WatchGuess which 12 states are the biggest losers if NAFTA is killed

MEXICO CITY — A new projection from the biggest business lobby in the United States shows the 12 states that would likely feel the impact of NAFTA’s cancellation the most also voted for Donald Trump.The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has stepped up its efforts to save the North American Free Trade Agreement amid threats of an American pullout.The group’s newest projection shows the states exporting the most to Canada and Mexico in total dollars, or as a percentage of their overall global exports.Supporters cheer as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in October, 2016. Trump won all 12 states — Michigan, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Texas, Missouri, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Arizona, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and North Carolina — which delivered more than half his electoral college votes.The current round of talks, underway in Mexico City, is expected to represent a calm between two storms. The countries have now made their demands on key issues, but are likely still months away from revealing their bottom lines.Officials have played down expectations for this week’s talks. The lead NAFTA ministers for the three countries aren’t even attending the Mexico round, and Canadian officials suggest there won’t likely be movement on the most controversial issues.Canada and Mexico have suggested one potential area for compromise — the U.S. idea of regular reviews of the agreement — but don’t want it to include a so-called termination clause. The Trump administration wants the agreement to lapse after five years unless all three countries agree to extend it.Canada, Mexico prepared to bend on controversial U.S. sticking point in NAFTA negotiations72 U.S. lawmakers escalate complaints over Trump’s handling of NAFTA in flurry of lettersThinking the unthinkable on NAFTA has C$ traders doomsday preppingThat’s one of several U.S. demands that shocked observers — Canada, Mexico, numerous American lawmakers, and the business community. Several dozen U.S. lawmakers wrote to the administration this week expressing concern.And the Chamber of Commerce has begun organizing regular NAFTA events in an effort to save the agreement. It released its projections in an op-ed today headlined, “Which States Would Be Hit Hardest by Withdrawing from NAFTA?”“Imagine the scene: The U.S. unemployment rate is climbing. Crops in the heartland are rotting. Manufacturers are moving abroad. Consumer prices are rising,” the piece begins.“That’s the picture painted.” Getty Images read more

Brock grads business among fastestgrowing in Canada

Albert IannantuonoFresh on the heels of receiving a 2012 Brock Alumni of Distinction Award, Albert Iannantuono’s (BA ’85) company Tri-Media Integrated Marketing Technologies has been selected 93rd among “Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies” by PROFIT Magazine.The 24th annual PROFIT 200 ranks Canada’s fastest-growing companies by five-year revenue growth, profiling the country’s most successful growth companies.“I am so proud that during some of the toughest economic times, we were able to not only survive, but evolve into a sustainable, growth-oriented business, serving some great clients globally,” says Iannantuono. “We are proud to be amidst the top companies in the country.”St. Catharines-based Tri-Media Integrated Marketing Technologies Inc. has evolved from a traditional advertising agency into one that provides traditional, digital, social and mobile services to major brands globally.With offices in three countries, Tri-Media maintains a workforce of more than 65 employees, and has high-profile clients as diverse as the Discovery Channel, AOL, Google-YouTube, Parks Canada, and others.“[These] companies are an inspiration to Canadian entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs,” says Ian Portsmouth, Editor-in-Chief, PROFIT Magazine. “PROFIT is proud to celebrate the success of these businesspeople, who, despite a challenging economy, have achieved outstanding success in a wide variety of fields.”In March 2012, the Brock University Alumni Association honoured thirty-five outstanding graduates to celebrate the Association’s 35th anniversary. Iannantuono was among this distinguished group of alumni who exemplify the spirit of Brock through their scholarly, creative, humanitarian and professional contributions to Canada and beyond.In addition to running Tri-Media, Iannantuono has used his business acumen to spearhead a range of civic and philanthropic campaigns to showcase and increase pride and business in Niagara. He was one of the founders of the Niagara Social Project and has received many awards for his community support.For more info: www.tri-media.com read more

