Non-payment of TV licence to be decriminalised

first_img whatsapp Non-payment of TV licence set to be decriminalised and replaced with fines In its submission to the consultation, the BBC said that civil enforcement would allow items to be “sold by a bailiff”.  whatsapp Moore change to come (Getty Images) Also Read: Non-payment of TV licence set to be decriminalised and replaced with fines Under proposals set to be announced next month, the government will introduce legislation to bring TV licence  non-payment under the scope of “civil debt”, much in the same way non-payment of utility bills is treated. Show Comments ▼ The plans will be subject to further consultation and will need to be passed as a bill in Parliament before it is enshrined in law. A senior government official told the Times: “We have to be careful that what we replace the licence fee with isn’t worse than what we have.  Mark Damazer, a former Radio 4 controller and member of the BBC’s governing board, accused Number 10 of “undermining the recruitment process by giving such a firm steer”. 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We need to tread carefully.” Ministers are finalising plans to decriminalise non-payment of the TV licence and replace it with action by civil courts and bailiffs. The maximum fine that can be currently handed out for failing to pay the TV licence is £1,000, plus court costs. Though it will no longer be considered a criminal offence to avoid paying the TV licence, which costs £157.50 a year, the BBC will be able to collect fines using bailiffs and to take action against fee avoiders in county courts. Earlier this year, Moore said the licence fee was “the greatest single wrong on which the BBC rests” and an “offence to freedom” Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoPast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryUndoNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteableyUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndoFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAUndoGloriousaMan Says He’s From 2030, Presents ProofGloriousaUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndo It added: “Action taken by bailiffs is by its very nature intrusive… TV Licensing does not use them to recover arrears.” It comes after former Daily Telegraph editor and serial BBC critic Lord Moore was over the weekend disclosed as the frontrunner in the race to become new BBC chairman. Lord Moore, who served as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s boss at the Telegraph, has long-argued for the abolition of the licence fee, and was fined £262 by a court in 2010 for refusing to pay it. (Getty Images) Moore’s selection as the favourite in the race to replace David Clementi, who is due to step down as chair in February, has drawn ire from BBC veterans as imperilling the broadcaster’s independence. He previously compared the BBC’s public funding model to “compulsory tithes” for the Christian Church that forced people to pay for “a public religion whether they believed in it or not”.  Almost 130,000 people in England were prosecuted for not having a licence in 2018, the most up-to-date figures show, but just five were jailed. Monday 28 September 2020 2:38 pmlast_img read more

Punters cash in on Corbyn win three weeks before ballots close

first_img Show Comments ▼ The bookies are so convinced Jeremy Corbyn will win the Labour leadership contest, at least one oddsmaker has already made payments to punters.Paddy Power said yesterday it was paying out £100,000 on Corbyn – more than three weeks before ballots are due. A winner in the Labour leadership race is set to be announced on Saturday, 12 September.But the Irish oddsmaker said they were already declaring a “win” for the left-wing candidate, in what it called the “most dramatic turnaround in recent political betting history”.Paddy Power said Corbyn’s odds are 2/9 in the Labour leadership race, compared to 4/1 for Andy Burnham, 9/1 for Yvette Cooper and 100/1 for Liz Kendall.All of the other major bookmakers have put Corbyn in pole position, too – but none of those contacted by City A.M. said they were ready to pull the trigger on payments just yet.A Ladbrokes spokesperson said the firm’s policy is to let all political markets “run their course”, pointing to the late switch in voter preferences from David Miliband to his brother Ed in 2010 as an example of a race in which the favourite lost out at the last minute.Ladbrokes has Corbyn on 1/4 odds, with Burnham trailing at 9/2, and the spokesperson said if the Islington North MP wins the leadership, the company will make a total payout in “six figures”.William Hill also said it was also anticipating losing a “six figure sum” if Corbyn triumphs. Wednesday 19 August 2015 2:45 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUnify Health LabsRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthUnify Health LabsSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror Punters cash in on Corbyn win three weeks before ballots close Share More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comcenter_img Tags: Jeremy Corbyn People whatsapp Lauren Fedor whatsapplast_img read more

Premium / 2021 radar: Next year’s headlines? Capacity, Capacity and Capacity

first_img Premium subscriber LOGIN The great capacity dance of 2021 featuring Mærsk, rates, FedEx, UPS & planeloads of vaccine Please either REGISTER or login below to continue New Premium subscriber REGISTER Reset Your Password LOGIN Reset Password* By Mike Weir 18/12/2020center_img Forgotten your password? Please click here Email* Email* Many moons ago, yours truly edited a rival freight publication and was regularly asked by the publisher for a list of the top three stories driving web traffic.With the entertaining exception of a saga involving French hauliers kidnapping a chicken factory manager over unpaid invoices, the list invariably featured pirates, Mærsk and freight rates.Piracy has become a little passé, but otherwise, the stories which get this industry’s attention still touch on the same old themes, perhaps with FedEx and UPS … Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium << Go back Please Loginlast_img read more

Rich countries are more anxious than poorer countries

first_img General Assignment Reporter Kate covers biotech startups and the venture capital firms that back them. [email protected] APStock Quick TakeRich countries are more anxious than poorer countries Richer countries have higher rates of anxiety in their population than poorer countries and — in a finding that surprised even the researchers — that anxiety also interfered more with daily activities and responsibilities.Specifically, there was a higher proportion of people in higher-income countries with generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD — defined as excessive and uncontrollable worry that affects a person’s life — and with severe GAD. The researchers, who are members of the WHO World Mental Health Survey Consortium, published their findings in JAMA Psychiatry on Wednesday.For example, Australia and New Zealand, both identified as high-income countries, had the highest lifetime prevalence rates — 8 percent and 7.9 percent, respectively. Nigeria (0.1 percent) and Shenzhen, China (0.2 percent), had the lowest rates reported; both were categorized as low-income areas.advertisement Kate Sheridan But no one has actually reported about this much data in this many countries since the diagnostic criteria for GAD changed in 2013. (The consortium also published results in 2004 and 2009 about prevalence and treatment rates of some mental illnesses in over a dozen countries.)The nitty-gritty:Researchers analyzed data from interviews with nearly 150,000 people in 26 countries over 12 years to determine if people had GAD as defined in psychology’s key reference text, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. People with GAD were also asked if it had interfered with their everyday responsibilities and activities.Countries got sorted into low-income, middle-income, and high-income categories based on gross national income per capita — a measurement based in part on gross domestic product. (It’s the same criteria the World Bank uses.)The American Psychiatric Association published the latest version of the DSM in 2013 — after the surveys were administered — so researchers had to take the modified criteria into account when they analyzed their data. One of the biggest changes: DSM-IV didn’t allow practitioners to diagnose people with GAD if symptoms only happened when patients also had symptoms of a mood disorder like bipolar disorder or depression. The DSM-5 does. 5 lessons from my decades of struggle with depression and anxiety About the Author Reprints @sheridan_kate Why it matters:“We’re trying to make the case with these data that this is a disorder that is reasonably prevalent and associated with a substantial role impairment, and we need