first_imgThe Mail On Sunday reported that Harry and Meghan picked out the painting from the Connor Brothers that has the caption, “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”The Connor Brothers broke onto the art scene by introducing themselves as Franklyn and Brendan Connor, two American twins who were raised in an extremist Christian cult.This fact later turned out to be a hoax and the boys are actually British artists James Golding and Mike Snelle.The royal duo certainly missed out on the event at the Ksar Char-Bagh hotel on Friday where Dhowre picked out two Vera Wang gowns for the occasion. Diana Ross is also reported to have flown in to serenade the couple. Advertisement Advertisement This weekend Idris Elba married Canadian model Sabrina Dhowre in a glamorous three-day event in Morocco, but there were two guests that were unable to attend.Despite the actor and the Canadian model attending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding last May where Elba even DJ’d the reception, the couple couldn’t make the trip to Morocco seeing as the Duchess is due with their first child any day.So what type of wedding gift do you send a couple who likely has everything they need anyway? How about a piece of artwork that retails for around $9,000? Advertisement Make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury, who both Kate Middleton and Meghan are a fan of, did the bride’s make-up while photos were taken by celebrity photographer Sean Thomas that were then shared by Vogue.The night before, guests were invited to a “colours of souk” dinner at the five-star Amanjena resort. And on Saturday, celebrations wrapped up with an all-white party at the Mandarin Oriental.By Jamie Samhan ~ ET Canada Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook Idris Elba And Sabrina Dhowre (Gareth Fuller – WPA Pool/Getty Images)last_img read more

Security Council reaffirms support for UNs diplomatic efforts in Central Asia

In a statement read out to the press by Ambassador Baki Ilkin of Turkey, which holds the rotating Council presidency for this month, the 15-member body also welcomed the briefing it received today by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative Miroslav Jenca.Mr. Jenca heads the Centre, which was established in 2007 to help the countries of the region – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – respond more proactively to cross-border challenges and threats, such as terrorism, drug trafficking, organized crime and environmental degradation, before they become costlier and more difficult to control.He briefed the Council in a closed-door session on the activities of the Centre, located in the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, over the past six months. Earlier this year, in an interview with the UN News Centre, Mr. Jenca stated the region has been hit particularly hard by the ongoing global financial crisis, which has resulted in currency devaluation, curtailing of projects due to lack of funds, and a decrease in remittances. Another major challenge for the region is water management and energy supplies, areas in which the Centre is particularly active in assisting countries find durable solutions. 19 June 2009The Security Council today reaffirmed its support for the efforts of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia to facilitate dialogue and assist the Governments of the region in addressing the multiple challenges they face. read more

Neel Kashkari tapped to succeed Kocherlakota as head of Minneapolis Fed bank

by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Nov 10, 2015 10:11 am MDT Last Updated Nov 10, 2015 at 1:39 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Neel Kashkari tapped to succeed Kocherlakota as head of Minneapolis Fed bank FILE – In this July 21, 2014 file photo, Neel Kashkari speaks in Sacramento, Calif. Kashkari, a prominent business executive and one-time candidate for governor of California, has been chosen to be the head of the Federal Reserve’s regional bank in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File) WASHINGTON – Neel Kashkari, a prominent business executive and unsuccessful candidate for California governor, has been chosen as head of the Federal Reserve’s regional bank in Minneapolis.Kashkari will succeed Narayana Kocherlakota, who will step down from the job of Minneapolis Fed president on Dec. 31. Kocherlakota has held the position since 2009 and announced last December that he would not seek re-appointment once his current term ends.Kashkari was chosen by the regional bank’s board of directors. He most recently served as managing director of PIMCO. A Republican, he ran for governor of California in 2014, losing to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.Kashkari, 42, worked at the Treasury Department from 2006 to 2009. During the height of the financial crisis in 2009, he was tapped by then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson to oversee the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the $700 billion bailout program created by Congress.Before joining the Treasury Department, Kashkari was a vice-president at Goldman Sachs in San Francisco. Previously, he was an aerospace engineer at TRW Corp.In Minnesota, Kashkari will succeed one of the Fed’s leading doves, the group of Fed officials who favour keeping interest rates low as a way to fight unemployment.Kashkari’s views on monetary policy are not well known, but he is believed to be less dovish than Kocherlakota. He has expressed admiration for former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, describing him on Twitter as “the right leader when our country really needed it.”However, he has also colorfully highlighted the issue of persistently low inflation.“Maybe Fed should just admit: ‘We will keep rates at zero until inflation is staring us in the face (and then we will freak out),” he tweeted in May 2014.In August 2013, he suggested President Barack Obama should choose someone other than Yellen or former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers as Fed chairman, tweeting that he hoped Obama picked “someone unexpected.” Obama ended up nominating Yellen for the post.In his long-shot race for governor against Brown, Kashkari emphasized the need to address income inequality and said he was running an untraditional campaign.“The issues I’m focused on, they’re not Democrat or Republican,” Kashkari said in an AP interview in 2014.Kashkari at one point posed as a homeless man looking for work in Fresno, California to underscore his message on inequality.Jordan Haedtler, campaign manager for the Fed Up coalition, which is seeking to reform the Fed’s appointment process for regional bank presidents, said it was disappointing that Kashkari will be the third regional Fed bank president selected this year with ties to Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs.The selection is handled by the board of directors for each regional bank. Haedtler called it a process that “is dominated by corporate and financial elites.”___AP Economics writer Josh Boak contributed to this report. read more

IPO market in Canada recovering after dismal 2016 PwC report says

IPO market in Canada recovering after dismal 2016, PwC report says TORONTO – PwC says the initial public offering market in Canada has bounced back, posting a steady recovery through the first half of the year after a dismal 2016.The professional services firm issued a report Tuesday saying there were 16 new IPOs on Canadian exchanges in the first six months of this year that raised a total of $2.9 billion.A $1.7-billion offering by Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (TSX:KML) on the Toronto Stock Exchange led the second-quarter IPOs this year.It was the largest IPO in Canada since Hydro One (TSX:H) in 2015.Other offerings this year included Source Energy Services (TSX:SHLE), Real Matters Inc. (TSX:REAL), Step Energy Services Ltd. (TSX:STEP) and MedReleaf Corp. (TSX:LEAF).The data for this year is in contrast to 2016, which the report called the worst year in the nearly 20-year history of its survey of the IPO market, with two IPOs debuting in the first six months of that year on all Canadian exchanges.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said there were no IPOs debuting in the first six months of 2016. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 4, 2017 11:06 am MDT Last Updated Jul 4, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UN envoy lauds progress in Burundi but cautions that hurdles remain on

Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Burundi, reported that there have been “significant” advances in terms of political dialogue over the past six months. One among them is that several opposition politicians who remained in exile abroad following their boycott of the 2010 elections returned to Burundi to participate in a workshop that was held in March. Also, for the first time since the boycott, all Burundian political actors came together to discuss their country’s political future. “I wish to emphasize that the return of key political figures to Burundi marks significant progress and is an encouraging sign of the increasing willingness of all political actors to collaborate in the interest of preparing peaceful, free and fair elections in 2015.”The returning politicians have since resumed their activities and some political parties have already been able to make progress in terms of reaching out to their members in different locations of the country, he noted.“These major advances on political dialogue have played a key role in reducing restrictions of political space which have had the negative impact of curtailing the ability of political parties and actors to freely conduct their day-to-day activities.”At the same time, the activities of some youth members of political parties have raised concern, Mr. Onanga-Anyanga said. “Given the country’s violent history, we strongly urge all stakeholders to ensure that youth wings of political parties perform their activities peacefully and do not become a source of intimidation and at times actual danger for the population, including those that may be politically active, thus affecting negatively the political environment ahead of the 2015 elections.”Supporting next year’s elections in the war-scarred African country is one of several tasks assigned by the Council to the UN Office in Burundi (BNUB). Headed by Mr. Onanga-Anyanga, the Office was set up in 2006 to assist efforts towards peace and stability after decades of factional and ethnic fighting between Hutus and Tutsis killed hundreds of thousands of people.The envoy noted that overall Burundi continued to enjoy a “commendable” level of security and stability. However, occasional clashes continued in recent months between Government forces and armed groups, including cross-border incursions from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with armed groups claiming responsibility for some of the attacks. “As such incidents show, the ongoing instability in eastern DRC continues to adversely impact on Burundi.” In addition, the country finds itself in an “extremely difficult” fiscal position, which could, if not handled properly, pose a serious threat to hard-won yet still fragile stability, the envoy warned.The picture regarding the overall human rights situation during the first half of this year is “mixed,” Mr. Onanga-Anyanga said, noting that there have been far fewer cases of killings that may have been politically motivated than in the past. He also noted that the “excessive and inappropriate” use of force by State security agents, mostly the police, appears to have been the cause of the majority of cases of human rights violations that have been documented since the beginning of this year.Another issue the country continues to struggle with, said the Special Representative, is the high rate of extreme poverty. “Food security and nutrition remain major challenges, and most Burundians continue to face a daily struggle to make ends meet.”He added that projections for 2013 indicate a slightly increased growth rate of 5.3 per cent, which is still insufficient to significantly reduce the poverty level, given continuing high rates of population growth. Ambassador Paul Seger of Switzerland, the head of the Burundi configuration of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), told the Council that his overall impression after visiting the country last month is that although it has made significant progress, a number of challenges remain to be tackled.“I saw a real risk of a gap between the Government’s expectations on the one hand, and those of the international community on the other,” he stated. “Moreover, the fragility of the Burundian economy requires urgent action.”He said his message to the Government is to show political leadership and to redouble its efforts to undertake major reforms in the areas of good political and economic governance and the rule of law, while his message to the international community is to step up its commitment to Burundi and to maintain constructive, open and forthright communication with the Government.“I realize that the peacebuilding process is difficult and requires perseverance. Every marathon runner knows that the last 10 kilometres are the hardest,” Mr. Seger stated. “I therefore encourage the Government to press ahead with the race given that the country has made so much progress in terms of stabilization in recent years.” read more

Deshaun Thomas drafted 58th overall in NBA Draft by the San Antonio

Lantern file photoDeshaun Thomas, a former forward for the Ohio State men’s basketball team, was selected with the 58th overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 NBA Draft Thursday night.Thomas played a key role for OSU teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament Final Four in 2012 and to the Elite Eight in 2013. A junior during the 2013-13 season, Thomas elected to forgo his senior season and declare for the NBA draft.The Fort Wayne, Ind., native is leaving Columbus as the Buckeyes’ No. 9 scorer all-time with 1630 points, including the third best single-season total of 733 points during his final season.After forward Jared Sullinger declared for the draft in 2012, Thomas took on a leadership role for OSU. He ended the 2012-13 season leading the Big Ten in scoring with 19.8 points-per-game and an average of 5.9 rebounds per game.Thomas, the former Indiana Mr. Basketball, was a part of the highly touted 2010 recruiting class which included Sullinger as well as guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr.Thomas is the ninth player under coach Thad Matta to be taken in the NBA draft. The 2013 draft marked the seventh straight draft in which an OSU player has been selected.Former Buckeyes under Matta to be drafted include center Greg Oden and guards Mike Conley Jr. and Daequan Cook in 2007, center Kosta Koufos in 2008, center Byron Mullens in 2009, forward Evan Turner in 2010, forward Jon Diebler in 2011 and Sullinger in 2012. read more

China gets a League of Legendsthemed restaurant

first_imgIf Wheaties is the Breakfast of Champions, then what is dinner at the League of Legends restaurant? It’s a meal fit for kings at an establishment that begs the phrase “only in China” — not only because Chinese culture is rife with video game fandom, but also because it’s infamous for copyright infringement. It’s a pretty safe bet that the owners of this eatery don’t have any kind of licensing deal with Riot Games or its subsidiaries.That definitely isn’t stopping the fans from pouring in for a hearty slab of meat or a round of drinks to celebrate their never-ending adventuring, though. The restaurant is filled with League of Legends paraphernalia, with the waitstaff dressed up as characters from the game.There is also, of course, a computer set up in the middle of the establishment to let customers get their League of Legends fix. According to MMOCulture.com, patrons can win discounts on their food if they accomplish various feats within the game.Aside from that, it is pretty much the standard restaurant fare — you know, deep-fried scorpions, braised snake meat, the usual. Actually, these dishes are not so out of the ordinary in China, and fit in with the lore of the fantasy RPG quite well.Prices appear to be fairly reasonable. A serving of the signature cocktail will run you just 35 Chinese Yuan, or around $5.60. The more expensive entrees cost around $20.It was reported that the owners spent roughly $160,000 to get the restaurant up and running. Or, as die-hard League of Legends fans might call it, money well spent.last_img read more

Badass Bobcat Named Mr Murderbritches Released Into the Wild

first_imgStay on target Move over, Grumpy Cat, there’s a new cranky feline conquering the internet.A bobcat kitten that has been named “Mr. Murderbritches” is gaining notoriety as a video of him snarling and swiping at wildlife officers attempting to release him out of a cage in Utah circulates on social media.The video, posted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on Twitter, shows the growling Murderbritches as he is relocated out of town after he was caught eating chickens in Kanarraville, Utah.The Center for Biological Diversity then re-posted the video (see below) with witty captions on Wednesday, and dubbed the “badass” bobcat kitten Mr. Murderbritches.“Watch these wildlife officials struggle to stay alive as they release the world’s most badass bobcat kitten back into the wild,” the Center said on YouTube and Twitter.The Center “translated” Murderbritches’ snarls and growls into hilarious statements, such as “I Savage You,” “U Better Run Boi,” and “Prepare to die.”Mark Hadley, spokesperson from the DWR, told the Salt Lake Tribune that the bobcat was released “not all that far from the town.”“It was taken out far enough where we don’t think it’ll come back into the town again,” Hadley said.But apparently, Murderbritches has a penchant for chickens — and trouble.SOUND ON! You don’t want to miss the gutsy growl of this young #bobcat. Our conservation officers relocated the animal after he was caught eating chickens in Kanarraville. #Utah pic.twitter.com/FPeBL9SLZm— Utah DWR (@UtahDWR) November 26, 2018A man in Kanarraville had called the DWR to report the cat was in his chicken coop in late November, and an Iron County sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to open the door and let him out, conservation officer Josh Carver said told the Salt Lake Tribune.In the video posted to Twitter, Carver and officers released Murderbritches in the mountains west of town. But then he got into a dog house, and wildlife officers had to capture him again.For his small size, Carver thinks Murderbritches has a lot of moxie, and will have a good chance of surviving in the wild, even during the rough winter.People are certainly rooting for him.“Long live Mr. Murderbritches,” the Center for Biological Diversity tweeted.Author Chuck Wendig tweeted: “Get Mr. Murderbritches a Netflix show, a stuffed animal toy line, an animated Pixar movie, a live-action reboot of the original movie, or better yet, leave Mr. Murderbritches alone, because you mess with Murderbritches, you get stitches.”Get Mr. Murderbritches a Netflix show, a stuffed animal toy line, an animated Pixar movie, a live-action reboot of the original movie, or better yet, leave Mr. Murderbritches alone, because you mess with Murderbritches, you get stitches. https://t.co/yjNgpVPbLy— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) December 6, 2018More on Geek.com:Monk Seal With Eel Stuck Up Its Nose Caught on CameraBobcat Shows Off Dead Iguana Prey to Tourists in Florida Wildlife RefugeGorgeous Mandarin Duck Makes a Splash on Social Media Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ last_img read more

ASA Says President Obamas Main Street Tour Highlights Role of Biofuels

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) says President Barack Obama’s visit today to POET Biorefining in Macon, Mo., highlights the role the biofuels industry can play in the creation of green jobs and drive economic development while benefiting the environment. The visit also underscores the urgent need for Congress to quickly pass a retroactive extension of the biodiesel tax incentive.”ASA appreciates President Obama’s efforts to bring attention to the importance of our domestic biofuels industry and how it support rural economies,” said ASA President Rob Joslin, a soybean producer from Sidney, Ohio. “What we need now is for the Congress to prioritize passage of a retroactive extension of the biodiesel tax incentive to put people back to work at green jobs as soon as possible.”The biodiesel tax incentive expired on December 31, 2009. Since then, biodiesel production and consumption has dramatically declined, biodiesel production facilities have closed, thousands of biodiesel industry workers have lost their jobs, and surplus soybean oil stocks continue to rise as a result of lower demand.The U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 4213, the Tax Extenders Act of 2009, in December 2009, and the Senate passed its version of H.R. 4213, the American Workers, State and Business Relief Act in early March 2010. Both versions of the bill include retroactive extension of the vital biodiesel tax credit through December 31, 2010. The House and Senate must now reconcile the differences between the two versions of the bill approved by the respective chambers.”Congress should move quickly to seek agreement on a final bill that can be passed and signed into law,” Joslin said. “Biodiesel has the best energy balance and the best greenhouse gas reduction of any fuel that is currently in the commercial marketplace, and biodiesel is the only advanced biofuel that has reached commercialization in the United States.”The Renewable Fuel Standard Program (RFS2) announced in February demonstrates that soy biodiesel can achieve significant reductions in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions relative to petroleum diesel. It also requires the combined 2009 and 2010 volume levels to be met, which will require the utilization of 1.1 billion gallons of biodiesel by the end of 2010.The biodiesel tax incentive, which is structured as a federal excise tax credit, amounts to a penny per percentage point of biodiesel blended with petroleum diesel. The young biodiesel industry relies on this support to make biodiesel more competitive with petroleum diesel, and lower the cost of biodiesel to the end consumer.”Production of homegrown biofuels strengthens national security by reducing the nation’s energy dependence on imported petroleum, contributes to a healthier environment, and supports thousands of jobs in rural communities across the United States,” Joslin added.last_img read more

Bigg Boss Tamil houseThalapathy 63 sets in on frame A sight to

first_imgThe viral picture from EVP FIlm City.TwitterThe EVP Film City in Chembarabakkam, Chennai, is becoming a one-stop place for filming big banner films and TV shows. The 130-acre land can accommodate several projects at the same time and even now a couple of sets have been erected for the present and upcoming films-TV shows.Notably, a massive football stadium has been erected for Vijay’s upcoming film, presently referred to as Thalapathy 63, in the EVP Film City. For over a month, the team has been busy shooting key portions under the guidance of Atlee Kumar.In the same locality, the Bigg Boss Tamil 3 house has been built. Yes, a big house has been constructed for the upcoming TV reality show, which will go on air from 23 June.Also, the stage for the Ilaiyaraaja’s birthday concert was erected at the EVP Film City. However, the social media was abuzz with a picture which claimed to show the three sets in one frame.Thalapathy 63 sets and the stage of Ilaiyaraaja’s birthday concert are visible in the aerial-view photo, but clearly, the Bigg Boss Tamil house is not seen. Some people mistook the concert stage to the house erected for the Vijay TV’s popular show.The picture spread like wildfire among the fans of Vijay, but many wondered about the set erected for the Kamal Haasan-hosted show.As per the sources, the house built for the Bigg Boss Tamil is closely guarded and not next to the sets of Thalapathy 63, which has Nayanthara playing the female lead.Vijay TV’s show will have the participation of 15 contestants and they will be locked inside the house for 100 days without mobile, newspapers, clock and anything that connects them with the outside world.last_img read more

Ataur Rahman made AL advisory council member

first_imgAtaur Rahman. Photo: CollectedTheatre personality Ataur Rahman has been made a member of the Awami League (AL) Advisory Council.AL president Sheikh Hasina nominated Ataur exercising her power bestowed upon her through the party’s 20th national council held on 22-23 October, 2016, said a press release signed by AL office secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap on Saturday.With the induction of the Ekushey Padak-winning theatre personality into the AL Advisory Council, the number of its members has risen to 43.Ataur Rahman received the Ekushey Padak in 2001 for his contribution to theatre.Ataur Rahman, who was born in 1941, completed his masters in Science in 1964 from University of Dhaka.last_img

Polo match to highlight unique humananimal bond

first_imgPolo’s equestrian fans and the high profile dignitaries of Delhi will be in for a treat this weekend at the precision-filled Polo exhibition match followed by camel and canine show at Jaipur Polo Grounds. This unique show is a part of an initiative to promote tourism and also to create awareness among the public about how the BSF personnel and their trained animals guard the borders of the nation in weather extremities. The event will take place on January 14 from 2 pm to 4:45 pm. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTo add an adequate scoop of perfection and entertainment, the hosts Neelam Pratam Rudy, Vikramjit Singh Sahney, Mukesh Gupta and Aashmeen Munjal will come together with Border Security Forces (BSF) – widely known as the largest Para-military force in the world.As part of the grand celebration, a lot of on-ground activities will be planned for the day by BSF. After a private exhibition polo match and camel-canine show, BSF will serve an entertaining slice of India’s culture through an engaging performance by Rajasthani talented Langa kalbeliya artists. Apart from this, there will be a dog show and a show by our Janbaaz team. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe show will demonstrate the human-animal relationship in a very captivating manner. Neelam Pratap Rudy, Chairperson of PHD Chambers, Sports Committee said, “In association with PHD’s Tourism Committee and the Border Security Forces, we will organize this spectacular and unique show of an exhibition polo match, camel tattoo, canine show, a traditional folk dance, and musical program, which will take place for the second time in the Capital.last_img read more

Travel guide for Morocco

first_imgMorocco is a North African country which has a coastline on both the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It borders with Western Sahara to the south, Algeria to the east and the Spanish North African territories of Ceuta and Melilla on the Mediterranean coast in the north.Source: World Travel Guideslast_img

The Impact of the Qualified Mortgage Patch Expiration

first_imgThe Impact of the Qualified Mortgage “Patch” Expiration With the Ability to Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule (QM) patch which allows Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to exceed the QM debt to income (DTI) test set to automatically expire at the beginning of 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has requested for information in 2017 and subsequent assessment of the rule published in January of 2019. According to American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Codirector of the AEI Center on Housing Markets and Finance Edward J. Pinto, letting the patch run out as intended will ultimately be beneficial to homeowners.In a report, Pinto argues that to protect homeowners, lawmakers must allow the patch to expire.“We point out that the ‘Patch’ has been a major contributor to the current home price boom, particularly entry-level homes,” said Pinto. “Thus, First Time Buyers (FTBs) have been particularly disadvantages. We note that allowing the Patch to expire would reduce pressure on house prices in the near term, and retaining QM’s DTI test would prudently apply countercyclical friction in ‘hot’” housing markets in the future.”The “Patch” was intended to mitigate recovery problems in the non-qualified mortgage market following the 2008 crisis. The “Patch” established a second QM category for loans that meet other QM requirements but for which the borrowers DTI exceeds 43 percent. This patch has already expired for other lenders, including the FHA, VA, the USDA, and the RHS, and will expire in seven years from the effective date January 10, 2014, for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.Pinto states that the patch should be allowed to expire, due to a number of factors. He notes that the large and long-running housing boom has been supported by rapidly rising DTIs, which have put borrowers at risk. According to Pinto, the GSEs have ignored the intent of the patch, and following the Patch’s expiration, HUD and FHA must take action to better protect consumers.Read Pinto’s complete report here. American Enterprise Institute Edward Pinto Fannie Mae FHA Freddie Mac HUD Patch QM 2019-03-08 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News, Originationcenter_img Share March 8, 2019 1,514 Views last_img read more

National plan aims to cut cancer type by 40 per cent

first_imgThe health ministry is planning to make Cyprus the first European country with an organised national programme for colon and rectal cancer to help reduce mortality rates by 40 per cent.“Because this particular type of cancer is caused by other benign conditions, polyps, which take a long time to develop into cancer, if they are detected and removed in time complete healing can be achieved,” Health Minister Giorgos Pamborides announced on Tuesday, marking European Awareness Month for Colon and Rectum cancer.He explained the procedure is very simple, saying it is “a simple test for non-visible blood in faeces which can save your life.”Based on scientific data an organised national programme should reduce the mortality rate by 40 per cent.Larnaca was selected as a starting point for carrying out voluntary screening tests in 2014, and until today, 2,639 samples were taken in four municipalities and 11 communities. Of these, 207 were positive.A colonoscopy, the removal of a polyp, was carried out in 133 cases where people had a precancerous condition and in three who already had cancer. “136 lives were saved,” the minister noted. The health ministry covers costs of the initial test, the first colonoscopy and the biopsy on any polyps found.In Cyprus there are about 365 new colorectal cancers every year, most of them in the age group between 50 to 69, thus this age group was targeted.The minister added the programme is also a model example of the state and the private sector, whereby the state purchases services from private gastroenterologists and colonoscopy is done in the private sector following strict EU directives and without delays and waiting lists.Concluding, Pamborides thanked the Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends Pasykaf for their support and work in the spread of information about colorectal cancer.Pasykaf has for years helped raise awareness by arranging for experts to inform people on colon cancer through various charity events organised by private individuals and organisations, called ‘Kafes tis agapis’ and through other events.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Tourist dies while swimming in sea updated

first_imgA post mortem carried out on Thursday morning revealed that asphyxiation due to drowning was the cause of death of the 64-year-old Russian tourist who died while swimming in the sea near Ayia Napa on Wednesday evening.The woman was found floating in the water at around 6pm and taken to a private clinic where she was pronounced dead an hour later.She arrived in Cyprus on May 14 and was due to stay until May 28.The post mortem at Larnaca general hospital was carried out by state pathologist Sophocles Sophocleous.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are Leading The Pack. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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