‘Modi ‘promoted’ firms of ‘capitalist friends’ at expense of BSNL, MTNL’

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress on Thursday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘promoted’ firms of his ‘capitalist friends’ at the expense of state-owned BSNL and MTNL. Attacking government over a media report that claimed that in order to better the financial condition of BSNL and get it back on track, its board has approved several proposals, including voluntary retirement for 54,000 employees, Congress’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, “Whose telecom companies are BSNL and MTNL– of the country’s 130 crore people. Government-owned BSNL and MTNL have been destroyed. Both companies are in debt.” “Modi ji has promoted the firms of his capitalist friends. BSNL and MTNL are now on the verge of closure,” the Congress leader said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Blaming Modi government for the downfall of state-own telecom service providers, Surjewala said, “Why Modi ji is not supporting the public sector companies when he has given bailout packages to private companies worth thousands and lakhs of crores.” Surjewala was reacting to a report that stated that BSNL’s board has reportedly approved the proposal to lay off over 54,000 employees. It was also reported that the BSNL board has approved suggestions to reduce retirement age from the existing 60 years to 58 years, voluntary retirement scheme and fast-tracking allocation of 4G spectrums to BSNL. Meanwhile, the BSNL has denied any such development. In an official release, the public telecom service provider said the so-called proposals pertaining to reduction in the retirement age of BSNL employees and retrenchment of a large number of employees are not true.last_img read more

Morocco-Germany: Industry Minister showcases Morocco’s economic assets

Marrakech  –  Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy minister Moulay Hafid El Alamy showcased, during a meeting with a German businessmen delegation on Thursday in Marrakech, Morocco’s business opportunities and its special location as a hub in Africa. Members of the delegation accompanying German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as part of a working visit to Morocco, closely followed the large array of Moroccan incentives for foreign investors, the guarantees concerning business climate, the quality of port and airport infrastructure, and the inflow of foreign enterprises gaining a foothold in Morocco. After surveying Morocco’s new sectoral approach for the emergence of industry over the past few years, El Alamy insisted on the platforms of car and aeronautics industries. With leading companies as “Bombardier”, nearly 117 aircraft parts manufacturers and 230 others in the car industry, these platforms are among the main exporters in the Kingdom, he said.  The minister highlighted opportunities offered by Morocco as accessing a one billion consumer-market thanks to free trade agreements (56 countries), and the position of a hub in Africa with Moroccan enterprises operating in several countries of the continent, recalling that over 40% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s loans are granted by Moroccan banks notably in western Africa. Morocco’s strategic location, and the performance of Moroccan businesses in Africa mainly in the sectors of finance, real estate, telecommunication and air transportation are all assets that make the Kingdom a hub for business development in Africa, he said. read more

600,000 Moroccan Adults and Teenagers Addicted to Drugs

Rabat – Approximately 600,000 Moroccans are addicted to drugs, with 16,000 addicted to hard drugs like heroin and cocaine, reported Moroccan daily newspaper Assabah based on a study conducted by the Biochemistry and Nutrition and Cellular Biology group in affiliation with Casablanca’s Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy.300,000 Moroccans are addicted to cigarettes, according to the study, which revealed that the number of the addicted includes also teenagers under the age of 15. Most of them live in the slums and marginalized areas.Young people aged 18 to 28 are the most addicted to hard drugs, comprising 70 percent of total Moroccans addicted. The study is a part of the group’s research, which is about the consumption of drugs has become a commonplace.Scientist members of the group are striving to come up with a national strategy to fight against the effect of drugs in Morocco.According to the 2015 annual report of the National Observatory of Drugs and Addictions, around four to five fiver of Morocco’s adult population uses drugs, a minimum of 800,000 users.The report, which also found that one out of five high school students has already smoked tobacco and one out of ten has used cannabis, recommends a nationwide prevention program, laws to ban the selling of tobacco and drugs near schools, and counseling and psychological support units in schools and universities.The United Nations released a report in mid-2016, showing that the number of people suffering from drug addiction worldwide stands at 29 million. read more

US stock indexes waver as banks fall

NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes wavered in Monday morning trading, weighed down by losses for bank stocks.Goldman Sachs dropped to one of the largest losses in the S&P 500 index after saying it’s off to a “muted start to the year,” though its earnings for the first quarter still beat analysts’ expectations. Citigroup also fell following its report, as banks lead off this quarter’s earnings season.Expectations are low for the market in general, and analysts are expecting S&P 500 companies in upcoming weeks to report the first drop in earnings in nearly three years.Still, stocks have enjoyed a hot start to the year as pessimism about the U.S. economy’s chances of avoiding recession has eased, and the Federal Reserve’s decision to hold steady on interest rates. The S&P 500 remains just 1% off its record high set in September.Optimism has grown that the U.S. and China can resolve their trade dispute. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that the world’s two largest economies were moving closer to an agreement.Treasury yields, which tend to move in sync with expectations for the economy, have generally risen in recent weeks.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 was down 0.1%, as of 10:05 a.m. Eastern time. It flipped from a small gain of 0.1% at the open to modest losses of as much as 0.2%.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 35 points, or 0.1%, to 26,377, and the Nasdaq composite slipped 0.1%.BANKING ON MORE: Goldman Sachs reported stronger profit for the first quarter than Wall Street expected, but lighter trading activity during the first three months of the year meant that its revenue fell short of analysts’ estimates. Its shares sank 2.1%.Citigroup also reported stronger profit for the first three months than analysts expected, but its stock slipped 0.6%.HAULING: Waste Management jumped to one the biggest gains in the S&P 500 after it said it would buy its smaller rival, Advanced Disposal, for $3 billion. It will also assume $1.9 billion of debt in the deal.Waste Management rose 2.1%, and Advanced Disposal surged 20.7%.TRADE WATCH: Speaking on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings, Mnuchin said the U.S. and China held phone discussions last week. He wasn’t sure if more face-to-face meetings would be needed. Mnuchin didn’t give a timeframe for when negotiations might be wrapped up.Mnuchin added that the proposed agreement has seven chapters and will allow both countries to set up enforcement offices to make sure the deal is followed.Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Thursday that the discussions were “moving forward” and “new substantial progress” was made.MARKETS ABROAD: Asian markets were mixed, with the Nikkei 225 in Tokyo jumping 1.4%, South Korea’s Kospi gaining 0.4% and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong losing 0.3%.European markets were listless. The French CAC 40 was virtually flat, the FTSE 100 in London was down 0.1% and Germany’s DAX was up 0.1%.STRONG BONDS: The yield on the 10-year Treasury note held steady at 2.55%. It has been climbing since late last month, when it fell to 2.37%.SLICKED: Oil prices gave up some of this year’s big gains. Benchmark U.S. crude slipped 50 cents to $63.39 per barrel. Brent crude, the international standard, fell 42 cents to $71.13.They both have shot up by more than 30% this year.Stan Choe, The Associated Press read more

UNESCO aims to boost literacy and empower Nepals marginalized

30 March 2010A new United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) scheme seeks to enhance literacy and empower marginalized people in rural areas of Nepal, where less than half of the population can read. A new United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) scheme seeks to enhance literacy and empower marginalized people in rural areas of Nepal, where less than half of the population can read.The project will directly benefit 1,000 illiterate girls and women, as well as members of other disadvantaged groups, in classrooms.But its main thrust is to developing training methods for the Dhanusa and Kapilbastu districts, in Nepal’s south-east and south, respectively, where adult literacy rates reach just 48 per cent, far below the national average of 84 per cent.Through “innovative, mother tongue-based” methods, the project, funded by Japan, will “better deliver basic literacy and post-literacy programmes in rural communities,” said Axel Plathe, UNESCO’s Representative to Nepal.Nepal faces large disparities in literacy rates between urban and rural areas, as well as between rich and poor zones.Rates for those with higher incomes average 72 per cent, while among the poorest, only 23 per cent are literate. It has been reported that among some disadvantaged cases in rural areas, rates are as low as 4 to 10 per cent.Urban areas have recorded a literacy rate of 73 per cent, but only reaching 43 per cent on average in rural areas. read more

July tax inspections find over 22000 violations

first_imgThe Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) on Thursday reported that six in 10 businesses inspected at popular tourist resorts were not issuing sales receipts, and that of the 1,410 checks conducted in July, 57.1 percent found business owners to be in breach of the law.SDOE officials said that they recorded a total of 22,435 infringements during their sweep, and that their efforts will continue throughout the summer.In Zakynthos in the Ionian and Rethymno on Crete, every business inspected was breaking the law, while on the islands of Paros and Myconos, 70 percent were avoiding taxes.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Greek social clubs going under as membership plummets

