Indian Sports Business : Ultimate Table Tennis postponed indefinitely

first_img PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates Facebook Twitter Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Like247 SportsThe Highest-Paid College Football Coaches In 2020, Ranked247 SportsUndoGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityUndoCBS NewsThese Are America’s Deadliest HighwaysCBS NewsUndo“You need permissions from the state and central government, check players availability and discussions with the ITTF have to take place. I see none of that happening in the near future,” former player and promoter of UTT, 11sports director Kamlesh Mehta told PTI.“We would want it to happen later this year but will have to talk to ITTF for the new dates as we always decide our schedule depending on the world body’s calendar. But right now none has any clarity, including the ITTF. We can only wait and watch.”Ultimate Table Tennis postponed indefinitely, league will not happen this yearUTT got an official window in the ITTF calendar for the first two years but with professional season getting busier, it did not get one last year.Though Chinese players have stayed away from taking part in the UTT, the event has attracted top players from Germany, Sweden, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong and Portugal.The league has also provided much needed exposure to the budding talent in India besides quality competition to the country’s best players, including Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan and Manika Batra. The fourth edition of Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT), scheduled in India from August 14 to 31, has been indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.With sporting events yet to start in the country and the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) itself still not certain about the resumption of professional tour, the postponement was inevitable.UTT, which began in 2017, was to take place after the Tokyo Olympics, which has now been moved to next year because of the pandemic. Latest Sports NewsSportSports Business F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football TAGSIndian Sports BusinessInternational Table Tennis FederationTable tennis fed of IndiaUltimate Table TennisUTT Season 4 SHARE Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Latest Sports News WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 5/1 (2 ov) – Follow Live Updates Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Formula 1 Football Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – August 11, 2020 Cricket Indian Sports Business : Ultimate Table Tennis postponed indefinitely Latest Sports News Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Previous articleEngland vs Pakistan: Stuart Broad fined by his own father for breaching ICC code of conductNext articleCricket: Taylor ‘not sure’ about playing 2021 T20 World Cup in India Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Lions Third Test: Five things we’ve learnt

