Advertisement British high school has banned Canada Goose, Moncler and other expensive luxury coats to stop students bullying other kids from lower-income backgrounds.After a series of incidents involving students bullying other students from lower-income households, Woodchurch High School in Birkenhead, England banned children from wearing coats made by Canada Goose, Pyrenex and Moncler or other luxury brands.Canada Goose sells a wide range of coats but some of their products can go for several hundred dollars, with some items even costing upwards of $1,000.“There has been feedback from children, who say ‘Gosh, that is our rent for the month,’” the school’s head teacher Rebekah Phillips told CNN.. Twitter Jackets are on display at the Canada Goose Inc. showroom in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim Reducing children’s anxiety from failing to keep up with latest fashion of their wealthier peers was one of the reasons given for the decision.Administrators of the school, just outside of Liverpool, U.K., sent a letter to parents explaining the reason for the ban, which will come into effect after Christmas. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With:
(Report by Indika Sri Aravinda for Colombo Gazette) He said the MSD feels the threat from the LTTE still remains in the north and as a precaution the opposition should avoid holding its May Day rally in the area. The UNP MP however questioned how such a threat could exist when the government has claimed that the LTTE has been eliminated. Amaratunga said he feels the government is attempting to disrupt the UNP May Day rally in Jaffna by raising false concerns.The UNP is to stage a joint opposition May Day rally in Jaffna and Amaratunga says the rally will proceed as scheduled despite the advice issued by the MSD. The United National Party (UNP) has been advised against holding its May Day rally in Jaffna owing to possible threats from the LTTE.UNP MP John Amaratunga said that the Ministerial Security Division (MSD) had issued the advice to the Personal Security Officers (PSO) of UNP members.
One person was killed and another sustained injuries after a tree fell on a bus in Diyatalawa.The Police said that the incident took place in Galkanda in Diyatalawa. The tree had reportedly fallen on a bus operating between Colombo and Badulla.
The United Nations-backed panel meeting in Geneva to examine Internet-related issues wrapped up its third session today having made headway on measuring the adequacy of existing Web governance arrangements, and discussing key public policy issues, such as spam, network security and cyber-crime.The Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG), which opened on Monday, started looking at possible recommendations for future action in the area of Internet governance, and discussed, among other thing, issues related to the administration of Internet names and addresses and the root server system.Participants agreed that spam – unsolicited or “junk” e-mail, generally advertising for some product sent wide-scale to a mailing list or focus group – while not yet officially on the international agenda, had to be discussed as a matter of priority. The focus was on how to deal with it and protect the Internet, as well as on the need for a multi-faceted approach, involving all interested parties. Proposals put forward ranged from drafting model legislation to more informal models of collaboration.Continuing its preparations for the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) later this year in Tunis, Tunisia, the 40-member Working Group also addressed two other public policy areas – issues relevant to the Internet but which have a much wider impact, and issues related to Internet governance and development.Working Group Chairman Nitin Desai opened the consultations by pointing out that their main aim was to assess strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. Based on this assessment, there would be a need to look at the changes that may be required. The Working Group should therefore clarify areas that governments were expected to decide on in November at the Tunis Summit, and discuss the roles of the various actors involved in governance arrangements.Yoshio Utsumi, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in his capacity as WSIS Secretary-General, reiterated the main tasks that the Working Group needed to address – to find a working definition of Internet governance, to identify public policy issues and to define roles and responsibilities of all actors.Some participants at the open consultations wanted Internet governance arrangements to be rooted in the United Nations framework, which in their view would give legitimacy to the system. Others stressed the importance of private sector leadership, which they saw as more suited to deal with the issue due to the nature of the Internet.
The new Polish Champions are not known yet. In the third match Vive Targi Kielce was defeated by Orlen Wisła Płock 27:31; it means that the finals are prolonged by at least one game. Kielce arrived in Płock hoping to end the play offs on Saturday. The second game was supposed to be a lesson from which they were to draw the conclusions but the beginning seemed to deny that. After a couple minutes and couple Kielce’s mistakes, Płock led 3:1. “Iskra” had difficulties in breaking through Wisła’s tough defence. Not only couldn’t they handle Płock’s defence, they also had problems with their own one. Mariusz Jurkiewicz did with it whatever he wanted and hit the net over and over again. Poor attack and a few good Wichary’s interventions in the goal made Kielce’s situation a bit complicated. However, the defending champions came from behind and in 26. minute equalized at 12:12; then did not let Wisła make the gap bigger than one goal. The half time result was 15:14 for Płock.As this game was the last chance for Wisła to stay in the game, the atmosphere both among the fans and on the court was tense. The first confrontation took place already in the 3. minute as Denis Buntić and Kamil Syprzak wanted to exchange a few words with each other. A few minutes later, Lijewski’s foul on Zorman engaged entire teams but the quarrel was quickly prevented. By the end of the first half both Eklemović and Grabarczyk were sent off the court for 2 minutes.The second half was opened by two fine saves by (almost invisible before) Szmal. Kielce wasted about 3 chances to take the lead (including 2 wasted penalty shots) until they finaly did it in 39. minute (19:18). However, they were not able to keep it and ten minutes later Wisła had 4 goals more. In the last minutes Kielce were discouraged by Marcin Wichary; also temporarily absent due to a head injury Jurkiewicz came back and started scoring again. Kielce poor mistakes in attack sealed the deal and they lost the chance to win the third game.The fourth game is taking place on Sunday, again in Płock.TEXT: MARTYNA USNARSKA ← Previous Story CRAZY FINISH: THW Kiel new-old champion! Next Story → Alingsas HK are the new Swedish champions!
Christoforos Nungovitch is an unusual goalkeeper, because he combines saves and scoring. Nungovitch, 25, is goalie of the Greek champions Diomidis and the national team of Cyprus. He scored 18 goals in the domestic Championship in the last two months with addition of four goals in the Cup competition. Specially, in two games, against PAOK and Drama 1986, Nungovitch scored 11 goals with 7-meter throws – 100% success:“I like very much scoring, also crowd like this, because is unusual. I start playing handball as line player, so I know the way – says Christoforos about his achievement.Diomidis are the leader of the Greek championship with four points ahead of PAOK.STANDINGS: 1.Diomidis Argous181710480:34835 12.Drama180018403:5410 4.Filippos Beroias181116476:44223 5.Anagennisi Vyrona18828401:40418 10.H.A.N.TH186012418:46212 3.AEK Athens181224451:41426 7.Dikeas18729420:43116 9.Foivos187011419:43714 8.A.S.E. Douka187110410:43715 11.Kilkis184212419:47710 6.Loutraki18729427:41916 2.PAOK181512496:40831 Christoforos NungovitchDiomidis handball ← Previous Story MACEDONIAN EXODUS: Jonovski to La Rioja – Besiktas sign Pribak! Next Story → KIF Kolding want to keep Kim Andersson, but: PSG can offer twice more!
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram On the 75th anniversary of Greece’s national ‘OXI’ Day, the Greek diaspora of Australia has moved to commemorate one of the few remaining Australian soldiers who fought in the Battle of Crete.Alf Carpenter, 98, who will travel from his native Newcastle in New South Wales to Sydney to take part in the commemorations, has vivid memories of Nazis parachuting onto the Greek island in 1941 – which resulted in 642 Australian deaths.“I can also remember what wonderful people the Cretans were,” he said. “I hope to get back to Crete for the 75th anniversary of the battle next year if I’m healthy enough.“The problem is that no one wants to give you travel insurance when you are my age. I don’t blame them really.”The Germans entered the Battle of Crete after Greece refused Italy free passage through the country, pushing its troops back beyond the Greek border into Albania.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Police reach out to Bahamas hurricane victims Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Sept 2015 – Suicide a Possibility in Rev. Conrad Howell’s death Suicide may be the reason Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell is dead.Just six days after the prominent reverened was found dead near his Blue Mountain home, police tell media that Rev. Howell’s death has not been classified as a murder. Acting Commissioner of Police Rodney Adams at a press conference this afternoon revealed the findings of the post mortem performed on Wednesday which expose that Rev. Conrad Howell died from “sharp forced injuries to the upper and lower extremities.”The pathologist report found that those injuries punctured Howell’s blood vessels and led to his death. Today, Adams told the media, “there is a strong possibility that the injuries might have been self inflicted.”Police shared that toxicology tests have been performed and will reveal if poisoning was also a factor in Howell’s death. Officials say that evidence was found on the scene. Police also confirm file has been submitted to the coroner’s office to determine if there is a need for a coroner’s inquest.Howell’s family was made aware of the findings before the press conference. Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Related Items:conrad howell, rodney adams, suicide Funeral remarks point to a non-suicidal Conrad Howell
Related Items:burglary, crime stoppers, fake guns, kew town, robbery Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Woman shot, vehicle shot up in Kew Town ambush this morning Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Oct 2015 – Police are investigating several serious incidents including an armed robbery, the case of a fake gun and missing money from a bank account.The scene got pretty scary on Monday night when a lone gunman entered a bar on Norway Road in Kew Town demanded money and fired a single shot before fleeing on foot out of the rear door. The man, who had a red and black shirt covering his face, did manage to escape with cash; no one was hurt. It is unclear how officers know the gun was a phony, but there is now an investigation into an incident where a man is said to have entered a business on Leeward Highway carrying a long barreled gun, believed to be an imitation firearm. The man did not steal anything and eventually just left the place in a blue car.The financial crimes unit is trying to determine who stole money from a personal bank account. The complaint was made at the Chalk Sound police station on Monday. It is believed the bank account was hacked.Three men and a woman were also arrested by Police. The woman, a 24 year old of Blue Hills is charged with wounding; a 45 year old man of the Bight is arrested for burglary; a 22 year old of Lower Bight is arrested for causing fear while using dangerous weapons and the 56 year old arrested, according to Police, breached his bail conditions.Remember, Police need your help in solving the armed robbery and imitation firearm cases, so please call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-8477 if you know anything.Police also remind, that in light of the car theft and burglary spree in Provo, that you have a copy of your license plate andknow your vehicle’s VIN. Bold burglaries & break-in attempts; three arrested boy, 16 Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested)
Survey results will be shared at W’s February “Fresh Perspectives: The New Jewelry and Watch Consumer” event, in the May edition of JCK and at JCK’s Las Vegas LUXURY Jewelry Show in June. Content Share: New Audiences, New TerritoriesKim Caviness, senior VP of content with JCK publisher TMG Custom Media, says W’s editors will contribute a blog dubbed “W Fashion Forecast” every other Friday to JCK’s daily e-newsletter. The newsletter, now published six times a week, reaches an audience just shy of 12,000. In turn, JCK will promote its Rockstar jewelry design series through W’s properties. The 3.5 minute webisodes, sponsored by Swarovski Gems, chronicle a contest between aspiring designers. Like other design contests such as Project Runway and its accessories counterpart, the competition is judged by industry experts. The videos run on JCKonline.com, and will debut on Swarovski’s Facebook page (and to the page’s two million plus fans) this week. The winners of Rockstar will be announced at JCK’s Vegas show, along with survey results. Of the burgeoning collaboration, W‘s VP and publisher Nina Lawrence says, “With this partnership, we hope to solidify our authoritative voice in the space, while providing content that JCK readers will enjoy.” JCK shares W‘s enthusiam. “It’s a reciprocal relationship: it gives W entrée into the business-to-business world, and it gives us entrée to the consumer world. We’re each using assets that we think make sense in either direction,” says Smelzer. “There’s no monetary relationship, no sponsorships. Both of us are getting strategic about how to work closely with the other, and how to take advantage of each other’s strengths.”JCK has a print circulation of 25,000, with an audience of about 75,000 readers; W‘s circ is 450,000, and its content reaches an audience of over 1.4 million. In a strategic move for both publishers, Conde Nast’s W Magazine and b-to-b jewelry publication JCK Magazine enter into a content partnership. Beginning with a consumer-facing study of jewelry purchasing trends, W and JCK will swap editorial copy online and in print.JCK publisher Mark Smelzer tells FOLIO: that W initially broached the possibility of a content partnership. “W is interested in building awareness of their brand with the nation’s jewelry retailers. Our audience is a great audience for their publication,” says Smelzer. “In a strategic sense, there’s an awareness that retailers communicate with manufacturers, and they have influence in a lot of different ways.”The magazines collaborated on a two-part study, fielded in December 2011 and January 2012. In its first post-recession jewelry and watch study, W spearheaded the survey effort, focusing on consumer behavioral patterns in the jewelry market. “It’s about trends, trying to get an understanding of what consumers are interested in, desiring, what they’re buying-–trying to get a sense of what’s important right now in the marketplace,” says Smelzer. He says his team also contributed to the survey’s content. The study surveyed 534 respondents with a median age of 43 and household income of $162,000. From that total, 110 respondents claimed a household income [HHI] of over $200k; this group had a median age of 49 and an average HHI of $439,000. “W’s going to be getting the word out; they’re going to do a write up about the series in the May issue,” says Caviness. “Print is at the heart of it, but W is also going to be including links to it on their site. We’re still working out the details of where.”
Mobile 1:17 Post a comment Google Maps for Android Now playing: Watch this: Review • The rebuilt Google Maps for Android is better than ever Share your voice AutoComplete: Tesla delays its price bump until Wednesday Google Maps’ new feature isn’t available for everyone yet. NurPhoto/Getty Images Google Maps has added a feature that lets you create a public event through Maps for Android. The new feature is live now, according to Android Police, but doesn’t appear to be available to everyone. CNET staffers didn’t see the option to create an event. Google wasn’t immediately available for comment. On the support page, Google said the feature might not be available in some regions. Here’s how to check the availability and add a public event on your Android device: Open Google Maps Tap Contribute Tap Events Tap “+” to add a public event Follow steps 1-3 to edit your event’s details or to delete it. You can add photos, the date and time, the type of event you’re hosting and more. 0 Tags Google Maps
The top US doctors’ organization and several hospital groups came out strongly on Wednesday against a Republican plan backed by President Donald Trump to overhaul America’s healthcare system, as Democrats mounted a fierce battle to thwart the bill.Two House of Representatives committees debated the plan late into the night, two days after the proposals were unveiled by Republican leaders. The legislation aims to repeal and replace the Obamacare law, which Republicans call a government overreach that has ruined healthcare in the United States.Trump and fellow Republicans in Congress campaigned last year on a promise to dismantle the signature domestic policy achievement of Democratic former President Barack Obama.However, they face resistance from conservatives in their own party who have condemned the bill as too similar to the law it is meant to supplant. Democrats, meanwhile, have denounced it as a gift to the wealthy that will take insurance away from millions of people.“What they’re doing is very destructive. … It represents the biggest shift of money to the wealthiest people in our country, the top 1 percent, at the cost of working families,” House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters.Doctors and other providers said the bill would probably cause many patients to lose insurance and raise healthcare costs. The American Medical Association urged senior lawmakers in a letter to reconsider drastic changes to Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor.The AMA, which supported Obamacare, said the replacement of income-based subsidies with age-based tax credits to help people buy insurance would make coverage more expensive, if not out of reach, for poor and sick Americans.Obamacare, formally called the Affordable Care Act, enabled 20 million previously uninsured people to obtain coverage, about half through a Medicaid expansion the new bill would end.Insurers are worried about the affordability of the tax structure and proposed major changes in Medicaid financing.In a letter to Congress, America’s Health Insurance Plans, which represents Anthem Inc and others, indicated that was still a concern, despite many aspects of the draft that would help stabilize the individual insurance market.Seven hospital groups, including the American Hospital Association, America’s Essential Hospitals and the Catholic Health Association of the United States, also voiced opposition. They wrote in a letter to lawmakers that the proposal could lead to “tremendous instability” for people seeking affordable medical coverage, including children, the elderly and disabled.Republicans control both chambers of Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade. But the bill’s fate is far from certain, with a number of Republican conservatives saying it is not a full repeal and sets up new entitlement programs.Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met leaders of conservative groups who have concerns about the bill.“I’m encouraged that the president indicated they are pushing to make changes,” David McIntosh from one of those groups, Club for Growth, told reporters after the meeting.A White House official said Trump and Pence were “open to constructive improvements that maintain the core principles and get the bill over the goal.”“CONSERVATIVE WISH LIST”The House Ways and Means Committee, with jurisdiction over taxes, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees health issues, kicked off what could become marathon sessions working on the legislation.The plan would scrap the Obamacare requirement that most Americans obtain medical insurance and would replace its income-based subsidies with a system of fixed tax credits to coax people to buy private insurance on the open market.Trying to mollify skeptics in his party, House Speaker Paul Ryan, an architect of the plan, touted it as “a conservative wish list” and “monumental, exciting conservative reform.”Representative Mark Walker, head of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the largest group of conservatives in Congress, said RSC leaders might support the bill if two changes are made.The first, proposed by Representative Joe Barton in the Energy and Commerce Committee, would bring forward the end of enrollment in Medicaid expansion by two years to January 2018. The second would make age-based tax credits for purchasing health insurance partially rather than fully refundable.With those changes, “we’d be a hard ‘yes’,” Walker told reporters.Democrats were using every procedural maneuver possible to delay the committee work, including demanding votes to adjourn on the House floor. The top Energy and Commerce Committee Democrat, Representative Frank Pallone, called the Republican plan “a prescription for disaster” and said not a single hearing had been held to develop the bill.Republicans insisted on committee action even though the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) had not yet done its customary assessment of the cost of the measure and how many people it would cover.White House spokesman Sean Spicer said: “If you’re looking at the CBO for accuracy, you’re looking in the wrong place.”Ways and Means Democrats raised questions over the bill’s proposed tax break for insurance company executives, with Representative Lloyd Doggett calling it a “$400 million windfall” for insurance company executives.Hospital stocks clawed back some of Tuesday’s losses after the bill’s unveiling. Community Health Systems Inc rose 4.5 percent and Tenet Healthcare Corp gained 1.5 percent. Health insurer shares, including WellCare Health Plans Inc and Aetna Inc, closed moderately higher.
NASA has been planning the first ever mining mission on the moon for several years, and now construction of the lander and rover that will carry it out is under way. NASA is working with Chung-shan Institute of Science and Technology in Taiwan to build the lunar lander for a planned launch in the early 2020s. The goal is to prove that important materials can be mined on the moon, thus extending humanity’s reach into deep space.The mission is called Resource Prospector, and most of the action will take place in a small rover designed to scan the lunar surface for evidence of useful materials. We know from orbital missions like the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter that there are tons of water ice and pockets of gases on the moon. Resource Prospector will try to mine it in the first ever in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) proof of concept.With our current level of technology, space missions need to take all the resources needed for the journey on the initial launch from Earth. That means more fuel, more money, and less room for error. The oxygen, hydrogen, and frozen water deposits on the lunar surface could be used to generate fuel, breathable air, and safe drinking water. Making a pit-stop at the moon on your way to Mars makes the trip much cheaper and safer.When the Resource Prospector rover reaches the moon, it will use sensors to search for water, hydrogen, and other gases. When it finds a promising location, it will drill down as deep as a meter to retrieve a sample, which will be heated in an oven to determine its composition. If it can extract sufficient vital materials from the lunar surface, then we’re well on our way to making consumable resources in space. The Chung-shan Institute is scheduled to deliver the lander and rover to NASA by the end of 2018, which is seen as an aggressive timetable.
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s pet projects Utkarsh Bangla and Sabuj Sathi have won the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) awards under the United Nations.S K Thade, principal secretary, Backward Classes Welfare department and Roshni Sen, principal secretary, Technical Education Training and Skill Development department, received the awards at an event in Geneva on April 9. Parthapratim Manna, managing director, West Bengal Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Finance Development Corporation, which oversaw the distribution of cycles under Sabuj Sathi, also accompanied the team. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataUtkarsh Bangla and Sabuj Sathi were selected out of 1,062 nominations and they also topped the list in their respective categories. The nominations were scrutinised and their sustainable development was examined by a team of experts. Overwhelmed by the achievement of the state government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote on her Facebook page: “I am very happy to share with you that our Utkarsh Bangla and Sabuj Sathi projects have won the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) awards under the aegis of the United Nations. Out of 1,062 nominations in 18 categories, Utkarsh Bangla got the topmost award and emerged a winner in the Capacity Building category. Sabuj Sathi ranked in the first five as a champion project under the ICT application: E-Government category. My heartiest greetings and best wishes to all.” Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”These projects are for our young generation – skill development training to increase employment opportunities for 6 lakh youths every year under Utkarsh Bangla and environment-friendly bicycles to school-going students in Classes IX to XII under Sabuj Sathi. Nearly 1 crore cycles have been distributed since the inception of the project,” she wrote. State Finance minister Amit Mitra had announced the Sabuj Sathi project during his Budget speech in 2015-16. The first batch of cycles was distributed among the students at Gopiballavpur Block I and then in West Midnapore at a function in October, which was presided over by Mamata Banerjee. Since then, the project has had a far-reaching effect. It has drastically reduced the number of dropouts in schools, particularly in the rural areas and facilitated a major step towards women empowerment. Cycles of Avon, Hero and Hercules are given to the students and the BCW department has names of all the beneficiaries, along with names of their schools, parents and the classes they were studying in when they received the cycles, as a part of e-governance. Under Utkarsh Bangla, skill development training is given to youths. Several centres have been opened and youths are being given training there. The trained youths are then absorbed in different industries. It may be mentioned that Mamata Banerjee has said that Bengal has reduced the unemployment problem by 40% by creating job opportunities, at a time when unemployment has seen an alarming rise in India.
eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Kelvingrove Park at Pride Glasgow. | Photo: David Hudson Yesterday’s Pride Glasgow Parade was the biggest yet, with organizers saying over 12,000 took part. It was led by Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister.However, problems arose when the parade finished at Kelvingrove Park, where a two-day park event is now taking place. Headliners include Mel C (of the Spice Girls) later today.Nicola Sturgeon at Pride Glasgow | Photo: David HudsonThe post-parade festival has previously taken place at Glasgow Green. This is the first year the ticketed event has moved to Kelvingrove Park. Although those to arrive first were able to gain entry, many of those who arrived later found themselves having to queue for prolonged periods of time – despite having purchased tickets.There are reports that some people breached the security fences in an effort to get in. On Facebook, disgruntled tickets holders say that some people fainted due to the heat.Temperatures in Glasgow hit 23C yesterday and there was a strict rule that people were not allowed to bring their own refreshments into the park. This means many – many tired after already marching the route – ended up queuing for a prolonged period without liquid refreshment.Pride Glasgow: We apologize ‘unreservedly’Pride Glasgow posted the following statement to its Facebook yesterday afternoon.‘The interest in Pride Glagsow today has far exceeded our expectations. Our parade had over 12,000 march, the largest number in our history.‘Glasgow Pride apologises unreservedly to those people who purchased tickets and were unable to enter the site.Glasgow Pride 2018. | Photo: David Hudson‘A number of media sites have covered how some revellers have been able to breech the security fence, we are working with out (sic) security team to stop any further breeches and ensure everyone who wants to has a safe Pride.‘Police Scotland are present at Kelvingrove Park to support the Pride Glasgow event organisers and stewards to ensure the safety of those attending the event.’‘It was one of the poorest experiences I have ever seen at an event’However, the statement has prompted over 300 comments – most from angry ticket holders. Many are now demanding refunds and are unhappy that there was no mention of how to obtain a refund.Facebook user replied to the statement: ‘As someone stuck at the front of that ticketing mess today I can say whole heartedly that it was one of the poorest experiences I have ever seen at an event. Pride Glasgow organizers ‘profoundly sorry’ for ticketing troublesGlasgow Pride Festival will take the party to Kelvingrove ParkUniversity chaplain fired after holding service to atone Pride Glasgow ‘offense’Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/pride-glasgow-reaches-capacity-turns-away-prepaid-ticket-holders/ ‘The organisers should refund everyone who wasn’t able to attend and offer free entry to those for the next year.’ wrote: ‘I bought VIP TICKETS ages ago when they first went on sale. Then bought the upgrade STEPS TICKETS. Travelled all the way from Aberdeen, stood in a queue for ages only to be told there were no VIP wristbands left.’ said: ‘I’m waiting to be told of how to seek refunds. This is absolutely ridiculous.’ said: ‘So, just to clarify – I was there today and had a fabulous day! However, if I come back tomorrow, will I be guaranteed entry?’It’s estimated that the festival capacity at Kelvingrove Park is between 4,000-6,000, but it’s uncertain how many tickets for the event have been sold.GSN contacted Pride Glasgow to ask them how many tickets were sold, if there will be any opportunity for refunds for ticket holders to obtain refunds if they were unable to gain entry. We’re awaiting a response.Nicola Sturgeon: Pride Grand MarshalToday’s event will be just as busy, if not busier, than yesterday. Besides Mel C, the festival will conclude with a concert from 90s pop legends, Steps.Gay Star News went down to the Pride Glasgow parade to capture photos of its biggest march yet.Nicola Sturgeon at Glasgow Pride | Photo: David HudsonAlso present on the day was Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland.Speaking to the crowds at Kelvingrove Park, the Pride Grand Marshal said: ‘I choose to be here no matter what or who is here this weekend.’She then added: ‘I’m wearing this #ChooseLove t-shirt because it’s raising money for refugees. The UK should be open to LGBTI asylum seekers.’She also led the Pride parade making her, according to her party, the first elected head of government in the UK to lead an LGBTI march.Declaration of interest: Gay Star News is a media partner of Pride Glasgow.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Hundreds of people have been left disappointed and upset after they were unable to gain access to the Pride Glasgow festival in Kelvingrove Park yesterday (14 July).
Share House Prices Housing Inventory 2016-12-15 Seth Welborn December 15, 2016 684 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Separate Ways: Prices Rising, Inventory Falling It’s no secret in the housing industry that prices have risen year-over-year every month for the last four to four-and-a-half years and are well past their pre-boom peaks in some markets.In November, however, prices rose at a rate not seen in more than a year, according to Redfin. November’s over-the-year price appreciation rate of nearly 8 percent was the highest in 14 months. Depending on which analysis is used, home prices are expected to rise by another 4 to 6 percent by the end of 2017.Fourteen seems to be a significant number for housing in November. While prices appreciated at their highest rate in 14 months, inventory fell off by nearly 10 percent, its fastest rate of decline since July 2014, and continued 14-month downward trend, according to Redfin.Homes sold faster as the supply of homes for sale got shorter, with the average number of days on market falling year-over-year in November down to 50 from 56 a year ago—the fastest pace since Redfin began tracking the data in 2009. They expect it to get even faster—Redfin recently predicted that 2017 would be the “fastest housing market on record” in its forecast for next year.The good news in November is that home sales increased by 20 percent over-the-year, largest pace since July of last year, according to Redfin.“Last year we saw a temporary slump in November sales as new mortgage industry regulations went into effect and delayed some closings,” said Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson. “Now, those regulatory hurdles have largely been resolved but the market is by no means back to normal. We’ve seen a pickup in the number of Redfin customers going on tours and making offers the last two months as consistently good economic news has bolstered consumer confidence. The Federal Reserve’s decision to raise rates is unlikely to significantly dampen homebuyer enthusiasm as we enter 2017. We’re still expecting another year of rising prices and modestly growing home sales.”Redfin predicted that inventory will rise by 1.7 percent by the end of next year after dropping off by 3.4 percent this year, but that the pace of existing-home sales will slow from 3.4 percent in 2016 down to 2.8 percent by the end of 2017.“Next year, the new administration will lead a shifting U.S. economy,” Richardson said. “Baby boomers will become less economically relevant as millennials continue to come of home-buying age. Superstar cities will create much of the job growth, pushing wages in those cities up. Yet the percentage of homes in America’s largest cities that are affordable on the median income has declined the past two years and will continue to fall in 2017. Sales would be even stronger if there were more starter homes on the market to meet demand from millennial homebuyers. We expect to see more homes built in second-tier cities and more millennial homebuyers moving from the coasts to smaller and inland markets where they can find affordable starter homes.”
The Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) issued a warning on Friday regarding digital currencies, such as Bitcoin or any other form of virtual currency that is not legal tender.The CBC underlined that there were no specific regulatory protection measures to cover losses for the users of virtual currencies if the platform that exchanges and deals in that specific currency collapses.“There is no guarantee or legal obligation to reimburse at face value virtual currency owners, nor to reimburse them at any time. The price of virtual currencies is subject to high volatility. It may rise sharply or even fall to zero value. Acceptance of virtual currencies by merchants is based on their discretion and may cease to exist at any point and with no prior notice, in other words, any merchant may refuse to accept it for payments. Transactions in virtual currencies are more liable to be misused for illegal activities,” said CBC officials, urging the public to look into all risks associated with the use of virtual currencies. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoJob Posting Sites I Search AdsThese Job Opportunities Might Surprise You. Research The Best Job Posting SitesJob Posting Sites I Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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