GG to Address Public Forum in May Pen

first_imgRelatedGG to Address Public Forum in May Pen RelatedGG to Address Public Forum in May Pen Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Dr. Patrick Allen, will be the main speaker at the Police Civilian Oversight Authority’s (PCOA) public forum, which will be held on Wednesday (March 4) at St. Gabriel’s Anglican Church Hall in May Pen, Clarendon.Commissioner of Police, Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin, will also address the forum, which will get underway at 3:00 p.m.According to Karen Cadien of the PCOA’s Communication Unit, several concerns and issues were raised by persons, who attended a forum in the parish late last year, so a decision was taken to hold a follow-up session to allow discourse, aimed at addressing these issues.The PCOA, as part of its mandate, seeks to encourage better police-community relations, and to hold members of the security forces to a greater level of accountability.It also attempts, through various public consultations, to inform Jamaicans about its mandate and plans regarding the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and its auxiliaries, the Island Constabulary Force and Rural Police.Clarendon continues to be one of the top five parishes accounting for the most murders.center_img RelatedGG to Address Public Forum in May Pen GG to Address Public Forum in May Pen Governor GeneralMarch 3, 2009last_img read more

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MyDarwin Vouchers Relaunched

first_imgMyDarwin Vouchers Relaunched City of Darwin’s ultra-successful myDarwin discount voucher program is being relaunched with Council allocating $200,000 and the Northern Territory Government providing an additional $200,000 toward the program.The myDarwin vouchers will be released in 2 rounds, on 9 December and 20 January respectively, with vouchers available from 12.01am on all those dates.Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said he was delighted Council had again endorsed funding for myDarwin vouchers.“Council has unanimously supported relaunching the myDarwin vouchers,” Lord Mayor Vatskalis said.“While this means there will be no free parking in the CBD over Christmas and New Year, I believe the relaunch of the vouchers will be incredibly positive for local businesses, customers and the economy.”“Previous rounds of the myDarwin vouchers saw a significant increase in customer spending – customers were not only buying a morning coffee they were ordering toasted sandwiches to go with it!”“I’d like to thank the NT Government for their support in providing $200,000 so the program can be launched in January, at a time we know is traditionally very quiet for local businesses.”The myDarwin initiative has had 5 separate rounds of funding since June, totalling $650,000, and with the multiplier effect this equates to an injection of more than $3.8M into the local economy.“myDarwin is about supporting our local small businesses,” Lord Mayor Vatskalis concluded, “they are critical to a thriving economy.”Terms and conditions have changed slightly, with spent vouchers redeemed every 48 hours, rather than 24. This small change will provide opportunities for more customers to utilise the myDarwin vouchers.All businesses that accept the myDarwin vouchers must have a local shop front, have been operating at least 6 months, have a turn over less than $10M and operate in the retail, hospitality and tourism sectors.Businesses can still register to be part of the myDarwin voucher program.Customers will still receive $40 worth of myDarwin vouchers when they sign in and must accept the new terms and conditions. /Media Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, City of Darwin, coffee, council, Darwin, Economy, Effect, Government, Northern Territory, Small Business, spending, tourismlast_img read more

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Greater Brisbane COVID-19 Lockdown

first_imgGreater Brisbane COVID-19 Lockdown Please attribute any comments to Queensland Pharmacy Guild Branch President, Chris Owen:“Community pharmacies are open for business and well-prepared for the temporary COVID-19 lock down announced by the Queensland Government today. As primary healthcare providers, Community Pharmacies are here to help all Queenslanders, and already have protocols in place to ensure their safety and well-being. These include:ensuring that all Queensland patients have fair and equitable access to their essential medicinesensuring patients maintain adequate social distancing while in storeputting in place maximum purchasing limits to ensure supplies of items like PPE, masks and hand sanitiser can be fairly distributed across the community. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Brisbane, business, community, covid-19, Government, healthcare, masks, Owen, pharmacy, Pharmacy Guild of Australia, President, Queensland, Safety, social distancinglast_img read more

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Innovative METS sector can benefit from new R&D grants

first_imgInnovative METS sector can benefit from new R&D grants Innovation is at the heart of the Mining Equipment Technology and Services (METS) sector operating across Victoria.A great recent example is Ballarat’s Gekko Systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by adapting its skill manufacturing mining plant equipment to create a prototype ventilator for hospital use.So, it is no surprise that METS companies across the state are in a good position to benefit from a new research and development fund designed to boost the prospects of Victoria’s brightest innovators.The Victorian Government’s Research and Development Cash Flow Loans initiative is open for applications.Successful applicants will be able to borrow between $250,000 and $4 million in low-interest loans, with total funding under the two-year scheme capped at $50 million.The initiative is open to SMEs across the state. It can assist Victoria’s vibrant and pioneering METS sector to continue developing new products, services and technologies that could address some of the mining and resources sector’s greatest challenges.Modern mining has a sophisticated, innovative, and varied supply chain. METS involves many sectors of our economy, including, engineering consulting, construction, information technology, and professional services.Read about some of the practical solutions driven by Victoria’s METS sector. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Ballarat, cash, covid-19, Earth Resources Victoria, Economy, Engineering, Government, heart, hospital, mining, pandemic, research, resources, supply chain, technology, Victorialast_img read more

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Washougal Police identify woman found dead in her apartment

first_imgWashougal Police identify woman found dead in her apartmentPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, June 24, 2020in: Newsshare 0 Victim identified as 71-year-old Sandra LaddThe Washougal Police Department released the name of the woman found dead in her home on June 14. The victim of the suspected homicide is 71-year-old Sandra Ladd, of Washougal.Emergency responders from the Washougal Fire Department and Washougal Police Department were dispatched shortly after 4:30 p.m. on June 14 to the 1900 block of 41st Street in Washougal where they found Ladd dead in her home.The medical examiner determined Ladd died of stab wounds to the torso. The manner of death is listed as homicide. No arrests have been made and investigators do not believe there is a danger to the public at this time.The Washougal Police Department and the Clark County Major Crimes Unit are actively investigating and do not plan to release further details. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Washougal Police Department at (360) 835-8701 or call 3-1-1.Information provided by Washougal Police Department.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestWashougalshare 0 Previous : Improvements for safe walking and biking coming to Southeast Tech Center Drive Next : The League of Women Voters of Clark County will host candidate forums for four primary races in early JulyAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Modern Insolvency Law Needed – Hylton

first_imgRelatedModern Insolvency Law Needed – Hylton RelatedModern Insolvency Law Needed – Hylton By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporter FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says his Ministry fully endorses the process to reform the country’s insolvency law to reflect the realities of the modern global business environment. Insolvency refers to the inability of an organisation to meet its financial obligations with its lender(s) as debts become due. It can lead to legal action being taken against the company or the assets of the company may be sold to repay lenders. Speaking at a seminar on insolvency law reform at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston yesterday (April 17), Mr. Hylton said the country’s insolvency law, which has remained largely unchanged since the advent of the Bankruptcy Act and the Companies Act of 1965 is outmoded. He said that steps have been taken over the years to update the statute, pointing to the Insolvency Legislation Committee established by the Ministry of Justice in 2005 to review and recommend changes necessary for the modernisation and improved efficiency in the administration of insolvencies. He noted as well that in 2009, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) through the Private Sector Development Programme, had requested that a review be conducted to determine the reforms required to improve the existing legislation to create a unified code for bankruptcy and corporate insolvency. The entity had made a report detailing the required reforms, including several recommendations. According to the Minister, reform of the insolvency and bankruptcy laws are of paramount importance, not just in terms of streamlining the process, but in also establishing a framework that increases foreign direct investment (FDI) to Jamaica, encourages greater risk taking, is more predictable, and removes the stigma associated with business failure. “We must seek to ensure that our insolvency laws do not punish genuine business effort that they do not result in otherwise profitable business opportunities overtaking us, simply because the costs of possible failure are high,” he said. Mr. Hylton said that any regime to be put in place must provide efficient, impartial and fair procedures to help in expeditious settlements of bankruptcy cases, and assure investors and other market participants that the law will intervene to protect their legitimate expectations and interests. “Ultimately, we need to put in place insolvency laws that effect a balance between the needs of genuine entrepreneurs and business entities for protection, while protecting creditors, and consumers and other stakeholders from irresponsible and imprudent business arrangements. This is an important element of the regime of economic justice that must become an integral part of the business culture in our country,” he said. The seminar, hosted by law firm, Myers, Fletcher and Gordon, was geared at informing the public of the current status of the law and the proposed changes relating to insolvency. RelatedModern Insolvency Law Needed – Hylton Modern Insolvency Law Needed – Hylton CommerceApril 19, 2012 Advertisementslast_img read more

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JIS to Donate Heritage Material to Schools

first_imgJIS to Donate Heritage Material to Schools CultureOctober 8, 2012 RelatedJIS to Donate Heritage Material to Schools Advertisements RelatedJIS to Donate Heritage Material to Schoolscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica Information Service’s (JIS) annual Heritage Week activities get underway on Monday (Oct. 8), when a team from the agency will travel to the Job’s Hill All-Age School in St. Mary, to present educational material and interact with students and staff. Job’s Hill is the first of 12 schools to be visited by the agency over the Heritage Week period, which is being observed nationally from October 7-13 under the theme: ‘A Nation on a Mission, Our Heritage…The Foundation’. The selected institutions, covering the parishes of Westmoreland, Hanover, Trelawny, St. Ann, Manchester and St. Andrew, will receive books, posters and DVDS on the National Heroes and National symbols. The annual heritage package donations are part of the agency’s corporate social responsibility and are geared at providing valuable information on Jamaica’s rich history. The JIS has, over the years, embarked on a number of initiatives aimed at positively impacting the lives of Jamaica’s children, among which are the donation of educational material to schools, the annual Heritage Essay Competition, and the adoption of the Mount Olivet Boys’ Home in Manchester. The JIS also participates in career day activities, expositions, and facilitates tours of the agency’s offices by schools and youth groups. The agency is accepting entries for its Heritage Essay Competition, targeted at primary and preparatory level students ages nine to 12. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence, the topic for the competition this year is: ‘Fifty years later…Do we still need National Heroes?’ Essays should be emailed to [email protected] by midnight on Friday, October 26. RelatedJIS to Donate Heritage Material to Schoolslast_img read more

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Facebook advertising model stays resolute

first_img Facebook continues content crusade Kavit Majithia Facebook trials feature to connect neighbours Facebook to pay News Corp for Australia content Facebook Facebook brushed off ongoing controversies to deliver a stellar Q3 performance, with a sharp rise in revenue fuelled by its lucrative advertising business as well as a significant uptick in user numbers.The company has faced ongoing pressure on a number of fronts recently, notably government probes around its handling of user data, questions over “fake news” published on its feeds, as well as its policy to run political ads which are under fire for their credibility and integrity.Political ads in particular are in the spotlight after its rival Twitter announced it would no longer run them on its platform.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will however not be following Twitter’s lead, as he defended the ads in an earnings call, stating that the company did not want to stifle political speech by issuing a ban.Growth continuesIf looking solely at the company’s financial performance, Zuckerberg could argue that the company needs to change very little.And despite the issues surrounding the company, advertisers do not appear turned off. The company reported a 29 per cent rise in revenue in Q3, which hit $17.7 billion, driven by an advertising revenue increase of 28 per cent, accounting for $17.4 billion of the total figure.Net income hit $6.1 billion, up 19 per cent from $5.1 billion last year.Mobile advertising revenue represented the bulk of ad revenue, 94 per cent in total, up 2 per cent for the same metric in Q3 last year.Daily active users were also on the up, standing at 1.62 billion on average for the month of September, a 9 per cent year on year increase.There was an 8 per cent increase in monthly active users, which were recorded at 2.45 billion.Notably, it was a particularly strong period in the US and Canada, with monthly users jumping by 3 million to 247 million in the two markets, following long periods of stagnation.In total, Facebook estimated that 2.2 billion people use Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp or Messenger every day on average, and at least 2.8 billion use one of the services each month.Costs to riseGoing forward, Facebook said it expects costs in 2020 to increase to around $54 billion to $59 billion, from $46 billion to $48 billion this year.The company is gearing up for an increased headcount in marketing, while a ramp up in efforts around privacy and security, as part of its obligations on a $5 billion settlement it agreed with the Federal Trade Commission in July.Zuckerberg also warned he was expecting additional scrutiny from regulators over its acquisition of Instagram in 2012. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back HomeApps Facebook advertising model stays resolute Tags center_img Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Previous ArticleGlobal smartphone market returns to growthNext ArticleTwitter will ban political adverts next month AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 31 OCT 2019 Apps Related Authorlast_img read more

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AT&T, Verizon hungrily eye fixed 5G progress

first_img Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 29 MAY 2020 Amazon reels in MGM Tags Previous ArticleZTE, China Mobile and Migu complete the industry’s first pre-commercial trial of 8K VR service based on 5G MECNext ArticleVerizon shines light on niche brand Visible Diana Goovaerts Verizon shuffles executives Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Executives from Verizon and AT&T laid out plans to press ahead with long-awaited 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) deployments later this year, noting the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic could actually make such offerings more valuable to consumers.Ronan Dunne, Verizon consumer group CEO (pictured), explained during an investor conference “peoples’ attitude to bandwidth has probably changed more in the last 10 weeks than in the last 5 years” as a mass shift to remote work made consumers more aware they were sharing their internet capacity with neighbours.Verizon plans to capitalise on this with the expansion of its FWA 5G Home service, which he said will offer access to “uncontended capacity” for the “foreseeable future” via the operator’s mmWave-based mobile network.Rivals AT&T and T-Mobile US are also eyeing FWA 5G home broadband services, with the former already covering 880,000 consumer and enterprise customers with FWA LTE.HangupsBut both Dunne and AT&T SVP of wireless technology Igal Elbaz said operators were stuck waiting on new chipsets for high-power 5G consumer equipment, which they said will help improve deployment economics. New kit is expected to become available in Q3 or Q4 of this year, they said.The executives added FWA launches will be driven by mobile 5G deployments, as the operators aim to leverage the same infrastructure for both services.While Dunne dubbed FWA a “byproduct opportunity” of Verizon’s mobile network construction, he noted it has significant potential, particularly in light of the pandemic: “If I’d had the opportunity to sell 5G Home in the last 12 weeks I would have made out like a bandit.” Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Home AT&T, Verizon hungrily eye fixed 5G progress Author Related 5GAT&Tfixed wirelessVerizonlast_img read more

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Detectives issue photo of Donegal woman Lu Na McKinney as investigations continue

first_img Google+ Detectives issue photo of Donegal woman Lu Na McKinney as investigations continue Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Serious Crime Branch are continuing to appeal for information about Donegal woman Lu Na McKinney who died during a boating holiday with her family in Fermanagh this year.Mrs McKinney’s husband, 41 year old, Stephen McKinney with an address at Flax Fields, Convoy has been charged with her murder.Detective Inspector David McGrory said: “Police are issuing a photograph of Mrs McKinney today in the hope that people will come forward with any information they have about her.Police are particularly keen to hear from anyone who knew her or anyone who had contact with Mrs McKinney, who lived in Convoy, County Donegal, in the months preceding her death.An Garda Siochana are working jointly with PSNI to investigate Lu Na’s death and anyone with information can contact either the PSNI on 101 ext 43373, confidential Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111 or AGS at Letterkenny on 00353 749167100 or the AGS Confidential line on 1800 666 111. Pinterest Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articlePaddy McGrath hopes to be back playing in MarchNext articleHighlandTV – Johnny Dunleavy back in Donegal with double trophies News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – December 11, 2017 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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