In Kabaddi, the Indian mens team thrashed Bangladesh In Kabaddi, the Indian mens team thrashed Bangladesh 30-17 in the morning session before scrapping past Pakistan in the evening with a 9-8 result at the R G Baruah Sports Complex. The home team topped the league table with an unbeaten record. In the womens section, India toyed with their Pakistani opponents to emerge an easy 56-23 victors before thrashing Bangladesh 43-11 in their last league match to top the group with a clean slate. As far as football is concerned, the India U-23 team registered a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Bangladesh to breeze into the final of mens event. India led 2-0 at the interval. After Udanta Singh put India into the lead in the 22nd minute, Mawihmingthanga followed it up with a fantastic strike from outside the box five minutes before the interval. Changing over, Jayesh Rane sealed the fate in the 65th minute, which also saw Bangladesh coach Gonzalo Moreno being sent to the stands. In womens football, Kamala Devi Yumnam and Ngangom Bala Devi struck two goals each to power defending champions India to a 5-1 thrashing of Bangladesh and set up a summit clash with Nepal. The final will be a repeat of the 2010 Dhaka Games, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Monday. PTI PDS TAP AH AH
The Women’s Forum of New York presented The 7th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon benefiting The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum on Monday, June 19th at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.The 7th Annual Elly Awards LuncheonThe awards, named for the Women’s Forum founder Elinor Guggenheimer, honor outstanding women leaders. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Education Fund of the Women’s Forum, which has helped over 200 women over age 35, whose lives have been disrupted by extreme adversity, complete their college degrees.This year’s award recipients were Carolyn B. Maloney, U.S. Representative for New York’s 12th congressional district; Daryl Roth, producer of over 100 on and off Broadway productions, including seven Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, and winner of 10 Tony Awards; and Mariska Hargitay, actress, director, producer, advocate, Emmy award-winning star of NBC’s Law & Order: SVU and founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation, received a Special Elly Award.This year’s Elly Award celebrity presenters were Carole King, celebrated singer-songwriter, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, best-selling author and activist; Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, Tony Award-winning producer, Founder & CEO of Culturalist.com, and creator of Givenik.com; and Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films.Cheryl Wills, award-winning NY1 anchor and author, moderated a conversation on leadership with the honorees following the presentation of the awards.“The Women’s Forum of New York is comprised of the most accomplished and successful women in the city from every professional sector,” said Carolyn Carter, President of the Women’s Forum of New York. “We know from our own success how critical education is so our Education Fund is one way we ‘give back’ – helping women over 35 whose lives have been disrupted by extreme adversity complete their education and get their lives back on track. We hope we inspire them, because their dreams, drive and determination certainly inspire us.”“Thirty years ago, the Education Fund embarked on a mission to help women, who had overcome serious hardships in their lives, realize their dream of a college education,” said Ilene Wachs, President, The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum. “Since then, we are proud to have given over $1.25 million in grants to over 200 women to help them return to school, earn their degree and take their place in the world. Our grants have changed their lives, influenced their families and made a difference in their communities.”The 2017 Elly Awards:Legendary Chair: Lucy Jarvis.Honorary Chairs: Kay Koplovitz, Rosie Rios, Phillipa Soo.Chairs: Myra J. Biblowit, Ceci Kurzman, Suzanne Townsen.Committee: Beverly Beaudoin, Carolyn Carter, Janice Reals Ellig, Emita B. Hill, Ilene Wachs.GOLD SPONSOR: BNY Mellon.SILVER SPONSORS: Dede Thompson Bartlett, Citi, Con Edison, FIS, Lucy Jarvis, MetLife, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, Lulu C. Wang, Linda A. Willett, Wilmington Trust.BRONZE SPONSORS: Accenture, Georgette Bennett and Leonard Polonsky, Annabelle Bexiga and Chris McConnell, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Commonfund, Janice Reals Ellig, Fiduciary Trust Company International, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Veronica Hackett, JPMorgan Chase & Co., KPMG LLP, Barbara Marcus, Pershing, a BNY Mellon company, Muriel F. Siebert Foundation, Susan Skerritt, Time Warner Inc., The Travelers Companies, Inc., U.S. Bank.FELLOW SPONSORS: Maria R. Morris, Daryl Roth, Ilene Wachs.VIP’s who attended the event included: Carolyn B. Maloney; Daryl Roth; Mariska Hargitay; Carole King; Jordan Roth; Sheila Nevins, Cheryl Wills; Carolyn Carter; Ilene Wachs; Lucy Jarvis; Daisy Holmes, Barbara Marcus; Myra J. Biblowit; Ceci Kurzman; Suzanne Townsen; Beverly Beaudoin; Janice Reals Ellig; Loreen Arbus; and Teresa Priolo.The Women’s Forum of New York is the city’s premier organization of women leaders. The invitation only membership of more than 500 women represents the highest levels of achievement across all professional sectors from finance to fine arts. Started in 1974, the Women’s Forum of New York is the founding flagship of the International Women’s Forum, a global organization of 6,500 dynamic women leaders in 35 countries and 74 Forums around the world.
The team’s right-back defender knows that only one win in the last four competitive matches is not good for his club.Everton lost 3-1 against Wolverhampton Wanderers in yesterday’s English Premier League fixture.The team went down a couple of spots in the table and is now in the ninth position with just 33 points in 25 matches.The Blues have only nine wins in 25 matches, six draws and ten losses.They have scored 36 goals and received 36 goals.And for Irish footballer and team captain Seamus Coleman, his team is weak right now and has not been playing well.“It’s a massive disappointment for us,” he said to the team’s official website after his side lost 3-1 against Wolverhampton Wanderers.“We should be performing better, especially at home in front of our fans.”“We came off the back of a good result against Huddersfield, and I think that’s been the problem this season.“We can’t seem to get a run of games going,” he added.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“It was a tough goal to concede at the time [of the match],” he said about Raul Jimenez’ late goal.“It always makes it more difficult going into the second half,but we were still going out there for the second half hoping to put a bit more pressure on them, and it wasn’t the case.”“We’re fully responsible, the 11 lads on the pitch, and not many of us were good enough today,” he commented.“Jonjoe [Kenny] was prepared to come in, he came in, and I thought he did well.”“I think probably enough of us can’t say that we did the same and that’s the biggest disappointment today,” Coleman concluded.Everton February’s matches will take the team against Manchester City, then Watford, and after a big rest a visit to Cardiff City.FT. Defeat at Goodison. #EFCmatchday pic.twitter.com/6Bxh7Nwszv— Everton (@Everton) February 2, 2019
Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress leader was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Howrah’s Bagnan on Monday night. Police have so far arrested two persons in this connection. The incident has triggered tension after local Trinamool Congress activists put up road blocks on the National Highway 6 till late Monday night. Local Trinamool Congress leaders have alleged that BJP-backed goons have been behind the incident. TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee reacted sharply to the incident and said: “They create much hue and cry over what happens in Purulia. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThey come to Bengal to kill people. They try to establish a suicide incident as murder and suppress what is genuinely a murder incident.”According to the district police, the victim, Mohosin Khan stood in front of his house at Noapara at around 11.30 pm on Monday when some miscreants reached the spot on motorcycles. One of them suddenly took out a gun and shot him from a point-blank range. Khan fell on the ground after receiving two bullets in his head and abdomen. The miscreants fled the spot immediately. The family members of the victim have alleged that this was a preplanned murder. The district TMC leaders also alleged that the BJP-assisted criminals were responsible for it. An irate mob set some portions of nearby houses on fire. The situation turned hostile and senior police officers had to intervene to maintain law and order.
Kolkata: Senior Trinamool Congress leader and Lok Sabha member Abhishek Banerjee Friday donated his three months’ salary as an MP to the Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties. The donation followed the February 14 terror attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir that left 40 CRPF jawans dead. The Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties account accepts donations for the families of battle casualties. The donations received are utilised to pay financial assistance or grant to widows of the battle casualties, their next of kin and dependents. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose “As a token of my small contribution towards the welfare of the jawans as well as for the widows and children of the battle casualties, in my personal capacity, I would like to contribute my three months’ salary as a Lok Sabha MP to the Army Welfare Fund,” Banerjee said in a letter to the authorities concerned in the Fort William, headquarters of the Eastern Command. The MP is nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the president of the party’s youth wing. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata “As a responsible citizen of this nation, I stand united in solidarity with our armed forces in fighting terrorism and in defending the unity and integrity of India,” he said. Abhishek Banerjee had earlier advocated a legislation to ensure that one member of every household join the armed forces. Banerjee had also said there is need for bullet proof jackets for the jawans instead of bullet trains. Stating that it is time for even MPs and MLAs to inspire their children and grand children so that they join the armed forces, he had said he would inspire his own child to join the forces to serve the nation.
Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 11 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » May 2, 2019 Technology is moving fast. It’s shaping the way we live. Revolutionizing the way we interact and communicate. In fact, there’s little that’s been untouched by technology. Industries have been razed and new ones have been erected in their place seemingly overnight. Titans in business have collapsed and folded at the hands of technology. Blockbuster. Toys ‘R Us. Kodak. Yahoo. Nokia. Xerox. Names that once meant something have now disappeared into thin air. Today, they’ve been replaced by companies like Uber, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook and others that are leading the charge in the wake of a new era. They’re embracing change, reshaping and disrupting business as we know it. Yet, with all the technology and all the change, one industry has been left largely unscathed. Real estate. The truth is that selling your house is still such an antiquated process in this country. It’s based on an old model. One that relies on an endless array of friction. Can you sell your house fast today? It depends on your definition of fast. Is it as fast as ordering an Uber or renting a vacation rental on AirBnB? Heck no. Can you sell your house as quickly as you can get a mortgage to buy a new one on a site like Lending Tree? Nope. Unless you want to put your home out there on a fire sale for pennies on the dollar, you can’t sell it that fast by any measure. Today, you need to jump through hoops and hurdles. Endless streams of red tape. Agents. Commissions. And never-ending fees. These are the norm. Not the exception.Related: Learn How to Make Smarter Real Estate InvestmentsUnlike transportation, commerce and entertainment, real estate has been slow to change. The legalities and complexities are endless. Sure, there are quicker ways to sell your home. They involve going to companies that we call iBuyers. Meaning, they buy the asset themselves. Companies like OpenDoor, OfferPad, and even, Zillow, have all entered the fray. And for good reason. But does that enable you to get top dollar when selling it direct? Certainly not. How to sell your house fastAnyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with technology. As an engineer, I pour over bits and bytes, bending and prodding them to my will. I spend countless hours crafting intelligent code. Then countless more debugging and optimizing it. And for the past two years, I’ve been trying to solve this problem. It’s a big problem. The question is, how can you create a platform and a marketplace to sell your home in lightning speed and still get top dollar? And how do you do all of that without actually using a real estate agent to navigate the entire process? That was the genesis of Kribbz, the real estate company I’ve been building for the past couple of years. It’s a platform that uses blockchain, the safest and most secure way to store data — transactions are immutable and indisputable. In the near future, my hope is that it will remove all necessity for forking over a 6% real estate commission just to sell your home. But today, right here and right now, there are other ways to sell your home quickly. No, it’s not instantaneous like the platform we’re building. It’s a bit slower than that. Yet, if you play your proverbial cards right, there are methods and techniques you can use to get the most bang for the so-called buck. Again, it all depends on your definition of fast. Can you sell your home as fast as you can order an Uber? Not yet at least. But you can sell it moderately quickly. Here’s how. Understanding the mechanics of home sellingThere are some factors when it comes to selling your home that simply cannot be changed. These impact the speed of the sale. They’re things like location. You hear it all the time. Location, location, location. If your home is in a highly desirable neighborhood or located directly on the water, you’re probably in luck. It will most likely sell fast. Also, market forces. Is it a seller’s market? Or is it a buyer’s market? You can’t really change that aside from waiting it out. But you never know how long each will last. Related: 6 Amazing Tips on Turning Real Estate Into a Real FortuneSo how long does it typically take to sell a property? According to Zillow Research, the national average number of days a home spends on the market is 68 days. Of course, that depends on location and whether it’s a seller’s or buyer’s market. But it also depends on the price. If you’re looking for top dollar, expect to wait. And, if your home is in poor condition, don’t expect top dollar. For example, Zillow says that homes in Palo Alto, CA spent an average of 36 days on the market. In Peoria, Illinois? 136 days. 1. Sell your house to a wholesalerWhat most people don’t understand is that nearly 40% of all real estate transactions that happen in this country happen using all cash. That means there are no banks involved. It also means that most of the traditional hurdles of underwriting are gone. But wholesalers do something a bit more unique. They help middle man your house. Not for top-dollar. But you’ll get a fair amount. That’s for certain. They’ve lined up cash buyers on their end who tell them what inventory they’re interested in. All the wholesaler does is put your house under contract and flip it to a cash buyer. Often, this involves little to no money out of their pocket. So why would you flip it to a wholesaler? Well, it’s fast. Certainly faster than attempting to list it with a traditional agent. Now, how do you find a wholesaler? That’s a bit more complicated. They often find you. In their search for distressed sellers, they look for signs that properties are ready to sell at a deep discount. So what do you do if you don’t want to wait for them to find you? Use one of the national companies like WeBuyUglyHouses or any of the others out there. But keep in mind that you’re going to likely sell that asset at 60 to 70 cents on the dollar. Other ways are to source wholesalers on your own is to search on Google for something like “sell house for cash” followed by your state or your city name. You could also use Facebook Groups or LinkedIn to source cash buyers by searching for “cash buyers real estate” or other similar terms. 2. Find the top real estate agent in your areaOkay. There’s a real difference I need to highlight here amongst real estate agents. While I have nothing against them personally, here’s the truth. Most agents are well-intentioned. They certainly have every intention of selling your home for top dollar. And they want to sell it fast. But is that usually case? Not often. Most lament that realtors don’t quite do their job. The whole list-it-and-forget-it complaint seems to take center stage. And rightfully so. You’re giving up 6% of your home price at the end of the day. In the US, there are 2 million active real estate agents. Roughly 1.35 million of those are licensed agents. That’s according to the National Association of Realtors. But a very small portion of those licensed agents actually make money. And the longer they’re agents, the more likely they become top producers. You develop relationships over the years and over time your business balloons. And those are the agents you want to go after if you want to sell quickly. Related: 6 Advantages of Real Estate Investing for Savvy EntrepreneursSo how do you find a top real estate agent in your area? Simple. Just do a search online. Something like “best real estate agent in los angeles” or whatever area you’re in. Look for realtors with hundreds of positive reviews. Find the top producers and see if they’ll list your home for you. Does that mean you’ll sell it overnight? Certainly not. But going with a top producer who’s already developed relationships is the best chance you have for moving that property faster than the average in your area. 3. Dramatically reduce your priceLook, you can’t change the location of your home. You just can’t. But you can change the price. And depending on the temperature of the market, dramatically altering your price can seriously speed up the process. I’m not talking about a small price shift here. I’m talking about a major change in the asking price. If you’re listed at $400,000, dropping it to $350,000 is a dramatic change in price. Dropping it by $5,000 won’t do much for you here. What most people like to do is to remove the home from the MLS and relist it again. That’s well and good, but there is a history created on your property. Anyone can see the number of days it spent on the market. They’ll also know whether you’re a serious seller or not. Rather than removing it from the market and relisting it, just drop the price. Again, price is a huge motivating factor. Keep in mind that people love to things at a dramatic discount. Also, understand that your property has to be a great deal compared to other properties in the neighborhood. If you’ve dramatically dropped your price and you’re still pricey compared to the other homes, it won’t make a difference. People want a good deal. They would much rather buy the least expensive home in a neighborhood than the most expensive one. All the upgrades might matter to some people. But if you want to sell fast, it’s mostly about the price. 4. Consider a short sale of your homeMost of the time, when people want to sell fast, it’s because they’re underwater. We call these properties distressed. Why? Because, oftentimes, the debt owed on the property is more than the value of the home. That means that equity is non-existent. Plus, when you’re going through a divorce, the death of a spouse, or bankruptcy and other financial problems, it compounds the situation. And when you no longer have an income to pay the mortgage, that’s when you risk losing your home entirely. Related: How to Make Money Flipping HousesIt’s not a good situation. And if the bank has threatened you with foreclosure, there are things you can do. The most prominent? Ask the bank to do a short sale. What’s a short sale? First, it relies on the debt being more than the value of the home. But it also counts on all the lien holders agreeing to the sale. So, if you have 3 mortgages, they all have to agree on a short sale. If you have one, clearly your chances are better to short sale your home. How do you do it? You have to contact the primary note holder. That’s the largest mortgage holder on your home. If you only have one mortgage, great. Contact that bank. Tell them about your situation. Then, find out who you need to speak to in order to get out from underwater. Yes, it’s embarrassing and humiliating. But it’s certainly better than a foreclosure. It’s better than being evicted from your own home. 5. Transfer your mortgage to someone elseOkay, the last way to sell your home quickly might be to transfer your mortgage to someone else. But it also means that your mortgage must be assumable by someone else. You’ll need to read your mortgage docs to figure this out. But if it is assumable, then you’re in luck. This could even mean that you could stay in your home and rent it. Is this a common scenario? No. Yet it is possible. You just need to do a bit of leg work to make it happen. Keep in mind that whoever the new “borrower” is, they need to qualify for that mortgage. And that might take some hoops to jump through. And if you’re truly buried under debt and can’t make your payments, it might not be the fastest way to get out of your home. But it is an option. How long does it take? Again, it all depends. Contact your bank and see if this is even a thing. If it is, you’ll also need to find the person who’s willing to assume the mortgage in the first place. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.