first_imgChandigarh: Large-scale rescue operations continued Saturday to pull out the two-year-old boy who fell into an over 150-feet-deep borewell near his house in Punjab’s Sangrur district almost 48 hours ago. Fatehvir Singh, who would turn three next week, fell into the unused borewell in a field while he was playing near his house at around 4.00 pm Thursday, officials said. The borewell was covered with a cloth and the boy accidentally stepped on it. His mother tried to rescue him, but failed. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Army experts, assisted by the police, civil authorities, villagers and volunteers, were carrying out the rescue operations. The toddler is stuck around 110 feet deep in the borewell which is seven inches wide. Officials said a parallel shaft of 36 inches in diameter was being installed to bring out the child safely. So far, rescuers have dug about 90 feet by taking out soil manually, officials said. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France Earlier, a team of NDRF had tried to pull out the child with the help of rope but could not succeed. Oxygen was being supplied to the child and authorities are monitoring his condition through camera, officials added. The child made some movement at 5.00 am on Saturday, authorities said. Fatehvir’s family members and villagers were offering prayers for his safety. The incident has again brought to fore the dangers posed by uncovered borewells, which have turned into death traps for children. In March, an 18-month-old boy was rescued from a borewell in Haryana’s Hisar district, two days after he had fallen into it. In 2006, a massive operation was launched to rescue five-year-old Prince, who had fallen into a borewell in a village in Kurukshetra. He was pulled out safely nearly 48 hours later.last_img read more

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first_imgNEW DELHI: Mother Diary has hiked the price of cow milk by Rs 2 per litre from Friday in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). The cow milk variant will now be available at Rs 44 per litre, as against Rs 42 earlier.According to an official, the prices of the cow milk variant effective from September 6 are Rs 23 for 500 ml pack and Rs 44 for one litre pack. The prices of other milk variants remain unchanged. The leading milk supplier said that the retail price of cow milk has been hiked since the company is shelling out more to the farmers to procure raw milk. With Mother Dairy increasing prices, it is likely that other milk suppliers such as Amul and Parag might also follow suit.last_img

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first_imgVICTORIA — A campaign promise to launch an inquiry into money laundering by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is receiving strong support in British Columbia where illegal cash has skewed the real estate market and helped fuel the opioid crisis.Scheer made the announcement during an Ontario campaign stop, saying the inquiry will focus on cleaning up the real estate sector.B.C. Attorney General David Eby says he doesn’t want to wade into the federal election campaign, but any call by political parties to fight the nationwide issue of money laundering is a step forward.The B.C. New Democrat government called an inquiry into money laundering last May following independent reviews that found crime groups were funnelling billions of dollars into illicit drugs, real estate and other parts of the economy.Eby made the comments after speaking to a conference of crime, finance and real estate experts examining money laundering in Canada.Former B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen will head the B.C. inquiry, which has the power to compel witnesses to testify.This report by The Canadian press was first published Sept. 23, 2019. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Rabat – Spain has dismantled a Moroccan network that trafficked 600 irregular migrants from Morocco to Spain in 2018.EFE reported that Spain arrested seven Moroccans for their alleged ties with the criminal network.The news outlet said that the network had been labeling itself as a “travel agency” based in Larache, a city near Tangier in northern Morocco. The suspects charged the irregular migrants a minimum price of €2,500 per passenger. Read Also: ‘Nothing About Us Without Us:’ Making Migrants Part of Global DebatesAccording to the Spanish news outlet, one of the seven Moroccan suspects is a woman. Four suspects have had their residency status regularized in Spain.According to Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE)  Moroccan immigration “peaked 10 years ago, as there were 70,000 arrivals of migrants. In 2017, 39,000 migrants arrived in Spain from Morocco.”Migration has led to strengthened cooperation between Moroccan and Spanish security services. Following his first official visit to Rabat on November 19, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez attended the global migration conference in Marrakech in December and discussed the issue of irregular migration.The two prime ministers reaffirmed their shared goals: To promote regular over  irregular migration and to integrate migrants into each of their host countries.During his first visit to Morocco, Sanchez announced his country’s intention to strengthen and modernize the border with Morocco in order to combat irregular migration. read more

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The Police had earlier sought to have Madush deported to Sri Lanka to be arrested and investigated over allegations against him. The Supreme Court today rejected a petition filed by the aunt of underworld leader Makandure Madush, seeking a restraining order preventing the police from arresting him.A. W. Sriyani, a younger sister of the mother of Makandure Madush had filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court. Makandure Madush’s family sought court intervention to prevent his arrest in Sri Lanka.The SC however today rejected the petition. (Colombo Gazette) Makandure Madush is currently in remand in Dubai after being arrested with narcotics.

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(Updated) A century-old apartment building on Bold St was destroyed by fire last night. Firefighters were called at 8 pm, and they were still here most of the day putting out hot spots, which are still smoking 24 hours later.It’s not certain how many people lived in the 17 units — estimates range from 32 to 38, a lot of them students. Everyone is accounted for and OK. And while the loss of the beautiful 100 year old building is tragic for the Durand neighbourhood, the loss of pets is the biggest heartbreak for the tenants. While the fire raged, Pasadena apartment tenant Karen Adams was at work around the corner at La Piazza Allegra. A neighbour came in to tell her she saw smoke coming from Adams’ apartment as she fled. Adams has only had one thought ever since: “My cat. My cat’s in there and I don’t know if he’s OK. Some people say maybe he got away but I don’t know. Our windows were intact so I don’t know how he would have gotten out. And then there was that smoke coming out of my apartment.”She and her husband lived on the main floor, just above the boiler room. Dave Christopher of Hamilton Fire says that’s where fire crews first encountered the blaze. “This is an old building so it has voids in the walls. Fire worked its way up to the third floor, so crews are working there as well. They spent over an hour tearing down ceilings to fight the fire. At that point it became untenable because of danger of the roof collapsing, so we pulled the crews out and it became an exterior firefighting operation.”Lauren Smith has friends who lived in a basement unit. “He texted me and said my whole life is going up in flames right now.”“He was holding a glass of water at the time and he walked out with that, that’s all he’s got.”The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause, but tenants say there have been escalating problems with the boiler. Adams says “I’ve seen firefighters at least five times in the past year checking out that boiler room because the alarm’s always going off.”There was a sprinkler system in the basement, and fire officials say there’s no sign of negligent fire safety. The Pasadena was one of Hamilton’s first apartment complexes, and it’s a heritage building. That means as soon as the building is safe, a structural engineer with heritage experience will look through to see what elements can be saved. Local councillor Jason Farr wants to avoid tearing it down. “We’re very hopeful we can maintain as much heritage as possible. The last thing we want to contemplate is the demolition.”Residents called it a beautiful building, with hardwood, exposed brick, large rooms, and long halls. The Canadian Red Cross is accepting cash donations, while Piazza Allegra is looking to start a trust fund. read more

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 (Update)The Fort Erie racetrack was generating heated discussion again at Queens Park Tuesday. Andrea Horwath was arguing that Premier Wynne should be doing more to protect the jobs of Fort Erie employees: “People in Fort Erie are scared of losing their jobs, their savings, their cars, their homes, their kids tuition, their farms, their everything. Last Tuesday at the track, one couple squeezed my hand and looked into my eye and told me that if there is no racing in Fort Erie next season, that they’re going to lose their life’s work. Now, the Liberal plan to ram private mega casinos into cities across Ontario isn’t working, and its causing real damage in communities like Fort Erie. Is the Premier ready to admit she was wrong.”Premier Wynne: “And I have said repeatedly that there, it is up to that conversation to come up with a plan to go forward.Last week a government appointed panel called the Fort Erie track “unsustainable”, and suggested that it not receive any of the $400 million Wynne promised to commit to Ontario’s horse racing industry. 00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 read more

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In a statement released in New York, Kenzo Oshima, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, expressed “profound relief” at Wednesday’s freeing of six staff members of the Dutch non-governmental organization (NGO) Memisa by troops from the rebel Forces pour la Défense de la Democratie.All six aid workers, who had been operating a mobile clinic at the time of their abduction on 11 May, were said to be in good health. Condemning the kidnapping, Mr. Oshima stressed that the humanitarian staff were delivering — “often at great risk to themselves” — much-needed assistance to the most vulnerable populations in Burundi.He called on all parties, in Burundi and elsewhere, to “take all necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of humanitarian personnel.” read more

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Dez Bryant Arrested on Misdemeanor Assualt Charge

Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, who has had a tumultuous off-the-field existence, was arrested Monday after turning himself in to DeSoto, Tx police. The charge: misdemeanor domestic violence against a female family friend, DeSoto (Texas) police confirmed.Bryant was booked around an event that allegedly occurred Saturday, police said. No further information was immediately available.A source said late Monday night that Bryant was in an argument with his half brother and wound up pushing his mother, Angela. According to the source, police responded to a call , but no arrests were made at that point. Further examination of the reports resulted in Monday’s arrest, the source said.Bryant was charged with a Class A misdemeanor for assaulting a female family member, police told KDFW-TV in Dallas. The woman did not need to be taken to the hospital for her injuries, the report said.The station said police declined to elaborate on the circumstances surrounding the arrest or Bryant’s relationship to the alleged victim.Bryant’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, declined to comment. The Cowboys said they were aware of the incident late Monday.The Class A misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of up to $4,000 and up to a year in jail. The arrest also subjects Bryant to possible penalty under the NFL’s personal conduct policy.This is Bryant’s first arrest, but it is not his first incident that required police involvement since the Cowboys traded up to select the former Oklahoma State star with the 24th overall pick in the 2010 draft.In January, Bryant was detained by police but not arrested after an alleged altercation at a Miami Beach night club.Last summer, off-duty police working as security at an upscale Dallas mall kicked Bryant and friends out of the mall because of inappropriate attire (sagging pants) and language. Bryant was temporarily banned from the mall.Bryant, who was widely considered a top-10 talent but slipped in the draft due to teams’ character concerns, has also been sued for unpaid debts for jewelry and sports tickets from before he was drafted. read more

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first_imgTHE HIGH COURT discharged a care order in relation to Samantha Azzopardi this morning and the Australian woman will now be moved into the HSE’s adult mental health care services.The case came before the courts again this morning after the Australian citizen was positively identified by Gardaí earlier this week.Before the case was heard this morning, Gerard O’Brien, who is a representative of Azzopardi’s guardian ad litem, Orla Ryan, said that Ryan “remains very concerned about this young lady” and that Azzopardi was “very isolated” although she did have some contact with people here.In court, Senior Counsel Tim O’Leary, acting for the HSE, said that a report found that Azzopardi was not suffering from a disorder under the Mental Health Act 2001, but she does have a “condition that makes her vulnerable”.Due to this, she is not suitable for detention under the Mental Health Act 2001.She will be looked after by the adult psychiatric services of the HSE and supports will be available to her in the community and potentially through the gardaí.Justice George Bermingham noted that when the case first came before the court, “everybody believed we were dealing with a minor” and worked on the assumption that she was a victim of trafficking.He told the court that though the circumstances had changed, “this doesn’t mean that the proceedings weren’t worthwhile”.In discharging the interim orders today, Judge Birmingham said that what emerged after Azzopardi was identified “came as a shock to everyone”.Judge Bermingham was told in court that the guardian ad litem believes that Azzopardi should be dealt with by adult services in the HSE.Although she remains at a HSE facility, she is taking up an acute bed so it is understood she will be moved to community care shortly.Samantha Azzopardi, who is in her 20s, has been in the care of the HSE since she was found on 10 October and was unable to tell Gardaí or healthcare workers who she was or where she had come from.A High Court judge yesterday discharged the order to detain Azzopardi under the Childcare Act, but delayed its implementation until today to allow for alternative arrangements to be made for her care.The court heard yesterday that she was still in a vulnerable state and removing the order could “put her life at risk”.Additional reporting by Sinéad O’Carroll and Aoife BarryRead: The mystery of the girl found on O’Connell Street: what we know > Read: Gardaí to work with Aussie police as girl found outside GPO is identified > Read: Gardaí release photo of mystery GPO girl >last_img read more

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first_imgChine : 500 usines trop pollueuses privées d’électricitéChine – N’ayant pas atteint leurs objectifs de réduction des émissions polluantes, quelque 506 usines chinoises ont été privées d’électricité dans l’est du pays.Alors que la Chine est devenue le premier pays producteur de gaz à effet de serre devant les États-Unis, la répression se fait de plus en plus sévère. 506 usines de huit villes de la province de l’Anhui, spécialisées dans les secteurs les plus énergivores que sont le charbon, la chimie ou la métallurgie, viennent ainsi de voir leur accès à l’électricité coupé, d’après le quotidien China Daily. La semaine dernière, les autorités chinoises avaient sommé plus de 2.000 sociétés de se séparer d’équipements obsolètes et polluants, sous peine de se voir refuser des crédits bancaires, la validation de nouveaux projets, ou la fourniture d’électricité. Une grande partie de la consommation énergétique des usines les plus pollueuses est en effet due à la vétusté des équipements de production. Si la technique a de quoi surprendre, priver plus de 500 usines d’électricité devrait permettre à la province située près de Shanghai d’atteindre ses objectifs de réduction de consommation énergétique.  Alors qu’au terme d’un plan sur plusieurs années, la province d’Anhui devait réduire de 20% sa facture énergétique, la canicule qui a frappé une partie de la Chine pendant deux semaines a aggravé la situation, notamment avec le recours à la climatisation. Les provinces voisines ont alors pris à leur tour des mesures restrictives. A Nanjing, capitale du Jiangsu, ce sont ainsi 1.000 entreprises qui depuis jeudi dernier sont soumises à un plafonnement de leur consommation. Dans la province du Zhejiang, soixante-neuf entreprises de la ville de Jinhua sont elles-aussi rationnées, et ce jusqu’au mois de septembre.Le 16 août 2010 à 18:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgScoot Pte Ltd., a low-cost long-haul airline subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, on Friday announced that it would begin operations in India — one of the world’s fastest growing aviation markets — from May 24. Singapore Airlines’ other subsidiaries SilkAir and Tigerair also fly to India.Scoot said it would operate round-trips in three Indian cities — Chennai, Amritsar and Jaipur. Inaugural flights from Chennai and Amritsar to Singapore will begin on May 24, whereas flights to and from Jaipur would begin on October 2, the Mint reported.”We are a very young airline, just four years old, but have always been interested in the Indian market. Last year, when aircraft deliveries started coming in, we have been eyeing Indian market. We started the ground work early last year to commence operations here,” Bharath Mahadevan, country head of Scoot airlines, was quoted as saying by Press Trust of India.While Scoot will operate to and from Chennai on a daily basis, flight services between Amritsar-Singapore and Jaipur-Singapore will be operated three times a week in the beginning, Mahadevan further added. The carrier operates a fleet of Boeing 787 planes.The airline hopes to double its operations in terms of cities by 2017.”Scoot is excited to bring our proposition of value travel and service to guests in India – who will soon be able to fly to amazing destinations in our network through the Singapore hub. Scoot’s new services to Amritsar and Jaipur will bring travellers to the magnificent Golden Temple and the stunning Pink City, enabling guests in Scoot’s network to discover India’s mystique and allure,” Scoot’s CEO Campbell Wilson was quoted as saying by the agency.In May 2014, parent company Singapore Airlines (Asia’s biggest carrier by market value) spent $319 million in buying stock in Scoot Pte, Bloomberg reported.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

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Windows 10 October Update Is Having Big Problems Update

first_imgEditors’ Note: Microsoft supposedly found a fix for the file deletion bug, the director of program management for Windows servicing and delivery, John Cable, wrote in a blog post. Cable claims that only a small percentage of users who installed the Windows 10 (version 1809) update were affected by the critical issue. The update is now being re-released through the Microsoft Insider community. Microsoft Support will attempt to restore lost files for users who were affected by the botched release.The Windows 10 October Update (version 1809) Microsoft launched earlier this week during its Surface event is causing all sorts of problems.Multiple reports from PC users claim the Task Manager isn’t accurately reporting CPU usage after installing the latest update. The issue was first discovered by a Reddit user whose Task Manager tool was showing 100 percent usage despite their Chrome browser taking up only 3 to 4 percent.Microsoft is aware of the issue, and even acknowledged it last month when it released a Windows Insider preview build. The company is expected to release an update on Tuesday, Oct 9 that will supposedly fix the Task Manager issue, Bleeping Computer reports.But that relatively harmless bug isn’t the only matter Windows users are dealing with. Even more concerning are reports that documents, photos and music are vanishing after the update is installed. One user reported losing 220GB of data. To make matters worse, rolling back to an older OS version doesn’t seem to bring back the files.MORE: Surface Laptop 2 Hands-on: MacBook-Killing Keyboard, 85 Percent Faster”I have just updated my windows using the October update (10, version 1809) it deleted all my files of 23 years in amount of 220gb. This is unbelievable, I have been using Microsoft products since 1995 and nothing like that ever happened to me,” a Microsoft forum member wrote.According to MSPoweruser, the strange behavior stems from OneDrive, although it’s not clear why the files are disappearing. This raises some serious concerns for anyone harboring critical documents on their computer’s hard drive.We strongly recommend backing up files before moving forward with the October update. At least one affected user suggests migrating all personal documents that don’t have a OneDrive symbol, and aren’t already stored in the cloud.Microsoft has had its hands full in the short time since making the October update widely available. In a separate incident, the software giant intentionally blocked the update to some system because a compatibility issue with Intel Display Audio device drivers was causing unexpected problems, like battery drainage. Intel already pushed out a fix, but users who haven’t updated their drivers won’t be able to download the latest update.Given these alarming reports, you might consider holding off on the October update altogether until the bugs are fixed. Microsoft would have avoided a lot of headache if it had done the same.We have reached out to Microsoft about these issues and will update this article if we hear back.Surface Pro 6 Hands-on: Serious Quad-Core Power, Sleek Black FinishMicrosoft Surface Laptop 2 vs. Surface Laptop: What’s New?Windows 10 October 2018 Update Is Here: How to Get It by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoForbes.com100 Powerful Women Americans Can Look Up toForbes.comUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndolast_img read more

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Eizo Offers UltraSlim FlexScan Monitors in White

first_img Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Related Content Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more FlexScan EV2455 image courtesy of EizoSeptember 14, 2015 — Eizo announced it is now offering a white cabinet option for three FlexScan monitors with ultra-slim bezels.The company is making the monitors available in white to compliment the aesthetics of the modern office. White is associated with traits such as cleanliness, purity and simplicity. These are qualities that EIZO is expressing through the monitors’ minimalist design as well as their focus on visual ergonomics and minimal environmental impact.FlexScan monitors are now available in white in addition to the original black or gray cabinets. This includes the FlexScan EV2455 (24.1-inch screen) and FlexScan EV2450 (23.8-inch screen) as well as the FlexScan EV2750 (27-inch screen) just announced by the company.For more information: www.eizo.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Technology | Flat Panel Displays | September 14, 2015 Eizo Offers Ultra-Slim FlexScan Monitors in White Color expansion includes new 27-inch EV2750 monitorlast_img read more

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Egencia launches new mobile air booking feature Egencia TripNavigator

first_imgEgencia launches the global availability of mobile features that allow its travellers to shop and book air travel with Egencia TripNavigator. This makes Egencia the first business travel company to build its own mobile app with global air booking capability and unique personalisation features for a faster, more relevant experience. Egencia travellers can now complete flight bookings in a single business travel app that is consistent across all countries and displays both individual and company preferences. This latest development rounds off a series of innovations designed to respond to modern demands for fast, easy travel booking on the go.Egencia President, Rob Greyber stated, “At Egencia we continually invest in global technology that allows us focus on making business travel better. Egencia mobile air booking is unique in how it tailors the experience for each traveller. Whether booking from North America or Europe, our travellers see a curated view of options, quickly leading them to the precise flight that fits their needs.”Constructed into the design of the mobile air booking experience is the unique Egencia vision for personalisation. With integrated global technology, Egencia uses profile and previous usage information from all online and offline channels to pre-populate the flight search form.last_img read more

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Mortgage Rates Sink to 16Month Lows

first_img in Daily Dose, Headlines, News Share Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Bankrate Fixed-Rate Mortgages Freddie Mac Mortgage Rates 2014-10-16 Tory Barringer A drop in Treasury bond yields dragged fixed mortgage rates to their lowest level in more than a year, according to reports.Freddie Mac released Thursday the results of its weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing the average 30-year fixed interest rate dropping 15 basis points to 3.97 percent (0.5 point) for the week ending October 16. The week’s average marks the lowest level for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) since the week of June 20, 2013—which also happens to be the last time it averaged below 4 percent.A year ago, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.28 percent, Freddie Mac reported.The 15-year FRM also experienced a significant decline, dropping 12 basis points to an average rate of 3.18 percent (0.5 point).Frank Nothaft, VP and chief economist at Freddie Mac, said the decline in fixed rates stems from a drop in the 10-year Treasury bond yield, which dipped below 2 percent for a period.”Rates are at their lowest levels since June 2013 amidst continued investor skepticism regarding the precarious economic situation in Europe,” Nothaft said.Adjustable rates posted similar declines, with the 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) dropping 13 points to an average rate of 2.92 percent (0.5 point). The 1-year ARM posted a more modest decrease, falling 4 basis points to 2.38 percent (0.4 point).Personal finance website Bankrate.com also put out its interest rate measure for the week, reporting even bigger downward swings.According to the site’s national survey, the 30-year fixed average came in at 4.01 percent for the week—a higher average than in Freddie Mac’s survey, but a bigger decline at 17 basis points.The 15-year fixed average was 3.23 percent (down 14 basis points) for the week, while the 5/1 ARM was 3.09 percent (18 basis points), Bankrate reported.”Both bond yields and mortgage rates have dropped sharply as nervous investors have piled into save haven, less volatile investments,” the site said in an analysis. “Worries about slower growth in the global economy have unnerved financial markets in recent weeks, and mortgage shoppers are the happy beneficiaries.”center_img October 16, 2014 455 Views Mortgage Rates Sink to 16-Month Lowslast_img read more

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Jason Shapiro Joins LOGS as Chief Revenue Officer

first_img in Headlines, News, Servicing Chief Revenue Officer Jason Shapiro Law Firm LOGS 2019-01-17 Radhika Ojha Share The LOGS Network announced the appointment of Jason Shapiro Esq. as Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, Shapiro will be responsible for the management and oversight of the national sales, marketing, and business development efforts for all LOGS Network law firms, title companies, and affiliated entities.”It is with great pleasure and personal pride that I am announcing the addition of Jason Shapiro to the LOGS Network executive team,” said Gerry Shapiro, Chairman, LOGS. “As we continue to position our enterprise for the future, it is of paramount importance that we focus on the next generation of our leadership.”Shapiro, along with Kay Schinker (COO), Jaqueline Comeau (Chief Compliance Officer), Jamie Zelvin (General Counsel), and the LOGS partners across the country will form the foundation that carries the LOGS Network forward.”My partner, David Kreisman, and I are proud of what we have accomplished over the last 40 years and are excited to watch our partners and operational leaders carry on the tradition of performance excellence that has been the focal point of our management style and the secret to our success,” Gerry Shapiro said.Most recently, Jason Shapiro served as the President of Title & Abstract and owner of ERA Rising Realty. He previously held senior positions in real estate investment and acquisitions at B2r Finance and Invitation Homes–both Blackstone controlled entities. He will be based in LOGS operations headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida.”The LOGS Network is the largest legal services provider of its kind in the country and has set the standard over the last four decades,” Shapiro said. “I am thrilled to join my father, his partner David, and all the partners and executives across the country in carrying forward our tradition of excellence.”center_img Jason Shapiro Joins LOGS as Chief Revenue Officer January 17, 2019 743 Views last_img read more

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ST JOHNS Mich – A blue plastic duck is all that

first_img ST. JOHNS, Mich. – A blue plastic duck is all that can remain of a Michigan man’s outdoor art installation after a district judge ruled that he must remove thousands of found objects featured in the project because they violate an anti-junk ordinance.Clinton County District Court Judge Michael Clarizio on Wednesday gave artist Robert Park 45 days to remove the items along a pathway on his property, The Lansing State Journal reports . Park must also pay $250 in fines and court costs.Park, 72, spent two years creating “The Blue Loop,” which displays upcycled blue items along a 1,000-foot-long (305-meter) path. A town ordinance that bans the outdoor storage of junk classifies almost all of the pieces in Park’s display as junk. The plastic duck was the only object that didn’t fit the definition of junk.Clarizio said he thought Park was a “talented artist” and that the art installation was “interesting.”“I have to follow what the law says, not what my heart says,” he said.Dave Vincent, the township code enforcement officer, read a complaint from an unnamed neighbour who said the installation “looks like a junkyard.”Park has said that the project is art and a way he expresses himself.“Apparently Bath Township is banning outdoor artwork if one person complains about it,” Park said. “That’s ridiculous to me.”Park’s attorney, William Metros, said he plans to appeal. Metros said Park’s work enhances the area.“What Mr. Park does on a daily basis adds charm, it doesn’t subtract from the charm,” he said.___Information from: Lansing State Journal, http://www.lansingstatejournal.com Michigan man must dismantle art for violating junk ordinance by The Associated Press Posted Nov 2, 2018 9:50 am PDT Last Updated Nov 2, 2018 at 10:21 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img File-This Aug. 30, 2018, file photo shows “The Blue Loop,” a 1,000-foot art installation on Bath Township artist Robert Park’s property. A blue plastic duck is all that can remain of Park’s outdoor art installation after a district judge ruled that he must remove thousands of found objects featured in the project because they violate an anti-junk ordinance. Clinton County District Court Judge Michael Clarizio on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2018, gave Park 45 days to remove the items along a pathway on his property. Park must also pay $250 in fines and court costs. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File) last_img read more

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Cyprus International Business Association appoints first female head

first_imgThe Cyprus International Business Association (CIBA) has appointed Doxia Nikia, director of D.D. Fidelity Associates Ltd, as its new head, making her the first woman to lead the only association representing the international business community in Cyprus.Nikia has been a member of the executive committee since 2007.“She has many years of experience in the international business sector of Cyprus and an excellent understanding of the island’s current economic, fiscal and financial situation. She pledges to bring forth new ideas and a new strategy for the Limassol-based association, so as to enhance not only the profile of Ciba but that of its members as a whole, driving the non-profit entity to the next level,” CIBA said in a statement.The new director replaces Frixos Savvides who held the position for nine years.To thank Savvides for his contribution CIBA has created the honorary position of ex-officio president on the board for him.The association also said it is restructuring to meet the current demands and expectations of its members, as well as to enhance its role as the leading association of international businesses in Cyprus.To help towards that goal, two new vice-presidents have been appointed – Andreas Andreou of Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd and Liudmila Bozhedomova of Areti International Energy LLC.In addition, Chris Koufaris, a member of the CIBA executive committee since 1999, CIBA president between 2002 and 2007 and general secretary of the association since 2012, has announced his retirement.“With the support of the member companies and closer continued co-operation with other organisations and government departments, CIBA’s role is expected to be even more instrumental in being the voice of the whole international business community in Cyprus,” the statement said.  You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Rep Canfield heralds new law to help Michigan families of fallen heroes

first_img05Oct Rep. Canfield heralds new law to help Michigan families of fallen heroes The surviving spouse and children of Michigan public safety officers who die in the line of duty will receive much-needed health care coverage under a new law announced today by state Rep. Edward Canfield, D.O. Rep. Canfield, who first voted on the measure as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, said Public Act 284 of 2016 will aid families who have lost a spouse and parent in the line of duty.“First responders are on the front lines every day helping to protect our neighborhoods and families, and we must do everything we can to ensure their families are protected as well,” said Rep. Canfield, R-Sebewaing. “The new law also gives first responders some peace of mind knowing their family will receive medical care if they don’t make it home. It’s certainly not something any of us want to talk about, but it’s immensely important to have this type of protection in place.”The new law provides state-funded health insurance benefits to the spouse and children of local public safety officers killed in the line of duty. The benefits would be provided for 60 months after the death of the public safety officer.“While it’s important to express support for our first responders, it’s even more important to do something tangible to show how much they are appreciated,” Rep. Canfield said. “I applaud the governor for ultimately signing this important legislation to protect the families of those who put their lives on the line to protect us.”Under the new law, “public safety officer” includes law enforcement officers, both paid and volunteer firefighters, rescue squad members and ambulance crew members. Tags: #SB center_img Categories: Canfield Newslast_img read more

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