RelatedEx- Im Bank Drops Lending Rates Ex- Im Bank Drops Lending Rates Finance & Public ServiceSeptember 16, 2010 RelatedEx- Im Bank Drops Lending Rates RelatedEx- Im Bank Drops Lending Rates FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Export -Import (Ex-Im) Bank has dropped its lending rates to between 10 to 11.5 per cent for Jamaican dollar loans and 7.5 to nine per cent for US dollars loans, representing up to a two percentage point drop in loan rates.These new rates become effective October 1, 2010. Interest rates on loans accessed through the Bank’s Approved Financial Intermediaries have also dropped by one percentage point to 11 per cent per annum. Ex-Im’s approved financial intermediaries include major commercial banks, merchant banks and money market brokers across the island.There is also a special window now in place for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) to access loans for renewable energy projects at 9.75 per cent for Jamaica dollar loans, and which start at 5.63 per cent for US dollar loans.Ex-Im, in realizing the challenges to grow and develop businesses in the productive sector, sees it necessary to adjust its rates based on the needs of the stakeholders in order to help them compete in the global marketplace.Manager, Trade Financing and Risk Management, Valerie Crawford, says the reduction of the rates is part of the Bank’s mandate to enhance its clients’ capacity by creating easier access to loan facilities and is in keeping with government’s objective to reduce interest rates to the productive sector.“We are keen on working directly with established and potential clients to ultimately help them to grow and develop their businesses,” she said. She added that with competition not just in Jamaica and the Caribbean, companies needed a competitive advantage and to have access to new and emerging markets.For the last 12 years Ex-Im Bank has kept the rate consistently at 12 per cent in keeping with the customers’ needs. In comparison to the average 30 per cent lending at that time, Ex-Im Bank has consistently responded positively to the demands of the productive sector.In the meantime, the Bank is reporting a pool of $1.1 billion of new money, with an ambitious loan utilization target of $6.6 billion up to year end March 2011. This represents an increase of approximately 27 per cent over the $5.2 billion achieved at year end March 2009. Advertisements
Home Huawei to invest in R&D in Finland Tim Ferguson Tags Related Author Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei said it will invest EUR70 million in a new research and development facility in Finland, focusing on software development for mobile devices.The “strategic, long-term investment” will take place over five years, with Huawei estimating that the R&D centre will grow to as many as 100 employees from an initial 30.The R&D centre will be located within striking distance of Nokia facilities where several thousand jobs are being cut. Huawei is therefore in a good position to recruit R&D talent no longer employed by the former handset number one.Initial projects will focus on optimising the user experiences on Android and Windows Phone 8 devices. The investment will boost Huawei’s global R&D headcount to more than 70,000.“The open and innovative environment in Finland is an ideal place for Huawei to strengthen our global R&D capabilities for devices, creating opportunities for both Huawei and the Finnish telecommunications industry,” said Kenneth Fredriksen, Huawei VP for Central, Eastern and Nordic Europe.The company said the investment also reflects the companies “deep and long-term commitment” to Europe. A Huawei spokesman told Mobile World Live that the company is aiming to employ more than 14,000 people in the region within the next three to five years – more than double its current European headcount.The R&D facility in Finland will join an established modem and technology design centre in Sweden and a user interface centre in the UK. In September, Huawei also announced a US$2 billion investment in R&D, local procurement and centre of excellence initiatives in the UK.Separately, it was announced yesterday that Huawei has won a managed services contract with Hutchison-owned 3UK. The Chinese firm is taking the job over from Ericsson (which has been managing 3’s UK network since 2005) and the deal will come as a relief to Huawei after setbacks in European and US markets this year. FinlandHuaweiNokiaR&D Previous ArticleFTC: Apps for children failing on privacyNext ArticleSamsung leading smart devices volume, Apple leading value – IDC Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? Blog 11 DEC 2012 FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans
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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 26 SEP 2018 Related Previous ArticleCanada stands by Huawei despite US concernsNext ArticleAT&T, Samsung take 5G to factory floor Alexaregulationsoftware Devices LIVE FROM COMARCH USER GROUP 2018, KRAKOW, POLAND: Europe faces many challenges that prevent it from creating technology giants of the kind seen in the US and China, with GDPR an example of the type of over-regulation which is hindering progress, the CEO of software company Comarch argued.In an opening address, Janusz Filipiak (pictured) stated European companies find it hard to scale up as each country has its own laws, language and culture. GDPR doesn’t help, as it is “especially painful” and “the most stupid regulation I have ever seen in my life”.He explained the regulation doesn’t provide any specific guidance on how to secure personal data and companies have incurred very high costs when preparing for it. Hammering the point home, Filipiak said GDPR is one of the reasons Europe is losing its advantage over the US and Asian companies. Proliferation of personal data in the cloud is inevitable, he argued, adding blocking this is not good for the region.Another issue is that US tech giants Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook are working to build their own empire and sometimes even cooperate to create a value chain for users, unlike European companies which are fiercely competitive, which is not helping their case.Filipiak said economic and labour laws are different in each EU country, and no single policy works for all countries, meaning businesses need to start from scratch in every market.On the plus side, though, he noted Europe does have high quality human resouces. Poland, for example, is number three after China and Russia when it comes to having the best developers, and ahead of Switzerland and Hungary.However, he noted credit is not always paid to the right people. For example, while a Polish startup produced the speech recognition software used in Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, it is the US company (which bought the software) that received the plaudits.Similarly, an implementation of Alexa voice control in vehicles produced by Seat is typically credited to the auto maker and US tech company, despite being handled by Polish engineers from Comarch.The challenge is not a lack of talent but how to effectively use it, he noted.AmazonFilipiak was critical of Amazon, which he said wants to appropriate all areas related to ecommerce “and this includes our brain”.He said in addition to analysing online shopping habits, Amazon also monitors IoT devices which are part of its Dash Replenishment Service automatic ordering system.Amazon Web Services also came in for criticism: the service can create a vendor lock in because businesses can end up fully dependent on its tools once they begin using the system, Filipiak argued. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Tags Amazon explora la demanda de nuevos dispositivos con Alexa Home Comarch CEO slams GDPR Amazon gauges interest in fresh Alexa hardware Author Saleha Riaz Apple tipped for Russian app first
Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Sligo Councillor to replace Midlands NW MEP Matt Carthy Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Google+ Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleClones to host Donegal Tyrone Ulster FinalNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday March 2nd News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter A Sligo-based councillor is to replace Matt Carthy as the MEP for the Midlands North West constituency.Chris MacManus, has served as a councillor for over 20 years and steps into the role after Matt Carthy was elected as a TD for Cavan Monaghan in the recent general election.Mr MacManus says the focus continues to be, rightly, on Brexit and the potential fall-out for Ireland and has vowed to ensure there is no hardening of the border and ensure that Irish interests are strongly and robustly defended in the trade talks. Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – March 2, 2020
Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pramerica named as one of Ireland’s best workplaces By News Highland – March 18, 2014 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Facebook Previous articleMc Brearty to seek abolition of Joint Policing CommitteesNext articleSeveral young people hospitalised after Strabane drinking party News Highland News Facebook Pinterest Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Pramerica in Letterkenny has been named one of Ireland’s Best Workplaces today.A spopkesperson for the company there is a culture of mutual respect and teamwork at Pramerica, and this award is shared by everyone in the organization.The Great Place to Work study identifies and recognises the best employers – and therefore the most satisfied workforces – in Ireland and throughout the European Union.Employees in each participating organisation complete a confidential questionnaire, rating their employers on almost 60 elements covering credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie in the workplace.More than 90,000 employees in over 100 Irish companies participated in the survey, with Pramerica in Letterkenny ranking 14th in the large company category.The Essential Guide to Corporate Ireland says Pramerica Systems Ireland is one of the largest software operations in the country, and is the largest outside Dublin and Cork. The company is also one of the largest employers in Donegal. WhatsApp
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport keeps the title as the busiest airport in the world, in terms of passengers.Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says more than 96 million people passed through Hartsfield last year.That’s a hike of 1.7 million people from 2013.An audio version of this story.0:40For airport officials, this isn’t just about bragging rights.“Last year we pumped something like $64 billion into the regional economy and so this airport, employing more than 63,000 employees here on this campus, has a direct impact for the future and the trajectory of this region,” Hartsfield spokesman Reese McCranie said.Hartsfield has been the world’s busiest airport for the last 17 years. Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Share Related Stories For Whom The Bell Rings 0:40 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party
“Isolation for all of us is corrosive” – The power of addressing social issues in gamesFullbright co-founder Steve Gaynor on making games about people rather than policy Haydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterMonday 4th February 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareWhile AAA developers are notorious for shying away from the inherently political aspects of their work, inadvertent or otherwise, games address social issues with their mechanics and stories. The developer’s countless social biases are reflected in the game, and its rules are defined accordingly. Speaking at Ludicious Game Festival in Switzerland last week, Fullbright co-founder Steve Gaynor unpacked The Sims, and why it’s the “most effective interactive critique of the turn of the millennium American materialism” he has ever encountered. In The Sims, you start from a position of privilege — not only do you own a plot of land, but you have enough money to build a house. From there, you raise your Sims’ happiness through buying more expensive household items and climbing the corporate ladder. Its mechanics paint a view of consumerism where absolute fulfilment lies atop a pile of increasingly pricey electronics. Steve Gaynor, Fullbright”It addresses social issues of capitalism, materialism, American middle-class privilege, whether that’s on purpose or not,” Gaynor told the crowd. “And this is true of any game. Games inherently address their social context through the rules and fictional elements no matter what. So if your games are going to speak to social issues that surround them, whether you get a choice in that or not, it’s incumbent on you to think intentionally about how you want to relate to that.”The Sims is described as a life simulator, but as Gaynor noted, there is no definitive version of what that means and it ultimately supports a very particular middle-class life experience, intentionally or otherwise. As such, Gaynor suggested that developers should be deliberate when addressing social issues, by asking why they are saying something, and knowing how they are going to say it. However, he noted the pitfalls of advocacy media, where a piece of work argues a political point to change the audience’s opinion. While this can make an impact, he said, it falls into the trap seeing social issue as abstract concepts and “overarching ideas or forces that should be grappled with on their own terms”. Although not without their merits, advocacy media becomes about policy, rather than people. “The way that social issues impact the individual, that is what can strike people’s hearts because social issues do affect each of us as an individual, and we can see how that plays out in other people’s lives,” said Gaynor. Drawing comparisons to his own games, such as Gone Home or Tacoma, and work from other developers including Night in the Woods and Butterfly Soup, the issues are “no longer about policy and the abstraction of human rights and equality”. “The way that social issues impact the individual, that is what can strike people’s hearts” “They are about people,” he said. “People these games allow you to get to know. People you can care about. Which gives you a conduit for caring about, for feeling the issues themselves. “When a critique of modern capitalism and the exploitation of the working class is focused through the bond of six people just trying to survive together on a doomed space station, or through the travails of an aimless group of friends living in a dying rust belt down, ideas about workers rights and economic inequity and corporate responsibility — these transcend the audience’s existing assumptions and become personal.”The real strength of this approach, Gaynor argued, is not necessarily to make more convincing arguments or compelling rhetoric, but to make players feel less alone. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “Regardless of your political persuasions or investment in any particular social issue one way or the other, that ability to bring people together has inherent humanistic value,” he continued. “When someone is affected by a social issue, when someone who is themselves marginalised, othered or oppressed — or simply worried about or invested in the important social factors that affect them — that can be really isolating if you feel like you’re facing these things alone. “Isolation for all of us is corrosive, but when you or the issues you care about are addressed directly, acknowledged, represented in the media you encounter, that gives you a clear and tangible piece of evidence that you are not on your own. You are not the only one having these experiences or taking these issues seriously. They affect other people too and you’re seeing it up on screen. You immediately become less alone in that moment.”GamesIndustry.biz attended Ludicious Game Festival with help from the organiser.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesNarrative design and body slams: What developers can learn from pro wrestlingFormer Ubisoft scriptwriter Kim Belair discusses the ways professional wrestling tells a story through it core mechanicsBy Haydn Taylor 2 years agoFunomena, Feminist Frequency, Housemarque kick of Ludicious 2019 line-upFormer Naughty Dog lead designer Richard Lemarchand will also speak at the Zurich-based conferenceBy Matthew Handrahan 2 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network A former Jersey City police officer has pleaded guilty to stealing around $55,000 in an illegal off-duty job scheme, Acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick announced. By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewAnthony Iannicco, 48, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez in Newark federal court to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud and accept corrupt payments.Iannicco was a police officer with the Jersey City Police Department (JCPD) from 1995 to 2016. From 2008 through 2016, his duties included serving as the â€œassistant pick coordinatorâ€ for Jersey Cityâ€™s West District.As the assistant pick coordinator, Iannicco assigned police officers to off-duty details.Under Jersey Cityâ€™s municipal code, off-duty police officers were not permitted to receive cash payments directly from off-duty employers.Instead, the employers were supposed to pay Jersey City, which would then pay the off-duty police officers, minus certain fees, taxes and deductions, including an administrative fee payable to Jersey City per hour that the off-duty police officers worked.Iannicco admitted to conspiring with numerous employers to cut Jersey City out of the process of hiring and compensating off-duty police officers.Generally, Iannicco permitted these employers to operate at worksites without the presence of a police officer when such a presence was required.In exchange, Iannicco accepted cash payments directly from these employers in violation of Jersey City rules and regulations.Furthermore, Iannicco provided fraudulent off-duty employment vouchers to another police officer, identified in the information as â€œCo-Conspirator 1,â€ falsely representing that Co-Conspirator 1 completed off-duty assignments that Co-Conspirator 1 never worked.Jersey City then subsequently paid Co-Conspirator 1 based on these fraudulent vouchers. In exchange for providing these fraudulent vouchers, Iannicco accepted cash payments from Co-Conspirator 1.Altogether, from 2011 to 2016, Iannicco collected payments of approximately $55,000 directly from off-duty employers and from Co-Conspirator 1.Iannicco faces a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense.Pursuant to the plea agreement, Iannicco is required to forfeit the $55,000 that he received. Sentencing is set for October 3.The Jersey City police department’s off-duty security details have been under investigation by the FBI, highlighted first by Juan Romaniello pleading guilty to accepting $230,000 in corrupt payments back in September.His sentencing has been postponed several times and is currently scheduled for December 11. NJ24/7 Bayonne Crime June 29, 2017 3:12 pm at 3:12 pm Facebook Twitter TAGSanthony iannicoJersey City Policejuan romaniellooff-duty security detailsu.s. attorney’s office SHARE Anthony Charles Iannicco – Brick, NJ | Inteliushttps://www.intelius.com/people/Anthony-Iannicco/0cdfdvgtph1The Jersey City Police Officers Benevolent Association … Job Details The Jersey City Police Department continues to educate the … Anthony Iannicco …SHAME RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police: 45-year-old man arrested for attempting to have sex with 15-year-old girl in Secaucus CrimeJersey City Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say Previous articleKool & the Gang to headline 4th of July celebration in Jersey CityNext articleSheriff: Medical emergency caused overturned vehicle in West New York John Heinis By John Heinis – June 28, 2017 4:58 pm 1 Ex-Jersey City cop pleads guilty to stealing $55k in illegal off-duty job scheme 1 COMMENT Bayonne Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Comments are closed.
Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsRK Vardar Skopje are the first finalists of the seventh SEHA Gazprom Final4 at home hall “Jane Sandanski”. The reigning champions from Brest 2017 routinely beat Meshkov Brest 33:24 (17:14) in front of 4.000 of fans who had a chance to see their idols after few weeks break since the end of EHF Champions League Preliminary Round.Home team had a total control over the match during 60 minutes. The visitors had not even a single chance to endanger fantastic squad of Spanish coach Raul Gonzales who had their leader in Luka Cindric.The Croatian playmaker led his team with five goals in the first half. RK Vardar had 7:3 after 10 minutes, but Meshkov managed to come closer on 12:10. However, that was all from their ambitions to come to the final match of the regional competition.The Macedonian champions had powerful start of the second half with Arpad Sterbik (17 saves) in the main role who was eager to give 100% tonight. Domestic team had 5:0 series until 37th minute, which put Meshkov on -8 – 22:14, when became clear who are the first finalists of the event in Skopje.Mijailo Marsenic netted for 30:20 in 51st minute.Luka Cindric netted six goals for the winners, while right wing Maxim Baranau scored nine for Meshkov. Click to comment Related Items: ShareTweetShareShareEmail