The Elders Condemn Terror Attack In Manchester

first_imgThe Elders condemned the terror attack in Manchester and expressed their deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed and injured, and to all the people of the United Kingdom.The Elders were dismayed to learn at their biannual board meeting in Helsinki of the suicide bombing at a music concert that left so many young people dead and injured.Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders, said:“This is a sickening attack. The murder of young people at a concert is an assault on humanity itself. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and all the people of Manchester and the UK. The Elders stand in solidarity with you, and salute your determination to fight terror, assert the values of love and decency, and defend an open and free way of life.”last_img read more

Bought a 450M painting In NY dont worry about the tax

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – New York collects sales tax on even the smallest items, but it probably won’t collect a cent on a nearly half-billion dollar painting by Leonardo da Vinci.The Italian Renaissance artist’s “Salvator Mundi” sold for $450 million (380 million euros) during a record-breaking auction at Christie’s last month by a Saudi prince and appears to be headed for display in a museum.But unless he decides to hang the work in a Manhattan pied-a-terre, or ships it using a certain type of carrier, he’ll likely be spared the roughly $39 million in sales taxes a regular New Yorker would have to pay for buying a work of art at that price at a local poster shop.That’s because the state’s laws are structured so that out-of-town buyers generally don’t get hit with big tax bills. If they did, New York’s status as a global centre for art sales might be jeopardized, an expert said.Christie’s declined to identify the buyer of the 500-year-old artwork, but the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington, D.C., said in a statement Friday that a member of the royal family, Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, had purchased the painting on behalf of the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, so it could be displayed there at the newly opened branch of the Louvre museum.The Wall Street Journal and New York Times both reported Thursday that Bader was actually acting as a proxy for Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.The identity of the owner and ultimate destination of the artwork plays a big role in whether the sale is taxed.If the painting of Christ raising a hand in blessing had been bought by someone who planned to keep it in New York, the buyer would be on the hook to pay an 8.875 per cent state and local sales tax, which on a $450 million purchase would amount to around $39 million (30 million euros), said Jason Kleinman, a lawyer who advises art collectors on the tax consequences of their purchases. That probably won’t happen if the painting is shipped to the Middle East.“We’re not supposed to tax the Saudi guy if he takes the painting outside the U.S.,” Kleinman said. “The caveat is that New York has very particular rules about how a painting needs to be shipped out of the city. If those rules are not abided by, there will be some inadvertent sales tax.”The painting’s buyers could be forced to pay the tax if they hired a specialized fine-art shipper to deliver the painting to Saudi Arabia or Abu Dhabi. New York state authorities say purchases by out-of-state buyers who use specialized art shippers as opposed to common freight carriers like UPS or FedEx are subject to sales tax.Christie’s advises buyers on its website that it must collect tax on items collected by certain carriers. It also notes that buyers shipping artworks to 10 other U.S. states also would be on the hook for sales taxes.New York has socked art houses in the past for failing to collect sales tax.New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reached a $4.28 million (3.6 million euro) settlement last year with New York’s Gagosian Gallery over unpaid taxes on art sales. As part of that settlement, the gallery created its own shipping division so it could legally avoid incurring tax liability.“We will continue to remain vigilant in order to ensure that art dealers and collectors fully abide by the state’s tax laws,” Schneiderman said at the time.Schneiderman’s office had no comment on the sale of “Salvator Mundi,” Latin for “Savior of the World.”last_img read more

U.K. To Deport Muslim Women Who Do Not Learn English

New York – British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that his government will begin to deport Muslim women immigrants who have not learned English after two and a half years of living in the United Kingdom.The British government announced a plan to facilitate the teaching of the kingdom’s official language to the hundreds of thousands of Muslim women residing in the U.K., according to a report by Spain’s 20 Minutes.According to the British government’s official statistics, there are nearly 190,000 Muslim women in England who speak little to no English. Prime Minister Cameron told the press that the incentive aims at better integrating Muslim women into British society, promotes unity and helps combat extremism.The same source noted that the new measure to teach Muslim women English across the U.K. will cost approximately € 26 million and is due to take effect in October.The British leader said that this should not be seen as a punishment to “people who do not speak English” but as a matter to denounce Muslim men who do not allow their wives to study, work and interact socially.According to the Times newspaper, the Prime Minister had previously pointed out that a minority of Muslim men have “bad control” over their wives who suffer discrimination and social isolation.“This is happening in our country and is not acceptable. We should be very proud of our values, our liberalism, our tolerance,” PM Cameron said on Tuesday during an interview with BBC Radio 4.He highlighted that the U.K. has “one of the most multiethnic democracies with many faiths of the world” and that immigrants who want to live there “also have responsibilities.”Currently, British law dictates that the wives of Muslim immigrants who come to the U.K. with a valid marriage visa must demonstrate they speak basic English after five years.However, with the new measure, the allotted time will be shortened by half and if their English skills have not improved, Muslim women will risk deportation, the same source noted.“When people come with a marriage visa, they should improve their English after two and a half years and we will check, and this is important,” Cameron stressed.Former President of the Conservative Party and First Muslim Minister in Cameron Cabinet in the previous legislature, Sayeeda Warsi, criticized the Prime Minister’s new measure targeting Muslim women.“Why should it just be Muslim women who have the opportunity to learn English? Why not anyone who lives in the UK and can’t speak English?” Warsi questioned via Twitter.And why should it just be Muslim women who have the opportunity to learn English? Why not anyone who lives in the UK and can’t speak English— Sayeeda Warsi (@SayeedaWarsi) January 18, 2016 read more

Governing Tories blame Liberals for drop in New Brunswicks credit rating

by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 8, 2012 12:36 pm MDT Governing Tories blame Liberals for drop in New Brunswick’s credit rating FREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s Opposition Liberals say the governing Conservatives need to stop shifting responsibility for a dip in the province’s credit rating.Finance Minister Blaine Higgs was quick to point a finger at the previous government Friday, saying he’s disappointed but not surprised that Standard and Poor’s Rating Services is downgrading the province’s credit rating from AA-minus to A-plus.“When you run up the sort of debt the previous government did, you don’t just turn that around overnight and you can’t just pay that off overnight,” Higgs told the legislature.“Today we see that years of overspending are continuing to hurt New Brunswickers’ future.”Opposition finance critic Donald Arseneault said Higgs can’t continue to blame the previous government.“Very clearly, in Standard and Poor’s comments … things happening today are continuing to cause concerns as well,” Arseneault said.The report blames the rising cost of managing the province’s $10-billion debt for the downgrade.However, it also points out some strengths, including New Brunswick’s “relatively resilient economic performance” in the face of worldwide economic woes.The rating agency said it expects the debt burden to begin to fall if the government achieves its goal of balanced budgets by 2014.Higgs said the government could be more aggressive on cutting costs, but is trying to take a sustainable and balanced approach.He said it’s too early to say if the lower rating will increase the cost of borrowing for the province.“I’m not looking for it to have an impact, but we’ll have to see how the markets react to it.” read more

Bucks use losses to their advantage

When a team is dominating opponents in basketball, the best thing for it to do to maintain its edge is … lose?That’s right. Losing can be very beneficial to a team that gets too comfortable winning easily.In women’s basketball, some teams have been able to go undefeated and win a national championship, but that is not common. Connecticut is the only team to do so in the last seven years, winning it all while remaining unbeaten last season. Not including Connecticut, championship teams have an average of three losses in each of the last seven years.Ohio State women’s basketball has made it into the NCAA Tournament each of the last seven seasons. Of those appearances, two have resulted in Sweet 16 berths, their deepest runs in the tournament over that span.These seasons occurred in ‘05, with four losses recorded, and ’09, with five losses. Those seasons compare very similarly to this season in the loss column, both in how the team lost and in number. They lost to Duke, a ranked team, after having a big win against California, ranked No. 15 at the time. Their losses against Purdue and Indiana came after a big win against Michigan and a blowout win over Minnesota.Last year’s team won the remainder of its games after two in-conference losses. This year’s team lost two games at about the same point in the year and is doing everything it can to not lose again.Center Jantel Lavender was so intent on improving after the loss to Purdue that coach Jim Foster said she stayed an hour after practice working to get better.“I hate to have a loss to have to learn something or go through ironing out team differences or ironing out little tweaks or minor things that can change the outcome of a game,” Lavender said. “It’s really frustrating to have to go through losing a game and … bringing a lot of things to light that you can really take care of before a loss happens in a game where it can be the difference between winning and losing.”Following the loss at Indiana, the team was more focused than ever. Every answer that players or coaches gave reporters involved improving the team and becoming better players.“We just know that there are things that we need to change and focus in on … we’re making sure we’re doing what we need to do,” center Andrea Walker said. “Attention to detail. We watch ourselves on film and see things we should have done and things that we weren’t doing right.”Since the team lost two of three games a couple weeks ago, it has won both of its games against Iowa and Penn State. More importantly, the Buckeyes are looking like the team that began the year 20-1 by scoring more than 80 points a game and having a sizeable advantage in rebounds.All of this improvement — and it only took two losses that shocked the focus right back into the team. read more

Diktat for every hospital to change NHS logo ignored objections from chief

first_imgBut NHS chief executives and communications staff warned that making all trusts change their logo over a long period of time would simply create more inconsistencies. Jonathan Ashworth, shadow health secretary, said: “This beggars belief. Jeremy Hunt really needs to get a grip.“At a time when services are being cut and treatments delayed, people tightly want to know that every last penny is being spent improving patient care. It’s not the time to be rearranging signs or spending a fortune on new logos. Taxpayers deserve better than this.” Cost of re-signposting a whole hospital – will cost an absolute fortuneNHS England NHS Identity Research Hospital sign One told researchers: “The majority will have to change everything. I know it says we don’t have to do it straight away, but that defeats the object of the policy… because if we don’t do it straight away it will be inconsistent for years.”Several of those interviewed said the advice to make gradual changes would mean “a plethora of different logo usages in the short to medium term; and that others would simply give up, faced with the potentially prohibitive costs involved,” the 116 page report says.  “This isn’t something that we could literally do overnight” one warned, while another stated: “Cost of re-signposting a whole hospital – will cost an absolute fortune.” NHS logo This logo is compliant with the new guidance  Hospitals were ordered to change their logo despite warnings from health service executives that the move would “cost an absolute fortune,” a report reveals.Every hospital has been issued with instructions to alter their publicity materials, moving the “NHS” lozenge so it is above the name of the trust, instead of beside it.The move – revealed by the Telegraph last month – prompted fury from patients groups, with concern about the use of resources when the NHS is facing the greatest financial crisis in its history.The measure is being introduced by an “NHS identity team” following a two year review.Health officials said the changes would reduce “confusion and concern” among the public, claiming that current inconsistencies in use of the format could be fuelling pressure on Accident & Emergency units.But the team’s research reveals that health officials were repeatedly warned that trusts could not afford to make such changes, and could not justify spending such sums. They spent NHS money doing this? Good grief!NHS England NHS Identity Research  The two year process included 28 focus groups with members of the public.In the report, several described horror at the use of public money in the past to create NHS trust logos. One commented: “They spent NHS money doing this? Good grief!”However, participants expressed a “uniformly negative” response to independently created logos which were brought in by a number of trusts, such as 2gether NHS foundation trust – which runs mental health and learning disability services in Gloucestershire. 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. This logo breaks the new rules  Under the new guidance, organisations have been told to make changes to online publications within a year and to make changes to physical signs when practical. Eighty trust chief executives, public relations officials and senior staff from primary care services were interviewed for their views, with nine workshops held involving more than 100 communications staff.The resulting report states: “Timing and costs were generally seen as a challenge. For some organisations, the sheer number of signs and communications that would need to be changed was daunting, and participants questioned how they could justify the expense at a time when the NHS faced funding difficulties.” “They look like companies that put you on hold for hours,” said one, with another likening the logo to that of a phone company.SEPT, the brand used by South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation  trust, was thought to resemble “a film title” while the logo used by the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation trust left members of the public thinking it could be a hotel or restaurant, and was likely to be private. If we don’t do it straight away it will be inconsistent for yearsNHS England NHS Identity Research NHS England said confusion about logos could be fuelling pressures on A&E departments Credit:PA It comes as organisations across the country have been asked to draw up plans to save £22bn by 2020, while meeting increased demand.NHS England said it did not know how much it had spent on the two year review, which involved nine workshops, 28 focus groups and interviews with 1,000 members of the public.A spokesman said: “The NHS is one of the country’s most recognised and trusted brands but in the 17 years since it was last assessed some NHS organisations have spent money on logos and brands that do not look consistent.“To minimise costs, the decision was taken not to order NHS organisations to adopt the revised logo but to phase it in as stationery runs out or signs need replacing.” He said the changes were expected to cost trusts £23 each. NHS logo last_img read more

