Kareena to star in Laal Singh Chaddha

first_imgMumbai: Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor Khan will be the leading lady opposite superstar Aamir Khan in Laal Singh Chaddha. The film, inspired by Paramount Pictures’ Tom Hanks-starrer Forrest Gump, marks Aamir and Kareena’s third collaboration after 3 Idiots and Talaash. Secret Superstar helmer Advait Chandan is directing the film, while actor Atul Kulkarni is attached as a writer. Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis, is a 1994 American comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiographyThe story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump (Hanks), a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama who witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th century in the United States. Laal Singh Chaddha is produced by Aamir Khan Productions and Viacom18 Studios. Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Studios said to be able to adapt the classic for Indian audiences “is a long-cherished dream for many of us”. “Knowing Aamir’s burning passion for this subject for many years, he is the perfect partner to bring to life this dream. I also want to thank Jim, Andrew and the wonderful team at Paramount Pictures for believing in our vision,” Andhare said in a statement.last_img read more

Gold bond price fixed at 3890 per gram issue opens Monday

first_imgMumbai: Price of the next tranche of the Sovereign Gold Bond issue opening on September 9 has been fixed at Rs 3,890 per gram, the Reserve Bank said on Friday. The Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2019-20 – Series IV will be opened for subscription from September 9 to 13, 2019. Further, the government has decided to offer a discount of Rs 50 per gram for those investors applying online and making payment for the purchase of the bond through digital mode. “For such investors, the issue price of Gold Bond will be Rs 3,840 per gram of gold,” the RBI said. The sovereign gold bond scheme was launched in November 2015 with the objective to reduce the demand for physical gold and shift a part of the domestic savings, used for purchase of the yellow metal, into financial savings.last_img read more

Canadian Womens National Hockey Camp coming to Dawson Creek in September

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The city of Dawson Creek will be hosting the Canadian Women’s National Hockey Camp at the Encana Events Centre.The camp will see the National Women’s team take on the Fort St. John Huskies and the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks in a series of exhibition games.Tickets for the event are on sale and cost $10 per game in advance, or $15 when bought on the day of the game. A family pack is also available for $45 which entitles guests to four general admission tickets, four hot dogs, and four pops. To purchase tickets call 1-877-339-8499, or visit: http://www.tigerboxofficeplus.ca The camp runs from September 10th to September 16th, but games don’t commence until the 13th. The full schedule of games can be found below:September 13th – 7:00 p.m. – Canada Red vs. Canada WhiteSeptember 14th  – 4:00 p.m. – Canada White vs. Fort St. John HuskiesSeptember 14th – 7:00 p.m. – Canada Red vs. Dawson Creek Junior CanucksSeptember 15th – 12:00 p.m. – Canada White vs. Dawson Creek Junior CanucksSeptember 15th – 3:00 p.m. – Canada Red vs. Fort St. John HuskiesSeptember 16th – 10:00 a.m. – Canada Red vs Canada Whitelast_img read more

Man reported missing in Grande Prairie

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Mounties in Grande Prairie are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man.21-year-old Daryn Middleton was reported missing on Wednesday morning. He was last seen in the Meadowview neighbourhood of Grande Prairie on August 18th.Middleton is described as Caucasian, standing 6’2” tall, weighing 145 lbs., with blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. There is a concern for Middleton’s well-being, and the RCMP would like to locate and speak with him as soon as possible.If you have any information about his whereabouts, please contact Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com.last_img read more

