Dispute over rules rile Californias legal pot market

first_imgLOS ANGELES — California has finalized hundreds of pages of rules governing the nation’s largest legal pot market, but the dense regulations are unlikely to settle long-running disputes over testing and home deliveries.Even if imperfect, the rules were welcomed by many in the industry who have been contending with shifting temporary regulations since the state began broad legal sales last year.By far the biggest dispute focused on deliveries.The rules will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales.The regulation by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control was opposed by police chiefs and other critics who predict it will create an unruly market of largely hidden pot transactions, while undercutting control by cities and counties.The dispute could end up in court.Michael R. Blood, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Police nab man with heroin worth Rs 2L

first_imgKolkata: The narcotics cell under Detective Department (DD) of Kolkata Police has nabbed a person with heroin worth Rs 2 lakh from in front of the police morgue located behind the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH)The man has been identified as Arvind Singh. According to a source, police officers recently got a tip-off that the heroin smuggler was operating in and around Sealdah-College Street area. Based on the information, police officers came to know that Singh sold heroin to school and college students in the city through a few local drug peddlers. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDetective Department personnel came to know that the area behind the medical college and hospital has turned into a hub of drug addicts since the past few days. During investigation, sleuths came to know that Singh operated from the area. Police officers immediately started search operations to nab Singh at his residential area in Girish Park but were not able to locate him. On Wednesday evening, a source of police informed that Singh has been seen around CMCH. Immediately, a team from DD raided the spot in front of the police morgue behind CMCH and arrested Singh. Sleuths have also seized 275 grams of heroin from him which he intended to hand over to some drug peddlers who allegedly did not come. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to the police, the increase in drug addiction in students has become a major issue since the past few months. Recently several drug dealers and drug peddlers have been arrested, who sold ganja, heroin and other drugs to school and college students. To curb the menace, police are mulling to get in touch with school and college authorities and make an initiative to conduct counselling sessions for students to prevent them from getting addicted to drugs. On March 14, police officers had arrested two persons and seized 4kg ganja. Sleuths came to know that drug peddlers were trying to sell ganja to students of various schools and colleges. Three more were arrested with other drugs from multiple locations. They also sold drugs to students. Singh’s name cropped up during investigation in these cases.last_img read more

Priest Murdered After Hostages Were Held in French Church

By Lauren MorganRabat – Police shoot dead two armed men after they took five people hostage in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray and are reported to have slit priest’s throat.Two men armed with knives held five people hostage in a church in the Normandy region of France, Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, and had reportedly slit the priest’s throat prior to being shot dead by the police. The five people were said to have been a priest, two nuns and two worshippers. French media claimed that one of the hostages managed to escape and was able to raise the alarm to outsiders, with a French interior ministry spokesman stating that one of the hostages was also in a critical condition.Anti-terrorism judges were given the case to investigate, says the Paris prosecutor’s office.The tragedy occurred as France maintain their high alert status just two weeks after a Tunisian male purposely killed 84 people and injured more than 300 by bulldozing a truck through a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day – an attack claimed by Islamic State. read more

Downtown arts centre progressing

A request for proposals (RFP) will be issued later this month to architects who have been short-listed for the downtown St Catharines arts complex.The Joint Executive Committee overseeing the development of the Academic and Cultural Arts Centre agreed at its meeting Wednesday to issue the RFP on Nov. 17.The arts complex is a co-operative enterprise between Brock University and the City of St. Catharines. Brock will make the site the new home of its Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, while the City will build a civic performing arts centre adjacent to the school.The architects, short-listed by the committee last month, will have until Dec. 17 to submit their proposals. The firms are:Diamond & Schmitt Architects Incorporated (Toronto)Diller Scofidio + Renfro/RDH Architects Inc. (New York)Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (Toronto)Moriyama & Teshima Architects (Toronto)/Pfeiffer Partners Architects PC (Los Angeles)Saucier + Perrotte Architects/Stantec (Montreal)Once received, the proposals will be evaluated by the City and Brock, followed by recommendations to City Council and the University’s Board of Trustees.Meanwhile, PRISMPartners, the project manager hired by Brock and the City to guide the progress of the joint academic and cultural arts centre, is setting up shop in downtown St. Catharines.Staff from the Toronto-based company will move into the former Lincoln County Courthouse at James and King streets.The move, expected for this month, will put PRISM staff in close proximity to the project and its partners as work continues on the arts complex. read more

UN seeks 90 million to repatriate 500000 Sudanese when war in south

Kamel Morjane, Assistant High Commissioner at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters yesterday in Geneva that the funds are necessary to run a two-year programme helping southern Sudanese return home from at least seven different countries. Negotiators for the Sudanese Government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) are holding talks in Kenya in a bid to reach a comprehensive peace agreement that would end a 21-year civil war in Sudan’s south, the longest-running conflict on the continent. Senior UN officials have said recently they are confident an agreement will be reached in the next few months, especially after the two sides initialled three protocols earlier this year. Mr. Morjane said spontaneous repatriation has already started, particularly from northern Uganda, which is itself unstable and dangerous because of civil conflict. “Although peace [in southern Sudan] is not yet final, we feel that there are solid grounds for optimism, and we must be fully prepared to repatriate, receive and reintegrate those refugees who wish to do so,” he said. Mr. Morjane said any repatriation scheme would face major challenges, given the lack of infrastructure and economic opportunities in the region. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,256.35, down 1.62 points):IC Potash Corp. (TSX:ICP). Agriculture. Unchanged at three cents on 14.7 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 22 cents, or 1.79 per cent, to $12.52 on 5.2 million shares.BetaPro Crude Oil. (TSX:HOU). Oil and gas. Down 10 cents, or 1.62 per cent, to $6.08 on 4.3 million shares.Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Miner. Up four cents, or 3.17 per cent, to $1.30 on 4.2 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up five cents, or 0.19 per cent, to $25.93 on 3.6 million shares.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up 64 cents, or 4.77 per cent, to $14.06 on 3.5 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Great Canadian Gaming Corp. (TSX:GC). Travel and leisure. Up $4.57, or 17.97 per cent, to $4.57 on 625,126 shares. Brookfield Business Partners LP (TSX:BBU.UN). Real estate. Up $2.74, or 7.76 per cent, to $38.05 on 329,341 shares. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has selected these two companies to run its casinos in the Greater Toronto Area. Under the deal, Great Canadian and Brookfield would acquire OLG Slots at Woodbine, OLG Slots at Ajax Downs and the Great Blue Heron Casino located in the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 8, 2017 3:06 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 8, 2017 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX read more

Police hunt Night Watcher burglar who nets £7m haul using special forces

first_imgSome of the family heirlooms stolen during the burglaries Terrified victims have described how the “well-spoken” raider seems to know the layout of their homes, down to where safes are hidden.He also shows a knowledge of their daily routines, often striking late at night, entering unlocked doors or windows, sometimes waiting until owners let their dogs out.During the raid on the Goodwood estate in January 2016, the Duke, 61, was struck on the head with a blunt object, before being forced to open a safe. Night Watcher burglary High value watches stolen during burglaries by The Night WatcherCredit:Surrey Police/PA The Night Watcher raided Goodwood House, the home of the Duke and Duchess of RichmondCredit:David M. Benett /Getty Lord and Lady March attend the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final at Cowdray Park Polo Club Some of the family heirlooms stolen during the burglariesCredit:Sussex Police/Solent News & Photo Agency DNA evidence was found at the scene of one of the raids, but this has not been traced to any other offences.There is a database of British military personnel DNA, but this is used to identify bodies in the event of death.However, if police come forward with the name of an individual under suspicion of a crime, the DNA database can be made available to the police in their investigation.  Items stolen in raids believed to have been carried out by the Night WatcherCredit:Surrey Police/PA An 1820 diamond tiara, worth in the region of £400,000 stolen The raider, who wears a balaclava and dark clothing, usually escapes on foot without leaving any forensic clues.He has struck seven times over the past three years in Surrey, Berkshire, Sussex and Kent, making off with more than £7 million in valuables. Similar raids have taken place around every six months, with detectives working on the theory that he strikes after spending the proceeds from each burglary.Det Insp Dee Fielding, from Surrey Police, said: “We do not believe this to be an opportunist burglar, but someone who has specialist knowledge and skills – possibly ex-forces or from a similar background.“The burglaries all appear to be the work of someone who knows exactly what they are doing and who is incredibly decisive in their actions. On each occasion, unnecessary levels of violence have been used.” Some of the family heirlooms stolen during the burglariesCredit:Sussex Police/Solent News & Photo Agency Police are hunting a violent armed burglar who uses “special forces” techniques and military-style expertise to stake out and strike at multi-million pound properties across the Home Counties.Among those targeted were the Duke and Duchess of Richmond, who were forced to hand over £700,000 of heirlooms after being tied up during a raid at Goodwood estate in Sussex.Police believe the burglar, dubbed The Night Watcher, spends months staking out secluded houses, sometimes hiding in the grounds, in order to build up an intimate understanding of the daily movements of his victims.As well as being an expert in covert surveillance, the raider has also shown athletic prowess, scaling high walls and fences while evading detection by sophisticated security systems.Police said he also displays a chilling degree of nonchalance, even when entering a property with multiple occupants. Once inside, he uses a sawn-off shotgun, cable ties and extreme violence in order to force the home owners into giving up their valuables.Video: Terror of one of The Night Watcher’s victims Night Watcher burglary CCTV shows an armed person in Maidenhead Among the items stolen were a £400,000 diamond tiara and an emerald ring given by Charles II to Louise de Kerouaille, his mistress.Police believe the first raid took place in November 2014, when two women were attacked in their home near Kingswood Golf Club in Surrey and needed treatment in hospital. The Night Watcher is captured on CCTV footage in Maidenhead, BerkshireCredit:Surrey Police/PA Some of the family heirlooms stolen during the burglaries Detectives said the extraordinary degree of planning and preparation that goes into each raid suggested he has undergone some form of military training, and have not ruled out that he could be a serving soldier. An 1820 diamond tiara, worth in the region of £400,000 stolen in the break-in at Goodwood HouseCredit:Sussex Police/Solent News & Photo Agency Night Watcher burglary High-value items taken from some of the wealthy homes raided by the Night WatcherCredit:Surrey Police/PA After being bound and gagged, he and his wife lay injured for two hours before a staff member found them and alerted the police. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Facebook and social networks making it harder to be an undercover cop

first_imgWe’ve all seen countless numbers of spy movies where the main character uses a fake identity to get close to their target. This sort of work doesn’t just happen in James Bond movies; covert police and intelligence operations do it all the times, and sometimes immerse themselves into a community for years. Take the news about the Anna Chapman and eight others who were living in a nice suburban community, unbeknownst to neighbors that they were really Russian spies.It was a lot easier to blend in with the crowd before Facebook (and other social networks) came along. Facial recognition technology is making it extremely difficult and almost impossible for undercover cops and intelligence agents to do their job. According to CSO, Australian Federal Police commissioner Mick Keelty said immersing someone into an organized crime group can take seven years to get them to the right place where they start getting the info they need from the crime group.At the Security 2011 Conference in Sydney, Keelty spoke about his research into how social networking affects covert operations. Keelty conducted a survey on all of the Australian Federal Police recruits and North South Wales police recruits as well as on some other state and national security agencies. He found that everyone under 26 years of age had uploaded their photo to the Internet, and 85 percent are using at least one major social networking site. About 47 of them were using the sites daily.He also found that 85 percent had their photos uploaded by another person, and 42 percent said it was possible to identify their relationships with other people through the photos. Facebook gets tens of million new images a day, so that in itself is a good resource, but governments and other organizations can also build their own image databases.The fact that a police officer’s photo could be visible to the wrong person is quite a scary thought. For example, Keelty said if you show up at the Australian embassy in Jakarta and say you’re the trade commissioner for education, and your photo from the Royal Military College graduation is up on a social network, your cover is blown.On the other hand, facial recognition can be used for good. Police can get a wealth of intelligence from social networks. For example, facial recognition was used to identify rioters during the recent London riots.Basically, if you’re a secret agent and you don’t want anyone to recognize your face in this day in age, you have to either get plastic surgery, or switch faces with another agent like in the movie “Face/Off” starring Nicholas Cage and John Travolta.via CSOlast_img read more

