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St. Catherine Parish Council to Enforce Regulations for No-Build Zones

first_imgSt. Catherine Parish Council to Enforce Regulations for No-Build Zones UncategorizedSeptember 5, 2008 RelatedSt. Catherine Parish Council to Enforce Regulations for No-Build Zones RelatedSt. Catherine Parish Council to Enforce Regulations for No-Build Zones Advertisementscenter_img RelatedSt. Catherine Parish Council to Enforce Regulations for No-Build Zones FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The St. Catherine Parish Council is to enforce regulations regarding no-build zones, and will be seeking the support of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), to ensure compliance.Chairman of the St. Catherine Parish Council, Mayor Dr. Andrew Wheatley, told JIS News that following the passage of Tropical Storm Gustav last week, and Prime Minister Bruce Golding’s statement that no-build zones would be reviewed and enforced, the Parish Council would be embarking on a drive to enforce the law. This, he said, would help to prevent losses, as occurred due to flooding during the storm.“Once the Parish Council serves notices and persons do not comply, then we bring in the Police to ensure that proper enforcement is done,” he explained.He pointed out that the Parish Council, as the local planning authority, has the power to enforce regulations in relation to development zones. He added that some persons are not willing to abide by the regulations and they would have to be taken before the courts, which could be a lengthy process. “So, we are looking at the laws in that regard,” the Mayor said.Dr. Wheatley noted that the Parish Council’s Disaster Committee was taking note and keeping a log of new flood prone areas, especially the squatter communities, and would be ensuring that the necessary mitigation strategies are implemented to prevent similar occurrences in the future.He said that mitigation efforts were overwhelmed during the tropical storm, because of the volume of water. “You could never imagine, in your wildest dreams, that water could reach that level,” he said.The Mayor is cautioning persons not to build houses in flood prone areas, “because if they are not careful their hard earned cash will be washed away.”last_img read more

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Get Earthquake Information from Legitimate Sources – ODPEM

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedGet Earthquake Information from Legitimate Sources – ODPEM RelatedGet Earthquake Information from Legitimate Sources – ODPEM FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Executive Director of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Ronald Jackson is appealing to all Jamaicans to seek information on what to do in an earthquake, from legitimate sources such as local agencies, and media houses.“Pay attention to your local media houses and your agencies that are mandated to give this information. Seek out the knowledge, it is available. If you’ve missed a major campaign, you can still touch base with the organisations that are mandated to provide this information,” Mr. Jackson stated at a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (January 20).He cautioned against an email, which is being circulated to Jamaicans about how to deal with an earthquake, noting that the email even suggests that the ODPEM needs to be ‘re-educated’ to inform the masses, because it is not up to the current mechanisms.He stated that ODPEM approves no other approaches and methods apart from the drop, cover and hold technique.“As far as we know, the method is the approved method, the sanctioned method, the method used by all emergency management agencies and authorities, and those with any credibility, and until we are informed otherwise by the approved sources, we endorse no other approaches. The drop, cover and hold method remains the approved approach. The survivability of an earthquake is always going to be a probability issue, we need to understand that,” he stated.Mr. Jackson re-emphasised that how well persons and communities deal with living with that hazard, and how well exercise drills work during an event, will make the difference between the number of lives saved, and the number of lives lost.center_img Get Earthquake Information from Legitimate Sources – ODPEM Office of the Prime MinisterJanuary 20, 2010 RelatedGet Earthquake Information from Legitimate Sources – ODPEMlast_img read more

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Delivering NDIS: Implementation of reforms for a simpler, faster, fairer and more flexible NDIS

