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first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Efforts by the Federal Reserve to prop up the mortgage-backed securities (MBS) market do not appear to have worked as well as hoped, according to a new data analysis released by Bloomberg.As of Sept. 29, the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. MBS index month-to-date excess return versus Treasuries came in at -0.18%, which Bloomberg identified as the worst September performance for MBS since the -0.20% recorded in September 2015. The average monthly excess return during September over the last decade was 0.09%.Furthermore, Bloomberg warned the benchmark was likely to record its worst performance for the first nine months of a year since 2015 with a loss of -0.56%.“Unlike that year—when the Fed wasn’t growing mortgages on its balance sheet—the current underperformance is taking place despite the central bank adding around $40 billion of MBS each month,” observed Christopher Maloney, a market strategist and former portfolio manager authored the Bloomberg coverage of the data analysis. “This highlights the headwinds facing the sector as elevated supply, fast prepayment speeds and the risk of forbearance have proved a potent mix.”Still, there is no reason to suspect the Federal Reserve will shift its course of action. Maloney noted the central bank is committed to keeping rates at historic lows and retaining its quantitative easing policy.“Whether that will be enough to overcome the headwinds and produce excess return for the sector as a whole remains to be seen,” he added. “Yet, if one is partial to the investing maxim ‘don’t fight the Fed,’ it’s notable that the Fannie Mae 30-year 2% and 2.5% coupons, which are the focus of the bank’s purchasing, sport positive year-to-date excess returns of 0.66% and 1.48%, respectively.”One factor that can create more angst in the MBS involves forbearance. The Bloomberg analysis highlighted that forbearance occurs more than twice in the Ginnie Mae portfolio than with conventional mortgages.“With 70% of those forbearance agreements ending during this month and next, buyouts, which act much like prepayments to mortgage investors, could be a near-term problem in the Ginnie space,” Maloney wrote. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago October 2, 2020 1,575 Views Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Subscribe MBS Performance at Five-Year Low Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / MBS Performance at Five-Year Low The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Industry Representatives Urge Congress to Pass COVID-19 Relief Next: Number of Active Forbearances Experiences a Spike Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2020-10-02 Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Phil Hall Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Loss Mitigation, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Postlast_img read more


first_imgAsset management consultancy MJ Hudson has set up shop in new offices in central Luxembourg, targeting fund management clients seeking to set up operations in the country post-Brexit.MJ Hudson Management S.A. of Luxembourg, as the new entity is called, received its management license from the Luxembourg regulator and will operate as a stand-alone independent entity within the MJ Hudson group, according to the company. It said the Luxembourg office would provide its clients with “increased options post-Brexit and guarantees EU operating capacity”.Matthew Hudson, chief executive officer at MJ Hudson, said: “A launch in Luxembourg was already on our radar before the Brexit events of 2016. It is a significant funds market in its own right with extremely strong and stable laws, structures, regulations and complementary service providers.“However, our plans were accelerated by the UK’s vote to leave the EU last year. We have been actively building this platform for more than twelve months and I am delighted at the high calibre of the team we have been able to attract.”  MJ Hudson launched its fund management solutions team for continental Europe from the Luxembourg offices this week. The team of six is is led by Olivia Tournier-Demal, ex-lawyer and Lombard Odier senior vice-president, and Thomas Meyer, previously at the European Investment Fund (EIF). In addition to the starting team of six, there is a three-person board: Francis Carpenter, previously CEO of the EIF and secretary-general of the European Investment Bank, Matthew Hudson, and Aldric Grosjean, formerly at Loyens & Loeff and partner at law firm Lexfield in Luxembourg.The team in Luxembourg with work alongside that of the London-based sister company as a European fund management solutions team.MJ Hudson said that research it conducted recently found that two-thirds of UK-based fund managers and three-quarters of their continental Europe-based peers did not believe that Theresa May’s Brexit negotiations would deliver an outcome that is ideal to the UK asset management industry. More than 70% of fund investors based outside the UK predicted that, by the end of 2020, the UK would have lost its position as the second-largest fund management centre globally, although data at the asset class level suggested any drop in assets under managment would not be this severe.New LGPS transparency code backers UBS and Stone Harbor Investment Partners have signed up to the £217bn (€181bn) Local Government Pension Scheme’s (LGPS) Code of Transparency.The voluntary code was launched by the LGPS Advisory Board in June to help the local authority funds get detailed information about costs and fees so they can report costs transparently.Michael Casagranda, client relationship manager at Stone Harbor, said that although the code was specifically designed for LGPS funds, the firm expected its impact would be felt “across the entire pensions industry”. Sixteen managers have signed up to the code so far, according to a list compiled by the LGPS Advisory Board.HSBC Global Asset Management goes with the trendHSBC Global Asset Management will absorb external investment research costs under the incoming MiFID II regulation, a spokesperson told IPE. HSBC is the 23rd largest European institutional client manager, according to IPE’s Top 400 survey.It joins other managers to have declared their intentions this week, including Barings and Northern Trust Asset Management.Record Currency Management goes to Switzerland Record Currency Management has opened its first office in Switzerland, in Zürich.  The office will be led by Jan Witte, who has re-located from the currency specialist’s head office in the UK.James Wood-Collins, chief executive at Record Currency Management, said: “Switzerland has long been a core market for Record’s currency management services.  We are delighted to be strengthening further our commitment to the market by establishing a local office.”Witte joined Record in 2012 and has been leading its quantitative research efforts since August 2013.last_img read more


