Woman fired after working 20 years as hospital nurse without a license

first_imgMONTREAL — Health officials in Quebec have discovered that a woman who had been working as a nurse and caring for hospital patients for 20 years was an impostor.The health authority in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of eastern Quebec fired the woman this month from her position at the hospital in Jonquiere.The health authority said the woman managed to get hired and keep her job by providing the nursing license number of someone with the same name.Her ploy was discovered a few weeks ago when she enrolled in a training course. An official noticed that the age listed on her license number did not match up with her actual age.She was immediately suspended pending an investigation, which led to her dismissal.Before being exposed, the woman had worked in several departments of the hospital, including the operating room.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Moroccan Imam Under Investigation over Paris Attacks

Taroudant – Moroccan imam Abdelilah Ziyad, who was sentenced in France to eight years in prison in 1997 for plotting a terrorist attack in Morocco, has reportedly been a mentor to Omar Ismail Mostefai, one of the suicide bombers of the Bataclan carnage in Paris.Ziyad, convicted as the mastermind of the Marrakech bombings in 1994, is once again under the spotlight of the French media.Despite his “terrorist record,” the Moroccan imam has been preaching in a small neighborhood mosque in Troyes, Aube, under a false identity for at least two years, according to witnesses. Abdelilah Ziyad, was once identified as the Emir of the Movement of the Moroccan Islamic Youth, a movement opposing the Moroccan regime.He changed his name to Abdelkrim and lived in France using a false identity, despite being banned from the French territory, according to “Le Figaro”.When asked about his relationship with Omar IsmailMostefai, Ziyad said he knows the man just like any other guy in the neighborhood, adding that he is a “100 percent calm” man, but he was probably radicalized “through the internet.”According to his lawyer, Vincent Courcelle-Labrousse, Abdelilah Ziyad “totally belied to be the mentor of Mostefai”.Defending his client, Courcelle-Labrousse said that the imam “might have led prayers at that time” in the mosque of Chartres, adding that “[Ziyad] said he may have encountered the man, but in no case as a leader of a group in a closed circle where would have an educational role,” according to AFP. read more

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The Latest Beverly Hills nears ban on most tobacco sales

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The Latest on Beverly Hills considering ban on most tobacco sales (all times local):11 p.m.The Beverly Hills City Council moved a huge step closer to banning almost all sales of tobacco in this Southern California enclave for the rich and famous.Council members unanimously agreed late Tuesday to send a proposed ordinance banning most tobacco sales back to their city staff with a request for a few minor changes, such as allowing guests in the city’s luxury hotels to acquire cigarettes through their concierge or room service.When those changes are made the council indicated it would pass the measure.A vote was scheduled for the council’s next meeting on May 21.11:50 a.m.Beverly Hills is considering outlawing the sale of tobacco products, a move that would make the glamorous California city the first in the nation to enact such a ban.A draft ordinance going before the Beverly Hills City Council on Tuesday evening would exempt only three existing high-end cigar lounges.A report prepared for the council cites the city’s advocacy of healthy living and outlines the extensive adverse effects of tobacco use.In addition to the cigar lounges, there are 25 active city permits for sales of tobacco and electronic cigarettes in grocery stores, gas stations, hotels, convenience stores and pharmacies.The report says there have been discussions on having small-business experts assist retailers in dealing with possible impacts on revenues.It found no data to determine an impact on tourism.The Associated Press read more

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UN refugee agency resumes repatriation of Eritreans from Sudan

UNHCR said it reached an agreement with the governments of Eritrea and Sudan to open a humanitarian corridor and enable return convoys to pass, after the border was closed following several months of tension. Under the terms of the resumed operation, Sudanese trucks will bring returnees to a transit point, from which they will be transferred on to Eritrean trucks. Authorities on both sides of the border, in collaboration with UNHCR, have prepared a temporary stopover point at the border to facilitate the transfer. Sheltered areas, water, food and a site for medical care have been set up.Yesterday, trucks picked up the first group of nearly 400 Eritrean refugees from a string of camps close to the border. They are expected to spend their first night back home at the transit centre before proceeding to their villages of origin. Returnees will receive an identity card and a reintegration package, which consists of a cash grant, basic household supplies and a three-month food package supplied by the World Food Programme (WFP).Before the suspension of the return programme last July, UNHCR aided the relocation of more than 50,000 Eritreans out of a total 103,000 who have returned home since May 2001. UNHCR now hopes to assist the return of hundreds of Eritrean refugees before mid-July when the rainy season begins. In another UNHCR repatriation effort, a five-truck convoy carrying 126 Somali refugees from Djibouti arrived yesterday at the border crossing between the two countries. They spent the night at Garbodadar, halfway between the border and the Somaliland capital of Hargeisa. They were scheduled to leave the overnight point before dawn today.Weather conditions permitting, UNHCR said it expects to assist the return of 5,000 Somali refugees from Djibouti. read more

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What Happens If The KyrieIsaiah Trade Falls Through

Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s episode (Aug. 29, 2017), we’re bringing you a conversation from FiveThirtyEight’s basketball squad: Hot Takedown regular Neil Paine is joined by Kyle Wagner and Chris Herring to help make sense of the latest developments surrounding this month’s trade between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the groundbreaking trade, the Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a first-round pick are slated to go to the Cavs while Kyrie Irving would head to Boston. However, amid concern about Thomas’s health, the trade has stalled. What would the trade mean, and what might happen next? We discuss.Here are the links discussed during the show:After news of the trade broke, Chris Herring wrote about the deal, which is unprecedented.Kyle Wagner reasoned that the Celtics didn’t mortgage their future in the deal — they insured it.ESPN’s Chris Forsberg argued that despite concerns about Thomas’s hip, Boston should not sweeten the deal. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Embed Code read more