TSX advances Alcoa beats expectations Fed strikes dovish stance in minutes

TSX advances, Alcoa beats expectations, Fed strikes dovish stance in minutes by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 9, 2014 7:42 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Toronto stock market was higher Wednesday as minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest interest rate meeting were taken to indicate that the U.S. central bank will be more accomodative than thought in keeping short-term rates low.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 63.13 points to 14,435.58.Indexes were also boosted by strong earnings reports from the retail and resource sectors.The Canadian dollar climbed 0.42 of a cent to 91.98 cents US.New York indexes ran ahead as the minutes showed that Fed officials had a secret video conference call in early March where they reached a consensus that the 6.5 per cent unemployment rate threshold for the first rate hike had become outdated. On the conference call, the central bankers were clearly worried that changing the forward guidance would impact markets.In the end, the Fed settled on an open-ended approach — that even after employment and inflation are nearly back to normal, short-term rates may need to stay unusually low for a while because the economy isn’t fully healthy.The Dow Jones industrials jumped 181.04 points to 16,437.18, the Nasdaq rose 70.91 points to 4,183.9 and the S&P 500 index gained 20.22 points to 1,872.18.Traders are braced for a slew of first-quarter earnings reports over the next few weeks.“We’re looking for pretty modest revenue growth,” said Wes Mills, chief investment officer, Scotia Private Client Group.“I think it’s going to be very stock specific. Valuations don’t give you much room to disappoint too far because we’re fairly or fully valued. But the general tone of things is that, on the year, global growth is improving. Things still look pretty good,” Mills said.The reporting season got off to an auspicious start Tuesday as Alcoa Inc. said that it lost US$178 million in the first quarter as the price it was paid for aluminum dropped eight per cent from a year ago. However, earnings excluding writedowns to reduce smelting and milling capacity were nine cents per share, four cents better than expectations and Alcoa shares rose 3.75 per cent in New York.And on Wednesday, Montreal-based discount chain Dollarama (TSX:DOL) announced a hike in its quarterly dividend to 16 cents from 14 cents. The retailer also posted a quarterly net profit of $83 million and diluted earnings per share of $1.17. That compares with $77.1 million in the same quarter last year on diluted EPS of $1.04. Sales for the quarter were $582.2 million compared with $561.8 million year over year. Its shares ran ahead $7.19 or 8.38 per cent to $92.97 after earlier hitting an all time high of $94.25.Tech stocks led TSX advancers, up 2.19 per cent, with Constellation Software (TSX:CSU) ahead $11.78 to $276.99.The base metals component turned higher, up 0.89 per cent while May copper was down one cent to US$3.04 a pound.May crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose $1.15 to US$103.71 a barrel and the energy sector gained 0.57 per cent.The gold sector was flat as June bullion fell $3.20 to US$1,305.90 an ounce. read more

Opinion Braxton Miller should be starting quarterback for Ohio State in 2015

OSU redshirt-senior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) is set to compete with J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones for a starting spot in 2015.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerWhen Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller went down with a season-ending shoulder injury last fall, my first thoughts weren’t about how the Buckeyes would do without him during the 2014 season, but how good they would be with him coming back in 2015.Heading into the 2014 campaign, Miller was to be the senior leader of the team and was a Heisman hopeful. What he was able to do with the talent he had around him in his first three seasons as the signal caller was quite impressive. Play-calling from coaches, the lack of talent at wide receiver and multiple turnovers that were out of Miller’s control led to missed opportunities. And that was just in the 2013 Big Ten Championship game against Michigan State.Last year’s OSU team wasn’t supposed to be as good as they were without Miller; they definitely weren’t supposed to win it all. With a year of young players getting a chance to develop, such as wide receivers and the offensive line, things couldn’t look better for the 2015 team.You get your best player back on the field and everyone else around him ­­— who once slowed him down — all had the chance to improve. And boy, did they ever.Miller is currently rehabbing his shoulder after surgery to repair a torn labrum, so for me to say he should be the starter at this moment would be foolish, but if he is 100 percent healthy by the first game, I believe there is no better option.He has gone against and beat out redshirt-sophomore J.T. Barrett and redshirt-junior Cardale Jones consistently and I don’t think the experience they gained is enough to take the starting job — although you couldn’t ask for better experience. Miller hasn’t gotten any worse and I don’t think it would be wise to sit him out before he is given the chance to lose the job on his own.Before the Big Ten tile game in which OSU beat Wisconsin, 59-0, Jones didn’t appear to be very good. We knew he had an arm and could run, but every time we saw him get reps or in a spring game, he was unimpressive to say the least. They say practice makes perfect, but I’m not convinced that a year of second-team reps all of a sudden made him a better quarterback and player than Miller.Not to mention Jones couldn’t beat out Barrett for the job when Miller went down, so although what he did in the final three games of last season was pure greatness and he will forever hold a place in my heart as a fan, I would bet he comes back down to earth during a full season of constant hits and maybe after the defense lets him down a little.Barrett is a guy that has all the mechanics, but lacks the “wow” factor. He can manage the offense very well, but when it’s time to go out and win a game for his team, I believe he lacks that instinct. At this time he would be better suited watching another year of the explosiveness Miller brings on every play.The younger quarterbacks will only benefit from another year of developing, and as the more experienced man, Miller should be the one starting in the fall.Either way, OSU should have no problem running the table in the Big Ten with whomever coach Urban Meyer chooses to be the signal caller. Although with Miller, games might be over a little faster. read more

Duke and Duchess of Sussex fly to Italy for wedding of friend

Prince Harry, Meghan and Archie will soon embark on a tour of AfricaCredit:PA Meghan Markle and Misha Nonoo in 2015 It dates back to the 1930s but its heyday came in the 1950s and 1960s when it was used by leading Italian directors such as Federico Fellini and Roberto Rossellini. Big budget epics such as Cleopatra (1963) and Ben-Hur (1959) were shot there, earning it the nickname ‘Hollywood on the Tiber’.Buckingham Palace declined to comment. It is the latest in a series of overseas trips for the Sussexes this summer. They have previously enjoyed holidays in Ibiza and to Nice to stay with Sir Elton John.The trips, in August, saw the couple criticised for hypocrisy over their use of private jets, while the Duke campaigns to save the environment. On Monday, the Duke, Duchess and Archie will arrive in Cape Town to begin a ten-day tour of South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Malawi. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have travelled to Rome to celebrate the wedding of fashion designer Misha Nonoo, as they take a last-minute break from preparing for their official tour in Africa. The Duke and Duchess, who flew to Italy commercially, are understood to be travelling without their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.They landed on Thursday, with time to relax before the glamorous wedding celebrations begin on Friday. Nonoo, who collaborated with the duchess on her capsule wardrobe for the Smart Works charity, is preparing to marry oil tycoon Michael Hess.Nonoo has been credited with introducing American former actress Meghan Markle to Prince Harry after setting them up on a blind date in 2016, but has always declined to confirm any involvement. She was previously married to the duke’s friend Alexander Gilkes. Prince Harry, Meghan and Archie will soon embark on a tour of Africa Meghan Markle and Misha Nonoo in 2015Credit:Getty Last week, the Duchess was photographed hugging Nonoo at the launch of the Smart Works fashion collection, with the designer later speaking warmly of her friend in a series of interviews. Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are also expected at the star-studded nuptials in Italy, along with Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom and model Karlie Kloss, according to the New York Post.Part of the A-list event is reported to be held at Cinecittà, Italy’s biggest film studio which is on the outskirts of Rome. read more

Climate change is making Ireland warmer yay and wetter boo

first_imgTHE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Agency has said that ongoing climate change will make Ireland warmer and wetter over the coming decades.Five reports published yesterday by the EPA outline the impact that climate change is having, and will continue to have, on the country.The Hydrodetect project led by Dr Conor Murphy of ICARUS at NUI Maynooth tracked the change in river flows, finding that rivers in the west flowed more in winter. All of the changes identified are climate driven, the report says.Another study led by a team from Trinity College shows that the warmer Irish climate has changed the seasonal cycle of a number of plants and animals.A third study examined how Ireland’s cost is adapting to climate change. The study was aimed to help local authorities deal with coastal erosion and change.Another examined Ireland’s vulnerability to climate change, recommending that research is carried out into biodiversity, water resources and fisheries.In an overarching study, Professor John Sweeney provided recommendations on how key sectors and vulnerable areas could increase their resilience to climate change through adaptation.These include the water sector, coastal zones and housing.Sweeney said:“Adaptation can take many forms, tourism may be a winner with an extended season into April and May and potentially October but most other areas have vulnerabilities.  Overall economic analyses provide a strong case for including adaptation to climate change in planning and investment decisions”.The EPA’s General Director Laura Burke said that the work was vitally important.“This is essential to inform the actions required in Ireland’s National Climate Change Adaptation Framework and highlights the important role that research has to play in supporting policy and evidence based decision making.”Read: Here’s why flies can avoid being swatted and a T-rex might not see you sneak byRead: Measles-style virus blamed for hundreds of dolphin deaths since Julylast_img read more

President Obama is considering air strikes in Iraq reports

first_img Press reports that US has conducted airstrikes in Iraq completely false. No such action taken.— Pentagon Press Sec (@PentagonPresSec) August 7, 2014 Source: Rear Adm. John Kirby/Twitter Updated 11.02pmUS PRESIDENT BARACK Obama is considering ordering air strikes against Sunni extremists in northern Iraq, according to reports this evening.The military assault would be paired with humanitarian food drops to beleaguered civilians, the reports said.American media, citing senior White House officials, said Obama was weighing military options after jihadists from the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) attacked Christian and Yazidi minority communities.“There could be a humanitarian catastrophe there,” an official told the New York Times, warning that a decision on military action was expected “imminently – this could be a fast-moving train.”Other press reports said that Obama could decide to mount a humanitarian operation to save displaced or besieged civilians, or launch military strikes to halt the ISIS advance.The Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby dismissed reports tonight that the airstrikes had already begun.center_img Obama came to office determined to end US military involvement in Iraq and in his first term oversaw the withdrawal of the huge ground force deployed there since the 2003 American invasion. Source: Gregory Bull/PABut recent rapid gains by the Islamic State, a successor group to Al-Qaeda’s former Iraqi and Syrian operations, compelled him to send military advisors back to Baghdad evaluate the situation.The United Nations Security Council was to hold emergency talks on the crisis later today, and France has pledged support for forces “engaged in battle” against the ISIS radicals. An ISIS fighter in Bartella, northern Iraq. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesThe group, along with allied Sunni factions, is at war with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s mainly Shiite government forces and with the peshmerga forces of the Kurdish autonomous region of the country.In late June it proclaimed a “caliphate” straddling rebel-held areas of Syria and Iraq and seized the major city of Mosul. In recent days it has seized towns formerly populated by Christians and Yazidis.Iraqi religious leaders say Islamic State militants have forced 100,000 Christians to flee and have occupied churches, removing crosses and destroying manuscripts.Meanwhile, several thousand Yazidis, members of an ancient pre-Muslim religious minority, are stranded on high ground after being driven out of their home town of Sinjar by ISIS fighters.Originally published 7.05pmRead: Thousands of Iraqis flee ISIS militants in panic as France calls ‘urgent’ UNSC meeting>Explainer: What’s happening with the latest attacks in Iraq?>last_img read more

WWE keeps distance from Hulk Hogan Were by no means back in

first_img Vince Mcmahon Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Hulk Hogan Says He’s Headed To WWE’s Crown Jewel Event Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Google+ Hulk Hogan will be attending a premiere party tonight for the new HBO documentary about Andre the Giant and WWE was quick to distances themselves publicly from Hogan.While Hogan was invited by HBO to attend, WWE is making it very clear that he is not affiliated with the company and that the function was created by HBO.“Hulk Hogan is an important part of Andre the Giant’s history, however his appearance at tonight’s HBO premiere of the documentary and his plans to help others learn from his mistakes does not mean WWE is rehiring him. Hogan is not scheduled to be at any upcoming WWE events.”WWE admitted to having recent conversations with Hogan last week, issuing a statement indicating he could be working with contracted talent in the future about mistakes he made.Apparently, the statement was misinterpreted by some with people believing that a Hogan return to the company could be imminent.Triple H continued to echo the same sentiments in an interview with ESPN.“I think he’s trying to take steps to show the world that you can make mistakes and you can learn from them. And you can help others learn from the mistakes that you have made. If that’s what he’s willing to do, and that’s what he’s doing — that we’re willing to help him do. Certainly we’re by no means back in business with him, but if that is the path that he wants to take, then we applaud that.”The HBO documentary about Andre the Giant will premiere on April 10.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs WWE Losing Its Audience?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:29/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Hulk Hogan Will Host WWE’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Event In Saudi Arabia Wrestling Fans Mourn The Loss Of WWE Legend Mean Gene Okerlund Is WWE Losing Its Audience?center_img Videos Articles WhatsApp WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Pinterest Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announces “Ballers” to end on HBO with Season Five Triple H Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next The Undertaker appears on ESPN College GameDay Saturday morning WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4last_img read more

Ultras turn on Napolis president

first_imgThe Ultras Curvas A and B have released a statement criticising the Italian club ownerThings in Napoli are not okay.The team lost last week 5-0 against Liverpool, and even after winning all other friendlies the club’s fanatics are not happy.The fans are angry about the lack of any big-name signings during this summer transfer window.And they have found President Aurelio De Laurentiis to be the culprit.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“We don’t tolerate his vision of football, which is pro-business and without sentiment. We’re ultras… the past, present, and future,” the ultras wrote on a statement.“We’ve lived and we’ll live them all with sacrifice, passion, and values that are present everywhere, but also beside an idiot.”According to Football Italia, the supporters don’t like the lack of any signings that would send their team to the top of the Serie A.“We no longer accept this stringent lack of style and these provocative offenses against a group of people who, despite him taking us from the abyss, made him go from being a modest film producer to a great and ‘wealthy’ owner of a football club,” they added.last_img read more

Wealth at Work acquires Affinity

first_imgFinancial education provider Wealth at Work has acquired the Affinity group.Founded in 2004, Affinity (The Farleigh Group) is a Bristol-based national provider of financial education and advice, working with over 200 employers who mainly operate in the public sector for local authorities.With this third strategic acquisition, Wealth at Work aims to increase its footprint in this sector of the financial education market.Jonathan Watts-Lay (pictured), director at Wealth at Work, said: “We are very excited about the acquisition. We mainly provide our services to the private sector so this presents further opportunities for us to expand into the public sector, providing financial education seminars, guidance and advice, particularly for those employees who are at retirement where making the correct decisions are crucial. Our increased capacity means we can continue to respond to the fast growing demand for our services.”last_img read more

Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are real estate transactions in Wilmington during the week of June 3, 2018:4 Avery Street — Sale Price: $560,000 — Buyer: Ronouk Saha & Yahira M. Quiles-Perez — Seller: Franklyn W. Jewett & Mary A. Jewett — Sale Date: 6/8/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 30,056sf55-A Chestnut Street — Sale Price: $695,000 — Buyer: Mark F. Cuddy — Sale Price: Stephen W. Olson & Jean M. Olson — Sale Date: 6/7/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 148,975sf26 Dobson Street — Sale Price: $546,422 — Buyer: Steven F. Babbin & Aretha R. Cohen — Seller: Brett Woods & Michelle Woods — Sale Date: 6/7/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 15,246sf6 Green Meadow Drive — Sale Price: $799,900 — Buyer: Enrico Giammarco & Mindy D. Giammarco — Seller: Elm Tree Development, LLC — Sale Date: 6/8/18 — Use: Res. Developed Land — Lot Size: 79,279sf6 Tacoma Drive — Sale Price: $685,000 — Buyer: Matthew R. Leahy & Lindsay C. Leahy — Seller: Kevin W. Holman & Hannah L. Holman — Sale Date: 6/8/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 24,829sfLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

BJP unleashes attack on KTR

first_imgHyderabad: State BJP leaders on Tuesday unleashed a blistering attack against the TRS working president K T Rama Rao and the State government a day after the latter reacted to saffron party national working president J P Nadda criticised the State government at a public meeting on Sunday. Addressing the media here, the BJP State chief spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao said, “What is Rahul Gandhi is to Congress, so is KTR to TRS.” Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us He said netizens had nailed KTR’s lies by posting a picture of his meetings with the former Union Health Minister and the current national working president after his statement that he did not know who is J P Nadda. Rao said the outburst of KTR exposed the sense of insecurity within his party. KTR lacked even basic understanding which State was he referring to when he talked about “Karnataka model.” Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us In a democracy, people would give opposition parties the responsibility to raise questions. Being an opposition party, the BJP would raise questions and seek answers. But instead of answering, the TRS leader had started attacking the opposition parties. This showed how insecure the TRS is. There are many leaders, former and present MPs, MLAs and others joining the BJP across the country after seeing the good governance provided by the Centre under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Advertise With Us “If fear is haunting KTR and the TRS, and If 2/3rd of MLAs want to leave the TRS and want to join BJP. We are not responsible for it,” he said. He dared KTR to come for an open debate on the failures, wrongdoings and decimation of all the institutions in the State for the last six years. The BJP leader also condemned the lacklustre attitude of the State government and Chief Secretary S K Josh in responding and submitting a report sought by President Ramnath Kovidn on the suicides of 27 students as consequence of intermediate results fiasco. The BJP leader and MLC N Ramachandra Rao said the politics is heating up in Telangana after the visit of the party national working president. Six TRS leaders had been forced to react to the BJP working president’s criticism. This exposed the fear and insecurity brewing within the TRS, he pointed out. Taking exception to KTR calling Ayushman Bharat Scheme (ABS) as waste, Ramachandra Rao said several hospitals which provided Aarogyasri services were on verge of closure because the State government had failed to clear dues to the tune of Rs 1,500 crore. In an open letter, former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya lashed out at the TRS working president. He alleged Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao left the people in lurch. He demanded a probe into Kaleswaram Lift Irrigation project.last_img read more

Diverted Vistara flight lands in Lucknow just 10 minutes before running out

first_imgFacebookA Vistara Mumbai-Delhi flight, which was diverted to Lucknow because of bad weather conditions, eventually landed with minimum fuel left, after the pilot issued a Mayday alert to the Air Traffic Control (ATC) on Monday, July 15. The flight was carrying 153 people.”The flight could have managed only 10 more minutes in the air before exhausting the fuel. The aircraft had barely 300 kg of fuel left when it touched down at the Lucknow airport,” Vistara Airlines told NDTV.The passenger flight was unable to land in Lucknow despite diversion from New Delhi due to the drop in visibility, said a statement released by Vistara airlines. After the flight was rediverted towards Prayagraj, the Lucknow ATC informed the crew to make its landing in Lucknow.Vistara statement on UK944 diversion, July 15. pic.twitter.com/HrdQfCBeKU— Vistara (@airvistara) July 17, 2019The Airbus A-320 NEO flight usually lands with enough fuel for approximately 60 extra minutes, aviation experts told NDTV.The incident came in the backdrop of the notice on fuel planning issued on July 5 by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The notice asked Indian airlines to carry enough fuel to fly two or more alternative destinations to avoid plane crashes caused by diversion.The DGCA has grounded a Vistara pilot over the incident, reported ANI.last_img read more

South Africa buoyed by tourism growth

first_imgA 10.2 percent growth in international tourists to South Africa has been deemed an affirmation of the country’s tourism industry and tourism marketing efforts.However, President Jacob Zuma, who announced the 2012 figures in Cape Town late last week, warned the country against growing complacent in a competitive market.“More and more countries around the world are realising the opportunity that tourism presents…and our geographic position makes our fight for the global tourism share more difficult than most,” he said.According to President Zuma, the South African tourism industry needs to work together to promote the country’s accessibility in order to continue to “fuel [South Africa’s] industry’s success”.Tourists from Central and South America grew by 37 percent in 2012 over the previous year and South Africa also saw impressive growth from Asia (33.7 per cent), lead primarily by population super powers China and India.However, it is still Europe and the United States bringing in the most tourists to the country. 1,386,978 Europeans visited South Africa as did 326,643 tourists from the United States.16.2 percent more Australians visited South Africa last year over 2011.“This phenomenal tourism growth is evidence that we are successfully setting ourselves apart in a competitive marketplace,” President Zuma said. Cape Minstrels, Hout Bay Harbour, Cape Town. Image: South Africa Tourism Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G. A.last_img read more

Christchurch Convention Centre to boost New Zealand on world stage

first_imgNews the Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre is on target to be opened in late 2019 is being welcomed by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ).CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says the announcement of Christchurch’s new venue is another boost to New Zealand’s reputation as an exciting and unique conference destination.“New Zealand has always punched above its weight, but we have needed this type of world-class infrastructure to attract large multi-day conventions,” she says.“At this month’s CINZ Meetings tradeshow Christchurch’s new convention centre design was viewed by hundreds of local and international conference organisers and it was exceptionally well received.”Sue Sullivan says having a purpose-designed facility in the South Island, with easy international access via Christchurch Airport, will lift help New Zealand’s profile as a great place to do business.“It will bring people with new and world-class ideas to meet here, attract potential investors and export partners, and bring high-spending visitors.“With the New Zealand International Convention Centre in Auckland and this premium boutique centre in Christchurch we can now compete on the world stage, challenging Australia and South East Asia for high-value convention business,“ she says.The key attendance drivers for convention delegates are education opportunities, networking and the destination. “We tick all the boxes here,” she says.“Christchurch is the gateway to the South Island, and a smart, future-focused city with expertise to share in diverse sectors including agriculture, building technology, earth sciences, health sciences, international education, and technology.”“The city is already winning major conference business and there is high demand for this new facility in Christchurch. We look forward to seeing it get underway very soon.” CINZSource = Conventions and Incentives New Zealandlast_img read more

Hotel Upgrades

first_imgSource = roomsXML.com roomsXML – More Suppliers, Hot Deals www.roomsxml.com learn more about roomsXML.com here Scoring a hotel upgrade can really make a holiday even more special.While there are no guarantees on how to get these perks for your pax, here are some basic tips to increase their chancesCome here often? – if your client stays at the same hotel frequently, advise the hotel prior to the check-in date, as they will be given priority for upgrades. Keeping regular guests happy encourages repeat business.  In roomsXML, use the help system to let us know.Manners cost nothing – this tip is one of the easiest, and to be honest should be a standard rule that is followed in life. Whilst your pax may have done the long haul, they could be the 50th grumpy couple that day lining up at the same desk.  Tell your guests to engage with the hotel staff at the front desk, be polite and friendly. Ask how their day has been, be genuine and show some interest.Who are you? – being a travel agent can be advantageous, especially when dealing with hotels. You’re the ones that are selling and recommending properties to your clients, so hotels will want to ensure you have the best experience possible.  Agai let us know so we can let them know (and give you a  discount!)Ask and ye shall receive – asking never hurt anyone. The worst case scenario will be that they say no. In my experience, offering to pay in the first sentence allows someone to say “you know what, you can just have that…”Celebrate good times –Honeymoon? Birthday? Anniversary? Leaving the kids at home with your parents? Whatever it is, you can use the roomsXML online help system located inside the booking to let the hotel know of your special occasion. Also keep in mind roomsXML offers an agent discount on bookings made for yourself.So give these tips a go – who knows pax might get lucky!last_img read more

60 of Homeowners Planning for Home Improvements

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Home Equity Home Values Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers Zillow 2013-06-24 Esther Cho in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing For homeowners who are stuck in their home due to negative equity or a lack of inventory, summer home improvement projects are way to make the most out of current surroundings, according to Seattle-based “”Zillow””:http://www.zillow.com/. [IMAGE] In a recent survey from “”Zillow Digs””:http://www.zillow.com/digs/, 60 percent of respondents said they are planning a home improvement project this summer. Out of the different age groups, younger homeowners (18-to-34-year-olds) were more likely to plan a home improvement project for the summer, with 71 percent falling into this category. [COLUMN_BREAK] On the other hand, 51 percent of homeowners aged 55 and older said they were planning a project, while 61 percent of owners aged 35 to 54 said they are making plans as well. Homeowners with children were also more like to plan a project, with 65 percent of households with children planning a summer home improvement project compared to 57 percent for households without children. The median budget for homeowners who are planning projects was $1,200, though owners with children and those 54 years of age and younger plan to spend a bit more, with a median of $1,500. Households without children and owners 55 and older plan to spend a median of $1,000Of the home improvement project, the largest share of owners who are taking on projects were focused on outdoor spaces, at 40 percent, while bathroom projects were the second most popular, at 17 percent. To get ideas for projects, online sources were the most frequently utilized, with 37 percent turning to the web for inspiration. When broken down by age group, 53 percent of younger homeowners said online sources are their main starting point for ideas. June 24, 2013 1,089 Views center_img 60% of Homeowners Planning for Home Improvements Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories “Playing safety is not something that I’ve always beendoing,” he said after a recent OTA practice. “I reallyjust started actually getting to play safety now. I’vebeen playing corner basically all the way up until myjunior year. I really got thrown in to safety my senioryear full time.”The switch from cornerback to safety doesn’t sound like abig deal. After all, the two positions are both found inthe defensive secondary.Yet, Bethel says the transition is much more than just the10 to 20 yards that separate the two spots on the field.“I mean it’s a big jump,” said the 2011 Big SouthDefensive Player of the Year after totaling 87 tackles,four INTs and a sack. “Knowing a lot of corner stuff in college where you don’treally have to know as much, then going to safety in theleague where I’m now responsible for making all the checksand making calls and knowing every where everybody has tobe. It’s just something I’m trying to adjust to and getused to doing.”Through three weeks of OTAs and a rookie mini camp, Bethelhas opened the eyes of defensive backs coach Louie Cioffi. It is hard enough to make the transition from college tothe NFL, even harder when a position change is thrown intothe mix.Welcome to Justin Bethel’s world. The Cardinals drafted the 21-year-old in the sixth round(177th overall) out of Presbyterian College.Bethel played cornerback for much of his time at theprivate liberal arts school in Clinton, South Carolina.The Cardinals, however, are asking him to play safety. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ “He’s done a good job,” said Cioffi, now entering hissecond season with the Cardinals. “He’s in here workingextra, watching film. He asks a lot of good questions.”According to Cioffi, a learning curve is expected withBethel coming from a small school. But his ability toplay multiple positions will only help him see the fieldmore.“A kid that has his athletic ability, that’s what we wanthim for,” said Cioffi. “We want him to be able to moveinside to the hash and play safety and be able to coverthat third or fourth wide receiver that comes into thegame.”Bethel started 43 of 44 games during his career atPresbyterian. A run like that with the Cardinals may takehim some time. “There’s still a lot of things that I need to learn. Thecoaches are helping me and the other players are helpingme. I feel if I just keep getting into my books like I’vebeen doing and keep studying and studying it’ll startcoming second nature.“There’s a lot of things I’m picking up now that I didn’tknow before. It’s getting a little easier every time.” Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away 0 Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationlast_img read more

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