first_imgDelivering NDIS: Implementation of reforms for a simpler, faster, fairer and more flexible NDIS The Morrison Government is on track to deliver significant improvements to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) that make it simpler, faster, fairer and more flexible for participants, and their families and carers.Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today released an Information Paper on the reforms that deliver on the Morrison Government’s commitment to all Australians to make the NDIS experience better and fairer.Minister Robert said the reforms deliver on the final elements of the Productivity Commission’s original design for the NDIS and are based on recommendations from reviews and inquiries, including the 2019 Independent Review of the NDIS Act by David Tune AO PSM.‘In November 2019, I announced the road map to deliver the last 20 per cent of the NDIS. These reforms, in addition to the already significant improvements to wait times, deliver on this road map and will set up the NDIS for the future-an NDIS that works for everyone,’ Mr Robert said.‘The reforms will deliver greater flexibility for participants to spend their plan funding on disability-related supports. More guidance about the boundaries of the NDIS will also be provided, including what should and should not be charged to NDIS plan budgets. The reforms will improve information gathering required for decision making, notably at no cost for participants and those applying to become participants.‘There is also a focus on improving early intervention for young children, supporting best practice, family-centred approaches that will allow young children and their families to access the support they need earlier.’Draft legislation to give effect to the reforms will be released for consultation in 2021, ahead of introduction to Parliament, with a view to it coming into effect by mid-2021. The NDIS is now supporting more than 412,000 participants-more than 60,000 are children under the age of seven. People supported by the Scheme will grow to more than 500,000 participants by 2023. /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:AusPol, Australia, children, Commission, disability, Effect, Government, insurance, insurance scheme, legislation, Minister, Morrison, Morrison Government, National Disability Insurance Scheme, NDIS, parliament, Productivity Commission, social serviceslast_img read more

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Why your major may not equal your career

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via Google PlusShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail How to explore majorsAre you still deciding on a major? Or considering switching majors? Here are a few ways to find the program that’s right for you.Career assessments can help narrow down career interests that best match your personality. Discover which assessment is the right one for you!Meet with your advisor about how different programs at CU may fit into your academic journey.Check out courses or subjects that you may not have had in high school. New areas of study like Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, Women & Gender Studies or Leadership & Community Engagement can be a great way to explore and find your path.While the program you choose to study is important, it may not always determine your career. You will develop important skills in college, but with the world of work changing so quickly, you’ll find that these skills will need to be adapted to many different fields. It’s becoming more common for people to change careers several times during their professional lives. Here are a few tips for using your degree and time at CU Boulder to prepare for the changing world of work.Building skills and experienceMany of the most in-demand skills right now are not technical skills. Employers are looking for candidates with human factor skills like creativity, adaptability, communication and problem solving. These skills are valuable, and can translate across many job industries. So, how can you start developing these skills in addition to the technical skills in your field of study?Meet with a career development advisor. We’d love to talk with you about your future goals and offer advice for how you can get to where you want to be.Join a student organization. Browse BuffConnect or visit the Center for Student Involvement. You could also ask your advisor about opportunities that compliment your major or interests.Look into the Journey Leader, CU Student Ambassador and CU GOLD programs. All of these programs can help you develop leadership skills and gain experience for your résumé.Volunteering and part-time jobs also offer opportunities for hands-on experience and developing skills.Becoming a life-long learnerTo keep up with the changing nature of work, employers seek candidates who are life-long learners. Those who have developed habits to stay in the know and acquire new skills over time are often seen as more hirable. Here are a few ways to start developing life-long learning habits:Stay caught up on current events and trends in your field of interest. You could subscribe to industry newsletters or blogs, or follow social media accounts of thought-leaders.All CU students have free access to LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) through their student portal. This online platform has videos, courses and practice exercises to develop new skills you can use in the classroom and future jobs. If you connect your personal LinkedIn profile to CU LinkedIn Learning, you’ll get recommendations for videos and courses relevant to your major and career goals.There are hundreds of free on-campus speaker events, lectures and presentations throughout the year. Attending these events allows you to hear new ideas and learn outside of the classroom. Check out the CU Events Calendar to find upcoming opportunities.Getting used to changeThere is one thing that remains constant in life: change. It might be more common now to hold multiple jobs in our lifetime, but job changes can also bring other life transitions. This includes moving to a new city, working with new people or receiving more responsibilities. Change takes time to get used to, but now is a great time to learn how you can adjust when it happens. Here are some ways to cope:Develop a routine. Consistency in our day-to-day can help us manage change.Stay in touch with friends and family. Having people you can talk to and a community to support you can help during transitional periods. If you are feeling uncertain or overwhelmed by change, reach out to a friend or loved one and talk it out.Prioritize your physical and mental health. Get the recommended amount of sleep (7–9 hours per night), eat balanced meals regularly, stay active and take time to relax. All of these habits can help your mind and body feel better during times of change.Employers will take note of your major, but they will also pay attention to the skills and experiences you have gained during your time at CU. Want to learn more about entering the professional world? Stop by our drop-in hours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday to meet with a career development advisor.Tags:Career PrepChoosing a Majorlast_img read more

