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New-auto loan terms longer, but consumers paying faster

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first_imgWhile the length of new auto loans has increased, borrowers are less likely than ever to keep the loans to full term, according to a new study from TransUnion.The average term for new auto loans increased to 67 months in 2015 from 62 months in 2010, according to the study.In the third quarter of 2015, 7 in 10 new auto loans had terms longer than 60 months. Five years prior, only half of all loans had terms longer than 60 months.The study found that, despite the growth of longer loan terms, auto loan duration—the length of time a consumer keeps a loan and the loan remains in the lender’s portfolio—has declined.For auto loans originated in 2012, the average spread between term and duration has grown by nearly one month compared with loans originated in 2010. The study explored loans in this period to provide sufficient time for the loans to mature to payoff. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Over 1K Iloilo brgys join GCQ cleanup

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first_imgIloilo was under the general community quarantine when Limpyo GCQ was launched. “We have already prepared in terms of medicines in the hospitals (and) in terms of space,” said Defensor. Residents of Barangay Igbong, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo join “Limpyo GCQ” on June 4. The environmental cleanup campaign was launched by the provincial government to prevent diseases such as dengue which comes with the onset of the rainy season. MILBERT IMHADA BARINOS Participants in the cleanup must wear face masks for protection, he added. The famous “4S strategy” against dengue – stands for “search and destroy” the breeding places of mosquitoes, “secure self-protection”, “seek early consultation”, and “support fogging or spraying only in hotspot areas” – was adjusted by this province to comply with health protocols. Defensor invited the villages to send short video clips of their respective residents cleaning their areas in the start of the project. Winners will receive incentives but the governor did not disclose what. This province’s Limpyo GCQ aims to prevent diseases, such as dengue which comes with the onset of the rainy season. “Of the 1,721 barangays, 63 percent have submitted their entry. This means that cleaning activities are continuous in our villages,” he said. ILOILO City – Ilonggos heeded the call of Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. to maintain this province clean through “Limpyo GCQ” amid quarantine protocols imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The governor assured enough folding beds and personnel in the district hospitals in case of a rise in the incidence of dengue. Cleanliness can also help get rid of the current Covid-19, the governor said. As of June 4, the province has recorded seven dengue cases. Four of them were from the fifth district while three were from the first district. “We made it 5S and added the social distancing measures,” Defensor said. The governor reported on June 6 that 1,084 out of the 1,721 villages in this province have participated in the environmental cleanup campaign which began on May 30. Last year, this province recorded 22,040 cases of dengue. Twenty-seven died from it.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Shoaib Akhtar requests India for 10000 ventilators during Covid-19 crisis

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first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/PTIAdvertisement df4NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb0l( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) o4h8iWould you ever consider trying this?😱dnixCan your students do this? 🌚bwzfuRoller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus pandemic has created a global crisis that has seen itself spreading onto almost every country of the world. While the human population is facing lock down, doctors, nurses and healthcare staffs are working in front line to battle against the deadly virus outbreak. In times like these, Pakistani cricketing icon Shoaib Akhtar feels nations should push their difference aside and join hands in helping one another, and has even made a request to India to provide 10000 ventilators amidst the worrying times.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/PTIShoaib Akhtar, who recently defended Indian cricketing stalwarts Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh for pledging to Shahid Afridi’s charitable foundation, has now made an appeal to his neighbouring country to provide aid for Pakistan’s medical infrastructure for the affected Coronavirus patients.In a recent interview with PTI, Pkhtar said: “If India can make 10,000 ventilators for us, Pakistan will remember this gesture forever.” Advertisement Tackling the virus outbreak requires a range of medical equipments, from face-masks to ventilators, the latter which can be effective to mend the breathing troubles COVID-19 patients face.However, he also added that the decision rests upon the administration: “But we can only propose the matches. The rest is up to the authorities (to decide).”Advertisement The former Kolkata Knight Riders star, who received a lot of love from his fan base in India during his time as a commentator in the country, also revealed that he used to donate some of his earnings to the meagre earning staff in the broadcasting industry.“Whatever I used to earn from India, I made a significant amount there, thirty percent of it, I used to distribute among the low income staff who used to work with me in the TV,” Akhtar added.“It is not about countries or religion at the moment, it is about humanity,” the former fast bowler added on the Yuvi-Bhajji issue, adding that criticising the Men in Blue duo for their donation towards Pakistan was ‘inhuman’.The 44 year old also recently proposed a three match One Day International series between the two countries, to raise funds for the virus crisis.There has already been 4,414 confirmed Coronavirus cases in Pakistan, and the death toll is at 63.Also read-Roger Federer tags Virat Kohli, The Rock and others in home work out video!Pakistani legend wants Indo-Pak bilateral series to raise funds for Coronavirus Advertisementlast_img read more

Pastor Stuns Community with Mater Dei Prep Closure

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first_imgBy John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – A startling announcement this week is marking the end of an era, as Mater Dei Prep High School announced its plans to shutter its doors in June.The Rev. Jeff Kegley, pastor of the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Parish, posted a letter on the school’s website announcing its closure and referred all inquiries there.Mater Dei Prep, 538 Church St., in the township’s New Monmouth section, “has been running large financial deficits and enrollment numbers have not stabilized to the point of sufficiently supporting the school’s viability,” and it was his and the parish finance council’s hope that trend could be reversed. Kegley said in his announcement, however, the 2014-15 projected loss for the school is close to $1 million.“Our parish and diocesan assistance, fundraising and tuition can no longer meet the school’s financial obligation,” Kegley acknowledged.The school, which has been operating for 50 years and boasted the largest incoming freshman class in a decade this September, will close at the end of the current school year.The closure is not expected to affect current school operations. “Classes and activities will continue until the end of June as planned,” Kegley said.There are currently 340 students from 20 area communities attending Mater Dei, which employs 48 faculty and staff.St. Mary Elementary School, located next to the high school, will continue operations as will St. Mary, Mother of God Church.The elementary school has 680 students enrolled and is the largest Catholic elementary school in Monmouth and Ocean counties.The Diocese of Trenton’s Department of Catholic Education is expected to offer Mater Dei families information about area Catholic schools, Kegley said.Kegley did not return a phone call seeking comment by press time on Wednesday.The diocese department of education did not offer a statement from Bishop David M. O’Connell on Wednesday, as the bishop was recovering from recent surgery, according to Rayanne Bennett. But, Bennett said, the local pastor was responsible for the decision in consultation with the parish council and the bishop.Diocese offices were referring callers to the school’s website, which has Kegley’s letter.“It’s a sad day for all of us,” said Robert Abetamarco, principal of Red Bank Catholic High School, Red Bank. “When you lose a school with that kind of tradition, storied past, it’s just such a sad thing.Abetamarco was scheduled on Wednesday afternoon to participate in a conference call with diocese representatives and those from other area Catholic schools to discuss “ways to help facilitate these families in their transition and continue their Catholic education,” he said.“I am sure I speak for everybody when I say we’ll do all that we can to make them feel welcome wherever they go,” Abetamarco said.Brother Frank Burns, president of Christian Brothers Academy, an all-boys Catholic school, Lincroft, said on Wednesday about Mater Dei’s efforts, “I know they were putting their best efforts into keeping the school going,” he learned from his conversations with that school’s officials. “I know they were trying to make a go of it.”He, like Abetamarco, offered his support in assisting families, as much as he could.“Anything we can do, we will,” he said. But, Burns said registration for the incoming freshman class is at capacity and there is a waiting list of 60 students and “We have to honor our commitment to them,” he said.For parents and students, it was shock and anger over not only the message, but also the way the message was delivered.“We don’t understand the suddenness and timing of it,” said Tinton Falls resident Elizabeth Wulfhorst, whose daughter Emma is a junior at Mater Dei. “Why wasn’t there a plan in place to graduate the existing students?’Wulfhorst said she was “blindsided” by the abrupt delivery of the end.Parents on Tuesday received a phone blast message directing them to an important message on the school’s website, said parent Jean Zeuschner. “I think it was very poor communication and delivery.”“It just kind of came out of nowhere,” observed sophomore Kayla Greiss, Union Beach, speaking of the news. “None of us saw this coming.“Everyone is pretty upset; everyone is heartbroken,” Greiss said.With reporting contributions by Christina Johnson and Muriel Smithlast_img read more

Tapiwa holds her own at Wits

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first_imgTapiwa Shendelane advises her peers to believe in themselves and remember that education brings success.At the age of 15, Tapiwa Shendelane is the youngest engineering student at the University of the Witwatersrand ever.She received six distinctions in matric and believes age is nothing but a number – she goes to classes alongside her 19-year-old peers and interacts happily with them, she says.Tapiwa, who is from Thulamahashe near Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga, is one of three 15 year olds at the university. She initially wanted to study medicine but changed her mind at the beginning of January. Engineering really challenges her, she says.Her aim is to build her own engineering firm that employs others, so creating work. And she wants to take this expertise back to Mpumalanga, bringing much-needed development to her community.At the age of 15, Tapiwa Shendelane is the youngest engineering student at the University of the Witwatersrand ever.Her advice to her peers is: have goals, believe in yourself, and education brings success.Watch Tapiwa talk about her life:last_img read more

Romantic Partner Satisfaction and Communication Prior To and During Deployment

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first_imgBy Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhDCreative Commons [Flickr, Happy couple walking in the sunset, March 9, 2013]Mental health professionals serving military members have commonly held that relationship functioning (time together, communication, and relationship stress) influenced a service member’s effectiveness in combat situations.  Cigrang and colleagues examined service members’ intimate partner relationship functioning prior to and during deployment to determine whether there is a relationship between  functioning and a military member’s performance during deployment [1].Researchers studied 144 members of the U.S. Air Force Security Forces who were in a significant romantic relationship for 6 months or longer prior to being deployed for one year.  Almost nine-tenths (89%) of the Airmen were male, and averaged 27 years old. Eighty percent of the military members had been deployed previously.  Participants described their deployment experiences as stressful, and was regarded as being a high-risk assignment.To determine the associations among relationship functioning and combat functioning prior to and during deployment, the researchers used 4 measures: (1) Relationship functioning, (2) Depression, (3) Impact of relationship concerns on self-reported duty performance, and (4) Frequency of communication with romantic partner.  Relationship functioning was measured using items from the Marital Satisfaction Inventory (MSI-B) and included measures of global distress, time together, sexual dissatisfaction, affective communication, and problem-solving communication.  Depression symptomatology was measured using the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9).  The impact of relationship concerns was assessed using a measure developed for this study, based on clinical experiences of military members on the research team.  Items used included: distraction from the combat-related job, making mistakes on the job, relationship stress leading to arguments with the combat team, missing work, and reduced overall job performance.  A combined score for communication was created using frequency of communication and methods of communications.Analysis of the study variables showed that relationship functioning (time together, communication and relationship stress) at pre-deployment was significantly related to relationship functioning during deployment. Additionally, relationship functioning, and to a smaller degree depressive symptoms, predicted overall duty performance during deployment, supporting commonly held beliefs about intimate partner relationship functioning and job performance in combat situations.Importantly for mental health professionals, focusing on couple communication prior to deployment may have a positive impact on relationship functioning during deployment, which can positively affect the job performance of the military member.References[1] Cigrang, J.A., Talcott, G.W., Tatum, J., Baker, M., Cassidy, D., Sonnek, S., . . . Slep, A.M.S. (2014). Intimate partner communication from the war zone: A prospective study of relationship functioning, communication frequency, and combat effectiveness. Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, 40(3), 332-343. doi:10.1111/jmft.12043This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

100 per cent cut-off in some Delhi University courses irrational: Kapil Sibal

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first_imgUnion HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday described as irrational the 100 per cent cut-off announced for some Delhi University courses.Sibal said he was upset to learn about the impossibly high cut-offs and called it an irrational way of looking at admissions.Watch video of best collegesHe assured students that there was no need for panic as he was in touch with the college authorities to rationalise the cut-offs.Sibal spoke to Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Dinesh Singh and asked him to look at rationalising the cut-off lists. Irrational cut-offs could be a setback for the education system, he told Singh.The minister said the vice-chancellor had assured him that the cut-offs would come down.In the first list announced on Tuesday, the Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) pegged the cut-off for its hugely popular B.Com (Honours) course at 100 per cent for students who had not studied commerce in Class XII.For B.Com (Honours), Hindu College expects applicants to have scored between 95.5 per cent and 99 per cent.The high cut-offs have left hundreds of Delhi University aspirants disappointed.But SRCC principal P.C. Jain said there was nothing absurd in insisting that students from the non-commerce streams score perfect marks in all their subjects.”We get the best students from across the country and getting 100 per cent in the aggregate of your best performance in four subjects is no longer impossible in Board exams,” Jain said on Tuesday.Jain’s statement does not tally with the Board results in various states. In Uttar Pradesh, topper Akash Yadav secured 92.3 per cent. In Karnataka, of the over five lakh students who appeared for the Class 12 exams, fewer than one hundred scored over 95 per cent.advertisement- With inputs from Mail TodayFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Player dies in hotel room, 4th round of tournament canceled

