Rob Nichol, of IRPA, told RW a year ago that the optimum time period for players to get adequate rest and conditioning was “12 to 14 weeks”. Well, that’s out the window for players in the northern hemisphere.Player welfare was reportedly at the heart of these discussions on the new season structure, but it’s more likely players will lose heart when looking at the changes. Yet again the needs of the players have been put at the bottom of the list. The proposed 11-month season from 2019 is frankly ridiculous, fumes RW’s Sarah Mockford. This first appeared in the June 2017 issue of Rugby World magazine. To check out the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.Okay, there are lots of club players with no international commitments and they will have a few extra weeks to prepare, but it’s not just England players that will be impacted; there are the internationals from other countries who will have Tests to play, while the U20 World Cup is likely to move to July. And with the need to marry up the European windows, the Pro12 might have to follow the same plan as the Premiership. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Working up a sweat: Exeter Chiefs during their pre-season training THIS IS a rough schedule for an England player come 2019-20: July-Aug pre-World Cup training; Sept-Oct World Cup; Nov-June Premiership/European season with club; Feb-March Six Nations; July two-Test tour; August five weeks off; Sept start of season.Yes, World Cup years put extra strain on the scheduling, but the arrival of the integrated global calendar in 2019 brings with it a couple of big changes. Firstly, the Test window will move from June to July – there will be three-Test tours in every year bar the one after a World Cup. Secondly, Premiership Rugby will continue to start their season in September but the final will move to late June.It doesn’t mean that players will be playing more games – the cap will remain – but when are they supposed to rest? A week off here and there in-season will help but a significant break is needed between campaigns, both for mental rest and physical conditioning, to ensure they’re ready for the rigours of a long season.This scheduling means a month between seasons for Test players. Gone is the pre-season that players so often pay tribute to when they hit form, that time to recover from niggles and get in good shape.
Home / Daily Dose / Is Homeownership Losing Out to Renting? Is Homeownership Losing Out to Renting? Share 1Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago July 12, 2018 1,721 Views Subscribe Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Census Bureau Family homes Home Homeowners HOUSING Rent RENTCafe Renters in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News About Author: Scott Morgan Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago One of the casualties of homeownership in a market defined by escalating prices and stingy inventory seems to be the American family. The U. S Census shows that as of 2016 the number of families with minor children was up to 14.3 million. A decade earlier, that number was 12.4 million.According to a report by RentCafe, renters with children in the U.S. increased by 16 percent, while homeownership has decreased by 14 percent in the 10-year period between 2006 and 2016. And that holds true across the 30 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.In raw math, the number of families who own dropped to 22 million in 2016. That’s down from almost 26 million in 2006, and that represents 29 percent of owner households nationally, according to the report. “These statistics show the tremendous effects of this relatively short but eventful period of time on American families,” the report states. “These 3.6 million fewer owner households are families who lost their homes in foreclosures or otherwise, they are young families who are unable to overcome the current financial barriers to become homeowners, and they are also homeowners whose children grew up and no longer fall into this category.”Other contributing factors to consider are the declining birthrate in the U.S., people having children later in life, and the soaring cost of raising a child, according to the report.The highest jumps in renting families happened in Southern and Southwestern metropolitan cities, mainly Charlotte, Atlanta, Phoenix, Houston, and Miami. Charlotte saw a 73 percent surge in families with kids who rent their home, and an increase of 21 percent in homeowner families with kids, the report found. Atlanta saw a 51 percent jump in the number of renter families and an 11 percent drop in homeowner families. Phoenix saw renting families increased by 42 percent while those who own their home decreased by 12 percent.On the flip side, the smallest changes in renter families were not confined to geographic regions. Pittsburgh saw the number of renter-occupied households with children stagnate over the 10-year period. Meanwhile, the number of owner families in Los Angeles dropped 13 percent, as owner families dropped 22 percent.According to the report, Detroit, Riverside, Miami, and Las Vegas also lost the most homeowner families with children, registering decreases of more than 20 percent. “In terms of numerical changes,” the report stated, “Houston metro saw the largest increase in renter families with children among the 30 largest metros, 107,000 households, while Los Angeles metro saw the largest decrease in homeowner families with children, 188,000 households.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Former ‘Foreclosure Capital’ Experiments With Anti-Poverty Measure Next: Housing Deficits in the Silver State Related Articles Census Bureau Family homes Home Homeowners HOUSING Rent RENTCafe Renters 2018-07-12 Radhika Ojha Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago
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