PepsiCo India to invest Rs 514 cr to set up snacks plant

first_imgNew Delhi: Food and beverages major PepsiCo India on Sunday said it plans to invest Rs 514 crore over the next three years to set up a greenfield snacks manufacturing plant in Uttar Pradesh.The new investment plan is in line with PepsiCo’s goal to double its snacks business in the country by 2022 and is expected to help create over 1,500 jobs, both direct and indirect, the company said in a statement.A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the project was signed between the company and the Uttar Pradesh government at the ground-breaking ceremony of the investor summit in the state in the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, it added. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalPepsiCo India President and CEO Ahmed ElSheikh said, “PepsiCo is committed to growing its food and beverage business sustainably in India. We have a long relationship with the people of Uttar Pradesh. As we look to double our snacks business over the next few years, we intend to invest Rs 514 crore approximately to expand our footprint in Uttar Pradesh.” The company said as part of this project, PepsiCo India would expand its backward integration with local farmers and help bring agricultural best practices to enable socio-economic growth for potato farmers in Uttar Pradesh. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”To enable the supply chain, the company will set up a cold storage facility and this would also give an impetus to the development of ancillary and other support industries in the state,” it added.PepsiCo India currently sources all the potato used in Lay’s and Uncle Chipps from local farmers under its agri program through which it works with over 24,000 farmers across 13 states through various agriculture and sourcing initiatives.last_img read more

Man drowned wife rescued in New Digha

first_imgKolkata: Seikh Manik, a resident of Memari in East Burdwan, who went to the sea along his wife in New Digha, was swept away by a strong current. Manik went missing since Sunday afternoon while his wife, identified as Ashura Bibi, was rescued by local residents.In a separate incident, a 10-year-old boy from Howrah, who had ventured into the sea for bathing, was saved after local residents saw him battling for life. He was rescued following the intervention of the sea divers. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe boy has been identified as Sourav Mondal, a resident of Uluberia in Howrah district. According to East Midnapore district administration, there was an alert that sea may remain turbulent. Police stations in the coastal areas conducted campaigns to stop people from venturing into the sea. Police personnel are on surveillance on the sea beaches such as Digha, Mandarmani, Gopalpur. The district administration has issued alert to coastal areas police stations to restrict people from going to the sea as it would remain rough on Sunday. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwaySeikh went to the sea along with his wife Ashura in the afternoon. While taking bath Seikh and his wife suddenly lost balance as a mighty wave hit them. The man was immediately swept by a strong current while the wife shouted for help to draw the attention of the people on the sea shore. Sea divers managed to rescue the woman but her husband was swept away by a strong current. Police are yet to recover the body of Seikh Manik till Sunday evening. The two injured persons were taken to the hospital. Sea divers also rescued Sourav Mondal on Sunday.last_img read more

Man who pleaded guilty to terror charge sentenced to 4 12 years

first_imgTORONTO – An Ontario man who travelled to Syria to support an Islamic militant group will spend another two years behind bars after pleading guilty to a terror charge, his lawyer said Tuesday.Kevin Omar Mohamed was sentenced in a Toronto court to 4 1/2 years in prison, with 2 1/2 years credit for time already served, his lawyer Paul Slansky said.Mohamed, 25, has been in custody since his arrest in March 2016 on weapons-related charges, which were later changed to a terror charge.He pleaded guilty in early June to one count of participating in or contributing to, directly or indirectly, any activity of a terrorist group for the purpose of enhancing the ability of any terrorist group to facilitate or carry out a terrorist activity.“Although there was no evidence presented to support this and, accordingly, no finding made to support this, my client did what he did to help the Syrian people to secure the overthrow of the (Bashar al-Assad) regime,” Slansky said in an email.“Obviously, this was not the way to proceed. He now recognizes this and accordingly pleaded guilty.”Details of the case were made public for the first time Monday at Mohamed’s sentencing hearing.An agreed statement of facts read in court laid out how the former University of Waterloo student flew to Turkey in the spring of 2014 and made his way into Syria, where he met with members of Jabhat-Al-Nusra, a listed terrorist group.“His purpose was to enhance the ability of that group to commit terrorist activity,” the statement said.Mohamed returned to Canada roughly a month later after his mother and brother convinced him to come home, it said.Court heard Mohamed also encouraged others to join militants in Syria through social media, which he used under several pseudonyms. On one of his accounts, he described himself as “a supporter of international terrorism,” the statement said.While overseas, he tweeted a public invitation for others to join him, stressing how easy it was to enter through Turkey, court heard. On another occasion, he suggested it was easy to avoid detection from “security agencies” when travelling to Syria.Later tweets urged those who share his beliefs to move to “lands of jihad” or consider carrying out attacks in their own communities, the statement said.Mohamed left his mother’s home in Whitby, Ont., east of Toronto, in February of last year and was put under police surveillance, the document said. But Mohamed caught on, withdrew $3,500 and went offline, managing to evade police for several days, it said.His mother reported him missing to both local police and RCMP later that month.Police tracked Mohamed in March of last year to the University of Waterloo campus, where he was sleeping in empty rooms, the statement said. He was arrested on March 25.Officers found a black computer bag that belonged to him and that contained a large hunting knife, heavy work gloves, a wallet and two sets of keys, court heard.They obtained a warrant to search lockers that matched they keys and found a number of items, including pages of handwritten notes marked with the Arabic word for assassination, the document said.last_img read more