first_imgSome incisive analysis on the final Lions test including why it was the perfect draw, Jonathan Davies’ renaissance and credit to Warren Gatland Change of tack: Warren Gatland surprised many by using two playmakers for the Second and Third TestThe selection of Sexton and Farrell allowed the Lions to link in the midfield in a way that his tried and tested Welsh selections sometimes haven’t. His faith in Liam Williams, Anthony Watson and Elliot Daly should be applauded, it would have been far easier to select George North and Leigh Halfpenny. Gatland seems to have taken a step away from the maulers, towards the ballers. Whether it’s a big enough step to secure the top job, in New Zealand, remains a doubt. But regardless, Gatland will now be considered one of the coaching greats.Jon Davies is a man rebornLooking 5kg lighter, Jonathan Davies has been the standout Lion of the tour and the deserved Man Of The Series. It has been a remarkable change in form. Pre-Christmas he was struggling to be selected at the Scarlets, during the past 10 weeks he has looked like the best centre in world rugby. Davies has always had a deadly right foot step and an industrial hand-off, but as we saw in the third test, his new weapon is his handling.Class act: Jonathan Davies has showed off every facet of his game in New ZealandNever has he looked so comfortable offloading. His new confidence with the ball in hand is reminiscent of Ma’a Nonu’s transition from a crash ball centre to a three-dimensional player. Another 12 months of this form and execution, and Davies could be looking at a nomination for World Player of the Year.The Lions’ experience is alive The perfect drawIt has been said that a draw is like kissing your sister. If that is the case, the third test was like kissing an adopted step sister who is now a swimwear model. It was as beautiful as that situation can ever be. A game where the score and statistics seem trivial. It was 46 blokes giving everything they had. Much is made of defensive patterns, pod systems and the intricacies of the breakdown, but sometimes rugby is just about smashing the bloke in front of you and winning the collision.Breakdown master: Sam Warburton looks to steal a turnoverThere were of course some intricacies of note. The All Blacks’ quick, flat lineout certainly caused the Lions rather rigid defensive lineout to be flat footed on occasions. Sam Warburton’s work at the breakdown was immaculate and reinforced how important a genuine ‘Jackal’ is in modern rugby. But this wasn’t a day for individuals. This was team sport at its finest. No player could have delivered more. What a magnificent game.All Blacks tweak the set pieceThe All Blacks are like that creepy snake in ‘The Jungle Book’. Just when you think you’ve got them sussed, and their movements analysed, you turn your head and find that they’re probing another part of you. When we were all looking at their young backline, they decided to radically alter their set piece. Gone were the quick scrums and regimented lineouts. Instead replaced with long, heavy scrum drives and rapid lineouts.Tactical tweak: the All Black used quick lineouts as part of a changed gameplanIt was the first time that the Lions looked out thought up front – not out muscled, out thought. On numerous occasions the All Blacks shunned the pedestrian nature of a modern lineout and lifters, for a simple flat throw to the middle jumper. It was genius. And another example of something that can’t be practiced in a gym or with your lips wrapped around a protein shake. Bravo.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREHat tip for GatlandMany questioned Warren Gatland’s selection as the Lions’ head coach. More questioned his probable tactics. ‘Warrenball’ even become a word. But the third test, and the series as a whole, has shown Gatland to be far more flexible than many thought. To level a series in New Zealand is ridiculously rare and to have achieved that whilst stepping out of his coaching comfort zone has to be admired. I haven’t been in New Zealand. I’ve been watching it all back home. And anyone who thinks that the Lions’ concept is dead, is way short of the mark. Whereas this column usually leans heavily on lineout statistics and tackle percentages, here’s a different stat. My local pub, in Cardiff, sold 132 breakfasts for the third test. In a small village, in the suburbs.The sea of red: The Lions tour captured the imagination in NZ and back homeDespite the understandable indifference from Scottish supporters and some in the wider rugby community, the Lions are alive and well. I’m not sure if breakfasts sold count as an official rugby statistic, but they are a sign that the Lions concept is in rude health, even if the cholesterol levels of those eating the said breakfasts aren’t.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS And the fans go wild: Owen Farrell levels the scores in the Final Test last_img read more

Breaking News: Suspect detained in Apopka Vehicle Burglary

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Orange County Sheriffs responded to a call for a vehicle burglary near Dovetail Court in Apopka. Dovetail Court is near Thompson Road and SR436. Deputies, a chase unit and a k-9 unit assisted in the search. A suspect has been detained in the burglary according to the OCSO Public Information Office. No other details are known at this time. The Apopka Voice will update this story as more details are known. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSBurglary Previous articleSammie Smith Joins FCA Staff at Ole MissNext articleApopka Burglary Report and Map – Week Ending 5/15/2016 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Updating Breaking News: 6:30pm – The alleged victim, Tonya Jenee Hampton, said that her house was broken into on Sunday around noon and that her roommate’s bedroom door was broken, but nothing was missing from the room or the house. Later that evening, a neighbor called to tell Hampton her car was parked sideways on the lawn. Hampton speculated that the person attempting to steal the car may not have known how to drive a stick-shift. This afternoon Hampton’s daughter was home and saw two young men sitting in the second car in the driveway. When she yelled at them, they got out and ran away. She called Orange County Sheriff’s Office who responded to the call, sent deputies, a chase unit and a K-9 unit in pursuit and later detained a suspect in the attempted burglary. OCSO has not released the name of the suspect or verified an arrest was made. last_img read more

Indiana Farmers Discuss Ag Issues with Elected Officials in D.C.

first_img Previous articleNAFTA Negotiations on a Fast Track, But to Where?Next articleGetting a Grip on Family Living Costs Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farmers Discuss Ag Issues with Elected Officials in D.C. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Sep 19, 2017 SHARE Facebook Twitter Indiana Farm Bureau concluded its 2017 Leaders in Action program in Washington, D.C. this month where members met with Indiana’s national elected officials including Sen. Todd Young, Sen. Joe Donnelly and five U.S. Representatives. Leaders in Action is an annual program for INFB members looking to improve their leadership skills for the betterment of Indiana agriculture.Members are accepted into the program through an application process, and if selected, they attend four sessions on working with local elected officials, self-leadership, presentation skills and opportunities in Farm Bureau. The last step of the program is a three-day trip to Washington, D.C., to learn about federal farm issues and hold meetings with congressional representatives.This year, members met with the offices of Rep. Susan Brooks (5th district), Rep. Larry Buschon (8th district), Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (9th district), Rep. Luke Messer (6th district) and Rep. Todd Rokita (4th district).In all seven meetings, INFB members had the opportunity to discuss legislative issues of priority to Indiana’s farmers including the 2018 farm bill, regulatory reform, access to rural broadband, tax reform, trade and more.The following INFB members completed the program this year (asterisk represents those who were not able to be present in D.C.):Cathy Curry, Switzerland County*Travis Doto, Henry County*Bob Geswein, Floyd CountyJudy Harper, Vanderburgh County*Laurie Hubert, Perry CountyCourtney Mann, Putnam CountyJacob Mattox, Decatur County*Jo Linda Meier, Bartholomew County*Lorna Meyer, Bartholomew CountyMarcia Monroe, Jackson CountySuszette Neukam, Daviess CountyCindy Ramsey, Shelby CountyCarol Redman, Posey CountyJamie Schilmiller, Floyd CountyTom Schilmiller, Floyd CountyMark Simonetto, Hamilton CountyChris Stoffel, Gibson CountyRhonda Wheeler, Johnson CountyJennifer Wilk, Dearborn County*“Personal development programs like Leaders in Action help our members communicate the needs of Indiana’s farmers with decision makers,” said INFB President Randy Kron. “We look forward to seeing these leaders continue to grow and positively represent agriculture in our state.”Leaders in Action is for individuals who want to enhance their leadership skills, specifically becoming more effective at the local, state or national levels in both volunteer and elected positions. Indiana Farmers Discuss Ag Issues with Elected Officials in D.C.last_img read more

Tips and tricks on how to manage stress during finals

first_imgTwitter Previous articleRobinson to transfer from TCUNext articleMen’s Basketball makes statement in Los Angeles, dominates USC 96-61 Haven Hill RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin ReddIt Books available for all TCU students line the shelves in the Mary Couts Burnett Library. Photo by Haven Hill. New policy implemented regarding mumps, measles vaccination TCU also provides cheap relaxing massages for TCU students.“Keep your head up and work through the pain,” White said. ReddIt + posts Twitter Smith also added that students should try to take care of themselves physically so they can mentally prepare themselves for finals week.TCU students are given two full days dedicated to studying prior to finals week, Dec. 6 and 7. White suggests that getting on top of the ball weeks before will prevent lack of sleep and save you a lot of stress during exam days.“You’ll get through it, it is only one week of the semester, you’ve gotten this far so you might as well finish as strong as you can,” said Dooley.TCU students secure their study spot at Union Grounds. Photo by Haven Hill.White said that students should always seek help from their professors because they want their students to succeed.Along with professors, TCU offers help to students in many different ways during finals week.Students will have 24/7 access to Mary Couts Burnett Library throughout the week, and there will be free small drip cups of coffee and $1 off of any other coffee that is offered at Union Ground as well as Bistro Burnett. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history What we’re reading: Getty Museum will not move art as California fire approaches World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Facebook Haven Hill Haven Hill Haven Hill Facebook printAs finals week approaches, stress and desperation are at an all-time high among students.“It is a stressful time and an easy time to put a lot of pressure on yourself,” said Ashleigh Smith, a TCU Athletics academic advisor. “Finals are the only thing standing between going home to family, so make a game plan and spread out what you have to do the best you can.”Smith said students are more on edge and overwhelmed during the weeks leading up to finals week because many of their tests can make or break their grade.Academic Advisor Ashleigh Smith helps TCU student-athlete Stanza Vongor make a game plan on how to approach finals. Photo by Haven Hill.“Every day you wake up and you’re like, ‘Alright I just have to get through the day and then I’ll be closer to the end of the week,’” said Megan White, a junior nursing major.White says she lost seven pounds over the course of a previous finals week because she had so much going on that she forgot to eat during the days.Hannah Dooley, a junior nursing major at TCU, overslept one of her finals last semester and had to convince her professor to allow her to take the final.TCU students studying in the Mary Couts Burnett Library. Photo by Haven Hill.“Finals are really exhausting, but you know you just have to keep working through it,” said White. “When you feel like the world is crashing down during finals week just remember every day is a new day and it’s going to be better.”Smith said starting early, staying positive and staying organized through the process of finals allow for small victories. She also added that the key to success during finals week is getting sufficient rest, maintaining a healthy diet, and staying calm.TCU student athlete Kellton Hollins working on a final study guide. Photo by Haven Hill. TCU students studying in the Mary Couts Burnett Library. Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Honors student says Washington D.C. trip was miserable; chancellor calls for faculty training

