Madhya Pradesh will be the first State to switch to the January-December financial year from the present April-March cycle.The change will mean the financial year will coincide with the calendar year. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet held at Mantralaya here on Tuesday. “The next budget session will start in January. Now, the financial year will start in January and end in December,” CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said. The decision was announced to the press by Public Relations Minister Narrotam Mishra.On April 23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the proposal at the third governing council meeting of the NITI Aayog in New Delhi. Mr. Modi said the switch could have a significant impact on the economy.
While merit and seniority are the accepted criteria for the appointment of the cabinet secretary, other factors have come into play this time. More than one hopeful is flaunting connections with 10 Janpath, leading to inexplicable delay. “The RSS has maintained it can do business with the Congress. What is,While merit and seniority are the accepted criteria for the appointment of the cabinet secretary, other factors have come into play this time. More than one hopeful is flaunting connections with 10 Janpath, leading to inexplicable delay.”The RSS has maintained it can do business with the Congress. What is left unsaid is that the BJP can support the Congress if they discard the Left.” Sitaram Yechury, CPI(M) Politburo member”Dawood is involved in the Mumbai blasts, Quattrochi siphoned off the country’s money. The Congress president owes moral and political explanations.” L.K. Advani, leader of the Opposition”The Congress has earmarked quotas for Muslims in jobs and education to get their votes.” Rajnath Singh, BJP president”The whole social sector is skewed in favour of the urban elite. That is responsible for our poor performance in the Commonwealth Games.” Mani Shankar Aiyar, sports minister”At 33, if I am forced to come out and play a (Davis Cup) singles match, that is something we definitely have got to look into.” Leander Paes, tennis player
Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s Minister for Social Protection, might become the country’s first openly gay Taoiseach (head of the Irish government).Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny resigned as head of the governing Fine Gael party, kicking off a succession contest between Varadkar and Housing Minister Simon Coveney. The party will choose its new leader on June 2.Varadkar has opened up a commanding lead in the race by securing 45 of 71 available votes from members of Fine Gael’s parliamentary party. Once the party has elected a new leader, members of the lower house of parliament will vote to confirm the chosen one as the new prime minister.Here are eight things to know about Leo Varadkar:He is half-Indian. Varadkar’s father, Ashok Varadkar, is an Indian and moved to English as a doctor in the 1960s. He met his future wife Miriam while she was working as a nurse in Slough, England. Varadkar’s parents settled in Dublin in 1973 and five years later he was born. Leo is the youngest child of the couple and has two elder sisters.Leo took admission in Trinity College, Dublin to study law but switched to medicine soon. During his time at Trinity College he was active in Young Fine Gael. Fine Gael is a Christian democratic political party in Ireland and is currently in power.Leo Varadkar graduated in medicine in 2003 and then worked as a junior doctor for many years before qualifying as a general practitioner in 2010.On his 36th birthday, during a radio interview he spoke about being gay. “It’s not something that defines me. I’m not a half-Indian politician, or a doctor politician or a gay politician for that matter. It’s just part of who I am, it doesn’t define me, it is part of my character I suppose”, he said during same-sex marriage referendum campaign. Leo has also campaigned about liberalising abortion laws.He is Ireland’s first openly gay member of the cabinet.If Varadkar wins, he will be the first minority ethnic Taoiseach of Ireland and the first gay man to hold to the role.Leo Varadkar has served as Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport from 2011 to 2014 and was the Minister for Health from 2014 until 2016.The 38-year-old has been dating Dr Matt Barrett since almost two years now.Also read: Ireland: ‘Go back to India’, woman filmed hurling abuses at Indians on trainadvertisementAlso read: A beach in Ireland reappears 33 years after vanishing into Atlantic OceanAlso watch :
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Real Madrid wing-back Marcelo: Don’t go over the top about Iscoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid wing-back Marcelo has no doubts about the commitment of Isco.The midfielder is being linked with a move in January.”We all know his quality,” said Marcelo when talking about Madrid’s No. 22.”For me, he is the one [in our squad] with the most quality on the pitch.”Sometimes players play more, sometimes less, there are different moments.”We should not go over it so much.”Isco is with Madrid to the death, like all the players.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
FAYETTEVILLE, AR – SEPTEMBER 2: General view during the game between the University of Southern California Trojans and the Arkansas Razorbacks on September 2, 2006 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Southern California won 50-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Arkansas wide receiver La’Michael Pettway is moving on. Pettway announced today he is graduate transferring for his final season of eligibility.Pettway will receive his degree in the spring and then go elsewhere. He would be eligible immediately at his next stop.“Nothing personal, I just have to do what’s best for my family and I,” Pettway wrote on Twitter.Woo pig. ✌? pic.twitter.com/wgrFnuRYGv— La’Michael Pettway (@yaaapettway) January 15, 2019Pettway played in 11 games this season for the Razorbacks. He caught 30 passes for 499 yards and four touchdowns.Arkansas finished 2-10 in its first season under head coach Chad Morris.While Pettway is leaving the Hogs, Arkansas got good news yesterday when SMU quarterback Ben Hicks announced he was transferring to Fayetteville.Hicks is the all-time leading passer for the Mustangs and figures to step in as Arkansas’ starter in 2019.
