Nova Scotia Tables Fourth Consecutive Balanced Budget

first_img $850,000 increase to enhance export development programming for Nova Scotia businesses $500,000 increase for incubators and accelerators that support startup companies $2 million increase for Invest Nova Scotia to fund projects that increase competitiveness in economic sectors $620,000 increase to support growing immigration $15 million total funding for this year to expand and create tax credits that encourage investment in new and growing Nova Scotia businesses $415,000 increase to support Nova Scotia’s Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund and build on export success $1.7 million increase to move toward ecological forestry, including more silviculture $2 million increase in funding to make progress on revitalizing tourism icons across the province Budget investments to create the conditions for economic growth: Budget investments to support people and communities: Budget 2019-20 contains $691.3 million for capital projects including schools, roads and highway, and an investment of $156.9 million to support the largest health care redevelopment projects in the province’s history. The budget also contains the final forecast for 2018-19, which updates the surplus to $28.4 million. Additional appropriations related to the forecast, totalling $59.0 million, account for unplanned spending by eight departments and assistance to universities. For more information, see http://www.novascotia.ca/budget . $14.2 million increase for programs that support adults and children with disabilities $5.6 million in new funding to introduce the standard household rate which will increase income assistance payments to recipients $5 million total funding this year for the third year of a three-year commitment to invest in poverty-reduction initiatives $1.7 million increase to fully implement the exemption of child maintenance payments from income assistance calculations so parents have more money to take care of their children’s needs $3 million total funding this year to help prevent domestic violence $470,000 in new funding for sexual violence prevention work on university and Nova Scotia Community College campuses $3 million increase as part of a three-year plan to create 1,500 new rent supplements and reduce wait lists by 30 per cent Budget investments in education and preparing youth for the workforce: $10.2 million increase to expand pre-primary classes $67 million total funding this year for the regulated child care sector, including expanding subsidies for families $15 million increase to continue implementing recommendations from the Commission on Inclusive Education $1.4 million increase to complete the reinstatement of the Reading Recovery program to all elementary schools by September 2019 $3.6 million increase to the university operating grant as the province prepares to enter another multi-year memorandum of understanding with post-secondary institutions $10 million increase to further develop collaborative care teams $2.9 million increase to open 15 residency spaces for specialty medical positions at Dalhousie University Medical School for a total of 65 seats $1.1 million continued funding to open 10 family practice residency seats at Dalhousie University Medical School this year for a total of 46 seats $2.2 million increase to improve access to hip and knee replacement surgeries $1 million continued funding for 11 mental health and addictions staff to support an adolescent outreach program in 41 schools in western and northern Nova Scotia $1 million increase to complete the province-wide SchoolsPlus expansion by September 2019 Government tabled its fourth consecutive balanced budget today, March 26, with continued investments in health care, education, communities and the economy. “This budget builds on our strong fiscal foundation,” said Karen Casey, Minister of Finance and Treasury Board. “Managing our finances well and balancing budgets has given us the ability to invest in new and existing programs and services for Nova Scotians, in areas most important to them.” Budget 2019-20 estimates a surplus of $33.6 million with revenue of $11.01 billion and expenses, after consolidation adjustments, of $10.98 billion. It also projects balanced budgets in each of the following three years. Budget investments to improve access to health care:last_img read more

A lot riding on Whitehorse hearings for Inquiry says NWAC President

first_imgTodd Lamirande APTN National NewsThe inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women came under fire against today in Ottawa.For weeks, families have been complaining that there has been a lack of communications from the top commissioners.On Friday, head Commissioner Marion Buller promised to do better.She said if the Inquiry’s timeline was no longer achievable, it may need more time and money.But her efforts may not be enough for some very upset and frustrated family members.tlamirande@aptn.calast_img read more

Brain drain leaves Balkan nations on more uneven footing

first_imgBELGRADE, Serbia – Marina Stevanov never doubted she would leave her native Serbia as soon as she earned her medical degree with top grades.Now, the 25-year-old doctor is packing her diploma, thick medicine books and a German language dictionary for a move to Austria, where an elite hospital offered her a job that will train her to specialize in vascular surgery.She doesn’t plan to return any time soon.Rampant unemployment, low wages, corruption and a lack of opportunity to advance careers are driving thousands of young and educated adults to emigrate from Europe’s Balkan nations.As fresh talent decamps for Western Europe, the United States or oil-rich Persian Gulf countries, the massive brain drain puts their struggling countries on even more uneven footing, with populations increasingly made up of people less educated or elderly.Bosnia ranked 135th out of 137 countries for “capacity to retain talent” in the World Economic Forum’s 2017-2018 Global Competitiveness Report. Serbia placed 134th and Croatia at 131st.“My colleagues who are working here are really upset. They are not satisfied,” Stevanov said in her small Belgrade apartment crammed with packed boxes and suitcases. “You don’t have enough time or money for your family and normal life, that’s a big problem.”The number of doctors and nurses in Serbia has steadily declined, prompting fears that the already strained health system might collapse. Salaries for young doctors in public hospitals average around 600 euros ($750) a month. Those are the physicians with the luck and connections to land paid jobs in the first place.In 2007, 27,000 educated people emigrated from Serbia. Only seven years later, this number more than doubled to 58,000, according to the last available official data. The exact numbers are certainly much higher as most of those who emigrate don’t report it to authorities.Serbia, where mechanical engineers and IT experts are among the 50,000 unemployed university graduates, has done little to stop the outflow except for making occasional appeals for patriotism.“I’m begging you to stay in our beautiful Serbia,” the country’s President Aleksandar Vucic said last week while handing out scholarships to top students.In neighbouring Croatia, the youth unemployment rate has averaged 35 per cent over the past decade. But young people with the motivation and means have more options since Croatia joined the European Union in 2013; its citizens can apply for jobs in other EU countries without needing visas or work permits.Official government statistics say some 40,000 Croats have left the country every year since Croatia entered the EU. Zagreb University demography Professor Stjepan Sterc estimates the number is more than double that, with most of them young people.“Something has to be done to stop this emptying of Croatia,” Sterc said. “It’s in the strategic interest of the country.”Bosnia, the site of a bloody civil war during the 1990s, has a whopping youth unemployment rate hovering at some 54 per cent, according to the World Bank figures, forcing young and old alike, to look elsewhere for work. The figure covers those up to 24 years old.Bosnia’s Labor and Employment Agency is helping place the country’s surplus workers abroad through bilateral agreements. Germany wants to attract middle-skilled health care workers and Slovenia is seeking workers for jobs that require less training, mostly welders and drivers.The agency secured employment for close to 3,500 people in Germany and nearly 20,000 in Slovenia during the past five years. It is not helping find jobs outside Bosnia for doctors or other professionals in shortage occupations.“In this time and age, everyone can find job ads in any country online and apply or seek employment abroad through a privately owned agency,” spokesman Boris Pupic said.One such is Alphabet InfoCenter, based in the impoverished northern Bosnian city of Tuzla. Along with linking job seekers with potential employers, Alphabet organizes German and English lessons, provides interpreters to help with paperwork, and works with successful applicants to arrange their stays abroad.Mersudin Mahmutbegovic, the centre’s head, said the government in Bosnia has done nothing to retain professionals or to create more jobs by addressing a mismatch between graduates and jobs available on the labour market.“They complain that there will be no one left to, for example, take care of patients in Bosnia, but it never occurs to them that they should do something to encourage people to stay,” Mahmutbegovic said.Law school graduate Nadina Redzic, 28, turned to Alphabet for help finding work in Germany.Redzic, who is fluent in German and English, obtained her law degree five years ago and immediately applied for jobs all over Bosnia. She received hardly any responses and thinks the whole process was just for show, echoing the prevailing belief that good connections matters more than a good resume.Exasperated, Redzic decided to train to be a nurse and look for work in Germany. Once she leaves, she has no intention of returning.“I would never return other than for a short visit to see my family,” she said. “I want to live in a society that appreciates my hard work and effort.”___Sabina Niksic reported from Sarajevo, Bosnia. Darko Bandic contributed from Zagreb, Croatialast_img read more

Mahinda holds talks with Chief Minister of Maharashtra

“The CM also recollected his visit to Sri Lanka in the past. Both the leaders discussed issues related to tourism and investments,” the statement said. (Colombo Gazette) Former President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday met the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis at his official residence ‘Varsha’  in Mumbai and held talks over a host of issues, the Press Trust of India reported.A statement issued by the Chief Minister’s office (CMO) said Rajapaksa is on a tour of Maharashtra and as part of it, he visited Ajanta and Ellora caves (in Aurangabad) and gave his inputs to Fadnavis. “A lot of Sri Lankan tourists visit the Ajanta-Ellora caves every year. The state government will make arrangements at Ajanta as suggested by the former president,” the statement said. The chief minister also appreciated the neighbouring country’s development over the last few years, it added. read more

SecretaryGeneral and UK Prime Minister discuss regional hotspots

Africa was high on the agenda, as the leaders discussed the continent’s New Partnership for Development (NEPAD) and the development of an African conflict resolution and peacekeeping capacity, spokeswoman Marie Okabe told reporters in New York. At the meeting, Secretary-General Annan also repeated his goal to resolve the conflicts in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo within the next 18 months.The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister also spoke about the forthcoming Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development. They mapped a strategy for the Johannesburg meeting focusing on “deliverables” – specific goals that can be achieved. In addition their talks also touched India/Pakistan and the Middle East.In Italy yesterday Mr. Annan briefed Italian President, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, on efforts by the Quartet – the United States, the European Union, Russia and the United Nations – to convene a Middle East peace conference. “They also spoke of the lingering danger as the Indian and Pakistani armies continued to face each other in disputed Kashmir,” Ms. Okabe said.The Secretary-General also met yesterday with the President of Ghana, John Kufuor, and with South African President Thabo Mbeki. With President Mbeki, he discussed the situations in Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe, as well as preparations for the Johannesburg Summit and NEPAD. His final meeting in Rome before heading to London en route to New York was with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. According to the spokeswoman, their discussions initially focused on US-Russian arms reductions and plans for reconstruction assistance for the Palestinian Authority. read more

Two teenagers killed within minutes of each other in London stabbing and

The Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command is investigating both killings, and the force said residents can expect an enhanced police presence in the Wandsworth and Plumstead areas. Police have made ten arrests after two teenagers were killed within minutes of each other on the streets of London on Friday evening.Emergency services were called to Deeside Road in Wandsworth, south-west London, at 4.42pm where the first victim – believed to be in his late teens – was found stabbed.Despite the efforts of paramedics, he died at the scene.The victim has yet to be formally identified and a post-mortem examination will be held in due course, the Met said.Six men were later arrested and taken to separate west London police stations for questioning.Just a few minutes later at 4.54pm, armed police were called to Hartville Road in Plumstead, to reports of a shooting.The victim, also believed to be in his late teens, was found with critical injuries.The London Ambulance and the London Air Ambulance attended, but he died at the scene a short while later.The victim has yet to be formally identified and police were working to notify his next of kin.Three men and a woman were later arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to separate south London police stations for questioning. It urged anyone with any information on the two deaths to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “I am sickened to hear that two young lives have been ended within minutes of each other in Wandsworth and Greenwich.”Our overstretched police are working around the clock to keep Londoners safe. They need our support to end this scourge of violence.”I am in close contact with the Metropolitan Police and locally elected representatives.”Anybody who has information about what happened either in Wandsworth or Greenwich should do the right thing and call the police.”Addressing the suspected murder on Deeside Road, Tooting MP Rosena Allin-Khan wrote on Twitter: “My heart goes out to the family of this victim after this absolutely tragic incident.”I spoke at length with people on the Aboyne Estate tonight, anyone with concerns can contact me – I’m here to listen.”Sending love to the Tooting family tonight – this is heartbreaking.” I am sickened to hear that two young lives have been ended within minutes of each other in Wandsworth & Greenwich. Anybody who has information about what happened should do the right thing and call the police, either on 101 or anonymously, through @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 https://t.co/yqHPMVQvzt— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) June 14, 2019 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Small contractors to step in if Puran Cevons halt services –

