Moroccan Clocks Go Back to Standard Time, Stir Confusion

The company added that “Morocco [is staying] on Daylight Saving Time. We are on GMT +1.”Facebook and Twitter feeds quickly filled up with posts attempting to ascertain the actual time.A government council adopted Draft Decree 2.18.855  on Friday, adding 60 minutes to the standard time in Morocco year-round.The last-minute decision came only two days before Morocco was set to turn clocks back one hour, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time.Tensions escalated when Minister Delegate for Administration Reform and Civil Service Mohamed Ben Abdelkader remarked that the sudden move was the result of an evaluative study that asserted the “adoption of ‘doubling timing’ has created a kind of confusion.”The decision was based on various indicators that “take into account aspects relating to health, the energy economy, and the commercial transactions of the kingdom,” he said.The government, however, never announced that it was studying the effects of time change, nor was there notice of an intent to permanently alter the time. A statement from Secretary-General of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces Party Driss Lachgar sparked outrage among Moroccans.Lachgar said that Moroccan citizens are not against GMT+1, and he went on to declare debate on the issue wrong and unjustified.He added that Moroccans would be ready to go to work at 5:00 AM if the government offered them such employment opportunities.GMT+1 leaves door open for speculationRumors that Renault was behind the government’s decision to maintain GMT+1 abound.General Directorate of Altitude RH Chikhi Adib spoke about the rumors in a comment on LinkedIn. He said that the time difference between Europe and Morocco will significantly damage the company’s expected revenue.He added that “the CEO of Renault came to Morocco to personally demand the application of GMT+1 year-round.”Furthermore, during a meeting between King Mohammed VI and Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn in Marrakech on Thursday, Ghosn and Elalamy informed the King of an extension project at the Renault plant that will double its production capacity by 2022. Surprised to find standard time on their phone screens, many Moroccans blamed mobile network operators.What time is it?On Sunday morning, social media users expressed their anger and confusion about the situation. Many people were perplexed by the use of standard time on their phones.Inwi told Morocco World News that the company “is not responsible for changing the clock time. This is a problem coming from the phones which are programmed automatically.” read more

Scotiabank to purchase ING Bank of Canada for 31billion

[np_storybar title=”Scotiabank, National Bank and TD potential buyers of ING Direct Canada: analysts” link=””%5DBank of Nova Scotia, National Bank of Canada and Toronto-Dominion Bank are considered potential buyers for ING Direct Canada, the online Canadian arm of the Dutch financial institution ING Groep NV, analysts said [/np_storybar]TORONTO — Scotiabank plans to scoop up Canada’s eighth largest bank, ING Bank of Canada, from Netherlands-based parent ING Group for $3.13-billion in cash.ING would continue to operate separately under the deal announced Wednesday and keep the same branding — popularized in ads in which viewers are exhorted to “save your money” — for at least 14 months.Scotiabank said the deal to buy the subsidiary, with a book value of about $1.7 billion and about $3-billion in deposits, will add to its earnings within the first year.“ING will now benefit from a strong stable Canadian owner who will provide additional resources to continue to expand and to grow,” Scotiabank president and CEO Rick Waugh said on a conference call with analysts held just after the deal was announced.“For Scotiabank this will provide us with a new source of incremental earnings beginning in the first year as well as $30 billion in retail deposits of 1.8 million customers to further diversify our funding.”[np-related]Waugh added that ING’s portfolio will help Scotia solidify its No. 3 position in the Canadian deposit space.ING Direct president and CEO Peter Aceto said ING — which has no physical branches — would continue to operate under its current no frills banking model and as a separate entity from Scotia.“For our customers, we expect no change … we will continue to offer our customers the highly competitive and attractively priced products that we have become known for, and we will be continuing our efforts to earn more customers with our focus on Canadians who are self-directed.”He added that Canadian ownership will be an “added advantage, not only for our local customers and loyal customers but for our employees as well.”Parent company ING Groep NV has been struggling to keep its balance sheet healthy amid bad loans and declining margins. It has been in the news for getting bailed out by the state — it still owes three billion euros in remaining bailout money from the Dutch government from the 2008 financial crisis.It announced earlier this summer that it was putting its Canadian division under revue for a potential sale. ING will now benefit from a strong stable Canadian owner who will provide additional resources to continue to expand and to grow The deal, announced after markets closed Wednesday, is expected to result in a net investment by Scotiabank of $1.9-billion, after deducting the excess capital currently at ING Direct.Scotiabank is also announcing a public offering of 29 million common shares at $52 — for gross proceeds of $1.5-billion — to fund the acquisition.The deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close by this December.Like many of Europe’s banks, ING has had to divest assets and lean on emergency funds as anxiety over the Greek debt crisis took a toll on confidence in the continent’s financial institutions, which had already been battered by the recession.The Canadian ING business was established in 1997, attracting customers with its promise of no-fee banking.They can manage high interest savings and chequing accounts online or over the phone as well as take out mortgages, or invest in mutual funds — but withdrawals and deposits are done at various ATM locations.Scotiabank has most recently been making a series of international acquisitions as part of its focus on diversifying its revenue base away from a seemingly tapped out Canadian market.On Tuesday, Scotiabank reported its profits grew by 57% in the third quarter as several divisions improved performance and the bank also benefited from the sale of its headquarters in Toronto.Net income for the period was $2.05-billion, or $1.69 per share, up from $1.3-billion, or $1.10 per share, a year ago.Scotiabank’s Core EPS, a measurement the bank says best compares with analyst predictions, was $1.22 per share. A survey by Thomson Reuters had shown analysts, on average, expected earnings of $1.19 per share.Revenue increased to $5.51-billion from $4.3-billion.The bank said the results also included an after-tax gain of $614-million from the sale of its headquarters, Scotia Plaza, a 68-storey tower near the corner of King and Bay streets.In its performance breakdown, the bank said its Canadian operations saw profits rise to $521 million from $426-million.In February, ING sold ING Direct in the U.S. to Capital One for 489 million euros (US$600-million).In 2010, ING Group unloaded 400 Canadian industrial properties at a $1.3-billion discount to Alberta Investment Management Corp. and KingSett Capital after the European financial giant saw the portfolio’s value crash since it was acquired four years ago.The Canadian Press read more

Kalmunai protesters reject solution fast continues

Pictures by Farook Sihan The protesters have been demanding for a separate separate Divisional Secretariat for Kalmunai North.However, Muslim Parliamentarians have refused to accept such a move. (Colombo Gazette) A tense situation also arose when the delegation attempted to settle the dispute. A solution submitted by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to resolve a dispute which has led to a fast by some clergy and others in Kalmunai was rejected today.The solution was taken to the protesters by a delegation which included Ministers Daya Gamage, Mano Ganesan and Parliamentarian M.A Sumanthiran. However, the protesters rejected the proposal and decided to continue the fast. read more

Goodman student to be CEO for a day

Jingwen LuoA Goodman School of Business Co-op student will get a glimpse into the inner workings of one of the country’s biggest courier companies when she plays CEO for the day.Jingwen Luo, in her fourth year of business administration, is one of seven Ontario students selected to shadow a top Canadian business executive in the Odgers Berndston CEO x 1 Day program.She was matched with Patrick Nangle, president and CEO of Purolator.Luo will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn the complexities of leading a top Canadian company when she spends the day with Nangle on Feb. 24. In turn, Nangle will gain insight into what drives the next generation of business leaders.Luo went through a rigourous three-phase selection process to get the gig, starting last October when she was up against hundreds of other applicants.Students entering the competition are initially screened based on their academic record, resume and a short essay about leadership. In the second phase, they complete an online leadership assessment form.The final phase is a telephone interview, followed by a half-day spent with Odgers Berndston partners and consultants, participating in group exercises and one-on-one interviews.Throughout the process, Goodman Career and the Co-op Office provided support and mentorship to Luo.This is the seventh year for the competition. Odgers Berndston is a global headhunting firm that specializes in recruiting and assessing executives and board members in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. read more

CRTC releases new code of conduct for Canadas internet service providers

OTTAWA — Canada’s internet service providers will be required to abide by a new code of conduct imposed by the industry’s federal regulator, which is giving them until January to prepare for the new rules.Among other things, the internet code aims to make contracts, policies and pricing easier to understand.It also introduces new rules that will permit customers to cancel an internet contract within 45 days, without a cancellation fee, if it differs from what was offered.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says the code will apply specifically to ten of Canada’s largest internet service providers but it wants all ISPs to live by the same principles.The CRTC estimates 87 per cent of Canadians with an internet subscription are with one of the large ISPs, primarily owned by one of the country’s telephone and cable companies.An industry-funded dispute resolution body, called the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services, will administer the internet code — as it already does for separate codes for wireless and television service providers.The Canadian Press read more