Hermes Birkin handbag sells for £162500 in Christies auction

One of the world’s most expensive handbags in the world – the Hermes Birkin – has sold for £162,500 in a Christie’s auction. The 2015 Himalaya niloticus crocodile Birkin 35 exceeded its predicted sales price of £70-90,000. The sale makes it the second most expensive handbag ever sold at auction, after the record was broken in 2018 when the Matte Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 35 with 18k White Gold & Diamond Hardware went for £236,750. Named after the actor and singer Jane Birkin, Birkin bags are notoriously exclusive fashion accessories that are hugely popular with celebrities and collectors. Fashion designer Victoria Beckham’s collection of more than 100 Birkins is reportedly worth more than £1.5m.Bidders from 41 countries, across six continents, participated in the auction – which took place on Tuesday – with sales of 243 lots totalling £3.4m.Other items on sale that received well over their expected price included a 2017 Chanel black lucite and crystal rocket ship evening bag, which was estimated to sell for £6,000-8,000 but went for £21,250, and a 2010 shiny amethyst alligator bag, which was given the same estimate, but sold for £18,750.Rachel Koffsky, Christie’s head of handbags and accessories in London, said: “We are delighted with the results of today’s Handbags and Accessories auction, which reflects the maturing market for handbags around the world.  “With a full saleroom, a packed phonebank, and bidding from across the globe, the auction demonstrates the international demand for collectable and rare handbags.” 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. read more

Global diamond demand reaches record levels

first_imgReport highlights need for industry investment to sustain future success. Global demand for diamond jewellery reached a record high of $79 billion in 2013 according to the inaugural Diamond Insight Report, published yesterday by The De Beers Group of Companies. Demand is expected to continue to grow over the long-term, driven by the ongoing economic recovery in the US (the world’s largest diamond jewellery market) and the growth of the middle classes in developing markets such as China and India. Sales of polished diamonds in the US increased 7% in 2013, while both India and China have seen their domestic diamond jewellery markets grow by a compound annual growth rate of 12% in local currency terms between 2008 and 2013.The report cautions that while diamonds retain their special allure with consumers around the world, future demand levels cannot be taken for granted. The overall category is facing increasingly strong and sophisticated competition from other luxury categories, with diamonds’ share of advertising voice in the US market having reduced within its competitive set.Global rough diamond production in 2013 increased by 7% in carat terms over 2012 levels to a total of around 145 Mct. However, this remains well below the 2005 peak of around 175 Mct. The report further highlights that a forecast reduction in supply from existing sources will likely not be matched by new production coming on-stream in the years ahead and diamond supply is expected to plateau in the second half of the decade before declining from 2020 onwards.Meanwhile, as mining moves deeper into the earth and towards more remote locations, the extraction process is becoming increasingly complex and costly. The three principal input costs – labour, electricity and diesel – have all seen increases well above local inflation levels in the main diamond producing countries over the last decade and this trend is set to continue.Substantial investment will be required in diamond production, technology and branding, marketing and retail standards if the industry is to sustain its recent levels of success into the future, the report says.The report also reveals that:China is the world’s fastest growing market for diamond jewellery sales, with the number of diamond jewellery retail doors in the country increasing by almost 30% between 2010 and 2013Online has become an increasingly important channel for the diamond industry. Over one in six diamond jewellery purchases in the US was made online in 2013 and in China the internet is already used by a quarter of acquirers for research purposes before purchaseDiamonds were a major contributor to the economic performance of producing nations in 2013. In Botswana, diamonds represented more than 25% of GDP and over 75% of overall exports, whereas in Namibia they represented 8% of GDP and almost 20% of all exports.Philippe Mellier, Chief Executive, De Beers Group, said: “Consumer demand remains the one true source of value for the diamond industry. With demand forecast to increase further from 2013’s record levels, the opportunity for growth is clear. But this must not be seen as cause for complacency. The industry will continue to lose ground to other categories if it does not invest significantly in production, marketing and technology.”last_img read more

First woman to ever compete in Boston Marathon runs again 50 years

first_img Short URL First woman to ever compete in Boston Marathon runs again 50 years later Kathrine Switzer donned bib number 261, the same number she wore when she entered the all-male race 50 years ago. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 18th 2017, 12:10 PM 25 Comments 26,007 Views center_img By Cormac Fitzgerald I finished, like I did 50 years ago. We are here to change the life of women. Just imagine what’s gonna happen in 50 years!With reporting from APRead: Woman who lost leg in Boston Marathon bombing climbs 19,000ft mountain THE FIRST WOMAN to officially compete in the Boston Marathon ran the race again yesterday, 50 years after she first entered.Kathrine Switzer donned bib number 261, the same number she wore when she entered the all-male race 50 years ago, using only her initials, KV.At that time in 1967, women weren’t allowed to enter the race, and a marathon official was pictured trying to rip the bib number from then-20-year-old Switzer’s back.Yesterday, the 70-year-old Switzer was hailed as a trailblazer who paved the way for women’s distance runners across the world.The BBC reports that Switzer has now taken part in the marathon nine times in total, and has won the New York marathon.She has completed a total of 40 marathons as well as other races in her career.Wearing the same number that was almost torn off her back in 1967, Switzer yesterday recorded a race time of four hours, 44 minutes and 31 seconds. Kathrine Switzer, center, the first official woman entrant in the Boston Marathon 50 years ago, wears the same bib number after finishing the marathon yesterday. Source: AP Photo/Elise AmendolaOver 12,300 women competed in the famous race yesterday.It is four years now since the Boston Marathon Bombing, which left three people dead and injured hundreds of others.Speaking on Facebook following the race, Switzer said: Share Tweet Email2 Tuesday 18 Apr 2017, 12:10 PMlast_img read more

American Soybean Association Awards Soy Scholarship at Commodity Classic

first_imgASA CEO Steve Censky (left) and President Ray Gaesser (right) present Caleb Brannon of Puryear, Tennessee, with the 2014-2015 ASA SOY scholarship at the ASA banquet at Commodity Classic. Photo Credit: Sandra MartinThe American Soybean Association (ASA) teamed up with BASF to award a student a with a $5,000 scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year.Recipients received their scholarships during the Commodity Classic media preview on Thursday, Feb. 27.The 2014-2015 ASA Secure Optimal Yield (SOY) Scholarship is a $5,000 award presented to an outstanding high school senior who has achieved high academic and leadership requirements, and is planning to pursue a degree in an agriculture-related field at an accredited college or university.Caleb Brannon of Puryear, Tennessee, was chosen as the 2014-2015 ASA SOY scholarship recipient. Brannon, a senior at Calloway County High School, will pursue a degree in agricultural business at Murray State University, Kentucky, beginning this fall.“For the seventh year, ASA is pleased to partner with BASF to offer this opportunity to an exceptional student,” said ASA President Ray Gaesser, a producer from Corning, Iowa. “The agriculture industry has a bright future, thanks to dedicated young people like Caleb.”last_img read more

Recovering gambling addict places her bet on a better life

first_imgKathy Deschner, development director at Community Services Northwest, said her agency takes no official position on the proposed Cowlitz casino that’s headed for La Center. But she noted that many municipalities and jurisdictions — including Clark County itself — are still dead-set against it.The projected $510 million hotel-and-casino complex will boast 3,000 slot machines, 135 gaming tables, 20 poker tables and a 250-room hotel, not to mention an RV park, 10 restaurants and retail shops on 152 acres. That’s more than 4,000 construction jobs, followed by more than 3,100 permanent ones, but it could lead to a whole lot of social and addiction problems, too, Deschner said.How does gambling benefit Washington? According to Washington State Gambling Commission spokeswoman Susan Arland, the state does not tax gambling but local jurisdictions may. In fiscal 2010, she said, $31.7 million in gambling taxes were paid to local jurisdictions by cardrooms, pull-tab and punchboard operators, and charity games like bingo — plus $4.5 million in business-and-occupation taxes. That doesn’t include 28 tribal casinos. In 2008, Arland said — the last year statistics were available — tribal casinos contributed $12.8 million to local governments and another $4.8 million to smoking cessation and problem gaming programs.Clark County took in $3.2 million in local gambling taxes in 2010.— Scott HewittDIFFERENCES BETWEEN GAMBLING ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSESubstance abuse:o self-limiting since the heavy user eventually runs out, passes out, overdoseso bad behavior can be attributed to intoxication — less shame, less guilt, less responsibilityo no fantasy of enrichmento money problems not necessarily centralo testable by laboratoryo tell-tale signso widespread public awareness of drug abuse as a disease or disordero treatment widely availableGambling:o not self-limiting as long as there’s more moneyo bad behavior not attributable to intoxication — so greater guilt and shame, or greater denial and defensivenesso fantasy of winning, enrichmento resulting money problems become central, can have long-term consequences for whole familyo not testableo easy to hide — no telltale physical signso less public awareness — more acceptance of gambling as legitimate recreationo treatment not widely availableSource: Community Services NWHELP WITH PROBLEM GAMBLINGo Community Services NW: 360-397-8484.o http://www.notagame.orgo Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling help line: 800-547-6133.Gamblers Anonymous Vancouvero Hot line: 360-896-9602.o Meetings: 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 12512 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd.; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 p.m. Fridays at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 426 Fourth Plain Blvd. (parking lot off F Street)Donna Hansen wasted years of her life doing the bar crawl.She made no friends. She never drank. “I was with people who were like me but I didn’t talk to people and I didn’t drink one bit,” she said. “If I drank, I’d have to go to the bathroom and I’d lose my machine.”last_img read more

Paytm forays into investment business plans to invest 10 million

first_imgAdvertisements of Paytm, a digital wallet company, are seen placed at stalls of roadside vegetable vendors in Mumbai, India, November 19, 2016.Reuters fileOne97 Communications, a holding company of digital payment aggregator Paytm, has launched a new subsidiary called ‘Paytm Money’ which will offer investment and wealth management products, reports Mint.The company further stated that it will invest around Rs 65 crore ($10 million) in the new entity. With Paytm Money, One97 Communications launched four products in less than one and half years.The previous products launched by the company are Paytm Mall, Paytm Payments Bank and Paytm wallet. Paytm Money will be available as a separate mobile application, said Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder of One97 Communications.Paytm, which is backed by Chinese e-retail giant Alibaba also aims to launch money market fund in the future, just like Alibaba’s Yu’e Bao Fund, which is one of the biggest money market funds in the world.”Paytm could also end up creating a money market fund in the long term just like Ant Financial in China,” said Sharma.At present, Paytm Money is in the process of seeking approval from Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to act as an investment advisor and to kick off the business. The company aims to offer mutual fund products to users.”We started as a payments platform and expanded customer offerings to deposits with Paytm Payments Bank. Today, with Paytm Money, we have taken the next logical step in the direction of wealth management. We ultimately want to be the Charles Schwab of India with a zero-fee brokerage,” Sharma told Mint. Meanwhile, the market participants have raised concerns over Paytm Bank’s business model and questioned how these banks are going to make money as they are barred from lending, reported the business daily.Paytm has picked senior vice president Pravin Jadhav to head the new entity.”India’s wealth management services market have so far focused mainly on the urban segment leaving a huge chunk of the market untapped,” Jadhav told Mint.The firm hopes that more and more users would park their money with Paytm and that it could build a long term customer loyalty. Currently, the Paytm Money team comprise of 40 members, and firm want to increase the strength of workforce to 150 plus people in next one and half year.The company is hopeful to start services by first quarter of financial year 2018-19, on receiving proper approval from the market regulator.last_img read more

Montgomery County Man Found With Explosives Inside Car Authorities

first_imgPhoto via Lee Warner, 32, was arrested Saturday, February 17, 2018.A Montgomery County man was arrested Saturday, February 17, after deputies found explosives in his car, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.Jason Lee Warner, 32, was arrested after deputies responded to reports of a vehicle disturbance in the Timber Lakes subdivision in South Montgomery County.The bomb squad was called and they found an intact improvised explosive device and several other components that could be used to make explosives, according to Montgomery County Fire Marshal Jimmy Williams said to The Courier Montgomery County, “bomb technicians recovered an intact (IED) and several other components from the vehicle that could be used to make additional devices. They also recovered a military-grade explosive initiating device and an intact grenade fuse assembly. All of the explosives were rendered safe and recovered by the MCFMO Bomb Squad.” Warner was arrested at the scene and faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, a prohibited weapon and components of explosives. Sharelast_img read more

Firefox has ClicktoPlay cure for plugin plague

first_img More information: … -control-of-plugins/ From now on, Firefox users need to manually enable plugins on each Web page. In the manner of Click-to-Play, Firefox will only load plugins when a user takes the action of clicking to make a particular plugin play. The feature “Click-to-Play” will allow users to be in the driver’s seat to choose what they want to run and what they want to avoid. On the other side of the extreme of users who never want to run plug-ins are those who may always want to allow plug-ins to run software or handle different formats; they may see plugins less of a risk and more of ease of use for powering their videos, animation and games of choice. Mozilla said over and above, it’s the user’s choice, and Click-to-Play can be configured to over-ride Mozilla’s defaults.Nonetheless, Mozilla is changing the way Firefox loads third-party plugins because of those instances where third-party plugins present security headaches and offset Mozilla’s attempts to provide the most secure browsing environment possible. Plugins don’t always update automatically, which is the problem. Before the move, Firefox was automatically landing plug-ins requested by a website. As Coates pointed out, “One of the most common exploitation vectors against users is drive by exploitation of vulnerable plugins.” He added that users with outdated or vulnerable plugins are open to malware if they browse to a site equipped with a plugin exploit kit.Third party plugins presenting risks of pauses and crashes in Firefox have now been addressed by the latest moves. “By only activating plugins that the user desires to load, we’re helping eliminate pauses, crashes and other consequences of unwanted plugins.”In addition to playing it safe with Click—to-Play, Mozilla has recommended that users try to make sure that their plugins are up to date. Although Mozilla is giving Flash from Adobe Systems the go-ahead by default, the user must be running the latest version, which is the only version of Flash that is allowed to run by default. If the user’s version is not up to date, then Firefox will relegate it to Click-to-Play. Mozilla offers users a website to see if their plugins are current. © 2013 WebRTC puts video chats all in the browser (—Mozilla this week took an important step to strengthening and in some cases restoring confidence in Firefox as a class-act browser. The community issued an announcement by Mozilla’s Michael Coates, director of security assurance, about Mozilla’s latest move to avert plugin plagues. “Mozilla has decided that it’s time to take things to the next level by disabling as many automatic plug-in activations as possible,” he said, in a January 29 post.center_img 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. Explore further Citation: Firefox has Click-to-Play cure for plugin plague (2013, January 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from read more

