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Crucial detail left out of Ontarios new child welfare legislation

first_imgKanina Sue Turtle, left, Courtney Scott and Amy Owen all died within six months of each other while living in Ontario group homes between October 2016 and April 2017. They were just a few of the Indigenous children placed in care at the time.Kenneth JacksonAPTN NewsWhen the Ontario government passed new legislation on child welfare last year it required that the province’s 49 children’s aid societies start collecting race-based data for the first time.That collection was to begin Feb. 5 and as APTN News reported last week not a single society has submitted any statistics to the ministry of Children and Youth Services.Turns out there are a number of reasons for this and perhaps the most important is the province never required societies to actually submit the data.“Despite the policy directive and requirement to collect the data, which Children’s Aid Societies are fulfilling, there is no requirement to report data to the Ministry,” said Sean McGrady, a spokesperson for the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies in an email to APTN Friday.McGrady did say the societies are collecting the data as required under the legislation.Related: Three First Nations girls died in Ontario group homes in last 6 monthsThis new data collection was touted by the previous Liberal government, in fact the former minister, Michael Coteau, came on APTN’s Nation to Nation in February and said it was the “most comprehensive piece of legislation” for child protection.“We know it will allow us to make better decisions,” Coteau said of the data collection.But he failed to mention there was no requirement to submit it.He also said a network, that was first developed several years ago, would allow societies to submit the data.Turns out that network, known as the Child Protection Information Network (CPIN), lacks certain functions and not all societies are using it all these years later according to McGrady.“CPIN does not currently have the ability to produce a report on the race-based data being collected by Children’s Aid Societies. We are eager for the Ministry to create this reporting function,” said McGrady.“Children’s Aid Societies want to begin analyzing the data to enhance their response and services to diverse communities.”While McGrady answered questions almost immediately, APTN had a difficult time getting responses from the ministry.In fact, it’s common to wait days for an answer to a single question.On Friday, before McGrady had contacted APTN, the ministry responded to previous questions pertaining to why the ministry wasn’t requiring the societies to submit the data. (At that point APTN didn’t know there was no requirement).“The ministry expects to review the initial data collected in early 2019,” said spokesperson Trell Huether in an email.But the ministry also said of the 49 societies just 30 were using the network.APTN asked why that was the case.“By 2020, all non-Indigenous societies are expected to be on the Child Protection Information Network,” said Huether. “Societies not yet on the Child Protection Information Network are to start collecting this data once they “go live” on the network.”See also: Ojibway teen sleeping in Ottawa mall stairwell after aging out of group homeThe remaining societies are Indigenous, that are mandated by the province.“The ministry is in discussions with Indigenous partners to develop a plan with respect to the Child Protection Information Network,” said Huether.APTN followed up asking why, if the legislation requires data collection, why wasn’t it mandatory for the societies to submit the data.There hasn’t been an response, other than the ministry is working on an answer.Meanwhile, McGrady said Wednesday the societies are working with the province.“Although the timing for the first report to the Ministry is under discussion, the plan is for reporting to the Ministry to be done on a quarterly basis in the future,” he said.In depth: Child welfare agency suspected First Nations girls were planning suicidesOntario has never tracked the kids in child protective services by race and recent statistics put the total number of kids in care at about 14,500 by the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies.But that number in tallied from 41 of the societies. It’s not a complete picture of the total amount, regardless of race.So where is the starting point? How do you fund culturally appropriate programs for Indigenous kids if you don’t know where they are?Those are questions the office of the Ontario Child Advocate has been asking for many years.“Any of these regulations for this new legislation and any of the policies following through for children and youth in the province have to be done based on knowing who the kids are, knowing where the kids are, knowing what conditions those kids are in,” Trevor McAlmont, director of advocacy services with the Child Advocate, said last week.The Child Advocate is an independent office that is directed to look out for the best interests of children in care.“So if we don’t know that and we don’t start there then it’s problematic,” McAlmont said.As for there being no requirement to submit the data, a spokesperson for the Child Advocate said they were unaware.APTN continues to wait for the ministry to respond to additional questions.kjackson@aptn.calast_img read more

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Foreigner held for taking photos of Victoria Memorial using drone

first_imgKolkata: A Chinese national has been arrested at the Hastings police station for allegedly clicking pictures of Victoria Memorial and Fort William using a drone on Saturday afternoon.He was produced before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata at the Bankshall Court on Sunday and was granted police custody till March 25. According to sources, on Saturday afternoon Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel engaged in Victoria Memorial’s security spotted a drone on the premises. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersAfter a few minutes, some CISF personnel identified the Chinese national as Li Zhiwei. Zhiwei was controlling the drone using a remote control. When he was intercepted, the accused allegedly tried to escape. But CISF personnel were able to detain him soon. After he was detained, the drone was checked thoroughly and found that it had captured pictures of several parts of Victoria Memorial. CISF personnel also found some pictures of Fort William, which is adjacent to Victoria. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDuring interrogation, it was found that the accused Chinese national had came to Kolkata on Friday night from China via Malaysia. On Saturday he went to Victoria Memorial. Later, Central Industrial Security Force handed him over to Hastings police station and lodged a complaint against him. Police have started a probe and interrogating him to know about his intentions. Question arose that being a foreign national if he was unaware about that using a drone to take pictures of such facilities is illegal, why he tried to escape when CISF personnel asked him to stop and surrender. Sources informed that the information of the arrest has been conveyed to the Chinese Consulate.last_img read more

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French voyager named UNESCO Spokesperson for the Oceans

5 June 2009The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has named the renowned French seafarer, Maud Fontenoy, as its Spokesperson for the Oceans, ahead of the first UN World Oceans Day on 8 June. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has named the renowned French seafarer, Maud Fontenoy, as its Spokesperson for the Oceans, ahead of the first UN World Oceans Day on 8 June.Ms. Fontenoy, 31, famed for single-handedly rowing across the Atlantic in 2003 and the Pacific two years later, is tasked with raising awareness of the need to protect the ocean environment against major threats such as climate change, pollution and unchecked urban development of the world’s coastal areas. From 2006-2007, the navigator – who will serve as the new spokesperson for UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the World Ocean Network, a non-governmental organization – also sailed solo around the Southern hemisphere against the current.“When you sail around the world, you realize that the planet is not that big and that most of it is ocean,” said Ms. Fontenoy at a press conference held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris earlier this week. “You also see how much damage is being done to the ocean and understand how urgent it has become to protect it.”UNESCO-IOC was created in 1960 to promote international cooperation and coordinate programmes in research, sustainable development and the protection of the marine environment. read more

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Sri Lanka Germany sign agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation

Sri Lanka and Germany have agreed to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries and promote development activities in Sri Lanka through German assistance.The two countries also signed agreements on a wide range of cooperation that covers Education, Language, Museaology, heritage and Art conservation, Higher Education, Sports. Improving access to information on the higher education systems in both countries, encouraging academic exchange in both directions, increasing the mobility of joint project partnerships between universities during President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to Germany, the President’s office said today. The three agreements that were signed in the presence of Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany were a Joint Declaration of Intent regarding cooperation on cultural relations and education policy, an  MOU on Academic Co-Operation between the University Grants Commission and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and an MOU with the Heidelberg University on the creation of the Sri Lanka Chair at the South Asia Institute. (Colombo Gazette) On behalf of Sri Lanka, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Germany Karunathilaka Amunugama signed the agreements. read more

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JVP insists there was no meeting between Ranil and Handunnetti

There were reports that Handunnetti met the Prime Minister to discuss the allegations raised against Central Bank governor Arjuna Mahendran.COPE is investigating Mahendran and allegations had been raised that the Prime Minister had attempted to influence Handunnetti to clear Mahendran. (Colombo Gazette) The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today insisted there was no meeting held between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and JVP member Sunil Handunnetti.JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that while Handunnetti was the chairman of the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE), he had not met the Prime Minister for talks as a JVP member or COPE chairman. read more

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Mahinda insists there is no rift between him and Gota

“I didn’t see the report, only heard about it.  But there has been no falling out between Gotabhaya and me in the past, in the present and there will not be one in the future either. Our relationship is based on love, mutual respect, shared patriotic values but also the dangerous shared experience during the war. Why, he had dropped in only yesterday,” he said. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa insisted there is no rift between him and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.Rajapaksa says he heard of reports suggesting that he and his brother, former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa have fallen out and that Ram Madhav, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special man for Sri Lanka, is involved in engineering some sort of a political arrangement which will include Gotabhaya and suit Indian interests. In the interview, Rajapaksa said that China, Pakistan and even the US and UK helped Sri Lanka defeat the LTTE.“We believe in improving relations with all countries in our neighbourhood, this I must tell you. Both India and Pakistan have helped us as best as they can, we have traditionally been friends of both. And that friendship has not been mutually exclusive and contradictory, that is, friendship with one has not been at the expense of the other. We are mindful of the sentiments of our citizens of Islamic faith. You will remember that our former PM, Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike was a close friend of the Islamic world.  Of course, we have only one neighbour, India. It’s a subcontinent and where our Tamil citizens have cultural, linguistic and civilizational links.  For all those reasons our relationship and friendship with India is quite special. Even unique, I would say,” Rajapaksa said. Rajapaksa spoke to WION’s senior international correspondent Padma Rao Sundarji for the “World Is One: Global Leadership” series at his residence in Colombo. Rajapaksa also said that he never left the political fray and as long as his country, his nation and people are in danger and need him, he will remain in the fray. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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July timeline for elections padded up several activities could be compressed

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAFC in no rush for electionsFebruary 6, 2019In “latest news”Mandatory Art 106 90-day due elections…Elections can be held by March 19 – CommissionersJanuary 27, 2019In “latest news”GECOM’s timelines to host elections “totally unacceptable” – PPPFebruary 5, 2019In “latest news” PPP GECOM Commissioners L-R: Sase Gunraj, Robeson Benn and Bibi Shadick.Technical staff of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) are claiming the entity will be unprepared to hold General and Regional Elections, which are constitutionally due in March 2019.On Monday, the Commission’s technical staff made presentations to the seven commissioners and have advised that the earliest elections could be held is July 2019.Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield has presented copies of work plans detailing what needed to be done in preparation for General Elections, to the operations subcommittee on Monday.According to some observers, this timeline is a blatant breach of the Constitution of Guyana, which outlines that following the passage of a no-confidence motion, an election must be held in 90 days. The constitutional requirement was upheld by acting Chief Justice Roxane George on Thursday last when she held that the no-confidence motion was validly passed in the National Assembly.Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield and Roxanne Myers, Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO).However, according to People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C)-nominated Commissioner Sase Gunraj, the position taken by the technical staff was all a ruse. Gunraj expressed his belief that elections could be held sooner and that the work plan was being padded.“They have not justified to us all the timelines that they have included in their document. As a consequence, I would not rely on that timeline until I have had enough time to go through the document and scrutinise it.“They have padded up the timelines with a whole set of things. As a consequence, it is not a realistic timeline that gives a true reflection of what is needed. For example, they’ve now moved training which they previously said would take 90 days; they’ve arbitrarily put 105 days now. They’ve given no reason for the increase.”Gunraj said the number of days allotted for training could be reduced. In fact, he believes that several activities could be compressed to achieve an earlier date for elections. But he made it clear that if the constitutional timelines were not followed by the Secretariat, that was tantamount to dereliction of duty.Following last Tuesday’s meeting at GECOM, the Secretariat had agreed to provide members of the Commission with several work plans detailing the various options and the timelines regarding the holding of General and Regional Elections.Even this was initially not done, with a PPP/C-nominated commissioner complaining that despite promises of receiving the work plans by Friday, they were yet to receive them as of Saturday. It had been the Commissioners’ hope that they could be given the weekend to properly analyse the timelines before a meeting scheduled for today.The parliamentary Opposition, sections of the diplomatic community, Private Sector, civil society and other observers have called the Government out on its attempt to delay the holding of the constitutionally-mandated elections following the no-confidence resolution of December 21, 2018. The three-month time frame in which the polls should be held was validated in last Thursday’s interpretation by acting Chief Justice George, who declared that the motion was validly passed by 33 votes to 32.The complaint has been that GECOM was not forthcoming about its preparedness for the mandatory elections. read more

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Viewsonic our G Tablet doesnt have defects its just unusably buggy

first_imgOver the weekend, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth after Staples posted a large notice up saying that they would no longer be selling the new, 10.1-inch Viewsonic G Tablet because of an unspecified “manufacturing defect.”That was a pretty big slam against Viewsonic, especially since the Android driven, Tegra 2 powered tablet had made the front cover of their circular.Viewsonic’s now released a statement about the matter, and it’s a weird one. Basically, what they are saying is that there is no “manufacturing defect” in the G Tablet, instead arguing that what there is is a “user experience issue” related to the tablet’s sluggish performance under its preloaded Tap Android layer… a sluggishness which is further exacerbated by the buggy and slow Android Flash player.“We believe it is the user experience that caused all the returns, and we are taking important steps forward with the G Tablet,” Viewsonic told Engadget.Uh, correct us if we’re wrong, Hanin, but is there really much of a difference between a “manufacturing defect” and a tablet released with such buggy software that users are returning it in droves? Okay, the latter can be patched while the former can’t, but toe-may-toes, toe-mah-toes, we say. There’s plenty of better tablets out there. Let’s just call the whole thing off and not buy a G Tablet at all.Read more at Engadgetlast_img read more

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CREDC asks businesses to think global

first_imgGlobal trade opportunities — and trade turmoil caused by tariffs — were the central focus at the Columbia River Economic Development Council’s spring luncheon on Thursday. The theme for the event was “think global,” encouraging local business leaders to consider Clark County’s place in the global economy.CREDC President Jennifer Baker led a discussion panel at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver consisting of Slumberkins Marketing Director Vanessa Holfert, United Grain President and CEO Augusto Bassanini, U.S. Commercial Service senior international trade specialist Kellie Holloway and David Kohl, statewide international trade liaison for the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network.Baker asked the panelists to discuss strategies for how local companies can make sure their products appeal to global markets, and the difficulties of making sure the area achieves global recognition — especially given that Vancouver shares a name with a city in Canada, Washington shares a name with the U.S. capital, and Clark County shares a name with 11 other U.S. counties.Holloway and Kohl both talked about emphasizing the “undervalued” aspects of the Pacific Northwest such as the climate, lifestyle, and reputation for livability, and Kohl said that too many small businesses don’t take the leap to begin selling globally.“These days it’s not as daunting as some people might think,” he said.Holloway also said the Pacific Northwest is an excellent source of service industry products including new intellectual property.“That’s an export too,” she said.Bassanini noted that United Grain’s business model is heavily geared toward exports, and said the company maintains an edge against competitors in foreign markets thanks to the quality and reliability of their products.last_img read more

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Essien Lampard set for a difficult return to Chelsea

first_imgMichael Essien expects former Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard to be in for a big and difficult night on his return to Stamford Bridge with Derby CountyThe former midfielder enjoyed a glorious trophy-laden 13 years with Chelsea over the course of his playing career.But now Lampard will return to Stamford Bridge in charge of his very own side in English Championship team Derby County for a fourth-round Carabao Cup tie.In his first ever campaign as a manager, Lampard has got off to a good start with nine wins in 18 games with Derby in sixth-place in the Championship table.He also notably knocked out his former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United team in the previous knockout round and will be hoping for more of the same on Wednesday.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Although while Essien expects a warm welcome for Lampard from the Chelsea fans, he doubts there will be any upsets.“We all know what he did for Chelsea, he is a legend,” Essien told SportsMax. “He’s coming home so it will be a big night.“I’m sure he’s looking to win but it’s not easy at Stamford Bridge.”Lampard is also Chelsea’s all-time record goalscorer with 209 goals in 640 games along with a further 150 assists.The game between Chelsea and Derby will begin on 20:45 (CEST) on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Emiliano Sala wreckage pictured after plane cushions found on beach

