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$65 Million to Continue Tax Administration and Customs Reform

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail $65 Million to Continue Tax Administration and Customs Reform Budget 2014/2015April 9, 2014Written by: Douglas McIntosh Related$205 Million for Reading Project in Primary Schools RelatedCorrectional Facilities to be Repaired and Expanded Work by Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), and Jamaica Customs to improve the business environment in order to help facilitate economic growth, should advance significantly this year.This, as an additional $65 million has been earmarked in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives, to complete the work in this area.The undertaking, which is jointly funded by the Government of Jamaica (GoJ), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), aims to improve Jamaica’s tax administration system; facilitate micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises with credit access; and ensure policy, regulatory, and legislative changes, conducive to economic growth, and the attendant necessary reforms.The project, which initially ran from March 2010 to August 2013, has, thus far, provided Jamaica Customs with support and assistance to conduct a post-clearance audit for targeted imports within the petroleum sector; and prepare a database for use in identifying risk arrears, non-compliance, and fraud within the sector, and develop a risk management policy. It has also yielded a revised operational framework for petroleum monitoring.Other activities undertaken include: development of a prioritisation system for debt arrears collection; and an annual debt management plan.Anticipated targets for 2014/15, include: continued support for Tax Administration reform, and implementation of the risk management system and development of annual debt collection and audit plans; continued public/private stakeholders dialogue to encourage ongoing and new reform efforts; continued strengthening of TAJ to implement, review, and enhance a risk management system for identifying and prioritizing tax debt arrears for collection, as well as providing the agency with support to conduct targeted audits in priority sectors.The project was extended for 12 months and is scheduled for completion in August this year.center_img RelatedAllocation of $123 Million to Boost Export Capacity Story HighlightsWork by Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), and Jamaica Customs to improve the business environment should advance significantly this year.An additional $65 million has been earmarked in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure to complete the work in this area.The project has provided Jamaica Customs with support and assistance to conduct a post-clearance audit for targeted imports. Advertisementslast_img read more

Executive Director of the Martin University National Center for Racial Equity & Inclusion

first_imgCandidate must have at least five years of Diversity &Inclusion leadership and senior management experience, includingstrategic planning, administration, fundraising, fiscal management,communications, employee development, and community mobilizationand collaboration.Tech-savvy and strong proponent of social media.Prepare written reports as required.Perform other duties as assigned.Deep Knowledge of Anti-Racism, Racial Equity, andSocial Justice Work Firm understanding of systemic, structural, and institutionalracism, including intersectional forms of oppression.Confidently present themselves as subject matter expert onracial equity.Experienced Diversity, Equity, and InclusionProfessionalA successful track record in helping organizations develop,implement, and sustain diversity, equity, and inclusion strategiesthat achieve positive results.Deep understanding of research, methodologies, and frameworksrelated to diversity, equity, and inclusion management andleadership.Experience in leading and managing multiple aspects ofdiversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, including applicationsfor the workforce, supply chain, and external relations.Experience in utilizing organizational assessment tools fororganizational diversity, equity, and inclusion.Personal Characteristics and LeadershipAttributes Effective listener; high emotional intelligence; open-minded;inclusive; enthusiastic.Strongly committed to racial equity, anti-racism, DEI, andsocial justice.Relationship/coalition builder, approachable, fair, passionate,authentic, servant leader.Self-confident, resilient, integrity, believes in continuouslearning/improvement and focused.Ability to have difficult conversations around racism, whitesupremacy, and more.Well-organized, results-driven and inspiring, visionary,politically savvy, mature, and use of judgment effectively.Submit your resume to [email protected]; nophone calls, please. OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARYReporting to the President of Martin University, the ExecutiveDirector of the Martin University National Center for Racial Equityand Inclusion (NCREI) will oversee the planning, implementation,and performance measurement of specific short- and long-termprojects that identify and address racial disparities and otherinequities.  The Executive Director works closely withuniversity leaders, faculty, staff, and the NCREI AdvisoryBoard.This position supervises others as assigned.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSCommunity Collaborations/Alliances and StrategicCommunicationsInitiate, develop, and maintain productive and mutuallybeneficial collaborative relationships with individuals andorganizations that effectively represent racially and ethnicallydiverse communities across the region, including liaison withcommunity groups.Proven ability to develop and implementmarketing/communications programs, creating a clear and consistentidentity that generates understanding and enthusiasm for the NCREImission and goals; and clear understanding of accomplishments andimpact generated by the NCREI.Accomplished public speaker serving as the primaryspokesperson.Fundraising The ability to work collaboratively with the Division ofInstitutional Advancement in developing fundraising strategies andexecuting them in partnership with university personnel and theNCREI Advisory Board.Operations/HR Management and StaffDevelopmentExperience recruiting/hiring, supervising, mentoring, providingprofessional development opportunities, and directing andevaluating staff in the performance of their duties Financial Management and PlanningPrepare and administer annual operating and capital budgets,and understand and manage multiple projects.Manage communication with the President, Chief FinancialOfficer, and NCREI Advisory Board to provide regular comprehensivereports on revenue, expenditures, and other key financial andnon-financial metrics.Senior Leadership, Strategic Thinking, andPlanningTransformative ability to provide vision and leadership foraccomplishing the mission and long-term development and growth andremaining up-to-date on emerging trends.Strong track record of strategic thinking, planning, andaligning mission, the business model, internal systems andstructures, and programs to support that strategy. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor’s degree required; relevant advanced degree stronglypreferred.Formal training in racial equity, anti-racism, Diversity,Equity, Inclusion related work.Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability tomaintain/encourage open communications with staff, the Board,volunteers, and the community. last_img read more

Property legends: Paul Reichmann, 1930-2013

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Ravn Air Group Files Motion For Sale Process

first_imgPhoto provided by: Ravn Air Group The announcement states: “This assistance will help pave the way for buyers who are seeking to purchase the entire Air Group, maximize creditor recoveries, and enable a successful exit from Chapter 11 that will preserve Alaska’s largest and most vital regional air carrier and the many jobs and essential air service it provides”. Ravn is Alaska’s largest rural airline, and it flew to more than 100 destinations across the state before filing for bankruptcy in early April. Dave Pflieger, Ravn’s President & CEO: “The opportunity to receive CARES Act Grants and work with our DIP lenders on a sale process means there is a new path forward by which Ravn could resume operations later this summer. Now, instead of only one path, a planned liquidation, qualified parties who meet strict bidding criteria and guidelines will be able to buy the entire Air Group with all three of its airlines. This is a game-changer for our creditors, our employees, our customers, and the many communities we have served for decades.”center_img In addition, Ravn has worked with its Debtor in Possession (DIP) lenders to develop a process for the airline to sell all, substantially all, or a substantial part of its assets on Wednesday, June 17, and next week Ravn will be asking the federal bankruptcy judge handling the company’s Chapter 11 case to approve that process. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Ravn Air Group has been conditionally approved by the U.S. Treasury to move forward and seek payroll grants under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Payroll Support Program (PSP), according to an announcement from the company on Wednesday.last_img read more

What a night! Golden State wins 73, Kobe scores 60 in finale

first_imgThat most everyone can agree on, including President Barack Obama, Michael Jordan and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. The Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104, finishing the season 73-9 and breaking the 72-10 mark that was put together by Jordan and the Chicago Bulls and lasted 20 years as the NBA’s all-time single-season standard. Steve Kerr played for that Bulls team, and was the one who went on to coach these Warriors to a level not even that club could reach.Jordan congratulated the Warriors in a statement released after the game. He also said, “The Warriors have been a lot of fun to watch and I look forward to seeing what they do in the playoffs.”In other words, Jordan was saying ‘now go win the title.’ When the Bulls won 72 games, they capped that season with a championship.Curry made 10 3’s to get to 402 for the season, officially wrapped up the NBA scoring title, and sent a message to the rest of the league going into the postseason — that the Warriors are far from satisfied, with Curry saying he was happy that all the team needs to worry about now is getting 16 postseason wins.“I just try to keep getting better,” said Curry, who was the MVP last year at 23.8 points per game — and went to 30.1 points per game this season. “I just want to keep pushing myself.”Somehow, the Warriors’ 73-win record — “the new Golden Standard,” the team called it — almost seemed overshadowed.Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, right, fist-bumps his daughter Gianna after the last NBA basketball game of his career, against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Los Angeles.Bryant scored 60 points as the Lakers won 101-96. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)“Nobody really cares about the 73 wins it was all about Kobe today,” Indiana guard C.J. Watson wrote on Twitter.That’s how impressive Bryant’s last game was.“There’s no way I could possibly imagine this happening,” Bryant said.Who could?Bryant scored 60 points and took 50 shots, the most of any game in his career — a total that came with the blessing of teammates who just wanted him to score as much as possible one final time.“Felt good to be able to do that,” Bryant said, “one last time.”And when it ended, the basketball world was buzzing.“4-13 should go down in the archives as #MambaDay,” longtime NBA sharpshooter Mike Miller tweeted. “@Kobe Bryant thanks for the memories. It was amazing to be able to compete against u!”Added Heat forward Chris Bosh: “73 wins and one dude shooting 50 shots in one game on the same night. Has that ever happened before?” Bosh ended that tweet with the hashtag “awesome.”Fans who had to resort to the secondary resale markets paid more than $1,000 for tickets — or much more in some cases — just to get a seat to see the Warriors chase history or Bryant play one final time.Odds are, none of them left thinking they made a mistake.“Whoever paid those crazy … prices for those tickets y’all got y’all money’s worth tonight,” Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson tweeted.Fans in Los Angeles bought up just about every piece of Bryant memorabilia they could find at Staples Center, and 350 miles or so up the road at Oracle Arena, Warriors fans cheered long and loud when the 73rd win was finally secure.“The team held itself to a high standard throughout the season, playing with purpose every night and captivating fans around the world with its free-flowing style, spectacular shooting and flair for the dramatic,” Silver said. “Kudos to the entire Warriors organization.”Not long after Silver released his statement, the NBA put out its schedule for the first round that starts Saturday. The confetti that flew in Oakland was swept up, the champagne that was sprayed on Bryant after his finale had long dried.The night was over.The playoffs await for the Warriors, but not Bryant. His career is done, and his last act on the floor at Staples Center was a two-word farewell to Lakers fans:“Mamba out.” Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry smiles a the end of a 125-104 win over the Memphis Grizzlies during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) That most everyone can agree on, including President Barack Obama, Michael Jordan and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.center_img The stars did not disappoint.And the most-celebrated closing night in NBA regular-season history not only lived up to expectations, it might have exceeded them with a pair of performances that will be talked about for years to come.Golden State became the first team to win 73 games in a season, Warriors guard Stephen Curry scored 46 points and topped the 400 3-pointer mark to cap what will almost certainly be his second straight MVP campaign. Kobe Bryant’s career with the Los Angeles Lakers ended in most surprising fashion — a 60-point game, the first time he’s gotten to that plateau since 2009.“I think this has been an amazing day for sports fans, basketball fans in particular,” Bryant said as he wore his Lakers’ uniform about an hour after the game, not quite willing to take it off for the final time. “It’s been a great day with them setting such an unbelievable record — you think about that, 73 wins, that’s ridiculous. And then obviously what happened here tonight, it’s been a great night in basketball history.” The Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104, finishing the season 73-9 and breaking the 72-10 mark that was put together by Jordan and the Chicago Bulls and lasted 20 years as the NBA’s all-time single-season standard. Steve Kerr played for that Bulls team, and was the one who went on to coach these Warriors to a level not even that club could reach.Jordan congratulated the Warriors in a statement released after the game. He also said, “The Warriors have been a lot of fun to watch and I look forward to seeing what they do in the playoffs.”In other words, Jordan was saying ‘now go win the title.’ When the Bulls won 72 games, they capped that season with a championship.Curry made 10 3’s to get to 402 for the season, officially wrapped up the NBA scoring title, and sent a message to the rest of the league going into the postseason — that the Warriors are far from satisfied, with Curry saying he was happy that all the team needs to worry about now is getting 16 postseason wins.“I just try to keep getting better,” said Curry, who was the MVP last year at 23.8 points per game — and went to 30.1 points per game this season. “I just want to keep pushing myself.”Somehow, the Warriors’ 73-win record — “the new Golden Standard,” the team called it — almost seemed overshadowed.Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, right, fist-bumps his daughter Gianna after the last NBA basketball game of his career, against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Los Angeles.Bryant scored 60 points as the Lakers won 101-96. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)“Nobody really cares about the 73 wins it was all about Kobe today,” Indiana guard C.J. Watson wrote on Twitter.That’s how impressive Bryant’s last game was.“There’s no way I could possibly imagine this happening,” Bryant said.Who could?Bryant scored 60 points and took 50 shots, the most of any game in his career — a total that came with the blessing of teammates who just wanted him to score as much as possible one final time.“Felt good to be able to do that,” Bryant said, “one last time.”And when it ended, the basketball world was buzzing.“4-13 should go down in the archives as #MambaDay,” longtime NBA sharpshooter Mike Miller tweeted. “@Kobe Bryant thanks for the memories. It was amazing to be able to compete against u!”Added Heat forward Chris Bosh: “73 wins and one dude shooting 50 shots in one game on the same night. Has that ever happened before?” Bosh ended that tweet with the hashtag “awesome.”Fans who had to resort to the secondary resale markets paid more than $1,000 for tickets — or much more in some cases — just to get a seat to see the Warriors chase history or Bryant play one final time.Odds are, none of them left thinking they made a mistake.“Whoever paid those crazy … prices for those tickets y’all got y’all money’s worth tonight,” Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson tweeted.Fans in Los Angeles bought up just about every piece of Bryant memorabilia they could find at Staples Center, and 350 miles or so up the road at Oracle Arena, Warriors fans cheered long and loud when the 73rd win was finally secure.“The team held itself to a high standard throughout the season, playing with purpose every night and captivating fans around the world with its free-flowing style, spectacular shooting and flair for the dramatic,” Silver said. “Kudos to the entire Warriors organization.”Not long after Silver released his statement, the NBA put out its schedule for the first round that starts Saturday. The confetti that flew in Oakland was swept up, the champagne that was sprayed on Bryant after his finale had long dried.The night was over.The playoffs await for the Warriors, but not Bryant. His career is done, and his last act on the floor at Staples Center was a two-word farewell to Lakers fans:“Mamba out.”,The stars did not disappoint.And the most-celebrated closing night in NBA regular-season history not only lived up to expectations, it might have exceeded them with a pair of performances that will be talked about for years to come.Golden State became the first team to win 73 games in a season, Warriors guard Stephen Curry scored 46 points and topped the 400 3-pointer mark to cap what will almost certainly be his second straight MVP campaign. Kobe Bryant’s career with the Los Angeles Lakers ended in most surprising fashion — a 60-point game, the first time he’s gotten to that plateau since 2009.“I think this has been an amazing day for sports fans, basketball fans in particular,” Bryant said as he wore his Lakers’ uniform about an hour after the game, not quite willing to take it off for the final time. “It’s been a great day with them setting such an unbelievable record — you think about that, 73 wins, that’s ridiculous. And then obviously what happened here tonight, it’s been a great night in basketball history.”last_img read more

Pollies get behind poly

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Let the Nelson Youth Soccer Games Begin

first_imgAs well, Nelson Youth Soccer will be pitching in to help L.V. Rogers Bombers host the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships in June. Mother Nature did its best to cooperate as Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the 2017 campaign on the pitch Saturday at the Lakeside Soccer Fields.Future soccer stars took to the fields as the Mini program opened with games this past weekend.Highlights of the season include the annual Terry Walgren Tournament in May.last_img

Kanana Park housing project launched

first_img15 August 2012 Timred Jabaza has been waiting 22 years for a decent home – his long wait finally came to an end on Friday when President Jacob Zuma handed him the key to his new, fully furnished two-bedroom house. Jabaza was one of the first beneficiaries of the more than 200 new houses that Zuma handed over in Kanana Park, south of Johannesburg on Friday. Others who will be benefiting from the new homes include those were found living in uninhabitable conditions when the President visited Sweetwaters and Thulamntwana in 2010. Following that visit, the Gauteng provincial government and the City of Johannesburg began developing the Kanana Park housing project, which will incorporate the settlements of Thulamntwana, Sweetwaters and the two smaller informal settlements of Doornkuil and Bhekaphambili. A total of 3 101 houses are being built, 1 793 of which are government subsidised housing units, 756 social-rental units, and 552 bonded units. Parks, two sports grounds, two primary schools, a high school, a clinic, and commercial and light industrial sites are also being planned for the area. Jabaza’s daughter Kholeka Jabaza said it was wonderful to see one of her father’s dreams finally realised. “It wasn’t nice staying in a shack, especially at his age. It was not easy. My father has been waiting for 22 years, and his day has finally arrived,” she beamed. Kholeka was particularly pleased that Zuma, who had promised better living conditions for residents during his 2010 visit, had kept his word. “It’s been less than two years and already it’s happened. I’m so grateful. I just hope that he can do the same for everyone who has been living in those conditions,” she said. Patience Mehlomekhulu also spent the first night in her own decent home on Friday. The 74-year-old had been living in a shack with her grandchildren, where conditions were far from ideal. “It was so cold I could not sleep at night. Tonight I will sleep in my new house for the first time. I am very happy,” she said. Zuma, who was accompanied by a number of representatives from national and provincial government, also addressed a community meeting after handing over the houses. He said he was touched when he visited the area in 2010 and found that people were living in dire poverty. Plans were in place to develop the area and those plans were speeded up after his visit. “Everyone on the list will get a house … Everything takes time … things will not happen in one day, but at the end everyone will have a house,” Zuma assured residents. He also promised that there would be electricity and other services in the area. Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane said the Kanana Park housing projects would be a mixed development. Apart from the “give away houses”, houses would also be built for affordable rentals. “We are providing for families,” she said, adding that millions had been earmarked to build houses and develop the area. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Want to get to know your cloud? Start with this video.

first_imgFor many people in IT, the road to cloud computing has one huge roadblock: security concerns. To get to the cloud, you’ve got to first get beyond all your security questions. And to do that, you’ve got to “get to know” your cloud.One place where this can begin is at the hardware level. That’s where you can establish the integrity of the server and use that knowledge to create trusted compute pools. Like the concrete footers on a house, trusted compute pools provide a foundation for a secure environment.So how do you go about creating this foundation? A good first step is to watch a new Intel video on YouTube. This video, “Securing a Cloud Infrastructure with Intel, HyTrust and VMware,” walks you through the process of configuration, policy creation, and implementation of a trusted compute environment.The demonstration is based on an Intel® Cloud Builders reference architecture that was put into action in a lab setting. In the demo, we established a five-server configuration and then activated Intel® Trusted Executive Technology (Intel® TXT) on four VMware vSphere* hosts.We configured one of the hosts as a management server, and then created three virtual machines on the server, with the following roles:Infrastructure serverVMware vCenter* ServerHyTrust* ApplianceAfter we configured these VMs, we used VMware vCenter Server to create a VMware vSphere cluster with the three remaining hosts. We then used the HyTrust Appliance to set up a trusted compute pool consisting of two of the three servers in the cluster. We left the third server untrusted so we could demonstrate how HyTrust Appliance can garner platform trust status, use that for defining security policies, and then enforce those policies.Along with the step-by-step demonstration, this video offers some great tips for building a trusted compute platform. So if you’re thinking about a cloud, you’ll definitely want to tune in to this video. It gives you a fast and easy way to see how you can get to know more about your cloud infrastructure, and then use that information to better protect your critical data and workloads.For a deeper dive:Watch the video.Download the VMware and HyTrust reference architecture.last_img read more

Using Technology to Build a Mobile Consultancy — An Intel® Small Business Profile

first_imgWhen you ask a small business owner how technology is changing his or her business, you can expect a million different answers depending on products, services, and business philosophies. The conundrum for small businesses in the 21st century is that new, unproven technologies are released daily and it’s nearly impossible to keep tabs on which ones are viable and which are vapor. The flip side of that coin is that the industry is constantly churning out new tools to help small businesses grow — and these tools are available at prices that don’t hit small business budgets hard.The Center for Workforce Excellence is a perfect example of a small business with very specific tech needs. The company offers leadership and workforce development services for a range of Fortune 500 companies (including Intel), with a focus on building opportunities for women and people of color. The company’s CEO, Trudy Bourgeois, uses technology in a number of ways to grow her business and deliver for her clients. IT in the Age of Decentralized ServicesEven though the business has been operating for 14 years, Bourgeois and her husband are the only full-time employees at The Center for Workforce Excellence — the company leverages a network of contractors they can call on when they need to staff up. Though some small businesses have the luxury of a full IT team when it comes to maintaining the company’s tech infrastructure, others, like Bourgeois, outsource in order to keep overhead costs in check.“I always had IT in corporate,” Bourgeois says. “It was ‘come get it; take it; give me another one; I don’t want the headache.’ But now, if something goes wrong, I have to troubleshoot. I’m not as confident as I’d like to be in the tech area.”One of the biggest advances technology has afforded Bourgeois’ company is the ability to learn quickly and easily communicate with her busy executive clientele. Bourgeois travels more than 100,000 miles a year to coach executives and soon-to-be-leaders, and her mobile office consists of a laptop, a smartphone, and a tablet.“These are my basics,” she says. “This is all I need to do business, anywhere. I can do research in a snap. I love that. I still remember having to go hunt for data. From that perspective, it definitely has made things much, much better.”Prioritizing Digital to Accelerate GrowthBourgeois and other entrepreneurs see technology as a way to grow their businesses while keeping costs low. By creating more digital classes, Bourgeois can literally be in multiple places at once, which is a tremendous opportunity for The Center for Workforce Excellence.“Digital-based learning opportunities are going to be a priority,” she explains. “With today’s resources, you can basically reconfigure a classroom — it’s not the same thing as live, but if you’re a global organization, you can’t afford to fly people all over the globe all the time.”If your product is your consulting and therefore your physical presence, a streamlined virtualization of your services could create limitless opportunities for your bottom line. She says the efficient and effortless communication afforded by modern technologies like her smartphone and laptop is one of the most exciting things for small businesses.“You can communicate with your audience 24/7 through all kinds of platforms,” she says. “Those things are all great.”Follow Trudy Bourgeois on Twitter: @trudybourgeois. To learn more about Intel’s solutions for your small business, click here.last_img read more