Australia to bar return of citizens who fought for IS

first_imgSydney: Australia is poised to bar its citizens who have fought for the Islamic State militant group from returning home for up to two years, under new laws discussed in parliament Tuesday. The controversial legislation would give hardline Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton the ability to invoke “exclusion orders” to prevent suspected terrorists from returning to the country. It is based on similar legislation introduced in the United Kingdom, where a judge is tasked with deciding whether to impose an exclusion order. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USDutton told parliament in early July the bill targets 230 Australians who travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight for Islamic State, 80 of whom he said were still in active conflict zones. Concerns have been raised that the Australian proposal could be unconstitutional and places too much power in the minister’s hands, with the opposition Labor Party calling for it to be referred back to a parliamentary intelligence and security committee for further consideration. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsHowever, shadow home affairs minister Kristina Keneally said in a statement the opposition would support the bill but wanted a scheme that was “constitutional, keeps Australians safe and that withstands High Court challenges”. It is one of several controversial measures being considered by parliament in the first legislative sitting week since Australia’s conservative government was re-elected in May. Other proposals include repealing the so-called “Medevac” law that allows sick asylum seekers and refugees held in Pacific camps to be brought to Australia for medical treatment. The opposition has to date appeared reluctant to back a repeal of the law, with Labor leader Anthony Albanese telling Sky News on Tuesday he did not believe the government had made a case for change.last_img read more

MMIW vigil held in the shadow of the Peace Tower

first_imgAnnette Francis APTN News There were vigils for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across Canada Wednesday.In Ottawa, in the shadow of the Peace Towers, families and supporters gathered to remember loved ones lost. <> A look at the Sisters in Spirit Vigil 2017 in Ottawa. Images Todd Lamirande/APTN.last_img

More EMS funding

The Liberals announced a 4.5% increase in funding for EMS services in Hamilton.That translates to an increase of $746,000 and more than $17-million in funding this year for land ambulance services in the city. The Liberals say the government will continue to work with municipalities to meet the commitment to fund 50% of land ambulance operating costs. MPP Ted McMeekin says the province funds half of the costs and municipalities pick up the tab for the other half.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 read more

Demand rising for UNs Western Sahara family visits programme

A week after the first round of successful visits, two more groups of Saharans – ranging in age from four to 72 – are being flown today by MINURSO to meet their relatives.This morning 23 people left Laayoune in Western Sahara for Tindouf in southern Algeria, where thousands of Saharans live in five nearby refugee camps. The same plane is scheduled to transport 24 people from Tindouf to Laayoune this afternoon.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which has helped organize the family visits programme, said there has been high demand among Saharans to take part. At least 1,400 have applied.UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond told reporters at its headquarters in Geneva that the flights to and from Laayoune will continue until the end of the month, when flights will shift to Dakha and eventually Smara and Boujdour.Visits are currently confined to five days, but Mr. Redmond said that UNHCR and MINURSO will eventually “try to accommodate individual family situations and perhaps exceptionally allow the extension of stays for humanitarian reasons.”The programme’s aim is to promote face-to-face contact between people separated since the outbreak of war on Spain’s withdrawal from Western Sahara in the mid-1970s.Since then, Morocco and the Frente POLISARIO (Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro) have been in dispute over Western Sahara’s future permanent status. MINURSO has been in place since April 1991 to try to resolve the issue.Mr. Redmond voiced satisfaction at the way the operation is working, “particularly with the way the Algerian and Moroccan authorities and the POLISARIO movement have cooperated to make this happen.” read more

