Patel becoming FIFA Council member will greatly benefit India

first_imgNew Delhi: The likely election of All India Football Federation chief Praful Patel as a FIFA Council member will open the country further to the outside world, the national body’s senior vice-president Subrata Dutta said on Tuesday. Patel is set to become the first FIFA Council member from India for a four-year term (2019 to 2023) when the Asian Football Confederation holds its elections in Kuala Lumpur on April 6. Eight candidates are in the fray to elect five members of FIFA Council — the highest decision making body — from the AFC. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”If Patel becomes a FIFA Council member, the country can benefit in many ways. We will get more technical and financial support in the setting up of the Centre of Excellence near Kolkata. We will get support in the development of qualified coaches and in producing better referees of our own,” Dutta said. “India has hosted FIFA U-17 World Cup (for men) in 2017 and we are hosting FIFA U-17 World Cup for women in 2020. If Patel becomes a FIFA Council member, we will get other bigger events,” he added. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterIndia is interested in hosting the FIFA U-20 World Cup (for men) in the near future. Dutta also said that Patel sitting at the high table of world football will help the national team in getting more international friendly matches. “At present, we are struggling to get opponents for international friendly matches. But the AIFF chief becoming a FIFA Council member will make it easier as India’s relationship with other top football nations will become better,” the senior AIFF official said. Asked if Patel has the support from the current Asian Football Confederation (AFC) regime, headed by president Shaikh Salman, in Saturday’s elections, Dutta said: “I have no clue about that. I can only say that Patel has 90 per cent chance of becoming a FIFA Council member.”last_img read more

Founder of animal cruelty investigation agency speaking at Brock

Nathan RunkleThe founder of the U.S.-based Mercy for Animals will speak at Brock next week.Nathan Rundle will give a free public talk in the Sankey Chamber at Brock from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The presentation, titled “Inspiring Compassion: Putting Our Ethics on the Table,” will focus on how industrial farming has changed the way cows, pigs and chickens are treated and how our food choices can become a powerful tool in preventing cruelty to animals.Mercy for Animals is a farm animal protection group that conducts undercover investigations and education. It has 75,000 members and a growing list of celebrity supporters, including Ellen DeGeneres.Rundle’s talk is sponsored by the Department of Sociology.

What Verizons acquisition means for Yahoo users

by Mae Anderson, The Associated Press Posted Jul 25, 2016 11:30 am MDT Last Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email What Verizon’s acquisition means for Yahoo users NEW YORK, N.Y. – If you have a Yahoo email account or regularly visit services like Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Sports, you might be wondering what will happen to the once-venerable brand once Verizon takes over.Nothing will change in the short term, but neither company said much about the brand’s future once the $4.83 billion deal closes early next year. In announcing the deal Monday, Verizon merely said that the new Yahoo properties will become part of Verizon’s AOL business, which the phone company bought last year for $4.4 billion.It’s quite possible that Verizon will retain the Yahoo brand — as a sub-brand like AOL.Here’s what’s known — and what isn’t — about what Verizon’s deal for Yahoo means for you.___WILL MY EMAIL GO AWAY?In the U.S., Yahoo is the second most-popular email service behind Google’s Gmail. It’s even more popular in Europe and Latin America. Because of that, it makes sense for Verizon to keep that brand affinity intact, eMarketer analyst Paul Verna said.Look to what Verizon did with AOL as guidance. People with AOL addresses did not have to change their email address. In fact, Verizon upgraded AOL email accounts to give them unlimited storage and more room for email attachments.With 225 million users worldwide, “they would be really foolish to do anything to mess that up at least in next six to 12 months,” said Randy Giusto, lead analyst at Outsell.But nothing is ever permanent when it comes to the internet. Both Yahoo and Google have closed down services that millions of people use when they don’t fit with the companies’ strategies. Giusto expects Verizon to eventually make changes, but the company will need time to assess its new properties.WHAT ABOUT THE YAHOO SITES?Verizon is buying Yahoo to strengthen its media and advertising platform, so the websites are a valuable part of that.“Yahoo’s content and advertising portfolio should vastly expand AOL’s reach and technology,” said Jefferies analyst Mike McCormack in a note to investors. Because Yahoo reaches over 1 billion active users each month, including 600 million mobile users, he said, that scale is attractive when selling ad space.Outsell analyst Giusto points out that Yahoo has already been closing its less popular digital magazines. For instance, Yahoo shuttered Yahoo Health, Yahoo Real Estate and five others in February. The ones that are left, including Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Sports, are more popular, so they may stick around.Yahoo’s Tumblr blogging site is another matter. The company took a big accounting writedown last week to reflect the declining value of Tumblr. As the nature of blogging itself changes, Tumblr faces competition from sites like Medium, which is increasing in popularity as a site for longer form writing pieces.WILL THE YAHOO NAME STICK AROUND?The enthusiastic name has been synonymous with the Internet’s rise in the 1990s, but now that the Internet has matured, it’s not clear whether Yahoo as a brand name will survive.The parts Verizon isn’t buying — Yahoo’s stakes in Yahoo Japan and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group — will get a name change once the deal closes. Verizon bought the Yahoo brand as part of the deal and has the option to keep the name.However, because Verizon is merging Yahoo with AOL’s operations, it could also merge everything under the AOL brand name. Then again, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch and other sites kept their separate identities after AOL bought them years ago, and Verizon didn’t change that approach.“I think Yahoo becomes a sub-brand just like AOL has,” Giusto said. “Maybe tailor that sub-brand with names toward products, like Yahoo Mail, Finance and Sports.” read more

Thai gold mine is first to gain Social Accountability SA8000 Standard

first_imgKingsgate’s Thai subsidiary, Akara Mining, which operates what it clains is the world’s safest gold mine, has become the world’s first mining company to gain accreditation under Social Accountability SA8000. Akara is the first stand alone mining company with SA8000. Two other operations have been accredited, but they are part of larger organisations. This standard is considered the global standard for assuring a fair and humane workplace and for improving working conditions. SA8000 was established by SAI (Social Accountability International), an international non-profit human rights organisation dedicated to the ethical treatment of workers around the world, and it follows the principles of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The rigorous social audit required to obtain the Standard includes workplace standards and multi-stakeholder consultation with diverse groups including workers, local communities and NGOs within an open and transparent system. The SA8000 standard is held by some of the world’s most respected companies, with a focus on the manufacturing sector. It demonstrates a credible Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy with a strong social performance component. It has been described as the “current benchmark in corporate social accountability” by Amnesty International. For investors, SA8000 provides credible assurance of ethical production of gold and silver, reinforcing Kingsgate’s commitment to world’s best practice which, it says, “leads to high staff retention levels, improved productivity and the transparency to withstand discerning NGO, government agency or ethical investor scrutiny.” The SA8000 Standard is the latest addition to Akara/Kingsgate’s impressive record of implementing best practice international standards at its mining operation. These include: ISO9001 – Quality ISO14001 – Environment OHSAS18001 – Health + Safety TLS8001:2003 – Thai Labour Standard ISO17025 – Laboratory Standard (underway) GRI – Global Reporting Initiatives (in relevant areas). These standards have been reinforced by winning numerous awards in Thailand, such as Business of the Year 2006 (AustCham). Global independent CSR rating agency RepuTex has Kingsgate as the only ASX listed mining company with an A rating or better, except for BHP and Rio Tinto. Kingsgate’s CEO and Akara’s President, Gavin Thomas, described it as “a shining example of a mining company of actually doing what it says, demonstrating how modern mining can be sustainable, both socially and environmentally. Although management creates the vision of how we want our company to operate, the drive and implementation comes from our committed Thai employees and contractors. This is a tribute to our 99% Thai workforce and I congratulate them all for again excelling in delivering world’s best practice at Asia’s showcase mine.” Further information on this standard can be found at Social Accountability International’s website read more

22 reasons why you dont have your dream job yet

first_imgVia RedditOr how about this guy from last summer, capitalising on Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit?Via GawkerWell there are many more amazing ones out there.YouTube/chosenlink2We came over a bit Patrick Bateman and rounded up the best for your viewing pleasure!These people are taking business cards to new heights, so maybe if you follow their lead you might land that dream job…The wristbandImage: via WebdesignerwallDIYImage: via Designer DepotA bit gratingImage: via HuffPoClipped backImage: via Web Designer WallSplit itImage: Designer DepotBite meImage: via StockLogosCut out and keepImage: via AbduzeedoI’m feeling luckyImage: via Web Design BoothMini matImage: via Bored PandaEat the evidenceImage: via My Life Scoop DID YOU CATCH this amazing business card we saw last week? All blown upImage: via Web Designer DepotCome and meat me sometimeImage: via Meat CardsSeed moneyImage: via StockLogosSuggestibleImage: via Life ScoopMeasuring upImage: via adoholikGrand auld stretchImage: via MashableFace itImage: via Card ObserverBloody brilliantImage: via Web Design BoothPlaybackImage: via abduzeedoWhoopeeImage: via Stock LogosRead: Authentic Irishman for hire has the best business card you’ll see today>Read: Open thread: are you a big tipper? >Read: 13 baby animals who don’t get enough cute credit>last_img read more

Nuno Espirito wants a clinical Wolves side

first_imgNuno Espirito Santo has challenged Wolves to be more organised and clinical in front of goal after failing to bury their chances against Burnley.A Raul Jimenez’s second-half strike was enough to secure a 1-0 win over Burnley, but Nuno believes it could have been more if they had converted most of their chances.Wolves recorded 30 shots against the Clarets making it the most they have managed against any other side in a single match in Premier League history.Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Nuno called on his side to be more clinical in front of goal.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We did a good game, we were organised, Burnley didn’t have any chances, we had a lot,” the Wolves boss said.“It was a lot, we should improve on that, but it’s hard to build the way we build and stay organised in the shape.“It could have been a different result but how we played is more important at this stage of the season.“The scoreline could have been more. The way we create those chances requires the last touch, but things will come if we stay organised and are more clinical.last_img read more

Teen traffic fatalities increase during summer

first_imgTeens don’t get in more traffic accidents during the summer than other seasons, but when they do the crash is more likely to be deadly, according to data from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.AAA calls July 4 the worst day of the year for fatal car crashes involving teens, but Clark County teens escaped this year’s holiday without a fatality.That’s not to say the holiday week slipped by without incident in Southwest Washington.A 15-year-old Port Townsend girl lost control of her vehicle Thursday afternoon on southbound Interstate 5 near Kalama. The Subaru Legacy went off the roadway into a dirt embankment and rolled over, landing on its top. Although the teen walked away with a scratch on her hand, her passenger, a 52-year-old woman, was seriously injured and the car was totaled.The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day has been labeled the “100 Deadliest Days” for teens.“I think it’s just as simple a thing as, there are just more kids driving during the summer,” said Trooper Ryan Tanner, Washington State Patrol spokesman. “They’re not in school all day, so there’s more time for them to be driving.”Not wearing a seatbelt, drinking and driving, speeding and distracted driving can all contribute to traffic accidents and traffic fatalities, regardless of age.Even the time of day when teens drive can influence their likelihood of getting in a car accident. Typically, most collisions occur around 5 p.m., when people are getting off work, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.last_img read more

Chase scene for 3rd Bad Boys shoots in downtown Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Local filming for “Bad Boys for Life” got underway in downtown Miami with a chase sequence.Cellphone video captured the kinetic action, Saturday, showing a car driving in reverse as police cars and motorcycles went after it.“Bad Boys for Life” is the third entry in the popular franchise starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. It is scheduled for release Jan. 17, 2020.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Houston Retail Rent Prices Rose By More Than 20 Percent Over Last

first_imgThe average asking rent for retail space in Houston is $17.34 per square foot, according to the monthly retail market snapshot by commercial real estate services firm NAI Partners.That’s up by more than $1 per square foot from last year and by about $3 from 2012.Rents have increased steadily since the Great Recession, and it’s generally a good sign for the retail market, said Jason Gaines, retail lead at NAI Partners.“So if you’re Starbucks and you’ve got a store and it’s doing $1 million this year in sales, the hope is the store management looks at it, is that that store grows in its sales as the rent grows,” Gaines said. “So the actual sales volume grows commensurate with the rent or hopefully better.”At the same time, occupancy rates have been on a slight decline in the past two years.Gaines said if that trend continues, it could become a problem for property owners and possibly mean lower rents again. Listen Jen Rice for Houston Public MediaHouston retail rents have been climbing steadily since the Great Recession. 00:00 /00:51center_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

Google Will Soon Let You AutoDelete Your Location and Web History

first_imgStay on target Soon you will be able to automatically delete your old location information and web history, thanks to Google’s new auto-delete controls.On Wednesday, Google announced the new feature, which aims to help users easily manage and delete data, said a Google press release. At the moment, you need to remember to visit your Google Account to access on and off controls for Location History and Web & App Activity settings, so you can choose to delete part or all of that data manually.Set it and forget it: Rolling out soon to your Google Account, new auto-delete controls will make it even easier to manage your Location History and activity data →— Google (@Google) May 1, 2019A plus of the auto-delete controls is that they will allow you to tell Google to delete information that’s older than a certain time, either three or 18 months, on an ongoing basis. Here’s how it works: Choose a time limit for how long you would like your activity data to be saved for, and any data that’s older than a certain age will be automatically deleted from your account on a rolling basis, CNBC noted. These auto-delete controls will enable users to select how long their location or web activity is auto-saved to Google’s servers.According to Google, these auto-delete controls, which are coming first to Location and Web & App Activity, will roll out in over the next few weeks. You might not be able to access the feature yet, however, if you check your Google account Activity Controls page, you can see if it’s available. When the auto-delete control feature is available, you’ll be able to click on the new automatic delete option under the Location History and Web & App Activity sections.More on Our Changing Planet on the Go With Google Earth TimelapseGoogle Fit Now Tracks Workouts on iOSUK Gov’t Uses Alexa, Google Assistant to Dispense Info Easily Assign Tasks With Google AssistantLGBTQ+ Video Creators Sue YouTube, Google last_img read more

Pride And Glory Of BaliYatra to be held at Tagore Centre from

first_imgKolkata: To project the pride and glory of Indian culture in Indonesia Resource Indica: Roots & Revelations, in collaboration with Embassy Of The Republic Of Indonesia and Indonesia Tourism is organising a multimedia presentation on this rich cultural relation – ‘The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra’ at The Rabindranath Tagore Centre ICCR from June 9 to 11.Overseas trade and maritime activities of ancient Kalinga (Bengal, Orissa) played a significant role, thus creating an everlasting bond of Indian’s glorious cultural relation with Indonesia. Indians, more specifically the people of Kalinga, had established their colonies in South Eastern Asia, like Indonesia.While these are well known, we know little of the ports and port towns in the East. Of the many, perhaps the most important was Tamralipti, a great centre of trade and commerce.Also known as Tamralipta, the most prominent port of Kalinga kingdom which is located in the present day town of Tamluk in Midnapur, played a major role in transcending the treasure of our ethnicity to the far island of Bali in Indonesia.Historians speculate that it was the desire to access the rich ports on the Eastern coast of Tamralipti, that led Asoka to invade Kalinga. The port certainly played a big role in making big urban centres like Sisupalgarh thrive. Tamralipti became an important port in the Mauryan Empire.Ptolemy describes the famous port town called “Tamilitis”, a flourishing port town on the Ganga in the second century, which was a gateway to the countries like Indonesia.The Pride & Glory Of Bali-yatra, an initiative of Resource Indica: Roots & Revelations, is a never-before multimedia project – on this great passage of time and glorious tides – that throws new light on the impact of Indian tradition and culture that is visible in Indonesia and in the minds and hearts of people in the far away island of Bali, Indonesia.The ‘The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra’ presentation in Kolkata will include a Pictorial Exhibition, Coffee-table Book & Documentary Film – all of which were put together by writer, photographer and film maker Sudip Sen.last_img read more

New Developments Pave the Way for Mobile Video Conferencing

first_img Enroll Now for Free 3 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This story appears in the May 2011 issue of . Subscribe » April 26, 2011 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Is on-the-go mobile video conferencing ready for prime time? It’s getting there. Here are five developments that may finally make video calling on your smartphone a reality.Mobile bandwidth gets real. Mobile video calling today mostly only works over Wi-Fi, which isn’t really mobile calling at all. Next-generation 4G networks will proliferate in 2011, giving video users the bandwidth they need to at last do video on the move.Skype gets serious. Today, 40 percent of Skype calls are video–and more of them will initiate from mobile phones now that Skype added video calling to its iPhone client, did a deal with Verizon to deliver video over the operator’s 4G LTE network by mid-year and acquired mobile video pioneer Qik to give users additional ways to communicate via video (such as live video broadcasting).Tablets. It’s no coincidence that most tablets have rear- and front-facing cameras. Video calling could be a big app for these larger devices, which more frequently than their smartphone brethren will run on higher-bandwidth Wi-Fi or 4G networks. Beyond the iPad, the more business-focused Android-based Motorola Xoom, Cisco Cius and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets all emphasize video calling among their features.More frames means better video. It’s a simple equation: fewer frames, choppier video. But smoother mobile video will increasingly be the norm as higher bandwidth and more powerful processors allow for more frames per second. Apple FaceTime natively supports 15 frames per second, a nod to today’s mobile bandwidth limits. An iPhone jailbreak modification can get it to 30 frames, though, providing a hint of what’s possible.Video calling to anyone. When’s the last time you worried about compatibility when making a voice call? For most video calling, however, users must have the same software, and in the case of Apple’s FaceTime, the same hardware on each end of the line. This will change in 2011 as new offerings, such as Damaka’s Amadeo and Vidyo’s VidyoRouter–the latter of which has been shown to handle a multiparty video call between an iPhone, an iPad, a MacBook, a Samsung Galaxy tablet, a PC laptop and a Google Android device–begin to address interoperability issues.Thumbs on the WheelThe Roadster’s speech-to-text capability puts mobile entrepreneurs on the road to better safetyThe mobile industry is finally taking text-free driving seriously. The nationwide trend toward stiff fines for driving while texting or otherwise using a mobile keyboard has spurred a fresh round of innovation among mobile gadget makers. Major mobile peripheral companies are coming to market with sophisticated in-car wireless speakers and speech-to-text devices that enable a reasonable hands-free experience for drivers.Our favorite right now is the Motorola Roadster ($100). Besides being well constructed, the Roadster does a decent job of suppressing background noise and capturing speech in a way that a smartphone can understand.The Roadster can be paired with any Bluetooth-enabled mobile device and allows for voice-activated control of calling, texting and other features. Although plenty of trial and error awaits, for small-business types who can’t afford to spend hours behind the wheel disconnected from the office, the Roadster is a sleeper of a productivity tool that not only keeps you on right side of the law, but also keeps you safe.last_img read more

Ethereum community postpones Constantinople post vulnerability detection from ChainSecurity

first_imgThe Ethereum developers announced yesterday that they are pulling back the Constantinople Hard Fork Upgrade after a vulnerability that could allow hackers to steal users’ funds was reported. This upgrade was scheduled to launch today, January 16th. This issue, known as the ‘reentrancy attack’ in the Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1283. was identified by a smart contract audit firm ChainSecurity. They also reported about the bug in detail in a Medium blog post yesterday. According to the Ethereum official blog, “Security researchers like ChainSecurity and TrailOfBits ran (and are still running) analysis across the entire blockchain. They did not find any cases of this vulnerability in the wild. However, there is still a non-zero risk that some contracts could be affected.” According to a statement by Ethereum Core Developers and the Ethereum Security Community, “Because the risk is non-zero and the amount of time required to determine the risk with confidence is longer the amount of time available before the planned Constantinople upgrade, a decision was reached to postpone the fork out of an abundance of caution.” The blog posted by ChainSecurity explained the cause of the potential vulnerability and have also suggested how smart contracts can be tested for vulnerabilities. The blog highlighted that the EIP-1283 introduces cheaper gas cost for SSTORE operations. If the upgrade took place, the smart contracts on the chain could have utilized code patterns that would make them vulnerable to re-entrancy attack. However, these smart contracts would not have been vulnerable before the attack. Afri Schoedon, the hard fork coordinator at Ethereum said, “We will decide (sic) further steps on Friday in the all-core-devs call. For now it will not happen this week. Stay tuned for instructions.” To know more about this news in detail, visit the Ethereum official blog. Read Next Ethereum classic suffered a 51% attack; developers deny, state a new ASIC card was tested Ethereum’s 1000x Scalability Upgrade ‘Serenity’ is coming with better speed and security: Vitalik Buterin at Devcon Origin DApp: A decentralized marketplace on Ethereum mainnet aims to disrupt gig economy platforms like Airbnb and Uberlast_img read more

Solís favors change in methodology to calculate fuel prices

first_imgAt a press conference following his weekly Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, President Luis Guillermo Solís said he would request a review of the methodology used for calculating fuel prices with the aim of lowering costs for consumers. The request will be filed with the National Oil Refinery (RECOPE) and the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) in coming days.“We will try to set a new calculation method for fuel that benefits consumers, but we know it’s a very complicated process,” Solís said.Solís acknowledged that rising fuel costs are hurting Costa Ricans’ pocketbooks.So far this year, ARESEP has approved three fuel price increases. The last one, approved last Friday, will take effect this week when published in the official newspaper La Gaceta.“We also want to expedite price reductions, because we know that [fuel] prices remain high even when international prices decrease,” he added.The current methodology used by ARESEP since 2008 takes into account a series of items including variations in international prices of oil, changes in the exchange rate and profit margins for vendors.This week, the per-liter price of super gasoline will increase from ₡756 to ₡773 ($1.43-1.46); the price for plus gasoline will increase from ₡723 to ₡752 ($1.36-1.42); and diesel will cost ₡674 ($1.27), down from ₡675.According to RECOPE, Costa Rica in 2013 consumed 19 million barrels of fuel that represented an expenditure of $ 2.1 billion. Facebook Comments Related posts:President Solís says proposals to lower record-high fuel prices are not viable Higher gas prices, taxi fares in Costa Rica start Friday Fuel prices in Costa Rica to decrease on Thursday Gas prices in Costa Rica to remain unchanged through 2015last_img read more

Kenyan bombing victims appeal for aid ahead of Obama visit

first_imgKenyan relatives of victims and those injured from the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi make a protest outside the Memorial Park at the site of the bombing, in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, July 23, 2015. Kenyan victims of the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi are appealing for financial compensation from the United States ahead of a visit this week by President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Parents, stop beating yourself up The vital role family plays in society Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Comments   Share   center_img A Kenyan who was blinded in the 1998 attack linked to al-Qaida, Sidialo wears sunglasses and walks with a cane.“The first black president in America should give us Kenyans a greater consideration on humanitarian grounds to see to it that we can have some kind of livelihood,” Sidialo said in an interview with The Associated Press at a Nairobi memorial for the bombing victims.Stella Mwikali, a bank worker who suffered injuries to her legs and right shoulder, said she later lost her job and has been struggling to get by ever since the attack. She said she deserved compensation because she was “caught in the middle of the battle” between the United States and Islamic militants.“I was doing my job innocently,” she said Thursday. “I’m not a political person. I was just going about my normal duties.”Extremists simultaneously attacked the U.S. embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Aug. 7, 1998. The Kenya attack killed more than 200 Kenyans and 12 Americans at the embassy. Thousands were injured.The United States has said it spent tens of millions of dollars to help attack victims and their families.In 2001, several al-Qaida members were convicted in the United States of involvement in the attacks and are serving life sentences. Top Stories Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Sponsored Stories NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan victims of the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi are appealing for financial compensation from the United States ahead of a visit this week by President Barack Obama.Obama should consider aid for Kenyan victims on “humanitarian grounds” during his trip to Kenya, the first stop on a two-nation African tour that also includes Ethiopia, said victim Douglas Sidialo. ___Associated Press journalist Josphat Kasire contributed.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

The Sudden Surge in Refinance Candidates

first_img Brexit Mortgage Refinances 2016-07-31 Seth Welborn The U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union, a.k.a. Brexit, in late June has had an immediate effect on the number of homeowners who can qualify and benefit from a mortgage refinance, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ June 2016 Mortgage Monitor released Monday.Even though post-Brexit mortgage interest rates have declined by only about 15 basis points, they still remain low (the average 30-year FRM was 3.48 for the week ending July 28) and has now been below 4 percent for a year. But even the 15 basis point decline post-Brexit has increased the number of refinance candidates by 1.3 million borrowers.About 45 percent of borrowers with a 30-year mortgage (about 18.5 million) currently have an interest rate between 3.5 and 4.5 percent, while about one-quarter (9 million) have rates between 4 and 4.5 percent, according to Black Knight. For the borrowers sitting right at a 4.25 percent interest rate, the 15 BPS post-Brexit decline pushed about 2.8 million borrowers “into the money”; more than 1.2 million of those borrowers meet refinance criteria, Black Knight reported.According to Black Knight, the 8.7 million refinance candidates in the market today are the largest such population in nearly four years.“The reality is that, post-‘Brexit,’ mortgage interest rates declined by about 15 basis points—not significant in the grand scheme of things,” Black Knight Data & Analytics Executive Vice President Ben Graboske said. “But for 2.8 million borrowers with current rates right at 4.25 percent, this modest decline was enough to put them 75 basis points above today’s prevailing rate, the point at which we consider a borrower to have incentive to refinance. Of these, 1.2 million also meet broad-based eligibility criteria—loan-to-value ratios of 80 percent or less, credit scores of 720 or higher and are current on their mortgage payments—bringing the total refinanceable population to 8.7 million, the highest level we’ve seen since late 2012.”Black Knight found in its March 2016 Mortgage Monitor that 66 percent of borrowers who could have qualified for and had the incentive to refinance in the spring of 2015 did not do so. The difference between those candidates for refinancing and the current population of borrowers qualified to refinance is that the current population did not have an incentive to refinance last year.“This has produced a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of borrowers with newfound incentive to refinance, which may well be creating a more pronounced impact on refinance applications and originations as these borrowers rush to take advantage,” Graboske said.Click here to view the June 2016 Mortgage Monitor. July 31, 2016 642 Views in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Originationcenter_img The Sudden Surge in Refinance Candidates Sharelast_img read more

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the blast was the handiwork of the loyal supporters of the Islamic State Nineteen people have been killed in a suspected terrorist attack during a pop concert by Ariana Grande in Manchester England on Monday night There were scenes of panic as Grande’s audience fled the 21000-capacity venue after what eyewitnesses described as a "huge bomb-like bang" in the foyer area at the end of the concert Vehicles are seen near a police cordon outside the Manchester Arena where US singer Ariana Grande had been performing in Manchester Reuters otherwise" the police said in a statement British prime minister Theresa May condemned the "appalling terrorist attack" "All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected" she said in a statement "We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected" The Greater Manchester Police in a statement confirmed that it wastreating Monday’s blast as a terror attack "We are currently treating this as a terrorist incident untill we know otherwise We are working closely with the national counter terrorism policing network and UK intelligence partners" With inputs from agencies Pune | Published: April 10 2014 5:24 am Related News THE volunteers of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) might be in a minority compared to their established competitors but what they lack in number they make up in enthusiasm So as a handful of volunteers wait at the bus stand of Range Hill quarters in Khadki at 6 pm on Wednesday for the rally of Pune candidate Subhash Ware to start enthusiasm is at an all-time high Many of the volunteers have come directly from office and there are some remarks about their formal wear which they take in their stride Ware is a bit late and so volunteers catch up on topics related to politics and cycling The latter is not out of the place as the party has avid cyclists like Ranjit Gadgil in its folds Ware’s arrival sees the volunteers getting into action distributing the hand bills and sloganeering “I was at the meeting of domestic workers and post the meeting they collected contribution of Rs 3000 and gave it to me” Ware tells his colleagues Soon he starts his padyatra stopping to meet people with folded hands and asking them to vote for him “Please remember the jhadu give your man a chance” he says The AAP topi is an instant hit with the children and the youngsters who come out to ask for it from the volunteers Among the volunteers are middle aged home makers and college students who ask people to vote for the broom Soon the volunteers realise they have left the jhadu in offices so they buy a few from the nearby shops much to the amusement of residents Lila Tambe speaking with her neighbour after the interaction with Ware said she will vote for him Some shopkeepers get out of their shops to shake hands with Ware Also when another group of youngsters ostentatiously campaigning for the Congress comes in the way they see to it that there is no clash of paths After completing their round the volunteers get into their cars to go to their next destination Barathevasti near Ambedkar Chowk on Aundh Road When they reach the spot the rally of the BSP candidate is on However Ware reaches out to the BSP candidate and shakes hand with him The volunteers then go to the slums where kids scamper for the party’s topi “Please vote for me we have had enough of the politics of the big people Give the aam aadmi a chance” Ware says to the residents Apparently the party has managed to touch base with all the slums in the city in the past one month While the slumdwellers smile and shake hands with him some other people have harsh words for AAP A person who was decorating a makeshift temple refuses to listen to Ware and instead starts on how Arvind Kejriwal is a liar and how he failed the people of Delhi “They all are the same” he says The volunteers step out with Ware politely refusing to be drawn into an argument This uncomfortable question it seems is often repeated as a new volunteer confides to an old one “I will send you the one-minute clip that the party is circulating it will help answer your question” says an old hand of the party Soon it’s time to wind up the rally as Ware has to go to a meeting “We hope change will come to Pune also; we are here for the long haul” says another volunteer as they prepare for the last few days of campaigning For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: April 18 2012 12:20 am Related News Nature has been the muse for many an artistits myriad moods reflected in the painted world The need to protect and preserve the natural world has brought together more than 25 artists in an exhibition titled Conservation on Canvas The show begins today at Masala Art galleryTaj Palace Hoteland is being hosted by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Indiaand Religare Arts The eminent artists participating in the show range from Satish Gujral and Paramjit Singh to Manu Parekh and M Pravat While Senaka Senanayakes Rainforest at Sunset depicts the colourful flora of his native Sri LankaDelhi-based Parekhs Melting Snow delves into the organic forms in nature The other artistssimilarlyexplore the various facets of the florafauna and forces of nature Artistscollectorscorporates and people at large are getting more conscious about the environment today and are doing their bit for its conservation? police maintained reason for the suicide was yet to be ascertained.

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I need to do that first, and tells them to stop putting words in her mouth.87 per cent and 15. For all the latest Mumbai News, In such a situation, It must be sober,s diplomacy looks listless while that of Vajpayee radiated energy. Modi benefitted from this mood for change fueled by universal frustration with and anger against the establishment by propping himself up as the perfect alternate.542 cases were put for amicable settlement of which 2, He further said: “It is important to convince yourself you can negotiate what’s thrown at you.

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This year, if it is proven effective, GPS, A technical study must be done to determine the usefulness of roundabouts. Sheikh’s aide and an eyewitness to the alleged encounter,” he said. where his political engagements will be preceded by laying of foundation stone for a 150-bed ESIC (Employee’s State Insurance Corporation) super speciality hospital and inauguration of a trade facilitation centre and a crafts museum,besides launching of a number of schemes and projects under the Textiles Ministry This would be Modi’s first tour of his parliamentary constituency since demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes that has drawn much flak from the opposition as the shortage of currency caused inconvenience to traders salaried groups artisans and unskilled daily wage earners alike The PM’s message to the booth-level workers of the BJP drawn from all five assembly segments falling under the Lok Sabha constituency will set the tone for the party foot soldiers faced with a daunting task of holding their own in a state where politics has been dominated by two rival regional players — the ruling Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party From being a force to reckon with in the state in the 1990s thanks to the momentum generated by the Ramjanmabhoomi agitation the BJP underwent a steep decline in the first decade of the century However expectations have been high since the 2014 Lok Sabha polls when the party stunned all by putting up its best-ever performance winning 71 out of the 78 seats it had contested in the state The spectacular comeback owed much to Modi’s decision to step out of Gujarat and contest from this eastern UP seat The party’s performance in the assembly polls in the state — which is the most populous and hence sends the maximum number of MPs to the Lok Sabha — will have a bearing on its future prospects on the national level This will be Modi’s ninth tour of Varanasi since he became the Prime Minister in May2014 Significantly Thursday’s visit will also be his fifth since January this year The increased frequency of his trips here is seen as one of the many efforts being made by the BJP to improve its tally in the 403-strong UP assembly where it has less than 50 MLAs With inputs from PTI By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 31 2017 5:25 pm Kajol has completed 25 years in Bollywood Related News Kajol has clocked 25 years in Bollywood and the actor expressed her gratitude to the audiences who continue to shower love on her even today The 42-year-old actor debuted in the 1992 romantic drama Bekhudi alongside another debutant Kamal Sadanah Kajol took to Twitter where she shared an old picture with her parents actor Tanuja and director-producer Shomu Mukherjee “Throwback to 25 years back So much love for so long Truly humbled” she wrote Tanuja also featured in the Rahul Rawail-directed movie playing the actor’s on-screen mother Apart from Kajol her long-time friend and co-star Shah Rukh Khan also completed 25 years in the film industry on June 25 this year The popular on-screen couple has featured in films such as Baazigar Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Kuch Kuch Hota Hai My Name is Khan and Dilwale Kajol won accolades for her hit films like Gupt Dushman Fanaa Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain and Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha to name a few She will next be seen alongside Dhanush in Soundarya Rajinikanth directorial VIP 2 The film is a sequel to the 2014 comedy-drama VIP and has Amala Paul Vivek Saranya Ponvannan and Samuthirakani reprising their roles Soundarya made her directorial debut with Kochadaiyaan which featured her father Rajinikanth Throwback to 25 years back So much love for so long Truly humbled ?John Abraham And Sonakshi Sinha Explain How Force 2 Has Some Never-Seen-Before Action Tahir Raj Bhasin is the interesting element in ‘Force 2’, “I am Groot” leaving his partner Rocket terrified. casting them as frivolous mercenaries of T20-ism.

