Theresa May faces trying week in parliament as MPs plan to delay Brexit

first_imgA Downing Street spokesperson called the amendments “extremely concerning”.“The British public voted to leave the European Union and it is vital that elected politicians deliver upon that verdict,” they said. “Any attempt to remove the government’s power to meet the legal conditions of an orderly exit at this moment of historic significance is extremely concerning.“The Prime Minister has been clear on the principles guiding negotiations on Brexit. We want a smooth and orderly Brexit with a deal that protects our union, gives us control of our borders, laws and money and means we have an independent trade policy.“This news should serve as a reminder to those MPs who want to deliver Brexit that they need to vote for it – otherwise there is a danger that parliament could stop Brexit.”Labour MP Hilary Benn confirmed to the BBC that a group of MPs will meet at 1pm on Monday in his office to discuss the amendments.”MPs doing their job are not plotters,” he said. “They are trying to sort out the mess the Prime Minister has created. We are facing a national crisis and there are many MPs in the House of Commons  whose first priority is to ensure we do not leave without a deal.”Chair of the Treasury Select Committee Nicky Morgan told Sky News: “There is no majority in parliament for a no deal Brexit… if you want to stop crashing out of the EU then the law needs to change to extend article 50.” More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com Alexandra Rogers Theresa May faces trying week in parliament as MPs plan to delay Brexit Sunday 20 January 2019 11:43 am Theresa May will update MPs on her Brexit plan B on Monday amid open warfare in her own party over how to break the deadlock in parliament.She will also table a motion that will be debated and voted on 29 January. Tags: Brexit People Theresa May whatsapp Share The Prime Minister is believed to be focusing her efforts on winning over Tory rebels and the DUP, having decided that a cross-party deal with Labour MPs would not be attainable.The Sunday Times reported that the Prime Minister is looking to offer Ireland a bilateral treaty that would remove the backstop from the deal in a bid to get more MPs behind her deal.A number of amendments will be tabled to her motion on Monday, including one put forward by the former attorney general Dominic Grieve that would allow 300 MPs to trigger a vote on suspending the Article 50 – the formal mechanism that allows the UK to leave the EU.If the amendment is passed a minority of MPs would be able to take control of the business of the Commons for a day and pile pressure on the government to heed to its demands.Fellow Tory MP Nick Boles and Labour MP Yvette Cooper are also planning to table an amendment that would effectively rule out a no-deal Brexit by giving May until 26 February to get Commons approval for a deal or else trigger a vote to extend article 50. whatsapp However, former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab warned that May should rule out an extension to article 50 and said she should instead pursue an exit mechanism to the backstop, implying that Irish foreign affairs minister Simon Coveney had not ruled it out in the summer.Meanwhile, Labour’s Brexit spokesperson Keir Starmer said the party’s Brexit policy was now entering a “new phase”.”We’ve arrived at phase three, we need to think about what the options are.””Let’s put on one side options that are wrong in principle or never going to get through the House of Commons and reduce it to two options that are at least capable of getting a majority, which is a close economic relationship with the EU or a public vote,” he said. last_img read more

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Ferry Tustumena crew member tests positive for COVID-19, passengers quarantined

first_imgAleutians | CoronavirusFerry Tustumena crew member tests positive for COVID-19, passengers quarantinedJune 7, 2020 by Hope McKenney, KUCB Share:The M/V Tustumena pulls away from Kodiak on Jan. 11, 2020, beginning a ferry service gap of more than three months. (Photo by Kavitha George/KMXT)The first ferry of the season to Unalaska, brought a case of COVID-19 to the community. The ferry Tustumena sailings have been canceled after a crew member tested positive for the virus on Saturday.The ship will now be sailing back to Homer from Unalaska on Sunday. It will not make any stops.That’s according to state Department of Transportation officials that said a crew member developed mild symptoms including a runny nose, cough, and body aches, but they did not have a fever during the voyage along the Aleutian Chain.The employee is in isolation on the ferry and did not disembark the vessel, but did have contact with passengers and crew before arriving in Unalaska.“This is not considered a community case. This is a travel-related case,” said Unalaska City Manager Erin Reinders. “It was an individual who was an employee of the Alaska Marine Highway System. I don’t know a lot of the details behind it, but what we do know is that this individual was symptomatic, did not leave the room that they were in, was tested here locally, and that test came back positive.”The Department of Health and Social Services has begun contact tracing and will contact people who may have had interactions with the crew member.A statement from the Department of Transportation says there are 35 crew members on the Tustumena. It says 16 close contacts — all crew members — have been identified and are quarantined on board the ship. It also says all crew stayed on board while docked in Unalaska and that no passengers have been identified as close contacts.Dutch Harbor Ports Director Peggy McLaughlin said 21 passengers got off the ferry in Unalaska. She said all passengers were directed to follow the city’s protocol to self quarantine for 14-days upon arrival.The ferry was on its first trip after returning to service on June 2.  It left Homer and visited the communities of Seldovia, Kodiak, Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay, False Pass, Akutan. DOT did not say which of those communities received passengers.Neither the city nor state has said how many passengers had boarded the Tustumena in Unalaska on Saturday before being informed that the sailing had been canceled. DOT says the infected crew member did not have contact with any of these passengers.McLaughlin said those passengers should take precautions.“The recommendation for the passengers that were trying to leave on Unalaska/Dutch Harbor today, was to get off the ferry, go home, shower, and self-quarantine,” said McLaughlin. “The state is working on various options for them to continue to get from point A to point B.”Melanee Tiura, chief executive of Iliuliuk Family Health Services in Unalaska, said the health clinic’s staff have been informed of the situation.“We are all concerned with the possible risks present in this scenario,” said Tiura. “If there is good news so far, it is that the most recent information from the state indicates that there was limited direct exposure to the passengers, both those who disembarked today and those who had briefly boarded.”The city has a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anybody traveling to the island, whether by air or sea, with the exception of AMHS “day travelers” during their stopover in Unalaska.State officials said the symptomatic crew member was tested at 5 p.m. Saturday. The positive result was returned an hour later. Unalaska’s local medical provider said it wasn’t part of that decision chain that allowed passengers to board with a potential coronavirus case on board.“We, at the clinic, would like to make sure the community knows that we were not involved in any decisions that led to community members boarding the ferry with a symptomatic individual on board,” said Tiura. “We are here to care for patients and to help to keep Unalaska safe.”Unalaska has had three cases of COVID-19, all among seafood workers.Officials said there is no known community spread in Unalaska at this time. The city will not be raising its assessment of the community’s risk level, which is currently at “medium.” Under the city’s COVID-19 emergency response plan, the city will not move to “high” risk unless there is confirmed community spread or widespread exposure of COVID-19 on the island.Mayor Vince Tutiakoff Sr. said the city’s unified command — which is a COVID-19 response team made up of healthcare officials, seafood industry, school district representatives, social service agencies, and the Qawalangin Tribe — has developed comprehensive plans.“I want the community to know that we keep all of their health as number one priority, and today shows that [our plan] works,” said Tutiakoff. “The team got together, worked out a plan, and got it working within a half hour of when the question arose as to whether the employee was infected or not. So [the plan] works and the community has to have confidence in what we’re trying to do.”Reinders said it is up to every Unalaskan to practice social distancing measures and limit community spread as the state continues to open up. She said those measures include washing hands, maintaining a six-foot distance from others, wearing a face covering over both the nose and mouth, and keeping social circles small.The Tustumena departed Unalaska on Saturday night with crew and six passengers that had originally boarded in Homer. During transit, only essential crew will operate the ship, and the remaining people  on board will self-quarantine, DOT says.Everyone will be tested for COVID-19 once the ship arrives in Homer. The Tustumena’s future sailings are suspended until further notice.Share this story:last_img read more

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News / Demand-sensing software: ‘if UPS is using it, there must be something to it’

first_img© Thomas Lukassek UPS is in the process of fine-tuning its management of deliveries by leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to inject more live data into its operations.At the end of January the integrator began the roll-out of its On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation platform, which gives drivers the most efficient routings, recalculating individual package delivery routes throughout the day, taking in changes in traffic conditions, pick-up commitments and delivery orders.In addition to more accurate delivery time estimates, it will enable new products and services that require higher levels of accuracy, reliability and responsiveness, according to UPS, and the enhanced routing tool will further reduce miles driven, fuel consumed and carbon emissions.The dynamic platform uses advanced algorithms, AI and machine learning. By Ian Putzger 09/03/2020center_img Some shippers have already begun to use AI and machine learning for forward-looking computations. Faced with uncertainty, shortening product cycles and rapidly changing consumption trends, they are trying to respond to new trends by using demand-sensing tools.According to ToolsGroup, a provider of supply chain planning tools software, demand-sensing “closes the gap between your plan and what’s actually happening in your supply chain”, by spotting changes and patterns in downstream activities.Going beyond historical data, using IT to detect trends can significantly improve forecasting accuracy, ToolsGroup claims. This can help manufacturers adjust production output and improve inventory management.One customer, Amplifon, a provider of hearing solutions, has seen an 18% reduction of inventory and cut obsolescence by 50%, according to the software firm.“Demand-sensing is proven to help our customers cut short-term forecast error by up to 50% and raise inventory performance by up to 20%, while hitting or exceeding target service levels,” ToolsGroup claimed.Hybrid demand-sensing systems use multiple forecasting techniques and data types, which range from promotional campaigns and competitors’ activities to updated sales figures, weather forecasts and social media sentiment.Cathy Morrow Roberson, founder and head analyst of Logistics Trends & Insights, said bots which feed off social media could enter ample data into the system. UPS employs bots for its help desk and customer services, and all the data handled by these are fed into the system, she added.POS data are highly prized for demand-sensing, but it is possible to go ahead without it, according to E2 Open, a provider of intelligent applications, which argues that all that is needed to get started is the demand forecast and data on orders and shipments.“More than three-quarters of demand-sensing implementations use just these three internal signals, and on average they achieve a 40% reduction in forecast error,” claims E2 Open on its website.It stresses that demand-sensing does not bring about a fundamental change in operations, or replace longer-term forecasts, but improves visibility and provides a more granular view. Hence, it can also be applied to long-term forecasting.Air Canada Cargo applied AI to examine patterns of booking cancellations and changes in the final week prior to a flight’s departure, and found that cancellations and reductions in booked volume occur within that period at 60% of the rate of bookings. Adjusting for this can improve load factors by 6-8%.Not surprisingly, much of the communication about demand-sensing is emanating from software providers. Shippers and logistics firms have been less vocal about their trials. This suggests that, at this point, there is still more hype than action – much of it probably fuelled by the fact that a lot of venture capital is looking for investment opportunities in logistics technology.Ms Roberson says there is much venture capital circling over logistics, but the fact that UPS is moving forward with its use of AI indicates that the concept is gaining traction.“If UPS is using it, there must be something to it. It is a conservative company,” she said.last_img read more

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U.S. economy is warming up, but unlikely to overheat: Moody’s

first_img Keywords Inflation,  Economic indicatorsCompanies Moody’s Investors Service James Langton Related news Another jump in prices tightens the squeeze on U.S. consumers U.S. inflation appears to be surging, but the trend is likely temporary, says Moody’s Investors Service in a new report.The rating agency noted that recent U.S. inflation readings have been elevated, which is feeding into concerns about fast-rising prices. Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan “Market worries surrounding high and accelerating inflation stem from the risk that pent-up demand, strong fiscal stimulus and the Fed’s commitment to keep policy rates on hold will cause overheating,” Moody’s said.Yet, the rating agency noted that the Fed has signalled it isn’t yet concerned about the threat of accelerating inflation.“Indeed, the Fed has communicated that it will look through transitory inflation and let inflation exceed 2% until its goal of 2% average inflation over the long run is met,” the report said.During a recovery, volatile inflation readings are to be expected, Moody’s noted. The rating agency’s baseline scenario is that these current signs of inflation are due to transitory drivers.“We believe that different inflation measures will be volatile and overshoot the average this year, because of temporary one-off factors,” the report said.Those factors include base effects from last year’s price drops, recent rising energy prices, the effect of higher input costs feeding into final goods prices and supply bottlenecks amid surging demand.However, Moody’s expects these effects will eventually ease.“Steep increases in commodity prices are not uncommon after disruptive global recessions, but such surges tend to be short-lived. Eventually supply increases in response to higher prices and demand growth subsides,” Moody’s said. “Continued growth in input costs at the current pace is very unlikely.”As the economy’s reopening continues, inflation pressures will shift from goods to services, Moody’s said — but this, too, is expected to be temporary.“Since services make up a significant share in the average household’s consumption basket, inflation will remain high. This dynamic reflects an adjustment from the demand-supply dislocation, rather than overheating,” Moody’s said.“Inflation will decelerate after pent-up demand dissipates.”As for the risk of wage inflation, Moody’s said “labor shortages in sectors that are opening up could lift wages in specific sectors, but it is too early to conclude that wage growth and inflation will permanently rise.” Stagflation is U.S. economists’ biggest fear, SIFMA says Share this article and your comments with peers on social media a man on a precipice iStock Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Learn about CU graduate education at first-ever program open house

first_img If you goWho: Open to the publicWhat: Graduate Program Open HouseWhen: Tuesday, March 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Where: UMC Glenn Miller BallroomRegister Today Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 21, 2019 Interested in pursuing a graduate degree at CU? The Office of Admissions Graduate Recruitment team invites you to the first Graduate Program Open House!Visit the Glenn Miller Ballroom on Tuesday, March 5, to learn about graduate education at CU Boulder. Graduate program representatives including Graduate Program Advisors (GPAs), program directors, faculty members and current graduate students will be available to answer questions about graduate programs, research opportunities, funding and more. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.Have questions? Contact Patrick Moore of the Office of Admissions Graduate Recruitment team at [email protected] or 303-735-7187. Categories:GeneralEvents & Exhibitslast_img read more

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Major Improvements to KMA Water Supply

first_imgMajor Improvements to KMA Water Supply EnvironmentMay 19, 2010 RelatedMajor Improvements to KMA Water Supply FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Work is progressing on the installation of a new pipeline, along the Spanish Town Bypass, St. Catherine, with some 18 kilometres of the 22-kilometres of pipeline having already been completed.Minister of Water and Housing, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, said that the project is being undertaken under the $7.8 billion Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) Water Supply Project.He was speaking in the 2010/11 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (May 18).Dr. Chang said, so far, about 19 water production facilities have been rehabilitated, including the Tulloch Springs and Spanish Town Water Treatment plants, under the project.Water mains in Spanish Town and Willowdene have been replaced, as well as the repair of nine water storage tanks. Work under the programme also involves the installation of a 400-millimetre pipeline along the Sligoville Road and a 200-millimetre pipeline from the Little Greendale Well.“The rehabilitation works have not only improved the efficiency levels of these production facilities, but has provided significant improvement in the water supply to major sections of the Greater Spanish Town Area,” Dr. Chang said.He stated that an additional five million gallons of water per day will be provided through the rehabilitation of some existing wells, and the drilling and development of new ones.Cleaning and yield testing of the Angels No. 2 and Ariguanabo wells were done, as well as the completion of the drilling of a new borehole to replace the existing Chung’s Well, he said.Dr. Chang added that new wells will be drilled and developed to provide water for South East St. Catherine, and detailed engineering designs are now being finalised to facilitate implementation during this financial year.The project is jointly funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the Government of Jamaica and the National Water Commission (NWC). RelatedMajor Improvements to KMA Water Supplycenter_img Advertisements RelatedMajor Improvements to KMA Water Supplylast_img read more

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Over 500 charged in LA crackdown on illegal pot businesses

first_imgMatthew Hall contributed to this storyTags :apNewsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentRandom attacks leave victims stunnedObama issues scathing critique of Trump, ‘politics of fear’You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours ago HomeFeaturedOver 500 charged in LA crackdown on illegal pot businesses Sep. 08, 2018 at 5:00 amFeaturedNewsOver 500 charged in LA crackdown on illegal pot businessesAssociated Press3 years agoapNews Los Angeles prosecutors say they have charged more than 500 people with misdemeanors for illegal marijuana operations at 105 locations across the city.City Attorney Mike Feuer said Friday that police and his office continue to target the hundreds of businesses that aren’t complying with local and state rules since recreational pot sales became legal in California this year.“Los Angeles voters wanted common-sense rules to regulate recreational marijuana so public safety is protected in our neighborhoods,” said Feuer. “Our message is clear–if you are operating an illegal cannabis business you will be held accountable.”Feuer said his office has filed 120 marijuana cases against 515 people. The 105 businesses targeted include pot shops, delivery services and growing operations. He said nearly two dozen businesses have shut down since the enforcement.According to Feuer’s office, all businesses conducting commercial cannabis activity in the City of Los Angeles are required to be licensed by both the State of California and the City of Los Angeles. The new regulations began in January of this year and follow the passage in recent years of state laws allowing recreational cannabis use and cannabis sales in the State of California. Under newly adopted city guidelines, commercial cannabis activity is prohibited in certain designated zones or near sensitive sites including schools.“The LAPD will continue to work in support of the entire City family to ensure the responsible and lawful commercial sales of cannabis in Los Angeles,” said Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore.According to a statement issued by Feuer’s office, locations associated with the filings are primarily commercial locations but also include grow sites, extraction labs, and delivery services distributed geographically by council district.“The Department of Cannabis Regulation commends the City Attorney and the LAPD for their successful efforts and continued dedication to identifying and prosecuting unlawful cannabis activity within the City,” said Cat Packer, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation in the statement. “We all encourage residents to help in this effort by reporting questionable cannabis activity in their communities through the City’s online complaint portal.”More than 40 locations wereThose charged face up to six months in jail and $1,000 fines.last_img read more

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Rockslides Slow Production at Troy Mine

first_img Email Unstable ground and rockslides inside Revett Minerals Inc.’s Troy Mine has slowed silver and copper production in Lincoln County. President and CEO John Shanahan said crews are monitoring the situation and hope to be mining again soon. “I don’t think we’re months or weeks away from operating, I think it’s days,” Shanahan said. “When you mine underground, you just have to adjust for conditions.” Shanahan said rain in November and freezing temperatures this month are what likely led to unstable conditions underground. As a result, rock formations have cracked or fractured. Small rockslides were also found in abandoned parts of the mine. “No one is in danger,” Shanahan said. “It’s not like one of those Indiana Jones movies with people running from rockslides.” Production of ore inside the mine began to slow in November and was hampered even more by an electrical outage late in the month. Due to changing conditions, all underground mining halted on Dec. 1. Since then, the silver and copper mill has been working off stockpiled ore and Shanahan said all 205 employees are still working. He said the production slowdown has helped Revett catch up on maintenance and cleaning work above ground. The slowdown this month has put a significant dent in the mine’s projected copper and silver production numbers for the year. As of Nov. 30, the Troy Mine had shipped 1.1 million ounces of silver and 7.5 million pounds of copper. In May, the company announced plans to produce 1.4 million ounces of silver and 11.5 million pounds of copper. Shanahan said it was unlikely the mine would produce that by the end of the year, but that is just the nature of the industry. “It’s not uncommon in any underground mine to have these things happen,” he said. “You always have years like this, but it’s important to not let them get you down.”The Troy Mine first opened in 1981 and operated until 1993. Revett reopened the mine in 2005. As of 2012, the mine has seven to 20 years’ worth of minable material, depending on market demands. Shanahan said the decision to stop mining and slowdown production was based on keeping workers safe. In 2007, a miner was killed inside the Troy Mine after a section of roof collapsed. Shanahan said since then, safety at the mine has improved dramatically.According to a press release in October, there were a total of four lost time incidents during the third quarter of 2012, resulting in minor injuries. Regardless of a less-than-perfect year, Shanahan remains positive, especially considering that just three years ago the mine was on the brink of closure. Shanahan said Revett plans on announcing projections for 2013 in coming weeks. He said the success of the Troy Mine is due to a dedicated workforce. “The way our team has handled (the slowdown) and monitored the situation is great and that’s all I can ask for,” he said. “I’m really proud of (them).” Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

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Rent prices fall in college ZIP codes as remote learning rises

first_imgShare via Shortlink Covid-19 has also widened the gap in average rent prices between college and noncollege ZIP codes, according to the report, a trend that has troubled landlords with properties geared to student housing. Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink  In May, average rent amounts in college ZIP codes were $19 lower a month than in noncollege ZIP codes, according to Zillow. By August, the gap had widened to $63 per month. The Zillow report notes that it’s possible the gap will widen even further as leases signed in 2019 expire over the next four months and are not renewed.In February, before the coronavirus outbreak took hold, average rents in college ZIP codes were 4.6 percent higher than in February 2019, the report found.The underperformance of student housing is likely to have ripple effects across the commercial real estate world, industry pros have said.Student housing landlords often turn to commercial mortgage-backed securities loans to finance their acquisitions, construction and property operations. CMBS loans often offer lower rates and allow higher loan-to-value ratios than traditional commercial mortgages. They’re also typically riskier for borrowers because they include agreements with bondholders that make restructuring the loans more difficult.Delinquency rates for loans backing student housing have exceeded multifamily delinquency rates for the last five four years. Still, the difference in loan performance between the two asset classes has never been more pronounced than now, according to a recent Trepp report.The share of student housing-backed mortgages whose borrowers were at least 30 days past due on payments reached an all-time high of 13.7 percent in July. The delinquency rate for multifamily-backed debt was only 2.2 percent in the same month. The drop in revenue flowing from student housing may lead public universities and private colleges without major endowments to sell off assets, sources told The Real Deal last week. Rents in ZIP codes where college students make up at least 20 percent of the population dipped half a percent in August (iStock)Numerous colleges nationwide began the fall semester by shifting to online classes only, which could precipitate a wave of distress for an asset class once considered to be recession proof: student housing.Rents in ZIP codes where college students make up at least 20 percent of the population dipped half a percent in August, compared to the same time last year, a Zillow study found. While that may seem unremarkable considering the U.S. just endured its worst GDP contraction on record, rent prices in noncollege ZIP codes rose 2.6 percent in August, year-over-year.(Click to enlarge) TagsCoronavirusstudent housingTRD Insightslast_img read more

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Get your free tickets to GamesIndustry.biz Live: State of Games

first_imgGet your free tickets to GamesIndustry.biz Live: State of GamesGSD, GameTrack, Niko Partners, Newzoo, ESA, Sensor Tower and more set for July 30th video seriesChristopher DringHead of Games B2BThursday 16th July 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareYou can register now for our next free event, GamesIndustry.biz Live: State of Games.The event is an in-depth, data-focused view on the health of the games business and how companies should position themselves moving forward.The impact of COVID-19 will form the backbone of the event. European data specialist GSD will look at how coronavirus has influenced game sales in Western Europe, Newzoo will look at the pandemic’s influence on player growth and emerging markets, while Ipsos Mori’s GameTrack will look specifically at player behaviour during the lockdown.In addition, Niko Partners will provide insight into the Asian games market, Newzoo will share some thoughts on the new consoles, GSD will discuss the impact of a likely recession, Sensor Tower will give us an overview of the mobile market, and the ESA will reveal its latest findings on US gamers.We will also have a live panel featuring analysts and experts who will look at where the business may go from here. We will reveal the line-up of that in the coming days. Free tickets can be accessed through here.The event runs from 4pm BST to 10pm BST, and will be the opening event for our GamesIndustry.biz Live series of shows.Our second show, Changing Channels, takes place on Thursday, August 13th and is about the worlds of video games, TV, movies and books, and how they combine together. Developed in partnership with the BBC, you can register for that free event here.Next, the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit returns on Wednesday, September 9th – 10th. Celebrating the event’s tenth birthday, the Summit will connect developers with publishers and investors. The talks are free to view, while access to the meeting system costs $10 for publishers, investors and developers. You can sign up here.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The following week will see PAX Online and EGX Digital take place, and GamesIndustry.biz will be present at both shows with special panels and talks. More details to be announced shortly. And then finally, on Friday, September 18th, we will host the UK GamesIndustry.biz Best Places To Work Awards. The event will also feature a series of talks on topics such as handling abuse allegations, improving diversity and the impact of COVID-19. You can register for free tickets here. If you’re interested in taking part in the UK Best Places To Work Awards 2020, contact [email protected] sponsorship information for all or any of these events, contact [email protected] Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 53 minutes agoUbisoft posts record sales yet again, delays Skull & Bones yet againPublisher moves away from target of 3-4 premium AAA titles a year, wants to build free-to-play “to be trending toward AAA ambitions over the long term”By Brendan Sinclair 4 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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