New app launches to connect trade laborers with businesses that need trade labor.

New app launches to connect trade laborers with businesses that need trade labor.

/PRNewswire/ — After years of dealing with the same challenge facing most employers in and around the construction industry – finding enough reliable… The verdict ends the three-month trial linked to the three days of killings across Paris claimed jointly by the Islamic State group and al-Qaida. Foreign Exchange Rates, Current Forex Rate in Pakistan. Updated International Forex rates in PKR. USD to PKR Forex Rates and Foreign exchange rates of all currencies of the world. Buying and selling Forex rates PKR.

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — After years of dealing with the same challenge facing most employers in and around the construction industry – finding enough reliable tradespeople – Jason Goldberg, founder and CEO of America’s Floor Source, has launched TraLaMa, The Trade Labor Marketplace.

TraLaMa is an online community where businesses find skilled trade labor, and where skilled trade laborers find full-time employment or short-term work.

 “While we’ve always had a strong stable of subcontract and employee installers, it’s been work to make sure we have enough reliable, skilled installers when we need them,” Goldberg explained. “As I’ve talked with other business owners, it’s obvious this is a challenge for almost everyone in residential and commercial construction.”

“Roofing companies always need more roofers. Plumbing companies always need more plumbers. Window companies always need more installers. It’s an almost universal need,” Goldberg said.

“It’s no easier for the workers.” Goldberg continued. “Even the best laborers have unwanted schedule gaps. And even worse is when they’ve blocked out days to do a job that suddenly falls through or is delayed at the last minute.”

“What are they supposed to do for those days that are suddenly empty?” Goldberg asked. “They have this constant stress, even when there’s a shortage of reliable, skilled tradespeople.”

Whether using the TraLaMa app or, trade laborers can create an account, build their profile, and then browse and respond to open posts. TraLaMa is always free for laborers.

Businesses use the app or website to create an account, post full-time or one-time job openings, choose from available laborers, and hire one or more workers.

“We could find nothing quite like what we believed would be most helpful to laborers and businesses,” Goldberg said. “There are big general employment websites like Indeed and Monster, online temp services, and even apps similar to TraLaMa for food service and freelance marketing creatives. But not specific to skilled trade labor.”

A beta version of TraLaMa launched in early 2020, primarily within the flooring industry. After much refinement, TraLaMa is now launching to all industries and markets. TraLaMa contains 28 trade skills categories and 36 business types.

Goldberg said they developed TraLaMa to support the important role skilled tradespeople play in the economy. “Without trade laborers, the construction industry – along with our homes and cities – would crumble.”

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IS widow convicted in Charlie Hebdo, kosher market attacks

IS widow convicted in Charlie Hebdo, kosher market attacks

Last Updated: 17th December, 2020 01:44 IST

The fugitive widow of an Islamic State gunman and a man described as his logistician on Wednesday were convicted of terrorism charges and sentenced to 30 years in prison in the trial of 14 people linked to the January 2015 attacks in Paris against the satirical Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher supermarket.

The verdict ends the three-month trial linked to the three days of killings across Paris claimed jointly by the Islamic State group and al-Qaida.

During the proceedings, France was struck by new attacks, a wave of coronavirus infections among the defendants, and devastating testimony bearing witness to bloodshed that continues to shake France.

All three attackers died in police raids. The widow, Hayat Boumeddiene, fled to Syria and is believed to still be alive. The two men who spirited her out of France, who were also tried in absentia, are thought to be dead, although one received a sentence of life in prison just in case.

Eleven others were present and all were convicted of the crime, with sentences ranging from 30 years for Ali Riza Polat, described as the lieutenant of the virulently anti-Semitic market attacker, Amédy Coulibaly, to four years with a simple criminal conviction.

The January 7-9, 2015 attacks in Paris left 17 dead along with the three gunmen. The 11 on trial in a specially formed terrorism court, all men, formed a loose circle of friends and criminal acquaintances who claimed any facilitating they may have done was unwitting or for more run-of-the mill crime like armed robbery.

One gambled day and night during the three-day period, learning what had happened only after emerging blearily from the casino.

Another was a pot-smoking ambulance driver. A third was a childhood friend of the market attacker, who got beaten to a pulp by the latter over a debt.

It was the coronavirus infection of Polat, who arranged the weapons and vehicle purchases, that forced the suspension of the trial for a month.

Polat’s profane outbursts and insults drew rebukes from the chief judge.

A handwriting expert testified it was Polat who scrawled a price list of arms and munitions.

In all, investigators sifted through 37 million bits of phone data, according to video testimony by judicial police. Among the men cuffed behind the courtroom’s enclosed stands, flanked by masked and armed officers, were several who had exchanged dozens of texts or calls with Coulibaly in the days leading up to the attack.

Also testifying were the widows of Chérif and Saïd Kouachi, the brothers who stormed Charlie Hebdo’s offices on January 7, 2015, decimating the newspaper’s editorial staff in what they said was an act of vengeance for its publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad years before.

The offices had been firebombed before and were unmarked, and editors had round-the-clock protection. But it wasn’t enough.

In all, 12 people died that day. The first was Frédéric Boisseau, who worked in maintenance.

Then the Kouachis seized Corinne Rey, a cartoonist who had gone down to smoke, and forced her upstairs to punch in the door code. She watched in horror as they opened fire on the editorial meeting.

“I was not killed, but what happened to me was absolutely chilling and I will live with it until my life is over,” she testified.

The next day, Coulibaly shot and killed a young policewoman after failing to attack a Jewish community center in the suburb of Montrouge. By then, the Kouachis were on the run and France was paralyzed with fear.

Authorities didn’t link the shooting to the massacre at Charlie Hebdo immediately. They were closing in on the fugitive brothers when the first alerts came of a gunman inside a kosher supermarket.

It was a wintry Friday afternoon, and customers were rushing to finish their shopping before the Sabbath when Coulibaly entered, carrying an assault rifle, pistols and explosives.

With a GoPro camera fixed to his torso, he methodically fired on an employee and a customer, then killed a second customer before ordering a cashier to close the store’s metal blinds, images shown to a hushed courtroom.

The first victim, Yohan Cohen, lay dying on the ground and Coulibaly turned to some 20 hostages and asked if he should “finish him off.”

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PKR Forex Rates - Today’s Foreign Exchange Rates in Pakistan

PKR Forex Rates – Today’s Foreign Exchange Rates in Pakistan

Getting one currency in exchange for another or the change of one currency into another currency is called foreign exchange. The term foreign exchange may also make reference to the giant open markets in the world where currencies are exchanged and traded constantly 24/7. These open markets are more commonly known as Foreign Exchange Markets or Forex / FX. Foreign Exchange Markets are involved in selling and buying of multiple currencies at fixed on prices.

Since foreign exchange is another term for exchange of currency, it takes place when people belonging to one country purchase or sell currency while traveling to other places. Exchange rate of currency is regulated by foreign exchange traders. Since foreign exchange involves global trading of currencies, investors from around the world also buy currency of economically stable countries either to buy/ sell goods or services or to save it in banks to receive duly interest on it.

With the recent escalation in globalization, the rate of foreign exchange in global markets is getting more and more every day. People traveling around the world, getting their currencies exchanged at the airport in other words are involved in foreign exchange as well. Besides that, huge corporations, financial organizations and governments of different countries make and receive transactions worth billions of dollars on routine basis, promoting foreign exchange. Besides the acquisition of currency, the global transactions / dealings may cover import and export of goods between markets of different countries.

The largest foreign exchange and trading markets in the world are in Singapore, New York, Sydney, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and London. As for the participation in the foreign exchange market, more prominent are the substantial international banks like JP Morgan, Barclays, HSBC, UBS, Citi, Deutsche Bank etc, collectively called interbank market. Throughout the week, trading is kept ongoing by financial markets around the world. Basically international banks are in constant connection with smaller financial firms generally referred as ‘dealers’ who are responsible for foreign exchange trading among international markets.

The daily exchange rate is usually fixed by National Bank of every country. This process is known as foreign exchange fixing. The fixed rates set by traders, banks and dealers give stability to the market and are seen as an indicator to trend in the international market. Sometimes the banks do not attain their goal due to which stability in the market is disturbed

Following are the factors affecting foreign exchange rates;

  • If economy of a country is stable then that country’s currency value is high. More international markets acquire that currency.
  • Lower inflation rate of a country tends to increase its currency exchange rate worldwide.
  • The unbalanced trade between countries increases foreign exchange rates. It means if a country is making less money on its exports and spending more on its imports then it devalues the currency hence affecting foreign exchange rates.
  • If a country has more public debts then it engages less foreign investors leading to lower foreign exchange rates.
  • The political and financial stability of a country gives boost to its foreign exchange rates worldwide.
  • Increasing terms of trade between countries result in escalating revenues made from exports. As a result foreign exchange rates also go up.
  • Different Interbank Rates

    Usually the global banks have to put up with the clients withdrawal and payments and to liquefy their assets, they in return put added interest on trading of currency. So whenever you buy currency from a bank, it would cost you more than buying it from an open market. Purchase of currency from bank suits more to investors who plan to save money in that bank so that they would get it back with added interest.

    In Pakistan, foreign exchange rates are constantly soaring because economy of our country is unstable at the moment which keeps on devaluing Pakistani Rupee. For exchange of high valued currencies like Dinar, Dollar and Pound, Euro etc Pakistanis get lesser amount in return. The more in benefit are the investors who keep money in international banks and get doubled or tripled amount back.

    Today (18 Dec 2020) Current Forex / Foreign exchange rates in Pakistan. Current rate of US Dollar USD To PKR is 160.37 Rs, Australian Dollar AUD To PKR is 122.12 Rs, Canadian Dollar CAD To PKR is 125.96 Rs, Euro EUR To PKR is 196.66 Rs, Japanese Yen JPY To PKR is 1.55 Rs, U.A.E Dirham AED To PKR is 43.67 Rs, UK Pound Sterling GBP To PKR is 217.60 Rs, China Yuan CNY To PKR is 24.55 Rs, Saudi Riyal SAR To PKR is 42.77 Rs.


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