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Tuition assistance applications now open

first_img Published: Dec. 12, 2019 Tuition Assistance Benefit applications for the spring 2020 semester are now being accepted in your employee portal. Save money on your tuition by submitting your application today. University of Colorado faculty and staff who want to save money on their or their dependent’s spring tuition bill may begin by submitting the Tuition Assistance application through the employee portal. If a dependent will be using the benefit, the employee must submit an application on their behalf.CU’s Tuition Assistance Benefit gives qualified employees up to nine waived credits per academic year (fall through summer). An eligible employee may give their Tuition Assistance Benefit to an eligible dependent or split it between multiple dependents using the benefit on the same CU campus. Dependents have two options for tuition assistance: Option A—Home Campus and Option B—Other Campus. More information on dependent options is available on the CU employee website.Dependents attending the same campus where the employee works at can use Option A—Home Campus to receive for up to nine credits per academic year. Dependents attending a different campus than where the employee works can use Option B—Other Campus for $270 per credit hour for up to nine credit hours per academic year. Dependents of CU Boulder employees attending the Boulder campus can receive a 30% tuition discount each semester that they apply.To receive the benefit, an application must be approved by the posted deadlines. Employee Services will determine Tuition Assistance Benefit eligibility, the campus registrar will determine course eligibility, and the campus bursar’s office will verify adherence to registration policies.DeadlinesCU Boulder: Jan. 31, 2020CU Colorado Springs: Feb. 5, 2020CU Denver and CU Anschutz: Feb. 5, 2020Access the applicationLog into the employee portal. Open the CU Resources dropdown menu and select Forms. Click the Career Advancement tile, then click the Tuition Assistance Application tile. Visit the University of Colorado’s Tuition Assistance Benefit website for full details. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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Telia blasts rejection of Latvia merger bid

first_img Chris Donkin Telia targets cost cuts with new enterprise IoT play Home Telia blasts rejection of Latvia merger bid Telia reveals revamp to boost infrastructure assets Previous ArticleQatar fund to dump Airtel stakeNext ArticleEC calls for investment confidence in 5G Telia Company’s bid to combine Latvian mobile provider LMT with fixed unit Lattelecom were turned down by the government – a decision the operator group slammed as detrimental to the country.In a scathing response, Telia said it had spent ten years trying to negotiate with authorities and would now assess its options in the country.“Over the past decade, Telia Company has put forward every single option to the government – to buy, to sell, to merge and different ownership structures, which have now all been rejected,” it said.Telia owns 60 per cent of LMT and 49 per cent of Lattelecom and has gone on record several times to describe the combination of the two as the “only solution to ensure their sustainable future”.Remaining shares in the fixed provider are owned by the Latvian state, alongside a small stake in LMT. Lattelecom also holds a 23 per cent investment in LMT.On the final decision, Telia added: “It is disappointing that the government has not only rejected the solutions recommended by the independent consultants and its own inter-ministerial working group, but has also failed to provide an alternative strategy regarding the development of the two companies and the country’s digital sector.”“The negative decision is detrimental for both LMT and Lattelecom and ultimately to Latvian society and the wider economy.”According to GSMA Intelligence LMT is the largest of Latvia’s four mobile operators, with 1.24 million connections.Revised portfolioIts failed attempt to consolidate operations in Latvia come amid Telia’s measures to reduce its exposure in non-key markets.The company has already sold many of its interests in Eurasia but previously described the Baltics and Nordics as the regions it was looking to now focus its efforts on.However, Telia had pinned its hopes for Latvia on running a converged operator. With this out of the question, the company is now reassessing its position. Telia claims positive start to strategy revamp Tags Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 08 NOV 2017 Author LatviaTelialast_img read more