UN Sudan envoy urges Darfur parties to tackle power wealth and security

Jan Pronk made his comments in Abuja, Nigeria, where Salim Ahmed Salim of the African Union (AU) is mediating negotiations between the Government of Sudan, the Sudanese Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM).The parties, which have begun to tackle substantive issues now that procedural arrangements are in place, should engage in the talks in “good faith and with tangible commitment to achieving a final peaceful settlement to the Darfur crisis,” a spokesman for Mr. Pronk said.The envoy called on the SML/A to unify its structures, leadership and agenda, and to stay at the table and deal with other issues, such as the holding of a general SML/A conference, once the current round of peace talks is completed.The current round, which aims to cover power-sharing, wealth-sharing and security arrangements among Government forces, allied militias and rebels, will shut down during Ramadan in November.Speaking to reporters last week in Khartoum, Mr. Pronk said that the international community will not look favourably at an extension of the peace talks into 2006.In a separate development, on Sunday Mr. Pronk sent a letter to Sudanese Foreign Minister Lam Akol expressing his concern over the disruption of a UN-sponsored colloquium on human rights in El-Geneina on 27 September, when six participating Sudanese lawyers were arrested by the National Security forces. Although they were later released, he protested the incident, including the confiscation of the UN agency’s colloquium papers in contravention of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the UN.”They do not have the right to enter our meetings,” Mr. Pronk told the press on 28 September. “It is a United Nations meeting and that is completely in [keeping] with the general rules of the United Nations presence in a country.” read more

Airlines begin to offer travel waivers for Hurricane Matthew

Airlines begin to offer travel waivers for Hurricane Matthew by David Koenig, The Associated Press Posted Oct 4, 2016 5:21 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Airlines are cancelling some flights to the Caribbean and even the mainland U.S. as Hurricane Matthew is expected to spin toward Florida later this week.By late Tuesday, American Airlines had cancelled about 120 flights through Saturday, a spokesman said. Nearly half were departures from Miami, mostly to Caribbean destinations.Delta Air Lines planned to check the latest storm-tracking models on Wednesday before deciding whether to scrap any Florida flights, according to an airline spokesman.Many U.S. airlines are letting passengers change travel plans without penalty if their trip might be affected by the hurricane, which pounded Haiti on Tuesday and caused flooding that was blamed for several deaths.—American said it would waive change fees on trips scheduled Thursday or Friday to or from eight cities in Florida. The airline had already offered waivers on trips scheduled through Thursday in several Caribbean nations including Cuba.—United Airlines said it would waive change fees and any difference in fare for customers scheduled to fly Wednesday through Friday to, from or through five airports in Florida.—Delta waived change fees on trips through Wednesday in the Caribbean and through Thursday at eight Florida destinations, although differences in the fare would still apply.—JetBlue Airways said passengers flying Thursday through Sunday to or from eight cities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina can change planes without a fee or additional fare. A similar offer covers Caribbean travel through Thursday.—Spirit Airlines said it would waive the change fee and fare difference on Florida trips Thursday and Friday.The offers come with conditions that vary by airlines. Customers usually have just a few extra days to complete their rescheduled trip.The fee to change a nonrefundable ticket on United, American and Delta is typically $200 for domestic flights and usually more for international trips.Travellers whose flights are cancelled can get a refund.___U.S. cities covered by waiver offers:American — Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Key West, Melbourne, Miami, Orlando, West Palm Beach in Florida.United — Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, West Palm Beach.Delta — Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Key West, Melbourne, Miami, Orlando, West Palm Beach.JetBlue — Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Orlando, West Palm Beach; also Savannah-Hilton Head, Georgia; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina.Spirit — Fort Lauderdale, Orlando. read more

