Drake and his OVO cofounders have something to applaud besides the Toronto Raptors. ~ GREGORY SHAMUS/GETTY IMAGES Login/Register With: On June 3, with Toronto focused on its basketball team, a series of mysterious billboards appeared at seven major intersections in the city. Each bore little more than a pair of animal-shaped logos—an owl on its perch and a lion cradling a globe—and one of four phrases: “Dream it,” “Live it,” “Breathe it” or “Earn it.”The imagery has just come into sharper focus, with each logo representing one side of a deal announced today between October’s Very Own—or OVO, the lifestyle company cofounded by hip-hop superstar Drake along with business partner Oliver El Khatib and producer Noah “40” Shebib—and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). The two companies are teaming up on a wide-ranging collaboration headlined by the opening of this year’s OVO Summit to the Canadian public for the first time.The deal between Canada’s biggest celebrity and its biggest bank calls for RBC clients to receive access both to the OVO Summit later this year and to a range of content and experiences produced by OVO. RBC’s vice president of brand marketing Matt McGlynn adds, “RBC’s partnership with OVO will help solidify our relevance to a younger target audience.” Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
New Delhi: ED opposed the bail plea of Sushen Mohan Gupta, alleged defence agent arrested in the AgustaWestland VVIP choppers scam, saying there was a likelihood of him fleeing the country like 36 businessmen who had criminal cases against them.The Enforcement Directorate told special judge Arvind Kumar that 36 businessmen, including Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi, have fled from the country in the recent past. The probe agency’s special public prosecutors D P Singh and N K Matta countered Sushen’s claim that he had deep roots in the society, saying, “Mallya, Lalit Modi, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Sandesara brothers (Sterling Biotech Ltd promoters) had deeper routes in the society yet they left the country. There are such 36 businessmen who fled from the country in the last few years.” Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsDuring the argument, ED’s advocate Samvedna Verma told the court that the probe was at a crucial stage and the agency was trying to find out who was “RG” referred in the diaries of Sushen. Verma also accused Gupta of influencing the witnesses in the case and told the court that he even tried to destroy the evidence in the case. The court reserved order on Gupta’s bail application for April 20. Gupta has sought relief on the ground that the agency has already completed the investigation and filed a charge sheet in the case. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayIn his bail application, the accused told the court that the ED’s contention of the flight risk could be rejected considering his past activities, where he joined the investigation as and when summoned. The agency arrested Gupta under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The ED officials said Gupta’s role in the case came to light based on disclosures made by Rajiv Saxena, who has turned approver in the case after he was deported from the UAE and arrested by the agency here. It is suspected that Gupta has in his possession some payment details in the Rs 3,600 crore purchase deal of AgustaWestland VVIP choppers and the link is to be unravelled, they said.
Rabat – The African Union will unveil a unique African passport in February, lifting travel barriers and fulfilling an important part of the organization’s cherished pan-African ambitions.While there has always been overwhelming agreement among Africans for greater African unity and regional integration, national differences have traditionally stood in the way, making pan-Africanism a much harder vision to realize.But AU Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat is confident that the African passport move will succeed. He said that details about implementation will be announced at the 32nd summit of the AU in February when the prototype will be unveiled. “I am pleased to stress that, in February 2019, in Addis Ababa, at the 32nd Summit of our Union, the Commission will present, for adoption, guidelines on the design, production and issuance of the African passport, the materialization of which will take us one step closer to the long-held dream of complete free movement across the continent,” Mahamat said in a statement.Like Mahamat, a number of AU leaders, including Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, the AU’s current chair, hope that giving the document an actual shape and color will boost the pan-African mood and accelerate the process of full implementation.Read Also: African Leaders to Gather at AU’s 32nd Ordinary Summit FebruaryInitiated in July 2016, the African passport project has reignited a pan-African sentiment similar to the one that followed the independence of African states. A number of observers and African citizens have spoken in support of the move, hinting at the necessity of “African Unity.” Once fully implemented, the African passport will first be delivered to African presidents and senior officials, including foreign ministers and diplomats. Only after that will it be generalized to other officials and the general population. Conditions on how to proceed are set to be announced in February together with the unveiling of the prototype.The move comes months after 32 African countries signed a Free Trade Agreement to further the continent’s economic and socio-political integration. The long-term goal of the agreement is to create an integrated African market that lifts existing barriers to the free movement of people and goods. There are also talks of a common African currency. As part of the much-reported Africa 2063 vision, both the unique passport and African Free Trade Agreement are aimed to “unify all Africans,” according to AU officials.Mahamat, speaking in defense of the moves, argued, “Integration is for the development of the continent and the fulfillment of its people’s aspirations to wellbeing.”Only two African countries, the Seychelles and Benin, offer visa-free travel to all African countries. But once the new passport is issued, Mahamat hopes, barriers will be lifted and Africans will be able to freely travel across the continent.
