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RS polls: All 6 nominations from Maha found valid

first_imgMumbai, Jun 1 (PTI) All the six nominations filed from Maharashtra for the Rajya Sabha elections were found valid during scrutiny today, a senior Vidhan Bhawan official said.The biennial elections for 57 seats in the Upper House from 15 states are due to be held on June 11. The last date for withdrawal is June 3.Prominent among the six candidates in the fray for as many vacancies in Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra are Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram.Both Goyal and Chidambaram are set to be elected to Rajya Sabha as the deadline for filing nominations ended yesterday.Other nominees include former Union minister Praful Patel (NCP), Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and Vikas Mahatme (BJP) and Sanjay Raut (Shiv Sena).According to the Vidhan Bhawan official, the formal announcement on their election will be made on June 3.Chidambaram had filed his nomination papers yesterday at the Vidhan Bhawan. He did not contest the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, while his son Karti had unsuccessfully fought from his native Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu. PTI VT NSK KISlast_img read more

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Intro Video Teaser: Behind the Scenes

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. You’ve been to a home game in Stillwater, no? Then you’ve probably seen the incredible intro videos that are played on the big screens that prep you for the game.This video is a behind the scenes look from the Orange Power Studios of what goes into making the intro videos. Allison Gappa and the crew did an awesome job with this teaser, now I think I’m mentally prepared for the real deal.Not only do these videos fire fans up, apparently it gets the players ready to roll also.“It’s crazy seeing myself up there, seeing myself [while I’m] getting ready for the game,” Emmanuel Ogbah said. “It just gets me so siked and pumped to get ready to go out there.”AdChoices广告It will probably give you that same feeling.Two more days until the home opener.last_img read more

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Perez denies Lopetegui ‘disloyalty’

first_imgReal Madrid Real Madrid president Perez denies ‘disloyalty’ over Lopetegui appointment Jamie Smith 03:52 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Julen Lopetegui Getty Images Real Madrid Portugal v Spain Spain World Cup Primera División The club president says his team did not show any disloyalty towards Spain when it appointed the ex-national team boss as manager Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says the club did not show disloyalty to Spain in naming Julen Lopetegui their new coach directly before the World Cup.Lopetegui’s appointment as the successor to Zinedine Zidane was announced on Tuesday, much to the fury of Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales.The 51-year-old was then sensationally sacked by Spain on the eve of the World Cup, with Rubiales claiming he had only been given the courtesy of a “20-second” conversation with Perez to discuss the move. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Lopetegui, who was tearful at his Madrid presentation on Thursday, was replaced by Fernando Hierro as Spain’s coach for the tournament, having been unbeaten in his 20 games in charge during a two-year spell.Perez, though, hit out at Rubiales and insisted Madrid did nothing wrong in their approach for Lopetegui, comparing his arrival to Louis van Gaal and Antonio Conte being appointed by clubs despite leading national teams to major tournaments.”We made an agreement in just a few hours,” Perez told the media. “An agreement to work together after the World Cup, respecting the clauses of his contract. We wanted to make this agreement quickly before the World Cup to make it transparent to avoid any speculation and rumours.”There is no precedence that a manager agrees to become manager of a team after a competition and that agreement has somehow been interpreted as disloyal. If you think that this agreement is disloyal, well, that’s not how we do things in the 21st century in Spain. It’s not true at all.”We had an agreement in a few hours and we wanted to make it transparent and clear in just a few hours time to prevent leaks that could damage the national team.@julenlopetegui#WelcomeLopetegui | #RealMadrid— #CHAMP13NS  (@realmadriden) June 12, 2018″I told the president of the federation, which both parts had to agree. We had the legitimate freedom to make this agreement, it seemed all normal, and we thought there was going to be a press conference between the president of the federation and Julen Lopetegui, but it turned out to be a reaction of pride from the president who disrespected Real Madrid.”The president of Spanish football gave a response that is unprecedented. Conte, Van Gaal and dozens of managers have decided to move on before or during competitions, but Real Madrid are proud to have been able to contribute to the success of the national team.”That’s why it’s very important to be unified and to be able to grow and be the most respected and loved club in the world. We need to work together against those who love to destroy our image. I don’t want to be the victim but we need to come together against this wave of anti-Madridismo, especially when we’re having one of the best moments in our history.”61 – Spain scored at least one goal in every game they played under Julen Lopetegui, netting 61 goals in total (an average of 3.05 per game, 20 games played). Fired.— OptaJose (@OptaJose) June 13, 2018Perez reiterated his confusion at Rubiales sacking Lopetegui and not allowing the coach to lead Spain into the World Cup, with senior players having reportedly lobbied for him to remain in post.”We are hugely surprised and we still can’t believe or understand why this agreement would affect players who are totally committed to being world champions again,” Perez added. “They are hugely professional players and this agreement would not affect their effectiveness – there is nothing that justifies Julen Lopetegui not being on bench for tomorrow’s game [against Portugal]. We are sorry he couldn’t fight for this huge desire to make Spain world champions.”We have the satisfaction of having a great manager, we want to continue making history together. He is a man fulfilling one of his dreams and it’s a huge challenge that not many people get to face.”last_img read more

