Coalition MPs oppose plan to lift restrictions on home auctions

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Plans for the government to remove restrictions on the auctioning of repossessed homes, including main residences, suffered another blow this week as coalition MPs criticized the move, with one leading lawmaker suggesting it would prompt “civil war.” Ministers have admitted over the past few days that the moratorium on home auctions, in place since 2008, will be lifted at the end of the year. The government, which is under pressure from the troika to end the restriction, said it will seek to protect homeowners who are suffering genuine economic hardship. However, the possibility of main residences going under the hammer has stirred opposition within New Democracy and PASOK. New Democracy’s parliamentary spokesman Sofia Voultepsi launched a strong attack against any plans to lift the temporary ban, which applies to homes worth less than 200,000 euros. “This law already aims to protect the weak; if there are people hiding behind it then we have to find them,” she said, attributing the pressure on the Greek government to “obsessions” within the troika. “The troika argues that if auctions do not resume, the property market will collapse, like it did in the United States in 2008,” she said. “It is better for the property market to collapse first and for there to be a civil war afterward, rather than for there to be a civil war first, in which case the property market will collapse anyway, as will banks, the government and all of us.” PASOK MP Dimitris Karydis also slammed ministers for discussing the issue of home auctions, describing them as “irresponsible and badly prepared.” Several lawmakers from the Socialist party, including Odysseas Konstantinopoulos and Theodora Tzakri have expressed opposition. Sources said that Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s advisers believe that if the government sets clear criteria protecting the most vulnerable, the government will be able to win its MPs over.last_img read more

New Ag Data Transparency Evaluator Website Make Big Data Decisions Easier

first_imgThe age of big data means big decisions for farmers as they decide who to trust with their information. An industry-wide effort to bring transparency to ag technology contracts is gaining momentum with the launch of a new website.The Ag Data Transparency Evaluator is a tool designed to help farmers understand how their ag data is used when signing up with technology providers to use precision ag products. Companies must answer a set of 10 questions to determine compliance with certain core principles for ag data ownership, consent, and privacy. Products are reviewed by a third-party administrator, based upon the answers to the questions for transparency, and then awarded use of the “Ag Data Transparent” seal if approved.Since the Ag Data Transparency Evaluator effort was launched at Commodity Classic in 2016, the organization’s webpage has been hosted at American Farm Bureau Federation’s website.  American Farm Bureau was instrumental in getting the Evaluator off the ground.“After our first year of operation, the Evaluator tool has grown up,” says Todd Janzen, administer for the project. “That means moving to our own, independent website, enabling technology companies to easily link and show their compliance with the Ag Data Core Principles.  The ultimate winner is the farmer who can easily find background to research precision ag products,” Janzen explains.The new website allows farmers to easily review how their ag tech provider answered the 10 questions. The site also publishes the Core Principles the industry established for ag data in November 2014.“Growers know the data we produce and collect on our farms comes with a huge value. So, it matters how and when that data may be used by third parties. The Ag Data Transparency Evaluator takes the guesswork out of understanding how companies may collect and use the data I produce as a farmer,” says Britt Raybould, a farmer from St. Anthony, Idaho. “Instead of losing myself in the fine print of terms and conditions, I get straightforward answers to 10 questions that help me make smarter decisions about the data partners I work with in my operation.”To date, several precision ag products have been evaluated and awarded the Ag Data Transparent Seal:  Onsite (AgIntegrated), Morning Farm Report (Agrible), FARMserver (Beck’s Hybrids), Conservis, Farmobile, Granular, FS Advanced Information Services (GROWMARK), and MyAgData (Independent Data Management). More products are currently under evaluation.last_img read more

Mayor Leavitt ready to cut open mic at city council meetings

first_imgCiting what he calls an intimidating atmosphere and a lack of true engagement with the city council, Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt is proposing pulling the plug — literally — on citizen communications as they are now.Instead of letting people speak on any topic they wish, as CVTV cameras broadcast it all, Leavitt wants to limit citizen comment during the televised meetings to topics on that night’s agenda only, a move that would effectively end what’s become a weekly parade of pro-and-anti Columbia River Crossing speakers.Those who want to speak about nonagenda topics would be given the opportunity to do so during a once-a-month town hall to be held after a city council meeting is over, he said. And that would be done with the CVTV cameras off.However, Leavitt’s proposal has enraged a number of council meeting regulars, who say that Leavitt is trying to silence their public criticism of the CRC.Turning off CVTV and limiting speaking topics is a violation of free speech, Councilor Jeanne Stewart said.“That’s the convenient thing to do if you don’t want other people to know what people are talking about,” Stewart said Friday. “This is a profound change and a profound trend.”last_img read more

Reward increased for information on vandals who targeted Confederate monument in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers has increased the reward for information leading authorities to the people who vandalized a Confederate monument at the Miami City Cemetery.In a tweet posted Sunday morning, Crime Stoppers increased the reward from $1,000 to $1,500 for tips from the public on who defaced the monument at the cemetery, located near North Miami Avenue and 18th Street, in the early morning hours of Aug. 9. pic.twitter.com/EOXpSbn5GP— Crime Stoppers Miami & FL Keys (@CrimeStopper305) August 18, 2019 The Civil War memorial at Miami’s oldest cemetery was left with red spray painted words including “killers,” “rapists” and “racists.”The tombstone has since been cleaned and cleared of all spray paint.If you have any information on the vandals, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,500 reward. center_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

An upclose look at an advanced cruise wastewater system

first_imgAdrian Daniels is the Zaandam’s environmental officer. He showed some Ketchikan residents the ship’s wastewater treatment system during a recent port stop. (KRBD photo by Leila Kheiry)On one of Ketchikan’s rare sunny days this summer, a group of local residents gathered on the downtown cruise ship dock to board the Holland America ship Zaandam. The group had a fancy lunch on board, and then took a tour of not-so-fancy areas that most people never see: wastewater treatment, emissions filtration and garbage sorting.After lunch, the group of Ketchikan business owners, elected officials, media and municipal employees watched a short video in one of the ship’s theaters.“Every week on average, a cruise ship carrying 1,700 guests will produce up to 60,000 gallons of sewage,” the video’s narrator said.It explained how much waste the floating cities produce, and what they do to manage it.“We have an environmental officer on each of our ships, who provides environmental training and overseas shipboard compliance with environmental laws, regulations, industry standards and company policies,” the video continued.Adrian Daniels is the Zaandam’s environmental officer. After the video, he took the tour through a door where opulence ends, and utility begins. Gone was the lush carpet, replaced with a painted metal floor. He walked up to a door with a key-card lock.“We just going to go to the engine control room,” Daniels said. “Without stating the obvious, please don’t touch anything.”About 95 percent of the ship’s automated systems are controlled from here, with three people minimum on watch at all times. Alexies Varon is the senior watchkeeper and is in charge of the ship’s wastewater plant.“All the black water and gray water that comes from the cabins – is pumped by the jet pumps,” Varon said.Blackwater is anything flushed in a toilet. Graywater is pretty much everything else – whatever goes down a sink or shower drain, for example. Varon explained that the Zenon-brand wastewater system mixes those, and treats both the same.Alexies Varon is senior watchkeeper and runs the Zaandam’s wastewater system. (KRBD photo by Leila Kheiry)The water is sent into a filtration system to separate solids. The liquid is sent into a bioreactor and membrane filtration system to further filter impurities. Then, there’s a final step.“It goes also on your UV filter to kill all the germs in there,” Varon said. “And then… it goes overboard or (we) keep it in the ballast tank to pump it outside 12 miles.”The Zaandam, with its advanced wastewater treatment system, is one of the ships the state allows to discharge continuously, including when it’s docked next to a community. A local resident asked Daniels what is discharged in port.“We discharge permeate,” Daniels said.And what’s permeate?“It’s been through the reactor. It’s been sterilized. It’s like clear water,” Daniels said. “It’s tested twice a month by laboratory and we have a random unannounced sampling as well to check for the criteria within that permeate.”Daniels said that testing looks at levels of bacteria and dissolved metals. He said they meet international, federal and state regulations for discharge. And, he said, the permeate meets standards for drinking water.But is that enough?“That may be the case for human drinking water standards. But they may be releasing concentrated levels of metals that are completely intolerable to baby salmon, for example,” Michelle Ridgway said. She’s a marine ecologist who grew up in Ketchikan and now lives in Juneau – two of the largest cruise ship towns along Alaska’s Inside Passage.Ridgway also was a member of the state cruise ship science and technical panel. In that role, she examined state regulations governing cruise waste and emissions, and procedures ships use to manage it.While the science panel as a whole signed off on the state’s cruise ship wastewater regulations as adequate for marine life, Ridgway is concerned about discharge near shore and in port, even when the water is clear.“Water can be crystal clear and contain quite a number of chemicals,” Ridgway said. “Heavy metals, such as copper, has been one of the constituents of the wastewater that’s of particular concern for us in Alaska.”The Zaandam’s emissions filtration system includes seawater scrubbers. (KRBD photo by Leila Kheiry)The science panel’s report notes that the state’s criteria for copper if 3.1 parts per billion. Cruise ships like the Zaandam are subject to state testing in addition to other tests.But, Ridgway said even a little bit of copper can harm a salmon’s sense of smell. And they use smell to find their way back to the correct stream for spawning.“We certainly know how much we like our king salmon. I don’t know about some areas in Southeast, but in the north area, we have seen a major decline in king salmon recently,” Ridgway said.Ridgway said other marine animals are affected by dissolved metals. Krill is one example, and that’s an important food source for many ocean creatures, including whales.Ridgway also questions how effective the systems are at removing tiny particles such as viruses and pharmaceutical residue.So, what should the ships do to reduce their impact? Ridgway suggests cutting back on the amount of water used, along with continuing to improve on-board treatment systems. That includes more controls on temperature and acidity of wastewater, to make sure ships aren’t adding to ocean acidification or warming waters.Ridgway said she’s definitely not anti-cruise ship.“I was raised in the maritime and fisheries culture of Alaska,” Ridgway said. “I love ships and shipping, and I’m thrilled that people get to come to Alaska to enjoy wild Alaska.”But, Ridgway said the cruise industry needs to do everything it can to maintain the wild Alaska that its customers come to see.The cruise lines, at least according to the video, seem to recognize that, as well.“Keeping the ocean safe and clean is good for the environment,” the video started. “It’s good for global ecosystems. It’s good for plant life; it’s good for animals; it’s good for our guests; it’s good for our crews; and it’s good for business.”last_img read more