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedOwed for over 6 moths, Puran, Cevons pull services from M&CCNovember 27, 2018In “Business”Cevons, Puran Brothers to resume collection after meeting with Central Govt, M&CCDecember 8, 2018In “Business”City garbage collectors withdraw services over arrears …M&CC admits no funds to payNovember 23, 2018In “latest news” Following reports that garbage collectors have once again threatened to pull their services from the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) for failure to make outstanding payments, this publication was told that smaller contractors were placed on standby should this materialise.According to the Solid Waste Management Director, Walter Narine, these collectors will commence collection in Georgetown if Cevons Waste Management and Puran Brothers Disposal Incorporated pursue their strike actions on Monday.Entities who were listed for the job includes Granderson, Trash Tech, Tri Star, C&S Services and Garbage Eaters.“We would have engaged some smaller contractors and have them ready. On Monday morning, in the case where Puran and Cevons haven’t started their work, the guys would come out and start collecting garbage,” said Narine on Saturday.He insisted that this will not affect operations in the city since it is not confirmed as to whether services will be pulled. The collectors would have engaged the Council on Friday, asking for a substantial amount of money to continue operations.“We don’t know if they’re going to pull their services or not. They indicated that without receiving a substantial amount of money, they will withdraw. They had a meeting yesterday (Friday) and that did materialise so I’m waiting on an official letter from them, stating that they will pull their services or not.”Narine is confident that services will continue as per normal due to improvised mechanisms that he said the Council would have enforced, especially during the holiday season.“In the event that they pull off their services, we would have put mechanisms in place to continue collecting refuse in the city as per normal. We have an obligation to the citizens of Georgetown so if Puran’s and Cevons’ withdraw for a financial obligation that we did not make, we can’t leave them without refuse collection especially now in the Christmas season,” he posited.Friday’s negotiations led to no amicable solution to pay the outstanding monies and the contractors appeared positive in their decision to take strike actions.Both Puran Brothers and Cevons Waste Management had informed media operatives that they were owed over $150 million by City Hall, dating back to since the second quarter of 2018.Puran Brothers Disposal Service is owed $73 million, while Cevons Waste Disposal is owed $75 million.Since then, they were contending to cease operations until payments were made since no positive answer arose from their several meetings with the Council. For one of the collectors, the monthly operational expenditure is somewhere in the vicinity of $15 million.Services were withdrawed by the two main collectors in the past due to pending payments that were owed by City Hall.Central Government had to intervene and assist City Hall to clear is debt, allowing the entities to resume operations.However, Government has since made public its position that it could not bail out City Hall after the entity requested same to clear the recurring expenditure.Some staffers were also dismissed and later rehired when the monies were made available. read more

Chelsea Conte in a rift with The Blues

Chelsea Conte in a rift with The Blues

first_imgChelsea boss Antonio Conte has declared and insists he is the coach of Chelsea despite their pursuit of Maurizio Sarri, reports in England claims.There have been reports that Chelsea will replace Conte with Sarri and the claims have thickened up as there were reports today that Sarri will be confirmed Chelse boss next week. However, the former Italy CT made it obvious he was no longer happy at Stamford Bridge which made supporters and fans expect he’d leave this summer.The blues are yet to agree on a fee with Napoli, where Sarri is still under contract even though Chelsea is yet to terminate Conte’s contract too.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.On the other hand, a member of Chelsea’s technical staff told the players to report for pre-season fitness tests this weekend but Conte made it clear that he doesn’t want the squad back together until Monday, and that he still very much considers himself the man in charge, according to Football Italia.This means Conte is not even planning to resign from the position, which would leave the Premier League side having to pay off his contract in full, as well as those of all his staff.While Sarri is piping low until his deal to take over matures, it appears Chelsea are not so keen at resolving things with either Conte or Napoli.last_img read more

