New Delhi, Apr 19 (PTI) The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) has cancelled the building plans of 17 projects of six builders, including Jaypee group.According to sources in the authority, the building plans have been cancelled as they did not address objections raised by the authority.YEIDA had approved the layout plan but its planning department had raised certain objections in the building plans of these 17 projects, they added.The builders did not submit the new building plans for approvals, so the authority cancelled the plans of 17 projects, sources said, adding that developers will have to apply afresh to approve their building plans.Amid buyers complaints and huge delays in completion of projects, YEIDA is taking various steps to restore the confidence of customers.Yesterday, YEIDA asked Jaypee group to pay the total outstanding amount of Rs 600 crore by August against 1,000 hectare land parcel allotted to the company.”We have given one month time to Jaypee group till May 15 to pay 15 per cent, which is Rs 90 crore. We have directed them to clear the remaining amount by August end,” YEIDA CEO Arun Vir Singh had told PTI.Earlier, YEIDA had asked Jaypee Group to pay 15 per cent of the total outstanding amount of Rs 600 crore by April 15.Jaypee Group had paid only Rs 10 crore out of Rs 90 crore to YEIDA and had sought four months time to repay the total dues. The group has developed sports city on some part of the total land parcel. PTI MJH MKJ
Arsenal have reached an agreement for the £8 million ($10m) transfer of David Luiz from Chelsea, with the Brazilian set to join the Gunners on a two-year deal despite the Blues not being in a position to sign a replacement.Chelsea are currently unable to bring in any new players due to a two-window transfer ban after FIFA found the club to be in breach of regulations relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.Arsenal, meanwhile, have been in the market for a new centre-back following a poor season at the back in 2018-19 and former captain Laurent Koscielny’s move to Bordeaux has only furthered the need for reinforcements. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Talks with RB Leipzig over a move for 20-year-old Dayot Upamecano yielded little fruit, with the German outfit demanding up to £75m ($90m) for the starlet, while Juventus turned down an offer of a two-year loan deal for Daniele Rugani last week.Now, despite Chelsea’s inability to sign players until next season and having just signed a two-year extension with the club in May, Luiz is set to be the one to take on the responsibility of providing the Gunners’ back line with some much needed leadership.Having missed training with the Blues on Wednesday to get the ball rolling on a move, the 32-year-old will complete a medical on Thursday – deadline day for the Premier League window – and sign a two-year deal with the Emirates side.Elsewhere, Arsenal are also hoping to tie up a deal that will see Celtic’s Kieran Tierney join the club for £25m ($30m), with the English side’s first two bids for the Scotland international having been turned down.Tierney is also in London to undergo a medical and finalise a transfer that will see the 22-year-old join the Gunners on a five-year contract that will reportedly see Celtic earn a percentage of any future sale of the highly-rated left-back.Keen to improve on a fifth-place finish in the English top-flight last term, Arsenal have signed exciting winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille and secured a one-year loan for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos.The Gunners get their new Premier League campaign underway this Sunday, August 11, with a trip to St James’ Park to face Newcastle. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Hong Kong: Hong Kong witnessed another huge anti-government march on Sunday with seemingly no end in sight to the turmoil engulfing the finance hub, sparked by years of rising anger over Beijing’s rule. The city has been plunged into its worst crisis in recent history by weeks of marches and sporadic violent confrontations between police and pockets of hardcore protesters. The initial protests were lit by a now-suspended bill that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USBut they have since evolved into a wider movement calling for democratic reforms, universal suffrage and a halt to sliding freedoms in the semi-autonomous territory. Police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets, while the parliament has been trashed by protesters as Beijing’s authority faces its most serious challenge since Hong Kong was handed back to China in 1997. Sunday’s rally is the seventh weekend in-a-row that residents have come out en-masse. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsAnita Poon, 35, said she decided to join for the first time after watching a rally by elderly people earlier in the week. “When even the grannies are coming out, how can we just watch this on TV?” she said. “The government has not responded to the voices of the people, that’s why this keeps happening,” she added. Generally the marches have passed off peacefully, but some have been followed by violence between riot police and small groups of more hardcore protesters who feel years of peaceful demonstrations have achieved little. Security was tightened in the city centre, with metal street fencing often used by protesters to build barricades removed ahead of the march, and large water-filled barriers thrown up around the police headquarters. At the end of the march protesters occupied a major road next to the city’s parliament and a large crowd gathered outside the police headquarters, which has previously been blockaded twice before. Riot officers maintained little presence and the atmosphere was calm, although the police said they had closed down the emergency response room at the headquarters. The huge crowds have had little luck persuading the city’s unelected leaders — or Beijing — to change tack on the hub’s future. Under the 1997 handover deal with Britain, China promised to allow Hong Kong to keep key liberties such as its independent judiciary and freedom of speech. But many say those provisions are already being curtailed, citing the disappearance into mainland custody of dissident booksellers, the disqualification of prominent politicians and the jailing of pro-democracy protest leaders.
APTN National NewsRyan Arcand became an online sensation last year when a video of him playing the piano in Edmonton went viral.He’s a musical prodigy and many have tried to rescue him from his life of homelessness and addiction.The First Nation man was in a “transition” house but has since found his way back to the streets.APTN’s Brandi Morin has the story.