Ola Uber to stop ridesharing services temporarily

first_imgTaxi aggregators Ola and Uber will not be providing ride-sharing services in Bengaluru from Friday since the government has deemed it illegal. However, there are chances that the government would amend Karnataka Motor Vehicles Rules to include the service.Also read: Karnataka high court asks Uber to limit surge pricing, comply with state normsThe two taxi aggregators had a two-hour long meeting with the Transport Commissioner on Monday following which they agreed to halt ride-sharing services called ‘UberPOOL’ and ‘OlaShare’.”The companies have asked for three days to modify their software. If they do not comply, we will have to take action against them,” said Transport Commissioner M K Aiyappa. “Ride-sharing is beneficial to the environment and reduces the number of cars on the road. If they submit a request seeking permission to ply, we will recommend to the Karnataka government that ride-sharing be allowed,” Aiyappa added.Ola and Uber can send a petition to the transport department regarding why ride-sharing should be allowed, which will then be sent to the government, he said. However, it seems unlikely that the ban will be permanent since the Transport Department is in favour of it as it is easy on the environment and is affordable.Currently, cabs are allowed to pick up multiple passengers from one pick-up point and drop them at one location. Legally, cabs are not permitted to pick-up passengers from multiple places and drop at multiple locations.The stage carriage permit is currently available to only to Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corp. and school and college buses.last_img read more

