Concern over whats above ground at Yellowknifes Giant Mine

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s one of the country’s biggest environmental disasters.Yellowknife’s Giant Mine was once the driving force behind the northern economy for its rich gold deposits, the mine is now a toxic liability and home to hundreds of thousands of tonnes of arsenic trioxide.An ambitious clean up plan is underway to freeze the arsenic in place forever but it’s not just what’s underground that has people concerned.APTN’s Cullen Crozier has the story.last_img

UN chief urges world to disarm in favour of investment in peace

“The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded,” Mr. Ban told participants attending the Religions for Peace Global Youth Campaign on Disarmament for Shared Security conference in Costa Rica on Saturday.Mr. Ban said that more weapons are being produced, “flooding markets, destabilizing societies and feeding the flames of civil war and terror,” yet a new wave of interest in advancing disarmament goals is sweeping over governments and civil society.“People everywhere are recognizing as never before the tremendous burdens and risks of continuing to invest vast sums and energies in nuclear weapons, weapons of mass destruction, small arms, landmines, cluster munitions and other deadly weapons,” said Mr. Ban. Noting that disarmament is back on the global agenda, he stressed that “we must make the most of this new moment of opportunity.”The Secretary-General said that there can be “no development without peace and no peace without development. Disarmament can provide the means for both.”Mr. Ban was speaking at a three-day event in San Jose, Costa Rica, where almost 150 youth leaders representing the world’s religious traditions came together to commit to disarmament, by developing plans for multi-religious advocacy and action at the national, regional and global levels. The conference closed today. 9 November 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that global military spending now tops $1 trillion per year while funding for development remains woefully low by comparison, in a message urging leaders to harness the growing political will to reduce stockpiles of weapons and redirect expenditure towards peaceful goals. read more

CGI wins 2billion IT contract extension from BCE

MONTREAL — CGI Group says it has been awarded a $2 billion information technology contract extension from Bell Canada parent company BCE.The contract which runs through to December 2026 extends the more than 15-year relationship between the two Montreal-based companies.CGI operates Bell’s IT network by supporting hundreds of applications.The IT company will announce its fourth-quarter results on Thursday.CGI Group has an enviable cash problemMagna, CGI top manager’s picksIts net profit is expected to surge to $222 million from $141 million a year earlier on $2.57 billion of revenues, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.Excluding one-time items, the adjusted profit is forecast to increase nine per cent to $233 million or 73 cents per share. read more

Sustainable Development Goals critical for better future for all – deputy UN

“Around the world, success in achieving the SDGs will ease global anxieties, provide a better life for women and men and build a firm foundation for stability and peace in all societies, everywhere,” said Ms. Mohammed at the opening of the 2017 UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) segment on Operational Activities for Development.Ms. Mohammed, earlier today, was administered the oath of office by Secretary-General António Guterres at a ceremony at the UN Headquarters in New York. “Success will require a bolder approach to financing and partnerships. Nothing will be achieved without engaging all actors,” she added, urging all countries to rethink systems, approaches, redefine traditional planning, delivery and monitoring. She also said that the UN too needed to be “fit for purpose” to help its Member States implement 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “We must innovate, and revamp our approach to partnership and financing, with a focus on the long haul. We must empower youth to participate in and shape the political and economic lives of their countries and communities; to be the agents of peace and development,” she noted. Further in her remarks, the deputy UN chief also highlighted that despite much progress, Africa continued to remain vulnerable, and therefore needs to be a UN priority. Opening of the 2017 Economic and Social Council segment on Operational Activities for Development. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Noting that efforts should be stepped to support the least developed, landlocked and small island developing states to reduce vulnerability and build resilience, she added that “It is critical that, across the world, we focus on those furthest behind first. Because in all regions, the rising tide of optimism and empowerment, has not yet reached everyone.”She also underlined the need to address growing inequalities around the globe as well as combat gender discrimination which continues to limit the opportunities and potential of women and girls in all countries.Looking ahead, Ms. Mohammed said that focus would be based on broadly three principles: strengthening impartial leadership of the UN development system for coherence and integration at all levels; addressing the trust deficit to entail accountability and transparency at all levels; and being responsive to national priorities.“Solutions from the past will not, alone, meet the challenges of the future,” she underlined.The UN Deputy Secretary-General also spoke of the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) process that established a sequenced approach to the review of the UN development system as well as on the empowerment of Resident Coordinators and implementation of standard operating procedures for UN Country Teams. Noting that the world has a unique, once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver a better future for all humanity, she stressed: “The task ahead is challenging, but nothing is impossible when we work together.”Opening the segment, ECOSOC Vice-President Cristián Barros said the Council would contribute to the implementation of the QCPR in three ways: by laying the foundation for its work after the receipt of comprehensive proposals requested from the Secretary-General in the QCPR; by discussing concrete steps that the UN development system can initiate immediately to enhance system-wide coherence and efficiency; by reflecting on adjustments needed to improve impact of support provided to different groups of countries to deliver on the 2030 Agenda. As a result of the deliberations in the general Assembly on the QCPR, Mr. Barros said there is now growing recognition among Member States that the UN development system is at a “critical juncture” where important decisions will need to be made for the Organization to effectively support delivery of the 2030 Agenda.This is why the new QCPR resolution of the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to prepare proposals for their consideration in the course of this year on the system’s functions and capacities.“These options will enable Member States to make decisions on the changes required at different levels for the kind of transformation we need to bring the UN development system up to speed with the level of ambition of the 2030 Agenda,” he said. read more

Changeup Football scrimmage replaces Spring Game

On Saturday, the Ohio State football team will close out spring practice without holding its annual Scarlet and Gray game. Instead, the team is forced to finish spring practice with a jersey scrimmage featuring the Buckeye offense facing the Buckeye defense because of injuries and a lack of depth, especially along the offensive line. Junior defensive lineman John Simon said the change will make the players much more competitive. “The scrimmage gives us a lot more competition and a lot more leeway on plays we can run and things of that sort,” Simon said. “You’ll just see a lot more guys fired up and ready to be out there. There will be some battles.” In past years, the Scarlet and Gray game was preceded by a draft to determine how the players would be split. The seniors were the team captains each year, and drafted players onto each side. Senior center Mike Brewster said he was disappointed he could not participate in this tradition. “It would have been fun,” Brewster said. “But you gotta do what you gotta do.” OSU coach Jim Tressel hinted at the idea of a jersey scrimmage at a press conference on March 30. He said numbers were an issue, but also noted that teams were sometimes unfair. “Sometimes when you draft up teams, there are some mismatches in situations,” Tressel said. Saturday’s jersey scrimmage involves a complicated scoring system that gives the defense points for events such as turnovers, sacks and punts, and the offense gets points for touchdowns, first downs and field goals on offense. Brewster said the new rules could make the game more exciting for the fans. “It will be something different, and I think the fans will get to see a little more ones versus ones which will be cool,” Brewster said. “They’re not really used to seeing that, everyone’s usually mixed together.” Tressel said the players had been looking for a change to the spring finale. “Because of some of our offseason meetings and conferences and surveys with our players,” Tressel said, “one of the things that they talked about in how to get better in the spring is to have a more competitive spring game.” Simon said the decision to make it a jersey scrimmage was not up to the players. “Whatever coach says, goes,” he said. read more

Greece at the best level of new US Travel Advisory Program as

first_imgThe US State Department’s new travel advisory program has categorised Greece as a low risk area for safety and security. The new program, which will provide US citizens with clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information, includes 4 levels of advice ranging from “exercise normal precautions” to “do not travel”. The Consular Section at the US Embassy Athens tweeted Wednesday “the rating should have American tourists packing their bags to come.”Geoffrey Pyatt, the US Ambassador to Greece also shared his optimism for the rating. “Greece at the best level of the State Department’s new Travel Advisory Program,” he shared in a Tweet on Wednesday. “I’m looking forward to seeing even more American tourists here in Greece in the year ahead.” According to a World Travel and Tourism Council report, The total contribution of Travel and Tourism to the Greek GDP in 2016 was EUR32.8 billion representing 18.6 percent of GDP in 2016, and had forecasted a rise by 6.9 percent in 2017.Other parts of Europe such as Germany, France and the UK received third level rankings informing potential travellers to “exercise increased caution.”The interactive map and legend can be access here. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Two injured in East Village hit and run

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Two injured in East Village hit and run SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An out-of-control car crashed into two pedestrians today in the East Village area of San Diego, authorities said.It happened at 12:20 a.m. in the 300 block of 14th Street, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.A 24-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were crossing 14th Street in an unmarked crosswalk. They were about three-quarters of the way when an unknown person in a 2013 Ford Mustang lost control while attempting a U-turn and crashed into them, Heims said.The woman was pinned against a wall, suffering an open fracture of her lower left leg and a fractured left hip, he said. The man had multiple abrasions.The Mustang driver fled the scene on foot and was not located, Heims said. July 14, 2019 Posted: July 14, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Hockinson school district might hush the music

first_imgIn the coming weeks, the Hockinson School District will face the music.Or silence it.With student enrollment on the decline, the school district is discussing whether to cut music classes at Hockinson Heights Primary School. It will be a difficult decision, school officials acknowledge, but a necessary one because of declining enrollment at the district’s four rural schools.The district is trying to avoid layoffs and has targeted the primary school’s music classes because their teacher is scheduled to retire at the end of the year.The cut would affect students in kindergarten through the second grade.“It’s a hard decision for us right now,” Superintendent Sandra Yager said. “Sometimes, you have to decide what bad decision to make.”Without new students entering the classroom, the amount of per-student money that comes from the state drops. In the past year, the district has lost about 60 students, Yager said, resulting in an estimated $300,000 decrease in state funding. Total enrollment for the district’s four schools is around 1,750, and that figure is expected to drop even further, leveling off at around 1,500 in the coming years, district officials say.The reasons are twofold, officials add: The school district is composed primarily of single-family homes on large lots, which young couples with children don’t typically buy, and its zoning requirements make it difficult to build new homes or apartment buildings.Financial pressures aside, opponents of the proposal say nixing music classes would do the young students a disservice.Studies show that students who take music lessons at an early age tend to do better throughout school, said Dan Wing, the president of the Washington Music Educators Association.last_img read more

Nielsen Expositions Up For Sale

first_imgNielsen Expositions generated $183 million in revenue in 2011, or about 3 percent of Nielsen Holdings’ total, according to the company’s annual report.Nielsen reported fourth quarter and year-end results last month, posting 3-percent and 1-percent revenue gains overall. Its expo segment rose 2 percent for the year, but took a 19-percent hit in Q4. The company attributed the loss to the timing of its shows.Among the unit’s major holdings are ASD, the Hospitality Design Expo (HD Expo), the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the Outdoor Retailer Summer and Winter Markets and Interbike. According to its annual report, Nielsen Expositions has more than 40 events spread across 20 industries and connects 300,000 buyers and sellers each year.The story comes just two weeks after FOLIO: sister mag Expo learned Cygnus Business Media had put its agricultural group up for sale.Credit Suisse Group AG has been named as the bank working with Nielsen, according to with FOLIO: for updates.Stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, follow us on Facebook & Twitter! Nielsen Holdings NV has hired an investment bank to explore a sale of its tradeshow and event wing, Nielsen Expositions, multiple sources are reporting.Nielsen Expositions President David Loechner declined comment.According to various sources, the parent company wishes to concentrate on its core audience measurement business.last_img read more

RTC bus runs into farm fields 4 hurt in Nagarkurnool

first_imgNagarkurnool: Four persons were injured while many others escaped when a speeding bus which lost control ran into an agriculture fields and hit a tree at Madanapally village of Telkapally mandal in Nagarkurnool district on Tuesday.According to eyewitnesses, the bus driver of the RTC bus which was heading towards Vattipally village from Nagarkurnool while overtaking at Vattipally gate lost control over the vehicle and ran it into the agriculture fields. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us The bus had more than 20 passengers at time of the incident. A major accident was averted as the soil in the field was loose and wheels got struck in it. However, the bus came to a halt only after hitting a tree in the field. Meanwhile, four persons suffered severe head injuries in the incident and were immediately shifted to Nagarkurnool district hospital for treatment. The remaining escaped unhurt. The passengers alleged that overspeeding and negligent driving by the bus driver had led to the accident and urged the RTC department officials to take action against the driver for risking the lives of passengers.last_img read more

Nokia 42 quick review Another budget smartphone making a difference

first_imgNokia officially took the wraps off its latest budget smartphone, Nokia 4.2, in India, bringing more competition to the fiercely competitive market. With the goodness of Nokia branding, Nokia 4.2 is poised to reach huge success in India and the affordable price point will just add to the demand.HMD Global launched Nokia 4.2 for Rs 10,990 for the 3GB+32GB configuration and customers get to choose from Black or Pink Sand colours. While the new budget smartphone will be available across select retail stores starting May 14, those who cannot wait can order the handset from Nokia’s official website right away for just 7 days. Nokia 4.2 will be available pan-India across offline and online stores starting May 21.Nokia 4.2 is the latest affordable option smartphone shoppers will find in India that also gives a great value for money. Besides the familiar brand name, the handset stands out with its features. Let’s take a look at the key specs of Nokia 4.2:Display: 5.71-inch HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratioProcessor: Snapdragon 439 octa-core chipsetRAM: 3GBStorage: 32GB, expandable up to 400GBCamera: 13MP+2MP dual rear camera and an 8MP selfie snapperBattery: 3,000mAhOS: Stock Android 9 PieAdd-ons: Fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock, 4G VoLTE, VoWiFi, dual SIM, 3.5mm jack, microUSB port Nokia 4.2 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanWith these features, Nokia 4.2 might not stand out completely but sure does pose a threat to rivals in the sub-Rs 12K category. Nokia sent us the review unit of the new smartphone and as I unboxed the Nokia 4.2 for review, here are my initial thoughts on the phone.Design & DisplayNokia 4.2 is a typical Nokia smartphone with a signature design most of you are familiar with. There’s a modern touch on this new phone with a tiny waterdrop notch on top of the 5.71-inch display to hold the front camera and reduce the bezels around. But the bottom bezel is quite massive and it simply has the Nokia branding on it. Nokia 4.2 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanThe HD+ display is suitable for most tasks, regardless of surrounding light. There’s not much reflection in any lighting condition, but I would bet highly under direct sunlight on a bright day. Given the price range, I couldn’t have asked for a better display on the Nokia 4.2. Nokia 4.2 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanThe rear side of the Nokia 4.2 has a curved glass, which gives a sense of premium feel. The rounded corners are quite unique, so is the light ring around the power button, which is lit everytime a new notification arrives. It’s pretty cool of Nokia to offer an LED light after removing the top bezels. If you don’t like this new feature, you can turn it off under settings.The glass back houses dual cameras in a vertical pill-shaped module, which also holds the LED flash. Just below the camera, there’s a fingerprint sensor on the same plain as the back panel, which makes it hard to locate at once. The usual Nokia and Android One branding can also be seen at the back. Nokia 4.2 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanNokia 4.2 has the standard microUSB port right next to the speaker at the bottom, a 3.5mm headphone jack is at the top and the volume controls are on the right. An interesting addition is the dedicated button for Google Assistant, which is located on the left side of the phone, just below the SIM card tray. Nokia 4.2 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanCamerasThe dual rear cameras with 13MP f/2.2 and 2MP f/2.2 sensors seem to be doing a decent job. There’s an 8MP selfie shooter on the front with f/2.0 aperture for better low-light photos. The cameras come with Live Bokeh, Lens integration, 1080p video shooting on both cameras, Panorama and Time Lapse. The interface is clean and not clustered with multitude of options, making it easy to operate for everyone. Nokia 4.2 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanThe photos shot on Nokia 4.2 are decent, and nothing spectacular. Stay tuned for full review with camera samples soon.PerformanceNokia 4.2 gets a Snapdragon 439 octa-core chipset paired with 3GB RAM and Adreno 505 GPU. Don’t expect it to run PUBG Mobile smoothly, but it can do your everyday tasks without any lags. As long as your usage is limited to calling, messaging, browsing social media and occasional gaming, Nokia 4.2 won’t disappoint you. I will test the phone to see just how much it can handle and share the results in the coming days.The best part about Nokia 4.2 is that the handset, like other Nokia phones, comes with stock Android 9 Pie. This is a great reason to pick up this phone as only so many handsets at this price range let you experience stock Android. Nokia 4.2 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanNokia 4.2 comes with a 3,000mAh battery, which seems to be fine for a full day of mixed usage. But the handset still uses a microUSB port. It’s nice to see the 3.5mm headphone jack make it to the phone.Should you buy?Nokia 4.2 definitely makes sense for anyone who cannot afford spending a lot on a smartphone. The appealing design, stock Android OS, reliable battery and decent cameras and performance make for a solid choice in the sub-Rs 12K price range. But India poses a difficult market for Nokia 4.2 as there’s stiff competition from handsets like Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro, which offer more at a marginal price hike. Stay tuned for full review of Nokia 4.2. Close Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310?last_img read more

Vishal Sikkas exit erodes Rs 22000 crore of Infosys market value

first_imgReutersAt a time when investors were expecting happy days after a flat trade for past couple of months because of the proposed buyback program on of August 19, Vishal Sikka resigned as the managing director and chief executive (CEO) of Infosys. No sooner the news broke early on Friday, shares of the IT major tanked as much as 11 per cent intraday to Rs 884.40 on BSE, the highest in last four years. However, it settled down to 9.6 per cent lower at Rs 923.10.Investors did not appreciate the news of Sikka’s resignation and went on a selling spree, which wiped of as much Rs 22,000 crore of company’s market value. The company’s market value dropped to Rs 2.12 lakh crore from Rs 2.34 lakh crore as of Thursday’s close.Chairman emeritus N R Narayana Murthy along with his family owns close to 3.44 percent stake in the IT major. The value of their combined holding fell by around Rs 770 crore, end of Friday’s trade, the Economic Times reported.However, analysts see this as temporary hiccups and believe that downside will be limited. But many market analysts believe the timing of Sikka’s resignation caught them off guard as the company’s board is meeting decide on share buyback on Saturday.ET quoted Sarabjit Kour Nangra, vice-president of Research-IT at Angel Broking saying, “While it’s a setback for the company in near-term, but given the strength of the board, we believe it will be overcome the setback. Given the valuations, we maintain our buy rating on the stock with a price target of Rs 1,179.”Vikas Khemani of Edelweiss Securities told ETNow that the next three to six months will be very critical for the IT firm. “The market will have to wait and watch. The buyback will provide some sort of downside protection to the company,” Khemani said. Post Sikka’s resignation the company released a statement which says, “Mr. Murthy’s continuous assault, including this latest letter, is the primary reason CEO, Dr. Vishal Sikka, has resigned despite strong Board support.”With a counter statement, co-founder of the Bangalore-based IT major Narayana Murthy hit backs at the board said, “Extremely anguished by the allegations, tone and tenor of the statements.”Stepping down from the position of CEO and MD, Sikka said he would now assume the position of executive vice-chairman of Infosys, which entails an annual salary of $1.last_img read more

Synthesis and characterization of encapsulated single HF molecule

first_img Journal information: Nature Chemistry (—Molecules are rarely found alone. In the real world, they are often networked to each other through hydrogen bonding or are bound to other molecules in the surrounding environment. One way to study an individual molecule is to trap it within a fullerene. A fullerene is an all-carbon, spherical molecule with carbons networked like the stitches of a soccer ball. The interior of the fullerene sphere is large enough to house small molecules, such as water or hydrogen gas. More information: Andrea Krachmalnicoff et al. The dipolar endofullerene HF@C60, Nature Chemistry (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2563AbstractThe cavity inside fullerenes provides a unique environment for the study of isolated atoms and molecules. We report the encapsulation of hydrogen fluoride inside C60 using molecular surgery to give the endohedral fullerene HF@C60. The key synthetic step is the closure of the open fullerene cage with the escape of HF minimized. The encapsulated HF molecule moves freely inside the cage and exhibits quantization of its translational and rotational degrees of freedom, as revealed by inelastic neutron scattering and infrared spectroscopy. The rotational and vibrational constants of the encapsulated HF molecules were found to be redshifted relative to free HF. The NMR spectra display a large 1H–19F J coupling typical of an isolated species. The dipole moment of HF@C60 was estimated from the temperature dependence of the dielectric constant at cryogenic temperatures and showed that the cage shields around 75% of the HF dipole. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. In a recent study, Andrea Krachmalnicoff, et al. from the University of Southampton, the University of Nottingham, and Institutions in France and Estonia have trapped hydrogen fluoride in the cavity of a C60 fullerene (HF@C60). Their characterization studies reveal that HF breaks the fullerene’s icosahedral symmetry and that the fullerene cage serves to shield the strongly polar molecule. Their work appears in Nature Chemistry.Researchers have been able to trap molecules within the fullerene cavity using a process called “molecular surgery.” As the name implies, the fullerene molecules is chemically “cut open” and a small molecule is forced into the spherical cavity. The hole is then chemically “sutured.”Previous research by this group demonstrated the successful encapsulation of HF in an open-cage fullerene; however attempts to suture the open-cage resulted in the HF molecule escaping. The current study reports the successful encapsulation of HF by reacting their open-cage product with PPh(Fu)2 ([2-furanyl] phenylphosphine] in the presence of molecular sieves at room temperature. They obtained the pre-cursor product that can be sutured using methods employed in the synthesis H2O@C60 (i.e., reduction with triisopropylphosphite followed by reaction with N-phenyl-maleimide).X-ray studies of HF@C60 indicated some distortion of the fullerene cage but because the distortions were not outside of standard deviation values, the results were inconclusive. UV and electrochemical studies, however, did show that the HF molecule does not seem to show an electrostatic interaction with the C60 cage.NMR studies using 1H, 13C, and 19F NMR as well as solid state 1H and 13C NMR provided more compelling information on the behavior of HF. The J coupling for 1H-19F confirm that there is a single molecule of HF within the C60 cavity.Krachmalnicoff, et al. then used inelastic neutron scattering and infrared absorption at low temperature to gain insight into the molecule’s intrinsic properties. Their findings provide evidence that HF’s rotational, vibrational, and translational motion is quantized with all transitions originating from the ground state. These studies showed that in the solid state, HF interact with the C60 molecule both by breaking its icosahedral symmetry and through dipole interactions with the interior of the cage.Hydrogen fluoride has a large dipole moment. Using capacitance studies to find the dielectric constant at low temperatures, Krachmalnicoff, et al. found that C60 shields the dipole such that the dipole moment for encapsulated HF is about 25% of the calculated dipole moment for HF.Overall, this research provides some interesting information on the properties of a single-molecule HF. Additional studies are needed to investigate why HF@C60 breaks the endofullerene’s icosahedral symmetry in the solid state as well as further investigation into HF@C60’s electronic properties.center_img Synthesis of HF@C60 from HF@1. Credit: (c) Andrea Krachmalnicoff et al. The dipolar endofullerene HF@C60, Nature Chemistry (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2563 © 2016 Citation: Synthesis and characterization of encapsulated single HF molecule (2016, July 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Water dimer captured inside a fullerene-C70last_img read more

Home Prices Stagnate in StillWeak National Economy

first_imgHome Prices Stagnate in Still-Weak National Economy Share November 29, 2011 473 Views Agents & Brokers FHFA GDP Home Prices Housing Affordability Investors Lenders & Servicers Pending-Home Prices Processing S & P Index Service Providers 2011-11-29 Ryan Schuettecenter_img Home prices drifted lower over the third quarter this year, falling year-over-year by 3.9 percent, according to “”Standard & Poor’s””: Case-Shiller Index.[IMAGE]””Home prices drifted lower in September and the third quarter,”” “”David Blitzer””:, chairman of S&P Indices, said in a statement. “”The plunging collapse of prices seen in 2007-2009 seems to be behind us. Any chance for a sustained recovery will probably need a stronger economy.””The figures inched forward by only 0.1 percent from last month, with the modest pickup reflecting a 5.8-percent improvement from figures seen for home prices over the second quarter. The numbers beat forecasts for a 3.0-percent slide back from the 20-city composite.Fourteen of 20 cities fell in a southerly direction over September 2011, with figures for home prices in Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco sliding back. Only two ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô Detroit and Washington, D.C. ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô climbed [COLUMN_BREAK]forward by 3.7 percent and 1.0 percent, respectively, with trends for the former marking the third consecutive month.Seventeen of the 20 cities listed by S&P fell for the month, with the 20-city composite regressing by 0.6 percent in September when contrasted with figures from the month before. The 10-city composite meanwhile posted a 0.4-percent decline.Annual rates for the 20-city and 10-city composites offered shortfalls that landed home prices at 3.6 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively, down from rates seen in September last year.The same day S&P released figures for home prices, the “”Federal Housing Finance Agency””: (FHFA) mirrored findings by posting only a marginal increase by 0.2 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis, a change from the second quarter.The FHFA found that prices climbed by 0.7 percent on an unadjusted basis, with the seasonally adjusted monthly index rising by 0.9 percent from August values. “”In most regions of the country, third-quarter home values were relatively stable, even in some areas that experienced sharp price declines in preceding quarters,”” “”Andrew Leventis””:, principal economist with the FHFA, said in a statement. “”While most housing markets still face stiff headwinds, the fact that some beleaguered states ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô such as Idaho, Florida and Utah ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô saw quarterly price increases is a positive development,”” he added. in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicinglast_img read more

Related Jet2 unveils more routes for summer 2009Je

first_img RelatedJet2 unveils more routes for summer 2009Jet2 will be expanding its flights from Leeds Bradford Airport with seven new routes.Rhodes flights added at Leeds BradfordCheap flights to Rhodes have been announced by low-cost airline launches new flights to Newquay and has launched new flights to Newquay and Jersey from Belfast International Airport. Jet2 is set to add more cheap flights from Edinburgh to its summer 2009 schedule.The carrier will add three more routes from the Scottish hub beginning May 21st 2009.Jet2 will offer cheap flights to Ibiza, Venice and Menorca.This follows last month’s announcement of another route addition, with the airline set to introduce cheap flights to Sardinia from Edinburgh, also from 2009.Meanwhile, Jet2 was recently commended for its services out of Leeds Bradford Airport.The carrier is the largest cheap flights airline based at the hub which, according to a survey by the Civil Aviation Authority, recorded the shortest average delay time of 7.3 minutes compared to 75 other airports.Jet2 no doubt also contributed to the airport achieving the second-best on time performance, with 85.5 per cent routes departing on time.The carrier currently operates 39 routes out of the Leeds Bradford base to destinations throughout Europe.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

RCB Bank summer school begins

first_imgFor the third year running RCB bank is organising an international summer school for university students in Cyprus.This year, students from Cyprus, the UK, Poland and Russia will take part in the school with the theme ‘Global system and the banking system’ organised by the head of RCB bank Kirill Zimarin.More than 40 students from the London School of Economics, the University of Warsaw, the University of Cyprus, the University of Nicosia, Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Graduate School of Management of the St. Petersburg State University will participate.The school is supported by First Lady Andri Anastasiades who welcomed the pupils on their first day on Monday. In her welcoming address, she wished the students to always have goals and stay focused on their dreams. She also thanked Zimarin for the initiative and continuous support for youth projects.“The idea of organising the summer school came to us several years ago, when students were taking internships in the bank”, said Zimarin. “We have built on our experience. I organised the first school for students 30 years ago in Moscow University with my friends I am still working with at the bank. Private educational initiatives are an effective economic tool for the improvement of the education and offer young people the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and practical application for their future careers. We shall invest in the younger generation and help them build core values and competencies.”According to an RCB announcement, the summer school is a social and educational platform for acquiring new knowledge and sharing experience while gathering students from different countries.“The highly topical programme of the school implies a unique format of learning including theoretical and interactive work with lecturers, practical tasks, as well as sightseeing. Students will learn about the latest trends in the financial system and will have a unique opportunity to meet with professors from the world’s leading universities, business leaders and market experts.”The programme ends on Sunday August 5 with a sightseeing tour around Cyprus and a dinner, and the participants from abroad are scheduled to depart the next day.The head of the summer school curriculum is Sir Christopher Pissarides, Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences. The RCB bank provides the financial support.You May LikeHealthy Mixer35 Reasons To Start Using Coconut Oil TodayHealthy MixerUndoDoctor SymptomCan You Name These Famous Athletes? – Play Sports NewsDoctor SymptomUndoLuxury SUVRanking The Best New Luxury Cars Of 2019!Luxury SUVUndo Clear winner in first round of Kition bishop voteUndoBritain preparing for a no-deal BrexitUndoData is the new oil so watch out for mass mining – Netflix filmUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Anastasiades – Macron to meet in Nicosia focusing on energy and security

first_imgEnergy issues, co-operation in the field of security, other bilateral topics, as well as the Cyprus problem, will be among the issues to be discussed during a meeting that will be held this afternoon in Nicosia between the Presidents of Cyprus and France.According to CNA sources, the official meeting between President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and French President Emmanuel Macron takes place in the framework of the ongoing contacts between the two countries, both at the level of the two Presidents and at ministerial level.It is noted that the deliberations between the two states are underway for some time now. The two sides are working on closer cooperation and possible agreements on energy and security.Present at the meeting will be, on behalf of Cyprus, Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, Minister of Defence Savvas Aggelides and Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou, while the French Minister will be accompanied by a delegation from the presidency.CNAYou May LikeDr. Marty3 Warning Signs Your Dog Is Crying For HelpDr. MartyUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoComparisons.org2019: Little-Known Rule in Rowland Heights, CAComparisons.orgUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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