Ubers taxes for 201314 under IRS review

NEW YORK — Less than a month since its market debut, Uber says the IRS is reviewing its 2013 and 2014 taxes.The world’s leading ride-hailing company reported in a regulatory filing that it expects the gross amount of tax benefits to be reduced by at least $141 million in the next 12 months. Uber said it had a $1.3 billion increase in its gross unrecognized tax benefits in the first quarter.The San Francisco-based company said its taxes for the years 2010 to 2019 were also “open” in other countries where it does business, including Brazil, the United Kingdom, Australia and India.Tuesday is also the first day that banks which underwrote Uber’s IPO can comment publicly about the company.Uber Technologies shares rose 1% in early trading Tuesday.The Associated Press


Welcoming extension of Nepalese parliament Ban urges progress on constitution

29 May 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday welcomed the agreement reached by the parties in Nepal to extend the Constituent Assembly, which was tasked with adopting a new constitution by 28 May, and the reaffirmation of their commitment to complete the peace process. The South Asian nation has been trying to work out the remaining aspects of the peace process that ended the civil war between Government forces and Maoists that claimed 13,000 lives.Nepal’s lawmakers reportedly averted a constitutional crisis this morning by voting to amend the interim constitution and extending the Constituent Assembly’s tenure by another three months.“The Secretary-General urges the parties to bring the peace process to an early and successful conclusion on the basis of a clear timetable and plan of action and looks forward to further progress in the drafting of the new constitution,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson.“The parties must take this opportunity afforded to them to live up to their commitments and responsibilities in the interests of peace and stability in Nepal,” it added. read more


Sri Lankan maid rescued in Bahrain

Manjula, who has a seven-year-old son, has filed a police complaint against her sponsor claiming she was held under duress.However, the MWPS say she is set to return home penniless after lengthy negotiations with her sponsor about her severance pay broke down.The organisation will also have to fund her air ticket. “Because there is no representative here, workers and especially Sri Lankans and Ethiopians are taken advantage of.” A year later, she approached them again. But as she was not a victim of abuse, she was referred to the Labour Ministry.Manjula later took refuge at the MWPS shelter, where she has been staying for more than a month. Activists say she was promised a salary of BD85 a month, but got only BD60 when she arrived. She was also forced to work around 21 hours a day in two separate households. Migrant Workers Protection Society (MWPS) general-secretary Beverley Hamadeh action committee head Liz Szalay said it was common for workers not to be paid the salary promised to them before they arrive in Bahrain.“It is a problem here and it is blatant,” she said during a Press conference at the society in Adliya yesterday.“You see advertisements for BD60 posted up but there is no Sri Lankan consular or embassy here. “She signed her contract in Sri Lanka at the Sri Lankan Bureau of Foreign Employment that she would be receiving BD85 but she got just BD60,” said Ms Szalay.“She worked in two houses at the same time – the daughter’s house and the mother’s.“She worked 22 hours a day for only BD60 and still had to buy her own shampoo, soap, uniform, food and even her bed sheet.”  (Gulf Daily News) A 25-year-old Sri Lankan has been rescued after allegedly being held against her will by her sponsor for almost 18 months in Bahrain, the Gulf Daily News reported.Velusundaram Manjula arrived in the country in 2009 to work as a housemaid for a Bahraini family. Manjula reportedly went to the police after two years, but was allegedly ignored. read more


Government assures commitment to consultation process

The Government today assured that it remains committed to the consultation process which will be used to make the final decision on the shape and form of the reconciliation mechanisms.Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, speaking in Jaffna today, said that a Consultation Task Force will review and analyse the people’s input from across the island and will present the Government with a report that will also be made public. Samaraweera said that it is important to deal with the past in order to move forward and build a united, peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka. “We cannot forget the tears of mothers still grieving for their missing sons thirty years later in Point Dondra and nor can we forget the mother in Point Pedro who is grieving for her LTTE combatant son killed in a senseless and brutal war,” he said.The Foreign Minister was speaking in Jaffna at the launch of a website on consultations for the reconciliation mechanisms. “I am aware that there are many here today who still have fears and doubts. But I can assure you that the National Unity Government of President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremasinghe is committed to ensuring the successful completion on this process,” he said. On behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka, the Foreign Minister urged victims on both sides of the divide, religious leaders whose guidance is always appreciated, members of the public, the security forces, civil society, the public service, business-people and professionals to participate and contribute their ideas and experiences into the design of these mechanisms to build a Sri Lanka that is truly reconciled and at peace and a Sri Lanka where equality, justice and freedom are a reality for all citizens. (Colombo Gazette) read more


