Improvement in Property Tax Collection

first_imgRelatedPortmore Municipal Council Refurbishes Home of Disabled Resident RelatedContribution to the Annual Sectoral Debate by the Hon. Noel Arscott, M.P. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, says the Ministry surpassed its 2012/13 property tax collection target of $2.8 billion by just over $5 million or 0.17 per cent.Making the disclosure during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 11, Mr. Arscott commended all Jamaicans who made the effort to pay their taxes, despite the challenging economic times.“I also want to commend the initiatives of our Mayors, the team from the Ministry and other stakeholders including the Tax Administration of Jamaica (TAJ), that aided our achievement of our target,” he stated.Property taxes represent the single largest source of revenue for the island’s 14 local authorities and are used to provide a number of essential services. These include solid waste collection and disposal; payment for streetlight services; maintenance of parks and gardens; general civic improvement; and rehabilitation of the parochial road network. Property taxes also fund aspects of councils’ administration.Minister Arscott informed that for fiscal year 2013/14, property tax revenues will be used to fund over $8 billion in expenditure. Of this figure, some $3 billion will go towards the provision of solid waste collection and disposal services; $3 billion will be spent on street lights; while an additional $2 billion will go towards street light arrears.Support to Councils Administration will cost approximately $150 million, while $160 million will be spent on community support and beautification.Mr. Arscott said the Government is committed to ensuring improved quality of service in terms of consistency, effectiveness and efficiency of delivery.“There are no two ways about it, despite the challenging times we face we must make the effort to improve our local services as our consumers are far more discerning and demanding of quality,” he stated.Contact: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker RelatedWestmoreland Community Welcomes Overseas Dental Missioncenter_img Improvement in Property Tax Collection Local GovernmentJune 12, 2013Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker Advertisementslast_img read more

Jamaica and Brazil Further Defence Cooperation

first_imgPhoto: JIS PhotographerMinister of National Security, the Hon. Peter Bunting is greeted by Brazil’s Minister of Defence, Jacques Wagner. Jamaica and Brazil Further Defence CooperationJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Advertisements RelatedCrime Stop Offers Reward for Information on March Riverton Fire Jamaica and Brazil Further Defence Cooperation National SecurityApril 16, 2015Written by: Ministry of National Security, Communications & Public Affairs RelatedPresident Obama Pays Respect to Fallen Soldierscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsSenior officials from Jamaica and the Federative Republic of Brazil this week held high level talks aimed at further enhancing the relationship that exists between both countries. The Brazilian Ministry of Defence invited a Jamaican delegation, led by Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, to attend the 10th Annual Latin American Aerospace and Defence (LAAD) Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro April 14 – 17 2015.The LAAD Exhibition is considered as one of the most important defence and security-related technology, equipment and service trade shows, bringing together top international companies and professionals from over forty-two countries, specializing in the defence and security industry. RelatedRoads in Corporate Area to be Closed for US President’s Visit Senior officials from Jamaica and the Federative Republic of Brazil this week held high level talks aimed at further enhancing the relationship that exists between both countries.As part of the continued cooperation between the two nations, the Brazilian Ministry of Defence invited a Jamaican delegation, led by Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, to attend the 10th Annual Latin American Aerospace and Defence (LAAD) Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro April 14 – 17 2015.The LAAD Exhibition is considered as one of the most important defence and security-related technology, equipment and service trade shows, bringing together top international companies and professionals from over forty-two countries, specializing in the defence and security industry.  The occasion provided a good opportunity for both Ministers to engage further on mutually beneficial defence matters relating to both countries.“Our participation in LADD provides an opportunity to be exposed to the latest range of equipment and technologies available in the areas of defence and security, said Minister Bunting.Brazil’s Minister of Defence, Jacques Wagner noted the relationship between both countries:“Brazil and Jamaica have shared an excellent relationship over the years and it is important for both countries to continue this relationship.”Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Antony Anderson was also a member of the Jamaican delegation and provided insight on specific defence matters.  The engagement also included senior military officials from the Brazilian Armed Forces, and these talks were a continuation from the Defence Cooperation Agreement between both countries that was signed in February 2014.This agreement between Jamaica and Brazil had set the basis for cooperation between both armed forces, especially in the areas of research and development, exchange of knowledge and experience, logistics support, and the acquisition of defence products.last_img read more

Ericsson’s ‘transformer man’ opens up on 5G and market M&A

first_img IFA Berlin to get fresh format Home Ericsson’s ‘transformer man’ opens up on 5G and market M&A Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more Ken Wieland Author Vodafone ups diversity efforts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 FEB 2015 Related VIDEO INTERVIEW: Future acquisitions, a 5G vision and network vendor consolidation were issues tackled by Hans Vestberg in a recent interview with Mobile World Live, but it was the theme of transformation – both for the Swedish firm and the wider industry – that was most on the mind of Ericsson’s CEO.“We’re already in the biggest technology revolution I’ve ever seen,” he said. “In only five years, we’re up to 3 billion mobile broadband subscriptions worldwide. In the next five, 65 per cent of the world’s population will have 4G coverage, and 85 per cent will have 3G coverage. Almost everyone will be connected by 2020. There’s enormous transformation, potential and possibilities – not only for people but for businesses and society.”Ericsson, added the CEO, has already undergone “huge transformation”. Ten years ago, around two-thirds of the company’s revenue came from hardware. Now, the overwhelming bulk of sales comes from software and services.“Networks have to change in order to handle data,” said Vestberg. “Old networks were designed for voice, but we now have things like IoT and new gadgets. It needs a totally new IT infrastructure.”Under the stewardship of Hans Vestberg, Ericsson has made bold acquisitions to diversify beyond infrastructure; Telcordia (OSS/BSS) and Microsoft Mediaroom (TV and media) are just two examples. By expanding into new areas, Vestberg aims to offer IT services “end-to-end”, not just for the telecoms industry but in other sectors as well. In 2013, Ericsson acquired Red Bee Media, the former BBC Broadcast division. “We’re trying to be number one in all the areas we’re into,” said the CEO, adding that the firm will continue its acquisition spree in the services space to reach this goal.5G visionNot that networks are unimportant. And with so-called ‘5G’, Vestberg anticipates they will become even more intelligent.“The first step with 5G is evolution of 4G, so we can reuse as much [technology] as possible for much higher speeds and better latency. The second step is we want much more service aware networks, or ‘sliced’ networks, which can handle different type of use cases – everything from remote health care, automated cars, or reaching a remote place where batteries can only be replaced every five years. The network has to be smarter to give the right type of characteristics and throughput for a specific use case. For me, that is what 5G is. It will have an enormous impact for businesses and our society.”Vendor consolidationVestberg seemed to suggest, however, that there was little room for consolidation among the big network vendors. “Ten years ago there were 15 vendors who could deliver a 2G network,” he said. “If you look at multi-standard radio handling 2G, 3G and 4G on the same hardware rack, we’re probably down to three. I can’t say how [consolidation] will pan out. It’s hard to predict. What I do know is we are going to invest a lot and keep our number one position in mobile networks. That’s the most important thing for us.”That investment in networks won’t involve an acquisition strategy though: “In our core businesses such as mobile networks we are doing that [investment] organically with our own money,” noted Vestberg.View the full video interview here. Tags Previous ArticleAsia Briefs: LINE’s revenue doubles, MobiFone IPO set for mid-2016 & moreNext ArticleDish defends bid tactics in US spectrum auction CTA, Trump push for tech skills training PeopleServicesTechnologylast_img read more

Huawei files patent suit against T-Mobile US

first_img HuaweiT-Mobile Español El fundador de Huawei propugna una transición hacia el software Tags Author Previous ArticleEC launches “vital” manifesto for Europe’s 5G driveNext ArticleLG set for big Q2 profit jump but G5 “disappoints” Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 08 JUL 2016 center_img Home Huawei files patent suit against T-Mobile US Chinese vendor Huawei filed a lawsuit against T-Mobile US in the US district court for the Eastern District of Texas for using its patented technology without signing a licensing agreement.The lawsuit states that “Huawei brings this action because T-Mobile has refused Huawei’s FRAND [fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory] offer, but continues to practice, use, or otherwise comply with 4G standards covered by Huawei’s 4G Wireless Network Essential Patents by operation of its cellular telecommunications network.”“Huawei was forced to bring four patent infringement actions involving 14 exemplary patents selected from Huawei’s 4G Wireless Network Essential Patents against T-Mobile in this court,” the lawsuit added.The news comes just a day after it was reported that the third largest smartphone maker in the world is seeking CNY80 million ($12 million) in compensation from Samsung for alleged patent violations related to its 4G and terminal display technology.Huawei has filed several patent applications internationally while spending billions of dollars on research and development as part of an expansion strategy.Last year, it was the largest filer of applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, The Wall Street Journal said.Back in 2014, T-Mobile filed a lawsuit in the US against Huawei related to phone-testing robots. That suit will go to trial later this year.The battle between the two companies comes despite Huawei being blocked from building networks for tier one US mobile operators due to government security concerns. Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? Saleha Riaz last_img read more

Scholarships in Digital Design Lab at IED Madrid, Spain

first_img Share 0 LinkedIn 0 Deadline: 30 May 2018Open to: citizens of all nationalitiesScholarship: fully fundedDescriptionThe IED Madrid is giving 6 full scholarships to study new full-time program “My Cloud My Castle, digital design program & Design Internship” In Madrid. The Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) is a design school in Italy. The school is organized into four disciplines: Design, Fashion, Visual Communication and Management. It is spread over nine cities—Milan, Turin, Venice, Cagliari, Florence, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid and São Paulo—and thirteen locations which occupy more than 50,000 square meters of space.If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.Replica Watches for Sale okreplica.ruEligibilityCitizens of all nationalities are eligible to apply;Entrance Requirements: IED Madrid is looking for people from the computer engineering world, who want to expand their knowledge in new fields, like design and new technologies and would benefit from adding design-related knowledge to their C.V., (such as, UX/UI, Visual design, design thinking), in short, people who want to develop a global vision of the design process;English Language Requirements: If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.ScholarshipUniversity offer, 6 Scholarships with 100% coverage of the cost of the project and include:6 Scholarships with 100% coverage of the cost of the program;Free accommodation in a shared flat during the time the internship lasts;Non-labor practice visa for Spain, that allows you to travel throughout Europe;Health care coverage during the whole period the internship lasts;300 EUR month to cover your basic expenses;Spanish classes;Working in the Digital Design Lab with professionals and companies;Completing your portfolio by developing a real project;The possibility of opting to join the staff of the companies participating, or the IED itself.How to apply?In order to apply, please fill the application.You will also need to send:CV & LinkedIn profile;Motivational letter talking about your personal project;Portfolio pdf or website URL with your portfolio.For more information, please visit the official web page.franck muller replica fmreplicawatch.biz Similar Stories +1 Scholarships in Digital Design Lab at IED Madrid, Spain Redditcenter_img April 17, 2018 Published by sanja Pocket Tweet ← Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe (MIREES) Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering 2019 →last_img read more

Games of the Generation | Podcast

first_imgGames of the Generation | PodcastLatest podcast available now, discusses the most influential and more disappointing Xbox One and PS4 titleGamesIndustry StaffMonday 23rd November 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleGI PodcastThis week, we have a special bumper-length podcast as the team takes a look back at the previous generation of consoles.With Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 now on shelves around the world, we reflect on the seven years of games and innovations offered by their forebears.Rather than just focusing on our favourite games (although we do discuss this as well), we take a broader approach by offering our takes on the most important and impactful games of the last generation.Related JobsSenior QA Engineer Gaming Studio Baltic Region UK & Europe Big PlanetLead Game Programmer – Quebec Province Quebec Big PlanetSenior Build Engineer – AAA Studio – Yorkshire UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games We also share our biggest disappointments, from individual titles to key studios and even entire trends.You can listen to our latest episode below, subscribe to our RSS feed, or download the file directly here. It is also available via Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Player FM, TuneIn and other widely-used podcast platforms.Don’t forget to check out the latest episodes of The Game Developers’ Playlist and The Five Games Of, all episodes of which are on the same podcast feed.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesPodcast: IO’s independence, with Hakan Abrak | GI Live OnlineHitman studio’s CEO on the journey to self-publishing and achieving the vision for the World of Assassination trilogyBy GamesIndustry Staff 4 days agoCan Returnal pave the way for $70 AAA roguelikes? | PodcastLatest episode also discusses the demand for socially responsible developers, and Toys For Bob’s shift to Call of Duty supportBy GamesIndustry Staff 6 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

California utilities seek net metering 2.0 changes, repeal

first_imgCalifornia utilities seek net metering 2.0 changes, repealLess than six weeks after regulators approved a successor program to net metering, California’s three big IOUs are already seeking to modify or overturn the decision. March 11, 2016 Christian Roselund Legal Markets Markets & Policy Share Privately owned utilities in the United States are not passively accepting the ongoing existence of retail-rate net metering for PV system owners, or anything that looks resembles it. In fact, while the ink is still drying on California’s successor policy to net metering, the state’s three large investor-owned utilities (IOUs) have already submitted a legal challenge. On Tuesday, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) formally requested that California regulators cancel the decision. On the same day, Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) petitioned for changes to the program which the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CalSEIA) says would “put solar out of reach for a majority of customers”. Specifically, SCE and SDG&E are asking for a rehearing, and for the commission to include the cost of transmission in its “non-bypassable” charges imposed on electricity exported to the grid by PV customers. They are also calling for elimination of a 20-year grandfathering provision for customers taking service under the new policy. PG&E and SCE note that the commission did not conduct a full analysis of the costs and benefits of distributed PV, which it put off until 2019. Additionally, they argue that the sustainable growth of the solar industry was privileged over other factors including evaluation of costs and benefits in the net metering 2.0 decision.The request to include the transmission costs in “non-bypassable” charges was already rejected during the proceeding before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) which resulted in a final policy on January 28. CalSEIA notes that this process lasted 22 months and extended one month past a deadline imposed by the state legislature. However, the final decision also came down 3-2, which indicates a degree of vulnerability. The ball is now in CPUC’s court. CalSEIA Executive Director Bernadette Del Chiaro says that CPUC counsel will now review these requests, and make a recommendation whether or not to consider them.“(The) big question is whether utilities will be happy enough with small changes or if they will pursue this with all of their legal might,” Del Chiaro told pv magazine. “If they are not satisfied with what the Commission does, they can appeal to the Court of Appeals.” Del Chiaro also notes that these appeals are filed using ratepayer funds. This is a point of contention for many solar advocates, as the regulatory compact grants IOUs their monopoly position, a position which they are defending using customer money.This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. 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EDF Renewable Energy Sells 50 Percent of Great Western Wind to Alliant

first_imgBy Editors of Power Engineering EDF Renewable Energy Sells 50 Percent of Great Western Wind to Alliant Facebook Facebook Previous articleGenOn Files for Bankruptcy, to Separate from NRGNext articleHouse Committee Moves to Extend Nuclear Power Production Tax Credit chloecox Voith Hydro supplying pumped storage equipment to pair with Idaho combined solar-wind project Operating near the base of the Oklahoma Panhandle, Great Western Wind consists of 30 V117 and 63 V100 wind turbines from Vestas. The project became operational in December 2016. Energy generated is sold to Google under a long-term power purchase agreement. RenewablesWind No posts to display RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TAGSEDF 6.16.2017 Linkedin Twitter Avista considering RNG on way to net-zero carbon goals EDF will retain the remaining 50 percent ownership stake and continue to provide management services. Twitter Renewable project management firm Bradley acquired by Bureau Veritas By chloecox – EDF Renewable Energy announced the sale of a 50 percent ownership interest in the 225-MW Great Western Wind Project in Oklahoma to Alliant Energy Corporation.last_img read more

New policy developed for FEI World Rankings during COVID-19 shutdown

first_img Email* As part of its measures aimed at minimising the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the FEI Calendar, the FEI has put in place a new policy for calculating the world rankings from 1 April until the Calendar returns to normal. The new policy was initially discussed with the International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC) specifically for the Longines Jumping Rankings, but will now be used for each of the disciplines where a rolling 12-month period is used for the calculations.Starting from 1 April 2020, the period during which ranking points remain valid in Jumping (Longines Rankings), Eventing, Dressage and Para Dressage will be prolonged by one month and will continue to be prolonged for an additional month with each new ranking until the competition calendar returns to normal.Points earned in ranking competitions at events that take place during the current Covid-19 affected period will continue to count, and the maximum number of results that count for each athlete will remain, ie for the Longines Jumping Rankings best 30; Dressage best eight; Eventing and Para Dressage best six.Rankings for the other FEI disciplines – Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining – are calculated on a fixed period (calendar year or other fixed period) so they will remain untouched. The change to the Driving Rules that means the discipline rankings will be based on a rolling 12 months does not come into effect until 1 January 2021.For Jumping, Eventing, Dressage and Para Dressage, the following system will apply:– The rankings established after 29 February 2020 remain unchanged (points valid for 12 months: best results at events taking place between 1 March 2019 and 29 February 2020)– The rankings established after 31 March 2020 have been calculated based on the best results at events taking place between 1 March 2019 and 31 March 2020 (points valid for 13 months)– The rankings established after 30 April 2020 will be calculated based on the best results at events taking place between 1 March 2019 and 30 April 2020 (points valid for 14 months)– The rankings established after 31 May 2020 will be calculated based on the best results at events taking place between 1 March 2019 and 31 May 2020 (points valid for 15 months)– and so on until the competition calendar returns to normal.A working group will recommend to the FEI Board at what point the competition calendar is deemed to have returned to normal worldwide. As of that date, the rankings will continue to be calculated over the extended timeframes above, guaranteeing there will always be at least 12 months of normal competitions included in the calculation of the rankings.The new system provides a level playing field for all our athletes as ranking points can still be earned in countries where the sport is able to continue, regardless of the length of time the current situation lasts, but athletes in countries where the sport is on hold will not lose points. An athlete’s ranking points can only improve, not decrease during this period, as the relevant number of best results in each discipline still applies.Twelve months after the competition calendar is deemed to have returned to normal globally, the timeframe during which ranking points remain valid will be decreased by one month with each new ranking until the standard 12-month rolling timeframe has been reached. Tags: COVID-19, FEI World Rankings, More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more

White supremacists encouraging their members to spread coronavirus to cops, Jews, FBI says

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — Racist extremist groups, including neo-Nazis and other white supremacists, are encouraging members who contract novel coronavirus disease to spread the contagion to cops and Jews, according to intelligence gathered by the FBI.In an alert obtained by ABC News, the FBI’s New York office reports that “members of extremist groups are encouraging one another to spread the virus, if contracted, through bodily fluids and personal interactions.”The FBI alert, which went out on Thursday, told local police agencies that extremists want their followers to try to use spray bottles to spread bodily fluids to cops on the street. The extremists are also directing followers to spread the disease to Jews by going “any place they may be congregated, to include markets, political offices, businesses and places of worship.”“Anti-government folks in America love to target law enforcement as a symbol of America’s authority,” said Don Mihalek, the executive vice president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation and an ABC News contributor. “It’s just sad that that’s their focus at a time of crisis in the nation.”Organizations that monitor the internet for white supremacist messaging have been seeing chatter for weeks that blames Jews and Jewish leaders for both the coronavirus and the global response, including the shut down of all but essential government functions in places like New York, New Jersey and California.“From pushing the idea that Jews created the coronavirus virus to sell vaccines to encouraging infected followers to try to spread the illness to the Jewish community and law enforcement, as the coronavirus has spread, we have observed how white-supremacists, neo-Nazis and others have used this to drive their own conspiracy theories, spread disinformation and incite violence on their online platforms,” said Michael Masters, the head of Secure Communities Network, an umbrella group that coordinates security for Jewish organizations and synagogues around the country.“While the world faces a deadly pandemic, it’s a stark reminder that certain groups – notably the Jewish community and law enforcement – must also continue the battle against those who wish to hurt or kill them,” Masters continued. “As the economic situation remains fragile and civil society disrupted, the potential for the followers of hate to act becomes more likely … and more deadly.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more