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Senators laud colleague Pacquiao’s win vs Broner

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Still the champ: Manny Pacquiao keeps welterweight title, outpoints Adrien Broner LATEST STORIES Manny Pacquiao celebrates his win against Adrien Broner in the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)MANILA, Philippines — Fellow senators have congratulated Manny Pacquiao after his unanimous decision victory over American boxer Adrien Broner on Sunday.READ: Still the champ: Manny Pacquiao keeps welterweight title, outpoints Adrien BronerADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town In a statement moments after the fight, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri hailed Pacquiao’s “superhuman [s]trength and his [s]uper [h]uman [h]eart of [a] true [c]hampion.”“He is a Champion of the ages, winning Championships throughout his two and a half decades of boxing and defying father time,” Zubiri said. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“At age 40 he shows us that nothing is impossible with hard work, dedication and love for God. A true inspiration not only to us Filipinos but to people all over the world,” he added.Meanwhile, Senator Nancy Binay said Pacquiao’s win showed why the boxing champion remains a hero in the hearts of the Filipinos. “Muli, sa panibagong laban na ito, ipinakita sa atin ni Sen. Manny Pacquiao kung bakit nananatili siyang bayani sa puso ng mga kababayan natin,” she said in a separate statement.“His prowess inside the ring is matched by his humility, magnanimity, and genuine love for the people,” she added. Senators Sonny Angara, Joel Villanueva, and Sherwin Gatchalian also hailed their colleague for once again bringing pride to the country through his victory.Meanwhile, opposition Senator Bam Aquino hoped that Pacquiao’s win would serve as an inspiration to Filipinos to overcome life’s challenges.“Saludo kami sa ipinakitang tikas at tapang ng Pambansang Kamao laban sa mas batang katunggali para muling bigyan ng karangalan ang bansa,” Aquino said.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations “Magsilbi sanang inspirasyon para sa ating mga Pilipino ang panibagong tagumpay na ito ni Sen. Manny para kayanin ang anumang pagsubok sa buhay,” he added. /je US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants View commentslast_img read more

Bundesliga 2019 Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Live Telecast, Timings in India, Team News

first_img bayern munichborussia dortmundbundesligaBundesliga 2019-20 First Published: November 9, 2019, 5:58 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Borussia Dortmund will travel to Allianz Arena for their Bundesliga fixture against an embattled Bayern Munich on Saturday, November 9. Bayern Munich, who will be playing their first league game since coach Niko Kovac was sacked last weekend, will be looking for a positive outcome. Meanwhile, second-placed Borussia Dortmund will eye moving to the first spot on the league table with a huge away win. The Bundesliga 2019-20 Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund game will commence at 11PM.Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has said that his side has nothing to lose as they make their trip to Allianz Arena. “In the last five years, it has been hard to win there. But, we have nothing to lose. We respect Bayern — we don’t fear them,” Favre said. Meanwhile, Hansi Flick, who has taken over as interim boss for the Bayern outfit for two games, said “We’re playing at home and it’s a chance to lay down a new marker.” Bayern will be edgy considering they struggled against Olympiacos in the Champions League as well while their opponents had a brilliant 3-2 win over Inter Milan midweek.As far as injuries are concerned, Bayern will be without Jann-Fiete Arp (broken wrist) and Lucas Hernandez (ankle injury).On the other hand, Favre is yet to make a call on the starting XI until Sancho undergoes a fitness test. The 19-year-old winger is down with a hamstring strain.Bundesliga 2019-20 Bayern Munich possible starting line-up vs Borussia Dortmund: Neuer; Pavard, Martinez, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Thiago; Coutinho, Gnabry, Coman; LewandowskiBundesliga 2019-20 Borussia Dortmund possible starting line-up vs Bayern Munich: Burki; Piszczek, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Witsel, Weigl; Hakimi, Brandt, Sancho; GotzeWhere to watch Bundesliga 2019-20 Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund match live in India (TV channels)?Bayern Munich will face the Borussia Dortmund challenge at 11:00PM on Saturday. The Bundesliga 2019-20 Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund will be played at the Allianz Arena. Bundesliga 2019-20 Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund game live telecast will be on Star Sports Select HD channels in India.How and where to watch online Bundesliga 2019-20 Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund match live streaming?Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund live stream will be available on Hotstar app and website in India for premium users. last_img read more

Sporting Clube de Goa hold pre-season fitness session

first_imgPanaji, Jul 8 (PTI) Sporting Clube de Goa kick started their pre-season with a warm-up and fitness session at Miramar beach here. “We have launched the pre-season with our focus on the Goa Pro League. This is our prime objective currently after we pulled out of I-League. We have a busy season ahead. In addition to Goa Pro League, we will also be participating in the Durand Cup. So we have to keep our squad fit and free from injury,” team manager Mateus Costa said. Speaking about the team at the session yesterday, Costa said, “We have a strong squad this time. The players are looking forward to the league. The management also has been very supportive. We will go all out this season.” The defending champions of Goa Pro League will be looking to launch their title defence under Gaffer Mateus Costa for the upcoming season. After concluding a fantastic 2015-16 season that saw them win the Goa Pro League and finish fourth in the I-League, the flaming Oranje are confident of defending their title in Goa. Meanwhile, Salgaocar FC, who have also pulled out of the I-League along with Sporting Cube de Goa in protest against All India Football Federations revamped roadmap that seeks to make Indian Super League the countrys top tier league, will start their training after July 19. Dempo SC, who are likely to follow suiton the ISL front, are going to start their pre-season training session from July 21 at the Duler Stadium in Mapusa. PTI MCS ARS AH AH RDSadvertisementlast_img read more

Premier Leaves for First Council of Atlantic Premiers Meeting

first_imgEngaging the federal government in a partnership for Atlantic regional economic development will be a key issue Premier Rodney MacDonald will discuss with his Atlantic counterparts at this week’s meeting of the Council of the Atlantic Premiers (CAP). The premiers will also discuss fiscal imbalance, the Atlantic Gateway, immigration, energy, and harmonizing business regulations for small- and medium-sized enterprises at their meeting in St. John’s, NL, today, Dec. 5 and Wednesday, Dec. 6. “I look forward to meeting with my colleagues for my first official CAP meeting,” said Premier MacDonald. “As Atlantic provinces, we have areas of common interest, and, I believe, by reaching consensus in these areas, we can improve the economy of the whole region.” The premiers will also receive an update on Building on Progress: Atlantic Action Plan 2005-2008, a plan the council developed and adopted in June 2005.last_img read more

Bill Clinton Speaks At StarStudded So The World May Hear Awards Gala

first_imgOn Sunday, the 18th annual So The World May Hear Awards Gala benefitting Starkey Hearing Foundation, dazzled guests with an evening of philanthropy, celebrities and entertainment.Don Felder performs at the 2018 So the World May Hear Awards GalaCredit/Copyright: Adam Bettcher, Getty Images.One of the most acclaimed fundraising events in the country, the gala brings together celebrities, global leaders and philanthropists to raise funds supporting hearing health programs and charitable initiatives around the world. A moving speech by surprise guest President Bill Clinton, a longtime foundation partner, underscored the need for individuals to come together to make a difference in people’s lives. Other notable guests and speakers included Academy Award-winning actors Billy Crystal and Forest Whitaker, Huey Lewis, Sinbad, and rock legends Alice Cooper, Robby Krieger of the Doors, and Don Felder of the Eagles, who performed all together on one stage.“Most of us are here because we think – among other things – that we are better off doing something good for somebody else than tearing them down,” said Bill Clinton. “We believe in holding hands and taking a flying leap of faith instead of trying to drive people apart.”Hosted by William F. Austin and Tani Austin, co-founders of Starkey Hearing Foundation, the gala honored humanitarians including Dr. Timothy P. Shriver, chairman of Special Olympics; Ehsan and Fatema Laya Bayat, founders of Bayat Foundation; Shep Gordon, legendary producer and philanthropist; and Paul Williams, composer, singer and songwriter. Guests also enjoyed entertainment by international vocal group The Tenors; Grammy-award winning artist Gloria Gaynor; and winner of America’s Got Talent Darci Lynne.This year’s honorees join a long list of humanitarians including President Clinton, Desmond Tutu, President George W. Bush, Barbara Pierce Bush, The Right Honorable Tony Blair, Buzz Aldrin, Richard Branson, Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher, Ben Affleck, Marlee Matlin and many others.last_img read more

Howard Carroll lead guitarist for Dixie Hummingbirds dies

first_imgPHILADELPHIA – A lead guitarist for the influential and Grammy Award-winning gospel group the Dixie Hummingbirds has died in Philadelphia.Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services says Howard Carroll died Tuesday at an assisted-living facility at age 92.The Dixie Hummingbirds started as a quartet of students formed by James B. Davis in a Greenville, South Carolina, high school in 1928. The group toured widely and recorded a cappella for the Decca label in the 1930s and then relocated to Philadelphia in the 1940s.After World War II, as the sound of gospel changed, the Hummingbirds added bass, drums and guitar supplied by Carroll.They performed on Paul Simon’s “Loves Me Like a Rock” in 1973 and won a Grammy for their own version.The band’s influence extends well beyond gospel circles to artists including James Brown and Stevie Wonder.last_img read more

Fort St John North Peace Museum and Alaska Highway Community Society release new

first_imgThe book is described as “a beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated large-format book that celebrates the Alaska Highway’s extraordinary natural and cultural landscape.”Signposts and Promises is available at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum for $29.95.The Museum says this book is a great way to commemorate this engineering marvel and learn more about local history.For more information, you can call the Fort St. John North Peace Museum at 250-787-0430. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John North Peace Museum and the Alaska Highway Community Society have recently released a new book.The book, ‘Signposts and Promises – Canada and the Alaska Highway’, compiles research and stories collected during the process to nominate sites along the Alaska Highway Corridor as a National Historic Site.Julie Harris and Frank Edwards are the authors of the book.last_img read more

UK MPs to visit the north

A British parliament delegation, which began a one week visit to Sri Lanka today, will visit the north of the country tomorrow, British Parliamentarian Simon Danczuk, who is part of the delegation, told the Colombo Gazette.He said that the delegation will also have talks with government and opposition members in the country as well as civil society members. British Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Alistair Burt had informed the British House of Commons last week that Britain continues to raise concerns about lack of progress on post-conflict reconciliation, accountability, and the current human rights situation with the Government of Sri Lanka.“We have been clear that we expect progress in both these areas and also access by media and civil society to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), as well as free, fair and peaceful Northern Provincial Council elections in September,” he had said. Last week Britain had issued a virtual ultimatum to the Sri Lankan government saying if there is insufficient progress on Sri Lanka’s own commitments on addressing human rights related Britain will look for a strong and unified response at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. The MP said that a meeting has also been scheduled with President Mahinda Rajapaksa but the meeting is yet to be confirmed. Burt said that in attending CHOGM, the British Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary will see the situation on the ground, speak with the Government of Sri Lanka, and draw international attention to either progress made or the lack of it. (Colombo Gazette)Report by Easwaran Rutnam read more

Cabinet approves new monthly office allowance for MPs

Cabinet has approved a new monthly office allowance for members of Parliament.A proposal made by Gayantha Karunathilaka, Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media, to present a proposal to Parliament for provision of a monthly office allowance of Rs. 100,000 to maintain an office for each parliamentarian including national list MPs from January 2017, and to increase the current parliament sitting allowance from Rs. 500 to Rs. 2500, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. (Colombo Gazette) read more

CF Industries snaps up OCI distribution businesses to expand global fertilizer business

by The Associated Press Posted Aug 6, 2015 5:12 am MDT Last Updated Aug 6, 2015 at 6:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – CF Industries Holdings Inc. will acquire the distribution networks of Netherlands-based OCI N.V. in a $6 billion deal that would create one of the world’s largest nitrogen fertilizer companies.The deal, which includes about $2 billion in debt, is expected to increase CF’s effective nitrogen capacity per share by 18 per cent.CF would get OCI’s nitrogen operations in the Netherlands and Iowa, and a complex in Beaumont, Texas. The deal also includes OCI’s distribution system in Dubai.CF Industries Holdings Inc., which is based in Deerfield, Illinois, will become a subsidiary of a new holding company based in the United Kingdom. The combination with Amsterdam-based OCI’s European, North American and global distribution businesses follows its attempt to join with Yara International ASA, a deal that fell apart.The combined company will also buy a 45 per cent interest plus an option to buy the remaining interest in OCI’s Natgasoline project in Texas, which is scheduled for completion in 2017. On a combined basis the company will have production capacity of approximately 12 million nitrogen-equivalent nutrient tons by mid-year 2016.Upon completion of the deal, CF shareholders will own about 72.3 per cent of the new company and OCI will own about 27.7 per cent. Most of OCI’s shares will be distributed to its shareholders. The new company will operate under the name CF and be led by existing CF management. The initial board of the new corporation will have 10 directors, consisting of eight of CF’s current directors. CF Industries snaps up OCI distribution businesses to expand global fertilizer business read more

Sneak peek at the raunchy Irish Prison Service 2014 Calendar

first_img Source: FacebookDerek Walsh, who’s one of the organisers, told the KC Show on Today FM that the Irish Prison Service is completely behind the effort, and that the men involved volunteered their time for the cause.He said that the photoshoot involved a “lot of baby oil, a lot of fake tan, a lot of ‘manscaping’” and revealed that “some of the lads were working out right up until the start of the shoot”.Props like truncheons and riot helmets appear to have been used in some of the images, and Walsh said that more will be revealed when the calendar goes on sale in the coming weeks. Source: FacebookH/T to Brian DoyleMore: It’s the 2014 Irish Farmer Calendar>Read: Here are the heartwarming and surprising things that make you happy>Read: 25 good things that have happened since the last budget> THE IRISH PRISON Service is set to release its first calendar in time for Christmas.They won’t be in display in their uniforms though, they’ll be almost in the nip!A group of the officers have come together in an effort to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society, after a number of their families were affected by the disease.All of the men involved work in prisons in the Dublin area, with a number of them based at Wheatfield Prison at Cloverhill in Clondalkin.last_img read more

Separatistcalled protest shutdown in JK Amarnath Yatra suspended

first_imgSince the annual pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave shrine started on July 1, over 1.50 lakh pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra so far.TwitterThe Amarnath Yatra was suspended on Saturday with no pilgrim allowed to move towards the Kashmir Valley from Jammu due to a separatist-called protest shutdown, police said.”Taking stock of the law and order situation because the protest shutdown called by the separatists today, movement of the pilgrims from Jammu to Srinagar will remain suspended today,” police sources said.July 13 is observed as Martyrs Day in Jammu and Kashmir to remember those killed in the firing outside the Srinagar Central Jail by forces of the Dogra Maharaja in 1931.The state government observes the day to honour those who fought for Independence in 1947.Since the annual pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave shrine started on July 1, over 1.50 lakh pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra so far.The cave shrine houses an ice stalagmite structure that symbolises the mythical powers of Lord Shiva, according to the devotees.The structure waxes and wanes with the phases of the moon.Pilgrims approach the shrine either from the shorter 14 km-long Baltal trek or through the longer 45 km Pahalgam trek. Over 1.50 lakh pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra since the annual pilgrimage started on July 1.IANSHelicopter services are also available for pilgrims at both base camps.The Cave shrine was discovered in 1850 by a Muslim Shepherd, Buta Malik.Legend says a Sufi saint rewarded the shepherd with a bag of charcoal that turned out to be gold.Descendants of the shepherd have received a portion of the offerings from the cave shrine for over 150 years.This year’s Amarnath Yatra will end on August 15 coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.last_img read more

Turkey braces for crunch referendum

first_imgTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks on as delivers a speech during a campaign rally on the eve of the constitutional referendum in Istanbul. Photo: AFPTurkey on Sunday votes in a referendum on expanding the powers of the head of state under President Tayyip Erdogan that will determine its future political destiny but whose outcome remains in doubt after a bitterly-contested campaign.Over 55.3 million Turks are able to vote in the referendum on sweeping changes to the president’s role which, if agreed, would grant Erdogan more power than any leader of Turkey since its founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and his successor Ismet Inonu.Opinion polls, always treated with caution in Turkey, predicted wildly divergent scenarios with analysts saying the outcome remains too close to call despite the clear advantage in resources and airtime enjoyed by the ‘Yes’ campaign.As the rival sides held rallies up until the last hour of legal campaigning Saturday to sway undecided voters, Erdogan confidently predicted that the ‘Yes’ camp had victory in the bag.But he urged people not to succumb to “lethargy” in voting, saying “the stronger result the better”.“A ‘Yes’ that emerges from the ballot box with the highest margin will be a lesson to the West,” he said in the Istanbul district of Sariyer, the last of a stamina-busting sequence of rallies.‘Most drastic shake up’If passed, the new presidential system would dispense with the office of the prime minister and centralise the entire executive bureaucracy under the presidency, giving Erdogan the direct power to appoint ministers.The system would come into force after November 2019 elections. Erdogan, who became president in 2014 after serving as premier from 2003, could then seek two more five-year mandates.But it could also have even wider implications for the key NATO member, which for the last half century has set its sights on joining the European Union.Erdogan has warned Brussels that in the event of a ‘Yes’ vote he would sign any bill agreed by parliament to reinstate capital punishment, a move that would automatically end its EU bid.Western reactions to the referendum outcome will be crucial, after Erdogan accused Turkey’s allies of failing to show sufficient solidarity in the wake of the July 15 failed coup.“The referendum will mark another turning point, or rather crossroads in Turkey’s political history,” wrote Hurriyet Daily News chief editor Murat Yetkin.Sinan Ekim and Kemal Kirisci of the Brookings Institution think-tank said in a report the changes if agreed “would set in motion the most drastic shake-up of the country’s politics and system of governance in its 94-year-long history”.‘Bus with no brakes’The opposition has cried foul that the referendum has been conducted on unfair terms, with ‘Yes’ posters ubiquitous on the streets and opposition voices squeezed from the media.The poll is also taking place under a state of emergency that has seen 47,000 arrested in an unprecedented crackdown after the botched putsch.Supporters see the new system as an essential modernisation step for Turkey but opponents fear it risks granting Erdogan authoritarian powers.The standard-bearer of the ‘No’ camp, Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, warned at his final rally that Turkey was deciding if “we want to continue with the democratic parliamentary system or one-man rule”.He described the new system as “a bus with no brakes and whose destination is unknown”.Voting in the country’s east gets under way at 7:00 am (0400 GMT) and an hour later elsewhere.Key factors influencing the result will include whether the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) can perform the delicate balancing act of bringing both nationalists and conservative Kurds behind the new system.Jihadists nabbed pre-pollAfter a slew of attacks over the last year blamed on Kurdish militants and jihadists, security is set to be a major issue on polling day.Authorities in Istanbul on Friday detained five people suspected of planning an attack on polling day, following the arrest of 19 alleged Islamist extremists in the Aegean city of Izmir earlier in the week.The Dogan news agency said a total of 49 IS suspects had been detained in Istanbul alone over the last week.More than 33,500 police officers will be on duty in Istanbul alone on referendum day, according to Turkish media.last_img read more

Turkish national among 2 killed in road crash

first_imgRoad Accident LogoA Turkish national and a pick-up driver were killed in a road crash on Dhaka-Rajshahi highway at Senbhag in Puthia, Rajshahi on Monday night, reports UNB.The deceased are Golap Hossain, 26, hailing from Madhupur, Tangail and Turkish national Abbasi, 40.Mostafizur Rahman, in-charge of Poba highway police, said that the pick-up van overturned on the highway after being hit by a truck around 8:30pm and then a ‘Century Paribahan’ bus hit the pick-up van, leaving the driver dead on the spot and passenger Abbasi injured.Later, the injured was taken to Puthia Health Complex where doctors declared him dead.last_img read more

Emotive trailer drops for Rupert Everetts Oscar Wilde biopic The Happy Prince

first_imgEdwin Thomas [left] and Rupert Everett star in the film | Photo: The Happy Prince Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Everett has previously played Wilde on stage in David Hare’s play The Judas Kiss.[embedded content]The Happy Prince, which has so far scored strong reviews, also stars Colin Firth, Colin Morgan and Edwin Thomas.Emily Watson plays Everett’s wife, Constance Lloyd.The film’s plot sees father-of-two Wilde revisiting his past on his deathbed. The literary figure died of meningitis in 1900 at the age of 46.‘I’m ready to return to life’In the trailer, Everett as Wilde can be heard saying: ‘For two years I have lain on hard boards, knelt on cold stone, dined on shame. I’m ready to return to life.’ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The trailer has been revealed for The Happy Prince, the Rupert Everett-starring-and-directed movie about the last days of Oscar Wilde.center_img Oscar Wilde is of course one of the most iconic LGBTI writers in history.Famed for works such as The Picture Of Dorian Gray, he was imprisoned from 1895-97 after being convicted of sodomy, and was sentenced to hard labor.The Happy Prince premiered on 28 March as part of BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival. It will be released in the UK on 15 June. A US release date has yet to be announced.Everett is one of the world’s most famous openly gay actors. He’s appeared in blockbuster movies such as The Next Best Thing opposite Madonna.Another of his highest profile roles was in My Best Friend’s Wedding opposite Julia Roberts.His other film credits include St. Trinian’s, Stardust, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third and Shakespeare In Love.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Rupert Everett’s The Happy Prince shines light on forgotten gay historyRupert Everett says Oscar Wilde wouldn’t have used Grindr – here’s whyRupert Everett: Hollywood treats gays as ‘second-class citizens’Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

Debt Crises Send Mortgage Rates Plummeting Zillow

first_imgDebt Crises Send Mortgage Rates Plummeting: Zillow Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Debt Crisis Euro European Union Fixed-Rate Mortgage Investment Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Processing Service Providers Zillow 2012-01-31 Ryan Schuette in Data, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology January 31, 2012 423 Views center_img Share Interest rates for the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage plunged to 3.72 percent this week on new concerns about debt crises in Europe, according to real estate company “”Zillow””:[IMAGE]In releasing the Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, the Web site found that interest rates for the 15-year loan also fell to 3.01 percent, alongside 2.63 percent for 5-year and 1-year adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs).””The thirty-year fixed mortgage rate fell late in the day on Monday due to a renewed concern about Greece’s unfinished debt restructuring negotiations,”” “”Erin Lantz””:, director of Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, said in a statement.[COLUMN_BREAK]””Though strides have been made elsewhere in the EU to implement stricter budget discipline, as long as Greek uncertainty persists, mortgage rates will remain historically low as investors look to Treasury and U.S. mortgage bonds,”” she added.Mortgage rates remain low despite uplifting news from the continent, where 25 eurozone nations signed off on a new fiscal pact Monday, allowing stocks and shares in Europe to snag an updraft.Interest rates for mortgage loans accordingly plummeted by 10 to even 20 basis points in several states. Colorado led the way down with a 20 basis-point plunge, finding a decline in rates for the 30-year fixed-rate loan to 3.7 percent this week from 3.9 percent last week.Spiraling down by 19 basis points, Massachusetts followed with a dip from 3.86 percent last week to 3.67 percent this week.Florida and Illinois each saw their interest rates tick down by 18 basis points, with 30-year loans falling to 3.68 percent and 3.7 percent this week, down from 3.86 percent and 3.88 percent, respectively.Interest rates for fixed-rate mortgages in New York meanwhile fell from 3.84 percent to 3.69 percent, reflecting a decline by 15 basis points.last_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   The Arizona Cardinals surprised many by winning 10 games in 2013, though they still fell painfully short of a playoff spot.So, entering the offseason the goal set out by GM Steve Keim and coach Bruce Arians was to improve, and by way of many free agent additions, the belief is they did just that.In fact,’s Gregg Rosenthal wrote that he thinks Arizona’s offensive line is the most improved group of any in the NFC West. That’s why our choice for the most improved position group in the division truly comes down to one player. The Arizona Cardinals’ left tackle situation has been among the very worst in football for five years running. Signing Jared Veldheer immediately gives the group an above average starter, and allows Cardinals fans to dream of the left side of the offensive line actually being a weapon. Last year’s No. 7 overall pick, guard Jonathan Cooper, will return from a broken leg to play alongside Veldheer. The team also signed guard Ted Larsen for depth; he’s started 31 career games.On paper, the Cardinals defense’s talent rivals any group in the league. Bruce Arians has proven he can coach up offense, and their talent is catching up to the defense. In Andre Ellington, Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald and Ted Ginn, Arians has a lot of explosive playmakers to use. Now the Cardinals should have the protection necessary to test opposing defenses down the field. Top Stories center_img Of course, the Cardinals did lose some players too, most notably linebacker Karlos Dansby. But from the way it seems, the team went into free agency with a plan and executed it with precision.Left tackle and offensive line depth? Check. Speedy wide receiver and another tight end? Check. More help for the secondary? Check. The Cardinals were close last year but still needed a little more to challenge both the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. And while no one knows if every move they’ve made will work out, there’s no denying they appear to be exactly what the team needed. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Opening on Sri Lankas

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterOpening on Sri Lanka’s southern coastline on 1 June 2016, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa will offer unrivalled amenities and experiential activities and set a new standard for hospitality in the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”. Spanning 58 hectares, the 300-room beachfront resort will boast tropical gardens, an 18-hole golf course, an artisan village and a wide array of innovative dining, event and entertainment options.“Sri Lanka is one of the fastest-growing destinations in the Indian Ocean and a beautiful country with incredible natural attractions, wonderful people and more than 2000 years of culture. We are delighted to be opening the first international luxury resort in Hambantota and look forward to bringing Shangri-La’s hallmark hospitality from the heart to this exciting destination,” said Shangri-La President and CEO Greg Dogan.Sri Lanka is one of the best places to see wildlife in Asia, and Hambantota is located near several national wildlife parks that are home to an array of animals, including wild elephants, the Sri Lankan leopard and thousands of rare and exotic birds.Guests arriving to Colombo International Airport can enjoy Shangri-La’s private luxury coach transfer, the first of its kind in Sri Lanka. Seating up to 25 people, resort guests will enjoy the five-star service and facilities for which the hotel group is renowned, with refreshments, cold towels and snacks served during the drive along the scenic coastal route.In addition to Shangri-La’s luxury coach transfer, Fly Dubai and Abu Dhabi-based Rotana Jet, fly direct to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, which is 35 kilometres from the resort. Local-based Cinnamon Air and Sri Lankan Airlines also run regular domestic flights from Colombo.A destination within a destinationShangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa’s guestrooms include 26 suites with private butler service and range from 48 to 240 square metres. The spacious rooms enjoy views of landscaped gardens; neutral tones and carved-wood fixtures are accented by cool turquoise hues, fusing together a contemporary yet original Sri Lankan style. Each luxury hideaway has a secluded balcony or terrace affording a sense of privacy.Sri Lanka’s rich culture is honoured throughout the resort and in particular at ‘The Village’, where guests can explore and interact with local artisans and craftsmen. The Village is dedicated to preserving Sri Lanka’s traditional artisan communities and features four traditional huts where the craftsmen skilfully create, exhibit and sell their items, from pottery and ceramics, to wood carvings and weavings. In the evening, the village transforms into an entertainment venue, showcasing Sri Lankan music and dance performances of Angampora (Sri Lanka’s indigenous martial art and one of the oldest fighting disciplines in the world).The manicured lawns of Shangri-La’s Golf and Country Club and its eco-friendly 18-hole golf course cater for even the most seasoned golf enthusiast. Set amid a vast coconut palm plantation, the beautifully landscaped par-70 course was designed by Rodney Wright and takes guests on a three-zone golf experience. The Dune Area gives the course breathtaking ocean views, whilst the Sapphire Mine provides a wide, open space where players must negotiate challenging water features. The resort is the first in Sri Lanka to have its own golf course.After your round, the Club House, with its touch of colonial tartan, is the ideal spot to relax and unwind. Exhilarating water sports on the lake will suit energetic guests, whilst archery, darts, barefoot bowling and table tennis are just some of the fun resort activities available.Nearby, the Humanaya blow holes, a secluded turtle beach and quaint traditional fishing villages also provide an enlightening day of discovery, whilst a trip to the Bandagiriya Temple, the highest peak in the Hambantota district dating back to the second century BC, reveals one of Sri Lanka’s oldest periods of history.The resort’s ‘Cool Zone’ Kids’ Club offers a full programme of supervised daily activities. A seven-metre-high trapeze, a drone-flying area and collegial guest-vs-staff sporting tournaments will establish Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa as a family friendly destination.Inspired by Sri Lanka’s rich heritage, the resort’s culinary collection brings a multitude of superior tastes and gastronomic adventures to the table. A talented team of international chefs create a vibrant dining scene, including all-day dining restaurant, Bojun Hala, which boasts a buffet of international and Sri Lankan specialities. Sera, meaning lemongrass, is inspired by the famous hawker-style stalls of Southeast Asia, whilst the neighbouring Beach Grill serves dishes straight from the fire pit and comfort food in an extraordinary setting from old local fishing boats. Giman Hala, which translates as “‘a place to rest”, and The 19th Hole Bar and Lounge both provide a fine selection of refreshments throughout the day.The Lobby Lounge is programmed day and night. Guests can enjoy healthy fresh food along with a large selection of local teas after an awakening morning yoga session. Later in the day, the Lobby Lounge transforms into a romantic spot for sunset Champagne and cocktails by candlelight.For those in search of pure relaxation, CHI The Spa at Shangri-La is a haven of indulgence. Drawing inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, it is a place of personal peace, enchantment and wellbeing. Twelve treatment rooms and outdoor pavilions ensure a sense a place, as skilful therapists use the finest techniques to deliver Chinese and Ayurvedic treatments using 100 per cent natural products. Rounding out the offerings are a Health Club with state-of-the-art fitness facilities, a dive centre, 30-metre lap pool, freeform pool, tennis court and retail facilities.A multi-purpose events space of over 2525 square metres is designed for hosting conferences, meetings, weddings and social celebrations. No other venue in Sri Lanka can match its offerings. Outdoor pavilions with the capacity to host up to 1000 guests offer an inspired setting for any event. Kandy, Hatton and Badulla conference rooms with an area of 84-91 square metres can host over 100 guests, whilst smaller venues, Haputale and Nuwara Eliya span 70.5 square metres hosting up to 84.The resort provides a spectacular backdrop for a tropical wedding. Whether in the beachfront breeze under swaying palm trees, or with the grass beneath your feet on the lawns, a wedding at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa is an inspired place to tie the knot.Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa is the first of two Shangri-La hotels under development in Sri Lanka and the group’s third resort in the Indian Ocean. The second hotel – Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo – is slated to open in 2017.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

An agreement has been struck between two travel te

first_imgAn agreement has been struck between two travel technology providers to allow Travel Management Companies (TMCs) to benefit from a better integrated system for airfare pricing and shopping.Distribution outlet Farelogix will combine its FLX Platform with ITA Software’s QPX System in a bid to add ITA’s airfare pricing and shopping capacity to Farelogix’s multi-source content distribution solution. It was claimed that TMCs would benefit from a new service that embellishes FLX Platform’s supplier-direct connections, Global Distribution System (GDS) options and other travel inventory sources with ITA’s huge flight search capacity.Jim Davidson, chief executive of Farelogix, said: “The TMCs we work with have identified ITA’s QPX as a valuable content source, making it a logical and straight-forward decision to deliver this capability to our customers. Our customers demand independence, choice, and flexibility when it comes to content sourcing and optimisation. Our goal is to give our customers complete control in their sourcing requirements, providing them with a definite competitive advantage.”ITA Software’s chief commercial officer, Gianni Marostica, added that flexible sourcing was key to TMCs achieving customer satisfaction and looked forward to combing what he claimed were “highly complementary systems”.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTravelsphere to deploy cross-sell enabling booking platformTravelsphere is set to boost its internal and distributed booking options by embarking on a new seeks GDS bookings boostOnline flight booking specialist announced that it would be processing reservations through Travelport’s WorldSpan GDS services.Silverjet spreads fares on SabreSilverjet has announced a new agreement that will see its airfares launched onto further global distribution systems.last_img read more

UKbased Cypriot millionaire stole £30000 his startup cash from mothers credit card

first_imgCyprus-born technology entrepreneur Andrew Michael has spoken out about how he stole £30,000 from his mother to start a business when he was a teenager – and ended up making millions.Michael, now 39, who grew up in Cheltenham, spotted a business opportunity when he was living with his mother at the age of 17, the BBC reported on Monday as part of its weekly ‘The Boss series’, which profiles different business leaders from around the world.Michael told the BBC that at the time he and a friend from school realised there was a lack of web-hosting companies aimed at small businesses.They decided to set up their own company, Fasthosts, and fill the gap in the market.“We had the computers we needed in my bedroom at Mum’s house, and we had created the software ourselves,” Michael told the BBC.“But what we really needed was a high-speed internet connection, which in those days involved digging up the road. It cost about 30 grand, but we had no money.”Without his mother’s knowledge, he used her credit card to order the internet upgrade over the phone, hoping he would make enough profit to pay her back to pay the credit card bill when it arrived within a month.“By the end of the month we had enough clients and money to pay for the internet line and the advertising,” he said, adding that his mother forgave him.According to the BBC Business News, he sold the company nine years later for £61.5m.“Aged only 26 at the time, his 75 per cent share of the business meant that he pocketed £46m,” the BBC said.Two years later Andrew set up a cloud storage firm called Livedrive, which he subsequently sold for an undisclosed sum also believed to be tens of millions, it added.Michael thinks he inherited his business acumen from his father, who came from Cyprus and opened fish and chip shops and cafés. “From a very young age I had a trading, money-making, get-up-and-go mentality,” he said.Following the sale of Livedrive in 2014, Michael’s latest business is Bark, a website that allows people to book local service professionals, everything from a plumber to a guitar teacher, dog walker or personal trainer.Full interview May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more