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Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgBindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileBindura Nickel Corporation is a mining company operating mines and a smelter complex in Bindura, Zimbabwe; engaged in the mining and extraction of nickel, and production of nickel by-products (copper and cobalt). The company’s current projects include a shaft re-deepening project, sub-vertical service winder and main rock winder drives upgrade project, concentrator plant and sub-vertical medium voltage switch room equipment replacement project, and a smelter restart project. Founded in 1966, BNC is a subsidiary of Zimnick Limited and operated and majority-owned by Mwana Africa plc, an African multi-national mining company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The operating subsidiary of BNC is Trojan Nickel Mine Limited. Bindura Nickel Corporation is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Why saving rather than investing in UK shares can cost you a fortune!

first_img Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Royston Wild Image source: Getty Images Is there a worse way to use your money than by saving in a cash account? The returns on products like these have long trailed what long-term UK share investors make. Things are getting worse too as Bank of England rate cuts prompt savings providers to keep slashing their interest rates.The low returns that cash savers make is particularly worrying as the power of the State Pension dwindles. Around 11m Britons believe they won’t have enough money to live on in retirement and the number is likely to grow.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…It doesn’t have to be that way, though. As I explain here, buying UK shares in something like a Stocks and Shares ISA can help you build a big nest egg for retirement.Savers make 94% less than investors!The shocking difference between what savers and UK share investors can expect to make is laid bare in a recent report. According to Charles Stanley, British savers have typically made 94% less than investors have during the past 10 years.The investment specialists have looked at what £10,000 would have made cash savers of the past decade. The figure comes out at £11,230 since 2010. By comparison, investing 10 grand into global markets instead would have created an enormous £30,742.The threat of inflationNow cash savings accounts are extremely useful. They’re a great place to save money that you might need for an emergency. However, using them to build a nest egg for retirement is a deeply flawed strategy.It’s not only that you lose out on making better returns by investing in UK shares, for example, that makes cash accounts such poor wealth-creating vehicles. It’s that your savings actually lose value unless the interest rate you receive moves in line with or exceeds the rate of inflation.Things threaten to get particularly perilous for cash savers from 2021 onwards too. Inflation in the UK (using the Consumer Price Index mode) is predicted to soar above even the best-paying Cash ISA next year. Statista reckons it will rise to 1.2% in 2021. And they predict it will grow every year through to 2025 when it will reach 5%.It’s unlikely that savings rates will rise at the same rate through this period, however. The Bank of England will need to keep the benchmark rate at or around record lows to support the economic recovery.Getting rich with UK sharesCharles Stanley suggests that 40% of people who don’t invest in shares are put off by fears over risk. I think such concerns are misplaced though. As I’ve explained, inflation can pose huge real-world risk to those who use cash savings accounts. On top of this, history shows that long-term UK share investors tend to enjoy an average annual return of at least 8%.Besides, there’s a wealth of information from experts like The Motley Fool to help you avoid common traps and supercharge your eventual returns. I’ve continued to buy UK shares in my Stocks and Shares ISA to build a big retirement fund. And I plan to keep doing so in 2021. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild | Tuesday, 8th December, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Why saving rather than investing in UK shares can cost you a fortune!last_img read more

