Ranveer wraps up 83 London schedule at Lords stadium

first_imgMumbai: The team of 83, starring Ranveer Singh, has wrapped up shooting the crucial London schedule of the film. Ranveer took to Instagram to announce the film’s schedule wrap in London. “That’s a schedule wrap, folks! cheers,” wrote Ranveer Khan, with an emoji of the Union Jack. The actor’s Boomerang video raised a toast to the filming. “83 narrates the incredible real-life account of the underdog Indian cricket team led by Kapil Dev, who beat the West Indies – a mighty cricketing nation at the point, to life the World Cup in 1983. Ranveer plays Kapil Dev, while his wife, actor Deepika Padukone, essays Kapil’s wife Romi. Director Khan has shot the entire final match sequences mostly inside the Lords cricket grounds, which involved complex procedures of obtaining permissions to film sequences in restricted parts of the stadium, including the historic Long Room. A lot of shooting was also done during the recent 2019 Cricket World Cup matches at the Lord’s.last_img read more

Quebec woman who stopped on highway for ducks causing fatal crash loses

first_imgMONTREAL – Quebec’s highest court has upheld the verdict and sentence in the case of a woman who stopped to help ducks along a highway causing a crash that claimed two lives.The Quebec Court of Appeal on Thursday rejected Emma Czornobaj’s challenge in a 35-page written decision that came nearly seven years after the events.Shortly after Czornobaj, now 28, stopped her car in June 2010 to rescue ducklings on the side of a provincial highway just south of Montreal, a motorcycle carrying Andre Roy and his teenage daughter, Jessie, slammed into the idling vehicle. Both died as a result of the crash.Roy’s wife, Pauline Volikakis, was on another motorcycle behind the victims, but was able to stop and avoid serious injury.Czornobaj, who was 21 at the time, wasn’t in the car, which was stopped in the left lane.She told her trial she wanted to bring the ducklings home.“I just wanted to pick all these ducklings up and put them in my car,” Czornobaj testified at the time. “I know it was a mistake.”Confronted during cross-examination by the Crown, she disagreed her actions were illogical.“At the time, it’s what I decided to do,” Czornobaj said. “Obviously now I would not have stopped.”A jury convicted her in June 2014 of two counts of criminal negligence causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing death.She was sentenced in December 2014 to 90 days in jail to be served on weekends, three years’ probation and 240 hours of community service, and given a 10-year driving ban.Czornobaj appealed in early 2015, and her sentence was put on hold.The appeals were heard in April by three justices. Her lawyer sought to have her conviction set aside due to what he called inadequate instructions to the jury by the trial judge.Her lawyer, Jean-Francois Bouveret, appealed the conviction and sought to have the decade-long driving ban reduced, but he failed.“In short, both the objective and subjective gravity of the offence allowed the imposition of the sentence imposed by the judge, including the prolonged prohibition on driving,” Justice Etienne Parent wrote in a unanimous decision.“I recall that the period of incarceration inflicted on the appellant, 90 days to be served in a discontinued fashion, is an exceptionally lenient punishment.”A call to Bouveret was not immediately returned on Thursday.last_img read more

911 calls reveal frantic moments after Utah malls shooting

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — Dozens of people made frantic calls to 911 to report a shooting over the weekend at a suburban Salt Lake City mall that caused hundreds of panicked shoppers to flee the building or take shelter in closets, bathrooms and back rooms.A man who said he was calling using the phone of a woman who was shot in the leg exclaimed amid heavy breathing: “There’s been a shooting… Two people got shot.”He then stayed on the phone for several minutes providing information about the wounds and the condition of the victims while also passing along instructions from the dispatcher to others who were helping the victims to try to stop the bleeding, according to audio recordings provided to The Associated Press on Tuesday by authorities.“Do not remove the tourniquet, let the paramedics handle it,” the dispatcher said. “If it keeps bleeding, they are probably not pressing hard enough. Tell them to remember to keep firm, steady pressure on the wounds.”It was one of about 30 calls to 911 about the shooting Sunday just outside the Fashion Place mall in Murray, Utah, south of Salt Lake City, which authorities say started as an argument between rival gang members inside the mall and later erupted in gunfire outside.A woman who was shot was treated and released while a man who was wounded remains hospitalized in critical condition. Both were members of the rival gangs, police say.Police arrested two men in the incident and more arrests could be coming. No bystanders were hit or injured. The popular mall reopened on Monday.The calls illustrate confusion and panic among shoppers, most of whom weren’t sure what was happening or what to do. The calls also offer a window into how dispatchers provided sometimes mixed instructions about whether to flee the mall or hunker down.A woman hiding in a closet in the Dillard’s department store, one of the closest stores to the shooting, reported hearing five to six shots. At one point, the dispatcher told her to get out of the building and gave her detailed instructions.“Help others escape if possible. Take an evacuation path that is away from the suspects, OK,” the dispatcher said. “Do not attempt to help wounded people, OK. Do not rush toward officers, keep your hands visible at all times and follow all of your commands, OK.”As the woman kept talking about customers wandering the store, the dispatcher repeated his command, more firmly: “Like I said, get out of the building area, even if others won’t follow.”After the woman told the dispatcher she didn’t know where the suspects were, he then told her to take cover with those around her and lock the door.Another woman in a different Dillard’s closet with five others also received conflicting information from a different dispatcher, who first told her to escape and later said to lock the door and stay where she was after the woman told him that people in the mall were telling them to stay put.“I want you to sit or lie on the floor next to the wall with the door and be as quiet as possible,” the male dispatcher said. “Make sure people there silence the ringer and vibration mode on your cellphones and do not open the door for anyone.”Then the dispatcher offered one final command: “If you are found and unable to get away, be aggressive and prepared to fight for your life.”A man who was breathing heavily called and said he heard “several pops” and wanted to make sure police were aware.“Everyone is running out of the mall,” he said. “Oh my God, of my God.”A woman crying hysterically said between sobs: “There are gunshots in the mall. People are running everywhere.”___Associated Press writer Lindsay Whitehurst contributed to this report.Brady McCombs, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Quebec Court of Appeal rules companies can suffer cruel and unusual punishment

MONTREAL — The Quebec Court of Appeal has ruled that the Charter protection against cruel and unusual punishment can apply to companies as well as individuals.The question arose when a company convicted of acting as a construction contractor without the necessary license was fined $30,000, the minimum under the provincial Building Act.The numbered company sought to have the minimum fine in the law struck down. It invoked Section 12 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which states, “Everyone has the right not to be subjected to any cruel and unusual treatment or punishment.”In a decision rendered Monday, the Court of Appeal sided with the company, with one of the three judges who heard the case dissenting.The main argument against giving a legal entity the protection provided under Section 12 is that it falls within the framework of the preservation of “human dignity.” In an online “Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” the federal government cites torture, abusive use of force and disproportionate prison sentences as examples of cruel and unusual punishment.But Court of Appeal Justice Dominique Belanger, writing for the majority, said she is not convinced Section 12 refers only to “human dignity.” She noted that companies have successfully invoked other Charter protections in the past.“The fine can be cruel to the legal entity,” she wrote. “A legal entity may suffer from a cruel fine that manifests itself by its harshness, its severity and a sort of hostility.”She said she does not believe that Canadian society would find it acceptable for a company to be driven into bankruptcy by a disproportionate fine, “thereby jeopardizing the rights of its creditors or forcing layoffs.”Writing in dissent, Justice Jacques Chamberland said Section 12 should not be “distorted so as to protect the economic rights of a legal entity.” If that were the case, he said, “it is easy to foresee the negative impact it would inevitably have on all public policy laws aimed at regulating various sectors of economic activity and disciplining the participants.”The court did not rule whether the specific fine in this company’s case violated the Charter. That question has been referred to another judge to decide.Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Press read more

BC Securities Commission reaches deal with Genus Capital Management

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Securities Commission has reached a settlement with a Vancouver-based investment management firm that misused client brokerage commissions.Genus Capital Management Inc. has agreed to repay $1.67 million to current and former clients and an additional $350,000 to the provincial securities regulator.The firm’s current clients will be repaid in the form of management fee credits, while former clients will receive cash refunds.The regulator says the misuse of commissions involved “soft dollars” — credits provided by a broker to an investment manager in return for executing trades on behalf of the manager’s clients.An investment manager may use the credit for eligible expenses if they are appropriately disclosed.The commission says Genus used $1.67 million in soft dollars between 2009 and 2016 to pay for the development of in-house software and then transferred the software to a company in exchange for part-ownership of that company and a permanent license to use it.The Canadian Press read more

Wheat corn and oat futures fall on the CBOT pork prices rise

CHICAGO – Grains futures mostly fell Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for May delivery fell 12.5 cents to $6.8875 bushel; May corn fell 1.25 cent to $6.44 a bushel; May oats fell 3.75 cents to $3.9075 a bushel; while May soybeans rose 7.25 cents to $14.3075 a bushel.Beef prices fell, while pork prices rose on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.June live cattle fell 0.30 cent to $1.2260 a pound; May feeder cattle fell 0.43 cent to $1.4177 a pound; June lean hogs added 0.60 cent to 92.42 cents a pound. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Apr 26, 2013 10:58 am MDT Wheat, corn and oat futures fall on the CBOT; pork prices rise read more

US says Iran open for business but Europes banks disagree

US says Iran open for business, but Europe’s banks disagree LONDON – The Obama administration’s calls for restoring global business ties with Iran are falling flat in Europe, where risk-averse banks told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday that they don’t believe they can do business in the Islamic Republic without triggering U.S. sanctions.Nearly a year after the U.S. and world powers struck a deal to ease financial penalties against Iran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, the Tehran government complains that U.S. policy is denying that promised relief. Kerry and other top officials have been fanning out across the globe to correct what Kerry called “misinterpretations or mere rumours” about what kind of transactions are still prohibited.The nuclear deal removed broad U.S. sanctions on Iran’s economy, clearing the way for foreign companies to conduct business. Some specific entities, including companies associated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, remain off-limits under sanctions intended to punish Iran for other behaviour such as its ballistic missiles program and sponsorship of groups the U.S. considers terrorist organizations.“We want to make it clear that legitimate business, which is clear under the definition of the agreement, is available to banks,” Kerry said after an unusual meeting in London with top financiers. “As long as they do their normal due diligence and know who they’re dealing with, they’re not going to be held to some undefined and inappropriate standard here.”Europe’s banking powerhouses were unconvinced.“We will not accept any new clients who reside in Iran, or which are an entity owned or controlled by a person there,” said Standard Chartered. “Nor will we undertake any new transactions involving Iran or any party in Iran.”The London-based bank settled with New York regulators in 2012 for $340 million after being accused of scheming with the Iranian government to launder billions of dollars.Deutsche Bank acknowledged “increased expectations on the banking sector” to facilitate business with Iran due to eased sanctions, while noting that other U.S. and European Union penalties are in place.“Therefore, Deutsche Bank continues to generally restrict business connected to Iran,” the bank said in a statement. Deutsche Bank declined to answer questions about what exceptions, if any, it would entertain.For a bank’s lawyers and compliance officers, that’s a recipe for heartburn. Iran and its Revolutionary Guard are notorious for using front companies and opaque financial transactions to circumvent sanctions.Foreign governments, banks and other companies want written clarification from the U.S. Treasury Department — essentially a guarantee they won’t be punished. But Washington is reluctant to do that, not wanting to appear to be softening its firm penalties for non-nuclear behaviour.Yet the Obama administration is eager for banks to accept its word and do business with Tehran because some Iranian hard-liners have threatened to tear up the nuclear deal without the promised relief. That would damage President Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy and could mean Iran continues to pursue a nuclear weapon.Ross Denton, a London-based sanctions and international compliance expert at the law firm Baker & McKenzie, said it’s impossible for banks to accurately determine with whom in Iran they’re really dealing because the country is so isolated from the modern financial system. Major global accounting and risk-management firms don’t operate there, putting banks at risk of unwittingly violating sanctions.“The problem is not where you can see it,” Denton said. “It is where you can’t.”The administration has preserved a prohibition on Iran accessing the American financial system or directly conducting transactions in U.S. dollars. That has caused confusion and practical impediments because international transactions routinely are conducted in dollars.In addition to Standard Chartered, HSBC agreed in 2012 to pay $1.9 billion to settle a U.S. Justice Department probe into money-laundering that involved Iran.Executives and compliance directors from Barclays, Lloyds, Credit Suisse and Societe Generale also attended the meeting with Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, the State Department said.Hammond told reporters afterward that if world powers are to ensure their objective of normalizing relations with Iran, they must succeed in persuading banks that it’s safe to invest.“It’s the first hurdle in the race,” Hammond said. “If we fail at this one, then we’ll never get the chance to demonstrate all the other benefits that can flow from this agreement that we spent so much time and energy delivering.”___Associated Press writer Danica Kirka contributed to this report.___Reach Josh Lederman on Twitter at http://twitter.com/joshledermanAP by Josh Lederman, The Associated Press Posted May 12, 2016 1:43 am MDT Last Updated May 12, 2016 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, and Britain’s Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond, second left, attend a meeting in central London, Thursday May 12, 2016. 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Death penalty repeal bill not expected to advance in Olympia

first_imgOLYMPIA — An effort to abolish the death penalty in Washington state got a new push this year, with strong backing from Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson, but the measure still won’t see a vote in either chamber.A House bill will have a public hearing Wednesday, but it’s not scheduled for a committee vote before a key deadline on Friday. A Senate version of the bill never was scheduled for a hearing, so it appears the measure has suffered the same fate as repeal bills introduced in previous years.The death penalty has been overturned or abolished in 19 states and the District of Columbia. The latest was Delaware, whose Supreme Court last year declared the state’s death penalty law unconstitutional.Inslee imposed a moratorium on capital punishment in 2014.last_img read more

Bahamas expresses condolences to Dominica

first_img Post Maria: Dominica will rebuild with concrete McAlpine defends views on Dominica, says he is simply representing the views of his constituents Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you 27 dead, a dozen missing in Dominica after hurricane Maria Related Items:Dominica, perry christie Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, 30 August 2015 – On behalf of the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Perry Christie, Bahamas Foreign Minister the Hon. Fred Mitchell has been in contact with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Dominica, Francis Baron, to express The Bahamas’ deep sadness and condolences on the deaths of so many people in Dominica following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika through that island nation. The Bahamas will be coordinating with its CARICOM partners for an appropriate level of assistance to Dominica in the wake of the death and devastation reported. last_img read more

UBM CEO to Step Down

first_imgDame Helen Alexander, chairman of UBM, mirrors Levin’s statements, saying: “David has led the remarkable transformation of UBM into a focused, international events-led marketing communications business during a time of huge change in the media industry. He has successfully laid the foundations for UBM’s next phase of develppment.”Levin did expand the company’s events division and its position overseas, acquiring more than 100 companies and divesting more than a dozen*, but raw overall growth was markedly slower in the second half of his tenure, according to yearly statements. UBM posted double-digit revenue gains in three of Levin’s first four years, while failing to top 5 percent in all but one of the next four.Revenue grew just one half of one percentage point in 2012 and continued downward in the first half of 2013, falling 1.5 percent year-over-year.**Underlying revenue growth, accounting for the turnover in the company’s holdings, has been more consistent. UBM had gains above 5 percent in each of the last three years.Events had been at the core of Levin’s strategy. The segment accounted for about one-fifth of the company’s revenue in 2004—the last full year before he joined—but represented more than half of UBM’s earnings in 1H 2013. After a period of strong growth, events revenues declined 1.1 percent in the first half of 2013 however.Several analysts noted that Levin’s departure could lead to a sale of part or all of UBM, in comments to The Financial Times.*Editor’s note: A previous version of this report incorrectly stated that UBM had made two dozen divestitures under Levin. UBM has made “more than a dozen” divestitures under Levin, according to a statement by the company.**Editor’s note: Underlying revenue growth figures were included following the original release of this story.  Updated | 9/30: David Levin is stepping down as CEO of UBM after eight years at the head of the UK-based events and communications giant, the company announced today.Levin intends to leave by July 31, 2014, but is expected to stay on throughout the search for his replacement.”I have really enjoyed leading the transformation of UBM’s business over the past eight years, together with a great group of colleagues,” he says in a statement. “UBM’s two main businesses, Events and PR Newswire, offer significant opportunities for growth, both organic and by acquisition. UBM has built its businesses in the emerging markets of China, India, Brazil, Turkey and the ASEAN region while strengthening its largest position in the USA.” To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter!last_img read more

Corporator Dodla Venkatesh Goud oversees library construction

first_imgAllwyn Colony: Corporator Dodla Venkatesh Goud along with Grandhalaya Chairman Bhaskar Yadav inspected place for constructing library building in Papamma Basthi on Thursday. He explained the significance of reading books. Grandhalaya Samastha Secretary Nageshwara Rao, members Ganesh, Anitha Prasad, Leaders Sanjeeva Reddy, Ramchander, Rama Krishna, Nageshwara Rao, Yadagiri and others were present.last_img

Blast injures South African tourists near Egypts Giza pyramids

first_imgPictures posted on social media showed a bus with some of its windows blown out or shattered, and debris in the road next to a low wall with a hole in it.ReutersAn explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people on Sunday, mostly South African tourists, near a new museum being built close to the Giza pyramids in Egypt, two security sources said.A third security source said the bus was carrying 25 South African tourists from the airport to the pyramids area, and that four Egyptians in a nearby car were also injured by broken glass.Security and judicial sources said a rudimentary device containing nails and pieces of metal had been detonated remotely on the perimeter of the Grand Egyptian Museum, not far from the site of a roadside blast that hit another tourist bus in December.Pictures posted on social media showed a bus with some of its windows blown out or shattered, and debris in the road next to a low wall with a hole in it.One witness told Reuters he heard a “very loud explosion” while sitting in traffic.South Africa’s foreign ministry said three of its citizens would remain in hospital in Egypt for treatment and the rest would return home.The museum is due to open next year as the new home for some of the country’s top antiquities on a site adjoining the world-famous Giza pyramids. It is part of an effort to boost tourism, a key source of foreign revenue for Egypt.The sector has been recovering after tourist numbers dropped in the wake of a 2011 uprising and the 2015 bombing of a Russian passenger jet.There was no damage to the museum from the blast, which happened 50 metres from its outer fence and more than 400 metres from the museum building, the Antiquities Ministry said in a statement.There was no immediate claim of responsibility.Egyptian security forces are waging a counter insurgency campaign against Islamist militants, some with links to Islamic State, that is focussed in the north of the Sinai Peninsula.Attacks outside Sinai have become relatively rare, though there have been several security incidents in recent months in Giza, across the Nile from central Cairo.In December, three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian guide were killed and at least 10 others injured when a roadside bomb hit their tour bus less than 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) from the Giza pyramids.last_img read more

30 injured as Biman plane skids off runway in Yangon

first_imgBiman aircraft. UNB PhotoA Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight from Dhaka to Yangon skidded off the runway while landing at Yangon Airport in Myanmar on Wednesday evening due to inclement weather, leaving around 30 people injured.”Unfortunately, a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight from Dhaka to Yangon skidded off the runway while landing this evening. Weather was not good at that time,” said an official at the Bangladesh mission in Yangon wishing anonymity.He said all the passengers –around 30 — were injured in the accident and over 15 of them were hospitalised.The aircraft suffered major damages, the official added.Damaged aircraft. Photo: CollectedHowever, civil aviation and tourism secretary Mohibul Haque told UNB that 15 passengers were injured in the incident and all of them are out of danger. “There’s no serious injury. The injured were being treated at Myanmar hospital,” he said.Biman general manager (Public Relations) Shakil Meraj, said the Dash 8 aircraft with 33 people on board — 29 passengers, two pilots and two cabin crewmembers — left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 3:45pm.It skidded off the runway around 6:22pm due to inclement weather while landing at the Yangon Airport, he said, claiming that all the passengers are safe.Shakil Meraj also said they are sending a special aircraft to Yangon at 10pm today (Wednesday) to bring back the return flight passengers and crewmembers.last_img read more

Tech Industry Leads the Market Higher on Great Day for Google Facebook

first_img 3 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. The stock market continues to swing based on trade tensions with China and other major trading partners of the U.S.Share prices were down in early morning trading but rallied after President Trump’s administration indicated that it planned to delay tariffs on automobiles and auto-parts from numerous countries for up to six months. The major indexes all posted solid gains. Technology stocks, and particularly the internet giants, once again led the market higher. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite was up 1.13 percent and the Entrepreneur Index™ gained 1.14 percent. The Dow and S&P 500 indexes were up a more modest 0.45 percent and 0.58 percent respectively.The FAANGs found their footing today and posted the biggest gains in the technology sector. Alphabet Inc. (3.91 percent), Facebook (3.09 percent), Netflix (2.69 percent) and Amazon (1.75 percent) were all up sharply. The rest of the sector was generally strong as well. Twitter (2.63 percent) and Adobe Systems Inc. (1.82 percent) posted good gains, as did Verisign (1.38 percent) and Akamai Technologies (1.19 percent). NVIDIA Corp and salesforce.com had the biggest losses in the group, falling 1.33 percent and 1.9 percent respectively.Related: Warren Buffett Recently Invested in Amazon. It Made Him Nearly $250 Million Before.Only two other stocks outside the tech sector fell by more than one percent. Under Armour Inc., which posted the biggest gain (3.25 percent) on the Entrepreneur Index™ yesterday, gave back 1.25 percent today. Gap Inc., which has suffered from the uncertain trade landscape, was down 1.97 percent. The stock is now down 13.1 percent so far this year.Ralph Lauren Corp. bounced back with a decent gain of 1.52 percent, after falling more than eight percent over the last two days. Most of the automotive sector rose on the news about delaying auto tariffs. Ford Motor Co. rose 1.17 percent. Tesla, however, had a small loss of 0.15 percent.EL Quotes by TradingViewEstee Lauder Companies, which has been showing strong growth in the Chinese and Asian markets, was up 1.78 percent today. The stock is up 30.7 percent on the year despite rising trade tensions.Other good gains on the day were posted by Cognizant Technology (1.47 percent), retailer Dollar Tree Inc. (1.47 percent), Wynn Resorts (1.57 percent) and Hess Corp. (1.34 percent).Expect the stock market to continue to be choppy as sentiment on trade issues swings from positive to negative — largely based on President Trump’s tweets. The President, a self-described “tariff man,” called the trade battle with China a “squabble” yesterday and suggested that a deal between the two countries could still get done.The Entrepreneur Index™ collects the top 60 publicly traded companies founded and run by entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurial spirit is a valuable asset for any business, and this index recognizes its importance, no matter how much a company has grown. These inspirational businesses can be tracked in real time on Entrepreneur.com. Enroll Now for Free May 15, 2019 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

Thomas Cook receives CCIs nod for Kuoni acquisition

first_imgThomas Cook (India) Ltd has received approval of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for its acquisition of Kuoni Travel (India) Pvt Ltd. The shareholder approval had earlier been obtained by way of a postal ballot on September 21, 2015.Commenting on the acquisition, Madhavan Menon, Managing Director, Thomas Cook India said, “With the approval of CCI, we aim at swift closure of the acquisition of Kuoni Travel (India). We see strong synergies and benefits accruing from Kuoni’s well established presence in India along with SOTC – garnering strong brand recall as well as multiple avenues to grow our respective businesses and to create valuable business opportunities together.”Thomas Cook had announced acquisition of Kuoni group’s business in India and Hong Kong for `535 crore. The company had entered into an agreement with Kuoni group to buy 100% stake in Kuoni Travel (India) Pvt Ltd.last_img

Mortgage Rates Mixed as Markets Await Jobs Report Fiscal Cliff News

first_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Share Mortgage Rates Mixed as Markets Await Jobs Report, Fiscal Cliff News December 6, 2012 431 Views center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bankrate Freddie Mac GDP Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Pending-Home Sales Processing Service Providers 2012-12-06 Tory Barringer Fixed mortgage rates stayed relatively calm this week as economic indicators showed improved strength, according to “”Freddie Mac’s””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ Primary Mortgage Market Survey.[IMAGE]The 30-year fixed averaged 3.34 percent (0.7 point) for the week ending December 6, up from the previous week’s average of 3.32 percent. This week’s average is only three basis points up from the survey’s record low (achieved the week ending November 21).The 15-year fixed rate mortgage (FRM) also inched up, averaging 2.67 percent (0.6 point) from 2.64 percent the previous week. Meanwhile, adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) posted decreases. The 5-year Treasury-indexed ARM averaged 2.69 percent (0.6 point), down from 2.72 percent in the last survey. The 1-year ARM averaged 2.55 percent (0.4 point), dropping from 2.56 percent before.””Mortgage rates were little changed and near record lows this week amid indicators of stronger economic growth and signs of tame inflation,”” said Frank Nothaft, VP and chief economist at Freddie Mac, pointing to news of “”upward revisions in real GDP growth””:https://themreport.com/articles/gdp-up-27-in-3q-coprotrate-profits-grow-2012-11-29 and stability in core price growth on consumer expenditures.””The housing market is aiding in this recovery,”” he added. “”For instance, fixed residential investment added positive growth over the past six consecutive quarters in the third quarter alone contributed 0.4 percentage points to real GDP growth. In addition, “”residential construction spending was up””:https://themreport.com/articles/october-construction-spending-up-96-year-over-year-2012-12-04 3 percent between September and October. And, pending home sales “”saw a 5.2 percent increase in October””:https://themreport.com/articles/pending-home-sales-at-highest-since-mar-2007-2012-11-29 to its highest reading since March 2007.””While Freddie Mac’s survey showed increases in fixed rates, “”Bankrate’s””:http://www.bankrate.com/ weekly survey saw them slipping to new lows. According to Bankrate’s index, the 30-year fixed averaged 3.50 percent this week, falling to a new record from 3.52 percent previously. The 15-year fixed also fell, dropping from 2.86 percent last week to 2.85 percent this week.Adjustable rates were flat at 2.74 percent.””Opinions on where rates will go next””:http://www.bankrate.com/news/rate-trends/mortgage.aspx were split, with 50 percent of analysts surveyed by Bankrate saying they expect no change and 42 percent expecting continued drops. Most experts in the “”Down”” category cited the markets concerns about the fiscal cliff and what they expect to be a disappointing jobs report on Friday.last_img read more

millennialstravel insurance

first_imgmillennialstravel insurance According to new data* from InsureandGo millennials are more likely to travel solo (67% to 55%) than baby boomers, who are twice as likely to travel as a couple (42% to 24%).While millennial travellers have purchased more policies from the online insurer than baby boomers in the last 12 months, it seems both groups are on the same seasonal page – preferring to travel in the winter months of June and July. In terms of policy purchases, baby boomers are more likely to shell out for additional coverage for a top tier policy and are more likely to purchase a mid-range policy than millennials.“Despite all the talk about their differences, it seems baby boomers and millennials have similar habits when it comes to travelling and insurance. We’ve seen most baby boomers and millennials opt for mid-range and higher levels of cover. As would be expected, we do see that baby boomers tend to opt for the more comprehensive policies that can provide additional coverage for things such as income loss and curtailment, and higher limits for claimable items like baggage,” added Mr Etkind.last_img read more

EAC conned into paying hacker thousands of euros

first_imgPolice on Monday were investigating how the electricity authority (EAC) were apparently conned into paying thousands of euros to a hacker who pretended he was from a foreign company that did maintenance work at the Vasilikos power station.The story was reported by daily Politis, which said the conman had hacked the maintenance company’s systems and apparently found an invoice issued to the EAC.The hacker then emailed the EAC and asked them to transfer the amount to a new account, which they did last month.No figure was made public but it is understood to be around €200,000.It soon emerged that the new account had nothing to do with the EAC’s supplier who is now demanding payment.The EAC declined to provide details of the case on Monday other than it concerned maintenance work done at the Vasilikos power station.“The case is being handled by the police,” spokeswoman Christina Papadopoulou said.Politis said the EAC is contesting the case, arguing that it was the company’s fault for not securing its clients’ data.Meanwhile, it has ordered its own investigation into the affair, ordering the accounts department not to make any payments unless the supplier’s identity has been confirmed and an original invoice provided.Politis reported that a similar incident took place in the past and staff were instructed to follow procedures during payment.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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I’ve seen several highly successful proxy players before, and several of them are the official Taobao outlets, which are not surprisingly expensive. Many people think that the official authority, have run to the official website, looking for official agencies that there is a guarantee, in fact, the results may not be good. Push 1000 sets per month, average daily read more

How to be a Taobao customer

I rookie a, only understand HTML, the site does not know where to start, so there has been no site. Recently in the QQ group chat, found a lot of people are talking about Taobao customers, how to make money, put me to attract you, then Baidu, Taobao found a lot of guest website, too much, do not know how to start! But I did not give up, Zhaoyazhaoya find ah see, alas! A good article, the following is for everyone to share.

to be a Taobao customer, the first step to success is how to choose the product (which is very important, and also the point where I didn’t start with it.). If the product is not selected well, even if the flow is too large, you can not maximize your interests. Then, how do we choose products? As the saying goes, the best money for women and children. Then we will do more related to their site, such as women like slim, we will promote weight loss products, diet pills; women like strong breasts, we do breast enhancement products promotion. In a word, you can refer to your female friends’ opinions online. Moreover, women like to shop online, which is very important to your conversion rate. One of the most important things about choosing a product is the choice of High Commission products, so that we can afford our time. read more