Flood costs are highest in formerly redlined areas

first_img Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink (Getty, iStock)Flooding costs U.S. homeowners billions of dollars every year, and new data shows that those costs are highest in areas that were previously redlined, Bloomberg CityLab reported.The analysis, compiled by Redfin using information from the First Street Foundation and the University of Richmond’s Mapping Inequality project, found that more than $107 billion worth of homes that are at high risk for flooding are in big cities’ historically redlined neighborhoods.“Put another way, 8.4% of homes in historically redlined neighborhoods face high flood risk nationwide, compared with 6.9% of homes in historically greenlined neighborhoods,” according to the report. A “greenlined” neighborhood is one that was deemed more desirable — and, historically, ones where the population was predominantly white.Sacramento, California had the highest racial flood risk disparity according to Redfin’s analysis. More than 1 in 5 homes in the capital city’s formerly redlined neighborhoods face a high probability of flooding today, compared to 11.8 percent of homes in areas that were not redlined.Flood risk affects property values, which in turn can further entrench patterns of homes in once-redlined areas gaining less equity than those in non-redlined areas. In Chicago, the total value of homes at high flood risk reached $3.6 billion in non-redlined areas versus $19.7 billion in redlined areas, a difference of more than $16 billion. In New York City, the difference is more than $12.6 billion, according to the report.[Bloomberg CityLab] — Keith Larsen Climate ChangeHousinghousing discriminationReal Estate and Politicslast_img read more

Compass buys Glide, RE transaction management platform

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink All Glide user and transaction data will be kept separate from Compass’ brokerage services so that competitors’ data won’t be accessible. The company also updated its privacy policy and plans to hire an independent privacy expert to ensure the data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands, according to a blog post by Glide co-founder and CEO Sebastian Tonkin.This marks the first acquisition by Compass since the firm went public at a $7 billion valuation on April 1.Before its IPO, Compass spent more than $300 million to acquire brokerages and tech companies with the goal of scaling its business. Some of its biggest purchases include the real estate brokerage Pacific Union International for $83.3 million, and startup Modus Technologies for $70 million.Contact Cordilia James Compass CEO Robert Reffkin and Glide CEO Sebastian Tonkin (Getty, Linkedin)Compass is getting its latest tech fix.Just a few weeks after going public, the brokerage announced that it would acquire San Francisco-based Glide Labs, a real estate transaction management platform.More than 60,000 industry professionals in California, including Compass agents, already use the platform, which streamlines transaction management, digital disclosures, eSignatures and other forms agents typically need during home purchases.Compass hopes to grow that number by expanding the platform across the country and adding new features and functionalities, according to a press release.ADVERTISEMENTCompass declined to disclose how much it plans to spend on the deal, which is expected to close in the next few days, according to the press release.Glide says that its platform is used in more than half of California residential real estate transactions, with more than 60 realtor associations and MLS organizations offering it as a member benefit. The platform will remain available to any agent regardless of brokerage affiliation.Read moreHoward Hanna accuses Compass of poaching agents, stealing trade secrets Why software is eating the home This is your home on tech Share via Shortlink Message* compassReal Estate TechnologyResidential Real Estate Full Name* Tags Email Address*last_img read more

On the effective aerodynamic and scalar roughness length of Weddell Sea ice

first_imgWe study the effective aerodynamic roughness length z0_eff and scalar roughness length for temperature zT_eff over different compact sea ice types in the Antarctic Weddell Sea by aircraft measurements during two austral summer seasons. z0_eff and zT_eff are highly variable in the Weddell Sea ice area. The averaged value of in all main sea ice areas was smaller than the averaged value of . The ratio between the two roughness lengths was relatively small for new/young sea ice with / ≈ 2, but the ratio became significantly large for the multiyear pack ice with / ≈ 227. For the pack ice area, with sea ice concentration ranging between 95% to 100%, we determined a median = 4.1 × 10−03 m and a median = 1.8 × 10−05 m. In the new, young sea ice area, with sea ice concentration ranging between 98% and 100%, we observed a median = × 10−04 m and a median = 2.2 × 10−04 m. These values of and differ from published observations conducted in a pack ice and new, young sea ice area in the northern hemisphere, such as the Arctic. Most model parameterizations require the roughness lengths as constant values as boundary input parameters. Our study shows that by using the $overline{z_{0}_ {rm eff}}$ and values of this study, instead of commonly used sea ice roughness length values, the accuracy of parameterized heat and momentum fluxes in the Weddell Sea ice area can significantly be improved.last_img read more

