Three people drowned in as many districts on August 2 as the flood situation in Assam worsened affecting eight of the State’s 33 districts.The death toll since May — when the first wave of floods hit Assam — has risen to 41 with landslides caused by heavy rainfall having claimed the lives of three people.Officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said a person each drowned in Dhemaji, Udalguri and Golaghat districts. These and five other districts have been affected by flash floods and the rising waters of the Brahmaputra and four of its tributaries.“About 1 lakh people have been affected by the second wave of floods,” an ASDMA official said. Eastern Assam’s Golaghat is the worst-affected district with 54,135 people displaced followed by Sivasagar (17,905) and Lakhimpur (14,052).Golaghat and Sivasagar district authorities have set up 99 relief camps that are currently housing 20,869 people.The officials said crops on 5,056.35 hectares has been destroyed across the eight districts.“Apart from inundation, erosion has been a major problem. At least 68 houses have been destroyed by rivers such as Jia Bharali and Panchnoi in Sonitpur, Udalguri and Barpeta districts,” the ASDMA official said.
MOST READ Aside from his candid commentary, the former NBA player is notorious for bringing out the Philippines’ famed cleaning tool during playoff times—which perfectly signifies going winless in a best-of-seven playoff series.Speaking alongside fellow analysts Heather Cox, Michael Wibon and Chauncey Billups prior to tip-off of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), the 2000 NBA Most Improved Player once again brought out the broom to signify the Spurs’ demise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I have as much respect for the Spurs as anybody, that’s why I’m not gonna wave it very high,” Rose said referring to the “walis tambo,” which he wrongly identified as its outside counterpart, the “walis tingting.”“But I have to get out the walis-walis, tingting tambo, because the Spurs will be getting swept this evening.” The 2017 NBA Playoffs have been filled with landslide victories or “sweeps,” and ESPN analyst Jalen Rose has surely taken notice.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments His comical gesture was warranted, as the Warriors indeed swept the Spurs, catapulting themselves to a 12-0 post-season record and into their third straight NBA Finals appearance.READ: Warriors set 12-0 record for 3rd straight trip to NBA FinalsCome post-game, Rose once again proudly waved the “walis tambo.”“My Filipino family, fans, and friends wanted me to bring out the walis, walis, tingting,” he said. Khristian Ibarrola /raJalen Rose calls the GSW sweep tonight! Where the Filipino homies at! Lol. pic.twitter.com/XFP3ecK4JiADVERTISEMENT Man who told immigrant to go back to country asked to write essay SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games 250 enrolled at phony school arrested in immigration scam Lillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder — Warriors Talk (@JaeAzizi) May 23, 2017 Hornets beat Pistons for 8th straight time LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance
Kolkata Knight Riders finally received the services of Umesh Yadav in this season’s Indian Premier League and were immediately rewarded as the fast-bowler decimated the Kings XI Punjab batting lineup with a four-wicket haul at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. (Scorecard)WATCH: All you need to know about Indian Premier League centurionsUmesh, who missed the first three matches for KKR after being advised rest following a gruelling Test season for India, returned with figures of 4 for 33 in his four overs as the home team defeated KXIP by 8 wickets in front of a packed crowd at Eden.Umesh picked up a four-wicket haul for the second time in his IPL career. His best bowling figures came in a match against Rajasthan Royals in 2013, when he was with the Delhi Daredevils outfit.Umesh’s spell in the death overs against Punjab changed the momentum of the match in Kolkata’s favour as he removed the middle-order with the wickets of Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha and Axar Patel. The last three wickets came in the 18th over which helped KKR restrict KXIP to 170/9 in 20 overs.”It feels good the shoulder is going on in auto-mode. I’m feeling much better now. This is the first game (this IPL season) so it’s going to get better from here on. (KKR vs KXIP, IPL 2017: Match Highlights)”The Eden wicket earlier didn’t have any grass but now they have left some grass on the pitch. There is good pace and bounce for the fast bowlers so it’s good to have this kind of a wicket in India,” Umesh said at the mid-innings break.advertisementKolkata then pulled off a huge surprise as they opened the innings with Gautam Gambhir and mystery spinner Sunil Narine. Fortunately the move paid off for KKR as Narine smashed 37 off 18 balls with four boundaries and three sixes at a strike rate of over 200. That helped KKR turn the tide and bring the required run rate within their reach.(BCCI Photo)Narine though, is no stranger to opening the innings and has done it on three occasions for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League last season in Australia. Narine’s highest score prior to this innings was 13 while his highest T20 international score is 30.After Narine’s dismissal, KKR rode on Gambhir’s unbeaten 72 and a quickfire 25* off 16 balls from Manish Pandey to overhaul the target with 21 balls to spare and clinch the top spot in the points table. This was Kolkata’s eighth successive win over Punjab in the IPL.