Chinese premier awarded top UN medal for greatly increasing food production

“Let me give you one number that illustrates the magnitude of this contribution,” the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, said in presenting the agency’s highest award, the Agricola Medal, to Mr. Wen at a ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, attended by 150 senior Government officials, representatives of Chinese farmers and academia. “The number of poor in the world fell from 2.3 billion in 1990 to 1.5 billion in 2008, a reduction of 34.1 per cent. A world without China would have progressed much more slowly, with a reduction of only about 11 per cent of the number of poor over the same period,” he added, calling the award a tribute to Mr. Wen’s life-long dedication to promoting food security and poverty reduction in China and the world. The premier stressed that without modernizing China’s agricultural and rural societies there would be no modernization of the national economy as a whole, noting that the country has had a ninth consecutive increase of crop production and that the latest grain harvest was 150 millions tonnes larger than in 2003. He said these achievements not only contribute to social and economic development and improving people’s lives in China but also a significant contribution to international food security – a view echoed by Mr. Graziano da Silva, who underlined the global impact of China’s efforts to feed its own people and end extreme poverty. This is the second time the FAO has given the Agricola Medal to a Chinese statesman. The first time was to President Jiang Zemin in 1998. Previous recipients of the Agricola Medal include King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, French President Jacques Chirac, Pope John Paul II, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Johannes Rau of Germany. During his visit to Beijing, Mr. Graziano da Silva also signed an agreement laying out terms for joint actions and projects over a five-year period to bolster joint efforts to defeat hunger, increase agricultural production and improve rural livelihoods. According to FAO, China has already established a $30 million trust fund under the FAO South-South Cooperation framework, and has placed more than 900 Chinese experts in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the South Pacific to work closely with farmers, extension workers and local institutions for at least two years to introduce advanced farming techniques. The programme will expand under the terms of the agreement signed today. read more





Clare Daly says gardaí at Corrib gas site are the hired hands

first_imgHowever, he noted that the pipeline has created about 2,000 jobs that had in many ways “shielded” the area from the recession.ScholarshipsKenny stated that Shell was working “with local communities in so many areas” and had provided scholarship funds for young people.He said he welcomed the news that “gas should flow from the Corrib field within the next six months or so”.Yesterday, a number of groups noted that they had sent 111 complaints to the Garda Ombudsman between May 2007 and November 2009, 78 of which were deemed admissible and seven sent to the DPP. The DPP rejected prosecution in all seven cases.In 2012, residents submitted a mass complaint to Mayo County Council, outlining alleged serious grievances arising out of the project, including claims of experiences of private security and state policing. The groups said that the complaints did not amount to any action being taken.Billy BunterOn the subject of inquiries, Daly described the banking inquiry as “toothless” and said it is “not going to achieve anything except a bit of publicity” for politicians.She remarked that it was like “asking Billy Bunter who robbed the school tuck shop – it’s a joke.”Kenny replied by saying that the inquiry was “free of any direction from government”, much to the amusement of the Opposition benches. Fianna Fáil TDs Source: Oireachtas TVOriginally published: 5.42pmRead: Shell to Sea calls for public inquiry into the policing of Corrib gas project Updated: 10pmINDEPENDENT TD CLARE DALY has backed the call for an independent inquiry into the policing of the Corrib gas project in Co Mayo.A range of individuals and organisations including politicians, human rights organisations, garda whistleblowers, academics and activists are supporting the call for a public inquiry.Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Daly said that the “continued intimidation and harassment of the local community” by Shell needed to be investigated.Enda Kenny stated that the alleged harassment was not being reported by local people, adding that he knew “most” of them.“Imported serial protestors caused the trouble,” he said.The Taoiseach claimed that some of the group had travelled from abroad to “give vent to their professional hysterical screeches”.He said that their behaviour has cost the taxpayer €20-25 million in overtime payments for members of an Garda Síochána.Daly claimed that certain gardaí monitoring the project were acting as “hired hands for a multinational” and “arresting people without charge”.Kenny admitted that the Corrib project was “badly handled in the beginning”.Were you to do things again you might do them very differently or some things not at all.last_img read more


Trailer Watch Which movie should you go see this weekend

first_imgTrailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you. Feb 21st 2019, 8:31 PM Thursday 21 Feb 2019, 8:30 PM What’s it rated? Short URL Poll Results: What’s it rated? What’s it rated?RottenTomatoes:IMDB:On The Basis Of Sex 16 Comments Capernaum (367) RottenTomatoes: 6.5/10IMDB: 6.5/10Fighting With My Family Source: FilmSelect Trailer/YouTubeWhat we knowDirected by Stephen Merchant, this is the true story of wrestler and WWE superstar Paige (played by Florence Pugh), and her family – who are also all wrestlers.What the critics say“There’s your classic training montages and the moments where everything seems against the hero – but what matters is that when you get to the uplifting finale, it does just that.” – Digital Spy“Where Fighting with My Family shines is how it works within that structure to be funny and heartfelt. Merchant’s insult comedy is on full display as characters trade jabs, and the whole cast acquits themselves well at the humor.” – Collider Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Aoife Barry https://jrnl.ie/4505171 PLANNING ON HEADING to the cinema this weekend?There are a few new movies out, but which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid? We take a look.Capernaum Source: Sony Pictures Classics/YouTubeWhat we knowNadine Labaki tells the story of a young boy who is imprisoned for a violent act – and sues his parents for neglect. Lauded by critics and a Cannes Jury Prize winner, this is a hard-hitting and emotional watch.What the critics say“Its crowded streets and makeshift dwellings hold endless desperation, but the movie is too busy, too angry and too absorbing — too exciting, you might say — to succumb to despair.” – New York Times“The peril feels so truthful and specific, and the young cast’s reactions to it so astonishingly natural, that my heart couldn’t work out whether it should break or pop.” – The Telegraph Fighting With My Family (760) RottenTomatoes: 7.4/10IMDB: 7.8/10Which one would you go see first? On The Basis Of Sex (855) 24,181 Views CapernaumOn The Basis Of SexFighting With My FamilyNone of themVote Share1 Tweet Email None of them (2052) Source: Focus Features/YouTubeWhat we knowFelicity Jones plays the real-life Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the current US Supreme Court Justice, who fought back against sexism and changed the US as we know it. We spoke to Felicity Jones and her co-star Armie Hammer (who plays Martin Ginsburg, her husband), about the film, and looked at RBG’s life.What the critics say“Well, by-the-numbers this might be, but it’s watchable and sympathetic, with Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer sweetly idealistic in the youthful roles of Ruth and her devoted husband, Martin.” – The Guardian“Wisely, this film focuses on just two key elements: her wonderfully supportive marriage to the late tax attorney, Martin Ginsburg (Armie Hammer) and the one case they argued together, a landmark in outlawing discrimination “on the basis of sex.” – RogerEbert.comlast_img read more


Christie to be offered a new deal – Rodgers

first_imgCeltic Football Club manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed the club are set to offer Ryan Christie a new contract.The Scotland midfielder came off the bench to score Celtic’s third goal as they overcame Hearts 3-0 to secure a place in the Scottish League Cup final.“He’s someone that of course, we would look to commit to,” Rodgers said, according to Evening Times.“The club have been talking to his representatives but I’m not aware of any movement. I tend to focus on working with the players.”“He is in his last year but we have had other players like Stuart Armstrong. My focus is on making them better as players, giving them a future here to be involved and be a part of.”“Hopefully then the other stuff can sort itself out. He is definitely a player that we would love to keep. He is a fantastic player. You saw his contribution today. You saw it at Aberdeen when he was there. It was step-by-step but now is 23.”“He is at a really good age to come in and have the personality to play at a big club. He did well against Leipzig so he can make a valuable contribution to this team.”Leicester City, Manchester UnitedMatch Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Old Trafford is the venue for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Leicester City, which kicks off at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday.“It’s been a process with Ryan. When I first came in, I felt he could be in and around the squad and he played some games.”“But for him to be able to give his best to Celtic and cope with the pressures of being at a big club, he had to go out and feel that pressure on a weekly basis.”“He went to a great club in Aberdeen with a great manager, so he felt that pressure playing.”“I always felt he could come back and then make a contribution because you need such personality to play for the big clubs and play in big games.”“Since he’s come back, he’s shown that. He’s come into games, he started games and you saw his impact.”“He scored a brilliant goal and was involved in two others.”last_img read more


