first_imgThe Mayor of Georgetown, Ubraj Narine is seeking to make revenue collection more relaxed for vendors in the city, as they are uncomfortable with the present method of officers visiting their various booths to collect revenue. In an interview with Guyana Times on Tuesday, the Mayor said this was one of the issues brought up at a recent meeting when vendors met with City Hall officials for a meeting last week.“We met with all the vendors both wholesale and retailers last week Wednesday. That meeting was really to talk to them and they had wanted to voice their concerns because they have a lot of concerns out there,” he explained.Going forward, the Mayor has committed to another meeting to hear from those vendors himself.So far, those persons have complained about businesses dumping their refuse near their places of business among others.“Those were the most concerns and how we will regularise the revenue collectors. Some people do not feel comfortable for someone to go and collect revenue from them just like that so we are working to put a system in place since I took office,” Narine posited.He assured that his Information Technology (IT) Department has been working tirelessly along with the IT Committee to put provisions in place for those vendors to visit City Hall and pay their monthly dues whereby they will be issued a receipt.On this note, Narine noted that revenue collection is usually done on a weekly basis, where collectors would pick up these dues and issue receipts.“I think as the Mayor I don’t want to see that in the future,” he said.The various markets, on the other hand, has an office where stallholders pay their revenue, in an environment which has been described as safer.Last year June, a similar method was implemented to collect revenue at the Bourda Market.Back then, revenue collectors from the market section would act on behalf of the Council to manoeuvre around the vendors and apply the charges on behalf of the Council and collect the revenues based on what was owed.However, to enhance the transparency and accountability of this process, this will not be done in the future. A booth was established at Regent Street and Orangewalk, where the system will be modified. Cashiers will be present at the booth while “issuers” and “verifiers” will be dispatched to the vendors.“An issuer would come towards a vendor. They would assess the goods that is on the ground and they would write what is called a ‘slip’. The vendor would be given that slip and the vendor is expected to take that slip towards the cashier booth and make his or her payments,” Accounting Manager of the Council, John Douglas explained.last_img read more

first_imgMile 143(225.9km) – Pink Mountain Campsite and RV Park – 250-772-5133RV Sites Available – 15 As of 3pm, Thursday  June 4, 2009 Availability for Accommodations North of Fort St John to Fort Nelson on Highway 97 Vanderhoof                 250.567.2124 or Toll Free 800.752.4094 Mile 72(115.4km) – The Shepherd’s Inn – 250-827-3676Rooms Available – 20 Mile 144.5(232.5km) – Mag & Mel’s Sasquatch Crossing Lodge – 250-772-3220Lodge Rooms Available – 3Camp Rooms Available – 50 Mile 159.4 (256.5km) – Sikanni River Campground & RV Park – 250-772-5400Cabins Available – 3RV Sites Available – 20 Mile 175 (279km) – Buckinghorse River Lodge – 250-772-4999center_img – Advertisement -Rooms Available – 4 In the Community of Fort Nelson – Northern Rockies Regional Municipality Burns Lake                  250.692.3773Chetwynd                    250-788-1943Dawson Creek            250-782-9595 or Toll Free 866-645-3022Fort Nelson                 250.774-6400Fort St James             250.996.7023Fort St John                250.785.3033 or Toll Free 877-785-6037Granisle                       250.694.2428Hudson’s Hope           250-783-9154Kitimat                         250.632.62.94 or Toll Free 800.664.6554Mackenzie                  250-997-5459 or Toll Free 877-622-5360McBride                      250.569.3366 or Toll Free 866.569.3366New Hazelton             250.842.6071Pouce Coupe              250-786-5794Prince George            250-562-3700 or Toll Free 800-668-7646Prince Rupert              250.624.5637 or Toll Free 800.667.1994Queen Charlotte City  250.559.8316Smithers                      250-847-5072 or Toll Free 800-542-6673Stewart/Hyder             250-636-9224 or Toll Free 888-366-5999Taylor                          250-789-9015Terrace                       250.635.2063 or Toll Free 800.499.1637Tumbler Ridge            250-242-3123 or Toll Free 877-729-3466 With the Alaska Highway being closed from Fort Nelson to Watson Lake.  Hello North has compiled a list of available hotel rooms in Fort Nelson.  This is is as of 3pm June 4th, 2009.  You are reminded that if you are travelling north of Fort Nelson, that you should find accommodation in the community before leaving a larger centre.  The road could be closed for several days. Westend Campground – 130 RV spots          (250) 774-2340Blue Bell – 22 RV spots                                  (250) 774-6961Fort Hotel – 30 rooms                                     (250) 774-6971Woodlands – 40 rooms                                  (250) 774-6669Lakeview – 10 rooms                                     (250) 233-5001Bluebell – 40 rooms                                        (250) 774-6961Kacees – 8 rooms                                           (250) 233-4800Ramada – 15 rooms                                       (250) 774-2844Shannon – 40 -45 rooms                               (250) 774-6000Super 8 – 15 rooms                                        (250) 233-5025 Should you have further questions please contact your closest Visitor Centre.last_img read more

