FILE PHOTO – PBA IMAGESJames Mangahas and Robby Celiz waxed hot and carried Zark’s Burger to its first win in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup with a 109-91 victory over AMA Online Education Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Mangahas scattered 26 points, 14 rebounds, and two assists, while Celiz added 25 markers, seven boards, and four dimes to snap the Jawbreakers’ three-game losing skid and improve to 1-3.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 91 – Villanueva 29, Bonleon 20, Pontejos 15, Paras 7, Macaranas 5, Subido 2, Jordan 2, Alas 1, Calma 0, Celso 0, Malones 0.Quarters: 23-24, 55-45, 73-66, 109-91.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Clark Bautista also strung eight straight points in the payoff period to quash the Titans’ late run. He wound up with 18 points on 3-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc, on top of six rebounds, and three assists.“I told them that we’re down 0-3 so this is a must-win. This is our best chance to win because of the makeup of both teams,” said coach Jade Padrigao, who also notched his first coaching win in the PBA D-League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m glad because the jinx is already gone. This is a relief for me and I hope that this continues for us.”Mangahas anchored a huge 32-point second quarter to give Zark’s a 55-45 halftime lead before Celiz joined the party and kept AMA at bay in the third frame. What ‘missteps’? Ivan Villanueva helped the Titans pull within seven, 90-83, with 3:50 left, before Bautista got the hot hand and sealed the breakthrough victory for the Jawbreakers late.AMA wasted Villanueva’s 29-point, 15-rebound performance and suffered its third straight defeat.Mario Bonleon added 20 markers on 9-of-26 shooting, to go with 13 boards, while Paolo Pontejos chipped in 15. Andre Paras grabbed 22 rebounds in a losing effort for AMA.The scores:ZARK’S BURGER 109 – Mangahas 26, Celiz 25, Bautista 18, De Leon 11, Cayabyab 10, Sheriff 7, Nalos 6, Cudal 3, Ferrer 3, Cariaga 0, Argamino 0, Juruena 0.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pace-setters Cabagnot, Ross wish to share BPC plum 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES
“I’m also happy to fight here in the Philippines again, although I’m facing a fellow Filipino, but what we’re doing is for the country and this is a very historic night for the Philippines.”The man standing in Pacio’s way is just as determined to prove himself.After suffering a series of losses to open his MMA career, Catalan got going as he now rides on a six-fight run.“A lot of people think that his age will be his weakness, but not me. I look at him as a veteran, and he knows what he’s doing, Pacio said about his 40-year-old opponent.But while Pacio speaks highly of Catalan, he remains confident about his chances.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! LATEST STORIES “I believe you can never really call yourself a world champion until you defend it,” said Pacio.The Team Lakay standout failed in his first-ever title defense when he won the strawweight strap for the first time after losing to Yosuke Saruta by split decision last January.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe 23-year-old Pacio regained the belt three months later, but he knows it doesn’t get easier in keeping it around his waist as a new challenge awaits.“I’m really happy to be given a chance to defend this belt. The last time, I wasn’t so fortunate and I lost it. This time I will do everything to successfully defend it and to have a strong momentum entering 2020,” Pacio said. Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Knights overcome RK Ilagan, Stags to advance in NCAA stepladder semis Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Photo from ONE ChampionshipMANILA, Philippines—Being a world champion is one thing and defending it is another.That’s why Joshua Pacio will lay everything on the line when he stakes his ONE strawweight title against Rene Catalan in an all-Filipino main event in ONE: Masters of Fate Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’ PLAY LIST 02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Rice industry paralysis “I’ve really stepped up my training for this match and I’ll make sure to show it on 8 November and make sure I go home still a world champion,” Pacio said.“One thing is for sure, this is the best you’ll see of me. An upgrade, a real confident one who believes in himself.”The two warriors faced off on Tuesday during an open workout at Elorde Sports Complex in Sucat, Parañaque.“Age is just a number and it’s never going to stop me from fulfilling my dream of becoming a world champion,” Catalan said in Filipino.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
