Sanjeev Baliyan, BJP MP and an accused in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots cases, said on Sunday that he had written to the Yogi Adityanath government requesting withdrawal of the cases registered against BJP leaders. His claim comes a day after the government said it had written to the District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police, Muzaffarnagar, asking for their opinion on withdrawing the cases in “public interest.” “The Samajwadi Party booked many innocent people during the riots. That is why I wrote to the State Law Minister Brijesh Pathak. I told him that all these cases were fake. I requested a fresh probe because there was hardly any solid evidence in many cases and people were booked as part of a political vendetta,” Mr. Baliyan said on Sunday. “I requested the Law Minister that if the fresh investigation reveals trumped up charges, then all the cases should be withdrawn,” he said. Mr. Baliyan himself is an accused in two cases of inflammatory speeches and was charged with provoking the violence that killed more than 60 people in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli in August 2013.Among the leaders booked in the riots cases are Bijnor MP Bhartendu Singh; Cane Development Minister in the Yogi Adityanath Cabinet Suresh Rana; Budhana MLA Umesh Malik; and party leader Sadhvi Prachi. Jats’ demandMeanwhile, the Jat community and its various khaps too have demanded that the riot cases against its members be withdrawn. “The riots were orchestrated to mobilise and communally polarise voters. The announcement that the Yogi government would withdraw riot cases against its party leaders shows the double standards of the present government. Our demand is that if the government plans to rescue its party leaders, then hundreds of Jat youths who are in jail too must get that relief,” said Naresh Tikait, chief of the politically influential farmers’ body Bharatiya Kisan Union.
A federal investigation into the release of a dangerous bacterium from the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Louisiana has found serious problems with biosafety procedures, including workers who improperly used or even eschewed protective clothing.Concerns arose at the center in Covington, Louisiana, after two rhesus macaques became ill in late November with melioidosis, a disease caused by the tropical bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. In January, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Agriculture investigators traced the strain infecting the primates to a vaccine research lab working with mice. Last month, as the investigation continued, CDC suspended the primate center’s 10 or so research projects involving B. pseudomallei and other select agents (a list of dangerous bacteria, viruses, and toxins that are tightly regulated). Meanwhile, a report in USA Today suggested the bacterium might have contaminated the center’s soil or water.In a press release today, CDC concludes that investigators could not pin down “the specific transmission event” that led to the monkeys’ infections but that “plausible mechanisms were uncovered.” Inspectors found “lapses” in the use of outerwear, “which could have led to the bacteria clinging to inner garments and getting carried out of the select agent lab where research was being conducted with the bacteria on mice.” Those workers might have transferred B. pseudomallei to the center’s primate breeding colony or to a clinic where the monkeys are given medical care, the release says.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)In addition, workers “frequently entered the select agent lab without appropriate protective clothing,” the release says. No center staff has shown signs of illness. On 12 March, however, Tulane announced that blood tests have found that one worker has low levels of antibodies to the bacterium, suggesting possible exposure at the center, according to ABC News. CDC also said it “has found no evidence to date to suggest the organism was released into the surrounding environment.” Still, select agent research will remain on hold until Tulane demonstrates it is following proper biosafety procedures.In a statement, a Tulane University representative said the center is working to implement “the recommended corrective actions” and has called in an expert in select agent research for advice. “We apologize for any anxiety, discomfort or inconvenience this incident has caused,” the statement says.The Tulane lapses came months after several accidents at federal high-containment labs prompted federal officials to temporarily halt funding for about a dozen projects that involve tweaking dangerous viruses in ways that make them riskier to humans.UPDATE: This item has been updated with information about the possible exposure of one worker to Burkholderia pseudomallei.
Oppo K1 India launch on February 6, expected to be cheapest phone with in-display fingerprint sensor
The Oppo K1 is coming to India on Wednesday, February 6. Oppo has confirmed the launch of the first-ever smartphone in the K series, and Flipkart has also set up a dedicated page for the Oppo K1 which means the phone will be available on the e-commerce site. The biggest highlight of the upcoming Oppo phone is that it is one of the most affordable phones with an in-display fingerprint sensor.The Oppo K1 has been launched in China already, so pretty much everything is known about the device. It was announced with a starting price of CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,900) for the base model with 4GB of RAM, while the 6GB RAM variants costs CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 19,000). You can expect the India pricing of the Oppo K1 to fall in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment as well.Oppo’s upcoming mid-range smartphone will likely be the cheapest phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Apart from this, the phone also highlights a powerful mid-range Snapdragon 660 chipset and a waterdrop display and a 3D glass back.The Oppo K1 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and over 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio. Teh Snapdragon 660 chipset is paired with up to 6GB of RAM and the phone is offered with 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.The Oppo K1 houses a 3,600mAh battery and sports dual cameras on the back. The camera system includes a 16MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. On the front, the Oppo K1 gets a typical 25MP selfie camera for crisp and detailed selfies. The Oppo K series is set to be online-only, which would be a first for the company. We will know more about the pricing and availability on February 6 at 12pm.advertisementALSO READ | Oppo finally finds a way to hide selfie camera in smartphone displayALSO READ | Oppo F11, F11 Pro and R17 Neo may launch in India soon
