“Positive Conditions” Leading to Strong Home Builder Confidence

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago “Positive Conditions” Leading to Strong Home Builder Confidence The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Previous: Fannie Mae: Housing Driving Economic Growth Next: Navigating Loss Mitigation in a Low-Default Landscape Related Articlescenter_img November 18, 2019 951 Views Tagged with: Housing Market 2019 NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index new home inventory Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News  Print This Post Housing Market 2019 NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index new home inventory 2019-11-18 Mike Albanese Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / “Positive Conditions” Leading to Strong Home Builder Confidence Sign up for DS News Daily The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) found builder confidence in the newly-built single-family homes was just one point lower to 70 in November. The past two months have had the highest sentiment levels in 2019. “Single-family builders are currently reporting ongoing positive conditions, spurred in part by low mortgage rates and continued job growth,” the report states. “In a further sign of solid demand, this is the fourth consecutive month where at least half of all builders surveyed have reported positive buyer traffic conditions.” NAHB states there have been substantial annual improvements following housing affordability issues in 2018 when the HMI was 60. Lot shortages, however, remain an issue for custom builders, as they struggle with affordability concerns, lack of labor, and regulatory constraints. The Northeast posted a two-point gain in builder confidence to 62, the West’s sentiment increased to 81, the South rose one point to 74, and the Midwest was unchanged at 58. All regions posted year-over-year increases. Redfin reported earlier this month that although the sale prices for new homes fell 1.5% from 2018, new-home sales rose 5.6%. Home-sale prices fell to a new average of $370,000 for Q3 2019—the biggest price decline since 2012 and the third consecutive quarter of declines. The new-home supply fell 7.9% annually, which is also the most significant inventory drop since 2012, and the second straight quarter of declines.  Prices for existing homes rose 4.2% from 2018, while sales increased by 2.1%. The supply of existing homes fell by 6.9%. Redfin stats the 10% year-over-year rise in residential building permits could signal the start of a “moderate recovery” for the new-home market. “Buyers are returning to the new-home market thanks to low mortgage rates and relatively low prices,” said Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather. “And builders, also taking advantage of low-interest rates to fund projects, are paying attention to preferences for affordability, which has led to more sales. Residential construction was a bright spot in the economy in the third quarter, a sign that builders are working to fill an inventory gap. As we head into the new year, I expect more new-home listings to hit the market, which should help sustain the relatively high level of sales.”last_img read more

Trail Mix | January 2016

first_img 3:53 Ocean and Sea Bird Dog 4:58 3:08 All I Ever Wanted Sam Means Audio PlayerMichael ClemJohn DonneUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 3:22 5:06 2:50 5:05 2:30 If I Should Fall From Grace With God Deer Tick 5:18 3:22 Oh Now Nathaniel Bellows 1:58 When We Were Young The Winterlings Southern Railroad Blues Lew Card 4:12 4:06 Riverside Stone Cupid Love In The Smokies Seven Handle Circus Back To You Battleme 3:50 It’s a brand new month in a brand new year, and that can only mean that Trail Mix has a brand new set of tunes ready for you.Of course we do! And it’s a mix most worthy of kicking off 2016.Featured this month is “Magic Hour,” a brand new track from Aoife O’Donovan. The former lead singer of the masterful acoustic band Crooked Still returns with her second solo release, In The Magic Hour, later this month. O’Donovan is joined by such acoustic stalwarts as Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sarah Jarosz, and this record, her second on the always awesome Yeproc label, was produced by Grammy-nominated Tucker Martine, whose previous work includes projects with The Decemberists and Neko Case.Another exciting inclusion this month is from long time Trail Mix faves Deer Tick. Their take on The Pogues’ “If I Should Fall From Grace With God” is part of a compilation from Bloodshot Records called Bloodshot Six Pack To Go: Working Songs For The Drinking Class. Other artists included in the project are, among others, Trail Mix alums like Banditos, Dale Watson, The Yawpers, Elizabeth Cook, Joe Pug, and J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices.Also featured this month are brand new tracks from Battleme, Lew Card, The Winterlings, Bird Dog, Swaying Wires, Brooke Waggoner, Stone Cupid, Chris Storrow, Seven Handle Circus, Coldair, Sam Means, Cross Record, Ron Pope & The Nighthawks, Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Nathaniel Bellows, and the Mike Farley Band.Be sure to stay tuned to the Trail Mix blog this month. On tap are chats with Michael Clem, long time bassist and singer for Eddie From Ohio, The Cactus Blossoms, and a show preview and ticket giveaway for Travis Book and Jon Stickley’s performance at The Down Home in Johnson City, Tennessee, on January 21st.And if you are still looking for a New Year’s resolution, how about this one – I will get out there and support the amazing artists I discover on Trail Mix. Buy a couple records. Go see a show or two. Turn a friend on to a great tune you have heard right here. These artists will appreciate it. Won’t You Come And Sing For Me Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands 2:23 Take Me Home Ron Pope John Donne Michael Clem 2:56 Raised the Bar Chris Storrow Nowhere Swaying Wires Denounce Coldair Embed Clown Collector The Cactus Blossoms Widow Maker Brooke Waggoner 3:07 Magic Hour Aoife O’Donovan Rain Mike Farley Band 4:18 3:40 4:14 Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. last_img read more

