Ontario animal welfare agency lays 14 animal cruelty charges against mink farm

first_imgSTOUFFVILLE, Ont. – Ontario’s animal welfare agency has laid 14 cruelty charges against an unnamed mink farm.The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it began an investigation in February after concerns were expressed about the welfare of the mink on the farm.The OSPCA says their investigation revealed sick animals with injuries and large lesions, rough handling of animals, unsanitary conditions and a lack of general care.The agency says it declined to name the farm due to internal policies.The farm faces five counts of permitting an animal to be in distress, two counts of causing an animal to be in distress, three counts of failing to provide adequate and appropriate medical attention, three counts of failing to provide care necessary for general welfare and one count of failing to provide adequate and appropriate sanitary conditions.OSPCA deputy chief inspector Jennifer Bluhm says there is no excuse for failing to treat animals humanely.“No one is exempt from the law when it comes to providing for the animals in their care,” she said in a statement.last_img read more

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Report Facebook shared private messages with partners

first_imgA New York Times report says Facebook gave some companies more extensive access to users’ personal data than it has previously revealed, letting them read private messages or see the names of friends without consent.The newspaper on Wednesday detailed special arrangements between Facebook and companies like Microsoft, Netflix and Spotify, in the latest revelations on how the social network shares user data.It says Facebook shared data with more than 150 companies through apps on its platform even if users disabled sharing.Facebook responded to the report in a blog post, which said the partnerships did allow features like “messaging integrations” but nearly all have been shut down over the past few months. None of the deals gave outside companies access to data without user consent, it said.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Moroccan Athlete Wins 2018 Dubai 270Kilometer Ultra Marathon

Rabat – Moroccan runner Rachid El Morabity won the “Meraas Al Marmoom Ultramarathon 2018” in Dubai on Saturday evening.El Morabity finished the world’s longest desert ultra marathon of 270 kilometers in under 32 hours (31:17:29), ahead of French runner Muriel Robert and Iranian runner Akbar Najdi Niryan.In the women’s category, Moroccan Aziza Raji achieved finished second (40:03:20) behind American runner Magdalena Boulet (37:27:59), while Russian Oskana Riyapova finished third (42:17:43). Read also: Moroccan Runner Rachid El-Morabiti Wins Maathon des Sables For Fifth TimeThe sporting event brought together runners from 35 countries who specialize in endurance races.The victory comes a week after Rachid El Morabity and his brother Mohammed scored Morocco a gold medal during the Oman Desert Marathon. The brothers won first and second places, respectively.Aziza Raji also honored Morocco by claiming first place in the women’s category at the Oman Desert Marathon. read more

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UN Economic and Social Council sets up committee on global geospatial information

According to the latest report of the Secretary-General on global geospatial information management, the rapid technological advances in geospatial information and related technologies have made this kind of information readily available.Geospatial information has application in many fields including humanitarian, peace and security, environmental and development challenges facing the world, such as climate change, natural disasters, pandemics, famines, population displacement and food and economic crises, according to the report.Building the infrastructure for the gathering, validation, compilation and dissemination of geospatial information is therefore as important for countries as the building of roads and telecommunications networks.However, there is currently no global multilateral or intergovernmental mechanism that can play the important leadership role of setting the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and promote its use to address key global challenges.The Secretary-General proposed that the UN take the lead role and serve as the coordinating entity of the global geospatial information community, hence the decision to create the committee.The committee is mandated, among other tasks, with providing a platform for the development of effective strategies on how to build and strengthen national capacity on geospatial information, especially in developing countries.It will also compile and disseminate best practices and experiences of national, regional and international bodies on geospatial information related to legal instruments, management models and technical standards, thus contributing to the establishment of spatial data infrastructures.The committee will comprise experts from all Member States, as well as from and international organizations, who will serve as observers. 27 July 2011The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today voted to establish a committee of experts on global geospatial information management to coordinate international dialogue on spatial data infrastructures and enhance cooperation in that field. read more

