first_imgKolkata: The Bengal unit of National Investigation Agency (NIA) has nabbed a Jaamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorist from Madhya Pradesh. The terrorist, identified as Jahirul Shaikh, was wanted in the Khagragarh blast case. He has been brought to Kolkata in transit remand on Tuesday.According to sources, since the Khagragarh blast Shaikh had been absconding. He is a resident of Thanarpara area in Nadia and had obtained training from Simuliah madrasa in Burdwan, where several other terrorists used to take shelter. Following his training, Shaikh was given the responsibility of recruiting young men and women and training them. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIn 2014 October, a blast took place in a house at Khagragarh in Burdwan. During investigation it came to the light that several terrorists used to prepare Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and other high intensity explosives inside the house. During investigation, several JMB terrorists including some top level leaders of the banned organisation were arrested. NIA had also seized a Tata Nano which Shaikh used to drive. Following seizure of the car, NIA officials conducted a raid at Shaikh’s house in Nadia and seized liquid explosive material in huge quantities. Since the last five years, NIA has conducted raids in multiple locations across the country in search of him. However, Shaikh had managed to elude them so far. A few days ago NIA got information about Shaikh hiding in Madhya Pradesh. Based on the information, a raid was conducted and he was arrested. He is being interrogated about his plan and whereabouts of his associates. NIA is also trying to know whether he has any plan to execute during Independence Day.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – Tech experts say parents shouldn’t count on Apple making its phones and tablets less addictive for kids.While two of the tech giant’s biggest shareholders are pushing for new features to help limit damaging screen time for children, experts say there is no easy fix and the responsibility will remain with parents to do what’s best for their kids.Apple has quickly responded by saying it already has a number of parental controls built into its iPhones and iPads and “new features and enhancements (are) planned for the future.”MediaSmarts director of education Matthew Johnson says there’s still no consensus on whether kids can be truly addicted to screens, but there’s no question that “excessive use” of phones and tablets can affect physical and mental health.He’d like to see Apple implement a tool that would set a “usage curfew” to limit a device’s capabilities in the evening when a child should be getting ready for bed.Johnson says controls should be more than a simple on-off switch so parents can adjust access as they see fit. But he cautions that consumers can’t rely on technology companies to make devices that are risk-free and don’t require good parenting.“It’s important that (parental control features) not be something that is seen as a complete solution, what’s really important is as our kids are getting older we gradually give them more and more responsibility,” says Johnson.“What would be very helpful is a (feature) where we’re not setting really strict limits as parents, we’re not directly supervising them but they don’t have total freedom either. We’re able to maybe put limits where we think they’re necessary, we’re able to give them reminders, and we might be able to set that curfew period.”The latest debate over how much tech companies can prevent addiction was spawned by an open letter sent by New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, which collectively own US$2 billion of Apple stock.“Apple can play a defining role in signalling to the industry that paying special attention to the health and development of the next generation is both good business and the right thing to do,” reads the letter.“Doing so poses no threat to Apple, given that this is a software (not hardware) issue and that, unlike many other technology companies, Apple’s business model is not predicated on excessive use of your products. In fact, we believe addressing this issue now by offering parents more tools and choices could enhance Apple’s business and increase demand for its products.”There’s relatively little that Apple can do to keep kids from getting glued to their screens given that its the content on devices that is truly addictive, says Aimee Morrison, an associate professor at the University of Waterloo who studies technology’s impact on culture.“I think the only area that control can come from is going to have to be direct parental limits,” says Morrison, noting that Google Android devices and any phone or tablet made by rival companies are equally addictive.While some have questioned whether phones and tablets are any more alluring than television or video games were to kids in the earliest days of those technologies, Morrison argues portability is the distinctive factor.“In the first golden age of television in the 1950s when homes were getting these sets in the living room — and they received three channels — parents could walk in the room and turn it off. With early video gaming systems as well the consoles were hooked up to the television in the main room,” she says.“The thing with an iPhone or an iPad is it goes everywhere with us. You used to be able to rip your kid out from in front of the TV and say, ‘Come on, we’re going grocery shopping,’ but now they won’t even get in the car without saying, ‘Can I play with your phone?’“I think it’s the scale of the use and the ubiquity and pervasiveness.”Even if it doesn’t have a direct responsibility to parents, it’s not surprising that Apple quickly committed to doing more, says Neil Bearse, director of marketing at Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business.Apple has long marketed itself as a company that believes in family values and that creates “safe” products parents can trust, says Bearse.“(Former CEO) Steve Jobs went on the record essentially to say there will never be pornography in the App Store,” Bearse says.“You could come at it with a cynical commercial lens of saying they want to continue the iPhone-user pipeline to be as young as they can get…. For a parent who’s debating, ‘Which phone should I give to my kids for Christmas this year,’ the family-friendly angle is definitely in line with those values.”last_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL – A month-long preliminary inquiry into SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. kicked off Monday, more than three-and-a-half years after federal authorities slapped the construction and engineering giant with fraud and corruption charges.Prosecutors began to present their case to a Court of Quebec judge, who will decide whether the evidence merits moving forward with a criminal trial.In February 2015, the RCMP charged SNC and two subsidiaries with paying nearly $48 million to public officials in Libya between 2001 and 2011 to influence government decisions under the Moammar Gadhafi regime. The RCMP also hit the Montreal-based company, its construction division and a subsidiary with one charge each of fraud and corruption for allegedly defrauding various Libyan organizations of about $130 million.A conviction could bar SNC from working for the federal government for up to 10 years.An RCMP officer gave evidence before Judge Claude Leblond, who placed a publication ban on all evidence presented at the hearing.The preliminary inquiry went ahead after federal prosecutors declined to offer to negotiate a remediation agreement under a new provision of the Criminal Code. The hearing is slated to continue through to Nov. 30, with a one week break in mid-November.Companies in this story: (TSX:SNC)last_img read more

Rabat – The opening ceremony of the 23th Annual International Festival of Mediterranean Cinema in Tetouan (FICMT) was marked, on Saturday, March 25, by a celebration of one of the leading figures of the Moroccan song, the great composer and singer Abdelwahab Doukkali.The iconic singer expressed admiration for Tetouane and its people, as well as for cinema, which he called a platform for the promotion of peace and tolerance. Doukkali has been a film actor even before Moroccan cinema saw the light of day. He participated in several Egyptian films, such as “Cairo at Night” and “Golden Sands”, in the early 1960s. “I feel overwhelmed by the pride of being chosen to be part in the first films of Moroccan cinema which is currently a great success at the international level, “said Abdelwahab Doukkali at his acceptance ceremony.Among the national films performed by this great Moroccan artist is “Al hayatou kifah” (Life is a Struggle) co-directed in 1968 by Ahmed Messnaoui and Mohamed Tazi, “The Green Light” by Abdellah Mesbahi, and “The Beautiful days of Sheherazade”, by Mostapha Derkaoui.Aside from being a renowned actor, Doukkali’s he is also known for his music, for which he has received several awards, including the Grand Prix of the Festival de la Chanson in Cairo.The official opening ceremony also paid tribute to the Moroccan actress Saadia Labid and the Egyptian actor Khalid Sawi for their role in promoting Mediterranean cinema. The festival was distinguished by the screening of nearly a hundred films outside and in competition, including some representing the cinema of China, this year’s guest of honor.The event’s program includes a series of other activities aimed at contributing to the dynamism of Tetouan and promoting its image among the guests of this edition. read more

A group of Sinhala youth traveling in a bus initiated a quarrel with Muslims, claiming that their van had obstructed the road, which escalated into a clash causing severe injuries. The government immediately deployed units from its police special task force (STF) to bring the situation under control.In response to the hatred campaign carried out against the Muslims by this extremist movement, the All-Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulema, (The Board of Islamic Scholars), which issues halal certification in Colombo, has conceded to limit its certification only to export oriented products.“With the withdrawal of halal certification from local products, Muslims in our country will not be able to identify halal and non-halal products,” N.M. Ameen, president of the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka told Arab News from Colombo. The Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the parent body of 57 member countries, has expressed its concerns over the escalating ethnic tensions in Sri Lanka, which has affected the island’s Muslim community and its businesses sector, Arab News reported.The (OIC) (formerly known as the Organization of the Islamic Conference) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations, with a membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world and strives to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslims in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world. Confirming the receipt of the letter from the OIC, an official from the Sri Lankan embassy in Riyadh said the communication has been referred to its Ministry of External Affairs in Colombo for necessary action, Arab News said. Considering the increasing violence against Muslims and their businesses, the government has appointed a ministerial committee under former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake to resolve the issues between extremist group and the Muslim community. In a letter addressed to the Sri Lankan government, the OIC expressed its concerns amid increasing reports of ethnic tensions in parts of Sri Lanka particularly in the central province of Buwelikade, which has a large Muslim population. The OIC has pointed out that it is confident that the Lankan government is taking the appropriate measures to calm the situation on the ground. The organization has also signified its willingness to explore with its Sri Lankan counterparts the possibility of extending humanitarian assistance to the affected communities, including the refugees in the northern part of the island.In Sri Lanka, an organization called Bodu Bala Sena, (the Buddhist Power Force), is at the forefront of inciting violence against Muslims in various parts of the country.Bodu Bala Sena as well as Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), a partner in the ruling coalition, allege that Muslims are a threat to Buddhism.This organization recently launched a provocation against Muslims at Buwelikada, a small town 15 kilometers from Kandy in the Central Province. The town’s predominantly Muslim population includes small shop owners and vendors. The council’s president said the government has intervened to calm the tension, adding that the Inspector General of Police has stated that the government will not tolerate any discrimination against minorities. Muslims constitute 8 percent of Sri Lanka’s 22 million, while Buddhists make up for 80 percent of the population. read more

NDP says unfair to subsidize GO Trains but sell off Ontario Northland Railway AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The New Democrats say it’s unfair for the Liberal government to subsidize public transit in southern Ontario while privatizing train service in the north.NDP house leader Gilles Bisson says the government subsidizes GO Trains but insists it can no longer afford to subsidize the Ontario Northland Railway.Bisson says people in the north are scratching their heads at the government’s announcement of the train sale in last month’s budget.Northern Development Minister Rick Bartolucci says the provincial subsidy for GO Trains is about $2 per ride versus a $400-per-ride subsidy on the Ontario Northland railway.He says that’s unsustainable, so private companies are being asked to bid on some or all of its rail lines to see if they can provide a more efficient and cost-effective service.Bartolucci says the government won’t know if the privatization will be a good thing or a bad thing for individual communities until the proposals come in from the private sector.Bisson says mayors, community leaders and other people in the north will keep fighting the sale of Ontario Northland, as will the New Democrats. by News Staff Posted Apr 27, 2012 4:00 am MDT read more

first_imgWhen Google Drive finally launched after roughly a million years of waiting, we got desktop clients for Windows and OSX. As usual, poor unrequited Linux was left out in the cold. Google says a Linux client is coming, but why wait? A free open source Google Drive client called Grive has been put together by a third-party developer, and it looks quite nice.We all know the dedicated Linux fan doesn’t have time to pronounce two words, thus Google Drive becomes Grive. The program is still in the early stages of public availability, and is missing some features like full sync. Instead, you will have to manually refresh to upload and download new files. Development is proceeding quickly; the file upload ability was just added recently, in fact.The Grive application can be installed from the repository in Ubuntu 11.10 or later. The source code is also available at GitHub if you want to tinker a bit. Set up is a bit of a pain right now, and requires some command line work; not uncommon in Linux.After installing, you’ll need to create a Grive directory and grant it access to your Google Drive account. The “grive -a” terminal command should provide you with a URL to paste into the web browser. This page will have you authenticate Grive, and provide you with a code to paste back into the terminal window.After all this business is done, all you have to do to refresh your Google Drive files is run Grive from the terminal. Is it as convenient as Google’s official desktop solutions? No, but you’re not running Linux because you want easy.via Web Upd8last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Multicultural services in the Geelong area have been strengthened this week with the announcement of a $150k grant to Geelong Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (Diversitat). The cash will be used to expand its reach across the Barwon South-West region. Diversitat – a registered charity whose history reaches back more than 35 years – represents over 45 ethnic groups working with disadvantaged communities from all backgrounds. Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Nicholas Kotsiras joined Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos on Wednesday to announce the new funding, as part of the Victorian government’s Peak Multicultural Organisations Grants Program. Mr Kotsiras said that in making the award, the Victorian government “recognises Diversitat’s outstanding service to the Victorian community, delivering a range of much-need settlement, training, education and employment programs within Geelong and surrounding areas”. In 2013-14, the program awarded over $1,450,000 in grants to eleven multicultural organisations across Victoria. Grants from the program support peak multicultural organisations to run their core operations, program development and strategic planning. “This funding will assist Diversitat to build on its achievements over the coming years, particularly to support the diverse range of emerging and established multicultural communities throughout the South-West region,” said Mr Kotsiras. Mr Katos acknowledged the positive contribution that the Geelong Ethnic Communities Council had made to new migrants over many years, and that the state government acknowledged “the enormous contribution that migrants and refugees have made to regional Victoria, and the important role peak multicultural organisations have played in assisting them to settle and participate fully in society”. Minister Kotsiras added that the program was “a compelling example” of how the Victorian government was working to improve the scope and reach of the services being provided to Victoria’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities.last_img read more

first_img If you purchased the Windows App Store version of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare you’ll only be able to play with users in that ecosystem. It turns out that Infinite Warfare players on Windows cannot connect to those on Steam, thus effectively cutting them off from the larger Call of Duty community.In a FAQ on Call of Duty‘s Community Site, a question asks: “Can I play Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered for Windows 10 on Windows Store with my friends that are playing on another PC platform?” The blunt response reads: “No, you can only play these titles with other users of Windows 10 on Windows Store.”Cross-platform play is admittedly a rare thing, but the decision to have multiplayer servers for Windows and Steam users be segregated like this seems odd. Steam’s Call of Duty community has been around since 2003 and is one of the larger gaming communities online. Windows as a gaming platform doesn’t boast the sort of numbers Steam does and its Call of Duty community (whatever there is of it) wouldn’t be nearly as large. With all of this in consideration, it would seem to be a wiser choice to buy Infinite Warfare on Steam and ignore the Windows version entirely since the biggest selling point of Call of Duty is playing online with a large community.Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was released today on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This entry marks a departure from past titles since it takes place in the far future. Special editions of the game come bundled with a copy of the remastered Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Infinite Warfare has met with mixed reception (to say the least) but since it is a Call of Duty game, it will still no doubt be a huge best seller this year. Stay on target Hands-On: ‘Stranded Sails’ Is a Relaxing Farm Sim AdventureValve Steam Link App Brings Your PC Games to Mobile last_img read more

first_imgThe majority (94%) of senior finance executive respondents would give an employee a promotion without offering additional remuneration, according to research by Robert Half UK.The research, which is based on interviews with 200 chief financial officers and finance directors in the UK, also found that around a third (30%) of respondents say promoted employees who are turned down for a pay rise in their new roles are most likely to request workplace perks instead.In addition, 27% of respondents report that staff who are rejected for a pay rise immediately start searching for alternative employment.The research also found:42% of respondents claim the reason for promoting staff without providing a pay rise is because employee performance in the new role needs to be assessed first, and 27% cite a lack of available financial resources.9% of respondents have promoted staff without offering them a pay rise because they felt the remuneration the individual received in their previous role was too high.36% of respondents believe employees would be more successful when asking for a pay rise if they do so during a performance review, 28% feel the best time is at the start of a major project or when an employee is taking on a new responsibility, and 11% think staff should ask at the end of a major project.23% of respondents state that employees who have been declined a pay rise usually wait until their next performance review before requesting a pay rise again.Phil Sheridan, senior managing director at Robert Half UK, United Arab Emirates, and South America, said: “Offering employees increased responsibility and the opportunity to learn and develop can be one way to boost employee retention, loyalty and motivation, even when the funds may not be available for a pay rise. The risk with this approach in the long-term is that employees start to feel undervalued and with the new skills they have developed, they look to greener pastures to receive a competitive remuneration.