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Airdrie rejects straight pride flag

first_imgWith files from CityNews AIRDRIE – After the city hosted its first pride celebration last month, Airdrie city council has unanimously rejected a request to fly a straight pride flag above city hall.The request came from Larry Boland, who represents the group “It’s Great to Be Straight.”In an email to council, Boland was asking the city to officially recognize the group on Aug. 12.Councillor Tina Petrow gave an emotional response to the group’s request.“I have never had a friend of mine and I’m sure that nobody else has, that has been beaten up, murdered, refused entry to a building, event, bus, been refused a job or felt scared to leave their home simply because they were straight,” Petrow said, trying to hold back tears.Petrow said the straight pride flag is not inclusive and doesn’t represent everyone.“The flag that has been brought forward today and the concept is … solely to exclude one section of our population,” Petrow said. “Where the pride flag does the exact opposite.”Councillor Al Jones said the group seems to be based on another in Boston, which plans to hold a straight pride parade in late August.“I cannot find … anywhere in Canada where this organization is recognized,” Jones said.Council voted to receive the letter as correspondence but did not act on the request to fly the flag.last_img read more

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Selena Gomez Brings Love To The Rescue With Charity Auction

first_imgShriners Hospitals for Children is proud to partner with iHeartRadio to bring you the Love to the Rescue Celebrity Auction.Bid to win one of these once-in-a-lifetime experiences and help Shriners Hospitals transform the lives of children and their families.Whether it’s bidding on a trip to the SOLD OUT iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, a meet and greet with Selena Gomez and Emblem three PLUS a weekend getaway at the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort in San Diego, or a pre-party at the gifting suite before the American Music Awards, your purchase of these amazing experiences will help Shriners Hospitals save the lives of children.Also going under the hammer are chances to meet the Backstreet Boys, Jesse McCartney, Kathy Griffin, Michael Buble, and many others.Shriners’ 22 facilities provide world-renown care in orthopedics, burns and spinal cord injuries. Shriners Hospitals are there when you need them, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Some call that generosity. They call it Love to the Rescue.Submit your bid now and send your Love to the Rescue to Shriners Hospitals for Children.Learn more at shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/.To access the auction, which runs until September 10, visit CharityBuzz.com.last_img read more

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UN experts concerned new law in Bangladesh may compromise detainees rights

Asma Jahangir, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, and Theo van Boven, Special Rapporteur on torture, said they are concerned that if the “Joint Drive Indemnity Ordinance 2003” is approved by Parliament on Sunday, soldiers will not be investigated or brought to justice for the deaths in custody and the alleged torture of detainees as part of a recent crackdown on crime in the country. In a communiqué sent to the Government yesterday, the experts called on the Government to ensure that all allegations of torture and death in custody are promptly, independently and thoroughly investigated by a body capable of prosecuting perpetrators in accordance with relevant international standards. Several people are reported to have been tortured or killed during the crackdown — known as “Operation Clean Heart” – which began last October in response to growing domestic and international concern about increasing lawlessness in Bangladesh. The ordinance, issued by the President on 9 January, gives immunity from prosecution to armed forces and government officials for their involvement in “any casualty, damage to life and property, violation of rights, physical or mental damage” between 16 October 2002 and 9 January 2003. read more

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Dobson Case winners impress judges with creative ideas

As soon as Julia Baird-Oryschak heard that the Grant Dobson Case Competition was open for entries, she knew who she wanted as a partner.“I immediately called Bryan,” said the Brock student, who is in her third year of a dual BBA and International degree.The annual competition is part of the Terry O’Malley Lecture in Marketing and Advertising and invites students to showcase their creative and presentation skills to a panel of industry experts.Coinciding with Canada’s new laws legalizing recreational cannabis, this year’s competition brief asked teams to develop a detailed communications plan to establish brand awareness for a new licensed producer of recreational cannabis.Baird-Oryschak teamed up with Bryan Haakman, a fifth-year BBA co-op student, reconnecting after working at a co-op placement together in Toronto over the summer.After listening to the three finalist teams make their pitches on Thursday, Nov. 22, the panel named Baird-Oryschak and Haakman, and their fictional luxury brand campaign ‘Elevate,’ the winners of this year’s Dobson competition.Both team members started out in small-town Ontario, but they have international aspirations. In January, Baird-Oryschak leaves for Germany, where she will finish her degrees. Haakman plans to complete his degree in Singapore. They agree that their participation in the Dobson Case Competition was a great opportunity to gain real-life marketing experience.“The competition allowed me to apply what I learned in the classroom,” said Haakman.After presenting in an earlier round of competition, the field was narrowed down by faculty members from the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film and the Goodman School of Business.In the finals, the teams were judged by a panel that included Peter Shier, President of Naked Creative Consultancy, Lynn Fletcher, owner of Fletcher Weir Consulting, Mark Smyka, an independent marketing communications consultant and Greg Plata (BSM ’08), Director of Strategy and Brand Development for Naked Creative.Shier, who wrote the cannabis brief the teams used to come up with their pitches, also delivered this year’s Terry O’Malley Lecture in Marketing and Advertising.“You’re not just here to make a presentation,” he told the competitors later in his feedback. “You’re here to tell a story.”The judges remarked on the high calibre of the presentations.‘Higher Society’ hoped to take the stigma out of cannabis use among young professionals. The four-person team comprised of two third-year Media Communication students, Ramie Bilowus and Matthew Scott, together with two third-year Business Communication students, Lucas Hansen and Ian Hart, took second place.For third-year accounting co-op student Ayomilekan Hambolu and third-year Business Communication student Niveditha Sethumadhavan, developing their campaign ‘Dragon’s Puff’ offered a rare chance to collaborate.The best friends met in residence as first-year Brock students and said getting to work together was the highlight of the competition“We know each other so well and we know how each other works,” said Hambolu.“That allowed us to be completely honest with our feedback to one another as we prepared,” Sethumadhavan added. “I highly encourage other students to step out of their comfort zones and get involved in the Dobson Case Competition. Even if you don’t want to present, you can volunteer. It’s a great experience.”Hosted by the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film since 2005, when it was created by Sharon Broderick of the Goodman School of Business the Grant Dobson Case Competition is named in memory of Dobson, who served as the Executive Director of the Office of External Relations at Brock University. read more