State one step closer to gas pipeline but not the one the

first_imgThe current route planned for the Alaska Standalone Pipeline — an in-state natural gas pipeline designed to bring gas from the North Slope to Alaska communities. (Map courtesy of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation)Alaska is one step closer to getting an in-state natural gas pipeline; though it’s not clear if the project will ever be built.Listen nowThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that it had released the final supplement for its environmental review of the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project. The final permit in that process should be released sometime in the next three months.The in-state pipeline project has taken a backseat to the massive Alaska LNG export project.Both projects would pipe gas several hundred miles from the North Slope to market, but the standalone pipeline is designed for in-state use, while the Alaska LNG project is designed to sell that gas to Asian markets.Staff at the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation have repeatedly said that they are focused on building the larger project. Frank Richards is the senior vice president for both projects at the state’s gasline corporation. He said the in-state pipeline project is basically on hold, now that it has the permits it needs.“It’s truly the backup plan,” Richards said. “It means we will have the permits and authorization to construct, should the need arise.”Even though the in-state pipeline project is on hold, Richards said it can still help the state develop the Alaska LNG project. The pipeline projects are similar enough that federal regulators could use work done on one to guide permitting for the other.Also, Richards said there is about $11 million left over from developing the in-state project that can now be used to fund the export project.last_img read more


No notch no popup no punchhole Xiaomi Oppo offer ultimate cure

first_img Oppo R17 Pro’s SuperVOOC flash charging review: Nothing like it! We’ve lived through the painful days of notched screens and harmony will soon side with the masses. Even though pop-up cameras and punch-hole cameras contributed fairly to mark the end of the notch in a phone, what Xiaomi and Oppo have in store trumps all solutions. The ultimate goal of achieving highest screen-to-body ratio is fulfilled.Now, Oppo and Xiaomi have taken a page from the evolution of fingerprint sensors in smartphones. Companies have largely embraced in-display fingerprint scanner and some have even gone to the extent of integrating the earpiece under the screen. Oppo and Xiaomi have now found a way to place the front camera under the display without a cutout.Oppo has shared a short video demonstrating in-screen cameras via its official Twitter handle. At first glance, it is impossible to locate the front camera, but on closer inspection, the position of the camera can be identified.For those seeking the perfect, notchless smartphone screen experience – prepare to be amazed. ?You are taking a very first look at our under-display selfie camera technology. RT! ? pic.twitter.com/FrqB6RiJaY— OPPO (@oppo) June 3, 2019The demo video shows a prototype with in-display camera inside a case with a curved screen. The front camera is camouflaged under the active pixels on the blackened screen. But the 15-second video makes it difficult to judge the quality of the images produced. However, the implementation is the best we’ve seen in recent time and could drive more companies to adopt the in-display camera. Oppo Reno 10x Zoom shown for representational purposeOppoBesides Oppo, Xiaomi jumped at the first chance it got to show its “ultimate shocking” technology. The 15-second teaser shows the in-display camera in action by turning the area of the display above the front camera turns transparent so light can enter the sensor. When the camera is not in use, the screen fills up space above the selfie camera.Check this out from our R&D team! @Xiaomi continues to innovate and we have some exciting tech up our sleeves. RT if you love under display camera! #xiaomi pic.twitter.com/4Rlzt9uRAd— Alvin Tse (@atytse) June 3, 2019If you’re guessing Oppo and Xiaomi display technology are similar, Xiaomi notes that its development is “independent intellectual property,” and that it is different from that of Oppo. But it’s unclear when to expect both these Chinese manufacturers to bringinnovative technology to the market. For now, we just have to wait and watch as companies race to end the notch era and also offer a viable substitute for punch-hole and pop-up cameras. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:49Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:48?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Closelast_img read more


Bengal BJP and Mamata

first_imgNew Delhi: It was a different time and a different India. The year, 1989. Nine years after it was established, the BJP with 85 seats was now one of the largest parties in the house. The Left Front government in Bengal seemed invincible and its sway over the state was unquestionable. L.K. Advani, the former deputy Prime Minister, had taken charge of the party. I was on my way to Kolkata for the BJP’s national executive meeting in the Kalka Mail, along with former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. At the time, the BJP would book an entire railway coach and all senior leaders and correspondents would travel together. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose But why Kalka Mail, why not the more comfortable Rajdhani Express? A query that stemmed from my own journalistic curiosity and I asked former vice president of the BJP Jagdish Prasad Mathur and former MP Krishna Lal Sharma. The two explained to me that the Railway Ministry doesn’t give permission to book an entire Rajdhani Express since it was a super-fast, elite and punctual train. On the journey, as the Kalka Mail chugged along, stopping at different station, Vajpayee would also get off and give small, impromptu speeches at different stations, armed with small portable microphones that have long since been replaced. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata I was in Bartaman – a Bangla news daily – at the time and I took this opportunity to interview Vajpayee. He explained that Bengal wasn’t a part of the BJP’s core area, unlike the Hindi heartland but it was the birth place of the party’s founder. “So our goal is to blossom like the lotus in communist Bengal,” he had said. At the time, Jyoti Basu’s CPI(M) rule over Bengal was extremely solid. The few chinks in the seemingly impenetrable armour were being explored by Mamata Banerjee, who had defeated CPI(M) MP Somnath Chatterjee in 1984. I asked, “Atalji , I can understand that you want to grow in the east and south. But with a special reference to communist Bengal and Kerala, how do you plan to do this? What is your action plan.” He responded that Bengal had a very different political culture from the rest of India. Not only did it have a high literacy rate, but it was also the first British capital, it was also the birthplace of the Renaissance. Thanks to the introduction of English by Macaulay, he added, it also saw stalwarts like Raja Ram Mohun Roy, Bankim Chandra, Rabindranath Tagore, among others. It won’t be the Ram Janmabhoomi Andolan or political Hindutva that would be the top priority. “We have to address the issue of Bengali chauvinism and the proud legacy of Bengal’s cultural nationalism. BJP needs to be linked with Bengali pride,” he had said. L.K. Advani wasn’t on that train. But in that party national executive he carved out a plan for Bengal, and later gave the responsibility to the-then general secretary of the party K.N. Govindacharya to finalise it. Govindacharya would speak Bengali and was highly connected within the RSS. It was then that the RSS and the BJP got together to celebrate Netaji’s birthday, and later held a seminar on Vande Mataram and Anandamath. Meanwhile, Advani’s Ram Mandir movement started and when V.P. Singh became the Prime Minister, both the Left and the BJP supported the government from outside. BJP had isolated the Congress but in the need for anti-Congressism in the national space, the state party’s politics got diluted. The state BJP was put in an uncomfortable situation and as relations between Mamata Banerjee and the Congress worsened, it was clear that she was more anti-CPI(M) than anti BJP at the time. The BJP, after all, had no presence in the state and her goal was to oust the Left Front government. *** Things are different again now. The BJP and Trinamool Congress are at loggerheads and the saffron party is now the key challenger for Mamata Banerjee, occupying the opposition space virtually vacated by the Left. But historically, I feel that the BJP has remained consistent on the BJP’s long-term plan, with some key additions. The party president is Amit Shah, highly energetic with age on his side. His politics is characterized by a strong will, singlemindedness of purpose – what in Hindi is called ‘Sankalpa’. Advani’s action plan didn’t look to pitch the Ram Mandir as the key issue – but that of “infiltration, pseudo-secularism and cultural nationalism.” Shah has remained consistent on this front and the RSS has also been very active in Bengal for several decades. I had the opportunity to interact with K. S. Sudarshan on several occasions, while he was Sarsanghachalak (chief), while he stayed in Kolkata for several years. I’d speak to him in Bangla (a language that interestingly Mohan Bhagwat also knows) and he’d also emphasize the need to meet public intellectuals and different professions, even encouraging workers to go to their homes. Today, the BJP is singling out the border districts, since it knows that the Muslim population in the state is close to 30 per cent and are key constituents of Mamata Banerjee’s votebank. Here, there are Bengali and Urdu speaking Muslims and the party’s strategy is to campaign against the Muslim’s appeasement policy and the party believes that political polarization can give BJP the edge here In the past few years, there has been a gradual but increasingly visible change in the Bengali bhadralok mindset. The middle class population has inched towards the cause of Hindutva and there is a growing sentiment towards ‘soft Hindutva’ in the Bengali community. Having said that there is also a debate about what the BJP has been doing in Uttar Pradesh, and how it can’t be replicated in Bengal. With the state’s legendary love for fish, preaching vegetarianism hasn’t gone down well. Neither does the state worship Lord Ram or Sankat Mochan Hanuman. They’re great devotees of Kali and reformers like Ramakrishna Paramhans. Hinduism here is based more on the liberal ethos of Vedanta and the Upanishads, than devotion for Lord Ram or Lord Krishna. But there are also those in the BJP who are pointing to other changes in Bengal’s religiosity – the inclusion of dhanteras in the calendar alongside Kali Puja, the celebration Hanuman Jayanti. Be that as it may: there is no denying that the BJP is growing in Bengal. With three MLAs in the Assembly from zero earlier and the Congress and Left virtually decimated, the opposition space is ripe for the taking. Past elections have made it clear that there are anti-Trinamool Congress votes in the state and what had been with the Left earlier are steadily going towards the BJP. The Congress and CPI(M) can come together, but even then they can’t take on the might of the Trinamool Congress. So, the Trinamool Congress will do well. Mamata Banerjee’s popularity still dominates Bengal politics, which is why – like Chandrababu Naidu – she isn’t interested in a pre-poll alliance with the Congress. But the BJP has become the main opposition in the state. I can’t forecast how many seats the BJP will get in Bengal, but it is undeniable that the main battle in Bengal now is between the BJP and Mamata Banerjee and that achievement has been twenty years in the making.last_img read more