(Above: Work being done on the Barrie site in 2011 during the construction of the Allandale Go station.)Kenneth Jackson APTN National News A temporary stop work order has been placed on an ancient burial site of the Huron-Wendat people in Barrie, Ont. by the Ontario government halting any construction development, that is except the work planned by the government itself.The province is allowing GO Transit to continue with plans to expand on the 3.5 hectare site in downtown Barrie, Ont., known as the Allandale station lands, that could include additional track and infrastructure to the existing station that opened in 2012.Some work is to begin this summer, however the provincially-owned commuter railway has refused to tell APTN exactly what work will be done – just that it is part of the expansion of the layover facility, the first part of the project.Meanwhile, the city of Barrie is forbidden from breaking ground on any development until a determination can be made if the site is officially a cemetery according to a letter issued on March 24 by Nancy Watkins, the province’s Registrar of Burial Sites.“These sites must not be disturbed until this declaration has been issued,” said Watkins, which is expected to take months, if not more than a year because she is currently reviewing two archaeological reports done in 2012 and 2013.The letter was sent to various provincial departments, including Metrolinx, which operates GO Transit. But a spokesperson with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services confirmed the stop work order doesn’t apply to Metrolinx or any of the work they plan to do.“The reference to ‘sites’ in the letter refers to the burials sites themselves, which are located on land which is owned by the City of Barrie,” said a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.The problem is not a single person knows where the burials are because the site has never been properly excavated. Historians and archaeologists have documented burial pits, known as ossuaries common to the Huron-Wendat, on the site since 1846 when a pit of at least 200-300 bodies was found. Some historical estimates put the total as high as 1,000. Additional ossuaries were found later on the site, and other burials.Hundreds of human bone fragments were found between 2011-2012 less than 200 meters from where Metrolinx plans to expand.See related:• Buried Souls: How Ontario bulldozed through a rare Huron-Wendat burial site in Barrie• Buried Souls: Meet the man who almost built condos on a contaminated Huron-Wendat burial site• NDP continue to press Ontario Liberals on why agency allowed to develop site of Huron-Wendat burial groundThe government proceeding with work on the site is ignoring calls from Huron-Wendat to stop all construction because they believe the site contains more than what has been found to date.“What they found already, and what was disturbed, is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Grand Chief Konrad Sioui. “We believe there is a lot more to discover in terms of a cemetery. It has to be respected.”Sioui met with representatives from Barrie this week, who flew to Wendake, Que. to meet with the Huron-Wendat to address their concerns after APTN first reported in early March that a number of mistakes led to the GO station being built. Both left the meeting agreeing to conduct a thorough and “independent” archaeological survey of the land in the near future.“There’s going to be an independent investigation by an archaeological firm. (Barrie) supports this completely. Otherwise this is going to become a mess and it won’t help anyone,” said Sioui.However, Sioui hasn’t heard from any of the provincial ministers involved or Premier Kathleen Wynne, which he called “shameful.”It’s not clear how an archaeological survey can be completed while there is a stop work order.Also, much of the site is covered in asphalt after the previous construction done by Barrie and Metrolinx. As well, in 2012 Barrie put in a large sewer through the centre of the property at least 10 feet deep and six feet wide, which wasn’t monitored by an archaeologist. Sioui said he was “shocked” to learn of all the work that has been done on the site over the years, all without consulting with the Huron-Wendat.“This is a Huron-Wendat site and we’re going to make sure this site is protected and respected by a Huron-Wendat perspective,” he said.Metrolinx has been planning on expanding on the site for two years and as part of the process had an archaeological report done. A spokesperson said they have a draft of that report, completed in January, but won’t release it to the public until the fall.That report was done by Archaeological Services Inc., the largest firm in Ontario that called on the Ontario government to take “urgent action” to protect the site in 2015, after determining the GO station likely wouldn’t have been cleared, as it was, if the government had followed its own regulations.During the original construction between 2010-2012, Metrolinx had to remove a large amount of natural soil that was contaminated. Approximately 930 cubic meters of material were removed from the site and taken a place that treats contaminated soil.Some was also moved to another portion of the site, which is slated for removal. Metrolinx said it will be tested by an archaeologist for human remains.It will mark the first time Metrolinx has had the soil tested by an archaeologist on soil impacted by their work on the site. Metrolinx said all expansion work will be done in consultation with an archaeologist and everything outside of the work this summer still needs to be approved by Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. It appears Metrolinx is using previous approvals, as part of the environmental assessment approved in 2005, to conduct the work this summer on the layover email@example.com@afixedaddress