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Jorginho enjoying Chelsea adventure – agent

first_imgThe agent of Jorginho insists that his client is enjoying his Chelsea “adventure” and is surprised by the club’s Neapolitan fanbaseThe Italian midfielder has settled in well at Stamford Bridge and has proved to be a valuable alley for his new teammates as they adapt to new manager Maurizio Sarri’s playing style.And his agent, Joao Santos, feels that the move to Chelsea has been a success so far.“Jorginho has started his adventure at Chelsea very well,” he told Radio CRC, via Football-Italia.“He’s already integrated himself, plus he also speaks English well, so he’s not having any problems settling.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“When a player is good, he can play in any League. Stereotypes matter little. If a player has quality, they can make the grade anywhere.”Santos also revealed that 50 Neapolitans greeted Jorginho at the end of Chelsea’s 3-2 win over Arsenal in Saturday’s London derby.“He’s very happy with how the match against Arsenal went. There were 50 Neapolitans who cheered him on and asked for photos and autographs,” he said.“This is why we love Naples and we’ll continue to. Their support has continued in London. Jorginho has many friends in Naples, like Mertens and Insigne.“He heard from them after Napoli’s win against Lazio and complimented the team.”last_img read more

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Shapoorji Pallonji to sell assets to clear off Rs 4000 Cr debt

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:41Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:40?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close The Shapoorji Pallonji Group is planning to sell its solar and road assets by March 2020 to reduce its debt by approximately Rs 4,000 crore. The company told Bloomberg that they are in talks with prospective investors to execute their plans of selling their assets as well as bringing in investors for their port business.The 154-year old group witnessed a massive downgrade of its flagship firm Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. due to the slowdown in the core sector. Responding to the slowdown, the company is planning the sale to improve its balance sheet and credit ratings amid the slowdown in the non-banking financial sector (NBFCs). Real estateAccording to MoneyControl, the Pallonji Group might face hardship in getting a desirable deal in return for their assets during the economic downturn. “There are many sweet deals, giving investors plenty to choose from. The group may have to sell at a discount,” Mathew Antony, managing partner at Aditya Consultancy, told Bloomberg.The real estate vertical has been sustaining prolonged lender pressure while telecommunication majors like Reliance Group and Essel Group have been facing financial challenges. Economy Slowdown (Representational Image)   ReutersWith bad loans and non-performing assets of major companies piling up due to the liquidity crisis and the slowdown in the sales, the banks have thin-lined their credits to certain sectors.However, Shapoorji Pallonji filed a total revenue of about Rs 50,000 crore in the financial year 2018-19. The company employs more than 60,000 people. The real estate giant, despite the slowing real estate sector, has been performing better than most of its peers.center_img Demonetisation destroyed smaller medium industry: P Chidambaramlast_img read more

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BTRC to lock over 1000 porn sites

first_imgBTRCThe Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Thursday directed all International Internet Gateways (IIG) to shut down another 1279 pornographic websites, reports UNB.”IIG already has started shutting down various kinds of porn sites following the order of the BTRC,” said Emdadul Haque, general secretary of Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB).He also said, “We welcome the government initiative to keep internet safe through shutting down porn sites. This will help to keep internet service safe.”This is the regulatory body’s third move within two weeks as it ordered the International Internet Gateway (IIG) on 6 Feb to shut 244 porn sites and on 8 Feb to close 1300 others.Earlier in November 2016, the High Court directed the government to take initiative to block pornography websites and following the order, BTRC had blocked about five hundred such sites at that time.last_img read more

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Indonesia quake death toll tops 400

