Trudeau names outgoing NDP MP Murray Rankin to lead new securityreview agency

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first_imgOTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making an outgoing New Democrat MP the chair of a new national-security review agency.Murray Rankin has been the member of Parliament for Victoria since 2012, but isn’t seeking re-election this fall.Trudeau is naming Rankin and University of Ottawa law professor Craig Forcese to the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency, whose job is to review any security or intelligence activities of the federal government to make sure they’re legal, reasonable and necessary.The agency is taking over from the Security Intelligence Review Committee, which had a narrower focus.That committee’s four members are staying on in the new group.Legislation passed just before Parliament broke for the summer revised the oversight system for Canada’s national-security agencies.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Book Review Russell Brand Revolution

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first_imgRussell Brand wants to shake up the way you think – and with his new book, Revolution, he aims to challenge almost everything you think about… well, everything.Russell Brand – RevolutionRevolution is Russell’s way of pushing for change, and explores the possibility that individuals can make a world of their own choosing. And although he is known for his off-beat comedy, Russell delivers a balanced view of how the world works and how we can make it better.A former addict, Russell draws on his own experiences – as well as those of the addicts, stars, friends and foes he has met on the way – to draw conclusions that are surprisingly refreshing.And along the way he spills the beans on the trappings of celebrity – in particular his experiences with celebrity charity events – and weaves in his thoughts on quantum physics, meditation, yoga, politics, corporations and everything in between.Russell is in a unique position to give his take on the way of the world – he works hard to help addicts, and has joined David Lynch in bringing meditation to at-risk youth. Friendly House honored him as Man Of The Year in 2011, and he has supported causes such as grief support, Multiple Sclerosis research, and Post-Traumatic Stress.Revolution is a self-help book with a difference. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, and yet its ideas work and give food-for-thought. It is a call-to-arms for those searching for a change from their day-to-day lives but don’t know where to start.Russell Brand’s Revolution is available at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and wherever good books are sold.Copyright ©2014Look to the Starslast_img read more

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EU for credible probe on missing

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The Delegation encourages Sri Lanka to draw on the support of international partners who may be able to assist with this challenging task. It also encourages the Government to respond to pending individual cases and to facilitate the request of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances to visit the country. The Delegation notes reports of Government plans to enact legislation criminalising enforced disappearances and looks forward to further progress in this regard.The EU says dealing with past disappearances, and preventing new ones, are important steps in helping the country to move forward. (Colombo Gazette) “Against this backdrop, the EU Delegation notes the recent appointment of a Presidential Commission to investigate disappearances during the war period. The Delegation hopes the Commission will approach its important and challenging task with determination and independence, helping to ensure credible and transparent investigations consistent with international standards,” the EU delegation said. The European Union (EU) Delegation in Sri Lanka today called for credible and transparent investigations into disappearances consistent with international standards.The EU said that in Sri Lanka, thousands of people disappeared during the war and while many cases date back to the unrest in the south in the 1970s and 1980s, others are much more recent, affecting people across the country, both during and after the war. read more

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Nine Iranians indicted at Negombo High Court

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Nine Iranians have been indicted in the Negombo High Court for heroin possession and trafficking.Another eight suspects have also been indicted on the same charges.

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NDP pledges more money to prevent disastrous effects of climate change

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GATINEAU, Que. — The NDP is promising to more than double the amount of federal money earmarked to prevent damage from natural disasters such as floods.During a campaign stop today in Gatineau, Que., NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh pledged to add $2.5 billion to the federal government’s disaster mitigation fund.Singh says the idea is to help people — like those in west Quebec who recently faced severe flooding — avoid disasters and be able to stay in their current homes.An increasing number of Canadian communities have experienced significant weather-related events and disasters triggered by natural hazards such as floods, wildland fires and droughtsThe national Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund has already set aside $2 billion to support large-scale infrastructure programs that help communities better manage such risks.The federal government says an increasing number of Canadian communities have experienced significant weather-related events and disasters triggered by natural hazards such as floods, wildland fires and droughts.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.It says these events are growing in frequency as a result of climate change. read more

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Lebanon UN envoy meets with officials on concerns over Blue Line violations

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Staffan de Mistura, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Personal Representative for southern Lebanon, held talks with Lebanon’s Minister of Defence, Khalil Harawi. Their meeting followed a number of incidents along the Blue Line, including rocket fire from Lebanese territory into the village of Ghahar, where five children were wounded in the attack. Israeli forces retaliated with artillery and air raids on targets in Lebanon. “No reasonable person can have doubts about the potential for escalation and miscalculation in this present climate,” Mr. de Mistura told reporters in Beirut on Sunday. Noting that Israel had retaliated to a Hezbollah attack the previous day by dropping 33 aerial bombs, he called on all sides to exercise restraint. The UN envoy urged the Lebanese Government to exert control over incidents originating from its territory and “to concretely take the necessary measures in order to not allow further violations from this side that could inflame the Blue Line.” read more

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Prime minister premier talk about EI and pipelines during Saskatchewan visit

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the press at a meeting with Saskatchewan Premiere Brad Wall in Saskatoon on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matt Smith by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 27, 2016 7:52 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 28, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Prime minister, premier talk about EI and pipelines during Saskatchewan visit SASKATOON – The prime minister pushed back Wednesday at federal Conservatives critical of his position on pipelines, as he visited Saskatchewan where the premier is pressing for action.Low energy prices are battering the province’s economy and have Premier Brad Wall’s government in the red, but Justin Trudeau opted to repeat his often-used line that the Conservatives had years to build a pipeline while in government and couldn’t get it done.“I have been crystal clear for years now on pipelines,” Trudeau while visiting a First Nations high school in Saskatoon.“One of the fundamental responsibilities of any Canadian prime minister — and this goes back centuries, from grain on railroads to fish and fur — is to get Canadian resources to international markets.“But what the Conservatives still refuse to understand is that in order to get our resources to market in the 21st century, we have to be responsible around the environment. We have to respect concerns that communities have and we have to build partnerships with indigenous peoples.”Trudeau said the best way to get a pipeline built is to co-operate with communities and First Nations along the route and to listen to their concerns.Wall said he knows the federal government has its own review process, but the premier said he believes Trudeau “is uniquely positioned to be a champion” for pipelines in Canada.The premier said he was encouraged by the chat with Trudeau.“I don’t think I got platitudes today. I think there was sincerity in the prime minister’s desire to get some pipelines approved to move product to tidewater,” said Wall.“I also said I’d continue to speak out for pipelines and on the face of these pipelines, especially Energy East, it makes eminent good sense for Canada to approve this, to give us a chance to displace the need to import foreign oil, to give us a chance to get a better value for our product, to see the jobs created by the pipeline, to make sure there’s less oil on rail — which is not as safe as oil in a pipeline — and he indicated that he fully expected people to make that case and I’ll be doing that.”Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose was also in Saskatchewan this week and accused Trudeau of waffling on support for pipelines since last year’s federal election. She said the pipeline approval process is vague and creates too much uncertainty in the oil industry, which translates into more job losses.The Council of Canadians and other groups said in an open letter Wednesday to Trudeau that any pipeline review must include true consultations with aboriginal communities.But the letter, while acknowledging that the economies and workforces of Alberta and Canada have been hit hard by a downturn in the energy sector, also cautioned Trudeau not to cave to pressure to build new pipelines.“Adding new pipelines will not solve economic woes caused by instability in world oil markets and a world that is rapidly — and necessarily — transitioning away from fossil fuels in order to safeguard our climate for future generations.”The letter, which was also signed by Greenpeace Canada, argued that pipeline projects “present significant risks not only to our shared climate, but to critical waterways along their paths.”Wall also pushed for expanded employment insurance benefits.The premier has praised extensions to EI coverage in 12 areas hit hard by the resource downturn, including northern Saskatchewan. But he’s also said Ottawa made a mistake when it didn’t include workers in southern Saskatchewan’s oil-producing regions.Wall said he will take Trudeau “at his word” that the situation is being monitored and there might be a chance of extending the benefits.Wall also said Trudeau assured him the federal government is committed to reducing the gap between what the province provides in education funding off-reserve and what Ottawa pays for on-reserve.Trudeau did not take questions after the private chat with Wall, but called it “a wonderfully positive meeting.” read more