first_imgNewsCampus NewsTop StoriesHonors student says Washington D.C. trip was miserable; chancellor calls for faculty trainingBy Robbie Vaglio – February 3, 2020 2519 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Robbie Vaglio Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean + posts Previous articleMen’s tennis falls at No. 16 MichiganNext articleBigger than basketball: TCU impacted by Bryant’s game, approach on life Robbie Vaglio printThe Honors College trip to Washington D.C. last summer was a bad experience for more than one student.A student, who asked to remain anonymous because she feared retaliation, said that she was also neglected by Diane Snow, the dean of the John V. Roach Honors College. The month-long trip to Washington, D.C. last summer is at the center of a lawsuit filed on behalf of a student identified only as Jane Doe No. 1. The suit accuses Snow and other members of the honors faculty of subjecting Doe to verbal and physical abuse because of her race.Snow did not respond to an email requesting a comment, and the others named in the suit declined to comment. “As a practice, Texas Christian University does not comment on the specifics of pending litigation,” the university said in a statement. “Like many universities in the country, TCU has a complex history that we are taking an active approach to examining and understanding. Today TCU is focused on creating a respectful and inclusive community for all students. At this time, the university’s main priority is to address our student’s concerns, and we are investigating the matters outlined.”Chancellor responds to listening sessionsIn response to the suit, the university held two listening sessions during which students of color or from marginalized groups told of hostile encounters they experienced on campus. Some students said the first time they were called the n-word was at TCU, others complained of faculty who asked why they were at TCU. Chancellor Victor Boschini Photo credit: TCU In the days following, Chancellor Victor Boschini announced that the university is planning faculty and staff listening sessions. His campus-wide e-mail also talked of increasing faculty and staff education beyond matters of compliance and community building for students. ‘The worst trip of my life’The student who contacted TCU360 said Snow was disrespectful to all of the students on the trip.  However, she said that some of the claims Doe’s lawyers made in the lawsuit were “sensationalized.”“The biggest thing that I was there for was there was some information in regards to Dr. Snow and that she did things in front of all of us towards Jane Doe that just didn’t happen,” she said. “I think there was a sentence that said she mocked her in front of the students that just didn’t happen.”The student did not elaborate on any other points in the lawsuit, but she did say the suit forced her to confront her experiences in Washington.“It brought up a lot of things that I didn’t want to remember at the time, a lot of things that I kind of just pushed past,” she said. “I didn’t pretend that it didn’t happen, it’s just one of those indescribable things, you’re kind of at a loss for words. It just brought up a lot of feelings of disgust, anger and sadness.”Former faculty member sues alleging discriminationShe said students were responsible for different assignments each week while they were in Washington. She said they were assigned writing reflections and weekly journals during the first week, journals and a final paper during the second week and an argumentative essay during the third week. “The fourth week was Dean Snow’s week and it was insane,” she said. “We had this project that we had to interview people in D.C. for and we had to write an 8-10 page essay on something that we found in the health or STEM field in D.C. We were required to have an outside source but our days were from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., so a lot of the times where we wanted to go interview people we just couldn’t.” When students questioned Snow about the assignment, “she snapped and yelled,” the student said. “She was like, ‘You all are honors students, you know what’s expected of honors students, and this is an honors college trip,’ and honestly by then we were burned out,” she said. The student said her bad experiences with Snow began before the trip due to health concerns she had. Like Doe, the student said Snow “guilted” her into going on the trip by reminding her how competitive the program was and how lucky she was to go on it.“I emailed her and I said, ‘Hey, I can’t go, I’m so sorry,’ and her response was ‘Here’s why you’re going,’” she said. “She’s a dean so I assumed she would understand.”The student said she was told her health concerns would be accommodated, but that she never received the care she was promised. “I was like I need something else or I need to go to the hotel, and her response was like ‘Can you come back in an hour?’ as I was throwing up in the bathroom,” she said. “There were just little instances like that in the trip where I wanted my voice to be heard and I wanted the dean of the honors college to take care of me like she said she would, and she didn’t.”The student said there was a worry-free atmosphere when Snow wasn’t in the room, an environment that completely changed once she walked in.“We weren’t worried about someone snapping at us, but once Dean Snow got there the atmosphere in the room changed…but when you’re a student and the dean is sitting right there, you can’t say why you’re uncomfortable because you’re afraid of retaliation,” she said. The student said she didn’t have any bad experiences with the other instructors. “The faculty besides Snow were kind and responsive,” she said. “My main concern was Snow. It was hard being in the room with her, having meals with her, but I lost it on the trip. I think we all lost it in some way.”The student said she hopes the lawsuit sparks a culture change at TCU so that similar behavior isn’t tolerated in the future.“You want the best if you’re going to be advertised that you’re getting the best, and this is unacceptable,” she said. “I wish I could transfer but I’m so close to finishing it all. That trip was the worst trip of my life and I truly wish I didn’t go.” Linkedin Robbie Vaglio TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ** FILE ** This Tuesday, July 3, 2007 picture shows the skyline of Washington, D.C., including the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Capitol. No skyscrapers jut from this low-lying federal city, allowing iconic buildings like the Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol to dominate the horizon. However, the historically sparse skyline might not stay that way. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds) TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin What to watch during quarantine Facebook Robbie Vaglio I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Twitter Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Robbie Vaglio Facebook ReddIt ReddIt Robbie Vaglio Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Mortgage Insurer Compares FHA With Private Market at Congressional Hearing