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first_imgLATEST STORIES “The PGA Tour and the China Golf Association grieve at this loss of one of our members and share sincere condolences with Arie’s wife, Marina, and his parents, Ahmad and Jeny,” the tour said. “When something of this magnitude occurs in the golf world, we all grieve at the same time.“Out of respect for the family, officials canceled the final round of the Sanya Championship … it’s a true tragedy what has happened. Sometimes, though, things happen in life that are bigger than a sporting event.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe PGA Tour China had an “In Memoriam” photo of Irawan prominently displayed on its website Sunday.American Trevor Sluman led after 54 holes with an 18-under total of 198 and was declared winner of the tournament. Three Americans — Matt Gilchrest, Max McGreevy and Michael Perras — were tied for second, two strokes behind. FILE – In this Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, Arie Irawan of Malaysia tees off during the second day of the Maybank Championship golf tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Officials at the Sanya Championship said Sunday, April 7, 2019 that 28-year-old Malaysian golfer Arie Irawan died in his hotel room from “apparent natural causes,” and the PGA Tour Series-China canceled the final round of the tournament. The PGA Tour Series-China said in a statement that Irawan missed the 36-hole cut Friday in the tournament at Sanya Yalong Bay Golf Club. It said the official coroner’s report had not been completed. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan, file)SANYA, China — Officials at the Sanya Championship said Sunday that 28-year-old Malaysian golfer Arie Irawan died in his hotel room from “apparent natural causes,” and the PGA Tour Series-China canceled the final round of the tournament.The PGA Tour Series-China said in a statement that Irawan missed the 36-hole cut Friday in the tournament at Sanya Yalong Bay Golf Club. It said the official coroner’s report had not been completed.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments MOST READ Going into the tournament, Sluman, who finished ninth on the China Tour’s 2018 Order of Merit, was seeking his first win in a four-day professional event since graduating from the University of Louisville in 2015.“My heart goes out to Arie’s family and his beautiful wife, Marina,” Sluman said. “Along with the rest of the tour, we are thinking about them at this time. It’s very bittersweet today, and I think the rest of the year will be dedicated to Arie and the impact he had on this tour.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lakers snap Utah’s 7-game winning streak Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja set new record for India in ODIs

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first_imgMS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja became the most successful wicketkeeper-bowler combination for India in ODIs when the left-arm spinner picked up a wicket in his first over of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Saturday at Headingley in Leeds.Jadeja was finally given game time as the left-arm spinner replaced Mohammed Shami who was rested for India’s final group-stage match against Sri Lanka at Leeds. Jadeja struck in his first over, removing Kusal Mendis of Sri Lanka.MS Dhoni’s lightning quick reflexes came into play as the veteran wicketkeeper stumped Kusal Mendis out for 3. Jadeja got one to turn and the Sri Lanka batsman was beaten for spin when he tried to dance down the wicket and smash one into the stands at Headingley.Dhoni and Jadeja now have effected 29 dismissals in ODI cricket for India. They went past Nayan Mongia and Venkatesh Prasad’s tally of 28 wickets which was an Indian record until Saturday. Out of the 29 dismissals, 19 have been stumpings and 10 have been caught behind for Dhoni and Jadeja.Second, on the list are MS Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh as the duo had effected 25 dismissals in ODI cricket for India.Nonetheless, the pair of Jadeja and Dhoni are well behind world-record holders Makhaya Ntini and Mark Boucher who had effected 75 dismissals together between 1998 and 2008 for South Africa.Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja seems to have silenced his critics (read: Sanjay Manjrekar) with a fine bowling performance against Sri Lanka in the penultimate group-stage of World Cup 2019.Manjerkar had faced a lot of flak after calling Jadeja “a bits and pieces cricketer” in ODI cricket. In fact, Jadeja took to Twitter to come up with a strongly-worded reply.advertisementIronically, Manjrekar was on air for Star Sports when Jadeja picked up the wicket on Saturday. The former cricketer-turned commentator heaped praise on Jadeja, calling him a “street-smart cricketer”.Also Read | India vs Sri Lanka: Ravindra Jadeja a street-smart cricketer, says Sanjay ManjrekarAlso Read | Proud of everything you have achieved: Sania Mirza tells Shoaib Malik after Pakistan star’s ODI retirementlast_img read more

10 months agoLucas Digne enjoying Everton family atmosphere

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lucas Digne enjoying Everton family atmosphereby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton fullback Lucas Digne admits he enjoys the family atmosphere at the club.Despite a hectic schedule of four games in ten days the French defender can’t wait for the madness to start against Tottenham.“It will be my first time playing on Boxing Day! But I’m very happy to be playing over Christmas” says the full back – seen delivering presents to sick children at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool with other members of the Everton squad.“Christmas is about spending it with your family – and Everton is my family. For me, it’s perfect because you can play football and then after you spend the moment with your family.“My parents and my brother are coming to England this weekend and to stay for the holidays.“I feel very good. I’ve been available to play every game and the manager has given me a lot of confidence.“Since I arrived at the Club, my team-mates have been amazing with me. They’ve helped me with my English and to understand everything. When you feel good off the pitch, you can feel good on the pitch.” last_img read more

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