RelatedShareholder’s Agreement for air Jamaica/Cal merger to be signed April 30 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — As the transition period for the merger of Air Jamaica Limited (AJL) and Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) draws to a close, a Shareholder’s Agreement is expected to be signed on April 30, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw has revealed. In his Budget Debate presentation in Parliament yesterday, the Finance Minister noted that the one-year transition period, which began May 1, 2010 was necessary to ensure that control of AJL’s operations was successfully transferred to CAL, while allowing the time necessary for the Trinidad and Tobago-based company to secure the necessary licences and properly integrate the operations. “As of today, we have so far had a successful operation, and CAL has secured the rights to fly from Jamaica to North America, and has made significant progress in integrating both operations into one, while maintaining the strong Air Jamaica brand,” Minister Shaw said. He noted that the impending merger has been beneficial to the country as there has not been any disruption to airlift capacity, and the Government has avoided accruing additional losses from Air Jamaica. Minister Shaw further noted that the Government also received a refund of some US$2.4 million on external payables “based on the fact that we made efforts to liquidate expeditiously.” “It should be noted that last fiscal year, the Government budgeted US$204.3 million (J$17.6 billion) to pay out certain external payables, and we paid out only US$163 million (J$14.1 billion). We were therefore able to apply the difference to pay off a long-term loan and thereby save hundreds of thousands of US dollars in interest payments,” he noted. Minister Shaw further informed that by the end of April 2011 the Government would have returned four of the six leased aircraft, based on negotiated early returns, which has saved the country significant future liabilities. The Finance Minister’s presentation was themed: ‘From Stabilisation to Growth’. Shareholder’s Agreement for air Jamaica/Cal merger to be signed April 30 ParliamentApril 29, 2011 RelatedShareholder’s Agreement for air Jamaica/Cal merger to be signed April 30 RelatedShareholder’s Agreement for air Jamaica/Cal merger to be signed April 30 By ALECIA SMITH, JIS Reporter Advertisements
RelatedSav-la-mar Mayor wants council to handle solid waste RelatedSav-la-mar Mayor wants council to handle solid waste By GLENIS ROSE, JIS REGIONAL OFFICE Advertisements Sav-la-mar Mayor wants council to handle solid waste EnvironmentMay 18, 2011 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MONTEGO BAY — Mayor of Savanna-La-Mar and Chairman of the Westmoreland Parish Council, Councillor Bertel Moore, says effective management of solid waste is critical to the enhancement of the health of citizens; hence such task should be the responsibility of the local authority. Addressing the monthly meeting of the Council in Savanna-la-Mar Thursday May 12, Mayor Moore noted that the importance and effectiveness of the job would have been best advanced in the hands of the local body, the Parish Council, as officers would have greater opportunity for sustained supervision and monitoring. Strong support for the Mayor’s suggestion came from Councillors present, with Councillor Earl Brooks being the most vocal, saying among other things that, “until we have a situation where solid waste management, including collection and distribution, is the responsibility of the local authority, we are not going to get the kind of service that we really need”. He noted that all that was needed was the necessary infrastructure, inclusive of resources and, once those were in place, respective areas of parishes should begin to see significant improvement in solid waste management. Councillor Brooks also called for the position or post of ‘garbage collector’ to be given more prominence or prestige, referring to such as ‘Solid Waste Technicians’ or ‘Solid Waste Engineers’ and assigning to them the necessary protective uniforms and other attire, with a ‘decent salary’ attached to the position, to attract younger and stronger persons to the hardworking and presently ‘aged’ crew members. Councillor Brooks revealed that some ‘over aged’ workers, who were beyond 75 years, were observed on the job very late at nights. He suggested that the local authorities should be given the opportunity to manage this important aspect of their own affairs. Several areas within the parish of Westmoreland have been having great challenges with the management of their solid waste, due to the scarcity of needed resources. RelatedSav-la-mar Mayor wants council to handle solid waste