It has been reported that the two workers were conducting routine inspection work about 152 nautical miles off Kerteh beach when the safety harness attached to a lifeboat broke, causing both to fall to the ship’s deck, Singapore’s Straits Times reports.The cause of death to both men were fatal head injuries.According to district police chief Che Suza Che Hitam, quoted by the newspaper, the potential foul play has been ruled out.Investigation is underway onboard ENSCO 104 so as to establish the cause of the incident.World Maritime News Staff, Image: Oracle Risk Consultants zoom Two oil rig workers died in an accident on Saturday, October 18th on board Ensco 104 rig chartered to SapuraKencana offshore Malaysia, rig contractor Ensco confirmed in a statement.“We are extremely saddened by the deaths of two crew members during the weekend aboard Ensco 104, a jackup drilling rig operating offshore Malaysia,“Ensco said in a statement.
zoom The 33,609 dwt Argent Cosmos ran aground in the morning hours of June 6 after it lost the use of a fuel pump on the Columbia River in the vicinity of Skamokawa, Washington.There were no reports of pollution in the river, flooding aboard the vessel or injuries to crewmembers, according to data provided by the United States Coast Guard (USCG).The coast guard was notified when the vessel began incident notifications. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sector Columbia River conducted an over flight at 9 a.m. and reported no signs of pollution.The Panama-flagged tanker is loaded with 1.63 million gallons of ethanol and 6.65 million gallons of monoethylene glycol. It also has 458,074 gallons of high-sulfur oil and 99,064 gallons of low-sulfur oil aboard.USCG said that the vessel was heading outbound after finishing a port call at Longview, Washington. Two tugs are on scene to assist Argent Cosmos as the water rises with the incoming tide.Capt. Bill Timmons, commander Coast Guard Sector Columbia River and captain of the port has placed a no-movement order on the vessel until Coast Guard inspectors ensure the safety of the environment and the crew aboard.
The province today, Dec. 22, issued a call for proposals from companies interested in exploring for oil and gas on three parcels of onshore land in northwestern Nova Scotia. A call for proposals is a preliminary step to identify industry interest to explore particular areas. The parcels of land are located in the Amherst, Pictou and Tatamagouche areas and were nominated by industry late last year. This is the ninth call for onshore Nova Scotia exploration proposals since 2003. “The way for us to find out more about our geology and economic potential is through exploration,” said Energy Minister Bill Estabrooks. “Continued exploration onshore and offshore in Nova Scotia brings investment to the province and is key in identifying possible commercial quantities of oil and gas and determining whether it can be safely extracted.” Oil and gas activity in Nova Scotia must meet environmental and operational standards. Once industry interest is established, the province oversees a detailed application process and evaluation of proposed activity. “By nominating these three parcels, industry has demonstrated its interest and confidence in the petroleum potential that exists here,” said Mr. Estabrooks. “That bodes well for future investment and economic activity.” This call for bids is for conventional oil and gas. The deadline for proposals is March 22. For more information, visit www.gov.ns.ca/energy/oil-gas/onshore/call-for-bids.asp . Crown land in Nova Scotia is open for economic development, including oil and gas activity, unless the area is designated a park, protected area or factors — including environmental issues — determine otherwise.
By Christopher ThomasRabat – Indian police are currently looking for Romil Bhai, a Moroccan national born in India and allegedly part of a Moroccan drug cartel. Along with another Moroccan identified as “Alex,” Romil met three Indians in a room at Dubai’s great tower, Burj Khalifa. These men, Jay Mukhi, Manoj Jain, and Kishore Rathod, have been implicated in the Ephedrine drug bust as well. The meeting in Burj Khalifa was expected to establish new supply lines and trade routes into Morocco to supply local cartels. Notorious drug lord Vicky Goswami is likely to have been involved. Goswami is recognized as an international drug dealer by both the Indian Thane police and the American Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). He also has suspected ties with Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni, whom he allegedly married in a Dubai prison. She purportedly participates actively in his drug empire. Both deny this accusation.Avon Lifesciences Limited, a pharmaceutical corporation from Solapur, Maharashtra is also allegedly involved. This company produces Ephedrine, a component in many pharmaceutical drugs, and is suspected of diverting its supply to Goswami’s cartel, which then uses it to produce Methamphetamine. Police expect that this drug is sent to markets in the United States, Mexico, South Africa, Pakistan, Colombia, and other African nations, but not all of these nations have been definitively confirmed.This became publically known on June 18th as police seized 18.5 tons of Ephedrine from Avon Lifesciences Ltd. in Solapur and arrested ten suspects. The defense attorneys claim that the seized material was waste product and could not have been sold to drug cartels. However, the police have statements from several former workers at Avon Lifesciences Ltd. who claim that they quit the company after discovering drug materials were supplied to cartels.According to the Indian Express, a senior officer claimed that police “are trying to ascertain the identity of Romil Bhai, whom some of the arrested accused keep referring to. They told us that they had attended a meeting at Burj Khalifa at which Moroccan nationals Romil and Alex were present.”Police currently believe that Romil was born in Gujarat, and later moved to Morocco. Thehindu.com reports that Thane Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh said the suspects “had a meeting at a Burj Khalifa hotel in Dubai on April 8, where two Moroccan drug lords were present,” referring to Romil and Alex.A mixed force of Indian police from various jurisdictions as well as the Anti-Narcotics Cell are searching for several key members of the cartels that were critical to negotiating supply and dissemination. The DEA is sharing information with its Indian counterparts. The Moroccan suspects remain at large.
Rabat – Police at the Mohammed V airport in Casablanca arrested, on Thursday, a German national trying to smuggle over 22 kg of cocaine, said the national police (DGSN).The suspect, 23, arrived in Casablanca from Sao Paulo (Brazil) and was bound for Abidjan.The illicit drug was hidden in the luggage of the German national, the DGSN said in a statement. She was remanded in custody to complete the investigation led under the supervision of the public prosecutor’s office.
Rabat – After an Al Ayam journalist interviewed an orphaned 7-year-old girl about her experience of her mother’s murder, Moroccan social media users, journalists, and activists have denounced the “insensitive” act and demanded that the child see a psychologist.Many Moroccans argued that the journalist’s asking the child about details related to her mother’s decapitation was a violation of the child’s rights and morality to gain views and spark controversy.Others also pointed out that journalists should not have shown the child’s face to the cameras, out of respect for her. Sami Elmoudni, founder of the Moroccan Forum for Young Journalists, wrote on his Facebook page that the child is in need of psychological help rather than being exposed to the media’s questions.Read Also: Ifrane Murder Victim’s Father Asks King Mohammed VI to Help His FamilyThe director of the Al Ayam news outlet, Noureddine Miftah, has apologized for the video on behalf of the interviewer in a Facebook statement, writing that he was shocked when he watched the interview and immediately ordered it be removed.“It is unacceptable and unprofessional. I deeply apologize for this unintentional mistake which I hope will not be repeated.”Locals in Oued Ifrane, a rural town in the Ifrane region in Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains, found Fatima Rayhan’s decapitated body in a deserted area on Friday, December 28.The child allegedly saw her mother’s decapitated head after locals and family found her body. Two days after the murder, police arrested a suspect, a shepherd who tried to force Rayhan to marry him and killed her after she repeatedly refused, according to her father’s statement.Following Rayhan’s death, her father, who suffers from cancer, became depressed and called on King Mohammed VI and charitable Moroccans to help him financially to raise his 7-year-old granddaughter and save his family from poverty.Many people showed interest in adopting Rayhan’s daughter. Some who proposed adopting the child live abroad.
TORONTO — Torstar Corp. has bought a 56 per cent stake in digital media company VerticalScope Holdings Inc. for $200 million.VerticalScope owns and operates more than 600 online forums as well as websites including AutoGuide.com, Motorcycle.com, ATV.com and PetGuide.com.Under the deal, Torstar acquired ABRY Partners’ minority interest in VerticalScope along with more than a third of the shares held by the continuing shareholders.The publisher of the Toronto Star had been looking for an investment since the sale of its romance novel business, Harlequin, to News Corp last year. The sale produced a pre-tax gain of $224.6 million.“We’ve been assessing opportunities to employ capital that resulted from the Harlequin sale for over a year now,” chief executive David Holland said.“It’s an important step forward in the transformation of Torstar, positioning the company for growth in its more digitally oriented future.”Torstar Corp posts quarterly profit of $20.6 million; revenue falls 9.8% at $244.9 millionTorstar Corp still not a buy despite pullback, cash on hand for dealTorstar said VerticalScope plans to make a distribution to its shareholders later this year that if completed would reduce Torstar’s net investment to approximately $178 million.The deal was announced as Torstar reported a loss attributable to shareholders of $1.1 million or a penny per share for the quarter ended June 30, compared with a profit of $19.7 million or 25 cents per share a year ago.Operating revenue fell to $206.3 million from $225.6 million.Torstar holds an investment in The Canadian Press as part of a joint agreement with the corporate parent company of the Globe and Mail and the parent company of Montreal’s La Presse.
Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited announced that it has taken the precautionary step of temporarily suspending its consumer operations in Sri Lanka because of the unstable situation at the moment.Chief Executive Theo Spierings said Fonterra has two immediate priorities: protecting its people, and protecting its farmer shareholders’ assets. “The temporary suspension is the right thing to do. It is a precautionary measure to ensure our 755 people working there are safe. We have closed our plants and office in Sri Lanka, and have asked our people to stay at home. Spierings said Fonterra has provided every possible assurance to the Sri Lankan authorities about the safety and quality of Fonterra’s products, and remains committed to the Sri Lankan people.“Recent events, however, have made it difficult to maintain day-to-day operations, and we need to get them resolved. “At the same time, we must do all that we can to protect our farmer shareholders’ investment in Fonterra’s Sri Lanka manufacturing and commercial operations.” Sri Lanka is one of the key markets for the New Zealand dairy industry. The New Zealand dairy industry has been providing high quality dairy nutrition to people across Sri Lanka for more than 35 years. “Fonterra Sri Lanka is currently subject to a court Enjoining Order which has shut down our ability to sell product, advertise it or make public statements in any way with customers or consumers in Sri Lanka.“Legal action is underway that is aimed at resolving the Enjoining Order.“We are also working with Sri Lankan and New Zealand government authorities on a long-term sustainable solution for our Sri Lankan customers, communities and dairy sector,” Spierings said in a statement. Fonterra also plays an important role in helping develop the local dairy industry. Earlier this year the Co-operative launched a Farmer Training and Education Programme to help develop dairy farming skills in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)
United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Sarath Amunugama was today appointed as the Cabinet Minister of Special Projects.He took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena. Over the past few days Amunugama was seen in Parliament speaking out against some of the policies of the Government. (Colombo Gazette)
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) was advised to be more responsible today by the Colombo Chief Magistrate over claims made that the passport and National Identity Card (NIC) of the wife of Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa were missing.The CID had claimed that Shashi Weerawansa’s passport and NIC, which were under investigation, had gone missing from court. However the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court was told today the passport and NIC were not missing.The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court advised the CID to be more responsible when making claims in future. (Colombo Gazette)
One soldier was found guilty of paying for consensual sex, while the other was found guilty of sex with a legal minor. There are currently no other cases under investigation for sexual exploitation in the UN Operation in Burundi (ONUB).”In this case, the mission moved quickly and decisively against the soldiers in question, and the UN in turn will be following up with the Member State with regard to disciplinary action,” UN spokesman Marie Okabe told the daily briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.”The Secretary General has a zero tolerance policy and ONUB, along with our other peacekeeping missions, take this very seriously. When mission focal points for code of conduct issues receive allegations against UN personnel, they are investigated thoroughly, and if substantiated, they are acted on immediately and robustly,” she added.Mr. Annan vowed to put an end to sexual exploitation and abuse by UN mission personnel after some 150 allegations against UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) came under investigation.”I am afraid there is clear evidence that acts of gross misconduct have taken place. This is a shameful thing for the United Nations to have to say, and I am absolutely outraged by it,” he said then.The UN forbids peacekeepers to pay for sex or to have sex with girls younger than 18. In the DRC, investigators found that payment ranged from two eggs to $5 per encounter. Some of the victims were abandoned orphans and were often illiterate.
