UN chief thankful for the release of kidnapped civilian staff in Darfur

13 December 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced deep gratitude today on hearing of the release of two civilian staff members of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) after more than 100 days in captivity in the war-torn western flank of Sudan. The two staffers – one man and one woman – who were abducted at gunpoint from their residence in West Darfur state on 29 August are now free and in the care of UNAMID. “The Secretary-General commends the efforts of UNAMID and the Government of Sudan in securing the freedom of the abductees,” according to a statement attributable to his spokesperson.His statement underscored the importance of the peacekeeping and humanitarian work undertaken by UNAMID and reiterated that primary responsibility for the safety and security of all humanitarian and peacekeeping personnel lies with the host Government.Last weekend five blue helmets from Rwanda were killed in two separate incidents on Friday and Saturday, bringing the total number of peacekeepers who have lost their lives in Darfur since UNAMID deployed at the start of 2008 to 22.The recent attacks follow the shooting and wounding of three other peacekeepers, also by unidentified gunmen, in West Darfur in October, and the killing of another in South Darfur in May.UNAMID was established in 2007 to try to quell the violence in Darfur, where an estimated 300,000 people have been killed and 2.7 million others displaced as a result of a conflict pitting rebels against Government forces and allied Janjaweed militiamen since 2003.Almost two years after being set up, UNAMID has still only reached 69 per cent of its authorized troop strength of 19,555, and 4,449 police. The operation also lacks key military elements, including two medium transport units, a level II hospital, an aerial reconnaissance unit, and 18 medium utility helicopters.Meanwhile, senior UNAMID officials attended a ceremony on Sunday to lay the foundation stone for a new ward to house female prisoners in Shallah Federal Prison in El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state. The accommodation ward was funded by a UNAMID Quick Impact Project (QIP) and is the first step in a five-part venture to help relocate female prisoners from nearby Kheir Khanaga Prison, which is in a state of disrepair. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,807.17, up 64.97 points):Tethys Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:TPL). Oil and gas. Unchanged at two cents on 10.5 million shares.Eastmain Resources Inc. (TSX:ER). Miner. Up 1.5 cents, or 4.84 per cent, to 32.5 cents on 4.6 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Healthcare. Down 20 cents, or 1.53 per cent, to $12.87 on 4.4 million shares.Hydro One Ltd. Instalment Receipts (TSX:H.IR). Utilities. Up 36 cents, or 0.94 per cent, to $38.49 on 3.2 million shares.New Gold Inc. (TSX:NGD). Miner. Down nine cents, or 1.91 per cent, to $4.61 on 3.1 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up two cents, or 0.58 per cent, to $3.44 on 2.9 million shares.

