These Are the Most Dangerous U.S. Cities

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Staff Writer Tagged with: Blight crime rates dangerous cities NeighborhoodScout Vacancy rates NeighborhoodScout, a web-based analytics platform, recently released its 2018 list of the Top 100 Most Dangerous U.S. Cities.They compiled the list by examining violent crime reports of cities with a minimum population of 25,000. They then took the number of crimes reported in the city, along with the population total, and divided by 1,000 to determine the crime rate.Violent crimes used for this analysis include murder, rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. The calculations made from these reported incidents gives a rate for violent crime per 1,000 residents.CEO and Founder of NeighborhoodScout, Dr. Andrew Schiller, said smaller, industrial-satellite cities continue to struggle with crime.“Limited economic opportunity plays a role in such communities and highlights the divide between the safe bedroom communities within large metro areas near major urban centers like Boston, Chicago, and New York, and the high-crime industrial-satellite communities,” Schiller said.The list shows Monroe, Louisiana, as the most dangerous city in 2018. Monroe, a medium-sized city with 49,297 people, is situated about 100 miles away from two larger cities—Shreveport, Louisiana (194,920 people), and Jackson, Mississippi (169,148 people). In comparison to the rest of the country, Monroe is considered lower middle class and has a relatively high rate of people living in poverty.One major factor affecting Monroe is the lack of a large business and economic center within reasonable commuting distance, which makes it more difficult for residents there to find higher paying jobs. The city’s above-average housing vacancy rate, along with a lower quality of public schools, reduces economic activity in the area and makes attracting and retaining skilled workers more difficult.Other cities with similar scenarios to Monroe include Chester, Pennsylvania, and Homestead, Florida.NeighborhoodScout data also shows states with the highest number of dangerous cities. According to the data, Michigan has the largest number of Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S. with nine coming from that state. Other states with high counts of dangerous cities include Illinois (5), California (7), and Florida (8).NeighborhoodScout’s crime data analysis is the most comprehensive study available due to it factoring in crimes reported by every local law enforcement agency in the country. March 8, 2018 8,398 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Fed’s Beige Book Builds Case for Further Rate Hikes Next: Housing Industry Experts Weigh in on Import Tariffs The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / These Are the Most Dangerous U.S. Cities Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Blight crime rates dangerous cities NeighborhoodScout Vacancy rates 2018-03-08 Staff Writer Share Save Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily These Are the Most Dangerous U.S. Citieslast_img read more

Apple appeal

first_imgThis apple flan, flavoured with lemon zest and cinnamon, makes a spectacular autumnal dessert. Although very simple, if care is taken with the presentation, it has great visual appeal and can command a premium price. Basic ingredientsSweetpasteCinnamon pasteFrangipane mixApple pie fillingApplesApricot glaze 1 Line eight-inch or 10-inch rings with sweetpaste and bake blind for about 10 minutes. Cool on a rack.2 Spread a thin layer of cinnamon paste over the base of the flan case.3 Pipe a ring of frangipane/almond cake mix around the edge of the flan (approx 15mm thick) so it comes up to two-thirds of the height of the flan case. The frangipane acts as a ’support’ to the pastry as well as tasting good!4 Fill the flan with apple mix. We use Mackle Bramley apple and mix it with chunks of fresh apples, cinnamon, lemon zest and raisins.5 Peel and core the apples and slice into thin (2mm) rings – we use an electric slicer. Carefully lay out the apple rings on the top of the mix. Ensure that they generously overlap to allow for shrinkage during baking and that they sit under the rim of the pastry case. Brush with a little melted butter.7 Dust with fine icing sugar.8 Bake at 170ºC for about 40 minutes, cool and then glaze with an apricot jam or gel.last_img read more

Research and analysis: Understanding the provision of occupational health and work-related musculoskeletal services

first_img interviews with experts in the field of OH and musculoskeletal (MSK) services a semi-structured survey of private providers of occupational health on their commissioning practices, capacity, quality measures and marketing case studies of private providers of occupational health, employers that purchased their services and employees that had used the services a survey of both private and NHS providers of occupational health on their workforce characteristics a survey with Clinical Commissioning Groups on their musculoskeletal service provision for the working age population Occupational health (OH) was defined as advisory and support services which help to maintain and promote employee health and wellbeing. OH services support organisations to achieve these goals by providing direct support and advice to employees and managers, as well as support at the organisational level. For example to improve work environments and cultures.The multi-method programme of research included: The findings of the research will help inform future policy development into the reform of occupational health.Authors: Angus Tindle, Lorna Adams, Isabel Kearney, Zainab Hazel and Sam Stroud (IFF Research).last_img read more

