Greek bank shares bear brunt of the debt crisis

first_img Tuesday 22 September 2015 9:44 pm whatsapp Greek bank shares have shouldered the brunt of the country’s debt crisis, with one index showing they’ve shed around three quarters of their value so far this year.The FTSE/Athex banks index, which includes banks listed on the Athex and Cyprus Stock Exchange, slumped 8.56 per cent to 241.37 points today. This means it’s tumbled 63 per cent since the end of July, as well as shedding 74.9 per cent from the start of this year. Greek banks saw billions of euros leave their accounts earlier this year, as the risk of Greece exiting the Eurozone intensified. The country’s government shut bank branches for two weeks, while ATM withdrawals were limited to €60 a day, to help stem outflows.Read more: Greece’s banks could still tip the fragile country into disasterRecapitalising the country’s battered banks – as well as preparing for a visit from the Troika and vying for debt relief – is among the critical issues Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras will face in his second term. Tsipras is widely expected to reappoint former finance minister  Euclid Tsakalotos tomorrow, who has previously said Greece and its international lenders want the country’s banks to be recapitalised by the end of this year. Greek bank shares bear brunt of the debt crisis whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbes Jessica Morris Share Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comlast_img read more

Fugitive Friday: Nov. 13

first_imgAdvertisementTags: Fugitive Fridaysouthwest florida crime stoppersSWFL Crime Stoppers AdvertisementGardner was last known to be living in North Cape, but also has connections inEast Lee County. And upon his next arrest, he will be held without bond in the Lee County Jail.Zachary Gary KellyNext up is a guy who thought he’d throw a bonfire on the beach at his boss’s expense, but inreality, his night of fun landed him in jail and without a job. Zachary Gray Kelly is currently onthe run after violating his probation following an arrest for burglary and grand theft. Detectivessay that Kelly broke into his place of employment after hours and stole a large generator, a gascan and a stack of wood pallets, which he brought to Sanibel for a late-night bonfire withfriends. After the party ended, Kelly realized there was probably a pretty good likelihood thathis boss would find out, so he just never showed back up on the job site. But it didn’t take longfor officers to track him down and charge him with the break-in and theft. Crime Stoppers search for man involved in Saks Fifth Avenue purse heist in Estero June 16, 2021 Two men violently rob woman at Fort Myers apartment complex June 14, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments 23-year-old Kelly is 5’9”, 180 pounds, and was last known to be living in Lehigh.Shawn KoehnAlso on the run this Friday the 13 is a North Fort Myers man who has been committing violentfelony crimes for nearly half of his entire life. Shawn Koehn has been on the run for the lastweek following his latest run-in with the law. Officers say Koehn was caught red-handed inpossession of meth and syringes, which landed him behind bars for a month. He was releasedafter a month on a very small bond, but last week, a judge rescinded that decision and issued anew warrant for his arrest. To date, Koehn has been booked 28 times in Lee County on chargesthat include battery, burglary, resisting, theft, domestic violence, fraud, and aggravated assaultwith a deadly weapon. He is a registered convicted felon with a history of gang affiliations, aswell as violence towards law enforcement. He is 5’5”, 135 pounds, with a tattoo of the phrase“death before dishonor” on his chest, a three-point crown on his back and right leg, the words“Hate” and “Gwen” on his right arm, and “Bout Dat” on his stomach. Koehn is also known onthe streets as “Possum.”Christopher PimentelAnd last, but most certainly not least, is a man accused of beating, assaulting and holding awoman who was four months pregnant against her will. Earlier this week, a warrant was issuedfor the arrest of Christopher Pimentel for the kidnapping and false imprisonment of a pregnantvictim. The woman said Pimentel battered her while in a car in North Fort Myers in the middleof the night. She managed to escape his wrath once, and tried to hide in a ditch, howeverPimental found her and carried her back to the car, where the beatings continued. Shemanaged to escape a second time, and was able to call 9-1-1 for help. Pimental has a history ofviolent behavior against women, including an assault on a victim age 65 or older, where he helda knife against her throat and threatened to kill the woman, who also happened to be amember of his own family. For his misdeeds, this now 26-year-old has been sent to prison onceand was only released a few months ago. He is 5’11”, 175 pounds with a couple of notable anddescriptive tattoos, including the words “Dade County” with a scroll and dollar signs on his leftarm, and the phrase “Loose screw” with an eagle inked on his face. Every Friday, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers shares information on four fugitives authorities need help finding.Anyone with information on these four is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.Jeffery Gardner – a career offender accused of grand theft and forging stolen checksZachary Gary Kelly – on the run after partying on the beach using property stolen from his bossShawn Koehn – a North Fort Myers convicted felon wanted on drug-related chargesChristopher Pimentel – wanted in Lee County for beating a woman who was four months pregnantJeffery GardnerWe’re starting off our list this week with a guy who has spent the last 25 years committingcrimes throughout the state of Florida. Jeffrey Gardner is back atop law enforcement’s radar,this time for failing to register as a career offender, as well as grand theft. Since 1995, Gardnerhas been on the revolving door of the criminal justice system, leaving his footprint in Brevard,Indian River and Lee Counties. His criminal dossier includes charges of attempted robbery,trafficking in both drugs and stolen property and fraud, which resulted in four prison sentencesfor a term of roughly 10 years. In addition to his two active warrants, detectives also believeGardner stole a check from a local business, then forged a signature and cashed it at a Capegrocery store two weeks ago. Back in 2002, his extensive arrest record led to him beingadjudicated as a career offender, meaning he has to keep tabs with law enforcement, which hehas failed to do. Lee County man accused of assaulting child believed to have more victims June 17, 2021 Advertisement Crime stoppers looking for two thieves accused of stealing lumber & power tools June 17, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Optimism grows among Canadian firms: BoC survey

It showed 58 of the respondents expected higher sales in the next 12 months, as opposed to 23 that expected fewer. That put Bank of Canada’s important measure of business confidence at a positive 35, a big turnaround from the negative four balance of opinion in its January report. It follows an unexpectedly strong employment report last week from Statistics Canada, which said 82,000 jobs were added in March, reversing what had been a few months of modest employment reversals. “The good Canadian news just keeps rolling,” said Derek Holt, an economist with Scotia Capital. The snap-back in business confidence, while encouraging, raises the risk of the central bank moving to hike interest rates later this year, although there is no urgency, added Bank of Montreal’s deputy chief economist Douglas Porter. For that to happen, he said, “firmer business sentiment has to translate into firmer growth.” In last month’s federal budget, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty adopted the consensus forecast of 2.1% growth this year, followed by 2.4% in 2013 — both modest for a recovery period. The improvement in confidence follows months of mildly positive economic data and waning risk, particularly in respect to the European debt situation. The U.S. recovery has picked up steam of late, although Friday’s 120,000 new jobs number as considered a setback. “The results of the spring survey point to more optimism among firms,” said the central bank’s report Monday. “With modestly improved expectations for near-term U.S. economic growth and fewer concerns about the global economic and financial situation, some of the dampening effects on sales expectations have subsided, and more firms report that recent indicators of future sales activity, such as order books and new contracts, have improved compared to a year ago.” Canadian firms are also reporting positive spillover effects from strong commodity prices for natural resources that Canada sells the world, the Bank of Canada said. The central bank’s latest survey, which was conducted between Feb. 21 and March 15, found 43% of firms saying they will add employees over the next year, about the same as in January. As well, more firms said they will increase their level of investment in machinery and equipment — a good signal for productivity and economic growth — over the next 12 months. The central bank calls the plus-24 balance of opinion — the difference between positive and negative responses — on this question “solidly positive.” Meanwhile, firms are not reporting significantly greater capacity pressures or labour shortages, and believe both input costs and inflation will be moderate. As well, the executives say credit conditions have eased over the past three months, which should make it easier and less expensive to fund operations and expansion. A separate survey of senior loan officers also found that both the price and conditions for lending to firms have improved. The business survey is one of many indicators that are likely to be considered in the Bank of Canada’s new outlook for the economy, which will be published next week. In a recent interview, governor Mark Carney described economic conditions as “a bit firmer than we had anticipated in January,” and has said that the slack in the economy has tightened. Although prospects for growth are improving, economic opinion is unanimous that there is virtually no chance Carney will lift his foot off the pedal on stimulative interest rates next week, the central bank’s next policy setting date. The bank’s trendsetting interest rate has been fixed at one per cent since September 2010, even though Carney continues to express concern such easy lending conditions are luring many Canadians into high levels of borrowing. Analysts note that the alternative would likely be worse — raising rates would slow down domestic economic activity and boost the Canadian dollar, making Canadian exports less attractive. “We retain our expectation that the Bank will wait until next year before raising interest rates,” said Leslie Preston, an economist with TD Bank. Keywords Economic indicatorsCompanies Bank of Canada Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Leading indicators signal steady rebound: OECD Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan Economy lost 68,000 jobs in May Business optimism in Canada is rising sharply as the gloom of the winter months appears to be giving way to better expectations for sales, hiring and investment, a new Bank of Canada survey suggests. The quarterly survey of senior management from 100 representative firms, conducted over four weeks in February and March, found the outlook for future sales among the most positive since the recession. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Julian Beltrame read more

Residents Turn out for Old Harbour Community Expo

first_imgResidents Turn out for Old Harbour Community Expo Office of the Prime MinisterNovember 26, 2009 Advertisements RelatedResidents Turn out for Old Harbour Community Expo RelatedResidents Turn out for Old Harbour Community Expocenter_img RelatedResidents Turn out for Old Harbour Community Expo FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Residents of Old Harbour and surrounding communities in St. Catherine, came out in their numbers on Wednesday (November 25) for the annual Old Harbour Development Area Committee (OHDAC) community expo.The event was held on the grounds of the Portmore Community College’s Old Harbour campus under the theme: ‘Community Empowerment For Nation Building’.More than 30 exhibitors from the public and private sectors mounted displays, through which residents were able to gather information and benefit from services. Among the exhibitors were the Registrar General’s Department (RGD), Passport, Immigration and Citizen Agency (PICA), Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Coalition for Better Parenting, Inland Revenue Department, and the Jamaica Information Service (JIS).Chairperson for OHDAC, Mr. Randy Finnikin, said that the expo, held since 2003, “is our primary activity in terms of providing facilitation, empowerment, networking and collaboration between Government, non-government agencies, community-based agencies, other stakeholders and residents at the grassroots level.”He said that a major undertaking of OHDAC is a Big Brother/Big Sister Mentorship Programme where persons are invited to partner with the guidance counselling departments of schools to mentor students.“We are very proud of that and we are inviting (persons) from the development area to sign up. We would like to see how we can engage ourselves to see how we can serve our little brothers and our little sisters in the schools today,” he stated.In his remarks, Chairperson for the St. Catherine Parish Development Committee, Earl Hyde, said that it has become increasingly important for citizens to take responsibility for the development of their communities.“We have a very important role to play and once we fulfill our duties and responsibilities, then our country will go forward from strength to strength. The time has passed when we are going to sit and say this is not my responsibility, it is the Councillor or the MP (Member of Parliament) or the Government. We are the people who are going to make the difference, and everything that we do within our districts and communities will push this country forward and will help us to overcome the obstacles with which we are faced,” he said.His Worship the Mayor of Spanish Town, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, endorsed these comments, urging community members to unite and put initiatives in place that will be of benefit to residents.“Too often, we look only towards our elected representatives and the Government… they have a role to play but the community also must be self-sufficient and independent in approaching some of the problems that it faces,” he said.He stated that OHDAC is a model committee that the entire island should emulate.OHDAC was established on February 27, 2002 as a non-profit community based-organisation, which represents six communities – Old Harbour, Old Harbour Bay, Bartons, Brown’s Hall, Ginger Ridge, and Bellas Gate.The expo is the main activity for OHDAC and is in keeping with the Social Development Commission’s (SDC) Community Month of activities, which is celebrated in November of each year.last_img read more

Himalayan Megaquakes Powered By Elastic Energy In Tibetan Plateau

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Computer simulations indicate that Himalayan mega-earthquakes must occur every 1,000 years or so to empty a reservoir of energy in southern Tibet not released by smaller earthquakes, according to a paper that will appear in the Nov. 9 issue of the journal Nature. Colorado researchers Roger Bilham and Nicole Feldl co-authored the paper “Great Himalayan Earthquakes and the Tibetan Plateau.” Their research was funded by the National Science Foundation. Bilham is a University of Colorado at Boulder geology professor and associate director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences or CIRES. Feldl is a research scientist at UNAVCO, a national Global Positioning System consortium founded by CU-Boulder and funded by the National Science Foundation. In their report, the researchers reveal that earthquakes in the past 200 years in the central Himalaya, though catastrophic, have released relatively modest amounts of the energy of India’s collision with the Tibetan plateau compared to three massive earthquakes that occurred in medieval times. They base their claims on GPS point motions across the Himalaya that indicate where strain energy is stored. The researchers ran computer simulations on how the energy was released, which yielded clues on the approximate recurrence intervals of past Himalayan earthquakes. In the past, experts resorted to estimating the timing of future earthquakes from the slip that occurred in former ones. However, the new information should help scientists forecast future seismic activity in the region, Bilham said. “We had always assumed that earthquakes in the region were driven by the release of energy accumulating near the Greater Himalaya,” he said. “Our recent calculations suggest that a substantial volume of the southern Tibetan plateau plays a significant role in driving great ruptures. Exhumation of ancient archives and surface ruptures are now needed to show the details of this process in the past 2,000 years to help us forecast future earthquakes – and save lives.” The Greater Himalaya forms a 2,000-kilometer arc separating northern India from Tibet and boasts the world’s highest peaks, including the loftiest of all, Mount Everest, at more than 29,000 feet. The region is highly prone to earthquakes and has produced some of the deadliest on earth. Last year, 74,000 people died in the Kashmir region during a relatively modest earthquake, 7.6 magnitude. Computer simulations based on GPS data in the region reveal that the Tibetan plateau contains an invisible reservoir of “elastic strain energy” that is partly depleted each time an earthquake hits the region. The researchers contend that only gigantic earthquakes could fully deplete this reservoir of strain. Their models also show what they call “two puzzling features of plate boundary seismicity.” “Our findings show that great earthquakes – those with a magnitude of 8.2 or greater – can re-rupture regions that already have ruptured in recent smaller earthquakes, or those with a magnitude of 7.8 or below,” Bilham said. Mega earthquakes, those with a magnitude of 8.4 or greater, apparently occur every 1,000 years and are driven by residual strain following centuries of smaller earthquakes, or those with a magnitude of 7.6 or lower, according to the Nature report. The CU-Boulder researchers said conditions exist in the Himalaya today that could drive four or more earthquakes measuring more than 8.0 on the Richter scale. However, they added, these earthquakes would be even deadlier if they were delayed for another 500 years and occurred as mega-quakes exceeding 8.4 magnitude on the Richter scale. Published: Nov. 5, 2006 last_img read more

Class of 2020: Regan Brooks

first_img Published: May 16, 2020 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Graduating with honors from the Leeds School of Business with a dual emphasis in marketing and leadership management, Regan Brooks will begin her career as a marketing coordinator for a Denver-based distributor in the fall. Categories:Students in FocusCampus Communitylast_img

Our success rate is on an average above 60 per cent – Dr Rajesh Koradia, Founder & Director, MIRA Hospital & IVF Center

first_img MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By Sanjiv Das on November 19, 2018 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19”center_img Share Our success rate is on an average above 60 per cent – Dr Rajesh Koradia, Founder & Director, MIRA Hospital & IVF Center WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals News Dr Rajesh Koradia, Founder & Director, MIRA Hospital & IVF Center, speaks to Sanjiv Das about the rise of infertility and how to increase chances of conceivingThere is a steady rise of infertility in India. Why is infertility on the rise in India?From the overall population, around 15-20 per cent couples face challenges in conceiving. This percentage may be a little higher in the urban areas and a little lower in the rural areas. The reasons for higher instances of infertility in urban areas are stressful and unhealthy lifestyle, being more career oriented, less sexual frequency, tubal problems in females caused due to sexual promiscuity etc. Various vices that are more common nowadays like smoking, drinking, obesity etc. have a negative impact on the fertility in both males and females.What are the new types of treatment to counter infertility?There are many new techniques in the field of Infertility treatment, with some of them being more of a marketing gimmick than of actual use. Some of the technologies are more about eliminating the human effort as well as human errors. Some of them being:IVF Witness System: This system greatly reduces the human error of sample mix up.Assisted Laser Hatching: This technology helps the embryo to better attach to the womb.I.M.S.I. : Intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI) is a technique to be better able to assess the structure of the sperm and exclude the sperm with suspected abnormalities from being injected into the available eggs.P.G.D.: Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a reproductive technology used to increase the potential for a successful pregnancy and delivery. PGD is a genetic test on cells removed from embryos, to help select the best embryo(s) to achieve pregnancy or to avoid a genetic disease for which a couple is at risk.C.A.S.A.: A sophisticated electronic imaging system to visualise the sperm and an advanced software program to evaluate dozens of individual sperm parameters.People from which geographies, socio economic are at higher risk of infertility and why?As discussed before, it has been very widely observed that the people located in the urban geographical areas are more prone to infertility mainly due to the various lifestyle changes, vices, stressful lives etc. that occur at such places. Work life imbalance is more widely prevalent in such urban areas.What are the treatment methods available at your centre?We offer all modern treatments for Infertility at MIRA IVF. We have all facilities of a laminar flow, Class 1000 AHU as well as the clean room environment. Sometimes some endoscopic procedure may be required as a part of the treatment for infertility. To cater to this, a state of the art endoscopic OT with imported high end equipment has been incorporated in MIRA IVF for a long time. All endoscopic surgeries are also undertaken by me personally and we are not dependent on any visiting surgeon. Thus we act as a one stop solution for all aspects of infertility treatment. One of the key USP of our IVF Centre is our success rate. According to the MCI guidelines we cannot claim a success rate higher than the statistical average. However, let me share with you that our success rate is on an average above 60 per cent. This figure is open for anyone to come and verify from our records. Second is the trust our patients have in us. We never share any kind of genetic material without the patient’s consent because our focus is not to increase the success rate artificially, but to work towards our mission of “Childless None” where all intending parents should get the joy of parenthood. Further to that mission, expenditure for IVF at MIRA IVF is probably the least in all of India. And for patients who cannot even afford the charges, we offer further discounts, payment facilities, installments etc. Non affording patients at MIRA IVF are offered an option of paying just for the injections every cycle and we collect our charges when the patient has conceived. Such is the confidence we have on our results. Personal attention to each and every patient is something which we deliver. Each and every patient is counselled by me personally. The protocols to be followed, stimulation schedule etc. is all decided by me for each and every patient of MIRA IVF. Embryological procedures are taken care of by my daughter Arwa Koradia who is an excellent embryologist. Thus as a team, we work as a two point contact for the patients. Patients can directly contact her for any embryological aspect query and me for any clinical aspect query. This accessibility to us provides a continuous updation and support to our patients.Do you have any expansion plans? What type of investments are you looking at in the next five years?We wish to start Community IVF Centres in various parts of the country in association with the local Gynaecologists who want to start an IVF centre but are too busy with their Obstetric and Gynaecological work or are worried about delivering results. In this Community IVF centre, we wish to take them as partners. They can bring their patient, learn and then later on start practising themselves. By using a shared IVF lab, the cost of IVF also reduces significantly, thus benefiting the patients too. By these Community IVF Centres, we want to reach out to as many infertile couples as possible by bringing the cost of IVF further down and make it even more [email protected] Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

State Opening of Parliament May 10

first_imgState Opening of Parliament May 10 ParliamentMay 9, 2012 RelatedState Opening of Parliament May 10 RelatedState Opening of Parliament May 10 RelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The State Opening of Parliament will take place on May 10, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen  will deliver the Throne Speech, in which he will outline the government’s programmes and policies for the 2012/13 Fiscal Year, which began on April 1. Later in the afternoon, Minister of Finance, Planning and Public Service, Hon. Dr. Peter Phillips,  will table the 2012/13 Estimates of Expenditure in the House of Representatives. The Estimates will provide details on how the programmes will be funded and what the Ministries and agencies will receive for Recurrent (house-keeping) and Capital (development) expenses. The Standing Finance Committee of the House will meet to consider the Estimates from May 15 to 17. The 2012/13 Budget Debate begins on May 24, in the House of Representatives, with Dr. Phillips making his presentation. Dr. Phillips will tell the country how the budget for the fiscal year will be funded. The Budget Debate will last until June 6.  During the debate, selected members of the Government and the Opposition will make presentations. Opposition Spokesman on Finance, Audley Shaw, is expected to make his presentation on Tuesday, May 29, while presentations will be made by a Government Minister and an Opposition Spokesman on Wednesday, May 30.  On Thursday, May 31, Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, is scheduled to make his contribution to the debate.                                               Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller is slated to make her presentation on Tuesday, June 5, while the Finance Minister will close the Debate on Wednesday, June 6. After the Budget Debate is completed, other members of the House of Representatives will make their presentations in the Sectoral Debate, which follows. By Godfrey Barnes, JIS Editorial Manager Advertisementslast_img read more

US lagging China, South Korea in 5G readiness

first_img Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Author Diana Goovaerts Asia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 APR 2018 Related Home US lagging China, South Korea in 5G readiness Tags center_img Previous ArticleRogers readies 5G testing with EricssonNext ArticleHuawei seeks network efficiency gains with AI Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities CTIA CEO Meredith Attwell Baker urged US legislators to act quickly to address issues including a lack of mid-band spectrum to ensure the country is a 5G leader.The head of the US telecom industry association said policymakers should develop a broader spectrum pipeline in 2018 and reform local zoning rules to ensure the nation beats China and South Korea to the punch in terms of deploying the next-generation technology.Commenting on the results of CTIA-commissioned research by Analysys Mason, which placed the US narrowly behind those countries in terms of readiness to deploy 5G, Attwell Baker cautioned: “The United States will not get a second chance to win the global 5G race.”The Analysys Mason study determined China to be most prepared for 5G due to a combination of industry momentum and government support. Specifically, Analysys Mason noted all of China’s major wireless operators have carried out 5G trials and set commercial launch dates, while the government freed up both mid- and high-band spectrum for their use.While US operators have made similar commitments to commercial launch dates, Analysys Mason ranked the US sixth out of ten countries in terms of mid-band spectrum availability, and joined Russia and Canada as the only countries without public plans to allocate those airwaves to operators on an exclusive basis by the close of 2020.Why it mattersAt stake are a slew of economic benefits which go to global wireless leaders.A separate study commissioned by CTIA and conducted by Recon Analytics concluded the US’ global leadership in the transition from 3G to 4G resulted in a $100 billion boost to GDP by 2016; an 84 per cent increase in wireless-related jobs between 2011 and 2014; and a $125 billion boost in revenue to US corporations.Recon Analytics founder Roger Entner warned in a statement the US stands to lose out on those benefits if it lags on 5G: “When countries lose global leadership in a generation of wireless, jobs are shed and technology innovation gets exported overseas…These are the serious stakes that face American policymakers in the escalating global race to 5G.”But Dimitris Mavrakis, research director at ABI Research, recently told Mobile World Live an operator’s leadership in its home country may not necessarily translate to a first mover advantage on the global stage. Mavrakis agreed China is viewed as a 5G leader but noted this “will not likely create competitive pressure for other mobile service providers abroad.” Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito 5GChinaUSlast_img read more

Buncrana councillors renew calls for closure of Lisfannon halting site

first_img Facebook Twitter News Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Buncrana Town Council is calling on County Manager Seamus Neeley to close the halting site at Lisfannon as quickly as possible.The facility has been there for some years, and was originally established by former manager Michael Mc Loone under special powers given to managers at the time to address a pressing need for traveller accommodation.Cllr Joe Doherty raised the issue at last night’s council meeting, telling members that the site is now effectively derelict………..[podcast][/podcast] By News Highland – April 11, 2013 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleGolf – Masters Preview with Des SmythNext articleHSE issues measles warning to Donegal families travelling to Britain News Highland Google+center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp LUH still not ready to restore IT systems RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Buncrana councillors renew calls for closure of Lisfannon halting site Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre last_img read more