Mayor McKenzie suggests NSWMA Control Scrap Metal Sector

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Mayor of Kingston, Senator Desmond McKenzie, has suggested that the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) be appointed the sole agency to collect and export scrap metal.He noted that the Authority would be ideal for this function as, for the past two years, the NSWMA has been doing a good job in the collection of scrap metal.Mayor McKenzie was speaking at the launch of the NSWMA’s 2010/11 Public Relations Campaign, at the Courtleigh Hotel and Suites, New Kingston on Wednesday (April 7).He said that the scrap metal industry needs to be regulated, as it is developing “scrap metal criminals” who have become one of the major destroyers of the environment, over the last three years.“I believe that this is becoming too ridiculous, now. How can we operate a country in which people are stealing bridges, water mains, street signs, to sell as scrap metal? It cannot continue like this,” he commented.The Mayor lamented that 45 per cent of all directional street signs and stop signs in downtown Kingston have been stolen overnight and sold as scrap metals.He said this activity has been a “nightmare” for the country in terms of cost and value noting that, in the last six years, the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) has spent in excess of $20 million to erect street signs across the Corporate Area.The Mayor noted that while some persons may see his call as a move against private enterprises, his concern was with unregulated businesses getting out of hand.“And, as far as I am concerned, the scrap metal industry in Jamaica is totally out of control,” Mayor McKenzie said. RelatedMayor McKenzie suggests NSWMA Control Scrap Metal Sector Mayor McKenzie suggests NSWMA Control Scrap Metal Sector Local GovernmentApril 12, 2010center_img RelatedMayor McKenzie suggests NSWMA Control Scrap Metal Sector RelatedMayor McKenzie suggests NSWMA Control Scrap Metal Sectorlast_img read more

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GSMA, eight leading operators plan network-sharing move

first_imgHome GSMA, eight leading operators plan network-sharing move The GSMA along with leading operator groups from Africa and the Middle East are working on sharing infrastructure to deliver mobile broadband to off-network rural communities, as well as reduce the cost of services elsewhere.The eight groups are a line-up of the leading players from the two regions: Bharti Airtel, Etisalat, MTN, Ooredoo, Orange, STC, Vodafone and Zain.“We are greatly encouraged by the shared vision of mobile operators and the common urgency to find solutions that will drive down the cost of mobile and internet services and help connect the unconnected,” said Anne Bouverot (pictured), the GSMA’s director general.Unique mobile subscriber penetration is only 40 per cent in Africa and the Middle East, compared to 47 per cent globally, said Bouverot.The initiative, which follows a meeting at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, has the support of the CEOs from the eight groups.Manoj Kohli, who is managing director of Bharti Enterprises and also chairs the public policy committee of the GSMA board, said: “We call on governments to support and encourage the commercial infrastructure sharing arrangements that we aim to propose.”The GSMA argues that regulation should encourage network-sharing arrangements as well as ease access to state-owned assets at preferential rates so that operators can deliver coverage to unserved communities. GSMARegulatoryTechnology La GSMA reclama el uso de la banda de 6 GHz para la 5G Previous ArticleMWC14 Keynote: Jasper WirelessNext ArticleEurope a step closer to single telecoms market Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Richard Handford GSMA lays out plan for MWC21 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 MAR 2014 Related GSMA seeks 6GHz boost for 5G Tags Authorlast_img read more

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Rudy’s Tenampa Taqueria coming to former Panzon’s space in Lenexa

first_imgRudy’s Tenampa Taqueria will open its second location in Lenexa in the space formerly occupied by Panzon’s. Photo credit Rudy’s Tenampa Taqueria.A taqueria that’s built up a loyal following at its original location on Westport Road in Kansas City, Mo., over the past 25 years will be opening an expansion location in Lenexa.From left, Rudy’s family members BJ Garcia, Regina Garcia, Rudy Garcia, Margie Garcia, Brandie Garcia & Anthony GarciaRudy’s Tenampa Taqueria said it expects to be open in the former Panzon’s space in the Country Hill Shopping Center at 87th Street and Lackman by mid-August. Panzon’s had been operating in the location for nearly three decades when it closed abruptly in March.Rudy Garcia, founder of Rudy’s Tenampa Taqueria, said the location’s history as a Mexican restaurant was among the factors that led to the decision to open his second location there. Rudy’s expects to bring back some of the employees who had been working at Panzon’s at the time it closed to work at the new Country Hill spot.“Our family and employees are excited to bring our traditions and authentic Mexican cuisine to Lenexa,” said Garcia, “We look forward supporting the city as well as the community as a whole for many years to come.”The original Rudy’s opened in September 1993, with a menu featuring recipes from Rudy’s mother Dora.last_img read more

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Study finds mu­sic and nat­ive lan­guage in­ter­act in the brain

first_imgThe brain’s auditory system can be shaped by exposure to different auditory environments, such as native language and musical training,A recent doctoral study by Caitlin Dawson from University of Helsinki focuses on interacting effects of native language patterns and musical experience on early auditory processing of basic sound features. Methods included electrophysiological brainstem recording as well as a set of behavioral auditory discrimination tasks.The auditory tasks were designed to find discrimination thresholds for intensity, frequency, and duration. A self-report questionnaire on musical sophistication was also used in the analyses. Share Pinterest Email Share on Twittercenter_img Share on Facebook LinkedIn “We found that Finnish speakers showed an advantage in duration processing in the brainstem, compared to German speakers. The reason for this may be that Finnish language includes long and short sounds that determine the meaning of words, which trains Finnish speakers’ brains to be very sensitive to the timing of sounds,” Dawson states.For Finnish speakers, musical expertise was associated with enhanced behavioral frequency discrimination. Mandarin speaking musicians showed enhanced behavioral discrimination in both frequency and duration. Mandarin Chinese language has tones which determine the meaning of words.“The perceptual effects of musical expertise were not reflected in brainstem responses in either Finnish or Mandarin speakers. This might be because language is an earlier and more essential skill than music, and native speakers are experts at their own language,” Dawson says.The results suggest that musical expertise does not enhance all auditory features equally for all language speakers; native language phonological patterns may modulate the enhancing effects of musical expertise on processing of specific features.last_img read more

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Bandelier Celebrates National Public Lands Day Sept. 26

first_imgLong House at Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPSNPS News:Often just known as NPLD, National Public Lands Day was established in 1994 and is traditionally known as the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. NPLD celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation, and health benefits. Bandelier National Monument and other National Parks that normally charge entrance fees, will be free of charge Saturday, Sept. 26. The park store in Frijoles Canyon operated by Western National Parks Association, will offer a 15 percent discount on all purchases. However you choose to celebrate your public lands, be sure to RecreateResponsibly!  The next and last fee free day for 2020 is Veterans Day, Nov. 11.   For more information check out:  https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/public-lands-day.htm   For more information, contact the Bandelier Visitor Center at 505.672.3861 x 0. Visit the website, www.nps.gov/band. Like us on Facebook BandelierNPS, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @BandelierNPS.    About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 419 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.last_img read more

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Cause for complaint

first_imgSo far, my experience – as designated ‘complaints partner’ for my firm – of the role of the Legal Ombudsman in complaints-handling has been a positive one. However, I am now mystified as to how we should operate our future complaints-handling process.In accordance with guidance, we have a detailed written complaints procedure which is contained within our terms of business, and which is communicated to clients at the outset of any transaction. This requires a client to go through three stages of ‘complaint’ before referring a matter to the LeO. In short, if the client is not satisfied as a result of our complaints-handling process (which ends with me), then the client can refer the complaint to the LeO (and we provide contact details for this purpose).This policy has served us well for years and we have an extremely good complaints-handling record. I was therefore perturbed to be notified of a complaint made to the LeO, of which I had not even been notified. In this case, the client made a complaint to the fee-earner dealing with the case, who responded to the complaint by email. Thinking that the matter had been satisfactorily dealt with, the file was then closed. The next we heard was a request from the LeO for copies of various letters and emails.We took up the matter with the LeO, explaining that we had been advised on a couple of occasions by LeO investigators that complaints had initially been referred back to us where clients had not followed our clearly-set-out procedures. The LeO then confirmed – ‘for the avoidance of doubt in future’ – that clients can complain to the LeO at any stage, whether or not the firm’s complaints procedure has been followed.Surely this cannot be correct? Is this not creating a substantially larger workload for the LeO, and risking the situation whereby complaints that would otherwise be resolved by firms ‘internally’ will be allocated to investigators unnecessarily?Edward R Foster, Fosters Law, Herne Baylast_img read more

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Motor insurer partners with law firm as referral ban bites

first_imgThe UK’s fourth biggest motor insurer has become the first to announce a partnership with a law firm in the aftermath of the ban on referral fees. Ageas UK has agreed a five-year partnership with Cardiff firm NewLaw to provide services for customers making non-fault personal injury claims after a motor accident. Ageas Law LLP, which starts trading from next Monday, received alternative business structure approval from the Solicitors Regulation Authority on 28 March – the last working day before the ban on referral fees came into force. The SRA has imposed a strict set of conditions on the new partnership, ruling that Ageas Legal must not provide, or be held out to the public as providing, any type of legal services. No third-party work must be transferred, referred or outsourced from Ageas Law to any of the insurance firm’s connected businesses: Groupama Insurance, Tesco Underwriting and Ageas Insurance. They may only continue with third-party claims but cannot conduct litigation. Andy Watson (pictured), chief executive of Ageas UK, said the partnership would provide customers with a ‘one-stop, high-quality journey, with fewer hand-offs to third-party suppliers’. Around eight million policyholders are insured with Ageas in the UK and the firm employs 6,000 people. In 2012 it reported net profits of £82.9m on a turnover of £1.7bn. NewLaw, which was granted an ABS licence last April, was founded in 2004 and employs around 250 people from offices in Cardiff and Glasgow. Philip Dicken, a director at the firm, said: ‘The partnership will provide Ageas customers with an integrated claims service, improving the overall customer proposition, at the point when a customer may need to claim for personal injury.’last_img read more

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Serbia obliterates Gilas from FIBA World Cup

first_img BOX SCORE: SERBIA 126 – Bjelica 20, Bogdanovic 17, Raduljica 13, Guduric 12, Jokic 11, Micic 11, Milutinov 10, Marjanovic 9, Simonovic 7, Jovic 6, Bircevic 6, Lucic 4. Nemanja Bjelica top-scored with 20 points on perfect 7-of-7 shooting, while Bogdan Bogdanovic converted four three-point baskets and finished with 17 markers for the 2-0 Serbian. MANILA – Gilas Pilipinas managed tokeep in step early but lost steam and suffered a 126-67 defeat in the hands ofthe more aggressive Serbia in the 2019 FIBA World Cup last night at the FoshanInternational Sports and Cultural Center in Foshan, China. Philippines’ Jaymar Perez stretches for a layup against the defense of Serbia’s Nemanja Bjelica. FIBA PHOTO Gilas tried to keep in step with the Serbians in the second period behind Jaymar Perez and Robert Bolick but the Serbians got its three-point shooting to go for a 20-point edge at the half. The second consecutive defeat crushedthe national men’s basketball team’s hope of moving into the second roundregardless of the outcome of its game against Angola on Wednesday. Quarterscores: 28-13, 62-35, 99-48, 126-67. /PNcenter_img Jokic also had a perfect outing for the Serbians with 11 points on 5-of-5 field goal shooting, while Boban Marjanovic saw action in the second half and tallied nine markers. PHILIPPINES 67 – Perez 16, Lee 15, Fajardo 8, Bolick 7, Aguilar 7, Blatche 5, Ravena 5, Pogoy 2, Rosario 2, Norwood 0, Almazan 0. Despite surrendering five early points to Serbia, Gilas was still in the thick of things early and even took a 9-7 lead on a stepback jumper by Paul Lee. The Serbians, however, leaned on Nikola Jokic to widen the lead to 15 points. Perez tallied 17 points. Paul Lee added 15 markers while naturalized center Andray Blatche was a disappointment anew; he finished with just five points. The Serbians pounded the Philippines in the second half with its tall line up and with its accurate outside shooting. The lead reached its largest at 52 points midway in the fourth quarter.last_img read more

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Monday Pool League

first_imgJimmy’s Den B117486797324 Jimmy’s Den A1192986731229 Bootleggers A121111176354134 TeamPWLFA+/-BonusPts San Snack Bar10821005050226 Champions Bar1284978314327 Piss Bar1275968412526 Results & Standings for August 29 (week 12) Don’t Tell Mama11477392-19517 Aussie Ally’s11386798-31615 Caddy Shack1001050100-5077 Division 1 TeamPWLFA+/-BonusPts Results: Caddy Shack 5 v 10 Jimmy’s Den A,Country Road A 10 v 5 Aussie Ally’s, Devil’s Ballroom 4 v 11 CornerHouse, Don’t Tell Mama 8 v 7 Country Road Bcenter_img Country Road B10376684-18514 Celtic Tiger12578694-8722 Results: Bootleggers A 12 v 3 Happy NightBar, Celtic Tiger 10 v 5 I Love This Bar, Champions Bar 8 v 7 Piss Bar,Jimmy’s Den B 6 v 9 San Snack Bar, OK Bar 9 v 6 Bootleggers B Corner House111101105555033 OK Bar126693876523 Country Road A1183966927327 Bootleggers B123965115-50413 Happy Night Bar1211168112-44912 Devil’s Ballroom115683821520 Division 2 Woaw’s Pub105577734520 I Love This Bar112962103-41713last_img read more

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Mourinho names Messi among the game’s greats… but forgets all about Ronaldo

first_imgJose Mourinho forgot about Cristiano Ronaldo when talking about the ‘stars’ of football capable of creating the game’s greatest moments.  Upd. at 22:40 Sport EN 06/04/2015 CEST The Chelsea manager was asked about the goal scored against his side by Stoke City’s Charlie Adam, which was from inside his own half. center_img “It was a fantastic goal,” Mourinho conceded. “A goal which any of the world’s best players would like to score. If you talk with Pele, [Diego] Maradona or [Lionel] Messi, or any of those top players, they would like to score that goal. “And not all of them have [scored a goal like that] in their careers, so in that way [Adam’s goal] is magnificent.”  It adds another chapter to the Ronaldo-Mourinho story. That the Portuguese coach didn’t mention his former player on the list with Messi, Maradona and Pele could be deemed as an intentional dig.  The relationship between the two deteriorated significantly in Mourinho’s final months as Real Madrid boss.last_img read more

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