Manchester City star Leroy Sane shut down questions about Bayern Munich’s interest in him while on international duty with Germany and offered a cryptic response over where his future lies.Sane scored Germany’s final goal in Tuesday’s 8-0 Euro 2020 qualifying demolition of Estonia in Mainz, impressing throughout in attack.The winger had an indifferent season at club level with Premier League champions City, scoring a respectable 10 goals and making 10 assists, but only starting 21 matches, six fewer than the 2017-18 campaign. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Sane subsequently emerged as a primary target for Bayern, whose rebuild job will continue in the close-season after the departures of long-serving duo Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.Bayern president Uli Hoeness confirmed the club’s interest last month and CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said they are ready to open talks over a summer move, saying: “We’ll try it. But I can’t promise whether it will be a success”. Since then, however, Hoeness has bemoaned City’s “insane” valuation of the winger and Goal reported recently that the Premier League champions are trying to convince him to extend his contract, with two years to go on his current one.But Sane failed to commit to Pep Guardiola’s side post-match when asked about the Bayern speculation.He told reporters: “I’m going on holiday now. Everything else will be seen. That’s it with the questions about Bayern Munich.”While Sane has remained quiet on the rumours surrounding his future, his Germany team-mates have been happy to discuss it.Bayern Munich duo Serge Gnabry and Joshua Kimmich have said they would be happy to see Sane turn up at the Bavarian club, but his City co-star Ilkay Gundogan does not expect him to leave England just yet.Meanwhile, Julian Draxler says he is unsure what his fellow ex-Schalke star will decide, but admitted that the players have been teasing Sane about the speculation.On the other hand, former Germany and Bayern hero Lothar Matthaus is convinced that a move is on the cards, as he wrote in a column last month: “A player who, in my eyes, will enchant the Bayern fans next year is Leroy Sane. I am sure he will move to Munich.”
NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: Head Coach Lincoln Riley of Oklahoma Sooners during warm ups before the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma will open the 2018 season this Saturday. The Sooners will host Florida Atlantic and its quirky head coach Lane Kiffin.Oklahoma will also be breaking in a new starting quarterback in Kyler Murray. Murray has big shoes to fill in replacing Baker Mayfield, but he has the skill set to have a big season.While the Sooners are decidedly favored in this game, FAU is dangerous. The Owls had a huge season in 2017 and project to have a strong offense once again this fall.ESPN’s FPI has predicted its outcome for the game. Clearly, the computer model doesn’t think OU has much of a chance of losing.Oklahoma has a 95.3 percent chance of winning, per the FPI.Oklahoma and FAU will kick off at noon ET on Saturday.FOX will broadcast the game.
From The Bronx to Ibiza, The Martinez Brothers are Music’s New MaestrosFrom The Bronx to Ibiza, The Martinez Brothers are Music’s New Maestros
Whiskey vs Whisky: Is There Really a Difference? Editors’ Recommendations 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men Today we meet the internationally renowned DJ duo, The Martinez Brothers.Whats good peeps! We’re Steve & Chris Martinez AKA The Martinez Brothers. We’re Puerto Rican brothers born and raised in The Bronx, NY. Growing up in New York, we’ve been exposed to so many different waves of inspirations in music and fashion. We grew up playing music in our dad’s church and knew from the start that we wanted music to be our future.We’ve always been intrigued by DJs and were constantly listening to them on the radio with our parents. It was around this time our dad started to expose us to Disco, House and Techno music. We immediately began to make our own mixes.Growing up we were exposed to different styles of fashion wise, because swag was a must wherever you went. Especially if you wanted the girls. We always stayed on top of being fresh. Nike Air Force 1’s were at their peak, and 59 Fifty Hats by New Era were a must.Around 2006 we met our manger Shauna Slevin through our mentor Dennis Ferrer, since then we’ve drawn inspirations from our background to build on our music label/brand Cuttin Headz as well as apparel collaborations with New Era. We just released our second hat and bomber jacket with them this year, which sold out.Also, we were just signed to IMG Models, recently exclusively announced on Vogue. Super excited about all of these projects and the future. We’re just trying to combine the two worlds as much as possible because music and fashion for us blends so naturally.As for our personal style:Jeans:LevisShirts: Scooter LaforgePants: OFF White SweatsSuits: GivenchyShoes: Reebok Pump BattlegroundsAccessories: 5 Gold Chains, 2 Jesus Pendants, 3 Gold Bracelets, 1 Gold Name Ring, 1 Gold Nugget Ring, 1 Diamond RingOuterwear: Cuttin Headz Bomber Jacket, YSL Trench CoatFavorite cologne: Tom FordFavorite app: iMaschineFavorite piece of technology: 909 DrumkitNext style/gear purchase: Some more gold for sure -haha To Find Beauty In Yosemite, Just Whip Out Your (Honda) Passport Why Mental Health Matters (and Why It’s Time to Change Our Perspective)
Conservative MP supports national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous womenConservative MP supports national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women
APTN National NewsLast week, thousands of Canadians marched in solidarity with the sisters in spirit.At the Whitehorse vigil Yukon Conservative MP Ryan Leef announced his support for a national inquiry into the high numbers of Aboriginal murdered and missing women.He’s the first Conservative to do that.Leef joined APTN National News from Whitehorse.
Qatars energy minister says country is pulling out of OPECQatars energy minister says country is pulling out of OPEC
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The tiny, energy-rich Gulf Arab nation of Qatar says it will withdraw from OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, in January.Qatar’s Energy Minister Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada made the surprise announcement during a news conference in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Monday.Qatar is the world’s biggest exporter of liquid natural gas.Qatar, a country of 2.6 million people where citizens make up over 10 per cent of the population, discovered the offshore North Field in 1971, the same year it became independent.It took years for engineers to discover the field’s vast reserves, which shot Qatar to No. 3 in world rankings, behind Russia and Iran, with which it shares the North Field.The Associated Press
Buffett says issues with Boeing jet wont hold back aviationBuffett says issues with Boeing jet wont hold back aviation
GRAPEVINE, Texas — Investor Warren Buffett, who has major stakes in three airlines that operate the Boeing 737 Max, says safety issues with the jet won’t have a long-term effect on the aviation industry.The plane is grounded after two deadly crashes within five months. Boeing is upgrading flight-control software.“Obviously there’s a problem with this 737 Max, but Boeing, you can bet they’re staying up 24 hours a day to get it worked out,” Buffett said Thursday.The 88-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway praises the safety of flying, saying it’s almost impossible to believe how much it has improved during his lifetime.Berkshire Hathaway holds stakes in Delta, Southwest, United and American. All but Delta have Max jets. The firm had no Boeing shares as of Dec. 31.Buffett, who spoke at a benefit event in Grapevine, near Dallas, said Berkshire’s shares in Delta Air Lines accidentally went above his normal limit of a 10 per cent stake in a company this month when the airline borrowed money to buy back stock. Then he bought more shares, and now owns 10.4 per cent of the Atlanta-based carrier.Berkshire owns 9.9 per cent of Southwest, 9.7 per cent of American and 8.2 per cent of United. Buffett was once famously averse to investing in airlines. Many U.S. carriers went through bankruptcy in the 1990s and 2000s, but they are now solidly profitable, and there is speculation that Buffett, who began investing in them in 2016, might buy one.“The airline industry is a very, very competitive business, and it will always be a competitive business,” he said. “I don’t think it’s a suicidal business anymore, but it was for quite a while.”The Associated Press
UN refugee agency gearing up for international meeting on Iraqis forced toUN refugee agency gearing up for international meeting on Iraqis forced to
20 March 2007The humanitarian crisis facing millions of Iraqis who have been forced from their homes will be dealt with at an international meeting being convened by the United Nations refugee agency, which has invited 192 Governments, 65 international organizations and 60 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to the two-day event. “With displacement continuing at an estimated rate of up to 50,000 a month, the humanitarian needs are growing by the day and we need to do everything we can to try to get help to desperate people,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Ron Redmond told reporters in Geneva today.The 17-18 April ministerial-level meeting in Geneva “will examine the humanitarian dimensions of the displacement crisis, identify the enormous needs, and seek to forge a common international effort to address those needs, including through sharing the burden that’s now being borne by neighbouring States,” he said.Approximately 2 million Iraqis live in neighboring countries such as Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Turkey, and it has become ever more difficult for refugees to reach help in safety outside their homeland.Meanwhile 1.9 million are displaced within their country, “many in increasingly desperate conditions,” Mr. Redmond said. Many of them find their resources dwindling, and host communities are being strained by the influx of displaced people.The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, known as UNAMI, estimates that over 15 million Iraqis – including refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), those facing food insecurity, widows and the disabled – are considered extremely vulnerable.In Iraq, with a total population of 26 million, Mr. Redmond said that 4 million are dependent on food assistance, and only 60 per cent has access to the public food distribution system. Approximately 70 per cent of the population lacks access to adequate water supplies, while 80 per cent does not have effective sanitation. Almost a quarter of children are chronically malnourished, and the unemployment rate hovers at over 50 per cent.In January, UNHCR launched a $60 million appeal to allow the agency to continue providing humanitarian assistance in the region, and of this fund, a third is targeted at helping tens of thousands of the most vulnerable among the IDPs.“Providing that help is extremely difficult because of the dire security situation in much of the country,” Mr. Redmond said of the agency’s staff located in seven areas within Iraq working with almost 20 partners, most of whom are Iraqi.“Despite the many limitations and in the face of enormous needs, the work done by our staff inside Iraq has still managed to benefit tens of thousands of internally displaced people and the families and the communities caring for them,” he added. UNHCR’s work includes distributing shelter assistance and non-food aid items, as well as providing legal assistance to transfer and replace basic documents.
Security Council urges countries to contribute forces to protect UN in IraqSecurity Council urges countries to contribute forces to protect UN in Iraq
The Security Council today welcomed proposals by Secretary-General Kofi Annan regarding security arrangements for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)and urged Members States to contribute to the effort.The safety of UN personnel and premises has been a top issue surrounding the return of the United Nations to Iraq ever since two bomb attacks against the world body’s offices in Baghdad last year led to the eventual withdrawal of all international staff.The first blast on 19 August 2003 killed 22 people, including the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello, and wounded scores of others. A month later a second explosion near the premises killed a security guard and left 19 others injured.In a letter to the Council, the Secretary-General calls for international security staff, protection coordination officers, personal security details and guard units in addition to protection provided by the United States-led multinational force, which would be responsible for security throughout the country.Among their tasks, the different elements would be responsible for security at UN premises and access control to headquarters.The Council’s response came in the form of a letter approved during an open meeting. Mr. Annan’s spokesman said the exchange of letters between the Secretary-General and the Security Council was intended to provide a legal framework for this arrangement.Asked about progress in obtaining troops for the security elements, Fred Eckhard said there was nothing to announce yet. While there were reports that one country would provide assistance, there was nothing to confirm pending a final agreement, he added.Underscoring the dangerous situation in Iraq, the chief of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Carol Bellamy, yesterday said that the killing of dozens of children in Baghdad was an “unconscionable slaughter of innocents.”Ms. Bellamy said that it was obvious that no regard was shown for the presence of children at the site of the bombing. “The killing of children is a crime and a moral outrage,” she said, adding that Iraq is one of the most dangerous places in the world for children.
UN forces deploy across Liberian capital after rioters spark violenceUN forces deploy across Liberian capital after rioters spark violence
The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) issued a strong warning to rioters who attacked innocent civilians and burned houses of worship, business centres and residences in and around Monrovia.Jacques Paul Klein, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and UNMIL chief, ordered UN police and military troops to all affected areas and to react “with maximum force” to any violence directed against civilians and property. UNMIL’s Quick Response Force also fanned out in the capital, and nearly 90 people have been arrested.In a live announcement on UNMIL Radio, Mr. Klein said the Mission will enforce a curfew declared by Gyude Bryant, Chairman of the National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL), applicable to all residents of Monrovia. “Any unauthorized individuals seen outdoors during the curfew hours will be presumed to be trouble-makers,” Mr. Klein said.The envoy, who also sent out a video message for broadcast, called for an immediate end to the violence and said UNMIL would “firmly deal with any individuals or groups” that engaged in violence and wanton destruction of property.Mr. Klein issued a special appeal to elders and religious leaders to intervene immediately and join UNMIL in ending the violence. Religious leaders, who are widely credited with advocating an end to the war, were reported to be preparing a joint statement urging calm.Disturbances first began Thursday night in suburban areas of Monrovia and spread overnight to other places. UNMIL initially responded to the violence by deploying its civilian police and formed police units to disperse groups of looters. It later stepped up its response and used tear gas as the situation escalated and larger groups became involved.While the exact cause of the violence is unknown, the conflict reportedly started between market vendors in Paynesville, on the outskirts of Monrovia, where the mostly Muslim Mandingos have been trying to establish themselves, UNMIL spokesman James Boynton told the UN News Service.”The conflict arose between marketers and we believe that some of the criminal elements have leaped on board to take advantage of the situation,” he said, noting that Christian and Muslim religious leaders had reported that mosques and Jehovah’s Witnesses churches had been burned.
Each family of Manchester attack victims to receive £250000 from public donationEach family of Manchester attack victims to receive £250000 from public donation
She also said it is separate from compensation from the government’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. The chair of the fund said she is frustrated that the government has not yet pledged to cover the cost of administering the fund.This will be around 5 per cent of the total – around £450,000.She said: “We remain frustrated that the government has not yet agreed to fund the administration costs. We believe that the members of the public who generously donated to the We Love Manchester appeal want to see their money to directly to the victims”. The sum of the money goes to just one family member – the one named as next of kin – but Ms Murphy said exceptions can be made for special cases such as divorced parents of children who died in the attack.“The money is given as a gift so it’s up to them what they do with it,” she said.Those injured have also received money from the fund.57 people who spent seven or more nights in the hospital have received £60,000 each so far. 96 people who spent between one night and seven days in hospital have so far been given £3,500 each and some could receive more if they recovered quickly but had to return to hospital for further operations after the blast. Each family of those who died in the Manchester terror attack is to receive a quarter of a million pounds from the We Love Manchester Fund.The public donated to this fund to help those affected by the attack at an Ariana Grande concert which killed 22 and injured many others. Sue Murphy, chair of the fund and deputy leader of Manchester city council, told The Guardian that the next of kin of the victims will receive £250,000 each.She said they have already received the first £70,000 and should get the rest in the next few weeks. Ms Murphy said she had been assured by the Department of Work and Pensions that anyone who receives this money will not have their benefits cut. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Man accused of fatally shooting Campbellville youth charged with murderMan accused of fatally shooting Campbellville youth charged with murder
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDuo remanded for stealing over $25m in items from ‘Chicka D’October 9, 2017In “Court”“Short Boss” being hunted for murder of Timehri masonAugust 3, 2018In “Crime”‘Short Boss’ arrested over murder of Timehri youthAugust 17, 2018In “Court” A man who reportedly took the law into his own hands in August of 2016, when he allegedly shot and killed a man who was reportedly mistaken for a bandit, was on Monday slapped with a murder charge.Seon ClarkeMoses Singh, 59, of Sarah Johanna, East Bank Demerara (EBD) was not allowed to plead to the indictable charge which alleged that on August 20, 2016 at Pearl Village, EBD he murdered then 21-year-old Seon Clarke.The man had reportedly fled to the United States (US) where he has been living for the past two years and reportedly being treated for an illness.However, his attorney Latchmie Rahamat told the Chief Magistrate that her client was escorted by an alleged Immigration Officer to the airport where he was handed over to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) ranks.The police later revealed that they were unaware of the said immigration officer.Singh was flown back to Guyana where he was however arrested and charged with the murder of Clarke.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield revealed to the Court that his case file on the matter shows that the defendant flew back to Guyana on his own. Magistrate Ann McLennan however, called for an investigation into the reports.Singh was remanded to prison to return on May 17, 2018.Clarke of John Street, Campbellville was reportedly a victim of mistaken identity. He was reportedly shot and killed after it was reported that he and an accomplice attempted to rob a grocery shop.The shop owner reportedly alerted Police ranks that were in the area who pursued the men, who managed to escape.Clarke and his colleague were later apprehended by members of the community who spotted them on the Pearl Public Road.It was reported that during the process, Clarke was shot and a beating was inflicted by his colleague.The duo were handed over to the police, who rushed them to the Diamond Public Hospital, where Clarke was pronounced dead on arrival, whilst his accomplice was treated and sent away.However, the family members of Clarke revealed that he was a victim of mistaken identity after it was reported in the press that he had previous brushes with the law.Godfrey Clarke who spoke with the media following the incident had revealed that he was the dead man’s father.However Margaret Davis the grandmother of Clarke said that her grandson does not go by the alias “Cash Money” and had never had brushes with the law as was reported by the Police.She added that the name of Clarke’s father is Andre Clarke and not Godfrey Clarke as was reported in the press.The woman claimed that the information provided by the police was inaccurate, leading to Clarke being misidentified.As a result, Godfrey Clarke, believing it was his son who was fatally shot, told reporters that his son, who is also named Seon Clarke, had brushes with the law and was recently released from jail in relation to a simple larceny charge.
Judge varies earlier order which restricted media reporting of Ana Kriegel trialJudge varies earlier order which restricted media reporting of Ana Kriegel trial
Judge varies earlier order which restricted media reporting of Ana Kriegel trial The judge varied his order this evening. By Garreth MacNamee May 3rd 2019, 3:55 PM THE JUDGE IN the Ana Kriegel murder trial has varied an earlier order which barred the media from publishing any of the evidence relating to the trial until a verdict is reached.Mr Justice Paul McDermott made the initial order this afternoon but varied it this evening when he restricted the original order to one media publisher only. TheJournal.ie will continue to report from the trial each day. Two boys have pleaded not guilty to Ana’s murder. One of the boys has also been charged with aggravated sexual assault – a charge he also denies.The trial continues on Tuesday. Friday 3 May 2019, 3:55 PM Share4 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL No Comments 42,121 Views https://jrnl.ie/4618715
Quikr Shifts Base to Bangalore to Tap Available Technology Talent PoolQuikr Shifts Base to Bangalore to Tap Available Technology Talent Pool
QuikrQuikr websiteQuikr, the classifieds portal, said on Wednesday that it was relocating its headquarters to Bangalore from Mumbai to expand its technology team and grow its footprint.The founder and CEO, Pranay Chulet, said that the relocation to Bangalore would help grow their technology and product team faster, a move that would have taken 18-24 months in Mumbai, the financial capital.The six-year-old company is a part of the South African media conglomerate Naspers. The transition is expected to happen over the next six months. Quikr will, however, retain 600 of its 800 Mumbai employees in the city. The move to Bangalore would help it ramp up its staff strength from 150 to 600 members, with a significant addition to the technology team.The web-company joins a long list of players who have migrated to the tech and start-up hub from other parts of the country.Bangalore has welcomed many other technology companies making the transition to tap into its substantial software talent pool. The Garden City has benefitted from the start-up culture too. With its expanding plug and play capabilities, the software capital offers better business infrastructure.Other firms finding a business home in the city are – online booking firm Ola and FreeCharge, an online mobile recharge player. January 2015 will see Instamojo, a payment start-up, move operations to Bangalore, whose cofounder and CEO Sampad Swain admitted that the choice to go with Bangalore was prompted by the ready availability of engineers from older generation platform companies like Akamai and Yahoo! Instamojo aims to grow its engineering team from 10 to 50 in the next six to 12 months.”Talent from other cities are averse to move to Mumbai due to cost of living and quality of life,” said Kunal Shah, co-founder of FreeCharge.Ola moved in mid-2012 and has seen its base also become its biggest market in the country.Quikr’s Chulet said that the move was growth oriented and should not to be seen as a cost consolidation effort. This year the company has raised over Rs 900 crore from a list of investors that includes Tiger Global, Kinnevik, Matrix Partners India, Omidyar Network, Nokia Growth Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Warburg Pincus and eBay Inc.Market sources say that salaries in Bangalore are higher by 20-40% for top engineering talent. The new breed of start-ups has to compete with international players with deep pockets for suitable talent.
Govt leaves no stones unturned to ensure steady supply of fertilisers duringGovt leaves no stones unturned to ensure steady supply of fertilisers during
Kolkata: The state government is taking a proactive step to ensure that farmers in Birbhum do not face any trouble in getting fertilisers during the Kharif season, with Sainthia Rake Point remaining closed for the past three months.Fertilisers for distribution in Birbhum district reach Sainthia Rake Point, from where it is transported through roadways to distribution points in the entire district. But at present, the railway authorities are carrying out infrastructure development and maintenance work in the rake point, as a result of which it is remaining “temporarily closed” for the past three months. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAsish Banerjee, the state Agriculture minister, held a meeting in this connection with the concerned officials of his department and directed him to take necessary measures to ensure that farmers do not face any problem during the Kharif season.”Following the directions of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, we cannot allow any situation to arise that would lead to inconvenience of farmers. So, all necessary steps would be taken to ensure that there is no shortage in the supply of fertilisers in the district,” he said. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPIt may be mentioned that fertiliser is required in a huge quantity during the Kharif season that starts with the onset of monsoon and its demand would start going up in the next 15 days. Sources said that the state Agriculture department has planned distribution of around 7,300 MT urea in Birbhum in July itself.As per the present stock of fertilisers in the district, there is nothing to worry. But the state Agriculture department does not want to take any chance and would be speaking to the railway authorities to urge completion of the infrastructure development and maintenance work as early as possible. An official in the state secretariat said railway authorities had informed that the Sainthia Rake Point would remain closed for two months from April 5 onward.”But now it has been almost three months. So, we would be urging the railway authorities, if needed, to resume functioning of the rake point as early as possible and to carry out the maintenance work once again after the Kharif season is over,” the official said.When contacted, an Eastern Railway spokesperson said: “We will look into the matter.”At the same time, the Agriculture department’s officials are also coordinating with officials of the authority that provides fertilisers. Keeping an alternative way out ready to ensure that farmers do not face any problem, a suggestion of sending fertilisers for Birbhum district from Kasimbazar Rake Point in Murshidabad has also come up.
Cancun, Q.R. — With the new direct flights from Turkey to the Cancun International Airport, the municipality’s tourism head says that a Turkish consulate could be a next step. “Now that we have that flight from Turkey, there may be a need to be considering a Turkish consulate” he said. He says that having country-specific consulates provides greater security for international tourists. The director of tourism of Benito Juárez, Francisco Lopez Reyes, talked about the possibility of opening Turkish Consulate in Cancun. He says that with the success of the new direct flights, it may be necessary, at some point, to open a consulate for Turkish travelers. Lopez Reyes added that over the coming months, they will collect data on the number of Turkish tourists that arrive in Cancun and present the information to the Turkish ambassador in Mexico City.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
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Spring Brings Uptick in Home Sales But Inventory Remains LowSpring Brings Uptick in Home Sales But Inventory Remains Low
Share April 21, 2014 460 Views Following weak home sales during the first two months of the year resulting from extreme winter weather, March sales picked up 24.6 percent across the 52 metros measured in the RE/MAX National Housing Report. However, despite the significant increase, March sales are 10.1 percent below their year-ago level.With sales rebounding just in time for spring homebuying season, the market continues to demonstrate its persistent trends of rising prices and low inventory.“A low supply of homes for sale continues to characterize today’s market,” RE/MAX reported. Housing inventory is down 0.2 percent over the month and 5.9 percent over the year.Current inventory stands at 4.1 months’ supply. A six months’ supply indicates a balanced market.As a result of low inventory, homes continue to fly off the market rather quickly. For the past 22 months, the average home sold was listed for sale for fewer than 90 days. In March, the average home sold spent 77 days on the market.Meager inventory has helped push prices ever higher. The median sales price in March was $186,941, according to RE/MAX, demonstrating a 3.6 percent increase over the month and an 8.8 percent increase from last year. March marks the 26th consecutive month of home price increases, according to RE/MAX data.Forty-one of the 52 metros observed in RE/MAX’s report recorded annual price increases in March.“Clearly, unexpected winter storms resulted in a slow start for housing this year, but the strong rebound in March sales could build momentum for spring and summer,” said RE/MAX CEO Margaret Kelly. Home Prices Home Sales Housing Supply RE/MAX 2014-04-21 Krista Franks Brock in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Market Studies, News Spring Brings Uptick in Home Sales, But Inventory Remains Low
September 14, 2016 617 Views The country remains as divided as it has ever been on two of the most polarizing presidential candidates in history as the election is less than two months out. So perhaps it is not surprising that the two major political parties are equally divided on proposed legislation to roll back what the Obama Administration sees as one of its greatest achievements, the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010.House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) introduced H.R. 5983, commonly known as the Financial CHOICE Act (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs) in June 2016, on the eve of Dodd-Frank’s sixth birthday, as an alternative to the highly controversial Wall Street Reform legislation. Among the CHOICE Act’s key proposals are giving banks the option for relief from certain regulations if they meet a certain capital threshold; eliminating the government’s power to designate firms as “systemically important”; and wholesale reforms to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that include removing the Bureau’s director and replacing him with a five-member bipartisan commission.The Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee tout the CHOICE Act as promoting “growth for all, bailouts for none.”“If we want strong economic growth and more freedom, we must empower Americans, not Washington bureaucrats. We must offer all Americans greater opportunities to raise their standard of living and achieve financial independence. In a phrase, we need economic growth for all and bank bailouts for none. This is the foundation of the Republican plan to reignite growth by replacing Dodd-Frank with real reforms that work,” Hensarling said.In the last few months, Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee have derided the proposal, repeatedly referring to it as the “Wrong CHOICE Act.”Earlier this week in a Committee markup, the CHOICE Act passed by a 30-26 voice vote almost completely among party lines. Every Democrat on the Committee who voted on the CHOICE Act (Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Alabama, was the only Democrat who did not vote) voted against it. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Democrats were steadfastly unwilling to compromise their position, offering not one single amendment to the proposal during the markup.“Mr. Chairman, this bill is so bad that it simply cannot be fixed. This markup is not a serious attempt to move thoughtful legislation, evidenced by the fact that we only had one hearing on one portion of the bill. It’s clear that this is a rushed, partisan messaging tool, though why anyone would want to push legislation to deregulate Wall Street at a time like this is beyond me,” Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-California) said during the markup. “So let’s not waste any more time on this. Democrats will not offer any amendments, and we move to dispense with this political theater.”Every Committee Republican who voted (three did not vote), with one exception, voted in favor of the CHOICE Act. The lone Committee Republican who voted against it in the markup was Bruce Poliquin (D-Maine). Poliquin’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on his vote.The Wall Street Journal reported that the CHOICE Act is likely to pass in a full House vote, but is not expected to gain traction in the Senate. Even if it does, President Obama has vowed to veto any attempt to roll back Dodd-Frank, which his Administration views as one of its greatest triumphs. Share Dodd-Frank Financial CHOICE Act House Financial Services Committee 2016-09-14 Seth Welborn CHOICE Act Sharply Divides Parties in Congress in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News
Flybes luggage rules explained and how to maximise your cabin baggage allowanceFlybes luggage rules explained and how to maximise your cabin baggage allowance
ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Flybe hold luggage allowance: size, weight and fees Flybe cabin bag sizeFlybe hand luggage weight allowanceNumber of bags allowed onboardCost to check in oversized hand luggage More hacks for finding cheap flights, packing like a pro and making air travel easier: 7. Pack it in your pocket, not your bagWearable luggage is beyond the days of lumpy jackets that only come in XXL. Now, you can purchase svelte jackets (for both women and men) that allow you to carry a number of personal items – even laptops, tablets and purses. By carrying them on your body, you avoid putting the weight into your bag. Just be prepared to empty your pockets at security.We’ve tested six of the best pieces of wearable luggage on the market. 8. Shop around for flights with another airlineIf you’re trying to squeeze those extra wardrobe choices in then you might like to know that easyJet don’t have weight restrictions for cabin baggage on their flights. But Flybe isn’t too bad though: Wizzair charge for anything more than a laptop bag. Here’s the full guide to the luggage restrictions on board airlines operating low-cost European flights. Flybe hold baggage sizeFlybe hold luggage weight allowanceNumber of hold bags allowedCost of Flybe hold luggage ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepartReturnCabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Note: Weight, size and hand luggage fees may vary if you are travelling with Stobart Air or Logan Air – both airlines operate regional flights under Flybe.8 way to make sure you’re within Flybe’s luggage allowances and avoid baggage fees:1. Buy a cabin bag that fits Flybe’s restrictionsIt sounds simple, but there’s a bewildering array of cabin bags on sale these days – pick the right one and you’ll save on carrying a heavy bag, money and stress. Most luggage and department stores, as well as online shops, carry cabin-friendly bags. 2. Invest in a portable luggage scaleA what? Yes, a portable luggage scale. These weigh less than 300g, but will save you a world of stress. You can easily buy them online and they’ll fit into your bag (or just a drawer at home). They don’t sound like they’re an essential, but they dramatically decrease the last minute panic before the airport run – no more packing and unpacking, weigh your luggage and avoid the hassle.3. Go back to schoolWhen students pay for 20kg of luggage with Flybe, they’re given 20kg extra free – that means you can take up to 40kg of luggage on board Flybe flights! Just make sure you produce your student ID when you go to check-in.4. Check your bag inAdmitting defeat and checking your bag in will be much cheaper than paying the £50 fee (checking in your bag only costs £15 when you add it online), and you avoid the stress of juggling a heavy bag on your conscience before the flight. Be realistic: if you’re anxious about whether your bag is too heavy, it probably is. 5. Pack smartWhat do you really need for that weekend away? Bring it back to basics. Pack your essentials (money, passport, phone and charger) into a small bag, then plan out your outfits, toiletries and technology for the next few days. If you’re a real organisational freak, you’ll love packing cubes. Our essential packing list is perfect for ticking off those items whilst you pack your new case. We’ve also got 16 top packing tips to keep your packing minimal.6. Consider upgrading your ticketWhen you book a seat with Flybe, you have three options: Just Fly, Get More and All In. Just Fly includes the details from the table above. Get More includes one item of hold luggage weighing 20kg. With All In, you get two extra pieces of hold luggage, each weighing 20kg. Get More and All In are marginally more expensive, but each have extra benefits beyond baggage. With Get More, you can choose your seat for no extra fee, you have flexibility to change your flight on the day, and extra Avios Points. On an All In ticket, you get all of the above, as well as food and drink on board, Executive Lounge Access and Fast Track boarding. RelatedWizz Air luggage rules explained and how to maximise your cabin baggage allowanceWhat size cabin bag can you bring on board? How much does it cost to check a bag in? Find all of the answers you need about Wizz Air baggage allowances in our handy table and pick up some tips on how to avoid unexpected luggage fees…easyJet cabin luggage explained and how to maximise your hand baggage allowanceDon’t get caught out by easyJet hand luggage allowances; here are the latest baggage restrictions, plus a few tips on how to avoid paying cabin bag fees:Eurowings baggage restrictions explained and how to maximise your hand luggage allowanceWondering how much cabin luggage you can take with you on a Eurowings flight? How about their excess baggage fees? Here’s our guide to Eurowings’s luggage restrictions, including details on weight, size and fees, so you know which ticket to book and how to get the biggest baggage allowance for… 55x35x20cm including handles and wheels10kg maximum weightOne regular cabin bag and one small handbag or laptop bag£50 at the departure gate Complete guides to baggage rules and restrictions for the UK’s biggest airlines, including easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways and Jet2.7 secrets of finding the best low cost flightsDid you know the cheapest flights are available seven weeks in advance? Six more secrets like this right this way…The best cabin bags: reviewed by SkyscannerSee the bags the Skyscanner team use when they fly, then invest in your own. The only question is: backpack, or wheelie?20 money saving tips and tricks for travelOur best tips for keeping costs low when you book your flight, when you travel and when you arrive in your destination!Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.Information correct as of 12th August 2018, obtained from https://www.flybe.com/baggage. Please always check the latest guidance at https://www.flybe.com/baggage before booking a trip Flybe hand luggage allowance: size, weight and fees No restrictions on size23kg per item1 item per passengerBaggage costs vary from £19-£48 depending on size and route
Rep Hughes appointed to workgroup on Michigan tradeRep Hughes appointed to workgroup on Michigan trade
13May Rep. Hughes appointed to workgroup on Michigan trade Lawmaker will focus on increasing port trafficState Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, will serve on a bipartisan workgroup dedicated to the growth and improvement of Michigan’s export traffic. Rep. Hughes was appointed to the panel by Rep. Joseph Graves, chair of the House Committee on Commerce and Trade.“I am honored and thankful to be serving on Rep. Graves’ workgroup,” Rep. Hughes said. “This is a great opportunity to be able to highlight Muskegon’s deep water port and held to find ways to bring more economic activity to our area.”“We have the ability to revamp and re-energize the way we export to significantly improve Michigan’s economy and make a substantial impact on our respective districts by boosting local port traffic and future sustainability.”The Port of Muskegon, the only natural deep-water port on the west side of our state, joined the American Great Lakes Port Association one year ago and was the first port to represent West Michigan.“Doors are open for business here in Muskegon, and we have the opportunity to develop this port into a focal point of economic prosperity for our local community, and others throughout the state,” Rep. Hughes said.Rep. Graves appointed only three lawmakers to the task force. State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, and Rep. Wendell Byrd, D-Detroit, will be working with Rep. Hughes on the task force.### Categories: Featured news,Hughes News,News Tags: #SB