If you steal my work do it properly French director Jerome Salle

first_imgMumbai: Prabhas’ “Saaho” has some uncanny similarities with French filmmaker Jerome Salle’s 2008 film “Largo Winch” and the director has criticised the makers of the multi-lingual Indian movie for creating a “bad” copy. “Largo Winch” is an action thriller based on the Belgian comic book of the same name, and post the release of “Saaho” on Friday many social media users pointed out how the film looked like a rip-off of the successful French movie. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Salle, who was being tagged by a lot of users on microblogging site Twitter, seemed upset by the team of “Saaho” and advised Telugu directors to at least make the copy “properly”. “It seems this second “freemake” of Largo Winch is as bad as the first one. So please Telugu directors, if you steal my work, at least do it properly?” Salle tweeted. This is not the first time Salle has accused Telugu filmmakers for stealing his work. In 2018, he had claimed that “Agnyaathavaasi”, featuring Pawan Kalyan, was also a copy of “Largo Winch”. The film was written and directed by Trivikram Srinivas. “Sahoo”, directed by Sujeeth and also featuring Shraddha Kapoor, has minted over 90 crores in India.last_img read more

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First Nations protestors rally at Ontario premiers home

first_imgAPTN National NewsThey hoped it would be a rude awakening for the premier of Ontario Sunday morning.Protestors came to her front door with a call for action over the poisoning of people and wildlife on the Grassy Narrows First Nation.But the premier wasn’t home.APTN’s Donna Sound has the story.last_img

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UN helps Indonesia set up rapid response teams to control spread of

26 July 2007Without involving rural communities in the fight against bird flu, Indonesia will not be able to control the highly contagious disease, which has ravaged millions of poultry and already killed more humans in the archipelago than anywhere else in the world, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today. Without involving rural communities in the fight against bird flu, Indonesia will not be able to control the highly contagious disease, which has ravaged millions of poultry and already killed more humans in the archipelago than anywhere else in the world, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today.In an effort to control the H5N1 virus, which experts fear could spark a lethal global human pandemic, FAO has helped to train teams of local veterinarians and para-veterinarians in participatory disease surveillance and response (PDS/R) techniques in a country that numbers 240 million people spread over 6,000 islands. “Almost four years after the first outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Indonesia and more than 80 human deaths, there is still an urgent need for community members to be involved in the detection and reporting of sick and dead poultry,” the agency said in an update. Veterinarians and paravets are engaging community members, tapping into their local knowledge and involving them in control efforts. Villagers are also trained to detect and report bird flu cases in poultry and be responsible for their own safety and that of their families.FAO is planning to extend the training of more PDS/R teams at local government level. “We will be expanding PDS/R further to cover Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Papua,” James McGrane, FAO Indonesia’s Avian Influenza Team Leader, said.“There is no room for complacency: as long as the virus continues to circulate in Indonesia the risk to humans remains,” he added. “Indonesia still has a long way to go to control the H5N1 virus. But the country has taken a major step forward in promoting village disease surveillance and response.“This could be a strategy that other affected countries might also want to consider. Working with local communities not only provides crucial data on how the disease is spreading but also mobilizes affected communities in Indonesia’s control efforts.” Surveillance and response teams are currently operating in 168 out of the 444 districts. So far 1,200 officers have been trained. PDS/R capacity has been established in all districts of Java, and in the provinces of Bali, North Sumatra and Lampung, home to almost 70 per cent of the population. Provincial PDS/R capacity has also been established in all provinces of Kalimantan and Sulawesi.“Villagers are like detectives in the field. They are directing us to areas where there are H5N1 outbreaks among poultry,” Ibu Azmiyati, a veterinarian with Tangerang district Livestock Services Department, said. “Without the help of the communities, we would be lost. There are simply too many backyard farmers and village households,” she said. Around 60 per cent of all Indonesian households keep an estimated 300 million birds in their backyards.To date, 319 people from a dozen countries have been infected with the virus, of whom 191 have died, nearly all of them believed to have been infected by poultry. But experts fear the virus could mutate to easy human-to-human transmission. The so-called Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1920, which spread easily between humans, is estimated to have killed from 20 million to 40 million people. read more