Car pulled from water in Miami

Car pulled from water in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Crews have pulled a car out of the water after a driver drove into a river.Miami Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene at 2121 N. Bayshore Drive, Monday afternoon.According to Fire Rescue, all of the passengers made it out of the car, and no injuries were reported.The car has since been removed from the water and towed from the scene.It is unknown what led to the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Wall collapses in Mancherial kills one

Wall collapses in Mancherial kills one

first_imgA 55-year-old man was killed after a wall of his residence collapsed on him on Wednesday. Mukundam Anjaiah, a resident of Kotapalli succumbed to grievous injuries when a portion of the wall fell on him following a heavy downpour. Neighbours alerted the police who reached the spot and took out the body. He used to earn his living by selling vegetables, according to the locals. In a similar incident, an elderly man aged about 66 years died when a wall of his residence collapsed on him at Waghapur of Mavala in Adilabad. He died while undergoing treatment.last_img read more

Bus supervisor assistant killed in road crash

Bus supervisor assistant killed in road crash

first_imgRoad Accident LogoThe bus supervisor and the driver’s assistant were killed in a collision involving three vehicles on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Cumilla’s Daudkandi on Saturday, reports UNB.One of them was identified as Fahad Ali Raji Faisal, the supervisor of Green Line and son of late Kaikobad, resident of Lalbagh in Sadar Dakkhin upazila. The driver’s assistant, named as Monoar Hossain, is son of Idris Mia, from Manikganj district town.Iliatganj police outpost inspector, Monirul Islam, said the accident took place when a Dhaka-bound Green Line bus rammed into a covered van from behind around 5:30am.Within moments, a speeding truck, running behind the bus, hit it, killing Fahad on the spot. Monoar was critically injured.He succumbed to his injuries while being taken to hospital.last_img read more

Studying in South Africa and Learning Who I Am

Studying in South Africa and Learning Who I Am

first_imgBy Darielis Cruz, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.I was born in Moca, a small city in the Dominican Republic, and today I am a 21-year-old junior at Mercy College, in New Jersey. Thanks to the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, I studied In South Africa last summer, and it was a transformational experience for me. For the very first time, I learned about myself, who I am as a person. Here is my story:When I was five, my father left to get a job in the United States, packing boxes at an Oreos factory in New York City. One of my earliest memories is being under the guava trees, saying goodbye to my father. Every day, he called me and told me about metal bridges that float over the water and white frozen water that fell from the sky and looked like cotton candy. Once a month, we would get care packages with Oreos in them. I would read my favorite book, The Giving Tree, and eat Oreos.Darielis Cruz (Courtesy Photo)When I was six, my mother, brother and I joined my father in New York City, moving into the back room of a relative’s apartment on West 174th Street in Washington Heights, just north of Harlem. I was so happy when I saw The Giving Tree in my classroom. A month later, we moved across the Hudson River to Union City, New Jersey, and lived on an air mattress in another relative’s home. We had 3,000 kids in my graduating class at Union City High School and a daycare for teen mothers.I felt a very special responsibility to my family to make our immigration to the United States a success story. Straight A’s, National Honor Society, honor roll. When I went to Cape Town, South Africa, in the summer of 2018, as a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow, I was free of the expectations — and pressure — that I had internalized within myself. All of my life, I have been translating for my parents, acting as the middleman if they needed to ask for time off with their boss at work or negotiate the other intricacies of life in America.Before South Africa, I had never before been so tuned into myself. I went hiking. I sat and talked for hours with the other Fellows. It felt so much like a time not long before when I had tried skydiving. In South Africa, I felt as if I was flying. Never before had I felt so free.One day, we sat in a circle and answered the question, “What is your prologue?”I realized I didn’t know who I was. I was always the idea of a perfect daughter. I was just lost in a sea of abyss. Being away, I was able to find myself and find my voice. I wasn’t speaking for someone else. I wasn’t translating someone else’s thoughts. I was speaking for just me. I learned how to become a personal leader to myself. And I realized that I am my ancestor’s wildest dream. I also realized there is so much that I can do. I can imagine anything for myself.When I had gone skydiving in 2016, I realized there are moments when we are flying but our feet are still on the ground. That’s what it felt like for me as a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow in Cape Town, South Africa.Think about where you stand right now.What if I told you that you could fly?Ten college students from Minority Serving Institutions across the country will win a prestigious Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship that covers all costs to study in London during the summer of 2019. Any qualified applicants not selected for the Fellowship will still receive a $1500 grant toward select study abroad programs. Applications are due by February 14, 2019, and can be found HERE.  Details of the program and eligibility requirements are HERE. The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship is jointly sponsored by the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange), the oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization in the U.S. that provided students with more than $8 million in scholarships and grants last year alone. Ciee.org/studylast_img read more

WB CM Mamata Banerjee hails IAF for air strikes on Pak

WB CM Mamata Banerjee hails IAF for air strikes on Pak

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday hailed the Indian Air Force (IAF) for carrying out air strikes in Pakistan. “IAF also means India’s Amazing Fighters. Jai Hind,” Banerjee tweeted. India carried ou t air strikes inside Pakistan early Tuesday and targeted terror camps, official sources said. Several fighter jets of the Indian Air Force successfully destroyed camps belonging to Pakistan-basedterror outfits in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, they said.last_img read more

Remote Mobile Payment Market to hit 4490 CAGR Growth by 2026

Remote Mobile Payment Market to hit 4490 CAGR Growth by 2026

first_imgGlobal Remote Mobile Payment Market valued approximately USD 1707.22 billion in 2018 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 44.90% over the forecast period 2019-2026. The Remote Mobile Payment Market is continuously growing in the global scenario at significant pace. The Remote mobile payment occurs when the retailer is far off, and a customer wishes to purchase goods via SMS text message or mobile website with their mobile phones. Remote mobile payment offers a secure and safe payment method. The data security is precisely maintained and with advancement in technology the remote mobile payment option is also being developed further. The remote mobile payment technology is being used in various sectors such as retail, IT, telecommunications, hospitality, healthcare and many more. Rising penetration of smartphones in both the developed and developing countries, emergence of near field communication and rising adoption of big data and Internet of Things are the substantial driving factors of the market during the forecast period.Request for a sample copy of this report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3199902?utm_source=SHASHI-HTNMoreover, rising government initiatives and technological innovations that has enabled real time authentication of personnel’s is the factors that likely to create numerous opportunity in the near future. However, data security concerns and complications associated with processing mobile payments such as threat of financial details of the card owner are the factors that hampering the growth of the market during the forecast period.The regional analysis of Global Remote Mobile Payment Market is considered for the key regions such as Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Rest of the World. North America is the leading/significant region across the world in terms of market share due to rising adoption of smartphones among people and early adoption of latest technology in the region. Europe is also estimated to grow at significant growth rate in the global Remote Mobile Payment market due to rising government initiatives to promote digital currency over the upcoming years. Further, Asia-Pacific is also anticipated to exhibit higher growth rate / CAGR over the forecast period 2019-2026 due to large consumer base of smartphone in the region.The major market player included in this report are: Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc., Dh Corporation, Samsung Electronics, Xiaomi, Visa Inc.The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming eight years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:Request for a Discount Sample @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3199902?utm_source=SHASHI-HTNBy Type:Peer-to-PeerM-commerceBy Application:RetailHospitality and TourismIT & TelecommunicationBFSIMedia and EntertainmentOthersBy Regions:North America- U.S., CanadaEurope- UK, Germany.Asia Pacific: China, India, JapanLatin America: Brazil, Mexico, Rest of the WorldFurthermore, years considered for the study are as follows:Historical year – 2016, 2017Base year – 2018Forecast period – 2019 to 2026Target Audience of the Global Waterjet Cutting Machine Consumables Market in Market Study:Key Consulting Companies & AdvisorsLarge, medium-sized, and small enterprisesVenture capitalistsValue-Added Resellers (VARs)Third-party knowledge providersInvestment bankersInvestorsAccess Full Summery @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/report/3199902/global-remote-mobile-payment-market-size-study?utm_source=SHASHITable of ContentsChapter 1 Executive SummaryChapter 2 Remote Mobile Payment Market Definition and ScopeChapter 3 Remote Mobile Payment Market DynamicsChapter 4 Remote Mobile Payment Market Industry AnalysisChapter 5 Remote Mobile Payment Market, by ApplicationChapter 6 Remote Mobile Payment Market, by Deployment ModeChapter 7 Remote Mobile Payment Market, by Regional AnalysisChapter 8 Competitive IntelligenceChapter 9.    Research Process9.1.    Research Process9.1.1.    Data Mining9.1.2.    Analysis9.1.3.    Market Estimation9.1.4.    Validation9.1.5.    Publishing9.1.6.    Research AssumptionAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesCall answer Direct:+1-971-202-1575Call answer Toll Free:+1-800-910-6452Email help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

