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Indiana Grown Hits 1,000 Member Milestone

first_img SHARE SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 13, 2018 Indiana Grown reached a new milestone with 1,000 members joining the initiative since its July 2015 launch, according to Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development.Since its inception, the goal of the statewide agriculture initiative has been to help consumers more easily identify and purchase products grown, raised, produced and processed in Indiana.“Reaching 1,000 members is cause for celebration and a testament to our agricultural strength and diversity,” Crouch said. “Indiana Grown has helped thousands of Hoosiers connect with consumers and find new markets for their products, and we celebrate the initiative’s success.”Now approaching its third year, Indiana Grown has members in nearly every county in Indiana and adds an average of one member each day. Members’ products can be found in grocery stores, farmers markets and in most community retail locations, which consumers can identify by looking for the Indiana Grown logo or by visiting www.IndianaGrown.org.“By purchasing Indiana Grown products, Hoosiers are keeping dollars and food close to home, building sustainable communities and preserving Indiana’s agricultural heritage,” said Bruce Kettler, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director. “This milestone gives Hoosiers even more reason to support the Indiana Grown initiative.”Indiana Grown is administered by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture in partnership with the lieutenant governor’s office. Last year’s budget bill, for the first time, included funding for Indiana Grown, which is being used to raise awareness about the initiative and create growth opportunities for its members, among other priorities.“With these resources, Indiana Grown is reaching more consumers and telling the story of its members and Indiana agriculture more effectively,” Crouch said. “Hoosiers want to buy local, and Indiana Grown continues to create an avenue to make that possible.”To learn more about Indiana Grown, or find a member close to you, visit www.IndianaGrown.org. Those interested in joining the initiative can fill out a free application online. Indiana Grown Hits 1,000 Member Milestone Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Grown Hits 1,000 Member Milestone Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Honors Outstanding Volunteers at 2018 Spring Conference Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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Housing Starts and Permits Post Monthly Decline

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The latest report on new residential construction from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau found that housing starts dropped in April 2021, hitting 1.57 million units, down 9.5% from March, but is 67.3% above the April 2020 rate of 938,000.”Overall, April’s dip in housing starts isn’t all that surprising given the shortages in lumber and labor that are hitting the country,” said LendingTree’s Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze. “While these issues present a notable challenge, both builder sentiment and demand for new homes remain strong, suggesting the housing market won’t go belly-up anytime soon. It is difficult to say with any certainty what the future will bring for builder confidence. In the coming months, material cost issues, as well as problems related to labor shortages will likely remain the major concerns for builders across the country. While these issues have the potential to hamper builder confidence, if rates remain low and consumer demand for new housing continues to remain strong, builder confidence will probably remain strong as well.”In terms of home sales, Redfin has found that a record $2.53 trillion worth of home sales will transact in America in 2021—a 17% year-over-year gain and the largest annual increase in percentage terms since 2013.Single‐family housing starts in April were at a rate of 1,087,000, 13.4% below the revised March figure of 1,255,000. The April rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 470,000.Low rates and strong demand continue to drive the market, as overall permits increased 0.3% to a 1.76 million unit annualized rate in April, while single-family permits decreased 3.8% to a 1.15 million unit rate. Multifamily permits increased 8.9% to a 611,000 pace. Regionally, permits were 8.4% higher in the Northeast, 9.9% lower in the Midwest, 3.9% higher in the South, and 4.1% lower in the West.“Overall, a soft report reflecting an industry trying to keep pace with demand but facing strong headwinds,” said First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi. “For a bright spot, building permits, a leading indicator of future starts, remain strong. The number of single-family homes permitted, but not started increased to 131,000 units–47% higher than a year ago. This means more construction is in the pipeline.”A recent analysis from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) found that the price of lumber has tripled over the past year, forcing the price of a new single-family home to rise $35,872 on average.“Housing starts and permits posted a monthly decline in April, as escalating prices for lumber and other building materials price out some home buyers from an otherwise hot housing market,” said NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke. “Policymakers need to prioritize the U.S. supply chain for items like building materials to ensure builders can add the additional inventory the housing market desperately needs.”  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Housing Starts and Permits Post Monthly Decline Home / Daily Dose / Housing Starts and Permits Post Monthly Decline The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Diaz Anselmo & Associates, P.A. Names New Managing Attorney Next: Younger Millennials’ Homebuying Habits Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Chuck Fowke First American LendingTree National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Odeta Kushi Redfin tendayi kapfidze U.S. Census Bureau U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2021-05-18 Eric C. Peck Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Eric C. Peck Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. 12 days ago 568 Views Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Chuck Fowke First American LendingTree National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Odeta Kushi Redfin tendayi kapfidze U.S. Census Bureau U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Subscribelast_img read more

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Special Olympians to receive heroes’ welcome in Letterkenny

first_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Previous articleWoman who claimed abuse by Irish dancing teacher wins civil caseNext article“Malin Waters” is the new consumer brand of the Sail West initiative News Highland Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Special Olympians to receive heroes’ welcome in Letterkenny Google+center_img WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – July 5, 2011 Newsx Adverts Facebook Google+ Twitter Donegal’s Special Olympians are on their way back to the county this evening, with all eight of them bringing home silver medals.The eight are footballers Oliver Boyle,  Hugh Sweeney, Adrian Clarke,  Stephen Nesbitt,  Gareth Egan, Luke Egan and Mario McShane, as well as Letterkenny kayaker Shaun Bradley.The team, who arrived at Dublin Airport at lunchtime, are being met at Station Roundabout in Letterkenny at 6 o’clock, and will then be paraded to Market Square for a reception.Letterkenny’s Mayor Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle is urging people to come out to welcome the team home to acknowledge what they and their have achieved……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/welcome.mp3[/podcast] Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterestlast_img read more

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Press release: Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during October 2018

first_img 02108 – Electrical installations in general Not properly maintained No 07113 – Fire pumps and its pipes Not as required No 03112 – Scuppers, inlets and discharges Not as required Yes 18312 – Galley, handling room (maintenance) Not Hygienic No All deficiencies should be rectified before departure if at all possible. When applicable, the list includes those passenger craft prevented from operating under the provisions of the EU Directive on Mandatory Surveys for the safe operation of regular Ro-Ro ferry and high speed passenger craft services (1999/35/EU). 15150 – ISM Not as required Yes Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention 01199 – Other certificates Other No 01101 – Cargo Ship Safety Equipment (including exemption) Missing No 11134 – Operations of life saving appliances Lack of familiarity No This vessel was released on 8th October 2018Vessel Name: DUYGUGT: 4388IMO: 9199787Flag: Cook Islands (Black list)Company: Pruvmarine LimitedClassification Society: NKKRecognised Organisation: NARecognised Organisation for ISM Doc: NARecognised Organisation for ISM SMC: NADate and Place of Detention: 1st October in BirkenheadSummary: Twenty-one deficiencies with five grounds for detention 10118 – Speed and distance indicator Inoperative No 07105 – Fire doors/openings in fire resisting divisions Not as required No 07105 – Fire doors/openings in fire resisting divisions Not as required No 07113 – Fire pumps and its pipes Not as required No 07105 – Firedoors/opening in fire-resisting divisions Inoperative No SHIPS DETAINED IN OCTOBER 2018Vessel Name: SOUTHWESTERGT: 4150IMO: 9126728Flag: Cook Islands (Black list)Company: Northwester Shipping CorpClassification Society: RINARecognised Organisation: N/ARecognised Organisation for ISM Doc: N/ARecognised Organisation for ISM SMC: N/ADate and Place of Detention: 1st October 2018 in RuncornSummary: Eighteen deficiencies with one ground for detention 14402 – Sewage treatment plan Not as required No Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention 13199 – Other (machinery) Other No 10106 – Compass correction log Not as required No 10119 – Rudder angle indicator Inoperative No 08107 – Machinery control alarms Inoperative Yes 12107 – Ballast, fuel and other tanks Not as required No 14604 – Bunker delivery note Not as required No 03106 – Windows, sidecuttles and deadlights Not as required No 10101 – Pilot ladder and hoist/pilot transfer arrangements Unsafe No 04109 – Fire drills Lack of communication No This vessel was released on 3rd October 2018DETENTIONS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS MONTHSVessel Name: POSEIDONGT: 1412IMO: 7363217Flag: Iceland (White list)Company: Neptune EHFClassification Society: NARecognised Organisation: NARecognised Organisation for ISM Doc: DNV-GLRecognised Organisation for ISM SMC: DNV-GLDate and Place of Detention: 19th July 2018 at HullSummary: Ten deficiencies with two grounds for detention 07103 – Divisions – Decks, bulkheads and penetrations Not as required No 07105 – Firedoors/openings in fire-resisting divisions Malfunctioning No In response to one of the recommendations of Lord Donaldson’s inquiry into the prevention of pollution from merchant shipping, and in compliance with the EU Directive on Port State Control (2009/16/EC as amended), the Maritime and Coastguard agency (MCA) publishes details of the foreign flagged vessels detained in UK ports each month. 01308 – Record of seafarers’ daily hours of work or rest False No 01201 – Certificates of master and officers Missing No 10104 – Gyro compass Inoperative Yes 01104 – Cargo Ship Safety Radio (including exemption) Missing No 10116 – Nautical publications Missing No 01102 – Cargo Ship Safety Construction (including exemption) Missing No 04108 – Muster list Incomplete No 01101 – Cargo safety equipment (including exemptions) Incomplete No 10128 – Navigation bridge visibility Not as required No 10123 – International code of signals – SOLAS Missing No 03108 – Ventilators, air pipes, casings Not properly maintained No 09232 – Cleanliness of engine room Insufficient Yes 10111 – Charts Missing No During September, there were two new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port, three vessels remained under detention from previous months. A total of three vessels remain under detention at the end of October. Inspections of foreign flagged ships in UK ports are undertaken by surveyors from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. When a ship is found to be not in compliance with applicable convention requirements, a deficiency may be raised. If any of their deficiencies are so serious they have to be rectified before departure, then the ship will be detained.center_img 05105 – MF/HF Radio installation Inoperative No 10129 – Navigation records Not as required No 01328 – Ship energy efficiency management plan Missing No Notes on the list of detentions 18408 – Electrical Not as required No 07125 – Evaluation of crew performance (fire drills) Lack of training No 07105 – Firedoors/opening in fire-resisting divisions Inoperative No 07113 – Fire Pumps Insufficient Pressure Yes 02106 – Hull damage impairing seaworthiness Holed Yes Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention This vessel was still detained on 31st October 2018Vessel Name: TECOIL POLARISGT: 1814IMO No: 8883290Flag: Russian Federation (Grey list)Company: Tecoil Shipping LtdClassification Society: RMRSRecognised Organisation: RMRSRecognised Organisation for ISM DOC: RMRSRecognised Organisation for ISM SMC: RMRSDate and Place of Detention: 6th June 2018 at ImminghamSummary: Twenty-Seven deficiencies with eight grounds for detentions 02108 – Electrical installations in general Not as required Yes 01218 – Medical Incorrect language No 02105 – Steering gear Not properly maintained No The UK is part of a regional agreement on port state control known as the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MOU) and information on all ships that are inspected is held centrally in an electronic database known as THETIS. This allows the ships with a high risk rating and poor detention records to be targeted for future inspection. 99101 – Other safety in general Other No 06105 – Atmosphere testing instrument Not properly maintained No 11101 – Lifeboats Not ready for use Yes 01123 – Continuous synopsis record Entries missing No 14615 – Fuel change-over procedure Missing No 18308 – Furnishings Damaged No 09232 – Cleanliness of engine room Insufficient No 01315 – Oil record book Not properly filled No 10105 – Magnetic compass Inoperative Yes 05110 – Facilities for reception of marine safety inform. Not as required No 11104 – Rescue boats Not properly maintained Yes 11122 – Radio life-saving appliances Inoperative No 11129 – Operational readiness of lifesaving appliances Not as required Yes 10127 – Voyage or passage plan Not as required Yes 05199 – Other (radiocommunication) Other No 07116 – Ventilation Not as required No 10103 – Radar Inoperative No 15150 – ISM Not as required Yes 15150 – ISM Not as required Not as required Yes 04110 – Abandon ship drill Insufficient frequency No Defective item Nature of defect Ground for Detention 18312 – Galley, handling room (maintenance) Not hygienic No 01320 – Garbage record book Incorrect No Full details of the ship.The accompanying detention list shows ship’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) number which is unchanging throughout the ship’s life and uniquely identifies it. It also shows the ship’s name and flag state at the time of its inspection. Company.The company shown in the vessel’s Safety Management Certificate (SMC) or if there is no SMC, then the party otherwise believed to be responsible for the safety of the ship at the time of inspection. Classification Society.The list shows the Classification Society responsible for classing the ship only. Recognised Organisation.Responsible for conducting the statutory surveys: and issuing statutory certificates on behalf of the Flag State White (WL), Grey (GL) and Black lists (BL) are issued by the Paris MoU on 01 July each year and shows the performance of flag State. 01117 – International Oil Pollution Prevention (IOPP) Invalid Yes 01218 – Medical certificate Missing No This vessel was still detained on 31st October 2018Vessel Name: CIEN PORCIENTO (General Cargo)GT: 106.IMO No: 8944446.Flag: Unregistered.Company: Open Window Inc.Classification Society: Unclassed.Recognised Organisation: Not applicable.Recognised Organisation for ISM DOC: Not applicable.Recognised Organisation for ISM SMC: Not applicableDate and Place of detention: 4 March 2010, LowestoftSummary: Thirty deficiencies including seven grounds for detentionThis vessel was still detained on 31st October 2018Notes to Editors• The MCA is a partner in the Sea Vision UK campaign to raise awareness and understanding of the sea and maritime activities. Sea Vision promotes the importance and economic value of the sector and works to highlight the exciting range of activities and career opportunities available to young people within the UK growing maritime sector at www.seavision.org.uk• Follow us on Twitter: @MCA_mediaFor further information please contactMaritime and Coastguard Agency Press Office, on:+44 (0) 2380 329 401Press releases and further information about the agency is available here. 18324 – Cold room, cold room cleanliness, cold room temperature Not as required No 11105 – Rescue boat inventory Not as required No 10104 – Gyro compass Inoperative No 07116 – Ventilation Inoperative Nolast_img read more