Highly profitable members in underserved investment areas

first_imgWhat is the “banking” story of highly profitable households? What is the “banking” story of highly profitable households in underserved investment areas? “How does the credit union fit into the member’s story? Is the credit union narrative of the banking story the same or different among different geographical areas? Highly profitable credit union households, those which provide $500 or more in profit to the credit union annually, can be located throughout the geographical areas in which the credit union serves. More often than not, most people associate highly profitable households with neighborhoods and communities commonly referred to as “high society” and “upscale avenues”. Highly profitable households are in each geographical area which the credit union serves, even in underserved investment areas. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) defines an investment area per Section 103(16) of the Community Development Banking and Financial Institutions (SDFI) Act of 1994. A complete description of underserved areas can be located in the NCUA Chartering And Field of Membership Manual Chapter 3 Part 3 “Service to Underserved Communities”.Basically an investment area can consist of Empowerment Zones, Enterprise Communities, certain percentage of persons living in poverty, metropolitan area low median family income, high unemployment rate, and areas that meet economic distress criteria established by the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) of the United States Department of the Treasury. A top priority for credit unions should be to identify, market to, and engage with highly profitable members of underserved investment areas. How does the credit union recognize and identify that these households exist in their underserved investment areas? The easiest method to identify highly profitable members in underserved investment areas is that they are very much like highly profitable households in more affluent geographical areas. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Institutional investors urge Australia to adopt modern slavery law

first_imgThe committee was commissioned to carry out an inquiry in February, and will decide if a Modern Slavery Act should be introduced in Australia.Signatories to the investor statement included several Australian pension investors such as AustralianSuper and Hesta, European asset owners such as Church of Sweden and the UK’s Church Investors Group, and asset managers such as Aviva, Hermes, and PGGM, the provider for the €182bn Dutch healthcare pension scheme PFZW.  The investor statement said Australian companies could be implicated in the use of forced labour – a facet of what is referred to as modern slavery – in their supply chains, and that the discovery of this practice could ultimately impact long-term returns by damaging companies’ brands and “licence to operate”.It said that, on the whole, investors have limited information on Australian companies’ efforts to address risks related to forced labour, and that an Australian Modern Slavery Act “would create a level playing field, improving the amount of information available”.The investor statement noted that other jurisdictions have adopted legislation addressing modern slavery, such as the UK, which introduced a similar act in 2015.It also cited a new “corporate duty of vigilance” law passed this year in France, the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive, and a body of international soft law, such as the International Labour Organisation’s core labour standards.“Early evidence shows that both the California and the UK legislation are improving availability of information for investors, while increasing senior level corporate engagement, transparency, and action on modern slavery,” according to the statement. “An Australian Act would complement these efforts.”Separately, a group of more than 130 global institutional investors with over $4.3trn under management last month issued a statement calling on textile companies with supply chains in Bangladesh to continue to implement an agreement for factory inspections that was reached in the aftermath of the collapse of a building (Rana Plaza) in 2013, which killed more than 1,100 garment workers and injured a further 2,600. The statement was issued to coincide with the four-year anniversary of that event. More than 30 major institutional investors are calling for the introduction of modern slavery legislation in Australia.The investors – which have over $2trn (€1.8trn) in assets under management between them – have signed a statement to a group of lawmakers in Australia that is conducting an inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in the country.“As investors, we believe human rights issues can present potential financial impacts through reputation damage and operational risks to our portfolio companies,” the statement said. “We therefore welcome a Modern Slavery Act which would improve transparency on how companies operating in Australia are managing modern slavery risks in their operations and supply chains.”The statement was organised by the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), which has separately written to the Australian parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade.last_img read more

