More measures coming to prop up economy FM

first_imgGuwahati: Stating that consumption needs to be given a push, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Thursday said the Centre will announce two more big steps in the coming days to give momentum to industry. The government has decided to increase spending and has announced a slew of measures to arrest the sluggishness in the automobile market, she told a press conference here. She also informed that authorities have been instructed to clear all pending GST refunds within the next 30 days, while asking to release all such refunds within 60 days in future. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe minister, however, did not elaborate on the two steps to be taken by the government. “Globally if we compare economy and growth, we still are the fastest growing economy … We recognise that consumption has to be given a push,” she said. The government has decided to increase public spending with “considerable spending in infrastructure” to boost the economy, Sitharaman said. Asked about the government’s plans to utilise the Rs 1.76 lakh crore received from the RBI, she said nothing has been decided yet. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostSitharaman hit out at the Congress for indulging in “huge corruption and scandals” to run the economy and said its tenure saw inflation touching double digits with skyrocketing prices. Responding to a query on Congress’ reported comment on running an “unfit economy”, she said the opposition party should not comment on the economy being “fit or unfit”. “They (Congress) led the country with corruption and exploited the public asset,” she said. Earlier in the day, Sitharaman and her junior minister Anurag Thakur held discussions with tax authorities and industry representatives. “We have the message of the prime minister that tax authorities should be facilitator than enforcer. Industry should be facilitated. Entrepreneurs should be respected,” she said.last_img read more

Ban applauds soccer stars ahead of UN match to raise funds for

25 January 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced appreciation to the international soccer legends set to take the field in this evening’s annual Match Against Poverty, which will donate all proceeds to relief and reconstruction efforts in Haiti in the wake of the country’s catastrophic earthquake. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced appreciation to the international soccer legends set to take the field in this evening’s annual Match Against Poverty, which will donate all proceeds to relief and reconstruction efforts in Haiti in the wake of the country’s catastrophic earthquake.For the past seven years, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has organized the match with its Goodwill Ambassadors and World Cup-winners, Zinédine Zidane of France and Ronaldo of Brazil, to generate funds for global efforts to reduce poverty.This year, the star-studded teams – including former world player of the year Kaká who is standing in for compatriot Ronaldo – will play in front of a packed crowd in Lisbon, Portugal, to raise money for the people of Haiti devastated by the disaster on 12 January.“I am delighted to know that the proceeds of today’s game will go to the millions of people there who need our solidarity and assistance,” Mr. Ban said ahead of the exhibition match. “We at the United Nations welcome your solidarity at the country’s time of dire need,” he added in a message delivered by his Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke.Around 40 players – including two promising Haitian talents Jean Sony and Joseph Peterson , who are plying their trade in Portuguese leagues – will either line up for the Ronaldo, Zidane and Friends team or the Benfica All Stars. “As world-famous athletes, you are giving hope to children, young people and adults who have lost everything,” stressed Mr. Ban. “I call on the world of sport and its supporters around the world to continue to help the United Nations in its efforts to help the people of Haiti to recover and rebuild.”The match, slated to be officiated by renowned Italian referee Pierluigi Collina, is also intended to focus attention on the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which seek to halve world poverty by 2015 among its ambitious aims.“This Match Against Poverty shows yet again how athletes, the UN family and the world of sport can work together to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and to build a better world,” said Mr. Ban, who took the opportunity to remember the victims of recent attacks on sporting events, most notably in Angola and Pakistan.“Such horrendous acts must strengthen our resolve to use sport as a force for peace-building and reconciliation,” he said. read more

ICE Futures Canada Wednesday morning Canola prices mostly higher barley unchanged

WINNIPEG — Prices were mostly higher in mid-morning trading at ICE Futures Canada on Wednesday:Canola: July ’17 $2.30 higher $515.00; Nov. ’17 $0.20 higher $478.30; Jan. ’18 $0.30 lower $483.60; March ’18 $0.60 higher $490.10; May ’18 unchanged $493.20; July ’18 unchanged $494.70; Nov. ’18 unchanged $480.80; Jan. ’19 unchanged $481.00; March ’19 unchanged $481.00; May ’19 unchanged $481.00; July ’19 unchanged $481.00.Barley (Western): July ’17 unchanged $138.00; Oct. ’17 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $140.00; March ’18 unchanged $140.00; May ’18 unchanged $140.00; July ’18 unchanged $140.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $140.00; March ’19 unchanged $140.00; May ’19 unchanged $140.00; July ’19 unchanged $140.00. read more

UN envoy to Liberia praises Swedens plans to expand its assistance

During a meeting with Swedish development officials in the Liberian capital of Monrovia, senior United Nations officials welcomed the Nordic country’s latest move to expand its role in bringing peace and democracy to this West African nation.Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s top envoy in Liberia, Alan Doss, also urged officials from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to help fortify the rule of law in Liberia by helping restructure the Liberia National Police and strengthen the administration of justice, according to a press release issued by the UN peacekeeping operation in the country (UNMIL).“Sweden is a partner in peacekeeping, so you must become a partner in peacebuilding as well,” said Mr. Doss, lauding the country for providing troops for UNMIL’s Quick Reaction Force.Mr. Doss and his deputy, Jordan Ryan, met with a delegation from SIDA yesterday to discuss the agency’s bilateral assistance to Liberia as the African nation tries to consolidate democracy after 14 years of civil war.Per Byman, head of the agency’s Humanitarian Assistance Division, announced that SIDA will offer transitional assistance to Liberia to compliment the humanitarian support it has already funnelled through the UN and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).Mr. Doss said UNMIL will help Liberia’s new administration to “push ahead with reform and reconstruction” by ensuring the country’s security and stability.Last year, the Security Council increased and extended UNMIL’s mandate until 31 March this year and also authorized the mission to expand to 15,250 military personnel in order to help the country’s political transition.Earlier this month, Mr. Doss stressed the importance of stability in Liberia and said that “security sector reform is a major priority for the Government and the international community,” adding that the eventual reduction in UNMIL depended on developing the capacity of the national security apparatus in the country. read more

Le loup ne fait pas de ravages en Allemagne

first_imgLe loup ne fait pas de ravages en AllemagneRéintroduit il y a une dizaine d’années en Allemagne au grand dam des éleveurs, le loup ne représente pas de menace pour les troupeaux du pays. Une étude sur les habitudes des canidés depuis leur réapparition affirme en effet que moins de 1% des animaux de ferme sont mangés par des loups.S’ils craignaient pour la sécurité de leurs troupeaux lorsque la réintroduction du loup a été décidée en Allemagne il y a une dizaine d’années, les éleveurs devraient être rassurés par la récente étude publiée par l’Institut de recherche Senckenberg de Görlitz. Des chercheurs se sont en effet penchés sur les habitudes alimentaires des canidés et leur évolution au cours de ces huit premières années, et affirment qu’ils ne représentent pas de menace réelle pour le bétail.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Moins de 1% des animaux de ferme seraient victimes des loups en Allemagne, affirme cette étude basée sur l’analyse de plus de 3.000 échantillons de selles, et publiée par la revue Mammalian Biology. Leurs résultats montrent que les ongulés sauvages constituent la grande majorité des proies des loups (96%), dont 55% de chevreuils, 20,8% de cerfs et 17,7% de sangliers. En outre, le risque de conflit entre l’homme et le loup est lui aussi très faible, indiquent les chercheurs. “Il n’y a rien qui pourrait empêcher le retour du loup dans la région” concluent-ils alors. En moins de deux générations, les canidés ont parfaitement su s’adapter aux forêts allemandes. Aujourd’hui, neufs meutes, avec une trentaine de petits, sont recensées en Lusace, région du nord-est de l’Allemagne où les loups ont été réintroduits. Le 25 mars 2012 à 13:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Ox to miss most of next season Klopp

first_imgJurgen Klopp says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to miss the whole of next season.The England midfielder is expected to miss the entire 2018-19 season as he continues his long road to full recovery.The former Arsenal man will sit out the vast majority of the upcoming campaign as he continues his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury suffered last season.The 24-year-old picked up the season-ending injury in April during Liverpool’s first leg semi-final clash against AS Roma at Anfield with further scans revealing he suffered multiple ligament damages.Chamberlain became an important player for Liverpool for the second half of last season after the club sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for a whopping sum of £150million.The midfielder also missed out on the World Cup with England due to injury despite starring for Gareth Southgate’s team during the qualifiers.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I believe it’s time to tell people that the upcoming season is about recovery and rehab for Oxlade-Chamberlain,” Klopp told the official club website about the player.“I hope everyone treats this information with responsibility as we’ve known about this situation for a while now and we’ve prepared for it.”“There has been no change or setback regarding the player’s situation. And we’re preparing for the upcoming season without him featuring in competitive games for us.”Chamberlain signed for Liverpool from Arsenal last summer for a deal thought to be around £35million.Liverpool have already bolstered their midfield options with the signings of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig and Fabinho from Monaco.last_img read more

Santa Coming To Popular Wilmington Restaurant On December 22

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Santa Claus has been awfully busy in Wilmington these past few weeks.  Jolly Old Saint Nick returns to town with an an appearance at As Good As It Gets (35 Lowell Street) on Saturday, December 22, 2018, from 9am to noon.  Santa will pose for pictures, so bring your cameras!Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSanta Claus To Visit Wilmington Dunkin Donuts (Next To RMV) On December 15In “Business”Santa Coming To Popular Wilmington Restaurant This WeekendIn “Business”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, December 22, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Taj Hotels to end management contract for 2 Gateway Hotel properties

first_imgTaj Hotels on said that it has decided to discontinue its management contract for The Gateway Hotel properties in Jodhpur and Ahmedabad.The Indian Hotels Company, the firm which owns the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, said that it will continue managing the two properties as per previously agreed contractual terms until 9 May, 2016.”The Taj remains fully committed to honouring all its contractual obligations to our stakeholders during this period,” said Rakhee Lalvani, associate vice president, public relations, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces.last_img read more

DC State Fair

first_imgThe eighth annual D.C. State Fair will be on Sept. 24 located at 375 and 425 M. St., SW  from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The event is free and highlights the District’s traditions of growing and gardening and various foods. The D.C. State Fair will also include competitions to find the perfect mumbo sauce, challenge the best Double dutch jumpers, pet parades, and more. Food, clothing, and art vendors will be available as well throughout the day. The state fair collaborates with numerous local organizations and businesses committed to the enrichment and growth of the city. For more information, visit read more

Louisville Plays at Butler on Wednesday

first_imgThe Cardinals are 1-0 when scoring first this season and 0-5 when the opponent scores first. In goal, Amanda Rumsey has collected 43 saves with a save percentage of .422. In the BIG EAST Preseason Coaches Poll, Butler was tabbed at No. 6. Sophomore Shayla Scanlan ranks second on the team with 11 goals, and nine of her goals have come in the last three games. Butler has averaged 10 goals per game through five contests and is led by sophomore attacker Ashley Guerra with 13 goals and eight assists for 21 points. Fellow sophomore Karina Latsko is also having a strong season for the Bulldogs with 12 goals and three assists. Senior defender Carly Hewitt boasts team-highs in both ground balls (20) and caused turnovers (11). Live Stats Watch Despite not recording a goal for the second time this season at Notre Dame, Louisville is led by senior Tessa Chad’s 12 goals. She also has a team-high three hat tricks on the season. Sophomore Caroline Blalock leads the team with 15 points, six assists and 13 ground balls, and ranks third with nine goals. ABOUT THE BULLDOGSButler (2-3) is off to its best start since the program was introduced in 2017. The Bulldogs defeated Kent State 13-10, and most recently earned a 10-8 victory over St. Bonaventure. Last season against Butler, the Cardinals opened up a 6-0 lead in the early minutes of the first half and entered the locker room with a 10-4 advantage at halftime. In the second half, Louisville clamped down on Butler defensively and did not allow a single goal for the final 30 minutes of the game. Alex McNicholas led the way for the Cardinals with four goals, two assists, four draw controls and four ground balls. McNicholas, Blalock and Chad all finished with hat tricks.Date: Wednesday, March 6Time: 1:00 p.m. ETSite: Indianapolis, Ind.Video: Meeting: Louisville 20, Butler 4 (2/22/18 at Butler)Series History: Louisville leads 1-0 (1-0 on the road)UofL National Ranking: –For the latest information on Louisville lacrosse, visit, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @LouisvilleLax or on Facebook at Print Friendly Version Series History – UofL leads Butler 1-0 in the all-time series. The only time the two squads played, Louisville downed Butler 20-4 in Indianapolis, Ind. on Feb. 22, 2018. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After opening Atlantic Coast Conference play last Saturday, Louisville women’s lacrosse returns to non-conference action when it plays at Butler on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Story Linkslast_img read more

8 Creepy Museums in America

first_imgSure, you could go to a museum to see priceless works of art or Brontosaurus bones. But if your taste runs more toward the macabre, consider these terrifying attractions.Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum – Fall River, MassachusettsWe all know the story of precocious spinster Lizzie Borden, who may or may not have given her mother forty…well, you know the rhyme.In truth, no one can actually say who went dumpster fire loco and hacked miserly Andrew Borden and his killjoy wife (and Lizzie’s step-mother) Abby to death in their Fall Room home in 1892.Along with being an inn, the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast also offers public tours of the notorious crime scene.Now, more than a century later, you can not only tour the house — decorated to look exactly like it did at the time of the murders — but spend the night too.Because, really, what says cozy bed-and-breakfast than a turn-of-the-century Victorian house, tastefully decorated with grisly crime scene photos.Lizzie Borden in 1890Must see: The collection of Ouija boards in the parlor (perhaps to conjure up ghosts of the family, which are said to haunt the house).International Cryptozoology Museum | Portland, MaineWhat is cryptozoology, you ask? The literal translation is “the study of hidden animals.”Inside the International Cryptozoology Museum. Photo by sporst CC By 2.0Put another way: an obsession with big, hairy, scary creatures whose existence has yet to be proven — think Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster.International Cryptozoology Museum, Portland ME. Photo by Rain0975 CC BY SA 2.0There’s no doubt about where the curators of this museum stand. Offerings include hair samples and casts made of gigantic footprints from Bigfoot and Abominable Showmen, and fecal matter from a Yeti (an ape-like creature said to inhabit the Himalayan regions of Nepal and Tibet), collected by the Tom Slick-F. Kirk Johnson Snowman Expedition of 1959. So there!Inside the International Cryptozoology Museum. Photo by sporst CC By 2.0Must see: Steadfast unbelievers will prefer life-size models of actual zoological discoveries, such as the okapi, a half giraffe/half zebra from Central Africa, and the megamouth shark discovered in 1976 off the coast of Hawaii.Vent Haven Museum, Fort Mitchell, KentuckyDo ventriloquist dummies give you the willies? Join the club. For decades the wide-eyed, wooden-faced creatures have been used as instruments of terror in episodes of The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.Vent Haven Museum. Photo by 5chw4r7z CC BY SA 2.0They even have their own phobia: Automatonophobia. So imagine being in close proximity to more than 800 of these figurines operated by vents (that’s show-biz slang for ventriloquists) from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.Vent Haven was born after dummy collector William Shakespeare Berger (you can call him W.S.) amassed a collection over forty years that grew too big to keep in the garage of his home. Sure, roll your eyes — it scored five stars on TripAdvisor.Vent Haven Museum. Photo by 5chw4r7z CC BY SA 2.0Must see: A papier-mâché replica of Marilyn Monroe, made in the 1950s. Using a slide gizmo in the back, you can wiggle her you-know-whats up and down.The House on the Rock – Spring Green, WisconsinAlmost impossible to describe (though we’re gonna give it a shot): House on the Rock is a homage to…stuff. Lots and lots (and lots) of stuff. A veritable cornucopia of crap, in fact.House on the Rock, automated instruments. Photo by Knowledge Seeker CC BY SA 3.0This tribute to excess is brainchild of Alex Jordan Jr., a recluse who reportedly set out to build a rugged retreat in the late 1960s, only to end up with the world’s most horrifying fun house, comprised of dark cavern-like rooms filled with cracked windows, enough dust to send asthmatics searching for the nearest exits, and zany collections, tossed together with no discernable theme in mind.Sculpture outside the House on the Rock, Wisconsin’s leading tourist attraction in Spring Green, Wisconsin.Among them: a 200-foot-long sea monster, a display of medieval knights doing battle, mangled mannequins that have seen better days, and a severed head.Oriental Room (The Mikado Music Machine) at the House on the Rock. Photo by Joseph Kranak CC By 2.0Must see: Dubbed “the world’s largest indoor carousel” (by management, anyway), it boasts 269 animals, 182 chandeliers, over 20,000 lights, and hundreds of mannequin topless angels.National Museum of Funeral History, Houston, TexasSure, the thought of our inevitable demise makes us more than a little uncomfortable, but those with morbid curiosities will lap up the exhibits at this temple to eternal rest — boasting “America’s largest collection of authentic, historical funeral service items.”Recreation of President Abraham Lincoln lying in repose at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, TX. Photo by Funeralhistorian CC BY SA 3.0There’s the Thanks for the Memories exhibit, which offers memorabilia used in the sendoffs (i.e. memorial services and burials) of some of Hollywood’s most famous celebrities, such as Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, as well as enough caskets to make The Container Store CEOs green with envy.Wilson Baker used acrylic encapsulation to create this Money Casket, at National Funeral Museum, Houston, TX. Photo by PROA Yee CC BY 2.0Other exhibits range from the somewhat dignified (the very last casket made by the Marsellus Casket Company, considered the “Rolls Royce of Caskets,” who count Presidents Kennedy, Nixon, Truman and Reagan among their, uh, clients), to downright daffy (Disney fans can see a glass-paneled coffin made to resemble the one featured in 1937’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”).Presidential Hearse – President Ronald Reagan & President Ford. Photo by PROA Yee CC BY 2.0Other eerie offerings include a disquietingly up-close look at the history of cremation and embalming (admit it — you’re kind of curious). Can’t make the trip? Hit the gift shop and pick up a coffee mug that reads “Any Day Above Ground Is a Good One.” Amen to that, sister.Must see: Some of the strangest receptacles ever created to hold the dearly departed. Among them, a casket built for three people and another made with real dollar bills and coins. Who says you can’t take it with you?Mütter Museum | Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaThis exhibition contains images and medical specimens that some visitors may find disturbing, warn the people who run the Mütter Museum. No kidding.The Mütter Museum is home to a collection of over 25,000 medical curiosities and pathological paraphernalia, named after Dr. Dent Mütter (1811-1859), an innovative surgeon and acclaimed professor of medicine. Eew!-inspired artifacts abound: Look there’s a piece of Albert Einstein’s brain! Over there, the thorax of assassin John Wilkes Booth.Mütter Museum. Photo by cezzie901 CC BY 2.0Whoa…a tumor taken from President Grover Cleveland?! Also included in this plethora of all things post-mortem: The Imperfecta exhibit, examining abnormal human development; 2,374 inhaled or swallowed foreign bodies that Dr. Chevalier Jackson (1865-1958) extracted from patients’ throats, esophagi, and lungs during his almost 75-year-long career; and a Hannibal Lecter-like book bound by human skin (a woman’s thigh, to be exact) that dates back to the 1700s. It all adds up to an exhibit that’s freaky, educational, endlessly fascinating. (Though the Civil war amputation kit may be overkill.)Mütter Museum. Photo by istolethetv CC BY 2.0Must see: One of the museum’s most popular exhibits is a wall display of 139 skulls collected by Viennese anatomist Joseph Hyrtl in the 1800s — each with its own intriguing story. One cranium, for example, belonged to an ill-fated tightrope walker who toppled off and broke his neck.Museum of Death | Los Angeles, CaliforniaThe giant skull at the entrance of this Hollywood Boulevard museum assures morbid curiosity seekers they’ve come to the right place.Make no mistake: The displays at the Museum of Death are unapologetically twisted and gruesome.Presumed severed head of Henri Désiré Landru (1869-1922), French serial killer known as the Bluebeard of Gambais, presented at Museum of Death in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Photo by John Mosbaugh CC BY 2.0There are unsettling collections of body bags, execution devices, and baby coffins; a head claimed to have belonged to the French lady killer Henri Landru, more commonly known as Bluebeard, who was guillotined in 1922; and Thanatron, one of the suicide machines built by euthanasia advocate Jack Kevorkian, aka “Doctor Death”.Museum of Death in Hollywood. Photo by Arienne McCracken CC BY-SA 2.0Animal lovers may or may not appreciate a room filled with taxidermy, including Liberace’s cat “Candy” (short for candelabra).And then there’s the really tasteless stuff — like grisly crime scene photos from the Manson Family murders, as well as “educational” autopsy videos. Can’t make the trip? Check out the offerings on the museum’s website — including a “Rogue Gallery” t-shirt, featuring the visages of Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Richard Ramirez (kind of a Mount Rushmore of lunatics).Must see: An art gallery featuring the world’s largest collection of paintings by death row inmates like serial killer John Wayne Gacy, along with doodles of David Berkowitz, aka the Son of Sam.Glore Psychiatric Museum | St. Joseph, MissouriWhen it opened in 1874, it was known as the State Hospital for the Insane #2, though House of Horrors was probably a more apt description.The ‘Tranquilizer Chair.’ Photo by David Becker CC BY 2.0Hundreds of mentally ill patients, from the criminally insane to those suffering from severe depression, passed through its doors.Today, the Glore Psychiatric Museum, located in a building just outside the gates of the original hospital, houses a number of relics from centuries of misguided attempts to treat mental illness.The ‘Bath of Surprise’ for rapidly immersing patients into ice water. Photo by David Becker CC BY 2.0The main focus: life-size replicas, built by George Glore, an employee of the Missouri Department of Mental Health, of primitive equipment used back in the day. Put another way: Torture masquerading as treatment.The Lunatic Box was an upright, coffin-like box, in which “out-of-control” patients were confined in total darkness for hours; the Giant Patient Treadmill, basically a giant hamster wheel, was theoretically designed for people to walk off excess energy (in reality, they were locked inside and forced to run for up to two straight days).The ‘Giant Patient Treadmill’ allowed patients to walk off excess energy. Photo by David Becker CC BY 2.0Artful displays are (a little) less disturbing: Schizophrenia Through Embroidery showcases the needlework of a woman who didn’t speak for over 30 years, but communicated through words she stitched into fabric, while another creative arrangement consists of 1,400 objects — including buttons and safety pins — compulsively swallowed by a patient and only discovered during her autopsy.Read another story from us: The Creepy Icelandic Pants Made of Human SkinHorrific, hard to shake, and, ultimately, heart-breaking. When a relative was brought to the hospital for admission, they family was often told to bring the clothes they wanted the patient to be buried in, because chances were that he or she would never leave the hospital.Must see: A collection of Barbie dolls wearing patient attire, complete with mini-straitjackets — a bit of unintended comic relief.last_img read more

AVIS scholarship to uplift skills of travel agents for another year

first_imgAVIS Australia Travel Industry Manager, Mr Russell Butler told travel agents and trade media representatives attending that AVIS was proud to support the scholarship for another three years. Professor Elizabeth Roberts, head of school for hospitality management at Southern Cross University said that the way potential and existing travel agents studied was also changing – with 30 per cent of the Southern Cross’ School of Tourism and Hospitality Management studying online, 32 per cent of students at the School are over the age of 25 and that there has been an increase of those students studying part time whilst working full time. The AUD $40,000 scholarship, which seeks to develop travel agents professionally includes two return Qantas Airways Business Class airfares to New York, six nights’ accommodation in Manhattan and seven days’ car rental from Avisa scholarship to study at Southern Cross University with financial support of up to $8,000, training modules from the Cruise Lines International Australasia as well as many other elements. In addition, 2013 AVIS scholarship winner, Anne Hobbs, who is a travel agent in WA’s Kununurra said that the scholarship had broadened her horizons and networking opportunities and was the perfect opportunity for agents from more regional and remote areas. Applications for the scholarship close on the 31 July and application details are available on the Avis Scholarship website: The AVIS Scholarship was launched at the Woods restaurant at The Four Seasons Hotel yesterday and is now taking applications to find 2014’s most customer oriented travel agent. Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

GOP Budget Calls for End to GSEs DoddFrank

first_img The “”House Budget Committee””: unveiled a budget plan for the next fiscal year that proposes raising guarantee fees for the GSEs and dismantling the Dodd-Frank Act.[IMAGE]Committee chair Rep. “”Paul Ryan””: (R-Wisconsin) billed the so-called _Path to Prosperity_ as a measure that will slash $6.2 trillion in government expenditures over the next decade and draw down the deficit by more than $4.4 trillion in contrast with President “”Barack Obama’s””: budget.””Fannie Mae””: and “”Freddie Mac””: came into play for the committee, which criticized years of reliance on the “”duopoly”” and called for their gradual dissolution without offering many specifics.House Republicans proposed raising guarantee fees, downsizing portfolios for the GSEs, and eventually leaving housing finance to only the Federal Housing Administration.The Dodd-Frank Act likewise drew attention in the proposal, with committee members denouncing it for a role that purportedly “”expands and centralizes power in Washington.””[COLUMN_BREAK]As one example, the proposal cited a Congressional Budget Office estimate that said an expanded role for the FDIC, as provided for by Dodd-Frank, would lead to additional expenses for taxpayers in the way of $26 billion for the creditors of systemically important institutions, should their finances go awry.””This budget would end the regime now enshrined into law that paves the way for future bailouts,”” it said.The proposal also said that debt in America could exacerbate any windfall from Treasury yields, against which lenders benchmark interest rates for mortgage loans. Mortgage rates have remained at or near record lows for the past several months as investors overseas juggle with a debt in crisis in Europe.Estimates in the proposal held that an increase by as much as 1 percentage point could drive up interest rates for households by some $400 over the next year. Projections said that resulting interest costs could “”easily exceed”” $1,000 per year, inviting economic ruin as consumers withhold at the registers.Joining other Republican lawmakers at a conference Tuesday, Paul pledged to work with the reconciliation process in Congress and “”bring reconciliation back to what it was meant to do, which is bring deficits and spending under control.””The congressman ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô a vocal critic of the Obama administration and rising leader in the Republican Party ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô leveled accusations that the president’s policies will lead the country to a “”path of decline.””White House spokesperson Dan Pfeiffer responded in kind by calling the economic plan one that “”draws on the same wrong-headed theory that led to the worst recession of our lifetimes and contributed to the erosion of middle-class security over the last decade.”” March 20, 2012 412 Views GOP Budget Calls for End to GSEs, Dodd-Frank in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img Share Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bailouts Debt Crisis Dodd-Frank Fannie Mae FDIC FHA Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Housing Affordability Investors Lenders & Servicers Politics Processing Regulation Service Providers Treasury Yields 2012-03-20 Ryan Schuettelast_img read more

Russell Wilson could have been starting for the Ar

first_imgRussell Wilson could have been starting for the Arizona Cardinals Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, not the other way around.Wilson, selected in the third round (75th overall) in April’s NFL Draft, earned the starting job in Seattle after an incredible preseason in which he completed 40-of-63 passes for 536 yards and five touchdowns. He beat out high-priced free agent acquisition Matt Flynn for the job and Seattle, and ESPN Radio host and NCAA analyst Brock Huard says he would have won the job if he had landed in Arizona, too. “I promise both of you this,” he told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo, “If Russell Wilson would have been drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round, not [Ryan] Lindley late, he would have come in here and beaten out John Skelton and Kevin Kolb so handily that you guys would also be feeling Russell-mania.”Russell-mania sure sounds better than Skelton-mania, but then again it’s worth noting the diminutive passer has yet to throw a pass in a meaningful NFL game against a heavily-scheming defense. And with the Seahawks selecting before the Cardinals in the third round, the only way Arizona could have landed the Wisconsin Badger would have been by making a draft-day trade. As it stands, the Seahawks got a QB while the Cardinals go promising rookie cornerback Jamell Fleming. ErrorOKFree Rate QuoteCall now 623-889-0130 ErrorOK D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation 0 Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img read more

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