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Transat appoints Sharon Smith as BDM Southwestern Ontario

first_imgTransat appoints Sharon Smith as BDM, Southwestern Ontario Tags: Air Transat Posted by Monday, April 10, 2017 Sharecenter_img MONTREAL — Transat has named Sharon Smith as Business Development Manager, Southwestern Ontario.“As a previous business owner and with over 10 years’ experience as a consultant and manager in retail travel, Sharon possesses strong industry, product and destination knowledge, which will be key assets to working successfully on her accounts,” says Dan Prior, Transat’s Sales Manager, Ontario and Atlantic Canada.Smith has first-hand travel knowledge of the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Europe, all key destinations for Transat. She also has experience escorting groups throughout Europe and Tunisia.She says her aim as Business Development Manager is to assist her travel agent partners with product and destination training and, most importantly, support them in growing their business with Transat.She can be reached via email at Sharon.Smith@transat.com or by phone via the sales department’s toll-free number, at 1-888-256-9259. << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group last_img read more


GOP candidates divided over renewing USA Patriot Act

first_imgAcross Congress, the political divisions cut along complex lines. Libertarian-leaning Republicans like Cruz and Paul are aligned with many liberal Democrats, insisting that a secret intelligence agency should not be storing the records of every American phone call. But other Democrats and Republicans say the program is needed now more than ever given the Islamic State group’s determination to inspire terrorist attacks on American soil.Graham, the only one of the four who has not formally announced his candidacy, is siding with Rubio in favor of the NSA’s spy powers but competing with him for support among defense hawks.“I’m open-minded to doing reforms,” Graham told reporters Thursday. “I just don’t want to diminish the capacity of the program to prevent another 9/11. I believe if the program were in operation before 9/11, we probably would have prevented 9/11.”Sen. John McCain, the GOP’s 2008 presidential nominee, previewed one likely argument. He cited the incident in Texas last Sunday in which two gunmen were shot dead while trying to attack a provocative event that featured cartoon images of the Prophet Muhammad. In the aftermath, authorities described an alarming trend involving potential homegrown extremists with access to social media and possible exposure to Islamic State group propaganda. On one side, Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina want Congress to permanently reauthorize parts of the law, giving the NSA much of its surveillance authority.If there were another attack, “the first question out of everyone’s mouth is going to be, ‘why didn’t we know about it?’” Rubio said this week in a speech on the Senate floor. “And the answer better not be, ‘because this Congress failed to authorize a program that might have helped us know about it.’”The rise of Islamic State militants, the continued threat from al-Qaida and the ongoing civil war in Syria have pushed national security to the forefront in the 2016 race for the GOP nomination, with some candidates determined to show their toughness. On NSA surveillance, however, Americans are wary of government intrusion.Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky say the law infringes on citizens’ privacy.“They want nothing more than to keep the national security spy state growing until it tracks, traces and catalogues virtually every detail about every aspect of our lives,” Paul said in a campaign email to his supporters. “Once government bureaucrats know every aspect of our lives — what we watch, what we buy, what we eat, where we worship — it won’t be long until they try to run them ‘for our own good.’” Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Under the law, the NSA collects information on the number called and the date and time of the call, then stores it in a database that it queries using phone numbers associated with terrorists overseas. Officials say they don’t use the information for any other purpose, and that the legal powers that enable the program are essential to the hunt for terrorists. Opponents say the seizure and search of telephone company records violates Americans’ expectations of privacy under the Fourth Amendment.Adding a wrinkle to the debate was Thursday’s federal appeals court ruling that the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records is illegal. The court all but pleaded for Congress to sharpen the boundaries between security and privacy rights.The House is slated to vote next week on a bill to reauthorize the law while also ending the government’s dragnet collection of records, and Cruz has endorsed the measure, saying it “strikes the right balance between privacy rights and national security interests.”But Senate leaders, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, have spoken forcefully for a competing measure to reauthorize the law as-is. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top holiday drink recipes FILE – In this April 15, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks in Washington. Republican senators eyeing the presidency split over the renewal of the Patriot Act surveillance law, with civil libertarians at odds with traditional defense hawks who back tough spying powers in the fight against terrorism. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File) Top Stories Comments   Share   center_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators eyeing the presidency split over the renewal of the USA Patriot Act surveillance law, with civil libertarians at odds with traditional defense hawks who back tough spying powers in the fight against terrorism.The political divide will be on stark display this month as Congress debates reauthorization of the post-Sept. 11 law ahead of a June 1 deadline. The broader question of privacy rights has gained attention since a former National Security Agency systems administrator, Edward Snowden, disclosed in 2013 that the NSA had been collecting and storing data on nearly every American’s phone calls for years. “We must do everything in our power to stop these attacks before they happen,” McCain, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, said.FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that although the bureau had opened a new investigation into one of the gunmen, Elton Simpson, agents had no reason to believe he was going to attack the event.___Follow Laurie Kellman at www.twitter.com/APLaurieKellmanCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finisheslast_img read more


Go back to the enewsletter Abercrombie Kents

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Abercrombie & Kent’s new India & Orient brochure is out with a range of private and small group journeys across the continent.New to the portfolio is a two week luxury rail trip on Maharajahs’ Express, a relaxing four days in Goa, a luxury small group journey with a Ganges River trip as well as new accommodation options in Sri Lanka.In Asia, there’s a new week-long journey through Mongolia with accommodation in a traditional ger as well as a fascinating cultural journey through central Japan and a panda experience in Chengdu.A new luxury small group journey includes a cruise down the Mekong and there are exclusive hosted journeys to China and Tibet as well as the Ancient Trade Routes of Central Asia.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img


CING says can help detect Zika virus

first_imgTHE Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING) announced on Friday that it can provide the molecular method indicated for the detection of the Zika virus.According to the U.S. Centres for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the corresponding European Centre (eCDC), the molecular method is the official detection method of the virus, the CING said.The Institute added that the Zika virus, which belongs to the Flavivirus genus of viruses, has the RNA genome and is mainly transmitted through mosquitoes.“It is the virus that recently caused global concern, as it has been associated with neonatal microcephaly if the pregnant mother is infected. It can also cause encephalitis although in most cases it gives clinical cold symptoms,” the CING said.It added that “detection with antibodies (IgG and IgM), can only be advisory and not definite, because of the large number of cross-reactions between other antibodies related to the Zika virus (Flavivirus)”.For information as regards the Zika virus and its detection, call the CING’s department of Molecular Virology on 22392743, 22392647 or visit http://www.cing.ac.cy/   You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


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