FIFA Sponsor pressure mounts ahead of World Cup draw

FIFA Sponsor pressure mounts ahead of World Cup draw

first_imgRelated posts:Chuck Blazer: The whistleblower at epicenter of FIFA arrests Blatter wins FIFA vote amid corruption storm FIFA’s Blatter shocked by US anti-corruption tactics Swiss prosecutors probe 53 ‘suspicious’ FIFA cases See also: Costa Rica football federation requests overhaul of CONCACAF officiatingST. PETERSBURG, Russia – FIFA will meet with key sponsors Visa, McDonalds and Coca-Cola next month as world football’s governing body continues to come under pressure following a series of corruption scandals.Just 24 hours before the first official event for the Russia 2018 World Cup with the qualification draw in St. Petersburg, secretary general Jerome Valcke said the three major sponsors had written to express their concern.The parties are expected to meet in August to discuss the reform procedures outlined by outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter this week.“There will be a meeting next month in August between all the FIFA partners and FIFA along with the legal and marketing departments,” said Valcke. “The issue is to make sure from their side that the reform process ongoing should be through an independent body.”Blatter’s proposed reforms include limits on terms for leaders, tougher background checks on executive committee members and the publication of salaries of top officials.However, VISA chief executive Charlie Scharf believes that meaningful reform can only be carried out by an independent body and take place once Blatter is removed.“Two things need to happen to ensure credible reform,” Scharf said in a statement on Friday. “First, an independent, third-party commission led by one or more impartial leaders is critical to formulate reforms. Second, we believe no meaningful reform can be made under FIFA’s existing leadership.” FIFA headquarters in Zurich. Michael Buholze/AFPThere was another embarrassing development for FIFA on Friday as Brazil and Zenit St. Petersburg forward Hulk was pulled from the lineup to conduct the draw.The 28-year-old was set to feature alongside the likes of compatriot Ronaldo and Samuel Eto’o, but has been replaced by former Russia captain Alexey Smertin.Hulk has been an outspoken critic of the racist abuse he and other players have repeated suffered while playing in Russia.“If this happens during the 2018 World Cup it may become a serious problem as the whole world will be able to watch it,” he said this week.However, the head of the Local Organizing Committee, Alexey Sorokin, insisted that it had been Zenit coach Andre Villas-Boas’s decision to pull his star out of the draw proceedings as his side face Ural in Ekaterinburg over 1,000 miles east of St. Petersburg on Sunday.“Hulk was among those who agreed to participate, but very recently we found out that the coach of Zenit made the decision based on purely sporting reasons to withdraw this player from taking part in the draw show,” he said.The full schedules for the World Cup and the 2017 Confederations Cup were also unveiled on Friday.Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium had already been allocated the opening game, a semi-final and the final with St. Petersburg hosting the other semi-final.Kazan, St. Petersburg, Sochi and Moscow’s Spartak stadium will be the hosts for all 16 Confederations Cup matches and the four World Cup quarter-finals.All 12 stadia will host four group matches for the World Cup with only Kaliningrad, Volgograd and Ekaterinburg missing out on the knockout stages.Former world champions France and Italy face a potential tricky task just to make it to the finals, though, as they were confirmed as second seeds for the European qualifying draw.England and Wales are among the nine top seeds alongside Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Romania and Croatia.Read all our FIFA coverage here Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Video of turtle torture highlights common practice in Costa Rica

first_imgRelated posts:Victim testifies in Jairo Mora murder retrial Suspects in slaying of sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora will stand trial Delays and blunders: A timeline of the Jairo Mora murder trial in Costa Rica Verdict in second Jairo Mora trial expected Tuesday A video of young men merrily dragging a live sea turtle behind a car in Costa Rica went viral after well-known environmental lawyer Álvaro Sagot posted it to his Facebook page earlier this week.The widespread outrage provoked by the shared video spurred a police investigation. Agents from the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) determined that the video was several years old, but were still able to track down two suspects using the license plate number of the car in the video.OIJ officials said in a statement that one of the suspects has received a citation and will be required to appear in court, while the second suspect is already in prison on drug trafficking charges.Despite the outcry, dragging turtles behind cars is a common method of killing or torturing turtles in certain parts of Costa Rica. Green turtles, the species of turtle in the video, are sometimes killed for meat here.The video’s surge on social media coincided with the close of the trial for the murder of sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora. Four sea turtle poachers were convicted of the 2013 murder, which, like the video, took place on Moín Beach.Mora suffocated after being tied up and dragged through the sand, much the same way as turtles, like the one in the video, are sometimes dragged by poachers. Though judges and prosecutors disagree over whether Mora was dragged by a vehicle or by two people on foot, parallels between his murder and this manner of killing turtles were made several times during the trial.“They killed him just as they would a turtle,” lead prosecutor Miguel Ramírez said during his closing arguments. “How fitting that they killed a man who dedicated his life to turtles in just the same way.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Water restrictions finally over

Water restrictions finally over

first_imgHowever, people are still encouraged to use water sparingly.Water restrictions were initially implemented due to the dry spell we were experiencing, and not enough rain falling in the catchment area. More rain was needed in the catchment area so that the Klip River could be completely flushed out and water could begin to be extracted from the river again. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Water restrictions are over with immediate effect.According to uThukela Deputy Water Operations Manager Glen Singh, although the river is not flowing quite as well as they would like, it is good enough at this stage to lift the water restrictions. This means that people can now water their gardens, wash their cars and fill up their  pools without worrying about being fined.last_img read more

Work starts on T1 departures at Sydney Airport

Work starts on T1 departures at Sydney Airport

first_imgSydney Airport has launched a major transformation of T1 departures, with the first stage of works now underway.Sydney Airport chief executive officer Kerrie Mather, said that passengers travelling overseas will notice a lot of activity over the next 20 months.“The exciting transformation of T1 departures is designed to create a truly world-class airport experience, we are taking the opportunity to transform T1 at the same time as the arrival of our new duty free partner in February and deliver a brand new departures experience for everyone travelling internationally from Sydney Airport,” Ms Mather said.Some of the benefits for passengers will include faster access and improved wayfinding to airline gates, more seating capacity, wider walkways, brand new shopping and dining outlets, and environmentally friendly design features.To minimise disruption to passengers, the works will be staged over 20 months with the first completed areas to open towards the end of 2015.“This project will revitalise Australia’s gateway airport, injecting a real sense of place and personality that will be uniquely Sydney,” Ms Mather said.The first stage of the redevelopment has commenced, with construction starting in the middle of the terminal with the duty free areas and other retailers to be relocated.The Sydney Airport website and free apps will contain all the latest updates and information on duty free, retail and food and beverage options during construction.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

Deputy Transport Minister makes visit to THAI

Deputy Transport Minister makes visit to THAI

first_imgDeputy Transport Minister makes visit to THAIDeputy Transport Minister makes visit to THAIDeputy Transport Minister Pailin Chuchottaworn (fifth from left) made an official visit and presented his ministerial policy to Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) together with authorities from the Ministry of Transport. The group was welcomed by Air Chief Marshal Treetod Sonjance (sixth from left), THAI Acting Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo (seventh from left), THAI Acting President, along with members of THAI’s Board of Directors and THAI Management at THAI’s Head Office.Source = Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI)last_img read more