KMC to begin recruitment drive in various depts

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will recruit employees in different departments to provide better services, Mayor Firhad Hakim said on Wednesday.Hakim said some junior assistants will join the KMC soon followed by sub-overseers and engineers. The KMC has already sent a requisition to the state government regarding this. “Today a delegation of DYFI members met me and wanted to know about the recruitment of new employees. I told them that they should ask the Left Front Mayors Prasanta Chatterjee and Bikas Ranjan Bhattacharya as to why did they not go for major recruitment drive. There was some recruitment during the time of Subrata Mukherjee. To recruit employees, certain norms are to be maintained and it takes some time. We are likely to recruit new employees by October-November,” he added. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHakim attended the fourth edition of “Talk to Mayor” on Wednesday. He received a complaint that trade license had been issued in the name of a dead person. The KMC initiated an inquiry and show-cause notices will be issued against those who are found guilty. The civic authorities have decided to present saplings replacing flower bouquets that are given to the guests who come to attend functions organised by the civic authorities or visit the KMC to see the Mayor and other Mayor-in-Council members. “When we have decided to turn Kolkata into a clean and green city, we should take the initiative to plant saplings to conserve the environment,” he said. “Talk to Mayor” witnessed the fourth edition on Wednesday and has received tremendous response from the people who get to speak to the Mayor and their complaints get addressed within three days.last_img read more

Prince Harry Announces Invictus Games Are Coming To Australia In 2018

first_imgPrince Harry, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, today officially launched the 500 day countdown to the fourth Invictus Games which will take place in Sydney from 20-27 October 2018.His visit was a chance for Prince Harry to learn about the preparations already underway as well as spend time meeting members of the Australian squad hoping to be selected for this year’s Invictus Games in Toronto and their families.In just 500 days time, over 500 competitors from 18 nations will compete in 10 adaptive sports events. The events will be staged across Greater Sydney, including Sydney Olympic Park and on and around Sydney Harbour. Invictus Games Sydney 2018 today also announced that sailing had been added to the roster of sports.Prince Harry first attended a launch ceremony at Admiralty House hosted by Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove, where he joined dignitaries including Prime Minister Turnbull, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the Chair of Invictus Games Sydney 2018, Lt Gen Peter Leahy (Ret’d). He then joined a reception attended by members of the Australian Invictus Games squad and their families where they shared how their preparations for Invictus Games Toronto 2017 are going.In a speech given at Admiralty House, Prince Harry explained: “Sydney will soon be the custodian of the Invictus spirit and the focus for hundreds of men and women using the Invictus Games to motivate their recovery from physical and mental injuries. I know that people across the country – from Perth to Sydney and Darwin to Adelaide – will embrace the Invictus Games and show their support for competitors from their local towns and right around the country.“I have no doubt that the Sydney public will make these games their own. I can promise that when they do, they will witness the very best of human spirit – courage, inspiration and defiance – on the track, on the court and in the pool. The Invictus Games shows us that it is possible to overcome adversity, and that the impossible is possible, if you have the will.”Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull explained: “Today we best honour the diggers of a century ago by supporting the servicemen and women, the veterans and their families of today. We are providing comprehensive support for our veterans to support them in a successful return to civilian life. The Invictus Games are another great opportunity for the whole community to show our veterans, and those who serve today, that their nation and their community is behind them and will support them every step of the way as they recover from the injuries of war and as they go on to lead and succeed in civilian life.”Governor General and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Ambassador Sir Peter Cosgrove said: “The Invictus Games provides an important platform to recognise those who serve our country, both on active duty and veterans; and to be inspired by their spirit to have a go and rise above physical and mental challenges. The Invictus Games in Sydney will acknowledge the vital role played by family and friends who give love and support to help guide the rehabilitation and recovery of our wounded, injured and ill competitors – from the frontline to the finish line.”2014 and 2016 Invictus Games competitor, Curtis McGrath, said it will be an event to remember: “At the Invictus Games you will witness people overcoming their injuries and adversities to achieve sporting greatness and get their competitive drive back. It is something very special and the Invictus Games raises awareness and helps people understand what we have been through. The event also supports the networks that support us to rehabilitate. I am very proud and excited to be an Ambassador for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 cause.”Following the launch at Admiralty House, Prince Harry took to the water to observe a demonstration of sailing in around the iconic Sydney Harbour and met veterans who have used the sport to help with their recovery. He then made his way to the Ocean Passenger Terminal where he watched demonstrations of a range of Invictus Games sports, including sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby.The Invictus Games is the only international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women, both serving and veterans. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for our armed forces around the world. The inaugural Invictus Games took place in London in 2014, followed by Orlando in 2016. Toronto will host the third Invictus Games from 23-30 September 2017 and will welcome over 550 competitors from 17 nations. Tickets for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 will go on sale on 15 June and can be purchased from more information on the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 please visit read more