TORONTO – The Canadian Securities Exchange is planning to launch a blockchain-powered platform to clear and settle securities trades, challenging the monopoly long held by TMX Group Inc. and its own ambitions with the technology.This new clearing house, which requires approval from Canadian regulators, would allow companies to issue conventional equity and debt using a digital token representing a share in a business, also known as a tokenized security.The CSE said using blockchain, best known for powering the underlying technology behind Bitcoin, will allow securities trades to be confirmed in real-time rather than two full business days for settlement under conventional systems, and reduce errors.The traditional process used to settle accounts and clear trades is “slow, archaic and high cost,” said the CSE’s chief executive Richard Carleton, particularly compared to the other instant financial transaction systems used today, such as digital payments.“We have the opportunity here to start from scratch with issuers that are prepared to basically bypass the traditional paper-stock-certificate system and move to these equity securities tokens,” he said in an interview.This clearing house, if approved, would serve as a rival to Canadian Depository for Securities Ltd., which has long served as the country’s main securities and fixed income clearing and settlement hub.CDS is owned by the TMX Group, Canada’s biggest exchange operator that operates both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture.In October, the TMX Group announced it was collaborating with the Bank of Canada and Payments Canada to experiment with using blockchain technology to automate the securities settlement process. This project to develop a proof of concept for clearing and settling securities marked the third phase of the Canadian central bank’s Project Jasper looking at how digital ledger technology could transform payments in Canada.The prototype for a digital ledger-based clearing system is in the process of being built, and testing could begin as early as the second quarter, said John Lee, TMX’s managing director of enterprise innovation product development.“It would change the model completely, because it would allow you to immediately settle securities against a cash lag, almost instantaneously,” he said.Once testing is complete, the TMX group will decide to move forward based on whether the potential benefits of using a blockchain-based system outweigh the drawbacks, he added.“We want to look at the technical merits of how this could actually function and operate,” said Lee. He noted that the existing CDS system is capable of doing real-time settlements, but speeding up the overall process for other players in the capital markets ecosystem such as regulators is difficult.The CSE’s announcement also comes less than a week after the CDS said it would not ban the clearing of securities of marijuana companies with activity in the U.S. — where cannabis is legal in some states but remains illegal under federal law — and rely on exchanges to review the conduct of listed issuers.CDS’s announcement and a separate statement from the umbrella organization brought clarity months after it was first reported that the TMX was considering such a ban.The CDS’s clarification was particularly relevant for the CSE, which has benefited from a surge of cannabis-related listings. Marijuana companies have largely dealt with the hazy legality by listing on the smaller, less risk averse exchange.Carleton said the CSE expects to be the first recognized exchange in Canada to introduce a fully-developed blockchain platform for trading, clearing and settling tokenized securities. It has licensed the technology from New York-based Fundamental Interactions Inc.Carleton added the CSE will be submitting an application in conjunction with its blockchain-powered clearing house to the applicable provincial securities commissions across the country.One of the questions that needs to be addressed, in conjunction with regulators and industry, is whether issuers on other exchanges would be able to use the CSE’s blockchain-powered clearing house, he said.“Certainly, that is a place that we want to get to,” he said.He noted that it will be a “material effort” for older established companies that have long used the traditional paper stock certificate system to convert to a modern platform.“This is the direction that clearing is going to take around the world,” he said. “But, the first takeup will be from new issuers.”Through the CSE’s new platform, securities would be offered to investors through tokenized securities.The CSE has already signed a memorandum of understanding with Vancouver-based 3D printing firm Kabuni Technologies, which plans to file a prospectus with the British Columbia Securities Commission to issue tokenized securities to investors.A blockchain-based clearing system has the potential to be more efficient, and lower costs for both issuers and investors, said Frank Allen, the executive director of the Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investment Rights.Shortening the time it takes to confirm a transaction would also reduce the risk of it falling through, he added.“The use of blockchain for clearing systems represents an opportunity for an enhancement of the services, the lowering of costs, and benefiting the marketplace in general,” said Allen.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott has announced that the Andrews Labor government will provide $20,000 towards the Speak Greek in March campaign.Now in its second year, Speak Greek in March promotes the Greek language in the community and encourages upcoming generations to learn Greek. The campaign includes lectures, competitions, exhibitions and promotion in schools.The campaign runs throughout March to coincide with the first term of the school year as well as a number of Greek cultural activities, including the celebration of Greek Independence Day and the Lonsdale Street Festival.Greek is the second most popular language after English in Victoria. According to the 2011 census, approximately 117,000 Victorians spoke Greek at home.By encouraging more people to speak Greek at home, at school, or at social gatherings, the Victorian Greek diaspora will become stronger.In 2015, 2,879 students studied Greek in government primary schools, secondary colleges and the Victorian School of languages. Greek was taught by 22 teachers in 11 primary and six secondary schools. A total of 127 students studied Greek at VCE level.The Department of Education and Training also provided funding to 37 accredited Greek community language schools which provided a Prep-Year 12 Greek language program to 6,169 students.“Melbourne is proud to be the third-largest Greek speaking city outside of Greece, and one of the best ways to preserve and share its culture is through language,” said Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott.“Victoria’s diversity is critical to our success as a state. Initiatives such as Speak Greek in March help to maintain and promote that diversity, not just for Greek Australians, but for all Australians,” he added.Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos said that preserving community language is an important way for migrants to stay connected to their culture and for future generations to develop such a connection.“As a bilingual speaker myself, I recognise the enormous contribution that the Greek language has had in mathematics, science and other fields of learning,” Ms Mikakos said.The Speak Greek in March campaign aims to encourage and to give opportunities to Hellenophiles and speakers of Greek to use the Greek language as much as possible in their everyday lives.
Stay on target For years the Penny Arcade Expo, or PAX, has been a cornerstone of gamer culture. It may not have the biggest news like E3 or industry tips like GDC, but it does provide fans of the medium a huge space to hang out in real life and enjoy some video games. And now with PAX events occurring all across America and all over the world every year, it seems like another one is always just on it’s away.While PAX is mostly about video games, tabletop gaming also plays a popular role in the expo. What else is going to happen when that many nerds convene? So it’s not surprising that PAX’s next expansion is into the board game realm. Penny Arcade and ReedPOP today announced that the first PAX Unplugged tabletop gaming event is happening this year.“With the rise of popularity of board games, we wanted to provide a dedicated space where fans can come together,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder of Penny Arcade, in a statement. “We will continue to have tabletop games at every PAX, but Unplugged will focus on stepping away from the TV, monitor, and phone to foster face-to-face multiplayer experiences.” PAX Unplugged will basically be PAX but for board games instead of video games. Whether you’re into Euro-style, Ameritrash, or whatever the Insane Clown Posse game is, you can hang out and play with other enthusiasts. I pray no one will chase me out for being a mere Catan player. Penny Arcade also promises the panels, game reveals, and concerts gamers love about PAX will be at PAX Unplugged as well.The debut PAX Unplugged takes place in Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia this November 17-19. Badges go on sale this Spring. I just hope Cards Against Humanity shows up again and shoots more bread at people. ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Returns to Its Roots With Tabletop PrequelFan-Made ‘Zelda’ Tabletop Game Returns You to the Wild
Liverpool are ready to offer Pep Lijnders the chance to return to the club as part of Jurgen Klopp’s coaching team.The former Liverpool coach, Lijnders left Anfield in January to take over as NEC Nijmegen head coach in his homeland but was sacked as the Dutch side failed to gain promotion to the Eredivisie.The Dutchman will now be offered a place in their backroom staff – on Klopp’s coaching staff. He was also in Kiev where he witnessed the Reds beat by Real Madrid in the Champions League final and he is also keen on a return, according to Goal.This comes after the news that Klopp’s long-term assistant boss Zeljko Buvac is unlikely to return to Liverpool after he missed the last four matches of the campaign for “personal reasons”. BREAKING: Liverpool are ready to offer Pep Lijnders the chance to return to the club as part of Jurgen Klopp’s coaching team, writes @neiljonesgoal https://t.co/N3uGqXWedXReport: 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…— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) May 28, 2018Following his departure in January, Klopp praised Lijnders as a “stand out” coach that improved his players.“He has such a big football brain,” Klopp said.“But it’s his willingness to learn and absorb information and always look to improve and be better as a coach that makes him stand out.“Of course, one of his biggest legacies at LFC will be the development and integration into the first-team squad of so many young and exciting players. The role he played in making us aware of these players and then helping us get the best out of them will have a lasting impact here.”
Suspect arrested in connection to fatal National City shooting Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Authorities announced an arrest Friday in connection with a fatal South Bay shooting.Robert Alan Garduno, 27, was booked Wednesday on suspicion of murdering a 26-year-old man in a neighborhood in the northern reaches of National City, according to police.Patrol officers responding to reports of a shooting and a person down in the 800 block of Eta Street found the mortally wounded victim, Lt. Greg Seward said. The victim’s name was withheld pending family notification.Witnesses told police the shooter fled to the south in a vehicle that possibly was being driven by an accomplice.Homicide investigators believe the slaying may have stemmed from adispute at a market in the 1700 block of South 43rd Street in the Shelltownarea of San Diego, a few blocks north of where the victim was found, Sewardsaid.A second suspect in the case is in jail on unrelated charges and asyet has not been charged in connection with the fatal shooting.Garduno was being held in San Diego Central Jail without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Monday afternoon. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 30, 2018 March 30, 2018
Close Global retail giant Walmart is set to open 15 outlets in Maharashtra and will invest Rs 900 crore for the purpose, the state government said on Wednesday, July 12. The state’s industries department signed an agreement with Walmart in the presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and the stores will be functional in the next two years.Also read: Hiring in 2017 likely to be flat on GST, demonetisation and visa woes”Walmart will open 15 additional modern wholesale cash and carry stores in the coming years by investing Rs 900 crore,” an official statement from the CM’s office in Mumbai said. “The state government would grant single-window clearances for this investment,” added Development Commissioner (Industries) Harshadeep Kamble.Additionally, the chief minister’s office also posted a series of tweets, which read: “MoU signed in presence of CM @Dev_Fadnavis between @Walmart & Industries Department, GoM for 15 modern wholesale cash & carry stores in Maharashtra. This wholesale cash & carry stores by @walmartindia will bring investment of ₹900 crore and generate 30,000 jobs in Maharashtra.”As of now, Walmart has two stores in the state in Aurangabad and Amravati and now has zeroed in on Nagpur, Nashik, Pune and Bhiwandi as possible locations for the new stores, reported Business Line. With the new stores, Walmart will also create about 30,000 direct and indirect jobs.Walmart India currently operates 21 best price modern wholesale membership clubs across nine states with about 5,000 products on offer. It plans to open 49 more outlets by 2020.Meanwhile, Walmart’s job creation comes as a sign of relief to the country that has been witnessing a tough job market. It was earlier reported that landing new jobs this year may be tougher, thanks to numerous factors such as the Goods and Services Tax, demonetisation, and H-1B visa woes. ReutersIn fact, job growth this year is likely to be flat at 5-7 percent, according to the Times of India. Hospitality, retail and fintech industry show a minute rise in hiring but the trends for other sectors look disappointing.”Going by early trends, increased hiring in other sectors, including retail, hospitality and fintech result in 5 per cent growth on an average, which is lower than 7-8 per cent that we saw in 2016,” TOI quoted Thammaiah BN., MD, Kelly Services, as saying. Rowdy Walmart shoppers wrestle for DVD player ahead of Black Friday
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. July 27, 2017 Register Now » I recently wrote about the ways AI and machine learning will impact productivity. For this article, I’m focusing on teamwork and collaboration. I reached out to founders, productivity experts and futurists who work in this space every day to ask what their predictions are for the next five and 10 years. Their answers were enlightening.The future isn’t just coming for personal productivity; experts also believe that advances in technology will strongly affect teams and organizations. From productivity platforms that seamlessly integrate the tools we depend on, to new ways to collaborate in an ever-more diverse and distributed workforce, here’s how the future will affect team productivity.Embrace the power of teams.When I asked Dom Price, the head of R&D at Atlassian, he said, “The future of productivity is all about unleashing the potential of your teams.” According to him, “90 percent of organizations claim to be tackling issues so complex they need teams to solve them.” This doesn’t bode well for organizations in which collaboration has not become a priority.Related: How Team Review Meetings Can Increase CollaborationPrice further stated that, “Diversity, distribution, timezones, cultural differences and hierarchical reporting lines all make teamwork hard. We all need to unlearn some old ways of working, and embrace diversity, inclusion and better collaboration to drive team productivity in this new era of work.” I think that as teams become more distributed in the modern workforce, wether its because of politics or the war for talent, collaboration is the number one factor that companies need to implement.It started with email.Bret Taylor, former CTO of Facebook, inventor of the “Like” button and co-founder of productivity suite Quip, sees a solution to this challenge in the way communication has changed to become less formal in recent years. He believes that “connected, mobile and social — work is about communication. It’s about people sharing work, ideas and opinions.”Like many of the experts I spoke to, Taylor sees the future in the form of modern productivity suites that are no longer just “designed to augment email.” “Combining content and communication into a single, seamless experience — word processing, spreadsheets, chat, checklists, live editing and much more. Everything will happen in one place, vastly reducing the need for teams to send long email threads with clunky attachments, or waste time in endless meetings.”Related: 5 Ways CEOs Can Empower Teams to Develop Collaborative WorkplacesVisual communication moves up.Others see the solution to this challenge in the form of even more casual communication techniques. Wendy Hamilton, CEO of TechSmith, sees the future in video and screencasting.“As younger workers progress higher in their careers, they are setting the standard for communication in a workplace and they are leading with a preference for visual communication.”She believes that “from corporate training to marketing, video will become ingrained in the fabric of how companies operate, both internally and externally.”“Businesses both small and large are using this technique to demonstrate processes, improve communication efficiency and effectiveness, increase productivity and eliminate unnecessary meetings,” she adds. Related: Great Leaders Connect With Employees, Foster Collaboration and Embrace Continuous ChangeInformal communication is on the rise.Project management and productivity writer for Gartner and Capterra, Rachel Burger, agrees. “Many workers are already used to collaboration tools like Slack and its alternatives. To them, particularly millennial workers, formal project management software, like Microsoft Project or VersionOne, seem cumbersome and clunky. The millennial workforce simply doesn’t want to work with these tools.”Like Hamilton and Taylor, she sees informal communication replacing traditional project management tools in the workplace. However, she cautions that “collaboration software can never fully replace project management.” Citing a Gartner report, she states, “Adopting these systems will require strong change management skills from the lead project manager. In the world of productivity, the transition may lead to an initial disorganization until common collaboration tools can create more effective tracking and filtering systems per project.”Related: Want Your Team to Collaborate More? The Answer Is Surprisingly Simple.Teams are embracing technologies.I tend to agree. While I don’t believe that visual communication will ever replace all other forms of communication, I do see a strong trend towards visual work as a faster way to productivity. It also allows remote teams to feel more like a part of the organization. Think about how VR could revolutionize the way we work — putting distributed teams in the same virtual room for meetings.For now though, the future of team collaboration will definitely be mobile, facilitated almost entirely by the smartphone in the near future. In 10 years’ time though, I see a future that will include augmented processes and machine learning. Information being sent to you from your environment, whether it’s from Alexa in the corner of your living room or a notification sent to your phone via geo-tracking giving information about a person you’re meeting as you arrive. There is no doubt that collaboration will continue to evolve as new technologies become available. 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What is Telegram Passport? by Martin Brinkmann on July 27, 2018 in Internet – 5 commentsTelegram Passport is a new feature by the makers of Telegram that is designed as “a unified authorization method for services that require personal identification”.Some companies may require further proof of identification when users create accounts, want to unlock payment limits, or unlock a locked account. The social media giant Facebook may request government issued IDs from locked out account owners to reinstate the account.All you could do up until now was to take photos of your IDs or documents, transfer them to your computer, go to the website of the service, upload the documents, and wait for the service to verify them.While sites and services use encryption for the transfer, it is usually unclear how the documents are stored, whether they are shared, and who can access them.Telegram Passport promises a better solution to the verification process, albeit with the caveat that it services and sites need to integrate it.Here is how it works: you upload your important documents once and may share the data with services directly when the need arises Apart from the upload-once-and-forget part, it is a lot securer as the system uses end-to-end encryption. The data is encrypted with a password that only the users of Telegram Passport know so that it is impossible for Telegram or anyone else to access it.When users share data with services, the data is made available directly to the services. Data is stored in the cloud in encrypted form currently; Telegram revealed that it plans to move it to a decentralized cloud in the future.The first service that implemented Telegram Passport is ePayments, an electronic payments system. The service supports registration and verification with Telegram Passport.Telegram users need the latest version of the Telegram to make use of the feature. All uploaded data can be accessed under Settings > Privacy & Security > Telegram Passport (on iOS: Settings > Telegram Passport.Developers can check out the API documentation which includes SDKs and examples.Closing WordsWill Telegram Passport revolutionize online registration, verification, and authentication processes? That is still up for debate; much depends on wider adoption of the service and the services that users use.It seems unlikely that larger companies such as Facebook, Google, or Microsoft will adopt it as they prefer inhouse solutions. Telegram Passport won’t become a universal standard for this but it could very well assist Telegram users who make use of it in these processes.SummaryArticle NameWhat is Telegram Passport?DescriptionTelegram Passport is a new feature by the makers of Telegram that is designed as “a unified authorization method for services that require personal identification”.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) She still wants the board to do well. | Photo: YouTube/Channel 4 News You were perfect for the position and the fact you’ve had to do this is absolutely disgusting. Don’t let them fuck with you you’re AMAZING— Kareem (@kjbelfon) March 6, 2018However, others have criticized Bergdorf, calling her ‘racist’ following a post she wrote about the Charlottesville white supremacist rally.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Trans model Munroe Bergdorf becomes LGBT adviser for Labour PartyMunroe Bergdorf reveals new look following ‘facial feminisation’ surgeryUK Green Party trans spokeswoman quits party race after father jailed for child rapeRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/munroe-bergdorf-steps-down-lgbt-advisory-board/ This group was assembled to act as an informal sounding board, to make Ms Butler aware of LGBT areas of concern. This was an unpaid position alongside 20+ other activists and community figures. I accepted a place on the board because I felt that it would be an exciting and effective way of helping to shed light on issues that I felt were overlooked and hopefully push needs forward.’Bergdorf still wants the board to do good work.‘I will not allow myself to be centered in this negative narrative, but more importantly I don’t want to stand in the way of the board serving as a positive catalyst for change within the UK’s LGBT communities.‘I refuse to be used as a distraction from the upcoming discussions concerning the Gender Recognition Act and the Conservative party’s lack of action on the Racial Disparities Audit.‘Thank you to those who have supported me during this time and to Dawn Butler MP who has been nothing but supportive.’Mired in controversyMany expressed their support for Bergdorf.this isn’t okay. you didn’t deserve this and we all know the attacks against you were founded in transmisogny and misogynoir. voices like yours are vital in the lgbt+ community and i’m so sorry that many weren’t prepared to listen. love and solidarity — femme brûlée (@pipsuxx) March 6, 2018 Trans activist and model Munroe Bergdorf has stepped down from the Labour Party’s LGBT advisory board. She was named to the board last week. Its purpose is to advise and counsel the party’s women and equality minister, Dawn Butler.Inititally, Bergdorf said she was ‘thrilled’ to be part of the team. However, matters quickly turned ugly and Bergdorf decided to part ways with the board.She tweeted a statement explaining her decision on Tuesday (6 March).I won’t let this continue to be a distraction or stand in the way of the LGBT+ panel’s success. pic.twitter.com/O89Uz4CmS9— Munroe Bergdorf (@MunroeBergdorf) March 6, 2018Endless attacks‘Following last week’s exciting announcement that I had accepted a place on an LGBT advisory board assembled to offer counsel to Dawn Butler MP, the Labour Party’s women and equality minister, it is with great sadness that I have decided to step down from the position.’She made this decision due to the abuse she faced.‘This is a decision that I’ve had to make due to endless attacks on my character by the conservative right wing press and relentless online abuse. I refuse to be painted as a villain or used as a pawn in the press’ efforts, especially those at the Daily Mail, to discredit the Labour Party and push their transphobic rightist agendas.‘I wanted my appointment to be something positive and exciting for the community, but instead it has turned into nasty tabloid fodder, blown out of all proportion. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…
Friday, July 14, 2017 CAIRO — Gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire Friday on a security vehicle patrolling a Giza village near some of Egypt’s oldest pyramids, killing five police, the Interior Ministry and officials said.The deadly shooting heightened fears of what has become near-weekly attacks by suspected Islamic militants after a blitz attack left 23 troops dead in northern Sinai a week ago. Friday’s attack comes amid a months-long state of emergency following a series of church bombings in the spring, and threatens to deal a blow to Egypt’s struggling tourism industry and economy.The attack took place in the village of Abusir in Badrashin, part of Greater Cairo, on a weekend in Egypt when there is little traffic in the streets. The slain policemen were part of the force tasked to guard the district of Saqqara, one of Egypt’s most popular tourist sites and host to a collection of temples, tombs and funerary complexes.The Interior Ministry said the militants sprayed the policemen’s vehicle with machine-guns as the security force was on the move to patrol the surroundings. They fled after one policeman returned gunfire, the ministry said in a statement. Earlier, officials said that the attackers were masked and that they targeted a checkpoint.Attackers stole the weapons and radios of the victims and tried to set fire to the bodies but fled upon seeing people gathering nearby, witnesses said.CBC Extra, a privately owned Egyptian TV network, said surveillance cameras in a gas station near the site of the attack showed the attackers disguised in police uniforms and that they stopped the police vehicle before opening fire. It wasn’t immediately possible to confirm the network’s account.Authorities cordoned off the area and ambulances rushed to the site of the attack, which is located near the famous Step Pyramid of King Djoser. It is the oldest of Egypt’s more than 90 pyramids and the forerunner of the more familiar straight-sided pyramids in Giza on the outskirts of Cairo.More