IronPlanet to host another Cat Auction Services event in Europe

first_imgIronPlanet has announced that Bergerat Monnoyeur, an exclusive dealer of Caterpillar equipment in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania and Algeria, are to host the first Cat Auction Services sale to be held in Belgium. The “landmark” auction will be held on October 6 at Van der Vlist Belgium Bvba, Zeebrugge, and follows the success of IronPlanet’s Cat Auction Services April auction in Rockingham, UK. This will be the first time that Cat Auction Services has held an on-site auction in continental Europe.“We are thrilled that Bergerat Monnoyeur is hosting our first Cat Auction Services sale in Belgium,” said IronPlanet President Jeff Jeter. “This follows our successful on-site sale in Rockingham last April that drew premium buyers from 33 countries, and more than 17,500 bidders. This included our online audience who were able to bid in real-time along with the bidders in the room. Our unique Leaderboard technology makes for a lively auction with global participation and competitive pricing – bidders in the room can bid upon equipment not on-site and online bidders get the same quality IronPlanet experience that they get from our weekly sales.”In IronPlanet’s April on-site auction, all 176 items that were up for auction sold, which amounted to almost £5 million in gross merchandise volume. IronPlanet’s first on-site Cat Auction Services sale in Belgium is to be aimed at premium buyers of used equipment from the European market. In addition, the auction will be supported by IronPlanet’s online marketplace, allowing bidders to virtually attend from anywhere across the globe.IronPlanet’s partner for the upcoming land-based auction is Bergerat Monnoyeur, part of the Monnoyeur Group. The auction will feature a high volume of Cat machines supplied by Bergerat Monnoyeur as well as machines from its network of dealers. In advance of its October auction, each machine will be showcased on IronPlanet.com, and any buyers who are unable to attend the event in person have the opportunity to bid online in real-time.David Crochu, Sales Director at Bergerat Monnoyeur, commented on this exciting new partnership: “We are delighted to partner with IronPlanet at such a pivotal time, following their success at Rockingham. Through this new alignment with IronPlanet, we are able to offer our customers a range of remarketing solutions – including a global audience for their used equipment – and in turn grow the scale of our used equipment division.”He added “this auction offers an excellent opportunity for Bergerat Monnoyeur to increase customer awareness of our extensive used equipment inventory. At the auction we will also have a number of Used Equipment Managers on-hand to offer information. We look forward to hosting the first Cat Auction Services sale in Belgium; we believe that it is just the beginning in IronPlanet’s auction success in Europe.”All units sold at auction will be backed by IronPlanet’s IronClad Assurance® equipment condition certifications and proven inspection reports, which detail the exact condition and quality of the machines being sold. Buyers will also benefit from having a Cat certification on certain models, as well as financing options offered by Cat Financial.last_img read more

EHF CL Kielce and Vardar with important away wins

8. KIF Kolding Kobenhavn122010307:375(-68)4 4. MOL-Pick Szeged13715378:363(15)15 3. HC Vardar13805382:347(35)16 2. KS Vive Tauron Kielce13832398:373(25)19 Vive Tauron Kielce and RK Vardar Skopje celebrated important away win which keep them in the race for position 1,2 and 3 in Preliminary Group. Polish champions won in France against Montpellier 32:27, while Macedonians conquered Hungarian Szeged 31:29 (13:14).Montpellier Agglomeration HB – Vive Tauron Kielce 27:32 (16:17)Montpellier: Gerard, Bellahcene 1, Siffert – Anguetil, Borges, Costa 5, Dolenec 4, Esteki, Fabregas 5, Gajić 2/1, Guigou 4/1, Kavticnik 1, Simonet 3, Toumi, Villeminot 2.Vive: Szmal, Sego – Aquinagalde 6, Bielecki 2, Buntić 2, Chrapkowski 2, Cupić 7/4, Jachlewski 1, Jurecki 3, Kus, Lijewski 3, Paczkowski 2, Strlek 4, Zorman.STANDINGS: 4. Rhein-Neckar Löwen12714325:307(18)15 1. FC Barcelona Lassa131012397:352(45)21 7. IFK Kristianstad132110379:416(-37)5 6. Montpellier HB13319346:379(-33)7 ← Previous Story Talant Dujshebaev is new Polish NT coach! Next Story → EHF CL: RNL beat KIF Kolding to fight for third place at “Blaugrana” read more

People from all over the country travel to Dáil Lockout protest

first_imgIn the 80s, I had to travel to the US due one recession and when I returned I was right back into another one. More than 80,000 kids have had to emigrate and it is just low to hear the rhetoric being bandied about that it is an ‘opportunity’ for them. I know all about it – I’ve been there.These kids are struggling over there, struggling to get jobs, living undocumented and depending on a sympathetic network of Americans to help them out. Disability cutsCarol Flanagan from Galway also travelled up to Dublin today to be at the gates at Leinster House this morning.Holding a photo of her deceased daughter, she said she was there to protest against the disability cuts. As a carer for her daughter, she said the cuts that have been done to disability allowances have had a huge effect on people across the country and said people should “take no more”.Another protester, Helen Murray received a round of applause from the group when she crossed the road holding a piece of paper with “one angry mother” written in red pen.Helen Murray outside the Dáil this morning. “I am here today to protest against austerity and the cuts being imposed on us. I would like to see the politicians have to live and support a family on the wage I am on. They are in there laughing at us,” said Murray.TurnoutShe added that she was rather disappointed with the turnout. “I would have liked to see more people here today. I travelled up from Kilkenny on the bus today. I could have spent that €15 on something else, on three meals for my family this week, but I decided to come here. People are whining about the state of the country, but there has to be a point where people say they have had enough and come out on the streets”.Mark Fitzsimmons travelled from Navan to be at the protest today. Fitzsimmon has had both his eyes removed and says he knows all too well about the cuts to disability.Holding his cane in one hand and a speakerphone in the other, Fitzsimmons said there have been “cruel cuts” to everyone, adding that the government had unjustly attacked the elderly and the vulnerable.Martin O’Rourke from Navan said he took the day off to be at the protest today and said he wanted more people to come out on the streets today, in a peaceful manner, he added.“They [the government] know that we are complacent and they are taking advantage of that. Everyone needs to fight the cuts, in some way, we all must find a way to rebel, be it big or small”.Here is Carol Flanagan, Helen Murray, Mark Fitzsimmons and Martin O’Rourke on why they wanted to protest today:You can view a livestream of the protest here.There will be another update on how the protest is going later in the afternoon, so stay tuned… Crowd gathering at ‘Lock the government out of the Dáil’ protest> THIS MORNING ABOUT 150 people gathered outside Leinster House for the Dáil Lockout Protest.The ‘Lock the government out of the Dáil’ protest was organised in response to people’s disillusionment with the government and against austerity.Members of the public gathered at both gates of Leinster House, while gardaí stood guard at the barricades.In the middle of the crowd stood one man with a speakerphone, Dominick Gaughran. One would think he was one of the organisers, but no, he is just a regular worker, he said.Dominick Gaughran speaking at the protest today. Gaughran, a firefighter from Wexford said he travelled to Dublin today to voice his anger at the government. He said he began to take an interest in politics about two years ago, when the economy was doing particularly bad. He joined Sinn Fein briefly, but soon realised they were not the party for him.“I was desperate to make a change, to try and make a difference. My family is a single income family and we are struggling. Everyone, including me, has had to tighten our belts, and thankfully we have gotten on top of things now, but I can’t sit by idly and not do something,” he said.George McAnaspie travelled to Dublin with Dominick today. He said:last_img read more

He was brave and knew no fear Derry bids farewell to inspirational

first_img Thursday 23 Mar 2017, 12:29 PM Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Image: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO Share12 Tweet Email1 9 Comments 20,659 Views http://the42.ie/3302502 Every manager in the country wanted Ryan McBride but his roots were in DerryWatch: Soccer Republic’s touching tribute to Ryan McBride ‘He was brave and knew no fear’ – Derry bids farewell to inspirational captain Ryan McBride The 27-year-old footballer is being laid to rest today in Derry following his untimely death.center_img Mar 23rd 2017, 12:29 PM HUNDREDS OF MOURNERS lined the streets of Derry today to pay their final respects to Derry City FC captain Ryan McBride, who died suddenly on Sunday just hours after leading his team to a 4-0 victory over Drogheda United.The 27-year-old’s funeral took place at St Columba’s Church, with team-mates and coaches flanking the hearse on its way. President Michael D Higgins and FAI chief executive John Delaney were among those in attendance.Ryan McBride, who grew up just a stone’s throw from the club’s Brandywell stadium, is being laid to rest in Derry’s city cemetery. Since making his debut in 2011, the defender played over 170 games for the club, more than 50 of them as captain.“We think of him as an athlete on his prime, who achieved much and still had great potential, a versatile and accomplished footballer, of the thrilling moments he brought to so many supporters of Derry City, and across Ireland, over the past seven years,” said Father Aidan Mullan.“The club management, the team, the supporters, all have been caught up in his natural footballing ability; in his courageous play. As has been said many times, Ryan would put his head where other players would not put their boot. He was brave and knew no fear.“As captain he was an inspirational leader in the dressing room and on the field of play. In the last several weeks Ryan was pivotal in great performances and contributed greatly to Derry’s perfect start to the season; quick reflexes, heady play and competitive spirit made him a great role model for many young boys and girls as well as City supporters and fans throughout the area.” Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO Source: PA Wire/PA Images Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHOAt the church service, an emotional Derry City manager Kenny Shiels read a poem in tribute to his inspirational captain:In your absenceOur trojan warriorYou’ve ran your last raceYour passion and energy, you just loved the placeIn your absenceWith love and respectIn your absenceWe will never forgetYou were our captainWithout all the hypeThe one and the onlyOur top CandystripeIn your absenceWe will endeavour to fightIn your absenceWith all of our mightOur Brandywell boyYou wore stripes with great prideIt made you so happyTo play in the sideIn your absenceWe still feel you hereThe big number fiveSo vivid, so clearRyan, we love youWith all of our heartA giant so gentleAnd now we’re apartIn your absenceWe will still play the gameBut in your absenceIt won’t be the same By Paul Dollery Image: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Une souche très rare du VIH sétend à dautres pays africains

first_imgUne souche très rare du VIH s’étend à d’autres pays africainsSelon des médecins français, une souche très rare du VIH, qui n’avait jusqu’ici été observée qu’au Cameroun, circule désormais dans le reste du continent africain.Il existe deux types de virus du sida, le VIH-1, majoritaire, et le VIH-2 peu fréquent. Le VIH-1 est lui-même subdivisé en trois groupes : M, à l’origine de la pandémie mondiale et deux autres groupes très rares, O et N. Or, jusqu’à présent, les seuls cas rapportés d’infection par le VIH du groupe N l’ont été chez des patients vivant au Cameroun. Identifié pour la première fois en 1998 dans ce pays chez une femme qui a développé le sida, sur les plus de 12.000 personnes infectées par le VIH vivant au Cameroun, seuls 12 cas d’infection par un virus du groupe N ont été retrouvés.Mais le Pr François Simon (hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris) et ses collègues du Centre national de référence du virus de l’immunodéficience humaine de Rouen rapportent dans la revue médicale The Lancet le cas d’un homme de 57 ans, vivant en France, chez qui une infection par le groupe N a été diagnostiquée. Admis en janvier 2011 aux urgences de l’hôpital Saint-Louis, l’homme rentrait du Togo.En retraçant l’histoire ce cet homme, les médecins estiment que l’infection a probablement été contractée lors de rapports sexuels au Togo, ce qui suggère que les virus du groupe N circulent désormais hors du Cameroun. Pour les médecins, l’identification de ce cas est particulièrement importante en raison des symptômes sévères présentés par le patient et de la chute précoce de son taux de CD4 (marqueur de l’immunité).Une combinaison de cinq médicaments antirétroviraux a montré une bonne efficacité initiale, mais un suivi immunologique et virologique à long terme est nécessaire, selon les médecins cités par romandie.com. Le 25 novembre 2011 à 11:02 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Joaquin heads for The Bahamas

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Sept 2015 – According to the Bahamas Department of Meteorology, Joaquin is now a hurricane and a warning is in effect for the Central and Northwest Bahamas. It is forecast that Hurricane Joaquin will strengthen in the next 48 hours. Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bahamas, hurricane, joaquin Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Nowlast_img read more

Vancouver NAACP to host Juneteenth event Saturday

first_imgWhat: Vancouver’s Juneteenth celebration, the oldest known celebration of black freedom and the end of slavery, begun in Galveston, Texas. Vancouver’s event will feature speeches and poetry readings, music and food vendors.When: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.Where: Marine Park, Southeast Columbia Way and Marine Park Way (near the Water Resources Education Center).Information: Marva Edwards, 360-909-7688, or http://www.naacpvanc.org.The local branch of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization is getting reorganized and raising its profile in Vancouver, says Marva Edwards, president of the local NAACP.The effort begins Saturday with a public celebration of Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day. People will gather in the afternoon at Marine Park for historical talks, poetry readings, music and more. You’re welcome to bring a picnic, but food vendors will on hand, too.Juneteenth is the oldest annual celebration of black freedom and the end of slavery in America. “It’s when news reached the slaves in Texas that the war was over and they were really free,” Edwards said. “It was their freedom day, so it’s our freedom day, too.”President Abraham Lincoln freed slaves in the Confederacy in 1862 as a wartime contingency through the Emancipation Proclamation, and the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution permanently banned slavery throughout the nation in early 1865 (as recently portrayed in the movie “Lincoln”) — but Texas still refused to comply, even after the war officially ended in April.last_img read more

