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first_imgRelatedNew Rules for Scrap Metal Trade New Rules for Scrap Metal Trade CommerceJanuary 24, 2013Written by: Alphea Saunders Scrap metal traders will have to abide by a number of stringent rules to keep their licences, when the trade officially resumes on Monday, January 28.Announcing a raft of rigourous regulations at a press briefing at his New Kingston offices on Thursday (Jan. 24), Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, said there is a global demand for scrap metal. He said the Government’s focus is on tightening-up the system, and reinforcement, in order for Jamaica to benefit from the vital foreign exchange the industry attracts.Under the new regulations, all exporters, except those who generate metal waste in their manufacturing operations, will be required to post a $7 million bond with the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ), which is in charge of the designated central multi-user sites.“The intent is to apply a portion of the bond towards compensation for victims of theft,” Minister Hylton explained.General scrap metal exporters will only be allowed to export from the designated multi-user sites. Two of these are already open – Riverton, and Elsbeth Avenue, off Hagley Park Road. An exporter, who is convicted of theft, will pay a fine of $2 million and lose their licence to operate.“Customs and the police will be posted permanently at the sites and there will be one hundred per cent inspection of all containers…additionally, the police and Customs are authorised to carry out random checks at both exporter and dealer storage sites,” the Industry Minister said.Material will remain on display at sites for five days to facilitate public viewing before loading can begin, and “anything remotely suspect will be detained for investigation by the police and Customs – this material is held for an additional 10 days to allow for viewing by the public,” he stated.Additionally, Mr. Hylton informed that “all exporters are required to submit a police recommendation from a superintendent or an officer of greater rank…the Minister may also request a police report”.He pointed out also, that all exporters, inclusive of dealers, carriers, and handcart transporters, must be in possession of a licence or permit from the Trade Board. Licencing fees range from $5,000 to $10,000. Non-Jamaican nationals must have a work permit.Minister Hylton further outlined that special permits must be obtained from the Minister in order to export restricted materials such as irrigation pipes, railway lines, copper, I-beams, bridges, manhole covers and sign posts. He explained that it was with the support of a technical team that the Minister would make decisions about such requests.The measures will be reviewed after six months, he said.A website, www.scrapalertjamaica.com, has also been mounted by the Factories Corporation where the public can lodge complaints of theft. The site goes live on Monday.Minister Hylton told journalists that all stakeholders have been consulted, and while some are still of the view that the trade should not be re-opened, the general feedback was to go ahead with its resumption. RelatedNew Rules for Scrap Metal Trade RelatedNew Rules for Scrap Metal Tradecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsScrap metal traders will have to abide by a number of stringent rules to keep their licences, when the trade officially resumes on Monday, January 28.Announcing a raft of rigourous regulations at a press briefing at his New Kingston offices on Thursday (Jan. 24), Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, said there is a global demand for scrap metal. He said the Government’s focus is on tightening-up the system, and reinforcement, in order for Jamaica to benefit from the vital foreign exchange the industry attracts.Under the new regulations, all exporters, except those who generate metal waste in their manufacturing operations, will be required to post a $7 million bond with the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ), which is in charge of the designated central multi-user sites. Advertisementslast_img read more

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first_imgHome “All the kids do it” excuse does not work for FCC chief FCC commissioner eyes further Chinese vendor curbs Tags Previous ArticleFemales spend more money and time on mobile games than males – FlurryNext ArticleAirtel raises $349M through Infratel stake sale Richard Handford Related Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler (pictured), unconvinced by Verizon Wireless’ arguments for its 4G network management policy, has written to other US operators about when they slow down data speeds for their subscribers, according to a number of media reports.“My concern in this instance – and it’s not just with Verizon, by the way, we’ve written to all the carriers – is that it is moving from a technology and engineering issues to the business issues … such as choosing between different subscribers based on your economic relationship with them,” said Wheeler, speaking at a press conference.Verizon Wireless said last week its policy was “a highly targeted and very limited network optimisation effort, only targeting cell sites experiencing high demand.”The operator said the approach was “widely accepted” with the industry, an argument that drew the following response from Wheeler.“’All the kids do it’ was never something that worked with me when I was growing up and didn’t work with my kids,” he said, according to The Wall Street Journal. Wheeler’s comments were also picked up by Reuters.The start of the current spat was a proposal by Verizon Wireless that it might limit network speeds for its heaviest 4G users – equivalent to the top five per cent – during periods of heavy network congestion. Wheeler wrote to the operator, expressing his concern. His letter drew a response from Verizon Wireless, to which the FCC chief then responded late last week. 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 FCCRegulatoryTome WheelerVerizon Wireless FCC approves $7 billion for emergency connectivity Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 11 AUG 2014 FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE banslast_img read more

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first_imgPOLSON – A 19-year-old Polson man has been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for the November 2010 stabbing death of his mother’s live-in boyfriend.KERR-AM reports Aaron Jess Spang was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in prison for mitigated deliberate homicide in the death of 32-year-old Frank He Does It. Court records say He Does It was stabbed nine times with a butcher knife.Spang also was sentenced to five years in prison for criminal possession of dangerous drugs. Prosecutors say the stabbing was preceded by an argument between Spang and his mother had over his growing marijuana plants in her house.Spang, who was convicted in April, is not eligible for parole until serving at least 20 years of his sentence. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

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first_img Share 1:12Alabama is one of only six states that doesn’t sell lottery tickets, but that could change soon.Lawmakers in Alabama are divided on whether to legalize the lottery there to help fund Medicaid.After years of opposition, the governor of Alabama now says legalizing the lottery is the only way to cover Medicaid costs.Lucy Dadayan, a senior researcher with the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, a New York-based think tank, said if they do, it could cut into Georgia’s lottery sales.Alabama residents who drive across state lines would then be able to buy their tickets at home.“The gambling market is pretty much saturated, and there’s a lot of competition for the same pool of gamblers,” Dadayan said.Alabama already has casino gambling, but those profits go to the Native American reservations.Whether it’s Alabama with the lottery or Georgia looking for HOPE scholarship funding in casinos or horse betting, Dadayan said research shows gambling revenues have been going down nationwide since the recession.“So even if they collect some money, it’s not going to be a solution for Medicaid,” Dadayan said. “Once the novelty of it wears off, the revenues start going down.”In Georgia, lawmakers are looking into casino gambling to fund college scholarships. “These states are really late in the game in voting on legalization of lottery,” Dadayan said. “It’s highly unlikely that so late in the game that they’re going to generate the revenue they’re hoping for.”Kennesaw State University associate professor of political science David Shock said if the Alabama lottery bills pass and prove successful, they could have a modest effect on Georgia lawmakers.He said the Alabama lottery bills could generate some revenue for that state, but his concern is with the “overall negative effect on low-income people.”“A state like Alabama, it’s one of the lower-income states,” Shock said. “What ends up happening is a lot of the lower-income residents end up spending money on casinos and lotteries when they really can’t afford it.”More than 19 percent of Alabama residents live below the federal poverty line of $24,300 for a family of four.Alabama lawmakers have until next week to decide whether to put the lottery measure on the ballot for voters in November. Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility For Whom The Bell Rings 1:12 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Related Storieslast_img read more

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first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UK Climate Investments (UKCI) has announced a £14 million (R253 million) agreement with H1 Holdings to support the development of 254MW of clean energy projects across South Africa. Read more: Clean Technology Fund confirms $20m for the Facility for Energy Inclusion Finance and Policy The projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2020 and provide enough clean electricity to power nearly 200,000 homes each year. During their lifetime, they will help avoid approximately 844,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per annum. Reyburn Hendricks, Chief Executive Officer of H1 Holdings, said: “H1 Holdings is proud to be working with UK Climate Investments on promoting access to cleaner electricity in southern Africa. Generation Richard Abel, the managing director of UKCI, said: “Over 90% of electricity generation capacity in South Africa currently relies on fossil fuels. Our partnership with H1 Holdings supports the country’s transition to a new energy mix – promoting cleaner growth in southern Africa’s largest economy whilst stimulating economic development in rural areas and supporting increased BEE participation in the renewables sector.” In a company statement, UKCI explained that it will provide critical financing for the development of the Kruisvallei Hydro project in the Free State province (4MW), the Kangnas Wind Farm in the Northern Cape province (140MW) and the Perdekraal East Wind Farm in the Western Cape province (110MW). “I’m delighted that the British Government is supporting this, through UK Climate Investments and their partners, through this significant investment in three renewable energy projects, in partnership with H1 Holdings, a majority black-owned and managed company. In this way, the British Government is simultaneously supporting the low carbon transition, and economic transformation, in South Africa.” “Energy is a highly capital-intensive industry and access to finance is a challenge across the industry for all players. Our partnership will help to address the need for new generation capacity in South Africa.” The financing will be provided through an innovative funding mechanism developed by UKCI in close consultation with H1 Holdings and designed to support Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) entities.  In addition to promoting cleaner growth, the projects will stimulate rural development by employing and training at least 40% of construction, operations and maintenance staff from local communities. In January, UKCI and Investec announced that they would act as cornerstone investors in Revego Africa Energy Limited. The dedicated African renewable energy yieldco intends to seek a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange later in 2019, targeting an initial listing size of R2 billion.   TAGSclean powerKangnas Wind FarmSouth Africawind energy Previous articleKampala Capital City Authority requires solar street lighting componentsNext articleGermany: 72% of power needs to be met by non-hydro by 2030 Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. UKCI is a joint venture between the Green Investment Group and the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. UKCI forms part of the UK aid-funded International Climate Finance. UKCI is managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, the world’s largest infrastructure manager.  The investment represents UKCI’s second commitment in sub-Saharan Africa and their fifth investment in total. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter Nigel Casey, British High Commissioner to South Africa, said: “The South African Government recently underlined that secure energy supply is essential for the country’s development and that they are committed to expanding the availability of renewable power.  Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA BRICS UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

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first_imgBarrack, longtime pal of President Donald Trump, in March authored a white paper on Medium predicting that margin calls, foreclosures, evictions and bank failures stemming from the crisis could have an impact greater than that of the Great Depression on commercial real estate. He called for government support of the industry and a $500 billion tax-payer funded liquidity injection into the financial system.In April, the CEO appeared on Bloomberg Television claiming that the real estate industry was in dire straits because the government was allowing homeowners and renters skip payments. At the time, Barrack said the number of tenants in Colony’s portfolio that paid rent was “amazingly good,” but predicted a falloff in May.As for its recent defaults, Colony said that it could not guarantee its current talks with lenders would be successful. The investment firm has $1 billion of cash on hand and tapped into a $600 million credit facility. Colony’s chief financial officer, Mark Hedstrom, said the company expects to meet its obligations. [FT] —Danielle Balbi This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Colony Capital CEO Tom Barrack (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images)Tom Barrack’s prediction that the commercial mortgage market would collapse has now hit close to home.The magnate’s Colony Capital has defaulted on $3.2 billion in loans backed by hotel and health care properties, according to a regulatory filing first reported by the Financial Times.Before the coronavirus crisis sent the economy into a spiral, that portfolio of 157 hospitality and health care-related properties accounted for three quarters of Colony’s real estate balance sheet. However, the company did not specify how many properties were at risk because of the defaults.Read moreTom Barrack predicts commercial mortgage market crisisTom Barrack says RE industry verging on collapse over rent, mortgage waiversWhat the stimulus does for real estatelast_img read more

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first_img1 Comment Recommended for you Related Items:Ambros Martin, Evgeni Trefilov ShareTweetShareShareEmail 1 Comment Ambros Martin is fired: “He can now focus on his second team” Russian girls together in EHF week, Martin: We will practice as it was planned ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsLegendary Russian coach Evgenii Trefilov won’t continue his work with the Russian women’s national team after two decades of fantastic results – four World Championship titles and Olympic gold medal from Rio 2016.He will also quit his job in Kuban Krasnodar after an joint decision with the Russian Federation president Sergey Shishkarev. Trefilov had a heart surgery in February.His successor at the helm of the Russian national team is Ambros Martin. The Spanish coach led Rostov-Don to the DELO WOMEN’S EHF FINAL4 Final in May in his first season in charge of the club, after winning four EHF Champions League titles with Hungarian side Györ. Previously Martin also coached the national women’s team of Romania.“The time has come to finish my work”“I have given the Russian national team many of my years and strength. Probably, the time has come to finish my work in the national team,” Trefilov says. “I understand that it is necessary to restore my health.”President Shishkarev calls it “a very difficult decision.”“Trefilov is a legendary coach with whom all the successes of the Russian women’s handball of recent times are connected,” Shishkarev says. “He ‘lives’ handball, even being on treatment he knew about everything, worried about the players and watched the youth teams.”Trefilov will not disappear from the Russian handball scene as he will continue as vice-president of the national federation. In that role he will oversee the development of all national women’s teams in Russia.“Trefilov has vast experience, unique achievements, and this will be applied further,” Shishkarev says.Martin in charge when EHF EURO 2020 Qualifiers startMartin will be in charge of the Russian national team when the Women’s EHF EURO 2020 Qualifiers start in September. Russia will take on Slovakia and Switzerland next month, while Serbia is the fourth opponent in Group 4.“For me, it is a huge honour to become the head coach of the Russian team,” Martin says. “Russia has great traditions in handball, as is evident by victories at the largest tournaments, and this status should not only be supported, but also strengthened.”Impressive list of achievementsTrefilov leaves with an impressive list of achievements. He led the Russian women’s national team from 1999 to 2012 and again from 2013 to 2019. Under his coaching, Russia won Olympic gold (2016) and silver (2008), four word titles (2001, ’05, ’07, ’09) as well as two EHF EURO silver (2006, ’18) and two bronze medals (2000, ’08).Apart from many domestic titles with different clubs, Trefilov also won the Women’s EHF Champions League (with Zvezda Zvenigorod in 2008), the EHF Cup Winners’ Cup, EHF Cup and EHF Supercup.Source: EHF HC Rostov Don and Ambros Martin part ways! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Pingback: Neagu à propos de la décision d’Ambros Martin de quitter la Roumanie: c’est injuste – Handballlast_img read more

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first_imgIn accordance with their recently-announced new album, Saudade, acid jazz duo + ensemble Thievery Corporation have revealed their schedule of summer tour dates. Thievery Corporation will begin their summer tour April 27th at Counterpoint Music Festival in Georgia, and will include other stops at places like the newly-opened Brookyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV, and The Belly Up in Aspen, CO.Plus, Rob Garza, half the DJ duo, has remixed Shana Halligan’s, “Depth of My Soul”.  He’s released it as a single and it will be featured in on the album.   Here is the complete schedule of Thievery Corporation summer tour dates:04/27 – Kingston, GA @ Counterpoint Music Festival04/29 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s04/30 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues05/01 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues05/03 – New Orleans, LA @ Sugar Mill06/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas06/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas06/14 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen06/17 – Athens, GR @ Water Square06/18 – Thessaloniki, GR @ Babylonia06/20 – Cluj-Napoca, RO @ Electric Castle Festival07/23-27 – Floyd, VA @ FloydFest 201408/08-10 – Squamish, BC @ Squamish FestivalAnd check out Rob Garza’s , “Depth of My Soul” Remix:last_img read more

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first_imgAnd it appears that father Dale Jarrett knew his son’s future was bright, even a month before the draft. Dale Jarrett and his father Ned Jarrett may be NASCAR Hall of Famers, but the youngest Jarrett — Zach — seemed to find his niche at a baseball diamond.That dream came to fruition on Wednesday, as the Baltimore Orioles drafted Zach Jarrett in the 28th round of the 2017 MLB Draft.An outfielder, Jarrett played baseball at North Carolina’s Hickory High School before playing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A successful senior season that included a slash line of .342/.398/.549 with 13 home runs and 45 RBIs gathered attention from the major leagues. Jarrett’s college roommate and teammate T.J. Nichting was also drafted by the Orioles.last_img

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first_imgNEDERLAND — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday morning that George Finne has been located and is back with family — “Thank you for all of the help.” The Sheriff’s Office was asking for the public’s assistance in locating Finne because of a “welfare concern.”His last known contact was to his mother on July 4, using the phone at the Express Mart at Beauxart Garden and Highway 69 in Nederland.He had told his mother that he was walking to Beaumont.last_img

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