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Kanesatake faces down mining company

first_imgAPTN National NewsA controversial mining proposal is bringing together two communities in Eastern Canada.Oka and Kanesatake are working together to ensure that a mining company never gets to put a shovel in the ground.APTN National News reporter Danielle Rochette explains why.last_img

Where are the drones Amazons customers are still waiting

first_imgJeff Bezos boldly predicted five years ago that drones would be carrying Amazon packages to people’s doorsteps by now.Amazon customers are still waiting. And it’s unclear when, if ever, this particular order by the company’s founder and CEO will arrive.Bezos made billions of dollars by transforming the retail sector. But overcoming the regulatory hurdles and safety issues posed by drones appears to be a challenge even for the world’s wealthiest man. The result is a blown deadline on his claim to CBS’ “60 Minutes” in December 2013 that drones would be making deliveries within five years.David Koenig And Joseph Pisani, The Associated Presslast_img

No changes needed in citizenship bill if Clause 6 implemented properly Sonowal

first_imgGuwahati: The citizenship bill does not require any changes if Clause 6 of the Assam Accord is implemented properly, says Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal about the proposed legislation which the top BJP leadership has vowed to bring back if voted back to power. In an interview to PTI, the student leader-turned politician said the bill will be brought after arriving at a consensus with all stakeholders. “It (amending the Act) is not a new thing as amendments were taken up nine times before this also. This is a continuous process since 1950,” he said, adding the BJP will ensure constitutional safeguards to Northeast’s political, cultural, social and linguistic identity. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ When asked if the Assam government will request the Centre to make necessary changes in the existing bill to allay apprehensions of the people here, Sonowal said that is not needed if the Clause 6 of the Assam Accord is implemented properly. The Clause 6 of the Assam Accord, which was signed in 1985 after the Assam Agitation of 1979-85, envisages that appropriate constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards, should be provided to protect, preserve and promote the cultural, social, linguistic identity and heritage of the people of Assam. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K “If Clause 6 is implemented in letter and spirit, then the indigenous people of Assam are well guarded and protected. That was the agenda ought to be taken up on priority by earlier governments, but it was never seriously considered, Sonowal said. “Now the prime minister has taken up the matter with sincerity, commitment and dedication. So, I believe once it is implemented, we have nothing to worry. If Clause 6 is implemented, we have no issue with the citizenship bill, even if it comes in the current form, he added. Several groups and parties have opposed the bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on January 8 but was not tabled in Rajya Sabha and seeks to provide Indian citizenship to Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan after six years of residence in India even if they do not possess any document. Interestingly, though the BJP top brass has been talking about the citizenship bill in poll rallies, the state leaders have not raised the issue in their meetings and speeches. State minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had earlier said that the citizenship bill was a non-issue in the state and the people are more concerned about national issues. Sonowal also took a dig at the proposed ‘mahagathbandhan’ of opposition parties saying the ambitious grouping is dreaming of dethroning Prime Minister Narendra Modi but will “collapse soon” as it does not have any policy on patriotism, integration and service to the nation. He claimed the constituents of this ‘grand alliance’ are together during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections only for their vested interests. “They do not have any policy of integration, service to nation and patriotism. The ‘mahagathbandhan’ is mainly just to get power. They are all with vested interest,” he said. The members usually stay different, but sometimes they come on the same platform but with different self interests, he added. “So, there is no national interest in it. I have not seen any national interest within themselves. That is why, I firmly believe that it will collapse soon,” he asserted. Sonowal was once president of the influential All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), which has been at the forefront of the protests against the citizenship bill across the Northeast in the past several months. When told out that the concerns raised by people of Assam and the Northeast were not taken into account while drafting the bill, he disagreed and said the Clause 6 has been taken at the highest level for the first time in the history. “It is Modi ji who has taken it up and ultimately constituted a high-level committee by the Union Cabinet comprising only Assamese people from different fields. It was given very clear terms of references. The committee has been asked to prepare a report on how Constitutional safeguards can be ensured in best possible manner,” he added. The existence of the nine-member committee is in a lurch with its fifth member and chairman M P Bezbaruah withdrawing from it in January. The other four members refused to be a part of it in protest of the Citizenship Bill, are a representative of the AASU, eminent litterateurs Nagen Saikia and Rong Bong Terang along with educationist Mukunda Rajbongshi. On resignation of the eminent personalities from the high-level committee, the chief minister said, “It is because of chaos and unnecessary false propaganda by Congress, Leftists and some section intellectuals and media.” Asked about the BJP’s prospects in Assam in this Lok Sabha elections, Sonowal claimed the saffron party along with its allies AGP and BPF will bag at least 12 seats out of 14 in the state. In 2014, the BJP won seven out of 14 Lok Sabha seats in Assam, the Congress and the AIUDF had three MPs each and one member was an Independent. The two BJP allies, BPF and AGP, had no representation in the Lower House of Parliament. Sonowal strongly refuted allegation of Modi failing to fulfill the promises made in 2014 elections, especially on deporting the illegal infiltrators from Assam, and claimed that update work of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and steps to implement the Assam Accord are being done to accomplish the task.last_img read more

