first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Nov 2015 – Owners of the Tuscany and Venetian resort condos on Grace Bay filed a complaint about the proposed 12-storey development planned for next door to their properties, and today a judgment was handed down giving them victory in the case. Chief Justice Margaret Ramsay Hale agreed with the argument put forth by Tuscany and Venetian and ruled for their legal costs to be covered by respondents in the case and stated in the ruling that there was a breach. Those respondents are: The Governor, the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Planning and the Director of Planning. From the judgment the case was won by the Venetian and the Tuscany owners because there was insufficient public consultation and the applicants challenged the authority of Cabinet or Planning Department to alter the planning ordinance in the way that they did. In her grounds for the ruling, the CJ says while the Director of Planning and the Minister, who is in this case Hon Amanda Misick are given certain authorities, those need to be thoroughly executed by ensuring among other things that people who will be impacted by the proposed zoning changes are informed and given opportunity to make representation before any plan is submitted and approved by the Governor. This proper process, according to Ramsay-Hale, did not happen. When it comes to the consultation on this zoning change to go with taller buildings in Provo, the Chief Justice outlines that the consultation must come at a point when there is an opportunity to influence the proposal and not when the decision has already been made. The town hall meeting held by the PNP Administration was described as a ‘sham’ by attendees as it appeared the plan was already approved before having public input. The case today determined that a notice by the Department of Planning to amend the Development Manual to make the 12 story or 150-ft height legal was rescinded and called ‘void’ and of ‘no effect’ by the Chief Justice in her ruling. Magnetic Media has sought to get reaction to the decision handed down just hours ago; there was no reply up to news production time. Recommended for you Oseta Jolly Primary gets huge donation from two leading resort developments Related Items:12 storey, margaret, shutdown, the venetian, tuscany Opposition says: Govt slow to restore construction industry; 12-storey debacle no surprise RitzCarlton sets up signs for 12-storey on Grace Bay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 18, 2017 – Nassau – Police say they have a suspect for the Ida Street shooting of Monday night, explaining that the launch of an island wide man hunt was a success in this case and others are being sought for the Monday night crime.   The victim was standing in the front of his home when he was shot by two men, who drove up to him in a white Honda vehicle and sped off.Police also yesterday released wanted posters.   The shooting on Ida Street takes the country’s murder count to 113.   It is a horrifying statistic which has the PM of The Bahamas, Dr. Hubert Minnis begging Bahamians to turn the criminals in to authorities.   In 2016, The Bahamas counted 111 people killed and saw the figure spike to an alarming 146 in 2015, according to the tabulation of the #NassauGuardian.#MagneticMediaNews#shootingonIdaStreet Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #NassauGuardian., #shootingonIdaStreetlast_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — The top leaders in the Democratic party called on embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., to resign Saturday even as the scandal-tarred congressman announced he would seek a leave of absence from the House to seek treatment.Weiner spokeswoman Risa Heller said Saturday afternoon that the congressman “departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person.” She added that he would request “a short leave of absence from the House” after which he would make a decision on his political future. Heller did not return an email regarding what sort of treatment Weiner was seeking.Weiner’s decision came just as the Democratic party leadership issued a coordinated call for him to resign.“Congressman Weiner has the love of his family, the confidence of his constituents, and the recognition that he needs help,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.). “I urge Congressman Weiner to seek that help without the pressures of being a Member of Congress.”Of Weiner, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida said “the behavior he has exhibited is indefensible and Representative Weiner’s continued service in Congress is untenable.”Assistant House Minority Leader Jim Clyburn of South Carolina offered a discordant note in the nearly-unanimous calls for Weiner’s resignation; “I stand by my comments from last week that the full Caucus should address this issue when we meet next week,” he said in a statement.last_img read more

first_imgHyderabad: South Central Railway (SCR) Additional General Manager John Thomas conducted a detailed review on safety, punctuality and freight loading on Monday at Rail Nilayam in Secunderabad, along with the principal heads of departments and Divisional Railway Managers (DRM) of all six divisions i.e., Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur and Nanded, through video conference. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us The Additional General Manager stressed on the precautions to be taken for running of the trains during monsoon season. He advised all the DRMs to intensify the patrolling at bridges, tunnels and tanks and vulnerable areas to avoid any unusual occurrences. He also instructed to make action plans to ensure safety of the track during monsoon season. He advised all the officers and staff to strictly avoid short cut methods in day-to-day train operations. John Thomas reviewed the signal and engineering failures during the onset of monsoon season. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us On the punctuality aspect, he advised all the DRMs to personally monitor and draw an action plan to attain optimal punctuality duly ensuring safe working. During the meeting, he also instructed all the DRMs to take special attention on the progress of elimination of manned-level crossings. He also reviewed the progress on the implementation of e-office and Unique Medical Identity Card (UMID) registrations by employees and pensioners. Chief Administrative Officer (Construction) Vijay Agarwal and other senior officials were present in the meeting.last_img read more

first_imgThis combination photo shows president Donald Trump and attorney Michael Cohen. The audio recording of Trump and his then-lawyer, Cohen, captures the two men discussing hush money payments to a former Playboy model alleging an affair. Photo : APThe sudden public airing of Donald Trump talking about paying for a Playboy model’s silence marks a turning point in the legal game of cat-and-mouse between the president and the lawyer who once promised to take a bullet for Trump but now seems out to save himself.The feud between Trump and his onetime legal “fixer,” Michael Cohen, escalated when an audio recording of their 2016 pre-election conversation was released Tuesday by Cohen, prompting Trump to tweet Wednesday: “What kind of a lawyer would tape a client? So sad!”As the two sides battled over the exact meaning of the sometimes-garbled words on the recording, it was clear that the tape could be just an opening volley. At least a dozen more recordings were seized from Cohen’s office as well as hundreds of thousands of documents.The tape, made just weeks before the 2016 election, appears to undermine Trump’s contention that he was not aware of a payment to former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, who has alleged she had an affair with the married future president.That raises questions about possible campaign finance violations. It shows Cohen advising Trump on campaign matters, and that could be of interest to investigators looking into whether the lawyer violated election laws by orchestrating hush money payouts.Cohen says on the tape he’s already spoken with the Trump Organization’s finance chief, Allen Weisselberg, on “how to set the whole thing up.” Weisselberg’s involvement has led to speculation about whether Trump’s private business tried to protect his campaign.Trump’s lawyers say the payments were never made.The tape’s revelations also mark a new chapter for Cohen, who, as he mulls cooperating with federal prosecutors and perhaps special counsel Robert Mueller, is viewed by many in Trump’s orbit as the greatest threat to the former businessman’s presidency.Cohen rose through the ranks of the Trump Organization by mimicking his boss’ style in handling his personal and political problems. Now he and his own attorney, former Clinton lawyer Lanny Davis, are taking another page from the Trump playbook – fighting a legal battle in the court of public opinion.With his apartment under construction after a pipe burst, Cohen has been holed up in a Midtown Manhattan hotel. From that luxurious bunker, Cohen has grown increasingly concerned that his relationship with the president has fractured beyond repair, according to two people familiar with his views but not authorized to discuss them publicly.Cohen, who would make bad stories disappear and travel the globe to make deals for the Trump Organization, now feels increasingly isolated and burned by the attacks against him by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and by the president’s efforts to play down his former fixer’s role.And when the president’s legal team waived attorney-client privilege, prompting Giuliani to declare that the tape was “exculpatory” for Trump, Cohen’s team moved to release it, believing it backed up his own version of events, the people said. The attorney told confidants that he was tired of being a punching bag and wanted to try to seize control of the story.The meaning of the tape is up for debate.Days before the recording, American Media Inc, which owns the National Enquirer, paid $150,000 to McDougal for the rights to her story about the alleged 2006 affair. She later sued, claiming that AMI paid for the story with the intention of burying it to protect Trump. AMI president David Pecker is a close friend of the president.Cohen is heard on the tape discussing AMI’s payment, and says of “David” that “I’ll have to pay him something.”The audio is muffled but Trump can be heard saying something about “cash,” and then something about paying by check. Giuliani insists Trump says, “Don’t pay with cash.”But Davis, Cohen’s attorney, maintains that Trump’s reference to “cash” is damaging. “The only people who use cash are drug dealers and mobsters,” he told CNN. In another twist in a tale full of them, Davis himself had previously worked with AMI and moved to squash unflattering stories about the company. He did not return calls for comment Wednesday.Whichever account is accurate, the tape appears to bring limited additional legal exposure to the president himself. But the revelation of the audio on prime-time television, complete with exaggerated appeals by Davis to Trump’s supporters to listen to the president’s comments, was designed to impeach the credibility of the president and his leading lawyer.The recorded conversation took place in early September 2016. But a campaign spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal in November of that year concerning the McDougal agreement, “We have no knowledge of any of this.”Trump, for his part, weighed in on Twitter on Wednesday, suggesting the sudden conclusion to the recording should be viewed suspiciously.”Why was the tape so abruptly terminated (cut) while I was presumably saying positive things?” he tweeted. “I hear there are other clients and many reporters that are taped – can this be so? Too bad!”Trump’s searing tweets marked a new low point in his relationship with Cohen, who worked for the president for a decade and grew close to his family. Though Cohen was Trump’s right-hand man at the business, he was not given a major role in the campaign. He did run the president’s outreach to faith groups and became a fierce defender on television, including a notable CNN clip in which he demands, “Says who?” after being shown poor poll numbers.Though he hoped for a key White House position, Cohen was left behind in New York, where he capitalized on his access to the president in business dealings with a number of corporate clients. Famously brusque with most reporters, he vehemently challenged the references to him in a dossier of uncorroborated information about Trump even as he was called in to testify before special counsel Mueller.After the raid by federal prosecutors, Cohen’s relationship with Trump shattered. The men have not spoken for months and Giuliani has routinely lobbed grenades at the attorney.Though Cohen’s move to record Trump was unorthodox, it likely was not illegal. In New York, only one party has to give consent to a conversation being recorded. Steven Lubet, a Northwestern University expert on legal ethics, said he was unaware of any rule in New York that explicitly bars a lawyer from recording a client without consent.But other rules, such as ones requiring lawyers and clients to have full and open communication, and barring them from engaging in fraud, dishonesty or misrepresentation, could possibly be construed as requiring an attorney to obtain consent. Rule or not, it’s certainly an unorthodox practice and could leave lawyers subject to a bar complaint. Trump has a “legitimate complaint” and it’s fair for him to ask what kind of lawyer would secretly record a client, Lubet said.”The nature of the attorney/client relationship itself would dictate that a client’s consent would be needed for taping,” Lubet said.last_img read more

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 22 February 2015 Renu Begum, eldest sister of missing British girl Shamima Begum, holds a picture of her sister while being interviewed by the media in central London. Photo: AFPShamima Begum, a British teenager of Bangladeshi descent who ran away in 2015 to become an Islamic State (IS) jihadi bride, has been moved from a Syrian refugee camp after threats were made against them, according to her family’s lawyer.The 19-year-old and her son were moved from the Al-Hol camp due to “safety concerns around her and her baby,” the Guardian reported on Friday citing lawyer Tasnime Akunjee.Last week Begum, who left the UK in 2015 with two school friends, said she wanted to return home for the health of her then-unborn child.Home secretary Sajid Javid has ordered stripping off of her UK citizenship, a move Begum called “unjust” and “hard to swallow”.On Friday, British tabloid Sun reported that Begum had received death threats since speaking out about her plight.British officials have ruled out any effort inside Syria to extract Begum and her child.Her family have pleaded for the mother and child to be allowed to come back to Britain. They say the teenager should face justice if she is found to have broken the law by travelling to Syria.Earlier this week, a shooting range in Wirral in north-west England defended its use of Begum’s image as a target, saying it had received a large number of requests from customers.last_img read more

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:00 Listen center_img X On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Growth in the greater Houston area has driven more runoff and an inability for the land to absorb water at a rate that outpaces current detention, drainage, and development regulations. That’s according to two new reports from the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium explain. We learn their recommendations.Also this hour: In August of 2012, freelance journalist and Houston native Austin Tice disappeared while reporting from Syria. Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with Tice’s parents, Marc and Debra, about their Night Out For Austin fundraiser and their recent meetings with Trump administration officials.Then, we explore what you should know before starting a new business and discuss how Houston ranks among the top cities where small business owners are thriving.And a Rice University production of Lolly Willowes involves chamber musicians with the drama onstage.We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharelast_img read more

first_img 1. Destiny teased in Halo 3: ODST1/50Destiny was originally teased in 2009 in Halo 3: ODST via a poster plastered on a wall. The Easter egg was later removed in the remastered version of the game. <><> Out of all the new IPs that have come out this generation, the biggest has to be Destiny. The game’s title is fitting as it was almost predestined to be a hit right out of the gate. With Bungie as its developer and Activision as publisher, Destiny became this generation’s go-to game. Even after nearly two years, this monster franchise continues to draw in hordes of gamers who are addicted to this MMO/FPS hybrid.With so much coverage of the game since launch, it feels as if Destiny has no more secrets left to uncover. However, there are still a few things that folks may not know about the game. From hidden messages buried in the game’s UI and clever pop culture references, to a strange working title, and even a few nods to the Dark Souls series, Destiny’s secrets run deep.Below, we’ve compiled a list of 50 Destiny facts you may or may not know about. Some are weirder than others, but they are all equally as interesting.last_img read more

first_img Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch Stay on target After nearly a month of being on the market, the Nintendo Switch is still hard to obtain. Even when retailers get new stock (as happened yesterday with Best Buy), the console sells out quickly. What do you do in this situation? If you’re like one clever and imaginative kid, you make one yourself — out of cardboard.A Twitter user by the name of Ama-chan posted a video of her younger brother putting together a Switch made entirely out of cardboard. According to Ama-chan (as translated by Kotaku), her brother did this because their mother wouldn’t buy him a Nintendo Switch. She also says that her brother dreams of one-day making video games. Given what we see in the video, he is certainly getting a great head start on that.お母さんに買ってもらえなくて自分でニンテンドースイッチつくった弟(小5)(将来の夢はゲームクリエイター)#NintendoSwtich pic.twitter.com/MTiHBOOkvD— あまちゃん(在宅) (@fraise_ama) March 28, 2017AdChoices广告Cardboard not withstanding, this is a decent replica of the Switch. Just like with the real system, Joy-con controllers can be slid in and out of the sides of the system. Not only did the boy make the system and controllers, but also the Joy-con grips, the Switch docking station, and even cute little memory cards. He didn’t go so far as to make the Joy-con straps, but given how much trouble they have caused people, we can forgive him that.You have to give it up for this boy and his boundless ingenuity. Hopefully, his mother will see the error of her ways and get the little tike a Nintendo Switch. If she can find one, that is. Even in Japan, where the Switch is selling faster than the PS4, it is still not easy for people to buy the console/handheld hybrid. Nintendo’s goal is to release 16 million Switch units by the end of 2017. If that happens, everyone who wants a Switch can have one. Perhaps even the boy who made a Switch out of cardboard.last_img read more

first_img Citation: Japanese machine turns office paper into toilet paper (w/ Video) (2010, February 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-02-japanese-machine-office-paper-toilet.html Energy-Saving Paper Sensor Passes Major Milestone As the company explains, the White Goat uses 40 sheets of standard A4 office paper and some water to make one roll of toilet paper, a process which takes about 30 minutes. First, a built-in shredder cuts the paper into ribbons, which move to a pulper where they are dissolved in water. The resulting pulp is thinned out, dried, and rolled up into ready-to-use toilet paper. Each roll costs about 10 Yen (11 cents) to make, compared to a store-bought roll of about 60 cents. Oriental Co., Ltd., exhibits the White Goat at Eco-Products 2009. The 1.8-meter-tall machine, which weighs 600 kg, is set to go on sale this summer for $100,000. At that price, as some critics have pointed out, the White Goat would have to churn out lots of toilet paper to be economical. It would take 200,000 recycled rolls to break even, not including the costs of running the machine. If the machine were to run 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, it would take a little over 11 years to produce the 200,000 rolls. But then again, maybe it’s not all about money. Saving trees, reducing paper waste, and serving as a constant reminder of human impact on the environment are also byproducts of the machine. © 2010 PhysOrg.com The White Goat uses 40 sheets of standard office paper to make one roll of toilet paper. Image credit: Oriental Co., Ltd.center_img (PhysOrg.com) — As the latest invention in the wave of green technology, a machine called the “White Goat” that turns office paper into rolls of toilet paper sounds like an intriguing idea. Its Japanese developers, Oriental Co., Ltd., claim that the machine can save 60 cedar trees per year while minimizing office paper waste. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further More information: Oriental Co. website [Japanese]via: DVICElast_img read more

first_imgThe unmatched entity of a complete woman, of strength, perseverance, fearlessness, determination, and yet vivacious, sensual and compassionate, the destroyer of all evil and the protector of the three worlds, the all forgiving yet inaccessible, someone who can move the sky yet be beautiful like the moon, the ever courageous and valiant, the bestower yet supreme, the passionate lover, the fond mother yet the successful lioness!!It all started years ago when a young girl ,six years old was taught by her grandfather the ‘ashtottor satanam’ or the 108 names of durga .He said this was concentration focus and meditation of the body and mind. Durga Ashtottara Satnam is the auspicious recitation of 108 names of Devi Durga by her devotees. The various names of Devi Durga and the accompanying mantra chants are said to have the power to redeem one from all the difficulties in life. It fills one with strength to combat the vicissitudes in life. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Today, Bipasha Sen Gupta is an avid environmentalist and a self taught artist. She has travelled the length and breadth of the country and lived in the very midst of nature, that she began this artistic journey; it is not surprising, then, that nature continues to be her most important influence. “I have picked my favourite ones in my tea soaked images of the deity” she says. Her exhibition Ameyaa ‘Immeasurable’ a solo art exhibition presenting Bipasha Sen Gupta will be on display from March 19 to 22 at The Open Palm Court, India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixOn the title of the exhibition, she says “The courage to take a call, stand up for truth and to be generous enough to forgive, show empathy yet sternly weave your way. It is not easy to be Durga for she is indeed Ameyaa or The immeasurable”. Bipasha has been paintings since she was eight years old which won her many accolades and as an artist her work has been selected for UNESCO in the children’s category. While in school she started charcoal sketching and water colors. She has since then drawn and donated paintings for great events and to many NGO’s and charitable institutions raising resources for charitable cause, and worked with organizations like AWWA, Tagore Foundation, Government of Maldives, Gujarat Ecological Commission, Gujarat. She paints for a social cause specially environment related issues for she believes in “The more you give the more you receive in return – Love, blessings, joy”.  She wants the world to know through her work that it has become inevitable now that we pull up our socks and make some serious efforts to save this beautiful world we live in. Highly influenced by the effects of Global Warming and the rapid disappearance of the Coral Reefs during her visit to the Maldives and the Andaman Islands, she realized how important it was for humankind to preserve the nature.  Year 2011 she released another series of paintings named How Blue is My Ocean? depicting the serious impact of global warming and the gradual disappearance of coral reefs which was first exhibited at the India International Center, New Delhi. She has been experimenting with various types of medium in her art, namely charcoal, water colors, acrylic and also using different techniques to form textures.  “It is a passionate journey with mixed media thrown on canvas, experimenting with colors shapes and textures.  As my work evolves, I am seeking to deal with strong universal and environmental themes within it and weaving into them the role of imaginations and dreams. It is a constant convergence of colors, fantasies, thoughts and emotions, whereby, the palette creates a story.”When: March 19 to 22Where: The Open Palm Court, India Habitat Center, Lodhi Roadlast_img read more

first_imgPublic Security Minister Gustavo Mata announced the start of a holiday security operation starting Friday in downtown San José and in the central cantons of each province to safeguard residents who will be collecting or spending money in the coming weeks.A total of 3,500 National Police officers will be patrolling primarily commercial areas and in the vicinity of banks as employers will begin distributing Christmas bonuses, or aguinaldos, starting next week. Under Costa Rican law, employers must pay the bonuses by Dec. 20.Surveillance tasks will be carried out in coordination with banks in what ministry officials call “Operation Aguinaldo.”National Police officers will increase patrols in all areas surrounding banks, ATMs, malls, shopping centers and bus stations.Surveillance by mid-December will expand across the country in a special operation designed to protect citizens during public Christmas and New Year celebrations. Increased patrols will be extended to highly populated communities in various provinces.Police presence will also be boosted at massive events such as the Festival of Light, the National Horse Parade, the Zapote Festival and Christmas concerts.“We will be looking to protect families so they can enjoy the holidays in peace. We will put all our efforts to safeguard citizens in public places, at vacations destinations and in their communities,” Mata said.Joint surveillance operationThe Costa Rican Banking Association also launched a special security operation Friday inside and outside banks. It will continue through Jan. 31.ABC spokesman Roy Ulate said Thursday that bank leaders have coordinated special surveillance operations with assistance from National Police officers and Judicial Investigation Police agents.Measures include increased presence of police officers at banks and also plainclothes agents who will be patrolling inside banks and near ATMs in order  to identify criminals who might be targeting bank customers.Bank security officers also will conduct periodic inspections of all their ATMs to guard against attempts to attach devices to retain or clone credit and debit cards, a criminal activity that usually spikes during this time of year.Recommended: Don’t let thieves steal your Christmas bonus! Facebook Comments Related posts:National Police announce operation to combat crime wave in Costa Rica’s Northern Zone Ohio man convicted in Costa Rica telemarketing scam Costa Rica’s public security minister urges gov’t agencies to collaborate more to fight crime Costa Ricans report increasing safety concerns; 2016 is set to become most violent year on recordlast_img read more

first_img<a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/2795b/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: D.M Princess Cruises has acknowledged the support from the Australian and New Zealand travel agent community by launching a new online booking tool for agents to book their own cruises at exclusive low rates. From May 28, agents will be able to search all available sailings through destination, ship, date or length of journey, and make a booking, receive confirmation and pay all through a few quick steps.The tool will be made exclusive to travel agents or agencies that actively book holidays with Princess Cruises, and fares begin at AU$54 and NZD$77 per person per day on select voyages to Hawaii, Tahiti, South Pacific, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, Europe and South America. “No other cruise line offers travel agents the ability to book their own travel as simply as they book cruises for their clients,” Princess Cruises President and CEO, Alan Buckelew said, speaking at the 2010 Partnership Summit in Australia. Agents can qualify for reduced rates after a minimum four cabins booked and sailed in the past year.  Agencies will continue to earn reduced rates based on one voyage for every four client bookings sailed in the past 12 months, and may have up to 50 confirmed agent rate bookings at any time.  The offers are subject to change and have limited availability. Agents who achieve the highest level in the Princess Academy training program, will automatically be upgraded to Elite Captain’s Circle status to receive onboard benefits.Agents can log on in Australia via www.completecruisesolution.com.au and www.completecruisesolution.co.nz for New Zealand.last_img read more

first_img in Data, Headlines, News Minorities, Parents Poised to Buy in 2017 Share Americans have lots to be optimistic about in regards to the housing market. According to a recent report from Bankrate.com, one in every four Americans is considering buying a home this year. Of that group, 16 million say they are “very likely” to buy a home, while 20 million are “somewhat likely.” That’s 15 percent of all non-homeowners in the U.S.Minorities are more likely to buy a home in the coming year, with almost two in every five minorities saying there was at least “some likelihood.” This was double the percentage of whites who said the same thing.Generationally, older millennials aged 27 to 36 and Gen Xers aged 37 to 52 have the highest likelihood of homeownership this year, with 20 percent indicating they may make the move. Currently, 79 percent of the silent generation are homeowners, 70 percent of Baby Boomers are, 60 percent of Gen Xers, and 29 percent of millennials.“Among millennials, there’s a lot of pent-up demand for home buying,” said Holden Lewis, Bankrate.com Senior Mortgage Analyst. “They have been stymied by stagnant wages, student loans, and a lack of available starter homes. If enough affordable homes are put on the market, we might see a surge of first-time homebuyers in their early to mid-30s.”A large portion of non-homeowning parents are considering making the plunge, too. According to the report, they’re three times more likely than non-parents to buy a home in 2017. Approximately two-thirds of non-homeowning parents are not looking to purchase a home due to financial burdens that are holding them back. “Having kids and raising a family is a primary reason why Americans take the leap into home ownership – many consider it a key component of the American Dream,” Lewis said. “However, families need to be cognizant of all the expenses that come with a house. You don’t want to leave yourself house poor.”Homeownership is more come in the South and West. According to the report, 43 percent of Northeasterners and 36 percent of Midwest residents would rather rent than own. Those stats for the South and West are just 33 and 30 percent, respectively.See the full report at Bankrate.com.center_img February 9, 2017 571 Views Bankrate.com Millennial homeownership Minority Homeownership 2017-02-09 Staff Writerlast_img read more

first_img Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals finally got their number two receiver.The team selected Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd with itsfirst-round pick Thursday, adding a dynamic threat who willplay opposite Larry Fitzgerald.“I was excited when I got the call, and saw that 602-numbercoming in,” Floyd said Thursday night during a media conferencecall. “I wanted to jump for joy, but I kept it calm.”A 6-foot-3, 224 pounder, Floyd hauled in 100 receptions for1,147 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior, and tallied 271catches for 3,686 yards and 37 touchdowns over his fouryears in South Bend. With Floyd in the fold, the Cardinals have two potent receivers foropposing defenses to deal with. Fitzgerald went to bat with teamofficials for Floyd, and the rookie can’t wait to get started learningfrom the NFL’s best.“He’s one of the best receivers in the game,” he said. “When I getdown there, I’ll be able to learn from one of the best.” What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaycenter_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Comments   Share   last_img read more

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Le Méridien Paro, Riverfront, the brand’s second hotel in the Kingdom of Bhutan following the opening of Le Méridien Thimphu late last year.In conjunction with the opening, renowned American photographer Gray Malin has unveiled his newest series, “Bhutan, Land of Happiness,” which will contribute to Le Méridien brand’s Follow Me partnership – a multi-faceted global art collaboration with that brings compelling video art installations and still photography into Le Méridien hotels around the world.“As a country that measures its success by the Gross Domestic Happiness of its people, Bhutan truly is a one-of-a-kind destination waiting to be discovered, and with two stunning Le Méridien hotels in Paro and Thimphu, we are delighted to help adventure seekers unlock the country’s mythical allure,” said Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader, Le Méridien Hotel & Resorts. “Our latest collaboration with Gray Malin offers a unique lens to the destination and invites our creative and curious-minded guests into his world with a modern twist on Bhutan.”Le Méridien Paro, Riverfront is situated on the edge of the Paro River, offering views of the Eastern Himalayas. The hotel features 59 contemporary guestrooms and suites, all designed with a classic Bhutanese point of view, with a swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and signature Explore Spa.Located in Bhutan’s capital city, Le Méridien Thimphu is a thirty minute drive from the sights of Paro. With 78 guestrooms and suites, the hotel is the largest in the country. The hotel provides three dining options, including an all-day dining restaurant, a Pan-Asian restaurant and a casual café by day that transforms into a bar in the evening. Through Le Méridien brand’s Unlock Art programme, guests also receive complimentary and exclusive access to The Voluntary Arts Studio to explore and discover local art.Both hotels are captured in Malin’s latest photo series, “Bhutan, Land of Happiness”, which juxtaposes the iconic landscape and traditional architecture of Bhutan with his modern interpretation of joy and happiness.“From the rice paddy fields to the riverside, shooting the series, which will be included in the second installation of the Follow Me partnership with Le Méridien, was truly a moving experience,” said Malin. “Bhutanese people and their breathtaking landscape both evoke an overwhelming sense of happiness that served as my inspiration for the collection.”The Le Meìridien brand’s Follow Me partnership launched earlier this year, bringing video and still photography shot by Gray Malin on all seven continents into signature Le Meìridien Hubs, the brand’s re-interpreted traditional lobby spaces.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

first_imgMoody’s Investors Services said that despite the Cypriot economy’s robust growth the strong fiscal performance faces challenges related to its small size, relative lack of diversification and high levels of indebtedness.“Cyprus’ growth momentum, coupled with strong fiscal performance, helped to reduce the country’s debt-to-GDP (gross domestic product) ratio in 2016 for the first time since 2008,” Moody’s senior vice president Sarah Carlson, who authored an annual credit analysis report on the island’s economy, was cited as saying on Monday. “We expect a decline in the debt-to-GDP ratio to close to 100 per cent by the end of this year. The country has regained capital market access and has a cash buffer, which will help to cover financing needs next year”.The report, titled Government of Cyprus – Ba3 Positive, Annual Credit Analysis, said Cyprus’ economic output, expected to increase 3.5 per cent this year, is forecast to expand 3.2 per cent in 2018, for the fourth consecutive year after exiting a prolonged recession in 2015.The report does not include any rating action. Moody’s last upgraded Cyprus’ sovereign credit rating two years ago by two notches to B1, which is four grades into the speculative area or junk.“Although Moody’s expects household private debt servicing to result in a deceleration in the growth of private consumption, it is still likely to be the main driver of the ongoing expansion, supported by favourable developments in the labour market and the important tourism sector,” the rating company said. “After the strong fiscal consolidation efforts realised in recent years, the government’s 2017-19 medium term fiscal plan assumes a broadly neutral fiscal stance, with a slight deterioration in the general government budget balance pencilled in for 2018”.The rating company expects the government to generate a fiscal deficit of 0.4 per cent of economic output this year, compared to a fiscal surplus of twice as much the government has forecast by, it said.A 2.1 per cent primary surplus will help reduce public debt which fell to below the 100 per cent level three weeks ago with the partial early repayment of debt to the Central Bank of Cyprus.“Cypriot government debt remains affordable, reflecting the very large share of official sector creditors in the total debt stock,” Moody’s said. “Interest charges took up only 6.6 per cent of general government revenue in 2016, down from a peak of 9.2 per cent in 2013, and this is likely to stay just below 7 per cent over the next two years. In Moody’s central scenario, public debt will decline to around 92 per cent of GDP by 2019”.“However, Cyprus’ debt metrics still remain vulnerable to a negative growth, fiscal or a combined shock scenario,” with the island’s economy being “susceptible to every risk” given the vulnerabilities of the banking sector which still struggles with a non-performing loans ratio of around 45 per cent, Moody’s said.“The positive outlook on Cyprus’ sovereign rating reflects Moody’s view that improvements in economic resilience and fiscal strength are likely to be sustained,” the credit rating company added.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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