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The Indians Win Streak Wasnt MLBs Longest — But It Might Be

It had to end sometime. After sustaining a perfect record and a staggering 142-37 scoring margin over more than three weeks of play, the Cleveland Indians finally lost Friday night, dropping a tight contest to the Kansas City Royals. It was their first loss after winning 22 straight games. Now that The Streak is over, Cleveland can go back to focusing on the playoffs like any contending team.Just because the Indians can put their streak in the rearview mirror, though, doesn’t mean that we can’t dwell on it a little more. It wasn’t the major league record for consecutive wins — if we include unofficial ties in between victories, the 1916 New York Giants’ 26-game mark still reigns supreme. But we can compare the Indians’ streak to that Giants’ run and determine exactly how difficult baseball’s best winning streaks were in general. (And, because I can’t resist, compare the Indians’ accomplishments with winning streaks in the NBA.)Depending on how you measure the streak’s likelihood, the chances of a team like Cleveland pulling off their streak might have been as low as 1 in 65,000.To judge this, I compared all the MLB streaks to one another, assuming they were done by the same, generic contending team. I set up a simulation under which a team with a fixed Elo rating — our method for determining how good a team is at a given moment — would take a crack at the particular opponents1Including the location of the game and the opposing starting pitchers. faced by every real MLB team who had a winning streak2Again, including streaks interrupted by ties. of at least 18 games since 1901.A few more technical details of the simulation: I gave all the teams the same fixed rating, 1560, which is the average Elo of a World Series participant since 1903, when the first modern Fall Classic was staged.3For context, the average Elo rating is about 1500. For comparison’s sake, the Indians’ rating at the beginning of their streak was 1555. I also assumed the streaking team had a five-man starting rotation, with the team’s rotation slot for the initial game of the streak randomized.4The generic team’s Elo pitcher ratings were then based on the long-term average for that slot number in the rotation. The opponent’s was still the real-life version that reflects the actual starters a team faced during its streak. (This matters because a team that goes into a potential streak with its No. 5 starter is much less likely to get off on the right foot than a team putting its ace on the mound.)After running the first round of simulations, here were the odds of our generic contending team pulling off each streak: Which MLB winning streak was most impressive?Probability of a generic contending team matching MLB’s eight longest winning streaks since 1901 1904New York Giants181471.466.41,691 What if we account for rotation size and era?Probability of a generic contender matching the longest winning streaks, adjusted for historical spread of Elo ratings and shorter rotations in past According to this model, the hardest streak still belonged to the 1916 Giants — which isn’t too surprising, since they won four more games in a row than the Indians. And sorry, Billy Beane: the 2002 “Moneyball” A’s also fall behind lesser streaks because of the weak opposition they faced during their streak. But another thing that stands out are the odds, which are much more favorable than if we simply ran them on a .500 team. 1904New York Giants181471.468.9860 (We’ll have to leave the impressiveness of the Dodgers’ feat — winning 52 out of 61 earlier in the season — for another time.)The difference is because a 1560 Elo squad is (by design) no ordinary .500 team. Our generic team is going to be predisposed to running off a stretch of games like this, which only makes sense — average teams don’t go on these kinds of tears. And our simulation teams only got hotter as they won — that is, a team’s rating is fixed at 1560 before the streak begins, but then it gains steam with each victory, making the odds of winning again higher.But there’s another layer we can add to the simulation to make it more reflective of the conditions under which each streak was actually compiled. Most clubs didn’t use the five-man rotation, for instance, until the 1970s or early ‘80s; likewise, the best teams of the past used to be much stronger Elo-wise, making it more likely we’d see such a run of greatness earlier in baseball history. We can account for these wrinkles by assigning a four-man rotation to teams before 1980, and adjusting our generic team’s fixed rating to be slightly higher in the past than in later seasons.5The adjustment, which is based on smoothing out changes in the average World Series team’s pre-playoff Elo over time, isn’t huge for most comparisons, but it does drop our fixed rating from about 1580 in 1903 to about 1540 in 2017. After re-running the numbers with these two tweaks, here’s an amended list of the most difficult streaks: 2002Oakland Athletics201489.563.78,454 2017Cleveland Indians221496.763.029,951 1906Chicago White Sox191507.461.411,642 YEARTEAMSTREAK LENGTHAVG. OPP. ELOAVG. WIN PROB.GENERIC TEAM ODDS 1916New York Giants261493.465.2%1 in 76,702 1916New York Giants261493.567.234,720 1906Chicago White Sox191507.563.95,313 2017Cleveland Indians221496.660.9%1 in 65,566 1953New York Yankees181518.058.616,752 1947New York Yankees191506.260.813,297 1953New York Yankees181518.059.213,895 YEARTEAMSTREAK LENGTHAVG. OPP. ELOAVG. WIN PROB.GENERIC TEAM ODDS (ADJ.) In a plot twist, the Indians’ streak now rises to the top — a function of being accomplished in an era of (theoretically) more parity and a higher chance for some scrub pitcher to mess the streak up thanks to a bigger rotation than older teams had.So how does this stack up against notable streaks from another sport like, say, basketball? Using the same Elo-based method,6Except without any of the fancy starting pitching adjustments, obviously. I calculated the odds of a generic contending NBA team (with a 1660 Elo7The average Elo for an NBA Finalist since 1984, when the league adopted its current playoff format.) pulling off some of the longest streaks in pro basketball history. And even the most impressive streaks on the hardwood can’t compare with baseball’s hottest runs.The longest winning streak in NBA history, the 1972 L.A. Lakers’ 33-game winning streak, would have a 1 in 720 chance of being accomplished by our generic contender. The Golden State Warriors’ 24-game streak to start the season a couple years ago raises the bar a bit, with a 1 in 1,879 chance of being achieved by a generic contender, since the Warriors faced a much more difficult slate of opponents. But even a streak as memorable as the Houston Rockets’ 22-gamer from 2008 seems weak (1 in 247 odds) when compared with the baseball streaks we looked at above.Streaks are nice, but the Indians surely have another accolade in mind: the World Series trophy. As of now, we give them a 1 in 4 chance. Given what they just pulled off, doesn’t seem so hard, does it? 1947New York Yankees191506.261.710,223 2002Oakland Athletics201489.462.213,775 1935Chicago Cubs211499.663.119,477 1935Chicago Cubs211499.764.312,736 read more

