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Man on poll duty in South Dinajpur found dead at home

first_imgKolkata: A polling personnel in South Dinajpur was found hanging at his home on Tuesday morning. His family members claimed that he committed suicide because he was tensed due to poll-related violence.According to sources, Babulal Murmu of Buniadpur in South Dinajpur was selected as a polling personnel for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections. He was kept on reserve, which means in case of any polling personnel gets ill or removed, Murmu will be replaced by him. Murmu, a teacher by profession reportedly expressed his fear over the election duty as incidents of violence were being reported from several areas. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaOn Monday night, he went to the Dispersal-Cum-Reception Centre (DCRC) from where other polling personnel were issued Electronic Voting Machines and other poll related documents. Later, he went back home without informing DCRC officials. On Tuesday morning, his wife found him hanging from ceiling. Immediately police were informed. His wife and other family members claimed that Murmu was nervous seeing the violence during the polls and had expressed his fear. He committed suicide as he was afraid to take part in election duty. During a press conference at the Chief Election Commissioner’s office, Additional Director General, Law and Order, Sidh Nath Gupta narrated the incident and said that Murmu went home without any intimation.last_img read more

9 suicide bombers including woman took part in Easter Sunday bombings in

first_imgColombo: Nine suicide bombers, including a woman, were involved in the massive Easter Sunday bombings and 60 people have been arrested so far for their suspected links to Sri Lanka’s worst terror attack that killed at least 359 people, a top police officer said Wednesday. Suicide bombers, believed to be members of local Islamist extremist group, carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The state minister of defence Ruwan Wijewardena said the multiple bomb attacks were carried out not by the National Tawheed Jamath (NTJ) but by its splinter group. Sri Lanka’s government had earlier blamed the blasts on the NTJ. Wijewardena told reporters that the members of the group had differences and the final attack was carried out by a group that left the main NTJ. The Islamic State terror group has claimed the attack, although it did not provide direct evidence of its involvement. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Wijewardena said there was no evidence at present whether the splinter group had any foreign connections. Out of the nine suicide bombers, eight have been identified by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said. The ninth bomber was confirmed as the wife of one of the suicide bombers, he said. He said the death toll has jumped to 359 on Wednesday, up from a previous count of 321 people. Nearly 500 people have been injured in the attack. Ten Indian nationals have been confirmed dead. Sixty people have been arrested for possible links to the multiple attacks carried out on Easter Sunday. Of them, 32 are in custody with the CID. All of those arrested are of Sri Lankan nationality, Gunasekara said. State defense minister Wijewardene said the majority of Sunday’s suicide bombers were from well-heeled families. They were also well-educated, including at least university graduate who had studied abroad. “Most of them are well-educated, and come from maybe middle- or upper-middle-class. So they are financially quite independent and their families are quite stable financially,” he said. Wijewardene said, “We believe that one of the suicide bombers studied in the UK and maybe later on did his post-graduate in Australia, before coming back to settle in Sri Lanka.” The number of foreign nationals who have been identified as killed is 34. Additionally, 14 foreign nationals are unaccounted for at present, and could be among the unidentified victims at the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer’s mortuary, officials said. Sixteen foreign nationals injured in the attacks are receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital and private hospitals in Colombo while others have been treated and discharged. An attack on a fourth hotel on Sunday was foiled, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday. He also warned that more militants and explosives could still be “out there” following the attack. The country remains tense with police still looking for suspects and possible further explosives. But Wickremesinghe said the attacks “could not have been done just locally”. “There had been training given and a coordination which we are not seeing earlier,” he said. A state of emergency remains in effect to prevent further attacks. The emergency powers allow the security forces to crackdown in law and order breaches by sudden searches of property, arrests and detention of people indefinitely. Speaking in parliament the former commander of the Army, Field Martial Sarath Fonseka said removing the police chief Pujith Jayasundera was not answer to the security lapse which had led to the attacks. The government had demanded Jayasundera’s resignation. President Maithripala Sirisena in an address to the nation on Tuesday said that he would effect a shuffle in the security establishment within 24 hours. It was expected that he would call for the resignation of Jayasundera.last_img read more