to be paying attention to it in clinical settings,” said lead author Ayelet Meron Ruscio, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania. The data could also serve as a first step to understanding how GAD presents or develops in different countries, which would be useful for people developing prevention and treatment programs. Related: But keep in mind:This study may actually underestimate the prevalence of GAD. The interview tools they used tend to produce conservative estimates, the authors stated. The response rates to the surveys also varied widely by country.There is also one obvious limitation to comparing prevalence rates across countries: Social and cultural conventions influence how likely someone is to self-report symptoms of anxiety to an interviewer and how likely those symptoms are to be recognized as clinically significant. GAD has been defined primarily on how it presents in people living in countries like the United States, Ruscio noted. (Some studies have shown that anxiety may present with more physical symptoms in non-Western countries.)Associations between a country’s income and GAD prevalence doesn’t meant that prevalence differences within a country should be ignored. The association between lower income and higher rates of anxiety disorders within a country has been well-established, said Ruscio. These results don’t change that.Several of the authors disclosed grants and honoraria from pharmaceutical companies; one author co-owns a health care market research firm.What they’re saying:Researchers who had not worked on the paper could not be reached for comment Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. (Some of the researchers contacted lived in areas affected by winter storm Stella, the blizzard that hit the East Coast on Tuesday.)But this paper builds on lots of other work done by the WHO’s Mental Health Survey Initiative. The initiative doesn’t just study anxiety — researchers have also collected data about substance abuse, mood, and behavioral disorders. Another study from the group that also found lower rates of mental disorders in some lower-income countries had chalked up the findings in part to methodological issues.The bottom line:On average, GAD is more prevalent in higher-income countries, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there are fewer anxious people in lower-income countries. Many different factors, including diagnostic criteria and social conventions, may be responsible.Lifetime prevalence of DSM-5 anxiety:All locations: 3.7 percentNigeria 0.1 percentShenzhen, China 0.2 percentPoland 0.9 percentBeijing, China and Shanghai, China 1.0 percentRomania 1.0 percentPeru 1.1 percentMexico 1.1 percentGermany 1.5 percentColombia 1.9 percentSpain 1.9 percentItaly 2.1 percentBulgaria 2.3 percentLebanon 2.3 percentJapan 2.6 percentBelgium 2.8 percentUkraine 3.3 percentThe Netherlands 3.6 percentSouth Africa 3.6 percentMedellín, Colombia 3.8 percentIsrael 4.4 percentIraq 5.0 percentBrazil 5.1 percentPortugal 6.1 percentFrance 6.2 percentNorthern Ireland 6.4 percentMurcia, Spain 7.0 percentUnited States 7.8 percentNew Zealand 7.9 percentAustralia 8.0 percent By Kate Sheridan March 15, 2017 Reprints Please enter a valid email address. Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Privacy Policy Leave this field empty if you’re human: Researchers thought prevalence rates might be different in lower-income countries because of the relative political or economic instability. These circumstances could have directly contributed to higher rates — or indirectly led to lower rates, since people might not report “excessive” anxiety because their worries were justified by the issues they faced.advertisement Tags Health Disparitiesmental healthresearchlast_img read more

