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The first Imagine Awards handed out in Ottawa

October 14, 2019 | lpjxbyhj | No Comments

first_imgAPTN National NewsTen recipients have been announced for the first annual Imagine a Canada awards.The ceremony today at Rideau Hall in Ottawa brought children and youth together from across the country.APTN’s Annette Francis reports.afrancis@aptn.calast_img

As the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) held a solemn memorial in tribute to two Jordanian peacekeepers killed last week by unidentified gunmen, the senior UN envoy to the country vowed to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice.First Lieutenant Ahmad Mohammad Beairat had just deployed to Haiti five days prior to being shot on 10 November, while Corporal Rami Wasef Almahameed had been serving since last May and was due to return to Jordan yesterday. He is survived by his wife and by his three-month old daughter who was born while he was in Haiti.“Let there be no doubt that in conjunction with the Haitian National Police we will spare no efforts to apprehend the perpetrators of this despicable crime and ensure that they are brought to justice,” said the senior UN envoy to the country, Edmond Mulet, at Thursday’s ceremony.Both soldiers “will be remembered by their comrades as highly dedicated and disciplined men, with a sense of duty and loyalty,” he said, praising the “courage and exemplary service rendered by the Jordanian Battalion and by all MINUSTAH military personnel, who brave constant danger day and night in their mission of protecting the citizens of Haiti and of restoring security to establish an environment in which humanitarian aid can be delivered, social services can be restored and infrastructures can be rebuilt.”With Haiti’s municipal and local elections slated to take place in less than three weeks, Mr. Mulet said the process is “central to the people’s aspiration for peace and reconciliation” and emphasized that achieve that is essential to progress.“We will not allow that this process be derailed and that their hope for a better future be destroyed,” he pledged. read more

I condemn the continuing launching of rockets from #Gaza. Enough #Palestinian and #Israeli lives have been lost, people injured, houses damaged and destroyed! It is time to de-escalate and return to the understandings of the past few months before it is too late. #UN— Nickolay E. MLADENOV (@nmladenov) May 5, 2019 The UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Nickolay Mladenov, issued a similar call for calm on Saturday and continues to work closely with Egypt and all concerned parties to restore calm.Against a backdrop of longstanding shortages of basic goods and services in Gaza linked to a more than decade-long air, sea and land blockade by Israel, Palestinian protests began over a year ago in the Strip. In an ongoing cycle of violence, close to 200 Palestinians have been killed, including more than 40 children, and over 1,300 have been injured. According to news reports, several women, children and men on both sides have been killed and injured as a result of the violence.Deploring the “risk of yet another dangerous escalation and further loss of life on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan,” on Sunday, the UN chief condemned “in the strongest terms the launching of rockets from Gaza into Israel, particularly the targeting of civilian population centres”. He urged all parties to “exercise maximum restraint, immediately de-escalate and return to the understandings of the past few months,” referring to a fragile Egypt-brokered and UN-backed ceasefire, which was recently agreed.  read more

first_imgWe’ve been doing a little bit of detective work around here to find out when Amazon’s Android Appstore would be launching, and it seems our prediction last week was right. Amazon is officially launching its Android Appstore this morning. The store will directly compete with Google’s Android Market.It all sounds like a dream for us Android owners: better prices, exclusive apps, higher quality apps, and so on. But, let’s not forget that this magical app store is not going to make everyone happy, especially AT&T Android users.According to PCMag, AT&T’s Android phones are the “most-locked down in the industry.” You can’t install third-party apps from outside the Android Market, which means you can’t install any apps from the Amazon Appstore.We found out last week that Rovio said it would release Angry Birds Rio on March 22 exclusively to the Amazon Appstore. The exclusive app is available for free today, but it won’t be available for those on AT&T right away.We checked on the Shazam app in Amazon’s Appstore, and found in the “Product Details” section under “Download restrictions,” there’s a part about AT&T saying that the company is working on enabling purchases from the Amazon Appstore in the near future.Amazon goes on to say that if you have an AT&T phone or tablet, you currently can’t install the Amazon Appstore or purchase apps from it. You can sign up at the AT&T website to be notified by AT&T when you will be able to install it on AT&T devices, though.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek police have arrested a 24-year-old man on charges of distributing child abuse material over the internet.Police managed to track the man down at his home located in central Macedonia thanks to a tip-off from the US Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).The NCMEC has been a big help to Greek authorities of late.On Tuesday the Centre assisted police in locating a 43-year-old in Athens, who has been allegedly distributing child abuse material online.last_img

first_imgPremière : des scientifiques parviennent à changer le parfum des fleursCalifornie, États-Unis – Une rose au parfum de fraise pour la Saint-Valentin ? On pourrait bien vous en offrir une d’ici quelques années, grâce à la découverte des gènes codant pour les essences chimiques qui donnent aux fleurs leur fameux parfum.Les chercheurs de l’Institut des aliments et des sciences agricoles de l’université de Floride sont parvenus à déceler les gènes responsables du parfum des fleurs. Cette découverte pourrait permettre de modifier l’arôme naturel des fleurs. Il serait alors possible de le prononcer davantage, de l’amoindrir ou de le remplacer par une multitude d’autres. “Pendant longtemps, les cultivateurs se sont focalisés sur l’aspect de la fleur, sa taille, sa couleur et combien de temps dure sa floraison, mais son parfum était ignoré”, a noté David Clark, professeur d’horticulture à l’université de Floride.En dix ans, ces chercheurs ont analysé les gènes de 8.000 pétunias. Ils ont notamment découvert que le gène du parfum de l’huile de rose était similaire à celui qui donne ce goût si particulier à la tomate. Ils ont ainsi été capables de créer des tomates plus savoureuses et envisagent de les commercialiser au même titre que les roses transformées.Le 14 février 2010 à 10:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Wind batters cherry crop in Washington

September 19, 2019 | lpjxbyhj | No Comments

first_imgYAKIMA — Wind is damaging Washington’s cherry crop, but how much is not yet known.“Some say significant, but we won’t know until it runs over the line,” said B.J. Thurlby, president of Northwest Cherry Growers in Yakima, referring to when wind-damaged fruit reaches packing lines.Before winds reaching 35 mph hit the area on Wednesday, up to 90 percent of cherries were being packed, which is an excellent rate, Thurlby told the Capital Press.That percentage will probably drop.Wind bangs cherries around, bruising them as they hit or rub branches, leaves and other cherries. The riper the fruit, the more susceptible to damage they are. Rainiers bruise more easily than dark cherries.A lighter crop helps in some areas because clusters aren’t so tight, putting cherries in constant contact with each other.Charles Lyall, a grower in Mattawa, east and a little north of Yakima, said he may lose 20 to 25 percent of his Rainier cherries to wind.“We’ve had a little wind all season, but it really dumped on us (Wednesday),” he said. “So on the edges (of orchards), we’re just walking away from it (not picking).”last_img read more