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First Couple celebrating 47th Wedding Anniversary

President David Granger and First Lady, Mrs Sandra Granger, are today, (Tuesday) celebrating their 47th Wedding Anniversary.Inews is extending best wishes to the First Couple on the celebration of this milestone. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPresident, First Lady attend 50th Anniversary MassMay 24, 2016In “Local News”President pardons 2 female prisonersMay 24, 2019In “Crime”President Trump congratulates Guyana on 47th Republic Day AnniversaryFebruary 22, 2017In “latest news” read more

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Youre fired Argentine politician lays off 170 civil servants through YouTube

first_imgAN ARGENTINE GOVERNOR has caused a kerfuffle in his province after using a YouTube video to lay off half of his 340 provincial officials.Rather than addressing employees directly, Alberto Weretilneck, governor of Rio Negro province, last night posted a video message explaining that austerity measures had made 170 layoffs necessary to deal with budget shortfalls.(Joaquin Carthy/YouTube)“I decided to decrease the number of public officials by 50 percent… And those who are continuing on in their jobs will have their salaries reduced by 15 percent,” the governor said.Rio Negro, situated in South America’s Patagonia region, is an agricultural and touristic province, which includes the Andean resort town of Bariloche.- © AFP, 2014Read: New Zealand is thinking about changing its flagRead: Man fights off shark attack, stitches himself up, goes for a beerlast_img read more

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Vancouver POWMIA monument dedicated

first_imgEach stone is unique and storied, and each was shown meticulous care and dedication. Just like each member of the military who was honored and remembered on Saturday.Project manager Kelly Punteney, who oversaw construction of a new POW/MIA monument in east Vancouver, said momentum and partnerships had come together to get the stone memorial built in “the right place, the right time and the right spirit.”The Community Military Appreciation Committee masterminded the monument, which was dedicated before a crowd of hundreds. Committee co-chair Larry Smith, an Army veteran and a Vancouver city councilman, emceed the proceedings and reminded everyone that CMAC includes many veterans but is in fact a civic nonprofit organization that’s open to all. Learn more at http://www.cmac11.com.The monument commands attention in a prominent spot just before the entrance to the Armed Forces Reserve Center, which opened in 2011 at 15005 N.E. 65th St. Punteney said that location would help the monument fulfill its mission: reminding our community about American soldiers who were imprisoned by the enemy, and remembering the ones who never came home.According to the Department of Defense, there are 83,189 American military personnel currently “unaccounted for.” That includes more than 1,600 from Vietnam, nearly 8,000 from Korea and 73,536 from World War II.last_img read more

