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December 18, 2019

elegantstunning Baby Girl Infant Beautiful Kids Headband Hair Band Hair Flower Hair Accessories : It is quite big for the kids head and,

first_imgBeautiful and great value for money . Baby Girl Infant Beautiful Kids Headband Hair Band Hair Flower Hair AccessoriesNewest Baby Girl Kids Infant Peacock Feather Headband Hair Band Hair FlowerCondition: Brand NewHead Perimeter about:45cmPacking; 1pc Flower Really well made, it is lovely. It has a lace on the back to tie it the right measure so it will never be too tight. Lovely headband and super cute on my daughter who is 9 months old. Very cute headband fits perfect. But the bow come off had to stich it back on looks ok with or with out the bow. So cheap i have ordered more in different colours. Baby Girl Infant Beautiful Kids Headband Hair Band Hair Flower Hair Accessories : The hair band is nice and attractive gift for the babies. It is fairly priced and i would recommend this to my friends. It is quite big for the kids head and, after all it is just a hairgrib and not a hairband as i thought when i ordered it. You get what you pay for with these cheap headbands. It was a bit frayed in places but looks pretty if you dont look too closely. Great quality and arrived on time would highly recommend. Look so cute on would recommend. My daughter has just gone 2 and a half months and it fits her perfectly. No indentation and it doesn’t slip. Everyone has given her compliments and asked where i brought it. Very pretty, looks just like the picture. Somehow my daughter managed to take the bow off. I brought this headband for my 5 month old daughter. It took a few weeks for delivery but everytime she wears it people stop me in the street and comment about how lovely the headband is and how pretty my daughter looks wearing it. I’m going to buy more headbands now as they look great on my little girl. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-03-15 08:40:51Reviewed Item Baby Girl Infant Beautiful Kids Headband Hair Band Hair Flower Hair AccessoriesRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  75  reviews Posted on March 15, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories UncategorizedTags elegantstunninglast_img read more

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December 17, 2019

Security Flaw found in Twitter’s Flash Widget

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#security#twitter#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img Related Posts sarah perez A recently discovered security flaw in Twitter’s Flash-based website widget may have allowed attackers access to the login credentials of any Twitter user. According to Mike Bailey, an analyst at Foreground Security, the problem involves a known vulnerability in Adobe’s Flash programming language, the language used to code the Twitter widget. In response, Twitter has disabled the widget in question while they research the issue further. Oddly enough, the vulnerability in question was initially discovered back in 2006, but many website operators have yet to address it says Bailey, according to a Reuters UK news story about the potential Twitter security hole. After analyzing Twitter’s website, Bailey says the site may have been open to attack from hackers attempting to exploit this particular security hole for over a year. But the researcher doesn’t blame Adobe for the issue – the company informed programmers how to address the vulnerability years ago. Instead, this problem has to do with the “how the developers at Twitter, or whoever did this, built the Flash applications,” Bailey told a reporter at InternetNews.com. According to a post on the Twitter Status blog, the company has exercised “an abundance of caution” in disabling access to the widget as they have not yet heard about any accounts being affected by the reported vulnerability. However, says Bailey, there’s no way of know if any users were ever impacted by the issue and, if so, how many. “That is one of the big scary things; if they are being attacked, there is almost no way to find out short of a very close examination of the server logs or client logs, which generally aren’t stored,” he said.This is by no means the first security issue for the microblogging startup. The company has seen everything from DNS hijacking to the theft of corporate documents and even fell victim to a distributed denial-of-service attack which affected other social media properties on the web including LiveJournal and Facebook. Twitter users have also had their accounts hacked and have had to deal with the constant threat of internet malware posted to the site via shortened links. If anything, a news story about yet another Twitter security threat almost seems like a non-event these days, given how many issues the company has faced over the few short years they’ve been in operation. But considering current Twitter’s status as a piece of our modern-day’s communication infrastructure, it’s unnerving to hear about issues such as these…especially considering how this one in particular should have been addressed from the get-go. last_img read more

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December 16, 2019

The Cost of Starting a Small Business in the U.S. and Abroad [Infographic]