Amaya investigator says no direct proof that privileged information was shared

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 13, 2016 12:12 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 13, 2016 at 10:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – The lead investigator in the insider trading case against associates of Amaya says the Quebec securities regulator has no direct proof that privileged information was shared in phone calls preceding several acquisitions.Under cross-examination before an independent tribunal, Xavier Saint-Pierre said he doesn’t know exactly what was said in a series of calls among officials working for the online gaming company or between family members in relation to the acquisitions of Cryptologic Inc., Chartwell Technology and WMS Industries by Scientific Games.In some cases he couldn’t be sure calls even went through.However, Saint-Pierre said the parties also communicated through texts and emails.“Circumstantial evidence shows there was a transmission of privileged information,” he said during a grilling by the lawyer for former Amaya CEO David Baazov.L’Autorite des marches financiers, Quebec’s securities regulator, alleges that 12 people used access to privileged information about impending Amaya acquisitions to reap nearly $1.5 million in profit over five years.The AMF has filed a report with the tribunal that contains a list of emails, text messages and phone calls, along with trading activity among the accused parties, upon which it bases its allegations.No charges have been laid against the 12 individuals. However, several bank and trading accounts have been frozen since March while the AMF continues to investigate.The named individuals dropped plans to contest the orders after entering into agreements with the regulator.David Baazov is not subject to cease trading orders, but the AMF has alleged that Baazov and his brother Josh benefited from a kickback scheme in which payments were received in exchange for sharing privileged information.“Today was the first step in setting the record straight, said Baazov.“I would like to reiterate that I did not receive any money, gifts or anything for that matter as it relates to the trading by any of these people in any securities. I look forward to being exonerated on all allegations and putting this behind me.”Saint-Pierre referred to an email that Craig Levett sent to Baazov’s brother Josh.“Here is what we owe your brother. I will have a check for him tomorrow and you too.”Saint-Pierre said it has not found any related cheques paid to David Baazov but continues to evaluate the lengthy bank records.Baazov faces criminal charges before the Quebec Court, including influencing or attempting to influence the market price of the securities of Amaya and communicating privileged information. He resigned as CEO last month and cut all ties with the company, though is a major shareholder.He was charged as part of an investigation by the AMF that resulted in 23 charges against three people and three companies.The hearing is slated to resume in early October. The lawyer for Josh Baazov is also expected to ask Saint-Pierre questions.— Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter. Amaya investigator says no direct proof that privileged information was shared read more

Remittances matter 8 facts you dont know about the money migrants send

Watch the special event held on Friday 14 June at UN headquarters on remittances: Here are eight things you might not know about the transformative power of these often small – yet major – contributions to sustainable development worldwide:1. About one in nine people globally are supported by funds sent home by migrant workersCurrently, about one billion people in the world – or one in seven – are involved with remittances, either by sending or receiving them. Around 800 million in the world – or one in nine people– are recipients of these flows of money sent by their family members who have migrated for work.2. What migrants send back home represents only 15 per cent of what they earnOn average, migrant workers send between US$200 and $300 home every one or two months. Contrary maybe to popular belief, this represents only 15 per cent of what they earn: the rest –85 per cent – stays in the countries where they actually earn the money, and is re-ingested into the local economy, or saved. 3. Remittances remain expensive to sendThese international money transfers tend to be costly: on average, globally, currency conversions and fees amount to 7 per cent of the total amounts sent. To ensure that the funds can be put to better purposes, countries are aiming through Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10.C to “reduce to less than 3 per cent the transaction costs of migrant remittances and eliminate remittance corridors with costs higher than 5 per cent by 2030”. Technical innovations, in particular mobile technologies, digitalization and blockchain can fundamentally transform the markets, coupled with a more conducive regulatory environment.4. The money received is key in helping millions out of povertyAlthough the money sent represents only 15 per cent of the money earned by migrants in the host countries, it is often a major part of a household’s total income in the countries of origin and, as such, represents a lifeline for millions of families.”It is not about the money being sent home, it is about the impact on people’s lives,” explains Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD. “The small amounts of $200 or $300 that each migrant sends home make up about 60 per cent of the family’s household income, and this makes an enormous difference in their lives and the communities in which they live.” The small amounts of $200 or $300 that each migrant sends home make up about 60 per cent of the family’s household income – IFAD head, Gilbert Houngbo.It is estimated that three quarters of remittances are used to cover essential things: put food on the table and cover medical expenses, school fees or housing expenses. In addition, in times of crises, migrant workers tend to send more money home to cover loss of crops or family emergencies. The rest, about 25 per cent of remittances – representing over $100 billion per year – can be either saved or invested in asset building or activities that generate income, jobs and transform economies, in particular in rural areas. 5. Specifically, remittances can help achieve at least seven of the 17 SDGs When migrants send money back home, they contribute to several of the goals set in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. In particular: SDG 1, No Poverty; SDG 2, Zero Hunger; SDG 3, Good Health and Well-Being; SDG 4, Quality Education; SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation; SDG 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth; and SDG 10, Reduced Inequality.If current trends continue, between 2015 and 2030, the timeframe of the 2030 Agenda, an estimated $8.5 trillion will be transferred by migrants to their communities of origin in developing countries. Of that amount, more than $2 trillion – a quarter — will either be saved or invested, a key aspect of sustainable development.”Governments, regulators and the private sector have an important role to play in leveraging the effects of these flows and, in so doing, helping nearly one billion people to reach their own sustainable development goals by 2030,” IFAD’s Gilbert F. Houngbo stressed in a statement.6. Half of the money sent goes straight to rural areas, where the world’s poorest liveAround half of global remittances go to rural areas, where three quarters of the world’s poor and food insecure live. It is estimated that globally, the accumulated flows to rural areas over the next five years will reach $1 trillion.7. They are three times more important than international aid, and countingRemittances are a private source of capital that’s over three times the amount of official development assistance (ODA) and foreign direct investment (FDI) combined.In 2018, over 200 million migrant workers sent $689 billion back home to remittance reliant countries, of which $529 billion went to developing countries. In addition, the amount of money sent by international migrant workers to their families in developing countries is expected to rise to over $550 billion in 2019, up some $20 billion from 2018, according to IFAD.8. The UN is working to facilitate remittances worldwide”It is fair to say that, in poor rural areas, remittances can help to make migration a choice rather than a necessity for so many young people and for future generations,” explained Mr. Houngbo.As such, migrant contributions to development – through remittances and investments – is one of the Objectives of the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, adopted by the UN General Assembly in December of last year.With half of all flows going to rural areas in developing countries, IFAD, the UN’s agency mandated with agricultural development, is working to make the development impact of remittances even greater. The organisation’s Financing Facility for Remittances programme (FFR) was designed to promote innovative business models in order to lower transfer costs and provide financial services for migrants and their families. Through partnerships across several sectors, the programme runs initiatives to empower migrants and their families through financial education and inclusion, as well as migrant investment and entrepreneurship.”Over the past decade, IFAD has invested in over 40 countries, supporting more than 60 projects aimed at leveraging the development impact of remittances for families and communities,” said Paul Winters, IFAD’s Associate Vice-President, in an event held on Friday at UN headquarters in New York. read more