Wellington girls are 3-2 embarking on an important stretch next week

first_imgL SNIPES517101012 J LEDESMA52.24.81.10.9 SN: You lost to Andale by 4 points. Some of us, including Sumner Newscow, thought that was a good performance.Adams: Our coaching staff was impressed by winning all the hustle stats over another really good Andale team.  Andale always makes it difficult for you to score so when we went to the free throw line, we just didn’t take advantage and the girls know that.Again, we felt like we let one slip away up there.  Our kids played their hearts out and there where tears in the locker room after this one. K WHALEY55110022 C WILLIAMS3010.30.3 A LEWELLEN543003 SN: Looking ahead, what do you think are some of the key match ups you’ll see this month?Adams: Well, we open with a very well coached and talented Clearwater squad at home and will get to see Bryna Vogel for the first time.She is a matchup nightmare so we’ll see what we come up with to try and slow her down. You’re not going to just stop her from scoring but we’ll try and make her earn every point.  I believe we have Augusta and Circle that follow but to be honest, I have only really watched Clearwater.After five road games to start the season, we are anxious for out home opener and would love to see the stands full that night.•••••The stats for the season up to this point are as follows: PLAYERGAMES2 pt FGM2 pt FGA2 pt FG%3 pt FGM3 PT FGA3 pt FG %FTMFTAFT % WELLINGTON LADY CRUSADER BASKETBALL STATSTHRU 5 GAMES H WRIGHT53.12.81.61.2 J LEDESMA541233%000%3560% SN: You opened with a 16-point loss to Haven, but have played well since. Do you agree? Adams:  I agree.  The staff knew that the Haven game would very difficult for two reasons.  First, they are a 20-win squad from last year and return three starters.  Second, Haven was playing their third game of the season and it was our opener and it showed.Haven came out ready to roll and our girls kinda had the “deer in the headlight” look the first half.  The girls showed in the second half what they are capable of doing this season as the loosened up and played them even the entire 16 minutes.The coaching staff was really impressed with this squad in the third place game two days later against Kingman.  Down by 10 with just over four minutes to go against a really good Kingman squad, the girls fought and scrapped to win the game.  It showed us that even on nights when jump shots aren’t falling, we can really rely on our man to man pressure to cause turnovers and get out on the break. A LEWELLEN51.80.61.40.6 C WILLIAMS3030%000%020% SN: Are there any girls who have surprised you so far?Adams: No surprises but a few stats we like to see.  Our girls are averaging almost 38 rebounds per game along with 14 steals per game.  They also have a total of 104 deflections through five games, which is outstanding. L SNIPES5102836%61155%72726% T ZIMMERMAN5103102 J LEDESMA5650011 C McCOMB51611029 SHOOTING H WRIGHT5207105 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Rhonda · 344 weeks ago Why to go Lauryn we are proud of you in the KC area!!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 344 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments C WILLIAMS311002center_img A LEWELLEN5080%2229%3650% MISC TOTALS T ZIMMERMAN5121675%000%2450% M SALVADOR56.25.81.22.4 S WRIGHT20100 M SALVADOR591947%4667%1520% T FRENCH551242%000%3650% T FRENCH52.67.40.81.4 PLAYERGAMESDEFLECTIONSSTEALSBLOCKSTAKE CHARGETURNOVERS PLAYERGAMESPPGRBGAPGSPG T FRENCH5117308 K WHALEY52.21.62.42.2 C McCOMB514.44.61.12.2 C McCOMB5143342%122646%81362% L SNIPES59.13.42.62.1 T ZIMMERMAN55.26.10.20.6 K WHALEY541040%030%3743% by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The 2012-13 Wellington girls basketball team has survived a coaching change and the loss of several starters. In fact the team appears to be flourishing after its first month under the helm of Eric Adams, going 3-2.Wellington opened the season with a 16-point loss to Haven in the first round of the Kingman Tournament. But the Lady Dukes would recover to win the final two games of the tournament including a spirited come-from-behind victory over Kingman.That thrust them into league in which Wellington battled at Andale. The Crusaders would lose by four points, in a game that came down to free throws. But the Lady Dukes would return to form with a nice tail kicking against Wichita Collegiate to go into Christmas break. After an 18-day layoff, Wellington will get back into the groove in a big kind of way hosting Clearwater in the Crusader home opener on Tuesday, Jan. 6. It will be a huge Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Div. IV contest, before traveling to Augusta on Friday.We asked Adams a few questions concerning the state of the Crusader girls basketball program as of the end of Christmas break. Also, there is updated stats below:Sumner Newscow: You are 3-2 at this juncture of the season. Are you satisfied with the team’s performance thus far?Adams: I’d say happy, but we are not satisfied.  The girls and the staff know we let one get away at Andale.  We won all the hustle stats, it all came down to the free throw line.  We can not go 9 for 18 and win at Andale.  I thought we really played well versus Collegiate to close out the break.When our primary break wasn’t there, the offense looked very crisp and thegirls really got after it on defense. M SALVADOR51412209 S WRIGHT210000 H WRIGHT571354%000%1250%last_img read more

Somerset golfer honoured with top England Golf award

first_img15 Mar 2017 Somerset golfer honoured with top England Golf award A Somerset golfer who has shared her love of the game for over half a century has been honoured with England Golf’s Lifetime Service Award. Jenny Hobbs of Bath Golf Club was presented with the award – sponsored by Your Golf Travel – at a glittering ceremony last night at Lord’s when the spotlight shone on great moments and achievement at all levels of English golf.  She was honoured alongside Olympic champion Justin Rose, Masters champion Danny Willett and Solheim Cup player Charley Hull as well as other players and heroes from the grass roots game. Jenny, who is featured in a specially filmed video, was recognised for her decades-long contribution of inspiring fellow players, encouraging juniors and supporting her club, county and country. “If she had been paid for the hours given to golf she would be a rich woman,” said Bath Ladies’ Captain Louise Buxton. “When Jenny reaches heaven if there is no golf course she will set about its organisation!” Jenny remarked: “I’m absolutely overwhelmed, this is marvellous and terribly exciting!” Her award includes a one-night stay with two rounds of golf, for four people at a UK Marriott Hotel and Country Club, given by Your Golf Travel.   She first learned golf as a school leaver, taught alongside a neighbour’s son at a local municipal course by a professional/greenkeeper. “All I remember is that he used to wear a long coat but he gave us jolly good lessons and I have been passionate about golf ever since.” She cherishes the friendships made and the health benefits gained. “I would recommend it rather than depending on the NHS,” she added. Jenny, 83, has been a member of Bath Golf Club since 1969 and is known throughout club, county and region as an unstinting volunteer. At the club, she’s been ladies’ captain three times, has sat on the general committee and still organises the ladies’ friendly matches. In the ladies’ centenary year in 1983 she played 100 holes in a day to raise funds for the celebrations. Then, at the age of 80, she played 80 holes in a day to raise over £1300 for the captain’s charity! Jenny has been closely involved with the county association, playing second team golf and serving as Somerset President before being made a life member. She’s also a keen supporter of the Bristol and District Ladies Golf Alliance and of South West golf, with many particularly fond memories of her days on the regional committee. At national level, she has been involved with training England teams. What’s more, she’s still a winning golfer who collected three trophies last season! Click here to read more about the Awards Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Little Silver Seniors’ Club Ending After Nearly 20 Years

first_imgBy Greg Scharen Linda Rizzo, a membersince 2003, was in charge ofhospitality, organizing thefood, beverages and locationsfor the club’s luncheons, acrucial role. Hosting live music and entertainment each week, the club provided a community for people of a certain age to interact with one another, meeting in the Little Silver Borough Hall and Women’s Club. The seniors’ club also hosted luncheons and boat trips throughout the years and focused on service to the community, working with Lunch Break in Red Bank and other organizations to help build a community outside of their own. Seniors of Little Silverstarted out small but grew to72 members at its high point.It then shrank to 42 membersand had a hard time fillingthe governing board seats. The independent social club is disbanding due to lack of support and the advancing age of many integral members, said Symons. “I’m heartbroken,” said Louise Symons, an active club member, echoing similar sentiments of others involved in the club, as they move on from this venture. center_img Symons wanted to thankall of the current and pastmembers of Seniors of LittleSilver for their dedication. After 19 years, the Seniors of Little Silver is ending its run. The club’s final luncheon will be held at noon June 25 at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank. The club was funded through member dues each year and a variety of 50/50 raffles held throughout the years, but suffered from a lack of identity since membership was open to people residing outside Little Silver. The club began in 2000 with adjunct founder Julia Aymonier and 18 senior residents of Little Silver. Joining later were Symons, Diane Tresente, Rene O’Neil and the senior’s first president Ann Hansen, all of whom have been a driving force in keeping the club going. last_img read more

Local triathlete Steve Archdekin featured in British magazine

first_imgThe article touched on various parts of Archdekin’s life on, and off, the triathlon circuit.A key part of the story was information regarding his run-in with a goat — an attack that kept him off the triathlon circuit for some time.But while it was good for Archdekin to see his name in print, on glossy paper, he’s got a bigger goal. A goal he hopes the article opens a few doors for sponsors.“I hope this story builds some momentum,” said Archdekin, who hopes to run a triathlon every week at stops around the world over a two-year period to raise money for a charity he started called International Triathlon for Kids.The goal is to raise funds and awareness for the children’s charities.“It doesn’t take much for me to open my mouth once I start racing,” he adds. “People seem to pay attention once I get started.”Unfortunately for Archdekin, if he didn’t have bad luck he’d have no luck at all.After healing from the goat attack, he was close to returning to action this season when he was hit with food poisoning and was bed-ridden for some time.But he finally got back into the water, hopped on his bike and ran the five-kilometers during the recent Christina Lake race.“I looked at this race, even with all the controversy I was dealing with, (Christina Lake) would be a good, kick in the pants, kick start for me to get my brain wrapped around racing again,” said Archdekin.“So now I just have to deal with moving again and I’ll be in town where I’ll be right near the water and I can get back training again.”While most people have a few aches and pains following a triathlon, Archdekin lives with those same aches and pains daily.Despite the hardship, he lives for his goal to raise money for his charity.“It’s do this or die. Whatever comes first . . . literally,” Archdekin admits.“This is what I’m doing so my body will collapse again. I get windows of opportunity, and when I get them, I dive through them.”Archdekin hopes to use this triathlon season to rebuild and repair his body in preparation for the big world-wind tour beginning, September of 2013.Then everyone will see Archdekin make that grand entrance. Steve Archdekin likes to make a grand entrance when he competes at triathlon races — not.But the British Columbian transplant is definitely making a splash on the world triathlon scene after having a story published about him in the British magazine Triathlon Plus.“It was a good article, so I’m glad about that,” Archdekin told The Nelson Daily about the article titled, “Making a Difference”.“I was also psyched that I got to be in the magazine with Lance (Armstrong) on the cover.”It’s been well documented in local media the plight of the Brampton, Ont., native.In September of 1993, the eighth to be exact, Archdekin caught, what he thought, was a bought of the common cold.Little did he know was this common cold turned into a full-blown case of rare form of arthritis called, Reiter’s Syndrome — a form of arthritis that produces pain, swelling, redness, and heat in the joints.However, instead of letting the disease get the better of him, Archdekin decided to forget about all his aches and pains and live life.And living life is competing in as many triathlons as his body allows.Which was well written in the summer edition of Triathlon Plus.“I liked that the article was pretty accurate and said some things that I’ve never really talked about,” Archdekin explained.“Simple things like (a person with my conditions) clothes can hurt my skin if I come into contact with them which is why I wear shorts in the winter.”“I like where the story is located in the magazine and I like that (publishers) used Phil (Best’s) photos, that they’re in there because he’s been good to me and always helped me out,” he adds.Archdekin story is part of the “share a story with us” segment of the magazine where publishers encourage readers to submit ideas.last_img read more