Strikes Continue in France, Cabinet Passes Controversial Pension Reform

On Friday, the French cabinet discussed and passed the controversial pension reform project proposed by President Emmanuel Macron. Opponents of the reform have chosen this date to organize strikes and demonstrations. The head of the General Confederation of Labor, Philippe Martinez pledged to “withstand the withdrawal” of the reform project. Once it is adopted, however, the cabinet will refer the bill to Parliament for decision.

A New Path for Russia with Constitutional Amendments? Or Was it Just Time for Emperor Putin?

Do the amendments to the Russian constitution give hope to the opposition and what is the future of Russia and the government?

In reality, Russia does not have opposition. The pseudo opposition leader Alexei Navalny is merely a social media darling and a minor nuisance to the Kremlin. He is always arrested for a short term, in turn creating newsworthy stories and buzz in the global media on the topic of Russia. Navalny keeps projecting his grandiose dream of one day being the president of Russia. However, it is the same as the recent sad case of an individual in academia and St Petersburg elite claiming to be Napoleon. That guy murdered his young lover in a horrific scene.

Difference Between Visa 189 and Visa 190

The skilled independent visa subclass 189 is known as a point-based visa. This visa is for the individuals who are not appointed by any worker, family member, territory or state. The main advantage of this visa is that you are allowed to work and stay in Australia permanently. In simple words, skilled independent visa subclass 189 permits you to live in Australia legally without any issues or restrictions. Skilled independent visa 189 was replaced by both onshore visa 885 and offshore skilled independent visa 175 in 2012-2013. If you want to apply for the skilled visa 189 then you need to obtain (EOI) Expression of interest through skill select. You can apply for this visa from inside or outside of Australia. There are two streams in skilled independent visa subclass 189 and they are Point tested stream and New Zealand stream.

New CIA Declassified Documents Expose Nazi War Criminals – Ukraine’s Stepan Bandera is on the List

The CIA declassified documents under the law that requires the exposing of Nazi war criminals. The Central Intelligence Agency is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the federal government of the United States, tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence.

Griffiths in Sanaa to Meet With Houthis

Martin Griffiths, the UN Special Envoy to Yemen, arrived today in Sana’a to discuss halting the military escalation and ways to hold a round of Yemeni political consultations. A news source at Sanaa International Airport said that Griffiths arrived with his assistant, Muin Shreim. Political sources confirmed that Griffiths will meet with the leaders of the Houthi militia to discuss reducing the military escalation, as part of his attempts to persuade the parties to the conflict to move towards a new round of consultations, without conditions to discuss arrangements for a political solution to the crisis in Yemen.

Full International Holocaust Remembrance Day Coverage

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Thursday for the commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day, and sat next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Before this, he met with the mother of Naama Issachar, the woman imprisoned in Russia for drug smuggling, whom Netanyahu has tried to free. Considering that she only possessed nine grams of cannabis, many have pleaded that the sentence of 7.5 years is unjust. Putin listened to her, and hinted that everything will be fine.

Iran Threatens to Withdraw from Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that his country will withdraw from the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) if the Europeans present its violations of the Iran Nuclear Deal to the UN Security Council. “If the Europeans continue their improper behavior or send Iran’s file to the Security Council, we will withdraw from the NPT,” he said.

New Russian Government Appointments are a Farce – What’s New?

The new, not so new, Russian government appointments were announced. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech was followed by the resignation of the Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev and his cabinet. Putin desires to amend the Russian constitution that was created in 1993, two years after the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1991. The vote about the newly proposed amendments is expected to occur before May 1, 2020.

Oil and Gas Data Management Market Greases the Skids

Data management allows oil and gas companies to extract useful insights from the raw data collected from refineries, production, sales and other departments in order to improve their performance and production efficiency. Technological advancements have led companies to adopt a variety of technologies, such as IoT and AI, by providing useful insights into data management software.

Russia Planning to Create an Alternative to GitHub – Goodbye Russia from the Global Market

Russia is planning to create its own alternative to the Microsoft owned GitHub, a global company that provides hosting for software development, version control using Git. Microsoft acquired the company in 2018 for $7.5 billion. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features.

Best Time to Rent an Apartment in 2020

When exactly is the best time to rent an apartment? Is it during the winter or during the summer? It is common to jump to the thought process that winter will be the least expensive time to find an apartment. This is because graduates as well as current students typically are seen moving during the summer months. Since leases are usually for 1 year, or sometimes 2 years, then these graduates and students would be on a summer cycle. It is also common that people are more inclined to look for apartments during the spring and summer time because the weather is warmer, life is usually less busy than it is during the holiday season and if the family has children then they will be out of school during the move. Is this always the case, though?

Know Your Eligibility For PR in Australia as a Visa Subclass 189 Applicant

Skilled Independent Subclass 189 is considered as a point-based visa and this visa is for an employee who is not appointed by any territory or state, a family member or worker. This visa permits you to live and work permanently anywhere in Australia. You can include your relatives and family members in this application. In Simple words, visa189 will allow you to stay in Australia with full work rights.

The onshore subclass 885 and Offshore skilled independent subclass 175 visa was replaced by a Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189. This is a type of permanent resident visa that allows you to live in Australia indefinitely. For this visa, you need to submit an expression of interest by skill select. You can submit this from inside or outside of Australia. There are three main limitations of skilled independent visa 189. And they are:

Russia Always Failed with Aircraft Carriers – Will the Future Be Different Under Putin?

Historically, Russia was not strong pertaining to sea battles. Taking the example of the Battle of Tsushima in 1905.  It is also known as the Battle of Tsushima Strait and the Naval Battle of the Sea of Japan (in Japan) and was a major naval battle fought between Russia and Japan during the Russo-Japanese War. It was an embarrassing loss for Russia.

How Blockchain is Changing Media and Entertainment?

Blockchain in media and entertainment? Wait, wasn’t it associated with cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin? Yes, but it has much more potential than we believe. In the media and entertainment industry, it can assist with not just content, but protect and monetize intellectual property.

Let’s go back and have a brief overview of blockchain. It’s the type of data structure that can create a digital ledger of transactions. This ledger can be shared among a distributed network of computers. The platforms built on blockchain can record and distribute and unchallengeable version of the truth to multiple parties. This could be useful in improving the effectiveness of the value chain in the industry.

Improved Tax Withholding Estimator Helps Workers Target the Refund They Want – Shows How to Fill Out New 2020 W-4

The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new and improved Tax Withholding Estimator, designed to help workers target the refund they want by having the right amount of federal income tax taken out of their pay. The Tax Withholding Estimator, now available on IRS.gov, incorporates the changes from the redesigned Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate, that employees can fill out and give to their employers this year.

Israel Roundup: Immunity for Netanyahu, a Pardon for Yissachar

Discussions will begin next week in the Knesset on whether to grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution. Netanyahu has been indicted for fraud, bribery and breach of trust, which he feels are not severe to interfere with his ability to be Prime Minister. Blue and White, his opponents in the next elections, have pushed for hearings on immunity to be held before the elections in March.

Iran Confirms it Fired Missiles at PS752

Iran confirmed on Tuesday that it fired two missiles on January 8 at Ukrainian International Airlines flight 752, a catastrophic error that caused the deaths of the 176 people that were on board. As per the contents of a preliminary report by the Civil Aviation Organisation of Iran (CAOI) released today, investigators who had access to military information “found that two Tor-M1 missiles were fired from the north at the plane.”

Why You Should Pay Employees a Competitive Salary?

The parameters to accept a job offer may be subjective but there is one thing that job seekers always keep tabs on- Remuneration. Vaguely scrolling through the post/ ad, the eyes of a prospect directly land and zoom in on the CTC offered. Everyone knows their competence level, they also know their worth and value in the market and that’s exactly where a competitive pay comes into play! One can overlook the recognition or brand value of the organization, ignore the company location and shift timings, even sideline the company’s environment and culture, but there is no compromise with a well-deserved salary package.

How to Obtain Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189

If Australia is your dream country and you want to stay and live in Australia then a skilled Independent Visa subclass 189 is the best option for you. This visa permits you to stay in Australia legally without any issues. Visa Subclass 189 is for the skilled employee who holds employment on Australia’s skilled occupation list. The skilled occupation list is already characterized by the Australian government. To apply the Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189, You need to complete the skills assessment that shows you have required qualifications and skills for specific occupations. Your occupation must be from the skilled occupation list. The eligible occupation list is declared by the Australian government. Positions like Architects, engineers, physicians, construction managers, programmers, social workers, welders, electricians, nurses, dentists, teachers, carpenters are involved in Australia’s skilled occupation list.

China’s New Virus Surges, At Least 200 More Infected

The outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus is spreading to more Chinese cities, with 139 new cases confirmed this weekend. The virus, which causes pneumonia, has infected more than 200, health officials said on Monday. Authorities in Wuhan, China’s central metropolis where the disease was first identified in December, confirmed the new cases, including a third death.

Assad Army Bombings Displace Thousands in Aleppo Countryside

About six thousand families from the western countryside of Aleppo have been displaced, amid intense Russian and Syrian bombing of the area during the past three days, since the ceasefire collapsed within the de-escalation zone. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, in a report, stated that the wave of displacement from the towns and villages of the west of Aleppo escalated against the backdrop of the intense bombing. The area is mainly exposed to Russian planes since the ceasefire collapsed in the region subject to Russian-Turkish misunderstandings.

Volkswagen Pushes Seven-Figure Sum to Integrate Refugees

Chief financial officer of the German automobile group Volkswagen, Frank Witter, called on the economic and labor circles not to be complacent in the process of integrating refugees. “We have a lot of people fleeing their homeland, and the integration process is long,” Witter, who is sponsoring refugee assistance projects in Volkswagen, said. “The situation today is calm. There are still a large number of people fleeing their countries all over the world, and it would be naive to think that this will not happen again.

Embarking on a Journey to Become a College President

The college president is the leader of a college or university. A professional capable of transforming institutions with new skills and capabilities, handling a problem and addressing the new era of student activism gets honored as president by the university board and search committees.

To pursue a career as a college president, a doctorate in education, economics, or a related field and gaining higher education leadership programs is preferred. Above all, you should have an inclination toward meeting hundreds of people, promoting novel concepts, influencing the lives and future of countless students. It should be your forte.

YOUR CLOUD, YOUR WAY: Build Your Enterprise Cloud With Innovative Private Cloud Solutions

Companies must innovate in order to survive. Since 2000, 52% of the Fortune 500 have been acquired or have gone bankrupt. Only 12% of those that existed in 1955 exist today. In a marketplace that is competitive, unforgiving, and waits for no one, companies that don’t constantly redefine themselves based on customer needs and market dynamics simply cease to exist.

Trump Lawyers Say Impeachment Process “Illegal”

Attorneys for US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the impeachment case opened against him by the Democratic opposition is a “brazen and unlawful” attempt to try to overturn the 2016 election and interfere in this year’s November elections. The president’s lawyers, Jay Sekulow and Pat Cipollone issued the warning in a seven-page document to respond to the Senate notification that the trial of Trump’s impeachment process will begin on Tuesday.

Iranian Clubs to Boycott AFC Champions League

The main Iranian football clubs decided not to participate in the AFC Champions League for 2020, in response to an alleged ban on home matches in the country. The move is ostensibly related to the security atmosphere, and comes following the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner by missiles from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps that killed 176 people near the capital, Tehran, local media reported on Saturday.

Libyan Prime Minister Calls for Deployment of UN Peacekeepers

On the eve of the Libyan conference in Berlin, Libyan Prime Minister Faiz al-Saraj called for international support for the government. Meanwhile, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is seizing on Libya’s important oil ports to step up his pressure on the government. The Libyan Prime Minister has formally called on the United Nations to support the country’s official government by calling for peacekeepers.

Windows Servers and Storage – Choosing Your Server

A physical server is such a fundamental component of an information-processing system that its operational state directly affects an organization’s ability to run the business. Selecting, installing and implementing your servers are critical challenges. When deciding which servers to invest in, first carefully consider your proposed use. Start by making a thorough list of the applications your organization needs to run properly. Then talk to the likely users of those applications. The applications themselves can generally be put into two broad categories: