US home sales and asking prices dive

first_img alison.lock More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Monday 21 March 2011 10:39 am US home sales and asking prices dive Share Tags: NULL whatsappcenter_img Sales of previously owned US homes fell unexpectedly sharply in February and prices touched their lowest level in nearly nine years, implying a housing market recovery is still a long off.The National Association of Realtors has reported that sales fell 9.6 per cent mont-on-month to an annual rate of 4.88 million units, snapping three straight months of gains. The percentage decline was the largest since July 2010.Economists polled by Reuters had expected February sales to fall four per cent to a 5.15 million-unit pace from the previously reported 5.36 million unit rate in January, which was revised slightly up to 5.4 million.The median home price dropped 5.2 per cent in February from a year earlier to $156,100 (£96,100), the lowest since April 2002.“If the price declines persist, even with the job market recovery, that could hamper recovery in the housing market,” said NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun.Compared with February last year, sales were down 2.8 per cent.Oversupply of homes and a relentless wave of foreclosures are pressuring prices, holding back recovery in the sector, whose collapse helped to tip the US economy into its worst recession since the 1930s.Foreclosures and short sales, which typically occur below market value, accounted for 39 per cent of transactions in February, up from 37 per cent the prior month. All-cash purchases made up a record 33 per cent of transactions in February.Sales last month fell across the board, with multifamily dwellings and single-family home units both dropping ten per cent. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedialast_img read more

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Michigan lawmakers resume igaming push

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Michigan lawmakers resume igaming push 8th March 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US Michigan Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting DFS Lawmakers in the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives have launched new bids to legalise online gaming in the state, following the eleventh-hour veto of legislation by former Governor Rick Snyder in late 2018.Democrat Senator Curtis Hertel has filed SB0189, while Republican Representative Brandt Iden (pictured), whose 2018 bills were vetoed by Snyder, has filed H4311 in the lower chamber.Iden’s bill appears to be almost identical to his 2018 proposal, with tribal and commercial casinos eligible for igaming licences, and the Division of Internet Gaming to be created to regulate the sector. Licences would cover poker, table games and online slots, and the Division would have the option to allow online sports betting.The venues would be charged a $100,000 (£76,500/€89,100) fee for their licence application, then a $200,000 fee for the actual licence. Successful applicants would then be taxed 8% of gross gaming revenue, with commercial casinos to pay an additional 1.25% of GGR to the municipality in which it is based.The city in which the licensee is based will receive 30% of tax revenue, to be used for programmes to improve quality of life for citizens, with 5% invested in the State School Aid Fund. A further 5% would go to the Michigan Transportation Fund, and 5% would also go to the Michigan Agriculture Equine Industry Development Fund.The remaining 55% would go to the Internet Gaming Fund, crated through the bill, with $1m of this total to go to the Michigan Compulsive Gaming Prevention Fund, and the remainder to be used to cover regulatory costs.The original incarnation of the bill was approved by the Michigan House and Senate, only to fall at the final hurdle when Snyder rejected the legislation, citing concerns about the impact of expanded gambling on the state lottery.However the state’s former Senate Majority Leader Mike Kowall suggested in January that new Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer may be more amenable to legalising igaming.Hertel’s bill, the Michigan Gaming Control and Revenue Act, amends the state’s existing gambling regulations to reflect the framework set out by Iden. It also amends the statute of limitations for those charged with a gambling-related misdemeanour, in what appears to be a reversal of so-called ‘bad actor clauses’ used to block companies active in the US market from 2006 from entering.Those that have been convicted by a state, or a local ordinance within a state, will still be eligible for a licence, provided the offence took place more than five years before the application is filed.Both bills are “tie-barred” to proposals to regulate fantasy sports in the state, meaning their passage would also result in the passage of fantasy controls. Each bill has been referred to their legislative chamber’s Committees on Regulatory Reform for further scrutiny.Image: Michigan House Republicans Tags: Fantasy Sports Mobile Online Gambling Email Address Lawmakers in the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives have launched new bids to legalise online gaming in the state, following the eleventh-hour veto of legislation by former Governor Rick Snyder in late 2018.last_img read more

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easyJet share price: would I buy this cheap UK share now?

first_imgeasyJet share price: would I buy this cheap UK share now? Manika Premsingh | Thursday, 19th November, 2020 | More on: EZJ Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Manika Premsingh owns shares of easyJet. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Cheap UK shares like Rolls-Royce, easyJet (LSE: EZJ) and IAG have seen eye-popping price increases since last week when the broad stock market rally started. The bulk of the increase was seen at the very start of the stock market run-up. Rolls-Royce was the biggest single day gainer, with a 44% rise, followed by easyJet with a 36% uptick and finally IAG, with a 26% hike. With progress made on the all-important coronavirus vaccine, these companies are far more likely to benefit than any firm whose business wasn’t affected as badly by the pandemic.How likely is a turnaround in performance? If their performances turn around in the coming days and months, I feel these cheap UK shares are starting to look at least like they’re worthy of investor consideration. But the key question is this: just how likely are they to turn around?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Let me focus on the big picture here. I think it’s quite likely that the world will now have a better handle on the coronavirus with not one, but two, companies having reported thumping success in vaccine trials. There’s still some distance to cover before the vaccines become available, however. Even if we assume that all goes well, it will be some time before enough people are vaccinated. How much can EZJ turnaround?I reckon we’ll be well into 2021 by the time that happens. So we’re looking at a few months at least before airlines and their suppliers are back in business. That’s all very well, but I think there’s one more point to consider. How much will they be back in business? There are two reasons I ask this. One, is that I think before we put Covid-19 behind us for good, lockdowns will be lifted and government support to business will reduce. As a result, there may be some hit to business and following from that, to business travel. This adds to the fact that some business travel demand may be lost for good. That comes as working from home and Zoom meetings have become the new normal for companies around the world.My second reason is that even holiday travel will probably be muted in the coming months as consumers are likely to stay conservative about spending in a weak economy. I would imagine that aviation companies will struggle for some time. In fact, considering that they’ve suffered enormously during the pandemic, even if good times were to return with a bang, they would take time to get out of a financial funk. So realistically speaking, I think it will be a few years before EZJ is back in peak health.What I do expect, however, is to see increases in share prices as the news flow becomes positive for travel firms. As an example, consider the easyJet share price. The budget airline just reported its first ever loss. Its share price fell, but still remains well above the levels seen even in early November. It’s a cheap UK share, with improving prospects. I’ve already bought the share, now I’m considering loading up.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

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Too Much, Too Soon: The French gateway for South African rugby talent

first_img Collapse LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Too Much, Too Soon: the strain on young… Homeland: The flag of South Africa (Getty Images) Joins Edinburgh straight from school. Eligible for Scotland in five years. Other countries are at this caper, but it’s wrong. https://t.co/cJvejzBPlZ— Tom English (@TEnglishSport) March 5, 2020 Too Much, Too Soon: The French gateway for South African rugby talentBefore we get to the logistics or even just the opportunity facing young South Africans abroad, agent Anthony Johnson of Le Cap Sports lets us in on something.“I spoke to one Top 14 club last year, around April, and they were talking about bringing across kids two years before finishing school,” the France-based South African explains. “They thought that coming to do their last two years of school in France would mean them becoming JIFF from the day they leave school.”Johnson points out the above scheme would not actually work. But it is telling that an elite coach would try to figure out a work-around with JIFF (Joueurs Issus des Filières de Formation).You may have heard of the JIFF system – the one that drives a hunt for French-qualified youngsters of which clubs need a minimum number in their squads. It has put a premium on talent reared on Gallic lands.Related: Find out about ‘Too Much, Too Soon’ in our new magWell there is also RIF now, too. Réforme des Indemnités de Formation (or Training/Academy Compensation Reform). Ostensibly, amateur and pro clubs that played a role in producing an elite player will be compensated – via FFR – for that job, with a monetary value put on the time spent rearing a player from junior stages to their first pro deal. So a crude illustration of this would be a kid playing from eight in a town where a Federale 1 club is king, then moves to another Fed 1 team, later joins a ProD2 academy, then takes a second year with a Top 14 academy and then does a third year before France U20 caps arrive, leading to a handful of T14 games.Each stage of that journey will be given a points value of X – each Fed 1 year has a points value, so does the time with the U20, then the final academy years too… In the end they come up with a points tally that has a corresponding monetary value. Too Much, Too Soon: the strain on young referees Expand Too Much, Too Soon: the strain on young refereescenter_img According to Johnson, who is RFU-registered as well as with SARU, we have seen South African unions try to tie kids down to commitments just as early. And with many talented kids coming out of boarding schools, moving abroad is not unfathomable.However, while he does not see teams or scouts looking at foreign prospects younger than 16, as it’s harder to plot their development, he adds: “The difficulty often in bringing those players over, with the UK in particular, is the academy contracts for these kids out of school are tiny. You get kids getting £500 a month.“If you have family in the UK it’s easier – you have a house to go back to and so on. But if you’re coming from South Africa and have no one in the UK, £500 is not going to work. Just from a survival point of view. So you’ve just got to be really sure on the kids you bring across.“French clubs on the other hand give accommodation, salaries, meals; they basically make sure the kid survives. And if it’s a really good kid and a big club, they can come in for €1.5k-, €2k-a-month.”We can talk about the financial incentives for youngsters and their families in a second, however Johnson also feels we need to be aware of the bottleneck currently happening in South African youth structures.How many will make it?: The Boks U20 last summer (Getty Images)South Africa has changed their whole set-up. This season sees a salary cap and squad-size cap arrive. That’s 45 senior players, with a squad value limited to 60m Rand (around £3m) – and there is chatter about reducing that to 55m R.At smaller unions – the second division Currie Cup sides – budgets are slashed to the extent that many are only contracting players for six months of the year. Effectively a lot have become semi-professional. It cannot happen overnight, but there are significantly fewer full-time spots in the country.Also, there is now no U19 tournament this season and the U21 competition is set to be scrapped next term, meaning that only the U20 competition will remain for unions, with the Varsity Cup left for outsiders. So while there has been a drop-off in numbers already, there are set to be even fewer opportunities for kids to play – and unions have already signed players thinking that U21 competition was going to remain.Related: University Challenge with the Varsity CupNow young, ambitious South African players just outside of a slowly shrinking system must ask themselves: do I look overseas or do I just stop playing?Furthermore, there is something just as big at play, according to Johnson. He adds: “In South Africa there are a lot of people with fears (for the future of the country) and the reality is that they will see this as a way out for their kid and to possibly get a foreign passport or earn a foreign currency.“So depending on who you are, it could be a good opportunity for not just an individual but a whole family. These kids aren’t going to earn big money now but if they come over and do really well, they could potentially earn lots of money in years to come.”While you may disagree with the practice of scouring foreign schools and snatching up teenagers, you must also acknowledge that the choice to move can be a very attractive one to someone in the South African system. Too Much, Too Soon: Harry Robinson on preparing… Too Much, Too Soon: Harry Robinson on preparing for the future Say it’s €300,000. For the next ten years whoever has him now has to pay €30,000 a season to have him in their squad, and that money gets divided up for the clubs who developed him. Oh yeah, but according to Johnson if a foreigner comes in, despite not being developed in France, the union will still receive a flat fee – otherwise you could sign a huge contingent of overseas talent as they would be much cheaper to take on.Which means there can be a few head-spinning details to consider for elite clubs that know they must have younger players on the books and in match-day squads.But elsewhere in Europe, the idea of signing project players directly from South African schools has also caused consternation. This month Edinburgh announced that centre Jordan Venter would come straight out of the Paul Roos Gymnasium school and hop on a plane to Scotland for next season. Too Much, Too Soon: Harry Robinson on preparing for the future You can read our original special report – Too Much, Too Soon – in the current issue of Rugby World magazine. Please follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Rugby agent Anthony Johnson talks us through the big life decisions facing ambitious young talents. Part of our ‘Too Much, Too Soon’ series.last_img read more

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Ribbon-cutting opens part of Wekiva Parkway

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! TAGSWekiva Parkway Previous articleMurphy Bill to empower small businesses passes US HouseNext articleEvery new movie and TV show coming to Netflix in August Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From the Wekiva Parkway Facebook PageThursday morning will mark the official opening of part of the Wekiva Parkway. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held to open the first five miles north of U.S. Highway 441 to Kelly Park Road. Those wishing to attend the 9 a.m. ceremony must enter the Wekiva Parkway at the Kelly Park Road interchange, head south and then head south to the Belgian Street bridge, which is just south of Yothers Road.The parkway will open some time after a ribbon cutting ceremony from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the Belgian Street bridge. The ceremony will include remarks from area dignitaries highlighting the history and significance of this long-awaited mobility solution.Sections 1A and 1B total about five miles and $102.6 million in construction costs. Work began in the summer of 2015. This section of the parkway is expected to provide a much-needed alternative to local roads, including Plymouth Sorrento Road. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Welsh Rugby Union in the firing line after Shaun Edwards departure confirmation

first_imgThursday May 2, 2019 Welsh Rugby Union in the firing line after Shaun Edwards departure confirmation Just when there seemed to be light at the end of the tunnel regarding the Shaun Edwards saga, another spanner has been thrown in the works, as it has been confirmed that he will be leaving his post with the Wales team after the World Cup.ADVERTISEMENTThe former rugby league superstar has been deputy to Warren Gatland and has served as Wales defence coach for over a decade, winning three Grand Slams, but will be leaving alongside Gatland at the end of the year.Rumours emerged recently that he was going to continue in his post with Wales, working with incoming coach Wayne Pivac and in tandem with Byron Hayward as one of two defence coaches. This was a proposal that was not particularly well received, despite the vast majority of Welsh fans wanting Edwards to remain in charge on the national team in some capacity.“When Shaun’s availability post RWC recently became apparent we worked with him to offer him a new contract which he was happy with and for him to be part of the new look coaching team going forward,” explained incoming head coach Wayne Pivac.“Shaun has decided not to take that contract, which we must respect and we wish Shaun the very best in what lies ahead for him post Wales.”In light of this news, many fans have turned on the Welsh Rugby Union on Twitter, deriding them for spurning the opportunity to keep one of the most esteemed defence coaches in the game. Edwards had given plenty of messages suggesting he wanted to remain with the WRU, and the fans feel perplexed as to why it has not happened.With other mishaps such as the now-abandoned proposal of merging the Scarlets and the Ospreys, the WRU have come under fire from fans in recent months, and this only adds fuel to the fire.The future seems uncertain for Edwards, as he has already reneged on a move to Wigan that looked confirmed this time last year. He has been linked with jobs with both England and France, as both teams would gladly take him.He has equally been linked with a return to club rugby, although his return to Wasps, with whom he won two Heineken Cups and four Premiership titles, has been denied by head coach Dai Young.ADVERTISEMENTFans of Wasps’ rivals Leicester have also called for him to join them to improve their fortunes, and while that would be a long shot, nothing can be ruled out in this ongoing Edwards story.Wales head coach Gatland meanwhile is focussed on the task at hand, the World Cup in Japan.“Shaun has been an important part of the Wales set up over the past 11 years for what has been a hugely rewarding time for Welsh rugby,” he said.“It is pleasing that we can draw a line under the speculation regarding Shaun’s future with this announcement and we can look forward to preparing the squad for the RWC and the tournament itself in Japan later this year.” Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Bovril offers £100,000 for ‘great outdoors’ makeover projects

first_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 October 2009 | News Tagged with: Community fundraising Funding Bovril is offering £100,000 to be split between small, local projects that aim to revive the countryside. This could be a broken stile on a nature trail, a dishevelled jetty, a rickety old fishing hut, or a campsite in need of repair.Projects can be submitted online and the public is then encouraged to vote for them. Bovril’s Great Outdoors Revival website includes tools such as a downloadable poster and a send-to-a-friend messaging facility to let groups or individuals encourage their contacts to vote for their project.The funding is only available for repair projects, not projects that need starting or building from scratch. Advertisement The campaign is being run in partnership with the Angling Trust, Ramblers, and The Camping and Caravanning Club.To nominate your project you will need to buy a promotional jar of Bovril.www.bovril.co.uk/revival/center_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Bovril offers £100,000 for ‘great outdoors’ makeover projects AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Global warming kills thousands in Asia

first_imgA man applies water to his face to cool himself in India as temperatures remained near 122°F.For the last two months, the Indian subcontinent has suffered through the grip of an unprecedented heat wave. Thousands of people have perished in both India and Pakistan. Ramzan Chippa, who runs a volunteer ambulance service in Pakistan, told a reporter: “Most of the bodies we are recovering are people dying in the streets. They’re just dropping dead. Graveyards have filled up.” (nbcnews.com, June 28)In India, temperatures as high as 117 degrees Fahrenheit caused 2,200 deaths. The Economist magazine of June 27 wrote that “the number of extreme weather and climate-related events is rising. Serious storms have more than doubled in frequency since the early 1980s. Floods and heat waves have more than tripled.”The paper referenced a study published by the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change, which suggested that earlier estimates by the World Health Organization and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change regarding the future effect of global warming on health are undercounts “because they failed to take into account vulnerabilities caused by aging, migration and population growth.”Local scientists point out that other factors in addition to the temperature make this heat wave particularly deadly. “The heat index was higher than the actual temperature because the air pressure was quite low and the humidity was very high in that area,” said Muhammad Harif, director of Pakistan’s National Weather Forecasting Center. “The low pressure, which is very unusual in the month of June in that part of Pakistan, totally cut off the sea breeze and made the heat unbearably high.” (bbc.com, June 26)Scientists in the region say that the same climate change that has accelerated extreme weather events like floods, droughts, cyclones and wildfires has certainly intensified heat waves. “Warming has occurred, at a country scale, across most of South Asia over the 20th century and into the 2000s,” states a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.Struggles have broken out in India and Pakistan, with people demanding that both governments provide more emergency assistance. Local utility company blackouts have prevented relief for many thousands. (tribune.com.pk, June 27)Capitalism in its early stages was a driving force for technical and industrial development, such as factories, railroads, steamships and so on. This came at a terrible cost, with the slaughter of Indigenous populations, the enslavement of millions of African people and the harsh, brutal exploitation of labor, including child labor, to feed the industrial machines and enrich the capitalist barons.In the current era of imperialism, with everything dedicated to servicing finance capital and the transnational monopolies, technological development is often throttled back when it comes into conflict with vested interests.For example, some $6.4 trillion is spent each year in the global energy markets, most of it on fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas. They have produced the bulk of the carbon dioxide gas emissions that are sharply raising the planet’s temperature through the “greenhouse” effect.Alternative technologies like solar, wind and geothermal energy generators have been around for some time. But the bankers and corporate tycoons who rule over the global economies refuse to allow the mass conversion to those technologies, as it would cut into some of the fabulous profits that come from the current systems.Simply put, they make far too much money from oil bomb trains, polluting oil wells, fracking and coal strip mining to be moved by the devastating effect this is having on the world and its people.This leaves the oppressed and workers around the world taking the brunt of climate catastrophes like this terrible heat wave, with even worse to come. While many valiant efforts are being made to mitigate global warming, the fundamental task has to be uprooting this capitalist system based on production for private profit and replacing it with social ownership — socialism — so that economic life can be organized to benefit the health and welfare of the world’s people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Renowned Make-Up Artist Matin Maulawizada Shares Experiences in Phamexpo Forum

first_img Subscribe PHAMExpo founder Cheryl Morrill with MatinRenowned fashion and make-up artist Matin Maulawizada shared his secrets in a forum during the PHAMExpo at the Pasadena Convention Center on Saturday, June 29.Matin, one of the most sought after celebrity make-up artists today and who has worked with famous clients including Jennifer Garner, Alicia Keys, Dido, Mandy Moore, Mariah Carey, Alanis Morissette, Amanda Bynes, Beyonce, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Jessica Parker among others,  joined the forum to share his experiences as a professional make-up and fashion artist to those that are only new to the industry.“I wanted to come in and help share my experience with a very open type of forum. I’d really like to help by sharing what I have learned in my life to aspiring new make-up artists or to people who are going through some difficulties,” Matin said.In addition to working with celebrity clients, Matin is also the Director of Laura Mercier Cosmetics Global Artistry and dreams of creating a serious skincare line for cosmocuetical use in the future. He has been featured in the beauty pages of leading fashion magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and Allure, and his work has graced the covers of Elle, Marie Claire and Nylon and has been published on the international and domestic covers and pages of Vogue, InStyle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Vanity Fair.Matin has also worked in the advertisements of known companies such as Adrienne Vittadini, Cache, Candie’s, Clinique, Dana Buchman, Garnier Nutrisse, Laura Mercier, Latisse, Lux, Magnum Ice-Cream, Material Girl, Olay, Rampage, RoC, and ThermaSilk.As a make-up artist, Matin gets inspiration from his mother and sisters through applying make-up in such a way that the natural look of the celebrities still surface.“I believe that my clients, whether movie stars or celebrities, can appreciate that because they still keep their own beauty. They can keep that same touch of who they are. I think that gave me a little edge at the beginning,” Matin said. “I always keep it as natural as possible, anything to enhance, but never directly re-create.”Aside from doing artistic work, Matin is also the founder of Afghan Hands Inc., a non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping Afghan widows. Matin, as a native of Kabul, Afghanistan, started this project as a model for change in other countries where women are in desperate need of education and empowerment. Through the hand-embroidered works of Afghan women, the customers do not only get the chance to buy a high-quality product, but also help the beneficiaries in the process.“I wanted go back to Afghanistan at one point when the Taliban were  in Afghanistan, and I really [hate] not being there. So the only way I could go is to offer at least, something back,” Matin said.Matin said he started the charity work after encouragement from his cousin to help those who are in need, and through the years of working in Afghan Hands, it made him more excited with his artistic works because he was able to help the people that he loves.Afghan Hands now has at least 60 master embroiderers, and is proudly sustaining 100 women in Kabul. This has allowed Afghan Hands to dramatically reduce the prices of these breathtaking one-of-a-kind pieces so that many more of their loyal supporter and friends can enjoy owning these amazing artisan pieces. The project was featured in CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Elle, Life and Style, Vogue Nippon, Lucky and People. Artists, photographers, and designers are working with Matin and Afghan Hands to bring about social change in Afghanistan.In the future, Matin plans to do bigger projects in fashion advertisement.PHAMExpo is the ultimate event for savvy beauty professionals, students, and anyone interested in the latest trends for hair and makeup. With leading brands, the latest products, and the hottest new treatments under one roof, PHAMExpo is the best place to brush up on all things beauty.For more information, visit http://www.phamexpo.com. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS COVER: Right Renowned Make-Up Artist Matin Maulawizada Shares Experiences in Phamexpo Forum From STAFF REPORTS Published on Saturday, June 29, 2013 | 4:30 am More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. 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first_img Previous article€21.3m awarded to Donegal under Rural Regeneration ProgrammeNext articleRecommendations to be made on administration timeline of vaccines News Highland By News Highland – April 19, 2021 Ballymacool Park, Letterkenny damaged in weekend incident Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Facebook Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai are continuing to investigate a criminal damage incident at Ballymacool Park in Letterkenny over the weekend.It’s believed an area of the park was set on fire at around 8:20pm on Saturday evening.Gardai and the fire service were in attendance.No arrests have been made but Gardai say investigations are ongoing. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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