first_imgElections run on local county officials. The DHS is focusing its efforts on county officials to secure the vote in 2020. Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images As special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation on Russian hacking and collusion with the Trump campaign ends, the Department of Homeland Security is gearing up to prevent a repeat for the 2020 US presidential election. The federal agency, which formed the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency last November, said that it’s “doubling down” on its efforts, calling election security for 2020 a top priority. It hopes to do that by focusing on local election officials, Matt Masterson, a DHS senior adviser on election security, said in an interview with CNET. The emphasis on local represents a new tact as the DHS tries to shut down foreign interference in the US elections. While the agency worked with all 50 states during the 2018 midterm elections, security experts said the outreach needs to zoom in on a county level. There are about 8,800 county election officials across the US, and they are the people responsible for your voting machines, your polling place’s security and handling vote auditing. “It may actually be the most important part of the entire infrastructure, these local county officials,” said Jake Braun, executive director of the University of Chicago’s Cyber Policy Initiative and co-founder of the Defcon Voting Machine Hacking Village. Before the election in 2016, the DHS didn’t have an established network of election officials to work with on security issues. It wasn’t until hacking threats became a national concern during the last presidential election that the DHS ramped up its efforts. A real threatUS Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Mueller’s report stated that up to 26 Russian nationals were behind hacking efforts and disinformation campaigns during the 2016 presidential election. These cyberattacks included hacks against the Democratic National Committee and access to voter registration databases.  Since then, the DHS has provided state election officials with resources like penetration testing, weekly reports on vulnerabilities and sensors that could detect hacking attempts. Most of that outreach has been for high-level election officials in each state, but the DHS is now focusing on individual counties.”We’ve done a good job reaching them, but we have a lot of area for growth there,” Masterson said. To do that, the DHS hired election security experts like Noah Praetz, the former director of elections in Cook County, Illinois. He’s seen what county officials needed during the 2018 elections and has been addressing the DHS’s gap with local election security since February. Braun said Praetz has been traveling to meet with local election officials and addressing security concerns and explaining how the DHS can help. Social disinformation awarenessThe DHS is also hoping to train local election officials to help counter disinformation from social media. That was one of the agency’s biggest concerns on Election Day in 2018, that people would spread lies on Facebook and Twitter to dissuade people from voting. Masterson said the DHS is connecting social media companies with local election officials to help them identify disinformation online and prevent it from spreading. A Twitter spokesperson pointed at its efforts for the 2018 midterm elections, and said it will continue those efforts for the 2020 election. Facebook said it worked closely with the DHS in 2018 and intends to continue working with local election officials in 2020.The social media giant said it set up a way for local election officials to contact Facebook directly if they see disinformation spreading.”It really is about empowering the trusted messengers in that community to talk with the voters,” Masterson said. “The county officials are directly engaged in the process, which is really important.” Resources lackingDespite the hyperlocal outreach, both the DHS and local election officials are still challenged by a lack of resources. Masterson said the agency hopes to have 100 percent auditable systems by 2020, but a major roadblock is funding. In 2018, Congress set aside $380 million for election security funds, which Masterson said was an “important first step” but not nearly enough to upgrade voting systems across the US. “There’s so many systems that support elections that need investments and upgrades,” Masterson said. “Money remains a challenge, resources remain a challenge.”Lawmakers have proposed legislation that would direct $1.5 billion to county election officials to buy new voting technology. The For the People Act passed in the House but hasn’t come up for a vote in the Senate. “It’s great to do an assessment and know where your vulnerabilities are, it’s another to actually fix them,” Braun said. “Congress has to pass this bill or no one is actually going to be able to implement the mitigation program.” States also aren’t required to spend money on election security — as it’s currently a voluntary standard. Last June, a group of lawmakers introduced the Protecting American Votes and Elections Act, which would require paper ballots and audits on federal elections.”The cybersecurity experts are clear: the most secure and cost-effective method of voting is hand-marked paper ballots,” said Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon and one of the lawmakers behind the bill. “Anything else creates unnecessary risk while gouging taxpayers in order to enrich politically-connected voting machine manufacturers.” But until it’s mandatory, local counties aren’t working with much funding, and the federal agency wants to make sure that every cent is wisely spent.The DHS has been working to help county election officials, advising them last June on how to spend the $380 million election security funds.”We are so focused on doing anything we can to support that,” Masterson said. “It’s not just based on a ‘wouldn’t-it-be-nice,’ it’s informed by risks we’ve seen out in the field.” Politics Security Tags 0center_img Share your voice Post a commentlast_img read more

