Asian shares slip as traders brace for Fed rate increase

first_imgSINGAPORE — Asian stocks fell on Tuesday, tracking losses on Wall Street as traders braced for an interest rate hike by Federal Reserve.KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index was 1.8 per cent lower at 21,115.45 and the Kospi in South Korea dropped 0.5 per cent to 2,061.48. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng slid 1.3 per cent to 25,749.59. The Shanghai Composite index dipped 1 per cent to 2,570.90. Australia’s S&P ASX 200 was down 1.2 per cent at 5,589.50. Shares were lower in Taiwan and Southeast Asia.WALL STREET: On Monday, broad selling knocked U.S. indexes to their lowest levels in over a year. Investors sold almost everything, from technology and retail stocks to steadier high-dividend companies. Less than 40 of the 500 stocks comprising the S&P 500 finished the day higher. The benchmark index gave up 2.1 per cent to 2,545.94, its lowest level since Oct. 9, 2017. The Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded 2.1 per cent to 23,592.98 and the Nasdaq composite was down 2.3 per cent at 6,753.73. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks lost 2.3 per cent to 1,378.14.FED MEETING: The Federal Open Market Committee begins a two-day meeting on Tuesday. It is expected to raise its short-term interest rate by a modest quarter-point, to a range of 2.25 per cent to 2.5 per cent a day later. The rate is used as a benchmark for many consumer and business loans. Investors fear more monetary tightening would weigh on U.S. growth, and eventually, the global economy, that is already expected to slow in 2019 because of trade tensions. President Donald Trump tweeted that it was “incredible” the Fed was considering another rate hike, with “a very strong dollar and virtually no inflation.” The central bank forecasts three more rate hikes in 2019.ANALYST’S TAKE: “Despite Donald Trump’s recent overture, the Fed looks set to hike rates again on Wednesday with market players anxious to see if the economy can handle more policy tightening given expectations for slowing growth,” ING economists Nicholas Mapa and Prakash Sakpal said in a commentary.ENERGY: Oil prices tumbled on worries about oversupply and softening growth in China, which could hit demand. Benchmark U.S. crude shed 89 cents to $48.99 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract dropped $1.32 to $49.88 in New York on Monday. Brent crude, used to price international oils, gave up 95 cents to $58.66 a barrel. It lost 67 cents to settle at $59.61 a barrel in London.CURRENCIES: The dollar weakened to 112.60 yen from 112.83 yen in late trading Monday. The euro eased to $1.1342 from $1.1349.___AP Markets Writer Marley Jay contributed to this report. He can be reached at Liang, The Associated Presslast_img read more

UN Peacebuilding Commission deplores attempted attack against President of Guinea

Alpha Condé is reported to be safe and unharmed after the early morning attack in the capital, Conakry, which has also been condemned by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.Ambassador Sylvie Lucas of Luxembourg, chair of the Peacebuilding Commission’s Guinea configuration, issued a statement today urging “respect of the rule of law, democracy and national reconciliation.”Mr. Condé took office after winning the run-off round of presidential elections late last year, capping off the interim Government’s efforts to restore democracy after a 2008 coup following the death of the country’s long-time leader Lansana Conté.Today’s statement noted that the attack underlines “the importance of dialogue for peace and stability in Guinea,” one of several countries which the Peacebuilding Commission is assisting in an effort to consolidate peace and prosperity after conflict. 20 July 2011The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission has strongly condemned yesterday’s unsuccessful attack on the residence of the President of Guinea, and called on all parties in the troubled West African country to refrain from further violence. read more

RBC mortgage rates to rise on Monday

TORONTO — One of Canada’s biggest mortgage lenders says many of its rates are going up Monday.Royal Bank of Canada says the increases will range from one-tenth to two-tenths of a point, depending on the type of mortgage.The biggest increase affects a five-year closed mortgage that RBC has been offering at 3.09% — a promotional rate below the regular rate of 5.14%.The special five-year rate will rise to 3.29%.Royal’s one-year closed mortgages will rise 0.14 of a percentage point to 3.14% and there will also be increases of one-tenth of a point for two-, three- and four-year mortgages.Royal is the first of Canada’s major banks to announce higher mortgage rates since Canadian bond prices plunged last month.Canada’s banks use the bond market to fund their commercial lending activities so other mortgage lenders may follow RBC’s lead.The Canadian Press read more

