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Canadian police travel to Tennessee in search of missing Mikmaw woman

first_imgTrina RoacheAPTN National NewsThe search for a missing Mi’kmaw woman south of the border continues.Investigators with the Cape Breton police and RCMP are in Tennessee, U.S. hoping to find leads on where Chrisma Joy Denny might be.Denny, 23, was reported missing in early November.But no one in her home community of Eskasoni had seen her since late August. Her family says Denny struggled with addiction and mental illness and often took off on her own. At times, she lived on the streets in Sydney, Cape Breton. So, it wasn’t unusual to not see her for weeks at a time.Early in their investigation, police found out that Denny travelled to the United States. She was last seen in Tennessee where she had contact with the Knox County sheriff’s office. The photo of Denny on its website (see above) may be the most recent.Officers in Knox County had tried to help Denny. She spent a couple of days at a shelter but then moved on. She was last seen Sept. 19 in Tennessee.Police have followed up on numerous tips from the public. So far, no leads on where Denny is now or why she left in the first place. In a release, the Knox County police say “Ms. Denny is known to travel by hitchhiking and is believed to frequent truck stops and rest areas.  Investigators and her family are very concerned for Ms. Denny’s wellbeing.”Anyone with information can contact Cape Breton Regional Police (902-563-5151), Eskasoni RCMP (902-379-2822) or anonymously through CrimeStoppers or the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.troache@aptn.calast_img read more

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COP22 Morocco Senegal Present 3S Action Plan for Africa

Marrakech – Morocco and Senegal organized on Wednesday as part of the COP22, which is taking place in Marrakech, a side-event to present the 3S Action Plan for Africa, an initiative to support sustainability, stability and security in the continent.One of the officials of NEPAD Fund for Climate Change, Kwame Ababio, said, during the meeting at the Moroccan Pavilion, that this initiative aims to shed light on means to face the dangers threatening Africa and the goals of this Action Plan by 2025.It is also meant to prevent hazards from climate change through the implementation of appropriate programs of warning and monitoring, as well as the promotion of green jobs, said Ababio. Under the Action Plan, at least one million young people will be trained and benefit from new jobs in agriculture and adaptation to climate change by 2020. In addition, 250,000 villages in Africa will have access to information concerning early warning systems for disasters (natural, civil and wars), to energy, besides a mutual insurance system for the sale and purchase of agricultural products and exchange of labor. read more

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Stelco to get most of its land back a new

The name Stelco is still seared into the side of a Burlington street building, although the steelmaker hasn’t been in control of the 20-acre property since its lands were taken over during bankruptcy protection, until today.A judge has approved the sale of the property and another 15-acre parcel deeper in the Stelco complex to go back to Stelco for $20 million.Steelworkers local 1005 union President Gary Howe says $18 million of the proceeds will go into the pension fund.“The pension plans are slowly getting better. They’re in the 80% range, that’s a lot better than they were in bankruptcy.”A few weeks ago Stelco president Alan Kestenbaum met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and called him incredibly supportive of the steel industry.At one time Stelco had buildings for work related to the production of steel on the 2.6 acres at Queen and Stuart Sts., but that is the one section of land Stelco is not taking back at the conclusion of its land deal.The land has been sold for $4 million to a company that wants to build a film studio. The company has also been talking to the city about acquiring some adjacent land, known as the Barton Tiffany lands, which was assumed when Hamilton was going to build a football stadium. read more

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Private buyers drive up March registrations

Demand from private buyers up 17.2 per cent Year to date shows 2.2 per cent increase Commenting on the figures Christopher Macgowan, SMMT Chief Executive, said ‘This record month clearly indicates the turnaround in the UK car market. The dramatic rise in private buyers reflects the confidence that consumers have in the franchised dealer network’. ‘European car sales have fallen by an average of four per cent this year but the UK new car market has remained buoyant, growing some 2.2 per cent year to date,’ he added. Notes to editors New car registrations up 1.5 per cent in March to 408,024 units March sees the last of the old style number plate changes before the new system is implemented in September 2001. March 2001 The attached tables show the registration figures for Great Britain, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in detail. Top performers by range and UK penetration figures are also listed. Providing the SMMT is acknowledged as the source of this information, the figures may be quoted. Substantial reproduction needs specific approval by the SMMT. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Private buyers drive up March registrations New car sales have risen continually for the last six months in the UK. Private registrations accounted for 54 per cent of the market in March, up from 39.7 per cent in February. Forecast for 2001 total registrations remains 2,250,000. read more

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Cabinet minister visits Brock student media

John Milloy, left, chats with Sandor Ligetfalvy from BrockTV.Brock’s student media had a rare chance to chat one-on-one with a provincial cabinet minister when John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, stopped by the St. Catharines campus on Aug. 24.Milloy visited Brock on a province-wide tour of colleges and universities. His goal is to address students face-to-face about the state of post-secondary education, he said.“My tour across the province has been aimed very much at speaking to students,” he told the gathered media, which included BrockTV, the Brock Press and the campus radio station, CFBU. Daud Grewal, vice-president of university affairs with the Brock University Students’ Union, also attended.Milloy outlined some strides his government has made in improving post-secondary education. Among them:200,000 more students attending colleges and universities or learning a trade since 2002187,000 students benefiting from changes made to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) in the last yearthe Student Access Guarantee, which is a promise to every student in Ontario that they will not be prevented from going to college or university because of a lack of financial assistanceThe scrum took place in view of the construction of the Niagara Health and Bioscience Research Complex, part of 1,810 new spaces created in the Niagara Region.“What a wonderful place to have a round table, to look out and see what’s happening here,” Milloy said.He stressed that the future economy will require Ontarians to be educated in order to be competitive. Seventy per cent of future jobs, he said, will require some level of post-secondary education.The student media quizzed Milloy on OSAP, new technologies in teaching, and the ability of students to get jobs after graduation. They also asked about the importance of colleges and universities in smaller areas like Niagara.“Brock is very much tied to the needs of the community,” Milloy said. “It’s that role of institutions as economic drivers that we want to continue.”Mike Gillespie, executive director of BrockTV, said his staff appreciated the ability to do an on-camera interview with Milloy.“I told Sandor (Ligetfalvy, BrockTV correspondent) that by getting to sit down to talk one-on-one with the minister, he has an opportunity thousands of Ontario students would claw at,” he said.Links:•• Brock Press• CFBU 103.7 FMJohn Milloy with Nathan Miller from CFBU read more

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Biodiversité le Japon promet 2 milliards de dollars aux pays en développement

first_imgBiodiversité : le Japon promet 2 milliards de dollars aux pays en développement pour la protégerNagoya, Japon – Dans le cadre de la conférence internationale sur l’érosion de la biodiversité qui se tient à Nagoya, le Japon s’est engagé à financer un fonds de 2 milliards de dollars sur trois ans pour aider les pays en développement à protéger leur faune et leur flore.Cette aide sera fournie dès 2010 a annoncé le Premier ministre japonais, Naoto Kan, devant les représentants des 190 pays membres de la Convention sur la diversité biologique (CDB). Cette question du soutien financier à apporter aux pays en développement, les mêmes qui abritent l’essentiel de la diversité de la faune et de la flore de la planète, est au cœur des négociations en cours à Nagoya.À lire aussiCes 18 animaux méconnus à l’aspect étonnant pourraient disparaître avant vousCette annonce intervient après la publication d’une vaste étude sur les mammifères, les oiseaux, les amphibiens, les reptiles et les poissons. Si elle indique que un cinquième des espèces sont aujourd’hui menacées, elle prouve l’impact positif des efforts de protection des espèces les plus fragiles. Les chercheurs assurent en effet avoir observé une amélioration de l’état de conservation de 64 mammifères, oiseaux et amphibiens, grâce aux mesures mises en œuvre (voir notre article).Malgré des incertitudes quant à la répartition des fonds promis par le Japon, la nouvelle est bien accueillie face à la nécessité de financer la lutte des pays les plus pauvres contre l’érosion de la biodiversité qu’ils abritent. De son côté, l’Union européenne a annoncé qu’elle ne fournirait pas d’aide supplémentaire, l’Europe finançant déjà un fonds consacré à la biodiversité des pays en développement d’un milliard d’euros par an.Le 28 octobre 2010 à 08:46 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Images leak of smaller cheaper PS4 Slim

