China vs. India: Result and Highlights: Wasteful China fail to overcome a resilient India

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementChina failed to overcome a rock-solid Indian defense as they settled for a 0-0 draw at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre in the international friendly. India, too, had their own share of half-chances from counter-attacks and set pieces but failed to capitalize on them.China failed to break the resilient Indian defenseChina began the game on a frenetic pace and could have taken the lead at the 7th minute itself when Dabao met We Lei’s cross but Sandesh Jhingan did well enough to clear the ball for a corner kick. It was India’s chance to have a shot at goal at the 13th-minute when Anirudh Thapa laid the ball for an onrushing Pritam Kotal, however, the right back’s shot was parried away by the Chinese custodian.China could have broken the deadlock in a span of ten minutes, first at the 15th minute and then at the 24th minutes, but both the times Gurpreet positioned himself perfectly to avert the danger. China continued to attack from the wings, but the Indian defenders did well enough to not them give a clear-cut chance. Meanwhile, the Indian midfielders did a brilliant job of slowing down the pace of the game as both the sides went into the tunnel with level peggings.China’s tale of missing chances continued in the second half as Gao Lin hit the woodwork at the 50th minute, and Yu Hai’s free header at the 55th-minute didn’t pose any problem for Gurpreet. The Red Dragons’ tryst with hitting the crossbar continued at the 71st minute when Gao Lin chested and laid the ball for an unmarked Wu Lei, but the Shanghai SIPG striker’s volley couldn’t find the back of the net.Gurpreet continued his string of saves at the 76th-minute when he had to pull off an acrobatic effort to palm away Xiao Zhi’s header. The resultant corner kick bought in further danger as Gurpreet was down for a moment, but Sandesh and Anas crowded the goal-line to deny the Chinese strikers any space whatsoever.It looked as if India would walk away with the victory at the 93rd minute when Nikhil Poojary’s through pass from the right wing pierced between the two central defenders. Farukh Chaudhary did latch on to it, but his grounder wasn’t powerful enough and scuffed away by Junling.The Indian defense was caught napping at the 95th-minute but Gurpreet made two saves in a span of thirty seconds to ensure the scoreline remained the same. The referee blew the final whistle seconds later as India came out unharmed in its first-ever match at the Chinese soil.India needs to be more creative in the attacking third so that strikers get more opportunities to score goals. This was, inarguably, the best performance by the Indian defense who had been rock solid. Sportsindiashow predicted the game to finish in a 1-1 draw. Although we got the scoreline wrong, we did get the result correct.Here are the highlights of the game (Credits: Romen Reigns Youtube channel)last_img read more


Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Beard Episode

first_img World Beard Champion Madison Rowley is Cutting His Beard to Fight Addiction The Ultimate Guide on How to Shape a Beard Photo by Steven BustriWhat new bourbon are we pumped about? Which hiking trail are we exploring? Why is the next supercar so cool? The Manual is a website dedicated to helping men live a more engaged life. Each week, our editors and guests get together for a round-table discussion on what’s new, exciting, and unique in the men’s lifestyle world. So pop open your favorite brew, step into your man cave, and start streaming. Shout out to Portland-based No Kind of Rider for our intro/exit music.In honor of Movember, this week’s episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast focused solely on the first component of our podcast name: beards. We delve into into the hirsute with our host, Greg Nibler; Editor-in-Chief Cator Sparks joining from South Carolina; Spirits Editor Sam Slaughter calling in from New York; Content Producer Jake Rossman and Managing Editor Nicole Raney representing the headquarters in Portland, Oregon; and our very special guest Madison Rowley.Rowley is a Portland-based artist and filmmaker — oh, and World Beard Champion. We ask him how he got into the beard business and for some tips on the of the best grooming practices. Rowley was whipping up his own home-made mustache wax, beard oil, and leave-in conditioner, which you can conveniently buy from him now via his company Rides. (Please, for the love of all things hairy, watch this hilarious commercial that we chat about in our podcast.)Our spirits expert, Sam Slaughter, shines a spotlight on some bearded and boozy men from history: Sir Henry Morgan (the inspiration for Captain Morgan), Mark Twain, Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel, and George Bernard Shaw. If you’re interested in learning more about famous drunks, check out this awesome list from Lords of the Drinks.Speaking of Twain, you can easily whip up his namesake cocktail at home. Or perhaps Satan’s Whiskers is more your style? You can find recipes for both below.But the most important question that you need to answer before this is all over: Would you drink beer made from beard yeast? You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out what we’re talking about.Mark Twain2 oz Scotch whisky.75 oz lemon juice.25 oz simple syrup2 dashes Angostura bittersMethod: Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled martini glass.Satan’s Whiskers.5 oz gin.5 oz sweet vermouth.5 oz dry vermouth.25 oz Grand Marnier or orange curaçao.5 oz orange juice, fresh3 dashes orange bittersMethod: Shake ingredients together with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with orange peel.Further ReadingHow Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Unfortunately shaving regularly does not make your hair grow back faster. All of your hair – and our hair, and everyone’s hair – grows at the same one quarter-inch per month rate no matter how often it is trimmed. However, there are a few things you can do to make the hair that you grow strong.The Manual’s Guide to Shaping a Beard: Like the man who wears it, a beard is prone to wildness. For help learning how to shape a beard, we turned to Karen Lynn Accattato, who has helped many high-profile men look their best.Give Your Mustache a Twirl with these Best Mustache Waxes: If you’ve decided to rock a magnificent mustache, you might need some assistance with keeping your newly grown facial hair healthy and under control. Mustache wax will help keep your mustache and upper lip moisturized while providing you the style power you need.Photos of Madison Rowley by Steven Bustrin. How to Grow a Beard: It’s Not Just a Look, It’s a Philosophy How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more


Gorgon LNG Strike Averted

first_imgzoom Protected industrial action on Chevron’s Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) project on Barrow Island scheduled for tomorrow has been averted, according to the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU).Namely, AMWU’s Western Australian branches and the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) applied for a protected action ballot after months of negotiations with the contractor CB&I. The unions were seeking to change the current 26 days’ on 9 days’ off construction roster, meaning that workers have to spend almost a month at a time away from their families and communities.Workers were seeking a roster of 20 days’ on and 10 days’ off, consistent with the recommendations of a recent bi-partisan Parliamentary Committee inquiry into the mental health of FIFO workers. However, a comprise solution was reached of a 23 days on 10 days off roster.“Workers on Gorgon have secured the most family-friendly construction roster to date,”  said AMWU WA Branch Secretary Steve McCartney. “This was never about the money, as many in the business community and media wrongfully asserted. This has been 100 per cent about workers’ families and mental health. “The findings of the landmark Parliamentary Inquiry into FIFO suicides really left us no option but to use every means at our disposal to win family friendly rosters for our members.“FIFO is no longer just a ‘young man’s game’ – we now have 60,000 FIFO workers in Western Australia, and many of them have husbands, wives and children.”The project is under construction on Barrow Island, around 60 kilometres off the northwest coast of Western Australia. It includes a three-train, 15.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility and a domestic gas plant with the capacity to supply 300 terajoules of gas per day to Western Australia.CB&I won USD 2.3 billion worth contract for the mechanical, electrical and instrumentation work on the Gorgon Project in July, 2011.last_img read more


New Supports for Nova Scotians with Autism Spectrum Disorder

first_imgA new pilot program is supporting parents of toddlers with autism spectrum disorder. QuickStart Nova Scotia is a one-on-one parent-coaching program that uses play-based activities to help parents further develop their child’s communication and social skills. “Helping children with autism spectrum disorder early, before they start school, has been proven to have significant benefits on their development,” said Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey. “The pilot is starting in Halifax and I’m excited to see the results and hear from the families taking part.” The pilot program is initially being offered in Halifax through Autism Nova Scotia. The QuickStart Nova Scotia program is a model adopted from the QuickStart Early Intervention Program in Ottawa in partnership with Emerging Minds. Additional partners include the IWK Health Centre, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres, and Nova Scotia Early Childhood Development Intervention Services. The province is investing $2 million over four years to support QuickStart which will be delivered to up to 35 toddlers (12 -36 months old) in its first year, and up to 50 in each of the following three years. “When you have a child with suspected or confirmed autism, it can be overwhelming for parents trying to access supports,” said Cynthia Carroll, executive director, Autism Nova Scotia. “The QuickStart Nova Scotia program will help address a crucial service gap in our province while allowing parents the opportunity to oversee and participate in their toddler’s development.” Nine autism resource centres have also been created to ensure families in rural areas have better access to the information, supports and services available to them. The locations are: Amherst Halifax Hebbville, Lunenburg Co. Kingston, Kings Co. New Glasgow Port Hawkesbury Sydney Truro Yarmouth The autism resource centres opened in 2017. Last year 5,174 people with autism were supported in rural Nova Scotia through these centres. For more information, visit http://www.autismnovascotia.ca .last_img read more


Children in Armed Conflicts Morocco Calls for Coordinating International Efforts

United Nations, New York – Morocco’s ambassador to the UN Omar Hilale on Monday called for coordinating the efforts of the international community to stop recruiting children in armed conflicts, and for “strong action” against those who continue to act “contrary to international law.”The “persistence and increase of child recruitment in armed conflicts, notably by armed jihadist groups, including the Islamic state, and the kidnapping of more than 200 girls by the terrorist Boko Haram group, challenge us all and call for the coordination of the international community efforts,” the ambassador said at a public debate of the Executive Body of the UN Security Council focusing on child recruitment in armed conflicts. The ambassador called for “strong measures (that) have to be taken urgently against all those who continue to act contrary to international law and child protection standards,” underlining that “the coordination of the efforts of the various stakeholders in the United Nations system is a guarantee of efficiency and success”.  He said, however, the “first responsibility falls above all to the parties to the conflict that shall comply with their international obligations by virtue of Security Council resolutions and relevant international conventions.” For Hilale, it is time for “crimes against children in armed conflicts to be considered crimes against humanity.” read more


Lawyers for disqualified Ontario cannabis retail lottery winners say process was unfair

TORONTO — A legal battle over Ontario’s licensing system for retail cannabis stores focused Wednesday on the steps taken by the province to contact a number of applicants who were later disqualified for failing to file documents by a certain date.The group of 11 applicants is challenging the rejection and disputing the fairness of the procedures involved in the lottery that has been used to grant all of Ontario’s pot shop licences.At a hearing in Toronto, the group’s lawyers argued Wednesday that under the rules set out by the provincial agency overseeing the process, those who win the chance to apply must submit certain documents within five business days once they are notified of their selection. ‘Procedurally unfair’: Disqualified cannabis lottery winners file legal challenge against AGCO ‘Violation of our rules’: AGCO disqualifies seven HighLife-linked cannabis lottery winners Why Ontario’s cannabis retail lottery winners seem familiar They said an email alerting their clients of the lottery’s outcome and the application timeline did not go through, and as such, the deadline should have been re-calculated based on when the message was actually delivered.The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario “just determined that the attempt-to-notify was sufficient” to trigger the countdown, which is unfair and unreasonable, attorney Michael Lacy told a three-judge panel.As a result, he argued, the commission was not entitled to disqualify the 11 applicants or to select a new slate of applicants to replace them.Lawyers representing the commission, however, said the eliminated applicants were to blame for the email bouncing back since they provided the address and chose that method of communication.What’s more, Judie Im argued, the commission then followed up with telephone calls, posted the list of lottery winners online and eventually sent letters by courier. Many of the calls failed to reach the applicants and three never picked up the packages, she said.When they did receive a letter notifying them of their selection, the applicants should have seen that it was dated Aug. 21 and laid out a deadline of Aug. 28, she added.“The fault lies with them and not the registrar,” Im said, noting none of the applicants sought to clarify the deadline or obtain an extension.The dispute largely revolves over what it means to be notified, and whether delivery or receipt of the message is required, Ontario Superior Court Justice David Corbett said.Earlier this month, Corbett paused the licensing process for the latest round of cannabis stores until the case is resolved.Lawyers representing the commission had contested the stay, saying it would interfere with the integrity of the lottery system. There was also opposition from lawyers representing the applicants selected to replace those eliminated.So far, there have been two rounds of the government lottery to determine who can apply to open cannabis stores. The first involved 25 spots and the second, 42.Lottery winners have five business days to turn in their application, along with a $6,000 non-refundable fee and a $50,000 letter of credit.The legal challenge may affect the government’s timeline to increase the number of legal pot shops in the province. read more


Geek deals Alienware M14x gaming laptop 120GB SSD Canon Elph and more

first_imgThanks to the innovation we’ve seen in mobile tech over the past few years, gaming is no longer relegated to giant desktops and barely-portable laptops. Now we’re seeing mid-range gaming performance in even 14-inch chassis designs, truly offering a reasonable balance between performance and portability.Alienware’s M14x laptop is just such one of these machines, combining the latest Intel processors with a switchable Nvidia GPU. With this latest generation of Optimus graphics switching, your PC goes seamlessly between the power-efficient Intel HD 4000 GPU and the more powerful GeForce GT 650M.Rounding out this portable is a 3rd gen Core i7 quad-core processor, 6GB of RAM, and a 500GB, 7200rpm hard drive. You won’t be wanting for tech features either, as this 2012 refresh comes with USB 3.0, mini DisplayPort, HDMI 1.4, 9-in-1 card reader, and Alienware’s signature customizable LED lighting system.This popular model doesn’t receive many discounts, so this $50 coupon is a rare offer. At just over $1000 for a quad-core Core i7 laptop that comes well-loaded and has gaming credentials, this is a competitive deal.Deal offers may have changed since original post.Dell Alienware m14x r2 Gaming Laptop for $1,049 + free shipping(normally $1,099 | use $50 coupon code: 9Q057LWVMPGG41 | expires Oct. 15)Other deals:Kingston HyperX 3K 2.5-inch 120GB SSD for $64.99 + free shipping(normally $149.99 | use $35 mail-in rebate | expires today)Refurb Linksys E2500 dual-band Wireless-N Router for $33.24 + free shipping(normally $89.99 | use coupon code: HSDISH5 | expires Oct. 14)Canon ELPH 530 10MP camera with case and 8GB SD card for $264 + free shipping(normally $329 | use coupon code: DigFallSave5 | expires Oct. 15)last_img read more


Lovewells logic Where does Brexit fallout leave UK pensions

first_imgEver since the EU referendum result and David Cameron’s subsequent resignation as prime minister, barely a day seems to have gone by without news of political departures and appointments.Last week, it was the turn of Ros Altmann to leave her post of pensions minister. In itself, there is nothing unusual in this. After all, all new prime ministers naturally want to build up their own ministerial cabinet, as Theresa May is doing.What caused numerous raised eyebrows in this case was the appointment of Richard Harrington as parliamentary under secretary of state for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), as Altmann’s replacement.The official party line from the DWP is that, despite the more junior title, this position will cover exactly the same policy brief as that of the former minister for pensions. However, many in the industry, including former pensions minister Steve Webb, have expressed concern that Harrington’s appointment is representative of a demotion for pensions under May’s government.While the pace and frequency of change in the pensions arena has caused much frustration and stress over the past few years, there can be no denying that these reforms have been largely positive steps. Auto-enrolment has increased the number of people saving into a pension scheme in the UK, while the pension freedoms have brought the potential to offer much-needed choice to members at retirement.In recent months, many employers – and indeed many providers and consultants – I have spoken to have expressed a common desire for a break from pensions change and reform in order to properly embed and maximise those that have already been introduced. However, I doubt many will have wanted focus to move away from pensions altogether.Only time will tell whether this will prove to be the case.Debbie Lovewell-TuckEditorTweet: @DebbieLovewelllast_img read more


Oil revenue is up in states spring forecast

first_imgThe Alaska Department of Revenue’s Tax Director Ken Alper fields questions from members of the House Finance Committee in the Alaska State Capitol on Feb. 27. Alper said Friday that rising oil prices will reduce the state’s deficit. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)Higher oil prices will mean more revenue for the state government. That’s the upshot from a new state forecast released Friday.Listen nowIn December, the Alaska Department of Revenue predicted that the price of oil would be $56 per barrel this year. This new forecast says it will be five dollars higher at $61 and go up even more next year.Even at that price, the state will still have a gap of $2.3 billion between what it spends and what it raises. And the state doesn’t have that much money in the savings account it’s used in the past, the Constitutional Budget Reserve.State Division of Taxation Director Ken Alper said the state will have to draw from Alaska Permanent Fund earnings but that draw won’t be enough to close the gap.“We still have a deficit,” Alper said. “It’s just a little bit smaller. You know, it may be $300 to 500 million is what we need to cover after the use of the permanent fund.”The report projects the state will be have $256 million more in revenue this year and $212 million more next year. Oil production will be somewhat lower than previously projected this year – but slightly higher in future years.Lawmakers from the two majorities in the Legislature had different responses to the news.Anchorage Democratic Rep. Les Gara said higher oil prices don’t reduce the need for a long-term plan for the state budget that includes new revenue. Gara supports higher oil and gas taxes. He noted that oil companies don’t pay any production taxes on new fields’ first seven years of production.“The budget gap is phenomenal and we will be out of savings within a year if this Legislature does not get its act together to put together a budget plan that requires, maybe, oil companies to chip in,” Gara said. “Oil companies that are now paying no production taxes whatsoever. Can we afford to do that when the state is rearranging the chairs on the Titanic?”Eagle River Republican Sen. Anna MacKinnon responded to Gara’s call for higher oil taxes.“Well, I think that’s shocking,” MacKinnon said. “First of all, industry as well as the state has suffered through losses, per se, in investment dollars. And industry specifically has been bleeding and not receiving profits.”MacKinnon said the improved forecast supports the Senate’s position: to pass a plan to draw from permanent fund earnings now and to consider any remaining spending gap in the future.Correction: An earlier version of this story quoted Rep. Les Gara out of context and overgeneralized the comment’s scope. Gara’s statement about oil companies not paying production taxes was specifically about new fields during the first seven years of production, not oil companies generally.last_img read more


Randy Tobings Secret To Staying Relevant As An Influencer

first_imgRandy Tobing is one of the most renowned bloggers and influencers based out of Indonesia. He has made his name despite being from a country where blogging was not that popular. He has been breaking barriers and has proved that passion can take you to places if you have a steady goal and a dream to achieve.As he grew up, he was more influenced by Western culture. His great art of work is nothing but inspiration from his childhood experiences. Randy has been a big fashion and lifestyle lover. His love turned into a passion and that is when he came up with his own online brand named ‘Apostrophe Comma’ which initially sold sneakers and then expanded by selling several fashion and lifestyle products. The brand got a thumbs up from the people and later the brand collaborated with many celebrities and Instagram influencers which caught everyone’s eye.Talking about his journey as a blogger, Randy Tobing said, “Coming from the third world country is not an excuse. You can sell anything with branding, even a used plastic bag. Nowadays, if you have an internet connection, a laptop, and a smartphone, you can make a million dollars despite being a student in school.” Moreover, he even travelled as a business consultant to make people aware of the online business and why manufacturers and retailers must understand the power of Instagram and Facebook to boost their respective brands.With gaining a lot of momentum, Randy came up with ‘HYPE ON HYPE’, his another brand which not only captured everyone’s attention within Hypebeast community but also left the customers impressed with his impeccable art of designs.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more


Islamic Center of Jackson Heights to construct new mosque

first_imgThe future mosque. Photo : Jackson Heights PostA Jackson Heights Islamic congregation is planning to demolish its current mosque and replace it with a 3-story house of worship, New York based Jackson heights post reported.The Islamic Center of Jackson Heights, also known as Masjid Abu Huraira, filed permits to demolish its existing 2-story building at 78-04 31st Ave. Tuesday.“The center will demolish the current building, which is a residential-style structure, in order to make way for a more traditional mosque that can accommodate the center’s growing congregation,” the news outlet quoted mosque secretary Nobi Hossain as saying.The report said that the mosque also filed a demolition permit for a 1-story garage on the property.The newspaper said that the congregation includes many members of the Bangladeshi community. The mosque is near 74th Street in Jackson Heights, which is often referred to as “Little Bangladesh.”Bangladeshis are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in New York. In 2015, more than 40,000 lived in Queens compared to about 20,000 in 2009, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.This growth has played a part in the surge in new congregants-resulting in a shortage of space.People are often forced to pray outside of the mosque during services due to overcrowding, according to Hossain.“It’s very small,” Hossain was quoted as saying of the current building. “We do not have enough accommodation.”Many people have also moved to the area to be close to the mosque, Hossain said.The report said that Hossain was not sure when the mosque will be constructed, but that the project is “in process.”last_img read more


Moodys Warns Of Credit Impacts To Cities That Dont Gear Up For

first_img Listen 00:00 /03:59 Share X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: David J. Phillip/APHurricane Harvey dropped record rainfall on Houston neighborhoods like this one, near Addicks Reservoir.One of the nation’s biggest credit ratings agencies is warning about the economic consequences of climate change. It’s a timely warning for Houston: new studies have found that human-caused global temperature increases made Hurricane Harvey’s record rainfall more likely.As we’ve reported, Moody’s Investors Service is telling cities that if they don’t do enough to plan for, say, more Harvey-like storms in the future, their credit ratings could suffer. Lower credit ratings mean a city has to pay more to borrow money for things like roads and other big projects.Moody’s doesn’t explicitly address climate change when it’s coming up with ratings, but they do consider economic factors that are tied to things like sea level rise and more extreme weather, according to Moody’s analyst Michael Wertz.“For example, a tax base, an economy, financial position or debt profile, or an issuer’s approach to managing their physical assets,” he explained.“Physical assets,” as Houston knows well, could be increasingly damaged by flooding. The city’s economy is vulnerable to storm impacts on the ship channel or the refining sector. But Moody’s warning isn’t just about what the ratings agency calls those climate “shocks.”“What we’re paying attention to here is not just storm events, but any change related to climate risk, whether that be a short-term storm event or a long-term, incremental change in climate trends,” Wertz said.He added that investors and banks are increasingly paying attention to the issue. They’re looking at recent headlines about hurricanes and wildfires and wondering if it’s smart to continue putting money into those communities, if those events are only forecast to get worse.And they’re looking for action, said University of Houston economics professor Craig Pirrong.“Investors are going to be interested in more than the optics,” he said.Houston has a number of “green” initiatives meant to fight carbon emissions, from its electric city vehicle fleet to the 50 megawatts of renewable power it buys from a West Texas solar farm. Mayor Sylvester Turner is part of a national group of mayors that’s committed to the Paris Climate Agreement, even if the White House isn’t.Those efforts show the city acknowledging that it needs to confront the problem, but Pirrong said investors and the ratings agencies are going to very particular about deciding whether it’s enough.“They’re going to take a very sort of ‘dollars and cents’ view,” he said. “Is the city doing things or not doing things that will impact the economic vitality of the city, and thus its tax base and its ability to pay off the money it borrows?”“You want to act as quickly as possible,” said Lara Cottingham, Deputy Assistant Director at Houston’s Administration and Regulatory Affairs Department, and head of the city’s sustainability office. “But you also don’t want to just create a plan for a plan’s sake,” she said.Cottingham said Harvey has made city planners feel a more urgent need to do something to address Houston’s climate resiliency. She is helping development a comprehensive new “Climate Action Plan” that she said needs to be “meaningful and thoughtful.”“What will it take in the future for communities to remain economically viable and successful?” she said, noting some of the things planners are thinking about. “What do they need? Well, they need access to transportation. How does climate impact that?”Houston is hopeful this kind of planning, along with its participation in sustainability reporting efforts like the “Carbon Disclosure Project,” will ease any fears from the financial sector about the city’s future.“We are trying to do our best to benchmark, and to track, and show the improvements that we’re making,” she said.Houston’s credit remains in good shape, and it’s not like Moody’s or any other ratings agency plans to downgrade cities based on climate risks anytime soon. In fact, even after Harvey’s devastation, Houston’s rating remained the same.But, time is a factor: if cities like Houston don’t do more to address climate change, they run the eventual risk of slipping into a downward financial spiral, where credit reductions make it harder to borrow money to deal with the climate impacts that caused the reductions in the first place.last_img read more


GDP Growth Expands to 37 Percent for Second Q2 Estimate

first_img Gross Domestic Product Home Sales HOUSING U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis 2015-08-27 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Data, Government, Headlines, News, Secondary Market GDP Growth Expands to 3.7 Percent for Second Q2 Estimate Sharecenter_img The nation’s real gross domestic product (GDP) exceeded expectations in the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis’ second estimate for Q2 released Thursday, expanding at an annual rate of 3.7 percent—an increase from 2.3 percent growth reported in the BEA’s advance estimate for Q2 last month.Real GDP growth in Q2 is way up from a paltry 0.6 percent annual growth rate in Q1 and at 3.7 percent is now way ahead of forecasts for the remainder of 2015. But when all economic factors are considered, is the news all good?According to the BEA, the increase in real GDP estimate for Q2 reflects positive contributions from personal consumption expenditures (PCEs), exports, state and local government spending, nonresidential fixed investment, and private inventory investment. Imports, which are subtracted in the calculation of GDP, increased in Q2, according to the BEA.Q2’s real GDP growth is consistent with the positive news for most housing metrics as of late. Existing home sales are at pre-recession levels, and in the July 2015 pending home sales report released Thursday by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), pending home sales were up by 7.4 percent year-over-year. Affordability and tight inventory remain obstacles to home sales, however.”The GDP release today is very positive but most importantly because all components of the GDP showed strong improvement,” Trulia Chief Economist Selma Hepp said. “Also, the growth in all components suggest that we may be looking at a strong third quarter as well. In terms of housing, the economic improvement may actually put more pressure on affordability because we are still not seeing improvements in inventories. While job growth is generally strong, the wage growth is still lagging. We will see more wage pressures going forward which will help potential buyers’ purchasing power, but that process will be slow.””The GDP release today is very positive but most importantly because all components of the GDP showed strong improvement.”Measuring the housing market can be tricky this time of year because of the seasonality of the market, which can vary in different parts of the country, according to Realtor.com chief economist Jonathan Smoke. But housing has benefited from since the stock market recently entering correction mode on August 21 for the first time in four years, Smoke said.”While momentum remains strong, we are entering a slower time of year for demand,” Smoke said. “However, the recent stock market correction has produced a gift to the housing market in the form of lower mortgage rates and a window of time before rates move up again.”Amid the positive news for both GDP growth and housing, the question still looms large as to whether the Fed will raise interest rates at the next Federal Open Market Committee meeting, which will be September 16 and 17. Many are speculating that the turbulent stock market activity in the last week will cause the Fed to postpone raising rates. Earlier in the week, New York Fed president Bill Dudley said a September rate hike seemed “less compelling” now.”In lieu of good economic data, the looking question is what is going to happen to interest rates,” Hepp said. “I think the financial turmoil we saw over the last week is going to postpone Fed’s decision to do anything. This is good for consumers since their confidence was just shaken by the turmoil and increase in rates may further derail their decisions to enter the housing market.” August 27, 2015 401 Views last_img read more


Starwood has now finalised its sale of The Gritti

first_imgStarwood has now finalised its sale of The Gritti Palace in Venice to Nozul Hotels & Resorts, the owner of W Doha Hotel, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Jaidah Holdings for €105 million (approximately US$117 million).Starwood will continue to operate the hotel under The Luxury Collection brand flag under a new long-term management agreement.Adam Aron, CEO of Starwood on an interim basis, said, “As we said on our quarterly earning’s conference call on April 29th, Starwood reaffirmed our confidence that, as part of our asset light strategy, we would complete $800 million in hotel dispositions in the balance of 2015, while maintaining these hotels’ continued participation in the Starwood system. The sale of The Gritti Palace is an important and positive step toward achieving our 2015 target.”Built in 1525 as the private residence of Doge Andrea Gritti, The Gritti Palace has built a reputation as one of the world’s most iconic and luxurious hotels.Many of the property’s 82 rooms (including 21 suites) offer views of the Grand Canal and Santa Maria della Salute.The hotel, which joined The Luxury Collection brand in 1992, completed a significant restoration last May and features the world-renowned Club del Doge restaurant, Bar Longhi, and the Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Spa.13 May 2015last_img read more


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