In the news today May 17

first_imgFour stories in the news for Friday, May 17———LIBERALS WIN MINORITY IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR VOTEVoters in Newfoundland and Labrador registered their frustration with traditional politics Thursday by reducing the incumbent Liberals to minority status — a rare event in the province’s history. The last time a sitting government won less than a majority was in 1971 when the province’s first premier, Joey Smallwood, failed to win his seventh consecutive majority government. With all polls reporting, Premier Dwight Ball’s Liberals had won 20 of the legislature’s 40 seats, the Tories — led by political rookie Ches Crosbie — took 15, the New Democrats won three and two Independents were elected.———DECISION EXPECTED TODAY IN CHILD BRIDE CASEThe B.C. Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision today in the case of a former leader in a fundamentalist Christian sect that practises polygamy in Bountiful. James Oler is accused of removing an underage girl from Canada to marry a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which operates in British Columbia and the United States. He was acquitted in 2017 by a judge who was not convinced Oler did anything within Canada’s borders to arrange the girl’s transfer to the U.S., but the B.C. Court of Appeal agreed with the Crown that proof of wrongdoing in Canada was not necessary and ordered a new trial.———LIBERALS STOP COMMITTEE INQUIRY INTO NORMAN CASEThe Liberals used their majority on a House of Commons committee Thursday to block an opposition attempt to launch an inquiry into the failed prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. Conservative and NDP members of the Commons defence committee forced a special meeting to debate a Tory motion that would have initiated an investigation into how the military’s former second-in-command came to be prosecuted on breach-of-trust charges. The case fell apart last week, when Crown prosecutors told the judge that new evidence they’d received from Norman’s defence team had led them to conclude there was no reasonable chance of convicting him. The admiral had been accused of leaking government secrets to Quebec’s Davie shipyard.———CHILD-SEX OFFENDER POSTS PROFILE SAYS HE’S LONELYA Saskatchewan man who was the victim of a notorious pedophile says it’s disgusting and a risk to the public that his abuser has a profile on a pen-pal website for inmates. Zach Miller, now 24, was 10 years old when he was abducted and sexually assaulted by Peter Whitmore in 2006. Whitmore already had a record as a prolific sex offender who posed a high risk to reoffend when he kidnapped Miller and a 14-year-old boy from Manitoba. Whitmore is serving a life sentence. The post on Canadian Inmates Connect says Whitmore is lonely, has cancer and is seeking friendship.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— The first-degree murder trial continues today for Perez Cleveland. The Winnipeg man is accused of killing Barrett, whose body was found in a barrel.— The trial continues today for Calgary police Const. Trevor Lindsay on a charge of aggravated assault. It’s alleged that he repeatedly punched a suspect and threw him into the pavement, causing a brain injury.— Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos will make an announcement regarding zero-emission vehicle charging and refuelling stations at Parks Canada places.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Bank of Canada wont raise interest rates until 2016 Scotiabank

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada won’t pronounce on interest rates until later this month, but Scotiabank economists are jumping the gun in speculating Canadians won’t have anything to worry about until 2016.[np_storybar title=”Why U.S. uncertainty could mean ultra-low rates for years — or even ‘decades to come’” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2013/10/02/why-u-s-uncertainty-could-mean-ultra-low-rates-for-years-or-even-decades-to-come/”%5D With the U.S. government deadlock heading toward a more damaging crisis and global economic growth falling far short of expectations, a hike in interest rates has been put on hold and one of the world’s most powerful investors now says he expects ultra-low rates for decades.“Bond King” Bill Gross, the widely regarded manager of one of the world’s largest investment funds, called for interest rates to remain lower for “decades to come” in his monthly economic commentary on Wednesday. Continue reading. [/np_storybar]The economists say remarks by the central bank’s senior deputy governor earlier this week suggest the bank’s view is now that the economy’s spare capacity may remain into sometime in 2016.Even then, the economists argue the economy is unlikely to overshoot into excess demand, so there would be no hurry for the bank to raise rates.Most analysts see the bank keeping its policy rate at one per cent — where it’s been for three years — until sometime late in 2014 or early 2015, but few believe it will stay at such stimulative level for another two or three years.On Tuesday, the central bank’s Tiff Macklem said the economy needs to grow by more than 2.5% annually to start closing the output gap, a key measure of whether the economy is performing up to potential.But in the year leading up to this past June, Macklem noted that growth averaged a mere 1.4% and predicted the second half of 2013 will see the cruising speed rise only slightly to the 2.0-2.5%.That’s a significant downgrade from the second-half acceleration the bank had expected.Further worries that 2014 will also prove disappointing suggest the central bank may need to revise its longer-term outlook for the economy as well, Scotiabank says.Low interest rates are generally seen as likely to boost economic performance because firms and individuals can more cheaply finance their investments and spending.But the Bank of Canada has also warned that keeping rates low for too long a period is problematic for savers and pension funds, and encourages households to spend beyond their means. read more

Afghanistan top UN refugee official continues push for temporary ceasefire

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers took his appeal for a truce to President Burhanuddin Rabbani during a meeting in Faisabad, according to a UN spokesman.President Rabbani “said he agreed with the idea on condition the other side did the same,” spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York, adding that the High Commissioner hoped that the Taliban would follow suit.Mr. Lubbers is scheduled to meet tomorrow with the Taliban’s so-called Foreign Minister, Wakil Ahmed Muttawakil, before flying to Pakistan to consult with high-level officials and tour refugee encampments.In addition to pressing for a halt to the fighting, the High Commissioner is “discussing technical aspects of increasing aid delivery to those who need it the most,” Mr. Eckhard said.Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis, which UN officials describe as “perhaps the world’s worst,” is marked by decades-long conflict and severe drought. The combined effects of those twin scourges have pushed hundreds of thousands of people from their homes in recent months alone. UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, estimates that some 3.6 million Afghans live outside their home country. read more

Windies women suffer second defeat to New Zealand

The West Indies Women suffered an 8-wicket defeat to New Zealand White Ferns in the 2nd ODI of ICC Women’s Championships at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln.The White Ferns won the toss and elected to bowl first, which proved a good decision for them.Once again, Hayley Matthews was the first Windies wicket to fall. She chased after a wide delivery and was caught at point for 18. Her opening partner, Kycia Knight’s stay at the crease was also short, as she was caught at first slip for 16.Captain Stafanie Taylor was joined by Chedean Nation and the pair started the urgent rebuild that the Windies Women’s innings needed.Nation was the aggressor of the pair as she took the chances to go after the New Zealand bowlers. Taylor was the tactician, calling for the singles and twos when they were available.The pair posted a 44-run partnership before Nation fell for 35. This then signaled the slide of the middle order.Deandra Dottin came in when both her Captain and team needed her hard-hitting and experience, but it was not to be. She gave Leigh Kasperek an easy caught and bowl dismissal. She fell for 10.Kyshonna Knight came into the wicket and was given a lifeline when she was dropped on 5 but was trapped LBW soon after for 9 to Kasperek. Then Merissa Aguilleira charging down the pitch for a single was caught short of her ground, runout for 0.Britney Cooper made an 8-ball 0 before becoming Kasperek’s third victim.Captain Taylor once again had to carry the batting for the team. She reached 86 before she was caught in the 49th over. The Windies Women, all out for 194 in 48.1 overs.Bowling for New Zealand, Leigh Kasperek finished with figures of 4/44, while Lea Tahuhu had 3/42.In their reply, New Zealand got to the target with the loss of 2 wickets. Skipper Suzie Bates smashed an unbeaten 101 not out while Sophie Devine continued her good form from the previous match by scoring 80.The Windies bowlers struggled on an uncooperative pitch to which the White Ferns capitalized. Chedean Nation sustained a minor injury while fielding and is being monitored by the physiotherapist on tour.Bates was the aggressor as she struck 13-fours on her way to an 86-ball century. With her at the end was Katey Martin on 4 not out. The White Ferns reached 195/2 in 30.4 overs.Afy Fletcher had the best bowling figures for Windies Women, taking 2/47.(CWI) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWindies women suffer second defeat in T20IMarch 16, 2018In “Sports”Windies narrowly miss out despite Taylor 90March 5, 2018In “latest news”New Zealand defeat Windies women by one-runMarch 20, 2018In “Sports” read more

MACA wins contract mining job at Blackwater coal project in Queensland

first_imgMACA is about to start work on Wealth Mining’s Bluff coal project in the Bowen Basin of Queensland after being chosen as the main contract miner.The contractor will carry out all open-pit mining activities including planning, procurement, management and supervision, load and haul, drill and blast, and water management at the project, with the agreement expected to generate some A$700 million ($507 million) in revenue over the 10-year mine life.MACA said the project will broaden its commodity exposure and geographical footprint, while allowing it to use larger fleet classes including 350 t excavators and 220 t and 180 t dump trucks. The fleet is expected to be a mix of acquired and hired equipment with MACA estimating capital expenditure of A$45 million.Bluff, which was acquired by current owner Wealth Mining via its takeover of Carabella Resources in February 2014, will produce around 12 Mt/y of pulverised coal injection product. Coal will be processed with existing infrastructure at the Cook colliery (pictured), which was recently acquired and recommissioned by the Bounty Mining Group and has readily available port and rail access.The project has a granted mining lease in place together with environmental authority approval.Contract works will start in the December quarter with first coal expected to be produced in the March quarter of 2019.“The project will be an ‘Alliance’ style contract aimed at delivering the lowest possible cost to our client,” MACA said. Employee numbers are expected to total 140 people.MACA will finance the drop cut to first coal and other minor project works via a secured working capital facility of A$25 million. The contract takes the company’s work in hand position to A$1.982 billion and leaves it on track to hit revenue guidance of A$620 million for the full financial year to end-June 2019.last_img read more

Damir Batinovic continues career in France

Cesson-Rennesdamir batinovicfranceHC Metalurgligue nationale francaisLNHMetalurg Skopje Damir Batinovic (26) is one of the foreigners that were shown the exit door in Metalurg. The midback however immediately found a club to play for. He will be moving to France, and have signed a contract with Cesson-Rennes. He has played for Metkovic, Medvescak and Maribor Branik before joining Metalurg. ← Previous Story Marcin Lijewski won’t sign new contract with HSV Hamburg, moving to Wisla Plock? Next Story → Henrik Mollgaard signs new contract with Skjern read more

Poland found to be complicit in US torture programme

first_imgArticle 3 – prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatmentArticle 5 – right to liberty and securityArticle 8 – right to respect for private and family lifeArticle 13 – right to an effective remedyArticle 6 and 1 – right to a fair trialOn the ruling, Amnesty International’s expert on counter-terrorism and human rights Julia Hall said:Today’s historic rulings finally unlock the truth about a dark period of Poland’s recent history and mark a milestone against impunity. Poland knowingly became part of the USA’s illegal network of black sites that was used to secretly detain and torture individuals rounded up in counter-terrorism operations. POLAND WAS COMPLICIT in the USA’s rendition, secret detention, and torture of alleged terrorism suspects, a top human rights court has ruled.The judgement, made by the European Court of Human Rights, found that the Polish government colluded with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to establish a secret prison at Stare Kiejkuty.The decision by the court makes Poland the first European Union member state to be found to have involvement in the USA’s extraordinary rendition programme.The prison was in operation between 2002 and 2005. Located 180km north of Warsaw, detainees were held in secret detention and tortured.The articles of the European Convention on Human Rights Poland were found to have violated in both cases are: The two men who brought the claim are Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi Arabian national, accused of involvement in the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 and Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn (also known as Abu Zubaydah), a Saudi-born Palestinian.Al-Nashiri described being subject to “enhanced interrogation techniques”, “mock execution” and threats of sexual assault against his family members.In his 2010 memoirs, former US President George W. Bush outlines that he authorised the use of waterboarding against Abu Zubaydah. Waterboarding is the controversial practice of simulated drowning.The government was ordered to pay the two claimants €100,000. The cases were brought to the European Court in 2011 and 2013.Both men are currently being held at the US Navy’s Guantánamo Bay detention facility in Cuba.On the ruling John Lannon, spokesperson for Shannonwatch, said:I welcome the judgement. I’d also note that as well as being particularly pertinent in relation to Ireland. We know that the detention centres existed in places like Romania, Poland and Lithuania.“But hopefully in time investigation will go beyond countries that have secret prisons, to places like Ireland that helped transfer prisoners.”Joanna Trzaska-Wieczorek, a Polish presidential spokesperson said: “The ruling of the tribunal in Strasbourg on CIA jails is embarrassing for Poland and is a burden both in terms of our country’s finances as well as its image.”On the issue, executive director of Amnesty International Ireland said:Poland is not alone. Many other EU governments colluded with the USA to abduct, illegally transfer, ‘disappear’ and torture people in the course of rendition operations. While today’s judgments are a significant step forward, much more needs to be done to ensure accountability across Europe’READ: Escalating crisis in Gaza poses “serious threat” to children, says UNICEFREAD: Just released and Mick Wallace is tweeting pictures of US military craft at Shannonlast_img read more

Irish haircare brand and celeb favourite Viviscal has been sold for €150m

first_img Share7 Tweet Email Take me to Fora IRISH HAIRCARE BRAND Viviscal has been sold for €150 million to a Nasdaq-listed company.Galway firm Lifes2Good has sold its suite of hair restoration supplements, shampoos and conditioners, which were carved off into a separate company in early 2015, to Dwight & Church, a New Jersey-based manufacturer of household and personal hygiene products.Fora contacted Lifes2Good for comment on the sale, but nobody was available at the time of publishing.Viviscal is Lifes2Good’s leading brand and has been endorsed by A-list celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett. It is stocked in more than 25,000 stores across the United States, including major chains like Wal-Mart and Walgreens.The male version of the product, which claims to restore hair growth, has also received celebrity endorsement from Rob Kardashian.SalesLifes2Good’s most recently filed accounts show the firm topped €50 million in sales to the end of 2015.Set up by entrepreneur and Galway Tenors singer James Murphy, the firm’s revenues swelled nearly 20% in the 12-month period. It recorded an operating profit of €3.3 million over the year and the company had accumulated profits of nearly €10 million. Lifes2Good founder James Murphy Source: YouTubeIn 2008, Lifes2Good acquired the branding rights to Viviscal, which was relaunched in Ireland, the UK and US that same year and was introduced to the Australian market in 2013.Other products under Lifes2Good’s wing include Petura pet care products, Micro Pedi footcare devices and Sonic Chic toothbrushes.Founded in 1997, Murphy still owns more than four-fifths of the company’s shares.Church & Dwight, which has a market value of around $11.7 billion, had revenues of $3.4 billion in 2015 and pre-tax profits of $635 million. It owns a variety of brands, including the Arm & Hammer range of toothpastes, detergents and deodorants, as well as Trojan condoms and Orajel oral pain relief products.Written by Conor McMahon and posted on Fora.ie http://jrnl.ie/3196312 Friday 20 Jan 2017, 12:35 PM 2 Comments One of the stars who has endorsed the brand is Cate Blanchett. Image: Jordan Strauss/AP/Press Association Images Short URL Image: Jordan Strauss/AP/Press Association Imagescenter_img Jan 20th 2017, 12:35 PM 13,634 Views By Fora Staff Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: Irish haircare brand – and celeb favourite – Viviscal has been sold for €150m Lifes2Good has sold its celebrity-endorsed range to US manufacturer Dwight & Church. One of the stars who has endorsed the brand is Cate Blanchett. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Casino opening leads new podcast

first_imgClark Talks, The Columbian’s weekly podcast, previews the opening of the Ilani casino and the coming Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners race.Hosts Katie Gillespie and Dameon Pesanti are joined by business reporter Troy Brynelson to discuss the history of the Cowlitz Tribe’s Ilani casino, opening outside of La Center this spring. The group discusses the legal history of the project, and looks ahead to additional construction slated at the 368,000-square-foot facility.Gillespie and Pesanti then talk about the race for Port Commissioner Brian Wolfe’s seat. Wolfe, who represents east Vancouver, will retire at the end of this year. Pesanti, who covers the Port of Vancouver, discuss the views of candidates Don Orange and Kris Greene on the proposed Vancouver Energy oil terminal.Then, the pair are joined by features news coordinator Ashley Swanson to talk about the weekend ahead. Events featured are:La Center Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. breakfast, 10 a.m. egg hunt Saturday. Holley Park Community Center, 1000 E. Fourth St., La Center. Free, $5 for breakfast. http://lacenterlions.orgHelicopter Egg Drop and Spring Festival by City Harvest Church, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Jason Lee Middle School, 8500 N.W. Ninth Ave., Vancouver. 360-546-1000 or http://www.cityharvestchurch.comlast_img read more

Foden I dont plan on following Sancho Diaz footsteps

first_imgTeenage star Phil Foden insists he sees himself continuing at Manchester City, despite fellow young prospects Jadon Sancho and Brahim Diaz both leavingFoden broke into the first-team at City last season in a Champions League match against Feyenoord at just 17 years old and he’s since gone on to make a further 24 appearances.Manager Pep Guardiola is a big admirer of Foden’s and has already ruled out a loan move for the 18-year-old, despite having never handed him a Premier League start.Nevertheless, Foden has no plans on emulating new Real Madrid signing Diaz and Borussia Dortmund’s Sancho in leaving City for better first-team opportunities.“It shows the strength of the squad we have here, how good the players are – it is difficult to get in, but we all try our best,” said Foden, according to FourFourTwo.“It’s up to them [Diaz and Sancho], really – they have gone their separate ways, and everyone has their own plan in what they want to do, so fair play to them.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Everyone is different, and I see myself playing here. It’s up to them, really.“We’ve got the best set of players and the best staff, so I’m in the right position. I’m learning off them every day, so I couldn’t be in a better place.“I’m sad to see him [Diaz] go, but he wants opportunities, so good luck to him. He will do well, I know it.“I grew up with him and know his qualities, so I know he’ll do well. Maybe one day I’ll face him in the Champions League.”Foden has made 15 appearances for City this season across all competitions with five of them being starts.last_img read more

Water main break in North Park causes flooding

first_imgWater main break in North Park causes flooding KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – North Park residents were dealing with flooding after a water main break today, and as public utility crews worked to repair it, about 70 homes were without water.The broken pipe was reported in the area of Myrtle and Arnold avenues at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Water flowed toward homes in the 3400 block of Arizona Street, according to police.San Diego Public Utilities Department crews shut down the water main at 9:30 a.m. Service is expected to be restored by 4 p.m. July 7, 2019 Posted: July 7, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

House Committee Unveils Water Resources Reform Development Act ASA and Other Stakeholders

first_imgToday, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) released the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA) at a press conference and stakeholder briefing attended by ASA Washington staff.Chairman Shuster’s bill has the support of T&I committee Ranking Member Nick Rahall (D-W.V.) and Water Resources Subcommittee Chairman Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) and Ranking Member Timothy Bishop (D-N.Y.). The committee has scheduled a mark-up of the bill for Thursday, September 19.  The Senate passed its Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) in May of this year by a vote of 83-14.“ASA strongly supports enactment of waterways legislation that makes significant progress in repairing and revitalizing our aging waterways infrastructure,” said ASA President Danny Murphy, a soybean farmer from Canton, Miss. “U.S. soybean farmers rely on a healthy waterways infrastructure to move their soybeans to market. The U.S. exports more than half of the soybeans grown in this country and having reliable and efficient waterways and ports is essential to maintaining our competitiveness in global markets. We are encouraged by many parts of the WRRDA bill and will work to see it passed.”The draft developed by Chairman Shuster includes provisions supported by ASA to:streamline environmental reviews,establish hard deadlines and cost caps on project studies,allow non-federal interests to contribute funds to expedite project components,annually increase the amount of funding that is provided from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) for port maintenance and dredging, andfree up money and increase the capacity of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund (IWTF) by reducing the federal cost share of the Olmsted Lock and Dam project to 25% and requiring the Corps to study and report on bonding, user fees, and other potential funding sources.The House Republican Leadership indicated its support the bill, issuing a memo to members last week touting that the proposal “cuts federal red tape and bureaucracy, streamlines the project delivery process, improves competitiveness, strengthens water resources infrastructure, and promotes fiscal responsibility.”To assist in promoting the bill, the House T&I Committee prepared a brief “whiteboard” video explaining the need for the bill and how it impacts every American. That video can be viewed here. The Committee has also prepared a 14 page information booklet on the bill. Page 5 of the booklet utilizes information and a graphic provided by the U.S. soybean industry comparing the costs of shipping soybeans from the U.S. to China versus Brazil to China. The booklet can be viewed by clicking here.last_img read more

Pentagon Pushing Plan to Consolidate Exchanges Commissaries Sources Say

first_imgDefense Department leaders appear to be moving ahead with a plan to consolidate the military’s commissary and exchange systems, according to multiple sources.The move comes in response to a recommendation from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission in January. Consolidating DOD’s three exchange services with the Defense Commissary Agency into a single Defense Resale Activity would generate savings by combining many of the back-end office and support functions such as logistics and staffing, the panel concluded.A meeting this week at the Pentagon is intended to allow military resale officials to review DOD’s plans for implementing the commission’s recommendation, sources told Military Times.Congress, however, would need to approve a significant restructuring of the commissary and exchange systems.A Pentagon spokesman would not confirm the meetings. Last month, President Obama said he supported the commission’s reforms to military pay and benefits and said DOD would send Congress by April 30 a set of legislative proposals based on the recommendations.DOD proposed its own set of cost-saving reforms to the commissary system in its fiscal 2016 budget request, including trimming staff, store hours and the days stores are open. That plan also called for U.S. commissaries to be operated more like a business, forcing the grocery stores to reduce customer discounts.Opponents of DOD’s proposal — which would cut funding for commissaries by $322 million in fiscal 2016 and by $1 billion the following year — say raising prices would eliminate the shopping benefit for military families. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

No alliance unless BNP quits Jamaat B Chy

first_imgBikalpadhara Bangladesh chief Badruddoza Chowdhury is speaking at a press briefing at his Baridhara residence on Saturday evening. Photo: CollectedBikalpadhara Bangladesh chief Badruddoza Chowdhury has ruled out any possibility of forming alliance with the BNP if the main opposition party does not sever its tie with anti-liberation forces.“Bikalpadhara asked the BNP to leave Jamaat as a pre-condition for joining the National Unity Process but the BNP didn’t pay heed to the demand. We didn’t join National Oikya Front on this ground,” he said at a press briefing at his Baridhara residence on Saturday evening.B Chowdhury was elected president after the BNP-led four-party alliance including Jamaat-e-Islami assumed office winning the 2001 parliamentary polls. He resigned from the post in 2002 following his criticism in parliament.B Chowdhury, who later formed the BDB, said the other reason for his party’s not joining the new opposition coalition is that the BNP did not give assurance of ensuring a balance of power if the coalition is voted to power.He spoke to the press, minutes after the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Jatiya Oikya Prokriya led by Kamal Hossain and Jukta Front made the announcement of formation of the ‘Jatiya Oikya Front’.Bikalpadhara joint secretary general and B Chy’s son Mahi B Chowdhury and secretary general Maj (retd) Abdul Mannan, among others were present at the press conference.last_img read more

Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor Market Set for Rapid Growth and

first_imgThe Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor Market has witnessed growth from USD XX million to USD XX million from 2014 to 2019. With the CAGR of X.X%, this market is estimated to reach USD XX million in 2026.The report mainly studies the size, recent trends and development status of the Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor market, as well as investment opportunities, government policy, market dynamics (drivers, restraints, opportunities), supply chain and competitive landscape. Technological innovation and advancement will further optimize the performance of the product, making it more widely used in downstream applications. Moreover, Porter\’s Five Forces Analysis (potential entrants, suppliers, substitutes, buyers, industry competitors) provides crucial information for knowing the Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor market.Download Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3206082?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NSMajor players in the global Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor market include:JUUL LabsJapan Tobacco Inc.British American Tobacco PLCMCIG IncAltria Group Inc.NJOY, LLCPhilip Morris InternationalImperial Brands plcTurning Point BrandsOn the basis of types, the Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor market is primarily split into:Reusable Electronic CigarettesDisposable Electronic CigarettesOn the basis of applications, the market covers:Online SalesOffline SalesGeographically, the report includes the research on production, consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate, and forecast (2014-2026) of the following regions:United StatesEurope (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Poland)ChinaJapanIndiaSoutheast Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam)Central and South America (Brazil, Mexico, Colombia)Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria)Other Regions Chapter 1 provides an overview of Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor market, containing global revenue, global production, sales, and CAGR. The forecast and analysis of Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor market by type, application, and region are also presented in this chapter.Chapter 2 is about the market landscape and major players. It provides competitive situation and market concentration status along with the basic information of these players.Chapter 3 provides a full-scale analysis of major players in Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor industry. The basic information, as well as the profiles, applications and specifications of products market performance along with Business Overview are offered.Chapter 4 gives a worldwide view of Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor market. It includes production, market share revenue, price, and the growth rate by type.Chapter 5 focuses on the application of Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor, by analyzing the consumption and its growth rate of each application.Chapter 6 is about production, consumption, export, and import of Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor in each region.Chapter 7 pays attention to the production, revenue, price and gross margin of Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor in markets of different regions. The analysis on production, revenue, price and gross margin of the global market is covered in this part.Chapter 8 concentrates on manufacturing analysis, including key raw material analysis, cost structure analysis and process analysis, making up a comprehensive analysis of manufacturing cost.Chapter 9 introduces the industrial chain of Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor. Industrial chain analysis, raw material sources and downstream buyers are analyzed in this chapter.Chapter 10 provides clear insights into market dynamics.Chapter 11 prospects the whole Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor market, including the global production and revenue forecast, regional forecast. It also foresees the Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor market by type and application.Chapter 12 concludes the research findings and refines all the highlights of the study.Chapter 13 introduces the research methodology and sources of research data for your understanding.Acquire Discount on this report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3206082?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NSAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

High Concentrations of CRE Loans Correlate with Higher Failure Rates

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bank Failure Commercial Real Estate Federal Reserve Investors Lenders & Servicers OCC Service Providers 2013-04-04 Krista Franks Brock April 4, 2013 500 Views Banks with higher concentrations of commercial real estate (CRE) lending have higher failure rates, according to a “”report””:http://www.occ.gov/news-issuances/news-releases/2013/nr-occ-2013-59a.pdf from the “”Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)””:http://www.occ.gov/ and the “”Federal Reserve Board.””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/[IMAGE]The OCC studied the prevalence of bank failures from 2008 through 2011 with particular focus on banks that exceeded the 2006 guidelines regarding CRE and construction lending. The 2006 guidelines set concentration levels of 100 percent or more of a bank’s risk-based capital for construction, land, and land development (CLD) lending and 300 percent or more for CRE lending. Regulators advise banks that exceed these levels to adopt “”enhanced credit risk controls, including stress testing.”” [COLUMN_BREAK]The levels do not serve as defined limits for the industry. The OCC and Federal Reserve found banks that exceeded these regulatory levels were more likely to fail than those that did not. Banks that exceeded both levels had a failure rate of 23 percent from 2008 through 2011, while banks that exceeded neither level had a failure rate of 0.5 percent. Banks that exceeded CDE levels had a failure rate of 13 percent and were responsible for a majority of the losses the “”FDIC””:http://www.fdic.gov/ faced from 2007 to 2011. In fact, 80 percent of losses can be attributed to banks that exceeded CDE criteria. Of the remaining surviving banks that exceeded the CDE levels, 60 percent were in “”poor condition”” in 2011. When regulators introduced the CRE and CDE levels in 2006, about 31 percent of commercial banks exceeded one or both levels. These banks accounted for 40 percent of all CRE loans in the market at the time. However, by 2011, only 11 percent of commercial banks exceeded one or both levels. This 11 percent, however, continued to hold about 34 percent of all CRE loans. While some banks have decreased their concentrations of CRE and/or CDE loans since 2006, the OCC report notes, “”A non-trivial number of banks exceeding the supervisory criteria on concentration levels in 2007 continued to increase their CRE concentrations through 2011.”” in Data, Originationcenter_img Share High Concentrations of CRE Loans Correlate with Higher Failure Rateslast_img read more

Americans Debt is on the Rise

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Americans’ Debt is on the Rise August 15, 2018 611 Views Consumers Debt homeowners mortgage Northwestern Mutual 2018-08-15 Radhika Ojhacenter_img Independent of mortgages, American debt is on the rise, according to a new report by Northwestern Mutual.The report found that a little more than half of Americans cited debt reduction as their top 2018 financial priority. That might have to do with the fact that, according to Northwestern Mutual, average personal debt (exclusive of home mortgages and among those with some debt) is $38,000 this year; and that compares to compared to just over $37,000 in 2017. The push to reduce debt might also have to do with some other statistics found in Northwestern Mutual’s study. For example, twice as many Americans (33 percent) are in debt between $5,000 and $25,000 than having anything similar in personal savings (17 percent). Add to that, fewer people this year say they don’t have any debt—23 percent now, compared to 27 percent a year ago—and 20 percent of people say they allot half of all their income to paying off their bills. A further 10 percent said they believe they’ll stay in debt for their entire lives.Knowing these numbers, however, doesn’t seem to be dissuading personal spending, said  Emily Holbrook, director of planning, Northwestern Mutual.”Despite recognizing that debt means dangerous waters, Americans are jumping in with both feet and struggling to stay afloat,” she said. So what’s causing all this debt? This year, according to the report, it’s credit cards, which tied mortgages as the leading source of debt. Credit card debt leaped from 19 to 25 percent of a person’s debt since last year.Student loans are another huge piece of the debt picture, and that’s truer the younger you go. Overall, debt from educational loans hit 6 percent this year, but that number is 28 percent for those between 18 and 24 years old.“The cycle of  ‘buy and borrow’ continued this year,” the report stated. “After covering off on basic necessities, Americans allocated nearly equal amounts of their monthly income to debt repayment and discretionary expenses.”Those averages ran 36 and 37 percent, respectively. Sharelast_img read more

Man arrested travelling on fake ID

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