first_imgA man gestures next to damaged houses after an earthquake hit the area of Gangga on 12 August 2018. Photo: AFPThe death toll from an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has topped 400, authorities said Monday, as bodies were still being recovered from the ruins of destroyed buildings.The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake on August 5 levelled tens of thousands of homes, mosques and businesses across Lombok, just a week after another tremor surged through the island and killed 17.“Search and rescue teams are still removing victims who were buried beneath collapsed buildings and landslides,” said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.The total number killed in the quake is now 436, Nugroho said, with more than 1,300 injured and nearly 353,000 displaced.The hardest hit region of Lombok has been in the north, where 374 people died and more than 137,000 have been forced from their homes, according to the latest official tolls.Most of the displaced are sleeping under tents or tarpaulins near their ruined homes or in evacuation shelters, while makeshift medical facilities have been set up to treat the injured.Split open roads, particularly in the mountainous north of the island, are still proving to be a major headache for relief agencies trying to distribute aid.Nugroho said three helicopters, including one from the military, have been used to drop supplies to isolated communities, many of which urgently needed clean water, food, bedding and medicine.Meanwhile, the economic toll of the quake -including its impact to buildings, infrastructure and productivity – has ballooned to 5 trillion rupiah ($342 million).“This damage and loss is very large,” said Nugroho, adding the final figure was likely to be higher.Survivors of the quake have been shaken by hundreds of aftershocks, including a shallow 5.9-magnitude quake last Thursday which caused people to flee evacuation shelters screaming and crying.Authorities had previously said around 13,000 people sustained injuries and 387,000 were evacuated.Nugroho said the drop in the number of displaced people was due to the fact many were now spending time at their homes and gardens during the day and returning to shelters at the night. Others had chosen to return to their homes for good.last_img read more

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Matildas Delhi debut

first_imgEver thought how exciting it would be to witness your childhood favourite persona on stage, in the very Capital just before Christmas? There is a good news for all Roald Dahl fans as his famous novel ‘Matilda’ has been adapted into a play by the KidsWorld Theatre Group duo Bubbles Sabharwal and Lushin Dubey with performances on till Sunday at DLF Promenade.Talking about the play titled ‘Oye Matilda! Tu hai Ustad!’ co-director Bubbles Sabharwal said, “Our play is contemporary, and would connect well with the Delhi audience as in the play, Matilda’s family lives in West Delhi. While Mr Fernandez is a ‘jugadu’ guy, Mrs Fernandez is a materialistic consumer freak, and their son, Matilda’s brother is a phone freak. We have also written the play in Hinglish, just the way delhiites speak now. We’ve also composed a one-of-a-kind song, ‘Arre main hu ustad’ which is sung by the father, entirely based on the Hinglish dialect spoken these days. Our musician Laura Santana has done the music composition.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”It took us five-six weeks to prepare the play. These children come to us for a workshop, and now they are getting an opportunity to portray their skills at DLF. They’ve learnt teamwork, projection, working with props… all these lessons integrated together produces the play entirely,” informed Bubbles Sabharwal.When asked about the challenges Lushin and she had faced while working with children, Bubbles remarked, “I have been working with children for about 27 years, and noticed that people do not take children seriously. But over the years, now the situation has improved. We’ve been lucky to have good sponsors with God’s grace. Mothers would usually get their children for workshops as part of holiday activities, without knowing how it leads to personality enhancement, as over the years, a lot of life skills are learnt on stage. The first challenge is finding a sponsor, someone who beliefs in the cause of children. Children are like life insurance, you know you invested right when you open up the policy 20 years later. Similarly, theatre gives children a tremendous amount of confidence in dealing with people. The other challenge is to make the parents realise that if they allow the children two hours per day for five days a week, it is time well spent.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe duo is expecting a family audience for the show, with very little options of family entertainment available these days. Matilda is a novel by prominent British storyteller Roald Dahl, that tells the tale of a genius little girl who is utterly ignored by her family. Some other famous works of Roald Dahl are ‘The Twits’, ‘The Witches’, ‘The BFG’, and ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’, most of which have been adapted into films. Drop by with your little ones towards the end of the week to experience the awe in magic, as you watch children unfold the tale of Delhi’s Matilda.last_img read more

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VIDEO KState coach Bill Snyder gives weak explanation for blocking player transfer