Creating a wine haven at Heathen Estate

first_imgBRUSH PRAIRIE — With the purchase of an established, close-in vineyard site back in October, Heathen Brewing has expanded its focus to include wine.Heathen’s owner, Sunny Parsons, is taking on the challenge of vineyard owner with much the same intensity and wide-eyed interest as his hats as entrepreneur, restaurateur and brewer.“The whole fermentation world has always attracted me because of the science behind it. I know that I know very little about wine, so I’m kind of diving in and trying to learn as much as I can,” Parsons said.Guests had their first chance to see Parsons’ latest project on Saturday, when Heathen Estate opened the doors of its grand Victorian-style home that graces a rolling hillside in the Brush Prairie area.The location was introduced to Clark County as Village Vineyard in 2014 by then-owner Patti Kuni, until she realized the daily upkeep of a winery, bed and breakfast and event space was more than she was prepared to take on in her 80s.Parsons is gracious when he talks about the acquisition of the 20-acre parcel with a south-facing slope planted with approximately seven acres of vines.last_img read more

Bus rapid transit plan gives citizen panel pause

first_imgA citizens group voted down plans for bus rapid transit on Fourth Plain Boulevard on Thursday night, citing a lack of clear information, the board’s chairwoman said.The C-Tran Citizen Advisory Committee — a standing group representing a wide array of the agency’s users and stakeholders — is the first to reject the locally preferred alternative for a high-capacity bus line, set to run from downtown to Westfield Vancouver mall.The citizen advisory committee’s rejection does not stop the project, C-Tran Public Affairs Director Scott Patterson said Friday.However, the vote does signal the ongoing controversy surrounding the $40 million to $55 million project: On Friday, opponents of the controversial project heralded the down vote as a major step in blocking its progression.But chairwoman Lisa Rasmussen, who was among those who voted against the plan, said the citizen’s board fully supports bus rapid transit — they just needed clarification.“It’s not that the CCAC is against the BRT. We are in favor of the BRT,” Rasmussen said. “We just felt things had changed in regard to the estimate of the cost and how that was going to work out. We just couldn’t support it the way things were presented last night.”last_img read more

Body eaten by alligators in Everglades canal investigated as homicide

first_imgSOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. (WSVN) — Davie Police are investigating a decomposing body found partially eaten by alligators in a canal as a homicide.According to Davie Police, the grisly discovery was made in a canal located off U.S. 27, near Sheridan Street, Monday night. Investigators said the gators did not kill the man and were eating his body after he had died.“In order to protect our divers, we do have police officers with AR-15s, to make sure our divers are safe once they’re in the water,” said Davie Police Sgt. Pablo Castaneda.Rescue crews managed to chase the alligators away. However, the animals stayed and lingered, making the investigation more difficult. “The gators did get at the remains, so our units were able to get the alligators back, and the investigation is ongoing,” said Castaneda.Investigators said the gators tore the body apart so much that they initially couldn’t figure out whether it was a man or a woman or how long the body had been in the canal.Following an autopsy on Tuesday, police confirmed this is a homicide investigation, and the medical examiner determined the body is a man. “Definitely, we want to identify who the victim is and to possibly figure out what happened to them. How did they end up here?” said Castaneda.Construction workers in the area saw police back at the canal on Tuesday. They can’t believe this is now a crime scene. “Very amazing because I come in and out of here every day,” said Eddie Cousin. “I see a gator and think, ‘OK, it’s a gator. It’s the Everglades.’ I never realized that this was the place where they found a body.” Police are trying to use fingerprints to figure out the man’s identity.If you have any information that could help investigators, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Indias World Cup squad revealed by Gautam Gambhir big names dropped

first_imgThe Indian squad for the World Cup will be announced on April 15 in Mumbai, and while the selectors have maintained that the squad is pretty much certain, fans and experts are picking their own sides for the marquee event.Gautam Gambhir, who was a pivotal part of India’s triumphant 2011 World Cup team, believes India should think out of the box and pick few young faces who have been consistent.Gambhir believes that the Indian selectors should include Sanju Samson in the squad as the batsman who can bat at number 4 and also as the backup wicket-keeper.Gambhir wants the selectors to think out the box Gautam GambhirINDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty ImagesSpeaking on Star Sports Game Plan: India’s Road to World Cup show, the former opener said, “For me, it’s been very clear, and I see Sanju Samson the right person who can fit No. 4 spot of the team. I have always believed in thinking out of the box and look for best quality players, Sanju would be the best pick.”Also, Gambhir picked Navdeep Saini, the Delhi pacer in his World Cup squad. Saini has been impressive for Delhi in the domestic circuit, but is not having an entirely impressive Indian Premier League season for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.Gautam Gambhir’s World Cup squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni(wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Sanju SamsonFor India, the number 4 conundrum has not gone away and former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar wants the side to try KL Rahul at that spot and also give him a longer rope to nail down that spot.”Ambati Rayudu was spoken about when the season started, but has lost form sharply. Someone like KL Rahul could be chosen for No.4. He has played at No.4 in the past,” Gavaskar told India Today.”We have seen him bat with a lot of focus and concentration in the IPL,” Gavaskar said. “And I don’t think it’s so much a problem for an opener to switch to middle order as opposed to a middle order player to bat in the opening position.”India will kickstart their World Cup campaign against South Africa at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on June 5.last_img read more

