From working taxfree to owing thousands A look back at OI Leasing

first_imgAPTN NewsThroughout 2017, APTN News brought you the stories of people who have been targeted by the Canada Revenue Agency over what the government says are unpaid taxes – including employees of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.They worked for a temp company called OI Leasing that is situated in Six Nations in Ontario.The company hired employees who worked tax-free because the main office was on a reserve.But the government doesn’t see it that way and now thousands of people owe tens of thousands of dollars in back-taxes.last_img

Theatre for the blooming buds

first_imgWith dollops of fun, acting and lessons on life skills, summer vacations are about to get exciting. All you 8-15 year olds, First Act  is here in town. Get onto the bandwagon to learn essential life skills over 15 days this summer. Enthusing you with confidence through the medium of theatre and experimental methods practiced all over the world, this team has a plan to set you ahead of your times. Battle out your inhibitions and stage fright with a team of mentors who have a flair for acting. Rakesh Jasrotia and Vaishali Chakravarty, the two renowned artistes spearheading First Act, have devised a module to encourage teamwork and enhance self image to culminate all your sweat to a short performance at the end of the program. Give wings to your imagination and skills and mark in these dates.last_img read more

An insight into the energy industry

first_imgThe ’12th India Energy Summit 2018′, which was organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) from November 13-14 at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi provided a whiteboard to the participants from the energy industry to deliberate and exchange ideas on affordable and accessible powers as well as smart integration of renewable energy, among others. The two day conference focussed on carbon dioxide emission reduction and cleaner uses of coal, a crucial domestic fossil fuel which, if used intelligently, can help secure energy security. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe conference was graced by principle secretariats of participating states, industrialists and global energy experts from GIZ, ADB, India Smart Grid Forum, PGCIL – amongst others, who delved deep into pioneering energy schemes such as ‘Saubhagya’ and deliberate on issues that are plaguing the sector as well as on the development of Gas Trading Hub –on central pricing point for natural gasduring the sessions. Eminent stalwarts of the sector such as Gurpreet Chugh, Managing Director, ICF and Rudra Chatterjee, President, ICC also addressed the session. Chaired by Anil Razdan, Former Power Secretary, Government of India and Chairman, ICC National Expert Committee on Energy, the conference saw participation from major Indian states such as Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”As we plan to bring in more renewable/alternative power in the Indian energy mix, it demands a need to create a balance in energy production through efficient but cleaner conventional power sources such as hydro and gas which are traditionally cleaner sources of energy however; these need push as they currently do not meet the required capacity requirements,” stated Ajay Kumar Bhalla, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India. Speaking at the event, Anil Razdan, Former Power Secretary, Government of India and Chairman, ICC National Expert Committee on Energy said, “The Energy Summit is being held in the backdrop of India well on track to meet its green house gas (GHG) emissions intensity to GDP international commitment at Paris, and also in respect of non fossil fuel generating capacity, particularly in solar PV. However domestic manufacture of solar equipment is meeting a stiff challenge from imports.” “The health of the electricity distribution sector at the state level continues to be a cause of major concern. Meeting the fuel needs of coal and gas fired power generating stations is a challenge, and also the large financial distress in the private sector generating assets. Rising international oil prices in 2018 have raised price and financial burden on the consumer as well as federal finances. Moving to cleaner cooking and automotive fuels, the availability of affordable gas through a gas grid and a robust gas infrastructure are a challenge,” he added. Addressing the session, Gurdeep Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC, mentioned that the power sector authorities are making all the necessary efforts to provide electricity to each and every household in India. He also pointed out that the cleanest source of energy in any household is electricity which is actually a cleaner energy option for cooking is hardly used, thus this form needs to be promoted more effectively.last_img read more

Watch Out Heres Where Your Smartphone Is Most Likely to Get Stolen

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » May 7, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals As a nation, we’re head-over-heels in love with our smartphones. We’d rather live without sex than live without them, and we check them all the time (even when they haven’t made any noise to indicate an incoming message or voicemail).We’re attached. Obsessed, even. For most of us, the thought of losing our precious device is a scary and increasingly real fear: smartphone theft is on the rise. Last year, 3.1million Americans had their smartphones stolen, up from 1.6 million Americans in 2012, according to Consumer Reports.Where are our phones most at risk, then? What time of day should we particularly vigilant? And how do we react in the increasingly likely event that our smartphone is ripped away from us?Related: Time for a Talk: Don’t Let Your Phone Be a Selfish Boyfriend (or Girlfriend)Lookout, a San-Francisco-based mobile security startup, has compiled an infographic that breaks it all down: Our phones are most likely to get stolen because we’ve unwittingly left them somewhere (in all likelihood, at a restaurant or bar) and even in urban areas, 40 percent of smartphone theft takes place between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.To recover a stolen smartphone, most of us are willing to go to pretty drastic extremes. Check out what we say we’ll do in order to be reunited with our phone (or, at the very least, its data) below. For more information on smartphone theft in America, you can take a look at Lookout’s full report .Click to Enlarge+ Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 2 min readlast_img read more