Jay Rodriguez converted a 89th-minute penalty to earn a draw for West Brom to spoil Arsenal’s and Arsene Wenger’s party on Sunday.This was Wenger’s 811th game in charge for the Gunners — the most by anyone in the Premier League history. He eclipsed Sir Alex Ferguson, who managed Manchester United in 810 league games.Calum Chambers was adjudged to have deliberately handled a cross from barely two meters away from former Arsenal player Kieran Gibbs which resulted in a penalty for the Baggies.Earlier, Alexis Sanchez’s free kick, which deflected in off the leg of James McClean as he turned his back in a defensive wall, put Arsenal ahead in the 83rd minute of a match that only sparked to life in the final stages at The Hawthorns.It ends in a draw after that late penalty#WBAvAFC pic.twitter.com/1gkIAFg4or- Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 31, 2017Arsenal head into the new year in fifth place, three points off the Champions League qualification positions. West Brom stayed in the relegation zone, in 19th place, and is without a victory since August.City meanwhile dropped points versus Crustal Palace, which ended their 18-game winning run in the league to head into the 2018 with 59 points from 21 games, 14 more than second-placed Chelsea, who have 45 from equal number of games. United are third with 44 while Liverpool sit on fourth with 41 on the board.This is not the ideal way for Arsenal fans to ring in the new year as it looked all set for a party after the match and walk into 2018 on a high. Especially for Wenger, who broke the record. Wenger, who took charge of Arsenal in 1996, has been an equally important figure for Arsenal. And despite their recent lackluster performances and major trophlyless run, he remains a respected and loved figure and the face of the Premier League.advertisementWenger, at Arsenal has been in charge of 811 matches winning 468 of them, lost only 145 and drawn 198. Under him, Arsenal have scored 1,525 goals and conceded 782 goals.The Gunners will next host Chelsea at the Emirates on January 4.31 DecemberArsene Wenger manages @Arsenal in a #PL match for an 811th time, moving past Sir Alex Fergusonï¿½??s previous best pic.twitter.com/pmJx8fw8HJ- Premier League (@premierleague) December 31, 2017 ALSO WATCH:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is launching in India soon, the company officially announced this bit of news on Thursday. In fact Xiaomi India MD Manu Jain went up to say that the Redmi Note 7 which sports a 48MP camera which changes the way one looks at Xiaomi and “turn the industry upside down”. Looks like Xiaomi is prepping beyond the Redmi Note 7 for India. The company may soon unveil its first ever Android Go phone called the Redmi Go in the country soon.Last week a report revealed that Xiaomi will be launching three Redmi phones by the end of the first quarter of 2019. This means by March we will have three phones coming from Redmi in the country. These phones are said to be Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Go, which will be company’s first try with Google’s Android Go software.Until now we have heard a lot about the Redmi Go but all of them were somewhat speculations. But now, it looks like some almost official looking pictures of the Redmi Go have surfaced online along with the full specs sheet, credit goes to Revu website and leakster Ishan Agarwal. This is for the first time that Redmi Go has been leaked in pictures. By the looks of it, the Redmi Go looks almost like the Redmi 5A. This means the Redmi Go will look like any other basic phone with thick bezels, single camera on both back and front, no bezels. The pictures further reveal that the Redmi Go phone will have a plastic build, of course because it’s going to be a cheap phone.advertisementRumours suggest that the Redmi Go will be priced somewhere around Rs 5,000. But we believe if Xiaomi wants its Android Go phone to gain success in the country it should price the phone under Rs 4,000. In India, Redmi Go should be priced between Rs 3,000 – Rs 3500. We say this considering past Android Go from other smartphone manufacturers failed to gain popularity, and one of the major reasons for that is because of their high price. Basically, if Xiaomi can get the India price of the Redmi Go right this phone can stir the entry-level smartphone segment of the country.This is also for the first time that the full specs sheet of the Redmi Go phone has leaked online. The specs sheet reveal that the Redmi Go will come with a 5-inch LCD display which will be paired with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The Xiaomi Android Go phone will be powered by Snapdragon 425 processor which Qualcomm has designed mostly for the entry-level phones paired with Adreno 308 GPU, up to 1.4Ghz maximum speed and 4x ARM Cortex A53 cores. The Redmi Go will be backed by 3000mAh battery. The phone is said to come bundled with 5V1A charger out-of-the-box.Like most Android Go phones in India including Samsung Galaxy J2 Core and Nokia 1 the Xiaomi Redmi Go will also come in one variant with 1gigs of RAM and 8GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The Redmi Go phone will run Android 8.1 Oreo-based on Google’s streamlined software Android Go. This means that the Redmi Go will come with all the Go apps like Maps Go, YouTube Go, among others.The Redmi Go will also have camera on both front and back. On the rear panel the Redmi Go is said to include an 8MP camera coupled with f/2.0 aperture, LED flash and more. On the front, the Redmi Go is said to bear a 5MP selfie camera paired with f/2.0 aperture.ALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 coming to India soon, Xiaomi confirmsALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 India launch soon so what is India price? Expect around Rs 12,000 for 3GB Note 7ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Note 7 Pro, and Redmi Go India launch likely by March
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OTTAWA — Canada’s national annual inflation rate was 1.7 per cent in November, Statistics Canada says. Here’s what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets):— Newfoundland and Labrador: 0.8 per cent (2.1)— Prince Edward Island: 1.0 (2.5)— Nova Scotia: 1.8 (2.9)— New Brunswick: 1.3 (2.8)— Quebec: 0.9 (1.7)— Ontario: 1.8 (2.5)— Manitoba: 1.7 (2.7)— Saskatchewan: 1.0 (2.4)— Alberta: 1.7 (2.8)— British Columbia: 2.4 (3.0)The Canadian Press
24 September 2009Female police officers serving in United Nations peacekeeping missions around the world have taken part in a training conference this week as part of the world body’s ongoing efforts to try to recruit more females to the ranks of its police. A multinational contingent of more than 20 female peacekeepers participated in a five-day conference in the United States city of Seattle that was organized by the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) and attracted hundreds of officers from around the globe.The conference, which ended today, heard presentations from UN staff serving in eight separate peacekeeping missions, including Timor-Leste (UNMIT), Liberia (UNMIL), Cyprus (UNFICYP) and Sudan’s Darfur region (UNAMID), as well as from senior staff at UN Headquarters.The UN Police (UNPOL) presentations form just one part of a broader drive by the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) to recruit more women to serve in field operations.The goal is to have women comprise 20 per cent of all police officers serving on UN peacekeeping missions by 2014 – compared to the current rate of about 8 per cent.Ann-Marie Orler, the Deputy UN Police Adviser, said last month that, “by having more women officers deployed in peacekeeping missions, they inspire more women to join their local police services, and this in turn will in the future give contributing countries a larger base from which to recruit officers.”Ms. Orler noted that women and children are frequently more comfortable reporting their experiences, especially if they are traumatic, to female officers.One of the UNPOL participants in Seattle, Ann Tusiime (working for the UN Mission in Sudan), said it had been inspiring to see so many female police officers at the conference.“It will go a long way in recruitment for women to the UN as we have reached out to many women and they too will speak about what the UN is doing,” she said.
“His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world. Scientist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, a spokesman for his family has said.Professor Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. The University of Cambridge has will open a book of condolence at Gonville and Caius College for anyone who would like to pay tribute to Hawking’s life and work. (Courtesy Sky News) “He once said, ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.’“We will miss him forever.” The world famous physicist and cosmologist was the subject of the 2014 film The Theory Of Everything, which starred Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.He also performed several cameos in the US comedy series The Big Bang Theory.Hawking contracted motor neurone disease in 1963 and was given two years to live but he went on to study at Cambridge and became one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein. He was given more than a dozen honorary degrees and was awarded the CBE in 1982. “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.
Any decisions should not “cause or lead to any negative repercussions,” the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), William O’Neil, told the agency’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) which began a week-long meeting in London yesterday. Such potential repercussions included damage to the concept of universality in the regulation of shipping, discrimination against other regions of the world and negative impact on the supply of oil as well as undermining the authority of IMO and permitting other regions to create their own regimes if in disagreement with IMO, Mr. O’Neil said. Mr. O’Neil reminded delegates that following the sinking of the oil tanker Prestige off the west coast of Spain in November 2002 and soon after the magnitude of its impact on the marine environment was revealed by the coastal States, he embarked on a number of activities to ensure that IMO could respond promptly to any action that might be needed. The IMO is the UN specialized agency with responsibility for the safety of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.
“The support government has delivered via the scrappage scheme has proven beneficial to the industry which employs over 800,000 people in the UK. To ensure future growth and to continue research and development, government must now help to deliver support through the Automotive Assistance Programme.” Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Due in part to the UK scrappage incentive scheme, car retailer Arnold Clark is to create 700 new jobs across the UK. The positions, spread out between Scotland and England, range from sales and apprentice places to supporting roles. The family-run company has an annual turnover of more than £2bn. The business, which recently subscribed to the Motor Industry Code of Practice for Service and Repair, plans to develop a new site in Huddersfield, set to open in October. SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt said, “This is good news for the industry. Since the beginning of the economic downturn, the automotive industry has adapted to the challenging conditions affecting global markets.”
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FRANCE’S FIRST VICTIM of a SARS-like virus which the 65-year-old man is thought to have contracted in Dubai, has died, health officials said today.“The first patient is dead,” a spokesman with the Directorate General for Health said, referring to the man who was hospitalised on April 23.Another man, who shared a hospital room with him for three days, was later found to have the nCoV-EMC virus, which is a cousin of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that sparked a health scare around the world in 2003.The other man, who is in his 50s, has been in hospital in the northern city of Lille since May 9.The new virus has killed 19 people. Like SARS, it appears to cause an infection deep in the lungs, with patients suffering from a temperature, cough and breathing difficulty, but it differs from SARS in that it also causes rapid kidney failure.There have been 44 laboratory confirmed cases worldwide of the virus, which until now has been known as the novel coronavirus, or nCoV-EMC, but was redubbed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS.Saudi Arabia counts by far the most cases, with 30 confirmed infections and 17 fatalities, while cases have also been detected in Jordan, Qatar, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, Britain and France.Scientists at the Erasmus medical centre in Rotterdam have determined that the virus appears to infect the body via a docking point in lung cells, suggesting bats may be a natural reservoir for it.Bats were also pinpointed as a likely natural reservoir for SARS in a 2005 study, and are known carriers of the deadly haemorrhagic fever Ebola.The WHO said Friday that much uncertainty remained surrounding MERS, stressing that it aimed to work closely with Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and perhaps other Middle Eastern countries to determine how great the risk is.- © AFP 2013.Read: Deadly new virus sparks call for ‘urgent actions’ to prevent spread>Read: Uh-oh: UN says it’s impossible to predict spread of new bird flu>
Share2102 Tweet Email3 Are we really proposing to send old soldiers to die in jail – after we gave dozens of wanted terrorists a get-out-of-jail-free card under the Good Friday Agreement? Is that balanced? Is that fair?In 2010, the then-British Prime Minister David Cameron issued an apology to the people and families who suffered due to the Bloody Sunday killings.ReactionSinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill said the comments were “outrageous and offensive”. Tánaiste to meet with Bradley tonight to seek clarification on police-killings comments Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley said that killings by military and police forces during the Troubles “were not crimes”. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL The fewer than 10% that were at the hands of the military and police were not crimes.“They were people acting under orders and under instruction and fulfilling their duties in a dignified and appropriate way.”Later this afternoon, Bradley clarified her comments saying that she wasn’t referring to any specific cases, but was simply “expressing a general view”.“Of course, where there is evidence of wrongdoing, it should always be investigated, whoever is responsible. These are of course matters for police and prosecuting authorities, who are independent of government.”The statement comes after media reports indicated that four ex-British soldiers could be charged with the 1972 shooting of unarmed marchers in Derry, known as Bloody Sunday.Former foreign secretary and Brexiteer Boris Johnson then wrote a lengthy opinion piece on the topic, where he claimed that there would be “a storm of utter fury” if the four men were charged next week. Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images Updated Mar 6th 2019, 7:57 PM Mar 6th 2019, 3:50 PM https://jrnl.ie/4526953 Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubeTÁNAISTE AND MINISTER for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will meet with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley after she said that killings by military and police forces during the Troubles “were not crimes”.Coveney is to meet with Bradley in London this evening and will seek a clarification of the comments, which have been criticised by Sinn Féin as “outrageous and offensive”.In a statement released this evening, a spokesperson for Coveney said that the position of the Irish government “is clear”. These comments are an insult to families who have lost loved ones at the hands of the British army, state agencies and their proxies in the loyalist death squads which were directed by the British state.“Karen Bradley’s comments also show contempt for the legal system, including ongoing court cases into legacy cases involving the British state and its forces.“British politicians cannot be allowed to ride roughshod over the legal system.”She called for the comments to be withdrawn.SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood said the comments were “absolutely appalling”. 62,696 Views Over 90% of killings during the Troubles were at the hands of terrorists. Every single one of those was a crime. There are no amnesties from prosecution provided for in the Good Friday Agreement or any subsequent agreements including the Stormont House Agreement. “The Irish government has been clear that it would not support any proposal to introduce such a measure, for state or non-state actors,” the statement added.During a House of Commons debate, the DUP MP Emma Little-Pengelly said that “well over 90% of the murders and injuries” caused during the Troubles in Northern Ireland were caused by acts of terrorism.Bradley agreed with those figures, which she said were “set out very powerfully”. There should be effective investigations into all deaths during the Troubles, regardless of the perpetrator. That is what is provided for in the legacy framework of the Stormont House Agreement and it is imperative we move forward with its implementation. 163 Comments Once again Karen Bradley has exhibited her stunning ignorance about the past.“Such comments, albeit always wrong, are particularly insensitive given the Bloody Sunday families await news on whether former British soldiers will be prosecuted for murdering 14 innocent civilians on the streets of Derry.He said that Bradley should apologise to families of state violence, “as well as setting aside time to read a book on the history of Ireland”. Wednesday 6 Mar 2019, 7:57 PM By Gráinne Ní Aodha
Something for the weekend: If you feel comfortable snuggling down at your desk, then you aren’t the only one. Some 15% of full-time employees admit to taking a nap at work, according to research by curtain and blind retailer, Hillarys.The survey, which polled 2,349 Brits over the age of 18, also discovered that 21% of respondents would welcome a UK ‘siesta’, described as a schedule where the working day would pause for a couple of hours around midday for a rest period before resuming later in the afternoon. 54% of respondents feel they would concentrate better as a result of such a break.The research also found:28% of respondents admit to getting tired and grouchy at work around the middle of the day.37% of respondents take a nap at least once a week.24% of respondents confess to taking a nap in their cars.21% of respondents take naps daily.Helen Turnbull, a spokesperson at Hillarys, said: “We all love a nap. Sometimes, it’s just what you need so you can face the rest of the day and there’s no harm in having a quick recharge of the batteries.”Here at Employee Benefits, we’re packing our pyjamas in preparation for potential daytime nap opportunities!
0 2:14 Perhaps the best way to hype a Lego movie is with Lego toys.To promote his role in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, actor Chris Pratt made a hilarious video in which he plays with Lego minifigs of himself from different movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. 17 Photos Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: The Instagram video, posted Thursday, shows Pratt’s Lego minifigure of his character Owen from Jurassic World arguing with his Star-Lord minifigure from Guardians of the Galaxy.”The highly rated and eagerly anticipated The Lego Movie comes out Feb 8. See what my Star-Lord, Owen, Blue, Emmett and Rex mini-figs have to say about it!,” Pratt wrote on his Instagram post.The video begins with the minifig Owen riding his raptor named Blue, while Pratt hums the Jurassic World theme song. Guardians of the Galaxy’s Star-Lord minifig interrupts and the two toys argue over which movie is more successful. Post a comment Plus there’s a nice dig from the Owen minifig about how Star-Lord got everyone killed in Avengers: Infinity War. Burn!Pratt’s Lego Movie 2 character Emmet Brickowoski tries to save the day by telling them both to get along, alas to no avail. The Lego Movie 2 hits theaters in the US and UK on Feb. 8, and on March 28 in Australia. See Star Wars Lego Millennium Falcon sets over nearly 20 years TV and Movies Toys and Tabletop Games Tags Lego Movie 2’s Apocalypseburg set overflows with whopping 3,000 pieces First look at The Lego Movie 2 as new trailer debuts New Lego Movie 2 trailer shows new characters in a wasteland More Lego Movie 2 Lego Movie 2: Everything to know Marvel Lego The Avengers
In his first national televised address Sunday night, President Luis Guillermo Solís asked public school teachers to end a two-week strike and return to the classrooms, despite a failure to reach agreement on when teachers would receive their back pay.In a seven-minute speech, Solís cited efforts his administration, which took office May 8, has made to resolve a salary backlog that has affected thousands of public school teachers since February. Solís noted that the problem originated under the previous administration of President Laura Chinchilla and her education minister, Leonardo Garnier.Responding to criticisms that Garnier seems more focused on football than addressing the problems created under his administration of the ministry, the former education minister tweeted, “Nothing would please me more than to be able to go to the Legislative Assembly and explain the case of the change in payment system at MEP.” At 10 a.m. on Monday, hundreds of teachers gathered in front of the capital’s Central Park and marched two blocks east to the Finance Ministry.ANDE President Gilberto Montero also took to Facebook to claim the government’s proposals fail to solve their problems, as they do not provide payments for wages from February and March.Diana Herrero, a teacher and union leader at the Abelardo Bonilla High School, on Monday called Solís speech “a threat” in an article on online magazine Paquidermo, adding that teachers would remain on strike until all back pay is dispersed.ANEP leaders called for educators to attend a meeting on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Napoleón Quesada School, next to Casa Presidencial in Zapote, where they will discuss their next steps. Hundreds of teachers march from San José’s Central Park to the Finance Ministry on Monday, May 19, 2014. Alberto Font/The Tico Times Facebook Comments The president ruled out a union request for an initial disbursement on May 23, saying it would be “technically impossible” and could jeopardize salary payments for all other public-sector workers. On Saturday, Solís had offered to make the first of two payments on May 26. Unions rejected that offer.According to current Education Minister Sonia Mora, more than 13,600 educators are owed back pay, double the number that Garnier had initially claimed.Solís said the ongoing strike has jeopardized the education of nearly one million public school students, and he noted that 675,000 children depend on daily meals provided at public schools.The president also asked officials from the judicial branch and the public banking system to go easy on teachers, many of whom are facing legal problems stemming from loan defaults and unpaid child support, a result of the payment crisis.Solís said the administration would not punish striking teachers or garnish their wages for days missed since the nationwide strike began on May 5. Minutes after the president’s address, the National Association of Educators (ANDE) called on educators to ignore the president and continue protesting this week. Nada me gustaría más que poder ir a la Asamblea Legislativa y dar las explicaciones del caso por cambio del sistema de pagos del MEP— Leonardo (@leogarnier) May 15, 2014 Related posts:As teacher strike continues, government announces plan to distribute back pay Former Education Minister Leonardo Garnier blames old system for backlog in teachers’ salaries Costa Rica’s month-long teachers’ strike comes to an end Teachers reject pay deal; education minister says get back to work
Investors Continue Flocking Toward Ripening Markets in Data Residential properties sold at a faster pace in September, according to a recent report from “”RealtyTrac””:http://www.realtytrac.com.[IMAGE]Single-family homes, condominiums, and townhomes sold at an annualized pace of 5,673,249 in September, up 2 percent from August and up 14 percent year-over-year, indicating that the market is still ripe for investors with deep pockets looking to make an imprint on regional markets.””The housing market continues to skew in favor of investors, particularly deep-pocketed institutional investors, and other buyers paying with cash,”” said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac. “”While the institutional investors are pulling back their purchases in many of the higher-priced markets–places like San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York, Seattle and Sacramento–they are continuing to ramp up purchases in markets where median prices are still below $200,000–places like Jacksonville, Atlanta, Charlotte, St. Louis and Dallas,”” Blomquist said. [COLUMN_BREAK]””The availability of distressed inventory also makes a difference. For example, institutional investor purchases have rebounded in Las Vegas corresponding to a recent rebound in foreclosure activity there,”” he continued.In September, the median price of a distressed residential property–in foreclosure or bank-owned–was $112,000, 41 percent below the median price of $189,000 for a non-distressed residential property. Distressed sales continued to account for a portion of all sales, climbing to 25 percent, up from 18 percent of all sales a year ago.””Distressed sales remain persistently high, particularly short sales,”” Blomquist added. “”Markets with the biggest increases in short sales tend to be those where either foreclosure starts or scheduled foreclosure auctions have rebounded in the last 18 months–translating into more motivated short sellers–or those with a still-high percentage of underwater homeowners with negative equity.””Institutional investors, those purchasing 10 or more properties in the last 12 months, comprised 14 percent of all sales in September. This figure is up 9 percent since September 2012. Investors flocked to big cities for investment, with Atlanta, Georgia, being the biggest big city (defined as a metro area with more than 1 million people) with 29 percent of purchases by institutional investors. The report shows that home price appreciation showed signed of plateauing in these top six appreciating markets. In all six markets, the annual increase in home prices was down compared to previous months this year. October 28, 2013 445 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Home Prices Home Values Investment Investors Lenders & Servicers RealtyTrac Service Providers 2013-10-28 Ashley Harris Share
March 27, 2014 377 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News A third look at gross domestic product (GDP) shows the nation’s economy grew at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the third.According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the increase in real GDP last quarter mostly reflected positive contributions from consumer spending, exports, and nonresidential fixed investment. Those gains were partly offset by drags in federal government spending and expenditures on housing.The latest growth estimate was an improvement over BEA’s second report, which suggested 2.4 percent annualized growth, but well below the 3.2 percent expansion observed in the first advance estimate. It was also a slowdown from third-quarter growth, which was clocked at a rate of 4.1 percent.“With this third estimate for the fourth quarter, the general picture of economic growth remains largely the same,” BEA said in its report.With 2014 off to a discouraging start—thanks in no small part to severe icy weather smothering consumers’ desires to get out and spend—analysts are predicting much slower first-quarter results. The latest forecasts from analysts at both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac call for 2.0 percent GDP growth in Q1; the picture looks a little brighter by the end of the year, with Fannie Mae predicting expansion at a rate of 3.0 percent and Freddie Mac projecting growth at 3.3 percent. Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth Bumped Up to 2.6% Bureau of Economic Analysis Consumer spending GDP Investment 2014-03-27 Tory Barringer Share
The Arizona Cardinals tendered a one-year contract offer to restricted free agent defensive lineman Xavier Williams on Tuesday, the team announced.Williams, who recorded 20 tackles, 0.5 sacks and one forced fumble in 2017, is the team’s only restricted free agent this offseason.Restricted free agents have less than four accrued years in the NFL and are eligible for one-year qualifying offers.Teams put an offer on each player based on what draft pick compensation they would receive should they lose the player. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Cardinals tendered Williams at the original draft level (he was undrafted) meaning they will receive no compensation if they lose him to another team. 2 Comments Share Related LinksThe timeline of potential Cardinals QB Sam Bradford’s career, injuriesArizona Cardinals officially sign quarterback Sam BradfordRestricted free agents then can negotiate with other teams who must match the tender chosen by Arizona. The Cardinals can decline to match the offer or match it and retain him.The 26-year-old Williams is coming off his fourth season in which he played a career-high 11 games.He joined Arizona as an undrafted free agent signing out of Northern Iowa in 2015. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) runs past Arizona Cardinals nose tackle Xavier Williams (94) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo