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TSX caps good week by closing higher as investors respond to pipeline

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index capped a good week with the energy sector closing higher Friday as investors responded positively to federal action to kick-start construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Ottawa ordered the National Energy Board to redo its environmental review of the controversial project, this time taking into account the impact of additional oil tanker traffic off the coast of British Columbia.The move came less than a month after The Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval the NEB and the cabinet gave the project in 2016, citing improper consultation with Indigenous communities and a lack of review of the marine shipping issue.“Any sort of movement on pipelines is viewed to be somewhat positive so we’re seeing a little boost on that side,” said Jamie Robertson, senior portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management.The November crude contract was up 46 cents US to US$70.78 per barrel on the day. It gained 2.6 per cent for the week and closed at a 10-week high.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 9.38 points to close at 16,224.13, after reaching a high of 16,267.69 on 463.6 million shares traded.The TSX was up 1.3 per cent on the week while the loonie improved. On Friday, the Canadian dollar traded at an average of 77.42 cents US compared with an average of 77.48 cents US on Thursday.“It just feels like some of the tension around trade and tariffs has quieted down a little bit so the market is cheering that a little bit,” Robertson said in an interviewAltaGas Ltd. was the day’s biggest gainer, rising 5.87 per cent, while Prometic Life Sciences Inc. led on the downside, falling 7.41 per cent.Overall, base metals led, rising 1.36 per cent, while the health-care sector dropped 2.31 per cent led by Prometic and cannabis companies. Canopy Rivers Inc., the venture capital arm of the marijuana company Canopy Growth, closed down 11.4 per cent to $7.75, after gaining 150 per cent Thursday on its first day of trading on the TSX Venture exchange.Tilray Inc. closed down 30.25 per cent to US$123 on the Nasdaq, two days after it went on a wild ride by surging more than 90 per cent, dropping into negative territory and rebounding after the licensed producer said it got approval to export medical cannabis from Canada to the U.S. for a clinical trial.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average hit a new high, gaining 86.52 points to 26,743.50. The S&P 500 index lost 1.08 points to 2,929.67, while the Nasdaq composite was down 41.28 points to 7,986.95.The economic data is supportive of strong earnings in the U.S. and Federal Reserve policy clearly indicates that rates will continue to rise, Robertson added.“The overall sentiment remains to be very constructive.”The November natural gas contract was up one cent at US$2.97 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down US$10 at US$1,201.30 an ounce and the December copper contract was up 11.75 cents at US$2.86 a pound.last_img read more

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Nuclear power to stay prominent UN atomic energy agency reports

New projections from the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) show that nuclear power will remain a key energy source in the coming decades, with over two dozen new reactors now under construction globally.A new report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) projects an average growth rate of up to 2.5 per cent, or expressed as wattage, 679 gigawatts, by 2030. The low projection would be 447 gigawatts for the same period.“Our job is not so much to predict the future but to prepare for it,” said IAEA Nuclear Analyst Alan McDonald. “To that end we update each year a high and low projection to establish the range of uncertainty we ought to be prepared for.”The report documents 435 operating nuclear reactors around the world, including 103 in the United States alone. Globally, 29 more are under construction. The US had the most operating units, followed by France, with 59; Japan (55) and the Russian Federation (31).Of the 30 countries with nuclear power, the percentage of electricity supplied by nuclear ranged from a high of 78 per cent in France to just 2 per cent in China. But the report notes that China is experiencing “huge energy growth and is trying to expand every source it can, including nuclear power.” With four reactors under construction, China plans a nearly five-fold expansion by just 2020. Nuclear power’s share of worldwide electricity production rose from less than 1 per cent in 1960 to 16 per cent in 1986, and that percentage has held essentially constant in the 21 years since 1986, according to the IAEA. Nuclear electricity generation has grown steadily at the same pace as overall global electricity generation. At the close of 2006, nuclear provided about 15 per cent of total electricity worldwide.Serving as the main global forum for scientific and technical cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear technology, the IAEA carries out programmes to maximize the useful contribution of nuclear technology to society while verifying its peaceful use. 24 October 2007New projections from the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) show that nuclear power will remain a key energy source in the coming decades, with over two dozen new reactors now under construction globally. read more

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UN envoy condemns killing of Palestinian civilians in recent days

A statement released by the office of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process said Mr. Roed-Larsen was “particularly disturbed” by the killing this morning of 70-year-old wheelchair-bound Mahmoud Halfalla in Khan Yunis.”The Special Coordinator sends his sincere sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and calls on the Government of Israel to abide by its obligation under international humanitarian law to avoid the use of disproportionate force in densely populated areas and to protect the civilian population,” the statement said.Mr. Roed-Larsen is scheduled to deliver the regular monthly briefing to the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East tomorrow. read more

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Business Highlights

Business Highlights AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ___Study: Health overhaul to raise claims cost 32 per centWASHINGTON (AP) — Medical claims costs — the biggest driver of health insurance premiums — will jump an average 32 per cent for Americans’ individual policies under President Barack Obama’s overhaul, according to a study by the nation’s leading group of financial risk analysts.The report could turn into a big headache for the Obama administration at a time when many parts of the country remain skeptical about the Affordable Care Act. The estimates were recently released by the Society of Actuaries to its members.While some states will see medical claims costs per person decline, the report concluded the overwhelming majority will see double-digit increases in their individual health insurance markets, where people purchase coverage directly from insurers.___Housing, manufacturing give US economy liftWASHINGTON (AP) — Gains in housing and manufacturing boosted the U.S. economy over the winter, according to reports released Tuesday, and analysts say they point to the resilience of consumers and businesses as government spending cuts kick in.U.S. home prices rose 8.1 per cent in January, the fastest annual rate since the peak of the housing boom in the summer of 2006. And demand for longer-lasting factory goods jumped 5.7 per cent in February, the biggest increase in five months.February new-home sales and March consumer confidence looked a little shakier, but the overall picture of an improving economy drove stocks higher on Tuesday.___GM in next phase of hoped for Buick revivalNEW YORK (AP) — Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: There’s this famous car brand whose average driver is more familiar with Social Security than social media.General Motors Co. will make another attempt to get Buick to appeal to younger buyers with freshened up versions of the Regal midsize sports sedan and the LaCrosse luxury car. GM unveils the pair Tuesday ahead of the New York auto show.Youth has been the theme of several Buick marketing campaigns during the last three decades, with famous pitchmen like Tiger Woods and Shaquille O’Neal. Sales have even risen recently after a dramatic and lengthy decline. But even with that recent success, odds are against GM making Buick a go-to option for large numbers of drivers below the age of 40.___T-Mobile to start selling iPhones on April 12NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile USA on Tuesday said it will start offering the iPhone on April 12, filling what its CEO said was “a huge void” in its phone lineup.T-Mobile, the fourth-largest of the national U.S. phone companies, has been losing customers to the bigger companies, which all sell the iPhone.The company will charge $100 up front for the iPhone 5, then another $20 per month for two years. That’s on top of service fees for voice, text and data that start at $50 per month. Total monthly cost starts at $70 per month, substantially below prices offered by bigger companies.___Cyprus businesses hurt as banks stay shutNICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot businesses were under increasing strain to keep running on Tuesday after financial authorities stretched the country’s bank closure into a second week in a an attempt to stop depositors from rushing to drain their accounts.Cyprus Central Bank governor Panicos Demetriades said “superhuman efforts are being made” to open banks on Thursday.“Temporary” restrictions will be imposed on financial transactions once the banks open, he said, but he would not specify what they would be or how long they would be in place.___Ratings dip but ‘American Idol’ gets the adsLOS ANGELES (AP) — In the heyday of “American Idol,” the notion that it could lose ratings to a zombie slugfest or standard crime drama would have been laughable.That was then. With Fox’s singing contest shedding about 20 per cent of its audience so far this season to hit new lows, it’s been leapfrogged repeatedly in total viewers by series like CBS’ “Person of Interest” and “NCIS.”In a harsher blow to a blockbuster that once ruled the advertiser-adored young adult segment, “American Idol” has been overtaken this season by AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” despite the addition of glossy new “Idol” judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.But in its 12th season, “American Idol” is managing to hit the right notes with sponsors if not always with fickle viewers: It has kept its status as TV’s advertising leader among series and the loyalty of its biggest backers, including Ford and Coca-Cola.___Berkshire amends warrant deal with Goldman SachsOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett’s company will likely become one of the biggest shareholders in Goldman Sachs Group Inc. later this year, and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. won’t even have to part with any cash to do so.Berkshire and Goldman said Tuesday that they had renegotiated an agreement that gave Berkshire the right to buy 43.5 million shares of the investment bank for $115 per share. Now the 2008 deal will be settled with stock this fall.Buffett and Goldman Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein both characterized the deal as an endorsement of the investment bank — much as they did when Buffett invested $5 billion in Goldman during the financial crisis.___Supervalu eliminating about 1,100 positionsNEW YORK (AP) — Supervalu is eliminating about 1,100 jobs nationwide, or about 3 per cent of its workforce, less than a week after the supermarket operator completed the sale of five grocery chains.The company said Tuesday that sale of the five grocery chains means that the remaining business will need “significantly fewer” corporate and store support roles and functions.Supervalu has struggled for years to turn around its business. The broader supermarket industry has been facing growing competition from big-box retailers like Target, drugstore chains and dollar stores. While bigger chains such as Kroger Co. have adapted by tweaking store formats and improving discount programs and product offerings, Supervalu has scrambled to keep pace.___Warning issued on doctors’ stakes in device firmsMIAMI (AP) — Federal health officials have issued a rare warning about doctors’ ownership of shares in medical device companies that allow them to profit from performing surgeries with those products.The inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services issued a fraud alert Tuesday that called the practice “inherently suspect” and said it may violate anti-kickback laws.The agency has only issued a handful of these national fraud alerts in the past 20 years and the warning sends a strong message to the medical industry.___AP Source: CBS buys half of TV Guide net for $100 millionLOS ANGELES (AP) — A person familiar with CBS’ deal for TV Guide says the broadcaster is buying a 50 per cent stake in TV Guide’s cable channel and website for nearly $100 million.The price is less than what JPMorgan Chase’s One Equity Partners paid for a similar stake four years ago and brings CBS Corp. into an equal partnership with Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.The deal terms come from a person who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.___By The Associated Press(equals)The Dow Jones industrial average rose 111.90 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 14,559.65. The S&P 500 index rose 12.08 points, or 0.8 per cent, to close at 1,563.77. The Nasdaq composite rose 17.18 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 3,252.48.Benchmark crude for May delivery rose $1.53 to finish at a five-week high of $96.34 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, used to price many kinds of oil imported by U.S. refineries, rose $1.19 to end at $109.36 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.Wholesale gasoline rose 5 cents to finish at $3.11 a gallon. Heating oil added less than a cent to end at $2.88 a gallon. Natural gas advanced by 11 cents to finish at $3.98 per 1,000 cubic feet. by The Associated Press Posted Mar 26, 2013 5:53 pm MDT read more

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Di Maria Mbappe will certainly win the Ballon dOr

first_imgThe “phenomenon” Kylian Mbappe will only get better and will certainly win the Ballon d’Or during his career, says Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Angel Di MariaAt just 20 years of age, Mbappe has already achieved things in his short career that most footballers can only dream about after tasting a great deal of domestic success and winning the World Cup with France last summer.The forward’s exploits saw him win the inaugural Trophee Kopa for the world’s best U-21 player along with finishing fourth in the 2018 Ballon d’Or poll.And Mbappe looks set to possibly go on to achieve even higher standards this season with the Frenchman leading the Ligue 1 scoring charts with 14 goals in 13 games for PSG.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…“Kylian is a phenomenon,” Di Maria told France Bleu.“Since his exit from Monaco he has grown a lot as a player and produced an extraordinary World Cup.“If he continues like this, surrounded by team-mates with great potential, he will evolve further and will certainly win the Ballon d’Or.”Mbappe, who found the net in PSG’s 3-0 win over Amiens last weekend, will be looking to continue his strong form for Saturday’s Ligue 1 match against Guingamp.last_img read more

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Weather Eye Northwests dry spell will last into next week

first_imgWe had a little relief from the heat Wednesday as marine clouds were very slow to burn off. In fact, the predicted highs of low 80s fizzled to the low 70s without too many complaints.Our friends in the higher elevations near 1,000 feet and farther east enjoyed clear skies all day. The coastal strip had drizzle overnight into early Wednesday, enough to wet the streets in some locales.The weather forecast now includes more of those morning clouds but highs still above average, mainly in the 70s to perhaps near 80 degrees if we get considerable clearing.The odds of any showers or thunderstorms over the weekend have dissipated and will remain over the southern Oregon Cascades. Bad news down there with possible lightning. Locally, the dry spell continues into next week and maybe through the last day of the month. Certainly not much on the horizon to bring us any rainfall.I had a couple of emails Wednesday afternoon asking if our 80-degree weather is over for the year. Even though the forecast calls for highs in the 70s, sure, we can still get 80 degrees, especially if we receive an easterly wind flow. October can have highs in the 80-degree range with no problem, although it just takes a little bit more doing, ha, ha.last_img read more

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BBSI reports 36 million first quarter loss

first_imgAfter a growth spurt featuring a hot stock price that at one point topped $100 a share, Barrett Business Services Inc. said Wednesday it’s experiencing “growing pains” and is making adjustments to put the company back on track.The Vancouver-based firm, a supplier of staffing and outsourced human resources services, reported a net loss of $3.6 million in the first quarter, or 50 cents per share. That compares with a net loss of $2.5 million, or 36 cents a share, during the same three-month period in 2013.First-quarter losses, however, aren’t unusual for Barrett. Historically, it incurs such losses because of higher payroll taxes at the beginning of each year.What was unusual — and what came as a disappointment to investors Wednesday, as the company’s shares were down by as much as 9 percent following Barrett’s first-quarter earnings release — was Barrett President and CEO Michael Elich’s comments about a wrinkle in how the company vets its clients. That process has traditionally driven a 90 percent-plus retention rate.However, Elich said, over the past several months the company has had to cancel its relationships with a number of clients who were using a “disproportionate level” of the company’s resources. Some analysts have suggested Elich’s statement means the company expects reduced revenue moving forward.last_img read more

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Steve Bartman to receive World Series ring from the Cubs

first_img Advertisement According to WGN, the most maligned fan in the history of the Chicago Cubs, Steve Bartman, will receive a World Series championship ring as a gift from the organization.Bartman, a die hard Cubs fan who instantly became a pariah after interfering with a foul ball during Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS against the Marlins, received an outpouring of support during the team’s World Series run last year, but remained in seclusion despite calls for him to celebrate the team’s first title in 108 years.Cubs owner Tom Rickett’s issued a statement explaining his decision to gift Bartman a championship ring. Per WGN:“On behalf of the entire Chicago Cubs organization, we are honored to present a 2016 World Series Championship Ring to Mr. Steve Bartman. We hope this provides closure on an unfortunate chapter of the story that has perpetuated throughout our quest to win a long-awaited World Series. While no gesture can fully lift the public burden he has endured for more than a decade, we felt it was important Steve knows he has been and continues to be fully embraced by this organization. After all he has sacrificed, we are proud to recognize Steve Bartman with this gift today.”Bartman, who has not appeared publicly in the 14 years following his infamous moment, released a statement thanking the team:“Although I do not consider myself worthy of such an honor, I am deeply moved and sincerely grateful to receive an official Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Championship ring. I am fully aware of the historical significance and appreciate the symbolism the ring represents on multiple levels. My family and I will cherish it for generations. Most meaningful is the genuine outreach from the Ricketts family, on behalf of the Cubs organization and fans, signifying to me that I am welcomed back into the Cubs family and have their support going forward. I am relieved and hopeful that the saga of the 2003 foul ball incident surrounding my family and me is finally over.I humbly receive the ring not only as a symbol of one of the most historic achievements in sports, but as an important reminder for how we should treat each other in today’s society. My hope is that we all can learn from my experience to view sports as entertainment and prevent harsh scapegoating, and to challenge the media and opportunistic profiteers to conduct business ethically by respecting personal privacy rights and not exploit any individual to advance their own self-interest or economic gain.Moreover, I am hopeful this ring gesture will be the start of an important healing and reconciliation process for all involved. To that end, I request the media please respect my privacy, and the privacy of my family. I will not participate in interviews or further public statements at this time.Words alone cannot express my heartfelt thanks to the Ricketts family, Crane Kenney, Theo Epstein, and the entire Cubs organization for this extraordinary gift, and for providing the City of Chicago and Cubs fans everywhere an unforgettable World Championship in 2016. I am happy to be reunited with the Cubs family and positively moving forward with my life.”It’s a nice ending to a long nightmare for Bartman. He never deserved the blame or hate he received. Enjoy your ring, man.Here’s the moment that forever changed the course of his life:last_img read more

