CCH Tax Day ReportWolters Kluwer is hosting a live two-hour webinar, e-Commerce and Internet Transactions: State Tax Issues, on Monday, August 22, 2016, at 1 p.m. Eastern; noon Central; 11 a.m. Mountain; 10 a.m. Pacific. This two-hour CPE webinar will give you a practical review of the multistate tax issues that businesses face when e-commerce is involved. The presentation will be led by multistate tax expert Timothy P. Noonan, Esq., who will share his significant experience dealing with multistate sales and use tax and income tax issues for businesses of all sizes. Plus, you’ll learn the latest attacks state auditors are taking on businesses and the current developments on disputes regarding internet commerce.Program topics include the following:– Jurisdictional Issues and Tax Nexus– Special e-Commerce Nexus Issues– Sales Taxes on Software and Cloud Computing– Sales Taxes on Digital Goods– Taxation of Information Services– Select Income Tax IssuesThe learning objectives include the following:– Understand the multistate tax issues involved in e-commerce transactions– Identify necessary steps to allocate and apportion income from e-commerce transactions– Explain the concept of “economic nexus”Registration can be completed online at http://www.cchwebinars.com or by calling 1-800-775-7654. The fee is $129 for a single user. Each registered user for this webinar also receives a complimentary issue of CCH’s Journal of State Taxation in electronic format.
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Paolo Maldini said this evening’s clash with Lazio is “an important game, but not decisive” for Milan, as they want to close on the top four. It kicks off at 19.45 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG. It was pointed out that the last time Lazio won a Serie A match away to Milan was in 1989 with a Maldini own goal. “We hope that it remains their last victory for a while longer,” smiled director Maldini on Sky Sport Italia. “It is an important game, because we are in a delicate position in the table and the only way to improve that is to get positive results. This game is important, but not decisive. “The teams ahead of us are moving forward, albeit fairly inconsistently, but they are still getting away. We cannot lose touch with Napoli, Roma and Atalanta. “Thursday’s victory against SPAL did us good and when we see our position in the standings change so quickly, it changes your evaluation of matches too.” However, a win here would put Lazio in joint fourth with Atalanta and Cagliari, so they are not lacking motivation either. “Here’s hoping Ciro Immobile won’t get his 100th goal for Lazio today and waits until next week,” added Maldini. “The main strength of Immobile is that he can sprint to the last minute, he does it constantly, so there is no rest for the defenders, they have to watch him non-stop.”
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Despite Gilas’ 0-2 home stand, Yeng Guiao ‘no regrets’ over exclusion of Andray Blatche MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNaturalized Filipino Andray Blatche said he and his former Gilas Pilipinas teammates Calvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo are “ready” for another tour of duty for the Philippine team.The 32-year-old Blatche even dubbed the three of them as “the bad boyz” in a post on his Instagram account Tuesday afternoon less than 24 hours since Gilas bowed to Iran in heartbreaking fashion in the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT Another case filed vs Cardema Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel management clarifies SEA Games footballers’ kikiam breakfast controversy View comments “3 of us are missing I’m sure they ready as well let’s do wats need to be done “the bad boyz,” Blatche’s caption read.The three were excluded from the 20-man pool by national team head coach Yeng Guiao.READ: Andray Blatche decries ‘very unprofessional way’ Gilas left him off rosterAbueva is still serving his six-game suspension while Blatche, who was given a three-game ban, for his participation in the free-for-all against Australia would’ve been eligible to play in the Iran clash.Guiao opted for Filpino-German big man Christian Standhardinger and Fil-American guard Stanley Pringle as the Philippines’ naturalized players in the fifth window.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH dancesport looking to sweep golds Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe LATEST STORIES Fossil launches its newest generation smartwatch: The Gen 5 Even Paul Desiderio is struggling to get patron tickets for UAAP Finals Game 2 Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim
Shikhar Dhawan might have had a nightmarish time with the bat in the ongoing first cricket Test against South Africa, but former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Friday came in support of the opener, saying going by his record the left-hander deserves another chance.Dhawan has been struggling for runs of late and was dismissed for ducks in both the innings of the Mohali Test. Asked whether he should be given a break, Gavaskar said, “It’s a tough call but when you look at his Test record in the previous two Test matches he got a hundred.””He struggled in the ODIs and then got a half-century in the final ODI and I think may be he deserves another Test because once again if you leave him you have two right-handers at the crease. I would certainly want to give Shikhar Dhawan another chance,” he said.Gavaskar feels going by the way the pitch is behaving anything close to 300 would be a winning score for India.”I think ideally anything close to 300 but the way the pitch is behaving and the ball is turning anything like 200 would also be good enough. But I think closer to 300 would be pretty much difficult for the South Africans to chase,” he said.After eking out a narrow 17-run lead, courtesy Ravichandran Ashwin’s impressive figures of 5-51, India were 125 for two in their second innings at stumps on day two with Cheteshwar Pujara (63) and Virat Kohli (11) at the crease. The hosts have stretched their lead to 142 runs.advertisementGavaskar also had words of advise for Indian spinners and said if they heed to it then on this surface they can bowl out South Africa for even a lesser score than 184, their first innings total.”On this surface it was exactly what the Indian team wanted. They have got the kind of pitch they wanted so no surprise at all that they spinners have taken all 10 wickets.””My honest advise to the bowlers is to keep doing the same and pitch the ball further up and you will probably get South Africa out for less than what you got them out for in the first innings,” he said.He also lauded India skipper Virat Kohli’s decision to come out to bat after Murali Vijay’s dismissal instead of sending a night watchman with just little over six overs remaining in the day.”Certainly it’s a very positive move because I have always felt that a batsman who is better equipped should be coming in rather than sacrficing somebody who is batting at No. 8, 9 and 10. That certainly shows the confidence he (Kohli) has in his own abilities,” Gavsakar said
The U.S. national team now has a head coach after Gregg Berhalter officially assumed the role. Now, the first match of the Berhalter era is officially on the schedule.At Tuesday’s press conference introducing Berhalter as manager, U.S. Soccer announced that the USMNT is set to face Panama on January 27 in Glendale, Arizona in what will be the former Columbus Crew manager’s first match in charge.The match will precede a game against Costa Rica, which is scheduled for February 2 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California as the second friendly of the annual January camp. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Berhalter was named the U.S. coach on Sunday following a 13-month search, one that saw the U.S. play without a full-time boss following the resignation of Bruce Arena in the aftermath of the team’s World Cup qualifying failure.Dave Sarachan led the group in the meantime, compiling a 3-5-4 record in a period that was very much seen as a rebuilding year.Now, Berhalter will be tasked with formulating a plan after what amounted to a 13-month stretch of running in place with new faces entering the fray.He’ll start with the annual January camp, one which is generally based around out-of-season MLS call-ups as the matches do not fall on a FIFA-regulated international fixture date.European stars are often left with their respective clubs during the camp, which is used as an opportunity to integrate new players while keeping MLS-based stars in shape ahead of the regular season.A total of 35 MLS-based players were called up in 2018 under Sarachan, with 17 of those players only earning call-ups for January’s scoreless draw with Bosnia & Herzegovina.The match against Panama will see the USMNT face a team that qualified ahead of them in the Hexagonal as Los Canaleros advanced to their first World Cup.In Russia, Panama fell in all three matches, losing to Belgium, Tunisia and England while scoring two goals in the group stage.The teams’ most recent meeting was a lopsided U.S. win, as the USMNT cruised to a 4-0 victory in October 2017 before a loss to Trinidad & Tobago just four days later that knocked them out of the World Cup.
Apple iPhones are regularly sold at massive discounts on e-commerce websites like Amazon India, Flipkart and Snapdeal. As a result, people rarely buy iPhones from brick and mortar stores where they are sold at a much higher cost. According to a new sales strategy by Apple’s new Indian head, Michel Coulomb, these discounts may soon be a thing of the past.According to a report in The Economic Times, Apple is already taking steps to curb massive online discounts. The company has more than halved distributor margins to 1.7-2.5 per cent and increased margins for exclusive franchise run Apple stores from 4-5 per cent to 5-7 per cent.The ET report also mentions the launch of Apple run brick and mortar stores in India – possibly by 2020 or 2021. The new strategy plans to “increase sales from Apple brand stores and stop indiscriminate online discounting which distorts brand image”.ALSO READ: iPhone 2018 lineup could sport new L-shaped battery with larger capacity: ReportAs a result of the discrepancy in offline-online pricing, more than half of all iPhones sold in India are sold via e-commerce channels. Comparatively, only one-third of all smartphones are sold online.Michael Coulomb took over as the head of sales in India after Sanjay Kaul stepped down from the post. A senior industry executive told ET – “Coloumb is known for systems and processes and wants to bring discipline into the company’s sales operation”.Another industry executive claims that “Apple will not directly control price since it is against policy. However, these efforts will tame online discounts once the existing stock gets sold out and will bring channel hygiene. It may also rope in another distributor in India”. Currently, Apple has five distributors in India – Ingram Micro, Redington, Rashi Peripherals, Brightstar and HCL Infosystems.advertisement
The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now A Pop-Up Hotel Is Coming to the North Pole in 2020 Why Fresh Hops Are Essentially the Magic Sauce of Craft Beer Editors’ Recommendations Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms Simon Migaj/UnsplashMore people are traveling now than ever. That increase is bringing about big changes in the way we see, interact with, and move through the world. From the rise of volcano tourism to digital nomadism to bleeding-edge hotel room conveniences, here are seven travel trends to look for in 2019.Active Volcano TrekkingFrom Kilauea in Hawaii to numerous eruptions in Indonesia to Mount Etna in Italy, 2018 was a busy year indeed for the world’s volcanoes. All that activity, coupled with mainstream media buzz and the explosion of social-media-driven travel, is bolstering the cottage industry of volcano tourism. Iceland, Costa Rica, Japan — adventure travel outfitters are leading more and more hikes up and around some of the world’s most active volcanoes. It’s an exhilarating and altogether dangerous experience and a trend that’s sure to explode (get it?) in 2019.Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica Genevieve Poblano/The ManualBetter Travel Through TechnologyWe’re all looking for a more seamless and convenient travel experience. Often, that means leaning on more technology and removing actual human beings from the process. Ten years ago, the best high-tech conveniences could only be found at the swankiest hotels. Now, even mid-range hotels like Yotel are offering luxuries like smartphone-enabled room keys, robot butlers, and a kiosk-driven self-check-in process. It’s smart business from the hotels’ perspective, and guests are happy to accept anything that makes their stay a little easier.The Rise of the Digital NomadMany travelers are traveling in a whole new way. The days of the simple, summer-long backpacking trip around Europe are coming to an end as some young people are moving to a lifestyle of perpetual travel. It’s the rise of the so-called “digital nomad,” and it’s changing the face of travel in a big way. With the wide-spread availability of high-speed internet connectivity in even the most remote corners of the globe, more companies offering their employees the option to work from home, and with millennials’ increased value of experiences over “stuff,” it’s a trend that’s set to explode in the coming years.Westend61/Getty ImagesLess Is More (and Cheaper)These days, budget-savvy digital travelers are happy to skip typical hotel room amenities — big-screen HDTVs, rain showerheads, and brand-name toiletries they’ll likely never use — in favor of a dirt-cheap stay. Pared-down, Japanese-inspired capsule hotels are popping up for the first time in countries like England, Switzerland, and Russia, while luxury hostels are fast becoming a thing as well.Destination-Worthy Hotel AmenitiesIn 2019, hotels will work harder than ever to woo travelers with one-of-a-kind amenities to make their properties “destination-worthy” in their own right. DogHouse Columbus opened a hotel inside a craft brewery; New York City’s The Freehand Hotel offers creative arts programming like nude drawing classes led by a local artist; and one Mexican distillery hosts its overnight guests in giant tequila barrels. Many properties will do whatever they can to set themselves apart from the competition.Matices Hotel de Barricas/FacebookBuy the Ticket, Take the RideNot long ago, travel involved planning — lots and lots of planning. These days, booking your flights, hotels, and car rentals nine months in advance is no longer required. The availability of real-time destination information, last-minute travel deals, airline flash sales, and the flexibility of today’s workforce are all fueling people’s ability and desire for spontaneous travel.Will Travel for FoodThanks in no small part to Anthony Bourdain, food tourism became big business in the last decade. That trend is set to explode in the new year. Lesser-known destinations are drawing the creativity of new chefs looking to make a name for themselves outside of the world’s more popular cities. This migration is also fueling an increase in fusion food in unexpected places. Montreal, for example, now represents more than 50 ethnic cuisines, and the popularity of the Korean-Mexican bulgogi taco has made Southern California a must-visit destination among foodies. The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now
zoom China’s COSCO Shipping Energy Transportation has received a government subsidy for disposal and retrofit of vessels worth approximately HKD 421 million (USD 54 million).The subsidy is part of revenue-related government grants and is aimed at compensating for relevant expenses or losses already incurred by the enterprise.“It is expected that the subsidy will have a positive impact on the profit and loss of the group for 2017,” the company said.In a separate release, CSET said it has achieved a net profit of RMB 865 million (USD 130 million) for the first six months of this year.The group carried out approximately 55.968 million tonnes of cargo shipping, up by 12.8% as compared to the corresponding period of last year. Shipping volume reached 193.01 billion tonnes-nautical miles, an increase of 17.5% year-on-year.Operating revenue stood at MB4.906 billion from continuing operations, representing a decrease of 7.7% when compared to last year.
New Delhi: The Centre has amended a 60-year-old rule to grant three-month extension to Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha. A cabinet secretary is appointed for a fixed tenure of two years. According to All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement-Benefits) Rules, 1958, the government can give extension in service to a cabinet secretary provided the total tenure does not exceed four years. As per the modified rules notified Friday, the central government may give an extension in service for a further period not exceeding three months, beyond the period of four years to a cabinet secretary. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCSoon after the changes in the rule, the government announced three-month extension to Sinha, making him the longest-serving bureaucrat in the post in the country’s history. This is the third extension given to Sinha, whose tenure was increased by one-year each in 2017 and 2018. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved extension in service to Sinha for three months, beyond June 12, 2019, said the Personnel Ministry order issued Friday. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsSinha was appointed cabinet secretary, the top post in the country’s bureaucracy, in May 2015, for a fixed two-year term. Before him, Y N Sukthankar served as the cabinet secretary for the longest duration from May 14, 1953 to July 31, 1957. He later became Odisha Governor. N R Pillai was the first cabinet secretary and served from February 6, 1950 to May 13, 1953. Besides them, Ajit Kumar Seth and K M Chandrasekhar held the post for four years each. While Seth was cabinet secretary from June 14, 2011 to June 13, 2015, Chandrasekhar was from June 14, 2007 to June 13, 2011. Sinha, a 1977-batch IAS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, earlier served as the power secretary. He has also worked in several other important positions in the Union government and in his cadre state.
While all parties involved want to continue to work on the progress that’s been made, no date has yet been set to return to the negotiating table.“We can continue working now, and that we will be working hard over the summer,” Freeland added.This was the minister’s first face to face meeting with Lighthizer since President Donald Trump called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “weak” and “dishonest” and then threatened trade action against Canada’s auto and dairy sectors.That all took place after the G-7 Summit in Quebec this past weekend.Freeland also took the chance to raise the issue of US tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Canada will not escalate but that it will also not back down. The tariffs are something the minister has called “absurd” and “illegal.”Canada’s dollar for dollar counter duties are set to kick in July 1. WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWS 1130) – NAFTA renegotiations will continue, after talks stalled between Canada, the US and Mexico.The announcement came after Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland wrapped up a meeting with the US trade representative in WashingtonForeign Affairs Minister @cafreeland says Canada, the US and Mexico have agreed to continue NAFTA talks. No specific dates set for negotiators to head back to the table but there will be a “real push” over the summer #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) June 14, 2018NAFTA talks have been on hold for weeks after a push for a quick deal ended with no agreement.However, Freeland says the three countries have agreed to continue NAFTA talks.“Meaningful progress has been made today, and we need to keep working hard to get to a deal on a modernized NAFTA,” Freeland said to reporters following her meeting with US trade representative Robert Lighthizer.Related articles:‘Fight fire with fire’: auto union calls on feds to consider upping retaliatory measuresWhite House reportedly considering new economic penalties against CanadaFreeland meets powerful Senate foreign relations committee in U.S. capital
With 52 weeks in a year, why not make at least one meat-free? That’s the idea behind Compassion Over Killing’s annual VegWeek campaign, an international celebration of meatless eating spanning April 17-23.Thousands take the 7-Day VegPledge each year, committing to explore the joys and flavors of plant-based eating. Celebrity inspiration includes VegWeek campaign endorsers like actress and author Alicia Silverstone, musician Moby, actress Emily Deschanel (Bones), singer Mya, singer-songwriter Belinda Carlisle (The Go-Gos), actor and model Richie Kul, and TV personality Daisy Fuentes.Vegan pro-sports stars like Olympian Seba Johnson, bodybuilder Torre Washington, surfer Tia Blanco, and MMA fighter Aaron Simpson are also touting the many health benefits of a vegan diet.To keep VegPledgers motivated, dozens of companies – including Beyond Meat, Herbivorous Butcher, and Follow Your Heart — are offering deals, discounts, and easy meal ideas.In honor of Earth Day, VegWeek highlights the positive planetary impact of a plant-based diet. The United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization states that raising animals for food contributes 14.5% of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions, and Oxford University researchers found that a global shift to vegan eating could slash food-related emissions by 70%.“VegWeek is a free, fun, and flavorful way to explore the many benefits of vegan eating,” said Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing. “Our dietary choices have far-reaching impacts on our health, the planet, and animals, and every time we choose plant-based foods, we are helping to build a better world.”Compassion Over Killing first launched this popular campaign in 2009, with inspiration from now-US Congressman Jamie Raskin. Joining as a VegWeek Endorser again this year, Congressman Raskin says, “VegWeek rocks! Thanks to the great people at Compassion Over Killing for changing America with their creative organizing and uplifting events. See you there!”For more details and to join the fun, visit: VegWeek.com.
Advertisement MONTRÉAL – Starting on Friday, the Place des Festivals will be haunted by La Trouble-Fête, part of the official programming for the 375th anniversary of Montréal. A host of free activities will be taking place to celebrate Halloween in a festive atmosphere that is enough to awaken the dead.Wednesday, October 25, starting at 11:30 a.m. – Come check out the zombie bus!In preparation for the official start of La Trouble-Fête this Friday, the zombie bus that roamed our city streets last week will be back tomorrow! It will be at Place Jacques-Cartier from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the Place-des-Arts square (in front of Complexe Desjardins) from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Passers-by will have the chance to have their picture taken with the zombies and hear Catherine Éthier’s chilling stories of Montréal, to get everyone in the mood for a spooky, eerie weekend… Login/Register With: La Trouble-Fête (CNW Group/Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal) Advertisement Twitter Facebook LA TROUBLE-FÊTE IN THREE CHILLING EVENTSFriday, October 27, 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. – The Rise of the DeadWith Yann Perreau, the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal and many others!On Friday evening, some 40 skeletons, demons and their fiery associates will be on hand for the Rise of the Dead. And once stirred from their slumber, Montrealers will just have to kick up their heels, come what may!Starting at 6:30 p.m.: the Trouble-Fête’s Rise of the Dead – pyrotechnic artists, fire breathers, candle lighters, marionettes, visual artists, spooky tales and stories of Montréal in a carnival atmosphere. Face painters on site9 p.m.: Gothic choir and funeral march – Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal with string and piano quartet9:30 p.m.: Electro performance by Yann Perreau, who will put on a devilishly spirited show on the big stage.10:00 p.m.: DJ Stéphane CockeSaturday, October 28, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Zombie WalkThe largest zombie walk in Canada, with over 10,000 zombies roused from their graves by the Trouble-Fête taking over the streets of Montréal!1 p.m.: Site opens and activities: Face painting, competitions, surprise guests.4 p.m.: The fun starts on the Walk siteZombie mariachis, dismembered human marionettes, zombie military marching band and devilish floats5 p.m.: Start of the Zombie Walk.6:30 p.m.: Devilish choreography with 100 zombies, orchestrated by Gardy Fury.Musical programming at nightSunday, October 29, 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. – The Great Wizardry Fest: family activityAn event not to be missed by kids who dream of becoming apprentice witches and warlocks!The Place des Arts’ Esplanade and the Place des Festivals will be transformed into the Order of Junior Sorcerers and Sorceresses of Montréal’s sorcery village.With their Order passport, kids can collect stamps from workshops they take part in: magic wand making, a carrousel, makeup, magic spells and an enchanted forest!Starting at 3 p.m.: Young sorcerers and sorceresses parade to the Place des Festivals to put the Trouble-Fête back to sleep4 p.m.: The Creature finally goes back to sleep: show by Les Petites Tounes.About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th AnniversaryThe Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize celebrations and socioeconomic contributions to mark Montréal’s 375th anniversary in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces in carrying out its mandate: to mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage public funds, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.The Society benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal, the Quebec government, the Canadian government and private funding from 12 Great Montréalers. For more information, see http://www.375mtl.com.Get all the latest news in real time on our Twitter feed: @375Mtl.Follow us on Facebook.To learn more about the contribution of the Quebec government to Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations, click here. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday chaired a meeting of the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC), which cleared proposals of smart classrooms in NSUT and Phase IV construction in NSIT Dwarka. “Directorate of Training & Technical Education proposal for the construction of Smart class rooms in NSUT Campus, Sector-3, Dwarka will be of an estimated cost of Rs 26.79 crore,” said an official. The Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology became Netaji Subhas University of Technology last year to cater to the increased demand of students, the urgent requirement of temporary classrooms have arisen. Accordingly, a consultant has been appointed to prepare detailed drawings. It was decided that 10 classrooms each with capacity 17300 X 10000 & 17300 X 21550 for 125 students & 250 students respectively have been proposed to be constructed. The Cabinet also cleared Directorate of Training & Technical Education’s proposal for the construction of Building under Phase–IV in NSIT Campus, Sector-3, Dwarka at an estimated cost of Rs 202.12 crore. NSIT has a plot of land measuring 145 acres and has required land to create infrastructure for catering to the increased student strength “The present infrastructure is planned for 2650 number of students and the present strength is 3500 and expected to increase by 5000 from the 2019 Academic session,” said an official. He added that the present proposal is for Phase- IV of the project comprising of six buildings namely 4a, 4b,5a,5b,6a,6b and a basement. “Approval of DUAC has been received and other approvals such a Fire, DDA, Environment, Forest clearance are being pursued simultaneously,” said the official. The government also cleared the Health and Family Welfare Department proposal for the construction of G+22+ double basement building for establishing New Block for Medicine, Maternity and Advanced Paediatric Centre at Lok Nayak Hospital at an estimated cost of Rs 533.91 crore. Meanwhile, the Cabinet approved construction of integrated campus of GB Pant Engineering College. It also approved Corridor improvement project of Outer Ring Road From IIT to NH-8 & its influence areas.
Rabat – Award-winning Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun said this weekend that Moroccans voted for the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) during the October 7th elections because they “do not know the meaning of real democracy.”The Fes-born writer had been speaking at an Academy of France seminar, during which he bashed the PJD’s “racist” and “anti-gay” political ploys, while acknowledging that the 2011 constitution laid out a path for further democratization.The Paris-based author said the quality of Moroccan elections had greatly improved since the reign of King Hassan II – “when results were known even before the elections were held.” “It’s not just about voting, but voting for good people,” Ben Jelloun, who studied at the University of Rabat, explained. “I consider that Moroccan Islamists prevent new developments and progress in the country.”The poor state of the kingdom’s education system, which does not deliver the education the Moroccan youth deserve, leads to the election of Islamist parties, Ben Jelloun argued.“Justice is corrupt and everything is for sale and purchase, all principles and values,” he added.PJD Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane, who is currently forming the coalition that will rule the country for the next five years, said earlier this year that the Islamic nature of Morocco would prevent gay marriage from ever becoming legal in the kingdom.“These same governments want to force all countries to adopt this cause,” he said in February. “This is not in the interest of the individual, the family and is not acceptable in our religion.”
The Secretary-General is scheduled to depart on Saturday for China for three days of talks before arriving in Mongolia on 16 October for a two-day visit.Mr. Annan will then head to the five Central Asian Republics – Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan – from 17 to 23 October before returning to New York.
TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed higher Thursday amid rising commodity prices while traders appeared to take in stride a downgrade of Spain’s debt.The loonie also benefited from a stronger than expected trade report, rising 0.21 of a cent to 102.18 cents US.Statistics Canada says both imports and exports fell in August, narrowing the trade deficit with the world to $1.3 billion from $2.5 billion in July. Economists had expected a deficit of $1.85 billion.Standard & Poor’s cut its rating on Spain’s debt by two notches to BBB-minus late Wednesday, leaving the country on the verge of junk status, or non-investment grade.The Spanish government has so far refused to tap a new European Central Bank bond-buying facility that has been largely designed to keep a lid on the country’s borrowing rates. But market reaction was muted as some analysts think the downgrade will help push the government to finally request the help.Also, “S&P had previously downgraded Spain in late April 2012 and had warned at the time that the risk of further downgrades were clear,” observed Scotia Capital chief currency strategist Camilla Sutton.Meanwhile, the commodity sensitive loonie benefited from rising prices for oil and metals.The November crude contract continued to find support from worries that the Syrian conflict is escalating. Traders fear the civil war in Syria could grow into a wider regional conflict that could threaten oil supplies from Middle East producers. The Middle East and North Africa account for about a third of global oil production. Oil was up 82 cents to US$92.07 a barrel.December copper rose three cents to US$3.75 a pound while December bullion edged up $5.50 to US$1,770.60 an ounce. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 11, 2012 4:20 pm MDT Canadian dollar up, risk back on table amid rising commodities, Spain downgrade
Changing of the guard: Goldcorp VP to succeed president-CEO of Eldorado Gold by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 16, 2016 6:14 am MDT Last Updated Dec 16, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VANCOUVER – Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD) is hiring one of Goldcorp’s top executives to succeed Paul Wright, who is preparing to retire as president and CEO of the Vancouver-based mining company next year.Wright’s replacement will be George Burns, who has been chief operating officer of Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) — another Vancouver-based company and one of the world’s largest gold producers.In turn, Goldcorp has named one of its senior vice-presidents as its new chief operating officer — a position that’s often considered a company’s second-highest management position after CEO.Wright joined Eldorado in 1996 and held several management positions prior to becoming its president and CEO in 1999. He is planning to hand off the management roles after Eldorado’s annual meeting in April but remain as a director.Burns will also become a director on Eldorado’s board.Goldcorp’s new chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, will be Todd White — the company’s senior vice-president for technical services.
Le secret des souvenirs musicaux enfin percé ?Comment des personnes souffrant d’amnésie, dépourvues de tout souvenir concernant leur vie, parviennent-elles à se rappeler la musique ? Des scientifiques tentent de comprendre ce mystère, et avancent l’hypothèse selon laquelle les souvenirs musicaux pourraient être gardés par une partie spécifique du cerveau.Des chercheurs se sont penchés sur un étrange phénomène, observé notamment chez le musicien et chef d’orchestre britannique Clive Wearing. Aujourd’hui âgé de 73 ans, cet homme souffre depuis 26 ans d’une encéphalite herpétique qui le prive de mémoire. Mes ses connaissances musicales et son talent, eux, n’ont pas été atteints par la maladie. Autrement dit, Clive Wearing joue toujours du piano, lit des partitions, alors que la portée de sa mémoire ne dépasse pas dix secondes, l’empêchant de se souvenir de sa vie et des gens qui l’entourent.À lire aussiUne activité électrique détectée dans des mini-cerveaux développés en laboratoireOr, comme le rapporte le site de la BBC, une équipe de neurologues allemands a présenté lors d’une conférence organisée à Washington un cas similaire. Celui d’un violoncelliste souffrant de la même maladie, mais ayant conservé une mémoire musicale presque intacte. Ce phénomène interpelle les chercheurs qui pensent avoir trouvé une explication : les souvenirs musicaux pourraient être stockés de façon indépendante dans une région du cerveau, avance le Dr Carsten Finke, de l’Hôpital Universitaire de la Charité à Berlin.Pour parvenir à cette conclusion, les chercheurs se sont également appuyés sur le cas d’un patient canadien qui dans les années 1990, a perdu toute sa mémoire musicale après qu’une intervention chirurgicale a endommagé la partie du cerveau connue sous le nom de gyrus temporal supérieur. Le Dr Finke et son équipe suggèrent alors que les structures du cerveau utilisées pour stocker la mémoire musicale pourraient être ce gyrus temporal supérieur, ou les lobes frontaux.De la musique comme médicament ? De nouvelles recherches sont nécessaires pour confirmer cette hypothèse. “Mais ce qui est vraiment nouveau dans ce cas, c’est que nous avons pu montrer que dans une amnésie si sévère et dense, il existe encore un îlot intacte de la mémoire, la mémoire musicale” souligne Carsten Finke. Cette découverte ouvre la voie à de nouveaux traitements. “Nous pourrions peut-être réfléchir à une utilisation de la musique comme une prise de médicaments” explique le chercheur. La thérapie musicale, estime-t-il, pourrait aussi bien être appliquée aux musiciens qu’aux non-musiciens, car ils partagent le même système de mémoire.Le 27 novembre 2011 à 13:50 • Maxime Lambert
Google Assistant dans la lignée de Siri ?Le géant américain serait en train de mettre au point un assistant virtuel qui concurrencerait le Siri d’Apple sur iPhone 4S.Le projet “Google Assistant” serait donc en cours, selon le blog US TechCrunch, et remplacerait ou accompagnerait le projet Majel (en référence à l’actrice dont la voix était celle du terminal du vaisseau Enterprise dans Star Trek) cité fin 2011 sur le blog Androidandme. Fonctionnant sous Android, ce “Google Assistant” serait multi-plateformes et développerait le web sémantique et les informations du réseau Google+. De plus, Google souhaiterait que l’utilisateur puisse réellement effectuer des actions grâce à la reconnaissance vocale, à l’instar de ce que souhaite faire Microsoft avec Bing (réserver un billet d’avion par exemple etc).La concurrence s’organise donc autour de Siri (notre photo), qui n’a qu’à bien se tenir.Le 5 mars 2012 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambert
Police sends assurances about Kevino Smith Investigation Related Items:#BranvilleMcCartney, #ChrisMortimer, #magneticmedianews, dna Recommended for you Patty Smith heartbroken in son’s investigation Bahamas ‘Brave Davis’ wants to be Prime Minister and DNA gets new leader, ‘Bran’ steps down Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 6th 2017 – Nassau – Unable to gain any seats in the general election for a second time running, the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is now “restructuring”. The party, which is only six years old may also be getting a face lift as the present leader, Branville McCartney may soon be replaced.After only receiving 7,537 votes in the May 10th election, Branville McCartney seemed to have gone silent and disappeared from the public. The DNA leader is now speaking out for the first time since his defeat but is unable to confirm if he will remain the leader of the political party.Yesterday McCartney said, “In terms of me putting myself forward, that has not been determined as yet.” However, Deputy Leader, Chris Mortimer appeared much more confident by stating, “I can confirm that I will be looking into the leadership of the DNA fairly soon.”Mortimer also added, “I will be looking forward to taking up the mantle of leadership with respect to the DNA” and explained, “I believe that I have the support of a number of executives in the DNA and I’m looking forward to bringing the ideas that will transform our country. And I also believe that I will have the support of Mr. McCartney when I do stretch my wings and become the leader of the DNA.”McCartney revealed that the party will be meeting soon to discuss the way forward.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews