Anonymous official cites Trump amorality in NY Times oped

first_imgWASHINGTON  — A senior administration official sounded an alarm Wednesday about President Donald Trump’s “amorality” and “impetuous” leadership style in an unsigned opinion piece published in The New York Times. Trump swiftly responded, calling it a “gutless editorial” and “really a disgrace.”The writer, claiming to be part of the “resistance” to Trump but not from the left, says, “Many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.”The newspaper described the author of the anonymous column as “a senior official in the Trump administration.”The publication of the op-ed immediately triggered a wild guessing game as to the author’s identity on social media, in newsrooms and inside the West Wing, where officials were blindsided by its publication.It was not immediately clear what, if any, steps were being taken by the White House to attempt to unmask the writer.The column was released a day after the release of details from an explosive new book by longtime journalist Bob Woodward that raises concerns among the highest echelon of Trump aides about the president’s judgment.last_img read more

TCIG welcomes Dominique Durham as new Senior Quantity Surveyor

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 26, 2017 – Providenciales – The Turks and Caicos Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Dominique Durham as the Senior Quantity Surveyor within the Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning.As the Senior Quantity Surveyor in the Ministry of Infrastructure, Mr. Durham will be responsible for preparing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities and cost estimates and will undertake feasibility studies and cost analysis for repair and maintenance project works.  He will perform risk, value management and cost control management in response to commercial risks and will serve as a member of the TCIG Project Management Team.Mr. Durham is a former student of the British West Indies Collegiate where he graduated in 2007 with 10 IGCSE’s (4 A’s and 6 B’s) and in 2009 with 3 A Levels in Mathematics, Geography and Business Studies.   He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (First Class Honors) in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management from the University of Greenwich (2012); a Master’s Degree in Quantity Surveying from the University of South Bank (2015) and in November 2016 was elected a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Beginning his career as a Site Labourer with Swann’s Construction in 2006 and then as a part time Trainee Quantity Surveyor with the HAB Investment Group from 2007-2012 whilst he pursued his studies in the United Kingdom, Mr. Durham on completion of his Bachelor’s Degree took up employment in 2013 as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor at Bouygues in the United Kingdom before being promoted to the role of Quantity Surveyor in October 2015.    A role he held until March 2017 when he took up employment as a Surveyor at CBRE Limited in the United Kingdom, where he served as a member of the Cost Consultancy Department which was responsible for advising lending institutions on projects in the range of £60m to £400m.Commenting on this appointment Deputy Governor and Head of the Public Service Her Excellency Anya Williams said; “It is with great pleasure that I take the opportunity to officially welcome Mr. Dominique Durham to the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service.   When this post became available having at the same time read of Mr. Durham’s successful RICS accreditation and other accomplishments, I immediately contacted him and told him that it was time for him to return home!“He was in Malta at the time working on a multi-million dollar project that far outweighs many of the projects here in the TCI, but I am pleased that his love and devotion to country steered him in the right direction and was a factor in his decision to return to the Turks and Caicos Islands and to join the civil service.“As the Senior Quantity Surveyor within the Ministry of Infrastructure Mr. Durham will be an invaluable member of our Project Management Team and has already proven to be so as he took up employment on September 4th, 2017, just a few days ahead of Hurricane Irma and has been heavily engaged since then in carrying out damage assessments and costing for our government estate.   We are pleased to have him as a member of our team and look forward to great results from him!”Mr. Durham in response said; “I am pleased that the Turks and Caicos Government has acknowledged my most recent accomplishments and experience and has considered me for this appointment.   I am very confident about the role and believe that I am fully equipped with the necessary skills and expertise for the given tasks. More importantly, I feel proud to be back home as a valuable asset to the Turks and Caicos Islands.“My appointment could not have been more perfectly timed as the past few weeks have kept me very busy and I am excited to be a part of rebuilding the Turks and Caicos Islands post Hurricanes Irma and Maria!“With the majority of my experience gained internationally, I am furnished with a lot of innovative thoughts, procedures and best practices that will assist in revamping the industry and the way things are done here in the Turks and Caicos Islands.   My hope is to accomplish implementing the aforementioned that will hopefully contribute to a construction industry that is safe, efficient, dispute free and modernized in order to compete internationally.”Press Release: TCIG Related Items:last_img read more

