LONGUEUIL, Que. – A provincial police officer who crashed into a car at high speed and killed a 5-year-old boy during a surveillance operation will likely be sentenced to jail time.The Crown and the defence submitted a joint proposal to the court on Monday in Longueuil, Que. recommending that Patrick Ouellet receive an eight-month sentence.Quebec court Judge Eric Simard is expected to render his decision at the end of November.Ouellet was convicted in July of dangerous driving causing the 2014 death of Nicolas Thorne-Belance.The maximum sentence for the offence is 14 years in prison.The police officer addressed the court, expressing his sympathy to family members of Nicolas, who were in the courtroom.Ouellet’s trial heard he was travelling at more than 120 km/h in a 50 km/h zone when he hit the vehicle carrying the boy in a suburb just south of Montreal.The youngster died a few days later in hospital.“We have taken into consideration all the jurisprudence, in particular the sentences handed down to police officers who have come before the court in circumstances similar to those in this case,” prosecutor Genevieve Langlois said.(Cogeco Nouvelles)
A collection of classic hits from the 1980s has been rejuvenated with re-imagined and updated versions by contemporary artists in The Time Is Now, a compilation album created specifically to benefit amfAR.The 14-track album will be released on October 7 by Republic Records and Mass Appeal and is available for pre-order today.Among the notable covers featured in The Time Is Now are the album’s first singles: a soulful rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” by singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc. Those who pre-order the album receive a copy of the track instantly. Check out the song here.The album will also include a rendition of New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle” performed by Sugar for Sugar, consisting of Scarlett Johansson, Julia Haltigan, Holly Miranda and Kendra Morris. In addition, the band Lower Dens provides their updated version of Hall & Oates’ “Maneater”, while the pop rock group DNCE puts its stamp on Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” Dita Von Teese and Sebastien Tellier revamp “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” by Culture Club, while the songwriting duo Marian Hill performs Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).”The artwork for the album cover was designed exclusively for amfAR by the talented and generous British artist Tracey Emin.The Time is Now is the brainchild and labor of love of executive producers Michelangelo Lacqua, internationally acclaimed music curator, Andy Boose, longtime producer of many of amfAR’s events, and Peter Bittenbender, CEO of Mass Appeal.“The 1980s was a decade of revolutionary changes in the music scene, with an explosion of new sounds and rhythms, the ascendance of MTV, and the emergence of new musical movements on both sides of the Atlantic,” said Bittenbender. “Music also provided the soundtrack to people’s daily lives and was a source of inspiration and solace with the advent of HIV/AIDS. This album is a tribute to that extraordinary time.” said Lacqua. “The Time Is Now is a music-driven call to action in support of amfAR’s push to end HIV/AIDS in our lifetime.” said Boose.Since the beginning of the epidemic, musicians have supported the fight against AIDS in countless ways, raising awareness and funds through benefit concerts, donated royalties and proceeds, and other contributions. Throughout its history, amfAR has enjoyed the steadfast and generous support of the music industry. In 1985, Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder recorded a collaborative rendition of the song, “That’s What Friends Are For,” to raise money for amfAR. The song was Billboard’s number one single for 1986 and raised millions of dollars for AIDS research.“The Time Is Now is a great example of our longstanding relationship with the music industry, and we are deeply grateful to the artists who graciously donated their time and talents to the making of this album,” said amfAR Chief Executive Officer Kevin Robert Frost. “With continued support for HIV research, and we are confident that we will ultimately find a cure for the millions of people living with HIV/AIDS today.”The full track listing for The Time Is Now is:“Take Me Home” (Phil Collins), Performer: Phantogram “Bizarre Love Triangle” (New Order), Performer: Sugar for Sugar ”Under The Milky Way” (The Church), Performer: Metric “Whip It” (Devo), Performer: Brazilian Girls ”Rio” (Duran Duran), Performer: Bebel Gilberto ”What’s Love Got to Do With It” (Tina Turner), Performer: DNCE ”Billie Jean”(Michael Jackson), Performer: Aloe Blacc ”Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” (Culture Club), Performer: Dita Von Teese and Sebastien Tellier ”Maneater” (Hall & Oates), Performer: Lower Dens ”Genius of Love” (Tom Tom Club), Performer: Chaos Chaos and Slow Magic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” (Whitney Houston), Performer: Marian Hill ”Pride (In the Name of Love)” (U2), Performer: LP “Lovesong” (The Cure), Performer: Yuna ”Dance Hall Days” (Wang Chung); Performer: Theophilus London
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By Jorge Barrera APTN National News ATTAWAPISKAT–An ongoing blockade by Attawapiskat residents of an ice road leading to a De Beers diamond mine in northern Ontario is causing “significant financial damages” and “irreparable harm” which could force the mining giant to shut its operations down, according to the company.De Beers officials hand-delivered a letter Tuesday night to Attawapiskat resident John Edwards warning him the company could seek an injunction against him if the blockade doesn’t end. It’s believed De Beers plans to deliver similar letters to at least two other individuals the company believes are involved in the blockade.The warning letter comes as all sides prepare for a meeting Thursday to discuss the situation. A meeting was initially planned for Wednesday, but Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence won’t return to the community until she ends scheduled meetings in Moose Factory, Ont.The blockade, which began Sunday evening, is now entering into its fourth day and is the second such action in as many weeks. A previous blockade ended last Thursday. De Beers has an about 45 day window to ship supplies up the ice road.The blockade forced a convoy of empty fuel trucks to turn back to the diamond mine on Sunday. It is set up about 8 kilometres from Attawapiskat on an ice road leading to the mine. The Victor mine sits about 90 kilometres west of the community.The ice road to the mine is connected to a longer, main ice road which connects Attawapiskat to Moosonee, Ont., about 260 kilometres to the south.The ice road is blocked by a cube truck, loaded with frozen meats and pizzas along with two barbecues, pallets and a constantly changing number of pick-up trucks.The number of people at the blockade fluctuates throughout the day. A small group, including three pick-up trucks, was at the site shortly after midnight Wednesday and they feasted on two free pizzas from town.The situation has been described as a “crisis” which is entering into “uncharted territory,” according to two community sources with knowledge of the situation who requested anonymity.De Beers’ move to threaten a court injunction against the blockade has also opened the possibility of intervention by the OPP. While the Nishnawbe Aski police patrols the community, the force does not have jurisdiction over the ice road.While it began quietly, the blockade has slowly gained support among some sectors of the community and its core group inclues three or four families who have traplines running through the vicinity of area controlled by De Beers.The families are seeking compensation for the loss of their traditional territory. Others involved, however, say they joined the blockade because they believe De Beers should be investing in housing for the community. Some involved in the blockade also have personal grievances related to past employment and rates of pay.Edwards joined the blockade because his uncle’s trapline runs through the Victor mine and his grandmother is buried adjacent to the site.Edwards told APTN National News he had no plans to withdraw from the blockade.Victor Mine manager James Kirby told APTN National News that the ice road was the mine’s “umbilical cord” and essential for its resupply. He said a prolonged blockade could force the mine to shut down.The ice road is used in particular for the transportation of fuel, machinery and spare parts too heavy to fly into the mine’s airport.The ice road link, however, has been severed for eight days as a result of the two blockades.The warning letter to Edwards was signed by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin lawyer Tracy Pratt. Pratt says the company has retained the law firm and states that De Beers “will not hesitate to protect and enforce its full legal rights through an injunction motion” if the blockade doesn’t end.“This unlawful conduct is causing our client significant financial damages and irreparable harm. Among other things, the blockade has serious health and safety implications and consequences for the mine’s continued full operation,” the letter states. “The continuation of this blockade cannot be tolerated.”The roots of the blockade extend years and centre on an impact benefit agreement between Attawapiskat and De Beers which was ratified in 2005.Those involved in the blockade say the IBA did not have full community support when it passed. They argue that the IBA doesn’t address the needs of the community or give Attawapiskat full benefit of the riches in their territory.Under the IBA, De Beers has transferred $10.5 million into a trust fund held by Attawapiskat as of January 2011.APTN National News has learned that De Beers is looking to use the trust fund money, which was originally created to provide funding for Attawapiskat into the future, to pay for some of the compensation claims issued by those involved in the blockade.The mine had also generated $448 million on gross revenues as of January 2011, according to a De BeersPowerPoint presentation on the IBA.De Beers says it has invested about $1.022 billion of capital costs into the mine.De Beers says about $325 million worth of contracts have been awarded to “solely owned or joint venture companies run by the community” since construction began. Some in the community dispute the number accurately reflects the reality on the ground. Some have also questioned the make-up of some of the joint ventures.De Beers says in its PowerPoint that a shorter Attawapiskat blockade in 2009 cost the company $3.5 email@example.com@JorgeBarrera*Editor’s note: the IBA was ratified in 2005. The date has been changed in the above story.
Stockholm – The number of Nordic tourists who visited Morocco in the first quarter of 2014 increased by 58pc compared to the same period of last year.According to the representation of the Moroccan tourism office (ONMT) in Scandinavian and Baltic countries, the number of nights spent by these tourists rose by 133pc (90,268) in the same period as the number of visitors went up from 20,033 from January to March 2013 to 31,722 in the January through March 2014 period.“The sustained double-digit growth of the number of Nordic tourists in Morocco, maintained in the last three years, will help Morocco emerge as a preferred destination for these tourists”, explained ONMT director for Scandinavian and Baltic countries, Aziz Mnii. He also recalled Morocco’s presence in a number of specialized fairs and events in the region, including in Oslo, Goteborg, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Herning as well as the considerable number of trips organized for over 40 journalists in the first quarter of 2014.Tour operators and specialized bloggers were also offered a chance to visit Morocco, producing over 500 stories and 600 photos on the Kingdom’s tourism attractions.Meanwhile, the “GolfDigest Morocco Trophy” was launched. It consists in 40 Golf contests in Sweden with the final to be hosted by Morocco next September.In 2013, a total of 84,000 tourists from Nordic countries chose the Morocco bound which is set to attract in 2014 100,000 visitors from the region.
An elderly couple is dead following a blaze early Sunday morning in Etobicoke.Firefighters pulled two people from the burning home but they couldn’t be resuscitated.Flames ripped through the semi-detached home on Abigail Place at approximately 3:30am.Upon arrival firefighters were told two people were trapped inside.Neighbours say the victims are 80-year-old Frank Quintieri and his 76-year-old wife Mary.They had lived in the neighbourhood for more than 20 years.The cause of the fire is not known but investigators believe it started in the kitchen.Toronto firefighters went door to door in the neighbourhood Sunday morning reminding residents to check the batteries in their smoke carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are working properly.Officials aren’t sure yet if the Quintieri’s had working smoke alarms.The fire marshal’s office has been called in to investigate the cause of the blaze.Post mortems are being done on the victims to determine cause of death.
Despite happiness after winning the amazing semi-final thriller against Romania, Norwegian head-coach Thorir Hergeirsson could’t be totally satisfied with his team performance:– I am not satisfied with all things we did, but I see some good things. For the fans, maybe it was historical match, but if you look in the details, something could be better – said Icelander, who will stay on the Norwegian bench until 2020.Norway have a great chance to, once again, make hat-trick consisted of all three big titles in world of handball – European, World and Olympic gold medals:-They have good shooters, one of the best goalie, they have a huge developments. We were waiting for them to breakthrough. It will be a very difficult match. It is always question will your 50% will be enough to beat their 50%. If you look how they played, their chances would be even bigger than 50%. They are flying Dutch. We can beat them, but it won’t be easy. I expect really good fight – concluded Hergeirsson.Final match will be played at 17.15 hrs. ← Previous Story SEHA GAZPROM: Veszprem and Zagreb win for the end of 2015 Next Story → SHOCK FOR GERMANY: Gensheimer to miss EHF EURO 2016! Denmark 2015Thorir Hergeirsson
Nokia’s having another one of its Conversations, and this time it’s about the upcoming Lumia 928 that’s due to launch on Verizon next week. What’s got Nokia so excited that it can’t wait to show this baby off? Everything.For starters, it’s the latest Nokia to include PureView camera technology. It’s still not that beastly sensor found in the 808, but it’s an astoundingly good low-light shooter. Carl Zeiss optics have been paired up with an actual Xenon flash — none of that LED tat for the Lumia 928. That should give the camera flash results that are on par with point-and-shooters. Optical image stabilization ensures that photo and video shot with the Lumia 928 will be jitter-free.Flipping the phone over reveals a display that’s similar (if not identical) to the Lumia 920. It’s a 4.5-inch AMOLED panel covered in Gorilla Glass of an as-yet-unspecified resolution. Nokia drops the same “PureMotion HD+” buzzwords it did with the 920, though, so it’s probably a 1280 x 768 affair.Nokia’s also jazzed about the Lumia 928’s cord-free features. NFC comes standard and allows you to pair and share with numerous other phones, tablets, and gadgets. The Lumia 928 can also handle inductive charging — so you can plunk it down on a FatBoy pillow or any other device that utilizes Qi wireless power tech.And remember those fancy high-amplification microphones that Nokia wanted banned from the HTC One? They’re part of the Lumia 928’s top-shelf audio gear, and Nokia’s Ifi Majid says they can capture distortion-free sound up to 140 decibels. That’s roughly equivalent to the noise level on the deck of an aircraft carrier — good to know if you’re ever on one and recording maneuvers.One other audio feature gets a mention: the external speaker. Nokia claims it’s one to two decibels louder than any other phone’s. That might not seem like much, but it should equate to tunes that are 25-50% louder than the competition.Like most other devices in its class, the Lumia 928 will sell for $99 on contract — but at least you’ll also snag a $25 credit for Windows Phone Store and those cool Nokia exclusive apps.
Runners and flip flops keep washing up on the west coast of Ireland The shoes are believed to be from containers that fell off a cargo ship in 2018. SINCE THE END of last month, runners and flip-flops have been regularly washing up along the west coast of Ireland. The most recent discovery was on Tuesday when three pairs of runners washed up in Quilty, Co Clare.In 2018, multiple containers fell off a cargo ship that was travelling from Shanghai to North Carolina.The contents of the lost containers have now made its way towards beaches along Ireland’s west coast as well as hitting a number of European countries.Donegal, Connemara, Valentia and Fanore are some of the locations in Ireland to have come across the flip-flops and runners while Jersey, Spain, Brest, Cornwall, Brittany and the Azores have also recorded sightings. Liam MacNamara who runs the popular Facebook page, Burren Shores, says that none of the runners or flip-flops are in a fit state to be worn, adding that bite marks are evident on the footwear.According to MacNamara, the items belong to two companies, both of whom “have confirmed that they had a shipment on that boat that lost the containers”.“They are all very evasive about giving answers, of course, they don’t want to admit to anything really,” MacNamara added. Source: Burren Shores Share32 Tweet Email2 May 2nd 2019, 6:20 AM 47,314 Views Image: Burren Shores Beachcombing and More. By Páraic McMahon Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 2 May 2019, 6:20 AM Source: Burren Shores Source: Burren ShoresBranding belonging to Nike also appeared on runners at Fanore, however they have stated they were not aware of any missing containers.An artist has expressed an interest in using the runners for a future project but apart from that, the cleanup will be left to volunteers.MacNamara said, “Generally it’s left to volunteers to just dump and end up in your rubbish bin or left back on the floor when nobody collects it, generally that is what happens.”In 2015, a number of ink cartridges belonging to Hewlett-Packard washed up in Fanore. The company subsequently made a donation to various environmental agencies and programmes, as well as issuing an envelope to return the ink cartridges.McNamara said he’s not “holding his breath” that something similar will occur this time. Short URL 29 Comments Image: Burren Shores Beachcombing and More. https://jrnl.ie/4614416
The Hellenic Foundation for Culture, in association with the Hellenic Museum sets sail with its latest exhibition on 23 September, celebrating the evolution of Hellenic maritime craft through the ages. The exhibition titled A Journey on the Waves of History presents model seafaring vessels dating from 5th Century BC to 19th Century AD, and will run until February. Writing in the exhibition’s catalogue, President of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, Professor George Babiniotis says: “The sea is an element which is completely interwoven in Hellenic history and culture; it is also the element that brings different people and cultures together, uniting and often, inspiring individuals.” A Journey on the Waves of History will present the work of model maker Evangelos Grypiotis, who has been studying and constructing exquisitely detailed models of ancient vessels for 25 years. Visitors to the exhibition will gain a unique insight into Greece’s maritime history. “Beside the visual splendour presented, visitors to the exhibition will also discover themes encompassing shipbuilding, history, ethnology, mythology, economics and democracy,” says Professor Babiniotis. “The second half of 2011 promises to be a very exciting time for the Hellenic Museum and the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Melbourne,” added Mr Harry Stamoulis, Chairman of The Hellenic Museum, “With this amazing exhibition and a second commencing in late November, we are working tirelessly to engulf the people of Melbourne in Hellenic history and the arts. Both exhibitions have a specially catered tour for visitors, and in particular for primary and secondary school students. I would encourage people to book early in order not to miss these magnificent opportunities to learn and discover the mystical life of the ancient mariner”. A Journey on the Waves of History – Miniature Model Ships dating from 5th Century BC to 19th Century AD runs at The Hellenic Museum, 280 William Street, Melbourne, from 23 September 2011 to 26 February, 2012. The exhibition is open Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm, and also by appointment. For further details and school bookings go to www.hellenic.org.au or call 03 8615 9016. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
WhatsApp Pinterest WWE Legend Pat Patterson WWE Legend Pat Patterson will be making his first public appearance in the United Kingdom on September 8th and 9th in Manchester, England for Wrestling MediaCon.The first-ever WWE Intercontinental Champion has been working for the WWE for decades, first as a full time performer, and later as a backstage official.To purchase tickets for the event, you may do so here.Our next guest for MediaCon is one of the most respected names in wrestling history…His first EVER public appearances in the UK. The first IC Champion and father of the Royal Rumble match…PAT PATTERSON. Come along Sept 8/9 in Manchester. Tickets from https://t.co/HKBmJ3wAG1 pic.twitter.com/gGvTIHGgIm— Wrestling MediaCon (@WrestlingMediaC) June 17, 2018Alexa Bliss’ inspiring new tattooWWE.com has posted a new article highlighting Alexa Bliss’ new inspiring tattoo. The former RAW and Smackdown Women’s Champion added a couple new tattoos, one of which says “I am enough” on her side.The WWE notes:Bliss’ message speaks to an idea of inclusion and self-value, ideals that are so critical for everyone, but especially younger people to latch onto these days. Five Feet of Fury spoke to how important the message is to her and hopes it will inspire others to always remember that they are more than enough.Bliss added a photo of the new tattoo on her Instagram profile, which you may view below.https://www.instagram.com/p/BkEZJN_hK6U/?taken-by=alexa_bliss_wwe_ Twitter Google+ Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Joseph Price RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte
West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini reveals Samir Nasri wants revenge after missing the last six months of action due to a drug ban.The Frenchman who recently signed a six-month deal with the Hammers after training with the club for a month, was banned for 18 months for doping offences, backdated for a year.Nasri impressed in his Hammers’ debut against Birmingham in the FA Cup, looking like a player that hasn’t lost his touch or finesse despite not having played competitive football for 13 months prior to it.Pellegrini has backed the former Arsenal playmaker to be the player that lit up the Premier League with the Gunners but in particular with City where the pair won the league title in 2014.Report: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…The manager said, according to Football. London:“I think they [West Ham fans] can expect a lot from him because he is a top player. The way he continues having some minutes, when he is used to playing 90 minutes again he will be a top player at this club.”“He wants revenge also and for me it is so important to give him the opportunity to work with us so I hope we will recover the same Samir Nasri that we saw three or four years ago with me at Manchester City.”“[Revenge?] About the ban of twelve months or more, to decline his career. From Arsenal, City bought him. From there his career declined without doubt.”
Posted: February 18, 2018 February 18, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Weather FacebookTwitter Mark Mathis, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKUSI’s Mark Mathis was live at THE LOT ahead of the heavily anticipated premier of Black Panther. Black Panther Premiere at THE LOT Mark Mathis
MIAMI (WSVN) – A 400-pound lion at Zoo Miami underwent a check up to fix a damaged tooth.Doctors gave the massive 9-year-old lion named Kwame a root canal at the zoo hospital, Wednesday.He damaged his tooth, so vets put him to sleep before getting to work.The tooth is now pain free.Kwame also had a biopsy and doctors removed a suspicious mole from his body.The team trimmed also his nails and after doing one side, the team had to flip over the 400-pound animal to the other side.They managed to get the job done and the zoo said Kwame did well with the whole visit. Officials moved him back into his exhibit and he’ll be back on display Friday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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IANSChief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh on Monday said Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) is training an “underwater wing” to carry out attacks and assured that the Indian Navy is fully prepared to counter any such efforts.”We have received intelligence (input) that an underwater wing of Jaish-e-Mohammed is training people to carry out attacks from water and that is one change. But we are fully prepared and will thwart any such attempt,” Singh told reporters.The Naval Chief talked about the latest security developments on the sidelines of a lecture titled ‘Indian Ocean – Changing Dynamic- Maritime Security Imperatives for India’ at the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) in Pune.While answering queries on the Navy’s capabilities in tackling terror, the Navy Chief said that after the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai, which was carried out via sea, India’s coastline vigilance has increased to ensure maritime security. “The Indian Navy, maritime police, state governments and other stakeholders are making sure there is no intrusion from the sea,” the Navy chief stated.Last week, an intelligence report revealed six Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists have infiltrated into Tamil Nadu via Sri Lanka. Referring to the report, Admiral Singh said, “We have got input that they had entered and that some of them have been arrested. They are being interrogated.” Tensions between India and Pakistan have escalated following the Indian government’s decision to abrogate the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir, under Article 370, and the bifurcation of the state into two union territories – J&K and Ladakh.Indian intelligence has warned the centre that Pakistan is planning to push 100 “hardcore” terrorists from Afghanistan into Kashmir in an attempt to “deceive the international community into showing the deteriorating situation in the valley”.Other intelligence reports also stated that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has given JeM full permission for carrying out suicide bomb attacks in the valley to cause as many casualties as they can, without worrying about “collateral damage”.
The new Chief of Naval Staff AMMM Aurangzeb Chowdhury . Photo: UNBBangladesh coast guard (BCG) director general rear admiral AMMM Aurangzeb Chowdhury has been appointed as the new Chief of Naval Staff, reports UNB.The defense ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard on Sunday.According to the notification, the appointment will come into effect in the afternoon of 26 January when rear admiral AMMM Aurangzeb Chowdhury will be promoted to the rank of vice admiral.He has been appointed as the Navy chief for one and half years until 25 July, 2020.Aurangzeb Chowdhury will replace incumbent Chief of Naval Staff admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed who is scheduled to go on retirement on 26 January.
GAYSTARNEWS- A Very English Scandal is a brand new BBC miniseries from Stephen Frears and Russell T. Davies.It tells the true story of Liberal politician and Member of Parliament, Jeremy Thorpe, whose career was brought down by an affair with former model Norman Scott.Ben Whishaw co-stars with Grant as Scott.The trailer looks deliciously full of intrigue, mystery, danger, and, of course, scandal.[embedded content]‘I was rude, I was vile, I was queer, I was myself’In May 1979, Thorpe was tried at the Old Bailey on charges of conspiracy and incitement to murder. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Grant and Whishaw in the trailer | Photo: YouTube/BBC Hugh Grant makes ‘Very English’ Amazon Prime debutHere’s the hilarious reason Hugh Grant got a rash after kissing Ben WhishawConservative politician ‘uncomfortable’ with funding for LGBT history projectRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/hugh-grant-affair-miniseries/ Get ready to see Hugh Grant like you’ve never seen him before — playing the real-life disgraced politician, Jeremy Thorpe. Though he was acquitted on all charges, his political career never rebounded. However, by the time of his death in 2014, later Liberal leaders honored him for his work.The miniseries seems to follow Thorpe and Scott’s relationship and then subsequent scandal and court case. While Thorpe is trying to salvage his career, Scott focuses on not being able to speak his truth.As he says at the end of the trailer: ‘I was rude, I was vile, I was queer, I was myself.’The three-part miniseries arrives on the BBC later this year.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…
Share Updated: Obama Announces Cuts to FHA Insurance Premiums in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News January 7, 2015 766 Views FHA Mortgage Insurance National Association of Realtors Urban Institute 2015-01-07 Tory Barringer Updated to include additional comments and confirmation.The White House announced Wednesday that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce mortgage insurance premiums in an effort to boost U.S. homeownership.Bloomberg first reported Wednesday that FHA will cut its mortgage insurance premiums to 0.85 percent, a 0.5 percentage point reduction. President Obama was expected to make the announcement on Thursday in a scheduled speech on the housing market, but the White House made it official following initial media reports.FHA raised premiums in response to its declining mortgage insurance fund, which forced the agency to take a $1.7 billion bailout in 2013. Since then, it has rebuilt its capital, spurring some commentators to call for a cut.In a statement, the White House estimated that the reduction will translate to a $900 increase in annual mortgage payments for first-time buyers, with existing homebuyers expected to see similar savings.”This step is part of the President’s broader effort to expand responsible lending to creditworthy borrowers and increase access to sustainable rental housing for families not ready or wanting to buy a home,” the statement reads, adding that the Obama administration “will be taking additional steps to cut red tape and clarify lending standards” in the coming months.In a separate statement, HUD Secretary Julian Castro said the change will make homeownership more affordable for millions of Americans in the next three years.”By bringing our premiums down, we’re helping folks lift themselves up so they can open new doors of opportunity and strengthen their financial futures,” Castro said.The announcement is welcome news to many of housing’s biggest trade organizations, who have been vocal in the past few months about the consequences of higher premiums.In a statement to MReport, Chris Polychron, president of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), said the group is hopeful at the rumor, adding that current premiums “have priced too many potential home owners out of the market.” NAR estimates that in 2014 alone, nearly 234,000 creditworthy borrowers were priced out of the housing market because of high FHA premiums.”By lowering its fees, FHA will provide greater access to homeownership for historically underserved groups,” Polychron said. “I look forward to attending the speech … and sharing our views with President Obama.”Housing analysts have also joined the rising chorus of those urging for lower premiums. In a report put out before Wednesday’s announcement, researchers Laurie Goodman, Bing Bai, and Jun Zhu at the Urban Institute argue that FHA could still net at least $2 billion in 2015 with premiums as low as 0.9 percent annually, allowing the agency to continue rebuilding its insurance fund.”It makes sense to make up the shortfall more slowly, pricing new business more appropriately for the risk,” the group said. “Thus, rather than attempting to make $5.7–$6.8 billion with its 2015 book of business … it would serve the FHA better to lower the premiums and achieve the reserve at a more gradual pace.”Still, the move is bound to attract some measure of criticism, particularly among Republicans and analysts who say FHA is setting itself up for another disaster. In an interview with MReport in November, Edward Pinto, co-director and chief risk officer of the American Enterprise Institute’s International Center on Housing Risk, said it would be a bad course of action for the agency to bring premiums down, especially as it continues to engage in what he said are risky lending practices.”Since FHA’s financial future is still uncertain, now is not the time to reduce premiums. It has nowhere near the level of reserves to withstand even a minor recession,” Pinto said. “Given FHA’s current high risk practices, it would be imprudent to not stay the course; it should not lower premiums.”
in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Share Top 10 Cities to Save for Down Payments August 20, 2018 622 Views Down Payment Home Home Buyers HOUSING Millennials Zillow 2018-08-20 Radhika Ojha Saving up for a down payment is one of the biggest hurdles cited by first-time homebuyers when it comes to purchasing their abode. Now, according to a new study by Zillow Group’s RealEstate.com, it is easier to save for down payment in some cities than in others.The analysis, that identified 10 metros where first-time buyers could find it easier to save for their future home purchase, factored in the median household income among millennials and their estimated annual household savings to determine how long it would take to save for a 2o percent down payment on typical starter homes.It found that among all metros, it took buyers in Chicago around three years to save a 20 percent down payment on a home, making it the fastest among all the 35 metros analyzed in the study. Dallas, Detroit, and Baltimore were ranked second, third and fourth with saving for a home taking 3.5, 3.7 and 3.8 years respectively. At 3.9 years, homebuyers in Indiana could also look at being able to buy a home soon. Other cities on this list included Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Cleveland, Ohio; St. Louis, Montana; Austin, Texas; and Washington, D.C.The analysis said that since nearly half (44 percent) of buyers moved outside of their current city with their home purchase, “knowing which metros can help ease some of the down payment burdens can be valuable for first-time buyers considering moving.”Saving for down payments also depended a lot on how much a millennial household was able to save in each city. Giving an example, the analysis revealed that in Portland, Oregon, the estimated savings for a millennial household was $5,288, nearly half of that in Chicago, where average savings were $10,821. “Less savings combined with higher home values means a first-time buyer in Portland would need to save for more than 13 years to reach a 20 percent down payment on a starter home – the longest of the metros analyzed,” the report said.The study also found that it would take more than 10 years for a household to save up for a down payment in Denver, San Jose, and Riverside, California.