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Small car prices may fall significantly once GST becomes effective

first_imgBuying a car may become much cheaper if the government implements a standard tax rate of 17-18% for most number of goods and services recommended by a panel.Analysts say that car manufacturers, who pay 30-50% as tax currently, will likely cut prices significantly once the tax reform is approved.”The automobile sector could benefit significantly from Goods and Services Tax (GST) if the government accepts the recommendations of the GST panel and puts automobiles (except luxury cars) in the general category of standard goods and services with a rate of 17-18 per cent,” said Sanjeev Prasad of Kotak Institutional Equities.At present, the government levies 30.4% tax on small cars having length of less than 4 metres and engine size below 1500 cc. The tax includes an excise duty of 12.5%, central sales tax of 2%, national calamity contingent duty of 1% and value added tax (VAT) of 12.5%.If the GST become effective, small car prices may come down by 12% to 13%, as the manufacturers may just need to pay a tax of 17 -18%.”As GST would subsume all taxes, a standard rate of 17 per cent would mean that prices could come down by over 10 per cent,” NDTV Profit quoted Kapil Singh and Siddhartha Bera of Nomura, as saying.Lower taxes will not only benefit small car buyers but also could bring down the prices of luxury cars despite a proposed tax of 40% under GST.Once GST is implemented, prices of luxury sedans could fall by 4-5%, while prices of sports utility vehicles (SUVs) can drop by 10-12%, according to analysts.Appealing for early passage of the GST bill, Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra said on Tuesday that failing to implement the bill will divide the country and thwart it from becoming a common market.While the Modi government wants to implement the GST from April 1, 2016, the bill is facing strong opposition in the Rajya Sabha, where it does not have a majority.last_img read more

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UPDATE Pelosi Calls Trump Tweet Disgusting

first_imgThe Latest on President Donald Trump and allegations of sexual misconduct (all times local):3:50 p.m.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump’s tweet disparaging Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER’-sten JIHL’-uh-brand) is “disgusting and disgraceful, and of course obviously not true.”Trump tweeted Tuesday that Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, would come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions and would “do anything” to get them.Democrats accused the president of making crude insinuations.A day earlier, Gillibrand said Trump should resign because there were credible accusations against him. Barring that, she said, “Congress should investigate the multiple sexual harassment and assault allegations against him.”Pelosi says she supports the more than 100 Democrats who have called for a congressional investigation into the allegations. When asked if Trump should resign, she says, “I don’t think he ever should have been president.”__3:45 p.m.The White House says “there’s no way” the president’s tweet about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER’-sten JIHL’-uh-brand) was “sexist at all.”President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a tweet Tuesday, calling her a “lightweight” and a “total flunky” for Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.Trump also said Gillibrand “would come to my office begging for campaign contributions not so long ago” and would “do anything for them.”Gillibrand called the tweet a “sexist smear,” and Trump ignored a reporter’s question about the tweet.Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump was talking about a political system he thinks is rigged and the fact that politicians repeatedly beg for money.Sanders says only people with their minds in the gutter would read anything sexual into the tweet.___2 p.m.The White House is offering a rebuttal to sexual misconduct allegations involving President Donald Trump.Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had promised that the White House would provide a list of eyewitnesses and evidence to exonerate Trump.Nearly 24 hours later, it sent over a rebuttal of just two of the accounts, one that Trump groped a woman on a plane in the 1970s, the other that he behaved inappropriately in a beauty pageant dressing room.But both simply cited news reports quoting eyewitnesses who vouched for Trump’s behavior.Several of Trump’s accusers have resurfaced their accusations against the president amid a rising tide sexual misconduct claims that have cost a number of powerful men positions of prominence in entertainment, journalism and politics.__11:35 a.m.Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren has fired back at President Donald Trump for his tweet against New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Warren asks: “are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame @SenGillibrand?”Trump on Tuesday lashed out at Gillibrand after she called for his resignation over sexual misconduct allegations. Democrats say Trump made unsavory insinuations about Gillibrand.Warren said in a tweet: “Do you know who you’re picking a fight with? Good luck with that, @realDonaldTrump. Nevertheless, #shepersisted.”The phrase “she persisted” went viral from a comment earlier this year by the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He silenced Warren when she tried to read a letter from Coretta Scott King about then-attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions.__11:29 a.m.A Senate Democrat is showing her support for her colleague Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says, “There’s nobody tougher” than Gillibrand and she won’t be intimidated by President Donald Trump.Shaheen, D-N.H., says “Women will continue to speak up.”Trump slammed Gillibrand after she called on him to resign over past allegations of sexual misconduct. Gillibrand responded by saying she and other women won’t be silenced.__11:25 a.m.The political money website OpenSecrets.org says President Donald Trump and his daughter, Ivanka Trump, have donated nearly $8,000 to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s congressional campaigns since 2007.The group says the figures are based on individual contributions data from the Federal Election Commission.Trump gave Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, $4,800 in two separate contributions in September 2010. The money came just ahead of a special election to fill the remaining two years of Hillary Clinton’s Senate term. Gillibrand was re-elected to a full Senate term in 2012. Ivanka Trump donated $2,000 to Gillibrand in 2014.Trump criticized Gillibrand in a tweet Tuesday, saying she came “begging” to him for contributions.__11:15 a.m.Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says President Donald Trump’s latest tweet about her was a “sexist smear” aimed at silencing her voice. The New York Democrat says she won’t be silenced on the issue of sexual harassment.She’s renewing her calls for a congressional investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against the president, because she says that’s “the right thing to do.”Gillibrand silently shook her head at the idea that she had “begged” Trump for campaign contributions.Trump earlier Tuesday laced into Gillibrand, tweeting that she would come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions and “do anything” to get them.Democrats accused the president of making unsavory insinuations about the New York senator.__11:05 a.m.A House Democrat is lashing out at President Donald Trump for his tweet about New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, calling him a “truly disgraceful human being.”Trump criticized Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that she would come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions and “do anything” to get them. Democrats accused the president of making unsavory insinuations about the New York senator. On Monday, Gillibrand had called for Trump’s resignation, citing accusations of sexual misconduct.Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth said in a statement that in responding to the allegations, Trump had tried to “publicly shame yet another woman” and in the process “the president has shown us exactly what kind of person he is.”Yarmuth said: “This is not about politics. Donald Trump has proven to be a poison for the presidency, a cancer on the country, and a truly disgraceful human being.”__9:10 a.m.Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is responding to a Twitter attack by President Donald Trump over her call for him to resign over past allegations of sexual misconduct.The New York Democrat tweeted: “You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office.”Gillibrand on Monday had called for Trump to resign, after several women called new attention to past allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump.On Twitter Tuesday, Trump called Gillibrand a “lightweight.”__8:35 a.m.President Donald Trump is lashing out at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has called on him to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct.In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump calls the New York Democrat “lightweight” and “a total flunky for Chuck Schumer,” the Senate Democratic leader.Trump says Gillibrand “would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them).”Gillibrand told CNN on Monday that the allegations of sexual misconduct are credible and numerous and that Trump should resign.Trump sailed past a raft of allegations of sexual misconduct in last year’s presidential election, but the national #MeToo spotlight is turning back to the president and his past conduct.__7:38 a.m.President Donald Trump is pushing back against sexual misconduct allegations, saying he’s the target of “false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met.”Trump lashed out on Twitter Tuesday, a day after three women who previously accused Trump of sexual harassment shared their stories on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today.”Trump says Democrats “have been unable to show any collusion with Russia” and now are “moving on” to these allegations. He adds: “FAKE NEWS!”The women — Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks — urged Congress to investigate Trump’s behavior.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied the allegations Monday and pledged to provide a list of eyewitnesses whose accounts exonerated the president. She did not provide the list by late Monday. Sharelast_img read more

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Officials Confirm Second Case of West Nile Virus in Montgomery County

first_img Share Wikipedia CommonsMontgomery County officials have confirmed a second case of West Nile Virus for the present year.Montgomery County officials have confirmed a second case of West Nile Virus for the present year.The county’s Public Health District said the person who has contracted the virus is a male in his 60s who lives in Montgomery County. He is currently being treated at a hospital.On this date in 2017, there was one reported case of West Nile Virus.County personnel are spraying insecticide in parts of the county and residents can check the treatment activity map at Precinct3.org/mosquitoabatement/ or  call 281-364-4203.West Nile Virus infection can cause serious disease and is most commonly spread by infected mosquitoes. People typically develop symptoms between three and 14 days after they are bitten.last_img read more

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Federation Entertainment Boards Flemish Crime Drama Undercover EXCLUSIVE

