Crosscountry walk aims to raise youth shelter funds

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt is called “Walk for Nations.”It’s a small team of individuals walking across the country to raise money for a youth shelter and raise awareness about the importance of keeping Aboriginal youth off the streets and away from a life of crime.They’ve now reached the halfway mark.APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler caught up with them in Winnipeg.last_img

Speaker of Kazakh Senate Welcomes Political Ties between Morocco Kazakhstan

first_imgAstana – Speaker of the Senate of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, welcomed on Tuesday the excellent political and cultural ties between Morocco and Kazakhstan, noting that his country considers Morocco as an essential and important partner in North Africa.Meeting in Astana with Speaker of the House of Advisors, Mohamed Cheikh Biadillah, Tokayev stressed the need to strengthen and consolidate economic cooperation between Morocco and Kazakhstan.The Kazakh official said that bilateral economic relations do not match the strong political relations between Astana and Rabat, as trade between the two countries has not exceeded 86 million dollars in the previous year. For his part, Speaker of the House of Advisors highlighted the major political and economic reforms undertaken by Morocco under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, and which were supported by all the political parties, stating in this context that the reform process was also supported by NGOs and civil society.Regarding the issue of the territorial integrity of the Kingdom, Biadillah noted that the project of autonomy under the Moroccan sovereignty, which aims to reach a final settlement of the artificial conflict over the Moroccan Sahara, provides the most appropriate framework to achieve a just and true solution to the dispute that meets the expectations of the people of the region.last_img read more

The Latest Algerian police fire tear gas at protesters

ALGIERS, Algeria — The Latest on Algerian protest (all times local):1 p.m.Algerian police have fired tear gas and water cannon to break up a group of students protesting in the country’s capital, less than an hour after the country’s parliament chose an interim leader.An Associated Press photographer saw authorities trying to break up the student demonstration, which coincided with the parliamentary gathering to name a replacement for former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned last week under pressure from a pro-democracy protest movement that won the army’s backing.An array of pro-democracy protesters who drove the leader out after two decades in power had demanded the ouster of the country’s entire political hierarchy, including the newly named Abdelkader Bensalah, a key ally of Bouteflika.___11:15 a.m.Algeria’s parliament named an interim leader Tuesday to replace former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned last week under pressure from a pro-democracy protest movement that won the army’s backing.But the protesters who drove the leader out after two decades in power had demanded the ouster of the country’s entire political hierarchy, including the newly named Abdelkader Bensalah, a key ally of Bouteflika and the leader of parliament’s upper chamber. Algerian students were in the streets already in a protest planned to coincide with the parliamentary gathering.As called for by the Algerian Constitution, Bensalah was named as interim leader for a maximum of 90 days until a new election can be organized. He can’t run for the post himself. Members of the opposition abstained from Tuesday’s vote.“I am required by national duty to take on this heavy responsibility of steering a transition that will allow the Algerian people to exercise its sovereignty,” Bensalah said.Algeria’s powerful army chief, Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah, was due to speak later Tuesday. Gaid Salah had pulled his support for Bouteflika last week, tipping the balance last week. The military chief of staff’s response to Tuesday’s decision was paramount to the future of the gas-rich country.The Associated Press read more

Minimum wage cut bill passes second reading after many hours of debate

EDMONTON – The marathon debate over the Alberta government’s plan to cut the minimum wage for young people and change rules on calculating overtime pay is over, at least for now.The legislature has passed second reading of Bill 2 more than a full day after debate began.The Opposition NDP delayed the bill with a tactic known as a filibuster where members talked and talked.The bill calls for rolling back the minimum wage for youth workers to $13 an hour from $15, starting June 26.Albertans have to miss a lot when they work overtime… it’s almost like they should be paid a premium for it…#ableg https://t.co/EeoUG0V7et— New Democrat Caucus (@abndpcaucus) June 7, 2019It also proposed changes to banked overtime, allowing it to be calculated as straight time rather than time-and-a-half.Opposition leader Rachel Notley noted her own party’s failure to bring the issue to the forefront during the election.“As a result of that, perhaps, it was not an issue that was sufficiently debated, which of course is why we are spending so much time on it now.”NDP house leader Deron Bilous said the bill is unfair and will have a big effect on people who work in the construction and energy industries.I am proud to be a member of this team. After a record breaking session, I’m looking forward to returning to Red Deer this weekend and continuing to work hard for the people of my riding and of Alberta. #ableg pic.twitter.com/u8nwu3f4Kn— Adriana LaGrange (@AdrianaLaGrange) June 7, 2019Government House Leader Jason Nixon said the United Conservatives won the election on a promise to change workplace rules to encourage business investment.Next week, Bill 2 will be examined in detail in committee before moving to third and final reading. read more

