CEPA will not be discussed during PMs India visit

This will be Wickremesinghe’s first official overseas visit since being appointed Prime Minister last month and the Prime Minister says he considers it important to visit India first. Meanwhile, Minister of International Trade and Investment Malik Samarawickreme denied reports that the CEPA agreement will be discussed and signed during the visit.The signing of the CEPA agreement has remained stalled over the years as both sides had failed to reach a consensus on some issues. Wickremesinghe will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee and Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, among others, during his visit which begins tomorrow, the Prime Ministers office said in a statement today. The proposed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between Sri Lanka and India will not be discussed during Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s visit to India, the Government said today.The Prime Minister’s office said that Wickremesinghe will discuss domestic issues as well as regional security with the Indian leaders. Samarawickreme said that before signing such an agreement there is a need to look at Sri  Lanka’s requirements today.The Minister said that be it an agreement with India or any other country, the new Sri Lankan Government will ensure it meets the interest of the Sri Lankan people. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Deposed PM addresses the nation from Temple Trees

He accused the President of making false claims which even a child will not believe.Wickremesinghe said that the appointment of a new Prime Minister last week was undemocratic. He called on Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to summon Parliament immediately in order to resolve the political crisis.Wickremesinghe said that the crisis in the country can be resolved only through Parliament. (Colombo Gazette) Deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addressed the nation from Temple Trees this evening.Making a special statement, Wickremesinghe rejected all the allegations made by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday. read more

Football Ohio State defense struggles with its identity against Indiana

Ohio State sophomore safety Isaiah Pryor (12) tackles Indiana running back Reese Taylor (2) in the fourth quarter of the game against Indiana on Oct. 6. Ohio State won 49-26. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorIndiana redshirt sophomore quarterback Peyton Ramsey did what Richard Lagow did against the Ohio State secondary last season. After Lagow threw for 410 yards passing with three touchdowns and two interceptions in the 2017 season opener, Ramsey, despite completing 53.1 percent of his passes, threw for a career-high 322 yards passing, throwing three touchdowns. However, unlike Lagow, who set the tone for something to fix in the second level of the defense, Ramsey continued the problem that has plagued the Ohio State secondary through the first six weeks of the season. The problem that should be the selling point of the Ohio State safeties and corners: press man coverage. Like many quarterbacks have done to the Ohio State secondary this season, Ramsey beat the defense with the deep ball, completing four passes of 30-plus yards in the game, including three in the first half. However, the secondary was not only beat using press man on the deep ball. With Indiana down 15 in the third quarter, Ramsey, facing a 3rd-and-goal at the Ohio State 3-yard line, looked to redshirt junior Donovan Hale in the end zone. Hale was guarded at the line of scrimmage by redshirt junior Kendall Sheffield, who fell to the ground after Hale made a move on him at the start of the play. With Sheffield on the ground, the safety, sophomore Isaiah Pryor, stepped