West Ham Olympic Stadium bid gets go ahead

first_img Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut John Dunne West Ham United has been selected as the preferred club to move into the Olympic Stadium in east London after the 2012 Games.Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) chiefs chose the club’s bid over a rival proposal from Tottenham Hotspur.The decision must now be passed by the OPLC board, two government departments and the mayor of London Boris Johnson.The decision in favour of West Ham’s bid was unanimous.West Ham’s plan will to keep athletics in east London and leave the running track untouched. West Ham Olympic Stadium bid gets go ahead Share whatsapp whatsapp Friday 11 February 2011 7:31 am Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Risk managing tennis integrity

first_img17th October 2019 | By Josephine Watson Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Risk managing tennis integrity Email Address David Lampitt is managing director sports partnerships at Sportradar. Initially joining the Board of Sportradar in August 2012 in a non-executive capacity, David has over 15 years of in-depth experience of working in the sports industry at senior levels.Having previously worked as head of integrity at the FA, since 2013, he has worked on the senior management team at Sportradar, with responsibility for the company’s strategic approach on key topics such as the development of the data market.Proving yourself as trustworthy and credible in the sports betting market is crucial, especially in a competitive environment and with tightening regulations.When it comes to managing risk and integrity, a single bookmaker may face an uphill battle.To be able to do so requires cutting-edge technology, fast and accurate data and global industry expertise. Together, this will not only support a sportsbook’s commercial viability but also help manage risk and mitigate any betting-related integrity threats.This is where David Lampitt, managing director sports partnerships at Sportradar, says the company’s range of data-based and technologically advanced services can assist.“We collect data from over 400,000 sporting events every year. We use a combination of the latest innovation, include machine learning and AI, with our human expertise to monitor, analyse and make meaning out of this data for our clients across the world. Being able to distribute that data very quickly in real-time and use it to underpin our products and services in a way that benefits and serves our partners and clients is the foundation of our business,” Lampitt says.Sportradar uses data to increase engagement and manage risk and integrity for the benefit of the industry as a whole: “Managing risk and integrity is, and always has been, a key area of focus for Sportradar. Obviously, this is a key facet of a successful marketplace that affects all industry stakeholders, and importantly is an area where bookmakers and the sports themselves are fully aligned in wanting the same outcome – a clean sport and a clean betting market,” Lampitt adds. Tennis as a case studyTennis is now recognised as being consistently amongst the top three global sports for betting. Lampitt says this is due to the high number of matches played across the world. Additionally, he believes this is also driven by the way that the structure of the sport lends itself as a betting product, with points, games, sets and matches allowing fans to bet on many individual aspects throughout a match.As such, Lampitt feels the skill of managing risk and trading in tennis becomes a lot more important, given the weight of money that is placed on live in-play events versus pre-match.“Knowing and understanding exactly how to manage risk on the bookmaking side is important as it can provide a real competitive advantage as well as a safeguard,” Lampitt says.Sportradar’s Managed Trading Services (MTS) and Integrity Services work to help bookmakers and the sports themselves to manage this risk and identify problems early.Lampitt explains: “MTS looks after over 150 bookmakers with a dedicated team that has visibility over multiple sportsbooks across the global market on a 24/7 basis.“Our expertise in trading and risk management across this global system serves a dual purpose – helping bookmakers deliver more efficient pricing to drive better results and creating a level of co-ordinated oversight to identify any suspicious activity at the earliest possible opportunity. Amongst our academically-backed experienced analysts are experts who know tennis and are therefore better able to identify suspicious activity on a match that others may miss.“As the wider betting market continues to grow, tennis’ place in that market will continue to be significant. From a data perspective, the main markets and betting opportunities are now well-established, but what I think becomes interesting now is using the deeper data and analytics to elevate the narrative around the sport, creating predictive models that incorporate different elements of gameplay, such as shifting momentum, driving fan insight and engagement, opening up opportunities for new ways of reaching fans and enabling them to interact with the sporting contest.” The future of data in tennisIn light of last year’s reports, findings and recommendations from the Independent Review Panel (IRP), Lampitt also commented on how he sees integrity in tennis evolving.Sportradar currently works with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) as its official data partner, and participated actively in the IRP process.“We have been working with the ITF for well over half a decade now. This official relationship has delivered safeguards through the combination of official data feeds and contractual requirements on integrity that are passed through to sportsbooks. Together with the direct support of our integrity services, this enables us to see first-hand how targeted processes and technology can be used to protect the sport and the industry as a whole,” Lampitt says.Lampitt believes that the recent IRP report has helped drive further collaboration between the stakeholders – sportsbooks, data supply companies and the rights holders. This, he says, is key in helping stamp out corruption and is something he hopes will continue to provide ongoing support for the game of tennis.“This was one of the views that we expressed in response to the IRP report with regard to the best ways in which tennis can protect itself from the threats of corruption in the sport. Collaboration is crucial and we continue to work very closely on further enhancing the sport’s approach to integrity protection with the tennis bodies, our own partners in tennis, as well as the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) and the new supervisory board that has been put in place as a part of the IRP’s recommendations.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Sports betting Product & technology As one of the most popular sports worldwide for betting, methods to reduce associated integrity risks to tennis have been identified as imperative. iGaming Business speaks to Sportradar to discuss the current landscape Sports bettinglast_img read more

DEC launches Indian earthquake appeal

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. Disasters Emergency CommiteeThe 14 charity members of the Disasters Emergency Committee have launched an appeal to fund relief work for the Indian earthquake. Within a few hours, £1.5m had been donated.The 14 charity members of the Disaster Emergency Committee have launched an appeal to fund relief work for the Indian earthquake. Within a few hours, £1.5m had been donated.The DEC Web site once again accepts secure online credit and debit card donations using SecureTrading. Donations can be made as Gift Aid donations. In addition the telephone donation number is given.The DEC is encouraging other Web sites to carry a banner advert for the appeal.A TV appeal was launched last night by TV presenter, Nick Ross and author Meera Syal on BBC and ITV on at 6.55pm.According to SocietyGuardian, Oxfam has already raised £34,000 for the appeal, with £15,500 of this coming through donations to its Web site, including one donation of £3,000.Read Charities make TV earthquake appeal by Nicola Hill and visit the Disasters Emergency Committee. Advertisement Howard Lake | 2 February 2001 | News DEC launches Indian earthquake appeal Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  46 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  45 total views,  1 views today read more

Yours for the Asking: An Indispensable Guide to Fundraising and Management

first_img  23 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Yours for the Asking: An Indispensable Guide to Fundraising and Management Howard Lake | 2 March 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Management 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

River Freight Cost Pressuring Grain Prices

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News River Freight Cost Pressuring Grain Prices SHARE By NAFB News Service – Oct 3, 2017 Previous articleFive Ways to Optimize Your Farm Operating CreditNext articleGoodlatte Guest Worker Bill Up for Committee Vote Wednesday NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Delays along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers are causing a backlog for grain shippers. The St Louis Post-Dispatch says low river levels and back-ups at aging locks have slowed navigation on the Mississippi and its tributaries, driving up the cost of hauling Midwestern crops to Gulf Coast export terminals to near-record highs. Grain storage along the Mississippi river is filling up quickly, and cash premiums on soybeans at river terminals have dropped to the lowest level since 2011 amid ample available supplies. As newly harvested supplies reach the market, elevators with barges on hand are prioritizing loading soybeans while storing corn if they have space. Shippers also have to load less grain onto barges because of the low river levels. Earlier this week, the closure of an aging lock along the Ohio river created a line of 65 towboats waiting to pass.The grain handling woes come as farmers are beginning to harvest bumper corn and soybean crops amid weakening prices, with soybean stocks at a decade high and corn supplies at the biggest in nearly 30 years.Source: NAFB News Service River Freight Cost Pressuring Grain Prices Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Fort Worth’s cat population remains steady

first_imgReddIt Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Gang evolution does not match common perceptions Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Previous articleComing soon to the Southwest Regional LibraryNext articleTCU football recognized in Sports Illustrated Tori Knox RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Linkedin Teenage pregnancy rates remain high in Tarrant County Linkedin Facebook Twitter Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ ReddIt + posts Twitter printEvery night the gray cat curls up on the air conditioner unit outside 23-year-old RN Mary Katherine Hudson’s bedroom window and meows, waking her up.It’s not just the one cat either, dozens of stray and feral cats live in her apartment complex. So many, in fact, that the management sent out a letter threatening to fine any tenants who feed them.However, this is not unique to the 109’s Overton Trails apartment complex, where Hudson lives.Cari Alexander, director and founder of Frogs and Cats Together and TCU’s music and media librarian, said the last number of stray and feral cats counted in Fort Worth was 150,000.This number might be conservative, Alexander said. The cats are hard to count because for every one that is seen and counted, five are hiding.The cat population can increase at a rapid speed because one female cat is capable of having two and a half liters a year after they become sexually mature and able to reproduce when they are between four and six months old, Alexander said.“It’s awful,” Hudson said. “The one [cat] follows me from my car home and just makes noise all night. Some mornings there are even paw prints on my car.”Robert Reilly, a criminal justice major at TCU, lives in the same complex as Hudson and said his dog keeps getting sick from eating the cat food that is left by the woman who feeds them.Reilly said the house he used to rent was often visited by cats, too.The cat population consists of feral and stray cats but distinguishing the difference between the two is almost impossible.“Feral have either been born in the wild to a feral or a stray gone to feral mother or they’ve just been out of domestic for so long they don’t remember,” Alexander said. “That’s the thing that cats do, they’re great survivors. It takes them about four or five days their survival instincts kick in. It doesn’t take them long to go semi-feral.”Alley Cat Allies, a national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection of cats, uses things like body language, vocalization and the cat’s schedule to distinguish between the two.Alexander said cat populations on college campuses, like a lot of TCU’s cat population, come from students abandoning their pet.“They need a food-water-shelter source and college campuses are great for that,” she said. “If we can get to them quickly enough, we can re-socialize them and then put them through an adoption venue.”Feral cats are harder to socialize according to Ally Cat Allies. It is in their best interest to live outside.Kittens up to four months old, feral or stray, can be socialized and make good companion pets, but after four months it becomes almost impossible to socialize them, Alexander said.Hudson said she doesn’t have a problem with the cats being around, but the waking her up and following her home is starting to bug her.“At some point enough is enough. I’m not ready to be a crazy cat lady no matter how much they [the cats] want me to be,” she said. “It wasn’t bad when it was just the one, but every night it seems like there’s another [cat].”Reilly said he is no longer going to stop his black lab from chasing the cats.“Maybe she can get them or scare them off and they will just go away,” he said. “They are so annoying.”Getting rid of the current cat population won’t mean the population won’t come back.According to Alley Cat Allies, biologists have found that removing the cats only creates a vacuum that attracts other members of the species from neighboring areas.It only takes one female cat to start a colony, which soon turns into 35 cats, Alexander said.In 2012, the City of Fort Worth passed a Trap, Neuter and Release Ordinance to help reduce and stabilize Fort Worth’s cat population.Fort Worth Animal Care & Control provides Trap, Neuter and Release services for feral and stray cats but does not try to socialize or adopt them out.Frogs and Cats Together focuses on Trap, Neuter and Return as opposed to release.Alexander said the use and understanding of return instead of release is very important.“The adults are going to come back because three quarters of the time they’re not capable [of being socialized],” she said. “Every once in awhile they’re a previously socialized cat that once they get back inside they’re like, ‘Oh thank God, I’m with humans again,’ but most of the time they are wild as march hares.”The cats returning can be beneficial to the environment and nearby individuals.“At one time the [apartment] office got rid of almost all of them [the cats], but then there were cockroaches,” Tyler Chandler an assistant chemical engineer and resident of the complex said. “But before you could complain about the cockroaches the cats were back. You basically have to pick one.”After the cats return, they are better behaved, they don’t reproduce and they control the rodent and reptile population, Alexander said.Trap, Neuter and Return is not hard but is time-consuming, Alexander said.The process starts by finding where the cat colony spends the majority of their time and feeding them, Alexander said.“The feeding is so important,” she said. “You gain their trust that way, you can watch them for medical issues and you can watch for new ones to show up.”Despite the necessity, feeding the cats is not popular among the public, she said.An email sent out from the apartment complex management on Nov. 11 said that large numbers of cats and cat food were seen around the complex. It said, “Please be aware that any resident that is caught feeding the ferell cats will be charged $100.00 per offense.”This letter was sent to residents of Overton Trail apartment complex on Nov. 11, 2016.Jodi Perrigo a 47-year-old accountant and self-proclaimed cat lover feeds the cats in the Overton Trails complex nightly with no worries about a fine.“They can try to fine me, but you have to feed them if you neuter or spay them and if they want them gone this is how you do it,” Perrigo said.Perrigo has lived in the complex for seven years and says the number of cats has remained steady.She has also been feeding and trapping the cats for all seven years.“Every company and manager that comes in wants to get rid of the cats. What they don’t realize is I am getting rid of the cats, but more will fill that one’s place. It’s a cycle,” she said.After Perrigo traps the cats, she gives them to rescue groups to be adopted out as opposed to returning them to the complex.One of the complex’s management companies over the years was shooting the cats with BB guns and after that started she decided getting them away from the area was the best solution for everyone, Perrigo said.It is not just cats being around the area and waking neighbors up that is the problem, they can pose health risk to humans as well.The Centers for Disease Control found 16 common diseases associated with cats that can cause human illness.Most of the diseases affect people only through contact with a cat like rabies, while some are from bacteria and fecal matter.Alexander said that Trap, Neuter and Return allows cats to get vaccinated, which helps curb diseases.“They get vaccinated for rabies for sure and it’s a three-year shot,” Alexander said.The life expectancy of a feral cat is between three to six years so the vaccine basically covers them for their entire life, Alexander said.“Once they’ve had the rabies vaccine it’s always kind of in there, so it’s not that big of a deal if they don’t get revaccinated,” she said.What cats are using as their litter box needs to be monitored, Alexander said.“If they’re too close to daycares they’ll go over to the sand box and think ‘Oh this is the biggest litter box I’ve ever seen’,” she said. “So, in that case you have to redirect and kind of move them down a little bit.”However, relocating is difficult and avoided as much as possible, Alexander said.“Part of what’s great about Trap, Neuter and Return is you are watching for [feline leukemia]. Some groups get them tested, we get all of our [cats] tested because we are a campus population and that’s part of our mission, to have the cats safe and the students safe,” Alexander said.Hudson said she has never been worried about catching a disease because the cats won’t let her get close to them.Perrigo said she has only seen a handful of cats with any sort of disease through the seven years she has been rescuing them and none of the diseases were serious or untreatable.The cat population in Fort Worth seems to have stabilized after the City of Fort Worth introduced mandated Trap, Neuter and Release, Perrigo said.Alexander said the cat population on TCU’s campus is not increasing because the organization does not let it.Frogs and Cats Together has served the TCU campus since 2004, trapping roughly 200 cats in that time, Alexander said.The organization consists of five or six people who each have their own colony of cats, which they take care of.“Everybody’s got their colonies they go feed. They’ve established their trust their bond,” she said. “That’s what makes people so passionate about when they do this, it’s like they have cats. The know their cats, they’ve named them, they’ve fixed them, they’ve taken care of them and so it’s not for the faint of heart because stuff does happen to them. Its heart-wrenching, it’s like losing an animal.” Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Tori Knox Murder Worth no more? National Night Out increases community safety Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebooklast_img read more

News Now 11/7/18

first_imgTwitter Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Linkedin Facebook TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s ReddIt TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Pantone: Color of the year 2020 TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Twitter TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week Previous articleCruz holds off O’Rourke to keep Senate seatNext articleWhat we’re reading: The results are in TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU News Now 4/24/20 TAGSbroadcastvideo ReddIt Linkedin + posts Facebook printThis week on TCU News Now, a recap of this year’s midterm election results and ways for students to adjust to daylight saving time.News Now 11/7/18 from TCU Student Media on Vimeo. TCU 360 Staff TCU News Now 8/26/20 News Now 4/10/20last_img read more

Ban on Taimi o’Tonga newspaper judged illegal by Supreme Court

first_img Tonga gags state broadcaster two weeks before election May 27, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ban on Taimi o’Tonga newspaper judged illegal by Supreme Court RSF_en to go further TongaAsia – Pacific The government’s February 2003 ban on the bi-weekly paper Taimi ‘o Tongawas declared illegal and a violation of the national constitution by theTonga Supreme Court on 26 May. Chief Justice Gordon Ward, who is British,said the government’s repeated efforts to ban the paper were thinly-veiledattempts to curb press freedom. Ward also suspended the government’scancellation of the paper’s publishing licence and the latest issue shouldbe freely on sale throughout the country on 28 May. In the days before thecourt decision, the authorities tried to ban foreigners from owning localnewspapers. Taimi ‘o Tonga’s publisher, Kalafi Moala, is a Tonga-born UScitizen.————————————-04.03.2003 Five accused of contempt of court for criticising ban on newspaperTwo journalists and three human rights activists have been accused of “contempt of court” by the state prosecutor in Tonga after the screening of a debate by the privately-owned TV channel Oceania Broadcasting Network in which they questioned the legality of a ban imposed in February on the country’s only privately-owned newspaper, the twice-weekly Taimi ‘o Tonga.The two journalists are Sangster Saulala, the head of Oceania Broadcasting Network, and Tavake Fusimalohi, the former head of the Tonga Broadcast Commission. The three others named in the accusation are Lopeti Senituli, Rev. Seimote Vea and Ofa Simiki, all of the Tonga Human rights and Democracy Movement. The supreme court is meanwhile examining an appeal by Taimi ‘o Tonga’s editor against the ban.__________________________________________________________02.27.2003 Newspaper banned for criticising governmentReporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) protested today at the Tongan government’s ban on the privately-owned biweekly paper Taimi ‘o Tonga (Times of Tonga), which recently denounced corruption and a decision by King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV to build a cigarette factory.”The government’s ban earlier this week on importing the paper from New Zealand, where it is published, threatens the right of Tongans to independent news,” the organisation said, calling on the prime minister, Prince ‘Ulukalala Lavaka Ata, to reverse the decision and allow the paper into the country.Kalafi Moala, the paper’s publisher, who was deported to New Zealand in1995, learned of the ban in a letter from the Tonga customs chief, Siosiua ‘Utoikamanu, according to the Associated Press. He said he would appeal against the decision, which has meant laying off six of the paper’s eight journalists in Tonga. News News Help by sharing this information TongaAsia – Pacific November 14, 2019 Find out more News RSF asks Nauru to let journalists cover Pacific Islands Forum News Organisation Follow the news on Tonga Supporters of the king circulated a petition in January last year calling for the Times of Tonga to be banned. In March, the paper’s editor was charged with libelling the king. “They’ve been trying to shut us down for 14 years and this ban definitely puts the paper under threat of closure,” said Moala, who set up the paper’s headquarters in Auckland (New Zealand). In 1996, he was banned from travelling to Tonga. August 14, 2018 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF condemns cancellation of Vanuatu newspaper editor’s work permit October 31, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more

ECISD police make Christmas deliveries

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp An ECISD police officer dressed as a blue Santa gathers gifts as the ECISD Police Department prepares to deliver gifts to families in need across Odessa on Friday morning. Despite the economic downturn, the Ector County Independent School District Police Department delivered cars full of Christmas gifts Friday to families in need.  This yearly event has become a nonprofit venture called “Operation Blue Santa” and the response this year has been overwhelming, a news release said. Officers and Odessa Student Crime Stoppers raised enough donations to deliver gifts to 10 families, the release said. Given the hardships faced in the Odessa community this year, Lt. Jeff Daniels said the department wanted to do more. “… One of the programs that’s available to law enforcement is the Blue Santa program, so we incorporated that into our donation drive. Typically, we keep this program within the school district and employees — just strictly employees — donate to assist families. But with the Blue Santa program, we reached out in the community for community partners … and we had an overwhelming response; our biggest year yet. We were able to raise about $8,500 and we supported 10 families and a total of 26 ECISD students,” Daniels said. ECISD police delivered gifts to three families Thursday from the myriad of gifts at the police department. Officers and officers dressed in blue Santa suits split up to deliver the gifts. At the first stop Friday, no one was home and at the second was a young woman with a nearly 2-month-old baby. Plans are to reach out to the first family and make arrangements to deliver the gifts. Families are chosen by the counseling department and Student Crime Stoppers did the shopping. It took four or five days to gather all the gifts. “Then we have officers who volunteered to come in and sort through everything and wrap it and make sure everything was in a presentable manner for the students,” Daniels said. If there was anything on the list that was missed, they went back out to get it. Officers Matt Gonzales and Lucas Mesa were the Blue Santas. “I was excited about it …,” Gonzales said of being a Blue Santa. “I was willing and I was gung-ho. I wanted to do it; try something different to help with the fundraising for the kids. …” Mesa was also enthusiastic. “I love it. It’s a blast; anything to help out our community,” Mesa said. A group of Student Crime Stoppers who volunteered to help with shopping and deliveries said they were glad to do their part. “It was very interesting. It was really nice to go and shop for them actually because you could just pick whatever,” said Viviana Mota, a 16-year-old Odessa High School sophomore. Cooper Aranda, a 14-year-old OHS freshman, said it was fun “just knowing that we’re getting stuff for families that really need it.” Martha Galindo, a 16-year-old OHS student and mother of a 2-month-old daughter, said she was thankful for the gifts that she and her family received. She has two brothers and two sisters. “I’m very thankful for the help that we’re getting and I’m thankful for the gifts that they’re giving us,” Galindo said. Facebook Twitter ECISD police make Christmas deliveries WhatsApp TAGS  center_img By Digital AIM Web Support – December 18, 2020 Previous articleOAT12xx20ECISDChristmasNext articleApache Corporation donates trees statewide Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Pinterest EducationECISDLocal News Twitterlast_img read more

Most Americans Don’t Fully Understand Their Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Phil Hall 2020-11-25 Christina Hughes Babb  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Most Americans Don’t Fully Understand Their Homeowner’s Insurance Policy November 25, 2020 1,961 Views Share 1Save Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago While a home insurance policy is a must-have for any residential property owner, more than a few homeowners lack a proper understanding of what their policies cover.According to a new published nationwide survey by Plymouth Rock Home Assurance that polled 1,000 homeowners, only 30% of respondents admitted they confident that they knew what their home insurance plan covered while 20% acknowledged they did not know what they were paying for home insurance. And while 68% of respondents compared carriers when they last purchased home insurance and 47% used a home insurance agent to purchase a policy, half of the respondents adopted a “set it and forget it” strategy and have not shopped for a new home insurance policy in the past three years.As for the primary reasons for buying home insurance, 76% of respondents wanted to protect their property and belongings while 69% cited having peace of mind in being covered, 52% stated their mortgage lender required it and 35% were seeking personal liability protection in case of a lawsuit.However, home insurance is not a universal aspect of homeownership: the study also highlighted a National Association of Insurance Commissioners study that found that only 85% of American-owned homes are insured.Separately, the 2020 US Home Insurance Study recently published by J.D. Power found that more than two-thirds of home insurance clients were planning to renew policies with their current providers based on the quality of customer service experience they received. Slightly less than two-thirds of the 12,000 respondents listed reputation and convenience as the next major factors driving customer retention, while price was among the least chosen motivators.As for the carriers, Country Financial topped the 2020 list of home insurance providers with a J.D. Power rating of 855 out of 1,000. Rounding out the top five were Amica Mutual (853), Auto-Owners Insurance (843), Erie Insurance (839) and The Hartford (832). Judging criteria were based on interaction, policy offerings, price, billing process and policy information, claims. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Freddie Mac: Single-Family Delinquencies Down Next: Shumate Tapped to Oversee Title Support at SLK Global Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Home / Daily Dose / Most Americans Don’t Fully Understand Their Homeowner’s Insurance Policy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more