Former ServiCom employee warns about unofficial fundraising drives

first_imgSYDNEY, N.S. — People planning on donating funds to help the almost 700 call centre employees in Cape Breton who lost their jobs last week are being warned to be careful about where they send their money.Tanya Wilneff, a former manager at the ServiCom Canada facility in Sydney, says the workers have yet to endorse any centralized fundraising efforts.Wilneff says she has spotted at least six GoFundMe sites that purport to be raising money for ServiCom employees — who lost their jobs last Thursday as part of a bankruptcy protection process involving the company’s U.S. parent.She says those sites may have been set up by well-meaning people, but it is often difficult to tell if they are legitimate.Wilneff says former ServiCom employees are expected to decide on how fundraising should be handled when a meeting is held later today in Sydney.Meanwhile, Wilneff says she and her colleagues have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from friends and neighbours.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Centre sanctions Rs 4,000 cr for women safety projects under Nirbhaya Fund

first_imgNew Delhi: The Centre has sanctioned nearly Rs 4,000 crore for various women safety projects under the Nirbhaya Fund that include financial assistance to rape and acid attack victims and setting up of special police units for women and children.According to a Home Ministry document, the highest Rs 2,919.55 crore has been sanctioned under the ‘Safe City Project’ being implemented in eight cities — Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Lucknow — to provide safety to women in public places. A total of Rs 200 crore has been released for the Central Victim Compensation Fund. The key objectives of the project is to support the victims of rape, acid attacks, crime against children, human trafficking etc, it said. All these projects are being implemented under the central government’s ‘Nirbhaya Fund’, which was named after the 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim, a Home Ministry official said. The ministry has sanctioned Rs 321.69 crore under the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) to provide a pan-India single emergency response number — 112. The project has already been operationalised in 20 States and Union Territories, according to the document A total of Rs 23.53 crore has been sanctioned for setting up of the Special Unit for Women And Children (SPUWAC) and the Special Unit for North East Region (SPUNER) at Nanakpura in Delhi. Both the SPUWAC and the SPUWAC have already become operational, it said. A state-of-the-art DNA laboratory is being set up at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory in Chandigarh at a cost of Rs 99.76, while projects have been sanctioned for setting up or strengthening of the DNA facilities in Forensic Science Laboratories in 12 states at a cost of Rs 131.09 crore, as per the document. The Home Ministry has also sanctioned Rs 7.09 crore for training of investigation, prosecution and medical officers and Rs 5.07 crore for providing facility of social workers and counsellors at the district and sub-divisional police station level in Delhi, it said.last_img read more

SC rejects plea of sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday rejected sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav’s plea challenging the Election Commission’s decision to reject his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat to contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, “We do not find any grounds to entertain the plea of Yadav.” Yadav had moved the top court challenging the decision of Returning Officer (RO) to reject his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, saying it was intended to “give walkover” to PM Modi. Senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, appearing for the Election Commission, referred to various apex court judgments and said election petitions can only be filed after polls are over as it would vitiate the electoral process. Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for Yadav, said that as per earlier verdict of the apex court, the election petition can be filed during enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC). At the fag end of the hearing, Bhushan sought liberty from the court to file an election petition after polling is over. “We have done what we could have done. We find no grounds to entertain this petition,” the court said. The top court had Wednesday asked the poll panel to examine grievances of Yadav. The RO on May 1 had rejected the nomination papers of Yadav, a Samajwadi Party candidate, who was dismissed from BSF in 2017 after he posted a video online complaining about the food served to the troops. The poll panel official held that Yadav failed to furnish a certificate as mandated under the Representation of Peoples (RP) Act to the effect that he has not been “dismissed for corruption or disloyalty to the state”. The Samajwadi Party had initially fielded Shalini Yadav as its candidate to contest against Modi and later nominated the sacked BSF jawan.last_img read more

Carrier starts reserving seats on largest passenger airliner

HONOLULU — Japan-based All Nippon Airways has begun taking reservations for flights between Tokyo and Honolulu on an Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger airliner.The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the airline expects to put its first 520-seat aircraft into service in late May. It started reserving seats earlier this month.The carrier ordered three Airbus A380s in 2016.All Nippon Airways plans to launch service on the A380 with flights on three days per week between Honolulu and the Narita International Airport.It anticipates moving to 10 flights per week when the second A380 enters service in July.Jun Miyagawa, the airline’s senior vice-president of sales, says the carrier would ramp up its Japan-Hawaii capacity to about 1,300 customers per day by 2020 if all goes according to plan.___Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.comThe Associated Press read more

In Haiti SecretaryGeneral vows support for quake victims

Touching down in the capital of Haiti, which was devastated by this week’s catastrophic earthquake, today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged the United Nations’ support for the victims of the disaster.The UN “will continue to stand behind the Haitian people,” Mr. Ban said in Port-au-Prince, the city hardest hit by the 12 January tremors, which are believed to have impacted one third of Haiti’s 9 million people. [Watch video]Addressing reporters in the capital, the Secretary-General outlined three top priorities.Firstly, he underscored the continued need for the search-and-rescue effort. Dozens of teams – comprising over 1,000 people – are on the ground trying to save survivors trapped under rubble.A staff member, Jens Kristensen of Denmark, was pulled alive from the rubble of the Christopher Hotel today. [Watch video]Also essential, Mr. Ban stressed, is emergency relief, including food, water and tents, and these supplies are being distributed to those in need by the UN and its partner agencies.“Third, and most important, coordination” of the emergency operation is vital, he noted.’The situation is overwhelming,” he said. “And the offer of assistance is also very moving and overwhelming.” The airport still not operating at full capacity, but “we need to make sure our help is getting to people who need it, as fast as possible,” the Secretary-General, who plans to brief the Security Council tomorrow on his visit, said. “We cannot waste one minute, one dollar or one person.” While visiting the destroyed Christopher Hotel, which housed the world body’s headquarters in Haiti, he received a UN flag.“I will carry this in memory of our colleagues who have given their lives for the cause of peace,” Mr. Ban said.“I am very saddened to see what all this destruction that has cost the United Nations and our dear colleagues. But I believe that their dearest wish would be that we carry forward.” Among those who died at the hotel are his Special Representative to Haiti, Hédi Annabi, as well as his Deputy Luiz Carlos da Costa and Acting Police Commissioner Doug Coates of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.“You have suffered yourselves in this gravest single tragedy in UN history,” Mr. Ban said to UN staff members in Port-au-Prince. “Yet you carry on… “We do not have to create UN heroes. We have only to look around. There are many heroes. I am proud to serve with you.” Upon arriving in Haiti this afternoon, Mr. Ban met with President René Préval. He also had an emotional reunion with Michele Montas, his former spokersperson who is Haitian. [Watch video]He was accompanied on his visit by Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP; Alain Le Roy, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping; John Holmes, UN Relief Coordinator; and Susana Malcorra, Under-Secretary-General for Field Support.In a meeting with Haitian UN staff members on Friday, he underscored that “all of us, all colleagues and the whole world, are standing behind you and trying to share this difficult moment with all of you.” Also on Friday, the UN and its partners launched an appeal on Friday for nearly $600 million to help the victims of the earthquake, which has left basic services on the brink of collapse in Port-au-Prince.The funds are intended to assist an estimated 3 million affected people over a period of six months, with half of the funds being earmarked for emergency food aid, with the rest targeted at health, water, sanitation, nutrition, early recovery, emergency education and other key needs.For his part, General Assembly President Ali Treki said in a statement today that he “salutes the resilience of the people of Haiti whose courage should be matched by the continued commitment of the entire international community.” He expressed his gratitude to civil society organizations and others for their efforts to delivery much-needed aid and other assistance. 17 January 2010Humanitarian AidTouching down in the capital of Haiti, which was devastated by this week’s catastrophic earthquake, today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged the United Nations’ support for the victims of the disaster. read more

Afghan civilians fleeing large cities UN refugee agency reports

In an update issued in Geneva, UNHCR said that large numbers of people were leaving the Afghan city of Kandahar, the major city in the south and the headquarters of the Taliban. Civilians are also reportedly fleeing Kabul and Jalalabad. While many of those leaving are said to be going to villages, “many others are headed for the Pakistan border, and possibly some for the Iranian border.”Despite the fact that all borders with Afghanistan’s neighbours are closed, some Afghans reportedly have managed to cross into Pakistan, UNHCR said. Iran has stated “categorically” that its border will remain closed, but Tehran has said it will assist in any cross-border aid operations that may be necessary. The humanitarian situation inside Afghanistan is described as critical, with the agency warning that the departure of international relief workers from the country will likely spell worsening conditions for millions of civilians who are “barely managing to survive.” “The situation inside Afghanistan after three years of drought and more than 20 years of continually evolving conflict, as well as large-scale human rights abuses, is extremely fragile,” UNHCR warned, saying it was “extremely worried” about the possibility of mass displacements and widespread deaths. “Already many people are reported to be too weak even to become displaced,” UNHCR said. “They simply don’t have the strength or the resources to move from their villages.” In response, the agency is sending extra emergency staff to the region while drawing up contingency plans for numerous different scenarios. In addition, a crisis group has been formed involving the main UN agencies that will be working together in the event of a major emergency.Meanwhile, High Commissioner Ruud Lubbers was at UN Headquarters in New York today to raise awareness about the plight of the Afghan people. Speaking to reporters after conferring with Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Mr. Lubbers said he would head tomorrow to Washington, D.C. “The policy-makers there I hope will be more aware of the humanitarian dimensions” of the situation in Afghanistan, he said. “The war against terrorism is a globally accepted principle, so I think there is no divide” between the aims of UNHCR and those engaged in the struggle, he said, responding to questions. He added that humanitarian consequences should still be taken into account in any planned actions. read more

Annan calls on Eastern and Central European States to support UN reform

In a message to the ninth St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in the Russian Federation, delivered by Sergei Ordzhonikidze, Director General of the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG), Mr. Annan noted that during the UN’s 60th anniversary year this year he had put before Member States a report entitled “In Larger Freedom.”It “contains far-reaching recommendations for defeating poverty, strengthening human rights, building an effective collective security system and strengthening the United Nations itself,” Mr. Annan said.“As these reform efforts move ahead, the United Nations family – including the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and a number of UN agencies – will continue to be your partner,” he added.The General Assembly’s summit in September, which is expected to take action on the reforms Member States have been negotiating, could be a time of “bold and even historic decisions,” Mr. Annan said. “But success will depend on the ability of Governments and world leaders to heal their divisions and work together for the common good.”The Forum had an important role to play in preventing new divisions from arising by promoting closer economic ties between the enlarged EU and the CIS, he said. read more

Fianna Fáil may not support new Fine Gael Taoiseach if water charges

first_imgFianna Fáil may not support new Fine Gael Taoiseach if water charges debacle not resolved The impasse between the country’s two biggest parties shows no signs of abating. 92 Comments Sunday 9 Apr 2017, 1:32 PM Short URL By Cianan Brennan Share Tweet Email Apr 9th 2017, 1:32 PM http://jrnl.ie/3331441 10,963 Views Source: Shutterstock/Chepko Danil VitalevichFIANNA FÁIL HAS threatened to withdraw its support for the Fine Gael-led minority government if the current row over water charges is not resolved to its satisfaction.The party’s environment spokesperson Barry Cowen yesterday told his parliamentary colleagues via email that, unless Fine Gael honours its commitments under the confidence and supply agreement, Fianna Fáil will not countenance “facilitating any potential changes to government personnel and roles”.The email would appear to be a thinly-veiled threat regarding the precarious nature of both Enda Kenny’s current leadership and the competition to succeed him, commonly expected to be a straight shootout between Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar.The latest controversy surrounding water charges came to the boil last week when major differences between the two main parties appeared as the committee on future funding of water prepared to make its recommendations, with Coveney insisting that those recommendations would constitute a breach of EU law, leaving Ireland open to substantial fines.Speaking to Yates on Sunday on Newstalk this morning, Cowen acknowledged the existence of the email and what it contained, saying that it “simply reiterated” what is already contained in the confidence and supply agreement.Last week, Social Protection Minister Varadkar had disputed that the terms of the confidence and supply agreement mean that Fine Gael must side with any recommendations made by the water committee. Barry Cowen Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie“If there is a clear indication that they (Fine Gael) will not carry out the express wishes of the Dail in relation to the recommendations contained in the report, then there’s no point in us hanging around waiting for a leader to be elected by Fine Gael,” Cowen said this morning.They must oblige and honour the Dáil which represents the people in its efforts to bring about a credible solution to this problem so as to allow us to get it off the table and get the dead cat off the rug.Last week’s spat was merely the latest threat to the government, which has been through many such gauntlets in recent months – the most recent being the furore surrounding the scandal involving Sergeant Maurice McCabe and Tusla, which has led directly to the Charleton Tribunal of Inquiry.The final vote on the water committee’s recommendations has now been adjourned to next week, although little give has been seen on either side so serious questions remain as to whether those recommendations will in fact lead to legislation.Meanwhile, it was revealed this morning that Irish Water last month paid performance-related awards (PRAs), averaging €4,799 in size, to all employees last month for work carried out in 2016.Those payments, the company confirmed, were first approved by the Workplace Relations Commission in September 2015. They are the first such payments to be paid by Irish Water since 2013.“All payments are fully taxable and non-pensionable,” the company said in a statement.Read: The weather for the Easter weekend will be ‘cold, breezy, mild and dry’Read: Soft drinks are reducing in sugar to avoid the upcoming sugar tax Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Deux lanceurs Soyouz vont rentrer de Kourou en Russie

first_imgDeux lanceurs Soyouz vont rentrer de Kourou en Russie Deux lanceurs Soyouz vont être rapatriés du Centre spatial guyanais de Kourou en Russie suite à l’explosion survenue au mois d’août du vaisseau Progress M-12M. Les engins sont équipés d’un moteur identique à celui qui a provoqué l’échec de la mission russe.Les mesures de sécurité se poursuivent suite à l’explosion fin août, du vaisseau spatial russe Progress M12-M. Après avoir suspendu les vols de ses fusées, l’agence spatiale russe va procéder au rapatriement de deux des quatre lanceurs Soyouz qui se trouvent actuellement à la base de lancement de Kourou en Guyane française. En effet, les ingénieurs n’ont pas réussi à identifier la cause de l’échec de la mission du vaisseau. Ils savent seulement que la panne provenait du moteur du lanceur. Or, les deux engins situés à Kourou sont justement équipés du même moteur que celui qui a provoqué l’échec.À lire aussiLa fusée Vega réussit une nouvelle mission depuis Kourou”Quatre fusées russes se trouvent au centre spatial de Kourou, deux Soyouz-ST-A et deux Soyouz-ST-B. Le troisième étage des Soyouz-ST-A doit être rapatrié en Russie pour passer en revue les moteurs RD-0110, dont une panne a entraîné l’échec du lancement (fin août) du vaisseau Progress M-12M”, a ainsi expliqué une source à l’agence Interfax. Un lancement décisif le 14 octobre Toutefois, Roskosmos n’a pas changé d’avis sur le prochain lancement d’un Soyouz : celui-ci aura bien lieu comme prévu le 20 octobre, le lanceur n’étant pas équipé du moteur incriminé. En revanche, le décollage planifié le 16 décembre et qui devait mettre sur orbite le satellite militaire français Pleïades-1 sera remis à une date ultérieure. Tout comme le lancement de six satellites américains de télécommunication Globalstar depuis Baïkonour au Kazakhstan, repoussé du 8 octobre aux “alentours du 10 décembre”, selon la source spatiale d’Interfax. Quant à un éventuel lancement d’un vaisseau Progress destiné à ravitailler la Station spatiale internationale (ISS), il pourrait se produire le 14 octobre prochain. Selon la même source russe, “le calendrier de lancements de toutes les fusées Soyouz dépendra de ce lancement là.”Le 13 septembre 2011 à 16:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

UPDATE Man runs into traffic is struck by car

first_imgA 41-year-old man was critically injured Monday night after he reportedly ran into traffic at Northeast 143rd Street and 20th Avenue, in the Salmon Creek area, and was hit by a southbound car.He suffered critical injuries and was unconscious when transported by AMR ambulance just before 9 p.m.,” Dawn Johnson, spokeswoman for Clark County Fire District 6, said in a bulletin. “The man was wearing patient scrubs and no shoes. The driver of the vehicle that hit him did stop.”The man was identified Tuesday morning as Keenan Moss, 42, of Vancouver. He suffered a serious head injury and other injuries, Johnson said.Wednesday evening, Moss was listed in critical condition in intensive care at Southwest Washington Medical Center, a nursing supervisor said.The case is being investigated by a detective with the traffic unit of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, said sheriff’s Sgt. Linda Hayes.Just before running into traffic and being hit, the man had been discharged from Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Johnson said.He’d been taken to that hospital a few hours earlier, about 6 p.m. Monday, after witnesses called 911 and said he ran into traffic at East 40th and Main streets, swinging his fists and yelling, the bulletin said.The 6 p.m. incident is within the jurisdiction of the Vancouver Police Department. Johnson said she was told Vancouver police, after the 6 p.m. incident, put a hold on the man because he was believed to be a danger to himself.last_img read more

State seeks new study of Alaska Psychiatric Institute privatization

first_imgFederal authorities have restored certifications for the Alaska Psychiatric Institute, and state health officials are now re-evaluating privatizing the state-owned hospital. But there’s still work to do, he added. The 80-bed hospital is operating at below 60 percent capacity, and health department officials said it’s been a struggle to hire the staff needed to reach full capacity. As of October 2018, the hospital had 49 beds available, and former director Duane Mayes said he planned to use an infusion of state funding to hire close to 50 new psychiatric nurse assistants, bringing APl to full capacity within three to six months, the Anchorage Daily News reported.  The state is accepting proposals on the privatization evaluation through Aug. 26. “This is something that’s an ongoing issue,” he said. “Getting individuals to fill those roles has been the most difficult aspect.” “One of the issues we have in hiring both psychiatric nurses and psychiatric nurse assistants is the compensation level,” said DHSS Commissioner Adam Crum. “We have to make sure that we can work toward getting competitive.” Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Photo by Kirsten Swann/Alaska Public Media) There’s currently no timeline for reaching full capacity at API, Crum said. Hiring remains a challenge. In January, Crum invoked his statutory authority to assume management of the hospital, citing ongoing problems with safety, regulatory compliance and staffing. A private company, Wellpath Recovery Solutions, received a contract to provide administrative support to API in two phases through 2024, with the intent of helping the hospital “return to its full capacity by June 30, 2019,” according to DHSS. In May, the contract was amended to continue on a month-to-month basis through the end of the year; the requirement to make all 80 beds available remained. “If the administration is serious about getting the hospital back to full capacity, they should take privatization off the table and aggressively recruit to fill funded but vacant positions at API,” Spohnholz said in a written statement.center_img “Things are headed in the right direction,” said Gov. Mike Dunleavy, speaking at Monday’s press conference alongside commissioners from the Department of Health and Social Services.  Meanwhile, the state is moving forward with plans to explore privatizing the state-owned hospital. A 2017 study examining the same thing concluded that privatizing API would likely increase costs. Instead of full privatization, the 2017 report recommended a blended approach, privatizing certain non-core services while maintaining direct care under state management.  A state Request For Proposal issued Monday solicits bids “for a study of the feasibility of privatizing the Alaska Psychiatric Institute.” On the same day, state executives and hospital administrators gathered in the API lobby for a press conference announcing the hospital’s recent re-accreditation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The facility’s status was thrown into jeopardy last year, following the discovery of dozens of regulatory violations. Now, according to state officials, API has a reinstated state license and renewed federal certifications, and is therefore eligible to continue receiving federal funds. “They’ll look at staffing levels, they’ll look at curriculum, or what their modality of treatment is for different types of patients, they’ll look at acuity level of patients, they’ll look at cash flow, they’ll look at everything,” Wall said Monday. “And then they’ll make recommendations.” Correction: This story has been updated to clarify that Wellpath Recovery Solutions received a contract to provide administrative support at API, not to manage it. As of Monday, the facility had 46 beds available, and Deputy Commissioner Albert Wall said Wellpath had accomplished everything the state had asked of it. The decision to explore privatization was criticized by the Democratic co-chairs of the House Health and Social Services Committee. In a statement, Bethel Rep. Tiffany Zulkowsky called the new study a waste of resources, while Anchorage Rep. Ivy Spohnholz said the potential for privatization made it “difficult to recruit and retain qualified staff.”  But a lot has happened since 2017, Wall said. DHSS believes a new feasibility study is necessary to evaluate privatization in the current context.last_img read more

Kalank cast Did you know Karan Johar wanted Shah Rukh Khan Ajay

first_imgKaran Johar had a different star cast in mind for Kalank initially.InstagramThe movie Kalank has an excellent star cast of Varun Dhawan, Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha. But do you know, producer Karan Johar had a completely different star cast for the film in his mind earlier.KJo had planned to make Kalank 15 years ago, and that time he had stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, Rani Mukerji and Kajol in mind as the lead cast of the movie.Karan had made the revelation in his book titled – An Unsuitable Boy, and an excerpt from the same has started doing the rounds on social media.”Anyway, after Kaal I went on to develop Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. When my father was alive, I was writing a love story set in pre-partition times. But the canvas was too large. It was supposed to have Shah Rukh, Ajay, Rani and Kajol. It was about two homes, and it had a Hindu-Muslim angle. It was a very strong subject, and would be called Kalank,” the excerpt from the book read. Karan Johar book excerpt.TwitterThe movie was planned more than a decade ago, but things did not work out, and hence it was shelved then. Although the cast has now completely been changed, it is not clear if the storyline has also been changed.The filmmaker had earlier said that Kalank was his father’s dream project, and he regrets that he could not make it while he was alive. It has now been directed by Abhishek Varman. Kalank cast along with producer Karan Johar at the teaser launch.Shweta Parande for IBTIMES”A film that was born in my heart and mind 15 years ago….a film I passionately believe in…the last film my father worked on before he left us….it was his dream to see this film come through….I couldn’t fulfil his dream then….my spirit was broken….but today his wish has found a relationship with celluloid….the story of turbulent relationships and eternal love has found a voice….the film has been woven, nurtured and visualised by ABHISHEK VARMAN….and the film Is KALANK! Set in the 40’s but it’s heart lives on…..TOMORROW the journey begins…..am excited …anxious and emotional about this one…I do hope you join us on our path to undying love…..#KALANK [sic],” he had posted on Instagram while announcing the film.The teaser of Kalank has been released, and it has impressed all. Fans are now eagerly waiting for the trailer of the movie.last_img read more

EC asks parties to report on fulfilling conditions

first_imgThe Election Commission (EC) has sent letters to the political parties to know whether they are properly following the conditions for continuing Election Commissiontheir registration, reports BSS.The letters, signed by EC joint secretary M Abul Quashem, were sent on Wednesday to the general secretaries or the secretary generals of 40 registered political parties.”We have sent letters to know whether those political parties are being operated according to the Representation of the People Order (RPO), 1972,” Helaluddin Ahmad, acting secretary of the EC secretariat, told BSS.After receiving their replies, the EC will examine those and then decide on the next course of action in the EC meeting, he added.In the letters, the EC has sought information on the issues of central and grass-roots committees and offices of the political parties, 33 per cent representation of women, involvement of professional and associate bodies with the party, holding polls under the party constitution and selecting the candidates as per the opinion of the grassroots party men. The EC has asked all the political parties to inform about those matters within 15 days.After receiving the party reports, the EC will form a ‘special team’ to probe information regarding the activities of elected committees and field offices of the parties, said the EC officials.”If any political party fails to fulfill the conditions of registration, the concerned party will be given a ‘show-cause’ notice as the primary step,” they added.last_img read more

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Be My Valentine Singapores most extravagant Valentines Day

first_imgSource = The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore “Be My Valentine” Singapore’s most extravagant Valentine’s Day“Be My Valentine” Singapore’s most extravagant Valentine’s DayRomance your better half with an indulgent stay experience in The Ritz Suite this Valentine’s Day. Located on level 32, the top floor of the hotel, this spacious 2,347 square feet upscale penthouse overlooks panoramic views of Marina Bay and the cityscape.After checking-in, set the mood for romance with a three-hour pampering retreat at the award-winning Ritz-Carlton Spa. The three-hour L’Aventure spa journey kicks off with a glass of bubbly, before you enjoy a back reviver treatment, a smooth and firm body butter treatment, and a hot lapis stone massage. A private hydrotherapy session in the privacy of your Spa Suite in addition to another round of Champagne and chocolates completes your spa journey.At dusk, an al fresco overwater dining experience awaits at the outdoor swimming pool, where a custom platform will be built over the pool to accommodate a private dining experience for two. Whisper sweet nothings and stargaze as you revel in a handcrafted six-course gourmet set dinner. A string quartet playing your favourite love songs will enhance the dreamy atmosphere.Back in the Ritz Suite, delight in His and Her presents from Tiffany & Co® before winding down the evening with a lavish butler-drawn bath, filled with 135 litres of Möet & Chandon Champagne. This sparkling bath time treat includes a bottle of Dom Pérignon which you can enjoy with your loved one as you soak in the panoramic views from our iconic octagonal bathroom window.The “Be My Valentine” room package includes:Overnight accommodation in The Ritz SuiteA L’Aventure package for two persons at The Ritz-Carlton Spa which includes:                  A glass of welcome Champagne                 15-minute Back Reviver Treatment                 15-minute Smooth & Firm Body Butter Treatment                 90-minute Hot Lapis Stone Massage                 60-minute relaxation in The Ritz-Carlton Spa Suite and private hydrotherapy                 A glass of Champagne and chocolates post-treatmentA private six-course set dinner for two persons at the swimming pool, complete with a string quartet who will perform for 60 minutesA “Champagne Bath” for two persons in The Ritz SuiteHis and Hers presents from Tiffany & Co® worth SGD 15,00024-hour personalised butler serviceExclusive Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge access for two persons inclusive of five daily culinary presentationsThe “Be My Valentine” stay package is available from 14 to 15 February 2018 and is priced from SGD 50,552. A four-day advance reservation is required. All prices are in Singapore dollars, subject to prevailing service charge, goods and services tax. Room reservations are subject to availability and can be made by calling (65) 6434-5111 or emailing rc.sinrz.reservations@ritzcarlton.com.last_img read more

PATA signs organisational partnership with IGLTA

first_imgThe Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced an organisational partnership with the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA). The agreement strengthens the bond and shared interests between the two associations.The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by PATA CEO Mario Hardy and IGLTA President and CEO John Tanzella at World Travel Market in London, United Kingdom. The agreement commits the two organisations to share knowledge through research and publications, to reciprocate in event participation, to support mutual agreed advocacy positions, and to enhance access for the benefit of members of both organisations.Hardy said, “As PATA works for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region, it is important to recognise and inform our members that gay and lesbian tourism has a significant impact socially and economically across the globe. We are proud to support them in their activities, as PATA continually works to establish bridges for people of goodwill from all countries to access each other and empathise with each other.”Tanzella added, “IGLTA’s role is to identify businesses globally that are welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and to share that network with LGBT travellers so they know where they will feel safe. We are thrilled to partner with PATA, a leader in responsible Asia-Pacific tourism, to enhance LGBT outreach in this region and provide their members with the education to better serve our community.”last_img read more

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