Man who beat raped and lit Marlene Bird on fire has no

first_imgThe Canadian PressPRINCE ALBERT, Sask. _ A psychologist says a man who beat, raped and then set a woman on fire is not necessarily at high risk to reoffend.Dr. Terry Nicholaichuk testified Monday at a hearing to determine whether Leslie Ivan Roderick Black should be declared a dangerous offender.Black pleaded guilty to attempted murder of Marlene Bird, who was burned so badly that doctors had to amputate both her legs after the June 2014 attack in Prince Albert, Sask.If Black is designated a dangerous offender, he will face an indeterminate prison sentence.Nicholaichuk, who was testifying for the defence, described Black as cognitively compromised, but not emotionless or sociopathic.He says Black requires intensive, long-term therapy, but does not have an ongoing “pattern of brutality” which makes an offender a high risk to the public.Nicholaichuk noted there is no peer-reviewed evidence to suggest a relationship between the level of harm done to a victim and rates of reoffending, but did say those who have shown an pattern of violence are highly likely to commit more violent crimes.“Mr. Black has many serious challenges to overcome if he is to survive in the community,” Nicholaichuk said. “He wants to be more successful but frankly he doesn’t have the skills.”If Black remains in prison, Nicholaichuk said, his treatment options will be severely limited. Nicholaichuk recommended Black serve his sentence in a British Columbia institution where he will be distanced from media coverage and have access to Indigenous cultural programming.A psychiatrist testified last week that officials can’t presume to understand Black and what he’s capable of given what he did to Bird even though he had no history of read more

Crans Montana Forum awards prizes for international figures committed to peace

Dakhla – The 27th Crans Montana Forum, held on March 17-22 in Dakhla, awarded, on Friday, prizes to several foreign figures for their tireless efforts and laudable actions in favor of peace, human dignity and freedom.During a ceremony chaired by health minister El Houssaine Louardi, the Forum’s council granted the 2016 Foundation Prize to the first lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani who brought a human touch to the management of public affairs in her country.In addition, golden medals were given to several personalities for their adherence to the Forum’s values, namely: Polish John Abraham Godson who is a human rights activist and a former MP, foreign minister of the Republic of Vanuatu Bruno Leingkone and former environment minister of the Solomon Islands John Moffat Fugui. On this occasion, the 2016 excellence label was given to the Port of Dakar. read more