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first_imgIn an ominous sign for rival NTL teams, the Southern NSW Suns Mens and Womens team took centre stage at the Yass Touch Knockout, winning both the Mens and Womens A Grade divisions last weekend.The Suns Mens Open side defeated the Dusty Camels from Sydney’s Western Suburbs 11-10 in the final.Led by quality players including Matt Curran, Joel Willoughby, Brad Holden and Andrew Baggio, the Suns held off strong opposition to take the title.Young guns Jaden Kelly, Scott Naughton and Christian Lotter all debuted for the Suns at Open level, impressing coach Ian Stanley.For the Dusty Camels experienced Australian representative Tony Eltakchi, along with Nathan Jones and Daniel Rushworth, challenged the Suns into the dying seconds, thrilling the crowd.The Suns Womens Open team, coached by Tracey Bills, defeated the Subs from Castle Hill 10-7 in their final. Stacey Lapham, Nola Campbell, Debbie Steinhardt and Kerry Wardle led the way for the Subs.Australian Junior representatives Nicole Beck, Amanda Skwarko and Ashleigh Dobbins all made their debuts at Open level and played extremely well.In other NTL preview action, the Suns Womens 30’s and ACT Womens 20’s were both knocked out in the semi finals of the Womens Open, perhaps indicating their preparations for NTL are well on track. In the Mixed division final the Guns, who had traveled from Bondi for the knockout, proved too strong for Off The Hook from Gosford.With South Queensland Sharks representatives Amy Fong, Tara Mako and Riki Best in the Guns lineup, as well as Tony Eltakchi and Brad Davids, they took the final 16-7.Despite the large scoreline, the final was action packed with Off the Hook’s quick stepping players such as Dylan Hennessey and twins John and Maurice Kennedy dazzling the crowd, as well as their opposition on several occasions.In the Mens B Grade final the Hookies Heroes from Temora defeated the Bowral Boys 11-6 for back-to-back titles in the division.In the Mixed B Grade final Rip It from Penrith defeated the Incredibles 8-5 in the final.Reperchage Finals results:Womens division: Suns Womens 40’s team def the Chosen Few from Greenfield Park 11-2Mens B division: Mush Nush from Yass defeated the DHL Redbacks from Yass 8-7 Mixed A division: UNSW Bullets defeated the Misfits from Dapto 12-5Mixed B divisions: Bowral Brumbies defeated the Chosen Few 9-6Tournament organisers would like to thank the referees who all did a fantastic job over the weekend and helped the event continue it’s success. The Knockout was a great benefit for the Yass community bringing an estimated $250,000 in business to the area.last_img read more

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5 days agoLiverpool legend Souness scoffs at Man Utd youth policy