“If [organisations] do adopt a promotion first strategy scheduling a six month performance review when salary and benefits can be discussed at the same time as confirming the promotion, can be an effective strategy to avoid a negative outcome.”last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The agitating Calcutta Medical College and Hospital(CMCH) students lifted their indefinite hunger strike on the 14th day today after a college council meeting decided to give in to their demands and accomodate senior students in two floors of the new 11-storied hostel. The college council meeting decided that students of second to fourth years will be alloted rooms in the two floors of the new hostel builing, a CMCH spokesman said. The indefinite fast was launched by six students of the premier institute, on July 10 and were joined by 15 others on July 19. The agitation was withdrawn at 2 pm this noon, he said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Three of the protesting students fell ill during the indefinite hunger strike and one of them had been admitted to the hospital. He was discharged today and the condition of the other two is stable. They were seen celebrating with their friends after the fast was withdrawn. Sayantan Mukuty, a student supporting the stir, said the authorities have assured to accomodate the senior students in the new hostel building soon and make public the list of the allotted seats. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed The strike over hostel rooms was launched after the authorities at the state-run college notified that the new 11-storey building would be allotted only to freshers and refused to relent to the requests of the senior students . The old hostel, the protesters alleged, was in a “dilapidated” condition and did not have sufficient space to accommodate all senior students. Today’s college council meeting had been convened by the new officiating principal Ashok Bhadra and was attended by heads of departments and other officials. It decided that the modalities of allotment of seats in the new hostel building will be chalked out in consultation with the students soon. The Director of Medical Education (DME) Prof Debashis Bhattacharya and the college principal had appealed to the students to end the stir. The DME had in a statement yesterday assured the students that measures were being taken to improve and renovate the hostel rooms and requested them to withdraw the hunger strike. Bhadra took over as the officiating principal as his predecessor R Sinha resigned on July 20. Sinha himself had taken charge only on July 17 after former principal Uchhal Bhadra fell sick in his office during the students’ agitation and was admitted to SSKM hospital. Several health organizations affiliated to Left parties held a convention yesterday infront of the administrative block of the medical college in support of the agitating students. Thespian Soumitra Chatterjee in an audio message on Sunday alleged that the administration was not sensitive to the condition of the protesters and said that the students “had to resort to fast to press for their rights is unfortunate.”last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Firhad Hakim became a councillor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Wednesday, after a landslide victory in the ward 82 by-election, defeating his nearest rival from BJP by over 13,000 votes.He will take the oath of secrecy as a councillor on Thursday, which will be conducted by KMC chairperson Mala Roy. Hakim was nominated as the Mayor by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, after Sovan Chatterjee resigned from the post in 2018. As per the KMC Act, Hakim had to become a councillor to become the Mayor. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalThe by-election became necessary after the sitting Trinamool councillor of ward 82 Pranab Biswas resigned on health grounds. Hakim said: “People have supported the development projects taken up by Mamata Banerjee. I dedicate my victory to Ma, Mati, Manus. I will do my level best to serve the people of Kolkata.” Hakim defeated BJP candidate Jiban Sen by 13,987 votes. Sen got 2,577 votes, being a distant second. The CPI candidate got 1,735 votes, while the Congress candidate got 537 votes in the bypoll. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedPranab Biswas had defeated his rival by around 7,000 votes in 2015, a margin which has been nearly doubled by Hakim. Hakim was elected as a councillor in 2000. Later, he became member, Mayor-in-Council (Road) in 2010. He resigned to become an MLA in 2011. “I have been working with the people of Chetla over the past four decades. They know that they will get me by their side in times of need. I was born in this area and many people have seen me growing up,” Hakim said. Hakim is known as a hard task master. After becoming Mayor he has taken up several important steps, which include preparing schemes to collect house tax arrears, amounting to around Rs 4,000 crore. He has also decided to take up a drive against illegal billboards in the city. As the Municipal Affairs ministers, Hakim has replaced all the garbage vats in the city by compactors.last_img read more

first_img Parents, stop beating yourself up Top Stories “People used to drink four mugs of beer, now they drink three and a glass of water,” says Bernt Querfeld, who comes from a Vienna cafe dynasty and runs some of the city’s most frequented establishments. “Water is free for now but I cannot tell you whether it will stay that way for long.”Proponents of charging for water deny that their calls are linked to the charity project. But critics are not convinced.Vienna tourism director Norbert Kettner last week called for an end to the Sierra Leone campaign, describing it as “an attempt by certain gastronomes to reduce service using the excuse of a charity action.”“The good reputation of Destination Vienna is compromised,” by such actions, Kettner said, describing the free glass of water “as a traditional service in Vienna’s gastronomy.”Querfeld is not impressed, saying guests do not realize the extra costs _ and work _ that serving those free glasses generate.“When I was a child, my father used to tell me: `If you’re thirsty go to the bathroom and drink the tap dry,’” he told Kurier, the Austrian daily.“‘But I don’t want to see you bothering the waiters.’” New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths For now, payment is voluntary, with 11 restaurants participating in a charity campaign meant to collect funds for clean water-starved Sierra Leone. But the establishments pocket half the water fee and prominent restaurateurs are starting to lobby for an obligatory tap water charge, unrelated to aid for Africa, just as the charity program has begun.Many Viennese suspect that the Sierra Leone campaign and industry calls to charge for water cannot be pure coincidence. Some see a cynical ploy to take advantage of charitable feeling for extra profit.And many are determined to resist.To charge for water would “be absolutely outrageous as far as I’m concerned,” says Marinko Medic.Doris Roitner calls the idea “unacceptable.” Caroline Wehner, herself a waitress, says a free glass of water with an order should routinely be “part of good service in Vienna.”Admittedly, the water dispute takes a back burner even in smug Vienna to the debt crisis threatening Spain, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and other countries in the 17-nation zone using the euro.But for now, prosperous Austria’s involvement in the crisis is restricted to people fretting that their tax euros may be spent frivolously in helping bankroll risky bailouts, and there is a feeling of disconnect with Europe’s less privileged. At 3.9 percent, Austria’s unemployment rate is the lowest in the EU and its economy continues to expand at a time of standstill or contraction in much of the rest of the continent. Top holiday drink recipes More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories All the more reason for interest in an issue close to the hearts and wallets of the Viennese. Much of the city lives from the hospitality industry, earning over 16 billion euros (nearly $20 billion) from tourists in 2010.Its coffee-house culture _ including tuxedo-clad waiters and that free glass of water _ was born in the 17th century after the Turks introduced coffee to the Austrian capital. Almost as long-established is the free pitcher of water served with each carafe of young wine brought to wash down delicious al fresco tavern fare.Few drinking and dining establishments in other EU countries with drinkable tap water put a price on it, and Vienna takes pride both in its water quality and its restaurant service. Asked recently about paying for tap water at city eateries, more than two-thirds of 3,096 respondents surveyed by the daily Kurier rejected the idea.The charity running the Sierra Leone project says part of the idea is to “strengthen awareness for the incalculable value of clean water” in a city where taps are fed by pristine Alpine streams and rivers.But participating restaurants keep half of the price of 2 euros per liter ($2.45 per quart). And prominent Viennese eatery and cafe owners have started to clamor for an end to free tap water, just as the Chamber of Commerce launched a poll of restaurateurs asking for their views on the matter. All of that has sharpened suspicions that eateries are really just out for a profit. ___Associated Press writers across Europe contributed.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Associated PressVIENNA (AP) – In Vienna’s legendary coffee-house tradition, a free glass of tap water with your coffee has been a cherished part of everyday life.Now many Viennese are up in arms over a movement by restaurateurs to start charging for tap.It amounts to cultural sacrilege in a city where delicious tap water _ fed by Alpine springs _ is seen as a birthright, and part of the whole experience of lounging in centuries-old cafes or savoring young wine at one of the Austrian capital’s many leafy outdoor eateries. Comments   Share   How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img

first_img in News, Origination September 21, 2016 746 Views Chase Announces Promotions in Originations Business Greg BelilesSean GrzebinLawrence BaileyChase has announced three promotions in its originations business: Lawrence Bailey has been tapped as head of retail sales and Sean Grzebin and Greg Beliles have been named co-heads of Chase’s originations business.Grzebin, who was previously head of retail mortgage banking with Chase, will assume the role of head of consumer originations (including home equity, retail, and consumer direct business) and Beliles will take over as head of correspondent originations.“These changes position us well for the future and create mobility opportunities for many of our most talented leaders,” said Mike Weinbach, Chase’s CEO of Mortgage Banking.Bailey began with Chase as a senior lending manager 10 years ago and has worked as the bank’s head of mortgage banking for California for the last four years. During that time, the region has ranked at the top in customer satisfaction and loan volume.“Lawrence has also been one of our best people managers, with some of the highest employee satisfaction scores in Originations,” Grzebin said. “This is a well-deserved promotion for him.”In his new role with Chase, Bailey will report to Grzebin and will manage the bank’s national team of branch-based mortgage bankers consisting of seven retail regions—Midwest, Pacific Northwest, Southwest, Southeast, Great Lakes, Southern California, and New York/New Jersey Metro.center_img Chase Originations 2016-09-21 Seth Welborn Sharelast_img read more

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