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Taxfree incentive draws Bombardier plant to Morocco

MONTREAL • Bombardier Aerospace says it has bought land near the airport in Casablanca’s free zone that offers five years of no taxes and other financial incentives for a manufacturing facility set to open next year.The Montreal-based aircraft manufacturer said Monday it signed a deal with Moroccan property holding and management company Midparc Investment SA for the land in a free zone in Nouaceur. Midparc is owned by a state financial agency and three private industrial companies specializing in aeronautics and electronics fields.Bombardier Aerospace president Guy Hachey said the selection of the site for the manufacturing facility is “an important first step” in establishing the world’s third-largest aircraft manufacturer in the North African country.[np-related]“The site met our stringent requirements and high standards and we look forward to the start of the construction and production of the first Moroccan-built Bombardier aircraft components,” he stated in a news release.Mr. Hachey said it hopes the long-term relationship will serve as a catalyst for the aircraft industry in Morocco.Bombardier joins other aerospace manufacturers in setting up shop in Morocco, which has established an aerospace training program and offers many tax and financial incentives to attract companies.The company will pay no taxes for five years, 8.75% for another 20 years and 17.5% thereafter.On its website, Midparc boasts about low wages being one of Morocco’s advantages. It said the average monthly wage is US$327, lower than in Tunisia and Turkey, 10 times lower than Spain and a quarter of what’s earned in South Africa.It wasn’t immediately clear how Bombardier wages will compare to this average.Midparc said free-trade agreements with Morocco offer investors free duty access to 55 countries with more than one billion consumers and 60 per cent of the world’s GDP.Morocco also offers training subsidies and financial aid from a government fund for new capital goods. Bombardier didn’t disclose the purchase price for the 10-hectare piece of land, but said it plans to invest about US$200-million in equipment, buildings and start-up costs over the next eight years.Construction of the plant will take place in phases starting in 2012. The Midparc free zone is an industrial gated community, with just one main entrance and constant video surveillance.“We’re on track to begin production in 2013,” spokeswoman Haley Dunne said in an interview.Bombardier has about one dozen employees temporarily working to establish the facility in Morocco.Capabilities at the new plant, which will complement Bombardier Aerospace’s existing manufacturing sites, will initially include sub-assembly for simple structures. Details on the type of components to be manufactured are being finalized.By the end of 2020, employment at the Morocco facility is expected to reach about 850.Bombardier said it selected Morocco because of competitive manufacturing costs, low shipping and transportation costs and proximity to Europe.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Bombardier shares gained 5¢ at $3.96 in afternoon trading. read more

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Many Canadians count on winning lottery inheritance for financial plan poll

TORONTO — One-third of Canadian respondents to a new survey admit their financial plans include counting on a future injection of good luck, either by winning the lottery or receiving a large inheritance.Meanwhile, the poll commissioned by Credit Canada Debt Solutions and Capital One Canada also finds that more than two-thirds of those asked have felt anxious or lost sleep thinking about their finances in the past year.Nearly two in ten, or 18%, of those polled say they believe winning the lottery will contribute to their financial plan, while one in 10, or 10% say they expect a large inheritance to help out.[np-related]Laurie Campbell, CEO of Credit Canada Debt Solutions, says it’s troubling to see so many Canadians putting more trust in the lottery than in sound financial planning.She adds that Canadians need to recognize there is no magic solution to being financially secure — just hard work and sticking to a budget.The survey comes as Canadian household debt sits at an all time high and other reports indicate many Canadians are realizing they have not saved adequately for retirement.The Canadian Press read more

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Defeating terror requires dedication by all Spanish leader tells Security Council

