Hearst Magazines Survives Roller Coaster Year

first_imgIn June, David Carey will mark his fifth anniversary as Hearst Magazines president, and a New Year’s Day tradition of his (begun over a decade ago when publisher of The New Yorker) is to look back and look ahead in a letter to colleagues.In his 2015 message, Carey acknowledged that Hearst Magazines did not escape the “roller coaster of a year” that 2014 was for the media business as the unit “experienced a mix of both growth and turbulence.”There’s more coming in 2015 though, including the launch of a new title. Carey didn’t provide details though, only saying the company is exploring options with several joint-venture partners at the moment.Perhaps the most notable “turbulance” was putting Seventeen under the auspices of Cosmopolitan, and how well the newly-formed Millennial Group fares under Cosmo publishing director, Donna Kalajian Lagani, and editor-in-chief, Joanna Coles, in 2015.The overall corporate growth led Carey to declare that the privately-held Hearst Magazines “posted the best performance in the industry” in 2014. Highlights included:The launches of Dr. Oz the Good Life and Trending NY in the U.S. stood out, as well as a number of international launches for Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire and Town & Country. Extensions in the U.S. and abroad will play a role going forward.Editorial innovations led by Good Housekeeping‘s redesign engineered by new editor-in-chief, Jane Francisco, and “crossover content” between Food Network and HGTV. Both magazines are Hearst Magazines partnerships with Scripps Networks.The 147-year-old Harper’s Bazaar and the 20-year-old Marie Claire “beat their own best [advertising] performances once again.”The company leaned on its B2B operations which grew rapidly through both organic growth and acquisition, helping to “counterbalance the volatility of the media businesses.” (Hearst Corp. president and CEO, Steven Swartz also highlighted Hearst Business Media’s performance in 2014 in his year-end letter to employees, calling it the company’s fastest growing division.)Digitally, monthly unique visitors to Hearst Magazine titles doubled in 2014 (excluding December) to 112 million, and social media followers increased 90 percent to 63 million “as audiences engage with us on every platform imaginable.”The Nick Matarazzo-led Jumpstart, the digital marketing company tied to both Car and Driver and Road & Track, “turned in a terrific performance, by far the best in its history.”Cosmo‘s “24/7 English-language newsroom” providing content worldwide was made possible by the time differences between the sources in the U.S., U.K. and Australia.O, The Oprah Magazine‘s “Circle of Friends” premium subscriber initiative, which is nearing 10,000 members at $199 per year in spite of starting “with minimal marketing” last fall. Two other Hearst Magazines (not named) will test premium initiatives in 2015.Plenty of work awaits Carey and Hearst Magazines management in 2015, but so, too, is the celebrating, with O turning 15; Elle, 30; and Car and Driver, 60.last_img read more

Sunday night shoot spree results in no injuries

first_imgFew details are available about Sunday’s 3 am drive-by shooting in Anchorage near 47th Avenue and Arctic Blvd. An Anchorage party bus with 17 people inside was shot 10 times by at least four different guns. Bullets entered through the back window and the body of the 28-passenger vehicle. No one was injured.Left: Markers showing where APD found bullet casings.Right: Bullet holes in the Anchorage Limo and Sedan vehicle.Photos courtesy of APD.The police contacted the driver about three and half miles away near Lake Otis and Northern Lights. All of but one of the occupants had fled when the bus stopped. The remaining witness told police she didn’t know why anyone would shoot at the bus. They had been at Al’s Alaska Inn for about two hours before the shooting. She said she didn’t know about any fights there.Police are still trying to identify the shooters and locate people from the bus. They photographed and collected more than 30 shell casings at the scene. They say incidents like this are very rare.last_img read more

If youve reported a sexual assault to Alaska State Troopers a UAA

first_img“They’re talking with me to help change the system and make it better,” Johnson said. “And then the second part,” Johnson explained, “we start to talk about what justice means for them in these types of cases, and whether they think justice was done in their case, and what kinds of things people could have done differently to make them feel like justice was done, what kind of recommendations they have for making improvements.” “I’m asking them to talk to a stranger about something very traumatic and personal,” Johnson said. “I can promise confidentiality, so I can promise that I’m the only person who would know their name and that they did participate.” Every interview begins the same way: by asking about the assault. Answering is optional. From there, Johnson asks about the experience of reporting the assault and about how the case was handled. Adults who reported a sexual assault to state troopers between 2006 and 2016 are asked to take part. If you’d like to participate, you can call Johnson at 907-786-1126 or email idjohnson@alaska.edu. Contacting her does not mean you have to do the interview. Johnson is also interviewing the professionals who handle sexual assault cases once they’re reported, including people working in law enforcement, criminal justice, health care and advocacy. Dr. Ingrid Diane Johnson is an assistant professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center. She knows that she’s asking people to do a hard thing: talk with her about their experience reporting sexual assault to state troopers. Participants get a $45 gift card, but that’s not why they’ve been sharing their stories. Alaska has one of the nation’s highest rates of sexual assault, and the state wants to improve how it responds to people who report these crimes to the Alaska State Troopers. A researcher leading a study on the topic is asking victim-survivors for help. “People are free to reach out to me just to ask questions or just to feel me out, talk to me a little bit and see if they even feel comfortable talking with me,” Johnson offered. “I’m happy to have a lot of initial conversations before someone even commits to doing an interview.” The Alaska Department of Public Safety hired Johnson for the project using federal funds.last_img read more

RMG workers protest at fellows termination

first_imgPeople suffer after readymade garment workers put barricade on the main road in Abdullahpur area on Thursday. Photo: UNBReadymade garment workers put barricade on the main road in the Dhaka’s Abdullahpur area halting vehicular movement for around two and half hours on both sides of House Building to Abdullahpur on Thursday, reports UNB.Employees of ‘Top Jeans’ in Hazipara of Uttarkhan came to the street around 11:00am protesting at the dismissal of some of their fellow workers from the factory.At one stage, they started demonstrating on the main road and went to Abdullahpur and put barricade there around 12:00pm halting vehicular movement on the busy road, said traffic inspector Asad of Abdullahpur.Although vehicles were diverted from Abdullahpur to House Building to keep the vehicular movement normal, huge traffic clog had surrounded the area, said another police officer.Additional police forces were deployed to bring the situation under control.Later around 2:30pm, the agitated workers withdrew the roadblocks after being assured that their demand would be met, said deputy commissioner of Uttara division Nabid Kamal Shaibal.He also said the vehicular movement from the Airport to Abdullahpur became normal after 2:40pm.last_img read more

Tiger on Delhis mind

first_imgA leading telecom company recently tied up with Galerie Art Eterne to mobilise the art world and unleash their vision of the tiger on the canvas. The art project ‘Strokes for Stripes’ featured various artists who showcased their imagination of the tiger, the national animal and pride which is sadly on the verge of extinction.The works of the artists culminated in the form of a calendar for 2013. These soul stirring art pieces were subsequently auctioned to raise funds to highlight the need of tiger conservation and create awareness for the cause. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Vivek Menon, executive director, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) said: ‘Wildlife conservation would not be possible without support and funding from charitable organisations, institutions and individuals. CSR focus on wildlife has also been on a rise in the country, which is a positive trend.’Eminent artists whose works were showcased included Arpana Caur, Jai Zharotia, Niladri Paul, Prof. Niren Sengupta, Sanjay Bhattarcharya, Ajay Zharotia, Krishnendu Porel, Pratul Dash, P. Shivani Bhardawaj, Amarendra Maharana, Prittam Priyalochan, Sandeep Jigdung and Vinita Dasgupta. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘I am proud to be a part of this cause. Doing my bit for this social cause gives me an inner satisfaction, that is all I wanted to do,’ said P. Shivani Bhardawaj, whose portrait was sold for Rs 2 Lakh at the auction.The portraits which were originally priced at Rs 1 lakh each were sold for Rs 3-4 lakhs at the auction. The proceeds from the auction were donated to WTI, the initiative’s cause partner who will channelise these funds for ‘Save Our Tigers’ initiative.The event witnessed performances by Louis Banks, a Grammy Award nominated music composer and adman-lyricist Prasoon Joshi who wrote a few lines especially for the occasion. Diverse groups such as artists, environmentalists, conservationists were present at the event, to lend their support to the cause.last_img read more

Not just moms expectant dads get depressed too

first_imgWhile “baby blues” as well as prenatal depression are linked mainly with women, researchers have now found that a significant number of first-time expectant fathers too experience depression during their partner’s pregnancy.The findings may have important clinical implications for depression screening and early prevention efforts in expectant fathers.“The mental health of men remains a neglected area of research and one that is not adequately addressed during the transition to parenthood,” said senior study author Deborah Da Costa, associate professor at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The research team recruited 622 men in Canada over a period of one and a half years. Expectant fathers completed online questionnaires measuring various factors such as mood, physical activity, sleep quality, social support, marital adjustment, financial stress, and demographics, during their partner’s third semester. Researchers found that 13.3 per cent of expectant fathers experienced elevated levels of depressive symptoms during their partner’s pregnancy. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMost of the factors associated with depression in men were identified to be modifiable, meaning that tools are available to help cope with these difficulties. The researchers also found that men who were having sleep difficulties were more at risk of experiencing depression.“These are important signals because some of these factors may worsen in postpartum; certainly sleep will be compromised in the first years,” Da Costa explained.The findings appeared in the American Journal of Men’s Health.last_img read more

Sampriti flyover to be inaugurated before Durga Puja Firhad Hakim

first_imgKolkata: State Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim expressed his optimism that the Sampriti flyover, connecting Jinjira Bazar to Batanagar, will start operation before the Durga Puja.”I am hopeful that construction work of the flyover will be over within a month. In the meantime, we will have the necessary safety certificates in place to make the bridge operational,” Hakim said after inspecting the progress work of the elevated corridor on Saturday along with engineers of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), which is the implementing agency for the flyover. Senior officials of Larsen & Toubro (L&T), the executing agency, were also present. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe minister said he would be seeking time from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and request her to inaugurate the flyover before Durga Puja. He further informed that the road under the flyover that has been damaged due to the construction work will also be spruced up on a war footing. “As soon as the flyover is ready for vehicular movement, we will close the road underneath for repair work. It will be repaired by December 1,” Hakim maintained.The minister also assured that the level of drains on either side of the road underneath the flyover that has got elevated due to “faulty” work will also be levelled in a proper manner soon after the flyover’s construction is complete. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe flyover whose length is 6.8 km is expected to reduce the travel time from Batanagar to Taratala to a little more than 10 minutes from half-an-hour.”We will be taking up widening of roads, construction of surface drains in such a manner that it will keep the provision of junction improvement at the Jinjira Bazar crossing so that the project’s purpose of fast-tracking vehicular movement is served,” a senior KMDA official said.It may be mentioned that the flyover will be the first in the city to be built on a PPP model. The Centre will bear 35 percent of the cost since this is a JNNURM project. The Centre has sanctioned Rs 86.8 crore for the same. The rest has been borne by the consortium of River Bank Holdings and its joint venture partner L&T Dabriwala. The total cost is estimated to be around Rs 355 crore.Sources in the Urban Development department said the Chief Minister has future plans of taking one flank of the flyover to Joka and another connecting Tollygunge Phari, Anwar Shah Road and Jadavpur, right up to Garia.last_img read more

Snapchat Acquires 3D Photo StartUp

first_imgJune 6, 2016 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Snapchat in 3-D? The popular social network has reportedly acquired 3-D photo app service Seene.According to TechCrunch, the low-priced purchase was made “a couple of months ago,” though neither company has officially confirmed the deal.Seene makes “computer vision technology” for mobile devices, including 3-D scene reconstruction, object tracking, augmented reality and 3-D face capture — the latter of which is a very Snapchat-friendly quality. The system (see video below) launched in September within the Seene app, and promises real-time, high-resolution 3-D facial capture on iOS and Android.Neither Snapchat nor Seene immediately responded to PCMag’s request for comment. The startup’s website shows no signs of a change, still listing San Francisco and London as its shared home; TechCrunch says the team will relocate to Los Angeles.In April, Snapchat added the ability to face swap with photos from your phone’s camera roll. Ever wonder what you’d look like as your cat? Or with your best friend’s flawless skin? Hold the screen over your face to launch the app’s selfie features, then swipe to the “Face-Swap From Camera Roll” lens. The program automatically scans your photos for faces, surfacing all applicable options.It’s functions like that which attract an estimated 150 million people every day to the application, which recently bested Twitter’s estimated 140 million daily users. The micro-blogging site — once the number-two social network behind Facebook — has also been eclipsed by Instagram, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. This story originally appeared on PCMag 2 min read Register Now »last_img read more

Urban businesses push Ottawa to improve airports to attract tourists

first_img Posted by MONTREAL — A coalition of business leaders in Canada’s largest cities is putting pressure on Ottawa to reduce security screening times and cut travelling costs to bolster a prime engine of the country’s economy.In its first political foray, the Canadian Global Cities Council is pushing to make airports more internationally competitive in order to attract more tourists, enhance economic activity and improve the travelling experience.The group of Canada’s eight largest urban chambers of commerce will unveil a series of recommendations Thursday morning on security screening, border entry and visas, and transit connectivity.“We want to make sure that Canada can be a global transit hub,” said Adam Legge, council chairman and president of Calgary’s Chamber of Commerce.The coalition says Canada’s top seven airports collectively contribute $59 billion of economic activity and support 272,000 jobs.The group is calling for enhanced use of technology, the adoption of international security screening standards and targeted checks of travellers from high-risk countries to speed up how long it takes to pass through security.While London Heathrow and Hong Kong International airports require that 95 per cent of passengers be screened within five minutes, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority expects that on average half of passengers wait longer than 15 minutes.More news: GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programs“We can’t say that we’re open for business and then expect people to wait in a three-hour queue,” Legge added.The council is calling for increased funding for CATSA and the Canada Border Services Agency to meet growing demands.It also wants Canada to harmonize immigration and trusted traveller programs with other countries. That means only requiring visas for citizens of high-risk countries and increasing the use of automated border clearance systems.The traveller experience can also be improved and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving transit connections from airports to downtown cores and to communities and facilities surrounding airports, it adds. While just eight per cent of passengers at Toronto Pearson airport used transit, about 40 per cent do so in London, Paris and Amsterdam, said the report.Legge said the government needs to cut taxes, fees and rents that increase the price of air travel in Canada and has driven travellers to use U.S. airports.He said the changes could see one-way travel costs cut by about $25.“It’s a bold ask but I think we have to bring to government’s attention the uncompetitiveness of Canada’s current position that will continue to be eroded over time,” said Legge.More news: Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyAir Canada says it supports initiatives that foster growth at Canadian airports and reduce high taxes and fees.Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced in November that the government will work to reduce waits at airport security to international standards and introduce an air passenger rights regime.The voice for Canada’s airports said it’s optimistic that years of talk will result in changes in the country’s airport policy.“To have the business communities in our largest cities on board with that just adds to the voices that have been calling for air policy reform for years,” said Daniel-Robert Gooch, president of the Canadian Airports Council.Montreal Board of Trade president Michel Leblanc said the coalition will push the government to adopt changes within a year.“The solutions that we are putting on the table exist elsewhere,” he said. “We’re not reinventing the wheel so that should require rather quick deadlines for implementation.”After addressing airports, the coalition plans to speak out on other subjects including infrastructure and the availability of skilled workers. Thursday, December 8, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group center_img Tags: Airports, Ottawa Urban businesses push Ottawa to improve airports to attract tourists Sharelast_img read more

What if kids could build a city

first_imgNo related posts. From the print editionRespect and care for private and public spaces where humans coexist is the theme of a new exhibit under construction at the Children’s Museum. Sponsored by the Association of Engineers and Architects and the separate Architects’ Association, seven architects and two engineers are designing the “Built Environment” room, where kids will be given the tools to build their own city.When completed around this time next year, projected audio and video will surround visitors with a clash of images and sounds, including falling water, crashing waves and wind in the trees. More cacophonous sounds will include honking traffic, jackhammers and car engines. The room’s floor will change colors and shapes when walked on.The exhibit’s main room will lead outside to an open-air structure composed mostly of bamboo. Here visitors will find a continual mural where kids can write, paint and draw ideas of what they’d like to see in their “city.” For five years, the room will continuously change based on kids’ ideas, and they can build their own city with mobile blocks and columns, and horizontal, vertical and leaning structures. Architect and project coordinator Ana Carolina Pizarro is very experienced in working with children and architecture. She has executed numerous rooms in the museum as well as workshops around the country. Petty theft is a crime she wishes to alter with experiences in the new room. One of the rooms she designed at the museum has a giant book with pages kids can turn, toy blocks that fit into the pages and headphones to hear the story. The headphones have been stolen three times, even when they were bolted to the wall.“This isn’t the children stealing the headphones, it’s the adults,” she said. “I hope [the new] room can foster a little more respect for our surroundings. I’ll not likely live to see it, but we need to establish these values when people are young.”Bernal Castillo, another architect working on the project, said much of the research and inspiration came from workshops held across the country. These workshops featured plays and discussions about respecting and caring for one’s urban, communal places. Kids received materials to build their own cities with boxes, cups, paper-towel tubes and other items. One child posted a sign on a cardboard tree asking for a happy city. Another asked for a city full of trees and animals. A third asked for a city with more dark-skinned people. “It’s always surprising what kids ask for,” Pizarro said. “These are the children’s voices, and we should listen. They are the actual designers of this space.”Castillo said he would study kids’ reactions to the room when it’s completed.“I hope it will become a favorite room in the museum,” he said. “It’s an ambitious project, but we are really enthusiastic and are working hard to make it a reality.”But the two architect associations have raised only 60 percent of the project’s cost of $250,000. To help reach their goal, The Tico Times has joined the associations in a fundraising campaign. The Tico Times is offering its readers subscriptions to the Online Edition for $12 per year, with half of all proceeds to be donated to the Children’s Museum project. The Association of Engineers and Architects is offering the special subscription rate to its 18,000 associates as well. If you already have a subscription, you can renew at the special rate; just specify “Children’s Museum Project” with your renewal. Individuals and companies are also welcome to donate subscriptions.If you’d like to contribute or need more info, please call The Tico Times marketing department at 2258-1558 or email Kathia Coto at klcoto@ticotimes.net. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Personal Travel Managers benefit from Cruise and Airline Training Days

first_imgRiver Cruise Supplier day – An attention grabbing moment during Queensland’s river cruise training in Brisbane Personal Travel Managers benefit from Cruise and Airline Training Days Sydney Airline Day – An enthralled audience of NSW PTMs at TravelManagers fast moving airline training in SydneyPersonal Travel Managers benefit from Cruise and Airline Training DaysTravelManagers has an ongoing commitment to provide product training to its personal travel managers (PTMs) and to facilitate strong supplier-PTM relationships. To this end, the company’s National Partnership Office (NPO) has recently held airline training days in both Melbourne and Sydney, along with a river cruise training day in Brisbane.According to TravelManagers‘ Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal, the NPO and the attending suppliers were very happy with the number of PTMs who supported the training days.“These training days were, as always, a big hit, both with suppliers and with our PTMs, as we were able to bring together larger numbers of both in one place. We design the sessions to fit within a typical PTM’s day so that it’s accessible for as many as possible,” he explains. “We had a total of 76 PTMs attend over the course of the three days, and we put them in touch with a twelve major river cruise and airline suppliers.”Sharon Hando of Tauck River Cruises agrees that the training days are very successful from a supplier point of view.“It’s a great opportunity for us to speak to as many PTMs as possible, update them on our latest product offerings… and then get to know our industry partners better on a more informal basis when the work’s been done.”As Gazal explains, the NPO strives to provide their PTMs with a format that is both informative and fun, balancing relatively fast-paced supplier presentations and a working lunch with networking opportunities before and after the training sessions as a way to strengthen PTM-supplier relationships in a more casual setting.Gazal says the recent training days are part of a calendar of training events that are scheduled by the NPO at the start of each year and includes supplier training days such as these, destination days that are co-hosted by national or regional tourism offices, and fun events that bring together personal travel managers, NPO staff and suppliers in a relaxed environment.“Without giving too much away, our next social event is taking place in five states this month and promises to be both great fun and a great networking event,” Gazal confides.TravelManagers‘ Erin Ross, representative for Mount Cotton, attended the river cruise training day in Brisbane, and says she enjoyed the opportunity to update her product knowledge whilst catching up with colleagues at the same time.“It’s important to me that I am providing my clients with the best possible advice when they’re planning their next trip: to do that, I need to ensure that my product knowledge is constantly updated,” she explains. “These days give me direct access to many of the major players, and I really value the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with my colleagues. They’re also a lot of fun,” she adds.Venessa Keating, representative for Engadine NSW, took part in the Sydney-based airline training day, and described the supplier presentations as engaging and easy to listen to.“I loved every minute of the day and found all of the information that we were given to be extremely useful. At the end of the day I felt energised and motivated, and very grateful to each presenter for the effort they went to in showing how best to sell their product.”Another PTM who took part in the airline training days was Trish Clowes, representative for Traralgon VIC. She says she found the length of each session to be just right and appreciated having material to take home for future reference.“It was a really great day – great to have a variety of airlines covering multiple destinations including Asia and Europe, and the sessions were very interactive,” she explains.Gazal says the success of the days is self-evident when you look at the attendance numbers and the feedback from the attendees.“The ongoing support for these days by both PTMs and suppliers ensures their continued success, which in the end means we are able to deliver better service to our clients.”For more information or to speak to someone confidentially about TravelManagers please contact Suzanne Laister on 1800 019 599.About TravelManagersTravel Managers operates in all Australian States and is a wholly owned subsidiary of House of Travel, Australasia’s largest independent travel company which has a forecast turnover of $1.5 billion for 2017. TravelManagers is a sister company to Hoot Holidays, also owned by House of Travel, and has more than 500 personal travel managers throughout Australia with a dedicated support team at the company’s national partnership office in Sydney. TravelManagers places all customer money in a dedicated and audited Client Trust Account which is separate from the general business accounts, ensuring client funds are secure and only used for client purchases.VIC airline day9 – From left to right: Megan Stanley, Rebecca Tiedgen, Lyndy Burston taking a break from airline presentations at TravelManagers’ recent training session in Melbourne Source = TravelManagerslast_img read more

Thomas Cook India goes Mini for smaller markets

first_imgThomas Cook India recently launched its first ‘Thomas Cook Mini’ store in Pathanamthitta, Kerala, a concept devised to cater to the third tier cities. These ‘’small, technology-assisted outlets’’ will now be rolled out across the country.“With our internal data analytics clearly revealing the untapped yet high growth potential of tier three markets, a low-cost, rapid penetration model was mission critical, and our Thomas Cook Mini fits the bill perfectly,” said Mahesh Iyer, Thomas Cook India’s Chief Operating Officer of foreign exchange & Head of visas.Thomas Cook Mini stores will be equipped with mobile devices or tablets to provide customers with foreign exchange transactions and other travel-related services. The outlets will be manned by small teams of staff and are designed to offer ‘quick customer transactions’.last_img read more

Going Going Gone… Home Sales to Increase in 2018

first_img Share homes Housing Market mortgage Prices real estate Sellers U.S. 2018-01-11 Staff Writer in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Going, Going, Gone… Home Sales to Increase in 2018center_img Will the housing market smile on homebuyers or sellers in 2018? According to a report released by real estate portal We Buy Houses.com, 2018 will continue to be a seller’s market in more than 70 percent of suburban markets across the U.S.The report, which was released on Thursday, indicated that nationally, home prices are expected to rise again in more than 60 percent of U.S. markets, and are expected to stay the same in about 34 percent. Home prices are expected to rise 4 percent to 8 percent in major suburban markets with a median increase of 5.5 percent, even as home prices are predicted to rise from a median of $248,000 in December 2017 to $262,000 by the end of this year.In terms of inventory, the report expects lower inventory in over 31 percent of local markets, with inventory increasing in only about 22 percent of the housing market this year. While the cost of labor is expected to rise in around 48 percent of the markets the availability of contractors is expected to remain tight. Cost of materials however will remain the same in about 51.2 percent of the markets.The report expects Southern U.S. to emerge as the hottest region with local market experts expecting home prices to rise along with the cost of labor and materials, in part due to the residual effects of Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Inventory is expected to remain about the same as 2017, a year in which housing inventory in the South was very tight. On the other hand, Western U.S. continues to remain the most competitive region with prices in prime suburban markets of San Diego, California and Colorado Springs, Colorado expected to continue their rising streak as inventories remain constrained in these areas. January 11, 2018 633 Views last_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) 1 Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Good news for the Arizona Cardinals offense. Both running back Andre Ellington and wide receiver Brittan Golden will be in uniform and thus available to play Week 9 at the San Francisco 49ers.Ellington and Golden had been listed questionable with quadriceps and groin injuries, respectively.Ellington’s injury kept him out of the game against the Rams in London.There’s good news for the Cardinals defense as well. Despite being labeled questionable on Friday’s injury report, linebacker Karlos Dansby (finger/hamstring) and defensive lineman Frostee Rucker (knee/hip) will play. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Golden did not practice Thursday or Friday, but he apparently is good to go. The same can’t be said for fellow wideout Chad Williams. He, too, did not practice the last two days of the week due to a back issue. Williams is inactive, as he has been each of the past four weeks.The remaining inactives are running back D.J. Foster, offensive lineman Will Holden, center Daniel Munyer, tight end Ricky Seals-Jones, defensive lineman Xavier Williams and linebacker Scooby Wright.Munyer (toe) had already been ruled out, and he did not make the trip.For the 49ers, offensive lineman Garry Gilliam (knee), defensive tackle D.J. Jones (knee), defensive end Aaron Lynch (calf), left tackle Joe Staley (eye), defensive end Solomon Thomas (knee) and cornerback K’Waun Williams (quadriceps) are out due to injury and among the listed inactives.The others player not in uniform for San Francisco is linebacker Pita Taumoepenu. Top Stories last_img read more

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