first_imgConsultas is a nationwide-based financial services company that specialises in Debt Management. Are you are one of the many business and personal banking customers whose loans are being transferred to a hedge fund?Are you worried about the uncertainty of your future banking arrangements? If so contact Niall Kavanagh 0834274881 or Tom 0872834207 at Consultas who will negotiate with the new company to ensure you achieve the best possible outcome.Consultas Financial Services Limited is owned and operated by Niall Kavanagh & Tom McDonagh both of whom have many years’ experience working in the banking/finance industry.Consultas is currently one of a number of companies authorised by The Central Bank to carry out Debt Management Services in the Republic of IrelandContact Details:        01-55439  info@consultas.ie Niall    083 4274881. Email niall@consultas.ieTom    087 2834207. Email tom@consultas.ieConsultas Financial Services Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland DONEGAL FINANCIAL COMPANY ADVISING BUSINESSES TO BE WARY OVER DEBT BEING SOLD TO A HEDGE FUND was last modified: May 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessConsultasFeaturesnewslast_img read more

first_imgCASTAIC – The new and the old were celebrated Wednesday when the completion of an interchange at the Golden State Freeway and State Route 126 was commemorated by dedicating a monument to the 90-year-old Ridge Route. Antique cars, service vehicles and members of the historical society E Clampus Vitus paraded from the dedication ceremony in a bank parking lot overlooking the interchange to the monument’s location beside Route 126. “The Ridge Route is the first highway California built over the mountain barrier you see behind me,” said Harrison Scott, president of the Ridge Route Preservation Organization. “In 1915, they said it was impossible, but state engineers went to Europe to study how they did mountain roads and said it was feasible.” The Ridge Route connected Northern and Southern California. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “Before, you had to go south to Bakersfield, then take a dogleg to Mojave and continue south either through San Francisquito or Bouquet canyons,” Scott said. A good portion of the original Ridge Route was destroyed by storms in January 2005, but restoration efforts are under way, Scott said. The Ridge Route is not the same as the Grapevine, over which motorists travel Interstate 5 today. Running from Castaic Junction to the bottom of the Grapevine grade, the Ridge Route opened in 1915, followed by a revision called U.S. 99, which is now beneath Pyramid Lake, Scott said. Interstate 5 pretty much put an end to traveling on the Ridge Route, he said. Work on the 126-5 interchange started in March 2003, when lanes were widened and realigned, reconfiguring transitions and adding several new on-ramps, mostly to accommodate an anticipated large influx of residents once proposed housing projects are built. Partners in the interchange improvements included Caltrans, The Newhall Land and Farming Company, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles County, the city of Santa Clarita, the Federal Highway Administration and the California Highway Patrol. The E Clampus Vitus members – four of them dressed in jeans and bright red T-shirts that read “To consecrate, not desecrate” under their leather vests – fessed up to being responsible for the monument’s construction. “We paid for the material, dug the hole and got the permit,” said Craig Switzer. “It cost us about $1,000. The cement slab and brass plaque stands on the south side of State Route 126 coming into the Valencia Industrial Center. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watterscenter_img Tags:#start#startups Although the popularity of games like Farmville has caused social gaming to be associated primarily with Facebook, UK gaming startup Failbetter Games demonstrates that Twitter can also be a viable platform for game developers.In early April, investor Fred Wilson wrote on his blog that Twitter was at an “inflection point,” and pointed to the potential for “killer apps” to emerge in several areas, including social gaming. Dan Porter, CEO of the gaming site www.omgpop.comresponded in an article in Business Insider, arguing that “Twitter is not (yet) a Game Platform.”Failbetter Games proves otherwise, recently winning the Escapist Magazine‘s award for Best Browser Game of 2009 for their game Echo Bazaar.Echo Bazaar: The GameWhile some people are highly critical of social games, arguing that they don’t really contain much “gameplay” at all, Echo Bazaar takes that click-then-wait-then-click grind and transforms it into something very entertaining and compelling via the game’s complex storytelling. Echo Bazaar takes place in a post-apocalyptic Victorian (Fallen) London. Your character can develop major stats like Persuasiveness and Watchfulness, alongside attributes like Scandal and Nightmares. You get 10 “actions” at a time (these refill over the course of the day), and these actions that move you through the story. And it’s quite a story – an experiment according to the developers, in storytelling and coding. As artist and content developer Paul Arendt notes in a blog post, ” it’s fair to say that the majority of RPG browser games run on this simple hierarchical system: do a mission, succeed, do another mission, succeed, and so on. There’s little in the way of branching narratives for the player to follow, less still in the way of flavour. ” Instead, Echo Bazaar embraces a “coalescent narrative structure,” a phrase that makes more sense to the non-literary minded, perhaps – until you see their pretty awesome flowcharts. These charts point to the elaborate series of repercussions that might occur with any particular choice made in the game. The content of Echo Bazaar is impressive, and while the game has been described as “mostly beige, mostly text,” undoubtedly the artwork and design adds to the game’s steampunk atmosphere and appeal.Echo Bazaar on Twitter: The PlatformIn an interview with ReadWriteWeb, Failbetter Games “Chief Narrative Officer” Alexis Kennedy explained how the startup has utilized Twitter and talked about some of the advantages and disadvantages of Twitter as a platform of gaming.According to Kennedy, the advantages of Twitter as a game platform involve the ease of authentication and messaging (both between developers and players and as players themselves spread word of the game via Twitter). Although the company did have some problems last week with the Twitter API, the advantages “massively outweigh” the disadvantages, says Kennedy, “in viral growth alone.”Currently the game utilizes the hashtag #ebz to designate game-related tweets, and Kennedy says that the company will likely implement annotations, a feature announced at Chirp, to the gaming experience. Kennedy says he can imagine annotations allowing game-related tweets to become both more conversational and more instrumental to the gaming experience – “an extra layer of gameplay on top” – but notes that much is still speculative. Unlike other social games that are often accused of “spamming” social networks and news feeds, Kennedy contends that Failbetter Games are “polite” and contends this is key to their viral growth. “We are gentle in the inducements we offer to encourage people to tweet,” says Kennedy. “We’re scrupulous about not abusing our access to the Twitter account, and we allow players to edit the tweets” they send in relationship to the game.Failbetter Games: The StartupFailbetter Games is a self-financed startup that runs very lean, with a core team of Kennedy, Arendt, and Richard Johnson, as well as a handful of freelance writers. Echo Bazaar is still in beta and is a “research project” for the company’s next game Prisoner’s Honey.Although other developers have started working on gaming projects using Twitter as their platform, most recently the “trading card” game TweetTrumps, Failbetter Games is clearly leading the way for both Twitter and RPG gameplay. But with the potential for Twitter as a gaming platform, there does appear to be plenty of room for other startups. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgFor the U.S., it’s like getting a C-plus on its carbon-reduction report card, to which the teacher has attached an admonishment: “Sam is definitely doing better, but still has lots of room for improvement!”The “report card,” in this case, is the 2009 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Global Zero Carbon Capacity Index, which has been developed by the Environment Institute at University College London to track 34 countries’ progress toward reducing carbon emissions in their built environments. The index, also known as ZC2, is based on measures of energy consumption in the residential, commercial, and transportation sectors, and on implementation of national policies aimed at achieving zero-carbon performance.UCL released the ZC2 for 2009 this week along with results for 2008 to show not only current rankings but year-over-year improvements or declines in each country’s standing. Norway’s performance pushed it to the top of the 2008 ranking, and its performance in 2009 kept it in first place. Right behind it are Brazil, the UK, China and Australia (which share 4th place), and New Zealand.Researchers said they analyzed International Energy Agency data focused on three principal sets of indicators: 1) energy consumption associated with the residential, transportation, and tertiary (i.e. commercial and public services) sectors, since “the energy demand from these sectors is closely associated with the form, layout and structure of the built environment”; 2) progress toward “decarbonization” through the use of renewable energy as a “total primary energy supply” (TPES); 3) and an evaluation of the policy frameworks in place to promote carbon reductions in the built environment.EU policies bearing fruitThe U.S. is in a lowly position in the ranking, currently sharing 25th place with Poland. It is just ahead of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, and South Africa, and right behind Mexico, South Korea, Turkey, and Spain.The five countries whose ranking improved the most are the Slovak Republic, which went from 26th place (which it shared with Canada) in 2008 to 20th in 2009; France, which went from 24th to 17th place; Germany, which went from 15th (tied with Turkey) to 9th place; and the U.S, which went from 30th to 25th place.In general, UCL researchers note, countries in the European Union – including Austria, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK – ranked relatively high on the index chart, indicating that the EU’s ambitious carbon-reduction policies are prompting significant shifts in built-environment practices and behavior.last_img read more