Secondhand tyres up to 23 years old putting lives at risk on

first_imgSimon Blackburn, chairman of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, said: “The prevalence of dangerous used tyres for sale at some businesses is alarming and irresponsible traders have got questions to answer because they are putting lives at serious risk.”Cheap part-worn tyres might be tempting to buy but if they don’t have the correct legal markings, motorists risk buying illegal tyres which could contribute to a major accident.”Motorists buying used tyres should go to a reputable trader and check they have ‘part-worn’ stamped on them as without this mark, they are unlikely to have been checked and the retailer is breaking the law.”They should also look out for any cracks, tears, lumps and check the state of the tread before buying. “It’s also worth looking at how good a deal used tyres offer.”New tyres are available to suit all budgets, provide a safer option and should last longer, meaning they may offer better value for money in the long term.”View latest offers from Kwik Fit​ Cheap part-worn tyres might be tempting to buy but if they don’t have the correct legal markings, motorists risk buying illegal tyres which could contribute to a major accidentSimon Blackburn, LGA Lives are at risk as drivers are opting for dangerous second-hand tyres unaware they are up to 23 years-old and have serious defects, trading standards have warned.As many as 83 per cent of used tyres in some areas are being sold illegally, the Local Government Association (LGA) said.Part-worn tyres are being sold with serious safety defects, unsafe repairs and incorrect labelling, according to council Trading Standards teams. A tyre ready to be sold and classified as illegalCredit: LGA/PA Figures suggest that around 4.5 million part-worn tyres are being sold in the UK every year.center_img A tyre ready to be sold and classified as illegal Durham County Council officers found that only one out of 39 (2.6 per cent) tyres stocked at various dealers bore the required “part-worn” tyre marking, with 25 tyres having problems that could impair safety.Ten tyres had unsafe repairs, nine were over 10 years old and one was 23 years old. The LGA is urging motorists buying second-hand tyres to check that they bear the required “part-worn” marking, which lets drivers know that the tyre has been checked and meets legal requirements.There were 16 people killed and 908 road casualties – more than two a day – in reported accidents in the UK in 2015 where illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres were a contributory factor, according to Government figures. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Atlas Copco expands its containerised generator for industry offering with four new

first_imgThe Atlas Copco QEC 1250 containerised generator has now been joined by four new models: QEC 800, QEC 950, QEC 1000 and QEC 1200. The expanded QEC range, including two dedicated models for the US and Canada, has been designed for multi-drop, prime power and critical standby applications for the rental, mining and oil & gas industries. The QEC 800, QEC 1000 and QEC 1250 are available for the global market (50/60Hz switchable) and the QEC 950 and QEC 1200 are dedicated 60Hz, EPA Tier 2 certified for the US and Canada.Customers can tailor their QEC to individual key requirements such as power output and noise suppression. A host of factory-mounted and retrofit options allow this customised configuration. These include digital AVR, a coolant heater, an air shutdown valve and customised colours. All QEC models come in a standard ISO CSC container to facilitate transportation to the most remote worksites. Forklift slots and lifting eyes are integrated for swift onsite manoeuvering.Quality components, including a Leroy Somer alternator and a Cummins engine, ensure reliability and performance. Extensive testing during the design and production phases results in a long lifespan and a high resale value. To minimise maintenance and service costs, the QEC range comes with long service intervals of 500 hours, easy removal of the aggregate engine-alternator via the slide in/out concept, large access panels, a mechanical cooling system and several service tools. Additional maintenance features include heavy-duty dual stage fuel and air filtration, a dedicated door for easy cleaning of the engine coolers and directly accessible power cable connections.The optional Qc4003™ controller can put two or more QEC models into parallel for a flexible power solution for loads that exceed the output capability of a single generator set. This type of power management system (PMS) can also be used to provide continuous power when one of the gensets needs to be shut down for scheduled maintenance or repair. “Our oil & gas, mining and rental customers asked for containerised Predictable Power for large loads,” says Julio Tome, Product Marketing Manager, Atlas Copco Portable Energy. “With up to 1 MW of power, the QEC meets their key needs: a flexible configuration and output, extreme reliability and high performance in an easy-to-transport container.” The QEC 800, QEC 1000 and QEC 1250 are available now for the global market and the QEC 950 and QEC 1200 can be ordered for the US and Canada.last_img read more

