News / Bullish Lufthansa Cargo holds firm on €12 fee for use of paper air waybills

first_img“eAWB has many advantages that we want to pass on to our customers, such as that it takes less effort to process than a paper AWB.“This will also be reflected in the associated fee structure from October, when we will adjust the fees for manual input of paper AWB from the symbolic €1 to €12.”The increase won’t come as a shock as the carrier made the announcement earlier this year. But its decision to hold firm on this has surprised many carriers seemingly wary of imposing the use of eAWBs.Fortunately, Lufthansa has had a good run so far this year, recording profitability in the six months to June, despite falling volumes.Total first-half revenue for cargo hit €1.3bn, up 12.3% year on year, generating profits of €125m, representing an increase of 48.8%, even with a 2.3% drop in cargo load factor.In a statement, the carrier said: “The global air freight market remains volatile and challenging despite a historically good market situation. Lufthansa Cargo continues to systematically implement the strategic efficiency programme introduced in 2016.”And the carrier seems pleased with the progress it is making there, with the statement noting its target of €80m in sustainable savings by 2019 had almost been achieved already.And the spokesperson told The Loadstar the carrier remained optimistic over the prospects for peak season.“We are confident that there will be the almost traditional peak in demand for air freight in the last quarter also of this year,” said the spokesperson.“However, the past has repeatedly shown how volatile the industry is, so it remains to be seen just how strong it will be this year.” By Alexander Whiteman 09/08/2018 Lufthansa Cargo is set to increase its charges to customers that continue to use paper air waybills.Until now, the carrier has charged what a spokesperson told The Loadstar was a “symbolic” €1 per shipment.However, from October, the fee will increase to €12 as the carrier looks to push through adoption of eAWBs – something the industry has failed to achieve over the last decade.“In general, we are satisfied with the development of the eAWB ratio, but of course we want to achieve a noticeable further development here,” said the spokesperson.last_img read more

Man steals phone from date after hookup in abandoned parking lot

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementThe man sped away with the victim’s Galaxy J3 phone, estimated to be worth $300, deputies said.The victim met up with a group of homeless people who said they saw the man drive off towards a nearby Dollar General. She walked to the Arby’s and got in her car. She drove to the 7-Eleven on Bayshore Road where she used the business’ phone to call 911.LCSO has not released a description of the man accused of taking the woman’s phone. Ex-employee accused in North Fort Myers business burglary June 12, 2021 Driver slams parked cars into Lehigh Acres home June 17, 2021 NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — A man stole a phone from a woman he met on a dating app after their first date in an abandoned parking lot in North Fort Myers, officials said.Yesterday, Jan. 12, a woman drove to the Arby’s located at 13050 N Cleveland Avenue in North Fort Myers to meet up with a man she met on a dating app, according to an incident report from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.Once she got to Arby’s, the woman got into the man’s car and drove to an abandoned parking lot to have sex, deputies said.When they were done, the woman stepped out of the car to get dressed. That’s when the man grabbed the phone out of the woman’s hand, deputies said. Traffic Homicide Unit investigates Sanibel crash that left one man dead June 14, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Lee County Sheriff’s OfficeNorth Fort Myersstolencenter_img North Fort Myers man sentenced to over 2 years in prison for counterfeiting money June 16, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement Advertisement RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

Zach Tuohy on nerves supporting Portlaoise, never watching the 2009 Leinster final and much more

first_img Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Previous articleMeet the Longford native hoping to lead Courtwood to Leinster gloryNext articleTable quiz to be held in aid of Portlaoise Hospital Special Care baby unit Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook Twitter Twitter Pinterest Community Community WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Pinterestcenter_img New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Council Zach Tuohy on nerves supporting Portlaoise, never watching the 2009 Leinster final and much more TAGSGeelongPortlaoiseZach Tuohy By Alan Hartnett – 8th November 2018 Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Home Sport GAA Zach Tuohy on nerves supporting Portlaoise, never watching the 2009 Leinster final… SportGAAGaelic Football Zach Tuohy and Steven Miller We were delighted to have one of Laois’s most well known sports person in our office recently.Portlaoise native Zach Tuohy is back home on the off-season from Australia and in a wide-ranging video interview which will be posted on our Facebook page at 6pm this evening, he talks about all things Portlaoise, Laois, Geelong and much more.The Portlaoise footballers play Moorefield in Newbridge on Sunday and while Zach will be at the game, he confirmed that he will not be togging out.He said: “Not this time, my body took a bit of a beating this year probably more so than it has in the past.“So this break is good and I had a very minor operation. It is that time of the year. But I’ve been very fortunate, I haven’t had anything done to me in eight or nine years.“So I’m not available this time to play for Portlaoise.”Tuohy has not played for Portlaoise for the last number of years and revealed that he really struggles with being a fan.“I used to mock my parents, my mother in particular, because she is brutal at watching games – she walks around the back of the stand and doesn’t watch them. “But I’ve found from not playing in the last couple of years that I am just as bad. Post win is great and you’re not nervous when you are playing but watching it is just shocking.”Looking back, Tuohy talked about how being on a Laois minor team that won a Leinster title and lost an All-Ireland semi final to Derry after a replay in 2007 allowed him to be spotted by Aussie scouts.He said: “I didn’t play for Laois when I was really young, U-16 was probably the first time, so I was kind of a late bloomer.“The crop we got at minor was really successful, at least in Leinster anyway. We got beaten in an All-Ireland semi final but there was probably enough talent there to win the whole thing.“It was a good team and I was lucky because I might not have been spotted by the Aussies if we weren’t successful.“It was the Leinster final which put my name in the hat as far as the Australians were concerned.”That minor team contained the likes of Donie Kingston, Sean Ramsbottom, Conor Meredith, John O’Lughlin and Kieran Lillis – and Zach says it was brilliant getting to play with them.He said: “Those guys are still really excellent footballers and that is a great sign of how good a minor team is if come senior, the majority of lads are still there.“It was good fun and that day against Derry, although we drew, was one of the most memorable days I had.”Zach signed for Carlton later that year but didn’t move to Australia until 2009 – leaving just after Portlaoise had won the championship in Laois meaning he missed out on winning a Leinster club title.He said: “That was the worst. That was the most homesick I ever felt.“I still haven’t watched that Leinster final. I’ve seen the trophy going up but I haven’t got it in me to watch it.“I don’t remember ever thinking at that stage about packing it in but I was desperately angry about missing that.”Zach will return to Australia soon to resume his career with Geelong – but he still intends to come back and play for Laois at some stage.He said: “I don’t know what the future hold and I don’t know where I will end up workwise – and obviously I’ve got a young family.“Hopefully I will play for another five years in Australia and after that I will have to decide if I want to uproot my family and bring them back.“But I have always said I would like to put a year aside and give Laois plus Portlaoise a crack.“That is still the plan. Definetely a full club year and also a year with Laois.”You can check out the full interview with Tuohy and our own Steven Miller on Facebook this evening at 6pm.SEE ALSO – WATCH: Laois footballer Comerford signs for Cork Citylast_img read more