Tangier to Host the 4th MED Ports 2016 Exhibition and Conference

Rabat – The 4th MED Ports 2016 Exhibition and Conference is scheduled to take place April 27-28 at Tangier-Med Port Center.The two-day event will be convened by Tangier-Med Port Authority.The conference will feature 30 expert speakers who will address topical issues and challenges related to global transportation and logistics. The event will involve representatives from the Mediterranean, including senior executive harbor-masters, port engineers, importers, exporters, and maintenance supervisors.The event will include a commercial opportunity for 70 exhibitors and sponsors to network directly with the delegates concerning international maritime affairs.MED Ports is considered the largest annual exhibition and conference for container ports and terminal operations in the Mediterranean region.According to an article published by Financial Times last month, Tangier-Med Port has become a global maritime hub that provides an ideal connectivity with Europe, the Mediterranean and the rest of the world.The same source said that this achievement can be attributed to the large-scale port’s four competitive free zones, which attract investments for the industry and services sectors and create jobs.The port is part of the industrial development strategy of Morocco. According to the same source, Tangier-Med Port has attracted several companies in free zones dedicated to the automotive industry (seats, wiring and air conditioning systems), aeronautics (composite parts and air exchangers), electronics (electronic boards and sensors), textiles (finished goods) and the food industry, notably the processing of sea products. read more

Cevital Algerie CEO A Hidden Hand is Ruling Algeria

Rabat – The CEO made his remarks while speaking to French outlet France 24 on Friday, November 23. The businessman argued that decision-making in the most crucial sectors for Algerian socio-economic life now lies with a circle close to the ailing president.“An invisible hand is ruling Algeria,” Rebrab said, explaining that “the president is not even aware” of the most “worrying developments” the country has been experiencing of late.“An invisible hand is governing Algeria… The invisible hand astonishes everyone and is the source of all the obstructions facing investments in the country. I don’t think President Bouteflika knows about this obstruction.” For the Algerian businessman, a circle of old-school politicians, technocrats, and billionaires have taken grip of the country’s political power and economic resources. While the ruling elite wishes to maintain its dominance on Algerian political life, the country’s economic situation worsens daily.The North African country is going through a dire crisis that heralds more serious and worse social, political, and economic issues if current leadership succeeds in keeping political momentum.“The economic situation is untenable,” he said. While Algeria’s economy essentially depends on oil, the fluctuating and unstable global market for oil means that “Algeria must diversify its economy.”Economic diversification would require a change in leadership priorities. Rather than buy public support and voters’ sympathy by distributing oil revenue, Algerian authorities should invest more in making room for “profound, urgent, and radical reforms needed to uplift the country from its worrying situation.”But who is governing Algeria? And why is Bouteflika keen to run for another term if he is no longer the one in charge? And, perhaps more importantly, what would it take to diversify Algeria’s oil-dependent economy and embrace the new economic model which Algeria observers and analysts have been proposing?The hidden hand, Rebrab explained, boils down to a circle of technocrats and billionaires who are doing everything in their power to contain and prevent change.“Ninety-95 percent of Algerians want things to change. Only the remaining 5-10 percent wants things to remain as they are because they take huge benefits off the rentier system.”Rebrab’s remarks come after the publication on November 19 of a detailed study on Algeria’s current economic situation. Like Rebrab, the study spoke of Algeria in ominous terms. Politically paralyzed and economically unstable, Algeria is on the verge of deep crises should reforms not be made, the study predicted. read more

Minister says no reports of sex change by criminals

Ratnayake however said that based on reports he had received from the police there were no details of criminals undergoing a sex change. The Minister of Law and Order Sagala Ratnayake was today asked in Parliament to respond to claims that some criminals undergo a sex change to evade arrest in Sri Lanka.United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Buddhika Pathirana claimed that police spokesman Ajith Rohana had said that some criminal go overseas and have their sex changed and return to Sri Lanka, making it difficult for the police to trace them. The Minister however told Parliament he will look into the reports and make a statement later. (Colombo Gazette) read more