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Souness scoffs at Man Utd youth policyby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Graeme Souness has questioned Manchester United’s youth policy.He warns that United won’t be able to nuture these players if they are drafted into a squad low on confidence.”Ever since the Busby Babes, the club have made a fetish out of youth,” Souness wrote in the Sunday Times. “In itself, that is no bad thing, especially at a club which subsequently brought George Best through its ranks and then produced the Class of 92. “It’s possible that the likes of Marcus Rashford, James Garner and Mason Greenwood might go on to emulate their illustrious predecessors — though I’m sceptical — but just because they have been picked to start for United while they are still teenagers doesn’t make it so. “The difficulty is compounded by the fact that they are being thrust into a team which is shorn of authority and confidence.” last_img read more

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DSME Orders Wärtsilä’s Inert Gas Solutions for LNG Newbuilds

first_imgzoom South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has contracted Finnish engineering company Wärtsilä to supply combined inert gas generators and gas combustion units for 17 new LNG carriers currently under construction. Wärtsilä and DSME signed the supply contracts in June and September. The newbuilding vessels will we employed with operators in Singapore, Greece, South Korea, Cyprus and Canada.The combined inert gas generators and gas combustion units, developed by Wärtsilä in cooperation with DSME, have a maximum volume of up to 3800 kg/h, which is sufficient for the industry’s largest LNG carriers.The system uses an existing Wärtsilä Moss inert gas generator to burn the boil-off gas, thereby eliminating the need for a conventional gas combustion unit. This results in considerable capital expenditure savings. At the same time, by using the boil-off gas as fuel for creating inert gas, the combined system also provides notable operating cost savings.“The combined IGG-GCU system has a minimal environmental footprint. This is achieved through the replacement of a separate onboard system, and by using the boil-off gas for inert gas generation, which together minimise the extra use of marine diesel oil (MDO) fuel,” Wärtsilä said.Wärtsilä has earlier supplied smaller versions of the combined IGG-GCU system since its introduction in 2013. These new Wärtsilä contracts are scheduled to be delivered to the yard commencing in the third quarter of 2016.last_img read more

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Mali Inquiry team concludes probe into violent demonstration against peacekeepers in Gao

The high-level team appointed by the United Nations to investigate the events surrounding a violent demonstration against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has concluded its visit to the African country, the UN spokesperson’s office confirmed today. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the investigation on 29 January to determine the facts surrounding the “tragic incident” which resulted in the death and injury of protesters in the northern city of Gao.The Inquiry team – formed by three independent experts, Bacre Waly Ndiaye of Senegal (team leader), Ralph Zacklin of the United Kingdom and Mark Kroeker of the United States – spent eight days in Mali, meeting with national and regional authorities as well as representatives of MINUSMA, authorities from hospitals that received victims, protesters who were injured and the associations who organized the protests with the hope that they “could help shed light on the events.” The three experts will now head to New York where they will present a preliminary report to the Secretary-General. read more

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Police escort passengers off easyJet plane after heated row over Gibraltar

first_imgHere’s how the internet reacted to the Gibraltar row. EasyJet added “the flight was met by police on arrival due to two passengers behaving disruptively”.“EasyJet’s cabin crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure the safety of the flight,” the airline said. The row comes after Spain was accused of using Brexit to make a “land grab” for Gibraltar under official guidelines for negotiations drawn up by the EU. Gibraltar Police escorted two ‘disruptive’ passengers from an easyJet plane following a heated argument over Gibraltar’s post-Brexit future.The row broke out between Gibraltarian and Spanish passengers on the plane and they were met by police upon landing at Gatwick Airport yesterday, it is claimed. An eyewitness on the flight from Gibraltar told The Sun it was a “really heated argument” over the current situation in Gibraltar.  A fisherman flies the Spanish flag during a protest in the Bay of GibraltarCredit:AFPcenter_img “The cabin crew were keeping them apart and trying to stop [them] from getting at each other,” the man, speaking anonymously, told the newspaper.“It was unnerving and things only calmed down as we got ready to land at Gatwick, but even when we arrived police came onto the plane.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The passenger added he didn’t hear the group of Spanish passengers answer back after an outburst from a woman living in Gibraltar. A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: “Police were informed at 12:55pm on Tuesday of disruptive passengers onboard an EasyJet flight from Gibraltar.“Officers boarded when the plane landed at Gatwick ay 1.30pm. Two people were taken from the flight and given words of advice about their behaviour.”last_img read more

