Rabat- An important US military delegation has recently visited the Moroccan port city Tangier, report local outlets.It is believed that that the military delegation was led by Admiral Francis D. Morley, who is the director of American navy’s IPO program (Navy International Programs Office), a US-funded plan to boost cooperation in the field of international security. Admiral Morley is also said to to be an important member of President Trump’s inner circle, suggesting the strategic significance of his leading an American navy visit to Morocco.Having first landed in Rabat from Detroit, before subsequently heading to Tangier, the Morley-led navy team was welcomed by Moroccan military authorities, essentially from the country’s Royal Navy corps. The welcoming ceremony also saw an important participation from the American embassy in Rabat, as well as a number of other American businessmen and military attachés residing in the North African country. Although neither party –American and Moroccan military officials–has been forthcoming about the visit’s details, sources close to the Royal Navy have been quoted as saying that this important visit is taking place in the framework of leapfrogging and strengthening US-Morocco strategic relationships on military and national defense-related matters.During the Tangier tour, the American navy delegation seized the opportunity to pay a visit to the Ksar Sghir military port, the same sources told the press, noting that the said military port is currently undergoing development and modernization works.As this important military visit came just few weeks after the common training sessions held between the US navy’s state-of-the art guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf and some Moroccan frigates, Moroccan observers have been keen to affirm that Admiral Morley’s visit may after all herald a new dawn of increased and reinforced military relationships between the two countries, especially given that the North African country is currently engaged in a thorough reform of its air and naval defense systems, and has acquired a sizable number of US-made military equipments over the last years.
TORONTO — The Toronto stock market moved further into negative territory for the year Monday, tumbling about two per cent as commodity prices sold off in the wake of data showing much weaker than expected economic growth in China.The S&P/TSX composite index plunged 256.44 points to 12,081.15.[np_storybar title=”‘Panic selling!’ Gold is getting hammered and oil is plummeting” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2013/04/15/gold-plunges-deeper-into-bear-market-to-1400-an-ounce/”%5D Gold slumped anew on Monday, racking up its worst two-day loss in 30 years, and investors dumped stocks and other commodities after weaker-than-expected Chinese data raised concerns about the global economic outlook. Continue reading. [/np_storybar]In addition to the pressure on oil and industrial metals, gold prices deepened a sell-off that started last week, falling to its lowest levels in over two years. The June contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed down $140.30 at US$1,361.10 an ounce, about $6 above its worst levels of the day, following a $63 drop on Friday.“I think you’re getting some panic selling right now,” said Frank Fantozzi, CEO of Planned Financial Services, a wealth management firm in New York.“People who have been holding on to gold expecting a rebound are now thinking, ’I better get out.”’The commodity-sensitive Canadian dollar was down 0.79 of a cent to 97.85 cents US.China’s economy grew by 7.7% over a year earlier, down from the previous quarter’s 7.9%. That fell short of many private sector forecasts that growth in the world’s second-largest economy would accelerate slightly to eight per cent.“We’ve been getting the 7.5 figure from Chinese policy-makers (and) I think the markets kind of prevailing notion was that if they’re saying 7.5, it will likely be eight per cent,” said Craig Fehr, Canadian markets specialist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.“So the fact that we’re kind of splitting the difference here is a little disappointing to the market, no question.”Losses on U.S. indexes picked up during the session amid a drop in an influential builder sentiment survey.The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index fell this month to 42 from 44 in March. Homebuilders are concerned that limited land and rising costs for materials and labour will slow sales in the short term.The Dow industrials lost 186.34 points to 14,781.34, the Nasdaq declined 58.4 points to 3,236.55 while the S&P 500 index was down 25.81 points to 1,563.04.China has been a main pillar of support in helping the global economy recover from the recession caused by the 2008 financial collapse. Demand from China has helped lift commodity prices and in turn energy and mining stocks on the resource heavy TSX.The Chinese data helped push the May copper contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange down eight cents to US$3.27 a pound, sending the base metals sector 8.8% lower. Sector heavyweight Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) dropped $2.35 to $25.79 while First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) lost $1.92 to $16.07.China has been the world’s biggest consumer of copper, which is viewed as an economic bellwether as it is used in so many applications.The TSX gold sector was down almost eight per cent, further punishing a sector that was already down almost 30% year to date.Several reasons have been cited for the drop in gold prices.The main reason seems to revolve around speculation that Cyprus may sell a chunk of its reserves to finance its part of its financial rescue. Though that may not materialize, it has been enough to prompt some investors to think that Spain, Italy and other weak European countries might also use a gold-selling strategy.Also, Goldman Sachs, last week lowered its average gold-price forecast for 2013 to US$1,545 an ounce, a level it took out last Friday.