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IPL 2018 may see mid-season player transfers: Report

first_img LIVE Cricket Score IND vs NZ WTC Final: India VS New Zealand Live score, ball by ball coverage, Virat Kohli starts Day 3: Follow… ENG-W vs IND-W: England captain Heather Knight lauds one-off Test as ‘great advert’ for women’s cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter ICC WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when he plans to retire from cricket Cricket Previous articleATP Finals complete record-breaking attendanceNext articleAlibaba Cloud presenting partner for FIFA Club World Cup Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Good news, rain unlikely throughout Day 3 as India look to take charge against New Zealand Cricket Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteabley|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsored India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life Cricket TAGSIndian Premier LeagueIPLIPL Governing CouncilIPL player transfer SHARE by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarly24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftMid Day has reported a BCCI source as saying that the unprecedented feature will benefit the players and the franchisees.  “The idea was discussed in the meeting and all owners and team representatives seemed convinced about it. The modalities will be worked out as soon as the IPL body accepts the proposal,” the source is quoted as saying, “There have been instances where a player gets only a few games and that too towards the business end of the tournament or warms the bench throughout the season. A team buys a certain player in the auction but later finds it difficult to accommodate him in the playing XI due to their combination or team balance. This proposal is a win-win situation for players and teams.”The proposal reportedly recommends that any player who does not figure in the playing eleven of his club for the first seven games of the season qualifies for the mid-season, inter-club transfer. A decision on the same, however, will be taken at a later date during the next IPL Governing Council meeting.There have been instances when the top stars have been confined to the team dugouts as they did not fit in the scheme of things for a balanced playing eleven. Cricket Latest Sports News Cricket Facebook Twitter ICC WTC Final Weather Prediction Today: ‘It’s cloudy but no rain,’ Dinesh Karthik shares weather update ahead of Day 3 IPL 2018 may see mid-season player transfers: Report Tokyo Olympics: Organisers mulls to allow 20,000 fans for Tokyo 2020 Opening ceremony Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane ready to battle Kiwi bowlers, follow IND-NZ Day 3 Live Updates Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father Cricket Inter club player transfers during the Indian Premier League season may become the most vital feature in the history of the 10-year-old cricket league.The franchisees have reportedly agreed during their latest meeting, to the player(s) picked by one team in the auction be acquired by another team during the mid-season transfer window. The idea discussed at the meeting will go to the IPL Governing Council for approval. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has not officially confirmed the news. By Kunal Dhyani – November 23, 2017 CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 LIVE: How to watch West Indies v South Africa LIVE Streaming in your country, Indialast_img read more

Britain’s earliest Christians reburied

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA June 27, 2016 at 4:25 pm It is inaccurate to call these remains “Britain’s earliest Christians.” There were Christians in Roman Britain, hundreds of years before Aidan’s mission. (St. Alban, for one, martyred sometime in the third or possibly early fourth century.) These would be early Anglo-Saxon or Northumbrian Christians. 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Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME By Gavin DrakePosted Jun 27, 2016 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 St. Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh, founded by the saint whose name it bears, is the new burial site of 110 Anglo-Saxon Christian converts who may well have heard the saint preach.Photo: Christine Matthews[Anglican Communion News Service] The remains of what is said to be some of Britain’s earliest converts to Christianity, which were excavated from sand dunes near Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland between 1998 and 2007, have been re-interred in the crypt of St Aidan’s Church after the completion of a research project led by Durham University and the Bamburgh Heritage Trust.Some 110 sets of remains were excavated from the Bowl Hole – a known Christian burial site. The re-burial at Saint Aidan’s Church is said to be particularly poignant because the remains have been dated as being from between AD 650 to AD 700 – meaning they would probably have known Saint Aidan and heard him preach.The Anglo-Saxon saint went to Bamburgh from the holy island of Iona at the request of King Oswald, who wanted his new kingdom of Northumbria evangelized. Saint Aidan’s Church traces its foundation to this time; although no trace of the original wooden church remains except – possibly – for a wooden beam that hangs above the font.Tradition suggests that this beam supported an awning, under which St Aidan died. A simple shrine marks the spot where this happened. The present church building dates back to the end of the 12th century. It is seen as the mother-church of the modern-day Diocese of Newcastle and central to the foundation of Christianity in England.The June 26 reinterment service saw the remains, in zinc-lined boxes, placed in a new ossuary in the church’s crypt during a service which included a reading and a prayer in Old English.“It is incredibly fitting and moving that the final resting place for the skeletons is in the crypt of St. Aidan’s Church,” Jessica Turner, of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership, told BBC News. “It is tantalizing to think the some of these people could have actually heard St. Aidan preach on the same site as we know he founded his church here in 635 AD.” Submit an Event Listing Britain’s earliest Christians reburied TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Julianne E. Ture says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Anglican Communion last_img read more

Episcopales de todo el país responden al impacto del cierre…

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jan 15, 2019 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopales de todo el país responden al impacto del cierre federal Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA [Episcopal News Service] Mientras los efectos del cierre más largo del gobierno federal se replican a través del país, muchos episcopales sienten por igual la necesidad económica mientras otros tratan de ayudar a sus prójimos a hacerle frente.“Entiendo lo que está en juego. Entiendo que es más grande que mi mero salario”, dijo el episcopal Christopher Dwyer, veterano que trabaja para el Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano, a Lester Holt de NBC News el 10 de enero.Dwyer, que es miembro de la  iglesia de Cristo [Christ Church] en Bloomfield Glen Ridge y seminarista de la Escuela Teológica de Drew en Madison, Nueva Jersey, le dijo a Holt que él pronto tendría que encontrar otro trabajo, afirmando que su seguro de desempleo finalmente se acabará. (Si bien las reglas varían de un estado a otro, los beneficios de desempleo por lo general pagan un porcentaje del salario del beneficiario y los empleados federales se dice que tendrán que reembolsar sus beneficios si reciben pagos retroactivos).De aplazamiento de matrículas escolares a leña gratuita y grupos de apoyo para [combatir] la ansiedad, las respuestas recorren toda la gama en los barrios de Washington, D.C., las reservas nativoamericanas y las comunidades costeras.Las reservas están entre las más afectadas debido a su dependencia de toda clase de ayuda federal. Esa dependencia quedó consagrada hace siglos en tratados entre las tribus y el gobierno de EE.UU., en los cuales las tribus cedieron enormes territorios a cambio de muchas garantías, incluido dinero para servicios como atención sanitaria y educación.  La Oficina de Asuntos Indios ofrece esos servicios, ya sea directamente o a través de subvenciones a 567 tribus reconocidas federalmente. Es decir, aproximadamente 1,9 millones de indios americanos y de nativos alasqueños se ven afectados.Rodney Bordeaux, presidente de la tribu de los Sioux Rosebud  ha dicho que el 74 por ciento de los ingresos del presupuesto de la tribu es dinero federal. Bordeaux y otros líderes tribales se proponen ir a Washington esta semana para reunirse con legisladores.La Rda. Lauren R. Stanley, presbítera superintendente de la misión episcopal Rosebud (Oeste) in Dakota del Sur, y el Rdo. John Floberg, sacerdote a cargo de la parte de Dakota del Norte en la misión episcopal de Standing Rock, le dijeron a Episcopal News Service  que los gobiernos tribales están considerando cerrar parte de sus operaciones por carecer del dinero de las subvenciones federales.Stanley dijo que está recibiendo llamadas en que le piden ayuda para pagar facturas de electricidad y gas propano. La cooperativa eléctrica está colaborando con los trabajadores federales suspendidos temporalmente, pero otros residentes de la reserva se están desesperando, señaló ella. Es ahí donde interviene el programa  “Leña para los Mayores”de la misión. Stanley dijo que las temperaturas en Dakota del Sur han estado “bien”; a 3º.C en la tarde del 14 de enero, pero hay pronóstico de nieve para el 18 de enero y se espera una temperatura máxima de -8º.C.  Stanley explicó que el programa está proporcionándole leña no sólo a los miembros más viejos de la tribu, sino a cualquier familia afectada por el cierre [del gobierno] y a los trabajadores suspendidos.Las personas están preocupadas por el Programa Asistencial de Nutrición Suplementaria del Departamento de Agricultura de EE.UU., SNAP o EBT como se le conoce en la Reserva Rosebud. Los beneficios de enero estaban disponibles el 10 de enero, y se anunció que el dinero de febrero será depositado en las cuentas de las personas el 20 de enero. Stanley dijo que ella teme que algunas personas no podrán presupuestar ese dinero para que les dure hasta fines de febrero.Si bien el Departamento de Agricultura (USDA por su sigla en inglés) ha dicho que su Programa Suplementario de Alimentos hará las entregas planeadas en febrero, Stanley dijo que muchos alimentos no están llegando y que los beneficiarios están recibiendo cheques de emergencia para redimirlos cuando lleguen.“La misión episcopal Rosebud está comprometida a ayudar a los más necesitados”, dijo Stanley a ENS.Y personas a través del país han estado preguntándole cómo pueden ayudar, ofreciendo donaciones de bienes materiales, dinero y tarjetas de regalo. Stanley le dice a la gente que el dinero y las tarjetas de regalo son mejores porque cada familia tiene diferentes necesidades.El cierre parcial del gobierno entró en su 24º. día el 14 de enero, convirtiéndose en el más largo en la historia de EE.UU., mientras el Congreso y el presidente Donald Trump siguen enfrentados por su demanda de miles de millones de dólares para la construcción de un muro en la frontera sur. En este día que sienta récord, Trump rechazó una sugerencia de que permitiera que el gobierno reabriera temporalmente mientras continuaban las negociaciones en torno a la seguridad en la frontera.Alrededor de 800.000 empleados federales, más de la mitad de los cuales aún continuaba trabajando, no habían recibido paga el 11 de enero. El Congreso le ha enviado a Trump un proyecto de ley para darle a esos trabajadores paga retroactiva  una vez que el cierre concluya. El Presidente ha dicho que la firmaría.Tales promesas, sin embargo, no ayudan al flujo de efectivo de los trabajadores afectados, de ahí que los episcopales intervengan. Por ejemplo, la escuela diurna episcopal de San Patricio, [St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School] en Washington, D.C., le dijo a los padres el 7 de enero, el día que la escuela reanudó clases luego de las vacaciones de Navidad, que los padres que fueran empleados o contratistas federales y tuvieran dificultades para pagar matrícula y costes pueden diferir esos pagos sin cargos adicionales. Tendrán que estructurar un plan de reembolso más adelante.El director de la escuela,  Peter A. Barrett, le dijo a ENS el 14 de enero que muchas escuelas episcopales no hay duda de que se encuentran en situaciones semejantes, especialmente en el área de Washington.Para algunos empleados federales, las necesidades son más básicas. En la Despensa del Señor [Lord’s Pantry] un ministerio de la iglesia episcopal de San Jacobo [St. James Episcopal Church] en New London, Connecticut, Eleanor Godfrey le dijo a un noticiero de televisión local que la despensa está a la espera de ayudar.“Este es probablemente el mejor lugar para venir a obtener alimentos. Ciertamente espero que las personas que se vean afectadas por el cierre no tengan pena [en venir] porque en San Jacobo estamos aquí para ustedes y queremos que vengan”, dijo Godfrey, la directora de la despensa.Más de 7.000 empleados federales  trabajan en Connecticut y el gobierno federal es un importante empleador en la parte sureste del estado donde se encuentra New London sobre el estrecho de Long Island. New London es la sede de la Academia de la Guardia Costera. Los empleados de la Guardia Costera han quedado sin paga porque son parte del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional, uno de los departamentos afectados por el cierre parcial.La despensa también está propagando la voz a través de las redes sociales.El comedor de beneficencia comunitario de la iglesia episcopal de Cristo  [Christ Church] en New Haven, Connecticut, está diciéndole a los trabajadores que han quedado sin paga que son bienvenidos. “San Pablo nos dice en la Escritura que el obrero merece su salario. Y esperamos que el gobierno reabra y les paguen a los obreros que están trabajando”, dijo el Rdo. Stephen Holton a una estación local de televisión de NBC. “Todo el mundo merece una comida, y este es un lugar donde puedes recibirla. Ven y come. Ven y comemos juntos”, dijo.En Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Jackson Cupboard, una despensa de alimentos de iglesia episcopal de San Juan [St. John’s Episcopal Church] está asociándose con el Banco de Alimentos de las Rocosas en Wyoming [Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies] para organizar una despensa móvil el 15 de enero.Cuando la Despensa Episcopal 4Santos  [4Saints Episcopal Food Pantry] publicó su anuncio, lo compartieron 25 veces, una cantidad inusual para la despensa, lo cual llevó a la directora. Judy Cariker. A pensar en la existencia de una necesidad.Entre tanto, allá en Georgia, el Muy Rdo. Alexis Chase, vicario de la iglesia episcopal del Santo Consolador [Holy Comforter] en Atlanta, acudió a Facebook el 14 de enero para ofrecer a “amigos cesantes” la oportunidad  de algún consuelo.El “Estudio Bíblico del Cesante“ [Furlough Bible Study] es sólo una de las maneras en que la iglesia episcopal de San Columba  [St. Columba’s Episcopal Church] en el noroeste de Washington, D. C., está tratando de ayudar. El estudio bíblico para “aquellos con un tiempo inesperado en su jornada y un deseo de reunirse con otros visitantes”comienza el 16 de enero. El Grupo de la Madre [Mother’s Group] en San Columba coordinará un conversatorio dirigido profesionalmente con consejos prácticos acerca de cómo controlar la ansiedad y sus efectos.“Algunos de ustedes me han dicho que, aunque han vivido otros cierres del gobierno en el pasado, esta vez parece particularmente alarmante”,  dijo el Rdo. Ledlie Laughlin, rector de San Columba, a su congregación el 9 de enero. “Otros me han dicho que están haciendo malabares para resolver sus finanzas, calculando el costo sobre sus ahorros en ausencia de un salario. Este es un tiempo para juntarnos, para cuidar los unos de los otros, y para ocuparnos de nuestros prójimos”.Laughlin dijo que la oración debe ser la primera respuesta de los episcopales. San Columba está incluyendo a todos los afectados por el cierre en su oraciones dominicales y diarias.(La II Provincia de la Iglesia Episcopal ha ofrecido “Una letanía por los afectados por el cierre del gobierno”que puede encontrarse aquí.)San Columba también está “reuniendo e identificando recursos”para personas que pueden estar enfrentando dificultades por primera vez y no saben donde encontrar ayuda para alimentos y otras necesidad, explicó él.Y Laughlin instó a los feligreses que necesiten ayuda económica a dirigirse a él y también les pidió a los “que tienen suficiente para ayudar a alguien más” a ponerse en contacto con él.La Iglesia Episcopal también está respondiendo con acción social en Washington. Su Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales ha pedido un fin del cierre, diciendo que “cerrar nuestro gobierno es un fracaso del liderazgo y del reconocimiento de la responsabilidad que conlleva el ser un funcionario electo”.“El cierre del gobierno tiene grandes implicaciones para nuestro país en la medida en que afecta la subsistencia de empleados federales y sus familias; así como de aquellos que dependen del apoyo federal para alimento, vivienda, servicios médicos, y más; y a los servicios vitales del gobierno, tales como seguridad aeroportuaria, proceso de hipotecas y de préstamos estudiantiles, y una amplia gama de servicios que el gobierno federal es responsable de prestar a las comunidades nativoamericanas”, dijo la oficina en un comunicado del 9 de enero.Basando sus comentarios en la política de la Iglesia tal como ha sido establecida por la Convención General, la ORG dijo que el Congreso y el Ejecutivo deben trabajar juntos para abordar las legítimas necesidades de seguridad, garantizar la responsabilidad legal del gobierno de procesar a los solicitantes de asilo, tratar a todos los migrantes con humanidad y respeto y promulgar políticas que aborden las causas raigales y ayuden a aliviar las condiciones que motivan la migración forzada en Centro y Sudamérica.– La Rda Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora sénior y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LAlast_img read more

Journalist shot dead in the Swat Valley

first_img Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder November 10, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist shot dead in the Swat Valley to go further Reporters Without Borders called on Pakistan’s military and civilian authorities to carry out a rigorous investigation into the death of journalist Qari Muhammad Shoaib, who was shot dead at the wheel of his car by soldiers in Mingora in the Swat Valley, north-west Pakistan.A passenger in the journalist’s car said the soldiers shot him without warning in the 8 November incident while the military claimed warning shots were fired.The 32-year-old reporter on local newspaper Khabar Kar and contributor to a national daily was killed while driving a family member as he returned home. His family said the soldiers opened fire without warning. “They shot at us as we reached Airport Road. We received no indication that we should stop”, said the family member travelling with him.The army said the journalist had received several warnings to pull up. Soldiers were patrolling the area after receiving information of a threatened suicide attack. In a statement, the military said, “Warning shots were fired but the vehicle did not stop and as a result the security forces opened fire”.Military officials in Mingora said they regretted the incident and promised to compensate his family. Muhammad Shoaib had two wives and six children.Journalists in Mingora told Reporters Without Borders that the shots had been fired deliberately and were aimed at the journalist. “If they had wanted to stop the vehicle they could have shot out the tyres”, one of them said.Abdul Aziz, of the newspaper Azadi in Swat Valley was killed at the end of August in a Pakistani military bombardment after being kidnapped by the Taliban on 27 August. RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Newscenter_img June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation January 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistan PakistanAsia – Pacific April 21, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalistslast_img read more

Gazing Into the Crystal Ball: 2020 Housing

first_img December 9, 2019 1,853 Views Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News, Print Features The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago In reality, no one really knows with certainty what the outcome of the trade war will be. While significantly lower rates seem unlikely, they cannot be ruled out if the trade war continues. The baseline is for flat to somewhat higher rates. What are the implications for housing?Fundamentally, the medium- and long-term prospects for housing are good because demographics will continue to support demand. Seventy-three million people under the age of 30 are set to enter their peak homebuyer years, but not without challenges. Student debt has been identified by many millennials as delaying or preventing them from pursuing homeownership.Getting married later in life and waiting longer to have children are also factors delaying homebuying. More single homebuyers are becoming more prevalent as lifestyles adjust.Although the homeownership rate is lower today compared to previous generations at a comparable age, the sheer size of the millennial generation bodes well for housing demand.In 2020, with flat to moderately higher rates and a stable non-recessionary economy, the demographic dividend should lead to an increase in the pace of home sales. With home prices still increasing at or above incomes, though, affordability will keep some homebuyers out of the market.ForecastsMortgage rates: Could increase about 50 basis points (bps) in 2019, moving above 4%Home sales: Should increase marginally by 2% to 5% year-over-yearHome prices: Growth will moderate to about 3% year-over-yearHousing starts: Up 5% year-over-yearGDP: Slows to 2% in 2020, down from 2.2% in 2018Unemployment rate: Unchanged at 3.4% by year-end 2020 from 3.4% at the end of 2019Fed funds rate: Fed should be on hold as the economy muddles alongMortgage interest rate changes will continue to dominate the housing market in 2020. The 100-plus bps decrease in rates since November 2018 has boosted affordability. It also lifted sales somewhat and accelerated refinancing activity significantly in 2019.Prediction: Expectations in 2018 for 2019 were that rates would increase, instead they fell over 100 bps. This illustrates the uncertainty of the rate outlook and cautions against placing too much weight on any specific rate expectations. Still, our prediction is that rates are more likely to increase than decrease, given the declines to date and the easing of recession concerns. A trade deal would be a significant boost, so our baseline is a 50 bps increase and mortgage rates could rise above 4%.Risk: Growth concerns or even a recession could be on the horizon, driven by political risk. An escalation of the trade war and slower global growth could hold push rates lower.Housing sales cooled early in 2019 but recovered late in the year as lower rates boosted demand. In the year ahead, we should see modest gains, especially given how weak sales were early in 2019.Prediction: Flat to slightly higher rates will support sales. Sustained, though slower, labor market growth and increasing numbers of millennial buyers entering their peak homebuying years will support demand. Expect sales to expand modestly by 2% to 5%.Risk: Recessionary lower rates could slow the housing market more if homebuyer confidence and banks’ willingness to lend fall. However, it’s unlikely we’ll see a slowdown like the financial crisis.Home-price appreciation cooled in early 2019 as housing demand was muted in its response to lower rates. A sharp increase in home prices compared to incomes since 2012 means incomes are anchoring prices somewhat.Prediction: Price increases are likely to slow regardless of what happens to interest rates and sales. The growth in prices since 2012 totals 58%, compared with a 24% increase in median-household income. As a result, home prices are approaching levels that may be unsustainable when compared with income. Home price growth will moderate to about 3% year-over-year.Risk: There may be some localized price declines, particularly in cities where affordability has become a challenge, but we don’t expect a national decline.Housing supply has been a significant challenge since the financial crisis—an issue that will persist in 2020. Supply has tightened at the lower-priced segment of the market for several reasons. Two of those key reasons are the increase in real estate investors who are scooping up affordable homes to rent out and the lack of new building as home builders gravitate to more lucrative, higher-priced homes.Prediction: Housing starts should increase in 2020, continuing momentum from late 2019 that is supported by lower rates. Still, an increase of about 5% in starts will do little to alleviate the supply crunch.Risk: Presidential candidates are looking at housing legislation to boost supply. Uncertainty about the path of future regulations might spur some increased activity ahead of the election.GDP growth in 2019 will be about 2.2%, down from 2.9%. The key contributors to growth are consumer spending and residential investment as a solid labor market helps consumers. Private investment was weakened by the trade war which also created a drag on net exports.Prediction: Leading economic indicators suggest economic growth will continue to slow in 2020 to about 2%. Strong consumer spending should continue to support growth, but the uncertainty will weigh on other sectors.Risk: GDP growth may decline more than expected if consumer confidence becomes tepid. Consumer confidence has a history of sharp declines when confronted by external shocks. If trade disputes are not resolved, a slowdown in global economic growth could dampen the U.S. economy as well.The labor market has supported growth as the unemployment rate has reached a 50-year low of 3.5% in 2019. The number of open jobs exceeds the number of job hunters, suggesting strong demand for workers. That’s leading to some acceleration in wages.Prediction: We expect unemployment rates and jobless claims to remain low. Although a significant decline in the unemployment rate is unlikely, it may dip to 3.4%. We also expect wages and nonfarm payrolls to advance modestly.Risks: Sustained weakness in business confidence has already led job growth in 2019 to be the weakest since 2010. If companies transition from slower hiring to actual job cuts, the unemployment rate could shift higher.The Fed has lowered its benchmark rate three times in 2019 and could cut one more time for a total of 100 bps in cuts.Prediction: The FOMC will likely be on hold early in the year as it assesses the impact of its cuts so far. If growth declines just moderately in 2020 as currently expected, the Fed would stay on hold throughout the year.Risk: Elevated political uncertainty and unresolved trade wars could weaken the economy and push the Fed to act. Additionally, if inflation fails to pick up despite the cuts so far, the Fed may feel it has room to act. Still, mortgage rates have moved lower well ahead of the Fed and might not decline in tandem.Editor’s note: This piece was written by LendingTree Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze and incorporates data originally published on the LendingTree website.  Print This Post 2020 Affordability 2019-12-09 Seth Welborn Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Gazing Into the Crystal Ball: 2020 Housing Share Savecenter_img Tagged with: 2020 Affordability Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Gazing Into the Crystal Ball: 2020 Housing Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Tendayi Kapfidze Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tendayi Kapfidze leads the company’s analysis of the U.S. economy with a focus on housing and mortgage market trends. Kapfidze served as Director of Global Economics at Pfizer, Director of Economic and Capital Markets Research at Ally Financial, and as VP and Senior Economic Analyst in the chief investment office at Bank of America. Tendayi earned his B.S. in Engineering Management at Saint Louis University and his M.S. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the Economic Club of New York. Previous: The (Empire) State of Mortgage-Backed Securities Next: Redefining Property Preservation Contract Worklast_img read more

[Delhi Riots] ‘Witnesses Seem To Be Planted One’, Delhi HC Grants Bail To Tahir Hussain’s Associate In Riots Case [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Delhi Riots] ‘Witnesses Seem To Be Planted One’, Delhi HC Grants Bail To Tahir Hussain’s Associate In Riots Case [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay10 Oct 2020 8:49 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Wednesday (07th October) granted bail to one Irshad Ahmed, an alleged associate of Tahir Hussain.The Bench of Justice Suresh Kait was hearing a petition filed by the petitioner (Irshad Ahmed) under Section 439 Cr.P.C. for grant of bail in case FIR No.80/2020, for the offences punishable under Sections 147/148/149/436/427/34 IPC and Sections 3/4 PDPP Act, registered…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court on Wednesday (07th October) granted bail to one Irshad Ahmed, an alleged associate of Tahir Hussain.The Bench of Justice Suresh Kait was hearing a petition filed by the petitioner (Irshad Ahmed) under Section 439 Cr.P.C. for grant of bail in case FIR No.80/2020, for the offences punishable under Sections 147/148/149/436/427/34 IPC and Sections 3/4 PDPP Act, registered at Police Station Dayalpur, Delhi.Arguments by APPThe APP opposed the present petition by stating that on 25.02.2020, around 100 people were standing on the terrace of the house of co-accused Tahir Hussain (main accused) and they were throwing petrol bombs on the house of Hindu community.He argued that the name of the Petitioner (Irshad Ahmed) was disclosed by co-accused Tahir Hussain. The petitioner herein is an associate of the said accused. As per the statement of an eye-witness, namely, Rohit, has confirmed petitioner’s role and identification. Further, mobile phone location of the petitioner has ascertained his presence at the spot. Thus, the present petition deserves to be dismissed.Court’s AnalysisThe Court recorded that it is not in dispute that there is no electronic evidence such as CCTV footage or photos to implicate the petitioner in the present case. As per the statement of Constable Pawan and Constable Ankit (both are eye witnesses and were present at the spot), they had identified the petitioner and other co-accused.However, the Court noted that they have not made any complaint on the date of the incident, i.e. 25.02.2020, whereas the FIR was lodged on 28.02.2020.Thus, the Court observed – “The said witnesses seem to be planted one”.Further, the Court remarked,”Charge-sheet has already been filed. Trial of the case shall take substantial time. However, without commenting on the merits of the case, this Court is inclined to grant bail to the petitioner.”Accordingly, the Court ordered that the Petitioner shall be released on bail on his furnishing a personal bond in the sum of Rs.25,000/- and with one surety in the like amount to the satisfaction of the Trial Court/Duty Judge.The petition was, accordingly, allowed and disposed of.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Donegal to benefit from free public wifi

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Twitter Google+ Donegal to benefit from free public wifi WhatsApp Donegal is among seven locations set to become free public wi-fi zones as part of a new scheme.Sligo, Westport, Monaghan, Knock and Carrick-On-Shannon will benefit from the initiative which is supported by local authorities and business groups.Two further town centre locations are due to be announced in Kerry and Donegal.Local businesses allow Magnet Networks to install access points on their premises, providing seamless connectivity within the town centres. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – June 5, 2018 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Facebook Pinterest Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleTwo men arrested following reports of suspicious activity in StrabaneNext articleUpdate: Two arrested in Strabane, questioned in relation to Donegal burglaries News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitterlast_img read more

Contrasting phylogeographic pattern among Eudyptes penguins around the Southern Ocean

first_imgSince at least the middle-Miocene, the Antarctic Polar Front (APF) and the Subtropical Front (STF) appear to have been the main drivers of diversification of marine biota in the Southern Ocean. However, highly migratory marine birds and mammals challenge this paradigm and the importance of oceanographic barriers. Eudyptes penguins range from the Antarctic Peninsula to subantarctic islands and some of the southernmost subtropical islands. Because of recent diversification, the number of species remains uncertain. Here we analyze two mtDNA (HVRI, COI) and two nuclear (ODC, AK1) markers from 13 locations of five putative Eudyptes species: rockhopper (E. filholi, E. chrysocome, and E. moseleyi), macaroni (E. chrysolophus) and royal penguins (E. schlegeli). Our results show a strong phylogeographic structure among rockhopper penguins from South America, subantarctic and subtropical islands supporting the recognition of three separated species of rockhopper penguins. Although genetic divergence was neither observed among macaroni penguins from the Antarctic Peninsula and sub-Antarctic islands nor between macaroni and royal penguins, population genetic analyses revealed population genetic structure in both cases. We suggest that the APF and STF can act as barriers for these species. While the geographic distance between colonies might play a role, their impact/incidence on gene flow may vary between species and colonies.last_img read more

Rumours circulate that major US equity firm considering Purplebricks purchase

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Rumours circulate that major US equity firm considering Purplebricks purchase previous nextAgencies & PeopleRumours circulate that major US equity firm considering Purplebricks purchaseFrancisco Partners is thought to be looking to purchase the hybrid agency’s UK business but not its US operation.Nigel Lewis22nd May 20192 Comments3,525 Views Rumours are beginning to circulate in the City that major US private equity fund Francisco Partners is considering buying the UK operation of Purplebricks.The hybrid agency’s share price spiked dramatically at the end of a volatile day of trading on the London Stock Exchange which saw its price fall by 12% to an all-time low of 88p a share before rallying and then leaping back up to £1.02p during the final minutes of trading.Francisco Partners specialises in buying up technology-enabled services businesses and is based in San Francisco but has an office in London. It has $12 billion of funds under management.Speculation has been rife as to what Purplebricks is going to do next after the departure of founder Michael Bruce earlier this month, and also its shock withdrawal from the Australian market.Francisco Partners is said to be primarily interested in its profitable UK business and not the company’s remaining US operation, leaving a question mark over what would happen to  Purplebricks’ recent acquisitions in Europe and North America.These include online Canadian estate agency DuProprio – which has since rebranded as Purplebricks – and a share of German counterpart Homeday.de.Woodford sharesIf the rumours are true then it is likely that Francisco Partners would seek to buy out the majority shareholders in Purplebricks including Neil Woodford’s investment fund which owns just shy of 30% of its stock.This would be a welcome escape from Purplebricks for Woodford’s fund, which backed the agency in the early days but has seen its investment reduce significantly as Purplebricks’ share price has nosedived from £5.13 in August 2017 to £1.02 today.But resistance to such a takeover is likely to come from Germany media giant Axel Springer, which last year bought shares in Purplebricks worth £100 million at £3.60 a share.Purplebricks Neil Woodford Woodford Investment Francisco Partners May 22, 2019Nigel Lewis2 commentsWilliam Harry 22nd May 2019 at 6:38 pmIt’s amazing how naive an established private equity firm would be to purchase a dying business in all markets, including the UK. There are no valuable assets and must have junior analyst running their due diligence.People – talent has already exited, no leadership and Vic Darvey has no creditability in sector. USA has no one at the top and Aus is winding downTechnology – It’s one monolithic code base. Developed by former executive team and they already cashed in with Bruce brothers. Would have to rebuild entire platformBrand – tarnished with the consumer, most important and competitors use all negative announcements by Purplebricks against themModel – revenue slowed and relies on heavy marketing spend. Unproven in down market and pressure on marginsEnterprise Value – $0 – there is no business hereWe are shocked if a private equity firm buys this dog.Log in to ReplyDavid Jeffrey, Woodlands Woodlands 22nd May 2019 at 9:59 amIt must be commissary !!Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Press release: Amal Clooney addresses Foreign Office Ambassadors on defending journalists

first_imgSpecial Envoy for Media Freedom Amal Clooney on Monday 10 June addressed Foreign Office ambassadors during the FCO’s annual Leadership Week to talk about her work defending journalists across the globe, and the importance of the FCO’s own efforts to defend media freedoms.Ms. Clooney has been appointed to a High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom – a group of the world’s top legal minds who will advise governments and others on legal measures that will allow journalists to do their jobs freely and hold those in power to account.Ms. Clooney said: 2018 saw the murder of 99 journalists around the world. As an international community we have to wake up and take stronger action to protect media freedoms, and that’s exactly what our Global Conference for Media Freedom will do next month in London. British Ambassadors and High Commissioners are on the frontline of the vital diplomacy that is required as we work to uncover those who deny and abuse the freedom of press, which threatens any open democratic society. Also in attendance at the event was the Minister for Human Rights, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon. He addressed the Foreign Office’s network of Ambassadors and High Commissioners on his vision for improving media freedom across the globe.Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon said: Defend Media FreedomFurther information Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter and Facebook Email [email protected] For journalists The fight for media freedom is one of the key battles of our time. Journalists are under attack like never before, and we have reached the point where there are few places in the world where journalists are not threatened. There is much to be done, but the global decline in press freedom will not be reversed without real leadership. This campaign is the start of that fight. Follow Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on Twitter Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Media enquirieslast_img read more