Luckbox appoints former 888 manager Kaspi as CFO

first_img“A few years ago, I had the chance to provide CFO services to a start-up within the esports domain and I was given a shot to learn about the great potential of this industry,” Kaspi said. “When the opportunity came, I thought that Luckbox has the potential to become a fantastic growth story in the future and its background, coupled with the public listing, were very appealing.” The appointment comes after Real Luck Group, Luckbox’s parent company, last month debuted on Toronto’s TSX Venture Exchange, following approval earlier in 2020. Kaspi will join Luckbox after a spell as CFO at ParaZero, a developer of drone safety solutions. Luckbox in October also hired Lachlan Thomson from its rival Unikrn to help the business scale up its marketing efforts. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Luckbox chief executive Quentin Martin added: “I am delighted to formally welcome Ran to the team. Management Tags: Luckbox Ran Kaspi Esports betting operator Luckbox has named Ran Kaspi, previously economics and performance team leader at 888, as its new chief financial officer. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Luckbox appoints former 888 manager Kaspi as CFO Topics: Esports esports betting Management 8th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher “His talent and experience are hugely relevant to our story and he will play a major role as we look to build on our phenomenal success in 2020 and our new life as a public company.” Prior to this, he spent more than two years as finance director for ecommerce solutions provider Global-e, as well as six years in his management role at 888. Email Addresslast_img read more

Football Business : Hit hard by Covid19, English Football Association cuts…

first_img Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo FA staring at 369.42Mn loses WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video “As a not-for-profit organisation, this will hit us hard,” FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said in a statement. “Therefore, over recent months, we have forensically analysed the budget of every division within the FA in order to identify the most suitable areas to make costs savings.“The situation has worsened to a point where we now need to reduce the size of the FA in order to deal with the financial impact of the crisis.” Facebook Twitter Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football FootballSports BusinessFootball BusinessLatest Sports NewsSport Previous articleGolf Business: Fox ends $1Bn deal, NBC is back as US Open broadcasterNext articleIPL 2020 : ‘IPL World’s biggest cricket league’ says Kane Williamson Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. By Kunal Dhyani – June 29, 2020 The FA said 42 positions were already vacant before the COVID-19 crisis while they are proposing to remove a further 82 roles from the organisation.The FA Cup restarted over the weekend with the four quarter-final ties in empty stadiums with Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City advancing to the semi-finals. Football Business : Hit hard by Covid19, English Football Association cuts 82 jobs RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates TAGSEnglish FA cuts 82 jobsFA Cup LiveFA staring at 360MN LosesFootball BusinessPremier League SHAREcenter_img Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Ethan Ampadu sent off as Wales get reduced to 10-men; Follow Live Updates The Football Association has announced plans to cut 82 jobs to help cover expected losses of around $369mn due to the coronavirus pandemic. The FA in total will make 124 positions redundant within the organisation due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the governing body said on Monday. At the end of April, the FA board signed off proposals to cut the budget by £75m annually for up to four years. “It might seem that football has weathered the storm by getting the top flight men’s game playing again,” Bullingham said. Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Latest Sports News Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityUndoTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoIn a sign that the governing body is planning to dramatically reduce its brief across the English game, Bullingham said the FA can no longer “afford to do all the things that we did before” but reaffirmed its commitment to the men’s and women’s national teams. Football Football Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener; Follow Live Updates PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Football With soccer suspended for 100 days in England due to the pandemic, the lack of revenue from international matches and domestic cup games hit the FA, who said they are planning for potential losses of around 300 million pounds ($369.42 million). Chief executive Mark Bullingham said the governing body would “never recoup” the lost income and warned that future revenue streams – including events at Wembley which are worth £35m annually – could “take years to recover”.last_img read more

Access Bank Limited ( 2016 Presentation

first_imgAccess Bank Limited ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 presentation For more information about Access Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (  2016 presentation Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Panel ecuménico da inicio a un foro de la ONU…

first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Panel ecuménico da inicio a un foro de la ONU sobre cuestiones indígenas Por Lynette WilsonPosted May 9, 2012 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Sarah Eagle Heart (a la derecha), misionera de la Iglesia Episcopal para el ministerio de los indígenas, lee una oración luego de la presentación del panel “Las iglesias repudian la Doctrina del Descubrimiento: un llamado a la reducción de la pobreza y a la restauración” el primer día de la 11ª. Sesión del Foro Permanente para las Cuestiones Indígenas de las Naciones Unidas. Foto de ENS/ Lynette Wilson[Episcopal News Service] En los años cincuenta del siglo XIX, los pueblos nativos que vivían en el oeste de Estados Unidos firmaron tratados de “paz” con el gobierno estadounidense a cambio de tierras; tierras que habrían de proporcionar un hogar seguro y oportunidades económicas, explicó Cheryle Kennedy, presidente de las Tribus Confederadas de la Grand Ronde de Oregón Occidental, durante la discusión de un panel ecuménico en el Centro Eclesial de las Naciones Unidas el 7 de mayo.Un siglo después, en 1954, en un “acto de revocación”, cuando el gobierno recuperó la tierra y despojó a los pueblos nativos de su estatus indígena, “sucedieron muchas cosas malas, pero no nos quebrantamos”, continuó diciendo ella.En los años setenta, las tribus confederadas resolvieron anular la decisión del gobierno y para 1983 les habían restaurado su estatus; en 1986, les habían devuelto más de 4.000 hectáreas. Desde entonces, dijo Kennedy, hemos estado comprando de nuevo la tierra, hectárea por hectárea.La Iglesia episcopal y otras agrupaciones religiosas se encuentran entre los auspiciadores del panel que sesionó en las Naciones Unidas con el título de “Las iglesias repudian la Doctrina del Descubrimiento: un llamado a la reducción de la pobreza y a la restauración”, que se propuso abordar los temas de la educación, los derechos a la tierra, la reconciliación, la restauración y las medidas prácticas a seguir. Asistieron casi dos docenas de personas.La discusión del panel tuvo lugar el primer día de la 11ª. Sesión del Foro Permanente sobre Cuestiones Indígenas de las Naciones Unidas (UNPFII, por su sigla en inglés), que se reúne del 7 al 18 de mayo, bajo el título “La Doctrina del Descubrimiento: su impacto duradero en los pueblos indígenas y el derecho a enmendar las conquistas del pasado (artículos 28 y 37 de la Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos del los Pueblos Indígenas).La “Doctrina del Descubrimiento” se refiere a la manera en que se interpretaron ciertas leyes internacionales para establecer las formas en que las potencias coloniales se atribuyeron los territorios recién descubiertos desde principios del siglo XVI hasta el siglo XVIII (A lo largo del siglo XIX, se creía que Estados Unidos, específicamente las personas de ascendencia anglosajona, estaban destinadas a expandirse a través del continente, conforme a una doctrina que se llamó “Destino manifiesto”).La reunión de 2009 de la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal aprobó una resolución (2009-D035) en que repudiaba la Doctrina del Descubrimiento. La Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá tomó una medida semejante en 2010, como lo hizo luego, en 2012, el Consejo Mundial de Iglesias.Además de Kennedy, el panel incluía a la obispa primada de la Iglesia Episcopal, Katharine Jefferts Schori; a Robert J. Miller, profesor en la Escuela de Derecho Lewis & Clark de Portland, Oregón, y a Sarah Augustine, directora del Fondo de Salud Indígena del Surinam y miembro de la Iglesia Menonita.Sarah Eagle Heart, misionera de la Iglesia Episcopal para el ministerio de los indígenas, moderó el panel, que comenzó con la proyección de un vídeo producido por la Iglesia Episcopal que explora el impacto duradero de la Doctrina del Descubrimiento.La lesión dejada por la doctrina entre los pueblos nativos de América del Norte puede apreciarse en las altísimas tasas de suicidio, de alcoholismo y de consumo de drogas, así como en la preponderancia de la violencia y las violaciones sexuales. No resulta fácil emprender la obra de la reconciliación; y es más fácil para los no nativos alejarse e ignorar las acciones de sus antepasados, dijo Eagle Heart.“Es mucho, mucho más difícil sentarnos juntos y hacerle frente al sufrimiento”, afirmó ella. “Librarse de un sufrimiento insoportable sigue siendo necesario en la actualidad”.Luego de la expulsión del Huerto del Edén, la Biblia está llena de historias que se centran en las comunidades humanas y en su lucha por regresar “a una patria que será fuente de bendición para toda la comunidad, dijo Jefferts Schori durante el panel.“A lo largo de lo siglos, la comprensión profética de esa comunidad se ha ido ampliando para incluir a todas las naciones de la tierra. Aun así, el conflicto, al parecer eterno, entre dominadores y mayordomos [de la creación] continúa hasta el presente.“La mayoría de los pasajes bíblicos que hablan acerca de tierras se refieren al anhelo de un lugar fértil, donde la gente pueda plantar sus cultivos, pastorear sus rebaños y vivir juntos en paz. La prole de esos primeros seres humanos dio lugar a personas hambrientas de tierra y muchas de ellas cometieron grandes actos de violencia a través de las edades a fin de ocuparla y poseerla. Los imperios cristianos de Europa batallaron hasta la extenuación por tierras durante siglos, y finalmente enviaron expediciones militares al otro lado del Mediterráneo con el propósito de restablecer un derecho cristiano sobre lo que llamaban Tierra Santa”, continúo diciendo [la obispa primada].Miller, profesor de derecho, habló brevemente acerca del derecho internacional y la Doctrina del Descubrimiento, remontándose a las Cruzadas, cuando Roma y las monarquías cristianas de Europa se propusieron dominar el mundo y subyugar y esclavizar a todos los pueblos no cristianos.En 1436, el papa Eugenio IV promulgó una bula papal por la cual le cedía el control y soberanía de las islas Canarias a Portugal, en lugar de España, lo cual puso luego a Portugal en camino a la colonización de la costa occidental de África. España, sintiéndose excluida, se dirigió al oeste. En 1493, el papa Alejandro VI, promulgó cuatro bulas papales que, de hecho, dividieron el mundo en dos: entre España y Portugal, dijo Miller.“Cuando los europeos se aparecieron, los pueblos nativos perdieron el derecho a su tierra”, prosiguió él.Otras naciones europeas siguieron [esta ruta], reclamando el derecho a territorios mediante la plantación de banderas y cruces, pero no fue hasta 1823, con el caso Johnson v. McIntosh, que Estados Unidos definió la Doctrina del Descubrimiento como “descubrimiento” y “conquista”, limitando las tierras tribales y los derechos de soberanía. El caso judicial, resultado una disputa de tierras entre dos hombres blancos en Indiana, se convirtió en un modelo internacional.Aun en la actualidad, dijo Augustine, los pueblos indígenas están siendo “colonizados”. Augustine trabaja con pueblos indígenas del Surinam que han sido desplazados y que se han enfermado por el crecimiento de la industria minera en ese país sudamericano, que hasta 1975 perteneció a Holanda.“Las personas a quienes ayudo necesitan ayuda todos los días”, dijo Augustine, instando a los presentes a ayudar a los pueblos indígenas a través del apoyo de movimientos de base. Ella también instó el apoyo para que naciones como Surinam y Estados Unidos adoptaran en sus constituciones [el documento de la ONU sobre] los derechos de los pueblos indígenas.El panel del 7 de mayo fue coauspiciado por la Iglesia Episcopal, la Comunión Anglicana, el Consejo Mundial de Iglesias, El Comité Central Menonita, la Federación Mundial de Mujeres Metodistas y de las Iglesias Unidas, El Grial (un movimiento internacional de mujeres), las Panteras Grises, el Movimiento Internacional por la Unión Fraterna entre Razas y Pueblos, el Fondo de Salud Indígena del Surinam, el Comité de ONG sobre la Década Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas del Mundo de la ONU, el Ejército de Salvación, la Federación Mundial de Estudiantes Cristianos y la Oficina del Capellán del Centro Eclesial para las Naciones Unidas.— Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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Double House / Architect Associates Tonoma

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Save this picture!©  Takumi Ota+ 20 Share Double House / Architect Associates TonomaSave this projectSaveDouble House / Architect Associates Tonoma Photographs Area:  155 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeArchitect Associates TonomaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesKobe-shiJapanPublished on February 04, 2010Cite: “Double House / Architect Associates Tonoma” 04 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Architect Associates Tonoma Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:   Takumi OtaText description provided by the architects. Double House is customized by small site environment. I decided placement and a form by observing site environment well. Here, I try how the anonymous and small environment maintain sustainability. By investigation before the start of construction, I understood that comfortable wind flow through the west from a rice field of an east side, lighting reached only southeast and the north side because a building was built in the south, and the same building was built in neighboring living environment. Therefore I placed a short and big house in the south side ,and a high and small house, and arranged a linear green garden between two preceding houses, and I tried to maintain conventional environment. In addition, I add an angle and operate a form of a roof to take in much lighting. Save this picture!©  Takumi OtaAs a result, a high house of the north side takes and reflects light,and plays a role to drop light in a green garden. I can get lighting from this green garden in each room,and comfortable wind goes through it in this green garden. Additionally, it becomes an element of peace of mind that there are it being surrounded by a lawn and a tree and a flower planted in an impressive place of a green garden near life. At the same time, Double house which was customized while catching small environment become a symbolic house in accord with this rural scenery and lets potential poetic scenery rise in the whole this place.Project gallerySee allShow lessSouth Africa World Cup 2010: Moses Mabhida Stadium / gmp architektenArticlesFrank Harmon lecture at NC State UniversityArticles Share Double House / Architect Associates Tonoma Japan Houses ArchDaily 2008 “COPY” CopyHouses•Kobe-shi, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year: last_img read more

Newspaper harassed by police

first_img RSF_en August 26, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper harassed by police Help by sharing this information Organisation Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria News Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation News to go further Follow the news on Algeria Reporters Without Borders expressed concern today about police harassment of the Algerian daily newspaper Le Matin and its managing editor, Mohammed Benchicou.Benchicou told the press freedom organisation yesterday that police had made no written record of searching him at Algiers airport on 23 August. He said he had been summoned by detectives and feared he would be arrested in the next few days. The authorities intended to shut down the paper, he said, and police had ordered its bank manager not to issue a certified cheque the paper needed to pay off its last debts to the state printing firm. Benchichou said three-quarters of the debt had already been paid.Very few Algerian newspapers disclose their annual accounts or their daily print-run. Their failure to comply with the law in this way is not formally punished but left in limbo by the authorities as a way of intimidating, censoring and blackmailing them. The state printers are also deliberately lax and allow debts to build up over a long time, finally calling them in as a way to prevent some papers from publishing.As well as this arbitrary and legally grey situation, the poisonous climate of the 2004 presidential election campaign, which has started very early, also threaten press freedom.Several of the country’s newspapers have closed down since the state printers gave six papers an ultimatum to settle their sometimes huge debts. Liberté and El-Khabar paid up and continued to be printed, but Le Matin, Le Soir d’Algérie, L’Expression and Er-Raï have not appeared since 18 August.center_img May 18, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa May 12, 2021 Find out more News April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

KONE Strengthens Its Partnership With Orange Business Services and Migrates Its Contact Center Infrastructure…

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 KONE customer care centers are a vital component for customer service, both for the end-user and direct business customers. Facebook Pinterest Twitter TAGS  Previous articleDuff & Phelps Announces Plans to Unify Company Under Kroll BrandNext articleAmazon Donates $15 Million to to Create New Equity-Minded Advanced Placement Computer Science Curriculum to Help High School Students in Underserved Communities Excel in Tech Digital AIM Web Support Facebookcenter_img KONE Strengthens Its Partnership With Orange Business Services and Migrates Its Contact Center Infrastructure to the Cloud Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Weather: A pleasant spring week ahead

first_img ITHACA, N.Y. — It’s not too often Ithaca gets a fairly nice forecast like this. With the exception of a cold front Tuesday night, most of the work week ahead will feature abundant sunshine and highs in the upper 50s and 60s.Precipitation, mean sea level pressure and 1000-500 mb thickness (temperature proxy) for 8 PM Tuesday evening. A cold front will be entering from the west, bringing rain and possible thunderstorms late in the evening. GFS Model output courtesy Weekly WeatherIt’s been a fairly quiet if cloudy Sunday, thanks to an upper level low pressure system passing aloft. The corresponding surface portion is weak and the atmosphere isn’t all that unstable, so rain showers have been limited. This low will slowly drift eastward during the overnight hours, and as it does, the chance for showers will decrease, but it will remain cloudy through Monday morning, with lows tonight in the mid 40s with a light northwest wind. With the relatively high dewpoint, some patchy fog will be possible in valley areas, so if you’re driving and it starts to get thick, take it slow and don’t use the high-beams on your headlights.Monday will be a bit on the brisk side as northwest winds continue behind the low, but otherwise it will be quiet, with mostly cloudy skies and a high in the upper 50s. Monday night will see mostly cloudy skies, some patchy fog again, and lows in the mid 40s. Tuesday morning will host a big warmup as winds shift to the south ahead of the next storm system, a low that will pass from the upper Great Lakes and over Northern New York. This will place the Southern Tier in the warm sector of the low, and temperatures will rise quickly, with upper 70s looking likely under partly cloudy skies, the warmest temperatures yet for 2019. 80 °F is not totally impossible, but it looks unlikely for Tuesday. Rain will move in ahead of the cold front by early Tuesday evening as the low continues east, and by sunset most of the region will have rain underway, maybe a few thunderstorms before the cold front pushes in a little before midnight. The wind shear (change in wind direction and speed with height) is favorable to severe weather potential, but the atmosphere is not expected to have the instability needed to fire up powerful thunderstorms; if that changes, we’ll keep you posted. The rain should quickly wind down during the overnight, and by daybreak it will be mostly cloudy and drying out. Lows will be in the upper 40s.Wednesday will be cooler, but not chilly. As high pressure enters the region from the south, Tompkins County can expect partly cloudy skies with clouds decreasing as the day progresses, and highs in the low 60s. Wednesday night will be mostly clear and calm, with a noticeable drop in temperatures as the heat of the day radiates away, bottoming out around 40 °F.Thursday will be a little warmer as the high pressure center shifts eastward and the winds come more strongly out of the south. Look for partly cloudy skies and a high in the mid to upper 60s, picture perfect day. A pulse of instability (shortwave) passing through Ontario and Quebec will increase the cloud cover Thursday night and pose a modest (30%) risk for showers, but otherwise won’t amount to much. Lows Thursday night will be in the mid 40s.Friday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of light rain showers, as the shortwave approaches and eventually merges with a coastal storm. Highs will be in the mid 60s. As the combined system moves away, the clouds will begin to clear out again, with a low in the low 40s and partly cloudy skies Friday night, and partly cloudy skies Saturday and Sunday with highs near 60 °F and in the low 60s respectively, and lows in the mid 40s.Graphic courtesy of the NOAA Climate Prediction Center.Extended OutlookLooking at the start of May, the jet stream is likely to maintain a zonal pattern, which means it’s a fairly rapid, straight-line flow of air, with few meanders. That means warm air stays bottled up to the south, and cold air stays locked to the north. A modest amount of ridging will help keep temperatures around normal for the end of April and the start of May, which should be right around 66 / 67 °F, very pleasant for Ithaca and Tompkins County. Precipitation is expected to be near normal during the medium-range period. Your weather news is made possible with support from: Brian Crandall Tagged: spring weather, weather, weekly weather Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at [email protected] More by Brian Crandalllast_img read more

Downtown Merchants Sway Council on Zoning Change

first_imgThe 1000 block of Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, NJ.Objections from retail merchants helped convince the city to give up on a plan to change zoning for the block of Asbury Avenue between 10th and 11th streets.The block is part of a zone between Sixth Street and 11th Street that is reserved for restaurants, retail businesses and retail services. Merchants want to keep it that way.City Council on Aug. 28 had passed the first reading of an ordinance that eliminated the 1000 block of Asbury Avenue from the Central Business (CB) Zone. The measure added the block to the CB-1 zone that allows professional services.Merchants on the 1000 block, who rely on foot traffic on the Avenue, fear that professional offices could eventually overshadow retail businesses and hurt their economic viability.The city administration drafted a new ordinance that preserved other elements but eliminated the change for the 1000 block. City Council passed the new ordinance in a 6-0 vote (with Councilman Keith Hartzell recusing himself because he’s a downtown landlord).Citing more feedback from merchants, Councilman Antwan McClellan proposed amending the ordinance to eliminate contractor’s offices as a permitted use in the downtown CB zone. Council approved the amendment.Council later voted to defeat the second reading of the original ordinance (a procedural necessity).“We’re adamantly opposed to having contractor’s offices in the downtown zone,” said Wood Robinson, owner of Bookateria Two and member of the Downtown Merchants Association Executive Board. “In the future, it would be helpful if you would meet with us before you make changes to the downtown.”Jim Mallon, assistant to Mayor Jay Gillian, said last week that the changes were proposed by a Planning Board subcommittee earlier this year and had been designed to help maintain occupancy on the 1000 block and to “better focus” on the retail district along the rest of Asbury Avenue. He said two banks on opposite sides of Asbury Avenue at 10th Street serve as a natural barrier to foot traffic, and that had been a consideration of the subcommittee.The new ordinance is a detailed revision that includes changes related to building height, design standards, parking requirements, balconies and decks, and residential units. See PDF below for details (included with documentation for all City Council agenda items).A second reading of the new ordinance is scheduled for Oct. 23.In a related vote, City Council later approved changes to the CB-1 zone (also shown in the PDF below), including allowing residential uses. The zone includes Asbury Avenue from 11th to 14th streets and parts of West Avenue.Download (PDF, 9.4MB)last_img read more

News story: The First Twelve Institutes of Technology Announced

first_img Expanding high-quality technical education and training is a top priority for employers who will welcome this extra investment. Institutes of Technology help bridge the gap between A-Levels or T-Levels, and a bachelors or degree apprenticeship – providing higher-level skills, especially in STEM, that businesses tell us time and again they need to succeed. These new Institutes must also help ensure T-Levels are a long-lasting part of our education system and open the door to great careers or further training. I firmly believe that education is key to opening up opportunity for everyone – but to give our young people the skills they need to succeed, we need an education and training system which is more flexible and diverse than it is currently. New technologies are transforming the world of work, and to harness the opportunities on offer we must equip our future workforce with the technical skills they need to thrive, and that the economy needs to grow. These new Institutes will help end outdated perceptions that going to university is the only desirable route and build a system which harnesses the talents of our young people. The Government is carrying out a review of qualifications at Level 4 and 5 so that more people have access to a wider choice of high quality options as an alternative to a university degree. Initial findings from the review have revealed that these qualifications could be the key to unlocking the skills demanded by employers and lead to rewarding, well-paid jobs. The benefits of studying a qualification at Level 4 or 5, include increased earning potential and employability and a growing demand for qualifications at this level from employers in key sectors such as Engineering.The Level 4 and 5 review will complement the Government’s review of post-18 education and funding to ensure the system is joined up, accessible to all and encourages the development of the skills the country needs. This is central to the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy, which aims to make sure everyone is equipped for the jobs of the future.Today’s announcement signals the end of a rigorous two stage competition. The pre-award stage will now commence where the detail of each Institute’s licence agreement and capital funding will be agreed. Following this, Institutes of Technology will receive their licence to operate and start to access their capital funding so that they can develop the buildings and facilities needed. The first Institutes are expected to open from September 2019. These new Institutes of Technology will be the pinnacle of technical training – new collaborations between universities, colleges and business to make sure young people have the skills they need to build a well-paid rewarding, career, while the economy gains the skilled workers it needs to be more productive. I’m determined to properly establish higher technical training in this country – so that it’s recognised and sought after by employers and young people alike. These Institutes are a key part of delivering this. We are transforming technical education including introducing new T Levels from 2020 and more high-quality apprenticeship opportunities. But we want more young people to progress and get the higher level qualifications that lead to high skilled, more rewarding jobs. Institutes of Technology will help employers to get the skilled workforce they need, especially in much sought-after STEM skills and will offer young people a clear path to a great, well paid career. Derrick McCourt, General Manager, Customer Success Unit at Microsoft said: This is great news for the region. Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK is pleased to be a leading partner in an initiative which will not only help to provide higher level skills for manufacturing companies, but also to inspire people of all ages to invest in their own skills and knowledge. Working with our partners in industry, business and education, our aim is to increase productivity, improve competitiveness and future proof the skills offering in our region. The Institute of Technology will be at the heart of a new skills revolution on the North East. David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said: Ian Green, Senior Controller/Section Manager at Nissan said: Twelve Institutes of Technology will be set up across the country to boost young people’s skills and set them on a clear path to a high skilled, high wage career, Education Secretary Damian Hinds has announced today (10 April 2019).The Institutes will be unique collaborations between universities, Further Education colleges, and leading employers including top firms Nissan, Siemens and Microsoft. They will specialise in delivering quality higher level technical training (at Level 4 and 5) in STEM subjects, such as digital, advanced manufacturing and engineering that will provide employers with the skilled workforce they need.Institutes of Technology form a key part of the Government’s biggest shake up to technical education in a generation. This includes introducing new T Levels from 2020 – the technical equivalent to A Levels – and more high-quality apprenticeship opportunities.Prime Minister Theresa May said: In a world being transformed by technology, today’s students have a wealth of opportunity to create and solve problems through learning and applying computer science. The new Institute of Technology we are announcing today will help to provide a much-needed pathway for students to develop their digital skills and practical expertise, which are vital in bridging the shortage in digital skills across the nation. Microsoft’s collaborations with Milton Keynes College and Cranfield University are helping to develop the next generation of digital experts. This announcement is a hugely positive step forward in ensuring that students and employers are armed with the digital skills they want and need – both now and in the future The twelve Institutes will be backed by £170 million of Government investment so they have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and will tap into the latest research from their university partners to anticipate the skills needs of the future workplace. They will also benefit from additional support from local employers and partners, who will contribute valuable resources such as further investment, seconded teaching staff and equipment.Institutes will build on and complement the further and higher education on offer in the areas where they are located but will have their own distinct identity and physical presence. Some will be located in refurbished buildings, others will build new facilities on new or current sites.They will provide a natural progression route for young people taking T Levels or A Levels (Level 3) enabling them to take the next step up to higher level technical education and training (Level 4 or 5) – like Foundation Degrees and higher level apprenticeships in STEM subjects – helping to upskill the next generation and ensure employers can access a high-quality pipeline of talent.According to the CBI, the biggest growth in jobs in the years ahead is expected to be in management and professional and technical roles. These roles will require the specialist skills which a higher technical training course could provide.The Institutes include innovative collaborations such as: Milton Keynes College, Cranfield University and Microsoft Ltd; and New College Durham, Newcastle University and Nissan.Matthew Fell, CBI Chief UK Policy Director, said: In December 2018 the Education Secretary set out his 10 year ambition to upgrade the nation’s skills so more young people have the same high-quality training opportunities with clear pathways to skilled jobs as those in top performing technical education countries like Germany.Research shows that only around 7 per cent of people in England aged between 18 and 65 are undertaking training at Level 4 or 5 – one of the lowest rates in the OECD. Only around 190,000 people are currently studying for qualifications at this level compared with around 2 million studying across Level 3 (A Level or equivalent) and Level 6 (Degree level).Education Secretary Damian Hinds said: It is pleasing to see this new investment in technical education and skills going to colleges and universities working together to meet local and regional skills needs. Our prosperity and success as a nation requires greater focus on boosting productivity and providing more opportunities for people to have skills which support them in the labour market. Colleges will play a significant part in every Institute by building on their track record of delivering higher technical education, ensuring the pipeline of people able to progress to higher level skills and through their strong relationships with employers.last_img read more