Jonathan Walters warns Republic still have ‘a long way to go’ to reach Euro 2016

first_img For that reason, central defender John O’Shea knows just how important Germany’s visit to the Aviva Stadium could be. O’Shea said: “Totally, and it’s going to be a big night against Poland too. But we will look forward to them, a full house at the Aviva for the Germany game and hopefully a performance to match it. “It’s one of those things: we know we have more work to do and we are looking forward to it.” O’Shea and his colleagues at the back played their part in a good few days for the Republic by keeping successive clean sheets against Gibraltar and Georgia, although, in the case of the former, without having been particularly stretched. The Sunderland captain, whose late goal in Gelsenkirchen secured a priceless 1-1 draw with Germany in October, is under no illusions as to how difficult it will be to serve up a repeat next month, but that will be the aim. O’Shea said: “It’s one of those things – we kept two clean sheets, but also we would have been disappointed if we hadn’t kept two clean sheets against the teams that we played, and we know we are going to get a bigger test against Germany and Poland.” Press Association Jonathan Walters fired the Republic of Ireland firmly into the race for Euro 2016 qualification – but then admitted they are still “a million miles” from making it to France. However, given that those remaining fixtures comprise the visit of world champions Germany to Dublin and a final-day trip to Poland, who for so long set the pace in the group, coupled with the fact that only a shock of epic proportions will deny the Scots victory in their last game away to whipping boys Gibraltar, and Walters’ caution is well-founded. He said: “We are a million miles away from qualifying yet. We have got a long way to go – two massive games next month. We’ll go back to our clubs and we’ll come back and approach them in the right way. “It was obviously about getting the six points this week and that’s what we did. We were hoping other results went our way and they have, but we have still got a long way to go before qualifying.” On a night when the stage was set for skipper Robbie Keane to equal former West Germany striker Gerd Muller’s tally of 68 international goals, the 35-year-old found himself a spectator for the second half after manager Martin O’Neill withdrew him at the break in an effort to inject fresh energy into a lacklustre team display. O’Neill was rewarded when midfielder Jeff Hendrick tricked his way past three Georgian defenders before crossing for Walters to score his seventh goal for his country from close range to ensure the fight for qualification will go down to the wire. Walters said: “Jeff is a top-quality player and he’s got that in the locker, breaking their lines and getting forward and supporting us. It was a great nutmeg by him and keeping it on the line, and he put it on a plate for me.” The win, coupled with Friday night’s 4-0 triumph over Gibraltar and back-to-back defeats for Scotland in Georgia and at home to the Germans, have left Ireland with their fate firmly in their own hands. However, victory for the Scots at home to Poland on October 8 will leave Ireland knowing draws against both Germany and the Poles – commendable results in themselves – would not be enough for them should Gordon Strachan’s men finish with a maximum six-point haul because of the head-to-head record between the sides. The 31-year-old Stoke striker’s 69th-minute goal finally saw off Georgia at the Aviva Stadium on Monday evening to cement Ireland in third place in Group D, four points clear of rivals Scotland with just two games each left to play. For the Republic, the equation is simple: win just one of their remaining matches next month and they are guaranteed at least play-off place. last_img read more

Families devastated as valuable service announces closure

first_imgThe Donegal-based ParentStop charity has announced that it has been forced to end services due to a lack of funding.The charity, which was established 14 years ago, will end its services at the end of 2019.ParentStop provides a wide range of services including co-parenting support, and providing support with financial, health and bullying issues. In 2018, the group assisted over 400 families across Donegal. But as vital funding sources fell through in 2018 and funding delays hit the charity this year, the board has reached crisis point.The voluntary board, which employs five part-time staff, said the decision to cease services was not taken lightly.In a statement, ParentStop Manager Patricia Lee said: “Keeping the charity running has been a constant struggle. Having explored all options ParentStop is no longer in a position to remain open or to continue to offer the most appropriate level of service to parents, their families and children.”Ms Lee told clients and supporters: “On behalf of all the team at ParentStop please know that we deeply appreciate what a privilege it has been to be invited into your lives and thank you for your belief, support and personal investment.” Reacting to the news, families who benefitted from the services have said it is a ‘devastating loss to children, parents and families in Donegal’. Other people have commended the professional and exceptional efforts of staff at ParentStop, which they say will be greatly missed.Families devastated as valuable service announces closure was last modified: October 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:charityclosureParentstoplast_img read more