Lovren handed onematch suspension for Ramos incident

first_imgLiverpool defender Dejan Lovren has been handed a one-match ban by UEFA for insulting Sergio Ramos, according to Marca.The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has handed Lovren a one-match following his actions towards Ramos at the end of Spain and Croatia’s UEFA Nations League clash last year.The pair had issues with one another and have had regular altercations on social media since Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final last May.European football governing body announced the disciplinary decision on Friday, resolving the case that was opened following Croatia’s impressive home win on November 15.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.In the report, the Croatian Football Federation was also fined 13,000 euros after fans threw objects and blocked gangways.Lovren hit out at the Real Madrid captain on social media after Croatia’s win over Spain.The Liverpool centre-half also pretended to be elbowing Ramos and attacked the entire Spanish National team, referring to them as a gang, before saying that his country’s flag is the only important one.UEFA also revealed that Villarreal will be without left-back Jaume Costa for two games after he received a ban for getting sent off in the 89th minute of the Yellow Submarines win over Spartak Moscow on December 13 at the Ceramica stadium.last_img read more

A quality fivepiece castiron cookware set for less than 70

first_imgThere’s a red-hot sale on cast-iron cookware happening now, and if you’re in the market to buy for yourself, as a great gift, or upgrade your current arsenal, you may want to strike while the iron is hot! The cast iron, that is…Cast-iron cookware is one of the better kitchenware investments you can make. Cast iron is durable, great for a million and one types of cooking and gets better over time just as long as you season and care for it properly. And nothing cooks quite like cast iron, distributing heat evenly for precise searing and retaining consistent heat better than other cookware materials for braises and slow roasts. The catch is that cast iron can be on the expensive side. Right now Walmart is offering a seriously sweet deal on a quality Lodge five-piece cast-iron cookware set. The set, which is currently available for online purchase only, includes two enameled cast-iron skillets for searing, sauteeing and many other uses; a cast-iron griddle, perfect for pancakes or crepes; and a six-quart Dutch oven (with lid), key for stews, soups, sauces, slow braising or oven roasting.  Share your voice A five-piece seasoned and enameled cast-iron cookware set consisting of two preseasoned and high-rimmed, enameled skillets (8 inches and 10.25 inches), perfect for cooking steaks, pork chops, chicken breasts, sauteed vegetables and much more. A 5.5-quart Dutch oven is just the thing for slow Sunday sauces and stews, chilis, roasts and braised dishes like beef bourguignon. Finally, the 10.5-inch cast-iron griddle is perfect for pancakes, fried eggs, grilled veggies and much more.  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. Appliances $69 at Walmart This entire five-piece set is under $70 for a limited time and a total steal, considering some retailers sell the same Lodge cast-iron cookware set for $100 or more. Now that your cast-iron set is on the way, read all about how to clean cast iron so it lasts forever.Note that these products are independently chosen by our editors. CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. Tags Comment 1 Lodge Logic 5-Piece Seasoned Cast Iron Setlast_img read more

Film Festival Aims Spotlight on Civil Rights Heroes

first_imgAn 11-day film festival in Washington, D.C., which endeavors to bring a heightened awareness of the most compelling civil rights narratives, is now underway.The March on Washington Film Festival “strives to increase awareness of the events and heroes of the Civil Rights Era and inspire renewed passion for activism. The festival uses the power of film, music, and the arts to share these important stories,” according to its website.The festival, which began July 13, will run until July 23 and features an assortment of events, short films, documentaries and special performances that highlight the immense contributions and heroism of Civil Rights Movement figures. Lectures, films and panel discussions on the list include, “The Amazing Nina Simone,” “Civil Rights and The Gridiron: Social Activism and Pro Football,” “Remembering Maya,” “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks,” “Black Music and Civil Rights” and “Redemption: The 1974 Howard University Soccer Team.”Furthermore, the event will look into the Civil Right Movement’s impact and its relatedness to racial justice issues around the world, including the European countries of France and England, and will feature two flicks: “Steps to Liberty” (short film – France) and “The Hard Stop” (documentary – U.K.).The moderator for the event is author and award-winning journalist Juleyka Lantigua-Williams. Also present will be two well-known figures, Rokhaya Diallo and DeRay Mckesson, who will serve as panelists. Diallo is a French filmmaker, journalist and social activist. Mckesson is a Baltimore-based social activist who has been exceptionally outspoken and active in the wake of recent occurrences involving police violence against Black males.For a full list of events and to acquire tickets for the festival visit here.last_img read more