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Sixty-two years and counting, now on to its fourth generation of members, the Siatista Club is facing the same future many clubs founded by migrants from the old country face, as memory and identity of the old country fade. Young people are not taking up the mantle of leadership or membership of these clubs in large enough numbers to ensure many will survive the next 60 years. Instead, new generations identify with the broader ‘Greek’ community rather than the smaller communities tied to cities, towns and islands from which their forebears came.One such example is Niko Bozikis, a young Australian of Greek Cypriot heritage; speaking to Neos Kosmos, he said he and his family aren’t members of any social clubs, nor have they ever been, because it just didn’t interest him. This is a similar story from across the younger generations, with many in Melbourne’s Greek community having little to no involvement in clubs representing their home towns.Old photo of a Siatista Club event.Melbourne’s Siatista Club represents some 200 families from Siatista, but like many of Melbourne’s Greek social clubs they are facing a future which many young Greek Australians don’t want to be a part of.Siatista sits high up in the mountains of Macedonia, split between a high and low town, the tiled roofs of the town tell an earlier story of migration. In the years after World War II many young men and women from the town left for America and Australia, with clubs for Siatistans established in Adelaide, Melbourne and across the United States. In decades past, members of the Adelaide and Melbourne clubs would drive to a halfway point, somewhere in the west of Victoria for a big family picnic.The sight of packed car loads of Macedonians turning up in 1970s Horsham would have probably been an unexpected sight for the sleepy Wimmera town. George Lioukas, a member of the Siatista Club, told Neos Kosmos he remembered the long road trips growing up, as well as the dances, the dinners and club nights. But there hasn’t been a picnic between the two in decades.“At the time, the club had very many regular outings, picnics, at Christmas time there was always an outing,” George recalls. “It was a good way to get together and talk things over and have families come together.”George said he’d spoken in the past to members of the Siatista Association USA, contact between the two clubs being reasonably regular. The American club celebrates its 96th year, while Melbourne’s rings in 62 years.George’s father, Christos Lioukas, had a hand in founding the Siatista Club in 1956 and setting up the Pan-Macedonian Association of Melbourne and Victoria several years later. The clubs were a formalising of social networks that already existed between migrants, many of whom helped newcomers find their feet, George said.Unlike his dad, George was a member of the club by default, fulfilling key membership requirements of being the child of a member or claiming ancestry from Siatista.“Now that there’s another generation, a lot of people are finding the club not as relevant to them,” George said. “A lot of people have married people from other parts of Greece or even different countries.”He is no exception: Joanne, George’s wife, is from Tenedos in the west Aegean, but grew up in Melbourne. The triangular island is mentioned in The Iliad and in Aeneid as the site where Agamemnon’s Greeks hid their fleet as they feigned a retreat leaving the Trojan Horse in wait. These days the island is a casualty of the partition of the Ottoman empire, falling into Turkish control, and known as Bozcaada in Turkish, with its Greek residents subject to discrimination, with many leaving.Joanne Lioukos is member of the Tenedos Club, and so are her children, Zoe and Chris, despite their father being a Siatista Club member.Joanne prefers the Tenedos rather than Siatista Club, bringing the decision of where to go into question.“If we go where I’m from, I’ll get to see all my relatives,” she said.“But when we go to Siatista a lot of George’s relatives go there.”George chimed in, saying “we always have this disagreement.” Their children, Zoe and Chris, are members of the Tenedos Club, often attending many functions, “because we are part of the family”, as they say. Zoe and Chris buck the trend, as many clubs struggle to attract the new generations.Historian and University of New South Wales associate professor Nick Doumanis told Neos Kosmos that with the closure of clubs, the story of the early migrants and connection between here and the home towns are lost.Professor Doumanis said the migrant clubs acted as outposts, connecting communities across the world back to Greece, but that the connection had frayed as families assimilated. But it was clear many of the regional and local clubs are in big trouble.“Intergenerationally it hasn’t worked out,” he said, explaining that one way clubs have been able to keep up the numbers is through dancing and language classes, which brings in young and old. This same story was heard from Bill Papastergiadis, president of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCOM).One option some clubs in Melbourne are choosing to take is to pass on their assets to the GCOM. The Thessaloniki Association ‘The White Tower’ is one such club to do that, deciding to split its assets between the GCOM and an aged care facility when it folds.Club president Paul Mavroudis, a member since 1974 and president for the last 18 years, said it was unlikely someone would replace him when he retired. Therefore they have decided to split the assets of the club, as the money to set up the club “comes from the Greeks” and should go back to the community.According to Professor Doumanis, clubhouses were bought because “they had a desperate need for them then and there. Living halfway around the world people needed something to bind them together. There was a lot of commitment from ordinary people, a lot of them met their spouses through their clubs,” he said.Not all clubs have a clubhouse however, with clubs like that of Siatista meeting in buildings provided by umbrella organisations, such as the GCOM or the Pan-Macedonian Association of Melbourne and Victoria.But for those that do, the clubhouses were never bought as investments, but the shifts of Melbourne real estate and the changing of fortunes in the once-maligned inner city see many now worth a mint.“The Greek community is sitting on these assets and they don’t know what’s going to become of these assets because their kids don’t want to perpetuate these clubs,” said Professor Doumanis.Many closed clubs have been redeveloped, their buildings and legacy obliterated by the apartments that replace them. Others sit seldom used. But GCOM’s Papastergiadis said it was apparent many clubs would likely not survive the next two decades.To ensure that isn’t the fate of the Siatista Club, they are taking a rather proactive approach. Anna Siassios, an executive committee member of the club, told Neos Kosmos they have changed the way they go about attracting young people by organising more events centred around music and dance from the region, having just recently brought over a band from Siatista to play.“With Siatista, you go there and the magic hits you,” Anna said, which is why “younger generations start to join when they start a family [of their own].”She says their communications strategy has evolved with the times to make use of popular platforms available to them, such as Facebook and Instagram, giving the club direct access to its younger audience to promote its activities, and as a result, increase engagement.last_img read more

Évaluation des effectifs de tigres méthodes artisanales contre technologie

first_imgÉvaluation des effectifs de tigres : méthodes artisanales contre technologieLa semaine prochaine se tiendra à Saint-Pétersbourg en Russie un sommet d’experts du tigre. Sur le terrain, en Inde, un scientifique et ses équipes ont montré que, pour évaluer les populations du grand félin, la recherche d’empreintes et des fèces était un moyen tout aussi efficace mais bien moins coûteux que les caméras automatiques.”A moins de savoir combien de tigres il reste dans le monde, et si leur nombre s’accroît ou décroît, nous ne serons pas capables de les préserver”, prévient le Dr Yadvendradev Jhala, de l’Institut indien pour la vie sauvage. Indispensable mais difficile d’évaluer les effectifs de cet animal nocturne, discret et rare. Les pièges photographiques coûtent cher et nécessitent un personnel nombreux et qualifié. Le relevé d’empreintes de pattes permet de faire des suivis individuels, mais n’est pas considéré comme une méthode précise de comptage.À lire aussiDes canards d’élevage découvrent les plaisirs de l’eau après avoir été libérés en IndeMais en combinant ce dernier moyen avec la recherche de fèces (excréments), à l’odeur caractéristique et repérable, sur 21 sites du centre et du nord de l’Inde, le Dr Jhala et ses collègues ont pu arriver aux mêmes résultats que les caméras disposées sur ces mêmes zones… pour un coût de 1.240 dollars (906 euros) et 220 jours-homme, contre 17.000 dollars (12.433 euros) et 720 jours-homme pour les dispositifs photo.Un moyen efficace, économiquement viable, de chiffrer et de suivre les populations clairsemées des 3.200 derniers tigres de la planète, et d’évaluer l’efficacité des programmes de protection. Une méthode qui pourrait s’appliquer à d’autres espèces menacées, conclut le Dr Jhala. Le 19 novembre 2010 à 20:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Face à la stratégie du coucou le mérion superbe met en place

first_imgFace à la stratégie du coucou, le mérion superbe met en place un système de mot de passe !Les coucous déposent souvent leurs œufs dans le nid d’autres espèces. Les jeunes coucous sont alors nourris au détriment des autres nouveau-nés. Une équipe de biologiste a pourtant découvert que le mérion superbe n’était pas dupe, et qu’il essaierait même de déjouer ce stratagème.C’est par pur hasard qu’une équipe de biologistes australiens de l’université de Flinders a découvert de quelle façon le mérion superbe (Malurus cyaneus) parvenait à déjouer le stratagème employé par les coucous. En effet, ces derniers déposent leurs œufs dans les nids des autres espèces qui se retrouvent à les nourrir au dépend de leurs propres progénitures.En plaçant des microphones sous des nids afin d’enregistrer les cris d’alarme contre les prédateurs, les chercheurs ont remarqué que les femelles chantaient régulièrement pour leurs œufs durant les derniers stades du développement des embryons. Diane Colombelli-Négrel, spécialiste de la communication acoustique animale à la School of Biological Sciences de l’université de Flinders, Diane explique : “nous avons enregistré le cri utilisé par les oisillons lorsqu’ils réclamaient à manger. Ce cri consistait en une seule note, et chaque couvée d’oisillons avait des cris différents. Puis nous avons constaté que le cri d’incubation de la femelle contenait le même cri”.C’est donc en utilisant le même cri que les oisillons ont appris durant la couvaison qu’ils peuvent être identifiés par leur mère qui les nourrit alors. Un véritable mot de passe sonore que les jeunes coucous sont incapables d’assimiler. Ils sortent en effet de leurs œufs trois jours plus tôt que les mérions.Une efficacité relativeÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pour en apprendre davantage, les scientifiques australiens ont mené une série d’expériences. “Nous avons échangé des œufs entre différents nids et découvert que les cris des oisillons ressemblaient davantage aux cris de leur mère adoptive qu’à ceux de leur mère génétique. Nous avons aussi montré que les parents ne nourrissent pas les oisillons si les cris diffusés ne contiennent pas le mot de passe”. Ce son est donc appris par les oisillons et pas inné (génétiquement codé).Néanmoins, ce système de “code” ne fonctionne que dans 40 % des cas. En effet, les coucous parviennent tout de même à imiter ce cri malgré le fait de ne pouvoir disposer que de très peu de temps pour le faire. Cette efficacité relative est due en partie à la fréquence variable du chant des femelles durant la couvaison. D’autres études doivent encore être menées sur les mérions, notamment pour en apprendre davantage sur le langage humain lui-même.Le 31 décembre 2012 à 16:42 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Video Big Show has no plans to retire from WWE Dealing with

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Top UFC Women’s Star Speaks About Charlotte Flair Google+ Videos Articles Pinterest Twitter WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Facebook Ronda Rousey nearly loses finger filming TV Showcenter_img Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Videos Articles Will Ronda Rousey Join ‘Total Divas’ Cast? Charlotte Flair Now Playing Up Next TMZ Sports is featuring an interview (above) with WWE star the Big Show where he is asked about the recent Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair match at Survivor Series.Big Show was asked about the possibility of retirement and quickly shot that down.“I’m still good. I mean, I tweaked a hamstring last week, so I’m a little sore. I signed a new deal last year. I got a couple years left. I’m having fun.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Klopp reveals Moreno will play against Wolves

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed Alberto Moreno will start the club’s third round FA Cup tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.The former Sevilla left-back is set to be named in the Reds’ starting XI at the Molineux to play his fifth game of the season, with Simon Mignolet also in line to begin the clash.Klopp revealed his decision during his pre-game press conference with journalists at Liverpool’s training ground.Asked if Moreno is going to play, the timer Borussia Dortmund manager said, according to the club’s official website:Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“100 per cent, 100 per cent.”“Alberto is another example for being an unbelievable professional person and a really important part of the dressing room.”“He is from the positive side of the planet I would say. He is very often in very, very good shape, he loves training, loves playing and loves all these things and he is really good with all the boys. I can say Alberto will play as well, there is no doubt about that. He has to play, that’s clear.”last_img read more

Officials search for subject caught breaking into Miami Metro PCS

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police are searching for a man who was caught on surveillance cameras breaking into a Metro PCS store on Feb. 2.Officials have now released the surveillance footage in hopes of catching the subject, who can be seen busting the front glass door of the business along Southwest First Street and 10th Avenue.The subject could be seen raiding the store before taking off with the cash register.If you have any information on this subject’s whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

KTVA reporter quits live onair after stating she heads AK Cannabis Club

first_imgA KTVA reporter announced that she is the president of Alaska Cannabis Club and quit her job during a live broadcast Sunday night. Reporter Charlo Greene, whose real name is Charlene Egbe, has been reporting on the legalization ballot initiative since April.Listen now:KTVA’s news director posted an apology for Greene’s outburst and use of an expletive on Facebook and Twitter but could not be reached for comment.Greene posted a video on YouTube explaining why she quit so publicly.“Advocating for freedom and fairness should be everyone’s duty, I’m making it my life work,” she declared in the video. “To uphold what America stands for truly: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Ideals that now need to be defended.”The Vote No on 2 campaign spoke out against Greene this afternoon. They said they spoke with KTVA’s news director about her biased reporting after a 5-part series that ran this spring.Kalie Kalysmat, the executive director of the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police, said she also expressed concerns about Greene’s bias. She says Greene’s reporting has been a disservice to Alaskans.“When you have a reporter in a major news outlet as this one, professing her own point of view in stories, it’s really a very sad thing and difficult for the public to know what’s true,” she said during the news conference.A YouTube video of the TV clip has gone viral, and Greene’s IndieGogo campaign to raise $5,000 for voter education on the marijuana legalization ballot initiative is more than half way toward its goal.last_img read more

Entitlements for outstanding NCC cadets increased Rajnath

first_imgNew Delhi : Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday approved an increase in the number of awards given to cadets of National Cadet Corps (NCC) from the existing 143 to 243 as well as the cash incentives in various categories. The awards are given to outstanding NCC cadets on the occasion of Republic Day every year. According to the Defence Ministry, the increase in the number of awards as well as grant of higher incentives has been approved in the light of changed economic scenario as well as a substantive increase in the strength of cadets. Also Read – Ratul Puri’s ED custody extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us The total number of cadets in the NCC has risen from 11,31,083 in 2014 to 13,29,202 in 2018. Following the increase in entitlements, two Raksha Mantri Padaks carrying cash prizes of Rs 30,000 each will be awarded each year as against one such prize carrying an incentive of Rs 20,000 earlier. Four Raksha Mantri Commendations worth Rs 20,000 each will be given as against three commendations worth Rs 15,000 each earlier. The prize value of the 10 Defence Secretary’s Commendations has been increased from Rs 10,000 to Rs 12,000, while the Director General’s Commendations have been substantial increased from the existing 102 to 200. Besides, nine new best cadet awards have been introduced in different categories. The total number of best cadet awards has been increased from 18 to 27. Cash incentives attached with each award have also been increased.last_img read more

8yrold made to wait for more than 6 hrs at SSKM for

first_imgKolkata: An 8-year-old boy from Howrah’s Domjur who was taken to SSKM Hospital with fractured jaws and requiring an emergency CT Scan, had been kept on wait for more than six hours.The CT Scan was finally done on the patient following the intervention of a senior official of the hospital more than six hours after he was brought to the emergency department at around 10.30 am on Saturday.The family members of the patient went to the CT Scan unit several times urging the officials for the test but they allegedly told the family members that there was a long queue. The victim’s parents were asked to appear on next Monday when they might get a date for the examination. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe patient was in need of an immediate CT Scan as his injuries were serious in nature and the doctors who treated the patient at the Emergency department mentioned on the prescription the urgency of the matter.Kamal Debnath, a relative of the patient, said that they drew the attention of the people at the CT Scan unit saying that the doctor had asked for an urgent test to be done. They allegedly told the patient’s family members as to why were they not asking the doctor to carry out the test himself. People at the CT Scan unit allegedly told the boy’s parents that they would be given a date for CT Scan next Monday, no matter how serious the nature of his injury was.It was learnt that the patient had received injuries on his teeth and jaws after he fell inside his school campus at Domjur on Saturday morning. A senior official of SSKM Hospital finally intervened and the CT Scan was doneon the patient.last_img read more

Air China launches direct service to Melbourne

first_imgSource = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wiseman Air China has announced that a direct service between Melbourne and Beijing will commence 1 June, 2015.The service will operate four times per week with evening departures on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, it will then increase to a daily service from October 25th, 2015. Currently, Air China operates five times per week non-stop service from Melbourne to Shanghai then onwards to Beijing however this new direct service will offer passengers another easier option to get to the capital.Both routes will be operated by Airbus A330-200 aircraft offering 28 lie-flat bed business class seats and 199 economy class seats with a generous seat pitch of 32 inches.The decision to introduce a direct Melbourne to Beijing service reflects an increase in demand from both the business and leisure markets.Relations between China and Australia have been strengthened with the signing of a Free Trade Agreement in November last year, the agreement expects to aide a growth in cooperation and exchange between the two countries in government relations, trade, business and cultural activities.By the end of 2015, the Air China fleet will expand to 581 aircraft, an increase of 11 per cent over 2014. In 2014, Air China celebrated its 30th anniversary of flights to Australia, and the new direct service builds on the strong aviation traditions between the two countries.last_img read more

Senisim Pasin and PNG Tribal Ventures Launch Evening

first_img roomsXML.comconnect today roomsXML.comdiscover more here Source = roomsxml.com roomsXML, in conjunction with the Papua New Guinea Tribal Foundation are holding an  information evening with a difference.Five reasons why you want to come to the Senisim Pasin Campaign and PNG Tribal Ventures Launch at roomsXML:1. It’s not about selling product but about hosting an open forum about emerging tourism opportunities in Papua New Guinea. Your host for the evening includes GT Bustin from Tribal Ventures, a Tribal Foundation initiative who has over a decade’s experience in creating unique adventures in PNG. His links run deep into  business, government and local ground suppliers. He is keen to connect everyone2. Like all roomsXML events, it is fully catered, a proper dinner with accompanying drinks brought to you at your seat. Your time is valuable and we know that.3. The evening is a screening of “Senisim Pasin – change your ways” a documentary specially designed to change thinking and cultural attitudes about how women are valued in Papua New Guinea. As well as giving of view into some of the challenges that PNG faces, it provides a deeper insight to the rugged beauty of Papua New Guinea that organisations like the Tribal Foundation, through such initiatives are desperate to expose to the world whilst preserving their beauty.4. roomsXML will donate $100 towards tribal ventures and Senisim Pasin for EVERY representative from the travel industry who attends. It’s an important message we want to get out there.5.  Not only will there be other travel agents present but a number of other tour companies.  It’s a great way to network and learn about other product offerings out there We are limiting attendance to this event for 40 people; 40 people who will walk away with full tummies, warmed hearts and are mind full of exciting opportunities.The event will be held at roomsXML Hawthorn on 30th August .  Arrive any time 5:30 pm onwards, formal presentation will be done by 730pm.To register your interest please email au.support@roomsxml.com If your group or agency is looking to create unique product offerings, gain a first mover advantage on a destination on our doorstep, this is the night for you. A night to meet, greet ,mingle and share, make some links and grow some opportunities. Senisim Pasin and PNG Tribal Ventures Launch Evening with roomsXMLlast_img read more

Consumer Confidence Rebounds to SixYear High

first_imgConsumer Confidence Rebounds to Six-Year High Share Conference Board Consumer Confidence Consumer spending Jobs 2014-03-25 Tory Barringer March 25, 2014 465 Views center_img in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News After dropping into the high 70s range in February, the Conference Board’s gauge of consumer confidence moved back up to a six-year high in March, the group reported.According to a release Tuesday, the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index improved to 82.3 in the latest survey, up four points from February’s reading. It was the strongest index value since January 2008.The increase stemmed from an improvement in the component Expectations Index, which increased to 83.5 from 76.5 the month prior—indicating an overall improvement in Americans’ economic outlook.“Overall, consumers expect the economy to continue improving and believe it may even pick up a little steam in the months ahead,” said Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators for the Conference Board.Speculating on the next six months, 18.1 percent of consumers said they expect business conditions to recover, up from 17.3 percent, while fewer expect conditions to worsen. The outlook for labor was also brighter, with 13.9 percent expecting more jobs to come, up slightly from 13.7 percent.Optimism about income growth wasn’t as strong, on the other hand. The share of respondents expecting their incomes to grow fell almost a percentage point to 14.9 percent; at the same time, however, the share anticipating a decline also decreased, dropping to 12.1 percent.Meanwhile, the Present Situation Index, a measure of consumer thoughts about current conditions, ended its four-month streak of increases with a slight fall back to 80.4.Asked about current business conditions, 22.9 percent of respondents said the environment is “good,” while 23.2 percent said conditions are “bad”—marking increases for both responses. On the labor market, perceptions were largely unchanged: Those claiming jobs are “plentiful” decreased slightly to 13.1 percent, while those saying jobs are “hard to get” edged up to 33.0 percent.last_img read more

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