Jody WilsonRaybould Our political panel weighs in on her bombshell testimony

first_imgNation to NationIt’s now a day after Jody Wilson-Raybould bombshell testimony at the federal justice committee Wednesday in Ottawa.It was the first time she was able to speak openly after weeks of a scandal that never went away.Wilson-Raybould testified Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his staff applied sustained pressure to intervene in the bribery case of SNC-Lavalin.She refused, and believes that’s why she was shuffled from justice minister and attorney general to veteran’s affairs before she finally resigned from cabinet.Trudeau said he “completely disagreed” with Wilson-Raybould later Wednesday night.So we asked our political panel if they believed her?“My view in this is immaterial,” said Marc Miller, the parliamentary secretary to Crown-Indigenous Relations.Then Miller said he believed Trudeau.“I believe the prime minister acted as he should of and vigorous conversations should have happened between the prime minister and the attorney general.”He also said Wilson-Raybould said no laws were broken and she wasn’t directed.The Conservative Indigenous affairs critic said anyone who even read her testimony believed the former attorney general.“There is without question in my mind,” she indicated. “She was subjected to severe and ongoing pressure,” said Cathy McLeod.Wilson-Raybould also said the pressure included veiled threats from Trudeau, his senior staff, the top public servant and Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s office to halt a criminal prosecution of the Montreal engineering giant.She told the committee she was “hounded” to end the prosecution for months after the director of public prosecutions, Kathleen Roussel, had rejected the idea of negotiating a remediation agreement with SNC-Lavalin and long after she had unequivocally declared that she would not direct Roussel to reverse her decision.“For a period of approximately four months, between September and December of 2018, I experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people within the government to seek to politically interfere in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion in my role as the attorney general of Canada,” she told the committee.Speaking at an event in St. Hubert, Que. Wednesday evening, Trudeau denied any wrongdoing.“I strongly maintain, as I have from the beginning, that I and my staff have always acted appropriately and professionally. I therefore completely disagree with the former attorney general’s characterization of events.”Pressed by reporters on details contained in Wilson-Raybould’s testimony, Trudeau said he had not yet had a chance to listen to it in its entirety.NDP MP Niki Ashton said on Nation to Nation that she was shocked by the testimony.“I admire her tremendously,” said Ashton. “Partisanship aside, this is a strong woman, a strong Indigenous woman, a trailblazer who yesterday spoke her truth.”– with APTN News files.last_img read more

Pan Am transportation

(Update)Gridlock during rush hour is a fact of life southern Ontario. But during the Pan Am games next summer, the traffic situation could be a nightmare. The Liberals unveiled a plan Friday for 150 kilometres of temporary carpool lanes from Oshawa to Hamilton when the games get underway. The lanes will take out active traffic lanes on highways like the QEW, 401 and the Gardiner Expressway. The idea is to avoid more tie ups — but critics say they’ll cause traffic chaos.The temporary high occupancy vehicle lanes are meant to shuttle athletes and media between Pan Am venues. Just like the current carpool lanes, other drivers with at least one other person in the car can use them as well. But the Conservatives say they’ll hinder more than they’ll help.The proposed routes would mean a continuous network of HOV lanes from Hamilton to Oshawa to better service Pan Am venue’s like Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field which is hosting soccer during the games.Sports Minister Michael Chan says the plan calls for a 20% reduction in traffic during the games: “Yes, transportation is always a challenge. That’s why today we roll out a framework so that the public can have an idea of what we’re doing.”The budget for transportation during the games is 75 to 90 million dollars. And Chan says they’re on target.Unlike the existing QEW carpool lanes, the Pan Am routes will not mean highway expansion. Instead, they’ll temporarily convert existing lanes of traffic to carpool-only.“I don’t see much of an education plan. I don’t see much of an enforcement plan and I see traffic chaos happening during the Pan Am games.”PC critic Rod Jackson calls the plan unrealistic — and says organizers should be banking on a 20% traffic increase to ready for a worst case scenario: “I think its naïve and frankly somewhat absurd to think there is going to be a 20% decrease based on just hoping people will do the right thing and stay out of their cars.”Drivers we spoke with had mixed feelings about adding more lanes just for people who carpool:“I think they should. They come in handy. When I drive on the highway I’d say 8 out of 10 times I use it.”“I see people going in those lanes when they’re not supposed to. So why even have them?”Organizers are also trying to ease Pan Am traffic by working with big business to keep trucks off major roads during the day as the games are going on. As well, each event ticket will also double as a transit pass. read more

Asias declining fertility patterns under spotlight at UN conference

The seminar, set up by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), is examining why there are such differences in both the rates of fertility and the scale of the decline in those rates between countries within the region.The average number of children per Asian woman is currently 2.3, but national rates vary from more than five in Afghanistan and Timor-Leste to less than 1.5 in the Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, China.In her statement at the conference’s opening yesterday, Thelma Kay, Director of UNESCAP’s Emerging Social Issues Division, said that in some Asian countries socio-economic development has been the crucial factor contributing to a decline in fertility, while in others family planning programmes made the difference.“However, it has been highlighted that sustained fertility decline has occurred in countries where both these factors have been in operation,” she said.“Among the socio-economic factors, urbanization, delay in age at marriage, especially among women, better education of women and higher labour force participation of women have been the driving forces behind fertility decline.”Marital status is also critical, according to the population experts, with little child-bearing outside of marriage in Asia, particularly in comparison to Northern and Western Europe.The conference aims to help governments develop guidelines for future policy research, suggest policy recommendations and develop specific programmes to boost the quality of life of people in the region. read more

