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Major hoard of £5m Norman coins are early example of tax avoidance

“The coins help us understand how changes under Norman rule impacted on society as a whole.” Adam Staples with one of the coinsCredit:Geoff Pugh The group went on to dig up the remainder from shallow ground over the course of around five hours, putting them in buckets belonging to a local farmer before driving them to the British Museum.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Metal detectorists Lisa Grace and Adam Staples Adam Staples with one of the coins Metal detectorists Lisa Grace and Adam Staples Metal detectorists Lisa Grace and Adam StaplesCredit:Geoff Pugh The largest hoard of coins ever discovered from the post-Norman Conquest period, found by an amateur during a metal detecting lesson, are an early example of tax avoidance, British Museum experts have said. A hoard of 2,528 coins dating back to the Battle of Hastings include rare examples of “mules”, which have the face of one king on the head and another on the tail to allow coin-makers to avoid paying extra tax. Specialists at the British Museum said the collection, which contains five times the number of coins bearing the head of William the Conqueror than currently known to exist in total, would shed invaluable light on the period and ordinary people living under Norman rule. The coins are likely to have been buried by a wealthy landowner in the years following the Battle of Hastings.Adam Staples and Lisa Grace, experienced metal detectorists, said they had been teaching a hobbyist friend – who wishes to remain anonymous – how to use a new piece of equipment in a field in the Chew Valley, Somerset, in January, when he picked up a signal to the first coin.  The coins bear the heads of both the defeated King Harold II and the conqueror William I. A small number show Edward the Confessor. Some show signs of being tampered with, with the images of two different kings suggesting the person striking the coins was using an older coining tool to avoid paying the tax on an up-to-date design. The hoard is the largest Norman treasure find since 1833, and features examples of how French-speaking officials had struggled to get a grip on Old English, which is imperfectly stamped onto some of the silver coins.Gareth Williams, curator of early medieval coinage at the British Museum, said: “This is an extremely significant find for our understanding of the impact of the Norman Conquest of 1066. Metal detectorists Lisa Grace and Adam Staples The hoard is now with the local coroner who will determine whether it is officially “treasure”.It has been reported to be worth up to £5m, though experts have indicated this is likely to be an overestimate once the condition of coins and the sudden flooding of the market they would cause are taken into account. The final sum will be shared between the rest of the metal detecting group and the landowner.Mr Staples, who has been treasure hunting for 16 years with his partner Ms Grace, said: “We went down for a weekend and hit the jackpot.” read more

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Scenes from Mashramani 2019

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMash 2019 exceeded expectations – Culture Director March 16, 2019In “latest news”MASH 2019: 39 events and activities planned for regions across GuyanaJanuary 14, 2019In “latest news”M&CC says Mash Day vending spots availableFebruary 5, 2019In “latest news” Mashramani 2019 is being observed under the theme “Celebrating Mash 49 with Victory in Mind – Rediscovering El Dorado”. Here are some photos of the annual Costume and Float Parade. read more

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Greece top target for anarchist violence

first_imgGreece is the top target in Europe for left wing or anarchist violence, according to the European Union counter-terrorism coordinator, Gilles de Kerchove. European governments need to be more vigilant about emerging security threats such as left wing extremism or new incarnations of al Qaeda through better sharing of intelligence, de Kerchove said this week. In a report prepared for a meeting of European Union home affairs ministers in Brussels, de Kerchove warned that the economic crisis in Europe and the Arab Spring gave rise to new threats. Left wing violence was a particular concern at a time of fiscal austerity throughout Europe to counter mounting debt problems, he said. “We now need to be alive to the possibility that adverse economic conditions within Europe itself could … start to produce conditions conducive to the spread of violent left-wing or anarchist ideologies,” Kerchove said in the report, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters. Security experts see Greece as a top target in Europe for such violence, given its history of anarchist militancy, and the threat of extremist action in Europe linked to the economic situation. A spate of immigrant murders and the discovery of a neo-Nazi group in Germany has already focused attention on right wing extremism in Europe, as economic difficulties fuel protectionist attitudes and hostility to foreigners. Kerchove said EU governments need to be more aware of the diversity of security threats and should improve how they pool intelligence from government and police sources, as well as information from the private sector, to identify risks. Source: Reuters Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Greek Australian wins Chief Justice award

first_imgLa Trobe law graduate Catherine Eglezos has received the 2013 Victorian Law Foundation Chief Justice’s Medal for Excellence and Community Service. The award is only presented to one graduating Victorian law student each year and as Ms Eglezos says, “to have my achievements throughout my five years at University recognised in this way is indeed an honour”. “I feel extremely humbled to be the recipient of the 2013 Chief Justice Medal,” she tells Neos Kosmos “It is a privilege to have been selected from a group of worthy candidates who are dedicated to their legal studies and passionate about community service.” Ms Eglezos took up law as she had a keen passion for social justice and felt a need to contribute to the addressing of inequalities in society. “I decided to study law as I felt it would enable me to develop a greater understanding of the nature of our legal system and the attempts being made to remedy inequalities in access to justice for particular groups in society,” she explains, adding she completed the subject of Legal Studies in her VCE and found the subject matter extremely interesting. “As I have always been committed to academic excellence, I also believed that a law degree would continue to challenge me and would enable me to further enhance my written, oral and analytical skills.” Currently, Ms Eglezos is a graduate with the firm Herbert Smith Freehills, rotating through the Commercial Disputes Team. She says the firm has allowed her to combine her commitment to community services and her legal work by being the graduate representative on the firm’s Community Committee; she participates in the Student Mentoring Program with Hawthorn Secondary College and will shortly start with the Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic. One of the reasons Ms Eglezos received the award was the constant charity work she’s been involved with. Since 2002, she has been a member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society in the role of President of the Brunswick Young Adult Conference. Whilst she was studying, she participated in other volunteer programs such as the La Trobe Infinity Leadership Program, a Legal Sector Internship, through the Victoria Law Foundation, with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (2010), and a remote research internship with the Special Court for Sierra Leone, The Hague (2012). Ms Eglezos says she draws inspiration from her grandparents, and gets her strong work drive from them too. “I have always been inspired by my grandparents who came to Australia in search of opportunities to build a better life for their families. “My grandparents’ work ethic has never ceased to amaze me and I have learnt from them the importance of both seeking out and seizing every opportunity available to you.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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1 hospitalized after multivehicle rollover crash in Coconut Creek

first_imgCOCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) – Fire rescue crews took one person to the hospital after being in a multi-vehicle crash in Coconut Creek.Emergency crews responded to the scene of the wreck involving three vehicles at the intersection of Loxahatchee Road and North State Road 7, at around 9 p.m., Monday.In photos provided by the Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Department, a vehicle is seen rolled over onto its roof.Officials said the driver of that vehicle was pulled out by good Samaritans.One person was transported to an area hospital to be evaluated.State Road 7 was shut down while authorities worked to clear the road.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Issuu Adpages Makes Print Ads DigitalReady

first_imgAdpages advertisements are auctioned similarly to ads for Facebook and Google; advertisers categorize their offerings and assign keywords. Fees for advertisers are then determined by categorical demand. In the digital sector, some publishers are still waiting for online advertising to become as profitable as its print counterpart once was. Many complain digital ad offerings are not comparable to the quality in print; others say the infrequency and size of advertising units may be causing the problem. Digital publishing platform Issuu, which partners with pubs like Industry, Bamboo and Subbacultcha!, has released Adpages, a print-to-digital advertising solution. Instead of creating an entirely new ad, Adpages converts existing print advertisements into digital units. An Adpage ad appears as a display ad on a site, which then opens to a full spread featuring the print promotion. According to Mik Stroyberg, head of consumer engagement with Issuu, “We’re not making digital ads; we launched a new way to edit. You can also include links in the new ad.”Advertisers are charged per click, not on the number of user impressions to a site. “You only pay if you engage the audience,” says Stroyberg.last_img read more

