International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

first_imgEvery year on March 21, people around the world gather in their communities with a common goal–the elimination of racism. Since the 1960 massacre of anti-apartheid demonstrators in Sharpeville, South Africa, the date has been a symbol of the need to protect human rights. In 1966, the United Nations formally recognized the date as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, to commemorate the men, women and children who died on that day. This year, Partners Against Racism (PAR) is asking young people to take an active role in ending racism in their communities. Eliminating Racism: The Power of Youth will engage Nova Scotia youth through discussions, a mini-film festival and inspirational speakers. It will encourage them to reflect on their own actions and come up with positive solutions. “This event is very different from those of previous years,” said Michael Noonan, acting director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. “There is a strong focus on engaging youth participation. Young people have the power to affect their communities in amazing ways.” To coincide with the film festival format, director-producer Sobaz Benjamin will talk to participants about using film as a tool for change. Mr. Benjamin will also accept the Human Rights Award for his positive work with youth and promoting change through film. “Mr. Benjamin has done significant work examining racism and working towards solutions in his films,” said Sandra Smith Muir, co-chair of PAR. “The event will give participants the chance to see some of his work as well as hear, first-hand, why he believes it is so important to spread his message.” Mr. Benjamin will visit elementary and junior high students in Wolfville, Kings Co., on Tuesday, March 20, to discuss issues of racism. In the evening, he will speak at Acadia University for their International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination event. Mr. Benjamin will screen his award-winning film Race is a Four-letter Word at 7 p.m in the KC Irving Centre. The events are sponsored by Acadia’s Equity Office and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission with participation from the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board. On Monday, March 19, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, Cape Breton University Human Rights Office and Cape Breton Regional Municipality Affirmative Action Committee will host Stop Racism: A Community Dialogue in Sydney. Highlights include a harmony breakfast, entertainment by the Inspirational Singers, a drama presentation from students of Holy Angels High School, a keynote speech by Mr. Noonan and the presentation of the Carl “Campy” Crawford Award. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room, Cape Breton University. “We are pleased that events are taking place across the province in recognition of this important day,” said Mr. Noonan. “Participation in these events continues to grow. I believe people understand they can be part of the solution by countering racism in their communities.” The Partners Against Racism event will be held at St. Andrew’s Centre, 6955 Bayers Rd., Halifax from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Due to the emotional content it is best suited for participants over the age of 13.last_img read more

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News of fatwa against Nusrat found to be fake

first_imgKolkata: The news of fatwa given by Darul Uloom to Nusrat Jahan for wearing bindi and marrying a non-Muslim, which is being circulated in national media for the past couple of days, has been found to be false.An investigation carried out by fact-checking website AltNews has proved that the news regarding Nusrat’s marriage is a fake one. Nusrat, the Trinamool MP from Basirhat who has recently married businessman Nikhil Jain, took her oath in Parliament in Bengali and touched the feet of the Speaker. Nusrat’s gesture was appreciated by social media and media alike. The controversy began after a national television channel telecast the statement of Asad Kashim of Darul Uloom, portraying him as an Ulema. He had allegedly criticised Nusrat’s gesture, her marrying a non-Muslim and wearing bindi. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersSome media channels subsequently began telecasting Asad’s statement as a fatwa. AltNews got hold of Asad, who told the reporter that the representatives of two national channels had asked him for his comment on the matter and he had expressed his views, which have nothing to do with a fatwa. He has also denied any connection with Darul Uloom. There is nothing on the fatwa in the official website of Darul Uloom either. When contacted by AltNews, a senior official of Darul categorically denied the issuance of any such fatwa against Nusrat.last_img read more

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Committed to complete Kartarpur Corridor despite tense ties with India Pakistan

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan is committed to complete the Kartarpur corridor project for Sikh pilgrims ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak despite the tensions in relations with India, a senior aide to the Pakistani Prime Minister said on Sunday.The Kartarpur corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which was established in 1522 by Baba Guru Nanak. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USSpecial Assistant to Pakistan Prime Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan in a series of tweets said that Kartarpur is a sacred place for Sikhs and is the perfect example of interfaith harmony.She dismissed reports that Pakistan had stalled work on the corridor due to fresh strain in ties with India.She said irrespective of India-Pakistan relations Pakistan’s doors are open to Sikh pilgrims visiting the Darbar Sahib Kartarpur.In the world of growing extremism and intolerance, Kartarpur corridor resonates the message of respect and tolerance, she was quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsAwan said the white colour in the Pakistani flag represents minorities and it is as dear to the government as the green is.She said the corridor would be inaugurated in November this year as per the schedule and terms of reference finalised with India.Tension between India and Pakistan has escalated after New Delhi revoked Article 370 of the Constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories on August 5. Reacting to India’s move on Kashmir, Pakistan downgraded diplomatic ties with New Delhi. Pakistan is building the corridor from the Indian border to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib while the other part from Dera Baba Nanak up to the border will be constructed by India.last_img read more

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Wheat and oat futures fall while corn and soybean futures rise on

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Wheat and oat futures fall, while corn and soybean futures rise on the CBOT by The Associated Press Posted Jun 26, 2013 4:04 pm MDT CHICAGO – Grains futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for July delivery fell 8.75 cents to $6.67 a bushel; July corn rose 7.75 cents to $6.645 a bushel; July oats fell 3.5 cents to $3.8375 a bushel; while July soybeans rose 9 cents to $15.3425 a bushel.Beef prices rose, while pork prices fell on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.August live cattle rose 1.05 cent to $1.2117 a pound; August feeder cattle rose 1.05 cent to $1.4892 a pound; July lean hogs fell 0.20 cent to 99.95 cents a pound. read more

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Tim Hortons plans fullservice coffee shops in England Scotland Wales

Tim Hortons plans full-service coffee shops in England, Scotland, Wales by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 31, 2016 5:28 am MDT Last Updated Aug 31, 2016 at 7:29 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Cups of coffee sit on a counter in a Tim Hortons outlet in Oakville, Ont. on Monday September 16, 2013. Tim Hortons is laying off an unspecified number of employees at its headquarters in a reorganization of its operations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young TORONTO – Tim Hortons is continuing its international expansion with plans to open its first full-service coffee shops in Great Britain.The company partnered with an investor to establish a master franchise joint venture company that will open the stores in England, Scotland and Wales.In late July, Tim Hortons announced a similar agreement in the Philippines, which is the brand’s first stop in Southeast Asia.It did not specify how many stores it plans to open in Great Britain or when, but a spokesperson said in an email that it seeks to be a leader in the market.Daniel Schwartz, CEO of Restaurant Brands International, said in a statement that the area is an attractive market with a strong and growing coffee culture.RBI, the parent company of Tim Hortons and Burger King, is looking to grow Tim Hortons globally.It reported its second quarter earnings earlier this month, which showed the number of Tim Hortons locations increased about three per cent to 4,464 stores in the quarter. read more

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We have this week says UN envoy urging Libyan parties to quickly

“We have this week. Let us try to make it possible this week. Let us not wait for more time. What is possible now will be…a solution that will seem difficult in the short perspective, but I am sure it will be the right one,” said Bernardino Léon, Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). “Let us be flexible and constructive in these coming…days and I am sure we will be able to make it,” has said from the Moroccan city of Skhirat, where is facilitating the latest round of Libyan political talks based on the draft political proposal he presented a little more than two weeks ago, and where yesterday he attended the iftar – the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset. Mr. Léon encouraged the participants to take advantage of the occasion of Ramadan, hoping that the next ones will be “just to celebrate or to remember those hard days in which we had to negotiate the Libyan political agreement.” The UNSMIL Chief added that all parties involved in the process must encourage their contacts, “all the people throughout the country”, to do “everything possible” to create the best environment for the agreement and to send positive messages about peace and reconciliation. “There will not be real peace if there is not real reconciliation, and these weeks of Ramadan are the best time to pardon and only on this basis it will be possible to have a real and sustainable peace,” he stressed. Finally, Mr. Léon mentioned that, during a conversation yesterday with forces from the city of Zintan, he was assured that every effort will be made to give back his freedom to Dr. Suleiman Zobi, a former member of the General National Congress in Tripoli, who has been kidnapped last year. “And there are many other cases of people who have been arrested and this is the right time. We should not wait until there is an agreement and we start to implement the agreement. We should do these now. This is very important,” the Special Representative added. read more

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Archery Indoor Recurve finals Mangra Mohamed win individual matches

Director of Sport Christopher Jones, President of Archery Guyana, Mohamed Khan, kneeling left at 2018 Indoor Archery Finals at the National GymnasiumThe National Gymnasium came alive again on Sunday December 2, 2018 when Archery Guyana’s Indoor Recurve Championship finals kicked-off.The action began at 12:30h after brief remarks and introduction of officials by Secretary-General Mrs Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon, Director of Shooting Umasankar Madray and National Sports Commission Director of Sport Christopher Jones who declared the competition open.Individual Match Play commenced with Women’s Semi-Finals and Quarter-Finals whereby competitors were required to shoot four rounds of three arrows each with the aim of winning the round (2points) and trying reach 6 points to qualify for the Finals.This was hotly contested by the ladies as nerves seemed to play a part going to end. The gold was secured by Narda Mohamed, giving Shereeda Yusuf the Silver.In the Match-Play between Samira Duncan and Vidushi-Persaud McKinnon the first end was won by Duncan with a score of 18 vs 7 but Persaud-McKinnon won the 2nd end with her score of 16 vs 5.Thereafter, Duncan won the other ends, thereby securing the Bronze Medal.In the Individual Cadet Women’s division Talitha Kissoon and Jessica Callender went head to head with Kissoon winning gold and Callender winning silver.Next were the men’s individual natch play with Umasankar Madray, Anand Mangra, Sean Duncan, Ryan McKinnon, Latchman Singh, Mohamed Khan, Jeewanram Persaud and Nicholas Hing in the individual men’s division.The same  four rounds were shot for the Semis and finals as competition heated up.Persaud was knocked out by Madray, while Duncan was knocked out Singh, Mangra knocked out Khan and McKinnon knocked out Hing to gain top spots in the medal matches.Competition was stiff between Mangra and Madray for the Gold with both men determined to win.The first end was a win by Mangra with a score of 21 vs 17.The shooters both tied in the second end with a score of 19 thereby each securing 1 point.However, the following two ends saw Mangra coming out on top while Madray took the silver.Meanwhile, Sean Duncan and Ryan McKinnon battled for the bronze. After winning the first three ends thereby securing full points, McKinnon upset Duncan to take the bronze medal.As soon as the Individual rounds ended, the Team rounds began. In much the same as the ranking rounds, excitement between the teams was high as they shot their rounds hoping to come out on top.The top team gold medalists were Umasankar Madray & Nicholas Hing, while team silver medalists were Sean Duncan & Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon and team bronze medalists were Jeewanram Persaud & Talitha Kissoon.All medals were sponsored by the National Sports Commission and presented by Director of Sport, Jones to each archer.In his Closing Remarks, the Director of Sport, expressed his commitment to seeing archery’s development in the schools and the regions, while working along with Archery Guyana.Archery Guyana’s next and final archery competition to close the year will be the 2018 Outdoor Recurve Championships on Sunday, December 16 at the Carifesta Sports Complex Ground.Results of Archery Guyana’s 2018 Indoor Recurve Championships – Sunday December 2:Individual WomenGold – Narda Mohamed – 77Silver – Shereeda Yusuf – 69Bronze – Samira Duncan – 62Individual MenGold – Anand Mangra – 85Silver – Umasankar Madray – 74Bronze – Ryan McKinnon – 66Individual Cadet WomenGold – Talitha Kissoon – 65Silver – Jessica Callender – 40TeamsGold – Umasankar Madray & Nicholas HingSilver – Sean Duncan & Vidushi Persaud-McKinnonBronze – Jeewanram Persaud & Talitha Kissoon Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedArchery Guyana hosts successful year-end indoor recurve competitionNovember 10, 2018In “Sports”Archery Guyana’s new Board of Directors electedSeptember 15, 2018In “latest news”Archery Guyana successfully completes World Archery Level 1 Coach Training CourseMay 7, 2018In “latest news” read more

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Careful now Warnings of black ice on roads across the country

first_imgWE DID WARN you it would be cold this morning but AA Roadwatch is now urging motorists to take care on the roads this morning with reports of black ice across the country.Met Éireann said the day will start “cold and frosty” across most areas with ice on some untreated surfaces. In Kilkenny, Cork and Monaghan, AA Roadwatch is advising extra care in a number of places because of icy conditions. In Louth there are reports of “severe black ice” on all routes around Ardee with gardaí dealing with a number of incidents. There is widespread black ice around Navan town and through parts of the county and AA is also advising extra care in Ennis, Co Clare.The frost should clear later today as rain moves in but until then, take care out there folks.Read: Bundle up: Temperatures set to plummet tonight>last_img read more

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Coast Guard warns people to stay away from sea fog

first_imgTHE PUBLIC IS being urged to stay away from areas affected by sea fog.The Coast Guard alert comes after three girls were rescued from Sandymount Beach last night.The girls had become disorientated when a heavy fog rolled in. They were cut off by the incoming tide and surrounded by water. There was very little visibility and temperatures were dropping, according to the RNLI.A woman was also taken to hospital after she fell on rocks at Bullock Harbour near Dalkey.Sea fog is forecast all along the east coast today and the RNLI’s Mark McGibney says that last night’s incident could have been serious.“If they had walked in the wrong direction they could have quickly become out of their depth, instead they made the right decision and called for help. In this case thankfully it ended well.”Read: Three teenage girls rescued from heavy fog on Sandymount beachlast_img read more

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Maybe our best start in the last few years Lloris

first_imgAccording to the France national team captain and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper, his team is playing football very wellTottenham Hotspur is currently sitting in the fourth position of the English Premier League with 27 points.The Spurs is just 5 points away from leader Manchester City.And for France national team and Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, this might be the best start in the last couple of years.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“At the moment in the league, we are in a good position. It is maybe one of our best starts of the last few years,” he told Goal.“We are in a good position and we need to carry on in the same way and try to improve the way we play.”“We are still competitive and we will be ready for top four challenge,” he added.last_img read more

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Blazers McCollum says all the right things

first_imgPORTLAND — CJ McCollum, polished and savvy beyond his 21 years, learned his first NBA lesson on Monday morning: Don’t speak on behalf of your coach, rook.McCollum — the 10th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft seated between the man who placed him high on the Portland Trail Blazers’ board late last year and the man who will mentor him — seemed to say the right things.“Working hard and being consistent in practice not only on the offensive end but on the defensive end as well,” McCollum said.Then, he continued.“The coach to my left will tell you, he doesn’t really care too much about knocking down 3s if you’re giving up 3s and layups…”To which Blazers head coach Terry Stotts jokingly interjected: “I like making 3s, though.”The lighthearted moment during McCollum’s introductory press conference as the rookie Trail Blazer accentuated the elation at the Rose Garden Arena.The Blazers continue to build up the 2013-14 roster with free-agent signings and trades.Though the team did not discuss the acquisitions on Monday as the NBA remains in a moratorium period, the recent draft represented the first huge gain. And in McCollum, the Blazers landed their building block.“It’s another exciting day for us this offseason, anytime you get an opportunity to draft a guy you targeted as early as December,” general manager Neil Olshey said in his opening remarks. “We’re really pleased with CJ, not just as a player but as a person. The type of character that he brings to our organization, he helps build our culture. From day one, he expressed interest in being here, which we really value. It doesn’t hurt that Damian (Lillard) and the rest of the guys on the roster were targeting him as well.”last_img read more

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MGMT Alison Wonderland Slated For Buku Music Art Project

first_imgNews New Orleans multigenre festival includes a diverse roster of artists and promises fans a fun time in the Big Easy next MarchRenée FabianGRAMMYs Nov 7, 2017 – 3:26 pm The seventh annual Buku Music & Art Project festival is set to rock New Orleans March 9 and 10, 2018. Are you ready?With a focus on EDM, hip-hop and indie rock, the initial lineup for this multigenre festival includes some must-see acts such as headliners Bassnectar, MGMT, SZA, and Alison Wonderland. Other artists who will be performing include Mura Masa, Borgore, Isaiah Rashad, Sylvan Esso, and more.Get in on this “underground house-party vibe.” Tickets are currently available via the festival’s website.Music Festivals 2018: Big Ears Experimental Fest Favors JazzRead more Facebook Twitter Buku Music & Art Project: MGMT, Alison Wonderland mgmt-alison-wonderland-slated-buku-music-art-project Email MGMT, Alison Wonderland Slated For Buku Music & Art Project last_img read more

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News Notes From WCTV Did You Know WCTV Has A Podcast Studio

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television has seen a Podcast explosion in 2019. Have you noticed?Let me start with the quick explanation on podcasting. Podcasts are like radio, but you listen to it on-demand. They are typically a series with a common theme. You can listen to WCTV podcasts through the WCTV App, Soundclound and through the Apple Podcast App. Just search for WCTV. We also list them on our website at currently has nine podcast series being produced inside our podcast studio. Two of those are driven by WCTV staff. But the other seven come from residents who are interested in sharing their stories, their insights and their interests. If you’re new to podcasting, or very familiar with the platform, I invite you to check out these series from Wilmington producers. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this sort of widespread creativity in our studio.“Namaste with Renee” is the newest series. Renee Marcou has been spending hours in the studio over the past month putting together her program, which talks a lot about finding your inner peace.“Quick Health Concepts” with Dr. Leslee Quick is all about healthy living. Her first two podcasts talked about cannabis and its applications in health, with specific mentions of CBD and how it’s different than marijuana.“Fresh Perspectives” from Caroline Buckley is produced in partnership with the Substance Abuse Coalition and deals specifically with substance use and recovery.“Minding Your Business” with Amy LaMarche invites local business owners to come in and talk about their industry and offer tips for potential customers. It’s not a sales pitch. It’s all about educating the consumer.“TaP: Teens and Parents” features the mother-son combo of Erica and Connor Marchant. This series delves into issues that families face. The most recent episode was all about social media use and the internet in general.“Mark’s Musings” is one of our longest-running podcasts from producer Mark Ryan. Mark interviews authors in a very conversational setting.“Now This With the North Nurse” is on summer break. But these short clips from Jane Ferrara and Heather Peachey deal with healthy concepts at school. Usually complete with sound effects!“How To Make a Memory” isn’t produced in our studio. But we wouldn’t feel right leaving Jen Tierney’s podcast off this list. Her Wilmington-based series is all about making memories with the ones you love.I mentioned at the beginning that we also have a pair of staff-produced podcasts. At the top of the list is Bridging the Digital Divide, WCTV’s award-winning podcast produced by staff member Lisa Kapala and Brad McKenna from the Wilmington Memorial Library. If you often feel like technology is leaving you behind, this series will get you caught up. We also do a monthly “Member Spotlight” featuring one of our WCTV members.Do you want to join the list of Wilmington podcasters? WCTV will train you on the equipment and host your series on our account. Contact Lisa Kapala at to learn more. If nothing else, please check out an episode. You might be surprised at what you hear.(NOTE: The above announcement was submitted by WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNews & Notes From WCTV: WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville Answers YOUR QuestionsIn “Community”WCTV Wants To Help YOU Launch Your Own PodcastIn “Community”PODCAST: Listen To Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition’s New PodcastIn “Videos”last_img read more

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Bad loans to Kingfisher Airlines CBI raids on Vijay Mallyas offices residences

first_imgThe Central BUreau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday raided the houses and offices of Vijay Mallya and his now grounded Kingfisher Airlines in Delhi and Bengaluru in connection with alleged fraud in Rs 900 crore loan given to him by IDBI Bank, a loan that has been declared as non-performing asset.The raids were conducted at five places, officials said.IDBI Bank came under the scanner in 2014 for granting an alleged bad loan to Kingfisher Airlines despite knowing its precarious financial position and negative credit ratings.Mallya’s airline has been grounded since October 2012.A string of Indian banks have an exposure of nearly Rs 7,000 crore in loans to the airline, with the State Bank of India (SBI) leading with Rs 1,600 crore.The Punjab National Bank, Bank of India and the Bank of Baroda have loan exposure of Rs 800 crore, Rs 650 crore and Rs 550 crore respectively.last_img read more

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Pair the right eyewear with right attire

first_imgThe right kind of eyewear can make or break your entire look. While black rimmed glasses are for the fall season, oversized glasses look great with high waist trousers and polo T-shirt, suggest experts. Ishaan Kataria, Gem Opticians and Salesh Grover, Business Head, OSL luxury, have rolled out tips on how you can amp up your outfits with the perfect glasses:* Formal: The trending black rimmed glasses are meant for the fall season and the formal look. Another easy fit for any formal look is the gradient almost transparent lenses that can add the right amount of suave to your persona. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFormal wear in classic hues of blue, grey, black should be accessorised with basic frames which do not subdue the simple and suave look.* Casual: Face shape and size is an important determinant to choose the eyewear. The double framed look (frame in frame look) with tinted lenses could make an interesting eyewear option.Pastel colour shirts, T-shirts go well with big framed or double framed glasses. Checkered shirts and a pair of shorts or jeans along with simple gold rimmed aviator also does the trick. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive* Classic: The gold wired metal glasses are a classic and look radically cool. A much less aggressive version of an aviator adds an unusual sense of depth. Also the oversized wired metal glasses harkens back to the 1970’s, minus the weight.For that classic 1970’s look keep your outfit subtle and stylish. Like a pair of high waist trousers, polo T-shirt and oversized sunglasses.last_img read more

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AlQaida releases 911 anniversary video

first_img Sponsored Stories Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Top Stories center_img Top holiday drink recipes Gadahn assails President Barack Obama for his statements that the Unites States is not at war with Islam.He says “America is crystal clear about its opposition to Islam as a political system, Islam as a ruling system … and the essence of Islam.”He then asks: “So, how can America say that it is not at war with Islam?”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix CAIRO (AP) – Al-Qaida’s leader claims in a video posted on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks that his warriors “defeated America in Iraq”.Ayman Al-Zawahri’s message was posted on militant websites late Tuesday, to coincide with the anniversary.The 57-minute video, titled “Truth has Come and Falsehood has Perished,” included remarks by Adam Gadahn, a spokesman for Osama bin Laden and old footage of bin Laden and other al-Qaida figures.last_img read more

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To Lenders the Future Doesnt Look So Hot

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Share December 16, 2016 549 Views With the first Fed rate hike in a year occurring on Wednesday and three more increases expected in 2017—and the average 30-year FRM nearly 20 basis points higher than it was at this time a year ago—lender optimism toward the market has plunged as this year ends and a new one begins, according to a survey from Fannie Mae.The average 30-year FRM rose by another three basis points this week up to 4.16 percent, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) for the week ending December 15. For the same week last year, rates were at 3.97 percent.The PMMS was completed prior to the Fed’s announcement on Wednesday that it would raise the federal funds target rate up to one-half to three-quarters percent, however.”As was almost-universally expected, the FOMC closed the year with its one-and-only rate hike of 2016,” Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sean Becketti said. “The consensus of the committee points to more rate hikes in 2017. However, the experience of this year combined with the policy uncertainty that accompanies a new administration suggests a wait-and-see outlook.”Lenders may be waiting and seeing, but at the same time, they were much less enthused about the market in Q4 than they have been for the previous three quarters. Fannie Mae’s Fourth Quarter 2016 Mortgage Lenders Sentiment Survey found that after three quarters of optimism with regard to positive profit margin, lenders’ outlook reversed course in Q4, as the outlook for profit margin fell to a survey low. Additionally, survey lows were reported across nearly all loan types for the share of lenders expecting growth over the next three months in both purchase and refinance originations.“The survey captured lenders’ bearish sentiment driven by the recent surge in mortgage rates—a level of bearishness last seen in the summer of 2013 during the taper tantrum,” said Doug Duncan, SVP and chief economist at Fannie Mae. “The sudden surge in mortgage rates weighed on expected future purchase and refinance volume. Downbeat production expectations suppressed lenders’ profit margin outlook to the worst showing in the survey’s short history.”The good news for lenders is that mortgage rates are not expected to increase much more over the next 12 months than they already have—and they are still low compared to historic levels. Redfin recently reported they do not expect rates to rise higher than 4.3 percent by the end of 2017—only 17 basis points higher than Freddie Mac’s current average 30-year FRM. By comparison, the rate reached 18 percent in 1981.“Rates could slowly unwind in coming quarters, reversing some of the expected decline in volume,” Duncan said. “However, the potential normalization of interest rates after a sustained period of strong refinancing volumes presents the biggest business challenge facing mortgage lenders in some time.”center_img To Lenders, the Future Doesn’t Look So Hot Mortgage Lenders Mortgage Rates 2016-12-16 Seth Welbornlast_img read more

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