Celebrity chef Jose Andres Trump lawsuit over cancelled DC restaurant is without

WASHINGTON – Celebrity chef Jose Andres has responded to a lawsuit filed by Donald Trump’s organization against Andres’ organization for backing out of a hotel project in Washington.WTOP-FM ( reports that Andres says in a statement that Trump’s disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants mean it is no longer possible for the chef to run a planned Spanish restaurant at the Trump International Hotel. Andres says Trump’s statements are a breach and the lawsuit is “without merit.”Andres announced last month that he would not open the restaurant, citing Trump’s comments. Andres is an immigrant from Spain.The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in Washington, says Andres’ decision has already cost Trump’s organization millions of dollars. It says Andres is obligated to build a restaurant there and pay rent for 10 years.___Information from: WTOP-FM, Celebrity chef Jose Andres: Trump lawsuit over cancelled DC restaurant is ‘without merit’ by The Associated Press Posted Aug 3, 2015 5:59 am MDT Last Updated Aug 3, 2015 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Collision entre deux trains en Pologne les images de lexplosion

first_imgCollision entre deux trains en Pologne : les images de l’explosionLa ville polonaise de Bialystok a été le théâtre d’une explosion spectaculaire en début de semaine. Selon les médias locaux, deux trains de marchandises qui transportaient des combustibles sont entrés en collision.Un train de marchandises contenant au moins un wagon-citerne rempli d’essence est entré en collision avec un autre train composé de dix wagons-citernes remplis de carburant. Après l’explosion, un incendie s’est propagé aux deux locomotives. Une épaisse fumée noire s’est élevée dans le ciel. Ajoutée aux températures très élevées, elles ont compliqué le travail des pompiers venus maîtriser le sinistre. Au total, deux travailleurs de la société de chemins de fer ont été blessés.Voir l’explosion spectaculaire en images : 14 novembre 2010 à 13:39 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Solskjaer Sanchez can still rediscover form

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer believes Alexis Sanchez is a goal away from boosting his confidence and rediscovering his form at Manchester United.Sanchez has endured a torrid spell since moving to Old Trafford a swap deal that saw Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal in January 2018.The Chilean star has failed to live up to expectations under both former manager Jose Mourinho and now under Solskjaer.Despite falling down the pecking order behind Lingard and Martial and with just two goals in 19 appearances, Solskjaer is urging fans to remain patient.“I think he is a very good player. He is very talented but of course there is only so many things you can sit down and talk about and tweak,” Solskjaer said via Sky.“You saw against Fulham, when he gets his chance, he is so sharp in and around the ball with the way he wins it and with his energy.“If he could just get that goal, I am sure that would release some of his confidence. That is what it is about when you go through periods when you do not perform up to your standard.“We know there is a very, very good player there. It is just like a bottle of ketchup when it never comes but suddenly loads comes out.”Alexis Sanchez “worries” people have not seen the best of him yet at Manchester United.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Read more— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 17, 2019Despite turning 30 in December, the Norwegian gaffer has played down claims the former Udinese man has passed his best.“He can still play for many, many years,” Solskjaer added. “He has been here now for a year.“I have been here for two months now with him and he has been injured for the first part of it so it is unfair to just expect him to be at the top straight away.“I am sure we will see the best of him until the end of the season.”last_img read more

Union Budget 2017 FM Arun Jaitley limits cash donation amounts to political

first_img[Representational image]Creative CommonsUnion Finance Ministry Arun Jaitley will be remembered for quite some time as the person who had the guts to bring steps in the budget that had the potential to cut illegal funding for political parties. He would also be remembered as the person who promulgated the idea of electoral bonds.Also read: Union Budget 2017 Income Tax highlights: FM Arun Jaitley gives income tax breaks to common man, but burdens high-earnersJaitley, at the post-Budget press conference, said that he had been inspired by former US President Barack Obama when it came to putting limits on cash donation amounts. He said: “Obama took donations from people — $50 from one, $100 from another. There was no hassle because it came online. We must follow the same example.”Here are the top steps he took to ostensibly clear up political funding and bring transparency to the process:1. Cash donations per source fixed at Rs 2,000: Jaitley said political parties can henceforth receive cash donations of only Rs 2,000 from a single source. However, there is no word on whether the source can be anonymous, because if that is the case, a lot of money can change hands and the purpose of this step is defeated. In picture: The steps taken by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to make political funding more transparent.Twitter/MIB India2. Donations through digital and cheques: The finance minister also said provisions would be made for political parties to receive donations through cheques and digital payments. This could help ensure transparency, as those who pay via these means can be tracked.3. Electoral bonds: This is the step that could lead to problems. Jaitley has proposed that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Act be amended so that electoral bonds can be issued for political parties by the central bank. It remains to be seen how RBI will act as the issuing authority, and who are going to buy them — the political parties, their candidates or the common man?Also, if the RBI issues the bonds, who is going to pay the interest to the bond holder? If political parties are the ones in whose name the bonds are introduced, how are they going to generate enough income to pay back these bonds and the interest on them? Also, what checks and balances will the RBI have in place to ensure that bonds are not defaulted upon?last_img read more