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Stagnito Edgell Path to Purchase Institute Rebrand as EnsembleIQ

first_img “We’re attracted to companies with entrepreneurial management teams who are poised for growth in vibrant markets,” says RFE managing director Ned Truslow. “The businesses that have joined forces to form EnsembleIQ certainly fit that bill.” The merged companies will henceforth do business as EnsembleIQ, president and CEO Peter Hoyt announced today.  “To suddenly have access to each other, to compare notes, there is a lot of synergy that is obvious and immediate between the organizations,” Hoyt tells Folio:. “At its core, the business we are in calls for a creative, collaborative effort.” “We’re taking these different entities and pulling them together to create a new capability. Each has different values to add,” says Hoyt. “Retail is faced with inevitable, enormous change. We’re in the best position with this full spectrum of publications looking at all these critical retail verticals to be able to help people understand what’s happening and to navigate it.” When Stagnito and Edgell were merged in February and purchased by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, the idea of gaining access to Edgell’s expertise in covering the industry’s technological advances only sweetened the deal. Hoyt says he began exploring the market for a potential Path to Purchase Institute sale last summer, and that obvious synergies between the Institute’s events business and the monthly Shopper Marketing and Stagnito’s brands like Progressive Grocer and Convenience Store News made Stagnito an attractive partner. Striving for “Extraordinary Value” The new company formed by the merger of Stagnito Business Information, Edgell Communications, and the Path to Purchase Institute now has a new name. Key to that growth, says Hoyt, is continued investment in the company’s existing products, but that EnsembleIQ will also actively seek acquisitions that can complement its service to the market. Hoyt tells Folio: that the name is meant to evoke feelings of synergy between the newly combined businesses, various moving parts working together in concert to form a formidable business intelligence resource that surrounds every aspect of the retail and consumer goods markets. Hoyt downplayed any potential redundancies or layoffs resulting from the merger, and says the company is actually hiring, particularly in events, tech, editorial, and production. He praised owner RFE’s leadership for their willingness to invest in EnsembleIQ’s growth, explicitly stating the new company’s goal of growing to three-times its current size over the next five to seven years. Hoyt himself is the largest individual investor in the venture. While Korry Stagnito is staying on as COO, his brother Kollin, who had originally been named president and CEO of Stagnito + Edgell, is leaving the company. RFE preferred one CEO to two (former Edgell CEO Gerry Ryerson retired when the merger was made official), and selected Hoyt.  “This venture is going to succeed in direct proportion to the degree to which we help people and their businesses succeed,” adds Hoyt. “The only reason we exist is to be of extraordinary use and value to the audiences that we serve, regardless of the medium, whether its print, digital, or face-to-face events.” “Peter Hoyt is a true innovator,” says executive chairman Alan Glass, to whom Hoyt will report. “With his long history of success in the market, Peter has gained a unique understanding of the changes that have revolutionized retail, and he now has the resources at his disposal to help all industry stakeholders succeed in this new retail environment.” Unifying three formerly separate publishing companies will be a process extending into next year, but Hoyt says that eventually EnsembleIQ will be based in two main locations: Chicago and New Jersey, with a third office in Toronto for a handful of brands, such as Pharmacy Business, that came into the EnsembleIQ fold through Stagnito. Hoyt, who was previously CEO of the Path to Purchase Institute, was tapped as president and CEO of the new organization last month. Although EnsembleIQ says that no publications, websites, or events will cease to operate as a result of the merger, the rebranding does mark the end of two decades-old legacy names in business media. Going forward, neither Stagnito nor Edgell will continue to be used as brand names within the company.last_img read more

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Public Outdoor Ice Skating Rink Coming To Rotary Park This December

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA – Wilmington Town Manager Jeff Hull updated the Board of Selectmen on Monday night on the town’s efforts to create a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink for residents to enjoy.“The plan is to have a portable rink set up at Rotary Park on the Church Street side of the park,” announced Hull.The Department of Public Works selected Rotary Park for several reasons. The park’s grass field meets the rink’s specifications without any sort of earthmoving operations. The park is centrally located within the community, with Adelaide Street offering off-street parking and pedestrian connectivity. Water service (a new fire hydrant) is located along Adelaide Street, which enables the rink to be filled without having to lay any hoses across a roadway. The Park’s close proximity to the Public Safety Building was also a factor.“After consulting with a few different outlets, the DPW has a particular vendor in mind – [NiceRink Outdoor Skating Rink System],” continued Hull.“The rink will be 52 feet by 100 feet.”A floodlight will be placed on the closest utility pole to help illuminate the area. The floodlight will be set up on a timer for lighting only at appropriate times. There will also be two benches installed near the rink.“The approximate cost of the project is $4,834,” noted Hull. “We’ll fund that through the Recreation Department’s funds.”Public Works Director Mike Woods noted that the liner, at a cost of approximately $1,000, will need to be replaced annually. The rest of the rink will be stored in the offseason at DPW headquarters.The rink has a 4-week lead time from date of purchase to delivery, followed by an anticipated 3-week installation schedule.“The plan is to order the rink in mid-October. We expect to have it ready to go in December,” said Hull.“Former Selectwoman Judy O’Connell and Selectman Kevin Caira brought the temporary ice rink idea to the table, DPW agreed to do all the work, and the Recreation Department agreed to finance the project,” Recreation Director Karen Campbell previously told Wilmington Apple. “The use of the rink will be free to all.”Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 MORE Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”Outdoor Ice Skating Rink At Rotary Park Opening Very Soon, Rules AnnouncedIn “Community”SELECTMEN NEWS: New Board Has First Disagreement When Choosing Its Representative To Town Ice Rink CommitteeIn “Government”last_img read more

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Not My Town Grizzly Trade Ambles Through Places Personalities of Southeast

first_imgIt’s got a Vietnam vet with a big heart and anger management problems, a small-town newspaper reporter, and a hippie radio station.Throw in some meth-fuelled wildlife crime and a few cruise ships and you have the makings of an adventure mystery set in Southeast Alaska.Dale Brandenburger is a former biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game who’s combined decades of journaling and a knack for storytelling into a new novel called Grizzly Trade.Download AudioAuthor Dale Brandenburger will read from his novel Grizzly Trade 5 PM Wed Sep 3 at Old Harbor Books in Sitka.To speak to Dale Brandenburger, first you’ve got to find him. For the past six weeks he’s been working on a research cruise for the Sitka Sound Science Center.‘Grizzly Trade’ is Brandenburger’s second novel, but the first to see print.We finally established a scratchy connection via satellite phone as the boat he’s working on, the Sitka-based Surveyor, motored out of Rodman Bay.“You know a lot of things you read about Alaska, it’s always man-versus-nature struggling. And I don’t really see people striving so much to survive, as thriving up here. I wanted to include Alaskans’ sense of humor and have some fun with the book. Hopefully, it’s a fun read.”And Grizzly Trade, despite it’s dime-novel cast of cops, reporters, petty criminals, and other ne’er do-wells, is a fun read. The protagonist is a Vietnam veteran named Red who grows frustrated when law enforcement is unable to stop the poaching of brown bears, whose paws and gall bladders are then trafficked on the Asian aphrodisiac market.Red’s decision to track the poachers leads him through a series of episodes — most of which are based on events that actually happened and many remember — like a cruise ship spill involving dry cleaning and photo chemicals.Brandenburger worked for ADF&G for 28 years, both in Juneau and in Sitka, and was a diligent journal-writer. He’s seen a lot. Maybe too much, according to his wife.“Two of the incidents in the book, she was like, No one would believe that! They were true incidents as well. And I had to cut them from the book, otherwise my credibility would have been shot, I think.”Although the character of Red is based on a friend of his in Ketchikan — a “big guy with a red beard and anger-management problems” — most everyone else is an amalgam of folks he has met over the course of his career. There is a newspaper reporter, however, from a town north of Sitka whom Brandenburger says may see a bit of himself. And that hippie radio station? That could be anywhere.Brandenburger set his story in the fictional town of Alkoot, rather than pin all this strangeness on a specific locale.“Yeah, it gives you a little more freedom than trying to write a bunch of facts about Alaska. And it makes for more of a page-turner, I think, for certain readers.”Brandenburger has written one previous unpublished novel, which he says was good experience for this book, plus changed his approach to writing. He’s decided to not be quite so serious, and to follow the lead of authors like…“Carl Hiaasen, who’s written a lot of satirical-type stuff about environmental issues in Florida. David James Duncan who wrote The Brothers K and The River Why. And I was a fan of John D. MacDonald, too — and author who hasn’t been around for a while but has written some great stuff.”Brandenburger says he has mined his journals of the last thirty years for material forGrizzly Trade. So much happens, readers may wonder if there’s anything left for the little town of Alkoot.Brandenburger says he’s already well into his next story.“It’s in the same town ten years later and they’re trying to put in a hydroelectric dam, and there’s also a reality TV show that comes to town. So that’s going to be fun as well. I’m having a good time writing it.”Hydroelectric dam and reality television? Now, that really could be anywhere.last_img read more

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2nd session of 11th parliament prorogued

first_imgJatiya Sangsad. File PhotoThe second session of the 11th Parliament was prorogued on Tuesday after only five sittings, reports UNB.Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury read out the prorogation order of the president around 9:49pm.Three bills were passed during the session that began on 24 April.During the session, 166 notices were placed under Section 71 of the Rules of Procedure, of which nine were accepted and one was discussed in the House.Besides, 45 notices were discussed for two minutes under Section 71 (Ka) of the Rules of Procedure.A total of 44 questions were received for prime minister Sheikh Hasina. She replied to 11 of them.The session received 1,040 questions for different ministers with the ministers answering 375.While reading out the prorogation order, the speaker welcomed the BNP and Gonoforum MPs for joining Parliament.During the session, five BNP MPs joined parliament taking oath. But another BNP MP-elect Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir did not join parliament and his constituency, Bogura-6, fell vacant.The five BNP MPs were incorporated in the five parliamentary standing committees reconstituting those during the second session of the 11th parliament.The session also unanimously adopted a resolution urging parliaments, governments and citizens of all the countries of the world to put up resistance against terror incidents and sexual harassments.In the resolution, Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad also expressed its deep hatred and anger at the huge casualties in the terror attacks in New Zealand Christchurch mosques, Sri Lankan churches and hotels where Zayan Chowdhury who is a grandson of chairman of parliamentary standing committee on the health ministry Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim was killed, as well as sexual harassment towards madrasa student Nusrat and burning her to death in Sonagazi upazila of Feni.The current parliament formed through the 30 December general election went into its maiden session on 30 January, which was prorogued on 11 March after 26 sittings.last_img read more

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New ACLU Storytelling Program at TSU to Train Advocates for Criminal Justice

first_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:54 Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaTSU Provost Kendall Harris and ACLU Executive Director Terri Burke formalize the partnership by signing a MOU.The ACLU is partnering with Texas Southern University (TSU) to tackle criminal justice reform by fostering storytellers. The ACLU of Texas says the partnership to create a Smart Justice Speakers Bureau is the first of its kind the country.The program will teach students who have been impacted by the criminal justice system how to tell their stories before the state Legislature and other public forums. center_img The idea for the storytelling bureau came from former death row inmate Anthony Graves. Graves says he has seen firsthand the power of storytelling. “Every time I tell my story someone comes up to me and asks me how can they help,” said Graves. Graves spent 18 years behind bars before he was exonerated and released. “Regardless of how you feel about the criminal justice system, you don’t want someone innocent back there,” he said. He tells his story around the world and now wants to empower others to do the same through the new speakers bureau at TSU. “It’s going to take stories, real stories, to wake people up to what’s really happening in our criminal justice system,” said Graves.   Talks are underway to potentially set up more storytelling programs in other states, according to the ACLU of Texas.The Smart Justice Speakers Bureau initiative will begin at the start of TSU’s fall semester.  Listen Xlast_img read more

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In distress Shed some tears to feel better

first_imgShedding emotional tears, an ability only humans are bestowed with, can improve mood over time, new research suggests. “Yes, a good cry indeed might go a long way to make you feel better,” said study lead author Asmir Gracanin from University of Tilburg in the Netherlands. Very little is known about the function of crying. While some researchers see it as a cry for support, comfort or help, others believe the main role of crying is to relieve emotions.  For this study, researchers videotaped a group of 60 participants while watching the emotionally charged films La vita e bella and Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. Both the films are known to be tearjerkers. Immediately afterwards, the 28 participants who cried and the 32 who did not shed a tear were asked how they felt. They also had to rate their moods 20 and 90 minutes later. As expected, the mood of the non-criers was unchanged and unaffected immediately after seeing the films.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The mood of the criers, on the other hand, was distinctively low and even took a dip. Finally, after 90 minutes, the criers reported even a better mood than was the case before the films started. “After the initial deterioration of mood following crying, it takes some time for the mood not only to recover but also to be lifted above the levels at which it had been before the emotional event,” Gracanin explained.last_img read more

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Surprise hailstorm buries part of Guadalajara

first_imgBy the time the storm passed, some areas recorded hail piles more than one meter deep, completely blocking roadways and trapping vehicles. It was just after 1:00 a.m. when strong winds arrived with the severe storm that pounded down on residents of the metropolitan area of Guadalajara. By the time morning arrived, residents of east Guadalajara and the municipality of Tlaquepaque were shocked to find massive hills of hail. Civil Protection and state fire brigade staff were out clearing streets. No deaths or human injuries were reported, only material damage to vehicles and some homes. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Guadalajara, Jalisco — A thunderstorm that surprised residents of Guadalajara left several streets impassable as hail rained down on the city. last_img read more

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Mortgage Applications Fall in MidSeptember Index

first_img Mortgage Applications Mortgage Bankers Association Mortgage Rates Purchase Loans Refinances 2014-09-24 Tory Barringer in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News, Origination September 24, 2014 490 Views Mortgage Applications Fall in Mid-September Indexcenter_img Share After rising on the back of a double-digit jump in refinances, mortgage applications experienced another dive last week, according to figures from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).For the week ending September 19, the group reported a seasonally adjusted 4.1 percent decline in overall loan application volumes, a step backward after the previous week’s 7.9 percent recovery. Unadjusted, applications fell 5 percent from the week prior.Declines were recorded in both purchase and refinance loan applications, with refinances seeing the larger drop at 7 percent. The drop came as mortgage rates moved up to their highest level since May, averaging 4.39 percent for a 30-year fixed-rate loan.With the latest decrease, the refinance share of total applications fell to 56 percent for the week.Meanwhile, applications for home purchases fell 0.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis. Taking out seasonal factors, MBA’s purchase index was down 2 percent week-to-week and 16 percent compared to this time last year.last_img read more

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Two lucky agentsJoanne Langdon from Helloworld an

first_imgTwo lucky agents(Joanne Langdon from Helloworld and Joanne Tomasi from Aquamarine Conferences & Events) each went home with a prize bag of special Greater Palm Springs goodies and a $250 Endota spa gift card, in keeping with the wellness theme of the destination. Last month Excite Holidays and Greater Palm Springs hosted 28 guests at a VIP agent event at The Pool Deck in Melbourne.Guests enjoyed a Palm Springs-styled breakfast while Alexandra Sparr from Gate 7 provided an update on Greater Palm Springs, with valuable insider information and tips on how agents can include Greater Palm Springs in their clients’ US itineraries. In fact, Greater Palm Springs is a wellness oasis, with perpetual sunshine, a stunning mountain-lined landscape perfect for hiking, biking and exploring the outdoors, and vast underground aquifers of natural mineral water for the ultimate spa experience. center_img agentseventsExcite HolidaysGreater Palm SpringsUSAlast_img read more

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The Arizona Cardinals have signed safety Orhian Jo

first_imgThe Arizona Cardinals have signed safety Orhian Johnson to their practice squad.Johnson, who will wear jersey No. 33, spent the preseason with the Houston Texans after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State.In college with the Buckeyes, Johnson made 23 starts and tallied 131 tackles, six interceptions and 17 passes defensed. He was released by the Texans on Aug. 31. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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Hilton Worldwide opened the Waldorf Astoria® Orlan

first_imgHilton Worldwide opened the Waldorf Astoria® Orlando and the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek on October 1, 2009. The date of October 1 holds historical significance by marking the debut of the original Waldorf Astoria property, The Waldorf=Astoria in New York, 78 years ago to the day. Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Orange County Mayor Richard Crotty, City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Golf Course Architect Rees Jones were among the dignitaries leading ribbon-cutting events. Known as Bonnet Creek, the 482-acre vacation destination is conveniently surrounded by Walt Disney World® on three sides, yet secluded by a private nature preserve.“We are delighted to introduce the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek into our global portfolio,” said Paul Brown, President of Global Brands and Commercial Services, Hilton Worldwide. “Orlando has a rich history with our company; we thank the entire Central Florida community for its hospitality and look forward to continuing to contribute to this dynamic destination.”Themed “A Day of Firsts,” the ceremony celebrated the opening of the first property to share the name Waldorf Astoria with the original New York hotel, which remains the only property with the unique equal sign in its name, The Waldorf=Astoria. The New York and Orlando properties are joined by 18 other hotels that have their own distinct names but are included in The Waldorf Astoria Collection.Florida native Sergeant Joshua Stephen Cope, who earned the Army Commendation Medal and two Purple Hearts for his military service in Iraq, was named the first guest of the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. The inspirational Lalita Booth, recipient of the H. Truman Scholarship and current Harvard graduate student, was welcomed as the first guest at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.The “first ladies of Orlando,” a group of Central Florida women, were recognized and honored by Managing Director Peter Kacheris. The first female Mayor of Orlando Glenda Hood, the city’s first African American female Police Text Box: L to R: Waldorf Astoria Orlando Managing Director Peter Kacheris, City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Hilton Worldwide Senior Vice President Eastern North America Ted Ratcliff, Mayor of Orange County Richard Crotty, Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Owner Representative Bill MacArthur, Waldorf Astoria Orlando General Manager Michael King, Owner Representative Dan Paris, Golf Course Architect Rees Jones, First Guest Sergeant Joshua Stephen Cope, Hilton Worldwide president global brands and commercial services Paul Brown, Owner Representative Eric Siegel.Chief Val Demings and the first female Dean of the University of Central Florida Medical School Deborah German were among the pioneers honored.“It is an honor for the 700 employees, including myself, to welcome our first guests today and continue the vision of Conrad Hilton by filling the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality,” said Bonnet Creek Managing Director Peter Kacheris.The Waldorf Astoria Orlando infuses the Jazz Age-elegance of Art Deco from The Waldorf=Astoria in New York, including a stunning lobby clock, with the vibrant ambiance of Florida. Comprised of 497 deluxe rooms and suites, the hotel features signature Waldorf Astoria food and beverage establishments such as Peacock Alley® and Bull & Bear Steakhouse® as well as 28,000 square feet of exclusive flexible meeting space. The hotel’s outdoor facilities feature a formal signature pool, encircled by chic private cabanas and complimented by lush tropical landscaping.The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek transcends the hotel experience with 1,000 elegantly-appointed rooms and suites, six distinct dining options including La Luce® by Napa Valley Chef Donna Scala, a two-acre lagoon-style pool with a lazy river and 122,000 square feet of meeting space. Its outdoor venues include BonnetCreekIsland, a private retreat ideal for drinks or storybook weddings.The centerpiece of the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club is the 18-hole 7,113-yard championship course designed by acclaimed Golf Course Architect Rees Jones. One of the few golf courses in the Orlando area to be free of real estate dotting its greens, the first course under the Waldorf Astoria brand is open to all players – those staying at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando or the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and those who want to experience a piece of history.Guests of both properties can also take advantage of exclusive theme-park transportation, the first WA Kids children’s program, the 24,000-square-foot Waldorf Astoria Spa by Guerlain® and the 4,000-square-foot fitness center.www.waldorfastoriaorlando.comlast_img read more

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Doctor had ethical duty to notify hotel about HIV guest Paphos clinic

first_imgThe Paphos private hospital at the centre of controversy over an alleged violation of an HIV patient’s privacy, said on Saturday the doctor who had treated the British tourist had a duty and responsibility to inform the hotel of the man’s condition to protect the staff, and the public health.The tourist and his tour operator had filed an official complaint that after being treated at the clinic, one of the doctors informed the hotel and on his return he was asked to leave, that word had spread and that he could no longer find either treatment, nor accommodation in the area except for one hotelier who took him in and saw that he was visited by a doctor. He has since gone back to the UK.Subsequent investigations were launched by the health ministry and the medical association. Hoteliers said they were within their rights to deny service to the tourist under hotel regulations citing a provision under a law dating from the sixties relating to contagious diseases, though they said it was because the man in question was drunk and disorderly, another provision.On Saturday, the Evangelismos Hospital in Paphos said the clinic’s On Call doctor was the first medical practitioner to treat the patient and that the full facts had already been reported to the ministry of health.It said that on August 30, the on-call doctor was called to a nearby hotel at the management’s request to administer first aid to a patient who had an open wound following an accident he had suffered whilst a resident there.It said the hotel was close to the Evangelismos medical centre on Tombs of the Kings Avenue.“When the medical staff arrived at the hotel they noticed that the area where the patient was waiting had several bandages soiled with blood. The doctor recommended that the patient should visit the hospital for therapeutic and diagnostic radiological investigation to eliminate the possibility of a fracture,” the statement said. “The patient, however, refused to visit or be admitted to the hospital and he signed the necessary “Refusal of Further Treatment” documentation. This document has been maintained on his patient file.”It said the patient was then taken to their nearby medical centre for further treatment for his wounds where he informed the medical staff that he was HIV positive. The patient was discharged from the medical centre and given assistance back to his hotel, the statement added.He was further advised by the doctor to return to the medical centre in 48 hours for his dressings to be changed. “Understandably, as they were unaware of the potential dangers, at this stage, the domestic staff were cleaning the hazardous areas containing the blood soiled dressings without taking any precautionary measures,” it said.“An HIV positive patient suffering from an open wound, is potentially hazardous because of the high risk of transmission of the virus (blood-borne exposure), being a risk to the hotel staff and its residents.“The doctor, therefore, had an ethical duty and responsibility to notify the hotel management of the patient’s HIV status in view of his open wounds and the dangers of potential contamination at the scene of the accident.”It said the Pancyprian Medical Ethics Code states that in some cases a doctor can be released from patient confidentiality and reveal information on a patient’s medical condition where this information can be used to avoid endangering public health and safety.“The public must realize that certain fluids—blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids and breast milk—from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV,” the clinic said.“The Code of Ethics further states that the doctor who is treating an HIV patient has an obligation to protect not only the patient, but also the public health as well as safeguard the community.”The Evangelismos said the patient did not return to the medical centre as advised and had on further contact with him “nor with any subsequent hotel”.“If the patient had not been directed to another hospital or clinic on the advice of the tour representative and instead, had follow-up treatment from our hospital which was aware of his medical history, no confusion would have occurred to make the patient feel so distressed. It remains a serious cause for concern that some Tour Operators from UK appear to recommend and persuade their clients who need medical care to attend certain medical facilities in the area because they receive benefits in return,” the clinic added.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoEditorChoice.comIf You Have Any Of These 20 Toys Around, You Just Became RichEditorChoice.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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