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img Tags:#biz#tips A new infographic by Intuit looks at the cost of starting a new business in the United States as compared to other countries around the world. It notes that inflation and currency exchange rates play a large role in the costs of doing businesses in various countries.The graphic gives information about start-up costs, time to launch, and success rates in different countries. New Zealand and Singapore are ranked numbers 1 and 2 in terms of the easy of doing business. Some of the figures at the bottom are apples-to-oranges sorts of comparisons (success rates in the U.S. over the course of three years versus failure rates in France in a business’s first year, for example) but the information draws an interesting picture of some of the places in the world where small businesses are thriving. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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December 3, 2019

Rain brings respite to Kolkata

first_imgRains on Wednesday afternoon gave respite to the people in Kolkata grappling with sweltering heat and power trips over past several days.Weathermen at the Alipore Meteorological office said the rains were result of the scorching heat and added that the progress of monsoons in the city will restart by the weekend.On Tuesday, the maximum temperature was around 39.6 degrees Celsius about six degrees above normal. Over the past few days, power cuts in several areas in the city late in the evening and even in the wee hours of morning have left the residents furious. The CESC authorities described the power cuts as localised faults and attributed the situation to high usage of air-conditioning till the wee hours of morning due to ongoing football World Cup.“Usually the power consumption drops after 12 in the night. But with everyone being glued to television and ACs working there have been localised faults in different areas of the city,” a senior CESC official told The Hindu. The CESC officials ruled out any ‘load shedding’. On the weather front, the relative humidity recorded in the last 24 hours was 64% in the morning and 73% in the evening.With the discomfort continuing, the State government has decided to extended the summer vacations till June 30.last_img read more

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Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Ravan to be released from jail

first_imgIn a major decision, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday decided the early release from jail of Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Ravan, who is behind bars on NSA charges after last year’s Saharanpur caste violence. He was to be released on November 1.Mr. Chandrashekhar was booked for his alleged role in last year’s caste violence in Saharanpur district, involving Dalits and upper caste Thakurs.The UP department, which is under CM Adityanath himself, in a statement said the decision was taken on sympathetic grounds taking into consideration the representations by Mr. Chandrashekhar’s mother and the “current situation.”However, the details are yet to be confirmed. The Bhim Army founder had challenged his detention under the NSA in the Supreme Court after which the apex court recently issued a notice to the state government.Two other persons, Sonu and Shivkumar, who were in jail over the Shabbirpur violence, will also be released early. They were to be in jail till October 14.The government had booked six persons under the NSA last year.last_img read more

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November 22, 2019

Nationalism over NBA fandom: Fans support ‘motherland’ China

first_imgRoger Federer, Novak Djokovic both lose in Shanghai quarterfinals 60-40 sharing ‘fair’ as China will spend for WPS exploration—Esperon PLAY LIST 01:2760-40 sharing ‘fair’ as China will spend for WPS exploration—Esperon00:54Palace: Up to MTRCB, DFA chief to pull out ‘Abominable’ from cinemas00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan 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 This jewelry designer is also an architect In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, photo, Brooklyn Nets’ Theo Pinson, left, drives against Los Angeles Lakers’ Danny Green, right, near a Chinese national flag during a preseason NBA game at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. When Houston Rocket’s general manager Daryl Morey tweeted last week in support of anti-government protests in Hong Kong, everything changed for NBA fans in China. A new chant flooded Chinese sports forums: “I can live without basketball, but I can’t live without my motherland.” (AP Photo, File)BEIJING — When Wu Xintong’s favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, played the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai this Thursday, she broke a viewing streak of more than 10 years and deliberately missed the game.Until recently, the 20-year-old student in northern Hebei province had followed her idol, Kobe Bryant, religiously. She meticulously recorded in a notebook the details of every Lakers performance, down to the time stamps of certain players’ moves. By her own accounting, two-thirds of her closet is filled with Lakers jerseys and other purple and gold apparel, not to mention the Lakers mugs, stickers and cellphone cases she keeps in a box.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “You eat at our house and then spit in our food,” said commenters on the Twitter-like Weibo platform, referring to the NBA’s multibillion-dollar ties to China.The NBA controversy may have been the most high-profile, but it was far from the only debacle to involve an American corporation offending the ruling Communist Party’s political sensibilities within the same span of days. Apple and jeweler Tiffany & Co. suffered immediate censure for appearing to support the Hong Kong protests, video game giant Activision Blizzard punished a high-ranked gamer for shouting Hong Kong protest slogans during a webcast, and “South Park” published a tongue-in-cheek apology for an episode about U.S. corporations succumbing to Chinese censorship.On online forums and Weibo, web users reveled in the power of the Chinese consumer. One circulated image depicted Morey as a cartoon character lying awake at night, sleepless after squandering the Chinese market.“The outpouring of anger from Chinese internet users appears to be real rather than manufactured, with hardly any sign of dissent,” said Jessica Chen Weiss, a Cornell University professor who studies Chinese nationalism. “But this chorus of outrage also reflects how effective the Chinese government’s messaging and propaganda have been at fanning popular nationalism, depicting the Hong Kong protests as an illegitimate separatist movement and framing the ongoing trade and tech war as a national struggle against foreign aggression.”The outrage coincides with a swell of patriotism from the National Holiday at the start of this month. Nationwide, flags handed out by the government festooned shop entrances and residential buildings. As homework for the weeklong holiday, elementary schoolchildren were assigned to take a photo of themselves standing beside a flag, as well as to write poems about their feelings toward the motherland.ADVERTISEMENT But then Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted last week in support of anti-government protests in Hong Kong, and everything changed for fans like Wu. A new chant flooded Chinese sports forums: “I can live without basketball, but I can’t live without my motherland.”The burst of patriotic fervor — buoyed by Chinese companies swiftly suspending their NBA partnerships — came on the heels of a grand celebration marking 70 years of Communist Party rule in China. President Xi Jinping, the country’s most powerful leader in decades, has rallied the populace around the promise of a Chinese Dream and national rejuvenation, a stronger domestic economy paired with global influence to rival that of the U.S. It is a vision increasingly trumpeted by ordinary Chinese people, who have found solidarity amid a protracted trade war and Hong Kong democracy movement, crises that the government has portrayed as deliberate bids to contain China’s inevitable development.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manOn China’s National Day, as audiences across the country tuned in for a military parade that showed off long-range missiles and a nuclear-armed glider, black-clad demonstrators in Hong Kong were burning the national flag and defacing photographs of Xi.The government has depicted the mass pro-democracy protests, which began peacefully in June but have grown increasingly violent, as fringe riots led by foreign-influenced separatists bent on destroying the semi-autonomous Chinese city. This narrative has largely succeeded on the mainland, where internet memes deride the protesters as “trash youth” and refer to Hong Kong as China’s “high-maintenance girlfriend.” After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he supported Morey’s right to free speech, angry online nationalists set their targets on the basketball league. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Then he echoed a conviction expressed by many online: “I love basketball and the NBA, but I also know why I can comfortably lie in bed at home and watch the NBA in the first place.”In other words, without China’s economic progress, opportunities to enjoy such leisure activities wouldn’t even be available. This week, the Communist Party has proven that it can just as swiftly take these luxuries away.While the pre-season Shanghai game between the Lakers and Nets went ahead as scheduled, it was not broadcast online or aired on state television. No Chinese media outlets reported on the game.“If no one else around me is watching, (NBA fandom) may just become something that never happened,” Wang said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Becoming his own man DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ View comments Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MOST READ A film called “My People, My Country” depicted seven pivotal moments in the history of the People’s Republic, featuring major stars as a fighter jet pilot, an atom bomb scientist, a taxi driver and others who have played roles in China’s development. Many Chinese people said they couldn’t stop humming the movie’s theme, sung by pop idol Faye Wong and played on a loop in many public venues.Historical events covered in “My People, My Country” included the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the anniversary of the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War, and the 1997 handover, when Hong Kong was returned to China from British rule.“No force can stop the progress of the Chinese people,” Xi said in a televised speech on National Day.In a country where criticizing the Communist Party invites censorship and even arrest, expressions of love for the nation are a safer and more straightforward bet.“Online nationalism is an outcome of patriotic education efforts: identification with the Chinese nation has become part of many people’s identities, as have the stories of national humiliation at the hands of foreign imperialists and the recent rise to glory,” said Florian Schneider, director of the Leiden Asia Centre in the Netherlands.Schneider added, however, that much like angry online commentary elsewhere in the world, Chinese nationalist sentiments can rapidly fade as people lose steam or other topics vie for their attention.Fans and companies’ eagerness to attack and dismiss the NBA has not gone unquestioned in China. Some online commentators, including the editor-in-chief of the nationalistic Global Times, challenged the fruitfulness of completely disassociating from the NBA.“Ending cooperation with the NBA does not have to become a kind of trend,” said Hu Xijin, who in a separate commentary called patriotism one of China’s greatest resources.J.C. Wang, a 23-year-old sports microblogger in central Henan province, said he hopes young people won’t blindly harass Chinese fans and NBA players in the name of patriotism, though he also feels that Morey and the NBA should apologize.“For a large number of Chinese basketball fans, NBA is already an indispensable part of life,” Wang said. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politicslast_img read more

