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Home Prices Post Gains in February

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save April 1, 2014 685 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home Prices Post Gains in February Home / Daily Dose / Home Prices Post Gains in February CoreLogic Foreclosures Home Price Index Home Prices Market Projections 2014-04-01 Colin Robins About Author: Colin Robins The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago CoreLogic released its Home Price Index (HPI) for February, which found that home prices increased by 12.2 percent from the previous year. The CoreLogic figure includes home prices of distressed sales, and represents 24 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in home prices nationally.Home prices month-over-month also increased, posting a .8 percent gain compared to January, 2014. The monthly figure includes distressed sales.14 states showed double-digit year-over-year growth in February. Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, Texas, and the District of Columbia all reached new home price highs, with 22 states at or within 10 percent of their price peaks.”As the spring home-buying season kicks off, house price appreciation continues to be strong,” said Dr. Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic. “Although prices should remain strong in the near term due to a short supply of homes on the market, price increases should moderate over the next year as home equity releases pent-up supply.”Without distressed sales, which consist of REO properties and short sales, the HPI revealed slightly lower gains.Home prices excluding distressed sales increased 10.7 percent in February from the previous year, and .9 percent from the previous month. All 50 states and the District of Columbia showed year-over-year appreciation when excluding distressed sales, according to CoreLogic.”February marks two straight years of year-over-year gains in national prices across the United States,” said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “The consistent upward movement in home prices should ultimately prove to be an important stimulant for higher levels of sustained market activity and growth in the housing economy.”CoreLogic also announced a new forecast feature to its report, offering projections for upcoming months. The company projected prices to increase .5 percent in March.Additionally, the home prices with distressed sales are estimated to increase 10.5 percent year-over-year from March, 2013 to March, 2014.CoreLogic projects home prices excluding distressed sales will increase 9.3 percent in March year-over-year, and .4 percent month-over-month.Including distressed sales, the five states with the highest home price appreciation were California (+19.8 percent), Nevada (+18.5 percent), Georgia (+14.2 percent), Oregon (+13.8 percent) and Michigan (+13.5 percent).Excluding distressed sales, the five states with the highest home price appreciation were California (+15.9 percent), Nevada (+14.6 percent), Florida (+13.1 percent), Washington (+11.5 percent) and Hawaii (+11.5 percent). Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Tagged with: CoreLogic Foreclosures Home Price Index Home Prices Market Projections Subscribecenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Massachusetts Foreclosure Activity Decreases in February Next: Consumer Complaints to CFPB Nearly Double in 2013  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

A BIT OF COMMON SENSE ON GUNS

first_imgRaging Moderate by Will DurstIf the goal is to cause both sides of the political spectrum to quiver, twitch and shake like a raccoon clinging to the outside of a cement mixer speeding through a railroad yard, just casually throw out the term, “gun control,” and step back. The left considers all guns the reprehensible tool of warriors, criminals and primitives, while in most of red state America, the definition of gun control is using two hands and hitting the target.Then some addled-brained, flippo-unit actually uses those techniques to take out a bunch of innocent people, and the blowback starts with a debate about how big our guns should be, further restrictions on who can purchase them and whether we need to know the identity and shoe size of the purchasers.Yes, we do. For crum’s sakes, you need to present identification to apply for a card to take a book out of a library. Admittedly, in the right hands, a book can be more dangerous than a gun, but they hardly ever put holes in people’s bodies that the blood leaks out of way too quick.With increasing frequency, these body counts shoot north into double digits, which triggers a discussion of banning these high-powered, personal weapons of destruction. For a minute. Then the Republicans kowtow to the perverted wishes of their cruel masters, the NRA, which thinks the best way to avoid school shootings is to ban schools.This same NRA commanded their lapdogs to prevent research into gun-related deaths. That’s right, Republicans have refused to allow the funding of government-related, gun-death research. Which is a shame, since America has a surplus of raw data. You could say we are dead solid center of the gun-related death universe. It’s like talking about sandwiches in Philadelphia but prohibiting any mention of the cheesesteak. As Holland is to tulips, the U.S. is to gun deaths.In the wake of these horrific tragedies, conservatives then predictably go straight to the handbook of NRA generated talking points to say the same things over and over. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.” “None of this would have happened if the gay Hispanic dancers were armed.” “Assault weapons can be used as legitimate hunting rifles.”Really? That’s your argument? Because, okay, it makes a sort of sense. You can also use a chainsaw to cut butter, thought it might get a little messy around muffin time. Come to think of it, a hand grenade will signal the end of recess. Doorbells can be rung with 12-pound sledgehammers. Once.They’re called “assault weapons” for a reason. They’re not “tucking kiddies into bed” rifles. They’re for assaults. Yes, the Second Amendment guarantees a well-regulated militia the right to bear arms, but at the time our Founding Fathers were talking about citizen-soldiers wielding one-shot muskets, not terrorist-wannabees brandishing HK MG4s capable of shooting 800 .45 caliber bullets in under a minute with a range of a half a mile.Hunting weapons? Seriously? What are you hunting? Tanks? A herd of triceratops? Can you imagine someone putting a full clip into a deer at 30 yards? You’d end up with venison jerky. In noun and verb forms. Jerky being the operative word here.——— FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Clyde Allen Perfect

first_imgClyde Allen Perfect, 87, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 surrounded by family. He was born on May 23, 1933 in Delaware County, Ohio, the first child of the late Leroy and Esther Perfect.Clyde graduated from Colerain High School where he met his wife, Ella Mae Smith. They married in 1952, settled in Colerain Township and started a family. During this time Clyde built Perfect Brickwork, a successful brick contracting business. In 1965 they moved with their 5 children to a farm on Tanner’s Creek near Guilford, Indiana. With the help of his wife and children, Clyde created Perfect Stock Farm and raised cattle and crops, while still operating the brick business in Cincinnati. In 1980, Clyde and his family opened Perfect North Slopes ski area on their 200-acre farm. Perfect North Slopes has grown into one of the most successful ski areas in the Midwest, and a major employer in the community.Clyde was passionately involved with the Dearborn County 4-H organization. He was one of the top buyers at Kiwanis Livestock Auction where he volunteered as a sale ringman for over 50 years. He also assisted the Miller York Volunteer Fire Department with fundraising, and hosted many family reunions and parties at the ski area. He was proud of his family, and especially enjoyed his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.He is survived by his devoted wife of 68 years, Ella Mae Perfect; daughter, Tarry Feiss (husband Todd); son, Chip Perfect (wife Ellen); son, Ken Perfect (wife Sharon); daughter, Penny Rollins (husband Jerry); daughter, Jill Guzman (husband David); 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.Friends of the family are invited to celebrate Clyde’s life on Monday, August 31, 2020. The service will be held in the parking area of Perfect North Slopes. Please arrive between 5:30 – 6:00 pm. The remarks will be broadcast on an FM station, so everyone can remain in their vehicles and listen. The Service will begin at 6:00 pm. Following the service we would ask everyone to pass by Ella Mae and the family in their cars as they exit.The interment will be private in the Perfect Family Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Dearborn County 4-H, Miller York Volunteer Fire Department, or Volunteers in Medicine of Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland Counties. Contributions may be sent to Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, IN. 47001Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

ICC World Cup Neesham urges Indian fans to resell World Cup final tickets

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has urged the heartbroken Indian fans to resell their World Cup finals ticket on the ICC’s official platform. Hopeful Indian fans had booked the tickets to Sunday’s World Cup final in a bid to witness Virat Kohli and his men lift the trophy.However, after India were knocked out of the tournament in the semifinals, the fans face a choice between watching the final between hosts England and New Zealand or skipping the match and selling their tickets. In a heartfelt request, Neesham requested the Indian supporters to spare a thought for fans of England and New Zealand.”Dear Indian cricket fans. If you don’t want to come to the final anymore then please be kind and resell your tickets via the official platform. I know it’s tempting to try to make a large profit but please give all genuine cricket fans a chance to go, not just the wealthy,” Neesham wrote on his Twitter handle.Here’s the Tweet: Recently, the International Cricket Council came out with a ‘return policy’ wherein fans can get a full refund if they return their tickets.After six weeks of supreme battle on the cricket field, ICC World Cup 2019 has come down to final clash at the Lord’s Cricket Ground as the host-England will take on New Zealand with both teams aiming for maiden World Cup title. The finalists have struggled in various junctures during the league phase but they have been able to come out strong to knock India and Australia out of the contention. England will be hoping to become the 3rd team in succession to win the World Cup at home which will be a reward to their evolution in ODIs post their 2015 CWC.New Zealand, on the other hand, will make a World Cup final appearance for the second consecutive time. The last World Cup final experience for the backcaps has been a forgettable one but they will definitely try to make the opportunity count and eventually make it as memorable stint. (With Inputs: PTI)center_img New Zealand and England eye first World Cup title. New Zeland has reached semi-finals two consecutive times in World Cup. The home of cricket will host the final between England and New Zealand. last_img read more

Johannes Pieles could be the spark Syracuse needs on offense

first_img Published on November 16, 2016 at 12:18 am Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ In his first weekend of college soccer, Johannes Pieles tallied an assist, a multi-score game and a game-winner in double overtime. Then he notched another game-winner against Hofstra and helped break a scoreless first half with a nifty pass against No. 15 Boston College.Pieles had accounted for half of Syracuse’s goals three games into the year.“When he came over people were thinking like, who’s this guy?” senior midfielder Oyvind Alseth said.That soon changed for Pieles, who hails from a small town outside of Munich, Germany. The 6-foot-1, 173-pound freshman forward had been one of Syracuse’s most dangerous threats. But for the second half of the year — until SU’s Atlantic Coast Conference tournament game at Clemson — he had been scrapped from the starting lineup.Back at starting forward, Pieles could bolster Syracuse’s (11-3-4, 3-2-3 Atlantic Coast) offense like he did early in the season, when he earned the starting job over redshirt junior Kenny Lassiter. The Orange begins the NCAA tournament Sunday at 2 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium against either Dartmouth or St. Francis Brooklyn.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPieles’ unpredictability and fearlessness made him invaluable for Syracuse early on. His impact had been at the center of an SU unit off to its best start in program history. He started in all but one of the Orange’s first 12 games.He would often call for the ball in or around the 18-yard box. He’d receive it and either glide it to open teammates or look for an open space to dribble. But Pieles’ style of play also made him more likely to make mistakes, part of why he lost his starting spot after SU’s loss at Louisville last month.Playing up front, Pieles has conceded some balls and missed defensive assignments and missed wide on shots. Pieles hasn’t scored on his last 22 tries and hasn’t recorded a point since Sept. 16. SU defender Mo Adams, pointed to the ACC’s defenses as to why Pieles’ production slowed.“The first few games he didn’t know what to expect,” Adams said.Pieles earned a start at Clemson, though, after he and Kyle Gurrieri, who’s played in each of SU’s last three games, stayed in the gym for extra sessions. McIntyre rewarded Gurrieri with the opportunity to travel with the team and Pieles with the start. At Clemson, Pieles just missed a shot on goal that could have won the game.The play mirrored the maturity and skill Pieles showed from the first week, when he anticipated a fast-break opportunity after Liam Callahan found a ball near midfield. Pieles broke toward the 18-yard box while Callahan passed it to Kenny Lassiter. Lassiter hit Pieles in stride, leading to a two-man game.Pieles split the middle before rifling a scorcher back to Lassiter in the box. It was an advanced play for the freshman, who had sensed the break several passes earlier. Despite his hiccups, Pieles’ nine points places third on the team and his 35 shots are second only to senior forward Chris Nanco’s 51.“Well, anytime somebody scores a couple of goals and gets the game winner in overtime, that’s not a bad way to start your opening weekend at Syracuse,” head coach Ian McIntyre said. “And he’s still finding his feet. He’ll get sharper. He’ll get better.” Commentslast_img read more

