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New Studies Reaffirm Dramatic Increases in Home Values

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago January 22, 2021 1,391 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Phil Hall Share 1Save Tagged with: Home Values Radian Zillow The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home Values Radian Zillow 2021-01-22 Phil Hall Home values during December reached to $266,104, an 8.4% year-over-year ascent and the highest annual increase since January 2014, according to new data from Zillow.Home value growth during the fourth quarter of 2020 was 3.2%, the highest at since the Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) series started in 1996. Phoenix ranked highest among the major metros in yearly home value growth with a 15.3% upswing, with San Jose a single percentage point behind at 15.2%. Other notable year-over-year gains occurred in Salt Lake City (13.2%), Seattle (13%), and Austin (12.9%).Monthly home value growth last month was 1.1%, unchanged from November. Nonetheless, this was still the fastest month-over-month growth that Zillow has recorded in 14 years. Monthly growth ranged from 0.6% in Las Vegas to 1.8% in Salt Lake City.Zillow’s data was mirrored by the latest Radian Home Price Index (HPI) data released by Red Bell Real Estate LLC, a Radian Group Inc. company, which determined four records were broken by the 2020 housing market: The highest average sales price ($381,316), the shortest days on market to sale (93), the number of closed sales (3.6 months) and the average active monthly listings (1.2 months).“In the end, there was nothing typical about 2020,” noted Steve Gaenzler, SVP of Data and Analytics. “As the country shut down in March, no one predicted what would happen over the remainder of the year. Despite a global pandemic, social unrest at levels not seen in generations, and a divisive political environment, the U.S. housing market thrived. In many ways, this was a Black Swan outcome, albeit a positive one.”“The confluence of fiscal policy, monetary policy, the administration, and private sector innovation such as remote valuations, digital closings and many other product innovations, paved the way to not just stabilize housing, but to create an environment for strong growth,” addedThe Radian HPI data also determined home prices rose from November to December at an annualized rate of 8.5% and closed the calendar year 2020 with an 8% annualized increase. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Home / Daily Dose / New Studies Reaffirm Dramatic Increases in Home Values in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago New Studies Reaffirm Dramatic Increases in Home Values Subscribe  Print This Post Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Previous: Post-Moratorium Conditions and Concerns Next: How Janet Yellen’s Economic Policy May Impact the Industry Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articleslast_img read more

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Firms forced to strike deals to secure IT skills

first_imgFirms forced to strike deals to secure IT skillsOn 10 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Employment contracts between high-tech employers and professionals with sought-after skills are increasingly becoming “deals”.Alison Sawdey, vice-president of HR at UPC, the largest cable provider in Europe, told the conference that getting people on board with “gold dust” Internet and programming skills is a case of striking a bargain. The employee can demand a massive salary with benefits as long as they deliver on time.Java programmers can start on a salary of £100,000 plus stock options, but in return will think nothing of working a 20-hour day to meet a deadline, she said.Companies are expected to provide perks that fit the lifestyle of employees. UPC provides a dog-walking service, a laundry facility and a gym. Work hours are flexible, as are benefits packages.“These are specialist people who want to work in a specific way and that requires very open-minded management,” Sawdey added. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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TIME FOR SENSIBLE BACKGROUND CHECKS

first_imgMaking Sense by Michael ReaganIn the wake of the recent homicidal shooting rampage at an Oregon community college, I’m forced to come to the conclusion that it is high time for common sense national background checks for journalists.It’s time we closed the political loophole and prevented biased, ignorant political operatives from getting their hands on a dangerously misleading national microphone.RedState has a perfect example this week. Former Bill Clinton White House aide, and current Clinton Foundation donor George Stephanopoulos, is the host for ABC’s This Week. He uses his “bully pulpit” to bully conservatives and Republicans.During an interview with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Stephanopoulos interrupted Christie to assert, “But there’s no question the pace of mass shootings is accelerating, happening more frequently than anywhere else. If it’s not the gun, then what is it?”This is a perfect example of leftist thinking. As Dennis Prager points out, the left always blames the inanimate object and never the user.During the Cold War the left wanted to ban atomic weapons rather than condemn and work to overthrow totalitarian regimes that could use The Bomb to further their ends. Leftist—in—Chief Obama continues to be fixated on nuclear weapons and behind the scenes is working to render our nuclear deterrent impotent.Now the left is fixated on the gun. Blaming the user of the gun is out of the question, because that involves individual responsibility.Once America starts thinking in terms of individual responsibility again, it has the potential to open up a line of questioning that is very uncomfortable for big government leftists.For example: Why can’t you find a job? Where is the father of your children? How did your home enter foreclosure? What do you spend your money on? Why have we lost the War on Poverty?After demonizing the gun, leftists like Stephanopoulos use false data from anti—gun pressure groups to contradict defenders of the 2nd Amendment.First they change the definition of “mass shooting.” Before the numbers started to trend against them, the definition was at least four deaths NOT counting the shooter. Now gun grabbers use three deaths as a minimum or they include the wretched shooter in the total.Naturally, as if by magic in a cloud of cordite, there are more mass shootings, but even doctored statistics can’t support the “accelerating” claim.The RedState graph shows mass shootings peaked in 2004 and have not reached that peak since. Since 2008, mass shootings have been trending downward.I’m certain rabid Democrat defenders of media bias will block my common sense background checks for journalists bill in the Senate. So in the meantime I can only advise you to beware leftists bearing statistics.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Operator left shaken after GoSafe speed van attacked

first_imgThe operator of a GoSafe speed van was left shocked after his van was attacked in Newtowncunningham.Vandals damaged the van and smashed windows in the vehicle while it was monitoring speeds at Moyle.The driver was in the van operating speed checks at the time of the attack. He heard a bang and shouting outside the van.When he got out he found the van had been damaged and the driver’s side window had been smashed.He saw an older model white Volkswagen Golf driving away from the scene on Friday last at 5pm.Garda Grainne Doherty has appealed for anybody who was in the area at the time and witnessed the attack to come forward. “The driver was unhurt but was shaken by the attack. We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to come forward,” she said.Any information can be given to Letterkenny Gardai in confidence on 074 91 67100.Operator left shaken after GoSafe speed van attacked was last modified: November 13th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:attackeddonegalGardaiGoSafeNewtowncunninghamSpeedvanlast_img read more

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14 inch #1B Off Full Head Clip in Human Hair Extensions, real hair, but need more as my hair is thick

first_imgGood hair just feels as very good as my own so happy.Authentic hair, but will need a lot more as my hair is thick. Enjoy the hair, its so comfortable and 100 percent serious hair. The purchaser service was outstanding, they usually replied promptly and aided me with all my issues. But if you have thick hair just one of this would not be adequate.Key specs for 14 inch #1B Off Black Full Head Clip in Human Hair Extensions. High quality Remy Hair! 70grams Weight (8pcs/set) silky Straight clip hair Brazilian virgin Hair extensions.:High quality clip in 100% real human hair extension ensures your natural look and can be treated like your own hair.Easy to attach – simply clip in and you are away ,Save time and hundreds of dollars on hair dressing appointments.Set Contents: (2pcsx8″, 4pcsx6″, 2pcsx2″)Two 8 inch wide wefts – 3 clips per weft .Four 6 inch wide wefts – 3 clips per weft Four 2 inch wide wefts – 1 clip per weftColor: as pictures shownPlease note: human hair is tender. The quality and lifespan of human hair extensions largely depends on how they are worn and taken care of. While the way you care is not very different from the way you care for your own hair, bear in mind that, unlike our own growing hair on scalp, they can no longer get nourishment and moisture from roots.Comments from buyers“real hair, but need more as my hair is thick”last_img read more

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Tablets vs. E-Readers: Why There’s Room For Both

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#books#ebooks#ereaders#iBooks#iPad#Kindle#Kindle Fire#kindle paper white#Nook 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App john paul titlow 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…center_img E-readers are screwed.That’s the main takeaway from Wednesdays ominously worded report from IHS, anyway. The numbers are pretty dramatic: By the end of the year, sales of dedicated ebook reading devices will have dropped 36% from 2011. Come 2016, says IHS, total e-reader sale volume will be just two-thirds of what it was last year.Yikes. Is this really the death of e-readers? It makes perfect sense that e-reader sales are falling off a cliff. Tablets are eating their lunch. Not only has Apple sold 84 million iPads to date, but the companies who have dominated the e-reader market are themselves shipping tablets now. Consumers are quite naturally drawn to these multi-function, multimedia-capable gadgets that can stream movies, browse the Web, take photos, play Letterpress and do just about anything else app developers can dream up. And yes, those same devices – whose prices keep falling – let you read books too.  My iPad Is Great, But I Really Want A KindleWhen Steve Jobs first unveiled the iPad, I thought it was absurd. Never would I need to supplement my laptop and iPhone with this giant iPod Touch, I declared.Today, I use my iPad constantly. It serves as my alarm clock, morning newspaper, TV content provider, futuristic radio, bedtime magazine, digital cookbook and much else. It even helps me do my job. What an incredible gizmo. But you know what’s the very top of my wish list? Amazon’s Kindle Paper White. An e-reader of the very sort whose grave is allegedly being dug by my shiny new iPad. The thing about my iPad is that there’s too much going on there. It’s not quite as busy and distraction-prone as my laptop, but when I’m staring into the growing screen of my tablet, my brain knows about all the options it has. I can check Twitter, refresh my Gmail inbox one more time, page through Flipboard, catch up on my ever-overflowing Instapaper queue or see what videos are bubbling up on YouTube, ShowYou or Frequency. And I don’t even play games or use chat apps on my iPad. Reading comprises the vast majority of what I do on my iPad. Probably 90% of all the words that my brain processes in a given month come from that glowing, 9.7-inch Retina display. I catch up on Google Reader and Flipboard, but I also delve into longer content on Instapaper, Longform and digital magazines. The thing I can never seem to make my way to is the Kindle app, where the books are waiting. The Underrated Value Of A Single-Use DeviceThat’s why I want a Kindle. After a day of dinging notifications, multitasking and hopping from app to app, my brain could really use the respite of a device that does only one thing. Why, you might ask, don’t I just pick up a paperback book and put the gadgets away?I certainly do that from time to time, but the inescapable reality is that more and more content exists in digital space. Like analog records, I’ll always have a physical bookshelf, but most of what I consume will be digital. There’s just more new stuff there, and it’s more easily accessible. Some big name authors are now going directly through Amazon, with or without a print edition. If I get a PDF copy of a new book or want to get a sample a chapter, I need to turn to a gadget to read those things. E-readers might be on the decline, but e-books aren’t going anywhere. Perhaps I could just turn off my iPad’s Wi-Fi, launch the Kindle app and, for crying out loud, exercise a little self-control. I do that from time to time, too. And it works. But sometimes I’d like to leave the backlit, multifunction gadgets at home and not even have the option to do other stuff. I’d also like to do read an e-book on the beach without squinting to see the text or risk dropping a $600 device in the sand. So the Kindle it is. I very much have room for both devices in my life, and I doubt I’m the only one.All things considered, it makes complete sense that dedicated e-readers are selling less – and that that decline will continue as tablet prices drop. But I don’t think we should write off e-readers off quite yet. At least, I hope not. I’ve got a hell of a reading queue to catch up on.  9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutlast_img read more

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Check out our list of tech hits and misses from CES 2017

first_imgWair anti-pollution scarfAir quality may seem like someone else’s problem unless you’re trying to go for a run or ride a bike in Beijing, London or Warsaw. IoT already enables citizens to use sensor tech to measure and monitor urban air quality around the world. French start-up Wair has created a connected pollution scarf which incorporates a filter mask which stops 99% of pollen, gas and bacterial microparticles up to PM0.1μm. A corresponding app tracks daily pollution in your locations and advises you when the filter needs changing.  It retails at $68 and includes an additional filter. This is the kind of product that you wish was superfluous but evidence suggests otherwise.Verdict: Hit The GeniCanThe GeniCan is a smart device that clips onto your existing garbage can or recycle bin allowing you to add items to your grocery list automatically as you dispose of them. It also matches coupons to products, and optionally delivers items to your doorstep. It also translates barcodes and spoken word into a customized grocery list stored on the GeniCan app. People who order early can get it for $119 with the company’s Indiegogo campaign.I’m undecided on this one. Most of my food waste is not bar coded  –such as veggie scraps and coffee grounds — and I’d be required to verbally tell the bin each time I was disposing of each these items, not to mention those ready cooked leftovers. In the future will it be able to talk to my smart refrigerator and compost bin to ensure that I don’t get the same product purchased in multiples by each device? What if one requires an Alexa and another a Google Home? What if they join forces and decide not to order me more chocolate? Things could get messy here.Verdict: You decide. Is it a hit or a miss? Cate Lawrence Related Posts 42TeaDo you drink a lot of tea? Apparently, you might be making it incorrectly. 42tea (IoTea-get it?!) is a connected cube and accompanying app that guides users through each of the steps of tea preparation (quantity, temperature and brewing time) based on the type of tea. The app analyzes the user’s tea consumption to create a palate profile of sorts to recommend new varieties to drink.Sure, it’s a rather harmless product in the great scheme of things, and I can imagine it ending up in Christmas stockings next year as it retails for $65. But I can’t help wondering if the kind of people who would buy this should be trusted with a kettle of boiling water and what the tea makers of China, India and Japan would think of this.Verdict: Miss Follow the Puck Well, another CES is in the books. We all got together with 165,00 of our closest friends in Vegas to check out the latest in tech, walking millions of millions of miles over more than 2.6 million square feet of exhibition space. It can be a challenge to find the shining star smart devices amidst the noise and lights, especially as the lowlights tend to show themselves pretty easily.But here’s just a pinch of some of the hits and misses of CES smart devices this year:Whirlpool ZERA Food RecyclerWith 20% of the average home’s food ending up in the bin, composting is a great way to ensure that uneaten leftovers give something back. The Zera system comes from WLabs of Whirlpool Corporation.It’s the first indoor recycler in the US that converts a week’s worth of food waste into ready-to-use homemade fertilizer within 24 hours by using a combination of oxygen, moisture, heat and mixing to expedite the decomposition process. Unlike traditional composting methods like worm farms and Bokashi bins, families can use the Zera system year-round regardless of the weather and can remotely operate the appliance through an app that monitors the fertilizing process.That said, the app seems somewhat superfluous given that each composting cycle takes only 24 hours, surely it’d be better-served monitoring the fridge’s contents to reduce overall food waste in addition to operating the compost bin? The price of $899 makes it rather prohibitive to all but the most ardent green folk. It’s progressing well on Indiegogo and it’s one of those products likely to have lower priced imitators in the future.Verdict: Hitcenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Kérastase Hair Coach Powered by WithingsHave you ever thought you might be brushing your hair too hard? Rest assured; help is at hand with the smart hairbrush. The Kérastase Hair Coach is equipped with a range of rather sophisticated analytics: a microphone that listens to the sound of hair brushing to identify patterns, providing insights into manageability, frizziness, dryness, split ends and breakage; 3-axis load cells that measure the force applied to the hair and the scalp when brushing; an accelerometer and a gyroscope which help further analyze brushing patterns and count brush strokes, with haptic feedback signaling if brushing is too vigorous; and conductivity sensors to determine if the brush is being used on dry or wet hair in order to provide an accurate hair measurement.These sensors feed data automatically via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to a dedicated mobile app, which then takes into account weather factors like humidity, temperature, UV and wind. By tracking the way a person brushes and factoring in aspects of daily life, the smart brush app provides valuable information including a hair quality score, data on the effectiveness of brushing habits, personalized tips and Kérastase product recommendations.There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the tech per se, it’s pretty innovative, but I can’t help wishing the efforts were used to solve a bigger problem than hair brushing. I’m also not sure how many people would purchase it over a traditional hairbrush. It retails for $200 which is apparently pretty affordable for a specialist hairbrush.Verdict: MissOticon Opn hearing aidOpn is the world’s first connected hearing aid. Before you shout that it’s another example of “IoT for IoT’s sake,” hear me out. Firstly it’s powered by the Velox platform which according to makers, enables it to overcome a challenge that even the most advanced solutions of today can’t solve — the ability to handle noisy environments with multiple speakers.Through the use of precise sound analysis performed over 100 times a second, important sound such as speech can be located from any direction, with background noise de-emphasised for optimum clarity. Research suggests that wearers’ can enjoy 30 percent better speech understanding, 20 percent less listening effort, and up to 20 percent more recall of what was said.It also uses IFTTT  to alert the wearer when the doorbell rings, the smoke detector goes off or a baby monitor is chiming (or other functions of the owner’s choosing). For an aging population which may suffer from declining hearing, this is good tech.Verdict: Hit Tags:#42Tea#air pollution#air quality#CES2017#Connected Devices#connected home#featured#Genican#Kerastase#Opn#Oticon#smart fridge#smart hairbrush#smart home#top#Wair#Whirpool#Withings Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

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Feast or Famine

first_imgEntrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and small businesspeople often have to make a choice between feast and famine.FamineIt’s not uncommon for a small business to end up with so much work that they can’t possibly take on another client. They don’t have any capacity for new work, and taking on new clients means that they may not perform as well for their existing clients, work more hours, or hire additional help.Once they have enough work, they stop their sales and marketing work. They quit prospecting. They stop spending their time and money on marketing, and they hunker down and serve their clients. They’re very happy with their income, and they’re happy with their work.But then, inevitably, they lose a client or two. Given a long enough time line, you will lose every client you now serve. The problem is that you don’t know when that will occur and why, and you will lose many clients through no fault of your own.So begins the famine. But it takes time to build a funnel, and this is where small businesses get themselves in a position where survival becomes difficult.FeastSometimes a small business can have too many clients. So begins the feast. There is an abundance of work, so much so that there is no easy way to take care of all the business.The last thing in the world a small business with too much business can imagine doing is building a funnel. But there are lots of ways to mitigate the potential problems of having more business than you can take on. You can hire contractors to do some work. You can push the start dates for projects. You can outsource some of the work. You can grow your business and hire real employees.But the last thing you can do is give up on the sales and marketing activities that bring in new opportunities. You are always one or two clients away from an existential threat to your business.You have to make a choice between feast or famine. If you believe that dealing with too much work is a problem, try dealing with the problem of not having enough business to be able to keep the lights on. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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How to Stop Procrastinating

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Many years ago, I started the process of eliminating procrastination. It wasn’t easy, and it took me longer to beat than I imagined it would. Over time, the practices I put in place became habits, displacing the resistance I felt towards some tasks and projects. What follows will help you stop procrastinating on the work necessary to reach your goals.Worst Things First: First of all, not very many things are as bad as you make them out to be in your mind. You can get yourself all wound up and talk yourself into resisting work you need to do. I started to do the very worst thing I need to do first each day, believing that my psychic energy was better in the morning. If I had a tough call to make, I would make it before doing anything else. If I had some client work I wasn’t thrilled to have to do, I did it first—and without hesitation. The early win propelled me into my day, and everything I did after that was increasingly easier. Much of the work I resisted took me less than 45 minutes once I buckled down.Scheduling Work: If you haven’t ever lived on your calendar, scheduling your work in 90-minute blocks (or something like that), you have no idea how much work you can do in a day. You know that project you don’t want to start on, but you know putting it off isn’t going to make it go away? Schedule an appointment with yourself and put it on your calendar. No matter what happens, when it’s time to begin, get started. For some reason, this provides freedom from worrying about the project or task until it’s time to start.These first two disciplines are game-changers for all who employ them. But there are more.Ruthless Prioritization: We get productivity backward. We think of it as tasks instead of outcomes, and we keep to-do lists that are entirely transactional and lacking any emotion, utterly devoid of purpose and meaning. To beat back your desire to procrastinate, you have to start with purpose and meaning. When you look at the work you have to do, framing it in terms of the contribution it makes to the bigger vision you have for yourself, something beyond even goals, you can find your motivation (something Sinek would describe as your “why?” and what I would call your “identity.”).Order of Importance: This is a derivation on priorities. Two things might be equally important, both in line with your purpose and meaning. In cases where priorities are competing for your time, you have to find another way to measure what gets done and in what order. Some outcomes are more valuable than others, which means you should default to doing whatever is going to make the more significant contribution. What is going to have the greatest impact over the more extended time? Answering this question can move you from being a firefighter to a place where you are exercising personal leadership, building a better future.Give Yourself Over to the Work: Some work may feel resistible. However, no project can create resistance if you decide to make the project something incredible. One of the most important decisions you make is to choose to give yourself over to your work, investing your emotional energy. So, it’s a report. How do you make the report something people will talk about for weeks and months after you deliver it? You have to have a difficult conversation with a client. How can you help them more than anyone else, and more than they would have ever expected? If every project is a reflection of you, what do you want that reflection to be?How you do one thing is how you do everything.All of these strategies are habits you can build. You can will yourself to do the nastiest, foulest thing first, until you no longer even think about it. You can make and keep commitments to yourself, scheduling work on your calendar and treating it like you would anyone else who occupied that same space. If you haven’t every ruthlessly prioritized your work, there will be dozens of things that you will prune from your task list, freeing up bandwidth for what’s important. You know your best work always requires you to engage with it passionately.If you try these approaches, you will find that your resistance gives way as soon as you start to do whatever it is you were avoiding. Once you are in motion, you have shifted your focus, and procrastination dissolves.last_img read more

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Halifax hospital donnybrook Appeal court reduces cardiologists damages

first_imgHALIFAX – A court has dramatically reduced a cardiology researcher’s record-setting, $1.4 million judgment for damages from a workplace battle at a Halifax hospital.In a decision released Tuesday, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal reduced Dr. Gabrielle Horne’s damages to $800,000.It said the lower figure better represents the “loss of reputation and loss to her research career” after a personality conflict torpedoed her heart research.Horne was researching “the mechanical differences in the hearts of patients who have stable and unstable heart muscle problems” at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.But her relationship with the director of the hospital’s Heart Function Clinic was “strained,” and he successfully pushed to have her privileges varied to restrict her access to the clinic’s patients, the appeal court said. A medical advisory committee found her “poor interpersonal relationships with some colleagues could indeed expose patients to harm.”As a result, she couldn’t conduct her research and the entire research program folded.Horne sued the QEII and Capital Health (now part of the Nova Scotia Health Authority) in 2006.In 2016, a Nova Scotia Supreme Court jury found health officials acted in bad faith, and awarded the $1.4 million judgment, believed to be the largest sum ever awarded for a loss of reputation and career lawsuit.Horne has said her lawsuit originally sought damages that would fund a plan to rebuild the research program, but at the end of the 33-day trial, the judge decided the jury wouldn’t be able to consider those damages.The appeal court dismissed Horne’s appeal of the scope of damages, as well as the health authority’s own appeal of liability.The appeal ruling detailed the personality conflicts behind the dispute — and how officials turned against Horne.“We are satisfied that Capital Health’s bad faith caused significant and lasting damage to Dr. Horne’s reputation,” the three-judge panel wrote.“Just as being unethical afflicts the core of a lawyer’s professional integrity, being termed a risk to patients pierces the heart of what is expected of a physician. It is hard to imagine a more vital blow to a medical professional’s station. We are further satisfied that the consequences will follow Dr. Horne well into the future.”last_img read more

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