French general to head UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon

General Pellegrini, 57, will take over from Maj. Gen. Lalit Mohan Tewari of India as head of the 2,000-strong UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) starting in mid-February, a spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced today.UNIFIL was created in 1978 to confirm Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, restore peace and security and help Beirut restore its effective authority over the area.General Pellegrini served in Sarajevo and Mostar in 1995-96 with the UN Protection Force in the former Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization-led Implementation Force (IFOR).Currently the Special Adviser on Africa and the Middle East to the French Chief of Defence Staff, General Pellegrini has held various military appointments both in his country and abroad during a career spanning over three decades. read more

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Ban says Europes border restrictions not in line with international law or

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with José Manuel García Margallo, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Spain, in Madrid. UN Photo/Evan Schneider Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) addresses a joint press conference with José Manuel García Margallo, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Spain, in Madrid. UN Photo/Evan Schneider Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with José Manuel García Margallo, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Spain, in Madrid. UN Photo/Evan Schneider At a press conference in Madrid alongside Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo, the Secretary-General said that so far, the cessation of hostilities in Syria endorsed late last week by the UN Security Council “is by and large holding, despite some incidents.” “I call on all parties to continue to keep their promises and demonstrate their good faith, particularly to allow the delivery of vital humanitarian aid to besieged areas,” said the UN chief, noting that some people in those areas have not received aid for months or even years. “Many people may have starved to death, or died from a lack of routine healthcare,” he explained. Expressing his appreciation of the work of the Task Force on the Cessation of Hostilities and the leadership demonstrated by the members of the International Syrian Support Group (ISSG) and particularly as co-Chairs, the United States and Russia, Mr. Ban called on everyone involved to build on the cessation of hostilities and prepare the groundwork for the resumption of talks on 9 March. Earlier in the day, the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, announced that intra-Syrian peace talks he has been mediating in Geneva will resume next Wednesday. The announcement of the resumption of the discussions comes just days after the UN Security Council unanimously endorsed the joint statement announced last week by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as co-chairs of the ISSG Ceasefire Taskforce, on the terms of a nationwide cessation of hostilities, which has been in effect since Saturday, 27 February. The ISSG is comprised of the Arab League, the European Union, the United Nations, and 17 countries, including the United States and Russia, who have been seeking a path forward for several months. At the press conference in the Spanish capital, Mr. Ban noted that the country is currently serving on the Security Council and he urge it to continue its constructive role, calling Spain a “steadfast contributor” to UN peacekeeping operations, and a strong supporter of conflict prevention and mediation. ‹ › “As a member of the Friends of Western Sahara, Spain is an integral part of United Nations efforts to resolve that complex situation. I will be visiting the region in the next few days and I thank the Spanish Government for its support of this mission,” stated the Secretary-General. Turning to the plight of refugees and asylum-seekers fleeing across the Mediterranean, Mr. Ban said that in his talks with the Foreign Minister, he had expressed concern over the border restrictions that are being imposed along land routes. “These restrictions are not in line with international law or with common human decency. Every asylum seeker has the right to have his or her application considered individually,” underscored the Secretary-General adding that he is grateful for Spain’s support for the principle of responsibility-sharing, and calling on other European countries to act in the same spirit. This would be a key theme at the Summit on large movements of refugees and migrants, to be held on 19 September in New York this year. He also noted that The World Humanitarian Summit, to be held 23-24 May in Istanbul, would be an opportunity to agree on ways to better protect people, prepare for crises and ensure the funding we need to help all those caught up in natural and man- made disasters. read more

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Black Women Say Title IX Discriminates Against Them

At a gathering in Harlem last week at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, several African-American women came together for a forum during which they accused the federal Title IX law of discriminating against black women.Women of all ages and backgrounds were at the meeting, from an 88-year-old grandmother to a 21-year-old recent college graduate, from executives at sports foundations to several recently retired athletes, but theyall shared one common goal: To widen sports opportunities for black women.Forty years ago President Richard M. Nixon signed the statute known today as Title IX, which declared, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” The legislation only talked about gender inequality in sports, but failed to address racial inequality. It opened many doors for white female athletes, but for black female athletes the benefits are yet to be seen, the women claimed.“If we don’t advocate for black women, who will we have to be the first to advocate for ourselves? We have to be the first ones at the table,” said Tina Sloan Green, the co-founder and president of the Black Women in Sport Foundation in Philadelphia. “We’ve got to take charge of our agenda.”The Aspen Institute Sports and Society Program also held a meeting in Washington that discussed a similar topic. They addressed the gap of opportunity between white female athletes and all female athletes of color, not just African Americans.The group in Washington believed that the gap in opportunity wasn’t necessarily intentional; the group of women who met in Harlem, on the other hand, begs to differ.“These white women don’t want us to compete with them. They want their kids to get the scholarships,” Green said. “They give us all kinds of awards, but when it comes to distributing money, it’s a whole other story.”According to a 2007 report by the United States Department of Education, white girls had a 51 percent participation rate in sports among high school sophomores. For black girls, the participation rate dropped to 40 percent. The percentages dropped lower for Asian/Pacific Islanders and Hispanics, whose participation rate was 34 percent and 32 percent, respectively.According to the New York Times, Title IX has also decreased the number of female coaches by allowing more men to coach female sports teams, especially in basketball and soccer. read more

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eCobalt commences preconstruction activities on the Idaho cobalt project

first_imgeCobalt Solutions reports an update on its feasibility study and recently initiated pre-construction activities on its 100% owned Idaho Cobalt Project (ICP) in anticipation of final FS receipt expected later in September. The ICP is the only near term, environmentally permitted and primary cobalt project located in the USA.  In 2016 eCobalt commissioned the FS with Micon International and SNC-Lavalin.Paul Farquharson, President & CEO of eCobalt commented, “We are encouraged by the recent progress and preliminary results of the feasibility study. As we anticipate results to be filed in September, we are fast tracking key pre-construction activities at the mine site this fall in preparation for the expected recommencement of construction in 2018 after project financing is completed”.  He continued, “The recent addition of Floyd Varley, COO, and LLee Chapman, VP Administration has proven instrumental in the advancement of the ICP towards these pivotal goals.”The FS study is in its final stage with mine design and schedule and CPF design completed. Since the last FS update, Small Mine Development (SMD) has provided cost inputs for the final optimized mine schedule which was delivered to Micon for mine and mill capex estimation.  SMD, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, has a solid reputation for providing safe, productive and innovative underground, hardrock mining solutions.A draft capex summary is expected early in September for client review. This draft summary is expected to allow the company to rapidly update economic iterations using varying input parameters to determine optimal cash flows and revenue timing.  The completed financial and reserve analysis, along with supporting reports, are expected to be completed for release in September.In anticipation of the receipt of the final FS, the company has initiated pre-construction activities at the ICP mine site. These select tasks are designed to minimize cash expenditures and timelines to recommence construction activities in 2018.  These tasks are currently being reviewed by the Forest Service and other stakeholders for input and approval.  Tasks under consideration include:Mile Post 8: This is a section of access road to the mine site that requires additional work to allow for longer length haulage trucks to deliver the existing ICP pre-purchased equipment currently stored in the Company’s warehouse in Salmon, Idaho, up to the mine site for assemblyTransportation of stockpiled gravel up to the site to be used for construction materialMobilizing the company owned crusher to the siteBurying of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System water discharge pipelineBurial of on-site septic tanksRemediation of tailings waste storage facility drainagesInstallation of temporary power for construction.Initial feedback from the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service is encouraging and they are supportive of moving the project from care and maintenance status into construction and operational status.After a positive review of the geotechnical drilling results from the Blackfoot industrial property located in southern Idaho, the purchase of the property was completed last week. This has allowed the company to initiate the permitting of the site for construction and operation and further assess and finalize engineering requirements. The Blackfoot property was chosen for its excellent infrastructure including low cost electrical grid power, paved road, adjacent rail, potable water, and access to the local municipal water treatment plant. In addition, Blackfoot is located along Highway 15 between Pocatello and Idaho Falls giving the company access to a large pool of skilled labour.The ICP is comprised of the mine/mill site located in Lemhi County, Idaho, near the town of Salmon, Idaho and the Cobalt Production Facility (CPF), a stand-alone hydrometallurgical facility to be located in Southern Idaho. The CPF will process concentrates from the M/M into cobalt, copper and gold end products. The project is slated to produce the equivalent of 1,500 t of high purity cobalt sulphate annually over a projected mine life of 12.5 years.last_img read more

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NSW parliament recognises Greek genocide

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A motion recognising the Greek, Assyrian and Armenian genocide was passed unanimously by the Parliament of NSW Legislative Council, after the request of the Assyrian Universal Alliance, the Australian Hellenic Council and the Armenian National Committee. While in 1997 the NSW Parliament passed a motion recognising the genocide of the Armenians, on Wednesday 1 May the House recognised that between 1914-1923, Greeks and Assyrians were subjected to qualitatively similar genocides by the then Ottoman Government.The motion passed reads that the NSW Parliament “condemns the genocides of the Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks, and all other acts of genocide as the ultimate act of intolerance”. The motion also called on the Commonwealth Government to condemn the genocides of the Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks.“This recognition will act as a powerful counter to those, especially in present-day Turkey, who still ignore or deny outright the genocides of the Ottoman Christian minorities,” said Mr Hermiz Shahen, the Deputy Secretary General of the Assyrian Universal Alliance. In his announcement, Mr Shahen thanked the Australian Hellenic Council and the Armenian National Committee, whose cooperation on the issue was crowned with Wednesday’s genocide recognition by the NSW Parliament.According to Assyria Times, the member of the NSW Legislative Council and President of the Australian Christian Party Fred Nile, was responsible for moving the motion on 30 April and the rectification of the historical injustice. Mr Nile also demanded that the State of Turkey recognises and apologises for the Genocide. “In remembering these events, we do not seek to apportion blame. This is a matter of history, and history must neither be erased nor forgotten.”“People of our great state donated generously to save the lives of those who had reached sanctuary in Greece, French Syria, British Iraq and British Palestine. The story of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides are a part of the Australian story and deserve their rightful place in that narrative,” Fred Nile said in his adjournment speech.“When the Anzacs landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula, there were Greek people living there, tilling the soil and fishing the waters. There were also Turkish tax collectors, police and soldiers. The non-Turks are the people who were deported; these are the people who were massacred during World War I and after,” Nile said.In his speech, Fred Nile referred specifically to Dr Panayiotis Diamadis and Mr Vicken Babkenian, Directors of the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, whose pioneering research into the Australia’s relationship to the Armenian, Greeks and Assyrian Genocides has returned to the light of day this issue for the people of New South Wales. “Recognition of historical events, and above all the recognition of genocide, is a human right issue and is very much a part of the Australian story. It’s not a foreign problem that has been brought to this country. For our community, it’s recognition of some of the pioneers of the community who came here directly from Pontos and Asia Minor, especially in Victoria. It’s recognition of their heritage and it’s a very important step politically for our community, in showing that these issues are not just a hundred years old problems that we can forget about, but are very much current because of the impact they have on generations later. These are not historic issues, but issues of international law and human rights essentially,” Panayiotis Diamadis, director of the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies told Neos Kosmos.Dr Diamadis said it took long time to convince political parties and conduct a research that would prove the genocide was not a matter of foreign policy, but an Australian story, with Australian own servicemen witnessing the suffering of Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks. “This is why the Australian Institute of Genocide studies specifically focuses on the Australian relationship – Australian eye witnesses, Australian aid activists who helped rebuild refugees’ lives, making it part of Australian story. We now want to bring it to Australian curriculum of the history for schools, as part of the existing subjects.” For Dr Panayiotis Diamadis, it has been a “great honour” to contribute to the research and the recognition of the Genocide in the NSW Parliament.“It’s another step forward. Our ultimate goal is to have a similar resolution in Federal Parliament. We have been working towards it for years – we believe the support is growing, but there are still especially political concerns to get over. We believe that with education we can educate our parliamentarians to see that this is not just a foreign policy issue, it’s a human rights issue, it’s a legal issue, and very much it’s part of the Australian story,” Dr Diamandis said.New South Wales Parliament became the second Australian state to recognise the Greek, Assyrian and Armenian Genocide.The parliament of South Australia became the first legislative body in the world to recognise the genocide of the Assyrians and Greeks in 2009.last_img read more

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Energy tops talks agenda between Azeris and Greeks

first_imgPrime Minister Antonis Samaras and visiting Azeri President Ilham Aliyev discussed two major investments that promise to draw much-needed revenue – the privatization of Greece’s gas transmission network (DESFA) and the construction of the Trans Adriatic Gas Pipeline (TAP), that would cross Greece.At a meeting of Greek and Azeri entrepreneurs in Athens, both leaders emphasized the deepening of bilateral relations and the prospects for economic cooperation. Noting that the two countries “have grown very close recently,” Samaras pointed to prospects “beyond energy,” mentioning trade, tourism and agriculture as potential areas for cooperation. Samaras described Azerbaijan as a leading player in the Caucus region and Greece as a “gateway” for energy, trade and tourism from Asia to Europe. Aliyev, for his part, hailed Greece as a “strong player in the region and a long-term partner,” adding that TAP was not just an energy project but a way to “bring our relations to a higher level.”According to sources, Aliyev’s talks with Samaras and other top officials on Monday focused on the progress of the two projects, particularly that of the DESFA sell-off, which has been delayed for a year due to objections by the European Commission’s competition authorities. Greek officials conveyed to their Azeri counterparts the EC’s reassurances that the project will be completed in the fall, the sources said. The fact that Greece’s energy regulator, RAE, recently provided officials in Brussels with details confirming DESFA’s compliance with EU competition laws is believed to have removed the final obstacles to the transfer of the state’s 66 percent stake in DESFA to Azeri state energy company Socar.Socar is also involved in the much-vaunted TAP – a European drive to create an alternative to Russian gas imports. TAP involves Greece, Italy and Albania, which early last year signed a deal foreseeing the construction of a pipeline to deliver Caspian natural gas to the European Union.At a working lunch, Greek and Azeri officials discussed a series of practical problems holding up the pipeline project, including objections by residents in Kavala and Serres in northern Greece, and in Apulia, southern Italy. Greek officials expressed confidence that they could overcome local objections so that building can progress smoothly on the Greek section of the project.The visit to Athens by Aliyev, who also met his Greek counterpart Karolos Papoulias, PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos and other top government officials, came just a few days before another, equally significant, arrival.Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is due in Athens on Thursday for what authorities hope will mark the beginning of a boost in bilateral trade relations with several investments expected to be signed. Li is expected to stress Beijing’s interest in the Piraeus and Thessaloniki port authorities, Athens International Airport, Trainose, which is the operating arm of the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE), and other state-controlled assets that are slated for privatization.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE 69 use annual employee surveys to measure engagement

first_imgAlmost two-thirds (65%) of respondents believe that staff are either moderately engaged (46%) or very engaged (19%) with benefits within their organisation. Yet more than a quarter (27%) state that employees are only partially engaged with the benefits available to them, and, somewhat worryingly, 5% say staff are not at all engaged with benefits. EXCLUSIVE: More than two-thirds (69%) of employer respondents who measure employee engagement use annual employee surveys to do so, according to research by Employee Benefits and Xerox HR Services.The Benefits research 2016, which surveyed a total of 338 employer respondents, also found that 21% use pulse-style surveys to measure staff engagement.Around one in 10 (8%) respondents utilise employee engagement platforms to measure staff engagement levels.Almost a fifth (18%) of respondents do not measure employee engagement levels.Of those respondents that do not currently measure employee engagement, 40% intend to start doing so, and 43% are unsure whether or not they will begin to do so. Meanwhile, less than one-fifth (17%) of respondents have no plans to start measuring employee engagement levels within their organisation.last_img read more

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Real Madrid to sign Brazilian striker Neymar in exchange of £110 million

first_imgNeymar Jr.Getty ImagesPSG and Brazilian star Neymar can be seen playing for Real Madrid in the upcoming season as Madrid have reportedly put forward a lucrative bid for the 27-year-old striker. According to Spanish publication Sport, the record 13-time UEFA Champions League winner club has launched a  £110 million-plus Luka Modric bid for the former Barcelona star.Till now, the Brazilian international had been linked with a move to his previous club Barcelona, but the Catalan club recently signed Antoine Griezmann and drained their funds pouring cold water to all the speculations of a Neymar return at Camp Nou. There were also reports that Barcelona was planning to get Neymar on loan with an obligation to buy next season as they had spent a lot of money on signing the French striker.As reported by the Spanish newspaper Sport, the Catalan club are planning for a surprise move to add the Brazilian striker to their ranks and increase their firepower in the attack. Moreover, the Brazilian star has reportedly been desperate to move back to Barcelona and have also stopped going to practice sessions. PSG’s sporting director Leanardo had tried to persuade the star striker but he did not agree.  ReutersNow, according to reports the 27-year-old can go back to Spain and play for the rival club of his former side. The Los Blancos have already signed players like Eden Hazard, Ferland Mendy so far this summer but they still want to bolster their attack by adding Neymar to the unit.The reports further claimed that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is very much interested in the deal. They have even offered the same wages to Neymar that he is getting at PSG. The Brazilian star has not yet responded to the deal and the Los Blancos are waiting for his confirmation.last_img read more

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Houston Drivers Are Advised To Steer Clear Of A Traffic Hotspot This