Drake Rowing Adds Six High School Student-Athletes for 2018-19

first_imgThe final member of the class is local product, Smith, from Dowling Catholic who is a member of the Des Moines Rowing Club. She was a two-year letterwinner for the Maroons’ softball team. Smith’s parents, Pat and Sue, each graduated from Drake. Cook-Burton attends Bishop Lynch High School and is a member of the Dallas United Crew Club. She helped her club’s lightweight 8 and 4 boats finish first at the 2017 Texas Rowing Championship. Her mother, Audrey, is a Drake graduate. “Matt Baldino is Jacqueline’s coach and he does a great job of preparing his athletes for college,” DiSilvestro said. “I am so impressed with her quiet work ethic. She is not vocal in her leadership but works incredibly hard. Jacqueline will be a very strong addition to our team.” “Meghan comes from Sebastian and is another high-energy rower,” DiSilvestro said. “We got to know her team through our winter training camp down there. The way their team prepares their athletes is really good for college rowing. I love Meghan’s toughness and am excited to have her join the team.” “Grace is our first-ever recruit to come from Texas,” DiSilvestro said. “She is high energy and you can’t spend five minutes with her without being excited. I love having athletes with that level of energy. It is infectious and Grace will be a great addition to our team.” “Kate rows for Roger Huffman and Roger trains his athletes like they’re already in college,” DiSilvestro said. “So, they’re ready right away for the work load. What really impressed me was her maturity during the recruiting process. Kate is very organized, and knew what she wanted academically and with the team. She will be a great addition.” Bigus attends Loyola Academy and is a member of its rowing team. She helped Loyola’s 1st varsity 8 boat claim third place at the prestigious Scholastic Rowing Association Championship of America National Championship last spring. Bigus was a member of several of the academy’s varsity 8 boats that won races at the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championship the past two years. Faria attends Sebastian River High School and is a member of its rowing team. She is a four-year letterwinner in golf and rowing. On the water, Faria has helped the Great White Sharks win several races. Froeschner attends Iowa City High School and rows for the Hawkeye Community Rowing Club. She is a four-year member of the Little Hawks’ swimming team. Johnson attends Homestead High School and is a member of the Milwaukee Rowing Club. She chose Drake for the endless opportunities offered by academics and athletics. “Clara is our first Iowa City recruit,” DiSilvestro said. “Her club isn’t a big club but with her work ethic that her coaches shared with me and her love of our sport were things that I knew would be great additions to our team.” “Maddie is our first Des Moines Rowing Club recruit,” DiSilvestro said. “I have been able to watch her quite a bit out on the river with the club. I really respect her decision to stay close to home and it will allow her parents to watch her rowing experience up close. I have gotten to know her family and know they will be a great addition to our rowing family.” Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University rowing team has added JacquelineBigus (Chicago, Ill.), Grace Cook-Burton (Dallas, Texas), Megan Faria (Vero Beach, Fla.), Clara Froeschner (Iowa City, Iowa), Kate Johnson (Mequon, Wis.) and Maddie Smith (Des Moines, Iowa) for the 2018-19 season, head coach Charlie DiSilvestro announced Friday, Dec. 7.last_img read more

Eye on Io

first_imgJupiter’s volcanic moon Io continues to erupt, its heat flowing into science journals.  Planetary scientists are mapping its surface and devising new ideas about what drives its activity.    A paper in Icarus presented a new global geologic map of Io’s surface.1  The most common feature is plains (65.8%), followed by lava flow fields (28.5%, about a third of which are currently active), with a few mountains (3.2%) and patera floors (volcanic depressions, 2.5%).  These paterae account for 64% of Io’s hot spots.  The mountains and volcanoes appear evenly distributed by longitude, whereas there is a slight dropoff of lava flows in the polar regions.  This was the first complete map of Io from Galileo data at 1:15M scale (1 km per pixel).  Detailed surface mapping is essential for contemplating Io’s interior.    This little moon, about the size of Earth’s moon, is the most volcanically active body in the solar system (12/03/2007, 05/04/2004).  What makes it pop, with dozens of volcanoes active at a time, spewing out 100 times more lava than all Earth’s volcanoes combined?  A new theory by Krishan Khurana [UCLA] and a team from UCLA, UC Santa Cruz and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor is that Io has a global subsurface ocean of magma.  Space.com and PhysOrg featured the theory published in Science.2    The team inferred the presence of a global conducting layer based on magnetometer data from the Galileo mission.  They estimate that 20-30 miles below the crust, a layer of molten rock 30 miles deep produces the magnetic signature.  They did not address, however, questions about how the molten material erupts onto the surface without plate tectonics, or why heavy elements seen in the ultramafic lavas remain near the surface rather than having dropped deep into the interior billions of years ago.1.  Williams et al, “Volcanism on Io: New Insights from Global Geologic Mapping,” Icarus paper available online 05/13/2011, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.05.007.2.  Khurana et al, “Evidence of a Global Magma Ocean in Io’s Interior,” Science Express, published online 12 May 2011.Stranger than Io’s volcanoes and the geysers of Enceladus is a phenomenon under the skulls of planetary scientists, where an unseen layer of liquid thought, worrying about how such activity could persist for billions of years, never seems to rise to the surface.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

South Africa’s footnote in NFL history

first_imgGary Anderson, kicker extraordinaire, nearly 43 years of age, and one of only three men to play in 300 games in an NFL career, has played in the league since 1982. Gary Anderson, kicker extraordinaire, was born in Parys and raised in Durban, South Africa. (Image: Flickr)Brand South Africa ReporterIt is well known that South Africa has produced some of the all-time greats of golf, cricket and rugby – golfers Bobby Locke and Gary Player, cricketers Mike Procter and Graeme Pollock, and rugby players Frik du Preez and Naas Botha are among those that spring to mind.Less well known is the fact that a man seemingly destined for American football’s Hall of Fame, the scorer of the most points in the history of the NFL – the professional American football league that culminates in the spectacular Superbowl every year – was born in Parys and raised in Durban, South Africa.Gary Anderson, kicker extraordinaire, nearly 43 years of age, and one of only three men to play in 300 games in an NFL career, has played in the league since 1982. He leads all NFL players with 2 133 points over his 20-year career, and holds the incredible record of going through an entire season – 1998 – without missing a single kick, making 94 out of 94 shots at goal.In that year, Anderson was a key figure in the the Minnesota Vikings’ run to the NFC Championship game, his 164 points breaking the NFL record for single-season scoring by a kicker and earning him his fourth career selection to the Pro Bowl.The Vikings’ elected this year not to re-sign the SA-born veteran, a decision that may have turned on the NFL’s complicated rules limiting the amount that any one team can spend on players’ salaries.It is interesting to note that Anderson attributes his great powers of concentration to his time in South Africa. Playing cricket at school, he was an opening batsman and, as he explains: “Cricket takes one full day to play out. Each team only bats once at the high school level, and if you make just one mistake, you’re out.“I was always the first batsman, and I remember from a very young age I always hated to make a mistake and then sit around and watch for a couple of hours while the rest of your team mates finished up that particular innings. The whole concentration part of cricket always helped me.”Hearing how the future Hall of Famer stumbled on the game leaves one with a sense that it was all predestined. His family moved from South Africa to Pennsylvania in 1978 after he finished high school.His father had played professional soccer, and Gary too was good at the game. Curious to see how an American football compared to a soccer ball, he got his hands on some pigskins one day and took them down to the local high school field to see how they travelled when kicked – more like a rugby ball or more like a soccer ball?A man approached him and starting chatting. He turned out to be the local school’s coach, and was interested in signing Anderson up. The coach was also a friend of highly respected coach Dick Vermeil of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles. He arranged a tryout for Anderson with the Eagles when, as Anderson admitted, “I didn’t even know what football was”.As it happened there were coaches from various colleges watching the Eagles’ practice that day and, after some good words from Vermeil, Anderson was offered scholarships from a number of the universities. He chose Syracuse in New York State. In his final year playing for the Orangemen, Anderson set a college record when he was successful with 97.4% of his kicks (18 of 19 attempts), and was named to the All-American College team.When the professional football draft came round, the Buffalo Bills selected Anderson, but when they released him during training camp the Pittsburgh Steelers pounced and signed him up. It proved to be the Bills’ loss and the Steelers’ gain. Anderson played nine games in his first season in Steel City, scored 52 points, and was named to the NFL All-Rookie team at season’s end.The following season Anderson totalled 119 points, leading the American Football Conference (the NFL is divided into two conferences, the winners of which advance to the Superbowl) in scoring. He was named Most Valuable Player on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster and earned selection to the Pro Bowl, the All Star game at the end of the season to honour the top players in the game.In 1984 he led all scorers in the AFC once more and set a team record for the longest field goal with a successful 55-yard kick against the San Diego Chargers. In 1985 Anderson was again the leading scorer in the conference, becoming the first player since Gino Capeletti (1963-66) to win the scoring title for three consecutive seasons. His 139 points for the season was a new Steelers record, as were his 33 field goals, 18 consecutive successful field goal attempts and five successful field goals in a game.1986 brought Anderson the one-hundredth successful field goal of his career, a mark he achieved as the most accurate kicker in NFL history. The following year he was named as an alternate (reserve) for the Pro Bowl.In 1988 Anderson had his fourth season of scoring over 100 points, finishing with 118, the third-highest total in the league. He improved on his team record by kicking six out of six field goals for the Steelers against the Broncos and finished the game with 21 points, becoming the first kicker from the AFC to achieve the feat. His streak of successful point after tries (kicks after touchdown) was brought to an end at 202.Anderson became the highest points scorer in Steelers history in 1989, scoring 91 points in the season. In 1990 he improved on that mark by one point, scoring 92.He reached the 100 point mark again in 1991, finishing the season on that mark exactly and in the process becoming the 19th player in the history of the NFL to score 1 000 career points. In 1992 Anderson’s points output improved to 113, third best in the AFC, while in 1993 he scored 116 points. He was selected to the Pro Bowl once more after successfully converting 93.3% of his field goal attempts.Anderson missed just five kicks all season in 1994, scoring 104 points to top the 100-point mark for the eighth time. The following year he contributed 98 points as the Steelers made it into the playoffs, where he established an NFL record for consecutive field goals made and team records for points in a game and point after attempts successfully made in a game.Anderson became the fourth-highest scorer in NFL history in 1996 after a season in which he scored 115 points. He missed only four kicks all season, making 25 of 29 field goals and 40 of 40 point after tries.There was a change of scenery for Anderson in 1997, away from the cold of Pittsburgh to the warmth of San Francisco, when he joined the 49ers as a free agent. He scored 125 points for his new team, finishing third in the NFL in scoring.It was back to cold weather again in 1998 when Anderson joined the Minnesota Vikings. Playing in a dome seemed to agree with his game, and he made every one of the 94 kicks he attempted that season. He was a unanimous choice on numerous All Star teams and to the Pro Bowl.His 14 field goal successes from more than 40 yards tied the NFL record, and he became only the 14th player in Vikings’ history to score more than 100 points. His 164 points were the most by a kicker in the history of the league and the second-most points ever scored in a season, bettered only by the Green Bay Packers’ Paul Hornung, who not only kicked for his team but was also a star running back, thus giving him more than one means of scoring.Anderson started the 1999 season slowly but finished with 103 points, including making a number of clutch kicks to earn the Vikings wins over Chicago in overtime, and over Denver with one second left in the game.In 2000 he became the highest scorer in NFL history when he scored 11 points against Buffalo, taking him past the record of the legendary George Blanda. Anderson enjoyed an excellent season, making 67 out of 68 kicks, the one miss being a blocked effort against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.His points total fell to 74 in 2001 as the Vikings experienced a poor season, resulting in Anderson having only 14 field goal tries all season.Today, Anderson’s life in snowy Minnesota is a far cry from the sun and surf of Durban, and he recalls, while at Syracuse, thinking to himself: “What is a South African soccer player doing, diving in the snow at football practice, at snowy Syracuse University?” The answer to that question is written in the record books of the NFL.By the way, after all this time, Anderson still maintains a solid South African accent!Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

How Facebook Blew Its Chance To Become A Real Development Platform

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… readwrite Tags:#app developers#Facebook#now#software platform Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Back in 2007, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Facebook Platform to developers, promising that it would allow them to build applications that could tap Facebook’s social graph, access its users, and essentially compete on a level playing field with tools from Facebook itself.Very little of that happened. As PandoDaily’s Hamish McKenzie explains in a long feature, Facebook kept moving the goalposts on developers who accepted its challenge—adding competitive new features of its own here, for instance, or revoking access to key programming interfaces (i.e., APIs) there. All this amounts to a huge missed opportunity, McKenzie argues—one that could have put Facebook on an even footing with Google and Apple.As McKenzie writes:If you had to boil it down to one sentence, you could say that Facebook’s platform never reached its potential because of the company’s complicated and mercurial relationship with developers. Over the years, Facebook has exhibited a pattern of capriciousness that has eroded developers’ faith in the idea that the platform could be a stable environment on which to build a business. Whether it be through too-sweeping rule changes that penalized trustworthy apps for the sins of a few bad actors, or disregard for expectations about what it would or wouldn’t build itself, Facebook created a situation that, for many, proved untenable. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

London Olympics: South Korea wins gold in women’s team archery

first_imgSouth Korea won its seventh consecutive Olympic gold medal in the women’s team archery competition on Sunday, beating China in a rainy final. Ki Bo-Bae shot the decisive nine-pointer to take the Koreans to 210 points, with the Chinese registering 209.Korea and China, the finalists in Beijing four years ago, went into the halfway stage all square, but the Chinese flagged in the final end as Xu Jing hit consecutive eights to hand the initiative to Korea.By that stage the Koreans already had a two-point lead with an arrow adjudged to have fallen in the 10-point zone rather than nine.It was a seventh straight gold for the Koreans.Japan took third place earlier on Sunday in a bronze medal playoff against Russia for its first-ever podium in the event.Ksenia Perova shot an eight when Russia needed a ten to remain in the bronze medal match, handing third place to the Japanese who won 209-207.The other members of the Russian team were Inna Stepanova and Kristina Timofeeva.Japan’s lineup was Kaori Kawanaka, Ren Hayakawa and Miki Kanie.last_img read more

8 days agoArsenal management rubbish injury doubts for William Saliba

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal management rubbish injury doubts for William Salibaby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal management have rubbished injury doubts for William Saliba.There’s been claims from The Athletic of concerns regarding the defender’s ‘groin strength’.But the Metro says the club are confident he will be ready to compete for a first-team spot next season. Saliba joined Arsenal from St Etienne in the summer and was immediately loaned back to the French club.But Arsenal soon got a chance to have a closer look at the 18-year-old centre-back as he visited their London Colney training base after being ruled out of the first seven games of the season with a hamstring injury.Saliba eventually made his return to action in Ligue 1, making his first three appearances of the season prior to the current international break. last_img read more