GE2020 – a bluffer’s guide to the General Election in numbers

first_img Electric Picnic By John Whelan – 8th February 2020 Twitter Facebook Today, Saturday, February 8 is polling day.Polling stations will remain open from 7am until 10pm tonight.Voters will elect 160 TDs across the country in 39 constituencies. Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Previous articleThe Superbowl, slow walkers and the chipper – it’s all in our Tweets of the WeekNext articleIn Pictures: Fantastic Performances by Laois Marlins at the National Aquatic Centre John WhelanJohn Whelan has been a journalist, commentator, columnist, political analyst, campaigner, politician and publisher ever since he was 17. Having been Editor of the Leinster Express, Offaly Express and the Leinster Leader he has also contributed extensively on a number of issues to all of the country’s flagship titles and programmes including the Irish Press, The Irish Independent, the Star, the Sunday Independent, the Sunday Business Post, The Sunday Times and Prime Time. He is founder of Communicate Ireland a PR, public affairs, event management and media services company.He is the author of the popular camping blog, Vanhalla – Camper Heaven. WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook Pinterest GE2020 – a bluffer’s guide to the General Election in numbers TAGS2020 General ElectionGE2020Kildare SouthLaois-Offaly Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News WhatsApp There were 158 TDs in the outgoing Dáil and this has now been increased to 160.The standing of the parties when the Dáil was dissolved was Fine Gael – 47; Fianna Fáil – 46; Sinn Féin – 22; Labour – 7; Solidarity-People Before Profit – 6; Green Party – 3; Social Democrats – 2; Independents/Others – 24.The TDs will be elected as members of the 33rd Dáil.The newly elected members of the Dáil will first convene at Leinster House on February 20 and attempt to form a new government.There are 5 seats in the Laois-Offaly constituency again. This compares with the 3 seats in both Laois and Offaly in the last general election in 2016.There are 6 outgoing TDs contesting the general election from a total of 15 candidates.The candidates are listed in alphabetical order on the ballot paper with their photo and party designation beside them.There are 11 candidates contesting the neighbouring constituency of Kildare South.Over 10,000 voters from the greater Portarlington area have been transferred from Laois and Offaly to vote in the new Kildare South constituency.There are 4 seats in Kildare South, but only 3 are up for grabs as one is already bagged by the outgoing Ceann Comhairle, Seán O’ Fearghaíll, as is prescribed by parliamentary rules.As there will be 160 TDs elected to the 33rd Dáil, 80 seats are required to achieve an overall majority.No single party has achieved an outright overall majority since Fianna Fáil last did in 1977. At that time they won 84 of the 148 seats then available.There will be an exit poll published jointly by RTE, the Irish Times and TG4 once polling stations close on Saturday night at 10pm.5,000 voters are to be surveyed for this exit poll.Counting of votes in the 2020 General Election will commence at 9am on Sunday morning.The Laois-Offaly count is in Portlaoise and there is one Returning Officer, Mr Paul Fetherstonhaugh.The Kildare South count is in Punchestown.The turnout in the Laois-Offaly constituency is always very high, usually registering in the high 60s percentage wise.The quota to be reached for the Laois-Offaly constituency is determined by the total valid poll (TVP) divided by the number of seats (5) plus one (6) with one added to that figure: e.g. The total valid poll is arrived at by subtracting the spoiled votes from the actual number of voters who turned out.Then that figure, say, 90,000 is divided by 6 (as that’s the number of seats plus 1) and that gives us, 15,000. Therefore the quota in that instance would be 15,001. (It’s a bit like the offside rule, everyone pretends to know it, but now you do!)The quota in Laois in the 2016 general election was 9,718 and for Laois-Offaly in 2011 it was 12,373.How do you vote in our Proportional Representation Single Transferable Vote system?You must mark your ballot card in order of preference which means writing the number 1 opposite your first choice of candidate, followed by 2 for your second favourite, 3 for the third, and so on.Only give one number 1 vote. Two number 1s will spoil your vote.Do not mark the boxes with an X or tick. This will spoil your vote.Do not add notes beside candidates’ photos, write slogans or draw pictures. This will spoil your vote.There were 18,398 spoiled votes in the 2016 general election.Yes, transfers matter and they all count, particularly in determining the last seats in each constituency.50 Ways to leave your TDIn the immortal words of Paul Simon, there are 50 ways to leave your loveR, and even more now since there were no mobile phones when he wrote that song.In the same vein, there are at least 50 ways to leave your TD. Do remember though that it’s not easy to put your name forward to go for election, so be civil.Even politicians have feelings and contrary to the view that it’s not personal, if it’s your name on the ballot, then it’s personal, so be nice.Here are some well-worn phrases which may get everyone off the hook.Don’t worry, we won’t forget you; We’ll look after you alright; You will get an ould vote here; Sure, you’re one of our own; We’ll give you an ould scratch; We won’t forget you; You’re the only one to call, fair play to you; We always gave you a vote in this house; You’re as good as any of the others; We won’t let you down; Leave it with us…which are all short hand for I haven’t the heart to run you from the door, but you’re there’s no chance of you getting a Number 1 here!Most importantly, do vote. 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Dyer Vows to Change Tourism’s Face

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The newly-appointed Chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Mr. Godfrey Dyer, is a man on a mission. With a passion for the industry, he is determined to change the face of Jamaica’s product.“My appointment as Chairman is for three years, and I tell you when I leave at the end of the three years, I must be proud of what I see in Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, Kingston, the South coast and all the resort areas,” he vows, with every bit of seriousness and resolve etched on his face. “I will accomplish this. Even it means I have to live on the streets to see that it happens, it is going to happen!” he exclaims.With 29 solid years under his belt as a player in the tourism business, the former two-time President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) has earned the authority to be taken seriously in the industry. “I want everybody to hold me to this commitment, for I want nothing less than the total transformation of the resort towns; and it is going to happen.”Mr. Dyer has served on the board of the Tourism Enhancement Fund since it was established in 2005. The Fund is financed through fees collected from incoming airline and cruise ship passengers, and is intended to improve the tourism product and to make the resort more physically appealing. The heavily-promoted Spruce-Up Jamaica programme is being financed through the Fund, which now stands at $2 billion.Among the projects already approved for financing under the Fund are a $60 million upgrading programme for small hotels; a $28 million improvement programme for the Montego Bay Hospital site on Gloucester Avenue; the renovation and beautification of Port Royal; the Seville Heritage Park as well as Hope Gardens in Kingston.In addition, work is to be carried out on the craft markets in the resort areas. Mr. Dyer has raised concern about the time it takes between approval and implementation of projects, and this is an immediate issue that he intends to tackle as Chairman of the TEF. “We have to get things moving faster than we had in the past,” the new Chairman says. He reveals also that he will be monitoring the projects “very closely.”In an interview, with JIS News at the Wexford Court Hotel which he formerly owned, the highly respected Western businessman says he is concerned about the look of the resort towns and the image being presented to visitors. He feels strongly that the country has to do better in terms of how it presents itself visually to people.He stresses, however, that his ten-member board does not intend to take over the responsibilities of the local authorities. Rather, they will be working collaboratively toward the common goal of improving the physical environment of the resort areas.Godfrey Dyer has had a long history of working collaboratively and in sustaining partnerships. He has a distinguished history of civic activism and community involvement.He has served in various capacities in organizations such as the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Associated Chambers of Commerce, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, the former Jamaica Telephone Company, now Cable and Wireless Jamaica Limited, the Montego Bay Co-operative Credit Union, the Jamaica Tourist Board and JAMPRO, now Jamaica Trade and Invest.Born in Spaldings, Clarendon, he attended Knox College and has served in the police force, the insurance and furniture industries as well as in the media, where he ran a radio station.His passion for service is boundless. And what consumes him now is the relentless drive to improve our tourism product. “I am determined to do it and I will do it,” he pledges. RelatedDyer Vows to Change Tourism’s Face RelatedDyer Vows to Change Tourism’s Face Advertisementscenter_img RelatedDyer Vows to Change Tourism’s Face Dyer Vows to Change Tourism’s Face UncategorizedNovember 21, 2007last_img read more

Patients of Salmon Creek chiropractic clinic potentially exposed to COVID-19

first_imgAn employee tested positive this week and worked at the clinic on Sept. 8-11, according to Clark County Public HealthSALMON CREEK — As many as 300 patients at a Salmon Creek chiropractic clinic may have been exposed to COVID-19 last week and should immediately self-isolate, Clark County Public Health said in an advisory sent out Wednesday. An employee at Bridge Chiropractic at 13800 NE 20th Ave in Salmon Creek tested positive this week, the agency said, and may have exposed patients who visited the business between Sept. 8-11, as well as 14 employees.A sign on Bridge Chiropractic in Salmon Creek says the business is temporarily closed. Clark County Public Health says an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Photo by Jacob GrannmenanA sign on Bridge Chiropractic in Salmon Creek says the business is temporarily closed. Clark County Public Health says an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Photo by Jacob GrannmenanThe business recently joined Chiro One Wellness Centers, out of Oak Brook, Ill., but the Bridge Chiropractic Fitness and Massage name remains on the building.Anyone who visited the clinic on Sept. 8-11 is considered a close contact of the employee, and should quarantine for at least 14 days from their most recent visit to the wellness center, Public Health said. Patients who visited the Salmon Creek office on other days, or visited other Chiro One locations in Clark County, were not exposed and do not need to quarantine.A note on the company’s website said the business is “temporarily closed,” but did not offer further details. Calls to the business were sent to voicemail, but the greeting message did not include any information on the closure.Clark County Public Health says an employee at Bridge Chiropractic in Salmon Creek may have exposed hundreds to COVID-19 between Sept. 8-11. Photo by Jacob GrannemanClark County Public Health says an employee at Bridge Chiropractic in Salmon Creek may have exposed hundreds to COVID-19 between Sept. 8-11. Photo by Jacob GrannemanDr. Paul Reed, who owns the clinic, has been an outspoken skeptic of the pandemic, and the mask mandate put in place by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. At least one two-star review posted a month ago on the business’ Google Maps page noted that employees were not using personal protective equipment or enforcing social distancing.A number of people on social media who have identified as clients of the business disputed those claims, noting that employees had been requiring masks, at least recently, at the Salmon Creek location.In a response to the questions, Clark County Public Health noted on their Facebook page that “the employee spent a considerable amount of time with patients and mask use was inconsistent. We are unable, at this point, to determine which of the 300 patients meet the close contact criteria (within 6 feet for 15 minutes) but, given the concern around inconsistent mask use, we’re considering all patients as close contacts.”Clark County Public Health noted that the clinic turned over contact information for clients who may have been exposed. The department will be reaching out to anyone who was a close contact and may have been exposed, but people can also call 360-386-2140 if they have questions or concerns.Symptoms of COVID-19 vary widely, and can appear from 2-14 days after exposure. If you experience cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills or repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell, contact your physician.Aside from frequent hand-washing and using hand sanitizer while out in public, health officials are urging people to avoid gatherings of more than five, and to wear face coverings when social distancing is not possible.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyCovid-19LatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Big Hollow fire tops 22,000 acres, now 15 percent contained Next : WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Wednesday, September 16, 2020AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Patients of Salmon Creek chiropractic clinic potentially exposed to COVID-19Posted by Chris BrownDate: Wednesday, September 16, 2020in: Newsshare 0 last_img read more

CU Regents Dedicate $1.5 Million Gift In Memory Of David E. Teets

first_img Published: March 20, 2002 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail At their March 21 meeting, the University of Colorado Board of Regents approved a new name for the east wing of the Engineering and Applied Science Building at CU-Colorado Springs in memory of David E. Teets, who died tragically in an accident in December 2001.  Teets was a microelectronics engineer with an undergraduate degree from CU-Boulder and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Colorado Springs campus. As a tribute to his son, Peter Teets had advised the family’s charitable gift fund to donate $1.5 million to the University of Colorado Foundation with $1 million earmarked for facilities and programs at the Colorado Springs campus and $500,000 designated for a nanotechnology initiative at CU-Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science. The Teets family has a long history of involvement with CU’s engineering colleges at both Boulder and Colorado Springs.  Peter Teets, now serving as undersecretary of the Air Force, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from CU-Boulder in applied mathematics. He retired from Lockheed Martin in 1999 where he served as president and chief operating officer. Prior to that, he headed up the Martin Marietta Space Group. CU President Betsy Hoffman said, “We are deeply touched that the Teets family has chosen to make this fitting and lasting tribute at the University of Colorado in memory of David Teets. This generous gesture means that David’s name will be remembered and will become a part of campus life and learning everyday at CU.”last_img read more

Republic National Distributing Company Makes Key Leadership Appointments

first_imgTwitter AdvertisementGrand Prairie, Texas – November 18, 2019 – Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), a world-class distributor of liquor and wine in North America, announces two key leadership appointments.RNDC has named Andy Quarm Executive Vice President of RNDC Colorado and Randy Hecklinski Executive Vice President of NDC Georgia.Bob Hendrickson, RNDC COO said, “RNDC’s growth is made possible because of the great talent in our company and in the industry. Andy Quarm and Randy Hecklinski will provide vital leadership and strategy to our operations in Colorado and Georgia.”Quarm graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1996 and started his career path with RNDC as a sales representative in May 2004. He progressed his career to a district manager, area manager, and then served as a division manager for Maryland’s largest retail sales division from 2011 to 2013. In 2013, he served as the Vice President, Marketing. In 2017 Quarm relocated to Colorado to serve as Vice President, Sales. Quarm will be based in Denver, Colorado.“Andrew’s experience with RNDC in both Sales and Finance has set him up for success in his new role,” said RNDC Region President Taylor Sommer. “He embodies the RNDC core values of accountability, customer-focus, honesty, professionalism and family! I am very excited and proud to have Andrew leading the RNDC team in Colorado!”Hecklinski joins the NDC family after a successful career in other sectors of the beverage alcohol industry. Over the last several years, he has worked in the top tier of the industry with Trinchero, Constellation, and Pernod Ricard. From leading National Accounts and regional sales professional teams, he has a proven track record as a successful sales leader. Prior to his supplier experience, Hecklinski was with Gallo and had work experiences at Romano Brothers and Monarch Beverage. He will be based in Atlanta, Georgia.RNDC Region President Mark Moser said, “Randy brings a solid foundation of training and experience from both the distributor and supplier tiers of our industry. His knowledge and perspective will bring new insights and opportunities to our team in Georgia and his management style is a great fit with our company. We are excited and fortunate to have him on our team!”About Republic National Distributing CompanyRNDC, a world-class distributor of fine wines and spirits in North America, has operations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Young’s Market Company, a partner of RNDC, distributes wines, spirits, and select beverages in the western United States including Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Visit or Pinterest Linkedin Home Industry News Releases Republic National Distributing Company Makes Key Leadership AppointmentsIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessRepublic National Distributing Company Makes Key Leadership AppointmentsBy Press Release – November 18, 2019 820 0 Facebook TAGSAndy QuarmpeopleRandy HecklinskiRepublic National Distributing Company ReddIt Email Share Previous articleDesign a Vineyard Telemetry System to Suit Your NeedsNext articleThe Frescobaldi Group Celebrates Gambero Rosso ‘2020 Winery of the Year’ Honor and Recent Induction into the Altagamma Foundation Press Releaselast_img read more

Single ICT Watchdog will Boost Investment – State Minister Robinson

first_imgRelatedSingle ICT Watchdog will Boost Investment – State Minister Robinson Single ICT Watchdog will Boost Investment – State Minister Robinson TechnologyMay 21, 2013Written by: Garfield Angus RelatedSeven Primary Schools in East Kingston Get Tablet Computers RelatedGovt Providing US$20 Million to Expand ICT Spacecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, says the creation of a single oversight agency for Information Communications Technology (ICT) is critical in attracting investment for the growth of the sector.He was speaking at the opening of the 12th International Conference on the Social Impact of Computers in Developing Countries, being held at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort in Ocho Rios, St. Ann on Sunday, May 19.As it stands, oversight of the ICT sector is shared among the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA), the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) and the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), and the Government is seeking to create a single regulatory agency with ICT-specific functions.Mr. Robison argued that the process of going through three regulators slows investments and so the intention is to simplify the regulatory environment.“As you can imagine, if you are an investor in the ICT sector, it means that you have to interface with three separate organisations and in many cases, they operate independently of each other. It is an inefficient way to operate, it slows our ability to get goods and services to market,” he stated.“The (single regulator) will ensure that we operate more efficiently and effectively, and in a more cost effective manner,” he added.Mr. Robinson said the Government is also creating the legislative environment to facilitate investment in ICT.“We are about to table Data Protection legislation, which will be tabled in this calendar year,” he informed.He noted that the 2010 Cyber Crimes Act is also being reviewed to make it easier to prosecute persons, who use technology to commit criminal activities.“Cyber crimes are now becoming a feature of transnational crimes. We, here in Jamaica, have suffered at the hands of cyber crimes. We have held a number of consultations, we have established a joint Parliamentary committee, and we have gotten submissions from stakeholders, both within and outside of Jamaica, and those amendments will be made shortly,” he stated.The State Minister informed that the Government has received support from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to establish a cyber emergency response team, which will be up and running in another six months.The four day conference, organized by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), brings together policy advisors, academics, practitioners from the private sector, non-governmental organizations and the public sector, who are involved with ICT and development in developing countries.It is being held under the theme: ‘Into the Future.’Contact: Garfield Angus Advertisementslast_img read more