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first_img News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more The Beamscan 3-D water phantom with the Varian Halcyon radiotherapy system. Image courtesy of PTW. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | July 03, 2019 Civco Displaying Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution at AAPM The upcoming release of Civco’s Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution will allow proton therapy centers… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Related Content Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more center_img News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | July 21, 2010 First Robotic Patient Positioning System Installed Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 08, 2019 PTW to Feature New Dosimetry Technology at AAPM 2019 At this year’s American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) show, July 14-18 in San Antonio, Texas, PTW will… read more July 21, 2010 – CIVCO Medical Solutions this week announced the first installation of the Protura Robotic Patient Positioning System at Agnesian HealthCare in Fond du Lac, Wis.Michael Vander Kooy, M.D., a board-certified radiation oncologist with Agnesian HealthCare’s Central Wisconsin Cancer Program (CWCP), said the new system helps the CWCP to deliver state-of-the-art cancer care.“The Protura system provides us with positioning capabilities and accuracy that would otherwise be impossible,” Vander Kooy said. “We felt CIVCO had a great product with Protura and that the company was committed to the product line and future advancement.”In addition, when combined with CIVCO’s Universal Couchtop and SBRT Body Pro-Lok, Protura becomes an all-in-one motion management solution.CIVCO’s Protura also has a short learning curve.“Within an hour, literally, our staff was trained and ready to use Protura,” said Heather Bowen, M.B.A., R.T. (R) (T) (CT), radiation oncology supervisor at Agnesian HealthCare’s CWCP. “The Protura system has been one of the easiest pieces of equipment to learn. The system is intuitive and straightforward.”In addition to Protura’s ease of installation, the system has had an immediate impact on the level of treatment patients receive.“Protura has given the CWCP the ability to pinpoint tumor volumes with sub-millimeter accuracy,” said Bowen. “We are now able to adjust for setup variations in pitch, roll and rotation using the six degree of freedom robotic table. Protura offers patients increased accuracy of positioning without adding extra time on the treatment table.”Protura has +/- 5cm travel in X&Y directions, with +/- 2.5cm travel in Z direction. The couch has +/- 3 degree rotation in pitch, roll and yaw. Protura features a virtual pivot point always at the isocenter, which allows for accurate adjustment, in-room touch screen controls and a control panel with indicator lights located on the couch. Protura is compatible with IGRT coordinate systems and supports CIVCO’s SBRT Body Pro-Lok attachments.For more information: www.civco.com. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | July 19, 2019 Stronger Distribution Networks to Bolster Radiotherapy Patient Positioning Accessories A recent study projects global market revenues for radiotherapy patient positioning accessories will exceed revenues of… read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 06, 2019 Study Identifies MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy as Growing Market Segment Revenues from the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiation therapy systems market exceeded $220 million in… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read morelast_img read more

Googles new facial recognition patent uses your social network to identify you

first_imgGoogle is making its mark in facial recognition technology. After two successful forays in facial identification patents in August 2017 and January 2018, Google is back with another charter. This time its huge and plans to use machine-learning technology for facial recognition of publicly available personal photos on the internet. It’s no secret that Google can crawl trillions of websites at once. Using this as an advantage, the new patent allows Google to source pictures and identify faces from personal communications, social networks, collaborative apps, blogs and much more! Why is facial recognition gaining importance? The internet is buzzing with people clicking and uploading their images. Whether it be profile pictures or group photographs, images on social networks is all the rage these days.  Apart from this, facial recognition also comes in handy while performing secure banking and financial transactions. ATMs and banks use this technology to make sure the user is who he/she says they are. From criminal tracking to identifying individuals in huge masses of people- facial recognition has applications everywhere! Clearly, Google has been taking full advantage of this tech. First, in the “Reverse Image Search” system, that allowed users to upload an image of a public figure to Google, the results would be a “best Guess” about who appears in the photo. And now, with the new patent, users can identify photos of less famous individuals. Imagine uploading a picture of a fifth-grade friend and coming back with the result of his/her email ID or occupation or for that matter, where they lives! The Workings of the Google Brain The process is simple and straightforward. First, the user uploads a photo, screenshot or scanned image The system analyzes the image and comes up with  both visually similar, and a potential match using advanced image recognition Google will find the best possible match  based partially on the data it pulled from your social accounts and other collaborative apps plus the aforementioned data sources The process of recognizing an image adopted by Google Source: CBInsights While all of this does sound exciting, there is a dark side left to be explored. Imagine you are out going about your own business. Someone who you don’t even know happens to click your picture. This could later be used to find out all your personal details like where you live, what you do for a living, what your email address. All because everything is available on your social media accounts and on the internet these days!  Creepy much? This is where basic ethics and privacy concerns come into play. The only solace here is that the patent states, in certain scenarios, a person would have to opt-in to have his/identity appear in search results. Need to know more? Check out the perspective on thenextweb.com. Read Next Admiring the many faces of Facial Recognition with Deep Learning Google’s second innings in China: Exploring cloud partnerships with Tencent and others Google’s Smart Display – A push towards the new OS, Fuchsialast_img read more