forward when the ball was hiked, expecting the run. With the bad angle, Pryor was not able to take Sheffield’s spot guarding the slant, allowing Ramsey to hit a wide open Hale for the score. Defensive coordinator Greg Schiano knows where the troubles in the defense lie. “I actually think I can narrow it down pretty good. We need to fix it,” Schiano said. “The frustrating part is when you know there is something going on and you are not as successful getting it repaired.” Schiano said it comes down to him and his staff not coaching well enough, saying the unit, as a whole, is not playing consistently to the standards of what the Ohio State defense is expected to perform. He said it comes down to a few positions, positions he would not name, but said it has to do with the perimeter pass plays made against the unit. To head coach Urban Meyer, Ohio State is a man coverage team, plain and simple. He said, even after the win over Penn State, the coaching staff looked at the defensive play calling, hoping to find something that would improve against Indiana. To Meyer, it especially hurt against the Hoosiers.“It didn’t really snap at us like it did today,” Meyer said. “Penn State, guys made some plays on us. But today we really felt it. I felt it. That first half was awful.” Schiano said it’s not about changing the identity of the defense. It’s all about execution. “Whether it’s [defensive pass interference] or a completed pass, we play press man-to-man around here,” Schiano said. “When you play press man-to-man, you invite vertical threats and if you cover them, they stop throwing. If you don’t they keep throwing. So, we haven’t done a good enough job covering them.” Without much pressure from the defensive line, Ramsey thrived in the first half, throwing for 239 yards and two touchdowns for Indiana. As the Buckeyes went to the locker room with a 28-20 lead, junior safety Jordan Fuller said there was not much discussion about adjustments that needed to be made. It was more about continuing to find the identity of the defense. “It was just reminding ourselves that we are a top-notch football team,” Fuller said. “We made sure to take care of the long routes before the short ones and I think we did that.” Fuller and the Ohio State secondary knew what it takes to defend the deep ball. He said it’s a mix of improving technique, coverage on 50/50 balls, taking proper angles and making what have been missed tackles. But it’s not all about the secondary play. Up front, the defensive line began to put pressure on the quarterback, forcing him to complete only nine of 20 passes in the second half. Redshirt junior defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones said the group up front has a lot of responsibility to create havoc in the backfield to limit plays downfield. “We can only control so much. We can’t control what the LB’s do or the safeties or corners,” Jones said. “So, as long as we are disrupting up front, they don’t get a chance to throw the ball.” With that, the defense did what Schiano said the group did a week ago: make opportune stops. The defense allowed only six points in the second half, leading to Ohio State’s 49-26 victory over the Hoosiers. With the high expectation of the Ohio State defense coming into the season, Fuller said the first half was unlike what should have happened with a group like this. However, with the play in the first half, Jones feels like some doubt of the group’s ability is starting to creep in. “I think people are starting to lack our defense,” Jones said. “Saying we are more potential than performing. I don’t think that’s true.” In Fuller’s mind, there is only one way to stop that thinking. Prove them wrong, which is something he is expecting and not doubting. “No, I’m not worried,” Fuller said. “Because we have the guys to do it.” read more