College football fans aren’t habituated to the rhythm of a playoff — at least not in the same way college basketball fans are before the NCAA tournament. But the games Saturday and the selection committee’s choices Sunday will determine the four teams that enter the first-ever college football playoff. FiveThirtyEight will be here throughout the weekend to update our forecast on which teams are most likely to make it.The math has become simpler after Oregon’s emphatic 51-13 victory Friday night against Arizona in the Pac-12 championship game. Instead of seven teams competing for four positions, there are now effectively five teams — Alabama, TCU, Florida State, Ohio State and Baylor — competing for three slots, with Oregon having secured its position and Arizona out of the running.Nothing’s official yet, but in this case, our statistical model aligns with common sense. Oregon, No. 2 in the selection committee’s rankings entering the weekend, made the playoff in all 20,000 simulations that we ran Saturday morning. Arizona, which now has three losses, never did. Here are the latest numbers:For comparison’s sake, here’s our forecast before the Pac-12 championship:It’s become crowded at the top. No. 1-ranked Alabama is an 82 percent favorite to beat Missouri in the SEC championship, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI). And the Crimson Tide are more likely than not to make the playoff even if they lose to Missouri.Third-ranked TCU probably won’t make the playoff if they lose to 2-9 Iowa State. But they’re 97 percent favorites to win the game, per FPI. Crazy things can happen in college football — but if the Cyclones win, it would be perhaps the most memorable college football upset since Appalachian State beat Michigan in 2007.For the time being, Oregon is the favorite to win the national championship, with a 37 percent chance of doing so. (Alabama may overtake the Ducks if they defeat Missouri, but Oregon’s dominance against Arizona is likely to impress FPI, as well as Vegas oddsmakers.)Oregon’s win is also modestly bad news for the teams ranked No. 5 and 6 entering the weekend, Ohio State and Baylor, because they now have one fewer opportunity to leapfrog other teams in the rankings. Ohio State’s probability of making the playoff dropped to about 30 percent from 35 percent after Oregon’s win; Baylor’s declined slightly, to about 16 percent from 18 percent.Still, Oregon’s gain came mostly at the expense of Arizona. The result wasn’t a total disaster for Ohio State and Baylor, in part because an Arizona win would have created a mess of its own. Arizona, No. 7 entering the weekend, would have had an argument for making the playoff if it beat Oregon. Oregon might have had an argument even with a loss.But Oregon won. Could the Ducks wind up with the No. 1 seed? They almost certainly will if Alabama loses to Missouri. Otherwise, they’ll probably stay at No. 2, according to the model. But the FiveThirtyEight model is calibrated based on a historical analysis of voting in the Coaches Poll. The playoff selection committee has been a bit more aggressive so far in promoting teams after dominant victories. Perhaps if Alabama wins clumsily against Missouri, the Ducks could overtake it. Either way, it was a happy Friday night in Eugene.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEYEWITNESS: Searching for…May 24, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: BewareMarch 3, 2019In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Waiting to exhale…January 17, 2019In “EYEWITNESS” … betrayedOne of the main reasons for the PNC win is that it had changed its name to APNU through the transparent subterfuge of “coalescing” with the WPA and other paper organisations. Guyanese folk wisdom about old dogs being unable to stop “sucking eggs” is appreciated by the citizenry. NO. It convinced that “swing vote” demographic it would practice “inclusive democracy” in Guyana.Those swing voters might be as large as the two ethnic voting blocs… but they can “swing” the elections to one or the other because the two of them practically balance each other. But where is the “inclusionary democracy” now?? Trampled into the mud … that’s where. The PNC is not even PRETENDING to include the AFC, much less the five “paper tigers” or – God forbid !! – the PPP as promised in the Coalition Manifesto!In a word – the mask is off. The Constitution did not just articulate the concept of “inclusive democracy” in terms of aspirational terms in Article 13 – it gave it Judicial Officers, the Chancellor and the Chief Justice, after “consultation” between the President and the Opposition Leader, the last one to give his APPROVAL. This, in effect, gives the Leader of the Opposition a veto over these appointments to the top of the Judiciary – the final bulwark against a dictatorship in Guyana. When there is no agreement – the last decade, the appointees are deemed to be “acting” to signal the lack of unanimity.While most