As the threat of Hurricane Juan nears, the Emergency MeasuresOrganization is advising the public to take necessaryprecautions. The province has activated its Emergency Operations Centre. EMOstaff are receiving updates from the Hurricane Centre and are inconstant contact with municipal and federal emergency measuresorganizations to integrate planning and response. “The province is working with emergency organizations at alllevels as well as the private sector and is prepared to provideassistance if necessary,” said Ernest Fage, Minister responsiblefor the Emergency Measures Act. “There are also a number of thingsindividuals can do in advance to ensure your family is safe andlimit the impact of a hurricane.” One of the most important things individuals can do is to listenfor updated weather information or public safety bulletins and toact accordingly. Other important preparedness steps include: Choose a meeting place for you and your family. Identifying in advance a place to meet during an emergency can significantly reduce worry and stress. It may be easier to set up some form of communication to notify each other of whereabouts and safety. — Every family should have an emergency kit ready at all times.This kit includes: food, a supply of water, clothing, blankets,medication, flashlight, battery powered radio, extra batteriesand a first aid kit. Choose a shelter for you and your family. For example, a basement, storm cellar or closet beneath the stairs can provide good shelter in a severe storm. The province is also advising the public to refrain from going tocoastal areas to watch the storm. “Many people are drawn to the water to watch the effects of asevere storm, but this can be a very dangerous thing to do,especially with a storm of this magnitude,” said Mr. Fage. “Whenthis storm hits, the best place for everyone is to be in a safeindoor location away from the coast.” For more information on preparing for a hurricane, how to dealwith floods and what to do in an evacuation, visit EMO’s websiteat www.gov.ns.ca/emo .
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Secondary, Robert Ogilvie and Duncan Cran schools were all locked down after a report of a person with a handgun.The report came in at 2:17 p.m. to the RCMP that witnesses had seen a male who may have been in possession of a handgun near North Peace Secondary School on 86 street.All available officers responded to the call and set up a containment area and quickly learned the possible suspect had departed in an unknown green SUV. The RCMP were able to contact a 23-year-old who turned himself into the Police. The RCMP believe the alleged handgun was an airsoft pistol.RCMP believe the public is not at risk regarding this incident.The investigation is still in its early stages so no further information will be released at this time.At first, North Peace Secondary School was placed under a hold and secure and quickly changed to a complete lockdown. Both Robert Ogilvie and Duncan Cran were also placed under a hold and secure. Students were allowed to leave all the schools at 3:15 Wednesday.
ghaziabad: A woman has lodged a complaint against her husband exposing him to have been involved in a number of bank frauds and other illegal activities. The woman alleged that her husband has taken bank loans worth crores which were never paid and were taken after producing fake documents.As per reports, Riya Singh (38), a native of Vasundhara area in Ghaziabad has alleged her husband, Manish Singh (38), for getting over a dozen car and housing loans by submitting fake identity and property documents. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Manish has taken multiple car and home loans from various banks after producing the pan card and other documents on fake address proofs. In many of the loans he has also changed his name to conduct the fraud and had purchased over a dozen luxury cars and properties while the installments were never paid” Riya mentioned in her complaint. She further alleged that her husband is operating the nexus nationwide. “Recently he purchased a luxury Hyundai car after getting the loan approved from Central bank of India and stopped paying the EMIs, similarly he did in previous loans. I suspect that few bank officials are also involved with him in the fraud which is presumed to be worth crores of rupees. He also deals in selling and purchase of stolen vehicles about which I have made several complaints to senior police officials and also in court but no actions were taken against him” the complaint further read. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsMeanwhile, cops said that an FIR relating to the matter has been registered at Indirapuram police station of Ghaziabad. “Based on the complaint received, an FIR under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 467 (forgery is valuable security), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (using forged documents) has been registered against the accused. We are seeking details from the banks who have been allegedly defrauded by the accused. The documents produced to get loans from the bank are also being verified. Strict actions will be followed once we are done with our investigations” said Sandeep Kumar Singh, Station House office, Indirapuram.
However, the then Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Federal Minister Tariq Fazl Chaudhry opposed the idea of shifting the elephant abroad.A senior official of CADD said that NGOs wanted to shift Kaarvan to safe a sanctuary located in Myanmar; however how they could be trusted, as the elephant is worth millions of rupees.The official said that the NGOs wanted to get him freed on the ground that animals should not be kept in cages; however, he opined that it is impossible to ban the practice of keeping animals in zoos and they should, in fact, be kept there as every person cannot see them in their natural habitat.He claimed that the incumbent management was really concerned and steps were being taken to improve his diet and medication and considerable improvement would be witnessed in his condition soon.About bobbing his head repeatedly, he said that he developed his habit long ago and denied that Kavaan is facing any major health problem.On the other hand, head bobbing is a huge tell of distress in an elephant according to major scientific researches.In response to a question about bringing a female mate to fill Kavaan’s loneliness, the official said that both the elephants were gifts from friendly countries and elephants are worth millions of rupees so it is out of the question. (Colombo Gazette) Additionally, no attention has been given to his diet and medication for years.The sources said that various NGOs working on animals raised questions about Kavaan’s solidarity confinement and limited shade and offered to shift him abroad to be released in a safe sanctuary. Well-placed sources told Pakistan Today that the 33-year-old Asian elephant is suffering from “mental illness” due to which it could be seen bobbing his head repeatedly. They said that Kaavan is in great distress since the death of his mate Saheli in 2012, who was gifted to Pakistan by Bangladesh back in 1990. A lonely elephant in the Islamabad Zoo known as Kaavan, a gift to former dictator General Zia-ul-Haq from the Sri Lankan Government, is living in miserable conditions due to which he has developed serious psychological problems, Pakistan Today reported.The Islamabad Zoo’s isolated elephant has become the subject of a high-profile rights campaign backed by music icon Cher, but unfortunately, no steps has been taken to improve the situation. Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan was really concerned about the Kaavan’s condition and even tweeted, “Kaavan the elephant has been treated cruelly. Unshackling him is not enough. He should be in a proper sanctuary, not the ill-equipped Islamabad zoo.” Arriving as a one-year-old in 1985 from Sri Lanka, Kaavan was temporarily held in chains in 2002 due to his fierce tendencies and dislike of being captivated but was freed later following public outcry.Sources further said that when the issue of his bad condition and isolation was raised by various organisations, the zoo management approached Sri Lanka for a new mate for Kaavan but no progress was made in this regard.They said that Kavaan’s the situation could only improve if he was shifted to a better place, preferably not in Pakistan. Hence, it was expected that the incumbent government led by Imran Khan might take notice of the innocent elephant’s miserable condition but the current political situation will certainly not allow him any priority.It is pertinent to mention here that in July 2016, Standing Committee Chairman Senator Talha Mehmood and other members decided that Kavaan was better off in a sanctuary abroad.Shortly afterwards, a sanctuary in Cambodia offered their services to fly the animal to the South East Asian country without any charge and help in its rehabilitation.
A quicker transfer of sovereignty to the Iraqis followed by a longer time to draft a constitution – similar to the process now being pursued in Afghanistan – “may change the dynamics on the ground, in terms of the security situation, and send a message to the Iraqi people and also to the region,” Mr. Annan told reporters after his monthly luncheon with the Council.Speaking to reporters in his national capacity after the Council’s closed-door meeting earlier Thursday, US Ambassador John Negroponte, President of the 15-member body for October, said the draft stresses the desire of achieving the political transition as quickly as possible and urges Iraqis to complete the transition expeditiously. But he did not address the issue of a transfer prior to the drafting of a new constitution and elections.Mr. Annan said his suggestion “doesn’t mean that the international community walks away. I mean, you stay on and work with them through the transition, with reconstruction, and with security arrangements, the kind of thing we are doing in Afghanistan, but at least the Iraqis will be responsible and they will be the government, going through the transition with the support of the international community, and you get rid of the idea that it is an occupation and cut back on the resistance.”Asked this morning on arrival at UN Headquarters in New York how concerned he was that the draft might be “a little bit out of step” with the plan he envisioned, Mr. Annan replied: “Obviously it’s not going in the direction I had recommended, but I will still have to study it further.”In comments last month, Mr. Annan said there were two issues – the UN’s mandate in Iraq and security – that needed to be addressed following August’s terrorist bombing on UN headquarters in Baghdad, which killed 22 people, including top envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello.”There are discussions about a second resolution which may affect the UN mandate and the role of the UN, and we would obviously need to know what that new role will be for us to determine how we organize ourselves to tackle that,” he said back then. “And of course there is the security issue. We need a secure environment to be able to operate.”Mr. Negroponte said today the US hoped security conditions “will exist in the very near future” to permit full UN activities. Since the 19 August attack, Mr. Annan has insisted on the urgency of providing adequate security, and has temporarily withdrawn most international UN staff, and today said he would not hesitate to pull everyone out if the security situation deteriorated further.”We explicitly define the mission of the multinational force to include the maintenance of security conditions necessary to carry out the political transition process,” Ambassador Negroponte added, referring to the US-led force to which Washington has said it hopes to encourage other States to contribute.As for the UN’s role as laid out in the draft text, Mr. Negroponte said: “We’ve incorporated language that details an expanded and explicit role for the United Nations, especially in the political transition process…We’re very mindful of the vital importance and vital role that the United Nations can play in Iraq.”Without disclosing explicit details, Ambassador Negroponte added that the draft encourages Mr. Annan to pursue “the specific course of action he proposed in his July 17 report, notably the various tasks enumerated therein drawing on UN expertise in the political, economic and humanitarian areas.”The tasks outlined in that report, such as assisting the Iraqi interim administration “to gradually rejoin the international community,” and the possible provision of help in matters like electoral and judicial reform, are specifically tied to the parameters of the Council’s earlier resolution 1483 on Iraq, passed in May, which some countries have called too vague in its delineation of a UN role.
Japan central bank to massively expand supply of money in bid to revive stagnant economy TOKYO – Japan is taking aggressive action to lift consumer prices, encourage borrowing and help pull the world’s third-largest economy out of a long slump.Like the U.S. Federal Reserve, Japan’s central bank plans to flood its financial system with more money — its most far-reaching step to date to get consumers and companies to borrow and spend.The Bank of Japan’s action will also drive down the value of the yen. A cheaper currency will make Japanese goods — from Toyota cars to Sony TVs — less costly for Americans and other foreigners. And it will make U.S. and other exports more expensive in Japan.The move comes as major central banks around the world are acting to encourage borrowing and stimulate their economies. On Thursday, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the ECB is considering doing more to shore up the ailing economy of the euro alliance. The ECB left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent, but Draghi said an interest rate cut was discussed Thursday.Draghi also said the central bank is considering “various tools” beyond lower rates in case Europe’s economy needs more help.Dan Akerson, CEO of General Motors Co., told CNBC that he feared the Bank of Japan’s policies would give Japanese automakers a price advantage over GM in the United States.“They’re an export economy,” Akerson said. “You have to be suspicious of what they’re doing and why.”But many economists say the rest of the world will benefit, too: A faster-growing Japan will buy more products and services from the United States, China and Europe, helping boost their economies.“We could see some faster and sustainable growth now in Japan,” says Bernard Baumohl, chief global economist at the Economic Outlook Group. “That will obviously help the global economy.”Japan’s economy has been sputtering for two decades. Last year, weak consumer spending kept prices flat. The Bank of Japan hopes to increase inflation to 2 per cent within about two years. Economists say Japanese consumers will start spending if they know prices are going rise.In its announcement, the Bank of Japan said it plans to buy more than $530 billion a year in government bonds. BOJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda described the scale of monetary stimulus as “large beyond reason,” but said the inflation target would remain out of reach if the central bank stuck to incremental steps.“We’ll adjust without hesitation if need be, while monitoring economic and price conditions,” he said.The central bank said it intended to “drastically change the expectations of markets and economic entities.”Japanese stocks jumped and the yen sank after the central bank’s announcement. The yen weakened 3 per cent against the dollar, to 95.94 yen, while Tokyo’s Nikkei stock index rose 2.2 per cent to 12,634.54.U.S.-listed shares of Japanese automakers rose sharply, reflecting the belief that a weaker yen would make Japanese vehicles cheaper in markets outside Japan. The U.S. shares of Toyota rose $4.43, or 4.4 per cent, to $105.31, Honda’s rose $1.93, or 5.2 per cent, to $39.13 and the Nissan’s rose 84 cents, 4.5 per cent, to $19.66.“By committing today to meet a 2 per cent inflation target in two years, Gov. Kuroda can justifiably claim to have set the Bank of Japan on a new path,” said Mark Williams of Capital Economics.“But while markets have welcomed the announcement, the credibility of this pledge is soon likely to be called into question,” he said in a commentary.Kuroda has vowed to do what he must to meet the inflation target within two years. Thursday’s decision after a two-day policy meeting makes that central bank policy. Signaling a consensus behind Kuroda, most items agreed upon received unanimous support from the nine-member board.Eswar Prasad, an economist at Cornell University, cautioned that Japan needs more than easy-money policies to repair its economy. It needs to reduce its debts and reform policies that protect weak firms from competition and undercut the country’s productivity.“Japan would no longer be a drag on the global economic recovery if it had stronger domestic demand and positive inflation,” Prasad said. “However, it is far from clear that the Bank of Japan’s actions will be able to deliver these positive outcomes in the absence of broader structural reforms that are essential to revive Japan’s productivity and competitiveness. “Baumohl also said that BOJ’s move could backfire if other countries deliberately push down the value of their currencies to regain a price edge for their exports.“It does increase the risk of other countries taking similar moves in what they perceive as a currency war,” he said.Politically, though, the policy shift is a coup for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose Liberal Democratic Party needs to make headway in reviving the economy before an upper house parliamentary election in July. The LDP is hoping for a strong enough mandate to push ahead with other items on their wish list, such as politically difficult economic and educational reforms and changes to the constitution to give Japan’s military a higher profile.Economy minister Akira Amari, who attended the policy meeting, praised Kuroda, giving him “very high marks,”More aggressive monetary easing is a top priority, along with increased public spending to help perk up demand and reforms to make the economy more competitive in the long-run.Abe had accused Kuroda’s predecessor Masaaki Shirakawa, who stepped down on March 19, of balking at undertaking bold enough monetary easing to get the economy back on track. The steps announced Thursday under the first policy meeting chaired by Kuroda exceeded expectations in that regard.“The first step is to get out of deflation and get a much higher nominal growth rate,” Kozo Yamamoto, a senior lawmaker in Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party, said Wednesday. A doubling of the money supply was needed to achieve that aim, he said.The BOJ’s policy reforms appear to be a major concession to government demands, despite the bank’s ostensible autonomy.The bank kept the benchmark rate at 0.1 per cent. But instead of carrying out money market operations to meet interest rate targets that have long remained near zero, the central bank will focus on the monetary base, or total amount of cash in circulation and bank reserves, raising it by 60 trillion yen to 70 trillion yen ($637 billion to $744 billion) a year. The monetary base stood at 138 trillion yen ($1.45 trillion) at the end of 2012.The idea is that increasing the amount of cash in circulation will inflate prices, including for assets, encouraging more spending by those who own shares and property.“If prices don’t go up, wages don’t go up. If people believe prices will be higher six months from now, then they will believe it’s best to buy now rather than later,” Abe said in a parliamentary debate Tuesday.Critics of so-called “Abenomics” say that without wage increases to match the price hikes, many consumers may be even less willing to spend.___Wiseman contributed from Washington. AP Auto Writer Tom Krisher contributed from Detroit. by Elaine Kurtenbach And Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Apr 4, 2013 4:15 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Christopher Macgowan, SMMT’s Chief Executive, picked up two prestigious industry awards this week. On Tuesday 10 July at the annual dinner of the CBI’s trade association forum and the following night at Motor Trader awards dinner in central London, Christopher was recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award. ‘I am obviously delighted,’ he said. ‘These awards are clearly a reflection of the esteem in which SMMT is rightly held and the hard work and support of staff, member companies and industry colleagues.’ Picture – Christopher is presented with his Motor Trader award by Chris Reid, Norwich Union director of propositions, with guest speaker Ronnie Corbett OBEClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary (11) serves the ball during a match against Michigan Sept. 27 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-1.Credit: Mark Batke / Lantern photographerThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team will be playing for more than a win when it takes the court against No. 20 Illinois.OSU (16-12, 4-12) is fighting for a berth in the NCAA Tournament this season, after dropping 10 of their last 12 matches.“Right now, we’re fighting to get into the tournament,” junior defensive specialist Alyssa Winner said.The Buckeyes are scheduled for a chance to better their ranking as they host two Big Ten opponents this weekend. OSU is set to play No. 20 Illinois at 7 p.m. Friday before welcoming Northwestern for an 8:30 p.m. match Saturday.“This weekend we need to win, period,” sophomore outside hitter Katie Mitchell said. “We need to come out with two wins, and we’re working really hard this week to get them.”OSU has experienced both positive and negative streaks so far this season. The Buckeyes started off with 13 straight wins, before losing two, winning one and then losing eight consecutive matches. Since then, OSU is 2-2, but still searching for a boost.Beyond looking to increase their chances at making the NCAA Tournament, the players will be aiming to honor three departing seniors on the squad as well.Seniors outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary, libero Davionna DiSalvatore and defensive specialist Julianne Mandolfo, will be honored during Senior Night against Illinois.Sophomore middle blocker Andrea Kacsits said sending her teammates out on top would mean a lot.“A couple weeks ago, we decided we are absolutely playing for our seniors,” she said. “We don’t want their careers to be done. We love our team and we don’t want it to be over yet.“Ending on a positive note would be a positive for everybody.”Leary said her time has gone by “really fast,” but she is looking forward to facing the Illini and Wildcats.“We’ve had a good week of practice, so I’m excited to see what our team can do,” Leary said. “They’re two really big games for us and we just need to take one game at a time.”While Senior Night will have already passed, the three veterans are not scheduled to play their final home games until Nov. 27 when OSU hosts No. 2 Penn State. After taking on the Nittany Lions, the Buckeyes are scheduled to wrap up their 2013 regular season with a road match against Iowa Nov. 30.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHarry and Meghan make first public appearanceMay 22, 2018In “Entertainment”Prince Charles to walk Meghan down aisle after dad drops outMay 18, 2018In “Entertainment”Royal baby: Duke and Duchess of Sussex name son ArchieMay 8, 2019In “latest news” The Duchess of Sussex is pregnant and is due to give birth next spring, Kensington Palace has revealed.The announcement came as Meghan, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, arrived in Sydney on Monday ahead of a 16-day tour of Australia and New Zealand.Kensington Palace said the couple, who got married in Windsor five months ago, were “delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public”.Their baby will be seventh in line to the throne.The Queen and other senior royals were told about the pregnancy on Friday, when members of the Royal Family gathered in Windsor for Princess Eugenie’s wedding.Meghan – who has had her 12 week scan – attended the wedding with Prince Harry, wearing a long, dark blue coat, which sparked speculation she could be expecting.That speculation intensified when she was seen clutching two large folders in front of her stomach as she arrived in Sydney for the tour, which will also take in Fiji and Tonga.It is their first official royal tour since their wedding, which also took place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.Their first engagement is on Tuesday, when crowds of well wishers are expected to congratulate the couple.The duke and duchess follow in the footsteps of Prince Harry’s parents – Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales – whose first royal tour was to Australia and New Zealand.Their baby will be a first cousin of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – but will not be a prince or princess themselves unless the Queen steps in ahead of the birth.Royal biographer Robert Hardman said the children will be lord and lady “like the children of any other duke”, because Prince Harry is not in the direct line of succession.The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall are all said to be “delighted” for the couple after learning of the pregnancy at Friday’s wedding. (Excerpts from BBC)
Microsoft has realized even more of the Kinect’s potential. It might give the company an edge against the iPad craze that Apple has started. I do wonder when Microsoft will release the first selection of software for Kinect SKD.Via Hot Hardware Kinect SKD will launch this Spring, according to a recent blog post by Microsoft. The Kinect SKD will let PC users to use their body as a mouse in Kinect supported PC games. Here is what Microsoft stated in the post regarding Kinect SKD-AdChoices广告The community that has blossomed since the launch of Kinect for Xbox 360 in November shows the breadth of invention and depth of imagination possible when people have access to ground-breaking technology. Already, researchers, academics and enthusiasts are thinking through what’s next in natural and intuitive technology. For example, in January I mentioned Craig’s talk at the Cleveland Clinic, where he highlighted students at the University of Washington’s Biorobotics Lab using Kinect with a commercially available PHANTOM Omni Haptic Device to explore how robotic surgery could be enhanced by incorporating the sense of feel. The Kinect for Windows SDK is being developed and released by Microsoft Research (MSR) in collaboration with IEB. It will be available this spring as a free download, and will give academic researchers and enthusiasts access to key pieces of the Kinect system–such as the audio technology, system application programming interfaces and direct control of the Kinect sensor itself.
At the dinner table, babies pay close attention to what food is being eaten around them – and especially who is eating it, suggests an interesting study. The findings showed that one-year-old infants expect people to like the same food, unless those people belong to different social or cultural groups, such as those that speak a different language. “Kids are sensitive to cultural groups early in life. When babies see someone eat, they are not just learning about food – they are also learning about who eats what with whom,” said Katherine Kinzler, Associate Professor at the Cornell University in New York, US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe study supported the well-known fact in developmental psychology that babies will look longer at novel actions or things that deviate from their general expectations of the world. “An ability to think about people as being ‘same versus different’ and perhaps even ‘us versus them’ starts very early in life,” Kinzler added.Furthermore, babies were also found to have a slightly different take when it comes to food that might harm them. When the babies saw a person act disgusted from eating a food, they expected that a second person would also be disgusted by that food – even if the second person was from a different social group. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThis suggests “infants are particularly vigilant to social information that might signal danger”, the study said.In addition, the team also discovered an insight into what babies identify as meaningful cultural differences.While monolingual babies expected people who speak different languages to like different food, bilingual babies expected that people who speak different languages would eat the same food. They might have had experience with this in their own home, where people speaking different languages are gathered around the table, the researchers explained. Moreover, parents might need to consider that their children are watching as they eat together. “If you feed your child the perfect diet, yet your child sees you and your friends and family eating junk food, she is presumably learning about foods from her social experiences, too,” Kinzler said in the paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The team set up a series of studies in which they showed more than 200 one-year-olds a series of videos of people expressing like or dislike of foods.When the babies saw two people in the video speak the same language or act as if they were friends, the infants expected them to like the same foods. When they saw two people who spoke different languages or acted as if they were unfriendly, the babies expected them to like different foods, the researchers concluded.
60% of Canadian agencies report gross sales revenue of $500,000+: Ultimate Travel Survey Share Thursday, January 19, 2017 Tags: Ultimate Travel Survey TORONTO — More than half of travel agents say their sales are up and 60% of agencies are reporting gross sales revenue of $500,000 or more. Nine out of 10 agents say they’re optimistic about the future of the retail travel industry. More stats are available in Travelweek’s recently released Ultimate Travel Survey, which gathered insights and feedback from more than 425 travel agents across Canada.The survey offers a snapshot of a travel industry that’s seen a few ups and downs over the years and won’t be deterred by setbacks.To download the survey, click here to gain access. Specialize, specialize, specializeMany agents have made the jump to specialized and niche sales and thrived. About 75% of Ultimate Travel Survey respondents say they sell group travel. Asked if Group sales are more resilient than FIT, especially in tough years like 2016, Wendi Gladstone, who heads up the groups department at Battlefield Travel in Stoney Creek, ON, says it depends on the clientele and repeat business. Gladstone has been booking groups for some 20 years. She says 2016 was “steady. I handle about eight groups a year. We constantly make the profit we want. We have a huge repeat business and it will carry us through pretty much anything.”Gladstone works closely with a small group of preferred tour operator partners including Tourcan Vacations. She recently branched out to wine tours to destinations including South Africa, Chile and Argentina. Gladstone says she designs her groups around the principle that “everyone in every group I arrange feels like they are on a personal holiday designed just for them.”Group business is profitable, but as Gladstone points out, “when you do a custom group, as 80% of mine are, you earn every penny!”Many group bookings end up on cruise ships and certainly the cruise niche – if such a big market can be considered a niche – continues to grow with some 83% of UTS respondents indicating they sell cruise product. Weddings and honeymoons are also big (65%), along with luxury travel (70%), FIT (71%) and adventure travel (56%).Retirement & recruitmentRetailers are in a particularly good mood where the future of their industry is concerned. More than eight in 10 travel agents (88%) said they’re generally optimistic about the future of the retail travel industry. And when asked if they see themselves in the retail travel industry 10 years from now, 64% said yes. Of the one-third or so of agents who responded ‘no’, the majority (66%) said they’re leaving the industry to retire.The high number of older travel agents retiring from the industry is an ongoing concern. Tony Santelli, CTC, Director of Students and a professor at College April-Fortier in Montreal, knows the situation first-hand – he’s planning retirement himself, in the next five to 10 years. Where are the new recruits? College April-Fortier is a career college, preparing students for work on both the retail and supplier side. “The opportunities are plentiful for young talent to evolve towards those leadership positions. And we are certainly doing our part in preparing them to replace those retiring,” says Santelli.More news: Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTFor the last 14 years the tourism college been emphasizing specialty and niche travel, “since we saw the writing on the wall way back”, says Santelli. “We are seeing many agencies beginning to specialize and our students are well-prepared and well-positioned to work in these ‘specialty’ stores.”At the agency level, Santelli says he doesn’t see agency owners planning their retirement carefully. “There seems to be a lack of mentoring in our industry. We simply don’t hear too many stories of owners selling the business to their loyal employees.”And he adds that while he suspects there will be fewer brick-and-mortar shops in the future, “the need for competent travel counsellors in tune with today’s technology will always be in high demand.”Marketing tools: what works best?For years there was no budging brochures as the mainstay marketing tool in the travel industry. Bundles of winter sun brochures arrived with a thud on retailers’ doorsteps each August and clients snapped them up. And then along came the Internet and email and many suppliers developed downloadable brochures, e-brochures or (in some cases) got rid of brochures all together.Meanwhile agents knew that all those ‘outdated’ books on the brochure racks were worth their weight in gold when it came to pitching vacation ideas to clients. And now we’ve come full-circle with some suppliers pouring untold resources into beautiful high-end brochures, and other offering a mix of traditional brochures and e-brochures. And everyone’s marketing via social media. In this year’s Ultimate Travel Survey, 41% of agents said the brochure reigns supreme in their agency. One in five (20%) said supplier websites are their go-to marketing tool, 24% said email marketing and 15% said social media marketing.Tauck recently introduced an e-brochure aimed at kids and teens. Isn’t that the demographic that’s most hooked into social media? Perhaps, but Tauck is counting on kids having fun with its interactive e-book – designed and written to appeal to younger travellers, with bright graphics, bold layout, casual fonts, and playfully-worded text, and focused on Tauck Bridges trips grouped by interest, rather than by geography, from ‘Animal Encounters’ (itineraries in Africa, Latin America and Alaska where wildlife features prominently), to ‘Natural Wonders’ (trips noted for their amazing outdoor landscapes and adventures) and ‘Landmark Sites’ (journeys to cultural icons in Europe).“Tauck’s use of print brochures has stayed quite consistent, and they continue to be a vital part of our marketing mix and a resource that our guests and agents use and appreciate,” said Katharine Bonner, Tauck’s Senior VP of Marketing. “In recent years we’ve supplemented (but never replaced) print brochures with e-brochures for customers who either want information immediately or simply prefer to receive it in a digital format.”More news: Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesThe idea behind the new Tauck Bridges e-brochure, she adds, is to supplement the ‘grown-up’ version of the book with a kid-friendly version, maximizing marketing opportunities. “With the new Tauck Bridges e-brochure, we’ve produced a fun children’s companion piece to the full Tauck Bridges print brochure that their parents or grandparents receive.”Preferred suppliersClose to half of agents in this year’s Ultimate Travel Survey say they book 76% or more of their business directly with suppliers. And almost four in 10 agents make 76%+ of their leisure bookings with preferred suppliers. Not surprisingly, higher commissions were the top reason (67%) agents cited for selling preferred suppliers. Agents were also happy with the service they receive from preferred suppliers (56%) and pricing (47%). Preferred supplier mandates from head office / management play a role too (38%), as does consumer preference (19%).Where’s the fine balance between too few preferred suppliers, and too many? Some retailers have so many preferred suppliers, you start to wonder if everyone made the list. Flemming Friisdahl, Founder, The Travel Agent Next Door, says less is more. “This is why we only have about 30 preferred suppliers, and we have 79% of all our commission come in on just these suppliers (coming up from 72%). We are leaving money on the table with some suppliers, but we believe by focusing on fewer suppliers we will get the training, marketing and support when we need it,” says Friisdahl.“If all the suppliers with that retailer are preferred then, simply, nobody is preferred. This also takes away from the training,” says Friisdahl. “An agent can only retain so much information.”The Travel Agent Next Door retailers are still able to sell any supplier they want, “but when they sell preferred supplier they are financially reward with up to 100% of the commission going to the agent,” he adds. About Latest Posts Kathryn FolliottEditor at TravelweekKathryn is Editor at Travelweek and has worked for the company since 1995. She has travelled to more than 50 countries and counts Hong Kong, Jerusalem, the Swiss Alps and the Galapagos Islands among her favourite destinations. 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Chances are you already know that Costa Rica doesn’t really have a Halloween scene. Still, some people visit their loved ones at the cemeteries every Nov. 2 and celebrate a special mass. But that’s about it.So, without the house-to-house trick-or-treat tradition, Halloween has evolved into an almost exclusively adult nightlife celebration.Bars and nightclubs know it might be the only night of the year where you can be anything you want to be. And I mean anything from a costume meticulously planned for months, to a last-minute political pun about the tax reform because 2018 is the year of “laugh it off before you cry.”Either way, your costume will probably disintegrate all over the dance floor, so be ready to comfortably dance.Most parties will be held this weekend, but some others will be on Nov. 2-3.You can get some tickets on pre-sale with price ranges that go from ₡4,000 (about $7) to around ₡7,000. Plan beforehand because tickets will be pricier if you buy them at the last minute. I would know: I’m writing from hellish experience.In Barrio Amón, the cultural complex El Sótano (four blocks north from Automercado at San José) will have its biggest party on Nov. 3 at 8 p.m.The local band Los Cuchillos will be at their best when they play rockabilly surrounded by fake cobwebs. They’ve been doing it every year nonstop for more than a decade. (Photo courtesy of Los Cuchillos / Juan Calivá)This year there will be guest DJs and a mandatory costume contest. Tickets for the party can be purchased at the Steinvorth building, at the Twistin’ Bones record store.But El Sótano will also hold a smaller party on Oct. 27 hosted by another local rock band. That night, starting at 8 p. m., pop-rock duo Half Tangerine will be playing live and also handling prices for the three best costumes of the night.That same night, two places will be competing with Halloween bashes at Barrio La California.Casa Félix, la Concha de La Lora y Mercadito La California — 25 meters north from Bomba La Primavera — will be joining forces to throw a huge party at Sanatorio La California from 9 p. m. to 6 a.m. They will arrange five stages with dance music that will include Latin charanga, electronica, and hip-hop. From the Weeping Woman to the Naked Gringo, a guide to Costa Rica’s spookiest folklore Related posts:10 can’t-miss events this Halloween in Costa Rica Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica Coming soon: Tamarindo’s Ocaso Music Festival From the Weeping Woman to the Naked Gringo, a guide to Costa Rica’s spookiest folklore The cheapest tickets are already sold out at Yapp, so you can either buy the ₡11,000 one or the VIP ones that cost ₡22,000. Every ticket will get you six drinks. The only difference is where and with whom you will be seated. Their costume contest prize is also the juiciest because they are offering ₡250,000 in cash.Nightclub El Wok, just across from Bomba La California, will offer the Halloween edition of their infamous Sad Boys Club bash. They will be giving out Bad Bunny tickets as costume prices. The best one will be having two VIP tickets and the second place will get two single ones.You can buy the Sad Boys Club tickets at Yapp because they usually don’t last until the day of the party. Trust me on this one.Later, El Wok will host the DNCFLR party, but this year the DJs are planning a thematic Día de Muertos on Nov. 2. Tickets will be sold at the entrance, so don’t stress about that one. (Photo courtesy of Los Cuchillos / Juan Calivá)Over this weekend, Antik will be the last nightclub to close up at 7 a. m. on Oct. 28. It’s also just four blocks south from El Wok. Convenient, I know.They are planning a big house music party with Detroit DJ duo Golf Clap. They will be receiving reservations beforehand at 7204-9909 but if you want to, you can also get in line before DJs play around midnight.For the ones that don’t like staying in one place for the night, there is also the Carpe Chepe option. Carpe Halloween is a tour that will take you to four bars without paying any extra cover. The ₡15.000 ticket covers four shots, complimentary cocktails, and experienced city guides.They’ll meet at restaurant Gallo Pinto 506 in Barrio Escalante at 7 p. m. on Oct. 27 and take it from there. But you should pay in advance and stay in contact with the organizers through their mail firstname.lastname@example.org or cellphone 8347-6198.Sound advice from a fellow partygoer: no matter where you stay, it’s wise to be extra careful with your belongings. Several friends of mine have lost their cellphones over Halloween. Also, stay close to your costume-clad friends.We don’t pass out in candy San José, but we do have a lot of fun. Facebook Comments
D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ “Wherever he goes, you’re immediately going to get a tremendous locker room presence, a leader, one of the hardest working guys on the field and in the film room that you will ever find,” Jaworski explained. “He is a great teacher, as well as a great player.”Jaworski seems to echo those sentiments of former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner, who said Monday that if Manning were to sign with Arizona, the club should expect a period of adjustment. But he also believes that whoever lands Manning will improvise to make their new quarterback comfortable in a different scheme.“I would assume that some of the concepts that Peyton is so familiar with will be part of the concepts that whatever team he goes to, they would integrate those into their game planning and their playbook,” Jaworski said. Comments Share Top Stories The Peyton Manning-Jim Irsay-Indianapolis Colts saga that’s been playing out over the last few weeks has ignited impassioned debates around the NFL and in the media about what’s the best resolution for all parties involved.ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski joined Burns and Gambo on Arizona Sports 620 Friday and explained what he feels will be the end game in this increasingly messy situation unfolding in Indy.“Time to move on,” Jaworski said. “In respect for Peyton Manning, Jim Irsay, and the Colts organization — it’s time for them to move forward.” Manning’s an unknown entity, at this point, health-wise. The severity of his neck injury and the nerve damage that he has suffered is no doubt worrisome for any team that may be in pursuit of his services.But one thing is for certain — Manning is a veteran quarterback and one of the premier talents in the game — so Jaworski believes it would be unfair for him to endure a rebuilding season with a Colts team who seem dead set on moving in a new direction.The speculation has been fierce and widespread but the notion that a quarterback of Manning’s caliber could be available on the free agent market is astounding.“If he’s healthy, he’s arguably the best in the business,” Jaworski said. “There will be teams just throwing money at him to come onboard.” The Cardinals have been rumored for weeks — and still figure to be — one of those teams.“The scary part is that for the team (that signs Manning), I don’t think they are going to know for a few months — maybe three, maybe four, maybe even going into August — if Peyton Manning is healthy.” While it would indeed be risky for any team to invest in an aging quarterback with an unprecedented injury, the reward if it panned out would be far greater.
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