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first_imgNo related posts. WASHINGTON, D.C. — In two years as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde has steered the agency beyond the arrest of her predecessor and helped engineer its largest and perhaps most controversial program — the rescue of the euro zone. Criticism has been intense, with the IMF blamed — and accepting partial responsibility — for pushing the region into recession with its recommended austerity measures and for not being forceful enough in securing early debt relief for Greece.Lagarde has been stymied on other fronts: Plans to hand over more power at the IMF to developing countries is stuck, pending U.S. approval. But the euro crisis has eased and the global economy growing. The big issue now is how the world will transition to an era when central banks start reducing their crisis-driven support programs.The former French finance minister chatted recently in her office about the outlook for central bank withdrawal, lessons learned from Greece and other topics. Excerpts follow:To what degree are you disappointed in U.S. leadership on the governance issue and the fact that this is still lingering?The organization functions. We have been able to significantly increase our resources and our capacity to engage, moving from a little over $300 billion to over a trillion dollars — notwithstanding the fact that the U.S. did not contribute or support that move. We have been able to respond to the demands of the membership. Whenever support was expected, we have delivered. And it is really only on the governance reform . . . that we have been stuck. If anything, it has undermined the position of the one member whose ratification would trigger the governance reform implementation and the quota increase. I think everybody would like to complete the process. Let’s face it. It has been around a long time.You came in from the French Finance Ministry with a certain perspective on what needed to happen in Europe. Looking back on the European program and criticisms of that and earlier, parallel criticisms of the IMF through the Latin and Asian crises, do you see any clear reform needed in the way these issues are handled?It is the fate of this organization to be criticized and to be seen as a negative force at the time it prescribes … reforms, fiscal consolidations, in consideration for loans. That is what happened in Latin America, in Asia and in Europe. We intervene at a time when no other tools, no other methods, no other political coalition has been able to restore the situation. We come in as the firefighter. We come in as the doctors, if you will. And the prescription we give is resented. That is very much part of our fate.I have been unbelievably encouraged in my traveling in Asia but also in Latin America at the reaction of some political leaders who have said, ‘Thank goodness the IMF was there to help us rebuild, recapitalize our banking system, consolidate fiscally, reorganize our economy.’ I think that if there is one institution that needs to be judged ex post — and sufficiently ex post that countries have been able to judge the results — it is the IMF.But there has been research by staff at the IMF — on issues like austerity and debt relief — that seems to suggest that future programs may look different. Has groundwork been laid for a different approach? That you are more likely to call for upfront debt restructuring? Or less likely to press austerity?I don’t think we are there yet. It is a matter that is under review. The staff is working on several papers . . . and we will reach conclusions at the end of that process. The debt situation in many countries around the world requires an intellectually honest approach. And we are doing that.And this process could get at the protocols that the fund carries into its crisis analysis?If there is one thing that certainly I have learned, it is that it is country-specific every time. Greece is different from what we had in Ireland and from Portugal and from Spain and Italy. So to just indicate that it will have to be reviewed differently — you know, Japan and Greece are a hundred percent apart [in their debt to gross domestic product], and yet one has access to markets and one doesn’t.Let’s phrase it this way: From your time in the corporate world, there are sensitivities to which mistakes you are more willing to make than others.I would rather not make any.But to the degree you have to do your risk analysis, is the fund now in a situation where it would rather take the moral hazard risks that were present in Europe — whether lending to countries would encourage them to keep overspending — than take on the risks of too harsh austerity, or that it is more willing to say upfront that a country is insolvent and needs debt relief?It is a question of spillover effects or systemic consequences. I don’t have any regret about the way we addressed the European crisis, simply because [the euro zone] was built and engineered in such a way that it could not have resisted the systemic consequences that would have resulted from another approach. And I am pleased to see that, maybe a little bit because of what we said and did, a firewall has finally been built. . . .And there is recognition that if that firewall is not big enough, it should be increased. If we had prescribed anything different at the time, I think we could have had serious problems.People have commented that since the European Central Bank announced programs that seem to keep the euro zone intact, other reforms seem to have slowed down. What’s your