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Irregular migrants will cost Canada 340 million and rising says PBO

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada’s budget watchdog says asylum-seekers who entered Canada irregularly last year will cost federal organizations a total of $340 million.Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux says the average cost for migrants who entered the country between April 2017 and March 2018 is just over $14,000, but this amount can vary based on how long they have to wait for their refugee claims to be finalized.Conservative MP Larry Maguire asked Giroux to analyze the current and projected costs of dealing with an influx of irregular migrants who have been crossing the Canada-U.S. border since 2017.The analysis — which calculated all costs from the moment the migrants arrive in Canada until decisions are reached on their claims — concluded costs will rise to $396 million in 2019-2020.These costs do not include those borne by provincial or municipal governments.Giroux says the federal figures suggest Ontario’s estimated cost of $200 million for dealing with irregular migrants in that province alone is a reasonable estimate.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Provisional Liquidators Appointed for BAFSL

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Dec 2014 – Provisional Liquidators now have legal management of all of the affairs of British Atlantic Financial Services Ltd or BAFSL since late October. The Supreme Court and Chief Justice, Margaret Ramsey-Hale ordered that there will be a hearing on January 9th to arrive at a firm decision on whether or not the insurance company should be liquidated but in the meantime, provisional liquidators have been appointed and given the green light to begin work. Joseph Connolly of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, TCI and David Walker PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Cayman have been given the job to locate, protect, secure, take possession of and get all property of BAFSL. The aim is basically to find and collect and keep the company’s assets and it is Gazetted that they legally also have the right to speak to anyone, represent the company anywhere in the world, pay its bills, collect monies owed, keep or close the current office and even hire or fire employees. The Order came down since late October and is detailed in a recent Gazette. BAFSL is said to be over six million dollars in the red; government says they believe in a bail out for the company but no details on whether or not that will actually happen has been offered in recent weeks. Police looking for band of eight robbers; Outten gets bail despite serious gun charges Big time Customs Officer fined and fired for theft Related Items:- Provisional Liquidators, British Atlantic Financial Services, joseph connolly, margaret ramsey-hale, pricewaterhousecooper, supreme court Beckingham responds in 12-storey development verdict Recommended for youlast_img read more

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TMC helped BJP to gain ground in Bengal not CPIM Yechury

first_imgKolkata: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury has refuted claims that it was helping the BJP get a foothold in Bengal, and asserted the Left will come out with “surprising results” in the Lok Sabha polls. He said it was the Trinamool Congress which had facilitated the BJP-RSS to gain ground in the state. “It is a blatant lie that CPI(M) workers are helping the BJP. It is a canard spread by the saffron party and the TMC. They are trying to create a narrative that in Bengal, the fight is between the BJP and the Trinamool. This is completely wrong. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata “I can assure you that the Left will come out with surprising results. Our performance will be like (football legend) Lionel Messi scoring a goal dribbling past his opponents,” Yechury said in an interview to a Bengali news channel on Thursday. The senior CPI(M) leader’s comments come in the backdrop of allegations by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that the Left was working towards transfer of its vote share to the BJP in the fight against the TMC. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state The Left Front would get the support of the young generation in the polls, he said. “The TMC had forged an alliance with the BJP in 1998. In Bengal, after coming to power, the TMC ensured that secular forces are cornered in order to make space for the BJP,” Yechury said. He also said that if the people are allowed to vote freely and fairly, they would cast their ballots in favour of the Left.last_img read more

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Whats New in the Digital Media Game

first_img 5 min read If you want to keep up to date on the latest developments in digital media, there’s really no better place than the annual Digital Life trade show that takes place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City each fall. This year’s show featured more than 150 exhibitors with state-of-the-art technology for people who spend as much time in the digital world than they do in the real one.Yes, all the video game people were there, and from the looks of the crowd, just about every 13-year-old boy in the metropolitan New York City area showed up. You could preview “Final Fantasy XII,” the latest installment of the “Final Fantasy” game series (one wonders if, after 12 versions, this will truly be the final “Final Fantasy”), and check out tools for improving the appearance of your “avatar” on MySpace.com or creating more realistic looking aliens for the digital animated movies you’re creating in your basement.All kidding aside, there were some really cool new things being introduced at the show, especially from the smaller businesses who couldn’t afford the prime booth space (which, since this is a small-business column, I focus on whenever I go to a trade show). Here are some of the new products you’ll be reading more about in the coming months:Frustrated with Bluetooth wireless headsets that won’t work with anything but equipment made by the same manufacturer? The Parrot people (http://www.parrot.biz) have come up with Bluetooth headsets that will work with just about any mobile cellphone or smartphone.Hey, all you Baby Boomer geezers out there: Remember Dick Tracy and his “wristphone”? It’s now here–a Bluetooth wireless headset from Blue Voice http://www.bluetoothwatches.comwith a wristband you can wear as a digital watch and talk to your friends at the same time. They come in five designer colors.Want to listen to your iPod in your living room but don’t want to wear the geeky-looking earphones? Soundcast, from Soundcast Systems (www.soundcastsystems.com), makes a cool-looking box that “syncs” wirelessly to your home stereo system. You stick your iPod into this thing and . . . voila! Your MP3 files play on your stereo.Got some old scratchy 32 or 78 r.p.m. records you want to convert to digital format so you can listen to them on your iPod? InstantMusic, from ADS Tech (www.adstech.com), makes a “magic box” that not only converts your beloved old LPs into digital files but edits out the scratches as well.Want to download some really cool artwork and use it to make your own customized greetings cards, T-shirts, coffee mugs and other merchandise for your customers without the hassle of having to negotiate the licensing fees, deal with the printers, etc.? Zazzle (www.zazzle.com) does it all for you. Choose from any of their thousands of licensed images, design your own one-of-a-kind product using their software, pay Zazzle to produce the stuff for you, and there you go! They’ll even put your stuff up for sale on their online store and give you a percentage of whatever they make.Remember that lovable robotic dog from Japan that was a big hit a couple of holiday seasons ago? WowWee Products (www.wowwee.com) has come up with robotic dinosaurs, astronauts and pets-of-no-known-species that can be controlled remotely by a handheld device. It’s the perfect thing to scare the wits out of your kid when he’s hogging the bathroom.Looking for a favorite photo but can’t remember whether it lives on your cellphone, your digital camera or your laptop? Gaviri Technologies (www.gaviri.com) has a local search engine that will wirelessly search all your mobile devices looking for that one elusive thing you really, really need right now.Want to self-publish your own book but don’t want the hassle of dealing with printers, choosing paper stock, etc.? Blurb (www.blurb.com) has software that takes you through the process–editing, layout, cover design–from beginning to end, and then sends your book to one of their authorized printers.You’ve heard of internet radio. Now there’s internet television at www.blip.tv, where you can create your own TV show. You come up with the show idea, shoot the videos, and send them to blip.tv from your computer or cellphone. They post the show, distribute it throughout the internet to blogs, iTunes, Flickr, del.icio.us and more. If anyone wants to advertise on your show, blip.tv splits the ad revenues with you.One last thing. The day after the show, The Wall Street Journal had the following front-page story: “Electrical demand is growing faster in the U.S. than investment in supply, and that could shake the grid’s reliability.” Hmmm . . . I wonder why?Cliff Ennico is a syndicated columnist, author and host of the PBS television series MoneyHunt. His latest book is Small Business Survival Guide (Adams Media). This column is no substitute for legal, tax or financial advice, which can be furnished only by a qualified professional licensed in your state. Copyright 2006 Clifford R. Ennico. Distributed by Creators Syndicate Inc. 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