observers have a lack of unanimity on this crucial institution of our democracy, the “acting” tag at least serves to remind the populace of the Opposition’s concern over their bona fides. It was hoped the “acting” incumbents would find it in their judgements to eschew any trace of bias. But now Granger, leader of the PNC and President, wants to change all that.Lacking the Opposition Leader’s approval of the ex-GDF Squaddie to the Chancellorship, he had said, “the Courts cannot be paralysed by the behaviour of a person.” Never mind that, by his words, the PNC would‘ve paralysed the courts for 12 years!! Granger now says he’ll seek “legal advice” on the appointments – never mind the Constitution!!So once again, the President is signalling that his “perception” on the Constitution will rule.After all, the Judiciary also has “perceptions” on the law!!… and CummingsburgYour Eyewitness got to hand it to the PNC leader, though: he’s certainly consistent with his high-handedness and unilateralism. In addition to pronouncing on judicial appointments, he weighed in on the Cummingsburg Agreement. No need to revisit that document, he declared. Silence, he ruled, means acquiescence – and he has not heard any request from the AFC for a “renegotiation”!!So what about the AFC Leader, Raphael “Nassau” Trotman and Chairman Khemraj Ramjattan saying they’ll be discussing the Accord at their National Executive Council (NEC) meeting tomorrow? Well, Granger’s signalling his position on the matter and knows that their mouths will be muzzled by the hand that feeds them. Gold “Nassau” has told him, “not to worry”!!But it shows you the kind of people we’re dealing with. Here it is, the fella who asked for the term of the contract to be relooked at after three years – as stated in the contract! – because he was literally “shafted” is laid up in the hospital. And they do not even have the grace to cut him some slack!!Real cold!!… and starvationEven colder though, is GuySuCo’s decision to raise the price of sugar the day after the wife of a fired sugar worker said all her children had was “a meal and sugar water a day”!
On this date in 1996 Bethesda Softworks released The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall. Available only for MS-DOS it required a 90MHz Pentium processor, 32MB RAM, and 200MB of disk space. Today, it celebrates its 15th anniversay while fans wait patiently for the release of the 5th installment of the series: Skyrim.While the anniversary could easily pass unnoticed, it’s possible for you to relive your experience from 1996 when the game first appeared, or play it for the first time right now. That’s because in 2009 Bethesda made the game free to download and play from the official Elder Scrolls website.The 148MB zip file download contains the game and detailed instructions on how to play it. This is the original game, so you will require DOSBox to get the exectuble running. Other than that, it’s a pretty straightforward process to enter the 15-year-old world of Daggerfall.As the follow-up to The Elder Scrolls: Arena it managed to garner an M rating unlike its predecessor. The game had 6 endings to discover and although no modding tools were shipped, such was the enthusiasm for the title that players produced their own. Subsequent new content eventually appeared as well as bug fixes released for the original game.If you’ve never played the game before, but are a fan of more recent games in the series, there’s no better time to start playing. It will remind you of the early days in the series while managing to fill many hours in the run up to the release of Skyrim.Download the game now at elderscrolls.com
Clark County Public Health hasn’t identified any new confirmed cases in its ongoing measles outbreak investigation. The confirmed measles case count remains at 62, but Public Health has identified one new exposure location and a new exposure time range for a previously identified exposure site.There is one new suspected case, according to a Public Health news release. Here is the new exposure site and exposure time period for Pacific Middle School:PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Emergency Department, 400 N.E. Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver, from 7:45 to 11:05 p.m. Feb. 16.Pacific Middle School, 2017 N.E. 172nd Ave., Vancouver, all day until 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 12. The school was already listed as an exposure site by Public Health, but this extends the exposure period into after-school activities.For a complete list of exposure sites, visit our measles exposure site page.Of the confirmed Clark County measles cases, 44 are children younger than 11. There are 15 cases between the ages of 11 and 18, one between the ages of 19 and 29 and two between the ages of 30 and 39.For more information on the outbreak, visit Clark County Public Health’s measles investigation webpage at clark.wa.gov/public-health/measles-investigation.