diagnosis of this? Is it the politics of the moment? Or is there a more fundamental schism involved — north-south, Hollande-Merkel, however you want to characterize the poles — that probably means slow progress?The crisis has reinforced their common determination to hang in there together. Only a year ago, there was a sense that the euro zone would break up into pieces, that there would at best be northern euro zone, southern euro zone. There was a sense that Greece might be out of the game, and why not others? That has completely changed. . . . They have built a lot. They have done lots of things that would have been considered impossible three years ago. But they still have a lot of work to do.But are you worried that they are stuck? No one is saying we should not have a euro. But neither are many saying they are all in with Brussels, let’s finish the process. There seems to be a middle ground that is not the efficient monetary union we’ve been discussing for three years.At least we have a European Central Bank, which has done an awful lot to keep the thing together. It created space for [European leaders] to strengthen the architecture of the euro zone.Aren’t you worried that this process is losing momentum?Every time the crisis moves away, every time the urgency abates, the energy and the drive to reform and to rebuild wanes a little bit. That is the history of the European construction.That being said, all of these reforms — you can have acute crisis and you can have chronic ones, and it seems that they have traded acute crisis for chronic ones of low growth and less job opportunity.Which I don’t think is bearable for the long term. Which is why also it is comforting to see that Germany, for instance, is looking at stimulating its economy, not increasing taxes going forward, and participating in the growth and jobs debate in a proactive fashion.What about the other contenders here — France, Italy, Spain? What is holding them up from finishing the reforms that are needed?I think confidence is a big factor. I am not going to comment on France, but if you look at some of the other countries, they have done an awful lot to do fiscal consolidation. Italy was in primary surplus, and both of them have restructured their labor markets despite entrenched interests and sort of strong cultural trends. Yet reforms have begun. They have both restructured and strengthened the financial market.Since you did the last report on the U.S., it seems like Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke declared the end of the era. What dynamic is this unleashing? What concerns do you harbor about this unwinding that is going to occur over the next years? Is there high-frequency data you have started to monitor?We have teams whose job it is to look at high-frequency indices. I don’t want to be riveted to what happens on a daily basis. They alert me if things are heading in the wrong direction.What we see is that in quite a few of these emerging-market economies, measures have been taken, the market has deepened, issuance of bonds has varied, including in local currencies. And I think that some of them — not all of them — have strengthened their fundamentals to such an extent that I don’t think they would be the victims of reasonable, well-programmed, well-communicated unwinding of the super accommodative monetary policy of the central banks.Number two, we have significantly reviewed, explored, debated and finally revised our position on capital flows and the management of capital flows. And we certainly think that countries which, once they have exhausted the various macroprudential policies, that they can resort to some capital flow management. We still think that the unwinding has to take place in an articulated way, with proper transitioning, not abruptly. And when I say well articulated — taking into account the potential spillover effects to other markets, not just the domestic consequences.People have said these years of accommodation have left the world economy …Addicted.Withdrawal is always painful.If it is gradual, if it is properly announced and at the same time other policymakers make the right decisions on fiscal, growth and structural measures — that they take the baton from the central bankers — it should work.© 2013, The Washington Post Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Survey Home Buyers Overall Pleased with Purchase Experience

first_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Survey: Home Buyers Overall Pleased with Purchase Experience Share Almost two-thirds of homeowners who purchased homes in the past 10 years consider their home-buying experience “”excellent”” or “”very good,”” according to “”survey results””:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/td-bank-unveils-mortgage-service-index-to-evaluate-consumer-experiences-with-home-financing-201048291.html released Tuesday by “”TD Bank,””:http://www.td.com/about-tdbfg/our-business/index.jsp based in Portland, Maine. [IMAGE]However, among the positives, TD Bank did find some room for improvement in certain areas. About 55 percent of survey respondents rated their ability to find a good real estate agent and their experience with the inspection and appraisal process as “”excellent”” or “”very good.”” Finding the right lender seemed to be a little more difficult than finding the right real estate agent. About 53 percent of respondents rated their ability to find the right lender as “”excellent”” or “”very good.”” The same percentage ranked the length of the home-buying process in one of these two top categories. [COLUMN_BREAK]Banks