Energy loan program that backed highprofile failure Solyndra has growing record of

by Henry C. Jackson, The Associated Press Posted Dec 29, 2014 9:24 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Energy loan program that backed high-profile failure Solyndra has growing record of success This photo 2014 photo provided by Abengoa shows a new cellulosic ethanol refinery in Hugoton, Kan., built by Seville, Spain-based Abengoa. Development is booming in tiny Hugoton, a town of roughly 3,900 people and the site of a new biorefinery that was funded in part by a loan guarantee from the Department of Energy. While the same program in 2009 funded high profile flops like Solyndra, a California-based company that filed for bankruptcy, roughly six years on in Hugoton, and elsewhere, there are signs the program is working. (AP Photo/Courtesy Abengoa) WASHINGTON – At the RV Park he owns in a remote corner of southwestern Kansas, Jan Leonard is seeing the benefits of one of the federal government’s most contentious programs.Development is booming in tiny Hugoton, a town of roughly 3,900 people. The town is the site of a new cellulosic ethanol refinery that was funded in part by a loan guarantee from the Department of Energy. The same program funded high-profile flops like Solyndra, the California-based solar company that filed for bankruptcy and led to hearings over the Barack Obama administration’s backing of unproven green-energy projects.But in Hugoton, which Leonard describes as “pretty far from nothing,” more trailers are rolling in to his park and new businesses are popping up.“There’s a Dollar General getting built, a new motel getting built. Another grocery store getting built,” Leonard said in a phone interview. “There’s a lot of different people coming to town. It’s been big.”The plant has a work force of 75 and an annual payroll of $5 million. When it was established in 2009, as part of Obama’s stimulus package, the clean energy loan guarantee program was billed as a two-fer: It would provide billions of dollars for environment-friendly energy and it would create jobs.Instead, the program became synonymous with failure and a regular talking point for conservatives.Besides Solyndra, three other subsidized companies went bust at a cost of $780 million. Critics, especially Republicans in Congress, seized on it as an example of government waste.But roughly six years on, there are more signs that the program is working. In California, Tesla Motors has flourished, paying back a $465 million loan nearly 10 years early. A handful of companies have opened solar energy sites and signed long-term contracts to sell power to utility companies.And then there is the Abengoa biorefinery in Hugoton, where Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz came in October for the opening. He was joined by two Kansas officials who voted against the stimulus package: Republicans Sen. Pat Roberts and Gov. Sam Brownback, a former senator.“This program, let me say, not only here in Hugoton, but across the board has been a tremendous success,” Moniz said. “I mentioned $30 billion in loans with a 2 per cent default rate — that is a pretty enviable in any portfolio.”Roberts and Brownback say they voted against the stimulus package for other reasons.“The governor strongly supports the Abengoa project,” said Eileen Hawley, a spokeswoman for Brownback.Despite the program’s failures, the department now projects a profit of between $5 billion and $6 billion over the next 20 to 25 years. Overall, 20 of the program’s 30 enterprises are operating and generating revenues so far, according to the department.The successful projects include a site in Alamosa, Colorado, that is the world’s largest generator of high concentration photovalic energy, which is a type of solar power. The operator, power company Cogentrix, has 10 permanent operations positions in addition to supply line jobs.Overall, the Department of Energy claims the program has created or saved roughly 35,000 permanent jobs.Republicans have argued that the investments are risky and the program mismanaged, as Solyndra demonstrated, though improvements have been made.“We are not out of the woods by any stretch,” said Michigan Rep. Fred Upton, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. “Our oversight efforts will continue as problems still persist, and more needs to be done to protect billions of dollars in taxpayer interests.”But supporters say government investment is necessary for innovative energy enterprises.“It’s very hard to get commercial scale financing, especially for these types of projects,” said Nancy Pfund, a managing partner with DBL Investor, a San Francisco-based venture capital company with holdings in two companies backed by the program. “It’s been a very positive force in that respect.”Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy Group, a company focused on wind energy investments, said he was turned down by the program in part because he could get other financing.“I kind of respected that about the program,” said Garland. “I would have liked to have had a lower cost of capital, lower cost of debt. But it is run in a way that said, ‘your deal is too good. You don’t need it.’”The loan program’s director, Peter Davidson, said the program had a specific target.“Commercial lenders are often unwilling to finance the first few commercial-scale projects that use a new technology because there is not yet a history of performance or operation,” he said.The refinery in Hugoton, built by Seville, Spain-based Abengoa, is the largest cellulosic biorefinery in the world, producing up to 25 million gallons of ethanol fueled by non-edible waste. About $132 million of the plant’s $500 million cost was backed by the loan guarantee program.Abengoa buys biomass from local farmers that would otherwise be useless and sells the refined biofuels through trading companies in the U.S., Europe and parts of Asia. read more