Hebesuncus mollispinus (Eutardigrada, Hypsibiidae), a new species from maritime Antarctica

first_imgA new species of eutardigrade, Hebesuncus mollispinus, sp.nov.is described from Charcot Island, maritime Antarctica. The three knowm species of Hebesuncus are either widespread with questionable reports from the Antarctic (H. conjungens) to endemic to maritime and continental Antarctica (H. ryani and H. schusteri). Hebesuncus mollispinus ap. nov. differs from its congeners in terms of egg morphology and is further differentiated from H. ryani via a loner bucco-pharyngeal tube, claw shape and length; and from H. schusteri via a marrower buco-pharyngeal tube and shorter claws.last_img read more

Comparative analysis of a teleost skeleton transcriptome provides insight into its regulation

first_imgAn articulated endoskeleton that is calcified is a unifying innovation of the vertebrates, however the molecular basis of the structural divergence between terrestrial and aquatic vertebrates, such as teleost fish, has not been determined. In the present study long-read next generation sequencing (NGS, Roche 454 platform) was used to characterise acellular perichondral bone (vertebrae) and chondroid bone (gill arch) in the gilthead sea bream (Sparus auratus). A total of 15.97Mb and 14.53 Mb were produced, respectively from vertebrae and gill arch cDNA libraries and yielded 32,374 and 28,371 contigs (consensus sequences) respectively. 10,455 contigs from vertebrae and 10,625 contigs from gill arches were annotated with Gene Ontology terms. Comparative analysis of the global transcriptome revealed 4249 unique transcripts in vertebrae, 4201 unique transcripts in the gill arches and 3700 common transcripts. Several core gene networks were conserved between the gilthead sea bream and mammalian skeleton. Transcripts for putative endocrine factors were identified in acellular gilthead sea bream bone suggesting that in common with mammalian bone it can act as an endocrine tissue. The acellular bone of the vertebra, in contrast to current opinion based on histological analysis, was responsive to a short fast and significant (p<0.05) down-regulation of several transcripts identified by NGS, osteonectin, osteocalcin, cathepsin K and IGFI occurred. In gill arches fasting caused a significant (p<0.05) down-regulation of osteocalcin and up-regulation of MMP9.last_img read more

Dixie State Announces New Swimming Coach

first_imgApril 25, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Announces New Swimming Coach Tags: BYU/Dixie State/East High School/Jason Boothe/Provo/Salt Lake City/Tamber McAllister FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah (dixiestateathletics.com)-Wednesday, per an announcement from Dixie State University Director of Athletics Dr. Jason Boothe, the Trail Blazers have selected their new swimming head coach.Tamber McAllister, who is a former assistant swimming coach at BYU, having served two separate stints (2005-2011, 2012-2018) in this role for the Cougars, will assume the role, Boothe confirmed during a press conference.Boothe called McAllister a “tremendous addition to the Dixie State family” and that they “look forward to working with her.”During her more recent stint at BYU, McAllister assisted both the Cougars’ men’s and women’s swimming squads with stroke work.McAllister also coached at Salt Lake City’s East High School (2004-2005), and has also served as a club coach in both the Salt Lake City and Provo areas.McAllister is happy to be in St. George, saying the position “has been on my radar for some time.”McAllister competed at the collegiate level from 2000-2004 at BYU, specializing in the breaststroke and IM events.She won four individual Mountain West titles in the 200 breaststroke, while also competing in the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials.A native of El Dorado Hills, Calif., McAllister received a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences from BYU in 2004. She and her husband, Eric, have three children, Emma, Marcus and Lilly.Dixie State is entering its third season of competition in swimming/diving. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 4/27

first_imgApril 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 4/27 Brad James Tags: Kanab/Manti/Millard/North Sanpete FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys SoccerRegion 17MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Alan Argueta, Dominic Ramirez and Nathan Banza each scored as APA West Valley edged Wasatch Academy 3-2 Friday in Region 17 boys soccer action. Hai Trihn scored twice in the loss for the Tigers.Softball2-A CentralGUNNISON, Utah-Maddie Edwards went yard and Taylor Brackett added a pair of doubles as the Gunnison Bulldogs routed North Sevier 10-0 in 2-A Central softball action Friday.Baseball2-A SouthKANAB, Utah-Drew Hafen doubled and Sam Orton took the win on the mound as the Kanab Cowboys bludgeoned Beaver 15-6 Friday in 2- A South baseball action. Alex Hollingshead and Crayton Hollingshead doubled in the loss for the Beavers.MILFORD, Utah-Slade Sheriff homered and tripled, while the Millard Eagles downed Milford 7-2 in 2-A South baseball action Friday. Kaleb Rowell doubled in the win for the Eagles, with Carson Teeples earning the win on the mound, going the distance, for Millard.Region 14NEPHI, Utah-Cody Lowe and Nate Olson each doubled as the Carbon Dinos doubled up Juab 6-3 Friday in Region 14 baseball action. In the loss, Joey Aagard, Raidyn Steele and Spence Reynolds each doubled for the Wasps in the loss.Region 15MANTI, Utah-Adam Huff, Jace Miller and Trever Trythall each doubled as the Manti Templars stymied San Juan 9-5 Friday in the first game of a Region 15 doubleheader. Matt Nelson took the win on the mound for the Templars.MANTI, Utah-Adam Huff earned the win on the mound as the Manti Templars completed a Region 15 baseball doubleheader sweep of San Juan with a 6-4 victory Friday.Non-RegionKANAB, Utah-Keegan Eliason took the win on the mound as the North Sanpete Hawks waxed Morgan 7-2 Friday at Kanab High School in non-region baseball action.CASTLE DALE, Utah-Jared Snow doubled, helping the Emery Spartans to a 7-2 win over North Sevier in non-region baseball action Friday. Rocky Bringhurst tripled and Shawn Sorensen doubled in the loss for the Wolves. Written bylast_img read more

UVU Men’s Basketball Nets Fordham Transfer

first_img Written by Tags: Ege Havsa/Hedo Turkoglu/Mark Pope/Turkish Basketball Federation/Utah Valley Men’s Basketball May 3, 2018 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Nets Fordham Transfer FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Thursday, Utah Valley men’s basketball head coach Mark Pope announced another addition to his program during what has been a busy week for the Wolverines.The Wolverines’ newest signee is Turkish national Ege Havsa, who previously played for the Fordham Rams of the Atlantic 10 Conference, coming via the grant-in-aid award.Pope lauded Havsa, saying “Ege brings international flare and savvy to our program.”The 6’4″ guard spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Fordham and saw action in 49 games while making 11 starts for the Rams.In 2017-18, Havsa played in 30 games and made all of his 11 career starts while amassing 4 points, 3.1 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game for Fordham.Havsa also shot 45.1 percent from the field and nailed 72.4 percent of his free throw attempts.Havsa’s points per possession plus/assist numbers were among the top two percent in the country. This is no small feat as presently, there are 351 teams in Division I.Havsa, a native of Istanbul, Turkey, has previously played internationally, earning “best guard” honors at the U18 Turkish Championships.In 2013, he played on the Turkish national team for the U16 European Championships and in 2017, he was a member of the U20 Turkish national team during the U20 European Championship tournament in Greece.Havsa is a product of Esenyurt Okyanus High School of Istanbul and previously played club basketball with the Pertevniyal Basketball club where he was team captain and MVP.He grew up playing for the Andaolu Efes grassroots program, which also produced NBA star Hidayet (Hedo) Turkoglu, the current president of the Turkish Basketball Federation.Havsa will be eligible to play for the Wolverines in 2019-20 and have two seasons of eligibility remaining. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Dodgers Edge Bees

first_imgJune 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dodgers Edge Bees Robert Lovell Written by Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Oklahoma City, OK)  —  Sean Isaac gave up all four runs in less than four innings as the Bees fell to the Dodgers 4-1 in Oklahoma City.Julian Leon singled in Salt Lake’s lone run in the seventh.The rubber match in the three-game series is tonight in OKC.  First pitch is at 6:05 p.m.  The Bees sit at 39-and-28 on the year.last_img read more

Utah Men’s Golf To Commence Season at Minneapolis

first_img Tags: Blake Tomlinson/Colton Tanner/Jonathan Wijono/Jordan Costello/Kyler Dunkle/Peyton Hastings/Tristan Mandur/Utah Men’s Golf Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-This upcoming Sunday and Monday, Utah men’s golf commences its season at the Gopher Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota.The Utes slated to compete at this tournament include senior Kyler Dunkle of Larkspur, Colo., junior Jordan Costello of Pinedale, Wyo., sophomore Tristan Mandur of Mill Bay, British Columbia, Canada, freshman Jonathan Wijono of Surabaya, Indonesia and sophomore Blake Tomlinson out of Salt Lake City’s Skyline High School.Other Utes returning standouts include junior Peyton Hastings of Bountiful, Utah and sophomore Colton Tanner of Park City, Utah. September 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Golf To Commence Season at Minneapolis Brad Jameslast_img read more