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Feds Indigenous groups agree on spending plans for 17 billion for child care

first_imgParliament HillThe Canadian PressThree national Indigenous organizations will receive a combined $1.7 billion to spend on child care over the coming decade under an agreement announced on Monday.The 10-year funding comes from a pot of $7 billion the federal Liberals had set aside for early learning and child care initiatives, with the remainder being given to provinces and territories.Funding will slowly rise from about $500 million annually to $870 million by 2026 to fund daycare spaces in provinces and territories, as well as for Indigenous child care on and off reserve.The Liberals are promising that dollars for Indigenous child care will start flowing to communities this fiscal year, which ends in March 2019.The government’s 2017 budget promised an undisclosed amount of money for Indigenous child care, but only after finalizing a framework for how the money could be used.Work on the framework took most of the last year, and is based on cross-country consultations with Indigenous groups.A key focus for any child care on reserve funded with federal dollars is to ensure services are based on a strong cultural identity.First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities are also agreeing that child care services are accessible and inclusive for families regardless of where they live.The government says the child care framework is consistent with the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.last_img read more

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Dwindling water supplies threaten food production UN warns on World Food Day

Global food production is at risk if the world’s water resources are not managed more effectively, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned as it observed World Food Day, which marks the founding of the UN agency in 1945. In a study of 93 developing countries, FAO found that they were withdrawing freshwater supplies faster than they can be renewed. Ten countries are already in a critical state. “Careful water management will be crucial to grow the food we all need to lead productive and healthy lives,” FAO Director General Jacques Diouf said at a ceremony at the agency’s headquarters in Rome. “The combined vicious impact of poverty, rising demand for food and insufficient availability of water poses a serious challenge for world food security and universal access to clean water.” In his message to mark the Day, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said “if we are to prevent two-thirds of the world’s population from facing serious water shortages in the decades ahead, we must learn to manage our water resources more effectively.” He emphasized the need for water management in agriculture, calling for more “crop per drop,” since 70 per cent of water is used by agriculture. The Secretary-General also laid out a course for the future, noting that the General Assembly proclaimed next year the International Year of Freshwater, and called on the international community to rededicate itself to using water “wisely and responsibly.” For his part General Assembly President Jan Kavan of the Czech Republic pointed out that with still nearly one billion people suffering from hunger and malnutrition, the fight against poverty was not just a moral and humanitarian one but also “an integral part of the fight against terrorism and extreme intolerance of all kinds.” Worldwide celebrations of the Day, which took place in 150 countries, included an FAO exhibition at UN Headquarters in New York opened by Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette. In her remarks, she pointed out that in some three decades, the world will need 60 per cent more food and that this was only possible through better management of the “world’s precious freshwater resources.” In Rome, the Day was also marked by a ceremony that featured a keynote address by President Hugo Chavez Frias of Venezuela as well as a message from Pope John Paul II. The ceremonies also involved the presentation of the World Food Day 2002 medal and the watering of an olive tree to symbolize the importance of this year’s theme, “Water: source of food security.” read more

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UN nuclear watchdog will help verify DPRK nuclear programme if agreement forthcoming

Briefing the General Assembly, Yukia Amano, the head of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said that the UN agency remains ready to assist in verifying the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (as it is formally known), or DPRK’s nuclear programme “if a political agreement is reached among countries concerned.”“I again call upon the DPRK to comply fully with its obligations under relevant resolutions of the Security Council and of the IAEA Board of Governors, to cooperate promptly with the Agency and to resolve all outstanding issues,” he said.Mr. Amano was presenting the IAEA’s annual report to the General Assembly, which summarizes and highlights developments over the past year in major areas of the Agency’s work.Iran implementing its commitments under nuclear dealOne of the key areas include IAEA’s verification and monitoring of Iran’s nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly referred to as the Iran nuclear deal.“Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA,” said Mr. Amano, underscoring that it is “essential” that Iran continues to fully implement those commitments.Turning to other major areas of work, the head of IAEA briefed the Assembly on technical cooperation initiatives, in healthcare, food and agriculture, as well as some industrial programmes.Through its upgraded laboratories, IAEA we will be able to deliver improved services to Member States “to make food safer, improve control of harmful insect pests, and maximize the benefits of new radiation technology for cancer treatment,” he said.Nuclear technology for sustainable developmentAlongside, it continues to help nations achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), using relevant nuclear technologies, added Mr. Amano.“In fact, the IAEA helps countries to use nuclear science and technology to meet at least nine of the 17 SDGs directly, including those aimed at ending hunger, improving human health, increasing the availability of clean water, and, of course, energy.”Concluding his briefing, Mr. Amano urged UN Member States to continue to support the Agency, including by providing it with the resources it needs to deliver upon the requests made by countries. read more

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Model maths teacher under fire for racist island workout video

first_imgHowever, some weren’t so enamoured by his technique.One angered commentator penned a tirade, writing: “This is outrageous. The Filipino man is referred to by the white man (Pietro Boselli) as ‘that’ and ‘my weight’, he doesn’t have a name, neither do we see his face clearly, nor do we hear him speak, he is purely an object to be used by the white man, and must be approached ‘slowly because he can get scared and start running’? “Yes I do have fun and I have a great sense of humour. That’s what lets me recognise that this is demeaning and derogatory – not funny. People of colour are always told to take demeaning behaviour in their stride and to laugh it off as a joke. It’s not funny any more. Another said: “I’m sure you mean well but this video is in poor taste. Reinforces racial stereotypes by using the Filipino island guy as a prop. Sadly good looking people who try to be funny usually fall short. Agree to disagree.” And another said: “You did not just go to an island in the Philippines and pretend to catch a person of color in the wild to use as a tool for your workout so that you can exploit it for monetisation on your YouTube channel?”When approached for comment, Mr Boselli told The Telegraph: “I am so far removed from racism that I cannot possibly see anything racist about a funny video I have made with my friend Danel (the Filipino man in the video).”We all have differences but we are all the same as human beings. I have and always will respect everyone.”If anyone sees any racism in this video, they probably have racism in their head. I and Danel alike, still think this is a light hearted and funny video.” The muscular maths teacher who rose to fame for his good looks has come under fire for his latest work-out video.In it, Pietro Boselli, who has modeled for Abercrombie and Fitch, he lifts a local Filipino man while on holiday in the Phillipines.He posted the video on Facebook, where it managed to attract 28,000 likes.In it, he treats the local man like an object. “I’m left here alone with no way to exercise, so I need to work it out,” he says. “I need something I can actually lift repeatedly.” “I need to be careful in case he sees me, because he may get scared and start running,” he says. He  then chases the man and lifts him as if he is a weight, referring to him throughout as “that” and “my weight”.center_img “If his companion is ‘in”‘on the joke, and his companion is a friend of Pietro’s, why is he not introduced as an equal in the video? Why does he not speak? Why do we not see his face clearly? Why is he objectified instead of being a subject with agency? Why is he not referred to by name as ‘my friend [NAME]’? Why does Pietro not say ‘this is my friend [NAME]’ and ‘he’s going to help me work out’ OR ‘we’ll work out together’.”  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.last_img read more

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Josip Peric to Frisch Auf Goppingen

Frisch Auf GoppingenJosip PericKadetten Schaffhausen The German team Frisch Auf Goppingen signed two years contract with Bosnian playmaker Josip Peric. The 26-years old playmaker of Romanian Calarasi will get the new – DKB Bundesliga experience from the summer 2018.Peric played for Bosnia and Herzegovina at Men’s IHF World Championship 2015 in Qatar, the only competition in the history of national team.One of the most attractive players in term of playing style was playing also at Hungarian Tatabanya, Romanian Odorhei, some Qatari teams…Zarko Sesum to join Kadetten Schaffhausen ← Previous Story Brazilian athletes speak out: “the president has ceased to comply with his role as leader” Next Story → ONLY 16 GOALS FOR HOME TEAM: THW Kiel storm over Leipzig! read more

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Walker With State In Red Tax Credit Payouts Unsustainable

first_imgSince the Murkowski administration, every Alaska governor has offered his or her own version of oil tax reform. Now, Gov. Bill Walker is taking issue with aspects of the current tax regime, without committing to any immediate legislative changes.On Thursday, Walker took to the pages of the Alaska Dispatch News to raise concerns over how the existing oil production tax works at low prices. With the value of oil now in free fall, Walker explained the state is now collecting less money than it is paying out. The Department of Revenue expects to collect $524 million in revenue this fiscal year, after North Slope producers deduct $750 million available to them in liability credits. Those liability credits can be used to buy their tax burden down, but do not require the state to pay out money. The major producers — Exxon, BP, and ConocoPhillips — are the top beneficiaries of these credits.But on top of those deductions, the current tax law also grants smaller producers refundable credits meant to encourage more competition on the North Slope and stimulate production in Cook Inlet. These independent companies are eligible to receive $625 million in subsidies that can be cashed out if they end up exceeding their tax bill. Once both kinds of credits are applied, the state expects to lose $100 million on its oil production tax.Walker called this situation “irresponsible and unsustainable,” and said the revenue problem must be addressed “from all angles.” But that doesn’t mean legislators should prepare for an oil tax fight this session. In an interview with APRN, Walker said he does not plan to introduce a tax bill.“No, no, no. I think we have to maybe look across the board and give it some thought. Nothing maybe this year — I’m not looking at going in and making any significant changes,” said Walker. “But I just feel it’s part of my job that Alaskans know what I know, and this is unusual.”Walker also has no plans to make regulatory changes to the oil tax system that would affect the credits.While campaigning, Walker came out against the current tax regime. He was in favor of a ballot referendum to repeal Gov. Sean Parnell’s 2013 oil tax law, known as Senate Bill 21. When the referendum narrowly failed in August, Walker said that he respected the outcome and that he would give the law more time on the books if he became governor.Since Walker was elected on November 4, oil prices have fallen from $80 to $50 per barrel. Walker said that drop is responsible for the state going into the red with its production. His office has done an analysis of how Parnell’s Senate Bill 21 compares at current oil prices to the system that preceded it — ACES — and found the outcomes were not “significantly different.”“Whether it’s ACES or Senate Bill 21, we’d be in this situation either way, quite honestly,” said Walker. “So, it’s not being judgmental on one versus the other. But’s a new place for us. We’ve never been here before, that we’re paying out more than we’re receiving in production tax.”Historically, oil tax receipts have made up the bulk of the state’s revenue. Last year, the state generated nearly $5 billion in oil revenue, with more than half of that coming from production taxes.The state still expects to collect $2 billion this year from other forms of oil revenue, including royalties, corporate income taxes, and property taxes from production.last_img read more

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JLL India sees 17 revenue growth plans to hire 2000 more this

first_imgJLL logoLinkedInProperty consulting giant JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle) India saw a whopping 17 percent rise in its revenue to about Rs 4,000 crore in the financial year 2018. The company showed tremendous growth during the slowdown in the country and has said it plans to hire about 2,000 employees by the end of the year.The Indian subsidiary of JLL had filed revenue of about Rs 3,420 last year. The company boasts of over 11,000 employees spread across 10 cities.Ramesh Nair, the CEO and country head of JLL India, told PTI that the rising demand for commercial space was the reason behind the company’s success in the country. He added that JLL’s revenue growth shows that there has been a steady improvement in the commercial real estate sector. Representational ImageThe client-oriented company is expanding slowly by focusing on the business requirements. The company has about 800 openings to fulfil the requirements of the growing regional client base. The company claims to scale up its headcount to about 13,500 by 2020.The company is now focusing on its growth in the brokerage business in the residential segment. With the country’s slow revival in the residential real estate sector, the JLL subsidiary is planning to add to the workforce in the segment. The company has secondary plans of scaling its technology and data management business seeing India’s potential towards technological advancement.According to The Economic Times, Nair said that there has been a significant increase in the retail segment by the help of high disposable incomes of the youth. “Various reforms such as RERA, Amendment of Benami Transactions Act and subsequent implementation of GST have helped in infusing trust and credibility among the homebuyers towards the sector,” Nair added. Close Unemployed people will get Rs 1,000 per month JLL Incorporated (Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated) is the second-largest real estate service firm in the world. It is a Fortune 500 company listed at 189. It has annual revenue of about $16.3 billion from over 80 countries and has a workforce of about 91,000 employees. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:20Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:19?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 …last_img read more

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Editors Council concerned over attack on Zafar Iqbal

first_imgA screen-grab of the press statementThe Editors’ Council on Monday expressed deep concern over the attack on noted writer and Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) professor Muhammed Zafar Iqbal.In a statement issued on Monday, the council said that such an attack is an attempt to rob the country of talent. It went on to say that Muhammed Zafar Iqbal has been working to uphold the spirit of country’s liberation war and is a regular columnist for newspapers.“His columns in the newspapers are very popular…This attack against Zafar Iqbal is in fact an attack against every concerned citizen of the country,” reads the statement. Signed by its general secretary and The Daily Star editor Mahfuz Anam, the statement urged government and the law enforcers to take necessary measures against such attempts.It also hoped that security of every citizen of the country would be ensured.  On Saturday, a young man attacked Zafar Iqbal, a teacher of computer science and engineering department of the university, around 5:40pm. He had been seated in the dais of a programme, ‘Robo-5,’ of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) department at Mukta Mancha.last_img read more

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EyePopping LG OLED Falls Display Wows at CES 2019

first_img Another display by LG is wowing attendees at CES 2019. After it showed off its rollable, futuristic OLED TV, LG has another feast for the eyes with its “LG OLED Falls” display, which features 260 LG OLED digital signage screens, in curved and flat configurations.The exhibit, which welcomes visitors to LG’s CES 2019 booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center, features 76 concave, 72 convex and 112 flat 55-inch LG OLED screens to give an illusion of “infinity.” It measures 20 feet high and 65 feet wide, displaying images of curves of the desert, waterfalls, ocean and light.LG is further enhancing the  experience with immersive audio, which is included in 2019 LG OLED TVs.OLED uses self-lighting pixels that can be turned on and off individually for exact control of image brightness and quality, delivering infinite contrast ration optimized for high-dynamic range content.With no separate light source, the displays are also extremely lightweight and thin, making them flexible enough to be rolled, as shown in the LG Signature OLED TV R (model 65R9).More on Geek.com:Drones, Doctors, and Disney Praised Verizon 5G at CES 2019Sex Toy Stripped of CES 2019 Award Because VaginasThis $800 Robot Suitcase Will Follow You Around Airports 2019 Tech Trends Worth Getting Hyped AboutYou Can Finally Buy A Terabyte SD Card Thanks to Lexar Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Delta employees get US1 billion in profit sharing

first_imgDelta employees get US$1 billion in profit sharing Tags: Delta Air Lines Thursday, January 12, 2017 ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines’ financial results for the December quarter and full year 2016 included $923 million adjusted pre-tax income for the December 2016 quarter, a $524 million decrease from the December 2015 quarter, primarily driven by the new pilot agreement, said Delta.For the full year, adjusted pre-tax income increased 4% year-over-year to $6.1 billion. Delta employees were told they would share over $1 billion in profit.“Delta had a year of record-breaking performance in 2016 – financially, operationally and for our customers – and it’s an honor to recognize our employees’ efforts this year with over $1 billion in profit sharing,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian.“As we move into 2017, we are seeing our unit revenues turn positive which should return the company to margin expansion by the back half of the year.  This will allow us to produce the solid returns and cash flows that investors rely upon from Delta,” he added. Sharecenter_img Posted by Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Transplant surgeons save childrens lives in Venezuela

first_imgYin is benefiting from the efforts of a U.S.-based surgeon and his counterpart in Caracas who have helped save dozens of Venezuelan children with failing livers. The doctors now hope to replicate their success in such a challenging environment as Venezuela and assist hundreds of boys and girls from other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean where pediatric transplants are unavailable.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home In this May 8, 2015 photo, six-year-old Yin Carlos is held in his father’s, Jean Carlos Fernandez arms before they depart to Caracas’ Policlinica Metropolitana for a liver transplant in Caracas, Venezuela. Jean Carlos will donate part of his liver to save his son’s life. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) 0 Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Quick workouts for men Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Clutching a tiny Bible, Gilda Velasquez leans over her son as he falls asleep with the help of a powerful sedative and a catchy cartoon jingle playing on a hand-held TV.“Remember, you’re a Christian, you’re a Christian,” she repeats amid her tears to Yin Carlos as orderlies wheel the 6-year-old into the operating room where he will get a new liver.For any family touched by liver disease, an organ transplant can be a second chance at life. But the procedure is practically a miracle in Venezuela, where an economic crisis makes even needles and acetaminophen scarce. Check your body, save your life Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving soberlast_img read more

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Sharjah remains a favourite destination for tourists from India Chairman of SCTDA

first_imgHE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority recently spoke to Travel News Digest.The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) recently held an event under the theme ‘All Things New in Sharjah’. Can you throw light on some of the new developments and activities in the tourism sector?Sharjah is witnessing a number of new hospitality and tourism developments that will add to its charm as a popular tourist destination in the region. One of the major upcoming tourism projects is Al Noor Island in Sharjah’s Khalid Lagoon. The AED 80 million ($22 million) project, an iconic destination in the emirate, consists of a uniquely designed streamlined structure inspired by the natural environment of butterflies. A key attraction, the Butterfly House, is a nature-inspired structure hosting as many as 500 exotic butterflies brought from Far East Asian countries.The emirate’s latest destination for a family day out is the Al Montazah Park, a 126,000 square metre water themed park featuring eight pulsating rides. The park is also distinct for its massive green spaces and designated facilities for children. For adults and children seeking an extra bit of adventure, the park offers Al Montazah Adventures which consists of a number of gladiator-inspired obstacle courses divided into different difficulty levels.New hospitality developments include Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa, Sharjah’s latest and most extensive beach resort nestled amid uninterrupted palm-fringed beaches in the emirate. Another major hospitality development is Novotel Sharjah Expo, a new business hotel that will cater to the requirements of the emirate’s various sectors and activities at Sharjah’s prime MICE location, the Expo Centre Sharjah. Apart from these projects, the Majlis Grand Mercure Sharjah – Resort & Spa operated by Accor is coming up at the Sharjah Corniche as the first Art & Culture themed 5-Star-Deluxe Resort in the luxury segment.Sharjah has taken proactive steps to transform its eco-tourism landscape with the launch of a number of projects in this area. Prominent among these is the Kalba Eco-tourism Project which is aimed at preserving the diverse habitats and rich wildlife on the east coast of Sharjah. The location allows visitors to enjoy a peaceful time in natural settings featuring lagoons, mangroves and mountains.Another landmark eco-tourism project is Sir Bu Nuair Island, located 65 km off the UAE coastline in the Arabian Gulf. The project will host a five-star hotel and resort, hotel apartments and villas as well as a number retail and leisure offerings amid stunning natural scenery and beautiful beaches.Sharjah is also transforming a 25,000 hectare area in the Maleiha region of the emirate into a major eco-tourism destination that will reflect the regional culture, history and eco-system. The project will feature leisure facilities and accommodation such as hotels, resorts, restaurants, and cafes, and Visitors Centre in addition to offering specialist tours of Maleiha’s protected areas.Sharjah is hosting for the first time the UIM-ABP Aquabike Class Pro Circuit World Championship – Grand Prix of Sharjah on December 19-20, 2015, extending the excitement of UIM F1H2O World Championship 2015 – Grand Prix of Sharjah organised for the 16th year in the emirate. Aquakbike racing is the only UIM sanctioned and leading World Championship, and is one of the most popular products of H2O Racing. It is a unique global event merging extreme sports with glamour and is a showcase for a youthful and dynamic lifestyle that will enrich the list of action-packed events in Sharjah’s tourism calendar.How do you envision ‘Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021’? What are the chief objectives?Sharjah’s tourism sector has received a new strategic direction with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority launching the Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021, aiming to attract 10 million visitors to the emirate in the next five years. The Vision is built on four key pillars. As part of the first pillar, Sharjah will be promoted as an Ideal Family Tourism Destination by offering distinct packages and offers specially designed for families. The second pillar will involve an Innovative Tourism Approach to improve the tourist experience through the provision of innovative solutions. World Class Tourism Facilities and Capabilities constitute the third pillar to enhance efficiencies in tourism sector through partnership and collaborative action. International Cultural Hub is the fourth pillar which will help achieve the Vision through effective promotion of cultural and heritage elements among families.Sharjah has also undertaken the task of human skill development in the hotel sector under the ‘Marhabtein’ training programme. How far has it been successful?The ‘Marhabtein’ training programme is one of the most successful initiatives launched under the Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021. The comprehensive training programme has contributed to enhancing efficiencies through collaborative action and promoting Sharjah as a destination with world class tourism facilities and capabilities. In the first phase of the initiative, SCTDA partnered with Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority (SRTA) to start a training programme for taxi drivers in Sharjah to improve their service delivery and equip them with capabilities to provide a better experience for visitors to the emirate.In the second phase of the initiative, SCTDA launched ‘YOU@SHARJAH’ Front Line Training Programme to develop human resource capabilities in the hotel sector. The new programme targeted at front office staff, including receptionists and customer service representatives, who deal directly with tourists and guests.Another training programme was organised for senior executives in the Sharjah hotel and tourism sector to provide them with updated knowledge, skills and tools on the power of data to strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of hotel and tourism business operations in Sharjah.Can you specifically underline the initiatives taken to attract Indian tourists to the city?The emirate of Sharjah remains a favourite destination for tourists from India, especially since the UAE has close ties with India and hosts a large number of residents from the Indian community. Sharjah attracted more than 135,000 tourists from India in 2014, recording a 23% increase compared to 2013.Sharjah has positioned itself as a world class tourist destination for the entire family. The emirate offers a variety of attractions for everyone in the family, from dazzling shows and carnivals to enchanting parks and stunning desert landscapes as well as scenic man-made lagoons and an array of cultural and edutainment locations. For the adventurous, the emirate offers water sports, snorkelling and diving activities on its east coast, where families have the option to either camp on the beach or stay in any of the motels and hotels that line the coast. Are there further plans of launching new flights for easing air connectivity?Sharjah’s Air Arabia connects the emirate with 13 Indian cities through 112 flights a week. Considering that tourists from India form a major chunk of visitors to the emirate, efforts will continue to provide easier air connectivity to visitors from the country.What facilities are being provided to Indians for visit/tourist visa procurement?Sharjah is offering tourist visa for 30 days and 90 days with easy documentation and at affordable prices, which can be easily availed through Sharjah Airport Travel Agency (SATA).last_img read more

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Senator Pens Letter Urging Simplification of Mortgage Rules

first_img in Origination, Secondary Market U.S. Senator and Senate Banking Committee member “”Bob Corker””:http://www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/ (R-Tennessee) warned federal regulators Tuesday to stick to simplified, synchronized lending rules in order to avoid driving out private capital.[IMAGE]In a “”letter””:http://www.corker.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/48f43c94-a43c-47f4-8345-700223dab310/1-22-13_QRM%20letter%20to%20regulators.pdf addressed to officials for the “”Treasury””:http://www.treasury.gov/Pages/default.aspx, “”HUD””:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD, the “”FDIC””:http://www.fdic.gov/, the “”Federal Reserve””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/, the “”Federal Housing Finance Agency””:http://www.fhfa.gov/ (FHFA), and the “”Securities and Exchange Commission””:http://www.sec.gov/ (SEC), Corker said future lending standards must work in sync with the recently issued qualified mortgage (QM) guidelines.Corker specifically pointed to the qualified residential mortgage (QRM) rule, which is being drafted by the six [COLUMN_BREAK]agencies. While the rule would tighten up underwriting and risk retention on loans packaged in securities, its current iteration includes an exemption on risk retained for loans sold to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)–an exemption Corker believes may drive lenders away from the private market.””As such, a perverse outcome of a QRM rule that is different than the QM rule would be that we might permanently enshrine the GSEs and other government agencies as the only large-scale source of mortgage credit in our country,”” Corker wrote in the letter. “”With the federal government now standing behind over 90 percent of home loans originated in the United States, a situation that is simply not sustainable, such an outcome would not at all be healthy for our financial system.””To avoid that outcome, Corker encouraged the agencies to draft a QRM rule that syncs up with the QM rule’s “”safe loan”” guidelines, reasoning that a loan that is safe for borrowers is also a loan safe for securitization.In a release accompanying the public letter, the senator said, “”Forcing lenders to comply with two separate sets of rules isn’t good policy, and in this case, it would set back the timetable on doing what we absolutely must do–begin to move away from a complete dependence on the government for mortgage credit in our country.”” January 22, 2013 437 Views Senator Pens Letter Urging Simplification of Mortgage Rulescenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Fannie Mae FDIC Federal Reserve FHA FHFA Freddie Mac HUD Investors Lenders & Servicers OCC Processing QRM Service Providers 2013-01-22 Tory Barringer Sharelast_img read more

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Home Prices Cool Off in the Summer

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Share June 29, 2017 519 Views 2017-06-29 Brianna Gilpincenter_img Home Prices Cool Off in the Summer June existing home sales took a slight decrease according to Ten-X, an online real estate transaction marketplace. In its Residential Real Estate Nowcast, Ten-X predicted June sales to hit a seasonally adjusted rate (SAAR) between 5.28 and 5.64 million with a targeted number of 5.49 million. This is down 2.3 percent from the National Association of Realtor’s (NAR) reported May sales and 0.7 percent down from 2016.”Pending home sales numbers, mortgage applications, and online search activity all suggest that the market for existing home sales may be cooling off slightly as we enter the summer months,” said Ten-X Executive Vice President Rick Sharga. “It’s possible that home purchases in the first half were accelerated by consumers trying to get deals done before interest rates increased. If that’s the case, we may see existing home sales plateau for the balance of 2017.”It was predicted in the Tex-X Nowcast last month that home sales would remain near cycle highs, aligning with the recent NAR release, which showed a minor increase in sales from the month prior. It was also accurately predicted that another solid year-over-year gain in existing home prices would happen, which also was confirmed by NAR, as the median existing home price for all housing types rose 5.8 percent year-over-year to $252,800 in May. Now, the Tex-X Nowcast is predicting median existing home prices to continue to make annual strides falling between $244,194 and $269,899 with a target price point of $257,046, up 1.7 percent from May and 3.8 percent gain from last year.”While sales keep edging up, historically low inventory levels continue to restrain the pace of growth,” Ten-X Chief Economist Peter Muoio said. “Meanwhile, intensifying competition between owner-occupants and increasingly active investors amid the low inventory situation, are generating substantial price increases. This price appreciation is beneficial for existing homeowners, but will continue to affect affordability. As long as the labor market remains strong and wages continue to increase, the housing market will remain on solid footing.”last_img read more

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