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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Farewell to Wedding Surprise

first_img Email* Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP On September 15, 2008, the Canadian equestrian community tragically lost one of its top up-and-coming dressage horses, Wedding Surprise (World Cup III x Imperator). “Weddy,” as he was affectionately known around the barn, died suddenly only a short time after performing brilliantly at the Saugerties International Dressage Show in New York State. Weddy was the principal mount of Linda Robert from Terrebonne, Quebec. The two became a team three years ago, following the death of Rose Barolet, Wedding Surprise’s owner.Weddy’s amazing presence, elasticity and lightness combined with Linda’s thoughtful training resulted in the duo being long listed by Equine Canada in 2008 and 2009.“He was a complex horse. I really had to manage his temperament in order to get the best out of him,” said Linda.  “Preparing for the 2008 season was difficult. I experienced health problems during the winter and only managed to start riding again in April, which did not leave me much time for training. My return to riding was premature, given the state of my health. Looking back, maybe there was a reason why I felt such an urgent need to get back in the saddle.”Having already qualified for the prestigious Devon Dressage Show, Ms. Robert decided not to push Weddy at the Saugerties show. However, Weddy, in peak form, had other ideas and still managed to earn 66%, 64.1% and 67.950%, securing their spot on the 2009 long list. “I knew that someday Weddy would be too old to compete and that I would have to retire him, but I never imagined I would lose him in less than 12 hours,” lamented Ms. Robert.The relationship between Weddy, Rose and Linda began in 2004 when Rose became one of Linda’s students and started competing in dressage. Rose progressed rapidly and showed the talent required to advance in the sport. Linda, realizing her student’s talent, attempted to help Rose fulfill her potential and to achieve her goal of riding in the North American Young Riders’ Championships, by suggesting she needed a new horse.  During the middle of her first summer competing on the “Gold” circuit, Rose was diagnosed with cancer. Following her diagnosis, Rose’s parents precipitated their decision to purchase a new horse: “Rose needs something to cling on to.” As a result, Linda Robert went to Germany alone in search of a horse that would fulfill her young protégé’s expectations: a big, beautiful and kind horse with light, fluid movements.The moment Linda Robert saw Wedding Surprise, a big black Hanoverian with four white socks, she knew, “This was the horse for Rose.” Weddy was Montreal bound.Linda visited Rose at Sainte-Justine Hospital prior to Weddy’s arrival and showed her a picture of her new horse. “Wow,” an excited Rose said, “It’s the horse of my dreams!” Despite aggressive chemotherapy treatments, Rose managed to visit the barn as often as her physical state allowed, attending training sessions and following the progression of her horse with Linda in the saddle.Shortly before Rose succumbed to her disease, she asked Linda to care for Weddy as if he was her own horse. Rose’s dream had been to compete at the highest level. She now insisted that Linda fulfill her goal, with the full support of the Barolet family. Sadly, Rose lost her battle with cancer on April 16, 2005.“Not once did I go down centre line at a competition and not think of Rose,” said an emotional Linda Robert. “The loss of Rose and Weddy is a terrible hardship for the Barolet family and for me. I would like to thank all my friends as well as all the riders and supporters who extended their condolences. We are truly grateful to them.”A commemorative plaque will be placed at Oakcrest Farm in Toronto, ON. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

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League Of Legends skin raises $7m for charity

first_imgDanielle PartisNews EditorFriday 23rd April 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleRiot GamesRiot Games has raised over $7 million for charity with a premium character skin inside League of Legends.Players were able to purchase the Elderwood Ornn charity skin between December 2020 and January 2021.Related JobsEnvironment Artists – New IP South East Creative AssemblyLead Sound Designer South East Creative AssemblyRemote Environment Artist Console Studio UK UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games The proceeds from all sales were donated to the Riot Games’ Social Impact Fund, a venture fund set by Riot to invest in numerous nonprofits and games-centric initiatives across the globe.The fund, founded in 2019, is a separate entity from Riot’s development and publishing arms. According to the company, the fund has generated over $15 million for various causes.Last year, the company generated $6 million with a different charity skin, Dawnbringer Karma. Players were also able to nominate nonprofits in their local areas to receive a percentage of the funding.last_img read more

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Medics Treat Man who Shot Himself while Dislodging Bullet with Screwdriver

first_imgHARRISON, Mich. — A Harrison man attempting to dislodge a bullet from his .22-caliber rifle with a screwdriver shot himself in the shoulder Sunday, Clare County Sheriff’s officials say. Medics treated the 40 year old, who lives on Helen in Hayes Township, and airlifted him to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, where officials say he is in stable condition.last_img

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OUT IN THE YARD: Texas Master Gardeners Conference stresses need for ‘earth-kind’ gardening

first_img Contact  Jefferson County Master Gardener Eileen Slater at [email protected]  or call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at (409) 835-8461. By Eileen SlaterAt  the 2016 Texas Master Gardeners Conference  in McKinney, Texas, we visited  Myers Park  to learn about the new types of gardens springing up  in Texas. They are Earth-Kind gardens. Earth-Kind garden techniques include techniques that everyone can use in their garden or lawn for conserving resources and maintaining a healthy environment.These principles include water conservation, reduction of fertilizer and pesticide use, landscaping for energy conversation and reduction of landscape wastes entering landfills. Typical Earth-Kind landscaping plants for our region include, but are not limited to Shumard and most Oak trees, Blue Plumbagos, Split Leaf Philodendron, Perennial Fountain Grass, Monkey Grass, Bougainvillea, Chinese Holly, Carolina Jessamine, Dwarf Pampas Grass, Salvias or Sages, Common Pear,  Southern and other Magnolias, Turk’s Cap, Yellow Bells and English Ivy.   Earth-Kind roses include, but are not limited to  Marie Daly, Caldwell Pink, Belinda’s Dream and Knock Out.  Google Earth-Kind Plant Selector to find more interesting Earth-Kind plants.The  Earth-Kind technique on making and using a rain barrel is tentatively scheduled this fall by the JCMG. A great opportunity to showcase your produce is Saturday, June 11, at the Jefferson County Fruit and Vegetable Show in Central Mall. Bring your entries from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call  (409) 835-8461.center_img During  a walk through the gardens,  an Earth-Kind specialist explained that  the following procedures are used to maintain the gardens in McKinney: once a year watering, no pesticides (except for fire ants), no fertilizers, no deadheading and limited pruning. This is partly achieved by adding three inches of compost to the soil and mulching with three inches of compost.Earth-Kind plants are incorporated in the perennial garden, herb garden, vineyard, vegetable garden, kitchen potager garden, crape myrtle garden and shade garden in McKinney. Many plants in these gardens are common and easily recognized.How we can we incorporate an earth-kind garden and landscape in our area? Add three inches of native hardwood mulch to help decrease water needed in the landscape. Place a drip irrigation system underneath the mulch. Use a low volume irrigation system and apply water only where it is needed. Compost non-diseased leaves, grass clippings and pruning waste. Use pest and disease tolerant plants. Preserve pest’s natural enemies. Collect and store rainwater to reduce your water bill. Evaluate your irrigation system for leaks and damaged sprinkler heads. Program your irrigation system to split run time into several shorter cycles to save substantial amounts of water. Incorporate three  inches of finished plant-derived compost into the soil. Keep your grass mowed to a reasonable height. Leave grass clippings and leaves on  your lawn as they add nitrogen for fertilizer. If you fertilize, choose one based on soil tests.last_img read more

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Former deputy constable charged with official oppression

first_img Yowman made a statement to law enforcement regarding the incident.He was placed on administrative leave after the alleged incident and resigned on Aug. 1. A former Jefferson County chief deputy constable accused of using a stun gun on a man then driving away has been charged with official oppression, a misdemeanor charge.Ken Yowman, 54, turned himself into the Jefferson County Correctional Facility last week where he posted a $10,000 bond and was released.According to the affidavit for arrest, Port Arthur Police Department received a call on May 8 from Deven Taylor, a who said a stun gun had been used on him. The victim, who was interviewed while at a local hospital, told police that at around 10:45 p.m. May 7 he was walking near the Prince Hall Apartment Complex near the 800 block of West 14th Street when he was approached by a law enforcement officer who later identified himself as Ken Yowman , deputy constable for the precinct No. 8 office.“Yowman proceeded to Tase Taylor and drive away. Yowman failed to arrest Taylor, see to his medical needs, or note the use of force in an offense report in a timely manner,” according to the document.Evidence was found to corroborate Taylor’s account, which included video surveillance from the apartment complex.last_img read more

