Kenji Fujimori no asistirá mañana a citación de Comité Disciplinario

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Fuentes allegadas a parlamentario de Fuerza Popular indicaron que se presentaría recién el próximo lunes 6.


Kenji Fujimori es cuestionado  por aparecer con esta cinta tapando su boca.

El congresista Kenji Fujimori no se presentará mañana ante el Comité Disciplinario de Fuerza Popular que lo convocó para que formule sus descargos respecto del proceso que se le ha abierto por inconducta partidaria.

Fuentes de Perú21 allegadas al legislador informaron que el hijo menor de Alberto Fujimori no irá a la reunión programada para las 8 de la mañana, pero dejaron abierta la posibilidad de que sí acuda el próximo lunes 6 de noviembre que es la fecha alterna que le dio el comité.

Cambio en el comité

Entre tanto, cabe recordar, que tal como lo informó Perú21, la congresista Úrsula Letona renunció a integrar el Comité Disciplinario que preside el congresista Miguel Torres y que ve el caso de Kenji Fujimori.

En su lugar ha sido designado el legislador Freddy Sarmiento.

Esta es la segunda baja que tiene el referido comité. Semanas atrás, también renunció Luz Salgado quien a su vez fue reemplazada por Miguel Torres.




Canberra man dies after police use taser

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NOVEMBER 1 2017 – 12:28PM

Emily Baker
Doug Dingwall

Canberra man died on Tuesday after police tasered him in the suburb of Waramanga.

Officers were called to Larakia Street about 11.30am after they received a report of a man yelling and smashing glass.

In a statement released late on Tuesday, police said they believed the man had seriously hurt himself so used a taser to prevent him from further harming himself.

Officers and paramedics then attended to the man but he was unable to be revived.

It is believed to be the first time a person has died after being tasered in the ACT.

 Shocked neighbours described the man as a “normal bloke” who would sometimes drink heavily.

He was a friendly man and kept to himself but would come over to offer a hand if he saw them working out the front, they said.

Source  :  The Canberra Times

Canberra home values increase in past quarter, but flat in October

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NOVEMBER 1 2017 – 3:49PM

Ellen McCutchan

Canberra home values have continued to increase steadily, with 1.1 per cent growth in the past quarter and 6.4 per cent growth in the past year, according to new data from property group CoreLogic.

However, they were effectively flat – down 0.1 per cent – in October.

While unit values in Canberra had increased just 2.7 per cent over the past year, house values had grown by 7.7 per cent in the same period, possibly due to a shortage of stand-alone houses in the capital,the report said.

QBE lenders’ mortgage insurance chief executive Phil White said last week Canberra had the highest proportion of units to houses of any Australian capital city, and this had led to a shortage of houses in the market.

Nationally, home value growth in the capital cities has been weighed down by tighter lending by the big banks and easing market conditions in Sydney, with values increasing just 0.4 per cent over the past quarter.

 Total national home value growth also slowed, up a mere 0.3 per cent in the October quarter compared to 0.5 per cent recorded in the three months to September.
 CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said the slowdown in the pace of capital gains was primarily due to tighter credit policies which have fundamentally “changed the landscape for borrowers”.

“Lenders have tightened their servicing tests and reduced their appetite for riskier loans,” Mr Lawless said on Wednesday.

Interest only borrowers and investors are facing premiums on their mortgage rates which are likely to act as a disincentive, especially for investors who are generally facing low rental yields on investment properties, he added.

Hobart was the best performer with dwelling values up 3.3 per cent over the quarter, as investors from Sydney and Melbourne turn to Hobart’s market where housing prices are substantially lower than those in Australia’s largest cities.

The latest report marks the first rolling quarterly fall in Sydney since May 2016 when the first round of tighter borrowing requirementswere still working their way through credit policies. It is the second month in a row Sydney prices have retreated after they slid 0.1 per cent in September.