Forfás dissolution will strengthen capacity and drive jobcreation policy

first_imgIf we are to sustain and accelerate this positive movement, we must continue a relentless drive across Government on jobs and competitiveness. That is why we are integrating the strong policy-making capabilities of Forfás into the heart of Government, to help drive job-creation policies across Government. LEGISLATION TO INTEGRATE the policy research functions of Forfás into the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation was published today.The dissolution of the quango is a move that Minister Richard Bruton said will “strengthen capacity and drive job-creation policy”.Published legislationUnder the new legislation, the functions will be transferred from Forfás and assigned to Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland (IDA).Staff of the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB), which is a Committee of Forfás, will be transferred to the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) with INAB becoming a Committee of the HSA.Since it was established Forfás has been involved in the central policy-making process in the Department of Jobs, with the agency playing a leading role in the development of the Action Plan for Jobs.ReformsUnder the new reforms, such as the abolition of the agency, Bruton’s reform programme will: Minister Bruton said: He added that the Forfás CEO, Martin Shanahan and his team had made a major contribution to the momentum to create jobs in the past two years. “I look forward to continuing the strong collaboration we have built, to drive new reforms in employment and competitiveness policies and create the jobs we need,” he said.Read: ‘Relentless push’: Government plans special Cabinet meeting on jobs early next year>Read: 150 new technology jobs announced for Liberty Mutual> merge the National Consumer Agency and the Competition Authority reform five workplace relations bodies into two organisationsrestructure the enterprise support model for micro and small businesses, including the dissolution of the 35 CEBs and the creation of the new Local Enterprise Offices and restructure transport and enterprise development bodies in the Shannon regionlast_img read more

Refugee advocate hits out

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram At just 37 years old, Kon Karapanagiotidis is a lawyer, a social worker, has been sacked several times and has founded Melbourne’s only Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASCR).Every day he deals with stories of pain and suffering.He deals with the nation’s leaders using asylum seekers as a scapegoat for everything from unemployment to interest rates.He deals with migrant Australians saying, ‘we came here the right way.’He deals with overt racism from those who should know better. In particular, Greeks.“We came on a boat as well. How many times have I said that under the Howard Government and this government, they would have not let us in,” Karapanagiotidis told Neos Kosmos.His disillusionment with the Greek-Australian community is palpable and he implores Greek-Australians to remember where they came from.“People, once they establish themselves in this country, they all forget. My generation of Greeks are racist some of them, but I think most importantly they are apathetic, politically disengaged, not interested in the world around them, self serving and self interested,” he says.“I think a lot of them forget where they come from, forget they are Greek. They want to assimilate too much and don’t make their parents’ sacrifices count. My parents’ generation, your parents’ generation, went through a lot to get us to this point.”Kon Karapanagiotidis is passionate about the community, and helping people less fortunate than himself, and is not afraid to tell it how he sees it.“I am really sick and tired of watching my own community more interested in tearing down each other out of jealousy or their hunger for power and pride. Where are our leaders, where are our role models, where are the heroes in our community? For this generation they are bloody invisible,” he says.Karapanagiotidis has a strong moral compass and it’s set firmly on course. In an era of what he terms political apathy, he is a radical.And he uses this dogged determination to spread the word that asylum seekers should not instil fear in the hearts of Australians.“At a national level, fear is based purely in leadership and luck of political courage. Look at Fraser, he had a lot of problems with boats coming from Vietnam but he had leadership.”“He came out and said, ‘why are we afraid of these people, these people can contribute’. None of these people went in detention centres. They came straight in to the community and look what these people have contributed,” he says.“You look around and what makes Australia beautiful is our diversity, it’s our strength, it’s multiculturalism. The differences have never been a threat, they have been a strength,” he says.Based in West Melbourne, the ASRC is a non-government-funded charity set up to help asylum seekers.It offers many services including a food bank, legal assistance, health care and English classes.Most importantly, it offers support to a group of people who have been persecuted in their homeland and demonised here.last_img read more

Akrites tou Pontou dinner dance

first_imgAkrites tou Pontou of Melbourne is inviting you to its forthcoming event. All funds from the night will go towards purchasing traditional costumes for the club’s dance groups and for the upcoming Sydney Synapandema. As always, Akrites will have live Pontian and Greek/Laika music for you to dance to. Akrites tou Pontou is a bright new venture which aims to pass on Pontian traditions and culture to the next generation. When: Sat, 17 November, 6:00pm Where: Ukrainian House, 3 Russell st, Essendon. Cost (including food): $35 for Adults – $20 for Chlldren under 18 years. Drinks at bar prices. Contact: Kosta 0400 643 010 or Voula 0438 587 513 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Start times attendance boundaries changing at Ridgefield schools