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FDA Trans Fat Rules Unclear

first_img SHARE FDA Trans Fat Rules Unclear The American Feed Industry Association today filed comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the removal of trans fats from America’s food system. Although AFIA has no opinion on FDA’s proposal to phase out partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from the “generally recognized as safe,” or GRAS, category for human consumption, the organization expressed concern that FDA does not clearly define that the phase-out process only applies to human food for consumption and not animal food. “AFIA believes FDA’s tentative determination on trans fats is unclear in areas as it does not verify that the language is not valid for food for consumption by animals other than man,” said Leah Wilkinson, AFIA director of ingredients, pet food and state affairs. “Based on the information published in the ‘Federal Register’ notice on Nov. 8, 2013, we believe that is not FDA’s intention, but are requesting clarification to prevent future confusion between the agency and the feed industry.” Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleGrowth Energy Celebrates 5-Years of Hard WorkNext articleBeck’s Unveils New Non-Seed Offerings Gary Truitt AFIA explained FDA published no information in the “Federal Register” that indicates the agency’s concern “beyond food for human consumption.” There also was no representative listed from FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, only a contact from the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, which does not handle animal feed issues. “None of the seven questions on which FDA seeks comment pertains to animal food. Moreover, none of the 46 references cited appears to have any direct relevance to animal food,” AFIA commented.center_img Facebook Twitter “AFIA believes the clarification we are requesting is warranted because the statutory definition of ‘food additive’ in the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act applies with equal force to food for human consumption and consumption of food by animals other than man,” said Wilkinson. “At the very least, we would like a letter from FDA to be placed in the rulemaking docket addressing the clarification.” By Gary Truitt – Mar 6, 2014 Defined as an ingredient by the Association of American Feed Control Officials since 1989, vegetable oils and PHOs have a long history of safe use as an animal food ingredient for multiple species. In addition, vegetable oils, some of which that are PHOs, provide essential fatty acids in the diets and rations of livestock, poultry, aquaculture and companion animals.  Home Indiana Agriculture News FDA Trans Fat Rules Unclearlast_img read more

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Journalist watched and followed after being told his days are numbered

first_img GuatemalaAmericas News May 8, 2020 Find out more Organisation to go further Reporters Without Borders is worried about the increase in threats against Edwin Paxtor of “TV Enfasis,” a programme on a local station in the south-eastern city of Chiquimula, who has been receiving anonymous phone calls and has been constantly watched since 11 September. GuatemalaAmericas September 27, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist watched and followed after being told his days are numbered Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the mounting threats to Edwin Paxtor of “TV Enfasis,” a programme on a local station in the south-eastern city of Chiquimula, who has been receiving anonymous phone calls and has been followed and watched since 11 September.“We call on Mario Castañeda, the special prosecutor for crimes against journalists and trade unions, to move quickly to ensure Paxtor’s safety,” the press freedom organisations said.In an anonymous phone call on 11 September from a man using “foul language,” Paxtor was told his days were numbered. Since then he has noticed suspicious-looking individuals apparently watching his home. He has also been followed by cars several times.The threats began after the broadcasting of a report on 25 July about an attack on a group of youths by members of the police criminal investigation department. Paxtor said he now holds this police department responsible for whatever happens to him.The case is currently with a lower court and has been reported to the office of the special prosecutor for crimes against journalists and trade unions.This is not the first time Paxtor’s life has been in danger. He and fellow journalists Rolando Hernández and Arnulfo Ortiz of the newspaper Vanguardia Informativa were attacked by machete-wielding former members of the paramilitary Civilian Self-Defence Patrols (PAC) during a protest on 11 July. The ex-paramilitaries were demonstrating to press their demand for more government compensation for the help they gave the army during the 1960-96 civil war. RSF_en January 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Guatemala News August 21, 2020 Find out more Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía News Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Holden Pushes Bill to Give Vets Stronger Voice in Community College Leadership

first_img Top of the News Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty As the war in Afghanistan winds down, thousands of veterans are expected to fill the seats at California’s public colleges and universities. Already the state’s community colleges lead the nation with more than 44,000 vets enrolled – the largest number since World War II.That’s why Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) is proposing legislation to give veterans a stronger voice in college leadership. AB 1557 increases the number of voting members on the Board of Governors at the California Community College system by adding two new members – both reserved for veterans.“Veterans returning to college face unique challenges and colleges across the state are scrambling to offer support. If campuses are not prepared to help these soldiers transition from combat to college, we run the risk of alienating thousands of returning vets,” said Assemblymember Holden. “With this bill we are saying, we are committed to helping our student veterans – you are not alone, we hear you.”Currently there are 16 voting members on the CCC- Board of Governors and one non-voting member. This bill would increase that total of voting members to 18. One would be for a student who is a current or former member of the Armed Forces. The other would be for a current member or veteran who has demonstrated expertise and leadership in veteran’s affairs. Both would be voting members.“With thousands of student veterans attending California’s Community Colleges, and the number increasing as we wind down these decade long wars, our Veterans need a voice in their college leadership,” stated Patricia D’ Orange Martin, Coordinator of Veterans Services, Pasadena City College. “They can assist in finding solutions that will help the California Community Colleges organize a holistic approach for assisting veterans and improving their chances for success.”The following organizations have endorsed AB 1557:American Legion, Department of CaliforniaAMVETS, Department of CaliforniaCalifornia Association of County Veterans Service OfficersMilitary Officers Association of America, CA Council of ChaptersVeterans of Foreign Wars, Department of CaliforniaVietnam Veterans of America, California State CouncilCalifornia State Commanders Veterans CouncilCalifornia State Military Museum Foundation Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Government Holden Pushes Bill to Give Vets Stronger Voice in Community College Leadership AB 1557 from Combat to College Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | 12:44 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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DPS ready for Memorial Day Weekend