news: Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckThere was no immediate claim of responsibility but it carried the hallmarks of the Hasm group, which the government links to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, from which the ousted president hails.The attack comes a week after Islamic militants killed 23 army personnel in a remote checkpoint in northeastern Sinai Peninsula. Egypt has been under a state of emergency since April after suicide bombers struck two churches north of Cairo, killing scores of Christians.Egypt has been rocked with deadly suicide bombings and drive-by shootings since the 2013 military ouster of an elected Islamist president. The violence has been concentrated in the northern Sinai Peninsula, but attacks have spread to the mainland, including in the capital where suicide bombers have struck churches and security headquarters.An Islamic State group affiliate has claimed responsibility for major attacks. However, a smaller group called Hasm, or “Decisiveness,” which the government suspects is linked to the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, has claimed responsibility for similar drive-by shootings and attacks targeting police, military, judges and pro-government figures.The Brotherhood won a series of elections in Egypt following the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Mohammed Morsi, a senior Brotherhood leader, became Egypt’s first freely elected president the following year. His brief rule proved divisive, and the military overthrew him in 2013. Authorities outlawed the Brotherhood a few months later, declaring it a terrorist group. An ensuing security crackdown on the group’s ranks battered its leadership, who are either in prison or exile, and its youth became potential recruits for militant groups.More news: A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerLast Friday, IS claimed responsibility for a stunning attack on a remote Egyptian army outpost in the Sinai Peninsula with a suicide car bomb and heavy machine-gun fire, killing at least 23 soldiers. It was the deadliest attack in the turbulent region in two years. On the same day, Hasm claimed responsibility for shooting and killing a policeman in Cairo.Recently, the government announced the killing of Hasm members in alleged shootouts with security forces. In previous incidents, families of the slain suspects challenged authorities’ accounts and accused them of illegal detentions, torture and executions of their beloved ones. Last week, Hasm accused authorities of killing its detained members and vowed to continue its attacks on security forces.While Hasm distances itself from attacking Egypt’s Christians, the IS affiliate has concentrated its campaign on Coptic Christians and suicide bombers have struck three churches and a bus carrying Coptic Christians in recent months killing more than 100 people. Egypt’s Christians account for about 10 per cent of the country’s 93 million people and extremists use Christians’ support for the military ouster of the Islamist Morsi as a justification for attacks.Besides the major suicide bombings, militants have forced the displacement of scores of Christian families in northern Sinai after a spate of shootings.Friday’s attack could impact an already struggling tourism industry – a pillar of Egypt’s economy that employs millions of people. The industry has suffered from political instability and a fragile security situation since the 2011 uprising. The year before the upheaval, nearly 15 million tourists visited Egypt. Last year, the figure was 5.3 million, according to official reports. By: Maggie MichaelSource: The Associated Press Tags: Egypt Gunmen kill five policemen near Egypt’s oldest pyramids in Giza Share << Previous PostNext Post >>
Facebook Comments Related posts:Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson launches Facebook campaign asking Costa Rica’s Solís to drop extradition request Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson back on Interpol website as Costa Rica fugitive Little has changed 1 year after slaying of Costa Rica conservationist Jairo Mora Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson turns to human rights commission to block Costa Rica’s legal chase Environmental activist and founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Paul Watson on Wednesday congratulated Citizen Action Party (PAC) candidate Luis Guillermo Solís. He also asked for action. “Do your best to restore Costa Rica’s reputation as a real conservation-minded nation,” announced the controversial captain on his Facebook page. “The people have indeed spoken.”Watson cited a series of environmental cases that have brought international attention to Costa Rica and described President Laura Chinchilla as “the woman who sold out to the shark-finners and the narco-poachers,” pointing out that she will be gone on April 6.He also highlighted some of Solís’ promises to end corruption and to protect the environment, and said Sea Shepherd is delighted to be able to work with him. That will include delivering one of the organization’s boats – The Jairo Mora Sandoval – to Moín’s beach on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast to protect the same turtles the eponymous Tico environmentalist was trying to save when he was murdered last May.The country’s Fisheries Institute did not escape Watson’s comments as he expressed his optimism that “the corrupt agency will be overhauled.” He also said he hoped the politically motivated charges brought against him by Chinchilla “acting as a puppet to the Japanese government” will be dropped. The captain also vowed to see the protection of Cocos Island as a priority for Solís.PAC environmental spokeswoman Patricia Madrigal told The Tico Times that the Solís campaign had no official position on Watson’s case.She added that reforming the executive board of the Fisheries Institute, known as INCOPESCA by its Spanish acronym, was a priority for the candidate. But she also noted that such action would require action by the Legislative Assembly.“Generally speaking, [PAC’s] objective is to keep the promise to enforce the laws that already exist. If that were the only thing we accomplished, it would be an enormous step,” Madrigal said in a telephone interview.Last October Watson arrived in the U.S. claiming an Interpol Red Notice from Costa Rica had been dropped. At the time, a search of Interpol’s website turned up no notice of a red alert on behalf of Costa Rica, although a red alert issued by Japan was still active.On Nov. 5, Costa Rica’s First Circuit Penal Court of San José requested that U.S. officials arrest Watson and extradite him to Costa Rica.Watson’s Costa Rican attorney Federico Morales told The Tico Times a few days later that Costa Rica had reactivated an international arrest request and then communicated that decision to the U.S. Embassy.Morales said he would challenge the request, as he believes the statute of limitations on the charges against Watson expired in 2004 or 2005.Zach Dyer contributed to this post.
Related posts:Mora residents battle to stop a landfill from being built in their backyard How to recycle your Christmas tree in Costa Rica Costa Rican court orders effective protection for Corcovado National Park Alleged gold miners end protest at Corcovado National Park Used batteries are highly polluting for the environment and there are no companies in Costa Rica that can recycle them.For that reason the Life Insurance Company of the Education Sector (SSVMN) is hosting a collection campaign this month of both acid and alkaline batteries that will be sent to a recycling center in Canada.Batteries contain heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel as well as other toxic chemicals that make it difficult to dispose of them in an environmentally-friendly manner.Research from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that the external materials of batteries take some 100 years to decompose and the chemicals and heavy metals inside them can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.Catalina Flores Abarca, a spokeswoman with the SSVMN, said this is the fourth year they’ve hosted the collection campaign. As part of its social responsibility program the company collects the batteries and pays to have them transported and shipped to Canada.The improper disposal of batteries represents high contamination risks for soil, water and air, as internal gases can cause the battery to bulge and leak. A single alkaline battery has enough contaminants to pollute 167,000 liters of water, SSVMN reported.What kind of batteries are received?The company is collecting acid and alkaline batteries including rectangular 6V-9V and cylindrical batteries in AA, AAA, AAAA, C and D sizes.They can be in any state, even damaged. “We just ask people to handle them carefully to avoid contact with toxic leaks or gases,” Flores said.The only batteries that are not being accepted are button cell batteries, such as those used in watches.People can bring batteries to any of the SSVNM’s 14 branches in San José, Perez Zeledón, Alajuela, San Ramón, San Carlos, Liberia, Nicoya, Puntarenas, Ciudad Neily, Heredia, Cartago, Turrialba Limón and Guápiles.See a detailed list of all branches, addresses and phone numbers here. Facebook Comments
Share HARP Means Savings, Less Debt for Homeowners: Freddie Mac May 11, 2012 416 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Agents & Brokers Barack Obama Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Home Equity Housing Affordability HUD Investors Lenders & Servicers Loan-to-Value Ratio Mortgage Applications Mortgage Debt Mortgage Rates Politics Processing Refinance Service Providers Underwriting Standards 2012-05-11 Ryan Schuette More homeowners continue to reap benefits from the newly modified “”Home Affordable Refinance Program””:http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/programs/lower-rates/Pages/harp.aspx (HARP), with 79 percent of homeowners with government-backed mortgages either keeping the same level of mortgage debt as before or reducing it over the first quarter.[IMAGE]Of those homeowners, “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ found recently, 79 percent held onto the same level of debt for first-lien home mortgages, while 21 percent of homeowners shaved off dollars from their principal balance.The mortgage company said that the share of borrowers keeping their original loan amounts hovered at the highest level in the 26-year history of the survey.””The enhancements to HARP announced in October, such as removing the maximum loan-to-value limit, are beginning to show up in additional refinance[COLUMN_BREAK]volume during the first quarter,”” “”Frank Nothaft””:http://www.freddiemac.com/bios/exec/nothaft.html, VP and chief economist with Freddie Mac, said in a statement. He said that HARP loans amounted to 20 percent of Freddie Mac’s refinance funding during the first quarter, with borrowers drawing down their interest rates by 1.5 percent on average.””On a $200,000 loan, that translates into saving about $2,900 in interest during the next 12 months,”” he added.Freddie Mac also found that “”cash-out”” borrowers ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô those who increased their loan balances by at least 5 percent ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô accounted for 21 percent of refinance mortgages.For those who reduced their 30-year loans, the median interest rate reduction amounted to 1.5 percent, representing roughly 27 percent in savings on interest rates alone, the largest such share in 27 years for Freddie.Net dollars of convertible home equity translated to an inflation-adjusted low, a bottom for the company in about 17 years of analysis. Refinancing homeowners cashed out with about $5.3 billion in net home equity during the first quarter, down from $7 billion in the fourth quarter.The latest numbers arrive as the Obama administration and lawmakers considers new modifications to HARP, with the president set to address the issue with a Nevada family interested in refinancing.HUD Secretary “”Shaun Donovan””:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/about/principal_staff/secretary_donovan indicated in a teleconference call with reporters Friday that the administration stands ready to back one of three bills currently before Congress that would expand HARP.
October 15, 2014 494 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News Bank of America Justice Department Profits Quarterly Earnings Settlements 2014-10-15 Tory Barringer Bank of America reported on Wednesday its earnings for the third quarter, revealing that profits tanked under the weight of a massive legal charge stemming from a recent mortgage settlement with the Justice Department.In its quarterly earnings release, the bank reported a net income of $168 million for Q3, down from $2.5 billion a year ago. After preferred dividends, the results came to a loss of 1 cent per share.Revenue for the quarter totaled $21.4 billion, down just 1 percent from the same time last year.BofA’s Q3 earnings took a major beating from a record $16.65 billion settlement with the Justice Department and other federal and state agencies to settle charges against the bank related to the sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities. That agreement, announced in August, took a $5.3 billion chunk out of the bank’s results.Factoring in the settlement, BofA’s mortgage unit was the only one of its five businesses that didn’t see income grow over the last year. The bank reported a loss of $5.2 billion for that segment.Consumer real estate revenues declined to $1.1 billion, down nearly half a billion dollars from Q3 2013. BofA said the decrease was driven mostly by lower servicing fees due to a smaller portfolio, lower mortgage servicing rights results, and fewer originations—$11.7 billion in first-lien mortgages, a little more than half of last year’s volume.Home equity lending bounced up, meanwhile, coming to $3.2 billion in originations last quarter compared to $1.8 billion last year. Legal Costs Strangle Third-Quarter Earnings at BofA Share
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