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November 17, 2019

Asian Games 2018: Philippines pull out of basketball tournament over brawl

first_imgThe Philippines have withdrawn from the basketball tournament at the Asian Games with its governing body saying it needed to focus on its appeal against punishment levied on it for the on-court brawl during a World Cup qualifier this month.Thirteen players from the Australia and Philippines teams, as well as two Filipino coaches, were suspended for their role in the fight during the game in Bulacan on July 2, which was abandoned when the hosts had only one player left on court.Ten Philippines players were suspended: Japeth Aguilar and Matthew Wright (one game each); Terence Romeo, Jayson Castro William, Andray Blatche and Jeth Rosario (three games each); Roger Pogoy, Carl Cruz and Jio Jalalon (five games each); Calvin Abueva (six games, because of prior unsportsmanlike behavior in a FIBA competition).The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) also fined the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), which runs basketball in the country, 250,000 Swiss francs ($250,000).Just after the incident Philippines federation president Al Panlilio said that “it could have been worse.””FIBA was quite fair in the process,” he said, adding he wasn’t sure if the federation would appeal.The SBP said in a statement on Friday said that the national team and governing body needed time to “regroup” and prepare for the process of appealing the FIBA decision.”We have reached the conclusion that, with the forgoing considered and after consulting with the basketball community, the time and chance to participate in the 2018 Asian Games would not be optimal,” it continued.SBP Statement on Philippine Participation in the 2018 Asian Games pic.twitter.com/bYJkGEi74RadvertisementSBP (@officialSBPinc) July 26, 2018″We apologize to the Asian Games organizers, to the fans of the Philippine team, and to the Asian basketball community for this withdrawal.”The Philippines, Asian Games bronze medallists in 1998, had been seeded seventh for the 15-team tournament and were drawn in Group B along with Iran, Syria and the United Arab Emirates.The basketball competition at the Asian Games takes place from Aug. 19 to Sept. 1 in Jakarta.(With inputs from AP and Reuters)last_img read more

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October 25, 2019

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20: Jharkhand, Delhi qualify for super league

