UK Regions News special: Northern Ireland housing valued at £100.7bn says Savills

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » UK Regions News special: Northern Ireland housing valued at £100.7bn says Savills previous nextHousing MarketUK Regions News special: Northern Ireland housing valued at £100.7bn says SavillsNorthern Ireland’s housing stock reached £100.7bn in 2018, a rise in value by 6%, representing an increase of £5.7bn says Savills.Sheila Manchester16th January 20190685 Views The total value of Northern Ireland’s housing stock reached £100.7bn in 2018, analysis by Savills has found. Although it represents only a tiny fraction of the UK total, in the last year the local housing stock rose in value by 6%, representing an increase of £5.7bn.The Belfast Telegraph’s feature reported that the total value of the UK’s housing stock reached a record £7.29 trillion in 2018, according to Savills.Lawrence Bowles“Our analysis demonstrates the scale of the housing market and underlines the importance of housing to the economies of London and the UK as a whole, both as an asset class and store of private wealth,” said Lawrence Bowles, residential research analyst at Savills.“As affordability becomes more stretched, younger households are having to put off buying their first home until later in life.”Despite a slowdown in the housing market amid Brexit concerns, the total value of UK housing stock increased by £190bn. The gains came from outside London, as the total value of its residential housing stock recorded a £26.2bn fall, the first decrease since 2009.In comparison, London’s housing stock is still worth £1.77 trillion – more than four times the combined value of homes in Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Bristol, Liverpool, and Sheffield.The total value of Northern Ireland’s housing stock reached £100.7bn in 2018, analysis has found. Although it represents only a tiny fraction of the UK total, last year saw the local housing stock rise in value by 6%.housing market northern ireland Lawrence Bowles Savills January 16, 2019Sheila ManchesterWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

India wilts under heatwave as temperature hits 50 degrees Celsius

first_imgParts of Delhi and elsewhere regularly see scuffles when tankers arrive to deliver water. Last year Chennai made international headlines when the southern city ran out of water entirely.The heatwave adds to problems the country already has dealing with the spread of coronavirus.India now has the 10th highest number of coronavirus cases globally, climbing above 150,000 on Wednesday with almost 4,500 deaths.Last week cyclone Amphan killed more than 100 people as it ravaged in eastern India and Bangladesh, flattening villages, destroying farms and leaving millions without power.Huge swarms of desert locusts, meanwhile, have destroyed nearly 50,000 hectares (125,000 acres) of crops across western and central India, and may enter Delhi in coming days.The north-eastern states of Assam and Meghalaya are also currently experiencing floods, with more heavy rainfall forecast in the coming days.Topics : India is wilting under a heatwave, with the temperature in places reaching 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) and the capital enduring its hottest May day in nearly two decades.The hot spell is projected to scorch northern India for several more days, the Meteorological Department said late Tuesday, “with severe heat wave conditions in isolated pockets”.As global temperatures rise, heatwaves are a regular menace in the country — particularly in May and June. Last year dozens of people died. Met officials said Churu in the northern state of Rajasthan was the hottest place on record on Tuesday, at 50 Celsius, while parts of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh sweltered in the high 40s.Parts of the capital, New Delhi, recorded the hottest May day in 18 years with the mercury hitting 47.6 Celsius.No deaths have been reported so far this year, but last year the government said the heat had killed 3,500 people since 2015. There have been fewer fatalities in recent years.The country of 1.3 billion people suffers from severe water shortages with tens of millions lacking running water — to say nothing of air conditioning.last_img read more

Arcia’s pinch hit in 8th lifts Brewers over Pirates 6-5

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Orlando Arcia’s pinch-hit single with two outs in the eighth inning drove in the tiebreaking run as the Milwaukee Brewers slipped past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Monday night.Ben Gamel led off the eighth with a double against Nick Turley (0-1) and scored on Arcia’s hit off Chris Stratton as the Brewers took three of four in the series.Josh Hader pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save in his first appearance since walking five of the six batters he faced while trying to close out Saturday night’s game. Hader has yet to give up a hit this season.Devin Williams (3-1), the fourth of five Brewers pitchers, struck out four and didn’t allow a hit in 1 1/3 innings to pick up the win.Keston Hiura homered for the Brewers, who also took advantage of shoddy fielding by the Pirates.The Brewers got two runs in the second when Pittsburgh second baseman Kevin Newman bobbled Eric Sogard’s grounder with the bases loaded. Sogard was awarded a hit and an RBI, with the second run crossing on Newman’s throwing error to first.Pittsburgh tied it in the third on Erik Gonzalez’s two-out, two-run homer off Brent Suter, who retired eight straight to start the game before walking Cole Tucker.The Brewers took advantage of another error by Newman in the fourth that allowed struggling Omar Narvaez to score after his leadoff double.Milwaukee extended its lead to 5-3 in the fifth on Hiura’s leadoff homer that chased starter Trevor Williams. Hiura has four home runs in 10 games against the Pirates this season and 10 in 26 career games versus Pittsburgh.Williams gave up seven hits and five runs (three earned) in four innings.The Pirates tied it again in the sixth on Jose Osuna’s two-run single off reliever Freddy Peralta.DEADLINE DEALThe Brewers traded reliever David Phelps to the Phillies for three lower-level prospects to be named later. Phelps, 33, was in his first season with Milwaukee after signing as a free agent on Jan. 30. He appeared in 12 games and had a 2.77 ERA in 13 innings. “It became very clear early on that David was an attractive player to a number of teams,” Brewers general manager David Stearns said.TRAINER’S ROOMPirates: Reinstated 3B Colin Moran from the seven-day concussion injured list and optioned 1B Will Craig back to their alternate training site in Altoona, Pennsylvania.Brewers: OF Avisail Garcia was out of the starting lineup for the third consecutive game due to ankle soreness. He came on as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. … OF/DH Ryan Braun sat out with back soreness. … Placed RHP Brandon Woodruff on the paternity list. … Sent RHP Corey Knebel to the alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin, on a rehab assignment. Knebel has been dealing with a strained hamstring. … Recalled RHP Trey Supak and RHP Justin Topa from the alternate training site.UP NEXTPirates: Chad Kuhl (1-1, 2.52 ERA) will take the mound Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs as Pittsburgh begins a nine-game homestand. Kuhl is 1-6 with a 6.75 ERA in nine career starts against the Cubs.Brewers: Josh Lindblom (1-2, 6.31) gets the start in the opener of a two-game interleague series against the Tigers at Miller Park. Michael Fullmer (0-0, 8.79) goes for Detroit.Image credits: AP LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News Written Bycenter_img Last Updated: 1st September, 2020 09:15 IST Arcia’s Pinch Hit In 8th Lifts Brewers Over Pirates 6-5 Orlando Arcia’s pinch-hit single with two outs in the eighth inning drove in the tiebreaking run as the Milwaukee Brewers slipped past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Monday night FOLLOW US First Published: 1st September, 2020 09:15 IST COMMENTlast_img read more

Andre Ayew could leave Marseille in summer but Jordan Ayew looks set to stay

first_imgAndre Ayew has admitted he may leave Marseille at the end of the season, but his brother now looks set to stay at the club.The siblings have been linked with moves away from the Stade Velodrome, but it looks as though it will be the elder brother who will be the one to go after Marseille said they were ready to listen to offers for the midfielder.23-year-old Andre has reportedly been targeted by the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona and insisted he will be looking for a club that matches his ambitions.He said: “The club have made it clear if they receive a good offer they will listen to that, but I will not go just to please the club, I will go to a club that want to win trophies.“But now I want to finish the season well with Marseille and qualify for the Champions League.”Meanwhile, brother Jordan appears to have performed something of a U-turn in his immediate plans. The 21-year-old Ghanaian said earlier this season that he wanted to leave after finding himself out of Elie Baup’s side.But he now sees his long-term future at the Stade Velodrome.“I could even see myself finishing my career at Marseille,” he said, “I am very happy here, it is a great club and everything here is set up for success.“I have to be a success here and even if there is no Champions League football next season, I can assure you I will be here.”last_img read more

Mozilla Drops Firefox 3.7 From Its Roadmap?

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Browsers#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Plans to Release it as a Minor Update to 3.6 InsteadEarlier today, Computerworld broke the news that Mozilla plans to “dump” Firefox 3.7 from its schedule and change the way it develops and releases its browser. We talked to Mike Beltzner, Mozilla’s director of Firefox, about these changes. Beltzner noted that Mozilla isn’t really “dumping” version 3.7. Instead, Mozilla took a closer look at its development roadmap and realized that there was simply no need to release Firefox 3.7 because the Firefox team now plans to release the most important update to 3.7 as a regular security update to Firefox 3.6.ElectrolysisThe reasons for this change are actually rather straightforward. As Beltzner told us, given the often times chaotic nature of the open-source development process and the rapidly changing nature of the Internet, roadmaps are always moving targets. The most important update for Firefox 3.7 was supposed to be the integration of the Electrolysis project into the core browser. Electrolysis is a new technology in Firefox that splits the process that displays the browser UI, web content and plugins into separate processes. According to Mozilla, this will make the browser faster and increase stability, as malfunctioning plugins won’t be able to bring the whole browser down.No Need for 3.7Instead of shipping a completely new version of Firefox to integrate this technology, Mozilla has now decided to simply release this update as a part of a regular security update for Firefox 3.6. Mozilla doesn’t typically release major new features through these regular security updates. As Beltzner told us, however, Mozilla believes that this is a very important update and it wants to get this technology to users as fast as possible. Depending on how fast Firefox users switch to 3.6, the team might even release this update for older version of the browser as well.This doesn’t mean that Mozilla is changing the way it develops the browser. Beltzner did note, however, that nothing is set in stone and that Mozilla is always looking for the best ways to develop its software. For now, however, Mozilla isn’t planning to “slip in new features and functionality every few weeks.” Chrome, which is currently Firefox’s most interesting competitor, releases weekly updates and constantly adds new features. That, however, is typical for a young project like Chrome and will likely change as the software matures.Looking ForwardFirefox 3.6 will be released in a few weeks and Firefox 4.0 is currently scheduled for the end of the year. Typically, Beltzner acknowledged, this is a time where there is some confusion about how to go forward and the confusion about version 3.7 is a good example of this. frederic lardinoiscenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Mercado suffers high-grade ankle sprain after chasedown block

first_imgMercado writhed in pain at the baseline as the Gin Kings tried to force overtime, but Brownlee’s one-hander went short and the Bolts escaped with the 85-83 victory to level the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals to two games apiece.“It’s unfortunate because that was a game-saving play by Sol, but he got injured doing it,” rued coach Tim Cone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMercado declined to give interviews after the game as he was taken out on a wheelchair and was rushed to Cardinal Santos Medical Center.Gin Kings assistant coach Olsen Racela shared to the media the initial findings from the team doctors, who ruled it a high grade ankle sprain. But the team is still hoping that the injury won’t keep Mercado out of their lineup for the duration of the championship series. View comments “You never know about sprained ankles until the next day. The swelling dictates what grade it is, one, two, or three. If it’s a grade one, he’ll get a chance to play, but if it’s two or three, he won’t make it on Sunday,” said Cone.Mercado has been a good barometer of Ginebra in the Finals as he averaged 6.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 2.5 steals in the first two wins, but went scoreless in Games 3 and 4, both Gin King losses, to go with 1.5 boards, 1.0 assist, and 0.5 steals. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:08Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGinebra is keeping its fingers crossed that Sol Mercado’s injury isn’t serious.The 33-year-old playmaker suffered a high grade left ankle sprain after a bad landing following his chasedown block on Jared Dillinger in the last 15 seconds of Game 4.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Meralco nips Ginebra, ties PBA Finals CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more

AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP: AN INTRODUCTION FROM THE CHAIRMAN

first_imgAn introduction to affiliate membership from Touch Football Australia Chairman Michael Sparks… THE CHANGE: Recently we have restructured our organisation and because of that restructure, the membership opportunities of affiliates in Touch have changed. Affiliates and their participants are important owners of our sport and are now able to be direct members of Touch Football Australia (TFA). Our State and Regional associations are being replaced with more streamlined State and Regional Councils, and all activities and staff above affiliate level will be directed and employed by TFA. This is the new “Unitary Model of organisation by which participants are members of one body, with one national vision with an affiliate service focus”. THE INFORMATION: From today we are providing a number of resources to enable affiliates and constituent bodies to have a complete understanding of our new constitutional and operational arrangements. These documents will be uploaded onto the right hand side of the homepage and will be available for all to read and download in the coming months. There will also be links to these documents available at the bottom of this page for your convenience. The documents have been coordinated by our CEO Kevin Thompson with the assistance of the Unitary Model Implementation Team, state boards and staff. Your first stop should be the “Affiliation Introduction” and the “Unitary Model Primer” which provide a background to the changes, and the benefits of the new structure. The “Information memorandum” is a comprehensive run-down on exactly how the new organisation will work, and the important role of affiliates as members under the new governance structure. The PowerPoint “Slide shows” are aids which we are using in our meetings with constituent bodies and affiliates, as we talk through the important changes and how they will impact across the states and regions. There are also documents on the “National Touch League”, the “Constitution” adopted by members on 25th June, and the draft “Standing Orders” which will be considered by the Board following feedback from our consultations. WHAT AFFILIATES NEED TO DO: The “Affiliation Introduction”, “Key Benefits for Affiliates” and “Affiliation Regulations and Application Form” all carry the key information affiliates need to enable them to join Touch Football Australia. To all involved in this new and exciting opportunity to streamline our organisation, I urge you to make yourself familiar with the changes proposed. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our CEO, Kevin Thompson on Tel 02 6285 2703. Yours sincerely Michael Sparks Chairman Introduction: AFFILIATION INTRODUCTION Summary Information: UNITARY MODEL PRIMER SLIDE SHOW- AFFILIATES SLIDE SHOW CONSTITUENT BODIES INFORMATION MEMORANDUM Affiliate Membership information: KEY BENEFITS FOR AFFILIATES AFFILIATION REGULATIONS & APPLICATION FORM MODEL AFFILIATE CONSTITUTION Governance Documents TOUCH FOOTBALL AUSTRALIA CONSTITUTION STANDING ORDERS Other: NATIONAL TOUCH LEAGUElast_img read more

10 months agoTottenham midfield Winks hopes for ‘perfect’ Arsenal revenge

first_imgTottenham midfield Winks hopes for ‘perfect’ Arsenal revengeby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks says Tottenham Hotspur will be looking for revenge when they face Arsenal in the EFL Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday. The Gunners beat Spurs 4-2 in the north London derby earlier this month.”It’s a massive game for us,” Winks toldStandard Sport. “It’s come quickly after we lost to them two weeks ago, so there’s going to be revenge on our minds. We want to put it right and, obviously, it’s a good opportunity to progress in a cup.”That defeat was difficult to take. It’s never nice losing to anyone, especially our rivals at their ground. It was disappointing for us, the fans, the club, but we’ve put it right with our results since in the League and the Champions League. It’s important we do the same on Wednesday.”Us players treat every game in every competition as important as the next. We want to win every cup we’re involved in. The League Cup is no different. Beating Arsenal is the perfect opportunity to progress to the semi-finals.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

23 days ago​Arsenal winger Pepe admits he’s struggling with language barrier

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Arsenal winger Pepe admits he’s struggling with language barrierby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal winger Nicholas Pepe admits that he is experiencing some struggles after his summer move from France.The former Lille man arrived with a big reputation and for a club record fee.But he has failed to show the kind of form that made him one of the most wanted attackers of the summer transfer window.And Pepe admits the language has been a barrier to his acclimatization.”The only thing I have to do is to continue to work hard because it is obvious the level here is higher,” the 24-year-old said to reporters. “The language is different. It’s a new league. For sure everything is different for me. I must adapt quickly but I’m confident it’s gonna happen soon.” last_img read more

Bill to Facilitate Withdrawal of Money from NHT Tabled in House

first_imgA Bill to facilitate the withdrawal of $11.4 billion annually from the National Housing Trust (NHT), to provide budgetary support for the Government over the next four years, was tabled in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, February 26.The Bill, entitled the National Housing Trust (Special Provisions) Act 2013, was tabled by Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, on behalf of Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller. According to the Memorandum of Objects and Reasons, the legislation will enable the NHT to provide financial support for fiscal consolidation for the period beginning with financial year 2013/2014 and ending at financial year 2016/2017.The Bill notes that since its incorporation in 1976, the NHT has operated profitably while delivering on its mandate of providing affordable housing solutions.“The NHT is therefore in a position to facilitate the Government in achieving these fiscal targets by making a contribution of $11.4 billion annually for the above mentioned period. Importantly, this contribution will enable the Government to undertake necessary expenditure to bolster social and physical infrastructure, particularly in areas where construction is being undertaken by the NHT,” it says.The Bill also states that the financing may be by way of distribution, grant or otherwise, as the Minister of Finance may determine.On February 12, the Finance Minister announced that the NHT will be asked to make a contribution of $11.4 billion per year, over the life of a new agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).He noted that the measure was part of the fiscal consolidation efforts and will not result in any change in the mandate of the NHT to provide affordable housing. “The distribution will not impair the viability of the Trust and will not reduce its capacity to build houses for the Jamaican people, who need houses,” he stated.The Minister told the Lower House that the NHT will remain committed to its core objectives and will ensure that the housing and community development programmes are maintained.last_img read more