Egypt parliament polls in February or March ministry

first_imgCAIRO- Egypt is to hold parliamentary elections in February or March, two months after the country votes on a new constitution, a foreign ministry official said on Friday.The official said the schedule, in line with a timetable set out by the country’s interim president, was on track.Preparations for presidential elections will start within two months after the end of the legislative vote, he told AFP. The roadmap for elections was adopted by the interim government shortly after the military overthrew president Mohamed Morsi in July and suspended the constitution.“The target date for the referendum is before the end of December, and parliamentary elections two months later. It would be in February or the beginning of March,” the diplomat said.The parliamentary vote may take place over weeks or even two months, depending on whether the upper house will remain in the amended constitution.A 50-member panel amending the charter has moved to cancel the toothless senate, but the decision is not final.last_img read more

Survival of developing countries depends on market access UN envoy

Speaking at the opening of the Third Least Developed Countries (LDC) Trade Ministers Conference in Dakar, Anwarul K. Chowdhury said the specific geographic and economic concerns of poor countries must to be taken into account when setting up global trade rules. At the same time, he stressed, developing countries needed to improve on their good governance records, particularly in the area of economic management.Mr. Chowdhury, the UN’s High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, hailed Senegal’s commitment to national as well as sub-regional development. He also underscored the importance the outcome of the Conference would be to restarting negotiations following the collapse last September in Cancun, Mexico, of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) latest round of talks.The meeting is set to approve the “Dakar Declaration,” which Mr. Chowdhury hoped would lay out a joint strategy to revive post-Cancun negotiations on market access and cotton subsidies, especially for least developed and African countries.Ahead of the ministerial meeting today, Mr. Chowdhury met with Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, as well as with Prime Minster Macky Sall. Along with discussion on the post-Cancun negotiations process, their talks focused on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), agricultural subsidies in developing countries and capacities to absorb public development aid. read more