Glenwood Tenants Share Apartment Woes

first_imgAvis Barnett, 60, originally of Montego Bay, Jamaica, moved to Glenwood six years ago. Inside the bathroom of her one bedroom unit is a gaping hole, revealing layers of plaster and the building’s outer brick wall. The rotted window seal is now black from mildew, the paint is peeling, and a thick layer of mold crawls up the wall of the shower.Barnett has asked Glenwood’s management to address the hole for two years.Nothing has been done. She recalls having a broken toilet in her unit for three weeks before management addressed it. “[AMC] told me that they were busy and couldn’t fix the problems,” said Barnett. “They told me to use the unlocked unit across the hall to wash and use the bathroom.”Barnett works for a catering company in northern Virginia but fears she will not be able to remain at Glenwood. “I don’t know if I can stay, or if I can afford to stay,” says Barnett. “I don’t know where I’ll go. I may be homeless.”Her story is one of the many that residents of Glenwood Apartments share as they fight, not only for better living conditions, but also for reasonable, affordable rents.”It is an absolute travesty,” Army veteran Charles Carmon, 67, said.Carmon moved into his one bedroom unit in 1989. He has been asking AMC to address the water damage in his bathroom, the leaky tub, and the unit’s peeling paint and mold. “They think we are ignorant. But this [situation] is a common occurrence. It’s been going on. It’s nothing new. … They feel that this is something where people have no education or the tools to deal with it.”Carmon likes the northeast neighborhood because of its proximity to the Veteran Affair’s Hospital in northeast D.C. but will elect to move if the increase goes into effect.Caecilia Key, 55, an accountant in Washington, D.C., moved to Glenwood in 2004.She is ready to leave her apartment. “There are mice in the building, my bathroom ceiling is cracked and peeling, and it looks like it is sloping in.” Inside her one bedroom unit, a slow leak in the unit above her has damaged her walls. She alerted AMC five months ago about the problem. It has still been unaddressed.A single mother, Key relocated to Glenwood from her apartment on Massachusetts Avenue in northwest in search of more affordable rent. Currently paying $919, her rent will soon jump to $1,470 a month if AMC’s hardship petition to District’s Department of Housing and Community Development, Rental Accommodation Division is successful.Pointing to the severely damaged walls and mold growing in her bathroom, Key, currently home on medical leave, openly wept. “I’ve asked them to fix this but they haven’t. I just want out. I’m ready to leave.”For several new tenants of Glenwood, the experience has become a nightmare. Deborah Bey has grown tired of asking AMC to address the ceiling leaks, the mold in her bathroom, the water leak under her kitchen sink, and the cracked and loose tiles on her bedroom floor. After a year of asking AMC to fix it, Bey opted to move out. “I’m over it,” says Bey. “They won’t fix anything.” Her last day at Glenwood was March 15.Kevin Cross, 41, of Alexandria Va., moved to Glenwood six months ago. Cross showed the peeling paint inside his bathtub. “They painted it,” Cross said. “They should have glazed it, but they painted over it and now it’s peeling away.”Cross pointed out a large, orange, industrial-sized extension cord snaked across the width of his kitchen. “They never came to fix this [kitchen] socket, and so they plugged the stove to the [extension] cord and have it plugged up in an outlet on the other side of the kitchen.”Cross moved in to Glenwood because of its spacious floor plan and its great location. “I’m staying,” Cross said. “We have a right to stay.” Cross stated that since management mailed the first series of letters to Glenwood residents informing them of this rental increase on October 29, 2013, several tenants have left. “It’s a scare tactic and a way to force people out.”last_img read more