Accounting for factors like quality and usability, the Drupal, Joomla and Plone content management systems received some of the highest marks in satisfaction survey conducted recently by the Nonprofit Technology Network.As part of the survey, NTEN asked more than 1,000 members of the non-profit technology community to rate a list of nearly 30 open source and proprietary content management systems in terms of quality and reliability, sales support, delivering on promises and deadlines, usability and overall value. Six hundred and fifty respondents completed the survey, giving the systems grades from A+ to F.With 128 responses (the most of any other CMS), Drupal received an A in overall value. Joomla (71 responses) and Plone (55 responses) also received A’s in overall value. All three are open source systems.The WordPress system received an A+ in value—although that’s based on only 15 responses. Receiving C marks in value were the iMIS (21 responses) and Convio Pagebuilder (10 responses) proprietary systems.For the full NTEN report, click here.
MUMBAI: Mumbai Police on Monday registered an FIR against senior NCP leader and former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and other functionaries in the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank (MSCB) scam case on the directions of the Bombay High Court. Other accused include Peasants and Workers Party (PWP) leader Jayant Patil and officials from the superseded bank’s units in 34 districts in the state, an official said. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us “We have registered an offence at MRA Marg police station based on the complaint of Economic Offences Wing,” an official said. On August 22, a bench of Justices S C Dharmadhikari and S K Shinde of the High Court said there was “credible evidence” against the accused in the case and directed the EOW to file an FIR within five days. The accused were allegedly complicit in causing losses to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore to MSCB between 2007 and 2011. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us An inspection by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) as well as a charge sheet filed by a quasi-judicial enquiry commission under the Maharashtra Cooperative Societies (MCS) Act blamed the “decisions, actions and inactions” of Pawar and the other accused of the loss. The NABARD audit report revealed a breach of several banking laws and RBI guidelines by the accused in the distribution of loans to sugar factories and spinning mills and subsequent default on repayment and recovery of such loans. Advertise With Us Local activist Surinder Arora filed a complaint with the EOW in 2015 and approached the high court, seeking that an FIR is registered. In view of the deficiencies pointed out by NABARD, the RBI had in May 2011 directed to supersede the MSCB board of directors and appoint an administrator to look after its affairs. The HC had last week held that prima facie, NABARD’s inspection report, the complaint, and the charge sheet under the MCS Act showed there existed “credible evidence” against the accused in the case.
Lisa Haydon, Nirav Modi and Nimrat Kaur attend the Nirav Modi U.S. Boutique grand opening at Nirav Modi Boutique on September 8, 2015 in New York City.(Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)Nirav Modi, a billionaire jeweller who is at the centre of the Rs 11,400 crore PNB fraud, has reportedly been spotted in New York.According to NDTV, Nirav Modi is staying at a suite in JW Marriott Essex House New York, which is close to his luxurious NIRAV MODI jewelry boutique at Madison Ave. It is reported that JW Marriott staff saw Nirav Modi late on Thursday. His wife Ami Modi was also seen entering and exiting the building frequently.Nirav Modi, 48, had left India on January 1 and was last seen on January 23 at the Davos Summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indian business leaders.Nirav Modi, his brother, wife and Mehul Choksi, the promoter of Gitanjali jewellery chain, are the main accused in the PNB fraud case. Agencies have issued a lookout circular after registering the FIR. On Thursday, the Enforcement Directorate had also raided Nirav Modi’s houses and offices across the country. Following the requests of both CBI and Enforcement Directorate, Ministry of External Affairs has suspended passports of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi for four weeks on Friday.
Murali Agrawal is a Bollywood lyricist. After the success of “Jee Len De” song in “RAW” movie, Murali has come up with Har Lamha which is touching everyone’s heart. Murali Agrawal is a talented lyricist and Har Lamha is close to the heart of this artist. It’s not just a song but the emotions of the artist.It is the best song and you will feel the connection with the song. Murali Agrawal and Raaj Aashoo has directed this song and Murali will be doing more projects in Bollywood. He is happy with the audience reaction for the songs he has written. He will be doing many such projects and he expects the same love from the audience.Artist main concern is to keep the audience engagement through the content. Murali is such kind of artist and this is what it helps him to grow. He will be doing more such songs and make the audience happy.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.
Map of MississippiA nine-year-old boy shot dead his sister, 13, in the southern US state of Mississippi following an argument about a video game controller, local media reported Monday.The tragedy took place Saturday when the girl refused to give up the controller, Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said according to reports. The boy then opened fire, striking his sister in the back of the head.The bullet pierced through girl’s brain, and she was taken to a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, in critical condition. She died Sunday.An investigation was opened to determine how the young boy had access to a firearm and to what extent he was aware of the danger.Such accidents are not rare in the United States, where the debate on gun control rages on.
Photo: Ayuntamiento de Tulum Referring to the Xel-Há-Cobá tourist cycle pathway, Xiu Manzanero indicated that the topographic studies are already in talks with landowners along the federal highway to allow the construction of the pathway. Xiu Manzanero explained that as for the municipal pantheon, there are no longer spaces to continue horizontally, therefore, they are working on the construction of a building for families to place their deceased since there is no project plan to build a new cemetery. Tulum, Q.R. — Municipal president Víctor Mas Tah says that this year they will work hard to address infrastructure issues of vital importance such as the saturation of the sanitary landfill, the municipal pantheon, street paving and the construction of the Xel-Há-Cobá tourist cycle path. He notes that it is considered an important project since national and international visitors to the area enjoy biking and other non-pollution methods of travel. The General Director of Public Works and Services, Jorge Xiu Manzanero, acknowledged that after the of expansion of the sanitary sewer network by the Water and Sewerage Commission (CAPA), it is now essential to repave streets. Tulum city council says that regarding the sanitary landfill, they have held meetings with officials of the State Secretariat of Environment in an attempt to come up with immediate solutions to the saturation problem currently facing Tulum, which they report, is increasing every day. He added that Mayor Víctor Mas Tah will announce the economic resources that will be used for infrastructure work in the municipal seat including Punta Allen, since his priority is to meet the needs of the municipality. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
Related Content News | Information Technology | June 25, 2019 Barco Launches Smart Solution for Remote Radiology Reading Barco’s new remote radiology reading solution ensures dependable imaging when radiologists are working outside the ho read more Oct. 27, 2014 — Calgary Scientific Inc. has received certification from the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) for diagnosis on both web and mobile devices for all imaging modalities. This certification allows medical practitioners in China to take advantage of the benefits of mobile diagnosis to improve patient care as they can now access a range of image storage systems and diagnostic tool sets on-the-go.Calgary Scientific worked closely with the CFDA to conduct onsite testing at a CFDA testing center and passed several phases of complex review.About ResolutionMDResolutionMD enables doctors to securely view patient images and reports from a wide variety of computers and mobile devices, collaborate with other practitioners and diagnose from any location.The CFDA registered, FDA cleared, Health Canada licensed and CE marked mobile medical diagnosis software can be integrated into any EMR and plugs into existing distributed storage systems. ResolutionMD’s federated approach is an important differentiator from other solutions as highly sensitive data is never moved to a device and no additional data storage locations are created.ResolutionMD is currently installed in healthcare institutions around the world via a network of more than thirty-five healthcare partners.For more: www.calgaryscientific.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | June 04, 2019 Client Outlook’s eUnity Smartviewer Selected by Duke University Health System Client Outlook Inc. announced that Duke University Health System has implemented eUnity for enterprise viewing… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 22, 2019 Philips Lumify Earns U.S. Army Airworthiness Certification Philips announced that Philips Lumify, a point-of-care ultrasound device, has earned the U.S. Army Airworthiness… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | PACS | June 07, 2019 PaxeraHealth Wins Four New PACS Projects in Chile Picture archiving and communication system/radiology information system (PACS/RIS) developer PaxeraHealth has won four… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more Feature | Information Technology | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Mobile Device App Viewing in Radiology Mo… read more The Ambra Health mobile app provides medical image access across Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists’ 21 locations. Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more News | PACS | May 22, 2019 Brazil’s Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow Santa Casa de Misericordia has selected Carestream to replace its legacy diagnostic workflow technology across all… read more News | October 27, 2014 ResolutionMD First to Receive Certification in China for Web and Mobile Diagnosis Calgary Scientific worked closely with the CFDA to conduct onsite testing at a CFDA testing center and passed several phases of complex review