fared relatively well in the survey with 66 percent of respondents saying their experience with their bank was either “”excellent”” or “”very good.”” When choosing a bank, respondents generally considered two banks or lenders before selecting one. About 47 percent chose a bank where they had no existing accounts at the time, while about 34 percent worked with their primary bank. Among those who rated their overall home buying experience as positive, 83 percent reported having “”very good”” interaction with their lender, which according to TD Bank reveals “”how critical banks and lenders are to customer attitudes toward creating a positive home buying experience.”” More than half but less than two-thirds of survey respondents said they were kept informed throughout the application process, said their lender “”showed adequate responsiveness,”” and considered their lender accessible. Twenty-four percent considered the home buying process “”very stressful”” or “”extremely stressful,”” and another 45 percent considered the process “”somewhat stressful.”” TD Bank also found a majority of home buyers applied for their mortgages in person–about 65 percent–while the remainder applied online. “”Our Mortgage Servicing Index research showed that in today’s low-interest environment, where most lenders can offer historically low rates, home buyers should be particularly focused on finding a home financing partner who is accessible, responsive and transparent throughout the home buying process,”” said Michael Copley, EVP of retail lending at TD Bank.center_img Agents & Brokers Appraisals Attorneys & Title Companies Customer Satisfaction Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Processing Service Providers 2013-04-03 Krista Franks Brock April 3, 2013 442 Views last_img read more

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first_img FDA inspects Del Monte facility after vegetable tr … Costa Rica: Protests block shipping port, lead to … Garcia explained that pear lines have in the past been converted from apple lines, and said that in 2010 that the company initiated a project to find and install machinery made just for pears. Diamond Fruit Growers chairman Scott Halliday (left), Diamond President David Garcia and Unitec CEO Angelo Benedetti cut the ribbon at the packing facility in Hood River, OR.“We wanted to be here another 100 years,” Garcia said of the century-old operation. “And [in the search for a specific line] we quickly discovered there was not a lot of new technology in pears.”A research team traveled to Europe and found an apple line that had been adapted for pears in the Netherlands using optic sorting.Garcia said the team then went to Unitec, which said that while there was no such line in operation, there were ideas for one. Within about a year Unitec had preliminary plans for a start-to-finish pear line.The full design took a couple of years, and a prototype was used by Diamond for the 2017 season. This year the fully operational line is running and it kicked off the pear season the week of July 16.“This gives us a method to keep product consistent and providing the consumer with a better product,” Reasor said.Marboe added: “We are excited to have this new line for our customers, growers and the industry. The technology behind it with the optical sorting, sizing and other capabilities is going to help keep the pear category growing in the right direction now and the future.” You might also be interested in U.S.: Listeria concerns prompt pre-emptive Henry A … center_img Diamond Fruit Growers’ new 18-lane sizer will run 100 bins per hour, replacing two presizing machinesU.S.-based fruit company Diamond Fruit Growers has invested in what it says is the world’s first pear line, which addresses the fruit’s specific characteristics.In what he called “investing for the success of the future”, Diamond Fruit Growers Chairman Scott Halliday unveiled the Unitec line on July 16 at a ceremony in Hood River, Oregon.Also present at the ceremony were Unitec CEO Angelo Benedetti along with Diamond president David Garcia and Brett Reasor and Scott Marboe of Starr Ranch Growers, which formed an exclusive sales partnership with Diamond Fruit Growers in 2008 to create the Diamond Starr Growers brand. Halliday said Unitec had designed  “the biggest, baddest pear line in the world.”The new 18-lane sizer will run 100 bins per hour, replacing two presizing machines. Garcia said that 12-15 employees can run the machine each shift, compared to 75 employees per shift with the previous line.Shrink is expected to be reduced by half with the gentler handling.“This is the first pear line in the world to flip pears over from one side to the other,” Garcia said. “All other lines roll them through like an apple.” Shipping companies drop British flag to avoid Brex … July 23 , 2018 last_img read more

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first_imgJeff will be part of both the “Road Scholars” program, which connects experts to an inquiring public in communities throughout Arizona, and the “Speakers in the Schools” program that provides lecturers for free to K-12 curricula throughout the state. January 24, 2014Cosanti Foundation president Jeff Stein has been named to the Arizona Humanities Speaker’s Bureau.Arizona Humanities is an arm of the National Endowment for the Humanities that supports scholars and discussions of cultures, peoples and histories of the state, and now, discussions of Arcosanti and Arcology.last_img read more

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Fadnavis has been facing intense heat from the Opposition.In an exclusive interview to Firstpost at his Silver Oak Estate residence in South Mumbai Pawar came down heavily on the implementation of the farmer loan waiver scheme "In the UPA regime we provided the highest loan waiver in the country of Rs 71000 crore Out of that Maharashtra received over Rs 8000 crore in loan waivers in 2008-09" recalled Pawar "What we did was simple: We appointed a committee and after it submitted a report we held a discussion with banks We directly deposited the money into banks We asked banks for a list of defaulting farmers in according to branches and then waived the loans It’s so simple But the BJP-led government and especially the chief minister has no faith in banks It’s very shocking to me" File image of Sharad Pawar PTI Further the NCP supremo believes the state government has indulged in the jugglery of figures "It’s not just banks Fadnavis lacks faith and trust in his own departments and bureaucrats He is creating a parallel body of officers that is only working for him instead of the state I have never seen such a childish Maharashtra chief minister in the past" Pawarlashed out "As a chief minister you have to have full faith in the system machinery banks and officers But unfortunately Fadnavis ordered online forms links to Aadhaar cards and other information that is unrelated to farm loans In rural Maharashtra there is load-shedding for more than eight hours a day Even if there was uninterrupted power supply how will illiterate farmers fill up online forms It’s stupidity" elaborated Pawar "I also read in a section of media (and heard from other sources) that the chief minister alleges there was a scam in the distribution of loan waivers last time (under the UPA regime) It’s a baseless allegation He is chief minister and has all the powers to check and if required demand an inquiry into the last loan waiver" The former Union minister pointed out that when the previous regime waived farmer loans the process was wrapped up within weeks "We deposited the amount directly in banks and this time too the so-called loan waiver amount was also given to the banks So what is the difference" he asked "It’s just the style and propaganda of the BJP They make fake promises and they lie loudly" He went on to mention that difficult conditions were deliberately added (to the loan waiver scheme) to exclude a large number of farmers "The government changed the conditions for the loan waivers time and again by issuing new Government Resolutions (GRs) almost every other day The government does not know the nuances of administration" The government had maintained thatAadhaar-based linking will prevent duplication and fake accounts from benefitting from the loan waiver "First off all Aadhaar is not mandatory for loan waivers and banks never asked for Aadhaar cards for loan waivers To demonstrate ‘Digital India’ the state government is running on the Centre’s instructions" 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for daily walks with my baby in the winter people took pity on us and offered me rides Meanwhile in my native Sweden kids gear up to go outside every day regardless of the weather both at home and at preschool Forget flash cards wall words and kindergarten readiness Scandinavian parents are keener to have their young children climb trees and dig for earthworms than learn academic facts But this is far from the only surprising difference between the two parenting cultures Let your baby nap outside all year Most Scandinavian parents are so adamant about giving their infants and toddlers fresh air every day that they let them take their naps in prams outside Yes even in the winter and even in freezing temperatures The advantage of this practice Parents report that babies take longer and deeper naps when they sleep comfortably bundled up outside in the cold and most felt the practice was healthy because of the fresh air according to one Finnish study Doctors also recommend it as a way to decrease childrens exposure to germs and reduce the risk of infection Don’t obsess over gender Nope you wont find any gender reveal parties or other ceremonies revolving around the sex of a baby in Scandinavia In fact hospitals in Sweden typically wont share the sex of a baby even if they can see it during a sonogram so most parents-to-be dont know what theyre having until the day the baby is born Parents feel strongly about treating boys and girls the same and are no stranger to protesting companies whose clothing or toys cement stereotypical gender roles Some parents even choose to send their children to gender-neutral nursery schools where the pedagogy specifically focuses on breaking with traditional gender roles Don’t use corporal punishment Sweden was the first country in the world to ban spanking and all other forms of corporal punishment in 1979 and its neighbors Finland and Norway soon followed suit Although spanking was once a common way to discipline your child more and more parents voluntarily moved away from the practice in the 1960s as "the continuous growth of a democratic egalitarian ideal meant that more and more Swedes felt that all people children too should enjoy equal protection from violence" according to the official site of Sweden Today using any type of physical discipline is a foreign concept to Scandinavian parents Relax about nudity Scandinavian parents encourage young kids to run around in their birthday suit outside whenever the temperature permits Instead of thinking of nudity as something shameful parents believe its important for children to be knowledgeable about and feel comfortable with their own bodies This belief is reflected in childrens books which sometimes sport anatomically correct illustrations of children with no clothes on And when the Swedish public service TV launched a cartoon for preschoolers featuring a singing penis and vagina (called "Willie and Twinkle" in the English version) it quickly became a viral sensation Not because parents were outraged but because most of them loved it Encourage your kids to run wild and get dirty Messy wild play outdoors is seen as a perfectly natural even cherished part of childhood in Scandinavian society and parents welcome muddy boots scraped knees and piles of filthy clothes as proof that their children had a good day filled with adventure and exploration Scandinavians happily forgo both pocket-sized hand sanitizers and chlorine-infused toy-cleaning routines and dont panic if their charges happen to sample a clump of dirt Recent studies suggest that theyre on to something as microbes in the soil may help kids and their immune systems become more resilient to allergies and asthma The subjects of those studies Americans Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors This story originally appeared on xoJanecom At the risk of sounding like one of those people who shows up on the Internet to complain about something completely pointless can I just vent real quick Last week Pantone unveiled the 2015 Color of the Year and immediately everyone ran their typical headlines "Youll Be Seeing This Color Everywhere in 2015" and "The Trendiest Hue for All Your Holiday Parties" This year’s Color of the Year is Marsala for those playing along at home I think its time for us to all step back take a breath and collectively agree to just calm the eff down Ive never really gotten the whole Color of the Year thing for many reasons For one its just such a forced trend I have a weird relationship with trends in general because I always want to rebel against them on principle and yet embody each and every single one of them because I have a horrible fear of being left out and also want to be viewed as one of the cool kids So theres that What makes a trend ~trendy~ is that it happens organically People see something respond to it and incorporate it into their own lives Like I dont know dark lipsticks messy fishtail braids or literally anything on Pinterest All of that caught on because that stuff is cute No one just decided on those certain things and handed them down to us The whole concept of the Color of the Year just seems very manufactured like a bunch of execs were sitting around a board room in gray suits analyzing pie charts and bar graphs whatever those are to figure out which color would sell the best throughout the coming year then making that the color of the year Its just BORING And doesnt officially declaring something a hot item automatically negate any cool factor it once had Whats interesting about a certain color if were all going to be wearing it And could you ever actually hear yourself saying "Oh yeah this Its the Color of the Year" Id rather go blind Maybe its the fact that the Color of the Year never feels very thought out Pantone always partners with Sephora for a Color of the Year collection which is an awesome idea in theory but the execution always seems to fall a little short The Color of the Year for 2014 was Radiant Orchid and the year before that Emerald Good on Sephora and Pantone for not being afraid of vibrant colors but neither of the aforementioned shades struck me as being very wearable nor flattering on any skin tone I realize that this is just a matter of taste but still I would think it would be a factor that would inform the decision on what color youre going to be marketing to the masses This years color Marsala is in my opinion the most versatile color Pantone has chosen in a while They describe it as "a naturally robust and earthy wine red Marsala enriches our minds body and souls" SIGH The images accompanying the announcement play up the luxuriousness of Marsala Everywhere you look there are plush fabrics mulled wine berries and of course macarons What would a photo shoot in 2014 be without a macaron Theyre serving up the color to be perfect for the holidays very warm able to be incorporated into your clothes makeup your couch your kitchen whatever As colors go I actually kind of like this one because its sort of an in-between of like five other colors Its vague All of my favorite colors are lifeless and boring and this one fits right in Marsala is like a darkened dusty rose a muted brick red with a tiny bit of taupe thrown in there for good measure Its a nice departure from the jewel tones of the last couple of years Its also a lot more in line with what is actually going on in fashion right now I dont think its a coincidence that Marsala pairs very well with this 90s revival weve been seeing with the darker makeup and brown lipsticks But do we really need to pair one trend with another That almost seems like it defeats the purpose of having a color of the year if theyre just going to align it with what we were already doing anyway Is it just me Are you down with having a color of the year every year Trends even at their silliest and most pointless are supposed to be fun and I am the last person to hate on something thats simply supposed to bring us a little joy After all Ive been known to lose my mind over a color-changing nail polish or whatever so its not like I take any of this too seriously It just seems a little forced To me the people who would respond to the Color of the Year are the same people who would wear a band T-shirt without actually knowing any of the bands music just because they think it makes them cool (he types wearing an AC/DC T-shirt unable to name a single AC/DC song) Am I putting too much thought into this Am I taking this too seriously Have I become what I fear the most: A hater What trends do you hate How do you feel about marsala Was that seriously the cutest name they could come up with Tynan Sinks is a Beauty/Style contributor for xoJane Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors When I became a mom in the U. 