Stewart Title Appoints Underwriting Counsel for Carolinas

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2013-07-29 Tory Barringer Share July 29, 2013 445 Views “”Stewart Title Guaranty Company””:http://www.stewart.com/ announced the appointment of Brett Kline as underwriting counsel for the Carolinas.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]An attorney in real estate services since 1999, Kline has worked for various law firms throughout his career and has served as a licensed South Carolina title insurance agent. His experience includes closings, curing title defects, foreclosure pleadings, documents, and hearings.In his new position, he will handle residential and commercial underwriting services for independent issuing agencies and local Stewart offices in North and South Carolina.””I am very pleased to welcome Brett to the Stewart team,”” said Mark Johnson, regional underwriting counsel for the Southeast region. “”He has a wealth of knowledge of real property law and title insurance, and will be a valuable resource for customers seeking help with underwriting issues.””center_img New,Stewart Title Appoints Underwriting Counsel for Carolinas in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicinglast_img read more

House GOP Highlights DoddFrank Failures

first_img Congressional Republicans, on the four-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act, fired out at the controversial legislation, saying that the act’s purported purpose to end the government’s “too big to fail” policy has itself failed.On Monday, the House Financial Services Committee released a 100-page report titled “Failing to End ‘Too Big to Fail:’ An Assessment of the Dodd-Frank Act Four Years Later,” which asserts that the act perpetuates a dangerous policy of bailing out lenders that fleece American taxpayers, under the presumption that not bailing them out would make matters far worse. GOP leaders say that Dodd-Frank was supposed to put an end to this perspective, but instead makes sure it continues.”In no way, shape or form does the Dodd-Frank Act end ‘too big to fail,'” said Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), chairman of the committee. “Instead, Dodd-Frank actually enshrines ‘too big to fail’ into law.”The report calls the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), created to manage the administration of Dodd-Frank, “unwieldy,” and states that the FSOC has failed to live up to its statutory mission to identify and mitigate systemic risk. The report also says that while the Office of Financial Research has made some progress in its mission to collect financial data to identify systemic risks, its progress has been hampered by poor data collection efforts that risk “imposing substantial costs in return for speculative benefits.”More to the point of its title, the report asserts that proponents of Dodd-Frank have never offered an adequate, concrete explanation of how the orderly liquidation authority ‒‒ which provides a process to quickly and efficiently liquidate a large, complex financial company that is close to failing ‒‒ would actually end bailouts. The FDIC’s strategy for implementing “single point of entry” provisions outlined in Title II of Dodd-Frank is, according to Republicans “a recipe for future AIG-style bailouts.””Contrary to the claims of its proponents, Dodd-Frank leaves taxpayers exposed to the costs of resolving large, complex financial institutions,” the report states. Hensarling says that Dodd-Frank “misses some obvious problems and creates new ones,” especially where government-sponsored enterprises such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are concerned. “Firms designated as ‘financial market utilities’ under Dodd-Frank,” the report states, “are the next generation of GSEs.”Moreover, Republicans charge, regulatory requirements imposed under Dodd-Frank create compliance burdens that distort the free market by making it harder for small-to-medium-sized financial institutions to compete with larger firms, further entrenching “too big to fail.”While Republicans on the Financial Services Committee plan to introduce legislation “to repeal Dodd-Frank’s bailout fund and take other steps to end ‘too big to fail’ once and for all,” according to Hensarling, the act’s latter architect, Barney Frank, former Massachusetts Representative and FSC chairman, will testify at a congressional hearing on Wednesday to assess the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act four years later.Republicans are doubtlessly less than enthusiastic about what Frank may have to say and make no effort to hide their distaste for what they consider a cumbersome piece of legislation. “Rather than institute market discipline and a clear rules-based regime, four years later,” said Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Patrick McHenry, “Dodd-Frank’s failed policies have only worsened the risks within the financial system and recklessly handed financial regulators a blank check for taxpayer-funded bailouts.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Share Dodd-Frank House Financial Services Committee Politics Regulation 2014-07-21 Scott_Morgancenter_img House GOP Highlights Dodd-Frank Failures July 21, 2014 539 Views last_img read more