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GE Transportation rolls out 500th Minecruiser vehicle

first_imgGE Transportation celebrated a significant milestone with the roll out of its 500th Minecruiser vehicle. An Mk7.0 TIER 3 Minecruiser, the latest version of underground coal mining transporters, will be delivered to Centennial Coal, which fields 24 of the vehicles. Developed to transport up to 14 coal mining personnel underground, the MK7.0 TIER 3 Minecruiser includes and advanced explosion-protection system and also reduces emissions and increases power output with mechanically injected diesel engine technology.Dan Shelley, Integration Leader at GE Mining said “We continue to bring enhanced safety and productivity solutions to customers through production of best-in-class mining equipment and services.”The Minecruiser was introduced by Industrea, a company acquired by GE Mining in November 2012 for $700 million. The acquisition, which included equipment manufacturing and servicing operations in Australia and China, has allowed GE Mining to offer more efficient, highly productive and low-emission equipment to its global mining customers.last_img read more

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Mexique 185 millions deuros contre le réchauffement climatique

first_imgMexique : 185 millions d’euros contre le réchauffement climatiqueMexique – 185 millions d’euros : tel est le montant du prêt à long terme signé le 16 février dernier entre le gouvernement fédéral du Mexique et l’Agence française de Développement (AFD). Objectif : soutenir les ambitions du Mexique en matière de lutte contre le changement climatique.Engagé très tôt dans la lutte contre le changement climatique, le gouvernement mexicain a mis en place une stratégie nationale volontariste de lutte contre les émissions de gaz à effet de serre. Cette stratégie est relayée par le Programme spécial pour le changement climatique 2009-2012 (PECC), l’un des plans climat les plus ambitieux à l’échelle mondiale. Le PECC propose en effet une vision à long terme, ainsi qu’une série de mesures d’atténuation et d’adaptation. Entre autres : un objectif de réduction des émissions de GES de 50% d’ici 2050, par rapport à leur niveau de 2000.En plus du prêt budgétaire non affecté de 185 millions d’euros, le soutien de l’AFD au PECC s’exprimera à travers un programme de coopération technique, notamment dans les domaines de l’aménagement du territoire et de la préservation de la forêt. Ce partenariat franco-mexicain doit également nourrir les réflexions visant à réduire les émissions de CO2, en partageant les expériences françaises et mexicaines autour de leurs politiques “climat” respectives.Le 16 février 2010 à 17:44 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Des aquifères américains contaminés par des gaz de schiste