Waiting lists for routine NHS treatment such as hip and knee surgery

first_imgBreast scan Dr Mark Holland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “This shocking figure is another damning indictment of the crisis we are experiencing in the NHS and is another example of how every unresolved problem impacts on another area. Waiting lists for routine NHS treatment such as hip and knee surgery are at their highest for a decade, official figures have shown.An estimated four million people were waiting to be seen by a specialist at the end of June, the first time the figure has been exceeded since 2007.Experts said the milestone marked a “symbolic” moment for the under-strain health service, as statistics revealed the number of people waiting more than 18 weeks for consultant-led treatment, which the NHS says should be the maximum time it takes to start treating them, has steadily increased. “Everything is interlinked – a delayed discharge in a patient waiting for social care deprives a surgical patient of their bed.“It is a fact that the NHS has less beds than other health economies and it is a fact that we have a workforce crisis. Across the first six months of 2017, an average of 369,007 patients had been waiting longer than 18 weeks to start treatment after being referred by their GP.This average figure for the same period in 2016 was 289,195 and in 2015 it was 208,489.The data also shows that the the NHS in England has now gone two years without meeting its target for seeing people in A&E within four hours.In July this year, 90.3% of patients spent four hours or less in A&E, missing NHS England’s 95% target, which was last achieved in July 2015. Everything is interlinked – a delayed discharge in a patient waiting for social care deprives a surgical patient of their bedDr Mark Holland, Society for Acute Medicine Two of eight official cancer targets were missedCredit:PA The latest figures also show that in June, two of NHS England’s eight cancer targets were not met either, including the 85% standard for 62 days between referral from a GP and first treatment.Only 80.5% of patients began their first definitive treatment within 62 days of an urgent GP referral where cancer was suspected.A spokesman for NHS England said nine out of 10 patients were being admitted, treated, and transferred or discharged from A&E within four hours, which was “up on the May 2017 performance”.He said: “Reducing delays for patients awaiting discharge from hospital remains a key priority ahead of winter, and it is positive that NHS-related delays are lower this year than last.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Power restored on N11 but traffic still heavy

first_imgUpdated 6.15pmPOWER HAS BEEN restored to 10,000 customers in south Dublin after power was lost along the N11.The ESB has confirmed that a fault with a high-voltage transformer affected two substations in the area, leaving street lights and traffic signals affected.An ESB spokesperson said “We are aware of a fault that has affected the substations and Mount Merrion and Belfield.“Customers in the Belfield, Donnybrook, Carrickmines and Mount Merrion areas have been affected.The company said that power was restored at 6.05pm.Gardaí told motorists to expect delays.“[Expect delays] along the N11 between the Nutley Lane junction and south to the Brewery Rd/N11 junction. All lighting and traffic lights are out. Gardai are at various junctions, please drive with extreme caution and use alternative routes if possible.”Read: ESB to develop energy efficient headquarters on Fitzwilliam StreetRead: Your favourite old ESB ad gets the voiceover treatmentlast_img read more

Without highspeed broadband will people return to live in rural Ireland

first_img By Gráinne Ní Aodha Without high-speed broadband, will people return to live in rural Ireland? The government’s €60-million rural plan aims to create jobs in rural areas, and to encourage people to move out of the Dublin commuter belt, and move back to rural towns. 9,682 Views People say why do they need 90Mbps broadband, are they watching Netflix and that really annoys us because you need that speed.“When you have a website, you have videos of what you’re selling on the home page. In the old days, TV advertising would have pictures and a voice over, asking you to buy something. Source: Shutterstock/IDEAPIXELThe government’s rural development plan has been well-received so far.Although most of the rural development offices that contacted yesterday hadn’t yet heard of the plan, most of the national groups representing subsections of communities were cautiously positive.One rural development office said they hadn’t time to look at the plan yet, but that anything that would help rural Ireland would be welcomed, and badly needed.The plan will link up local development centres, businesses and councils to work together instead of working against each other to make the area more attractive to live.This will mean focusing on promoting local commerce, tourism, and culture, as well as making some infrastructure and transport improvements.A lack of government services and access to amenities is thought to make rural areas less attractive to people looking to move, but most people leave rural areas in the first place in search of employment.“The jobs are in the cities,” says Boland.“When you get married and have children, you want your work to be close by, but a lot of people can’t afford a house in Dublin. So those people will seriously look at settling in the hinterland.”The €60-million plan will aim to achieve two main things: create jobs in rural areas, and to encourage people to move out of the Dublin commuter belt, and live in towns.It plans on doing this for small businesses by reviewing rent rates in towns, and providing a scheme where derelict shops and businesses are refurbished and used again.“It’s [about] coordinating the whole lot and working together,” Boland says.“Rural Ireland is a lovely place to be – there’s a lovely quality of life, it’s a great place to bring up families, and given a choice, any family would love to live here.”While there are welcome proposals in the plan, there is still uncertainty over some issues – such as transport services (especially in light of the recent Bus Éireann dispute); and the competition from big supermarkets that puts pressure on local suppliers.Read: ‘It’s the lifeblood of the community’: Protest as rural post office to shut next weekRead: ‘Resurrecting Ireland’s villages’: The new plan to get people to return home to rural Ireland Image: Shutterstock/pakdee kanchanaphairoj Share33 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img It doesn’t matter if you’re selling sweeping brushes, you need broadband.Boland remains optimistic that Naughten’s taskforce is bringing highspeed broadband to rural communities, saying that “the tendering process is well under way”.These are the areas in Ireland with the slowest and fastest broadband speeds Short URL RURAL IRELAND CAN’T develop further without high-speed broadband – that’s the feeling on the ground after the government launched its plan to revitalise rural Ireland.Yesterday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys, and Communications Minister Denis Naughten, launched the plan that would take the economic and social focus away from Dublin, and invest in 600 rural villages and towns across Ireland.“There will be a renewed focus [on rural Ireland] within government departments,” Naughten said at the launch. “Not only will I be holding government to account, rural Ireland will be holding me and the government to account.”But there won’t be proper development without the expansion of rural broadband to these towns and cities, is the message.An Irish Farmers Association spokesperson said that although the plan looked good, it was rural broadband that was “a real killer” for farmers looking to expand their business – or start something new on the side.Seamus Boland, CEO of Irish Rural Link agrees, saying that what they needed was proper high sped broadband: “no mickey mouse broadband”, he insisted.While Legan, Co Longford comes out the with the slowest average speed of 1.98Mbps – Leitrim, Roscommon, Monaghan and Mayo are also in the bottom five. Tuesday 24 Jan 2017, 6:01 AM Jan 24th 2017, 6:01 AM Image: Shutterstock/pakdee kanchanaphairoj 37 Comments last_img read more

