Video PlayerClose OTTAWA, Dec.5 (Xinhua) -- Canada's Liberal government on Thursday unveiled its second-term priorities including climate actions, support for middle class and implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the inaugural session of a new parliament. The minority government unveiled by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in late November sets a target of net-zero emissions by 2050 and protecting 25 percent of Canada's land and oceans by 2025 as shown in the throne speech outlining the government agenda, which officially opened Canada's 43rd parliament. The speech titled "Moving Forward Together" was mostly written by Prime Minister's Office and read by Governor General Julie Payette, or representative of Queen Elizabeth II, Canada's head of state. The new Canadian government set up after the October elections said it will "use nature-based solutions to fight climate change -- including planting 2 million trees to clean the air and … [Read more...] about Canadian government priorities climate actions in new work agenda
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New York-based BNY Mellon is increasing the share of work done out of India, fifteen years after the 235-year-old investment firm set up operations in the country. Quite a few of its technology initiatives are already led out of India, especially around digital transformation, which is currently under way at the bank. Going forward, the focus will be to grow functions where India remains under-penetrated, said Sudish Panicker, managing director and head of operations, BNY Mellon, India. “We will continue to grow in maturity and complexity. We will continue to look at what is done from centres like India, leverage capabilities and talent pool to grow functions that have opportunities for scale,” he said. Accounting is one such area where Panicker expects its Indian operations to start doing more end-to-end work. BNY Mellon is also working to set up centres of excellence across multiple disciplines within key operations centres, including India. A number of change and … [Read more...] about BNY Mellon to expand work done out of India
One of the most favourite activities of Christmas is decorating the Christmas tree. From England to Lebanon, here are some of 2016’s most over-the-top Christmas trees. >> LONDON, ENGLAND The Christmas tree outside Number 10, Downing Street is lit up after being switched on by British Prime Minister Theresa May in London. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images >> WASHINGTON, DC, USA The National Christmas Tree is lit up after US President Barack Obama and his family hit the switch in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images >> NEW YORK, USA The Christmas tree stands lit after the lighting ceremony for the 84th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree at RockefellerCenter in Manhattan, New York City. Photograph: Alex Wroblewski/Reuters >> DHOUR SHWEIR, LEBANON Fireworks are set off as a Christmas tree is illuminated in Dhour Shweir, Mount Lebanon. Photograph: Aziz Taher/Reuters >> BERLIN, GERMANY The … [Read more...] about These Christmas trees are too beautiful for words!
Email Four Corners By Sean Nicholls, Peter Cronau and Mary Fallon Updated March 20, 2019 10:28:25 Photo: Uber launched in Sydney in 2014 but was not legal until December 2015. (ABC News: Garth Caird) Map: Australia Investigators were forced to create multiple false identities with the assistance of banks and phone companies to launch covert "sting" operations against ride share company Uber when it first began in Australia. Key pointsAuthorities reveal how they used fake identities to crack down on Uber when it first launched in AustraliaUber used spyware called Greyball to block passengers it suspected were transport regulatorsUber is preparing for its first public share offering in the US later this year The extent of the covert operations undertaken against Uber drivers has been revealed by a former senior transport safety investigator as part of a Four Corners investigation into the ride sharing giant.The revelation comes as Uber is trying to rehabilitate its … [Read more...] about How Australian transport authorities played cat and mouse with Uber’s Greyball
Email Posted December 06, 2019 16:05:04 Photo: Uber has released a report into the number of assaults taking place in the US. (ABC News: Jerry Rickard) Related Story: The same issue that got Uber's licence stripped in London could be happening across Australia Related Story: 'Not fit': Uber loses licence in London over safety, vows to appeal Related Story: Uber developed spyware program in Australia to crush competition Map: United States Ride-hailing company Uber says it has received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault related to its 1.3 billion rides in the United States last year, in a report aimed at convincing drivers and the public it is serious about safety. Key points:Sexual assaults in Ubers in the United States fell 16 per cent in the last yearThe CEO said any viewpoint was welcome and that he believed while improvement was made, Uber still had work to doUber recently lost its licence in London and has a history of issues with Transport for London The … [Read more...] about Uber releases report confirming more than 3,000 alleged sexual assaults by its US drivers or passengers