Video: Google’s Eric Schmidt, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella at Davos 2015

first_imgOn day two of this year’s biggest gathering of world leaders, the focus moved to tech. During one session Google chairman Eric Schmidt joined Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella to discuss the future of the digital economy, and whether we have what is needed to ensure a thriving, open and secure economy.Watch the video from Davos above. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online Game whatsapp Thursday 22 January 2015 10:45 am More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Emma Haslett center_img whatsapp Share Video: Google’s Eric Schmidt, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella at Davos 2015 Show Comments ▼ Tags: Davos 2016 World Economic Forum Facebook Google Microsoft People Sheryl Sandberglast_img read more

Fintech investment in last five years – map

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Calls for a number of Laois roads to be resurfaced – including the ‘M50 of Camross’

first_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months TAGSBorris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick MunicipalConor BerginJohn KingOllie ClooneyPaddy Brackenroads Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 22nd March 2021 Laois County Councillors in the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District have called for a number of smaller roads to be resurfaced.Speaking at Thursday’s meeting of the area, Fine Gael Cllr Conor Bergin asked for the L-1035 road at Bughorn, Camross, the L-5600 road at Kilcoke, Ballybrophy and the L-5616 road at Lowran/Derrinoliver, Pike-of-Rushall all to receive attention.Independent Cllr Ollie Clooney asked that the road near Boston in Cullohill be resurfaced while Fianna Fail Cllr Paddy Bracken requested that road repairs at Irey, Ballyfin be carried out.In all cases, senior engineer Edmund Kenny explained how these roads were not in the current programme but that they would be assessed.He said: “Laois County Council will assess these roads in the overall context of the development of a future roads programme.”In response, Fine Gael Cllr Conor Bergin explained why he selected the three aforementioned roads for improvements.He said: “The L-1035 road at Bughorn in Camross is what I call the ‘M50 of Camross’ because it is so busy.“This was a road I received a lot of calls about. It is a straight stretch of road which people take when they are going to the hurling field or heading for Mountrath.“As regards the L-5600 road at Kilcoke in Ballybrophy, this is on the other side of the train track and services around 20 houses – once again it is in a poor state.“While the L-5616 road at Lowran/Derrinoliver, Pike-of-Rushall is a twisty road – some of which was actually treated a few years ago.“But now it needs to be finished.”Indeed there were so many motions regarding road improvement, Fine Gael Councillor John King suggested that a meeting solely on roads should be held.This was accepted but later in the meeting, when the same Councillor requested a similar meeting on bridges, that fell on deaf ears with Cllr Ollie Clooney describing such a meeting as ‘a bridge too far’.SEE ALSO – Laois Gardai and ambulance services ‘punched, kicked and spat at’ in overnight violence WhatsApp Facebook Council Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Home News Council Calls for a number of Laois roads to be resurfaced – including… NewsCouncil Calls for a number of Laois roads to be resurfaced – including the ‘M50 of Camross’ Electric Picnic Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Facebook Electric Picnic Previous articleTalking Sport Podcast: Leo Turley on Laois memories, management and Laois GaelsNext articleWarm welcome as Slieve Bloom Outdoor Amenities get €270,000 in funding 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. Twitter Twitterlast_img read more

Kim Jong Il, “Hijacker Holding His People Hostage”

first_img News [imText1]Hwang Jang Yop strongly claimed that in the next presidential election, the chairperson of North Korean Democratization Alliance should keep the Sun-shine policy supporters mutually cooperating with Kim Jong Il from seizing the next political power. In a gathering with college students in Seoul December 19 afternoon, Chairperson Hwang pointed out that, “You should not assist the Kim Jong Il’s regime” and “The Sun-Shine Policy is to mutually cooperate with Kim Jong Il, which has been carried out by the Kim Dae Jung and Roh Moo Hyun administrations”. He likened Kim Jong Il to a hijacker saying that, “Is it possible to cooperate with the ethic betrayer and criminal treating 24mn of his people in an inhuman way”. He added that, “We should try to remove the hijacker to save the people with all means if he holds innocent people hostage” and “It is wrong to surrender to and compromise with him.”Aftermath, he said that, “Compromise looks better for a while, yet the hijacker would demand more later” and “as for North Korea, it has stubbornly persisted giving more money even after getting some money from South Korea.”He said that the South-North Summit Talk is a sort of disguised peace strategy to relieve the South Korean people. He explained that, “Kim Jong Il would promise not to use his nukes and not to invade South Korea to President Roh” and “that would set South Korea at ease, finally lead it to fall into pacifism.”Chairperson Hwang puts out his negative outlook about the six-party talk held in Beijing December 19. “The six-party talk is only a bargain for removing the N. Korean nuclear weapons” and “The Bush administration just wanted to show that it tried to remove the nuclear weapons and China wanted to save its face,” said he. He added that the six-party talk is just a boisterous diplomatic party.He emphasized that, “South Korea and the U.S. should seek various diplomatic strategies to cut off China’s alliance with Kim Jong Il in order to abolish N. Korean nuclear weapons and to come true by diplomatic engagement. AvatarYang Jung A Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Kim Jong Il, “Hijacker Holding His People Hostage” News Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img SHARE News News By Yang Jung A – 2006.12.24 5:39pm There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Monetary policy: What does the future hold?

