APTN National NewsFederal MPs in Ottawa are scurrying to wrap-up last minute business before heading out for the summer and preparing for a federal election.Government House Leader Peter Van Loan outlined all the Conservative’s accomplishment during a press scrum Monday.Not everyone agrees with Van Loan’s claim of a sterling government record.APTN’s Annette Francis has a lock back from Parliament Hill.
The small group of volunteers have supported the District of Tumbler Ridge’s Tourism initiatives and says it is time to regroup and find a more permanent location. TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – The 17-year-old music festival put together by the Tumbler Ridge Days Society (TRDS) has been struggling to find funding for the annual event and therefore had to be cancelled.In their press release the TRDS shares they will continue to work on obtaining funding for the 2020 Grizfest Musical Festival yet for this year they will host other events.The TRDS thanks the District of Tumbler Ridge as a major Sponsor of the event and to all the artists for helping build the reputation the festival has in the Canadian industry. The festival is a one of a kind event that showcases up and coming music artists as well as known, popular artists.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At a Council meeting on Monday, City of Fort St. John Council has given Staff the go-ahead to apply for a Provincial Grant that would allow them to study the feasibility of relocating the Visitor Centre to a new location.Staff will be applying to the B.C. Rural Dividend Program in order to receive funding for the study.Since Council has approved for application to the Provincial Grant, the City will also contribute $20,000 towards the study. The purpose of the study is to determine a site location, design, and preliminary cost estimates. The study will also recommend possible partnerships, along with other details.City Manager, Diane Hunter, says they expect to start construction of the Visitor Centre in 2021 and finish by 2023.In 2013, the Visitor Centre moved into the Pomeroy Sport Centre as a temporary fix after the old centre was decommissioned and demolished.
Rabat – Footage from a forgotten school recently posted on YouTube illustrates the miserable conditions Moroccan students in rural areas have to endure to get education. The school – if we can call it so – is located in the province of Al Haouz in the region of Marrakech, and it is literally a disaster!The video shows almost 40 little children crammed in what looks like a school classroom that lacks all the necessities that make a decent space for students to learn: No glass for the windows, no tables, no curtains, no bookshelves, and no anything. A man on crutches stood before the camera describing the medieval schooling conditions the students, mostly from poor families, are compelled to go through.“There is no school. We have six classrooms but only one teacher who comes in the mornings and spends one hour or two. There is no roads, the weather exacerbates the situation even more,” said the man who identified himself as a parent of one of the students.The man added that they tried to contact the authorities in several occasions to inform them about the school’s situation. However, the authorities in question did not respond.The situation of the classrooms gets worse when it’s raining since the water is leaking from the class’s ceiling, making it difficult to learn under such conditions.The video also shows the students raising the Moroccan flag asking king Mohammed VI to interfere while chanting “long live the King!”
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ CSX Corp. (CSX) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $834 million.On a per-share basis, the Jacksonville, Florida-based company said it had profit of $1.02.The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 91 cents per share.The freight railroad posted revenue of $3.01 billion in the period, which met Street forecasts.CSX shares have climbed 22 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed 16 per cent. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $75.80, a rise of 34 per cent in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on CSX at https://www.zacks.com/ap/CSXThe Associated Press
TORONTO — Corus Entertainment Inc. says chief operating officer Barb Williams will retire at the end of the month.Williams joined the company as part of its acquisition of Shaw Media.Corus acquired Shaw Media in April 2016 for $2.65 billion in cash and stock.The company says Williams played a key role in the integration of the two companies.It says it will not be filling the role of chief operating officer.Corus owns specialty and conventional television stations, including the Global Television network as well as radio stations, a children’s book publishing business and other services.Companies in this story: (TSX:CJR.B)
“Working in close collaboration with health workers and communities was the best way to inform the public quickly about protection measures against Ebola, and to prevent propagation of the disease,” said Christophe Boulierac, UNICEF spokesperson, during a regular briefing in Geneva. Under the coordination of national health authorities, and in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF trained on how to chlorinate water and disinfect homes to avoid the spread of the disease, as well as on the importance of hand washing and ways to adapt local burial practices to reduce contamination risks. Encouraging people to visit their local health centre in case of illness during the epidemic, the DRC Government decided to make the health services available free of charge in the affected health zone of Likati. In addition, a European Union-funded flight helped UNICEF send supplies and medicines to health facilities in the Likati area. “It was a very hard-to-reach area and teams could only access it by motorcycle and on foot. This limited propagation of the disease, but also presented an additional challenge for bringing in medical supplies,” Mr. Boulierac elaborated. “As of 29 May, there were 19 Ebola cases, out of which two were laboratory-confirmed, four were probable and 13 suspected,” said WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier. “Out of those 19 cases, there were four deaths, out of which only one was laboratory-confirmed and one was probable.” He also stated that as of that same time, there were still 294 contacts under follow-up, and as many cases had already been dismissed, it was important to look into various other options. “A number of diseases could be responsible, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis E, yellow fever, shigella, typhoid, dengue, and salmonella. Individual cases in the different villages could have different pathogens,” he explained. Asked about vaccination, Mr. Lindmeier said the protocol for the possible ring vaccination had been formally approved by the national regulatory authorities and the DRC Government with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) along with WHO support. He added that other partners were working on detailed readiness planning for experimental vaccine use, to deploy as soon as possible, if needed. The international vaccine deployment and cold chain shipment to DRC was not advised at this point, as there were only two confirmed Ebola cases and no new cases had been seen for a while now, he pointed out. “There is no automatic trigger point for the ring vaccination, but the moment there would be a new case it would be looked at very carefully,” he said. The authorities, MSF and WHO and partners were in constant contact on this.
Dana Denis-Smith, the founder of the First 100 Years project, which highlights women’s achievements in law, said the BPP guidance showed how “prescriptive” the legal profession is. I think it’s meant to be almost more restrictive to drum home the point that justice is important, you’ve got to take it seriously. The law school was founded in 1992 and alongside barrister training also trains solicitors for top firms including Allen & Overy, Herbert Smith Freehills and Clifford Chance. A spokesman said the list was “indicative guidance only to the sort of dress and behaviour which could adversely affect the advocate in court, and could, therefore, be penalized in a BPP assessment”. He added: “Our students dress conservatively and smartly for their advocacy classes and indeed for the assessment, and this is good preparation for practice. “It is exceptionally rare that any student is ever penalized in an assessment for any of the infringements listed. “The list has not been revised for a long time, and will be reconsidered before the next publication. “I felt equally bad about the men – I was thinking ‘wow you really are over the top’,” she added. “I think it’s meant to be almost more restrictive to drum home the point that justice is important, you’ve got to take it seriously.” Female trainee barristers have been told they will lose points in their exams if their skirts are too short. Guidance given to students taking the bar professional training course at BPP University sets out a schedule of point deductions for infringements including “too much shirt undone”, “short skirts (women)” and “colourful socks (men)”. The list of “offences of professional conduct” itemises the point penalties for students if they are not properly dressed during their advocacy assessment, a mock court situation which tests their knowledge of legal process and courtroom terms and behaviour. Colourful socks lose a male advocate a point, while wearing a skirt above the knee would cost a female trainee two points, the list, which is given to students as part of a manual on advocacy, says. The most costly infringement is for a female trainee whose bra is showing, which would result in the loss of three points, as would wearing boots with a short skirt. This outfit choice is “an inappropriate combination for court”, the guidance, leaked to the blog Legal Cheek, adds. The university is not the only one to warn students they could be penalised for their dress. The University of the West of England’s guidance says trainee barristers could lose two points for “unkempt hair” and five points for wearing trainers. “I still know women barristers who wouldn’t dare to go to court without wearing a skirt, even though we’ve had about 30 years of women being allowed to wear trousers. “This whole courtroom environment remains quite old-fashioned,” she said. “Women in solicitors’ firms, 30 years ago, were being sent home for wearing trousers. Court came much later. “To be a judge you are coming through a whole career, [you’re] towards the end of your career, and people of a certain age have certain expectations of what professional dress looks like.”In one City law firm, she said, she knew of guidelines in the past for women dictating the colour of their tights, limiting them to thin beige styles and forbidding them from wearing thick opaque tights. “I don’t think it’s just the legal profession, I think it’s an issue around the professions. What is the image of being ‘professional’? “That needs to be redefined, but nobody is redefining it at the moment.”But, she added, the restrictions for men were equally limiting. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Name Gabriella Margaronis, 12.Your greatest challenge?To complete my education.Your greatest achievement(s)? Performing with Johnny Young Talent School in the Moomba and Myer Xmas Parades and being selected for the Catchments Players’ ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theatre production in August 2009.How did you get to where you are now? Eight years of tap, jazz, ballet, singing and musical theatre lessons with Johnny Young Talent School in Richmond.Goal(s) for the future:To become a successful dancer and singer and perform in theatre.Best moment of your life?Going on a months camp with Omiros College to Crete, Greece.One word that describes you the best? Happy.Person(s) you most admire and why? My family because they give me lots of advice.Best thing about being Greek-Australian?Learning about both cultures.If you could say anything to the Greek community…Don’t forget about your culture.Funniest Greek (family) moment: Fainting at a soccer match.Favourite place to go or hang out at? Chadstone Shopping Centre.Song that I can’t get out of my head at the moment?White horse.Favourite Greek food?Tzatziki.I can’t live without… My Ipod.If I was Kevin Rudd for a day I would…Ban Homework.If you are talented, want recognition or can think of someone who deserves to be nominated for this section please email: email@example.com Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
In Nome, the search for Joseph Balderas is starting its fourth day. Other than his abandoned car near mile 44 on the Nome-Council Highway, there has been no sign of him.Download AudioAccording to Alaska State Troopers, three dog teams found some indication Wednesday, but the scent was quickly lost.The search has been tiring for the members of Nome’s Search and Rescue team. Erica Wieler has spent the majority of the search in a spotter helicopter looking for any clues to Balderas’ whereabouts. She says she is doing her best to stay positive.“Everytime we have refueled or landed and gotten back up in the air I’ve had hope that we’d come up with something and that restarts everyday,” Wieler said. “I wake up and I have hope that we will be finding him.”Each day that passes wears on the hope of rescuers that this search will end well, but this has not diminished the dedication of Nome’s Search and Rescue team. Last night [WED], after a long day, Whieler prepared to go home and get some rest.“Well it is 11, after 11,” Wieler said. “I am going to go home , its my little brothers 10th birthday right now so… Go wish him another happy birthday and go to bed because we have to be up bright and early tomorrow. “Volunteers with Nome Search and Rescue plan to continue their search for 36-year-old Balderas until he is found or officials make the decision to call off the search.
Rupali GargPR HandoutWe all have heard the phrase “Age is just a number”, and that is honestly true because there are so many youngsters who are ruling in their fields because of their talent and hard work.Rupali Garg is one of the living examples of it. She is a famous TV actress and model who is just 19-year old and having a blast in the Indian television industry.Her gorgeous face and amazing acting talent has gained her much fame and appreciation in a very short time. She can be seen in the TV serials like Yeh Hai Mohanbatein, Bepanaah Pyaar, Kasam There Pyaar Ki, Kaal Bhairav, etc.She has also acted in movies like Band Baja Baraat of Ranveer Singh and the recently in Shahid Kapoor’s movie Kabir Singh. She is also an ex-contestant of reality shows like Roadies and Dance India Dance.Rupali Garg who hails from Cheeka, Haryana has always been interested in fashion and glamour which later bring her into modeling and then acting. She had a dream to become an actor which later eventually came true. She is also the brand ambassador of international brands like Calvin Klein and Zara.The way Rupali has taken the entertainment industry by storm is nothing less than a dream come true for a young actor like her. Her acting talent and commitment for the work has really made her the sparkling star of the television.There are news that Rupali Garg will be seen on dance reality show Nach Baliye season 9 with his boyfriend Vivek who is also a model and actor.
Muhammed Zafar Iqbal. File PhotoPolice will press charges on Thursday against six people in connection with the attack on noted writer Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, officials said.Sylhet Metropolitan Police additional commissioner Paritosh Ghosh disclosed this at a press conference at the commission office on Wednesday afternoon.Paritosh said police will submit a charge-sheet before the court under sections 8, 11, 12 and 13 of the Anti-terrorism Act.The six people are : Faizul Hasan Foyez, Faizul’s father Hafez Maulana Atiqur Rahman, mother Minara Begum, brother Enamul Hasan, maternal uncle Md Fazlur Rahman and friend Sohagh Miah.The senior police official said that Faizul had planned to kill professor Zafar Iqbal 3-4 months back and had been looking for chance to kill him.Faizul swooped on Zafar Iqbal and stabbed him with a knife at Shahajalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) campus during a celebration programme, ‘Robofight,’ of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) department on 3 March.
Eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain (2nd R) will lead an 11-member Oikya Front team in talks with prime minister Sheikh Hasina. File PhotoLeaders of the coalition of opposition Jatiya Oikya Front will sit with prime minister Sheikh Hasina again on Wednesday morning in its last-ditch effort to reach an understanding to hold the next general elections in a credible manner with the participation of all parties.Dr Kamal Hossain will lead the Oikya Front delegation during the talks with the prime minister at her official residence, Ganabhaban in the capital, at 11:00am, reports UNB.A Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader said Dr Kamal may lead an 11-member Oikya Front team.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, its standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, JSD president ASM Abur Rab, Nagorik Oikya convenver Mahmudur Rahman Manna and Oikya Prokriya leader Sultan Mansur are likely to be there in the team.Talking to UNB, Oikya Front leaders said their delegation will present several points as to how parliament can be dissolved as per the constitution.They will also place proposals in line with the constitution on how the president can form a new government after the dissolution of parliament.The Oikya Front leaders said they will also offer some proposals to have Khaleda Zia released from jail to participate in the polls through legal steps.They, however, said they will not accept if the government offers to free Khaleda on parole.The Oikya Front will also demand for not announcing the election schedule until both the ruling and opposition alliances reach a consensus over the mode of the election-time government.Meanwhile, senior leaders of the Oikya Front at a meeting at Suhrawardy Udyan today [Tuesday] said they want the government to resolve the political problem and ensure a fair and neutral election through talks.They, however, warned that they will realise their seven-point demand through a strong street movement if the government fails to come to an understanding through talks.0In the latest political development, prime minister Sheikh Hasina asked four technocrat ministers of her current cabinet to step down as she may offer Oikya Front several ministries in the election time government.Once the dialogue is over, the prime minister will deliver a winding-up speech over the outcomes of the ongoing political dialogue at a press conference at Ganabhaban at 12:00pm on Thursday.On 1 November, a 23-member delegation of 14-party, led by Sheikh Hasina, sat in talks at Ganabhaban with Dr Kamal Hossain-led 20-member Oikya Front team.After the meeting, Oikya Front leaders said they placed their seven-point demand before the prime minister but did not find any specific solution except some good words about rallies and meetings.On Sunday, Kamal Hossain, on behalf of the Oikya Front, sent a letter to Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina seeking the second phase of small-group talks with her over the next general elections.In the letter, Dr Kamal Hossain said, “There was a discussion on Jatiya Oikya Front’s seven-point demand during the talks at Ganabhaban on 1 November. We sincerely thank you for taking the initiative for the talks. Though we talked over a long time, our discussion remained incomplete.”The letter further reads: “On that day, you said the discussion would continue. Based on that, we, on behalf of Jatiya Oikya Front, are interested to sit for talks again on emergency basis to complete the incomplete discussion. In this case, a limited-scale discussion involving experts from both sides is necessary for analysing the constitutional and legal aspects of the (seven) points.”In respond to the letter, the prime minister invited the Oikya Front to hold the second round of talks.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday accused a “section of BJP leaders” of not allowing to change the name of the state to ‘Bangla’ and accused the Centre of “depriving” the state. “We have been trying since 2003, but till date, it has not happened. Why is Bengal being deprived? All the languages should be respected,” she said on the floor of the House. “A section of BJP leaders is opposing the change of name. It is politically motivated. I have also written a letter regarding the matter,” she said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expedite the process of changing the state’s name to Bangla. She also asked Modi for necessary action including a constitutional amendment in the ongoing Parliament session. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai in a written response to a question from MP Ritabrata Banerjee on Wednesday said the Centre has not cleared the name ‘Bangla’ for West Bengal. Changing a state’s name requires constitutional amendment and it is done after taking into consideration all relevant factors, he said. On July 26 last year, the West Bengal assembly had passed a resolution unanimously to change the name of the state to ‘Bangla’ in the three most-spoken languages — Bengali, Hindi and English — and sent the proposal to the Union Home Ministry.
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March 6, 2012 — Wisconsin’s radiography licensure law went into effect March 1, 2012, regulating personnel who perform radiography procedures.The law, passed in 2009, requires registered radiologic technologists to hold a license to continue performing radiography imaging services. In addition, non-registered personnel must pass Wisconsin’s limited scope of practice in radiography examination to receive their limited x-ray machine operator permit.Also, the law prohibits using diagnostic X-ray equipment on humans for diagnostic purposes without a prescription or order by a physician, dentist, podiatrist, chiropractor, advanced practice nurse prescriber or physician assistant.As part of the law, the state of Wisconsin created a seven-member radiography examining board that has regulatory authority to promulgate rules to establish licensure standards for radiography. The board has managed the licensing and permitting process since 2010.For more information: http://drl.wi.gov FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Related Content Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! 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News | March 06, 2012 Wisconsin Radiography Licensure Goes Into Effect March 1 News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share SANTA CLARITA — The Pacific Princess is sporting a brand new look these days after undergoing a two-week, multi-million-dollar renovation. The newly refreshed ship debuted her makeover on June 9 in Ft. Lauderdale, which included everything from a new livery hull design to refreshed staterooms and suites.“We carefully considered how to incorporate modern design elements and comfort while keeping the traditional elements of small ship cruising that have always been the hallmark of Pacific Princess,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “The results are incredible and Pacific Princess now offers approachable luxury for the world-class traveler to craft an authentic cruising experience.”Four dining areas have been renovated, including Sterling Steakhouse, Sabatini’s Restaurant, The Club Restaurant, and the Panorama Buffet. The pool deck, often regarded as the heart of the ship, has been transformed into a cool garden-like atmosphere, inspired by the swanky Art Deco boutique hotels of South Beach.In staterooms, 700 new beds and plush linens have been introduced, developed in collaboration with board-certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus and HGTV designer Candice Olson. In addition, the 10 luxury guest suites and all staterooms have been updated with new carpet, fully upholstered headboards, modern draperies, and wall sconces with USB ports.More news: Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureFurthermore, Pacific Princess now offers Club Class Mini-Suites, the new premium stateroom category featuring VIP amenities and exclusive dining. This elevated category features select perks including new Club Class Dining, a reserved dining area with first priority in choosing their preferred seating and expanded menu options, and priority embarkation and disembarkation.Pacific Princess departed last week from Ft. Lauderdale on an 18-day Fire & Ice Explorer cruise to London. She will sail various European itineraries through December before departing on a 111-day World Cruise from Los Angeles on Jan. 20, 2018. Posted by Monday, June 12, 2017 Pacific Princess emerges from drydock with brand new look Travelweek Group Tags: Princess Cruises
SriLankan Airlines reaffirmed the global appeal and innovativeness of its marketing communication endeavours yet again as it won three awards at Golden City Gates Awards 2019 at ITB Berlin. The 19th edition of the awards saw a jury of 40 members judging over 148 submissions sent by 32 countries.SriLankan Airlines was awarded a First Star award in the ‘Airlines – Corporate’ category for its product video, another First Star for its India Outbound video in the TV Cinema spot category and a Third Star award in the same category for its Melbourne Marathon video 2018.SriLankan Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer, Vipula Gunatilleka said, “This is the third consecutive time that SriLankan Airlines was commended at this esteemed forum and the second consecutive year that we managed to bag three prestigious awards. These awards reaffirm the consistency and the global appeal of our marketing communication content. They will be an inspiration for us to explore new avenues in creative conceptualisation and creation of unique content to aptly portray SriLankan Airlines as a global brand with inherently Sri Lankan attributes.”SriLankan Airlines General Manager Marketing, Saminda Perera said, “As the national carrier of Sri Lanka, we have always endeavoured to portray SriLankan Airlines in the most appealing way so as to inspire travellers to experience our world-renowned service and convenient connectivity. These three awards prove that we have communicated our message loud and clear, in a manner that transcends all boundaries. We take pride in producing marketing communication content which is universally admired and commended.”Last year, SriLankan Airlines was awarded a ‘first star’ in the campaign category for its Melbourne launch campaign ‘Two Cities, One Spirit’. It also bagged a ‘second star’ in the same category for its brand campaign in China themed ‘The Spirit of China, the Story of Sri Lanka’. The third, another ‘second star’, was bestowed upon SriLankan for its video ‘The Largest Carrier to India’ in the TV Cinema spot category.
Cover-Moretravel insurance Cover-More has announced a new travel insurance partnership with Commonwealth Bank for the Group’s credit card and retail travel insurance business.Under the agreement, Cover-More will become the Group’s exclusive provider of products and services for travel insurance included with eligible credit and debit cards as well as for the Group’s websites and banking portals such as NetBank, the CommBank website and the CommBank app.“Commonwealth Bank has a clear vision of how travel insurance can deepen the relationship with customers,” said Cover-More Group Chief Executive Officer, Mike Emmett.“Australians are among the most avid travellers in the world with more than nine million of us heading overseas each year. Cover-More has been looking after Australians’ travel dreams for more than 30 years and we’ve built our business success on strong partnerships and a strong commitment to doing the right thing when travellers need help.“Today, people access travel insurance in all sorts of ways — online, in-store, with their credit cards—and Cover-More aims to be present in all those disparate channels so we can continue to protect as many Australian travellers as possible. Our value proposition is built on the relatively simple ethos that we care and we keep our promises.”
Pursuant to the Agreements for the Automatic Exchange of Financial Information which were concluded between the Republic of Cyprus and other countries for tax matters and the relevant legislation (including those relating to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act – FATCA and the Common Reporting Standard – CRS) all financial institutions in Cyprus, including Bank of Cyprus (BOC), are required to submit specific financial information to the Cyprus Tax Authorities which in turn will report this information to the Tax Authorities of the foreign CRS reportable jurisdictions and/or to the IRS of the United States.The deadlines for submission of the relevant reports are 30/06/2017 for FATCA and 21/07/2017 for CRS reports.FATCA reportingClients to be reported under the FATCA regulatory framework consist ofa) Specified US persons (i.e. US Citizens or Residents for tax purposes, or legal entities organized in the United States or under the laws of the United States or any State thereof) who either hold a Reportable Account, or are Controlling Persons of an entity that is a passive Non-Financial Foreign Entity.b) Individuals with indicia indicating that they may be US persons but who fail to comply with requests by the financial institutions for the documentation or information that is required for determining the status of such person as a U.S. person or other than a U.S. person and who either hold a Reportable Account, or are Controlling Persons of an entity that is a passive Non-Financial Foreign Entity.c) Entities with balances above thresholds that fail to comply with requests by the financial institutions for the documentation or information that is required for determining the status for FATCA purposes that hold a Reportable Account.For FATCA purposes the reportable information consists of the following:• Name• Address• US Tax identification Number (where applicable or Date of Birth)• Account number or functional equivalent• The account balance or value as at 31/12/2016 or, if the account was closed during such year orperiod, the balance immediately prior to closure• Total gross amount of interest• For custodial accounts additional information required includes the followingi Total gross amount of dividends.ii Total gross amount of other income paid or credited to the account.iii The total gross proceeds from the sale or redemption of property paid or credited to theaccount.• For other accounts the total gross amount paid or credited to the account including the aggregateamount of redemption payments made to the Account Holder during the calendar year or other period.CRS reporting Clients to be reported under the CRS regulatory framework for the upcoming reporting in July 2017 consists of:a) Individuals with aggregate account balances on 31/12/2015 of more than 1 million USD, who areeither tax residents in a reportable jurisdiction, or have indicia indicating that they may beresidents in a reportable jurisdiction but who fail to comply with requests by the financialinstitutions for the documentation or information that is required for determining their taxresidence.b) Individuals and entities (active and passive non-financial entities with tax residency in areportable jurisdiction irrespective of balance.c) Individuals who are Controlling Persons of Passive Non-Financial Entities with tax residency ina reportable jurisdiction and.The information to the reported for CRS purposes, consists of the following:• Name• address• TIN(s)• date and place of birth (for individuals only)• the account number• The account balance or value as at 31/12/2016 or, if the account was closed during such year orperiod, the closure of the account• the total gross amount of interest paid or credited to the account during 2016• For custodial accounts addition information required includes the following:i the total gross amount of dividendsii the total gross amount of other income generated with respect to the assets held in theaccount, in each case paid or credited to the account (or with respect to the account) during2016 andiii the total gross proceeds from the sale or redemption of Financial Assets paid or credited tothe account during 2016 or other appropriate reporting period with respect to which BOC actedas a custodian, broker, nominee, or otherwise as an agent for the Account Holder.Further information on FATCA and CRS (legislation, intergovernmental agreements, decrees, guidance notes, list of reportable jurisdictions etc.) can be found at the website of the Cyprus Tax Department HERE (http://www.mof.gov.cy/mof/taxdep.nsf/index_gr/index_gr?OpenDocument )You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSenior Living | Search AdsCheap Senior Apartments in Rowland Heights Are Turning HeadsSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Pensioner 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