Ford extends transmission warranty for 560K Fiestas Focuses

DETROIT — Ford is extending the warranties on about 560,000 small cars in the U.S. and Canada to cover a litany of problems with a troubled six-speed automatic transmission.The company is facing lawsuits and complaints about the transmissions which can lurch into gear or feel like they are slipping.The latest move covers 2014 through 2016 model year Focuses built before Nov. 5, 2015, as well as 2014 and 2015 Fiestas built before Oct. 15, 2014.It extends clutch warranties to seven years or 100,000 miles. The warranty on the transmission control computer goes to 10 years or 150,000 miles.The extension means that all Focuses and Fiestas built before the second half of 2015 will get the extended warranties. Fixes were made in production for cars built after that time.The Associated Press read more

Values of the vicarage can bring the UK together after Brexit Theresa

first_imgThe Prime Minister said that Christians should not be afraid to discuss their faith Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “We must continue to ensure that people feel able to speak about their faith, and that absolutely includes their faith in Christ.”Mrs May also paid tribute to “the sacrifices and service of aid workers who put themselves in harm’s way to bring much needed relief in war-torn parts of the world”.She said: “We should celebrate all these contributions and others like them, and the difference they make in our society and around the world.”Mrs May added: “And we must do more to stand up for the freedom of people of all religions to practise their beliefs openly, and in peace and safety. So this Easter, whatever our faith, let us come together as a nation confident in our values and united in our commitment to fulfil the obligations that we have to one another.” Britons should be guided and brought together by the values of growing up in a Church of England vicarage as the UK leaves the European Union, Theresa May said on Sunday.The Prime Minister also said that Christians should not be afraid to discuss their faith in public in a message to mark Easter Day.Mrs May, the daughter of a vicar, said Britons’ “shared interests, our shared ambitions, and above all our shared values can – and must – bring us together” after the decision to leave the EU.She added: “After a period of intense debate over the right future for our country, there is a sense that people are coming together and uniting behind the opportunities that lie ahead.” She said: “We should be confident about the role that Christianity has to play in the lives of people in our country. And we should treasure the strong tradition that we have in this country of religious tolerance and freedom of speech. Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, called for people to tackle the world’s problems “through action and support for social justice, peace and reconciliation”.He said: “Christians throughout the world will this weekend be remembering Jesus’s example of love and sacrifice, and the Easter message of redemption and peace.”Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader, warned against Britain becoming consumed by nostalgia and nationalism. He said: “I don’t want the Christian message to be stolen by the nostalgic nationalists, just as no liberal should seek to appropriate Jesus for their own purposes either.” Jeremy Corbyn at the Federation of Small Businesses center_img The Prime Ministerdescribed Easter as “a moment to reflect and an important time for Christians and others to gather together with families and friends”.She said: “I think of those values that we share – values that I learnt in my own childhood, growing up in a vicarage. Values of compassion, community, citizenship. The sense of obligation we have to one another.“These are values we all hold in common – and values that are visibly lived out every day by Christians – as well as by people of other faiths or none.”Mrs May grew up in the village of Church Enstone in the Cotswolds with her father, the Rev Hubert Brasier, and her mother, Zaidee.The Conservative leader also reiterated her view that Britons should not be afraid of discussing their faith with friends or work colleagues. Tim Farron Jeremy Corbyn at the Federation of Small Businesses Credit:PA Tim FarronCredit:Getty The Prime Minister said that Christians should not be afraid to discuss their faithlast_img read more

GNA releases Wyoming LNG Roadmap highlighting potential in mining

first_imgGladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), North America’s leading clean transportation and energy consulting firm, has announced the release of the “Wyoming LNG Roadmap” – a comprehensive analysis of the feasibility, potential, costs, and benefits of using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a supplement to diesel fuel in Wyoming’s high horsepower sectors – including mining, rail, drilling, pressure pumping, and over-the-road trucking. The GNA-authored report was commissioned under the leadership of Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, along with a coalition of private-sector businesses including Ambre Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, Caterpillar, Chart Industries, Dresser-Rand, Eagle LNG Partners, Encana, Ensign, GE Oil & Gas, ONEOK Partners, TallGrass Energy, Westport, and Wyoming Machinery.The report addresses key needs identified in Governor Mead’s statewide energy strategy released in May 2013, entitled “Leading the Charge: Wyoming’s Action Plan for Energy, Environment, and Economy.” GNA’s LNG Roadmap study finds that Wyoming – with its strong state leadership, status as a world-class energy producer, and leading-edge educational system – is well positioned to lead the nation in the development of a robust, sustainable LNG industry for HHP applications. The report was published following several months of extensive research to characterise the current fuel use and inventory of high horsepower diesel engines that currently power Wyoming’s huge energy economy (10.35 quadrillion BTUs per year).The comprehensive LNG roadmap will be used to help guide the state in its development of energy policies and educational programs, as well as identify ideal opportunities for investment in infrastructure and technology to help spur natural gas market development. “As the nation’s third largest producer of natural gas, the state of Wyoming has an incredible opportunity to help shape the high horsepower industry’s energy landscape,” said Erik Neandross, CEO of GNA. “This first-of-its-kind initiative helped facilitate a great partnership among all of the key players needed to make the gradual shift to domestically abundant, low cost and clean natural gas a reality—from government, fuel suppliers, and engine and technology providers, to high horsepower end-users.”GNA Senior Vice President Jon Leonard, the study’s principal investigator and lead author, notes that the report identifies strong potential for Wyoming to become a leading producer of “home-grown” LNG and other forms of natural gas for powering high horsepower engines. “This natural gas fuel can be consumed by Wyoming’s own prolific fleets in the mining, rail, and oil and gas sectors, while also being exported to nearby states that have similar vehicles and equipment.” Governor Mead shared his state’s commitment to fostering the growth of clean-burning, domestically produced natural gas fuel during his keynote address at the 2013 High Horsepower (HHP) Summit in Chicago last year. HHP Summit, produced by GNA, is the largest and most comprehensive conference on natural gas fuelling, equipment and technologies for the rail, mining, drilling, pressure pumping, and marine industries. GNA first began working with the Governor’s team following the inaugural High Horsepower (HHP) Summit in September 2012, which helped further expose them the burgeoning natural gas transportation industry and the vast opportunities it could bring to the high horsepower operations throughout their state. The next HHP Summit will be held in New Orleans from October 7 to 9, 2014.“This report shows there is potential for expansion of LNG use in Wyoming that can add value to our natural gas, be a sound business decision for Wyoming industries, and lead to job growth,” Governor Mead said. “I felt this was an opportune time to team up with private companies to facilitate research and understand what possibilities exist. The private sector will ultimately make investments in LNG technologies based on market conditions, and this report can be a catalyst.” The Governor’s Office released the report during a press conference in Cheyenne, co-hosted by the Wyoming Business Council and the Wyoming School of Energy Resources.last_img read more

UCD issues apology after computer science students were sent email asking to

first_img Tuesday 12 Mar 2019, 5:15 PM UCD issues apology after computer science students were sent email asking to help develop sex consent app Students this afternoon received an email stating that the correspondence was sent in error. Mar 12th 2019, 5:15 PM Share126 Tweet Email 52 Comments This afternoon, an email was sent by head of UCD Pádraig Cunningham to those in computer science students which stated it should not have been forwarded to students.The email reads: “An email you received on Monday, March 11, 2019 with the subject heading “Fwd: Urgent” was not reviewed and approved by the UCD School of Computer Science before it was forwarded to our students.“The School emailing lists should not have been used to circulate this email. It was issued in error. Please disregard the email.“On behalf of the School, I would like to sincerely apologise to the students who have received this email and for the offense it has caused.“The School of Computer Science will review and improve its approval process for all proposed emails to be sent to students on our lists to ensure that this can not happen again.” Short URLcenter_img 52,740 Views A student in UCD sent this screenshot to me. An email that has been sent to people studying computer science, asking them to be involved in this “Consent” app to prevent men being “sued post intercourse”. Disturbing…— Jade Wilson (@jadeswilson) March 11, 2019 THE HEAD OF UCD’s computer science department has issued an apology after an email was forwarded to students asking them to help develop a sexual consent application. An email sent to students this afternoon stated that the correspondence was sent in error.The original email which was forwarded to all students by asked the computer science department to help develop an app which would record sexual consent between two people prior to any activity taking place. The email stated that the app could stop “life destroying legal ramifications” which arise in cases of sexual assault and rape. The initial email was allegedly sent by a student.It cited an “ever growing fear for men to be sued post intercourse”. The email, which has been shared widely on social media, read: “With your help we can fight the ever growing fear for men to be sued post intercourse due to consent not being recorded/denied/retracted the life destroying legal ramifications that follow – as well as allowing for a clear opportunity if the other, for instance female, does not wish to continue in the act – and leaves out the lack of communication which is responsible for the destruction of thousands of lives each year.” Source: Jade Wilson/Twitter By Garreth MacNamee Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

As MPs cant agree what to do about Brexit EU warns our

first_img 48 Comments Tory deputy chairman James Cleverly yesterday said the party was not preparing for a snap election.“I don’t think an election would solve anything. Time is of the essence, we have got Brexit to deliver. We don’t want to add any more unnecessary delay,” he told Sophy Ridge on Sky News.The poll also found narrow support for a second referendum.Contains reporting from © AFP 2019   British Prime Minister Theresa May Monday 1 Apr 2019, 8:47 AM Short URL Source: UK House of Commons/Twitter Share52 Tweet Email1 By Órla Ryan British Prime Minister Theresa May Image: House of Commons/PA Wire/PA Images As MPs can’t agree what to do about Brexit, EU warns ‘our patience is running out’ The House of Commons is set to vote on a number of options today. Apr 1st 2019, 7:44 AM Image: House of Commons/PA Wire/PA Imagescenter_img After failing to back the Withdrawal Agreement, Britain must now put forward an alternative plan, which could include asking for a longer extension, before 12 April or face leaving the European Union without a deal.An extraordinary EU summit is set to be held on 10 April.In a failed attempt to win over more support, May offered her own resignation if MPs backed her deal. Her future still hangs in the balance, with many people suggesting a general election is needed to break the impasse.If a delay beyond 22 May is secured, Britain could have to take part in the European Parliament elections.Running out of patience Frustration is growing within the EU, with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker yesterday telling an Italian TV station that the EU is running out of patience with Britain.“With our British friends we have had a lot of patience, but even patience is running out,” Juncker told Italian public TV channel Rai 1.Up to now, we know what the British parliament says no to, but we do not know what it says yes to.However, there appears to be momentum behind a plan to seek a deal that would see Britain stay in some kind of customs union with the EU.While this may satisfy the pro-EU members of May’s Cabinet, it threatens mass rebellion among the rest of her ministers, posing a serious threat to the government’s survival.Brexit-supporting minister Andrea Leadsom has organised a letter signed by 10 Cabinet members demanding that there be no further extension beyond 22 May, the Sunday Telegraph reported.The letter also spells out that May must stand by her party’s manifesto pledge to leave the customs union in order to be able to strike post-Brexit trade deals with other countries.General election threat Agreeing to seek a customs union, if demanded by MPs, could therefore trigger a mass ministerial walkout.However, ignoring MPs’ instructions could result in the same scenario; some pro-EU ministers have already quit and vote against the government.All of which leaves a general election looking ever more likely, with May last week stating: “I fear we are reaching the limits of this process in this House.”Conservative MPs across the board said they would block such a move, which requires two-thirds support in parliament.Party support has slipped by 7% to 36%, according an opinion poll in the Sunday Mail, putting Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour (41%) on course to be the largest party if an election is held. Today, MPs have again secured time for #IndicativeVotes on #Brexit. In #WestminsterHall, MPs will debate three Brexit petitions, including the #Article50 petition which secured over 6 million signatures. More in the#OrderPaper— UK House of Commons (@HouseofCommons) April 1, 2019 “We have got a minority government in a turbulent time.”Tory party deputy chairman @JamesCleverly tells #Ridge they’re not planning a general election despite not having control of the House. Follow live updates as #Brexit uncertainty continues:— Ridge on Sunday (@RidgeOnSunday) March 31, 2019 27,000 Views Source: Ridge on Sunday/Twitter Updated Apr 1st 2019, 8:47 AM BRITISH MPS WILL vote on a number of Brexit options today in a bid to find a path forward after rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal for a third time last Friday.Finding a consensus has proved impossible to date – last Wednesday MPs rejected eight options put to them in a series of indicative votes.The proposals with the most support were a UK-wide customs union with the EU and a second referendum.House Speaker John Bercow is set to choose which motions MPs will vote on – fewer options are likely to be put before the House of Commons in a bid to make progress.The eight possible options are as follows: As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: a unilateral right to exit the backstopleaving with no deal in the absence of a withdrawal agreementa UK-wide customs union with the EUa confirmatory public vote on whatever MPs decide a public vote to prevent a no-deal scenario parliamentary supremacy (if the EU does not grant a further extension, MPs would be asked to vote between a no-deal Brexit or revoking Article 50)joining the European Free Trade Association and the European Economic AreaThe debate is expected to begin at around 2.30pm, with voting taking place at 8pm.MPs are also set to discuss an online petition calling for Article 50 to be revoked, and Brexit effectively cancelled, which has received over six million signatures to date.  Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Some wanted Florida school shooting suspect committed in 2016

first_imgMIAMI — Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month’s Florida school massacre that they decided he should be forcibly committed.But the recommendation was never acted upon.A commitment under the law would have made it more difficult if not impossible for Nikolas Cruz to obtain a gun legally.Cruz is accused of the shooting rampage that killed 14 students and three school employees at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14. In addition, 17 people were wounded.But more than a year earlier, documents in the criminal case against Nikolas Cruz and obtained by The Associated Press show school officials and a sheriff’s deputy recommended in September 2016 that Cruz be involuntarily committed for a mental evaluation.The documents, which are part of Cruz’s criminal case in the shooting, show that he had written the word “kill” in a notebook, told a classmate that he wanted to buy a gun and use it, and had cut his arm supposedly in anger because he had broken up with a girlfriend. He also told another student he had drunk gasoline and was throwing up. Calls had even been made to the FBI about the possibility of Cruz using a gun at school.The documents were provided by a psychological assessment service initiated by Cruz’s mother called Henderson Behavioral Health. The documents show a high school resource officer who was also a sheriff’s deputy and two school counselors recommended in September 2016 that Cruz be committed for mental evaluation under Florida’s Baker Act. That law allows for involuntary commitment for mental health examination for at least three days.last_img read more

Parts of Miami fighting flood waters as king tide infiltrates streets

Parts of Miami fighting flood waters as king tide infiltrates streets

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Several Miami streets could be seen underneath flood waters as the king tide emerged in city streets.Residents living in the area near Northeast 79th Street and 10th Avenue saw flooding, Tuesday afternoon.7News cameras captured multiple vehicles wading through the high water at slow speeds.A Miami-Dade County commissioner said the city is trying to control the water coming from different directions, which includes storm drains and rain from Hurricane Dorian.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Citing safety concerns airlines refuse to fly to Tununak Airport

first_imgLocal airlines are no longer flying into Tununak’s small airport. (Courtesy of Andrea Pokrzywinski)About a year ago, Tununak opened a $19 million, state-of-the-art airport. But now, local airlines are refusing to fly there. The village’s shifting permafrost is buckling the runway, and both Ravn Alaska and Grant Aviation say that it’s too dangerous for pilots to land on it safely.Listen nowAccording to Gordon Tester, Tununak’s school principal, the airport has been effectively shut down since last Thursday. Community members weren’t really told what was happening.“We were calling the airlines [and] asking when the next plane was coming in,” Tester said. “And they just said they’re not landing until further notice. Well, then you have to ask, ‘well what is further notice?’”It was only then, said Tester, that Tununak residents discovered that Ravn and Grant had stopped flying to their village altogether.Like most Alaskan communities off the road system, Tununak relies on air travel for many goods and services.“It’s impacted the community because the shelves on the store are pretty much empty,” Tester said. “We haven’t received mail in over a week or so.”According to Tribal Administrator James James, several elderly residents are concerned about receiving their medications, some of which need to be refilled by mail.For now, community members are driving across the tundra on four wheelers to pick up their groceries and mail in Toksook Bay. Tester drove himself there the other day to pick up vegetables and an order of plastic lunch trays for the school.People have been joking about their bumpy flights in and out of Tununak for a while now, and Tribal Administrator James James said that he notified the Department of Transportation about the faulty runway earlier this year. The lower third of it is riddled with potholes, and now it’s starting to sink.According to Department of Transportation spokesperson Shannon McCarthy, the melting permafrost may be buckling under the airport’s weight.“We do expect some of that settling whenever we’re building on tundra or ice-rich soils,” McCarthy said. “We did expect some, but we didn’t expect this level of settling.”Tununak’s old airport didn’t have these sorts of problems, but McCarthy said that it still needed to be replaced. The old runway was built near the coast, and winter weather conditions made it difficult for planes to land there.As far as the new airport is concerned, McCarthy said that the Department of Transportation is sending one of its expert grader operators to Tununak with construction workers to assess the situation, but that their flights have been delayed by the autumn storms. Because their assessment has been delayed, McCarthy said that the Department of Transportation does not have a timetable yet for when Tununak’s runway will be fixed.last_img read more

Proposal to set up Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneurship

Proposal to set up Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneurship

first_imgVijayawada: A proposal to set up Finland Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneurship University (AIEU) in Andhra Pradesh was submitted to the government on Thursday.Peter Vesterbacka, founder of Slush, a Finnish mobile game developer and maker of Angry Birds met Mekapati Goutham Reddy, Minister for IT and Industries, along with Y Harish Chandra Prasad, founder and chief mentor, Malaxmi Group (local partner of the project) and expressed his willingness to set up the AIEU in the state. Also Read – DGP Gautam Sawang warns over objectional posts on social media Advertise With Us He also discussed with the minister on the employment potentiality of the sector and the need to train the young in Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneurship Skills through the proposed university. Goutham Reddy said that the government would examine the proposal and explore the possibilities of establishing the university. Co-founders and directors of Findia, Gunjana Garg and Amit Gupta, and Sandeep Mandava, CEO, Malaxmi Property Ventures Ltd, participated in the meeting with the minister.last_img read more

Third annual National Travel Agent Survey expands beyond homebased

Third annual National Travel Agent Survey expands beyond homebased

first_imgThird annual National Travel Agent Survey expands beyond home-based Share Thursday, February 28, 2019 Travelweek Group Posted by TORONTO — The third annual National Travel Agent Survey, an independent nationwide survey of close to 700 Canadian travel agents, was expanded for the first time to include non-hosted agents on commission and/or salary.The survey provides insight not only into the rapidly growing home-based sector, but into the retail travel industry as a whole, says The Travel Agent Next Door.The Travel Agent Next Door has gained access to the results of the survey and says it will be sharing it with industry partners and suppliers in the coming weeks.This year’s survey was conducted through January 2019 by a private consulting firm with input from close to 700 travel agents from across Canada, representing a wide variety of chains, consortiums, host agencies, call centres and independents.“Understanding home-based agents’ needs and priorities is very important to us,” said Flemming Friisdahl, Founder, The Travel Agent Next Door.“This year’s results are very interesting because they contain a lot of new information that wasn’t known before and also reveal that many non-home based agents are considering going home based in the future – and it tells us what questions and concerns they might have before doing so. “More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJKey findings from the 2019 survey include …. 79% of home-based agents are earning more for working the same hours. 43% of non-home based agents are considering going home-based. Agents have concerns about going home-based. 60.5% of home-based agents said eliminating the commute was their main motivationThe survey revealed that “a very high percentage” of agents who switched from a bricks-and-mortar or a store front to home-based said they were happier and over 90% said they had a better work/life balance. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Sen Brown Mr Mulvaney Should Resign

Sen Brown Mr Mulvaney Should Resign

first_img The U.S. Senate Committee of Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs’ top-ranking member, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has called for the resignation of Mick Mulvaney, Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This was in reaction to comments made by Mulvaney at a recent industry event, where he alluded to meeting with lobbyists if they contributed to his campaign.Speaking of his time as a Congressman, Mulvaney is reported by The Hill to have said, “If you were a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you were a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you. If you came from back home and sat in my lobby, I would talk to you without exception, regardless of the financial contributions.”“Deciding who you will meet with based on campaign contributions is the kind of ‘pay to play’ that understandably makes Americans furious with Washington, D.C.,” Sen. Brown said. “Mr. Mulvaney should resign, and The White House should quickly nominate a permanent CFPB Director with bipartisan support and a moral compass.”Tom Cole, an Oklahoma Republican, and a House Appropriations Committee member was reported by Bloomberg as saying that he had no reason to question Mulvaney’s integrity despite the remarks. Cole noted he “wasn’t exactly a lobbyist’s favorite when he was here.”Defending Mulvaney’s speech, OMB spokesman John Czwartacki said that Mulvaney’s comments were being taken out of context. “Director Mulvaney’s speech today made it clear that being from “back home” is “without exception” more important than money when visiting congressmen. Read the transcript for yourself,” Czarnecki said.Referring back to Mulvaney’s remarks to lenders that they should press lawmakers hard to pursue their agenda, Brown said that banks and lenders didn’t need any more lobbyists. “Banks and payday lenders already have armies of lobbyists on their sides—they don’t need one more,” he said.During the industry event, Mulvaney had also said that “We are going to do what the law says, but not what the law doesn’t say.” That sentiment has echoed Mulvaney’s tone throughout his tenure at the CFPB, where he has worked to scale back what he believes to be an overreach by the bureau and has called for changes to its oversight and overall mission. During recent testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services, Mulvaney said, “The bureau is not designed to be accountable and my work there is aimed towards one end goal: to make the bureau more accountable.” CFPB mulvaney OMB Sen. Sherrod Brown Senate Banking Committee 2018-04-25 Radhika Ojha in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Sen. Brown: “Mr. Mulvaney Should Resign”center_img Share April 25, 2018 690 Views last_img read more

airlinesfear of flyingflyingInsureandgotipstravel

airlinesfear of flyingflyingInsureandgotipstravel

first_imgairlinesfear of flyingflyingInsureandgotipstravel insurance New data from a survey of an independent, nationally representative panel of 1000 Australian adults who have travelled in the last six months, commissioned by InsureandGo has found an increase in the fear of flying for over half of the surveyed participants, with 59% of under 30s afraid of flying, and that anxiety is growing. Despite statistics suggesting that air travel has become measurably safer over the past three decades, 37 per cent of Aussies who admitted to having fears about flying experienced anxiety when taking off, landing or due to turbulence. For 56 per cent of Aussies who fear flying, the fear has increased in the last five years, which contradicts a decrease in the risks posed by flying over the same period.The survey results found that the younger the traveller, the more likely they are to fear flying internationally, with 17 per cent of under 30s declaring their fear, followed by 17% of those in their 30s, 9 per cent of 40-49 year olds, 6 per cent of those aged 50-59, and only 4 per cent of over 60s.However, the results show at least half of respondents, regardless of age group, reported they have come to fear flying more now than they did five years ago. Fear of flying has increased for 50 per cent of under 30s, 70 per cent of 30-39 year olds, 58 per cent of those in their 40s, and 51 per cent of those over 50 years old.“While the findings reveal a large proportion of Aussies, particularly young people, fear flying, flight-related accidents are a rare occurrence. When accidents do occur, however, they are widely reported and gain a great deal of media attention, which can contribute to travellers’ heightened fear,” explained InsureandGo spokesperson, Jonathan Etkind.Which planes do we fear the most?The survey respondents were asked which types of planes they fear flying with the most. Surprisingly, there was negligible difference between the proportion of travellers who fear flying on small planes and large planes. Among travellers who fear flying, just over one in three (35 per cent) fear small planes with exposed double propellers used for regional flights. Thirty-one (31) per cent fear flying most on medium sized passenger aeroplanes, normally used for domestic flights. Thirty-three (33) per cent most fear large passenger aircraft, like those used for international flights, such as the Boeing 747 or Airbus A380s.What causes our fears?The estimated worldwide air traffic last year was 37.8 million flights, with the accident rate being one fatal accident per 2.52 million flights[3]. Despite these statistics, when accidents do occur, they are widely reported and gain a great deal of media attention, and this is reflected in the findings. Hearing news of plane accidents heightened the fear of flying among 39 per cent of respondents – and 56 per cent of under-30s respondents. In contrast, 73 per cent of over-60s and 66 per cent of those in their 50s weren’t affected by such news.last_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

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the lives of the remaining members of the ethnic group Bwatiye people who are predominantly found in Southern Adamawa in Numan Demsa Lamurde LGAs and Girei LGA in Adamawa Central said the appeal became necessary in view of the incessant attacks on the ethnic group by heavily armed Fulani herdsmen which had led to the death of over 100 people In a press statement signed by the National President of Pene Da Bwatiye Prince Hezron Fada made available to journalists in Jos he alleged that “Armed Fulani herdsmen have attacked more than 10 villages in the locality between January and July 2016 It read: “It is with a heavy heart that the Bwatiye Community represented by our umbrella organization PENE DA BWATIYE wish to draw the attention of Nigerians to the massive destruction of the rural town of Kodomun in Demsa Local Government of Adamawa State and the brutal cold blooded murder of twenty five (25) persons comprising our revered elders young and middle aged men and children “The attacks have left a population of over 2500 inhabitants now homeless and scattered in towns and villages as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) “Please recall that from January to July this year similar mass killings took place in the Bwatiye villages of Koh Goron Ndikajam Tabongo No-Ine Fawaire and Jimoh in Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State where seventy two (72) deaths were recorded including the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Vunoklang a suburb of the Jimeta metropolis “There is no doubt that the killings by the Fulani herdsmen and their hired mercenaries were perpetrated under a grand design to annihilate the Bwatiye race as a people Upto this time no one has been apprehended questioned or sanctioned by the authorities over the incidences Is this not a conspiracy of silence “As painful as the destruction and looting of property and the brutal killings of our defenceless people and the removal of some vital parts of their bodies for ritual purposes have been we have managed with difficulty to implore our communities to refrain from taking law into their own hands While we continue to look up to the State Government for justice and protection unfortunately government failed in this regard “We find this failure of government unacceptable as it is equally becoming more challenging to restrain our people from rising up to their own self defence by every possible means against armed Fulani herdsmen that are using assault riffles and hard core military weapons as did in Koh Ndikajam No-Ine Tabong Goron Fawaire and Jimoh in Girei Local Government Area “The impunity of these invaders will not stop unless the government ceases to treat them with kid gloves We are gratified that the president of the Federal republic of Nigeria President Muhamamdu Buhari has at last directed the security agents to disarm them However we wait to see what will happen for with the likes of Commissioner of Police of Adamawa State All Ghazzali Mohammed as law enforcement officers we will be faced with either non-compliance or complicity “You will recall that this Commissioner of Police on Tuesday 2nd August 2016 said no life was lost in the invasion of Kodomun and that he did not allow his men to intervene in the attack because according him it was a communal clash and to do so would appear to be taking sides This man is therefore not fit for a Command position He should be removed immediately by the Inspector General of Police “In light of the foregoing we unequivocally affirm that it is not a coincidence that the brunt of these murderous attacks have been directed mainly at the ethnic nationalities and other well meaning citizens who are opposed to this diabolic agenda “Apart from the call to quickly disarm the herdsmen the Bwatiye people also demanded a constitution of a judicial panel of enquiry to ascertain the true position of the immediate and remote causes of all these deadly attacks on innocent and defenseless people “More importantly we demand the immediate 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