AIB business customers are still facing outages after two days of disruptions

first_img Image: Julien Behal/PA Archive/PA Images Take me to Fora AIB’S ONLINE SERVICE for business customers is still being disrupted by “technical issues” and it is not clear yet when the problem will be fixed.Customers have been either unable to log in to the ‘iBusiness Banking Service’ or else their service has been running slower than usual.However, an AIB spokeswoman told Fora that the bank has been “extending cut-off times for customers to make payments and that has allowed all payments to be processed”.The online function first experienced problems two days ago and it has yet to fully recover.It was reported on Monday afternoon that the issue had been resolved, but customers are still complaining about the problem on social media, with AIB’s Twitter account encouraging them to try logging out and back in again. Wednesday 26 Oct 2016, 6:04 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share4 Tweet Email1 Oct 26th 2016, 6:04 PM The spokeswoman said that there is not a “blanket outage”, adding that “as you will see from social media, there is still intermittent outages” for some customers.She said the company’s IT department is working to find a solution, but it is not clear yet when exactly the problem will be fixed.This is the third time this year that the state-owned bank has reported a technical glitch.In August, AIB’s mobile banking service went down, which affected consumers rather than business customers. The same problem was reported in July.Written by Conor McMahon and posted on Fora.ie Image: Julien Behal/PA Archive/PA Images Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: http://jrnl.ie/3047755 Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet 7 Comments AIB business customers are still facing outages after two days of disruptions The bank’s online service for companies has been on the blink since Monday. By Fora Staff 11,610 Views Short URLlast_img read more

Clark Public Utilities helps fairgoers keep cool

first_imgIt’s been another sweltering year out at the Clark County Fair. Luckily for fairgoers, Clark Public Utilities is there to help them beat the heat, serving up ice-cold cups of water. It’s something they’ve been doing for more than 25 years, giving away tens of thousands of cups every fair.“I’ve been involved with the fair for 27 years … and I don’t know of a time when they were not involved with this fair,” said outgoing Fair Manager John Morrison.Morrison said that Clark Public Utilities typically gives away 47,500 cups of water over the course of the ten-day fair. Fairgoers can collect the water — as much of it as they would like — from Clark Public Utilities’ booth in the fair’s Exhibition Hall.“It’s such a simple thing, and yet people really appreciate it,” said Stephanie Fauser, who has been working with the utility for a year and half. Fauser was one of four employees working the first four-hour shift at the booth.As of noon on Thursday, the Clark Public Utilities team had given away 40,700 cups, and was on track to raise that number by at least a few hundred more by the end of the day.last_img read more

Davide Santon The Coppa Italia is important to us

first_imgDavide Santon has warned that the Coppa Italia is important to Roma and one of those tournaments where they’re thinking about going all the way.The quarter-final with Fiorentina is at the Stadio Franchi and Santon believes that his side has to be very careful in order to utilize every opportunity.“We are playing against a strong side that is in good shape, coming off some important wins. We’ve got to be very wary, because this is a competition where we want to do well,” the full-back told Roma TV.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“The Coppa Italia is important to us and is one of those tournaments where we’re thinking about going all the way. It’ll be hard work and tonight becomes fundamental.“Fiorentina have so much firepower, we’ve got to pay close attention to their pace in attack, especially with Luis Muriel up there now.”The winner of today’s match will face either Juventus or Atalanta in the semi-finals.last_img read more

