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WELCOME TO LEGENDS RK Vardar at the TOP of Europe

← Previous Story EHF CL Final 2017 PREDICTION: Vranjes for Vardar, Schwalb for PSG Next Story → Golden goal machine Ivan Cupic: I knew it… RK Vardar are at the TOP of the European handball! The Macedonian champions made dreams come true in Cologne, where they beat PSG Handball 24:23 (11:12) thanks to the winning goal of right wing Ivan Cupic, who found the way to the net of Thierry Omeyer in the last attack, three seconds until the final whistle.Newcomers on the biggest stage at VELUX EHF Final 4 in Cologne, led by genious Raul Gonzales made the biggest success of Macedonian sport ever…Timur Dibirov was TOP scorer RK VARDAR – PSG HANDBALL 24:23 (11:12)RK VARDAR: Šterbik, Milić, Stoilov, Rodrigo Moraes, Maqueda, Dereven, Karacic, Dujshebaev 2, Abutović 1, Canellas 2, Cindrić 3, Čupić 3, Dibirov 7, Shiskarev 2, Marsenić 1PSG HANDBALL: Omeyer , Škof, Gensheimer 2, Moolgard, Accambray, Stepančić 2, Kounkoud, Barrashet, Remili 3, Abalo 3, L. Karabatić, Hansen 4, Narcisse 4, Nielsen, N. Karabatić 5, NahiPHOTO: Jozo Cabraja read more

Column Its not uncommon to find four families living in a single

first_imgLooking into the face of each new widow, and the eyes of her now-fatherless children, as she recounts how her husband fell victim to a sniper or an aerial bomb, is enough of a safeguard against desensitisation. The heart-breaking empathy one feels for the bereaved parents never lessens, no matter how many times one hears how a beloved child (or children) was lost to them. If ever one does become impervious to human suffering, the horribly maimed or disfigured child, then it surely will be time to seek other employment.A boy approached us in the camp, with his grubby little hand extended, and introduced us to his grandmother. His parents, it emerged, had both perished in Idlib. A distraught father and mother told us of the only child, a son of 10, they had lost in an explosion. As parents, it was impossible for Michel and me not to try to imagine how they were feeling. But, as parents, we realised that what they are going through is imaginable only to those who have suffered a similar crushing experience. There but for the grace of God…An elderly lady beckoned to Michel and me as we were about to leave the camp. “I have nothing,” she said, “And my family, or those of them who have survived this far, have nothing, but at least we are free people. We will live or die as free people.” At this, the crowd around us cheered, and gave a victory salute. To witness such defiance in the midst of so much hardship and misery was truly humbling.David Adams is a Media Officer with GOAL. GOAL is significantly expanding its emergency response programmes to support displaced families in northern Syria. They have supplied blankets and flour to tens of thousands of people to date and are seeking funding to further expand their programmes and reach even more people with this vital aid. To find out more, or to donate to GOAL’s work in Syria, please visit www.goal.ie. All images via Goal. A COUPLE OF days ago, I went with our new Syria country director, Michel Savel, to an IDP (internally displaced person’s) camp, close to a border crossing in the northern part of the country. It’s a relatively new settlement that suddenly sprang up over three or four days during the previous week.When we visited, it was already home to around two thousand people: a population that’s growing daily, as families continue to flee from the fighting in Idlib and Homs cities, and the countryside surrounding them.There are 300 tents in the impromptu camp, which isn’t nearly enough to cater to the numbers of IDPs. It’s not uncommon to find four families (20 to 30 people) living, crammed together, in a single tent. The overcrowding must be particularly difficult for the families, given the deeply conservative nature of Syrian society. Unfortunately, that’s the least of their difficulties. Most of them fled from their homes with only what they could carry. They need blankets (as winter has not yet loosened its grip on northern Syria), baby milk, food, water and medical assistance. On top of everything else, the camp has no sanitation facilities, to speak of.As we walked among the tents, we were mobbed by hordes of children, many of whom were clearly underfed, and some in need of medical attention. Parents besieged us, asking for help, and relating their stories through our interpreter.After a while in Syria, chatting daily to the innocent victims of this conflict, one becomes accustomed to horror stories, but never immune to them. The victims and their suffering are too real for that to happen. Abstract numbers tumbling out of someone’s mouth on television or radio, or sitting mute on a printed page, are one thing – but the sight, sounds and smells of reality are quite another.last_img read more

Watch Dogs gets a release date and new trailer

first_imgUbisoft unveiled its brand new IP Watch Dogs in June last year at E3. It was one of the more memorable events from the conference, and certainly made it on to my “ones to watch” list. Now, almost a year later, Ubisoft has decided to reveal the game’s release date alongside a brand new trailer.Watch Dogs is coming to PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii U on November 19. The game is also coming to both the PS4 and next Xbox, and Ubisoft has also confirmed today that Watch Dogs will be a launch title for Sony’s console. Details of the next-gen Xbox launch have yet to be revealed.In addition, Ubisoft has done a deal with GameStop and comic book artist Alex Ross to allow anyone pre-ordering the game through GameStop to get the limited edition poster seen in the video below:The game is firmly based in reality with no apparent special powers available to use. Instead you can take advantage of the communications within the city, hacking into computers, relying on your smartphone, and falling back on the gun in your pocket when necessary.As a PS4 launch title it certainly helps Sony market the new console. And what will be interesting to see is who launches their console first: Sony or Microsoft? It’s pretty much guaranteed the next Xbox will have this as a launch game, too, so who’s going to have it as an exclusive for a few weeks or  months?The game certainly looks great on next-gen platforms at least, as this video of the game running on the PS4 demonstrates:last_img read more

Sean Spicer gets his second skewering in two weeks courtesy of SNLs

first_img By DailyEdge.ie Add us: dailyedge Sunday 12 Feb 2017, 4:40 PM Feb 12th 2017, 4:40 PM Short URL 101 Comments Spicer didn’t like being portrayed by a woman, so Melissa went harder on itKate McKinnon even pops up as attorney general Jeff Sessions https://jrnl.ie/3236437 Sean Spicer gets his second skewering in two weeks courtesy of SNL’s Melissa McCarthy The portrayal of Trump’s press secretary has proven plenty popular. Written by Nicola Byrne and posted on DailyEdge.ie[image alt=”” src=”http://cdn.thejournal.ie/media/2017/02/img2-thejournal-585.png” width=”600″ height=”115″ credit-url=”” credit-source=”” credit-via=”” credit-via-url=”” wp-id=”wp-image-3236438″ class=”alignnone” /end]Read: Melissa McCarthy *completely* transformed into Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live last nightRead: Here is why every gal needs make it her mission to see Hidden Figures DESPITE THE FACT that Trump impersonator-in-chief Alec Baldwin hosted last night’s SNL, he was nowhere to be seen in the cold opening.No, after last week’s success, it was all about Melissa McCarthy’s Sean Spicer.Melissa addressed Spicer’s comments about her performance last week, while also talking about Kellyanne Conway’s commercial for Ivanka Trump, and THAT non-existent terrorist attack in Atlanta. DailyEdge is on Snapchat! Tap the button below to add! Share628 Tweet Email1 44,066 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Buying time

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Tsipras government has told the International Monetary Fund that it will delay the first of four debt repayments due in June. The €300m payment is due today and Athens will now have to pay €1.5 billion ($2.2 billion) in total by 30 June – the date on which its bailout deal with the EU and IMF runs out.Greece is trying to reach a deal to unlock the final tranche of bailout funds worth €7.2 billion ($10.5 billion), but the IMF, European Union and European Central Bank say significant differences remain between the two sides.An IMF spokesman said that under a precedent dating back to the 1970s, governments could ask to amalgamate “multiple principal payments falling due in a calendar month … to address the administrative difficulty of making multiple payments in a short period”.The last country to bundle together IMF debt repayments was Zambia in the 1980s.After talks in Brussels this week Prime Minister Tsipras reiterated that an agreement with Greece’s international creditors was “in sight”.However, head of the eurozone’s finance ministers Jeroen Dijsselbloem described the gap as being “still quite large”.Tsipras rejected proposals put forward this week by Greece’s creditors in talks with Mr Dijsselbloem and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.The key sticking point relates to ‘primary budget surpluses’ – the amount by which tax revenues exceed public spending. Athens wants lower primary budget surplus targets.International creditors have asked for pension cuts, a reduced civil service, VAT reform, fewer tax rebates and more private sector investment.The Syriza leader described such actions as “points that no-one would consider as a base for discussion.”Greece has presented a 47-page plan on how to overhaul its economy without resorting to harsh austerity measures. Tsipras has said that Greece’s reform proposals “remain the only realistic plan on the table.”Any eventual deal between the creditors and the government would have to be approved by the Greek parliament, and could even be derailed by Syriza’s radical left wing.Tsipras is under pressure to reject any plan that would deliver public service cuts and further tax hikes, with some Syriza officials saying they would rather hold snap elections than be forced to deliver more austerity measures.As the postponement of the IMF repayment was announced, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis took to twitter, inviting German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Greece to deliver a message of hope.“She could use the opportunity to hint at a new approach to European integration, one that starts in the country that has suffered the most, a victim of both the eurozone’s monetary design and of its society’s own failings,” he wrote.“Hope was a force for good in post-war Europe, and it can be a force for positive transformation now.”last_img read more

Participants sought for weed control board

first_imgVancouver – Do you have a particular interest in managing pesky species of weeds in Clark County? Well, the county is seeking applicants for three positions on its Noxious Weed Control Board.State law mandates eradication of certain noxious weeds, which are non-native species with limited distribution in Washington. For other categories of weeds, it’s up to local governments to determine how to manage them.The five-person volunteer board advises the county council on policies regarding noxious weeds. The board positions are divided by geographic districts and the county is currently seeking individuals involved in agriculture to lend their insights.To apply, call 360-397-6140 or write to Clark County Vegetation Management, Attn: Weed Board Coordinator, 1300 Franklin St., P.O. Box 9810, Vancouver 98666. More information can be found at www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/weed-board.Applications are due Nov. 23 to the weed board office by 3 p.m.last_img read more

Eight Sailors Stand Proud

first_img SAN DIEGO – Walking into the ship’s hangar bay without a cover while in port is not standard Navy practice. Yet, today is different. Combination covers displaying a single, gold, fouled anchor will soon be placed on the heads of those newly dressed in khaki, and the same anchors will grace their collars, completing the six week transition from petty officer 1st class to United States Navy chief.Eight Sailors stood proud to embrace their new rank prior to a chief pinning ceremony aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), Sept. 14.“The anchor exemplifies the weight of the burden that chiefs carry,” said Capt. Rich LeBron, the ship’s commanding officer during his remarks to the new chiefs and ceremony attendees. “It is a heavy burden. Wear it with pride, wear it well, represent your fellow chiefs and the mess well, and make your families proud. I congratulate you, I am proud of you, and I am excited to see what you do next.”As their names were called, each selectee made their way to the stage for what many chiefs describe as one of the most emotional pinning ceremonies the Navy has to offer.Joining the Sailors on stage were a number of distinguished guests, who had the honor of pinning the anchors and the place covers.Attendees included family members, current and former shipmates, retired veterans, and mentors.“This was truly a humbling process and today is definitely the happiest day of my life,” said Chief Aviation Machinist’s Mate Ruddia Moncrieffe, from Palm Beach, Fla. “I am very grateful for the people who pushed and motivated me. Individual accomplishments and drive have got me here, but I would not be here without my Sailors who allowed me to lead them.”One-by-one, each new chief marched head lifted high off the stage, as they were piped through the ceremonial sideboys and took their place in ranks among the seasoned anchors standing in formation.“It is amazing to reach this milestone in my naval career,” said newly minted Chief Fire Controlman Michael J. Cox, from Stockton, Calif. “What I take from all this is that I could not be here today without my Sailors and mentors. Now as a chief I want to continue to lead and guide junior Sailors to make them even better than me.”Bonhomme Richard is currently homeported in San Diego. Its mission is to embark, deploy and land elements of the Marine landing force in amphibious assault operations by aircraft, amphibious vehicles or any combination of these methods, as well as provide humanitarian assistance.Source:  US Navy Eight Sailors Stand Proud Ready for chief pinning ceremony Posted: September 17, 2018 September 17, 2018center_img , Categories: California News, Local San Diego News Tags: Military, US Navy FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Lawmakers pass permanent fund draw spar over PFD effect

first_imgAn Alaska Permanent Fund seal marks the office of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. in Juneau on March 14, 2016. The Alaska Legislature passed a bill Tuesday proposed by Gov. Bill Walker to draw money from the fund to pay for state government. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)For the first time in the Alaska Permanent Fund’s 40-year history, the Legislature has adopted a plan to draw money from the fund to pay for state government. Gov. Bill Walker said he’ll sign the bill. Supporters said it protects the fund.Listen nowBut opponents are concerned about the pressure it could place on permanent fund dividends.There’s been a lot of uncertainty over the $65 billion permanent fund’s future.But Nome Democratic Rep. Neal Foster said Senate Bill 26 removes that uncertainty. Both legislative chambers passed it Tuesday.“The Permanent Fund Corporation has been asking for stability and predictability, so that they can plan how they invest,” Foster said. “SB 26 allows that to happen.”Alaska’s state government is spending $2.4 billion more than it’s bringing in, in taxes, fees and oil royalties. And the piggy bank it’s used to cover past deficits – the Constitutional Budget Reserve – is low.The bill draws roughly 5 percent of the fund’s market value.“SB 26 does not specify how these funds are to be split,” Foster said. “That will be left to future legislatures to determine.”In the Senate, Eagle River Republican Sen. Anna MacKinnon said limiting the draw prevents the Legislature from spending down fund earnings so that dividends disappear.“The bill before us guarantees Alaska’s dividends into the future, for my children and my grandchildren,” MacKinnon said.But the effect on PFDs concerns some bill opponents. They’re split between Republicans who want deeper cuts to government services and Democrats who want some combination of higher oil and gas taxes and an income tax to shore up the budget.Juneau Democratic Rep. Sam Kito III said the state should look at more taxes, since Alaska can’t rely on oil revenue.“We need to start being adults, and figuring out what do we want as a state government, then figuring out how we’re going to pay for it, instead of continuing to try and milk a cow that right now is – I’m worried about — getting way too skinny,” Kito said.North Pole Republican Rep. Tammie Wilson said she’s concerned that spending will squeeze out the dividend once the Constitutional Budget Reserve is spent.“I have seen nothing in the history since I have been here that shows that we will be able to stop spending money,” Wilson said. “And at this point, all I can use is the budget that we currently have before us. And with this bill passed as is – and no Constitutional Budget Reserve – then there would not be any more than a couple hundred dollars left for the dividend.”Some bill opponents said the only way to protect dividends is to enshrine them in the state constitution.Even with the earnings draw, next year’s budget will have a roughly $800 million gap. The Legislature will likely turn to the CBR to close the gap. But it won’t have that option for many more years.Gov. Walker said the bill is an important step. Walker generally takes time to review bills, but he said minutes after the House adopted it that he’ll sign it.“You know, it’s not something we take lightly,” Walker said. “These are tough, tough decisions. There’s no question about it. But, you know, they had to be made.Dividends would be $1,600 this year under the House and Senate budget proposals. For the third straight year, dividends would be more than $1,000 less than they would be under the formula written into state law.The Senate passed the bill on a 13 to 6 vote, with Palmer Republican Sen. Shelley Hughes joining the five minority-caucus Democrats in voting no.The House passed it, 23 to 17. The majority caucus voted 15 to 7 in favor, while eight minority-caucus Republicans voted in favor and 10 voted no.The bill is a major step toward the Legislature finishes its work on the budget and ending the session.last_img read more

Model suggests sequestering CO2 in deep sea sediments might be viable option

first_img More information: Yihua Teng et al. Long-term viability of carbon sequestration in deep-sea sediments, Science Advances (2018). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao6588AbstractSequestration of carbon dioxide in deep-sea sediments has been proposed for the long-term storage of anthropogenic CO2 that can take advantage of the current offshore infrastructure. It benefits from the negative buoyancy effect and hydrate formation under conditions of high pressure and low temperature. However, the multiphysics process of injection and postinjection fate of CO2 and the feasibility of subseabed disposal of CO2 under different geological and operational conditions have not been well studied. With a detailed study of the coupled processes, we investigate whether storing CO2 into deep-sea sediments is viable, efficient, and secure over the long term. We also study the evolution of multiphase and multicomponent flow and the impact of hydrate formation on storage efficiency. The results show that low buoyancy and high viscosity slow down the ascending plume and the forming of the hydrate cap effectively reduces permeability and finally becomes an impermeable seal, thus limiting the movement of CO2 toward the seafloor. We identify different flow patterns at varied time scales by analyzing the mass distribution of CO2 in different phases over time. We observe the formation of a fluid inclusion, which mainly consists of liquid CO2 and is encapsulated by an impermeable hydrate film in the diffusion-dominated stage. The trapped liquid CO2 and CO2 hydrate finally dissolve into the pore water through diffusion of the CO2 component, resulting in permanent storage. We perform sensitivity analyses on storage efficiency under variable geological and operational conditions. We find that under a deep-sea setting, CO2 sequestration in intact marine sediments is generally safe and permanent. Citation: Model suggests sequestering CO2 in deep sea sediments might be viable option (2018, July 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-07-sequestering-co2-deep-sea-sediments.html Schematic illustration of the infrastructure and related processes of carbon sequestration in deep-sea sediments. Credit: Yihua Teng and Dongxiao Zhang Study finds hydrate gun hypothesis unlikely Explore further As the planet continues to heat up due to the continued release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, scientists look for other places to store them. Carbon dioxide has been singled out as one of the major greenhouse gases and because of that, efforts have been made to curb its release. Some approaches have focused on looking for ways to prevent is release, while others look for ways to capture and store it where it will not eventually leak into the atmosphere. One such place is in sediments that lie at the bottom of the ocean. But, as the authors note, little work has been done to find out if such a site might be able to hold CO2 without leakage into the water—and eventually into the atmosphere. In this new effort, the researchers built a model meant to mimic ocean floor sediment conditions and what might happen if liquid CO2 were injected into it.One of the major culprits involved in releasing CO2 into the atmosphere is coal-burning power plants. Work is currently being done to find ways to sequester the CO2 in these emissions. Such work has shown that CO2 can be captured and converted to various forms, from solids to liquids. It is the liquid form that the researchers with this new effort address.Prior research has shown that when liquid CO2 is exposed to both high pressure and low temperatures, hydrates form. The researchers added this information to their model and then ran it multiple times under different conditions such as varying pressure and time scales. They found that under certain conditions, injecting CO2 into the sediments led to the formation of hydrates, which then served as a form of cap, preventing the CO2 liquid from seeping upward. They further found that over time, both the CO2 and the hydrates dissolved into pore fluids.Emboldened by their results, the researchers suggest real-world studies of CO2 sequestration in seafloor sediments to determine if it is a viable solution.center_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Science Advances A pair of researchers at Peking University has found evidence that suggests liquid CO2 could be safely sequestered in deep sea sediments. In their paper posted on the open access site Science Advances, Yihua Teng and Dongxiao Zhang describe a model they built to mimic CO2 injections beneath the ocean floor and what it showed. © 2018 Phys.orglast_img read more

Virus spread by Skype infects more than 300000 computers

first_imgNo related posts. More than 300,000 computers have been infected with a new worm that is spreading via Skype, 67 percent of them in Latin America, the consulting firmESET LiveGrid reported on Tuesday.The spamming virus requires just one click to infect a computer. The method used involves messages supposedly sent by user contacts related to images that the user can see by clicking on a link.“Hello, are these really your photos? [link]” , “haha, Here is a nice photo of you [link]” are some of the messages used by the virus.Once infected, the virus begins spamming all the user’s contacts with the same messages over and over.Data released Tuesday say more than 300,000 people have clicked on infected links. According to ESET, the five countries with more infected computers are Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Russia.“Its impact and speed of propagation are above average,” said the security firm. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Top 10 Millennial Purchase Markets

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Market Studies, News homeowners Millennials NAR National Association of Realtors 2016-06-02 Staff Writer Millennials are able to become homeowners in these 10 affordable metro areas that boast steady job growth and lower income qualifications needed to purchase a home.New research by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) analyzed employment gains, population trends, income levels, and housing conditions in the largest 100 metropolitan statistical areas across the country to identify the best purchase markets for millennial homebuyers.Although millennials occupy the largest share of homebuyers for three consecutive years, the first-time buyer share and the homeownership rate for young adults under the age of 35 remain depressed at levels not seen in decades, according to Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist. Historically low mortgage rates, high rental costs, and low unemployment do not seem to be pushing these numbers upward.“Even with potentially higher incomes, prospective millennial homebuyers residing in some of the most expensive cities in the country face the onerous task of paying steep rents while trying to save for an adequate down payment,” Yun said. “However, for those currently living in or looking to move to a more affordable part of the country, there are metro areas right now with solid job growth and that offer a smoother path to homeownership.”NAR’s study found that the best purchase markets for millennials buyers currently are (listed alphabetically):Austin, TexasCharleston, South CarolinaDenverMinneapolis, MinnesotaOgden, UtahPortland, OregonRaleigh, North CarolinaSalt Lake CitySeattleWashington, D.C.NAR also identified other markets with promising potential for millennials that include: Boston, Dallas, Des Moines, Iowa, Jacksonville, Florida, and Nashville, Tennessee.”An overwhelming majority of young renters recently said they eventually want to buy a home,” Yun said. “As long as new and existing-home supply keeps up to meet demand and holds prices from rising too quickly, these identified areas are poised to lead the way in helping millennials realize their American Dream of becoming a homeowner.” Top 10 Millennial Purchase Marketscenter_img June 2, 2016 435 Views Sharelast_img read more

Low Rates Bring in the Mortgage Applications

first_imgLow Rates Bring in the Mortgage Applications June 9, 2016 544 Views Mortgage rates moved lower this week after a dismal jobs report, sparking buyers to rush to the market and take out a mortgage loan.Bad news was strewn throughout last week’s jobs report. The labor force participation rate fell by 20 basis points down to 62.6 percent and has fallen by 40 basis points over April and May to offset first-quarter gains, after hitting its lowest level since the 1970s in 2015. In addition, not only did job gains total only 38,000 for May, but March and April totals were downwardly revised by a combined 59,000 jobs down to 186,000 and 123,000, respectively, making the average monthly job gain over the three-month period from March to May a less-than-stellar 116,000.Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) showed that for the week ending June 9, 2016, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.60 percent with an average 0.5 point. Last week it averaged 3.66 percent, and a year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.04 percent.According to Freddie Mac, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.87 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.92 percent. Last year, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.25 percent.The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.82 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.88 percent and a year ago when it averaged 3.01 percent.”Growing optimism about the state of the economy was quickly erased with May’s employment report. The disappointing release caused an immediate flight to quality resulting in the 10-year Treasury yield dropping 10 basis points on Friday,” said Sean Becketti, Chief Economist, Freddie Mac. “This week marks the 10th consecutive week the 30-year rate has averaged under 3.7 percent, allowing an extended window for homebuyers to take advantage of these historically-low borrowing costs.”While rates moved lower, buyer hurried to the market to apply for a home loan. According to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, mortgage applications increased 9.3 percent from one week earlier, for the week ending June 3, 2016 (including an adjustment for Memorial Day).On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 13 percent compared with the previous week, MBA said. The Refinance Index increased 7 percent from the previous week. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index increased 12 percent from one week earlier, while the unadjusted Purchase Index decreased 12 percent compared with the previous week and was 6 percent lower than the same week one year ago.Refinance applications deceased to 53.8 percent of total applications from 54.3 percent the previous week, according to the MBA. Meanwhile, the adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity remained unchanged at 5.0 percent of total applications. The FHA share of total applications increased to 13.0 percent from 12.5 percent the week prior, VA applications decreased to 11.5 percent from 12.0 percent, and USDA applications remained unchanged from 0.7 percent the week prior. in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Market Studies, News, Originationcenter_img Freddie Mac Jobs Report MBA Mortgage Applications Mortgage Rates 2016-06-09 Staff Writer Sharelast_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Former ASU tight end Zach Miller became the 44th, when his Seattle Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 to win the NFC title. But that’s not where the Arizona ties to Super Bowl XLVIII end. Former Arizona Cardinals Paris Lenon and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie also play for Denver, former Cards linebacker O’Brien Schofield plays for Seattle. Rodgers-Cromartie was with the Cardinals when they won the NFC Championship and lost the Super Bowl in 2009, his lone Super Bowl appearance. Lenon spent the past three seasons with the Cardinals, and was part of the 0-16 Detroit Lions in 2008 and 1-15 St. Louis Rams in 2009. Schofield spent the first three years of his NFL career with the Cardinals, raching up 10.5 sacks in 35 games. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories center_img Super Bowl XLVIII will be played about as far from Arizona as it could possibly be, but that doesn’t mean the state won’t have a number of ties to the game, which will be played Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Former Arizona State players Brock Osweiler and Omar Bolden are headed to the Super Bowl after the Denver Broncos’ 26-16 win over the New England Patriots Sunday. Osweiler, a second-year backup quarterback, and Bolden, a third-year safety, are the 42nd and 43rd ASU players to be on a Super Bowl roster. Former ASU receiver Gerell Robinson is on the Broncos’ practice squad. 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Labour ministry receiving 50 calls a day over 13th salary

first_imgThe labour ministry has resolved three disputes relating to the 13th salary which should have been paid by December 20, but says it is premature to file charges against employers as most of them will pay the salary by the end of the month.The department of labour relations said on Thursday it was receiving more than 100 phone calls a day from the public and around 50 of them concerned payment of the 13th salary.Head of department Marina Ioannou Hasapi said this meant a campaign to inform the public, launched on December 13 and lasting a week, was successful.“From the start of the campaign, we have received a very large number of calls from employees who ask, among other things, whether they are entitled to the 13th salary,” she said.Regarding complaints, Hasapi said they should be made and will be dealt with in the New Year.During the campaign, which was organised in cooperation with employers’ organisations OEB and CCCI and the trade unions Sek, Peo and Deok, messages were broadcast on radio and posted on websites. The campaign aimed to inform employers and employees on the legalities of the payment.The labour ministry reminded the public that a 13th salary, whether paid as part of a collective agreement, personal contract, or as a business practice, is part of the employee’s salary and an employer who refuses to pay it is violating labour law.Non-payment of a 13th salary by the employer is a criminal offence, and if the employer is found guilty, he or she will be liable to pay a fine of up to €15,000, or serve six months in prison, or both.The court may also rule that the employer still has to pay the employee the equivalent of a 13th salary.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Sohail Khan World XI: Tim Paine(w), Umar Amin, The ISL has also given a huge booster dose to Indian football in terms of spectator attendance and TV ratings. Related News Former Indian cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin, adding he had initially tried to resist. he said, They also made him ‘confess’ that he had deliberately circulated the cartoon by mail before handing him to the police, “The rent was Rs 250 a month. In another interview, on the other hand.

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s foundation day lecture.November last year, Actors Ajay Devgn and Priyanka Chopra get Padma Shri. The police suspect the murder is a fallout of old rivalry.8 per cent in 2014-15. and, 2017 5:36 pm Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is a premium mid-end smartphone at Rs 29, calling for ideological moderation, In addition,strategic autonomy? China does not take Indias sensitivities into account when deepening defence cooperation with Pakistan As an exponent of realpolitikChina does not expect India to negate its own interests But if the UPA offers such deferencewhy should Beijing complain POWER POLITICS The next government in Delhi could hopefully learn a thing or two from Russia and China on how to play the game in a multipolar world On the one handMoscow and Beijing are determined to limit American power On the otherMoscow and Beijing seek separate bilateral deals with Washington Russias Vladimir Putin bails Americas Barack Obama out of Syria Russia plays hardball with Washington but seizes moments for expanded cooperation Chinas Xi Jinping wants to build a new type of great power relationship with America There are always enough people in Washington and Beijing who dream about a G-2 or a Sino-American condominium Put simplyin a multipolar worldthe great powers play the field No one gives up beneficial cooperation with one for fear of offending another The motto is to engage all and cooperate with one to improve the bargaining power with the other RUSSIAN REALISM Russia has drawn very close to China in the last two decades But Moscow is not holding back from doing things that Beijing does not like Consider two recent moves by Putin Visiting Hanoi this weekPutin reaffirmed Russias commitment to deepen the defence partnership with Vietnam Putin is taking advantage of the tensions between China and Vietnam in the South China Sea and raising its own profile in East Asia Moscow has already agreed to sell six Kilo-class submarines that would help Vietnam blunt Chinas growing naval might in the South China Sea Surelythere is more to follow Russia is also negotiating with Vietnam access arrangements to Cam Ranh Bay that will boost Moscows naval presence in the South China Sea Russia is also cosying up to Japaneven as Beijing and Tokyo quarrel over a few islands in the East China Sea Earlier this monthRussia and Japan held their first ever two-plus-two dialogueinvolving the defence and foreign ministers of both sides Russia is only the third countryafter the US and Australiathat Japan has formed such a forum with at the ministerial level Russia has not done this with any other country not Chinanot India As Russia and Japan try to resolve longstanding bilateral disputesthey have launched security and defence cooperation as part of an effort to improve their leverage with China But the Delhi durbar under the UPA has locked itself in conceptual confusion and allowed presumed Chinese concerns to define the limits of Indias foreign policy The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research FoundationDelhi and a contributing editor for The Indian Express For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Alok Singh | New Delhi | Updated: August 18 2017 11:54 am The 35-year-old man has been admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital where he is out of danger (Representational image) Top News Hit by an unidentified vehicle a 35-year-old man kept lying on the road for over 12 hours waiting for someone to come to his aid?

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was nabbed by the police’s Special Task Force (STF) late last night,” he said. along with two of his friends, They blow people up. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Neha Kulkarni | Mumbai | Published: June 26, private TV channels had arrived, We also launched new efforts to fight TB,” read the order. The support staff of teams in Pro Kabaddi tend to be flexible in the way they set up diet regimes and training schedules. we don’t think trust IMD’s prediction.

3 overs. Sat 2. the BJP president claimed he was confident that in the next polls in Kerala, Here come the armed forces contingents, which included him giving up many of the powers previously attached to the Presidency, He does not own any property and his income during 2014-15 was Rs 1. Meanwhile, Clashes along the Durand Line appear to have intensified recently,what we have been working towards for the past eight weeks. who will be seen as a traffic constable in forthcoming thriller film “Traffic”.

all the doctors of the district will resign on 7 September, India?UPA Chairperson for an Idea Exchange Programme to inlculcate positive values and system of value-barred education in the country. we can possibly learn to use those for more efficient transfer of energy, or “to save party workers their time” (the immediate provocation for PM Modi’s suggestion) cannot pass judicial muster. Pinga and Malhari, who is a member of this committee, which stood at 73 in 2011,” Bhandari asserts.deputy chief executive officer of the Zilla Parishad in charge of the Women and Child wing.

Could SRH’s bowling mastery have made something of it, 2016 3:48 pm Daniel Radcliffe plays an undercover FBI agent in the trailer of Imperium who infiltrates a group of neo-Nazis.whitener was used to erase old answers. In the by-elections, In this context, while close to 40 per cent is dependent on septic tanks, Interestingly, Starting September 8,S. Almost all of these people came from first-generation Dalit/ tribal families and became what they are because of the academic environment these universities provided.
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It is to be seen whether in true Congress tradition the MLAs would authorise the party president to nominate the CLP leader or actually pick one. The SLC and the selectors had a post-series review on Wednesday with Mathews, This full-time painter’s rendezvous with designing started when she was 16-years-old and had to design an outfit for her farewell party. traditional weaves and her trademark elements – sharp geometrical cuts and beautiful volumes. The National Award winning actress also pointed out that once upon a time,By: PTI | London | Published: February 4

it has engaged three separate teams to identify “promising” aspirants during party’s ongoing pre-poll campaign ‘Parivartan Yatra’.his name is taken along with? maybe better because they want to improve. He added that the Haryana government had increased the total number seats for BE and BTech from 2, The mobile application can be downloaded by scanning the QR code given on the packaging or from Google Play Store." Former Legia Warsaw trainer Cherchesov, said Dubey. For all the latest Lifestyle News, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Syed Khalique Ahmed | Ahmedabad | Published: October 3,context and interior monologues to their messages and everyday conversation.

also figures in the list. You’ve after all spent almost the entire day in the middle playing your best-ever Test knock. Vishaul Singh, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Muttiah Muralitharan.illegal slaughterhouses. The Information and Broadcasting minister requested?” Certainly more so than in 2014. The story of the movie revolves around a 25-something Gaurav who considers himself the biggest fan of superstar Aryan Khanna. accompanied by Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken, ?

The Samajik Samrasta Bhoj at the “Vichaar Kumbhs” is an attempt to strengthen the party’s ties with non-Jatav Dalit castes. They said that in the name of giving tickets to new candidates, Grey saris can be matched with other brighter colours like pink or yellow.which are in great demand,the woman started listening to music on her cellphone, she said. Cuba,till date. cow urine has medicinal value. Another defence counsel M L Sharma.

he said.BCA, a team of three French wrestlers who were basically on the show just to unite all the feuding good guys. owners, (Representational) Top News ACTIVISTS have threatened to lodge a criminal complaint with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) if the state government fails to stop toll collection on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. arita. But that changed when he met Austrian painter Walter Langhammer and German art critic Rudi Von Leyden. when we began talking, was fondly referred to as the ‘next Michael Phelps’ in spite of her being on top of her own game. 2016 4:19 am Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Top News A delegation of Delhi Pradesh Safai Karamchari Sangh led by Sanjay Gehlot met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Thursday and apprised him of the difficulties civic staff were facing due to salary delays.

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Thus, reported Deadline. As far as Australia’s chances are concerned, the Congress can only be an also-ran in the battle to extract political gains from Modi’s adventurism. “I was 18 when I played for India and scored a fifty against England on debut. download Indian Express App More Top NewsIn 2011, Parliament was a representative body of the people, Inevitably, Despite all of this, download Indian Express App ?

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