Probe complete into larger conspiracy against CJI report likely by midSept

first_imgNew Delhi: A Supreme Court-appointed one-man panel, holding inquiry into allegations of “larger conspiracy” to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, has completed its task and is likely to submit the report by mid September.Sources said Tuesday that Justice A K Patnaik, a retired Supreme Court judge who was appointed by the apex court, examined advocate Utsav Singh Bains. Bains had made several allegations including fixing of benches in the Supreme Court. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”The affidavit filed by Bains and other documents were examined by the panel. Now, the panel will complete the report and submit it to the Supreme Court in a sealed cover by second week of September,” said a source. Justice Patnaik examined the lawyer from 11 am to 1 pm and his statement was recorded. “The lawyer (Bains) was examined Tuesday by the panel for roughly two hours. He had come to the office of Justice Patnaik,” the sources said. The top court had on April 25 constituted the panel to hold inquiry into the allegations of Bains and had asked the Directors of CBI and Intelligence Bureau (IB) as also the Delhi Police Commissioner to cooperate with Justice Patnaik as and when required by him. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KA special bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra had said that on the completion of inquiry, Justice Patnaik will file a report in a sealed cover before the court after which the matter will be heard again. It, however, had said the inquiry will not deal with the allegations of sexual harassment against the CJI, levelled by an ex-employee of the top court. On May 6, Gogoi had got the clean chit from the Supreme Court’s In-House Inquiry Committee which “found no substance” in the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him. The In-House Inquiry Committee was headed by Justice S A Bobde and comprised of two woman judges of the apex court — Justices Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee. The top court had earlier expressed anguish over the “systematic attack” on the judiciary and said time has come to tell the rich and powerful of this country that they are “playing with fire”. The court had observed this while hearing claims made by Bains that there was a “larger conspiracy” to frame the CJI.last_img read more

Trinamool candidates exchange greetings with voters across city

first_imgKolkata: On the eve of the Bengali New Year, Trinamool Congress candidates across the state got themselves engaged in exchanging greetings with the voters and organised intense campaigns to renew contacts with the people.Sudip Bandyopadhyay, who is contesting from the North Kolkata seat, campaigned at ward 52 in Janbazar area of Central Kolkata. “BJP will not get a single seat in Bengal as they have no organisation in the state. The first phase of elections in Alipurduar and Cooch Behar has already been held. Our internal party inputs have indicated that we are winning these two seats,” Bandyopadhyay said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHe said that he is contesting in the elections for the 9th time and has won eight times. “I have been campaigning regularly and the support that I am getting from people is overwhelming. I am confident of winning this time too,” he added. Bandyopadhyay was accompanied by Swarnakamal Saha, who is an MLA from Entally and Nayna Bandyopadhyay, MLA of Chowringhee. TMC candidate from the Kolkata South seat Mala Roy campaigned at areas like Manoharpukur Road, Sarat Bose Road and Deshapriya Park. She was accompanied by MMiC Debasish Kumar. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayTMC candidate from Purulia Mriganko Mahato gave the slogan of Mamata Di Arekbar (Mamata Banerjee again) as a counter to BJP’s slogan ‘Ei Trinamool Ar Na’ (Trinamool not again). Mahato, who is a doctor by profession, started his campaign from Indkuri Junction at Manbazar and after travelling through various areas, reached Manbazar bus stand. The TMC supporters chanted poems that they have come up with, highlighting the various people-friendly schemes of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, like Sabuj Sathi, Khadya Sathi, Rupashree etc. Local MLA Sandhya Rani Tudu and senior leaders of the district accompanied them. Meanwhile, state Cooperation minister and MLA from Central Howrah Arup Roy took out a rally on the occasion of Ram Navami. The rally also campaigned for Trinamool Congress candidate Prasun Banerjee, who has been fielded from the Howrah seat. Roy hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claimed that this Lok Sabha election will witness the ouster of BJP from the Centre. Slogans like ‘Gali Gali Me Shor Hain, Chowkidar Chor Hai’ were raised against the Prime Minister at the rally. It started from Agra Sen Street in Belur and traversed several areas under the Shibpur police station. Roy walked and exchanged pleasantries with the voters. Hitting out at BJP’s Ram Navami processions with arms that were taken out in various parts of the state, he said: “Ram is an embodiment of sacrifice. He has never said that children would take up arms for his worship. BJP will not get a single seat in Bengal.” TMC candidate from Basirhat Nusrat Jahan also campaigned and interacted with the people of the constituency. “Voting for me means voting for Mamata Banerjee. You should vote for her for a good future. Don’t waste your vote,” she asserted.last_img read more

Abu Dhabis ADNOC inks 58B deals with Eni and OMV

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. says it has signed agreements worth $5.8 billion with Italy’s Eni and Austria’s OMV for a share in the firm’s refining unit and for the creation of a new trading venture.Eni was awarded a 20 per cent share and OMV a 15 per cent share in the new trading venture and in ADNOC Refining, with ADNOC owning the remaining 65 per cent. ADNOC Refining has a refining capacity of 922,000 barrels per day and is valued at $19.3 billion.OMV and Eni have previously signed deals with ADNOC for stakes in Abu Dhabi’s oil fields.Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Italy’s prime minister and Austria’s finance minister witnessed the signing of the new agreements in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.The Associated Press read more

UN food relief agency to hand out rice to displaced people in

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced plans to provide emergency relief for more than 42,000 people displaced from their homes on the troubled island of Jolo in the southern Philippines, where there have been deadly clashes over the past week between Government forces and the Moro National Liberation Front.In cooperation with the Philippine Government, WFP will distribute 85 metric tons of rice to the displaced on Jolo following a request from the Governor of Sulu province, where the island is located.WFP Country Director Valerie Guarnieri described the province – where at least 12 people were killed in this week’s clashes – as one of the most conflict-affected areas of the south.“We hope this support for hungry families will help stabilize the situation in Sulu,” Ms. Guarnieri said.Last month the agency provided 25 tons of rice to 6,000 people in Sulu displaced by earlier unrest, but those people have since returned to their homes. Although the Government signed a peace accord with the Moro National Liberation Front in 1996, fighting between the two sides has erupted periodically since then.WFP’s activities in the southern Philippines include not only the direct distribution of free food to needy families, but the use of food to encourage better school attendance, provide nutritional support for mothers and to repair damaged infrastructure. 19 April 2007The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced plans to provide emergency relief for more than 42,000 people displaced from their homes on the troubled island of Jolo in the southern Philippines, where there have been deadly clashes over the past week between Government forces and the Moro National Liberation Front. read more

Grapes of Wrath training offered

Join the Brock Team to train for the Grapes of Wrath cancer fundraiser happening on June 25.Grapes of Wrath isn’t your average charity run. This 5K obstacle and mud run demands endurance to trek through hills and valleys, splash through winding streams, courage to overcome more than 20 uncompromising obstacles, and a complete lack of shame to sludge through dirt and mud all in the name of a good cause. The event is a rollercoaster ride of fun, excitement, camaraderie and physical and mental toughness that is anything but ordinary.  But don’t let that scare you, with proper training anyone can join this fun team event.  The event supports the Canadian Cancer Society’s local Wheels of Hope transportation program that helps cancer patients get to their cancer treatment appointments. Niagara’s volunteer drivers logged over on million kilometres last year, helping more than 900 local cancer patients.Starting the week of May 2 and running for the following eight weeks, training will be offered on Tuesdays at noon, Thursdays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m.  The group will meet at the lower level of Walker Complex by the “L” shaped wooden bench. Drop in and see what it is all about, there is no obligation and you do not have to attend all training sessions to participate on the event date. Bring along a friend, partner, spouse, etc. Contact Curtis Gadula at cgadula@brocku.ca or Eric Walter at ewalter@brocku.ca if you have questions. read more

ABB supplies power and automation solutions to new Anglo Grosvenor mine

first_imgABB has won an order worth $38 million to design, engineer and supply an integrated automation and electrification system for Anglo American’s new Grosvenor coal mine in Queensland. Grosvenor is expected to produce 5 Mt/y of metallurgical coal for export markets over its projected life of 26 years. The new mine will feature a standard longwall design and will target the same coal seam as Anglo American’s existing Moranbah North mine. The new mine is expected to start production in 2013 with commissioning of the longwall in 2016.“Our presence in the Australian market is growing as customers continue to embrace ABB’s integrated automation and power solutions to improve the efficiency and productivity of their operations,” said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, Head of ABB’s Process Automation division. “Our industry expertise and innovative technology offering ensures an optimised solution to support Anglo American’s future mine.” ABB’s solution for the project will help the new mine operate at peak energy and production efficiency, while providing a reliable electrical supply with less space required for the main substation.ABB’s delivery includes ABB’s Unigear ZS1 switchgear and space saving water-cooled multi-drive equipment for a smaller substation footprint that will result in a lower capital cost for the project. The customised solution will also use ABB’s System 800xA automation system to integrate and control all processes and power systems to enhance productivity. ABB states that System 800xA is well-suited for composite mining projects that realise engineering and operational cost savings with the integration of plant-wide process control and electrical power systems.ABB’s scope of supply also includes a 66 kV substation, power and distribution transformers, 15 modular pre-fabricated switchrooms equipped with medium-voltage switchgear along with intelligent low-voltage motor control centers, power quality systems and multi-drive variable speed drives. ABB will provide design, engineering, testing and project commissioning as well as other site services. Equipment delivery is scheduled to commence in mid-2013.last_img read more

YouTube Now Supports HDR Videos

first_img YouTube has announced that it now supports HDR videos. HDR (or High Dynamic Range) has been getting a lot of attention lately since both the Xbox One S and the upcoming PlayStation 4 Pro support it. Now that YouTube videos support HDR content, it means that those with HDR-capable consoles will be able to show the world what these new systems are capable of.YouTube details the benefits of HDR and how to upload HDR enabled videos in a blog post. The process for uploading HDR videos isn’t different from that of uploading standard videos. The only difference is that one must make sure that the video has HDR metadata in the codec or container. According to Google support, “the most reliable way to properly record the metadata is to export from a supported application, such as BlackMagic DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2.”Anyone can play videos uploaded in HDR, but they’ll need to watch them on a device that allows HDR playback (like an HDR TV equipped with Chromecast Ultra) to actually see the expanded color range. There’s an HDR playlist available so that folks can see what HDR is all about. The videos themselves aren’t anything special, but over time there will no doubt be more compelling HDR content — especially when gamers start uploading videos they recorded from their new consoles.Though the Xbox One S does have a handful of games that support HDR, it is Sony’s PS4 Pro that is taking the big plunge into HDR gaming. By the end of the year, there will be nearly fifty games capable of enabling HDR. Even the standard PlayStation 4 can display certain games in HDR thanks to a recent firmware update. However, it should be noted that HDR is only for 4K televisions. Anyone with a 1080p TV will not be able to see images in High Dynamic Range. Hands-On: ‘Stranded Sails’ Is a Relaxing Farm Sim AdventureHere’s an Hour of Incomprehensible ‘Death Stranding’ Gameplay Stay on targetlast_img read more

Antoine Griezmann we should have won

first_imgAthletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann feels they should have defeated Valencia but didn’t execute the perfect game plan.Angel Correa showed brilliant composure inside the box to fire into the bottom right corner in the 26th minute after he was put through by Griezmann.But on the 56th minute, Rodrigo with a great touch controlled a beautiful cross inside the box and thundered the ball into the roof of the net.Valencia came close to claiming all 3 points on the 67th minute when Gabriel rose high and headed past the goalkeeper only for the ball to hit the right post. The game ended 1-1.Sports 360 reports that Griezmann, however, believes they should have gone home victorious.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Speaking after the game, Griezmann said: “It was a match that we should have won, but we didn’t do things perfectly. We played a good first half, we were fine in the first 20 minutes in the second half but then we lost a bit of order.“We had a chance, we didn’t do well enough and they levelled the match, we have to watch the match and improve.”“We want to improve on last year, we’ll see how far we can go,” he said.“We want to win all of our matches.“At the end of the season, we’ll see where we are.”last_img read more

Man Shot Dead in Boatswain Hill Nassau

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #murderinboatswainhill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 30, 2017 – Nassau – Police are searching for a white Honda vehicle last seen leaving the scene of a shooting incident that has claimed the life of a man on Sunday.According to report, shortly after 12:00noon, Police received a call that a man was shot at Boatswain Hill off Carmichael Road West. Responding officers on arrival at the scene met the lifeless body of a male who had been shot. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.#magneticmedianews#murderinboatswainhilllast_img read more

Joe DiMaggio Childrens hospital opens new Fitness Zone

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida children’s hospital is celebrating its anniversary by inviting the community into its new Fitness Zone.Memorial Healthcare System celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital by turning an area of Vista View Park in Davie into an exercise extravaganza.Participants can hang on the monkey bars, sweat it out with some kickboxing and get their midsection toned on an ab machine.“We have always wanted to be a part of the community. That’s been one of the biggest goals of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, that we are in the fabric of this community, and so we want to promote health and healthy living,” said Memorial Healthcare Senior Vice President Nina Beauchesne.The free Fitness Zone is a collaboration with Broward County Parks and Recreation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Know What To Expect On The Reopened Trails

first_imgThe closure of these areas will remain in effect until August 29, unless otherwise rescinded or extended for a cause. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has reopened a number of trails that were closed due to the fire danger risk from the Swan Lake Fire. Hikers are advised that those trails they’ve grown so familiar with could look a little different. Leah Eskelin Park Ranger with the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge: “The Skyline and Fuller Lake trails were just reopened. Those two trails were prepared in the event that firefighters would need to use them as contingency lines. So, you will see some changes to those two trails as you go up.”  Crews have completed the majority of suppression repair work on these trails including chipping brush piles and repairing containment lines built by dozers and crews. The fire remains at 102,229 acres, a warming and drying trend is predicted for the Kenai Peninsula into the beginning of August, but no increase in fire activity is expected for the Swan Lake Fire.center_img Recreational visitors are encouraged to use caution when accessing Skyline and Fuller Lakes Trails especially in upper elevations where Swan Lake Fire remains active. Of primary note: Watson, Peterson, and Kelly campgrounds and Kelly Lake public use cabin all remain closed.  Eskelin: “Recreational users need to be aware that they’re are heat pockets in some areas, and there are potential hazards on the trails that may not yell out ‘watch out for me’.”last_img read more

Tributes paid to Gowthu Lachhanna in Rajamahendravaram

first_imgRajamahendravaram: Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Council deputy chairman Reddy Subramanyam has said that Gowthu Lachhanna is great leader and strived for the development of downtrodden until his last breath. Paying tributes Lachhanna at his statue at Y Junction in connection with his 110th jayanti here on Friday, he said he is an inspiration to the political leaders. He functioned as leader with ethics and values. His services cannot be forgotten by the people. He is a role model in politics and underlined the need to follow his footprints and advised the people to know about the great visionary. MLAs Adireddy Bhavani, Gorantla Buchaiah Choudary, Reddy Maneswara Rao, YSRCP leader Margani Nageswara Rao and many others were present.last_img read more

100 years of Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I

first_imgTreaty of Versailles. Photo: CollectedAt 3:50 pm on 28 June 1919 crowds erupted in joy and salvos of celebratory gunfire rang out: the Treaty of Versailles had just been signed. World War I was finally over.Signed at the Palace of Versailles outside Paris, the text set out 440 punishing articles that crippled Germany economically and morally.Although the treaty was intended to leave the war’s aggressor too weak to pose a new threat, its harsh terms eventually led the world into another global conflict just 20 years later.Victors cheeredThe fountains at France’s former royal residence were in operation for the signing ceremony for the first time since war broke out in 1914.The crowd of soldiers and civilians gathered outside the vast palace cheered the leaders of the victor nations as they arrived: France’s Georges Clemenceau, Britain’s David Lloyd George and America’s Thomas Woodrow Wilson.The Big Three had dominated the peace talks that opened in Paris in January, two months after Germany capitulated and signed an armistice in November 1918.The negotiations had been difficult, with Clemenceau less open than his US and British allies to compromise and insisting, “Germany will pay.”Berlin was not invited, informed only in May of the harsh terms of a settlement that blamed Germany for a conflict that had bled Europe dry.On June 17 the Allies gave Germany five days to agree or face renewed fighting. Chancellor Philipp Scheidemann resigned in protest but the new government had to accept.’Business-like’The signing ceremony was in the palace’s Hall of Mirrors, where the German Empire was proclaimed in 1871, on the defeat of France.It was programmed for the exact same day five years previously that Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated — the event that sparked World War I.On entering the crowded room, Clemenceau went up to a group of French soldiers whose faces had been badly mutilated in the conflict.”You have suffered a lot, but here is your reward,” he reportedly said, gesturing towards the table in the centre of the room where the documents were waiting to be signed.The event was “business-like” and over in 37 minutes, The New York Times reported.After being opened, “there was merely a succession of delegates advancing to the table on which the conventions had been laid and signing their names.”There were 27 delegations representing 32 powers.First to step forward to sign were the two German representatives, led by Foreign Minister Hermann Mueller.”Mueller’s face and neck were flushed crimson, and it was evident that both Germans felt keenly the position in which they were placed,” the New York Times said.The Allies followed, starting with Wilson.”Hardly was the ink on the final signature dry when the old palace of Versailles … shook from the concussion of the guns in the park outside that announced in salvos that the Germans had capitulated,” the newspaper said.Punishing termsThe terms were crippling for Germany, which had to accept a “war guilt” clause that made it responsible for paying out war damages.The treaty redrew the map of Europe, Germany losing around 15 percent of its territory and 10 percent of its population along with all its colonies.The country was split by the Danzig corridor, which fell under Polish rule, and the regions of Alsace and Lorraine were returned to France.Its coal-rich Saarland, bordering France, was placed under an international mandate for 15 years. The adjoining Rhineland was demilitarised.Military service was abolished and German ground troops were limited to 100,000 men, its navy also restricted and an air force forbidden.The treaty also created the League of Nations — the precursor to the United Nations — although Germany was initially excluded.Humiliation, angerGermany was humiliated, the harshness of the treaty causing shock and anger among its people.The reparations demanded by the Allies set in 1921, were around 132 billion German gold marks (more than $30 billion at the time), although this was later reduced.But Germany struggled to pay and descended into economic chaos and hyperinflation.The resentment fuelled nationalism and provided a breeding ground for the rising Nazis, whose leader Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933 refusing to continue paying the reparations.Europe would soon be at war again.last_img read more

Carsharing company Turo enters BC market for the first time

first_img Thursday, October 5, 2017 VANCOUVER — Turo, a car sharing marketplace where local car owners provide travellers with vehicles for their adventures, has announced that it has expanded to British Columbia since its launch in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec in April 2016.The launch of Turo in B.C. marks an important step in realizing the company’s mission to put Canada’s 23 million cars to better use, and to capture a growing share of the Canadian travel market. It currently has over four million users around the world, including 220,000 users in Canada alone.“British Columbia is one of the top travel destinations in Canada and around the world. With its great outdoor culture, high penetration of car sharing and high levels of cross-border travel, British Columbia is a natural market for Turo. It is worth noting that 7% of Turo members in Canada are actually residents of British Columbia, using the Turo platform in other provinces and in the U.S.,” said Cedric Mathieu, Director of Turo in Canada.More news:  Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?To address the unique insurance regulations of BC, Turo has structured this first stage of its expansion to British Columbia by partnering with local, independent car rental entrepreneurs who will make their unique fleets of cars available to the Turo community and will be providing their own commercial rental insurance to travellers.“We’re very excited to bring Turo to the people of British Columbia and provide them with a local, convenient, more personal alternative to big car rental companies through our local network of amazing car rental entrepreneurs,” said Mathieu. “Independent car rental companies are natural partners for Turo; most are family-run small businesses who offer great service, and great cars, at great prices. Using the Turo platform, they can easily reach our fast growing community of trusted travelers and be able to more effectively compete with the larger car rental chains. We’re thrilled to empower car entrepreneurs across beautiful British Columbia.”More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?A number of preferred partners such as hotels, independent car rental companies and individual car entrepreneurs have already listed their vehicles on the Turo platform. Some unique cars already available include makes and models like Tesla Model S, Mercedes-Benz CLA and Porsche Panamera, with many more to come in the coming weeks. All partners are required to carry adequate commercial rental insurance as well as provide best in class service in order to participate.Turo is actively marketing towards travellers and suppliers across the province to raise awareness of the Turo brand in preparation of the future launch of its full peer-to-peer service.“We remain committed to launching our peer-to-peer marketplace in the near future, and will be working with insurance regulators and legislators to bring Turo to all individual car owners in B.C. soon, added Mathieu. Travelweek Group Share Car-sharing company Turo enters B.C. market for the first timecenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: British Columbia Posted bylast_img read more

Gazans thank Iran for help in battling Israel

first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Associated PressGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Residents of the Gaza Strip on Wednesday plastered large billboards in key locations thanking Iran for its help during a recent eight-day battle against Israel.The posters reflected the strong ties between Iran and the Hamas and Islamic Jihad militant groups in Gaza. Israel considers Iran to be its most dangerous enemy, citing Iran’s support for the militants and its suspect nuclear program. During the fighting, Gaza militants groups fired hundreds of rockets into Israel, including Iranian-made “Fajr” missiles reaching as far as Tel Aviv and the outskirts of Jerusalem.Israel has long accused Iran of funneling weapons into the Gaza Strip, but only recently have the militant groups openly acknowledged the origins of their arsenal.The posters, displayed at busy intersections through Gaza, show the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, surrounded by Iranian and Palestinian flags, two hands in a handshake with the words, “Thanks and Gratitude to Iran” in Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi.The posters were not signed, and Hamas and Islamic Jihad representatives said their groups had nothing to do with them. But their prominent location, at busy intersections and next to a destroyed Hamas security compound, as well as the fact that they were not removed, indicated that the militants were involved in the effort. Hamas has ruled Gaza with a firm hand since overrunning the territory in 2007.Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders have also publicly thanked Iran.Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev accused the Hamas leadership of putting its interests above those of the people of the Gaza Strip. “I don’t think anyone should be surprised by the connection between Hamas and Iran, because they share the same extremists and hateful ideology,” he said.Israel launched the offensive in Gaza on Nov. 14 in response to months of intensifying Palestinian rocket fire. Israel launched roughly 1,500 airstrikes at Palestinian rocket launchers and storage sites. While Israel claims to have inflicted heavy damage, the militants continued to fire rockets until a cease-fire was declared on Nov. 21.In eight days of fighting, more than 160 Palestinians, including dozens of civilians, were killed, according to Palestinian medical officials. Six Israelis were killed.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous oflast_img read more

Factual Data Announces Lein and Judgment Reporting

first_img May 25, 2017 572 Views Factual Data, a provider of credit and verification services to the mortgage lending industry, announced Thursday its alignment with the data and analytics company LexisNexis Risk Solutions to offer the LexisNexis Riskview Liens and Judgments Report. When the National Credit Reporting Agencies cease offering access to most liens and judgment data in July, the new FCRA product will enable lenders to fill the gap.As part of this July change, 50 percent of tax liens and data and 96 percent of civil judgments will be removed from the three Nationwide Credit Reporting Agencies reports. Factual Data said this change has created an environment of uncertainty for mortgage lenders, who have relied on this data for more than two decades to evaluate consumer home loan applications.“Aligning with industry leader LexisNexis was critical in our efforts to addressing this impending information gap for our customers,” said Jay Giesen, SVP of Factual Data. “Factual Data is proud to provide to our customers a FCRA product that will be fully integrated into their current credit report format, helping them to continue to thoroughly assess consumer credit worthiness.”According to LexisNexis Risk Solutions, borrowers who have a judgment or tax lien are 5.5 times more likely to end up in pre-foreclosure or foreclosure, as compared to borrowers who don’t have judgments and tax liens, making this information essential for lenders. LexisNexis explained that the new RiskView Liens & Judgments Report delivers technology advancements that strengthen the reliability of lien and civil judgment content with greater than 99 percent reliability and full compliance with Fair Credit Reporting Act regulations.“Factual Data approached us early in our development effort and recognized the importance of liens and judgments data for their customers,” said Tim Coyle, Senior Director, real estate and mortgage at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “The report will assist a lender’s ability to assess an applicant’s ability to pay, minimize related closing delays and comply with investor requirements. Factual Data’s extensive integrations with customers and leading industry platforms will make it simple for customers to adapt and protect themselves from the upcoming credit report content change.” Share in Headlines, News, Originationcenter_img Ken Viviano Lenders LexisNexis mortgage National Credit Reporting Agencies Riskview Liens and Judgments tax liens Tim Coyle 2017-05-25 Brianna Gilpin Factual Data Announces Lein and Judgment Reportinglast_img read more

The hidden sanctuary of Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bal

first_imgThe hidden sanctuary of Belmond Jimbaran Puri, Bali is offering a limited time special Stay 4 Pay 3 package starting from AUD$935 per villa per night and including daily buffet breakfast, return airport transfers and a host of authentic Balinese cultural experiences.The package is valid for stays from 3 January – 30 June 2018.Stay 4 Pay 3 package from Best Available Rate includes:• 4-nights in One-Bedroom Deluxe Pool Villa• Daily buffet breakfast• Daily afternoon tea served in the villa• Private morning cruise to Jimbaran Fish Market with Dedari Boat• Balinese cooking class with local chefs• Balinese Hindu Temple Experience• Balinese Massage Lesson• Compose Herbal Remedies• Return airport transfersContact the Reservations Team at info.jpb@belmond.com and quote booking code booking code “AUBALISP2018”. baliBelmondJimbaranlast_img read more

QueenslandTangalooma

first_imgQueenslandTangalooma Queensland’s iconic Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island is offering a 3-night Island Escape valid for travel between 30 April 2018 and 30 August 2018.Priced from $597 pp twin share, guests can also receive a a bonus $200 resort credit and free return boat transfers. Feed wild bottlenose dolphin, snorkel through 15 sunken ship wrecks which are home to over 200 species of tropical fish, or partake in over 50 island-based tours and activities (including quad biking, 4WD tours, desert safari, sea scooters – and more). Tangalooma is reached via a 10 minute taxi transfer from Brisbane domestic airport to the Tangalooma wharf, and a 75 minute ferry ride to the resort. last_img read more

Holidaymakers travelling on long haul flights over

first_imgHolidaymakers travelling on long haul flights overseas are seeking more than relaxation, ABTA – The Travel Association and Kuoni have said.A survey published by Kuoni last week revealed that 40 percent of holidaymakers use time abroad to discuss important matters, while more than a quarter (26 percent) have discussed whether or not to change jobs.Almost three quarters (74 percent) believe that their holiday will be the making or breaking of their relationship.ABTA spokeswoman Frances Tuke said that holiday destinations are often the ideal place to talk about life-changing matters.”Some of these long haul destinations really give people the space in their heads to do that,” she explained.”A lot of destinations are bubbling through because we have become more adventurous essentially and we are looking for a little bit more when it comes to travel.”We want personal fulfilment, we are not just looking to flock and drop onto the beaches.”Kuoni’s long haul report also revealed that 27 per cent of holidaymakers use an excursion to reignite their love life.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedThailand holidaymakers not seeking health advice, survey suggestsThailand holidaymakers not seeking health advice, survey suggestsLong-haul destinations more affordable for British holidaymakersHolidaymakers are snapping up flights to mid and long-haul destinations because they offer a better cost of living than the UK.More UK holidaymakers book long-haul flightsBrits are more likely to book holidays to longer-haul destinations because the cost of flights has come downlast_img read more

by Dan Gelston The Associated Press Posted Ja

first_img by Dan Gelston, The Associated Press Posted Jan 11, 2019 9:14 am PDT FILE – In this July 24, 2018, file photo, reigning ONE featherweight and lightweight world champion Martin Nguyen addresses reporters during a news conference for the ONE Championship mixed martial arts event in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. One Championship, the MMA organization out of Asia, is going global in 2019 and it’s making the kind of moves that shows it plans to become a player in combat sports. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File) One Championship looks to make MMA splash in States AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email How many casual American sports fans about a year ago had heard of One? Try none.OK, maybe that’s a bit of a reach. But the Singapore-based mixed martial arts organization was an afterthought at best in the United States among the hodgepodge of companies trying to put a dent in UFC’s heavyweight share of the combat sports marketplace.Try ignoring One Championship now.After staging shows for seven years across Asia from Myanmar to China, One has come out swinging in the U.S. — throwing millions at big-name free agents, signing a major cable TV deal and raising capital needed to not only keep its grip as the dominant MMA promotion of the East, but perhaps use global expansion to eventually rival UFC as the champ of the West.“They’re making a serious push,” One fighter Eddie Alvarez said. “I don’t think it’s going to be long before you can crown them one of the top promotions in the world. They’ve done everything possible in their favour to become that.”Alvarez, a Philadelphia native, should know as well as any fighter about One’s commitment to becoming a major player in the U.S. fight game. “The Underground King” has fought for several MMA promotions and made his name in Bellator as a two-time lightweight champion and in UFC where he won the same title in 2016 and headlined the promotion’s first card in Madison Square Garden against Conor McGregor. The 34-year-old Alvarez became a free agent after his last fight in July 2018 and decided to explore his options outside UFC. He travelled to Singapore and met One founder and CEO Chatri Sityodtong and learned U.S. expansion plans and acquiring other name fighters were on the horizon, as well as ongoing talks that would broadcast fights in America. Alvarez was impressed, not just by One’s outline for the future, but in a multimillion dollar contract offer that he says makes him one of the highest-paid fighters in the sport.“Our deal is more in the lines of a real pro sport deal, like football or baseball,” Alvarez said. “The package deal is an eight-figure deal. When we brought that to the UFC to match it, they declined matching it and I had to move forward. I’m happy I did because One Championship is the only major promotion that I have not won and conquered the world title in. It’s history and legacy for me.”Alvarez was part of a flurry of transactions that put MMA fans on notice that One was intent on becoming a singular sensation. One obtained Demetrious Johnson, the long-reigning UFC flyweight champion better known as “Mighty Mouse,” in a trade with UFC — yes, a trade — for Ben Askren. Sage Northcutt, once hailed as a future UFC star, also signed with One. Meisha Tate, a former 135-pound champion in UFC and Strikeforce, has signed on as One’s vice-president and was set to move to Singapore.One strengthened its roster with notable U.S.-based talent ahead of a North American television deal with Turner Sports. The three-year deal will see One content broadcast on Turner’s platforms including TNT, which is received by more than 90 million households in the United States, as well as streaming platform Bleacher Report Live and other Turner properties. Turner, which also broadcasts the NBA and the NCAA Tournament, is set to air 24 events in 2019 on its various outlets. B/R Live will stream One: Eternal Glory on Jan. 19 from Jakarta, Indonesia.That date is already familiar to MMA fans — UFC is running its debut show on ESPN-plus the same night (yet in different time zones).Johnson and Alvarez will make their One Championship debuts on March 31 in Japan in tournament competition.“I’m not the smallest guy in the organization anymore,” the 5-foot-3 Johnson said. “In America, everybody always looked at me as a child. I won’t have that issue when I’m in Asia competing.”More elite fighters could be on their way to One.Alvarez, who said he left on good terms with UFC and President Dana White, has suddenly become quite popular among his MMA peers.“Every fighter in town is sliding into my DMs. What’s going on? What are you being offered?” Alvarez said, laughing.Sityodtong, raised in Thailand and a graduate of Harvard Business School, is the self-made multimillionaire entrepreneur behind One. He’s made a name as the most powerful MMA executive in Asia and has trained and coached in martial arts. Alvarez was wowed — and wooed — by Sityodtong’s approach toward building One into an American MMA juggernaut.“In three years, our goal is 100 million live viewers per event, making us as big as Super Bowl Sunday,” Sityodtong said at the press conference to introduce Alvarez.One has been aggressive in establish a U.S. foothold in large part because of an influx of cash from some of the top venture capital firms in the world. Sequoia Capital and Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek helped One secure an additional $166 million in funding in October. One said at the time of the announcement it had exceeded $250 million in total capital base. One also recently announced an exclusive partnership in Japan with TV Tokyo, one of the country’s largest national television broadcasters.One could quickly crush Bellator as the No. 2 promotion in the United States with a national TV deal and become a viable option for free-agent fighters — even with no scheduled events in America. Plenty of other promotions are also trying to compete or at least carve out a viable slice of the MMA pie, including the Professional Fighters League, which boasts Kevin Hart and Mark Burnett as celebrity investors, as well as Cage Fury Fighting Championship and numerous promotions that air fights in various disciplines under UFC’s Fight Pass online subscription service.Alvarez has a stout belief that the MMA promotion made in Asia can make it in America.“The fans there get it,” Alvarez said, “and it won’t be long until the American fans here get it, as well.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsDan Gelston, The Associated Presslast_img read more