Brazen couple put on show for police helicopter crew who filmed sex

first_imgMatthew Lucas (left), 42, and Matthew Loosemore, 45, deny the chargesCredit: Ben Lack Photography Ltd “On three separate occasions they filmed a total of five people sunbathing naked in private and, on another occasion, they filmed a couple having sexual intercourse in their own garden.” Continuing his opening of the case, Mr Wright said: “How then does the prosecution say that we can prove that these recordings are not simply the product of one swinging and sex-obsessed air observer, Adrian Pogmore, but were made with the connivance of the other members of the crew?” As Mr Wright opened the case for the prosecution, the jury was shown graphic footage of the couple shot from the helicopter. Playing the footage, Mr Wright said: “As you will see in a moment, the couple who were filmed on this occasion were very much aware that they were being observed, indeed they seem to relish it.” South Yorkshire Police’s helicopter crew are accused of using the aircraft to film people sunbathing naked and taking shots of naturists on a campsite.Prosecutors outlined details of the South Yorkshire Police’s helicopter crew’s activities as the trial began of two police officers and two pilots at Sheffield Crown Court.Richard Wright QC, prosecuting, told a jury: “They used the unique viewing position afforded to them, together with the powerful video camera with which the helicopter is equipped, to video members of the public engaged in private activities in a gross violation of their privacy. Lee Walls arrives at Sheffield Crown Court for the start of his trialCredit:Ben Lack Photography Ltd Mr Wright said the final incident – again featuring people sunbathing naked – was on July 22 2012, when the aircraft was piloted by Reeves, with Lucas and Pogmore as observers.The prosecutor said that in the cases of all four recordings there was “no legitimate police purpose” for flying over the homes.Mr Wright said: “This was a deliberate invasion of their privacy for, at the very least, the inappropriate amusement of the crew and, at worst, for their sexual gratification.”He said that it was also a “gross waste of valuable resource”.The prosecutor told the jury that it may hear attempts to trivialise what happened as “isolated incidents of laddish conduct” but he said the people who were filmed did not see it that way.Mr Wright said the prosecution stemmed from recordings found in Pogmore’s possession at a police station in 2015 and that he was the only person present on all four flights mentioned in the charges.The trial, which started on Tuesday, is expected to last three weeks.Pogmore, of Whiston, Rotherham, has admitted four charges of misconduct in a public office.Mr Wright said the other four men deny the charges and, “in short”, blame Pogmore for what happened. Adrian Pogmore has admitted four charges of misconduct in a public officeCredit:Ben Lack Photography Ltd Mr Wright said the incident involving the couple having sex on the patio happened on July 28 2008 when the aircraft was piloted by Loosemore, with Pogmore and Lucas as the observers.Earlier on the same day, the helicopter was used to film a couple sitting naked by a caravan on a campsite used by naturists, also in South Yorkshire.The prosecutor said: “Although naturists expect to be seen naked by other naturists, they do not expect to be monitored by the crew of the police helicopter.”The jury was shown the video recording of the naturists shot from the helicopter as well as two more recordings of people sunbathing naked.Footage shot on August 23 2007 – when the pilot was Reeves and the observers were Pogmore and Walls – appeared to involve the aircraft circling a garden where a woman was sunbathing without clothes on a lawn.Mr Wright said the woman was with two daughters – aged 18 and 15 – who were wearing bikinis and an eight-year-old daughter, who appeared to be fully clothed in the footage.The prosecutor said: “There is self-evidently no legitimate policing purpose connected to orbiting her home and using equipment to film her naked body.” 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.center_img Pilot Malcolm Reeves denies two counts Pilot Malcolm Reeves denies two countsCredit:Ben Lack Photography Ltd Lee Walls arrives at Sheffield Crown Court for the start of his trial Matthew Lucas (left), 42, and Matthew Loosemore, 45, deny the charges The prosecutor explained how the couple featured were friends of Adrian Pogmore, 50, a police officer and an air observer on the helicopter, who has pleaded guilty to offences of misconduct in a public office.The four men on trial – Matthew Lucas, 42, Lee Walls, 47, Matthew Loosemore, 45, and Malcolm Reeves, 64 – all deny the same offence.Mr Wright told the jury: “The reason that this couple are so happy to be recorded engaging in sexual intercourse is that they are friends of Mr Pogmore and shared his sexual interest in the swinging scene.”It was clearly, therefore, no coincidence that the helicopter orbits around their garden while they brazenly put on a show.”The prosecutor said: “You may hope that the police helicopter is chasing down criminals and keeping the community safe.”You may never imagine that in fact it is being used to film a pair of swingers in the throes of sexual passion for the entertainment of the crew.” A police helicopter crew filmed a brazen couple carrying out sex acts in their garden while “putting on a show” for the officers hovering above, a court heard today.The pair waved at the aircraft at one point during the clip as they engaged in a range of sex acts and sexual positions on the patio of a suburban house.The eight minute long film features a naked woman – who waves at the aircraft at one point – and a man wearing only a Manchester United football shirt. Reeves, of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, denies two counts.Walls, of Aston, Sheffield, denies one count.Loosemore, of Auckley, Doncaster, denies one count.Lucas, of Chapeltown, Sheffield, denies three counts. Adrian Pogmore has admitted four charges of misconduct in a public officelast_img read more

Metso wins with Newmont and with new HPGR technology

first_imgMetso Mining and Construction has been named Newmont Mining’s Global Supplier of the Year for its delivery of high quality products and services and demonstrated commitment to Newmont’s global projects and operations. And in MINExpo, the company showed how it is taking high pressure grinding roll technology to the next level, to great interest. “The team at Metso Mining and Construction exhibits the values that are important to Newmont,” said Gerry Gluscic, who oversees Newmont’s global supply management organisation as the company’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “Their attention to our needs, transparency and ability to integrate into our business has helped Newmont achieve our business goals.” Newmont’s supplier awards program recognises top vendors at its annual Supplier Summit. Nominees are evaluated on their contributions toward creating operating efficiencies, developing strong relationships andembracing Newmont’s values in worker safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Newmont notes that “Metso supplies Newmont with top-tier process equipment, including mills and crushers as well as engineering services and optimisation services. Metso has been part of Newmont’s global alliance of suppliers since 2008.”Metso’s latest development in comminution equipment, the HRCTM, is a major step in the profitable application of HPGR technology. Metso has made several key innovations in order to increase throughput and decrease total cost of operation http://www.im-mining.com/2012/09/28/metsos-hrc-and-megaliner-comminution-solutions/.The HRC is ideal for high-tonnage, hard rock applications and can be used as a tertiary, quaternary or pebble crusher. Currently, several HRC units are in operation around the world – with a total of 6,500 operating hours including over 3,800 hours in a mining hard rock application. The machine does have range within hard rock applications: it’s been designed for use in diamond, iron ore, copper, gold, platinum and various industrial minerals.last_img read more

La Nasa commémore les 25 ans de lexplosion de la navette Challenger

first_imgLa Nasa commémore les 25 ans de l’explosion de la navette ChallengerL’Agence spatiale américaine commémorait jeudi la disparition de sept de ses astronautes qui ont perdu la vie en mission, le 28 janvier 1986. Ils se trouvaient à bord de la navette Challenger qui a explosé quelques secondes après son lancement, en direct à la télévision.Il y a 25 ans, pour la première fois, les Américains ont perdu des astronautes dans l’espace. La navette Challenger s’enflammait dans le ciel, avant de se désintégrer dans une énorme boule blanche. Des débris avaient zébré le ciel bleu, puis sont tombés dans la mer. Sept astronautes se trouvaient à bord : cinq hommes et deux femmes. Il s’agissait de la 10e mission de la navette, appelée STS-51-L.Au sol, l’incrédulité régnait. Aussi bien au centre de contrôle de mission de Houston, que dans les gradins ou dans les foyers qui avaient allumé la télévision. Le porte-parle de la Nasa avait pris quelques secondes avant de lâcher : “De toute évidence, il s’agit d’un dysfonctionnement majeur”, une phrase devenue célèbre. Il confirmait ensuite que la navette avait “explosé”. Cela s’est passé 73 secondes seulement après le lancement de la navette. Pourtant, tout semblait normal dans les premiers moments du vol, le 25e d’une navette depuis avril 1981. L’accident aurait été provoqué par un joint défectueux d’une des deux fusées d’appoint, selon les conclusions d’une commission d’enquête.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESACette semaine, le patron de la Nasa, Charles Bolden, a déposé une gerbe au cimetière national d’Arlington, et une cérémonie devait se dérouler aux centres spatiaux Kennedy en Floride et Johnson à Houston au Texas. La commémoration coïncidait avec d’autres anniversaires : la mort de trois membres d’Apollo 1 le 27 janvier 1967 et de sept astronautes lors de la désintégration de la navette Columbia le 1er février 2003.Dans le ciel, aujourd’hui, sept astéroïdes portent désormais les noms des astronautes de la navette Challenger disparus.Les portraits de quelques membres de l’équipage de Challenger, photographiés à l’époque par la Nasa.Le 29 janvier 2011 à 13:40 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Bahamas TCI Marine Forecast for Today

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 17, 2017 – Nassau – WARNINGS: BEACHGOERS AND MARINERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE ALERT FOR THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT BEACHES MAINLY ALONG THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORELINES. BOATERS SHOULD ALSO BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS AS WELL AS REDUCED VISIBILITY TO 3NM OR LESS.GENERAL SITUATION:  A QUASI-STATIONARY FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO MEANDER ACROSS THE EXTREME SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS WHILE A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED NORTH OF THE AREA MAINTAINS BRISK WINDS OVER THE ISLANDS.SE BAHAMAS AND TCI SMALL CRAFT SHOULD NOT VENTURE FAR FROM PORT; SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IS IN EFFECT.WINDS:          NORTHEASTERLY AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS TODAY BUT INCREASING T0 20 TO 30 KNOTS BY TONIGHT OVER OPEN WATERS.SEAS:              5 TO 8 FEET TODAY BUT BUILDING UP TO 7 TO 10 FEET OVER THE OCEAN BY TONIGHT.SWELLS:        NONEWEATHER:  ISOLATED SHOWERS AND CHANCE OF A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY IN VICINITY OF THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY THROUGH TONIGHT.#Bahamasweather#MarineForecastBahamasandTCIlast_img read more

Sushma Swarajs initiative on staying Kulbhushan Jadhavs death

first_imgFormer external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj played a crucial role in staying Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case who was sentenced to death by a Pakistan court.The former Indian Navy officer was detained in Pakistan on charges of spying. Sushma challenged it at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and took a particular interest in the case hearing following which the court ordered a stay on the execution of Jadhav’s death sentence. She was the first leader to react to the ICJ’s verdict. “I wholeheartedly welcome the verdict of International Court of Justice in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav. It is a great victory for India,” she tweeted. She also took the initiative for allowing Jadhav to meet his family in Islamabad on December 2017. An hour before her death, she tweeted to Harish Salve, the lawyer who represented India at ICJ in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case to visit her residence in Delhi on Wednesday to collect his fee of Re 1..last_img read more

LGBTQ Friendly Home For Seniors Coming To Houston

first_imgCourtesy The Montrose CenterA rendering of a planned LGBTQ senior center. It’s believed to be the first of its kind in Houston.Construction is slated to begin early next year on what is being hailed as the first-ever LGBTQ senior living facility in Houston.The Montrose Center, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender resource organization in Houston, is leading the project, known as “There’s No Place Like Home.”Project leader Kent Loftin says this new retirement facility will help those seniors who face continued stigma from traditional affordable housing providers.“We were discovering our seniors going back into the closet,” Loftin says. “Hiding photos of their partners – not being able to invite their friends to come and visit because they were in senior facilities that weren’t LGBTQ affirming.”The 112-unit facility is set to be built on Cleburne Street near the 288 Freeway. That’s just blocks away from Montrose in the Third Ward – another area Loftin notes would be ideal for improved access to senior living.“In the Third Ward, there were more seniors being displaced from census to census than any other neighborhood,” Loftin says. “So it’s LGBTQ affirming, but it’s open to all and it’s being built for Third Ward seniors as well as seniors in Montrose.”Right now, “There’s No Place Like Home” has a $3.5 million land grant from the Midtown Redevelopment Authority to purchase the property. The remaining $20 million to build the facility will come from a combination of Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) funds, tax credits and raising about $7 million through a host of community-sponsored events and donations.The fundraising campaign launches June 3rd with an event  at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.Courtesy The Montrose CenterA rendering of a planned LGBTQ senior center. It’s believed to be the first of its kind in Houston.EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been changed from an earlier version to clarify how much money will be raised from the public for the project. X Listen Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:15last_img read more

30yearold youth assaults minor at Basanti

first_imgKolkata: An eight-year-old minor girl from Basanti in South 24-Parganas was allegedly assaulted by a 30-year-old youth from her locality.The family members of the victim alleged that the accused, identified as Sahidul Seikh, tried to kill the girl after torturing her. The victim had several injurymarks on her body.They also alleged that the accused lured the victim with false promises and took her to an abandoned place on Monday afternoon. The minor girl did not hesitate to accompany him as he was an acquaintance. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe accused assaulted the victim, who fell ill after the incident. She was threatened with dire consequences if she revealed anything about the incident.The accused beat up the girl when she threatened to reveal about the incident to her parents. As the victim fell unconscious, the accused youth dumped her there and returned home.After a brief moment, the girl gained consciousness and locals heard her screams. They rushed the victim to Basanti block health centre and later, to Canning Sub-divisional hospital as her condition deteriorated. Meanwhile, her family members reached hospital. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThey later lodged a complaint at the local police station on the basis of which police have started a probe. Medical tests also confirmed that the girl was tortured.Police are yet to record her statement. Her health condition is stated to be serious. The family members demanded stern action against the accused youth. Police have started a probe into the incident following the complaint. Raids are being conducted at various places of the district to nabthe culprit.last_img read more

Antibiotics can weaken flu defences

first_imgAntibiotics can leave the lung vulnerable to flu viruses, leading to significantly worse infections and symptoms, according to a study. The research, published in the journal Cell Reports, discovered that signals from gut bacteria help to maintain a first line of defence in the lining of the lung. When mice with healthy gut bacteria were infected with the flu, around 80 per cent of them survived. However, only a third survived if they were given antibiotics before being infected. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”We found that antibiotics can wipe out early flu resistance, adding further evidence that they should not be taken or prescribed lightly,” Andreas Wack, who led the research at Francis Crick Institute in the UK. “Inappropriate use not only promotes antibiotic resistance and kills helpful gut bacteria, but may also leave us more vulnerable to viruses. This could be relevant not only in humans but also livestock animals, as many farms around the world use antibiotics prophylactically,” Wack said. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe study found that type I interferon signalling, which is known to regulate immune responses, was key to early defence. Among the genes switched on by interferon is a mouse gene, Mx1, which is the equivalent of the human MxA gene. This antiviral gene produces proteins that can interfere with influenza virus replication. Although often studied in immune cells, researchers found that microbiota-driven interferon signals also keep antiviral genes in the lung lining active, preventing the virus from gaining a foothold. “We were surprised to discover that the cells lining the lung, rather than immune cells, were responsible for early flu resistance induced by microbiota,” Wack said. “Previous studies have focused on immune cells, but we found that the lining cells are more important for the crucial early stages of infection,” he said. “They are the only place that the virus can multiply, so they are the key battleground in the fight against flu. Gut bacteria send a signal that keeps the cells lining the lung prepared, preventing the virus from multiplying so quickly,” he added. To test whether the protective effect was related to gut bacteria rather than local processes in the lung, the researchers treated mice with antibiotics and then repopulated their gut bacteria through faecal transplant. This restored interferon signalling and associated flu resistance, suggesting that gut bacteria play a crucial role in maintaining defences. “Taken together, our findings show that gut bacteria help to keep non-immune cells elsewhere in the body prepared for attack,” Wack said. “They are better protected from flu because antiviral genes are already switched on when the virus arrives. So when the virus infects a prepared organism, it has almost lost before the battle starts,” he said. “By contrast, without gut bacteria, the antiviral genes won’t come on until the immune response kicks in. This is sometimes too late as the virus has already multiplied many times, so a massive, damaging immune response is inevitable,” he added.last_img read more

Tourism players fight for Oprah while China waits

first_imgTourism operators are jostling with elbows in a desperate bid to be featured on Oprah’s momentous trip Down Under. The ‘Queen of Daytime TV’ will be debuting in Australia in December, to film several episodes of her cult talk show, which boasts a viewership of 40 million Americans each week. It will be the first time the show has been filmed outside of the US, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson said that the visit was a major coup that will give Australia the chance to boost its flagging tourism fortunes.”The tourism industry at the moment is very challenged by the strength of the Australian dollar,” Mr Ferguson told Parliament.”People must appreciate that tourism is a major employer of Australians; just under one million directly and indirectly.”In that context, the Oprah Winfrey Show is very important.” Over 3,000 tourism products and services have already applied to Tourism Australia for the opportunity to be featured on Oprah’s show. Two episodes are set to be filmed at Sydney’s redubbed “Oprah House”, though Ms Winfrey’s producers have yet to reveal the other locations to be visited by the juggernaut show.“Less Oprah, more China”Travel agents and advertising professionals have said that the money being spent on hosting Oprah Down Under would be better utilised attracting the Chinese, an NZHerald.co.nz report said Wednesday. Australia is spending more than AUD$3 million to host Forbes’ most powerful woman to its shores, Mr Ferguson said. Tourism Australia is spending AUD$1.5 million, New South Wales State is contributing AUD$2 million, and Qantas is flying Winfrey’s 300-strong party from the US. However, according to some industry figures, the concentration on Oprah has forced attention away from important tourism markets.”Getting Oprah here isn’t going to get anyone from China to come here,” said Peter Grasse, executive producer in Sydney at Curious Film, which worked on advertising campaigns that won the Grand Prix at a Cannes media festival in June.”They should be making multiple ads for multiple markets, like the Chinese market, instead of putting all this effort into something so one-dimensional.” Last year, China overtook Japan as the fourth largest supplier of tourists to Australia; behind NZ, the UK, and the US, Government statistics showed.”As the Chinese economy continues to grow, so does the number of Chinese people who can afford to travel,” managing director of Tourism and Transport Forum, Christopher Brown said. “It’s entirely possible China could get to number one.” For this to happen, support needs to be provided for tourists when they arrive, said managing director of the Australian Tourism Export Council, Matt Hingerty, who recently announced his departure from the Council. Tourism Australia agreed, saying that failure to give tourists a memorable visit could do damage, as “word of mouth” can be the strongest influence on potential visitors.In June, the Australian Government announced plans to spend AUD$30 million marketing to Chinese tourists who live outside the nation’s three largest cities of Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou. “We’re going to Australia!” Oprah poses onstage with a Qantas aircraft nose during the Down Under episodecenter_img Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Clast_img read more

Easing the Down Payment Burden for Military and Veterans

first_imgEasing the Down Payment Burden for Military and Veterans in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Origination There are a little less down payment assistance programs out there, according to Down Payment Resource. On Monday, Down Payment Resource released its Q1 2017 Homeownership Program Index (HPI). According to the HPI, the number of down payment assistance programs fell by nine to 2,454 from the previous quarter. Around 87 percent of these programs have funds available for eligible homebuyers, unchanged from the previous quarter.According to the Zillow Housing Aspiration Report, saving for a down payment was the biggest barrier to homeownership, as 70 percent of renters cite not affording a down payment as the top hurdle.“There are many mortgage-ready renters today, but they don’t know it. Often, homebuyers remain sidelined for years due to the down payment,” said Rob Chrane, CEO of Down Payment Resource. “Plus, veterans and members of the military may not know about additional homeownership benefits they can pair with their VA loan. After serving our country, it’s important we in turn support our veterans in achieving their dream of homeownership.”A particular focus of Down Payment Resource’s HPI is programs aimed at military and veteran homebuyers. Down Payment Resource notes that there are 135 programs across the country with special benefits for veterans or members of the military, and military and veterans often have the option to pair these programs with their Veterans Association housing benefit.Some of these programs include the PenFed Foundation Dream Makers program.“Since the Dream Makers inception, the PenFed Foundation has provided over $5 million in down payment assistance grants, supporting the purchase of a home by veterans and military personnel,” said Mark Smith, Director of Programs at the PenFed Foundation.Other programs across the U.S. include the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership Veterans Program, the Florida First & Military Heroes Program, the Home in 5 Advantage Program in Phoenix, and the Home for Texas Heroes program. Down Payments Down-Payment Assistance Military 2017-05-22 Seth Welborncenter_img Share May 22, 2017 734 Views last_img read more

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