Home Prices Outpace Salaries, Again

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home Prices Outpace Salaries, Again The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Ryan Schuette The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: The Weekly Roundup Next: President Trump’s Signs Executive Order Targeting Regulation Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago February 23, 2017 1,601 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Home Prices Outpace Salaries, Againcenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Salaries are having a hard time keeping pace with home prices, even as prices continue to decline in many metro areas across the country, a group recently found.The research website HSH.com released an analysis in February that used industry data to track the relationship between salaries and prices in 27 major cities across the United States. The industry data came from organizations like the National Association of Realtors.The news isn’t too great for salary-dependent homeowners.According to the website, the salaries needed to pay for higher-priced homes increased once more in all but five metro areas.Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Cincinnati topped the list of the most affordable cities, with homebuyers who make over $30,000 each year more able to buy homes.The least affordable cities included the Californian cities San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles, where homebuyers needed salaries that ranged from the upper five figures to six figures.According to HSH.com, the median value of a home bought in the fourth quarter dipped in 21 of the 27 markets, but not by enough overall to alleviate the strain on salaries.Mortgage rates were also up during the fourth quarter last year, with the 30-year fixed-rate home loan climbing high in cost and stretching more paychecks.The analysts also found that home prices inched higher in markets nationwide.The website quoted National Association of Realtors chief economist Lawrence Yun as saying, “Depressed new and existing inventory conditions led to several of the largest metro areas seeing near or above double-digit appreciation, which has pushed home values to record highs in a slight majority of markets.””The prospect of higher mortgage rates and more home shoppers in coming months should be enough of an incentive for those serious about buying to start their search now,” HSH.com also reported NAR President William Brown as saying.  Print This Post Tagged with: Home Price mortgage Salary Related Articles Home Price mortgage Salary 2017-02-23 Ryan Schuette Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Ryan Schuette is a journalist, cartoonist, and social entrepreneur with several years of experience in real-estate news, international reporting, and business management. He currently lives in the Washington, D.C., area, where he freelances for DS News and MReport. Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Audio Video Recording Of Witness Statements & Installation Of CCTV In Police Stations: SC Directs Centre To File Affidavit Before 7th September [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesAudio Video Recording Of Witness Statements & Installation Of CCTV In Police Stations: SC Directs Centre To File Affidavit Before 7th September [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 Aug 2020 8:13 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has directed the Centre to file its affidavit before 7th September 2020 on the issues of implementation of audio-video recording of witness statements recorded by a Police officer under Section 161 CrPC and installation of CCTV in Police Stations While considering an SLP filed by one Paramvir Singh Saini last month, the bench headed by Justice RF Nariman, had said that it…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has directed the Centre to file its affidavit before 7th September 2020 on the issues of implementation of audio-video recording of witness statements recorded by a Police officer under Section 161 CrPC and installation of CCTV in Police Stations While considering an SLP filed by one Paramvir Singh Saini last month, the bench headed by Justice RF Nariman, had said that it is important to “follow up” on the directions issued in Shafhi Mohammad v. State of Himachal Pradesh’ (2018) 5 SCC 311, with respect to introduction of “videography in investigation”. “We request Shri K. K. Venugopal, learned Attorney General of India, not only to appear on behalf of the Union of India but also to assist us in this case” said the bench yesterday while directing the Centre to file affidavit in this issue.The case is posted on 16th September, 2020. In Shafhi Mohammad, the court had ordered that the first phase of implementation of crime scene videography must be introduced by 15th July, 2018, at least at some places as per viability and priority determined by the COB. The Court had also directed that with a view to check human rights abuse, CCTV cameras be installed in all police stations as well as in prisons. It had directed the Home Ministry to constitute a Central Oversight Body that may issue appropriate directions so as to ensure that use of videography becomes a reality in a phased manner.In the said case, the Court had accepted a Centrally Driven Plan of Action prepared by the Committee of the MHA, for implementation of the directions in a phased manner with milestone-based review mechanism as follows: Phase-I: Three Months: Concept, Circulation and Preparation Phase-II: Six Months: Pilot Project Implementation Phase-III: Three Months: Pilot Implementation Review Phase-IV: One Year: Coverage extension from Pilot Implementation Phase-V: One Year: Coverage extension to remaining Cities and Districts Observing that “follow up to these directions is important,” the Bench, during last hearing, had issued notice to the Union of India- Ministry of Home Affairs and had appointed Senior Advocate Siddharth Dave as Amicus Curiae. Case Details: Case Title: Paramvir Singh Saini v. Baljit Singh  . Case No.: SLP (Crl) DN 13346/2020 Coram: Justices RF Nariman, Navin Sinha  Appearance: AOR Bankey Bihari and Advocate Dhawaljeet Dutta (for Petitioner) Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

NFL Draft order 2020: Updated list of picks for all 7 rounds, team-by-team selections

first_imgFirst roundRoundPickOverallTeam111Cincinnati Bengals122Washington Redskins133Detroit Lions144New York Giants155Miami Dolphins166Los Angeles Chargers177Carolina Panthers188Arizona Cardinals199Jacksonville Jaguars11010Cleveland Browns11111New York Jets11212Las Vegas Raiders11313San Francisco 49ers from Colts11414Tampa Bay Buccaneers11515Denver Broncos11616Atlanta Falcons11717Dallas Cowboys11818Miami Dolphins from Steelers11919Las Vegas Raiders from Bears12020Jacksonville Jaguars from Rams12121Philadelphia Eagles12222Minnesota Vikings from Bills12323New England Patriots12424New Orleans Saints12525Minnesota Vikings12626Miami Dolphins from Texans12727Seattle Seahawks12828Baltimore Ravens12929Tennessee Titans13030Green Bay Packers13131San Francisco 49ers13232Kansas City ChiefsSecond roundRoundPickOverallTeam2133Cincinnati Bengals2234Indianapolis Colts from Redskins2335Detroit Lions2436New York Giants2537Los Angeles Chargers2638Carolina Panthers2739Miami Dolphins2840Houston Texans from Cardinals2941Cleveland Browns21042Jacksonville Jaguars21143Chicago Bears from Raiders21244Indianapolis Colts21345Tampa Bay Buccaneers21446Denver Broncos21547Atlanta Falcons21648New York Jets21749Pittsburgh Steelers21850Chicago Bears21951Dallas Cowboys22052Los Angeles Rams22153Philadelphia Eagles22254Buffalo Bills22355Baltimore Ravens from Patriots through Falcons22456Miami Dolphins from Saints22557Los Angeles Rams from Houston Texans22658Minnesota Vikings22759Seattle Seahawks22860Baltimore Ravens22961Tennessee Titans23062Green Bay Packers23163Kansas City Chiefs from 49ers23264Seattle Seahawks from ChiefsThird roundRoundPickOverallTeam3165Cincinnati Bengals3266Washington Redskins3367Detroit Lions3468New York Jets from Giants3569Carolina Panthers3670Miami Dolphins3771Los Angeles Chargers3872Arizona Cardinals3973Jacksonville Jaguars31074Cleveland Browns31175Indianapolis Colts31276Tampa Bay Buccaneers31377Denver Broncos31478Atlanta Falcons31579New York Jets31680Las Vegas Raiders31781Las Vegas Raiders Bears31882Dallas Cowboys31983Denver Broncos from Steelers32084Los Angeles Rams32185Detroit Lions from Eagles32286Buffalo Bills32387New England Patriots32488New Orleans Saints32589Minnesota Vikings32690Houston Texans32791Las Vegas Raiders from Seahawks through Texans32892Baltimore Ravens32993Tennessee Titans33094Green Bay Packers33195Denver Broncos from 49ers33296Kansas City Chiefs33397Cleveland Browns from Texans (compensatory pick)33498New England Patriots (compensatory pick)33599New York Giants (compensatory pick)336100New England Patriots (compensatory pick)337101Seattle Seahawks (compensatory pick)338102Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory pick)339103Philadelphia Eagles (compensatory pick)340104Los Angeles Rams (compensatory pick)341105Minnesota Vikings (compensatory pick)342106Baltimore Ravens (compensatory pick)Fourth roundRoundPickOverallTeam41107Cincinnati Bengals42108Washington Redskins43109Detroit Lions44110New York Giants45111Houston Texans from Dolphins46112Los Angeles Chargers47113Carolina Panthers48114Arizona Cardinals49115Cleveland Browns410116Jacksonville Jaguars411117Tampa Bay Buccaneers412118Jacksonville Jaguars from Broncos413119Atlanta Falcons414120New York Jets415121Las Vegas Raiders416122Indianapolis Colts417123Dallas Cowboys418124Pittsburgh Steelers419125New England Patriots from Bears420126Los Angeles Rams421127Philadelphia Eagles422128Buffalo Bills423129Baltimore Ravens from Patriots424130New Orleans Saints425131Arizona Cardinals from Texans426132Minnesota Vikings427133Seattle Seahawks428134Baltimore Ravens429135Pittsburgh Steelers from Titans through Dolphins430136Green Bay Packers431137Denver Broncos from 49ers432138Kansas City Chiefs433139New England Patriots from Buccaneers (compensatory pick)434140Jacksonville Jaguars from Bears (compensatory pick)435141Miami Dolphins (compensatory pick)436142Washington Redskins (compensatory pick)437143Atlanta Falcons from Ravens (compensatory pick)438144Seattle Seahawks (compensatory pick)439145Philadelphia Eagles (compensatory pick)440146Philadelphia Eagles (compensatory pick)Fifth roundRoundPickOverallTeam51147Cincinnati Bengals52148Carolina Panthers from Redskins53149Detroit Lions54150New York Giants55151Los Angeles Chargers56152Carolina Panthers57153Miami Dolphins58-Arizona Cardinals (pick forfeited in supplemental draft)59154Miami Dolphins from Jaguars through Steelers510155Minnesota Vikings from Browns through Bills511156San Francisco 49ers from Broncos512157Baltimore Ravens from Falcons513158New York Jets514159Las Vegas Raiders515160Indianapolis Colts516161Tampa Bay Buccaneers517162Washington Redskins from Steelers through Seahawks518163Chicago Bears519164Dallas Cowboys520165Jacksonville Jaguars from Rams521166Detroit Lions from Eagles522167Buffalo Bills523168Philadelphia Eagles from Patriots524169New Orleans Saints525170Jacksonville Jaguars from Vikings through Ravens526171Houston Texans527172New England Patriots from Seahawks through Lions528173Miami Dolphins from Ravens through Rams529174Tennessee Titans530175Green Bay Packers531176San Francisco 49ers532177Kansas City Chiefs533178Denver Broncos (compensatory pick)534179Dallas Cowboys (compensatory pick)Sixth roundRoundPickOverallTeam61180Cincinnati Bengals62181Denver Broncos from Redskins63182Detroit Lions64183New York Giants65184Carolina Panthers66185Miami Dolphins67186Los Angeles Chargers68187Cleveland Browns from Cardinals69188Buffalo Bills from Browns610189Jacksonville Jaguars611190Philadelphia Eagles from Falcons612191New York Jets613192Green Bay Packers from Raiders614193Indianapolis Colts615194Tampa Bay Buccaneers616195New England Patriots from Broncos617196Chicago Bears618197Indianapolis Colts from Cowboys through Dolphins619198Pittsburgh Steelers620199Los Angeles Rams621200Chicago Bears from Eagles622201Minnesota Vikings from Bills623202Arizona Cardinals from Patriots624203New Orleans Saints625204New England Patriots from Texans626205Minnesota Vikings627206Jacksonville Jaguars from Seahawks628207Buffalo Bills from Ravens through Patriots629208Green Bay Packers from Titans630209Green Bay Packers631210San Francisco 49ers632211New York Jets from Chiefs633212New England Patriots (compensatory pick)634213New England Patriots (compensatory pick)636214Seattle Seahawks (compensatory pick)Seventh roundRoundPickOverallTeam71215Cincinnati Bengals72216Washington Redskins73217San Francisco 49ers from Lions74218New York Giants75219Minnesota Vikings from Dolphins76220Los Angeles Chargers77221Carolina Panthers78222Arizona Cardinals79223Jacksonville Jaguars710224Tennessee Titans from Browns711225Baltimore Ravens from Jets712226Chicago Bears from Raiders713227Miami Dolphins from Colts714228Atlanta Falcons from Buccaneers through Eagles715229Washington Redskins from Broncos716230New England Patriots from Falcons717231Dallas Cowboys718232Pittsburgh Steelers719233Chicago Bears720234Los Angeles Rams721235New England Patriots from Eagles722236Green Bay Packers from Bills through Browns723237Tennessee Titans from Patriots through Broncos724238New York Giants from Saints725239Buffalo Bills from Vikings726240Houston Texans727241Tampa Bay Buccaneers from Seahawks through Patriots728242Green Bay Packers from Ravens729243Tennessee Titans730244Cleveland Browns from Packers731245San Francisco 49ers732246Miami Dolphins from Chiefs733247New York Giants (compensatory pick)734248Houston Texans (compensatory pick)735249Minnesota Vikings (compensatory pick)736250Houston Texans (compensatory pick)737251Miami Dolphins (compensatory pick)738252Denver Broncos (compensatory pick)739253Minnesota Vikings (compensatory pick)740254Denver Broncos (compensatory pick)741255New York Giants (compensatory pick)NFL Draft order 2020: Picks for all 32 teamsA total of 15 NFL teams received compensatory draft picks in 2020: Patriots, Giants, Seahawks, Texans, Steelers, Eagles, Ravens, Rams, Vikings, Buccaneers, Dolphins, Redskins, Bears, Broncos and Cowboys.New England received four compensatory picks, including two in the third round. Last season, the Patriots lost Trey Flowers, Trent Brown, Cordarrelle Patterson and Malcom Brown in free agency while only adding Brandon Bolden in free agency.Here is each franchise’s list of selections in the 2020 NFL Draft. Arizona CardinalsRoundPick No.1837241144131 (from Texans)6202 (from Patriots)7222 Atlanta FalconsRoundPick No.11624737841194143 (comp pick from Ravens)7228 (from Buccaneers through Eagles) Baltimore RavensRoundPick No.128255 (from Patriots through Falcons)2603923106 (comp pick)4129 (from Patriots)41345157 (from Falcons)7225 (from Jets) Buffalo BillsRoundPick No.254386412851676188 (from Browns)6207 (from Ravens through Patriots)7239 (from Vikings) Carolina PanthersRoundPick No.1723836941135148 (from Redskins)515261847221 Chicago BearsRoundPick No.243 (from Raiders)250516361966200 (from Eagles)7226 (from Raiders)7233 Cincinnati BengalsRoundPick No.112333654107514761807215 Cleveland BrownsRoundPick No.110241374397 (comp pick from Texans)41156187 (from Cardinals)7244 (from Packers) Dallas CowboysRoundPick No.117251382412351645179 (comp pick)7231 Denver BroncosRoundPick No.115246377383 (from Steelers)395 (from 49ers)4137 (from 49ers)5178 (comp pick)6181 (from Redskins)7252 (comp pick)7254 (comp pick) Detroit LionsRoundPick No.13235367385 (from Eagles)410951495166 (from Eagles)6182 Green Bay PackersRoundPick No.130262394413651756192 (from Raiders)6208 (from Titans)62097236 (From Bills through Browns)7242 (From Ravens) Houston TexansRoundPick No.240 (from Cardinals)3904111 (from Dolphins)517172407248 (comp pick)7250 (comp pick) Indianapolis ColtsRoundPick No.234 (from Redskins)2443754122516061936197 (from Cowboys through Dolphins) Jacksonville JaguarsRoundPick No.19120 (from Rams)24237341164118 (from Broncos)4140 (comp pick from Bears)5165 (from Rams)5170 (from Vikings through Ravens)61896206 (from Seahawks)7223 Kansas City ChiefsRoundPick No.132263 (from 49ers)39641385177 Las Vegas RaidersRoundPick No.112119 (from Bears)380381 (from Bears)391 (from Seahawks through Texans)41215159 Los Angeles ChargersRoundPick No.162373714112515161867220 Los Angeles RamsRoundPick No.252257 (from Texans)3843104 (comp pick)412661997234 Miami DolphinsRoundPick No.15118 (from Steelers)126 (from Texans)239256 (from Saints)3704141 (comp pick)51535154 (from Jaguars through Steelers)5173 (from Ravens through Rams)61857227 (from Colts)7246 (from Chiefs)7251 (comp pick) Minnesota VikingsRoundPick No.122 (from Bills)1252583893105 (comp pick)41325155 (from Browns through Bills)6201 (from Bills)62057219 (from Dolphins)7249 (comp pick)7253 (comp pick) New England PatriotsRoundPick No.123387398 (comp pick)3100 (comp pick)4125 (from Bears)4139 (from Buccaneers)5172 (from Seahawks through Lions)6195 (from Broncos)6204 (from Texans)6212 (comp pick)6213 (comp pick)7230 (from Falcons)7235 (from Eagles) New Orleans SaintsRoundPick No.124388413051696203 New York GiantsRoundPick No.14236399 (comp pick)41105150618372187238 (from Saints)7247 (comp pick)7255 (comp pick) New York JetsRoundPick No.111248368 (from Giants)3794120515861916211 (from Chiefs) Philadelphia EaglesRoundPick No.1212533103 (comp pick)41274145 (comp pick)4146 (comp pick)5168 (from Patriots)6190 (from Falcons) Pittsburgh SteelersRoundPick No.2493102 (comp pick)41244135 (from Titans through Dolphins)61987232 San Francisco 49ersRoundPick No.113 (from Colts)1315156 (from Broncos)517662107217 (from Lions)7245 Seattle SeahawksRoundPick No.127259264 (from Chiefs)3101 (comp pick)41334144 (comp pick)6214 (comp pick) Tampa Bay BuccaneersRoundPick No.1142453764117516161947241 Tennessee TitansRoundPick No.12926139351747224 (from Browns)7237 (from Patriots through Broncos)7243 Washington RedskinsRoundPick No.1236641084142 (comp pick)5162 (from Steelers through Seahawks)72167229 (from Broncos) The complete 2020 NFL Draft order is set.A handful of trades involving 2020 NFL Draft picks has shaken up the order for all seven rounds, leaving teams like the Dolphins an embarrassment of riches with 14 selections (including six in the first three rounds) and teams like the Saints with only five. NFL MOCK DRAFT 2020:Patriots, Raiders, Cowboys go defense; Bucs, Chargers go QBBelow is the complete NFL Draft order for 2020 now that compensatory picks have been awarded, plus a list of picks for all 32 teams.Jump to team-by-team draft picks :Arizona CardinalsAtlanta FalconsBaltimore RavensBuffalo BillsCarolina PanthersChicago BearsCincinnati BengalsCleveland BrownsDallas CowboysDenver BroncosDetroit LionsGreen Bay PackersHouston TexansIndianapolis ColtsJacksonville JaguarsKansas City ChiefsLas Vegas RaidersLos Angeles ChargersLos Angeles RamsMiami DolphinsMinnesota VikingsNew England PatriotsNew Orleans SaintsNew York GiantsNew York JetsPhiladelphia EaglesPittsburgh SteelersSan Francisco 49ersSeattle SeahawksTampa Bay BuccaneersTennessee TitansWashington RedskinsNFL Draft order 2020: Picks for all seven roundsThere are 255 picks in the 2020 NFL Draft now that 32 compensatory picks have been added to Rounds 3-7.To qualify for a compensatory pick, a team must have more compensatory free agents lost than gained in a given year. The NFL’s undisclosed formula for compensatory pick distribution takes into account aspects like the player’s salary and playing time. A team can be given up to four compensatory picks in a given draft.Here is the complete selection order for all seven rounds.last_img read more

NFL Picks Week 9: 49ers edge Raiders while Rams, Patriots stay hot

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceLong story short, let’s dive into the second half of the NFL season with these Week 9 picks:49ers 27, Raiders 26: Neighborhood block party at Levi’s Stadium! Everyone bring your lone win, generous defense, suspect QB and under-fire coach. The Raiders are averaging one sack a game, and that bodes well if the 49ers debut Nick Mullens at quarterback or otherwise revert to C.J. Beathard with a bad wrist. Line: Raiders +2 …last_img

MySQL Fork Drizzle Finally Releases First General Availability Version

first_img7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… 1 – Micro-Kernel Design, with modular interfaces to plug in features and functions without touching the core code. API’s for Replication, Storage Engines, Logging, Authentication, Client Protocols, etc.2 – No triggers or stored procedures. That stuff is bloat as done in MySQL, and Drizzle has other ways to deal with these needs. These capabilities can be added in later as needed such that they are done right.3 – Only UTF8 support, not a multitude of language encodings and collations. Keep it simple. This is the web.4 – Way Less Source Code, where MySQL has well over a million lines of code, Drizzle is just under 300K lines.5 – Drizzle Client Protocol, that’s pluggable and Asynchronous capable with built-in sharding support and built-in checksum support and BSD license so you can package it in commercial software with no license drama.6 – Default Storage Engine is InnoDB, for ACID compliance but others can still be used. MyISAM is gone. Long live the Queen!7 – Pluggable AAA, so integrating with your LDAP user database through PAM is simple as pie, if if you don’t want any auth (think memcached) just don’t load the plugin, and get a nice performance boost.8 – Replication will be everything you ever wanted in a replication system. You hate MySQL replication? You now love Drizzle.9 – Logging is pluggable so you can log to Syslog, a query analyzer, Gearman, or whatever you want to plug in.10 – Query Rewriting is supported. If you have a misbehaving application, you can fix it at the database if desired.11 – The Data Dictionary is redone so that no internal tables materialize, and there is only a single code execution path. This means all your base run faster.12 – FRM Files are Gone. Yep, ever been snagged by the contents of an FRM file not matching what’s in the database? Cry no more.13 – The MySQL Client Protocol is supported so you can use Drizzle with most applications without modification.14 – It’s Easy to Build from Source. Ever tried to compile MySQL from source. Hah! Yeah, drizzle builds like butter.We covered Drizzle in our look at non-relational databases back in 2009. Tags:#Big Data#hack#Tools Why You Love Online Quizzes Drizzle, a lightweight fork of MySQL, released its first general availability version today. Drizzle is designed for multicore environments and cloud applications. Unlike NoSQL databases, Drizzle still uses structure queried language. Instead, it attempts to improve performance by cutting the database server down to its core.The project was started by Sun employees in 2008, and Rackspace hired the team to work on Drizzle full time in Adrian Otto:Drizzle dispenses with views, triggers, prepared statements, and much more. Instead additional features can be added via plugins. Drizzle makes no attempt at backwards compatibility with legacy systems such as 32-bit environments. Here’s a partial list of what Drizzle has kept or dispensed with, from a post on the Rackspace blog: klint finley How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

Jerami Grant Posts Cool Photo Of Himself In Brother’s Jersey

first_imga general view of the floor at notre dame basketball arena(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Syracuse and Notre Dame are rivals on the hardwood, but former Orange star Jerami Grant, who now plays for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA, is rooting for the Irish Thursday afternoon. That’s because his older brother, Jerian Grant, will be finishing up his senior season in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Grant showed some love for his brother by wearing his No. 22 Notre Dame jersey ahead of the contest.Grant made sure to remind Orange fans that he’s still “Cuse Nation” though. Very cool.last_img

Newborn southern resident whale calf spotted swimming near Tofino

first_imgTOFINO — A newborn calf in a southern resident killer whale pod has been spotted in the waters around Tofino.Department of Fisheries and Oceans marine mammal co-ordinator Paul Cottrell called the birth wonderful news.He says the southern resident killer whales are currently an endangered population, numbering just 75, so any births are significant.Beautiful photos of a newborn southern resident killer whale spotted by the Whale Centre in #Tofino yesterday. (John Forde & Jennifer Steven) @NEWS1130 pic.twitter.com/77ln5gZWkb— Lauren Boothby (@laurby) June 1, 2019He says the first year is tough for killer whales babies, with a 50 per cent mortality rate, but another calf born in January still appears to be doing well.The first calf born in three years to the endangered orcas died shortly after birth last August and its mother pushed the baby’s body through the water for weeks.Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the United States released photos last week showing a female adult Southern resident and her 3 1/2-year-old calf in declining in health.last_img read more

House plan offers additional protections for first responders

first_img19Mar House plan offers additional protections for first responders Categories: Berman News,Iden News,News,Yaroch News State Reps. Ryan Berman, Brandt Iden and Jeff Yaroch have introduced a plan to stiffen penalties for criminals who threaten or carry out targeted attacks on first responders and corrections officers in Michigan.Berman, who serves as a reserve police officer, said attacks on law enforcement officers and other first responders have increased over the past few years, creating a need for stronger protections.“Our first responders put their lives on the line each and every day to protect the public,” said Berman, of Commerce Township. “It’s upsetting to think anyone would become a target just because of the uniform they wear, but that’s the unfortunate reality for too many of our emergency personnel.”The new legislation would protect law enforcement officers, corrections officers, firefighters and emergency medical service personnel by providing additional deterrents against crime. Under the plan, anyone who is found to have committed a violent felony targeting a first responder would be subject to two additional years in prison, served consecutively with any other penalties.In 2016, law enforcement fatalities nationwide rose to their highest level in five years, with 135 officers killed in the line of duty. Michigan was among the five highest-ranking states for police fatalities, according to data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.“Our first responders bravely and regularly risk their lives to serve and protect the people of Michigan,” said Iden, of Oshtemo Township. “I will stand by them and do everything I can to reverse this alarming trend.”The lawmakers noted that today is Law Enforcement Mental Health Awareness Day, a time bringing attention to the high occurrence of stress-related health issues in police officers.“I speak from experience when I say the job is dangerous enough, even without people out there who target you because you have a patch on your sleeve,” said Yaroch, who served as a firefighter and paramedic in Clinton Township for more than 25 years before taking office. “We must do everything we can to protect the people who protect us.”House Bills 4337-39 have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee for consideration.###last_img read more