first_imgThe central bank conducted a survey that ended Oct. 1 to seek the public’s opinions on five main policy options: the current policy of inflation targeting; targeting the level of aggregate prices; targeting average inflation; targeting nominal GDP growth; and an employment-inflation dual mandate.More than 8,000 people responded to the survey, according to the BoC.Our sister publication, Finance et Investissement, asked experts to weigh in on the options.Status quoMost signs point to the central bank renewing its current inflation-targeting policy.Paquet suggested the main reason the BoC is reviewing its monetary policy is because the U.S. Federal Reserve recently moved away from its dual mandate of full employment and targeting exactly 2% inflation.In August, Fed chair Jerome Powell announced the U.S. would adopt average inflation targeting, thereby allowing the rate to rise above 2% if it had previously been lower to support the labour market and the economy as a whole.In recent years, U.S. inflation has generally run below the target.Benjamin Reitzes, director of Canadian rates and macro strategist at Bank of Montreal in Toronto, says the BoC’s current inflation-targeting policy is more flexible than the Fed’s. That’s because Canada is not targeting inflation at 2% exactly, but rather a range of 1% to 3%.“In fact, since the BoC’s last policy renewal in 2016, the bank has managed to achieve its mandate over the entire cycle,” Reitzes said.A clear mandateThe BoC has been testing its five policy options to determine which are most effective in generating optimal economic growth, inflation and employment.It held a workshop on Aug. 26 to share the preliminary results: of the five options, the three that performed best were the current policy, average inflation targeting and a dual mandate.The bank will not necessarily choose the best-performing option, Paquet said, noting that it has other considerations: “It is important that citizens understand what its mandate is,” she said.She believes the current framework will be maintained. “It’s a relatively easy-to-understand framework. That’s less evident when targeting average inflation. In the United States, people are already asking questions: ‘You say you are ready to beat inflation, but how far are you prepared to go and how long will you exceed 2%?’” Paquet said.Reitzes pointed out that it’s difficult to explain price-level targeting and the targeting of nominal GDP growth, adding that the BoC will probably reject these two options.But Reitzes suggested the bank could introduce some sort of dual mandate, adding that the BoC already aims for maximum employment levels in its current mandate.Raymond Kerzérho, director of research at PWL Capital in Montreal, favours a dual mandate.“A 50/50 mandate does not preclude a stronger short-term prioritization of one of the two parameters, depending on the context,” Kerzérho said.Reitzes noted, however, that employment and inflation are linked. “If you get a super strong employment rate and wages go up a lot, it drives inflation and vice versa,” he said. “At the end of the day, it really comes down to inflation. This is why the status quo seems to make more sense, with perhaps a few [innovative adjustments],” he said.Winners and losersKerzérho said it’s difficult to determine who benefits most from inflation targeting. Inflation is currently falling, “and there’s a risk of negative inflation, which is not good for pretty much anyone except maybe a few speculators.”According to Kerzérho, inflation is set to fall below 1%, “and the bank will have a lot of difficulty attaining 2%. I find it hard to understand that many experts still predict 2% in the long term,” he said.Reitzes said inflation targeting tends to prevent policy-makers from managing other economic challenges.“You don’t necessarily focus on the stability of financial and capital markets,” he said, referring to 2000-01 and 2006 in the U.S., when the Fed did nothing to cool markets because there was no inflation.Nonetheless, Reitzes said, the BoC’s methods are less problematic: by having a more flexible target inflation range, the BoC can also account for market stability.If the central bank adopted average inflation targeting, Paquet said, it could potentially keep interest rates lower for longer, benefiting borrowers. Under an inflation-targeting policy, the BoC could become more restrictive more quickly. Savers rather than borrowers would then benefit, she said.However, National Bank analysts do not expect rates to rise significantly in the next 18 to 24 months.This article originally appeared in the Mid-October issue of Finance et Investissement. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Alizée Calza Keywords Inflation,  Monetary policyCompanies Bank of Canada Another jump in prices tightens the squeeze on U.S. consumers a woman looking at her computer iStock Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Stagflation is U.S. economists’ biggest fear, SIFMA says Every five years, the Bank of Canada renews its agreement on the country’s inflation-control target. The BoC is due to announce its new framework in 2021, and this time around, it has asked Canadians for their opinions.Jocelyn Paquet, economist at National Bank of Canada in Montreal, said the BoC confirms its mandate every five years — or proposes a new one — “to seek legitimacy.” This legitimacy will be stronger if public input informs the bank’s decisions. Related news G7 tax pledge may be upstaged by CBDC worklast_img read more

