House Approves FY 2017 Financial Services Bill; IRS Budget Cut by $236 Million

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe House approved the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill for the fiscal year (FY) 2017 (HR 5485) by a 239-to-185 vote late in the evening on July 7. The bill came to the floor with 70 amendments, creating a longer, two-day discussion that went past midnight the first day. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration.HR 5485 provides FY 2017 appropriations to the Department of the Treasury, including the IRS, as well as the Executive Office of the President, the judiciary, the District of Columbia, and several independent agencies. The bill provides $10.9-billion budget for the IRS for FY 2017 (TAXDAY, 2016/05/26, C.2), resulting in funding $236 million below its current budget, and $1.3 billion below the president’s request (TAXDAY, 2016/06/09, C.1). The House Appropriations Committee approved the bill during a full committee markup on June 9 (TAXDAY, 2016/06/10, C.1).“The House today passed a bill that prioritizes funding where it will be best used, and makes policy reforms that improve efficiency and accountability and rein in executive overreach,” House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., said on July 7. If enacted, the bill would implement increased oversight and regulation of the IRS to ensure proper use of tax revenues, according to Rogers.The measure contains a number of provisions to address GOP concerns of alleged IRS missteps. These include a prohibition on funds for the White House to order the IRS to determine the tax-exempt status of an organization and an extensive reporting requirement on IRS spending. Additionally, the bill prohibits a proposed regulation related to political activities and the tax-exempt status of Code Sec. 501(c)(4) organizations.Possible VetoThe White House released a Statement of Administration Policy on June 21, strongly opposing the passage of HR 5485 (TAXDAY, 2016/06/27, C.2). “The bill’s reductions in funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) exacerbate the damaging reductions inflicted on the IRS since 2010”, the Obama administration said. “If the president were presented with HR 5485, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill,” the statement added.SenateThe Senate Appropriations Committee on June 16 approved its version of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill for FY 2017 by a 30-to-0 vote (TAXDAY, 2016/06/17, C.1). Funding for the IRS would be set at $11.2 billion, a figure that is higher than the House’s proposal and equivalent to the enacted FY 2016 level. That bill also now heads to the Senate floor.By Jessica Jeane, Wolters Kluwer News Stafflast_img read more

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How Team India struggles chasing low scores

first_imgTrust the Indian cricket team to make things difficult for itself.There may have been all round relief after the team managed to squeeze out a heart- stopping one-wicket win against the West Indies in the first one- dayer here on Tuesday. But the result left in its wake a point to ponder: why do Indian teams often make heavy weather of small targets in One- day Internationals? So many times in the past, Indian batsmen and bowlers , through their indiscretion or overconfidence/ complacency – or sheer lack of killer instinct – in ODIs as well as Test matches, have shot themselves in the foot. They have lost – and also won – on those occasions, but not before making millions of Indian fans go through anxious moments.The two recent examples of thrillers are the third Test against the West Indies in Mumbai and Tuesday’s ODI here. While in Mumbai a full strength Indian team surprisingly conceded 108- run first- innings lead before both teams ended up with the same tally after four innings, in Cuttack it was a combination of a few careless shots and largely due to inspired West Indies bowling and committed fielding that made the task for Virender Sehwag’s team difficult.The previous occasion when India managed a one- wicket win was almost eight years ago, when they successfully chased 200 against New Zealand in Auckland in January 2003. By a strange coincident, then and on Tuesday India reached the target in 48.5 overs.”In India you hardly see the team tottering at 59 for five,” Sehwag said of Tuesday’s match. When you lose five quick wickets, it’s difficult to come back. Hopefully, we will come up with strong batting performances in the next games. We have to learn from our mistakes.” One reason of lowscoring matches going to the wire could also be psychological. Some players find it difficult to motivate themselves while others get complacent when faced with a not- so- challenging and tricky targets. This has happened with the Indian teams over the years, and is likely to happen in the future too.At other times, pitches and weather conditions pose a greater challenge than the opposition. For instance, if the team is bowling second in a day- night game, dew could hamper bowlers, particularly spinners, as the ball gets wet and they find it difficult to grip it.India have also lost in low- scoring ODIs. Two matches that can be cited as examples for one- run defeats are the games against the West Indies in Kingston in 2006, when India were set a target of 199, and against Australia in Brisbane in 1992, when the target was slightly bigger (236).In recent times, India have won a few matches by the same onerun margin. They edged past South Africa chasing 191 in Johannesburg this January and successfully chased against the same opposition in Jaipur in February last year, when the total was 299.It’s not just a recent phenomenon that India have won – or lost – in close encounters. In 1988, the Ravi Shastri-led Indian team was set a target of just 197 and the West Indies won the ODI by two runs.The margin of win or defeat, however, is not always a correct indication of how close a match was. The numbers only suggest the closeness of an encounter, but there are a lot of other factors that don’t reflect in them.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgWhy no permission taken before felicitating Manipur sport persons: EC to CentreNew Delhi, Mar 2 (PTI) A peeved Election Commission today asked the Centre to explain why it did not take its permission before felicitating sports persons from Manipur when the poll code is in force in view of assembly polls scheduled there for Saturday.”Inform the Commission the reasons and circumstances under which prior permission from model code of conduct angle was not taken for organising the felicitation ceremony,” the poll watchdog wrote to the Home Secretary and the Secretary, Department of Development of Northeast Region, in separate notices.They have to respond to the show cause notice by Saturday.The EC pointed out that the model code came into force on January 4.Quoting media reports, it said the event was organised on February 28 in which 11 sports persons from the northeast region, including five from Manipur, were felicitated for participating in the Rio Olympics.The Commission feels that such events give the upper hand to the party in power during elections and disturbs the level playing field.Minister of State Development of North-Eastern Region Jitendra Singh and the Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju were present at the event where the sports persons were felicitated. PTI NAB GVSlast_img read more

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Second Phase of Drain Cleaning in Corporate Area to Begin Soon

first_img The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is set to begin its second phase of drain-cleaning activities shortly in several communities across the Corporate Area.Under this phase, critical drains in communities in 19 divisions of the Municipality will be cleaned. Already, under phase one, drains have been cleaned in communities in 21 divisions.Speaking to journalists following today’s (Aug. 14) sitting of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, Mayor of Kingston, Senator, Councillor Delroy Williams, said approximately $70 million will be spent for both phases.“Usually that’s not enough, but we have to be strategic in terms of ensuring that the drains that are critical are cleaned first and then we move to other drains that still affect the movement of flood waters,” he said.The meeting was held at the Corporation’s Church Street offices in downtown Kingston.Councillor Williams urged Councillors to submit the names of drains that are in need of cleaning in their divisions before the end of the week.“If you have drains in your divisions that people have been speaking to you about or you see the need for cleaning, please ensure that you send in those letters before the end of the week,” he emphasised.The annual cleaning programme seeks to reduce flooding. Speaking to journalists following today’s (Aug. 14) sitting of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, Mayor of Kingston, Senator, Councillor Delroy Williams, said approximately $70 million will be spent for both phases. Under this phase, critical drains in communities in 19 divisions of the Municipality will be cleaned. Already, under phase one, drains have been cleaned in communities in 21 divisions. The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is set to begin its second phase of drain-cleaning activities shortly in several communities across the Corporate Area. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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Navig8 Product Tankers Sees Red Ink

first_imgzoom Shipping company Navig8 Product Tankers has reported a net loss of USD 5.8 million in the third quarter of the year, against a net income of USD 17.8 million seen a year earlier, amid weak product tanker markets.“Product tanker markets exhibited weakness in the third quarter due to high inventory levels and decreased refinery utilization typical during the summer,” Nicolas Busch, Chief Executive Officer of Navig8 Product Tankers, said.He added that these factors contributed to a lack of arbitrage opportunities. However, Busch said that, although some of these conditions have continued into the fourth quarter, “the outlook for the product tanker market remains favorable with global oil demand growth and refinery capacity additions in Asia, the Middle East and the U.S. forecast to drive demand for product tankers.”The shipping firm reported an increase in revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2016, which stood at USD 29.1 million, against a revenue of USD 11.8 million seen in the three-month period in 2015.Regarding the company’s newbuilding program, Busch said that Navig8 Product Tankers took delivery of four newbuilding vessels during the quarter and two more in October 2016, however, in light of construction delays on certain GSI deliveries, “we now anticipate taking delivery of the remaining five newbuildings during Q4 2016 and into Q1 2017.”Upon their respective deliveries, the company’s vessels will be deployed in the LR8 and Alpha8 commercial pools, both managed by Navig8 Group.The company has taken delivery of eleven LR1 and eleven LR2 product tanker newbuildings to date.last_img read more

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New Chairperson of Strait Regional School Board Appointed

first_imgLongtime educator and school board member Mary Jess MacDonald has been named chairperson of the Strait Regional School Board. The board vice-chairperson was appointed to the post by Executive Council today, Nov. 20, on a recommendation by Education Minister Karen Casey. “As a past-president of the Nova Scotia School Boards Association, Ms. MacDonald has gained insight and experience that will serve her well as board chairperson,” said Ms. Casey. Cabinet was asked to appoint a chairperson after board members were unable to break a tie vote at its annual organizational meeting on Nov. 1. Two candidates — Ms. MacDonald and Henry Van Berkel — were both nominated for the position. The vote was a tie. A second vote, as required by board bylaws, also ended in a tie. Ms. MacDonald, who has been a board member for Inverness South since amalgamation, and a former president of the Nova School Boards Association, has served as the board’s vice-chairperson for the last four years. She has spent 36 years in the public school system as a teacher, principal, curriculum supervisor and assistant superintendent. She also served on the amalgamation committee when the board was formed in 1995-96.last_img read more

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Funeral today for seven children killed in fastmoving Halifax fire

first_imgHALIFAX — Mourners will descend upon a large Halifax hall today for the funeral of seven children who died in a fast-moving house fire.The service for the Barho children will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Cunard Centre on the city’s waterfront.Imam Abdallah Yousri says funeral proceedings will follow in the Islamic traditions, but is open to people of all faiths and members of the public.He says he hopes that by opening the ceremony up to all who wish to attend, the children’s mother — Syrian refugee Kawthar Barho — will see the widespread support and sympathy from the community.Yousri says the traditional portion of the service will be followed by words from community members, including Halifax MP Andy Fillmore, who is trying to help some of the mother’s overseas relatives come to Canada.Following the funeral service, there will be a burial at a Muslim cemetery in Hammonds Plains.“(Kawthar Barho) doesn’t have family over here in Canada. She does not have friends as well here in Halifax because she moved here five months ago,” said Yousri on Friday.“That’s why we are trying to invite her to come see the support and let everybody gather.”Shuttles will be organized to and from the Cunard Centre to accommodate those who wish to attend, and ample parking is available at the centre.The children’s father — Ebraheim Barho — remained in hospital Friday recovering from extensive burns. He was in critical, but stable condition.Early Tuesday, the Quartz Drive house fire killed all of the Barho children: Ahmad, 14; Rola, 12; Mohamad, 9; Ola, 8; Hala, 3; Rana, 2 and Abdullah, who was born in Canada on Nov. 9.The cause of the fire remains unclear.The scale of the tragedy for the young family who arrived in Nova Scotia in September 2017 as refugees has struck a chord with Canadians.A GoFundMe campaign had raised more than $523,846 by late Friday afternoon, with a $1-million goal.The Barho family lived in Elmsdale, a 30-minute drive north of Halifax, when they first arrived in Nova Scotia and were embraced by residents there.They had moved to the Halifax suburb of Spryfield to take advantage of language training and other immigrant services, and had planned to return to Elmsdale next month.The family was among 1,795 Syrian refugees who have come to Nova Scotia in recent years. The Trudeau government granted asylum to 40,000 Syrian refugees in 2015-16.A brutal civil war has raged across Syria since 2011, claiming more than 400,000 lives.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Toronto Child Actor Ian Ho supports Blake Lively in A Simple Favor

first_imgIan is a Canadian born actor from Toronto, Ontario.  He began his acting career at the age of four. He began his acting career at age 4, and has appeared in TVO’s “Now You Know” and a commercial under his belt.  He is excited to appear in his first feature film.  When he is not reciting his lines, Ian loves training in Muay Thai, and Tae Kwon Do, playing basketball, singing, dancing and putting on skits with his twin sister and cousins.  He dreams of one day becoming a doctor and professional athlete, while continuing his acting career.   His favorite musical artists include Drake and Justin Timberlake, and his favorite teams include the Toronto Raptors, and Toronto Blue Jays.  He thanks his parents for their undying love, support, and chauffeuring, and allowing him to swear with impunity for this movie. Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Toronto, ON – Seven year old Ian Ho, represented by Carolyn’s Kids (A division of Carolyn’s Model and Talent Agency), was cast and has recently completed filming on the Lionsgate’s thriller  ‘A Simple Favor’ with Blake Lively, Henry Goldring and Anna Kendrick. Ian plays the role of Nicky, son of the elegant, mysterious Emily (Blake Lively) and English Professor Sean (Henry Golding).  The film, produced by Paul Feig and Jessie Henderson, directed by Paul Feig, is based on the book of the same name written by Darcey Bell. The story is of a mommy blogger in a small town discovers that her best friend has vanished. The story is full of twists, secrets, murder and revenge. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Thunder Bay 2018 The year in review

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN NewsThe year began with an end — an end to “challenging times” for former Thunder Bay Police Chief J.P. Levesque.In January a judge acquitted Levesque on criminal charges for his involvement with a police investigation of former city mayor Keith Hobbs.The Thunder Bay Police Services Board saw the decision as a win.“We’re all feeling really good going forward for the reputation of the city and the reputation of the police.” said former board chair Jackie Dojack.But with 11 months left in the year, the police force’s troubles were far from over.Jan. 28 marked the one year anniversary of an incident that rattled many, when 34-year-old Barbara Kentner was hit in the stomach by a trailer hitch thrown from a passing vehicle.The young mother succumbed to the injury months later.Community members came together to remember her.“I don’t want anyone to forget what happened to her,” said Nichole Langdon, who helped organize a vigil for Kentner.Brayden Bushby faces second-degree murder charges for Kentners’s death.In March the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) found two Thunder Bay police investigators guilty of disorderly conduct and neglect of duty for their work in the death investigation of Stacy Debungee.It was Debungee’s case that prompted the OIPRD to review 37 more police investigations, most of them involving Indigenous people.It was a good indication of what was yet to come.“Because of all these facts I’m here to call for the resignation of Chief Levesque,” Chief Robin McGinnis of Rainy River First Nation said at the time. “And if he refuses to resign, I’m calling for the board to fire him.”The police board did not fire the chief, but Levesque quietly announced his retirement shortly thereafter.Two years ago Angelique Eaglewoman made history when she was appointed the first Indigenous dean of law in Canada.She then made headlines again in 2018 after resigning over alleged systemic discrimination at the hands of her employer, Lakehead University.Eaglewoman filed a $2.6 million lawsuit against the institution, which is still before the courts.In the midst of a heavy year, jingle dress dancers united to share cultural teachings with students.But it was much more than a lesson.“There’s been a lot of, like a negative atmosphere around the rivers and the seven students inquest and I was beginning to see it was all negative stuff, so I wanted to bring some positivity and some culture and just some pride and identity,” said Cheryl Suggashie, one of the dancers and an organizer of the event.Then, in December, the OIPRD’s report “Broken Trust” was released.The two-year investigation into the TBPS confirmed what many Indigenous people had been saying all along.“Overall I found that systemic racism exists in Thunder Bay Police Service at an institutional level,” OIPRD Director Gerry McNeilly announced.Two days later the Thunder Bay police were further disgraced with the release of Senator Murray Sinclair’s report for the Ontario Civilian Police Commission.That report echoed its predecessor’s findings of overt and systemic racism.It also recommended a solution — to dissolve the board and replace it with a single administrator.“We acknowledge unequivocally that systemic racism exists both in the service and the board,” said Tom Lockwood, the police board’s new administrator.Among the chaos in Thunder Bay, some milestones were reached.Sylvie Hauth was named the city’s first female police chief, and Celina Reitberger was appointed the first Indigenous chair of the police board.In January APTN will continue bringing you coverage from Ontario’s far north.On Jan. 15 we are slated to find out if Brayden Bushby will stand trial for the death of Kentner.wfiddler@aptn.ca@WillowBlasizzolast_img read more

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With fuel and water scarce stricken Puerto Rico presses for shipping

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – As Puerto Rico struggles with a lack of fuel, water and medical supplies following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, it is pressing the Trump administration to lift a bar on foreign ships delivering supplies from the U.S. mainland.With fuel and water scarce, stricken Puerto Rico presses for shipping waiver (Reuters photo)The island’s governor is pushing for the federal government to temporarily waive the Jones Act, a law requiring that all goods shipped between U.S. ports be carried by U.S. owned-and-operated ships. The Trump administration has so far not granted this, saying it is evaluating the issue.Many of the U.S. territory’s 3.4 million inhabitants are queuing for scarce supplies of gas and diesel to run generators as the island’s electrical grid remains crippled a week after Maria hit. Government-supplied water trucks have been mobbed.Puerto Rico gets most of its fuel by ship from the United States, but one of its two main ports is closed and the other is operating only during the daytime.“We expect them to waive it (the Jones Act),” Governor Ricardo Rossello told CNN on Wednesday, noting there was a brief waiver issued after Hurricane Irma, which was much less devastating as it grazed past the island en route for Florida earlier this month.Members of Congress from both parties have supported an emergency waiver, he said.The U.S. government has issued periodic Jones Act waivers following severe storms in the past, to allow the use of cheaper or more readily available foreign-flagged ships.The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which waived the law after Irma and after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in August, said on Wednesday it was considering a request by members of Congress for a waiver, but had not received any formal requests from shippers or other branches of the federal government.“We are considering the underlying issues and are evaluating whether a waiver should be issued,” a senior DHS official told reporters in a teleconference.On Monday, several members of the U.S. House of Representatives had asked the DHS to waive the act for a year to help relief efforts. The official said a request from a member of Congress was not the usual pathway for waiver requests.While the Trump administration has not formally denied the request, the DHS suggested earlier this week a waiver was not needed.Gregory Moore, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, an office of Homeland Security, said in a statement on Tuesday that an agency assessment showed there was “sufficient capacity” of U.S.-flagged vessels to move commodities to Puerto Rico.“The limitation is going to be port capacity to offload and transit, not vessel availability,” he said.Maria, the most powerful storm to hit Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, caused widespread flooding and damage to homes and infrastructure.Residents are scrambling to find clean water, with experts concerned about a looming public health crisis posed by the damaged water system.On Tuesday, hundreds of people crowded around a government water tanker in the northeastern municipality of Canovanas with containers of every size and shape after a wait that for many had lasted days.Some residents also waited hours for gasoline and diesel to fuel their automobile tanks and power generators to light their homes.U.S. Air Force Colonel Michael Valle, on hand for relief efforts in San Juan, said he was most concerned about “the level of desperation” that could arise if fuel distribution did not return to normal within a couple of weeks.In Washington, Republican leaders who control both chambers of Congress have said they are prepared to boost disaster funding, but are waiting for a detailed request from the Trump administration.It could take a couple of weeks for the administration to make that request, an aide to the House Appropriations Committee said on Tuesday.In the meantime, the administration still has $5 billion in aid in a disaster relief fund, and Congress has also approved about $7 billion more that will become available on Oct. 1, the aide said.White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told reporters on Tuesday that Congress has appropriated enough money to cover disaster costs to last until mid-October. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’Put people above debt,’ Puerto Rico official urges amid Maria’s devastationSeptember 26, 2017In “World”Conditions growing dire in hurricane-hit Puerto RicoSeptember 25, 2017In “World”Puerto Rico mostly in the dark one month after hurricaneOctober 19, 2017In “World” read more

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Sixmonthold Irish baby suffers terrible injuries in Qatar bedroom fire

first_imgSource: YouCaring.comAN IRISH FAMILY is attempting to raise £100,000 for their daughter who was badly injured in a fire in Doha, Qatar.Baby Elizabeth Soffe is six months old and has two brothers and a sister. The family have been living for the past few years in Doha, Qatar, which is where the fire occurred last month.On 29 May, Elizabeth’s mother Sinead put her baby to bed in her cot. Not long after, it is believed the air conditioning unit above where Elizabeth was sleeping caught fire.Sinead heard her baby crying and discovered the room was full of smoke and the crib was on fire, Doha News says.According to the fundraising site, Elizabeth suffered “terrible injuries” and was taken by medivac to Birmingham in the UK, where she has undergone a number of surgeries.Doha News says that the baby was found to have burns over 60% of her body.FundraisingThe family are now facing financial pressure as they lost all their belongings in the fire, and have to travel between the UK and Ireland, where their other children are staying with a relative.According to the YouCaring site, “medical bills are growing”. Doha News also notes that the insurance company is covering costs for the moment, but Elizabeth is likely to need long-term treatment for her injuries.A number of fundraising events are being organised and an online YouCaring fundraising site has been set up.Read: Blaze engulfs iconic Glasgow School of Art building>last_img read more

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Sculptor announced for George Treloar memorial

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The realization of the dream of many of Melbourne’s Hellenic community took a step closer with an announcement held in Ballarat recently.Members of Melbourne’s George Treloar Melbourne Committee travelled to Ballarat for the announcement. Amongst their number was Mr John Salpigtidis who had first raised the need for such a memorial many years ago.George Devine Treloar was born in Ballarat and served with distinction in the British Army during the First World War, rising to the rank of Major. After the end of the war George was appointed the League of Nations representative for refugees in northern Greece following the Asia Minor catastrophe. George and his small team of assistants assisted an estimated 108,000 Christian refugees during his work in Greece. Awarded one of the highest civilian honours by the then Greek King, the town of Thrylorion was also named in his honour.The Committee has been working with Ballarat Council to realise their aim of honouring George Treloar with a major new memorial in his birthplace. The Committee recently worked with the Council to assist in the selection of the sculptor that will create the memorial.The announcement was made by Cr Samanatha McIntosh, the Mayor of Ballarat, on the location at the corner of Sturt and Errard Streets in Ballarat, where the new memorial will be erected.Cr McIntosh announced that the sculptor would be well-known Melbourne sculptor Liz Johnston. Lis has completed a number of significant public art commissions including five giant bronze statues that flank the Avenue of Legends on the approach to the MCG, a portrait commission of Rod Laver at Melbourne Park, and the Vietnam War Memorial of Victoria in Dandenong. She was selected following an extensive tender process involving more than 20 applicants.Ms McIntosh said that the beautiful Sturt Street Gardens had become a place of storytelling, telling in physical form Ballarat’s living history book, bringing to life the incredible work of many locals who have contributed to the Ballarat of today. She added that there is no better place for a memorial for George Treloar.“Australia is home to one of the world’s largest Greek communities which highlights the importance of Mr Treloar’s work, not only for Ballarat but for an entire country. His compassion and bravery is worthy of recognition which I hope inspires our next generation,” she said.Liz Johnson said that it was an honour to be chosen as an artist to help tell this important story:“I hope it will help everyone to become more aware of this amazing story and a person they might not have heard of.”For Ms Johnson, who works from a studio in West Footscray, the hard sculpting work is about to begin. She will work with clay based on photos of a life model representing George Treloar. It will feature a state of George Treloar, along with a young child representing the refugees that he assisted.Speaking on behalf of the Committee, Litsa Athanasiadis said that the Committee welcomed the appointment of Lis Johnson and looked forward to assisting her in the realisation of the memorial.“This memorial represents our commitment to honour someone without whose help many refugees would not have survived. His work ensured the survival of thousands, many of whose descendants later migrated to Australia – including many of those on our own Committee like myself,” Litsa said.Litsa thanked all those across Melbourne’s Hellenic community who have raised and donated the funds that have made this announcement possible.The statue and memorial is expected to be unveiled half way through this year and will be the first new statue to appear on Sturt Street Gardens for almost 20 years.The George Treloar Memorial Committee was established a few years ago to work to honour the humanitarian work of Major George Devine Treloar in northern Greece following the end of the First World War. It’s major project has been to have erected this memorial in George’s birthplace of Ballarat and has raised significant funds from across Melbourne’s Hellenic community for this purpose.Jim Claven is a historian, freelance writer and a member of the George Treloar Memorial Committee. He can be contacted at jimclaven@yahoo.com.aulast_img read more

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La Leem souhaite la création dun label Made in Europe pour les

first_imgLa Leem souhaite la création d’un label “Made in Europe” pour les médicamentsLa fédération de l’industrie pharmaceutique (Leem) souhaite faire apparaître sur les médicaments l’origine de ces derniers et la création d’un label “Made in Europe”.La fédération de l’industrie pharmaceutique (Leem) est favorable à l’indication de l’origine des médicaments. Pour ce faire, le président de Leem, Christian Lajoux, souhaite instaurer un label “Made in Europe” révélant la provenance des médicaments.À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?M. Lajoux, président de Leem et de Sanofi France, a expliqué à l’AFP qu’un label “Made in Europe serait une façon de signaler les différents endroits où a été fabriqué, dans ses différents stades, le médicament (…) avec le souci de rassurer le patient et de lui donner une information précise”. Le Leem songe à donner une lettre (A, B, C…) renseignant sur le lieu de fabrication du principe actif. Une seconde lettre donnerait ensuite l’endroit de fabrication du médicament et enfin une troisième son lieu de conditionnement.M. Lajoux a ensuite indiqué : “nous en sommes encore vraiment à une réflexion. (…) Ce projet doit être discuté avec les autorités de santé et les autres fédérations pharmaceutiques européennes.” M. Lajoux pense également que ce sujet “pourrait être porté par le Comité stratégique des industries de santé (CSIS), dont la prochaine réunion est prévue fin janvier.”Selon La Tribune, la création de ce label, serait mal vu par certaines multinationales étrangères. La France compte pourtant 200 sites de production de médicaments (vaccins, biotechnologie, pharmacie chimique…). Et M. Lajoux pense “qu’aujourd’hui, il faut protéger l’existence de ces sites (…), qui assurent à la fois la qualité et la sécurité du médicament.” Plusieurs principes actifs de médicaments sont actuellement importés de Chine et d’Inde.Le 19 décembre 2011 à 17:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Video The Big Boss Man headed to the WWE Hall of Fame

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Trish Stratus on retiring after SummerSlam: “It just became clear that it was a farewell match” Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Video of WWE officially announcing The Big Boss Man as the next inductee into the Class of 2016 WWE Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 32 weekend in Dallas. Facebook Vickie Guerrero on the legacy of Chris Benoit, fan reaction to her, the Women’s Evolution Rob Van Dam shares thoughts on John Oliver, wrestling high in ECW, WWE Hall of Famelast_img read more

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Danny Welbeck is a tough lad – Holding

first_imgArsenal defender Rob Holding has issued a message of support for teammate Danny Welbeck after his injury on Thursday.Welbeck left the pitch on a stretcher after just 26 minutes in Arsenal’s Europa League game against Sporting CP on Thursday night, and Holding has backed the former United forward to come back stronger.“I didn’t see it because obviously, I’m at the other end of the pitch so I didn’t see exactly what he’d done,” Holding told Arsenal website.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“But Danny is a tough lad so if he’s on the floor, I know its something serious so he’s in the hospital now and we’ll see what happens.“He’s been so unlucky with injuries over the past few years but he’s a good character and got a good set of lads around him so we’ll lift him up and get him back as soon as we can. He can come back strong.”last_img read more

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Taylor Swift is highestpaid woman in music with more than double Beyoncés

first_imgSomething for the weekend: American singer and songwriter Taylor Swift definitely does not have a Blank Space in her bank account, as Forbes has ranked the 29-year-old as the world’s highest-paid woman in music.Swift tops the 2019 list, ‘The World’s Highest-Paid Women in Music’, with earnings amounting to a cool $185 million (£152 million), before tax, in the past year.Hot on her dancing heels is Diva Beyoncé, ranking second as one of the women to Run the World with an annual income of $81 million (£66,408,660), while singer-come-mogul Rihanna has put in the Work to place third, totting up $62 million (£50,831,320) from her ventures last year.There is nothing Hot n Cold about Katy Perry’s career, as she pipped Pink to fourth place, with the two stars earning $57.5 million (£47,130,450) and $57 million (£46,732,020) respectively, while 26-year-old Ariana Grande is in sixth spot, taking home $48 million (£39,343,680), before tax, in the last year.Other songstresses completing the top 10 line-up include Jennifer Lopez, proving she is far from Jenny from the Block with an income of $43 million (£35,245,380), Lady Gaga with a less than Shallow pot of $39.5 million (£32,376,570) in pay, Canadian star Celine Dion, who earned $37.5 million (£30,737,250) last year, and Shakira, who was paid $35 million (£28,688,100) in the past 12 months.Here at Employee Benefits, we hope Swift’s music rivals do not have too much Bad Blood as a result of Forbes’ final rankings; maybe her fellow starlets will simply Shake it Off and try to knock her off the top spot for next year…last_img read more

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Connecticut to Invest 5M in Microgrid for Sub Base

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Naval Submarine Base New London will receive a $5 million microgrid from the state of Connecticut, Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) announced last week. The investment is designed to enhance the installation’s energy security by allowing it to disconnect from the local utility grid during a power disruption and distribute power to critical missions such as homeported submarines. In the event of a community outage, the microgrid will divert power generated by fuel cells located on base that normally flows to the local grid. A municipal energy cooperative broke ground on a 7.4-megawatt fuel cell park at the installation earlier this year.“A microgrid on the base will enhance our power diversification, our physical and energy security, and most certainly our community collaboration,” said Capt. Paul Whitescarver, the base’s commanding officer. Connecticut’s Office of Military Affairs first proposed a microgrid for the installation in 2010, but the technical complexity of the project and the need for senior Navy endorsement slowed the idea’s momentum, according to news release. The state grant is being paid out of a $40 million fund the General Assembly set aside in 2007 for infrastructure improvements at the installation. The state previously spent $1 million on early design and planning for the project, reported the Day.Construction of the microgrid is expected to start next year.Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Hoskinslast_img read more

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Where In Wilmington Can You Get Your American Flag Cleaned For Free

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from Lapels Wilmington, located at 209 Main Street, inside the Wilmington Crossing plaza:Lapels Dry Cleaning proudly wishes you a happy and safe July 4th. Remember, at Lapels we clean American Flags for free. Celebrate our country’s independence with a clean, fresh American Flag today!Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Veterans Department Reminds Residents How To Properly Display The American FlagIn “Government”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Lapels Dry Cleaning Holds Clothing Drive To Benefit Big Brother Big Sister FoundationIn “Business”Lapels Dry Cleaning’s 16th Annual Clothing Drive Collects 15,000 Lbs. Of Clothes; Wilmington Location Collected The MostIn “Business”last_img read more

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One of the best TVs you can buy is back at its

first_img 0 Share your voice Post a comment Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. The Cheapskate Super Bowl 2019center_img Tags Sarah Tew/CNET It’s beginning to feel a lot like… Black Friday? It is if you’re shopping for a new TV, at least, because one of the best deals on one of the best models has returned.For a limited time, Best Buy is once again offering the TCL 6 Series 65-inch Roku 4K TV for $799.99 shipped (plus tax). It normally sells for $970.   See it at Best BuyHang on, aren’t there 65-inch TVs available for less? Yes, but it’s worth spending a little more on this one, because it offers virtually unparalleled bang for the buck — and in fact it’s a CNET Editors’ Choice pick. Obviously it’s noteworthy for offering built-in Roku, which is my personal-favorite smart TV UI, but the 6 Series really wowed my fellow editors with its deep blacks, accurate color and excellent overall image quality.In other words, it’s not only affordable, it’s also good — really, really good. (Oh, and really, really big. A 65-inch TV is just a wonderful thing.) Read CNET’s TCL 65R617 review to learn more.And while you’re at it, check out this roundup of the best TV deals for the Super Bowl. (Spoiler alert: The TCL made the list.)Read more: Watch Super Bowl LIII live online Read more: These are our picks for the best TVs for the big game CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! TVslast_img read more

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Haritha Haram held

first_imgMedak: A Haritha Haram programme was held in Baswapur, Uppulingapur, Ramayapalli, Petvally Edulapalli and Bandaposanipalli villages on Friday. ZP chairperson Hemalatha Shekhar Goud, MLA Madan Reddy, former minister Sunitha Laxmareddy, Granthalaya chairman Chandra Goud, ZPTC Ramesh Goud, MPP Swaroopa Narender Reddy, MPTCs, sarpanches and TRS leaders were present.last_img

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