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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd standing by Mourinho – for nowby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are standing by manager Jose Mourinho.The Mirror says United have no immediate plans to fire under-pressure Mourinho.Fans are demanding change after United slumped to defeat at Liverpool – leaving the club 19 points behind their bitter rivals and Premier League leaders.The Red Devils are now 11 points adrift of the Champions League places but the Old Trafford hierarchy are not considering firing the former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss in the immediate future.But he will not go unless their season goes into freefall with top brass prepared to give him more time.United take on struggling Cardiff City away from home next before ending 2018 with back-to-back home games with Huddersfield Town and AFC Bournemouth. last_img read more

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first_imgPV Sindhu begins Senior National Badminton Championships campaign with easy winPV Sindhu took time to get into the groove before claiming a 21-11 21-13 win over Malvika Bansod to clinch a quarter-final berth in Guwahati on Thursdayadvertisement Press Trust of India GuwahatiFebruary 14, 2019UPDATED: February 14, 2019 12:16 IST Badminton Senior National Championships 2019: PV Sindhu has clinched the quarter-final berth with a comfortable win on Thursday (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPV Sindhu beat Malavika Bansod 21-11, 21-13 in the women’s singles Round of 16Top 8 players on the combined basis of world and domestic rankings were given direct entry into pre-quartersSindhu finished runner-up at the last year’s edition after losing to Saina Nehwal in the finalOlympic silver medallist P V Sindhu Thursday opened her campaign in the 83rd Senior National Badminton Championship with a straight game win over Nagpur’s Malvika Bansod to enter the women’s singles quarterfinals here.A former champion, Sindhu took time to get into the groove before claiming a 21-11 21-13 win over Malvika, who is a gold medallist at the South Asian U-21 Championship in Nepal and a runner-up at Khelo India Games.Like last year, the top eight players of the competition on the combined basis of world and domestic rankings were given direct entry into the singles pre-quarterfinals for which a Super Draw was held Wednesday night.Day 3 Match Updates:Olympic Silver Medalist, @Pvsindhu1 scaled through to the quarter-finals of Yonex Sunrise 83rd Senior Nationals, she defeated #MalvikaBansod 21-11;21-13 in the pre-quarters. #IndiaontheRIse #SeniorNationals2019 pic.twitter.com/sgy6f8kVrIBAI Media (@BAI_Media) February 14, 2019Malvika made a dream start, moving to a 4-0 lead. Soon Sindhu clawed her way back to level the scores with a push at the backcourt.Sindhu eventually grabbed an 11-7 advantage at the break. She continued to force the younger shuttler to commit errors.At 19-11, Sindhu unleashed a couple of smashes to seal the first game.In the second game, Sindhu was ahead 9-2 with Malvika committing unforced errors. The Hyderabadi went to the break with an 11-4 lead.Malvika played well in the rallies but lacked the finishing touch, committing unforced errors as Sindhu eventually wrapped up her pre-quarterfinal match in 35 minutes with a precise return at the forecourt.advertisementAlso Read | Lakshya Sen eyes top 30 ranking by year endAlso Read | All England Badminton Championships 2019: Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth handed tough drawsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow PV SindhuFollow Sameer VermaFollow Saina NehwalFollow Badminton Senior National Championships 2019Follow badminton national championships Nextlast_img read more

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first_img Indo-Asian News Service Las VegasJune 5, 2019UPDATED: June 5, 2019 13:35 IST Rape case against Christiano Ronaldo dropped. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe US woman had filed a lawsuit alleging Ronaldo of sexual harassment and rapeMayorga had opened up publicly after 10 years stating Ronaldo’s ‘fixers’ offered her $375,000 as pay-offRonaldo had publicly denied the allegations and never filed a response to the lawsuitIn a dramatic turn of events, a rape case filed against Juventus star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped, a media report said.In September 2018, Katheryn Mayorga had filed a lawsuit alleging Ronaldo of sexual harassment and rape in a penthouse in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The incident went back to June 2009 when he had recently moved to Spanish giants Real Madrid. Ronaldo was in the US for a pre-season tour.According to the complaint, Ronaldo, then 24, was on vacation in Las Vegas and met her in the Rain nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort before inviting her to a party in his suite.It was there that Ronaldo forced himself on Mayorga while she begged him to stop, the complaint alleged. It added that “when Cristiano Ronaldo completed the sexual assault of the plaintiff, he allowed her to leave the bedroom stating he was sorry, he was usually a gentleman”, Efe news had reported.After 10 years of silence, Mayorga had opened up publicly regarding the matter, stating Ronaldo’s ‘fixers’ offered her $375,000 as pay-off – but allegations were made as early as 2017 by German outlet Der Spiegel.However, now according to a report in Bloomberg, a notice of voluntary dismissal was filed last month in Nevada state court in Las Vegas. The report also states that the filing didn’t say whether the accuser had reached a settlement with Ronaldo.Following the lawsuit last year, Las Vegas police had reopened the investigation into the rape allegations.The Portuguese star had publicly denied the allegations and never filed a response to the lawsuit.advertisementAlso Read | Reyes’ car was above 220kmph before crash: PoliceAlso Read | Brazil coach Tite reserves judgment on Neymar rape accusationAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Christiano RonaldoFollow Katheryn MayorgaFollow Rape case Rape case against Cristiano Ronaldo droppedRape case filed against footballer Cristiano Ronaldo by Katheryn Mayorga has been dropped. According to the complaint, Ronaldo invited Mayorga to a party in his suite and forced himself on her while she begged him to stop.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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first_img Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has lauded the administration at the Paul Mountain Primary School for the effective partnership with community stakeholders.The school, which is located in West Central St. Catherine, where Dr. Tufton serves as Member of Parliament, has been deepening its relationship with residents, businesses and past students for the growth and development of the institution, including providing assistance to pupils.Dr. Tufton said he is “very encouraged”, by the efforts of the teachers and leadership of the school.“I believe that this a special school in a special community that can do well. There is more to be hopeful than to be doubtful,” he added, while delivering the keynote address at a recent school-leaving ceremony held at the Top Mountain Church of God of Prophecy.“They are doing well and will do better because the attitude is there and the determination is evident,” Dr. Tufton said, while urging continued support to grow the number of pupils, which currently stands at 56.He gave a commitment to purchase equipment for the setting up of a marching band, and made a contribution towards the completion of payment for a photocopier.Meanwhile, he encouraged the graduating students, who will be going on to secondary school, to make the best of their education and to only associate with those who are disciplined.He also called on parents to “give them all the support” as the students move on to another level.Meanwhile, Principal of the school, Vanderline Wilson, said the marching band will create further integration between the school and the community.She commended entities that have provided scholarships for the students. These include the Vindell and Edmond Wallace Youth Foundation, WT Feed Store, Paul Mountain Police Youth Club, and TSEDD Distributors.“Their contributions are well appreciated by the school family and the wider community,” Mrs. Wilson said. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has lauded the administration at the Paul Mountain Primary School for the effective partnership with community stakeholders. The school, which is located in West Central St. Catherine, where Dr. Tufton serves as Member of Parliament, has been deepening its relationship with residents, businesses and past students for the growth and development of the institution, including providing assistance to pupils. Story Highlights “I believe that this a special school in a special community that can do well. There is more to be hopeful than to be doubtful,” he added, while delivering the keynote address at a recent school-leaving ceremony held at the Top Mountain Church of God of Prophecy.last_img read more

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first_imgToday, March 26, the Commission on Inclusive Education released its report, Students First. It is the first time in 20 years that the model of inclusion in our classrooms has been reviewed. The report is thoughtful, comprehensive and a clear demonstration that the members of the commission were committed to finding an inclusive model that puts students first. Like the members of the commission, government is fully committed to a student-centred approach to education and an inclusive classroom model that works. The commission has indicated that we need a needs-based approach for a truly inclusive model. One in which we provide more support and professional development for educators, additional funding for behavior, health and education specialists to assist students and teachers, and the commission has asked us to work with our partners in the education system, as well as within government to unite our system and our approach to ensuring all our students can be successful, no matter what needs our students have. We accept the broad objectives of the report and now need to move forward with our partners to look at the recommendations, toward implementing changes by September. Our work began with pre-primary in which early childhood educators are given an opportunity to identify which children, and what supports, are needed in advance of the child’s academic years. We are also implementing recommendations from Dr. Avis Glaze’s Raise the Bar report which provides a blueprint for a stronger system foundation, upon which other changes from the Commission for Inclusive Education and from the Council to Improve Classroom Conditions, can be put into action for the benefit of students. Both the commission report and Dr. Glaze’s report challenges the education system to unite around a singular goal – to help all our kids be more successful, no matter where they are in the province or what their needs may be. Government has earmarked $15 million in this year’s budget to build a new model of inclusive education that aligns and unites the many changes currently underway. Next, we will review the report in greater detail and work with our partners in the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and in government, Special Education Programs and Services Committee, superintendents, principals and the Council to Improve Classroom Conditions to identify next steps. I want to express my deep gratitude to Dr. Sarah Shea, Monica Williams and Adela NJie for their hard work, professionalism and expertise on such a sensitive and important matter that impacts the lives of our students and their families. -30-last_img read more

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“The Secretary-General is increasingly concerned at the alarming deterioration of the security and human rights situation in Haiti,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement released late Friday in New York, calling on all Haitians to eschew violence and settle their differences peacefully.“At this critical time, he reminds leaders, and those who aspire to leadership positions, of their responsibilities towards their fellow countrymen and that they will be held individually accountable for any breaches of international human rights and humanitarian law,” the spokesman said. read more

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“As we enter the third decade of peace implementation, it cannot be assumed that Bosnia and Herzegovina is on a glide path to a peaceful, viable State irreversibly on course for European integration,” said High Representative Valentin Inzko during a briefing on the situation in the country. The Office of the High Representative was created in 1995 to oversee the Dayton Peace Agreement signed by the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia that formally ended the 1992-1995 Bosnian war. “We need to be mindful of the fact that Bosnia and Herzegovina is a complex political and security environment, where negative scenarios can quickly endanger the Dayton Peace Agreement and the progress achieved after Dayton,” Mr. Inzko told the 15-member body, stressing the need for the international community to retain all the instruments at hand. In this regard, he supported the EU military force’s presence on the ground with an executive mandate and its extension, an issue to be considered by the UN Security Council in November.The EU military force is “a relatively inexpensive but necessary investment in peace and stability in the Balkans,” he said, as it provides an essential baseline of physical and psychological security that supports the EU, his Office and other international organizations. Regarding the Euro-Atlantic integration, Bosnia and Herzegovina authorities formally received the EU Questionnaire in December and the adaptation of the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the EU took place in the same month. Equally encouraging was the consensus and forward-looking pragmatism demonstrated by the country’s Presidency in adopting the so-called Defense Review of military forces last November, one of the requirements to participate in the NATO Membership Action Plan. At the regional level, bilateral cooperation and overall reconciliation between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia has continued to improve, he noted. Bosnia and Herzegovina, however, faced some significant challenges over the last six months, including the controversy between Bosniak political representatives and Serb political parties over whether the country should submit a request for revision of the International Criminal Court’s 2007 judgment in the genocide case of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia vs. Serbia. In another negative development, Croat politicians have intensified calls for the “federalization,” which was understood by some to imply the further ethnic division of the country into three to four “federal units,” one of which would have a Croat majority. Further, the situation with regard to rule of law continued to deteriorate, with corruption a serious problem. These “will require continued attention and commitment from the international community,” he said. read more

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. Only collective efforts can address crises “like the current one with North Korea, which threatens […] the peace and security architecture of the region and beyond,” he stated. Mr. Anastasiades also pointed to international, multilateral cooperation as being vital in dealing with terrorism, while also calling “education, dialogue, economic growth and social inclusion” essential to prevent and counter violent extremism within societies. Enhancing societal resilience is a key aspect of multilateral endeavours he said, telling the Assembly “our determination to implement the 2030 Agenda must remain high on our list of priorities, sustainable development is at the heart of dealing with the root causes of forced migration.” The President also pointed to the need for “a just, effective and efficient global governance system,” for which Cyprus is in accord with the Secretary-General’s reform priorities to ensure that multilateralism remains relevant and effective. Mr. Anastasiades stated Cyprus’ opinion that “the most vital pillar to achieving inter-State, regional and global peace is through respecting and ensuring the full and unhindered independency, territorial integrity and sovereignty” of each UN Member State as the only way to avoid inter-State conflicts that, in turn, establish conditions for protracted destabilization, violence and uncertainty. Turning to matters closer to home and the recent UN-facilitated negotiations on Cyprus, he stressed that the vision of the people of Cyprus is on ending the unacceptable status quo and establishing a federal state which would ensure to the generations of Greek and Turkish Cypriots, conditions of stability for a safe, prosperous and peaceful future. “A State free from any foreign interventions and dependencies; ‘a normal state,’ as the UN Secretary-General very correctly stated. A State led by Cypriots for Cypriots,” he said, urging Turkey and Turkish Cypriot compatriots to realize that it is only through mutual respect and compromises “and not obsolete fixations to failed practices that we will achieve a viable and lasting settlement.” Full statement available here read more

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The Ohio State football team wears throwback jerseys for their game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1, 8-1) were selected to the College Football Playoff as the No. 3 seed. OSU is the first team in the history of the playoff to make the final four without winning a conference championship. The Buckeyes will take on No. 2 Clemson in the semifinal on Dec. 31 in Phoenix in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.Alabama is ranked No. 1 and will play No. 4 Washington on Dec. 31 in the other semifinal. The winner of each semifinal will meet on Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa for the national championship game.This is the Scarlet and Gray’s second appearance in the three years that the College Football Playoff has been implemented. In 2014, OSU was the No. 4 seed when it beat No. 1 Alabama in New Orleans, then No. 2 Oregon in Dallas to claim the 2014 National Championship.OSU had the most top 10 wins of any of the four semifinalists, with three.The semifinal game is a rematch of the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl where Clemson beat OSU, 40-35. read more

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first_imgTHE ARMY BOMB DISPOSAL Team have carried out a controlled explosion on an improvised explosive device (IED) found in Fingal Cemetary in Balgriffin north Dublin.The Defence Forces confirmed that the Army Bomb Disposal Team were called to a cemetery on the Malahide – Baldoyle Road when Gardaí alerted them to the discovery of a suspect device.A commemoration for the murdered Real IRA boss Alan Ryan was held at the cemetery at the weekend but it is not believed that the pipe bomb was found near Ryan’s grave.The team arrive at the scene at 2.20 pm this afternoon and a cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety.The device was then taken to an open green area nearby and made safe by a controlled explosion. The scene was declared safe at 3.50 pm.There were no graves or gravestones damaged in the course of this operation according to authorities.last_img read more

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first_imgGarder son numéro de téléphone ne prend plus que 3 joursLorsque l’on change d’opérateur téléphonique, conserver le même numéro obligeait jusqu’à maintenant d’attendre dix jours. L’Arcep vient d’annoncer (lien non disponible) que ce portage ne prend désormais plus que trois jours.Beaucoup de gens ne veulent pas changer d’opérateur téléphonique. Ils se souviennent comment, dans les années 90, ils ont alors changé de numéro et dû redonner le nouveau à tout le monde. Ce qu’ils ne savent pas, c’est que ce temps est révolu. Depuis longtemps maintenant, pour permettre la pleine concurrence entre les opérateurs, des directives européennes les obligent à faire porter les numéros sur simple demande.  Toutefois ce processus pouvait prendre jusqu’à 10 jours, pendant lesquels on donnait un numéro temporaire au client… Pas pratique quand on est un buisness man aux 300 coups de téléphone par jour. Ce 7 novembre est entré en vigueur un nouveau dispositif sur lequel les opérateurs se sont mis d’accord sur les modalités d’échanges. Le délai en est réduit à trois jours maximum.De plus elle s’effectue désormais simplement, en appelant un numéro commun à tous les opérateurs. Le 3179 devient le numéro à appeler pour avoir son RIO (Relevé d’Identité Opérateur, indispensable pour demander la conservation du numéro mobile), et après il ne reste plus qu’à filer au magasin profiter des offres promotionnelles. À chaque changement d’opérateur, on bénéficie des offres d’achat à 1 € ou de réductions drastiques, même sur les derniers modèles.Le 9 novembre 2011 à 12:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgJose Mourinho says he didn’t learn anything from Manchester United’s 2-1 Champions League loss to Valencia.Manchester United boss Mourinho told reporters he was not surprised that his Red Devil squad lost their last UCL group stage match against the Spanish club. Mourinho’s United already had their ticket to the knockout stage of the tournament, but a win would have left the club as leaders of Group H since Juventus lost 2-1 against Young Boys.“No, maybe you did. Not me. I didn’t learn anything from this game. Nothing that happened surprised me at all,” he said, according to FourFourTwo.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I think that to qualify in this group is a success. Before the game, I told the players if we win tonight and Juventus win, then we did our job. If we don’t win and Juventus don’t win, we can blame ourselves.“Apart from a couple of clubs that are clearly much better than the others, I don’t think the draw will be so different. There are teams that finished second that the ones that finished first are not happy to play against.”last_img read more

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first_imgMANAMA: In an humanitarian gesture, the Bahrain government on Sunday pardoned 250 Indians serving sentences in the Gulf nation during the maiden visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the oil-rich country. The prime minister expressed his gratitude to the Bahrain leadership for the Royal pardon. According to an official data, 8,189 Indians are lodged in various prisons in foreign countries, with Saudi Arabia having the highest number at 1,811 followed by the UAE at 1,392. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us It was not clear how many Indians are lodged in jails in the Gulf kingdom. “In a kind and humanitarian gesture, the Government of Bahrain has pardoned 250 Indians serving sentences in Bahrain,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted. COMMENT The prime minister has specially thanked the King of Bahrain and the entire Royal Family for their kindness and the compassionate decision, it added.last_img read more

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first_img Is the Greek government really preparing to leave the eurozone and re-introduce the drachma? Another week goes by and still no deal between its government and the European Union (EU), European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Time is running out for the Greeks to secure the financing from these negotiating parties that they require to avoid defaulting on their government bonds.What is defaulting and why does it matter?Defaulting simply means the Greek government refuses to pay the contractual interest on borrowing it has previously taken out in the form of government bonds (which are IOUs to the eventual bond buyers). In addition, it means it also refuses to repay the capital for loans that have arrived at maturity, meaning bond buyers who have previously lent their money to the government will not get all of the original amount lent out back.This type of borrowing is quite unlike a capital repayment mortgage, where we take out a mortgage secured on a house for a fixed period of time, for example 25 years. With such a deal, we are effectively repaying the lender (a bank or building society) a mixture of interest payments and capital repayments month by month, such that the entire original amount borrowed is repaid by the end of the life of the mortgage.And if we dont make our monthly payments on time, the lender has the right eventually to repossess our house and resell it in order to recoup its original capital lent out plus interest payments due – ie secured lending.Contrast this to the government bond type of borrowing, where a sovereign government issues IOUs in the form of selling bonds, promising to pay a set amount of interest every year until the end of life of the bond (10 years, for example), at which point it then has to repay the entire amount originally borrowed in one lump sum back to the lenders (the bond holders).If, however, a country defaults by not paying the agreed interest payments on time or not repaying the original capital at the end of life of a bond, there is (generally) no asset the original lender can seize to resell to recoup their capital and interest – it is unsecured lending.By not putting forward the essential economic reforms that the EU, the ECB and IMF are demanding in return for extending further loans to the Greek government, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras risks telling holders of Greek bonds that they will not get their interest payments and their capital lump sums back, as the government coffers are already almost empty.This would not be the first time a Greek government has defaulted on its debts – in fact, in the modern era, it has defaulted five times (since 1826; Figure 1).How much longer can the Greeks struggle on before default and Grexit?The Greek government has already run out of money; it has been struggling on up to now by raiding whatever pots of cash it has been able to get its hand on in the very short-term.But as Figure 2 shows, a big set of debt repayments are due in June, while an even larger amount of repayments come due in July.Without a reform deal acceptable to the EU, ECB and IMF, the Tsipras-led administration almost certainly has to decide either to default either by:(a) not repaying bond holders (the largest of which are actually other Eurozone governments, the ECB and the IMF; Figure 3)(b) not paying its own citizens their pensions and state benefits.What might this mean for the European Union and what chance of Brexit too?While the Greeks might be able to struggle on despite a default, and stay in theory part of the eurozone, in practice they would be forced to exit the eurozone in short order, the so-called Grexit.Frankly, this could prove chaotic for financial markets as no one really knows how a eurozone member can exit the single monetary union (it was never legislated for when the euro was created).This could also have some serious knock-on effects for British membership of the European Union, as a Grexit could prove a serious blow to the reputation of the EU in the UK, adding grist to the mill of Ukip and the Eurosceptic wing of the Conservative Party.A Greek exit from the eurozone could effectively increase the chance that Britain leaves the EU (a Brexit) in a post-election referendum, which in turn could prove a massive problem for those UK companies doing a lot of their business with our EU partners such as Germany and France – the EU as a block remains the UKs largest trading partner by far at 51% of UK exports (Figure 4).One potential consequence could be the flight of companies to set up their head offices and operations in the Republic of Ireland, which would then become even more attractive as a business destination for several reasons:It uses the euro as its trading currencyIt offers a low 12.5% corporate tax rate for overseas companiesGood access to a (cheaper, due to a weaker euro) skilled workforce plus easy transport access.A body blow for the UK economy?Failure for the Greek government to reach a last-minute deal with the EU, ECB and IMF is becoming ever more likely. This could trigger a chaotic Greek exit from the Euro, leading volatility to surge in the financial markets.Any subsequent post-election British exit from the EU risks the loss of Europe-linked jobs in export-oriented sectors such as the car industry and would potentially also be a body blow for the City of London, which is a massive invisible export earner for the UK – opening the door for Frankfurt to challenge London once again for the crown of Europes pre-eminent financial centre.Buy into Irish stocksHow can you profit from the Grexit + Brexit risks? By buying into major Irish stocks that could stand to benefit from any flight of UK companies to Dublin. I like Smurfit Kappa (code: SKG), Ryanair (code: RYA) and Hibernia REIT (code: HBRN).Edmund Shing is the author of The Idle Investor (Harriman House), an expert columnist and a global equity fund manager at BCS AM. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. Closelast_img read more

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first_img Advertisement Breaking News: Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee https://t.co/CHOahNxWur pic.twitter.com/5FyLRrUefk— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 12, 2016 Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton..@BernieSanders: Think about the Supreme Court Justices that @realDonaldTrump will nominate https://t.co/165hovNOIh pic.twitter.com/sF9pZCdXA5— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 12, 2016 President Obama is speaking at the #Dallas memorial service today. @DallasPD Deputy Chief on what he hopes to hear. https://t.co/LVZkzLnBAh— New Day (@NewDay) July 12, 2016 Protesters in #Atlanta marching against police brutality shut down Interstate-75 and Interstate-85, Fridayhttps://t.co/6yooShYvbK— Voice of America (@VOANews) July 9, 2016 President Obama and Georg e W. Bush to speak at memorial service for Dallas Police Officers killed in shooting.President Obama, ahead of Dallas speech, faces pressure to choose his audience https://t.co/wWQbgc3Sur— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 12, 2016 Clashes break out in Minnesota amid nationwide protests of police violence.https://t.co/zMfJQbatZA https://t.co/3vksPNDJVE— HLN Weekend Express (@WeekendExp) July 10, 2016center_img Police Protests continue in wake of Dallas Police shootings.“In Baton Rouge, it’s not anger they feel. It’s rage.” – @BBCLBicker on cont inued protest over police shootings https://t.co/VRDnqFbiA1— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) July 10, 2016 KCCI photog. Robbie Rissman captured “Pokemon Go” players sweeping the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. @DMArtCenter pic.twitter.com/y9nGmcnue5— KCCI News (@KCCINews) July 12, 2016 Smartphone users really fall for ‘#PokemonGo‘https://t.co/4eJ19BGGf4— Times of India (@timesofindia) July 12, 2016 People across the globe are aimlessly wandering around playing Pokemon Go.Pokemon Go is everything that is wrong with late capitalism https://t.co/C6eIYOTrat— CNBC (@CNBC) July 12, 2016 6 year old boy catches great white shark.last_img read more

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first_imgRelated posts:Regulatory agency rejects increase in vehicle inspection rates Environment Ministry and Riteve team up to reduce vehicle emissions Riteve wants to hike the price of mandatory car inspections by 200 percent Riteve vehicle inspection rates not going up The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) announced Tuesday that RITEVE SyC, the private company responsible for certifying mandatory technical vehicle inspections, submitted rate hike requests of up to 202 percent depending on the type of vehicle.If approved, the new costs of vehicle inspections in 2015 would increase from ₡9,930 to ₡30,030 ($18.32 to $55.40) for vehicle owners and ₡6,541 to ₡19,780 ($12 to $36.50) for motorcycle owners.In seeking the increases, RITEVE argued that the same rates have been in place for 10 years. The company also said a contract signed with the government in 2000 states that the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is responsible for defining the rate-setting model. MOPT has yet to follow through, RITEVE argued.“For the past 10 years we have been submitting rate-adjustment requests, which according to our contract must be submitted by Nov. 15 each year, so that if approved the new rate would take effect in January,” RITEVE spokeswoman Jennifer Hidalgo said. “Currently there is no approved methodology for calculating rates. Each year we comply with the requirement of filing an increase request, but ARESEP has not approved any increases in the past 10 years. And now motorists are surprised that this year’s request is greater than 200 percent,” she said.ARESEP spokeswoman Carolina Mora confirmed that the agency has rejected RITEVE’s requests because no calculation methodology exists. Last year, the regulatory agency rejected a 174 percent increase request for the same reason, according to ARESEP records.Mora said ARESEP repeatedly has asked MOPT for a calculation model in order to proceed with revised rates, but the agency has received no response. RITEVE’s recent request is being evaluated by technical staff at ARESEP, and a ruling will be reported in coming days, she said.MOPT spokesman Juan Carlos González on Thursday said that Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Segnini is the only MOPT official authorized to discuss the rate methodology issue. However, Segnini is out of the country and won’t be back until next week. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies FHFA HARP Investors Lenders & Servicers Refinance Service Providers Zillow 2013-10-03 Tory Barringer “”Zillow””:http://www.zillow.com/ partnered with the “”Federal Housing Finance Agency””:http://www.fhfa.gov/Default.aspx (FHFA) Thursday to review eligibility requirements for the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) and respond to borrowers confused about the program.[IMAGE]Meg Burns, senior associate director for housing and regulatory policy for FHFA, joined Zillow for a Google+ Hangout session to field questions from underwater homeowners and explain HARP’s finer points. Hosting the call was Erin Lantz, Zillow’s director of mortgages.Responding to borrowers’ worries about their financial situations, Burns reiterated that HARP has no minimum income or credit score requirements (though different lenders may have their own criteria). “”It’s a very streamlined product, which means lenders don’t do traditional underwriting. They don’t assess the borrowers’ income amount nor look at the credit report,”” she said. “”Most lenders really like that feature of the product because it makes it much easier for them to qualify a borrower for participation.””Instead, borrowers are required to have a solid payment history, with no missed payments in the six months prior to refinancing and up to one missed payment in the 12 months prior. That history is used instead as a proxy for a borrower’s ability to pay.””One of the great things about HARP is, if you continue to make payments on time, you ultimately will meet the payment history requirement,”” Burns remarked.[COLUMN_BREAK]She also stressed that the program can also be used for second homes and for investment properties, though the fees may be slightly higher.Also discussed were several enhancements to the program (sometimes dubbed as “”HARP 2.0″”) that went into effect in 2012 and expanded eligibility to more borrowers. Because those changes went into effect well after HARP’s inception, Burns urged borrowers who applied prior to March 2012 to try again.One of the biggest changes was the removal of the original HARP’s 125 percent ceiling on loan-to-value (LTV) ratios. The elimination of that cap has been especially helpful for borrowers in states like Nevada, which has seen a significant boost in HARP refinances since eligibility opened up, Burns said.In the second quarter of 2013 alone, loans with LTVs of 125 percent or higher made up nearly 20 percent of all HARP activity, FHFA revealed in its latest quarterly report.Finally, answering a Realtor’s question regarding dubious advice offered by some companies to struggling borrowers, Burns warned consumers to be careful of who they trust–especially if that person recommends deliberately missing payments.””Don’t ever go delinquent on your mortgage if you want to qualify for a program,”” she said. “”It’s highly likely, for one thing, that you’ll be rejected anyway, and it’s really bad for your credit score.””Thursday’s question and answer session represented one way in which FHFA is working to spread knowledge of HARP and get more borrowers involved. In addition to loosening eligibility requirements last year, the agency has “”extended the program””:https://themreport.com/articles/fhfa-to-extend-harp-through-2015-2013-04-11 for an additional two years, bringing the expiration date to December 31, 2015. In addition, FHFA recently announced the launch of a “”public awareness campaign””:https://themreport.com/articles/fhfa-launches-campaign-for-harp-awareness-2013-09-24 that has it partnering with HGTV personality Mike Aubrey.Through the end of this year, FHFA will be working with Zillow on a HARP-specific blog created to answer questions about the program’s specifics and offer advice. More information can be found at “”Zillow.com/education/HARP””:http://www.zillow.com/education/HARP/. FHFA’s Burns Tackles HARP Questions with Zillow October 3, 2013 401 Views center_img Share in Originationlast_img read more

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first_img2014 Arizona Cardinals Schedule Cardinals president Michael Bidwill is also pleased.“So many times over history, the NFL schedule makers haven’t given us a lot of respect, but there’s no doubt this year, they gave us a lot of respect,” Bidwill told Doug and Wolf Thursday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “I think we deserved it after going 10-6 and what Bruce Arians, the other coaches and the players did on the field was really amazing.“So we got a lot of respect from the league. Including our preseason, we’ve got four nationally televised games. I like our schedule a lot.”The Cardinals open up on Monday Night Football Sept. 8 when they host the San Diego Chargers at University of Phoenix Stadium. The other two prime time regular-season games are NFC West tilts that come much later in the schedule. In Week 15, the Cardinals travel to St. Louis to take on the Rams in a Thursday night affair. That’s followed by a Sunday night home game against the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.In fact, five of the Cardinals’ six division games come in Week 10 or later, including three straight to end the season.Bidwill has no problem with that, either“I think it’s a positive. I think it’s going to be more exciting for the fans,” he said. “It certainly puts more pressure on us to do what we did last year, which is finish very strong — and we did. 1Monday, Sept. 8San Diego ChargersUniversity of Phoenix Stadium7:20 p.m. 11Sunday, Nov. 16Detroit LionsUniversity of Phoenix Stadium2:25 p.m. Your browser does not support the audio element. 12Sunday, Nov. 23at Seattle SeahawksCenturyLink Field2:05 p.m. 7Sunday, Oct. 19at Oakland RaidersO.co Coliseum1:05 p.m. 16Sunday, Dec. 21Seattle SeahawksUniversity of Phoenix Stadium6:30 p.m. WeekDateOpponentSiteTime The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 5Sunday, Oct. 5at Denver BroncosSports Authority Field at Mile High1:05 p.m. 6Sunday, Oct. 12Washington RedskinsUniversity of Phoenix Stadium1:25 p.m. 4—Bye Week—— 9Sunday, Nov. 2at Dallas CowboysAT&T Stadium11:00 a.m. 3Sunday, Sept. 21San Francisco 49ersUniversity of Phoenix Stadium1:05 p.m.center_img LISTEN: Michael Bidwill, Cardinals president 15Thursday, Dec. 11at St. Louis RamsEdward Jones Dome6:25 p.m. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling It’s not quite a holiday, but let’s face it, a lot of people treat the release of the NFL schedule as one.That happened Wednesday, and fans of all 32 teams got to visualize for the first time how their teams’ 2014 campaign might play out.In Arizona, fans of the Cardinals seem to be pretty happy with the way the schedule makers set up their team. For the first time in team history, Arizona will play prime time games on Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights. 8Sunday, Oct. 26Philadelphia EaglesUniversity of Phoenix Stadium1:05 p.m. 2Sunday, Sept. 14at New York GiantsMetLife Stadium10:00 a.m. 17Sunday, Dec. 28at San Francisco 49ersLevi’s Stadium2:25 p.m. 0 Comments   Share   14Sunday, Dec. 7Kansas City ChiefsUniversity of Phoenix Stadium2:05 p.m. 10Sunday, Nov. 9St. Louis RamsUniversity of Phoenix Stadium2:25 p.m. 13Sunday, Nov. 30at Atlanta FalconsGeorgia Dome2:05 p.m. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “I like the idea of finishing the year at San Francisco. In 2013, they certainly stung us with a last-second field goal. That’s going to be a very interesting game because a lot could be at stake those last two weeks of the season.”last_img read more

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first_img For all intents and purposes, Rashard Mendenhall’s one season with the Arizona Cardinals was pretty uneventful.A free agent pickup after he spent the first five years of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he ran for 687 yards and eight touchdowns on 217 carries for a team that went 10-6.A solid-but-not-great player for the team, he retired from the NFL following the season, walking away from football at the age of 26. Top Stories Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall scores a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Since then, Mendenhall — who’s personality and interests were never solely about football — has done some blogging, discussing his life post-football.On Tuesday, in a piece for The Huffington Post, he explained the difficulties of transitioning from being a football player to a former football player, albeit one who was able to leave the game with no lasting effects.My biggest fear after playing was being one of those guys who couldn’t let go. Living the rest of my life a shadow of who I was in my twenties. As a result, I distanced myself so far from football I have a hard time even remembering who I was. Having little recollection of the Big Ten Player of the Year that wore No. 5 for the Illini. Driving the tunnels of Pittsburgh without even glancing over at Heinz Field, the place where I became a back-to-back 1,000-yard rusher for the Steelers. Avoiding a return to Arizona, the place where I re-joined Bruce Arians and the Cardinals in my most enjoyable year of playing in the NFL. I abandoned these moments in my life believing that would help me move forward, and while that’s been the case, it’s come at the cost of my identity. Leaving me in a personal purgatory between Former NFL running back and Hollywood writer/director. Neither of them feels real.One line, in particular, may if not stand out, at least be of interest to Cardinals fans.center_img “Avoiding a return to Arizona, the place where I re-joined Bruce Arians and the Cardinals in my most enjoyable year of playing in the NFL.”Mendenhall, of course, was one of the first free agent signings after Arians took over, as the running back coming off an injury-shortened season was looking to reunite with a coach under whom in Pittsburgh he had experienced success. The former first-round pick did lead the Cardinals in carries and rushing yards, but did start to cede some touches to then-rookie Andre Ellington as the season progressed.That Mendenhall refers to that season as his most enjoyable is interesting because he was on a couple of Steelers teams that reached the Super Bowl. Of course, he was injured and did not play in the team’s Super Bowl XLIII victory over the Cardinals, but he was a key member of Pittsburgh’s Super Bowl XLV team that fell to the Green Bay Packers and was the leading rusher for a Steelers squad that made it back to the postseason in 2011.However, Arians has earned a reputation for being a coach people love to work and play for, and his star has risen to the point where even “The Rock” tweeted about how much he would love to play for him. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more