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Seventh Generation: Thyme for new disinfectant

first_imgSeventh Generation,Vermont Business Magazine Seventh Generation, a Burlington-based leading household and personal care products company and pioneer in the environmentally conscious products space, today announced the launch of Seventh Generation Disinfectant Spray. Seventh Generation’s new Disinfectant Spray kills 99.99% of bacteria and viruses(1) using CleanWell technology, a disinfectant formula based on thyme oil.The new products eliminate odors and feature scents made with essential oils and botanical extracts; available in three SKUs: Lavender Vanilla & Thyme Scent, Fresh Citrus & Thyme Scent, and Eucalyptus, Spearmint & Thyme Scent. With this product, there is no rinse required after use, even on food contact surfaces, a unique attribute in the category. The spray is also non-flammable and powered by compressed air, utilizing continuous 360 degrees spray technology that won’t lose pressure.”Seventh Generation has always believed that every element of our products should keep the wellbeing of our customers in mind,” said Joey Bergstein, COO of Seventh Generation. “Our new disinfectant sprays are no different; we went through extensive work to ensure we were putting together a botanically based spray we can feel good about people using in their homes.”The new disinfectant is appropriate for use in homes and is effective at killing viruses specifically: Rhinovirus type 37 (the common cold virus) and Influenza A viruses, including H1N1. It’s also effective at killing bacteria, specifically: Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Escherichia coli.Seventh Generation has long believed that consumers have a right to know what is inside the cleaning products they use. While it is not required by U.S. law, Seventh Generation lists ingredients on all their cleaning product labels, including fragrance ingredients. Seventh Generation has extended this practice to the new line of Disinfectant Sprays. In addition to the disclosure of the active ingredient (as required by law) the formula’s other ingredients, including fragrance ingredients, are voluntarily listed on the product labels.The new disinfectant sprays are currently rolling out nationwide at CVS Pharmacy, Target, grocery and natural food stores. For more information about Seventh Generation, please visit www.seventhgeneration.com(link is external).About Seventh Generation For over 20 years, it’s been Seventh Generation’s mission to help you protect your world with our environmentally conscious and effective household products. Our products are solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within your home — and for the community and environment outside of it. Seventh Generation offers a full line of laundry, dish and household cleaners, baby products including Free & Clear diapers, training pants and baby wipes, plus recycled paper products and recycled plastic trash bags, and feminine care products including Organic certified tampons. The company derives its name from the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy that states, “In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” For information on Seventh Generation cleaning, paper, baby and feminine personal care products, to find store locations, and explore the company’s website visit www.seventhgeneration.com(link is external). To read more about Seventh Generation’s corporate responsibility, visit the Corporate Consciousness Report at: www.7genreport.com(link is external).Source: BURLINGTON, VT–(Marketwired – August 17, 2017) – Seventh Generation(link is external). (1) Kills over 99.99% of household germs, specifically: Influenza A virus, H1N1, Rhinovirus type 37, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli.last_img read more

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Family accommodation – an ace up the sleeve of Croatian tourism

first_img“Croatia is expecting another record season!”, “German tourists are arriving in even greater numbers!”, “Scandinavians have rediscovered Croatia!”, “Korean tourists have flooded Dubrovnik and Split!”. These are all these days and more than the usual headlines of articles on Internet portals and front pages of print newspapers…There is no doubt – Croatia is a tourist hit and there are no indications that this could change so quickly. Unique geographically solid road infrastructure and still mostly untouched nature (at least something useful from our sluggish bureaucracy) – all this has positioned Croatia at the very top of the world tourist map where it seriously competes with tourist megapowers like Spain, Italy and France. Croatia these days seems to be doing well, some will go so far as to claim that the favorable wind in our backs is given by geopolitical turmoil and security threats that have turned many until recently popular Mediterranean tourist oases into risky destinations reached only by the greatest adventurers and hunters. to extreme discounts.The tourism sector is already in a hurry to prepare for the imminent start of the pre-season, and one of the biggest “players” in the Croatian tourism market is extremely scattered, but collectively it forms the backbone of the domestic tourist offer. Clearly, we are talking about private tourist accommodation. The boom of private tourist accommodation is visible at every step throughout the Adriatic. Large apartments are being converted into several smaller ones, garages and business premises are being converted into small apartments and it is almost difficult to find a piece of free space that is not in the function of a room or apartment for tourist rent. So far on the Adriatic, but increasingly on the continent.Our ancestors certainly did not plan is that their “zimmer frei” cry for the German brand at bus stops will turn into a global tourist trend that is part of an even bigger movement better known as sharing economy i.e., sharing economies. A good part of the population of Western Europe today, more than ever, replaces expensive hotel accommodation with cheaper, more affordable and in many ways better quality – private accommodation. Not to mention Americans, for them private accommodation is a real hit, something new, exciting and trendy. Cool millennials today snort at the memory of expensive hotels and hotel resorts, and their eyes are wide open to the memory of an authentic local experience in the local neighborhood where it is possible to experience a piece of everyday life of the local population more than anywhere else. Here’s even the infamous Wall Street giant, Goldman Sachs, concludes in one recent study that “whoever experiences private accommodation – finds it difficult to return to the hotel.”Photo: Kvarner.hrHere, too, Croatia is again in a great position. Today, private accommodation holds a share of almost 50 percent in the total accommodation capacity of Croatian tourism with an annual income which, according to conservative estimates, reaches a revenue of 1,4 billion. euros. Such an unusual balance of power between private and hotel accommodation is really hard to find in any other Mediterranean country we like to compare ourselves to. But this rarity is actually a good thing, the mentality and historical – economic circumstances fascinated by owning their own property ensures that many today maintain a standard of living, and individuals have turned renting accommodation into, by all criteria, a serious business.And what does the future hold for private accommodation? Numerous challenges, but also opportunities for even greater utilization of existing tourist capacities with maximum engagement in the extension of the tourist season, which outside large tourist destinations is difficult to go beyond 60-90 daily limits.Compared to a few years ago, the Croatian private tourist accommodation sector has made a huge step forward in terms of offer and quality of accommodation itself, so that the average apartment in a Croatian coastal city today can rightfully compete with popular world destinations. You don’t believe it? Keyboard in hand and Google… In addition, despite the occasional failures (with a lot of hype, the concept of “scattered hotels” proved to be such) in the strategy, Croatian renters are well connected, professionally represented and their interest is well represented through numerous national and local institutions and associations.The rapid development and opening of new tourist accommodation at every step is largely due to services such as Booking.com and Airbnb, which on the wings of the aforementioned sharing economy are growing at an unprecedented rate and causing new tourist trends today and tomorrow. On the other hand – the mentioned services have completely monopolized the market, at least when it comes to accommodation for individual tourists. The global hotel industry has been struggling for a long time with complete dependence on booking portals and large Internet agencies, and similar problems will soon become more present in the segment of private accommodation, which will have to find a way to regain control over part of revenue and its own business through individual branding and creating your own direct marketing and sales channels.Undoubtedly, private accommodation remains the flagship of the domestic tourist offer until further notice, and judging by the ratings that tourists leave on the Internet – Croatian renters are doing a damn good job Published by: Jasmin Hadžić is a co-founder of the company VIDIMedia and tourist service VIDIA apartments which allows renters of private accommodation to easily and affordably create websites to promote rooms, apartments or villas and receive direct reservations without the mediation of booking portals and agencies.last_img read more

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Letter To The Editor: Let’s Lay Cause Of Mass Shootings Where It Belongs … Violent Videos; Permissive Parenting

first_imgBy PAM PRICHARDLos AlamosPeople cite readily available guns and mental illnesses as the causes of mass shootings, but has anyone ever considered the effects of the violent shoot-em-up video games that our youth have been playing for years? I believe there is a direct correlation, but no one ever mentions that possibility, and no one has investigated the number of hours, days, weeks, months and years that these shooters spent killing people virtually, on the computer screen, before they went out and killed people for real.Let’s lay the cause of mass shootings where it belongs – at the feet of the designers, programmers, and marketers of these video games!And also, on the parents who allowed their sons unlimited access to them!last_img read more

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