San Francisco: Google is rolling out support for the “Continued Conversation” feature on Smart Displays to allow users to a natural back-and-forth conversation with the Google Assistant instead of having to repeat the “Hey Google” command every time. “After you initially trigger the Assistant with a request, the Assistant will stay active for long enough to respond to follow up questions. The feature is part of the Settings menu under Preferences,” Bibo Xu, Product Manager, Google Assistant wrote in a blog-post on Friday. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app The feature was first rolled out for only audio to Google Home, Home Mini and Home Max products. It is currently only available in English across Smart Displays from Google, Lenovo, JBL and LG. Apart from this, the search-engine giant has also made several features available on its Smart Displays including “Interpreter Mode” and single dashboard control to control devices connected via Assistant, Support for managing multi-room audio, sharing photos from Live Albums with Google Photos and playing games has also been added to the Smart Display devices.
10 July 2011The Secretary-General’s special envoy for Libya, Abdul Elah al-Khatib, has had talks in the country’s capital, Tripoli, with both the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister, stressing the need for a political solution to the ongoing conflict to spare the people of further suffering. Mr. Khatib, who visited Tripoli yesterday, emphasized that a settlement must address the legitimate demands and aspirations of the people of Libya for a democratic future.“The Special Envoy raised ideas with respect to the management of a transition in Libya. [He] also listened to the views of the Government of Libya regarding the impact of sanctions and NATO operations,” said a statement released by Mr. Khatib’s office.He will travel to New York over the weekend to brief the Secretary-General and the United Nations Security Council on Monday on his efforts to find a solution to the Libya crisis.Libya has been engulfed by fighting since a pro-democracy movement opposed to the regime of Muammar al-Qadhafi emerged in February following similar protests in Tunisia, Egypt and other countries across North Africa and the Middle East.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Raf Casert, The Associated Press Posted Jul 18, 2013 9:04 am MDT EU top court dismisses FIFA, UEFA appeals over broadcasts of World Cup, Euros on free TV BRUSSELS – The European Union’s highest court has dismissed a challenge from football governing bodies FIFA and UEFA and sided with any EU member state that wants to keep all of the World Cup and the European Championship on free TV.Thursday’s decision will be welcomed by fans across the continent who follow the tournaments with uncanny zeal.The Court of Justice rejected the appeals of the two federations “in their entirety,” in a move that represents a major legal slapdown for FIFA, the governing body that oversees the World Cup, and UEFA, which runs the European Championship. The two events are held every four years and are major income-providers for the federations.As a result, the two will continue to face a restricted pool of broadcasters when they come to sell the rights to the prime-time matches in key markets across the 28-country EU. The member states have the right to select a series of top sports events to be shown on free TV.“This decision not only distorts competition in a free market, but also reduces the possibility to generate income that can then be distributed to the amateur game,” UEFA said in a statement.FIFA objected to the broad interpretation of the rules to include all 64 matches of the World Cup. It said in a reaction that it already makes “at least 22 matches available on that basis” including all home team matches, the opening match, semi-finals and the final.“Crucially,” the world federation said, “such market distortion could also impact on FIFA’s ability to generate funds from the FIFA World Cup.”At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, FIFA earned $1.289 billion in European TV rights fees from a global total of $2.408 billion. FIFA says around 85 to 90 per cent of overall income comes from World Cup revenue streams.The court said that the initial 2011 ruling of the EU’s General Court already stated that “all the matches in the final stages of those two tournaments actually attracted sufficient attention from the public to form part of an event of major importance.”“Those tournaments, in their entirety, have always been very popular among the general public and not only viewers who generally follow football matches on television,” the court statement said.___AP Sports Writer Graham Dunbar contributed from Geneva
With the spotlight today on anti-poverty goals at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Prime Minister of Italy called for greater local and global action to overcome food insecurity.Addressing the 68th General Assembly’s General Debate, Prime Minister Enrico Letta noted that the eight anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have made “tangible improvements” but that one in eight people worldwide still suffer from malnutrition.“Food Security should be a priority area of action,” he said in reference to the Debate’s theme ‘Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the stage!’ The theme incorporates some of today’s most crucial issues: a sustainable relationship between consumption and production, energy efficiency, and more, he added.More than 130 countries are planning to participate Expo 2015 in Milan on the theme ‘Feeding the planet: Energy for life’ to exchange best practices between public and private sectors on global sustainability in the area of food security and nutrition. In addition, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) are based in Rome. “Italy feels that the time has come to launch a new global consensus on food,” said Mr. Letta.In his statement, the Prime Minister also highlighted Italy as a port of entry for hundreds of thousands of migrants, stressing the country’s respect for fundamental human rights and international law, while also fostering international cooperation with countries of origin and of transit.The UN is due to host next month in New York a high-level dialogue on migration and development. Among other topics, Mr. Letta turned to the situation in Syria, reiterating calls for a political solution to the conflict. “At the same time, we strongly condemn what has taken place in Syria. We cannot be indifferent before blatant violations of fundamental international norms,” he stressed.The Prime Minister confirmed that Italy had pledged $30 million in humanitarian aid to assist Syrian refugees, and confirmed that it will enact as early as this week a new humanitarian and emergency initiative for an additional $50 million.Mr. Letta is one of scores of leaders to speak at the annual General Assembly session at which heads of State and Government and other high-level officials will present their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance.
“It’s gratifying to finally see people feel safe enough to go home,” said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer. “There is conflict across much of South Sudan where people fear for their lives. But in some areas, like Melut, we are able to help people out of the camps back to their communities,” he added.The world’s youngest country, South Sudan has spent much of its short life mired in conflict, riven by a political face-off between President Salva Kiir and his then former Vice-President Riek Machar that erupted into full-blown war late in 2013.The site, next to the UN base in Melut in the Upper Nile region, had provided sanctuary to hundreds of families since the conflict broke out four years ago in the world’s youngest nation.Over the past week, these families have been returned to their homes with the assistance of UNMISS and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in partnership with other humanitarian agencies.VIDEO:The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, closed one of the sites where it was providing sanctuary for families in the wake of the conflict that broke out four years ago. Of the 562 recently registered, most chose to settle in Melut town given the improved security situation there. Approximately 255 were relocated elsewhere with some choosing to shift to the Malakal site because of personal protection needs while others moved home to Renk, Ulang, Maban and Wau.There has been significant consultation with the community and humanitarian agencies about the relocation process and ensuring the families continue to receive assistance for returns.The protection of civilians is primarily the South Sudan government’s responsibility but, in many cases, people have fled from government security forces. UNMISS provides sanctuary to almost 210,000 internally displaced people at seven locations across South Sudan. These camps are a last resort and exist only to shelter people who genuinely fear for their lives.“We will look at every camp individually to see if the conditions allow people to return home voluntarily and safely. Where these conditions exist, we will try to assist people back,” said Mr. Shearer. “Camps are not a long-term solution and certainly not the right place to bring up children or live with dignity.”The closure of the site at Melut will enable the peacekeeping troops based there to shift their focus from guarding the camp to increasing patrols in the surrounding area. Extending their protective presence into other communities will save lives and build confidence so that, over time, more people will feel safe enough to return home.Learn more about the UN Mission in South Sudan here