TS Govt should protect Bhoodan lands CPI Chada Venkat Reddy

first_imgDharna Chowk: The CPI party state secretary, Chada Venkat Reddy, has demanded that the state government save Bhoodhan lands from land sharks. He also asked it to focus on construction of double-bedroom houses for the poor. He was speaking at a protest organised by CPI party here on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, Chada Venkat Reddy alleged that the real-estate businessmen and land sharks, in connivance with TRS party, had encroached thousands of acres of Bhoodan lands which were collected by Acharya Vinoba Bave through Bhoodan movement. He criticised the government for not fulfilling the promise it gave to the CPI during an all-party meeting that 125 yards of land would be given to each poor family for constructing houses. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Criticising TRS working president KTR, Venkat Reddy said that the election promise KTR made before GHMC election of providing double bedroom houses had remained unfulfilled promise. He said that the state government failed to address public issues and did not deserve to remain in power. He appealed all the parties to stage a united fight against the government in the forthcoming GHMC elections and ensure that TRS party was taught a lesson.Among those who participated in the protest were CPI leaders ET Narsimha Chaya Devi, Sarva Srinivasan, Shankar Naik, Rakesh Singh, AITUC leaders VS Bose, Mannan, Srikanth, Harinath Goud, former minister Ravindra Naik and others.last_img read more

Kamal Raju Kanakaiah take charge as Khammam Kothagudem ZP

first_imgKhammam: Lingala Kamal Raju took charge as the Zilla Parishad (ZP) Chairman of Khammam district, here at the ZP office on Wednesday. A swearing-in ceremony was conducted by District Collector RV Karnan to the 20 newly elected Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituency (ZPTC) members.Kamal Raju is the first chairman of Zilla Parishad after the bifurcation of the erstwhile Khammam district. He won the election from Madhira mandal. Local legislators Puvvada Ajay Kumar, Sandra Venkata Veeraraiah and Ramulu Naik, MLC Balasani Laxmi Narayana, former MP Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy, Mayor Papa Lal and other senior party leaders congratulated Kamal Raju. Also Read – Non-bailable warrant to Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury Advertise With Us After the swearing-in, TRS party leaders felicitated the members at a programme held at a private function hall. Kamal Raju thanked the party leaders and cadres for extending their cooperation.Zilla Parishad Chief Executive Officer Priyanka, other officials and staff attended the programme.Similarly, in Kothagudem, Koram Kanakaiah took charge as Zilla Parishad Chairman on Wednesday. Kanakaiah, a former MLA, was elected as ZPTC from Tekulapally mandal in the district. District Collector Rajat Kumar Saini administered oath to Kanakaiah and 21 newly-elected ZPTC members at ZP hall. Legislators Vanama Venkateswara Rao, Ramulu Naik, Rega Kantha Rao and M Nageswara Rao and former MP Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy congratulated the members. Kanakaiah is the first ZP chairman of the Bhadradri-Kothagudem district.last_img read more

5monthold boy falls to death from mothers arms during mugging

first_imgA five-month-old baby boy died after it slipped from mother’s arms as muggers were trying to snatch her purse at Doyaganj in Sutrapur area of the city on Monday morning.The infant was Arafat, son of Shah Alam and Aklima Begum, hailing from Shariatpur town.Police said the tragic incident took place when Aklima was heading towards Shanir Akhra in a rickshaw along with their baby boy, Arafat, around 7:00am.When they reached Doyaganj, the muggers intercepted the rickshaw and grabbed Aklima’s purse. As Aklima tried to resist the muggers, the baby slipped from her arms and suffered serious injuries.The baby was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where physicians declared it dead, said Bachchu Miah, in-charge of DMCH police outpost.Earlier, Shah Alam along with his family members arrived in Dhaka by a launch from Shariatpur.Alam sent his wife along with Arafat to a relative’s house in Shanir Akhra and he moved to the DMCH with his ailing son Al Amin, 2, for medical treatment, Bachchu Miah added.last_img read more

Through the eras

first_imgDelhi Art gallery presents a solo show of artist Amitava Das, the exhibition comprises of four decades of his artwork. Over 150 works and two important sketchbooks form a part of the exhibition.Each painting depicts his journey as an artist like his content and style which reflect an angst and nihilism in the ’70s before moving on to a more secure and generous space in the ’80s, to recent decades where loneliness and despair recur as a reflection of society. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’To fully understand Das’ art, his work has been broken up into six different segments, like landscapes, figures, body segments, heads, animals, and abstracts. The use of colours and variety of fine brush strokes explains the state of mind of the artist.His choice of mediums, whether drawings, watercolours, paintings or collages traces the eras of art in country. Eliminating the superfluous from his work, Das has constantly endeavoured to communicate his ideas in a minimal context, rendering his works with a simplicity that has often confounded his critics.last_img read more

Celebrating literature through writing

first_imgIn an attempt to encourage youngsters to indulge in writing and enhance their writing skills, Sahitya Akademi has organised its annual Festival of Letters in the national Capital. The third day of the festival comprised of a programme titled Yuva Sahiti, which is devoted to young writing across India. The festival, which began on Tuesday, saw Dr K. Sreenivasarao, Secretary, Sahitya Akademi, welcoming the dignitaries and young writers from all over the country along with other participants. He talked about the importance of the role that the youth plays in all civilisations and observed that it is young people who are the drivers of change. Along with this, he also highlighted several programmes, schemes and projects that the Akademi has in place exclusively for the young writers/poets/translators across the country in addition to the Yuva Puraskar. Professor Sukrita Paul Kumar, eminent Indian English poet and critic, delivered the inaugural speech and elaborated the process of creative writing for the benefit of young writers. Dr Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari, President, Sahitya Akademi, talked about the value of young writing and urged the youth of the country to take up writing seriously. Noted young poets and writers from all over the country participated in the programme. The day also witnessed the meeting of Award winners – Writers’ Meet. All the Award winners shared their experiences, the process of creative writing, approaches to life in general, the place of writing in the society and future of literature etc. Samvatsar lecture by Dr Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari, distinguished jurist and eminent Gandhi scholar, was the concluding event of the day. Dr Dharmadhikari talked at length about the fast vanishing value systems in our societies, the troubled lives of modern, industrialised world and core values of the individuals. Dr Dharmadhikari also pointed out that instead of us using technology, it is technology that is driving us and bringing home many a new illness.last_img read more

CASA grounds airline after pilots fail test

first_imgThe Civil Aviation Safety Authority has suspended a Northern Territory airline from operating passenger flights after two pilots failed to pass the qualification test.Fly Tiwi’s licence was suspended this week when two senior pilots did not pass the flight safety test, ABC News reported. Ordinarily flying passengers to the Tiwi Islands, the company’s managing director John Hardy said the pilots will redo the test later this week but until then passengers can either charter a plane to the islands or find an alternative option. “I’m very hopeful that we will overcome this glitch soon by the end of the week or even sooner if we’re lucky,” Mr Hardy explained. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

Congressman Exploring New Strategy to Amend DoddFrank Act

first_imgCongressman Exploring New Strategy to Amend Dodd-Frank Act Share in Daily Dose, Featured, Government Representative Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pennsylvania) said he will be exploring a change in strategy in order to get some regulatory relief passed, after a bill that would address 12 separate fixes to the Dodd-Frank Act was thwarted by the Senate. Fitzpatrick, a member of the Financial Services Committee has introduced a bill that would give banks an additional two years to dispose of collateralized loan obligations as required by the Volcker Rule, on two separate occasions, according to a report.In January, the house passed the bill by a vote of 271 to 154, with 29 Democrats voting in favor of it. However, Senate Democrats led by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) vowed to fight the bill and it failed to pass. Democrats, including Warren, have said they worry that bills that claim to be aimed at relieving regulatory burdens for small banks are being used to roll back Dodd-Frank for the benefit of the largest financial institutions.Fitzpatrick noted Tuesday that each of the individual bills included in his legislation, the “Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burden Act,” had bipartisan support when they either passed the full House or his committee. But when packaged together, they have drawn the ire of more liberal Democrats.“These are the bipartisan ideas,” Fitzpatrick said following an appearance in New York. “You package them together and put them on the floor. Then [Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Ma.] comes out against one of the 12, and all of a sudden we lose all our support.”The Pennsylvania Republican said that he may have to consider a new approach to getting some regulatory relief done, including possibly lifting the asset threshold, that banks used to be determined systemically important financial institutions, from the $50 billion where it currently stands and providing regulatory relief for small banks.center_img Dodd-Frank Financial Services Committee Mike Fitzpatrick 2015-03-12 Samantha Guzman March 12, 2015 563 Views last_img read more

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