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Cary, North Carolina Named ‘Nicest’ Housing Market; Milwaukee Designated as ‘Naughtiest’

first_imgHome / Featured / Cary, North Carolina Named ‘Nicest’ Housing Market; Milwaukee Designated as ‘Naughtiest’ Cary, North Carolina Named ‘Nicest’ Housing Market; Milwaukee Designated as ‘Naughtiest’  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe With Christmas just one week away, RealtyTrac has released a list of the nicest and naughtiest U.S. housing markets based on a number of factors, including foreclosure rate, crime ratings, unemployment rate, school scores, housing affordability, and sex offenders per capita.RealtyTrac found the “nicest” housing market in the U.S. to be Cary, North Carolina, and the “naughtiest” to be Milwaukee, Wisconsin, based on those metrics.Cary was chosen as the nicest housing market based on the city’s low unemployment by county rate (4.40 percent), sex offender per capita rate (0.021 percent, or an average of 2.12 sex offenders for every 10,000 people), low foreclosure inventory (0.17 percent, or 17 foreclosures for every 1,000 housing units), total crime index (20.1 percent, for a crime rating of A), average elementary school score for 2013 (1.0979) and home affordability, or the percentage of median income to buy median-priced homes (21.38 percent).In all, there were 55 cities with a population of 100,000 or more that were designated as nice by RealtyTrac. All 55 were below the national average in the categories of unemployment, sex offenders, and foreclosures, and above the national average for elementary school scores. The unemployment average for the 55 cities was 4.6 percent, well below the national rate of 5.8 percent; the cities had a combined foreclosure rate of 24 for every 1,000 housing units and four sex offenders for every 10,000 people. The combined school score for the nice cities was twice the national average.All 55 nice cities had a crime rating of B or above, and 20 of them had a crime rating of A, according to RealtyTrac. The combined crime rate of the 55 nice cities was about one-third of the national average.Six of the top 10 nice housing markets were located in Texas. After Cary, North Carolina, the top 10 is as follows: second, Fairfax, Virginia; third, Pearland, Texas; fourth, Irvine, California; fifth, Frisco, Texas; sixth, Sugar Land, Texas; seventh, Richardson, Texas; eight, Katy, Texas; ninth, College Station, Texas; 10th, Fremont, California.In contrast, RealtyTrac designated 20 housing markets as “naughty” based on the same factors. Naughty cities all had unemployment, sex offender, and foreclosure inventory rates higher than the national average. School scores in naughty cities were below the national average, and all 20 cities had a crime rating of C or below.Combined, the 20 naughty cities had school scores nearly half the national average; crime rates nearly twice the national average; an average unemployment rate of 7.8 percent, two full percentage points higher than the national average; an average of 128 foreclosures for every 1,000 housing units; and an average of 27 sex offenders for every 10,000 people.The “naughtiest” housing market in the U.S. belonged to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Milwaukee had a sex offender per capita rate of 0.289 percent, an unemployment by county rate of 6.18 percent, a 1.13 percent foreclosure rate, a 0.12 average elementary school score, a crime grade of D, and a housing affordability rate of 22.18 percent, RealtyTrac reported.After Milwaukee, RealtyTrac’s top 10 naughty list is as follows: second, Detroit Michigan; third, Stockton, California; fourth, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; fifth, Fresno, California; sixth, Sacramento, California; seventh, Rockford, Illinois; eighth, Springfield, Massachusetts; ninth, Hartford, Connecticut; and 10th, Paterson, New Jersey. 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He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. foreclosure rate Housing Market RealtyTrac Unemployment Rate 2014-12-18 Brian Honea December 18, 2014 949 Views last_img read more

First-time champion Ballard impressive in Super Nationals Hobby Stock title run

first_imgNathan Ballard battled defending champion Dylan Nelson, then followed the top line around Boone Speedway to win his career-first IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Hobby Stock title. Ballard led start to finish in the Sunday afternoon 30-lapper. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com) Eleven drivers made their first appearances in the Big Dance with Mike Smith’s fifth place showing leading the way.  Stanton started his career 11th main event while Jason Kohl qualified for the ninth time, Jesse Vanlaningham for the seventh and Brandon Nielsen for the sixth. Ware and Sal Hernandez were also five-time qualifiers.  Feature results – 1. Nathan Ballard, Marengo; 2. Dylan Nelson, Adel; 3. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb.; 4. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb.; 5. Mike Smith, Lake City; 6. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids; 7. Dawson Deboer, Little Rock; 8. Eric Stanton, Carlisle; 9. Brandon Cox, Norwalk; 10. Wayne Gifford, Boone; 11. Jake Benischek, Durant; 12. Jesse Vanlaningham, Beatrice, Neb.; 13. Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn.; 14. Matt Olson, West Fargo, N.D.; 15. Chuck Madden Jr., Avoca; 16. Darin Johnson, Dickens; 17. Shaun Wirtz, Boone; 18. Zach Hemmingsen, Marne; 19. Parker Larson, Granada, Minn.; 20. Carter Koop, Rockwell; 21. Braden Richards, Madrid; 22. Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley; 23. Keeran Sampson, Worthington, Minn.; 24. Josh Barnhart, Colby, Kan.; 25. Cody Nielsen, Spencer; 26. Sal Hernandez, Columbus, Neb.; 27. Eric Knutson, Slater; 28. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer; 29. Brett Vanous, Quasqueton; 30. Jacob Floyd, Cedar Rapids. A five-time main event qualifier, Ballard didn’t run the Wild Rose Casino Prelude and was making his first start of the season at Boone. He came to Iowa’s Action Track well prepared for the week after having secured a career fourth title at Benton County Speedway.  Eric Stanton moved up 20 positions start to finish, while Dawson Deboer was a plus 18, Matt Olson plus 13 and Shaun Wirtz plus a dozen. Ballard was chased early by defending champion Dylan Nelson. The green flag stayed out the last 24 of 30 laps and Ballard eased away from all challengers, leaving Nelson, two-time champ Jason Wilkinson and Jeff Ware to fight for second behind him  “I wanted to get to the top right away. I ran a higher line that most of the rest of the cars,” said Ballard. “It was definitely the fastest way around the track.”center_img “It’s kind of hard to believe. To win an ‘A’ main and get into the dance, you have to race against so many good drivers,” he said, pointing out that the competition got even better in the main event. “We had a good car all week,” said Ballard, who won the Tuesday qualifier to start at the front of the middle row. “This was a big win for our program. There are a lot of ups and downs in racing, sometimes hardships. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.” The Super Nationals crown was Ballard’s career first and came after a season that had seen him make just 18 weekly starts. BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 13) – Nathan Ballard was impressed by the competition when he won his qualifying feature to make the Hobby Stock main event at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The three ran in that order before Ware eked ahead for third on the last lap.  Then he impressed everyone at Boone Speedway by leading all 30 laps of Sunday’s $2,000 to win main event.last_img read more

Point apiece in stagnant stalemate

first_imgOne toothless attacking force cancelled out another as Crystal Palace and Stoke played out an uninspiring 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park. James McArthur headed his first goal in 15 games to hand Palace the lead before Peter Crouch equalised in a dire Barclays Premier League clash. Palace’s patchy run of one win in 10 games has edged the Eagles closer to the relegation zone, while Stoke slipped markedly from the pace of last week’s Arsenal triumph. This lifeless contest proved, however, that both of these clubs are still fighting to move out of Tony Pulis’ shadow. Warnock emerged from retirement to plug Palace’s manager gap after Pulis walked out over transfer ambition on the eve of the season. Hughes is grappling with his second Potters campaign after succeeding Pulis at the Britannia Stadium, but continues to grind his authority in fits and starts. The 3-2 victory over Arsenal pointed to all the poise and panache Hughes can add to the customary power – one week later and all that evaporated. Warnock might be hankering after a goal poacher in the January transfer window, but leaving Marouane Chamakh up front alone hardly proved conducive to widespread threat. Bolasie, Zaha and McArthur were tasked with rushing on to join the lone front man – fine in theory, but too often Palace lacked the killer option. Warnock’s system cried out for the attacking midfield trio to race beyond Chamakh whenever he dropped off to link play. That happened just once in the opening hour and brought McArthur’s goal. A turgid first half yielded just two chances, both admittedly converted, but beyond that quality was only conspicuous by its absence. The sprightly Bolasie laid on a neat cross for McArthur to flick a back header over Asmir Begovic to hand the hosts the lead. McArthur redirected the ball with as much neck as head, hence the reasonably sheepish celebration. Stoke’s immediate riposte fooled the crowd into expecting lift-off. Crouch tapped in Walter’s deflected shot to level, only for the battle to deflate once more. The malaise continued after half-time, and injury to Stoke’s only creative outlet Bojan only made things worse. The longer Stoke failed to fire, the more the home side passed over repeated invitations to steal victory. With no clear chances after the break, neither side merited any reward. Not even the simmering feud between rival managers Neil Warnock and Mark Hughes could ignite this insipid encounter. The distinct lack of rhythm will worry both managers, with Stoke left to sweat on the fitness of star forward Bojan Krcic, who hobbled off early in the second half. Hughes succeeded Warnock at QPR in January 2012, but lasted less than a year at Loftus Road. The former Manchester United striker was then linked with replacing Warnock for a second time, at Leeds in April 2013. That prompted Warnock to proclaim he hoped Hughes “destroys another team of mine” – the Welshman was never appointed, but the feud was still set. Warnock admitted in midweek he and Hughes still “don’t send Christmas cards”, with the Potters boss responding in kind. Hughes claimed Warnock played up to the media, vowing to take the comments “with a pinch of salt” and keep his opinions to himself. The pair shook hands ahead of kick-off, but could not even look at each other. Press Associationlast_img read more

Kiffin cuts post-practice interview short

first_imgEvery Tuesday through Thursday morning, USC coach Lane Kiffin meets with media members following football practice, first summarizing the day’s session and then fielding a handful of questions.Tight-lipped · USC coach Lane Kiffin believes disclosing injury information in advance of games puts his team at a disadvantage. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanBut Kiffin abruptly ended his interview on Wednesday after roughly 28 seconds in response to a question about a previously injured player’s return to practice.“Really good practice today,” said Kiffin to begin the media session at Howard Jones Field. “I thought the offense came out and was really crisp in both the running game and the passing game.”In response to his opening statement, a reporter asked whether Kiffin thought the improved offensive performance was a “function” of the injured player’s return to practice in preparation for Saturday’s game against California.“I don’t know,” Kiffin replied.Midway through the next question about senior safety T.J. McDonald’s pass-rushing role against Stanford last Saturday, Kiffin simply said, “I gotta go,” brushed past a handful of reporters and jogged away.He did not speak with the media further.USC instituted a new policy in August preventing credential media members from reporting injury-related news they observe during practice. Citing the competitive disadvantage those reports create, Kiffin has also instructed his players not to comment on their respective injuries.Last week, Scott Wolf, a reporter from the Los Angeles Daily News, had his USC football media credentials revoked for two weeks after he reported sophomore kicker Andre Heidari had undergone knee surgery and would be sidelined for three weeks.Heidari had not played in the team’s Sept. 8 game against Syracuse in East Rutherford, N..J.Upon appeal, the ban was lifted, and the reporter was reinstated two days later.“I apologize if that was taken the wrong way,” Kiffin said last Thursday following Wolf’s reinstatement. “We viewed it differently. There’s not necessarily a right or wrong. The editors and our people are going to try and get together so you people can do your job the best you can and also for us not [to compromise] a competitive advantage. I know it’s not exactly the best thing for you, but we’re also trying to protect our team, too.” Joey Kaufman contributed to this report.last_img read more

Black, white SA ‘interdependent’

first_img21 February 2005President Thabo Mbeki has spoken out against perceptions that black economic empowerment only benefits a small elite and that his administration’s policies amount to “reverse racism”.The future of black and white South Africans was closely intertwined, he told Parliament during the debate on his State of the Nation Address: the one could not succeed without the other.Several political party leaders argued during the debate that the government was leaning too much towards black South Africans in its policies on poverty alleviation, language, gender parity, land reform, black economic empowerment and the reading of history.Responding to the claims, Mbeki said that the government was operating from the premise that “South Africa belongs to all who live in it”, consistent with the Freedom Charter and the country’s Constitution.The government, Mbeki said, was working to create “a developed and prosperous South Africa whose citizens will, through their collective efforts, defeat poverty and underdevelopment as well as create a non-racial and non-sexist society”.There were some, Mbeki said, who believed it impossible to rescue millions of black South Africans from poverty without discriminating against white South Africans. The President described this view as “distorted”, saying that both races needed each other for the country as a whole to succeed.To achieve this, both races had to agree to compromise, agree to fight racism and underdevelopment, and act together to achieve a common goal of national cohesion and “a shared destiny within a common motherland”.South Africa’s collective future, Mbeki said, “depends on the ability of all our people to understand that the success of black South Africa is conditional on the success of white South Africa, and that the success of white South Africa is conditional on the success of black South Africa”.South Africans, both black and white, ought to ask themselves what they needed to do to ensure that both succeeded, thus sharing in the country’s wealth.“In answering this question, we [will] have to make a determination about the price each one of us is ready to pay to contribute to the greater good, without which our better future cannot be guaranteed.”On equality, Mbeki said that Pretoria would draw lessons from the United States, European Union and the United Kingdom to improve its race relations.Regarding black economic empowerment, Mbeki said that government had awarded billions of rands in contract and service procurement to black businesses.“I am confident that if the honourable members checked the names of those who got these contracts, they would not find the names of those that are always given as examples of BEE benefiting the few politically connected individuals.”Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Central team in Odisha to assess damage in cyclone-affected

first_imgA seven-member Inter-Ministerial Central Team is in Odisha to assess the damage caused by cyclone Bulbul. The team will visit Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Balasore districts to evaluate the extent of damage and submit a report to the Centre, officials said. Soon after arriving here on Thursday, the team led by Saheli Ghosh Roy, Joint Secretary (CIC), Ministry of Home Affairs, visited some of the affected areas at Chandbali in Bhadrak district. The officials said that the team will split into two groups on Friday and make field visits to the affected blocks. Group A will conduct a field trip to Chandbali and Basudevpur blocks in Bhadrak district and Bhograi block in Balasore district. Group B will visit Rajnagar block in Kendrapara district and Kujang and Ersama blocks of Jagatsinghpur district. Both the groups will return to the state capital on Friday evening and attend a wrap-up meeting, to be chaired by Chief Secretary A.K. Tripathy. Though the cyclone skipped Odisha and made landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts on Saturday, heavy downpour and gale-force winds left a trail of destruction, damaging hundreds of houses, uprooting trees, electric poles and affecting telecom towers in the state Preliminary report prepared by the state government said that the cyclone had caused damage to crops in three lakh hectares, which includes more than 33% crop damage in over 2 lakh hectares land. Around 5,500 houses were damaged, 16 lakh electric consumers affected and 653 piped water supply systems suffered break down due disruption in power supply. The State government is likely to submit a preliminary damage assessment report to the team, the officials said. Besides Ghosh Roy, the other team members are Chief Engineer in Ministry of Power Vandana Singhal, consultant in Department of Expenditure Deena Nath, Deputy Secretary in Ministry of Rural Development SS Modi, Superintending Engineer of Central Warehousing Corporation, Odisha, Amarish Pal Singh. Director of DRD Agriculture in Patna Virendra Singh and senior official at the regional office of the Ministry of Road Transport in the state, Sunil Kumar are also in the team.last_img read more

Stars Attend Tony Bennetts Exploring The Arts Gala

first_imgEarlier this week, Tony Bennett and his wife Susan Benedetto, hosted the 7th annual gala event for Exploring The Arts which raised more than $1M for arts education in public high schools in New York City and Los Angeles.Kevin Spacey attends Tony Bennett and Susan Benedetto’s Exploring the Arts GalaGayle King, Co-Anchor of CBS This Morning and editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine, hosted the evening with special performances from Kevin Spacey and Natalie Cole. The event honored Netflix Chief Content Officer and ETA board treasurer, Ted Sarandos who has led content acquisition for Netflix since 2000 and is seen as an innovator in film acquisition and distribution.The evening began with Kevin Spacey’s performance of “In the Wee Small Hours of the morning” and “All the Way”, followed by Natalie Cole singing iconic favorites including “Best is Yet to Come” and “Unforgettable”. To everyone’s delight, Tony ended the evening with “They All Laughed,” “Who Cares,” and “The Way You Look Tonight.” Students from the Professional Performing Arts School, which is an ETA partner school, also performed a rendition of “Get Happy.” Among the more than 400 guests who attended the event at Cipriani on Wall Street, were Allison Williams, Regis & Joy Philbin, Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, and Russell Peters: Notorious.“2013 was a defining year for Exploring the Arts,” Tony Bennett commented, “In May, we expanded our programs outside New York to three public high schools in East Los Angeles. ETA’s main goal is to positively impact and change the lives of those involved in public school art programs across that nation and Susan and I are so thankful for the tremendous and continuous support year after year.”Exploring the Arts (ETA) was founded in 1999 by Tony Bennett and Susan Benedetto. Tony Bennett and ETA’s initial endeavor was the founding of, in association with the Department of Education of NYC, the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts — a state of the art NYC public high school offering an extensive arts education curriculum located in Tony’s hometown of Astoria, Queens. ETA programs connect private funders, individual artists, and cultural institutions to Partner Schools to achieve greater equality of resources and opportunity for youth of all means and backgrounds. ETA transforms the lives of young people by working collaboratively with public high schools to help them build quality arts programs through strategic planning and funding support. Currently, ETA serves 14 partnering high schools throughout New York City’s 5 boroughs, benefiting more than 10,000 public school students, the majority of whom live below the poverty line. In May 2013, ETA expanded to support 3 public high schools in East Los Angeles.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Van Dijk admits he has a lot to learn

first_imgVirgil van Dijk believes he still has a lot to learn after winning the Premier League’s Player of the Month award for December: “There is still so much to get better at.”The Liverpool defender was in excellent form as 2018 drew to a close, featuring in every game as the Reds climbed to the top with seven consecutive league wins.Van Dijk helped secure four clean sheets and bagged his first Premier League goal in the 2-0 victory against Wolves.The Dutchman saw off strong competition to claim the individual honour for his performances and is the first defender to scoop the award for almost six years.“I didn’t know that but I’m very proud to win this,” he told LFC.TV upon receiving the trophy at Melwood on Friday.Virgil van Dijk, NetherlandsVan Dijk isn’t better than Messi & Ronaldo, says Van der Vaart Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Rafael van der Vaart reckons Virgil van Dijk is “special”, but he’s still behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best players.“All credit to everyone that helped me win it and the fans who have been supporting me. December was a great month and hopefully, we can keep going.“It was a fantastic month for all of us, there were some great games. I enjoyed every bit of it. The Arsenal game was a great game to play in – it was obviously a fantastic win.”“I’ve improved in every aspect of my game but there is still so much to learn and to get better at,” he said ahead of Saturday’s league meeting with Brighton and Hove Albion.“I’m working every day to get to where I want to be – I want to get the maximum out of myself. That’s [done] by working every day and making sure that you give everything for the team and for your club.”last_img read more

Silva proud of Evertons character despite loss

first_imgEverton manager Marco Silva has revealed his delight with his team’s character following their loss to Southampton.The Toffees put the Saints under enormous pressure in the closing minutes of their 2-1 loss but could not find the equalizer.“I said last week [following the win over Bournemouth] how we were strong and showed character and personality,” said Silva, according to the club’s official website.“This afternoon we never gave up again. But, of course, before the goals they scored we should have played differently to achieve a good result.”“We analysed what Southampton did in the past few games [when they] achieved some good results.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“But they were better than us in the first half, we spoke at half-time and changed some things and started the second half like we wanted to, to fight and compete in the match like we wanted and we created chances.”“The one from Gylfi was a fantastic save from the goalie. Of course, after that, from one long ball and one second ball they scored a fantastic goal, from out of the box.”“It allowed them to play like they wanted on the counter-attack. But we didn’t perform at our best level to create enough chances to equalise.”“Our players kept trying and fighting to the end and scored the goal to make it 2-1 [but it was too late].last_img read more

Two Community Meetings About The Swan Lake Fire Starting Tonight

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享There will be TWO meetings about the Swan Lake Fire.– Wednesday, Aug 21 at the Cooper Landing School – 6:00 pm– Thursday, Aug 22 at the Sterling Community Center – 6:00 pm. Updates will be posted as they are made available. Please attend a meeting that is closest to you to avoid adding traffic congestion on the highway.last_img