first_imgSchematic representation of a double spin domain system coupled to a single reservoir. Here we denote the first spin domain containing N1 spins as D1 where the spins are shown as red arrows, the second spin domain 2 with N2 spins is labelled as D2 with the spins represented by the blue arrows. In both domains, each spin couples with the bosonic reservoir (at temperature T ) with the coupling constant g. Credit: arXiv:1612.08963 [quant-ph] Citation: When collective spins in a double domain system relax towards a negative-temperature state (2018, February 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-domain-negative-temperature-state.html The concept of temperature has evolved over a very long period of time, from descriptions of simple sensations to theoretical states of physical systems. In their paper, the researchers with this new effort describe their investigation of relaxation in dual collective spins in a double domain system and some configurations that can result under certain extreme circumstances. Of particular interest are situations involving spin domains in antiparallel configurations, which, when unbalanced, can wind up relaxing toward a negative temperature state. At first glance, such an occurrence would seem impossible, because it suggests there is a circumstance in which some bit of material could be cooled below absolute zero, which, of course, goes against current understanding—but theory suggests it is possible.The idea of a negative temperature state is used by the researchers as an explanation of an occurrence in the real world—population inversion, in which atoms are pushed from a lower energy level to a higher energy level and are then allowed to fall back, resulting in light emission. This is how laser pointers work. When physicists discovered such a property was possible, they took another look at spin, which gives atoms their magnetic properties, and found that spin systems could be coaxed into behaving in more ways than was thought possible—some have even been found to become inverted, which could lead to a system that flows naturally upward in energy levels. In this new effort, the researchers report the possibility of pockets of atoms, two in this case, to have spins that share a reservoir, and which have a fixed temperature. When the two pockets are the same size, the math showed, half of the spins wind up in a higher state, and the other half in the lower state. But when the pockets are different sizes, the spins wind up flowing toward the higher state, making one pocket more inverted than the other, leading to the idea of negative temperatures. Explore further Researchers observe dynamical quantum phase transitions in an interacting many-body system This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: Yusuke Hama et al. Relaxation to Negative Temperatures in Double Domain Systems, Physical Review Letters (2018). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.060403 , On Arxiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/1612.08963ABSTRACTThe engineering of quantum systems and their environments has led to our ability now to design composite or complex systems with the properties one desires. In fact, this allows us to couple two or more distinct systems to the same environment where potentially unusual behavior and dynamics can be exhibited. In this Letter we investigate the relaxation of two giant spins or collective spin ensembles individually coupled to the same reservoir. We find that, depending on the configuration of the two individual spin ensembles, the steady state of the composite system does not necessarily reach the ground state of the individual systems, unlike what one would expect for independent environments. Further, when the size of one individual spin ensemble is much larger than the second, collective relaxation can drive the second system to an excited steady state even when it starts in the ground state; that is, the second spin ensemble relaxes towards a negative-temperature steady state. © 2018 Phys.org Journal information: Physical Review Letters A team of researchers from several institutions in Japan has described a physical system that can be described as existing above “absolute hot” and also below absolute zero. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the group outlines their ideas on collective spins in double domain systems and the interesting situations that can occur within them. , arXivlast_img read more

The cultural potpourri

August 31, 2019 | lpjxbyhj | No Comments

first_imgThe Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre will be presenting an interesting set of cultural programmes till March 22.ZESTBoxes, chairs, ladders, wheels … and birds by Naresh Kapuria. The three dimensional work depicts the journey of life towards materialistic and spiritual attainments. ‘Clouds in the art work symbolize the abode of materialistic or spiritual journey. The works portraying materialistic struggle are the ones with chairs where the journey is to attain power ‘The Chair’. The pieces portraying spiritual enlightenment are with ladders ‘Towards Moksha’. The birds in the paintings are the living beings. There is also use on cycle and kite in his works. The exhibition will be on from March 14 to 17. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’THE LOST EUROPEAN (Az elveszett európai) The lost european is a Documentary film, directed by József Sipos (2014),  it will be screened on March 19. Even after the 70th anniversary of the events, it is purposeful to keep the memory of the Holocaust and Raoul Wallenberg vivid. The film attempts to draw a coherent picture about the pre-war Raoul Wallenberg, who is still not a mythic hero but an orphaned child who is still a member of one of the wealthiest Swedish families, though never successful in the world of bourgeoisies. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIt  presents a valid picture about a man who got a job according to absolutely contingent causes with a Hungarian Jew and whose fate thus became inter-connected with the tragic fate of Eastern-European Jews.JAZZICAL TRIO The members of Norbert Kael’s Jazzical trio are internationally acclaimed musicians. Their main profile is creating a fusion of classical and jazz styles using a new approach, and creating a unique sound. They arrange popular classical pieces into jazz, keeping their original character and adding a new flavour to them. Blending two worlds into one striking and yet tasteful combination and will be performing from March 22 to 29last_img read more

first_img News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more April 26, 2016 — A new study from Elizabeth A. Rafferty, M.D., formerly of Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues evaluated the screening performance of digital mammography combined with tomosynthesis compared with digital mammography alone for women with varying levels of breast density. The study appears in the April 26 issue of JAMA.Breast density is associated with reduced mammographic sensitivity and specificity, and increased tumor size and worsened prognosis are associated with increased breast density. Currently, 24 states have laws mandating that women be notified of the implications of breast density, thereby encouraging discussions between patients and physicians regarding the need for supplemental screening. However, which, if any, additional testing should be recommended for women with dense breasts is not known.This study included data from screening performance metrics from 13 U.S. institutions, which were reported for 12 months using digital mammography alone and from the date of introduction of tomosynthesis. Subgroups included the four breast density categories used for clinical reporting. Overall and invasive cancer detection rates and recall rate with and without tomosynthesis were analyzed in patients with both nondense and dense breasts.Of 452,320 examinations, 278,906 were digital mammography alone and 173,414 digital mammography plus tomosynthesis; 2,157 cancers were diagnosed. The researchers found that the addition of tomosynthesis to digital mammography for screening was associated with a 50 percent increase in cancer detection rate and a 14 percent reduction in recall rate for women with both dense and nondense breast tissue.“These combined gains were largest for women with heterogeneously dense breasts, potentially addressing limitations in cancer detection seen with digital mammography alone in this group, but were not significant in women with extremely dense breasts,” the authors reported.They also noted that for women classified as having dense breast tissue, most have heterogeneously dense breasts, mandating caution in drawing conclusions regarding the performance of tomosynthesis for the small proportion of women with extremely dense breasts.For more information: www.jama.jamanetwork.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Breast Imaging | April 26, 2016 Tomosynthesis Plus Digital Mammography Improves Cancer Detection New study finds supplementing mammograms with tomosynthesis increases detection and lowers recall rates for women with both dense and non-dense breast tissue Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Related Contentlast_img read more

Arenal Volcano spews vapor and gas

August 19, 2019 | lpjxbyhj | No Comments

first_imgRising smoke from Arenal Volcano caught the attention of tourists and area residents this week, but while the volcano’s misty top might be nice to look at, experts assure that the famous colossus is not waking from its slumber.“Sometimes at Arenal water vapor and gas will combine to create these clouds,” Maria Martínez, a vulcanologist with the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) told The Tico Times. “When there are periods of heavy rain, large amounts of water will enter into parts of the volcano where there is a lot of heat and evaporate, but the clouds do not contain any magma.”In 1968 Arenal awoke from a 500-year slumber with a devastating eruption and became one of the most visibly active volcanoes in the world. The volcano’s explosions and lava flows were a premier tourist attraction in Costa Rica for more than 40 years until 2010, when the volcano suddenly stopped its dramatic displays. Though Arenal is still considered active, it has fallen into what scientists expect to be a long slumber. For five years OVSICORI has not registered any magmatic gasses or internal seismic activity.In 2013, the volcano showed vapor clouds for the first time since the lava stopped flowing. The smoke clouds set off rumors that the volcano would begin erupting again, exciting tourism operators that had relied on Arenal’s showmanship for decades. Despite optimism from many in the area, vulcanologists say there are no signs that the volcano will wake up anytime soon.Still, scientists have admitted that there’s no way to know for sure.“We don’t have any way to tell how long the volcano will be in this lower activity level,” Martínez said. “It could be days, decades or it could be centuries.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Turrialba Volcano steams Looking back: A microscopic wasp and other amazing Costa Rica wildlife stories Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson files human rights lawsuit against Costa Rica Turrialba Volcano again spews ash and vaporlast_img read more

first_img May 29, 2015 578 Views Homebuyers Opportunity Cost Report Realtor.com 2015-05-29 Staff Writer Share in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News, Originationcenter_img The financial costs of delaying or forgoing a home purchase in today’s unexpected market have become very high, according to the inaugural Opportunity Cost Report released by Realtor.com, a leading provider of online real estate services operated by News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc. With interest rates and home prices expected to rise within the next year, consumers could end costing themselves more by putting off buying a home.The report reviewed the 382 largest markets in the U.S. using data on current median existing home prices, rents, local mortgage rates, and estimates of property tax, and insurance rates. It also factored in maintenance costs, costs of selling, forecasts for mortgage rates, home prices, and rents over a 30-year time period.“Current market conditions give buyers the opportunity to build substantial wealth in the long-term, compared with renters and later buyers, in advance of the projected increase in mortgage rates and continuing price appreciation,” said Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for realtor.com.  “The problem is inventory is low, which has many would-be home buyers –especially first timers – standing on the sidelines and missing out on potentially material financial gains.”The estimated wealth an average buyer would accrue over a 30-year period totals $217,726, the report noted. The penalty of waiting one year to buy is $18,672, while the penalty of waiting three years to buy is $54,879. National data shows that homeowners see sizable financial benefits compared to lifetime renters, despite some markets being more buyer-friendly than others. The 30-Year financial benefit of owning ranges from more than $1 million in Santa Cruz, California to $200,000 nationally. In 88 percent of metro areas, buying a home produces a financial benefit of at least $100,000 over 30 years.With estimated 30-year financial gains above $500,000, and opportunity costs of waiting three years as high as $200,000, ten markets are much more appealing to owners, the Realtors report. California and other Western states metros are expensive markets with strong housing demand and limited supply. The long-term wealth potential and financial penalty for delaying homeownership in these areas are the highest nationwide. This is mostly due to price appreciation, escalating rents, and higher mortgage rates on the horizon.“This analysis looks solely at the financial reasons to buy a home, based on assumptions about rising mortgage rates and changes in home values,” Smoke said. “It’s important to remember that a home purchase decision is deeply personal. Potential buyers need to consider factors such as upcoming life events, job security, and potential relocation, in addition to financial benefits, because they too can have a significant impact on ownership.” Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost Consumers Thousandslast_img read more

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Cunard has announced its  flagship Queen Mary 2 will sail on two historic cruises from Sydney and Melbourne in 2017, giving Australians an opportunity to experience the legendary liner as she makes her maiden visits to Tasmania and South Australia’s Kangaroo Island.Releasing details of its latest world voyage program, Cunard revealed that Queen Victoria will also make history in 2017, claiming the title of the largest ship ever to sail on the Amazon River, with a five-night cruise on the famous waterway as part of her global circumnavigation.Cunard’s trio of Queens will all visit Australia during their 2017 world cruises, with Queen Mary 2 set to embark on two regional jaunts in Australian waters.Sailing on her first ever roundtrip cruise from Melbourne on February 18, 2017, Queen Mary 2 will make her inaugural call to Kangaroo Island on February 20 before returning to the Victorian capital. Fares for the four-day cruise start from $1169* per person double occupancy.The 151,400-tonne liner will also offer a special five-night roundtrip cruise from Sydney to Tasmania, departing February 25, 2017, and featuring her inaugural calls to Port Arthur on February 27 and Hobart on February 28, with fares from $1469* per person double occupancy.The two cruises are part of a 118-night world voyage which will include Queen Mary 2’s maiden call to Busselton in Western Australia on February 13, 2017, with guests able to explore the Margaret River wine region.As she sails the world’s oceans, calling at 38 ports in 22 countries, Queen Mary 2 will undertake a 14-night roundtrip cruise from Hong Kong visiting Taiwan, China, South Korea and Japan, as well as a seven-night roundtrip cruise from Shanghai visiting Korea and Japan.Meanwhile, Queen Victoria will make a splash in New Zealand during her 2017 world tour with a special voyage from Auckland to Wellington taking in Australia’s east coast and New Zealand’s South Island.Departing Auckland on March 6, 2017, the cruise will visit the Bay of Islands and overnight in Sydney before sailing to Melbourne. After crossing the Tasman, Queen Victoria will cruise the waters of Fiordland National Park then call at Dunedin and Akaroa before reaching Wellington. Fares on the 13-night cruise start from $3819* per person double occupancy.The New Zealand loop will be a feature of Queen Victoria’s 120-night round world voyage, which will also see her spend five days cruising South America’s famous Amazon River and making maiden visits to Manaus and Santarem in Brazil. The ship’s 64-night cruise from Southampton to Sydney via South America is priced from $17,429* per person double occupancy.Queen Elizabeth will also be making history on her world voyage with a maiden call to Papua New Guinea as part of her 120-night circumnavigation. The gracious 2000-guest liner will visit the beautiful waters of Alotau in Papua New Guinea on her way north to Japan from Sydney.For the first time, Cunard’s world voyage program also includes a complimentary flight credit for guests who book a sailing from Southampton and New York to any Australia or New Zealand port. Under the new offer, guests who book an inside, ocean view of balcony stateroom will enjoy a complimentary one-way economy flight while passengers who book a Princess Grill or Queens Grill suite will enjoy a complimentary one-way business class flight.Cunard’s 2017 World Voyage program will be on sale from 11 September.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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