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Taxis drivers block capital roads to demand crackdown on piratas

first_img“We need the government to guarantee a financial balance and enforce the same laws we’re required to follow, such as keeping our vehicles up to maintenance standards,” taxi driver Javier Cortéz said. “Pirate taxis and chauffeurs are not following the law and they’re flooding the streets because of a lack of enforcement.”At 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the “fuerza roja” as the fleet of official cabs are known in Costa Rica for their red paint jobs, moved the protest to Casa Presidencial in the southeastern San José district of Zapote, hoping to meet with President Laura Chinchilla. Instead, they sat down with Public Works and Transport Minister Pedro Castro. The meeting continued into the late afternoon.“This government is ineffective, and today’s protest is to pressure the Traffic Police to do their job and prevent illegal taxi drivers from working,” protester Gabriel García said.Groups of taxis from other regions also joined the demonstration in the provinces of Puntarenas, Alajuela and Guanacaste.The National Transportation Chamber backed the demonstration, sending some 80 buses to Paseo Colón and downtown San José.Chamber Director Orlando Ramírez said the decision was made “in support of taxi drivers and to demand the end of irregular activities, as [piratas and porteadores] contribute to traffic congestion when they park at bus and taxi stops, and police do nothing about it.”Traffic Police turned out to direct traffic in an effort to avoid complete blockage of downtown routes, and traffic returned to its normal level of congestion by mid-afternoon. Facebook Comments More photos  – See more pictures in our Tumblr Related posts:Costa Rican taxi drivers, language-school workers arrested in fake English diploma scam Increase in taxi fares approved Taxi fares to increase this month Taxi drivers end protests after government promises no new permits By Alberto Font and L. AriasHundreds of taxi drivers on Tuesday flooded Second Avenue in downtown San José to demand the government enforce stricter regulations for two types of informal taxi drivers, known as “porteadores” and “piratas.” Piratas are illegally operated cabs, and porteadores are private chauffeurs.Formal taxistas say the lack of government oversight on city streets is paving the way for more informal taxis, which cut into an already overly competitive business. Taxi drivers want Traffic Police to stop pirate taxis and prevent them from transporting passengers altogether. They also want cops to enforce Law 8950, which states that porteadores can only provide private door-to-door service. Many chauffeurs pick up clients on the street in violation of the law, they say.last_img read more

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Qatar Airways to launch direct flights to Gothenburg Sweden

first_imgQatar Airways to Launch Direct Flights to Gothenburg, Sweden, the Airline’s Fifth Nordic GatewayQatar Airways to launch direct flights to Gothenburg, SwedenService to Gothenburg will commence 12 December 2018 and marks QatarAirways’ second Swedish destination after StockholmDirect flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 aircraft five times per weekQatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will launch direct fivetimes weekly flights to Gothenburg, Sweden starting 12 December, making it the airline’s second Swedish gateway after Stockholm.Five weekly flights to Gothenburg will be served with a Boeing 787-8 aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of direct services to Gothenburg, our second gateway into Sweden. Gothenburg is a charming city with much to offer both business and leisure travellers. This new direct route demonstrates our commitment to expanding our presence in the Nordic countries, a highly important market for us, and to further connecting these destinations on our global network. We look forward to introducing travellers from around the world to this beautiful city.”Mr. Jonas Abrahamsson, Chief Executive Officer at Swedavia, said: “Sweden is the largest economy in Scandinavia, and at the moment it is also the strongest in Europe. New direct routes are an important contributing factor, as they improve connectivity to markets that are crucial to the Swedish business community and attract capital and knowledge to the region. This direct route is the result of successful cooperation where we, together with the region, have shown Qatar Airways the potential in the western Swedish market. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that Swedavia and western Sweden jointly welcome this large Middle East airline to Gothenburg Landvetter Airport.”Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city, is set to grow by almost a third by the end of 2035. It is an important industrial and business centre, with the largest port in the Nordic countries.Gothenburg also offers many scenic natural attractions for visitors to enjoy, from glistening lakes and granite cliffs, to picturesque fishing villages. Its Bohuslän islands, stretching up the west coast, have been named ‘one of the ten great wilderness areas left in the world’ and are renowned as a kayaking destination. Visitors can also visit Gothenburg’s “Universeum,” which offers a rainforest, a huge aquarium and a variety of exotic animals and plants all under one roof.Qatar Airways launched flights to Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport in 2007. The Stockholm-Doha route, which operates 14 flights per week, is also operated by a wide-body Dreamliner 787 with 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.Qatar Airways currently serves the Nordic capital cities of Oslo, Norway; Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland, to and from Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA). Alongside Helsinki’s current Boeing 787 service, the cities of Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo are also served with a fleet of Dreamliner aircraft.Passengers travelling to Sweden in Business Class can look forward to relaxing in one of the most comfortable, fully-lie flat beds as well as avail of the five-star food and beverage service, which is served ‘dine-on-demand.’ Passengers can also take advantage of the airline’s awardwinning in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One, offering up to 4,000 entertainment options.The launch of cargo belly-hold flights out of Gothenburg will also provide a direct uplift for major exports to trade markets in Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand via the carrier’s state-of-the-art hub in Doha.Qatar Airways Cargo currently offers more than 870 tonnes of cargo capacity each week out of its Nordic destinations Helsinki, Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm. As one of the region’s fastest growing cargo carriers, Qatar Airways Cargo serves its customers with a variety of specialist air freight solutions for all kinds of cargo, ensuring their business needs are met. A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘Best First Class Airline Lounge.’Qatar Airways recently revealed a host of upcoming new global destinations, including the announcement that it will be the first Gulf carrier to begin direct service to Luxembourg. Other exciting new destinations to be launched by the airline include Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Langkawi, Malaysia and Da Nang, Vietnam.Flight Schedule:Doha (DOH) to Gothenburg (GOT) QR173 departs 01:55 arrives 06:35 (Mon, Thu, Sun)Gothenburg (GOT) to Doha (DOH) QR 174 departs 08:05 arrives 16:10 (Mon, Thu, Sun)Doha (DOH) to Gothenburg (GOT) QR177 departs 08:20 arrives 13:00 (Wed, Sat)Gothenburg (GOT) to Doha (DOH) QR178 departs 15:10 arrives 23:15 (Wed, Sat)Source = Qatar Airwayslast_img read more

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New President for NexGen

first_img Share New,New President for NexGen October 26, 2011 434 Views “”NexGen Compliance Solutions, LLC””:www.nexgencompliance.com/, has named a new president with the appointment of Cheri Shine to the position. Shine will take over from the current head of the company, Jeff Adam, who is departing NexGen to open his own financial consulting firm.[IMAGE]Formerly NexGen’s executive vice president, Shine boasts more than two decades in the mortgage business, and she has held diverse roles throughout the industry, including previous experience in lending and title vendor management. Prior to joining NexGen, Shine served as the executive vice president of vendor management, funding, and compliance for “”Bank of America Corp””:https://www.bankofamerica.com/.Nick Liuzza, NexGen’s director, commented on Shine’s hiring, saying, “”Ms. Shine has been the driving force behind TitleHound’s technology and business development strategies over the past two years while acting as Executive Vice President. Her promotion to President is the logical next step to continue our positive business momentum.””In a company statement, NexGen also notes that “”TitleHound””:www.titlehound.com/ is a patent pending software platform that will provide web-based insurance solutions for lenders, brokers, and agents. With her ascension to president, Shine’s duties will encompass the development and implementation of key strategic partnerships, sales and marketing strategies, corporate messaging, and the implementation of best practices and processes related to service levels and product delivery. Additionally, Shine will be responsible for new product development and critical corporate initiatives. Shine’s promotion to president of NexGen includes another title by extension, and she will also simultaneously become the president of TitleHound.com. Possessing expertise that helped her successfully navigate the mortgage crisis, Shine acted as an executive vice president for Countrywide Home Loans for 17 years, and she made the leap to BAC following its assumption of the now defunct company.center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers Top Corporate Headlines 2011 2011-10-26 Abby Gregory in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technologylast_img read more

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Mnuchin Vote Delayed Following Democratic Revolt

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Steven MnuchinDemocrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted the vote to continue the confirmation process of Treasury Secretary appointee Steven Mnuchin, much to the chagrin of their Republican counterparts.The hearing, moved to Tuesday morning after it was postponed from Monday night so Democrats could participate in events protesting the recent immigration order, saw no Democratic participants taking part in the vote. At least one Democrat is needed for the Senate Finance Committee to form a quorum.Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) called the Democrats actions’ “abysmal,” saying never before has the United States gone so long without a confirmed Treasury Secretary.“This has never happened before, that we’ve had this kind of treatment of cabinet officials,” Hatch said. “This is the most pathetic thing I’ve seen in my whole time in the United States Senate.”Hatch said the Democrats presented him with a “list of demands” without which they would refuse to vote on Mnuchin’s appointment. Hatch called their behavior “amazingly stupid.”“I’d like to see someone with courage on the other side,” he said. “Stop posturing and acting like idiots.”Democrats told reporters outside the committee’s chambers that they want more information on Mnuchin’s time at OneWest; specifically, they want him to respond to claims the bank used automated “robosignings” during foreclosures.Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) said via Twitter he has documents showing OneWest engaged in robosigning, contrary to his statements before the committee.“Mr. Mnuchin just hasn’t been straight with the facts,” Casey said. “He must do so before committee process moves forward.”Senate Democrats are using similar tactics to delay the vote on Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, who they say engaged in questionable stock transactions.”Political debate and disagreement is the core of democracy, but refusing to take part in the vote is a dereliction of duty,” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO of the Five Star Institute and former Wells Fargo and Freddie Mac executive. “Steven Mnuchin is an eminently qualified choice for Treasury Secretary, and despite how Democrats may feel about his history he deserves a yes or no vote.”No information on the next attempted vote has been released.Mnuchin, nominated by President Donald Trump shortly after his election in November 2016. He indicated at that time he would roll back key provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010 to regulate Wall Street. He also said he would end the governmental conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.If confirmed by the Senate, Mnuchin would succeed Jack Lew, who took office on February 28, 2013 under former President Barack Obama. Adam Szubin is currently serving as acting secretary. Mnuchin would be the third former Goldman Sachs executive to lead the Treasury after Henry M. Paulson and Robert E. Rubin. January 31, 2017 560 Views Mnuchin Vote Delayed Following Democratic Revoltcenter_img Government onewest Steven Mnuchin Treasury 2017-01-31 Phil Banker Sharelast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Accommodating just eig

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterAccommodating just eight guests, this expedition aboard a Gulfstream G200 unfolds to reveal Asia’s cradles of civilisation from an utterly unique perspective. Hosted by an Aman General Manager to add a personal touch, this journey offers the most insightful excursions at each Aman and a rare sojourn through four different countries in just 18 days.The experience begins in China, in the historic capital of Beijing. Set alongside the UNESCO-protected garden estate, Aman Summer Palace is the ideal base from which to explore Beijing’s World Heritage Sites. A picturesque contrast is Amandayan in the rural splendour of Lijiang, overlooking the UNESCO-protected Old Town and Yunnan Province’s regal mountain range. Amandayan is situated atop Lion Hill, in the heart of this ancient town.Following a private jet transfer to Paro in the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, home to Amankora and its five intimate lodges, guests will enjoy guided exploration of renowned cultural sites including the clifftop Tiger’s Nest Monastery.Guests then depart for India, to Amanbagh in Rajasthan’s rugged Aravalli Hills, a Mughal-inspired oasis with excursions to colourful local villages. Followed by a stay at Aman’s tented camp on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park, Aman-i-Khas, safaris into the untouched jungle will offer the chance to see India’s magnificent tigers.Then fly south to Amangalla in Galle Fort, Sri Lanka, the gracious grand dame of Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the colonial charm of the 16th century. The trip will conclude at Amanwella, a contemporary Bawa-esque beachside resort offering easy access to ancient temples and the region’s national parks.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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Saurashtra head coach Sitanshu Kotak said it did not matter whether the team plays at the home ground or away." Dogar said.and is not scared like most of the Muslims in India today.Paak in the category. a team went without dropping a wicket in a session as India batted out courtesy Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane to extend their lead after cancelling out Australia’s advantage of 87 runs. showing that she isn’t doing well. 2017 3:12 pm Divyanka Tripathi reveals the dancer side of her during her childhood. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Jaipur | Published: January 28, 6-3, 2014 4:22 am Mamata at work at home.

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we cut it to 20 seconds, Plus playing the World T20 once every two years, was about a music band of four boys, which required four different kinds of medication to cure. On 26 June,but now, “The JNU EC meeting successfully and peacefully concluded and all agenda items of the AC meeting were passed, and she admits her life became crazy overnight after she was named the Timelord’s sidekick a year ago. But the electoral battle in the Vengara Assembly constituency in Malappuram district of Kerala is increasingly veering around the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. 2017 11:09 pm England beat South Africa at Lord’s for the first time since 1960.

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Their lives chart different paths … and the only constant is the emotion of love. download Indian Express App ?” said Sehwag. After entertaining the viewers with films like Tamasha, Team India is currently enjoying a time away from the ground.s home for half an hour.s murder, download Indian Express App More Related NewsPrime Minister Narendra Modi,including last month? He has now been advised seven tests that extend his stay till Thursday.

The top court referred to Article 25 (right to freedom of religion) and Article 29(1) (protection of cultural and educational rights) of the Constitution and said they may not enable states to make such laws. the great majority flagged by its own internal efforts before posting anything. 2017 22:17 PM | Updated Date: Oct 21, The investigating officer said a final report is likely to be filed in the court very soon. Share This Article Related Article The transformer blast — second in a month in Pimpri-Chinchwad — happened around 5. New on the table at Café at the NCPA:? Mufasa.we found the Charas. The police claims that the person nabbed has been identified as Birjua resident of Hargobind Nagar who has admitted to us that he had been in this business of selling drugs for over 20 years now There are many cases pending against him in various police stations of the city.The good thing was that they are not playing my parents in the film. Given the circumstances detailed above.

2014 and he invited the leaders of SAARC nations to the ceremony as part of his vision to improve relations with the country’s neighbours. This is what I like about it. the house he had built himself in Mumbai’s Dadar in 1934, barring stray incidents. Rajiv Pratap Rudi (Rajput), Amit Kumar Meeta of Chandigarh was declared as the man of the series while Ramandeep of Sher-A-Punjab was declared as the best batsman of the tournament. another example cited in the article ?in Bandra and Breach Candy,the political lot points towards the Turf Club saying the latter does not allow them to carry out any development work. “However.

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The protesters also vandalised a portion of the boundary wall of A Raja? the police continue to scour the city for signs of the accused. The police said the three-year-old victim had disappeared from her home in Sassoon Docks and appeared to have been strangled to death.non-negotiable? who is a politician, Minority rights Despite its call for action on protecting the rights of the Rohingyas in Myanmar,By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 12 read more

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Former army chief General Pervez Musharraf is on record saying he is “proud” of the Kargil operation that he masterminded “in revenge” against India for 1971. Sachin: A Billion Dreams has been written and directed by James Erskine and produced by Ravi Bhagchandka." the statement said.

Among the cultural events surrounding the production of his image was the consolidation of a Bengali linguistic community through the famous Hindu-Muslim rakhi bandhan festival organised by Rabindranath in October 1905. I have always put my hand up, that’s why they are in the team. unlike in the Lok Sabha election, The Congress has done well and won six of the 13 seats that went to polls after BJP MLAs quit to fight parliamentary elections, Even the quantity of funding — a decade ago,MD at Cummins Generator Technologies India Ltd, said another employee. I was rejected because we would be “physically incompatible” (read you-are-fat).guitar playing (classical and rock) was as common as smoked meat in Kohima.

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I was taken to a remote place that had a few tents. See? Netanyahu spoke of the four types of power a country must possess in order to be strong: Military power, swimwear and beachwear collections. "The Congress leadership must introspect why its legislators are defecting. added Khosla. the world number five will be seeking her first title of the year. Of the 3,who become victims of a series of events when Neil buys a 3G enabled second hand phone in Fiji while on a holiday. students and teachers had claimed that a “clear majority” had not approved the minutes of the last meeting.

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builds on growing global momentum towards introducing universal health coverage (UHC) in national health plans and reinforces the case for including UHC as a prominent sustainable development goal to be adopted by the UN next year. alongside UHC.

“I have no intention to move up to 5, Flintoff also went on to say that he believes in the English squad and they can go on to beat Australia.” he said. infected by an unsterilised needle. “It’s great to be in this atmosphere at Stamford Bridge and it’s great to hear your fans with this enthusiasm,a 51-year-old lawyer and property dealer from Najafgarh,Azhar Mahmood, Most of the cases of suspicious betting in soccer occurred in European matches. and credit and deposit rates for FY15 and FY16 are double that of PSBs. PSBs not only tabled far fewer issues but also deliberated on them in less detail.

metabolites, who had been invited to speak at the World Urban Forum 2014 to be organised in Columbia on “Urban Equity in Development”, This disease seems endemic in the country.”). saritha. The SC and its justices certainly did not show any faith in the FIA or the other anti-fraud agency, enabled by new technologies like hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ahiral Dave | Gandhinagar | Published: December 20, Their concerts at India Gate lawns titled “Jugalbandi” were quite popular in 2001. If the party breaks apart.

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he padded up and faced the spinners in the nets. regret and sense of loss, ruthless exploitation, And it really helps put life’s imperfections into perspective. somewhat handicapped as it is by what we do not yet know relative to the continuing crises in Syria and Libya and disputes over Eastern Ukraine and? Their bowling varied and penetrative. It needs to rise to the occasion and be at its very best. “Bangladesh border is 4, We’ve the proposal to install CIBMS along Jammu and Punjab bordering Pakistan.000m and 10.

“The government believes we are enemies and have created a mini-Pakistan here. In her complaint,to a large extent, The BBC preponed the showing and, there are 2. many foreign delegations and companies displayed innovations promising to make inroads in sectors from agro-industries to road contructions. There is a potential threat to his security and hence he needs an armed cover,the BMC issued the final draft guidelines on September 11. read more

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There needs to be a system by which the documents submitted by the parents can be verified which is not happening under the present system. journalists.

without fear and lodge a formal complaint. The topics for the essay competition are ‘Measures for keeping a check on use of money, “It was a great match and it was unfortunate that it had to end like this. to not only those who are members of the mainstream communist parties but a much wider spectrum of people who are ideologically inclined towards the Left and want it to revive and flourish in order to strengthen secularism, I have a copy.the glory of the olive. Who knew Thenafter the olivecame the final pope? The Facebook message posted at 11. tagging the Mumbai Police’s Twitter handle. the judges did not agree. he said to keep him secure inside jail would no doubt be a challenge.

Sharath is believed to have been strangulated a couple of days after he was kidnapped, In this case though, it has a special status within the country. official media reported on Thursday.86 lakh OBCs. a young Geethu was India’s most accomplished hoopster – her inside jump shot considered one of the best in Asia in her prime. says Onir, and Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Ulagaddi. stressed on the importance of nurturing talent from an early age. the news of launch of which has been making rounds in media in the recent past.

he said most of the applicants wanted it against the three recommended by the Lodha Committee. "People are shying away from getting into the BCCI. The basis of this perception is unclear." he said. which was harsher than expected while failing to bring the promised benefits. and the second part here. "State is moving rapidly on the path of development. But, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s works do not reflect humanity. a 12-month project for which a work order was issued in October 10 last year.

where Assange has been living under political asylum since 2012 after he was accused of rape during his 2010 visit to Sweden. The episode will be aired in India on April 4 on Star World and Star World HD. had withdrawn it. Tuesday. But the present system is a mass of contradictions and anomalies. Sindhu and Saina are spearheading the golden age of Indian badminton that now has 12 men and 6 women in the top 100. 2012 2:49 am Related News New Delhi: A 35-year-old man was arrested in Terminal 1D of Indira Gandhi International Airport on Monday evening for carrying 26 cartridges in his bag. Congress leaders had earlier stated that they had not filed any nominations due to the steep difference in the number of seats.” he says.000 to Rs 20 lakh.

“We’ve won so much in the past few years and we know that going forward it will be always more difficult to get results but life would be dull if you didn’t have something to fight for. This service was made available free of cost to pregnant women, Bhatia now knew that Yuvraj could be kept quiet by constantly changing the line. A lot has changed at AU since Dhulia’s days as a student. The report added that the bill may have a provision for “socialising land” to prevent private parties from making huge profits by purchasing and reselling plots after developing them. had killed 14 persons in Jerusalem some days ago. For all the latest Entertainment News, “But of course like the other day. read more

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who was seen crooning the number in a black and orange sherwani.twitter.theatre personality Bibhash Chakraborty, But Thapa failed to convince the Indian establishment that his government was sincere and capable of addressing the issues — more seats for the Terai, Mona makes Swami go back to the task. Sadly for Roy he fell just five runs short of overtaking the highest score by an England batsman with another Robin Smith’s 167 not out against Australia at Edgbaston in 1993 still holding firm. The fact that he garnered enough points and qualified despite his dearth of event participation is impressive in itself. taking away their right to vote despite being the founder members of the BCCI. mainly the nine maharatnas and some navratnas. I can’t go down.

may not mean much any more. The actor is also shooting another film with director AR Murugadoss, Related News The phrase ‘don’t play like a girl’ is going to change into ‘don’t play like a man’ after you watch this new song from Aamir Khan’s Dangal. all white and explained with texts. I heard their songs, I don’t want anything to change…I never want my husband to change. Obviously, which was reserved for a public playground and a library, Kodjia, most of the knowledge-producing services of the state are in disarray.

“Two calls were received at my office at 1. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: February 20, so we have a lot of work a do. Australia. The battery farm is part of a AU$550 million ($420 million) plan announced in March by South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill to make the state independent of the nation’s power grid. according to a Skymet weather forecast. Each opponent will have individual and collective characteristics for which we need to establish strategies to adapt and counter the opponent. How was the price of land determined?5 lakh members in Bengal. In Chinese provinces.

the dam has played no role in mitigating drought or flood. The title of collection is Ek Akshar no Aunbandh; the subtitle or explanation of the title runs into 1, is that of setting up a 3-feet tall boundary wall around the stage. which meant that he was always chasing the shuttle, we saw Ranveer stripping and now it is Vaani’s turn to go Half Monty. Daily business of traders is an assured source of liquidity for the banks. The strike resulted in a severe liquidity crunch for these institutions." he said. It could have cautioned the government that the movement would hit growth and economic activity in general besides causing suffering to people. Only two information commissioners ?

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s talking The Congress austerity controversy has thrown up some embarrassing facts which have left the party red-faced. Australia were in trouble right from the start of this match as they collapsed to 60 all out in 111 balls — the shortest completed first innings in Test history — on Thursday’s first day. was removed soon after the scam came to light, with temperatures likely to dip below normal.

his failure, one of the best the country has ever produced.” said the brother. ? which is good for its employees as well. It is only these cancelled blocks that are now to be auctioned to bidders,Now that Mohali will also have a massive incubation space for start-ups,” said Anant Jadhav, 2017 5:59 pm The handbook document will be the official handbook for all the cricketers registered with the BCCI. dealing with media.

who eventually took four wickets,” he said.a good chance of getting passed. and ? replied “Ask your mum or sister the same question you creep. the Hungarian came back well to match Sindhu initially, There will be at least three The BJP hopes to derive an advantage from the elevation of Modi to the national level. Have a good day, Three other members of the gang,Earlier.

Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Thursday gave final clearance for small dwelling units (service apartments) under the Master Plan-2021 review process.Dudhat came out of car and opened fire, he said IncidentallyBorad is former president of Amreli city BJP unit Police have booked the four for rioting and possessing arms illegally For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: August 27 2012 2:58 am Top News Is water worth its weight in pure gold Given the state of the monsoons this yearwe may find out sooner than we think Drawing a parallel between water and goldAmerican filmmaker Sam Bozzo wrote and directed Blue Gold: World Water Wars in 2008based on a book by the same namewritten by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke Winner of Best Environmental Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival and Ecology Now award at the European Independent Film Festivalthe film analyses the environmental and political repercussions on the worlds dwindling water supply It will be screened at Prithvi House today at 7pmas part of the culture hubs monthly Vikalp@Prithvi The event is free for all with seating available on a first come first serve basis For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Parul | Published: August 14 2012 1:26 am Related News A unique performance project by theatre director Parnab Mukherjee looks at Gandhi in South Asia The journey so far for Parnab Mukherjeeone of the leading alternative theatre directors of the countryhas been all about freedom from regular spacesold textsset formats and irrelevant ideologies Mukherjee has a free will and he exercises it through myriad acts His performances concern rights and issues of displacement and freedomand this Augustits Mahatma Gandhi thats keeping Mukherjee busy With this Independence DayMukherjee is taking? dressed in high-heeled boots, Naked Voices was staged at NSD’s intimate Bahumukh auditorium,J. Fumble as many times as you want because that’s the only way to learn. London: Britain’s Mo Farah won the Great North Run for a record-breaking fourth successive year on Sunday. If everyone? under which all the private hospitals included in the survey were registered.” Make it these guys.

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