr