Stormy weather leave thousands in dark in Ontario and Quebec

first_imgTORONTO – More than 120,000 homes and businesses in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick were without power late Thursday after thunderstorms and powerful winds swept through the provinces.Hydro-Quebec was reporting more than 66,000 outages, with about half of them in the Laurentians north of Montreal and about 8,000 each in Western Quebec and in the Montreal area.The stormy weather that caused the outages was moving east late Thursday, prompting Environment Canada to issue a severe thunderstorm watch for eastern Quebec, including the Quebec City region.NB Power in New Brunswick was reporting at least 6,000 outages and some structural damage due to “sudden thunderstorms,” primarily on the island of Lameque and in the Shippigan and Caraquet areas.The utility said repair work will continue into Friday and extra crews are bring brought in to assist.In Ontario, Hydro One’s outage map was showing well over 62,000 outages, primarily in cottage country north of Toronto on a line from Parry Sound to the Quebec border.last_img read more

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first_imgTORONTO – More than 120,000 homes and businesses in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick were without power late Thursday after thunderstorms and powerful winds swept through the provinces.Hydro-Quebec was reporting more than 66,000 outages, with about half of them in the Laurentians north of Montreal and about 8,000 each in Western Quebec and in the Montreal area.The stormy weather that caused the outages was moving east late Thursday, prompting Environment Canada to issue a severe thunderstorm watch for eastern Quebec, including the Quebec City region.NB Power in New Brunswick was reporting at least 6,000 outages and some structural damage due to “sudden thunderstorms,” primarily on the island of Lameque and in the Shippigan and Caraquet areas.The utility said repair work will continue into Friday and extra crews are bring brought in to assist.In Ontario, Hydro One’s outage map was showing well over 62,000 outages, primarily in cottage country north of Toronto on a line from Parry Sound to the Quebec border.last_img read more

New Brunswick unveils plans for Crownrun marijuana stores plus home delivery

first_imgFREDERICTON – New Brunswickers will buy their legal marijuana at a subsidiary of the province’s liquor commission — and have sommelier-like staff to guide them.The province also announced Wednesday the stores will be more tightly controlled than liquor outlets, but home delivery will be available.“No one under the legal age will be allowed inside the premises. That will happen at the reception area, after which people will be able to enter the retail environment,” NB Liquor president Brian Harriman told a news conference.“The product will be displayed under glass cases and it will be a one-on-one shopping experience … We will ensure our retail staff are highly trained and able to educate and help people who want to learn about cannabis have that opportunity in the store environment.”Finance Minister Cathy Rogers said other jurisdictions like Colorado and Washington recommended starting with tight government oversight, and New Brunswick’s Crown-owned liquor agency is well-positioned for the job.“NB Liquor has the experience in the retail market selling a regulated substance, and we believe their knowledge and expertise will provide for a smooth transition into this new territory,” she said.The federal government is expected to legalize recreational marijuana starting in July 2018, although some provinces, territories and police agencies have lobbied for a delay. Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor has said the government is sticking to the deadline, and Rogers says that’s the date New Brunswick is preparing for.A tender was recently issued for 20 retail locations in 15 communities across the province.Harriman said the retail locations will be separate from anywhere liquor is now sold. The number of employees has not been determined, but each will require a lot of product knowledge, he said.Jamie Agnew, president of the CUPE local that represents about 500 NB Liquor employees, said staff will have to be trained much like sommeliers in liquor stores.“People need to know about the CBDs and the THCs, sativa and indica. There’s a lot of science around the marijuana now. Just as in wine and scotch, there’s a tasting wheel,” said Agnew, who currently uses medicinal marijuana himself.Last month, Ontario announced it plans to set the minimum age at 19 and sell cannabis through government-run outlets.Earlier this month, Alberta proposed to make 18 the minimum age to use cannabis, with no decision yet on whether to sell cannabis through government-run stores or through private operators. The Nova Scotia government is seeking feedback on a legal age of 19 for marijuana use, with sales through a Crown corporation like the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation.Ross Wetmore, a critic for the Opposition Progressive Conservatives in New Brunswick, said his party would have preferred a private retail model, but will reserve further comment until they see all the details.The minimum age to buy recreational marijuana, pricing, the name of the new stores, and the kind of education programs have yet to be determined.Wetmore said many of those things should already be decided.“We should have been starting our education right now. We are behind on that. Law enforcement has some concerns. We have a lot of questions to ask of the minister,” Wetmore said.Harriman said online sales will also be available for pick-up at a retail store or home delivery.He said it has not been determined who will do the home delivery, but it will require the same kind of identification and age verification at the door that’s now in place for delivery of medicinal marijuana.Both Rogers and Harriman say the goal is to get recreational cannabis out of the hands of young people and criminals.Harriman said the experience in other places such as Colorado has been that the illegal market is reduced significantly once sales are controlled and legalized.Rogers said illegal dispensaries will remain illegal, and an issue for public safety officials to deal with.last_img read more

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first_imgFREDERICTON – New Brunswickers will buy their legal marijuana at a subsidiary of the province’s liquor commission — and have sommelier-like staff to guide them.The province also announced Wednesday the stores will be more tightly controlled than liquor outlets, but home delivery will be available.“No one under the legal age will be allowed inside the premises. That will happen at the reception area, after which people will be able to enter the retail environment,” NB Liquor president Brian Harriman told a news conference.“The product will be displayed under glass cases and it will be a one-on-one shopping experience … We will ensure our retail staff are highly trained and able to educate and help people who want to learn about cannabis have that opportunity in the store environment.”Finance Minister Cathy Rogers said other jurisdictions like Colorado and Washington recommended starting with tight government oversight, and New Brunswick’s Crown-owned liquor agency is well-positioned for the job.“NB Liquor has the experience in the retail market selling a regulated substance, and we believe their knowledge and expertise will provide for a smooth transition into this new territory,” she said.The federal government is expected to legalize recreational marijuana starting in July 2018, although some provinces, territories and police agencies have lobbied for a delay. Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor has said the government is sticking to the deadline, and Rogers says that’s the date New Brunswick is preparing for.A tender was recently issued for 20 retail locations in 15 communities across the province.Harriman said the retail locations will be separate from anywhere liquor is now sold. The number of employees has not been determined, but each will require a lot of product knowledge, he said.Jamie Agnew, president of the CUPE local that represents about 500 NB Liquor employees, said staff will have to be trained much like sommeliers in liquor stores.“People need to know about the CBDs and the THCs, sativa and indica. There’s a lot of science around the marijuana now. Just as in wine and scotch, there’s a tasting wheel,” said Agnew, who currently uses medicinal marijuana himself.Last month, Ontario announced it plans to set the minimum age at 19 and sell cannabis through government-run outlets.Earlier this month, Alberta proposed to make 18 the minimum age to use cannabis, with no decision yet on whether to sell cannabis through government-run stores or through private operators. The Nova Scotia government is seeking feedback on a legal age of 19 for marijuana use, with sales through a Crown corporation like the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation.Ross Wetmore, a critic for the Opposition Progressive Conservatives in New Brunswick, said his party would have preferred a private retail model, but will reserve further comment until they see all the details.The minimum age to buy recreational marijuana, pricing, the name of the new stores, and the kind of education programs have yet to be determined.Wetmore said many of those things should already be decided.“We should have been starting our education right now. We are behind on that. Law enforcement has some concerns. We have a lot of questions to ask of the minister,” Wetmore said.Harriman said online sales will also be available for pick-up at a retail store or home delivery.He said it has not been determined who will do the home delivery, but it will require the same kind of identification and age verification at the door that’s now in place for delivery of medicinal marijuana.Both Rogers and Harriman say the goal is to get recreational cannabis out of the hands of young people and criminals.Harriman said the experience in other places such as Colorado has been that the illegal market is reduced significantly once sales are controlled and legalized.Rogers said illegal dispensaries will remain illegal, and an issue for public safety officials to deal with.last_img read more

Mamata calls for paribartan to rid nation of fear psychosis induced by

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday called for paribartan (change) of guard at the Centre to get rid of the fear psychosis, particularly among the business community, which the Narendra Modi government has induced in the country.”There was a time when the people of the country loved the leader of their nation. But now people are apprehensive about the leader. This situation prevailing in the country needs a change. If this happens, I assure you that the business community and the industrialists will not face any problem. Communities like the Marwaris and the Punjabis will be able to live peacefully. We will work together and bring a new policy to ensure that you do not suffer from any harassment,” Banerjee said at a Holi celebration event organised by the International Marwari Federation. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIn a word of advice to the business community, Banerjee reiterated that till they (BJP) are in power at the Centre, they should be alert and careful. “The businessmen are scared as agencies like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), I-T (Income Tax) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) are being set against them,” she maintained. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister lashed out at BJP for questioning her religion and threw a Sanskrit mantra chanting challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. “Puja does not only mean sporting a tilak, Amit (Shah) babu and Modi babu (PM Modi). Come have a competition of mantras with me. Let’s see who knows more Sanskrit mantras,” she said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”They allege we do not allow Pujas in Bengal. They should go and see how many ‘mandirs’ (temples) have been constructed. Humanity is my religion and I do not need lectures from them about religion,” she added. Providing a list of the shrines that have received a facelift during her government’s rule, she said that the state government has recently inaugurated a skywalk at Dakshineshwar. Tarakeshwar and Tarapith have been developed and Gangasagar has witnessed a total overhaul. “People used to say ‘Sab tirtha barbar, Gangasagar ekbar’. Now they say ‘Gangasagar barbar’. They have failed in building the Ram Mandir and simply engage in political rhetoric over it before elections,” Banerjee said. Continuing her tirade against the saffron party, she asserted that she believes in playing Holi with colours “unlike some sections (BJP) which believe in paying with blood”. “I believe in playing Holi with colours and with a pure mind, unlike them who believe in playing Holi with the blood of others. I do not need to learn the meaning of communal harmony from a divisive force like the BJP,” Banerjee said. She urged the people of the state to maintain communal harmony on the days of ‘Doljatra’ (as the festival of colours is known in Bengal) and Holi and cautioned people to be on guard against any effort to disturb peace in the state.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday called for paribartan (change) of guard at the Centre to get rid of the fear psychosis, particularly among the business community, which the Narendra Modi government has induced in the country.”There was a time when the people of the country loved the leader of their nation. But now people are apprehensive about the leader. This situation prevailing in the country needs a change. If this happens, I assure you that the business community and the industrialists will not face any problem. Communities like the Marwaris and the Punjabis will be able to live peacefully. We will work together and bring a new policy to ensure that you do not suffer from any harassment,” Banerjee said at a Holi celebration event organised by the International Marwari Federation. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIn a word of advice to the business community, Banerjee reiterated that till they (BJP) are in power at the Centre, they should be alert and careful. “The businessmen are scared as agencies like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), I-T (Income Tax) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) are being set against them,” she maintained. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister lashed out at BJP for questioning her religion and threw a Sanskrit mantra chanting challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. “Puja does not only mean sporting a tilak, Amit (Shah) babu and Modi babu (PM Modi). Come have a competition of mantras with me. Let’s see who knows more Sanskrit mantras,” she said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”They allege we do not allow Pujas in Bengal. They should go and see how many ‘mandirs’ (temples) have been constructed. Humanity is my religion and I do not need lectures from them about religion,” she added. Providing a list of the shrines that have received a facelift during her government’s rule, she said that the state government has recently inaugurated a skywalk at Dakshineshwar. Tarakeshwar and Tarapith have been developed and Gangasagar has witnessed a total overhaul. “People used to say ‘Sab tirtha barbar, Gangasagar ekbar’. Now they say ‘Gangasagar barbar’. They have failed in building the Ram Mandir and simply engage in political rhetoric over it before elections,” Banerjee said. Continuing her tirade against the saffron party, she asserted that she believes in playing Holi with colours “unlike some sections (BJP) which believe in paying with blood”. “I believe in playing Holi with colours and with a pure mind, unlike them who believe in playing Holi with the blood of others. I do not need to learn the meaning of communal harmony from a divisive force like the BJP,” Banerjee said. She urged the people of the state to maintain communal harmony on the days of ‘Doljatra’ (as the festival of colours is known in Bengal) and Holi and cautioned people to be on guard against any effort to disturb peace in the state.last_img read more

Business Highlights

___US appeals court clears AT&T’s $81B purchase of Time WarnerWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court cleared AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner, rejecting the Trump administration’s claims that the $81 billion deal will harm consumers and reduce competition in the TV industry. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington came Tuesday in the high-stakes competition case, approving one of the biggest media marriages ever. It was already completed last spring after a federal trial judge approved it.___Fed’s Powell predicts solid but slower growth in 2019WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the U.S. economy should keep growing at a solid but somewhat slower pace this year but he cautions about a number of risks ranging from a global slowdown to volatile financial markets and uncertainty surrounding U.S. trade policy. In delivering the Fed’s semiannual monetary report to Congress, Powell says the Fed will be “patient” in determining when to boost rates in light of the various risks.___Senators draw on own experiences to chastise drug companiesWASHINGTON (AP) — Senators from both political parties put drug company executives on notice that they’ll act to curb high costs, while the CEOs warned that government price controls could jeopardize medical breakthroughs. Tuesday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing marked the first time lawmakers have called top industry executives to account for rising prices. The public accounting is a sign Congress and the White House are moving toward legislation to curb costs.___Elon Musk ordered to tell judge why he’s not in contemptDETROIT (AP) — A federal judge in New York is giving Tesla CEO Elon Musk until March 11 to explain why he shouldn’t be held in contempt of court. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan issued the order Tuesday, one day after securities regulators asked that Musk be held in contempt for violating the terms of a settlement agreement.___US housing starts plummeted 11.2 per cent in DecemberWASHINGTON (AP) — The number of homes being constructed in December plunged to the lowest level in more than two years, a possible sign that developers are anticipating fewer new houses to be sold this year. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that housing starts fell 11.2 per cent in December from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate 1.08 million. This is the slowest pace of construction since September 2016.___Macy’s announces multiyear restructuring planNEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s is announcing a multiyear money saving restructuring program as the department store released fiscal fourth-quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations. The department store chain said that the program would result in cost savings of $100 million.___Brexit: Parliament to decide between no deal and delayLONDON (AP) — Britain’s bumpy journey out of the European Union has taken a major turn, as Prime Minister Theresa May handed the steering wheel to Parliament, giving lawmakers the power to slam on the brakes and divert Britain away from a disruptive and disorderly Brexit. May told legislators she would give them three choices: approve the divorce agreement she has struck with the EU, vote to leave the bloc on March 29 without a deal, or ask the EU to delay Brexit by up to three months.___Fiat Chrysler: $4.5B plan would add 6,500 Detroit-area jobsDETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler says it plans to roughly double its hourly workforce in Detroit as part of a $4.5 billion investment that will add about 6,500 jobs in the city and surrounding suburbs to build all-new or next-generation SUVs. The company said Tuesday it will reopen a shuttered engine plant in the city and convert another in the same complex into a future assembly plant for the Jeep Grand Cherokee and a new, three-row, full-size Jeep SUV and plug-in hybrid models.___US suffers setbacks in effort to ban Chinese tech companyBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The U.S. government’s fight to ban Chinese tech giant Huawei from next-generation internet networks appears to be flagging. The two sides faced off Tuesday at the world’s biggest mobile technology trade fair, in Barcelona, Spain, where they sought to win over customers and governments. In a blow to the U.S. allegations that Huawei represents a cybersecurity risk, the United Arab Emirates struck a deal with the company for new 5G networks.___US stock indexes end slightly lower after wobbly dayNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes capped a day of wobbly trading with slight losses Tuesday, erasing some of their modest gains from a day earlier. The market changed course several times during the day as investors balanced conflicting U.S. economic data and testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Health care, financial and industrial companies took some of the heaviest losses, offsetting gains in technology stocks and retailers.___The S&P 500 dropped 2.21 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,793.90. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 33.97 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 26,057.98. The Nasdaq composite slid 5.16 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 7,549.30. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gave up 11.32 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 1,577.48.The Associated Press read more

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___US appeals court clears AT&T’s $81B purchase of Time WarnerWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court cleared AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner, rejecting the Trump administration’s claims that the $81 billion deal will harm consumers and reduce competition in the TV industry. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington came Tuesday in the high-stakes competition case, approving one of the biggest media marriages ever. It was already completed last spring after a federal trial judge approved it.___Fed’s Powell predicts solid but slower growth in 2019WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the U.S. economy should keep growing at a solid but somewhat slower pace this year but he cautions about a number of risks ranging from a global slowdown to volatile financial markets and uncertainty surrounding U.S. trade policy. In delivering the Fed’s semiannual monetary report to Congress, Powell says the Fed will be “patient” in determining when to boost rates in light of the various risks.___Senators draw on own experiences to chastise drug companiesWASHINGTON (AP) — Senators from both political parties put drug company executives on notice that they’ll act to curb high costs, while the CEOs warned that government price controls could jeopardize medical breakthroughs. Tuesday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing marked the first time lawmakers have called top industry executives to account for rising prices. The public accounting is a sign Congress and the White House are moving toward legislation to curb costs.___Elon Musk ordered to tell judge why he’s not in contemptDETROIT (AP) — A federal judge in New York is giving Tesla CEO Elon Musk until March 11 to explain why he shouldn’t be held in contempt of court. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan issued the order Tuesday, one day after securities regulators asked that Musk be held in contempt for violating the terms of a settlement agreement.___US housing starts plummeted 11.2 per cent in DecemberWASHINGTON (AP) — The number of homes being constructed in December plunged to the lowest level in more than two years, a possible sign that developers are anticipating fewer new houses to be sold this year. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that housing starts fell 11.2 per cent in December from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate 1.08 million. This is the slowest pace of construction since September 2016.___Macy’s announces multiyear restructuring planNEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s is announcing a multiyear money saving restructuring program as the department store released fiscal fourth-quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations. The department store chain said that the program would result in cost savings of $100 million.___Brexit: Parliament to decide between no deal and delayLONDON (AP) — Britain’s bumpy journey out of the European Union has taken a major turn, as Prime Minister Theresa May handed the steering wheel to Parliament, giving lawmakers the power to slam on the brakes and divert Britain away from a disruptive and disorderly Brexit. May told legislators she would give them three choices: approve the divorce agreement she has struck with the EU, vote to leave the bloc on March 29 without a deal, or ask the EU to delay Brexit by up to three months.___Fiat Chrysler: $4.5B plan would add 6,500 Detroit-area jobsDETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler says it plans to roughly double its hourly workforce in Detroit as part of a $4.5 billion investment that will add about 6,500 jobs in the city and surrounding suburbs to build all-new or next-generation SUVs. The company said Tuesday it will reopen a shuttered engine plant in the city and convert another in the same complex into a future assembly plant for the Jeep Grand Cherokee and a new, three-row, full-size Jeep SUV and plug-in hybrid models.___US suffers setbacks in effort to ban Chinese tech companyBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The U.S. government’s fight to ban Chinese tech giant Huawei from next-generation internet networks appears to be flagging. The two sides faced off Tuesday at the world’s biggest mobile technology trade fair, in Barcelona, Spain, where they sought to win over customers and governments. In a blow to the U.S. allegations that Huawei represents a cybersecurity risk, the United Arab Emirates struck a deal with the company for new 5G networks.___US stock indexes end slightly lower after wobbly dayNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes capped a day of wobbly trading with slight losses Tuesday, erasing some of their modest gains from a day earlier. The market changed course several times during the day as investors balanced conflicting U.S. economic data and testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Health care, financial and industrial companies took some of the heaviest losses, offsetting gains in technology stocks and retailers.___The S&P 500 dropped 2.21 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,793.90. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 33.97 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 26,057.98. The Nasdaq composite slid 5.16 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 7,549.30. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gave up 11.32 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 1,577.48.The Associated Press read more

South Africas economy plummets by most in about a decade

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa says its economy dropped by the largest amount in about a decade, hurting newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts at growth and reforms.The government on Tuesday said the economy declined by 3.2% in the first quarter of 2019 from the fourth quarter of 2018 as manufacturing and mining fell.Widespread power outages earlier this year were in part to blame as sub-Saharan Africa’s most developed economy continues to struggle.Ramaphosa first took office last year after predecessor Jacob Zuma was forced to resign amid corruption allegations. Public outrage over graft scandals hurt the ruling African National Congress in last month’s election, and the new administration now faces the challenges of reviving the economy and restoring public and investor confidence.South Africa fell into recession briefly last year.The Associated Press read more

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JOHANNESBURG — South Africa says its economy dropped by the largest amount in about a decade, hurting newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts at growth and reforms.The government on Tuesday said the economy declined by 3.2% in the first quarter of 2019 from the fourth quarter of 2018 as manufacturing and mining fell.Widespread power outages earlier this year were in part to blame as sub-Saharan Africa’s most developed economy continues to struggle.Ramaphosa first took office last year after predecessor Jacob Zuma was forced to resign amid corruption allegations. Public outrage over graft scandals hurt the ruling African National Congress in last month’s election, and the new administration now faces the challenges of reviving the economy and restoring public and investor confidence.South Africa fell into recession briefly last year.The Associated Press read more

Former Rwandan colonel gets 25year sentence from UN war crimes tribunal

25 February 2010The United Nations war crimes tribunal set up in the wake of the 1994 Rwandan genocide today sentenced a former top officer in the country’s armed forces to 25 years of imprisonment after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. Lieutenant Colonel Ephrem Setako, who was also head of the Division of Legal Affairs in the Ministry of Defence in 1994, is believed to be one of the key architects of the mass killings during which an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed – often by machete or club – during a 100-day period. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), based in Arusha, Tanzania, found that Lt.-Col. Setako ordered the killings on 25 April 1994 of 30 to 40 Tutsis at Mukamira military camp in Ruhengeri prefecture and around 10 other Tutsis there on 11 May.He was found guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity (extermination) and serious violations of Article 3 common to the Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocol II (murder), but acquitted of complicity to commit genocide, murder as a crime against humanity and pillage as a war crime.Some 55 witnesses took part in the trial of Lt.-Col. Setako, who was arrested in the Netherlands in 2004. read more

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25 February 2010The United Nations war crimes tribunal set up in the wake of the 1994 Rwandan genocide today sentenced a former top officer in the country’s armed forces to 25 years of imprisonment after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. Lieutenant Colonel Ephrem Setako, who was also head of the Division of Legal Affairs in the Ministry of Defence in 1994, is believed to be one of the key architects of the mass killings during which an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed – often by machete or club – during a 100-day period. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), based in Arusha, Tanzania, found that Lt.-Col. Setako ordered the killings on 25 April 1994 of 30 to 40 Tutsis at Mukamira military camp in Ruhengeri prefecture and around 10 other Tutsis there on 11 May.He was found guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity (extermination) and serious violations of Article 3 common to the Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocol II (murder), but acquitted of complicity to commit genocide, murder as a crime against humanity and pillage as a war crime.Some 55 witnesses took part in the trial of Lt.-Col. Setako, who was arrested in the Netherlands in 2004. read more

Sri Lanka and Tajikistan sign agreements following talks

In order to strengthen bilateral relations, the two leaders held discussions and entered into four bilateral agreements in the fields of political consultation, tourism, physical training and sports, and economic corporation. (Colombo Gazette) The leaders of Sri Lanka and Tajikistan had wide-ranging discussions today and both countries also signed four bilateral agreements.President Maithripala Sirisena today received the state delegation led by the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, who is on a state visit to Sri Lanka, at the Presidential Secretariat. read more

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In order to strengthen bilateral relations, the two leaders held discussions and entered into four bilateral agreements in the fields of political consultation, tourism, physical training and sports, and economic corporation. (Colombo Gazette) The leaders of Sri Lanka and Tajikistan had wide-ranging discussions today and both countries also signed four bilateral agreements.President Maithripala Sirisena today received the state delegation led by the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, who is on a state visit to Sri Lanka, at the Presidential Secretariat. read more

Cabraals men attempting to create artificial crisis

The Finance Ministry today accused officials close to former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal of attempting to create an artificial crisis.Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake told reporters today that those close to Cabraal are attempting to reduce the value of the Rupee. Karunanayake also said that an investigation has been launched into huge amounts of money which was taken out of the Central Bank two days before the last Presidential election.The Minister said that the police and Financial Crimes Investigations Division are involved in the investigations. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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The Finance Ministry today accused officials close to former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal of attempting to create an artificial crisis.Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake told reporters today that those close to Cabraal are attempting to reduce the value of the Rupee. Karunanayake also said that an investigation has been launched into huge amounts of money which was taken out of the Central Bank two days before the last Presidential election.The Minister said that the police and Financial Crimes Investigations Division are involved in the investigations. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Enbridge raises dividend 10 per cent for 2019

CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. is raising its dividend by 10 per cent for next year.The pipeline and utility company says the increase means it will pay a dividend of $2.95 per share annually, effective in the first quarter of 2019.Based on Enbridge’s closing share price Monday of $42.09, the stock will have an annual yield of about seven per cent.Enbridge also says it anticipates another 10 per cent increase in its dividend for 2020.The increase in its payment to shareholders comes as the company has been restructuring its business this year to focus on its low-risk regulated pipeline and utility operations.Enbridge has sold non-core assets, simplified its structure and reduced its debt. read more

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CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. is raising its dividend by 10 per cent for next year.The pipeline and utility company says the increase means it will pay a dividend of $2.95 per share annually, effective in the first quarter of 2019.Based on Enbridge’s closing share price Monday of $42.09, the stock will have an annual yield of about seven per cent.Enbridge also says it anticipates another 10 per cent increase in its dividend for 2020.The increase in its payment to shareholders comes as the company has been restructuring its business this year to focus on its low-risk regulated pipeline and utility operations.Enbridge has sold non-core assets, simplified its structure and reduced its debt. read more

At UN debate Kuwaiti leader calls for Security Council seats for Arab

“The State of Kuwait reaffirms the need to reform the Security Council to reflect the new international reality, and guarantee the rights of Arab and Islamic States in being represented in conformity with their size, their contributions, and their role in advocating the objectives and the principles of the Charter,” the Prime Minister said at the Assembly’s General Debate, which started on Tuesday.Enlargement of the 15-member Council has been an ongoing concern of many countries over the years with various states and regions seeking permanent representation.The Prime Minister also reaffirmed Kuwait’s commitment to international efforts to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria, where over 18,000 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands of others driven from their home since an uprising against the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad erupted 18 months ago.He called on the international community to provide more humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people both inside and outside their country.The Kuwaiti leader also appealed to Iran to cooperate with international efforts to reach a political settlement on its nuclear programme and dispel doubts surrounding its goals and purpose.Iran’s nuclear programme – which its officials have stated is for peaceful purposes, but some other countries contend is aimed at producing nuclear weapons – has been a matter of international concern since the discovery in 2003 that the country had concealed its nuclear activities for 18 years in breach of its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty NPT).The Director General of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, last week said that Iran is not providing the cooperation needed to provide credible assurance to conclude that all nuclear material is for peaceful activities.The Kuwaiti Prime Minister also denounced Israel’s continued occupation of Palestinian territories as a testament to the inability of the international community to end the plight of the Palestinians, citing Israeli settlement activities and other “gross violations of international; conventions and norms.”Scores of heads of State and government and other high-level officials are presenting their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance at the Assembly’s General Debate, which ends on 1 October. read more

