Continue Reading Previous Kontron to supply European airline with IFE&C equipment in fleet-wide deploymentNext Portwell launches three more members to Kuber series Aldec has enhanced its HES Proto-AXI software to provide even greater support to designers using the company’s HES pre-silicon prototyping solution for hardware verification and software validation. The enhancements include support for QEMU (the open source machine emulator and virtualizer) and SystemC TLM version 2.0, plus resources that increase the interoperability of HES Proto-AXI with third party tools.Of equal benefit is support for the latest version of SystemC TLM. This transaction-level modelling (TLM) interface is commonly adopted as the interconnect standard in Virtual Platforms that are used to model CPU subsystems for architecture exploration and early software development. This feature allows for the linking of design components, running on a HES board and connected with HES Proto AXI infrastructure, with the CPU sub-system running the Virtual Platform.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software
A notification has been released by the Deputy Directorate of Education, stating that all First Year Junior College (FYJC) aspirants living outside Pune Municipal Corporation (PCM) and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) areas are being advised to physically produce all documents at the nearest guidance centre.Verification Process:After checking the papers, the centre head would verify online forms through log-in ids. Moreover, centre heads will cross check the Class10th marks of the aspirant through the result available online, as the original mark sheet hasn’t arrived yet.Reserved Category Candidates: Students seeking reservation under these categories sports, handicapped, ex-servicemen among others are required to produce the certificates at the concerned help centers. Their applications will only be approved after verification of all certificates. The Assistant Director of Education for Pune Meenakshi Raut has said a number of things to The Indian Express:”For reserved category candidates, if leaving certificate is not acquired from the schools yet by students then a bona-fide certificate from the school principal stating their religion, caste, mother tongue and date of birth should suffice. However, if the student produces caste certificate then it is not mandatory for them to produce bona-fide certificates from students, ” she said.She also added that students from the CBSE or ICSE boards, will have to get their marks converted either at centers appointed by their boards or from their respective schools.Important information for the students:For further information, students from outside the state can refer to the information booklet released by the directorate Page 27 and 28 contain details of zone-wise guidance centers Students can produce the required documents in-person so as to get their application approvedThe first merit list of Centralised Admission Process (CAP) for First Year Junior College (FYJC, Std XI) is scheduled to be displayed online on June 27 by 10.30 am.Get latest updates on exam notifications and scholarships across India and abroad here.advertisement
Persepolis 2 Al Hilal 2 (2-6 agg): Kharbin at the double as Al Hilal reach final Rob Lancaster 02:26 10/18/17 Getty Images Omar Kharbin followed up his first-leg hat-trick with two more goals to set up a final against either Urawa Red Diamonds or Shanghai SIPG. Al Hilal booked their place in the AFC Champions League final as Omar Kharbin scored twice in a 2-2 draw away to Persepolis that secured a 6-2 aggregate triumph.After bagging a hat-trick in the first leg of the semi-final, Kharbin proved the scourge of Persepolis once again, his brace ruining the home side’s unlikely comeback attempts as they looked to overturn a 4-0 loss in the previous meeting.Godwin Mensha found the net twice for the Persian Gulf Pro League side, who were appearing in the last four of the competition for the first time in their history. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. FULL-TIME | @Alhilal_FC are through to the #ACL2017 Final after defeating @fcperspolisir 6-2 on aggregate! #PERvHIL pic.twitter.com/zHLUWueY4e— AFC Champions League (@TheAFCCL) October 17, 2017The Nigerian forward broke the deadlock with a well-directed header in the 16th minute, nodding home Vahid Amiri’s cross from the right wing to give Persepolis a glimmer of hope.However, after Salman Al Faraj was fouled inside the area, Kharbin drew Al Hilal level from the spot. The Syria international’s cheeky Panenka penalty made it 1-1 after 30 minutes and restored his side’s four-goal aggregate cushion.While Mensha struck again after the break, angling a low, left-footed strike beyond goalkeeper Abdullah Al Muaiouf, the low-key celebrations showed Persepolis realised their impressive run in the tournament was coming to an end.Kharbin even denied the home side victory on the day with a second equaliser in the 76th minute, swivelling inside the box to make it 2-2 with a left-footed drive.Al-Hilal will now face either Urawa Red Diamonds or Shanghai SIPG in the final. Their tie is level at 1-1 after the first leg, with the return fixture taking place in Saitama on Wednesday.Full-time statistics for @fcpersepolisir vs @Alhilal_FC! #ACL2017 #PERvHIL pic.twitter.com/Pm2QB8UXs1— AFC Champions League (@TheAFCCL) October 17, 2017 read more
Day Two action of the 2007 Senior NTL will feature an exciting schedule of games that is sure to separate the pretenders from the contenders.After a keenly contested first day in humid conditions, competitors across the seven Senior divisions will be looking to cement good form leading into the final days of competition.Showcase games for the day include Field One action in both the Men’s and Women’s 30 years divisions. In the Women’s 30s division, competition heavyweights Suns and Cyclones will battle for the top spot.Suns, led by current Australian World Cup Men’s Open representative Matt Curran, and Rustlers, spearheaded by 2007 Australian Men’s Open Captain Gavin Shuker, will meet in a high quality encounter on the premier field late in the day.Scorpions and Sharks will tangle for control of the leaderboard in the Men’s 35s division, whilst in the Women’s 40s division Sharks and warm favourites Scorpions will test each other out in an entertaining match up. For all the results and tables for all divisons go to the TFA SPORTINGPULSE WEBSITE8.30amWomen’s 30s: Scorpions v ACTWomen’s 30s: Suns v EaglesMen’s 45s: Rustlers v ACTMen’s 45s: Eagles v HornetsMen’s 45s: Suns v Sharks9.20amWomen’s 30s: Rustlers v SharksWomen’s 30s: Cyclones v HornetsMen’s 50s: ACT v SharksMen’s 35s: Sharks v ScorpionsMen’s 35s: Suns v CobrasMen’s 40s: Scorpions v Rustlers10.10amMen’s 40s: Barbarians v EaglesMen’s 40s: Cyclones v MetsMen’s 50s: Rustlers v CyclonesMen’s 50s: Eagles v MetsMen’s 40s: Warriors v SunsMen’s 40s: Hornets v Sharks11.00amMen’s 30s: Warriors v HornetsMen’s 30s: Cobras v CyclonesMen’s 50s: Hornets v SunsWomen’s 40s: Scorpions v SharksWomen’s 40s: Suns v HornetsMen’s 30s: Rustlers v Barbarians11.50amMen’s 45s: Suns v ScorpionsWomen’s 40s: Cobras v CyclonesMen’s 50s: Scorpions v CobrasWomen’s 30s: Suns v ScorpionsWomen’s 30s: Cyclones v ACT12.40pmMen’s 45s: Rustlers v HornetsMen’s 45s: ACT v SharksMen’s 40s: Suns v HornetsWomen’s 30s: Rustlers v EaglesWomen’s 30s: Hornets v SharksMen’s 40s: Scorpions v Sharks1.30pmMen’s 30s: Suns v WarriorsMen’s 35s: Sharks v CobrasMen’s 35s: Scorpions v MetsMen’s 40s: Mets v WarriorsMen’s 40s: Eagles v CyclonesMen’s 40s: Rustlers v Barbarians2.20pmWomen’s 40s: Scorpions v SunsWomen’s 40s: Cobras v SharksWomen’s 40s: Cyclones v HornetsMen’s 30s: Rustlers v HornetsMen’s 50s: Cyclones v CobrasMen’s 30s: Barbarians v Cyclones3.10pmWomen’s 30s: Suns v CyclonesWomen’s 30s: Hornets v RustlersMen’s 50s: Mets v SunsMen’s 50s: ACT v HornetsMen’s 50s: Eagles v ScorpionsMen’s 50s: Rustlers v Sharks4.00pmWomen’s 30s: Sharks v ScorpionsWomen’s 30s: ACT v EaglesMen’s 45s: ACT v SunsMen’s 45s: Sharks v EaglesMen’s 45s: Hornets v Scorpions4.50pmMen’s 30s: Suns v RustlersMen’s 30s: Cyclones v WarriorsMen’s 40s: Rustlers v MetsMen’s 40s: Barbarians v SunsMen’s 40s: Scorpions v Eagles5.40pmMen’s 30s: Barbarians v CobrasMen’s 35s: Sharks v SunsMen’s 35s: Cobras v MetsMen’s 40s: Cyclones v SharksMen’s 40s: Warriors v Hornets
STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 23: The Penn State Nittany Lion prepares to usher the Blue Band onto the field as the Lion celebrated his 100th birthday in front of a home coming crowd of 108,062 as the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated Penn State 6-4 during NCAA football at Beaver Stadium on October 23, 2004 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Since taking over as athletic director of Penn State in 2014, Sandy Barbour has overseen the football team’s return to respectability and numerous accomplishments by athletes. As a result, the school has decided to reward her.According to PennLive, Penn State is extending Barbour through the year 2023. In addition, Barbour’s title has been changed from athletic director to “Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics.”In a statement coming with the announcement, Penn State president Eric Barron praised Barbour’s performance and leadership. He added that Barbour has earned a reputation as one of the top athletic directors in the nation.“Sandy has consistently promoted excellence in intercollegiate athletics — in academics and athletic competitions, and she is widely hailed among the best athletic directors in the nation,” said Penn State President Eric Barron.“She is a powerful advocate for those who wear the blue and white, and her leadership has help advance our shared vision of what intercollegiate athletics can be. I’m proud of our student-athletics, the coaches and staff, and I’m very pleased that Sandy will be able to lead them to even greater success.”In five years at the helm, Barbour has overseen several NCAA national championship teams in men’s wrestling, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and co-ed fencing.In total, Penn State has won five national titles and 25 conference titles under Barbour’s leadership.Barbour also oversaw Penn State’s football team return to bowl eligibility following its two-year ban from 2012 to 2013.In 2016, the Nittany Lions upset No. 2 Ohio State in the regular season en route to a Big Ten championship – their first since 2008.Additionally, the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro saw Penn State send its highest number of athletes ever with 21. Eight of the school’s athletes went on to win medals – seven bronze and one silver.[PennLive]
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says she is deeply saddened by the death of renowned nutritionist, Dr. Heather Little-White, OD last night (Tuesday, Jan. 22) . “We have lost a dear friend and Jamaica has lost a professional woman of courage whose life exemplified the true spirit of perseverance against the odds,” the Prime Minister said. In a condolence message, the Prime Minister said that through her work in nutrition education, Dr. Little-White’s life touched many lives whether it was by way of the very popular ‘Creative Cooking’ television series, her countless interviews on radio, numerous articles in the newspapers, scores of lectures or direct sampling of her delightful home grown recipes and catering services.The Prime Minister said that despite being challenged by a regrettable and most unfortunate incident in 1999, Heather Little-White demonstrated remarkable courage and strength of character which was admired by all Jamaicans who knew her.“She will be greatly missed and her work as an outstanding nutritionist, writer and advocate for the disabled community will be remembered and treasured for many years to come,”“On behalf of the government and people of Jamaica, I express my deepest sympathy to husband Peter, brother Lennie and other members of Little-White’s family and pray God’s strength and comfort to you all during this period of grief,” the Prime Minister said.Contact:Communications Unit – OPMTel:926-0244Fax:920-4684 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Algiers – Algiers was vgripped by World Cup fever on Tuesday, with giant flags hanging from buildings and cars parading through the streets in the national colours as Algeria’s first match in Brazil kicked off.As the Desert Foxes launched their campaign against Belgium at 1600 GMT, at Brazil’s Mineirao stadium, there was a carnival-like atmosphere in the capital.At the landmark central post office building, where a giant screen has been installed, hundreds gathered clad in patriotic hats and scarves, blowing whistles and South African vuvuzelas. Earlier, the blare of car horns resounded in the city centre, while shops rigged up televisions to attract customers.“I took the afternoon off so as not to be caught in the traffic and so I could watch the match,” said Kamel, in his 30s, convinced that Algeria’s Bosnia-born coach Vahid Halilhodzic can get them through to the knock out stages.“Hope is allowed right up to the final whistle,” joked his girlfriend Leila, who mentioned cited modest aspirations: “an honourable participation.”The crowds went wild when star midfielder Sofiane Feghouli scored from the spot in the 24th minute.Many across the city took the afternoon off work to watch the match, whether in public, or in the calm of their homes.While discussions about the likely score sometimes verged on the surreal, few doubted that Algeria would win.Kheira, in his 70s, said she had prepared snacks and bought cakes for her five children, their spouses and her nine grandchildren to watch the match at her home.“This is an opportunity to meet up and I hope we will be celebrating afterwards,” she said, ululating as passers-by clapped and youths chanted “One, two three, viva l’Algerie!”Algeria is the only Arab country represented in the World Cup, and the match has generated intense excitement in neighbouring countries, notably Morocco, where most football lovers are rooting for Algeria despite the long-standing animosity between the two regimes.
TORONTO — The Toronto stock market added to a string of losses Thursday with investors cautious ahead of Friday’s release of U.S. and Canadian employment data for May.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,409.33 -34.32 -0.28%S&P 500 — 1,622.56 +13.66 0.85%Dow — 15,040.62 +80.030.53%Nasdaq — 3,424.05 +22.57 0.66%The S&P/TSX composite index fell for a fifth session, down 34.32 points to 12,409.33.The loonie closed up 0.81 of a cent to 97.47 cents US after earlier surging as high as 98.06 cents US as the U.S. currency sold off.U.S. indexes were volatile as the Dow Jones industrials came back from a 117-point slide to gain 80.03 points to 15,040.62, the Nasdaq rose 22.58 points to 3,424.05 and the S&P 500 index was 13.66 points higher to 1,622.56.Traders took some comfort from a report Thursday that U.S. claims for unemployment benefits, often seen as a proxy for a proxy for layoffs, fell 11,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, a level consistent with steady job growth.Economists have been forecasting that the U.S. economy cranked out a total of 165,000 jobs last month. But that modest figure was called into doubt Wednesday after payroll firm ADP reported that the U.S. private sector cranked out 135,000 jobs during May, less than the 165,000 that had been expected.Also, the latest reading on the health of the U.S. service sector showed rising expansion but the data also showed that hiring slowed further in May to the lowest level since last July.North American markets fell sharply on the jobs data. But the slide Wednesday was just the latest jolt of volatility over the last couple of weeks after Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said May 22 that the Fed may decide to taper its bond purchase program within its next few policy meetings if the U.S. economy gains steam.That program, involving the purchase of US$85 billion in bonds each month, has not only kept interest rates low, it has also helped fuel a huge rally on U.S. markets, leaving the Dow industrials ahead about 14% for the year.“People just got scared by that statement and thinking that stimulus was going to come off,” said Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer of Sun Life Global Investment.“I don’t think people are really believing that the stimulus is coming off but what they are saying is there is probably a higher risk than there was a few months ago and the fact the statement is out there is enough to cause unease.”The resource-heavy TSX is slightly below where it started the year as mining stocks in particular have been pummelled by a slow global economic rebound and lower demand for commodities. And Sadiq thinks the TSX is in for further losses.“We have had the estimate of three to five% down for the year,” he said.“Given the strong environment that we have seen, in the rest of the world’s markets, Canada hasn’t done anything. So imagine what happens when we see a decline in the world markets, Canada is going to go down.”Metals and mining stocks led declines, down almost one% while July copper stepped back five cents to US$3.32 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) fell 35 cents to C$26.76.Financials fell% with TD Bank (TSX:TD) down $1.02 to $81.83.Industrial stocks helped the TSX close off its worst levels of the session and Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) gained six cents to $4.92 as the transportation giant’s rail division won a US$771-million order from the Stockholm Public Transport Authority, which has ordered 96 Movia metro vehicles.The energy sector up 0.14% with July crude ahead $1.02 to US$94.76 a barrel. Crescent Point Energy (TSX:CPG) gained 32 cents to C$36.24 while Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) gave back 18 cents to C$39.39.The gold sector was up about 0.3% while August bullion climbed $17.30 to US$1,415.80 an ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) climbed 22 cents to $30.64.In other corporate news, Transcontinental Inc. (TSX:TCL.A) reversed a large loss last year to earn $27.5 million in the second quarter on stable revenues of $521.3 million. Adjusting for one-time items, the commercial printer and media company earned $34.8 million, in line with analyst expectations. Its shares slipped five cents to $11.70.What investors were watching today:New Bank of Canada chief says dangers of low rates not ‘threatening’ at momentPublic Mobile snapped up by Thomson family, NY investorECB holds rates, expecting recovery soonJapanese stocks approaching bear marketNestle Canada, two other companies facing criminal charges over chocolate price fixingON DECK FRIDAY ECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:30 a.m.Employment Report (May): Economists expect the economy to gain 15,000 jobs, and the jobless rate to remain at 7.2% Labour productivity (Q1): Economists expect a 0.2% rise UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Employment Report (May): Economists expect the economy to gain 163,000 jobs and the jobless rate to remain at 7.5% 3 p.m.Consumer credit (April): Economists expect a figure of US$13.3-billion, up from last month
TORONTO — The Toronto stock market posted a second straight triple-digit advance as oil prices rose and two of Canada’s biggest banks posted solid results.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 166.23 points to 13,636.06 after a 101-point gain Monday, helped by a solid gain in the heavily weighted financials sector as both Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) and the Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) turned in fourth-quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 168.43 points to end the day at 17,888.35, while the S&P 500 gained 22.22 points to 2,102.63 and the Nasdaq rose 47.64 points to 5,156.31.On commodity markets, the February gold contract fell $1.80 to end trading at US$1,063.50 an ounce, January benchmark crude oil rose 20 cents to settle at US$41.85 a barrel and January natural gas fell 0.4 cents to US$2.231 per mmBtu.The Canadian dollar ended the day down 0.06 of a U.S. cent to 74.83 cents U.S.Why Canadian stocks may outperform in 2016Bank of Montreal hikes dividend as profit climbs to record $1.21 billionScotiabank beats expectations with 28% profit gain after slashing 1,140 jobs since July
In a unanimously adopted resolution, the Council extended the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which monitors the 1974 disengagement accord between Syria and Israel after their 1973 war, until 31 December 2013. In recent months, the mission has faced a spate of security risks and operational challenges – including detention of UN personnel – as a result of the spill-over from the ongoing crisis in Syria, where Government forces and opposition groups have been engaged in a conflict spanning more than two years and which has already claimed more than 93,000 lives. In addition, Austria – which contributes about one-third of UNDOF’s troops – announced earlier this month that it is withdrawing its soldiers, reportedly citing a lack of freedom of movement and an unacceptable level of danger to its personnel. The Council today strongly condemned the incidents threatening the safety and security of UN personnel in recent months, and called on all parties to the Syrian conflict to “cease military actions in the UNDOF area of operation.” The resolution “underscores” that there should be no military activity of any kind in the area of separation, including military operations by the Syrian armed forces. In addition, it “underlines” that there should be no military activity of the armed opposition groups in the area of separation. In his latest report on UNDOF, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that recent clashes in the Golan Heights area are threatening the decades-long ceasefire between Syria and Israel and putting civilians and UN personnel at risk. “Given the evolving security situation in the UNDOF area of operation, it is necessary to consider further adjustments to the posture and operations of the mission,” Mr. Ban wrote. This includes enhancing the mission’s self-defence capabilities and boosting its force strength by about 300 to some 1,250 troops. The Council today endorsed the Secretary-General’s recommendations to consider further adjustments to the “posture and operations” of the mission, as well as to implement additional mitigation measures to enhance the self-defence capabilities of UNDOF, including maximizing the force strength and improving its self-defence equipment.
There’s a problem with the expectations that come with a perfect record: Anything less than perfection is a total failure. That’s what Thad Matta’s Buckeyes (24-0, 11-0 Big Ten) are faced with. With their great season, these Buckeyes have set National Championship expectations just like the 2006–07 squad did. After what this team has shown so far, anything less would lead to scarlet-and-gray heartbreak. There’s no more esteemed company than John Wooden’s undefeated UCLA championship teams of the 1960s and early ’70s, or Bobby Knight’s Indiana team of ’76 that went unbeaten en route to a title, so it’s unrealistic to put the 2011 Ohio State men’s basketball team into the same category. Now, the talent pool is as wide and deep as it’s ever been. The clich&e exists for a reason: Any team can be beaten on any given night. If you don’t believe that, look at some of OSU’s stressful wins against lesser Big Ten teams and say you weren’t the least bit worried. You can’t. This team is far from perfect. It ranks 162nd in the country in rebounds and relies heavily on just seven players. Matta would tell you it still has plenty of room to improve, despite its flawless record. There would be little harm in the team familiarizing itself with the crushing feeling of defeat sooner, rather than later. A loss during the regular season or Big Ten Tournament wouldn’t change OSU’s chances at a No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tournament. Getting that sentiment out of the way would alleviate the added pressure of going into the NCAA Tournament undefeated and dealing with all the nonmaterial questions about Wooden, Knight and the historical implications. Not to say the Buckeyes should lose on purpose, but knowing what a loss feels like could be beneficial — just ask the football team. OSU would have to get 16 more wins in the regular season and postseason to get to a perfect 40-0, the pinnacle of the sport. It undoubtedly would be one of the most incredible achievements in sports history, given the era and climate of college hoops. Is this team capable? Perhaps. Is it likely to happen? No. Only seven teams have won national titles while going undefeated, none more recent than Knight’s ’76 Hoosiers. Eleven teams have finished the regular season undefeated in the tournament era and come up short of the title. The most recent team to do so was Jameer Nelson and Delonte West’s 2004 Saint Joseph’s Hawks — a team that’s hardly memorable. These Buckeyes don’t want to be in that category. That’s why a national title would mean far more than an undefeated regular season. If they were to flame out in the tournament, the only thing that would be remembered about the 2011 Buckeyes would be their failure to live up to expectations.
Share46 Tweet Email6 By Callum Lavery The Garden includes a shelter, planting, seating, a rockery, a pond and waterfall. Source: Carol Reynolds/Dublin City CouncilSenior Executive Park Superintendent, Michael Noonan said the project has been in the works since July 2016.“The garden includes a shelter, planting, seating, a rockery, a pond and waterfall. Yangzhou City will cover the cost of the garden construction on site by Chinese craftsmen who will travel from China. There will also be ancillary costs for Dublin City Council which will be covered in the existing Parks budget.”The new garden will be situated on the eastern corner of the park, between the Herbert Park lake and bandstand and behind the Herbert Park Hotel.Named the ‘Yi Garden’, which means ‘The Garden of Friendship’, the site was one of the show gardens for Bloom in the Park 2016 and is approximately 20m x 10m in extent.Noonan continued: “It is considered that ‘The Yi Garden’ will add significantly to Herbert Park and be an additional attraction for locals and visitors to enjoy. Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys said the garden will be a “quiet spot where people can relax.” The garden will be paid for by the Chinese Embassy and constructed by Chinese workers. 31,677 Views The garden will be paid for by the Chinese Embassy and constructed by Chinese workers. Image: Carol Reynolds/dublin City Council Image: Carol Reynolds/dublin City Council 34 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL A Chinese city is paying for a new garden in a Dublin city park The donators of the garden have requested that it is located in the park close to the Chinese embassy on Merrion Road. A CITY IN China is funding and sending craftsmen to build a new ‘Garden of Friendship’ in Dublin this autumn. The project is being gifted to Dublin by the city of Yangzhou. Construction of the garden begins in September this year in Herbert Park in Ballsbridge and is expected to take six weeks to complete.The city of Yangzhou has requested that it is located in the park close to the Chinese embassy on Merrion Road. Sunday 7 Apr 2019, 8:00 AM https://jrnl.ie/4578163 Apr 7th 2019, 8:00 AM
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Reserve Bank reduced the official cash rate to 2.5 per cent this week, which is good news for people with a mortgage. However, I’m concerned that this low interest-rate environment has produced a very confusing borrowing market for consumers. With rates coming down and competition heating up, lenders have had to pull out all the stops in order to attract and retain customers. So, one tactic that has become popular amongst marketers is to highlight the ‘discount’ rate in mortgage advertising. Discounting isn’t new. Back in the ’90s, banks used to give their high-income customers preferential treatment by offering them discounts, otherwise known as professional packs, with the hope that they could reel the customer in and sell them on other products over the medium to long term. Now, as interest rates have dropped and margins on each loan are pressured, the discounting strategy is being used as a broader customer acquisition and retention tool, but with one key difference. Back in 2003, the advertising of ‘honeymoon rates’ became very popular, whereby the lender would promote a low introductory rate with no mention of the true long term cost of the loan. So legislation was created to control interest rate advertising by introducing what’s called the ‘comparison rate’. The comparison rate is a formula that includes all the costs and fees, and it factors in any potential short term discounting to give the borrower a clear picture of the loan’s true rate, the rate they’d be paying over the long term. Comparison rate legislation is still in place today. However, advertisers who are looking to get their product out to the market in the simplest and most effective way possible have moved away from advertising the interest rate and the comparison rate in favour of advertising just the discount. So now you’ll see ads spruiking a ‘1.05 per cent p.a.’ discount off for the life of the loan, but the interest rate is nowhere to be seen, leaving the consumer to dig to find the actual rate. This makes things all the more difficult for the borrower, who just wants to know the ‘true rate’ they’ll be paying on their loan. So now that you know how it works, I urge everyone seeking a mortgage to look past the discounts and to focus on the comparison rate, the true rate that you will end up paying over the life of the loan. This won’t always be easy because the discounts are designed to catch your attention and change your thinking. They make you feel like you’re getting a good deal, which may be true for a pair of sneakers or a new sofa. But with interest rates, there is a lot more to the equation than just the ‘per cent off’. So at the very least, find out how much your loan is costing you after the discounts and deals. Go searching for your true rate, and make sure it’s competitive. If it isn’t, go get a better one. * Mark Bouris is the Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road, a financial services company offering home loans, financial planning, accounting & tax and insurance. Email Markonmark.email@example.com with any queries you may have or check www.ybr.com.au for your nearest branch.
Twitter doit garantir la sécurité de son réseau socialÉtats-Unis – Twitter a passé un accord avec la Commission fédérale du commerce afin de garantir davantage de sécurité sur son réseau social. Le site a subi deux attaques importantes l’année dernière.Début 2009, les comptes Twitter de milliers d’utilisateurs dont Barack Obama avaient été détournés puis un hacker français était entré dans le système d’administration du réseau social, s’accaparant les informations confidentielles d’une multitude de comptes. Depuis, la sécurité sur le réseau social est remise en question et la Commission fédérale du commerce a lancé une enquête pour inciter les dirigeants du réseau social à combler les failles existant sur leur site. Celle-ci vient de se terminer et Twitter s’est désormais engagé à fournir un programme d’information sur la sécurité, lequel sera évalué annuellement pendant dix ans.Le 25 juin 2010 à 12:55 • Emmanuel Perrin
Canada : une pénurie de bébés chez les bélugas du Saint-LaurentLes relevés effectués cet été par des biologistes québécois pour évaluer l’état de la population de bélugas dans le golfe du Saint-Laurent indiquent une chute drastique du nombre de bébés, alors que la population de cet animal menacé y est remarquablement stable depuis 20 ans. Erreur de dénombrement ou mortalité inquiétante ? Deux bébés seulement repérés au cours des recensements effectués durant tout l’été, contre un à deux par jour les années précédentes. Ce sont les chiffres révélés par des scientifiques québécois qui s’inquiètent aujourd’hui pour les bélugas du Saint-Laurent, ces grands cétacés tout blancs dont une population sédentaire vit dans l’estuaire du fleuve canadien.À lire aussiQuand un panda s’attaque à un bonhomme de neige au CanadaEstimée à 1.100 individus en 2009, cette population étonne les biologistes depuis 20 ans, car elle ne montre aucun signe d’augmentation, alors que les ressources alimentaires le permettraient largement. La contamination et les maladies infectieuses (81.% des décès chez les sujets de moins de 14 ans) décimeraient-elles de plus en plus impitoyablement les juvéniles ? Les chercheurs devront creuser la question d’ici au prochain recensement des effectifs totaux, en 2012-2013.”Hasard, (…) mauvais troupeau, (…) phénomène naturel avec moins de femelles fécondées cet été (…) ? C’est un signal difficile à interpréter. Il va falloir regarder ce qui va se passer au cours des prochaines années”, résume Robert Michaud, président du Groupe de recherche et d’éducation sur les mammifères marins, surpris par le faible nombre de nourrissons qu’il a observés lors de ses 60 à 80 sorties estivales en mer. Le 28 septembre 2011 à 13:42 • Maxime Lambert
Les animaux sauvages bientôt interdits dans les cirques belgesLes cirques belges ne pourront bientôt plus présenter des animaux sauvages tels que des lions ou des éléphants. Bruxelles a en effet approuvé un projet de loi visant à renforcer le bien-être animal.Après la Grèce, c’est au tour de la Belgique de prendre une décision de taille pour le bien-être des animaux. Vendredi, le gouvernement belge a approuvé une loi qui prévoit notamment d’interdire la présence d’animaux sauvages dans les cirques du pays. Si le texte doit encore être approuvé par le Parlement, il pourrait donc signer la fin des numéros mettant en scène des lions ou encore des tigres. Une décision qui n’a sans surprise pas été du goût des professionnels du secteur. “Ces animaux sont la base du cirque traditionnel”, a déclaré Maurice Agnessen, responsable d’un festival de cirque organisé à Liège. “Ils sont régulièrement en mouvement, s’amusent et se reproduisent même mieux que dans les zoos”, a t-il souligné. Pourtant, ce n’est pas conclusion à laquelle était parvenue une enquête diligentée par le gouvernement belge en 2011, point de départ de cette nouvelle loi.Cette enquête avait révélé la difficulté pour les cirques de garantir le bien-être des animaux. Le rapport soulignait que ces derniers manquaient d’espace, ne pouvaient pas tous se baigner et que certaines espèces qui vivent habituellement en groupe ne disposaient pas de compagnon. De plus, le non-respect des exigences de température, notamment dans les camions, avait été pointé du doigt par le Conseil du bien-être des animaux.Une “importance avancée” À lire aussiQuand un hippopotame part en balade dans les rues d’une ville espagnolePour les organisations de défense des animaux, dont Gaïa, cette loi constitue donc une “importante avancée pour le bien-être animal” en Belgique, sachant que d’autres pays avaient déjà mis en place cette interdiction : Allemagne, Hongrie, Danemark, Suède et plus récemment la Grèce. Si la loi est approuvée par le Parlement, elle entrera en vigueur un an après sa publication au Moniteur belge, le journal officiel local, a indiqué le cabinet de la ministre de la Santé Laurette Onkelinx, en charge du dossier.A partir de là, seuls les bovins, buffles, porcs, lamas, dromadaires, chameaux, furets, lapins, chiens, chats, pigeons, oies, gallinacés, perroquets, perruches, canards, chevaux, ânes, poneys, moutons et chèvres seront alors autorisés dans les cirques, a précisé le gouvernement. Le 15 juillet 2013 à 18:10 • Maxime Lambert
Posted: April 9, 2019 Teen arrested on suspicion of social media threat to South Bay high school April 9, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom CHULA VISTA (KUSI) – A 16-year-old boy was arrested today on suspicion of posting a social media threat against the South Bay high school he attends because “he thought it would be funny” to spread fear at the campus, a police captain said.The threat against Bonita Vista High School in Chula Vista was the second to appear on Instagram over the weekend, police Capt. Phil Collum said.The initial message, posted Saturday by a user with the handle @f***diswrld, read: “Shooting up on the campus on Monday. I like some of you.Try to skip school if you value your life.”The user finished the comment with a profane hashtag directed at the high school, then posted another one to students: “I don’t think you guys aregonna wanna hide at the 900s” — apparently referring to a cluster of classrooms at the northern end of the school.The suspect in the subsequent threatening post told officers who detained him that “he had seen the first threat online and decided to join in to further scare people,” according to Collum.“He said he thought it would be funny,” the police captain said.The teen, a San Diego resident whose name was withheld because he is a minor, was arrested on suspicion of issuing criminal threats. He was expected to be released to his parents pending his initial court appearance in the case.The identity of the person who posted the original menacing message remains under investigation, Collum said. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Kothagudem: The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) General Manager Kothagudem area CH Narasimha Rao has handed over appointment orders to 11 new staff members under Karunya scheme here in Kothagudem on Wednesday.Speaking to the newly-appointed members, the GM said everyone should work with dedication and must work for the growth of the company. Special Officer Narayana, Area Engineer Damodhar, Assistant General Manager Srinivas, Project Officer Sanjeev Rao, officials Venu Gopal, Jyothi, Samuel, Kiran Babu and Butchaiah attended the programme.
Share Texas Department of Family & Protective ServicesTexas Department of Public Safety special agents have helped Child Protective Services workers check on hundreds of at-risk youths in a review demanded by legislators.CPS officials on Tuesday reported initial visits were completed with more than 400 children who as of Oct. 17 were deemed high risk for harm.Concerns were raised last week by members of a Texas Senate committee who ordered immediate in-person visits with children not yet seen by CPS investigators, amid a backlog. Staffers are required to see children between 24 and 72 hours after an abuse report.DPS officials say most visits happened in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Lubbock and El Paso.Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner Hank Whitman seeks funding to add more than 800 staffers.Texas lawmakers convene in January.