first_imgThe Latest: Tracks worlds could also be pushed back 1 year Governing body European Professional Club Rugby announced the decision a day after a conference call by the board.The Champions Cup and second-tier Challenge Cup had already suspended the quarterfinals scheduled for next month. Now the semifinals on May 1-3 and the finals in Marseille set for May 22-23 are off.EPCR says it “remains committed to completing the 2019-20 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup season.”___The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start Thursday as planned in northeastern Fukushima prefecture but with no torch, no torchbearers and no public because of the coronavirus outbreak. The IOC has been advised by the WHO, which said Monday the pandemic is accelerating.Bach says the original health issue for hosting the Tokyo Olympics was “could Japan offer a safe welcome” and the IOC was confident it could.___The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed until 2021.The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. March 24, 2020 World Athletics says it is talking with organizers about “alternative dates, including dates in 2022.”The championships in Eugene are due to run from Aug. 6-15, 2021. That would conflict with the Olympics if the same July-August slot as originally planned for 2020 is used next year.World Athletics adds that it is looking at a new qualification system to account for the postponement and for the havoc wreaked on the 2020 schedule by the coronavirus outbreak.___The president of the International Paralympic Committee says postponing the Olympics and Paralympics to 2021 was “the only logical option.” The Paralympics are governed by the same contract as the Tokyo Olympics.IPC president Andrew Parsons says “by taking this decision now, everyone involved in the Paralympic Movement, including all Para athletes, can fully focus on their own health and well-being and staying safe during this unprecedented and difficult time.”___USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini tells The Associated Press that athletes were surveyed over the weekend by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and that the consensus was that postponing the Tokyo Games was the correct call.DeMartini says “training disruption and qualification challenges are too big to overcome even if the environment returns to a degree of normal by late summer.” Associated Press Taiwan’s professional baseball league has set April 11 as the revised date for opening day.The start of the Taiwan-based Chinese Professional Baseball League’s season has been delayed twice this month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The CPBL’s website says the opening game would go ahead in a closed stadium but there could be up to 150 season ticket holders allowed entry under strict social distancing guidelines if the government approves.Sports leagues across Asia have been postponed or suspended because of the virus outbreak. The professional baseball and soccer leagues in Japan are aiming to start or resume their seasons in late April.___ Japan’s NHK public television says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will propose a one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olympics during talks with IOC President Thomas Bach.Abe says a postponement is unavoidable if the 2020 Games cannot be held in a complete manner amid the coronavirus pandemic.Abe held telephone talks with Bach after IOC said it would make a decision on the Tokyo Games over the next four weeks.___The European club rugby finals in May have been suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak. The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but they will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.___Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed “100%” to his proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak.Bach had previously said the IOC would make an announcement about postponing the 2020 Olympics in the next four weeks.___ There will be an Olympic flame carried in a lantern and transported by a vehicle along what organizers hope will be empty roadsides.The Tokyo Games and the relay have been caught in limbo since International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said four weeks were needed to decide on an inevitable postponement of the planned opening on July 24. He has ruled out a cancellation.___Australian soccer’s A-League has suspended its season indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.That brings an end to all professional football competitions in Australia and New Zealand. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, could be moved from 2021 to 2022 after the Olympics were postponed. Bach says the exact dates is a question for the Tokyo organizing committee and an International Olympic Committee panel overseeing the preparations.Swimming and track have their biennial world championships scheduled to start in July or August 2021.___IOC president Thomas Bach says “alarming figures” in the past few days about the coronavirus were key to deciding the Tokyo Olympics must be postponed.Bach cites the World Health Organization “saying in the last couple of hours that Africa has to prepare for the worst.” DeMartini says that he is a fan of a “soonest possible” reschedule but not until the situation is a bit more predictable. That could mean early in 2021 or an Olympics that is pushed into the fall of next year.DeMartini says “we just need to be sure everything is being done to protect their safety.”___IOC president Thomas Bach says he did not discuss new dates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.One option would be July 23-Aug. 8. That is exactly one year from the now-postponed July 24-Aug. 9 dates. Football Federation Australia chief executive James Johnson says the latest measures imposed by the federal government made it impossible for the A-League to continue. The league had only a few regular-season games remaining before the playoffs. Johnson said the postponement will be reviewed on April 22.Johnson says “as a national competition played in all parts of Australia, as well as New Zealand, mission complicated became mission impossible.”Newcastle’s 2-1 win over Melbourne City at an empty stadium on Monday was the last game completed. Sydney FC leads the standings with 48 points after 20 games.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more


first_imgThe award recognizes players’ outstanding contributions to the game and to their communities. This year’s winner will be announced on Feb. 2.  The NFL on Thursday announced the 32 nominees for the Walter Payton Man of Year award. “The Man of the Year Award gives us the opportunity to acknowledge 32 exemplary players whose commitment to excellence extends on and off the field,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “This year’s nominees have used their platforms to transform communities across the country. We are proud of their work and celebrate their dedication and impact through this award.”The five current players who have won the award, including Drew Brees, Thomas Davis, Larry Fitzgerald, Eli Manning and J.J. Watt, still wear a Man of the Year patch on their jersey. The 2018 nominees will don a Man of the Year helmet decal beginning Week 14 through the end of the season in recognition of their achievements.2018 Walter Payton Man of Year award nomineesArizona CardinalsS Antoine BetheaAtlanta FalconsDT Grady JarrettBaltimore RavensCB Brandon CarrBuffalo BillsLB Lorenzo AlexanderCarolina PanthersDE Julius PeppersChicago BearsTE Trey BurtonCincinnati BengalsDE Carlos DunlapCleveland BrownsLB Christian KirkseyDallas CowboysQB Dak PrescottDenver BroncosLB Von MillerDetroit LionsQB Matthew StaffordGreen Bay PackersNT Kenny ClarkHouston TexansLB Whitney MercilusIndianapolis ColtsDE Jabaal SheardJacksonville JaguarsQB Blake BortlesKansas City ChiefsP Dustin ColquittLos Angeles ChargersDT Corey LiugetLos Angeles RamsOT Andrew WhitworthMiami DolphinsWR Kenny StillsMinnesota VikingsTE Kyle RudolphNew England PatriotsS Devin McCourtyNew Orleans SaintsRB Mark IngramNew York GiantsS Michael ThomasNew York JetsOT Kelvin BeachumOakland RaidersRB Marshawn LynchPhiladelphia EaglesDE Chris LongPittsburgh SteelersDE Cameron HeywardSan Francisco 49ersK Robbie GouldSeattle SeahawksLB K.J. WrightTampa Bay BuccaneersDT Gerald McCoyTennessee TitansDT Jurrell CaseyWashington RedskinsTE Vernon Davislast_img read more


first_imgSome science news outlets are having an eye-poking battle against intelligent design with the latest eye-popping claim about eye evolution.  It seems to have started in Australia on Science Alert, where some exceptionally-preserved placoderm fossils were found:The palaeobiologist discovered that unlike all living vertebrate animals – which includes everything from the jawless lamprey fish to humans – placoderms had a different arrangement of muscles and nerves supporting the eyeball – evidence of an “intermediate stage” between the evolution of jawless and jawed vertebrates.    “The vertebrate eye is the best example of structural perfection – as used by proponents of intelligent design to claim that something so complex couldn’t possibly have evolved,” Dr Young said.The creature already had fully-formed, functioning eyes.  The discoverer was only claiming that a change in the arrangement of muscles and nerves around the eye hinted at a transitional arrangement between jawless fish and modern vertebrates.  The suggestion that a missing link had been found, however, was enough to send other reporters wielding their fingers in battle against ID.  “One in the eye for intelligent design,” jeered Brendan O’Keefe in The Australian.  The Sydney Morning Herald was even more brazen: “‘Eye ancestor’ debunks ID nonsense.”  The Science Alert article was slightly more reserved.  Entitled “Fossil evidence of early eye,” it ended, “This means that we’re able to add one more piece to the puzzle of how the human eye came to be.”Next to Tinker Bell and Yoda, Popeye is one of the Darwin Party’s favorite characters.  Believing that eyes can just pop into existence with the greatest of ease, they picture Popeye, filled with Darwin spinach, knocking the living daylights out of the ID Brutus, as Olive Oyl (Eugenie Scott) grasps her hands adoringly, saying, “My hero!”    Problem is, the ID folk aren’t watching the cartoons.  They are grown up.  They live in the real world.  They look ahead.  They watch ID the Future.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