Rare new £1 coins could make a big profit online

first_imgHowever, there are plenty of examples of genuine mistake-riddled coins fetching large amounts – eBay also carries a 1998 £2 for £225, and another from 2011 for £250, while a 2014 £2 commemorative Lord Kitchener coin is thought to be worth at least £400.These figures are themselves dwarfed by the £625 needed to buy one of the Mint’s 2017 Silver Proof Coin sets, with just 1,500 made, while the most expensive sale at auction was of a 700-year-old gold Edward III coin, one of only three known to exist, which sold for more than £5 million in 2006. Alex Cassidy, from GoCompare’s Coining It In, told The Mirror that the new £1 coin’s bi-metallic nature, with an outer gold-coloured nickel-brass band and inner silver-coloured cupro-nickel disc, left the potential for errors during the die-cutting process. Could your £1 be valuable?Credit:Jack Taylor/Getty  “Punters should pay attention to both the floral crown on the reverse side for any rotations, as well as the Queen’s head, which should sit directly above the new bevelled edge,” he said.Nor should anyone be too hasty in exchanging their old pound coins before they cease to be legal tender on Oct 15.Many coin enthusiasts will be hoping to complete their collection of all 24 of the old designs, and the Edinburgh £1 dating from 2011 is already achieving £10 to £15 on eBay. As searches go, it is almost perfectly analogous to hunting for the proverbial needle in a haystack.With around 1.7 billion £1 coins currently in circulation, including the “old” pound coin, it might be thought that the chances of finding a rare example worth more than, well, £1 were infinitesimally small.Yet rare, potentially valuable new one-pound coins certainly do exist, and the evidence is on eBay. The new £1 coin has just come into circulationCredit:David Rose  £1 coins The newly issued £1 (GBP) (one pound) coin (R) is arranged on display beside the old version  Of greatest interest to budding numismatists and shameless profiteers alike are the 200,000 “dummy” coins distributed to major retailers and businesses months before the official roll-out date of March 28 to enable them to recalibrate coin-handling machinery well in advance.The Mint may have described these “trial” stamped coins as of “no redeemable value”, but they are changing hands for serious sums. Bidding online appears to start somewhere between £150 and £250.Ebay is also full of what look suspiciously like perfectly normal new £1 coins being sold at inflated prices. Their owners attribute the value to their bearing the “wrong” date. As well as the trial coin for the new £1 piece, which does not appear to carry any of the filigree bevelling and holographic imaging that has led the official version to be dubbed “the most secure circulating coin in the world”, collectors have also been advised to be on the lookout for inadvertent errors that have crept into the real thing. 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

Man critical after hitandrun accident at Yarrowkabra

A 32-year-old man is clinging to life in the Intensive Care Unit at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he was struck on Tuesday evening along the Yarrowkabra Public Road, Soesdyke-Linden Highway in a hit-and-run accident.He was later identified as Yogeshwar Itwaroo, 32, of Lot 93 Campbell Avenue, Campbellville, Georgetown.Based on reports received, about 19:45h, Itwaroo was walking along the roadway when a motor vehicle struck him down and left the scene.The injured man was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Diamond hospital, but was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted in critical condition.Police have since retrieved a portion of the number plate of the vehicle that carries the digits “703”. Police are making enquiries to ascertain the registration number of the vehicle, which can ultimately lead to the arrest of the driver. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFather of 2 killed in hit and runDecember 31, 2018In “Crime”Essequibo Coast man critical after hit-and-run accidentJune 26, 2019In “Crime”Man critical after struck by car at LiliendaalJune 11, 2016In “latest news” read more

Hitachi developing Autonomous Haulage System

first_imgHitachi Construction Machinery confirms that it is continuing to develop its Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) that is scheduled to be delivered to the global mining industry by 2017. Historically, Hitachi Construction Machinery has been committed to innovation and its interest in AHS technology will “lead to increased flexibility for its customers, and improved safety and operation efficiency at mines around the world.”Hitachi Construction Machinery’s dump trucks already benefit from existing synergies within the Hitachi Ltd Group, such as the world-class AC drive system from Hitachi Ltd and fleet management systems from Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd, Wenco having been part of Hitachi Construction Machinery since 2009).The AHS system is being developed in association with Wenco, which has over 25 years’ experience with fleet management systems for surface mining. Wenco’s advanced software and hardware “will ensure high levels of accuracy when tracking machines on site.” This and other existing technology within the AC3 range of dump trucks will play an important part in the proposed AHS solution. One of the key features will be an electric steering module inserted between the steering wheel and valve, so that the equipment can be controlled remotely without significant change to the existing steering system.The AHS equipment will also comprise of sensors and vital communication controls that can be retrofitted to existing AC3 dump trucks. This option will allow owners to change quickly between autonomous and manual operations, which is ideal for the flexibility required in such transitions.In an autonomous operation, a machine fitted with AHS technology will carry out site-based tasks in line with the map data, routes, speed limits and job tasks. The Hitachi AHS solution will give dump trucks the capacity to paddock, overedge or crusher dump, and be able to identify an exact location for dumping. This location is pinpointed through the collection of data from the on-board sensors, as well as the dynamic path generation logics embedded into the system. In this respect, it performs the task as efficiently as an experienced operator with centimetre accuracy.All of the technology for efficient and robust traffic control comes from the vast knowledge and experience of Hitachi, Ltd, which provides the corresponding system for bullet train – one of the busiest rail systems in the world. The exclusive permission control feature provides fail-safe and efficient traffic control by allowing one vehicle per given segment at a time.Hitachi Construction Machinery’s long-term aim is to operate a package that ensures multiple pieces of equipment can interact with each other from the beginning of a hauling cycle, through to the loading and dumping sites. This initiative “will help to satisfy the ever-changing demands of the mining industry to work in a variety of typical operational environments and scenarios.”last_img read more

Greeces fate hangs in next two months says PM

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The next few months will decide the country’s fate for decades to come, Prime Minister Lucas Papademos told Greeks in his New Year’s message.“The next three months will be especially crucial,” said Papademos. “The decisions that will be taken will decide Greece’s course for the next decades.”The government is looking at a tight schedule until March, when Greece will face bond redemptions of 14.5 billion euros. In order to pay investors, Athens will have to borrow the money from its eurozone partners and the International Monetary Fund, as part of the 130-billion-euro bailout package that is currently being discussed.However, to secure more emergency loans, Greece will have to achieve an agreement with private bondholders to accept at least a 50 percent haircut and to convince the EU and the IMF that it is progressing with the structural reforms it has promised.Papademos said that the efforts made by Greece in 2011 to improve its public finances would have to continue apace this year. “We must continue our efforts with decisiveness, to stay in the euro, to make sure we do not waste the sacrifices and do not turn the crisis into an uncontrolled and disastrous bankruptcy.“We will defend our position in Europe. The euro is our currency. The Europe of developed countries is our common home.”Papademos’s comments came as IMF sources warned that the 50 percent haircut being negotiated by the interim government would not be enough. Sources at the Washington-based fund told Sunday’s Kathimerini that a number of alternatives, including a bigger writedown, are being examined. Other options include a purchase by the European Central Bank of Greek bonds on the secondary market or better terms on eurozone loans for Greece. On top of this, Papademos’s government must also set out fiscal measures worth an extra 2 billion. It also has to make further cuts to pensions, benefits and public sector staff, as well as completing an overhaul of the country’s taxation system. EU and IMF officials are due in Athens on January 16 for their latest inspection on Greece’s progress.Papademos found an ally yesterday in President Karolos Papoulias, who suggested that criticism of his government was sometimes excessive. “They are battling him,” he told journalists. “I see it in some newspapers through comments that it would be best to avoid making since we are all asking for more money from the Europeans.”Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

When death comes, survivors cope with digital afterlife

first_imgThere are no words to describe what Larry Till felt after his wife died unexpectedly last August. He says “shocked” comes the closest.Leisha Till was only 40 years old when she died from a brain aneurysm at her Vancouver home. She was up late, reading a book on her tablet. Larry Till found her in the morning.“It was instant as far as anyone can tell. Nothing could have prepared us for this,” her husband of 23 years said.Like an estimated two-thirds of Americans, the Tills did not have a will or trust.“It was such a chaotic time. We didn’t really think things out. We were young,” Larry Till added. “We knew we wanted to be cremated and that’s as far as it went.”But amid his grief and the chaos, Till had something else to think about: His wife left behind at least a dozen online accounts that needed to be dealt with immediately.With the rise of the internet — and social media — people’s digital presence has created another layer to consider when trying to bring a loved one’s life to a graceful close. If not handled properly that digital life can create complications for those left behind who are still grappling with the concept of literal and virtual death.Logged inTill says he was fortunate. He was able to access many of his wife’s accounts, such as email and Facebook, because she stayed logged in to those accounts on her tablet.last_img read more

Ford Motor Company to speak at Employee Benefits Connect 2018

first_imgDelegates attending Employee Benefits Connect 2018 will be able to a unique insight into the surprising similarities between cars and pensions as Ford Motor Company joins the event’s roster of industry-leading speakers.Oliver Payne, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) pensions manager and actuary at Ford Motor Company will present a session titled ‘If Tesla did pensions’ as part of the technology conference stream at the event on Wednesday 28 February 2018 at Park Plaza, Westminster.The session will discuss the similarities between cars and pensions and explore how recent disruption in the car industry could be mirrored in the pensions landscape. Payne will also analyse what potential disruption in the pensions industry could look like, and speak about why this could be good for pension scheme members.At the event, delegates will also be able to learn from Elizabeth Kolmstetter, director, workforce engagement division at NASA, who will deliver the opening keynote address titled ‘Building the future workforce at NASA’. The session will highlight how NASA has created a workplace environment that encourages innovation, how NASA’s agile working initiative has helped connect it distributed workforce, and how older generations of employees leave a legacy for younger employees.Employee Benefits Connect 2018 will take place on Wednesday 28 February 2018 at Park Plaza, Westminster, London.For more information or to book your place.last_img read more

Control Your Smart Home With Raspberry Pi AddOn Talking Pi

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Lyra Is a Handheld Gaming System Powered by a Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA Data Stay on targetcenter_img Don’t spend your life savings on a smart home: All you need is a Raspberry Pi and the new Talking Pi speech control assistant.The intelligent open-source extension, from German manufacturer Joy-it, allows users to manage lights, plugs, and devices via voice commands.“Simply control the light, … switch sockets on and off, or activate your coffee machine when you come in the front door,” the Joy-it website said. “There are practically no limits to your imagination here.”Customers can pair it with the Google Home smart speaker, as well as the company’s AIY (do-it-yourself artificial intelligence) Vision and Voice kits. Its six-channel servo PWM, meanwhile, acts as a remote control for robotics projects.On sale from Conrad Business Solutions (€32.99/$41) and Elektor ($42), the Raspberry Pi add-on features integrated motor control and a range of applications for increased functionality.Plus, a stereo microphone and integrated I2S sound output driver make it easy to connect a 3-watt loudspeaker. Joy-it is currently working on another module, expected for release soon, which will allow for stereo sound output.For servomotors, an integrated 5V barrel connector is available.Equipped with a bracket holding a 433MHz radio module, the configurable and customizable gadget is also capable of addressing devices and circuits through the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO interface.Talking Pi, a measly 64-by-10-by-54 mm, is fit for installation “in space-sensitive areas such as enclosures, as well as integrating into existing applications,” according to Elektor.Developed to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing countries, the cheap Raspberry Pi board has become the ultimate DIY accessory.Use it to power a wearable computer, racing robot, or Nerf Blaster (that can ID its target’s face); turn it into a mini Game Boy, pocketable PC, or nostalgic arcade stick.Last year, scientists developed an advanced wave forecasting system that can run speedy simulations on a Raspberry Pi.last_img read more

Trading high

first_imgThe 34th edition of India Trade Promotion Organisation is going to commence in the Capital. The event will be inaugurated by President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, on 14 November at Hamsadhwani Theatre, Pragati Maidan. The partner country this year is South Africa, Thailand is the focus country whereas Delhi is the focus state. The theme of the fair is ‘Women Entrepreneurs’. Over 25 women enterpreneurs from the partner country will be exhibiting their final products at the event. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Over 6500  participants  from India and abroad are taking part in the fair. Countries like – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, China, Cuba, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia,  Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Thailand,  Tibet, Turkey, UAE and Vietnam are taking part in this grand event this year.  There are 31 Central Government Ministries, Departments along with their agencies/PSUs, while all the States and  UTs apart from leading private sector companies will bring up the domestic sector.‘Committed to the new mantra of Make in India, the fair will also focus on the PM Modi’s cleanliness drive, Swachh Bharat Mission’, an official said during a press meet.Various cultural programmes have been organised all throughout the fair. The first five days of the fair i.e 14-18 November will be exclusively for the business visitors only.last_img read more

Germany asks for forgiveness for persecuting gays under Nazi rule

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Over 100,000 men were arrested on homosexuality charges in Nazi Germany eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘The German state has inflicted grave suffering on these people. Above all, under the National Socialists, but also afterwards, in East Germany and for too long under [West German] Basic Law,’ Steinmeier said.‘That is why I ask for forgiveness today – for all the suffering and injustice that has happened, and for the long silence that followed.’President issues apology and asks for forgivenessThe president spoke at the 10th anniversary of the Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism.In Berlin, the memorial is a concrete cube that bears a small window where visitors can see a video of a gay couple kissing. The kiss represents the act of love that was considered criminal, and the tomb-like cube represents the certain death LGBTI people would face.About 50,000 men were convicted under Paragraph 175 of the criminal code between 1945 and 1969 in western Germany.The law was first enacted in 1871, and made more extreme by the Nazis in 1935.Watered down in West Germany in 1969, the homophobic law was not fully abolished by Germany until 1994.In June last year, gay men who were convicted between 1945 and 1969 were given a pardon.Thousands of victims received a lump sump of €3,000 (£2,630; $3,350) in compensation along with €1,500 per year spent in jail.Justice Minister Heiko Maas described the new law is a ‘belated act of justice.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img Thousands of gay men, lesbians and gender non-conforming people were locked up in concentration camps during World War 2.Even after the victims of the Holocaust were freed, many LGBTI people then spent decades imprisoned under homophobic laws.How gay men suffered under Nazi rule (and in the decades after)Inside the camps, men were seen as slaves; but after their liberation, not all of them walked free.Gay men were considered the ‘lowest of the low’ in the concentration camp hierarchy.They were constantly beaten, had their testicles boiled off by water, sodomized by broken broomsticks, and were used by the SS as target practice.The Nazis also used gay men for cruel human experimentation.Lesbians were raped, forced to work in brothels for officers. German’s president Frank-Walter Steinmeier has asked for ‘forgiveness’ for the persecution of LGBTI people under Nazi rule. Germany quashes gay men’s convictions and offers compensationThe secret gay history of tattoos and their hidden meaningsChechnya leader describes gay people as the ‘devil’ and tells them to move to CanadaRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

World Cup fever is not a disease says Costa Ricas Social Security

first_img Facebook Comments The passion most Ticos have for football has officials at the Social Security System worried. Last week the Caja issued an order to all doctors at public hospitals to restrict permission for sick days throughout the month. Apparently employees’ health tends to deteriorate during the World Cup.And after Costa Rica’s shocking 3-1 victory over Uruguay on Saturday, the number of workers suffering from World Cup fever might only increase. Costa Rica’s next two matches are on weekdays, starting with Italy on Friday.The executive branch did grant permission for public employees to watch the games against Italy on Friday and England on June 24. (Both matches start at 10 a.m.) The decree applies to all public employees as long as it does not affect essential services such as public health, education or security.For private employees, it all depends on how nice bosses are. Presidency Minister Melvin Jiménez last week said employers – if they so choose – can rearrange schedules to allow employees to watch the matches. But given Costa Rica’s stellar performance in the upset against Uruguay, forbidding Ticos from watching the next match could lead to workplace mutiny.In June 2010, during the previous World Cup in South Africa, the Caja registered 113,000 sick-day notes – about 7,000 more than the monthly average and the highest figure that year. And Costa Rica didn’t even qualify that time around.Those sick days during the 2010 World Cup cost the public health system ₡3.4 billion ($6.1 million), according to Caja officials.This year, the agency has strengthened controls and instructed all doctors to be meticulous when authorizing sick leave. The warning also was made to private practices that authorize public employees to take days off.The Caja’s 129 medical commissions at public hospitals can revoke any permit issued by a private doctor, and charges will be filed at the Prosecutors’ Office against any employee and doctor found to have committed fraud, officials said last week.The Caja also bans doctors from granting more than two consecutive doctor’s notes in cases of mild illness or unjustified emergency room visits.Jiménez said public workers should rearrange schedules to prevent disrupting public services, and the decree does not allow employees to skip work. Costa Rica’s labor legislation states that employers can fire without liability any employee who leaves work without permission or a valid excuse. Related posts:Fewer sick days granted during 2014 World Cup after stricter regulations enforced Public workers can take recess to watch Costa Rica’s World Cup games, Solís says With focus on next round, winning Group D less of a priority, says Wanchope In Costa Rica, pride for La Sele’s historic World Cup playlast_img read more

Viacom announces third edition of its online travel sale – BOTS

first_imgFinancial Exchange brand – EbixCash announced the launch of the Biggest Online Travel Sale (BOTS) on its Online Travel Agent (OTA) – The eight-day sale will feature cashback on domestic and international airlines, special offers on top hotel chains and attractive deals on holiday packages from December 10-17, 2017 across’s desktop site, mobile site, Android and iOS app.Bhavik Vasa, Chief Growth Officer, EbixCash said, “This is the third edition of BOTS and we expect this to be the largest travel sale ever in terms of scale and bookings. The Christmas holiday period is traditionally a period of vacationing and travel for people across the country, and thus our holiday sale is targeted to maximise savings on travel and accommodations for our customers.” had previously run holiday sales offer in 2015 and 2016, both of which were hugely successful with the company registering 10x increase in traffic and 8x surge in transactions. This year, expects a 20x to 30x surge in traffic during the sale period.BOTS 2017 will be actively promoted through television ads on a number of creative mediums including Star Sports Television channel during the India-Sri Lanka one day and T20 cricket matches beginning this Sunday. It will be promoted on social media with the hashtag #VIABOTS.With over 110,000 distribution outlets and 8000 corporate clients, Via processes over 24.5 million transactions every year and is growing at a CAGR of 45% over the last three years.last_img read more

Over the past three games hes completed more tha

first_imgOver the past three games, he’s completed more than 70 percent of his passes.So when the Arizona Cardinals enter Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, the task of keeping up with all those points and all those touchdowns falls on rookie quarterback Josh Rosen’s shoulders.Related LinksSchlereth: Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson’s trade request was honestChiefs WR Sammy Watkins in danger of missing matchup against ArizonaBruce Arians part of CBS announcing crew for Cardinals-ChiefsThe Consensus Week 10: Cardinals stay in the same neighborhoodRather than building off of nine full games of production like Mahomes, who didn’t play until the last game of his rookie year, Rosen hopes to continue constructing his career on a tiny foundation of two drives to end the front half of the Cardinals’ season — drives that allowed Arizona to come back from a 15-3 deficit for a win over the San Francisco 49ers.“I mean, for the most part we’re trying to focus on us and get ourselves rolling, regardless of who the opponent is,” Rosen said Thursday.Mahomes didn’t take this path, but it could have been similar.Former Arizona coach Bruce Arians told the Los Angeles Times in September that the Cardinals targeted Mahomes on draft night in 2017. The Chiefs, who only had the 27th overall pick, moved up to draft the Texas Tech quarterback 10th overall, three picks ahead of Arizona’s slot.That pushed the Cardinals’ drafting of a franchise quarterback to 2018, where they made the move from 15th to 10th to nab Rosen. TEMPE, Ariz. — Keep the Kansas City Chiefs on their current tear, and Patrick Mahomes will have done his job.Week after week, he’s made that look easy.Kansas City leads the NFL averaging 36 points per game, and a lot of it has to do with their 23-year-old quarterback. Mahomes has thrown for more than 300 yards in each of his last eight games and at least three touchdowns in seven of nine outings through the Chiefs’ 8-1 start. GOLDITCH READY TO SETTLE IN — AGAINThe Arizona Cardinals on Monday signed rookie offensive lineman Zack Golditch to the 53-man roster, his first foray onto an NFL team’s regular season team.It’s his fourth NFL team since going undrafted, but his story is much deeper.Golditch was shot in the neck during a 2012 shooting at an Aurora, Colo., moving theater that killed 12 and injured 70 total.“It’s a part of my story. Obviously I can’t go back and change it, but I’m thrilled to be at where I am right now. That’s just a credit to the people who helped me get here,” he said Wednesday.Golditch, who played at Colorado State, has spent time on the practice squads of the Los Angeles Chargers, San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts. He was signed off the Colts’ practice squad. Top Stories (AP photos) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 4 Comments   Share   “For Josh it’s just a matter of continuing to grow, show improvement, protect the ball better and just keep moving forward. They’re not real complicated defensively, they’ll give you opportunities to get the ball down the field.”Kansas City is allowing the 13th-most points per game (25.1), eighth-most rushing yards per game (124.8) and fifth-most passing yards per game (302.7).Some of those numbers are a result of opponents getting so many chances to possess the ball because of explosive plays and quick scores.Rosen said he was aware of the numbers. 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