So that’s why sales are slowing down! Brits now move home every 23 years

first_imgThe time gap between people moving home has increased from nine to 23 years since the late 1980s as high house prices have made moving up the property ladder more expensive, research by market analyst Hometrack has revealed.This may explain why property transactions have not recovered their pre-financial crisis crash. Before the global banking meltdown approximately 120,000 properties were sold each month, a figure which is currently running at just under half that number, according to latest Land Registry figures.Scottish movementsHometrack, which was purchased by ZPG recently, says the average Brit moves home every 22.7 years. Those in Scotland are the most frequent home movers, changing address every 19.6 years followed by the South West at 20.6 years and the East of England at 20.9 years.The Welsh are the most reluctant movers, changing home every 26.8 years on average. Residents in Powys, mid-Wales only move home once every 33.1 years, the data shows.On a very local level, Midlothian in Scotland, which covers the area south of Edinburgh between East Lothian and the Scottish Borders, is where people move home the most frequently, or every 14.9 years, five years faster than the rest of the UK.This is followed by Dartford outside London at 16.5 years and central Edinburgh at 16.6 years.Zoopla suggests there is a correlation between how long people stay in their homes and high house prices and demand, whereas “regions where properties change hands less often can suggest a lower level of demand, or less housing stock,” says Zoopla’s spokesman Lawrence Hall.“Oxford is a slight exception to this rule as slow property turnover in this famous city is most likely a result of both a scarcity of available properties and also a lack of affordability in the local property market.”    Lawrence Hall Hometrack Zoopla ZPG September 18, 2017Nigel 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 » So that’s why sales are slowing down! Brits now move home every 23 years previous nextMarketingSo that’s why sales are slowing down! Brits now move home every 23 yearsHousing market data firm claims Zoopla data reveals people are moving up the rungs of the property ladder much slower than before.Nigel Lewis18th September 201701,088 Viewslast_img read more

Chairperson – Division of Physical Therapy

first_imgCHAIRPERSONDIVISION OF PHYSICAL THERAPYSCHOOL OF MEDICINEBe part of a leadership team within the School of Medicine,Department of Human Performance at West Virginia University locatedin Morgantown, WV. We seek an innovative visionary to lead theDivision of Physical Therapy as chairperson at the rank ofassociate or full professor. Salary is competitive, commensuratewith qualifications and experience. Relocation and start-up packageis available. The Division has a longstanding tradition ofproviding excellent physical therapy education, PT clinicalpractice, and research. This individual will be part of a dynamiceducational and work environment with a strong emphasis oninterprofessional education and collaboration.The Chairperson position may be in either tenure or non-tenuretracks, depending on qualifications. The position presents anopportunity for a dedicated and experienced physical therapisteducator to provide leadership, promote a prioritized agenda ofscholarship and faculty development, contribute to growinginterprofessional activities, and lead curricular innovation. In2019, after a year of planning, the Division implemented a newcurriculum plan based on critical assessment and contemporarymovement system initiatives by the American Physical TherapyAssociation. The DPT curriculum provides a variety of pedagogy fromtraditional hierarchical based learning to integrated clinicalproblem solving. The DPT program is accredited through 2021, andplanning for the upcoming accreditation cycle is wellunderway.The Department invites applications for a department chairpersonwho is a visionary. The successful candidate will provide strong,dynamic, and innovative leadership to advance excellence inteaching, clinical practice, and research. Candidates should have aproven record of a commitment to professional and graduateeducation, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and effectivemanagement and interpersonal skills are required. The Chairpersonheads a leadership team comprised of the director of clinicaleducation and the director of clinical services with a robust teamof dedicated administrative staff members.The Chairperson is responsible for all aspects of academicleadership and administration within the Division including settingstrategic direction, providing mentorship and faculty development,budgeting and fiscal management, curriculum development, oversightand evaluation, and development of new initiatives. The Chairpersonalso has responsibilities in teaching and scholarly activities,advancing physical therapy practice within local communities andthe state of West Virginia, and contributing to a culture ofinclusive excellence.Qualifications :The Chairperson must meet the following criteria forconsideration: Hold an academic doctorateMinimum of 6 years of experience in higher education, with aminimum of three years of full-time experience in physical therapyeducationMeet all CAPTE requirements for a ChairpersonScholarship record consistent with appointment at the Associateor full Professor rankLicensed (or eligible) in the state of West Virginia All qualifications must be met by the time of theappointment.The department will be accepting applications until June 30,2021.Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe position is filled. Salary will be commensurate withqualifications and experience of the candidate.Applicants should apply at: a cover letter of interest, current CV and contactinformation, including e-mail addresses, for three professionalreferences.West Virginia University is a land grant Carnegie-designatedDoctoral Research/Extensive institution, with approximately 32,500students, including 27,000 undergraduate and 5,500graduate/professional students. The WVU Health Sciences Centerincludes the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, PublicHealth and Nursing. Patient care facilities include a 575-bedteaching hospital, a Level I trauma center, and a 70-bedpsychiatric hospital. Morgantown is within easy traveling distanceof Washington, DC, to the east, Pittsburgh, PA, to the north, andCleveland and Columbus, OH, to the northwest. Morgantown has 55,000residents and is rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S.,with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesquecountryside and many outdoor activities.West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunityemployer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for genderequity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff,and students, and invites applications from all qualifiedapplicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, genderidentity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics,disability, or Veteran status.last_img read more

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson To Tour State Educating Citizens On Investment Fraud…

first_img(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson will travel the state educating citizens on investment fraud using a variation on BINGO.The game is designed to educate Hoosiers on how to avoid falling prey to fraudsters. All events are free and will include prizes and refreshments.“Research shows that Americans lose $40 billion a year to investment fraud,” said Secretary Lawson. “Our goal is to give Hoosiers the tools they need to avoid falling prey to scammers and fraudsters. Bringing our MoneyWise BINGO tour to communities around the state helps us spread the word in a fun way to citizens of all ages.”Secretary Lawson will visit the following locations for a BINGO event throughout the summer to educate citizens on investment fraud. All events are free to the public and open to the media. The event will last for an hour. All times are local.July 19th – Fishers, Christ the Savior Lutheran Church at 10:30 amJuly 19th – Anderson, Anderson Public Library at 1:30 pmJuly 23rd – Martinsville, American Legion Post 230 at 2:30 pmJuly 24th – Brownsburg, American Legion Post 331 at 6:00 pmJuly 25th – Franklin, Johnson County Public Library (Franklin Branch) at 3:00 pmJuly 30th – Greenfield, Hancock Public Library (Greenfield Branch) at 12:00 pmJuly 30th – Zionsville, American Legion Post 79 at 3:30 pmJuly 31st – Elkhart, Elkhart Public Library at 9:15 amAugust 23rd – Indianapolis, Indianapolis Public Library (East 38th Street Branch) at 2:30 pmAugust 28th – Evansville, Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library (Central Branch) at 1:00 pmSeptember 4th – Lafayette, Tippecanoe County Public Library (Downtown Branch) at 1:00 pmSeptember 6th – Fort Wayne, Allen County Public Library (Main Branch) at 1:00 pmSeptember 11th – South Bend, St. Joseph County Public Library (Main Library) at 1:00 pmSeptember 11th – Portage, Portage Public Library, 5:00 pmAttendees should RSVP to Mikaela Malott at [email protected] or 317-977-2206, extension 120.Citizens can report suspected securities or investment fraud to the Secretary of State’s office at 317-232-6682. For more information on the MoneyWise BINGO tour or on investor protection, visit LinkEmailShare Indiana Secretary Of State Connie Lawson To Tour State Educating Citizens On Investment Fraud Through BINGOlast_img read more

O.C. Veteran Receives Posthumous Honor for WWII Heroism

first_imgParticipating in the hero ceremony were (l to r): Ocean City Sons of the American Legion Second Vice Commander Steve Koch, Jay-Louise Weldon (daughter of Ed Weldon), SAL Commander Mike Byerly, and Michael Wynne (husband of Jay-Louise.) The membership of Ocean City’s Sons of the American Legion Squadron 524 recently honored deceased post member Ed Weldon by presenting his daughter with her father’s French Chevalier Legion of Honor Award.World War II Air Force Veteran Ed Weldon was previously honored for his service by Ocean City’s Sons of the American Legion Squadron 524 as part of their Veterans Appreciation Outreach Program. Weldon was lead pilot of a B52 bomber named The Bad Penny, and he earned the Purple Heart, Air Medal and POW Medal. Ed’s wife Marie shared that moment with him during a ceremony held at The Shores at Wesley Manor.Air Force 1st Lieutenant Ed Weldon was a B-17 pilot during World War II credited with missions flown over France, bombing German positions. His aircraft was shot down, and he spent time as a German prisoner of war.Mr. Weldon died just after his application was submitted to the French government, but the French Ambassador to the United States allowed the award to be presented posthumously to family members.Before his death, at age 95, Mr. Weldon was promoted to the rank of captain and state Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D-1st) presented him with his Purple Heart. Jay-Louise Weldon presented Post 524 with a framed representation of her father’s Purple Heart award and a book about her father’s military missions flown.Ed Weldon and his wife, Marie, were residents at The Shores at Wesley Manor when Sons of the American Legion First Vice Commander Steve Koch researched the background information needed to submit Mr. Weldon for his Chevalier award.The Ambassador of France to the United States regularly honors American veterans of the two world wars expressing France’s gratitude for their service. These vets are inducted into the Legion d’honneur, or Legion of Honor, first established by Napoleon Bonaparte in May 1802. It is the highest decoration bestowed in France.American recipients include Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur, and even, as an institution, the United States Military Academy at West Point.— News release from Doug Otto for American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524last_img read more

Tesco UK boss steps down

first_imgRichard Brasher, boss of Tesco UK, has stepped down from the board, with Philip Clarke, chief executive of Tesco plc, to lead the charge with the UK business.Brasher will leave the retailer in July, following the transition of the UK business to Clarke. The move follows the decision by Clarke to take a much closer involvement in the UK business, said Tesco.Clarke said: “I have decided to assume responsibility as the CEO of our UK business at this very important time. This greater focus will allow me to oversee the improvements that are so important for customers.“Richard will leave behind a UK business which has very strong plans for improvement and, over the last two months, these plans are beginning to show progress, in line with our expectations.”Tesco’s share price has fallen -1.28% since 8am this morning, and currently stands at 320.52p per share (9.30am), significantly down from its 420.05p high point over the past 52 weeks.In a trading update for the six weeks to 7 January 2012, announced earlier this year, the supermarket chain achieved only a 1.7% increase in UK total sales, including VAT and excluding petrol.>>Tesco results “not about price” says chief exec>>Tesco needs to invest for success argues analystlast_img read more

Cass Sunstein, ‘Star Wars’ fan

first_imgIt was a galactic head fake from one of Harvard’s eminent legal scholars.Cass Sunstein wowed a crowd at Harvard Law School during a talk on his love for one of the 20th century’s cultural touchstones: “Star Wars.” Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor, said the film that spawned both prequels and sequels — including “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” out Dec. 18 — was a seminal source of inspiration in his life and career.“I became a political science major only because of those ‘Star Wars’ movies. You saw those movies, and you had to focus on political science,” said Sunstein, adding that his love of behavioral science grew out of his fascination with the film’s storm troopers. He said that Supreme Court Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall, for whom he clerked after law school, was his substitute for the film’s all-knowing mentor, Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi.Then, Sunstein let his listeners in on his joke.His schooling, personal life, and professional career had “zero” to do with the famous film franchise, he confessed. He was simply, like millions of others, a fan of the movies, until his young son saw the original “Star Wars” and was hooked.“That’s the source of this project,” Sunstein told his listeners.This project is his offbeat forthcoming book: “The World According to Star Wars.” Scheduled for release next May, the work will use “Star Wars” to touch on culture, politics, history, and business, according to publisher Dey Street Books.Sunstein is fluent in the “Star Wars” canon. During the lunchtime talk, the former administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs quoted the scripts, recounted scenes from the films, and suggested reasons why the first film caught fire at the box office in 1977.Students were encouraged to dress up for Sunstein’s talk. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerThe movie might have ridden an early wave of interest that helped it go viral, he suggested, or it might have been just the lift people needed in the wake of the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal. For his part, Sunstein said he likes to think, “Awesomeness is in the end the right theory, although I am not sure it’s true.”He also playfully linked “Star Wars” plots twists and constitutional law.“What the court is doing this term in the affirmative action and abortion controversies is it’s continuing the narrative,” he said. “It’s doing what [director] J.J. Abrams has to do … which is perfecting the continuation of the tale. It has to fit with the tale and it has to make it good.“Constitutional law on that view is like a chain,” Sunstein added. “It has a bunch of links, and the new link has to be firmly tethered to the old, but also [has to] kind of make it look continuous. That’s what constitutional law is like; it’s what narrative construction is like.”Clad in an R2D2 outfit that she found online, first-year HLS student Sarah Racicot said she looking forward to the newest film in the series and to Sunstein’s book.Hearing one of the law school’s top legal minds discuss “Star Wars” was “just really cool,” said Racicot. “One of the professors where I go to school is writing a ‘Star Wars’ book. Not everyone at every law school can say that.”last_img read more

Cottam closure leaves just six operating coal plants in U.K.

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享BBC News:One of the UK’s last coal-fired power stations has been switched off.Cottam in Nottinghamshire was opened in 1968 and at its height, produced 2,000 megawatts – enough to power more than 3.5 million homes.Owner EDF Energy blamed “challenging market conditions” for the move, with all UK coal-fired stations likely to shut by 2025. It added many of the 300 workforce had moved either to nearby West Burton or other areas within the company.EDF said West Burton Power Station had contracts in place to run for at least another two years.The closure of Cottam leaves six major coal-fired stations working in the UK: West Burton, Ratcliffe, both in Nottinghamshire, Drax, in North Yorkshire, Fiddlers Ferry in Cheshire, Aberthaw – in the Vale of Glamorgan – and Kilroot in County Antrim.More: Cottam Power Station closes after more than 50 years Cottam closure leaves just six operating coal plants in U.K.last_img read more

Mangano Broke Campaign Finance Laws, Top Nassau Dem Says

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County Executive Ed ManganoNassau Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs says that Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano’s re-election committee has broken the state’s campaign finance law—and he’s asked New York Attorney General Jay Schneiderman to investigate.A spokesman for the Schneiderman’s office confirmed the receipt of Jacobs’ request but would not comment further.Jacobs claims that last summer his committee decided to look at the more than 70 Republican clubs in Nassau and examine their financing, which he claims they’d never done before. They  saw that the Hicksville Republican club, whose chairman, Rob Walker, happens to be chief deputy county executive, was raking in more than $100,000 in 2011 and more than $300,000 in 2012, after previously collecting $29,000 in 2010. Last year the club bought a $204,000 luxury box at Met Life Stadium, where the club hosted fundraising events for Mangano’s re-election.“It doesn’t smell good,” Jacobs said on a conference call to reporters from Harris Beach law office in Uniondale, which is shared by former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, although Jacobs claimed it’s also his own lawyer’s office.“The problem here is not just that somebody else paid for the box and that Mangano has benefitted from it and it constitutes an illegal contribution, which it does,” asserted Jacobs, “it is that the entire set of transactions—what the Republicans refer to as a molehill—demonstrates a concerted effort to have donors in essence contribute and help Ed Mangano get re-elected without being identified because their money is being funneled through a straw entity—the Hicksville Republican Club—which is likely not to be reviewed and not likely to be found out.”And what’s most curious about the $300,000 windfall coming into the Hicksville club, Jacobs said, is that “those people do not want to contribute directly to Mangano’s campaign to pay for a luxury box!”According to the Democrats’ complaint, which was also filed with the New York State Board of Elections, the Hicksville club took in more than $70,000 in contributions from at least 15 companies—from the DeLea Sod Farms in East Northport to Edgewood Industries in Garden City and Movin’ On Sounds and Security in Franklin Square—with each one giving “well in excess,” Jacobs says, of the $5,000 campaign limit per company, and also with no obvious ties to Hicksville.Jay Jacobs“Why is the Hicksville club so lucky?” Jacobs asked.More egregious, Jacobs asserted, is that Mangano’s re-election committee has collected donations from companies doing business with Nassau County, citing Looks Great Services, Inc., which was recently awarded $68 million in contracts for debris removal following Superstorm Sandy (and came under fire in the Nassau Legislature for mistakenly chopping down 111 trees in the Welwyn Preserve in Glen Cove). According to the complaint, the service’s owner, Kristian Agoglia, gave the Mangano campaign $16,500 in personal contributions, which is permissible, but the company’s $10,745 contribution exceeds the legal corporate limit.Also in the Democrats’ allegation is a claim that during the 2012 filing period there were more than $110,000 in “questionable” reimbursements to Walker, who got $20,995; Brian Nevin, Mangano’s spokesman, who got $62,328; and Doreen Pennica, the “Friends of Ed Mangano” political committee treasurer who got $6,793 and works for the county.“There were no details,” Jacobs explained, just “multiple, non-itemized, lump-sum expenditures/payments,” as the complaint calls them, without any explanation other than these three individuals were “fundraising.” As Jacobs interpreted the law, that’s a violation.Nevins scoffed that he and his colleagues had done anything wrong in their efforts to support their boss’s re-election. Indeed, the Daily News first reported the campaign’s purchase of the “luxury box” at the Met Life Stadium this summer, and no charges were filed by the state’s election board then.“The only campaign Jay Jacobs knows is one of mudslinging and slander,” says Brian Nevin in a statement to the Press. “All campaign contributions were properly reported and the campaign will take the necessary steps to address any contributions that exceeded the cap. That being said, Jay Jacobs is purely sour over the fact that residents and businesses throughout the Nassau support Ed Mangano for freezing County property taxes for three straight years and creating nearly 4,000 private sector jobs as County Executive.”Jacobs didn’t see it that way. “This is a large-scale set of violations of the law involving hundreds of thousands of dollars,” the Democratic chairman says.So far, as the 2013 race for the county executive’s office heats up, Mangano has $2.2 million on hand, and the only announced Democratic challenger, Adam Haber, claims he has more than $2 million in his campaign chest.last_img read more

Elmont Home Invasion Gunman Posed as Delivery Man

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man posing as a UPS worker delivering a box tied up two women at gunpoint after one answered the door during an Elmont home invasion Tuesday afternoon, Nassau County police said.A 35-year-old woman was home with her infant son and a 52-year-old woman when the gunman used the ruse to force his way into the house on Barbara Street shortly before 3 p.m., police said.He tied the women up with plastic ties, ransacked the house and stole jewelry, credit cards, liquor and other items before fleeing on foot, police said.  The victims were not injured.The suspect was described as a 6-foot-tall black man, 20 to 25 years old with a slim build, wearing a brown UPS jacket, jeans and a brown skull cap.Fourth Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

Cosmos Soccer Stadium Question Lingers Amid Belmont Stakes

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [dropcap]A[/dropcap] four-way race is down the stretch at Belmont Park in Elmont and the winner could impact future Belmont Stakes—but these contenders don’t include horse racing’s Triple Crown hopeful, California Chrome.Rather, four developers are vying for the green light from the New York State Empire State Development Corp., which nearly two years ago requested privately financed proposals to redevelop 36 acres of land near Belmont—the most ambitious of which being the revived New York Cosmos soccer club’s suggested $400-million, 25,000-capacity stadium. The Cosmos won the North American Soccer League title to cap off their debut season last year. The team currently plays its games at James M. Shuart Stadium at Hofstra University.“To transform into something greater, something that appeals to millions more people, we must have entertainment beyond our sporting activity,” Christopher Kay, President and CEO of the New York Racing Authority that runs Belmont, Aquaduct and Saratoga racetracks said at the board’s May 28 meeting. “We must have differentiated places for our guests to have fun.”The Cosmos’ proposal, dubbed “Elmont Town Crossings,” includes a hotel, office space, entertainment and retail complex. Real-estate investors and developers Engel Burman Group, based in Garden City, and Basser-Kaufman of Woodmere, have submitted a joint proposal involving retail space, a community center, a large-scale supermarket, and soccer field. A Manhattan real estate firm, Related Companies, proposed a similar plan but without a soccer field. The Syosset-based real estate development firm, Blumenfeld Development Group, propositioned for a “Big Box Store,” such as a Best Buy or Home Depot, which will be surrounded by restaurants, a community center and athletic fields.NYRA saw a roughly 80-percent drop in thoroughbred-horse-racing bets since interest began declining four decades ago, according to former NYRA board member Bennett Liebman. But Belmont, which banks on the excitement surrounding the possibility of the first Triple Crown winner in three decades, is not alone in trying to get get creative to mitigate waning interest besides such big-ticket events. Aqueduct Racetrack now features a “racino” with video slot machines, and Saratoga Race Course, which is pushing to expand its racino into a full-fledged casino. Television upgrades, new restaurants and state-of-the-art sports bars are just some of the amenities NYRA added within the past year at all three tracks.The New York Cosmos, seen here playing a preseason match with Leyton Orient at the Matchroom Stadium in London, will start their debut season Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at Hofstra University.“Horse racing track operators are attempting to lure younger crowds with music and food festivals,” IBISWORLD, a company that specializes in industry research, said in a recent report. “Some operators spend thousands of dollars to invite popular music performers to attract younger people.”Look no farther for attempts to lure younger crowds than the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, featuring musical performers LL Cool J and Frank Sinatra, Jr.NYRA has also worked its way into the digital sphere, appeasing Internet junkies when it launched a Roku channel allowing customers to watch a live high-definition stream of the races at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course.But, the bigger racino expansions can have a down side, experts say.“Racinos can potentially put money back into the industry in the form of prize money or money to upgrade facilities,” said Philip McManus, co-author of “The Global Horseracing Industry: Social, Economic, Environmental and Ethical Perspectives.”“But at their worse they can generate an incentive for owners/trainers to put a racehorse in a race above its station and, often with the assistance of performance-enhancing drugs and with little regard to the welfare of the horse, try to win a major purse.”As far as the soccer idea goes, State Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola) has publicly endorsed the Cosmos’ bid. But, Nassau County legis. C. Solages (D-Elmont) and his sister, Assemb. Michaelle Solages (D-Elmont), are opposed to the soccer deal and are pushing for the alternatives that offer a supermarket, since the closest full-scale supermarkets are outside Elmont’s borders. They also question the interest in soccer (observers for years have debated the American sports fan’s devotion to the game) and traffic such a stadium could bring to the vicinity. The Cosmos’ average attendance last season at James M. Shuart Stadium, which seats 11,929, was 6,859. By comparison, the New York Red Bulls, currently the only local Major League Soccer team (they play in New Jersey) averaged 19,461 during home games at Red Bull Arena, which has a capacity of 25,189.Despite the big bets on the table, the Belmont Park decision has reportedly been delayed time and time again, like the elusive Triple Crown last won by Affirmed in 1978.last_img read more