Yes GOP Democrats can compromise on huge 11 trillion spending bill –

Yes, GOP, Democrats can compromise on huge $1.1 trillion spending bill – with election looming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press Posted Jan 14, 2014 1:32 am MDT Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, following a Democratic policy lunch. A massive $1.1 trillion spending bill, aimed at funding the government through October and putting to rest the bitter budget battles of last year, is getting generally positive reviews from House Republicans who are eager to avoid another shutdown crisis with elections looming. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON – A chastened Congress is putting aside the crisis-driven budget battles of the past three years, embracing a $1.1 trillion spending bill that restores or smooths the sharpest edges of the automatic cuts imposed as a result of its own dysfunction.The huge election-year legislation preserves the downward trajectory on government spending demanded by Republicans. Yet the bipartisan measure steaming through Congress also preserves President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and stricter regulation of financial markets — and deflects the most significant attempts by Republicans to rewrite environmental rules and force other changes.Lawmakers hope the compromise will show disgruntled voters before next fall’s midterm election that Washington — especially its unpopular Congress — can perform its most basic function of responsibly funding the government. The bravado that prompted tea party Republicans to force a government shutdown in hopes of derailing “Obamacare” is long gone, replaced by an election-year desire to focus attention on the administration’s troubled rollout of the health care law instead of lurching from crisis to crisis.“The average American looking at this, it looks pretty dysfunctional for the last couple of years,” said Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla. “We need to rack up some achievements here — not just for Republicans but for incumbents in general and for the institution.”There could still be bumps in the road. Congress needs to raise the government’s borrowing cap by the end of February or early March, and it’s unclear how big of a battle that will be.As for the 1,582-page compromise spending bill the GOP-led House is slated to pass Wednesday, it funds the operations of virtually every federal agency, making cuts and additions reflecting the trade-offs of divided government. While delivering relief from painful budget cuts and caps known as sequestration, it still imposes a 3 per cent cut on agency budgets relative to those approved last year before automatic reductions lopped about $60 billion from them.The measure doesn’t contain in-your-face victories for either side.The primary achievement is that there is an agreement in the first place. Last year’s collapse of the budget process was followed by a 16-day government shutdown and another brush with a disastrous default on U.S. debt. After the shutdown and debt crisis last fall, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., struck an agreement to avoid a repeat of the 5 per cent cut applied to domestic agencies last year and to prevent the Pentagon from absorbing about $20 billion in new cuts.At the White House, President Barack Obama expressed support for the compromise and urged Congress to “pass that funding measure as quickly as possible so that all these agencies have some certainty around their budgets.”The measure contains dozens of hard-fought agreements between Democrats and Republicans as it fleshes out the details of the budget deal that Congress passed last month. That pact gave relatively modest but much-sought relief to the Pentagon and to domestic agencies after the deep budget cuts of last year.Republicans were denied the ability to handcuff agencies responsible for implementing Obamacare and new Wall Street regulations, but they succeeded in curbing those budgets. Democrats won a big funding increase for Head Start early childhood education but were denied other money they wanted.The huge bill reflects the nuts-and-bolts culture of the appropriations process. That used to occupy Congress for month but came off the rails last year. Now, no item is too small: For instance, Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y., succeeded in blocking the Postal Service from selling a Depression-era post office in his Bronx district.The bill is laced with sweeteners. One provision exempts disabled veterans and survivors of military spouses from a pension cut enacted last month. The bill also contains increases for veterans’ medical care backed by both sides and fully funds the $6.7 billion budget for food aid for low-income pregnant women and their children.Yet the National Institutes of Health’s proposed budget of $29.9 billion falls short of the $31 billion budget it won when Democrats controlled Congress. Democrats did win a $100 million increase, to $600 million, for so-called TIGER grants for high-priority transportation infrastructure projects, a program that started with the 2009 stimulus bill.The spending bill would spare the Pentagon from a brutal second-wave cut of $20 billion in additional reductions on top of last year’s $34 billion sequestration cut, which led to furloughs of civilian employees and hit training and readiness accounts.It also contains a longstanding provision blocking the Postal Service from ending Saturday mail delivery and closing rural post offices, a rule that’s taking on greater importance as Congress contemplates cost-cutting steps for the post office.There’s plenty for various lawmakers to oppose, not the least of which was the closed process that delivered the measure to rank-and-file members as a take-it-or-leave it proposition. But many battle-weary lawmakers are willing to overlook that.Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., said the bill would get “our country off this notion of shutting the government down” and would allow Republicans to “keep the spotlight on some other issues that affect the other side that we think are very important,” a reference to the health care law that’s weighing politically on Democrats.Tea party favourites like Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, were slow to criticize the measure, which appears likely to pass the Senate no later than Saturday and probably before. Cruz was a key force in the politically disastrous strategy to shut down the government over funding of Obamacare. Outside groups like Heritage Action and Club for Growth lit into the bill and urged a “no” vote, but the effort lacks the passion of the fall shutdown showdown.Western Republicans from timber country were anxious about a cutoff of funding of federal payments in lieu of taxes to towns surrounded by federal lands but were reassured that the payments would be extended though separate legislation. Gulf Coast lawmakers praised a provision aimed at delaying federal flood insurance premium increases from new flood maps that have proven faulty, but the provision left in place other changes enacted in 2012.On Tuesday, the House by routine voice vote approved a short-term funding bill to extend the Senate’s deadline until midnight Saturday. The Senate was expected to follow suit. The current short-term spending bill expires at midnight Wednesday.___Associated Press writer Donna Cassata contributed to this report. read more

Used car market stays strong in Q1 with 2 million car transactions

More than 2 million used cars change hands in quarter one, a -4.8% decline but still the third highest Q1 level on record.AFV demand grows 15.9%, with sales of used, zero emission cars up more than a third (33.8%).Superminis remain most popular used purchase, while dual purpose transactions enjoy fastest growth. Britain’s used car market had a relatively solid start to the year, with sales surpassing 2 million in the first three months, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 2,031,661 vehicles changed hands, a -4.8% (-102,295 units) year-on-year decline compared with Q1 2017.Demand for petrol engine cars fell -9.7%, as diesel registrations rose 2.0% and interest in alternatively fuelled vehicles grew 15.9%, with some 24,697 hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric cars finding a new owner.In particular, zero emission electric cars enjoyed a surge in popularity, with demand rising 33.8% to 2,927 units, followed by hybrids, which rose 14.1%. Together they represented 1.2% of all used car transactions in the quarter, while petrol fuelled models took a 55.9% market share and diesel 42.8%.Elsewhere, trends closely followed the new car market, with black gaining ground to overtake silver/aluminium as the favourite used car colour, and blue, grey and white making up the rest of the top five. Superminis continued to be the most popular body type, followed by lower and upper medium, and then dual purpose – which enjoyed the fastest growth in Q1, up 12.8%, with more than 206,500 changing hands.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,Despite the overall decline in demand, the UK’s used car sector remains at a very high level and it’s great to see millions of consumers benefitting from some of the latest, safest and cleanest models now filtering into the market. To maintain this choice and make the fastest possible improvements to air quality, we need stability in the new car market. That means giving consumers confidence to trade in their older cars for the best new, low emission model to suit their needs – whatever the fuel type..Notes to editorsUsed car data supporting this release was sourced by SMMT from DVLA.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Expansion at Cerro Verde BHP to develop Orebody 24 Stornoway Diamond completes

