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Owners Urged to Look Beyond 2020 Compliance SolutionOwners Urged to Look Beyond 2020 Compliance Solution

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Auramarine The marine sector should look beyond just the initial choice of compliance solution ahead of the impending 0.5% global sulphur cap, according to Finland-based provider of fuel supply systems Auramarine.The company added that the industry needs to fully understand the operational impact of using and switching to new low sulphur fuels and distillate products.Without this understanding or by not using best-in-class fuel supply systems, ship owners and operators risk engine damage and potentially catastrophic failure, as well as unexpected costs and unplanned downtime, the supplier explained.Ahead the 2020 sulphur regulation, Auramarine has launched a ‘Get ready for 2020’ initiative, issuing a call to action for owners and operators to drive and encourage them to implement strategic forward planning to protect the future of their vessels and operations. Now more than ever it is crucial for shipowners to work with knowledgeable experts, allowing them to foster an understanding of how best to mitigate risks and minimise disruption, downtime, and unexpected costs and delays.Many of the main and auxiliary engines of vessels currently in operation may originally have been designed to run on fuels that differ from the new low sulphur products that are compliant with the pending regulations. The company said that maintaining the correct fuel viscosity and temperature at the engine inlet is crucial regardless of the fuel in use, and the fuel supply system needs to be able to deliver the fuel at the engine inlet as specified by the engine maker in order to guarantee efficient combustion.When switching fuels, issues arise when different fuels are present in the same pipes and tank, thereby causing issues with compatibility. This typically results in sludging and blockages in bunker and service tanks, pipe runs, filters, separator internals, and fuel injection equipment.“Assessing new technologies or practices is only the first step on the journey towards safe, efficient and compliant operations in a post-2020 environment. Ship owners also need to consider the potential impact that these significant operational changes will have on engines and therefore vessel performance. It is crucial that ship owners thoroughly evaluate the exact needs of their vessels at the outset of assessing which compliance solution they will employ, and set in place an efficient and effective fuel supply system that will not only protect the operational integrity of the vessel but also their profitability,” Ole Skatka Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, Auramarine, said.“Whichever compliance solution is employed, effective and comprehensive management of fuel supply and fuel switching, combined with proactive condition monitoring, can ultimately become the difference between a safe, complaint and efficient vessel, and unintended downtime, lost profitability and potentially catastrophic engine damage.”Through it ‘Get ready for 2020’ service offering, Auramarine would provide expert consultancy, comprehensive guidance and ongoing in-service support for the safe and efficient supply of fuel.last_img read more

Second Operating Room for Hants Community HospitalSecond Operating Room for Hants Community Hospital

first_imgRenovating an unused operating room at the Hants Community Hospital in Windsor will mean 800 more surgeries at the hospital each year, nearly doubling the annual number of procedures. Premier Stephen McNeil and Janet Knox, Nova Scotia Health Authority president and CEO, unveiled plans to revitalize a second operating room at the hospital today, March 16. This is part of the QEll Redevelopment Project which will see services transferred from the QEll Health Sciences Centre to support the eventual closure of the Victoria and Centennial buildings at the VG site. “We have been given a privilege not every generation is given – the opportunity to reshape our health-care system and change the way we deliver care,” said Premier McNeil. “The QEII redevelopment project is about co-ordinating care and improving access for all Nova Scotians. Hants Community Hospital is an important part of that.” Right now, the Hants Community Hospital has one functional operating room. A second operating room, dating back to when the hospital was originally built in 1976, will be renovated and prepared for use. “This is a facility that my colleagues, and our community, are really proud of, and we often hear from our patients about the exceptional care they receive from the staff, doctors and volunteers who work here,” said Sherri Parker, senior director, Hants Community Hospital. “We are very pleased that, as a result of this work, twice as many people will be able to have surgery here.” The project is expected to cost about $3.8 million. “The Hants Community Hospital Foundation wholeheartedly supports this project which will provide important operating capacity to both the Windsor and West Hants areas, as well as to the entire province,” said Andy Kirk, chair, Hants Community Hospital Foundation. “With the support of local businesses and citizens we look forward to fundraising to support this important project.” Construction is expected to begin in August and be completed over a three-month period. Surgeries that would normally be done at the hospital during that time will be performed at other facilities in the province. “The expansion of services here at Hants Community Hospital demonstrates the work we do as a provincial health authority – working toward shorter wait times and providing opportunity for less-complex care services closer to home,” said Ms. Knox. The QEII redevelopment includes projects at the Halifax Infirmary, Dartmouth General Hospital, Hants Community Hospital and other sites. For updates on the QEII redevelopment project, go to http://QE2redevelopment.ca.last_img read more

TrumpXi trade war may lead to collateral damage Australia PMTrumpXi trade war may lead to collateral damage Australia PM

first_imgSydney: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday warned that “collateral damage” from trade spats between China and the United States were hurting smaller countries and threatening the global economy. In an usually public warning to allies in Washington, Morrison said the “world’s most important bilateral relationship — the US-China relationship” had become “strained”. “Trade tensions have escalated. The collateral damage is spreading. The global trading system is under real pressure. Global growth projections are being wound back,” he said, speaking in Sydney. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep”The impact of any further deterioration of the relationship will not be limited to these two major powers,” he added. His comments come on the eve of a G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, that will be overshadowed by talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump aimed at easing tensions between the world’s two largest economic powers. Decades of cautious engagement between China and the United States have been cast aside in the Trump-Xi era, replaced by two geopolitical behemoths openly tussling for economic, diplomatic and military influence. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsIn Australia, that has caused a dramatic erosion in confidence about both Washington’s and Beijing’s willingness to act responsibly in the world. According to a poll released by respected Sydney think tank the Lowy Institute on Wednesday, only 32 percent of Australians say they trust China — a 20 point fall versus 2018. Just 25 percent of respondents said they had confidence in Trump. Morrison’s conservative government was re-elected in May, largely on promises of continuing the Australian economy’s almost 28 years of near-continuous growth. But that growth is starting to falter, and with a downturn looming, his government has played up the negative impact of an external shock from US-China tensions.last_img read more

INX Media case ED directs Karti Chidambaram to vacate Delhi houseINX Media case ED directs Karti Chidambaram to vacate Delhi house

first_imgThe ED on Wednesday directed former Union minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti to vacate his Jor Bagh house here, which was earlier attached by the agency in the INX Media corruption case in which they are accused. The eviction notice was served on Wednesday evening following an earlier order of the Adjudicating Authority, PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act), by which the attachment of the property was confirmed. The immovable property situated at 115-A block 172, Jor Bagh, New Delhi-3 was attached by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on October 10, last year. The attachment was later confirmed by the authority on March 29. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ A notice issued by the ED said that Karti P Chidambaram of the property is “directed to vacate said premise and hand over the possession of the property (50 per cent attached by the ED and confirmed by authority vide order dated March 29) to the undersigned (ED) within 10 days from the date of receipt of this notice”. According to sources, the property was jointly owned by Karti and his mother Nalini Chidambaram. The property will be kept at the dispaosal of the ED until further orders and kept intact by all concerned for further proceedings under the act, agency’s counsel Nitesh Rana, who got the attachment confirmed from the authority, had said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The case relates to Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval granted in 2007 for receipt of funds by INX Media. The cases filed by the ED as well as the CBI are currently lending before the courts. Karti Chidambaram, elected MP from Shivaganga, Tamil Nadu, is on bail in the case. The former Union minister’s anticipatory bail plea is, however, pending before the Delhi High Court. The CBI had registered an FIR in the case on May 15, 2017 alleging irregularities in the FIPB clearance granted to the media group for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during P Chidambaram’s tenure as finance minister. Thereafter, the ED also lodged a money laundering case against the company’s founders, the Mukerjeas, and others under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). (Inputs from Hindustan Times)last_img read more

Statistics Canada says release of trade data delayed due to US shutdownStatistics Canada says release of trade data delayed due to US shutdown

first_imgOTTAWA — Statistics Canada says it will not publish international merchandise trade statistics for December as scheduled on Feb. 5 due to the U.S. government shutdown.The agency says it uses U.S. import data to measure Canadian exports to the United States.However, the partial U.S. government shutdown that began Dec. 22 has meant that Statistics Canada will not receive that data as expected.It noted that trade statistics without Canada’s exports to the United States have limited use as they represent approximately 75 per cent of Canada’s total exports.Statistics Canada noted that other quarterly economic reports that rely on the trade data such as the balance of international payments and quarterly gross domestic product will go ahead using special estimates of Canadian exports to the United States if necessary.It said that combining an estimate of one month with two months of actual trade figures and other sources of economic data reduces the risks associated with publishing an estimate for December trade data on its own.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Ban deplores deadly suicide bombing at Pakistani military training centreBan deplores deadly suicide bombing at Pakistani military training centre

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s suicide bombings at a military training centre in north-western Pakistan, which have killed more than 80 people and injured at least 120 others.Media reports say the twin bombings took place as recruits were boarding buses at a training centre in the town of Shabqadar about 6 a.m.In a statement issued by his spokesperson Mr. Ban offered his deep condolences to the Government and people of Pakistan and to the families of the many victims.“The United Nations stands by Pakistan in its efforts to combat terrorism, which continues to claim the lives of so many of its citizens,” the statement stressed. 13 May 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s suicide bombings at a military training centre in north-western Pakistan, which have killed more than 80 people and injured at least 120 others. read more

Cabinet approves increasing bus fares by 125 from midnightCabinet approves increasing bus fares by 125 from midnight

Private bus operators had decided to strike last week but later called it off after an agreement was reached to increase bus fares by 12.5 percent. Cabinet had earlier approved a bus fare hike of 6.56 percent but private bus operators were not happy. Cabinet has approved a proposal to increase bus fares by 12.5% from midnight tonight.The Government said that the minimum fare will also increase to Rs. 12 from midnight tonight. Private bus operators had expected a higher price increase and decided to launch a strike in protest over the fare hike approved by the cabinet.However, the private bus operators later called off the strike last week as the Government had agreed to increase the fares by 12.5 percent. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Desjardins announces permanent digital protection to all members following breachDesjardins announces permanent digital protection to all members following breach

MONTREAL — The chief executive of Desjardins Group says it will offer permanent data protection to all its members — and not just those affected by a massive personal data breach reported last month.On June 20, the financial co-operative announced that 2.7 million members and 137,000 business clients had their information allegedly stolen by an employee who has since been fired.Desjardins announced a number of measures today and said it will offer any clients who been victims of identity theft access to lawyers and experts and reimburse them for certain expenses incurred as a result of such a theft.Members whose data had been stolen were to receive a personalized letter from Desjardins, including a code to activate an Equifax monitoring plan.Desjardins chief executive Guy Cormier updated reporters on the new measures today and said that 13 per cent of its members — more than 360,000 people — have signed up with Equifax.The breach will be front and centre in Ottawa later today, when the Commons committee on public safety and national security will hold a hearing.In addition, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and Quebec’s access to information commission are also investigating.There could be legal consequences for the co-operative as it faces two applications to launch class action lawsuits claiming Desjardins violated members’ privacy rights and was negligent in protecting their data.The Canadian Press read more

Liberian Election Commission announces planned presidential runoff – UNLiberian Election Commission announces planned presidential runoff – UN

At a ceremony in Monrovia, NEC chair Frances Johnson-Morris said the run-off will be held on 8 November. A spokesman for UNMIL said the Chairwoman presented Ms. Johnson-Sirleaf and Mr. Weah with certificates identifying them.She also announced the results for the Senate and House of Representatives in the new Liberian Legislature and described the outcome of the 11 October elections as “an outstanding achievement by the people of Liberia which has sent a message to the rest of the world that we are united around a common objective of transforming this war-ravaged nation through democratic governance.”Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, Alan Doss, praised Liberians for demonstrating their readiness “to choose the path to peace.”Speaking at the NEC press conference, Mr. Doss said that in the upcoming campaign period, Liberians will have another opportunity to demonstrate that they can espouse diversity and respect the rule of law. He added that “by doing so, they will show that the politics of ethnic divisiveness, hate and violence have been left in the past.”He urged Liberians to cast their ballots “for peace and for a new Liberia” and pledged the full support of the UN and the international community in this process.Reminding media practitioners of their special responsibility, Mr. Doss appealed to them to avoid provocative language and to refrain from publicizing unfounded rumours that serve only to inflame communal tensions. He pledged UNMIL’s military support, aimed at ensuring that both the campaign and Election Day pass in peace and that all votes are cast in safety and security.UNMIL spokesman Paul Risley told the UN News Service that the mission’s first priority in supporting the Liberian people remains security. “There are real concerns that threats to the security for the upcoming run-off elections may be more prevalent or there may be a greater number of threats than for the 11 October elections,” he said.Responding to threats sent by text message to the mobile phone of the NEC chairwoman, UNMIL has increased the personal protection it is providing for her, he added.Mr. Risley also said that recently, 76 members of the Liberian National Police were fired because they refused to deploy to various parts of Liberia from Monrovia. He called this a “significant development” in a country where the police were previously immune to dismissal. “The idea of sacking policemen for refusing to follow orders is quite novel,” he said.The UNMIL public information office is supporting a large civic education campaign by the NEC. UNMIL Radio will soon start running musical ads, public service announcements and in-depth programmes reminding people how to vote and what their choices are, the spokesman said. read more

Yellen Expect Fed to resume raising rates in coming monthsYellen Expect Fed to resume raising rates in coming months

by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Feb 14, 2017 7:19 am MDT Last Updated Feb 14, 2017 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. Shares in Asia fell back after an early rally on Tuesday, as investors awaited comments to Congress by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Yellen: Expect Fed to resume raising rates in coming months WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pointed Tuesday to a solid U.S. job market and economy and said the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates in the next few months. But with uncertainties surrounding President Donald Trump’s proposals, Yellen said the Fed still wants to keep assessing the economy.Testifying to a Senate committee, Yellen noted that Fed officials forecast in December that they would raise rates three times in 2017. That would mark an acceleration from 2015 and 2016, when they boosted rates once each year.“Precisely when we would take an action, whether it is March, or May or June … I can’t tell you which meeting it would be,” Yellen said in response to a question. “I would say that every meeting is live.”Though Yellen didn’t rule out a rate hike at the Fed’s next meeting in mid-March, most economists and investors think the next one will occur in June.Until then, the details of Trump’s ambitious proposals — for tax cuts for individuals and businesses, greater spending on infrastructure projects, changes to trade deals and a relaxation of regulations — could remain hazy.“With the uncertainty over fiscal policy likely to last for at least another few months, that means the Fed will probably be on hold until June,” said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics.Other analysts say they think that while three Fed rate hikes will occur in 2017, all of them may happen in the second half of the year.In her first congressional appearance since Trump took office, Yellen avoided making critical observations of the president’s economic ideas. During the campaign, Trump was at times harshly dismissive of Yellen. At one point, he had declared that she should be “ashamed of herself” for, in his view, keeping rates low to favour Democrats.In her remarks, Yellen did caution that any economic initiatives that significantly swell long-term budget deficits would likely slow growth. But she offered support for part of Trump’s agenda: His efforts to make it easier for smaller banks to lend, in part by liberating them from some rules imposed by the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law. She said the Fed has been trying to ease the regulatory burden on community banks and is open to doing more.Yellen said the Fed’s interest rate policies would evolve, in part, from how spending and tax changes enacted by Congress affect economic growth. Right now, she said, “it’s too early to know what policy changes will be put in place or how their economic effects will unfold.”Trump has argued that his economic initiatives can achieve his goal of doubling annual economic growth to 4 per cent, up from the tepid 2 per cent pace that’s prevailed since the Great Recession ended in 2009. Most economists say 4 per cent annual growth is unrealistic given the nation’s slow-growing population and weak worker productivity growth.Trump’s new Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, told reporters Tuesday that “there is a tradition of the secretary of the Treasury having ongoing meetings with the head of the Federal Reserve, and I look forward to that now that I am in office, doing that and spending time with her.”In her testimony Tuesday — the first of two days marking her semiannual report to Congress on interest rate policy — Yellen reiterated that she plans to serve the final year of her four-year term as Fed chair, which ends next February. She will testify to the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday.Trump has the opportunity to fill three vacancies on the Fed’s seven-member policymaking board after Daniel Tarullo, a board member who was guiding the Fed’s regulatory efforts, announced Friday that he would resign this spring.Yellen told senators that she looked forward to working with new members of the Fed board. She said Fed officials still think rate hikes can occur at a gradual pace. But she cautioned, as she has in the past, that “waiting too long to remove accommodation would be unwise, potentially requiring the (Fed) to eventually raise rates rapidly, which could risk disrupting financial markets and pushing the economy into recession.” read more

Chris Jericho returns on next weeks 1215 WWE RAWChris Jericho returns on next weeks 1215 WWE RAW

first_imgFacebook Chris Jericho Going To NJPW Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Kevin Smith Google+ Now Playing Up Next Chris Jericho WWE’s Chris Jericho Cast In Kevin Smith’s Horror Movie WWE Star Thinks The Rock Could Be The Next Presidentcenter_img Tallahassee Police find Chris Jericho’s stolen AEW Championship on the side of the road Twitter Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE has announced that Chris Jericho will return on next week’s live 12/15 WWE RAW from Detroit as a special guest general manager. Next week is officially “WWE Week” on the USA Network with RAW on Monday and a live Smackdown on Tuesday.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE’s Chris Jericho Cast In Kevin Smith’s Horror MovieVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Chris Jericho to defend the AEW World Championship against Cody at Full Gear PPV Now Playing Up Next Kevin Smith Teases Latest Addition To Cast Of Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Tony Khan talks to the media after All Out, addresses Jon Moxley, Chris Jericho and morelast_img read more

The PDM party has graded the government and has given the PNPThe PDM party has graded the government and has given the PNP

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe PDM party has graded the government and has given the PNP Administration seven F’s, and an overall failing grade as government for this first 12 months in office. There were two extremely high scores for the Rufus Ewing led government, two A pluses as a matter of fact. One for increasing taxes and the other for travelling. The PDM pulling no punches in that post convention press conference yesterday where they blasted the government for being out of touch and falling way short of their manifesto promises. The Official Opposition leader, Sharlene Cartwright Robinson said information and action have been lacking, her conclusion was this. QUOTE… “at the end of the day, I just don’t think the PNP has a plan! Or don’t know how to carry it out. They simply don’t know what to do!..END QUOTEAlso critical of the PNP in the house of assembly, one elected member for the People’s Democratic Movement expressed his frustration. QUOTE…the Ministers have a team of public servants. A whole ministry, that have a whole week, two weeks to give you your answers for you to study and come to the house, and again we come to the house, we ask basic questions and cannot get an answer. You have a whole team to prepare this answer for you. And you’re not concern about getting the answer or directing your team to prepare a response to questions? Its unacceptable!..end QUOTE.Hon Edwin Astwood there… as for what the Opposition plans to do, they say the party will turn up the heat and will launch perhaps as many as two radio shows next week in a campaign to hold the government more accountable. Related Items:last_img read more

Masons starting farmers marketMasons starting farmers market

first_imgTo make sure its doors stay open following the alleged embezzlement of nearly $800,000, the Vancouver Masonic Center is starting up a farmers market. “It’s pretty serious what we’re up against,” said Jimmy Johnson, who is helping organize the market. “The question was: ‘What can we do?’ Well, here’s what we can do.”The treasurer for the organization, Jesten Jay Galland III, 47, is accused of using the center’s account to write checks to himself and his company. Over the course of six years, Galland allegedly zeroed out the organization’s bank accounts, amounting to a loss of $798,202.25. He faces 46 theft-related charges including money laundering, forgery and identity theft. A trial is scheduled for July 21. The building, located at 2500 N.E. 78th St., is home to 17 charitable organizations that include Masonic groups and youth groups.The account that Galland is accused of stealing from, Vancouver Masonic Temple Inc., held funds that were used to maintain the building. But, Johnson said, the organization’s work is what was most affected. Washington Masonic Lodge No. 4 and Mount Hood Lodge No. 32 together own 98 percent of the building. “Ultimately, it takes away from the charity and the scholarships,” he said. So to cover the cost of insurance and taxes on the building, which Johnson said amounts to about $4,500 a month, the members who use the facility have come together to organize a weekly market, calling it the 78th Street Market. Organizers are planning for the market to have a bazaar feel, and feature vendors who sell produce and artisan crafts, as well as live music.last_img read more

Pelican caught in fishing line rescued at Haulover MarinaPelican caught in fishing line rescued at Haulover Marina

first_imgHAULOVER BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews came to the rescue of a pelican in distress in Haulover Beach, Sunday afternoon.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue found the bird struggling to untangle itself from a fishing line at Haulover Park Marina, at around noon. The crew safely secured the animal and cut the fishing line off his wings.The pelican, named “Bob” by rescuers, flew away unharmed.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

FOLIO Publishing Summit Kicks Off in MiamiFOLIO Publishing Summit Kicks Off in Miami

first_imgMIAMI—The 2008 FOLIO: Publishing Summit kicked off at the Doral Golf Resort today, with hundreds of magazine executives expected to convene here over the three-day conference.Meredith president Jack Griffin and Hanley Wood CEO Frank Anton are slated to deliver the conference’s keynote speeches Thursday. Terry Snow, CEO of Bonnier Corp., will keynote Friday’s program. [NOTE: FOLIO: editors will be filing stories and blog posts throughout the conference. Please check the FPS page for updates throughout the show.]last_img read more

Hear An Unreleased Beatles Demo Then Bid On It On EbayHear An Unreleased Beatles Demo Then Bid On It On Ebay

first_img Twitter Facebook Email News Unreleased 1963 Beatles Track Auctioned On Ebay hear-unreleased-beatles-demo-then-bid-it-ebay Hear An Unreleased Beatles Demo, Then Bid On It On Ebay “What Goes On” — an unreleased 1963 demo by the Beatles — is up for grabs on the popular auction siteBrian HaackGRAMMYs Sep 22, 2017 – 5:09 pm Beatlemaniacs and rare record collectors better get ready to part ways with the contents of their wallets, as a previously-unreleased demo record cut by none other than the Beatles has popped up for auction on eBay, offered by Austia-based vintage record shop Parlogram.The 7-inch acetate pressing contains a home-recorded version of “What Goes On…”, with John Lennon on guitar backed by Paul McCartney’s harmonies and a few tinkling piano notes added or overdubbed by an unidentified player.The song was never performed live by the band, but a re-worked version made the cut for the album Rubber Soul. The version on the demo recording features substantially different verses, though the song’s trademark chorus is largely unchanged.The auction runs until Oct. 1, and the price is already up to £3,000 (about $4,048) with just 11 bids. How much is a piece of Beatles history worth to you?Interview: Drake Bell On Honest, Beatles, & TVlast_img read more

SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK 6 Things That Happened At This Months Selectmens MeetingSELECTMEN NOTEBOOK 6 Things That Happened At This Months Selectmens Meeting

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are SIX things that happened at the Wilmington Board of Selectmen Meeting earlier this month:#1) OPEN SPACE & RECREATION PLAN: Town Manager Jeff Hull announced that the town will soon begin working on a new open space & recreation plan, which most be updated every five years. The document provides an inventory of the town’s open space and addresses progress towards the previous plan’s goals. The committee will start meeting in September and consist of town staff, members of some of the town’s committees and boards, and a few interested residents. The committee will conduct a survey of residents and identify actionable items. Once the plan is submitted and approved, the town will become eligible for grants for open space and recreational activities.#2) FLOOR INSURANCE RATE MAPS: FEMA recently updated the engineering analysis of several rivers in the Middlesex County area. Town Engineer Paul Alunni serves as the town’s point person relative to FEMA’s flood insurance mapping. A representative from his office attended a FEMA public meeting on Tuesday, July 16 on the Shawsheen River basin.#3) INHABITANT BYLAW COMMITTEE: The committee held its first meeting on Thursday, July 11. Two members of the committee – Dan Stewart and Hirak Shah – indicated to the Town Clerk that they’re unable to continue to serve, resulting in two vacant spots. Stewart was originally appointed by Selectman Greg Bendel, while Shah was appointed by then Selectwoman Judy O’Connell, whose seat is now held by Selectwoman Jomarie O’Mahony. Selectmen agreed with Town Manager Jeff Hull’s proposal to allow Bendel and O’Mahony to each appoint a member to the committee at the Selectmen’s August meeting.#4) MASS. COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES GRANTS: Town Manager Jeff Hull shared information on Mass. Commission on Disabilities’ Municipal ADA Grant Program. There are two types of grant — (1) a planning grant to review community policies and procedures with respect to making its facilities and programs accessible to folks with disabilities and (2) a project grant to fund work that would remove structural barriers in a building. The maximum grant amount is $250,000. Hull provided the grnt information is DPW Superintendent George Hooper and the town’s Commission on Disabilities Chair Dee Gennetti. Applicants have a 6-month window to ensure bidding is done and work is completed. “This is something we’ll take a look at,” said Hull. “The planning grant may be more up our alley at this point.”#5) COMMUTER RAIL FARE HIKE: Town Manager Jeff Hull passed along information from MassDOT about recent fare increases at MBTA. A 1-way ticket in Wilmington (Zone 3) will cost $8; reduced fare is $4; and a monthly pass is $261. These changes were effective July 1.#6) CLIMATE PREPAREDNESS WEEK: Selectmen were asked to join efforts that a number of Massachusetts communities, including Boston and Cambridge, are undertaking as part of Climate Preparedness Week (September 24-30). Wilmington was encouraged to hold educational programs, planning programs, or service programs as it relates to climate change. Selectmen took no action at the meeting.Check back tomorrow for SIX more things that happened at the Selectmen’s Meeting in July.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Analog Devices Expansion, Ristuccia Arena, Open Space, Flood Insurance On Agenda For MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 MORE Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 10 Things That Happened At Last Week’s MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more

Vodafone India may raise 2 billion using IPO routeVodafone India may raise 2 billion using IPO route

first_imgVodafone India’s stated plan to sell its shares could involve raising of funds to the tune of $2 billion (Rs. 13,300 crore), reported the Mint, citing four sources familiar with the development. The stock offering will potentially be done through the Initial Public Offering (IPO) route by the end of this month or early next month.Media reports had said on April 8 the parent company Vodafone Group Plc was laying the groundwork for India’s largest IPO. However, the firm then had disclosed that the stock offering would be a pure stake sale by the parent firm or involve primary capital raising.India’s second-largest telecommunication company in terms of subscriber base, one of the four sources added, has already asked merchant bankers to submit proposals for the IPO mandate this week. By next week it is expected to shortlist investment bankers to pitch for the final IPO mandate.In reply to an email enquiry, Vodafone India told Mint: “We have previously said we have started preparations for a potential IPO, which includes private conversations with banks.” It added: “But this is a lengthy process and no decision will be made until we are at the end of it.”As all the major domestic and international bankers vie for the IPO, another source confirmed that the telco expects to raise up to $2 billion through this process.Bloomberg reported that the share sale would provide Vodafone funds to expand in India. The country’s rising wages have helped the company’s growth in India outpace it in mature Western markets such as the U.K. The news agency, citing sources, added that London-hedquartered Vodafone may sell 10 percent of its India business, and set the valuation of its operations at $20 billion.Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telco by number of subscribers, has a market capitalisation of nearly $21.3 billion (Rs.1.4 lakh crore). Idea Cellular, another thriving teleco, has about $6.2 billion (Rs. 41,315.85 crore) in market cap.last_img read more

Fannie Freddie Release New HARP 20 GuidelinesFannie Freddie Release New HARP 20 Guidelines

first_imgFreddie,Fannie, Freddie Release New HARP 2.0 Guidelines Agents & Brokers Appraisals Attorneys & Title Companies Bank of America Barack Obama Citigroup Fannie Mae FHFA Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac HARP Housing Affordability Investors JPMorgan Chase Lenders & Servicers Loan-to-Value Ratio Processing Refinance Service Providers Top Stories of 2011 Underwriting Standards Wells Fargo 2011-11-15 Ryan Schuette Share in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img November 15, 2011 445 Views The same day that lawmakers deluged the GSEs and their regulator with criticism, “”Fannie Mae””:http://fanniemae.com/portal/index.html and “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ finally released guidelines Tuesday for lenders and servicers about modifications to the “”Home Affordable Refinance Program””:http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/programs/lower-rates/Pages/harp.aspx (HARP).[IMAGE]The Obama administration ended weeks of speculation when it announced the modifications ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô specific to HARP 2.0, as dubbed by the media ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô in October.Changes for the program included an end to the 125-percent loan-to-value ratio cap for refinancing homeowners, the elimination of risk-based fees for short-term borrowers, and an extension for HARP until December 2013.New guidelines effectively took lenders and servicers off the hook by nixing their legal culpability for problems with original loans once homeowners refinance with the GSEs.[COLUMN_BREAK]Freddie Mac more specifically offered freedom from liability to lenders whose borrowers refinance their loans with LTVs above 80 percent.The changes also preclude any liability for lenders whose refinancing borrowers maintain properties below their value or at risk for any poor conditions, pending new appraisals.More than 800,000 homeowners have refinanced their government-backed mortgages through HARP since the program opened its doors in early 2009.Industry reactions have largely been favorable to the HARP changes announced by the “”Federal Housing Finance Agency””:http://www.fhfa.gov/ some weeks ago.In October the nation’s four largest lenders ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô including “”Bank of America””:https://www.bankofamerica.com/, “”Citigroup””:http://www.citigroup.com/citi/homepage/, “”JPMorgan Chase””:http://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Home/home.htm, and “”Wells Fargo””:https://www.wellsfargo.com/ ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô all signed on to participate in HARP 2.0.The “”Mortgage Bankers Association””:http://mbaa.org/default.htm (MBA) welcomed modifications to the program in a related October statement.””The mortgage industry welcomes these changes designed to help more underwater borrowers who are current on their mortgages refinance at today’s historically low interest rates,”” “”David Stevens””:http://www.mbaa.org/DavidStevens.htm, MBA’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “”Not only will these changes allow more borrowers to qualify, but they will streamline the process and reduce the cost to borrowers and should lessen risk for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.””These changes alone should encourage lenders to more actively participate in HARP,”” he added.last_img read more