first_img Tagged with: FHA House Financial Services Committee Private Morgage Insurers Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago FHA House Financial Services Committee Private Morgage Insurers 2015-02-27 Samantha Guzman Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Insurer Compares FHA With Private Market at Congressional Hearing Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Samantha Guzman in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News February 27, 2015 907 Views President and CEO of Genworth Mortgage Insurance and Chair of U.S. Mortgage Insurers Rohit Gupta testified on behalf of the Mortgage Insurance Industry (MI) at the House Financial Services Committee Housing and Insurance Subcommittee stressing the need for balance between the roles of the Federal Housing Administration and MI when to comes to taxpayers.Gupta focused his testimony on the recent decision to lower annual mortgage insurance premiums at FHA. Potential homeowners without the ability to make a 20 percent down payment currently have two options to gain the mortgage insurance necessary to obtain a mortgage: either from the government-backed FHA program, or from private mortgage insurance. Although these choices may seem similar from a public policy perspective, Gupta believes they are quite different, especially when it comes to the impact on taxpayers.”FHA and private MIs can and should serve as complementary forces that enable the FHA to remain focused on its fundamental mission of serving underserved markets,” he said.  “But for this model to work properly, it is critically important that the FHA not stray too far afield from that mission.”Thursday’s hearing, “The Future of Housing in America: Oversight of the Federal Housing Administration, Part II” followed a hearing on February 11 featuring Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Julian Castro, on the condition of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund. Gupta notes underwriting incentives, taxpayer incentives, and capital and oversight requirements are the key difference between the FHA and MI.If a loan defaults, FHA covers virtually 100 percent of loss, while MI covers first losses down to a stated coverage percentage. FHA’s policy may provide less incentive to ensure that loans are underwritten and serviced in a sensible and sustainable way, while MI’s policy may create a stronger incentive to better underwriting and good servicing, according to Gupta.He added MI private capital covered more than $44 billion in losses on loans sold to the GSEs since they entered conservatorship in 2008, losses that otherwise would have been shouldered by taxpayers, while FHA required $1.7 billion from U.S. taxpayers due to a capital shortfall after the financial the crisis.Currently, FHA capital reserve standards are lower than MI at 0.41 percent, also lower than the 2 percent requirement. MIs are required to be at a minimum risk to capital ratio of 4 percent, and all MIs are reporting risk to capital ratios at or above 5 percent, with these standards expected to rise at the end of the year.”The recent decision to lower annual mortgage insurance premiums at FHA has two immediate consequences,” Gupta said. “One it slows the trajectory of FHA attaining the 2 percent minimum capital requirement, and two, it limits the return of private capital to support U.S. housing finance.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Samantha Guzman is an award-winning visual journalist and graduate of the University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism. She specializes in visual storytelling and has skills in video, audio and photography, in addition to news writing. She has traveled to Mexico and Bosnia as an assistant for multiple multimedia projects and taught news writing, photojournalism, and narrative storytelling in the past. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Consumer Sentiment Tumbles in February After Hitting 11-Year High in January Next: Fannie Mae’s Gross Mortgage Portfolio Experiences Rare Monthly Expansion Mortgage Insurer Compares FHA With Private Market at Congressional Hearing Subscribelast_img read more

GRA members protest outside Croke Park talks

first_img By News Highland – February 21, 2013 Google+ WhatsApp GRA members protest outside Croke Park talks News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Members of the Garda Representative Association are protesting outside the negotiations on an extension to the Croke Park Agreement.The GRA says today’s protest is to correct the impression that its members opted out of the talks process, or that they are even represented at the pay talks.The Association says its members are not affiliated to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and as such are not party to the discussions, the outcome of which which will impact on gardaí.Protesting gardaí have been brandishing placards with the slogan” 1913 lockout – 2013 sellout” and “Shatter’d by the cuts”. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleEircom sees drop in revenue & earningsNext articleMan remanded on Cork murder charges News Highland Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

SSP turns in positive performance

first_imgSSP, the specialist in food and drink operations in travel hubs, has reported a 10% growth in Ebitda to £139.1m.Announced in its audited financial results for the year ended 30 September, the company, which operates such food-to-go brands as Millie’s Cookies, Caffè Ritazza  and Upper Crust, revealed a 3.2% sales increase to £1.74bn. The company also saw a 2.7% growth in like-for-like sales, which was attributed to strong performances in Asia-Pacific, the US and Scandinavia.Other financial highlights for the year included an operating cash flow generation of £85.6m, compared to £55.4m in 2011m, and a £34m increase in net cashflow after interest to £41.4m.Andrew Lynch, chief executive of SSP, said: “2012 has been another successful year for SSP, and I am pleased to report that we have delivered a strong trading performance, as we have continued to benefit from a broad geographic presence, an outstanding portfolio of brands, and the ongoing resilience of the core airport and railway travel markets in which we operate.“Our contract retention rate has remained extremely high, and we continue to help some of the world’s biggest brands enter new markets, while keeping up the momentum in developing and rolling out our own brands across the world.”SSP said it had retained 87% of its contract renewals during the period, representing an annual sales value of £168m, with key UK renewals made with Birmingham New Street and London Bridge railway stations.In addition, the firm said it had continued its international roll-out of brands, including Caffè Ritazza, as well as food-to-go outlets Upper Crust and Camden Food.Lynch added that the business continued to trade well and the current performancewas in line with its expectations: “Furthermore, we are confident that the underlying trends in our core markets will enable us to deliver further growth in sales and profits in 2013 and beyond.”last_img read more

ND remembers the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

first_img“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”These words, from Paul’s letter to the Romans, echoed throughout the Alumni Hall chapel Wednesday night as Notre Dame hosted a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the 1915 Armenian genocide.One hundred years ago, the Ottoman Turks “orchestrated mass pogroms, persecutions and death marches resulting in the annihilation of 1.5 million ethnic Armenians,” according to the Nanovic Institute website.Armenian priest Der Hovhan led the service commemorating the genocide’s centennial.“I have always been amazed at how fast life can change,” Hovhan said as he began his homily. “Things are one way one day, and the next day they are totally different. One day you think you are well, the next day you discover that you are extremely ill. One day your life is going well, the next day everything has fallen apart. One day it appears that there is no hope in your situation, the next day your problem has been solved. It is true that many changes can occur over one day. What a difference a day makes.“What a difference a day makes. April 24, 1915,” he said. “It was the fourth Sunday of Easter, known in the Armenian Church calendar as Red Sunday. It was the day of the beginning of the Armenian genocide. On that night, 300 Armenian leaders, writers, thinkers and professionals in Constantinople, present day Istanbul, were collected, deported and killed. Five thousand of the poorest Armenians were also slaughtered in their homes and the streets.“It was the beginning,” he said. “Over the course of the next years, out of the 2 million total Armenians, one and a half million were killed. Thousands were deported, hundreds of churches, monasteries and schools were closed, 4,000 clergymen were killed. Yes — Ottoman Turks committed the genocide in order to overpower us, the Armenians — to destroy us, if possible.”And yet, despite these efforts, the genocide failed, Hovhan said. Armenians have rebuilt their lives and rebuilt their identity as a people.“The Armenian spirit showed that it could not be overpowered,” Hovhan said. “It would be more accurate to say that God showed, through the example of the Armenian people, that the spirit borne, nourished and livened with centuries of existence as distinctly Christian people could not be subjugated.”Rosie LoVoi This strength was deep within every Armenian that had endured the genocide, Hovhan said.“From my childhood, I remember my great-grandfather … he had a large family, and all of his children and his wife were slaughtered in 1915 in front of his eyes,” he said. “I cannot imagine anything worse in my life to happen to me.”But despite this tragedy, Hovhan said his great-grandfather was “a living monument” to the Armenian people’s victory over death and suffering.“When I think about [my grandfather], when I think about him now, what happened to him, I realized he lived the Gospel,” Hovhan said. “He was a living gospel. He was dead in 1915, I’m sure he was dead. He was breathing, he was moving but he was dead after all he saw. But he was reborn. He had overcome the world. His new life was a victory over his death.”And just as his great-grandfather was reborn, Hovhan said the Armenian people are being reborn, as well. Today, the Armenian Apostolic Church will canonize the victims of the genocide as saints. The “greater reality” of the genocide will no longer be one of death and suffering, Hovhan said, but one of victims’ “defiance of death in the name of taking up the cross of death in Jesus Christ.”“We all know the events that precede the Sunday of Resurrection,” Hovhan said.“A couple weeks ago, during the Holy Week, we, as a Church, remember[ed] every step Jesus took during his last hours on this earth. We remember[ed] his betrayal on Holy Thursday, his crucifixion on Holy Friday. And on Sunday, we announce[d] that Christ is risen from the dead.“Our nation too, went through all these steps,” he said. “We were betrayed, we were crucified and buried, and for the last 99 years, joining the oil-bearing women, we were coming to the empty tomb, trying to see dead bodies.“And finally, today, 100 years later, we realize that the tomb is empty. The victims are not in that tomb. My brothers and sisters, I’m here today to announce that today is the Easter eve of the Armenian nation. Because tomorrow, in a few hours, our martyrs will be canonized, and the victims will become victors. It is indeed the Easter of the Armenian nation.“What a difference a day makes.”News writer Rachel O’Grady contributed to this report.Tags: 100th anniversary, 1915, Armenian Genocide, candlelight vigil, father der hovhanlast_img read more