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Gabriel adopts OECD guidelines

first_imgGabriel Resources has expanded its commitment to corporate social responsibility by adopting the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) guidelines for multinational enterprises. The OECD guidelines, one of the world’s foremost corporate responsibility instruments, contain voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct.The OECD guidelines are the means through which the OECD seeks to integrate core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption into its work on international investment so as to help the OECD advance its mission of enhancing the contribution of investment to growth and sustainable development. The guidelines aim to promote the positive contributions multinational enterprises can make to economic, environmental and social progress.The OECD guidelines are the only multilaterally endorsed and comprehensive code of conduct that governments are committed to promoting. The 37 countries that now adhere to the guidelines are the source of most of the world’s foreign direct investment. Both Canada and Romania adhere to and actively promote the guidelines. The Government of Romania formally adopted the OECD declaration on international investment and multinational enterprises in April 2005.“We often hear from critics of globalization that internationalization will lead to a ‘race to the bottom’, where companies look for the least restrictive rules and regulations,” said Gabriel President and CEO Alan Hill. “But the fact is that globalization, when it encourages companies to play to the highest international standards, can be a race to the top.”Gabriel’s adoption of the guidelines expands its existing commitment to corporate social responsibility, with a clear example of that commitment being the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) prepared for the development of the proposed new mine at Rosia Montana in western Romania. Gabriel’s EIA is in compliance with all Romanian and EU legislation, as well as international best practices, with respect to mining projects. As set forth in the OECD guidelines, the Rosia Montana project does not seek any relief or exemption from legislative requirements regarding environmental matters. “Our Rosia Montana project complies with the most stringent standards applicable to a mining enterprise,” continued Hill. “We have designed Rosia Montana to meet EU and international standards from day one – and when Romanian standards are more stringent than the comparable EU or international standards, we’ll be governed by the Romanian standards.last_img read more

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Irish internet users show increasing interest in Islamic State propaganda magazines

first_img Monday 19 Jun 2017, 12:05 AM http://jrnl.ie/3439442 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share186 Tweet Email It is understood gardaí are now investigating these claims and are keen to speak to this woman who identified herself only as ‘Sr Aaliya’.Gardaí have sought to reassure the public that they are prepared for a potential attack, though they do not believe one is likely to be carried out. Deputy Commissioner John Twomey told reporters recently that gardaí conducted a “paper exercise” to test their response times to an incident in Dublin city centre.“We are happy we would have nine armed units in the city centre and that a response would have been a similar time to that of the UK,” he said.The government is now considering establishing an Irish version of the UK’s Cobra (Cabinet Office Briefing Room A) committee.This committee would be made up of ministers, senior civil servants and intelligence chiefs and it would meet in response to national emergencies with the aim of effectively responding to a crisis and coordinating the government response as quickly as possible.Read: Secret dates and private school lessons: how Syria’s Raqa resisted years of IS rule>Read: Islamic State claims responsibility for London Bridge terror attack> Jun 19th 2017, 12:05 AM 20,573 Views By Michelle Hennessy 42 Comments Subscribe for more videos Short URL THERE HAS BEEN a surge in interest in Islamic State propaganda magazines from Irish internet users recently, as data trends show 150 searches for these publications in one week this month.Though these numbers remain small, counter terrorism researcher Tom O’Connor has expressed concern this week as he highlighted the growing interest.O’Connor compiled a report on searches for these magazines for the Irish Muslim Peace Integration Council. He said the peaks in Irish searches appear to correlate with release dates for the two magazines, Dabiq and Rumiyah.The analyst described the publications as “high quality propaganda”.“They justify attacks in the past, like Paris, basically saying why they were done and why it’s right. It’s really glorifying fighting for Islamic State,” he told TheJournal.ie.All of the soldiers are made to look really cool and it shows their brotherhood and how they’re comrades. They’ve actually taken covers from some popular Playstation games and put ISIS fighters into them, appealing to teenagers.An analysis of searches for these magazines on Google Trends shows there was a large peak in Ireland in interest in Dabiq back in November 2015, the week after the Paris attacks at a concert hall, stadium, restaurants and bars that left 130 people dead.There was also increased interest in this magazine in October last year, with almost 300 searches over the month.Searches dropped off since then until last week, when there were 50 searches for Dabiq magazine.The data shows searches for Rumiyah, the name of the newer and lesser-known publication, also peaked that week. There were 100 searches by Irish users for this term the week starting 4 June.UK data also shows a much higher proportion of searches in Northern Ireland than in the mainland.‘Linked to serious figures’O’Connor said he first started researching the online activity of Islamic extremists in Ireland in 2015 and this ideology has “now grown significantly” here.He said there are a number of extremists Facebook groups that Irish users post in or are members of.“All of these people are linked and there are groups in the main college here, all networked with one another. The scary thing is that these groups with Irish members, they’re linked to serious figures in the UK,” O’Connor said.“It’s like peeling back an onion. You’ll have lots of people here, all linked, and one serious fundamentalist guy who’s tied to someone in the UK.”Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, the imam of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council, publicly called out members of one of theses groups, posting screengrabs on Twitter.This Facebook group, which had hundreds of members, has since been deleted.Al-Qadri has warned that extremists are targeting vulnerable young Muslims in Ireland and urged the government to consider putting in place a system for ‘deradicalisation training’.Arrests in IrelandIn recent months there have been a number of arrests in Ireland relating to terrorism activities or individuals involved in extremism.A man was charged in Waterford in April as part of an investigation into the alleged funding of terrorism. More recently, two men were arrested in Limerick and Wexford after they were found with documentation linking them to Rachid Reduane, one of the London attackers.There were fresh claims about extremist activity in Ireland at a press conference attended by TheJournal.ie at the Islamic Educational and Cultural Centre in Blanchardstown last week.A Limerick woman who claimed she spent time with Islamic extremists here told reporters that Kuram Shazad Butt, one of the three men who carried out the recent attack on London Bridge, visited this country several times. Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube Irish internet users show increasing interest in Islamic State propaganda magazines These publications justify recent attacks in Europe and glorify terrorism. last_img read more

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Willoughby memorial service set for May 21

first_imgA memorial service for Brian Willoughby has been set for 3:30 p.m. May 21 at Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. Additional details are being worked out.Willoughby, a local community activist and former Columbian reporter, died in a fire in his home in west Vancouver on March 28.Investigators have determined that the fire was an accidental, electrical fire, according to the Vancouver fire marshal. A cause of death for Willoughby will likely take several more weeks for the Clark County Medical Examiner to determine, pending toxicology results.last_img

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Klopp ended rumours about his players fitness

first_imgJürgen Klopp decided not to use three of his key players in the Merseyside derby as Mohamed Salah, Andrew Robertson and Roberto Firmino were not included into the starting eleven and the coach explained why.After the starting eleven had been revealed, the Liverpool fans started to worry about the fitness of their team’s crucial players but Jürgen Klopp insisted that he expects them all to be back for the match against City.The German coach spoke about the absence of this trio as he said that all of them will be available for the next game against Manchester City, according to Talk Sport:divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Mo, he’s injured. I don’t think it is really serious and he can be available for Tuesday but for today he wasn’t available.“It’s the same with Andy Robertson.“Bobby’s out, he’s played a lot of games for us obviously and we have two fresh strikers there.”last_img read more

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Goldson insists Rangers must improve against Hibs

first_imgRangers defender Connor Goldson insists the team must improve their performances if they’re to defeat Hibernian.The former Brighton & Hove Albion says there can be no repeat of the team’s first-half display against St Johnstone if they’re to secure all three points on Boxing Day at the Ibrox Stadium.Steven Gerrard’s men struggled in the opening 45 minutes of the game against St. Johnstone and found themselves trailing before a brace from Alfredo Morelos turned the game on its head.It’s the second game between the two teams in the space of seven days following the goalless draw at Easter Road on Wednesday, and Goldson explained, according to the club’s official website: Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“They are a good side, and we showed them respect going there by the way we set up and we had a game plan of playing on the counter attack.”“I think it worked really well but we missed quite a few chances which was a bit frustrating as we had a good chance of winning the game.”“But, at the same time, we know they are dangerous, they can hurt us and they have good players. We know we are going to have to be at it and we can’t put in a performance like the first half yesterday.”“But if we put in a performance like the second, we will have a good chance of getting the result we want.”last_img read more

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Minister of Home Affairs Budget Speech 2017 18

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#ministerofhomeaffairsbudgetspeech Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 20, 2017 – Grand Turk –  Mister Speaker, Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, esteemed colleagues of this great People’s Democratic Movement Government, members on this Honourable House, strangers in the gallery, good morning.Mr. Speaker, I am humbled by this opportunity to make my contribution to our government’s first budget presentation as we work together to achieve our vision for this country as set out in our government’s change document.Before I outline my plans for the Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication, Mister Speaker, permit me to congratulate our Premier, the Minister of Finance on having delivered her first budget entitled “Mister Speaker, thanks and appreciation must also be expressed to all public officers involved in the preparation of this budget in such a timely manner, given that our government came to power, just three short months ago. Their continued commitment and dedication to duty is indeed admirable.Mister Speaker, I now turn my attention to my contribution to this budget debate.Mister Speaker, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication will continue to carry out its mandate to ensure the provision of adequate social services, proper regulation of the telecommunications sector, effective and efficient communication, transport, prison and postal operations as well as cost effective procurement of government supplies.To do that Mister Speaker, the following plans and proposals will be undertaken by my Ministry during this financial year.  I begin with:ROAD SAFETYMr. Speaker, the Road Safety Department will continue its efforts to ensure that our roads are safe for all road users. To facilitate this, we will ensure the continued management and enforcement of the Road Safety Ordinance through various strategic initiatives throughout the year, from the maintenance of road signs to the improvement of service delivery.With effect from this month, Mar. Speaker, the department will be able to carry out daily vehicle inspections which will no doubt allow for a faster turnaround time.The department is currently in dialogue with the Central Information Technology Unit to explore the possibility of offering renewal of Drivers’ Licenses and Motor Vehicle Registration online.Additionally Mar. Speaker, my government has made provision for a License Plate machine to be purchased so that we can take ownership of producing plates based on demand and in a timely manner.To complement strategies to improve efficiencies, an updated operation’s manual has been produced. This manual outlines procedures and service standards for handling various Road Safety Department applications. It also details training for staff in the areas of document verification and attention to details. This will no doubt reduce both staff and customer frustration and provide a faster turnaround time as well.In keeping with our motto to have informed customers, Mr. Speaker, this honorable house will be pleased to know that the Department of Road Safety now has a new radio talk show that airs on Radio Turks and Caicos every Tuesday at 3.30pm. The name of the talk show is “On the Streets with Road Safety”. The main objective is to ensure compliance with the law and safe use of the roads.Mr. Speaker, we will be embarking on a street labelling exercise which will involve the erection of road safety signs on Providenciales on Leeward Highway. Special attention will be given to the corner of Menzies’ Medical and Suzie Turn. These signs will provide clear instructions when entering or exiting onto Leeward Highway, thereby reducing the chances of an accident occurring at the locations mentioned earlier. This will be done in collaboration with the Crown Land Unit, Public Works and the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force and will be a continuation of the 911 program that commenced some years ago.Finally Mr. Speaker, it is worthwhile to note that the department has again surpassed projected revenue targets, for the 2016/2017 fiscal year. With a strong emphasis on compliance, it is expected that they will achieve similar success this year. FIRE AND RESCUE Mister Speaker, despite the challenges faced by the domestic fire services, I am happy to inform this honourable house that the long awaited state of the art purpose built fire station for Providenciales is on the way.The change is here and we will be breaking ground within the next month or so.Mister Speaker, my government is committed to ensuring that the domestic fire services has the necessary training, facilities, as well as tools and equipment that are necessary to respond efficiently and effectively to all emergencies.In that regard, Mr. Speaker, staff from Domestic Fire will attend a number of training courses in the coming months to better equip them in the area of “Fire investigation and building construction as well as urban search and rescue”.Finally Mr. Speaker, the Fire Department will continue its aggressive programme to ensure that inspections are conducted on all commercial buildings as well as private homes.RADIO TURKS & CAICOSMr. Speaker, since coming to office, my Government has already begun to strengthen our national station by providing the necessary talent that will enhance the station’s output.More local programming is being planned as the station is currently partnering with several other departments to bring the listening public more civic, gender, financial and transportation based programmes.But it’s not stopping there Mr. Speaker, this summer RTC will be on television!Our 45 year old station will now show you the personalities you have always heard; this is the 21st century and everyone wants to not just to hear but to see and my Government will see to it thatthese are realised.Television is a big step for RTC and in next year’s budget Mr. Speaker, we will provide more support to the station so that you can enjoy more live content and coverage.Mr. Speaker, the station is in its final preparation for relocating from Queen Street to Good Street, this move is expected to be completed by the end of the month.Additionally Mr. Speaker, Radio Turks and Caicos will soon be moving to one frequency that will allow us to have a strong presence throughout the islands. That’s the kind of change you voted for Mr. Speaker and Mr. Speaker the change is here!Mr. Speaker, contingency plans are also on the way for our online listeners. Our futuristic website will be reactivated after the upgrades to the station.  After the installation of the RTC App Mr. Speaker, it will allow you to carry RTC anywhere with you, once you have data.Mr. Speaker RTC is breaking barriers, the data from last month’s coverage is over 90,000 listenership, the highest ever in one month! So television for RTC, a new home, new frequency and an opportunity for you to connect in Grand Turk and in Provo Mr. Speaker, RTC is seeing the changes that our listening public deserves, and there will be more to come! DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND EMERGENCYMister Speaker, the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season commences on June 1, and while the storm prediction for this year suggests a lower than average season, DDME is actively engaged in its usual preparation to ensure that the necessary steps are taken to preserve life and property in the event of a storm.Mister Speaker, permit me to use this forum to appeal to all residents of the Turks & Caicos Islands to begin their preparations for the season. It only takes one storm to destroy to cause significant damage to property and loss of life and so we ask all residents to ensure that you pay close attention to the various guidelines set by DDME.My government is committed to ensuring that we do our best to prepare for the upcoming season and future hurricane seasons.Towards this end I am happy to note that the capital budget for this year has the sum of $1.2 m to construct the long awaited purpose built National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) in Providenciales.  Mister Speaker, is it not evident that the change is here? Mister  just to note that there’s 200k for the upgraded of shelter and 100k for snorkel vehicles ,finally Mister Speaker, in preparation for the season, staff of DDME will be participating in a number of training courses, both locally and internationally, all in an effort to mitigate and respond to disasters effectively.DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTMr. Speaker, I am pleased to note that the budget for Social Development has been increased as to enable the Department to commence full operation of the Juvenile Home here in Grand Turk. The purpose for the home is to help reduce delinquent behaviour amongst low risks juveniles between the ages of 12-17 years old.A portion of the new funding will be used on employment cost including a House Manager and an assistant who should both be in post by next month. Additional staff, namely wardens, security officers and cooks will be interviewed within the coming weeks.With the enactment of the various pieces of Family Law legislation passed in 2015, Mister  Speaker, a number of regulations, policies, procedures and protocols have been worked on to ensure consistency and compliance in all areas. In this regard two consultants are presently working with the department to ensure the establishment of our Child Safeguarding Board as well as improvements to our Juvenile Justice Ordinance.To support full implementation, training of our Social Workers and key stakeholders in our Family Law legislation is ongoing.Mister Speaker, the Social Development Department has made a number of strides in areas under its responsibility and a number of new initiatives are planned which include transitional housing geared towards assisting 18-21 year olds to access housing, formalization of the Heineken House Policy, and establishment of a TCI owned and operated Children’s Home.Mister Speaker, on a final note for the Social Development Department, the Ministry and Department will be exploring the possibility of streamlining their day to day activities to allow  Social Workers to be better utilized.GENDER AFFAIRS UNITMr. Speaker, the Gender Affairs Department continues to fulfill its mandate to ensure the integration and main streaming of the gender perspective into the activities of both public and private life.To that end Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to announce the reintroduction of our educational radio programme GENFO which is geared towards creating awareness and stimulate dialogue on various social and gender issues affecting our communities.In addition Mister Speaker, the department will be working with Ministry of Education to launch a Gender Empowerment Programme that will target school aged boys and girls. A consultant is presently in country assisting with this and will be making a presentation to all stakeholders shortly.Mister Speaker, in compliance with the passage of the Family Law legislation, the contract for the Domestic Violence Shelters has been awarded and work will begin shortly.  It is hope that the buildings will be ready within the next six months and staffing issues will be addressed on a phased basis.In the meantime, Mister Speaker the department will continue to sensitize and educate the general public on causes that are at the center of the Department’s mandate.This will be done in collaboration with the Attorney General’s (AG) Chambers and will include training of front line workers and key stakeholders on the revised Domestic Violence Legislation, and launching of a Gender Education Facebook page and website. CENTRAL PURCHASING Mister  Speaker, the Central Purchasing Unit recently moved to a larger storage facility in Providenciales and as a result of that we are now able to stock more supplies to facilitate departments in our sister islands.Our staff complement in Provo has increased by one and another officer is expected to be employed later on during this financial year.Mister Speaker, in addition to providing further training for staff, the department is working on an electronic inventory system as well as online ordering of supplies. PUBLISHING DEPARTMENTMister Speaker, the Publishing Department has acquired a few pieces of new equipment that will enable the publishing team to offer a number of new services including lamination, personalized stamp, full colour printing and photocopying services.In addition Mister Speaker, the department has a number of updates and upgrades to our existing services planned.I want to encourage all departments throughout the government to stop by the department and familiarize themselves with the various services that we offer and make our Publishing Department your first choice for all your printing and binding needs. PRISONMr. Speaker, dialogue has already commenced with key stakeholders about the future of our prison service however, much needed attention has been paid to areas of immediate concern.In an effort to begin rebranding our penal system, the Ministry will be working to have the name changed from HMP to Her Majesty’s Correctional Facility. Mr. Speaker, we believe that this is a first step to not only change the image and stigma attached to the prison on the outside but to provide much needed encouragement and interest to those on the inside as well.Mr. Speaker much has been said about the need for a Juvenile Detention Centre and my Ministry will be engaging the Ministry of Infrastructure to explore the possibility of attaching the Juvenile Detention Centre to the Correctional Facility, with the hope that the staff complement would be maximized to attend to both the male and female wings of our correctional facility as well as the Juvenile Detention Centre.The ministry in conjunction with the Superintendent will be establishing a comprehensive rehabilitation programme to assist in preparing persons for reentry into the society. In this regard, discussions are already ongoing with a number of private sector entities to solicit partnership with the Ministry and the prison to offer our “Chance for Change Programme”.This programme will allow parolees an opportunity to work with various private sector companies in an effort to prepare them for full reentry into society.Mr. Speaker, having heard the appeal of the Superintendent and the Ministry regarding staffing of the prison, the staff complement will be increased by six Prison Officers and three Senior Officers during this financial year.In addition to this Mr. Speaker, there are two major capital projects that are about to commence at the Prison, and both will be done simultaneously.The first is the upgrading work to both the Green and Blue residential wings. The value of this work is approximately five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) and will include the complete replacement of the sanitation system, the installation of in-cell lightning and the introduction of fire alarm systems.This work is expected to be completed towards the end of September.Mr. Speaker, the second project will involve much needed repairs to the perimeter fencing of the prison and will include the addition of new and improved razor wire along the length of the prison secure line. This project will cost approximately three hundred thousand dollars ( $300,000 )POSTAL AND BUREAU SERVICESMr. Speaker, I am pleased with the work of our Postal Services; and wish to note that the much needed Post Office Redevelopment Project is about to commence.We will be installing more mail boxes throughout the communities of Providenciales (in particular Chalk Sound, Long Bay), Grand Turk (South and North Back Salina)and North Caicos (Whitby and Bottle Creek) in order to make it more convenient for visitors to our shore to use the Postal Services.Additionally Mr. Speaker, drop off boxes will be placed at hotels in Grace Bay, Providenciales Airport, and the Cruise ship port in Grand Turk.In fact we hope to have at least three thousand mailboxes installed by November of this year.Mr. Speaker, the Postal Stamp Exhibition will be held in Providenciales this year on World Postal Day, which is October 5th 2017.Just to note a few highlights Mr. Speaker, the Postal Services has again surpassed the 2016-17 revenue targets, the Postal Code for the TCI has been put in place, (TKCA1ZZ) and  new computers and bar code machines have been purchased for the department,These bar code machines print mail bag tags as well as print labels for mail which provides easy tracking.Mr. Speaker, the Post Service now offers express mail to the United States and it gets there within two days.Finally Mister Speaker, the Ministry of Home Affairs has a number of ambitious plans and Proposals and my team and I are committed to ensuring that they materialize.Mister Speaker to my People of Wheel and “The Change is Here” we are on our ways to great thing this year the people of wheeland will see roads being paved, Starting will Levy Ave. together with the private sector you will see upgrades to our basketball court “The Kareem Walkin and the One in Phase One” we will see the upgrade to our boat ramp, more  clean up being carry out,a floating boat ramp, and yes Mister Speaker our  bird sanctuary so mister speaker big things are going on in wheelandMister speaker i would like to offer my sincere thanks to my former Permanent Secretary (Mr.Atswood) for all the work that he did in so ably leading the Ministry and I want to formally welcome my new Permanent Secretary (Mrs Gardiner) and my new Deputy Secretary (Mr. Cox) and also Mrs Newman who remain with the ministry  thanks to all my support staff at the Ministry and by extension the Heads of Departments and their staff for their continued commitment and dedication to the mandate of the Ministry of Home Affairs.Mister Speaker, I am fully committed to all the people of our  “Beautiful by Nature Turks & Caicos Islands” and working together we will bring about real change for all.May God Continue to bless our beautiful Turks & Caicos IslandsThank you!#ministerofhomeaffairsbudgetspeechlast_img read more

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Total pay has increased by 12 in real terms since April 2018

first_imgTotal pay for employees in the UK, including bonuses, increased by 1.2% in real terms between the periods of February 2018 to April 2018 and February 2019 to April 2019, according to research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).The Average weekly earnings in Great Britain: June 2019 report also found that regular pay, excluding bonus payments, increased by 1.5% in real terms, namely adjusted for consumer price inflation, between February 2018 to April 2018 and February 2019 to April 2019.In nominal terms, having not been adjusted for consumer price inflation, total pay increased by 3.1% and regular pay rose by 3.4% during the same reporting period.Lee Biggins, founder and chief executive officer at CV Library, said: “Pay is up year-on-year and while this is good news for working professionals, the picture is less rosy for businesses. After all, we cannot ignore the fact that businesses are struggling to entice potential candidates out of their roles, in turn having no choice but to offer higher pay in order to remain competitive.”Average regular pay excluding bonus payments for employees in Great Britain was £502 a week in nominal terms, before tax and other deductions from pay, in April 2019. This equates to £468 a week in real terms.The construction sector has seen the greatest average total pay growth, including bonuses, between February to April 2018 and February to April 2019, with a rate of 4.4%; this compares to 3.1% total pay growth across the economy as a whole. The lowest average total pay growth was recorded in the wholesaling, retailing, hotels and restaurants industry, at 1%.In some sectors, average weekly bonus pay outpaced the growth in regular pay. For example, in the construction sector, average weekly bonus pay grew by 17.1% during the reporting period, compared to a 4.1% increase in regular pay. In the finance and business services industry, which is the highest sector for bonus payments, they increased by 1.4% between February to April 2018 and February to April 2019, versus an increase in regular pay of 3.9%.The manufacturing industry and the wholesaling, retailing, hotels and restaurants sector both experienced a fall in bonus payments of 6.2% and 12.8% respectively, while regular pay growth, excluding bonus payments, for these sectors was 2.2% and 2.4% in turn.Jon Boys, labour market economist at the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), added: “Wage growth continues to outstrip inflation delivering more money to [employees’] pockets. However, real pay, excluding bonuses, is still £5.70 a week lower than the pre-recession high. Some have benefited more than others.”last_img read more

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Shabbir charges TRS of backing Triple Talaq Bill

Hyderabad: Congress senior leader and former minister Mohd Ali Shabbir has strongly condemned Telangana Rashtra Samithi for supporting the BJP government in passing the Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. “BJP government was unable to pass the Triple Talaq Bill for the last 19 months in Rajya Sabha despite passing it in Lok Sabha thrice. Congress party and other opposition parties wanted the Bill sent to a Select Committee. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us However, the BJP government ensured passing of Bill in Rajya Sabha through backdoor methods by making its secret allies like TRS abstain from voting,” Shabbir Ali said in a statement. Shabbir Ali said that the NDA government did not have the required strength in the Upper House to pass the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us But it made pseudo secular parties like TRS to abstain from voting which brought down the effective strength of the 240-member Rajya Sabha and the majority mark. Consequently, the demand of opposition parties to send the Bill, which outlaws instant Triple Talaq and stipulates three years jail for violations, to a select committee was rejected with 84 members voting for its and 100 against it. read more

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Avengers Endgame movie 10 minutes of footage leaked online

first_img Tony Stark records his final message in the Avengers trailerMarvel Studios via YouTube ScreengrabAnother footage shows Tony Stark and Nebula playing paper football. Many are speculating that this is going to be the opening sequence of the movie.After this, we get to see Nebula back on Earth. There are Steve Rogers, Thor, Black Widow, and others. When Bruce Banner tells the team why the conclusion is going to be any different now if they march to fight against Thanos, Captain Marvel tells him that they have her now. As we know, Carol Danvers can defeat anyone.In the later part of the revealed footage, Nebula reveals the Avengers that she is aware of Thanos’ actual location. As per Nebula, Thanos is now living in “The Garden” where he is spending his remaining days as a farmer.The Avengers later plan to use the Infinity Stones to undo Thanos’ snap. As it turned out, all the Infinity Stones are functional even after Thanos’ snap. They all have detected some sort of energy spike similar to the one during the decimation, and this will help them finding Thanos’ exact location.At the very beginning of the movie, all the Avengers will head into space to defeat Thanos once and for all.Avengers: Endgame movie is ready to release on April 26, 2019. Avengers Endgame movie trailerMarvel Studios (@marvelstudios/Instagram)Avengers: Endgame movie is slated to release on April 26 but ahead of its premiere, Marvel screened first 10 minutes of the movie and now those leaks have surfaced online.Avengers: Endgame will bring closure to a decade-long saga which started after the release of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man. Over the years, we have seen several superhero movies from the Marvel camp and with Avengers: Endgame, we will finally get to see the real end of our favorite superheroes. Ahead of its April 26 release, Marvel screened first ten minutes and now we finally have the details of what the movie will look like in the very first few minutes.There are several theories that suggest that Mad Titan Thanos will die in the first 20 minutes of Avengers: Endgame movie. But now, we have confirmed information as to how the first ten minutes of Avengers 4 are going to look like.Warning: Spoilers aheadThere are no solid details about the entire plot of Avengers: Endgame movie but as per the recently screened footage, this is how Avengers 4 is going to look like:The first scene of the footage featured Tony Stark and Nebula on Benatar — the official name of Guardians of the Galaxy’s ship. It means that after the events of Avengers: Infinity War, these two have finally managed to get control of themselves and decided to board the ship in the hope to get back to the planet Earth. But as we all know, the journey is not going to be simple for Tony Stark.The footage further revealed what we have already seen in the very first trailer of Endgame — Tony’s desperate attempt to send a message to Pepper Potts about the possibility of not to be at home on time. However, in addition to this, he tells Pepper that Nebula has helped him in recovering from his wounds and adds that even though he has got some infection, he is recuperating.Following this, Tony Stark adds that along with Nebula, he has repaired the ship that got damaged before their fight with Thanos.last_img read more

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Shikha Sharma never said TaTa protests Axis Bank

first_imgAxis Bank chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD) Shikha Sharma.TwitterAxis Bank released a statement that rubbishes the claim of the news report, which said chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD) Shikha Sharma is likely to join the Tata Group, The Economic Times (ET) reported. “Your assertions are untrue and unfounded. There is a laid down process that the board undertakes at regular intervals, but to conclude that there is going to be a change of leadership is entirely premature and speculative,” the bank said in a statement.Shikha Sharma is likely to join the Tata Group to lead its financial services vertical, BloombergQuint reported earlier on Tuesday.The report further said that Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran has selected the managing director and chief executive officer of India’s third largest private lender to head the vertical that will include companies like Tata-AIA Life Insurance and Tata Capital.India’s third largest private sector bank, Axis Bank, has appointed executive search firm Egon Zehnder to identify a new CEO as Sharma’s term ends next year, Bloomberg reported earlier this month.Sharma took over as the MD & CEO of Axis Bank in 2009, after a long stint of 29 years with ICICI Bank. She expanded Axis Bank’s operations in corporate and retail lending, besides venturing into investment banking. The bank’s loan book grew more than four-fold to Rs 3.73 lakh crore during her term, the report claimed.”We request you to exercise utmost caution in airing your speculative assertions because such malicious reports may only cause spread of unnecessary apprehensions and concerns that neither is at the best interest of the bank nor its stakeholders,” the Axis Bank statement further said.Sharma and Tata Sons haven’t confirmed anything to media.last_img read more

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ABC Launches New 247 Online News Network ABC News Live Exclusively on

first_imgThe focus will always be on-the-ground coverage, not news analysis, he added. “Viewers want to be shown, not told, what’s happening in the world.”ABC News Live is going to be exclusively available via the Roku Channel at launch, but Smith said that the programming may also show up on the ABC News website during breaking news events. He declined to comment on other over-the-top opportunities for the new online news network.Roku first launched its Roku channel as an ad-supported VOD service on its own streaming devices and Roku TVs in September. Since then, the channel has become the third-most-popular ad-supported channel on Roku’s platform, thanks to free movies and TV shows from studios like Lionsgate, Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Bros.ABC News Digital is the first live feed to launch on the Roku Channel, but it won’t remain the only one: The set-top box maker also struck partnerships with upstart news network Cheddar, People TV and Newsy to carry their live feeds on the channel. People TV and Newsy in particular will include a lot of pre-programmed content as a linear feed, something that could prove popular with viewers who want to watch internet TV in a more lean-back fashion. “There is value in that linear schedule,” agreed Holmes.The on-demand catalog of the Roku channel has grown from around 500 movies and TV show episodes to over 1000 such videos since its launch a little over half a year ago. Holmes said that the company plans to add more content in the coming months, but that it still wanted to keep the channel curated. That’s why the company is also set to add a new collections feature to the Roku Channel, which is supposed to help consumers get to things like action flicks across a variety of genres and sources more easily.The company plans to roll out these new collections, as well as live news programming, on the Roku Channel when it launches the next version of the Roku smart TV OS next month. Roku previously announced plans to also bring the Roku Channel to Samsung Smart TVs this summer. Adding live news programming, as well as extending the reach of the Roku Channel, is one way Roku is growing the amount of ad-supported viewing on its platform. Although it is primarily known for its streaming devices, Roku’s business is squarely focused on monetizing its audience through advertising. The company is selling all of the ads for the Roku Channel, including those shown on ABC News Live, but Holmes said that the network retained full editorial control over the placement of its ad breaks. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 ABC News is set to launch a new free 24-hour news network, dubbed ABC News Live, on the Roku Channel next month. In addition, Roku is also going to add live linear channels from Cheddar, People TV and Newsy to the ad-supported channel. “It’s a lot like a CNN moment for OTT,” said Roku’s vice president of programming during a briefing with Variety.The new channel, which will at launch only be available on Roku’s ad-supported Roku channel, will feature 24/7 programming, including breaking news and live event coverage. The channel will rely heavily on ABC News’ worldwide network of correspondents, and carry the same programming as ABC’s broadcast network during breaking news events.Live feeds from by ABC News correspondents will be complemented by verified and curated live video feeds from social media, put in context by hosts that are supposed to act more like navigators than traditional news anchors. “That footage is entirely raw, entirely unfiltered,” said ABC News Digital vice president Colby Smith. “Our ambition here is not to recreate cable news for Roku.” Popular on Variety last_img read more

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Orphan Black Storyline Continues With Tatiana Maslany Voicing New Audio Series for

first_imgAttention, Clone Club: “Orphan Black” is getting a post-TV afterlife.Temple Street Productions, the production company behind the sci-fi thriller, inked a deal with premium digital fiction startup Serial Box to create a brand-new installment, “Orphan Black: The Next Chapter” — continuing the story of the clone sisterhood and their allies (and enemies) after the end of the TV show.Tatiana Maslany, the Emmy-winning star of “Orphan Black” who portrayed 14 different clones on the show, is on board to voice the new episodes. The 10-episode series will be available later this summer in audiobook and text formats exclusively from Serial Box. Boat Rocker Studios, the parent of Temple Street, is an investor in Serial Box.“Orphan Black” ran for five seasons on BBC America in the U.S. and Canada’s Space. In the TV series finale, the full list of 274 female Leda clones is revealed — prompting Cosima, one of the original Clone Club members, and her companion Delphine to embark on a quest to inoculate them against the respiratory disease the clones are susceptible to. Related Popular on Variety According to Temple Street and Serial Box, “The Next Chapter” is the official continuation of the Orphan Black story, set eight years in the future from where season 5 left off and features the same characters, all voiced by Maslany. The companies aren’t sharing additional plot details but said “#cophine” — a reference to Cosima and Delphine — “definitely plays a big part in the story.”Serial Box has enlisted a new writing team for “Orphan Black: The Next Chapter.” It has signed Malka Older as the showrunner and Mishell Baker, Lindsay Smith, Heli Kennedy, Madeline Ashby and E.C. Myers as series writers. The writers’ room approach, according to the company, lets it release serialized fiction five times faster than a traditional book.“We are delighted to be able to extend the Orphan Black franchise through this new and innovative partnership with Serial Box,” Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier, Boat Rocker’s co-executive chairmen and executive producers of “Orphan Black,” said in a joint statement. “Orphan Black’s devoted fans will now get more of what they love on this exciting listening and reading platform.”Serial Box patterns its service on traditional TV shows, with new episodes (chapters) of its serialized stories released every week in “seasons” that typically run 10-16 weeks. The first chapter is free; subsequent episodes cost $1.99 each or users can buy a season pass at an average price of $13.99.The “Orphan Black” collaboration with Temple Street marks New York-based Serial Box’s second major entertainment partnership, after announcing a deal with Marvel Entertainment to create original stories based on Black Panther, Jessica Jones, Black Widow and Thor.Separately, a TV series set in the “Orphan Black” universe — with a completely new story — is in the works at AMC Networks from Temple Street, Variety first reported earlier this year. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 AMC Networks Realigns Studio Oversight Under Sarah Barnett, David Madden to Step Down YouTube TV Adds Subscription Options for AMC Networks’ Acorn TV, UMClast_img read more

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Firefox 58 to block toplevel data URL navigation

first_imgFirefox 58 to block top-level data URL navigation by Martin Brinkmann on November 28, 2017 in Firefox – 25 commentsMozilla plans to block web pages from navigating the top-level window to a data URL in the upcoming Firefox 58 Stable version.The new stable version of the web browser will be released on January 23, 2018 according to the Firefox release schedule.The change has found its way in development versions of the Firefox web browser such as Firefox Nightly already.Christoph Kerschbaume, Content Security Tech Lead at Mozilla, notes on the official Mozilla Security blog that data URLs are used by malicious actors to trick users.However, most end users are not aware of the concept of a data URL which can contain a legitimate address string making the end user believe they are browsing a particular web page. In reality, attacker provided data URLs can show disguised content tricking end users into providing their credentials.Mozilla will block web pages from navigating the top-level window to data URLs to protect Firefox users from phishing attacks that abuse data URLs in Firefox 58.The organization distinguishes between data URL scenarios that are blocked in Firefox 58, and scenarios that are not.The following cases are blocked in Firefox 58 and newer versions of the web browser:Navigation to a top-level data URL using: window.open, window.location or links.Redirections to a new top-level data URL using 302 redirects, meta refresh redirects.External programs that try to open data URLs in the web browser.Firefox 58 won’t block the following data loading scenarios:When the user enters or pastes data: into the address bar.When plain text data files are opened.When data:image is opened in top-level windows, unless it is data:image/svg+xml.When data:application/pdf or data:application/json are opened.When data is downloaded.Firefox displays a log entry in the console whenever a data request is blocked in the browser. You can load the Console with the shortcut Ctrl-Shift-K, or by tapping on the F12 key, and switching to Console when the Developer Tools interface opens in the browser.Google Chrome and other Chromium-based web browsers block access to data URLs already as well.SummaryArticle NameFirefox 58 to block top-level data URL navigationDescriptionMozilla plans to block web pages from navigating the top-level window to a data URL in the upcoming Firefox 58 Stable version.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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