first_imgRelated Posts In 2009, the average U.S. Internet user spent 13 hours per week online. This number is down slightly from last year. Thanks to the large interest in the presidential election and the financial crisis, the average Internet user was online for roughly 14 hours per week in 2008. According to a new poll from Harris Interactive, users between the ages of 30 to 39 are the most active Internet users. On average, this group is online for 18 hours per week. Overall, the average time online for U.S. Internet users has gone up from seven hours in 1999 to close to nine hours in 2003 and up to 11 hours in 2007. We should note that these numbers only include adults. According to Nielsen, which looked at all U.S. Internet users, the average usage per week is closer to 17 hours.98% of All Computer Users in the U.S. are OnlineThe number of adults who are online has not changed since 2007. In total, 184 million adults regularly surf the Internet at work, home or school. While the number of adults who are online has not changed, the number of adults who access the Internet at home has increased from 66% in 2005 to 76% in 2009. Ten years ago, only 56% of all adults accessed the Internet from home. In total, 98% of all computer users are now online. Tags:#news#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market frederic lardinois Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… While users between 30 and 39 are the most active Internet users, those between 25 and 29 are the most likely to spend more than 24 hours per week online. 25% of 25- to 29-year-olds surf the Net between 24 and 162 hours per week – sadly, Harris Interactive doesn’t tell us how many of these users actually spend every minute of the week online. Online ShoppingWith regards to online shopping, Harris found that 50% of adults bought something online in the last month. Not surprisingly, 30- to 39-year-olds are the most active online shoppers. How High Will These Numbers Go?Given how popular online video and social networks have become over the last few years, chances are that the average number of hours spend online will continue to grow slowly over the next few years. U.S. Internet users who watch TV online watch close to 18 hours of online video per week already. In the U.K., the average Facebook user spends close to three full days per year on the site. Without doubt, however, there will be a natural limit to how much time per week people will spend online. last_img read more


first_imgRelated Posts AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Follow the Puck Tags:#AI#artificial intelligence#Autonomous#empathy#infrastructure#mobility#ReadWrite Labs#Sensum#transportation#V2X#vehicle to everything Transportation will never be the same once our machines know how we feel.We are all entering a wholesale, global disruption of the way people move from one place to another.  More than any other change in this sector, the one that is likely to have the most significant impact on human society is the rise of autonomous (i.e., self-driving) vehicles.The transportation industry, historically dominated by a handful of large vehicle-manufacturing brands, is evolving into an ecosystem of ‘mobility services,’ underpinned by artificial intelligence (AI). A major step in the development of AI is to give it ‘empathy,’ allowing our physiological and emotional states to be observed and understood. This connection will mostly be achieved by connecting to wearable or remote sensors, the same way that fitness bands allow our physical state to be monitored.By feeding this sensor data into AI systems, we can train them to know how we feel and how to respond appropriately. This kind of empathy can also be enhanced by giving AI its own artificial emotions, imbuing it with simulations of feelings.Empathic technology will have no small effect on the mobility sector. How might an empathic vehicle look?Safe TravelsThere is already a growing body of research from top-tier auto companies into what kind of empathic interactions will protect drivers, passengers and everyone around them from harm. To investigate this, biometric sensors, cameras, and microphones are being used to detect:Fatigue & drowsiness: e.g., monitoring head or eye movements, posture or heart/breathing rate.Distraction: e.g., gaze detection to ensure the driver is watching the road.Intoxication: e.g., using infrared optics or analyzing voice or breath.Medical incidents: e.g., detecting a potential cardiac event from a wearable heart-rate sensor.A Comfortable JourneyAfter ensuring the safety of the humans in the system, empathic tech can be employed to optimize the ride experience. There is a universe of auto-suppliers you’ve probably never heard of, who build all the components and systems that end up in the well-known vehicle brands. They are leading the way to a more empathic ride, with innovations such as:Environmental controls: e.g., lighting, heating, AC, sound and olfactory output, customized to suit your current mood.Physical controls: seat position, engine configuration, etc.Humanising AI feedback: the virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri that are invading our homes and phones are also reaching into our vehicles. With empathic AI we can tailor their feedback to suit our preferred style of interaction.An Entertaining RideNow that our customer is safe and comfortable, they can benefit from AI that knows how to push the right emotional buttons at the moment. This is particularly likely to apply to the onboard music and infotainment systems. Other subtle ways in which a vehicle could be designed to optimize the thrill of the ride include offering to increase the engine’s power output when the driver is feeling confident and happy.The New Norms of Autonomous SocietyAn autonomous vehicle doesn’t exist in a bubble. Much of its intelligence is based on sensing its environment and making rapid judgments about how to act. Each vehicle will also be integrated with a global network of systems, able to share information ranging from weather forecasts to road obstructions. By connecting each vehicle to its neighbors and the wider world, we will see the emergence of a new type of ‘social’ structure with its own norms of behavior.This AI-driven ‘society’ will involve interactions not just between the vehicles and their drivers or passengers, but also with onboard devices, nearby pedestrians, other vehicles, and their occupants, as well as surrounding infrastructure. The etiquette and rules of what the market calls ‘vehicle-to-everything’ (V2X) communications will establish themselves as we gradually let go of the wheel and hand our mobility needs over to ‘the machines.’This mobility ecosystem is also likely to share data and processes with the rest of the AI in our lives, such as in our smartphones and home-automation systems. If coordinated correctly, this unified data architecture would allow empathic vehicles to know us much better, behaving ever more like a trusted friend.This is not just a technological problem; it’s a monumental user-experience challenge too. Gradually increasing the empathic capability of the system will support the evolution of the transport experience towards one that is not only safe and comfortable but also delightful.The future of mobility is emotional.Editor Note & Disclaimer: The author is a member of the Sensum team, which is an alumnus of our ReadWrite Labs accelerator program. center_img Ben Bland A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more