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Inspired by several real-life events, “Undercover” centers on Ferry Bouman, a major Ecstasy producer whose luxurious life on the Dutch-Belgian border begins to unravel when two undercover agents – jointly dispatched by Belgian and Dutch police forces – start moving in on his operation. “Undercover” stars Tom Waes (“New Texas”) and Anna Drijver (“Love Life”).The series, created and written by Nico Moolenaar (“Missing Persons Unit”), Bart Uytdenhouwen and Piet Matthys, is set in the Flemish province of Limburg, which has a growing reputation as a mecca for synthetic drugs. Eshref Reybrouck and Frank Devos directed the series, which is now in post.“Undercover” was produced by leading Flemish producer De Mensen for VRT. Pieter Van Huyck, Ivy Vahhaecke and Jan Theys take producer credits. The series is being backed by Dutch FilmWorks, Good Friends, Gardner and Domm, Gallop Tax Shelter and the Belgian tax shelter.The complex financing structure, more akin to film finance, is typical of international’s new TV landscape where companies and broadcasters seek multiple partners to fund big-budget drama projects and tap into their partners’ expertise in creating distinctive, competitive high-profile series.Early indications are that Federation Ent. will be one of the most active of high-profile European players at Canneseries and MipTV next month. It will start selling “Undercover” at MipTV.Based both in Paris and Los Angeles, Federation boasts a slate of high-profile series including Eric Rochant’s spy thriller drama “The Bureau” and “Marseille,” Netflix’s first French-language original series, as well as the hit Israeli thriller “Hostages” and German financial thriller “Bad Banks.” “Bad Banks” was one of the most prominent titles at last month’s Berlin Series program, in the Berlin Film Festival’s scripted drama section. Pascal Breton’s Federation Entertainment has acquired second-window worldwide distribution rights to “Undercover,” the Flemish crime thriller series which will make its world premiere at the inaugural edition of Canneseries, the new international festival set in the French Riviera town.Federation Ent. also has first-window rights in France. Flemish-Belgian broadcaster VRT, the series’ primary broadcaster, and German pubcaster ZDF, its co-producer, will be premiering the Dutch-language series in their respective territories. Prior to Federation’s involvement, Netflix had already boarded “Undercover” in development and picked up first-window rights outside of France, Belgium and the German-speaking world. Netflix also has second-window TV rights in France, German-speaking territories and Belgium.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

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John Mayers Instagram Talk Show Returns With Guests Andy Cohen and Maggie

first_img Popular on Variety Each musical guest sits for a casual interview and then plays a few songs, with Mayer backing on rhythm guitar and occasionally throwing in a solo. Past guests include Halsey, Charlie Puth, Thundercat, Cautious Clay and Alec Benjamin.You may be wondering if this is Mayer’s ploy to land his own show on network television. He hasn’t directly asked for that as of yet, nor are any deals rumored to be in the works — but it wouldn’t be the first time he’s had a show on TV. In 2004, when Mayer was still a baby-faced newcomer, he made a two-part special called “John Mayer Has a TV Show.” The highlight of that project was the segment in which he walked around a parking lot before a show wearing a bear suit, interviewing fans who had no idea they were talking to John Mayer. In 2015, he guest hosted three episodes of “The Late Late Show,” in which he and Ed Sheeran gave each other tattoos.At the end of each episode of “Current Mood,” Mayer likes to bid his several-thousand-strong audience goodnight with some words of encouragement to get them through the next seven days.“Part of me wanting to do this show is to bring people back to a more human tradition of hearing someone talk, believing what they’re saying, being put at ease, [and] made to feel okay,” Mayer said on Sept. 30 at the end of Episode 1. “So set aside some time to be truthful and kind. The world around you is beautiful. The world that is downloaded from the big mother brain in the sky as contributed by millions of people… that’s tiring. We all have to live in there, but let’s live outside the Matrix as well,” he said. “God bless you, I love you, have a good week.”The second season of “Current Mood” returns to Instagram this Sunday, January 27, premiering at 7 p.m. PT/ 10 p.m. ET.  John Mayer’s guitar chops have made him a household name, but it’s hardly his only talent. Following stints in comedy and Twitter infamy, Mayer launched his own talk show last year, not on television, but on Instagram via the app’s live video feature. “Current Mood with John Mayer,” a delightful 45-minute program in which Mayer regales viewers with musical guests, witty segments and type-written cue cards, returns for its second season today after a brief holiday hiatus. Andy Cohen and Maggie Rogers are scheduled to appear. “The show started as a way to fight my own loneliness, and maybe help some other people fight theirs,” Mayer said in an Instagram story Friday.The show is filmed on an iPhone in Mayer’s living room and can be watched on Mayer’s page for the next 24 hours, or find it on YouTube uploaded by dutiful fans after. Each episode is packed with comedic bits and a stream of notoriously complex and thought-provoking discussion topics that showcase the Grammy winner’s razor-sharp wit. He debates everything from the best way to eat cereal to how the tabloids never seem to grow tired of harping on his infamous dating life.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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Year in Review Data News

first_imgYear in Review: Data News From the start of QM to the end of quantitative easing, the past year saw plenty of big news in the mortgage and financial markets. As the new year rolls in, MReport is taking a look at some of the biggest data headlines of 2014.Survey: Young Buyers Driven Off By Down Payment Fears: There’s a pervasive view held by younger consumers when considering whether to purchase a home or not, according to Freddie Mac’s Christina Boyle. She believes that consumers persistently overestimate the size of a down payment they need in order to finance a home, and this lack of education is harming the housing market.Former Goldman Sachs Exec Predicts Doom for Housing: Former Goldman Sachs executive Joshua Pollard sent a sobering 18-page report to the White House warning of a potential nosedive in home prices that could put the country back into a recession before the ripples of the previous one settle.Originator Satisfaction Scores Rise Despite Customer Frustrations: Lenders continue to score better and better when it comes to customer satisfaction, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some complaints. In its 2014 report, J.D. Power outlines the steps originators can take to make the mortgage process easier on consumers.Lenders: Increasing Mortgage Availability Not Worth Regulatory Risk: Is all the talk of lenders loosening credit standards just a sign of wishful thinking? A survey released in November by the Collingwood Group splashed cold water on the idea that companies are eager to open up their purse strings just to get a little more business.Mortgage Denials Point to Much Tighter Market: Reinforcing concerns of a too-tight credit market, a new measure of mortgage application denials released in December suggested that getting a loan might be even tougher for lower-credit borrowers than previously thought. December 30, 2014 478 Views Sharecenter_img 2014-12-30 Tory Barringer in Data, Featured, Newslast_img read more

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Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Most people agree that the Cardinals signing linebacker Daryl Washington to a new contract was a good move.Washington, 25, is one of the team’s emerging defensive stars, and could be on the precipice of his first Pro Bowl campaign. But even more than that, according to ESPN NFL insider John Clayton, the move shows the Cardinals are still moving in the right direction.“I think anytime you take care of your own, particularly a good young player like Washington, I think that’s a good thing,” Clayton told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Thursday. “So I think league-wide it’s well accepted.” Clayton noted how the Cardinals weren’t exactly overflowing with salary cap space, but found a way to get a deal done that keeps one of its better players around for a while.“You want to try have a core group, and I think that’s what’s going to be important — particularly with the defense,” he said. Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   center_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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Meeting EU energy efficiency targets will save money and create jobs

first_imgHOUSEHOLDS could save some €1,000 a year by implementing the European Commission’s 2020 energy efficiency targets, participants at a workshop run by the European Commission’s representation in Cyprus were told yesterday.The EU aims for an overall 20 per cent reduction in Europe’s energy consumption by 2020, and is pushing for greater efficiency at all stages of the energy chain, including introducing energy efficient buildings.As part of meeting 2020 targets EU households could save €1,000 a year, while an estimated 400,000 job positions could be created across the EU, said Thea Pieridou, chief communications officer for the European Commission representation in Cyprus.She was one of the speakers at a workshop on how energy efficiency can help overcome the ongoing debt crisis, organised as part of the European year of citizens.The EU’s policies on reducing carbon emissions, increasing energy efficiency use and ultimately bringing building’s energy use to zero will necessitate training and recruiting architects, engineers, construction workers and other players.Buildings will need to be designed and built in a “very different way,” said the head of the European Parliament office in Cyprus, Tasos Georgiou.The commerce ministry’s permanent secretary Stelios Chimonas said that Cyprus plans to draw from EU funds to integrate renewable energy sources and energy efficiency moves while using natural gas as an energy source should reduce costs energy further in the coming years, Chimonas said. But in addition to that, consumers need to be armed with information and be armed with tools to help them control their energy usage better, the energy regulator’s chief George Shammas said.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementBad Digestion Slowing You Down? Top Doctor Reveals What You Need To DoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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PO confirms UK ships will get Cyprus flag ahead of Brexit

first_imgBritish ferry and shipping freight operator P&O will shift the registration of its UK vessels to Cyprus ahead of Britain’s departure from the European Union, in part to keep its tax arrangements in the bloc, the company confirmed on Tuesday.P&O currently has six UK-registered ships operating on the English Channel route to France, although it announced last month it was moving two of those to the Cyprus registry and one has already been transferred.All commercial ships have to be registered, or flagged, with a country partly to comply with safety and environmental regulations.The move could complicate any attempts by the UK government to secure extra space on ships to help cope with potential disruption to trade if it fails to secure a negotiated departure from the EU.“In advance of Britain leaving the European Union on March 29, 2019, we undertook a review of the flag status of our ships on the English Channel,” a P&O spokesman said in a statement.“For operational and accounting reasons, we have concluded that the best course of action is to re-flag all ships to be under the Cyprus flag.”The spokesman said Cyprus was among the world’s leading flag registries, “resulting in fewer inspections and delays”.He added the move “will result in significantly more favourable tonnage tax arrangements as the ships will be flagged in an EU member state”.“We have no plans to make any other changes, including the terms and conditions of any of our seafarers, as a result of the new arrangements.”Such a taxation system like the EU’s allows shipping companies to pay corporation tax based on the tonnage of their vessels rather than on profit.Industry sources told Reuters in December that the UK government had made approaches to companies including P&O, to secure back-up vessels in case Britain failed to secure a negotiated withdrawal from the EU.Since then, Britain has awarded contracts worth more than 100 million pounds ($129 million) in total to three shipping firms to provide extra ferries, comprising French firm Brittany Ferries, Denmark’s DFDS and a new British company Seaborne Freight.When asked on Tuesday if P&O could provide space on ships if needed by the government, the company declined to comment.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 AboutLivestlyUndoTruthfinderEnter Any Name, Wait These Seconds, See Instant ResultsTruthfinderUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Private labs complain Gesy means more work for less money

first_imgPrivate clinical laboratories that have joined Gesy said on Tuesday they face many problems after the system was introduced mainly due to technical issues and procedures that in some cases takes four times longer to complete.Head of the Clinical Laboratories Association Charilaos Charilaou told the Cyprus News Agency the technical problems have knock-on effects on their work.He said before joining Gesy private labs had a different way of running clinical tests but now, for the same analyses, it takes four times longer.Charilaou said that there are now many referrals for each Gesy patient while it should be only one for all the analyses they need. “There should a single referral that includes the haematological, biochemical, microbiological and immune tests labs examination. Now there are four different documents,” he said. This means labs have to do four different procedures and registrations and it takes four times longer to complete for less than half of what they used to be paid.He said private sector labs had developed a way of working to offer quick, quality services so both doctors and patients were satisfied.“We are now lost in this process. They have turned us into a ‘hospital situation’ because they have designed the system for hospitals.”He said the whole procedure should be simplified and all referrals replaced by a single one for each patient.Charilaou also expressed concerns over the new software system they are using which, he said, make things more difficult since it is still uncharted territory.He expressed pessimism over positive changes in the revised software programme that will be available as of Friday because nothing changes for private labs.“They have designed it for hospitals where laboratories are scattered. They take each patient’s blood in four bottles to send it to the hematology, microbiology lab, etc,” Charilaou said.He added that the association raised the issue some five months ago.As things stand now, he said, there is no barrier to how many analyses are being ordered while due to this oversubscription clinical laboratories have raised concerns over their fees.“We do not know what to do with the payments, with our costs,” Charilaou said, adding that labs now wonder whether they will be permanently working to this rhythm.The head of the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO) Thomas Antoniou said earlier in the week a revised version of the Gesy software programme already in use would be launched.Antoniou said the software operated very well, exceeding expectations but that it would be further improved.Cyprus, he said, may be one of the first countries to introduce a universal IT system for all services.“The software is working, but as with all software improvements will be made based on observations from users,” Antoniou said.He added it will be improved constantly.Antoniou said healthcare providers have been trained to use the software, while more training sessions would follow for all professionals.You May LikeSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado 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 AboutLivestlyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more