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Opensignal spotlights US 3G shutdown hurdles

first_img Asia 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 Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Home Opensignal spotlights US 3G shutdown hurdles Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 DEC 2019 Author Relatedcenter_img Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona 5GOpenSignalspectrum allocation Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Network benchmark company Opensignal warned 3G customers could become a barrier to 5G deployments if US operators are unable to successfully entice them to upgrade to newer technologies and recycle legacy spectrum.It noted in a new report the vast majority of 3G users (95.9 per cent) in the country already have 4G-capable devices, but 83.2 per cent do not have a 4G tariff. If US operators offer “compelling” LTE rate plans, they will likely be able to smoothly “transition the vast majority of 3G-only users and accelerate their 5G deployment strategies,” it advised.Opensignal added extending coverage will be key to migrating another large chunk of legacy customers, as 12.7 per cent live in areas where 4G service is not yet available.It flagged California (9.7 per cent), Texas (7 per cent) and Florida (6 per cent) as the states with the highest share of 3G-only users.The report comes as Verizon and AT&T press ahead with efforts to recycle legacy spectrum in the 800MHz, 850MHz and 1.9GHz bands for their 4G and 5G networks. The former recently delayed its 3G network shutdown from end-2019 to end-2020, while the latter said it will turn off its 3G network in February 2022. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Previous ArticleDish defends mobile capabilities, plots 5G launchNext ArticleChina targets 41 apps in data privacy crackdown Diana Goovaerts last_img read more

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Firing Blanks

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email I like the Bill of Rights. Not just the First, the Second, or the Fourteenth, but the whole darn American civil-liberties arsenal. Unlike many of my media colleagues, the Second is my fave over the First. After all, bad people with guns can shut up good people with keyboards pretty darn quick.So, I’ve been watching the gun-rights cases in the Supreme Court pretty closely, along with both of our Montana U.S. senators, Jon Tester and Max Baucus.Back in March, after attending oral arguments in the McDonald v. Chicago case, Baucus pumped out a press release stating his “bottom line” was the right to bear arms which is “spelled out right in the Constitution, and we’ve got to protect it. You can bet I’ll be keeping a close eye on this case as it moves forward.”Tester joined outgoing senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) in leading the preparation and filing of a pro-gun Congressional brief for McDonald. The brief was signed by 309 senators and congresscritters, including Baucus and Denny Rehberg. In June, Tester called the McDonald decision “a major victory for America’s gun owners and I’ll keep fighting hard to protect our gun rights.”But that “major victory” came on a wispy-thin 5-4 vote, and McDonald’s several opinions, concurrences and dissents are some of the most divergent and vitriolic I’ve ever read. Therefore, as Baucus put it, the confirmation processes for President Obama’s Supreme Court picks, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, warrant a close eye, too.I wasn’t real impressed when Sotomayor asserted her vast firearms knowledge by telling senators “one of my godchildren is a member of the NRA” and she had “friends who hunt.” She further declared that she “completely” understood the individual right recognized in the Heller case. How so?While on the Second Circuit Court in January 2009 (significantly after the Heller decision), Sotomayor concurred in a ruling that “it is settled law that the Second Amendment applies only to [federal] limitations,” not states, a “longstanding principle.”That case, Maloney v. Cuomo, came before Sotomayor from a federal judge who had in turn ruled that nunchuck possession could be banned by New York state law “because the Second Amendment does not apply to the States.”Rings a bell, doesn’t it? Yep, the states’ rights bell, the same shameless “longstanding principle” from the dirty days of the civil rights era. The argument was, while the federal government couldn’t trash the fundamental civil liberties of American citizens, states could. That was wrong then, it’s wrong today, and wrong forever.Finally, a year after her confirmation kabuki dance, everyone understands what Sotomayor understood: She was one of the four justices who found “nothing” in history about the Second “characterizing it as ‘fundamental’ insofar as it seeks to protect the keeping and bearing of arms for private self-defense purposes.”Now, every single Democratic senator, including Baucus and Tester, voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor. Party loyalty, of course.With Elena Kagan up for confirmation, they’ll get to vote again.It’s safe to say that Kagan’s understanding of the Second Amendment is well-developed. She co-signed a May 1999 memo to President Clinton referring to “an aggressive strategy” to “press for quick passage of our gun control proposals,” happily passing on the good news about a front-page New York Times article “perfectly conveying our intended message.” In other words, Kagan understands the politics of crisis and how to take advantage of press fellow travelers – a top-drawer political operative. Before the Senate, she was the picture of moderation as she declared that the freshly-minted McDonald ruling was “binding precedent” and “settled law, entitled to all the weight precedent usually gets.”Care to guess what Kagan meant by “usually?”Whether we find out is partially up to both Baucus and/or Tester. They may yet vote for Kagan, which is their right. I, and most Montanans, can live with that, at least until the next election. But if they do vote for Kagan, I would ask them to please shut up about “fighting hard to protect our gun rights.” Even the First Amendment has limits. last_img read more

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People / Metro Shipping puts staff development on the freight front line

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 25/07/2019 And Metro welcomed staff from Maersk in early July 2019 and showed them the complexities of managing imports and exports for major UK companies.  This increased the awareness of the participants of the processes at their partner’s operation, and led to some interesting discussion that hopefully will lead to improvements.  “We are now looking forward to the reciprocal visits in the autumn,” said Colin Smith, training & career development manager at Metro. “The support I have had from both Pentalver and Maersk has been really enthusiastic in getting this innovative programme off the ground.  Our staff have new experiences that previously they would never have had.  “I hope that working together to provide this learning experience will be a key part of our continuous drive to improve working relationships at both junior and senior levels, as well as creating more informed supply chain professionals for the future.  We are in discussion with other partners to extend the scope of this great learning initiative for our staff.” Metro Shipping has completed the first phase of a new staff development programme, aimed at “raising the knowledge and experience of staff in understanding how their partner organisations work”.   The Partnership Development Programme looks to take staff from one contributing supply chain partner and show them what it’s like to be ‘on the other side’, and experience first-hand what their industry colleagues have to do to keep the freight moving.  It will also provide an opportunity for staff to expand their knowledge and build new working relationships that will aid their developing careers.  The programme should also add new perspectives to their supply chain planning and problem-solving toolkits.   Pentalver opened its doors to two staff from Metro in May/June 2019 and showed them the hectic and busy world of a road and rail freight terminal.  This provided a massive amount of hands-on experience for the Metro staff who were excited to have the opportunity to get closer to the freight.  last_img read more

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Roblox closes $150m funding round

first_imgRoblox closes $150m funding roundInvestment lead Andreessen Horowitz also tenders $350 million minority stake offer Haydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterThursday 27th February 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleRobloxOnline game platform Roblox has closed a Series G funding round worth $150 million. Led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz — which also offered to acquire a $350 million stake in the company — the investment will be funnelled into technology and infrastructure development. The Roblox platform allows users to create their own games and profit from the success; as of 2017, Roblox was paying out $140,000 a month to its creators. The money comes during a growth period for Roblox, having reached 115 million monthly active users and more than 1.5 billion hours of monthly engagement.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 “We’ve stayed true to our vision of creating a safe and civil place where people come together to create, learn, and have fun, and it’s amazing to see what we’ve built together with our global creator community,” said co-founder and CEO David Baszucki. “Looking ahead, we’re doubling down on our commitment to building the most advanced tools and technology to take our creators and players into the metaverse of the future.” Andressen Horowitz is joined by new investors Temasek and Tencent — existing investors include Altos Ventures, Meritech Capital, and Tiger Global Management.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 storiesRoblox’s first quarterly report sees bookings, losses soarUser-generated content platform saw bookings more than double to $652 million, while losses deepened to $134 millionBy Brendan Sinclair 8 hours agoRoblox closes first day of trading with $38b market capSocial gaming platform opened at $64.50 a share — nearly $20 above the NYSE reference priceBy Matthew Handrahan 2 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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