first_img Pinterest DPS ready for Memorial Day Weekend WhatsApp By admin – May 24, 2018 Local NewsCrime Pinterest Twitter Facebook Facebook Twitter Previous articleVanderford scholarship recipient announcedNext articleTEA honors OHS Student Hero admin WhatsApp View of an evidence vault in the Ector County Courthouse jail that was used for the U.S. Marshal’s Service. The jail and offices took up approximately 45,000 square feet. The Texas Department of Public Safety will be ramping up their enforcement on roadways to encourage safe driving habits over Memorial Day Weekend.A DPS news release stated DPS troopers will be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers, and drivers violating speed limit, seat belt and other traffic laws from Friday through Monday.“Memorial Day pays tribute to those who have given their lives to serve and protect our country, and what better way to honor them than to protect your fellow drivers by making safety a priority every time you get behind the wheel,” DPS Director Steven McCraw said in a statement.Last Memorial Day weekend, DPS troopers issued almost 60,000 citations and warnings, including more than 1,000 seat belt and child safety restraint tickets, the release detailed. The efforts also resulted in 372 DWI arrests, 251 fugitive arrests and 190 felony arrests.DPS lists several tips for drivers to enhance safety on the road this weekend.Don’t drink and drive.Slow down in bad weather, heavy traffic, construction zones and unfamiliar areas.Eliminate distractions while driving, including mobile devices.Buckle up everyone in the vehicle.Slow down or move over for vehicles stopped on the side of the road.Don’t drive fatigued.Report road hazards or anything suspicious to the nearest law enforcement agency.last_img read more

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Woman in Commons case pleads not guilty after felony indictment