first_imgRidgefield School District will have new start times and school attendance boundaries starting in the fall for the 2018-2019 school year.South Ridge Elementary School and Union Ridge Elementary School will run from 9:05 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. It’s not much of a change for South Ridge, which currently starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Union Ridge currently runs from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.Sunset Ridge Intermediate School and View Ridge Middle School will start at 8:05 a.m. and end at 2:35 p.m. View Ridge starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. this year, and Sunset Ridge is a new school opening in the fall. Ridgefield High School’s start and end time will remain the same, with school running from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.As for boundary changes, students residing in the carve-out in the Pioneer Canyon subdivision area previously in the South Ridge boundary will go to Union Ridge to adhere to neighborhood school attendance and to increase transportation efficiency.The boundary between the two elementary schools will shift northward to move newer developments from Union Ridge into South Ridge to help balance out attendance, as expanding enrollment from new subdivisions would add to rapidly growing enrollment at Union Ridge.The district will automatically approve boundary exceptions for third-graders so they don’t have to move to a new school for their final year of elementary school. The district will also allow for all students to apply for in-district boundary exceptions. The district will adhere to the expectation that student transportation is the responsibility of parents and guardians for all in-district boundary exceptions.The changes were suggested to the school board by the Boundary & Start Time Committee, which was formed in the fall.last_img read more

Sinkhole reroutes traffic at PeaceHealth hospital

first_imgA sinkhole forced traffic to take a detour around the main entrance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Wednesday.The entrance on Mother Joseph Place and East Mill Plain Boulevard was closed Tuesday night when the sinkhole was discovered after someone drove into it, said Ken Cole, medical center spokesman. The entrance was reopened for traffic at about 7 p.m. Wednesday, hospital officials said.Crews from Dan Tapani Excavating started repairs Wednesday morning. “It was hard to know how big it was” at first, said Andy Tapani, youngest brother in the Tapani family.The hole, which ended up being about one foot deep by two feet wide was filled midday Wednesday, said Tapani worker Bob Sheadel.PeaceHealth notified police and first responders in the area of the closure. Hospital spokesman Cole said emergency workers are familiar with the detour because the entrance sometimes is closed during major rainstorms.Sidewalks remained open to pedestrians during repairs.The hospital is paying for repairs because the damage is on PeaceHealth property, Cole said.last_img read more

Crews perform controlled brush burn in Everglades

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – The Florida Forest Service performed a controlled burn in Everglades National Park, in Southwest Miami-Dade.7Skyforce HD flew over the scene near Southwest Eighth Street, west of Krome Avenue, just before 1 p.m., Monday.Officials said crews are clearing dry brush to help ensure the ecosystem stays healthy.No buildings were in danger.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Connecting Print and Mobile

first_imgPublishers are literally driving engagement between the print product and digital platforms by linking print magazines directly to smartphones. The idea aims to neutralize the “either-or” aspect of print and mobile and merge the strengths of both.“We’re connecting print to mobile because we believe we’re well poised with our demographic—they are glued to their phone,” says Jason Wagenheim, vice president and publisher of Teen Vogue. “We did a study earlier this year that found that 9 out of 10 of our readers are shopping with their mobile phones. They’re not just making purchases, but using their phone while they’re shopping, searching for coupons and texting friends photos of dresses when they’re in a store.”Attaching Apps to PrintBased on this, the magazine developed the Teen Vogue Insider app, which is a companion to the magazine. It allows readers to “like” and share brands on Facebook, Twitter and over email as well as map nearby locations to make purchases. Editorial or advertiser-based slideshows and videos are also available. Finally, discounts and special offers are pushed out through the app. The app is updated to coincide with every issue of Teen Vogue, further tying the mobile experience to print. By having it as a companion to every single issue, Wagenheim says the brand is changing reader behavior that will enhance attachment to the print magazine.“The app is promoted in every issue with advertising and editorial,” he says. “There’s also a directory featuring all of the pages within the magazine that can be activated with a mobile scan—we use image recognition, not QR codes. You can use the app to scan pages in the magazine to launch these engagements.”As of press time, the app has been downloaded 80,000 times in the three months since its launch; there have been over 250,000 scans of magazine pages and over 550,000 user sessions.Every Page Mobile-izedLike Teen Vogue, city and regional consumer publication Milwaukee Magazine is also mobile-enabling its printed pages.“We’ve gone cover to cover,” says Linda Lundeen, associate publisher of Milwaukee Magazine.In this joint project with Quad Graphics, which owns Milwaukee Magazine, every single page was integrated with unique mobile experiences. The October “Best of 2012” issue features 146 image recognition and augmented reality experiences that readers can launch with a free app. Readers can go behind the scenes of a music studio, see a 3D gold watch pop off the page and hear a restaurant critic narrate dining listings. “We offered the more robust experience for advertisers if they took out a full page ad, which is why some increased or added insertions,” says Lundeen. “They wanted to be apart of this.”Lundeen told many of her advertisers, which are local to Milwaukee, that the ads would be enhanced through basic additional content features—more pictures or video they already had in their possession. Through the analytics, she adds, the publication sees which aspects and pages were interacted with most, also enhancing insights for both the editorial staff and advertisers. As of press time, the app for the October issue had been downloaded over 100,000 times.last_img read more

9 great reads from CNET this week

first_img Share your voice 0 Apple Post a comment Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See All • Tags You might have gone on vacation this week, but tech didn’t. Apple nabbed Intel’s modem business in a $1 billion bet on 5G wireless. Facebook got hit with a record $5 billion fine for losing control of our data. The Justice Department approved T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint. And Samsung announced a September time frame for relaunching its foldable phone, which faltered out of the gate last spring due to problems like screen breakages.In the shadows of the headlines were these great stories you don’t want to miss: Nerdy Craigslist founder wants to change the world – starting with your newsCraig Newmark is a self-proclaimed nerd and reformed jerk. Now he’s putting money behind his politics.One small step: What will the moon look like in 50 years?A scientific outpost, a graveyard, a stepping stone to Mars: It all starts with the moon.futuremoon Robert Rodriguez Forget the Galaxy Fold, where’s the Galaxy Home smart speaker?Samsung’s foldable phone isn’t the only new device that’s been delayed.samsung-developer-conference-9882 Angela Lang/CNET Why Apple wants Intel’s modem businessThe company is out to control every aspect of its products — including how it’ll connect to 5G networks.iphone-xs-12 Angela Lang/CNET Whopping $5 billion FTC settlement still a bargain for Facebook, critics sayCritics give the deal a thumbs-down.facebook-logo-blue-wall Graphic by Pixabay/Illustration by CNET This is the browser you’ll want if you really care about online privacyThe Brave browser focuses on stopping websites from tracking you.lenovo-yog-c930-26 Angela Lang/CNET Recent climate change trends ‘unprecedented’ in the last 2,000 yearsHumans have really cranked the heat up.gettyimages-916896750Smog fills the LA skyline. Getty With the T-Mobile deal approved, it’s time we say so long to SprintSprint gets its sweet release after T-Mobile’s takeover is cleared.Sprint Posts First Quarterly Net Profit In Three Years Joe Raedle / Getty Images HBO’s Share: A smartphone video tears a teen’s world apartPremiering on HBO this week, Share is a brutally timely parable for the #metoo era and the Instagram generation.sundance-2019-32161548038-d3b14e8638-o-share Sundance Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? reading • 9 great reads from CNET this week Tech Industry Brave browser Processors HBO Green tech Privacy Space Facebook Intel Sprint T-Mobile Applelast_img read more

Creating Dynamic Financial Ecosystems for the Poor

first_imgNumerous people in Asia do not have access to appropriate financial products and services, but new business models, technology and delivery channels developed by commercial banks, microfinance institutions, NGOs and other financial services providers may be closing the financial exclusion gap and contributing to inclusive growth and poverty alleviation.This and many other pertinent topics will be discussed at the forthcoming Asia Microfinance Forum 2014 (AMF), to be held in Shanghai, China from 5-7 August, 2014.Themed “Financial inclusion in Asia: Creating dynamic financial ecosystems for the poor”, the Forum will discuss financial frameworks, policies and regulations; financial capability; demand‐driven products; behavioral economics; digital finance; microfinance as a catalyst for SME growth; achieving impact among target groups and more.Two world leaders in microfinance will open the Asia Microfinance Forum 2014 as keynote speakers: Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG, Founder and Chairperson of BRAC; and Robert Annibale, Global Director of Citi Microfinance and Community Development.”The event provides a platform to explore opportunities and solutions to challenges by drawing on a diversity of approaches and fresh thinking from across the Asia region” says Banking with the Poor Network Chairman, Mr Chandula Abeywickrema.”We see financial inclusion is creating dynamic financial ecosystems for the poor in Asia, and delegates can look forward to learning from the best in the field through a series of workshops, plenary sessions and networking functions beginning on the 5th of August.”This is the fourth regional forum since 2006 convened by the Banking with the Poor Network and organized by the Foundation for Development Cooperation, in partnership with the Citi Foundation as Lead Sponsor and The China Association of Microfinance as Local Host.Over 400 delegates representing microfinance institutions, government agencies, credit unions, community‐based institutions, commercial banks, mobile network operators, central banks and regulators, development banks, insurance companies, educational and research institutions, donor groups, NGOs, financial hardware and software providers, consultants and professional service firms are expected to attend the AMF.The Forum will bring together leading industry experts, heads of commercial banks and development financial institutions, regulatory body heads of several Asian countries as well as scholars and practitioners of diverse fields of microfinance and financial inclusion to deliberate and present pragmatic solutions for discussion at the Forum.AMF delegates will further have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sessions to learn about new initiatives, discuss and debate ‘best practice’, exchange knowledge and build partnerships to increase progress towards achieving greater financial inclusion in the region.last_img read more

Home Prices Up 12 in September Greater Increases Ahead

first_imgprice,Home Prices Up 12% in September, Greater Increases Ahead November 5, 2013 394 Views With recent predictions “”forecasting a falloff””:https://themreport.com/articles/double-digit-annual-price-gains-expected-to-end-in-2014-2013-11-01 in home price increases over the next year, gains nevertheless continued at a strong pace in September, “”CoreLogic””:http://www.corelogic.com/?WT.mc_id=prnw_131105_kADDF reported Tuesday in its monthly “”Home Price Index””:http://www.multivu.com/mnr/61892-corelogic-reports-home-prices-rise-12-percent-yoy-in-september (HPI) report.[IMAGE]The company recorded a 12 percent annual gain in its HPI (including distressed sales) for September, representing the 19th straight monthly year-over-year increase and bringing the index to its highest point since May 2008. The West claimed the top three spots for yearly appreciation, with Nevada (+25.3 percent), California (+22.5 percent), and Arizona (+14.6 percent) posting the highest percentages. Georgia (+14.4 percent) and Michigan (+13.9 percent) rounded out the list.[COLUMN_BREAK]””U.S. home prices continued their ascent in September. Average home prices in nearly half the states are now within striking distance of their pre-downturn pricing peaks,”” said Anand Nallathambi, CoreLogic’s president and CEO.September’s report is of special significance, given the fact that the month marked the five-year anniversary of the start of the housing crisis. According to CoreLogic chief economist Dr. Mark Fleming, the five-year appreciation rate for all homes in the country was 3.4 percent.On a monthly basis, home prices increased 0.2 percent over August, continuing a slowing trend that began earlier this year. Nallathambi said the deceleration in price gains “”is natural and should help keep market fundamentals in balance over the longer term.””Taking distressed sales out of the equation, CoreLogic reported a 10.8 percent annual increase and a 0.3 percent monthly increase in its HPI. Nevada (+22.4 percent) and California (+18.9 percent) were still the top spots for growth, with Utah (+13.2 percent), Arizona (+12.6 percent), and Florida (+12.6 percent) following.CoreLogic’s Pending HPI, a proprietary metric that measures the current indication of price trends, predicts another strong month in October, with prices up 12.5 percent annually (including distressed sales). On a monthly basis, the recovery will continue to pump the brakes, resulting in an increase of only 0.1 percent. in Datacenter_img Share Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies CoreLogic Home Prices Investors Lenders & Servicers Service Providers 2013-11-05 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

Armed with placards

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