Experts Discuss Impact of Changing Demographics on Housing

first_imgExperts Discuss Impact of Changing Demographics on Housing November 10, 2014 457 Views First-Time Homebuyers National Association of Realtors National Housing Conference Realtor.com 2014-11-10 Tory Barringer in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Newscenter_img As the share of first-time homebuyers hovers at its lowest level in nearly three decades, real estate professionals remain optimistic that homeownership is due for a comeback.In a panel at the 2014 Realtors Conference and Expo, experts discussed the changing face of American homebuyers and the potential effects of these changes on the housing market.”Among primary residence homebuyers, the demographics have shifted dramatically, especially among first-time homebuyers, whose share of the market has dropped to its lowest level in decades,” said Jessica Lautz, panelist and director of member and consumer survey research for the National Association of Realtors (NAR). “We have also seen an increase in the median age and income of the average buyer, as well as in multigenerational household formations as adult children and elderly family members move back in with their families.”One of the biggest topics for the panel was the state of millennial homeownership. While inventory shortages, tight credit access, and lower than average salaries have made for a bleak picture for young adults, the speakers largely agreed that these represent temporary setbacks as the economy makes its way to stable ground.”It’s not that young people don’t want to purchase homes, it’s that they are delaying the purchase,” said Lisa Sturtevant, VP of research for the National Housing Conference. “Many of the reasons millennials are not forming households or making purchases are economic, so as the economy improves, we should see this group become more of a force in the housing market.”Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for Realtor.com, agreed, adding that members of Gen Y accounted for 37 percent of home shoppers over the summer and are expected to make up two-thirds of household formations in the coming years. Smoke also noted that from June through September, more than half of adults between the ages of 21 and 34 visited real estate websites or mobile apps.”And this is the cusp—get ready for the millennial wave to drive the housing market for decades,” he said.Millennials aren’t the only group set to make their presence known in the housing market. Baby boomers are also anticipated to be a breakout demographic, Sturtevant said: “With millennials searching for new homes, baby boomers downsizing, and groups with historically lower incomes all entering the market, an increased demand for smaller, less expensive homes will begin to emerge.” Sharelast_img read more

MReport June The Case for Diversity Inclusion

first_imgMReport June: The Case for Diversity & Inclusion in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Print Features Share How is Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) relevant to today’s business strategy? How can organizations start creating diversity at the corporate level? The June issue of MReport puts the spotlight on D&I and what it means for the business bottom line through interviews and comments from D&I leaders in the mortgage industry. Here’s what else can be found in our latest issue:Measuring Change In our cover story, you’ll find industry leaders giving their view on how diversity cannot be beneficial unless organizations understand and implement best practices that embrace inclusion—we see how far companies have come 50 years after the Fair Housing Act was introduced. By Radhika OjhaKeeping Up With Demographics Learn how creating a diverse customer base starts by looking at your company culture and community outreach strategies. By Christina Bartning, VP, Marketing and Client Solutions, National MI and Kristin Messerli, Founder and CEO, Cultural Outreach SolutionsSlaying the C-Level Diversity MythIn this feature focusing on diversity at the highest level of an organization, we look at why it is important to install new procedures to create a lasting change. By Debora Aydelotte, COO Credit Risk SolutionsBreaking the BottleneckWe look at how lenders can significantly reduce the time it takes to integrate new software. By Brian Lynch, President, and Founder, Advantage SystemsDiversity SpotlightIn a special interview, The American Mortgage Diversity Council’s new Vice Chair, Charmaine Brown discusses what diversity means for her and what she plans to achieve in her role at the council. Also catch up with Yvette Gilmore, Freddie Mac’s VP of Servicing Performance for insights on how servicers can work with Freddie Mac to ensure a smoother compliance process.Don’t Miss … Riham El-Lakany, VP, and Chief Marketing Officer, Freddie Mac, gives insights on how the GSE is driving company growth and focusing on the advancement of women and minorities in the industry in our Take5 section. Get the latest in the mortgage tech industry in our MTech section and learn who’s moving on and who’s moving up in the industry in MCrowd.All of this and more is waiting for you inside the latest edition of MReport magazine. Click here to access the digital archives.center_img Advantage Systems AMDC Credit Risk Solutions Diversity Freddie Mac Inclusion Magazine mreport National MI 2018-05-31 Radhika Ojha May 31, 2018 721 Views last_img read more

Kate Higgins Joins Northpointe Bank as Senior Loan Officer

first_img Share kate higgins loan Loan Origination mortgage Northpointe Bank Origination 2018-10-15 Staff Writer in Headlines, News Kate Higgins Joins Northpointe Bank as Senior Loan Officercenter_img Northpointe Bank welcomes Kate Higgins as a Senior Loan Officer. Higgins joins the bank’s lending team in Denver, Colorado. Her responsibilities include attracting and cultivating business relationships with a focus placed on customers, considering clients’ needs, and acting to exceed their expectations. Higgins handles multiple niche products including land loans, from construction to permanent, and can lend in all 50 states.Higgins comes to Northpointe Bank from Unibell Financial, Inc., where she acted as a residential mortgage broker, handling both forward and reverse mortgages with access to multiple lenders. Higgins has more than 30 years worth of experience in sales and customer service. She can be reached at Kate.Higgins@northpointe.com.Founded in 1999, Northpointe Bank is based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan with physical locations in more than 20 states. Northpointe Bank provides home loans, insurance, and a host of deposit-banking products to communities nationwide. For each of the past four years, Independent Community Bankers of America has ranked Northpointe Bank within the top ten best performing banks in the nation among peer banks and according to the bank’s return-on-equity. Northpointe Bank is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender. October 15, 2018 614 Views last_img read more

Dbacks president Derrick Hall Franchise still f

first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away – / 5 Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke 0 Comments   Share   last_img