Medicinal cannabis legalised in Victoria

first_imgThe long fight to legalise the use of medicinal cannabis has seen success, with Victoria becoming the first state in Australia to legalise its use.The historic decision was made on Tuesday, with Parliament passing the Access to Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2015.According to a report by the ABC, Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy said children with severe epilepsy will be the first to benefit, gaining access to the drug in 2017.“We’re starting with these children with severe epilepsy, whose lives have been shown to improve so significantly, because we know these children often don’t make it to adulthood,” Ms Hennessy said. “We want to improve the quality of their life.”Up until Tuesday, she says, parents of children suffering from such disorders would have had to purchase the drug illegally. The legislation has now permitted that cannabis products be manufactured and supplied in a variety of forms, including tinctures, oils, capsules, sprays and vaporisable liquids. “I just think that in this day and age, it’s unfair and unacceptable to ask a parent to make a decision between obeying the law and acting in the best interests of their child,” said Ms Hennessy. “Those parents will no longer have that dilemma.”Helen Kapalos, journalist and chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission, has made no secret of her efforts to raise the profile of marijuana use as medical treatment. After seeing out her contract at Channel 7, she set out to independently produce her first major documentary titled A Life of its Own. Released in 2015, the production was inspired by Dan Haslam, a campaigner for medical marijuana, who experienced the benefits first-hand following a course of chemotherapy, before losing his battle to bowel cancer aged 25.Though the bill has been passed, Ms Hennessy emphasised that access to the drug would be a gradual process, adding that it would eventually be made available through palliative care and those diagnosed with HIV. The Victorian government will be undertaking a cultivation trial at a Victorian research facility, which is said to be small-scale and strictly controlled.The manufacture will be overseen by an Office of Medicinal Cannabis, which will be set up by the government.This will go one step further in educating both doctors about their role and patients about their eligibility. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Une pharmacienne du Nord vendait des médicaments périmés

first_imgUne pharmacienne du Nord vendait des médicaments périmésUne pharmacienne de Merville a été mise en examen pour avoir vendu des médicaments destinés au recyclage et établi de fausses facturations. Elle est interdite d’exercer sa profession depuis le 2 mars.L’affaire, rapportée par La Voix du Nord, est à peine croyable. Depuis plusieurs années, Marie-Claude Vanbremeersch, pharmacienne de 52 ans avec plus de vingt ans d’expérience, remettait en vente des médicaments rapportés par les patients au lieu de les renvoyer vers le circuit de recyclage. Les produits en question ayant déjà été vendus une première fois, ce stratagème lui permettait d’obtenir une double facturation, au préjudice de la caisse primaire d’assurance maladie des Flandres. L’escroquerie a pu être mise au jour après plusieurs contrôles de routine effectués par la direction régionale des affaires sanitaires et sociales (la DRASS), remplacée depuis par l’agence régionale de santé. L’enquête menée suite à cette découverte alarmante fait état de “plusieurs centaines de médicaments” périmés remis en vente. Par ailleurs, certains produits ont été surfacturés par la pharmacienne, qui a même délivré des médicaments à une personne décédée ! La Sécurité sociale, qui a porté plainte, a estimé le préjudice total à 32.000 euros.Le 2 mars, la pharmacienne a été mise en examen pour escroquerie, exploitation de l’officine sans surveillance du pharmacien en titre et délivrance de produits usagés. Elle encourt jusqu’à cinq ans de prison ferme uniquement pour escroquerie.Le 17 mars 2011 à 11:49 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Rodale Launches Mobile Utility App for Runners World

first_img “We’ve built a mobile app platform and architecture that blends our own trusted content with rich technology and functionality to create an innovative and intuitive multi-platform user experience,” says Beth Buehler, SVP of digital operations and strategy at Rodale, in a release. “This new platform enables us to optimize content across our brands and deliver digital tools specifically designed to help people achieve and exceed their health, fitness and lifestyle goals.” In addition to being an effective branding play for Runner’s World, the free-download iOS app also has dual revenue streams. A monthly subscription option will allow users to customize their own training plans. Plus the company will leverage sponsorship opportunities within the app.  The company tells Folio: sister publication min that the app will soon sync up with blue-tooth enabled fitness trackers, including the Apple Watch and Health app.  Rodale introduced the first piece of its new mobile app strategy with the utility-based Runner’s World Go. center_img Speaking of other brands, the company plans to roll out similar apps for Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Prevention, and Bicycling later this year. Built in-house and with a third-party developer, Go merges fitness tracking and training with content, and extra features like real-time weather, motivational content, tips and API integration that connects MapMyFitness and Under Armour Connected accounts. last_img read more

Tata Motors Q1 Profit Plunges 49 on Slowing Demand in China

first_imgIndia’s largest automobile manufacturer, Tata Motors, has reported nearly 49% drop in its net profiit in the first quarter of current financial year (2015-16) due to declining sales in the world’s biggest car market, China.Tata Motors’ net profit fell to Rs 2,769 crore in the June quarter compared to Rs 5,398 crore in the same period a year earlier.A Bloomberg poll had projected the company’s profit at Rs 3,234 crore in the April-June quarter.Tata Motors’ net sales fell to Rs 61,020 crore in the quarter against Rs 64,150.74 crore in the corresponding period last financial year.A slump in sales is largely led by slowing economic growth in its key market China and weakening consumer sentiments in India. China is the largest market for Tata Motors’ subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), accouting for 20% of its sales.”The financial performance in the quarter was lower than the strong corresponding quarter last year due to softer sales in China partially offset by strong performance in the UK, Europe and North America,” Tata Motors said, according to a Money Control report.Tata Motors’ revenues from JLR fell 9.6% to Rs 49,178.5 crore in the quarter compared to Rs 54,425.97 crore in the corresponding period a year ago.However, share prices of Tata Motors posted a gain of 2.52% on Friday to close at Rs 392.55 on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Overall, the stock prices of the company are down over 20% since the beginning of the year.”Overall the environment and the numbers for Tata Motors doesn’t look good for the next couple of quarters,” Sudip Bandopadhyay of Destimoney Securities told CNBC-TV18…last_img read more

4 Big Questions Raised By The Latest White House Scandal

first_imgAlex Brandon/APWhite House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders with then-staff secretary Rob Porter in August. In the wake of Porter’s resignation, Sanders has reassured reporters that President Trump is sympathetic to victims of domestic abuse.It has been more than a week since the first reports emerged about alleged domestic abuse by White House staff secretary Rob Porter. Porter denied the allegations but resigned a day later, last Wednesday. Yet, the scandal over his departure has not waned.He was consistently at President Trump’s side, charged with handling the flow of paper to the president, including sensitive information, while holding an interim security clearance. It’s still not clear exactly which top White House officials knew what and when about the allegations against Porter.But there are plenty of other big questions, too.1. Where is President Trump on domestic abuse issues? Donald Trump has been remarkably silent about the core issue of this scandal — domestic abuse.He has passed up several opportunities to respond to reporters’ questions about whether he believes Rob Porter’s two ex-wives’ stories, and he hasn’t tweeted about those women either.He has expressed his support and admiration for Porter. “We certainly wish him well. It’s obviously a very tough time for him,” Trump said, while adding hope that Porter has a great career in front of him.The president also tweeted, without mentioning Porter by name, how horrible it is that “Peoples [sic] lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation.”Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused – life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2018That left female staffers like press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and senior adviser Kellyanne Conway to insist that the president supports victims of any type of violence.“The president is very disturbed by what he sees, absolutely,” Conway told CNN, adding that Trump’s tweet was “more generic” than the Porter case.On Tuesday, Sanders even pointed out as evidence that Trump’s 2019 budget fully funds the Violence Against Women Act.The president has also complained about the lack of due process. So far, his interest in due process appears to be partisan. He cared about due process for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, but not for Al Franken (whom he called Al Frankenstein), Huma Abedin (who he said should be in jail), Hillary Clinton (lock her up!), and the Central Park Five (whom he continued to accuse even after they had been cleared by the courts).2. Will there be lasting political consequences for Trump? The White House certainly thinks there might be, otherwise why are aides like Conway and Sanders going to such great lengths to portray the president as a champion of victims of domestic abuse?This isn’t simply a he-said-she-said case. As Conway herself pointed out, it’s a story of multiple domestic violence allegations, complete with contemporaneous police reports and a photograph of a woman’s swollen black eye.The president has lost support over this year, particularly with women. Depending on how long this scandal drags on, it could have political repercussions in a year when women, particularly Democrats, are super-energized and running for office in record numbers.3. Why does this scandal feel different from the others? There have been a lot of scandals in the first 13 months of the Trump White House.But this one is different. The president has no foil here. He isn’t blaming the deep state for Porter’s demise, he is not going after the FBI, and he is not even attacking the Democrats.This is one of the few scandals in a scandal-ridden White House that has been entirely self-generated and self-perpetuated. Even as Sanders and principal deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah have said, “We all could have done better,” they also have to answer for chief of staff John Kelly’s telling The Wall Street Journal, “It was all done right.”The White House staff seems incapable of getting its story straight. The discipline and order Kelly brought to the operation disappeared in this case. And in this controversy, Kelly himself is a main character, with other White House officials openly undercutting his version of events and the president pushing back on speculation about his future.4. And yet, why does it feel so familiar? Once again, the White House is tangled up in knots over a story it could have gotten ahead of. Top officials should have and may have known for months about Porter’s problems. Once again, as in the ouster of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a top White House aide got fired only after the allegations made it into the media.It’s sign of a White House with an insular, bunker mentality where the first instinct is to protect someone who has been loyal, like Flynn, or someone who is competent and professional and that White House officials feel they can’t do without, like Porter.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit Sharelast_img read more

British project uses 3D printing for prosthetic eyes

first_img Solid Concepts 3D prints world’s first metal gun (w/ Video) More information: … ted-prosthetic-eyes/ Citation: British project uses 3D printing for prosthetic eyes (2013, November 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Tthe waiting time for a conventionally made eye may take a little over two months, whereby the 3D printing system can print eyes and post-process them in a fraction of that waiting time. The ocular prosthesis can be 3D-printed in batches; the intricate color details including iris and blood vessels are not ignored. The eyes are available in small, medium and large sizes. The eye image is digitally created and overlayed into 3D form; the components are printed from powder in color using a machine, and the form is encased in resin. According to the company, the prosthetic eye project is now in final stages of refinement of the manufacturing process. The company founder, Tom Fripp, talking to the magazine Dezeen, a publication that focuses on architecture, design and interiors projects, said that the technicality in customizing an iris is demanding, and the firm is working on it. The roots of the initiative date back to December 2010 when Fripp Design and Research and Manchester Metropolitan University entered a collaborative relationship to develop a solution to a global healthcare production problem. India reportedly has expressed strong interest in the 3D printed prosthetic eyes; some people, out of poverty, simply go without eyes that they have lost; coming up with a prosthetic eye that has a low unit cost and high quality may be a key solution; hopefully, eventually, the 3D printed system can deliver a more affordable prosthetic eye.Although not shipping yet, the prosthesis is noteworthy in that, using knowledge of 3D printing and materials technology, the resulting prosthesis has proven to be feasible. Earlier this month, meanwhile, The Guardian reported that the company has been working on a range of facial prostheses that are 3D printed. The patient’s face is 3D-scanned, specific contours are added to a digital model of the new prosthetic part, for an accurate fit. The parts can be scanned from other people or replicated from the patient’s physiognomy. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img ( —A collaboration between UK’s Fripp Design and Research and Manchester Metropolitan University has resulted in 3D printed prosthetic eyes/ The eyes are another advancement from Fripp, a product design and research consultancy having gained special attention recently for its work in harnessing digital modeling technologies to create facial prostheses. The eyes now are making news: Fripp is said to be able to make 150 eyes in an hour, and at a fraction of the cost of eyes traditionally made by hand. The time and money difference is especially seen as potentially advantageous for places globally where poor people cannot afford expensive prosthetics of any sort, including prosthetic eyes. Hand-painted eyes take a longer time to produce and cost in the several thousands whereas Fripp Design would be able to turn out prosthetic eyes at less cost. © 2013 Explore furtherlast_img read more

Total deposits credit drop in April central bank says

first_imgTotal deposits in the Cypriot banking system fell by €155.4m in April to €49.2m, the largest monthly drop since June 2015, the Central Bank of Cyprus said on Monday. Total credit fell by €96.6m to €54.6bn.Total funds held by depositors at accounts in the system, however, rose 6.4 per cent last month compared to April 2016 against a 5 per cent annual reduction in total outstanding loans, the central bank said in a statement on its website.The monthly decline in deposits in April was the result of €258.6m in outflows of other financial intermediaries whose deposits fell to €6.3bn, followed by a €22.3m and €10.8m drop in deposits of the general government and insurance companies and pension funds to €942.4m and €2bn respectively, the bank supervisor said. On the other hand, deposits held by non-financial corporations and households rose by €97.8m and €38.5m to €11.4bn and €28.6bn respectively.Deposits held by domestic non-financial firms and households rose last month by €141.3m and €49.8m compared to March to €7.6bn and €23.2bn respectively, reflecting improved liquidity conditions at home, the central bank said.The total amount of outstanding loans extended to households and other financial intermediaries declined by €61m and €34m last month compared to March to €22.6bn and €9.1bn. Banks extended €1.6m in fresh credit to non-financial firms, €1.3m to the central government and €0.4m to insurance and pension funds increasing their total liabilities to banks to €22.2bn, €825.9m and €15.5m respectively.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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