Dekho Re to return on weekends at Lal Dighi from today onwards

first_imgKolkata: The musical extravaganza ‘Dekho Re’ at Lal Dighi will be back on every weekend from October 28 onwards, with more features including heavy discounts on available MSME products.It may be recalled that “Dekho Re” is the brainchild of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, created to develop Lal Dighi as one of the favourite weekend destinations in the city. It was named by the Chief Minister as well.This will be a programme held on every Saturday and Sunday, in which music, food and handicraft goods are available at the one place. Moreover, the beautiful decoration and lighting arrangement will create an atmosphere altogether that no one would want to miss. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life’Dekho Re had started in April 2017, but remained suspended for the past few months due to the monsoon. It is going to start again from October 28, sources said.A high-level meeting was held in this connection on Thursday, in which Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, Minister of State for Tourism Indranil Sen, senior officials of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and state Information and Cultural Affairs department were present.Sources said that a proposal has come up in the meeting, on whether discounts can be given on MSME products that will remain available for sale at Lal Dighi during the programme of. KMC is the nodal authority to organise the programme. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA letter would be sent to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Textiles department in connection with the matter related to giving discounts on the products that get sold from stalls during the programme on weekends.A senior official said that the initiative will make ‘Dekho Re’ more attractive and at the same time, it will also help in promotion of the MSME products.Moreover, initiatives will also be taken to make different products of Haringhata Meat available at Lal Dighi during the programme.Haringhata Meat is an undertaking of the Animal Resources Development (ARD) department. There will be a talk in this regard with the top brass of the ARD department.With the initiation of ‘Dekho Re’ from October end, people from different parts of the city and its surrounding areas will get another place of attraction in the city in winter.last_img read more

Cops nab stalker for harassing Arunima Ghosh

first_imgKolkata: The Cyber Crime Cell of Kolkata Police has arrested a person identified as Mukesh Kumar Shaw, for allegedly stalking and posting abusive words on social media against eminent Tollywood actor Arunima Ghosh.According to police, Ghosh had lodged a complaint at the Cyber Crime Cell on May 30, stating that a person was continuously harassing her on Instagram since the last six months. Ghosh alleged that not only did the accused use abusive words, but he also threatened her with dire consequences if she did not reply to his messages. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDespite Ghosh blocking the accused person’s profile, he continued stalking her through multiple fake profiles he had created. He even managed to get information regarding her family members as well. While probing the case, sleuths managed to identify the Internet Protocol (IP) address by tracking the profiles which Ghosh had blocked earlier. After the IP addresses were detected, sleuths got hold of the address of the accused. Shaw owns a grocery shop in Survey Park area. On Monday morning, after final information came regarding Shaw’s address, police raided his shop in Survey Park and arrested him. Shaw was produced at Bankshall Court and was remanded to police custody till July 28. Sleuths are trying to ascertain the motive behind the crime. It is suspected that Shaw might have been doing the act out of perversion. On Monday, after getting the news of Shaw’s arrest, Ghosh thanked the Kolkata Police and stated that she was finally relieved as the culprit has been arrested.last_img read more

Costa Ricas capital is ready for holiday celebrations

first_imgRelated posts:VIDEO: Fans weather rain to celebrate Festival de la Luz PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s National Horse Parade attracts thousands to nation’s capital Can’t-miss events for a truly Costa Rican Christmas Zapote Festivities, Traditional Tope, and other happenings around Costa Rica Christmas and year-end celebrations in Costa Rica involve activities all across the country, but some of the most popular events take place in San José.In the southeastern San José district of Zapote, the Zapote Festival runs from Dec. 25-Jan. 4 and includes carnival games and a variety of food ranging from Chinese fried rice to barbecue, and sweets like churros, cotton candy, candy apples and ice cream. On Dec. 31, a concert with a surprise international artist also is scheduled.“Daily events include family activities such as street theater performances, dance shows and concerts, all designed for the entire family,” festival spokesman Teo Dinarte said.The main event at Zapote is Costa Rica-style bullfighting, or “Toros a la Tica,” an event that occurs twice a day at 3-6 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.Tickets range from ₡5,000-25,000 ($9-47) depending on the hour, date and location. Special prices for children also are available.Tickets can be purchased at box offices at the bullfighting ring (Plaza de Toros) three hours before each show, as well as at Grupo Mutual bank branches, the Hard Rock Café or online at specialticket.Officials from the Health Ministry, the Red Cross and the National Police on Monday issued permits for the festival, and they will conduct daily inspections.On Dec. 26, the popular National Horse Parade, or Tope Nacional, will feature more than 1,000 horse riders starting at noon in Plaza Víquez, south of downtown San José. The course then moves down the capital’s Second Avenue and ends next to La Sabana Park, to the west.This year’s parade marshal is Claudia Romero, a member of Costa Rica’s National Equestrian Team who on Aug. 28 fell from her horse during a competition in France.The horse died in the accident, and Romero spent two weeks in serious condition at a French hospital.She continues her recovery, and the parade will be her first time back on a horse after her doctor granted her permission to participate.Happy holidays! Facebook Commentslast_img read more


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Various options for cheaper electricity

first_imgBy Stefanos EvripidouTHE ISRAELI Electricity Company (IEC) has made a proposal to provide cheaper electricity to Cyprus through an underwater cable from Israel.Sources yesterday confirmed a report in Politis on Wednesday saying that the IEC met with the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) to table a “concept” proposal to bring cheaper electricity to the island.The proposal is not directly related to the EuroAsia Interconnector project, which enjoys the backing of the governments of Cyprus, Greece and Israel and aims to connect all three countries via an underwater electricity cable able to transfer energy with a total capacity of 2,000 MW.The IEC’s proposal is to lay down a smaller submarine cable between the two countries to provide Cyprus with cheaper electricity until the island can produce its own cheap electricity, utilising its own natural gas resources. The agreement provides that at that point, Cyprus can reverse the flow of energy, selling its cheaper electricity to the Israeli market.According to one source, the proposal is clearly an alternative to the government’s current deliberations on whether to sign a contract with Russian company Itera to secure the short-term supply of natural gas to Cyprus as a stop-gap solution until it can bring ashore its own natural gas. The interim gas would be used for domestic electricity production.The government has made it very clear, however, that it would only go ahead with the decision if the agreed price with Itera would allow for a significant reduction in the price of electricity, alleviating somewhat the battered economy.Speaking on Tuesday, energy and trade minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis said a final decision on the interim solution for the supply of natural gas to Cyprus would be announced in around two weeks.The source explained that the only official proposal on the table is the Itera one. Until the negotiating process with Itera is complete, the government cannot seriously consider any other offer.At the same time, he noted that it would be very difficult for Itera to make its proposal commercially viable for Cyprus, given the cost of bringing liquefied natural gas to the island.Since the government won’t proceed unless it can guarantee lower electricity prices to businesses and consumers, there is a strong possibility other options will be considered in the coming months.The IEC option, however, is still at a very early stage, said the source, noting that it was merely a “concept” at present, not a detailed proposal, with many technical, economic and political parameters that needed to be considered.The proposal is considered separate to the EuroAsia Interconnector project, though theoretically, once a link has been established between Israel and Cyprus, this could then be extended to also reach Greece.The source said the matter was not just about cheap electricity, but national strategy, questioning whether Cyprus should rely on an interconnecting cable for its supply of electric power.“What happens if it breaks down or is sabotaged?” he asked.Any such deal would also raise more than existential questions about the raison d’etre of the EAC, which already struggles to find demand for its maximum capacity to produce 1,400MW of power, with around 800MW generated in the peak summer season.Should the EAC give up its capacity to generate electricity and work solely as a retailer, while maintaining control of the transmission, distribution and substations?Another informal option also waiting for examination should the talks with Itera collapse is a proposal by Noble Energy to provide a short-term supply of gas from its Block 12 concession in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementBad Digestion Slowing You Down? Top Doctor Reveals What You Need To DoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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