first_imgDes aquifères américains contaminés par des gaz de schiste Des chercheurs américains ont apporté la preuve que la présence importante et inhabituelle de gaz naturel dans certains aquifères, aux Etats-Unis, était due à la technique de fracturation hydraulique utilisée pour extraire les gaz de schiste.   La dernière édition de la revue américaine Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) fait part d’une étude qui prouve que la technique de fracturation hydraulique employée pour extraire les gaz de schiste est à l’origine de la contamination de certains aquifères américains (il s’agit de terrains ou de roches poreux et perméables contenant de l’eau).   À lire aussiRétention d’eau : symptômes, remèdes, causes, que faire en cas d’oedème ?L’équipe de Stephen Osborn de l’université de Duke a prélevé plusieurs échantillons d’eaux souterraines dans les Etats de Pennsylvanie et de New York. Or, lorsque les prélèvements sont effectués à moins d’un kilomètre d’un forage d’extraction de gaz de schiste, la concentration en méthane est en moyenne 17 fois plus importante que la teneur normale. Le Monde rapporte même que l’eau la plus contaminée présentait 64 milligrammes de méthane par litre, une concentration que les chercheurs estiment être potentiellement explosive.  Toutefois, ces seuls relevés ne constituent pas une preuve suffisante. Les scientifiques ont donc procédé “à une analyse isotopique apportant la preuve que le méthane détecté dans l’eau prélevée à proximité des forages provient bel et bien de la roche. C’est-à-dire qu’il s’agit bien de gaz de schiste”, explique Françoise Elbaz-Poulichet, chercheuse au CNRS. Pourtant, aucune trace des adjuvants chimiques utilisés pour la fracturation à haute pression n’a été retrouvée dans l’eau prélevée.  Deux hypothèses existent pour expliquer la présence de méthane dans l’eau. Soit la technique de fracturation a provoqué des fissures mettant en relation les réservoirs de gaz et l’eau, soit les forages sont défectueux. Les auteurs de l’étude soulignent que cette deuxième hypothèse est la plus probable. Pour se défendre, les exploitants industriels américains ont critiqué le protocole expérimental des chercheurs, notamment en mettant en avant le fait qu’aucune analyse de ces mêmes aquifères n’avait été effectuée avant le début de l’exploitation.Le 18 mai 2011 à 15:41 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Virtuosos 2017 Incubator lineup includes Travelweeks Explor VR

first_imgTags: Virtual Reality, Virtuoso, Xplr VR Monday, April 24, 2017 Posted by David Thompson NEW YORK — Explor VR has been handpicked by Virtuoso to take part in the luxury retail organization’s Virtuoso Incubator tech start-up program, one of five companies chosen for the 2017 lineup. Explor VR is Travelweek’s virtual reality platform that launched nation-wide last fall, with free Explor VR headsets going out to travel agencies across Canada.Virtuoso Incubator is aimed at fostering technology that improves the travel advising process and overall client experience. It’s the industry’s first formal program focused on nurturing new technology solutions specifically for travel advisors. Incubator companies receive real-world input from Virtuoso advisors who test the product and suggest improvements so it will better serve the needs of travel agencies, consultants and clients.Each company receives a dedicated panel composed of Virtuoso advisors. More than 60 of them are volunteering in this capacity, with a member of Virtuoso’s Technology Committee acting as each panel’s liaison to the Incubator program. The Technology Committee also assists with vetting applicants and approving the companies that are offered Virtuoso preferred partner status.“Virtuoso Incubator was founded to fill a void in the travel advising industry,” said David Kolner, Senior VP, Global Member Partnerships at Virtuoso. “Our objective was to seek out business solutions for our travel agency members and create a real-life use case scenario for companies that were developing the technology we needed. The value to these tech companies is tremendous because we’re giving them access to their future customers, who are also providing feedback in real time. What we’re getting in return is the opportunity to create customized technology options for agencies ranging from just a couple of people to hundreds.”More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJThis year’s five Virtuoso Incubator participants are:Explor VR:  Travelweek’s app-based virtual reality platform tailored for the travel industry. It guides users on an immersive, emotionally engaging journey through a destination, leading to dramatically increased sales conversion rates and foot traffic. In addition, it educates advisors on destinations.Approach Guides: Its Trip Reads destination content service – featuring inspirational and thought-provoking videos, articles, books and podcasts – highlights cultural aspects of places around the world.TravelContact (formerly Alanna): A CRM technology that includes a client and provider database, email and newsletter marketing platform, smart multichannel communication, beginning-to-end trip builder, interactive client portal and a smart dashboard where advisors can see daily tasks.Tagible: Software that extracts keywords, making the words interactive and overlaying curated content such as YouTube, Google Maps and Pinterest. Drives engagement and increase conversion rate and time on site by keeping visitors on the agency’s website.tripFiles: A free private social network where travelers can store all their videos and photos at no charge, safely share trips, and never need to email/text photos to their travel companions.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaVirtuoso Incubator also has a new partnership with Phocuswright, the global travel market research company. Phocuswright is referring innovative travel technology startups to the program, and sharing its research into the sector with Virtuoso as well as attendees at its exclusive network events.For more information see Virtuoso’s 2017 Incubator lineup includes Travelweek’s Explor VR About Latest Posts David Thompson Latest posts by David Thompson (see all) Virtuoso’s 2017 Incubator lineup includes Travelweek’s Explor VR – April 24, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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1st Meeting of National Committee on Ramayana Circuit Krishna Circuit held under

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism, in line with the Swadesh Darshan Scheme, conducted the ‘1st Meeting of National Committee on Ramayan Circuit and National Committee on Krishna Circuit’ under the chairmanship of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Dr Mahesh Sharma. Vinod Zutshi, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and other experts and senior officers of the ministry were also present.Presentations were made on Pan-India Ramayana and Krishna Circuit on the occasion. For the Ramayana Circuit, 11 destinations spread across six states have been proposed. The destinations covered are: Ayodhya, Nandigram, Shringhverpur and Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh); Sitamarhi, Buxar and Darbhanga (Bihar); Jagdalpur (Chattisgarh); Bhadrachalam (Telangana); Hampi (Karnataka); and Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu).Under the Krishna Circuit, 12 destinations across five states have been proposed.The destinations covered are: Dwarka (Gujarat); Nathdwara, Jaipur and Sikar (Rajasthan); Kurukshetra (Haryana), Mathura, Vrindavan, Gokul, Barsana, Nandgaon and Govardhan (Uttar Pradesh); and Puri (Odisha). The destinations were approved by the expert committee. Projects worth more than three hundred crore rupees were approved in-principle in Uttar Pradesh under both the circuits.last_img read more

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Are Buyers Losing Confidence in the Market

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News December 14, 2016 491 Views Are Buyers Losing Confidence in the Market? Confidence in the market is waning among would-be homebuyers, but at the same time, consumer enthusiasm for personal financial situation and country’s economic direction, according to the Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey for the fourth quarter from NAR.Approximately 78 percent of those surveyed in Q4 said now is a good time to buy a home, compared with 82 percent in the fourth quarter a year ago, according to NAR. A sharp decline in confidence was experienced among renters, with 57 percent in Q4 believing now is a good time to buy compared with 68 percent in Q4 2015.“Rents and home prices outpacing incomes and scant supply in the affordable price range has been a prominent headwind for many prospective buyers this year,” he said. “Making matters worse, the unwelcoming reality of higher mortgage rates since the election is likely further holding back confidence. Younger households, renters and those living in the costlier West region—where prices have soared in recent months—are the least optimistic about buying.”Even with the headwinds facing buyers, existing-home sales sold at an annual pace of 5.42 million in 2016, the best year for existing-home sales since they sold at an annual clip of 6.47 million in 2006. Yun said the pace of existing-home sales is expected to bump up slightly in 2017 to 5.52 million while the median home price continues its upward climb (forecasted to rise by approximately 4 percent), and ditto for mortgage rates (up to approximately 4.6 percent by the end of 2017)“Although the economy is expected to continue to expand with around 2 million net new job creations, existing home sales are expected to see little expansion next year because of affordability tensions from rising mortgage rates and prices continuing to outpace income growth,” said Yun.Despite fewer prospective buyers expressing confidence in the market, the survey showed that more consumers in Q4 expect the nation’s economy to improve under the new administration. However (54 percent, compared with 48 percent in Q3), with consumers under 44 living in urban areas with higher incomes expressing the most enthusiasm for the economy next year. The share of consumers who believe their personal financial situation will get better in the next six months rose from 58.6 in Q3 up to 59.8 in Q4, according to NAR.Yun said he is hoping the optimism for the economy along with job gains and more millennials reaching the prime home buying age will fuel growth in housing next year.“Some would-be sellers may be reluctant to move up or trade down—especially if they’ve refinanced in recent years,” said Yun. “That’s why it’s extremely necessary for homebuilders to step-up their production of homes catered to buyers in the affordable price range. Otherwise the nation’s low homeownership rate will struggle to shift higher in 2017.”Click here to view the complete survey.center_img Share Housing Market Market Predictions 2016-12-14 Seth Welbornlast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 27, 2018 11:17 am PDT Last Updated Apr 27, 2018 at 3:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PHILADELPHIA – Temple University, where Bill Cosby long served as a leading public face and key fundraiser, said Friday it will rescind the honorary doctorate it awarded to the comedian in 1991 because he was convicted of sexually assaulting a former employee.The Philadelphia university said its board of trustees accepted a recommendation Friday to rescind the degree, citing Thursday’s jury verdict finding him guilty of drugging and molesting a woman who managed the school’s women’s basketball team in 2004.Cosby received a bachelor’s from Temple, which was among relatively few that waited to pull honours from Cosby until after the verdict.Temple Board of Trustees Chairman Patrick O’Connor previously said he would recuse himself from discussions on the honorary degree. O’Connor represented Cosby in 2005 when he first faced allegations of sexual assault.Cosby served on the board for decades before resigning in 2014. Cosby almost never attended Temple board meetings, but he frequently turned out to support the school’s basketball teams, an interest that connected him with victim Andrea Constand.Constand said she had socialized with Cosby and then sought him out for career advice before he later knocked her out with three blue pills he called “your friends” and then penetrated her with his fingers as she lay immobilized, unable to resist or say no.Even before the verdict, more than 20 colleges and universities across the U.S. had revoked honorary degrees from Cosby in light of allegations against him. Ohio State University’s governing board pulled a 2001 degree from Cosby this month in the days leading up to his retrial.Others joining Temple in revoking honours after the verdict include Johns Hopkins University, Carnegie Mellon University, Notre Dame, Boston College and Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.Colleges across the country have struggled to decide whether to strip honours from men whose reputations have been tarnished in the wake of the #MeToo movement.Some have been quick to cut ties, including the University at Buffalo, which revoked an honorary degree from disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, and Fordham University, which pulled an honour from fired news anchor Charlie Rose.But others have refused. The Juilliard School in New York, which gave an honorary doctorate to actor Kevin Spacey in 2000, said it does not rescind such honours.Although it traditionally has been rare for schools to rescind honorary degrees retroactively, experts say it has become more common in light of the #MeToo movement. Some schools have been pressured to strip honours by students, faculty or outside critics.Often it’s up to a school’s governing board to approve and revoke honorary degrees, which are often awarded to notable alumni or graduation speakers.___AP writer Collin Binkley in Boston contributed to this report. Public face no more: Temple rescinds Cosby’s honorary degreelast_img read more

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October 16 2006 Arcosanti produce won many awards

first_imgOctober 16, 2006 Arcosanti produce won many awards at this years Yavapai County Fair. Foundry staff Joan Lundell, among others, helped to set-up at the recent Fair. Arcosanti produce won many awards at this years Yavapai County Fair. Foundry staff Joan Lundell, among others, helped to set-up at the recent Fair. [Photo: Sarah Beth Kurzhals text: Rafael Carvao] Sarah Beth Kurzhals, the present Agriculture Manager, is collecting some of the Arcosanti produce for the fair. Vegetables and fruit from the gardens are served in the meals prepared in the Cafe, and also sold during farmers market in the Arcosanti cafe, once a week, for visitors and residents. [Photo: Sarah Beth Kurzhals & text: Rafael Carvao] On a beautiful night, in the Camp Gardens last week, all of the community had the pleasure to enjoy the good atmosphere and all home-made dinner prepared with the award winning produce grown in the Arcosanti Gardens. [Photo & text: Rafael Carvao]last_img read more

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We started the matc

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