VIDEO Your weekend movies The Wolf of Wall Street

first_imgCrystal Fairy( fans of: Crazy dancing girlsAvoid if: You’re not into quests to find drugsGaby Hoffman plays Crystal Fairy, a free spirit who meets the young Jamie (Michael Cera) while he is travelling through Chile. They set off on a trip to find a rare hallucinogenic drug, and that’s where things get weird. critics’ rating: 75 per cent. Audience rating: 81 per cent critics’ rating: none yet. Audience rating: 97 per cent want to see WHICH NEW MOVIE release is worth the price of a cinema ticket this weekend?We’re here to help you decide just that, with these trailers.The Wolf of Wall Street(Paramount Pictures/YouTube)For fans of: True stories about greedAvoid if: You’re sensitive about corruptionMartin Scorsese directs this true story about Jordan Belfort (played by Leo DiCaprio), a New York stockbroker who makes more money than he dreamed of and enters a life of corruption during the over-the-top 80s. Money, drugs, women – it’s all about excess, baby. critics’ rating: 81 per cent. Audience rating: 54 per centDevils’ Due(Fresh Movie Trailers/YouTube)For fans of: Horror, evil childrenAvoid if: You’re horrified at the thought of a horror filmThe McCalls are only delighted that they’re expecting their first baby. Only problem is, their child is the anti-christ. Oh dear.last_img read more

The 9 at 9 Sunday

first_img 11,165 Views Sunday 25 Aug 2019, 9:01 AM No Comments Image: Shutterstock/Africa Studio Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article EVERY MORNING brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.1. #G7 SUMMIT Boris Johnson will seek concessions from the EU on Brexit and meet EU Council President Donald Tusk following a war of words between the pair yesterday as the G7 summit in France continues today.2. #AMAZON FIRES Hundreds of new fires have started in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, as troops begin to fight the worst blazes on record in the region. 3. #TRACKER SCANDAL Banks under investigation for tracker mortgage complaints will row back on planned challenges following a public rebuke by the country’s financial services watchdog.4. #SWING GATE The Irish Mail on Sunday reports that Maria Bailey continued to be paid for chairing the Oireachtas Housing Committee in recent weeks because the Oireachtas was not formally told about her removal from the role.5. #FAI The Sunday Times contains more revelations about the Football Association of Ireland, including that it paid €300,000 to an individual for coming up with the concept of fundraising walks, a kit-purchasing idea and the John Giles Foundation.6. #CO-LIVING The Sunday Business Post reports that the government is coming under pressure to allow co-living tenants to be given rights after a developer argued that residents in such developments will have no protection under tenancy laws. 7. #SICK NOTES A survey of doctors by the Sunday Independent reveals that GPs are turning away new patients because their practices are overrun.8. #ATLANTA Six golf fans have been injured after lightning struck trees at a PGA tournament in the US yesterday.9. #WEATHER It will be a dry day with some patches of rain or drizzle, with a dull start giving way to sunny spells in the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures will be between 18 and 24 degrees Celsius. Share1 Tweet Email By Stephen McDermott Image: Shutterstock/Africa Studio The 9 at 9: Sunday Here’s what’s making headlines this Sunday morning. Short URL Aug 25th 2019, 9:01 AM last_img read more

Exploding Galaxy Note 7 added to GTA V as a sticky bomb

first_imgSamsung has had an embarrassing time of late, but it was due to a very serious problem. The first batch of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones it shipped have been exploding. So dangerous are the handsets that Samsung issued a recall, but not before they had caused some serious injuries, been banned from use on flights, and even started a car fire.I’m sure Samsung is hoping everyone quickly forgets about what happened, but players of GTA V on PC won’t any time soon. That’s because the Galaxy Note 7 has been added to the game and acts as a sticky bomb if players choose to purchase and use it.The Note 7 bomb comes courtesy of Grand Theft Auto modder HitmanNiko. He achieved it by replacing the sticky bomb that’s already present in the game with a 3D model of the Galaxy Note 7.As you can see, the Note 7 can be purchased and then carried quite naturally in the hand. But then you can start throwing it, or sticking it to the sides of cars or other objects in the game and all hell breaks loose.The mod is available to download for free from the 5Mods website. HitmanNiko has also made it possible to change the phone’s color or even the wallpaper shown on the screen. It’s a simple case of replacing a couple of texture files, and I bet it proves popular.last_img read more