Wynn to build 1300 new hotel rooms on vacant Wynn Palace land

first_img Load More JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Detailing the concept, Maddox said, “What we have so far is a 1.5 million-square foot facility that we think will be a must see in Macau. The podium level which we’re calling the Crystal Pavilion, is a large glass structure that’s going to house lots of nongaming features.“As you traverse through the pavilion, you’ll run into a theater, and this theater is really going to be the first of its kind.“We got idea from when we were at the Vatican. The Vatican launched a Michelangelo program with a theater. It took an old theater, 1,500-feet theater, and created an immersive experience with screens on the walls and on the ceiling, so the audience had a 270 degree experience including live entertainment on the stage. It’s been quite successful.“So we thought, if we take that idea and custom build it in this area with a great 600-foot theater and make it fully immersive, that experience would be like no other on the planet.“We actually have three shows that we’re working on right now and these won’t be long hour-and-a-half shows, they will be more like 45-minute vignettes playing throughout the day and we think that everybody is going to want to come and experience this immersive theater.”While Crystal Pavilion will link to fellow concessionaire SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace via a footbridge, Maddox added that Wynn will incorporate two new hotels into its design including a 671-room all-suite hotel connected to Crystal Pavilion as well as another 700-room all-suite hotel on the north four-acre parcel – pushing the property’s total room count to 3,000.“We plan on presenting this concept in the next couple of months, working through 2019 on the permitting, finalizing the design, getting everything together and beginning construction in 2020,” he said. RelatedPosts Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analysts Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan Wynn Resorts is planning to build 1,300 new hotel rooms complemented by an immersive glass theater building inspired by The Vatican on its seven-acre parcel of land located alongside Wynn Palace in Macau.CEO and President Matt Maddox revealed the company’s plans during its 3Q18 earnings call on Thursday after Wynn Palace again stole the show with revenue soaring 39.1% to US$730.6 million – more than enough to cover for a disappointing performance from Wynn’s Las Vegas operations.last_img read more

College student stabbed dead

first_imgA college student, who was stabbed to death by miscreants at Shobharampur area of the district town on Friday evening, died at Faripur Medical College Hospital early Saturday.The deceased is Solaiman Miah Shimul, 24, a 3rd year student of English department at Govt Rajendra College.“A gang of miscreants numbering 10/12 took Shimul to a garden adjacent to Shobharapur Bazar and stabbed him indiscriminately, leaving him critically injured,” said Kotwali police station officer-in-charge Bipul Chandra Dey.Shimul was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries early in the morning, OC Bipul added.last_img

Study Shows Time Traveling May Not Increase Computational Power

first_img How Time-Traveling Could Affect Quantum Computing Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — For more than 50 years, physicists have been intrigued by the concept of closed time-like curves (CTCs). Because a CTC returns to its starting point, it raises the possibility of traveling backward in time. More recently, physicists have theorized that CTC-assisted computers could enable ideal quantum state discrimination, and even make classical computers (with CTCs) equally as powerful as quantum computers. However, a new study argues that CTCs, if they exist, might actually provide much less computational benefit than previously thought. Citation: Study Shows Time Traveling May Not Increase Computational Power (2009, October 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-10-power.html As the scientists note, one of the motivating factors for their investigation is the previous finding that CTCs can distinguish between two nonorthogonal pure states, which is impossible in standard quantum mechanics. Further, the previous results seemed to imply that CTCs could be used to distinguish between two identical states, which should be impossible no matter how you look at it. To investigate this problem, the scientists considered what would happen if they prepared and evolved quantum states according to a specific physical process. They found that two output states can be distinguished even without using a CTC, eliminating any advantage the CTC may have offered. In addition to quantum state discrimination, the physicists also investigated the alleged computational power of CTCs, where they found that the output is often not correlated with the input. The scientists argue that the root of the problem seems to lie in the definition of the CTC-assisted computational class, which is not physically or computationally meaningful, and does not produce correctly correlated mixtures of input-output pairs. The scientists proposed an alternate CTC-assisted computational class that allows them to correctly evaluate the system’s abilities, but it also shows that CTC-assisted systems do not seem to increase computational power.Not all scientists agree with the new results. Scott Aaronson of MIT, who has also investigated the possible computation benefits of CTCs, said that he has been aware of the issues of nonlinearity, but does not consider it as important as the scientists do in the current study. Further, he explains that, even in the new model, CTCs would still increase the power of quantum computers.“The underlying reason for the disagreement is this: in the actual universe, CTCs almost certainly don’t exist,” Aaronson said. “So, in asking what the right model of computation ‘would be’ if they did exist, one is inherently asking a strange and somewhat ill-defined question.”Aaronson agreed with the new study that requiring the input to be a pure state (as he and coauthor John Watrous do in a previous study) is a problem. But, he said, the new model requires the input to be nothing, which is an even bigger problem.“As it turns out, every answer to the question that people have come up with has had conceptual problems,” he said. “But in (essentially) prohibiting any input whatsoever to the CTC register, it seems to me that Bennett et al. make the conceptual problems worse, not better, than they are in my and Watrous’s model. This is a matter of honest disagreement.”In spite of the new study’s conclusions, Smith also thinks that CTCs are still worth investigating, as they may be useful in ways that are currently unknown.“I think it’s still interesting,” he said. “Our work just highlights some of the subtleties involved that can lead you to inaccurate conclusions. I should point out that we haven’t proven CTCs are no good for computation, we’ve only shown that the existing algorithms that have been proposed don’t work. So, there might be something more out there (though I wouldn’t bet on it).”More information: Charles H. Bennett, Debbie Leung, Graeme Smith, and John A. Smolin. “Can closed timelike curves or nonlinear quantum mechanics improve quantum state discrimination or help solve hard problems?” Physical Review Letters. To be published. arXiv:0908.3023v1 Copyright 2009 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. A team of scientists consisting of Charles Bennett, Graeme Smith, and John Smolin from IBM, along with Debbie Leung from the University of Waterloo, argues that previous analyses of CTCs have fallen into the so-called “linearity trap,” and have been based on physically irrelevant definitions that have led to incorrect conclusions about CTCs. The new study will be published in an upcoming issue of Physical Review Letters.As the physicists explain, CTCs are difficult to think about because they make quantum evolution nonlinear, whereas standard quantum mechanics systems evolve linearly. (In linear systems, the evolution of a mixture of states is equal to the mixture of the evolutions of individual states; this is not the case in nonlinear systems.) It seems that much of the apparent power of CTCs has come from analyzing the evolution of pure quantum states, and extending these results linearly to find the evolution of mixed states. The physicists call this situation the “linearity trap,” which occurs when nonlinear theories are extended linearly. In the case of CTC computations, Bennett and coauthors found that this problem was causing the output to be uncorrelated with the input, which isn’t a very useful computation.“The trouble with the earlier work is that it didn’t take into account the physical processes by which the inputs to a computation are selected,” Smith told PhysOrg.com. “In a nonlinear theory, the output of a computation depends not only on the input, but also on how it was selected. This is the strange thing about nonlinear theories, and easy to miss.” To overcome these problems, the scientists proposed that the inputs to the system should be selected by an independent referee at the start of the computation, rather than being built deterministically into the structure of the computer. In order to ensure that the proper input is selected, the physicists proposed the “Principle of Universal Inclusion.” The principle states that the evolution of a nonlinearly evolving system may depend on parts of the universe with which it does not interact, ensuring that scientists do not ignore the parts of the universe that need to be used to select the inputs. The physicists hope that these criteria will lead to choosing the correct input, and then to generating the correct corresponding output, rather than simply evolving the system linearly based on incorrect inputs. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Memory marks and markers

first_img‘Marks are made by markers, but the marks also define the markers. This show is all about memory and history. Memories are like marks which have been created by a particular time and at the same time, eroded by time too. So “time” is the marker here, a personal/private time and Time as an eternal flow. Marks are then the signs of/for my intrinsic unconscious self and these could be read also as conscious choices from my socio-private experiences, mediated by time,’ says artist Samindranath Majumdar, talking about his work. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Paintings of this Kolkata-based artist will be on exhibition at the Gallerie Ganesha in a show called Marks And Markers. Samindranath Majumdar’s paintings look back to his own experiences, using abstraction and multiple layers of paint to redefine space and memory.His works tread the fine line between completely abstract and representative forms, calling into question the role that narrative threads play in experiencing art. For Majumdar, memory unfolds in a series of unstable visuals. Born in a Kolkata suburb, he grew up among greenery which was slowly being replaced by the growing space of a crowded metropolis. Observing the imposing and, sometime, crumbling buildings on a daily basis left its mark on his memory, to surface many years later in his canvases.last_img read more

Senate Passes Bill to Raise Conforming Loan Limits

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Fannie Mae Federal Reserve FHA First-Time Homebuyers Freddie Mac Housing Affordability Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Bankers Association National Association of Home Builders Processing Service Providers Top Stories of 2011 2011-10-21 Ryan Schuette Share A bill squeaked by the Senate Thursday that would reverse lower limits for conforming loans backed by the federal government and reinstate the $729,750 threshold until 2013.[IMAGE]Lawmakers adopted the amendment to a federal spending measure by a count of 60 to 38, giving backers of the bill the supermajority needed to avoid wrangling over the issue.””Sen. Johnny Isakson””:http://isakson.senate.gov/ (R-Georgia) and “”Sen. Robert Menendez””:http://menendez.senate.gov/ (D-New Jersey) introduced the amendment to restore federal limits for conforming loans, which fell to $625,500 for homeowners with mortgages backed by “”Fannie Mae””:http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/index.html, “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/, and the “”Federal Housing Administration””:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/fhahistory in early October.Congress had fixed the limits at the higher threshold in 2008 as a way to curtail the worst effects of the financial crisis for the housing industry and economy at large.A spokesperson for the “”Mortgage Bankers Association””:http://www.mbaa.org/default.htm said the trade group had no comment for the story.Bob Nielsen, chairman of the “”National Association of””:http://www.nahb.org/default.aspx[COLUMN_BREAK]””Home Builders””:http://www.nahb.org/default.aspx (NAHB), commended lawmakers for passing the bill in a “”statement””:http://www.nahb.org/news_details.aspx?newsID=13746, calling the decision to raise conforming loan limits one that will “”help mend the struggling housing market, provide affordable mortgages for creditworthy home buyers, and move the economy forward.””He added that restoring the loan limits “”will provide home owners and home buyers with safe and affordable financing while providing a much-needed boost to housing markets all around the country.””Multiple news outlets reported that Congress had allowed the higher limits for conforming loans to ease in October despite a massive lobbying effort by companies and trade groups in the housing industry. A flurry of statements and reports from trade groups lent credibility to the news, with the NAHB and “”California Association of Realtors””:http://www.car.org/ “”predicting peril for the housing industry””:https://themreport.com/articles/what-lower-conforming-loan-limits-mean-for-housing-2011-10-03 and economy as a result of any expiration in limits earlier this year.Despite forbidding forecasts, the “”Federal Reserve””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/ released a report this fall tallying up figures from federal agencies that found homeowners in only 250 to 669 counties would see fallout from the lower limits.””Congress must act soon to ensure that this measure is enacted into law,”” Nielsen added in the statement. “”Otherwise, the current drop in mortgage loan limits will reduce housing demand, and place downward pressure on home prices in major markets. This will exacerbate the current housing downturn, trigger more foreclosures, impede job growth and endanger the fragile economic recovery.””The House must vote for a similar bill in order for the Senate legislation to become law. Senate Passes Bill to Raise Conforming Loan Limitscenter_img October 21, 2011 431 Views in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicinglast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter After a 12month soft o

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAfter a 12-month soft opening period, Bawah Reserve, a luxury private island eco-retreat in the heart of the Indonesian Anambas Archipelago, has officially opened. Situated 258 kilometres northeast of Singapore, Barwah Reserve transcends a traditional holiday experience, where barefoot luxury meets environmental conservation.With an unrivalled dedication to marine conservation, Bawah Reserve is a haven for the endlessly passionate and curious adventurer and discerning eco-traveller, allowing guests to foster their creativity and unplug from their hyper-connected lives.Founded in 2017 by Tim Hartnoll and designed by esteemed Sim Boon Yang, Bawah Reserve is an ecologically sound destination with the preservation of the island’s natural beauty of paramount importance. An untouched paradise comprising six islands, three azure-blue lagoons and encased by 13 pristine beaches, Bawah is a project of love designed to integrate guests with nature. Retaining Bawah’s mission of providing a luxurious, authentic travel experience in a sustainable and community-enriching manner, all 35 eco-designed tented suites boast either crystal lagoon or romantic sunset views or gardens cocooned in natural foliage and flora, each of which are handmade with materials such as bamboo and recycled teak.There are four suites from which to choose, the 70-square-metre Garden Suite and Beach Suite, the 105-square-metre Overwater Bungalow and the 150-square-metre Deluxe Beach Suite.Immersing in experiences harmonious with nature, guests are offered a plethora of dream land- and water-based itinerary activities including hiking through untouched rainforests; swimming at secluded Coconut Beach; windsurfing, kayaking or paddle boarding between the five islands; or snorkelling among parrotfish, clownfish and turtles. The resort also offers inclusive treatments from Bawah’s holistic wellness centre Aura Spa including yoga, Pilates, meditation, facials and massage. Visit www.bawahreserve.com for more information.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

January 11 2010 To continue our report from 181

first_imgJanuary 11, 2010 To continue our report from 1/8/10, the group of art students from the Kansas City Art Institute met with Paolo Soleri for the weekly SCHOOL OF THOUGHT philosophy session. [photo & text: sue] The theme for discussion last week was THE LEAN LINEAR CITY [see a series of postings about the Lean Linear City from Nov. 27. to Dec. 14. 2009]. School of Thought occurs almost every Wednesday at 3 pm and is open to the public and visiting groups. If you plan to attend, please call our visitors center at 928 632-6217 for confirmation. [photo & text: sue] The Kansas City Art Institute group. This photo speaks for itself. [photo: & text: sue]last_img

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Look at North Korea versus South Korea, and also his critics of former Prime Minister David Cameron. Khashoggi, ruled by “a fantastic guy.The Contenders.Topping the list once again are the unstoppable reigning champions Golden State Warriors The Warriors were already champions already featured the two-time MVP already had the greatest regular season in NBA history and were already just a few mistakes away from consecutive titles And then Kevin Durant — one of the greatest players of our generation — decided to join them too What followed was predictable smooth sailing Another dominant season leading up to a near-perfect post-season leading up to the championship It was the NBA’s equivalent of a cheat code: with so many superstars in the perfect system to maximise their talents all in the prime of their careers in perfect sync with each other both on and off the court there was nothing that the rest of the field could do The league had been broken Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson Draymond Green Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry during media day Reuters In reaction to the seeming unconquerable edge of the Warriors this past offseason has been the most bonkers in modern NBA history More than a dozen All Stars have changed teams Most of the other contenders around the league have overseen serious facelifts all hoping to end the Warriors’ championship inevitability With a couple of offseason changes and a full year of togetherness under their belt will Golden State continue their reign at the top The story last year The Warriors reacted to the Game 7 heartbreak loss against the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals by adding Durant to a squad that already featured Stephen Curry Draymond Green and Klay Thompson It didn’t take long for the new pieces to mesh perfectly: the Warriors finished with the NBA’s best record again (67-15) with the league’s best offensive rating and second-best defensive rating In the playoffs they got even better going undefeated through the West (an unfortunate Kawhi Leonard injury helped) and smashing the Cavaliers 4-1 to reclaim the NBA championship Durant the new addition was crowned the Finals MVP Offseason changes The Warriors made small changes adding Nick Young to swag up their bench Omri Casspi and drafting promising forward Jordan Bell in the second round Ian Clark and Matt Barnes left the team But their biggest deals were the one that ensured continuity: the team handed Curry a $200 million-plus extension and resigned Durant to a pay-cut Key players Durant Curry Green Thompson Andre Iguodala Shaun Livingston Zaza Pachulia Patrick McCaw and Young They will win a title if… They’re healthy The Warriors have virtually no holes in their game They are the NBA’s best offensive team with unstoppable shooting from Curry Thompson and Durant; they are one of the top defensive teams with the reigning Defensive Player of the Year Green; they have athleticism; and they pass the ball better (and more often) than any team in history Sure contenders like the Cavaliers Celtics Thunder and Rockets have made upgrades and the Spurs are always a threat but Golden State is still a better team than any of them and will be even better now that their core has spent so much time playing (and succeeding) together Cause for concern The Warriors don’t have a single glaring weakness and to stop them an opponent will need a perfect storm to befell them as it did in the 2016 NBA Finals If the Warriors are going to lose it will of their own doing: a mix of complacency (tired of success) size (a bigger meaner team on the boards) injuries (is Curry’s ankle fine) behaviour (has Draymond kicked anyone recently) shoes (Durant’s Nikes vs Curry’s Under Armor) and off-court distractions (McGee and Nick Young re-united) Outlook With the ruthless efficiency in which they decimated all opponents in last year’s post-season — included the super-duper Cavaliers — the Warriors looked to me like the greatest NBA team ever assembled Now they have another year under their belt to get even greater They will win another championship Click here to read other articles in The Contenders series described in his speech today, "We may not be the most well-behaved kids, I try to convince my daughters that while my Dutch may be scrappy, Niger State, PTI If there is an impression that Kovind is selected only to bring Dalits under the BJP fold.

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