Ottawa creates housing working group with Ontario and B.C. by Allison Jones, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 23, 2016 8:40 am MDT Last Updated Jun 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The federal government is creating a working group on housing with the Ontario and British Columbia governments as well as officials from Vancouver and Toronto amid warnings that housing prices in those cities are rising at an unsustainable pace.Overall, the housing market is “sound,” but pockets of risk have emerged since the financial crisis, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said in a speech Thursday.The government has already taken steps to protect borrowers and lenders, Morneau said, but more steps can be taken, if warranted, to help maintain a stable housing market.“These measures are taking some time to take effect, but we do know that they will help,” he said. “I want to say though, if further steps are warranted, further steps can be taken to protect both borrowers and lenders, helping to maintain a strong, stable and secure housing market and the economy over the long term.”Morneau recently increased the minimum down payment for homes over $500,000, a measure aimed specifically at cooling the Vancouver and Toronto markets.The working group has not yet been formed — Morneau said he spoke to the respective finance ministers and mayors about it earlier this week — but it will meet through the summer to review factors that affect housing supply and demand, affordability and stability of the market.“While the federal government does have some levers under its control, we don’t have all of them,” he said. “This, in our estimation, is a shared responsibility with provincial governments and municipalities having regulatory and taxation powers to respond to unique local concerns.”The Bank of Canada has warned that housing prices in Vancouver and Toronto are rising at an unsustainable pace that is beyond local economic fundamentals.It noted that year-over-year house price growth in the greater Vancouver area hit 30 per cent last month, up from 15 per cent in December. In Toronto, the report said prices increased 15 per cent, compared to 10 per cent six months ago.The Toronto Real Estate Board has reported that the average price for a detached home in the city last month was $1.28 million, while the average price for all homes was $782,051.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver said that its benchmark price for detached properties has risen above $1.5 million.
KUSI Newsroom, March 21, 2019 Updated: 6:25 AM 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, FBI San Diego will present a “Women Behind the Badge” event.A panel discussion with FBI agents will follow the mixe where people can meet current and former FBI special agents.Guests will also hear how professionals such as lawyers, engineers, and teachers became FBI agents.The event is open to the public, but advance registration is required.The event will be held in the Sorrento Valley area of San Diego.For more information click here. FBI San Diego presents the “Women Behind the Badge” KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 21, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
CHELMSFORD, MA — Broadcast Pix recently announced that Wilmington Community Television, a PEG station serving Wilmington, Massachusetts, has upgraded its control room with a BPswitch GX integrated production switcher. The system was installed earlier this month in an effort to simplify productions for WCTV personnel and volunteer crews.Adam Dusenberry, operations manager for WCTV, said the new install allowed a general “decluttering” of extra gear from the control room, including playback decks and an external CG. “Having one console to do graphics and video roll-ins makes it a whole lot more streamlined and easier to do in our environment,” he said.All roll-ins and opens are stored in the BPswitch using its Watch-Folders media management system. Dusenberry said all shows have a dedicated folder; producers upload their assets from an NLE using the integrated BPNet cloud-based video workflow service. “The goal is to make it as easy and streamlined for our producers as possible,” he added.Graphics are produced with the built-in NewBlueNTX multi-layer 3D motion graphics CG, which has improved the on-air look and saves at least one producer from adding specialized closing credits in post. WCTV also uses the integrated BPview customizable multi-view, which feeds four monitors in the control room, including two main monitors on the wall and two smaller monitors in the production console dedicated to graphics and the technical director.The new BPswitch replaced a Blackmagic Design ATEM switcher. “We’d been pushing the envelope on production quality and outgrowing the capabilities of the ATEM,” Dusenberry explained. “We wanted to add more, but we also wanted it to be user friendly. The BPswitch fit what we were looking for – there’s an improvement both in usability and how our programs look to our viewers.”WCTV offers hyperlocal coverage of events, government meetings, and education programs. The station operates three cable channels that are distributed through Comcast and Verizon, well as a website with live streaming and video-on-demand. WCTV maintains an active production schedule in its three-camera HD studio, with a handful of series as well instructional workshops for its active youth program, promotional videos for local organizations, and other shows.“I will push a piece of gear to its limits,” Dusenberry said. “I always want to try and push for the production values that will make our programs look similar to the major networks. The BPswitch really makes that easy to do.”About Broadcast PixWith a tightly coupled switcher and 3D motion graphics CG, Broadcast Pix provides the most fully integrated live video production systems with patented control and automation technology. From compact units to large-scale, multi-system solutions, every Broadcast Pix features an extensive toolset that makes it easy to optimize and customize your workflows locally and over IP. Plus, its BPNet ecosystem provides secure cloud services and asset management. Founded in 2002, Broadcast Pix has customers in more than 100 countries and is the leader in fully integrated production switchers for government, broadcast, streaming, live event, and visual radio applications. Learn more at http://www.broadcastpix.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from Broadcast Pix.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNews & Notes From WCTV: Did You Know WCTV Has A Podcast Studio That YOU Can Use?In “Community”WCTV News & Notes: Registration Now Open For Popular Weekend Youth ProgramIn “Community”VIDEO: You Can Now Livestream WCTV On Your RokuIn “Videos”