England are set to recall Jos Buttler as a specialist batsman in their team for the third Test against India in Mohali with Ben Duckett facing the axe after his struggles against off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the first two matches.The left-handed Duckett scored 56 in the second innings against Bangladesh in Dhaka but has accumulated just 54 runs in six innings since. (Vizag Test: England showed guile and skill even in defeat)Ashwin, the world’s top-ranked bowler, dismissed him three times in Rajkot and Visakhapatnam and the 22-year-old appears to have technical flaws in his defence against spinners.”I think he’s got a special talent,” England coach Trevor Bayliss said after the side lost by 246 runs on Monday to go 1-0 down in the series.”Whether he plays the next match or not, I think he’ll play a lot more for England.”Every level you get to, you go up. It gets harder and harder, and the step is bigger. Ben’s working harder than anyone in the nets to try to fix things up, getting himself into a position that he is confident enough to score runs.” (Cook defends England’s tactics)England have two batting options in their squad – Gary Ballance and Buttler – to replace Duckett. But Ballance was also dropped after aggregating 24 in four innings during the 1-1 drawn series in Bangladesh.Buttler, who boats the three fastest ODI hundreds for England, has a modest record in Tests. The wicketkeeper-batsman averages 30 in 15 matches, the last of which was 13 months ago against Pakistan in Dubai.advertisement”The one thing with Jos is that if he plays the same way as he does in one-day cricket, I think that’s the way ahead for him; red ball or white ball,” Bayliss said.”He’s in the top echelon of destructive batters when it comes to white-ball cricket, and there’s no reason – if he can get his head around playing against a red ball – that he can’t do the same and put the pressure back on the opposition.”The 26-year-old right-hander has not had much opportunity to practise for the longer format with the lack of warm-up fixtures in India.”He’s certainly hitting the ball very well in the nets,” Bayliss said. “Yes, we would have liked him to have a hit-out at some stage, but it is what it is these days.”We’ve no time to fit one in. If he does come in I think he’ll give it his best shot.”Fast bowler Stuart Broad, who has injured his right foot, could make way for the return of Chris Woakes in Mohali.England must also decide if they want to persist with left-arm spinner Zafar Ansari, who has taken five wickets in three Tests, or replace him either with off-spinner Gareth Batty or seamer Steven Finn.
Story Highlights The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, today (March 13) passed a Resolution in support of the twinning of the City of Kingston with the City of Miramar, Florida, in the United States.According to the Resolution, both cities share deep cultural, creative and historic ties and have agreed to pursue and solidify this relationship through various initiatives such as municipal governance, youth participation and leadership, community empowerment, commercial facilitation and networking, environmental stewardship, alternative energy solutions, and local economic development.The City of Miramar is home to a large Jamaican diaspora, many of whom have contributed in significant ways to the development of the city, particularly in the areas of social development, political leadership, citizen safety and security, and commerce.At the meeting of the Corporation today in downtown Kingston, Councillor for the Stony Hill Division, Tosha Schwapp, who moved the motion, stressed that there are substantial benefits that can accrue from stronger relations with Miramar.“We have so much to share, so much to learn from each other. It will provide us with an opportunity to learn best practices in disaster management and mitigation. It is a way for us to exchange our sporting activities, youth activities, art, culture, food and music,” she said, adding that the opportunities are endless.Councillor for the Papine Division, Venesha Phillips, who seconded the motion, pointed out that integration is critical to remain buoyant in an international competitive environment.The Resolution is to be sent to the Ministry of Local Government and Communality Development for support.During the sitting, newly elected Councillor for the Norman Gardens Division, Jacqueline Lewis, was sworn in. The City of Miramar is home to a large Jamaican diaspora, many of whom have contributed in significant ways to the development of the city, particularly in the areas of social development, political leadership, citizen safety and security, and commerce. The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, today (March 13) passed a Resolution in support of the twinning of the City of Kingston with the City of Miramar, Florida, in the United States. At the meeting of the Corporation today in downtown Kingston, Councillor for the Stony Hill Division, Tosha Schwapp, who moved the motion, stressed that there are substantial benefits that can accrue from stronger relations with Miramar.
Rabat- Low clouds will sweep the Atlantic skies above the coast and Atlantic plains. The DMN expects foggy weather in the northern and central coasts. Gusts of chilly winds are ahead in every region of the country.The high temperatures for Tuesday vary between 2 and 3 degrees Celsius in the reliefs and the Oriental regions; 4 and 9 degrees Celsius in Saiss, Tangier, the northern and southeastern slopes, the Phosphates Plateau, and Oulmes; and 10 and 15 degrees Celsius in the far south. Read Also: First Snowfall Blankets Ifrane with 30 CentimetersLow temperatures range from 11 to 16 degrees Celsius in the reliefs and the Oriental regions; 16 to 21 degrees Celsius in Saiss and the northern, southern and southeastern plains; and 22 to 27 degrees Celsius in Souss and the southern provinces.The sea levels are stable to high in the Mediterranean, the Atlantic off Tan-Tan, Tangier, and the Strait of Gibraltar.
Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (up 49.27 points to 16,002.78, a record high):Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up $2.43, or 19.00 per cent, to $15.22 on 14.7 million shares. Alcoholic beverage company Constellation Brands has signed a deal to acquire a nearly 10 per cent stake in the Canadian marijuana company for $245 million.Precision Drilling Corp. (TSX:PD). Oil and gas. Up 45 cents, or 13.80 per cent, to $3.71 on 5.7 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 15 cents, or 5.26 per cent, to $3.00 on 5.3 million shares.Crescent Point Energy (TSX:CPG). Oil and gas. Up 68 cents, or 7.18 per cent, to $10.15 on 5.2 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up 54 cents, or 8.00 per cent, to $7.29 on 5.1 million shares.Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN). Financial Services. Up 87 cents, or 9.21 per cent, to $10.32 on 5.02 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down one cent, or 0.08 per cent, to $12.38 on 4.2 million shares. The company is naming Alex Pourbaix as its new president and chief executive, replacing Brian Ferguson who is retiring after 33 years with Cenovus and its predecessor companies. Pourbaix retired from TransCanada Corp. earlier this year where he was most recently chief operating officer. He starts the new job on Nov. 6 and will also be a member of the Cenovus board of directors.
Imagine having to make the difficult choice between buying food or menstrual hygiene products.For many people, it’s an unfortunate reality.Tanya Faulkner, Labour Program and Services Co-ordinator with United Way Niagara, says that tampons and pads are rarely donated to food banks and shelters — and can be an expensive luxury for people living in poverty.“I know a girl who missed a week of school every month. Her family could only spare enough money to buy menstrual hygiene products for her mother so she could go to work and earn an income,” she says.“In other situations, people who are underemployed, unemployed or homeless may choose to eat a meal instead of purchasing health products.”Beginning this week, Brock University’s United Way committee is organizing a menstrual hygiene product drive as part of a larger local Tampon Tuesday initiative. Community members are being asked to take the #oneboxchallenge and donate an unopened box to support local people in need.Tampons, pads or other menstrual hygiene products will be collected until Friday, March 1 at several locations on campus (listed below).The boxes will be brought to one of three Tampon Tuesday events taking place across Niagara on Tuesday, March 5 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in celebration of International Women’s Day.Last year’s Tampon Tuesday event collected nearly 2,300 boxes, but Faulkner says that the need is always greater than what is provided. With the additional help of large organizations like Brock University on board this year, she’s hoping to collect closer to 6,000 boxes.“We’re grateful that Brock is involved. The collective effort of students, staff and faculty can make a huge impact in our local community,” she says.In addition to contributing to this year’s initiative, members of the Brock community will also benefit from its success. The Brock University Students’ Union Food First program is one of 15 local recipients of this year’s drive.“The Food First program has seen an exponential increase in demand over the past couple of years,” says Joyce Khouzam, Vice-President, Student Services for Brock University Students’ Union. “Surprisingly, we’ve seen the most usage from graduate students, even though the program is an undergraduate program.”Khouzam says that about 1,500 Food First packages have been given away since September 2018, each including seven grocery items and two hygiene products of the students’ choices. Students can access the program up to three times per semester.Normally, if a student needed menstrual hygiene products, a box would be counted as one of their two allocated hygiene products.“With the donations from Tampon Tuesday, we can offer pads or tampons in addition to the nine items in the package,” says Khouzam. “Students won’t have to make the choice between toilet paper or tampons.”Other Tampon Tuesday recipients include Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold, Community Care of West Niagara, Community Living Port Colborne-Wainfleet, Fort Erie Multicultural Centre, GBF Community Services, The Hope Centre, Pelham Cares, Port Cares, Project SHARE, The RAFT, Westview Centre4Women and YWCA Niagara.Tampon Tuesday began as a grassroots effort more than decade ago. An individual working with Bell Media in London, Ont., identified the community need and began organizing monthly events with guest speakers from local agencies. It wasn’t long until United Way Centraide Canada got on board and helped spread awareness across the country. This is the third year United Way Niagara is involved in the initiative.What: Tampon Tuesday — Menstrual hygiene products collection driveWhen: Monday, Feb. 11 to Friday, March 1Where: Several locations on Brock University’s campus:Brock Campus StoreBrock Card officeBrock Central at the Registrar’s OfficeComputer CommonsDeCew Dining HallGeneral Brock StoreLibrary Ask Us deskLowenberger Dining HallMarilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts security officeNursing department in East Academic building 3Student Life Involvement CommonsWalker equipment room (Cage)Walker welcome deskFor more information, contact Brock University’s Tampon Tuesday lead organizer Beth Natale, Director, Recruitment and Retention, at x3564 or email@example.com
← Previous Story Luka Zvizej acts Dejan Peric in a movie: “He was like our father and our brother” Next Story → Elezovic stays, Mirkovic joins Serbian champion RK Vojvodina There is no doubt who will be the first favorite to win the VELUX EHF Champions League next season after F.C Barcelona has signed two world-class star – Nikola Karabatic and Kiril Lazarov! Macedonian TOP scorer is coming from BM Atletico Madrid, where he spent last three seasons and played in the two EHF Champions League final. The most wanted trophy he will be able to win in Barca’s t-shirt, which he will wear in the next two seasons.Before Spain, Lazarov played for C.O Zagreb and MKB Veszprem at the international scene. In Macedonia he began to play in Ovce Pole. He also played for Borec and RK Pelister Bitola. handball transferskiril lazarov f.c barcelona intersportkiril lazarov transfer
THE BODY representing Irish primary school principals has called for a “CAO-style” model to govern enrolment into both primary and secondary schools.The Irish Primary Principals’ Network says proposals to reform entry into Irish schools should take their lead from the college admissions process – and ask pupils to list their preferred secondary schools in order of preference.The body wants a web-based application system where all children entering primary school, or sixth class pupils moving into second-level education, list their choices for the schools they want to attend.“Then, parents could get their first, second or third choice, depending on supply and demand factors, in a method similar to the CAO application process for college,” said IPPN director Sean Cottrell.The calls follow plans from education minister Ruairi Quinn to overhaul the school admissions process, prohibiting policies where schools can choose to prioritise the children or siblings of past pupils, or operate a ‘first come, first served’ model.Earlier this month Quinn told a conference of secondary school teachers he would be introducing legislation to ensure a more equal admissions system for schools.The principals’ proposals would only kick in if a school gets more applications than it has space to cater for – and says the model would reduce stress for parents and boards of management by making the admissions process more transparent.Cottrell said the IPPN wanted a single enrolment application form for all public schools, with nearby schools clustering to form catchment areas and cooperating on their own enrolment criteria.The association is backing Quinn’s plans which would force schools to stop prioritising students who are the children of former pupils, or the children of current teachers at those schools.However, the association does want allowances for families who have always lived in one school’s catchment area, but who may now find themselves muscled out if new homes have been built closer to that school, so that those families are not pushed out of their traditional school.Read: Ruairí Quinn: School enrolment to be ‘more structured, fair and transparent’Poll: Should schools introduce ‘CAO-style’ admission?
US MEDICAL DEVICE manufacturer Medtronic has struck a deal worth €32 billion in cash and stock for healthcare technology player Covidien, which has significant operations in Ireland.As part of the deal, the executive leadership of the company will move to Ireland, with Medtronic operational headquarters remaining in Minneapolis where it employs more than 8,000 people.The new entity will have 87,000 employees in 150 countries around the world.Commenting on the news Medtronic chairman Omar Ishrak, who will move to Ireland to head up the corporate management team, said:“This acquisition will allow Medtronic to reach more patients, in more ways and in more places. Our expertise and portfolio of services will allow us to serve our customers more efficiently and better address the demands of the current healthcare marketplace.”RevenuesThe deal could be beneficial for the new entity from a tax perspective, with combined revenues €13 billion in revenues from non-US markets now potentially not having to be banked in the States.Ishrak told Reuters that the deal was not driven by tax considerations.In a statement, Covidien and Medtronic said that the primary purpose of the deal was to “combine products, services and insights into solutions aimed at expanding access and reducing healthcare costs”.Medtronic maintained that the new company will remain “committed to the US as a healthcare innovator, strategic business partner and employer of choice”.The deal, which still must be approved by shareholders of both companies, is likely to go through towards the end of this year or at the start of 2015.It is expected to result in at least $850 million (€628 million) in annual pre-tax cost savings by the end of fiscal year 2018.Read: Covidien workers to meet management over Athlone jobs fears>Read: Medical devices company Abbott to cut 200 jobs in Tipperary>
The Greek academics and educators who are preparing a Greek community submission as part of the Victorian Languages Strategy Discussion Paper, are calling for the inclusion of the Greek language in the new national schools curriculum currently being developed by the Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority (ACARA), according to reports.Neos Kosmos understands that the committee which was established following a meeting at the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV) has prepared a draft discussion paper which will be considered by the six organisations partnering in the submission.The partners include, GOCMV, Modern Greek Teachers’ Association of Victoria, the Greek Studies Program of La Trobe University, Education Office of the Greek Consulate in Melbourne, Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria and Victorian School of Languages. The submission has commentary on the teaching of the Greek language as well as recommendations for the strengthening of the Greek language teaching.Neos Kosmos understands that the submission is critical of how Modern Greek has been ‘marginalised and undermined in government schools’ by unsympathetic principals and School Councils who refuse the appropriate allocation of resources and teaching staff.The influence of Greek on all European languages and Western culture is emphasised as is data demonstrating that Modern Greek is the third most spoken language in Australia. The submission also suggests that Greek should be offered from Prep to Year 10, at least in one school, in each geographical area with a strong local Greek community; and calls for the establishment of a Language Centre for Greek. The Language Centre would provide opportunities for professional development. If established, it would link with University Language and Teacher Training Programs and local communities, according to the draft submission. The draft submission concludes, “that the new Victorian Language Policy needs to include the Greek language as it has demonstrated the teaching of highly organised language programs, highly competent teachers, strongly funded by the Greek Government, and most importantly, has proven that it has been successfully taught.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
The head of the Eurogroup, the countries which use the euro currency, Jean-Claude Juncker issued a statement earlier this week in an attempt to stop the controversy that has been created over comments he made which alluded to the European Union knowing about an imminent economic crisis in Greece for some time and that a Greek prime minister had admitted to widespread corruption in the country. “Mr Juncker said that a few years ago, when Greece’s competitiveness figures indicated that it would find itself in a very difficult economic and fiscal position, everyone in the rest of Europe knew that the country faced a very serious corruption problem,” said a spokesperson for Luxembourg’s prime minister. “Despite that, as president of the Eurogroup, he was not in a position to speak publicly because there would be a terrible outcry. “To show that the attitude of Greek authorities to the problem has now changed, he referred to what George Papandreou said after the general election of 2009 about there being a serious corruption problem in Greece.” Juncker’s clarification settled the argument about which prime minister he had been referring to. Both Costas Simitis, who took Greece into the single currency, and Costas Karamanlis, Papandreou’s predecessor, denied that they had ever publicly or privately claimed Greece was corrupt. Although Juncker may have put to bed one argument, another replaced it yesterday as Papandreou’s opponents rounded on him for sullying Greece’s name. “His repeated public comments that Greece is a corrupt country did plenty of damage,” said New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras. “Prime ministers do not criticize their countries, they lead them.” Government spokesman Giorgos Petalotis said that ND was displaying “some gall” in criticising PASOK after handing over the economy in a terrible state. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
France : de plus en plus de décès en maisons de retraiteComme chaque année, l’Insee a publié une étude sur les chiffres concernant la population française en 2009. Une étude qui met en avant le fait que les Français vivent toujours plus longtemps, et par conséquent sont également plus nombreux à mourir chaque année en maison de retraite.Voilà quatre ans que le nombre de décès qui surviennent en France chaque année augmente. Cela ne veut pas dire que la médecine ne progresse plus ou que les Français sont davantage malades qu’auparavant, mais cela s’explique par l’effet démographique. La population augmente. À lire aussiFacebook : publication d’un rapport détaillé sur l’activité de la firmeL’Insee indique que l’espérance de vie ne cesse d’augmenter elle aussi chaque année, passant en 2009 à 84,5 ans pour les Françaises, et 77,8 ans pour les Français. Les personnes âgées sont ainsi de plus en plus nombreuses à décéder en maisons de retraite, explique E-santé, pour une proportion de 12% alors que ce chiffre était de 6% en 1980.Du côté des jeunes enfants, et pour la première fois depuis longtemps, la mortalité infantile (survenant lors des premières semaines après la naissance) augmente légèrement, après avoir stagné durant 2005 et 2008. Elle touche ainsi 3,7 enfants sur 1.000 naissances, soit 0,1% de hausse par rapport aux trois années précédentes. L’Insee explique que la France était 5e en 1999 au classement européen des plus faibles taux de mortalité infantile, puis 14e en 2008. Une saisonnalité des décès a également été observée, et montre que les personnes âgées sont plus nombreuses à mourir en hiver, tandis que les moins de 35 ans décèdent plus fréquemment lors des deux principaux mois d’été.Le 13 novembre 2010 à 19:11 • Emmanuel Perrin
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 9, 2017 – Nassau – Patrik Marti, Head of Credit Suisse, right, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette at the Ministry’s Offices on December 6, 2017.(BIS Photo/Raymond Bethel)
The Columbia River Crossing appears close to a mitigation agreement with two of the three major riverfront manufacturers negatively affected by the project, after Greenberry Industrial announced Monday that it was nearing a deal.The company’s statement follows a similar confirmation by Oregon Iron Works last week. But the CRC so far hasn’t found the same progress with the third business, Vancouver-based Thompson Metal Fab.“We haven’t reached any settlement with them,” Thompson spokesman Tom Hunt said Monday.CRC officials expect to use millions of taxpayer dollars to compensate the three manufacturers who say they’d be squeezed by the $3.4 billion Interstate 5 Bridge replacement, which would reduce the maximum clearance under the freeway. Project and state leaders have spent recent months negotiating with each company to determine just how much they’ll pay as mitigation.Greenberry’s statement indicates those talks are approaching a resolution on two of three fronts.“Greenberry Industrial is close to reaching a mitigation agreement with Oregon and Washington on the impact a restricted-height Interstate 5 bridge would have on our company’s operations,” Greenberry’s statement said. “We are encouraged by the progress of recent negotiations and are optimistic about reaching an agreement that will enable Greenberry to maintain its proven business model and will protect critical manufacturing jobs for our employees in both states.”Through a spokesman, the company declined further comment. It’s unclear how much the CRC would pay Greenberry under the agreement, or whether Greenberry would move any part of its existing operation downstream of a new I-5 bridge.
Vancouver technology startup Trek Global sees a big niche in helping small businesses manage inventory and recordkeeping using cloud-based services, and it believes it has the products to fill that niche.Trek Global’s challenge is to get the word out to prospective customers so that it can stay ahead of competition in the fast-evolving world of cloud data storage and management. It believes that nearly half of all companies will move to what is called cloud Enterprise Resource Planning software in the next five years, and hopes for huge growth from its revenue of $1.2 million in 2013.That’s why the company, with 12 U.S. employees, including seven based in Vancouver, pitched to the Oregon Entrepreneur Network’s Angel Oregon fund for investment funding for marketing and promotions. The company is a semifinalist in the rigorous competition, and on Monday it will learn whether it will be one of three companies headed into a final round in the competition. Winners in the Angel Oregon spring contest typically receive investments of $200,000 to $300,000.“Our product is ready to go. We just need for people to hear about us,” said Joel Stangeland, Trek Global’s CEO.Stangeland, 45, is a Vancouver native and Evergreen High School graduate. He spent time working for various technology companies on the East Coast and California but returned to his hometown four years ago with business partner Joel Hoffman to launch Trek Global.“I could see these was a deep need that wasn’t being served,” he said.That market need, he says, is for cloud-based data management tools for midsize companies that are too large for QuickBook tools but too small to afford the services of companies such as SAP, Oracle and Microsoft. Trek Global offers comprehensive warehouse and distribution management for data and a flexible pricing structure.
Close PUBG addiction: Groom plays PUBG at his own wedding’ ignores his new bride While the popular online battle-royale game, PUBG celebrated its popularity in India with Baahubali-themed outfits, its situation in China has not been as good. After a tussle for revenue that lasted more than a year, developers Tencent decided to withdraw their popular game in favour of a clone which has received regulatory approval to generate revenue.The anti-terrorism themed game is called ‘Game for Peace’ and has the same mechanics as the original game. Players can continue from the progress they had in PUBG and the maps are quite similar too. However, the game has a completely different lobby, with an aeroplane hangar and several jets parked around the place. As Reuters reported, the game has been described as a “tactical shooting game” which “pays tribute to the blue sky warriors that guard our country’s airspace”, referring to the Chinese air force. Forwarding the socialist agenda of the Chinese market, several gory effects of PUBG Mobile have been replaced with paintball effects after a public outcry over excessive gore in games. The textures on some items have also been changed, possibly to resemble the Chinese military colours.A change that confounded several players was the animation for deaths. Upon death, characters kneel and wave before fading away instead of dropping to the ground. Game for Peace (former PUBG Mobile) for ChinaTencentThis decision has moved players to call out China for being ‘brainwashed’. A YouTube comment on a gameplay video read, “Oh China, you are so funny^^ Oh no, ‘brainwashed’ was the word I am looking for.”Even after being the largest gaming company in China, Tencent Holdings Ltd. has had to deal with the new regulations about the kind of games that are approved for Chinese audiences.However, business for Tencent looks good. Analysts at China Renaissance said, “With PUBG Mobile having around 70 million average daily active users in China now, we expect Game for Peace could potentially generate 8 billion yuan to 10 billion yuan (8,200 crores to 10,250 crores of rupees) in annual revenue.” PUBG Mobile banned in China permanentlyIBTimes IndiaPlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds was released for PCs in March 2017 and its mobile version came almost a year later in February. Since then, PUBG has garnered international popularity with over 70 million players reported from China alone.Watch Game of Peace aka PUBG Mobile Chinese version gameplay here:
Stockbrokers have sought the rationalisation of the securities transaction tax (STT) in the Union budget, which will be the last one of the Narendra Modi government’s current term.The demand has been raised on a wish list that the Association of National Exchanges Members of India (Anmi) and Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers Forum have jointly presented to market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi).Though the government in an election year is expected to present only a vote-on-account, the traders hope Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will look into their demands.Another major issue on which the traders want Sebi to put pressure on the North Block to consider is a withdrawal of the dividend distribution tax (DDT), according to media reports.Market sources say the traders are also pressing for an exemption from the long-term capital gains tax (LTGC), which they think is a major irritant for the market.The brokers have sought a rethink of the additional STT on the exercise of options as it is causing “inefficient pricing” at settlement. The government levies additional STT at the rate of 0.125 per cent on option contracts that are exercised.”We would like to state that extensive thought process has been put in and we as associations have pondered over each and every suggestion from our members,” Anmi and Brokers Forum have said in the representation to Sebi.The trade bodies say an increase in the STT rate, the withdrawal of a tax rebate, and the introduction of GST (goods and services tax) without subsuming the statutory levies related to stock exchange transactions are hurting the market.An overall rationalisation would help increase trade volumes and boost government revenue, they say.The government has from this financial year withdrawn an exemption from LTCG tax for securities held for a period exceeding three years. The LTCG is levied at the rate of 10 per cent. Earlier, the gains from the sale of shares held for a period of one year or more were exempt from taxes.”It is pertinent to mention that in India, the percentage of total population investing in stock exchange-traded instruments is abysmally low. Hence, there is need to attract and incentivise the investors for holding the investment for long-term so as to attract conventional investors who invest in gold, fixed return instruments or real estate,” the letter to Sebi says.The brokers’ bodies have sought the withdrawal of the DDT saying it is adversarial taxation. “The present form of adversarial taxation on a dividend of around 20 per cent results into triple taxation of corporate earnings. The tax on the dividend should be in the form of equalisation to balance the difference between corporate and personal tax. Hence, it is recommended that DDT is withdrawn and the tax should be levied at 10 per cent on the recipient.”
What Your System Can Do for You Small business phone systems used to be extremely basic. You’d have one or two phones, one or two lines and some notepads for taking messages. Things certainly have changed.With VoIP and other types of IP-based telephony, your phone system can be integrated with your data network, providing advanced features. For example, if a store manager needs to replace a worker who’s called in sick, software running on an IP phone system can automatically call every potential replacement employee, one at a time. An employee who wants to accept the extra work shift simply presses a button on his or her phone.If your phone system doesn’t offer much more than a dial tone, a few extensions and voice mail, it could be holding back your business. This month’s column provides an overview of small business phone systems, with an eye toward helping you decide what’s right for your company. Next month, I’ll explain the business functionality to look for in IP telephony (IPT) solutions.Your Phone System OptionsSavvy small businesses have traditionally had either a key telephone system or a private branch exchange (PBX). Both systems allow businesses to connect their phones through a limited number of lines to the public phone network.A key system is typically used in small offices that need only a few extensions. A PBX is a switching system that manages calls between internal users and shares external lines among them. Historically, you could access an outside line directly with a key system, but you had to dial 9 to get an outside line with a PBX.The introduction of VoIP has changed the landscape completely, allowing small businesses to get phone service exclusively over the internet. When it comes to VoIP-based systems, you have a number of options. You can use a free or inexpensive service, such as Skype or Vonage, in which you make and receive calls over the internet using headset-equipped computers or traditional telephones. Typically, these services are used when only a couple of phone lines are required. Alternatively, you can have a complete IPT solution that integrates voice, video and data. Or you can use a hybrid system that incorporates VoIP capabilities into your existing phone system. All key system vendors have introduced product lines capable of supporting VoIP.The internet voice phenomenon began with VoIP, which referred to the ability to obtain a dial tone over the internet. Now VoIP has evolved into more advanced IPT solutions, which include dial tone with basic services that lead to enhanced communications technologies, such as unified communications. Today people generally mean the same thing when they refer to VoIP and IPT, even though technically there’s a difference.Here’s a quick rundown of the various options for IP-based phone systems:VoIP is the most basic IP voice system , in which phone calls are carried over the IP network you use for data. An IP network that carries data and voice is referred to as a “converged” network. You can get IPT service through such services as Skype or Vonage, as mentioned above. These VoIP services can offer advanced features, such as the ability to receive voice messages as audio file e-mail attachments, in addition to the usual conference, transfer, forward, hold and other functions. These are primarily for businesses with less than five employees.IPT solutions offer VoIP plus a number of features similar to those offered by traditional PBXs for both small and large businesses on a converged network. These solutions can be tailored based on your needs.IPT solutions can be extended to include additional business applications, such as unified messaging, integrated contact centers, and rich-media conferencing that combines voice, data and video.Unified communications can take IPT solutions a step further with technologies, such as presence–the ability to determine the best way to contact others within your company, including voice, e-mail or IM–as well as mobility solutions. A unified communications system unifies and simplifies all forms of communication, regardless of location, time or device. Imagine going to one mailbox to retrieve all your faxes, e-mails and voicemails. Benefits of Converged Voice and DataAn IP phone system can offer the following benefits to a small business:Communication costs, such as long-distance toll charges, are drastically reduced.Productivity and efficiency are enhanced through capabilities, such as having one phone number that rings on multiple devices simultaneously.Phone connections and locations can be easily and affordably moved, added or changed.Remote and mobile employees can use the IP phone system and its features in the office, on the go or at home, on various devices. For instance, they can use a softphone (a software interface to your IPT system) and a headset to make and receive calls on a laptop. Or they can use wireless IP phones, allowing them to tap into the phone system wherever there’s a wireless network available.IP phone systems are flexible, scalable and customizable, so they can grow in step with your business.An IPT solution can be tied into CRM software to enhance customer service.Hosted or Managed?Even though many IP phone systems are designed and priced for small businesses, you may find they’re still too expensive for your budget. Or you may lack the in-house technical expertise to manage an IP phone system. The good news is you don’t have to buy an IP phone system to take advantage of its features, and you don’t need in-house expertise. Instead, you can use a hosted or a managed IP phone system, depending on your needs.With a hosted service , the service provider–not you–owns the equipment that supports your IP phone system. And the equipment aside from the phones resides with the service provider, not on your premises. The hosted-service provider is fully responsible for your IP phone system, which is delivered to your business over an IP network, such as the internet.Because the service provider delivers the same services to multiple customers at once, you benefit from the economies of scale. Also, you don’t have to invest capital for your phone system; instead, you pay the hosted provider a fixed monthly fee. You don’t have to worry about supporting and maintaining the service, and you have access to technical experts when needed. You also don’t have to worry about disaster recovery. For instance, if there’s fire or other damage at your office, the IP phone system–because it resides off the premises–won’t be affected. Hosted-service providers typically deploy top-notch system security, too.A hosted IP phone system is a good option for small sites that don’t have an existing key or PBX system and don’t have the technical capabilities to support an IP phone system.With a typical managed service , you own the IP phone system, and the equipment that supports it resides on your premises. But the system is entirely managed by an independent service provider. By outsourcing the IP phone system, you don’t need in-house expertise to design, deploy and maintain it–a considerable task for any small business. At the same time, you can take advantage of the tax benefits of owning the equipment, while paying an affordable monthly rate for the managed service. A managed service is worthwhile if you already own a phone system but lack the in-house expertise to manage it or need more control over the phone system.Making Your Small Business Look BigYou may be perfectly happy with a basic phone system, and that’s OK. But ask yourself this: Are your competitors relying on the same basic phone systems they’ve been using for years? Can your phone system easily support your company’s goals for growth? And, perhaps most important, wouldn’t you like your small business to look bigger than it really is–to your customers as well as your competitors? Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global