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This isn’t the first time Khamenei seemed to be mocking Trump on social media.On 12 May a picture ofKhameneireading a Persian-language edition of Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury which claims that life in Donald Trump’s White House is chaotic was posted on his Instagram feed leading to raised eyebrows This occurred days after ties between the US and Iran took a significant turn for the worse the BBC reported Trump that week pulled the US out of a multi-country deal that suspended sanctions on Iran while limiting its nuclear activities calling it "defective at its core" and placed more sanctions on Tehran? 38 have CEOs with an approval rating of 90% or higher. it was deduced that selfishness was responsible for the short lifespan of the last board. whose name has not yet been revealed, an archaeologist at Texas A&M University in College Station.m. read more

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it takes a while to get to a stage where everybody is comfortable.The screen cleared.e. Rhaegar Targaryen + Lyanna Stark = Jon Snow The season six finale along with a HBO infographic all but confirmed this to be true However it still has not been explicitly stated Luckily the show seems to be moving toward revealing the full story surrounding Jon’s birth with a throwaway line in Sunday’s episode serving as a thinly veiled reference to the fact that he is actually a trueborn Targaryen The final scene of “Eastwatch” saw Jon and six companions set out into the wilds beyond the Wall But before we find out how the King in the North fares in his quest to capture a wight let’s recap what we know about his true heritage and how that may change things going forward HBO Who is Jon Snow Jon has come a long way from the brooding teen we met in the Game of Thrones pilot After leaving Winterfell where he was long mistreated by Catelyn Stark for being her husband Ned’s bastard he spent the show’s first five seasons rising through the ranks of the Night’s Watch eventually becoming Lord Commander However following his murder at the hands of his sworn brothers and subsequent resurrection Jon left his post at Castle Black to retake Winterfell from the Boltons He was named King in the North in the season six finale and has since been on a mission to convince the people of Westeros that their true enemy is not each other but rather the army of the dead Who is Jon Snow’s mother Jon along with nearly everyone else in Westeros believes he is the illegitimate son of Ned Stark and a lowborn woman But thanks to flashback scenes in which Bran Stark witnessed Ned’s final conversation with Lyanna following his and Howland Reed’s defeat of Arthur Dayne and the Targaryen kingsguard at the Tower of Joy viewers know this isn’t the case Jon is actually the child of Ned’s younger sister Lyanna who made her brother promise to conceal Jon’s identity out of fear that Robert Baratheon her former fiancé would kill Jon if he found out the truth See how the Stark and Targaryen family trees connect Photo Illustration by James Kim for TIME; HBO Who is Jon Snow’s father Although Thrones has yet to definitively acknowledge the identity of Jon’s father HBO released an infographic following the Tower of Joy reveal that seemed to confirm he is the child of Rhaegar Targaryen Rhaegar was the eldest son of the Mad King who had two children with his wife Elia Martell (the older sister of Oberyn) He was killed during Robert’s Rebellion by Robert Baratheon for allegedly kidnapping and raping Lyanna who had been betrothed to Robert However some fans have long suspected that the two were actually in love and ran away to be together In the books multiple characters Jorah Mormont Jaime Lannister and even Ned have positive opinions of Rhaegar and hint that he did not take Lyanna against her will The show has also slipped in some clues to this point Oberyn Martell When Oberyn arrived in King’s Landing to attend Joffrey Baratheon’s wedding to Margaery Tyrell he had a conversation with Tyrion Lannister in which they discussed Rhaegar’s marriage to Elia “The last time I was in the capital was many years ago another wedding My sister Elia and Rhaegar Targaryen the Last Dragon” he said My sister loved him she bore his children swaddled them fed them at her own breast Elia wouldn’t let the wet nurse touch them And beautiful noble Rhaegar Targaryen left her for another woman” His last comment seems to suggest that Rhaegar left Elia to build a relationship with Lyanna not take her hostage Barristan Selmy “Rhaegar never liked killing he loved singing” Ser Barristan once told Daenerys Targaryen Barristan was not only extremely close to Rhaegar but had a reputation as one of the most honorable men in the Seven Kingdoms It seems likely that he wouldn’t have continued to speak highly of Rhaegar unless the rumors Robert spread were not true Arthur Dayne Ser Arthur was the best swordsman in Aerys II “The Mad King” Tagaryen’s kingsguard However instead of sending him into battle during Robert’s Rebellion Rhaegar stationed him at the Tower of Joy to protect Lyanna This implies that Rhaegar loved Lyanna and was willing to do anything to keep their unborn child safe Helen Sloan—HBO This Means Jon Snow is a Targaryen With Rhaegar as a father Jon would be the only half Stark half Targaryen in existence But does any of this matter if he’s still technically a bastard As it so happens that may not be the case While reading one of Sam’s Citadel books aloud in “Eastwatch” Gilly noted that a High Septon Maynard had issued an annulment for a “Prince Ragger” an apparent mispronunciation of Rhaegar and remarried him to someone else at the same time in a secret ceremony in Dorne If this person was Lyanna it would make Jon a trueborn Targaryen and give him an even greater claim to the Iron Throne than Daenerys MORE: To stay up to date on everything Game of Thrones follow our all-encompassing Facebook page and sign up for our exclusive newsletter Are Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen related Thrones may be setting up a romance between Jon and Daenerys but if Jon really is the blood of the dragon the two are pretty closely related Rhaegar was Dany’s older brother which would make her Jon’s aunt However the Targaryens have a long history of incest having spent over 300 years wedding brothers to sisters to keep their bloodline pure With that being said a union between aunt and nephew seems within the realm of possibility Who knows about Jon Snow’s parents Thanks to his ability to see the past Bran Stark is the only character at this point who seems to be aware of the truth of Jon’s heritage However considering the fact that Howland Reed was the only survivor of the showdown at the Tower of Joy other than Ned Stark he may also be in the know Unfortunately a present-day version of Howland has never appeared on the show and in the books he hasn’t left Greywater Watch a moving castle that can’t be reached by raven since Robert’s Rebellion The sixth episode of Game of Thrones‘ seventh season airs Aug 20 at 9 pm on HBO Write to Megan McCluskey at meganmccluskey@timeinccomAugust 31 is the 20th anniversary of the stunning tragic death of Princess Diana in Paris France when Dianas chauffeured Mercedes hit a pillar inside an underpass just after midnight killing her her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed and her driver Henri Paul As the news quickly circulated theories about the causes of the crash also spread with some veering into conspiracy Did the ruthless paparazzi in hot pursuit of the car cause the driver to panic Had the royal family murdered her to avert an embarrassing marriage Twenty years later these conspiracy theories still persist Ive taught classes and researched the nature of conspiracy theories for over a decade and Im especially interested in the role of logic in these conspiracies how its used to warp and concoct stories that explain extraordinary events In the end our reasons for entertaining conspiracy theories about luminaries whether its the princess of Wales or John F Kennedy often have more to do with our lives than theirs What people were saying Shortly after Princess Dianas death numerous notions started to circulate suggesting conspiracies against her Some suggested that MI6 the British Secret Intelligence Service caused the crash by blinding Dianas driver with a strobe light The thinking went that the royal family wanted to prevent Princess Diana from marrying her boyfriend Fayed the son of a prominent Egyptian billionaire (Others say that Diana was pregnant with Dodi Fayeds baby) Some have also been suspicious about the emergency response to the accident The initial call notifying emergency services came at 12:26 am; she arrived at the Pitié-Salptrière Hospital in Paris (35 miles away) at 2:06 am, And this is just a partial list of the unfortunate product of the legislatures elected under this biased legislative apportionment. 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While traditionally there are no female actors in their family, the US and coalition forces, #1DayToJollyLLB2, For all the latest Delhi News,this time we want citizens to take up the responsibility and several roads and islands will be made available for the purpose, said Sunil Kesarigarden superintendentPMC Kesari said the civic body has been beautifying the city roads by tree plantation on road dividers and islands but could not maintain it owing to apathy of citizens There are people who do not understand civic duties and damage work done by the administration The civic body cannot provide round-the- clock security at all places Citizens participation is a must to keep a check on those damaging public property? He had won several states, I am hoping all will be well and I should be alright by then. The three committee members who prepared the report — Baldev Singh, state Congress sources. I have nothing more to say.

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but that’s basically what it feels like except my muscles are shaking as well. The elimination of the dual-price market requires two complementary reforms. V. The argument that the presence of Pakistani intelligence personnel inside the Pathankot air base could compromise national security is patently absurd. thanks to his exploits on Day one of the fourth Test at Dharamsala India have the upper hand at present. 2014,s leadership owes the people an answer to this question. There were auctions to bring in the big players who were in demand. northwest, Last month.

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