first_imgAs you can see, the leaked shots show what looks to be a full retail unit suggesting Sony already has the stock in place to roll out the PS4 Slim as soon as it is announced. It’s also thought that production of the existing PS4 model has been scaled back in recent months to clear stock before the inevitable transition to the smaller console.The PS4 Slim is good news for Sony and for consumers alike. For consumers, a console refresh typically means a quieter, less power hungry machine. But it is also thought that Sony will be able to sell this new console at a price significantly lower than the PS4. Sub $300 sounds likely to me.For Sony, the smaller machine means less packaging and a smaller packaged footprint, so it’s cheaper to distribute worldwide. The internals will have been condensed down and combined making for a cheaper overall manufacturing cost, too. The PS4 Slim is also an opportunity for a new marketing campaign, and one that falls just right to grab the attention of gamers and parents alike as we head into the holiday season.It’s true, the leaked images could be fake. However, even if they are would you bet against Sony revealing a PS4 Slim on September 7? With Microsoft already offering the smaller Xbox One S for sale, it makes business sense to respond with a smaller PS4 and help maintain that 20 million console lead. <> We’ve known for a while now that Sony is set to hold an event on September 7. The expected reveal at that even remains the more powerful PS4 Neo console. However, there’s an unexpected second console also set to put in an appearance, and it could dominate the hardware sales charts this holiday season.Sony is preparing to unveil a PS4 Slim in just over two weeks time, and several images of the console have leaked online revealing just how small this console is. Those images initially started appearing from Twitter user shortman82 who noticed a listing on Gumtree of all places.last_img read more

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Dortmund CEO Atletico defeat will do us good for Saturday

first_imgHans-Joachim Watzke is glad Borussia Dortmund’s 15-game unbeaten run has come to an end ahead of Saturday’s Der Klassiker with Bayern MunichDortmund fell to their first defeat under new manager Lucien Favre on Tuesday to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.Goals from Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann saw Dortmund leave the Spanish capital with a 2-0 loss.But the club’s CEO Watzke believes that tasting defeat may not have been an entirely bad thing.The German reckons it will help ready the players for this weekend’s top of the table Bundesliga clash with Bayern.borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“On the one hand, you think it’s a shame, but on the other hand, I’m glad that our long streak is now over,” Watzke told WAZ.“That sharpens the senses for Saturday. Every team needs that now and then.”Asked if there’s more pressure on Bayern than them, Watzke replied: “Yes, I think so, because of how the table looks at the moment and their expectations.”Dortmund currently holds a four-point lead over Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayern in the Bundesliga.The league match between Dortmund and Bayern will begin at 18:30 (CEST) at Signal Iduna Park.last_img read more

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Dark mode comes to Google Chrome on MacOS

first_img Dark is the mode du jour. Slack added the “darker, higher-contrast theme” option to its iOS and Android apps on Monday, while Facebook Messenger got it last week. Apple first introduced system-wide dark mode on MacOS Mojave after letting users turn the menu bar and dock dark in the previous version of its operating system, MacOS Sierra. Apple’s next iOS update, which could be announced at WWDC this summer, is rumored to bring dark mode to the iPhone. Until then, you can only turn individual iPhone apps dark if they have enabled support for it.  10 Chrome extensions that can save you hundreds of dollars See All Google Chrome dark mode in action. Stephen Shankland/CNET You can now protect your eyes from the blinding whiteness of Google Chrome — at least when you’re using a Mac. In the latest release of its web-based operating system, that’s Chrome 73, the company has enabled dark mode, which turns webpages and elements of the browser itself black.    To turn it on, go to the settings panel in MacOS, choose “General,” and select “Dark” under the “Appearance” pulldown menu. (If you only see “Blue” and “Graphite” as options, it means you’re running an older version of MacOS.) Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Software Apple Chrome Chrome OS Google MacOS Mojave Apple Now playing: Watch this: 1:36 11 Photos Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumorscenter_img How to set Dark and even ‘Darker’ Mode on MacOS Tags This is not Google’s first foray into dark mode. Gmail got a dark mode option in 2018. And, previously, you could turn Chrome (and Google Drive) dark using an extension. In the notes accompanying the release of Chrome 73, Google said that support for dark mode on Windows would be coming soon. You can read more about dark mode about the rest of the technical changes and security features in Chrome 73 here. Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Share your voice Comment 1 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it reading • Dark mode comes to Google Chrome on MacOS •last_img read more

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Starbucks Japans Sakura Donut and Cake Bring Springtime To Your Mouth

first_img How AMC’s ‘The Terror’ Uses American History to Delive…33 Killed in Suspected Arson Attack on Kyoto Animation Studio in Japan Starbucks Japan is always rife with so many delicious treats it’s hard not to want to sample every single one of them. With the advent of springtime, the chain is offering a set of new desserts based around one of the most popular snacks in the country: cherry blossoms. Yes, they are eaten just as much as people view them. And Starbucks Japan is capitalizing on that fact. That’s why its two newest menu items look so tasty.The Sakura Donut is up first, a decadent cake donut with a pink sakura-colored glaze with salted cherry blossom petal powder on top. You can see the fine powder on top of the glaze, and the entire thing looks delicious and sweet. Sakura powder has a lightly sweet, somewhat flowery taste (as you’re probably already aware) so it complements the sweetness of the cake donut well. Cake donuts are always good about taking on the flavor of whatever they’re seasoned with too, so the sakura will likely permeate the donut itself and make it extra tasty.via you’re not much of a donut person or want something a little more decadent with additional sakura flavor, however, the Sakura Chiffon Cake mixes actual cherry blossom leaves from the cherry blossom tree into the actual cake flour, and comes with a salted cherry blossom on top of the white frosting on the cake. It looks delicious.AdChoices广告You can get the sakura donut for about $2.30, while the Sakura chiffon cake is a little bit more of a luxury for closer to four dollars. You’ll have to go all the way to Japan for these treats though, so you’d better go ahead and plan your overseas vacation ahead of time before they’re all gone. Or see if you can finagle someone to mail you one. Hey, it could happen! Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Costa Rica adds yet another claim to ongoing border dispute with Nicaragua

first_imgRelated posts:Nicaragua claims ‘cleaning’ of the Río San Juan follows world court order Nicaragua’s Pastora calls Costa Rica’s latest accusations ‘a bunch of lies’ aimed at boosting President Solís’ image International Court of Justice to rule on Costa Rica-Nicaragua border dispute on Dec. 16 VIDEO: Costa Rican officials present new evidence of alleged damage to its territory by Nicaraguan workers Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister Manuel González on Thursday sent a formal protest to Managua after confirming evidence of logging on Costa Rican land by Nicaraguans traveling on the Río San Juan, a natural border between the two countries.Nicaragua’s representative before the International Court of Justice, Carlos Argüello, dismissed the complaint, which alleges new land invasions and environmental damage in Costa Rican territory.González on Thursday evening said officials from Costa Rica’s Public Security Ministry and border community residents had witnessed in recent days “Nicaraguans cutting trees on the right bank of the San Juan, where Costa Rican territory begins.”He added that Costa Rica had not received any notification from Nicaraguan officials regarding the work. The minister called the development “unacceptable” and said a formal protest note had been sent to Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Samuel Santos.“We want the Nicaraguan government to confirm if they ordered this work or not,” he said.González said Costa Rican authorities are conducting surveillance patrols along the border, and any “foreigners with irregular immigration statuses” would be sent to court and prosecuted for environmental crimes.Nicaragüa’s Argüello acknowledged in a television interview that some projects are being carried out along the river, but “Costa Rica cannot ban us from getting close [to the riverbank].” He said Nicaragua has sovereign rights over the San Juan, and the country is entitled to “clean it up.”Argüello argued that Nicaragua was forced to clean up the San Juan “because soil from Costa Rican territory is blocking the river’s flow due to the construction by the Costa Rican government of a parallel road.” He alleged that Costa Rica has had a strategy in place since the mid-20th century of “tossing trees into the San Juan to accumulate sediment in order to extend [Costa Rica’s] territory to the north.”Nicaragua has conducted dredging work on the San Juan since 2010. This year, the Sandinista government allocated $4 million to continue the dredging through 2015. Last August, Nicaraguan officials announced they would add 13 more dredging ships to the group of two already working on the river.Both countries have accused each other of wrongdoing at the world court in The Hague, Netherlands, beginning in October 2010. Costa Rica accused Nicaragua of invading a territory that both countries claim as their own. Meanwhile, the court has ordered Nicaragua to withdraw entirely from the disputed border territory, known by Costa Ricans as Isla Calero or Isla Portillos. Last February, Costa Rica filed another claim over maritime limits after Nicaragua attempted to grant oil-drilling concessions in a disputed marine area.Rulings on all of the complaints – including Nicaragua’s allegations against Costa Rica of environmental damage caused by the construction of a 160-kilometer road parallel to the San Juan – are still pending. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Morocco revokes accreditation from AFP reporter

first_imgAssociated PressRABAT, Morocco (AP) – Morocco on Friday revoked the accreditation of a journalist working for the French news agency AFP after he wrote an article linking the palace to a political party competing in by-elections.An official statement carried by the state news agency described the AFP article about a parliamentary special election in the northern city of Tangiers as “unprofessional” for carrying allegations that the institution of the monarchy was involved in elections. It was soundly defeated in November’s parliamentary elections by the Islamists, who rode a wave of anti-establishment sentiment during the Arab Spring pro-democracy demonstrations.AFP Rabat bureau chief Guillaume Klein expressed his hope that the government would “reconsider its decision.”Philippe Lalliot, spokesman for the French Foreign Ministry, said France was in contact with Moroccan authorities to learn the reason behind the decision, underscoring French support for “freedom of expression and the liberty of journalists to work.”The journalist, Moroccan national Omar Brouksy, has worked for AFP since 2009 but has had run-ins with authorities in the past. He was attacked and beaten by police in August while covering a small protest against the king’s annual ceremony of allegiance and was previously the editor-in-chief of a French-language weekly shut down by the state.Morocco is ranked 139 out of 179 countries in Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and it has been criticized for legislation allowing the imprisonment of journalists for their writings and attacks on reporters covering social unrest.Muckraking newspaper editor Rachid Nini was imprisoned for a year for his writings and only released in April. A rapper was sentenced to a year in prison in May for lyrics criticizing the police and in June a blogger was given two years for drug charges, but the sentence is believed to be linked to his writings which criticized the government. Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Comments   Share   Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daycenter_img “The AFP dispatch carried allegations of the involvement of the monarchy in this electoral contest … against its position of neutrality and role as an arbitrator,” the statement said. Morocco’s powerful king, who holds most of the power in the country, is considered to operate above party politics.The move comes against a backdrop of tightening controls on the freedom of expression, a year after pro-democracy demonstrations forced landmark changes to the constitution.The Paris-based watchdog Reporters Without Borders called the move a political decision and called for the credentials to be reinstated.“It is clearly an attack on the independence of the journalist’s profession,” it said in a statement Friday. “The communications minister uses the withdrawal of accreditation as a weapon against the information professionals to force them to self-censor.”The article described the competition between the Islamist Justice and Development Party, which heads the coalition in power, and the Party of Authenticity and Modernity, which it said had links to the palace.The party was founded in 2008 by Fouad Ali Himma, a close associate of the king and currently one of his advisers, as a counterweight to the Islamists. The party did well initially, with many politicians defecting to its ranks and was described by State Department cables at the time as a move by the palace to more closely dominate party politics. Top Stories How men can have a healthy 2019 At the time of his sentencing, Reporters Without Borders called it a “a new stage in the Moroccan government’s campaign against freedom of expression, in which several bloggers have already been arrested and convicted.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

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Report Recovery Suffering from Broken Housing Policies

first_img in Data According to some, there are many issues with the U.S. government, but housing policy ranks highest. A new report published by “”the Opportunity Agenda””:, “”National Fair Housing Alliance””:, and the “”National Association of Real Estate Brokers””: (NAREB) claims that the U.S. housing policy is broken, denying millions of would-be homeowners the credit and financing they need to achieve the American Dream. This broken system can be repaired with immediate executive and administrative action in Washington, D.C., sidestepping a glacially slow and highly partisan Congress, according to the authors of the study.[IMAGE]The report includes ten administrative actions that the “”Federal Housing Finance Agency””: (FHFA) should take. These actions would require no legislative support and still achieve housing finance reform, according to the organization.””Credit worthy American families, currently barred from the conventional market unnecessarily, should not be forced to wait for a legislative process that could take years,”” said Jim Carr, author of the policy report and fellow at the Opportunity Agenda, a national organization that works to expand opportunity in housing and homeownership.An in-depth look at the new roles of the GSEs should also be a key focus of the government as the recovery continues. According to the report, the elimination of “”Fannie Mae””: and “”Freddie Mac””: is at the core of almost every major proposal aimed at revamping the mortgage finance system. Yet, housing finance reform that requires the wholesale replacement of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), will take many years to approve and to establish. The report suggests a five-year time horizon is a reasonable estimate even under the best circumstances.””The recent news that Freddie Mac will repay the government next month more than it received in bailout funds drives home the point that the need for FHFA as a conservator is over. Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are generating huge earnings and FHFA’s primary role now should be to rebuild the housing finance market,”” Carr said.What sustainable recovery boils down to is for a concerted effort from regulators to enforce the fair housing laws.””We do not need legislative action for regulators to effectively enforce the nations’ fair housing laws or expand[COLUMN_BREAK] access to credit for qualified borrowers,”” said Lisa Rice, VP of the National Fair Housing Alliance. “”If the GSEs were allowed to effectively serve all borrowers who are willing and more than able to pay their mortgage obligations, our economy would be improving at a greater pace.””””It is clear that we cannot maintain the status quo. This report contains significant steps that can be taken now to change the status quo and help improve our economy,”” she said. Among the report’s suggested administrative actions are providing a liquid and reliable source of credit for housing in all geographies, including urban, suburban, and rural locations, to all credit-worthy borrowers. Equally important goals include ensuring that the nation’s fair housing and equal credit opportunity laws are strictly followed and that adequate reserves are set aside to protect taxpayers from future bailouts.””Conventional home lending for people of color has collapsed since the onset of the housing crisis. The result is a near credit shutdown making it more than difficult for African American and Latino borrowers to obtain mortgage financing,”” said Donnell Spivey, president of NAREB, a real estate trade association focused on fairness in all aspects of sustainable homeownership for African Americans, in particular, and other minorities, in general. “”The time for thinking about and debating housing finance reform is over. Now is the time to take every action possible to open the housing finance market for all Americans, not just a few,”” Spivey added.””Our nation’s housing crisis severely deteriorated the wealth of Latino families as well as devastated many of the neighborhoods they live in, and five years later, many of these families are still waiting for mortgage relief,”” said Enrique Lopezlira, senior policy advisor at “”National Council of La Raza””: (NCLR). “”However, through administrative actions these families can get the relief they need and deserve. Creditworthy Latinos and other communities of color should not have to wait for new legislation to make sure they have access to mortgage credit.””Earlier this month, partisan opponents in the Senate blocked the nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to become the new head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which regulates the government-backed mortgage finance firms and has broad power to make meaningful policy changes. At the moment, the acting head of FHFA is Ed DeMarco, and Watt supporters say DeMarco continues to pursue a range of policies that are neither in the best interest of homeowners nor the housing market, including refusal to permit principal adjustments to loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, rigid underwriting requirements, and unnecessarily high guarantee fees.””The confirmation of Mel Watt as Director of the FHFA would represent a major step toward establishing the administrative foundation to reform the housing finance system. That action should occur now,”” Carr concluded. November 19, 2013 443 Views Report: Recovery Suffering from ‘Broken’ Housing Policiescenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Edward DeMarco Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Investors Lenders & Servicers Politics Service Providers 2013-11-19 Ashley Harris Sharelast_img read more

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When three Florida children flew to Nashville last

first_imgWhen three Florida children flew to Nashville last month, rather than their intended destination, Knoxville, they became the latest victims of the ‘destination Doppleganger’.In July 2009 an Italian couple touched down in Sydney, Nova Scotia rather than Sydney, Australia.Last year, a British holidaymaker was sent to San Juan in Puerto Rico, rather than San Jose in Costa Rica by her travel agent, and other tourists aiming for San Jose, Costa Rica have landed in San Jose, California, and have then had to ask the way to San Jose, whilst already there.When hunting for flights, the ‘same name’ mix-up is an easy mistake to make, so to help travellers get to the right place, Skyscanner looks at famous destinations across the world, and their not so famous namesakes.York, England VS New York, USATravellers would be unlikely to confuse the quaint, walled City of York in England, with the massive metropolis that is the USA’s biggest city. However, The Big Apple was indeed named after its English namesake when the Duke of York decided to rename it. Whereas York, England has no airport, flights to New York could land at any one of the Big Apple’s three main airports.Paris, France VS Paris, TexasDeemed a city of love, flights to Paris continue to deliver visitors looking for romance. Paris, Texas on the other hand, is less well known on the international scene, although local residents call their town the ‘second largest Paris in the World’ to distinguish it from the numerous other Paris’ in the USA including: Paris, Idaho and Paris, Ohio.Aberdeen, Scotland VS Aberdeen, WashingtonThis city in the north east of Scotland boasts some stunning coastline, which persuaded Donald Trump to build his luxury golf and leisure resort here. Aberdeen in Washington, USA, is more famous for being the birthplace of grunge legend Kurt Cobain – a road sign outside the town is adorned with the words ‘Come As You Are’ after one of Nirvana’s most well-known songs.Venice, Italy VS Venice, LouisianaThe tiny town of Venice, Louisiana has been touted the ‘end of the world’ due to its location at the end of the Mississippi. Venice, Italy however, is far from far flung and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, luring millions each year to its labyrinth of canals and buildings built on water.Perth, Australia VS Perth, ScotlandPerth, Australia could not be more different from its namesake. Whereas the Australian version is a metropolis, being the 4th most populous city in Australia, Perth Scotland is considerably smaller, not to mention cooler and somewhat wetter.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedJetBlue announces new flight between Orlando and San JoseAmerican low-cost airline JetBlue has announced that it will launch a new flight between Orlando and San Jose in Costa Rica.Revealed: flight-booking hacks that can save you cash in 2019Back in the day, smart travellers could make savings by flying out on Tuesdays instead of the weekend, or switching to smaller airports. But times change – and so do airline pricing models. We analysed three years of Skyscanner booking data, and discovered some surprising new money-saving tricks.New flight routes of the month: AprilFancy a quick weekend in Frankfurt? Or maybe it’s time to start planning a summer getaway to Costa Rica? With fantastic new flight routes from British Airways and Ryanair opening this month, you could be there quicker than you think.last_img read more

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by The Associated Press Posted Jan 12 2018 4

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jan 12, 2018 4:02 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 12, 2018 at 4:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows WASHINGTON – Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and David Perdue, R-Ga.; Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.___NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.___CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.___CNN’s “State of the Union” — Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah.___“Fox News Sunday” — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen; California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.last_img read more

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first_imgJanuary 6, 2010 To continue our report from 1/4/10, here we see both sides of the heat duct tunnel walls with partial forms installed. Rebar ends were rooted into the retaining wall to secure additional reinforcement bars, and the outer wooden forms have been placed. [photo & text: sue] Here we view the site sideways from the Soleri Office building roof. This is a long stretch of double walls and once the forms are completely installed, the crew hopes to pour the walls in two separate pours with a hired concrete pump. [photo & text: sue] The steel support beams that hold the roof form in place were very tricky to place and balance on the uneven rocky ground. [photo & text: sue] Wooden form pieces are installed as side walls for the roof slab. The crew hopes to pour this portion of the roof at the same time as the walls. [photo & text: sue]last_img read more

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first_imgFour people died in two separate car accidents early on Saturday, a police report said.The first accident, which left three dead, took place shortly after 5am at Pano Polemidia, Limassol.Three men, Andreas Yiasemi and Demetris Savva, both 32, as well as Panayiotis Stefanou, 23, were killed when their pick-up truck crashed into another pick-up truck.Limassol traffic police chief Emilios Kafas said the crash had been “most violent”.Kafas said that at least one of the two vehicles had been driven at high speed, while one of the two had run a red light – although it was still unclear which one.Following the crash, Yiasemi’s car struck and cut off a traffic-light pole.The three men had to be removed from the car by the Fire Service.They were rushed to the Limassol general hospital, where they were pronounced dead on arrival.Traffic police said none of them wore a seat belt. Yiasemi is survived by his wife and a five-year-old daughter.Two people riding in the second pick-up truck, Kafas said, were also picked up by ambulances.The driver, 25, was taken to a private clinic, while the passenger, also 25, was taken to Limassol general. Both received treatment for light injuries.Police later announced that, in his statement, the driver denied having run a red light, leading to the crash.Investigators were denied a warrant for his arrest by a court.A breathalyser test on the driver gave a reading of 33mg, 11mg over the maximum allowed by law.Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident.A second accident, which took place on the Nicosia to Larnaca motorway near the Larnaca airport, claimed the life of a 64-year-old taxi-driver from Lakatamia, Nicosia.According to a police report, around 7am on Saturday, Demetris Christoforou, had been driving a woman customer, 22, the taxi veered to the left of the motorway and fell into a 60-centimetre ditch, but kept going for 250 metres.The car then returned to the motorway and crashed sideways into the concrete median barrier.The driver had to be removed from the car by the Fire Service, while the passenger was taken to the Larnaca general hospital, where she was treated and discharged.A post-mortem will be carried on the 64-year-old.The taxi in which the 64-year-old driver was killedYou May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are Leading The Pack. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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