Nissan recalls 13M vehicles to fix backup camera display

DETROIT — Nissan is recalling 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and other countries to fix a problem with backup camera displays.The recall covers most of the Nissan and Infiniti model lineups from the 2018 and 2019 model years.The company says in government documents posted Tuesday that owners can adjust the camera displays so the image isn’t visible. The displays will keep that setting the next time the vehicles are shifted into reverse. That violates federal safety standards. Documents say the lack of a backup camera image increases the risk of a crash.Dealers will update the backup camera software settings at no cost to owners starting Oct. 21.The Associated Press read more

Brock research shows how Internet influences offline shopping

Reminding in-store consumers that information is available online makes them more likely to purchase products, a new research study from Brock University shows.Antonia Mantonakis, an associate professor of marketing at Brock’s Goodman School of Business and a Fellow at Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, recently co-authored a paper that will be published in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Marketing Research about the consumer behaviour theory behind consumers’ offline purchasing decisions.The research shows that reminders of the Internet influence offline purchasing behaviours in a somewhat unexpected way. The simple presence of a product website can affect in-store purchasing decisions even when the website is not actually visited by the consumer.Mantonakis says this is particularly true of complicated or little-known products where there is an overwhelming amount of information to absorb. Consumers’ confidence in a product is increased when they are reminded that product details are easily accessible to them.“Imagine you go into a winery and do a tasting of a Sauvignon Blanc. The staff tell you the aromas and flavours, what it pairs with, and the price of a bottle. Simply being told by the staff that ‘this information is also available online’ might make you more confident about the product details, leading to purchase,” she says.In research experiments involving products such as wine and melatonin sleep aids, Mantonakis and colleagues Rajesh Bhargave from University of Texas, San Antonio, and Katherine White from the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business found that by simply including reminders of website information on in-store signage and labels, managers saw an increase in sales.In a field study at Riverview Cellars, managers saw an increase in sales whenever customers were reminded that the product, pairing and winery information was all online.This reminder that product data is available online is referred to as a “cue-of-the-cloud” and is in line with other research that shows people use their smartphones as an extension of their own memory.“You don’t have to remember phone numbers anymore. You don’t have to remember directions or product-related information. Virtually everything is stored in your phone or on Google. Previous research has shown that people think this is like a memory partner,” said Mantonakis.Consumers’ heavy reliance on the Internet and their ability to quickly access an array of data at any point in time works to the advantage of product managers who can use subtle reminders of this, especially when selling complicated or little-known products.Other research findings by Mantonakis and colleagues include other subtle signage and label changes that influence consumers’ behaviour and decisions, including the impact of winemakers’ signatures on wine labels, and purposefully choosing to feature wine awards versus reviews.Mantonakis recorded a Conversations with Goodman podcast about the research. Listen to the audio here:The full podcast is also available on YouTube: read more

Maccabi Le Zion with two Balkan shooter

← Previous Story Leszek Krowicki is new women’s Polish head-coach Next Story → IHF to establish Athletes’ Commission David Rašićmaccabi le zionRobert Markotic The Israeli vice-champions Maccabi Le Zion will built next season performance on two experienced Balkan players. Ambitious team who lost Play Off Final against Maccabi Tel Aviv, signed contracts with Serbian left back David Rasic and Croatian right back Robert Markotic.The 30-years old Rasic spent last season at Turkish Besiktas MOGAZ and Al Rayyan in Qatar.The 26-years old lefthander coming from Norwegian Arendal. He also played at RK Nexe Nasice, Meshkov Brest, French Aix… read more

Washington fostercare group homes fail to meet health safety requirements audit finds

first_imgUnannounced visits to 20 foster-care group homes in Washington in 2016 revealed that every one of them failed to meet at least one state licensing requirement aimed to protect children’s health and safety, according to an audit report released Thursday by the U.S. Office of Inspector General.None of the group homes fully complied with medical-safety requirements, and nearly all of them — 18 out of the 20 facilities reviewed — failed to meet one or more environmental-, space- or equipment-safety standards, the audit found.In addition, 16 of the group homes failed to conduct required background checks on some employees; 11 didn’t meet food-safety standards; and seven facilities ran afoul of fire-safety or emergency-practices requirements.The report recommended that Washington ensure all of the state-licensed group homes address the identified problems, as well as strengthen its supervision of such foster-care facilities, including by conducting more unannounced visits and running even more background checks than are now required.“The unannounced visits and the FBI fingerprint checks are the most important (recommendations) for protecting this vulnerable population of children,” Gopa Guha, an Office of Inspector General (OIG) senior auditor, said Wednesday.last_img read more

Monaco announce deal with Atletico Madrid for Lemar

first_imgAS Monaco have announced that they have agreed on a deal in principle with Atletico Madrid to sell Thomas Lemar in the summer transfer windowThe France international has been heavily linked with a move away from Stade Louis II for past year and was narrowly close to sealing a late move to Arsenal in the final day of last summer’s transfer window before opting to remain at Monaco.Lemar was expected to be one of Liverpool’s main transfer targets for this summer, but Atletico have now taken the lead in the race for the 22-year-old’s services.The Europa League winners had an initial bid €60m rejected earlier this month, but it appears that they have made a breakthrough in their negotiations with Monaco.“AS Monaco and Atletico Madrid announce that they have found an agreement in principle for the transfer of Thomas Lemar,” read a statement on Monaco’s Twitter account.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“The two clubs will continue to work in the coming days in order to find a definitive agreement.”L’AS Monaco et l’@Atleti annoncent avoir trouvé un accord de principe pour le transfert de Thomas Lemar. Les deux clubs vont continuer à travailler dans les prochains jours afin de trouver un accord définitif. pic.twitter.com/rinKA51Nbs— AS Monaco ?? (@AS_Monaco) June 12, 2018last_img read more

State Grant to Advance Redevelopment at Connecticut Engine Plant

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Connecticut’s Bond Commission is expected later this week to award a $500,000 grant to the developer of the former Stratford Army Engine Plant for planning and environmental analysis, a modest step in the effort to turn the site into a mixed-use redevelopment.“We worked very well with the governor’s office and the DEEP [the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection] to make this grant a reality,” state Rep. Laura Hoydick told ctpost.com. “I know it’s been taking a long time, and it’s frustrating for everybody, but Stratford Point will be a huge economic driver for the region,” Hoydick said.Point Stratford Renewal was selected in 2013 by the Army to redevelop the 78-acre site. The partnership’s reuse plan calls for constructing 1,500 housing units, and 500,000 square feet of retail, hotel and office space.The primary hurdle to rejuvenating the former plant remains the remediation of decades of contamination leftover from aircraft manufacturing activities. The developer acquired the site for free, but is responsible for cleaning it up. The Army, however, retained responsibility for cleaning up the riverbed.“The big holdup, really, is how best to deal with contamination of the mud flats on the Housatonic River side,” said Marc Dillon, executive aide to Stratford Mayor John Harkins. The Army Corps of Engineers is assessing how to address that contamination, according to the story.“It is our hope and belief that the agencies reviewing cleanup plans for the tidal flats adjacent to the old Army Engine Plant are on the verge of reaching an agreement on the size and scope of the cleanup needed to move this project forward,” Harkins said.last_img read more

Ariana Grande Families Of Manchester Victims Receive Support

first_img Manchester Concert Victims Receive Support ariana-grande-families-manchester-victims-receive-support Ariana Grande: Families Of Manchester Victims Receive Support The fund was initiated immediately following the terrorist attack, raising more than $23 million from the public and via Grande, who hosted the One Love Manchester benefit concert on June 4. With performances from Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and Pharrell Williams, all proceeds from the One Love concert were donated to We Love Manchester. “The city and the world responded with such extreme kindness, generosity and solidarity in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack,” said Sue Murphy, the fund’s chair. “We will now spend some time looking at how we will distribute the rest of the funds. This will be a complex and sensitive process as we will need to assess the long-term impacts of the attack. We will issue an update as soon as we know more.”Grande also personally contributed to the cause through her music. The GRAMMY nominee re-released her Top 15 hit “One Last Time” and issued a cover of The Wizard Of Oz classic “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” with proceeds from both tracks benefiting victims of the concert attack.Hunter Hayes Celebrates Boys & Girls Club Recording Studio Twitter News Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 17, 2016 – 4:25 pm Ariana Grande: 58th GRAMMY Fashion Cam Families of the people killed at May Manchester concert receive financial support from the We Love Manchester Emergency FundTim McPhateGRAMMYs Aug 16, 2017 – 9:03 am GRAMMY.comThe We Love Manchester Emergency Fund has announced that the families of the 22 people killed during the tragic May 22 Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, will each receive $324,000, according to a Billboard report. Facebook last_img read more

NOW HIRING Wilmington Public Schools Posts 6 New Job Openings

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools has posted the following SIX openings over the past week:Part-Time Substitute Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN/Educational Assistant at Wilmington Public SchoolsFull-Time Educational Assistant (Pathways Program) at Shawsheen Elementary SchoolFull-Time Educational Assistant at West Intermediate SchoolFull-Time Long-Term Math Substitute at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time 1:1 Educational Assistant at Wilmington Middle School2019-2020 Substitute Teachers & Educational Assistants Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 5 New Job OpeningsIn “Education”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 5 New Job OpeningsIn “Education”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 5 New Job OpeningsIn “Education”last_img read more

Search for crashed Indonesia aircraft widens

first_imgA rescue ship is seen near the location of the Lion Air flight JT610 crash during rescue operations off the north coast of Karawang regency. Photo: ReutersThe search for an Indonesian aircraft which crashed into the sea with 189 people onboard will expand on Wednesday to 15 nautical miles from the area where the plane lost contact, according to search and rescue officials.Ground staff lost contact with flight JT610 of Indonesian budget airline Lion Air 13 minutes after the Boeing 737 MAX 8 took off early on Monday from Jakarta on its way to the tin-mining town of Pangkal Pinang.It is now almost certain that everyone on the plane died, but relatives are desperate to find traces of their loved ones though so far only debris and body parts have been found.Indonesia has deployed teams of divers to search for the aircraft while also using “pinger locators” in a bid to zero in on its cockpit recorders and find out why an almost-new plane went down in the sea minutes after take off.A Reuters witness on a boat at the crash site on Tuesday saw about 60 divers scattered in inflatable boats over the slightly choppy waters entering the sea, which is about 35 metres (115 feet) deep. In all, 35 vessels are helping in the search.Only debris, personal items, including 52 identification cards and passports, and body parts have been found off the shore of Karawang district, east of Jakarta.President Joko Widodo visited Jakarta’s port on Tuesday where the pile of debris has been laid out on tarpaulins, examining the items including mangled seats, bags, shoes and flight attendant uniforms.Officials said human remains were collected in 37 body bags after sweeps of the site, roughly 15 km (nine miles) off the coast.Dozens of relatives of those on board gathered at a police hospital where body bags were brought for forensic doctors to try to identify victims, including by taking saliva swabs from family members for DNA tests.“I keep praying for a miracle although logically, the plane has sunk in the ocean,” said Toni Priyono Adhi, whose daughter was on the flight.“But as a parent, I want a miracle.”The pilot of the downed aircraft had asked to return to base shortly after take-off. Investigators are trying to determine why the pilot issued the request, which was granted.The deputy of the national transportation safety committee has said that the plane had technical problems on its previous flight, from the city of Denpasar on Bali island on Sunday, including an issue over “unreliable airspeed”.The accident is the first to be reported involving the widely sold Boeing 737 MAX, an updated, more fuel-efficient version of the manufacturer’s workhorse single-aisle jet.Privately owned Lion Air, founded in 1999, said the aircraft, which had been in operation since August, was airworthy, with its pilot and co-pilot together having amassed 11,000 hours of flying time.Lion Air said on Tuesday it would meet a team from Boeing on Wednesday to discuss the fate of its 737 MAX 8 plane that crashed into the sea minutes after takeoff from Jakarta airport. “We have many questions for them … This was a new plane,” Lion Air director Daniel Putut told reporters.last_img read more

Music reigns his heart

first_imgLeading the terrific trio for Dhruv Visvanath Trio, Dhruv is a young sensation on the music block. With Hemant Chona on bass, Ishaan Gandhi on drums and Dhruv Visvanath on lead guitar and vocals, the band is all set to wow the Capital this Thursday night.  At the age of 20, you have a band that performs on significant platforms. Share your journey with us, how did you get initiated into music.Well, I have two bands actually, one is my own trio, The Dhruv Visvanath Trio and the other is Cobbled Street. I have two very different roles in both the bands but it is a rather enjoyable experience. And I’ll take anything where I get to be a little silly on stage! Guitar featured in my life after 7 years of playing the piano. I loved the instrument a lot but it felt a lot more like an exercise towards the end. I really wanted to start with something new and there lay the guitar. I’ve been teaching myself for about 8 and a half years and the experience never ceases to grow old. As for the bands, well I play a lot of solo shows given my genre-guitar spanking, or percussive acoustic guitar as I like to call it. I formed the trio to let out the slightly more angry, and loud songwriter in me. The band is relatively young, in fact only 6 months or so. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’With a performance round the corner, you are caught up in exams. How do you manage your two worlds? Haha! Well the thing is my mind is absolutely blank! I have no clue how this time has passed, but I try to divide my time between my work and my play. I tend to be very disciplined in terms of keeping my hands off the guitar during exam time, but for the show at Hard rock, I just can’t quite resist! I study Geography at the University of Delhi, and I’m 4 days away from completing my last year! This is a really busy time of year, but I want to go out with a bang!Three long years into a  music career already, do you plan to take it up professionally after college?It’s my dream to be a musician fulltime and travel the world with it. I’d really love to tour Europe and Oceania and South and South East Asia with my music! Although I’ve been very determined to be well educated before i embark on this risk, and i wish to complete my masters before following my dream all the way through!last_img read more

The Future of Collaborative Business

first_img 4 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. January 23, 2015 Enroll Now for Free I enter a room of futurists and listen. Airbnb this and Uber that; these companies are evolving the way business is conducted by reorganizing human potential in a way that is manageable, cohesive and (let us not forget) helpful to the remainder of society.It’s become obvious consumers, who also are our corporate customers, want to interact with technology. We’ve entered an era of technological ubiquity with no more silos for cloud, social, mobile and big data. These things now are merely part of being. They’re a portion of the balance which has transferred from work life to life work. Being connected is what we do. We connect, share and engage as we live our lives within the public world. Our fear of privacy is futile as the lines become blurry between us an individual and us an avatar. We’re human, singular and the world forever will be different because of this.Related: Why the Future of Work Is Already HereWorking in the future.Omni-channel is not merely a marketing ploy in which we tie people’s digital and physical experiences together. The future of work will be about countless connectivity. Mobile is bringing people to a place in which we’re able to achieve more than we ever have before in an office, from any place we have accessibility to information.It won’t possess a small impact on work; realistically it will cause companies small and large to rethink work. Think about this…Work in the future will not be performed in a place. Rather, it’ll be conducted from everywhere and anywhere. Businesses will be more nimble, smaller and more insistent upon matching the work to be done with the individual who is able to best do the work.Faith Popcorn, a futurist, shares within one of her discussions concerning the fast expansion of freelance workers. As a matter of fact, today 33 percent of Americans are freelancers and it is estimated that by the year 2020 it’ll be closer to 50 percent.This presents a seismic shift for small businesses and startups that will level the playing field and permit fast growth. Just consider applications such as Odesk and E-lance. An organization can have access to the top talent worldwide at a minute’s notice and deploy them to resolve the smallest and biggest issues they face within a day.To go above and beyond tools which assist us in accessing the top talent, we’re additionally witnessing change in the way we interact and engage inside the tools already used. Just recently, #NewWayToWork included the leading trending Twitter hashtag with the roll out of a fresh brand of email from IBM named “Verse.” While the next generation of email might be how the solution is explained, what’s truly happening here is that we’re witnessing the end of the inbox. The inbox, in the future, is going to encompass our whole connected ecosystem and prioritize it to be certain we’re as productive and efficient as possible.Related: An Entrepreneur Takes Aim at the Ubiquitous Bloomberg TerminalTech in the collaborative economy.For oDesk, Uber, Airbnb or any additional collaborative economy app to fulfill its purpose it depends on mobile, social, cloud and data to fill their roles. Individuals learn about those apps via social and leverage their powers via information and accessibility that must manage, organize and deploy to the consumer in a way which is easily comprehended. All this is powered using technology.Work reimagined won’t be about technology, but instead powered by it. The proof is directly in front of us, as every day we take to the Internet to share, engage and socialize. Our lives aren’t any longer defined by our work as they were at one time, and for the ones holding on to this demarcation, our resolve is going to soon become exhausted.In the future we’ll work smarter. We’ll use the tools to inspire and create progress which leads to better outcomes in business which solves greater challenges and if we allow it, develop an improved quality of life.Reminded: Zipcar Founder: Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Collaborative Economy, or Else Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

You Can Soon Buy an 8K TV But Theres a Catch

first_img Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now September 16, 2015 2 min read Japanese electronics company Sharp is planning to release the world’s first commercially available 8K television in October and it can be yours for 16 million yen ($133,000).8K refers to the television’s resolution, which is even sharper than 4K or ultra-high definition (ultra-HD). 8K delivers 16 times the resolution of full-HD (high definition).Sharp says the TV will go on sale on October 30 and will be an 85-inch set.But should you rush out and buy this future piece of tech? Probably not, as there is no 8K content to watch.Japan’s public broadcaster is testing long-distance 8K television broadcasts, but isn’t aiming to deploy it until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Most companies are only just discussing 4K. BT Sport, a U.K. bundle of television channels, broadcast a soccer match this year in 4K and has one ultra-HD channel that shows matches occasionally. Netflix and Amazon both have a small amount of content in 4K.And earlier this month, Samsung unveiled its first ultra-HD Blu-ray player. At the same time, Samsung announced that its current “SUHD” brand of TVs would begin supporting high-dynamic-range imaging (HDR) content. LG also unveiled a HDR-capable 4K TV – seen as the near-term future in the industry.Images shot in HDR essentially make the contrast between light and dark colors more prominent, so the white highlights are even brighter. The purpose is to make the image on screen look more realistic.Sharp’s 8K TV will also support HDR content. But Sharp has not announced any partners that it is working with to create 8K content, whereas both LG and Samsung have said they are talking to movie studios and streaming services to release 4K programming.Samsung has partnered with Fox so that all of its new movie releases will be brought out on ultra-HD Blu-ray. LG has struck a partnership with Amazon to allow users to stream some of the U.S. e-commerce giant’s original programs such as “Transparent” in HDR quality.Sharp showed off this 8K model at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, while Samsung took the wraps off a 110-inch 8K TV. Still, Sharp’s model is the first commercially available one on the market. This story originally appeared on CNBClast_img read more

These amazing LGBTI DJs are opening brand new 24hour London club FOLD

first_imgHomodrop are one of many cool acts opening the new 24-hour nightclub | Photo: Homodrop, Instagram London is getting a new 24-hour electronic music venue and it’s kicking off with a killer queer line-up. LGBTI venues have particular bad luck in London, with 151 gay bars and clubs shut between 200 and 2016 in the capital.Resis’dance, bringing diversity and music together | Photo: Resis’dance, FacebookHowever, FOLD is part of the Shapes Collective, a group fighting the closure of London clubs. The new club will feature a main room with a 110db soundsystem, alongside five music studios available for hire. Sam Glover, co-founder of the club, told the Evening Standard that they would ‘strive to do things differently in London, cultivating a more continental approach, creatinga place where you can spend extended periods or come and go as you please.’ Getting these LGBTI superstars on board is a start.More from Gay Star News:A major DRAG exhibition is coming to this iconic London art galleryGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . FOLD is a 600-capacity nightclub opening up in an industrial estate between Canning Town and Star Lane. Following in the vein of Berlin’s notorious nightclubs, they’ll be playing electronic music with an ‘at least 24 hour’ opening time on Saturdays. Luckily, they’ve got some premier queer talent to get the party going. Launching 18 August 2018, party organizers Homodrop will be appearing alongside all-female collective Resis’dance.Resis’Dance are a diverse group of DJs and music techs who are women that aim to challenge gender norms in the party and political scene. How do they do that? Amazing music, of course. They’ve played major sets at Secret Garden Party, Tate Lates, and Pxssy Palace.All-female collective, keeping people safeThey also keep dance nights a safe space with their ‘Safer Spaces’ team, that act to stop dance floor discrimination and sexual harassment. Meanwhile, Dalston Superstore regulars Homodrop are all about creating dance nights for LGBT people in London. London’s clubbing scene took a massive blow recently when Hackney Council ruled that new venues couldn’t open past 11pm on weekdays and midnight on weekends. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Pornhub Nation is the sexy leather-filled country where every orgasm is equalLondon drag collective Sink the Pink want you on stage for their 10th birthdayLargest U.S. Gay Pride Los Angeles in West Hollywood under attack?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/these-amazing-lgbti-djs-are-opening-brand-new-24-hour-london-club-fold/last_img read more

MBA Projects Purchase Lending Growth in 2013 as Refinances Slide

first_img October 24, 2012 447 Views Mortgage origination is doing even better in 2012 than the “”Mortgage Bankers Association””:http://www.mbaa.org/default.htm (MBA) had anticipated, according to data from the trade group.[IMAGE]The association revised its estimate of originations for 2012 upward to $1.7 trillion. The revision is nearly half a trillion dollars above MBA’s $1.3 trillion projection in May this year.Growth is expected to fall off somewhat in 2013, with MBA forecasting $1.3 trillion in mortgage originations for the year, largely driven by “”a spillover of refinances into the first half of the year.””””We expected 2012 originations to be front-loaded in the first half of the year, with refis falling off with rate increases. Instead we saw the refinance market grow during the year due to a combination of low rates, thanks to QE3 and slowing global growth because of continuing problems in Europe, and adjustments in the HARP and FHA refinance programs,”” said MBA chief economist Jay Brinkmann. “”We expect 2013 refinance originations to play out like our original expectations for 2012, with a long tail of refis extending through the first half of the year followed by a rapid drop-off in the second half.””Purchase originations are projected to see more activity in 2013, climbing each quarter up to $585 billion from MBA’s revised 2012 estimate of $503 billion. On the other hand, refinance activity is expected to fall to $785 billion next year, down from this year’s revised $1.2 trillion.””The increase in purchase volumes will be driven by continued modest growth in the economy, an increase in [COLUMN_BREAK]owner-occupied sales financed with mortgages as opposed to cash purchases by investors, an increase in new home sales and a small increase in average home prices,”” Brinkmann explained.This, of course, assumes that the regulatory environment does not disrupt credit lending and that lending conditions don’t tighten further.Brinkmann also said the association expects mortgage rates to stay below 4 percent through the middle of next year, mostly do to the Federal Reserve’s commitments to keep them down. Based on MBA’s originations estimate, the Fed will be buying 36 percent of all mortgages originated in 2013. With originations projected to be front-loaded in the first half of the year, the Fed’s purchases in the second half alone may approach half of all mortgages originated in that time.In other economic forecasts, gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow, rising 2.0 percent in 2013 versus 1.6 percent in 2012. Brinkmann cited recent increases in residential fixed investment, echoing Freddie Mac’s forecast earlier in the week.According to MBA’s outlook, the employment rate will hover around 8 percent until the middle of 2013 before falling to 7.8 percent by the end of the year. Employment growth is unlikely to have a major effect on housing, as “”the broader measures of unemployment that are most predictive of the demand for housing are likely to remain stubbornly high.””There are several threats to the economy that may throw off these predictions, Brinkmann said, including ongoing economic slowdown in Europe, the slowdown in China’s growth that may impact neighboring economies, and the prospect of a war involving Iran and Israel that may disrupt the region and impact oil prices. The most immediate threat, however, is the approaching “”fiscal cliff”” that brings with it large tax increases and spending cuts.””The tax in particular would be devastating to economic growth,”” Brinkmann said. “”We believe that the entire package of tax increases and spending cuts, if left unaltered, would cut 3.5 to 4 percentage points from our growth forecast.”” Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies GDP Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Mortgage Bankers Association Mortgage Rates Service Providers Unemployment 2012-10-24 Tory Barringer in Data, Originationcenter_img Share MBA Projects Purchase Lending Growth in 2013 as Refinances Slidelast_img read more

Argentine lemon industry expects first exports to

first_img Argentine lemon industry expects first exports to … You might also be interested in The seedless lemon brand LemonGold will launch in one of South Africa’s high-end retailers in June. LemonGold follows in the footsteps of the globally successful ClemenGold mandarin brand.Seedless lemons are not new to the local or international agricultural market. But previous South African consumer-facing offerings have not been backed by strong branding, according to brand owner ANB Investments.“In the current marketplace success for fresh produce growers does not only rely on good quality fruit or smooth logistics and especially not on low prices,” says Marius du Plessis, CEO of ANB Produce and Marketing, the commercialization and marketing arm of South African based ANB Investments.”It has increasingly more to do with strong branding backed by marketing excellence and the strength of the complete value chain supporting the process. Consumers increasingly base their trust and consequently their buying behaviour on reputation and visibility of brands. We are now ideally positioned to handle the distribution and marketing of this innovative brand.”According to the company, the brand has already found a sweet spot in the German and Irish markets at premium retailers where the seedlessness of the product addresses culinary frustrations experienced by chefs, home-cooks, health enthusiasts, mixologists and lovers of all things lemony.“ClemenGold has trail-blazed its path to sit proudly on the shelves of retailers such as Edeka in Germany, SuperValu in Ireland, Spinney’s in Dubai and various significant Chinese establishments, and our superior value proposition in conjunction with sound business sense from our export partners Core Fruit give us significant bargaining power,” says Marius du Plessis says.The trees are said to be able to yield up to seven harvests per year. How it all startedAccording to Viresh Ramburan, Citrogold Director, the company recognized the potential of seedless lemons as a game changer in the lemon cultivar category many years ago and procured cultivars that could fill this product need from breeders in South Africa in 2002 and Australia in 2010. Argentine lemons: “Tough” second U.S. export seaso … Argentina’s citrus crop still “paralyzed”, light e … center_img The cultivar from Australia, registered as 3X97, also called 2PH seedless lemon, is proving to be more popular with growers in South Africa, it said.In 2013 AJ Esser, the CEO of ANB’s fruit growing business, Indigo Fruit Farming, visited Australia to investigate new citrus cultivarsAlthough the main focus was on mandarins, a visit to Kevin Parr who was growing 3X97 in Queensland, Australia, brought seedless lemons onto the agenda.“Kevin had trees in production and the external quality, the large fruit set, high juice content and of course the seedlessness caught our attention. Back in South Africa I convinced our partners that we should become part of the 2PH seedless lemon story.”Indigo consequently planted 205 hectares of 3X97 and others followed with now close to 2,000 hectares currently licensed by Citrogold in South Africa.“We’re currently harvesting from our first trees and the demand for the seedless lemons from around the globe is huge. The cultivar is still in its infancy in South Africa and still needs to prove itself, but in Australia the trees can flower 4 to 7 times a year and can yield up to 80 tons per hectare” says Esser.According to Viresh Ramburan fruit of the cultivars are consistently seedless, with great juice content. Insufficient plantings of these seedless lemon cultivars in the early years meant most consumers were unaware of the product.“Now with the focussed marketing efforts being undertaken with LemonGold seedless lemons, combined with commitment of leading growers towards plantings of seedless lemon cultivars, we are excited that consumers will see, experience and love the conveniently seedless benefits of these products,” he says. May 30 , 2019 World’s leading lemon exporter gains access to Ind … last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter On 1 September 2015

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >On 1 September 2015, Thredbo announced a 72-hour September snow sale to celebrate the optimum conditions Thredbo skifields are experiencing. The sale includes the release of the 3 Day Flexi Pass for only $199 for Adults, saving $140, and $109 for under 18/65+.The 3 Day Flexi Pass will be valid until the end of the season and can be used for skiing or snowboarding for any 3 days in Thredbo.Thredbo is offering other spring promotions during the month of September, including:Kids Ski Free – with any full paying adult’s 3- or 5-day lift passTorah Bright 3 for 2 Beginner Pack – back on sale giving beginners an extra day of skiing or snowboarding for freePay 4 Stay 5 – during the September school holidays and enjoy a free night and day, when you pay for 2 nights and a 2-day lift passGo back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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the things that happen that you just wouldn’t have thought of.

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