Drone deliveries and seamless end-to-end journey routing could connect UK’s rural towns and communities

first_imgDrone deliveries and seamless end-to-end journey routing could connect UK’s rural towns and communities call for evidence launched to find ways to boost rural transport connectivityviews being sought on ways that 21st-century transport – from e-bikes to drones – can be used to get people and packages from place to place more easilylaunch coincides with publication of government response to the Future of Transport regulatory review call for evidenceDrone deliveries and digital mapping for easy-to-access walking and cycling routes could soon be a reality for people living in rural areas across the UK, following the launch of a call for evidence to help develop the government’s Future of Transport: rural strategy.The Future of Transport: rural strategy – call for evidence, launched today (24 November 2020) by Transport Minister Rachel Maclean, looks at how the benefits of transport innovation can be enjoyed by everyone, including those living and working in rural areas.Speaking at the Financial Times’ Future of Mobility conference, the Minister is challenging business and transport groups to help revolutionise travel in the UK’s towns, villages and hard-to-reach areas, making it easier for people to access jobs, education or healthcare.The call for evidence will examine how to bring services and communities into the 21st century by improving transport reliability and connectivity in people’s everyday lives.Transport Minister Rachel Maclean said:This call for evidence will give us a unique opportunity to harness the community spirit of rural areas to understand how innovation in transport can benefit the people and communities that need it most.Now more than ever, it is important that we use the power of transport to build back greener, and transform how people and goods move around the UK.The distance between a person’s home and their nearest mass transport hub is often around 5 miles in rural areas, making it a major barrier to accessing public transport and services. The call for evidence looks at how linking different digital platforms together could create a more seamless experience for people, allowing them to plan, book and pay for travel all in one place, and to link journeys over multiple modes.The call for evidence will also look at how the increased popularity of e-bikes, alongside digital-mapping technology and apps, could encourage more active travel in rural communities. This, along with better access to walking and cycling routes, could help open active routes that could otherwise go unknown.Opportunities for drones to make deliveries in rural or isolated towns and areas are also being explored. Particularly suited to the greater distances in rural areas, drone deliveries could cut down delivery times and help to reduce pollution, allowing rural locations the potential to be a trailblazer for low-carbon deliveries.Evidence will also be sought on how ‘micromobility’ transport methods – such as e-cargo bikes – could be integrated into rural transport networks, helping drive the changing face of rural economies and making home-based businesses more accessible to markets.The feasibility of fully automated and passenger services operating in rural areas will also be examined, and small electric aircraft may be able to move goods and people efficiently, particularly in communities.Today’s announcement comes as the Department for Transport also publishes its response to the Future of Transport regulatory review, which aims to create a more innovative and flexible regulatory framework that better meets the needs of both transport users and innovators. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:aircraft, business, Century, community, conference, education, Electric, Government, healthcare, innovation, Minister, pollution, technology, Transport, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Four Level Crossings To Go For Good In Preston