Home values in Darwin and Perth were also down, 4.4 per cent and 0.7 per cent respectively, over the quarter. Melbourne’s market conditions remain resilient compared to Sydney, with home values up 0.5 per cent for the month and reaching growth of almost 2 per cent over the quarter.

Mr Lawless said seeing Sydney listed alongside Perth and Darwin, where dwelling values have been falling since 2014, was a significant turn of events.

Despite the recent downturn in values, Sydney home prices are up 74 per cent since the growth cycle began in early 2012.

Driving Melbourne’s growth is Victoria’s record breaking migration rate which is creating unprecedented housing demand, as well as strong jobs growth and a healthier level of housing affordability, relative to Sydney.

with AAP


Source  :  The Canberra Times

Falling profits to blame for Canberra to Sydney cancellations: former Qantas economist

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NOVEMBER 1 2017 – 2:27PM

Tom McIlroy

Falling profits and passenger demand on flights between Canberra and Sydney could be to blame for nation leading cancellation rates, a former Qantas chief economist says.

Tony Webber, chief executive and founder of Airline Intelligence and Research, said the 8.1 per cent cancellation rate on flights between the two cities in September follows a reduction in passenger demand over the past six years and is likely related to cuts to public service travel budgets since the Global Financial Crisis.

Dr Webber said the number of passengers on the route had fallen by 12.5 per cent since 2010, resulting in excess capacity for carriers including Qantas and Virgin Australia.

“This manifests itself in two ways – lower yields and lower seat factors,” he said.

“Seat factors on the route have fallen from 67 per cent in 2010 to 61.5 per cent in 2013.

 “The decline in the seat factor was arrested by consecutive reductions in airline capacity by 9 per cent and 10 per cent in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
 “On a route like Sydney-Canberra excess capacity can be devastating because demand is highly insensitive to fares – it’s very hard to fill excess seats on this route by offering cheaper fares.”

In a post on networking website LinkedIn Dr Webber said he suspected considerable passenger yield reduction had taken place on the route, information closely guarded by the airlines.

Airline Intelligence and Research runs databases of aviation financial and operational information as well as data subscription services.

“Why has demand weakened? We can pinpoint forces that are specific to Sydney-Canberra but I think it is the wider Canberra domestic market.

“I say this because Melbourne-Canberra passengers carried have fallen by 10 per cent, Brisbane-Canberra by 6 per cent and Adelaide-Canberra by 10 per cent between 2010 and 2016.

“I suspect the answer lies partly in a steep reduction in public servant travel budgets since the global financial crisis.”

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development statistics showed flights between Canberra and Sydney topped the nation for cancellations last month, at 8.1 per cent and ahead of Sydney to Melbourne flights at 7.5 per cent and Melbourne to Sydney at 7.4 per cent.

There were 59 cancelled flights on both the Canberra to Sydney route and Sydney to Canberra, far higher than the 30 cancellations between Canberra and Melbourne in the same period.

This week Canberra Airport managing director Stephen Byron called for the federal government to investigate higher than average flight cancellations in Canberra and to consider introducing new national performance benchmarks.

In September, Qantas cancelled 32 flights from Sydney to Canberra, 6.8 per cent of its schedule for the month, while Virgin cancelled 27 flights, or 10.5 per cent.

Qantas cancelled 31 flights in the other direction, or 6.6 per cent, while Virgin cancelled 28 flights, or 10.9 per cent of its schedule.

Nationally, cancellations represented 2.7 per cent of all scheduled flights, up from 1.7 per cent a month earlier and above the long term average of 1.4 per cent.

Almost 1 million trips on bus services and ease of driving between the capital and Sydney are likely contributing factors.

Qantas and Virgin didn’t directly address the cause of frequent cancellations in statements to Fairfax Media this week.

Qantas crew members at Sydney Airport told ticket holders last week the repeated delays for flights to Canberra were caused by staffing shortages and competing priorities on other routes.

Source  :  The Canberra Times