Cable Wireless Communications CWC achieves Cisco Advanced Cloud and Managed Services Certification

first_img CWC and Columbus Promise to Protect Consumer Interest Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNovember 28, 2014 – Cable & Wireless Communications announced today it recently achieved the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification. This certification recognizes Cable & Wireless as having the capabilities to sell and deliver cloud and managed services to help accelerate time to market and time to revenue.Laurie Bowen, CEO of Cable & Wireless Business Solutions said: “We are honored to have achieved this important certification from Cisco which reaffirms our focus on expanding our products and solutions portfolio and constantly work towards meeting our customers’ needs.”The Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification is part of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program, focused on helping partners such as Cable & Wireless to envision, build, market, and sell cloud and managed services with business acceleration tools and services, sales training and the Cisco Cloud Marketplace to address the varied needs of its customers. As a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certified Partner, Cable & Wireless will offer Cisco Powered services and provide basic management capabilities that support Cisco technologies.This certification adds to the current list of Cisco certifications for Business and Government Managed Services held by Cable & Wireless including: Premier Certified Partner, Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization, Advanced Routing & Switching, Cisco Powered MPLS VPN and Cisco Metro Ethernet, Cisco Telepresence Video SMB Program, among others. Related Items:cable and wireless communications, cisco, cisco cloud, Laurie Bowen Cable & Wireless Communications’ Shareholders Vote Overwhelmingly in Favour of Merger with Columbus International Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Cable & Wireless Wins the Americas TMT Deal of the Year Award 2014last_img read more

Sodexo reports a 149 mean gender pay gap

first_imgFacilities management service organisation Sodexo has reported a mean gender pay gap of 14.9% for hourly fixed pay as at April 2017 across its five legal entitles with more than 250 staff in the UK.The organisation has reported its gender pay gap data in line with the government’s gender pay gap reporting regulations and ahead of the private sector submission deadline of 4 April 2018.The gender pay gap reporting regulations require organisations with 250 or more employees to publish the difference between both the mean and median hourly rate of pay for male and female full-time employees; the difference between both the mean bonus pay and median bonus pay for male and female employees; the proportions of male and female employees who were awarded bonus pay; and the proportions of male and female full-time employees in the lower, lower middle, upper middle and upper quartile pay bands.The median gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay is 12.6% as at 5 April 2017 across its five entities where it employs more than 250 UK staff.The mean gender pay gap for bonuses paid in the year to 5 April 2017 is 38.5%, and the median gender pay gap for bonus pay is 40.9%. Over this period, 28% of men received a bonus payments, compared to 26% of women.More than a third (39%) of employees in the highest pay quartile at Sodexo are women, compared to 46% in the second quartile, 57% in the third quartile, and 67% in the lowest pay quartile.Sodexo has attributed its gender pay gap to an imbalance of men and women throughout its organisational hierarchy, with typically male employees in the more senior positions receiving the highest pay.Sodexo plans to combat gender imbalance within the organisation by continuing with initiatives such as its Sodexo Women’s International Forum for Talent (Swift) programme, which was created in 2009 to provide visible role models committed to gender balance. Around 30 of the organisation’s male and female senior leaders work as role models for the initiative. Furthermore, Sodexo has labelled gender as one of its three pillars in its corporate sustainability strategy, Better Tomorrow 2025. The other pillars include reducing waste and tackling malnutrition.Sodexo will also maintain its gender balance employee network group, Women Work, which was set up in 2011 for staff in the UK and Ireland. The group organises development and networking opportunities, produces live and recorded interviews with senior leaders and those in non-traditional roles, shares podcasts and blogs on relevant topics, and offers peer support to those with childcare responsibilities. Women Work has held five annual conferences across the UK since 2012, and joined other employee networks within Sodexo this May to host the organisation’s first Sodexo Inclusion Conference. Women Work also liaises with Swift on certain projects, for example to produce webinars for employees on topics such as flexible working, communications skills, influencing remotely, unconscious bias, and building a personal brand.The organisation is piloting an anonymous CV initiative and an on-site supervisor academy, which is used to identify and develop team leaders, to help address the gender balance within its talent management procedures.Sodexo plans on using its total reward strategy to help reduce its gender pay gap in the future. This includes reviewing each employee’s package from a total reward perspective rather than just a compensation perspective, using market data to align salary midpoints, using a more robust performance management system to track pay for performance and results, having transparency around communications and line manager involvement, and maintaining a focus on not discriminating for any reason.Sodexo first published its gender pay gap in November 2016, after committing to undertake a gender pay audit as part of its Public Service Pledge in 2015.Andy Rogers, HR director at Sodexo UK and Ireland, said: “At Sodexo, we believe achieving gender balance is not only the right thing to do, it also enables people and our business to perform better. This belief is supported by global internal research which found our own gender-balanced management teams outperform those that are not across a number of key performance indicators.“Visibility is crucial. We are proud to be included in The Times Top 50 employers for women for the last four years. We have signed up to the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles. But there is still so much more to do.“Sodexo’s mission is to improve quality of life for people. Publishing our gender pay gap is one step on the journey to creating an inclusive culture where everyone can flourish.”last_img read more

People on the Move 051310

first_imgHearst named Brent Williams Allen associate publisher of Marie Claire, replacing Kim Fasting Berg, who left the company. Allen most recently served as vice president of brand development at Elle.Ginger Sutton was promoted from associate publisher to vice president and publisher of the Woman’s Day Brand Group. Sutton replaces Claire Marin, who left the company.Essence appointed Real Simple executive editor Corynne L. Corbett as beauty director. Longtime Essence beauty and cover director, Mikki Taylor, retired in March.The New Republic promoted Jenna Golden to associate publisher. Most recently, Golden served as executive director of advertising sales.Town&Country appointed William Norwich as a special correspondent. Previously, Norwich served as a contributing editor and columnist for Vogue.Denise Gee was named food and wine editor at Rodale’s Organic Gardening. Previously, Gee has served as food editor and stylist at Southern Living and Coastal Living, and as a home design editor at Better Homes & Gardens. More than a year after launching events consultancy firm Morrissy + Vine LLC, Tom Morrissy has laned at global digital communications provider Synaptic Digital as executive vice president of North American sales. Previously, Morrissy served as publisher at OK!. Before that, he was publisher at Entertainment Weekly.Jolène Bouchon was named senior Web editor at Hearst Magazines Digital Media’s Most recently, Bouchon served as a Web editor at Self magazine.The Reader’s Digest Association named JoAnn Murray senior vice president of global human resources. A former senio HR executive at the company, Murray also will serve on RDA’s execuitive committee.last_img read more

Special pujas performed to Goddess Vara Lakshmi

first_imgRajamahendravaram: Many women performed special pujas to Goddess Vara Lakshmi and the priests also performed abishekams and pujas in the temples in connection with the auspicious Vara Lakshmi Vratam here on Friday. Thousands of devotees thronged Maha Lakshmi temple, Asta Lakshmi temple, Devi Chowk, Syamalamba temple, Venkateswara Swamy temples and waited in serpentine queues to have darshan. Police made arrangements at the temples to maintain queues.last_img

30000 telecom employees likely to face layoffs in next 12 months

first_imgA worker cleans a mobile store of Reliance Communications Ltd, controlled by billionaire Anil Ambani, in Kolkata, India, September 10, 2016.Reuters fileEmployees working in the Indian telecom industry are likely to face hefty layoffs over the next 12 months due to the sturdy competition by the new entrant, Reliance Jio, according to estimates of major recruitment firms.”The sector is burdened with an enormous debt — close to Rs 8 lakh crore — and is operating under tremendous pressure after the entry of Reliance Jio with its free-to-dirt cheap-tariff offers,” said Rituparna Chakraborty, co-founder of TeamLease Services.The heads of major recruitment firms such as Randstad India, Korn Ferry, TeamLease Services, Manpower Group Services and ABC Consultants projected that about 20,000 to 30,000 employees will be at a risk to lose their jobs by the end of next year, Economic Times reported.This estimate came after Reliance Communications decided to shut major parts of its wireless business which will make about 2,000 to 3,000 workers unemployed by November 30. Also, Tata Group selling its mobile business to Bharti Airtel will trigger job cuts.According to experts, a range of positions across various categories will be affected. Employees working in infrastructure and networking engineering, sales and distribution, telecom engineering, HR and finance are at major risk of losing their jobs. Moreover, profiles like data entry, telecalling, ground sales with annual salaries ranging from Rs 1.2 lakh to Rs 2.8 lakh will become obsolete.”The major impact will be on the mid and lower levels — mostly the support functions will face the heat,” added Chakraborty. Employees cross an overpass at the Indian headquarters of iGateReuters”Now there’s a bloodbath amid the consolidation and cost-cutting. Mid to senior managers will be most vulnerable, especially on the technical side,” said Vivek Mehta, head of the telecom, technology and education practice for ABC Consultants.Skill up-gradation to get new jobsAccording to reports, recruiters have revealed that the number of resumes from employees of the telecom sector has observed a surge of 35-40 percent compared to last year and many are also willing to take a salary cut.However, people who are at the high risk of losing jobs can find a way out and search for alternate roles but only if they upgrade their skills that will support automation and new technologies. Also, people working for telecom and looking for a shift in the profile will also have to settle down with lesser salaries.According to Manpower, employees in the technical roles can learn new skills in information technology to work for roles involved in research and development (R&D).In September, an HfS Research report had also pointed out that about 7.5 lakh low-skilled Indian workers could lose their jobs over the next five years because of automation. Although the impact will take a major hit on the IT companies, now even telecommunication companies will lay-off employees due to automation.”Accounting and finance can see job cuts, their roles are becoming redundant, thanks to automation, said Paul Dupuis, chief executive officer at Randstad India.Over and above, all these direct the need for the employees who can lose their jobs to acquire new skill sets that are more market relevant and seek roles that are not under the threat of automation.last_img read more

Full Show The Year In Politics And Personal Finance Advice Dec 20

first_imgListen 00:00 /50:25 Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We take a closer look at the GOP tax overhaul, which now heads to President Trump. Then, our experts recap the top local, state, and national political stories of 2017.Also this hour: We get answers to your questions about personal finance from financial adviser Bryan Zschiesche from Financial Synergies. And we learn about the plethora of labyrinths in Greater Houston.We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. Xlast_img read more

Crazy Rich Asians may be a straight romcom but LGBTQ people still

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Lena Waithe buys out Crazy Rich Asians screening like the boss she isAlex Strangelove ‘follows confused and confusing teenagers’Pride Month: How is LGBTQ tourism doing these days?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : We may, in fact, be in the renaissance of good romantic comedies (think the 90s, not the early 2000s). The latest in this slowly evolving new trend is Crazy Rich Asians, based on the book by Kevin Kwan. It is, once more, the love story of a heterosexual couple, but its diversity and focus on a culture that is decidedly not white or European demands LGBTQ people support it. discussion of gay character (stereotypical, but still a gay poc) – glaad and other reports for queer pocWhen diversity succeeds, we all winrom coms need more queer love stories, but this is still winChampioning our own rights and equality means nothing if we are not intersectional allies to other marginalized people.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . This movie is a win for us all | Photo: IMDB/Warner Bros.last_img read more

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FILE In this Friday July 27 2018 file photo

first_img FILE – In this Friday, July 27, 2018, file photo, Ronan Farrow, a contributing writer for the New Yorker, speaks with reporters at The Associated Press headquarters in New York. Farrow accepted a Mirror Award for media reporting from Syracuse University, Thursday, June 13, 2019, by paying tribute to journalists and industry leaders at a Manhattan luncheon for keeping the media honest and transparent. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK — The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow sure knows how to get a media crowd buzzing.The Pulitzer Prize winner accepted a Mirror Award for media reporting from Syracuse University on Thursday for his stories on sexual misconduct at CBS, including allegations that toppled the corporation’s former leader, Leslie Moonves.Like other award winners, he saluted fellow journalists and industry leaders at the Manhattan luncheon for bravery in producing stories that keep the media honest and transparent — even at the cost of burning bridges and losing job opportunities.At the same time, he said “I can see people who have lied to protect power.”From both the podium and later afterward, Farrow declined to name names.Farrow and The New York Times won Pulitzers in 2018 for stories outlining sexual misconduct allegations against former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. He has the capacity to make plenty media players nervous; his upcoming book “Catch and Kill” is being awaited for expectations he will write about leaving NBC News when it declined to use his work on Weinstein.The Mirror Awards have become a venue for impassioned speeches about the industry. Lois Beckett of WNYC radio accepted a trophy Thursday for her reporting on the white nationalist movement while scolding media executives for a failure to be more diverse in hiring. Davey Alba of BuzzFeed News, honoured for a story on using Facebook as a tool in a drug war in her native Philippines, urged her company and others to be more accepting of unions.CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker said his company’s job is not to pick sides in political disputes but to tell the truth. His company, and Zucker personally, have been frequent targets for barbs by President Donald Trump.“I am proud to stand up for the truth,” he said. “I am proud to stand up for the press. We are certainly not the enemy of the people.”David Bauder, The Associated Press by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Jun 14, 2019 7:44 am PDT Ronan Farrow looks at media crowd and says he sees liarslast_img read more

Limassol neonatal unit to get intensive care upgrade

first_imgTHE Limassol intensive neonatal care unit is going to be upgraded to help deal with premature births, Theophanos Papastefanou, nursing officer at the intensive neonatal care unit at Makarios hospital in Nicosia and assistant secretary of nurses’ union Pasyno said on Friday.He made a statement on the occasion of World Prematurity Day, which has been observed each year since 2011 on November 17 to raise awareness of preterm births.In recent years, there has been an increasing trend in premature births around the world, including Cyprus, which, he said, forces the state to take immediate action and implement strategies not only to reduce preterm labor but also to improve the quality of early care newborns and the most effective support of their parents.“Finally, Limassol’s intensive care unit is getting flesh and bones,” he exclaimed, congratulating health minister Yiorgos Pamborides. “You have met the needs of citizens and society!”Papastefanou said that those opposing the upgrade claim Cyprus is too small to have two such units, and all that was needed was to strengthen the unit in Nicosia. He said the problem with this is that parents have to travel long distances to and from other districts to see their newborns.  Another problematic issue is that unlike in other countries, parents in Cyprus are not allowed to visit the babies for more than two hours, as staff and space are limited. This has a negative effect on the newborns, as well as the parents.To have a premature baby can happen to anybody and that is why it is necessary to have equal opportunities for all.In this spirit, the nursing officer said, teamwork is employed at the Makarios hospital, involving specialised doctors and nurses who are well-trained and care for each newborn around the clock.The staff is also in touch with international organisations and works closely with the parents.Doctors and nurses have long campaigned for the upgrade of the Limassol unit which has only basic facilities. A 2012 study recommended that the number of beds should be increased from 10 to 15 and that five intensive care beds with respirators were also needed.According to the World Health Organisation, approximately 15 million premature babies are born worldwide each year, or one in ten of all babies, and the number is on the rise.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Nesting boxes in place to house swifts

first_imgTo ensure safe nesting sites, BirdLife Cyprus has placed 30 nesting boxes for common swifts at five Cyta buildings in Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol.With the breeding season already underway, the nests are specially designed to attract common swifts, which unlike barn swallows do not build nests, choosing instead small holes under roofs, tiles or eaves.In an effort to preserve the common swift population in Cyprus, the nesting sites have been installed to tackle one of the two greatest threats faced by the birds: the intensification of agriculture which reduces of food availability (insects) and the loss of nesting sites.Swifts arrive in Cyprus at the beginning of February to breed“As their population is decreasing, both in Cyprus and in other parts of the world, the placement of nest boxes has proven to be an effective measure to offset this loss,” Birdlife Cyprus said.Common swifts are fascinating birds, the organisation notes, as they eat, drink, sleep, and mate in the air, and belong to the fastest-flying birds found in the world, able to reach 220 km/h when diving.These birds arrive in Cyprus at the beginning of February to breed and by the end of July they begin their return to Africa where they spend the winter.You May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndoTruthfinderEnter Any Name, Wait These Seconds, See Instant ResultsTruthfinderUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

CEO sees growth development as top priorities for AstroBank

first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesAstroBank, the lender that emerged from the acquisition of a majority stake in the Cypriot unit of Greece’s Bank of Piraeus, will consider opportunities to acquire assets in an attempt to implement its growth strategy, its top executive said on Monday.The acquisition took place last year by a group of investors led by Lebanese banker Maurice Sehnauoui.“Following the launch of AstroBank we are moving from a deleveraging strategy imposed by events in Greece to a ‘grow and the-sky-is-the-limit’ approach,” chief executive officer George Appios said in a telephone interview. “The new owners’ philosophy is that we are no longer constrained by capital and liquidity. This an 180-degree change in the strategic direction”.The bank, which inherited a balance sheet slightly exceeding €1bn, is in a position to buy other competitors or assets from other banks, and will do so if an opportunity arises at the right price, he said.Appios declined to confirm or deny information that AstroBank was showing interest in acquiring the Cyprus business of National Bank of Greece.“We will also examine everything that comes along our path as an opportunity in terms of acquisition,” he said.“Even acquiring of loans from other banks will be looked at as an opportunity that will be examined on a cost and benefits basis”.Following the acquisition for a reported €3.2m and the subsequent capital increase of €40m, AstroBank – so named because Sehnaoui considers the island the ‘star of the Mediterranean’ because of its economic achievements and shape – business development and growth will be the bank’s top priorities, Appios said.And as a Cypriot bank, AstroBank may seek to have its share listed on the Cyprus Stock Exchange, which could happen in two years at the earliest, Appios said.“The first thing we need to do and make the difference in the bank is to ensure that we capitalise on our advantages and have the best time to respond to the market,” the banker said. “We have to give our customers answers to their loan requests swiftly and we need to be the fastest compared to our competitors. The responses should not just be quick, they should be relevant”.“We are small and agile and we can take decisions quickly as we don’t have to go to an overseas head office or through a large number of hierarchical levels to get approvals,” Appios said. “This ensures that decisions will not only be quick but also relevant to what the client needs”.To do that, the bank, its management, and staff alike, will have to “change the culture” in order to think “innovatively” on behalf of the customer.Under the terms of the deal, Bank of Piraeus retains a 17.6 per cent stake and the responsibility to provide technical support to AstroBank. The lender announced a new board of directors in February that includes Shadi Karam, a former banker at Merrill Lynch and Lebanon’s BLC Bank.AstroBank can utilise “the blend of local knowledge and experience combined with the depth of experience of the new investors in international banking with a large network of business contacts,” Appios said.That blend will be necessary to reduce the bad loan portfolio AstroBank inherited from the Cypriot subsidiary of Bank of Piraeus, which is another pressing priority. The lender has a 90-days-past-due loan ratio of 39 per cent and a non-performing loan slightly above that, the bank’s CEO said.“The change in the direction of the bank does not alter the targets regarding the reduction of non-performing loans,” Appios continued.The reduction of Cyprus’s non-performing loan mountain, roughly half of the banks’ portfolio, which all rating companies consider necessary for Cyprus to improve its sovereign credit rating, could create a vicious circle, Appios said.Astrobank Maurice Sehnaoui Harris Georgiades“Once Cyprus’s sovereign credit rating becomes investment grade, this will spark a positive momentum and further speed up economic recovery,” he added.After implementing reforms included in the adjustment programme agreed with international creditors four years ago, “there is one thing that we have not completed, which is to reform the public sector which is my only concern,” Appios said.“Those things that we have not reformed may ultimately negatively ruin what was reformed and affect the sustainability of economic growth” which faces external challenges related to energy prices, regional geopolitics and Greece’s economy, he said.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more