September 30th, 2014 Dallas, TX hospital isolates possible Ebola patient DALLAS - A Dallas hospital is holding a patient in “strict isolation” as that person is being evaluated for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas said in a statement Monday that the patient’s symptoms and recent travel indicated a case of Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 3,000 people across West Africa and infected a handful of Americans who have traveled to that region. Link The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects to have preliminary test results on the patient Tuesday, the hospital said. Link The patient’s travel history and specific symptoms remain unclear, but it is said to involve a high fever and vomiting. The name of the patient has not been released. CBS 11 News spoke with Dallas County Health and Human Services director Zachary Thompson, who confirmed that the patient had been in an area where the Ebola virus exists. “Looking at the travel history is the first indicator, and then the next step is [treatment or non-treatment] once we get lab results,” he said. Link source
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September 30, 2014 Special Report: Islamic State uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that captured vast swathes of territory in northern Iraq. Two weeks later, Paulis, who is a Christian, received a phone call from a man who said he was an Islamic State fighter. “We are in your warehouse. Why are you not here working and taking care of your business?” the man asked in formal Arabic. “Come back and we will guarantee your safety. But you must convert and pay $500.” When Paulis refused, the man spelled out the penalty. “We are taking your wheat,” he said. “Just to let you know we are not stealing it because we gave you a choice.” Other fleeing farmers recount similar stories, and point to a little-discussed element of the threat Islamic State poses to Iraq and the region. The group now controls a large chunk of Iraq’s wheat supplies. The United Nations estimates land under IS control accounts for as much as 40 percent of Iraq’s annual production of wheat, one of the country’s most important food staples alongside barley and rice. The militants seem intent not just on grabbing more land but also on managing resources and governing in their self-proclaimed caliphate. Wheat is one tool at their disposal. The group has begun using the grain to fill its pockets, to deprive opponents – especially members of the Christian and Yazidi minorities – of vital food supplies, and to win over fellow Sunni Muslims as it tightens its grip on captured territory. In Iraq’s northern breadbasket, much as it did in neighboring Syria, IS has kept state employees and wheat silo operators in place to help run its empire. Such tactics are one reason IS poses a more complex threat than al Qaeda, the Islamist group from which it grew. For most of its existence, al Qaeda has focused on hit-and-run attacks and suicide bombings. But Islamic State sees itself as both army and government. *CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE
Snip ..The government will send a new draft budget to the House of Representatives for the purpose of approval after the holiday of Eid al-Adha. The parliamentary Finance Committee has completed the drafting of the final conclusion of the report of the general budget for 2014 and sent to the Council of Ministers.
09/30/2014 The spread of heavy security in Baghdad .. and the government discussed the budget in 2014 Iraqi Council of Ministers held later in the session Tuesday to discuss the draft budget for the current year, while the capital Baghdad, saw widespread heavy security after activists announced via social networking to organize a demonstration against the new government led by Haider al-Abadi. The government will send a new draft budget to the House of Representatives for the purpose of approval after the holiday of Eid al-Adha. The parliamentary Finance Committee has completed the drafting of the final conclusion of the report of the general budget for 2014 and sent to the Council of Ministers. Other issues to be discussed at the meeting two months salary for the current and past employees of the Kurdistan region have been stalled since early this year. Invitations to demonstrate and spread of security Against the backdrop of calls launched by activists across social networking to organize protests against the new government, has spread in the capital, Baghdad, and since the early elements of the security apparatus in the squares and streets near the Green Zone, which houses the government, parliament and the Ministry of Defense and foreign embassies. More details in the report of the reporter, "Radio Sawa" in Baghdad, Alaa Hassan: It is noteworthy that the former Iraqi Council of Representatives, ended in March / March first reading of the budget bill for the fiscal 2014, the current, without being able to complete the second reading of the draft because of not being able to complete the quorum to hold a hearing as a result of political pressure. The federal budget for 2014, the current, the most prominent of the files, left by the previous government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, under the chairmanship of the new Haider Abadi, and as one of the obstacles the relationship between the federal government and the Kurdistan region. source
September 30, 2014 "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi," prowling the streets of Mosul, b (100) armored car Baghdad - A member of the House of Representatives a former province of Nineveh, Zuhair al-Araji, said on Tuesday that the leader of the "Daash" exists in the city of Mosul and wandering in the streets procession of armored cars, expressing surprise at the lack of targeting al-Baghdadi, who held a meeting with his leaders organized near humpback two days before the Before the American Aviation. They said in a statement the "obelisk", seen by the Agency for News News (et) that "has confirmed information that the leader of al Daash Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi entered the city of Mosul, a few days ago, after the exposure the city of Raqqa Syrian air strikes by coalition aircraft, the international" . He said al-Araji, "the leader of al-Baghdadi Daash walking in the streets of the city of Mosul procession of armored cars of up to 100 cars, and is protected by elements of the organization carrying Arab and foreign nationalities only." "As the city is witnessing currently roaming the leaders of the terrorist organization in the processions include armored cars and modern as well." He said al-Araji, that "elements Daash wandering in the city of Mosul, without fear of being targeted, and there is a strange phenomena witnessed by the province during the past few days, an entry processions of areas Baaj near the Syrian border, includes the leaders of the elements of the organization," noting that "most of the cars regulation armored and color Black and led by elements of the organization of the Arabs and foreigners, not Iraqis.
30/09/2014 Cabinet is considering a proposal to grant "bonuses" to the people Baghdad - Said Minister of Science and Altklnoggio Knight Jeju "We suggested to the Council of Ministers in its meeting on Tuesday, the allocation of money distributed to the Iraqi people on the occasion of Eid al-Adha." Jeju added in a press statement, seen by the Agency for News News (et) that "the proposed contribution comes us to alleviate the suffering of the Iraqi people, which passes through difficult circumstances under Athdiat faced by the country.' He noted that "the Council will consider the proposal in the presence of the Minister of Finance Agency Mohammed Xiaa Sudanese. The Cabinet held its regular day Tuesday to discuss a number of issues listed on the agenda, including the granting of cash advance to the Kurdistan region of the salaries of the staff and discuss the draft budget bill for fiscal 2014. source September 30, 2014 Oil calls for citizens to receive their shares of the substance white oil Baghdad - Called the Oil Ministry, on Tuesday, citizens to receive their shares of the substance white oil starting on the first Wednesday of October. The ministry said in a statement received "Alsumaria News", a copy of it, it "calls on all citizens to receive their shares of the prescribed substance of white oil distribution outlets and agents navigators." The ministry said that "citizens can get from this article from the day tomorrow, Wednesday, which marks the first of October." It is noteworthy that Iraq is suffering from a major crisis in the availability of oil and white, especially in the winter season, this crisis has been exacerbated after 2003, due to the feet of existing refineries and suffered most of the tankers that transport petroleum products to armed operations. source
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 Call for Cabinet to vote on the budget bill in its session today and the proposed amendments The member of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives Hamoudi Cabinet to vote on the budget bill and the proposed amendments in its day. Hamoudi said in a statement received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of which was that "in the event that the Council of Ministers of the vote on the budget bill during today's session, the House of Representatives to be discussed immediately after the end of the holiday of Eid al-Adha." He pointed out that "the Committee tasked to hold the amendments to the current year budget completed its work and sent the Presidency of the Council of Representatives bill to the Council of Ministers to give it back to the House for discussion and approval." He Hamoudi said that "the time factor is very important in the process of speeding up the completion of the budget as a result of changes in the prices of oil and other, which calls for the Council of Ministers to give priority to this law and submit it to all the laws." The decision of the House of Representatives Niazi Davutoglu said yesterday that "the Parliamentary Finance Committee ended last Sunday of the drafting of the final conclusion of the report of the general budget in 2014 and was sent yesterday to the Council of Ministers for information and discussion at the meeting scheduled Tuesday in preparation to bring it back to parliament." The head of the parliamentary finance committee temporary Magda Tamimi confirmed earlier that "the House of Representatives will present the general budget bill for first reading if they come from the government, which promised to send them to Parliament during the current week." She said that "the parliamentary committee handed the Minister of Finance Agency Mohammed Xiaa Sudanese group reports and proposals for amendments to be included in the general budget for 2014 and forwarded to the ratification of Parliament. source
The government program at an economic conference BAGHDAD morning complexity of Baghdad College of Economic Sciences University conference fifth middle of next month under the banner of economic development in Iraq in the light of cognitive development. Said Dean Baghdad College of Economic Sciences University professor Dr. Mohamed Mouloud / Chairman of the Preparatory Committee for the Conference / in a press statement to the newspaper (morning): "The conference will discuss several themes including the economic hub and the administrative and financial hub and the accounting and the axis of Computer and Informatics and coincides with the launch of the government program, especially with regard to the economy. added: "The importance of the conference comes in light of the changes and economic developments that have occurred in the world in general and Iraq in particular and the economy Iraq suffers from structural imbalances must stand up then and work on them through the events of economic development has become an objective necessity for the advancement of the Iraqi economy in the light of scientific and technological developments and cognitive development in general, and which confirms all the scientific conferences and forums of global economic importance of development as the best way for the welfare of the peoples. and pointed out "The conference will be attended by experts in the economy of the state departments, universities, the Iraqi official and civil." The Baghdad College of Economic Sciences University of colleges recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and was founded in the year 1996 and is representing the scientific edifice contributes to an active role in the development of march of higher education in Iraq and contribute to the economic development process.
9/30/2014 Compactness and savings Baghdad - Mostafa Hashemi called economic expert, Dr. appearance of Mohammed Saleh to activate the financial market through the launch of the trading rights of the debt through bonds issued by the Ministry of Finance, along with Treasury Notes. Saleh explained in a statement (morning) that are traded in the Iraqi market for securities is bonds ownership and not IOUs, noting that trading on these two types of bonds together will lead to the revitalization of the stock market and serve the local economy are the biggest. He stressed that the launch of such trading will lead to activating the movement of money and the movement in the Iraqi market for securities. And pointed out that Iraq lacks makers, financial market as it is possible to use international expertise in this field, it is necessary to expand this aspect down to the savings and Aktnazac audience as There are large sums of money deposited in banks are not invested properly. also pointed out that it is possible to issue sovereign bonds first two types are sold at a discount and sold second-rate, and both lead the same purpose in terms of trading in the Iraqi market for securities.
9/30/2014 Today .. pay the salaries of retired workers BAGHDAD - Batool al-Hassani launches Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, today the salaries of retired workers for the months of July and August Almadian.ozyr work Mohammed Xiaa Sudan said in a statement »Sabah»: The Department of retirement and Social Security began distributing the salaries of retired workers for the months of July and August two years in coordination with the Rafidain Bank in Baghdad and the provinces, as well as banking offices to card holders Alzkih.oadav Sudanese said retired content which has 30 years of service and more will receive a pension of $400 000 dinars for two months, as will receive the retired content which has a service less than 30 years 340 000 dinars for two months and will receive family deceased pensioner, which has more than three beneficiaries 300 000 dinars for two months, adding that the family of deceased pensioner consisting of worthy two will receive a salary of $ 280 000 dinars for two months, and will take over the family of deceased pensioner, consisting of one receivable amount of 260 000 dinars for two months. He called on the Minister of Labour and retired workers to review postal offices competent for the purpose of receiving their pensions with them Mstsahben smart cards. source