first_imgWreckage believed to be from the ill-fated plane conveying new Cardiff City signing Emiliano Sala has been found on a beach near Surtainville on the Cotentin Peninsula.Investigators said earlier on Wednesday that two seat cushions that had washed up were likely to belong to the aircraft.The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) was advised by its French counterparts on Monday that part of a cushion was found on a beach near Surtainville on the Cotentin Peninsula.The AAIB said in a statement obtained via The Mirror:AAIB responds to Sala’s family request to recover the plane’s wreckage Manuel R. Medina – August 14, 2019 The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says they already explained their decision not to recover the plane’s wreckage to Sala’s family and the pilot’s.“From a preliminary examination, we have concluded that it is likely that the cushions are from the missing aircraft.”It went on: “Since we opened our safety investigation on Tuesday 23 January, we have been gathering evidence such as flight, aircraft and personnel records, and have been analyzing radar data and air traffic tapes.“We have been working closely with other international authorities and have kept the families of those involved updated on our progress.”last_img read more

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Local firefighters host silent march to honor Parkland shooting victims

first_imgPARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) – South Florida firefighters showed their support for the victims of the Stoneman Douglas massacre, Saturday.The Professional Firefighters Association hosted a silent march to remember those who died in the Feb. 14 shooting.“We want to show the people in this community that we’re here for them, and we’re in support of all healing processes that they have going on,” said firefighter Jevon Stephens. “We want to keep the name and the memory of those innocent children that died. We want to continue to keep that alive.”Participants carried U.S. flags and posters as they made their way from North Community Park in Coral Springs to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Lenovo Yoga A940 AIO wants to be the Surface Studio sort of

first_imgTyler Lizenby/CNET Lenovo’s Yoga A940 all-in-one offers a novel take on Microsoft’s Surface Studio, known for its big, pressure-sensitive touchscreen display that’s ideal for design work. Lenovo’s isn’t quite as professionally oriented, but neither is its price: It’s expected to ship in March starting at $2,200, whereas the Studio starts at $3,500.The 27-inch display can be configured with either a 4K or quad HD (2,560×1,440-pixel) screen that works with Lenovo’s Active Pen. It’s Dolby Vision certified like some of Lenovo’s other products, but that doesn’t really tell you much about the display. It just means that it has profiles for effectively cramming Dolby Vision’s beautiful colors and bright details into a dim, tiny color space as well as for a bright, wide-gamut monitor. You can also configure it as a five-speaker Dolby Atmos system, though with all the speakers right in front of you and close together, it’s not clear how effective that would be.Oddly, it uses Lenovo’s first-generation Active Pen with 2,048 levels of sensitivity rather than the newer Active Pen 2 and its 4,096 levels. Now playing: Watch this: 18 Photos CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Tags CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. 1:28 Desktops Mentioned Above Microsoft Surface Studio Lenovo Yoga A940 adds novelty to its Surface Studio-like design While the look of the system might not appeal to you — we seem to be split on that — it has some great features. A lighting strip on the bottom lets you see what’s in front of you when you’re working in the dark, it has a docking area to stash your keyboard, mouse and pen when you’re not using them, and a Qi-compatible wireless charging pad on the base.Lenovo’s take on a second-hand input device, like the Microsoft Dial or Brain Magic O2, the Precision Dial is intriguing. It plugs into the USB port on either side of the display, depending on which is your dominant hand, and you rotate it to access tools within applications, probably by mapping keystrokes to it. At launch it will come with presets for select Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Other specs include:Eighth-gen Intel Core i7 processorAMD Radeon RX560 graphicsUp to 32GB DDR4 memoryUp to 512GB SSD and 2TB HDDConnections: 4x USB 3.0; 2x USB 2.0 (probably the ones on the display); and 2x USB-C, one of which is Thunderbolt 3 compatible Preview • Microsoft’s Surface Studio: A desktop creation station with a magic dial (hands-on)center_img Microsoft Surface Studio Lenovo expands its premium Yoga line at CES 2019 CES 2019 Review • Microsoft Surface Studio review: a pricey desktop that can teach iMac a few good tricks 0 Post a comment $2,499 CES Products Intel Lenovo Microsoft Share your voice See itlast_img read more

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Uber fishing out of tough Southeast Asian market Is India next

first_imgThe chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc, Dara Khosrowshahi attends a meeting with Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles (not pictured) in Brasilia, Brazil October 31, 2017.REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File PhotoUber is having a tough time in Southeast Asia and the ride-hailing giant is slowly curtailing its operations in the region to boost fledgling growth.The San Francisco, California-based company saw its losses mount to $4.5 billion in 2017, from $2.8 billion the previous year.But financial woes aren’t the only trouble for Uber, the most highly valued venture-backed company in the world.SoftBank Group-backed Uber have had issues with some local regulators, including more recently in the Philippines, and seeing a slew of exits by senior executives in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and India.The company has already merged its Chinese business with Didi Chuxing, a ride-sharing giant which has funded several of Uber’s competitors.Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi last week said that the company could turn profitable if it cut costs of its business such as operating in developing markets.”I’m pretty darn confident that we can turn the knobs to get this business, even on a full basis, profitable if we wanted to,” Khosrowshahi said at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco.”Where we are now as of Q4 is the developed markets, the contribution from the developed markets, essentially pays for the overhead of the business, alright,” Khosrowshahi explained.”Now, I include two things. And they’re a lot of money for those two things: One is the amount that we are investing in developing markets, that’s a significant negative but that is an optional investment for us. By the way, we think it should be on, it’s going to be on for a while, right? That gets us negative,” he said.His comments hint at the fragile state of Uber’s business as it tries to establish itself in places like India, where local rival Ola is winning the market share.Khosrowshahi, however, has affirmed his commitment to India despite competition and regulatory hurdles.”We will actively invest in India and Latin America that have huge growth ahead of us,” Khosrowshahi told reporters during his first trip to the country to participate in the Economic Times Global Business Summit.India remains Uber’s largest market outside of the U.S. and the company employs nearly 3 lakh driver partners in 29 cities across the country.last_img read more

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Contract killer involved in multiple murders arrested

first_imgNew Delhi: When Vijay Farmana went to meet his girlfriend in a mall in Lucknow, the other occupants of the Mall had no idea that he is a contract killer and wanted in 11 murders including 3 triple murders in Haryana until the Delhi Police team surrounded him armed with pistols.What followed was a filmy style confrontation between the cops and the criminal. He was finally overpowered with a loaded pistol that he pointed towards the Police team. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”He is wanted in 11 murders including 3 triple murders and various cases of robberies and carjackings of luxury vehicles such as Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Innova and Creta which happened in last many years from Vasant Kunj, Saket, IGI Airport, NH 8 Gurgaon and so on. He is carrying a cash reward of Rs. 50,000 and 10,000 separately from Haryana and Rs 50,000 from Delhi on his arrest,” said Additional CP Crime Branch Rajiv Ranjan. According to police records, in March 2016, Vijay Farmana along with his associates Sumit Chitania, Deepak, Anil, and Amit had kidnapped three boys Rahul, Deepak, and Ashish from MIT Rohtak and murdered them and thrown their dead bodies in Gang Nahar. A case was registered in Sonipat Sadar, Haryana. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIn 2016 Vijay Farmana along with his associates Ramesh Pehalwan, Kaptain Amit Lamba, Naresh Bandri, Shila Kancha, Danney, and Hansraj committed triple murder in which they killed Rajesh, Gulab, and Naresh. A case in this regard was registered in Karnal. In Feb 2017, Vijay Farmana along with his associates Sumit Chitania, Sharad Pandey, Shila Panchi, Ajeet Fuaji, Sunil, Mohit, and Ramkaran committed triple murder in Gohana, Haryana, and thrown the dead bodies in Gang Nahar. Later, a case was registered in Gohana City, Haryana. “Vijay Farmana was also infamous for several car theft cases where the drivers were abducted on gunpoint and later thrown midway on roads,” said a Police officer.last_img read more

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Sales of PCs just grew for the first time in six

first_imgDon’t look now, but the PC might not be dead. According to Gartner, collector of marketshare and industry metrics, worldwide shipments of personal computers just experienced the first year-over-year growth since 2012. Shipments totaled 62.1 million units, which is a 1.4 percent increase from the same time period in 2017. The report states “experienced some growth compared with a year ago” but goes on to caution declaring the PC industry as in recovery just yet.The top five PC vendors all experienced growth with Lenovo seeing the largest gains of 10.5% — though that could be from Lenovo completing a joint venture with Fujitsu. HP grew 6.1%, Dell 9.5%, Apple 3% and Acer 3.1%. All good signs for an industry long thought stagnate. This report excludes Chromebooks from its data. PC vendors experienced growth without the help of Chromebooks, which are the latest challenger to the notebook computer.Gartner points to the business market as the source of the increased demand. The consumer market, it states, is still decreasing as consumers increasing use mobile devices. Yet growth in the business sector will not last, it says.“In the business segment, PC momentum will weaken in two years when the replacement peak for Windows 10 passes.” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner said in the report. “PC vendors should look for ways to maintain growth in the business market as the Windows 10 upgrade cycle tails off.”Consumers will likely continue, for the most part, to keep a computer around but since the web is the new desktop, the upgrade cycle for a causal user will keep getting longer. As long as a home has a computer that can run Chrome, that’s likely good enough for most people.last_img read more

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incentives

first_imgincentives G Adventures will now give away a total of five wildcards globally as part of its ‘Change Makers Challenge’ incentive, announcing yesterday that the agent who changes the most lives by booking individual travellers on G Adventures tours in February will earn a ‘wildcard’ space to the ‘Change Makers Summit’, a global gathering of more than 100 agents being held at an undisclosed location from June 2 – 9, 2019.One agent from Australia and New Zealand will earn a wildcard space for most lives changed in the month of February 2019.Three agents from Australia and New Zealand will alsobe selected based on a ‘social submission’ entry, either written or video, that demonstrates how they’ve given back to others and / or their community. Entries are due by February 28, 2019 and can be submitted via Sherpa, G Adventures’ booking tool.In total 15 agents from Australia and New Zealand will attend the Change Makers Summit. 10 will earn their place by changing the most lives during the campaign period (October 01, 2018 – March 31, 2019) and one more wildcard space will be up for grabs during the month of March.The ‘Change Makers Challenge’ is G Adventures’ largest agent incentive to-date and the first of its kind to not focus purely on sales. It challenges agents to focus on changing people’s lives through travel, and invites them to rediscover their purpose – why they love selling travel. Agents who earn their place will be given the opportunity to make meaningful connections with, and learn from, their counterparts across the globe.Agents can CLICK HERE for more information.* Terms and Conditions apply.IMAGETanzania Monduli Maasai Clean Cook Stoves Project CEO Male Traveller© G Adventures Inc.last_img read more

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ATLANTIC CITY NJ – People are winning and losin

first_img ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – People are winning and losing money again for the first time in years at two Atlantic City casinos that had been shut down.Monday marked the first day of so-called “soft play” at the Ocean Resort Casino and the Hard Rock. The testing period is designed to see how the casinos’ equipment and technology systems work before the full grand openings for both facilities on Thursday.But the winning and losing of money was real. Just ask Marian Simmons of Somers Point, New Jersey.“I just stuck my card in the machine, and on the second spin, I won $225,” she said. “I’m so happy!”Lee Gentile, of Toms River, New Jersey, was having a similar run of early good luck. In 15 minutes at a slot machine, she had won $400. As a reporter watched, she won another $50 on her next spin.“I should take this now and go home,” she said. “But of course I won’t.”Both casinos invited friends and relatives of employees to be the first to gamble there during the testing period that began Monday and was expected to run through Wednesday. The purpose was to see whether the slots work properly, the player’s club kiosks work and the information technology functions as it should, along with more mundane concerns like air conditioning, lighting and directional signs on the casino floor.As of late Monday afternoon, no serious issues had arisen at either casino, said David Rebuck, director of the state Division of Gaming Enforcement.Hard Rock would not permit reporters to watch their soft-play period. But casino President Matt Harkness said things were working as designed Monday.“Everything is going smoothly, and the staff is really motivated,” he said.Hard Rock is the former Trump Taj Mahal casino, which was stripped to its foundations and redone. Opened by Donald Trump in April 1990, the Taj Mahal closed on Oct. 10, 2016, following a bitter strike in which then-owner Carl Icahn and the city’s main casino workers’ union could not reach agreement on a contract to restore health insurance and pension benefits to unionized workers.Ocean Resort is the former Revel, the casino that lasted just over two years before shutting down on Sept. 2, 2014. Monday was the first time members of the public were on the casino floor since then, which had been reconfigured to make it easier to get around. Its previous layout was a major source of patron complaints.“I like the way it’s laid out,” said Joyce Green, of Vineland, who said she used to gamble at Revel once a week. “It’s not confusing now; back then it was very confusing.”Green, too, was having good luck in the early going at the slot machines, winning $300 in her first 15 minutes.“It’s called, ‘This is what could happen, but don’t get used to it,’” she said with a laugh.___Follow Wayne Parry at http://twitter.com/WayneParryAC Gambling is back at 2 once-shuttered Atlantic City casinos This June 18, 2018 photo shows the exterior of the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J. With the former Revel due to reopen as the Ocean Resort Casino, and the former Trump Taj Mahal due to reopen as the Hard Rock – both on the same day, June 28 – crews are scrambling to get both properties ready for their grand openings. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) center_img by Wayne Parry, The Associated Press Posted Jun 25, 2018 1:15 pm PDT Last Updated Jun 25, 2018 at 2:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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98 per cent of Cypriot children in good health

first_imgSome 98 per cent of Cypriot children were deemed to be in good health in 2017, compared with the EU average of 95 per cent, Eurostat said on Tuesday.The figures put Cyprus in eight place in terms of children considered to be in good or very good general health. Greece ranked sixth with 98 per cent.The percentage changes only slightly by age group. Some 96.5 per cent of those under five were given a clean bill of health in the EU. In Cyprus this figure was 97.5 per cent. In the 5-9 age group the figure in Cyprus rose to 98.9 per cent and for those in the age group 10-15, the figure came in at 96.8 per cent.The percentage of children whose general health was considered to be bad or very bad was under 1 per cent for all age groups for the EU average, but exceeded 1.2 per cent for Cyprus in the youngest category – the under-fives.Fewer than 5 per cent of children in the EU and 1.7 per cent in Cyprus were considered to have limitations in activities due to health problems.The percentage of under-fives considered to be in good or very good health was as high as 99 per cent in Bulgaria, which had the highest percentage as did Malta, Romania and Italy, and dropped to below 90 per cent in Latvia (88 per cent), Portugal (88.7 per cent) and Estonia (89.6 per cent).The countries that usually top Eurostat lists for health and wellbeing such as the UK, and the Scandinavian countries all had results slightly over – Sweden, Denmark and Finland – and slightly under the EU average. The UK, which ranked 21st out of 28 countries, clocked in at 94.9 per cent and Norway at 94.7 per cent overall on the percentage of children in good or very good health.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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