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb has not p

first_imgArizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb has not played in a game since getting hurt against the Buffalo Bills on October 14.Kolb suffered rib and shoulder injuries, and has only recently returned to the practice field in a limited capacity.With his health improving, though, people are starting to wonder when he’ll be ready take the field again.“They feel good,” he said of his ribs. “I think the biggest thing is what level can I actually go and play at right now. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   “That’s what I’m trying to work through, is getting all the way back to, I can’t say 100 percent, but trying to get back to where velocity is there and all that kind of stuff.”Kolb passed for 1,169 yards and eight touchdowns with just three interceptions this season, guiding the Cardinals to a 3-2 record as a starter.The Cardinals have not won since he went down, though, and with the team’s continued struggles at the quarterback position, the hope is he’ll be able to return in the very near future.That will not happen until he — or at least, his ribs — can handle the beating that comes with being an NFL quarterback.“There’s a number of certain things that bother it,” Kolb said of the injury. “And it’s not just bothering it, but it’s affecting my performance.”When that is not the case you can expect to see Kolb back on the field. However, there is no set date or time frame for when that will happen, and it’s worth noting he would not rule out being able to go Sunday against the Jets.“We’re not sure yet, it’s open-ended,” he said, adding that was about to talk with the training staff to get their thoughts on his progression. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “It obviously hurts where the injury happened, but I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily a pain thing that you can’t play through,” he added. “Is it healed enough to take that shot without re-breaking it or whatever.“And like I said, going out there and being able to play at a high level.”center_img – / 34 Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   Levi Brown had a rough game against the St. Louis Rams last week.And that’s putting it nicely.Brown surrendered three sacks to Rams defensive end Robert Quinn, two of which resulted in Carson Palmer fumbles. “It seemed whenever there was a critical play in the game, it was Levi getting beat,” ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo Thursday. “I think some of the onus to correct those things, obviously, Bruce Arians has to address it.” Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Jaworski said the coaching staff needs to understand that Brown will need help, meaning the team will have to keep a tight end or running back in to help block. Doing that, though, forces Arians to adjust his game plan, limiting what the offense could attempt. The question is not if Brown was bad, but whether or not the 29-year-old, former first round pick will get better. Having missed all of last season due to an injury, it’s possible some rust needs to be shaken off. However, Jaworski doesn’t believe better days are on the way.“I don’t think it’s fixable right now, I really don’t,” he said. “I don’t know how you make a person’s feet get quicker at this point in their career.”Jaworski noticed other issues in Brown’s performance, and wonders how someone who is receiving as much coaching as the left tackle must be could have so many issues. Yet, unless something drastic happens, Jaworski believes having Brown at left tackle will lead to bad things for Arizona.“When you become a turnstyle and everyone is looking at that tape right now, saying, ‘Man, I can’t wait until we play the Arizona Cardinals,’” he said. “Guys are salivating to get to that side on the defensive end position or the linebacker position because they know they’re going to make All-Pro in these few games.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img – / 69 Patrick Peterson walks onto the field for a mini-camp practice June 8, 2016. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Your browser does not support the audio element. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo LISTEN: Patrick Peterson, AZ Cardinals cornerback Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires In 2014, the injury-ravaged Cardinals went into Charlotte with Ryan Lindley as their starting quarterback, and fell to a seven-win Panthers team by a score of 27-16. That day, the Cardinals set an NFL record for fewest yards in a postseason game, with 78.Things were supposed to be different last season, though, as the Cardinals once again visited the Panthers only this time with a mostly-healthy roster and with a berth in Super Bowl 50 on the line. It did not take long for things to go sideways, however, as the Cardinals went down 17-0 in the first quarter, trailed 24-7 at halftime and eventually lost 49-15.The first loss, while disappointing, was sort of expected. The second defeat, at least in terms of how it happened, came out of nowhere.“I don’t know how this happened, but all the five-star players did not play their best,” Peterson said. “And that’s unusual, for every top guy on your team to not play their best football.“I think a lot of it was once we got down, that 17-point deficit, a lot of guys started to press; a lot of guys felt that they needed to make a play to get us back in the game.”Peterson included himself in that group, pointing to a muffed punt in the second quarter. Trailing 17-7 but having built a little momentum after following their first touchdown by forcing a three-and-out from the Panthers, he raced toward mid-field trying to catch the ball while on the run with hopes of turning it into a big return. Odds are Patrick Peterson is not the only Arizona Cardinal who feels this way about the Carolina Panthers.He just happened to be the one who was asked about them Thursday morning by Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.“We owe ’em,” he said. “We owe those guys. The first time they got us without our best shot, the second time they got us with us fully-loaded.”Peterson, of course, is referring to the Cardinals’ last two playoff exits, both of which came courtesy of the Panthers in North Carolina. Instead, he overran the ball some, it bounced off his shoulder and then was recovered by Carolina’s Teddy Williams. Six plays later the Panthers were in the end zone, making the score a less-doable 24-7.“That punt return, I believe if I would have just fair caught the ball, and gave the offense back the possession right there — I believe it was at the 50 — that could have got things going,” he said. “And the next drive (after Carolina’s touchdown) I end up getting an interception; who knows if that would have happened or not, but now it’s a 10-point game and those guys were known for giving up leads, and that still was in the first half.“So I just believe a lot of guys were just pressing once we dug ourselves in that deep hole, but at the end of the day this team is so ready to get 2016 kicked off. I believe we’re a much better all-around football team than we were last year, and we can’t wait to see where it takes us.”last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter For those wanting to e

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterFor those wanting to experience the spectacular natural floorshow that occurs following the flooding of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, APT has announced a new 7-day Lake Eyre & Flinders Ranges small group 4WD adventure.With a choice of 16 departures available between March and April 2016, there will be plenty of opportunities to witness this rare occurrence, brought about following recent heavy rainfallLocated in the deserts of northern South Australia and covering thousands of hectares, the Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre water basin is the lowest natural point in the country. On the rare occasion that it floods it becomes the largest salt lake in Australia, taking on a characteristic pink hue and creating a natural masterpiece that attracts a vast array of bird life including white pelicans and finches and a vast array of flora.Travelling aboard one of APT’s custom built 4WD drive coaches in small groups of just 20 people, guests will visit Port Augusta, Lake Eyre, Birdsville, the Flinders Ranges, Wilpena Pound, Clare Valley and Adelaide.The first port of call on the tour is a visit to the award-winning Wadlata Outback Centre in Port Augusta. Then it’s on to Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre via Marree to see the lake in full flood. Guests will journey the rugged and remote Oodnadatta Track; have the opportunity to walk on the salt flats; and they’ll also enjoy an included flight to experience the deepest part of the lake from the air. Guests will also enjoy a stay at the iconic Birdsville Hotel from where they will board a flight to view the Birdsville Track from the air and also enjoy a return flight to Marree,Other highlights include the chance to explore the fascinating geological site of Brachina Gorge; the chance to see the Aroona Dam; a drive through the ghost town of Farina; journey through the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound; a visit to the Clare Valley to enjoy lunch at Skillogalee Winery; and travelling along the RM Williams Way. The final night includes a farewell dinner and an overnight stay at The Sebel Playford Adelaide Hotel.Priced from $4495 per person, twin share, included is all accommodation, transport and meals, the services of a dedicated Driver-Guide, all sightseeing, scenic flights, park and excursion fees, and transfers to and from the airport.Book before 29 February 2016 and save $600 per couple.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter The beginning of 2016

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThe beginning of 2016 marks the arrival of two new key staff members to Frasers Hospitality’s executive team with the appointment of a Director of Sales and Marketing at Capri by Fraser, Brisbane and a General Manager for Fraser Suites Perth.Frasers Hospitality offers four contemporary serviced residences in Australia designed to appeal to discerning business and leisure travellers alike including Fraser Place Melbourne, a unique offering centrally located in a hip Melbourne laneway, the award-winning Fraser Suites Sydney located in the heart of the CBD, the sleek five-star Fraser Suites Perth and the latest opening and first of its kind in Australia, Capri by Fraser, Brisbane.Having begun the role on 11 January 2016, Graeme Rutherford has already been welcomed by the Frasers Hospitality team as the new General Manager for Fraser Suites Perth. With over 20 years of operational experience, and most recently holding GM positions within the Rydges Hotel Group, Graeme brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the five-star Perth property.Prior to moving to Perth five years ago, Graeme has worked all across Australia and New Zealand with tenures in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Rotorua.Frasers are also pleased to announce the arrival of Stefan Fuchs, Capri by Fraser Brisbane’s new Director of Sales and Marketing commencing today. Stefan started his career in the hotel industry in Switzerland working his way up through various departments over time before moving to Australia. Since his move, Stefan has mainly worked across the Saville, Mantra and Stamford hotel groups in Brisbane and Canberra.Now calling Brisbane his home, Stefan is looking forward to working with the ever-expanding team at the newest Fraser’s property.“With our growing portfolio in Australia, both Stefan and Graeme bring a great deal of knowledge and expertise to their roles,” says Annette MacAndrew, Director of Sales and Marketing Australia.“Both roles are a crucial part of the business and we are extremely pleased to have these dynamic individuals join us in 2016.”Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter It would be hard not t

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterIt would be hard not to fall in love with Meraas Holding’s two-month-old Bulgari Resort and Residences, Dubai. On a white sand man-made promontory off Jumeirah Beach, the building – by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel & Partners – is absolutely gorgeous, outside and in. The C-shaped exterior is sleek cruise ship meets outsize white Chilewich mats with the arms of the five-floor building wrapped round areas of grey river pebbles in water and bleach white pebbles, water free, that echo the colour of the sand below. As well as having 101 main building bedrooms, to one side there are 20 freestanding villas, 13 of them facing the idyllic private beach.This is an immediate success, with room rates from US$800 and up, and weekends especially sold out: one local family seems to treat a particular villa as their automatic staycation base. And the hotel can only do even better once 165 residences, across the private marina, become occupied. After a really stunning sunset I looked across to the Marina Yacht Club and its seafood restaurant. I was thrilled, however, to be dining here at the hotel – and I was lucky enough to be with the GM, Pep Lozano, a charmer from Barcelona.Il Ristorante Niko Romito has a freestanding entrance just a few yards from the hotel’s main door. Bulgari, apparently, is now going to be working globally with Niko Romito, a one-time financier who took over his family bakery and started an empire that now includes Castel di Sangro, a boutique hotel in Casadonna with a Michelin three-starred restaurant, Reale.The food here was superb, and the service faultless (98 of the complex’s 477 employees are Italian). As he brought Bulgari olive oil and breads, for instance, the server explained the history of the dough – we could also have had one of the Bulgari wines, say Therra Poder Nuovo di G. Bulgari Toscana 2013. The antipasti was a work of art, consisting of at least 12 different dishes, each exquisite and served family style – I then went on Italian milk-fed veal, and limoncello. Breakfast, by contrast, is a somewhat uncomplicated affair, in a Café with a big terrace that allows you to watch the super-yachts coming in and out of the marina.But I can gush for ever. Take my glorious room, 220, one of the luxury hotel’s Bulgari Suites. The pale wood was satin smooth. A simple Nespresso machine came with hand-painted LSA cups that looked like jewels. I had shoe trees and Berluti shoe cleaning, and an easy-work safe. Nothing here was complicated – I could easily manage the curtains and the air conditioning. I did not, sadly, manage to read even one of the 140 books that formed the main decoration of the living room. What a brilliant idea to make one wall entirely a display of books, not standing military style, in neat vertical alignment, but some set diagonally, some horizontally, as forming an artistic pattern. Honestly, the owners and designers, helped by such a passionate GM, have done so much right. Oh yes, that passionate GM even thanked me for being there, but then thanking people is one of the greatest pleasures in his life, he says.Mary Gostelow travels over 300 days a year, doing one-night stands in top hotels around the world. Read her daily travelogue, www.girlahead.comGo back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_img RelatedMonarch launches new flights to Canary IslandsMonarch has launched new flights to Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria from a number of UK airports.Monarch launch first flight to Larnaca from BirminghamMonarch has been placed into administration and all Monarch search results have been removed from Skyscanner. You can find more information and advice here.New flights to Canary Islands to be launched by MonarchMonarch will launch year-round flights to Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura from a number of UK airports later this year Low-cost airline Monarch has announced details of its winter 2008/09 flight schedule.Flights are on sale now and include new and expanded services from London Luton, Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham.The new season will be the first winter outing for flights to the Cypriot holiday destination of Larnaca from Gatwick and Manchester. Three flights a week will run from both UK airports to the Cypriot city.Monarch’s recently renewed Manchester to Gibraltar service will also feature on the winter schedule for the first time.In addition, the airline has doubled the number of flights to Tenerife and Lanzarote from Gatwick and passengers looking for some winter sun will be able to fly to the Canary Islands from London Luton, Birmingham and Manchester.Liz Savage, managing director of scheduled services at Monarch, said: “We are seeing real demand for the Canaries this year and have responded with increased services from all our UK airports, as well as continuing to strengthen our position on our core routes.In addition, flights to Larnaca continue to be hugely popular and our successful routes from London Luton, which launched last year, and our new services from London Gatwick and Manchester, which launched earlier this year and will operate their first winter services this year, will all offer up to three flights per week from each airport.”ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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first_img RelatedLast minute flights: here’s how to find late travel dealsIn the era of budget airlines, are last minute flights dead? Not if you know how, when, and where to look… Here’s some tried and tested tips on how to bag a last minute flight bargain. Search for last minute flights nowCheap DIY Ski Trips: How to save on Ski HolidaysSkyscanner’s Guide to Cheap Skiing & snowboarding TripsThe best time to book cheap flightsWant to make sure you’re getting the best price for your flight? We’ve got the tool you need that’s just the ticket! Holidaymakers are likely to book their cheap flights before their hotels, the Times’ Ginny McGrath reports.According to the Frommers, the average person chooses to sort out their cheap flights 44 days prior to departure, yet waits another two days before considering which hotel to stay in.Meanwhile, car rental is a mere afterthought, with the average traveller booking a vehicle just 19 days before they are due to reach their destination.Ms McGrath compiled ten of the hottest online travel trends in the wake of her visit to the Travolution Summit and also chose to highlight the fact that it takes 29 days and 12 online searches to book the average holiday. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