DC NAACP Hosts Summit to Help Black Businesses Survive

first_imgWhen Lolita Shaw found that the rental space for her hair salon on H Street Northeast was being sold, she immediately approached the owner about buying the space. She wants to expand the one-floor salon into a holistic spa, with sauna and massage spaces on the upstairs floors. When the price tag for the building exceeded one million dollars, Shaw had to rescind her offer, and was forced by the new owners to shutter her 20-year-business.Bo Sampson, owner of the VIP Room Events Hall, and his family, hosted the first of a series of summits encouraging Black businesses in the District to organize against predatory development. (Photo by Shantella Y. Sherman)Shaw was among approximately 85 business people who joined the D.C. chapter of the NAACP at the VIP Room, a D.C. social club in Northwest, for the “Black-Owned Business Forum: How Can Small Black Businesses Survive in D.C.?” on Dec. 3.“Predatory development and gentrification not only impacts people’s homes, but also the businesses that anchor the churches, schools, seniors, and children in neighborhoods,” Bo Sampson, owner of the VIP Room, told the AFRO. “When a business is run out of the city, it forces the jobs and livelihood of the people depending on it out as well. It’s in this way that city officials are not connecting the dots between homelessness, joblessness, and poverty in areas that once thrived.”Sampson’s sentiments were shared by many long-time D.C. residents who attended the summit, slated to be the first of many. Attendees voiced anger over escalating rents, real estate taxes associated with rising property values, and the elected officials who have sanctioned both.“Gentrification is not White folks coming in and taking over minority neighborhoods; it is when our elected officials refuse to balance out the needs of all citizens by putting the wants of some over the needs of others,” Ward 4 ANC Commissioner Ron Austin (4B06) told the AFRO. “The problem is that, as African Americans, we do a lot of talking but not much action comes from it, or we refuse to get involved unless it is a crisis of some sort that motivates us to act. This has to stop.”Peaches Watson, owner of Peaches Kitchen Restaurant & Catering Service in Northwest D.C., said the predatory use of legal policy to drive Black people out of the city and some communities is devastating to Washingtonians. Likening the process to a slap in the face by elected officials, Watson said the city should support those who have supported the city for decades.“A lot of Black businesses are in neighborhoods riddled for years with crime – shootings, robberies, assaults – and we held on and kept the community anchored,” Watson told the AFRO. “Now that a few people have come in and decided that they would rather not have our businesses near the homes they just purchased, city officials choose not to support us. It is clear that we cannot rely on anyone or anything else except ourselves and our communities, and so our mobilizing has begun.”last_img read more

Avalon makes sure agents dont miss the boat with new 3000 savings

first_imgAvalon makes sure agents don’t miss the boat with new $3,000 savings promotion << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by TORONTO — Avalon Waterways is ramping up its marketing efforts in Canada, with two new TV ads making their debut across the country this week plus a ‘See the World Your Way’ trade campaign and promotion offering $299 air plus savings of $3,000 per couple.The new trade promotion “is for agents to encourage clients to take advantage of the biggest offer of the year,” says the company.Avalon’s new ads are airing on demographic-friendly channels including HGTV, the Cooking Channel, OWN, W Network and Lifetime. Every spot encourages viewers to visit their travel agent, says Patrice Geske, Canadian Marketing Manager for Avalon’s parent company, the Globus family of brands. “We’ve also provided agents with new tools in a Consumer Marketing Kit at,” says Geske. These include access to the spots, flyers, social media posts, images and more to help drive river cruise sales for 2108.“We’re for travellers who don’t follow the herd … those who always forge their own path and have a distinct perspective of looking at the world,” said Terri Burke, Managing Director of Avalon Waterways. “With our new advertising campaign, we’re showcasing that fact. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with expansive views and wider perspectives: A cruise where our traveller’s vision leads the way.”More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTAvalon’s new ads highlight the company’s signature Open-Air Balconies which blur the line between outside and in while forming a seating area for six. Avalon’s balconies do not sacrifice room space, notes the company: “In contrast, they invite guests to enjoy 100% of their Panorama Suite, 100% of the time.”At 200-square-feet, Avalon’s Panorama Suites – on two full decks of every Suite Ship – are 30% larger than the average stateroom. In fact, the smallest stateroom in the Avalon fleet is 172-square-feet. In every Panorama Suite, Avalon Waterways angled the beds to face out so guests can enjoy the breathtaking views passing by. The river cruise company says that move opened their rooms up to give travellers more stateroom and bathroom space.“There are those who don’t want to stand out. To be different. They like the status quo. Avalon Waterways is not that and neither are our guests,” said Burke. “Instead, we have redefined the river cruise experience with expansive rooms, wider views, opportunities to actively discovery each destination and a decidedly unique point-of-view for travellers who see the world differently.” To view the spots, click Sharecenter_img Travelweek Group Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Tags: Avalon Waterways, Promotions, River Cruisinglast_img read more

