Loblaw is selling all of its 213 gas stations to Brookfield for

TORONTO — Loblaw is selling its 213 gasoline stations across the country for $540 million to Brookfield Business Partners and its partners.Toronto-based Brookfield will rebrand the stations to Mobil but the stations will continue to use the PC Plus loyalty program offered by Loblaw.This deal will mark the introduction of the Mobil fuel brand in Canada, the companies said in a joint statement.Canadian food deflation is slowing and that should help out the country’s grocers, says new reportsLoblaw plans to open 30 new stores and upgrade more than 500 othersParkland Fuel buys Chevron Canada’s Burnaby refinery, fuel stations in $1.5 billion dealThe proposed deal is subject to certain conditions, but is expected to occur in this year’s third quarter.Brookfield Business Partners says it sees potential for growing the current network of Loblaw-owned gas stations and associated kiosks after the deal closes.Loblaw says it expects the deal will be positive for its customers, gas station operators and the company itself.Canada’s largest operator of grocery and pharmacy stores expects to use proceeds from the sale for its corporate activities.Chevron Corp also sold its Canadian gasoline stations and refinery in British Columbia to Parkland Fuel Corp , a marketer of petroleum products, for $1.46 billion on Tuesday.With files from Reuters read more

AG tells Sports Minister to hold SLC elections on May 31

The Attorney General has advised Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapha to hold the elections for the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board on May 31st.Musthapha says he has informed the board on the advise he had received from the AG. The election was earlier scheduled to be held on May 19 but was postponed indefinitely. (Colombo Gazette)

UN Mission extracts 30 civilians from airstrip in South Sudan as violence

Civilian casualties so far from the week’s fighting include one dead and eight wounded, a spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement today, as a result of a renewed outbreak of violence in two towns in the country’s North.In a statement issued yesterday afternoon, the Secretary-General strongly condemned the resumption of hostilities between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and Opposition forces in Bentiu and Rubkona in Unity State.He also called upon President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar to cease immediately all military operations, and reminded them of their obligation to protect civilians and respect international humanitarian law.South Sudan has experienced several bouts of violence over the past few months, including an incident in which the UN base in Bentiu came under fire resulting in the wounding of one child. Meanwhile, a prior attack caused hundreds of people to seek shelter at the nearest airport. Approximately 340 civilians took shelter with UNMISS troops, and then were escorted to safety.Political in-fighting between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, started in mid-December 2013 and subsequently turned into a full-fledged conflict that has sent nearly 100,000 civilians fleeing to UNMISS bases around the country. The crisis has uprooted some 1.5 million people and placed more than 7 million at risk of hunger and disease.The Mission is currently protecting some 100,000 displaced civilians countrywide, 49,000 of them in Bentiu alone. read more

War on sugar failing as puddings get sweeter

Obesity widens economic inequalities, affecting the poor the hardestDr Alison Tedstone, PHE chief nutritionist Duncan Selbie, PHE chief executive said on Monday the food industry needed to “step up,” highlighting the fact some companies had “as yet taken little or no action”.The  findings, which examine the amount of sugar per 100g, show that the content in biscuits and chocolate confectionary has remained stubbornly unchanged, in the first year since the targets were set. And puddings have become one per cent sweeter, despite repeated pledges to crack down on sugar content, the data from shopping baskets shows. Tackling the obesity crisis needs the whole food industry to step upDuncan Selbie, PHE chief executive An updated childhood obesity strategy, due to be published within weeks, is already considering a clampdown on advertising and marketing of junk foods to children, which could include a ban on adverts for such foods before the 9pm watershed.Steve Brine, Public Health Minister, said: “We lead the world in having the most stringent sugar reformulation targets and it is encouraging to see that some progress has been made in the first year.“However, we do not underestimate the scale of the challenge we face. We are monitoring progress closely and have not ruled out taking further action.”Protect yourself and your family by learning more about Global Health Security  Government targets to cut the sugar in common foods have failed spectacularly – with puddings getting sweeter and no change at all in chocolates or biscuits, new figures show.Ministers pledged to slash levels in a vast range of products by 20 per cent by 2020, under the Government’s 2016 childhood obesity strategy.But the first official assessment of progress shows that almost seven in 10 of the most popular brands have shown no change in their sugar content – or have even seen it increase.Across the board, sugar content has fallen by just two per cent against a target of five per cent in the first year.And the least change has been made in some of the most sugary products, the figures from Public Health England (PHE) show.Manufacturers were told to shrink their products, change their recipe or boost sales of healthier options to meet the key pledge.Instead, the majority have either done nothing or made their offerings even sweeter.Of the top 20 brands responsible for the most sugar sales, 56 per cent saw no change in their content and 12 per cent added more.Just 33 per cent cut the amount in their products. The greatest reductione came in the category of yoghurts and fromage frais, with a six per cent cut in both sugar and calorie content, while sugar in breakfast cereals fell by five per cent.Officials today set out more targets, calling for a 20 per cent reduction in the sugar content of all milk-based drinks, which are exempt from a sugar tax introduced on soft drinks earlier this year.PHE also called on the drinks industry to cap the calorie content of all juice based drinks at 150 calories, and to cut sugar in all juice-based drinks by five per cent.However, these targets are also voluntary. Dr Alison Tedstone, PHE chief nutritionist, said:  “This is about tackling the nation’s obesity crisis. Too many children and adults suffer the effects of obesity, as does society, with our NHS under needless pressure. Obesity widens economic inequalities, affecting the poor the hardest.”Ministers said tougher actions may be planned. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Food giants have already said the sugar targets are unrealistic, with Tim Rycroft, of the Food and Drink Federation, saying the 20 per cent aim “won’t be technically possible or acceptable to UK consumers”.Duncan Selbie, PHE chief executive, called on food manufacturers to do more.He said:  “We have seen some of the food industry make good progress, and they should be commended for this. We also know that further progress is in the pipeline.“However, tackling the obesity crisis needs the whole food industry to step up, in particular those businesses that have as yet taken little or no action.” The strategy, published in August 2016, had been criticised by some charities for relying too much on voluntary efforts by the food industry to offer healthier produce.Last night ministers said they had not ruled out further action, with an updated strategy expected within weeks.The assessment of shopping basket data examines eight categories of food; biscuits,puddings, breakfast cereals, chocolates, sweets, yoghurts, spreads and ice cream. Cakes were excluded from the analysis because of problems with data quality.Overall, sugar content of all such foods fell by just two per cent, against the five per cent target.But what progress was made came largely from categories such as yoghurts and breakfast cereals – the only two categories to meet or exceed the target – with little change made among other categories where sweeping changes were pledged. While no change was made to the sugar content of biscuits and chocolates, the figures show a one per cent rise in sugar content of puddings sold – causing a four per cent rise in calories consumed in one sitting. read more

Dagur Sigurdsson confirmed Germany coach

← Previous Story Barcelona again training in “Zumba” rhythm! Next Story → Martin Schwalb to sue HSV Hamburg Dagur Sigurdssongemranyhandball The DHB confirmed the rumours. Dagur Sigurdsson is the new Germany national team coach, and is supposed to consolidate the team that failed to qualify for the World Championship 2015 in Qatar, but were lucky to be given Wild Card for it at the expense of Australia participating. Dagur Sigurdsson will succeed Martin Heuberger, and will coach both Fuchse Berlin and Germany in the upcoming season, after which he will be released from Fuchse Berlin in order to concentrate on the national team.

Chinas J20 stealth plane goes live in first test flight

first_imgWhilst Stealth technology was likely developed back in Germany during World War II, in modern times the US is the only known nation to deploy fully operational stealth technology. Various aircraft such as the F-117 Nighthawk, the B-2 Spirit “Stealth Bomber”, the F-22 Raptor, and the F-35 Lightning II all featuring said technology.Now it seems China has caught up with the US and has conducted its first test flight of the J-20 stealth fighter. We are not sure if the Chinese were trying to keep this secret or not, but the cat was let out the bag after 15 minutes of film footage appeared on several Chinese websites shortly after the flight.Chinese President Hu Jintao confirmed the test flight later to US Defense Secretary Robert Gates who happens to be visiting the country amid concerns that the Chinese are modernizing and upgrading their technology (especially as their military budget in 2010 stood at $78 billion).However, the timing of the test flight was apparently just coincidence and Robert Gates soon commented to clear up the matter:I asked President Hu about it directly, and he said that the test had absolutely nothing to do with my visit and had been a pre-planned test. And that’s where we left it. Read more at the BBClast_img read more

Twitter to clamp down on trolls as new safety features unveiled

first_img Short URL Share10 Tweet Email Twitter to clamp down on trolls as new safety features unveiled Twitter bosses said they will not tolerate the abuse of its users by nameless accounts. Feb 8th 2017, 7:40 AM By Garreth MacNamee 35 Comments Image: PA Wire/PA Images http://jrnl.ie/3228365 TWITTER HAS VOWED to make using the social networking website safer following a raft of complaints over abusive tweets by anonymous trolls.The company announced last night that it will not “tolerate abuse and we’re launching efforts to stop it”.Last week, the tech firm introduced an improvement to reporting abusive tweets that “gives people experiencing targeted harassment more ways to report it”.Yesterday, they announced three new changes: stopping the creation of new abusive accounts, safer search results, and collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality tweets.VowIn a statement last night, a Twitter spokesman said: “We’re taking steps to identify people who have been permanently suspended and stop them from creating new accounts. This focusses more effectively on some of the most prevalent and damaging forms of behaviour, particularly accounts that are created only to abuse and harass others.”The social network security team said it had also been working on identifying and collapsing potentially abusive and low-quality replies so the most relevant conversations are brought forward.Twitter said these changes are expected to be rolled out in the coming weeks.Read: ‘The vast majority of Muslims would not be affected’: Judges grill lawyers over US travel ban >Read: Hundreds of jobs ‘at risk’ at Hewlett Packard plant in Kildare > Image: PA Wire/PA Images Wednesday 8 Feb 2017, 7:40 AM 8,688 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

A writer for the London Times has questioned Irelands tenuous claim to

first_imgA writer for the London Times has questioned Ireland’s ‘tenuous claim to nationhood’ The column also said that republicanism was “rooted in romanticism and myth and hatred”. Short URL 1/2 As Ambassador I cannot ignore @MelanieLatest’s outlandish claim @thetimes that Irish nationhood is ‘tenuous’. 100 years of independence.— Daniel Mulhall (@DanMulhall) March 7, 2017 Phillips has previously written for the Daily Mail and has often been criticised for her views which have included referring to climate change as “a scam”.Read: Theresa May to signal end of free movement for EU migrants when Article 50 is triggered >Read: On Brussels trip, Kenny says Brexit deal should include provision for united Ireland > 2/2 @MelanieLatest Irish nationhood based on strong sense of identity, distinctive culture & shared values and interests. Nothing ‘tenuous’— Daniel Mulhall (@DanMulhall) March 7, 2017 68,635 Views http://jrnl.ie/3274495 176 Comments Source: Daniel Mulhall/Twitter Tuesday 7 Mar 2017, 10:43 AM Source: Daniel Mulhall/Twitter Share2334 Tweet Email2 By Rónán Duffy Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Mar 7th 2017, 10:43 AM THE IRISH AMBASSADOR to the UK has hit back at “outlandish” claims by a writer for the London Times who questioned Ireland’s nationhood.In the piece entitled “Britain is the authentic nation in this battle”, Melanie Phillips says that Ireland has a “tenuous claim to nationhood”.She further claims that Ireland “seceded” from the UK after the War of Independence.The column comes on the back of continued agitation by the Scottish National Party (SNP) in Scotland and Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland for independence from the UK.Phillips writes:Does that mean Westminster should tear up the Good Friday agreement and bid farewell to Northern Ireland? No, because it has an obligation to the Unionists; and because the claim to unite Ireland is tenuous since Ireland itself has a tenuous claim to nationhood, having seceded from Britain as the Irish Free State only in 1922.The piece also claims that: “Scottish nationalism and Irish republicanism are cultural phenomena rooted in romanticism and myth and hatred of the other in the form of the English or the Protestants.”Phillips argues that the SNP and Sinn Féin want to “reclaim powers from Westminster in order to surrender them to Brussels”.The column has drawn sharp criticism from Ireland’s Ambassador in London who described Phillips’ questioning of Irish nationhood as “outlandish”. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Councils surprise move may scuttle biomass plant plans

first_imgIn a surprise move Monday evening, the Vancouver City Council made a decision that places the future of Clark County’s proposed downtown biomass plant in jeopardy.The council unanimously agreed to an immediate six-month emergency moratorium on development in the downtown zone where the county and its private partner, Schneider Electric, want to locate a biomass electricity generating plant. The city’s action came not long before an expected decision from a hearings examiner about whether the city’s original rejection of Schneider’s application to build downtown was valid.The moratorium means it’s highly unlikely that Schneider — which would build and operate the $28 million facility without any public money — will be eligible for an $8 million federal grant that expires at the end of the year.“We would be stopped in our tracks as I understand it,” Clark County Administrator Bill Barron said Monday after the city council’s vote. “(The grant) is one of the keys to the project in terms of it penciling for Schneider.”last_img read more

Madore mails out apology to voters

first_imgCandidate David Madore said he apologized to Clark County Commissioner Marc Boldt for including a false claim in a flier that Boldt has doubled the size of government. During Boldt’s time in office, the county budget has decreased along with the number of county employees. Madore has also mailed out a new flier with an apology to voters. Republican candidate David Madore, who on July 24 apologized to Clark County Commissioner Marc Boldt for putting out a mailer that claimed Boldt “has doubled the size of government during his terms in office,” has his apologies to voters in the mail.Since Boldt has been in office, the county’s biennial budget has decreased from $941 million in 2005-06 to $921 million in 2011-12. The number of full-time equivalent county employees has dropped during that time from 1,760 to 1,640.So the size of the county government has shrunk, not doubled.Madore said Wednesday that a mailer will be sent to the same households that received the first mailer.They should arrive between Thursday and Saturday, Madore said.The primary election is Tuesday, but ballots were mailed July 18.As of Wednesday, the Clark County Elections Office had received 28,658 ballots out of 234,327 ballots mailed.Madore also said Wednesday that mailers will be inserted in Friday’s Columbian for subscribers who live in Commissioner District 2 (most of Vancouver east of Interstate 205, plus Camas, Washougal and other areas of east county.)One side of the mailer is devoted to the apology: “I messed up! I made a statement on a previous flier that turned out to be flat-out wrong. I said Marc Boldt doubled the size of government during his terms in office. Not true. It was an unintentional error. I am responsible and I apologize. I will always tell the truth as best I understand it. If I err, I will make it right, publicly. We serve, not for ourselves, but for our community, our families and our grandkids. We must model leadership, character and integrity, even when we get it wrong.”Madore, owner of U.S. Digital and outspoken opponent of the Columbia River Crossing, is one of three people challenging Boldt, a Hockinson Republican seeking his third term.last_img read more

Raw beef pork recalled due to possible human blood contamination

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – US Foods is recalling more than 700 pounds of raw beef and pork products that may be contaminated with human blood, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.The fresh and frozen raw beef and pork items were produced July 18, 2019, and bear establishment number “EST. 21103” inside the USDA mark of inspection.The items were shipped to restaurants in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.Officials said the problem was discovered after the facility learned that an employee may have cut himself during production.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products.Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.To view a list of products subject to the recall, click here. last_img read more

Indias data localisation decision leaves global digital payment firms in a bind

first_imgReuters/Vivek PrakashWith the government on Monday saying it will not relax the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) October 15 deadline for data localisation, the road ahead has become tough for global digital payment providers who have sought more time to comply with the guidelines.The RBI guidelines say that all digital payment firms like Google Pay, WhatsApp and others must store data locally for their businesses. The deadline to comply with the norms ended on Monday.In a statement, WhatsApp said that in India, almost 1 million people are testing WhatsApp payments to send money to each other in a simple and secure way.”In response to India’s payments data circular, we’ve built a system that stores payments-related data locally in India,” a WhatsApp spokesperson told IANS.”WhatsApp payment is useful for people in their daily lives and we hope to expand the feature to all of India soon so we can contribute to the country’s financial inclusion goals,” the spokesperson added, without mentioning if the Facebook-owned company has finally submitted a compliance report sought by the RBI.With over 200 million users, India is the largest market for WhatsApp.Google Pay has reportedly asked the government for more time on this. Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaksReuters fileIn September, Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai wrote to IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, advocating free flow of data across borders as such a step will encourage global companies to contribute to India’s digital economy.Pichai said that the free flow of data across borders would also benefit Indian start-ups looking to expand globally.”Free flow of data across borders — with a focus on user privacy and security — will encourage start-ups to innovate and expand globally and encourage global companies to contribute to India’s digital economy,” Pichai wrote.”The Google team in India will be in touch with your office to follow up on some of the specific topics we discussed during our meeting,” said Pichai, thanking Prasad for his visit in August to Google’s Mountain View campus in the US.On Monday, sources said the government is not in favour of extending the deadline for RBI’s data localisation plan. “The government is also not in favour of the data-mirroring idea,” they added.According to India’s largest digital payment provider Paytm, all payments data of the Indian users must be processed and stored only within the country and must not be allowed to go out of the country, not even for processing.”We have complied with this mandate since day one and have welcomed this initiative right from the beginning,” a Paytm spokesperson told IANS.”It is important that we do not become mere Internet colonies for global companies and make every organisation accountable towards the security and privacy of data of our fellow countrymen,” the spokesperson added.This is a key matter of national interest, said Paytm, adding that we must discourage inappropriate use and transfer of data.last_img read more

BNP leader MK Anwar passes away

first_imgBNP Leader MK Anwar. File photoBNP standing committee member and former minister MK Anwar died in the early hours of Tuesday at his Elephant Road residence in the city. He was 85.Anwar, a bureaucrat-turned politician breathed his last around 1:20 am, said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Shairul Kabir Khan, reports news agency UNB.He said the veteran BNP leader had long been suffering from diabetics, heart disease and various old age complications.Anwar is survived by two sons and a daughter to mourn his death.He retired from the government service in 1990 after discharging the duty of cabinet secretary.Anwar joined BNP in 1991 and was elected MP from Comilla’s Homna constituency for several times.last_img

Combating HIV TB and Malaria

first_imgIn preparation for the Preparatory Meeting for the ‘Sixth Replenishment for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund)’, the Global Fund Advocates Network Asia-Pacific (GFAN AP) and India Working Group 1 (IWG) for the Sixth Preparatory Meeting co-organised the Communities and Civil Society Planning Meeting on January 16 and 17, at Le Méridian, New Delhi.The meeting aimed to support joint strategizing and create synergies among India civil society and regional and global communities and civil society advocates for a fully funded Global Fund leading up to the Sixth Replenishment Pledging Conference of the Global Fund to be held in October 2019 in Lyon, France. In addition, for the first time in India, community and civil society partners from HIV, TB and malaria have united their voices to strengthen their responses towards the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) agenda and increased domestic financing towards the three diseases. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIndia will make a history by being the first country from the ‘global south’ ever to host a ‘Preparatory Meeting for the Global Fund’s tri-annual Replenishments’ in the national capital, on the February 7-8. This will serve as an important milestone to mobilise funds aimed at accelerating AIDS, TB and malaria responses and building resilient and sustainable health systems across the world. It will also provide an opportunity to highlight India’s contribution to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through broad public-private partnerships; and through the use of new tools, technologies call attention to India’s leadership in the production and supply of generic medicines and leading conversations around utilizing public health safeguards in the implementation of intellectual property rights.last_img read more

GE Healthcare Announces 300 Million Commitment to Support Emerging Market Health

first_img Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  October 6, 2015 — GE Healthcare announced the creation of a new business unit, Sustainable Healthcare Solutions (SHS), that will develop high-value, low-cost technologies and healthcare delivery solutions across multiple care settings. The new organization will invest $300 million as part of a multi-phase effort to develop a more robust affordable healthcare portfolio for customers. The unit will combine GE Healthcare’s operations in India, South Asia, Africa and Southeast Asia.With the vision to improve access to quality and affordable health around the world, SHS will work with governments, clinicians, private operators and NGOs to deliver value-based solutions aimed at improving outcomes for health systems and patients.“Much of the world’s population is without adequate healthcare, and innovations that can create better patient outcomes in a sustainable way are urgently needed,” said John Flannery, president and CEO of GE Healthcare. “Many emerging economies are looking for experienced partners to help build skills, capacity and effective healthcare solutions for their patients.”GE Healthcare has a long track record in developing innovations for emerging markets. For example, its handheld ultrasound device Vscan Access+ and Lullaby+infant warmer are improving outcomes in remote rural settings in maternal infant care, a major focus area for many emerging markets. The low-cost healthcare equipment sector alone is now estimated to be worth over $8 billion and growing significantly as developing countries continue to invest in effective, long-term healthcare solutions to improve the health of their populations.“SHS will leverage GE’s Fastworks methodology to accelerate, test and rapidly commercialize relevant, affordable technologies. By taking this ‘start-up’ model approach we can rapidly test new ideas, products and services to maximize effectiveness for customers before we scale up,” said Terri Bresenham, president and CEO of GE Healthcare’s Sustainable Healthcare Solutions unit. “From basic primary care delivery through to more complex, structural healthcare challenges, SHS will aim to combine GE Healthcare’s capabilities and scale with the local know-how and expertise of our partners across Africa, Southeast Asia, India and South Asia.“For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. 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San Josés most adorable and delicious vegetarian restaurant is closing

first_img Facebook Comments No related posts. Jardín del Parque serves up smoothies and organic salads with homemade dressing. Jardín del Parque offered incredible buffet breakfasts on Sundays. Ashley Harrell For the last two years, the beloved alfresco eatery Jardín del Parque has served up innovative juices, delicate pastries, mouthwatering homemade pizzas and knockout veggie platos del día on the east side of San José’s Parque Nacional. One could go on about the creamy and flavorful sopas, the nutritious and nutty salads and the clever floppy disk coasters – but the restaurant will not.On Nov. 15, Jardín del Parque will shutter its doors, and owner Illeana Méndez will focus on other projects. “I actually feel quite relieved,” Méndez said, apparently unsympathetic to devoted patrons.  But then she explained that the business would continue in the form of catering gigs, cooking classes and new product development (baby food with organic flowers and dehydrated fruit is coming down the pipe at Tierra Viva, Méndez’s food and beverage company). Additionally, Méndez and her staff will keep booths at farmers markets around the country.“We will still be at Feria Verde,” Méndez reassured, speaking of the Saturday market in Barrio Aranjuez, where veggie lovers will be able to feast on Jardín del Parque breakfast burritos, tortillas and pitas, and purchase Tierra Viva’s dulce de leche and kombucha drinks. Méndez also hopes to get involved with new green markets starting up in Santa Ana, a southwestern suburb of San José, and Nosara on the Nicoya Peninsula.From Nov. 4-6, the Jardín crew also will be catering the P3 sustainable tourism conference at the Children’s Museum in downtown San José.The Jardín del Parque name will die with the restaurant (and if that sounds dramatic, it is) but Tierra Viva will live on. Vanessa I. Garnicalast_img read more

Earnings Rise at Citi Mortgage Profits Fall

first_img “”Citigroup””:http://www.citigroup.com/citi/ reported a net income of $4.2 billion for the second quarter as credit losses diminished.[IMAGE]The bank’s Q2 earnings represent a 42 percent increase over Q2 2012’s estimated $2.9 billion.According to Citi’s quarterly earnings filing, the increase “”was driven by the higher revenues and lower net credit losses, which were partially offset by higher legal and related costs, a lower loan loss reserve release and a higher effective tax rate.””[COLUMN_BREAK]Citi’s allowance for loan losses was $21.6 billion–3.4 percent of total loans–as of the quarter’s end compared to $27.6 billion (4.3 percent of total loans) at the end of the prior-year period. The loan loss reserve release totaled $784 million in the quarter, down 22 percent year-over-year.Citi also reported a 4 percent decline in retail banking revenues to $1.6 billion, “”reflecting lower mortgage origination and servicing revenues … partially offset by a gain of approximately $180 million of the sale of a mortgage portfolio during the quarter.”” Retail banking revenues are expected to continue to suffer from lower mortgage origination revenues and spread compression, the bank said.On the positive said, CEO Michael Corbat noted Citi is on track as far as Basel III is concerned, saying, “”We increased our already strong capital levels, reaching an estimated Basel III Tier 1 Common ratio of 10 percent. Generating consistent and quality earnings is a key priority and this quarter met that goal.”” Share in Origination, Servicing Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Citigroup Investors Lenders & Servicers Profits Quarterly Earnings Service Providers 2013-07-15 Tory Barringercenter_img July 15, 2013 422 Views Earnings Rise at Citi, Mortgage Profits Falllast_img read more

The couple who are addicted to beach cleaning

first_imgEnvironmental organisation ‘Let’s make Cyprus green’ is planning its biggest event in its seven-month existence, a beach clean-up of the Karnayio area between the old and new ports of Limassol.In the words of the organisation’s founder, Eleni Kazelas, Karnayio is “probably the dirtiest beach in Limassol” was described in the media this month as an ‘open sore’ and a ‘dumping ground’.Kazelas, 26, knows what she is talking about, as with husband Andrey, 31 she has already organised another five beach clean-ups.Actually, the idea for the organisation which aims to spread awareness to the public about the dangers to the planet started on a beach. The couple got married on one, Paramanli beach in Limassol, and looking around found that it was full of rubbish.“It kind of happened overnight,” she said. “One day the two of us cleaned it in four hours, and we filled 12 big bags.”There was no looking back, though both work at full-time jobs.“My husband and I are passionate about it, it has become our baby and we are kind of addicted now,” the environmentalist said.Not only is there a problem with time, the new enterprise also had expenses, as they needed money for items such as clean-up materials.Thus, their next step was to raise money by creating a line of products which they now offer online.In fact, Let’s make Cyprus green is about three steps. Number one is education which they provide by visiting schools – where, Kazelas said, students are enthusiastic and receptive – and by writing articles. Number two is action which explains the beach cleaning, and number three is prevention, hence the products for sale, ranging from drinking straws made from stainless steel, bamboo, glass and paper, reusable produce bags for fruits and vegetables, to stainless steel bottles and bamboo toothbrushes.While the couple cleaned the first beach by themselves, they soon realised they could do with some help and started a Facebook campaign to attract volunteers.They found quite a few from all over Cyprus. Around 80 helped with the first campaign in February, and with the last one, in hot weather and during the holiday season, still 45 people helped.The organisers bring everything that’s necessary to these campaigns, bags, gloves, a first aid kit and even refreshments. All the volunteers need to do is wear comfortable clothing.They are aiming to take on Karnayio in September.And they are about to become even bigger, at least they hope so. In about two months they will be officially registered as a non-profit organisation, and the founders hope that with this will come more recognition and support.For more info and to make a donation see their website: https://www.letsmakecyprusgreen.com/  You May LikeTruck And Labor, IncCross Pendant Necklaces – Thousands To Choose FromTruck And Labor, IncUndoHousediverLaura Ingraham Lives With Her Partner In This Gorgeous MansionHousediverUndoMy Daily DiscoveryNew Portable Safe Prevents Thieves From Stealing Your Stuff!My Daily DiscoveryUndo Property owners price themselves out of the marketUndoUrgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoTwo days of music to dance toUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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