The DGT has started to regulate certain personal mobility vehicles, in order to ensure that they are used correctly and safely. Although this is not the end of the legislation, many more changes are still being considered, it does mean that there are now clearer rules for certain types of these mobility tools. The current instruction, 19 / V-134, determines the difference between the vehicles that are considered motorised, or assisted, and clarifies where these vehicles can be used, as well as the restrictions such as if a driving licence is required, insurance and the use of a crash helmet, for example. Vehicles which qualify as being within the designation of L1e-A and L1e-B must only be used on the roads, and have the same requirements as a moped, such as the driver having to hold a driving licence for the vehicle, mandatory insurance, and the use of a crash helmet. Those bicycles which are considered to be “assisted pedalling cycles” do not fall into these categories, … [Read more...] about What do the New Electric Scooter Laws Mean?
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One of the largest healthcare frauds in American history caused more than $1 billion in losses after hundreds of thousands of patients were lured into the scheme, US investigators said Tuesday, announcing charges against 24 people. The alleged scheme involved the provision of wrist, knee and other braces to elderly and/or disabled patients who did not need them, but who were covered by the Medicare public insurance system. They were lured by an international telemarketing network involving call centers in the Philippines and Latin America, the Department of Justice said. The defendants allegedly paid doctors to prescribe the braces without meeting patients. "Proceeds of the fraudulent scheme were allegedly laundered through international shell corporations and used to purchase exotic automobiles, yachts and luxury real estate in the United States and abroad," DOJ said in a statement. Medicare got the bills which allegedly reached more than $1.7 billion in claims. Those charged in the … [Read more...] about Losses more than $1 bn in major US health fraud: investigators
TOBOLSK — Workers at Russian petrochemicals company Sibur’s soon-to-be-completed ZapSibNefteKhim plant in Tobolsk will arrive for shifts at a building decorated with an enormous portrait of the city’s most famous son — the inventor of the periodic table of elements Dmitri Mendeleyev. It’s a fitting image for a factory that will be one of the world’s five-biggest producers of plastics when it opens later this year, diversifying Russia’s oil-dependent economy and transforming the fortunes of Siberia’s historic capital. “The city can no longer imagine itself without Sibur, or Sibur without the city,” said Tobolsk’s mayor Vladimir Mazur. Mazur said the city, which sits on the Irtysh river in the heart of Western Siberia’s oil-rich Tyumen region, had welcomed the expansion of the existing Soviet-era plant. The $9 billion complex will lead to an influx of jobs, taxes paid by Russia’s biggest petrochemicals … [Read more...] about Siberia’s Historic Capital, and Russia, Look to New Plastics Plant for Economic Future
INTELLIGENCE MATTERS - GLENN GERSTELL MICHAEL MORELL:I had actually been a volunteer on some boards and commissions. I was on the president's National Infrastructure Advisory Council. I was on the District of Columbia Homeland Security Commission. And so I'd had some exposure to the Homeland Security sector, just as a private citizen, a volunteer capacity. And actually, some of my thinking in that regard was a product of 9/11.Because on 9/11, I was in Los Angeles, having just arrived there the night before, having originally been scheduled and having been booked on American Airlines Flight 77. At the last minute, I cancelled that, fortunately, and for just unrelated reasons. And so it really obviously, for me and millions of Americans, had a very searing impact. But that was always in the back of my mind, that I wanted to do something in the public service sector.So I started, at the end of my legal career, to look around in the federal government to see if I could find some way to be … [Read more...] about Transcript: Glenn Gerstell talks with Michael Morell on “Intelligence Matters”
(Reuters) - European shares rose on Thursday as signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks helped investors look past worries over global growth and Britain’s chaotic effort to leave the European Union. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX board is pictured at Frankfurt's stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany January 7, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach The pan-region STOXX 600 index rose 0.2 percent with Frankfurt’s trade-sensitive index climbing about 0.4 percent. China has made unprecedented proposals on issues like forced technology transfers as it works with the United States to end their trade war, U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday. In addition, Premier Li Keqiang said China would expand market access for foreign banks and insurance companies. Basic resources led gains on the STOXX, but banking stocks fell as bond yields, and what they say about expectations for global growth, continued to decline. “European stocks are slightly higher. … [Read more...] about European shares rise on trade hopes, despite Brexit deadlock