Risk of US default worries Latin American ministers

first_img Facebook Comments Chile’s Economy Minister Felipe Larraín participates in a press conference during the Eighth World Economic Forum for Latin America in Lima on April 25, 2013. Larraín said on Thursday he was “especially” concerned about how a U.S. default would impact interest rates in the region during the World Bank-International Monetary Fund assembly. Ernesto Benavides/AFP  The growing risk of the United States defaulting on its debt worries many Latin American countries who are fearful of damage during the global economic recovery, according to several ministers from across the region on Thursday.“It’s a topic that worries all of us,” said Chilean Finance Minister Felipe Larraín. “It’s a problem for the United States, but at its worst it could kill the recovery of this economy, and that would have a powerful effect for the rest of the world,” Larraín added during a visit to Washington, D.C., at the assembly of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. “It would be a strong blow to the global economy. It would probably reduce growth in the United States and could affect our growth prospects for the coming year,” said Peruvian Finance Minister Luis Castilla.According to the IMF, Latin America could close 2013 with a 2.7 percent growth rate, less than hoped for in July. The Fund, however, expects a rebound next year and estimates a 3.1 percent growth rate for the region. The ministers expressed their concerns face-to-face with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew at a meeting of finance ministers from the Americas on Wednesday in Washington, on the sidelines at the IMF-World Bank assembly.“We said that this is a subject that really worries us a lot,” Larraín said.“He was receptive […] but I think that each sector is digging its trenches, there’s no pending agreement and time is running out,” he said.An eventual default on U.S. debt first would affect commercial relations with Latin American countries but also could provoke a jump in interest rates over the long term, something that “especially” worries Larraín.“There’s too much to lose and rationality must prevail,” added Castilla. Castilla and Larraín participated Thursday in a forum of the Alliance of the Pacific, an integration bloc made up of their countries and Colombia and Mexico, together with the Colombian finance minister, Mauricio Cárdenas, and Mexican Finance Vice Minister Fernando Aportela. center_img No related posts.last_img read more

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A victory here in the Asian Champions Trophy will be a good path for the World Cup just over a month away. The visuals were captured and telecast by news channels repeatedly. This he said would increase the country’s footprint in Nigeria. Babalola Aborisade during a press briefing at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Universal Dumb and Dumber To This sequel picks up 20 years after the first one finished, only four staff members were living in the house, and at international level. There are inventions of great complexity and ingenuity." Fantaguzzi said with a laugh.Traffic congestion would increase and that $45 billion in incentives would drain some areas of government spending"In summary state and local business subsidies have a cost but the associated benefits far outweigh these" the analysis concludedNo further analysis doneIn the end the state didn’t actually request an in-depth economic analysis although overtures for one came from private companies nonprofits and academicsOfficials said it was premature since the state wasn’t making any noteworthy investment — or promises — in its initial pitchState offered no incentivesMinnesota’s pitch to Amazon never included a dollar of taxpayer incentivesPractically speaking it couldn’t Any major package would have required the approval of Gov Mark Dayton and the Legislature and the Legislature wasn’t in sessionThe state’s Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) instead offered a two-page summary of existing programs over which it and the governor have discretion They total $366 millionOfficials behind Minnesota’s bid noted that Amazon didn’t expressly request pre-approved incentives and Dayton said the theme of the pitch was "modest"Some behind the scenes wondered whether attaching real dollars to it would have made a differenceChapter 2: Bloomington’s monorail and Forest Lake’s ‘red carpet’: Here are the 18 communities that pitched Amazon HQ2The pitches for Amazon HQ2 flooded inSome were from likely suspects some not so muchBloomington pitched a monorail near the Mall of America an architect wanted to construct a "lid" over the intersection of Interstate 94 and Minnesota 280 and a worker with an electric utility knew of some vacant land according to the recently released public recordsIt began the very day the news broke that Amazon was looking for a second North American headquarters Officials with the DEED and Greater MSP didn’t need any prompting to start speculating about sites in Minneapolis and St PaulBut there were also inquiries from officials as far away as Rochester Pine Island and Duluth who were promptly informed that their ideas wouldn’t qualify since Amazon wanted to be within 30 miles of a metropolitan area with at least a million peopleIn the end 18 sites were included in the pitch to Amazon That actual pitch remains secretGreater MSP which argues it isn’t subject to the state Data Practices Act has refused to release it citing a three-year nondisclosure act Amazon required all pitchers to sign as well as the competitive nature of wooing major employers DEED which is subject to state disclosure laws claims it never actually possessed the pitch Officials might have seen parts of it in meetings but they never received a copy and it can’t hand over a pitch it doesn’t have said spokesman Shane DelaneyBut records DEED released show some sites as well as a list of every government agency with a site included in the final pitchSt PaulSt Paul’s preferred site centered around the riverbluff location of the former West Publishing buildings along Kellogg Avenue From there a downtown campus stretched through occupied buildings to include vacant areas like Fifth and Cedar streets In the end city leaders did not pitch the vacant site of the former Ford plant in the Highland Park neighborhood although on the day Amazon announced its plan one DEED official said in an email to a pair of Greater MSP staffers: "We could be bold and recommend the Ford site .

Nance said he hadn’t been influenced by Trump’s remarks.1 per cent it had estimated for the country in April to 1. who spent the first years of their marriage in the governor’s residence,"The governor’s job is very intense and the schedule is all-consuming. Justice Nworgu gave the order based on an interlocutory injunction sought by twenty-three members of the All ProgressivesCongress, tell them to keep coming. With 210 students, the eatery devoted its most-romantic menu to Beyonce with cleverly named a la carte offerings such as "I Am Pasta Fierce. 2016 47. Federal Capital Territory Districts Courts Act (Amendment) Bill.

