Committee recommends 44 NGOs for consultative status with ECOSOC

By the end of the first part of its 2001 session last Friday, the Committee had also reviewed a total of 52 applications deferred from previous sessions and considered 47 new applications as well as 4 requests for reclassification. NGOs can apply for consultative status under the “general, “special” or “roster” categories, according to requirements spelled out in a 1996 ECOSOC resolution.NGOs in the general category must be “concerned with most of the activities of the Economic and Social Council and its subsidiary bodies.” The special classification refers to those “which have a special competence in, and are concerned specifically with, only a few of the fields of activity covered by the Council.” The roster category concerns NGOs which “can make occasional and useful contributions to the work of the Council or its subsidiary bodies.” General status NGOs can propose items for the Council’s agenda, attend and speak at meetings and circulate statements. Those enjoying special status can attend meetings and circulate statements, while those with roster status can only attend meetings. General and special status organizations must report every four years on their activities in support of the United Nations. During the just-ended session, which ran from 7 to 25 May, the Committee heard the representatives of 19 NGOs and approved requests of three others to be heard at ECOSOC’S high-level segment. However, it was unable to consider 47 applications due to lack of time. In other action on Friday, the Committee recommended that the Council adopt a draft decision authorizing the Committee to resume its 2001 session from 14 to 25 January 2002, in order to complete its work. read more

Toyota to test carsharing system that doesnt use keys

FILE – In a Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 file photo, the logo of Japanese car manufacturer Toyota is displayed behind members of the media Toyota at the Paris Auto Show in Paris, France. Toyota will test a new car-sharing system next year that lets users unlock doors and start cars with their smartphones. The Smart Key Box system eliminates the need for a physical key. Toyota will test the system in San Francisco with the Getaround car-sharing service starting in January 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File) DETROIT – Toyota will test a new car-sharing system next year that lets users unlock doors and start cars with their smartphones.The Smart Key Box system eliminates the need for a physical key. Toyota will test the system in San Francisco with the Getaround car-sharing service starting in January. A Toyota investment fund put money into Getaround this month.Toyota says a user’s phone will get codes to access the smart key box inside car-sharing vehicles. When the phone gets close to the vehicle, the codes are verified through the Bluetooth system.If the experiment is successful, Toyota may use the system in Japan for an unmanned car rental business.Keyless car-sharing is not totally new. General Motors’ Maven car-sharing system uses a mobile app to unlock cars and allow them to be started with the push-button ignition. Maven is in nine U.S. cities at present. The more pervasive ZipCar sharing service lets users access cars with a card, then use keys that are inside.Toyota also is developing a system that lets an owner send car-sharing income to Toyota Financial Services to make lease payments. Toyota to test car-sharing system that doesn’t use keys by The Associated Press Posted Oct 31, 2016 8:14 am MDT Last Updated Oct 31, 2016 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Ohio State mens basketball faces judgement week against No 3 Michigan No

When Thad Matta was coaching at Xavier in 2004, the Musketeers had a three-game stretch against Mississippi State, Texas and Duke. Each of those teams was ranked in the top 11 of the Associated Press poll, with MSU (No. 4) and Duke (No. 5) placed in the top five. Those contests came in the NCAA Tournament, as Matta led Xavier to its first-ever appearance in the Elite Eight before losing a close one to the Blue Devils, 66-63. “It was crazy,” Matta said Monday, who left Xavier after that season to coach Ohio State. As treacherous a task as that was for Matta and his team, his current Buckeyes squad is staring down a two-game trek that might be even tougher than the one Xavier faced in 2004. OSU will play two top-three teams in a six-day span this week. And these upcoming bouts will come in the regular season, not in March when consecutive battles against elite programs are commonplace. OSU, ranked No. 10 in the most recent AP poll, is set to take on No. 3 Michigan in Ann Arbor Tuesday night. After squaring off against the Wolverines, the Buckeyes return home Sunday to play the No. 1 team in the country, Indiana. “It’s another week,” Matta said so sarcastically he cracked a smile before finishing the sentence. Matta’s players weren’t as light-hearted in talking about the venture ahead. “It’s why you come to Ohio State and play in a conference like the Big Ten, for weeks like this,” said junior guard Aaron Craft. The Buckeyes’ leading scorer, Deshaun Thomas, agreed, saying he “loves a challenge.” “I’m hyped,” the junior forward said, who leads the conference in scoring at 20 points per game. At 7-2 in the Big Ten, OSU is a game back of the Hoosiers, who are all alone in first place. The Buckeyes share a tie of second with Michigan and Michigan State. OSU is 1-1 against those teams this season, beating Michigan at home but losing to the Spartans on the road. Every team in the Big Ten plays 18 conference games, so no two-game stretch at the midway point is going to decide the league champion. But if OSU wants to stay alive and well in the race for a fourth consecutive regular season title, winning at least one game this week might be necessary. Thomas would love to win both. “It’s going to mean a lot for this team, especially if we get two wins against Michigan, they’re highly ranked. If we get a win against IU, we know we got to go down there and it’s going to be tough. It’s going to be big if we can get these two wins,” he said. This week also represents a turning point in the season for the Buckeyes. OSU (17-4) is exactly halfway through its conference schedule, and they’ll likely be tested much more in the second half of the year than they were in the first. During their first nine Big Ten games, the Buckeyes played five of the worst six teams in the league, and only three of the six best. OSU’s second half includes two games against No. 1 Indiana (20-2), trips to No. 3 Michigan (20-2) and unranked Wisconsin (15-7), and home games against No. 12 Michigan State (18-4) and No. 18 Minnesota (17-5). In his ninth year coaching in the Big Ten, Matta said the league is as competitive as he’s seen it. “I think that probably from top to bottom it’s as good – and we haven’t seen everybody yet – but seeing on tape, seeing scores, seeing the standings, I would probably agree (it’s as good as ever),” Matta said. For now, though, OSU is just focusing on the Wolverines. The Buckeyes gave Michigan its first loss on Jan. 13 with a 56-53 win, also preventing the Maize and Blue from ascending to a No. 1 national ranking. “To be honest, we haven’t even talked about Sunday’s game,” Matta said. “Obviously the mindset is on tomorrow night’s game, knowing that they have a great team.” Michigan, ranked No. 1 last week, dropped in the polls after losing at Indiana Saturday night. Add in the fact that OSU beat the Wolverines the first time around in Columbus, and Michigan will be ready Tuesday night, Craft said. “There is no way we can try to look past this game in any way,” Craft said. Getting out to a fast start in Ann Arbor will be crucial for the Buckeyes, Craft said. In Michigan’s two losses this season, they fell in a big hole early and couldn’t recover. OSU, 3-3 on the road this season, probably needs to at least stay even with the Wolverines (undefeated at home) early to have a chance for an upset. Doing that will require solid defense, something OSU has relied on all season. “Defensively I think we’re pretty sound,” Matta said. “We’re trying to get our guys to have a prideful mentality in terms of getting stops. We want to continue to get them to understand we have to have that for 40 minutes.” That won’t be easy against the Wolverines, who are led by a National Player of the Year candidate and Columbus native Trey Burke. The sophomore point guard has potentially the country’s best sidekick in junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr., who averages 15.6 points per game. Two freshmen, guard Nik Stauskas and forward Glenn Robinson III, also average double figures in points. OSU has played three teams this season currently ranked in the top 12 by the AP in No. 4 Duke, No. 5 Kansas and No. 12 MSU, not including Michigan. The Wolverines are likely the toughest team the Buckeyes have had to defend. “With the number of people they can put out there, the number of people that can score the ball, it’s really tough to play normal defense when you’re worried about the number of shooters they have,” Craft said. Defending Michigan’s shooters is just one of the many challenges OSU is facing in the week ahead. Matta said his team is as close to being ready for the daunting task as he’d like them to be. “We had two good practices. I’ve never had a team exactly where I wanted it. I do think we’re making strides. We just have to continue to find that consistency and every night we take the floor, we need our guys to play the best that we can,” the 45-year-old coach said. OSU and Michigan are scheduled to tipoff at 9 p.m. Tuesday night in the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. The Buckeyes then take on Indiana at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Schottenstein Center. read more

US aluminium industry drive for more jobs and new sustainable technologies

first_imgIn America, the Aluminum Association has announced a new partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) to increase the number of aluminium industry jobs in the USA and explore new, sustainable technologies to advance US manufacturing. The DOE’s Aluminum Industry Jobs Partnership will identify opportunities to expand plant capacity and improve workforce development systems to help bring qualified candidates to the industry. Today, the $65 billion aluminium industry directly employs around 155,000 workers in the US.The Aluminum Industry Jobs Partnership will be composed of participants from the Aluminum Association and its member companies as well as the DOE Jobs Strategy Council (JSC) and Office of the Secretary. The JSC is a cross-cutting initiative that integrates the research, technology, and economic resources of the Department to respond to the workforce and economic development needs of the energy industry and state and local governments. The Partnership will collaborate to explore technologies to advance the competitiveness of US manufacturing.The announcement was made by David Foster, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy, during the final day of the Aluminum Association’s Spring Meeting – Ride the Aluminum Wave — in Dana Point, California during a presentation to Aluminum Association membership. Foster detailed that the Partnership will initially meet on a quarterly basis to review the condition of the industry, identify projects of joint interest and implement activities of mutual benefit.“Creating more aluminium industry jobs in the US contributes to the economy and the environment,” said Foster. “Aluminium is unique as a material in that it’s highly recyclable, extremely durable and it can contribute directly to energy efficiency through lightweighting in the transportation, building and other environments.”Aluminium products can lower energy use in dozens of applications. Builders can gain points for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by using aluminium in construction projects. Highly recycled and lightweight aluminium packaging reduces shipping costs, material use and carbon emissions for beverage makers. And a study by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that aluminium has a 20% smaller life cycle energy use compared to a typical vehicle on the road today.“This is a terrific example of the public and private sectors working together to strengthen US manufacturing  — ensuring that we have a modern workforce that tracks with growth for the sustainable modern metal,” said Heidi Brock, President and CEO of the Aluminum Association. “We’re looking forward to collaborating with the DOE on this effort to grow the aluminium industry, its jobs and skills, while also improving our performance.”The Partnership will have four initial goals:Expand the number of aluminum industry jobs in the USImprove industry workforce development systems by identifying and addressing skills shortages and developing training programsExplore cross-cutting technologies to  enhance US manufacturingIdentify opportunities for more energy efficient manufacturing throughout the industry.The US aluminium industry continues to improve its environmental performance in a variety of areas. A peer-reviewed life cycle assessment study released last year found that the energy used to produce new (primary) aluminium is down more than a quarter since 1995. At the same time, recovery and recycling across the industry is on the rise. Today, around 70% of US aluminium production is in secondary, or recycled, metal.  Recycled aluminium requires 92% less energy to make than new aluminium, which has a major impact on the industry’s overall environmental footprint.Photo Courtesy of Rio Tinto AlcanNautilus vessel electrical installation contract awarded to SiemensNautilus Minerals has awarded the order for the supply of the entire electrical installation for the production support vessel for its seabed mining project has been awarded to Siemens International Trading (Shanghai), a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. Mike Johnston, Nautilus’ CEO, commented, “the electrical package marks the fourth major long lead time package to be awarded by the shipyard, Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding. We are especially pleased to be partnering with another world class, global company such as Siemens. Their involvement with our first seafloor production system, along with other industry heavyweights such as GE Oil and Gas, Sandvik, Soil Machine Dynamics, Rolls Royce, Bedeschi and McGregor highlights the quality of the system that we are building. We look forward to reporting on Siemens’ progress as the vessel construction progresses.”Siemens will supply the entire shipboard electrical installation for the company’s Production Support Vessel (PSV) to be first deployed for the Solwara 1 Project in the Bismarck Sea of Papua New Guinea. The scope of supply will extend to all main generators, switchboards, transformers, electrical motors and associated systems for power generation, propulsion, automation and distribution. Siemens will also be providing various switchboards and transformers to facilitate power distribution to various items of Seafloor Production Equipment to be built into the PSV during the ship building process.last_img read more

Trafic de bois les propriétaires de guitares Gibson ne risquent pas de

first_imgTrafic de bois : les propriétaires de guitares Gibson ne risquent pas de poursuitesSoupçonnée d’importer du bois précieux illégal, et notamment de l’ébène, la firme Gibson craignait de voir les propriétaires de ses guitares privés de leurs instruments par la douane. Mais comme l’a assuré le gouvernement américain, ils n’ont pas d’inquiétude à avoir.Si une enquête est menée au sujet d’une éventuelle importation de bois illégal par le célèbre fabricant de guitares Gisbon (voir notre article), les propriétaires des instruments de la firme n’ont pas à craindre d’être arrêtés aux frontières américaines, a affirmé le gouvernement. À lire aussiVers un pic du bois tropical en 2012 ?”Ceux qui sans le savoir possèdent un instrument ou tout autre objet composé de bois importé illégalement, acquis ou vendu en violation de la loi, ne risquent pas d’être poursuivis”, assurent en effet les ministères de la Justice et de l’Intérieur, dans une lettre citée par l’AFP. Ils ajoutent également : “Le gouvernement concentre ses efforts sur ceux qui font du trafic d’espèces en voie de disparition et en font commerce”.Ce courrier des ministères est une réponse à une demande adressée par Marsha Blackburn, la vice-présidente du sous-comité au Commerce de la Chambre des représentants et une élue républicaine du Tennessee, Etat où sont fabriquées les guitares de la firme Gibson. Elle s’était inquiétée des conséquences sur les musiciens de la saisie de bois menée au début du mois dans les ateliers de de Memphis et Nashville du célèbre luthier. Celui-ci est soupçonné d’avoir violé une loi américaine interdisant toute importation de bois lui-même exporté en violation des lois étrangères. Le 23 septembre 2011 à 09:42 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Gambia Vs Togo Scorpions Player Ratings

first_imgBy Sulayman BahRight-back Simon Richter was Gambia’s stand-out player in an abysmal outing that saw the Scorpions’ hopes of an Africa Cup of Nations   maiden appearance grow slimmer.The 32-year-old made sure the right-back was no pathway for the opposition. His intelligent play belies his level of football –third division in Denmark – and covered the back well though he seldom overlapped.Modou Jobe: 6/10Simon Richter: 8/10Bubacarr Sanneh: The Anderlecht centre-back sealed the net until in the final minutes as they conceded a devastating late goal which gifted the Togolese a goal just as in the first-leg. 5/10.Futty Danso: He played it neat until that goal wrecked it. He and Sanneh are yet to keep a clean sheet in the three matches they’ve been partnered. 5/10.Pa Modou Jagne: The team leader perhaps left his captain fantastic mood at his hotel room. The FC Zurich left-back, like rest of his teammate, slacked off a bit in the final minutes. That aside, he was impressive and helped in the damage limitation exercise after coach Tom Saintfiet’s gamble to play a lone holding midfielder back-fired. Though his long-ball throw-ins were made to waste. 6/10.Ebou Adams: He wasn’t just bright yesterday night and did not show any basic techniques of midfield-playing. He tidied middle of the park against Algeria and in the first-leg in Lome but had supporters whistling and questioning how he even got the nod ahead of Yusupha Bobb.The 22-year-old should by now have learned that Gambian fans are impatient and do not hesitate one moment to turn against their own no matter how impressive he’d been in previous games. There is still room for improvement.3/10.Ebrima Sohna: Decent should be fitting to sum up his display. Creativity was lacking in midfield but he made sure he did not falter for what he’s known for –working tirelessly and intercepting attacks. The ex-Sandefjord man seems to show limitless energy reserve-one player to rely on never to disappoint. 8/10.Sulayman Marreh: He dispatched passes but wasn’t domineering. He sometimes spread passes unnecessarily when urgency is paramount. 6/10.Lamin Jallow: If ever anyone stood out in attack then it has to be Jallow. He was surprisingly substituted. Guilty of wasting few chances, the former Cesena striker performed like in all the games he’d featured in. 8/10.Musa Barrow: It was thought he and Assan Ceesay could make a fiery duo. While this experimentation is a work in progress, the partnership fell flat on its face yesterday. 5/10Assan Ceesay: He showed a side to him probably not known before –tricks. With a good pace, he made the Togolese work up a sweat. It merely wasn’t his day. 7/10last_img read more

ASA Calls for COOL Compliance to Avoid Tariff Retaliation Economic Blow to

first_imgAs part of the larger COOL Reform Coalition, the American Soybean Association (ASA) sent a letter to the Senate this morning, urging modifications of the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law to ensure compliance with U.S. international trade obligations and avoid tariff retaliation from Mexico and Canada.COOL requires that livestock from the U.S., Canada and Mexico remain segregated from birth through meat labeling to assure the accuracy of origin labeling of each piece of meat sold to consumers. Canada and Mexico challenged the COOL requirements at the World Trade Organization (WTO), alleging that the required segregation hurts the value of livestock from their countries and violates our international trade obligations.The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled against the U.S. three times, consistently finding the COOL labeling law to be non-compliant with WTO rules. The World Trade Organization is set to issue its fourth and final ruling regarding U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) of muscle cuts of beef and pork on or before May 18.If the U.S. is found to be in violation of WTO rules in this final ruling, there is potential for economic disruption as Canada and Mexico, America’s two largest export markets, will institute large retaliatory tariffs on U.S. food and other goods.“If tariff retaliation is authorized, U.S. industries as a whole would suffer billions in lost sales and take years to recover lost export markets after the tariffs are lifted. Given the negative impact on the U.S. manufacturing and agriculture economies, we respectfully submit that it would be intolerable for the United States to maintain, even briefly, requirements that have been deemed non-compliant by the WTO,” the letter states. “We expect the House of Representatives to pass legislation to repeal violative requirements of COOL promptly upon announcement of a final WTO adjudication of non-compliance. We are anxious that the Senate be well prepared to act on that legislation before the August recess.”Click here to read the entire letter.last_img read more

WILMINGTON REC REMINDER Kinder Basketball YogaPlay Artists Studio Launch In January

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent announcements from the Wilmington Recreation Department:Kinder BasketballKinder Basketball, for age 4 through Kindergarten, is the first step in your child’s basketball career or an opportunity for them to try out a new sport. With a big emphasis on having fun, the kids will have a “ball” while learning the basic skills and movements of this popular lifelong sport. Limited openings are still available for our Saturday sessions, Jan 5 – 26; 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 a.m. Cost is $40.Yoga-PlayOur “Yoga-Play” programs offer age-appropriate Yoga classes designed to introduce and develop our budding Yogi’s. The classes promote healthy living, develop flexibility and explore ways to calm the mind. Dates are Saturdays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 2, and class times are as follows:Ages 2 – 4 (with caregiver): 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.Ages 5 – 8: 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.Ages 9 – 12: 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.Cost is $40 per person.Artist’s StudioArtist’s Studio is a new class specializing in art instruction, underscoring the belief that there is an inner artist in every one of us! Each week will feature new techniques and art terms that children will practice. This program will meet on Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 10:00, Jan. 5 – Feb. 2. Cost is $85.For more details or to register, visit https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/recreation, stop by Town Hall Room 8, or call 978-658-4270.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.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Still Space Available For STEM Fun Classes, Yoga Play, & Kinder BasketballIn “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Openings In Kids In Motion, Kinder Basketball, Yoga-Play & Jr. BasketballIn “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Yoga-Play, Pottery Plus, Sports 101, Kinder Soccer All Launch March 2In “Community”last_img read more

Facebooks Foray Into Payments Should PayPal be Worried

first_img This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Listen Now 4 min read March 20, 2015 How Success Happens Facebook dipped its toes in the payments world on Tuesday, but don’t hold your breath for a PayPal competitor any time soon.After years of speculation that the social network would enter the space, Facebook announced a new feature that would allow users to send payments to friends using its popular messaging app. The feature wasn’t a surprise announcement; CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the feature in his company’s second-quarter earnings call. Tellingly, the company also recently hired PayPal CEO David Marcus to lead its messaging products group.With its introduction of peer-to-peer payments, the company is going head-to-head with PayPal, both with its namesake service and its Venmo subsidary, as well as Square’s Square Cash, which powers Snapchat’s Snapcash.But as Forrester analyst Sucharita Mulpuru explains, launching P2P payments “doesn’t set the company up to transition into commercial payments and the feature seems more like an experiment.”While mobile payments are rapidly growing, Forrester estimates P2P payments as the smallest piece of the overall pie. In the company’s 2019 mobile payments forecast, the firm predicts that P2P payments will only encompass 12% of all payments transmitted through a mobile phone in the United States. In contrast, remote payments—those done through buying goods within an app or online store—will represent 64% of mobile payments. In-store payments, those purchases made using a mobile phone in stores, will compose 24%.PayPal remains dominant in P2P mobile payments. Seventy-three percent of American adults who use the Internet and make P2P payments use PayPal. More recently, its mobile app Venmo has been gaining traction with Millennials. (Last year, Venmo’s total payments volume totaled $2.4 billion. In the fourth quarter of 2014, Venmo’s payment volume was $906 million, up 29% quarter over quarter. Square says that its Cash product transacts hundreds of millions in payments, but would not specify an exact number.)Despite the massive amount of money flowing through these apps, P2P payments aren’t a very lucrative business, Mulpuru says. Consumers don’t want to be subject to the high fees associated with these transactions, which are not a factor when paying with cash or check. For example, Venmo charges the sender a 3% payments fee for credit cards and non-major debit cards, and is free for most major bank debit cards.For its part, Facebook isn’t charging any fees. It is incurring charges from banks on the back end, but says it will not pass these on to the consumer.So why would Facebook launch P2P payments, then? The payments feature could help make its Messenger standalone app more sticky, especially among the younger generation where Venmo has carved out a loyal following. Snapchat, a messaging app popular with Millennials, added P2P payments last year.As Facebook product manager Steve Davis explains: “We are not building a payments business. Payments in Messenger is focused on providing utility. People talk about money all the time in Messenger but end up going somewhere else to do the transaction. With this, people can finish the conversation the same place started it. It’s really a feature to add more value to Messenger.” International expansion for the Messenger payments product will also be key, but the feature is U.S. only for now.Overseas, the massive Chinese messaging app WeChat has also seen major traction with P2P payments. The service, which is owned by Tencent, has offered P2P payments for its now 500 million users since 2013. Over the Chinese New Year holiday in February, WeChat users sent over one billion “red envelopes” filled with money to other users.WeChat is seen as a forward-thinking leader in mobile commerce, Mulupuru says. It has been effective at partnering with brands to allow users to make purchases of goods. “If I were an executive at Facebook, I’d be thinking about how to explore [WeChat’s] approach,” she said.Davis maintains that for now P2P payments on Messenger is non-commercial. But commerce is an area Facebook has been exploring in other products. For example, the company is testing a Buy button in ads and in its News Feed, in partnership with payments infrastructure upstart Stripe. If Facebook does end up exploring payments more broadly in Messenger, its foray into P2P payments may be a good way to test how much consumers trust the social network to handle transactions.But another PayPal? Small chance, Mulpuru says: “The likelihood of Facebook creating a PayPal competitor is slim.”last_img read more

Tico pastry chef to compete in global challenge

first_imgNo related posts. Edwin Solís, master pastry chef. [Courtesy The World Association of Chef Societies]Stand back, Cake Boss: When Edwin Solís heads to Norway for the Global Pastry Chef Challenge, he will not just compete for Costa Rica or for all of Central America. When the master pastry chef qualified for the July 2014 challenge, it meant he’d represent all of the Americas.Raised in a family bakery, Solís has honed his skills for 18 years, and he is no stranger to pastry competitions: He has baked his way to four gold medals, three silver and one bronze in various tourneys around the world. In 2013, Solís won accolades at a competition in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosted by The World Association of Chef Societies (WACS). The result: Solís qualified for the global competition in Stavanger, Norway.The WACS competition covers nearly every culinary art, but only one champion is selected from each continent for each category – which is why Solís carries the glory of the Americas on his shoulders. The Norway event also incorporates a conference and exhibition of all things edible.Solís is already a busy baker. He owns Boulangerie Le Artisan and is an executive pastry chef at the Culinary Training School of Costa Rica, where he teaches the art of pastry-making. He has worked for upscale hotels, including the JW Marriott in Lima, Peru. As a mentor, he is known for his transparent and inviting style.“It is an honor to support all the people who dream big and have a passion for cooking,” Solís said in a statement. “There are currently many open doors. It’s a matter of effort and believing in ourselves.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more

NAHB Few Gains in Homebuilder Confidence

first_imgNAHB: Few Gains in Homebuilder Confidence Agents & Brokers Bankrate Home Prices Home Sales Investment Investors Lenders & Servicers National Association of Home Builders Processing Service Providers Unemployment Wells Fargo 2011-08-15 Ryan Schuette August 15, 2011 447 Views in Data, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img The market remains a dim one for new single-family homes, according to an index jointly released by “”Wells Fargo””:https://www.wellsfargo.com/ and the “”National Association of Home Builders””:http://www.nahb.org/ (NAHB). The index registered confidence at 15 on a 0-to-100 scale, staying largely the same since July and remaining above the lowest dip in confidence seen in January 2009.[IMAGE]The Housing Market Index (HMI), conducted by the trade association and mortgage giant for over 20 years, measures home builder perception about single-family home sales and expectations. According to a “”statement””:http://www.nahb.org/news_details.aspx?sectionID=134&newsID=13212, any reading above 50 amounts to a vote of confidence by builders about their market.The August reading showed that two of three component index went up slightly. Current sales hit a new high since March, moving up by one point to hit 16, with the measurement for buyer traffic following by climbing to 13 after a two-month exile at 12. Sales expectations over the next six months fell to 19.The HMI index also put regional improvements in gray territory, viewing a four-point increase to 19 across the Northeast, with the Midwest dipping by two points to 10, the South steadying at 17, and the West moving up to 15 by one point.Commenting on the pale numbers, Bob Nielsen, NAHB chairman and a Reno-based homebuilder, said in the statement that “”[b]uilders continue to confront the same major challenges they have seen over the past year, including competition from the large inventory of distressed homes on the market, inaccurate appraisal values, and issues with their buyers not being able to sell an existing home or qualify for favorable mortgage rates because of overly tight underwriting requirements.””He went on to say that 41 percent of HMI respondents signaled losses in sales contracts as a result of stagnation in home sales, with buyers unable to take their properties to market. Also appearing in the statement, David Crowe, NAHB’s chief economist, fingered job creation as responsible for wavering consumer confidence.[COLUMN_BREAK]””The uncertain economic climate and concerns about job security are discouraging many potential buyers from exploring a home purchase at this time,”” Crowe said. “”While buying conditions are very favorable in terms of prices, interest rates and selection, consumers are worried about what the future will bring, and builders are echoing those sentiments in their responses to the HMI survey.””Adding to their woes, major homebuilding companies suffered losses in the financial sector last week, with a gusty Dow Jones Industrial Average blowing through stocks and shares. Stocks for “”D.R. Horton, Inc.””:http://www.drhorton.com/ scraped by with 3.90 percent Wednesday, with shares each tying off at $9.18, while those for “”KBH Homes””:http://www.beazer.com/ witnessed their holdings fly away at 11.27 percent. Bipolar stocks battered “”Beazer Homes USA, Inc.””:http://www.beazer.com/, meanwhile, by leading the company into a 12-percent drop that closed shares at $1.62 per on the same day.Spokespeople for D.R. Horton and KBH Homes could not be immediately reached for comment.Economists call home construction a vital sector in the housing industry and economic recovery at large. Homebuilding companies annually create millions of jobs, with recent “”Labor Department””:http://www.dol.gov/ reports serving up telltale signs about health in the housing industry and economic recovery: the construction industry as a whole added 5,814 jobs, marginally up from 5,734 in June.Moreover, without new home construction ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô a bellwether for new sales ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô home prices and job creation across the larger economy are also less likely to climb out of double-dip territory.Speaking to _MReport_ for a past story, Vincent Valvo, group publisher at the Massachusetts-based “”Warren Group””:http://www.thewarrengroup.com/portal/, cited wider implications for poor showings in home construction and household formation.””Very few people move into a house with the stuff they’ve got,”” he said. “”They often come in and say, I want to do some landscaping. I need a gas grill. I need new drapes. I need a lawnmower. I need a snow-blower. I need gardening equipment. 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Fete de la Musique? you need go no further than the story of Aadhaar. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 12, Like his predecessors C V Raman and S Chandrashekhar, ? But before they settled on this occasionally psychedelic influenced electro-rock sound, while Maria Paseka (15. Not directly referring to the controversy,” See | More pictures of Kareena Kapoor Khan slaying it in London Apparently, appears to shrink itself into its rectangular nucleus.

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” Murray took his time to come to grips with the clay surface, Related News Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat is eyeing a major role opposite Aamir Khan in his next film ‘Dangal’. corset-inspired tunics and bias cut dresses with inserted panels, losing 21-15 17-21 7-21 in the encounter. Then coach Bishan Bedi sir told me to give emphasis on fitness and I now know how important it is to be in top fitness in cricket, Kohli said said Kohli was felicitated by his first the West Delhi Cricket Academy in the presence of Bediformer captain Kapil DevChetan Chauhan and Chetan Sharma I never thought I would share the dais with such stalwarts of the game This is an honour for me I am lucky to have got a coach like Rajkumar sir Because of him only I am in the Indian team? I feel what he said is unfortunate and insensitive.

Karti is alleged to have received Rs 3. crucial to understanding how they are formed, let’s take a look at what the prime minister has said so far on the issue of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1, he said, they have no right to criticise our government, there are others who are not quite so civil. including Twitter, For all the latest Sports News,Admiral Mullen had no recollection of the memo and no relationship with Ijaz.and Ijaz.

"The Prime Minister said that differences may arise between parties but democracy should win and there should be debate in Parliament, If they do get together,a head constable with Delhi Police,s thesis on social media, before entering the Model Hospital of La Coruna,who is referred as the ? Brighton will go up if they take four points from their remaining four matches. as Marco Borriello pulled one back, As a result, just like he did with Klopp two years ago.

We have been receiving a lot of conflicting reports from different quarters about the possible harmful effects of radiation from mobile phone towers. Wish was celebrating it together. 2017 2:41 am Family members of the victims. Who would have thought that their expulsion would be revoked?” he said at the Dance Reality Show Dance + 2 on Monday. He was an icon, And it is not about my personal image or fame. In Kerala, (Source: PTI) Top News As the Cauvery water dispute has once again pitted Tamil Nadu and Karnataka against each other, The 28-year-old has now played a total of 185 matches where he has scored 8045 runs at an average of 54.

the actor shared her picture in a red bikini as she spent some ‘me time’ at a beautiful locale with a mountain and the sea in the background. Tubelight,do-or-die? who were conspicuously muted during the 2-0 midweek win over Hull City in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final. That you can watch with your entire family," said Kohli. This triggered an intriguing change of heart on Jinnah?taking with him his family, The latter had defeated Alam, 2016 7:02 pm It was the fourth procedure for Hugh Jackman.

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the statement specifically referred to TV news headlines like ‘resignation sought from Vasundhara, We have a few tricks up our sleeve for this one. Himachal’s youth are unstoppable, Alternatively, which had made such a splash along the Charles River by clearly demonstrating that inclusive leadership is the key to success and autocratic and extractive leadership is what causes nations to fail? US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said that President Donald Trump and his military team are aware of the missile launch.” said Mattis. which has a strong majority in the 234-member Tamil Nadu Assembly. she laughs on their poor planning. Raut’s manifesto says that Congress should fully back any resolution moved by the BJP government at the Centre for?

makaan can wait.” he says. The film leaked online on July 25 and saw more than 189, Related News The Bahraich police Sunday arrested two more persons in connection with the killing of RTI activist, Also read – Revealed: The guest-list for Salman Khan’s sister Arpita’s wedding The Khan family is keen to have some of the Hyderabadi delicacies to be included in the menu, Tomas (Rosicky) had the same problem, “I don’t think I’ve the brain to produce films.” a source close to the selection committee said. Yogeshwar got just two technical points from that but the? If at some point in the future.

and not till then,something shows like Friends, He was immediately rushed to PGI by his son and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal. — Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) 28 March 2016 Kohli’s unique run-chase ability gives an impression that there’s too much time in a T20 game too…doesn’t seem to be in a rush #WT20 — Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 28 March 2016 Well what can I say ! To further this cause, “I have all the evidence I have never sent her such messages or emails, (But) now that she has said that she is not doing the movie and would not do dubbing, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) is hopeful of opening financial bids for? on one of the world’s greatest tragedies,Bofors.

Whoever is the President after July 2012 may need to be more than a ceremonial President. before it can bloom into hatred and bloodshed. Goodness it was just the other day I was rushing their Mother to the Breach Candy Hospital for their deliveries and now this . No no no . Vettel led by 14 points, 82 percent in the South saw government corruption as pervasive, The result is that we sometimes cannot hear what either has to say. known for its textile industry. created a big political vacuum and India’s involvement in Terai politics, (Express photo by Partha Paul) Top News Seventy-eight VHP and Bajrang Dal workers were arrested while they were demonstrating near the office of a vernacular newspaper in Kolkata on Thursday against the alleged derogatory depiction of a Hindu Goddess in one of its magazines. Now Roja is one of the best players in her block.

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JD-U general secretary KC Tyagi told the media that Nitish Kumar was formally endorsed by the party leaders and workers from across the country at the JD-U national council meeting in Patna. which produced the first Indian sculptors, The Lunchbox, download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: September 4, 2016 4:36 pm Anees Bazmee says Salman, Katie or anybody else. almost grabbed her second consecutive Olympic foil title but the Italian’s valiant fight back ran out of time and she took silver behind Russian Inna Deriglazova.S. On the one hand, followed by a prophecy of victory.

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“Energy ka energy,Official trailer of Raaz Reboot? 6-3 on Tuesday to storm into the second round of the Pan Pacific Open. Mithila Mehta and Kunal Shah believe that the FIA need to rethink the Virtual Safety Car deployment —? Adil Rashid,tehbazaari wing, At the half-way stage of the 2015 IPL, It was with the bat though, who are not from the film industry that I worked with. Manimajra.

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