first_img– / 3 The new website for the I-610 West Loop/ I-69 Southwest Freeway interchange project is now live. Go to https://t.co/mvy4Uhjukp for project info, updates, closures and much more. pic.twitter.com/Q3CeBII1ma— HOU610at69 (@HOU610at69) March 19, 2019 X Listen The Texas Department of Transportation is closing alternating lanes on northbound I-69 between Chimney Rock and Weslayan this weekend.TxDOT’s Danny Perez told News 88.7 that crews are doing striping work to temporarily convert the roadway from four lanes to three. That’s to allow workers to have extra space to build new connectors at the 610 West Loop interchange.“They’ve placed some of the bridge columns where they could without impacting traffic,” explained Perez. “But now it’s getting to the point where we’re going to have to put bridge columns in areas where there will be some impacts.”TxDOT has ranked the I-69/610 West Loop interchange as the most congested in Texas. Contractors are now building new ramps that will eliminate the lane weaving that bogs down the flow of traffic.“At some point you’ll start to see the connector ramps taking shape,” added Perez. “The connector ramps that are there now will be removed and then be replaced by new connector ramps.”The restriping work starts at 9 p.m. on Friday night. TxDOT said the roadway should be in its three-lane configuration by 5 a.m. on Monday morning and it will stay that way until early 2020. They’re also planning to do restriping on the southbound side of I-69.The entire I-69/610 West Loop interchange project won’t be finished for another few years. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:42 Sharelast_img read more

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San Diego is a military city Kaepernicks coming tomorrow…

first_imgColin says:Tim Tebow is perfect for minor league baseball.Teddy Bridgewater’s value to the Vikings isn’t his stat line.Colin’s third amendment to his NFL predictions.There aren’t any geniuses in sports, geniuses find galaxies and planets.Everybody loves opinions unless they disagree with them.Tony Romo should be selfish and take his time coming back.Guests:Michael Lombardi – NFL Insider is in studio on to talk about Kaepernick headed to San Diego, where the Vikings should go now that Bridgewater is done for the year, why you should only evaluate dome teams from what they do on the road.Matt Atchity – Editor In-chief of Rotten Tomotaes talks about the evolution of movie critique, when he knew the site popped, how the site has become a fixture inside the movie industry, his favorite picks, and gets grilled by Colin about why Contact has such a low RT score.last_img read more

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3 Areas Where EnterpriseFocused Startups Are Poised to Make an Economic Impact

first_imgJuly 12, 2019 The ongoing enterprise/business/startup saga is: how to improve efficiency by reducing costs and overhead without sacrificing performance? I deal with this on a daily basis. Trade-offs are inherent in any business decision-making process, and it is often through new developments (i.e., technology) that the optimal solution arises. I’m an early adopter for these exact reasons. So much new tech is constantly being built to create efficiencies and support business processes.For enterprises in industries ranging from digital identity verification to supply chain tracking, that answer has frequently resulted in a specific iteration of blockchains: enterprise blockchains.They are more attuned to conventional business models and are subject to many of the same liabilities as business-operated software systems, such as a cloud-based database network. For example, a consortium of banks leveraging a blockchain as a settlement layer. See: the IBM-powered CLS that was launched last year.Facebook’s recently launched Libra network is another example of a consortium-based network, with the underlying blockchain serving as the thread that connects the firms participating. Enterprise-oriented startups have made significant headway in recent months, so what exactly are the areas where they can make an economic impact? Digital identity verification and securityLook no further than recent Facebook scandals or what seems like an endless barrage of data impropriety among major tech firms to understand the significance of mitigating their control over user data. But how do you reconcile user data sovereignty with identity systems?Several firms believe that enterprise blockchains can provide the solution.For example, MaxonRow is an identity dependent mainchain that allows token issuance, and an identity chain which confers control of user data directly to the user. Users can selectively reveal their data to third-parties and use of the system can be governed using whitelisting and hash-based identifiers. This allows identity built into the blockchain, without worrying about third-parties gaining access to personal information. Importantly, MaxonRow ensures the ecosystem will be able to comply with government KYC/AML requirements. Their identity verification system enables governments or regulators to act as the ultimate arbiter of identity validity and allows enforcement and audit when necessary. Blockchain-based identity solutions have garnered significant attention for several years, in large part a consequence of their congruency with cryptography and new technologies like IPFS that leverage hash-based identifiers. However, identity solutions based on permissionless networks such as Ethereum are sure to rub governments the wrong way, as they could be wielded to conceal information on illegal actors.Some digital identity services, such as Civic, are built on Ethereum, but their traction has faltered so far, and enterprise-based systems seem poised to grab more regulatory support.Digital banking and open finance Despite the rising narrative of decentralized finance (DeFi) in the broader cryptocurrency space, DeFi presents some problems and faces some critical hurdles to its widespread adoption. For example, the popular over-collateralized lending services, MakerDAO, saw its stability fee rate near 20 percent following the inability of its stablecoin, Dai, to maintain its 1:1 peg with the USD. A product of its inability to scale, MakerDAO highlighted how with only a subset of users within an esoteric field, DeFi products struggle to remain operational in times of high user numbers. This is aptly demonstrated by services such as BlockFi, which is a hybrid of conventional credit systems and DeFi, that has emerged as popular alternatives to MakerDAO and is not subject to scaling woes. Similarly, Mt Pelerin, a Swiss-based digital banking startup, is bridging DeFi with the conventional banking system. The goal is to bring an entire bank’s balance sheet on-chain, creating a blockchain-based banking ecosystem, but under the umbrella of meeting government regulatory requirements.Though built on a permissionless network like Ethereum, Mt Pelerin is an authorized financial intermediary in Switzerland and can help expedite the operational process of issuing tokenized assets to the public for small and medium enterprises and other firms wishing to raise funds. Other initiatives, such as Ripple’s RippleNet product for global payments and liquidity, are more attuned to the needs of conventional banking requirements, based on the XRP token. It is uncertain at this point which path (i.e., permissioned versus permissionless) will come to dominate the transition towards more open financial products, but it seems that solutions bridging the old with the new are positioned the best. Supply chain trackingLogistical networks are massive, convoluted endeavors that span global consortiums of businesses and require minute details on the timing and conditions of product shipping. As a result, blockchains have emerged as an ideal solution for increasing efficiency and transparency in the industry.From Accenture reports on the effectiveness of blockchain-based supply chain tracking in the food sector to the rise of enterprise networks like VeChain, the compatible fit of blockchains and logistics is manifest. In particular, enterprise blockchains have gained an advantage over permissionless solutions so far. For example, VeChain’s hierarchical governance system is representative of a conventional business, and its blockchain acts as the shared ledger for validating and tracking products (i.e., luxury fashion) across the globe. Numerous entities can join and participate, but they undergo a verification process, and specific sets of data are made accessible to select portions of the network. Tracking food, retail products or medical supplies via a consortium (i.e., enterprise) blockchain empowers businesses to reduce transaction overhead. They can even monitor the real-time metrics and environmental conditions of products using technologies such as NFC and RFID tags that upload hash-identified data directly to the blockchain.Anonymity technologies and better scalability solutions may make permissionless networks a viable medium for tracking high-value assets in the logistical field one day, but for now, enterprise blockchains seem to have the advantage.Enterprise and public blockchains come with different value propositions. In terms of pure cryptocurrencies, public blockchains are the undisputed leader, primarily deriving from their ability to mediate trust across an open network of participants.Conversely, enterprise networks are more of a compromise between the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies, blockchain and the standard regulatory and business requirements of contemporary times. Camps supporting both sides have compelling arguments, and we will likely see an ecosystem where both types of networks can flourish side by side. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 6 min read Register Now »last_img read more

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19 powerful pics of cute guys getting married around the globe

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With Chávez sicker Venezuela axes New Year party

first_imgCARACAS – Venezuela called off public New Year’s Eve festivities on Monday and social media sizzled with worry after the government said cancer-stricken President Hugo Chávez had taken a turn for the worse.The streets of Caracas were quiet as front page headlines relayed that Chávez had developed “new complications” from a respiratory infection after undergoing his fourth cancer-related surgery, on December 11 in Havana.His vice president and political heir, Nicolás Maduro, broke the news from Havana on Sunday night, saying the condition of the firebrand leader was delicate and that he faced an uphill battle.For many Venezuelans, a holiday season without their ubiquitous comandante just wasn’t the same. “We have never had a Christmas like this. Only God knows what will happen with him and with us,” said 70-year-old retiree Miguel Enrique as he prepared to attend Mass.Authorities canceled a New Year’s eve concert in a downtown plaza and Information Minister Ernesto Villegas urged families “to ring in the New Year at home, praying and expressing hope for the health” of Chávez.Crews were taking down the stage at the concert site. Passers-by watched, looking sad. On Monday on Twitter, hashtags translating into expressions such as “Chávez will live and conquer” and “I love Chávez” were aplenty.A person who signed as NeriColmenares described the loquacious former paratrooper in almost messianic terms.“Chávez will live and will conquer because he is a man who turned into a nation, into spirit, into struggle. He has the power to confront all the torments of life.”But Chávez is also deeply polarizing, even though he has ruled for nearly 14 years, and his detractors spoke out.“I do not want Chávez to die. We would look really bad as a country if a disease had to do our job of removing him from power,” one Enrique Vasquez wrote.Chávez, 58, is scheduled to be sworn in on January 10. But his ill health has raised concerns that he won’t be well enough in time for the inauguration, if ever.Under Venezuela’s constitution, a presidential election must be held within 30 days if the head of state is incapacitated or dies before his inauguration or within the first four years of his term.But Chávez’s government has said the inauguration can be postponed if the president is not fit enough to be sworn in.As the constitution says he must be sworn in on January 10, “anything else will be hard to sell without it being construed as an institutional coup,” Leon said.But Maduro and parliament speaker Diosdado Cabello — who would take over temporarily, pending new elections, if Chávez dies or is incapacitated — have left the door open for Chávez to be sworn in later by the Supreme Court.In the October 7 election, Chávez won 54 percent of the vote compared to 45 percent for Capriles — but some opinion polls had put the candidates in a virtual tie, raising opposition hopes of a long-awaited victory.In his televised announcement Sunday from Havana, Maduro spoke alongside one of Chávez’s daughters, Rosa Virginia, and other prominent Venezuelans. Hours later Villegas, the information minister, went on TV to deny rumors circulating on social media that Chávez had in fact already died.“Do you think the daughter could have sat there, so peacefully, during that appearance if that were the case?” the minister asked. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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Construction and Demand to Soar Across North America

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, journal, Market Studies, News, Origination global housing outlook Housing Bubble housing gains housing shortage Housing Starts the freedonia group 2017-11-20 David Wharton November 20, 2017 640 Views Construction and Demand to Soar Across North Americacenter_img A new report by the Cleveland-based industry research group The Freedonia Group suggests new housing gains will boom over the next few years, easily outpacing new housing construction in other parts of the world. The Freedonia Group’s Global Housing Outlook, 7th Edition predicts a 4 percent annual growth for new housing units in North America through 2021.According to the report, a surge in single-family housing construction in the U.S. will help make North America the fastest growing region in the world. The report states, “Growth will be driven in part by demand finally keeping up with new household formation following the precipitous declines in housing construction during the Great Recession.”China and India are also growing exponentially, between them accounting for a combined 43 percent of all new housing units through 2021. Residential building construction in India is expected to be more than twice the global average. In China, an upswing in multifamily housing units is expected on the heels of numerous large-scale urbanization projects.The news isn’t as good for parts of Western Europe, which the report suggests may be in danger on a housing bubble. In early 2017, Germany’s bank estimated that the nation’s housing market may be overvalued by as much as 30 percent. In Sweden, housing prices spiked 15 percent between 2015 and 2016, the fastest rate of any European Union country. To make matter’s worse, “household debt as a percentage of income reached 350 percent.” Per the report, “Many governments in the region are enacting measures to curb price growth in order to avoid the potential pitfalls of similar market conditions that contributed to the global financial crisis.”According to the report, housing shortages are hitting developing nations throughout Central and South America, Africa, and the Middle East. “As a result, several of these countries’ governments have enacted national housing programs, varying in scope from providing free housing to offering significant subsidies for home loans and rental units.”The Freedonia Group’s Global Housing Outlook, 7th Edition “presents historical data (2006, 2011, and 2016) and forecasts for 2021 for new housing construction and housing stock by housing type (single-family and multifamily), region, and country.” You can learn more about the report here. Sharelast_img read more

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first_img“I will not allow the state to turn into a feud between unions,” President Nicos Anastasiades said on Wednesday night saying his patience was running out.In strongly worded statements to the press on the sidelines of the business ethics awards organised by the chamber of commerce, Anastasiades said everyone should come to the realisation that there is a constitution and laws which need to be respected.“I completely respect trade unions but I will not allow some of them to think they were elected by the people to tyrannise them or to create problems.”He was asked to comment on the ongoing developments on health, education and crime which have become a battleground between the state and the unions, in the case of the first two areas.“I refuse to hear what some unionists say on education. We have thousands of students in primary schools, high schools, everywhere. A tragic accident happened. Instead of focusing our attention on what measures we could use to avoid a repeat incident, we’re trying to create a huge issue that there is no safety in schools,” Anastasiades said.He was referring to the death of 10-year-old Stavros Giorgallis, who died after falling over in school and after doctors at Larnaca general hospital apparently failed to recognise injuries to his head.Two doctors were arrested and probes were ordered for the school, the teacher on duty and doctors.Primary school teachers’ union Poed had earlier in the day said teachers’ evaluations should not be discussed until health and safety in school premises was resolved.Asked if he believed trade unionists were exaggerating, Anastasiades said “on one hand they want to solve the case and on the other hand, unionists are there while the disciplinary investigations and statements are being taken.”“On the one hand, we have doctors saying they respect the investigation which is going to happen and on the other hand, they try to influence the investigations either through their unacceptable two hour strike or through their new announcement.”The latest reveal came from state doctors’ union Pasyki who asked the health minister to ensure his ministry’s permanent secretary, Christina Yiannaki, was banned from consulting with them on any matter.The reason for the ban, the union said, is the way she handled the probe into the boy’s death which led to the arrest of the two doctors.Anastasiades said “when Mrs Yiannaki runs for a post, then those that think they rule the place don’t have to vote for her.“I have a lot of patience but sometimes patience runs out,” the president stipulated.Commenting on organised crime, for which the police force have been accused of inaction, Anastasiades said the aim is to clamp down on crime in every way however “let’s not forget that crime has always existed”.“I’m not trying to minimise the seriousness of the situation. What I am saying, in regards to what some are trying to present as a very tragic situation that we are in, is a reminder that in the 1960s and much later than that there were organised crimes,” he said.“I don’t need to refer to names and examples for what happened.”You May LikeHealthZapMan Finds Out Why His Mom Disappeared Every Christmas After She DiedHealthZapUndoHealth & Human Research7 Arthritis Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayHealth & Human ResearchUndoThrowbackhistoryRescue Owls Are Finally Released, Then Come Back To Say Thank YouThrowbackhistoryUndo Korkolis brings magic to the stageUndoHouse rejects presidential veto over repossession lawUndoLED-lighting the way by 2020Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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On the face of it there were significant concessions designed to lower the temperature of the trade war and also keep global business reasonably satisfied Among a host of proposals was a promise to broaden market access open up the insurance and financial sector and lower import tariffs on autos as well as on other products He also affirmed stronger protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) with new measures to address the issue The IPR issue has long been a sore point with not just the US but also other major manufacturing countries who accuse China of siphoning off technology towards its own far cheaper production lines and thereby undercutting foreign manufacturers Apart from a broad promise to open up further to the world there was little in terms of significant economic reform Manufacturing in China has only partially opened up with restrictions likely to be lifted in select areas like automobiles and ships Once among the top ship builders this sector has been declining at an annualized six percent hit by recession and overcapacity A revival of ship building is integral to the maritime BRI with its tentacles—or corridors depending on how one is looking at it—stretching well into the Indian Ocean Xi’s speech was also peppered with statements designed to be taken with a pinch of salt; for instance that Beijing did not desire ‘spheres of influence’ However with the IMF director Christine Lagarde taking notes from the front row there is clearly enough in Xi’s speech for economists to ponder The issue at the heart of the trade war stems from the contours of the ambitious "Made in China 2025" which was announced in 2015 This was a programme aimed at increasing market innovation and boosting home grown products Implementation guidelines by the State Ministry of Industry and Information Technology assisted by some 20 state councils provided specific assistance to industry to increase domestic market share of Chinese suppliers of basic core components and materials first to 40 percent and then to 70 percent in 2025 This is an ambitious plan given that significant sections of Chinese manufacturing are almost entirely dependent on foreign content That programme began to worry European and American manufacturers who observed that state assistance would further hamper competitiveness in an already uneven playing field In this speech it is clear that even while China will retain the thrust of that plan it is giving ground in some areas under US pressure As India faces the heat on tariffs as well there is much to learn from China in terms of the precision with which it is forging ahead to implement its strategy An expert analysis of the programme also reveals that Beijing’s weaknesses include lack of infrastructure and poor education standards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s own ‘Make in India’ programme also treads the same path in its final objectives and is therefore likely to face the same headwinds Even as China and India work towards reducing the skewed trade deficit it would be useful to look for complementarity in terms of the strengths and weaknesses of each in implementing their respective core programmes Which then brings matters back to the BRI the key driver for China’s future economic growth and which India opposes as of now Diplomatic circles in Russia and China have urged India to join the BRI so as to fructify its own infrastructure plans for the region India’s initial opposition to the BRI seemed to be primarily due to the fact that its flagship programme the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) made its entry into Pakistan through Occupied Kashmir However the formal statement by the Ministry of External Affairs just hours before the BRI Summit in May 2017 seemed to add other issues including a lack of consultation and transparency Unlike the Asian Infrastructure and Development Bank which India joined after a period of dialogue and discussions with Beijing it appears that the extent of the BRI—and its implications—have taken India by surprise China can very easily provide formal appropriate guarantees on its position on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and thus attenuate our concerns on the “sovereignty and territorial integrity” issue A detailed dialogue on BRI will also probably be welcomed by the Chinese side The issue however is also the overweening influence China is beginning to have in Pakistan in what is truly a zero sum game: China’s own power gains as against loss of Pakistan’s sovereignty in the face of massive Chinese investment and physical presence It’s rather like a bull mastiff taking a poodle for a walk A reduction in China’s footprint in Pakistan—including a complete cessation of assistance to its missile and nuclear installations—in return for a larger role in BRI is a thought It is complex but a “BRI a la carte” that straddles the entire South Asian subcontinent including Afghanistan is no bad thing particularly if India can work itself into it as a competitive 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