Home Apple curbs data sharing in App Store update Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 13 JUN 2018 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 KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Author UK consumers seek £1.5B from Apple Diana Goovaerts Apple cracked down on how app developers can use data gathered about an iPhone users’ contacts, implementing changes to its App Store rules to limit the collection and sharing of the information.When users grant apps access to their contacts, developers can obtain to a trove of information about the people on the list, including names, phone numbers, birthdays, addresses and even photos.As noted by Bloomberg, though, Apple’s App Store guidelines now prohibit developers from using such information to build databases and advertising profiles which could be used for marketing or sold to third parties. The rules also prohibit apps contacting people using information collected from users’ address books, unless the app user specifically approves a message to an individual.Additionally, Apple explicitly stated data collected by apps for one purpose cannot be reused for another without further consent. It added apps which share user data without approval risk being kicked out of the App Store and Apple’s developer programme.The move is an attempt to prevent developers from gathering information about users’ friends, family and acquaintances without express permission from those contacts. It comes in the wake of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica data scandal, in which information about millions of users was collected and improperly shared without consent. Related Google taps retail with NYC store Apps Previous ArticleOperators, industry need clear AR, VR strategiesNext ArticleInstagram expands shopping feature AppleApple App Storedata privacy
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“This decision marks a first historic victory for the climate and a major step forward in French law,” the NGOs said in a statement. “Until now, the state denied the inadequacy of its climate policies, despite the accumulation of evidence … we hope that justice will not be limited to acknowledging the state’s fault, but will also force it to finally take concrete measures to at least meet its climate commitments.”This is the first time a court has condemned the French state over its climate policy. The verdict follows a similar ruling in the Netherlands, where the Dutch supreme court asked the government to do more to combat climate change.Want more analysis from POLITICO? POLITICO Pro is our premium intelligence service for professionals. From financial services to trade, technology, cybersecurity and more, Pro delivers real time intelligence, deep insight and breaking scoops you need to keep one step ahead. Email [email protected] to request a complimentary trial. The French government failed to do enough to curb greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change as it had pledged to do under the Paris climate agreement, a Paris administrative court ruled Wednesday.The court also said France was partly responsible for a change in the composition of the atmosphere tied to greenhouse gas emissions — which the judgement called ecological damage — because it didn’t respect its emissions reduction goals.The case was filed in 2018 by a group of NGOs and backed by over 2 million citizens. The NGOs complained that France had failed to act to limit climate change and called on the court to order the state to take additional measures as soon as possible to limit global warming and abide by its commitments under the Paris Agreement.
Playing hardball: South Korea’s Kim Yeon-koung, seen here at the London Olympics, is embroiled in a dispute with her former club team that could end the spiker’s career with the national team. | AP RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES South Korean volleyball superstar Kim Yeon-koung is threatening to retire from the national team unless she is released from a contract by her former club team Heungkuk Life Insurance.The 25-year-old Kim was the Most Valuable Player at the London Olympics and is considered one of the top players in the world. She has been an integral part of the South Korean team for several years. The root of the ongoing dispute lies in the contract language that ties her to Heungkuk for six years. The 192-cm outside hitter played for the Seoul-based team for four years before joining the JT Marvelous in Osaka in 2009 for two seasons. After two campaigns in Kansai, Kim signed with Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce.Kim’s contention is that her two years in Japan were actually on a transfer basis and as a result she should be considered to have fulfilled her obligation to Heungkuk. The South Korean club disagrees and was backed up by the world governing body for the sport (FIVB) in a ruling last September.So Kim, who is seeking an International Transfer Certificate, is effectively blocked from playing anywhere until she is released by Heungkuk. The 2011 V-League Most Valuable Player is taking a stand over the row and says she wants the matter resolved by July 25.At a July 15 news conference in Seoul, where she was accompanied by both her attorney and agent, Kim was adamant that she would quit the national squad if an amicable resolution was not reached.“Problems with Heungkuk Pink Spiders make me very sad,” she was quoted as saying at the Korea Press Center. “If this problem can’t be resolved as soon as possible, I will retire from the national team.”On July 1 Heungkuk asked the Korean Volleyball Association to register her as a “voluntarily withdrawn player.” The club is standing firm and made its view clear in a news release of its own the same day.“For the past year, the team worked for an amicable solution of the matter, but Kim did not back down from her original stance,” the Pink Spiders said. “The team has provided unprecedented support and convenience (for Kim), and yet she has insisted on saying things that just aren’t true.”Heungkuk claims it is willing to consider releasing Kim, but only if she “upholds the regulations and sincerely apologizes to the team.”As the most decorated women’s player in South Korean history, Kim has considerable power and she knows it. If she were to quit the national team the impact would be devastating for a side that finished fourth at the London Olympics after losing to Japan in match for the bronze medal.The result in London was South Korea’s best showing in the Olympics since taking the bronze at the Montreal Games in 1976.So dominant a force in the sport is Kim that one analyst commented recently that the match against Japan in London “wasn’t Japan vs. South Korea, it was Japan vs. Kim Yeon-koung.”When South Korea played Japan in the London Olympic qualifying tournament in Tokyo back in May of 2012, Kim, who is known for both her soaring spikes and model-like looks, scored a match-high 34 points in a four-set victory for her team.It was the kind of dominating performance that left all in attendance that evening in amazement. Simply put, it confirmed that Kim may be the finest female athlete in the world in any sport.The dispute between Kim and Heungkuk was originally mediated by the Korean Volleyball Association, but Kim and her representatives contend that the arbitration process was unfair. They are threatening to take the issue to the Court of Arbitration for Sport or the South Korean legal system.Kim is one of the most popular female athletes in her country, and her fans voiced their displeasure over her treatment earlier this week by protesting outside the KVA offices in Seoul for several days.The stakes are even higher with the 2014 World Championship qualifying tournament set to be held in Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, in early September, followed by the Asian championships in Thailand later the same month.Kim’s absence at either event would be devastating for South Korea. It will be interesting to see who blinks first in this game of brinkmanship, but the reality is that the national team needs Kim a lot more than she needs them. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
Kentucky Wildcats guard Tyler Ulis (3) shoots the ball against Wright State Raiders forward Parker Ernsthausen (22) in the first half at Rupp Arena.LEXINGTON, Ky. — Get used to this, the fawning over Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis by opposing coaches. It’s going to happen a lot over the next few months.First came Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski on Tuesday night in Chicago, after Ulis picked his team apart, waxing poetic about Ulis’ face. A winner’s mug, a leader’s visage, he swooned.Next up: Wright State’s Billy Donlon on Friday night in Lexington, after Ulis torched his team in an otherwise underwhelming 78-63 Wildcats win. Donlon left the kid’s face out of it, but his praise was equally effusive.“Tyler Ulis never panics, he never gets nervous,” the coach said. “He makes the right decision every single time. He doesn’t hit a home-run play unless it’s a home run. He never strikes out. When he comes off a ball screen, he never gets it wrong. And that’s really hard to guard. When he’s in transition, he never gets it wrong. That’s really hard.”Ulis followed his career-high 18 points against the Blue Devils with a new career-high 21 against the Raiders. He made a combined 11 of 22 shots, 16 of 18 free throws, had 11 assists, four steals and only two turnovers in those two games.“He seems totally in control,” senior forward Alex Poythress said. “He seems so poised out there. Nothing rattles him, which is what we need. I hope he continues playing at the level he’s playing.”Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:9f76620774973c9e763126be Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-373932-4624198372001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Without him, the Cats might’ve gotten a scare Friday night. Wright State trailed by just three points after seven minutes when Ulis went on a one-man, 6-0 run by swishing a floater, nailing a pull-up jumpshot and driving to draw a foul for two free throws.He continued to penetrate and get to the line – and, among other highlights, nailed a sweet step-back jumper and threw a no-look, behind-the-back pass for a dunk – to help UK build the lead to 20 with 5:26 to go in the game. That earned him a break.But in the 87 seconds Ulis was on the bench, the Raiders cut the deficit to 14.“When he went out, we let them back in,” Cats coach John Calipari said. “I didn’t want to play him as many minutes as he played. But I said, ‘I want to win a game more than worry about not playing him.’ If we can’t win without him on the floor, then he’ll be on the floor every minute.”He means it, too. Ulis played all 40 minutes against Duke, then 36 against Wright State. He played 37 minutes in the season opener. It’s quite a step up for a guy who came off the bench and averaged just 23 minutes per game last season as a freshman – when he dealt with shin splints that he claims are no longer an issue.“I didn’t die from it, so we’re all good,” Ulis said of the increased workload. “Everyone likes to play. No one wants to come out. So it’s not a problem for me. I worked on my body all summer so I can be more durable and I’m just trying to play when I need to.”After two assists and five turnovers to start the season against Albany, Ulis has produced 16 assists and only three turnovers the last three games. He’s averaging 14 points and playing like a potential all-American who is going to keep earning postgame praise from the other side.It would be difficult to find another point guard who’s had a better week — and there can’t be many (any?) who are as irreplaceable on their roster.“This is his team,” freshman guard Isaiah Briscoe said. “When he feels as though we need points, he’ll go get the points. But most of all, he’s a great leader and he’s a floor general.”Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Email him at [email protected] .
The Cardinals might be in despair entering Week 13 with a 2-9 record after one of their more devastating losses — a 35-point blow out at the hands of quarterback Philip Rivers and the Chargers — but that hasn’t stopped coach Steve Wilks from making roster moves to try and turn around Arizona’s season in its final weeks.On Monday, the Cardinals announced a number of changes, including cutting two starters: right tackle Andre Smith and cornerback Bene Benwikere. With five games left, Wilks wants to see some more wins. The Cardinals’ only two victories came against the 49ers, who have also struggled and put together a 2-9 record. “Number one, I’m going to keep working hard each and every day,” Wilks said. “Trying to do everything I can to help this team win football games, starting with the coaches, making sure we’re doing the things upstairs and the message is being delivered downstairs and the approach in how we practice.”I’m not changing. There’s no quit. We’re going to persevere. We’re going to find a way to finish strong.” Smith, a 10-year veteran, struggled in his recent outings as he was flagged four times for holding in the past three weeks. Benwikere’s woes came from inconsistent play, Wilks said. He leaves the team with 51 total tackles, one interception and one forced fumble.”If you’re not doing it our way, if you’re not giving us the best opportunity to win football games, number one, you won’t be on the field,” Wilks said, via ESPN. “And if it gets to that point, we’ll move on. And that’s what we did.” Related News NFL Week 12 Blitz Read: Chargers, Ravens wins shape AFC wild-card race; Colts remain in contention Philip Rivers makes NFL history with 25 consecutive completions to start game vs. Cardinals
The Barcelona player, who spent 2014-15 out injured, has played a lot more this season, reaching 20 games across all competitions. Goalkeepers: Courtois, J-F Gillet, Mignolet. Thomas Vermaelen has been called up by Belgium coach Marc Wilmots for the friendly against Portugal on March 29, against Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo. Forwards: Batshuayi, Benteke, R. Lukaku, Origi. Defenders: Alderweireld, Boyata, Denayer, Engels, G. Gillet, Lombaerts, J. Lukaku, Vermaelen. Sport EN The game is at 20.45 CET at the Estadio Rey Balduino in Brussels. Eden Hazard has been left out because of a minor injury. Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET 18/03/2016 Midfielders: Carrasco, Chadli, Dembele, Fellaini, T. Hazard, Mertens, Nainggolan, Witsel. The complete Belgium squad for the match is: