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Investors are getting picky

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Show Comments ▼ LET’S face it; for most of the rally off the 2009 lows, equity investors could have got a decent return from buying just about any mainstream index. It’s been pretty much one-way traffic and even the most inept of investors could be sitting pretty on a big double-digit return. But is the going about to get a lot tougher?To recap, the S&P is up circa 95 per cent from March 2009, the Euro Stoxx 50 is up 22 per cent ahead of its twelve month low and our very own FTSE 100 has gone up 16 per cent in the last 52 weeks. So far, so good – but the current earnings season may be proving that the time to be a little more stock specific could be upon us.This past week has seen a whole host of disappointments for the market: from Cisco to Air France-KLM, from Nokia to L’Oreal. In the UK, Diageo fell last week as sales missed taregts on the back of the economic woes of Greece, Spain and Ireland.So are the wheels falling off the earnings story? The answer, by and large, is a resounding “no”. If, for example, you look at the US reporting season so far, 71 per cent of companies have beaten forecasts, according to Capital IQ, a market analytics research group. Capital IQ says this is being led by a strong performance from the financial sector. In fact, virtually no sector is showing a net miss on numbers. The problem appears to be an asymmetrical response from the market when looking at beats compared with misses. UBS strategist Nick Nelson pointed out to me last week that companies beating expectations in Europe are being rewarded with a 3.06 per cent rise in their share prices on average on the day or reporting. However, companies missing are being hit by an average 5.43 per cent fall. The conclusion is clear – investors are getting fussier. They want more bang for their buck.In its most recent report on the European earnings season so far, UBS reports: “We are now approaching halfway through the season, and the developing trend has been of consensus expectations catching up with the early positive reporting, leading net reporting to nearer to in-line.”Nelson believes though that the top line growth story for companies remains strong, but it is the capex increases coming through to the bottom line that are hurting for some companies. Higher costs are materialising for companies across the board but it is the ability, or lack of ability, to pass them on to the consumer that is the key. The nearer you are to the consumer, then the harder it is to pass on price increases. That, at least, is how the logic goes.So while it’s not exactly the moment to call time on the equity market rally of the past two years, with much of the easy money now well and truly in the price, it is undoubtedly time to return to good old – and tricky – stock picking. How inconvenient for most of us.Steve Sedgwick is a presenter on Squawk Box Europe each weekday morning on CNBC. Sunday 13 February 2011 11:14 pm whatsapp Share whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content Investors are getting picky last_img read more

British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco Uganda Limited (BAT Uganda) grows and processes tobacco in Uganda and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products to the local market and for export. Brands sold by BAT Uganda include Dunhill, Rex, Sportsman and Safari. Tobacco is grown in 13 districts in Uganda through a network of tobacco farmers. The raw tobacco is transported to the BAT Uganda green leaf threshing plant in Kampala where it is processed and packed for local and export cigarette consumption. BAT Uganda also exports tobacco leaves to cigarette manufacturers in Europe, Asia and other African countries. BAT Uganda is a subsidiary of British American Tobacco Investments Limited. British American Tobacco Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Lions 2013: The anniversary of Jonny Wilkinson versus Elton Flatley

first_img“In 2001 Queensland put up a full-strength team full of internationals. We were confident and we knew it would be great to get a Lions scalp. We would go down in history if we got that. Then I went to the breakdown and Lawrence Dallaglio and Neil Back were there!”The New South Wales-born footballer laughs. He has been to the pinnacle of the game and played scintillating rugby, but he would rather explain the dismay in the shed after being bludgeoned by the Lions than gloat about the Test series victory he played a part in.So what was it like facing Jonny for the first time?“I remember watching him train at Ballymore. He stayed out two hours after the team. He is the consummate professional and as a competitor he is right up there. He had to be the best and he ended up winning the World Cup (two years later). I would have loved to see him back here again. In Australia they would love to see the back of him, but we respect him.”Flatley will always share a part of history with his English counterpart, even if the events on that day were simply part of his routine.“With that first kick I was nervous,” Flatley explains of his shot-for-shot second half with Wilkinson in 2003, “but, as Jonny will agree, that is why you spend all those hours kicking. In those moments the training takes over.“With the second kick I was confident – perhaps over-confident – and I put it through. It was one of the great games, even if it was absolutely the wrong result. It was so, so close but England were deserving World Cup champions and Jonny deserved to win.”Taking a breather: Wilkinson relaxes after a tough seasonThe two could not be further apart now. Flatley is an insurance advisor in Queensland. He is happy he will not be in the defensive line when the big Lions come roaring forward and the romantic in him wants a series draw heading into the last Test of the tour. Wilkinson says he now feels more comfortable in his own skin. He wants to help young players on at Toulon and although he is “freaked out” by the idea of being a player-coach, he does see his future in mentoring individuals. He just wants the Lions to build momentum as a team before those Tests.The decorated pair may respect each other and are at pains to explain how resplendent the other is, but they are definitely different and whatever they say it was their bloody attempts to vanquish each other that made their rivalry one of the game’s best. Beautiful rivalry: Jonny Wilkinson and Elton Flatley collide in the World Cup final, the site of their greatest ever duelBy Alan DymockON SATURDAY the British and Irish Lions face the Queensland Reds, a team they thumped 42-8 last time they met at Ballymore 12 years ago. The ground itself became legendary for hosting the infamously physical second Test in the Lions series of 1989, but on that that day, on June 16 2001, Ballymore became the testing ground for one of rugby’s greatest duels.It was the first ever match-up between Jonny Wilkinson and Elton Flatley.Running amok: Jonny Wilkinson versus the Queensland Reds“I remember watching that Lions game at Ballymore in ’89,” Wilkinson says as we talk about that third game on the 2001 tour Down Under.  “I knew the place had historical significance. It was exciting playing there because I came in with not very much time to prepare, as the Lions were never going to have international-style preparation, but we set the tour up. I was actually injured, with my groin, but I enjoyed it.”The Toulon captain has since been laid low with another groin injury, making it almost impossible for him to be called up as a replacement to tour again, 12 years after he held the rudder for the Lions in the land of green and gold. However, in that match against Queensland, while the likes of Dan Luger and Keith Wood were helping the fly-half dominate the province, the opposition playmaker was the man who caught Wilkinson’s eye.“I remember him [Flatley] being an all-round talent, with his kicking and moving. He had it all but once I got to know him the overriding issue for me became the fact that he was just a really nice bloke. Sometimes when you play you can say you will do this to someone or do that, but it becomes much harder against people that have respect for others and great values. They are the tricky ones, because they are the ones who know your game and understand every decision, as real leaders.”For the lovers of the game this first meeting is a significant moment in the history of rugby. It was the first time that Wilkinson and Flatley stood directly opposite each other, studying their opponent, staring him down.Steel: Flatley kicks RWC 03 into extra timeFlatley’s all-round talent was not advertised at fly-half in a game where only Sam Cordingley crossing the whitewash for the hosts. One measly Queensland conversion was matched with four from Wilkinson, plus three penalties. However, he was at stand-off the day Australia won the third Test against the Lions to snatch the series and just two years later the Australian picked the biggest stage of all, the World Cup final, to take the Englishman’s breath away.“There were two kicks Flatley had to make in the final and I remember thinking ‘there’s no way he can get them both,’” Wilkinson continues. “When you take me out of the moment, there was so much pressure there and once he kicked the first one I went to the halfway for the restart and actually said out loud ‘fair play.’“When he took the second I did wonder if they would get there, but thankfully that wasn’t the case. From Flatley that was quality, right there. The kicks were difficult even though they may not have been on the edge of his range. You have got to make those and he did.”That duel in the final between two dead-eyed sharpshooters has become iconic. Wilkinson met with a determined and nerveless foe in the then-inside centre, and he raised his own game. The showdown will live long in the memory, but on the other side is self-deprecating Flatley, a man quick to smile and point out that his meetings with Wilkinson have always been coloured by the fact he was set against impressive units. PICTURE BY Ben Duffy – www.benduffyphotography.com – pictured is Jonny Wilkinson – 06th June 2013 near Newcastle, UKCopyright – Ben Duffy – 07891705762 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS As Owen Farrell and Quade Cooper vie to dominate proceedings at Suncorp on Saturday, perhaps they may capture just a little of that respectful enmity. Perhaps they may go on to duel in future years. Then again, maybe we will never see the likes of Wilkinson versus Flatley again.Jonny Wilkinson was speaking to Rugby World on behalf of Gillette’s Great Start programme, celebrating the role of coaching and encouraging the next generation to get into coaching by offering grants.  To apply for a coaching grant visit www.facebook.co.uk/GilletteUKlast_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Por Onell A. SotoPosted Nov 7, 2014 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rapidísimas Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release El martes 4 de noviembre se celebraron en Estados Unidos las elecciones para elegir senadores, representantes y gobernadores. Como en otras ocasiones la asistencia a las urnas fue moderada. Los republicanos que tienen ideas más conservadoras que los demócratas controlan las dos cámaras. Según observadores la situación se hará más difícil para el presidente Barack Obama que pertenece al partido demócrata.  Muchos ciudadanos estarán contentos que haya terminado esta jornada que debido a la propaganda por todos los medios de comunicación, tenía ensordecida al resto de la población. A diferencia de elecciones anteriores la religión no fue un factor decisivo en la justa electoral. Saira Blair, una bonita joven de 18 años se ha convertido en la legisladora más joven de Estados Unidos. Es republicana y ha obtenido un curul en la Cámara de Delegados del estado de Virginia Occidental. La resolución autorizando el uso de la marihuana con fines médicos o recreativos, no pasó en la Florida.La joven Brittany Maynard que sufría de un cáncer cerebral incurable y planeó su muerte con anticipación ha generado polémica en círculos evangélicos y católicos romanos. Una encuesta realizada antes de su muerte reveló que el 78 por ciento de los encuestados dijo que no le parecía “una buena idea” y que ellos mismos no se someterían al mismo proceso. La respuesta más frecuente entre los creyentes fue que “Dios da la vida y que nadie tiene derecho a acabar con ella”. El director de la Academia Pontificia para la Vida, Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, calificó el acto de “irreprensible” y añadió que “la dignidad no es poner fin a la propia vida”.La Defensoría del Pueblo de Colombia dijo que estaba preocupada por la vulneración de los derechos humanos de la población por parte de organizaciones al margen de la ley, especialmente en la costa del Pacífico. En un informe público se hizo referencia a las bandas criminales de “Los Urabeños” y el clan del narcotráfico “Los Usuga” que están activas en 168 municipios de los 27 departamentos del país.La universidad jesuita Creighton de Omaha, Nebraska, está en medio de una controversia por haber decidido reconocer los derechos de los compañeros o compañeras de los matrimonios gay que trabajan en la universidad, aún cuando el estado no lo ha aprobado. En el país hay 21 otras universidades jesuitas que proveen beneficios a los matrimonios del mismo sexo que se hayan casado legalmente según las leyes del estado.David Hope, anterior arzobispo anglicano de York en Inglaterra, ha renunciado a su cargo de obispo auxiliar honorario por no haber denunciado a la policía que uno de sus clérigos abusaba de menores en una escuela de la iglesia. Hope ha pedido excusas por du falta pero aún así tendrá que someterse a la justicia. Denunciar delitos de pedofilia es parte del código civil y eclesiástico en Inglaterra.La Iglesia Anglicana de la República Democrática del Congo ha recibido buena prensa por ayudar al pueblo pigmeo del Congo donde se estima que unos600 mil personas viven en medio de la selva bajo condiciones primitivas sin auxilio del gobierno o de ninguna otra fuente. Un visitante al hogar de los pigmeos quedó muy impresionado con el carácter jovial y amistoso de este grupo étnico y también por el número de cada núcleo familiar. El visitante también pudo saber que muchos de los hombres vivían en esclavitud y que habían sido maltratados por el gobierno.En México sigue la violencia. El más reciente hecho lo constituye el arresto del ex alcalde de Iguala, José Luis Abarca, y su esposa, María de los Ángeles Pineda, en  una casa de Iztapalapa tras un operativo de la Policía Federal. Las autoridades federales no cesan de buscar a los 43 estudiantes que desaparecieron hace más de un mes. Los jóvenes se preparaban para ser maestros.En la fraternidad judía de la Universidad de Emory en Atlanta desconocidos pintaron esvásticas en sus paredes al día siguiente de la celebración de Yom Kippur, una de las más principales fiestas judías. Las esvásticas son símbolos del gobierno nazi que exterminó a millones de judíos. El Yom Kippur o Día del Arrepentimiento es el día más santo del año judío. La fraternidad judía en Emory fue fundada en 1920.VERDAD. La jerarquía en la iglesia más que un honor es un servicio. Papa Francisco Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LAlast_img read more

Apopka makes the list for Orange County’s targeted billboard campaign

first_img ‘I Got My Shot’ billboards feature Central Florida physicians, families and local pastorsFrom the Orange County NewsroomThe Orange County Communication Task Force that launched the “I Got My Shot” public safety campaign is expanding its commitment to educating and encouraging residents to be vaccinated. With over 120 convenient and free COVID-19 vaccination sites countywide, the task force is launching a targeted billboard campaign aimed to encourage residents to find a nearby location and to get vaccinated.Orange County vaccination rate as of June 2, 2021Eighteen public service messages went up Monday, June 7, 2021 and will remain in place for 12 weeks, ending August 29, 2021. The billboards will go where the data from the Florida Department of Health in Orange County show they are most needed based on vaccination rates in the area.Orange County collaborated with over 10 local physicians, four families and four places of worship for the creation, support and rollout of these billboards, including Apopka’s Rejoice in the Lord Ministries.Rejoice in the Lord Ministries is a nondenominational church under the leadership of Pastor Zak, and located at 8053 Gilliam Road, Apopka 32703. Their website states that they are “a Christian community seeking to make a positive impact on the world” around them by following the example of Jesus Christ to love God and love His people.This positive impact will take on a unique and tangible expression these next three months, as they host one of the 18 “I Got My Shot” billboards. The message this campaign hopes to send to residents is that the vaccine is safe and convenient, and to encourage them to get the vaccine as soon as possible to help build “community immunity”.Thank you Rejoice in the Lord Ministries for doing your part to spread the word!For a full list of all the billboard locations, or for more information email [email protected], or visit www.ocfl.net/IGotMyShot.Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels. TAGSapopkaBillboardsChurchCOVID-19DataFlorida Department of Health in Orange CountyI Got My Shot campaignOrange County GovernmentRejoice in the Lord MinistriesVaccinationVaccine Previous articleIs regenerative agriculture egg-zactly what the planet needs?Next articleNew Florida law requires impact fees be capped, incrementally phased-in Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

Business school construction causing confusion for some students

first_imgColleen Powellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-powell/ Facebook Twitter Linkedin Never too young to make an impact Twitter Fort Worth Music Festival Eco-Friendly hair salons look to encourage others to help the environment + posts Linkedin Colleen Powellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-powell/ Colleen Powellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-powell/ Facebook ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt printForget searching for a parking spot, the expansion of the Neeley School of Business has left some students looking for their professors.Many of the faculty, along with some administrative staff, moved to the temporary offices on Merida Avenue. Dean Homer Erekson said others are working from an office in GrandMarc.  “I have had trouble meeting with a lot of my professors in the business school during office hours because they don’t have a permanent office,” sophomore pre-business major Katie Collins said.Teachers’ times often vary from week-to-week and Collins said it can be hard to find the temporary placements.For some professors, the temporary placements are rows of trailers. It is a sea of beige for students to search through in order to find their desired destination.An example of one of the trailers during the construction process.“The trailer park city, which is where relocations are, is terrible, and I feel bad for the teachers,” said sophomore pre-business major Hunter Hodges. This is an adjustment both faculty and students have had to make.“These changes have taken a little getting used to at first, but we are excited about what is to come,” Erekson said.The construction process is moving ahead on schedule. Erekson said the plan is to have all faculty and staff moved into the new facilities and for classes to start by January 2020. The new building complex will include new east and south wings, housing high-tech classrooms and a large auditorium.However, some students just get to live through the headache without any of the future benefits.“The new plans for the school will be awesome, but I will not be here in time to experience it because the plans will be complete after everyone my age graduates,” Hodges said. Classrooms will be designed to encourage interaction, and there will be numerous spaces for faculty, staff and students to meet outside of class. “None of this would have been possible without the help of donors,” Erekson said. Previous articleNelson Mandela’s former prison guard visits campus to reflect on their unlikely friendshipNext articleWATCH: Two Peace Corps members talk their experience, application tips Colleen Powell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Colleen Powellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-powell/ Study abroad adds Stellenbosch, South Africa to its list of destinations Colleen Powell Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Global Smart Wearable Market – Market to Grow by 19.48% from 2021 – 2026…

first_img Global Smart Wearable Market – Market to Grow by 19.48% from 2021 – 2026 – ResearchAndMarkets.com Twitter TAGS  Pinterest Previous articleGlobal Microfluidic Devices Market Forecast to 2026 – Impact of COVID-19, Company Profiles and Recent Developments – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS: Feb. 8 Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsBusinesscenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Facebook Twitter Facebook WhatsApp DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– The “Smart Wearable Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 – 2026)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The shipment volume of smart wearables globally stood at 266.3 million units in 2020 and is projected to reach 776.23 million units by 2026, registering a CAGR of 19.48% during the period of 2021-2026. Wearable technology, an emerging trend, integrates electronics to daily activities and addresses the changing lifestyles with the ability to be worn on any part of the body. Factors, such as the ability to connect to the internet and provide data exchange options between a network and a device, are leading to the trend of wearable technology. Wearables have gained significant traction, owing to the boom in the fitness trend across consumers. According to Cisco Systems, the number of connected wearable devices is expected to increase from 593 million in 2018 to 1,105 million in 2022. The smartwatch category is experiencing a rise, owing to additional features, like the brand that suits the everyday lifestyle. Strong brands, such as Apple and Fossil, are keeping the pricing consistent with the price bands of traditional watches, to maintain their revenues. With Google’s WearOS, many other premium watchmakers, such as TAG and Armani, have entered the segment. The COVID-19 outbreak and the lockdown restrictions across the globe have affected industrial activities across the world. The electronics industry is hit severely with a significant influence on its supply chain and production facilities. The production came to stand still in China and Taiwan during February and March, which influenced various OEMs across the globe. Key Market Trends Incremental Technological Advancements Aiding the Market GrowthOwing to the increasing penetration rates of urbanization, the demand for aesthetically appealing advanced featured products with the ability to better serve the consumers’ daily requirements, such as time schedules, has driven the market for smartwatches, globally.Moreover, the huge millennial population has been adopting smartwatches, owing to the increased spending for their regular work hours tracking as well as luxury standards. According to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), millennial expenditure is expected to increase across various major economies.In addition, the use of fiber optic sensors (FOSs) has been widely accepted as a substitute for traditional sensors in smart fabrics/clothing. The reason being their small size and better metrological properties. Although the same may not be the case, in head-mounted displays, companies, such as Lucyd, are focusing on the ergonomics aspect. By reducing the size and weight, companies expect to increase the applications of the head-mounted displays across industries. Asia-Pacific to Witness the Fastest Growth RateAsia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth in the smart wearable market during the forecast period. The growing electronics industry coupled with a rapid rise in the disposable income in the region is driving the smart wearable market.In China, the wearables market has taken on a different shape fuelled partly by the purchases of growing affluent consumers. For instance, according to the recent report by a government think tank in China stated that approximately 80% of the smart wearable devices in the world are manufactured in the southeastern Chinese port city and manufacturing hub. According to the report published by the China Center for Information Industry Development, Shenzhen, the base camp of many Chinese tech giants, is the biggest R&D (research and development) and production center for smart wearables.Moreover, increasing awareness regarding fitness, technological advancements, and the availability of high-speed Internet connectivity are the major factors propelling smart wearable market growth in the country. Competitive Landscape The smart wearable market is highly competitive. The market has gained a competitive edge in recent years. Additionally, several efforts are being taken by the players to gain a competitive edge in this fast-growing market, mainly catering to the demand from the millennial generation population.September 2020 – Apple Inc. launched seven next-gen touchscreen smartwatches under its six brands for the tech-savvy millennials in India. The seven smartwatches are Fossil Gen 4 Smartwatch Venture HR and Explorist HR for Fossil, Skagen Falster 2 for Skagen, Michael Kors Access Runway for Michael Kors, Emporio Armani Connected for Emporio Armani, A – X Armani Exchange Connected for Armani Exchange and Diesel Full Guard for Diesel.August 2020 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd launched the Galaxy Watch 3, among its new product lineup. The Galaxy Watch3 is available in 41mm and 45mm models, both in LTE and Bluetooth variants. The stainless-steel version comes in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black and Mystic Silver, while the titanium model is available in Mystic Black. Galaxy Watch3 uses red LED and infrared rays to estimate SpO2 levels. Galaxy Watch3 automatically detects hard falls, with its enhanced accelerometer. Galaxy Watch3 records REM cycles, deep sleep, and total sleep time to score and help improve the quality of sleep. Key Topics Covered: 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition 1.2 Scope of the Study 2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4 MARKET DYNAMICS 4.1 Market Overview 4.2 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants 4.2.4 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry 4.2.5 Threat of Substitute Products 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis 4.4 Impact of COVID-19 on the Smart Lighting Market 4.5 Market Drivers 4.5.1 Incremental Technological Advancements Aiding the Market Growth 4.6 Market Challenges 4.6.1 High Cost and Data Security Concerns 5 MARKET SEGMENTATION 5.1 Product 5.1.1 Smartwatches 5.1.2 Head-mounted Displays? 5.1.3 Smart Clothing 5.1.4 Ear Worn 5.1.5 Fitness Trackers? 5.1.6 Body-worn Camera? 5.1.7 Exoskeleton? 5.1.8 Medical Devices 5.2 Geography 5.2.1 North America 5.2.1.1 United States 5.2.1.2 Canada 5.2.2 Europe 5.2.2.1 United Kingdom 5.2.2.2 Germany 5.2.2.3 France 5.2.2.4 Rest of Europe 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific 5.2.3.1 China 5.2.3.2 India 5.2.3.3 Japan 5.2.3.4 South Korea 5.2.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific 5.2.4 Latin America 5.2.5 Middle East and Africa 6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 6.1 Company Profiles 6.1.1 Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc. 6.1.2 Cyberdyne Inc. 6.1.3 Transcend Information Inc. 6.1.4 GoPro Inc. 6.1.5 Sensoria Inc. 6.1.6 AIQ Smart Clothing Inc. 6.1.7 Medtronic PLC 6.1.8 Withings 6.1.9 Huami Corporation 6.1.10 Omron Healthcare Inc. 6.1.11 Nuheara Limited 6.1.12 Bragi GmbH 6.1.13 Microsoft Corporation 6.1.14 Sony Corporation 6.1.15 Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd 6.1.16 Fitbit Inc. 6.1.17 Fossil Group Inc. 6.1.18 Garmin Ltd 6.1.19 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd 6.1.20 Apple Inc. 7 INVESTMENT ANALYSIS 8 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/aalrtv View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005342/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 05:29 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 05:29 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005342/enlast_img read more

Non-Profit Sues HUD Over Stalled Information Request on Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures

first_img Related Articles California Reinvestment Coalition HUD Non-Borrowing Spouses Reverse Mortgages Widow Foreclosures 2015-10-06 Brian Honea October 6, 2015 1,190 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 10/6/2015 Next: Brock & Scott Expands Operations and Presence in Florida Non-Profit Sues HUD Over Stalled Information Request on Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures Subscribe Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: California Reinvestment Coalition HUD Non-Borrowing Spouses Reverse Mortgages Widow Foreclosures San Francisco-based non-profit California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) filed a lawsuit in federal court against HUD, claiming that the Department improperly denied a fee waiver for a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, according to an announcement from CRC.CRC submitted the FOIA request in November 2014 in order to obtain more information on HUD’s overseeing of the reverse mortgage industry, the national impact of foreclosures on widowed non-borrowing spouses on reverse mortgages (many of whom are seniors), how HUD responds to these foreclosures, and the track record of OneWest Bank and its reverse mortgage subsidiary, Financial Freedom, according to CRC.”We filed our FOIA request in 2014 after being contacted by affected widows and advocates in the context of our protest against the merger of OneWest Bank with CIT Group,” said Kevin Stein, associate director at CRC. “We heard a number of troubling stories about widowed homeowners being foreclosed on by Financial Freedom. Given the national implications of this problem, we requested data from HUD on the number of people impacted and HUD’s process for designing a new policy. We also asked HUD for data on Financial Freedom foreclosures and complaints so that the public and bank regulators could better evaluate OneWest’s track record as part its merger application.”A spokesman from HUD said the Department’s policy was not to comment on ongoing litigation.”We heard a number of troubling stories about widowed homeowners being foreclosed on by Financial Freedom.”CRC requested the waiver for the FOIA fee based on the non-profit’s belief that the request met the “public interest” requirement, given the number of seniors who could be affected by the problem. HUD denied the fee waiver request in December 2014 and also denied a subsequent appeal in March 2015, claiming that the request did not meet the Department’s public interest requirements, according to CRC.Many so-called “widow foreclosures” happened because some reverse mortgage originators named only the borrower on the reverse mortgage, which later allowed the servicers to foreclose on the non-borrowing spouse. Many of the non-borrowing spouses were unaware that servicers could legally foreclose on them and were not anticipating this. HUD, while overseeing the reverse mortgage industry, allowed these foreclosures until the department was sued and required by law to amend its reverse mortgage policies for non-borrowing spouses, according to CRC.The FOIA request made by CRC is asking HUD for:The number of foreclosures on reverse mortgages nationally since 2009 (including “widow foreclosures,” or foreclosures on non-borrowing, surviving spouses)The number of foreclosures on reverse mortgages by OneWest/Financial Freedom on both borrowers and non-borrowing, surviving spousesThe number of complaints to HUD against OneWest/Financial Freedom since 2009, as well as the types of complaints and resolutionsInformation on HUD’s process for creating new policies to address the issue of widow foreclosuresThe number of current non-borrowing spouses who could potentially face foreclosure because they are not named on the mortgage”We are hopeful this lawsuit will be resolved quickly so the fee waiver is granted, the data we seek in our FOIA request is produced by HUD and the public is granted access to this important information,” Stein said. 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Malin Head had wettest May in 120 years

first_img By admin – June 3, 2015 Google+ WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Twitter Facebook Malin Head had wettest May in 120 yearscenter_img Twitter Previous articleCampaign launched to save the Cleary Centre in Donegal TownNext articleDerry and Strabane bidding to be European Youth Capital 2019 admin Facebook Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Homepage BannerNews Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Met Eireann has confirmed that the weather in May was rotten.Malin Head had its wettest May in 120 years, with Atlantic coastal areas and some Midlands stations reporting double or more their average rainfall.The whole country reported below average temperatures – with many reporting the coolest conditions in almost 20 years.In its Spring summary, Met Eireann says March, April and May were cool, wet and sunny. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Body ID’d as missing man

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Davenport said several personal items were found in McCray’s pants’ pockets including a set of keys that could be to the truck that was found in a wooded area near the pond where McCray’s body was found, but his wallet was at home.“We never found any fishing gear at the pond so we might go back and check the area again, if the family would want that done,” Davenport said.  “But, the report from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences has positively identified the body and determined Mr. McCray’s death was from natural causes. With that report, we can now officially close the case.” Body ID’d as missing man You Might Like ‘Shower’ benefits Pike Animal Shelter ‘babies’ The Humane Society of Pike County is hosing an event for the Pike Animal Shelter titled “It’s Raining Cats &… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skipcenter_img The decomposing body of an unidentified male discovered in a private pond off County Road 3310 on Saturday has been positively identified as that of Fred McCray, 62.Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport said Pike County Coroner Jerry Williams notified him shortly after noon on Tuesday that the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences had identified the body as that of McCray.“According to the forensic report, Mr. McCray died of a massive stroke,” Davenport said. “The Brundidge Police Department has been treating the case as a possible homicide until the forensic investigation was complete.  But there was no evidence of foul play. Mr. McCray’s death was not a homicide in any sense of the word.” Davenport said, according to the forensic report, McCray had been dead for seven to 10 days before a man, who was fishing the pond in rural Pike County with his son, discovered the body.“In talking with Mr. McCray’s wife, I was told that it was not unusual for him to be gone for several days at a time,” Davenport said. “He often went fishing in the pond where his body was found and also in Eufaula. He sometimes checked himself into rehab, I was told. “When the unidentified body was found in the pond, the family began to check the places where Mr. McCray might have gone but he was not at any of those places. So, we suspected that the body might be his.” By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Print Article Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 3:00 am Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more