More deals, more savings as Sunwing ramps up its Black Friday offering Share Travelweek Group Friday, November 24, 2017 Tags: Promotions, Sunwing TORONTO — Sunwing has added more vacation deals and additional savings of up to 60% off vacation packages for its ‘Orange is the New Black Friday Sale’.Clients booking by Nov. 26 will save up to 60% off select vacation packages to 800+ of the tour operator’s resorts across the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America.Travellers heading to Florida can also save, with discounts worth up to $160 per couple off flights or vacation packages. Cruise packages are on sale too, by up to $800 off per couple.One of Sunwing’s most popular family-friendly resorts, Hotel Bella Costa in Cuba, is taking part in the promotion. The complimentary activity program includes everything from bocce ball to kayaking. There’s also a kids’ club with dedicated pool area.Another participating resort is Emotions by Hodelpa Playa Dorada in the D.R. The first resort in Puerto Plata to introduce swim-out rooms, the modern property caters to guests of all ages. A dedicated adults section features a private pool and Jacuzzi, plus there are complimentary kids and teens clubs, on-site climbing wall and opportunities to play a round of golf at the nearby Playa Dorada Golf Course.More news: Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJAt Riu Santa Fe in Los Cabos, with its direct beach location and close to Los Cabos’ major downtown attractions, guests can unwind on sun loungers overlooking the Pacific surf or take in panoramic views from the resort’s infinity pool with swim-up bar. Clients booking with Sunwing also get exclusive RIU-topia inclusions including unlimited reservation-free à la carte dining and international drinks, in-room liquor dispenser, free WiFi and spa credits.A list of all the travel industry’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals can be found here. The list will be updated daily leading up to Black Friday (Nov. 24) and through until Cyber Monday (Nov. 27). Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>
The Hindu Thirukootam & Shree Ganaser Temple in Forbes Street has been hit hard by vandalism and theft.The temple was established in 1910 and has been standing for 105 years, but has been badly neglected. Every day, men and women enter the temple premises and use the grounds as a toilet. Some even use the temple premises as their home, with many people living there.Business owners in the Forbes Street area say they have also been hit by theft perpetrated by the very same people who live at the temple. Business owners and workers say that on a daily basis, there are about 40 or 50 people who go into the temple grounds and building.Robberies also happen on a daily basis at businesses in the area, with crooks stealing from shops and then using the temple as a hideaway.It is believed that the trucks that stop to deliver goods to shops in Forbes Street are watched by criminals and then robbed.To add to the damage done to the temple, people drink alcohol and leave their bottles lying all over the place. Broken glass is everywhere.When people first started living inside the temple, they began ripping off the roof, but now that has stopped because the building is being used as a place of residence.The burglar guards on the windows have been ripped off the wall and sold as scrap metal.Even the windows have been taken and some of them broken.Customers have evidently stopped shopping in Forbes Street, as they fear for their lives and their vehicles.Business owners in the area are asking why the temple has been allowed to go to rack and ruin over the years. Having stood for over a century, it is left for people to sleep in and used as a hideaway for criminals.They add that the temple should be restored to its former glory and used for prayer again, not criminals and drunkards. For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite
FHFA Home Prices 2014-05-28 Krista Franks Brock Despite disappointing home sales in the first quarter of the year as winter storms took their toll, home prices increased 1.3 percent over the first three months of the year on a seasonally-adjusted basis for the purchase-only market, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).”Although the first quarter saw relatively weak real estate transaction activity—in part due to seasonal factors—home prices continued to push higher in the first quarter,” said Andrew Leventis, principal economist for FHFA, with the release of the agency’s House Price Index.Leventis cites the “modest inventories of homes available for sale” as a major factor in the first-quarter increase.While the rose 1.3 percent over the quarter, first-quarter prices were 6.6 percent higher than prices recorded in the first quarter of last year, according to FHFA. This compares to just 0.8 percent growth in the price of other goods and services.When adjusted for inflation, first-quarter home prices are 5.7 percent higher than they were one year ago.Home prices rose in 42 states and the District of Columbia over the first quarter of the year.On an annual basis, only one state posted a price decline over the year in March—Vermont, with a 1.24 percent decline.Nevada ranked highest for annual price appreciation in March, with a 20.96 percent rise. The District of Columbia (19.78 percent) ranked second, followed by California (15.78 