first_img A rare bad look for Bill Snyder, but a bad look nonetheless. Just let the kid go.“The feeling all along, if you’re a No. 2, you probably want to be a No. 1. If you have the option to leave and you have 22 No. 2’s on your team leaving, you don’t have much of a team left. It doesn’t make sense to not try to prevent that from happening.” Here’s Snyder explaining his decision:Bill Snyder goes on a dissertation about the decision to deny Corey Sutton the opportunity to transfer. @KCTV5 #KState #KstateFB pic.twitter.com/qTUkfnb7bO— Andrew Carter (@Andrew__Carter) June 2, 2017 Advertisementcenter_img Legendary Kansas State Head Coach Bill Snyder is entering a self-inflicted PR disaster by blocking Wildcat receiver Corey Sutton’s transfer to 35 schools.Snyder met with reporters and attempted to explain why he was not allowing Sutton to freely transfer. He didn’t cite his specific issue with Sutton leaving the program, and for some reason, mentioned that Sutton had failed two drug tests.So?Snyder is a unilaterally respected college football coaching legend for building a powerhouse program in the middle of the Dust Bowl, but we’ve seen this movie before, and it always ends up in bad press for the coach blocking the transfer.last_img read more

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Blogger 16 exposes limits on free speech in Singapore

first_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 “We’re a mature society now, a very educated society, but at the same time a very sensitive society,” he said.Dodwell is on the board of directors for The Independent, another online news site launched two years ago. He doubts the government has lost much support from the general public over free speech issues, but also predicts change on the horizon.“The real test is the ballot box,” he said. “It’s a very important election coming up. Fifty years have come and gone, so we’re looking at the next leg.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories “The problem is that we don’t know where to draw the line. Where is the line that we get into trouble?” he asked. That leads to a culture of avoiding big issues. Wong assisted a government-sponsored community center project in which participants — young and old — were asked to create art that represented their hopes for the future of Singapore.“They draw more trees, they draw WiFi in the MRT (subway) stations. It’s painful. It’s really painful,” he said. “The country will not grow if we continue to be like that.”Between sips of a Hoegaarden beer in a modern hotel bar, Wong was grappling with his “love-hate relationship” with Singapore. He loves the clean streets, modern conveniences and lack of corruption that have made it a world business hub.He respects and admires Lee’s accomplishments and considers himself politically neutral. But as for the next election: “I would love to see things get chaotic a bit.”There’s already been a bit more chaos than usual for tamped-down Singapore in the court proceedings for Yee. A man ran up and slapped him outside court in front of the media. One of Yee’s attorneys, Alfred Dodwell, said he fears for his client’s safety if he is released. SINGAPORE (AP) — A government crackdown on a teen video blogger and independent news and opinion website has focused attention on free speech limits, and perhaps the next election, in this cosmopolitan but famously strict city-state.Five days after the death in March of Singapore’s founding father, 16-year-old Amos Yee posted his latest American-accented blog to YouTube, titled “Lee Kuan Yew Is Finally Dead!” He shared it with the popular and provocative site The Real Singapore, one of several online alternatives to government-controlled TV broadcasts and newspapers. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories After it went viral locally, with over a million views so far, Yee was arrested and charged with transmitting an obscene image and deliberately “wounding the religious or racial feelings of any person.” He refused bail conditions that amounted to a gag order and has been jailed for over two weeks, awaiting a court’s judgment on Tuesday. He has pleaded not guilty and faces up to three years in prison. The government’s Media Development Authority shut down TRS, as it is known, earlier this month — though officials say it was for unrelated reasons.“These are the things that will split the whole society,” said Alvin Tan, who as artistic director of the respected theater company The Necessary Stage has tangled with censors for over three decades. “I think we’re waiting for a tipping point.” He has refused to self-censor but negotiates with government representatives, who have had a lighter touch recently with his plays.Singapore’s government has long aggressively protected its image and authority with legal action both against domestic and international critics, but Yee’s case stands out: A floppy-haired, wryly humorous teenager targeted by prosecutors for a strongly-worded video, sent to prison and shackled in court. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   Meanwhile, the opposition has been on the rise, and could do relatively well in the next elections. It won 10 seats in the 99-seat Parliament in the 2011 elections, up from two previously. Losing even more seats to the opposition would be a huge blow for the People’s Action Party, which has ruled the country since 1959, and is now led by Lee’s oldest son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.“The question of who is to lead the next Singapore is going to be one of the scariest questions to answer,” said Shiao-Yin Kuik, a nominated member of parliament who runs a consultancy and small chain of restaurants aimed at encouraging public dialogue about social issues. Though she dismisses Yee’s blog comments as uninformed, she’s been working to encourage political engagement among young people.“A kid does not have it in his head that ‘I’m going to be president one day, or prime minister.’ It’s not in the narrative. And it’s not in the narrative of their parents,” she said.The hard part for young people in modern Singapore is determining how much they can say, whether in politics or art, without repercussions, said 26-year-old visual artist Wong Kel Win. He wrote his university thesis on self-censorship, which is widespread in the arts community and beyond. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Last fall the MDA banned film director Tan Pin Pin’s documentary about political exiles “To Singapore, With Love.” Lawrence Wong, Singapore’s minister for culture, community and youth, said the film “was deemed to be a real distortion of what happened in Singapore’s history, but disguised as a documentary.”“Freedom is not unfettered freedom. There are some limits. And the limits are put out there quite clearly,” he said Wong said the government intervenes only when concerned that speech will upset “social stability.”Standing next to his underground black box theater, Tan said the strong reaction to TRS and “famous Amos” could be due to the political landscape. “I find things tightening up because it’s just before elections,” he said.In the eulogies that followed Lee’s death the public was repeatedly reminded of his — and the ruling party’s — achievements, which will remain fresh in most people’s minds if the next general elections are called later this year, as is expected.But at the same time, with the passing of a stalwart who was the ruling party’s binding force, a political shift feels more possible. As Singaporeans celebrate 50 years of independence in August, they are also finding their own voices in social media, often the site for public debate on politics and social issues. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home In this May 5, 2015, photo, Shiao-Yin Kuik, a nominated member of parliament who runs a consultancy and small chain of restaurants aimed at encouraging public dialogue about social issues, speaks in Singapore. A government crackdown on a teen video blogger and independent news and opinion website has focused attention on free speech limits, and perhaps the next election, in this cosmopolitan but famously strict city-state. (AP Photo/Ryan Pearson)last_img read more

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Rescuers search for 15 trapped gold miners in Colombia

first_imgBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Rescuers worked into the night searching for 15 gold miners missing and feared dead after three vertical shafts flooded Wednesday.Authorities said the flood was likely triggered by a power outage or an explosion in the shafts, which were 14 meters (about 50 feet) to 27 meters (90 feet) below the surface in the mine near Riosucio, in northwestern Colombia.“It’s completely flooded,” Leonardo Mejia, the mine’s owner, told The Associated Press from the scene. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Patients with chronic pain give advice Top Stories Sponsored Stories center_img He said some of the miners who were working underground managed to escape when they realized something had gone wrong, but he feared the 15 missing were all dead.President Juan Manuel Santos called on rescuers to “spare no effort” in the search. Authorities brought in extra generators to power pumps to remove the excess water as fast as possible but said it would take at least three days to clear the mine.Mining accidents are common in Colombia but usually take place in wildcat mines dominated by leftist rebels and criminal gangs.Natalia Gutierrez, the head of National Mining Agency, said the mine that collapsed Wednesday was in the process of being legalized. But she told Caracol television that preliminary accounts from the site raised questions about whether the mine was complying with safety protocols.Last year 120 people died in mining accidents, the highest tally since 2011.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

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Quicken Study Shows Division Between Appraiser and Homeowner Estimates

first_imgQuicken Study Shows Division Between Appraiser and Homeowner Estimates in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News, Origination A new Quicken Loans study reveals that appraiser home value opinions fell below homeowner estimates in April according to the company’s Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). Quicken Loans is the nation’s second largest retail mortgage lender.The HPPI index data revealed that the trend of broadening differences between appraiser and homeowner views continued in April. On average, appraiser estimates are lower than homeowner estimates by 0.69 percent, compared to appraiser opinions being 0.40 percent below homeowners in March. Of the metro areas that were measured, 63 percent of appraiser opinions of values remained higher than homeowner estimates. April will be the third consecutive month that these differences in appraiser opinions have fallen below homeowners’.“While it is not surprising to most appraisers that homeowners are overestimating their home’s value on a national average, we should always make note of direction the trend is heading to help set expectations for homebuyers and those looking to refinance,” said Bob Walters, Quicken Loans chief economist. “There is nothing more disappointing to a homeowner than learning that the value of their home is less than they expected. This index is an important tool for lenders and homeowners alike as they set reasonable expectations for obtaining a mortgage.”Following a slight drop in March, the national Quicken Loans Home Value Index (HVI) reports an increase of 0.28 percent in home values for April. Home values showed little increases nationally and in all regions and had modest yearly increases.According to the company, the national HVI, a measure of home values based solely on appraisals, increased in April after a drop in March, gaining 0.28 percent nationally. Values also continued their strong year-over-year increases, rising 5.54 percent since April 2014 on a national level. The West region had the largest annual gain of 6.58 percent on a yearly basis, while the Northeast posted the smallest increase with a 2.39 percent annual gain.“Home values increased in April, however it was not enough to cancel out March’s decline,” Walters said. “Homeowners that are still underwater are looking for large increases, but those increases can in fact price homebuyers out of the market. Home affordability could become a worry if home values increases get too far ahead of the modest pace of wage increases, which are sitting at about 2 percent annually.”To view the full report visit: QuickenLoans.com Home Price Perception Index Home Value Index Quicken Loans 2015-05-13 Staff Writercenter_img May 13, 2015 432 Views Sharelast_img read more

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Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo This week, Campbell was similarly honored by NFL.com. The website ranked league players in pass-rushing ability but used different methods and metrics far more advanced than just looking at the number of sacks or quarterback pressures each individual had.However, with the Next Gen Stats data gleaned from the tracking chips in the players’ shoulder pads, we are now able to objectively measure just how far away opposing pass rushers are from the quarterback when they look to deliver their passes. In the latest edition of the Next Gen Stats rankings, we’ll reveal the Top-10 2016 interior defensive lineman at creating pressure by their average raw yards of distance from the opposing quarterback at the time of the throw or sack.According to the rankings, both traditional 4-3 defensive tackles and five-techniques who line up inside in odd fronts like the 3-4 base package were considered.Campbell was fifth on NFL.com’s list.Since establishing himself as a starter with the Cardinals in his second season back in 2009, Calais Campbell has been one of the best 3-4 defensive ends in the NFL. He’s averaged seven sacks per season since then. With 345 pass rush attempts this year, Campbell posted a 4.15 pressure score, checking in at the 95th percentile. The Cardinals led the NFL with 48 sacks this year, and two of their edge rushers in Chandler Jones and Markus Golden finished with double-digit sacks. The monstrous 6-foot-8 presence of Campbell helps free up a lot of action for everyone else in addition to the pressure he brings on his own.Ranking ahead of Campbell were Donald, Cincinnati’s Geno Atkins, Green Bay’s Mike Daniels and Dominique Easley of the Rams. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is pressured by Arizona Cardinals’ Calais Campbell in the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 2016 season didn’t go according to plan for the Arizona Cardinals, but several individual players stood out.Defensive lineman Calais Campbell was one of them.Campbell, a nine-year veteran, finished the season with 63 tackles, 18 tackles-for-loss, eight sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, an interception, and his first career touchdown. The 30-year-old was the graded the second-best interior defender by Pro Football Focus earlier this offseason, behind only Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams. last_img read more

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Roberto Cavalli is pleased to announce the opening

first_imgRoberto Cavalli is pleased to announce the opening of the first Roberto Cavalli boutique in Tokyo at Shinjuku Takashimaya, one of the largest luxury department stores in Japan. The boutique, designed by Roberto Cavalli himself along with renowned Italian architect Italo Rota, displays cutting-edge structural technology in harmony with tactile textile elements.The boutique, covering 32.2 square meters, is located on the 3rd floor of the luxurious Shinjuku Takashimaya and houses all the Roberto Cavalli women’s collections including accessories, sunglasses and jewelry along with some accessories for men.To celebrate the opening of his first boutique in Tokyo, Roberto Cavalli has designed some limited-edition items to be available exclusively at the Shinjuku Takashimaya boutique. These special pieces include a tote bag and wallet in the Roberto Cavalli’s signature animal print in silver.Roberto Cavalli – Shinjuku Takashimaya (3F Salon Le Chic) 5-24-2, Sendagaya, Sibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-8580 TEL/ FAX: +81 3 5361 1388 Opening Time: 10:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.www.robertocavalli.comlast_img read more

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SOUTH NORWALK Conn — Virgin Atlantic one of th

first_imgSOUTH NORWALK, Conn., — Virgin Atlantic, one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines, today announced it has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines to power its Boeing 787-9 fleet of aircraft.The order, worth $2.6b, includes 15 sets of installed engines and four spare engines for Virgin Atlantic’s confirmed aircraft order, and engines for the options and purchase rights on a further 28 aircraft.The agreement also includes a long-term maintenance agreement to ensure the engines remain at peak performance through their life. Virgin Atlantic is also forming a new environmental partnership with Rolls-Royce, in which both companies will work together to continually lower fuel burn and emissions.The 75,000lb thrust Trent 1000 engine will power the airline’s 787 order — which includes 15 firm 787s along with a further 8 aircraft options and 20 purchase rights. Deliveries of the airline’s 787s are due from 2011 onwards.Sir Richard Branson, President of Virgin Atlantic, commented: “Virgin Atlantic has chosen the cleanest possible engines for its more fuel-efficient future with the 787 Dreamliner. Rolls-Royce engines will help us cut emissions per flight by nearly 30 percent as we pursue our goal to become the most sustainable airline in the world.Our new environmental partnership will also bring major benefits to the aviation industry, as we work together to deliver the most efficient engines in the sky, and continuously improve the fuel burn of our fleet of aircraft.”James M. Guyette, President & CEO, Rolls-Royce North America, commented: “This is a vote of confidence in the Trent family by Virgin Atlantic, which has been a long-standing customer with Rolls-Royce. Working together to address environmental issues is an aspect of our relationship where we share a common agenda, and we’re excited by the challenge.”Virgin Atlantic has a fleet of 38 aircraft — 19 A340-600s, 6 A340-300s and 13 B747-400s. Currently Virgin Atlantic has Rolls-Royce engines on its entire A340-600 fleet.The Boeing 787-9, which can carry up to 290 passengers depending on the bed or seat layout, brings a step change in aviation and will substantially reduce the industry’s impact on the environment. The Trent-powered Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will burn 27 percent less than an A340-300, which equates to an equivalent reduction in carbon emissions per passenger. Its innovative design, with over half of the aircraft built from composite materials, helps to reduce fuel burn and carbon emissions significantly. The noise footprint of the 787-9 is also 60 percent smaller than the A340-300, benefiting local communities living close to airports.Last week Virgin Atlantic became the first airline in the world to successfully fly a plane using biofuel. The Boeing 747-400 flew between London Heathrow and Amsterdam on a mix of babassu nuts from the Amazon rainforest and coconuts from The Philippines.Virgin Atlantic is also the only airline to offer passengers the opportunity to offset their flights actually onboard the aircraft during their journey.The scheme is a Gold Standard program run in conjunction with Swiss-based company MyClimate.About Virgin Atlantic — Virgin Atlantic is one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines — It flies to 30 destinations worldwide from its main base at London Heathrow and London Gatwick — There are 38 aircraft in its fleet, comprising 747-400s, A346-600s and A343-300s — Sir Richard Branson is the President of Virgin Atlantic; Steve Ridgway is the Chief Executive Officer; and Lyell Strambi is the Chief Operating Officer. — In 2007, Virgin Atlantic carried around 6 million passengersAbout Rolls-Royce 1. Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets — civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy. 2. The Group has a broad customer base comprising more than 600 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries. It employs around 39,500 people worldwide people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in 50 countries. 3. Rolls-Royce continues to invest in core technologies, products, people and capabilities with the objective of broadening and strengthening the product portfolio, improving efficiency and enhancing the environmental performance of its products. These investments create high barriers to entry. 4. 60 percent of research and development investment and 40 percent of new product development spending over the past five years has been outside the UK. Research and development is carried out in facilities in the UK, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Japan, the US and Scandinavia, with particularly strong relationships with the 29 universities where there are Rolls-Royce University Technology Centers. 5. Annual sales were $14.7b in 2007, of which 55 percent came from services revenues. The firm and announced order book is $91.45b, of which aftermarket services represent 30 percent, providing visibility of future levels of activity.last_img read more