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 2, 2019 20:16 IST Saurabh Tiwary scored an unbeaten 50 with a last ball six to win the match for Jharkhand (Saurabh Tiwary Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJharkhand defeated Kerala in the last over of the matchDelhi on the other hand thrashed Nagaland in their matchJharkand and Delhi qualified for super league from Group AJharkhand and Delhi Saturday qualified for the Super League stage of the Syed Musthaq Ali Trophy T20 cricket tournament from Group ‘A’ with comfortable wins here over Kerala and Nagaland respectively.Jharkand overhauled Kerala’s score of 176 for 6 in the final over when former India ODI cricketer Saurabh Tiwary smashed a six over covers off Sandeep Warrier.Kerala made an exit following today’s loss.In the other match, Delhi restricted Nagaland to 118 and romped home in 12.3 overs, thanks to Hiten Dalal’s 81 (6X4, 7X6), but was unable to pip Jharkhand on net run-rate after both teams finished on 20 points.Kerala captain Sachin Baby won the toss and chose to bat in a virtual shoot-out for a spot in the super league and the openers-Vishnu Vinod (27, 20 balls, 4X4) and Rohan Kunnummal (34, 25 balls, 2X4, 3X6) provided a good start.India discard Varun Aaron proved expensive, spraying the ball around and was tonked for 35 runs in 3 overs.Vinod fell to the impressive Vikash Singh, edging one to ‘keeper Ishan Kishan.Rohan, meanwhile, was not afraid to go for the big hits and smashed three sixes and the captain was also able to find the boundary.The fall of Rohan brought Vinoop Manoharan (31, 28 balls, 2X4, 1X6) to the crease and with Baby, he was involved in a fruitful 61-run stand in seven overs.Baby and Manoharan went for their shots and also ran well between the wickets.The dismissals of Baby (36, 3X4, 1X6) and Manoharan in the space of two overs pegged Kerala back.After Mohammed Azharudeen (8) and K B Arun Karthick (6) fell in quick succession, left-hander Salman Nazir (21, 8 balls, 1X4, 2X6) with his big blows was able to provide the impetus and take the score to 176.advertisementIn reply, Jharkhand lost captain Ishan Kishan (1) in the third over, but the aggressive Anand Singh (72, 47 balls, 11X4, 2X6) and southpaw Virat Singh (46, 29 balls, 7X4, 1X6) took the attack to the Kerala bowlers.The two were particulary severe on M D Nidheesh (0 for 43 in 4 overs) and Vinoop Manoharan (1 for 50 in 4 overs) and provided a good platform for Jharkhand.The experienced Tiwary, renowned for his big hitting, clobbered five sixes in his 24-ball 50 to see the team, despite a mild wobble which saw Ishank Jaggi and Kumar Deobrat fall for ducks.In the Delhi-Nagaland encounter, Subodh Bhati’s four wicket haul helped the former bowl out its rival for 118. Dalal’s power-packed knock ensured that Delhi coasted to victory.Bengal join Karnataka in super leagueRiding on their seamers’ tidy show, Bengal grabbed a Super League spot from Group D with an eight-wicket win over hosts Odisha in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy here Saturday.Bengal finished with 20 points from seven matches to become the second team to qualify after Karnataka who topped group D with an all-win record.Sent in, Karnataka suffered a batting collapse to be restricted for a modest 138 for nine. But their bowlers rose to the occasion to choke Haryana’s run chase and script a thrilling last over win by 14 runs at the DRIEMS Ground in Tangi.Leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal claimed 3/16, while seamer Prasidh Krishna (3/25) also bagged a three-wicket haul to derail Haryana’s run-chase.In a must-win match for Bengal at the Barabati Stadium, seamers Ishan Porel (3/19) and Ayan Bhattacharjee (2/13) did not allow Odisha let loose, taking wickets at regular intervals as the hosts managed a paltry 108 for nine.In reply, Wriddhiman Saha anchored the chase with a 31-ball 52 (5×4, 3×6) before vice-captain Abhimanyu Easwaran sealed the win with 44 balls to spare.”I’m very happy that we qualified on our own merit. Our team played really well today. Ayon and Ishan have shown their consistency which has really helped us,” skipper Manoj Tiwary said.”The batsmen have also been contributing in the last two games. Wriddhiman played another good innings today and Easwaran took us home. Yes really happy and satisfied with our team performance,” he added.Tamil Nadu fail to make super leagueMurli Vijay struck a breath-taking hundred as Tamil Nadu defeated Meghalaya by 92 runs in their last Group B match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament here Saturday.However, the win was not enough for Tamil Nadu to make it to the knock-out stage, as they ended on the fourth position in Group B.Electing to bat first, Tamil Nadu rode on Vijay’s 107 off 67 balls to post a massive 213/2 on the board and later restricted Meghalaya to 121/4 at the Lalabhai Contractor stadium here.Vijay and opener Washington Sundar (53 off 37 balls) laid the foundation for a big score with a 139-run stand for the first wicket.advertisementWhile Sundar struck five fours and two sixes, Vijay was more aggressive, hitting nine fours and five sixes.Sundar’s fall in the 15thover did not deter Vijay from playing his shots. He got able support from R Vivek (36 not out off 14 balls).Vijay departed soon after bringing up his hundred, but he had taken Tamil Nadu past the 200-run mark.All Meghalaya bowlers had an off day in the field.Meghalaya were never in the hunt while chasing and lost wickets at regular intervals.Leggie Murugan Ashwin shone with the ball to return with figures of 2-16, while skipper Ravichandran Ashwin and medium-pacer M Mohammed grabbed a wicket each, as they restricted Meghalaya for 121/4.For Meghalaya, Gurinder Singh top scored with unbeaten 38.From Group B, Vidarbha with 20 points are at the top and are through to the next round.Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu had 16 points each, but hosts Gujarat with a better net run rate scraped through to the knock-out stage.Saurashtra registered a five-wicket win against Goa in their last Group C league game. Saurashtra are already out of contention for a spot in the knock-out stage.From Group C, Railways and domestic veterans Mumbai have made it to the knock-out stage.The knock-out stage will commence from March 8, with all the matches to be played in Indore.Also Read | 11 years of Virat Kohli’s U-19 World Cup triumph: Legends pay tribute to India skipperAlso Read | We salute Wing Commander Abhinandan’s courage: BCCI acting president CK KhannaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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October 24, 2019

Gov’t to Take Advantage of Economic Diplomacy

first_imgThe Government will be making greater use of economic diplomacy to increase trade and investment opportunities.Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, who made the announcement in his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 14, said the process will involve collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.The aim is to access new markets and to facilitate strategic alliances and joint ventures.“Embassies located in targeted countries will host investment and marketing counsellors with the relevant expertise. We will begin with China and the new embassy proposed to be opened in Panama,” Minister Hylton informed.He argued that, with the trade preference regime now over, the island must be integrated with the global economy, to sustain development.“Export-led growth is therefore an imperative to achieving economic development,” he argued.The Investment Minister said that while the local market is open to the world, Jamaica is not “defenseless” in protecting itself from unfair trade practices, even as it aggressively pursues new markets for its goods and services.The key to achieving this balance, he said, is to ensure that the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector is developed in tandem with the growth of large scale businesses, multinational corporations and enterprises.“This, we will pursue, through legislative and administrative reforms, consistent with global best practices,” he stated.Economic diplomacy is the use of the full spectrum economic tools of the state to achieve its national interest. Economic diplomacy includes all the economic activities, including but not limited to export, import, investment, lending, aid, free trade agreements.Contact: Alphea Saunderslast_img read more

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Government Purchases 17 Ambulances

first_imgDuring the past year, 17 ambulances were purchased at a cost of US$884,323 for distribution across all health regions, Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has informed.Making the announcement during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 25, Dr. Ferguson said delivery of these units is expected to begin by the end of July.“Since I took office in January 2012, we have purchased a total of 56 vehicles to support various areas, including mental health, vector control and emergency medical services,” he said.[RELATED: One Authority Now Responsible for Reproductive Health]In the meantime, the Minister informed that new X-ray machines are being procured for the Princess Margaret, Annotto Bay, May Pen and Mandeville Regional hospitals.On another matter, Dr. Ferguson pointed out that the Ministry’s plans to move from a paper based system of storing health records to electronic storage and retrieval of patient data, is now advanced, with the first phase of the National Health Information System Strengthening and e-Health Strategy for the four-year period, 2013-2017 now underway.“The implementation for the first year began in April 2013 with a number of activities being undertaken, in accordance with the Strategy,” the Minister informed.Contact: Alecia Smith-Edwardslast_img read more

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