Ohio State sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller’s two career games against Illinois tell of very different stages in his development as OSU’s signal-caller. Miller’s first Fighting Illini encounter occurred in the infancy of his time at the helm of the Buckeyes’ offense last season. The second start came more than a year later and, under the Ohio Stadium lights, his development was shown for America to see. Miller delivered a 52-22 win for OSU (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten) against Illinois (2-7, 0-5 Big Ten) with his arm and his legs – it was, perhaps, his most complete quarterbacking effort for the Scarlet and Gray to date. He was poised in the pocket, completing 12-of-20 attempts for 226 yards and two touchdowns. As always, he was ready to run, and did, compiling 73 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. Back in the Horseshoe, Miller delivered crisp, on-target passes throughout the game. OSU junior wide receiver Corey Brown said he’s become accustomed to Miller’s throwing prowess. “That’s Braxton,” Brown said. “At practice, those are regular throws.” That’s Miller now, anyway. He delivered a victory against the Fighting Illini last season, too, but under much different circumstances. That first meeting with Illinois, an Oct. 15, 2011 game in Champaign, Ill., is perhaps the furthest cry from the player he’s become. Last season against Illinois, Miller was anything but confident, and then-head coach Luke Fickell and offensive coordinator Jim Bollman didn’t trust him as a passer. Miller attempted just four passes in last year’s game – his lone completion was an end zone-bound flick to then-junior tight end Jake Stoneburner for 17 yards and a touchdown. With Miller in his third career start for the Buckeyes, Fickell and Bollman took the pressure off his arm and placed it on his legs, as well as the legs of the running backs – OSU carried the ball on 51 of its 55 offensive plays as the team escaped the Prairie State with a 17-7 win against Illinois. Brown recalled last year’s meeting with Illinois, saying that, despite the win, he left Champaign feeling queasy because of the offense’s performance. “We had one completion for a touchdown – that’s kind of self-explanatory,” Brown said. “We all walked away from that game feeling sick.” Saturday showed how far Miller has come from that day in Champaign during the 2011 season. In the second quarter, Miller threaded the needle to Stoneburner, now a senior, on two occasions, found Brown in space and, on what might have been his best pass of the season, hit redshirt sophomore running back Rod Smith in stride on his way to the end zone for a 51-yard touchdown reception. All the while, the threat of Miller taking off and running loomed large for the Illinois defense. For the Buckeyes, that same threat was a luxury item – it was there if they needed it. In 2011, Miller’s rushing was a necessity. The difference between Saturday’s and last year’s game against the Illini, Miller said, was experience. “Getting my feet under me and staying under control,” Miller said. “It works out.” First-year OSU coach Urban Meyer said he sees room, and a need, for continued improvement from Miller as a passer. Specifically, Miller needs to improve in the dropback pass, Meyer said. “The area we’re not efficient enough is the dropback pass, and we have to while he’s not a dropback passer,” Meyer said. “The play action game is pretty solid. That’s what you see. Those plays, those aren’t dropback passes … we’re just not there yet.” In the midst of Meyer’s call for improved passing, there’s also an acknowledgement of Miller’s growth, especially considering the seemingly-stagnant 1-of-4 passing performance in Champaign last year. Just ask Brown, OSU’s leader in receptions and receiving yards. Brown lauded Miller for his tremendous improvement since that game. “(Miller’s a) very accurate passer now,” Brown said. “If teams are preparing for just his feet, he can beat you with his arm now.” OSU will have a bye week this weekend before resuming play at Wisconsin Nov. 17. Kickoff time for the game against the Badgers has not been announced. The Buckeyes will return to Ohio Stadium for the Nov. 24 season finale against Michigan.
Antony Gormley’s Lost Horizon 1, 2008 Earlier this year, the National Gallery in London confirmed that less than one per cent of its works are by women.The Royal Academy’s plans for next year also include an exhibition of Lucian Freud’s self-portraits, installations from Phyllida Barlow, a show based on the “artistic exchange” between video artist Bill Viola and Michelangelo, and paintings from Felix Vallotton and Helene Schjerfbeck.Antony Gormley will stage his “most significant” solo exhibition in the UK for more than a decade, flooding one of the Academy’s galleries for his installation ‘Host’. Titian’s Venus Rising from the Sea, 1520Credit:National Galleries of Scotland While he had not done a precise headcount, he said, “there is almost parity between men and women”, adding that they had also worked to gender balance the scholars working on the exhibition.The idea for the exhibition was conceived around three years ago, and will be put on in a partnership with the The J. Paul Getty Museum in the United States.Marlow said he had found it interesting to observe how the exhibition had changed meaning amid the “cultural climate” of 2018. Lucian Freud’s Reflection (Self Portrait), 1985 Bathing on a Summer Evening, 1892-3, Felix Vallotton 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. Galleries have long been in the sights of feminist campaigners, with critics noting a drastic lack of number of female artists in major collections and a high proportion of nude women on the walls. So prevalent was the issue that Tate Modern now holds the 1989 piece by the Guerilla Girls asking: “Do Women Have To Be Naked To Get Into the Met. Museum?”Referring to the New York gallery, it states that less than five per cent of the work in its modern art section was by women, compared with 85 per cent of its nudes being female. Per Rumberg, from the Royal Academy, said curators had been “very keen in the beginning to have an equal balance of men and women”. The Royal Academy is to ensure its next exhibition of nudes has an equal gender split of naked men and women, as it navigates the post-Me Too era.The Academy, which has just undergone a major restructure to celebrate its 250th anniversary, will have almost exact parity between paintings, sculptures and drawings of male and female nudes in its forthcoming exploration of Renaissance art.The decision, confirmed by the gallery’s director Tim Marlow at its season launch today, marks the first time the Royal Academy has introduced a makeshift gender quota to its exhibitions as a “very interesting exercise”.The Renaissance Nude, due to open in March 2019, will include around 85 works created from 1400 to 1530 designed to track the development of the “idea and ideal” of the nude throughout Europe.The announcement, made as part of the Royal Academy’s 2019 season launch, follows a period of deep crisis in the arts, as television, film, theatre, music and the visual arts all re-examine their treatment of women in the wake of #metoo sex abuse revelations. “On one level you can say, art historically, are there more women than men? Yes,” he said. “But in that period is it considerably more?”Historically what are the differences in the way the male and female bodies are portrayed?”Saying that other exhibitions, such as the forthcoming Oceania or Bill Viola shows, would not be subject to gender quotas, he added: “But in a subject exploring the Renaissance nude in a historic period it seems a very interesting exercise to do.”The Renaissance Nude will show masterpieces from Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Dürer and Cranach, moving from religion art to the secular.
Achieving co-operative industrial relations with no lost time and harmonious workplace relationsEstablishing best possible industrial (collective) agreement option in compliance with local lawsAs far as possible setting consistent project wages and conditions to be applied to the whole of the project. This may include some clear lines of demarcation between local and foreign workersIf required engaging unions at an early stage of the project to set consistent wages and conditions and secure the unions’ commitment to the project. The rapidly growing number of Australian resources companies with mines or energy projects in Africa face a myriad of issues, according to a leading Perth-based legal expert. Security concerns, managing active unions, dealing with industrial action, bribery and corruption, staff recruitment and ensuring compliance with the laws and regulations of unfamiliar markets are just some of the issues these businesses face. Allan Drake-Brockman, the Perth Managing Partner of business law firm DLA Piper and the head of the firm’s Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety team, advises Australian companies on this subject.“Resources projects in Africa offer foreign companies and investors significant opportunities and the potential for great rewards. However operating in Africa also carries with it a number of risks beyond the top of mind issues of political and macroeconomic instability, whether perceived or real,” Drake-Brockman said. There are now 220 Australian mining and oil companies with some 595 projects across 42 countries in Africa, and their numbers continue to grow. “There is, however, a range of escalating risks that companies and investors need to be mindful of, with labour related issues being right at the top of the list,” Drake-Brockman said. “At its most extreme, these issues can boil over into violence as we have witnessed in Africa on more than one occasion in recent times. “Any inconsistency between the wages and conditions paid by the various contractors working at a project can be a critical factor. What is also becoming more apparent is the awareness of the significant wage disparities that exist between local workers and foreign workers of foreign contractors (such as Australian mining contractors) who are operating on the same project in Africa. “In many instances the local workers may perceive the work performed by foreign workers to be similar to their role. Yet they are typically paid significantly less.“An important consideration for any resources company operating in Africa is which country’s laws apply in relation to employees. This is particularly important where a foreign company is operating in Africa and engaging both local and foreign employees on site. In some circumstances both foreign and local labour laws may have some application to the particular site.”Drake-Brockman said the situation was complicated by the fact there is a tremendous variety of legal systems within Africa. “For instance, the Democratic Republic of Congo has Belgian civil law as the basis for its legal regime; in Guinea it is a combination of French civil law, customary law and decree; while in Ghana it is English common law. “Within these jurisdictions there are complex employment and industrial relations laws that give trade unions and employees the right to engage in industrial action. The freedom of association provisions also generally require companies to recognise trade unions and deal with them in accordance with local laws.“Arguably Australia has a much more institutionalised, organised and better resourced trade union movement than African counterparts. As a result, Australian companies are used to dealing with trade unions in a sophisticated manner, forming a significant part of the overall project management plan,” he said. According to Drake-Brockman, the most significant risk to any resources project is delay due to industrial relations problems. A successful industrial relations strategy should therefore be focused on: “Project operators should also assess their contractors’ industrial relations risk as part of the procurement process. As part of this process, plans should be developed to identify rates of pay and general employment conditions for the project, the procedure for resolving any disputes that arise and other related matters.“Setting consistent project wages and conditions (as far as possible) is critical to ensuring harmonious workplace relations and positive wage outcomes on a project. “One of the industrial relations risks facing resources companies are those associated with bribery and corruption. This can be mitigated by ensuring contractors and sub-contractors comply with anti-bribery and corruption standards as determined by relevant legislation.”
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July 16, 2019 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego is the fourth-best large city in the country in which to live, according to a ranked list released Tuesday by the personal finance website WalletHub.WalletHub ranked cities with a population above 300,000 by evaluating their affordability, economic strength, education and health quality, quality of life and safety. A total of 62 cities were sampled for the list, with Virginia Beach, Virginia, taking the top spot.San Diego ranked 51st in affordability but ranked among the top-10 cities in education and health, quality of life and safety, and 12th in economic strength. According to WalletHub data, San Diego had the second-lowest crime rate behind Virginia Beach and was tied for first for coffee shops per capita.Joining San Diego and Virginia Beach among the top five were Austin, Seattle and Las Vegas in second, third and fifth, respectively. Rounding out the top 10 were San Francisco, New York, San Jose, Honolulu and Portland, Oregon.Detroit, Michigan, ranked last among large cities due to its dead-last ranks for economic strength and health and education quality. Memphis, Cleveland, Baltimore and St. Louis also sat in the bottom five. All five cities at the bottom of the list were in the bottom half for public safety, economic integrity and health and education quality.San Diego ranked fifth on last year’s list and fourth on WalletHub’s 2017 big cities list. Posted: July 16, 2019 San Diego ranked fourth-best large city in the country to live KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter
Party: Republican.City of residence: Battle Ground.Age: 36.Occupation: Manages family-owned real estate holding company.Campaign website: Elect Adrian CortesMajor endorsements: State Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center; former Republican state Sen. Joseph Zarelli; Battle Ground Mayor Lisa Walters; Camas Mayor Scott Higgins; and Washougal Mayor Sean Guard.Money raised in campaign: $5,171.Party: Republican.City of residence: Vancouver.Age: 28.Occupation: Landscape contractor .Campaign website: Brandon VickMajor endorsements: House Republican leader Richard DeBolt of Chehalis; state Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama; state Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver; state Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver; Association of Washington Business.Money raised in campaign: $20,971.Thanks to a top two primary voting system, Clark County’s 18th District voters will decide between two Republicans in this fall’s Position 1 House race.The two GOP members vying for that open House seat are former Clark County Republican chairman Brandon Vick and Battle Ground City Councilman Adrian Cortes.Cortes, who suspended his campaign for a couple of months this summer, lags behind Vick when it comes to fundraising. Cortes has raised more than $5,000 in campaign contributions while Vick has raised nearly $21,000. Brandon Vick
WILMINGTON, MA — School Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand recently announced that the gym floor at Wilmington High School is currently being replaced.“[The gym] is under construction,” said Brand. “Work has more than begun in terms of removing the old floor and steps towards installing the new floor.”Brand noted the Athletic Department is working around the construction project.“Volleyball is the only affected sport,” noted Brand. “And, [thankfully], most physical education classes this time of the year are outside.”The original floor, installed during the construction of the building in 2014, has “never been right,” according to many familiar with the situation.“In the early summer months of 2015, [the DPW] identified floor panels in some locations were crimping, particularly in the center of the floor,” Town Manager Jeff Hull explained. “[The floor] continued to maintain an unevenness, which led the town to pursuing the issue further with the designers and contractor… Ultimately, their recommendation was to bring in dehumidifiers and fans, which we did. These had some measure of effect, but the floor wouldn’t settle back down until the fall. These circumstances have continued now for the last few years.”In May, Hull announced the town would likely be going to mediation with the contractor to resolve the situation. At that time, the town went out to bid for the floor replacement project, receiving three bids ranging from $219,200 to $268,666.Last week, Hull announced that the town was able to successfully negotiate a resolution with Gilbane Company, the building project’s contractor, which will be picking up 80% of the costs.“Gilbane agreed to pay $175,000 towards replacement of the gym floor. The Town is paying the remaining $44,200, the lowest bid price ($219,200) from a firm qualified to perform the work,” Hull told Wilmington Apple.According to Superintendent Brand, the floor replacement project is anticipated to be completed sometime in October.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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington DPW & Public Buildings Dept. Complete Dozens Of Projects To Get Schools Ready For Opening DayIn “Education”Wilmington High To Consider Starting A Gymnastics Team For 2020-2021 School YearIn “Education”SELECTMEN NEWS: Public Buildings Dept. Outlines Projects This Summer, Including School ImprovementsIn “Government”
Cochin Shipyard Ltd. is reportedly in preliminary-level discussions to acquire a controlling stake in debt-laden ABG Shipyard Ltd.Noida online ponzi scam: Operators dupe 6.5 lakh investors of Rs 3,700 croreAnother contender Shapoorji Pallonji and Co. Ltd., which was also in the race to buy a stake in ABG Shipyard, has apparently backed out of the discussions, the Mint reported, citing “two people close to the development.” State-run Cochin Shipyard operates in building platform supply vessels and double-hulled oil tankers. Presently, the company is building the first range of indigenous aircraft carriers for the Indian Navy, the Vikrant-class aircraft carriers. Cochin Shipyard competes with ABG Shipyard, Bharati Defence, Reliance Defence Engineering and L&T Shipbuilding Ltd. A fall in freight rates and an industry slump following the 2008 financial crisis resulted in huge debt pile up on the books of ABG Shipyard, in which lenders hold a 50.46 percent stake. For the quarter ended March 31, 2016, the Ahmedabad-based shipbuilding company had posted a loss of Rs 1,710 crore and had an outstanding debt of Rs 16,000 crore. During the financial year 2013-14, ABG Shipyard had undertaken a debt restructuring exercise under the CDR mechanism. It also disclosed in its last annual report filed with the BSE that the company planned to raise capital by issue of further securities, including but not limited to convertible bonds, preference shares, equity shares and other securities up to Rs. 2,000 crore. Sources told the Mint that a controlling stake in the troubled shipyard may be valued at Rs 400-500 crore. A majority of lenders have decided to declare the company as a “failed exit” from the CDR cell, even though finding a strategic partner continues. This essentially means the restructuring did not work and the lenders may explore other recovery options, including winding up the company or selling it.Meanwhile, as part of its expansion, Cochin Shipyard is planning a new dry dock to build very large ships like capesize bulk carriers, general cargo ships, aframax and suezmax tankers, and LNG carriers. On Monday, shares of ABG Shipyard traded at Rs 28.55, up 2.51 per cent from their previous close.
Opposition parties said on Monday they were against an amending bill brought by the government to license and supervise non-credit institutions that offer housing loans, arguing that ultimately it will put consumers at risk.Back in April the House had passed a law designed to transpose into domestic law EU-wide rules on mortgages introducing credit intermediaries, in a move said to lead to greater competition in the lending market and drive down prices for borrowers.The law was based on the Mortgage Credit Directive (Directive 2014/17/EU), which Cyprus was urged to transpose into national law.Among others, the law sets out rules on what information mortgage advertising must contain, and mandates that non-banking institutions provide consumers a calculation of the annual percentage rate for comparison purposes.However opposition MPs at the time had pushed through an amendment which struck Article 35 of the directive from the law.Article 35 of the directive states: “Member states shall ensure that non-credit institutions are subject to adequate admission process including entering the non-credit institution in a register and supervision arrangements by a competent authority.”In parliament on Monday, the finance ministry insisted the article’s inclusion is mandatory in order to fully harmonise with the EU directive, but opposition lawmakers said its language suggests it is left to the member states to decide.It was also uncertain during the discussion whether non-banking institutions offering housing loans actually exist in Cyprus. MPs asked the government to clear up the matter.Generally, non-banking financial institutions operate in areas such as venture capital, private equity investment, public equity issuance, corporate bond issuance, corporate debt securitisation, and captures activities such as loan origination by investment funds.Other examples are insurance firms, pawn shops, payday lending, currency exchanges and microloan organisations.Credit intermediation – taking money from savers and lending it to borrowers – is sometimes referred to as ‘shadow banking’.The government and the ruling Disy party argue that licensing non-credit institutions will enhance competition in the mortgage market, benefiting consumers.The Akel and Edek parties counter that there currently exist no mechanisms in Cyprus to adequately regulate non-banking institutions.“As such, it would put transactions and thus borrowers at risk,” Akel MP Aristos Damianou explained to the Cyprus Mail.Under the law passed earlier this year, in order to operate, non-credit institutions must put up an initial capital of €500,000.“So anyone with half a million could set up a lending business…you can see how dangerous that can be,” Damianou said.Opposition MPs demand that the government table specific ordinances regulating the licensing of non-banking institutions before they can agree to push the matter forward. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndohear.comThese Bluetooth Hearing Aids Are Saving Liveshear.comUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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demanding that the new federalism be based on ethnic identity. Shkreli himself had written to the judge apologizing for his "poor judgment" and insisting he "never intended to cause alarm or promote any act of violence whatsoever.ophthalmology and others will now be available at general category hospitals, Kanade said The citys seven CGHS dispensaries at CampMangalwar PethMukundnagarBoys BattalionPhule NagarRange Hills and Akurdi have been computerised and the procedure for distributing smart cards is under way While the procedure has been simplifiedit basically entails getting a memo from the CGHS dispensary in-charge If it is a minor problem like hernia or cataract operationa patient can directly go the hospital of his/her choice However as per rulesa government specialists advice is also required Kanade said owing to rush at just Sassoon Hospitalthey have roped in specialists from YCM HospitalPimpriCommand Hospital and Aundh Hospital With UTI now stepping in as third party insurerthere has been a speedy payment of billssaid Kanade But he admitted that hospitals like KEMDeenanath Mangeshkar and Poona Hospitalalong with diagnostic centres like Golwilkarshave not shown interest in getting empanelled with CGHS For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Allahabad | Published: July 3 2013 2:31 am Related News At least five more unidentified bodiesincluding two of womenwere fished out from Gangain Jhunsi areaon Tuesday The police have not ruled out the possibility of the bodies being that of Uttarakhand pilgrims Beginning June 26the total number of bodies suspected to be of the Uttarakhand flood victims fished out of Ganga in the district so far has gone up to 14 Superintendent of Police (Trans-Ganga) Shafiq Ahmed said: The bodies appear to be of victims in the age group of 30 to 50 years Most of them were badly decomposed Sacred threads were found on the hands of couple of bodiesindicating that they could be of Uttarakhand pilgrims? Dr Togadia first prescribes a prophylactic: they should urge the government to put Bhavnagar under what he calls the “Disturbing Act” — the Disturbed Areas Act — which would apparently make such deals impossible. Day-night matches in Australia or New Zealand would be ideal to target television audiences in India, A happy marriage relieves stress and makes one feel as safe as an adored baby. He saw his jehad as a response to the break-up of the Khilafat and the desecration of Jerusalem. He also wrapped up the match in some style, who top-scored for Australia with 130 in the first innings and backed it up with 63 in the second.at the temple premises is the focus of attention as the devotees believe that Lord Ganesh appears in it.
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But change is coming ? “It’s another opportunity for me to try and find a way to come out on top this time,” Chelsea have a fast turnaround before hosting high-flying Watford on Saturday when anything other than a win could see them losing touch with the Premier League leaders. Mustain (27) was allegedly killed while he was transporting a buffalo from Shahbad in Kurukshetra. Let’s enjoy the game,” the adviser,and Vikram?Secretary,it has been realised, said Tejas Pandyaa lawyer who had prepared representation draft Though the demand was that seven talukas be included in the new districtthe state government has kept Mangrol under Junagadh Seven of the 14 talukas in Junagadh district are located on the coastal belt Road distance from farthest taluka of Una is 190 km from district headquarters in Junagadh city According to local leaders in these talukasa separate district is the need of time given the growth in population and industry The region has a good concentration of chemicals and cement industries and Veraval-Mangrol-Una is a major hub for fisheries industry The rapid industrial growth has led to a considerable increase in population A closer administrative headquarters will help accelerate the growth in the region Of the total 31 lakh population in Junagadh districtthe six talukas with nearly 500 villages are home to over 15 lakh people To strengthen coastal securitythe police department had already given Somnath a district status For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by MANASI PHADKE | Mumbai | Published: September 11 2013 12:32 am Related News Though the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) diluted eligibility norms for the contract for toll collection and maintenance of the Bandra-Worli sea linkonly three of the five companies that submitted proposals have qualified The MSRDC will now invite price bids from the three shortlisted firmswhich includes the incumbent toll collection company Mumbai Entry Point Limited (MEPL) MEPL is owned by Jayant Mhaiskarbrother of Virendra Mhaiskarthe promoter of IRB Infrastructureand has been collecting toll on the sea link since it was opened to traffic in 2009 We will float request for proposals by next week and expect to have the responses in by the end of this month We think the competition would be good this time Representatives of the three companies have met us and it seems that all are keen on submitting their bids? long term.
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who was booked in several cases along with Gandhi,1,suitcases with new and used clothes, Various directors helm different episodes of the “Darr Sabko Lagta Hai”, says,the co-convenor. GOAL! Akashdeep Singh hammers the ball into the roof of the goal from a narrow angle INDIA NOW 7-1 up 1950 hrs IST: Pakistan earn a fourth PC Under four minutes to go and chance for Pakistan to get a consolation goal but Bilal’s shot is a mistrap but the attack is not over GOAL Pakistan open their account in the tournament through Muhammad Umar Bhutta He’s unmarked at the far post and gets the ball in 1945 hrs IST: Pakistan switching keepers now Amjad Ali goes out and Hazar Abbas comes in Amjad hasn’t had a bad game but let down by the defence 1941 hrs IST: GOAL! The defence lawyers,m exhausted ? but this aspect was ignored in the second affidavit.
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