The Prime Minister, whose delegation chairs the Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) that was created in the aftermath of the 11 September 2001 attacks on the United States, spoke at the outset of the open debate as the 15-nation body considered threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts. The full Council membership participated in the ensuing discussion.The Committee was established to monitor Council resolution 1373, which called on Member States to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorism, refrain from providing any support to entities or persons involved in terrorist acts, and deny safe haven to those who finance, plan, support and commit such acts.In his statement, Prime Minister Aznar labelled terrorism the twenty-first century’s “new totalitarianism,” and said that shifting paradigms in recent years had defined a new international order. “We are not facing a clash of civilizations,” he stressed, “but rather, the clash of a new barbarity against civilization.””We must keep our societies and the relations between peoples free from mistrust, fear and threat that terrorism wishes to disseminate,” the Prime Minister said, for to accept that rigid perceptions and antagonisms truly existed between certain civilizations, religions or cultures amounted to falling into the trap of dialectics set by the terrorists – “practitioners of monologue and the enemies of dialogue.”Even though the nature and magnitude of terrorism’s threat had been obvious long before 11 September, “terrorism has never been, and will never be a solution,” he said, emphasizing that for all its appalling brutality, the scourge was “a menacing but not invincible evil.” Defeating terrorism required generous efforts, active collaborations and involvement by all, whether or not one had been harmed by the scourge.In order to meet that challenge, Prime Minster Aznar said the CTC must be provided with the means and capacity for supervising and facilitating assistance to countries, as well as for coordination with other international and regional organizations on counter-terrorism strategies.”Cooperation with the disarmament agencies, especially those dealing with weapons of mass destruction, must be a priority,” he added. Drawing up a general list of terrorist organizations should be considered. It was also essential to reinforce the mechanisms aimed at curbing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the availability of such weapons to terrorist groups. read more

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Handwashing entrance door for reducing healthcare infections – UN

WHO Saves Lives: Clean Your Hands is an annual initiative to support health-care workers to improve hand hygiene, thereby supporting the prevention of often life-threatening infections associated with health care. The campaign aims to galvanize action at the point of care, as well as to demonstrate the world’s commitment to this area of health care. “Sustaining the efforts to improve patient safety requires dedicated action and innovation, both of which are now more crucial than ever,” WHO said. The campaign, which was launched in 2009, asks health facilities and other leaders to show their commitment for and take action on improving hand hygiene in health care.This year’s focus – hand hygiene supports safe surgical care – stresses hand hygiene as part of an infection prevention and control programme in all settings that support surgery, prevent patient infection and reduce an avoidable burden on health systems, WHO said. As of the end of April, a total of 18,739 hospitals and health-care facilities in 176 countries have registered their commitment to hand hygiene as part of the campaign, WHO said. read more

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UN Ocean Conference opens with calls for united action to reverse human

Speaking in the UN General Assembly Hall, Secretary-General António Guterres cautioned Governments that unless they overcome short-term territorial and resource interests, the state of the oceans will continue to deteriorate.“Improving the health of our oceans is a test for multilateralism, and we cannot afford to fail,” the Secretary-General said addressing his first major UN conference since taking on his post. “We must jointly address the problems of governance that have held us back,” he said, calling for a new strategic vision of how to govern the oceans and marine resources. One of the main challenges, he said, is to end “the artificial dichotomy” between jobs and healthy oceans: “The conservation and sustainable use of marine resources are two sides of the same coin.” He called for strong political leadership and new partnerships, based on the existing legal framework, and concrete steps, such as expanding marine protected areas and reducing plastic waste pollution. Among other specific actions, Mr. Guterres urged Governments to allocate the promised funding for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, as well as improving data collection and sharing their best experiences. These works are supported by the UN, he added, which among its work, is building partnerships with Governments, the private sector, civil society and others, and working with international financial institutions to allocate resources. AUDIO: In his opening remarks to The Ocean Conference UN chief António Guterres pleas Member States to put aside short-term national gain in order to protect the ocean. Also speaking at the opening was Wu Hongbo, the Secretary-General of The Ocean Conference, who pointed out that without oceans and seas, where would be no life on the planet. Mr. Wu, who is also the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, noted that everyone must work together – not in silos – to achieve the goals of the Conference. The Ocean Conference, which runs through Friday, focuses on the targets outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by Governments in 2015. In particular among the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Goal 14 highlights the need to conserve and sustainably use oceans, seas and marine resources to benefit present and future generations. The main areas of work at The Ocean Conference will be a political call to action, a segment on partnership dialogues and voluntary commitments. Hundreds of commitments were already registered by the time the conference opened earlier today. Additional discussions with high-level officials, actors and activists will take place in the SDG Media Zone. VIDEO: Opening the Ocean Conference, UN officials stressed the need to protect and conserve the world’s oceans for future generations. Credit: UN NewsAlso addressing the thousands of participants – including heads of State and Government, civil society representatives, business people, as well as actors, and ocean and marine life advocates – was the President of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson. “The time has come for us to correct our wrongful ways,” said Mr. Thomson, who hails from the island of Fiji, which is co-hosting the event alongside Sweden. He spoke out against “inexcusable” actions, such as dumping the equivalent of one large garbage truck of plastic into the oceans every minute of every day, driving fish stocks to the points of collapse, and destroying marine life through acidification and deoxygenation.“We are here on behalf of humanity to restore sustainability, balance and respect to our relationship with our primal mother, the source of life, the Ocean,” he noted. read more

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LÎle de Sein une île française menacée par la montée du niveau

first_imgL’Île de Sein, une île française menacée par la montée du niveau des mersL’Île de Sein est une île qui se situe au large de la pointe du Raz, dans le Finistère. Elle est aujourd’hui menacée par la montée du niveau des mers.Dans le rapport du 27 septembre dernier, le Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat (Giec) mettait en avant, entre autres, la hausse du niveau des mers qui devrait être de 6 à 82 cm d’ici à 2100. Parmi les nombreux territoires menacés par cette montée des eaux, se trouve l’Île de Sein, une commune de moins de trois kilomètres de long sur 25 à 800 mètres de large, située au large de la pointe du Raz, dans le Finistère.L’île se rejoint depuis le continent après une traversée d’une heure. Mais “si l’eau monte, on aura de plus en plus d’ennuis”, estime Jean-Pierre Kerloch, maire de la petite commune d’une centaine d’habitants. “L’inquiétude va grandir avec les années”, assure M. Kerloch cité par l’AFP. Le maire s’attend d’ailleurs à une augmentation du nombre des tempêtes dans les prochaines années en plus de la montée annoncée du niveau de la mer.Si la petite île est menacée, c’est notamment parce que son altitude moyenne est de 1,5 mètre avec un “pic” à 9 mètres au-dessus du niveau de la mer. Certaines parties de l’île se trouvent même situées sous le niveau de la mer. “L’Île de Sein est particulièrement vulnérable car elle est très, très basse”, indique Alain Retière, de la plate-forme internationale TASK de partage de connaissances sur l’approche territoriale du changement global. “Le danger n’est pas là tous les jours, mais on sait qu’il est inéluctable”.Une hausse de 30 cm depuis 1700À lire aussiUn plongeur se fait attaquer par un lion de merPour protéger cette terre qui est régulièrement balayée par les vents et arrosée d’écume, des digues entourent l’île. Mais cela pourrait s’avérer insuffisant, d’autant que l’île de Sein a déjà connu une augmentation du niveau moyen de la mer de 30 cm depuis 1700. Il s’agit d’ailleurs de la plus longue série d’observations du niveau de la mer au monde, sur 300 ans. “Avec une augmentation de 83 cm, il y en aurait partout, de l’eau”, indique M. Kerloch. Toujours cité par l’AFP, il explique que lorsque le coefficient de marée est important, le port est déjà envahi par la mer. De son côté, le référent national de l’observation du niveau de la mer auprès du service hydrographique et océanographique de la Marine (SHOM), Nicolas Pouvreau, n’est pas plus rassurant. Il estime que “d’ici 2100, la hausse du niveau de la mer à l’Île de Sein sera certainement identique à ce qui est projeté par les différents scénarios du Giec”.Le 12 octobre 2013 à 14:44 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Ryan Reynolds Will Play Pikachu in LiveAction Pokémon Movie Seriously

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Ryan Reynolds is a huge star these days thanks to starring in the wildly popular Deadpool movie. He’s now going to play another iconic nerd culture character, but it’s not someone (or something) you would expect. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Reynolds will play Pikachu in the upcoming live-action Pokémon movie.Specifically, Reynolds will play Detective Pikachu. For those who don’t know, Detective Pikachu is an odd Pokémon who has the ability to speak. He isn’t nearly as powerful as other Pikachu or Pokémon, but he makes up for that with his brilliance. Along with human friend Tim Goodman, Detective Pikachu uses his smarts to solve all manner of crimes. A Detective Pikachu game was released in Japan this past February. So far, there is no word on whether or not the game will release outside of Japan.Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s Justice Smith will play Pikachu’s friend (presumably Tim Goodman). Smith’s character’s father is kidnapped, which forces the teenager to team up with the talking Pokémon to find him. Along the way, the pair meet a reporter played by Kathryn Newton who decides to help them.AdChoices广告Few details about the project have been released. We do know Reynold’s role is motion-capture in nature. Since Detective Pikachu can speak, Reynolds may also give voice to the creature. It seems like a waste of time to hire such a big-name Hollywood actor just for motion capture. Hopefully, folks won’t freak out when they hear Pikachu speak in this movie as they did during a screening of Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!The Detective Pikachu film is being directed by Rob Letterman. Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman wrote the latest draft of the script. Universal Pictures is handling distribution outside of Japan, while Toho is handling Japanese distribution.center_img ‘Detective Pikachu’ Trailer Is a Live-Action Pokemon Fever D…Believe in Yourselfie With Wade Wilson and Marvel’s Immersive Pop-up last_img read more

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Work to close onemile section of Columbia River Highway

first_imgA restoration project will close a milelong section of the Historic Columbia River Highway on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge next month, according to state transportation officials.The work will close the highway starting Sept. 4, continuing through the end of the month, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. The road will be closed to all vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians between Crown Point and Latourell Falls, according to ODOT. The stretch from Crown Point to Larch Mountain Road will also be closed to vehicles longer than 25 feet.Vista House, which sits atop the Crown Point summit, will remain open through September. But the historic building will close Oct. 1 until the end of 2012 while crews repair and restore the viaduct surrounding it, according to ODOT. Additional work will happen in 2013, though ODOT hasn’t determined specific closures and traffic impacts.last_img read more

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Amazons Echo speaker deals end soon

first_img Amazon $149 Smart Home Tablets Preview • Amazon Echo Plus is the smart home hub of the future Mentioned Above Amazon Echo Plus (second-generation) (Sandstone) Share your voice Enlarge ImageThe Echo Plus and other Echo speakers are on sale. Chris Monroe/CNET Amazon discounts its Alexa-enabled Echo smart speakers fairly regularly, so don’t panic if you miss this Mother’s Day sale, but it does end soon in case an Echo is on your gift list (Father’s Day is also coming up). Except for the Echo Dot, which hit $24 on Black Friday last year, the speakers are all at their Black Friday price levels or lower (the standard Echo is $64 or $5 less). Amazon also has some decent deals on its Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers. Read more: Kindle Paperwhite is back on sale for $40 offNote that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.Amazon Echo Dot, third-gen for $30 (save $26)Amazon Echo, second-gen for $65 (save $35)Amazon Echo Plus, second-gen for $120 (save $45)Amazon Echo Show, second-gen for $180 (save $50)Amazon Echo Auto for $25 (save $25)Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet for $60 (save $20)Amazon Kindle Paperwhite for $90 (save $40) May 17 • Best TVs and streaming boxes for Father’s Day CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Review • Amazon Echo Plus review: The fanciest smart speaker you don’t need Personalize your mom’s giftMother’s Day gift ideas for health nuts and fitness buffsThoughtful gift ideas for every momIf your mom is a foodie, check out these gift ideasDoes your mom love watching Netflix and Hulu? Get her one of theseGet her something amazing, even on a budgetMother’s Day gifts under $50Best Mother’s Day gifts from $100 to $250Cool cheap gifts for Mother’s Day 2019Mother’s Day gift idea: This clever kitchen timer is just $15.29This story was originally published on May 6. Mother’s Day Tech Gift Guide Amazon Echo Plus $149 Best Buy $149 Mother’s Day Tech Gift Guide Thoughtful gifts for every kind of mom Amazon E-bookscenter_img May 15 • Best gifts for grads from $100 to $250 See All 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. See It May 24 • Best Father’s Day gifts under $250 See It $149 Dell • See It Tags 1 See it Comment reading • Amazon’s Echo speaker deals end soon 31 Photos May 12 • Mothers Day 2019: How not to piss off your mom this yearlast_img read more

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Indian kids get their own superhero

first_imgKevin Missal was always on the lookout for an Indian super hero and when he did find one, he couldn’t resist the urge to tell the story of an ‘Avatar of Vishnu’ to the world.Kalamos Literary Services in association with “Jashn Events” celebrated the launch of “Dharmyoddha Kalki”, a Book on avatar of Vishnu by Kevin Missal’s at Oxford Book Store, Delhi. This book explores every individual’s responsibilities towards society.The book revolves around Kalki Hari, son of Vishnuyath and Sumati. Born in the quiet village of Shambala, Kalki has no idea about his heritage until he is pitted against tragedies and battles. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWhisked into the province of Keekatpur, which is under the fist of Lord Kali, Kalki sees the ignominy of death trumping life all around him. He learns that he has been born to cleanse the world he lives in, for which he must journey to the North and learn the ways of Lord Vishnu’s Avatar; from an immortal who wields an axe. But trapped in the midst of betrayals, political intrigue and forces that seek to decimate him, will he be able to follow his destiny before the Kaliyug begins? Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveKevin Missal at the time of launch said, “I always wanted to create an Indian Hero. Since childhood I looked up to Percy Jackson, Pendragon, Harry Potter and I have never read about an Indian hero. So my journey starts from there, I began fleshing out a god who was not properly explored and I made a hero that young kids could look up to. So if someone asked me what Kalki is, I would say it’s about creating childhoods. I began researching about Kalki, who was created out of the Huna and shaka invasion, according to history. I researched for two years and completed the book in a month.”last_img read more

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Eurozone rates unchanged despite deflation fear

first_imgBut the ECB’s governing council left its interest rate benchmark unchanged at a record low of 0.25 percent at its meeting Thursday. Some analysts had thought it might cut the rate to 0.1 percent.In his news conference, Mario Draghi signaled the ECB was in a wait-and-see mode. He repeated the bank’s promise to keep rates low “for an extended period” until the economy picks up more speed. And he said that if the economic data worsened, the bank would be ready to act to support a recovery he described as “fragile.”Draghi said the picture of the economy was “complex” and that the ECB was trying to discern whether some poor indicators in recent days are signs of longer-term trouble.It is not clear, for example, whether a slowdown in growth in emerging markets, where financial markets have been highly volatile in recent weeks, will be enough to cause serious damage to trade partners like the eurozone. Also, the recent drop in inflation _ to 0.7 percent, far short of the ECB’s target of just below 2 percent _ may eventually pick up.The ECB has “to look through this volatility and see whether it is a temporary phenomenon,” he said. The bank, he said, remained “willing and ready to act” with any of its available measures if it sees inflation falling further, or if credit conditions tighten. A small spike in overnight borrowing costs last month raised concerns among economists, but proved to be transitory.Officials at the ECB are working on different stimulus steps “so when the time comes to activate we are ready to go.”Draghi said he didn’t expect deflation to take hold in Europe because there was no downward price spiral feeding on itself.Analyst Christian Schulz at Berenberg Bank said that despite Draghi’s extensive explanation of why the bank didn’t act, “the door to further steps remains wide open, as headline inflation stays weak.” Schulz said that next month’s meeting “could be crucial” because the bank will have new inflation forecasts that could provide a basis for action.The euro rose sharply on the ECB’s decision to keep rates on hold, jumping over half a cent to $1.3604 by late afternoon Europe time. Higher rates can send a currency up because they offer relatively higher yields for investors.The benchmark refinancing rate is what the ECB charges banks for loans, and through them influences the cost of credit for everybody else. Cutting the rate in theory makes it easier for people to buy new homes and for businesses to borrow and expand production. However the ECB has cut almost as far as it can. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Quick workouts for men Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Top Stories Other actions on top of that could include offering cheap loans to banks as a way to encourage lending and push down the cost of short-term credit in the market.It’s also theoretically possible for the ECB to buy bonds to pump newly created money into the economy, as the U.S. Federal Reserve, Bank of England and Bank of Japan have done. That step seems less likely. ECB officials have alluded to the complexity of bond purchases given 18 different governments that issue debt.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – The European Central Bank is sizing up the problems facing the 18-country eurozone before it decides whether to cut interest rates to support the anemic recovery, its president said Thursday.Weak growth and an unexpected drop in inflation have raised concerns that the eurozone might slide into deflation, a sustained drop in prices that can cripple the economy. The eurozone is among the world’s biggest economic blocs, and a slide into deflation would crimp global growth.last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Travelport TVPT a

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Travelport (TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions to the global travel industry, was again awarded the ‘Best GDS in Asia Pacific’ at the 2015 TTG Travel Awards for the 7th consecutive year at Thursday night’s award ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand.Mark Meehan, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Travelport, said, “Travelport is delighted to accept this award and I would like to personally thank all of our customers and partners in recognising the value of our technology, continuously for so many years.”The selection of the award winners is not made by TTG Asia but rather by their readers’ vote. Since the readers are mostly travel industry users of GDS systems, this award is an accurate industry affirmation of the Travelport platform.“This has been a great year of growth for Travelport in the APAC region,” Meehan added. “We had big wins especially in the OTA space, with the likes of Hutchgo and Alitrip. We consolidated our relationships with key customers such as Helloworld and expanded our content with low cost carriers and ancillaries.”Travelport released Smartpoint 6 in July this year with extensive improvements particularly in its Rich Content and Branding feature, further solidifying the preferred status of the Travelport platform. A major advantage of Smartpoint 6 is that agents can stay within the booking workflow and have all the rich ancillary content and branded fares at their fingertips for better efficiency.  The traveller can be shown images and photographs of seats, cabins, seat maps and descriptive text enabling them to make the right travel choice.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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Clerides appointment as coops chief confirmed

first_imgDr Marios Clerides’ appointment as General Manager of the Cooperative Central Bank has been confirmed by the Central Bank of Cyprus, it was announced yesterday.In a statement, the Central Bank said: “Dr Clerides will officially assume the duties of General Manager in mid-January 2014.”The Commission, management and personnel of the Coop Central Bank wish Clerides “every success in his work”, and pledge their “full-hearted support.”Clerides was nominated to head the Coop Central Bank following a meeting of its board of directors on December 18. By law, for the nomination to stand it must be approved by the Central Bank of Cyprus.Born on March 7, 1953, Clerides received his Economics degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).He also received his Ph.D. in Labour Economics from the LSE in 1982.Upon completion of his studies, Clerides was employed by the Hellenic Bank Group to head its Programming and Financial Studies department.He went on to variously head the Marketing, Credit cards, Private sector investment, International transactions and Treasury departments.From 2001 to 2006 Clerides headed the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC).He was subsequently rehired by Hellenic Bank to head its Risk Management division. He also took over the Group Strategic Development, Economic Studies, Corporate Governance and Compliance divisions.In addition to his other duties, Clerides teaches at the University of Cyprus as guest lecturer.In April 2013, he was appointed as member of the National Economy Council by President Anastasiades.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoAudie Murphy RanchGet more home without moving away from Southern CaliforniaAudie Murphy RanchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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