South Park RPG is an epic quest all about fitting in

first_imgPrint magazine Game Informer has a cover feature on the upcoming South Park RPG, and the detail made available from that feature makes the game appear to be a properly ambitious effort with intense participation from the animated cartoon’s staff, including creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.The game, in development by Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas, Dungeon Siege III), is a true RPG with classes, turn-based combat, character customization, enemy encounters, collectible items, and a lot of the TV series’ characteristic humor. Despite previous South Park game releases, this is the first game where Parker and Stone will directly participate, including creating the game’s script and dialogue.The story follows the player’s customizable character, the new kid in town, and follows his quest to fit in and be accepted. Cartman will appear and let you specialize in one of five classes: wizard, paladin, adventurer, rogue, and a fifth class that’s allegedly made up by Cartman. The player will carry a smartphone, which holds a “Facebook-like app” showing a friend count and social standing with different cliques.Gameplay appears to be an amalgamation of other RPGs. The combat is said to be borrowed from the Paper Mario series while Final Fantasy‘s Materia system also works its way in. The game will be powered by the Dungeon Siege III engine. Enemy encounters will be visible in a nod to other great JRPGs including Chrono Trigger. There will also be a summon system, but no further details were given.In an interview with the magazine, Parker and Stone confess that they’re both avid gamers and strongly feel that an RPG is the right treatment for South Park. Their job will be to give the game the true South Park treatment. In one anecdote, the duo was showed a potential quest from Obsidian where the player fights a “giant bat boss” being ridden by Ike, the tiny baby. The two called out Obsidian for making a generic video game quest and instead suggested sending the player to the City Wok, a Chinese restaurant that often appears on the show, to retrieve an order of Kung Pow Chicken to better fit the South Park universe.The game has no release date yet, but is expected to appear on 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Check out the link below for a lot more detail.via NeoGAFlast_img read more

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Some Bathroom Hand Dryers are SuperGross Study Says

first_imgA new study in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology found that test plates that had been left under a hand dryer for 30 seconds gained at least 18 to 60 colonies of bacteria, while those that were simply left in the bathroom air for two minutes had fewer than one on average. This could be a strong indicator that these devices suck up and disperse pathogens.“Results indicate that many kinds of bacteria, including potential pathogens and spores, can be deposited on hands exposed to bathroom hand dryers, and that spores could be dispersed throughout buildings and deposited on hands by hand dryers,” the authors wrote. Plenty more research will be needed as it’s not entirely clear whether the dryers simply disperse dirty air or if something else is at work. The study authors did note that the bacteria on the nozzles of the dryers were minimal — indicating that dryers probably simply take already dirty air and help bacteria “stick” to the hands. “The more you move? The more bacteria stick,” lead author Peter Setlow told Business Insider. “And there are a lot of bacteria in bathrooms.”One way to reduce the bacterial load? Use dryers with HEPA filters. These reduce bacterial exposure by four times according to the study. Setlow, who is in his 70s, has since stopped using hand dryers altogether. “If I’m a person whose immune system is suppressed, I want to minimize my exposure to bacteria,” he said. Paper towels, while not the best for the environment, are the best for us. They dry your hands much, much more quickly, as well as carrying fewer baseline risks. Having wet hands is really the worst thing, as bacteria will be more likely to tag along. So, drying them faster and more completely (which paper towels do) is generally the more sanitary option.The more you know. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Abou Fafa To Raise Funds For Victims Today

first_imgBy Kebba JeffangRenowned Gambian musicians Abou and Fafa, will today Friday April 26th, hold a fundraising event at a local Hotel in Senegambia and part of the proceeds will be donated to victims of rape and abandoned children.The event also coincides with the celebration of the 10th year of music career and performance of the band.“In celebration of our ten year anniversary of playing music, we deem it fitting to give back to a worthy course in the form of a gala dinner. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Victim’s Center, where victims of rape of minors, abandoned babies and trauma victims are housed, and barely have enough to get by,” the artists told Foroyaa in a statement; that the idea was conceived and driven by fans and individual philanthropists.“In view of the above, Abou & Fafa and our fans, will organize the fundraising Gala as our newly released album will be featured with a live band performance during the night,” the statement added.The duo who were born in Banjul, are biological siblings who have shared interest in music.last_img read more

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Plugging in could become cheaper for Juneaus electric vehicle owners

first_imgTravis McCain plugs in his 2013 Nissan Leaf. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins, KTOO – Juneau)The price to plug in could become a little cheaper for electric vehicle owners in Juneau. That’s because the city’s privately-owned electric utility is trying to expand a program, aimed at shifting when those drivers juice their cars.Listen NowFor electric utilities, the twilight hours are a relatively quiet time.“The biggest thing that happens is people go to sleep so they’re not consuming energy at the same rate as they are when they’re awake,” Alec Mesdag explained. Mesdag is a director at Alaska Electric Light & Power (AEL&P).Mesdag said when you power down most of your household gadgets at night, it leaves open an energy window. Essentially, there’s just not as much of a drain from the grid. So, it’s a perfect time to plug in the city’s growing number of electric vehicles.About six years ago, the utility came up with a pilot project for 10 electric vehicle owners to incentivize twilight charging. Drivers charging their cars after 10 p.m. would receive a cheaper rate.“It took a while to get started,” Mesdag said. “Then, once we saw those ten customers fill in, it wasn’t very long before I had twice as many people contact me about getting into the program, but it was already full.”In 2013, it’s estimated there were about nine fully electric vehicles on Juneau’s roads. That number has now ballooned to about 80, and it’s expected to increase even more — with the cars becoming more affordable.Last week, the utility filed a request with Regulatory Commission of Alaska or RCA to expand the pilot project.“We want to shift when people charge their vehicles,” Mesdag said. “So that we don’t create a situation where we have too many people.”Mesdag said forming those habits now, reduces the risk the utility will have to build costly infrastructure later — as electric vehicles start to become the new norm.Mesdag expects the average owner who signs up could save about $10 a month in the summer to charge their vehicle.“And then in the wintertime, it will be about $12 to $13,” Mesdag said.If approved by the RCA, the utility will began offering the new rate structure to electric vehicle owners in early 2017.last_img read more

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UP man wanted in murder and extortion cases killed in encounter

first_imgMuzaffarnagar: A person wanted in murder, robbery, extortion, and over two dozen criminal cases was gunned down in an encounter by a team of Special Task Force (STF), UP Police here in Meerapur on Tuesday. The accused, identified as Adesh was carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head. According to STF, UP Police, Adesh was imprisoned in the Baghpat prison when gangster Munna Bajrangi alias Prem Prakash was shot dead by a fellow inmate last year.last_img

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Akriti Kakars new single A fusion of Soch Sakhiyaan and Soch Na

first_imgAkriti KakarPR HandoutSinger-composer Akriti Kakar has always managed to keep her fans happy with her concept, ‘You choose, I sing’. She is now ready to impress her fans once again with her new single, a fusion of ‘Soch, Sakhiyaan and Soch Na Sake’ based on the most popular request across her social media. Her last single ‘Chitta Kukkad & Baghe Vich’ was loved by one and all.When she was asked to shed some details of her upcoming single, Akriti said “All my followers have been requesting for these songs and I’ve waited to put them together in a way that it’s justified to the song. I wanted to Keep the treatment of the songs as organic as possible and in the same family as the other songs that I have videos on my YouTube channel. All my music listeners expect and appreciate the fact that the nature of music is not Digital and all live played together like olden times.”Akriti will soon be entertaining her fans with a new Bengali song called Madhubala, composed by Arko Pravo Mukherjee in a film by Jeet the superstar.last_img read more

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Work on development plan for 20212041 underway PM

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at a reception hosted in her honour by the Bangladeshi community in Sydney. Photo: Focus Bangla Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her government began works to formulate plans and action programmes to transform Bangladesh into a developed country during a set timeframe from 2021 to 2041.”We have started to devise the plan how we want to develop Bangladesh and how we want to look Bangladesh from 2021 to 2041,” she told a reception hosted in her honour by the Bangladeshi community in Sydney.Sheikh Hasina said implementation of various short, mid and long term development plans kept Bangladesh on a process of rapid advancement earning the country’s eligibility to become a developing country.Bangladesh, she said, by now achieved its development targets required for next six years to keep its status as a developing country and “now we are engaged in devising our plans to become a developed country by 2041″.”Bangladesh would be a developed and prosperous country by 2041 and we are taking all steps and plans to materialise the vision,” the PM said.Awami League’s Australia chapter organised the reception at Sydney’s Sofitel Hotel Saturday evening marking the visit of Sheikh Hasina, also the party president, to join the Global Women’s Summit-2018 which conferred her Global Women’s Leadership Award for the year as well.The PM urged everybody to remain careful so the war criminals, killers and the forces having no faith in country’s development could never come to power and nothing could dislodge Bangladesh from its ongoing development process.Sheikh Hasina urged the expatriate Bangladeshis to always remain careful about the country’s dignity saying “Wherever you live, you have to work with patriotism to uphold the country’s honour which we have earned at the cost of blood”.”We have to pay homage to millions of martyrs through materialising the dream of the father of the nation Bangabandbhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to build a hunger and poverty free Bangladesh,” she said.Bangabandhu’s younger daughter and PM’s sister Sheikh Rehana was present at the reception while foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali and state minister for women and children affairs Meher Afroj Chumki also spoke on the occasion.Leaders of different chapters of Australian Awami League as well as professional and cultural organisations greeted Sheikh Hasina with flowers at the beginning of the event.Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh could have attained the status of a developing country in ten years after independence if Bangabandhu was alive.”Bangabandhu had taken steps to stamp out poverty and presented people a prosperous life. But the post-1975 rulers pushed the country towards destruction as they had no faith in country’s independence,” she said.She said Bangabandhu during his three-and-a-half-year tenure had shaped well the country’s economy, reconstructing the war-ravaged Bangladesh. “It surprises us when we think about the huge task he had done for the country during his short period in office. After his assassination Bangladesh had gone backward in all areas,” she said.Sheikh Hasina said Ziaur Rahman was the first ruler responsible for destroying the spirit of liberation war and creating an elite and corrupt group to cling to power. As a result Bangladesh was turned into a nation of beggars, she said, adding all other illegal and military rulers followed his footsteps, she said.Sheikh Hasina said unbridled corruption of Khaleda Zia for five consecutive years made Bangladesh a corrupt country. American and Singaporean intelligence agencies unearthed the corruption, she said.The prime minister said Bangladesh Awami League is an organisation, established by Bangabandhu, liberated the country. But, Zia and his wife left no stone unturned to erase the name of Bangabandhu, Awami League, historic 7 March speech and all documents and symbols of independence, she added.”But, nobody can suppress the truth and recognition of UNESCO to Bangabandhu’s historic speech on 7 March 1971 was a glaring example,” she said.Sheikh Hasina said she returned home in 1981 after six years in exile at a time when people of Bangladesh were passing through a difficult period and the county was reeling under the reign of killers.Unequivocal support of the people and enormous sacrifices of leaders and workers of Awami League made it possible for her to come back home despite repeated attempts on her life, she said.”I was never afraid of their threats and I continued my work for the welfare of the people by building Bangladesh in line with the spirit of the liberation war,” she said.Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh witnessed a massive development in 1996 when Awami League came to power after 21 years of Bangabandhu’s killing.”Today the country is reaping the benefits of development works being implemented since 2008″, she said.Listing the successes of Bangladesh in different socioeconomic areas, the prime minister said combating terrorism was the foremost task on which her government had attached priority to make a fair society.Criticising BNP, the PM said BNP ruled the country like Pakistani rulers after coming to power in 2001. The party had established a reign of terror resorting to killings and corruption, she said.Sheikh Hasina said BNP did not take part in the 2014 election and preferred destroying country’s democratic system. In the name of demonstration, they went on a rampage and destruction all over the country, killing and injuring innocent people through arson attacks, she added.Expressing her government’s steadfast stand against corruption, the prime minister said the corruption allegation against the Padma Bridge project as raised by the World Bank proved false and fabricated in the Canadian court.”World Bank’s ill motive to brand us as corrupt guided us not to take a single Taka from them and build the mega project with our own finance,” she said adding that none thought that the project could be implemented without World Bank’s money.Sheikh Hasina said she joined politics to serve the people, not to make fortune.”My father liberated the country and made sacrifice throughout his whole life for the people of this country….. My duty is to build Bangladesh in a way Bangabandhu showed us,” she said.She thanked common people and expatriate citizens of Bangladesh for their overwhelming support to her government to build the Padma Bridge with its own finance.Sheikh Hasina highly appreciated Australia’s role in development of Bangladesh saying many political leaders of Australia had given immense support to our liberation war and it was the first developed country acknowledged Bangladesh as an independent state on 31 January, 1972.Australia also played a great contribution to rebuild war-ravaged Bangladesh, including extending food support and others, she said adding that Bangladesh is enjoying an excellent relation with Australia since its independence.last_img read more

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Gamefly spends more shipping games every month than 100 of income

first_imgIf you’re a gamer, you’ve probably heard of Gamefly. If you haven’t, here it is in a nutshell: it’s Netflix for video games. For a monthly fee, gamers can rent games which are delivered by the US Postal Service; when they’re done with them, they just mail them back. Gamefly mails out about over a million games a month. With that amount of shipping, you’d think that Gamefly must have a special deal inked with the USPS to deliver their games cheaply and efficiently… but they don’t, and Gamefly’s failure to get such a deal inked has them writing to the Postal Regulatory Commission for resolution.AdChoices广告Gamefly wants the US Postal Service to allow them to pay the same amount of shipping that Netflix pays. Why is this such a pressing issue for them? It’s more than just about maximizing profits: according to a letter sent anonymously to Ars Technica, Gamefly is currently spending more shipping discs every month than they are making in subscriber fees.“At the company’s current volume of approximately 1.2 million shipments per month, the difference between the two-ounce flat rate of $1.05 that GameFly must pay to avoid automated letter processing for most of its DVD mailers, and the one-ounce letter rate of $0.44 that Netflix pays to avoid automated letter processing of return mailers, amounts to about $730,000,” wrote Gamefly in a complaint. “This amount represents more than 100 percent of GameFly’s monthly net income in 2011.”While Gamefly characterizes the issue as one in which Netflix gets preferential treatment over their own service, the fact of the matter is that Netflix discs are mailed in packages that are brightly colored to assist in manual sorting, they’re lighter than GameFly mailers, and Netflix operates at a much higher volume than the game rental service.While the issue is more complicated than GameFly wants to admit, one thing’s for sure: either GameFly figures a way to minimize shipping costs, or the company is going to fold. You might want to capitalize on your subscription while you can.Read more at Ars Technicalast_img read more

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Unity introduces guiding Principles for ethical AI to promote responsible use of

first_imgThe Unity team announced guidelines to Ethical AI, last week, to promote more responsible use of Artificial Intelligence for its developers, community, and the company. Unity’s guide to Ethical AI comprises six guiding AI principles. Unity’s six guiding AI principles Be unbiased This principle focuses on designing AI tools in a way that complements the human experience in a positive way. To achieve this, it is important to take into consideration all types of diverse human experiences that can, in turn, lead to AI complementing experiences for everybody. Be Accountable This principle puts an emphasis on keeping in mind the potential negative consequences, risks, and dangers of the AI tools while building them. It focuses on assessing the factors that might cause “direct or indirect harm” so that they can be avoided. This ensures accountability. Be fair This principle focuses on ensuring that the kind of AI tools developed does not interfere with “normal, functioning democratic systems of government”. So, the development of an AI tool that can lead to the suppression of human rights (such as free expression), as defined by the Universal Declaration, should be avoided. Be responsible This principle stresses the importance of developing products responsibly. It ensures that AI developers don’t take undue advantage of the vast capabilities of AI while building a product. Be Honest This principle focuses on building trust among the users of a technology by being clear and transparent about the product so that they can better understand its purpose. This, in turn, will lead to users making better and more informed decisions regarding the product. Be Trustworthy This principle emphasizes the importance of protecting the AI derived user data. “Guard the AI derived data as if it were handed to you by your customer directly in trust to only be used as directed under the other principles found in this guide” reads the Unity blog. “We expect to develop these principles more fully and to add to them over time as our community of developers, regulators, and partners continue to debate best practices in advancing this new technology. With this guide, we are committed to implementing the ethical use of AI across all aspects of our company’s interactions, development, and creation”, says the Unity team. For more information, check out the official Unity blog post. Read Next EPIC’s Public Voice Coalition announces Universal Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence (UGAI) at ICDPPC 2018 Teaching AI ethics – Trick or Treat? SAP creates AI ethics guidelines and forms an advisory panellast_img read more

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Universal Orlando unveils new dedicated support resources for travel agents

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share ORLANDO — Universal Orlando Resort is launching its first-ever customer service team dedicated exclusively to travel agents, with the option for agents to reach UOR reps via online chat and text. The theme park company is the latest in a growing list of travel suppliers announcing major investments into their travel agent booking channels.UOR says its highly-trained team will provide agents “with more support and resources than ever before, reinforcing Universal Orlando’s commitment to the travel agent community”.The all-new resources include a dedicated call centre team, a responsive text message service and a live online chat feature – all created to offer convenient, multi-platform assistance to travel agent partners whenever and wherever they need it.UOR says the new communication options add to the existing tools available to travel agents and are specifically designed to better assist in creating the ultimate Universal Orlando vacation experience for their clients:Call Centre Team for Travel AgentsThis team is dedicated to assisting travel agent partners with bookings and questions about products at Universal Orlando. This team will ensure that agents receive answers promptly in order to create an experience that meets the needs of their clients before, during and after their vacation. Travel agents can contact the team today by calling: 1-800-224-3838.More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”Live Online Chat for Travel AgentsThe most instant communication method for travel agents is the ability to access a representative via a mobile-friendly chat feature on VAXVacationAccess.com, Universal Orlando’s travel agent vacation package booking website. Agents can chat real-time with a representative as they navigate the booking engine. Representatives are available to answer any questions, discuss pricing, offer suggestions on vacation package options, and more.Text Message Service for Travel AgentsAnother communication capability now available to travel agents is the ability to text a representative once payment of their client’s vacation package has processed. The text service is the perfect method for simple or even last minute questions to be answered in a timely fashion. When final payment is applied, travel agents will receive a code enabling the text message service.For hours of operation and additional information on the new communication resources, travel agents should visit UniversalTravelAgents.com.UOR reminds the trade that travel agents who register at UniversalTravelAgents.com have access to exclusive tools such as training modules, marketing collateral, vacation packages and offers, tickets and enhancements and more.More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesTravel Agents can also join the recently launched Universal Orlando Travel Professionals Facebook group to receive the latest news, updates and more.Universal Orlando’s theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, are home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley, and much more. Universal Orlando’s third park, Universal’s Volcano Bay, a new water theme park experience, opened in May 2017.Universal’s on-site resort hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, feature a total of 5,600 rooms. There’s also Universal CityWalk offering dining and entertainment. Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Tags: Education, Theme Parks & Attractions, Universal Studios Universal Orlando unveils new dedicated support resources for travel agentslast_img read more

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Flight Centre Independent agents Discover the Undiscovered in Tulum

first_imgFlight Centre Independent agents ‘Discover the Undiscovered’ in Tulum Posted by Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Tags: Flight Centre, Sphere Travelweek Group center_img The recently-rebranded Flight Centre Independent host agency division is not just a Canadian focus, but also a global focus for Flight Centre, says Flight Centre Founder Graham ‘Skroo’ Turner. “Flight Centre as a whole are right behind our Independent Agents and they’re going to be a very, very important part of our future,” said Turner.Last month Flight Centre Independent agents were hosted by Air Transat and AMResorts for their annual conference and gala awards. The theme for this year’s conference was ‘Welcome To The Jungle: Discover The Undiscovered’ with FCI agents in attendance exposed to new product, new systems and new information about their businesses and the Flight Centre Independent (formerly Flight Centre Associates) brand as a whole.FCI agents are having fun with the new name, nicknaming themselves ‘Indies’ in recent months, says FCI General Manager Lee Zanello.Flight Centre Independent attendees at FCI’s annual conferenceAs a result, he says, FCI support staff couldn’t help but have some fun of their own when planning this year’s conference and gala awards. “We had already been working with the jungle theme for the last ten months,” says Zanello. “It was a perfect fit to throw in the Indiana Jones references.”Agents donned Indiana Jones fedoras throughout the week and earning ‘Indy Bucks’ and ‘Snake Idols’ for participating in various aspects of conference.The money and idols then factored into a Survivor-style auction at the end of the week where over $10,000 of trips and prizes were given away.“The support we are seeing from the company both nationally and globally is unprecedented,” says Zanello, “and this only means more investment, more resources and more support for our Independent Agents.”FCI says its support-to-agent ratio is 10:1 and with the new introduction of the Regional Leader role at this year’s conference, support is getting stronger at the local level.“Our Regional Leaders are the Independent way to run with Flight Centre’s time-tested philosophy around Family, Village and Tribe groupings,” says Zanello. “Within this structure, support truly is everywhere and our six new Regional Leaders will only add to that.”Over the course of the week agents took in shows, fine dining and had the opportunity to build relationships with many of Flight Centre’s preferred tour partners, an area where many agents were wanting and needing more training, notes Zanello.There was also a lot to celebrate as a mock wedding evening turned into a celebration of an agent’s recent 25-year wedding anniversary with her partner, who was also present, and the week started with one agent receiving (and accepting) a wedding proposal of her own.Top agents from the previous fiscal year were also recognized and agents who contribute positively to the culture of FCI were honoured in the evening’s top awards.Attendees also heard that Flight Centre Independent Agents are now not only eligible for the annual Preferred All-Stars Trip – an all-expenses paid trip for the top agents who support Flight Centre’s Preferred Partner strategy – but several spots are also open to attend Flight Centre’s Global Gathering taking place in Berlin next July. Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Builder Confidence Ends Growth Streak in October

first_imgBuilder Confidence Ends Growth Streak in October October 16, 2014 484 Views Share in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Newscenter_img The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) index of builder sentiment fell in October, ending a four-month streak of gains that resulted in a nine-year peak.The group’s Housing Market Index, a measure of homebuilder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes, lost five points in this month’s reading, bringing it to 54. An index value above 50 indicates market perceptions are more positive than negative.”We are seeing a return to the mid-50s index level trend established earlier in the summer, which is in line with the gradual pace of the housing recovery,” said NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly.All three index components lost ground in October, led by six-point declines in both the gauge of current single-family sales (to 57) and the gauge of traffic from prospective buyers (to 41). The index measuring sales expectations in the next six months slipped three points, meanwhile, falling to 64.Despite the all-around decline, NAHB’s chief economist, David Crowe, remains optimistic.”While there was a dip this month, builders are still positive about the housing market,” Crowe said. “[H]istorically low mortgage interest rates, steady job gains, and significant pent up demand all point to continued growth of the housing market.”Month-to-month, confidence declined in all four census regions, led by an eight-point drop in the Midwest to a reading of 53. The Northeast saw the smallest decline—two points to a reading of 40—while the South and Midwest posted moderate decreases.Looking at the three-month moving average, each region’s index was little changed. Both the Northeast and Midwest remained flat in October at 41 and 59, respectively, while the West lost a single point to settle to 57. Meanwhile, the South reported the only increase, a two-point gain to 58. Confidence Homebuilders National Association of Home Builders New Home Sales 2014-10-16 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

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first_img by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 13, 2018 11:05 am PDT Last Updated Aug 13, 2018 at 11:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This combination photo shows singer Justin Bieber at the Cannes festival palace in Cannes, southeastern France on Nov. 7, 2015, left, and model Hailey Baldwin at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 20, 2018. Justin Bieber fans flooded social media with photos of the popstar and his fiancee Hailey Baldwin spending time in his southern Ontario hometown over the weekend. The fan site Justin Bieber News tweeted several photos of the duo meeting fans and checking out local hangouts, including a Tim Hortons restaurant in Stratford, Ont., and an ice cream shop in Shakespeare, Ont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin spotted over the weekend in Stratford, Ont.center_img STRATFORD, Ont. – Justin Bieber fans flooded social media with photos of the pop star and his fiancee Hailey Baldwin spending time in his southern Ontario hometown over the weekend.The fan site Justin Bieber News tweeted several photos of the duo meeting fans and checking out local hangouts, including a Tim Hortons restaurant in Stratford, Ont., and an ice cream shop in Shakespeare, Ont.Stratford Mayor Dan Mathieson (@Danmathieson) tweeted a photo of Bieber at a children’s lemonade stand, thanking the star for stopping by.The famous couple announced their engagement in July.Back then, Mathieson said the city was prepared to host the “Sorry” singer’s wedding, if he decided to hold it there.last_img read more

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Hellenic posts €2959m net ninemonth profit

first_imgHellenic Bank said Wednesday it recorded a net profit of €295.9m in the first nine months of the year, including negative goodwill of €297.9m from the acquisition of certain parts of the former co-operative bank.Excluding the negative goodwill and non-recurring elements relating to the acquisition, profit before provisions was €23m in the third quarter of the year, compared with €9.2m the previous quarter.The lender’s Non-performing exposures ratio dropped in Q3 to 25.6 per cent, from 51.6 per cent in Q2. The net NPEs to assets ratio fell from 12 per cent to 4 per cent.Common Equity Tier 1 was 18.2 per cent while its capital adequacy ratio reached 20.9 per cent, taking into account a €150m fully underwritten capital raise, expected to be completed by March 2019.“Our profitability and resulting capital position further safeguards our depositors and creates shareholder value,” Hellenic Bank CEO Yiannis Matsis said. “The acquisition of ex CCB strengthens our business model and propels the Bank into consistent, healthy profitability.”Following the acquisition of the CCB, Hellenic is now the leading Retail Bank on the island with market share in household deposits of 39 per cent and market share in household loans of 30 per cent. You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityWe protect our home with earthquake insuranceCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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A month later the 49-year-old grandfather and surfer had traded his paintbrush and board for a rifle and was inside Syria.74% lower than the original proposal of N651. Donald J. to destroy a work of art"The tour kicked off at a grassy unmowed field next to Centennial Park on South Fifth Street It would be a fine place for construction argued park proponent CT Marhula Standing at his side Weaver suggested alternate locations such as the site of the Alerus drive-thru bank on DeMers Avenue the parking lot near the Edgewood Building the site of the soon-to-be-replaced water treatment plant or the corner of DeMers and Fourth StreetThe tour next went to the alley behind Browning Arts where Marhula argued that dumpsters delivery vehicles and traffic from residents would be hard to squeeze into the area The view he said moments later from a nearby fire escape would be of an alleywayMarhula said he did not know owners’ plans for many of the properties adding that he knows the corner of DeMers and Fourth is being considered by JLG Architects as a future site for offices Owners of the plot of land near Centennial Park were unable to be reached for comment Marhula said he had "worked with a licensed real estate agent to engage" with the owner but declined to say moreAnd as the tour concluded Weaver expressed concern for the future of the artwork and is concerned she hasn’t seen a clearer plan for what will happen to itWeaver and others have been working hard to get the word out Grand Forks is dotted with yard signs—and even billboards—urging voters to preserve Arbor Park on June 20 But proponents of development are hard at work too Perhaps most notable is the "Vote No to Grow" campaign headquartered at the Downtown Development Association’s offices The local Chamber the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corp and the Empire Arts Center have also announced their support for constructionThey argue the park was only ever built as a placeholder for future development and now that it’s attracted a construction plan it’s important to bring more residents and more density to support the downtown area When will the city have an opportunity for $7 million in development again they ask and what would scuttling the project at Arbor Park mean for the community’s credibility with future developersWeaver and Marhula remain unconvinced Not only is the park an attraction and an economic asset it’s worth preserving in its own right"They’re looking at this in a different way from the way we’re looking at it" Weaver said "I’m not saying they don’t love art but they are business people and they tend to think in a different way from the way we do . just before Rosfeld decided to shoot.Little could empathize.A wet spring and early summer delayed the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system “It is our prayer that for Allah to bless him with patriotic ministers and advisers to enable him to succeed in the fighting corruption as well as take the country to the next level. Prof. 28, When you add talent to that.

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