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first_imgLook at Shaq’s last few tweets. Several minutes ago he tweeted out  “I didn’t hear dat yet” in response to this tweet , “is it true u a CLEVELAND CAVALIER.” A few minutes later someone sent Shaq the following tweet, “U CLEVELAND BOUND…shaq found out he was traded thru twitter! lmao….hahahaaaaaa” Shaq’s response? “I kno right.”Sure, this makes for a funny anecdote to add to Twitter’s growing lore, but let’s take a Shaq-sized (foot size=23) step back here.Do you really think the Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers did not discuss the finalizing of this trade—rumored for over a week—with O’Neal? After all, Cleveland is giving up two players, a second round draft choice and $500,000 in cash for a year’s worth O’Neal’s services (his contract is up after next season)—not to mention they’re paying his $21,000,000 annual salary. You really think Shaq wasn’t consulted on this deal?This brings to mind a prescient coverline I saw recently (via PC Mag’s digital edition): Will Celebrities Kill Twitter?It’s a question worth asking. While Twitter’s surge is no doubt more than in part due to celebrities embracing the social medium, they can also accelerate the rate of Twitter fatigue.I will say this. Shaq is one of the few Twitter celebrities I follow who consistently responds to his followers, and embraces the quasi-personal connection that makes Twitter cool.If celebrities do kill Twitter, Shaq won’t be the one holding the smoking gun.Check Ashton and Oprah for that. Shaquille O’Neal, the 7-foot-1, 325-pound, 37-year-old Phoenix Suns center, was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers late yesterday, uniting him with Lebron James, the NBA’s reigning MVP.O’Neal, one of the most followed celebrities on Twitter (current follower count: 1.4 million), responded via tweets early this morning that he was unaware of the trade, which promptly send Twitterville and those who monitor it into a (sorry) twizzy.Here’s a recap via TechCrunch:last_img read more

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Town Manager Jeff Hull announced at Monday night’s Selectmen’s Meeting that installation of the town’s first-ever pickleball courts, located at Palmer Park behind Town Hall, is now complete.“Two of the folks who were very prominent in pushing for [pickleball] were Tom Pazyra and Jim Buckley. In tribute to them, they are going to be having the inaugural pickleball match this Wednesday, September 26 at 3pm,” said Hull.According to Hull, both men approached the Recreation Department about offering instructional classes for pickleball six years ago.  Only two people wound up signing up for their class, so it was cancelled. Nevertheless, Pazyra and Buckley ended up giving private lessons to the couple who has signed up for the cancelled class.A core group of Wilmington pickleball enthusiasts soon developed and contacted Hull about the need for pickelball courts in town. Hull had the tennis courts behind the Wildwood and Woburn Street schools stripped for pickleball, but the courts were only available when school and afterschool programs were not in session. The Town Hall’s basketball court and Textron’s tennis courts also posed safety and logistical hazards for pickleballers.Last year, Wilmington resident Kathleen Shure contacted the Recreation Department and offered to serve as an instructor for beginner and immediate pickleball classes. Both classes were offered multiple times in 2017 and 2018 and were filled to capacity (12-14 players) with waiting lists.  Pickleball had arrived in Wilmington!“In addition to be outspoken for the need for this, Jim Buckley and Tom Pazyra have been involved in providing instruction, along with Kathleen Shure and Elliot Kanter,” noted Hull. “The Rec Department has been offering pickleball. It has become a very popular activity. I know there was some skepticism early on, but this is something other parts of the country have been doing for some time. We’re fortunate now to be able to provide that opportunity here in town.”“These Pickleball Courts were really a collective effort amongst many groups,” Hull pointed out. “Public Works did the field site prep. George Hooper and his electricians, along with RMLD, were involved with the lighting. We brought a contractor in to do all the paving, netting, striping and fencing. [Town Engineer Paul Alunni served as the project manager.] And now the courts are done and ready to go.”“This project is a great example of multiple departments working in concert to provide yet another opportunity for residents to stay active right here in Wilmington,” concluded Hull.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Pickleball Courts Open In WilmingtonIn “Videos”Wilmington To Build 3 Pickleball CourtsIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Senior Center, Palmer Park, WHS Gym Floor At September 9 MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more

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first_imgParliamentThe Jatiya Sangsad will go into its 18th session on 12 November after a 59-day recess, reports UNB.President M Abdul Hamid convened the session exercising his power bestowed upon him by article 72 (1) of the constitution, said a handout on Tuesday.It said the House will go into session at 4:00pm on the day.Prior to the start of the session, the business advisory committee of parliament will meet with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair to fix the duration and businesses of the coming session.Earlier, the 17th session of current Parliament was prorogued on 14 September last.last_img read more

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first_imgmap of khulnaSix workers fell sick inhaling ammonia gas at a seafood factory in Rupsa upazila of Khulna on Sunday evening.Deputy director of Khulna Fire Service and Civil Defence Abul Hossain said ammonia gas got leaked at Atlas Seafood Ltd around 7pm.The six workers fell sick as they inhaled leaked gas, he said, adding that they were taken to Khulna Medical College Hospital.On information, five firefighting units rushed in and brought the situation under control, Abul said.Residents of the locality also came out of their houses at that time.last_img read more

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first_imgStaff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez, US Air National Guard It’s been more than nine months since Harvey, and many Houstonians are still recovering from the storm.In the audio above, Houston Matters gets an update on how the recovery is going, who’s still suffering the most, and what assistance is still needed.We talk with Claudia Aguirre, president and CEO of BakerRipley, and Mary Vazquez, vice president of community outreach for United Way of Greater Houston. Both organizations are working closely with Houstonians in long-term recovery. Share 00:00 /08:38center_img Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

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first_imgAt a media event in the national capital, the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) Festival 2018 announced that META 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award will be conferred on Vijaya Mehta – veteran Indian film and theatre director, founder member of the theatre group ‘Rangayan’, and a leading figure in the experimental theatre of the 1960s. Jury for 13th edition of the awards was also announced which comprises of renowned theatre director and former Chairperson of the National School of Drama Amal Allana, popular film and theatre actor/director Lillete Dubey, theatre director and professor of theatre at the Punjab University, Neelam Man Singh Chowdhry, filmmaker, actor, theatre director and writer Rajat Kapoor, theatre, film and television writer-director, Ranjit Kapoor and Indian cultural impresario, photographer, writer, classical dancer and the director of Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Shobha Deepak Singh. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf The announcements come ahead of the week-long Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) and Festival to be held from April 13-18, at New Delhi’s Kamani Auditorium and Shri Ram Centre, where the ten-shortlisted plays will be performed for jury members as well as theatre lovers in the Capital. The most comprehensive awards for theatre in India, META will present awards in 13 competitive categories, in addition to the Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards will be presented at the Red-Carpet Awards Night to be held on April 19, to celebrate the best of Indian theatre from the past year. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOver 330 entries were received this year at META, which were viewed by an eminent selection committee, comprising of well-known theatre practitioners. This year’s final 10 nominations feature plays in Assamese, Bengali, English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam and Manipuri as well as a non-verbal movement theatre production.In previous years, the META Lifetime Achievement Award has been conferred on several stalwarts of Indian theatre, including Late Zohra Sehgal, the Late Badal Sarkar, and others. META also announced a series of masterclasses during the non-performing hours of the festival. The masterclasses, curated in partnership with the Drama School Mumbai (DSM), will feature META nominated stalwarts in conversation with theatre students, practitioners, and enthusiasts. The media launch of the META Festival also hosted a topical discussion – ‘Do Festivals and cultural platforms benefit the Arts and Theatre?’ that generated a dialogue on the proliferation of art and culture festivals in the country and how they were impacting the arts and cultural fraternity and stakeholders. Jay Shah, Head, Cultural Outreach, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, said, “META remains India’s most definitive platform to recognise theatrical talent. For more than a decade, it has brought together the very best of theatre productions from across the country. There is a multitude of talent in this art form which is the source code of all performing arts and the Mahindra Group is proud to present META each year as an inclusive, empowering, and prestigious canvas.”last_img read more

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first_imgGhacks Deals: Pay What You Want: CompTIA CSIS Prep Bundle by Martin Brinkmann on May 30, 2019 in Deals – No commentsPay What You Want bundles are quite popular on Ghacks Deals. You pay at least $1 to access a single course or beat the average price to gain access to all courses of the bundle.The average price of the four CompTIA exam prep courses is $10.18 at the time of writing. The bundle includes the following four courses:CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Exam Prep — Prep to Add This Foundational Certification to Your Resume as an IT ProCompTIA A+ 220-1002 Exam Prep — Get Savvy with the Essentials of Operating Systems, Security & More + Prep to Ace This Key ExamCompTIA Network+ N10-007 Exam Prep — Fast Track Your IT Career with a Beginner-Friendly Look at the Networking EssentialsCompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Exam Prep — Lead the Fight Against Hackers with 20 Hours of Training for Protecting Networks & Mitigating RisksAll courses can be accessed for life.Click here to open the Pay What You Want: CompTIA CSIS Prep Bundle on Ghacks DealsNot for you?If this particular offer is not for you, you may want to check out other CompTIA deals on Ghacks Deals.Fine print: make sure that you check out the specs and terms of the deal.Disclosure: The deal is provided by StackCommerce in partnership with Ghacks Technology News; you need a StackCommerce account to participate in giveaways or make purchases. Check out the privacy policy and Terms of Service here.Ghacks Technology News benefits from sales made on the Ghacks Deals website through a revenue share agreement. All revenue goes towards the running costs.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgAccording to a story by Windows Central, Microsoft is working on a Chromium based web browser. This will likely be a replacement to their current web browser on Windows 10, Microsoft Edge. Edge never took off the Edge Microsoft Edge was launched in 2015 built from scratch with EdgeHTML. Microsoft tried to get it into adoption by making Windows 10 update free for a limited time. However, the browser was not well received at the early stage itself due to a large number of issues. Since then it has not been very stable driving developers and users away from it. Due to this, Microsoft is reportedly abandoning Edge and the EdgeHTML framework for Chromium. Chromium is a rendering engine used in Google Chrome. The new browser’s name is codenamed Anaheim and will be replacing Edge as the default browser in Windows. It is not known if Edge will be renamed and if the UI will be different. But EdgeHTML will no longer be used in Windows 10’s default browser. Using the Chromium engine instead Using Chromium means that the websites on Windows 10 default browser will load as they do on Google Chrome. Default browser users will no longer have to face the loading and connectivity issues that plagued EdgeHTML based Microsoft Edge. For smartphones, nothing will change much as Edge on smartphones already use platform specific engines. Recently, 9to5Google reported that Microsoft engineers are committing code to the Chromium project. This would suggest that they are working on their own browser by using Chromium instead of EdgeHTML. The browser may likely be out next year. Public reactions A comment on hacker news reads: “You[web developers] don’t test your work in Edge and because you tell all your friends and family to use Chrome instead of Edge. So stop complaining about monoculture. Many of you helped create it.” Some sarcasm thrown in another comment: “I test my app in Edge, every time a new version is released. When it inevitably fails, I shake my head in disbelief that Microsoft still hasn’t paid a dev to spend a couple months fixing their IndexedDB implementation, which has been incomplete since the IE days. Can’t expect a small rag-tag group like Microsoft to compete with a rich corporate behemoth like Mozilla, I guess 🙂” Another comment says: “How can I test Edge when Microsoft don’t release it for Mac and Linux? A browser for a single OS? Talk about monoculture.” Another Tweet suggests that this move towards Chromium is about ElectronJS stronghold over app development and not about Microsoft wanting a Chrome like browser experience on its default browser: After years of Internet Explorer being ridiculed and Edge not being the success they hoped for, it would be nice to see the Windows default browser catching up with the likes of Chrome and Firefox. Read next Introducing Howler.js, a Javascript audio library with full cross-browser support Firefox Reality 1.0, a browser for mixed reality, is now available on Viveport, Oculus, and Daydream Microsoft becomes the world’s most valuable public company, moves ahead of Applelast_img read more

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first_imgClaudia Membreno Gómez, seen in this undated photo, was killed by armed men Nov. 13, 2013, in Honduras in front of her children. Family photo At Del Ray Pizzeria, a friendly upscale bistro where Gómez’s brother Elder Caballero and his wife, María, work in the kitchen, everyone was stunned and saddened. Owner Eric Reid organized a fundraising dinner Nov. 26 and put out jars with labels that described the slaying as “a death in our family.” Many customers learned the news through a local food blog, and the dinner to benefit the Gómez family was sold out.For some local residents, the killing opened a window onto a world they knew little about: a struggling Central American country where poverty, crime and natural disasters have driven thousands to the Washington area, and where corruption and military intervention have weakened a poor but once-stable democracy.Jeff and Samantha Wetzel, former Peace Corps volunteers in Honduras, were among those who came to pay their respects. They said they had experienced firsthand the increasing danger and instability in the family’s homeland, which accelerated in 2009 after the military overthrew an elected president.“The situation there was deteriorating so badly that our program was suspended and we never finished our service,” said Jeff Wetzel, 29. “Something like this helps you understand why so many young people there want to immigrate to the U.S.”For Honduran emigrants in the area, the slaying was sad but not surprising. According to Gómez’s family, she had been receiving anonymous phone calls demanding money and threatening o harm her if she did not pay. They said that such extortion was now a common practice by violent gangs and that neighbors, drivers and small-business owners they know in Honduras received similar threats.Like many Central American families, the Gómez-Membreno-Caballero clan members live in two worlds, with daily cellphone contact, informal business ties and a shifting mix of relatives moving between Alexandria and Progreso Yoro, a city on the northern Honduran coast that has boomed with the influx of U.S. dollars.While Elder and María Caballero toiled in the pizza restaurant and sent home part of their wages, Claudia and Gustavo Gómez built a tidy business ferrying gifts by plane and by car to Honduras. They coordinated their trips so one parent could always be with the children. Claudia was an active Jehovah’s Witness in both places, and Gustavo often filled his cars with low-cost items from Goodwill to take home.“Everything she did was for her children and her church. I keep asking myself why God would take her from us,” said Gustavo, 29, a stocky, taciturn man, as he slumped in the tiny kitchen of Elder and María’s apartment one recent afternoon.Glumly, he scrolled through the images in his cellphone. There was one of them together, smiling and hugging on a beach. There was one his wife sent of herself, posing in a slinky dress to show him that she was losing weight. Finally, there was one from her funeral two weeks ago, with people holding umbrellas on a dark, drizzling day.“See all the people who came, even in the rain?” he asked with a faint smile. Then his face crumpled and he covered it with his hands, sobbing. “I cannot accept that this happened,” he mumbled. “I will never get over it.” Del Ray Pizzeria owner Eric Reid, left, organized a fundraising dinner Nov. 26, 2013, at his restaurant to benefit the family of Claudia Membreno Gómez, who was killed Nov. 13 in Honduras in front of her children. Photo for The Washington Post photo by Jared Soares According to analysts, the explosion of violent crime in Honduras was linked to its emergence as a transit hub for the drug trade and exacerbated by the 2009 coup. William Leogrande, a Latin America expert at American University, said the coup “weakened the rule of law” while gangs became better armed and more sophisticated. “The police lack training, and the gangs have just become too powerful for them,” he said.Gómez’s relatives said that they had long ago lost confidence in Honduran law enforcement and that she never reported the threatening calls. They said that police told them her death was under investigation but that no one came back to inspect the house or interview neighbors.Well before her slaying, Claudia and Gustavo had been growing worried about their children, ages 4, 6, 11 and 14. All four are U.S. citizens, and Gustavo was fixing up an apartment for the whole family in Alexandria, painting it in the cream and brick tones Claudia had chosen and rushing to finish before she arrived.Instead, on Nov. 14, he ended up on a plane to Honduras, where his wife was dead and his children had just witnessed her slaying. He grabbed the two youngest, Luis and Emma, and flew with them back to the embrace of family and friends in a place far from the horror they had just endured.For now, the two older children are in Honduras with their grandparents while the younger ones are settling into new schools and starting to come out of their shells. Last week, Emma, 6, shyly recited her ABCs and crayoned pictures in Elder’s apartment. Luis, a rambunctious 4-year-old, clowned and twirled in circles, then stopped in front of a photo. It was a portrait of Claudia and her children, taken for a special occasion.“Luis. Mami,” he said, jabbing at his face and then his mother’s. He looked up, frowning, then jabbed again. “Luis. Mami.” Then the little boy jumped up and barreled across the room to his father, as fast as his legs would go.© 2013, The Washington Post From front to back, Luis Cabellero, 4, his cousin Krisly Cabellero, 8, Krisly’s mother María Aguirre, and his sister Emma Caballero, 6, are seen Dec. 3, 2013, at María Aguirre’s home in Alexandria, Virginia. Luis and Emma Cabellero saw their mother killed by armed men on Nov. 13 in Honduras. Washington Post photo by Matt McClain center_img WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Nov. 13, Claudia Membreno Gómez was cooking dinner for her four children at home in Honduras. She had just spoken with her husband, Gustavo, in Alexandria, Virginia, in the United States, who was planning to meet her at Reagan National Airport the next day. Suddenly, three armed men burst through her door, pinioned the children at gunpoint and shot their mother dead in the kitchen.The horrific slaying hardly made the news in Honduras, although local police officials confirmed the basic facts. With 7,100 killings last year alone, the Central American nation of 8 million has the highest per capita murder rate in the world: 82 per 100,000 people. Much of it has been fueled by criminal gangs that traffic in drugs, extortion and violent mayhem.But in Alexandria, where many of her relatives live, Gómez’s faraway death has touched hundreds of people from varied walks of life. Some knew her from the private package service she ran out of the family’s apartment. They often brought gifts for friends and loved ones back in Honduras, which she stuffed into suitcases and delivered via monthly round-trip flights.“This has ripped my heart out,” said Patricia Moore, a family friend and property manager who often visited the Gómez home. “I used to sit and watch Claudia pack Christmas presents for people to send back to their children or their parents. She and her family were loved by many, many people.” Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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first_imgAssociated PressVALLETTA, Malta (AP) – Terrorism, lawlessness, immigration and the European debt crisis were all discussed Friday at the first Mediterranean summit since the Arab Spring uprisings.On the sideline of the summit, French President Francois Hollande said it was up to Spain, not the European Union, to determine whether Spain requires financial assistance from Europe to solve its serious financial difficulties. Attending the Mediterranean summit from Africa were Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, Libyan Congress President Mohamed El-Magarief, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane, and Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Comments   Share   Men’s health affects baby’s health too Top Stories Sponsored Stories 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean The summit on the island of Malta was originally scheduled for 2011 but was postponed because of the dramatic political changes in North Africa. The 5+5 summit, which brings together five European nations and five North African states _ Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania, Algeria and Morocco _ comes to an end Saturday.Malta’s Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi opened the summit stressing the long-term interests of the democratization process in the Arab world.“There is much work to be done in laying the foundations for a new Mediterranean partnership,” Gonzi told journalists.Hollande, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Coelho met afterward to discuss the eurozone crisis. Asked whether the EU is prepared to help Spain, Hollande said it’s up to Spain to decide first what it needs to do.“(Spain must) submit a plan to help with conditions that must be cleared, or not do so if they do not need,” he said, emphasizing the importance of stabilization and growth within the EU.Hollande was expected to seek support for his call to the U.N. Security Council to endorse a West African-led military intervention in northern Mali, where al-Qaida-linked Islamists are in control. However, he did not raise the issue at a closing press conference. Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more

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first_img Sponsored Stories Top Stories Parents, stop beating yourself up WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from Ford Motor Co. seeking to recover about $450 million in interest on taxes the company overpaid the Internal Revenue Service.The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that upheld the IRS’ refusal to pay the interest.The case began when Ford made an $875 million payment in the 1990s after the IRS said the company had underpaid taxes by nearly $2 billion during the previous decade. Ford initially paid the money as a cash bond, but later asked the IRS to treat it as an advance tax payment. Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywallcenter_img The IRS ultimately determined that Ford’s deposit was an overpayment, but said interest started accruing only when it was converted to an advance tax payment. Ford disputed that decision.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The vital role family plays in society 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving soberlast_img read more

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first_imgSource = Quest Serviced Apartments Quest Serviced Apartments was among only six other finalists in the Successful Private Business of the Year (turnover more than $100 million) category at the BRW ANZ Private Business Awards 2011.The BRW ANZ Private Business Awards are one of the most recognised and respected awards in the Australian private sector that formally recognise the outstanding achievements of private businesses and acknowledge the valuable contribution they make to the Australian economy.Quest Serviced Apartments is Australia’s largest serviced apartment brand with more than 140 properties in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, catering primarily to the business traveller. Paul Constantinou, Chairman Quest Serviced Apartments said it was a privilege to be counted as one of just a handful of businesses which made the cut in these awards. Despite not taking out the award, he said the recognition was testament to the passion and dedication of the Quest team including its franchisees and employees at its properties and corporate office. “Being recognised as a finalist at these prestigious business awards is a great achievement and we thank our loyal clients and business guests for their ongoing support,” he said.“For many years, we’ve dedicated our business to providing superior accommodation in great locations for the business traveller. We look forward to continuing to support them and also growing our business into the future. The awards issue of the magazine will be on sale 25 August 2011 – cover price $7.95. Available at newsagencies.last_img read more

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first_img American consumers remain cautiously optimistic of housing as home prices rise, “”Fannie Mae””:http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/index.html reported Monday.[IMAGE]According to the GSE’s August 2012 National Housing Survey, consumers maintain a cautious but improving view of homeownership and the housing market. The average home price change expectation is 1.6 percent, mostly consistent with July’s results and down from a June high of 2.0 percent. Meanwhile, 11 percent of those surveyed say home prices will go down in the next year, holding steady at the lowest level since the survey began in 2010.Eighteen percent of respondents say it is a good time to sell, the highest level since the survey began. At the same time, the percentage of respondents who say it is a good time to buy remained steady at 73 percent. Approximately 40 percent of respondents said mortgage rates will go up in the next year, 4 percentage points higher than July.Consumers scaled back rental expectations a bit. [COLUMN_BREAK]Of those surveyed, 44 percent said they expect rental prices to increase in the next year, a drop of 3 percentage points, while 5 percent expect rental prices to fall. The average rental price change expectation fell 0.7 percent to 3.2 percent, the lowest level since January this year.While consumer sentiment demonstrated a slight shift toward buying over renting, stalling household financial expectations and falling economic confidence will likely temper the housing market recovery.””Consumer attitudes toward the housing market remain modestly positive, despite signs of increase concern over the direction of the economy,”” said “”Doug Duncan””:http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/about-us/company-overview/leadership/duncan.html, SVP and chief economist at Fannie Mae. “”Friday’s disappointing jobs report underpins the gradual nature of this year’s housing recovery and supports our view that the muted economic recovery is still subject to downside risk and that additional Fed easing will soon be forthcoming,”” he added.The number of respondents who believe the economy is headed in the wrong direction continued to tick up to 60 percent, the third straight rise to the highest reading since the start of the year.Thirty-three percent said the economy is on the right track, a slight drop from last month and 5 percentage points down from May’s peak.Those who expect their financial situation to get worse dipped to 13 percent, while those who expect no changes in their financial situation increased to 41 percent.Finally, the share of respondents who say their household income is significantly higher than it was a year ago remained level at 20 percent, while those who say it is significantly lower increased to 16 percent. in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing September 10, 2012 425 Views Slowing Confidence to Crimp Economy: Fannie Maecenter_img Agents & Brokers Fannie Mae Housing Affordability Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-09-10 Tory Barringer Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterFly into London and there is a blitz of enormous posters showing supposedly typical Brits, arms stretched open and saying welcome to London. Of course, there is a Beefeater, but another poster shows the UK astronaut, Tim Peake. Arriving at InterContinental Hong Kong and there is Concierge Louis Baleros, with his arms outstretched. Welcome to Hong Kong, and welcome to HICAP.HICAP you ask? This is the annual Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), now in its 17th year, and everyone at the 604-room InterContinental Hong Kong was ready for the big event from 18-20 October 2017. As happens every year, teams among the 700 staff start planning and practising months ahead for the period when nearly 900 hotel bosses, plus investors and consultants and suppliers, flood into town. Every year there are new enhancements: since the 2016 HICAP, the hotel has added a Rech by Alain Ducasse restaurant, a divine Scandinavian-look seafood restaurant cloned from the Paris original, which Ducasse now owns. As well as its all-wall windows looking over the harbour to Hong Kong Island, Rech is notable for its supply of Gillardeau and other oysters.Every year, too, Ida Wong, one-time manager of the hotel’s superb Club InterContinental – meeting point during HICAP – comes back to help the team there. Coincidentally, at one point when a considerable number of A-listers were in the lounge, the CNBC screens showed Keith Barr, CEO of InterContinental’s parent IHG, explaining how many additional hotels he had signed that day (including the first EVEN and the first Kimptons in Asia Pacific). You could hear a pin drop as all eyes turned to the screen to watch and listen – he was actually only in Hong Kong for 24 hours as he had to get back to the UK for a board meeting, but he still had time to sign hotels, work out in the hotel’s 24/7 Technogym, and host the annual IHG Business Partners dinner.Imaginatively, the menu at the IHG Business Partners dinner that evening did not start with the usual and, to me, increasingly unsatisfactory champagne, which so often gets so warm, so quickly. Instead, they offered big tumblers of gin and tonics with straws and plenty of ice. Equally creatively, the menu finished with ‘Mr Rech’, a concoction of hazelnut ice-cream and meringue, and a pouring sauce that everyone at our table used to individualise their dessert.HICAP was started by Jim Burba, Robert Hecker and Linda Stiles and although they have now sold it on to Northstar Media (ultimately owned by the Wasserstein family), they remain (thankfully) the public faces of this crucial event. As for the last two years, on the first morning of the conference-proper, I was asked to do a today-live kind of thing, to get delegates away from networking outside and into the room. Co-host this year was debonair Duncan Palmer, who literally that day opened the booking engine of The Murray, a Niccolo Hotel, Hong Kong’s latest luxury hotel which he opens at the end of the year.The main themes of HICAP this year were disruption, and the growing empathy between sections of the industry. Disruptors are here to stay and are not necessarily the opposition. Work with them rather than against them was a constant message. Web in Travel founder Siew Hoon Yeoh brilliantly moderated a series of startups, including WeWork’s Turochas Fuad, who urged hoteliers to reach out to startups (for this entrepreneur, who started and sold on both Travelmob and Spacemob, COMO are his favourite off-duty hotels); plus Adam Brownstein, Booking.com (‘there is a shortage of hotel rooms’, he says), and such local information sites as GetYourGuide, started as a students-for-students service; it has since received $90 million funding.Hyatt legend Larry Tchou received the ninth lifetime achievement award, presented by his mentee David Udell, now president Asia Pacific, Hyatt. Among the sessions, David Keen’s moderating of way-out creative thinkers of the calibre of Mark Hehir, from the Maldives’ The Small Maldives Island Company, and designer Bill Bensley, currently designing a jungle camp in Cambodia, was truly memorable. And then there was risk assessor Bob Broadfoot who said Asia now represents 33% of global GDP, and 39.4% of global exports, but 62.1% of its imports are regional. He also reminded everyone that a year ago he had confidently predicted a Clinton win.Of course there was outstanding hospitality during break-out times, and both evenings. InterContinental Hong Kong’s Nobu stand was the most popular at the IHG-hosted cocktail. Another evening buffet was hosted by Shangri-La’s new Kerry Hotel, and GM Nick Smith had thoughtfully brought along the hotel’s designer, the talented André Fu, until now possibly best known in town for the avocado palette he put into the Upper House. It has been revealed, by the way, that in 2018 and 2019 HICAP moves to The Kerry while the InterContinental undergoes a complete facelift, next year’s event taking place between 17-19 October 2018Mary Gostelow travels over 300 days a year, doing one-night stands in top hotels around the world. 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