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Congress standing by antinationals Prasad

first_imgPatna: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is the BJP candidate for Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat, on Wednesday said the opposition Congress party is standing with those against the country. Prasad has been fielded by the BJP from Patna Sahib after the party denied the ticket to the sitting MP actor-turned-politicuan Shatrughan Sinha. “Congress has been supporting and standing with Tukde-Tukde gang and Congress manifesto is to divide the country, and will give relax to hearts of those against the country” Prasad said here. He said that the Congress is doing everything to demoralise the army and security forces. The Union Minister also asked the Congress to spell out how many jobs were given by the previous UPA government at the Centre during its 10 years in power. The NDA government is giving fitting response to terrorists and Pakistan, Prasad added.last_img read more

Stocks advance amid less geopolitical risk positive Chinese inflation data

Canadian stocks were higher Monday amid a perception of lessening tensions between Ukraine and Russia and reassuring economic data from China.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 82.17 points to 15,278.48, while the Canadian dollar was ahead 0.12 of a cent to 91.27 cents US.U.S. indexes were also positive as traders felt more inclined to take on risk following reports Friday that Russia called an end to military exercises near Ukraine and withdrew troops to their bases.The Dow Jones industrials were up 58.75 points to 16,612.68, the Nasdaq climbed 32.09 points to 4,402.98 while the S&P 500 index was ahead 9.79 points to 1,941.38.Fighting raged in the city of Donetsk as Ukraine government forces closed in on the rebel stronghold and insurgents backed away from a cease-fire offer. There have been worries that Russia might directly intervene in Ukraine’s civil war if it appeared the pro-Russian rebels were in danger of being defeated.There have also been worries about the effect of sanctions against Russia and counter sanctions, which could seriously damage a still fragile economic recovery in Europe.Meanwhile, in Iraq, U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State militants near the northern city of Irbil, capital of the Kurdish region, in hopes of limiting their advance and keeping them away from oil fields.China’s consumer price index in July stayed at 2.3 per cent, well below the official target for the year of 3.5 per cent. That gives the central bank room to ease access to credit if needed to shore up economic growth, which was 7.5 per cent in the latest quarterOn the corporate front, the group of oil and gas pipeline and storage companies controlled by Kinder Morgan but traded separately will combine and become the fourth biggest U.S. energy company by market value. Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. says the total purchase price of the three other companies is US$71 billion, including $27 billion of assumed debt.Gains on the TSX were led by the base metals sector, up one per cent as the positive news from China helped push September copper up a cent to US$3.18 a pound.The gold sector edged up 0.18 per cent as increased appetite for risk pushed December gold down $2.10 to US$1,308.90 an ounce.The energy sector was ahead 0.24 per cent while September crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 47 cents to US$98.12 a barrel.The financial sector was ahead 0.6 per cent after ratings agency Standard & Poor’s on Friday revised its outlooks to negative from stable on almost all Canadian banks.It comes a week after Ottawa launched a public consultation on its proposed ”bail-in regime,“ which seeks to protect taxpayers from having to foot the bill for bailing out a big bank in the event that it runs into financial trouble.Shares of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. (TSX:TKM) continued to charge ahead following a U.S. regulatory decision that relaxes safety precautions on the Vancouver-based company’s experimental drug for treating Ebola. Its stock surged $4.24 or 18.4 per cent to $27.24 after jumping 47 per cent on Friday.Tekmira has a $140-million contract from the U.S. government to develop its drug TKM-Ebola, but last month a small human trial of the experimental drug was put on hold after safety issues emerged. read more

Thumbnail sketch with highlights of CBS fall schedule

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Lynn Elber, The Associated Press Posted May 15, 2013 2:15 pm MDT Thumbnail sketch with highlights of CBS’ fall schedule. NEW YORK, N.Y. – Some highlights of CBS’ moves in its schedule for next season.WHAT’S NEW: Not too much. CBS has such a successful lineup — tops in total viewers and advertiser-favoured young adults this season — that it is bringing aboard just eight new series. But it is toying with the limited-series format that looks like broadcasting’s flavour du jour next year. CBS’ experiment: “Hostages” and Intelligence,” which will get shorter consecutive runs in the 10 p.m. Eastern time slot on Mondays.WHAT’S GONE: “CSI: N.Y.,” ”Vegas,” ”Golden Boy” and “Rules of Engagement.”BIG MOVE: Keeping sitcom “Mike & Molly” and its red-hot movie star, Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids,” ”Identity Thief”), off the air until midseason. Network executives said they love the show, are thrilled about McCarthy’s summer flick “The Heat” with Sandra Bullock, but wanted the flexibility of having 22 episodes of fresh product available later in the season to avoid rerun fatigue for viewers.STAR POWER: Robin Williams, who gained fame with “Mork & Mindy” in the late 1970s, will return to sitcom life in “The Crazy Ones,” starring opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) as his daughter and ad-agency partner. Another big name involved: David E. Kelley, who’s shifting from his brand of hour-long dramedy (“Ally McBeal,” ”Boston Legal”) to the half-hour format.QUOTE: “I don’t care if you bow to the gods of demographics — that’s a huge victory,” CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves said of CBS’ expansive lead in total viewers over competitors ABC, NBC and Fox. While CBS has long touted its focus on that number over advertiser-favoured young adults, its executives acknowledged they are making a stronger play for youth next season. One example: “We Are Men,” with Kal Penn and Jerry O’Connell among four newly single men sharing temporary digs.AMAZING FACTOID: The Tuesday-night lineup of “NCIS,” ”NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Person of Interest” is the first time since 1982 that a network has had TV’s three top-rated dramas on a single night, said Kelly Kahl, CBS prime-time senior executive vice-president. The last trio to accomplish that feat: CBS’ “The Dukes of Hazzard,” ”Dallas” and “Falcon Crest.” read more

One year on UN expert urges ratification of treaty to phase out

The Convention, hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), must be ratified by 50 countries to be legally binding. While 128 countries have signed the agreement one year after it was opened for signature and ratification, only seven have ratified it, jeopardizing its chances of being in force by the agreed-upon target of 2020, the expert noted in a press release.“Ratification is an imperative for States to fulfil their human rights obligations,” Mr. Tuncak stated. “A delay in ratifying the Convention means that people and the environment will continue to suffer the human rights impacts of mercury pollution.”Exposure to mercury – even small amounts – can cause serious, and even fatal, health threats. Such threats affect the rights of present and future generations to numerous human rights, including the rights to health, food, safe work conditions and a healthy environment, he said.“The negative effects of mercury are of serious concern for children and women of child-bearing age who are proven to be especially vulnerable,” Mr. Tuncak noted, adding that “once released into the environment, the impacts of mercury on vulnerable populations is uncontrollable.” The Convention is named after a Japanese city where the dumping of mercury-containing waste in the mid-twentieth century resulted in thousands of people in the community developing a neurologically and physically debilitating disease now known as Minamata disease. Specifically, the Convention provides controls and reductions of mercury in applications from medical equipment to energy-saving light bulbs to the mining, cement and coal-fired power sectors. Pinpointing populations at risk, boosting medical care and promoting better training of health-care professionals in identification and treatment of mercury-related illness are also part of the agreement.Mr. Tuncak’s appeal comes on the eve of a meeting of the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 3 to 7 November, in which he will participate.Mr. Tuncak was appointed Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes by the UN Human Rights Council earlier this year. read more

Mayfield struggles as Browns fall to Texans 2913

HOUSTON — Entering Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans, rookie Baker Mayfield had been playing well and protecting the ball and the Cleveland Browns were on a roll, having won consecutive games for the first time since 2014.The Browns (4-7-1) came back to earth on Sunday, with Mayfield throwing a career-high three interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown in a 29-13 loss that extended Houston’s franchise-record winning streak to nine games.Houston raced out to a 23-0 halftime lead and added two second-half field goals by Ka’imi Fairbairn to give him five on Sunday.“Got to get better,” Mayfield said. “Got to use this, learn from it … that’s one of the better teams we’re going to play all year so if we can use this as a positive thing moving forward and get better from that, that will be great.”Mayfield, the top overall pick in this year’s draft, had his worst game of the season, throwing three interceptions for the first time since he was a freshman at Texas Tech in 2013. He entered the game having thrown nine touchdown passes with just one interception in the past three games.Mayfield lamented the mistakes he made in this one.“I would’ve taken care of the ball, this game would’ve been very close,” he said.He finished with 397 yards passing and had a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter after throwing a career-best four in a win over the Bengals last week. The 23-year-old Mayfield was just 5 of 13 for 46 yards in a first half where he had a 9.3 passer rating.“He’s fearless,” Cleveland interim coach Gregg Williams said. “Never once did he back down at all. It’s a learning process and he doesn’t like it. He came out in the second half and was much more effective. We’ve got to do a better job around him.”Houston’s fearsome pass rush, led by J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney didn’t sack Mayfield, but they hurried and harassed him for much of the day.His interceptions all came before halftime to help the Texans build the big lead early.“He probably wasn’t feeling too dangerous in the first half, but he was feeling a little more dangerous in the second half,” Watt said.Zach Cunningham made it 17-0 when he grabbed his first career interception and ran 38 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Officials first ruled him down at the 1, but the play was reviewed and changed to a touchdown.Kareem Jackson was called for a 47-yard pass interference penalty on Cleveland’s next drive to put the Browns at their 20. But Mayfield threw another interception two plays later and it was returned 18 yards by Johnathan Joseph.Houston added another field goal to make it 20-0 with about three minutes left in the second quarter.Mayfield’s third interception came late in the second quarter when Andre Hal grabbed the ball in the end zone.“The third one, it’s just a dumb throw,” Mayfield said of that interception. “That’s what happens when you force something late.”But Mayfield wasn’t the only one to make costly errors for the Browns. Two big gaffes came on one series in the third quarter to keep the Browns from scoring.The Texans were up 26-7 late in the third quarter Mayfield threw what looked to be a 76-yard touchdown pass to rookie Antonio Callaway, but it was brought back because of a holding penalty by left tackle Greg Robinson.Two plays later, Mayfield connected with Callaway again and he gained 71 yards before rookie Justin Reid chased him down from behind and knocked the ball out of his hands just before he would have scored. It bounced into the end zone where it was recovered by the Texans.“He did some really good things to give him some opportunities to make plays,” Williams said. “He read the thing right. He and Baker were on the same page on a few of those shots. We’ve just got to protect the ball.”___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLKristie Rieken, The Associated Press read more

Mens Hockey No 5 Ohio State beats Michigan State 42 for sevenstraight

Junior Forward Dakota Joshua (8) gets ready to set off against Michigan’s Adam Winborg (5) tonight Jan. 26, 2018 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH. Credit: Ethan Clewell | For The LanternOhio State junior forward Dakota Joshua scored a pair of goals and redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo made 25 saves on 27 shots en route to a 4-2 win against Michigan State (9-17-1, 3-13-1-1 Big Ten) Friday night at the Schottenstein Center to give the No. 5 Buckeyes (18-5-4, 11-5-1-0 Big Ten) their seventh-straight win at home. Joshua’s physical presence on the boards made him a difficult matchup for the Spartans. He led the team with five shots and he played with a bit more motivation going against his former coach.“I love playing Michigan State, chance to play Joe Exter, former coach of ours,” Joshua said. “We had a close relationship so it’s always good to get one over him. Definitely provides a little extra energy.”  Joe Exter was an assistant coach for Ohio State from 2011 to 2017. This is Exter’s first year as an assistant coach at Michigan State. After mentioning this week a desire to jump on the Spartans from the beginning, Ohio State scored its first two goals on its first two shots. On the Buckeyes’ first power-play chance four minutes into the game, sophomore forward Ronnie Hein took a pass from junior forward Mason Jobst and tucked the puck past the pads of sophomore goaltender John Lethemon for the game’s opening score. Junior forward Freddy Gerard added his 10th goal of the season off a give-and-go play with senior forward Matthew Weis two minutes later.  Romeo was only tested seven times in the first period, but faced 20 shots in the second and third periods combined from an aggressive Spartan attack. The goalie said he was fortunate his defense gave him a clear line of sight to make the saves he needed to and clear the traffic.“They’ve done a great job all year, they just did what they’ve been doing,” Romeo said. “Letting me have the first shot, kind of pushing everyone to the outside, let me see everything. It makes my night easier.”  In the early part of the third period, Joshua sped down the right side while driving to the net and used his 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame for his first goal of the night. “It’s always good to be able to use my body,” Joshua said. “I feel like I have an advantage over most people, so yeah, the physical play doesn’t bother me. I like to think I can play anytime of hockey.” Michigan State scored a power-play goal to bring the score within one goal with eight minutes left in the game, but Joshua added the empty-net goal on a power play to ice the game. Weis’ two assists and sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski’s single helper extended their point streaks to 11 games each. Weis has 19 points and Laczynski has 17 points during the streak. Coming into Friday’s game against Michigan State, the Buckeyes were known to be a defensively stout team. Fourth in the nation in team defense with just 2.08 goals allowed per game and the nation’s top penalty kill, Ohio State would be comfortable entering the matchup playing a physical style of hockey, head coach Steve Rohlik said.“They brought it, and it was kind of the way the game was going there for a while,” Rohlik said. “We just wanted to stay with our structure and stay disciplined. At the end of the day, if that’s the way the game is going to go, we certainly will play that way.”   The Buckeyes will have a chance to sweep the season series against the Spartans at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Greenbank Group and Bridgestone sign agreement to keep enclosed belt technology moving

first_imgThe Greenbank Group UK has signed a technical collaboration agreement with Bridgestone Corporation, Tokyo in relation to the design and supply of pipe conveyor systems for the materials handling industry. The agreement will see Bridgestone provide Greenbank’s Materials Handling division with technical services for Greenbank pipe conveyor solutions which incorporate Bridgestone’s world class belt design.Pipe conveyors provide considerable environmental and economic advantages over traditional bulk material transport methods. By using an enclosed belt system, pipe conveyors minimise dust generation, protect from contamination, and prevent spillages whilst also accommodating steeper inclines and requiring much less floor space than a conventional belt design.Commenting on the agreement, Charles Conroy, Greenbank’s Managing Director said, “Having pioneered the pipe conveyor, Bridgestone’s technical knowledge and operational experience in this field is second to none. This agreement gives Greenbank access to an unrivalled level of technical expertise which will undoubtedly help further enhance our pipe conveyor portfolio.”Mr Nakaegawa, General Manager, Conveyor Belts Sales and Marketing said, “The Bridgestone Corporation is committed to working with companies that deliver exceptional products and services for the materials handling industry and the Greenbank Group has an excellent reputation in this field. We are very much looking forward to providing our technical services as they design and deploy pipe conveyor systems which use Bridgestone belt technology.”Greenbank Materials Handling offer a full range of belt materials to suit most bulk handling products and a design and installation service that delivers cost effective, innovative solutions for complex transportation problems.last_img read more

Great progress with La Parrilla tungstentin in Spain

first_imgW Resources, the tungsten, copper and gold exploration and development company with assets in Spain and Portugal, has released its Maiden Ore Reserves for La Parrilla mine in Spain, prepared in accordance with the JORC Code 2012:Mineral reserves of 29.7 Mt at 931 ppm tungsten trioxide (WO3) and 116 ppm SnAverage cash operating cost of La Parrilla in the first 6 years of operation is estimated at $90/metric tonne unit (mtu)Delivery of higher grades increases projected revenues and cash flows in the early years of productionLife of Mine (LOM) is 11 years, based on these reserves and the progressive expansion of La Parrilla to 2 Mt/y in 2018 increasing to 3.5 Mt/y in 2020Mining at La Parrilla will proceed in stages starting the in the Fast Track Mine (FTM) area and then expanding. The first stage FTM pit has a low strip ratio of 1.43 to 1 and will be mined for four to six years prior to a cutback to move to the larger LOM pit. Run of Mine (ROM) feed grades in the first three years of mining average 1,220 ppm of WO3 and 150 ppm of Sn at a ROM feed rate of 2 Mt/y. As previously reported this is a significant increase over previous mine schedule estimates and delivery of these higher grades increases projected revenues and cash flows in the early years of production.Based on the detailed mine schedules and operating cost estimates, the average cash operating cost of La Parrilla in the first six years of operation is estimated at $90/mtu which is at the lowest quartile of the world tungsten cost curve.Michael Masterman, Chairman of W commented: “La Parrilla is a large, low cost, long life tungsten and tin mine with a mine life of over 11 years and a cost structure at the bottom of the world cost curve. It is a pleasure to report our Maiden Reserves of 29.7 Mt of ore. The team is focused on commencing mining which will deliver high grades of tungsten ore averaging 1,220 ppm WO3 to La Parrilla plant in the important early years of the mine development. These higher grades boost our production and cash flows and are part of a highly economic mine development.“The resource and mine model review has highlighted the opportunity to further increase resources and reserves and lower mine strip ratios by targeted drilling of outcropping vein packages currently characterised as inferred in the resource models with an objective of converting these resources to indicated and measured.”W Resources is progressing the Final Investment Decision Report (FID Report) and will release the executive summary of the report once completed early in Q3. The FID Report will provide more comprehensive details on the operating and capital cost estimates and development economics. The Competent Person considers that the FID Report is at least prefeasibility study level report, and that the economic studies in the FID are positive, to the extent that extraction can reasonably be justified, and are thus sufficient for the estimation of an Ore Reserve Estimate in accordance with the JORC code (2012).The company has completed a placement to raise £650,000, before expenses to new and existing shareholders of W. The funds raised will be used to provide general working capital and to advance La Parrilla mine development in the lead up to the planned debt financing completion in the second half of 2017. This includes:Completion of procurement and selective engineering on key plant itemsFinal award of the crusher and concentrator packagesCompletion of small spend items help advance project executionLand access payment as per existing agreements with land owners.last_img read more

Neighbours told me she was being beaten but he had her programmed

first_img‘Neighbours told me she was being beaten but he had her programmed to deny it’ Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a witness, and from a survivor. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Eoin would regularly disappear for prolonged periods of time and Sarah would have no idea where he was, including for the first four months of Katie’s life. During one disappearance towards the end of the relationship he threatened to kill her and to kidnap Katie.“I was under the constant threat of being killed,” she says.He was constantly threatening to bury me alive… He was also threatening to kidnap Katie away from me, so he was saying he’d leave me for dead and then take my daughter. That was the breaking point.It was during one of his disappearances that Sarah finally had a chance to escape. He left one day to collect his social welfare payment and she knew he was not coming back.“Our relationship then was just over the phone for a few months,” she says. “He was keeping all that money for himself, he wasn’t giving me anything for milk or nappies. I think I caught him out on a lie at one stage and then I said, ‘this relationship is over’.”‘It’s a new chapter’Once the courts granted Sarah a safety order, Eoin was gone and she has not seen him since. She is focused on her studies and being a mum now, but she knows she is a different person because of what she went through.“The experience has changed me. Definitely,” says Sarah. She is more wary of people, especially men.“If a guy is interested in me, I tend to stand back and say: what’s his motive? What’s he trying to get at? Instead of thinking he’s interested in me as a person,” she says.But at the same time she knows she is lucky to have gotten out of the relationship, for her sake and the sake of her daughter.I think at least I survived and that might be a horrible thing to say because other people haven’t. It was six years of my life and they were wasted on him but I’m out of it now and it’s a new chapter I suppose.If you think you may have witnessed or experienced domestic violence or abusive behaviour, you can access advice and support services for both women and men at whatwouldyoudo.ie.TheJournal.ie contacted Sarah and Paul through Women’s Aid. The Women’s Aid 24-hour National Freephone Helpline is 1800 341 900.It is important that bystanders and witnesses to domestic violence do not intervene in any potentially violent situation unless it is safe and legal for them to do so. Witnesses should be aware of the potential harmful effect that intervention may subsequently have on the victim. The victim is best placed to assess the danger to themselves.Names and some specific details have been changed in the interests of protecting identity and to preserve the confidential nature of this story.Amen provides a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse. It is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm and can be reached on 046 9023718. Sarah is taking strength from her role as mum to Katie (pics posed by models). Image: Shutterstock/Predrag Popovski 37,051 Views Short URL 42 Comments https://jrnl.ie/3113788 Sarah is taking strength from her role as mum to Katie (pics posed by models). This is the fourth article in our Bearing Witness series exploring how abusive relationships can appear – from the outside, and from the inside. Some readers may find this article upsetting.FROM THE very start of his daughter Sarah’s relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Paul was anxious.“The moment they met I was worrying,” he says.My gut instinct was ‘What is she doing with him?’ It was a gut reaction but it was also that he was too stand-offish, he couldn’t be in my presence, as if he couldn’t be around another man with her.Not long after she started going out with Eoin, Sarah moved into a house with some friends. Paul had a feeling something was not right one night and paid a visit to the house. Sarah was acting strangely, hiding something from him, and he felt she was covering for Eoin.“He was deprogramming her and re-programming her in his language,” he says.When I look back now at the words she was using that night, I can see that very early on he was trying to get into her head.‘She convinced me it wasn’t happening’Paul heard through neighbours that Sarah was being beaten by Eoin, but when he confronted her about it, she convinced him it was not true.“She denied it down to the ground,” he recalls. “She actually convinced me, he had her so well programmed that she convinced me it wasn’t happening.”It was only after Sarah eventually escaped that Paul learned the full extent of the violence she had been subjected to. He believes she kept it from him because she was afraid he would have taken matters into his own hands and then he “would have ended up the criminal”.‘You need to go to court’After the birth of her child Katie, Sarah managed to get away from Eoin, but he was still “controlling her over the phone,” says Paul.I had to give her a scenario that he may come back into her life and try to take her child because he has rights. That’s when I said, ‘you need to get your rights in place, you need to go to court’.Sarah got a safety order against Eoin. Paul says the experience of going court made her see that she could “stand on her own two feet”.He says he is extremely proud of her:“To watch her grow and to develop is amazing. To read her story is difficult, but I’m so proud of her and she is an amazing mother. She wouldn’t be able to have the relationship she has with her daughter if she was still in that situation.”‘My little blessing’Katie is now four years old and Sarah says she always calls her “my little blessing, she saved my life.”I think once she came along, I felt like – I can’t have her witnessing this. It’s disturbing for me, never mind a baby.Sarah was 17 years old when she met Eoin and the relationship lasted six years before her escape, three years ago. He was violent and emotionally abusive.“The first time he hit me he sucker-punched me right into the kidney and he didn’t hit me for another two years after that,” she says.‘Typical Prince Charming’Sarah says she did not recognise the warning signs at the beginning, but looking back she can see there were red flags in Eoin’s behaviour.“He was your typical Prince Charming. He was very attentive, taking care of me,” she recalls. “The behaviour is masked as though he’s looking after you, but really it’s controlling.”Sarah became socially isolated, losing contact with all of her friends, and she found herself dressing the way Eoin wanted her to. She says:You take it as – this is how he’d like to see me and if I wear these clothes it will please him. But actually it’s controlling. He wants to see you in what he wants to see you in. It’s not your choice. Thursday 1 Dec 2016, 8:00 PM Image: Shutterstock/Predrag Popovski Dec 1st 2016, 8:00 PM By Jennifer Ryan Share318 Tweet Email last_img read more

Le mystère de la formation des bras des galaxies spirales enfin découvert

first_imgLe mystère de la formation des bras des galaxies spirales enfin découvert ?Aussi belles soient elles, les galaxies en spirale et, plus précisément, la formation de leurs bras, restaient une énigme en astrophysique jusqu’à peu. Mais une équipe de chercheurs provenant de l’Université de Wisconsin-Madison et du centre d’Astrophysique d’Harvard-Smithsonian a peut être trouvé une réponse.L’un des grands mystères de l’astrophysique va-t-il être résolu ? Lequel ? Celui de la formation des “bras” des galaxies en spirale. Un mystère qui nous touche directement, quand on sait que notre galaxie, la Voie lactée, est en forme de spirale, et que 70% des galaxies voisines de la nôtre le sont également. Il était donc temps d’avoir la réponse à cette question. Et une équipe de chercheurs de l’université de Wisconsin-Madison et du centre d’Astrophysique d’Harvard-Smithsonian semble avoir trouvé un début de réponse.L’état des lieux théorique avant l’étudeAvant cette étude, deux théories s’affrontaient sur la formation de ces fameux “bras” galactiques : l’une développait l’hypothèse que ces “bras” se formaient et se déformaient de façon continue, l’autre que l’ensemble des éléments constitutifs des bras (étoiles, poussières et gaz) s’amassaient dans des zones gravitationnelles différentes formant les fameux bras pour des périodes relativement longues.Mais d’après la récente étude, la réponse se situerait en fait à mi-chemin entre les deux théories, via les résultats observés à travers les nombreuses simulations réalisées par l’équipe d’Elena D’Onghia.Les apports de la nouvelle étudePour en arriver là, l’équipe du Dr D’Onghia s’est fondée sur les résultats d’une simulation fournie par un super-ordinateur qui a suivi les directions de 100 millions “d’objets” stellaires. Ces trajets ont été mis en corrélation avec les forces astrophysiques connues, telle la gravité, et élaborant un mouvement à échelle galactique; l’étude utilisant les formes galactiques les plus familières.”Pour la première fois, nous avons pu observer que les ‘bras’ des galaxies en spirales ne sont pas éphémères, comme cela était soutenu depuis plusieurs décennies” explique Elena D’Onghia. “Ces bras se perpétuent, de façon persistante, et disposeraient d’une longue durée de vie” ajoute Mark Vogelsberger, l’un des autres chefs de l’étude, dans des propos relayés sur Science Daily.Ces bras seraient formés par l’influence de nuages moléculaires géants, qui perturberaient la tranquillité régnant autour de régions spécifiques de formation d’étoiles, des “nurseries stellaires” en somme. Ces nuages seraient assez puissants pour initier un mouvement en spirale de ces “nurseries”, mais également les soutenir dans ce mouvement.”Non seulement ces bras se forment en spirales, mais, à la différence de la théorie voulant que les bras se dissolvent une fois la perturbation disparue, nous avons observé que ces bras étaient persistants, même sans perturbation. Cela prouve que les bras sont générés par ces nuages moléculaires et qu’ils peuvent soutenir des forces comme la gravité, même sans la présence de perturbations”, explique Elena D’Onghia.Une expérience qui ouvre la porte à d’autresÀ lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreLa Galaxie simulée dans l’étude était une formation à un seul disque. Or certaines études récentes, qui se sont penchées sur les interactions de “voisinage” entre galaxies lorsque ces dernières étaient situées à proximité d’une autre, ont révélé que les bras d’une galaxie principale pouvaient être élaborés par la gravité additionnée d’un effet “poussant” d’une galaxie satellite, comme la galaxie M51.Cependant, cette nouvelle étape scientifique affine le rôle des nuages moléculaires géants, de l’impact de la gravité dans ces formations, et pose la question de la présence de “trous spatiaux” amenant certaines formations galactiques à ne pas arborer la forme en spirale désormais décryptée. Le 5 avril 2013 à 16:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Amateur Mathematician Makes Headway on DecadesOld Puzzle

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Google Employee Smashes World Record for Calculating PiStudy: Looks Do Matter When It Comes to STEM Success center_img While you struggle to help with the kids’ geometry homework, an amateur mathematician solved a longstanding riddle that stumped number theorists for nearly seven decades.In 1950, Hugo Hadwiger and Edward Nelson asked for the minimum number of colors needed to shade all points on a graph so that no two connected points have the same color.More than 60 years—and countless attempts at decoding the puzzle—later, Aubrey de Grey has made the first major advance with a new paper published last week.Over the years, researchers have narrowed the possibilities down to somewhere between four and seven colors. According to de Grey’s calculations, though, the chromatic number of the plane cannot be less than five.An English biologist known for his work on regenerative medicine, de Grey is, as Quanta Magazine pointed out, “an unlikely mathematical trailblazer.”This 826-vertex graph requires at least five colors to ensure no two connected vertices are the same shade (via Olena Shmahalo/Quanta Magazine/Marijn Heule)On the brink of 55, he currently serves as Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation and vice president of New Technology Discovery at AgeX Therapeutics. He is also editor-in-chief of the academic journal Rejuvenation Research, author of The Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging, and co-author of Ending Aging.He believes that medical technology may enable existing humans to live indefinitely.So how does one move from studying living organisms to graph theory? Through board games, of course.De Grey discovered the chromatic number of the plane problem during his days as a competitive Othello player, where he met mathematicians who introduced him to graph theory.In the decades since, during his occasional downtime, de Grey turns to the brain teaser—his idea of a good time.Using the Moser spindle (an undirected graph with seven vertices and 11 edges) and minimal computer assistance, he developed a 1,581-vertex graph that cannot be colored using four hues.“I got extraordinarily lucky,” de Grey told Quanta of his groundbreaking discovery. “It’s not every day that somebody comes up with the solution to a 60-year-old problem.”last_img read more

Arthur loves playing next to Coutinho and Casemiro

first_imgAfter winning the match against Argentina, Brazilian midfielder Arthur expressed how happy he feels playing beside Casemiro and Coutinho.During the last World Cup in Russia, Brazil really missed a midfielder who could protect the ball like Arthur Melo did and could let both Casemiro and Coutinho play more liberated in their positions.This Tuesday in the South American Clasico between Brazil and Argentina, we got our first glimpse at what we can expect from Arthur when he reaches his top form.Brazil played a really complicated match against Argentina this Tuesday, they barely got to defeat the Albiceleste without Lionel Messi and a great deal of that victory is thanks to the work that Arthur did alongside Casemiro and Philippe Coutinho.Melo already gets to practice with Coutinho in Barcelona, he will also get to play many matches alongside him and maybe even form a dynasty that can win many trophies in the Catalan club.However, the connection with Casemiro just started this Tuesday and Arthur was ecstatic for getting the chance to share the field with a world-class defensive midfielder like the Madridista against Argentina.⏱ FINAL: Argentina 0-1 Brazil (Miranda) Coutinho and Arthur played the whole game #fcblive #SuperClásico pic.twitter.com/WMQhNwwraS— FC Barcelona Fl 🏆 (@FCBarcelonaFl) October 16, 2018Arthur was part of the squad that defeated the Albiceleste from the very beginning, he played a fairly good match in an evening that a single goal scored by Miranda during the second half gave Brazil the victory in the end.“I am very happy with my personal performance and with the overall collective achievement that we made today,” said Arthur via Diario Sport after Brazil’s victory against Argentina on Tuesday.“I have played with confidence and a very relaxed thanks to my teammates, who believe in my work. I do believe we are building a great squad and playing alongside players of the likes of Casemiro and Philippe Coutinho makes things a lot easier.”“It is always great being able to defeat Argentina, and even better than I did it on my first Clasico I played against them. Plus, there was a trophy on the line. Every single player loves being a part of huge matches like this one.”Neither the heat nor the pitch can be an excuse to not perform in a match like this one, but we did find some difficulties because Argentina is a very tough opponent and they have a fantastic squad,” he concluded.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.🇧🇷 Arthur Melo during training with Brazil #fcblive #SuperClásico pic.twitter.com/f4IXKT0YRa— FC Barcelona Fl 🏆 (@FCBarcelonaFl) October 16, 2018Arthur’s return to BarcelonaThis match must have been a revelation for both the player and manager Ernesto Valverde, who was very focused on watching his midfielder with the greatest potential in Barcelona.There is still no clue of who the boss will use for this Saturday’s La Liga match against Sevilla, but Valverde surely does have the intention of getting Arthur more minutes during this stage of the season.Barcelona’s defensive problems might also be beneficial for the Brazilian, because the manager will use his more defensive midfield players as center-backs in the next couple of months and Arthur doesn’t make that cut.The gaffer has plans of using Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal in that position, which will leave Melo a greater role as the game constructor that he is for very important matches that are coming within the next month at least.The absence of Thomas Vermaelen which was confirmed last week, will give everybody a much more important role at Barcelona and Arthur will be no different from the rest of his teammates.#Superclássico 🏆🇧🇷📷 Lucas Figueiredo / CBF pic.twitter.com/r8evyGWh3V— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) October 16, 2018What do you think about Arthur Melo’s upcoming role in FC Barcelona’s next couple of months? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Rural Georgia feels sticker shock on federal healthinsurance site

first_imgALBANY, Ga. — If Lee Mullins lived in Pittsburgh, he could buy mid-level health coverage for his family for $940 a month. If he lived in Beverly Hills, Calif., he would pay $1,405.But Mullins, who builds custom swimming pools, lives in southwest Georgia. Here, a similar health plan for his family of four costs $2,654 a month.This largely agrarian pocket of Georgia, where peanuts and pecans are major crops and hunters bag alligators up to 10 feet long, is one of the most expensive places in the nation to buy health insurance through the new online marketplaces created by the federal health law. The only place with higher premiums are the Colorado mountain resort areas around Aspen and Vail, a high-cost-of-living area unlike Georgia.“We’re not real happy with the way things are going in our neck of the woods,” said David Hardin, Mullins’ insurance broker.All the dynamics that drive up health costs have coalesced here in southwestern Georgia, pushing up premiums. Expensive chronic conditions such as obesity and cancer are common among the quarter-million people in this region. One hospital system dominates the area, leaving little competition. Only one insurer is offering policies in the online marketplace, and many physicians are not participating, limiting consumer choice.Until these elements are brought under control, it will be challenging for the Affordable Care Act to fully live up to its name, not just here but in other parts of the country where premiums are high. Other expensive places include rural Nevada, parts of Wisconsin, most of Wyoming, southeastern Mississippi, southwestern Connecticut and Alaska.last_img read more

Hubble Telescope captures death of a star

first_img(WSVN) – NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured spectacular images of the death of a star.The telescope captured a star going through rapid transformation from a red giant into a planetary nebula.In doing so, it sheds its outer layers of gas and dust out into the surrounding space.According to NASA, the gasses shown are traveling at about 621,371 miles per hour.Astronomers said the Calabash Nebula is a perfect example of the death of a star similar to our own sun.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

OnePlus 7 leaked photo suggests popup selfie camera

first_img So… To celebrate my fourth Twitter Anniversary as @OnLeaks and start 2019 leaks season, here comes a lil gift as your very first look at the #OnePlus7! 360° video + gorgeous 5K renders + dimensions, on behalf of my Friends over @Pricebaba -> https://t.co/gj5eHbiB25 pic.twitter.com/7oNyF9jgG0— Steve H.McFly (@OnLeaks) March 3, 2019 Oppo Google Samsung Apple OnePlus Mentioned Above OnePlus 6T (Midnight Black 128GB) 0 $453 See it This photo from the website SlashLeaks shows a case for what might be the OnePlus 7. The phone in the case looks like a OnePlus 6T. But there is an interesting square hole on the top of the case. SlashLeaks Last year, phones like the iPhone XS, Google Pixel 3 XL incorporated a notch into the front display to maximize screen space while reducing bezels. OnePlus released the 6 and 6T each with their own variation of the notch for a selfie camera. The OnePlus 6 followed in Apple’s footsteps with a wide-flat notch while the 6T had a less obtrusive teardrop-shaped one.On Thursday, the website SlashLeaks posted several photos that purportedly show a case for the upcoming OnePlus 7. What is curious is a large squared off hole on the top part of the case. The hole lines up with rendered mock-ups of the OnePlus 7 with a pop-up selfie camera published last week by the India news and technology site Pricebaba Daily and Twitter user OnLeaks. A pop-up front-facing camera on the OnePlus 7 would prevent it from needing a notch. Interestingly enough, the leaked photos of the case seem to show a OnePlus 6T which didn’t have a pop-up selfie camera. reading • OnePlus 7 leaked photo suggests pop-up selfie camera 13 Photos OnePlus 6T OnePlus 6T’s in-screen fingerprint reader looks to the… Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Tags New OnePlus 6T variant flaunts McLaren-inspired aesthetics News • Pixel 3 vs. OnePlus 6T: Which Android should you buy? CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See All Review • OnePlus 6T review: A hero phone without the sky-high price Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Whether any of this is true remains to be seen, but something that is for certain is that the OnePlus 7 won’t have wireless charging. As with previous OnePlus phones, the lack of wireless charging has been thought to be one of the factors that allowed OnePlus to keep the price of its phones hundreds of dollars lower than the likes from Samsung, Google and LG.A pop-up camera on the OnePlus 7 could function similar to the Vivo Nex and Oppo F11 Pro. OnePlus did not immediately respond to a request to comment. • Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Phones Share your voice Apple 2:48 Post a comment Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court To FastTrack DACA Cases

first_imgPablo Martinez Monsivais/APSupporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), demonstrate in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 3, 2017.The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to fast-track cases on the president’s decision to end a program that shields young immigrants from deportation.The administration on Monday asked the Supreme Court to take up three cases about Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in one of the cases in May but hasn’t yet ruled.The Trump administration had warned that it would ask the high court to step in if the appeals court didn’t rule by Oct. 31.The administration wants a ruling on the issue this term. The high court doesn’t typically take cases before federal appeals courts rule on them.As of May, there were 115,700 DACA recipients in Texas, according to the Migration Policy Institute. Sharelast_img read more

Snapchats Parent Launches Yellow Incubator Program for MobileContent Creators

first_imgSnap, the parent company of Snapchat, is looking to invest in new media content creators through Yellow — a new program to fund startup teams and mentor them in the art of mobile storytelling.Snap says it will invest $150,000 in each team that is accepted into the Yellow program, which will include a three-month residency at the company’s space in Venice, Calif. The participants also will have the opportunity to get their content distributed on the Snapchat platform.The first Yellow program, which kicks off in September, will include up to 10 projects. Project teams will likely consist of one to four people, according to Snap. Candidates can apply for the program at the Yellow website: yellowla.com. The application window will close July 8, 2018, and the first class will begin on Sept. 10 and run through Dec. 7, 2018. Snap is looking for applicants from diverse backgrounds, according to a company rep, including filmmakers, editors, producers, and writers; influencers and creators; and founders of early-stage companies.There are three specific areas Snap is especially interested in for the Yellow program:Augmented Reality: Content and applications that push the limits of AR — whether experienced on mobile phones, headsets, glasses, or other devices — in addition to creators developing products that can integrate with platforms such as Snapchat and Lens Studio.Interactive: Content that takes advantage of tappable interfaces, geolocation and other interactive features.Narrative Storytelling: Content that uses mobile-specific techniques for pacing, visual impact, and interpersonal dynamics.In addition, Snap says it’s interested in creators focused on a diverse range of content themes, including beauty and style, business and entrepreneurship, design, esports, gaming, health and fitness, humor and comedy, journalism, news and politics, music, pets and animals, science and technology, social causes and activism, sports travel culture, youth and student life.According to Snap, it has seen proven success from mobile-first content creators using a similar approach. For example, Elisabeth Murdoch’s Vertical Networks started “Brother,” a channel on Snapchat Discover that has since expanded into producing some of Snapchat’s most popular shows, including dating show “Phone Swap” — which has been picked up by Fox as a series for a run this summer. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

DC TV Comes to NYCC Joaquin Phoenixs Joker Grin More DC News

first_img ‘Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans’ Trailer Doesn’t Anger MeFinally, Batman Gets a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Joaquin Phoenix looking #Joker ready at the Deauville American Film Festival today pic.twitter.com/wEYoWBi35n— Batman-News.com (@BatmanNewsCom) September 5, 2018Well, we know he can certainly be creepy enough for the role. Yeesh. If he keeps this up, he may end up being the preferred modern version of the character. The Joker origin movie will have a lower-budget than most superhero fare. It’s meant to be more of a character study of the villain than a typical comic book action movie. As always, plot specifics are scarce, but we do know it’ll be set in the 1980s and will possibly be R-rated. The Joker will start as an aspiring stand-up comic who turns to crime after a particularly bad set. As a sometimes open micer… totally get it.The only concern is that part of what makes The Joker scary is his unknown, always changing past. If this is the definitive origin of the character, as far as the movies are concerned, doesn’t that make him slightly less effective? I’m not too worried, though. Even if it does, we already know he’s not the only Joker around. He and Jared Leto might not even only be too. If the DC movies follow the comics, there could be three.In addition to Phoenix, Joker stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz and Marc Maron, so there’s some serious potential here. The movie is scheduled for release October 4, 2019.Finally, we can’t wait for Aquaman. Early buzz surrounding the movie has been positive, especially after the secret footage Warner Bros. showed to San Diego Comic-Con attendees back in July. And Jason Momoa is pretty perfectly cast in the lead role. There is one actor who might have been better, though. Funny Or Die combined Aquaman and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou to give us the aquatic hero we truly deserve: Bill Murray.That editing is really impressive. It does look like they could be the same movie. Now, all I want is to see a feature-length version of this. As of now though, this is probably the closest we’re ever going to see to a Wes Anderson-directed superhero movie. And now that I’ve typed those words, it’s all I want in the world now.The James Wan-directed superhero movie, Aquaman will release in theaters December 14, 2018. DC has been putting out some of the most fun superhero shows on TV. There’s about to be even more too with all the original series coming to the DC Universe streaming service. We don’t know much about Harley Quinn or Swamp Thing, but we have seen a full trailer for Titans. Reception to it maybe wasn’t quite as enthusiastic as DC would have hoped for. It was trying just a little too hard to let us know how dark and mature it was and ended up coming off as silly. There was plenty there to like though, particularly visually. The fighting, the characters and the noir lighting all looked great. Besides, it’s not entirely fair to judge an entire season of TV by a trailer.Which is why we’re excited to get a longer, more in-depth look at the series in October. The series will have it’s world premiere the night before New York Comic Con begins in full, DC announced. If you’re going to NYCC, you’ll want to head to the Hammerstein Ballroom on Wednesday night to see the first episode of Titans, and get a sense of just what exactly this show is going to be. The cast will also be there for a Q&A after the episode’s over. Brenton Thwaites, Teagan Croft, Anna Diop, Ryan Potter, Minka Kelly, and Alan Ritchson will all be there to answer questions about the show, their characters and probably what it was like to drop Robin’s first on-screen F-bomb.Premieres like this are one of the most exciting parts of NYCC, so I’ll definitely be there to check this one out. If you’re attending the convention, you may want to get to this one early. Without a show floor or other panels, this one is likely to fill up quick.GOTHAM: Ben McKenzie and David Mazouz (Cr: Giovanni Rufino / FOX)Titans isn’t the only DC show coming to NYCC, though. For the first time in year, Gotham won’t already be running by the time the convention starts. In past years where there has been a Gotham panel, the cast was usually on hand to tease where their characters would go after the one or two episodes that had already aired. This year, they’ll be previewing the entire season. The Gotham panel is only an hour long, so we likely won’t get to see the full premiere episode. We’ll likely get a decent amount of footage, though. Warner Bros. announced a video presentation and a Q&A featuring the cast and producers of Gotham in anticipation of the final season. No word on who will be there yet, but this cast always makes for a fun panel. Especially if Robin Lord Taylor is there.I’m a little bummed that Gotham isn’t returning this fall, and we’ll have to wait to see the show wrap up its story. Especially after Season Four left it in such an exciting place. After The Joker plunged the city into chaos and Gordon evacuated as many people as they could, the villains are running the streets. Bruce Wayne, who’s Batman in all but name and pointy ears at this point, stayed to protect the citizens who were left behind. It’s based on the “No Man’s Land” story from the comics, which is such a cool arc for a Batman prequel to end on. So while we’re forced to wait a few months to see the conclusion of this bonkers comic book villain melodrama, I’m definitely excited for the hour-long taste we’ll get at NYCC. The Gotham panel is scheduled for Sunday, October 7 at 11 a.m. in what’s now called The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.Crisis on Earth X (Photo: Robert Falconer/The CW)Beyond NYCC, the biggest DC TV event of the year is the annual Arrowverse crossover. The past two years have been amazing, with “Crisis on Earth X” providing exactly what we wanted, but didn’t get, from Justice League. This one won’t be quite as big as a fight with inter-dimensional Nazis, but it will bring back Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman and introduce Ruby Rose’s Batwoman. Now The Hashtag Show reports that the crossover will bring another Kryptonian into the mix.The shows are casting for a character named Lon-El, though it’s unclear exactly what role he’ll play. He does share the same last name as Superman, though. That’s got some fans speculating that it could actually be a time-traveling Jor-El. That’d make for an interesting twist, and it fits with the age-range they’re looking for. The producers are looking to cast a man in his 40s who could play older. There’s also speculation that this could be the villain, or one of the villains, for this crossover. If any threat could necessitate the presence of both Supergirl and Superman, it would be an evil Kryptonian.Especially because the other character the Arrowverse is casting for, an obvious villain, doesn’t seem like that big of a threat on his own. The crossover will feature the psychopathic psychiatrist, Dr. Elias Kern. We don’t know how exactly he plans to make trouble for the heroes, and we probably won’t until the crossover actually airs in September. Interestingly, the actor who plays Lon-El will have a recurring role in other Arrowverse shows, including Legends of Tomorrow, which isn’t part of the crossover this year. So maybe that means he’s a recurring villain… or maybe this Dr. Elias Kern brainwashes him, and we’ll see his rehabilitation on Supergirl. This is all speculation, of course, until the three-show crossover airs in December.Over on the movie side of DC, the Joaquin Phoenix-led Joker origin movie is about to start filming. Will it be strange to have two actors playing The Joker in the same cinematic universe? Possibly, but Warner Bros. is set on putting together something very different from what Marvel has going. Perhaps in whatever DC has planned, there will absolutely be room for multiple versions of the same character. The world of DC comics does have a history of multiple Earths, after all. In the end though, it may not matter. Joaquin Phoenix is already proving just how good a Joker he’ll be.At the Deauville American Film Festival recently, Phoenix showed off his new Joker body, and flashed a grin that’s perfect for the character.center_img For more on DC check out our thoughts on the Aquaman trailer, Batwoman in the Arrowverse, and every other comic book tv in production. And follow all the news of the DCEU (or whatever they are calling now) right here. Stay on targetlast_img read more

CFPB Student Loan Complaints Tie to Homeownership

first_img October 16, 2017 918 Views CFPB: Student Loan Complaints Tie to Homeownership On Monday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its “Annual Report of the CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman.” The analysis examines complaints logged against over 250 student loan servicers, debt collectors, private student lenders, and companies marketing in “debt relief.” The CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman received approximately 22,900 complaints between September 1st, 2016 and August 31st, 2017 related to federal and private student loan servicing, as well as debt collection during that time.Among the complaints, many borrowers mention the difficulties of accessing loan benefits and protections advertised by these companies, particularly interest-rate reductions for on-time payments and repayment incentives when their loans are automatically deferred due to their enrollment status. In addition, loan co-signers complained that being party to the debt “negatively affects their ability to access other credit, like mortgage and home equity loans.” Borrowers and cosigners report that being approved for a co-signer release has not been adequately explained.According to the National Association of Realtors, 71 percent of nonhomeowners polled believe their student debt is delaying them from becoming homeowners. 52 percent of buyers expect to be delayed five years or more from buying a home.As reported by MReport, student loan debt has significantly increased in recent years. In Q1 2017, debt grew by $34 billion, totaling at $1.34 trillion, according to the New York Federal Reserve. Student loans have also remained high at 11.2 percent, the highest rate of delinquency among debt covered by the federal government.These numbers become even more ominous in light of a recent report released by the New York Federal Reserve that shows household debt is on the rise, totaling  $12.73 trillion in Q1 2017.“While most delinquency flows have improved markedly since the Great Recession and remain low overall, there are divergent trends among debt types. Auto loan and credit card delinquency flows are now trending upwards, and those for student loans remain stubbornly high,” said Donghoon Lee, Research Officer at the New York Fed.        Sharecenter_img Borrowers CFPB. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Donghoon Lee mortgage National Association of Realtors New York Federal Reserve Servicers Student Loans 2017-10-16 Dean Terrell in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, journal, Servicinglast_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Related LinksArizona Cardinals players reveal cleats for ‘My Cause, My Cleats’ weekendSnow falls in Green Bay as Cardinals prepare for PackersHe was waived by the Giants in October and signed on with Arizona’s practice squad.After being released a day prior, Kanoff returns to the Cardinals’ practice squad.Kanoff had spent the entire season on the practice squad before being elevated to the active roster prior to the game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. He was inactive during the game.An undrafted free agent, Kanoff appeared in all four preseason games, passing for 178 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions on a team-high 36 pass attempts.At Princeton, he threw for 7,510 yards and 43 touchdowns. Kanoff was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year in 2017. The Arizona Cardinals announced they have elevated linebacker Thurston Armbrister from the practice squad to the active roster on Friday.In addition, the team also re-signed quarterback Charles Kanoff to the practice squad.Armbrister has spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions and New York Giants since entering the league as an undrafted free agent out of Miami in 2015.In two seasons with the Jaguars and Lions (30 games), the linebacker recorded 29 tackles and a pass defensed. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) 1 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more