UN agency to undertake emergency plan to safeguard Iraqs cultural heritage

The meeting at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 17 April of over 20 top international specialists in Iraqi cultural heritage will draw up a preliminary inventory of the country’s heritage and prepare an intersectoral fact-finding mission to be sent there at the earliest possible date.The mission’s goals will be to prepare an inventory of Iraq’s needs in the Organization’s fields of competence – in education, culture, communication and the sciences – so that it can take part, in close cooperation with the UN system, in the emergency humanitarian action it is entrusted with carrying out.“UNESCO’s experience in similar situations over recent years has shown that education and culture can play a key role in consolidating the peace process and restoring national unity,” Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura told the agency’s Executive Board yesterday. “We must be ready without delay,” he added, “to help restore hope for the future in the Iraqi people.” read more

Afghan casualties hit record high 11000 in 2015 – UN report

Civilian Deaths and Injuries: January to December 2009 – 2015 “The real cost we are talking about in these figures is measured in the maimed bodies of children, the communities who have to live with loss, the grief of colleagues and relatives, the families who have to make do without a breadwinner, the parents who grieve for lost children, the children who grieve for lost parents […] these are the real consequences of the acts described in this report,” he emphasized. According the report, ground engagements between parties to the conflict caused the highest number of total civilian casualties (fatalities and injuries), followed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and suicide and complex attacks. Ground engagements caused the most fatalities among civilians, followed by targeted and deliberate killings. “The people of Afghanistan continue to suffer brutal and unprincipled attacks that are forbidden under international law,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said in the press release, adding that this is happening with almost complete impunity. “The perpetrators of the violations, documented by UNAMA and my staff, must be held to account,” Mr. Zeid underscored, adding that the international community should emphasize far more vigorously that the rights of civilians should be protected. Some of the report’s other key findings highlight that anti-Government elements continued to cause the most harm – 62 per cent of all civilian casualties – despite a 10 per cent reduction from 2014 in the total civilian casualties resulting from their attacks. Notwithstanding the overall decrease, the report documents anti-Government elements increasing use of some tactics that deliberately or indiscriminately cause civilian harm, including targeted killings of civilians, complex and suicide attacks, as well as indiscriminate and illegal pressure-plate IEDs. Civilian deaths and injuries caused by pro-Government forces caused 17 per cent of civilian casualties – 14 per cent from Afghan security forces, two per cent from international military forces, and one per cent from pro-Government armed groups. The report documents increased civilian casualties caused by pro-Government forces, including during ground engagements, aerial operations, and the activities of pro-Government armed groups. Civilian Deaths and Injuries by Parties to the Conflict: January to December 2015 Nicholas Haysom, Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA (right), and Danielle Bell, UNAMA Director of Human Rights, brief journalists at the press conference to launch the report. Photo: UNAMA/Fardin Waezi Civilian deaths and injuries by tactic and incident type: January to December 2015 “This report records yet another rise in the number of civilians hurt or killed. The harm done to civilians is totally unacceptable,” said Nicholas Haysom, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA), in a press release. The annual report, produced by the UNAMA in coordination with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office (OHCHR), shows that increased ground fighting in and around populated areas, along with suicide and other attacks in major cities, were the main causes of conflict-related civilian deaths and injuries in 2015. “We call on those inflicting this pain on the people of Afghanistan to take concrete action to protect civilians and put a stop to the killing and maiming of civilians in 2016,” stressed Mr. Haysom. UNAMA documented 11,002 civilian casualties (3,545 deaths and 7,457 injured) in 2015, exceeding the previous record levels of civilian casualties that occurred in 2014. The latest figures show an overall increase of four per cent during 2015 in total civilian casualties from the previous year. UNAMA began its systematic documentation of civilian casualties in 2009. At a press conference today in Kabul, Mr. Haysom told reporters that while the figures in themselves are “awful,” the statistics and percentages contained in the report do not really reflect the real horror of the phenomenon. In 2015, UNAMA documented a 37 per cent increase in women casualties and a 14 per cent increase in child casualties. “In 2015, the conflict caused extreme harm to the civilian population, with particularly appalling consequences for children. Unprecedented numbers of children were needlessly killed and injured last year – one in four casualties in 2015 was a child,” said Danielle Bell, UNAMA Director of Human Rights. “Other children suffered the loss of parents, and increasingly their mothers, sisters, and female role models – one in 10 casualties was a woman.” read more

Pauls OT Heroics Push Grizzlies To The Brink

L.A.’s Blake Griffin had 30 points.If there was a game that crystallized why it was such a big deal for the Los Angeles Clippers to acquire Chris Paul, Monday night was it. Having blown a 10-point lead in the final four minutes to the Memphis Grizzlies, Paul dazzled in overtime, scoring eight points in the five extra minutes to lead the Clippers to a 101-97 victory.It was a win that gave L.A. a 3-1 series advantage. How close has this series been? The Clippers’ three wins were by a combined six points.It looked in the fourth quarter that this one would not be that close. Los Angels led by 10 with four minutes to play. But Mike Connelly Jr. and Rudy Gay held the Grizzlies together, and they mounted a closing-quarter run that forced overtime when Paul turned the ball over on the last possession of the final period.But in overtime, Paul made amends. The Grizzlies inexplicably did not double team him to get the ball out of his hands, and Paul exploited the Clippers’ generosity. Going one-on-one, he created space for himself and capitalized with four baskets that proved the difference in OT.He finished with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Forward Blake Griffin had 30 before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Connelly Jr. had 25 points and Gay 23.The series goes back to Memphis for Game 5 on Wednesday. read more

Hachette No Joint Venture with Hearst

first_imgThrough the first six months, Elle has seen advertising pages fall 24 percent to 889.34, according to PIB figures. Ad pages at sister title Elle Décor dropped 29 percent through the same period.Last month, Hachette sold five titles—American Photo, Boating, Flying, Popular Photography and Sound & Vision—to enthusiast publisher Bonnier Corp. In addition to Elle and Elle Décor, Hachette publishes a number of other titles, including Car and Driver, Road & Track and Woman’s Day. Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. parent Lagardère Active today denied that it is talks with fellow magazine publisher Hearst Corp. over a joint venture or licensing agreement regarding the U.S. edition of Elle magazine.Citing an unnamed source, the New York Post reported today that Lagardére is in talks with Hearst Corp. about taking over Elle’s U.S. operations. Hearst most likely would publish Elle for Lagardére, the report said, similar to how it publishes Marie Claire for Paris-based owner Marie Claire Album.When contacted by FOLIO:, a Hearst spokesperson called the report “pure speculation.”last_img read more

Past Present Future Behind the Launch of Rodales Organic Life

first_img Carucci: Jim didn’t start until September, and with the first issue being May/June, it just didn’t seem to make sense to increase frequency in the first year because we had such a short runway. But down the road, increasing frequency is something we’re definitely looking at. Oseland: There’s such a genuine level of confidence from Rodale, from the folks who earnestly created this title and from our crack newsstand analytics team, that we’ve got a success in the making. All of us believe that the title we’ve created doesn’t exist, and it hasn’t existed before. The depth to which it covers its main topic pillars has never been attempted before in the organic and eco-friendly space. To our analysis, and to our gut instinct, there’s a huge potential market out there. Here, Folio: talks with the magazine’s editor-in-chief, James Oseland, and publisher, Ellen Carucci, about it’s connection to the past and some of the choices they’ve made in development. Folio: Why did you decide to keep the bimonthly frequency? Did you ever consider changing it? A lot of magazines want to jump into this green space, but because we pioneered organic in this country and because we have deep roots with J.I. Rodale, widely considered the father of this movement, we have the authenticity and the authority to launch this brand. That historical legacy is such an important part of our D.N.A.—we talk about it on every sales call. Folio: You’ve been branding Rodale’s Organic Life as a lifestyle brand, but the magazine has strong roots in the epicurean segment, and the first cover is reflective of those roots. Is this a lifestyle magazine or an epicurean one? Rodale’s Organic Life hit newsstands last week as one of this year’s most anticipated launches. The title, a reformulation of former flagship brand, Organic Gardening, is aiming at what it thinks is an underserved, eco-conscious audience, at a scale unprecedented in the segment. Folio: In developing Organic Life, how conscious have you been of maintaining a connection to Organic Gardening? Folio: You’re increasing the magazine’s newsstand draw pretty significantly, going from 15,000 to 200,000, at a time when all the stats point to a declining newsstand. Why are you going the opposite direction? … Folio: How many of your advertisers are coming over from Organic Gardening? Ellen Carucci: I think this is very much a lifestyle magazine because our four key content pillars are food, home, garden and wellbeing. The editorial hits on all of those points. While food may seem like a little more of an equal pillar than all the rest, at times, I’d say we’re definitely a lifestyle magazine. Carucci: From an advertising point of view, it’s very important that we keep that core mission of Organic Gardening front-and-center as we present Organic Life to the marketplace. Carucci: With the exception of one advertiser who decided they weren’t spending any money on print this year, we captured virtually all the previous advertisers. That’s one of the things I’m most proud of. Even some of our gardening equipment brands, brands we thought might be at risk, have actually increased their schedule. James Oseland: At the most essential level, the content that a reader would find in Organic Gardening is still very much in place in Rodale’s Organic Life. It’s formatted differently, it looks different, it might feel different on a visceral level, but fundamentally, all the same streams of information that a reader would find in Organic Gardening are there. We also have 18 new advertisers. [The magazine has 64 total advertisers in its first issue.]* Oseland: And we consider it in every editorial choice we make. Carucci: The fact that so many new retailers were embracing it gave us the confidence that there was so much hunger for this brand. In a time of consolidating newsstand sales, that so many new retailers were willing to put Organic Life on their shelves, was also a huge selling point for us going into the marketplace. And the idea of having so many opportunities for new consumers to sample this was just thrilling to us. *Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story stated that the magazine had 10 new advertisers.last_img read more

In Japan Subarus STI is about much more than the WRX

first_imgSTI S208The S208 is a limited-run, Japanese-market STI S-line model, and the progenitor to the new S209. The two cars certainly look similar, but a number of important differences set them apart. For starters, the S208 uses Subaru’s 2.0-liter EJ20 turbo-4 engine under its hood, while the S209 has the 2.5-liter EJ25 motor from the US-spec WRX STI. The S208 makes 324 horsepower and 319 pound-feet of torque, compared to the estimated 341 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of the S209. But the S208 is also 154 pounds lighter than the S209, so let’s call it a wash.In terms of power delivery, the two S-line models felt about the same when driven in close succession. The S208 delivers its peak torque at lower rpm, so it’s more eager to build speed coming out of a corner in third gear. That said, the S208 felt a lot stiffer when I’d clip the apex curb of Turn 1, and generally had a tougher time settling itself over the uphill bend at Turn 2. The S209’s wider track and sticker tires certainly made it more agile and better suited for high-speed cornering. But I’d be lying if I said I really noticed a huge delta between the two cars’ performance abilities after only a few laps of Fuji’s short course. 30 Photos Car Culture Performance Cars 2020 Subaru Outback first drive: Tech and trail mix Subaru Levorg STI Sport is one fast wagon 2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Just as good as before, only better Editors’ note: Travel costs related to this feature were covered by the manufacturer. This is common in the auto industry, as it’s far more economical to ship journalists to cars than to ship cars to journalists. While Roadshow accepts multi-day vehicle loans from manufacturers in order to provide scored editorial reviews, all scored vehicle reviews are completed on our turf and on our terms.The judgments and opinions of Roadshow’s editorial team are our own and we do not accept paid editorial content. BRZ STI SportOK, we kind of got the BRZ STI Sport in the US, it was just called the BRZ tS. Our BRZ tS has the huge Type RA-style wing and Sachs dampers, while the BRZ STI Sport wears a more civilized wing, and gets better Bilstein suspension hardware. The short-throw shifter for the six-speed manual transmission, flexible chassis V-braces, larger driveshaft, 18-inch wheels, better brake pads and other aero mods, meanwhile, are shared between the US- and Japanese-spec cars. Personally, I’m way more into the aesthetic of the BRZ STI Sport. The tS is a sweetheart and all, but that enormous wing, well, it’s just not my jam. Besides, the JDM car can be had in Cool Gray Khaki, which in addition to being the most appropriately Subaru-named color out there, looks rad as hell. (Subaru does offer this color on the 2019 BRZ, but only as part of the limited-edition Series Gray pack.)I’ve always loved the BRZ. It’s a momentum car — slow and steady but incredibly well balanced. It’s way more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow, and the BRZ is living proof of that ethos. Around Fuji’s short circuit, I could keep the 204-horsepower engine on boil in second and third gears and hardly touch the brakes. The short-throw stick was a joy to work, and the coupe’s great steering and playful chassis made for great fun around the half-mile track. It wasn’t the fastest STI I tested, but it’s arguably the most engaging. 14 Photos Subaru’s new STI S209 is an absolute hoot. But I’d be lying if I said driving a prototype of this upcoming, limited-edition sedan was the highlight of my recent trip to Japan.STI — Subaru Tecnica International — celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. Earlier this month, it threw a belated birthday party at the base of Mt. Fuji, with big wings and gold wheels as far as the eye could see. Subaru owners and enthusiasts from across Japan flocked to Fuji Speedway to celebrate all things STI, and the automaker even used the occasion to introduce its 2019 WRX STI race car that’ll compete in this year’s Nurburgring 24-hour race. (There were also cookies, just sayin’.) 27 Photos Share your voice Subaru BRZ STI Sport is the best kind of momentum car Levorg STI SportSTI Sport models are essentially the company’s entry-level offerings. Think of how BMW offers the M550i and the M5 — both are M-ified versions of the 5 Series sedan, but the former is an M Sport creation, while the latter is a full-bore M car. Subaru doesn’t offer any of these STI Sport packages in the US, but on its Japanese models, this treatment offers unique visual flair, as well as a handful of light performance upgrades.Now, let’s talk Levorg. The name itself is a portmanteau of the words “Legacy, “revolution” and “touring” — the former because the car shares its platform with the Legacy sedan, as well as the WRX and last-generation Impreza. Think of the Levorg as the WRX wagon you wish Subaru sold in the US. It uses the same FA20 turbocharged flat-four engine as the WRX, but makes 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque — gains of 28 and 37, respectively, over the US-spec sedan. The Levorg is about 3.5 inches longer than the WRX we get Stateside, and it’s only slightly heavier, trim for trim. It’s as enjoyable to drive as any other ‘Rex we get here. Even the continuously variable transmission isn’t a total buzzkill.The Levorg’s STI Sport pack adds model-specific Bilstein dampers, 18-inch Rays wheels and upgraded brake pads, but the rest of the car’s mechanicals are bone stock. A new front bumper, side skirts, rear spoiler and STI badges round out the exterior changes, and inside, the Sport gets special leather seats.Driving the Levorg on Fuji’s short circuit was a familiar experience, simply because I’ve spent lots of time driving US-spec WRX models in a spirited fashion. The upgraded dampers didn’t do much to quell body roll in corners, but the plentiful turbo power and well-behaved CVT (yes, really) meant the Levorg could shoot its way out of corners with little fuss. It’s as fun as any other WRX, just with more weight and usable space over its rump. Give it a six-speed manual transmission and I’d happily drive one every day. 34 Photos 20 Photoscenter_img 2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 Prototype: A love letter from Japan Bonus rally stageExciting as the STI models were to drive on track, I kept getting distracted by the very special guest sitting in the paddock: Subaru’s Impreza WRC98 rally car. It’s the car most famously piloted by the legendary Colin McRae, and the star of so many video games, not to mention posters on my bedroom wall as a teenager. It wasn’t just there for show, either. Following my laps behind the wheel of the production STI models, I hopped in the snug passenger seat of the WRC race car, while pro driver Toshihiro “Toshi” Arai gave me an absolute thrill ride around the short, paved track.Arai manhandled the WRC98 car like it was a toy. Left-foot braking and some handbrake pulls resulted in the rear end sliding around every corner, tires screaming and engine roaring as Arai slammed through gears with incredible speed and precision. Honestly, fun as it was to enjoy this rollercoaster ride ’round the track, I was more in awe of Arai’s ability to make beating the snot out of the Impreza look like a walk in the park. You could tell he absolutely loved that car.That’s exactly how I felt driving the other STI products: Imperfect as they might’ve been, every last one felt like a familiar old friend, brought a smile to my face. Refreshingly analog in their approach to performance, these Subarus are the sort of cars that you just want to beat the snot out of, over and over again.Here’s hoping STI never loses that spunk in its next 30 years. Post a comment More From Roadshow 2019 Subaru Ascent review 14 Photos 30 years of STI at Fuji Speedway Walking through the parking lots of Fuji Speedway provided a stark reminder that STI is far more than just an upper-crust trim level of the Subaru WRX. In Japan, STI has touched everything from Subaru’s R2 kei car to the Forester SUV, offering both bolt-on accessories and fully baked creations like the coveted S-line models, of which the S209 is the latest. WRX sedans and hatchbacks made up the majority of the cars on display, of course, but I couldn’t help but fawn over not-for-US models such as the Levorg wagon, or the coveted Legacy STI S204 that never graced US soil. Modded street racers with fart can exhausts mixed it up with impeccably clean, bone-stock cars. Every hot Subie you’ve ever heard of was on hand, against the backdrop of gray skies and a ring of clouds around Fuji-san.I could’ve spent all day walking the parking lots, poring over the details that set each STI-tuned Subie apart. But Subaru graciously provided a number of Japanese-spec STI cars for me to drive around the Speedway’s short circuit. The objective here wasn’t just to make me hella jealous that we never got these cars Stateside, but instead to show the breadth of STI’s wares.STI isn’t just about big-winged WRXes, y’all. 0 Tags The Subaru Impreza WRC98 race car hits Fuji Speedway Subaru Subaru WRX STI S208 is a Japan-only track special BMW Subarulast_img read more

How Important Is NAFTA For Texas Houston

first_img 00:00 /03:29 Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Edel HowlinFaisal Amin is the director of benchmarking and strategic research at Berkeley Research Group.The first Houston Latin American Business Forum on May 16 looks at the economic relationship between Houston, Texas and the United States with Latin American countries.The discussion will include concerns about the future of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, which President Donald Trump wants to renegotiate.For this week’s Bauer Business Focus, we spoke with Faisal Amin with the Berkeley Research Group, the main organizer of the forum.You can listen to the interview by clicking on the play button above. Sharelast_img

Art Is Coming To Houstons Freeways And Skies

first_img– / 4 X Known for its traffic, sprawl, and no-zoning, Houston is now putting art where its people are – on the freeways.The Sky Art project was started last year by the Houston First Corporation to give local artists the opportunity to design works that celebrate Houston, and to feature them on billboards.The idea came about through talks with Outfront Media, who suggested placing art on billboards that are not rented.“They said, ‘Why don’t we do something fun that promotes Houston and looks great, and makes people feel good while they’re on the road?’,” said Christine West, cultural programs manager at Houston First.Artists can submit any idea. It just has to feature the word ‘Houston’ in a creative way.“We’re such a diverse city, we’ve got so much wonderful local talent here, and so it’s just a fun opportunity to help say that it in an authentic and really unique way to people driving by, whether they’re from the city or visiting,” said West.Last year saw over 100 entries, with winning artwork placed in such locations as West Loop 610 near The Galleria and I-45 north of downtown.Selected artists will receive a $1,000 honorarium. West also sees the project as a great résumé builder.“It’s something a curator might find different on a CV of an artist.  Also, for any artist who might be interested in … applying for public art opportunities, this might be a doorway for them to experience what it’s like to work with another entity in that way … I think any opportunity for an artist to get their work out into the community, especially in a public way, is a great way to help them find exposure for more opportunities in the future.”She added with a laugh: “Also, it’s just fun to drive by and see it, or tell your friends, ‘Hey, check out my billboard!’.”West hopes the project might even inspire more creative commercial billboard designs in the future.Artists can apply for free for Sky Art 2019 here.  The deadline is January 31.Two to three entries will be selected and on display around the city, with locations to be determined starting this spring.Listen to the complete interview with Christine West below: To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:49 00:00 /08:30 Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Sharelast_img read more

The high price of being a nice woman Less salary

first_imgLadies, please take note. The nicer or more agreeable you are at work, the lower your salary is likely to be, says a study.Dominant, assertive women, who clearly express their expectations and do not retreat from their demands, are compensated better than their more accommodating female peers, the study found.“We found that women aren’t aware that more agreeable women are being punished for being nice,” said one of the researchers Michal Biron from the University of Haifa in Israel. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf“The nice women we polled in our study even believed they were earning more than they deserved,” Biron added.The same goes for dominant men versus their more conciliatory male counterparts, but even dominant women earn far less than their male colleagues, dominant or otherwise, the researchers said.The research, published in The European Journal of Work and Organisational Psychology, examined status inconsistencies between men and women through the lens of traditional male and female characteristics.For the purpose of their study, the researchers surveyed 375 men and women at a Dutch multinational electronics company with 1,390 employees.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe participants were selected at random from all 12 of the company departments.The researchers used both objective and subjective criteria for the study. For objective data, they analysed tenure, education and performance data relative to income and promotion statistics. “We found that women were consistently and objectively status-detracted, which means they invest more of themselves in their jobs than they receive and are compensated less than their male colleagues across the board,” Biron said.For subjective data, they examined how the individual perceived the fit between their education, experience and performance on the one hand, and their income and rank on the other.last_img read more

Two persons arrested for kidnapping youth

first_imgKolkata: Two persons have been arrested by the officers of Baguiati police station for allegedly abducting a youth and demanding ransom.Later, police came to know that the accused persons had some business relation with the victim. The duo has been produced before the Barasat Court and was remanded to police custody for three days. According to the police, on Tuesday morning, Shaikh Rafik Ali lodged a complaint at the Baguiati police station against an unknown person who called him on his mobile phone and stated that he has kidnapped his son Kawsar Ali. The unidentified caller demanded Rs 15 lakh in lieu of which Kawsar will be released, Rafik Ali said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAli informed the police that on Monday morning around 11 am, his son Kawsar, who deals in second hand cars, left home. But he did not return on his usual time. None of his family could reach him on his mobile phone. On Monday around 9:20 pm, Rafik Ali received a ransom call. Following his statement sleuths started tracking Kawsar’s mobile phone’s tower location. During Kawsar’s mobile phone’s call records scrutiny sleuths got hold of some mobile numbers. Also, tracking procedure showed that Kawsar’s mobile tower location matched with those mobile phone’s location till it was switched off. During investigation, sleuths came to know that Sariful Mondal, the prime suspect, whose name cropped up when the mobile numbers were scrutinised, had some business relation with Kawsar. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in statePolice came to know that Kawsar had borrowed money from Sariful. Police located Sariful through mobile phone’s tower location and nabbed him. After interrogating Sariful police arrested another accused person identified as Arun Mondal of Asoknagar and rescued Kawsar. A SUV was also seized which was used to abduct Kawsar. During preliminary interrogation, officers came to know that Kawsar was not returning Sariful’s money. Thus he hatched the plan to abduct him and recover the same. But it is not clear that how much money Kawsar had borrowed from him. Both the accused will be interrogated after during their police remand. Apart from that, Kawsar was also produced before the same court for recording of his judicial statement.last_img read more

WestJet announces fee increase on prereserved seats

first_img Posted by Travelweek Group Tuesday, May 23, 2017 CALGARY — Starting today, passengers will pay a bit more for pre-reserved seats (PRS) on select routes with WestJet.The airline has just announced a $5 increase on PRS from $20 to $25, effective as of May 23. The new fee only applies to regular seats.The following routes will be subject to the fee hike:Edmonton (YEG) – Maui (OGG)Calgary (YYC) – Maui (OGG)Edmonton (YEG) – Honolulu (HNL)Calgary (YYC) – Honolulu (HNL)Vancouver (YVR) – Maui (OGG)Vancouver (YVR) – Honolulu (HNL)Toronto (YYZ) – Aruba (AUA)Toronto (YYZ) – London Gatwick (LGW)Winnipeg (YWG) – London Gatwick (LGW)John’s (YYT) – London Gatwick (LGW)Edmonton (YEG) – London Gatwick (LGW)Vancouver (YVR) – London Gatwick (LGW)Calgary (YYC) – London Gatwick (LGW)For more information go to westjet.com/servicefees. << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Tags: Ancillary Fees, WestJet WestJet announces fee increase on pre-reserved seats Sharelast_img read more

Accidental president rides antiSarkozy wave

first_img Sponsored Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Affable, soft-spoken and witty, the president-elect has built his reputation as a manager and consensus-builder rather than as a visionary. He’s never held high government office, despite a 30-year career in French politics. An image makeover during the campaign _ slimming down and donning more fashionable suits and eyeglasses _ was a bid for greater presidential gravitas.A high point in this transformation came during the televised debate May 2. Hollande teed off on a presenter’s question about what kind of president he’d be, tipping back in his chair, folding his arms, and launching into a litany of points starting with the phrase: “As president of the Republic, I …”The gutsy performance was one of the most talked about moments of the rough-and-tumble debate, and went a long way to making Hollande look presidential in the eyes of the French.His girlfriend, Valerie Trierweiler, a well-dressed and impeccably coiffed political journalist, is also seen as an asset to the presidential ticket.Hollande promises to be a “normal” president, signaling a dramatic change of tone both at home and abroad for the French president after five years in which Sarkozy ruffled feathers with his aggressive, brash personality. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Top Stories Comments   Share   4 must play golf courses in Arizonacenter_img Associated PressPARIS (AP) – Just one year ago, the idea that Francois Hollande would become France’s next president would have been laughed at _ even by some of his political allies.Hollande had long been sidelined from France’s national affairs. Longtime friends and colleagues compared him to a jiggly pudding, or the captain of a pedal boat _ a way to suggest he had no political spine. He led the Socialist Party through 11 years _ years fraught with divisions and two consecutive presidential defeats. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family That was before the “Affaire DSK,” the New York sex scandal that engulfed Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the man France’s Socialists were counting on to be their champion in the election battle with incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.Now, Hollande will have to show the French, and the world, that he brings the talents of a statesman to the table, not just the fact that he’s not Sarkozy.Hollande, 57, won the presidency in a campaign that reflected his personality _ slow and steady. Like the tortoise in Aesop’s fable, he managed to overtake the hyperactive hare in front of him and win the race without ever igniting passions.And after a strong performance in his only debate with the tough-tongued Sarkozy, Hollande’s looking ready to slip right into his new role as head of state.“The change … starts now,” he said in his victory speech.After a bitter campaign and five years under the often-divisive Sarkozy, Hollande promised to be the “president of everyone” and not just those who voted for him.“There is just one France … one single nation, united in the same destiny,” Hollande said.He promised to reduce the budget deficit and preserve the French social model, and said youth and justice are his two top commitments. Sarkozy tried to turn this claim against Hollande, saying his “normality” was insufficient to take on the broad economic, political and social challenges facing France.A majority of French voters disagreed Sunday. Hollande will have five years to prove his win was no accident.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Patients with chronic pain give advice New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathslast_img read more

Brazil sees growth in tourism sector during the first 6 months of

first_imgThe tourism numbers in Brazil are up during the first half of 2018 with both inbound tourism and tourist spending showing the increase compared to last year, informed Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism.With an increase of 8% compared to the first six months of 2017, the number of foreign tourists by June reached 3.5 million.International tourist spending also came up 5.6% between January and June in 2018 compared to the same period last year, totalling USD 3.24 billion, compared to USD 3.06 billion in 2017.Brazil’s Minister of Tourism Vinicius Lummertz stated that the data emphasise tourism as a vector of the economy which has to be addressed.According to analysts, the second half of 2018 also shows a positive forecast with the addition of more international flights. LATAM airlines recently announced that they will be adding new direct flights to/from São Paulo and Las Vegas and Boston, and the existing routes will also see more flights added including those between São Paulo/Rio de Janeiro and Tel-Aviv, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, and Munich.“We need to open our country to visitors from other countries and thus bring in new foreign exchange to move the Brazilian economy. The tourism sector has much to contribute to the Brazilian economy and these numbers prove this. We made the right move but we still need to do more,” added the Minister.The tourism numbers are also expected to increase with the introduction of the new e-visa offered for visitors from the United States, Japan, Australia and Canada, who can now apply for visas to Brazil online and receive the visa in 72 hours after submitting the required documents. Since the launch of the new e-visa program, Canadian visa applications are up by 50% last year, U.S. applications are up by 45% and the Australian and Japanese visa applications are up 35% and 23% respectively.last_img read more

Report Finds Flaws in Analysis of RePerforming RMBS Deal

first_img Bayview Asset Management Fitch Ratings Risk RMBS S&P 2014-05-05 Tory Barringer Share Report Finds Flaws in Analysis of Re-Performing RMBS Deal in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Secondary Marketcenter_img May 5, 2014 454 Views Standard & Poor’s (S&P) may have made some missteps in evaluating the risk of a residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS) transaction that has now been postponed, Fitch Ratings says in a recent report.In a release issued Friday, Fitch says S&P relied on incomplete home value data for loans contained in the recently announced RMBS transaction to be issued by Bayview Asset Management.“Specifically,” Fitch said, “S&P elected to disregard the values derived from broker price opinions (BPOs) in lieu of original valuations adjusted for regional market value declines.”Including the BPO values, the ratings agency says the average loan-to-value ratio (LTV) of the transaction would be 145 percent compared to the 90 percent LTV S&P found in its own examination—putting the mortgages deeply underwater as opposed to simply under-equitied.Applying its own loss criteria for similar collateral, Fitch says the higher LTVs would result in a 20 percent increase in projected default probably and a 30 percent increase in projected loss severity.Fitch’s second look is particularly pertinent, considering the transaction—labeled “Bayview Opportunity Master Fund IIIa Trust 2014-9RPL”—was to be the first publicly rated RMBS sale involving formerly delinquent loans since last decade’s crisis.“Fitch believes that ignoring the BPO values dramatically increases the likelihood of underestimating potential loss severities and results in insufficient credit enhancement,” the firm said in its report. “Fitch has found that for distressed or re-performing loans, updated BPO valuations often indicate a value lower than an indexed property value due to some adverse selection of the properties.”The transaction, valued at $184.9 million, was postponed by Bayview following S&P’s request for more information about the mortgage pool.last_img read more

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2017 4:22 am Former state minister Manish Gupta receives his Rajya Sabha MP certificate in Kolkata on Friday. Secretary to the Legislative Assembly Jayanta Koley on Friday handed over the certificate to Gupta.Gupta’s term as member in the Upper House will continue till April 2020 Gupta was elected to the Rajya Sabha in order to fill up the vacancy created by the resignation of actor-turned-politician Mithun Chakraborty who had also been elected to the Rajya Sabha as a Trinamool Congress candidate Watch What Else Is Making News Mithun Chakraborty had been elected to the Rajya Sabha in April 2014 and had resigned from the Upper House on December 26 last year citing health reasons The actor-turned-politician whose alleged involvement in the Saradha chit fund scam made news in 2015 had attended the Upper House for only three days Trinamool Congress sources said Gupta’s election would strengthen the party at the national level For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 4 2017 4:45 pm Natalie Portman and husband Benjamin Millepied welcome their baby girl Amalia Related News The Oscar-winning 35-year-old actor Natalie Potman who was last seen on the silver screen playing the role of former First Lady Jackie Kennedy gave birth to a baby girl named Amalia on February 22 The statement by her representative to E News said “Natalie Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied welcomed a baby girl Amalia Millepied on February 22 Mother and baby are happy and healthy” Portman and French choreographer Benjamin Millepied married in 2012 They had worked together in the critically-acclaimed film Black Swan The couple is also parents to their 5-year-old son Aleph More from the world of Entertainment: The star made her baby bump debut in September at the Venice Film Festival while promoting her movies Planetarium and Jackie She was a part of Vanity Fair’s shoot where she was featured beautifully with her baby bump by photographer Annie Leibovitz She also wrote a piece for The New York Times’ T Magazine about how parenthood had changed her as a person She wrote “[Parenthood] made me much calmer under stress because there’s that weird parent thing you develop that when things get really bad your voice gets calm and your blood pressure slows and you can make everything okay again” Also read |Natalie Portman pays tribute to John Hurt Although she attended the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards while expecting Portman skipped the Oscars ceremony that was held recently even though she was nominated due to her delivery She was however seen reading mean tweets on screen as a part of ‘Mean tweets — Oscars Edition by Jimmy Kimmel live’ that was screened at the ceremony For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 11 2017 11:46 am Deepika Padukone has shot for a new ad and she is winning hearts with her million dollar smile in it Related News Deepika Padukone might be busy shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavati but there is nothing which can stop her from having a great experience at ‘shopping’ and ‘dining’ This we can say after watching her latest TVC for a bank where she is spreading charm with her heart warming smile Every frame of the video is oozing confidence and oomph as the Piku actor is seen flaunting her picture perfect body Don’t forget to notice her natural look with minimal makeup Deepika the brand ambassador of 18 brands recently shot for Axis bank’s new advertisement which has been filmed by New York-based director and photographer Dean Freeman The official Twitter handle of the bank shared the commercial featuring the Mastani of Bollywood on its Twitter handle From cosmetics airlines to mobile companies all major brands want her on its side Courtesy the popularity she has gained throughout the years with her stellar performance not only Bollywood but even Hollywood is vying for her Also she has made herself a sought-after face in the ad world too A whole new world of possibilities & indulgences is at your fingertips All you need is your Axis Bank Card It’s time to #ExperienceAxis pictwittercom/mNmUBDVJgn — Axis Bank (@AxisBank) July 3 2017 Deepika has been creating waves in the tinsel town for quite some time now After getting positive reviews for her Hollywood debut film xXx: Return Of Xander Cage she made headlines for being featured on Forbes’s List of highest paid female actors in the world The 31-year-old star will be seen in a Bollywood film after her last outing Bajirao Mastani which also happened to be an SLB directorial She has also signed an untitled project to be directed by Honey Trehan For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: September 17 2017 3:07 am Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Top News The technical and other employees of the operating theaters at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research have been asked to adhere to the dress code The dress code was decided by the PGI administration in a meeting held Friday which was attended by administration officials and representatives from OT Technical Staff Association Manoj Kumar general secretary of the association said the meeting was held to resolve the issue of some categories of employees at the operating theaters using the uniform meant for OT technical staff “The issue of colour code of dress for OT technical and other staff in OTs was discussed It was decided that as per the minutes of OTMC meeting held in October 2015 the color codes mentioned for various categories of staff working in operation theaters must be strictly implemented” reads the minutes of meeting “It was also decided that the sister in-charge of various operation theaters will keep sufficient staff of all color dressed accordingly” For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Krishna Vamsi | Hyderabad | Published: November 24 2016 5:25 pm Actor Vishal Top News It’s a double whammy for Vishal’s next action flick Okkadochadu Kaththi Sandai in Tamil as the movie has been further pushed to the next year to join the Sankranti race The actor took to Twitter to announce the change of plan and promised that the film is “worth the wait” “Ok it is final #KaththiSandai will be releasing for #PONGAL2017 Sorry for the delay But it’s going to be worth the wait @tamannaahspeaks @hiphoptamizha GB” Vishal said More from the world of Entertainment: The film which was first planned to be screened on November 18 was hit by the demonetisation drive and was pushed to December “Due to theongoing situation in the country Okkadochadu has been postponed We are planning to release the movie in December” producer G Hari had said last week However the consistent cash crunch forced the filmmakers to change the dates The producers are also not taking any risk as the movie was said to be made on a hefty budget The makers have said that songs and action sequences have been picturised very lavishly noting that the movie will be the “costliest movie in Vishal’s career” The movie reportedly had shot just a big chase sequence on a budget of Rs 15 crore While Vishal and Tamannaah Bhatia are playing the lead roles in the film the mass actioner also features Tollywood actor Jagapati Babu playing a baddie Okkadochadu has also roped in Sampath Raj Charan and Jaya Prakash in crucial roles For comic relief actors Brahmanandam and JP are included in the movie Hiphop Thamizh will be rendering music for Okkadochadu Meanwhile Okkadochadu joining the Sankranti race might again be a box office loss as many films casting big-ticket stars have already booked slots for January including Chiranjeevi’s Khaidi No 150 Balakrishna’s Gautamiputra Satakarni and Venkatesh’s Guru So it’s actually a worth to the wait to see how the movies will fare in both the industries For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Samarpita Das | New Delhi | Published: February 17 2017 7:13 pm Linkin Park is back with a new track ‘Heavy’ and for the first time ever the band is collaborating with Kiiara Top News The American alternative rock band Linkin Park is back with a new track ‘Heavy’ and for the first time ever the band is collaborating with Kiiara a rising pop singer well-known for her number ‘Gold’ ‘Heavy’ is Linkin Park’s first piece of new music since 2014 and it is already being considered as an anthem of sorts amongst followers The song seems like a great peek into the band’s seventh studio album ‘One More Light’ The group went Live on Facebook and spoke about the song and the album which is due on May 19 and was also a part of Q/A session with the fans Linkin Park’s Numb and In The End was every teenager’s favourite number The lyrics the music and even the visuals somehow managed to portray all the emotions we go through in life The more complicated our situation the more we listened to Linkin Park After all they did say ‘In the end it doesn’t even matter’ Watch: Heavy (Official Lyric Video) – Linkin Park (feat Kiiara) ‘Heavy’ seems to follow the thoughts of almost every millennial The lyrics are beautiful and somehow hits the right spot especially as Kiara sings “I am sure the World is out to get me / its not like I make the choice / to let my mind stay so f****** messy / I know I am not the centre of the universe” More from the world of Entertainment: The music video which was uploaded yesterday has already garnered 15 million views (and more) The song builds and drops constantly and it somehow goes beautifully well as you hear Kiara sing Also read:The Ghazi Attack movie review: India’s first underwater film drowns under itsweight All of us have at one point or another tried to hold onto something or the other – a job a loved one or even situations; and the heavy heart that we have at the end is sung out perfectly “If I just let go / I’d be free” is sure to be repeated by fans everywhere as they show their love for this number For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Markandey Katju | Published: August 8 2012 3:43 am Related News Hum agar rishwat nahin lenge to khayenge kya Josh Malihabadi Now that the Anna Hazare agitation has subsidedthe time has come for some rationalscientific analysis of the problem of corruption There is no doubt that there is rampant corruption in Indian society at almost every level In Western societytoothere is some corruptionbut it is only at a very high leveland it ordinarily does not affect the common man Corruption there takes such forms as multinational corporations giving bribes to top politiciansgenerals or bureaucrats of underdeveloped countries to get contractsetc But in North America you cannot offer a bribe to a policeman if he catches you violating some traffic rule If you attempt to do that it will be a secondmore seriousoffence Similarlyyou cannot bribe an income tax official or other officials there But in India corruption exists at every levelfor examplein registering a sale deedgetting mutation in revenue recordsgetting an FIR registeredgetting permission from a municipality to build a housetax mattersetc Everyone is harassed by corruption in Indiabut what is to be done about it Anna Hazares movementin my opinionwas only an emotional outburstbut serious problems cannot be addressed in that manner A scientific analysis of the problem is required I submit the following: firstcorruption is the normal feature of the transitional period when a society (such as Indias) is passing from a feudalagricultural stage to a modernindustrial stage Secondit is only when the transition is over and the country becomes a fully industrial societylike that in North America or Europethat things will get relatively stabilisedand corruption will be considerably reduced Thisin my opinionwill take about 15 to 20 years more in India This needs to be explained Feudalagricultural society is a relatively stable societywith everyone knowing his placewith stable social and ethical values In contrastwhen the process of industrialisation beginsthings become topsy-turvy In this transitional periodbefore the process of industrialisation is completetwo things happen Firstold (feudal) moral values disintegratebut a new moral code does not come into existence Secondprices start shooting upwhile incomes are broadly stagnant (or rise much slower than the price rise) For both these reasonscorruption becomes rampant To maintain ones lifestyle and to keep up with the Jonesesone must supplement ones regular incomeand this is only possible by corruption Since the old moral code has largely disintegrated there is little check on ones conscience to prohibit taking bribes I am not trying to justify corruption I am only presenting a scientific analysis to show that corruption is inevitable in a transitional society like India in which industrialisation has commencedbut is incomplete Historical facts support this conclusion For examplethere was rampant corruption in England in the 18th and early 19th centuries when industrialisation was going on but was not complete Sir Robert Walpolewho was the first prime minister of Great Britain (from 1721 to 1742)openly used to say that he can purchase any personincluding members of parliament John Wilkes and Junius attacked the corruption of the governments of the Duke of Grafton (1768-1770) and of his successorLord North Similarlyin America too there was a lot of corruption in the 19th century when the process of industrialisation was going on The administrations of Presidents GrantHardingetc were notoriously corrupt It is only when the process of industrialisation is broadly completed that society once again becomes relatively stable and corruption subsides A new ethical code has emergedand people in the West are relatively more honest in their dealings than people in underdeveloped countries Anyone who has been to the West and has interacted with people there can bear this out In view of this analysisI submit that corruption will continue in India for another 15-20 yearsbut will considerably disappear when the process of industrialisation is complete after this period The writera former judge of the Supreme Courtis chairman of the Press Council of India For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 27 2017 8:50 pm Amitabh Bachchan left the promotion midway to rush to the hospital Related News The Bollywood fraternity is mourning the loss of one of its brightest stars – Vinod Khanna The news had shocked everyone and actors directors and many other members of the Indian film industry took to Twitter and Instagram to post about their feelings and dealt with their grief Amitabh Bachchan one of Vinod Khanna contemporaries and a co-star in many films from the late 70s to early 80s was attending a promotional event for his upcoming release Sarkar 3 It was in the middle of this that Big B heard the news and the actor left everything midway and rushed to the hospital Fans of the duo who created magic together on screen in films such as Amar Akbar Anthony and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar do seem to find solace in this Strange coincidence Friends Vinod Khanna and Feroz Khan die the same day 27th April Khan sahab passed away 27th April 2009 Bangalore — Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 27 2017 On the other hand veteran actor Vinod Khanna also shared screen space with Feroz Khan in three films and was known to have been best of friends However Feroz Khan passed away eight years ago on this same date and he was also battling cancer While Vinod Khanna succumbed to bladder cancer on April 27 2017; his friend Feroz passed away eight years before on the same day after fighting lung cancer Rishi Kapoor in fact tweeted about this and said “Strange coincidence Friends Vinod Khanna and Feroz Khan die the same day 27th April Khan sahab passed away 27th April 2009 Bangalore (sic)” Also read |Vinod Khanna never let us know he was in pain co-star Sachin Khedekar remembers actor Sophie Choudry also took to Instagram to share a poster of the duo’s film Qurbani and wrote “Two legends who shared so many cinematic frames together & who now share the date they both moved to a higher place. We became friends and I told him all about me.Shimla. talaq, personally, a client congratulates Raman for having a talented son.spoiler?it ruined the FDPs chances of remaining part of the ruling coalition and brought issues like the abolition of the euroimmigration and the cost of subsidies to weaker economies to mainstream politics But the analogy stops there The antics of small parties in Germany that do not gain seats are confined to influencing policy Unlike Indiathis does not lead to governmental instability Electoral democracy in Germany is run without the benefit of the deployment of troopscorruptioncommunal hatred or terror Leaders face their electors directly and not through party spokesmen in a manner that is transparent and credible This is something Indias leaders and voters could take notice of The writer is professor of political science at the South Asia Institute of Heidelberg UniversityGermany For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News He had conceded that he met BJP president Amit Shah in Ahmedabad a few months ago and then during the Ganesh festival, His?

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