DoT asks BSNL and MTNL to recall staff working in its offices

first_imgNew Delhi: The Telecom Department has made it clear to MTNL and BSNL managements that it will no longer accept any claims raised by them for their staff working in DoT offices on an ‘informal’ or ‘loan’ basis, without proper sanction or approval. Saddled with past claims and HR-related bills from the two cash-strapped firms, DoT has now shot-off letters to the two ailing corporations asking them to withdraw such employees. DoT has also written to its own field units and offices asking them to ensure that no such staff is retained unless strictly in compliance with the rules, that is, on deputation basis against sanctioned and vacant posts. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe move assumes significance as both Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) have approached Department of Telecom (DoT) seeking payments and reimbursements for cases where their staff worked in the Department on ‘loan’ basis. Alarmed by the claims, DoT has issued fresh instructions to its various units to avoid a similar situation in future, citing a notice issued earlier this year that such arrangements would not be allowed to continue after March 2019. DoT sources said that the idea is to ensure that these employees – engaged in the Department on informal basis – return to their offices in BSNL and MTNL. There is also no clear estimate on how many such employees are working in DoT, at present, they said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostSources said payment issues have cropped up even for past reimbursement claims filed by BSNL and MTNL pertaining to such ‘loaned’ staff (without approvals) as neither Ministry of Finance nor Department of Personnel support such payments. The past claims by the two telecom corporations in this regard, adds up to almost Rs 300 crore, sources pointed out. “Even the past claims are stuck, so DoT is trying to avoid a similar situation in future,” one of the sources added. Distressed telecom PSUs MTNL and BSNL have been incurring losses and have been facing problems in clearing staff salaries on time in recent past. The massive cash crunch has prompted the two organisations to chase outstanding dues and receivables from all avenues. The loss-making telecom firms have also approached the Telecom Department for immediate help to tide over their financial crisis, that was aggravated due to sustained competitive heat in the market following entry of Reliance Jio. A revival plan – that entails components like Voluntary Retirement Service (VRS) and allocation of 4G spectrum – for the state-owned telecom firms is under active consideration. The employee cost of BSNL is 75.06 per cent and that of MTNL is 87.15 per cent of their total income, while the same for private telecom companies varies between 2.9 per cent to 5 per cent. According to data shared in the Lok Sabha in June this year, the market share of MTNL in the two circles where it operates (Mumbai and Delhi) has declined to 6.95 per cent at the end of 2018-19 from 7.37 per cent in 2016-17.last_img read more

Two deaths from West Nile in southwestern Ontario health officials

first_imgWINDSOR, Ont. – Health officials in southwestern Ontario say two people have died from West Nile virus in the last week, the first deaths linked to the infection in the area since 2012.The public health unit in Windsor, Ont., says the two cases are unrelated but gave no other details about them.It says the deaths are a warning to the public that West Nile continues to be a risk until temperatures drop below the freezing point, though most people infected never develop symptoms.Ontario has seen by far the most human cases of West Nile this year, with the province’s public health agency reporting 37 confirmed or probable cases as of Sept. 2.The latest data collected by the Public Health Agency of Canada, meanwhile, shows only one confirmed human case outside of Ontario as of Aug. 19 — someone in British Columbia who showed no symptoms.There were 104 human cases of West Nile confirmed last year, though the federal agency says others likely went undetected.last_img read more

Several people injured in hitandruns in Langley BC man arrested

first_imgLANGLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, B.C. — The RCMP say five people were injured after a series of hit-and-runs in Langley and Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday night.None of the injuries are considered life-threatening, and the RCMP say many of those who were taken to hospital for treatment have been released. A dog was killed in one of the Langley incidents.A 24-year-old man from Abbotsford has been arrested by police, who allege he was in breach of a recognizance over a condition that he was not be in a vehicle without the registered owner. The first incident was reported just after 8 p.m. involving a small pickup truck that police say was stolen in neighbouring Abbotsford.They say it was found on fire about 2 1/2 hours later on Highway 1.Shortly after, police say a car was stolen and the suspected was arrested in that vehicle.The RCMP is asking for anyone with dashboard cameras to review their footage to see if they may have recorded the pickup truck. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Hoax Accuses Moroccanborn French Minister of Imposing Arabic in French Schools

Agadir- France’s Moroccan-born minister of Education Najat Vallaud Belkacem has been reportedly planning to file a formal legal complaint over a hoax letter that circulated widely on social media networks supposedly sent from her office urging French towns to offer weekly Arabic-language classes, according to media reports.The letter, complete with fake letterhead and signature, suggests that the minister demanded an official from the Direction des Services Départementaux de L’Education Nationale (DSDEN) to contact town halls to offer a voluntary hour per week to discover the Arabic language.“I strongly advise you to give the green light to this activity which aims at breaking down the linguistic barriers that our children could encounter in the near future,” reads the letter signed in the name of the Moroccan-born minister. Najat Vallaud Belkacem has been subject to harsh criticism from the French far-right for her Moroccan descent following her appointment as the first woman to hold the office of education minister.Weekly newspaper Minute described her as a “Moroccan Muslim” and her appointment a “provocation”.In its response regarding the letter, the ministry said that it does not fall within the Ministry’s preview to offer extra-curricular activities, as these are organized at a local level.The forgers made a series of errors, notably with the description of the ministry itself, which they called the “Ministry for National Education”, instead of the full title of “Ministry for National Education, Higher Education and Research,” the same source went on to add. read more

The Latest Canada pushes for release of jailed citizens

TORONTO — The Latest on Canada (all times local):12:30 p.m.Canada’s ambassador to China says his message to Chinese authorities is that it’s not in their interest to arrest people and use them as bargaining chips.Envoy John McCallum told reporters on Friday that his top priority is to win the release of two Canadians detained in China and to save the life of a third.China detained former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor in an apparent relation for the arrest of top Chinese executive Meng Wanzhou in Canada on Dec 1. China also sentenced another Canadian, Robert Schellenberg, to death Monday in a sudden retrial of his drug-smuggling case.The arrest of Meng on Dec. 1 at the request of the United States has created a growing diplomatic rift between China and Canada. Meng is the chief financial officer of Huawei and the daughter of its founder.The U.S. wants her extradited to face charges that she committed fraud by misleading banks about Huawei’s business dealings in Iran.___10 a.m.Canada’s public safety minister said Friday that the country won’t be deterred by Chinese pressure after China threatened reprisals if Huawei was banned from supplying equipment for 5G networks.There are accusations that the telecom giant is controlled by China’s ruling Communist Party or is required to facilitate Chinese spying. The U.S., Australia, Japan and other governments have imposed curbs on use of its technology.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Canada has been abundantly clear it will not compromise national security.Goodale said: “It’s a difficult challenge but we’ll not be deterred by what we believe to be right and what we believe to be in the interests of Canada.”The Associated Press read more

Orangina crée de faux comptes Facebook pour doper sa communication

first_imgOrangina crée de faux comptes Facebook pour doper sa communicationLa marque de boissons gazeuses est accusée par certains internautes d’avoir créé de faux profils Facebook pour commenter ses propres billets et faire monter le buzz sur la Toile. Est-ce là un manque d’éthique vis-à-vis de ses consommateurs ?Voici le “bad buzz” ou mauvaise pub qui agite et secoue le web. Orangina, pourtant réputée pour sa communication décalée et drôle aurait créé de faux profils Facebook pour commenter rapidement et de façon soutenue ses posts sur le réseau social et ainsi développer un engouement pour la marque.C’est le site Coups de Pub qui a pointé du doigt, dans un long billet parsemé de captures d’écran, cette pratique douteuse. Ils mettent à jour ces faux profils, expliquant que ces derniers sont très reconnaissables dans leur expression, ouverts depuis peu et n’ayant qu’une occupation : animer la page d’Orangina.”Outre le fait que le ton et les termes utilisés par ces comptes sont très similaires, vous verrez distinctement qu’ils fonctionnent en circuit fermé : ils se likent entre eux, se partagent entre eux, …”, font-ils remarquer, ajoutant que la marque utilise dans cette opération la tromperie et “qu’elle attache de l’importance à leurs opinions, alors qu’elle ne cherche qu’à en donner l’illusion.”Orangina a rapidement réagi au tollé provoqué par ce billet, repris en quelques heures sur tous les réseaux sociaux, indiquant “ne pas être au courant de telles pratiques, et y être par ailleurs opposée”. Cette animation par faux profils ne serait donc pas le fait direct de la marque, mais plutôt celui de l’agence chargée de gérer sa communication en ligne, Fred & Farid, précise Clubic.Une pratique vivement critiquée par les agences… Certaines marques ont par le passé joué à ce jeu dangereux qui consiste à alimenter les réseaux sociaux de faux avis de consommateurs vantant ses produits, elle s’y sont pourtant toutes cassé les dents, les internautes étant de plus en plus vigilants face à ces pratiques marketing fallacieuses.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?We Are Social, une agence concurrente, estime que le cas “interpelle parce qu’il décrédibilise un métier fondé sur l’honnêteté et la transparence”. Sa directrice générale France, Sandrine Plasseraud, résume la stratégie supposée du community manager responsable sur le blog de l’agence : “optimiser la remontée des statuts de la marque sur le fil d’actualité des fans en créant de l’engagement dès leur publication via de faux profils / faux commentaires”.mais assumée par l’agence de com d’Orangina Point d’orgue de cet affaire, le community manager responsable des activités d’Orangina sur les réseaux sociaux a réagi sur son fil Twitter, et assume totalement ses actions: “Génerer 250.000 fans avec 5 profils et avoir plus d’argent pour des dotations. Si je dois assumer c’est sans problème.” Il faut savoir que Facebook augmente la visibilité en première page d’une publication en fonction de sa popularité et aussi des commentaires et du nombre de ‘j’aime” postés quelques minutes après son apparition. Orangina compte 300.000 fans, on peut comprendre qu’un petit coup de pouce peut avoir de rapides effets sur la popularité d’une campagne. Mais l’éthique de cette profession encore naissante, elle, en prend un coup.Le 17 février 2012 à 10:50 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Flamengo confirm interest in Inter Milans Gabriel Barbosa

first_imgFlamengo director Marcos Braz confirmed their interest in signing Gabriel Barbosa and revealed they are waiting to hear back from Inter MilanThe 22-year-old forward has impressed back at his homeland in Brazil on loan at Santos with 27 goals this year.But now Barbosa’s loan stay at his old club has ended and he’s since returned to Inter.However, the Brazil international appears to have no future at the San Siro with West Ham and Flamengo having been linked with moves for the highly-rated attacker.Now Flamengo have confirmed their interest with Braz awaiting a response from the Nerazzurri.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Although it remains to be seen whether they can persuade Inter to sell him for less than the €33.5m the Italian’s forked out for him two years ago.“Barbosa is a player under contract,” Braz told Fox Sports.“We’re waiting for Inter, but this is a very complicated negotiation.”Barbosa has never started for Inter in the Serie A and he’s only managed the one goal in 10 appearances.last_img read more

Venezuelas Maduro makes 1st public appearance after uprising

first_imgVenezuelan citizens living in Chile shout slogans while gathering to demonstrate against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro`s government in Santiago, Chile on 30 April 2019. Photo: ReutersVenezuelan president Nicolas Maduro appeared in a state television broadcast on Tuesday night together with defense minister Vladimir Padrino, his first public appearance since the opposition called for a military uprising earlier in the day.Maduro said in the broadcast he had reinstated Gustavo Gonzalez Lopez as the head of the Sebin intelligence agency, without providing details on the exit of Manuel Cristopher Figuera at the helm of the agency. Cristopher Figuera replaced Gonzalez Lopez at Sebin last year.last_img

Portugal Wildfires Kill At Least 27 4 Dead In Spain

first_img Share @BBCBreaking on Twitter145 separate wildfires being tackled by firefighters in Portugal, 32 of which are serious.Wildfires in Portugal killed at least 27 people, injured dozens more and left others missing in the country’s second such tragedy in four months, officials said Monday. In neighboring Spain, four deaths were reported.The fatalities in Portugal occurred in densely forested parts of central and northern part of the country after blazes broke out in “exceptional” weather circumstances, Civil Protection Agency spokeswoman Patricia Gaspar said.The situation was still “critical” because of unseasonably high temperatures, Gaspar said. But cooler, wetter weather is approaching, which may give some respite to firefighters tackling the blazes.In addition to the 27 dead, 51 people have been injured, including 15 in serious condition, Gaspar said. She also said that an unknown number of people were still missing.Later, Portuguese media reported the death toll had risen to 31. Civil protection officials couldn’t immediately be contacted to confirm the new total.Portugal has been especially hard-hit by wildfires this year, including one that killed 64 people in June. An independent investigation into those fires found last week that authorities failed to evacuate villages on time. The fire destroyed about 29,000 hectares, (nearly 72,000 acres).A prolonged drought and mid-October temperatures of more than 30 C (86 F) have fueled the recent spate of blazes.Across the border in Spain, some 105 fires were reported in the northwestern Galicia region. Authorities said that four people had died, two of them trapped in a car. Thousands of people have been evacuated.Regional president Alberto Nunez Feijoo blamed arsonists for causing most of the blazes. He said “Galicia is fed up” with being attacked by arsonists who make the most of weather conditions, adding that some purposely tried to cause most damage by targeting urban areas.Feijoo says 15 of the fires are posing a risk to towns. He added that 90 percent of forest fires each year in Galicia are intentional.He told reporters: “All of Galicia is weeping this morning for our razed hills, but especially for the loss of human lives.”Many of the fires were close to inhabited areas. Schools were closed Monday and at least 20 planes were joining 350 firefighting units in tackling the blazes. Light rainfall was expected to help extinguish the flames.Spanish Prime Minister Marian Rajoy, who is from Galicia, traveled to the region Monday to visit an emergency response center.___Aritz Parra in Barcelona, Spain, contributed to this report.last_img read more

My Sisters Keeper Launched at Howard University Spelman College

first_imgBlack Women’s Health Imperative, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit has launched the first chapter of the “My Sister’s Keeper” initiative at Howard University and Spelman College.The program is intended to provide information on a variety of topics including sexual violence, reproductive health, and sexually transmitted diseases, geared towards African American women.“It’s important that we give young women the tools needed to protect themselves and their sisters, and that they understand that they must be invested in good decision-making—their own, that of their partners, and that of policy makers—around their sexual health and rights,” Linda Goler Blount, president and CEO of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, said in a statement. “We also want young women to know that their sexual health and rights intersect with the reproductive justice movement, started by Black women in 1994, that melds health justice to justice in education, housing and transportation, among many other factors.”According to the organization, sexual violence, unintended pregnancy and risky sexual activities are among the leading causes of college dropout among women.Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, the Anna Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies at Spelman College, said she believes that the partnership will highlight the importance of addressing the particular needs of African-American women.“The Women’s Research & Resource Center at Spelman College has had a long connection with the Black Women’s Health Imperative, which began in 1983 at their first national Black women’s health conference, during which 2,000 women traveled to the Spelman campus for a historic gathering,” she said. “We are thrilled to host on campus the launching of their equally historic My Sister’s Keeper initiative which promises to be as transformative in the lives of Black women.”“It is fitting for the launch to occur at Spelman, the oldest college for women of African descent in the world,” she added. “For over a century and a half, Spelman has played a significant role as our sister’s keeper locally, nationally, and globally.”Black Women’s Health Imperative is a nationally-recognized organization dedicated to improving the health and wellness of African American women and girls physically, emotionally and financially.last_img read more

NYCC Final Fantasy Dissidia NT Makes as Much Sense As Its Title

first_imgStay on target Hands-On: Monster Energy Supercross is More Exciting Than Soft DrinksCosplay Gallery: New York Comic Con 2017, Part 2 Over the past three decades, the Final Fantasy series has delivered too many beloved characters to count. You just get attached to them as you role-play with your party for dozens of hours. That’s why the Final Fantasy fighting game spin-off Dissidia made so much sense. Sometimes you want to see these brave anime bozos bash each other without taking turns.The first two Dissidia games were developed by Square Enix itself for the PlayStation Portable, but now the series is hitting Sony’s cutting-edge home console (after a stint in Japanese arcades in 2015) thanks to the Dead or Alive masterminds at Team Ninja. At New York Comic Con I tried to wrap my mind around Dissidia Final Fantasy NT for PlayStation 4.The newest Dissidia pits two teams of three against each other. But it’s not a versus game like the upcoming Dragonball FighterZ. Instead, players control a single character while teammates are controlled by AI or other people. Also, instead of battling on a cramped 2D plane, characters leap around luscious fields in all directions. To compare it to another Dragonball fighting game, it’s very Budokai Tenkaichi.AdChoices广告On paper, Dissidia’s controls are fairly intuitive. Press one or two buttons to do a basic attack, a stronger attack, and a meter-draining super attack. Shatter the summoning stone (like a Smash Bros. Small Ball) and summon a powerful friendly and familiar face like Ifrit or Bahamut. The open space also allows for expanded movements options like dashing, triple jumping, changing targets, and putting up a shield all around you.However, Dissidia’s rules aren’t immediately obvious. In fact, I had to confirm some details with other journalists after I was done playing. For example, your basic attack doesn’t actually do damage. It raises your level and makes your bigger attacks that ≤em≥do≤/em≥ do hurt foes hurt even more. Basic attacks can also extend combos since you also have to work around generous invincibility frames. That’s a cool system, a good way to honor Final Fantasy’s role-playing roots, but it was poorly expanded in this demo.Meanwhile, the cluttered UI made it tough for me to pay attention to the action while also staying aware of my own health and available super moves. And I was never quite able to consistently tell whether I was winning or losing. Knocking out all three members of a team obviously ends the match, but a single downed teammate can respawn. So do points also play a role? Again, I’m sure there are answers, but for all their depth, fighting games are typically pretty good about being somewhat understandable at a moment’s notice in the arcade.At the very least, Dissidia is a beautiful mess. The game brings classic Final Fantasy characters, some of which debuted on the 8-bit NES, to photorealistic life. And they all feel appropriately different from each other in terms of look and playstyle. I would never confuse Kefka’s menacing bounce with Terra’s graceful spellcasting. Sephiroth and Squall and Lightning and Kain all handle their swords very differently. Tidus jumps well in his board shorts.With more time, I’m sure I would get a better handle on Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. Maybe the story mode will make me a pro while also talking about crystals or whatever. But when the game launches January 11, don’t expect to immediately know what you’re doing, even if you like what you’re seeing. Now when are they adding Prompto to the game?Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Tech unregulated Washington Post warns Robocalls could get worse

first_imgAutomated calls are annoying. There is rarely a day when you aren’t greeted with an unanticipated call from an unrecognized number.  And to make matters worse, Robocalls are expected to surge in number in the coming times. This gets even worse during the tax season. The online site AllAreaCodes.com looked at the number of complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission and found that that phone scams increase by 20 percent in March and April as the tax filing deadline approaches. According to a report by the Washington Post, financial corporations and retailers are trying to persuade the current US administration to make it easier to send robocalls and texts to the masses. If the government approves of this request, industries would soon be permitted to send unlimited texts and calls, without the consumer having a say in the matter. Robocalls are fine as long as they come from legitimate businesses. For instance, alerts from a drugstore for a person to pick up their prescription, or an automated voice call from your bank, alerting your credit card bill due date, are useful. The sanctity of robocalls is maintained as long as telemarketing calls and alerts from companies are genuine and consented. Per the Post, almost three-quarters of more than four billion robocalls placed in June, according to data published by YouMail, came from companies the customers had a genuine relationship with. However, some of these calls are actually from scammers who abuse automated systems. According to the Post, Adrian Abramovich was fined $120 million for placing 96 million unsought calls offering fake travel deals in just three months. Businesses are equally guilty. Navient, a financial service company, is highly active in voicing its opinion on loosening restrictions on robocalls. Multiple lawsuits have hit Navient, as reported by the Post, for harassing consumers with automated calls. Last year consumer groups had requested the Federal Communications Commission to look into the company’s practices. The task of regulating these robocalls lie in the hands of the Federal Communications Commission. Per the Post, the FCC along with its sister organization Federal Trade Commission is figuring on out how to rethink the robocall rules, while focusing on combating fraud and abuse. The last time the FCC tried to implement laws to cut down robocalls, they were throttled by the trade association of debt collectors. This time as well, the Post says, businesses led by the US Chamber of Commerce have opposed the idea of adding any federal laws that would restrict how businesses communicate with their customers. “We are at serious risk of seeing the existing robocall problem, which is already serious, get far, far worse,” said Margot Saunders, a senior attorney at the National Consumer Law Center. Read Next YouTube has a $25 million plan to counter fake news and misinformationMicrosoft’s Brad Smith calls for facial recognition technology to be regulatedToo weird for Wall Street: Broadcom’s value drops after purchasing CA Technologieslast_img read more

Costa Rica has earthly problems but this election season ended over the

first_imgThe poll reiterates that Ticos understand our problems very clearly, yet don’t assign them much importance when we decide for whom to vote. The first is unemployment, stalled at 9-25 percent among young people, and guess what – it doesn’t matter whether or not they are gay. The second is safety, with a high murder rate in 2017 that was decidedly not pro-life. The third is corruption: Exhibit A on that front is the “cementazo” scandal that is testing every branch of our government, whether or not we are a lay state.The next cause of national anguish on the list is the cost of living, because in the supermarket, it’s no good to say “Dios se lo pague” (“may God repay you”). After that comes poverty, because for that condition affects one of every five Costa Ricans, and for them, the phrase “God will provide” is only good for maintaining hope alive – not for filling empty plates in homes with the quantity of children that “God chose to give us.”The poll also shows governance as a major issue for Costa Ricans. We can describe our status on that front as deficient or unsatisfactory without caring whether President Luis Guillermo Solís swore on a Bible or not on May 8, 2014, or whether his Minister of Tourism walked in the inaugural parade along with his husband.We have to go all the way down to the eighth place on the list of Costa Rica’s most pressing problems to find “personal and/or value-related considerations,” an option that encompasses the moral issues or “Christian values” that have completely monopolized the end of this political campaign. VIDEO: Will Costa Rica recognize this same-sex marriage? What truly defines our identities now are more basic elements – thus the importance of the concept of family that many religious folks feel is threatened, even though they are not the ones who are interested in trying the alternative. It is a paradox that this era, when we have less contact than ever before with our neighbors and with public life, is the time when some of us seem to feel most affected by what other people outside the walls of our sacred homes.As the columns of our politics crumble to the ground, our identities seek refuge in something more solid, whether those are the walls of the Catholic Church that continues to stand its ground at the center of our towns, or those of the evangelical churches that have been popping up on every corner for the past 30 years, some in gloomy garages and others in lovely, costly new buildings. “If you want to say that we are returning to our caves, say it, because the truth is that there is nothing more solid than a cave,” one legislative candidate said to me, exasperated, just after asking me not to record him any more.It would be understandable for all of us to dive into this Holy War for the family if that were the biggest problem in our country, but it is very far from that. Most people say that it is not, as an Investigation and Political Studies Center (CIEP)-University of Costa Rica (UCR) poll showed earlier this month. (Yes, the same poll that reflected the “religious shock” over the Court’s ruling and the huge surge for conservative candidate Fabricio Alvarado.) We all know that our Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) is calling for a rational, intelligent, well informed vote – and that’s all well and good as a goal, but the reality is that in this election, Costa Ricans will vote with their nerves. And that’s the nicest way to put it.During this campaign, the river of religious waters overflowed because of something we thought was simply a warning not to let creed interfere overmuch with politics: the finding of the Inter-American Human Rights Court, whose headquarters we ourselves proudly house in our capital. That’s not a coincidence, by the way.What was a coincidence was the fact that this international court’s ruling in favor of marriage equality in its member countries, including Costa Rica, came at the worst possible moment: at the very heart of a campaign that has reflected like no other the huge drop in the influence of our political parties. Most of us couldn’t care less about them, and we don’t care if they are old parties, new ones, progressive or confessional, clean or corrupt. Note that Juan Diego Castro is within reach of winning, backed by a party that he joined for the sole purpose of becoming a candidate. He could have joined any other (even the National Liberation Party he so criticizes). Inter-American Court endorses same-sex marriage; Costa Rica reacts UPDATED: Court orders three months of prison for cement case detaineescenter_img It’s incredible but true: our electoral process is obsessed with a “problem” that comes in eighth place on our list of priorities. It is kind of like making a national uproar out of the mass that four people watch each week on the government TV station.The only thing more incredible? Voters’ ninth choice on this list of national problems is the country’s fiscal situation. This, at a time when we’ve doubled our external debt in five years, we have a deficit worth more than six percent of our Gross National Product, and our tax dollars are stretched to the limit. Tenth on the list? Infrastructure, which we complain about every single day as we sit in traffic. Diay – the voice of the people is the voice of God. That’s what the people say, anyway.My Catholic self would say: “Father, forgive us, because we know not what to do with our problems.” Related posts:La campaña en que Costa Rica ignoró su realidad Costa Rica’s elections 2018: a primer January’s here and the gloves are off: Costa Rica’s true campaign begins Dear Costa Rica: This is just getting started Facebook Comments New poll in Costa Rica shows huge surge for evangelical pastorlast_img read more

Ft Lauderdale FL—Yacht charter and management le

first_imgFt. Lauderdale, FL—Yacht charter and management leaders The Sacks Group announced some of their new Central Agency Brokerage listings at the recent 49th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. New yachts available for charter and sale include:PORTOFINO: a quality 118’ Intermarine built in Savannah, Georgia. She has 5 staterooms, as well as, the ability to sleep up to 6 crew. Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, she is listed for sale at $6,900,000 with Bruce Schattenburg.QUIVIRA: a classic 116’ Benetti built in 1979, just completed a major refit including exterior and soft goods, plus a complete paint job and is now sporting a blue hull. QUIVIRA is available for charter this Winter Season in Central America at a rate of $55,000 per week, plus expenses and is listed for sale with Bruce Schattenburg at $4,800,000.CALYPSO: a 1971 Long Range Cruiser Feadship with refits in 1994 and 2008. Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, she is listed for sale with Bruce Schattenburg at a price of $2,995,000.ISLAND VOYAGER: a classic 93’ Broward, was built in 1979 and had a refit in 2004. Listed for sale with Curtis Stokes, ISLAND VOYAGER is for sale for $865,000 and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.The WARREN: at 87’, is a 2007 Express Cruiser listed for sale with Curtis Stokes at a price of $6,500,000. This sleek vessel can be seen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.Call (954O) 764-7742 for more information.www.sacksyachts.comlast_img read more

Airport operator awarded for excellence

first_imgAirport operator Hermes won the ‘HR Excellence’ award on Wednesday, a prestigious award handed out by the International Airport Council of Europe (ACI Europe).The award, given annually, was created in 2017 in recognition of an HR department that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and human resource management among ACI Europe members.The award ceremony took place in the Limassol marina in the presence of Minister of Transport Vasiliki Anastasiadou and Deputy Minister of Tourism Savva Perdios as part of an official dinner given by Hermes Airports as the host of the ACI Europe conference ‘Transform or Die – the Sustainability Challenge’ which is taking place on Wednesday and Thursday in Limassol.At the ceremony, Anastasiadou and Hermes CEO Eleni Kalogirou expressed their delight with the award.Other airports also received awards, among them Cork airport in Ireland for being the best airport in the category of airports with less than five million passengers, Bilbao in Spain for the category 5-10 million passengers and Rome airport in the category of more than 25 million passengers.The eco-innovation award for excellent environmental performance and innovative approach to environmental management was won by Spain’s Menorca airport, while the accessible airport award was handed to the UK’s Gatwick airport.During the second day of the conference, Deputy Minister of Tourism Savvas Perdios will be among the speakers in a debate on sustainable tourism.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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irresistible musicians with similarly modest egos I was persuaded to head north to San Francisco I landed at Tiffany Mansion at 2400 Fulton Street the new-ish residence of my former short-term LA lover and permanent ace boon companion Paul Kantner Jefferson Airplanes kamikaze rhythm guitarist Before long as such things were wont to go in the overripe afterglow of San Franciscos Summer of Love Paul introduced me to Spencer Dryden the Airplanes celluloid-ready drummer After one afternoon with Spencer exchanging commodities of approximate commensurate value in keeping with my history of protracted deliberation concerning affairs of the heart I was a goner Immediate mutual attraction notwithstanding the course of true love never did run smooth at least in my case and before I could seal the deal with Spencer I faced the daunting challenge of sweeping up the sticky-sweet residue left behind in his heart by my predecessor the formidable Grace Slickan undertaking made appreciably easier by Graces waning interest in Spencer and growing interest in Paul Timing is everything and for once mine was fortuitous Along with the rest of the band we managed to spend almost the entirety of 1969 on the road together without killing (or impaling) each other staggering from airport to godforsaken airport from gig to gigtraveling to Honolulu Chicago Los Angeles Boston New York City and many more prosaic stops in betweenplaying anywhere the rock-and-roll rabble could be counted on to congregate in mass quantities in those halcyon days Before the bone-numbing sameness of Midwestern terminals with their revolving day-old hot dogs and the maddeningly ubiquitous stupefyingly unoriginal commentary of "Is that a boy or a girl" had combined to diminish my enthusiasm for nonstop touring I was thrilled to be on the road with the Airplane I was particularly excited about the Airplanes gig in Houston my hometown where the band was booked for a huge show at the Sam Houston Coliseum on October 5 1969 with Hot Tuna Poco The Byrds and the Grateful Dead (with Ken Kesey on harmonica in case the line-up wasnt already radioactive enough) It would not be an overstatement to say that on the whole Houstons municipal authorities were not overly avid about the invasion of their God-fearing burg by a passel of unrepentant guitar-slinging vipers and their gaudy camp followers with too much face paint and too few morals all of whom were hell bent on pushing their loathsome acid rock on Houstons tender innocents Every police officer in Houston not working a funeral procession had evidently been called out for the show and they were in no way reticent about making their beefy presence felt preening in front of the stage and hanging from the rafters in full gold-braid regalia Not to be outdone the Houston Fire Department was onstage in force manning the breaker boxes and loaded for bear fully prepared if not eager to shut the show down at the slightest provocation (With my uncle being Houstons former Fire Commissioner and a current city councilman I took the Fire Departments ominous presence as a personal slight) According to the antiquated Coliseums equally antiquated Fire Code the assigned-seating maximum-capacity crowd of excitable fans was not permitted to dance stand in the aisles or even toss off a half-baked upper-body shimmy to "Somebody to Love" in front of their seatsall fiercely unwelcome restrictions that put quite a damper on the general joie de vivre of the Love-In And thus it was that the rebellion began to foment As far as Kantners volatile sensibilities were concerned blue uniforms were like a flaring red cape to a thrice-gored bull still smarting from the banderillas Very little in this world if anything pleased Paul more than pissing off the Powers That Beespecially in a hopelessly out-of-it hinterland (to his way of thinking) like Houston So naturally Paul exhorted his highly receptive audience to defy the Fire Marshals bull-horned orders in all their flaming stupidity rise up off their collective thang and dance dance dance to the thunderous music In row after row the revolutionaries-manqué exuberantly complieduntil that is there was no more music thunderous or otherwise Not surprisingly the HFD had pulled the plug with amazing alacrityfirst on Pauls microphone and then on the mainsand Paul once again found himself in the warm embrace of a local constabulary cheered on as a hero of the revolution by a howling crowd of thousands This entire psycho-trauma performance-drama ended with the Dead and the Airplane (those of us who were not in custody) right back at Houston International Airport somewhat sooner than reflected on our itineraries under explicit orders to get out of town before sundown When Spencer and I arrived at the airports main restaurant desperate to pass some time unaccosted before our flight things failed to improve The Grateful Dead including their jitter-buggy brown-eyed road manager and my lifetime crush Rock Scully their entire crew of ne plus ultra roadies and techniciansand of course Augustus Owsley Stanley III (“Owsley” underground chemist to the stars and pathologically obsessive sound engineer) whose job assignment on this trip was somewhat amorphous to say the leastwere already sprawled out at the largest table in the dining room in all their tie-dyed glory (courtesy of The Master Courtenay Pollock) silver aluminum Zero Halliburtons all in an understated anodized row For some months prior Owsley had been proselytizing to his acolytes and anyone else he could corner about some typically weird Planet Nine dietary theory of his that mandated frequent consumption of only the rarest red meat (and by "rarest" I mean that with a good vet the cow could have recovered) and in keeping with His Eminences nutritional guidelines each person at the Deads crowded table had ordered the most expensive steak on the menu with firm instructions to an already dubious waitress that each order must be served extremely rare or there would be hell to pay or not pay as the case might be Lo and behold like everything else that day the Deads food orders didnt turn out as planned (quelle surprise) and when Scully and Owsley objected vehemently to paying for their food due to its improper preparation the management felt just as strongly about summoning the police to see that they did While this highly energized brouhaha was playing out before an audience of slack-jawed diners Spencer and I were sitting at a nearby table by ourselves heads down and minding our own when out of the blue another HPD officer approached us (truly their numbers must have been legion) tapped me on the shoulder and told me in no uncertain terms to pull up the front of my dress cover the rest of myself and "start acting like a lady" As it turned out some patron had complained that my spectacularly beautiful Hollys Harp repurposed piano-shawl dress was too low-cut on the top and too high-cut on the bottom and what with murders and violence in Houston being so comparatively inconsequential the gendarmes thought it necessary to dial down the heat on my sartorial splendor for the public welfare This terrible horrible no good very bad day finally ended with the offending bands being escortedall the way to the ramp and right past my uncles official portrait hanging in the marble corridor of the airportto a waiting United DC-6 headed out of town Since then I have made it a rule never to dine with or anywhere near the Grateful Dead in a public transportation hub more than 25 miles from San Francisco One has to draw the line somewhere and Im drawing it at Walnut Creek LIFE Books Sally Mann Romano is an attorney in her native Texas In the 1960s she was not a lawyer but sometimes needed lawyering-up after one of her severalmake that myriadassociations with rock stars No one remembers the day more colorfully Her book The Band’s With Me with a foreword by Grace Slick will be published by Jorvik Press in 2016 LIFEs special edition The Grateful Dead: 50 Years Along the Golden Road is available in stores today A digital edition is available at TimeSpecialscom The Enduring Legacy of Jerry Garcia The Long Strange Trip Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead forged a completely unique musical identity playing thousands of concerts over a 30-year period Though Garcia’s death in August 1995 effectively ended the band’s touring days the Dead’s music and cultural influence have continued to grow Digital copies of the band’s concerts continue to sell briskly via iTunes and fan sites while a Hollywood biopic about Garcia is in the works and a pair of Deadhead marketing experts have just released a book that posits the band as an ideal model for marketing in the Internet age Oh if that’s not enough Cherry Garcia remains Ben and Jerry’s No 1–selling flavor RB/Redferns/Getty Images Dead to the Core The crux of the Grateful Dead’s musical identity was the band’s willingness to constantly experiment No song was ever played the same way twice and no two concerts are remotely alike This jam-band approach has been successfully co-opted by a number of contemporary groups like Phish and the Dave Matthews Band Paul Ryan—Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test The Dead gained its early audience by performing as the house band at the many LSD parties known as "acid tests" that were organized widely in the Bay Area in the mid-1960s The scene centered on the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets was later memorialized in a best-selling work by Tom Wolfe who stands with Garcia and Dead manager Rock Sculley in this 1966 photo Ted Streshinsky—Corbis The Music Never Stopped The free-flowing approach to music that the band perfected over three decades of playing together was possible because of the extraordinary abilities of the musicians Garcia partnered with After his death guitarist Bob Weir and bassist Phil Lesh formed a series of bands — the current incarnation is called Furthur — while drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart (not visible in this photo) lead the group the Rhythm Devils In 1970 when this photo was taken the group included Ron "Pigpen" McKernan rear left who sang and played keyboards and harmonica He died in 1973 Robert Altman—Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images My Love Is Bigger Than a Cadillac Small-scale tributes to Garcia and the band abound More than a dozen musical artists paid tribute to the guitarist at the 25th annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash in West Virginia; The Grateful Dead Hour a radio program hosted by David Gans can be heard on 73 stations throughout the US; and the San Francisco Giants will give out Garcia bobble-head dolls at their game against the Chicago Cubs on Aug 9 the anniversary of his death Roger Ressmeyer—Corbis Spinach Jam A critical component of the band’s enduring popularity is the visceral connection Garcia et al established with the group’s fans known as Deadheads Unlike virtually any other act the Dead encouraged its audience to record its shows and did not object when digital copies of those recordings were made available on the Internet (as long as no one took a profit from the sale of the music) In their book Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead: What Every Business Can Learn from the Most Iconic Band in History authors Brian Halligan and David Meerman Scott relate that this unorthodox business model actually proved wildly successful By giving away its music the band brought in new fans and increased sales from concerts records and merchandise Ed Perlstein—Redferns/Getty Images Captain Trips For most of the band’s career Garcia and his fellow musicians did not live the glamorous life that one commonly associates with top rock acts Though money flowed in the band was terrible at managing itself or finding someone trustworthy to do it And in many ways Garcia was cool with that The Dead scene is more "inclusive than exclusive" he said in a 1967 interview It has more to 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