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Daryls had a good year Whisenhunt said Somet

first_img“Daryl’s had a good year,” Whisenhunt said. “Sometimes with young players, especially ones that kind of come out of nowhere like he did, it seems like it’s a year behind. “I think it’s good that he’s gotten the recognition, but his stats show he should be in consideration [to start for the NFC].”If Washington is able to record a sack in Week 17, he would become only the fourth inside linebacker since 1985 to have 10 sacks and 100 tackles in a season. He has also an interception and two fumbles forced through 15 games. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Fans in the Valley have plenty of reasons to be upset with the 5-11 Arizona Cardinals this season, but the play of inside linebacker Daryl Washington isn’t one of them.In just his third season in the league, the Cardinals’ former second-round selection out of TCU has matured into one of the elite players at his position. However, Pro Bowl voters (NFL players, coaches and fans) must not have taken note. Wednesday, Arizona’s leader in sacks (9) and total tackles (123) was selected as an alternate member on the NFC team. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact San Francisco 49ers’ inside linebacker duo NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis will start for the conference instead on January 27.Following Thursday’s practice, Washington was not shy about venting his disappointment after not being voted in as a Pro Bowl starter.“Yeah, I’m kind of disappointed,” Washington said of the vote. “I guess today’s practice kind of showed it a bit. Guys were kind of encouraging me. “I thought I really had it in the books, but you’ve got to give credit to those guys in front of me, NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis.”With a sack against Bowman and Willis’ 49ers on Sunday, Washington would become the first Cardinals player in franchise history to record 10 sacks and 100 tackles in a season. Still, he’s not sure if there’s anything else he could have done in 2012 to persuade voters.“I don’t know what I could have done,” said Washington. “Maybe I could have gotten that 10th or 11th sack or something and had the record for the most sacks by an inside linebacker. I don’t know. It’s added motivation for next year.”Head coach Ken Whisenhunt was asked about Washington’s apparent snub and suggested that maybe age played a factor in the decision. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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first_img by Ugo Giguere, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 29, 2018 3:23 pm PDT Last Updated Aug 29, 2018 at 4:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Giller Prize nominee Kim Thuy arrives on the red carpet at the gala in Toronto on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Thuy is among the four finalists for the New Academy Prize in Literature. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn Canadian writer Kim Thuy among finalists for New Academy Prize in Literaturecenter_img MONTREAL – A Quebec writer is among the four finalists for the New Academy Prize in Literature.Author Kim Thuy has joined Maryse Conde, Neil Gaiman and Haruki Murakami on the short list for the award.The temporary writing accolade was introduced only for this year in the wake of a decision in May by the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize for Literature, to forgo the honour in 2018 amid a scandal involving sex abuse and financial crimes.A list of candidates was created based on the choices of Swedish librarians, with the 47 writers submitted to a popular vote.The public elected the four finalists and the winner will be announced Oct. 12.Thuy says she’s honoured by the nomination but the Vietnamese-born writer doesn’t intend to free up her schedule on Dec. 9, the date of the prize ceremony.She evaluates her chances of winning at “less than zero” when stacked up against established, veteran writers.Thuy noted she is also the youngest of the four nominees.“I see them as cultural icons — veteran writers — while I’m just at the beginning of this adventure,” she said in an interview with The Canadian Press. “They are thousands of kilometres ahead of me.”The finalists were informed by email late Tuesday but Thuy said she only looked at it closely early Wednesday morning after an afternoon and evening of taking care of her family and a night out at the theatre.“I only really understood the meaning of the email and that prize around 1 a.m.,” Thuy said. “It wasn’t until much later — six hours later.”While it’s not the Nobel Prize, the citizen-driven honour is touching, Thuy said.“We were not just stunned by the decision of the institution, we (the literary community) acted,” she said. “For that reason, it’s much more than a literary prize, it’s a citizen movement.”Seeing her name appear on the original list of 47 was already a surprise.When the public whittled down that list, the author of novels “Ru”, “Vi” and “mãn” doesn’t understand how she was able to beat out international heavyweights such as Margaret Atwood and J.K. Rowling.“First, I may be the only writer in the group who posted about the contest on Facebook,” she quipped. “I have a big Vietnamese family and they had to vote for me! I do not downplay the work of the people who voted because it was quite complicated. It was a commitment.”She took to social media to give thanks to her Quebec fans Wednesday.last_img read more

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PHILADELPHIA — Rapper Meek Mill is being honoured

first_img PHILADELPHIA — Rapper Meek Mill is being honoured in his hometown of Philadelphia for his work as a criminal justice reform advocate and as a musician.The Philadelphia City Council announced Thursday that “Meek Mill Weekend” will commence Friday.In January, Mill joined Jay-Z and others to form a coalition that lobbies for changes to state probation and parole laws called the Reform Alliance.Mill became a symbol for criminal justice reform activists after a judge in Pennsylvania sentenced him to two to four years in prison for minor violations of his probation conditions in a decade-old gun and drug possession case. He spent months in prison before a court ordered him released.Mill said at Thursday’s announcement that he’s trying to “give young kids a fair shot in the system.”The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Mar 14, 2019 12:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Rapper Meek Mill honoured for criminal justice reform worklast_img read more

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President blames supervisor for NHS delay

first_imgPRESIDENT Nicos Anastasiades expressed his discontent on Wednesday over the lack of progress toward the implementation of the National Health Scheme (NHS) and blames the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO) for the delay.Commenting on the implementation of the NHS, a report in Kathimerini quoted the president as saying that without the right software, for which the HIO is responsible, the NHS cannot be implemented.“For 12 years, tens of million of euros have been spent, then in pounds today in euros, and they [HIO] are thinking and re-thinking, they are postponing and they have not managed to effectively deal even the very basics.”He said that he is to meet with the HIO, the Health ministry and PASYDI on April 16 to discuss the issue and push forth for the implementation of the NHS.Last month, Health minister Philippos Patsalis had said that NHS will not be implemented this year and in the best case scenario not before September 2016, because the vital software was not yet ready.Putting in place a new and efficient health system is part of the island’s €10bn bailout plan; the first phase of the NHS was to be implemented by July 2015, the second in January 2016 and the third in July 2016.“If we truly want the immediate implementation of the NHS … there is no other alternative than the tabling of the bill agreed by all parties involved and is pending at the Health ministry since September 2013,” said the HIO in an announcement responding to the president’s remarks.The organisation reiterated that it is not to blame for the delay and that it is ready to proceed with the first phase of the NHS within four months from the vote of the bill.The announcement also said that the organisation had to halt the bidding process for the development of the software until the update of the actuarial study on the NHS was completed, in October 2013, and that it also had to look into all alternative choices for the improvement of the software’s specifications with the goal to reduce the project’s overall costs according to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).“This study was conducted with the assistance of a specialist from the European Commission and was completed in April 2014,” it said.It also said that the cross-examination of the legal basis of the bidding process by all involved authorities and the delay in the provision of technical assistance from the EU support group pushed the project further back.The HIO expressed its satisfaction about the upcoming meeting and said that the president will be informed objectively on the course of events and on “what should be done for the implementation of the NHS”.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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AnastasiadesTsipras hold meeting in Brussels discuss Cyprus issue

first_imgPresident  Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras have held a coordination meeting on Sunday in Brussels, on the sidelines of the European Council meeting.According to Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou, Anastasiades briefed Tsipras on the latest developments regarding the Cyprus issue, adding that they reaffirmed the coordination between the two countries as regards the expected developments with a view to resuming the Cyprus negotiations.He added that the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister of Greece also discussed other aspects of the close cooperation between Nicosia and Athens, as well as the issues raised at the European Council.A Greek diplomatic source who briefed the press in Brussels said that  during the meeting, the two leaders were expected to discuss developments on the Cyprus issue and the contacts held by the UN Secretary General’s special envoy for Cyprus, Jane Holl Lutte. They were also to discuss  preparations for the trilateral meetings with Jordan, Palestine and the Tripartite Summit with Israel that will take place on December 20 in Israel, where developments in relation to the East-Med pipeline are expected.You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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