Toy Story 4 Trailer Takes Woodys Gang on a Crazy Adventure

first_img Watch These Movies Before ‘Toy Story 4’Meet Keanu Reeves, ‘Canada’s Greatest Stuntman,’ in ‘Toy Story 4’ Trailer Woody and company are back: The playroom objects go on the ultimate adventure to rescue their friend, Forky, in Toy Story 4.Disney-Pixar released the movie’s first full-length trailer on Tuesday, and it teases a crazy trip filled with creepy old dolls, badass heroes, and cute friendship moments. Toy Story 4, which stars Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, and Tony Hale, will debut in theaters on June 21.In the beginning of the trailer, Woody introduces Forky, a new arts and crafts project gone wrong that becomes Bonnie’s new favorite toy. The spork, which immediately loses his googly eye when he meets the group, has a hard time fitting in with Woody’s entourage.Woody needs to make sure Forky doesn’t leave the pack, however, Forky feels like he was made for, “soup, salad, and maybe chili,” so he decides to go back to where he belongs — the trash. Woody eventually caches up to Forky, where they have to somehow get out of an eerie antique shop and battle evil dummies and a baby doll. Thankfully, Bo Peep saves the day and gets Forky and Woody out of the spooky store.Will they be able to get back to Bonnie? Or will Forky and Woody stay at funfair, where they can “be free” from humans? Plus, the rest of the toy squad has to try to rescue both, or risk never making it back to Bonnie’s playroom again.Catch Toy Story 4 in theaters soon.More on Geek.com:Tom Hanks, Tim Allen Get Emotional Recording Final Lines for ‘Toy Story 4’ ‘Toy Story 4’ Teaser Trailer Debuts Cute Forky Character Reach for the Sky in New ‘Toy Story’ -Themed Plane Stay on targetlast_img read more

A simple natural escape in Sámara

first_imgRooms with a double bed start at $40, larger rooms with two double beds or a queen are $45, and the treetop suite, with a kitchen and balcony, is $75.Because of the pricing, the hotel sees a huge range of travelers, from backpackers looking for a break from hostels to wealthier travelers looking for a deal. “We get people who are looking for value,” Brandon said.  Tropical plants cover the front of the property leading up to the handmade, wooden spiral staircase. The rooms were designed with nature in mind, from the hardwood furniture to the conch shells lining the shelves. The rustic theme continues into the bathrooms with the incorporation of cave-like, stone showers that make guests feel as if they are showering in a waterfall.  The rooms are simple but small touches, such as reading lights and candles, give them a cozy feeling. Though it gets hot at night, the well-placed fans compensate for the lack of the air conditioning in the building.In addition to the pool and lounge areas, the hotel’s main lobby also features a shared kitchen and self-serve drink fridge stocked with beer and soda, which operates on the honor system. “We get a lot of long-term and repeat guests,” Brandon said. “I think the main reason for that is that you can be very self-reliant here.”While not comparable to a high-end hotel, Entre Dos Aguas seems to elevate simplicity to an art. “We are just happy when our guests are happy,” Brandon said. “We like it when people say that they want to come back.” Facebook Comments In Sámara, the action is at the beach, but those interested in an escape from the pumping music of Sámara’s bars and discotecas need look no further than Hotel Entre Dos Aguas.Located just outside of town, a mere 400-meter walk from the beach, the hotel is like a private tropical oasis, complete with a sizeable pool and a lounge area full of hammocks and comfy chairs, the perfect place to get away from it all.Former New Yorkers Brandon and Lilah Park moved to Costa Rica in 2007 looking for a hotel to own and manage. After scouring the country for locations they decided on Sámara, a beach town that charmed them with its authenticity and relatively small size. The couple bought the already established Entre Dos Aguas, intending to preserve its reputation of quality and value.  “What we have to offer for the price range is extremely competitive,” Brandon said. “The place is very unique and tends to offer just a little bit more.” Lindsay Fendt Hotel’s Bedroom. No related posts.last_img read more

Cyta launches fibre optic network

first_imgThe Cyprus Telecommunications authority (Cyta) on Thursday launched its new fibre optic network and the increase of its mobile network to 1 Gigabit Cyprus, moving closer to ultra high speed broadband networks and a 4.5G mobile network.Fibre optic is expected to be available from late July 2018. Internet Home will range up to 160Mbps, while Internet Business can reach up to 1Gbps. The service is expected to expand over the next ten years to 200,000 homes.You May LikeReport Globe8 Cutest Exotic Dog BreedsReport GlobeUndoForbesCollectible Cars and Trucks You Can Invest in for $10,000[Photos]ForbesUndoBest Of SeniorHe Has Been Collabrating Closely With George Lucas For Over 4 Decades – Here’s Ron Howard’s Net WorthBest Of SeniorUndo State Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoGreek Prime Minister in Cyprus for official visitUndoWidowers threaten legal action over pensionsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Ombudswoman says audit chief broke rules

first_imgA REPORT released this week by Ombudswoman Maria Stylianou Lottides alleges that auditor-general Odysseas Michaelides broke civil service recruitment procedures.It stated that the hiring by the Audit Office of 20 workers on fixed-term contracts was arbitrary as well as detrimental and discriminatory to full-time civil servants currently employed there.The matter arose when in March full-time staff working at the agency filed a complaint to the Ombudswoman, alleging that the hiring of 20 fixed-term temps at the Audit Office was in breach of civil service laws.The applicants who applied for the 20 positions have since been offered the jobs.Lottides advised the auditor-general to halt the process so as to “reconsider,” given her findings.Hitting back via a statement on Thursday, Michaelides summarily dismissed the Ombudswoman’s findings, adding that he would proceed regardless, and that the new recruits would begin work on May 2.Late last year the Audit Office decided to hire 20 extra employees so that the agency could cope with its increasing workload. It proceeded to invite applications.For the purpose of hiring the 20, the agency created two new job titles, specifying their qualifications. At the same time, it abolished pre-existing job titles.The new positions were made available to fixed-term temps (contract workers) for a period of 27 months.Temps working in the government are considered to be on fixed-term contracts if their employment is up to 30 months. Where for whatever reason their employment continues beyond 30 months, they are ‘upgraded’ to open-end contract workers.But the full-time civil servants who filed the grievance, argue that this procedure is wrongful because the Audit Office should have first issued an official job description per civil service regulations.Weighing in on Michaelides’ side, the Public Administration and Personnel Department said there is no requirement for a job description to be issued when hiring fixed-term temps.The full-time employees at the agency are aggrieved because the new job titles created by Michaelides applied specifically and solely to fixed-term employees. Meaning that the full-time staff were excluded from applying for the new positions.Moreover, the 20 new positions come with higher pay grades that the job titles abolished by Michaelides. Meaning that at least some of the new recruits will receive salaries that are higher than existing full-time personnel at the Audit Office.The full-time staff allege – and the Ombudswoman agrees – that this will cause tensions at the workplace since the new recruits, by virtue of their higher pay grade, will consider themselves superior in the hierarchy even though they are temps.But in his response, Michaelides said this is a flimsy argument.“The Ombudswoman is conflating seniority with hierarchy. At any given department, there is always a relationship of hierarchy among staff.”Sticking the knife in, he added:“It is a shame that, through her superficial analysis on such serious matters, the Ombudswoman is discrediting the importance of her own institution.”Michaelides went on to say:“Our 20 new colleagues shall start working at the Audit Office on Thursday, May 2, 2019. We are confident that the existing staff shall embrace their new colleagues…”Michaelides and Lottides have been at loggerheads before, clashing publicly over the latter’s apparent refusal to grant him access to records of her office.Lottides had declined to hand over the data, citing possible violations of privacy. Michaelides said he only wanted to look at the meta-data, not details that would unmask an individual’s identity.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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