first_imgSpend the vast majority of your time prospecting. If you want—or need—faster sales results, the first thing you need to do is spend most of your time prospecting. Nothing produces more opportunities than time spent trying to produce more opportunities. You can make 1,000 calls over the next year, or you can make 1,000 calls over the next ten days.Trade face-to-face meetings for phone calls and phone calls for email. You can get more done in a face-to-face meeting than you can over the telephone. You can get more done over the phone than you can over an email (or 100 emails). You can take time trying to connect and going back and forth electronically, or you can get face-to-face and get things done now.Target and nurture your dream clients. You can call on everyone in your territory, searching for someone receptive enough to meet with you. Or you can carefully and meticulously choose a set of targets for whom you can create massive value. You can nurture those dream clients with value creating ideas, establishing yourself as a great potential partner now. Targeting and nurturing  is faster than sporadic, aimless prospecting.Spend more time with your dream clients. The more time you spend on site with your dream client contacts and all of their stakeholders, the faster you will develop the relationships you need. Spending more time with your prospective clients also speeds up their development of a preference for you as a partner. You can try to develop relationships without putting in the time, or you can show up.Sell your process and the commitments you need. Your buyer believes they have a process for buying. But following their process doesn’t take into account all the commitments they will need to make for you to do your best work in helping them. You can follow their process and end up with a loss or a no-decision, or you can sell your process and the commitments you need.Fast is slow. Slow is fast. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

first_imgThe Enforcement Directorate on Thursday seized assets including immovable property worth Rs.1.95 crores belonging to two former Goa Chief Ministers Digambar Kamat (Congress MLA) and Churchill Alemao (NCP MLA ) under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, in connection with Luis Berger Consultancy scam.The two leaders have been named accused in the scam.Alemao was out on bail after being in police custody for 15 days along with another former official of Goa Anand Wachasunder.last_img read more

first_imgThe Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday said the commutation of death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana to life term was part of a process aimed at bringing to closure the festering wounds of the Sikh community and termed efforts to stall this humanitarian gesture “unfortunate”.Former Minister and Akali leader Maheshinder Singh Grewal said it was unfortunate than an attempt was being made by certain Congress leaders to recreate tension by opposing the move in the court of law. “The SAD is against such attempts aimed at striking at the core of peace and communal harmony and will provide all needed legal aid to the family of Rajoana to fight these insidious designs to reverse the humane relief granted to him,” said Mr. Grewal.‘Release Sikh prisoners’He said the Union government should release all other Sikh prisoners who are still languishing in jail after serving their full sentences. “The Punjab government should do likewise for prisoners languishing in State jails,” he said.Mr. Grewal said the Akali Dal and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) have always opposed the death penalty as a matter of principle and continue to do so.“We have waged a long struggle to create consensus on this issue and this included approaching the Union government and the President on several occasions under the leadership of Parkash Singh Badal,” he said.The decision to release eight Sikh prisoners who had already completed their sentence and the commutation of Rajoana’s death sentence were the fallout of the concerted efforts of the Akali Dal and the SGPC, Mr. Grewal claimed.He said the Congress leader opposing the commutation of the death penalty was part of the Vidhan Sabha when the House moved a resolution appealing to the Centre in this regard.The statement came a day after Gurkirat Singh Kotli, a Punjab MLA and grandson of slain former Chief Minister Beant Singh, said his family would move the Supreme Court against the Centre’s decision to commute the death sentence of Rajoana.Ludhiana MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, who too is a grandson of the slain leader, also criticised the Centre’s decision. “How is a terrorist of Kashmir different from a terrorist of Punjab? How can Rajoana who hasn’t applied for pardon himself, doesn’t believe in the law of land and wants to spread terror repeatedly be released by Modi Govt? Dual Face of Modi,” Mr. Bittu had tweeted. (With PTI inputs)last_img read more

first_imgFIFA reminds World Cup-bound Peru about government meddling Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ “I have never considered myself a forward. I have been lucky enough to score goals,” Messi said. “I have grown both on and off the pitch. I keep improving and adding things to my game, and I enjoy playing more and more.”Messi, Ronaldo, and Suarez have divvied up the prize for the past nine years.The only time a non-Spanish league player won the Golden Shoe in the last decade was when Suarez shared the prize with Ronaldo while playing for Liverpool in 2013-14.The Golden Shoe is awarded by European Sports Media, an association of European sports newspaper and magazines.ADVERTISEMENT Messi scored 37 in the Spanish league, beating out Dutch striker Bas Dost, who netted 34 for Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese league.The 30-year-old Messi also led Europe’s league in scoring in 2009-10 (34), 2022-12 (50 goals) and 2012-13 (46 goals).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMessi was presented with the trophy by teammate Luis Suarez, who won the award in 2015-16 with 40. Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets also attended the ceremony in Barcelona.Messi thanked his teammates for helping him score so many goals, while also saying that he enjoys playing more than ever, 13 years since his debut with Barcelona’s first team. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img View comments Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. APBARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi received his fourth Golden Shoe award on Friday (Saturday Manila time) for leading all of Europe’s leagues in scoring last season.It was the fourth time the Barcelona forward has received the honor, drawing him even with Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo as the award record-holders.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Nextlast_img read more