first_img Your Crime & Courts news is made possible with support from: “The events that gave rise to the charges were the allegations that a young woman was groped on the Commons on April 6 shortly after the bars let out. My office is undertaking to investigate the potential sexual groping of the young woman,” Van Houten said in court. He added that they had learned the identity of the woman who was groped and said, “we are making efforts to speak to her so that we can properly investigate that.”Because de Groat was a witness, he said he hoped to speak with her during the investigation with the assistance of her defense attorney.However, Attorney Edward Kopko, who is representing de Groat along with Jerome Mayersak, said the defense team would not be cooperating with the district attorney’s investigation at this point. “There was an opportunity to properly investigate this, and it was passed by,” he said.“It’s appalling that they’re only now doing this investigation after my client has already been indicted for felonies,” Kopko added outside the courthouse Monday. “Don’t forget, Mr. Van Houten came out with a public statement that he personally viewed all the videos and he personally decided to reduce them to misdemeanors. How does that jibe with now him personally presenting the case to the grand jury to crank up the charges? How does that work?”In an interview with The Ithaca Voice on May 1, Van Houten said after reviewing the evidence, “I determined that the appropriate charges were misdemeanor-level obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest as opposed to the original charges that were felony-level attempted assault charges.” He said then the evidence supported misdemeanors as the top charges.Van Houten declined to comment on the indictment last week but said Monday that his office would be investigating the alleged groping regardless of whether de Groat and her legal team cooperate.About 75 people attended Rose de Groat’s arraignment in Tompkins County Court on June 10. Afterward, they gathered in front of the courthouse. (Photo by Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice) About 75 people attended Rose de Groat’s arraignment in Tompkins County Court on June 10. Afterward, they gathered in front of the courthouse. (Photo by Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice)Following the arraignment Monday morning, several people addressed the crowd gathered at the bottom of the courthouse steps with calls to keep pressure on the Ithaca Police Department and district attorney and to bolster de Groat and Ferguson with community support.“A community of our peers indicted Rose,” Nicole LaFave, a Black Lives Matter organizer and Ithaca City School District Board of Education member said to the crowd. “We need to continue this conversation every day.”Referring to the different charges and plea deals put forth by the district attorney’s office, Black Lives Matter Ithaca organizer Russell Rickford said, “we don’t want their leniency, we want justice,” adding that justice would mean dropping all charges and paying reparations.Phoebe Brown, the regional coordinator of the Alliance of Families for Justice, urged attendees to keep the pressure for racial justice on the city not just at the courthouse, but everywhere they go, echoing a chant that broke out outside Ferguson’s hearing last Friday: “All day, every day.”De Groat’s next court appearance has not been scheduled. If the case proceeds to a trial, Judge John Rowley said it could be several months until it is scheduled. Addressing the full courtroom gallery, Rowley said he’s aware of the heightened community concern around this case and that the court would move forward deliberately toward the resolution of the charges against de Groat. Ferguson is next due in Ithaca City Court on Aug. 2.Related Coverage:Legal cases continue for two charged in April Ithaca Commons incidentBlack Lives Matter Ithaca condemns police brutality and racism at local rallyCity releases police body camera footage of Ithaca Commons incidentCharges reduced for woman charged in Commons caseProsecution of woman charged in Commons incident ‘totally unwarranted,’ attorney arguesThree charged in ‘chaotic’ Ithaca Commons scuffle with police officers Devon Magliozzi ITHACA, N.Y. — After charges were previously reduced, an Ithaca woman is again facing felony charges following an April incident on the Ithaca Commons. Rose de Groat, 23 of Ithaca, pleaded not guilty to four counts in Tompkins County Court on Monday following allegations that she assaulted Ithaca police officers while they were in the process of arresting and tasing her friend Cadji Ferguson, 26, of Ithaca.On Monday morning, about 75 people filled the courtroom to support de Groat during her arraignment, and dozens showed up to the Ithaca City Court last Friday to support Ferguson, who faces misdemeanor charges. Black Lives Matter Ithaca has organized multiple rallies on behalf of the two black community members facing charges.Officers from the Ithaca Police Department arrested de Groat and Ferguson at about 1:20 a.m. on April 6. Police said they saw Ferguson strike a man in the face, and said de Groat interfered when they tried to arrest him, allegedly punching an officer in the head and shoulders and scratching the face of another officer, according to a felony complaint. Body camera footage released in May after public pressure shows officers tasing Ferguson and tackling de Groat moments after approaching them. While they were being arrested, several bystanders can be heard on the video telling police that the man Ferguson struck, who is white, had instigated the conflict by groping a woman who was with Ferguson and de Groat.De Groat pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree attempted assault, a Class E felony, as well as resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration, both misdemeanors.As the case has unfolded the charges have shifted a couple of times. Immediately following the incident, police charged de Groat with two counts of second-degree attempted assault, a felony, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. In Ithaca City Court a few weeks later, the district attorney’s office offered to reduce the charges to two counts of second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest, misdemeanors, which de Groat pleaded not guilty to on May 1. The DA’s office then presented the case to a grand jury in Tompkins County Court, and the grand jury — made up of 23 Tompkins County residents — chose to indict de Groat on June 6 on two counts of second-degree attempted assault, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest.Meanwhile, Ferguson rejected a plea deal in Ithaca City Court on Friday and continues to face misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.Judge John C. Rowley outlines the court process ahead, noting the large crowd in attendance June 10 for Rose de Groat’s arraignment. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice) Judge John C. Rowley outlines the court process ahead, noting the large crowd in attendance June 10 for Rose de Groat’s arraignment. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice)The man accused of groping a young woman on the Commons was not arrested April 6 and has not been charged with any crimes, though that could change. In body camera footage, the man, who an officer calls Joseph, says he is visiting Ithaca while his son tries out for the Cornell wrestling team and the conversation ends with officers pointing him toward his hotel. During the exchange an officer can be seen recording information from the man’s ID.In Tompkins County Court on Monday, District Attorney Matthew Van Houten said his office is investigating the groping, which he said is related to de Groat’s case as a precursor to her interactions with police. Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi Tagged: district attorney matthew van houten, Ithaca City Court, Tompkins County Court last_img read more

