first_imgBy BEN HARRISFormer Australian referee Rick Borg said he was honoured to have a medal recognising the top referee at the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League named after him.The inaugural medal will be presented to the number one whistle-holder of the tournament at the conclusion of the Elite Eight men’s opens final tomorrow.In the past, only the leading female and male referees were recognised.This year, however, Touch Football Australia have included the Rick Borg medal as well.“I want to thank TFA and the TFA board for giving me this recognition. I’m just really stoked and humbled and honoured to have this award,” Borg said.The Queenslander began refereeing in 1989. He was Australia’s number one man in the middle from 1993 until his retirement in 2004.These days he is on the referee’s coaching panel and oversees the next generation of whistle blowers.He said returning to Coffs Harbour was special for him.“Being at Coffs Harbour on this field [field one] is where I retired so it has brought back memories and it is so great to be back here again.”He has many career highlights but there are a few that stand out.“Probably refereeing the Trans-Tasman Test Series. It is probably the ultimate goal in touch football,” he said.“I’ve been to four World Cups but there is nothing better than refereeing Australia and New Zealand.“And probably the inaugural State of Origin Series where that all-in brawl happened. That was a bit of an eye-opener.”You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League in the following ways:Websiteswww.ntl.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.auSocial MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2013)Instagram – search for ‘Touch Football Australia’YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausTouch Football Australia will be live streaming matches on their YouTube page.Related LinksRick Borg medallast_img read more

first_imgOfficers from across the various ministries, agencies and departments of Government are now participating in a seven-day Energy Conservation and Efficiency Training Programme, which is aimed at making the public sector a model for the rest of the society in energy management. In his remarks at the opening ceremony in Kingston, today (November 12), Principal Director (Energy) in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Fitzroy Vidal, emphasised that, “Jamaica depends on us…Jamaica anxiously seeks an energy solution,” noting that energy conservation and efficiency is a key element in the public sector transformation process. He argued that while Jamaica is on track to transform the energy landscape, the country’s energy bill is still costly, although fuel importation is trending downwards. “This imperative behoves us to take ownership of the problem and seek to play our part,” Mr. Vidal said. The training programme is designed for officers within the Government, who are responsible for energy management, as well as other professionals in the public sector who have direct responsibility for managing energy use as a part of their job functions. This is the third such training programme for 2012, at the end of which some 160 persons throughout the public sector are expected to benefit.      The programme will examine: the importance of energy conservation to national development; the main elements of the national energy policy; the core elements of Jamaica’s National Energy Conservation and Efficiency Policy 2009-2030; the impact that energy conservation and efficiency can have on the performance of ministries and agencies; and the officers’ role in managing the government’s energy assets and resources. The participants will also have the opportunity to evaluate their ministry’s or department’s energy use and effectively monitor and take the necessary corrective action; conduct and prepare terms of reference for the conduct of an energy audit for a ministry/department/agency; prepare an energy conservation plan; and appreciate the role that officers in ministries, agencies and departments play in reducing overall government expenditure.last_img read more

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has re-allocated funds to support the Government’s aid efforts, and will provide 735 metric tons of food assistance to feed approximately 400,000 of those affected, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).Torrential rainfall has lashed the Indian Ocean island nation since 26 December, triggering floods and mudslides, mainly in the eastern and central parts of the country, with Batticaloa district in the east reported to have received the largest amount of precipitation in a century.According to the Government’s Disaster Management Centre (DMC), the total number of affected people stands at nearly 863,800, including 13 deaths, one missing and 44 injured as of today. Roads in affected areas remain submerged, reducing access, OCHA reported.Initial assessments in some of the affected areas over the past 24 hours have identified food, non-food items and water and sanitation services as priority needs.Sri Lanka’s health ministry has sent five medical teams to the eastern and Polonnaruwa areas ready to control possible outbreaks of diseases, and to set up mobile medical clinics to assist internally displaced persons. The UN World Health Organization (WHO) will bear the cost of the mobile clinics.In addition, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has been delivering water tanks and taps to the eastern region since the beginning of the flooding and is supporting further assessments. 11 January 2011Floods caused by heavy rainfall in Sri Lanka have affected nearly a million people, including more than 127,000 displaced from their homes, the United Nations humanitarian office reported today, quoting figures provided by the Government. read more

London police say a charge against a man accused of killing another man with an arrow has been upgraded to first-degree murder.Kevin Hartman, 35, had initially been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 46-year-old Brian Maksoud in February.Police say Maksoud showed up at home with wounds caused by an arrow and was taken to hospital for surgery, but later died.Investigators say the two men knew each other, but no further details have been given about their relationship.London police have also arrested Paul O’Connell in connection with the death. He has been charged with being an accessory after the fact to aggravated assault. In addition to O’Connell’s arrest, an arrest warrant has been issued for Amanda Tait, who’s wanted on a charge of being an accessory after the fact to murder. read more

A group of United Nations independent experts urged Iran to halt the execution of five activists belonging to the Ahwazi Arab minority, who were sentenced to death on charges of corruption, propaganda and “enmity against God.” Mohammad Ali Amouri, Sayed Jaber Alboshoka, Sayed Mokhtar Alboshoka, Hashem Shabain Amouri and Hadi Rashidi, all founding members of Al-Hiwar, a scientific and cultural institute, were arrested in their homes in Ahwaz in 2011, ahead of the sixth anniversary of widespread protests by the Ahwazi community. Their sentences were recently upheld by the Supreme Court. “It is absolutely unacceptable for individuals to be imprisoned and condemned to death for exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, association, opinion and expression, and affiliation to minority groups and to cultural institutions,” said the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed. “Under international law, the death penalty can only be employed when very strict conditions are met, for example only in respect of the most serious crimes and only after a trial and appeal proceedings that scrupulously respect all the principles of due process,” noted the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, expressing serious concerns about the way these trials were conducted. The Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan E. Méndez, expressed grave concern about the allegations that the activists were subjected to torture and other ill-treatment in detention as well as having been forced to sign confessions. “This is not only in breach of Iran’s international obligations under the international covenant, which imposes an outright prohibition on torture, it is also in breach of Iran’s Constitution that explicitly forbids the use of all forms of torture for the purpose of extracting confessions or acquiring information,” Mr. Méndez said. For his part, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, reminded the Iranian authorities of their international obligations, recalling that “Iran is party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which guarantees the rights to free expression, free association and peaceful assembly.”The UN independent expert on minority issues, Rita Izsák, said she was concerned by the number of cases of individuals belonging to minorities being sentenced for their activities related to their rights. “I urge the Government of Iran to halt these executions and to review the decisions of the courts to ensure that all human rights, including minority rights, are fully upheld and respected in practice,” she added. Independent experts, or special rapporteurs, are appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

“Each Sustainable Development Goal is linked to the delivery of public service: from health to education, from safety to the rule of law [and] from water and energy to economic policies and beyond,” the Secretary-General said in his message on United Nations Public Service Day.Paying tribute to the women and men engaged in public service in all countries for their dedication to excellence, the UN chief also noted the need for a diverse, ethical competent, equipped and well-resourced public service in every country, and that it needs to be dedicated to effectively serving people and improving the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable.Recognizing the staff of the United Nations, the Secretary-General said: “Across 10 years leading this noble organization, I marvel at their dedication and professionalism every single day.”“Together, let us to create an environment where public service can flourish with creativity, innovation and a shared drive to realize the 2030 Agenda,” he concluded. read more

Around the world, World Press Freedom Day, established by the UN General Assembly in 1993, is being observed to champion free and accurate reporting.“We cannot become complacent to these kinds of attacks. They cannot become the new normal,” Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák told an event held at UN Headquarters in New York.This year’s theme for the Day is “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law.” It highlights the importance of having laws that safeguard press freedom, and gives special attention to the role of an independent judiciary to guarantee press freedom and prosecute crimes against journalists.UNESCO has partnered with 40 news organizations to launch a campaign that encourages readers to look beyond their usual outlets, and actively engage with alternative news sources. The campaign slogan – ‘Read more. Listen more. Understand more. It all starts with a free press” – featured strongly during the official global celebration of the Day, in the Ghanaian capital, Accra.In Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative, has this message to mark the day. “The United Nations recognizes that Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous places for journalists to work,” he said, “and we reiterate our determination to protect journalist safety and to fight against impunity.”In Somalia, UN Special Representative Michael Keating, commended the courage and dedication of the country’s journalists who operate in one of the world’s most dangerous environments for media workers.“I salute the hundreds of Somali journalists who risk their lives on a regular basis to do their job,” said Mr. Keating. “A truly free and independent news media is indispensable in all democratic societies, an essential means to hold the powerful to account.”He added that it was “an essential component for the media to do its job is ending the culture of impunity that, unfortunately, prevails for crimes committed against journalists.” Marking World Press Freedom Day via video message, UN Secretary-General António Guterres described “how journalists and media workers shine a light on local and global challenges and tell the stories that need to be told,” and said: “Their service to the public is invaluable.”“Laws that protect independent journalism, freedom of expression and the right to information need to be adopted, implemented and enforced.  Crimes against journalists must be prosecuted,” he stressed, calling on governments to strengthen press freedom, and to protect journalists in the vital work they do.“Promoting a free press is standing up for our right to truth,” he added.Only 10 per cent of the 930 cases of killings of journalists between 2006-2016 have been officially resolved, according to the most recent World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development Report, published by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its partners.During last year, 79 journalists were assassinated worldwide while going about their work.Earlier this week, nine journalists were among those killed in a terrorist attack in Afghanistan.  Following an initial terrorist blast in the capital Kabul, that killed many civilians, a second explosion targeted media workers arriving on the scene to cover the attack.  In a separate incident on the same day, another Afghan journalist was killed.This brings the total number of journalists murdered so far this year to 32 – with nearly eight months remaining.UNESCO’s chief, Audrey Azoulay, pledged – in her message for the Day – that her agency was “committed to defending the safety of journalists and fighting against impunity for crimes committed against them.”“The ideal of a State under the rule of law calls for well-informed citizens, transparent political decisions, public debates on topics of common interest and a plurality of viewpoints that shapes opinions and undermines official truths and dogmatism,” she said. “This shaping and informative power, mainly falls to the press and the media in general, under all their guises and through various mediums.” read more

first_imgStay on target Tune In As Brad Pitt Speaks With NASA Astronaut on ISSNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Research teams at NASA working with Kepler Space Telescope yesterday announced that they’ve identified 219 possible new planets. Ten, they suspect, are pretty Earth-y.For those not in the know, Kepler is one of the most advanced operational telescopes. It floats above us taking highly detailed images of the sky, which it then beams down to us for us to sift through. Specifically, it watches stars very closely to see if anything causes their light to dim periodically. If so, scientists on the ground can track the object and do some math to see if it’s probably a planet. Once we suspect an object may be a new exoplanet, we study it more to confirm.via NASAFor those who are in the know, however, this might seem routine at this point. After all, Kepler’s identified dozens of Earth-like worlds and a whopping 4,034 nearby planets total. The majority of these planet-potentials have been verified — to the best of our ability, anyway. That doesn’t mean we know what they look like exactly, but it does mean we know that they’re there, we know their rough mass, and we know how close they are to their parent star. Anything else? Well, we’ll have to wait for James Webb — which can use diffraction patterns in light passing through the atmospheres of target planets to determine their atmospheric composition.And let’s be honest, we’re going to need all the help we can get. We’ve royally fucked Earth, and with our species teetering on the brink of runaway climate change, we’ve kind just shat this planet. So, it’s good to know that we’ll have plenty of new homes to pick from when we finally abandon this shitty rock.via NASAOr, to be way less metal about it:“The Kepler data set is unique, as it is the only one containing a population of these near Earth-analogs – planets with roughly the same size and orbit as Earth,” said Mario Perez, Kepler program scientist in NASA’s astrophysics division. “Understanding their frequency in the galaxy will help inform the design of future NASA missions to directly image another Earth.”Let us know how we’re doinglast_img read more

first_img ADC AUTHOR The House Defense Appropriations subcommittee advanced its $690.2 billion fiscal 2020 defense bill to the full Appropriations Committee Wednesday, CQ reported.The legislation, approved in a closed-door markup session, is now expected to be reviewed by the full appropriations panel next week. The Democrat-led committee will consider $622.1 billion for DOD’s base budget and $68.1 billion for uncapped overseas contingency accounts.The bill sharply reduces President Donald Trump’s request for $9.5 billion in contingency Pentagon accounts to $1.5 billion and would block DOD funding for a border barrier, according to The Hill.If approved, House defense allocations would increase nearly $16 billion over 2019 levels.The House levels are less than the White House’s fiscal 2020 defense request by $8 billion, not including military construction funds which are allocated in a separate appropriations bill.Final fiscal 2020 topline funding will be determined this summer in House-Senate negotiations under an October deadline to strike a comprehensive budget deal and avoid current budget caps.“Until we get a final deal at the top level these are all imaginary numbers,” Senate Appropriations Committee member Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said.The two bodies are expected to have major differences on topline spending, with Senate Republicans seeking the White House’s requested levels while House Progressive Caucus members want less fiscal 2020 defense spending than the leadership supports.last_img read more

first_imgWindows 10 Insider Preview build 16251: new Cortana commands by Martin Brinkmann on July 26, 2017 in Windows – Last Update: September 02, 2017 – 4 commentsDevelopment of the next feature update of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, is slowly coming to an end as Microsoft shifted development from adding features in builds to fixing issues and giving the new version a bit of polishing before release.Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16251 is not overly spectacular when it comes to new features because of that. While that is the case, it does ship with some that are noteworthy, and others that are not really that useful in the current iteration..First, the features that you may find useful. If you use Cortana, you may order Cortana to change the power state of the PC. This works only in English right now according to Microsoft, and the following commands are supported:Restart PC — Hey Cortana, restart PCTurn off PC — Hey Cortana, turn off PCSign out — Hey Cortana, sign outLock PC — Hey Cortana, lock PCSo, instead of having to click or tap, or use the keyboard, you can ask Cortana to do this for you now. I can see this being useful in some situations, for instance when you are not in arms reach.Microsoft improved the “boot up” experience of the operating system as well.  Windows 10 ships with an option that uses a user’s authentication information automatically when a device is restarted to finalize updates on a PC running Windows 10.Microsoft extended the functionality to regular reboots and shutdowns.When you log in and initiate a reboot or a shutdown through power options available on the Start Menu and various other locations, Windows will automatically setup your account after it’s has booted back up.You can use the commands shutdown /sg and shutdown /g for this as well. The first shuts down the computer, and restarts any registered application on the next boot. The second performs a full shutdown of the PC and restarts the computer. It too loads any registered application again.You can turn off the feature under Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options > Use my sign-in info to automatically finish setting up my device after an update or restart.Now to the feature that you may not find uber-useful just yet. Microsoft implemented an option to link the Windows PC to a phone. This works only for Android phones currently but Microsoft prmised that iPhone support is available soon.When you link your phone to your Windows PC, Microsoft sends you an SMS to your device to install the Microsoft Apps application. Installation completes the link between the two devices and enables cross browsing scenarios for now.You can use the device’s share functionality to send a web page that you are browsing to your PC. The website will open automatically on the PC when you select the “continue now” option, or later when you select “continue later”.I cannot think of many scenarios where this can be useful right now. The major browsers on Android support synchronization, so that you can get the pages that are open when using the mobile browser on your desktop PC as well if you use the desktop version of it and have enabled synchronization.If you can think of something, let me know in the comment section below.Microsoft fixed quite a few things in the build, and you may want to check out the original article on the Windows blog for a rundown on those. Make sure you read the known issues section as well as some things won’t work properly in the build.  SummaryArticle NameWindows 10 Insider Preview build 16251: new Cortana commandsDescriptionWindows 10 Insider Preview build 16251 ships with options to shut down, reboot or lock the PC using Cortana, and other improvements.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Comments   Share   He said climate change and rising sea levels jeopardize the readiness of U.S. forces and threaten to aggravate social tensions and political instability around the globe.The president’s message to climate change skeptics was unequivocal: “Denying it or refusing to deal with it undermines our national security”“Make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country,” Obama said on a crisp, sunny morning at Cadet Memorial Field. “We need to act and we need to act now.”Seated before him were 218 white-uniformed graduates, pondering where military service will take them in life.Obama drew a line from climate change to national security that had multiple strands:–increased risk of natural disasters resulting in humanitarian crises, with the potential to increase refugee flows and worsen conflicts over food and water.–aggravating conditions such as poverty, political instability and social tensions that can lead to terrorist activity and other violence.–new threats to the U.S. economy from rising oceans that threaten thousands of miles of highways, roads, railways and energy facilities.–new challenges for military bases and training areas from seas, drought and other conditions. “Around Norfolk, high tides and storms increasingly flood parts of our Navy base and an air base,” Obama said of military facilities in Virginia. “In Alaska, thawing permafrost is damaging military facilities. Out West, deeper droughts and longer wildfires could threaten training areas our troops depend on.”Preparing for and adapting to climate change won’t be enough, he said. “The only way the world is going to prevent the worst effects of climate change is to slow down the warming of the planet.”He laid out his administration’s steps to reduce carbon greenhouse gas emissions, including strict limits on emissions from vehicles and power plants. The government expects those emission reductions to provide the U.S. contribution to a global climate treaty that world leaders are expected to finalize in December. Obama said it doesn’t take a scientist to know that climate change is happening.The evidence is “indisputable,” he said.Without identifying the skeptics or those who resist action on climate change, Obama acknowledged the difficult terrain in Washington. “The politics will be tough, but there is no other way.” He repeated: “This will be tough.” 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist 5 ways to recognize low testosterone New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — President Barack Obama has argued for action on climate change as a matter of health, environmental protection and international obligation. On Wednesday, he added national security.Those who deny global warming are putting at risk the United States and the military sworn to defend it, he told cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Failure to act would be “dereliction of duty,” their commander in chief said. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober His message was reinforced by Secretary of State John Kerry, just back from meetings in Asia. Kerry said in a statement that the idea of climate change as a national security issue “was a primary topic of discussion” throughout his conversations with Asian leaders.Retired Rear Adm. David Titley, of the private Center for Climate and Security, said Obama’s “rhetoric is all good,” but he was waiting to see if the administration commits enough money to deal with the challenges the president identified.Obama’s appearance at the Coast Guard Academy was his second and last commencement address of the season after speaking earlier in May at a community college in South Dakota. The president traditionally delivers a commencement address every year to one of the service academies.Afterward, Obama traveled to Stamford, Connecticut, to attend a Democratic fundraiser at the home of philanthropist Michael Whittingham. About 30 supporters were contributing up to $33,400 each.___Associated Press writer Darlene Superville in Washington contributed to this report.___Follow Nancy Benac on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/nbenacCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement How do cataracts affect your vision? Obama’s climate change agenda has drawn strong political opposition from the GOP-led Congress and faces a number of legal challenges. Many Republican lawmakers either have denied the science of climate change or have distanced themselves from it, saying they lack the expertise to issue an opinion.Some of the 2016 GOP presidential candidates have rejected unilateral moves to address the issue, saying they could hurt the U.S. economy.The Republican chairmen of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, meanwhile, issued derisive retorts to Obama’s address, questioning his focus on climate change when the Islamic State group is on the move in Iraq and Syria, refugees are multiplying and much in the world is amiss.“What does the president of the United States say today? Well, it’s climate change we have to worry about,” said Sen. John McCain of Arizona.“Our adversaries are not motivated by the weather; they are emboldened by America’s withdrawal from the world,” said Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas.Obama had a determined and hopeful response to the opposition, but one not likely to be fulfilled: “This cannot be subject to the usual politics and the usual rhetoric.” Top Stories Sponsored Stories last_img read more

first_img<a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/256ab/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Over 13 million travellers took a cruise in 2009, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) estimated last week.CLIA said despite a dismal year for the travel industry, its 25 member lines were able to fill its ships, carrying a record13.445 million passengers.It said average occupancy was 104.4%, with the average length of cruise at 7.2 days.The record numbers have been attributed in part to the arrival of new ships according to USA Today.Major lines such as Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line and Cunard are collectively spending $6.5 billion this year to launch 12 new ships.A surge in the number of non-American cruise passengers is also a contributing factor with ships comprising of 23.5 percent of international passengers in 2009 compared to less than 10 percent a decade ago.”CLIA’s member lines and travel agents responded amazingly well to the economic crisis and have put themselves in a very strong position to succeed in 2010″ said CLIA chief executive Terry Dale, said in a statement.CLIA forecasts that member lines will carry 14.3 million passengers this year, an increase of 6.4 percent over 2009. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.Llast_img read more

first_img Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Debt Crisis Euro European Union Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Origination Points Processing Service Providers Treasury Yields 2012-07-12 Tory Barringer July 12, 2012 447 Views Mortgage Rates Tumble on Disappointing Jobs Report “”Freddie Mac’s””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey showed average fixed mortgage rates finding yet another record low.[IMAGE]The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.56 percent (0.7 point) this week, down from 3.62 percent the previous week. At the same time last year, the 30-year loan averaged 4.51 percent. This week marks the fourth month that the 30-year average has stayed below 4 percent.[COLUMN_BREAK]The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage also fell, averaging 2.86 percent (0.7 point), a drop from 2.89 percent last week. A year ago, the 15-year fixed averaged 3.65 percent.The same took place for the 5-year adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM), which averaged 2.74 percent with a 0.6 point, down from 2.79 percent from the week before. The 1-year ARM inched up a bit, traveling to 2.69 percent from 2.68 percent a week ago.””Frank Nothaft””:http://www.freddiemac.com/bios/exec/nothaft.html, VP and chief economist with Freddie Mac, attributed the falling rates to Treasury bond yields, which eased on the heels of a disappointing jobs report in June.””Bankrate.com’s””:http://www.bankrate.com/ findings showed that the jumbo 30-year fixed fell to 4.44 percent, while the 15-year fixed drop to 3.05 percent-both record lows. The popular 5-year ARM also fell to a new record low of 2.95 percent.””Between the European debt crisis and evidence of weaker economic growth both in the U.S. and around the globe, investors have had plenty to worry about,”” the finance website said in a statement. “”And when investors worry, they gravitate toward secure investments like U.S. government bonds, to which mortgage rates are pegged.””center_img Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicinglast_img read more

first_imgBANK of Cyprus said that the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) has approved the prospectus of the Ireland-based Bank of Cyprus Holdings Plc Ltd Co (BOCH) which aims at enabling the listing of the bank’s shares on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).CySEC approved the prospectus of BOCH, already incorporated as the bank’s holding company, in relation to “the proposed issue of BOCH shares of nominal value of €0.10 each in connection with the insertion of a new parent company for Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited by means of scheme of arrangement under sections 198 to 200 of the Cyprus Companies Law,” the bank said in a statement on Wednesday.“The admission to the standard listing segment of the official list of the financial conduct authority, to trading on the main market for listed securities of the LSE, to listing on the Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) and to trading on the CSE main market, of up to 700,000,000 BOCH shares €0.10 each,” the bank said.Outstanding Bank of Cyprus shares will be traded until two working days after the bank announces on the issuance of a required order of a Cypriot court, while seven working days later, the issue of the BOCH shares will become effective, the bank said, adding that the trading of the latter on the LSE will commence a business day after the scheme enters into force.You May LikeSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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