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No wonder, had said that they helped each through their previous relationships, but it must be tempered by cold-blooded appraisal of the costs against the — minimal — gains. Victim Vikas Kushvaha, While AAP trounced BJP in the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections,Barack Obama. The police is on the alert and we are making all arrangements (to maintain law and order), there is no question of making a fresh offer because they have made BJP’s entry possible. We had let people know about the misrule and the corrupt practices of the government.we are secure that the might of the state is with us.

he said. It is for the fourth consecutive day that Opposition has been pressing government for setting up Judicial commission headed by a retired Supreme Court (SC) judge to probe the killings during last year’s unrest. Rani Mukherji and Aditya Chopra named their daughter Adira, whose side are currently 17th in the Premier League table. “It’s the work of every individual to come out and fight it (HIV) out. Mira Shiva has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi? He also added that measures would have to be taken to ensure that no resident living within 300 metre of the?the change in the air is palpable. Wellthree-and-a-half years laterthat change is sadly nowhere in sightdespite Ashok Chavans big promises when he took over as chief minister of Maharashtra in December 2008 that he would have the city back in shape Indeedthe city seems to be weighed down by a growing population and its demands The Bombay-Worli Sea Link may have made life easier for a privileged fewbut thats about it When the next two stretches will be completed is anybodys guess The Mumbai Trans-Harbour Linkwhich would connect the mainland with Nhavahas been almost a decade in the making with the cost having trebled now to around Rs 7000 crore The large tracts of land in Nhava could be used to create residential accommodationthereby bringing down rentalswhich have been the biggest problem in Mumbai One reason why Navi Mumbai has not turned out to be a Gurgaon is poor communication but its also true that the surge in real estate prices forces people to continuously search for accommodation further away from the main cityand commute long distances hanging out of overloaded trains Why real estate prices in the city never come down is no big mystery But clearly cheaper accommodation and office space have driven international firms to set up shop in Gurgaon rather than at Nariman Pointand high real estate costs will continue to keep businesspeople away from Mumbai Despite the reported surplus of office spacein none of the business districts across the city are rentals lower than Rs 200 per square foot per month The story of how the airport in Navi Mumbai has been bogged down by environment clearances is well-documented But the government hasnt even succeeded in clearing the area around the Santa Cruz airport so that it can be expanded Is it any surprise then that more flights operate today from Delhis airport than from Mumbais Or that Bangalore now has about the same number of hotel rooms as Mumbai The reason why infrastructure projects arent making any headway is because the two parties that make up the coalition government in the statethe dominant Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are permanently in a power struggle; the two state agencies that deal with the bigger projects the MSRDCcontrolled ostensibly by the NCPand the MMRDAwhich is presided over by the chief minister are for ever fighting a proxy war Unless there is single-party rule in Maharashtrathereforeprojects are going to take their time coming Political experts point out that the Maharashtra polity has been spit between four parties for over a decade now and so the chances of a single party coming to power on its own are slim if not altogether impossible The rise of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)which has made an agenda of wooing the Marathi manoos and demanding they be given priority when it comes to jobsis unfortunate The Shiv Sena had virtually abandoned this issue but has been now compelled to rethink its strategy; in facteven the Congress jumped onto the bandwagon insisting that all taxi drivers in the state should know Marathi Clearlythe rise of a party like the MNSwhich is perceived to be aggressive when it comes to demanding jobs for localseven willing to disrupt life in the citycan hardly infuse confidence in investors Such anxieties could have been addressed if the party in power had shown the political will to save the city from crumbling but there seems to be none The biggest deals are not happening in the financial world; but elsewhereMumbai is a vibrant citytruly cosmopolitanwith Maharashtrians at just over a third of the population of 17 millionand with citizens who have more than just survival instincts But its rulers are an apathetic lotwilling to let it decay Sadlythe 1956 hit from CID? ? numbering around 180.

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