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“The State of Kuwait reaffirms the need to reform the Security Council to reflect the new international reality, and guarantee the rights of Arab and Islamic States in being represented in conformity with their size, their contributions, and their role in advocating the objectives and the principles of the Charter,” the Prime Minister said at the Assembly’s General Debate, which started on Tuesday.Enlargement of the 15-member Council has been an ongoing concern of many countries over the years with various states and regions seeking permanent representation.The Prime Minister also reaffirmed Kuwait’s commitment to international efforts to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria, where over 18,000 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands of others driven from their home since an uprising against the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad erupted 18 months ago.He called on the international community to provide more humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people both inside and outside their country.The Kuwaiti leader also appealed to Iran to cooperate with international efforts to reach a political settlement on its nuclear programme and dispel doubts surrounding its goals and purpose.Iran’s nuclear programme – which its officials have stated is for peaceful purposes, but some other countries contend is aimed at producing nuclear weapons – has been a matter of international concern since the discovery in 2003 that the country had concealed its nuclear activities for 18 years in breach of its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty NPT).The Director General of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, last week said that Iran is not providing the cooperation needed to provide credible assurance to conclude that all nuclear material is for peaceful activities.The Kuwaiti Prime Minister also denounced Israel’s continued occupation of Palestinian territories as a testament to the inability of the international community to end the plight of the Palestinians, citing Israeli settlement activities and other “gross violations of international; conventions and norms.”Scores of heads of State and government and other high-level officials are presenting their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance at the Assembly’s General Debate, which ends on 1 October. read more

Englands steepest street declared to be a hill

Locals are forced to tie their cars to lamppostsCredit:SWNS Locals are forced to tie their cars to lampposts England’s steepest street has been named by the Ordnance Survey for the first time as as a hill in Bristol, where residents tie their cars to lampposts to stop them from rolling away.Bristol’s residential Vale Street has the steepest gradient in England with a slope of 22-degrees.  It measures in at four degrees steeper than Old Wyche Road in Worcestershire at 17.54 degrees, and is followed by roads in Sheffield, Lincoln and Dorset.Mat Goren, who lives on the street, said the only way to tackle the hill was to walk up it “like a mountaineer, with a slow pace”.Fellow resident Julie Wheat, who has lived on the street for two decades, said driving and parking on the street were particularly problematic. “You whack [the car] into first gear, put your foot down and hope nobody is coming down because once you have started, you have just got to keep going,” she said.A spokesman for the Ordnance Survey said: “The calculation first involved defining the steepest section of the road, then cutting it into 5m chunks, then applying more software to interpret the maximum and average slope data from the grid for each 5m piece of road. “Then the results have been put back together to give the average slope across the length of each road.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Locals are forced to tie their cars to lamppostsCredit:SWNS Locals are forced to tie their cars to lampposts England’s steepest street has been named by the Ordnance Survey for the first time as as a hill in Bristol, where residents tie their cars to lampposts to stop them from rolling away.Bristol’s residential Vale Street has the steepest gradient in England with a slope of 22-degrees.  It measures in at four degrees steeper than Old Wyche Road in Worcestershire at 17.54 degrees, and is followed by roads in Sheffield, Lincoln and Dorset.Mat Goren, who lives on the street, said the only way to tackle the hill was to walk up it “like a mountaineer, with a slow pace”.Fellow resident Julie Wheat, who has lived on the street for two decades, said driving and parking on the street were particularly problematic. “You whack [the car] into first gear, put your foot down and hope nobody is coming down because once you have started, you have just got to keep going,” she said.A spokesman for the Ordnance Survey said: “The calculation first involved defining the steepest section of the road, then cutting it into 5m chunks, then applying more software to interpret the maximum and average slope data from the grid for each 5m piece of road. “Then the results have been put back together to give the average slope across the length of each road.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Police warning over dating app killer after Battersea murder

He has since been allowed home, but his flat had been ransacked while he was unconscious and laptops, mobile phones, a wallet and cash stolen.Detectives arrested a 24-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl on suspicion of murder and theft on Tuesday. The man was also arrested for rape, and both have been released, pending further inquiries.The investigation is being led by Detective Chief Inspector Rob Pack, of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command.DCI Pack, said: “We have linked these two incidents through our suspects and our enquiries continue to establish the exact circumstances.”We know the victim in the Walthamstow incident met the male suspect through a social networking site and we are investigating whether there is a similar connection in Mr Murphy’s death.”Both incidents happened over a short period of time and thorough enquiries have led us to make these prompt arrests.”However, there is a possibility other offences may have been committed before 30 May.”He added: “I would also be keen to talk to anyone who saw anything suspicious on the afternoon of June 4 around Lombard Road, anything that looked out of place.”On Tuesday June 4th at 6.38pm police were called by the London Ambulance Service to a block of flats in Lombard Road after the body of a man was found. “She has been released under investigation.” Police have issued a warning over a suspected dating app killer after a murder in Battersea was linked to a robbery and a rape of another man days earlier. The body of 43-year-old Adrian Murphy was found at an address on the banks of the Thames in Battersea, south London, last week and police have arrested a man and a teenage girl on suspicion of murder and theft. Tests failed to establish the exact cause of his death, but police say property had been stolen from the premises, and believe he was lured to the flat after chatting with a stranger on Grindr.Detectives are now linking the death of Mr Murphy, who lived in nearby Wandsworth, to the rape and robbery of a 40-year-old man who had invited a man he had met online to his flat 15 miles away in Walthamstow, east London, five days earlier.Police fear there may be further victims, and have asked any men who believe they may have been attacked in similar circumstances to come forward.The Walthamstow rape victim believes he was drugged by the man he invited to his flat on Thursday, May 30.He was found unconscious later that day by a pal and was rushed to hospital. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “Officers attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.”Next of kin have been informed and the man has been identified as Adrian Murphy, aged 43, from the Wandsworth area.”A post-mortem at St George’s Hospital on Wednesday June 6th failed to determine a cause of death and we await the result of further tests.”Property was stolen from the premises where Mr Murphy was found.”Enquiries have linked this incident to an earlier allegation of rape at an address in Walthamstow on Thursday May 30th at around 1pm.”The 40-year-old victim believes he was drugged by a man he had invited to his flat after meeting him on a social networking platform.”He became unconscious and was found later that day by a friend who raised the alarm.”The victim was taken to Whipps Cross Hospital and has since been discharged.”His flat had been ransacked while he was unconscious and property including laptops, mobile phones, a wallet and cash, stolen.”A 24-year-old man was arrested late on Tuesday June 12th on suspicion of murder, rape and theft. He has since been bailed to attend a police station at a later date.”A 17-year-old girl was arrested earlier on June 12th on suspicion of murder and theft. read more

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He has since been allowed home, but his flat had been ransacked while he was unconscious and laptops, mobile phones, a wallet and cash stolen.Detectives arrested a 24-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl on suspicion of murder and theft on Tuesday. The man was also arrested for rape, and both have been released, pending further inquiries.The investigation is being led by Detective Chief Inspector Rob Pack, of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command.DCI Pack, said: “We have linked these two incidents through our suspects and our enquiries continue to establish the exact circumstances.”We know the victim in the Walthamstow incident met the male suspect through a social networking site and we are investigating whether there is a similar connection in Mr Murphy’s death.”Both incidents happened over a short period of time and thorough enquiries have led us to make these prompt arrests.”However, there is a possibility other offences may have been committed before 30 May.”He added: “I would also be keen to talk to anyone who saw anything suspicious on the afternoon of June 4 around Lombard Road, anything that looked out of place.”On Tuesday June 4th at 6.38pm police were called by the London Ambulance Service to a block of flats in Lombard Road after the body of a man was found. “She has been released under investigation.” Police have issued a warning over a suspected dating app killer after a murder in Battersea was linked to a robbery and a rape of another man days earlier. The body of 43-year-old Adrian Murphy was found at an address on the banks of the Thames in Battersea, south London, last week and police have arrested a man and a teenage girl on suspicion of murder and theft. Tests failed to establish the exact cause of his death, but police say property had been stolen from the premises, and believe he was lured to the flat after chatting with a stranger on Grindr.Detectives are now linking the death of Mr Murphy, who lived in nearby Wandsworth, to the rape and robbery of a 40-year-old man who had invited a man he had met online to his flat 15 miles away in Walthamstow, east London, five days earlier.Police fear there may be further victims, and have asked any men who believe they may have been attacked in similar circumstances to come forward.The Walthamstow rape victim believes he was drugged by the man he invited to his flat on Thursday, May 30.He was found unconscious later that day by a pal and was rushed to hospital. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “Officers attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.”Next of kin have been informed and the man has been identified as Adrian Murphy, aged 43, from the Wandsworth area.”A post-mortem at St George’s Hospital on Wednesday June 6th failed to determine a cause of death and we await the result of further tests.”Property was stolen from the premises where Mr Murphy was found.”Enquiries have linked this incident to an earlier allegation of rape at an address in Walthamstow on Thursday May 30th at around 1pm.”The 40-year-old victim believes he was drugged by a man he had invited to his flat after meeting him on a social networking platform.”He became unconscious and was found later that day by a friend who raised the alarm.”The victim was taken to Whipps Cross Hospital and has since been discharged.”His flat had been ransacked while he was unconscious and property including laptops, mobile phones, a wallet and cash, stolen.”A 24-year-old man was arrested late on Tuesday June 12th on suspicion of murder, rape and theft. He has since been bailed to attend a police station at a later date.”A 17-year-old girl was arrested earlier on June 12th on suspicion of murder and theft. read more

Social media blocked again in Iran after glitch freed users

first_imgIRANIAN AUTHORITIES HAVE restored blocks on Twitter and Facebook after filters on the social networks were lifted for several hours overnight.The brief access was a “technical glitch” that was quickly rectified, according to communications official Abdolsamad Khoramabadi who is from the board overseeing internet in Iran.But it could also point to increasing internal struggles between groups seeking to reopen Facebook and other social networking sites, and hard-liners in the Iranian establishment, who remain firmly in control of internet access.Many Facebook and Twitter followers in the capital, Tehran, and other Iranian cities assumed the surprise internet freedoms late on Monday were the result of policies by newly elected President Hasan Rouhani, who has pledged more outreach to the West and a new openness in Iran.Scores of Facebook users posted notes of “Rouhani, Mochakerim,” which is Farsi for “Thank you, Rouhani.”“God liberated Facebook,” wrote Mohammad Reza on his Facebook, adding that it was his happiest time ever.The postings quickly subdued when reality struck and the sites were no longer available on Tuesday morning, forcing Iranian internet users to again have to go through proxy servers for access.The semi-official Mehr news agency quoted Khoramabadi, the communications official, as saying that board members were unclear as to what had caused the “technical failure regarding some internet service providers.” He warned of unspecified measures if it turns out to have been an international move against Iran.“We will take action if there was a human flaw,” said Khoramabadi. “We are probing it.”(Facebook users posted “Rouhani, Mochakerim,” Farsi for “Thank you, Rouhani.” Pic: AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)Some Internet users raised other suspicions.Amir Reza wrote on his page that the brief access was a trick by Iran’s cyber police to trace Iranian users of Facebook.Iran has blocked Facebook, Twitter and other social networks after they were widely used by opposition supporters during mass street protests following the disputed 2009 re-election of Rouhani’s predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Several members of Rouhani’s Cabinet now have their own Facebook pages but there are internal tensions among Iran leadership over whether the Internet is ultimately a force to be expanded or best kept tightly controlled.Disputes have even broken out — on Web-based Iranian news sites — over the authenticity of some of the Facebook pages linked to some ministers.Read: UN envoy arrives in Syria for talks on chemical weapons probe >Read: CIA (finally) admits it masterminded the 1953 coup in Iran >Read: New Iran PM wants “serious” nuclear talks >last_img read more

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first_imgIRANIAN AUTHORITIES HAVE restored blocks on Twitter and Facebook after filters on the social networks were lifted for several hours overnight.The brief access was a “technical glitch” that was quickly rectified, according to communications official Abdolsamad Khoramabadi who is from the board overseeing internet in Iran.But it could also point to increasing internal struggles between groups seeking to reopen Facebook and other social networking sites, and hard-liners in the Iranian establishment, who remain firmly in control of internet access.Many Facebook and Twitter followers in the capital, Tehran, and other Iranian cities assumed the surprise internet freedoms late on Monday were the result of policies by newly elected President Hasan Rouhani, who has pledged more outreach to the West and a new openness in Iran.Scores of Facebook users posted notes of “Rouhani, Mochakerim,” which is Farsi for “Thank you, Rouhani.”“God liberated Facebook,” wrote Mohammad Reza on his Facebook, adding that it was his happiest time ever.The postings quickly subdued when reality struck and the sites were no longer available on Tuesday morning, forcing Iranian internet users to again have to go through proxy servers for access.The semi-official Mehr news agency quoted Khoramabadi, the communications official, as saying that board members were unclear as to what had caused the “technical failure regarding some internet service providers.” He warned of unspecified measures if it turns out to have been an international move against Iran.“We will take action if there was a human flaw,” said Khoramabadi. “We are probing it.”(Facebook users posted “Rouhani, Mochakerim,” Farsi for “Thank you, Rouhani.” Pic: AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)Some Internet users raised other suspicions.Amir Reza wrote on his page that the brief access was a trick by Iran’s cyber police to trace Iranian users of Facebook.Iran has blocked Facebook, Twitter and other social networks after they were widely used by opposition supporters during mass street protests following the disputed 2009 re-election of Rouhani’s predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Several members of Rouhani’s Cabinet now have their own Facebook pages but there are internal tensions among Iran leadership over whether the Internet is ultimately a force to be expanded or best kept tightly controlled.Disputes have even broken out — on Web-based Iranian news sites — over the authenticity of some of the Facebook pages linked to some ministers.Read: UN envoy arrives in Syria for talks on chemical weapons probe >Read: CIA (finally) admits it masterminded the 1953 coup in Iran >Read: New Iran PM wants “serious” nuclear talks >last_img read more

I dont really care about the policies McIlroy reveals interest in Trumps

first_img Rory McIlroy: “I had no interest in politics until a couple of years ago; now I can’t seem to get away from it.” Feb 24th 2017, 3:12 PM https://the42.ie/3257112 FORMER WORLD NUMBER one Rory McIlroy has revealed his fascination with Donald Trump after taking to the fairways with the controversial US President.Trump is a keen golfer and McIlroy accepted an offer from the commander-in-chief to join him for a round at the Trump International Golf Club in Florida last weekend.Trump’s contentious comments and actions have been criticised by some in the world of sport.But while McIlroy refrained from offering his views on his latest playing partner’s political policies, the former British Open, US Open and PGA Championship winner did reveal he was intrigued by Trump’s rise to power.“I really got into it once Trump ran because I knew him a little bit but at the same time I was intrigued how a successful businessman could transition into running for the highest office in the land,” McIlroy told the Guardian on Friday.“It is a totally different process from the UK. He obviously came at it from a completely different angle. 29,708 Views Share9 Tweet Email1 Short URL Rory McIlroy: “I had no interest in politics until a couple of years ago; now I can’t seem to get away from it.” Image: David Davies By AFP 77 Comments I’ve said it to the man himself; on a Tuesday night at a tournament, if there was a live (political) debate, I would get room service, stick on CNN and just watch. It was pure entertainment, even if you didn’t understand politics it was this complete phenomenon.“Something like this probably won’t happen again in our lifetime. I’m very attuned to it, I watch a lot of news. You can’t avoid it. I had no interest in politics until a couple of years ago; now I can’t seem to get away from it.I feel like I’ve stayed unpolitical in terms of Northern Ireland and all that goes on there but because I’m not an American I don’t feel a real part of it; I’m just interested by the phenomenon of it all.“I don’t really care about the policies. The whole circus, this big show is intriguing to watch.”© – AFP 2017The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Friday 24 Feb 2017, 3:12 PM ‘I don’t really care about the policies’ – McIlroy reveals interest in Trump’s rise The US president’s contentious comments and actions have been criticised by some in the world of sport. Image: David Davies Seamus Power four off the lead at the Honda Classic while Harrington and McDowell struggle>‘He knows he can’t beat anybody!’ Golfer that you’ve never heard of rips into Tiger> Follow us: the42.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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first_img Rory McIlroy: “I had no interest in politics until a couple of years ago; now I can’t seem to get away from it.” Feb 24th 2017, 3:12 PM https://the42.ie/3257112 FORMER WORLD NUMBER one Rory McIlroy has revealed his fascination with Donald Trump after taking to the fairways with the controversial US President.Trump is a keen golfer and McIlroy accepted an offer from the commander-in-chief to join him for a round at the Trump International Golf Club in Florida last weekend.Trump’s contentious comments and actions have been criticised by some in the world of sport.But while McIlroy refrained from offering his views on his latest playing partner’s political policies, the former British Open, US Open and PGA Championship winner did reveal he was intrigued by Trump’s rise to power.“I really got into it once Trump ran because I knew him a little bit but at the same time I was intrigued how a successful businessman could transition into running for the highest office in the land,” McIlroy told the Guardian on Friday.“It is a totally different process from the UK. He obviously came at it from a completely different angle. 29,708 Views Share9 Tweet Email1 Short URL Rory McIlroy: “I had no interest in politics until a couple of years ago; now I can’t seem to get away from it.” Image: David Davies By AFP 77 Comments I’ve said it to the man himself; on a Tuesday night at a tournament, if there was a live (political) debate, I would get room service, stick on CNN and just watch. It was pure entertainment, even if you didn’t understand politics it was this complete phenomenon.“Something like this probably won’t happen again in our lifetime. I’m very attuned to it, I watch a lot of news. You can’t avoid it. I had no interest in politics until a couple of years ago; now I can’t seem to get away from it.I feel like I’ve stayed unpolitical in terms of Northern Ireland and all that goes on there but because I’m not an American I don’t feel a real part of it; I’m just interested by the phenomenon of it all.“I don’t really care about the policies. The whole circus, this big show is intriguing to watch.”© – AFP 2017The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Friday 24 Feb 2017, 3:12 PM ‘I don’t really care about the policies’ – McIlroy reveals interest in Trump’s rise The US president’s contentious comments and actions have been criticised by some in the world of sport. Image: David Davies Seamus Power four off the lead at the Honda Classic while Harrington and McDowell struggle>‘He knows he can’t beat anybody!’ Golfer that you’ve never heard of rips into Tiger> Follow us: the42.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Dysphasie définition symptômes traitement de quoi sagitil

first_imgDysphasie : définition, symptômes, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?La dysphasie correspond un trouble du langage oral. Ces symptômes portent principalement sur la réception, l’expression et la syntaxe. Touchant 1% des enfants, la dysphasie se conserve le plus souvent à l’âge adulte.Définition : qu’est ce que la dysphasie ?La dysphasie est un trouble primaire et durable du développement et de l’apprentissage du langage oral. Elle fait partie des troubles spécifiques des apprentissages avec la dyslexie, la dyspraxie ou la dyscalculie.Très peu connue, la dysphasie touche pourtant environ 1 enfant sur 100 dont, pour une raison inexpliquée, trois fois plus de garçons que de filles. Elle est reconnue comme un handicap.La dysphasie se manifeste par des difficultés à s’exprimer et à mémoriser des informations. Elle n’est due ni à un déficit intellectuel ou sensoriel ni à un trouble du comportement. Symptômes : comment reconnaître la dysphasie ? Les symptômes de la dysphasie peuvent être divisés en plusieurs grandes catégories : – dysphasie réceptive : La compréhension du langage est altérée. Cela s’accompagne souvent d’un trouble phonologique et entraîne un développement de l’expression limité. Le discours de l’enfant est incohérent et répétitif, avec un vocabulaire pauvre.- dysphasie expressive : La programmation et la réalisation des mots est altérée. Il a du mal à trouver ses mots et utilise souvent des mots de remplissage. L’écriture est difficile. – dysphasie de syntaxe : L’enfant à du mal à structurer ses phrases. Il parle de façon télégraphique, avec des phrases courtes ou des mots seuls.En fonction des symptômes constatés, on distingue différents types de dysphasie. La dysphasie phonologico-syntaxique est la plus fréquente. Elle regroupe des troubles phonologiques (l’enfant est peu intelligible) et syntaxiques. À lire aussiACC (anticoagulants circulants) : définition, rôle, comment analyser les résultats ?Il existe également la dysphasie lexicale-syntaxique (vocabulaire extrêmement pauvre), la dysphasie sémantique-pragmatique (problèmes de formulation), la dysphasie réceptive ou agnosie auditivo-verbale (l’enfant n’arrive pas à associer un son à un objet ou un lieu) et la dysphasie phonologique (mauvaise compréhension).          Diagnostic de la dysphasie Le diagnostic de la dysphasie ne peut être posé qu’à la suite d’une série d’examens qui permettront d’écarter d’autres pathologies éventuelles. Il se fait le plus souvent vers l’âge de 5 ans. Le bilan de langage effectué par l’orthophoniste s’accompagne également d’un entretien avec la famille afin de tracer l’évolution de l’enfant. Des épreuves de compréhension lexicale et syntaxique, de phonologie ou d’expression sont administrées.Traitement de la dysphasie Le traitement de la dysphasie passe par une rééducation orthophonique qui doit être la plus précoce et intensive possible. La prise en charge est pluridisciplinaire (orthophonie, pédopsychiatrie, psychomotricité, orthoptie) afin d’accompagner l’enfant au maximum et limiter l’impact de la maladie sur ses résultats scolaires. Malheureusement, la rééducation ne permet pas la plupart du temps une guérison complète. Une naturopathie peut également être suivie afin d’aider à réduire les écarts. Le 18 novembre 2015 à 14:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgDysphasie : définition, symptômes, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?La dysphasie correspond un trouble du langage oral. Ces symptômes portent principalement sur la réception, l’expression et la syntaxe. Touchant 1% des enfants, la dysphasie se conserve le plus souvent à l’âge adulte.Définition : qu’est ce que la dysphasie ?La dysphasie est un trouble primaire et durable du développement et de l’apprentissage du langage oral. Elle fait partie des troubles spécifiques des apprentissages avec la dyslexie, la dyspraxie ou la dyscalculie.Très peu connue, la dysphasie touche pourtant environ 1 enfant sur 100 dont, pour une raison inexpliquée, trois fois plus de garçons que de filles. Elle est reconnue comme un handicap.La dysphasie se manifeste par des difficultés à s’exprimer et à mémoriser des informations. Elle n’est due ni à un déficit intellectuel ou sensoriel ni à un trouble du comportement. Symptômes : comment reconnaître la dysphasie ? Les symptômes de la dysphasie peuvent être divisés en plusieurs grandes catégories : – dysphasie réceptive : La compréhension du langage est altérée. Cela s’accompagne souvent d’un trouble phonologique et entraîne un développement de l’expression limité. Le discours de l’enfant est incohérent et répétitif, avec un vocabulaire pauvre.- dysphasie expressive : La programmation et la réalisation des mots est altérée. Il a du mal à trouver ses mots et utilise souvent des mots de remplissage. L’écriture est difficile. – dysphasie de syntaxe : L’enfant à du mal à structurer ses phrases. Il parle de façon télégraphique, avec des phrases courtes ou des mots seuls.En fonction des symptômes constatés, on distingue différents types de dysphasie. La dysphasie phonologico-syntaxique est la plus fréquente. Elle regroupe des troubles phonologiques (l’enfant est peu intelligible) et syntaxiques. À lire aussiACC (anticoagulants circulants) : définition, rôle, comment analyser les résultats ?Il existe également la dysphasie lexicale-syntaxique (vocabulaire extrêmement pauvre), la dysphasie sémantique-pragmatique (problèmes de formulation), la dysphasie réceptive ou agnosie auditivo-verbale (l’enfant n’arrive pas à associer un son à un objet ou un lieu) et la dysphasie phonologique (mauvaise compréhension).          Diagnostic de la dysphasie Le diagnostic de la dysphasie ne peut être posé qu’à la suite d’une série d’examens qui permettront d’écarter d’autres pathologies éventuelles. Il se fait le plus souvent vers l’âge de 5 ans. Le bilan de langage effectué par l’orthophoniste s’accompagne également d’un entretien avec la famille afin de tracer l’évolution de l’enfant. Des épreuves de compréhension lexicale et syntaxique, de phonologie ou d’expression sont administrées.Traitement de la dysphasie Le traitement de la dysphasie passe par une rééducation orthophonique qui doit être la plus précoce et intensive possible. La prise en charge est pluridisciplinaire (orthophonie, pédopsychiatrie, psychomotricité, orthoptie) afin d’accompagner l’enfant au maximum et limiter l’impact de la maladie sur ses résultats scolaires. Malheureusement, la rééducation ne permet pas la plupart du temps une guérison complète. Une naturopathie peut également être suivie afin d’aider à réduire les écarts. Le 18 novembre 2015 à 14:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Johnson Johnson to pay over 1 billion penalty on faulty hip replants

first_imgGlobal medical devices, pharmaceutical product manufacturer Johnson and Johnson (J&J) was imposed over $1 billion penalty by a Texas jury as the company was found hiding flaws in its hip replants, making it one of the highest damage claims this year.According to a Bloomberg report, J&J and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics will pay the fine to six plaintiffs who said they were injured by company’s Pinnacle hip implants.While the company will have to pay more than $30 million in actual damages, over $1 billion penalty has been imposed as punitive damages, the report said quoting court filings.The pharma major has been facing around 9,000 lawsuits over Pinnacle hip implants with clients accusing the company of mishandling the metal-on-metal hips. J&J has stopped selling these implants in 2013 after US Food and Drug Administration revisited artificial-hip regulations.According to the report, the damage claim of more than $1 billion is the third-largest overall jury award in 2016. The highest penalty of $3 billion was imposed in June in a breach of contract case brought by Hewlett-Packard Co. against Oracle Corp.”The jury is telling J&J that they better settle these cases soon,” the Bloomberg report quoted Mark Lanier- attorney for group of six hip patients- as saying. “All they are doing by trying more of these cases is driving up their costs and driving the company’s reputation into the mud,” he said.Earlier, patients had alleged that J&J officials pushed ahead with the hip replants to rack of billions of dollars in sales despite knowing its faulty designs.Meanwhile, the company denied any wrongdoings and said in a statement that it would immediately appeal the verdict and was committed to defending itself and DePuy from future litigations over the Pinnacle devices.last_img read more

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first_imgGlobal medical devices, pharmaceutical product manufacturer Johnson and Johnson (J&J) was imposed over $1 billion penalty by a Texas jury as the company was found hiding flaws in its hip replants, making it one of the highest damage claims this year.According to a Bloomberg report, J&J and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics will pay the fine to six plaintiffs who said they were injured by company’s Pinnacle hip implants.While the company will have to pay more than $30 million in actual damages, over $1 billion penalty has been imposed as punitive damages, the report said quoting court filings.The pharma major has been facing around 9,000 lawsuits over Pinnacle hip implants with clients accusing the company of mishandling the metal-on-metal hips. J&J has stopped selling these implants in 2013 after US Food and Drug Administration revisited artificial-hip regulations.According to the report, the damage claim of more than $1 billion is the third-largest overall jury award in 2016. The highest penalty of $3 billion was imposed in June in a breach of contract case brought by Hewlett-Packard Co. against Oracle Corp.”The jury is telling J&J that they better settle these cases soon,” the Bloomberg report quoted Mark Lanier- attorney for group of six hip patients- as saying. “All they are doing by trying more of these cases is driving up their costs and driving the company’s reputation into the mud,” he said.Earlier, patients had alleged that J&J officials pushed ahead with the hip replants to rack of billions of dollars in sales despite knowing its faulty designs.Meanwhile, the company denied any wrongdoings and said in a statement that it would immediately appeal the verdict and was committed to defending itself and DePuy from future litigations over the Pinnacle devices.last_img read more

Snapped deal Softbank to spend 2 billion on taking stake in Flipkart

first_imgFlipkartReutersSnapdeal’s shareholder Softbank Group still plans to invest in Flipkart despite a failed merger between giant online retailer Flipkart and smaller rival Snapdeal — which could give the Japanese investor an opportunity to hold a significant stake in Flipkart.Softbank plans to invest about $2 billion through Vision Fund, according to a Reuters report.Flipkart, the only potential rival to US online retailer Amazon in India, was almost on the verge of acquiring its small competitor Snapdeal, but the merger was called off on Monday.That happened right after Snapdeal sold its digital platform Freecharge to Axis Bank.Also, with the money received from selling Freecharge, Snapdeal decided to cut jobs heavily, laying off at least 80 percent of the workforce.Over and above, Softbank could invest almost up to $2 billion in Flipkart, Bloomberg reported.Softbank, being a reputed startup investor, has invested in big Indian startups like Grofers and Ola before.Why did the merger fail?Flipkart and Snapdeal were in merger talks for a few months now. Snapdeal founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal and company employees took hefty pay cuts as the company’s condition worsened as a result of failed strategies and strong competition from Amazon and Flipkart. Against this poor performance, its biggest home competitor Flipkart stepped in to buy Snapdeal.Initially, Flipkart revised its bid for Snapdeal at $850 million, but the offer was rejected as Snapdeal demanded around $900 million.However, after multiple rounds of meetings and negotiations between both retailers, the merger collapsed. This development came right after Snapdeal sold Freecharge to Axis Bank. Armed with the Rs 385 crore which it received from Axis Bank, Snapdeal plans to revive its business strategies and models without having to shake hands with challenger Flipkart.Future at startups, a risky affairAs Snapdeal, — following the company declining the Flipkart offer –, has decided to lay off about 1,000 employees, it not only adds to the fears of those employees, but also sends out red flags to the ones who may be looking out for a career with other startups or already working for them. Such mass layoffs by startups and other tech firms also add up to the very poor unemployment picture staring India in the face.  Nevertheless, despite decisions like mass layoffs and rejecting Flipkart’s offer, it will be interesting to see if Snapdeal can make a comeback and build on the the name it made for itself early on.last_img read more

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first_imgFlipkartReutersSnapdeal’s shareholder Softbank Group still plans to invest in Flipkart despite a failed merger between giant online retailer Flipkart and smaller rival Snapdeal — which could give the Japanese investor an opportunity to hold a significant stake in Flipkart.Softbank plans to invest about $2 billion through Vision Fund, according to a Reuters report.Flipkart, the only potential rival to US online retailer Amazon in India, was almost on the verge of acquiring its small competitor Snapdeal, but the merger was called off on Monday.That happened right after Snapdeal sold its digital platform Freecharge to Axis Bank.Also, with the money received from selling Freecharge, Snapdeal decided to cut jobs heavily, laying off at least 80 percent of the workforce.Over and above, Softbank could invest almost up to $2 billion in Flipkart, Bloomberg reported.Softbank, being a reputed startup investor, has invested in big Indian startups like Grofers and Ola before.Why did the merger fail?Flipkart and Snapdeal were in merger talks for a few months now. Snapdeal founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal and company employees took hefty pay cuts as the company’s condition worsened as a result of failed strategies and strong competition from Amazon and Flipkart. Against this poor performance, its biggest home competitor Flipkart stepped in to buy Snapdeal.Initially, Flipkart revised its bid for Snapdeal at $850 million, but the offer was rejected as Snapdeal demanded around $900 million.However, after multiple rounds of meetings and negotiations between both retailers, the merger collapsed. This development came right after Snapdeal sold Freecharge to Axis Bank. Armed with the Rs 385 crore which it received from Axis Bank, Snapdeal plans to revive its business strategies and models without having to shake hands with challenger Flipkart.Future at startups, a risky affairAs Snapdeal, — following the company declining the Flipkart offer –, has decided to lay off about 1,000 employees, it not only adds to the fears of those employees, but also sends out red flags to the ones who may be looking out for a career with other startups or already working for them. Such mass layoffs by startups and other tech firms also add up to the very poor unemployment picture staring India in the face.  Nevertheless, despite decisions like mass layoffs and rejecting Flipkart’s offer, it will be interesting to see if Snapdeal can make a comeback and build on the the name it made for itself early on.last_img read more

Suicide bomber rocket grenades kill 30 in Nigerian city

first_imgMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A suicide bomb blast outside a mosque and rocket-propelled grenades that exploded into homes as people slept killed at least 30 people in the Nigerian city Maiduguri on Saturday, residents and officials said.The explosion killed people who were prostrating themselves for afternoon prayers outside the mosque, including traders from the nearby crowded marketplace in the largest city in Nigeria’s troubled northeast, survivors said. Trader Ali Bakomi said the bomber was pushing a wheelbarrow and pretending to be an itinerant trader when he joined them.Borno state Gov. Kashim Shettima toured the scene where one wall was reduced to rubble and another was splattered with blood. Officials told him the bomber killed himself and 16 other people.Earlier Saturday, rocket-propelled grenades killed at least 13 others in the city and injured more, according to resident Idrissa Mandara. Such grenades are a new tactic that has brought terror to the city that is the birthplace of Boko Haram.Mari Madu, another resident, said he counted 40 thunderous blasts that began around 1 a.m. before he lost count.“Each time they fired into the town, we saw bright sparkling flashes which moved with great speed … One of the blasts shook my roof so badly that I thought it must have landed on my house,” he said.Several homes were destroyed in the suburb Dala-Lawanti, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of the city center, he said.He counted 13 people killed in his compound: six men, five children and two women.An intelligence officer said Boko Haram was firing the rocket-propelled grenades. Soldiers fired heavy assault rifles in response, said the officer, who insisted on anonymity because he is not supposed to give information to journalists. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Top Stories Civilian self-defense fighters patrolled until dawn to ensure the Islamic extremists did not get through barriers of sandbags and trenches, said one of the fighters, Abbas Gava.The nearly 6-year-old Islamic uprising in northeastern Nigeria has killed an estimated 13,000 people. Maiduguri’s population of 2 million has swelled with hundreds of thousands of refugees who have been forced from their homes.A multinational offensive this year forced the insurgents from towns where they had declared an Islamic caliphate but suicide bombings and hit-and-run attacks continue.On Friday, twin explosions at a village wedding venue killed seven people.Nigeria’s military says Boko Haram’s main fighting force is trapped in the northeastern Sambisa Forest. But the insurgents keep attacking Maiduguri, which is 200 kilometers (125 miles) away.At his inauguration Friday, Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to crush the extremists. Buhari said he will move the headquarters for the war against Boko Haram from Abuja, the capital in central Nigeria, to Maiduguri.___Associated Press writer Michelle Faul contributed to this report from Abuja, Nigeria.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

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first_imgMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A suicide bomb blast outside a mosque and rocket-propelled grenades that exploded into homes as people slept killed at least 30 people in the Nigerian city Maiduguri on Saturday, residents and officials said.The explosion killed people who were prostrating themselves for afternoon prayers outside the mosque, including traders from the nearby crowded marketplace in the largest city in Nigeria’s troubled northeast, survivors said. Trader Ali Bakomi said the bomber was pushing a wheelbarrow and pretending to be an itinerant trader when he joined them.Borno state Gov. Kashim Shettima toured the scene where one wall was reduced to rubble and another was splattered with blood. Officials told him the bomber killed himself and 16 other people.Earlier Saturday, rocket-propelled grenades killed at least 13 others in the city and injured more, according to resident Idrissa Mandara. Such grenades are a new tactic that has brought terror to the city that is the birthplace of Boko Haram.Mari Madu, another resident, said he counted 40 thunderous blasts that began around 1 a.m. before he lost count.“Each time they fired into the town, we saw bright sparkling flashes which moved with great speed … One of the blasts shook my roof so badly that I thought it must have landed on my house,” he said.Several homes were destroyed in the suburb Dala-Lawanti, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of the city center, he said.He counted 13 people killed in his compound: six men, five children and two women.An intelligence officer said Boko Haram was firing the rocket-propelled grenades. Soldiers fired heavy assault rifles in response, said the officer, who insisted on anonymity because he is not supposed to give information to journalists. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Top Stories Civilian self-defense fighters patrolled until dawn to ensure the Islamic extremists did not get through barriers of sandbags and trenches, said one of the fighters, Abbas Gava.The nearly 6-year-old Islamic uprising in northeastern Nigeria has killed an estimated 13,000 people. Maiduguri’s population of 2 million has swelled with hundreds of thousands of refugees who have been forced from their homes.A multinational offensive this year forced the insurgents from towns where they had declared an Islamic caliphate but suicide bombings and hit-and-run attacks continue.On Friday, twin explosions at a village wedding venue killed seven people.Nigeria’s military says Boko Haram’s main fighting force is trapped in the northeastern Sambisa Forest. But the insurgents keep attacking Maiduguri, which is 200 kilometers (125 miles) away.At his inauguration Friday, Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to crush the extremists. Buhari said he will move the headquarters for the war against Boko Haram from Abuja, the capital in central Nigeria, to Maiduguri.___Associated Press writer Michelle Faul contributed to this report from Abuja, Nigeria.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

Survey Interest Rate Increases Catching Up to Buyers

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Demand Home Prices Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Redfin Service Providers 2013-09-06 Tory Barringer September 6, 2013 440 Views in Data, Origination Survey: Interest Rate Increases Catching Up to Buyerscenter_img Share Ascending mortgage rates are starting to weigh on homebuyers nearly as much as low inventory, according to “”Redfin’s””:http://www.redfin.com/ most recent Real-Time Homebuyer Survey.[IMAGE]For its report, Redfin surveyed 1,772 active homebuyers across the 22 markets it covers. Respondents hailed from all over the country.Out of those polled, 56 percent said rising rates have impacted their ability to buy a home “”somewhat,”” while an additional 7 percent said rates are impacting them “”a lot.”” When asked how rates have affected their home search, 33 percent said they’re speeding up their search before rates get too high, 20 percent said they’re slowing their search, and 1 percent have stopped looking altogether.In addition, more homebuyers pointed to rising mortgage rates as one of their major concerns with buying a home right now, with 53 percent giving that response. However, inventory shortage was still the chief concern, earning 58 percent of responses.At the same time, when asked about their motivation for buying a home this year, only 37 percent of buyers cited low mortgage rates, down from 56 percent last quarter. Thirty-eight percent answered “”life event,”” 33 percent said “”rising costs,”” and 25 percent said they are “”tired of waiting.””On the positive side, buyers seem to believe the market is shifting back toward a balance. The share of buyers who believe now is a good time to sell in their neighborhood fell to 63 percent from 66 percent in the last survey, marking the first drop in three quarters.Still, though, only 24 percent of buyers said now is a good time to buy, a drop from 32 percent in the last survey.Finally, home price expectations were a little more muted than they have been in past surveys. Thirteen percent of respondents said they expect home prices in their area to “”rise a lot”” over the next year, down from 23 percent in the prior survey. Just more than half (51 percent) expect prices to “”rise a little”” (down from 57 percent).last_img read more

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first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Demand Home Prices Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Redfin Service Providers 2013-09-06 Tory Barringer September 6, 2013 440 Views in Data, Origination Survey: Interest Rate Increases Catching Up to Buyerscenter_img Share Ascending mortgage rates are starting to weigh on homebuyers nearly as much as low inventory, according to “”Redfin’s””:http://www.redfin.com/ most recent Real-Time Homebuyer Survey.[IMAGE]For its report, Redfin surveyed 1,772 active homebuyers across the 22 markets it covers. Respondents hailed from all over the country.Out of those polled, 56 percent said rising rates have impacted their ability to buy a home “”somewhat,”” while an additional 7 percent said rates are impacting them “”a lot.”” When asked how rates have affected their home search, 33 percent said they’re speeding up their search before rates get too high, 20 percent said they’re slowing their search, and 1 percent have stopped looking altogether.In addition, more homebuyers pointed to rising mortgage rates as one of their major concerns with buying a home right now, with 53 percent giving that response. However, inventory shortage was still the chief concern, earning 58 percent of responses.At the same time, when asked about their motivation for buying a home this year, only 37 percent of buyers cited low mortgage rates, down from 56 percent last quarter. Thirty-eight percent answered “”life event,”” 33 percent said “”rising costs,”” and 25 percent said they are “”tired of waiting.””On the positive side, buyers seem to believe the market is shifting back toward a balance. The share of buyers who believe now is a good time to sell in their neighborhood fell to 63 percent from 66 percent in the last survey, marking the first drop in three quarters.Still, though, only 24 percent of buyers said now is a good time to buy, a drop from 32 percent in the last survey.Finally, home price expectations were a little more muted than they have been in past surveys. Thirteen percent of respondents said they expect home prices in their area to “”rise a lot”” over the next year, down from 23 percent in the prior survey. Just more than half (51 percent) expect prices to “”rise a little”” (down from 57 percent).last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Signed to a one-year contract as a free agent, the former Pittsburgh Steeler had struggled to make a noticeable impact this season, though he had one of his more productive games the week before when he gained 54 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries while adding one reception for 24 yards against the Indianapolis Colts.Mendenhall was handed the ball 18 times against the Eagles, and he gained a healthy 76 yards on those carries. In fact, if it was up to Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, the veteran would have had more carries than that.“Yeah, I was really pleased with the way he ran the football two weeks in a row,” Arians said. “We got behind and couldn’t stay with it.”Mendenhall has averaged more than four yards per carry just four times this season, though two of those instances have occurred in the last two games. Is he finally healthy after battling knee and toe injuries during the season? Is the offensive line opening more holes for him to run through? Is an improved passing game forcing defenses to focus more on the receivers and less on the running backs?Most likely, all of the above.“I think we’re getting better as an offense and in the run game, and there’s more opportunity,” Mendenhall said. “And I’ve been able to capitalize on that.” Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   On the season, Mendenhall now has 467 yards and five touchdowns on 148 carries. His most recent effort pushed him back ahead of Ellington for most rushing yards on the team, and he trails only Larry Fitzgerald for touchdowns scored.If the last few games are any indication, Mendenhall may be able to salvage his first season in the desert. And if he keeps playing well, Arizona’s offense will be better for it. After all, this is a guy who not long ago was considered to be one of the better young running backs in the league after rushing for 3,309 yards and 29 touchdowns from 2009-2011 with the Steelers.“He’s back to what I remember being back from Pittsburgh and the things I remember about him, not a lot of indecision,” offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said, adding Mendenhall is hitting the hole as soon as he sees it. “He’s done a great job. He’s done a great job in protection, too, so hopefully he keeps it going.“But that’s the guy we expected to see.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo TEMPE, Ariz. — When it was learned Andre Ellington would not be available for the Arizona Cardinals last week against the Philadelphia Eagles, some wondered if the team would be able to continue to have success on the ground. After all, the rookie was the team’s leading rusher and most dynamic threat on the ground, and not having him available would leave the bulk of the carries for veteran Rashard Mendenhall.last_img read more

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first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Signed to a one-year contract as a free agent, the former Pittsburgh Steeler had struggled to make a noticeable impact this season, though he had one of his more productive games the week before when he gained 54 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries while adding one reception for 24 yards against the Indianapolis Colts.Mendenhall was handed the ball 18 times against the Eagles, and he gained a healthy 76 yards on those carries. In fact, if it was up to Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, the veteran would have had more carries than that.“Yeah, I was really pleased with the way he ran the football two weeks in a row,” Arians said. “We got behind and couldn’t stay with it.”Mendenhall has averaged more than four yards per carry just four times this season, though two of those instances have occurred in the last two games. Is he finally healthy after battling knee and toe injuries during the season? Is the offensive line opening more holes for him to run through? Is an improved passing game forcing defenses to focus more on the receivers and less on the running backs?Most likely, all of the above.“I think we’re getting better as an offense and in the run game, and there’s more opportunity,” Mendenhall said. “And I’ve been able to capitalize on that.” Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   On the season, Mendenhall now has 467 yards and five touchdowns on 148 carries. His most recent effort pushed him back ahead of Ellington for most rushing yards on the team, and he trails only Larry Fitzgerald for touchdowns scored.If the last few games are any indication, Mendenhall may be able to salvage his first season in the desert. And if he keeps playing well, Arizona’s offense will be better for it. After all, this is a guy who not long ago was considered to be one of the better young running backs in the league after rushing for 3,309 yards and 29 touchdowns from 2009-2011 with the Steelers.“He’s back to what I remember being back from Pittsburgh and the things I remember about him, not a lot of indecision,” offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said, adding Mendenhall is hitting the hole as soon as he sees it. “He’s done a great job. He’s done a great job in protection, too, so hopefully he keeps it going.“But that’s the guy we expected to see.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo TEMPE, Ariz. — When it was learned Andre Ellington would not be available for the Arizona Cardinals last week against the Philadelphia Eagles, some wondered if the team would be able to continue to have success on the ground. After all, the rookie was the team’s leading rusher and most dynamic threat on the ground, and not having him available would leave the bulk of the carries for veteran Rashard Mendenhall.last_img read more