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WTW: German pension investors need to expand their ‘comfort zone’

first_imgTobias Bockholt, senior investment consultant at Willis Towers Watson in FrankfurtIn Germany, Pensionskassen are subject to regulations that set quantitative limits on different investment categories, but Bockholt said that although the law was restrictive, there was still room for manoeuvre and Pensionskassen were not maxing out the opportunities.The German regulator, BaFin, has been warning about the low yield environment’s impact on Pensionskassen, which are insurance-based pension providers. It has banned two from taking on any new business because of concerns about their recovery plans for meeting solvency requirements.Governance challengesBockholt attributed a hesitant approach towards alternative investments among Pensionskassen to the governance demands they entailed, saying Pensionskassen lacked the resources and the risk management systems to deal with asset classes such as private equity and private debt.Regulated pension investors needed to strengthen their governance but also set themselves up completely differently, at least in some areas, said Bockholt.“They have to leave their comfort zone,” he said, confirming that this meant either shoring up internal resources or deciding to outsource.Unregulated investors in the form of CTAs should also invest more in alternatives, Bockholt said.The consultancy’s survey showed Germany’s pension investors were increasingly looking to outsource investment decisions in illiquid asset classes: in 2019 7% said they planned to increase outsourcing in this area over the next two years, compared with 3% in 2018.Asked what it would take for pension investors to move out of their comfort zone, Bockholt acknowledged that Germans were relatively risk averse, but said dealing with asset classes beyond public bonds and equities was often a governance issue. German pension investors are still not making the most of the higher-yielding investment opportunities open to them despite making some adjustments in response to the persistent low yield environment, according to Willis Towers Watson.In a survey of a range of different types of investors, the consultancy found that 71% of them had not hit their return target, down from 96% the year before.Those subject to investment regulations, such as Pensionskassen and Pensionsfonds, had a 65% allocation to bonds, one percentage point less than in 2018, 10% to equities (12% in 2018), and 25% to real estate, alternatives and cash (22% in 2018).The unregulated investors it surveyed – mostly contractual trust arrangements (CTA) – reduced their allocation to bonds in favour of alternative investments. They allocated 44% to bonds in 2019 compared with 58% the year before, 21% to equities (2018: 25%), 22% to alternatives (5%), and 14% to real estate and cash (12%). The survey had 38 participants with €163bn in assets under management in total.For Nigel Cresswell, head of investment consulting at Willis Towers Watson in Frankfurt, it showed that “pension investors are stuck in their traditional behaviours”.The consultancy noted that surveyed investors’ allocation to alternatives had increased considerably compared with the situation in 2010, but Tobias Bockholt, senior investment consultant at the firm, said it would have expected a bigger shift.Speaking to IPE and focussing on Pensionskassen in particular, he said they were mainly staying in their “comfort zone”.last_img read more

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Ianzito leads, thrives in Syracuse’s trademark up-and-down style of play

first_img Published on February 6, 2013 at 1:22 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Related Stories More experienced, communicative defense to lead Syracuse into 2013 season Steve Ianzito could do whatever he wanted on the field in high school. He made contributions on both ends of the field. He got out in transition. He dominated on the wing. He played on the man-up and the man-down.And that’s exactly why he loves playing the up-and-down style of lacrosse Syracuse is known for. “You come to Syracuse University, they recruit you as an athlete,” Ianzito said. “If you’re a midfielder you should be able to play both ways.”A Clay, N.Y., native and lifelong Orange fan, Ianzito was voted captain this past offseason. As a part of a small senior class on a young team, the midfielder has embraced a major leadership role, and now serves as an example to younger players as SU readies itself for the regular season.Ianzito arrived at Syracuse with little hype. He was a star offensive midfielder at Cicero-North Syracuse High School where he scored 42 goals as a senior and was a 2008 U.S. Lacrosse All-American, but he didn’t crack Inside Lacrosse’s top-100 list. After redshirting in 2009, he struggled for two years to find a place on the field. He recorded just eight points in two seasons and couldn’t find a way off of the Orange’s second midfield line.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAt the beginning of his junior year, he still had trouble finding the field, picking up just one ground ball – his only stat – in the first two games of the season. That’s when SU head coach John Desko approached Ianzito about moving to defense.“I think he was lukewarm at first,” Desko said. “And I think as he did it, he saw … he plays a lot of lacrosse. He’s playing more now than he would’ve if he was one of the offensive midfielders.”It was a tough first test. He made his debut as a defensive midfielder against top-ranked Virginia. The Orange fell 14-10 and Ianzito didn’t do much on the stat sheet, but he remembers being comfortable for his first time on the defensive end.It’s a move he now hopes rouses his teammates. As a player who converted positions, Ianzito has a unique perspective having played both sides of the ball. It also sets an example for a team that asserts its will to do whatever it takes to win.“To see me change positions like that – go from offense to defense – hopefully will inspire them,” Ianzito said. “We need more two-way middies, and that’s why my teammates voted me captain this year. It’s an unselfish move. I loved offense and it was painful to switch to defense at first, but I love defense now, so it changes for the better.”SU attack Billy Ward is Ianzito’s roommate. He’s seen him grow since he switched to defense and said it’s made him a better leader. Before last year, Ianzito was just another face on the offense, but the move, Ward said, paid dividends. “He found his role spring of last year as a defensive middie and he’s just taken off with it,” Ward said. “And that’s what it comes down to, you’ve got to find your niche on the team.”When the NCAA approved rule changes this past offseason to speed up the game, no one was happier than Ianzito. While he doesn’t miss offense too much – he loves “being mean” on the defensive end – it’s an opportunity for him to still be able to play at both ends of the field. He can get back to the style he played in high school, running up, down and all over the field, and like everything else he does, it will make Syracuse better.“It’s going to be a fast-paced game,” Ianzito said. “I can play defense, I can get a couple more runs on offense, I’ll be able to dodge some offensive middies who are not that good on defense, running in transition, I just love it.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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