first_imgThe latest issue of International Mining Project News, out today, has reports on 23 Prefeasibility Studies, 17 Feasibility studies, 38 projects in development, four new mines that have gone into production, five existing mines that are expanding, eight merger and acquisition announcements and many new appointments to new positions. The reports cover 39 gold projects, 22 copper, 12 iron ore, nine coal, eight silver, three each of molybdenum and zinc, two each of lithium, vanadium, titanium, potash, lead, manganese, rare earths and nickel and one of each of tin, magnesium, diamonds, silicon, cobalt, phosphate, zeolite and base metals. This fortnightly project watch is a great way of keeping up to date with your peers – other mining companies, other consultants or other engineering companies. These issues build into a global mine project overview. If you are a supplier – it is full of potential sales leads.Stornoway Diamond has announced the results of the Feasibility Study for the Renard Diamond Project located in North Central Québec. The FS outlines a combined open pit and underground mine plan and was prepared by SNC Lavalin with contributions from AMEC Americas for the design of the underground mine and diamond processing plant and G Mining Services for open pit mine design and cash flow analysis. 11 year reserve-based mine life with maximum diamond production peaking at 2.1 Mct/y, and averaging 1.7 Mct/y life of mine.BHP Billiton has approved a $822 million (BHP Billiton share $698 million) investment for the development of its Orebody 24 mine, located approximately 10 km north-east of Newman, Western Australia. Orebody 24 is a sustaining mine to maintain iron ore production output from the Newman Joint Venture operations. The new Orebody 24 mine will have a capacity of 17 Mt/y.Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold will, before the end of this year, present, the Environmental Impact Study for the expansion of the Cerro Verde copper-molybdenum mine.EMED Mining is getting closer to the re-opening of the Rio Tinto mine in Spain to produce approximately 37,000 t of copper-in-concentrate based on processing 9.0 Mt/y of ore.Kazakhstan’s state mining company,  Tau-Ken Samruk,  plans to begin construction of a third gold refinery next year to process an expected increase in volumes of the precious metal, the country’s Industry Ministry said. The refinery will have a capacity to produce 25 t/y of bullion and could cost up to $30 million to build.Beadell Resources has announced that the first drawdown for $30 million from the company’s $90 million project finance facility has occurred. Managing Director, Peter Bowler: “This is another very important milestone for Beadell as we continue unabated to make good on our strategy to commence gold production at Tucano between April and June 2012. Construction and mining continues apace.”Deep Yellow has announced that its wholly owned Namibian operating subsidiary, Reptile Uranium Namibia (RUN) has submitted the Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIA) to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) for the Shiyela iron project. The project is located entirely within its 100% held Exclusive Prospecting Licence 3496. The EIA incorporates an assessment for a mine initially producing 2 Mt/y of a high quality magnetite product, which could be expanded to 7.5 Mt/y depending on port capacity, ongoing exploration success and market economics.Oracle Coalfields, the UK developer of a 14,000 Mt coal resource in the south-eastern desert of the Sindh Province, Pakistan, has announced that its 80% owned subsidiary, Sindh Carbon Energy, has submitted an application for a 30 year mining lease, with a 30 year extension, for the company’s Block VI Thar Coalfield Project.Legend International Holdings plans to begin phosphate rock production and sales operations from its Paradise rock deposits in Australia for domestic value added sales and exports.Ausenco has been awarded a A$45 million Create phase engineering services contract for the $1.8 billion Bozshakol copper project owned by Kazakhmys. Ausenco Minerals and Metals business will be providing engineering services for the concentrator plant that is expected to have a throughput of around 28 28 Mt/y.Poseidon Nickel has submitted a detailed Mining Proposal for the Mount Windarra Mine to the Western Australian Government in order to seek approval to both restart mining operations and to build a processing plant on the site. The proposal includes mining up to 500,000 t/y ore from Mount Windarra with an initial mine life of six years.Altona Mining has exposed the Kylylahti orebody for the first time at a vertical depth of 150 m. This is an important milestone in Altona’s path to copper production in Finland; first concentrate production is expected in the first quarter of 2012.In Botswana, both Hana Mining and Discovery Metals have news from their exciting copper projects.Polar Star Mining has begun production at its Chépica epithermal gold-silver-copper mine in central Chile.Minefinders has approved the construction of a mill, expected to have a minimum capacity of 6,500 t/d, and the development of an underground resource at its Dolores mine.Monument Mining has advised that the Phase III gold plant expansion construction at the Selinsing Gold Mine is approximately 30% complete and is progressing as planned targeting completion by May 2012. The Phase III expansion is estimated to cost $8.1 million. Its objective is to increase capacity of the gold treatment processing plant from 400,000 t/y to some 1 Mt/y through installation of an additional crusher, a primary ball mill, three leach tanks, and other improvements to the gold room, detox circuit, tailing pipelines and pumping system.In New Zealand Solid Energy is applying to the Grey District and West Coast Regional Councils for resource consents which would support the company’s exploration of a substantial resource of export-grade hard coking coal near Greymouth.Full details on all these projects and information on and contacts for many, many more are to be found in the November 18 issue of International Mining Project News….To receive the full report, subscriptions to this service can be registered and paid for on-line (SUBSCRIBE TO IM PROJECT NEWS BUTTTON), or contact for a free trial copy.last_img read more