A’s give Mike Fiers Opening Day nod, pitching plans for Japan

first_imgMESA, Ariz. — Mike Fiers was always the logical choice to start Opening Day for the A’s and now it has been made official.Before Saturday’s 11-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, manager Bob Melvin announced that Fiers will take the mound March 20 when the A’s open the season against the Seattle Mariners at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. It will be the first which will count as regular season games.Fiers, 33, has never been an Opening Day starter.“One guy on each team gets to start the season,” he …last_img

Five-star Springboks crush Pumas

first_img17 August 2013The Springboks did full justice to the occasion of the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day by delivering a stunningly ruthless performance to crush Argentina 73-13 in the opening match of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.After leading 26-6 at the break, the Boks ran riot in the second half, scoring 47 points to the blasts of vuvuzelas before Argentina answered with a late try.Interviewed at the post-match presentations, Springbok skipper Jean de Villiers said: “Obviously we had a lot to play for today, so hopefully we made a lot of people proud.”‘We can improve’He must have been a very satisfied man, but tried to downplay his side’s runaway victory. “There are still areas that we can improve upon,” he reckoned. “I think the try that we let in at the end was a bit disappointing, but there are definitely signs of us evolving and making sure that we take our opportunities.“There were still situations in that game where we created opportunities, but didn’t capitalise on them. But you can’t complain too much when you win 73-13.”Man of the match Adriaan Strauss was more forthcoming with his comments, saying: “It was a great team effort today. We knew that it was going to be very tough and physical, especially the first 20 minutes, and we knew that we had to just chip away at them, and I think everyone had an outstanding game.”Top of the standingsSouth Africa’s massive win, which took them to the top of the Rugby Championship standings – New Zealand has beaten Australia 47-29 in Sydney earlier in the day – was built on a solid scrum and very secure lineout. Indeed, a number of the Springboks’ tries came off of rolling mauls from lineouts near the Pumas’ try line.The fact that nine different players dotted down showed just how effectively and well De Villiers and company moved the ball around.As the match progressed, one could see the confidence of the men in green and gold growing. They played with more freedom, more flair and with fine interaction between forwards and backs.The contest could not have gone much worse for Argentina, who lost the influential Patricio Albacete to a hamstring injury very early in the game. They also did themselves no favours by twice having players sin-binned.Assessing the victoryWhile it was a stirring victory for the Springboks, it is difficult to assess just how good the home team’s performance was. Their remaining five tests in the Rugby Championship will no doubt be far more testing and it is in those games that the Boks’ standing will be more easily revealed.However, having drawn 16-16 with the Pumas the last time the teams met in Mendoza in 2012, the victory in Soweto was a massive boost for the team’s campaign so early in the competition for southern hemisphere (and many would say world) rugby supremacy.For the first 20 minutes, as hooker Strauss accurately forecast, Argentina put up a good fight. They fell behind in the sixth minute to the first of many successful kicks by Morne Steyn. By the end of the contest, he had landed eight out of nine conversions and four out of four penalties for a match haul of 28 points.Pumas’ penaltySteyn landed another penalty before the Pumas made their way onto the scoreboard with a penalty by Felipe Contepomi in the 16th minute.Strong work by Francois Louw at a breakdown, after a high-up-and-under by Steyn earned the Boks another penalty in the 19th minute and the flyhalf once again took a shot at goal. After striking the ball, he turned, knowing it was on target.Strauss took too long to react to the referee’s call of “no hands” at a ruck in the 23rd minute, handing Contempomi an opportunity to reduce the Pumas’ deficit. He took it to make the score South Africa 9, Argentina 6.Duane Vermeulen made a sharp break, running onto a flat ball from Ruan Pienaar. His pass to JJ Engelbrecht, which would have put the centre in the clear, was blocked by Juan Martin Hernandez and the Argentinian defence held. A warning had been sounded that effective action would come later in the match.Pressure toldThe Boks were playing the game in the Pumas’ half and the pressure told when they won another penalty, deep in the 22 from a rolling maul. This time, Steyn, instead of attempting the easy kick at goal, set up a lineout five metres from the tryline.After a clean take, the Springboks drove at the Pumas’ line, but their momentum was stymied by a player in an offsides’ position. The home team kept the ball going, however, and captain Jean de Villiers went over, but was held up. Once more, South Africa had a penalty. Once more they set up a lineout.After driving up to the line, Strauss attempted a pass to Ruan Pienaar on the blind side. Hooker Eusebio Guinazu knocked the ball down, preventing a try. After consulting with the television match official, referee Chris Pollock awarded a penalty try and sent Guinazu to the bin. Steyn knocked over the simple conversion, stretching South Africa’s lead to 16-6 after half-an-hour.Argentina roared onto the attack from the restart and an unkind bounce of the ball fooled Steyn on the cover defence. Left wing Juan Imhoff was, however, caught as he cut inside and when South Africa turned over possession and cleared, the threat was defused for a moment.Broke outA minute later, the Springboks broke out of their 22 after the Pumas had spilled possession while on the attack. Fullback Willie le Roux knocked a chip over a defender and suddenly there were acres of space open as Engelbrecht raced onto the ball, gathered it, and ran through unchallenged for South Africa’s second try. Steyn added the extras to put South Africa well in control at 23-6.The Springboks’ confidence was on the up and they put together a nice backline move that resulted in big Willem Alberts crashing over the try line. An accidental offsides by De Villiers, though, just before Alberts broke free brought the home team back for a penalty. De Villiers pointed to the posts and Steyn did the honours to extend South Africa’s lead by three points.At halftime South Africa led 26-6.Second halfA good, flowing backline movement early in the second half almost saw Willie le Roux breaking through by picking up his own chip, but the Pumas’ cover defence managed to knock the ball into touch to prevent a third Springbok try.Habana then spilled a pass from Le Roux inside the Argentine 22 that would have given him a good shot at a run-in down the right hand flank.When the Pumas conceded a penalty for an early engagement at scrum time, South Africa set up a lineout once more and Strauss, after providing the throw, then bulldozed his way through the middle of the opposition pack to crash over for a try. Steyn was on target from the 15 metre line on the right to increase the South African lead to 27 points.Argentina were by this time looking disjointed and fresh out of ideas. The Springboks had their tails up and were not about to ease the pressure on the visitors.Yellow cardThe Pumas’ night got worse five minutes into the second stanza when eighthman Leonardo Senatore was yellow carded for a tip-tackle on Engelbrecht. The test had turned into a nightmare for coach Santiago Phelan.South Africa kicked for a lineout in the corner, but the South Americans defended the rolling maul well. Still, the Boks maintained possession and pressure. Le Roux sent out a pass to the left, where the green and gold had a two-man overlap, but the pass was missed.Referee Pollock, though, penalised Argentina for being offsides and it was back to a Springbok lineout and drive. This time the Pumas’ defence splintered and Willem Alberts fell over the try line for South Africa’s bonus point-earning fourth try. Steyn missed for the only time in the match, leaving the Springboks in a 38-6 lead.Coach Heyneke Meyer then rang up a few changes, including a return to the green and gold for scrumhalf Fourie du Preez for the first time since the 2011 Rugby World Cup.Intercept tryWith 55 minutes gone, captain De Villiers extended South Africa’s advantage when he anticipated an inside pass from Argentina and intercepted to run clear and score just to the right of the posts. Steyn added two more points to push the home team’s total up to 45 points.South Africa’s confidence was sky high. Forwards and backs were combining superbly and even went it went wrong for the Boks the shell-shocked Pumas couldn’t capitalise, knocking on when an advantage beckoned.De Villiers then sliced his way through the Argentine midfield and looked out wide for support. Patrick Lambie, on for Le Roux, took the pass and then laid off inside to Bryan Habana, who was dragged down just short of the try line. Du Preez was on hand, though, to pick up and dive over to take the Springboks to 50 points. Steyn continued his metronomic accuracy with a successful conversion, making it 52-6.Habana’s 51st test tryNext, Lambie made a lovely break before Eben Etzebeth smashed his way forward. Du Preez, showing the excellent vision that has always served him so well, found Habana wide on the right with a hard, flat pass, leaving the speedy winger with an easy run-in for his 51st test try. Steyn knocked over another kick as the hosts’ lead grew to 53 points.When South Africa won a heel against the head, they moved the ball to the left with impressive speed. Jan Serfontein made a break and when the ball came back inside from Morne Steyn Duane Vermeulen powered his way through a big gap for yet another Springbok try. Steyn converted from wide on the left and Heyneke Meyer’s charges led 66-6.South African recordA collapsed scrum cost Argentina a penalty and there was no was hesitation from the home team as Steyn set up a lineout close to the Pumas’ try line. A very convincing driving maul from the Springboks ended with Bismarck du Plessis crashing over for a try. It was a South African record seventh for a hooker. Almost inevitably, Steyn landed his kick from a tough angle.Serfontein broke through the in the midfield again, but a poor pass to Habana prevented another five-pointer for the rampant home team.With a minute left, Argentina claimed a consolation try. For the first time in the half they managed to put some meaningful phases together and eventually Contepomi was on hand to receive the try-scoring pass. He converted his own try and the final whistle sounded.Final score: South Africa 73, Argentina 13.last_img read more

Enterprise Startup Spotlight: Okta Brings Single Sign-on and Access Control to the Cloud

first_imgklint finley Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Okta was founded in 2008 by two former Salesforce.com executives to solve an emerging problem for organizations using cloud services: user management and access control. Okta integrates with Active Directory, Google Apps and other user management and access control systems to provide single sign-on and access control services for software-as-a-services (SaaS). According to co-founder and President Frederic Kerrest, Okta supports hundreds of services and that number is growing weekly.Some of the services that you can manage with Okta include:ADPCisco WebexConcurFacebookGoogle AppsLinkedInSalesforce.comSuccessFactorsTwitterOkta acts a bridge between an enterprise access control system and all the various cloud systems that may be in use. For example, one Okta customer, Enterasys, integrated Salesforce.com with its Active Directory. But Enterasys soon realized it would have to build similar integrations for each and every SaaS it used in the future. Okta makes this easier by allowing a company to build one integration – with Okta – and manage all future connections through Okta.Kerrest met Okta CEO and co-founder Todd McKinnon while working at Salesforce.com. Kerrest worked in business development and sales, and McKinnon was SVP of engineering.While there are many companies working on data integration in the cloud, such as SnapLogic, the identity management and access control space is just getting started. Okta is certainly a company to watch. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#saas Related Posts last_img read more

Australia union calls for equal World Cup prize money

first_imgMOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP The union is “determined to making real and lasting progress on behalf of them,” FIFPro said.Prize money is just one equity issue that is getting attention ahead of the World Cup, which opens Friday. Twenty-four teams will compete in the monthlong tournament, which concludes with the final in Lyon on July 7.The U.S. women’s national team, the defending champion, has collectively filed a lawsuit alleging gender discrimination by the U.S. Soccer Federation.The first women’s Ballon d’Or winner, Ada Hegerberg, is not playing for Norway because of what she believes is a general disregard for the women’s national team by that country’s federation.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Konta sweeps Stephens off the court to reach French semis DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport FILE – In this April 20, 2018, file photo, Australia’s Samantha Kerr, left, fights for control of the ball against Japan’s Nana Ichise , bottom right, during the AFC Jordan 2018 Women’s Asian Cup final in Amman, Jordan. The Women’s World Cup kicks off Friday, June 7, 2019, in Paris. Twenty-four teams will traverse France for the next month in pursuit of soccer’s most prestigious trophy. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh, File)The Australian players’ union has called on FIFA to award the same prize money for the Women’s World Cup that is provided for the men’s tournament.Professional Footballers Australia launched a website to bring the campaign to light.ADVERTISEMENT “Women national team players around the world should receive equal treatment to their male national team counterparts; this should include their travel and accommodation as well as their medical treatment and financial compensation,” the statement said.In a letter to FIFA last week, the PFA asked that the prize money be raised immediately. The FIFA Congress is being held in Paris ahead of the start of the Women’s World Cup.The PFA first raised the issue with FIFA in letter last year after the increased prize money was announced. In the most recent letter, they said the prize money should be immediately raised by $27 million — the total of the increased gap in prize money between the women’s tournament in France and the men’s tournament in Qatar.“We suggest that, at a minimum, the FIFA Council take the opportunity to increase the Prize Money to be awarded to the participating teams by $27 million to a total of $57 million. This will at least address the exacerbation of FIFA’s discriminatory conduct,” the PFA letter said. “We can then meet in good faith after the tournament to discuss how to fully realize FIFA’s statutory, regulatory and policy commitments to non-discrimination and the fulfillment of the internationally recognized human rights of the players.”There was no indication that FIFA would address the matter before the tournament. FIFPro said FIFA has agreed to start negotiating new conditions for women’s national team players after the World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “FIFA should reward female and male players equally because it is the right thing to do,” the campaign states. “The achievement of becoming world champion in the world’s greatest game should be treated with equal respect for both genders.”The prize money for the Women’s World Cup is $30 million, with $4 million going to the champion. That is double the prize money that was awarded for the 2015 World Cup in Canada.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHowever, it is just a fraction of the $400 million in prize money for last year’s men’s World Cup in Russia. France, the winner of the tournament, was awarded $38 million. The prize money for the 2022 men’s World Cup in Qatar will be $440 million.On Tuesday, international players’ union FIFPro issued a statement in support of the PFA. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View commentslast_img read more