“We’ve had the Italian election thrown at the market, we’ve had the Cyprus bailout, disappointing economic data and none of it has broken the back of the equity markets, so the fear trade has come off,” added Fehr.“Likewise, inflation continues to be benign. And in a self-fulfilling prophecy, declining commodity prices will only reduce inflation. All of that is basically saying, precious metals is not the place to be.”Some U.S. Federal Reserve officials have also been calling for an early end to the central bank’s bond-buying program. If that happens, it would likely cause U.S. interest rates to rise, resulting in an appreciation of the U.S. dollar. That gives traders another reason to sell gold, since they see the metal as an alternative to holding dollars.Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) continued to slide on the TSX. It fell $2.27 or 9.9% to $20.67 on heavy volume of 4.4 million shares, after losing 15.45% last week, giving up its title of world’s largest gold miner by market cap, having been overtaken by Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G). Goldcorp faded $1.34 to $28.73.In addition to falling gold at the end of last week, Barrick shares have been hit by a Chilean court decision to suspend its Pascua-Lama mine after indigenous communities complained that the project is threatening their water supply and polluting glaciers.The energy sector fell 3.4% with the crude contract on the Nymex down $2.44 to US$88.85 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) gave back $1.31 to $29.97 while Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) lost 92 cents to $29.15.The industrials sector was also a source of major weakness, down two per cent with Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) down $4.26 to $121.35.Financials were lower with CIBC (TSX:CM) off 86 cents to $77.30.The fall on the TSX adds to what is already a lacklustre year on the Toronto market. As of mid-afternoon Monday, the TSX was down 2.54% year to date.The Dow industrials and S&P 500 have been smashing one record after another, with the Dow ending last week two per cent higher year to date while the S&P was ahead 12%.
TORONTO — Baby Boomers may be looking to trade their traditional single-family homes for the convenience and comfort of the condo craze, but a mass exodus is likely still a long ways off, real-estate experts and recent retirees say.[np_storybar title=”Almost half of Boomers say they are not interested in downsizing homes: survey” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2013/02/26/almost-half-of-boomers-say-they-are-not-interested-in-downsizing-homes-survey/”%5D Almost half of Baby Boomers who plan to move are not interested in downsizing, according to a new survey.Despite the assumption that aging Canadians will create an oversupply of traditional single-family homes as they opt for smaller residences in retirement, suburban detached homes remain popular among Boomers, says a poll for Royal LePage Real Estate. Continue reading. [/np_storybar]The convergence of Boomers reaching retirement age at the end of an era of historically low interest rates has conjured fear about the impact on the housing market of a growing number of homeowners choosing to downsize to condominiums.But not all Baby Boomers will be willing to forgo the lifestyle of a single-family dwelling, said Miranda McKenna, a realtor with Real Estate Homeward brokerage in Toronto.“That generation of Baby Boomers really likes to have the house, the garage, the garden; it keeps them active,” McKenna said.“For retired people, going into a condo is a nice idea because they don’t have to do anything, but it’s also restrictive. It’s the transition from a bigger house with a yard to a smaller space that gets them.”Indeed, the latest numbers from the National Household Survey, released Wednesday, suggest condominiums are becoming the domain of both young and old. Among owners, 20% are under the age of 35, compared with 10.5% for other dwellings, the Statistics Canada survey indicates.As predicted, they are proving popular with the retirement set. 26.1% of Canadian owners are aged 65 or older, compared with 20.7% for other dwellings.Jane Drover, a Calgary professor who is a year and a half away from retirement, said she expects to end up in a condo, but not for at least a few more years.“I travel so much that I would like a place where I don’t have to look after yard work or worry about a leaky roof or a pipe bursting,” she said. “That’s a shared expense when you have a condo.”But many of her friends who plan to downsize are looking to move into smaller homes, not apartments, because condo fees can be so high they can feel like a mortgage, Drover added.Phil Soper, president and chief executive of real-estate firm Royal LePage, said many new retirees suddenly find themselves dealing with kids at home.“The adult children of Boomers are living at home at about twice the rate as Baby Boomers themselves when they were that age,” Soper said. “They need the space to house not only themselves, but also these boomerang young adults who are living at home and working.”Baby Boomers are the wealthiest generation of retirees to date, with almost 80% owning their homes outright, Soper added. “They don’t need the money for retirement right now.”Financial tools like reverse mortgages, which allow people to stay in their house while still making withdrawals on the capital, also allow older homeowners to stay in their homes longer.Immigration is also keeping the condo market buoyant.Across Canada, the new home market, which includes condos and single homes, is being overbuilt by about 250,000 units or about a whole year worth of building, according to TD economist Diana Petramala.“Immigration is strong, (so) we do think that these units can over time be easily absorbed by increasing demand,” she said.“Maybe the pattern of immigration is changing … but they are spreading out to areas where there has been more overbuilding, like Calgary, Edmonton, maybe some of the Atlantic provinces, where resource sector is driving good employment outcomes.”Experts also believe markets across Canada have stabilized after any bumps in home sales following Ottawa’s tightening of lending rules.Wednesday’s survey numbers also made it clear that many Canadians are swimming in housing debt. About 3.3 million households, some 25%, spent 30% or more of their total income on shelter — mortgage or rent payments, plus utility bills, property taxes and condo fees — exceeding the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s measure of affordability.Those that exceeded the threshold did so to the tune of an average of $1,259 a month, about $510 more than what CMHC’s measure suggests they can afford.And while the potentially toxic combination of high household debt and a possible interest rate hike could send the finances of Canadians spiralling out of control, economists believe it’s only a real threat if rates climb suddenly and sharply.“It’s true that as home prices have risen people have taken larger debts than maybe they’ve been used to, but interest rates are low and debt is actually quite affordable for the majority of households,” said Petramala.“Our anticipation is that interest rates are only going to be able to go up gradually.”Soper said he doesn’t believe any changes will happen until well into 2014, and when they do, the market will simply take a breath and adjust, especially if the underlying economic fundamentals stay strong.“If people remain confident in their ability to make monthly payments, they will just adjust,” he said. “They will adjust their expectations in terms of buying a less expensive home or potentially a different neighbourhood.”That’s exactly what Liz Clark, 34, chose to do when she and her husband bought their first home four years ago.While many of her friends opted for big, newly built homes, the Hamilton mother of two chose a modest starter home in a neighbourhood she liked.“Even though I’m approved for a certain amount of mortgage, I never go above what I can afford comfortably.”
VIDEO: OHCHR calls on the FARDC soldiers to “abide by acceptable standards of national law and international human rights law” in their operations. Credit: UN NewsCalling on the authorities for a full and independent investigation into the latest violence, the UN human rights office offered its support to investigations into others allegations of serious human rights violations and abuses committed in the context of the ongoing conflict in Kasai Central Province by the FARDC and the militia. “Given the ongoing violence, we also reiterate our call for increased efforts to find durable solutions to conflicts with customary chiefs in Kasai Central Province,” said Ms. Throssell. Some 39 individuals among those killed in the violence between 9-13 February were women, caught in the shooting, when Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) soldiers opened fire indiscriminately with machine guns when they saw militia fighters, Liz Throssell, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told the media at the bi-weekly news briefing at the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG), citing information received from several sources. The militia members where reportedly armed mainly with machetes and spears. “We are deeply concerned at the reported high number of deaths, which if confirmed would suggest excessive and disproportionate use of force by the soldiers,” said Ms. Throssell, noting that the UN Joint Human Rights Office is seeking to verify the exact number of victims.Calling on call on the FARDC soldiers to abide by standards under national law and international human rights law in their responses and urged the military commanders to reinforce this message with their troops, she added:“In particular to exercise restraint and to use force only when necessary and proportionate to the threat, to minimize damage and injury and to respect and preserve human lives.” According to OHCHR, this latest violence – said to have occurred in and around the town of Tshimbulu in DR Congo’s Kasai Central Province – follows “atrocities” committed by both sides it has documented since August last year, when a customary chief (after whom the Kamuina Nsapu militia is named) was killed by the armed forces.
PS3 owners have been unable to access the console’s online service for several days now, and Sony still has no idea when it might be able to restore access.It’s reported that the powerful group Anonymous is behind the attack that paralyzed PlayStation Network connectivity and forced Sony to pull the plug on it entirely while the company investigates the attack.After being criticized for not keeping users informed, the company’s director of corporate communications, Patrick Seybold released a statement today, noting, “I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time. As we previously noted, this is a time intensive process and we’re working to get them back online quickly.”Via PlayStation Blog
It was about 6:55 a.m. Saturday when a text message appeared on the cell phone of Jan Foltz, a retired schoolteacher, Battle Ground resident and field-qualified volunteer member of Silver Star Search & Rescue.“Call out search for missing 7-year-old in Oregon. Special request through CRESA. Call ASAP.”Silver Star’s coordinator, Rick Blevins of Vancouver, had received the request from 911 dispatchers with Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency, who’d been called by officials in Portland.Kyron Horman had been last seen in Skyline School in Portland on Friday morning. A large-scale search started after that, and the first wave of searchers had worked for hours.Blevins texted Silver Star’s 23 or so members to see who was available.And about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, after standing in line with other search groups, a half-dozen trained Silver Star members checked in with search coordinators outside Kyron’s school.“The reason they called us, they said, was they had already started wearing out their resources,” Foltz said later.Wearing rock-climbing helmets and carrying packs with warm blankets and emergency medical gear in case they found the boy, the Clark County searchers methodically searched in waist- and chest-high grasses. They covered search lanes marked with string. They marked where they had looked with tape and collected GPS waypoints.
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews have taken a teenage boy to the hospital after he was shot in Northwest Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the shooting along the 6000 block of Northwest 20th Avenue in the Brownsville neighborhood, Sunday evening.According to investigators, a person from inside a dark-colored vehicle opened fire, striking the victim in the hip. The vehicle then fled the scene.Paramedics transported the victim by ground to Ryder Trauma Center in unknown condition.7News cameras captured yellow crime scene tape and evidence markers as investigators searched for clues.If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
SW: HTML5 has several SEO advantages for publishers and businesses targeting specific geographic locations. We’ve taken 350 facilities and added HTML ‘address tags’ and seen significant improvements in ranking within Google Places and Bing Local. The newer code also impacts load time thereby reducing the number of users who return to Google’s search results if a page happens to take too long to load.FOLIO: Can you provide some insight into how a publisher should be initially approaching SEO? What should they be doing behind the scenes?SW: When starting an SEO campaign, mapping out a 6 to 12-month strategy, selecting relationship-tracking software, and assigning roles to the four disciplines of search marketing are critical. However, researching the top industry destinations, publications, and even local and national news opportunities will have the best long term value to an advanced SEO strategy. The disciplines required to see the most impact fastest are paid search (or PPC), on-page technical resource, on-page creative resource (content), and relationship building (social and public relations). The magic behind the scenes will always and forever be the relationships and news pitching. Turning SEO into business intelligence and revenue is a key facet of the media industry that publishers need to fully explore. To provide better insight into this area the 2011 FOLIO: Show, which takes place November 1-3 in New York City at the Marriott Marquis, will host an hour long session with two industry professionals on the topic of SEO. Steve Wiideman, a search engine marketing strategist at Pemble SEO, will be travelling from California to shed some light on the latest SEO trends for digital brands in a session called “Turning SEO into Business Intelligence and Revenue.” Here, FOLIO: checks in with Wiideman to see what we can expect.FOLIO: What are the trends you’re seeing in SEO for attracting a wider audience to digital brands?Steve Wiideman [SW]: The trend we’re seeing in search marketing is a push for greater authenticity. Users are smart enough now to know when you’re trying to push content for sales versus creating content that satisfies an interest or desire. The days of the keyword-rich article to increase search ranking and sales are over. The dawn of “I’ve been listening to you and have some very helpful feedback” has arrived. With thousands of destinations to reach individuals within a demographic automatically or through syndication has also made sharing content much more scalable. For example, a destination such as Mashable can publish content that reaches beyond Mashable.com and extends to relevant social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and others. FOLIO: Hearst announced this week that all of their sites will be converted to HTML5. How does this strategy work for SEO?
Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday slammed the House Armed Services Committee’s plan to use $23 billion from DOD’s overseas contingency operations (OCO) account to boost the department’s base budget, calling it “deeply troubling and flawed.”“I have serious concerns with a proposal from one of the defense committees to underfund DOD’s overseas warfighting accounts by $18 billion, and spend that money on programmatic items we did not request,” Carter told the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.The funding framework adopted by the House Armed Services Committee for the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill would provide an extra $18 billion in base defense spending beyond the Obama administration’s budget request, but cause funding for operations overseas to run out in April 2017 and force the next president to request supplemental war funding before that point. Armed Services Chair Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has defended the plan as the best way to purchase equipment, pay for increased training and increase the military’s end strength in an attempt to enhance readiness.Carter’s criticism makes clear the likelihood that the committee’s maneuver could trigger protests from Democrats for raising base defense spending without providing a corresponding increase in non-defense programs.Noting the April expiration date for OCO funds to run out, Carter said Thornberry’s maneuver amounts to “gambling” with troops’ funding during a time of war, reported Defense News.“It would spend money on things that are not DOD’s highest unfunded priorities across the joint force. It buys force structure without the money to sustain it and keep it ready, effectively creating hollow force structure, and working against our efforts to restore readiness,” Carter said.Carter also warned that the House plan is a “step in the direction of unraveling the Bipartisan Budget Act,” last year’s budget accord which raised the caps on discretionary spending in FY 2016 and 2017.“It’s another road to nowhere, with uncertain chances of ever becoming law, and a high probability of leading to more gridlock and another continuing resolution — exactly the kind of terrible distraction we’ve seen for years, that undercuts stable planning and efficient use of taxpayer dollars, dispirits troops and their families, baffles friends and emboldens foes,” Carter said.On Tuesday, Senate Armed Services Chair John McCain (R-Ariz.) said it is unlikely his panel’s version of annual defense policy bill would follow the House’s lead. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
Health and Wellness Aug 19 • The LavvieBot S litter box is the smartest place for your cats to poop 1:51 Apple 2 Now playing: Watch this: 13 Photos Wearable Tech Tags Aug 1 • National rollout of Burger King’s Impossible Whopper is here Health and Wellness The Apple Watch Series 4 — down to the tiniest detail How to enable fall detection on the Apple Watch Series 4: It’s pretty sensitive.Apple Watch Series 4 battery test: Did it survive a 6 hour hike? • See All Share your voice The Apple Watch has fall detection. Angela Lang/CNET After taking a serious tumble in the middle of the night, a 67-year-old Norwegian man and his family credit his Apple Watch for getting help.As reported by Norway’s NRK, around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, Toralv Østvang got up to use the bathroom. He fainted and fell, an action that his Apple Watch detected. If the user is unresponsive for 1 minute, the wearable will alert emergency services. A half an hour later, the police found Østvang bleeding on the bathroom floor with three fractures to his face.His daughter Kirsti Østvang credits the Apple Watch for saving his life, telling NRK: “It could have gone so much worse. All morning we asked ‘What had happened if he hadn’t worn a smart watch?’ He didn’t bring his mobile phone in the bathroom. It’s amazing that he got so quick help from the alarm, until the police found him. It was a serious fall…”In addition to fall detection, Apple’s latest smartwatch, the Watch Series 4, has an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG), which monitors your heart rate and can check for heart arrhythmia. The device only works with iPhones, however, and is expensive compared to other wearables on the market, starting at $399 (£399, AU$599).Apple didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment. Jul 23 • Apple Watch ECG vs. hospital EKG: Not the results I was expecting reading • Apple Watch fall detector alerts emergency services after Norwegian man falls in bathroom Apple Watch 4 knows if you fall Jul 29 • Elvie’s wearable breast pump feels like breaking out of jail Comments
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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s internationally-recognized prime minister said on Monday that upcoming United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Geneva are aimed at “restoring power” to his government and pressuring Shiite rebels to withdraw from occupied cities.Speaking to reporters from the Saudi capital, Riyadh, Khaled Bahah said he hopes the June 14 meeting will later lead to more intensive negotiations on a road map for Yemen’s future. That includes an eventual referendum on a draft constitution and fresh elections, he said. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Bahah’s remarks come as a Saudi-led military coalition continues bombing rebel positions for a third month. The Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, control the capital, Sanaa, and are allied with ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.Withdrawal of the rebels from occupied cities is key point for Bahah’s government, which insists that the Geneva talks will not be a negotiation. Instead the government, which initially threatened to boycott the talks, said it is sending representatives purely to discuss ways to implement the U.N. Security Council’s resolution on Yemen — which calls for the withdrawal of rebel forces from occupied cities, paving the way for the return of Bahah’s government.“Going to Geneva is meant to consult on the mechanism of … the return of the state,” Bahah said. “There will be no negotiations.”Bahah also sought to reassure Yemeni army commanders who have sided with the rebels. The Houthis are allied with members of the army and security forces who remain loyal to Saleh. But Bahah promised that government plans to restructure the country’s armed forces would not include an Iraq-style purge of veteran officers. Instead he called for broadening the demographics of the military to include soldiers from different regions, sects and tribes. How do cataracts affect your vision? Top Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies “I assure the current army. You are going to be part of the new army so as not to repeat the story of Iraq,” he said.Forces loyal to the exiled government of Bahah and President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi continue to fend off rebel forces pushing toward their southern stronghold of Aden. Rebels have imposed a siege on Aden, preventing access to food and fuel, according to residents.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments Share Sponsored Stories
A NEW look Chlorakas is due to emerge in the coming months as an upgrading project in the Paphos village centre will get underway in a couple of weeks, according to the community leader.Nikolas Liasides told the Cyprus Mail that the project comes with a €930,000 price tag, 30 per cent of which is being covered by Chlorakas community board and the remaining 70 per cent by the government that recently announced funding for major projects in the area.President Nicos Anastasiades said in May that by the end of the year, 23 development projects costing €60m will have been completed in Paphos since 2015, while the Cyprus Mail had reported earlier in August that an area in Kato Paphos, close to Apostolos Pavlou- Saint Paul’s pillar, known locally as the ‘old fishing village’ of Kato Paphos will see upgrading work get underway by the end of the year.Much of Chlorakas enjoys spectacular views to the Paphos coast and is a popular place to settle for foreign and local residents, as well as holidaying tourists.The contracts for the project were signed by Liasides and Makis Savvides & Sons (Limassol) of M.S (Skyra) Vassas group of companies.“The upgrading work will start in the centre of the village in two weeks’ time and will take nine months to complete. We are very pleased that this project is finally getting underway,” he said.The concept has been on the table for around ten years, and due to the concerted efforts of Liasides and the current community board, they have managed to secure the green light.The project will span Eleftherios Street in the centre of the village, which is around 150m long, and transform it with block paving, as well as part of the square in the area. All utilities, such as Cyta telecommunications cables and electricity supplies, will be placed underground giving the area a more open feel, he said.The community leader noted that the upgrade will also beautify the area, enhancing its traditional feel, whilst also tidying it up. Trees and shrubs will be planted and new lighting installed.He said: “This will be of a huge benefit to the centre as currently it’s disorganised. There is not much to do and not many people visit here. There isn’t a proper place for people to go and eat and we aim, with this upgrading, to encourage new businesses to open in the area, this will mean more tourist will visit rather than the handful that come to take photos at the church. It will also mean more locals.”Liasides said that the village centre is currently only attracting older people that sit at the coffee shops and even they close early at around 8pm or 9pm. He noted that the work will ensure better visibility for the centre, and in one or two years, the community board plans to carry out the second phase of upgrading work which will include the roads running south of the church.Looking forward, he said the community council would like to carry out many more improvements, including the creation of a museum, a centre for young people and also one for the elderly. Slowly, Chlorakas will open it up and it’s ‘face’ will totally change.“We are happy about this project and it’s a big step for us, we will be leaving a legacy and a new look Chlorakas for the next one hundred years or so.”You May LikeGundry MD ProPlant Complete Shake SupplementCalling All Carnivores! There Is One Protein That Can Restart Your Body’s Fat Burner, And No, It’s Not FishGundry MD ProPlant Complete Shake SupplementUndoProstaGenix SupplementHow To: Boost Prostate Health (Do This Daily)ProstaGenix SupplementUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo 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
Voter turnout in the presidential elections increased 2.3 per cent compared to last week by 3pm, chief returning officer Kypros Kyprianou said on Sunday.Only a few hours before polls closed, 53.2 per cent had cast their vote, up from 50.9 per cent last Sunday.The largest increase in voter turnout was observed in Limassol with 4.8 per cent compared to last Sunday, while in Paphos there was a 4 per cent drop.The two candidates, President Nicos Anastasiades seeking a second term, and Akel backed independent candidate Stavros Malas will know the final results at around 7:30pm.Exit polls, which were relatively accurate last week are to be announced at 6pm.Political leaders as well as candidates found a common thread in their statements urging on the public to go out and vote.Malas said today was the day for people to make a choice and made special reference to single mothers, women, refugees, the youth, working people and those on the receiving end of the 2013 haircuts deposits, saying it was their day.It was also the day of health and education professionals who are concerned about what kind of reforms await their respective fields, he said.Incumbent Anastasiades urged the public to vote because “abstention means tolerance.” The country still has problems which need to be faced but “irrespective of who wins, tomorrow is a new day for all of us.”Voter turnout last week was disappointing for presidential elections, he added.A total of 7,000 government employees are working for the elections today, of which around 2,000 are police officers. One thousand are unemployed persons.The elected president will officially take up his duties on February 28, House President Demetris Syllouris told reporters.Diko leader Nicolas Papadopoulos, who ran for the presidential seat but lost after coming third to Malas and Anastasiades, said “elections will be over tomorrow but problems will remain.”“Society is waiting for whoever is elected president and all of us, to deal with these problems…myself and Diko will move towards this end.”Centre parties Edek, Green Party and Solidarity Movement leaders Marinos Sizopoulos, Giorgos Perdikis and Eleni Theocharous all urged the public to cast their vote.The latter expressed her wish that “whoever is elected, after such a long pre-election campaign will have the divine light…to allow Hellenism to survive on Earth as it has in the past 4,000 years.”Sizopoulos said his part is ready to work with both candidates while Perdikis said people should get over their feeling of disappointment and vote.Citizens’ Alliance leader Giorgos Lillikas, who ran and failed with his presidential candidacy coming in fifth place noted that “as of tomorrow, we turn over a new leaf. Challenges will remain and we will all have to cooperate.”Disy leader Averof Neophytou said the real problems were not political rivals but the problems people had to face while Akel general secretary Andros Kyprianou expressed his hope that “tomorrow brings a better day for Cyprus and the people of Cyprus – for Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots, Maronites, Armenians and Latins.”Former President George Vassiliou noted the high voter abstention saying “last week, almost one third of our fellow citizens didn’t vote.”“This time last year, we hoped a solution (to the Cyprus problem) was just around the corner. Now, we’re extremely concerned because we don’t know what tomorrow will bring.”“This is why the way we act in these elections has great importance.”Meanwhile former President Demetris Christofias said he hoped the choice people made today would be the one that would bring about “true democracy” that would “impose social justice and impose solidarity.“The people will make the final decision and we will respect it.” You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
By Jean ChristouAround 55 per cent of companies in Cyprus who took part in a public tender over the last three years claim that corruption prevented them from winning the contract, the highest percentage in the EU, according to the Commission’s anti-corruption report published on Monday.Conflicts of interest in bid evaluation were reported in 76 per cent of cases, collusive bidding in 68 per cent, abuse of negotiated procedures in 62 per cent, unclear selection or evaluation criteria in 61 per cent, and amendment of contract terms after the contract is concluded stood at 55 per cent.Under the law, tender boards, evaluation committees and contracting authorities are required to keep minutes of every meeting.“However, no specific mechanism is in place within contracting authorities to help detect potentially corrupt practices at different stages of the procurement process,” said the Commission. “The Auditor-general may review public procurement contracts but the financial independence of the Auditor-general remains in need of further enhancement.”On the recommendation of the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), Cyprus established the Coordinating Body against Corruption in 2003, which has a mandate to develop an anti-corruption strategy, “which does not yet exist”, said the EU report, which added that the body has no full-time staff.Following GRECO recommendations, Cyprus took steps to harmonise provisions on corruption across the criminal code but while recognising such improvements, GRECO called for further efforts to apply in practice laws ratifying the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption, which have not yet been invoked in a criminal case of corruption.Similarly, Cyprus does not have general legislation on access to information, despite a GRECO recommendation. In a 2010 test, public agencies supplied a complete answer to 8.0 per cent of a total of 220 information requests received, and provided no reply to 73 per cent. On top of that, the websites of government bodies do not generally contain up-to-date details on budgets or procurement contracts signed.Neither is lobbying regulated in Cyprus. A law on the illicit enrichment of certain public officials, dating from the early years of the Republic, created the offence of illegal acquisition of property by ministers, MPs, mayors and other senior officials. Amended in 2004 and 2008, the law provides for the confiscation of assets acquired in breach of its provisions but “no cases have been reported under this law,” said the Commission.“There is currently no legislation obliging politicians or high-level officials to disclose their assets. A law adopted for that purpose did not enter into force because it was found to contradict constitutional provisions on privacy.”Corruption poll results57 per cent of 2013 Eurobarometer respondents in Cyprus report that corruption affects their daily lives – EU average 26 per cent92 per cent of Cypriots say that bribery and the use of connections is often the easiest way to obtain certain public services – EU average 73 per cent.83 per cent of Cypriots – the highest in the EU – say that the only way to succeed in business is through political connections.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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the simplistic questions seemingly a tad easier than in regular play don’t lend themselves to redefining a star as a savant But all three seemed as earnest and as on-edge as the regular civilians who go before Trebek most weeks In the world of human resources it’s often said that making people complete unorthodox tasks (like an “escape the room” challenge) is more revealing of true nature than a classic interview I’d wager the same is true of taping an episode of Jeopardy as opposed to making Franzen or Cupp or Todd sit for an interview You can tightly control the things you say but anyone who’s been on Jeopardy would tell you that the way you act on air is the result of simple adrenaline I can’t wait to see who ends up like Wolf Blitzer thousands of dollars in the hole at the end of an episode It won’t mean anything other than itself (Jeopardy is not a life skill) but how this Power Player reacts to all the power being in the hands of Trebek and his producers has the potential to make some figure from the news feel briefly just like any of us watching at home Contact us at editors@timecomBlood clots have been a known risk of oral contraceptives since the 1990s but for most women the chances seemed small enough to justify taking the Pill Now in a report published in The BMJ scientists led by Yana Vinogradova a research fellow at the University of Nottingham found that using the Pill was linked to anywhere from a two- to more than four-fold increased risk of developing clots compared to women who didnt take oral contraceptives "Our study suggests that the newer contraceptives have a higher risk of [blood clots] than the older agents" Vinogradova tells TIME in an email Overall the risk for women on the Pill was nearly three times that of women not taking the medication The risk was highest for people taking Pills that contain newer types of the progestogen hormone such as drospirenone desogestrel gestodene and cyproterone as compared to people taking the Pill with first-generation versions of the hormone (levonorgestrel and norethisterone) The difference essentially boils down to the progesterone part of the drug; since the original pill was introduced in 1960 drug developers have tweaked the progesterone to lower side effects such as acne headache weight gain and breakthrough bleeding But the price for those modifications may be more blood clots Even after Vinogradova and her team adjusted for the potential contributions of things like cancer heart disease varicose veins arthritis smoking and obesity on the risk of blood clots the link between the newer contraceptives and increased risk remained strong "While [blood clots] are a relatively rare problem they are serious and potentially avoidable with the appropriate drug choice” says Vinogradova “Doctors need to consider all health issues when prescribing contraceptives selecting a drug type associated with the lowest risk for patients with particular susceptibilities" Whether that means that doctors should start with prescribing the older formulations firstas well non-hormonal birth control like the copper IUDisnt clear yet since the newer forms have certain advantages including the fact that they disturb the cholesterol system less which may be important for diabetic women The blood clot risk however is something that doctors should consider when prescribing the Pill And since there are different formulations available Vinogradova says doctors should monitor their patients for any potential symptoms of poor circulation and switch to other formulations if needed Contact us at editors@timecom I say that because racism in any art form has always been conditional and based on audience and context.
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