Google teams up with automakers to bring Android to cars

first_imgGOOGLE HAS TEAMED up with a number of automakers to bring its Android platform to cars.The Open Automotive Alliance, which consists of Audi, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai and chipmaker Nvidia, will bring a specially-designed Android system to vehicles.The first cars with Android integration are expected to arrive at the end of the year.Google hopes to add more automakers to the group over time and said that it will “enthusiastically work” with any company that’s wants to integrate the service into their cars.The group has already been in touch with US government agencies like the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to ensure the new system doesn’t distract drivers while they’re on the road.With the global auto industry expected to reach 85 million sales this year, the move gives Android another opportunity to add to the one billion smartphone and tablet activations it has.This isn’t the first time that automakers have teamed up with technology companies. Ford Motors and Microsoft teamed up to create SYNC while Apple has partnered with a number of car companies to allow for Siri integration.Read: Take an inside peek inside one of Google’s most controversial projects >Read: Spain watchdog fines Google €900,000 for privacy ‘violations’ >last_img read more

Staff held at knifepoint during robbery at Mace shop in Carlow this

first_img Share40 Tweet Email1 Short URL The man threatened staff at the shop in Carlow 16,526 Views Staff held at knifepoint during robbery at Mace shop in Carlow this morning The incident happened in Bennekerry on the Hacketstown Road at 8am this morning. Image: Facebook By Sean Murraycenter_img 7 Comments Sunday 19 Feb 2017, 7:43 PM The man threatened staff at the shop in Carlow Image: Facebook GARDAÍ IN CARLOW are trying to trace a man who robbed a Mace shop at Bennekerry on the Hacketstown Road at 8am this morning.Pictures from the CCTV camera show the man obscuring his face as he enters the shop.A garda spokesperson said that the man produced a knife and threatened staff, demanding them to hand over money from the tills.He is believed to left the scene with a sum of cash.His face remains covered throughout, but the man wore a white jacket, black trousers and is believed to have fled the scene on foot in the direction of Carlow town.No one was injured, and the scene was preserved for technical examination.In a Facebook post, the shop owner said that the man had “traumatised his staff” in the process of the robbery.The owner also urged anyone who may have seen anything or was in the area at the time to come forward with information. Source: FacebookRead: Gardaí probe fatal stabbing after man left dead at Tallaght houseRead: Gardaí seize more guns and ammunition – this time in Dublin’s north inner city Feb 19th 2017, 7:43 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Sécurité sociale de nouvelles mesures pour combler le déficit

first_imgSécurité sociale : de nouvelles mesures pour combler le déficitHier, le gouvernement a présenté le projet de loi de financement de la Sécurité Sociale pour l’année 2012. Celui-ci inclut de nombreuses mesures destinées à réduire les dépenses afin de combler le déficit de l’assurance maladie. Les comptes de la Sécurité sociale sont toujours dans le rouge, mais la situation semble s’arranger. Hier, le gouvernement a présenté le projet de loi de financement de la sécurité sociale (PLFSS) pour l’année 2012 et ainsi fait le point sur les progrès effectués. “Entre 2010 et 2012, nous serons parvenus à réduire de 40 % le déficit du régime général et à diviser par deux celui de la branche assurance-maladie”, s’est félicitée la ministre du Budget Valérie Pécresse. L’Etat entend donc bien poursuivre les efforts réalisés et a énuméré les mesures prises pour combler davantage le déficit, dont certaines auront un effet direct sur les dépenses des Français.À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Parmi celles-ci, on note par exemple les mesures concernant le secteur des médicaments. D’ici peu, les traitements sous brevet et les génériques afficheront une baisse de leur prix grâce notamment à la baisse des marges des grossistes répartiteurs. De plus, comme l’ont suggéré il y a peu les fabricants, les génériques, moins chers, feront l’objet d’une grande campagne destinée à encourager la prescription auprès des médecins et des pharmaciens.  Au contraire, une liste de médicaments jugés comme inefficaces sera prochainement établie par la Haute autorité de santé et le ministère de la Santé et conduira à une suppression de leur prise en charge. Côté mutuelle, l’augmentation, de 3,5% à 7%, de la taxe sur les conventions d’assurance “solidaires et responsables”, qui constituent l’essentiel des contrats proposés, pourrait être répercutée sur les cotisations des assurés. Par ailleurs, les indemnités journalières (IJ) de maladie (proportionnelles au salaire) baisseront, en raison d’un changement de leur mode de calcul par l’Assurance maladie qui entend bien de plus renforcer ses contrôles sur les IJ.+ 6% pour le tabac Enfin, comme déjà annoncé, le gouvernement va relever plusieurs taxes à la consommation. Ceci concernera la vente de tabac qui verra en 2012 sa taxe augmenter de 6% supplémentaires, qui s’ajouteront au 6% déjà prévus pour octobre 2011. De même, pour les boissons alcoolisées dont les taxes augmenteront également. Quant à la fameuse taxe sur les boissons à sucres ajoutés, le gouvernement n’y a pas renoncé malgré les nombreuses critiques et entend augmenter le prix moyen d’une canette de un centime. Le 23 septembre 2011 à 12:29 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Stuart Pearce worried about the form of Harry Kane

first_imgFormer England coach Stuart Pearce says he is concerned about Harry Kane and his overall performance at the World Cup and at the start of the season with Tottenham.Kane won the golden boot at the World Cup in Russia and has managed to score two goals in four Premier League matches this season, which were his league goals ever in August.When asked if his overall performance worried him, Pearce told Sky Sports: “Yeah, I did in the summer, I’m realistic enough to know that winning the golden boot at a World Cup, that is special, make no mistake about that.“But I think his performances over the seven games were OK and the longer the tournament went on, the more his performances diminished in many ways.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I don’t know if we need to get more help to him on the pitch because he’s going to be England’s centre-forward for the next however many years because of the character he is, the person he is there’s no doubt.“If he doesn’t score the goals for England I would worry about where we’re going to go as a national team.“I see it as two-fold with Harry. There’s a new-found respect for him and that means defenders are on high alert, which will nullify him in some ways. And secondly, when you play against Tottenham now, because people respect them as one of the big six, they defend a lot deeper and there’s less room. I don’t think that suits Dele Alli or Harry Kane.“We set up teams against them at West Ham last year and we felt if you pushed up and left space for those two, they’re going to hurt us but bank up behind the ball and play on the counter-attack and they found it very difficult to break any shackles that we’d put on them. They’re getting that now at Tottenham, Harry especially.”last_img read more

Paqueta feels great with AC Milan

first_imgThe Brazilian youngster has signed with Italian Lega Serie A club AC Milan and he was presented to the media today.Brazilian footballer Lucas Paqueta has left Flamengo in his native country to join Italian Lega Serie A side AC Milan.“I feel great. I’m happy and I already feel very involved. I want to thank everyone for the faith that has been placed in me and I hope to repay this out on the pitch,” he explained on the club’s official website.“Milan are a great team with a decorated history. They’ve won it all. Receiving the call from Leonardo was important.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“He presented the project to me and, together with my family, we said yes to AC Milan because it was the best choice,” he added.“I’m a technical player and one that’s always looking to understand how the game changes. I’m an attacking player, I have a good physique and I like to put myself about, with and without the ball, while also creating play and looking to score.”“I chose No.39 because it was my first number at Flamengo. I hope it can bring me luck here at AC Milan,” he explained.“I prefer to play in midfield but I’ve also played further forward. I am at the Coach’s disposal and I’m here to give my all”.last_img read more

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IDG Well Be in Print As Long as it Makes Sense

first_imgCarrigan also describedwhat he called the “Holy Grail” of online. CHICAGO—The 2009 FOLIO:Growth Summit kicked off here Monday with a keynote from Source Media CEO JimMalkin, who discussed why content—both print and online—can no longer be free,reasons to keep editors incentivized, and, of course, how monetization is thekey to it all.In a luncheon keynote, IDG CEO Bob Carrigan said his company looks at print as “profitgeneration.” “We don’t subsidize orinvest in it,” Carrigan said. “It gives us a great advantage as part ofthe entire package, and we are going to be in print as long as it makessense.” Back in 2007, IDG decided to make its IT newsweeklytitle, InfoWorld, Web-only when the printpublication was showing financial losses. “If it [print] doesn’tmake sense, we’re not attached to it,” he said. “When they find you through organic search—that’s the HolyGrail,” Carrigan said. IDG’s strategy, which has featured digital asthe main event in recent years, has changed from a revenue mix of 74/16/10percent print/event/online in 2002 to a 38/20/42 percent last year.Content is King A large focus for boththe large and small publisher tracks at this year’s summit was how content canbe used as a lead generation tool and can drive an online audience. “If contentis king, monetization is God,” said e.Republic CEO Dennis McKenna ofhis company’s mantra.Speaking to smallpublishers during a session entitled “The Role of Executive Leadership inDeveloping an E-Media Business Strategy,” McKenna outlined theimportance of publishers move from the role of an “infomediary” to a catalyst,particularly in the money-making potential of the digital space. The issuethat most editors have in the developing this online space, he said, is thatthey “only value print reader, not the online reader.” McKenna said he anticipatesthe most important jobs in the future of media to be community organizers,content producers and strategists, search optimization wizards, and mediaintegration officers.The days of atraditional masthead of just editors and publishers are long over, he said.last_img read more

2 to die 8 get life terms for killing NSU student

first_imgA Kushtia court on Wednesday sentenced two people to death and eight others to life term imprisonment for killing a student of North South University (NSU) after abduction in 2014, reports UNB.Those awarded death penalty are Rakibul Islam Bappy and Md Sumon.The lifers are Zuhaim Khandakar alias Shuvo, Hridoy, Sumon, Alif, Sajedul, Nayan, Sajib, Minhaz and Milon.According to the case statement, the convicts kidnapped Towhidul Islam Lipu, 21, on 31 August 2014 and demanded Tk 30 million from his family as ransom.Lipu’s father filed a case with Kushtia Model police station on 4 September.Failing to realise the ransom money the kidnappers killed Lipu and dumped his body in the Padma River.Kushtia additional district and sessions judge AMB Mahmudul Haque handed down the verdict.last_img

Selfieseeking Thai tourist bitten by crocodile

first_imgThe incident took place on Sunday afternoon in Khao Yai, a popular national park filled with dense jungle hiking trails and waterfalls three hours north of Bangkok.“She wanted to take selfie with the crocodile who was lying down near a stream,” a park official told AFP, asking not to be named because he did not have the authority to speak to the media.“It was startled and bit her on her on the leg.”The official said two crocodiles had made their home on that particular section of the park for years with warning signs laid out.“I guess that she wanted to see it for real,” he added.Local media posted pictures of park rangers dressed in camouflage carrying the 47-year-old victim strapped to a stretcher, a thick bandage wrapped around her knee.Another shot showed a ranger pointing to a pool of blood close to a sign saying in Thai and English “Danger Crocodile No Swimming”.The victim was taken to hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.Siamese crocodiles were once ubiquitous across South East Asia but their populations have been decimated in the last century by hunting and habitat loss.They are currently listed as critically endangered on the IUCN’s red list.In Thailand there are just a handful of wild populations left in central and western national parks. A French tourist was bitten by a crocodile inside a Thai national park as she tried to get close to the fearsome animal to take a selfie, an official said on Monday. Most tourists will only see them in crocodile parks, many of which have been criticised by animal rights groups for controversial feeding practices.last_img read more

Call of Duty Elite subscription includes TV series

first_imgIn order to get gamers to pay a subscription to play an FPS there has to be some seriously good incentives. For Call of Duty Elite, I think it’s going to take more than detailed stats and free map packs to get gamers opening their wallets for a monthly payment.According to The Guardian this morning, Activision Blizzard is planning some serious content for subscribers, including a TV series based on COD.The idea behind the CODE service is to generate more and regular revenue from one of the best selling video game series in history. In order to do that, the service needs compelling content as well as features gamers want to use above and beyond the usual gameplay. So Activision approached Hollywood and got some talent on board to create a TV show.The details of exactly what this show will be about, and what form it takes, are few and far between. All we know so far is it is based in the COD universe, and will take the form of a web TV series. We don’t know if that series will be the actual COD engine and characters with voiceover or a live-action affair.This could be a long-form version of Red vs. Blue in the COD universe, or it could be a serious real-life war drama. The level of quality and forethought that goes into it will really show Activision’s commitment to making CODE work for the long term.The official website for CODE appeared yesterday, and one of the introductory features is a video entitled “The Legend of Karl“. Does this give us some idea of what to expect quality wise from the TV series?Read more at The Guardianlast_img read more

A statistical study of the hot streak

first_img A meteoroid smashed into the side of a crater on Mars and then started a landslide © 2018 More information: Lu Liu et al. Hot streaks in artistic, cultural, and scientific careers, Nature (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0315-8AbstractThe hot streak—loosely defined as ‘winning begets more winnings’—highlights a specific period during which an individual’s performance is substantially better than his or her typical performance. Although hot streaks have been widely debated in sports, gambling and financial markets over the past several decades, little is known about whether they apply to individual careers. Here, building on rich literature on the lifecycle of creativity, we collected large-scale career histories of individual artists, film directors and scientists, tracing the artworks, films and scientific publications they produced. We find that, across all three domains, hit works within a career show a high degree of temporal regularity, with each career being characterized by bursts of high-impact works occurring in sequence. We demonstrate that these observations can be explained by a simple hot-streak model, allowing us to probe quantitatively the hot streak phenomenon governing individual careers. We find this phenomemon to be remarkably universal across diverse domains: hot streaks are ubiquitous yet usually unique across different careers. The hot streak emerges randomly within an individual’s sequence of works, is temporally localized, and is not associated with any detectable change in productivity. We show that, because works produced during hot streaks garner substantially more impact, the uncovered hot streaks fundamentally drive the collective impact of an individual, and ignoring this leads us to systematically overestimate or underestimate the future impact of a career. These results not only deepen our quantitative understanding of patterns that govern individual ingenuity and success, but also may have implications for identifying and nurturing individuals whose work will have lasting impact. An international team of researchers has conducted a statistical analysis of hot streaks to learn more about this mysterious facet of human nature. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes how they conducted their study and what they found. Credit: CC0 Public Domain A hot streak is a commonly used term to describe a series of successful ventures—for example, winning hand after hand in poker, making multiple three-point shots in a basketball game, or winning several games in a row. It is generally tied to human achievement and is steeped in folklore—particularly in sports and gambling. But is it a real thing? And if so, are there characteristics involved with it that could help explain how and why they occur?To learn more about hot streaks in general, the researchers studied them as they occurred in three fields with measurable data: artistry, filmmaking and scientific research. Artistic hot streaks, they figured, could be measured by sales price and volume. Filmmaking hot streaks could be measured using box office tallies—and scientific hot streaks could be measured by looking at citation numbers. The researchers obtained data from art auctions, the IMDb database and research paper databases, respectively.After applying a number of statistical techniques to their data, the researchers came away with several conclusions. The first is that the hot streak does appear to be a real phenomenon. And it happened to most of those individuals they studied—91 percent of artists who sold their work at auctions, for example, experienced a hot streak. The same was true for 92 percent of movie directors and 90 percent of research scientists. But they also found that it was rare for people in any of the three fields to experience more than one hot streak. They also found that the span of time for hot streaks across the three fields was relatively similar—5.7 years on average for artists, 5.2 for directors and 3.7 for research scientists.Interestingly, the researchers found that having a hot streak did not seem to be tied to productivity—very few of those studied produced any more than they did during times when they were not experiencing a hot streak. Also, hot streaks could occur at almost any time during a person’s career. The researchers note also that they could find no measurable data that might help explain why hot streaks occurred.center_img Journal information: Nature Explore further Citation: A statistical study of the hot streak (2018, July 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

3 Free Apps to Help You Network Like a Pro

first_img 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. May 30, 2013 As the saying goes, it’s not what you know but who you know that can get you ahead in the world of business. While it also helps if you’re amazing at what you do, there’s no question that networking can help you get further faster.If you’re working on building your startup but need a professional connection or two to take it to the next level, these three networking apps can help you collect new contacts and keep track of the ones you have.1. INTROThe designers of this app believe that talented people are all connected by no more than two degrees of separation. Since you already have so much in common, all you need is a third party to introduce the two of you and that’s where INTRO comes in.The app uses your LinkedIn and Facebook connections to find new people with the same interests then it automatically sends you an introduction card that you can accept or decline. If you’re looking for someone with a specific skill, you can initiate a search and send an invite. INTRO will automatically find people near your location but you can use the “teleport” button to find people located elsewhere in the world.INTRO is free for iPhone and Android. You must login with either a Facebook or LinkedIn account.Related: Mobile Apps to Make Business Travel Easier2. BrewsterThis app gathers all of your contacts from your phone, your email address book, LinkedIn and Facebook and merges them into one searchable address book. With Brewster, you can find all of the contact information for, say, all of the developers you’ve met. Or all the people who worked at a specific company or everyone associated with your child’s Little League team.Once you’ve organized your contacts, Brewster helps you keep in touch using lists. You can see who is currently trending on social media and who is in your area so you can meet up. Pay special attention to the “Losing Touch” list. If you value these contacts, take a moment to reach out and reconnect.Brewster is free for iPhone and you must connect through either Facebook or Twitter to use the app.3. BumpSometimes all you get is a brief moment to make contact with someone. You’re about to board a plane or you have to get on an important call. With Bump, all you have to do is literally bump smartphones and you’ve instantly traded contact information. It’s faster than digging out a business card and often more practical since cards can be easy to lose or forget to bring with you.You can also use Bump to instantly share your resume, business plan or any document on your phone. The downside is that the other person also has to have the Bump app installed on his or her device. But it works with both iOS and Android so device preference should be less of an issue.If you need to change your contact information, send a single remote update to everyone who bumped you in the past. Bump is free but it does require a strong internet connection and standard data rates will apply.Related: How to Apply PR Skills at Networking Events Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »last_img read more