OVL OIL partners agree to invest 20 bn in Mozambique LNG project

first_imgNew Delhi: ONGC Videsh Ltd, Oil India Ltd and their Indian as well as foreign partners have agreed to invest $20 billion in constructing a gas liquefaction and export terminal in Mozambique to monetise vast offshore natural gas reserves they had found. In separate but almost identical regulatory filings, Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), and Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) said their subsidiaries along with Anadarko Petroleum of the US has taken a final investment decision (FID) for Area-1 Mozambique LNG project. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepThe project will initially consist of two LNG trains with a total nameplate capacity of 12.88 million tonnes per annum. Feedgas will come from the Golfinho/Atum field in Offshore Area 1. To be built on the Afungi peninsula in Cabo Delgado province, the project will also involve the construction of associated infrastructure, storage tanks, and export jetty facilities. The LNG project will be fed with nearly 100 million cubic feet of natural gas a day from the Golfinho/Atum fields in the Rovuma Basin, which are set to be developed as part of the Offshore Area 1 gas project. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsThe project commissioning is planned for 2024. “OVL, a wholly owned subsidiary of ONGC, the national oil company of India, announces that Rovuma Offshore Area-1 consortium has taken an FID for the two trains Golfinho/Atum Mozambique LNG Project,” the company said in the filing. “Mozambique LNG project will be the first onshore LNG facility in Mozambique consisting of initial two LNG trains with a total nameplate capacity of 12.88 million tonnes per annum supported by the development of the Golfinho/Atum fields located offshore entirely within Area-1.” OVL holds 16 per cent interest in Mozambique Rovuma Area-1 offshore project, while OIL holds 4 per cent stake. Bharat PetroResources Ltd, a unit of BPCL, holds 10 per cent interest in the project that is operated by Anadarko, which holds 26.5 per cent interest. Japanese company Mitsui has 20 per cent stake, Mozambique’s state energy company ENH has 15 per cent interest and the remaining 8.5 per cent is with Thailand’s PTT. Anadarko and its partners have locked in long-term sales and purchase agreements (SPAs) from the project for a total of 11.1 million tonnes per year. They include SPAs with Tokyo Gas, Centrica, Shell, China’s CNOOC, France’s EDF and Indonesia’s Pertamina, among others. “Additionally, the project will have a significant domestic gas component for in-country consumption in Mozambique to help fuel the economic development,” the OVL filing said. “The FID signifies that the Golfinho/Atum Mozambique LNG project will now advance to the construction phase.” Anadarko has agreed to be taken over by fellow US independent Occidental Petroleum. Once that deal goes ahead, Occidental has agreed to sell Anadarko’s sub-Saharan African upstream assets, including the Mozambique LNG project to French oil giant Total SA in a $8.8 billion deal. The transaction, which is contingent upon Occidental completing its acquisition of Anadarko, is expected to close in 2020. Anadarko has awarded TechnipFMC the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI), worth more than $1 billion, of the subsea hardware system for the Golfinho/Atum development. Under the contract, TechnipFMC alongside its consortium partner Van Oord will carry out the offshore installation scope.last_img read more

Indigenous peace group set up to track Cardston incidences

first_imgHolly MooreAPTN NewsA collective called the Niitsitapi Peace Camp say they set up a tipi site in June this year to keep track of racism experienced by Indigenous people in Cardston. They say the A&W incident is just one example of the many they are gathering weekly.“We put up the camp to address the racism and discrimination in the town of Cardston. We are documenting it,” said camp member Kim Weasel Fat. “We don’t have a physical camp anymore but we are working on a strategic plan and next steps.”Stewart Brown Weasel is one of the group members who spoke to APTN National News. As a collective, the camp does not have a central spokesperson or leader.Brown Weasel said he is surprised at how little has changed in the 20 years he has lived in the area.“it has gotten worse,” he said. “That is why we are bringing awareness.”Other group members are Roger and Annette Young Pine. Russell Running Bird and Delcy Healy.Since the peace camp started, member Shauna Fox says that there is a sense of pride in the community.“They are standing up to the racism now, instead of just letting it go like it was normalized behaviour,” she said. “We aren’t only a place to report, we have sharing circles so it is restorative, healing.”last_img read more

EHF EURO 2014 TOP SCORERS Nyokas and Sigurdsson lead

The Round 1 of the Men’s EHF EURO 2014 is behind us. There were no so many interesting matches. Situation is much tighter on the TOP scorer list:TOP 7:1 Alix Nyokas – France – 9 goals1 Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson – Iceland – 93 Kim Ekdahl You Rietz – Sweden – 73 Michaël Guigou – France – 73 Kristian Kjelling – Norway – 73 Kiril Lazarov – Macedonia – 73 Robert Weber – Austria – 7 ← Previous Story SOME PEOPLE CALL HIM A “CAT”: Amazing save by Darko Stanic! Next Story → No winner between Hungary and Iceland! EHF EURO 2014 read more

WWE UK Championship Special listed to air this Thursday (May 18)

first_img Miz and Mrs. Season One coming to the WWE Network Friday, September 20 Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles The WWE Network schedule is currently listing the WWE UK Championship Special as airing this Thursday night (May 18) starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 CT).The special is listed to run from 8:00-9:30 p.m. ET according to the network schedule.It doesn’t appear WWE has officially started advertising the air date as of this weekend.As reported earlier, Jim Ross and Nigel McGuinness will handle commentary for the shows.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roman Reigns is in Remission WhatsApp Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network WWE NXT Results – 9/11/19 (Last episode before the USA Network move, Ripley vs. Baszler) Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Twitter Facebook Velvet Sky Google+last_img read more

3 dead, others injured in multicar crash near Warm Springs

first_imgWARM SPRINGS, Ore. — Three people have died in a multivehicle crash on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.Oregon State Police Lt. Cari Boyd says a car traveling west on U.S. Highway 26 struck the back of another vehicle, sending it into the eastbound lane, where it collided with a van.Two people in the vehicle pushed into the van’s path died at the scene Monday: 37-year-old Adam Clausen and 39-year-old Shannon O’Leary, both of Portland. A 4-year-old child in that vehicle survived with minor injuries.The van driver heading east also died at the scene. Boyd identified him as 34-year-old Robert Burke of Reno, Nevada. His two passengers, one of whom is a 22-month-old child, were taken to a Bend hospital for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening.last_img read more

11th Anniversary of the UPLIFT Tribute

first_img KUSI Newsroom 11th Anniversary of the UPLIFT Tribute Posted: November 27, 2018 November 27, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)  – The nonprofit UPLIFT is hosting an event called “The Gift of Collaboration” to benefit vulnerable students, seniors and homeless in San Diego.The event is Saturday December 1st and tickets are still available.For more information click here. last_img read more

Kasilof River Sockeye Salmon Limits Increased

first_imgIn addition to increasing the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, ADF&G issued emergency order number 2-RS-1-36-19 expanding the area open to dipnetting on the Kasilof River effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 24 through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is increasing the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon to six fish per day and twelve fish in possession; however, no more than two salmon per day and two in possession may be coho salmon, in all portions of the Kasilof River open to salmon fishing. Area Management Biologist Colton Lipka: “Increasing the limits for sockeye salmon allows anglers an opportunity to harvest additional fish to fill their freezer.” The biological escapement goal on the Kasilof River is 160,000-340,000 sockeye salmon. As of Sunday, July 21, 2019, a total of 231,900 sockeye salmon have passed the Kasilof River sonar site.center_img The current escapement of sockeye salmon into the Kasilof River is proceeding at a rate that is projected to exceed the biological escapement goal. These provisions are effective 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, July 24 through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, December 31.last_img read more

Facebook doesnt waste time it wastes attention spans Thats worse

first_img 6 NurPhoto It’s a chilly winter night in Munich, Germany. I’m alone in an empty hostel dorm, basking in the warmth of the heater and the hostel’s surprising hygiene, trying to watch Mad Men on my MacBook.I say “trying” because this is proving to be a peculiarly difficult task. Watching 50-minute episodes of Mad Men is taking anywhere between one and a half to two hours because I keep getting distracted.I’ll just check Facebook. Maybe someone from home has messaged me. I should take a look at Twitter — oh, I forgot, Twitter is awful. You know what, I’m going to Instagram-stalk the hippie I met in Serbia. Ah, that’s right, I forgot to reply to that Facebook message from the other day. Some variation of these thoughts creeps into my brain every few minutes, glacializing my Mad Men progress. How will Don Draper’s story end? I suspect I’ll never know. Tags 5:14 This was four months ago. I left Australia last August for a solo backpacking trip through Europe. Yeah, meeting people and seeing the world is cool, but I also wanted to use this trip to catch up on random shows, books and movies I could never get around to in my real life. I figured I’d have almost unlimited time, so it would be easy. It turns out that unlimited time means little when paired with a limited attention span.Personal discontent about Facebook, Instagram and Twitter use is so common it’s almost redundant. If you tell someone you’re quitting Instagram or trying to use Facebook less, the odds are high that said person will reply with “Oh, wow, I really need to do that too.”Some of this is empty posturing, like the pageantry of saying you want to eat fewer carbs even though you already know there’s no quitting your 11 p.m. cheese toastie habit. (Me. I’m talking about me now.) But the widespread understanding that social media use is a waste of time is telling.1-bu77rat955qeo0xal45c5qOh, Don. Whatever will become of you? AMC Like everyone else on the planet, I often complain that there aren’t enough hours in a day. There are so many books to read, games to play and TV shows to Netflix, but how can I be expected to do that amid the daily grind of work, commuting, attempting to exercise, keeping up with family and friends, and, y’know, sleep.To this end, I used to think of social media as a waste of precious time. An hour spent on Facebook and Instagram is an hour I could have spent reading, mirin’ Don Draper, learning a language or otherwise being productive. But that’s not quite accurate.When I jetted to Europe, I was jetting away from all my responsibilities — and was shocked by how little difference this made. Because, for me at least, the problem isn’t 15-minute blocks of time lost to social media. It’s the 10-second gaps that social media fill that make it impossible to concentrate on anything for a sustained period of time, protracting even simple tasks.The trouble is when the cheeky Instagram check-in goes from filling the 10-second wait for the green man at traffic lights to the 5-second lull in a TV show. Then, minutes later, you realize nothing makes sense because you actually haven’t been paying attention. It also obviously bleeds into work. If a page is loading, I would find myself opening a Twitter tab even though the original page would have loaded in literally a second. Given studies have shown it can take over 20 minutes to get your mind back to the task at hand once distracted, this can be a productivity disaster. Maybe even a bigger problem than not being able to enjoy the latest quality television productions from AMC.boompromoClick for more Boom With a View. I’d noted how poor my attention span was earlier in the trip, but Mad Men was my attentive nadir. Something had to change. Growing up, my parents told me watching TV would ruin my attention span. Now I can’t even concentrate on TV long enough for it to ruin my attention span. I deactivated my Twitter account the next day, with Instagram following soon after. (Now, four months later, Twitter has been reactivated but used much less frequently.) Facebook’s app has been deleted off my phone, and is a laptop-only activity.After the social media purge, I didn’t miss lying in bed and scrolling through Instagram. I did, however, yearn for these apps in situations where there’s no option to do anything else. Time spent waiting in line for coffee or on the 5-minute bus to the train station aren’t substantial enough for me to be doing anything productive, for instance, so scrolling Twitter isn’t so dangerous. (Except it is because, as mentioned, Twitter is awful.)People freaked out last Wednesday when Facebook and Instagram were down. The outage led many users to Twitter, a real oven-to-the-frying-pan situation. Some users went into panic mode. I call it a good start. If you struggled during the outage, look at it as a challenge. You already went 12 hours without Facebook and Instagram, see if you can make it longer. See how you feel after seven days. And for the record, I still have six seasons of Mad Men to go.  Comments Share your voicecenter_img Facebook Instagram Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: What’s your relationship… Mobile Culture Boom With a View Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Deepika Padukone to play Ranveer Singh aka Kapil Devs wife in 83

first_imgRanveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.InstagramAfter wrapping up her first movie as a producer and actor, actress Deepika Padukone flew to London and has confirmed that she will be playing the role of Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia in the Kabir Khan helmed ’83 which also stars Deepika Padukone’s real-life husband Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev. This will be the first time the star couple will share screen space since they got married.The film, ’83 will recreate the historic events which led the Indian cricket team to win the 1983 world cup against West Indies. The cast finished shooting in Dharamshala and is now in London, shooting for the movie under the mentorship and guidance of none other than Kapil Dev.Before the whole team flew out to London, we saw them all chic and dressed up wearing the Indian cricket team Insignia. Ranveer Singh took to social media to share a picture of the whole team and captioned it, “Kapil’s Devils”. The movie also stars Pankaj Tripathi along with Hardy Sandhu amongst the other actors.Ranveer Singh starrer, ’83 is set to release on the April 10, 2020 and is going to be the first tri-lingual release for both, Kabir Khan and Ranveer Singh having being released in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.last_img read more

Bigg Boss 13 Not Rs 403 crore but Salman Khan to charge

first_imgSalman Khan to host Bigg Boss 13.ColorsEver since the twelveth season of Bigg Boss ended, speculations surrounding Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 13 have been making news. Besides the probable list of contestants, it was reported that the Dabangg star was charging a whopping amount of over Rs 400 crore for the entire edition. It was also said that Salman may produce the controversial show just like The Kapil Sharma Show and Nach Baliye 9.However, a source from the team revealed to PinkVilla.com that the figures are completely wrong. The informer revealed, “The season will extend for the usual 105 days, which means 15 weeks. Last year, he charged Rs 11 crore per day of shoot. He shoots both the weekend special episodes in a day and so, in 2018 he minted Rs 165 crore from the whole season. BB 13 will be a notch higher. He has hiked his fee and will get Rs 13 crore per week, which means Rs 6.5 crore per episode. That also means that he will in fact be earning close to Rs 200 crore (Rs 195 crore exactly) this time and not 400 crore as being reported.”Meanwhile, International Business Times, India, has exclusively revealed the names of the celebrity contestants, who have been approached for the show, and have also agreed to be a part of Bigg Boss 13. As many as 23 people, including some well-known celebs including CID fame Dayanand Shetty, Bollywood comedian-actor Rajpal Yadav, TV actresses Meghana Malik, Devoleena Bhattacharya have been shortlisted for the controversial show. Although some of the celebrities mentioned in the list denied being approached or being part of the show, it is apparently because they are not allowed to announce their participation as per their contract. “Zareen Khan recently tweeted saying that she is not joining Bigg Boss 13, but actually she will be a part of it. She had to deny the rumours as BB makers do not want the names to be out so soon,” the source said.Bigg Boss 13 is expected to go on air from September 29 onwards. Dayanand Shetty; Meghna Malikinstagramlast_img read more

Mozilla to drop IRC as main communications platform

first_imgMozilla to drop IRC as main communications platform by Martin Brinkmann on April 28, 2019 in Firefox – Last Update: April 29, 2019 – 41 commentsMozilla plans to drop IRC as a main communications platform and the server infrastructure that powers IRC.mozilla.org in the coming months.One of the better ways to reach out to Mozilla and to talk about Mozilla products such as Firefox is IRC. Internet Relay Chat is accessible using modern browsers but also with the help of standalone IRC clients.IRC may look ancient to the modern eye but it is a long standing communications platform with a loyal following.via https://xkcd.com/1782/Mozilla employee Mike Hoye, charged with finding a new communications product and retiring IRC, revealed on April 26, 2019 that Mozilla will drop IRC as a communications platform. Hoye acknowledges that IRC has been Mozilla’s “main synchronous communications tool since the beginning”. On the downside, Hoye argues that IRC has aged badly and that the chance of things getting better is slim to non-existent.He notes that abuse and harassment has been experienced by colleagues and that it is difficult from a technical perspective to connect to IRC.We’ve come to the conclusion that for all IRC’s utility, it’s irresponsible of us to ask our people – employees, volunteers, partners or anyone else – to work in an environment that we can’t make sure is healthy, safe and productive.All of that, and the fact that IRC is not accessible from “inside schools, colleges, or corporate networks” led to the decision to drop IRC as a communications platform.Mozilla has not decided on a new platform for synchronous text communication. Hoyes reveals that there are several candidates that could replace IRC, and that candidates have to meet Mozilla’s selection requirements:Must be a product by another company or organization.Self-hosted or pay for a service.Needs to be accessible.Needs to be a product, not a protocol.Must be a proven, modern service.Must support authentication because Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines will be enforced.Time-wise, Mozilla plans to pick a candidate in the coming months and decommission irc.mozilla.org soon thereafter. All of that is likely going to happen this year.Closing WordsIt appears, that the decision is not based on expenses or maintenance of the IRC infrastructure. While these could play a role as well, it is clear that the focus of Hoye’s blog post is authentication and as a byproduct the enforcement of Mozilla’s Community Participation Guidelines.The new communications product has not been selected yet; it will be interesting to see if Mozilla will pick a proprietary product or select an open solution instead.Now You: What is your take on Mozilla’s decision?SummaryArticle NameMozilla to drop IRC as main communications platformDescriptionMozilla plans to drop IRC as a main communications platform and the server infrastructure that powers IRC.mozilla.org in the coming months.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Register now for ACVs Mega Fams in Cuba Mexico DR and Saint

first_img Posted by Tags: Air Canada Vacations, FAMs Travelweek Group Share MONTREAL — Air Canada Vacations is bringing back its popular Mega Fams in Mexico & the Caribbean.The four fams range in price from $329 and $359, double occupancy, including taxes and other fees, and take place in the following destinations:Santa Clara or Cayo Coco from Montreal (three nights)Puerto Vallarta from Calgary (two nights)Saint Lucia from Toronto (two nights)Puerto Plata and Samana from Toronto (three nights)Connector flights will also be available.For agents who wish to add more luxury to the trip, upgrades to Premium Rouge will be available for $125 roundtrip, but spots are limited.During the Mega Fams, agents will enjoy special events on site, site inspections in various resorts including some that are exclusive to Air Canada Vacations, and a few local attractions.According to Dana Gain, Senior Director, Sales and Partnerships at Air Canada Vacations, “awareness and experience” are the main reasons why ACV brings travel agents to destinations.More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise Collection“There is nothing better than to experience a product firsthand in order to really understand it and present it effectively to customers,” she said. “The Mega Fams are an incredible way to achieve this, plus we guarantee you’ll have lots of fun!”To confirm their request, agents can register via the links below:YUL-SNU: https://aircanadavacations.formstack.com/forms/mega_fam_2018_registration_form_snuYUL-CCC: https://aircanadavacations.formstack.com/forms/mega_fam_2018_registration_form_cccYYC-PVR: https://aircanadavacations.formstack.com/forms/mega_fam_2018_registration_form_pvrYYZ-UVF: https://aircanadavacations.formstack.com/forms/mega_fam_2018_registration_form_uvfYYZ-AZS: https://aircanadavacations.formstack.com/forms/mega_fam_2018_registration_form_drcenter_img Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Register now for ACV’s Mega Fams in Cuba, Mexico, D.R. and Saint Lucia << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

New gallery to be inaugurated during the Art City Tour

first_imgRelated posts:Photo exhibit illustrates Brazil outside the World Cup ‘Cathedrals of Soccer’ worships the stadium 5 questions for Costa Rican artist Dino Real – ‘Everything can be art’ Art City Tour returns to San José for ‘Chepe in the Rain’ Facebook Comments Tonight’s Art City Tour, the periodic and popular event that bringsjosefinos out in droves for free visits to participating museums and galleries, will feature a brand-new stop: an art gallery in Barrio Escalante, in eastern San José, that will be inaugurated during the Tour.The gallery is the new venture of Costa Rican artist Brian Breness, whostudied design at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and works primarily with stop motion animation technique. He has taught various stop motion courses at the Central American Autonomous University (UACA) and the Costa Rican film center; he also works as a UCR researcher. His goal at the gallery is to provide people with accessible art, available at a wide range of prices.“I wanted to create a space that’s very inclusive and attractive for everyone,” Breness told The Tico Times. “The idea is to create art so anyone can have art.”One of the types of works the gallery offers are called camándulas, unique glass pieces with different materials inside.“These pieces are generic; they catalyzer the imagination. The material with which they’re made is a secret,” Breness said. Breness’ camándulas. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesThe gallery also has a series of prints known as dieciséisnueves, because of their measurements – 16 inches by 9 inches – and Tes, artistic T-shirts. The gallery will host acoustic music concerts on Saturdays. Each show will be recorded, and the gallery will then present those recordings through a peculiar format that scans the QR codes on a piece of cardboard.For tonight’s inauguration, Breness will feature an exhibit by renowned Costa Rican artist Rafael Ángel “Felo” García, also featuring the artist’s daughter Aby García, son Rafa García, and grandson Alberto Cruz García. The British Cultural Center, also located in Barrio Escalante, will hold a simultaneous García exhibit.The inauguration begins at 6:30 pm tonight, Nov. 20, as part of the Art City Tour. For more information, visit the gallery’s Facebook page or website. For Art City Tour details, visit the GAM Cultural website.last_img read more

Rights group slams Malaysia for prosecuting transgenders

first_img How men can have a healthy 2019 “The raid is the latest incident in a pattern of arbitrary arrests and harassment of transgender women in Malaysia,” it said.Human Rights Watch has called Muslim-majority Malaysia one of the world’s worst countries for transgender people as they face constant harassment, sexual abuse and arrest by Islamic authorities.Since the 1980s, every state has passed Shariah criminal enactments that institutionalize discrimination against transgender people. All 13 Malaysian states prohibit Muslim men from “dressing as women,” while three states also criminalize “women posing as men,” it said.Malaysian transgender rights activist Thilaga Sulathireh said one of the nine transgender women was celebrating her birthday with family and friends in a private party at a hotel when they were detained. She said the two were sentenced to jail because they had been arrested several times previously for cross-dressing.“Laws against cross-dressing not only deny transgender women in Malaysia their fundamental rights but also contribute to a hostile environment,” said Thilaga, who is with the Justice for Sisters group.Last November, three Muslim transgenders won a landmark ruling in a civil court against Shariah law banning them from cross-dressing. The Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Shariah law in southern Negeri Sembilan state was discriminatory as it failed to recognize men diagnosed with gender identity issues and deprived transgenders of the right to live with dignity. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The state’s Islamic Religious Department has appealed the ruling to the top Federal Court, with a hearing due in August.Figures for how many people have been arrested and sentenced under the law are not known, but Human Rights Watch last year said it interviewed transgender women who said they had been jailed from four months to three years. Several of them were placed in male wards, where they face sexual assault from both guards and other prisoners, it said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Monday criticized a Malaysian Islamic court for fining nine Muslim transgender women for cross-dressing and jailing two of them for a month.Religious authorities in northeastern Kelantan state arrested the group in a raid on June 16 and they pleaded guilty the next day, the New York-based watchdog said in a statement. Their lawyer has filed an appeal and the two sentenced to jail were released on bail pending the outcome, it said. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Sponsored Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Parents, stop beating yourself uplast_img read more

THAI congratulates Jetski World Champion

first_imgTHAI congratulates Jetski World ChampionTHAI congratulates Jetski World ChampionMrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo (fourth from left), Acting President, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), congratulated Mr. Tanapat Thipprapai (third from left), a Thai athlete from B-Links Jetski Racing Team, who won the title of jetski world champion under the slalom category at the World Finals 2017 in the United States of America. Mr. Chawan Svasti-xuto (second from left), and Mr. Kanathorn Raktham (first from left), B-Links Jetski Racing Team consultants, and Colonel Kasila Pathai (fifth from left), Manager of B-Links Jetski Racing Team, expressed their gratitude to THAI for its sponsorship. THAI, as the national carrier, sponsors various sports competitions that boost Thailand’s national identity and instigates a sense of national pride.Source = Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI)last_img read more

The 30Year FixedRate Mortgage Rises Above 4 Percent

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News, Origination June 11, 2015 567 Views In response to the positive Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employment data released on Monday, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose above 4 percent this week for the first time since November 2014. Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), revealed that the average fixed mortgage rates averaged 4.02 percent for the week ending June 11, 2015.”Mortgage rates rose above 4 percent for the first time since November 2014 as Treasury yields surged,” said Len Kiefer, deputy chief economist at Freddie Mac. “Markets are responding to strong employment data. In May, the U.S. economy added 280,000 jobs. Moreover, job openings surged to 5.4 million in April, up over 20 percent from a year ago.”Last week’s mortgage rates averaged 3.87 percent, while this week’s rates averaged 4.04 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week, according to Freddie Mac. At this time a year ago, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.20 percent.According to the survey, the 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.25 percent with an average 0.6 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.08 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.31 percent.As consumers rush to purchase homes as interest rates rise, mortgage applications also saw an increase this week. Yesterday, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) determined that mortgage applications increased by 8.4 percent for the week ending June 5, 2015 from one week earlier, according to data from their Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey.”Mortgage application volume rebounded strongly in the week following the Memorial Day holiday, indicating that the holiday had a larger impact on business activity than originally assumed,” said Mike Fratantoni, MBA’s chief economist. “Comparing volume over the past two weeks, purchase activity is up over 6 percent, while refinance activity is down 5 percent. Strong job gains in May and initial signs of wage growth are supporting the purchase market.”Zillow also reported yesterday that the 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow Mortgages is currently at an eight-month high of 3.96 percent, up eighteen points from this time last week.”Rates jumped sharply last week – first on the heels of news that the European Central Bank’s bond buying program may end sooner than expected, then an exceptionally strong U.S. jobs report,” said Erin Lantz, VP of mortgages at Zillow. “We expect less volatility in this data-light week.” Sharecenter_img The 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Rises Above 4 Percent 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Bureau of Labor Statistics Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey 2015-06-11 Staff Writerlast_img read more

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