Author: Miles

Weekly mortgage applications fall as the highest rates in a month are spooking spring buyers

April 24, 2019

Homebuyers had been brushing off the slight rise in rates during recent weeks, but as those rates move even higher, pruchasers are now pulling back. Overall mortgage application volume fell 7.3% last week from the previous week, but it was 6.6% higher than a year ago, thanks to stronger refinance volume, according to the Mortgage […]

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Could a computer ever create better art than a human?

April 23, 2019

Last year a portrait of Edmond Belamy sold for $432,000 (£337,000). A bit steep, you might think, for a picture of someone you’ve never heard of. And you won’t have heard of the artist either, as the picture was created by an algorithm drawing on a data set of 15,000 portraits painted between the 14th and 20th […]

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Aye Finance launches its not for profit company for advancement of micro enterprises

April 20, 2019

NEW DELHI: After successfully enabling the financial inclusion of over 1,00,000 micro enterprises, Aye Finance is launching its not for profit Company FAME (Foundation for Advancement of Micro Enterprises), under which it will run its CSR interventions. Social good is a core value at Aye and has been an inherent part of the impact the lender is making in the micro […]

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Woman on quest to become ‘real-life Barbie’ says lifestyle leaves her ‘no time to be friends’

April 13, 2019

A “real-life doll” who dresses only in pink and wants to change her surname to Barbie claims living as a “doll” has left her without any friends. The mother, who “doesn’t have time” to socialize with pals, has spent 120,000 pounds (just under $157,000) on her quest to be Barbie’s number one fan, which includes having a collection […]

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4 key ways countries can finance their SDG ambitions

April 12, 2019

A new global framework for financing sustainable development was established in 2015. Every country on earth signed up to the Global Goals, having recognized the critical importance of attracting private capital to finance those goals under the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. Over the past four years, the development finance community has made significant progress: a number of […]

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Nagpur cyclists pedal for healthy lifestyle

April 10, 2019

From raising awareness about autism to promoting healthy lifestyleand gender equality, cycling enthusiasts are pedalling ahead to bring about a change in their own little way….. The most recent ride for cause was organised on World Health Day. As many as 40 cyclists rode together amidst heavy traffic in the evening hours to educate people about the health […]

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Ben Stokes reveals change in lifestyle following incident in Bristol

April 6, 2019

Ben Stokes plays for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.   –  R. RAGU Ben Stokes, the England and Rajasthan Royals all-rounder, has revealed the brawl involving him in a bar in Bristol in September, 2017, has brought about a change in lifestyle. Stokes was found not guilty of affray by the Bristol Crown Court in August, 2018, […]

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April 5, 2019

Imagine you’re time-warped back to 1979 and tasked with constructing a personal computer. Could you do it? [RadicalBrad] thinks he can, and his 6502-based “Super VIC” build looks like it’s off to a great retrocomputing start. Most emulations of old hardware these days go the FPGA route, and while we respect those projects immensely, there’s something to be […]

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LSAC to provide scholarships for aspired Indian law student

April 3, 2019

LSAC announced new law scholarship for Indian students to provide them opportunities to study at best law schools in the country. The Law School Admission Council, USA (LSAC), a US – based, not-for-profit organisation devoted to promoting quality, access, and equity in law and education worldwide, on April 2, 2019, announced the new LSAT India […]

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‘Mortgage prisoners’ given help by City regulator

March 26, 2019

A change of rules aimed at helping lower the housing costs of thousands of so-called “mortgage prisoners” has been proposed by the City watchdog. Some 150,000 homeowners are stuck on high interest-rate home loans with unregulated or inactive firms, and are unable to switch to a cheaper deal. The Financial Conduct Authority has proposed loosening […]

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