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  • Chinas Ministry of Commerce holds up MarriottStarwood merger

    first_img Posted by BETHESDA, Md. — The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) appears to be the final hurdle in the Marriott-Starwood merger transaction.Marriott International, Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. have announced that, at the request of MOFCOM, they’ll be extending phase three of the merger to allow MOFCOM more time to review the transaction. This additional review period could last up to 60 days.Marriott and Starwood continue to believe that their planned merger transaction poses no anti-competitive issues in China. Approval by China’s Ministry of Commerce is the only remaining merger clearance required before the transaction may close. The companies have received unconditional premerger clearances from regulatory authorities representing over 40 countries worldwide, including the United States, the European Union, Canada, Chile, Colombia, India, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey. Tags: Marriott Interntaional, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Tuesday, August 9, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Share Travelweek Group China’s Ministry of Commerce holds up Marriott-Starwood mergerlast_img read more

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  • Obama to pledge 3 billion for new UN climate change fund

    first_imgRelated posts:Big Oil’s heirs join call for action as climate summit opens China surpasses EU on per-capita pollution, pushes CO2 to record Hundreds of thousands rally worldwide over climate change After 11 days of talks, a climate agreement WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama will pledge $3 billion to a United Nations climate-change fund that’s intended to help poor nations boost renewable energy and counter the ill effects of global warming.The pledge would make the United States the largest donor to the newly established fund, which is a linchpin of efforts to secure an accord within the U.N. to combat global warming. With pledges in place from Germany and France, and one coming from Japan, the Green Climate Fund is nearing its goal of securing $10 billion in pledges.“This is a really important piece of building towards this international agreement,” said Peter Ogden, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and a former Obama administration climate official. “This will be a hugely important moment for the negotiations themselves.”The U.S. funding would need approval of Congress, which for the first time in Obama’s presidency will have both Houses run by the opposition Republican Party after victories in midterm elections last week.The $3 billion pledge “is an unfortunate decision to not listen to voters in this most recent election cycle,” said Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., a skeptic of climate change who is set to chair the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee next year. “In a new Congress, I will be working with my colleagues to reset the misguided priorities of Washington the past six years.” Obama’s climate change action plans will face stiff resistance from climate change deniers like U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., who is set to chair the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee next year, thanks to midterm voters. Mandel Ngan/AFPThe Obama administration is leading efforts among nearly 200 countries at the U.N. to secure a pact to reduce greenhouse gases that scientists blame for global warming. That effort, which has progressed slowly since 2009, got a significant boost this week after the U.S. and China, the two largest emitters of carbon dioxide, announced their targets for the negotiations.In Beijing, the U.S. pledged to cut its emissions by at least 26 percent by 2025 and China agreed for the first time to cap its overall emissions by about 2030, and said it will seek to get 20 percent of its energy from non-fossil-fuel resources. The climate funding has been a sticking point in the talks, which are set to wrap up in Paris next year.“It is in our national interest to helping vulnerable countries to build resilience to climate change,” the White House said Friday in a statement.The pledge was announced just before a Group of 20 summit, which caps a trip to Asia by Obama after his party’s losses in the midterm congressional elections. He is to arrive in Brisbane with policy victories from his stop in Beijing and on the heels of two days spent pressing the government of Myanmar to put its political and economic reform process back on track. “You’re always popular in someone else’s country,” Obama joked at a town hall in Yangon earlier Friday.Obama will include funding for part of the $3 billion in his next budget request, and will spread the funding out over a number of years, according to an administration official who spoke anonymously because budget figures haven’t been decided.Calls and emails to Republican Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who will have jurisdiction over budget requests, weren’t immediately returned.Under the so-called Green Climate Fund, established by the U.N., money will be used to lure private sector investment and help boost global markets in clean energy technologies, according to the Obama administration.That would create opportunities for entrepreneurs and certain manufacturers who are taking steps toward a low-carbon economy, including those in the U.S. such as General Electric Co., according to an administration fact sheet.Officials are scheduled to meet next month in Lima for two weeks of discussions to begin drafting the U.N. climate agreement.Climate funding is key to convincing less developed countries to come on board a global agreement, said Jessica Brown, the former lead negotiator for climate finance at the State Department.“The finance outcomes are so inextricably tied to the rest of the package that you can’t really seal the deal without them,” said Brown, now an analyst with the Climate Policy Initiative, a not-for-profit group that advises national governments. “The U.S. is taking this super-seriously.”Still, Friday’s pledge should be taken with “more than a grain of salt,” said Brown, who left the State Department in May. The funding will likely require both congressional approval and the support of future presidents, she said in a phone interview.The Green Climate Fund was set up to distribute a portion of $100 billion in annual climate aid that Obama and other western leaders pledged in 2009 would be provided to developing nations by 2020. The promise included aid, private financing and funding from the World Bank. It’s aimed at both helping poor countries lower their emissions and fight the effects of climate change.A pledging conference is scheduled Nov. 20 in Berlin to accelerate fundraising efforts.Many European nations have already announced donations. Germany has pledged 750 million euros ($930 million;), France has promised $1 billion, and Sweden has committed to 4 billion krona ($540 million). Pledges from South Korea, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Luxembourg amount to more than $400 million.Japan is making a pledge of about $1.5 billion, Kyodo News Agency reported.Ogden and other supporters of the funding say it’s the next step from a climate fund that was set up under the administration of Republican President George W. Bush. The U.S. is close to satisfying its $2 billion pledge to that Climate Investment Fund.“Hopefully it’s not DOA. This is something that’s in our interest,” said Jake Schmidt, director of the international program at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington.“The president is a player in the budget process as well,” Schmidt said, noting that Congress had approved funding for a predecessor fund every year. Republicans “can do a lot of things, but they can’t do everything.”Phil Mattingly contributed from Yangon, Myanmar.© 2014, Bloomberg News Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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  • Royal Caribbean International celebrates 50 years of its journey

    first_imgRoyal Caribbean International (RCI) represented exclusively by TIRUN Travel Marketing in India, is celebrating 50 years of cruising this year. Through the course of its five decades in the business, RCI has managed to take cruise experiences a notch above the rest, year on year. Amongst the largest in the world, the company has introduced cruise enthusiasts to new and varied forms of entertainment and activities onboard its 25 ship-strong fleet. It has pioneered change and innovation in the industry, with a constant focus on enhancing the way people experience cruises around the world.The company was officially launched in November 1970 with its first ship, the Song of Norway. It was the industry’s first ship built for warm-weather cruising, with a 1,004 passenger capacity. This was followed by the launch of the World’s first ‘Megaship’ – Sovereign of the Seas – in 1988. The now-retired ship boasted of features such as a five-deck Centrum, sweeping staircases, glass elevators, and marble fountains. Next came the Voyager of the Seas which was launched in 1999, the ship introduced both the first ice-skating rink at sea, as well as the first rock-climbing wall at sea. It is currently the lead ship of RCI’s Voyager-class.RCI launched its Freedom of the Seas in 2006. The ship brought the first boxing ring to sea, which was inaugurated by professional boxers Roberto Duran and Joe Fraser. It also featured the first surf-simulator at sea, known as the ‘FlowRider’. In 2009, the Oasis of the Seas was launched with 12,000+ plants called ‘Central Park’ home. It was also the first ship to feature seven distinct neighbourhoods and the first zip-line at sea.Introducing the world’s first smart-ship as part of its cruise line, RCI launched the Quantum of the Seas in 2014. The ship features the North Star which at 300 ft and with a 360-degree view is the highest viewing deck on any ship in the world. It also showcases the ‘RipCord’, ‘Bionic Bar’ and ‘Sea Plex’. These are a simulated sky-diving experience, a bar with a robotic bartender and the largest indoor active sporting venue at sea, respectively.In 2016, the Harmony of the Seas brought ‘The Ultimate Abyss’ – the tallest slide at sea, with a 10 story plunge at 150 ft above sea level. This was followed by two launches in 2018, including the Symphony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world and the Independence of the Seas with the first ‘Sky Pad’ – a bungee trampoline with VR. RCI then launched the Navigator of the Seas in 2019, with the longest waterslide at sea, called ‘The Blaster’.May 2019 marked a significant milestone in RCI’s journey, with the launch of the ‘Perfect Day at CocoCay’. This is the company’s private island in the Bahamas open to passengers on its cruises. It features the tallest waterslide in North America (Daredevil’s Peak) and the highest vantage point in the Caribbean (Up, Up and Away). It also houses the first overwater cabanas in the Bahamas (Coco Beach Club), the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean (Oasis Lagoon) and the largest wave pool in the Caribbean (Thrill Water Park).last_img read more

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  • Stewart Announces Departure From Delinquent Loan Servicing Operations

    first_img Delinquent Loan Servicing Operations real estate Stewart Information Services Corporation 2015-07-24 Seth Welborn July 24, 2015 462 Views Stewart Information Services Corporation’s net income nearly tripled year-over-year in the second quarter up to $17.1 million and $0.72 per diluted share from $6.3 million and $0.27 per diluted share, but rapidly declining volume in the default space has prompted the Houston, Texas-based real estate services provider to exit delinquent loan servicing operations, according to an announcement from Stewart.Stewart’s mortgage services segment generated $58 million in revenue during Q2, a 62 percent leap from the same quarter in 2014 when it generated $35.8 million in revenues. While acquisitions closed in Q3 and Q4 2014 resulted in favorable year-over-year revenues, rapidly falling demand for delinquent loan servicing and continued pricing pressures exiting, delinquent loan servicing-related contracts resulted in a quarter-over-quarter decline of 8.9 percent in Q2, according to Stewart.”Given the weak demand outlook for these services, our offerings no longer meet our scale and margin requirements,” said Matthew Morris, CEO of Stewart. “As a result, we have made the strategic decision to exit our delinquent loan servicing operations, and we anticipate taking a related charge in the third and fourth quarters totaling approximately $5.0 to $7.0 million. This decision will focus capital and resources on our business units that we believe have the strongest future for continued and stable growth including centralized title, loan origination and capital markets offerings.”Stewart’s pretax loss in the mortgage services segment increased from $2.3 million in Q2 2014 up to $3.3 million in Q2 2015 while pretax income held steady at $2.7 million year-over-year. Charges relating to severance costs totaled approximately $0.9 million for Q2 2015, according to Stewart.”While this decision was difficult, we are committed to improving our consolidated pretax margins, and this action will support that objective,” Morris said. “We are not exiting any business lines we recently acquired and we will retain our expertise in providing services to the delinquent loan market. Our remaining mortgage services operations constitute a core set of diversified offerings that satisfy the needs of lenders seeking to manage vendor risk in a heightened regulatory environment.”Stewart’s title segment performed well in the second quarter, generating pretax income of $72.8 million on revenues of $469 million, which calculates to a margin of 15.5 percent. In Q2 2014, Stewart’s title segment garnered pretax income of $45.6 million on revenues of $406 million for a margin of 11.2 percent. Sharecenter_img Stewart Announces Departure From Delinquent Loan Servicing Operations in Headlines, Newslast_img read more

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There seems to be unanimity on the importance of strengthening the government school system so that it can provide quality education As long as the main vehicle for imparting education to the poor the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is not upgradedthe RTE will remain a dreamelusive and distant M RatanNew Delhi Reserving 25 per cent of the seats in schools is not enough The government should make an effort to improve both the infrastructure of existing schools and the student-teacher ratio Laws may spread optimism among people but they need to be implemented properly Navreet Kaur Rana Gurgaon Some reservations APROPOS Pratap Bhanu Mehtas Classroom struggle (IEApril 18)our leaders are confused about the academicsocial and economic goals of education They have focused on reserving seats for various sections of society as this could be translated into votes The political leaderships concerns on the RTE seem to be limited to setting aside 25 per cent seats for the economically weaker sections One wishes to know whether the education provided in government institutions rural as well as urban is satisfactory Ved Guliani Hisar Courage of conviction IN Modi and responsibility (IEApril 17)the writer has succinctly dealt with the subject and showed how the authorities sideline the main issue in Gujarat The state needs integrity institutions and social healingit needs the authorities to take responsibility for crimes committed while they were in power Howevermuch before 2002there was the anti-Sikh violence of 1984 Even thenthe above principles were nowhere to be found Moral courage is needed to apply these doctrinesbut it is missing in our political scene Narinder Singh New Delhi Modi-fy BJP THIS refers to Gadkari on Modi: cannot discuss problemwill solve it (IEApril 19) Love him or hate himyou cannot ignore him If the BJP is to be rejuvenatedNarendra Modi should be party president and the BJPs prime ministerial candidate for 2014 MC Joshi Lucknow Losing streak THIS refers to Losing Delhi (IEApril 18) An anti-Congress fever has spread from Maharashtra to Delhi The CWG scam seems to be still fresh in the memory of Delhiites But BJP shouldnt be too smug about the 2014 electionselse it will have to be satisfied with the MCD only Deepak Chikramane Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 25 2017 5:55 pm Huma Qureshi and brother Saqib Saleem’s movie Dobaara is set to release on May 19 2017 Related News Huma Qureshi who has been applauded and appreciated for her performance in Viceroy’s House which premiered at several international film festivals recently is now looking forward to the release of her next film titled Dobaara The horror movie which happens to be a remake of the English film Oculus also stars Huma’s brother Saqib Saleem Earlier last year the actor had revealed on Twitter that the film would be released in September 2016 however that did not materialise Now its fresh date is May 19 this year Huma took to Twitter again to share the release date and said “So guys The date has been set #Dobaara releases May 19th @Saqibsaleem @THEOFFICIALB4U (sic)” So guys The date has been set #Dobaara releases May 19th @Saqibsaleem @THEOFFICIALB4U — Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) March 24 2017 In an interview to IANS Huma’s brother Saqib Saleem said “We both wanted the film to become better that was our endeavour and I think both of us gelled on the set I was surprised I had actually thought that we won’t gel at all But we bonded really well It was a very nice equation we shared I will be honest I thought we won’t gel on the set because we are two different kinds of people but I think we somehow managed” Also read |Huma Qureshi: Have put my heart and soul into Viceroy’s House Oculus which released in 2013 was a thriller mystery about the relationship of two adult siblings who lose their parents at a young age While the girl believes that the antique mirror is the reason behind the death of her family her brother is trying to rebuild their lives and the two of them together try to find the truth together in the film So how well did real life siblings Huma and Saqib work on this film and what was their work dynamics like We are yet to see that onscreen In the meanwhile Huma Qureshi is awaiting the release of her film Viceroy’s House starring Manish Dayal Gillian Anderson and Hugh Bonneville and directed by Gurinder Chadha For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsMullenkolly Wayanad – As you travel through Wayanad in Kerala you would wonder whether there is indeed a drought at all The region is all green and temperature is comparatively lower too But that is only until you reach Kolavally in Mullenkolly Gram Panchayat near the Karnataka border where villagers are reeling under a severe water crisis and the Kabani river their life-line is fast drying “There is no water Neither for us nor for our cattle Our cattle have nothing to eat just the mud” says Sarasu a resident of the Ambedkar colony about 30 km from Mullenkolly The residents here were primarily pepper and coffee farmers But with the crisis in the agriculture sector deepening most of them have taken to cattle rearing Now with the drought even that is under threat The Kabani river in Wayanad that has dried up The Kabani river originates in the Wayanad district and flows to the east through Karnataka The remote colony from where residents walk around three kilometres to catch a bus was fully dependent on the muddied almost stagnant untidy water in the river for nearly one-and-half months as the street-side taps that provide clean drinking water dried up The crisis came to light when a few officials from the Kerala Forest Research Institute visited the area and brought their plight to the authorities’ attention Now two tankers come to the area once in a week or two and the taps too have water intermittently To be sure the situation in Wayand is much better than regions like Marathwada in Maharashtra But what makes the drought here particularly scary is that the region has always been green and water has never been a problem This is the first time something like this is happening here The villagers are shocked to see the change They never expected their fields would ever dry up and develop cracks that their river which always flowed in abundance would ever be so thin Wayanad has always been a resource-rich area covered with forest and thousands of streams and springs The weather and the soil of the region were totally different from the rest of Kerala and conducive for cultivation of paddy and spices such as pepper While agriculture has been the mainstay of the indigenous tribes tourism has flourished in the recent years “It was climate that made Wayanad There was a time when it rained always But it is not so now” says Klapetta Narayanan a political thinker and poet who was born in the region and has seen the region deteriorating slowly The disaster has been in the making for the last many years say activists and experts TV Sajeev scientist Kerala Forest Research Institute terms the drought in Wayanad a man-made disaster and does not link it to the global warming According to PU Das district soil conservation officer it all started with the large-scale migration into the region from south Kerala towards the end of 1940s which resulted in a change in cropping pattern and encroachments into the forest The forest cover in the district has been fast depleting A study titled Geospatial assessment and monitoring of historical forest cover changes (1920–2012) in Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve that assessed forest depletion in seven protected areas Wayanad-I Wildlife Sanctuary experienced the most forest cover loss The study conducted by Forestry & Ecology Groupof theNational Remote Sensing CentrewithISRO and Department of Environmental Sciences of the Andhra University found that in 1920 the forest cover of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary was 3183 sq km In 1973 this had declined to 1726 sq km that is a decrease of 54 percent The villagers never thought their fields would ever dry up and develop cracks Leneesh K who works with Thanal an NGO engaged in the area of agriculture and sustainable living says the destruction of forest has in turn resulted in a decline in the canopy “So once the rain stops the top soil doesn’t have the ability to retain the moisture” he says According to Das earlier the rainfall in the region used to be 3000 mm Of this 60 percent or 96 tmc of water flowed out of the Kabani river The balance 40 percent used to get retained in water bodies and infiltrated in the soil But now it is estimated that 145 tmc of water flows out “That means 90 percent of the rain that we get flows out Only 10 percent gets absorbed in the soil” Das says What this also means is that soil erosion is at an alarming 20 tonnes per hectare per year The various factors that impact soil erosion is water run-off slope canopy coverage land use agriculture pattern soil texture and top soil depth The settlers who came from other regions changed the cropping pattern and methods of cultivation in the region There has been a major shift to cash crops and mono crops which are not suitable for the environmental and soil health of Wayanad From paddy that started in the 1950s to pepper and coffee towards the 80s and then to rubber and plantain towards 90s there has been major shift in the agriculture patterns “Other than paddy whatever else you plant in the field will have a negative impact on the ground water recharging With the cropping pattern change this recharging is not taking place now” says Leneesh Apart from this the boom in construction and tourism has given rise to large-scale quarrying in the area “Most of the quarries go deeper than the ground water level This results in flooding of the quarry where water from nearby springs get accumulated What this means is less water in the adjoining areas” says Sajeev of KFRI As election draws near there is a scramble to address the situation and find solutions But the ignorance of most of the political parties about the root cause of the crisis is palpable At a water conservation workshop conducted by the press club at Pulpally (Mullenkolly is about 4 km away from here) as expert Sajeev started his speech UDF MLA IC Balakrishnan who is a candidate from the Sulthan Bathery constituency this time too left the stage Probably he is tied up with election work But that he left the dais before the workshop began was ominous It is the political class who should be made aware of the situation because the solutions being suggested now are short sighted “The solutions that are being proposed now like constructing check dams etc will only deepen the crisis” Sajeev reminded at the workshop “Such short-term solutions will boomerang They are sure to backfire” he said “The root cause for the depletion in water resources is never addressed” concurs Leneesh (not at the workshop) Coffee plants dried and burnt in Wayanad As a first step according to Sajeev restrictions should be put in place on quarrying “It is ironical that whatever money being earmarked to address environmental damage is channelled into construction work like that of tanks or pipelines” he notes The reason according to him is that construction is a sector where corruption is standardised It is easy for the political class and construction lobby to engage each other Secondly the plantations of teak wood acacia etc should be turned into natural forest to increase the canopy CK Janu a tribal leader who has lead the Adivasi struggle for land and now an NDA candidate from the Sulthan Bathery constituency seeks a Wayanad package from the government for the farmers in the region She says the only way out is to reverse the cropping pattern and methods of cultivation to the traditional system “The Wayanad package should address the financial difficulties of the farmers who are still struggling to retain the traditional methods of cultivation” she says True The story of Cheruvayal Raman (fondly called Ramettan) who is engaged in cultivation for the last 56 years and incurs huge losses only to preserve the traditional seeds and methods of cultivation stands testimony to this As one speaks to experts one thing becomes clearer – it is the change in land use pattern that has resulted in the degeneration of the region Closely linked to this issue is the alienation of the Adivasi land their culture and their knowledge about the soil and climate of Wayanad It is high time various political parties who have for years conspired to keep the Adivasis out of the mainstream political discourse recognised their struggle for land self-rule and political representation That will be the first step towards Wayanad getting its abundance back Remember climate change has only begun to bite On Monday? the government 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