Two Silversea vessels dock in Sydney

first_imgSilver Muse and Silver Whisper in Sydney HarbourTwo Silversea vessels dock in SydneyIconic cruise line Silversea Cruises is celebrating the historic rendezvous of two of its ultra-luxury vessels Silver Muse and Silver Whisper in Sydney Harbour on Saturday, 2nd February 2019; the first time in 20 years that two of its ships have met in the harbour city.  The magnificent sight was reminiscent of the arrival of sister ships Silver Cloud and Silver Wind in Sydney in February 1999, which was the last time that two ships from this prestigious fleet visited simultaneously.The weekend’s dual arrival follows the recent maiden arrival of Silversea’s iconic flagship, Silver Muse, into Australian waters in December 2018.  Meanwhile the 388-guest Silver Whisper returns to Sydney as part of its annual World Cruise and arrives this year fresh from an extensive “Musification” dry-dock.  The two vessels convened at either side of Fort Denison inside Sydney Harbour at 7am and then proceeded past the Opera House and under the Harbour Bridge to dock, bow-to-bow, at the White Bay Cruise Terminal.Adam Armstrong, Managing Director – Australia and New Zealand, Silversea Cruises, said,“We are delighted to welcome Silver Muse and Silver Whisper to Sydney on this historic ‘double ship’ day.  It was a stunning sight to see our beautiful boutique vessels meet in one of the world’s most iconic harbours.“In the twenty years that have passed since we last welcomed two Silversea vessels into Sydney Harbour we have witnessed many changes to the city and to the country; amongst which seven changes of Prime Minister and the relocation of our cruise terminal from Barangaroo to White Bay; but the core hallmarks of a Silversea cruise still remain unchanged: indulgent all-inclusive luxury, the finest gourmet cuisine, spacious ocean-view suites with butler service, and one of the highest space-to-guest ratios at sea.”With two ships currently deployed in the region and a third, Silver Discoverer, soon to commence her annual Kimberley cruising season, Silversea is strengthening its commitment to the local market, offering guests a variety of thrilling itineraries throughout the region.“We are absolutely committed to the growth of the Australia & New Zealand market, which we expect to soon become our second biggest market globally.  The deployment of three of our vessels here demonstrates our dedication to this region, led by Silver Muse which will be based here every summer, with an expanded 4-month season in 2019/20.”In what was a bumper weekend for cruise ship calls from the Royal Caribbean group, Silversea’s Silver Muse and Silver Whisper sailed past Royal Caribbean International’s Ovation of the Seas which had earlier docked at the Overseas Passenger Terminal – the first time the harbour has accommodated three RCL vessels in one day – whilst Explorer of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas also called in Sydney on Friday and Sunday respectively.Silver Muse is currently sailing a series of local itineraries between Sydney and Auckland.  With just one month left to go in the region, Silver Muse will return to Sydney once more before heading northwards to Asia on her Grand Asia Pacific Voyage (Sydney to Tokyo – 74 days).Silver Whisper is midway through her ‘Tale of Tales’ World Cruise: an epic 132-day global circumnavigation from San Francisco to London, designed to spark the imagination of avid travellers and crafted to tell a fascinating story about our planet.  After an overnight stay in Sydney where world cruisers enjoyed a night at the Opera House, Silver Whisper set sail on Sunday evening for the third leg of her epic voyage: a 14-day sector to Bali during which guests will discover the different aromas and tastes of regional Australian wines, including lecturers from Silversea’s wine ambassador.To commemorate the arrival of Silver Muse to Australian waters, Silversea recently announced a campaign to support Australia’s drought-stricken farmers and their families via Rural Aid.  To donate and be in with the chance of winning a Silversea cruise, plus a copy of a selected image of Steve McCurry photograph from his new Australian collection, click here.For more information on Silversea, contact your travel professional or Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600 or 0800 701 427 (New Zealand) or visit www.silversea.com.Source = Silversea Cruiseslast_img read more

Australian Table Grape Association to hold field d

first_img Australian Table Grape Association to hold field d … The Biocontrol Brief: How to control mealybugs in … Worldwide expansionWith so many advantages of Clean Verification, the global industry is taking note.”We’re seeing a lot [of interest] at the farmer level and from the producers or the packers as well. We have installations ranging from Southern Ontario, where we are, and California, and Australia.”We have interests coming out of China, Southeast Asia, and Nepal. Africa is actually an emerging market for us as well … We do receive a lot of inquiries coming in from the avocado industry and a lot of that is coming out of Chile and South America.”The company is also gaining a lot of interest from Europe. He attributes this to the “very high standards for pesticide residues on their products.”He explains that this ties into another key function of the pioneering Clean Works process.”As a side benefit of our technology, we’re able to reduce the pesticide residue by 25-50%”; this is an especially attractive capability for industry players who otherwise wouldn’t be able to ship to the continent.”We have certain products that are grown in North America that we’re unable to ship to Europe because of their higher pesticide residue levels. So we have that advantage of being able to reduce that going into Europe,” he explains.As far as what this worldwide expansion looks like in the short and long term, Symons comments: “Short-term is North and South America and then spreading out from there.”Within a year and a half to two years, we’ll be covering Australia, New Zealand, and expanding east from there into Europe and the Far East.”For now, Symons says Clean Verification’s most prominent market is in California.”There’s a lot of large scale farms [in the state] and they seem to be the early adopters tied in with Sunkist – the citrus side of things have been very positive for us. I think [California] will be the leader for a while.”Awards and RecognitionA number of associations have applauded the company for its trailblazing efforts.In August, it will receive the International Association of Food Production Award for Innovation.Previously, it won Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence.Symons comments: “The comments we get from academia have been great; the product in the process has been well received, and we see it as becoming an accepted science.” With the growing concern that food contamination is on the rise, food safety has never been more critical. Fresh produce is a particularly high-risk commodity, a fact that lead the pioneering Clean Works company to develop a revolutionary process to clean fresh fruit and vegetables more effectively.An interesting aspect of the cleaning method – called Clean Verification – is that it is completely waterless.Clean Verification is a decontamination treatment and alternative to traditional post-harvest washing.Traditional methods of cleaning produce using chlorine washes, only offer a 50% contaminant reduction. However, the company says this technology is up to 99.99% effective at killing harmful pathogens and mold.In many cases, this is could be the measure that prevents someone from suffering from E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, or human parasites.Plus, “it has the benefits of treating certain fruits and vegetables that cannot be washed with water – strawberries for one,” says Joe Symons, general manager of Clean Works. “Our technology works for things like that.”Benefits extend to all major players in the agri-food industry – growers, packers and processors, wholesalers, and retailers.The treatment also increases fruits’ shelf life by up to 25%, according to Symons.Additionally, customers can apply it to a wide range of crops more safely and effectively, he says.Clean Verification’s use along the supply chainTwo major players leading the way with this advance are Sunkist and Mission Produce.The Clean Works technology is infiltrating the market beyond these big names, though.”We’re seeing grapes, citrus, and apples as being the first innovators using our products. And then we’re actually seeing a lot of opportunity and great results with leafy greens, romaine lettuce, and things along those lines.”Plus, Clean Verification’s developers have adapted the technology for easy use along each point of the supply chain, he says.”We are able to treat the product as it comes in from the farmer’s fields through either our Batch machine, which is a large chamber that we treat the product with in the initial stages.”Then we have a certain sized unit that we can go in with the packers, people using the post-harvest treatment; plus, we also have a scale machine that can be implemented in kitchens or restaurants or even grocery stores for the fresh-cut fruit.” U.S.: California storms won’t damage avocado crops … center_img August 05 , 2019 You might also be interested in Wealmoor develops plant-based snack range, targets …last_img read more

Bounced cheques on the rise again says central bank

first_imgThe value of dishonoured cheques rose an annual 13 per cent to €415,140 in the first three months of the year as their number dropped, the Central Bank of Cyprus said.The total number of bad cheques reported fell by 16 per cent in the first three months of the year to 275 compared to the respective period last year, the central bank said in a statement on its website on Tuesday.The number of bad cheque issuers reported to the preliminary central registry fell an annual 28 per cent in the first quarter to 128, the central bank said. The figure included 68 individuals and 60 legal entities.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Turf war underway for BoC board

first_imgBy Elias HazouCENTRAL Bank governor Panicos Demetriades yesterday held separate consultations with Bank of Cyprus (BoC) stakeholders to discuss names for the bank’s new board of directors, to be elected during an annual general assembly scheduled for early next month.September 5 is the deadline for submission of candidacies. The central banker met with the Laiki Bank Depositors Association – known by its Greek acronym SYKALA – who are a part of the Laiki ‘legacy’ creditors who altogether hold an 18 per cent stake in BoC.SYKALA head Adonis Papaconstantinou told newsmen the association submitted to the Central Bank chief a list of persons they were proposing for the BoC board. “We are seeking a role and a say in the bank,” he said. Some of the names included foreign nationals, Papaconstantinou added. A new meeting was arranged for next Tuesday.Also yesterday, Demetriades saw a group of Cypriot law firms representing mainly Russian and Ukrainian uninsured depositors with BoC.Under a decision in March to ‘bail-in’ Cyprus’ two largest lenders, BoC and Laiki, losses were imposed on large savers in both banks. Laiki is being resolved, with all of its liabilities (including deposits) and some of its assets folded into BoC. The latter has been recapitalised by seizing large savers’ cash via a deposit-for-equity swap. Old shareholders were wiped out, with the bank’s creditors now forming the new shareholder base.BoC is currently run by an interim board and CEO, appointed by the Central Bank. Although BoC’s new shareholder base is not yet fixed, media reports say that 29 per cent of stock belongs to Cypriots, 18 per cent to the ‘legacy’ Laiki, 41 per cent to foreign nationals and another 12 per cent to foreign depositors represented by Cypriot law firms.While Laiki is being wound down, its interests have been placed in the care of an administrator.Legacy Laiki creditors now own stock in BoC via the equity-for-deposit swap – but only on paper. They cannot sell their shares until the ‘bad’ Laiki has been resolved – a process that could take years. Only once Laiki has been wound down, and the liabilities have been weighed against assets to determine what – if any – equity remains, will these BoC shares be assigned a value and their holders be allowed to dispose of them as they like.Which means that for the foreseeable future the shares of the legacy Laiki creditors are legally in the custody of the Laiki administrator, Andri Antoniadou. It’s a murky state of affairs causing a great deal of consternation to depositors, not least due to the fact the Laiki administrator was appointed by the Central Bank governor.Some fear the administrator might come under the thumb of Demetriades and execute his agenda rather than look out for the interests of former Laiki depositors who currently hold a stake in BoC.What’s more, bankers and politicians sense that Demetriades has co-opted the role of arbitrator in negotiating with the various stakeholders who will sit on the board of BoC.Under normal circumstances, a bank will nominate candidates for its board; the names are then vetted by the Central Bank, to determine whether the nominees are ‘fit and proper’, in line with European Banking Authority regulations and guidelines.The competent authority – the banking regulator – has the power to object or even to reject nominees.This process has now apparently been reversed.“They’re putting the cart before the horse,” said a senior banker. “Why is the Central Bank governor talking names when he is going to vet them anyway later on?”DISY MP Prodromos Prodromou yesterday accused the Central Bank chief of a conflict of interest – the regulator of the banks cannot simultaneously be implicated in the selection of bank directors whose performance he will later supervise.“It’s a question of separation of authority,” Prodromou said in a statement.Although there is no law stopping the Central Bank governor from discussing the composition of BoC’s future board, this behaviour from Demetriades was ‘unethical’, the DISY deputy added.“BoC is no longer under administration, it has not received any state aid, for example via a bailout…so why is a public authority like the Central Bank meddling in who gets to sit on the board? This should be a private matter,” Prodromou told the Mail.Another banking source, who also requested anonymity, suspects Demetriades wants to pre-empt the selection of board members for BoC.“He’s acting like a broker. He’s using the fact that he indirectly controls the 18 per cent stake in BoC, through the Laiki administrator, as leverage on the stakeholders.”That’s one of two ways he can exert influence; the other being his power of veto over nominees for the BoC board.The bank’s charter stipulates that the board comprise no less than 10 and no more than 18 members. Also, under new rules the majority of the directors must be independent.Independent directors are distinguished from executive and non-executive directors in that, unlike them, they are not allowed to hold shares in the company.“It’s a turf war…if Demetriades can manoeuvre six or seven of ‘his’ people onto the board, that’s it, he’ll be calling the shots,” the same sources said.It’s understood that the Laiki administrator, Andri Antoniadou, is interested in a position on the BoC board. 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“reckless behavior” Write to Rishi Iyengar at rishiiyengar@timeasiacomApril Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19 2015 and covers crime and education She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield where her family raises registered Hereford cattle She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (ND) College now known as University of Jamestown During her time at the college she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university’s newspaper The Collegian Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as a city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican She then returned to The Press as a news editor where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boomHave a story idea Contact Baumgarten at 701-780-1248The circus will be going on next door to the Democratic convention inside the Bismarck Event Center But the real main attraction will be 200 miles away in FargoRepublicans expect a rollicking three-day state convention at Scheels Arena with two high-profile national keynote speakers and more than 1800 delegates voting to endorse a full slate of statewide candidates headlined by a three-way contest for the first open governor’s seat since 2000The Democratic-NPL Party meanwhile is hoping for 500 to 550 delegates and as of Friday had just two announced candidates for eight endorsed statewide offices: gubernatorial candidate Marvin Nelson a state representative from Rolla and running mate Joan Heckaman a state senator from New RockfordThe contrast between the overlapping conventions underscores the gap between the robust GOP which holds supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature and controls all but one statewide office and Democrats struggling to stay relevant and rebalance the power in solidly red-state North DakotaFor Republicans the biggest worry may be that former presidential hopeful Ben Carson’s address about 10:10 am Sunday April 3 and another high-profile keynote speaker being announced this week could overshadow the key governor’s race"We’re thrilled that North Dakota is garnering some national attention but at the end of the day we want to make sure that this is about our candidates and our state" GOP Executive Director Roz Leighton saidFormer state GOP chairman Robert Harms an attorney and lobbyist advising Fargo businessman Doug Burgum’s campaign said he has attended every state convention since 1988 "and I think this will be one of the most exciting""I think there’ll be some surprises" he saidGOP conventionNo offense to the undercards but state GOP chairman Kelly Armstrong said the main event is clearly the contest between Burgum Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and state Rep Rick Becker of Bismarck"I don’t think it’s unfair to say that the vast majority of the buzz around this election cycle in North Dakota has been around our three candidates for governor" he saidAnd for good reason: It’s the first three-way GOP endorsement race since 1992 when eventual Gov Ed Schafer bested state Sen Gary Nelson and Rep Gary Porter Republicans haven’t lost a governor’s race since then Heightening the interest is the fact that Burgum who led Great Plains Software through its $11 billion sale to Microsoft in 2001 and now works in real estate development and venture capital plans to run in the June 14 primary regardless of the convention’s outcome He has said he believes whoever wins the primary will be the state’s next governorBurgum will share his vision with delegates at the convention but "the key focus for Doug is June 14" communications manager Kate Mund saidIn a rare pre-convention move Burgum has spent nearly $500000 on a TV ad campaign to spread his message and try to overcome the strong name recognition enjoyed by Stenehjem who is the state’s longest-serving attorney general having been elected in 2000 after 24 years as a state lawmakerStenehjem widely considered the favorite for the GOP nod plans to start rolling out his own TV ads after the convention In the meantime he’s made nearly 1000 calls to delegates campaign manager Nate Martindale said"We’ve been getting very positive feedback" he said "Every day that passes we get more confident"Becker predicted a "very strong chance" the race will go to two ballots and said he’s more likely to pick up Burgum’s delegates than Stenehjem"Burgum and I are two very different candidates What we share in common is . that delegates are tired of the status quo" he saidBecker said he will abide by the convention’s outcome and has respectfully declined requests from the Libertarian Party to be its candidate for governorRest of GOP fieldThe GOP has other contested races:Auditor: Former Bismarck Tribune publisher Brian Kroshus and current Public Service Commission accounting manager Josh Gallion will square off for the chance to replace state Auditor Robert R Peterson who will retire this year after 20 years in officeUS House: Perennial candidate DuWayne Hendrickson of Minot will try to upset US Rep Kevin Cramer as he seeks the endorsement for a third two-year termSuperintendent of Public Instruction: State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler could face a challenge from Four Winds High School teacher Joe Chiang as she seeks the party’s letter of support for a second four-year term in the nonpartisan postIn uncontested races Greater North Dakota Chamber vice president Jon Godfread who stands 6-foot-11 and once played professional basketball in Germany has come off the bench to run for the insurance commissioner’s post being vacated by Adam HammIncumbent state Treasurer Kelly Schmidt is expected to bank the endorsement for a fourth term in office while Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak appointed to the three-member panel in 2013 and elected to a two-year term in 2014 is seeking the nod for a four-year termUS Sen John Hoeven will have no opponent for the GOP endorsement — and possibly not for the November general election eitherDemocratic-NPL Party chairwoman Kylie Oversen said she expects the party will field a House challenger for Cramer but the Senate race is unclear with no challenger yet for Hoeven the popular former governor"That’s one that we haven’t focused a lot of time on" she saidThe state GOP delegates — there are slots for up to 2070 — also will elect 25 of the 28 delegates the party will send to the Republican National Convention in July in ClevelandNorth Dakota’s 28 national delegates are among 112 unbound delegates who could play a crucial role in a contested national convention State party officials said they fully expect nominations from the floor on Saturday and unlike in 2012 they will be well-prepared to print ballots for voting on SundayDemocrats will hold district caucuses in June to elect their national convention delegatesDemocrats rebuildingDemocrats have adopted the convention theme "Honoring the past building the future" as they attempt to make inroads in a state that hasn’t voted for a Democrat for president since 1964Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Nonpartisan League in North Dakota and this year is the 60th anniversary of the NPL’s merger with the Democratic Party"It’s important to remember where we came from and those anniversaries give us the opportunity to do that" Executive Director Robert Haider said "It also gives us the opportunity to move forward so we can start rebuilding"Haider and Oversen said the party is focused primarily on winning legislative races — there are 23 Senate seats and 46 House seats up for grabs in even-numbered districts — but also is getting involved in local races by identifying progressives to run for school board city and county offices something it historically hasn’t done"We’re not going to start from the top We’re going to rebuild from the bottom up" Haider saidOversen said she hopes to have candidates prepped for the convention for all but one or two statewide races and she expects some nominations from the floorAs for sharing the event center with the circus she said it’s good for a laugh but won’t change how the party conducts its business"It’s not the first time that we’ve had odd pairings when we’ve used large convention centers" she said’A downward slide’Former Democratic Lt Gov Lloyd Omdahl a retired University of North Dakota political science professor said he couldn’t recall the party ever having so many unfilled statewide slots this close to the convention"This is the first time that it looks like a whole slate is missing practically" he said"This has always been a problem with Democrats" he added "There have always been conventions where they’ve had to draft people at the last minute I don’t know if it’s because maybe there was never a big stable"Omdahl who technically is still secretary of the NPL’s executive committee said there are no internal feuds in the party"It’s just that everything seems to have lapsed The organization seems to have lapsed" he saidOversen a UND law student said she was surprised to find when she was picked as chairwoman in March 2015 that the party didn’t have a strategic plan One has since been draftedChuck Fleming who served as chief of staff for North Dakota’s last Democratic governor George Sinner said Democrats have struggled because they’ve failed to effectively articulate policy differences they’ve had difficulty finding candidates willing to go up against entrenched GOP incumbents they’ve been handicapped by good economic times before the recent oil slowdown and they haven’t focused on building a solid organization from the precinct level up"When you combine those things—it produces negative results at the polls" he said in an emailed statementOversen acknowledged the party has been on "a little bit of a downward slide" but noted it didn’t happen in just one election cycle"The building back up takes just as much time" she saidConvention schedulesBelow are the tentative schedules for theRepublicanandDemocratic-NPL state conventions Specific times for all eventswere not availableDemocratic-NPL PartyFriday April 19 am — Committee meetings; registrationNoon — Convention convenes2 pm — Statewide candidate nominations and endorsementsSaturday April 29 am — Convention reconvenes9:30 am — US Sen Heidi Heitkamp speech10 am — Keynote address by US Sen Kirsten Gillibrand D-NY11:30 am — DNC committeeman and committeewoman nomination and endorsements11:45 am," said the former All-England champion. 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