first_imgFour Level Crossings To Go For Good In Preston VIC PremierFour of Melbourne’s most notorious level crossings will soon be gone, with major works now underway on the Andrews Labor Government’s Preston Level Crossing Removal Project.Level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road in Preston will be gone for good by the end of 2022, with new stations at Bell and Preston and significant new open space under the two-kilometre rail bridge ready for the community to enjoy in 2023.The project will benefit more than 82,000 motorists who pass through these level crossings on the Mernda line every day – with the boom gates down for up to 40 per cent of the morning peak, and will make Bell Street – one of Melbourne’s busiest arterial roads – completely level crossing free.With the contract for major construction at Preston awarded at the end of last year, work on the project will ramp up this weekend as buses replace trains between Clifton Hill and Reservoir on the Mernda line.Crews will install fencing along the rail corridor and foundations for temporary overhead wiring, while getting ready to move the rail power supply underground – while temporary station facilities will be constructed at Preston and Bell over the coming months to keep passengers on trains during the construction phase.Throughout construction, disruptions to train services on the Mernda line will be minimal,with the rail line not closing for more than 12 consecutive days at a time – ensuring trains can continue to access the Epping train maintenance facility, which is critical for the smooth running of the wider rail network.The two new modern stations at Bell and Preston will rejuvenate the station precincts for locals and create safer and more direct links between public transport, local shops and parking – with the community encouraged to have their say on the new open space the project will create through the Preston Open Space Advisory Panel.With 45 dangerous and congested level crossings gone for good around Melbourne, work on the remaining level crossings is in full swing right around the city.In the south-east, work is ramping up on the Pakenham line, with major construction underway to remove level crossings in Dandenong, Hallam, Berwick, and work fast tracked on the removal of three more sets of boom gates at Pakenham – where new stations will also be built at Pakenham and Pakenham East.Construction on the Cranbourne Line Upgrade is making great progress, with work underway to duplicate eight kilometres of track between Dandenong and Cranbourne, remove the last four remaining level crossings between Cranbourne and the city, and build a new station at Merinda Park in Lyndhurst.In the West, Werribee’s Cherry Street level crossing will be gone by Easter – months ahead of schedule.In Mooroolbark and Lilydale, a week-long construction blitz is currently underway, where crews are preparing to remove two more level crossings by building new rail bridges. To enable these works, buses are replacing trains on sections of the Belgrave/Lilydale, Mernda, and Pakenham lines. For more information, visit ptv.vic.gov.auWith a dangerous and congested level crossing to go every four weeks on average in 2021, the project is on track to remove 75 level crossings by 2025. For more information visit levelcrossings.vic.gov.auAs stated by Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan“Bell Street takes more cars than any other level crossing in Melbourne, and by 2022 it will be crossing-free – we’re getting on with delivering smoother, safer journeys for Victorians and creating all-important local jobs.”As stated by Member for Northcote Kat Theophanous“It’s exciting to see work ramping up on this incredible project that will transform the area and make our suburbs safer – whether you’re driving, on public transport or walking across the rail line.”As stated by Member for Preston Robin Scott“The Preston community told us they want safer, less congested roads, more open space and better community connections and that’s exactly what this project will deliver.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Andrews, AusPol, Australia, Bell, building, Clifton, community, Dandenong, Easter, Government, infrastructure, Lyndhurst, Melbourne, Minister, power supply, public transport, Transport, Victorialast_img read more

Readout of White House’s Listening Session with Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders on Rising Hate Crimes and Incidents

first_imgReadout of White House’s Listening Session with Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders on Rising Hate Crimes and Incidents The White HouseToday, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice, White House Public Engagement Director Cedric Richmond, Acting Director of the White House Initiative on AAPIs Laura Shin, and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President Rohini Kosoglu hosted a virtual roundtable listening session with Asian American and Pacific Islander advocates and community leaders from across the country to discuss the increasing rates of anti-Asian harassment and violence. Participants shared their perspectives on the climate of fear that Asian American communities are facing. They also shared the important work they are doing across the country, recommendations for preventing and addressing violence against Asian American communities, and highlighted the coalition building that is happening across communities.Ambassador Rice and Congressman Richmond expressed gratitude for the participants’ courageous leadership in addressing acts of violence and bias against Asian American communities. They reiterated President Biden’s commitment to ending anti-Asian violence and bias, and confronting the role that some federal leaders played during the COVID-19 pandemic in promoting unfounded fear and bias against Asian American communities. Ambassador Rice and Congressman Richmond also underscored that the President has made it the policy of his Administration to condemn and combat xenophobia against Asian Americans. In his Presidential Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States, President Biden charged the Department of Justice with partnering with Asian American communities to prevent and better collect data on hate crimes against Asian American communities. The President also directed Federal agencies to ensure their official actions mitigate anti-Asian bias.Organizations participating in today’s meeting included:Asian Americans Advancing Justice: John YangAsian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus: Aarti KohliAsian Pacific Islander American Health Forum: Juliet ChoiAsian American Federation: Jo-Ann YooAssociation of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations: Jeff CaballeroAsian American Journalists Association: Naomi Tacuyan UnderwoodAAPI Civic Engagement Fund: EunSook LeeChinese for Affirmative Action: Cynthia ChoiCoalition of Asian American Leaders: Bo Thao-UrabeEmpowering Pacific Islander Communities: Tavae SamueluNational Asian Pacific American Bar Association: Priya PurandareNational Council on Asian Pacific Americans: Gregg OrtonOCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates: Thu NguyenSikh American Legal Defense & Educational Fund: Kiran GillSouth Asian Americans Leading Together: Mahnoor HussainSoutheast Asian Research Action Center: Quyen Dinh /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, american, Asia, Asian, chinese, community health, Department of Justice, Federal, Government, health, Laura, leadership, pacific, participants, Richmond, United States, White Houselast_img read more

Consultations on energy policy generating a lot of interest

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The series of public consultations on the five sub-policies of the National Energy Policy are generating a lot of interest from the private sector.Minister of State in the Ministry of Energy and Mining, Hon. Laurence Broderick told JIS News that overseas investors are now more confident in coming to Jamaica to invest, because a policy is now more clearly enunciated.“Once you have the institutional, regulatory and legal capacity in place, this offers the investor the comfort that he’s not in a free fall situation. Jamaica is going to look very attractive,” he said.Jamaica’s first National Energy Policy was recently tabled in the House of Representatives in draft form, and public consultations are being held to get the input of citizens on five sub-policies.These include Energy from Waste; Trading of Carbon Credits; Energy Efficiency and Conservation; Bio-fuels; and Renewable Energy. The sixth sub-policy – Electricity Generation – has not yet been drafted as discussions are still in progress.Mr. Broderick said that with the five sub-policies currently receiving attention through the consultations, the country was way ahead in the process. “We’re sufficiently on the way. An investor can come to Jamaica and confidently look at us as a potential place to invest,” he said.The State Minister pointed out that since energy had a bearing on every aspect of economic development, including manufacturing, agriculture and transportation, Jamaicans need to be more aware of the efforts being made to have a policy in place.Mr. Broderick said that the turnout at the consultations, particularly by stakeholders in the private sector, was a clear indication that they are interested in opportunities that will be available for investment.“It clearly shows that they are keen on the opportunities for our local businessmen to invest in waste to energy, solar and bio-fuels. We also had a number of participants who are involved in aspects of renewable (energy), by way of investment,” he said.Six consultations have so far been held on the draft policy. RelatedConsultations on energy policy generating a lot of interest Consultations on energy policy generating a lot of interest TechnologyNovember 29, 2010 RelatedConsultations on energy policy generating a lot of interestcenter_img RelatedConsultations on energy policy generating a lot of interest Advertisementslast_img read more

CRIME WATCH – Friday, June 7, 2019.

first_imgHomeBriefsCRIME WATCH – Friday, June 7, 2019. Jun. 07, 2019 at 4:30 amBriefsCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCRIME WATCH – Friday, June 7, 2019.news2 years agoarrestcrimerobberyRobbery callSamuel James AbelscootersSamuel James Abel, 26 These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.On May 29, at 1:35 A.m.Officers responded to a Robbery call at 1624 Ocean Front Walk. The victim was collecting electric scooters when the suspect saw him and ran at him. The suspect demanded the victim’s money or he would kill him. The victim ran from the suspect and called the police. The suspect was in the vicinity when the police arrived. Upon contact with the police, the suspect ran from the police. Officers found him hiding behind some trash cans of a nearby restaurant. Samuel James Abel, 26, homeless, was arrested for robbery, resisting arrest and appropriation of lost property. Bail was set at  $50,000.Tags :arrestcrimerobberyRobbery callSamuel James Abelscootersshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSanta Monica may spend more on homelessness, cut recreation programsPlant-based burger maker Beyond Meat beats forecasts in 1QYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press12 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author12 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agolast_img read more