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first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Out-of-State Relocations for Retirees at Five-Year High  Print This Post Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Share Save Out-of-State Relocations for Retirees at Five-Year High Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Florida HireAHelper.com Moving relocation Retirees Seniors Virginia Previous: Fannie Mae Update: Mortgage Servicer Sentiment Amid Pandemic Challenges Next: $75 Billion in Flood Damages Linked to Climate Shifts Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago January 13, 2021 999 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Phil Hall Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Florida HireAHelper.com Moving relocation Retirees Seniors Virginia 2021-01-13 Phil Hall Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Nearly 400,000 American retirees moved their residences during 2020, the highest number in five years.According to a data study by the moving services website HigherAHelper.com analyzing the latest U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, the number of relocating retirees in 2020 marked a 30% year-over-year increase from the 2019 figure of 397,000. The peak number of relocating retirees was recorded in 2015 with 417,000.The study also found 38% of seniors moved for retirement chose to live a different state, compared to 19% of the general population’s relocation habits. During 2020, Virginia was the top state destination for relocation, attracting 15% of the senior migration, followed by Florida (13.5%), Wyoming (10.3%), Pennsylvania (7%), and Idaho (4.9%).“Virginia is known for its tax-friendliness, good access to healthcare, and lower cost of living than Florida,” said the study. “It may well have been these factors that allowed it to edge out the Sunshine State as the top destination in 2020.”Fifteen metropolitan areas attracted half of all the retirement moves in 2020, led by Orlando (7.2%), Charlottesville, Virginia (4.8%), Waynesboro, Pennsylvania (4.8%), Roanoke, Virginia (4.8%), and Port St. Lucie, Florida (3.6%). However, the survey also found slightly more than one-quarter of retirees 26% of retirees chose to move away from cities and metropolitan areas.At the other end of the spectrum, the states that saw the greatest volume of retirees permanently exiting were Utah (17.3%), Maryland (12.3%), California (11.1%), Texas (9.9%), and New Jersey (8.6%).Furthermore, relocation patterns differed by gender and marital status. Single male retirees overwhelmingly chose Florida as their new home, with up to 15% of men in 2020 choosing the Sunshine State for their post-career years. Florida also attracted 16% of married retirees who moved out of their home state. But retiring single women were mostly aiming for a new chapter in Virginia, which attracted 17% of women retiring out of state.last_img read more

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionImpeachment being trivialized by DemsI cannot sit idly by as the “impeachment” process unfolds. It’s a mockery of the word.Having taught social science for 38 years, I made sure time was devoted to the government section, focusing on Articles I, II and III.Article I gave the House of Representatives sole power to impeach.I emphasized that a violation of the Constitution had to be severe and not an ordinary act.To do otherwise would trivialize its meaning.Today the Democrats are doing just that. It’s a partisan, political process.The Democrats still cannot get over the fact that they lost to Donald Trump.Within hours of their losing, it has been a witch hunt. As a registered Democrat, I’m bothered by such a lackluster grouping of candidates who want to be president.Rep. Greene from Texas said, “We must impeach him or else we will lose the election.”Rep. Nadler was overheard saying “We will impeach him.” Again, this was just after Trump was elected.What do we Americans get? A rigged House Intelligence Committee, and here they are imploring the Senate to guarantee the Democrats a fair trial.Is there a resolution to all this finger-pointing nonsense?Attorney General Barr is readying a full report relating to the chicanery in the FBI and Judicial Department.I hope he will give us answers and restore our faith in government. We deserve it.Donald Trump makes me wince on occasion on what he says and does, but impeachment? No way.Jerry BubniakNorthvilleTrump is hardly decent, fair, honestReferring to Mr. Knuth’s Dec. 22 letter (“Republicans: Stop defending Trump”) with his assertion that Donald Trump is honest, decent and fair, I would like to point out a few of the instances where his actions or statements prove the exact opposite.Before elaborating, I must state that the majority, not all, of Trump supporters, in my opinion, fall into one of three categories: ill-informed (relying on one news outlet, see Fox), wealthy (note tax cuts benefiting corporate America and the ultra-rich, although I myself have benefited to a degree), or just not interested in ascertaining fact from fiction.As far as “honesty” is concerned, a few facts: the Trump Foundation shut down for inappropriate use of funds, followed by a government fine of $2 million; Trump University defunct while settling three lawsuits for $25 million; lying about the size of his inauguration attendance … Need I go on?Decency: Disparaging Sen. John McCain, a true American hero. Oh, if it were not for bone spurs, Trump might have become an American hero – not.Cheating on his third wife with a porn actress, shortly after the birth of his son.How honest is that?Fairness: Separating children from parents at the border.At least he can put some of the blame on his white supremacist aide Stephen Miller.Jim BrodieSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18last_img read more

first_img14 May 2012 South Africa has become a member of a European institute that makes joint use of radio telescopes spread across the world to produce the clearest available images of some of the most distant and energetic objects in the universe. The Joint Institute for Very Long Baseline Interferometry in Europe (Jive) last week welcomed South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) as a member. JIVE’s funding organisations already include the National Astronomical Observatories of China, as well as European national research councils and facilities in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK. Jive supports the European VLBI Network (EVN) of radio astronomy facilities, which collaborates with international facilities to conduct Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), an astronomical technique “that uses widely separated radio telescopes in conjunction with each other to simulate a single telescope hundreds or thousands of kilometres in diameter,” Jive said in a statement last week. “This technique produces the clearest, highest resolution images of some of the most distant and energetic objects in the universe.” South Africa’s Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) has been an active member of the EVN since 2001, and its 26-metre dish has participated in EVN observations for an even longer time. HartRAO is also working with various African countries to convert obsolete satellite communications dishes across the continent into radio telescopes to create an African VLBI network which, it is planned, will also collaborate with Jive. South Africa’s radio astronomy – and VLBI – capabilities will be hugely augmented when the Karoo Array Telescope (also known as the MeerKAT), a 64-dish precursor instrument for the Square Kilometre Array, is commissioned in 2014/15. “The formal addition of the NRF as a full Jive member signals the NRF’s commitment to VLBI and to the future of our collaboration in the EVN in particular,” said Jive director Huib van Langevelde. “The NRF partnership commits Jive to actively assist in making these facilities successful new additions to the VLBI network. “Hartebeesthoek’s participation in VLBI observations over the past several years has improved the performance of the EVN tremendously,” Van Langevelde said. “We look forward to observing together with these new South African telescopes to further strengthen the EVN.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

first_imgGet your sneak peek of episode seven of the Play Your Part TV series, here:Tumi Ramasodi is part of the Boys and Girls Clubs, which not only help children with their homework after school, but have programmes to empower children to make wise and educated life choices. (Image: Boys and Girls Clubs)Brand South Africa reporterFrom individuals who run an after-care learning programme for children to a man who creates positive change in townships through film production – these are the guests you’ll be introduced to in this week’s Play Your Part television series.You’ll also hear the story of advertising key player Odette van der Haar and hear how she is playing her part to make South Africa a better country.The episode, which airs on Saturday, 21 October 2017, at 18:00, is part of a 26-episode series.Here’s a preview of episode seven:Boys and Girls ClubsTumi Ramasodi explains how she and her team at the Boys and Girls Clubs have created a safe haven for children after school.The clubs’ priority areas of impact include academic success, healthy lifestyles, and creating good character and citizenship among children from six to 18 years old.Odette van der HaarOdette van der HaarVan der Haar is the chief executive officer of the Association for Communication and Advertising.She is involved in numerous community projects and is a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Global Leadership Network African chapter, African Leadership Initiative.Alan FarberAlan FarberAlan Farber has been involved in the film industry for more than 20 years. The filmmaker and scriptwriter has been involved in several community initiatives, one of which is a skills development project run in Diepsloot, Johannesburg.Farber also has a DVD production and distribution company called Straight2!Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; or,Find out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; andLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

first_imgGBA has highlighted a few software and hardware monitoring systems that allow homeowners to monitor their energy usage, sometimes down to the smallest appliance and day part.The energy-saving effectiveness of this type of tracking, however, is tied entirely to how conscientiously homeowners respond to the data, if they respond at all. More than a few analysts have noted that even the most timely and detailed usage information, when presented in isolation, doesn’t prompt significant numbers of users to change their energy-usage behavior or switch out power-guzzling appliances for more-efficient ones.This is where efficiency software company OPOWER comes in. Based in Arlington, Virginia, the firm has been attracting attention for its Home Energy Reporting System, which is designed to tell utility customers how their rates of energy use rank relative to those of other homeowners in their service area.OPOWER says its system has been adopted by six of the country’s ten largest utilities and now reaches about 1 million households. Certainly OPOWER could be used in conjunction with other usage-tracking systems, such as Google’s PowerMeter, Microsoft Hohm, Greenbox, or other, similar products being developed for the energy efficiency market. But systems like OPOWER add a zesty ingredient – peer pressure – to what consumers might otherwise view as dry diagnostic data.The motivatorAmong the utility-customer groups that receive its reports, OPOWER says, energy savings have averaged from 1.5% to 3.5%. As noted in a recent Los Angeles Times story, the company’s reports gain most of their traction from two concepts researched and described by former Arizona State University psychology professor, and current OPOWER chief scientist, Robert Cialdini: the tendency for people to conform to what most other people do and the desire for social approval.Utilities using OPOWER’s system now include Puget Sound Energy (in Washington state), Connexus Energy (serving northern Minnesota), Commonwealth Edison (in northern Illinois) and, in California, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, San Diego Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and Southern California Gas.The exciting thing about the Home Energy Reporting System, Todd Starnes, manager of residential energy efficiency for Puget Sound Energy, told climate news website SolveClimate.com, is that the utility saw a statistically significant reduction of use within 48 hours of customers receiving the reports for the first time.Adds Bruce Sayler, manager of regulatory and governmental affairs for Connexus: the energy savings from the OPOWER report program, which costs $10 per customer, are second in cost-effectiveness only to the installation of CFLs.For those customers who are behind their peers in energy savings, the Home Energy Reports offer customized specifics about how to boost efficiency. Each report also features a bar graph comparing the customer’s usage to his or her neighbors’ – with a smiley face or two if they’re leading the energy efficiency pack in their service area.last_img read more

first_imgThe BCCI’s Disciplinary Committee is considering to summon suspended Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi to question alleged financial irregularities in the conduct of the Twenty20 League.Sources said a notice is likely to be sent to Modi through his lawyer to appear before the committee for cross examination of certain evidences related to the case in its meeting on December 15.”The Committee has been going through different sets of documents submitted to them by Modi. There needs to be cross-examination of those papers where committee members have found certain lapses which can only be done in the presence of Modi or his lawyer. The committee may call them in the hearing,” a BCCI official, who did not wish to be named, said.The committee is getting cooperation from Modi but there are some documents and evidences that need clarity, he said.Sources said the meeting of the committee, which was put on hold temporarily after being challenged by Modi in the Supreme Court that it did not have jurisdiction to look into the charges, will resume as per the go-ahead given to it by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from this month onwards.Modi had moved the apex court after the Bombay High Court had on July 15 rejected his petition seeking the reconstitution of the committee.He had said that he wanted a committee of independent persons and not of those who are the members of BCCI, as they would be biased against him. The apex court will hear the matter in the second week of January.advertisementModi’s counsel had prayed in the Court for appointment of a retired judge of the higher judiciary or any senior advocate as members of the Committee.In a related move on Saturday, the BCCI has retained the three-member disciplinary committee probing charges of financial irregularities against Modi, rejecting the former IPL chairman’s demand for a reconstitution of the panel.The decision was taken at a Special General Meeting convened to resolve the matter after Modi’s counsel Mehmood Abdi pointed out last month that the panel did not have the BCCI General Body’s mandate.The disciplinary committee comprises interim IPL Chairman Chirayu Amin, Delhi and District Cricket Association chief Arun Jaitley and Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association President Jyotiraditya Scindia.”The Committee will meet most probably on December 15 to cross examine witnesses and documents in the case. We are trying to finish probe and compile the report in time,” the official said.The Board has already examined some of the witnesses.Modi had sent a staggering 15,000-page reply to the first show cause notice served on him on April 26 by the Board, accusing him of financial irregularities and bid-rigging in the IPL.A Blue Corner Notice (to seek information about an individual) issued by Interpol on the request of the Enforcement Directorate is pending against Modi.Besides, the Mumbai Regional Passport Office is also considering to revoke Modi’s passport to enable him to appear before the investigating agencies in the national capital.last_img read more

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Euronav Belgian tanker shipping company Euronav Tankers NV has acquired the ultra large crude carrier (ULCC) Seaways Laura Lynn from Oceania Tanker Corporation, a subsidiary of International Seaways.The ship is the second of the two ULCCs that exist in the global fleet and has been renamed Oceania and registered under the Belgian flag.The 2003-built Seaways Laura Lynn, which features a massive 441,561 dwt capacity, cost Euronav USD 32.5 million.The company already owns the other ULCC, the 442,470 dwt TI Europe, built in 2002.“Bringing the only other ULCC in the world fleet under our control will provide us with a significant strategic opportunity,” Paddy Rodgers, CEO of Euronav, said.The company has just completed the merger with US-based crude oil shipping company Gener8 Maritime, as disclosed at the beginning of this month.The merger creates a crude tanker operator giant with 76 operating crude tankers, consisting of 43 VLCCs, 27 Suezmaxes, 2 ULCCs, two Panamax tankers and two FSOs under joint venture.last_img read more