Barnes Noble Says Goodbye to the District

first_imgThe Barnes & Noble store on 12th Street shuttered Jan. 2, which closes the last store of the book chain inside the city. (Courtesy photos)The hustle and bustle of the Barnes & Noble downtown D.C. location seemed as if it was unending. From avid readers who used its store shelves as a marketplace for finding new books, to college students who made its café the perfect study hub, many took advantage of its location, hours, and accessibility.However, the store closed the doors of its 2-story location on Jan. 2, forcing D.C. residents to not only lose the city’s only national book chain, but also a much-needed retail-community space.While some reports suggest plans to close the store came on the heels of an economic downturn which projected the closure of 10 stores throughout 2016, Barnes & Noble Vice President of Development David Deason told the Washington Business Journal that the location simply lost its lease. “Despite our best efforts to come to an agreement with the property owner to extend the lease, they have decided to move forward with another tenant and the store will close at the end of December,” Deason said. “The Washington, D.C. community is extremely important to us.”“The quality of life of District residents is being dictated by developers, who could care less about the literacy of our kids,” Carlos Solinas, a Ward 1 resident and literacy campaign organizer, told the AFRO. “What does it say about a major metropolitan city and the seat of the U.S. government that there is not a single major book retailer inside the city?”Solinas points to the closure of independent bookstores like Sisterspace and Books and Karibu, which lost leases through redevelopment and eventually went out of business, as an early sign of things to come. Few people, he said, believed that same type of closure could take place with a book chain. However, 2011 brought the closure of Barnes & Noble stores in Georgetown and the Borders stores; and in 2013 the closure of the Union Station location – replaced with an H&M clothing store. The Booksa-Million store in DuPont Circle also closed in 2015.“Lots of people are moving to digital books, but that is what makes stores like Barnes & Noble that much more functional,” Howard University student Amanda Tyson, who uses the university-operated B&N location connected to the campus, told the AFRO. “I’m sorry to see the closure of the store just because it maintained hours as late as 11 p.m. and was convenient to everything downtown.”With the closure of the store, the building’s 32,000-square-foot off space, owned by MetLife and Norges Bank Investment Management, has become vacant.Community activist Royce Neville, said the absence of a book chain in the city speaks volumes to residents about the priorities of developers who take possession of property. “The fact that a major retailer was placed on a month-tomonth lease that jeopardized the access residents had to a retail space where learning took place, demonstrates the value these outsiders place on our activities,” Neville said. “We don’t need another luxury apartment building, restaurant, or clothing store. At some point there has to be an investment in something more than turning a profit.” ssherman@afro.comlast_img read more

With the SFANS Adapter Who Needs a Nintendo Switch Dock

first_img As you all know by now, the main hook of the in-demand Nintendo Switch is the hybrid device’s ability to function as both a handheld and TV-based video game machine. But while it’s easy enough to bring the Switch over to play portably at your friend’s rooftop party or whatever, if you want to play on the television, you’ll need to bring over a dock as well, which makes the experience much less portable in practice.Before, the only dock you could buy was the official, $90 model from Nintendo. But now 3rd parties have cracked the USB-C-to-HDMI code for transmitting the Switch screen to the big screen. At E3 we saw a bunch of third party docks that replicate Nintendo’s version for less money. But the most promising alternative Switch dock rethinks the form factor entirely. I hate to parrot marketing copy, but the SFANS adapter really does make your Nintendo Switch more portable than ever.Unlike the bulky hollow brick of the traditional Switch dock (I exaggerate but go along with it) the SFANS adapter is a svelte little dongle. It has all the ports you need for an HDMI signal, USB-C power, and USB 3.1 accessories like keyboards or Ethernet adapters. Attach everything you need, plug in the short USB-C cord to the Switch tablet itself, and watch your game appear on your TV about as quickly and consistently as with the dock you’re used to.To test the dock I played some Arms as well as the upcoming Splatoon 2. Using motion controls to steer ridiculous (and ridiculously fun) new Arms DLC character Max Brass in both his vanilla and Hedlok six-armed form felt just as good and responsive as usual. The inventive, Titanfall 2-meets-Super Mario Galaxy levels of Splatoon 2 looked as beautiful as they did while using the normal dock. And the signal stayed rock-solid enough for me to splat plenty of fellow journalists in multiplayer matches. It didn’t feel like I was using a different, compromised, worse device, which is the point.The SFANS adapter is so convenient because it’s a small thing I can easily carry around with me to bust out for impromptu Switch-on-TV action. However, there are a few drawbacks due to departing from Nintendo’s original physical design so radically. In docked mode, the Switch runs at a faster clock speed to deliver better visuals, and that causes it to get hotter. Nintendo’s dock circulates airflow to compensate, but you won’t get that benefit if you just lie the tablet down flat and attach the SFANS adapter like in the pictures. In the long run, blocking the fans like that might actually hurt the device through repeated overheating.SFANS did send along a cheap but functional little stand that lets the fans breathe, and it is smaller than the dock, but it’s also another thing to carry around if you want to practice safe Switch-on-TV action. There are surely other DIY solutions to discover for this issue, but just be aware of potential overheating issues when positioning your Switch while using this adapter.I should also mention that the adapter we’ve been using is actually the second model SFANS sent us. The first just didn’t work. But to be fair, it was a prototype, not the final version. There were also questions about whether or not the adapter was a rip-off of a Chinese Samsung Dex adapter, but that’s kind of a moot point as it’s now much easier to get SFANS’s product than that Chinese one. The SFANS adapter also just looks nicer and is styled after the Switch itself.Due to my hip, travel-heavy lifestyle, I’ve mostly been using the Nintendo Switch as a portable device. My Switch dock lives at home, the place I’m not playing games that often anymore. But since I can just put the SFANS adapter in my Switch case I already carry with me everywhere, suddenly playing the Switch in full 1080p on a TV sounds much more appealing and viable. The SFANS adapter ships this August and is available for pre-order on IndieGoGo starting from $60.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WindNintendo SwitchEssential Nintendo Switch AccessoriesView as: One Page Slides1/51. The SFANS adapter is a small device that plays your Nintendo Switch games on the big screen.2. For proper air flow, you’ll still want to prop up your Switch on a stand while playing with the SFANS adapter.3. The SFANS adapter offers many conveniences the official Nintendo Switch dock lacks.4. The SFANS adapter has all of the ports you need.5. It’s much easier to carry around an SFANS adapter compared to a traditional Nintendo Switch dock.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch last_img read more

Timeline before slaying of wealthy family in Washington

first_img Top holiday drink recipes MAY 133 p.m. — Housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa is supposed to leave for the day, according to a second housekeeper, Nelitza Gutierrez.5:30 p.m. — Amy Savopoulos calls her husband, telling him to come home to watch their 10-year-old son because she has plans, Gutierrez says.9:30 p.m. — Savvas Savopoulos calls Gutierrez’ phone and leaves her a flustered-sounding voicemail. She doesn’t notice it until the next morning. Though Savopoulos had indicated earlier that his wife was going out, in the voicemail he said she is sick in bed and another housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, is staying overnight. He also says in the voicemail that Figueroa’s cellphone is dead and the family doesn’t have a charger for it, which Gutierrez says is odd.___MAY 14Morning — At some point, Figueroa’s husband, Bernardo Alfaro, goes to the house and knocks on the door, but no one answers. While there, Alfaro told WJLA-TV that Savvas Savopoulos called his cellphone and told him that Amy had gone to the hospital and Figueroa had accompanied her.“My feeling was that somebody was inside,” Alfaro said. He continued trying to call his wife and got no answer. Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 9:30 a.m. — Gutierrez receives a text message from Amy Savopoulos’ cellphone saying “I am making sure you do not come today.” Gutierrez says she calls Amy Savopoulos immediately, but the call goes to voicemail. She texts her and doesn’t get a response.10:30 a.m. — The family’s 2008 blue Porsche 911 is last seen at the home, D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier said. Later in the day, it is found torched in a parking lot in New Carrollton, Maryland, about 13 miles from the Savopoulos house.1:30 p.m. — D.C. Fire and EMS responds to a call for a fire on Woodland Drive and find the bodies inside the home. They immediately suspect someone may have intentionally set the house on fire.___WEDNESDAY— Police announce a suspect in the slayings: Daron Dylon Wint.___THURSDAY— Police say Wint may be in Brooklyn, New York.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day 4 must play golf courses in Arizona WASHINGTON (AP) — On May 14, firefighters responded to a mansion fire in a Washington neighborhood near the vice president’s official residence. Inside, they found the bodies of 46-year-old Savvas Savopoulos, his 47-year-old wife, Amy; their son, Philip; and housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa. Three of the four had been stabbed or bludgeoned, police said.Daron Dylon Wint, 34, is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths, authorities said. Here’s a look at what happened in the hours before the fire. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories last_img read more

JetBlue and Etihad Airways Announce Codeshare Plans

first_imgBurlington Chicago/O’Hare Oakland Las Vegas Phoenix “In addition to New York and Washington, we also fly daily to Chicago. Just last week, we also announced a second daily flight between our hub, Abu Dhabi, and New York City, and we will start flights to Los Angeles and Dallas-Fort Worth in June and December this year.” Source = Etihad Airways Savannah/Hilton Head  (service begins February 14, 2014) In addition, Etihad Airways plans to codeshare on the following non-USA routes operated by JetBlue from Summer 2014, subject to US and foreign government approval: * Based on average length/width of lie-flat beds on domestic flights operated by U.S. airlines. Tampa Charleston Santiago, Dominican Republic Sarasota/Bradenton West Palm Beach Fort Myers Ponce James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “The US is a major and growing market for Etihad Airways and this partnership with JetBlue will enable us to offer our guests more options for travel within and beyond the US. Rochester In the first stage of the partnership, Etihad Airways will codeshare on 40 JetBlue routes within the US. Further codeshare services are planned on JetBlue flights once Etihad Airways commences daily flights to Los Angeles from June 2014. Subject to US and foreign government approval, Etihad Airways also plans to codeshare on JetBlue flights between New York and select destinations in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Colombia.                                                                                                                        San Jose (California) Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Denver Charlotte Burbank San Juan Boston Salt Lake City Portland (Maine) Seattle/Tacoma Syracuse Los Angelescenter_img Jacksonville “Like JetBlue, Etihad Airways has quickly established itself as a premier brand built on excellent service and a high-quality product,” said Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s President. “We look forward to partnering more closely with the airline and affording our customers access to some of the world’s most fascinating destinations.” The agreement, which is subject to government approval, will see Etihad Airways place its “EY” code on JetBlue-operated flights, initially facilitating connections between the two airlines at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Washington’s Dulles International Airport (IAD). Portland (Oregon) New York/JFK Montego Bay, Jamaica Sacramento Bogota, Colombia Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Etihad Airways is also one of the world’s best-regarded airlines, with a focus on service and best-in-class product for all travellers, and was recently voted the World’s Leading Airline, for the fifth consecutive year, at the World Travel Awards 2013. The airline’s Diamond First Class has its own in-flight Chef; Pearl Business Class offers a specially-trained Food and Beverage Manager; and a Flying Nanny service was recently introduced to assist families travelling in all three cabins. Orlando Between New York/Kennedy and Etihad Airways plans to codeshare on the following JetBlue-operated routes, subject to regulatory approvals: From its US gateways of Chicago, New York and Washington DC Etihad Airways offers connections through its Abu Dhabi hub to dozens of destinations across the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Sub-Continent, Asia and Australia. Albuquerque San Francisco Houston/Hobby New Orleans JetBlue Airways, New York’s Hometown Airline™, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced plans to begin codeshare operations and provide customers with enhanced travel options worldwide. Between Washington/Dulles and Aguadilla Boston Customers transferring in New York or Washington to JetBlue will enjoy the award-winning airline’s signature in-flight experience with unlimited free snacks and non-alcoholic drinks plus the most legroom in economy class (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch) and a variety of seatback TV and entertainment options. Later this year, JetBlue will debut Mint, the carrier’s new premium offering, featuring the longest lie-flat bed* in domestic business class and the only private suites on the New York-Los Angeles and New York-San Francisco routes. Between New York/Kennedy and: San Diego Washington/Dulles Austin Buffalo Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Long Beachlast_img read more

Taiwan rated as worlds friendliest country

first_imgVarious surveys over several years have rated Taiwan as one of the friendliest countries in the world. Every traveller who has visited Taiwan insists on how welcoming the people are, how helpful ever citizen can be, how safe the streets are and how fantastic the food is.There are several factors that contribute towards making Taiwan a friendly destination. Firstly, friendly local people means it’s easy to get around, ask for directions and find people to hang out with. Even sometimes if the language is an issue or there is a communication gap, Taiwanese people go out of their way to help out.Secondly is the cost of living. A highly industrialised, developed and modern nation, the rate of exchange works in the Indian traveller’s favour. 1 Taiwanese Dollar equals 2 INR which means items like food, drink; experiences such as dining in restaurants, entry into attractions and theme parks; and hotel rooms are affordable for the India travellers who can enjoy a complete holiday experience in Taiwan.Thirdly, Taiwan is a very safe country even for a solo traveller. So you don’t have to restrict yourself to what is recommended in guide books only and can do off-beat activities or something else which is unexplored or sounds interesting to you.last_img read more

How Much Does Great Credit Really Save for Borrowers

first_img Average percentage rates for mortgage loans were up in March compared to February, according to a new report by LendingTree. In March, average APR offers for borrowers with the best profiles were 4.25 percent for conforming 30-year fixed purchase loans. That’s up from 4.22 percent in February. Refinance loan offers were up 11 points to an almost-even 4.24 percent last month as well.For the typical borrower, APR offers in March were at 4.85 percent, which is five points higher than in February. That made the average down payment in March about $63,000, with an average loan of almost $238,600. With an average loan-to-value ratio (LTV) of 82 percent, that spelled an average lifetime interest payment of $214,600 for the typical borrower.“The loan note rate hit the highest since March 2016 at 4.75 percent and was also up 5 basis points from February,” the report stated.Consumers with the highest credit scores (760+) saw offered APRs of 4.72 percent in March. That compared to 4.99 percent for consumers with scores of 680 to 719. That gap of 27 basis points represents $14,000 in extra costs for borrowers with lower-that-top credit scores over 30 years. It also was unchanged from February and still near the widest since this data series began in April 2016, according to LendingTree.On the refinance side, refi APRs for conforming 30-yr fixed loans were up 6 basis points in March, to finish the month at 4.83 percent. As it was for standard mortgage borrowers, the credit score bracket spread remained at 24 basis points between the top-tier borrowers and those a little further behind them. Factoring in interests and fees, that spells almost $13,000 in extra costs over the life of the loan for lower credit score borrowers. That’s based on an average refinance loan of $239,668, where the LTV is above 60 percent. Average proposed purchase down payments was little changed at $62,758. Share April 4, 2018 559 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Originationcenter_img How Much Does Great Credit Really Save for Borrowers? APR Borrowers Consumers Credit Score Lenders LendingTree mortgage Mortgage Rates 2018-04-04 Radhika Ojhalast_img read more

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The money they earned was appreciated but they had to constantly prove themselves,t mind the wait too, a source said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBhuj: Hitting out at Congress leaders Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said those who cannot see beyond a family can do no good for the country Addressing a rally in poll-bound Gujarat Modi also referred to the charge against him that he had not mentioned the name of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru during one of his addresses from the Red Fort on Independence Day "There was an allegation against me that you speak so much from the Red Fort but why did you not take the name of Jawaharlal Nehru" Modi said "I told my one Congress friend to carry out an exercise I asked him to take a pen and paper and write down the names of all the All India Congress Committee presidents in chronological order Those who do not know their party leaders what are they going to do for the country" Modi asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting locals before the Bhuj rally on Sunday Twitter @narendramodi "Have you ever heard the name of Kamaraj from Congress leaders Have you ever heard the name of Acharya Kripalani Have you ever heard the name of Netaji Subhas Bose Now when you are touring Gujarat you know the name of Dhebar Bhai they would not know that they had a leader called Dhebar Bhai here" the prime minister said K Kamaraj Acharya Kripalani served as Congress presidents "Those who do not want to see anything except one family what good can they do for the country" asked Modi Modi was criticised for not taking the name of Jawaharlal Nehru during one of his speeches from the Red Fort on Independence Day He also said the people of Kutch would not remember anything done after the Anjar earthquake that had occurred around 60 years ago when Nehru was the prime minister "Around 60 years ago Anjar in Kutch experienced an earthquake Pandit Nehru was prime minister at that time and he had to come here" Modi said "Do the people of Kutch remember any remarkable rehabilitation work done after that earthquake Compare it with the work done by us after the 2001 Bhuj earthquake" Modi said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continued to stay put at the state secretariat on Friday protesting against army presence at toll plazas in several parts of the state and asked whether it was an "army coup" Speaking to reporters late Thursday night at ‘Nabanna’ the state secretariat she said "I will stay at the secretariat to guard our democracy" "Is this a military coup" she asked She said that army personnel were there in different districts like Murshidabad Jalpaiguri Darjeeling North 24 Paraganas Burdwan Howrah Hooghly etc "The army is deployed without informing the state government This is unprecedented and a very serious matter" she had said Earlier aviation regulator DGCA has ordered an inquiry into as many as three flights including one carrying Banerjee reporting low fuel at the same time as TMC and other opposition parties alleged conspiracy and athreat to her life File image of Mamata Banerjee PTI Alleging a threat to the life of Banerjee TMC leader in Lok Sabha Sudip Bandopadhyay said the government should rise to the occasion and find out whether there was a conspiracy These are the latest in a string of accusations and protests by the West Bengal chief minister who is now at the forefront of theanti-demonetisation campaign On 8 November when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a ban on currency notes of Rs 500 and 1000 opposition parties quickly jumped on the opportunity and organised a protest in and outside the Parliament which kicked off with its Winter session But as the protests grew it was not Rahul Gandhi or Arvind Kejriwal who took the centre-stage Fresh off the by-polls where Trinamool Congress registered a massive victory in theby-election to two Lok Sabha seats and one assembly segment Banerjee hailed the mandate as "people’s revolt" against demonetisation "The by-election result is a befitting reply against the anti-people demonetisation by the Centre It’s a people’s revolt rather than a mass revolt against the centre BJP should take lessons from this mandate" she said before leaving for New Delhi to join the protest rally by the Opposition And once in the capital in a show of strength Banerjee backed by JD(U) SP NCP and AAP held a demonstration and ramped up attack on Prime Minister Modi alleging the country was not safe in his hands Addressing the gathering at Jantar Mantar Banerjee alleged that abolition of high-value currency notes had heaped pain on people and snatched away democratic rights of almost every section of the society including farmers youth women labourers and traders besides halting the country’s economic growth Accusing the BJP-led dispensation of "looting" the common man she wondered why those having Swiss bank accounts were "not touched at all" and warned that people will teach a "good lesson" to the ruling party in the upcoming assembly polls for implementing a "black law" A week before this Banerjee had addressed a rally against demonetisation along with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal After protests came prime minister’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ and once again Banerjee stepped into the limelight In a stinging attack on the prime minister Banerjee said his radio programme was a "misuse" of the government machinery as it has now become ‘Modi ki Baat’ "Modiji you have finished India’s economy and growth We don’t trust you or your mismatched wrong technology which you are advertising for We want technology and progress But no section of society is to be left out and tortured while doing this [demonetisation]" Banerjee said in a statement But for the prime minister Banerjee had more in mind than just a statement Banerjee went ahead and threatened to demonstrate outside Modi’s residence against demonetisation vowing to dislodge him from the seat of power if the scrapping of high-value currency notes is not withdrawn "The entire country is suffering There is no money in banks ATMs So far 80 people have died due to the hardships caused by demonetisation But Modi is having a sound sleep and giving lectures on taking the country towards cashless economy" she said after her protest march this time back home in Kolkata Continuing her tirade against Modi Banerjee said she would fight till the end against the "anti-people" decision which has imposed an "undeclared financial emergency" in the country Banerjee next took her protest to Uttar Pradesh In Lucknow charging the prime minister with flouting the constitutional rights of people by bringing in demonetisation she dared him to declare his bank account details "Modiji has surpassed (Muhammad bin) Tughlaq and Hitler. he has flouted the Constitutional rights of common people" Banerjee said at a rally organised jointly with the ruling Samajwadi Party Vowing to fight till demonetisation is rolled back Banerjee said "The fight against note ban will continue till this decision is revoked as note culling has shut shops markets and agricultural operations" Up next Patna Here the TMC chief said the prime minister has imposed a "super-emergency" in the country by demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes The West Bengal chief minister was accompanied by her party leaders and leaders from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) As the protests gain more ground with each passing day Banerjee seems to be getting increasingly comfortable in the shoes of the opposition on the national stage Taking Modi head on and stepping up the dramatics around her it is difficult not to connect this building narrative to the upcoming assembly elections in 2019 in the light of the absence of a strong Opposition to the current government But much can change in the two years For now Banerjee is firmly standing her ground and increasingly directing the narrative against the Modi government With inputs from agencies 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