Controversial billboards promoting Berniers party to come down

OTTAWA — The owner of billboards currently showcasing ads that seek to promote the People’s Party of Canada’s controversial stance on immigration reversed course on Sunday, saying the company would take the material down in response to “overwhelming” criticism.The ads, featuring a photo of party leader Maxime Bernier, the slogan “Say NO to mass immigration” and a call to vote for his party, started popping up across the country late last week. They were criticized nearly immediately as promoting anti-immigrant rhetoric.Petitions have since sprung up calling on billboard owners Pattison Outdoor Advertising to take the ads down, arguing that they violate the company’s own code of conduct.The company released two statements on Sunday, the first of which said that people who have a problem with the ads should take it up with the advertiser, True North Strong & Free Advertising Corp. The statement suggested they reviewed the ad content and it did not violate the Ad Standards of Canada (ASC) code or their own policies.“We take a neutral position on ads that comply with the ASC code as we believe Canadians do not want us to be the judge or arbiter of what the public can or cannot see,” the company said in a statement circulated on their social media accounts.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“Should advertising elicit a public debate, we encourage Canadians to voice their opinions directly to the advertiser who placed the message as it is our policy that their contact information must be a legible part of the ad.”But later in the day, the company issued a second statement saying that while the billboards didn’t violate any policy, they would come down nonetheless.“It was never my or Pattison Outdoor’s intention to offend, alienate or in any way insult the public by allowing this ad to be run,” company president Randy Otto wrote, adding that the company would review its advocacy guidelines.He said that neither he nor anyone else at the company endorses the message of the advertiser.Otto wrote that Pattison will inform True North Advertising Corp. of its decision on Monday, and the ads will come down as soon as possible.At the People’s Party national campaign launch Sunday in Sainte-Marie, Que., Bernier said he agreed with the ad’s message, though noted they were placed by an outside group.He said the current number of immigrants Canada accepts annually — 350,000 — is too high and needs to be scaled back.“For me, mass immigration is 350,000 a year so yes we’re against mass immigration,” he said.The phrase, however, is associated with more than just numbers.Critics of the term often consider it a synonym for opposition to visible minority immigrants on the grounds they pose a threat.Critics of the ad were interpreting it that way. The premier of Nova Scotia called the tone “negative, divisive,” while one Calgary resident who posted a petition calling for their removal said the ads are hurtful to newcomers and don’t recognize their contribution to Canadian culture.The People’s Party of Canada platform says specifically that “mass immigration” is used as a tool by mainstream parties to buy immigrant votes and that it drives up housing prices.The party also says immigration “should not be used to forcibly change the cultural character and social fabric of our country. And it should not put excessive financial burdens on the shoulders of Canadians in the pursuit of humanitarian goals.”According to a filing with Elections Canada, the third-party group behind the ads is run by Frank Smeenk, the chief executive of a Toronto-based mining exploration company.The group filed interim financial returns with Elections Canada that show it spent $59,890 on billboards in “select cities in Canada” and received $60,000 from Bassett & Walker International Inc., a company that specializes in the international trade of protein products.Smeenk declined to comment and messages left at Bassett & Walker were not returned.Polls suggest the People’s Party of Canada has around four per cent of voter support heading into the October election, and thus far, Bernier has been excluded from the official leadership debates.On Sunday, Bernier was greeted by hundreds of raucous supporters who cheered his every word as he pitched his case for inclusion in the debates and repeated promises to eliminate the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and corporate subsidies.But at a grocery store down the road from the partisan gathering, some citizens expressed doubts about whether they would support their longtime MP under his new party’s banner.Martin Roy, a resident of St-Isidore, said he worried that casting a ballot for Bernier could pave the way for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to win a second term.“If our vote divides, what good is it?” he mused.Others at the store expressed admiration for the Conservative candidate, Richard Lehoux, a dairy producer supporting the supply management system Bernier has vowed to abolish.Bernier acknowledged on Sunday that the race in his riding could be tight, and said he planned to campaign heavily there ahead of the election.But for fans like Daniel Bouchette, who drove from Quebec City to attend the launch, Bernier’s willingness to take political gambles is among his greatest strengths.“He could have rested on his laurels, sure of re-election, but he had the courage to launch a new party to do things differently,” he said. read more

Record average audience of 64 million tuned in for Game 5

The Toronto Raptors may have missed a chance to close out their first NBA championship, but they were a winner once again in the ratings.Sportsnet announced Tuesday that it set another Canadian record for an NBA game with an average of 6.4 million viewers for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, a 106-105 win by the Golden State Warriors at Scotiabank Arena that cut the Raptors lead in the best-of-seven series to 3-2.The broadcaster says audience levels peaked at 8.5 million at 11:32 p.m. ET, as the game was coming down to the wire.The numbers includes viewers on Sportsnet and Citytv, but does not include people watching the American feed.Every game in the series has so far set a new Canadian NBA ratings record. Game 4 of the series reached an average of 4.631 viewers on TSN, CTV2 and the French language broadcast on RDS.Sportsnet and TSN, whose parent companies are co-majority owners of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (which owns the Raptors), split the NBA team’s broadcast schedule.The reported numbers are now surpassing the Toronto Blue Jays’ playoff levels. The Blue Jays had an average audience of 5.12 million for Game 6 of the American League championship in 2015 and 4.02 million for the 2016 AL wild-card game on Sportsnet channels.Traditionally, the Raptors’ television numbers are well behind the Blue Jays. The Raptors and Blue Jays are the only Canadian teams in their respective leagues.Meanwhile, ratings seem to be recovering south of the border after a steep drop from last year’s Finals over the first four games.The Hollywood Reporter said ABC’s Game 5 broadcast scored a 13.4 household rating in metered markets, a 34 per cent improvement over the average for the first four games.Ratings in the U.S. had taken an expected downturn with a Canadian team in the Finals and the absence of superstar LeBron James for the first time in nine seasons. Canadian viewers do not factor into the U.S. ratings formula. read more

Brother of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi released without charge

first_imgThe brother of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi has been released without charge by police.Ismail Abedi, 23, was arrested in Chorlton on May 23, a day after the terror attack on Manchester Arena which killed 22 people including seven children.Ten men remain in custody for questioning, while a total of eight people have now been released without charge, Greater Manchester Police said. Police have released CCTV images of Salman Abedi in the Manchester area in days preceding the attack Credit:AFP / Getty  Show more A spokesman for Greater Manchester police said: “A 23-year-old man, who was arrested in connection with the investigation into the attack at Manchester Arena has today, Monday 5 June 2017, been released without charge.”He was arrested on 23/05/17 in Chorlton, Manchester.” CCTV image of Salman Abedi in the Manchester area in days preceding the attackcenter_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Latest update in Manchester Arena investigation pic.twitter.com/wt9Q8SR7Cc— G M Police (@gmpolice) June 5, 2017 Salman Abedi, 22, whose family are believed to be of Libyan origin, died after detonating an improvised explosive device as people began leaving a show by US singer Ariana Grande.His father, Ramadan Abedi, was arrested in Tripoli on May 24, along with Salman’s brother Hashim, who Libyan security forces said was “aware of all the details” of the attack.Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the atrocity.last_img read more

SBS programming gets funding boost

first_imgSBS has received a federal funding boost of $158.1 million, which will go towards strengthen its current affairs line-up, which will include radio services for African immigrants and an increased investment in more local Australian content. The public broadcaster, whose main source of revenue is government funding, will put $63 million to launch a new national free-to-air indigenous television service later this year. Managing director Michael Ebeid said the $5 million of the increased funding from the first year will be used to wipe the broadcaster’s deficit and “make sure we’re just square”. Mr Ebeid said the increased funding would be used in a number of areas including the review of its radio services aimed to better serve the changing demography of new migrants, particularly Africans, and local content. He added SBS had not previously been funded for its website “but we have to play a significant role there”, presumably to capitalise on the multi-lingual online service’s ability to reach broader audiences. Budget papers confirmed SBS is forecasting a small surplus for 2012-13 after an estimated operating loss of $5m for 2011-12 due to a slowing of advertising revenue. It also estimated SBS’s “own-source revenue” will increase by $22m to $94m in 2013-14 due to advertising and sponsorship for SBS’s broadcast of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Tillerson US has direct channels to talk to North Korea

first_imgBEIJING — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged on Saturday that the United State is maintaining direct channels of communications with North Korea even as tensions rise over the North’s nuclear and missile programs and the countries’ leaders spar through bellicose name-calling.Tillerson said the U.S. was probing North Korea’s willingness to talk, and called for a calming of the situation on the Korean Peninsula, adding it was incumbent on the North to halt the missile launches.“We have lines of communication to Pyongyang. We’re not in a dark situation, a blackout,” Tillerson told reporters during a visit to China. “We have a couple … three channels open to Pyongyang. We can talk to them, we do talk to them.”No elaboration about those channels or the substance of any discussions came from Tillerson, who met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top officials in Beijing.While Tillerson affirmed that the U.S. would not recognize North Korea as a nuclear power, he also said the Trump administration had no intention of trying to oust Kim. “Despite assurances that the United States is not interested in promoting the collapse of the current regime, pursuing regime change, accelerating reunification of the peninsula or mobilizing forces north of the DMZ, North Korean officials have shown no indication that they are interested in or are ready for talks regarding denuclearization,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.last_img read more

Social Media Where Have All the GrownUps Gone

first_imgPublishers of all sorts have now entered the social media space – a place once mostly populated by college kids, indie rock bands and dance club promoters. It seems largely unnecessary to explain in this forum why publishers have chosen to do so. Staying relevant is the only way to stay alive, and it appears publishers think social media may be the fountain of youth. However, I’ve noticed certain perils publishers sometimes snafu on when entering social media territory. Perhaps the most disconcerting trend is the downgrading of voice and ramping up of a global popularity contest (“Like us! Tweet us! Share us with your grandmother!”) occurring among publishers. For all the “likes”, fan base building, retweeting and friending occurring, at what price are publishers paying to rein in the social media-scape?On March 24th, Forbes published a blog written by Lewis DVorkin exploring Forbes’ recent social media efforts “to put authoritative journalism at the center of a social media experience”. He writes, “…with the release of our World Billionaires List, we rolled out Like buttons on our people profile pages.” Click on the provided link, and the reader is taken to a profile featuring Carlos Slim Helu, chairman of Telmex (a telecommunications company based in Mexico). The profile lists 2,000 likes of Slim via Facebook. Why is it that Forbes, a well-respected news outlet serving numerous locations around the globe, is encouraging readers to “like” a wealthy businessman? Chances are, a huge percentage of these readers don’t know Slim personally. I’ll go as far as to guess that many of them had never heard of him before this profile ran. I might even go farther to say that it does not really matter at all whether people like him or not, as he is a chairman of a company who is valued at $18 billion; he’s not the guy who drives the neighborhood ice cream truck. I think I understand Forbes’ aim here. Creating a like button sparks interaction between reader and content, and the share feature allows readers to pass it along in their respective social networks. The more shares, the bigger the audience. However, it is the message that is troubling here: the encouragement of a popularity contest between business tycoons from a publication readers rely on for unbiased, well-reported news.Publishers utilizing Twitter aren’t safe, either. Maybe it is the fact that the limited tweet can only contain 140 characters, or maybe it’s because publishers are often hiring “social media experts” to run their social media offerings instead of having their writers do so. Unfortunately, these social media gurus often equal fresh out of college young adults whose “expertise” is honed by logging on to Facebook every twenty minutes or so to obsess over what their friends are doing, wearing and watching. Possibly not the best choice to promote a major publication’s brand and copy in a venue where all its peers are watching.Either way, the tone of tweets often misalign with the publication doing the tweeting. TIME Magazine, another reputable news publication, is a repeat offender. Last week, TIME’s Twitter account tweeted, “Can Japan really just dump radiation into the ocean?” and included a link in the post. In a sentence that contains less than 10 words, sensationalism, stereotyping and simplification of a complex matter are all apparent. I suppose that reading the provided link may clear up a portion of this, but much of the point of Twitter is to provide short digestible pieces for a busy audience to consume. If the only thing a reader takes away from this tweet is the tweet itself, a misconstrued picture is the one they will have – one TIME would probably not be keen on being identified with.Some publications thrive off the casual, “We can say what we want” attitude that comes with the social media turf. TechCrunch’s tweets of a few weeks slamming owner AOL and MovieFone execs serve as one entertaining example (full story here). Important to note, though, that TechCrunch has built a reputation on technological insight and a rebellious attitude (as TechCrunch contributor Alexia Tsotsis writes, “This is Silicon Valley, not Hollywood.”)In short, I do believe publishers should use social media outlets to promote their writers, content and products to audiences. But maybe, they should also focus on not losing their actual message in the mix.last_img read more

Rajanna Sircilla Strive hard to make Jala Shakthi Abhiyan a

first_imgRajanna Sircilla: District Collector D Krishna Bhaskar here on Thursday directed the officials to take up various types of Jala Samrakshan programmes in all the villages that are present across the district under Jala Shakthi Abhiyan. He instructed that the district must be placed on top position in the State in Jala Shakthi Abhiyan programme.A meeting was held to create awareness about Jala Shakthi Abhiyan Programme with public representatives of Thungalapalli, Konaraopet and Mustabad mandals and officials of concern departments along with MPDOs, APOs, ECs, FAs and secretaries under District and Rural Development Authority here at Padmanayaka Function hall in Rajanna Sircilla district. Also Read – Two Urban forest parks inaugurated in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Speaking at the meeting, Krishna Bhaskar instructed the Jala Shakthi Abhiyan team that several measures such as construction of check dams, restoration of lakes and tanks, roof top water harvesting, water sheds, traditional methods of harvesting rain water, construction of percolation tanks, soaking pits in front of yards of houses, trenching on hill and slope areas along with construction of farm ponds, planting of saplings etc., must be taken up for harvesting the water in the district. Representative of Jala Shakthi Abhiyan Shekar Das said the programme must be implemented on a massive scale to harvest the water as the ground water levels are decreasing day-by-day in many regions of the country. All sections of people irrespective of caste and religion, young and old, children and women must participate in the programme and must make it successful. Nodal Officer Anurag Sehgal, District and Rural Development Officer B Ravinder, FRO Venu Gopal, DPO Ravinder, ZPTCs, MPPs, MPTCs, Sarpanchs of three mandals were present along with other officials.last_img read more

Kanchana 3 Oviya celebrates her birthday with Arav and Gayathri

first_imgOviya parties with Arav and Gayathri.Oviya Twitter AccountOviya turned a year older on Monday, April 29. The Kalavani actress celebrated her 28th birthday with her beau Aarav and her friends, including Gayathri Raghuramm.The actress shared pictures of her birthday celebration on Twitter and posted, “Special thanks to each and everyone who took the time to wish me a happy birthday!! it was truly amazing..!! [sic]” What surprised many is the presence of Gayathri.Oviya and Gayathri were not on good terms during their stay in the first season of Bigg Boss Tamil. After many issues, the former left the house owing to stress from the show midway. The latter had come under severe criticism from the public for ganging up against Oviya and even today, she gets trolled for the things she did to her in the Kamal Haasan-hosted show.Gayathri had apologised to Oviya after coming out of the show and repeatedly told the people, who criticised her on Twitter, that she had started sharing a good equation with the latter now and people should let bygones be bygones. It becomes evident after the actress-choreographer wished the Kalavani girl on Twitter.”Happy birthday Oviya! Love you to bits. God bless you @OviyaaSweetz [sic],” Gayathri tweeted.On the professional life, the former Bigg Boss Tamil contestant is basking in the success of her latest film Kanchana 3 in which she has played one of the female leads. Raja Bheema and Kalavani 2 are her next projects.last_img read more

Maharashtra building collapse 2 killed over 10 feared trapped rescue operations underway

first_imgMore than 10 are still feared trapped under the debris.Twitter/ANIAt least two people were killed and several feared trapped under debris after a four-storey building collapsed in the wee hours of Saturday, August 24. The incident took place in Bhiwandi city near Mumbai.Speaking to news agency ANI, Ashok Rankhamb, Commissioner of Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation said, “Four people have been rescued so far (from the debris), out of which one is dead and two are critically injured.”Several people have been rescued so far. The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital.Here are a few pictures from the incident: Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:56Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:55?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … 12 dead, 5 rescued in Dongri building collapses in Mumbai, 40 still trapped under debris Rankhamb also stated that the building was in a dilapidated condition and was being vacated when the incident happened.The Commissioner said that he was informed by the people earlier that the building may collapse.”I along with officers reached the spot and asked to vacate the building. People had vacated the building but then some people went inside to pick their luggage. Meanwhile, the building came down,” said Rankhamb.The fire brigade and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel are at the site of the incident and are carrying out rescue operations.More than 10 people are still feared trapped in the debris.The building was built illegally and was almost 8-years-old. An investigation into the incident will be started soon, as per the commissioner.In another silimar incident, three people were killed and several feared trapped under debris after a three-storey building collapsed in Pragatinagar in Kheda district of Gujarat.last_img read more

Trump Struggles To Narrow Texas Fundraising Gap With Clinton

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X HPM ArchiveDonald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.Donald Trump is making his second swing through Texas since capturing the Republican presidential nomination. Trump attended a pair of fundraising events – one in Fort Worth, the other in Austin – ahead of a rally at Austin’s Leudecke Arena. He’s racing to catch up with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, who built up a huge war chest in Texas during the primary season.The Federal Election Commission reports Trump raised more than $3 million in Texas in July, compared to Clinton’s $1.8 million. But in terms of total dollars raised in the state this year, Clinton still leads Trump by a margin of nearly three to one.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016“He is behind where a traditional nominee is, should be in the cycle, and particularly raising funds out of Texas,” says Brian Haley, a partner at Austin-based CBTX Capital. Haley served as national finance director to past Republican presidential candidate John McCain.Texas traditionally is one of the biggest sources of cash for Republican presidential campaigns. By this point in the 2008 cycle, Senator McCain had outraised then-Senator Barack Obama in Texas by nearly 10 percent. At the same point in 2012, ex-Governor Mitt Romney led President Obama by more than 50 percent. By contrast, Trump didn’t even begin serious fundraising here until after he clinched his party’s nomination.“Previous nominees for president have had long political careers,” Haley says, “where they’ve spent many hours and many nights fundraising in Texas, building relationships in Texas, getting to know people, and Mr. Trump has not had that luxury. And so when he comes to Dallas or Houston or Austin to raise money, people want to meet him first. They want to shake his hand. They want to talk to him. There’s just not time for that this cycle.”Every moment Trump spends in deep-red Texas is one less moment he can spend in swing states like Ohio or Florida – states he’ll need to carry if he hopes to win the White House. Listen 00:00 /01:32 Sharelast_img read more

A feast of South Indian flavours at Vivanta

first_imgResiding in North India for most of my life, Dosa and Idli were the first things that would come to my mind if pondered upon South Indian dishes. The stereotypes held against South Indian food were proved false when I was invited to celebrate the culinary flavors of South India along with Master Chef Mahesh Naik at Vivanta by Taj Ambassador.The ‘Mangalorean food festival’, which started on August 24 and will last until September 2, aims at promoting ethnic Mangalorean cuisines which predominantly originates from the Tulu region of India, and can be best described as pungent and authentic.The menu has a lot to offer for food lovers, but it has to be agreed that South Indian dishes are best defined by its non-vegetarian cuisines.For lunch, a separate À la carte menu has been prepared by Master Chef Mahesh Naik along with Chef Sanjeev Chopra and his team, whereas a buffet dinner is also on offer for those who drool to eat infinitely.Upon reaching the ‘Yellow Brick Road’, a dining room decorated with vintage posters and splashes of colour, which well compliments the heritage Vivanta building, I was welcomed with a glass of refreshing Kokam sharbat followed by a bowl of Kokam rasasm, which seemed a bit fiery, and probably the only low point during my entire phase of drooling. A plethora of choices did make me wonder what to eat first, but my natural instincts backed up the non-vegetarian menu.Being a meat lover, Kori Gassi was probably one of the best chicken dishes I ever came across, enriched with a great fusion of home spices. It was further eulogized when served with Neer Dosa (rice crepes) and is a must try for any food lover. I could not resist myself in asking for more even after having a full bowl of Kori Gassi. Other main course dishes to choose from include Anjal da Kajippu (fish in Mangalorean coconut curry), Yetti Pullimunchi (tangy prawns in spices), Patlakodu Uppu Kari (snake gourd and stir-fry coconut tempered with mustard seeds and fresh coconut), Endakaya Sambar (Mangalorean okra sambhar) and many more. Famous sweet preparations like Kadalebele Payasam (roasted gram and cashew nut stewed in coconut milk and jaggery) and tender Coconut Payasam (cold tender coconut payasam sweetened with jaggery and flavoured with cardamom dust) will satisfy everyone’s craving for desserts. Don’t miss out on these cuisines if dosas and idlis define your South Indian menu. Even if they don’t, escape a conventional meal and pamper your taste buds with exciting South Indian flavours.last_img read more

Finalists for World Cups Golden Glove award Costa Ricas Keylor Navas Germanys

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica star Keylor Navas will sign with Real Madrid, says Spain’s national sports paper VIDEO: World Cup 2014 Retrospective! Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas up for challenge after Madrid move Costa Rican prosecutors, judicial police under investigation for alleged use of police database to probe personal information of superstar goalie Keylor Navas Costa Rica’s stud goalie Keylor Navas is one of three candidates nominated for the World Cup’s best goalie award. But for him to win, the World Cup final needs to see lots of goals scored.FIFA announced today that Navas and both keepers in Sunday’s championship — Germany’s Manuel Neuer and Argentina’s Sergio Romero — are the finalists for the Golden Glove award.Navas was crucial to Costa Rica reaching the quarterfinals of the World Cup for the first time in the country’s history. He fended off several close-range shots against Greece in the Round of 16 to force penalty kicks. His stop of Theofanis Gekas’ penalty allowed the Ticos to advance to the quarterfinals. The keeper made several life-saving stops for La Sele against the Netherlands, before the Dutch finally eliminated Navas and Costa Rica.The 27-year-old Tico had 21 saves in five matches, and received the Man of the Match Award three times during the tournament. He only allowed two goals throughout the entire World Cup — one on a penalty against Uruguay and a second in injury time against Greece.However, Germany’s Neuer is the current favorite to take home the Golden Glove. He’s made 25 saves in six matches, though he’s also given up four goals (that’s twice as many goals as Navas). Still, if Neuer earns his fourth shutout of the tournament in the final, he’ll likely earn the Golden Glove.If Argentine Romero can slow down the high-scoring Germans, then he’ll become the leading candidate to win the Golden Glove. Argentina only has given up three goals during the tournament. In the semifinals, Romero made two saves in penalty kicks to take out the Dutch.Navas fans should be rooting for a final where both Argentina and Germany have no trouble finding the back of the net. The more goals scored, the better chance Navas has of overcoming the two talented goalkeepers squaring off Sunday.Many considered Neuer the world’s best goalkeeper at the start of the competition. In an odd twist, Navas’ strong play could lead to the Tico backing up Neuer for Germany’s powerhouse club Bayern Munich. The German champions are in negotiations to purchase Navas’ contract from his Spanish club Levante. The move would give Navas a multimillion dollar pay raise, but also likely would force him to the bench for most of the season since he’d only receive sparing starting opportunities over Neuer. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

CFPB Goes Live With Inquiry Into Dispute Arbitration Clauses

first_img Attorneys & Title Companies Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Dodd-Frank Lenders & Servicers Processing Regulation Service Providers 2012-04-24 Ryan Schuette in Government, Origination, Servicing CFPB Goes Live With Inquiry Into Dispute Arbitration Clauses April 24, 2012 445 Views center_img The “”Consumer Financial Protection Bureau””:http://www.consumerfinance.gov/ (CFPB) went live with an inquiry Tuesday that it said will help it determine whether to move on new rules for dispute arbitration clauses.[IMAGE]As with many comment periods for new rules, the inquiry is open to the general public and financial services companies.The CFPB said that it wanted to look for answers to questions about the prevalence of arbitration clauses in contracts for financial products, the kinds of claims consumers bring against financial services companies, and how arbitration clauses impact consumers.The bureau referenced stipulations under the Dodd-Frank Act that obligate it to examine issues brought [COLUMN_BREAK]forward by pre-dispute arbitration clauses and the like.The CFPB nodded at the issue of whether arbitration fast-tracks the dispute resolution process or gives consumers a bad hand by waiving the rights to trial.””Arbitration clauses are found in many contracts for consumer financial products,”” CFPB Director Richard Cordray said in a statement. “”We want to learn how arbitration clauses affect consumers, and how effective arbitration is in resolving consumers’ issues. This inquiry will help the Bureau assess whether rules are needed to protect consumers.””The comment period will last until June this summer.The inquiry into dispute arbitration clauses marks the latest move by the CFPB as it rolls out the authority granted it by Cordray’s recess appointment in January. The bureau more recently signaled that it plans to look into new rules for servicers that some say could amount to a formal set of national servicing standards.In a recent interview with “”_DS News_””:http://www.dsnews.com/, our sister publication, Joseph Smith, newly appointed monitor of the $25 billion servicer settlement, said that “”ultimately… we’ll have national standards ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô and we ought to.””_[Editor’s note: To view the full, exclusive interview with Joseph Smith, “”subscribe””:http://thefivestar.com/dssubscribe/template.php to_ DS News _and request the May issue of the magazine.]_ Sharelast_img read more

The Week Ahead The Year at Freddie Mac

first_img Share in Daily Dose, Featured, News February 8, 2019 963 Views Freddie Mac will release its Q4 2o18 and full year results on Thursday, February 14 before the markets open. The government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) said that it would hold a conference call at 9 a.m. EST to discuss the results and the call would be concurrently webcast.In Q3, the GSE, which completed 10 years under conservatorship this year, reported a comprehensive income of $2.6 billion driven primarily by “stable business revenues and strong credit quality.” This included a $0.2 billion (after-tax) net benefit from single-family legacy asset dispositions and a $0.2 billion (after-tax) benefit from reducing the write-down of the net deferred tax asset from the tax reform legislation last year.Freddie Mac said that it would also fulfill its $2.6 billion dividend requirement to the U.S. Treasury in December and that it had made cumulative payments totaling $114 billion to the Treasury to date.It also reported strong business fundamentals that helped it to grow during the quarter. Its total guarantee portfolio grew 6 percent to $2.1 trillion while its single-family total originations decreased 6 percent to $231 billion. Though its refinance volume decreased 30 percent, Freddie Mac reported a 12 percent increase in its purchase volume.Here’s what else is in store in the week ahead:CoreLogic Loan Performance Insights Report, Tuesday, 10 a.m. ESTMBA Mortgage Apps, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ESTHouse Committee Hearing: “Homeless in America: Examining the Crisis and Solutions to End Homelessness, Wednesday, 10 a.m. ESTSenate Committee Hearing on Nomination of Mark Calabria, Thursday, 10 a.m. ESTFreddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, Thursday, 10 a.m. ESTcenter_img The Week Ahead: The Year at Freddie Mac Finances Freddie Mac mortgage Results Secondary Market 2019-02-08 Radhika Ojhalast_img read more

The good news was that Cardinals quarterback Carso

first_imgThe good news was that Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer warmed up.The 36-year-old needed to get the ol’ muscles going because, at one point Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, he scrambled for a 16-yard gain up the middle, the longest run of his career.How did we know Palmer warmed up?His pregame routine included a jaunt around University of Phoenix Stadium wearing a red, white and blue bodysuit — a tight one at that. The look was fitting considering it’s Veterans Day weekend. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   center_img Carson Palmer lost a little friendly competition to his backups. pic.twitter.com/FxQRrBRYBo— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 13, 2016Palmer must have lost the weekly bucket competition. But wait … what’s with the hat?Upon closer inspection and with the help of Sports Illustrated, it appears to be a Justin Bieber hat that says “Belieber.” Bieber, for what it’s worth, is Canadian.This stands as another loss for Palmer in the bucket toss challenge. He has donned a bikini, a clown suit and a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man costume after losing the competition in the past. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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