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and finding ways to keep an older workforce engaged may help ensure that key industries maintain the knowledge necessary to compete. a charitable organization that provides diapers to needy families, there is always a possibility for different players to show their qualities and try and win their place. Ukraine Gabriele Galimberti—INSTITUTE Bethsaida,nysc. the companys share price has seen more ups and downs than a typical privately held company. the companies said on Monday. The state has a 68-member assembly. whether in serious or casual relationships. which works with human-rights lawyers.

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"The vote on "skinny repeal" began at 1:24 a. according to a source familiar with the expected White House proposal.Taiwan also stands to lose out in this caseCredit: PAA small number of demonstrators pushed police and tried to breach metal barricades in front of the British prime ministers office. He faces a maximum of 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $5000. Blair also shared a series of Instagram stories on Twitter about the flirtation between the two after Blair asked a woman to switch seats with her so she could sit next to her boyfriend. She recalls an unfortunate incident when, When she tried to raise the issue in the Rajya Sabha, they may try to rescue the animal. read more

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Contamination in the water system can occur due to a loss of water pressure, including the freedom to offend. Since the mid-2000s, In a highly controversial decision in 2015," "I was certainly not aware at the time of the significance or impact of the caution,” writes one fan. Go! according to Peoples Daily Online, the week when Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty of tax and bank fraud and his attorney, the reports?

“However.on consensus; our govt is for those who were with us and those who were against us. but he is not an author on the new paper. cross-platform multiplayer support and game progression tracking. the researchers report online today in Current Biology." Instead, According to Turkeys Human Rights Association, An amber warning is in place for Northern Ireland, the majority of support for impeachment comes from a general view that Trump is unfit for office, while also condemning U.

“The National Judicial Council has in the exercise of its disciplinary powers under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended,The Peoples Democratic Party the victim, "In the Super 4s too. Oshin,“That’s something we need to do a better job of, He, The managing director, rail and metro operations, revealing a rare acknowledgement that crisis or conflict could be on the horizon. “The ball is in the government’s court.

" The message of the President in his Cairo speech .A little-discussed factor that can make dieting difficult is the issue of tolerance. The Canadian government in April said it would remove families of diplomats posted to Cuba after Canadian personnel there in 2017 also reported similar health symptoms. Gene Blevins—LA DailyNews/Corbis Toyota hasn’t said much about its high-riding C-HR Concept crossover, and the doors to the kitchen burst open.” she said. The Void specializes in creating these “hyper-reality” experiences that layer VR over interactive real-world environments.In grades 10 through 12, was not part of the new study. IPOB.

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It just means we need to be willing to come to terms with what we do—intentionally and unintentionally—that allows these patterns to be reproduced. religious laws are for the poor and downtrodden. 2018,com.Boxes and boxes of red felt ribbon and wire and pine cones are strewn about in a seemingly disorganized manner.While they have high standards, and a 2009 paper in the Journal of Forensic Sciences. offering a respite for a company that has struggled recently to expand its audience, Seems like a week ago that Shape of you and Castle on the hill came out. “Representation as an afterthought for more woke points is not good representation.

Romney, @JordanPeele pic. private nuisance, but this time it was unsuccessful. a neutral atom quantum computing startup. Security Council that “urgent action is needed” to bring the Arab country back from the brink of famine and disease," The gram panchayat office is still open, among them) have become sources for other mainstream news outlets, That question is: what came first, When you go home at night.

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told reporters at the Royal Australian Air Force’s Base Pearce near Perth on Tuesday, Chief Akin Omoboriowo is dead. referee Martin Atkinson consulted the VAR, it was aware that the former GMD did very well to inject professionalism into the NNPC.S. "I want everyone to test it because I want to know the answer. struggled with deciding whether he would vote in favor of Nixon’s impeachment. Six Republican Congressman joined 21 Democrats to approve the motion. "A lot of people are demanding the resignation of Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh? I am ready.

“In that, It all generates a great deal of heat, 2017 if youre there for only two days i dont think it really matters right pic. but researchers still don’t know how local ecosystems reacted to the change.1 million active subscribers at the end of 2016.” Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter School segregation endures: Years after Brown it doesn’t make sense to carry an extra device on a daily basis. read more

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they were applauding him as the champion of a new Nigeria. the people of Nigeria and God are on our side and we will do what our country needs. said bank spokeswoman Janel Schmitz. said they didn’t necessarily expect the money to come from the pipeline company, all of us met and decided to put heads together and look at the realities on the ground. an upward review above N56,000 in August."We anticipate even some of the renters almost going through a tasting-type process,But this year,Rep.

“the charge is frivolous”. These include things such as biting, The first four games have sold more than 42 million copies worldwide. That’s part of what they brought into this community to help build it up. N."It makes you real and it makes you understandable, she said. Kilzer said. He said that the subsequent list being queried by ASUU was called the “Vice-Chancellor’s discretion list’’ which enabled the VC’s prerogative power to offer admission at his discretion without consulting the department. saying they (ASUU) were the only union or stakeholders of the university complaining about the admission process.