percent), Arizona (14.72 percent), and Florida (10.65 percent).Among the nine Census divisions, FHFA noted “substantive decelerations” in prices over the past year in the two divisions that posted the greatest price gains over the previous year.In the Pacific division, prices increased 12.4 percent over the year in March after posting a 15.8 percent gain over the year in March 2013.In the Mountain division, prices increased 9.8 percent over the year in March, down from a 14 percent gain a year earlier.The smallest price gain was recorded in the Middle Atlantic division, where prices rose 2 percent. This price gain matches that of a year ago. No division posted a decline in prices over the year in March.Of the 100 largest metropolitan areas, the Charleston metro posted the greatest price gain compared to last year’s first quarter: 10.7 percent.The lowest price increase took place in the New Orleans metro area, where prices declined 2.6 percent over the year.FHFA also tracks “distress-free” home prices in 12 large metros, which excludes sales of bank-owned properties and short sales. In nine of the 12, the distress-free index reported lower price appreciation than the traditional purchase-only indexes.The agency’s index came out the same day as the Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, which showed prices up 12.4 percent in 20 of the nation’s biggest markets—a slight cut from a 12.9 percent increase recorded in February. Home Prices Rise in Q1 Despite Slow Sales Share May 28, 2014 460 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Government, Headlines, News
Buyers First American Insurance mortgage Outlook Purchase Loans rates real estate Refinance Title 2018-06-12 Radhika Ojha June 12, 2018 603 Views Rising mortgage rates this year will not ward off first-time homebuyers, but limited inventories may, according to results from First American’s Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI) for the second quarter of 2018, which was released Tuesday. Overall, title agents and real estate professionals are less optimistic about mortgage loan transaction volume with sentiment falling 10.18 percent from the first quarter to the second quarter of this year and 14.3 percent from a year ago, according to the index. The decline in confidence was more dramatic for refinance volumes than for purchase volumes. The confidence real estate and title professionals harbored regarding growth in purchase loans over the next 12 months fell 5.8 percent from the previous quarter and 8.1 percent from a year ago, the Q2 survey found. Confidence in growth in refinance volume plummeted 16.2 percent from the previous quarter and 22.2 percent from a year ago, but there shouldn’t be much surprise there. “Increasing mortgage rates clearly impacted optimism for the refinance market,” said Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American. Fleming also noted that “while their outlook fell for purchase transaction volume growth from last quarter it remains positive.” In fact, title and real estate professionals remain largely positive regarding housing demand, especially among first-time homebuyers even amid indicators of rising interest rates throughout the year. “On a national level, the title agents and real estate professionals surveyed believe that mortgage rates would need to hit 5.6 percent, 1 percentage point above the current rate, before first-time homebuyers withdraw from the market,” Fleming said, pointing out that this estimate is even higher than survey respondents’ estimate a year earlier, which suggested that a 5.4 percent mortgage rate would begin to deter first-time buyers. “This may indicate they realize that the housing market is more resilient to mortgage rate increases than they thought a year ago,” Fleming said. Furthermore, Fleming stated that even with anticipated rate hikes this year, mortgage rates are likely to reach but not exceed 5 percent, which according to the consensus of real estate and title professionals, should not send first-time buyers fleeing from the market. However, despite this largely rosy outlook, title and real estate professionals did note a few impediments in the current housing market. At the top of the list was inventory shortages, which was cited as a foremost hurdle among 35.3 percent of professionals responding to First American’s survey. Affordability ranked second, indicated as a top concern for 30.1 percent of professionals, followed by down payment obstacles, which ranked highest among 29.3 percent of survey respondents. “The housing market is facing its greatest supply shortage in 60 years of record keeping, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City,” Fleming said. “The ongoing housing supply shortage will make it difficult for first-time buyers to find a home to buy, even when they are financially ready.” The states where confidence for purchase transaction volume growth showed the greatest improvement were New Mexico (where confidence rose 45.5 percent), Arkansas (34.7 percent), New Hampshire (27.3 percent), Oklahoma (25 percent), and Alabama (21.9 percent). Real estate and title professionals anticipate a 2.5 percent increase in home prices over the next 12 months with the greatest growth expected in Nevada (9.1 percent), Washington (8.8 percent), Missouri (6.8 percent), Tennessee (6.8 percent), and Florida (6.7 percent). in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News First-time Homebuyers Remain Unfazed by Rising Rates Share
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