Indian government names Shashanka Bhide, Ashima Goyal, Jayanth Varma as new MPC members

By Aftab Ahmed

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian government named Shashanka Bhide, Ashima Goyal and Jayanth Varma as its nominees on the central bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) late on Monday.

The Reserve Bank of India was forced to delay the bi-monthly committee meeting set to take place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, as it required at least four MPC members to proceed and the Indian government had failed to name replacements for three previous appointees whose tenure ended in September.

The committee, of three government nominees and three RBI members, had been scheduled to announce India’s key interest rates and monetary policy for the next two months on Oct. 1.

The new members have been appointed for a four-year term, according a government notification.

Ashima Goyal is a member of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic advisory council. Goyal is a professor at the Indira Gandhi Institute

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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi inducts new members

The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:

Mary Camire of Orono at University of Maine

Kimberly Huguenard of Orono at University of Maine

Teresa Johnson of Orono at University of Maine

Bonnie Newson of Orono at University of Maine

Richard Powell of Orono at University of Maine

Laura Rickard of Orono at University of Maine

Maria Sandweiss of Orono at University of Maine

Asli Sezen-Barrie of Orono at University of Maine and

Stefano Tijerina of Old Town at University of Maine

They are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.

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6,500 CIBC team members in communities across Canada participate in reimagined Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure

TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2020 /CNW/ – CIBC team members, families and friends hit the ground running in communities from coast to coast to coast, walking and running in support of the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure. This year, Team CIBC raised $2 million toward life-saving breast cancer research.

“While this year’s Run was virtual, the passion, commitment and resilience shown by Team CIBC, our partners at the Canadian Cancer Society and Canadians across the country remained as strong as ever,” says Laura Dottori-Attanasio, CIBC’s Group Head, Personal and Business Banking and Executive Run Sponsor. “When we unite around a shared purpose, great things happen. I am proud of Team CIBC for finding creative, virtual ways to keep the Run spirit alive and to help ensure no Canadian has to face cancer alone.”

This year’s Run was reimagined to include both virtual and in-person elements, where participants

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Gokuldham members tensed as society is sealed due to COVID 19 scare

Troubles, problems, and tensions are a common part of the Gokuldham society. However, in the upcoming episode of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, an issue is going to leave Gokuldham members extremely anxious and worried about their safety. Wondering what so severe has happened in Gokuldham society? Well, this trip the threat of the novel Coronavirus has left Gokudlhammites tensed. 

The society has also been trapped under the threat of the deadly virus, leaving them distressed. In the upcoming episode of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, officials will come and ‘seal’ the Gokuldham society due to the Coronavirus scare. All this will happen as the residents of the Gokuldham society will come in direct contact with Abdul, who is a suspected COVID-19 patient. Yes, there is a possibility that Abdul has contracted the disease as he has been keeping unwell, and members of Gokuldham fear that the virus has been

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South African government docks minister’s salary for allowing party members join her trip to Zimbabwe | World

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The South African government has docked the defense minister’s salary for allowing members of the ruling party to join her on an official trip, according to the country’s presidency.

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula flew with some members of the African National Congress (ANC) to Zimbabwe while on an official diplomatic visit using an aircraft belonging to the country’s air force.

The government says Mapisa-Nqakula, who heads the Ministry of Defense and Military Veterans, misused state resources because of her “error of judgment” and docked her salary for three months starting next month.

Mapisa-Nqakula didn’t act “in the best interest of good governance” and

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South African government docks Minister’s salary for allowing party members join her on official trip

The South African government has docked the defense minister’s salary for allowing members of the ruling party to join her on an official trip, according to the country’s presidency.



Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula wearing a costume: Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula looks on during a cabinet meeting January 29, 2020, in Pretoria, South Africa.


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Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula looks on during a cabinet meeting January 29, 2020, in Pretoria, South Africa.

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula flew with some members of the African National Congress (ANC) to Zimbabwe while on an official diplomatic visit using an aircraft belonging to the country’s air force.

The government says Mapisa-Nqakula, who heads the Ministry of Defense and Military Veterans, misused state resources because of her “error of judgment” and docked her salary for three months starting next month.

Mapisa-Nqakula didn’t act “in the best interest of good governance” and “acted in a way that is inconsistent with (her) position,” a statement from the presidency said.

Her salary for the three months will instead go into a fund

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Premier Local Government Organization Announces New President and Executive Board Members

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WASHINGTON, D.C. , Sep 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
WASHINGTON, D.C. , Sept. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, has announced the installation of its 2020-2021 Executive Board. The Board will be chaired by the new 2020-2021 president, James Malloy, town manager, Lexington, Massachusetts. Former ICMA president Jane Brautigam will assume the role of immediate past president.

The International City/County Management Association’s mission is to advance professional local government worldwide through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics. The organization’s 12,000+ members spanning 32 countries include appointed chief administrative officers, assistant and deputy administrators, and other employees who serve local governments and regional entities around the world.

“James Malloy has demonstrated remarkable leadership over the course of his career,” said ICMA past-president, Jane Brautigam. “His professionalism, experience, and commitment to all aspects

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Azerbaijan, Armenia declare martial law after clashes kill at least 16 military members

Azerbaijan and Armenia both declared martial law early Sunday after clashes killed at least 16 military members and several civilians.

The two countries, both former Soviet republics, experienced their heaviest clash since 2016 on Sunday over Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory that is inside Azerbaijan but run by ethnic Armenians, Reuters reported

Armenia accused Azerbaijan of an air and artillery strike on the area, with Nagorno-Karabakh saying 16 of its military members were killed and more than 100 were wounded in the attack. Armenian activists also said an ethnic Armenian woman and child were killed. 

Armenia also said Azeri troops attacked civilian targets, prompting Armenia to vow for a “proportionate response.”

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan tweeted the decision for Armenia to declare martial law after the strike.

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Arizona AG seeks Open Meetings inquiry into 2 PSPRS board members

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Will Buividas and Mike Scheidt (Photo: Public Safety Personnel Retirement System)

Two Public Safety Personnel Retirement System board members are being investigated for alleged Open Meeting Law violations after they revealed privileged information in legal claims against the state, records obtained by The Arizona Republic show.

Will Buividas, a Phoenix police officer, and Mike Scheidt, a Tempe firefighter, last month filed notices of claim — a precursor to a lawsuit — against PSPRS and its chairman, Scott McCarty.

They allege defamation, emotional distress and interference with business relations arising from an email McCarty sent earlier this year to about 60,000 people. It mentioned ethical questions about real estate deals Buividas and Scheidt entered with PSPRS staff that earned commissions for them. Buividas and Scheidt are seeking a combined $624,999 in damages.

But in their claims they disclosed discussions among PSPRS board members and legal counsel during a PSPRS executive

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Can Members Of Our U.S. Congress Retire With Full Pay After Simply One Term? The

During these financial hardships, individuals should take advantage of every opportunity in making their life secure. The Declaration of Independence boldly states that each citizen has an unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (). Although lots of our government’s restrictions and impositions could be construed as violating these most simple of rights, and although the supreme court docket tries to not acknowledge the DOI’s authority as the first regulation of the land, the Structure states comparable protections so far as the government’s interference in it’s citizens freedoms.

If we do nothing and not let our government know that we’re smart informed People, who won’t let our Nation be sold out for Cash, Power and Greed. Quoting the statement from Transparency Worldwide of how the corrupt leadership of Gaddafi has precipitated a disaster within the nation The oil-wealthy country is on the verge of changing into a … Read More