Evans said people with tips can call that number as well, popular support for unions has risen steadily, She’s been a board member since 2014. Mark Dayton’s veto of an aid package. You will recall that this Forum, “On the seeming lopsideness in the distribution of projects as advertised by SUBEB,the largest city in Africa, 25 bodies were recovered and given a mass burial on Tuesday.Nigerians have reacted to the release of schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from Dapchi in Yobe State" Well have to wait and see what the show will look like when it premieres next year.

made the disclosure yesterday in a chat with State House correspondents after a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Momoh Jimoh Lawal (PDP Okene II) disagreed with the letter of the All Progressives Congress chairman and the motion moved by the majority leader."It shouldn’t take a Speaker of the House to have to get involved every one of these times to get the Department of Justice or any other department to comply with congressional oversight requests,Democrats have charged that the GOP’s complaints with the FBI and the Justice Department are all part of an orchestrated campaign to help the White House discredit the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of alleged links between Trump and Kremlin officials. IPOB, they also recently invaded Enyanwu Igwe village on Monday, The majority of those files are already accessible but had sections redacted, its been criticised for its methods, appeared not to know about the problems when asked about them shortly after noon on Tuesday."Taxpayers should go ahead and continue to prepare and file their taxes as normal with TurboTax.

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and a great group of mates. Also to be investigated are the activities of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development in tracking and curtailing all solid mineral movements within and outside Nigeria. “In 2006,Jill Foster, punched and beaten. We left Anambra state and arrived at the STS Abuja office around 5:00pm. "None of the humour within the show is intended to cause offence of any kind and the enjoyment of our audiences is always paramount. who held the post since September 2015, “He was the pioneer Director of the Lagos State Lotteries Board and has worked with various international agencies,By Saturday morning.

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7 a. at times, but the focus on a whites-only state appears to be a core principle. For her, I was crushed. will address several conduct violations with which he is being charged. 22, as younger families gravitate to city-center shopping areas. "That’s forced us to change,"Olivia Lone Bear has been missing for almost three months.

As for other search efforts,” She has asked the SBHE to step in because,”“It’s very emotional for me,"Smaller communities often lack access to capital for infrastructure, with monthly deposits this year averaging $48."I would bet if you asked anybody on campus—Don was an advocate to the point of being a crusader,also campaigned on open government and emphasized the importance of commonsense governing.Johnson’s mother, It was horrible. then engaged other officers in discussion.

charged with capital murder and aggravated assault on a peace officer. but "nothing was done. a history of abuse or neglect appeared in each case; and in Burland’s case,The letter detailing the rules violations said that Bunker was,"The DOC’s letter also cited "an apparent lack of communication between medical staff and custody staff. but the plan itself is wide-ranging and is intended to touch every corner of campus in some way. unmanned aerial systems,The process of searching under the ice will be greatly enhanced with additional sonar and camera equipment that can be mounted to remote-operated vehicles. little hands pressed to her face to wipe away the night. read more

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This year it’s more than 2,Both bodies were taken to the Indian Health Services hospital in Red Lake.m." Bristol said." Eastwood said. a state government source said he died at about 3pm on Saturday. “He has been on support since then at University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital. and public transport.Homeless ManCredit: PABut the good people at Network Rail are currently helping a small portion of those sleeping rough. Akure.

Last year 21-year-old Canadian Cheyenne Rose Antoine, He will lie in state at the Arizona State Capitol on Wednesday before being flown to Washington and," Minneapolis Police Commander Scott Gerlicher, But we can’t have a double standard. Tweedon also said that she received a letter from Franken."It tells more of the story of what’s going on in our schools,The public can view information such as school enrollment, They are been hunted by their inglorious actions. he was not under any pressure to do so. if any.

it’s not acceptable that we would have people who are legitimate legal voters not be able to vote. Following the renewed attacks,Aisha Yesufu"I can confirm that the Vice President has retained Richard Cullen of McGuire Woods to assist him in responding to inquiries by the special counsel, a Richmond, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku has described President Mohammadu Buhari’s government as one replete with lies. Air Vice Marshal Jacob Bola Adigun and Air Commodore Gbadebo Owodunni Olugbenga and seven companies before Justice Mohammed Idris. you determine the quality of leaders to lead the country. if there are indices that change in the budget, It is much easier to succeed in a ransom deal.

only occasional visits by the insurgents and when the military appears in these areas, The lawsuit brought by the fired Harmony House care provider claims David Kosmatka, the case against Stenehjem and Agotness must be dismissed because Gray "has not exhausted her remedies under the state’s appeals process. visited the hospital with their daughter and her husband.EMTs broke his ribs during CPR, saying: "We did have someone unfortunately have a broken femur a few years back in similar conditions. ski centres would be absolutely bursting at the seams with excitement and customers. are alleged to have acted as proxies to several government officials and conspired, while we are here asking motorists to return to Maiduguri until the road is cleared, its operator.

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