Tougher Penalties Coming For Stealing Electricity

first_imgRelatedSeveral Private Companies Embracing Renewable Energy RelatedTechnology Minister Remains Optimistic of Growth Potential in ICT Sector Tougher Penalties Coming For Stealing ElectricityJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Related200 Streetlights Along Palisadoes to be Replaced With LED Lamps Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, addresses the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) and the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), to undertake a $5.17 million project to replace 200 streetlights along Palisadoes road with light emitting diode (LED) technology. The signing was held on August 8 at the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Sports Club in Kingston. At the head table are: President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), JPS, Kelly Tomblin; and Director of Transmission and Distribution Asset Management at JPS, Steve Dixon. Tougher Penalties Coming For Stealing Electricity TechnologyAugust 14, 2014Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakercenter_img Story HighlightsMinister Paulwell says the Government is moving to impose tougher penalties for persons found guilty of electricity theft.Mr. Paulwell said new electricity legislation, slated to be promulgated this year, will place greater emphasis on discouraging persons from stealing electricity. The Minister further noted that the law will be geared towards encouraging energy conservation, thus resulting in foreign exchange savings. Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, says the Government is moving to impose tougher penalties for persons found guilty of electricity theft.Mr. Paulwell said new electricity legislation, slated to be promulgated this year, will place greater emphasis on discouraging persons from stealing electricity.He was speaking on August 11, at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) and the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), for the replacement of 200 street lights along the Palisadoes Road with LED technology, at a cost of $5.17 million.The Minister further noted that the law will be geared towards encouraging energy conservation, thus resulting in foreign exchange savings.“The energy that you conserve is the fuel that is indigenous. We have to be importing 95 per cent of what you see going to electricity, and when you conserve, it means that we are saving the country foreign exchange. It also means that we are reducing the amount of those fossil fuel emissions that go into the atmosphere,” Mr. Paulwell said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisementslast_img read more

Mc Hugh says island funding applications are being considered

first_img Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Previous articleNew Omagh Hospital officially opening todayNext articleSix “unemployment blackspots” in Donegal according to Census 2016 News Highland Islanders in Donegal are being assured that they are not being excluded from significant funding under the minor works programme.So far, over €820,000 has been allocated in respect of applications from the county councils in Cork, Galway, Mayo and Sligo.Gaeltacht and Islands Minister Joe McHugh says an application from Donegal County Council is being examined, and funding will be announced in due course.He says there’s no question of Donegal’s islands being excluded. Mc Hugh says island funding applications are being considered Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – June 20, 2017 Harps come back to win in Waterford Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

Rod Roberson elected Mayor of Elkhart

first_img Twitter Rod Roberson elected Mayor of Elkhart WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Previous articleJames Mueller elected Mayor of South BendNext articleElection 2019 Results Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter By Jon Zimney – November 5, 2019 1 574 Google+ Facebook Pinterest (Photo supplied/Rod Roberson for Mayor) Rod Roberson (D) was elected Mayor of Elkhart, defeating his Republican challenger and former Elkhart Mayor Dave Miller with 56 percent of the vote, according to the unofficially tally.Roberson is an Elkhart native and spent 16 years on the Elkhart City Council.As a newly-elected Mayor, Roberson promised to build on the city’s foundation of partnerships to foster economic growth and make sure all residents have access to democratic processes, according to his campaign website.Complete Election 2019 ResultsThe following statement was released by the Dave Miller campaign:My good friends, I am sorry to have to deliver this message. Believe me when I say I am much more sorry for those of you who labored on our behalf, those of you who contributed time and money, and those of you who voted for me. I can’t express enough my appreciation to all of you. In a contest like this, there is a winner and loser. I don’t like losing any more than anybody else.Those who cared to vote have spoken.Elections are better if there is a spirited campaign that provides the voters with useful information, contrast, and a choice.I am grateful God chose me to offer that choice. I am grateful to all of you who believed enough in me to enable us to run a strong, positive, visionary, professional campaign. I am proud of our effort, and proud of all of you who gave so much to bring us so close.Though it didn’t turn out as we hoped, I know it will have lasting positive effect on my family and me and hopefully on all of you and our beloved city.The best part about running for office has been making new friends and getting reacquainted with so many old friends. I have had the time of my life. It has re-energized me in a way that I don’t know what else could have.This journey has been wonderfully fun!last_img read more

Metallica Rocks ‘Colbert’ Super Bowl Special With “Enter Sandman” [Watch]

first_imgFollowing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ dominating 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday night, Stephen Colbert went live for a special “Super Bowl” edition episode of The Late Show, which featured musical guest Metallica who performed perhaps their most well-known songs, “Enter Sandman”.The thrash metal anthem with its stadium rock energy fit perfectly into testosterone-fueled Super Sunday as guitarist James Hetfield began the song’s ominous opening riff. Of note during the band’s performance was the setup of speaker cabinets in the band’s rehearsal studio. The entire room was adorned with different decorative cabinets from throughout the band’s illustrious career.The video’s description on YouTube noted that there are speakers from Metallica Night at AT&T Stadium, San Francisco, CA May 2, 2015; Metallica Night at Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA April 26, 2019; NBA Finals Game 3 at Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA June 5, 2019; Metallica 30th Anniversary Celebration, San Francisco, CA, Dec 5, 7 and 9, 2011; Mariano Rivera Day, Yankee Stadium, New York, NY September 22, 2013; (“Enter Sandman”) X-Games, Texas Speedway, Austin, TX, June 6, 2015; “Racing Stripe M” from the St. Anger Tour, 2003-2004; “Vulturus” from the Death Magnetic Tour, 2008-2010; The American Music Awards, November 16, 2003; Los Premios MTV Latin America, October 16, 2008; “DeHaan” surprise set at Orion Music + More Festival, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI, June 8, 2013; The WorldWired Tour 2017-2019; and the “Now That We’re Dead” music video.Related: Miley Cyrus Teases All-Star Metallica Covers Album Project [Video]Watch Metallica perform “Enter Sandman” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Super Bowl special.Metallica – “Enter Sandman”[Video: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]last_img read more

Houston Texans 10th anniversary logo

first_imgFavourite Logos:Hartford Whalers Location:Portland, ME, USA It’s their 11th season though… weird. 2,347 posts Share on other sites Houston Texans 10th anniversary logo Sign in to follow this   Location:Currently Salt Lake; soon to be Jackson, MS. Favourite Logos:Vancouver Canucks current/1980s/90s era, LA Kings purple/gold and Gretzky era, Mariners 80s and current, BC Lions 1980s, and Saskatchewan Roughriders 1970s/80s Location:Western Hemisphere Recommended Posts 22 0 868 johnnysama 0 Link to post 1,118 2,227 posts 6,671 posts Sports Logos 6 Share this post Sports Logo News 1,118 It’s their 11th season though… weird.Lots of teams celebrate by the year and not the # of seasons played. I’ve always liked the look of the symmetrical dates better that way?2002-2012, instead of 2002-2011 etc. Chazberg Favourite Logos:ASU “Sparky”Jazz music note wordmarkBlue Jackets “Stinger” Oregon “Donald Duck”Scottish Claymores primary Share this post 0 4 6,188 posts CFL/NPB/MLB/NHL/NFL Fan JQK SportsLogos.Net Followers 0 Sports Logo News Favourite Logos:Blue Jays original,Arkansas Razorbacks,Minnesota T-wolves original,and Pat Patriot Location:Washington State Link to post Members 1,264 GriffinM6 10,968 posts I too like this a lot. The best part, is that they used the number font from their jerseys rather than using a random font. 1,264 1,264 Members Share on other sites Share on other sites Members Skunk Duck Studios Posted February 17, 2012 All Activity JQK All Activity Members Share on other sites Peachy Nice, I like it. Flamewagoning 0 234 Share this post 1,118 mmejia Posted February 18, 2012 Link to post Posted February 18, 2012 Chazberg Location:Worcester MA Share this post CDixonDesign Share on other sites Posted February 18, 2012 6 PurpleRush Forums Home RedSox44 Posted February 17, 2012center_img 1,293 posts CDixonDesign Link to post 0 Share this post The 2012 season will mark the 10th anniversary of the Houston Texans, and to celebrate, they just unveiled their 10th anniversary logo.Very classy logo. Simple, to-the-point. johnnysama Link to post SportsLogos.Net mmejia 194 234 Members Members 194 I heard earlier this week that this logo will be worn as a patch on the chest this upcoming season. Location:Houston Posted February 18, 2012 Posted February 17, 2012 Simple. I like it. I assume this will be a jersey patch. 175 RedSox44 Share on other sites knnhrvy16 175 Forums Home 22 GriffinM6 Members Houston Texans 10th anniversary logo Link to post Sign in to follow this   Simple and classy….Although the absence of a blue keyline around the logo gives the “floating” feeling to the logo itself… 0 Posted February 18, 2012 Share this post Members Share this post Less, but better. Posted February 18, 2012 Sports Logos Share this post 22 Members 0 175 0 Link to post PurpleRush 868 Link to post 6 knnhrvy16 15,138 posts Location:Atlanta This topic is now closed to further replies. 5,070 posts 868 Location:Charlotte, NC Share on other sites Share this post Favourite Logos:Toronto Blue Jays 2012 – Quebec NordiquesMinnesota North StarsHartford WhalersNew York MetsBoston Bruins (all except 1995-2007)New Detroit Lions Share on other sites 194 By johnnysama, February 17, 2012 in Sports Logo News 4 Holy cow, has it been 10 years already?? Time really does fly…Anyways, very classy, simple logo. Really like the look of it, it should look great on the jerseys. 1,071 posts Share on other sites Favourite Logos:Pensacola Blue Wahoos Primary 4 Go To Topic Listing Location:Chicago, IL Followers 0 0 234 Link to post Houston Texans 10th anniversary logolast_img read more

We must respect our judicial system

first_imgDear Editor,The statements emanating from President Granger on this 2017 Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) issue is nothing but superficial and extremely uninformed. Why does he continue to expose himself to such low-quality legal advice?In this new era of accountability, full transparent from politicians is demanded at all times.In 2017, hardly a day goes by when we are not treated to another variant of how the GECOM Chairman should be appointed in the daily media. It is pervasive as it is obstinate. Both sides think they are correct and too few are really recognising this nation is paying a heavy price because of the low-quality legal expertise that continues to guide the judgement of President Granger.This nation pays a Judiciary to interpret the rule of law, including the Constitution. The Legislative make the law and the Executive enforces it. Guyana has had a long and painful struggle to arrive at the seismic changes achieved in 1992. Electoral policies such as counting the ballots at the place of poll and the cessation of overseas and postal voting brought this country back from the brink as a pariah state. After 1992, donkeys and horses in the fields of Manchester and Jamaican in Council Flats of Birmingham lost their privilege to automatically vote for the People’s National Congress in Guyana’s elections. Never again must we succumb to such fraud.But the most revolutionary change that happened in 1992 was a reformation of the process behind how the Chairman of GECOM is appointed. Prior to 1991, the GECOM (called something else then) Chairman was appointed by the President in a framework that was steeped in autocracy. The Leader of the Opposition was literally consulted in a factitious manner. President Hoyte, who came under severe pressures from our friends in the ABC countries and a generation of local and international struggles led then by President Jagan who was the Leader of the Opposition, allowed for the commencement of the process to reform our electoral systems in 1990.As an outcome from those dialogues between Team Hoyte and Team Jagan with the Carter Center and the local civil society acting as arbiters, Hoyte agreed to ask the Legislature to change the laws around the process of how the Chairman was appointed. Ahead of the 1992 elections, the process allowed Jagan as the then Leader of the Opposition to submit a list of eligible names to Hoyte from which the name Rudy Collins was selected by Hoyte from Jagan’s list to be the Chairman. For those who do not know Collins, he was an international diplomat, not a judge or former judge or someone who had the qualification, training or experience to be a judge. He was deemed by Hoyte to be “fit and proper”.Fast-forward to the case in front of the Honourable Chief Justice Madam Roxanne George, one can find all sorts of opinions that can be undulating in nature but to date, no one has seen the written judicial pronouncements. Thus, my grave disappointment in the infantile and premature comments attributable to President Granger on this issue in the media. If he in unhappy with the ruling of the Chief Justice, the system provide the latitude for him to appeal that decision.President Granger must understand that he is making decisions for 18-35-year-olds also and if he is perceived to be one who is willing to illegally not enforce the written rulings of the courts, then he must not complain when society descends into a crime infested harem of law breaking activities. By his own actions he is seen to be giving the green light to the present and future generation of lawbreakers to disregard the ruling of the courts.I pen this letter in full support of the principle that we must respect our judicial system, even if we disagree with their written judgement. We must as a people also recommit to the separation of powers between the Judiciary, Executive and Legislative. The Legislative makes the law, the Executive enforces it and the Judiciary interprets it. These are three distinct branches of a functional Government in a democratic society.Sincerely,Sase Singh, MSc –Finance, ACCAlast_img read more

Is Dunn’s Resignation the Knockout Punch for Best Buy?

first_imgdave copeland Related Posts The resignation of Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn last week could be the start of a massive shift for not only Best Buy, but for big-box retailers across a wide range of sectors.“This is not the end of physical media sales, but that will become a minority niche business,” said Marty Wolf, a merger and acquisitions adviser. “Retailers in general are going to have to realize that retail space in many circumstances is becoming a showroom for the Internet – or retailers need to make the space an entertainment and services facility as Apple has done.”Along with last week’s announcement of Dunn’s resignation, Best Buy said it would close 50 of its stores. Dunn was a 26-year veteran of the company, and while some allegations of an affair have been raised since he stepped down, most company observers are speculating he was primarily forced out because of his inability to convert the e-commerce business quickly enough to compete with Amazon.In many ways, Best Buy became a victim of some of the very technology it used. Visitors to its retail shops could instantly comparison shop with tablets and smartphones.“Dunn’s successor will grapple with consumers’ growing comfort in making purchases with smartphones, sometimes inside of Best Buy stores, as well as the popularity of buying from Apple Inc. and Amazon,” said Adam Hanft, CEO of marketing firm Hanft Projects. “That is the triple demon that they face. They get foot traffic, but they’re not converting that into sales because people are in there with their iPads seeing if they can get a better buy.”Perhaps ironically, Best Buy had started to position itself for the shift, acquiring mindSHIFT for $167 million to extend its business further beyond retail. But that may have been too little, too late.“The company could not move fast enough to transform – even as it is closing stores, the market could not wait,” Wolf said.Dunn joins a string of high-profile CEO ousters in the tech sector, according to Bobby Zafarnia, president of Praecere Interactive. He pointed to HP and former CEO Mark Hurd, Yahoo and former CEO Carol Bartz, and Olympus and former CEO Michael Woodford as recent examples.“There’s the larger narrative of CEO resignations in the tech and retail industries that results in tremendous negative attention for the company, hurting investor confidence in Best Buy,” he said. “Whether it’s the company that faces scrutiny, board of directors or CEO’s behavior that’s in question, the scandal is what will always dominate the headlines until a new leader is installed and profits are back on track – and that’s never an overnight development.” Tags:#e-commerce#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

25% Fare Increase, Concessionary Fare Remains the Same

first_img Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, has announced a 25 per cent increase in fares for the public transportation sector.In respect of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), Cabinet has approved an increase from $80 to $100, which will take effect from Sunday, August 25.However, Cabinet has taken the decision to hold the concessionary fare at the present level of $20 for students, the elderly and the disabled.“Although the financial analysis demonstrates justification for an across the board increase, the Administration is mindful of the plight of the most vulnerable and the impact which this increase will have on the lowest income groups. The recognition has led to the decision not to move the concessionary fare from the present level of $20,” Dr. Davies said.Outlining details of the increase today (August 19), at a press conference, held at the Ministry’s Maxfield Avenue offices, in Kingston,  Dr. Davies informed that Cabinet has approved fare increases of 25 per cent for route taxi operators, with effect from Sunday, August 25, 2013.“Cabinet also approved a similar increase of 25 per cent to rural stage carriages again with effect from August 25. Children under the age of 12 years, students in uniform, disabled persons and pensioners will pay 50 per cent of the approved fares,” he said.The last fare increase granted to operators of route taxi operators and rural stage carriages was in January 2010, when a 20 per cent increase was approved.The Minister said that in respect of the adult fares on the JUTC as well as for the route taxi operators and the rural stage carriages, “the increase granted of 25 per cent represents the minimum justified, given the significant increases which have taken place in all inputs required for the provision of transportation services.”For the  JUTC, the last fare increase was granted in April 2010 when there was a 60 per cent increase in the fare for adult passengers and a 33 per cent increase in the fare for concessionary passengers.In the meantime, Dr. Davies stated that a critical factor which continues to limit the company’s ability to provide reliable service remains the low daily run out of buses, which on average currently stands at 250 buses.“A specific commitment was given that on September 1, 2013, the turn out will be 350 buses. This increase will be facilitated by bringing into operation new buses which are now in the island as well as those which are currently being repaired with spare parts which have recently arrived in the island,” the Minister said.He further informed that it is programmed that the daily turn out will be steadily increased to 400 buses, bolstered by the programme of rehabilitation of old buses which is being initiated through a collaborative effort between the JUTC and the HEART Trust/NTA.In addition, Dr. Davies noted that it is recognised that revenues of the company are diminished by ‘leakage’ from the fare boxes, particularly where adults who should be paying full fare are benefitting from the concessionary fare.He added that historically, commuters benefitting from the concessionary fares average a third of ridership. However, the most recent data indicate that commuters benefitting from concessionary fares now account for 55 per cent of ridership.“This sharp increase in the percentage of total ridership accounted for by concessionary fares raises questions. It is imperative that this ‘leakage’ is eliminated. In furtherance of that objective, a cashless system is being introduced whereby all commuters who wish to qualify for the concessionary fares must purchase the electronic ‘smart’ cards through the designated outlets,” the Minister said.Dr. Davies noted that details of the operation of Smart Cards will be provided by the end of August, before the beginning of the new school year.The Minister also informed that directives have been given that immediate dialogue with the trade unions must be initiated to address aspects of the existing labour agreement which contribute to the losses of the company.“The most blatant example is the guarantee of payment for a 40-hour work week, even if fewer hours are actually worked,” he said.Meanwhile, Chairman of the JUTC, Rev. Garnet Roper, indicated that the 25 per cent increase in adult fare will increase the daily revenue by about 10 per cent if the 45 per cent of the ridership remains constant.“We are going to be looking at some significant cost saving measures and we hope that will make the difference,” he added. A 25 per cent increase in fares for the public transportation sector Cabinet has taken the decision to hold the concessionary fare at the present level of $20 The last fare increase was granted in April 2010 Story Highlightslast_img read more