4 Chania Crete Greece from £35 You may have bee

first_img4. Chania, Crete, Greece from £35You may have been put off Crete in the past by the high summer temperatures there. Not that basking in the sun seems like it would be that much of a chore just now, but if you prefer warm rather than hot, temperatures average a delightful 20 degrees C in April and 24 in May – ideal for wandering around Chania’s Venetian Harbour.From: Leeds Bradford5. Murcia, Spain from £41Fed up with cold fingers and toes? There will be no need for gloves and thick socks on La Costa Cálida. This 250km stretch is called ‘the Warm Coast’ for obvious reasons. With little rainfall and 3000 hours of sunshine in a year, the weather will surely be pleasant enough when you go.From: Birmingham6. Edinburgh, Scotland from £42Surely there’s some mistake? I want sun, not snow. If summer ever comes, there are in fact some seriously stunning beaches just a short distance from Edinburgh along the coast of the Firth of Forth, where you can build sandcastles, fire up the barbecue and, if you’re very brave, go for a bracing swim.7. Nice, France from £54The palms wave slowly in the sea breeze, the sun that beats down from blue Mediterranean skies… Wouldn’t you like to be strolling along the famous Promenade des Anglais, gazing out over the waves, contemplating a glace in a café, or maybe pausing on the beach to dip your tootsies in the Med? We would!From London Gatwick, Luton, StanstedReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related7 cheapest autumn sun spots under £50Escape to the sun for less than you think this autumn with these seven places you can fly to for under £50.10 flights to the sun under £100Spain? Turkey? Gran Canaria? It’s not too late to book a summer sun escape! 10 flights all for less than £100 return.6 cheap flights to the sun this summerNeed a holiday? You can still pick up a cheap flight to the sun leaving in just a few weeks. Here are six suggestions. Had enough of the snow? Get a date in the diary for an appointment with the sun. Book yourself a flight to the sun – here are seven all coming in at less than £60 return.1. Montpellier, France from £18*A southern city with style, substance and superb shopping where the sun shines for a lot longer through the year than here: Montpellier has much to recommend it. Take a city break for a couple of easy-going days or head from here on to the beaches that stretch along the lovely Languedoc coast.From: Leeds-Bradford, Birmingham2. Alghero, Sardinia from £20Ryanair are doing some serious deals right now, which means that if you are flexible with your flying days you can get a proper rock bottom price. Like this one to Alghero, the sun-bathed capital of the Mediterranean Italian island of Sardinia for just 20 squid in the last week of April.From: London Luton3. Argostoli, Greece from £29Not one of the places that usually comes to mind when it comes to Greek holiday destinations, Argostoli, on the island of Kefalonia, is a handy starting point for hopping around the Ionian islands, like Lixouri. Or head along the coast to the beaches and little coves of Lassi and Finari. If you’re swimming, look out for the local loggerhead turtles!From: London Stanstedlast_img read more

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first_imgView SurveyReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTuscany village on sale on eBayAn entire village in Tuscany has been put up for sale on eBay – yours for only £2 million.5 Most Romantic Cities in Italy5 Most Romantic Cities in ItalyFlights to Verona and Venice to commence from Doncaster SheffieldFlights to Verona and Venice to commence from Doncaster Sheffieldlast_img read more

St Lucia West Indies – Reported by Elite Travele

first_imgSt. Lucia, West Indies – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineEscape the winter blues to the sun-filled isle of St. Lucia. Cap Maison and Ladera, two island hotels unparalleled in comfort, have teamed up to offer the Peak to Beach Package Collection. The three-tiered all-inclusive programs start in January and last through December 19, 2012. Located on opposite ends of the island, the hotels offer delectable experiences spread over six nights, giving ample opportunity to traverse the tropical paradise and take in its myriad sights. The three options range from relaxation to adventure, all with a healthy dose of luxury thrown in.While all selections are sumptuous, The “Peak to Beach Ultimate Luxury” package is the stuff of incredible fantasy. Start off the trip with a three-night stay at Ladera in a Luxury Villa, complete with private plunge pool. Take in unobstructed views of Piton Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site, from your terrace as you enjoy a welcome bottle of signature local rum. Follow a private couple’s massage at breathtaking Paradise Ridge with a sumptuous meal at on-site restaurant Dasheene. The second leg of the journey is at Cap Maison, reached via a scenic 45-minute water transfer in a 27-foot power boat. Your three-night stay begins with a bottle of chilled champagne in your Oceanview Villa Suite. Take a dive in your personal pool then dry off on the roof terrace, which offers the highest sea views available. Another indulgent spa day is topped off by delicious fare at the spectacularly located Cliff at Cap restaurant, framed by the generous silhouette of the Pitons.Packages start from $5,750.www.capmaison.com www.ladera.comlast_img read more

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first_imgWashington, DC – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineAt this year’s NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue renewed his support for all of general aviation, including business aviation, by once again declaring an Aviation Appreciation Month in Georgia. The governor’s proclamation designated October 2010 to recognizing the importance of aviation in Georgia, and follows a similar one he issued in October 2009.“Business aviation is an ‘extender,’” Gov. Perdue said at NBAA’s Convention, which was held in Atlanta this year. “Time is money, but it’s more than money. All of us get the same amount of time, but aviation helps us use it more effectively.” The governor made his remarks after accepting NBAA’s 2010 American Spirit Award, given for his long-time support of aviation in Georgia.In his proclamation, Gov. Perdue notes: “Business aircraft improve efficiency, save money and open doors of opportunity to rural areas not reached by commercial aviation.”“NBAA applauds Governor Perdue for once again recognizing the value of business aviation, to citizens, companies and communities across Georgia,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “The Governor has long understood that the use of a business airplane helps promote the creation of jobs, provides service to small communities and helps companies of all sizes in the state compete and succeed. We thank Governor Perdue for his steadfast support for business aviation, and the many benefits it brings to the State of Georgia.”Gov. Perdue’s original Aviation Appreciation Month proclamation, in 2009, set in motion similar official gubernatorial statements in a number of other states, including Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia. All the proclamations echo the facts set forth in the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, which is co-sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.www.nbaa.org/advocacy/regional/20101101-Georgia-Proclamation.pdflast_img read more

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first_imgNew York, NY – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineOn September 25th, Max Mara’s iconic camel coat was the first product available for purchase exclusively through the Italian fashion house’s new online shopping platform.Introduced in 1981, the 101801, as it is known, is quietly classic yet effortlessly modern. Its double-breasted wool and cashmere blend lends it a traditional aesthetic, while its shapely kimono sleeves—which can be rolled up to suit various arm lengths—add a contemporary feel. An ideal length of 120 centimeters (about 47 inches) makes it a supreme fit for women of all sizes.To create a more personal mantle, names or initials can be embroidered on the inside label. A special lining will be used for coats from the e-commerce project, which will arrive in exclusive packaging three weeks after the order is placed.www.maxmara.comlast_img read more

Jewish collectors heirs want US painting on loan

first_imgJewish collector’s heirs want US painting on loan in Germany AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jan 30, 2019 6:16 am PDTcenter_img BERLIN — An impressionist painting from an American museum on loan in Germany has become the focus of attention because of allegations it may have been looted by the Nazis from a Jewish art collector.The Barberini Museum in Potsdam, near Berlin, said Wednesday the heirs of the Jewish collector are claiming ownership of Henri-Edmond Cross’ “Regatta in Venice” from 1903/04, which is on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas.German daily Bild first reported that the purported heirs of Jewish-French collector Gaston Levy have filed a complaint in Potsdam state court demanding the return of the painting.The Barberini Museum confirmed the court’s involvement and said it was in touch with the Houston museum and that both “see the clarification of the legitimate owner as an urgent obligation.”The Associated Presslast_img read more