Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna join Tendulkar as Blasters co-owners

first_imgThiruvananthapuram, June 1 (PTI) Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was today joined by some of the biggest names in the Indian film industry, including Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna, as co-owners of Indian Super League football side Kerala Blasters. A consortium of investors, including megastars Chiranjeevi and Akkineni Nagarjuna, leading film producer Allu Arvind and industrialist and serial entrepreneur Nimmagadda Prasad have joined hands to buy stake in Blasters Sports Pvt. Ltd., the owners of Kerala Blasters. The new investors in Kerala Blasters were unveiled at a ceremony here. Tendulkar will continue to be a co-owner with Kerala Blasters, holding a significant stake, a media release said. The new co-owners of Kerala Blasters were responsible for the turnaround of MAA Television Network Ltd. They recently unlocked value in the broadcast bouquet of the network with the sale of its four Telugu entertainment channels to Star TV Network. Kerala Blasters franchise is the first investment in the growing sports business in the country for this consortium. In a symbolic gesture, Tendulkar, Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Allu Arvind and Nimmagadda Prasad signed a football sporting the Kerala Blasters logo. Earlier in the day, Tendulkar and all the new co-owners met Kerala Chief Minister Pinnarayi Vijayan at the state secretariat. They also had a meeting with Kerala Football Association President K M I Mather. Commenting on the development, Tendulkar said, “We are beginning our third season in right earnest and have some of the biggest names coming on board as investors in Kerala Blasters. I welcome Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Allu Arvind and Prasad to this exciting experience which is made more special with the faith and unique place that Kerala Blasters holds in the hearts of millions of its followers.” Chiranjeevi said, “I have been an aspiring footballer on the reel and I am very excited to be part of a popular club co-owned by Sachin Tendulkar. All of us in Kerala Blasters are committed to expanding the football base in the state and give the potential talent a platform to perform and excel.” “I have been supporting sports in the country and I am excited to start with football and a very special football team ? the Kerala Blasters. I am keenly looking forward to experience the craze for the game in the state and beyond and wish the team the very best,” said Nagarjuna. PTI PDS PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, Oppo Reno launched in India: Price, specifications

first_imgThe Oppo Reno series is now official in India. Oppo on Tuesday launched the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom and Oppo Reno in the country at an event in New Delhi. The smartphones are the first in the new Reno series that was first announced in China last month. The series comes with a youthful philosophy as it aims to attract a young demographic by offering premium and attractive phones at affordable prices.The Oppo Reno and Reno 10x Zoom tout notchless displays, pop-up cameras and a premium glass design, among other things. Of the two, the Reno 10x Zoom is the flagship model powered by a Snapdragon 855 chipset. It also gets a triple camera setup while the regular model gets a dual camera system.Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, Oppo Reno price, release date and launch offersThe Oppo Reno 8GB + 128GB price in India is set at Rs 32,990. Meanwhile, the flagship Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is priced starting at Rs 39,990 for the 6GB + 128GB variant and Rs 49,999 for the 8GB + 256GB version.The Oppo Reno phones will be available via both online channels like Amazon India and Flipkart as well as through offline channels. The Oppo Reno series is up for pre-orders starting today and both the phones will go on sale starting June 7.Launch offers for the Oppo Reno include 5 per cent instant discount on EMI with Axis Bank Credit and Debit card, 10 per cent instant discount on HDFC Credit and Debit EMI transactions, No Cost EMI up to 12 months and Flipkart Complete Mobile Protection at Rs 399, among others.advertisementOppo Reno 10x Zoom, Oppo Reno specificationsThe Oppo Reno 10x Zoom and Oppo Reno come with similar designs. They both offer notchless displays that vary subtly in size. The top-end Reno 10x Zoom model sports a 6.6-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) display, while the regular Reno gets a 6.4-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) sceen. Both the phones sport AMOLED panels and support an in-display fingerprint sensor. They also offer a screen-to-body ratio of 93.1 per cent and Gorilla Glass 6 protection. Additionally, they get a unique shark fin-designed pop-up camera that rises in 0.8 seconds. The Oppo Reno phones also come with a 3D Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the back. They are offered in Jet Black and Ocean Green colours. Under the hood, the regular Oppo Reno is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset with Adren 616 GPU, while the Reno 10x Zoom gets a flagship Snapdragon 855 SoC with Adren 640 GPU. The Oppo Reno is offered in a single 8GB + 128GB storage version, while the flagship phone comes in two variants – 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB.Apart from the screen size, the other big difference between the two phones is the number of cameras. The regular Oppo Reno gets a dual camera setup, while the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom model gets a triple camera system. The Oppo Reno sports a 48-megapixel f/1.7 Sony IMX586 sensor and a 5-megapixel f/2.4 secondary camera. The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom gets a 48MP f/1.7 primary camera, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle camera and a 13MP f/3.0 telephoto camera. The flagship phone supports 10x hybrid zoom and up to 60x digital zoom. It is also the only model that gets OIS support for the main camera.Both the Oppo Reno and Oppo Reno 10x Zoom come with a 16-megapixel f/2.0 selfie camera. The Oppo Reno series ship with Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6 on top. The Reno measures 156.6×74.3×9.0mm and weighs 185 grams, while the Reno 10x Zoom measures 162×77.2×9.3mm and weighs 215 grams. The regular Reno houses a 3,765mAh battery, while the flagship model packs a 4,000mAh battery. Both the phones support 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging.ALSO READ | Oppo F11 Pro review: Big display, bulky design and long-lasting batterylast_img read more


first_imgTo all Touchies out there… With Christmas upon us it’s time to shut down the computers, turn off the air conditioning and lock up the doors, as we all head home for the food, family and celebrations of Christmas and New Year. Here is a list of the Touch offices around Australia and when they will be closed over the Christmas break: * The Australian Touch Association will be closed from Friday December 17 and will reopen on Tuesday January 4. * NSW Touch Association will close on December 15 and reopen on January 17. * ACT Touch will close on December 17 and reopen on January 4. * Touch SA will close on December 17 and reopen on January 10. * Tasmania Touch will close on December 21 and reopen on January 3. * Queensland Touch will close on December 21 and reopen on January 10. * Touch West will close on December 22 and reopen January 4. * Touch Victoria will be closed from midday December 24 and will re-open on January 8. * Northern Territory will remain open, with the exception of all public holidays. The ATA would like to thank all of the State and Regional Offices and their employees for their hard work and effort over the past year, we hope you enjoy your Christmas break and time away from work, you certainly deserve it. We would also like to thank everyone who has given to Touch Football in some way, shape or form this year. It may be through playing, coaching, refereeing, administering or volunteering in some other area. Your efforts are what has helped Touch to not only run smoothly, but to continue to grow over the past year. Again, thank you, have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. If you’re spending it with family and friends, enjoy the opportunity to celebrate together. If you’re driving, please stay safe on the roads! We’ll see you all soon, at the local park, at the Youth World Cup and at the National Touch League. From everyone at the ATA.last_img read more

Bills Passed to Expand Justices of the Peace Functions

first_img The House of Representatives recently passed two companion Bills to expand the functions of justices of the peace (JPs).Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, piloted the Justices of the Peace Bill and the Renaming of the Courts of Petty Sessions (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill.The Justices of the Peace Bill, which was passed with 27 amendments provides for codifying the selection, appointment, discipline, .regulation and code of conduct of JPs. Clause 5 provides guidance on the appointment of JPs, Clause 7 imposes a duty on the JPs to observe the Code of Conduct or face being penalised for misconduct, while Clause 8 removes the restrictions to serve only in the JP’s parish of residence.In terms of the Courts of Petty Sessions (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, Clause 2 provides for the renaming of the Courts of Petty Sessions to the Lay Magistrates’ Courts.A decision has been taken to rename the Courts of Petty Sessions as ‘Lay Magistrates Courts’ pursuant to a recommendation made by the Justice Reform Taskforce, and the Bill seeks to give effect to that decision. The House of Representatives recently passed two companion Bills to expand the functions of justices of the peace (JPs). Story Highlights Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, piloted the Justices of the Peace Bill and the Renaming of the Courts of Petty Sessions (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill. The Justices of the Peace Bill, which was passed with 27 amendments provides for codifying the selection, appointment, discipline, .regulation and code of conduct of JPs. Clause 5 provides guidance on the appointment of JPs, Clause 7 imposes a duty on the JPs to observe the Code of Conduct or face being penalised for misconduct, while Clause 8 removes the restrictions to serve only in the JP’s parish of residence. last_img read more

Danaos Sets Sights on Acquiring Second-Hand Post Panamaxes

first_imgDanaos Corporation, Piraeus-based containership charter owner, reported an adjusted net income of USD 43.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 compared to USD 18 million reported in the same period last year.Danaos attributed the increase of USD 25.8 million in adjusted net income to a reduction of $21.8 million in net finance costs mainly due to lower debt balances and interest rate swap expirations and an increase of USD 5 million in operating revenues.The shipping company’s operating revenues increased by 3.6%, or USD 5 million, to USD 144.5 million in the said period when compared to corresponding figures from 2014.During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, Danaos had an average of 56 containerships and increased fleet utilization to 99.2% from 97.3% reported last year.Danaos’ CEO John CoustasThe company’s adjusted net income was USD 112.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, up by USD 75.7 million from last year.“We have adjusted our net income in the nine months ended September 30, 2015 for unrealized gains on derivatives of $11.6 million and a non-cash expense of $13.4 million for fees related to our comprehensive financing plan,” the company said.The increase of USD 75.7 million was mainly attributed to a reduction of USD 58.4 million in net finance costs, a USD 5.3 million improvement in total operating costs and an increase of USD 13.2 million in operating revenues.” Our financing costs will continue to decrease and, as a result, earnings will continue to increase, as we continue to execute our comprehensive debt reduction plan and benefit from the expiration of expensive interest rate swaps over the next 2 quarters,” Danaos’ CEO John Coustas commented.During the 3rd quarter of the year, the industry witnessed a deterioration in the fundamentals of the container market both in terms of freight rates and charter rates. Idle tonnage has now surpassed the 1 million TEU mark, which represents approximately 5% of the world fleet.“The silver lining is that newbuilding ordering has effectively come to a halt, while we also expect to see increased scrapping activity over the next 12 months. The combination of supply moderation and the eventual resumption of stronger demand growth will drive the containership sector recovery, which we see beginning in the spring of 2016 and strengthening into 2017,” Coustas said.“Undeniably, the current market offers many attractive opportunities to acquire assets, particularly in the second-hand market for Post Panamax vessels. During the 3rd quarter we established Gemini Shipholdings Corporation, a joint venture in which Danaos Corporation holds a 49% equity interest, to act against these opportunities. Gemini has already acquired two 5,500 vessels and one 6,500 TEU vessel all built in 2001/2002 and has recently agreed to acquire on subjects another 6,500 TEU containership built in 2002.”Coustas said that the investment in Gemini allows Danaos to resume its growth strategy as weakness in the containership market “presents compelling value.”“Our charter coverage continues to be at a strong 95% in terms of operating revenues for the next 12 months, which insulates us from market weakness. At the same time, our USD 5,700 daily operating cost clearly positions us as one of the most efficient operators in the industry,” he added.last_img read more

Air Canada to launch its own loyalty rewards program in 2020 to

first_imgTake Our PollSome Aeroplan members didn’t react kindly to the development on social media.Some were annoyed their Aeroplan points wouldn’t be carried over to the airline’s in-house program in 2020. Others worried they wouldn’t be able to use Aeroplan points for Air Canada and Star Alliance flights beyond June 2020 and were concerned they’d have to rush to redeem points before it was too late.This isn’t the only time in recent history Canadians have felt short shrifted by a loyalty program. LoyaltyOne, the company that operates Air Miles, upset consumers when it announced it would change its policy so collectors would lose any miles they don’t use within five years. The policy, which was to take effect Dec. 31, 2016, was cancelled following a consumer backlash.Aimia CEO David Johnston said in an interview the company is exploring a range of alternatives for its business after Air Canada’s contract ends, including pursuing other partners.“This is something we’ve anticipated,” Johnston said in an interview on his first day on the job after serving several months on an interim basis. The company announced Wednesday evening that Rupert Duchesne, who has been on medical leave, is retiring from the top role.He assured the program’s five million customers they can expect a smooth transition.“There’s three years left to run on the contract and in that period, it’s business as usual,” Johnston said.Related stories:MoneySense: How Air Canada dumping Aeroplan will affect youEven so, Aimia shares fell 57 per cent to $3.80. Air Canada’s stock rose 8.5 per cent to $16.16.Air Canada said in a statement it’s aiming to strengthen its relationships with customers in making the switch. It declined to comment further on the change.Analysts called the news positive for the airline. However, RBC Dominion Securities Inc. analyst Derek Spronck said in a note that it remains to be seen what the transition costs will be and why Air Canada assumes the net present value of the program repatriation over 15 years to be more than $2 billion. The airline said it will provide more detail on this at its investor day on Sept. 19, 2017.Aeroplan was originally Air Canada’s in-house loyalty program. It was spun off as an independent business, now called Aimia Inc., which has expanded its customer base and evolved its services over the years.The company has 5 million active members, who have a total of about 200 billion miles on their balances. Air Canada said Thursday it will launch its own loyalty rewards plan in 2020 and not renew its contract with the company running Aeroplan, sending Aimia’s stock plummeting by more than 50 per cent and angering some points collectors.The Montreal-based airline says customers will be able to continue collecting Aeroplan points until June 2020, after which miles earned from flying on Air Canada or its 26 Star Alliance partners will be credited to the in-house loyalty program instead. Travellers will be able to redeem those points for Air Canada and Star Alliance flights.The airline said it intends to continue allowing Aeroplan members to redeem their Aeroplan points for seats on their flights after June 2020. However, Aimia’s CEO said that isn’t certain yet, as there are still a lot of discussions to be had. Air Canada has announced it is pulling out of the Aeroplan program to launch a loyalty program of its own. Do you think loyalty programs are worth it?YesNoVoteView Resultslast_img read more

Woman in Grande Prairie charged for allegedly threatening school

first_imgPolice say that Cullen was not registered at any school at the time of the incident, and did not threaten a specific school. The RCMP added that they are confident there is no risk to the public, or schools, at this time.Cullen’s first appearance in Grande Prairie Provincial Court is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25th. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – One woman in Grande Prairie is facing charges after allegedly threatening to shoot up her school on social media.Just before 8:00 a.m. on, May 7th, the Grande Prairie RCMP received a tip that a local resident had posted a threat on social media, threatening to shoot up her school. The post was viewed internationally and was reported to Mounties by multiple police agencies in Canada and the United States, including the FBI.Police quickly located the suspect in the Clairmont area and she was arrested without incident. 19-year-old Grande Prairie resident Morgan Cullen has been charged with Uttering Threats.last_img read more

UNICEF concerned over possible prosecution of child soldier

4 February 2008The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern over the possible prosecution of a detainee at Guantanamo Bay on charges of war crimes he allegedly committed when he was 15 years old. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern over the possible prosecution of a detainee at Guantanamo Bay on charges of war crimes he allegedly committed when he was 15 years old. “UNICEF is concerned that such a prosecution, in particular in front of a military commission not equipped to meet the required standards, would set a dangerous precedent for the protection of hundreds of thousands of children who find themselves unwittingly involved in conflict around the world,” the agency said. A United States military commission at Guantanamo Bay is scheduled to review the case of the detainee, Omar Khadr, today and decide whether his prosecution for war crimes should proceed. Mr Khadr, who is a Canadian citizen, was arrested in 2002 in Afghanistan.“UNICEF believes that children alleged to have committed crimes while they were child soldiers should be considered primarily as victims of adults who have broken international law by recruiting and using children… and that these individuals must be provided with assistance for their social integration,” the agency said. It added that persons under 18 at the time of the alleged offence “must be treated in accordance with international juvenile justice standards which provide them with special protection.” read more

ACMC picks Mohamed Ismail to fill vacant seat in Parliament

The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) has named Dr Mohamed Ismail to fill the seat in Parliament made vacant by the resignation of ACMC member Mohamed Navavi,Ismail will be sworn in as a United National Party (UNP), National List member of Parliament. The ACMC led by Minister Rishad Bathiudeen is part of the UNP-led United National Front (UNF) alliance. (Colombo Gazette)

BrockU Talks ready to inspire

BrockU Talks, the student-run mini-conference aimed at motivating and sparking change, is back.The successful symposium lets speakers share their passions to a crowd eager to listen and ready to be inspired.This year’s BrockU Talks will build from last year’s inaugural event, with 10 speakers (all Brock students or alumni) and groups from across campus setting up tables for a clubs/service fair after the speakers have finished.Speaker topics include the importance and uniqueness of viewing religion from a secular point of view, the re-evaluation of the reasons we choose to do things, and political philosophy and the importance of having minorities represented in government.This combination of ideas and intriguing mindsets is what BrockU Talks was created for – to converse about passions and their power.BrockU Talks will be held Nov. 19 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. in Pond Inlet. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served to those in attendance.For more information:Website: /BrockUTalksTwitter: @BrockUTalksEmail: read more

The Super Bowls Geekiest Ads

first_imgCoca Cola, “Siege”Cowboys and AliensGo Daddy, “ Girl”Groupon, “Tibet”Living SocialMotorola, “Empower the People” (Xoom)Rio-Angry BirdsSales Force, “Halftime Ad”Sony Ericsson, “Play” (Xperia)ThorThe DailyVerizon, “Rule the Air” iPhoneVolkswagen, “The Force” If there’s one thing I learned today at our PCMag morning editorial meeting, it’s that America’s geeks really are watching the Super Bowl for the ads–really, it’s the nerd equivalent to reading Playboy “for the articles.” If you couldn’t bring yourself to sit through that cultural touchstone for the sake of getting big companies to sell you stuff, fear not, we’ve got a roundup of some of the geekiest ads from the event (and there were plenty).You get pop culture without having to watch a minute of professional sports and international corporations get free advertising on a gadget blog. Win-win!AT&T, “Don’t Be Left Behind”Audi, “The Green Police”Best Buy, Justin Bieber/Ozzy OsbourneBridgestone, “Reply All”Captain America, “First TV Spot”Chevy Volt, “Discovery”last_img read more

Everyman to meet Clement Howell High Choir today

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Mar 2015 – This morning members of Everyman will visit Clement Howell High School where the choir will perform. The group has done an excellent rendition of Everyman’s hit song: Beautiful by Nature including starring in a music video supported by Everyman’s founding member Joe Zahm. It will be a quick hello and thank you to the students who will also perform this coming Saturday at the two day concert event set for Salt at Blue Haven Resort. Zahm, one of the writers of ‘Beautiful by Nature’ shared that along with V6, Jenarto and Jervon Laporte and the JD Horns… Cray Ewing will perform at the show. National Heritage Month ends Recommended for you Eagles win again at InterHigh Championships Related Items:clement howell high school, everyman Clement Howell High get their hands dirty for World Wetlands Day 2016last_img read more

Facilities Milcon Take a Hit in Armys FY17 Budget Official Says

first_imgThe Army’s budget for sustaining facilities and new construction does not fare well in the fiscal 2017 budget request scheduled to be released Tuesday, reports Defense News.Facilities and military construction “got clobbered,” a defense official said.The preview of the Army’s budget is hardly surprising, however, as all of the services have coped with statutory budget caps first imposed in FY 2013 by trimming their requests for facility sustainment in an attempt to shore up funding for readiness. Last year’s proposal, for example, requested only 80 percent of the funding DOD’s internal model called for to adequately maintain its facilities.“The Army is very concerned about the risk of the installation funding and its effect on the total Army,” Lt. Gen. David Halverson, assistant chief of staff for installation management, told the House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee during a December hearing.The Army’s modernization programs, particularly in aviation, also were sacrificed in the new budget.Overall, the Army’s FY 2017 base budget would be $123.1 billion, not including an additional $25 billion in the overseas contingency operations account, according to the official. The Army’s total request is very close to the service’s current year funding. Congress allocated $124.3 billion for FY 2016 for the Army’s base budget, and about $23 billion in its OCO account.The request would bolster the Army’s presence in Europe through a dramatic increase in funding for the European Reassurance Initiative, the military’s effort to deter Russian aggression in Eastern Europe. About $2.8 billion of DOD’s $3.4 billion request for the initiative would go to the Army. Much of that funding would pay for an armored brigade combat team to be based in Europe, on a rotational basis, throughout the year, according to the story. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Federal Report Shows Punch Of Last Years Hurricane Harvey

first_img Share Photo via WikipediaHarvey was the first of three monster storms to hit the United States in 2017.The official numbers for last year’s Hurricane Harvey are in, and they go beyond the 68 dead and $125 billion in damage.Two locations in southeast Texas got more than 5 feet of rain and 18 different parts of Texas logged more than 4 feet of rain.Harvey also spawned 57 tornadoes.That’s from a report released Thursday by the National Hurricane Center.“It’s a once in a lifetime event for so many people,” said center hurricane specialist Eric Blake, lead author of the report. “I think the flooding in the Houston metropolitan area is really unparalleled.”The entire metro Houston area averaged between three and four feet of rain.Harvey was the first of three monster storms to hit the United States in 2017. Tallies on Irma and Maria are still being compiled.Harvey was Texas’ deadliest hurricane in 98 years. All 68 of the deaths were in Texas; 36 in Houston’s Harris County. None was from storm surge — sudden coastal inundation from the sea — which is usually the deadliest part of a hurricane, Blake said. All but three of the deaths were from freshwater flooding.The hurricane center estimates Harvey’s damage at between $90 billion and $160 billion with a midpoint of $125 billion, placing it second in U.S. history behind Katrina’s inflation-adjusted $161 billion. The maximum winds on landfall were 133 miles per hour (213 kilometers per hour) making it a Category 5 storm.But the really big numbers in the report have to do with rain. Government meteorologists calculated that much of the Houston metro area experienced a flood that is a greater than once-in-1,000 year event, the highest level they calculate.“It is unlikely that the United States has ever seen such a sizable area of excessive tropical cyclone rainfall totals as it did from Harvey,” the report said.Until Harvey, the record for rainfall from a hurricane or tropical storm in the Lower 48 states was 48 inches in 1978, and 52 inches in Hawaii in 1950.With Harvey, seven places beat out the 52-inch record and 18 places beat the 48-inch mark. The top two — Nederland and Groves, Texas — both were more than 60.5 inches.“Harvey was historic because so much rain was spread out over a large area,” said Texas state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon, who didn’t participate in writing the report. “This made it impossible for first responders to deal with all the emergency evacuations that needed to happen in so many areas at the same time.”See a copy of the report below:last_img read more

Colins 2018 AFC West Preseason Predictions

first_imgToday in The Herd, Colin continued his NFL preseason predictions by picking the AFC West.Either the Broncos or Chiefs have won the West since 2010, but Colin thinks the Chargers are the team to beat in 2018. The Bolts have an elite QB in Philip Rivers, weapons at the skill positions, a monster pass rush and a workable early schedule. They finish on top at 11-5.The Chiefs finish second at 9-7, and even with a solid roster, second year QB Pat Mahomes is still an unproven commodity and will have some growing pains. The Broncos (7-9) are pinning their hopes on newly signed quarterback Case Keenum repeating his career 2017 with the Vikings. Colin thinks Keenum will return to what he’s been for most of his career, average.The Raiders finish last at 5-11 and struggle in the first year of the Gruden era. Colin isn’t sold that Gruden can hit the ground running after 10 years out of the game and Oakland still has huge holes on defense. Another lame duck year in Oakland doesn’t help either. Watch Colin break down the West:The Los Angeles Chargers will win the AFC West— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 16, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more

Remodeling What Areas Bring the Most Value

first_img 2017-09-28 Nicole Casperson September 28, 2017 564 Views On Thursday, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in conjunction with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) released the 2017 Remodeling Impact Report; the data reveals the top remodeling projects, as well as the increased financial and emotional value that specific projects bring.According to the report, after completing a remodeling project, “75 percent of owners have a greater desire to be in their home, 65 percent say they have increased enjoyment in their home, and 77 percent feel a major sense of accomplishment when thinking of their completed project.” In addition, “56 percent felt happy when they see their completed projects, and 39 percent say they feel satisfied.”NAR President William E. Brown said that whether homeowners are hoping to impress potential buyers, bringing in higher offers, or gaining more equity in the home, remodeling projects and home upgrades brings the most value to homeowners.Homeowners looking to sell should consider interior renovations, specifically hardwood floor refinishing, which ranked as the project with the largest financial return upon resale, recovering 100 percent of project costs upon resale, according to the report.For exterior projects, NAR reported new roofing will recover 109 percent of costs upon resale, more than any other project, as “new roofing was also named the exterior project that most appeals to buyers, followed by new vinyl windows, a new garage door, and new vinyl siding.”Projects with a perfect “Joy Score of 10,” which is the ranking of satisfaction from projects, included a new master/owner’s suite, with an estimated cost of $125,000 for a full makeover, and new steel front doors, with an estimated cost of $2,000.“This year’s report confirms how remodeling can increase home value and day-to-day enjoyment,” said Tom Miller, President of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. “I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to work with a contractor you can trust who adheres to a strict code of ethics and can help define a realistic budget.”View the full report by clicking here. Remodeling: What Areas Bring the Most Value?center_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News Sharelast_img read more

Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt released astatement Friday regarding the team’s quarterbacksituation moving forward:Regarding today’s developments and ourquarterback position, acquiring Peyton Manning is nolonger an option for us. Since the end of last season we made it very clear thatour plan was to head into 2012 with Kevin Kolb and JohnSkelton, let the process play out and – like at everyposition – go with the quarterback who gives us the bestchance to win.Obviously something very unique and unexpected presenteditself. We’ve said it many times: if there’s anopportunity to make our team better we’ll explore it; weview the potential of adding a first-ballot Hall of Famequarterback as one of those. The organization quickly puttogether an aggressive plan to go after it. We’re proud ofthat and feel very strongly about what we have to offer asa team and as an organization. In the end it didn’t workout but from our perspective it was very positive and wecertainly don’t have any regrets about it. We sit here today in the same spot we were heading intothe offseason. That’s with two experienced quarterbackswho have both demonstrated positive things in the past andwho we feel good about. Like we said at the end of theseason when we won seven of the last nine games, carryingthe momentum of that strong finish into 2012 is importantand that remains unchanged. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

Lefka says Greek Cypriot mine is contaminating water

first_imgTurkish Cypriot environmentalists have asked for UN assistance over what they say is the contamination of water in the north caused by copper mine waste from the south, reports said on Wednesday.According to Turkish Cypriot media, the association of environment and promotion of Lefka has sent a letter to UN Special Representative Elizabeth Spehar, calling on the UN to undertake measures for sewage and copper mine waste which they believe is coming from the south.They say waste from copper mines ends up in water flowing in the streams and has changed the colour of the water flowing into the reservoirs in the north.Chairman of the association, Ahmet Hizli, said the changes have been noticed at reservoirs near Lefka and Vasilia villages.He said that they sent a letter on Tuesday to Spehar, expressing their concerns and calling on her to mediate in order for urgent measures to be taken.The group also asked for Spehar’s support to pressure the company operating the Foukasa-Skouriotissa mine in the south to clean up pollution in the area and to compensate people on both sides affected by the pollution.You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more