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first_img by Mike Cidoni Lennox, The Associated Press Posted May 10, 2018 11:16 pm PDT Last Updated May 11, 2018 at 9:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Latest Star Wars film ‘Solo’ debuts, gets early praise Emilia Clarke, left, and Alden Ehrenreich arrive at the premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” at El Capitan Theatre on Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) center_img LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Hollywood played host Thursday evening to a few more scoundrels than usual for the world premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”The film tells the story of the early years of smuggler Han Solo, who was played by Harrison Ford in seven movies in the “Star Wars” franchise. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Solo and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, both actors playing younger versions of the characters made famous by the original “Star Wars” trilogy. “Solo” also features fan favourites Chewbacca and the Millennium Falcon — in its earlier and spiffier days before being introduced as a grimy, albeit fast, hunk of junk in the original “Star Wars” film.Solo is one of the franchise’s most popular characters. Ford’s portrayal of the gruff smuggler in the original “Star Wars” catapulted him to stardom and has become one of the characters most closely associated with the actor.Initial reactions online after the premiere were positive, praising Ehrenreich and Glover and the film’s space heist action sequences. Full reviews won’t be released until Tuesday.For the premiere, Disney built a giant replica of the Falcon on Hollywood Boulevard. Glover was seen posing underneath the giant prop. “Solo” will be released May 25.The film is the second stand-alone film set in the “Star Wars” universe. “Rogue One,” released in 2016, told the story of the theft of plans for the superweapon the Death Star, which was destroyed at the end of the 1977 film that made Star Wars into a global sensation.Disney has become known for its elaborate premieres for its “Star Wars” films. It placed an X-Wing replica on Hollywood Boulevard for “Rogue One,” and a simultaneous debut at several Hollywood theatres for 2015’s “The Force Awakens,” which was the return of Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill to the franchise after a 30-year hiatus.“Solo” is the biggest role yet for Ehrenreich, who starred in the Coen Brothers film “Hail, Caesar!”While many other characters have made cameos in “Star Wars” films that tell stories before the original trilogy, the franchise has stayed away from showing Solo as a younger man. The new film also features Glover stepping into a role closely associated with another actor: Billy Dee Williams played Calrissian in “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.”Glover spoke about the importance of Calrissian to him.“He was the first toy I ever had,” Glover said. “My dad got him for me.”The “Atlanta” star said when he got the role, he called his father, even though he wasn’t supposed to talk about it yet.Williams attended the premiere, as did “Star Wars” creator George Lucas.last_img read more

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first_imgThe unemployment rate rose in October to December to 12.9 per cent from 12.7 per cent figure reported in the respective three-month period of 2015 as the economy continues to create jobs, the statistical service said.The unemployment rate dropped marginally in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the third quarter in which a 13 per cent figure was reported, Cystat said in a statement on its website. The figures represent the findings of the labour force survey.The rise of the unemployment rate in the last three months of 2016 resulted from an increase in the number of jobless by 2,974 to 55,516 compared to October to December 2015, with 44.4 per cent of which being out of job for more than a year, Cystat said. The increase in the unemployment rate was partly offset by job creation with the economy adding 13,218 new jobs in a year. The number of jobs in the fourth quarter was 374,651.The unemployment rate among men was 12.1 per cent in the fourth quarter and 13.8 per cent among women, Cystat said. The jobless rate among people aged 15 to 24 was 29.8 per cent.Full-time workers made up 85.3 per cent of the total workforce in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to 86 per cent in the respective quarter of 2012, Cystat said.The unemployment rate figure reported by Cystat on Friday is well below that reported by Eurostat in the past months. The EU’s statistical office said that the unemployment rate was 13.7 per cent in October and 14.1 per cent in November and December.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppTake Online Privacy on a whole New levelFigLeaf Beta AppUndoThrone: Free Online GamesPlay This Game For 1 Minute and See why Everyone is Addicted!Throne: Free Online GamesUndoDirectExposeLast Chance, These Shows Are Ending At 2019DirectExposeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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