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Rare earths – state of the market

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first_imgRoskill has released its new rare earths market report with forecasts out to 2026. Rare earths: Market Outlook to 2026, 16th Edition, 2016 is now available from Roskill Information Services.The permanent magnet and catalyst sectors will continue to provide the largest markets for rare earths in the next ten years to 2026.  Catalysts will continue to drive growth in the light rare earth elements lanthanum and cerium, while permanent magnets will lead growth in neodymium, praseodymium and dysprosium.Supply of some rare earths is far greater than that of others as a result of production methods and there is a discontinuity between supply and demand across the different elements.  Despite growth in catalyst (and, to a lesser extent, polishing and nickel metal hydride battery) demand, cerium and lanthanum will remain in substantial surplus to 2026.  Demand for neodymium, however, is beginning to outstrip supply.In the short-term to 2021, neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnet demand is forecast to grow strongly.  The traditional consumer electronics and automotive sectors account for the majority of NdFeB demand, but these magnets will experience strong growth from the emerging green technologies of wind turbines and new energy vehicles (NEVs).Between 2016 and 2021, global NdFeB magnet production is forecast to grow by 4-5%py.  Global NEV production could rise by 3.5-4.0M vehicles, while global wind power installations could increase by 0.4M MW according to Roskill’s new rare earth report.  Chinese NEV consumption will see high growth rates as these vehicles are exempt from city number plate lotteries.  The Chinese government is also offering a range of tax cuts and purchasing incentives to encourage the uptake of NEVs.As a result of increasing consumption, neodymium is expected to fall into deficit in 2016, although demand will initially be met by the drawdown of stocks.  The deficit is forecast to increase to 2021, making continued growth of NdFeB magnets unsustainable, despite efforts by rare earth producers to increase neodymium supply.The neodymium price will rise towards the point of inflection, above which, magnet consumers will begin to replace NdFeB magnet technologies with substitutes.  The green energy sector is the most vulnerable to price rises because of the large size of magnets used.  Technologies already in use in this industry as an alternative to permanent magnet motors include induction motors in NEVs and induction/synchronous generators in wind turbines.By 2021, it is expected that the high price of neodymium and concerns over supply availability will make projected growth rates of NdFeB demand unsustainable and demand for NdFeB magnets will fall rapidly from 2022, before stabilising at a much lower growth rate.  Overall, NdFeB magnet growth between 2021 and 2026 is forecast to be flat, possibly falling by up to -1%py.Demand for dysprosium will also grow from the use of magnets in high temperature applications (including NEVs) but manufacturers are actively trying to reduce dysprosium-containing magnet consumption wherever possible and to develop new ways to reduce intensity of dysprosium use. Little to zero dysprosium is consumed in wind turbines; maximising airflow allows for a lower operating temperature in this application.Neodymium prices rising but other rare earth prices will see little excitementThe price of neodymium (and, to a lesser extent praseodymium and dysprosium) will rise with increasing NdFeB magnet demand to 2026.  The price for most other rare earth elements, however, will decline over this period.  Lanthanum and cerium prices will be limited by surplus supply.  Prices for europium and terbium will fall considerably as demand from the phosphors industry continues to decline rapidly.  These two elements were previously perceived to be critical because of their high use and low availability.  The recent shift in the lighting industry, from fluorescent to LED lamps, however, has reduced demand for rare earth phosphors by around two thirds since 2011.China dominates global rare earth supply, accounting for an estimated 88% in 2016.  China’s position weakened slightly in the 2010s as ROW production increased with the start of mining by Lynas in Australia and by Molycorp in the USA.  Molycorp has since declared bankruptcy and closed its operations in 2015.Low prices for most rare earths to 2026 will discourage investment in new projects and the rare earth industry in the rest of the world is not expected to see a significant injection of new capacity.  Current producers may expand where possible to serve increasing neodymium demand.Illegal mining remains one of the main threats to rare earth prices going forward.  The Chinese government has committed to reduce illegally sourced material by introducing a raw material tracing system and granting great powers to raid and prosecute illegal miners, separators and distributors.  Mining from unofficial sources accounts for 25-30% of global rare earth supply in 2016 and is mainly carried out in the south of China where a large number of companies extract small quantities of heavy rare earths.The Chinese system of export quotas and taxes was scrapped in 2015 after China lost an appeal with the WTO.  Chinese rare earth compounds, metals and alloys exports are expected to rise by 17,100 t in 2016 but are unlikely to see a significant increase in future years as the vast majority of consumption takes place in China.  The Chinese government continues to encourage downstream processing and the export of manufactured goods over raw materials.  Some of the increase in 2016 may be a result of China filling the void left by Molycorp’s closure.last_img read more

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Luka Modric cool on Real Madrid future

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first_img2018 Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric wouldn’t say whether or not he will remain at Real Madrid at the end of his current contractThe Croatian playmaker has been at the Santiago Bernabeu since 2012 after completing a £30m transfer from Tottenham.Modric has since managed 13 goals and 42 assists in 277 appearances across all competitions for Real along with winning four Champions Leagues, three Club World Cups and a La Liga title.Come June 2020, Modric will be out of contract at the age of 34 with reports indicating that a new deal with Real is imminent.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).While club president Florentino Perez is keen to keep him, Modric refused to discuss a contract extension.“The only thing certain for now is that I’ll be with Madrid until the end of my contract,” Modric told Sportske Novosti.“Perez told me straight away in the summer – get it out of your head that you’re leaving Real, we have no theory to let you go.”Modric will likely start for Real in today’s La Liga game against 19th-place side Rayo Vallecano at the Santiago Bernabeu.last_img read more

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50 Infant Departments To Be Established At Primary Schools

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first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppJamaica, July 26, 2017 – Kingston – Some 50 infant departments are to be established at primary schools across the island under the Early Childhood Rationalisation Programme.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, made the disclosure during his presentation at the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference, at the Jamaica Conference Centre, today (July 24).Senator Reid said the Early Childhood Commission is currently working with the Ministry’s regional team to establish the infant departments.In addition, he said that another 70 per cent of the Early Childhood Institutions are being identified to be budgeted for the 2018/19 financial year.“So, in our new financial programme going forward, we are intent on providing the funding to transition these institutions into full public institutions,” Senator Reid said.The Administration allocated $50 million in the budget last year for renovation or modification works in primary schools to create infant departments in 30 schools.Some 28 schools have been completed, and work is in progress on two which are close to completion.Senator Reid informed that another $50 million has been earmarked in this year’s budget to carry out additional renovation works in primary schools to create infant departments.“Fortunately, the population has fallen over recent times by about 20 per cent and we are seizing the opportunity to use the excess capacity within the primary schools to attach infant departments,” he explained.The Minister said in the short term, children in all parishes will be provided with access to quality early-childhood infant school services that will positively impact their development.“In the long run, the provision of high quality early childhood education will result in improved student performance at primary and secondary levels and a reduction in the remedial education and social dependence, including welfare and the criminal justice systems,” Senator Reid said.Meanwhile, the Minister is encouraging members of the Diaspora to provide support to the Early Childhood sector.He added that this is an area that the Government is targeting, “as we are all aware that the first one thousand days are the most critical in our children’s lives.” Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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Ceremonial demolition to make way for new community center in El Cajon

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first_img Updated: 4:54 PM Ceremonial demolition to make way for new community center in El Cajon Ed Lenderman, Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIn El Cajon Wednesday, a ceremony heralding a much-needed addition to the community took place.KUSI’s Ed Lenderman was LIVE with the story. center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: December 27, 2017 December 27, 2017last_img read more

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Police locate missing elderly man in southwest MiamiDade

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first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have located an Southwest Miami-Dade elderly man who was reported missing.Officers issued a Silver Alert for 84-year-old Domingo Valido after he was reported missing Tuesday.Family members later reported that Valido had been located and reunited with his loved ones.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Chrissy Teigen accidentally leaked the entire first episode of her new show

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first_img 2 2019 movies to geek out over Well it looks like I have been fired for posting the whole thing thank u all for your kind texts and DMs please send job opportunities to same number— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 8, 2019 “Well it looks like I have been fired for posting the whole thing thank u all for your kind texts and DMs please send job opportunities to same number,” she said. “Anyhow if you didn’t watch 30 minutes of it online watch it TOMORROW AT 10PM on @nbc!!!! I am really proud of it and the new friendships and love affairs I made!!!”Some tweets suggested Teigen had deliberately leaked the episode for publicity. “Can’t tell if this is intentional? I mean, @chrissyteigen is a pretty savvy person…Either way, kinda great publicity,” one person tweeted.Teigen simply pointed to an earlier tweet in May where she’d said she was “so stupid and so tired please stop expecting things.” Teigen also blamed the company, saying “Why would they SEND IT is my question!!!!!” “why r u yelling at me :(” she responded to another online critic.Teigen’s already moved on, though — she’s now tweeting about the time she screenshotted someone’s Instagram photo and accidentally sent it to that person along with a strongly worded comment. Chrissy Teigen has accidentally leaked episode one of her new show, Bring The Funny. David Livingston/Getty Images Chrissy Teigen, one of the internet’s favorite funny women, majorly messed up on Monday afternoon. Despite the massive giveaway of the video being titled “for review only,” she accidentally leaked the entire first episode of her new NBC show Bring the Funny a day early.”GUYSSSSSS! so excited to share a clip of my new show BRING THE FUNNY!! Premieres TOMORROW, 10PM after AGT on @NBC!!!!” she tweeted Monday afternoon.It was swiftly removed from YouTube, but for a few minutes there, people were able to watch the whole half-hour first episode. Twitter was quick to react. “Uhh that’s a whole episode, my dude,” one person said. “Chrissy abort this tweet you shared the whole episode,” another added.Teigen, who also previously caused a blender war on Twitter, tweeted an update 40 minutes later, joking about losing her job. TV and Movies Culture Onlinecenter_img Tags Why would they SEND IT is my question!!!!!— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 8, 2019 Comments 77 Photos Share your voicelast_img read more

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Lightning kills 5 in Habiganj Kishoreganj

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first_imgLightningFive people, including four farmers, were killed in separate lightning strikes in Habiganj and Kishoreganj districts on Sunday, according to UNB.In Habiganj, two farmers died as they were struck by lightning at Sujonpur village in Lakhai upazila in the afternoon.The deceased were identified as Nakul Miah, 55, son of late Abdul Kadir, and Apan Miah, 30, son of Delwar Ali of the village.The duo was working in a local paddy field when a thunderbolt hit them, killing them on the spot, said Lakhai upazila parishad chairman Arif Ahmed Rupam.In Kishoreganj, two farmers died in separate lightning strikes in Bajitpur upazila in the afternoon.The deceased were identified as Towhid Miah ,27, son of Samed Miah of Baherbali village, and Abdur Rashid, 35, son of Abdul Majid hailing from Barhatta upazila in Netrakona district.Locals said Rashid was hit by lightning while harvesting paddy at Maijchar haor around 4:30pm, leaving him dead on the spot.In another incident, Towhid was struck by a thunderbolt while harvesting paddy at Baherbali haor around 5:30pm.In Mithamain upazila, a woman was killed and her husband injured in a lightning strike at Bhurbhuri village.The deceased is Rupchand Begum while the injured is Farhad Chowdhury of the village.Locals said a thunderbolt hit the couple around 7:30pm when they went to their cropland near their residence.Rupchand died on the spot and Farhad sustained burn injury in the incident.last_img read more

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How To Measure Workers Competency And Maximize Productivity

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first_imgFlorian MartinJaih Shah and Christiane Spitzmueller will be giving a workshop on competency management at the “Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas” conference in Houston on Nov. 7.People are a company’s most valuable asset. But how do you make sure they’re giving you the best return of your investment?For this week’s Bauer Business Focus, News 88.7’s Florian Martin spoke with two people who will be giving a workshop on competency management at the “Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas” conference in Houston on Nov. 7.Jai Shah is managing partner at human resources software company Hula Partners and Christiane Spitzmueller is a psychology professor at the University of Houston.You can listen to the interview by clicking on the play button above. X Share Listen 00:00 /03:37 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: last_img read more

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Convention Of States Legislation Passes Texas Senate

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first_imgThe Texas Senate has passed a trio of measures, calling for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. The effort now moves to the state House of Representatives.Governor Greg Abbott made the call for a Convention of States one of his emergency items for the legislative session. House Speaker Joe Straus hasn’t shown the same level of enthusiasm for a convention as Abbott or other state leaders. But that’s likely to make little difference in the end.“My guess is that an emergency item is an emergency item, and the Speaker will let it go through,” says Jon Taylor, chair of the political science department at the University of Saint Thomas. “I can also say that there are enough supporters in the House that even if Straus doesn’t want it, enough Republican supporters in the House, that you could still see the thing get through.”The three measures – SB 21, SJR 2, and SJR 38 — all hinge on using Article V of the Constitution to call for a national convention. The aim of such a convention would be to pass a series of amendments limiting the power of the federal government, including imposing term limits on members of Congress.So far eight other states have adopted legislation similar to Texas’. The Constitution requires two-thirds of the states to do so before a convention can take place, 34 states out of the total 50. Listen X 00:00 /01:09 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

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Mayor pushes for rainwater harvesting

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first_imgKolkata: The state government is contemplating to go for rainwater harvesting mandatory in Bengal to tide over the drinking water crisis, Firhad Hakim, urban development minister said on Thursday.He said: “Though we are fortunate to have River Hooghly from where water is being lifted and treated before supplying to individual households but steps should be taken to stop wastage of drinking water. The government is contemplating to make rain water harvesting mandatory,” he said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataExperts have pointed out that by 2050, 40 per cent of the Indian population will be affected by drinking water crisis. Already drinking water scarcity has been reported from Maharastra, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. He said awareness campaign to conserve drinking water will be launched. Drinking water is used to wash cars, water the roadside trees, cleaning, flushing and gardening. Moreover, in many areas filtered water is wasted through the roadside taps. Around 40 million gallons of filtered water is wasted every day. Many people said as there is no water tax in Bengal people waste drinking water. The KMC supplies 44.50 crore gallon of filtered water daily. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIt may be recalled earlier, the KMC used to supply unfiltered water to clean the city streets and it was supplied to individual households from Mullickghat pumping station. There was separate overhead tanks to store unfiltered water. This water was used for flushing. The system of cleaning the city roads with unfiltered water was stopped following outbreak of Cholera in the mid 1960s after some slum dwellers consumed unfiltered water. If rainwater is harvested, then this water will be used for cleaning, flushing, gardening and washing cars. It may be mentioned that Shanta Sheela Nair, Commissioner of Chennai Municipal Corporation was first to make rainwater harvesting mandatory in India. Later, it was used by the Rajasthan government. It may be mentioned that in New Town, a pilot project on rainwater harvesting has been introduced. Around 2000 litres of rainwater is harvested and the water is used for water organic farming which is being carried out of the roof top of a commercial market. Also, the water I the Sewage Treatment plants in Sector V in Salt Lake and New Town is recycled and this water is used for watering roadside plants and tall tree gardens.last_img read more

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Indian police drop charges against Tibet holy man

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first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths The 27-year-old monk is seen as a possible successor to the Dalai Lama as the head of the Tibetan freedom movement in exile. He left Tibet in 2000, and has since been living at the monastery in Sidhbari, just outside Dharmsala where the Dalai Lama has been based since fleeing the Himalayan region in 1959.China’s government reviles the Dalai Lama, accusing him of pushing for independence for Tibet and inciting a spate of self-immolations among protesters there.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Top Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family NEW DELHI (AP) – Indian authorities have dropped charges against Tibetan Buddhism’s third most important leader involving $1.35 million in cash discovered at his monastery in northern India.Police had seized the money _ found in some two dozen currencies including a large sum of Chinese yuan _ from the Karmapa’s headquarters outside Dharmsala, where the Dalai Lama and Tibetan government-in-exile are based. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation On a recommendation from prosecutors, however, a judicial magistrate on Monday “decided to delete his name” from the charge sheet listing nine other suspects, Assistant Public Prosecutor Ram Swaroop Sharma said.The next hearing is set for Aug. 4, and the defendants could face up to 10 years if convicted.The Karmapa’s office said it was relieved. It has said the money was from donations from his followers, who come from around the world, and was mishandled by staff unaware of Indian laws on undeclared cash. They said the Karmapa spent his time only in religious teaching and had no involvement in the trust.“We have maintained all along that the allegations against His Holiness were baseless,” the office’s deputy general secretary Karma Chungyalpa said in a statement, adding that great spiritual masters were not involved in financial administration and money matters.The Karmapa himself thanked the Indian government for giving him and thousands of Tibetans asylum, saying “India has been my home for almost half of my life.”Last year’s raid on the Gyuto Monastery was unprecedented and particularly surprising since the Karmapa, Ugyen Thinley Dorje, is revered by Tibetans and Buddhists. India has gone to great lengths to provide asylum to Buddhist leaders who have fled Tibet, including the Dalai Lama. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories Men’s health affects baby’s health too Comments   Share   last_img read more

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Global DMS Launches Enhanced Mobile App for Appraisers

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first_imgGlobal DMS Launches Enhanced Mobile App for Appraisers October 16, 2014 492 Views Global DMS, a provider of Web-based compliant valuation management software, announced the launch of Appraisal Tracking On Mobile (ATOM), a new app designed to improve appraisers’ field productivity by enhancing their ability to communicate and access information.Available on iOS and Android devices, ATOM gives users easy access to Global DMS’ eTrac valuation management platform, allowing them to view their pipelines, manage orders, contact borrowers to schedule inspection dates, and obtain directions to the property, all from their mobile device.ATOM also features an integrated help system to address on-the-fly questions appraisers might have and automatically synchronizing calendar tools, making calendar appointment management seamless.”We want to do everything we can to make our clients and their customers’ jobs as easy as possible,” said Vladimir Bien-Aime, president and CEO of Global DMS. “ATOM is a very effective communication, workflow and task management tool that helps users who are on the go quickly and efficiently complete appraisals in full compliance using comprehensive mobile technology automation.” Sharecenter_img in Headlines, News, Technology Appraisals Company News Global DMS 2014-10-16 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

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The Losses After the Wildfire

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first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Market Studies, News, Servicing November 27, 2018 1,215 Views The Losses After the Wildfire The deadly blaze that tore into many parts of California has finally been contained, officials announced on Sunday. However, it has left behind a trail of losses between $15 billion and $19 billion, according to an analysis by CoreLogic.The report contains the updated residential and commercial loss estimates from the wildfires based on the latest post-containment perimeter of both the Camp and Woolsey Fires. The analysis recorded a total loss in the range of $11 billion and $13 billion from the Camp Fire,  the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. Additionally, estimated losses from Woolsey Fire in Southern California are estimated to be between $4 billion to $6 billion. Residential and commercial properties account for building, content, and additional living expenses. The estimated losses include damage caused by fire, smoke, demand surge and debris removal. The residential loss from Campfire alone is between $8 billion to $9 billion. Woolsey fires ravaged infrastructure worth $3.5 to $5.5 billion in the residential space and $0.5 billion in commercial losses. Since fire is covered under a standard homeowners’ policy, the majority of homeowners are likely to have some protection from the financial challenges surrounding recovery, the analysis indicated. As part of FEMA’s federal aid program to help those affected by the fire, a loan of up to $2 million was made available for business property losses not fully compensated by insurance. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have authorized servicers to suspend or reduce homeowner’s mortgage payments immediately for up to 90 days if they have been affected by a disaster. Payment forbearance of up to 12 months is available in many circumstances. Foreclosures and other legal proceedings are also to be suspended.“These wildfires have been a personal and financial tragedy for many families,” Tom Larsen, principal, Industry Solutions at CoreLogic said.“The proper estimation of the value of a home is critical because often in situations of wildfire, the home is completely lost. A deficient valuation can lead to a situation where homeowners have inadequate funding to replace their home.” center_img California Wildfires Camp Fires CoreLogic Fannie Mae FEMA Freddie Mac Tom Larsen Woolsey Fires 2018-11-27 Donna Joseph Sharelast_img read more

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