A list of powerful GAA women operating in a man’s world

first_img Facebook Council By LaoisToday Reporter – 23rd November 2018 Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp A list of powerful GAA women operating in a man’s world They say that behind every good man is an even better woman – but in this case here, the women are doing it all by themselves.The GAA is known inherently as a male dominated organisation.All of the members of the GAA at executive level are men and when you look at Laois, just one member of the county board is a woman.But the women of Laois make a real contribution to Gaelic Games and we have compiled this list in a bid to recognise the work they do and the influence that they have.For the purposes of this, we have excluded anyone who operates in the Ladies GAA as we want to show how these Laois women are thriving in what is thought to be a male dominated environment.We have picked out 26 from all over Laois and you can check it out below:Chloe Farrell (Slieve Bloom)Slieve Bloom secretary Chloe Farrell who is one of the few women who are involved in an administrative capacity with a men’s GAA club in Laois.In a previous My Club and I interview, she described her favourite memory while being involved with Slieve Bloom being the Junior A Championship final in 2016. “Winning that game and moving up to Intermediate meant so much to the club,” she said.However we have a feeling their intermediate final win this year may have even topped the previous memory.Carmel Dunne (Rosenallis)Whether it be an U11 football group decider, or a Senior ‘A’ first round game, you can count on Carmel to be there, with her camera in tow.Every club experience in the last few years has been documented with her enthusiasm and good eye for a shot.Carmel is also one of the few women involved in an administrative capacity with a men’s GAA club in Laois. She has also proven to be an extremely efficient PRO for Rosenallis GAA.Anne Lawlor (Emo)Anne definitely has to go on record as being one of the most helpful club sectaries in Laois GAA circles. The Lawlors are known for being immersed in Emo GAA, and Anne is there to report on matches hail, rain or snow,Anne is also a part of the full-back line for St Paul’s LGFA, who took home the junior title this year.Donna Conroy (Clonaslee)Donna is secretary of Clonaslee and she never misses any of their games – in hurling or in football.She is a great help to LaoisToday with her excellent note keeping to for the games we cannot get to.Rumour has it she will step down from her role and the AGM but all of us here certainly hope that she doesn’t!Clare Coleman (Annanough) She may be married to a man from one of Annanough’s closest rivals Courtwood, but Coleman’s loyalties are firmly with the blue and yellow.She has been secretary in Annanough for the last number of years since being appointed the club’s first female officer and has been instrumental in a number of the successful fundraisers that they have run in recent years. Has since been joined on the top table by treasurer Kathleen Donlon, who has also been heavily involved in Stradbally Parish Gaels.Mary Whelan (Ballypickas)When you think of Ballypickas, you instantly think of this woman.She is so passionate about all things Ballypickas and never, ever misses a match. We memorably interviewed her after last year’s championship win on Facebook Live and her reaction showed just how much it all means to her.She also likes to keep the County Board lads on their toes with her encyclopedic knowledge of the GAA rule book!Ballypickas delegate Mary WhelanRoslyn Larkin (Stradbally)Stradbally’s PRO is Roslyn Larkin and she is involved in every aspect of the club from the Kids Club to senior.Roslyn attends every game and if any of you have ever attended a game in Bill Delaney Park – you will certainly have heard Ros roaring on the lads with all her might!Ursula Dunphy (Camross)Ursula Dunphy ticks almost every box you want as a club secretary – organised, efficient, detailed and passionate. Usually clad from head to toe in the black amber and while her duties are off the pitch, her hard work ensures a club like Camross stay competing on so many fronts.Anne Smith (St Joseph’s)From the famed St Joseph’s Dempsey family, her four brothers – Mick, Sean, Martin and PJ – all played senior championship football for Laois. Married to former Portarlington and Laois star Tommy Smith, she has been heavily involved with St Joseph’s for the last number of years and is the current treasurer. Seems to be an ever present at every Joseph’s game – from underage girls to the men’s senior team – and also a very active fundraiser.Monica Delaney (Castletown)We stand to be corrected on this but we believe she was the first female chairperson of a Laois club when she took on the top job in Castletown a number of years ago. A regular at County Board meetings in recent times, she is now on the executive itself as the Irish Officer and the only woman on the Laois GAA top table, following in the footsteps of the likes of Marcella Daly and Evelyn Dunne-Lynch.Fiona Delaney (Camross)We reckon that nothing happens in Camross or Killanure NS that Fiona doesn’t know about or isn’t involved in!She once famously travelled home from the other side of the world one weekend for an U-16 match – that’s how dedicated she is.She also has a huge involvement in Cuman na mBunscol where she has been behind many Killanure victories as well as being chairperson of Laois Cumann na mBunscol and being involved at Leinster Council level.Liz Burke (Camross)There is not a blade of grass cut in Camross GAA pitch that Liz wouldn’t know about. A truly exceptional woman, Liz’s children’s involvement and commitment to hurling and camogie is testament to the woman herself.Sons Martin and Tomas both ply their trade on the county final winning Camross senior hurling team, while daughters Aoife, Sile and Mairead are mainstays in the Camross camogie side and have represented their county for numerous years.Liz can also been seen supplying soup and cups of tea to the Camross hurlers after training. A true commitment to her club.Jennifer Fitzpatrick (Portlaoise)Portlaoise GAA PRO Jennifer always makes time to answer inquiries about her Portlaoise side and aims to promote both codes, hurling and football.Jennifer was one of the chief organisers the Voice of the Town fundraiser, among others for the club. She sits on both juvenile and senior committees – and she is also coaching the U-11 boys team have previously coached girls from U-18 to U-12. A woman of many talents.Aisling ‘Nailers’ O’Neill and Janet Bennett (Portarlington)Ah the glorious Port women, how we in LaoisToday absolutely adore them!They are absolutely mad about all things Portarlington GAA and their Snapchat coverage is absolutely hilarious.There certainly was not enough of them on our platforms in 2018 but we will rectify that in 2019!Catherine Cahill (O’Dempsey’s)Secretary of O’Dempsey’s and an absolutely tireless worker for the club. With three adult teams and all their own underage teams, O’Dempsey’s are a busy club.They’ve big support, look after their players very well and are always competitive. That takes a big effort off the field as well as on it and it’s people like Catherine that help make it possible.Adrainne McCarthy (Portarlington)One of the most feared and revered committees in the GAA is the County Hearings Committee.These people have the power to overturn a ban or even recommend that it is increased. The secretary of this group is Adrianne McCarthy and she is the very definition of powerful.Suzanne Payne (Mountmellick)If you ever take a trip to Acragar, you are very likely to encounter this smiling face on the gate as you head in.Suzanne Payne is the treasurer of Mountmellick and she has been at the heart of a number of very successful fundraisers the club has ran in recent years.Claire McHugh (Killeshin)Another mighty club woman who is the treasurer of her club.Claire McHugh has been at the reigns of Killeshin during a period which has saw them develop new playing fields and launch plans to build a new two-storey clubhouse. Representatives from Killeshin, Co Laois, receiving their award for the 300-1000 Population category, at the IPB ‘Pride of Place’ awards ceremony in association with Co-operation Ireland at City Hall, Cork.Included are, Dr Christopher Moran, chairman of Co-operation Ireland, Michael Garvey, CEO of IPB Insurance and Tom Dowling, chairperson of Pride of Place.Picture: David KeaneRita Brennan (Crettyard)Just down the road from the aforementioned McHugh, is Rita Brennan from Crettyard.Crettyard is one of the best run clubs in the county and with Rita in charge of the finances, we are not one bit surprised.Brenda Delaney, Theresa Whelan and Maura Fleming (All Borris-Kilcotton)Borris-In-Ossory and Kilcotton are single clubs for football but they are fully amalgamted as Borris-Kilcotton in hurling.And the top three positions in their club are filled by women. Brenda Delaney, mother of corner back Noal, is chairperson, Theresa Whelan is secretary while Maura Fleming is the treasurer. Now there is a powerful and formidable trio if we ever heard of one!Liz Burke and Linda Murphy (Both Barrowhouse)Borris-Kilcotton may have three women at their top table but over on the other side of the county, Barrowhouse have two.Liz Burke is the chairperson while Linda Murphy is the secretary and they have both been heavily involved in a range of successful events that the club has run in recent years.Mairead Fitzpatrick (Ballinakill)The secretary of Ballinakill and like a number of the women mentioned on this list, she never misses a game that her club are involved in.Mam to full forward Seamus, Mairead is heavily involved in the club at all levels from juvenile to senior.Grainne Kirwan (Trumera)The secretary of Trumera and she lives and breathes everything that the club does.Rarely misses a game at any level but on the occasion this year when she was out of the country, she was very appreciative of our Live Blog to keep her up to date. Community Home We Are Laois A Bit of Fun A list of powerful GAA women operating in a man’s world We Are LaoisA Bit of Fun Pinterest SEE ALSO – Death has occurred of well-known Laois man George Dobson Twittercenter_img WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Previous articleIn Pictures: Magical garden setting for book lovers at The PantryNext article€1.2m boost for Emo Court under government scheme LaoisToday Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSLaois GAAPowerful Women Pinterest Facebook Twitter Community Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

2020 Remembered: ‘Intimidated and afraid’ – Late night parties in Laois park leave residents fearful

first_imgHome We Are Laois 2020 Remembered: ‘Intimidated and afraid’ – Late night parties in Laois park… We Are Laois In September, resident’s expressed their concerns over the anti social behaviour taking place in the People’s Park in Portlaoise.Late night parties with loud music, drinking and drug-use all taking place in the People’s Park in Portlaoise have left nearby residents ‘intimidated and afraid’.LaoisToday has received reports of serious incidents of anti-social behaviour which have gone on long into the night – almost every night.The park, at that time, has been described as ‘a ghetto’ with mainly young people gathering in large crowds where they party away – with some of them being found asleep or worse the next morning.According to a nearby resident who spoke to LaoisToday, but did not wish to be identified over fears surrounding their safety should their identify be known, the frequency of these parties has increased throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Twitter Pinterest Prior to that, residents living along the Timahoe Road, would be subjected to disturbances primarily at weekends. But now, the parties occur almost every night and the numbers in attendance continue to grow.They said: “At night the park turns into a ghetto, there is no better way of saying it. Crowds of teenagers and young people gather there to party with drugs, alcohol and loud music.“These parties go on well into the early hours of the morning getting progressively louder and more out of control as the night goes on. They blast loud music and scream and shout all night long.“The residents in the housing estates nearby are all afraid. They are terrified and cannot sleep and this has gone on for far too long.“In the morning the town park is littered with rubbish, broken glass bottles, cans, condoms, and drugs wrappers, all of which can be found in the children’s play area.“They are urinating on the equipment and often two or three of them can be found asleep in the castle in the children’s area in the morning, totally drugged out of their minds.“They are intimidating and extremely rude and abusive if approached.”Things have escalated in recent weeks – with fireworks being set off in the park which have frightened animals and people alike.They said: “This weekend has been particularly out of control, every night there has been loud parties and this weekend saw the introduction of fireworks.“Recently, when I was walking in the park I noticed two young guys lying in the bushes, one was on a phone, I did not approach them.“Shortly afterwards an ambulance arrived and took the guy who had been lying on the ground out on a stretcher, in full view of the playground.“Clearly that young man was either intoxicated or overdosed and I really hope that he will make a full recovery, but for that to be witnessed or potentially witnessed by children is totally unacceptable.“I have called the Gardai numerous times, sometimes it has been broken up but they always return. Something must be done about it before someone is seriously hurt.“The elderly residents in this area do not feel safe walking in the park even in the mornings because they are intimidated and afraid.”Gardai confirmed to LaoisToday that they have been called to the People’s Park to disperse these gatherings.The Caothaoirleach of Laois County Council, Catherine Fitzgerlad, confirmed to LaoisToday that she too has been contacted about issues of anti-social behaviour in the People’s Park.She said that she will be raising this issue at the meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District next week.Cllr Fitzgerald said: “I have received numerous complaints from people living on the Timahoe Road and the Downs about episodes of anti social behaviour.“This is unacceptable and should not be happening. I have put it down as a notice of motion for next Wednesday’s meeting.“I will be calling on Laois County Council to take action to tackle this issue immediately.”SEE ALSO – For more 2020 Remembered stories, click here Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter 2020 Remembered: ‘Intimidated and afraid’ – Late night parties in Laois park leave residents fearful Electric Picnic WhatsApp Electric Picnic TAGS2020 Remembered By LaoisToday Reporter – 27th December 2020 Facebook Previous article2020 Remembered: Laois pub sparkles in famous ‘Pub Spy’ in the Sunday WorldNext articleCoronavirus: Four further deaths and 744 new cases LaoisToday Reporter last_img read more

Engineering Days, Spring Design Expo scheduled at CU-Boulder

first_img Published: April 18, 2013 Engineering students at the University of Colorado Boulder are gearing up for several days of intensive activity next week, when they will celebrate Engineering Days and display their hands-on design projects at the annual spring Engineering Design Expo.Engineering Days, or E-Days, is an annual celebration of the engineering profession organized by the University of Colorado Engineering Council, or UCEC, and student honor societies. Activities include a water rocket launch, high school and college egg drops, a carnival and other fun activities for students.The college egg drop will be held Friday, April 26, starting at 1 p.m. on the west side of CU-Boulder’s Engineering Center. Students will compete for cash prizes by creating innovative contraptions to protect a raw egg when dropped from the eight-story office tower. Categories include Best Use of an Engineering Principle, Largest Volume Entry and Biggest Splash, among others. More details and a schedule of Engineering Days events can be found at http://engineering.colorado.edu/ucec.On Saturday, engineering students will demonstrate their hands-on design projects at the Engineering Design Expo. This year’s event will showcase 80 team projects by engineering undergraduates, from freshman to senior, as well as high school students from Skyline High School in Longmont and Centaurus High School in Lafayette. The college-wide event is open to the community from noon to 3 p.m. at the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory, located at Colorado Avenue and Regent Drive.Student projects will be set up both inside and outside the ITL Laboratory, and will include assistive technology for people with disabilities, new energy solutions, games for health, Rube Goldberg machines, and much more. Visitors can vote for their favorite project to win the “People’s Choice Award.”For more information about the Engineering Design Expo call 303-492-7222 or go to http://itll.colorado.edu.Contact: Derek Reamon, ITLL, [email protected] Kumar Thurimella, UCEC, [email protected] Carol Rowe, [email protected] Categories:AcademicsScience & TechnologyGetting InvolvedCampus CommunityNews Headlinescenter_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

UCP of the North Bay Gratitude Awards

first_imgHome Industry News Releases UCP of the North Bay Gratitude AwardsIndustry News ReleasesUCP of the North Bay Gratitude AwardsBy Press Release – September 12, 2014 62 0 AdvertisementEmployer of the Year AwardsSonoma County, California. – United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of the North Bay is honored to announce the Employer of the Year awards at their upcoming Gratitude Awards ceremony.Presented at the UCP of the North Bay’s 2014 Grapes & Gratitude reception at Jacuzzi Winery on September 18, 2014, the Gratitude Awards recognize companies whose exceptional activities, achievements and dedication exemplify UCP of the North Bay’s mission to educate, advocate and provide support services to ensure a “life without limits” for people with a spectrum of disabilities.The Employer of the Year Awards recognize businesses that have made an outstanding contribution to employing people with physical and/or developmental disabilities or have supported the training and hiring of people with disabilities.This year’s honorees are:• For Napa County: Sutter Home/Trinchero Family Estates for providing employment to employees with disabilities at WineBev Services• For Solano County: Unique Recycling for providing employment to employees with disabilities at Gone For Good• For Sonoma County: CamelBak for providing apprenticeships to students at Cypress School and Friedman’s Home Improvement for providing supported employment to employees with disabilities at OADSUCP of the North Bay is proud to honor these exceptional businesses for their efforts to create an inclusive work environment that recognizes abilities, not differences. These businesses stand as an example of what can be done by corporate citizens to support people with disabilities to achieve meaningful employment and equal rights.“Our goal at UCP of the North Bay is for all people with disabilities to live a ‘life without limits,’ says Margaret Farman, Chief Executive Office at UCP of the North Bay. “These four partners set an impressive standard offering dignified employment to people with disabilities and helping to make a significant shift in our cultural views, highlighting the benefits of employing people with disabilities.”About United Cerebral Palsy of the North BayUCP of the North Bay “enhances the quality of life of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, their families, and their communities.” We believe that individuals with even the most challenging disabilities have the right to quality education and transition services; integrated employment opportunities with competitive wages and career opportunities; and accessible recreation programs. Our primary services are: Education, Transition Services, Social Enterprise Employment Programs, Supported Employment and Recreation Services. Please visit www.ucpnb.org; www.cypress-school.org; www.goneforgooducpnb.com; www.oadsucpnb.org; www.winebev.comAdvertisement Facebook Pinterest ReddIt Linkedin TAGSTrinchero Family Estates Previous articleAfternoon Brief, September 12Next articleAfternoon Brief, September 15 Press Release Twitter Email Sharelast_img read more

$382 Million for PATH to Further Empower Jamaicans

first_imgRelated$382 Million for PATH to Further Empower Jamaicans Related$382 Million for PATH to Further Empower Jamaicans Related$382 Million for PATH to Further Empower Jamaicans FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Labour and Social Security will spend $382 million this financial year, to further empower Jamaicans under the Programme for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH).Details of this allocation are contained in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.Under the Social Protection Project, the government will aim to improve the effectiveness of PATH by providing benefits designed to motivate academic achievement and retention in secondary schools.It will also seek to develop a structured system to assist working age members of PATH households to attain meaningful employment, as well as to enable a comprehensive review of the public sector pensions, improving systems administration and building capacity for public sector pension reform.This year, the project will see the implementation of a social housing project, expected to deliver some 120 housing solutions; the re-certification of approximately 37,000 PATH families for continued eligibility; the development of a graduation policy and exit strategies for PATH; and the provision of skills training and remedial education to some 525 farmers, 120 low literacy clients and 500 youth. The initiative, which is being funded by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, commenced in October 2008 and is expected to continue until September 2013.It has seen a number of achievements up to March 2013. These include: the expansion of the cash transfer from 236,000 to 408,000 beneficiaries; the introduction of new benefits for poor households to include differentiated payments and post-secondary grants to create incentives for school attendance and completion; and the implementation of a new beneficiary management information system for PATH.By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reportercenter_img $382 Million for PATH to Further Empower Jamaicans LabourApril 9, 2013 Advertisementslast_img read more

Justice Muñiz, 23 appellate judges win merit retention contests; seven trial court seats decided

first_imgJustice Muñiz, 23 appellate judges win merit retention contests; seven trial court seats decided Florida Supreme Court Justice Carlos Muñiz was retained in office by a near two-to-one margin in the November 3 merit retention judicial elections.In addition, all 23 district court of appeal judges up for merit retention easily were retained by Florida voters.Balloting also saw four circuit court and three county court judgeship runoff races resolved.According to unofficial results, with nearly all of the state’s ballots tallied, Muñiz received 65.75% yes votes out of almost 9.6 million ballots cast in his race.For the district courts of appeal, according to the unofficial results:• In the First DCA, Judge Joseph Lewis, Jr., got a 70.35% yes vote, Judge Scott Makar received 66.36%, Judge Rachel Nordby got 66.92%, Judge Tim Osterhaus got 64.44%, Judge Clay Roberts got 66.63%, and Judge Adam S. Tanenbaum got 65.17%.• In the Second DCA, Judge Drew Atkinson received a 70.89% yes vote, Judge Morris Silberman got 71.06%, Judge Daniel H. Sleet got 70.96%, and Judge Andrea Teves Smith got 74.98%.• In the Third DCA, Judge Monica Gordo totaled a 73.77% yes vote, Judge Eric William Hendon got 75.08%, Judge Fleur Jeannine Lobree received 72.78%, Judge Thomas Logue got 72.66%, and Judge Bronwyn Catherine Miller got 74.93%.• In the Fourth DCA, Judge Alan O. Forst received a 64.16% yes vote, Judge Mark W. Klingensmith got 63.03%, and Judge Martha C. Warner got 77.04%.• In the Fifth DCA, Judge Kerry I. Evander received a 72.29% yes vote, Judge John M. Harris got 72.88%, Judge Richard B. Orfinger got 71.11%, Judge Meredith Sasso got 70.7%, and Judge F. Wallis Rand got 72.01%.In the four circuit court races that were decided, in the Second Circuit, Group 4, Tiffany Baker defeated Amanda P. Wall 58.76% to 41.24%. In the Seventh Circuit, Group 14, Joan Anthony defeated Dan Hilbert 56.74% to 43.26%. In the 15th Circuit, Group 30, Judge Jaimie Goodman defeated Adam Myron 59.17% to 40.83%. And in the 17th Circuit, Group 18, Judge George Odom, Jr., edged Dennis Daniel Bailey 50.07% to 49.93% in a contest that could result in a recount. The margin was 1,117 votes out of 786,211 cast.For the three county court races, in Hillsborough County, Group 7, Monique Scott defeated Bill Yanger 65.18% to 44.82%. In Manatee County, Group 4, Melissa Gould defeated Kristy Zinna 60.94% to 39.06%. In Nassau County, Group 1, Jenny Higginbotham Barrett defeated John Joseph Cascone 59.96% to 41.04%. Nov 04, 2020 Top Storieslast_img read more

Blog: When will we see 5G network slicing in the US?

first_img AT&Tnetwork slicingT-Mobile USVerizon 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 Blog: Could Covid-19 boost the US prepaid market? Blog: Digging into Verizon move on Tracfone Blog: Will Dish renew interest in dynamic pricing? HomeBlog Blog: When will we see 5G network slicing in the US? Previous ArticleChina Telecom targets 5G network costsNext ArticleHuawei Releases 5GtoB Solution We’ve heard about 5G network slicing for a while now and although testing has progressed, the industry is yet to make large deployments.But why, and when can we expect the technology to hit the US?There are two key things to know about network slicing. First, it isn’t necessarily a new concept and, second the type of implementation most are talking about in a 5G context requires a standalone (SA) core.Adam Koeppe, Verizon SVP of technology planning and development, told Mobile World Live (MWL) partitioning the network to route traffic a certain way based on device requirements has been around since the early days of LTE.He said the difference with 5G is “you’ve now got a fully programmable virtual infrastructure that has automation and orchestration on top of it, and you can create more slices in a much more elegant way than you could in the past”.This “is really designed for the 5G SA core. Those two go hand-in-hand”.Verizon is working toward “full commercialisation” of its SA 5G core in H2 2021 and, once complete, Koeppe said the operator will be able to deploy slicing if and where it needs.AT&T told MWL it began initial SA deployments in late 2020 and is “on track to scale and deliver capabilities to our customers when they need it”.T-Mobile US launched nationwide SA 5G coverage in August 2020: Mark McDiarmid, SVP of radio network engineering and development (pictured, right), told MWL the operator is working hard with vendor partners to develop slicing capabilities, and mentioned home broadband as a potential contender for early application of the technology.Broadband is a bit easier because “the devices and homes are not mobile so you don’t need to include the mobility functions in 5G, in the core network when you’re serving that type of session”.He added the operator could realistically deploy the capability “in the next 12 months”, though a T-Mobile representative later noted this was not a commitment to do so.DriversKoeppe stated network slicing deployments will largely be driven “by an operator’s need to serve traffic efficiently”.“It’s not like a consumer use case or enterprise use case is saying this can only function with network slicing”.But, in a report issued last month, ABI Research highlighted 5G slicing as a key enabler of new revenue streams for operators, estimating the technology would generate cumulative revenue of more than $20 billion globally by 2026. The majority of this ($12 billion) was tipped to come from serving industrial manufacturing, C-V2X and logistics segments.Meanwhile, GSMA Intelligence’s Operator in Focus 2020 survey found operators view automotive manufacturing, financial services and healthcare as the top three industry verticals which will benefit the most from network slicing.It noted 22 per cent of operators are likely to pitch network slicing as the primary 5G value proposition for enterprises over the next two years.ABI Research outlined three factors driving operator interest in network slicing: the ability to optimise network efficiency; to rollout new services without disrupting existing ones; and to help enterprise customers offer a wider range of services.Don Alusha, senior analyst for 5G core and edge networks, stated “the industry at large now realises that to extract the value at stake, there is a need to enhance the traditional way of doing business and clearly articulate business drivers and commercial utility of slicing to vertical partners”.Other factorsInterest in slicing is one thing, execution another.Beyond the need for a SA 5G core, there are a several other considerations operators must consider, including device compatibility and roaming.Koeppe explained a SA 5G core will also support non-standalone (NSA) applications, but noted a large proportion of early 5G devices are only compatible with NSA. As a result, Verizon (and likely others) will need to consider whether there is “a use case on NSA devices that makes sense to fit into the slicing capabilities”.“We may have one and we’ll implement that, but at this time it’s to be determined.”Roaming and the ability to implement slicing across operators is another factor. Koeppe noted 3GPP’s 5G specifications will define “the basics of what a network slice is”, making it possible for two different operators with SA cores to create matching slices.Issues may arise, however, if a customer roams on a network less advanced than their home network.“It creates a lot more opportunities for different types of roaming relationships, but it also adds an element of complexity,” he said, adding it is still “very early for that type of implementation”.Alusha concluded the path toward network slicing is a “long-haul endeavour” which will likely begin with small, single-vendor implementations.Multi-vendor deployments “will materialise with further industry alignments on terminal support, business model, and collaboration among system integrators, vendors and CSPs,” he said.The editorial views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and will not necessarily reflect the views of the GSMA, its Members or Associate Members. 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