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“Are you doing stand up now Taoiseach?” – MacLochlainn

first_imgA Donegal Deputy has asked the Taoiseach if he is is doing stand up comedy now.The interjection came during a discussion on when TDs should return to Leinster House.Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn, the Sinn Fein Whip, was one of a number of TDs who argued that the time is right to return to the Dail chamber, rather than continue using the Convention Chamber at a cost of around €25,000 for every day the Dail sits.Ceann Comhairle Sean O’Fearaghail said they were there reluctantly on the basis of Public Health advice, and the Taoiseach’s reply elicited a response from the Sinn Fein benches…………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/standupfull.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. “Are you doing stand up now Taoiseach?” – MacLochlainn WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook By News Highland – May 18, 2021 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Previous articleBreastCheck appointments proceeding, but CervicalCheck is delayedNext articleEnglish in Czech Republic chasing Tokyo time News Highland Twitter Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApplast_img read more

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Michigan vs. Villanova for NCAA title game

first_img Written by Beau Lund April 1, 2018 /Sports News – National Michigan vs. Villanova for NCAA title gamecenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The NCAA national championship game is set as Michigan will take on Villanova.Villanova beat Kansas 95-79 on Saturday night and Michigan put an end to Loyola Chicago’s Cinderella story with a 69-57 win.Michgian hasn’t won a NCAA title since 1989; Villanova’s came only two years ago in 2016. They meet Monday, April 2. The title game will tip off at 9:20 p.m. ET. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

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Renting, the New American Dream

first_imgBy Tom PurcellGet this: Renting is the new American dream. And that doesn’t bode well for America.According to a report by the Urban Institute, American homeownership rates are the lowest they’ve been in years and will continue to decline.Homeownership, which peaked in 2006 at 67.3 percent, now sits at 63.6 percent, according to the U.S. Census American Community Survey. It’s been dropping ever since the financial collapse of 2008.Between 2010 and 2030, the Urban Institute estimates, 22 million new households will form. The majority of them, 59 percent, will be renters, while just 41 percent will be homeowners.Which means more households will vote for Democrats over Republicans.According to a University of Virginia Center for Politics study, you see, “homeowners are much more likely to vote for Republicans than renters (34 to 18 percent), while renters are more likely to vote for Democrats than homeowners (44 to 35 percent).”That’s because the responsibility of homeownership — the continuous hassles, expenses and taxes — brings out the conservative in even the most diehard liberal.Boy, did I learn that lesson the hard way.I had my first taste of ownership 17 years ago after buying a fixer-upper that made Herman Munster’s place look like the Trump Palace. The house nearly killed me.When I tore off a rickety porch enclosure, I was stung multiple times by angry hornets.It took me weeks to catch the mice in my attic, which woke me every morning at 3 a.m. as they scratched the ceiling, building their nests.I nearly died the day ground bees attacked me. I poured a big cup of gasoline down their hole and nearly burned my house down when, after lighting it, flames shot out, 20 feet high.I haven’t mentioned the snake incident, the electrical problem (I had to rewire most of the house) or how, every time it drizzles, the water in my basement makes Niagara Falls look like a lap pool.Nor have I mentioned the battle with the septic tank, or the moron who dug it up and broke the lid — causing me to hand-dig a couple of tons of earth surrounding it while straddling the stinky thing for three days.These are just some of the many miseries common to homeowners — miseries renters don’t know the first thing about. Add to these the constant trips to the hardware store to fix the things that break, as well as the taxes and other expenses that make homeownership a costly pain, and the typical homeowner will vote for more conservative principles.Homeowners are more likely to vote for people who won’t raise our already costly utilities and property taxes. We’ll vote for the candidate whose policies will lower, rather than increase, the cost of building materials.We want the person who will put an end to federally mandated low-flow toilets and washers and dishwashers — toilets, washers and dishwashers that don’t flush or clean very well.My vote is for the politician who initiates pro-growth policies that will get homeownership back up to 2006 levels.As homeownership increases, America will become much grumpier, thus much more likely to vote Republican.We’ll demand simpler and lower taxes and other commonsense reforms. The economy will boom. Our property values will soar.Then we can sell our homes at great profit, become renters and vote for Democrats — and finally start to enjoy life for once while we mooch off the people dumb enough to still own homes.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more