first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Arellano (4-6) was set to face off against cellar-dwelling Mapua (1-10), while Perpetual (4-6) was supposed to clash with San Sebastian (5-5).The games will be re-scheduled on a later playdate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSignal No. 1 has been raised over Metro Manila as Tropical Depression “Maring” sustained its strength Monday night. MOST READ Read Next Journeyman Watson finally gets chance to play in PBA BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad center_img Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Track of Maring as of 8 p.m. of Monday, Sept. 11, 2017The NCAA has decided to postpone Tuesday’s games at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan due to the inclement weather.Fr. Glynn Ortega, OAR of host San Sebastian announced the cancellation of games Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more


first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Pacquiao (59-7-2) has not been in the ring since his he relinquished his WBO welterweight title in a controversial loss to Australian Jeff Horn in July.Meanwhile, McGregor (0-1) is coming off a 10th round technical knockout defeat to undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their light middleweight bout last August which drew mixed reactions from the viewing public.If the fight materializes, this will be the second straight marquee boxing fight for McGregor, who seemed to have put his mixed martial arts career on hold.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH From #MayMac to #MacPac?Manny Pacquiao teased a possible megafight with Conor McGregor by using the hashtags “2018” and “real boxing match” when he greeted the UFC Lightweight Champion a pleasant Thanksgiving on social media.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Cignal HD returns to defend PBA D-League title Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “Happy Thanksgiving! Stay fit my friend. #realboxingmatch #2018 @thenotoriousmma,” the Filipino boxer posted on in his Instagram account along with a photo of the Irish superstar. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’last_img read more


first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The Governor in Council, on the advice of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, with support of Cabinet, referred back for reconsideration and hearing the Broadcasting Decisions CRTC 2017-143 to 2017-147 (renewing licenses for television services of major French-language ownership groups) and CRTC 2017-148 to 2017-151 (renewing licenses for television services of major English-language ownership groups) of May 15, 2017.“Canadian broadcasters and creators are at the centre of the broadcasting system, and at a time when our competitive advantage rests on creativity, they must be positioned to succeed.The Government of Canada recognizes the significant investments Canadian broadcasters make in Canadian content. At the same time, the entire industry is in transition and the next few years will be critical to establishing the conditions for Canadians to be able to compete with the best in the world. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook During this period of transition across the industry, original Canadian content and a dynamic creative sector are vital to the sector’s competitiveness, and its contribution to the Canadian economy.We are asking the CRTC to reconsider these decisions in order to ensure that we achieve the right balance of investment in content and in the ability to compete.In referring back these decisions, the Government wishes to affirm its support for great Canadian dramas, comedies, animation, films, documentaries — and other programs of national interest — that reflect our country and its diversity. It also recognizes the importance of original French-language content and support for the creators of music programming, short films and short-form documentaries.As we look to the future of Canadian content, we must be bold. That’s why, this fall, I will present a vision that supports our cultural industries through this transformation and will bring us in line with the changing digital environment.” Twitterlast_img read more