JFK Air Traffic Controller from Manorville Accused of Wage Theft

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Manorville man is one of two air traffic controllers at John F. Kennedy International Airport who have been accused of stealing more than $165,000 combined by overstating the hours they worked.Jeffrey Evagues, 54, and 38-year-old Asif Ali of Queens were scheduled to face the charges at Brooklyn federal court Thursday.“For three years, these air traffic controllers engaged in a high-flying scheme to redirect public funds into their own bank accounts,” said Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “Today they were grounded.”Prosecutors said the two Federal Aviation Administration workers modified computerized labor reports on more than 300 occasions between September 2011 and October 2014.As a result, they were paid as if they were controlling air traffic at JFK while they were actually on vacation, out sick, or had days off, authorities said.Investigators reviewed security camera footage that allegedly captured both men entering the room that contains the computer from which payroll changes occurred, minutes prior to the alleged modifications, prosecutors said.The case was referred to prosecutors by the U.S. Department of Transportation, office of Inspector General.last_img read more

Biden chooses longtime adviser Ron Klain as chief of staff

first_img– Advertisement – Choosing Klain is also likely to assuage some concerns among progressives who had been gearing up for a fight over one of the first and biggest staff picks Biden will make as he builds out his White House team. The chief of staff is typically a gatekeeper for the president, crafts political and legislative strategy and often serves as a liaison to Capitol Hill in legislative negotiations.Progressives had expressed concerns that Biden would pick one of his other former chiefs of staff: Steve Richetti, who faces skepticism for his work as a lobbyist, or Bruce Reed, who is seen as too much of a moderate to embrace reforms pushed by the party’s base. But progressives see Klain as open to working with them on top priorities like climate change and health care. “His deep, varied experience and capacity to work with people all across the political spectrum is precisely what I need in a White House chief of staff as we confront this moment of crisis and bring our country together again,” Biden said.Klain served as chief of staff for Biden during Barack Obama’s first term, was chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore in the mid-1990s and was a key adviser on the Biden campaign, guiding Biden’s debate preparations and coronavirus response. He’s known and worked with Biden since the Democrat’s 1987 presidential campaign.The choice of Klain underscores the effort the incoming Biden administration will place on the coronavirus response from day one. Klain has experience in public health as the Ebola response coordinator and played a central role in drafting and implementing the Obama administration’s economic recovery plan in 2009.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Ron Klain, right, conducts a meeting with staff on January, 13, 2015 in Washington, DC.Bill O’Leary| The Washington Post | Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden has chosen his longtime adviser Ron Klain to reprise his role as his chief of staff, installing an aide with decades of experience in the top role in his White House.Klain will lead a White House likely to be consumed by the response to the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to spread unchecked across the nation, and he’ll face the challenge of working with a divided Congress that could include a Republican-led Senate. Klain served as the coordinator to the Ebola response during the 2014 outbreak.In a statement Wednesday night, Biden suggested he chose Klain for the position because his longtime experience in Washington had prepared him for such challenges.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Istria received its Time Out guide – Time Out Istria 2019

first_imgTime Out Istria 2019 is a rich guide to the tourist offer of Istria in 2019, published by Time Out Croatia in cooperation with the Tourist Board of the Istrian County. Attachment: TIME OUT ISTRIA MAGAZINE PDF The Tourist Board of Istria points out that they have decided to realize this important edition, which is primarily intended for the market of the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Benelux, then the United States and Canada, because they believe that these are very important countries whose guests can contribute to extending the season. that is, strengthening before and after the season. “This is exactly the reason, when we talk specifically about the UK and Scandinavian markets, which is why TZIŽ has been making great efforts in terms of promotion for many years.” stand out from the Tourist Board of Istria. In the coming period, the Tourist Board of Istria wants to break into London and its wider surroundings with a focus on guests of medium-higher and higher paying power. “We believe that this publication will find fertile ground and achieve great success in the English-speaking markets and contribute to the affirmation of the Istrian brand.”Point out from the Tourist Board of Istria.center_img On 164 pages of the magazine, it brings stories about news in the cultural, gastronomic, entertainment and total tourist offer of the Istrian County, and the total circulation is 21.000 copies. In the first phase, the activities of the Istria County Tourist Board were focused on improving and increasing traffic at Pula Airport with the opening of new airlines and the intensification of existing routes from the UK and Scandinavia in the pre- and post-season. The second phase included the engagement of a PR agency that would intensively deal with the promotion of Istria with the local media and opinion makers with a focus on off and on-line publications and advertising, and consequently in the UK market in recent years Istria has shown remarkable growth. concrete projects like this important edition Time Out Istria  With this publication, Istria for the first time gets its special edition in the Time Out global media family of print and digital media published in 58 countries and 315 major cities such as New York, London, Tokyo, Barcelona, ​​Sydney, Dubai and other key tourist destinations around the world. with an audience of 242 million readers.last_img read more

Tourist impulse Q3: Croatia grew in physical indicators, the only double-digit growth was achieved by Turkey

first_imgThis season was again marked by a high growth in the offer of accommodation capacities, especially in the short-term rental of real estate, as well as the continued decline in the occupancy rate of accommodation. This year, the number of beds in commercial accommodation increased by a total of 67.077, mostly in household facilities, by 35.777 new beds. The increase in this form of accommodation, together with the increase in the number of beds in non-commercial accommodation of 36,1 thousand this year alone is equivalent to the number of 183 new hotels with an average size of 200 rooms, while in the period from 2010 to 2019 the number of beds in household increased 444,6 thousand which would be equal to 1.112 new hotels with an average size of 200 rooms.  “In the first eight months of this tourist season, the leading hotel and tourism companies achieved a 5,4 percent increase in operating income compared to last year, thanks to increased investments in quality that enabled price growth, additional sales and marketing activities and consequent intensification. last-minute “reservation” said Veljko Ostojic, director of the Croatian Tourism Association (HUT). The season confirmed the earlier announcements of tourism experts that only those who continuously invest in quality and actively manage their tourism product will be able to count on further growth, in the situation of return of eastern Mediterranean markets, especially Turkey, is the conclusion of the presentation of the third edition of trends of the Croatian Tourism Association (HUT). Croatia grew in physical terms, the only double-digit growth was achieved by Turkey Most of the leading domestic hotel and tourism companies expect continued growth in the off-season, while most hotels and camps expect a higher volume of reservations in the off-season compared to last year, with hotels between 2 and 6 percent and camps between 1 and 9 percent. A drop in bookings of between 2 and 8 percent is expected by most apartment complexes (63 percent) and just over a fifth of the hotels and campsites covered, according to the Tourist Impulse Q3 report. To illustrate the fact that the state achieves the greatest economic and fiscal effects by marketing products through the hospitality channel, as well as that tourism is the most efficient form of “export”, HUT compared the effects of selling a bottle of wine through different distribution channels.  In the Mediterranean, the highest growth rates of tourist arrivals this year were achieved by Turkey, with a plus of 14,11 percent in the first seven months of this year. At the same time, key western Mediterranean markets are growing: Spain 1,91 percent, Malta 4,86 percent, and Slovenia 5,24 percent in the first seven months of 2019. Attachment: HUT / Tourist impulse Q3 Read the full report in the attachment. According to the report, this year online portals recorded a high growth rate of sales of accommodation capacities (+12,4 percent), and the average price increased (+6 percent), which means that revenue in this segment of tourism in the period from August 2018 to July 2019 reached 2,03 billion euros. At the same time, the occupancy of capacity in household facilities was further reduced, to 22 percent, which is more than twice lower than the occupancy rate in hotels (45,1%). HUT reiterated that all European countries that compete with Croatia in tourism have a reduced value added tax rate for hotel accommodation and catering services, with the aim of continuously encouraging the development of the tourism sector and the economy as a whole. Croatia also managed to end up in physical terms – according to data from last week, an annual cumulative growth of arrivals of 4,33 percent and an increase of 1,84 percent of overnight stays was recorded. In the third edition of the Tourist Impulse Q3, in addition to an overview of the financial and market results of the 2019 tourist season by type of capacity, key indicators of short-term real estate rental in Croatia were published on online portals. Short-term real estate rental continues to grow, rental income on two online portals exceeded 2 billion euros  According to the survey, these companies use the predominant share of domestic components, especially in the segment of bakery products (87 percent), in construction and installation services (72 percent), and more than half of the consumption of alcoholic beverages (65 percent) and beverages (66 percent), meat and meat products (64 percent) and vegetables (54 percent). “As we announced, this season has shown that the period of high growth rates in tourism is behind us and that there will be a struggle for every guest. If we want to keep our position on the tourist map, the business conditions in tourism must improve. Only in this way can we free up funds to invest in the key prerequisites for success in the coming years. These are necessary to increase the quality of accommodation and the overall offer, as well as to keep the existing and attract new quality staff. In this context, we see the announced reduction of VAT on the preparation and serving of food in restaurants as the first step in the direction of capturing the competitiveness of domestic tourism with neighboring countries. Tax relief is an incentive for investments in new hotel and similar facilities that have a significant impact on the economic activity of destinations, but also the whole of Croatia”, Ostojic pointed out. Ucomparing the effects of selling a bottle of wine through different distribution channels In addition, a survey of leading hotel and tourism companies in Croatia showed that the share of products and services of Croatian origin in the total consumption of the sector is significant, according to HUT. Such capacity growth has further exacerbated the overall structure of tourism capacity, with hotels and camps currently together accounting for only 35 percent of total commercial accommodation capacity, while the share of beds in household facilities has reached 52,2 percent of commercial accommodation. If we add a significant increase in capacity in non-commercial accommodation, this structure is even more unfavorable. In the sale through catering, the amount of value added tax per bottle of wine is 2,2 times higher than in retail, taxes and contributions on salaries are over 12 times higher than in exports and over 20 percent higher than in the sale of wine in retail. At the same time, employment in the hospitality industry is higher than in other distribution channels, as well as the foreign exchange component, which is at least 4 times higher than in other channels. Given the size of this form of accommodation, the third edition of the Tourist Impulse also presented data from the online portals Airbnb and HomeAway, which at the end of July offered a total of 236.800 accommodation units from Croatia.last_img read more

Business parks: American bye

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Twitter flooded with #TolakDaruratSipil as Jokowi announces additional COVID-19 policies

first_imgA day after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced the latest government measure to address the COVID-19 crisis in the country, netizens took to social media to voice their concerns and objections over “civil emergency policies”.Hashtag #TolakDaruratSipil (reject civil emergency) topped the trending topic on Twitter on Tuesday morning, with more than 135,000 tweets as of 10.30 a.m.The President ordered his Cabinet on Monday to impose stricter rules on physical distancing coupled with “civil emergency policies” to contain COVID-19.“I ask that large-scale social restrictions and physical distancing policies be heightened and implemented more effectively, which is why I said they should be coupled with civil emergency policies,” Jokowi said in his statement to a limited Cabinet meeting on Monday.Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) politician Mardani Ali Sera was among those who voiced his concerns over the planned policy.“Pak Jokowi should instead impose lockdowns or regional quarantines. It could be partial in some regions. He chose to impose a civil emergency policy that requires greater authority without the responsibility to provide basic food and health care for the people. We [should] #TolakDaruratSipil [reject the civil emergency policy]. Let’s choose quarantine or lockdown,” Mardani wrote on his Twitter account @MardaniAliSera.Pak #Jokowi mestinya melaksanakan Karantina Wilayah/ Lockdown. Bisa parsial di bbrp daerah. Tapi justru ingin terapkan Darurat Sipil yg meminta Otoritas Besar tanpa kewajiban menyediakan pangan & kesehatan warga. Kita #TolakDaruratSipil. Ayo kedepankan Karantina Wilayah/Lockdown.— Mardani Ali Sera (@MardaniAliSera) March 30, 2020 “Declaring a civil emergency can disrupt the government’s focus as the greater authority can potentially become uncontrolled,” he added.Read also: Jokowi refuses to impose lockdown on JakartaMeanwhile, Twitter user @RachlanNashidik wrote “the President should not issue a bare-minimum policy to address the pandemic but do whatever is needed to ease the people’s frustrations. #TolakDaruratSipil,” the user tweeted.   Presiden jangan mengambil kebijakan paling minimal untuk mengatasi pandemi; tapi menyiapkan kebijakan paling maksimal untuk mengatasi frustrasi rakyat. #tolakdaruratsipil— Rachland Nashidik (@RachlanNashidik) March 30, 2020Twitter user @zalfa_slsbl wrote: “Meanwhile, [Indonesians] will be dead by the time [the government] finished studying the impact of #Covid_19 on the nation’s economy. Let me just get this clear ‘HUMANITY IS ABOVE [NATIONALISM]’. Can they just make the right decision? #Indonesia_LockdownPlease #TolakDaruratSipil.”Meanwhile the whole citizens will be dead by the time they finished studying the impact of #Covid_19 on the nation’s economy. Let me just get this clear “HUMANITY IS ABOVE NATIONALITY”. Can they just make the right decision. #Indonesia_LockdownPlease #TolakDaruratSipil pic.twitter.com/kpIrqFacWE— Zalfa Salsabila 🌻 (@zalfa_slsbl) March 31, 2020 Some netizens also criticized the legal instruments used as a reference for the government to implement such a measure.“I am confused, or is it me that is less-informed? As far as I know, the legal instrument usually used in containing a pandemic is the law on health quarantine or disaster, so what is the civil emergency for? #TolakDaruratSipil,” wrote @Hilmi28 in the tweet.a sy yg kurang belajar yaa ? Setau saya menghadapi pandemi itu Instrumen UU yg digunakan diantaranya UU Karantina Kesehatan atau UU bencana, emang darurat sipil utk apa ? #TolakDaruratSipil— Hilmi Firdausi (@Hilmi28) March 30, 2020Despite the outcry, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) head Doni Monardo, who is also Indonesia’s COVID-19 task force chief, has confirmed that the policies announced by Jokowi on Monday referred to three existing pieces of legislation.They are the 2007 Disaster Management Law and the 2018 Health Quarantine Law — which stipulates large-scale social restrictions and regional quarantines — and Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) No.23/1959 on a state of emergency, which particularly regulates civil emergencies.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Mikel Arteta reveals he will speak to Edu and Raul Sanllehi about Eddie Nketiah’s Arsenal future

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 Jan 2020 1:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.9kShares The striker’s loan at Leeds was cut short as Arsenal recalled him on New Year’s Day (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has not closed the door on Eddie Nketiah being involved with the Arsenal first team after the club decided to terminate his loan spell with Leeds United early.The young striker only started two Championship matches while on loan at Elland Road and played his last match for the club against West Brom on New Year’s Day in a 1-1 draw as he was recalled by his parent club.Arsenal were frustrated by Nketiah’s lack of starts for Leeds and will now weigh up whether to involve him with the first team or find a new loan club where he will be guaranteed more game time.Unfortunately my time @LUFC has come to an end. It’s been an amazing experience and a privilege to play for such an amazing club. I would like to say a big thank you to my teammates, the coaching staff and the manager for making my time here an enjoyable one. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/IgQNfkOWn5— Eddie Nketiah (@EddieNketiah9) January 1, 2020 Arteta picked up his first win in charge of Arsenal on New Year’s Day (Picture: AFP)‘They can play against any opponent in this league, be better than them and dominate them and compete against them – something that in my opinion for many weeks that haven’t been doing together.‘But as well for what we’re trying to create that’s not just worked, it’s actually happening and you can see it happening which generates more belief.’MORE: Eddie Nketiah sends class message to Leeds United fans after returning to ArsenalMORE: Mikel Arteta confirms Granit Xhaka will stay at Arsenal and gushes over midfielderMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man Citycenter_img Mikel Arteta reveals he will speak to Edu and Raul Sanllehi about Eddie Nketiah’s Arsenal future AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAfter Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Manchester United, Arteta confirmed he would speak to head of football Raul Sanllehi and technical director Edu about what happens next.Edu is in charge of managing the many players Arsenal have on loan, and the prospective clubs they could join, while Arteta will also speak to Nketiah in person on Thursday when he travels back down to London from Leeds.Asked about his plans for Nketiah following the loan recall, Arteta said: ‘I’m having a meeting tomorrow with Edu and Raul to go through all the loans and situations.‘I know he’s [Nketiah] coming tomorrow so I will speak to him and we will try to make the best decision for him.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal had been on a dreadful run of form at the Emirates, losing four in a row, but bounced back against United thanks to goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis.Arteta believes the result will give the side a huge lift, but they still have plenty of work ahead to keep on improving.‘In the end we are judged by results and that’s going to give them a massive lift in terms of confidence,’ he said. Advertisementlast_img read more

Demand for property lifts in Queensland

first_imgCurrently on the market is this home at57 Masseys Creek Court, Cedar Creek, which was open to offers above $1.2m according to realestate.com.au.“Partly it’s coming from a big rise in offshore interest particularly in inner Brisbane. I know when we look at statistics for Chinese buyers in particular, Brisbane continues to increase. It’s quite a different situation to what we’re seeing in NSW and Victoria and that’s partly affordability and price.”She said the Gold Coast was also seeing elevated levels of people wanting to buy and rent in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games.Both units and houses were strong on the Gold Coast, she said, while in Brisbane it was houses driving demand. Among the most luxurious homes on the market in Queensland was187-191 Hedges Avenue Mermaid Beach which has a price tag of $17.25m. Picture: Realestate.com.auPROPERTY demand has lifted in Queensland in a good start to househunting in the 2017 year.The latest REA Group Property Demand Index found that in January there was a 4.8 per cent rise in demand, which was higher than the national average 4.5 per cent.Houses were more popular than units, pulling a 5.1 per cent rise, though apartments still saw a 4.4 per cent jump despite concerns about oversupply. For all dwellings, Queensland saw a 4.8 per cent rise in demand.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoRealestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the Queensland result was a surprise.“Housing was not a surprise but it’s certainly a surprise for apartments, particularly given sentiment around unit supply in Brisbane,” she said.last_img read more

South Africa to use flavoured condoms to tackle HIV

first_img Share Share Share Sharing is caring! 47 Views   no discussionscenter_img The condoms will be given out for free at universities and collegesSouth Africa’s government will distribute coloured and flavoured condoms among students to end “condom fatigue”, the health minister has said.Aaron Motsoaledi’s comments came after a survey showed that condom usage had fallen in South Africa.The decline in usage may be because “the standard-issued choice condoms just aren’t cool enough”, he added.South Africa has some 6.4 million HIV-positive people – more than in any other country.The survey, by South Africa’s Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), showed the number of people with HIV had risen from 10.6% in 2008 to 12.2% in 2012.This was because of the combined effects of “new infections and a successfully expanded antiretroviral treatment [ART] programme”, the report said.But the study shows that condom use had declined, especially in the 15 to 24 age group.The 2008 survey showed that 85% of males used them and 66% of females, but this had dropped to 67% and 50% respectively in 2012.“We need to inject enthusiasm into the condom campaign, and we are about to start rolling out new types of free, coloured condoms which are also flavoured,” Mr Motsoaledi said in his response to the report.The condoms will be distributed for free at South Africa’s universities and colleges, he added.BBC News HealthInternationalLifestylePrint South Africa to use flavoured condoms to tackle HIV by: – April 2, 2014 Tweetlast_img read more

2011 LIME National Volleyball League Results

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Sharecenter_img NewsSports 2011 LIME National Volleyball League Results by: – June 13, 2011 The Marigot and Pointe Michel volleyball teams had mixed results in matches played in the 2011 LIME national Volleyball League on Saturday 11th June, at the Pointe Michel hardcourt.In the Women’s Division, LIME Strike Force made light work of  Marigot Cooperative Credit Union SUNRISE , trouncing the visitors in straight sets.Scores :   25 – 17; 25 – 16;  25 –  19.However the Men’s Division encounter was much more competitive, with the Pointe Michel LIME Wolfpack team being defeated by the visiting Marigot Cooperative Credit Union SUNRISE, in five sets, before a vocal home crowd.After taking the first set comfortably 25 – 14, the home team then dropped the second and third sets 23 – 25 and 28 – 26. However in the fourth set, the Marigot men faltered losing it 9 – 25; only to regroup and win in the exciting final set 15 – 11.By: Mr. Rupert SorhaindoPresident, Dominica Amateur Volleyball Association 21 Views   no discussionslast_img read more