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Woman fined $20,000 for withholding information from ASC

Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) has ordered Meena Singh to pay an administrative penalty of $20,000 for attempting to conceal or withhold information from ASC staff during an investigation. The investigation involved restated interim financial statements of Genesis Land Development Corp. Singh has also been ordered to pay investigative and hearing costs of $7,000. In ordering the administrative penalty, the ASC panel ruled “we perceive a compelling need for general deterrence, which argues for meaningful sanction.” “It is expected that individuals being questioned by staff will be frank and honest in their responses,” the panel added Gobinder Singh (former president and CEO of Genesis), Frank Devcich (former CFO of Genesis) and Thomas Tang previously reached settlement agreements with the ASC regarding their conduct in this matter. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Keywords EnforcementCompanies Alberta Securities Commission read more

NSWMA to Help Farmers Monitor Illegal Dumping in Rural St. Andrew

first_imgRelatedNSWMA to Help Farmers Monitor Illegal Dumping in Rural St. Andrew FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is considering licensing organisations, like the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), to deal with illegal dumping in certain areas.“We can’t employ enough people to do that, and you are there and you are aware of what is happening,” NSWMA Executive Director, Joan Gordon Webley, told Corporate Area farmers attending the Kingston and St. Andrew JAS Branch Society Leaders’ Forum at the JAS head office, Church Street, downtown Kingston, on Saturday September 12.Mrs. Gordon Webley was responding to complaints from the farmers of illegal dumping in areas of West and East Rural St. Andrew where, according to the farmers, the activity has continued unabated for years.The NSWMA Executive Director said that by licensing the farming association, its members would be able to monitor the situation and inform and serve notice on persons carrying out the act. She also warned them that they must be careful that asbestos is not contained in the illegally dumped debris, some of which are from construction sites.Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Joan Gordon Webley, being greeted by the President and Vice President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Senator Norman Grant (right) and Paul Burgess (left), on her arrival to speak with Corporate Area farmers at the JAS Kingston and St. Andrew branch society Leader’s Forum on Saturday at Church Street, downtown Kingston on September 12.“Look, no one can police your community like you, and I believe in being an informer on anybody who comes into my community to defile it,” she said.She stated that she was not happy with the NSWMA’s level of collection of garbage and intended to develop proper schedules with routes and times. However, she cautioned that the units could not access all areas of rural St. Andrew.Mrs. Gordon Webley said that officers of the NSWMA, including Director of Operations, Colonel Allan Douglas, would meet the farmers to discuss their garbage problems and try to solve them.JAS vice-president, Senator Norman Grant, who is president of the KSA branch society, and KSA vice-president, Paul Burgess, also spoke. Special guest was newly elected JAS President, Glendon Harris RelatedNSWMA to Help Farmers Monitor Illegal Dumping in Rural St. Andrew NSWMA to Help Farmers Monitor Illegal Dumping in Rural St. Andrew AgricultureSeptember 14, 2009center_img RelatedNSWMA to Help Farmers Monitor Illegal Dumping in Rural St. Andrew Advertisementslast_img read more

CU-Boulder Supports Students And Campus Members Impacted By California Fires, Offering Time Out, Counseling, Support

first_img Published: Oct. 23, 2007 The University of Colorado at Boulder has taken several steps to assist faculty, staff and students from Southern California who may be impacted by the catastrophic fires and today announced a series of actions designed to assist them, including the following:o The university will make residence hall debriefing sessions available for students, faculty and staff who have been adversely affected by the fires and their aftermath. The debriefing sessions are private and not open to the media.o Students can meet with counselors on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 3:30 p.m. in the University Memorial Center fifth floor Terrace Room. Faculty and staff can meet with counselors on Friday, Oct. 26, at noon in UMC room 417.o Students also will receive assistance in negotiating the administrative systems of the university, should they need help because of the impact the fires have had on them and their families.o The university will streamline relevant administrative processes for students impacted by the California fires.o Faculty will be encouraged to facilitate arrangements with students from Southern California who need to leave school for a time because of the impact of the fires on their families.o The university will release faculty and staff who are members of relief/rescue/emergency organizations and who are called to respond to the fires, or who need to assist family members, subject to approval by appointing authorities.Disaster relief information also is available through the Red Cross by calling 1 (800) 733-2767 or at the organization’s Web site: www.redcross.org.Several campus organizations also are available to faculty, staff and students in need including the following:Center for Multicultural Affairs: (303) 492-5666Counseling and Psychological Services: (303) 492-6766Office of Victim Assistance: (303) 492-8855Psychological Health and Psychiatry (Wardenburg Health Center): (303) 492-5654Faculty Staff Assistance Program: (303) 492-3020. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

NLA Gets $8.3 Million Printing System

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedNWC Signs US$7.23 Million Contract to Procure Digital Water Meters for KMA RelatedGovernment to Make Annoucement on Net Billing in Two Weeks NLA Gets $8.3 Million Printing System EnvironmentNovember 17, 2015Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards RelatedNEPA Celebrates World Town Planning Day from Nov. 8 to 9 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img The turnaround times for map-based and land registration services provided by the National Land Agency (NLA), are expected to be further reduced with the use of an $8.3 million printing system.The system, which was donated by Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners, was officially handed over during a ceremony at the downtown Kingston offices of the NLA on Monday, November 16.Now in operation for a year, the system has gone through a series of tests, and is now fully integrated into the NLA’s Information Technology System Architecture.Since its installation, the system has been used to print maps, plans and other large format documents for the Agency’s customers.Welcoming the donation, Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickergsill, said this revolutionary system is expected to raise the level and quality of production in the provision of map-based and land registration services to the public.“These improvements in service have all been made possible through timely investments by the Jamaican Government and the private/public sector partnerships with organisations such as Noranda Jamaica Bauxite, which continue to provide assistance in modernising our infrastructure,” he said.The Minister noted that these investments and partnerships will ultimately ensure greater development and increased revenue through new and improved products and services.He further informed that some of the NLA’s internal business processes have been modified to leverage the system’s high technology capabilities, resulting in improved efficiencies and product quality.“Some of these modified business processes include the use of the Océ system to scan and upload images to certified pre-check plans to the Document Scanning System (DSS) database and to print copies of large format deposited plans for customers to the title search section of the Land Titles Division,” he said.The system includes an Océ Colour Wave 650 plotter, which is a wide format commercial grade printer, capable of printing documents up to 42 inches wide, in colour. It requires no warm-up, thus reducing the response time for producing prints and can run uninterrupted for over 24 hours. These features allow for high efficiency and productivity in document printing operations.It also comprises the TC4 Scanner, which upgrades the Colour wave 650 Plotter to a multi-functional, integrated scan-copy-print system. The scanner can accommodate a variety of media types up to 36 inches wide.The scanner facilitates direct copying by sending the scanned image directly to the plotter for either immediate printing for storage in a print queue for later printing. Documents can also be scanned for digital storage, editing or use on a computer system. Photo: JIS PhotographerManager, Topographic and Hydrographic Surveys, National Land Agency (NLA), Calvin Thompson (left), shows off the high quality of the image produced by an $8.3 million printing system housed at the NLA. Admiring the document (at right) is Property and Legal Director, Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners, David Wong Ken. Also pictured is Chief Executive Officer (CEO), NLA, Elizabeth Stair. The system, which was donated by Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners, was officially handed over during a ceremony at the downtown Kingston offices of the NLA on November 16. NLA Gets $8.3 Million Printing SystemJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Story HighlightsThe turnaround times for map-based and land registration services provided by the National Land Agency (NLA), are expected to be further reduced with the use of an $8.3 million printing system.The system, which was donated by Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners, was officially handed over during a ceremony at the downtown Kingston offices of the NLA on Monday, November 16.Now in operation for a year, the system has gone through a series of tests, and is now fully integrated into the NLA’s Information Technology System Architecture.last_img read more

Sprint continues LTE buildout; reports Q3 profit

first_img SoftBank Corp targets growth through acquisitions Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 30 OCT 2013 Previous ArticleEricsson talks Galapagos Syndrome, Uni-Cubs and smart citiesNext ArticleiPhone assembler pays $300M for Taiwan 4G spectrum Sprint said that its LTE network has been extended to cover 45 more markets, taking its total to 230 across the US, as it also reported a profitable Q3.The latest network expansion includes increased availability in New York City.The company reported a net profit of $383 million for the period, compared with a prior-year loss of $767 million, on revenue of $8.68 billion, down from $8.76 billion. But on an operating level, it saw a loss of $398 million, compared with $231 million a year ago.Sprint said that its bottom line was flattered by a $1.4 billion non-cash gain related to the write-up of its previously held investment in Clearwire. In the prior year period, its net loss included a $397 million charge associated with the closure of the former Nextel network.The operating and net figures were also affected by $217 million in pretax expenses related to the Clearwire and Softbank transactions, including fees, severance and exit costs.The company ended the period with 54.88 million subscribers, down from 56 million at the end of September 2012. This included a drop in lucrative retail contract subscribers.During the quarter, it lost 360,000 contract subscribers from its own operations and gained 84,000 prepaid subscribers, while also picking up 181,000 wholesale and affiliate subs.For the Wireless business, the company saw an operating loss of $355 million, compared with a loss of $281 million in the year-ago quarter, on total operating revenue of $8.02 billion, down slightly from $8.04 billion.The company said that it continued to make “strong progress” with its Network Vision modernisation plan, with more than 26,000 sites on-air – up from more than 20,000 reported with the second quarter results. It also said that it is realising “singnificant cost savings” from the Nextel shutdown, including tower rent, backhaul and utilities. Tags Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Steve Costello center_img Author Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank tipped for T-Mobile trade OneWeb, SoftBank Corp plot Japan satellite move Asia Home Sprint continues LTE buildout; reports Q3 profit ClearwireFinancialNextelSoftBankSprintlast_img read more

Stricker, Jobe share lead in Sioux Falls

first_imgSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Steve Stricker and Brandt Jobe topped the Sanford International leaderboard again Saturday after another cool and breezy day in the inaugural PGA Tour Champions event. After matching Jerry Smith and David McKenzie with first-round 7-under 63s, Striker and Jobe each shot 67 to get to 10-under 130 at Minnehaha Country Club. ”It was a challenge out there today,” Stricker said. ”It was gusty, the wind came out of the south, where we played yesterday it was out of the north, so it was a totally different golf course.” Jobe made an 18-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th, and Stricker missed a 6-footer to leave them tied. Full-field scores from the Sanford International ”It’s pretty straightforward off the tee and the greens are what make it difficult at times and you’ve just got to be in the right spot to have good birdie putts at it,” Stricker said. ”If not, then you’ve got to play pretty defensive at times. … It’s a simple game plan, but try to stay out of trouble and keep trying to put pressure on everybody.” Stricker won in Arizona and Mississippi in consecutive starts in May for his first senior victories. Next week in France, he will be one of U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk’s assistants. Jobe birdied four of the last five holes. He won last year in Iowa for his lone senior title ”I think we kind of got used to what the wind was,” Jobe said. ”Of course, there’s some scoring holes on the back. The front played very difficult. It was just kind of try not to screw up for a while there.” Smith was a stroke back after a 68. Scott McCarron also had a 68 to get to 8 under. Woody Austin was 7 under after a 64. McKenzie had a 77 to drop into a tie for 43rd at even par.last_img read more

Garda Commissioner allays fears about cuts in Inishowen policing

first_img The Garda Commissioner has moved to alay the fears of people Inishowen that garda resources, rather than being cut in the area, have actually increased.Fachtna Murphy was responding to concerns raised by Senator Cecilia Keaveney following the Carrigan’s post office robbery amongst other recent crimes and an increase in dissiddent activity in Derry.She was informed that personal levels are up on 2006 figures and that the commissioner that resources currently in place in north Inishowen are adequate to meet the areas policing needs.Senator Keaveney asked for a specific update on the Garda investigation into the Cariigan’s post office robbery and was given this response:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/keav830.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleTwo brothers and their cousin have been fined a total of €6,000 for a burglaryNext articleMayor of Ballyshannon to organise rally in wake of latest job losses in area News Highland LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Google+ Twitter Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life center_img Pinterest Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Garda Commissioner allays fears about cuts in Inishowen policing By News Highland – September 2, 2010 Facebook WhatsApp Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 News Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

25th Annual Bromont Three-Day Event

first_img Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews The 25th annual Bromont Three Day Event will take place June 9 to 12, 2011, at Bromont Olympic Park in Bromont, Quebec. Representing the highest level of eventing competition offered in Canada, more than 150 athletes will compete for over $30,000 in prize money.Olympians from around the world will be arriving in Bromont with their horses, hoping to win this year’s Bromont Three Day Event. Canada’s top riders will be in attendance, as will competitors from Australia, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Mexico, the United States, and many other nations.Often described as the triathalon of equestrian sport, eventing features three separate phases of competition. The opening phase, dressage, will be held in the Bromont Olympic Park’s refurbished stadium on Thursday and Friday. The thrilling and spectator-friendly cross-country phase takes place Saturday, as horses and riders gallop around the course designed by Derek Di Grazia, negotiating natural obstacles at great speed. The Bromont Three Day Event concludes on Sunday with the show jumping phase, which will ultimately determine the overall winners.The winner of the CCI*** division of the Bromont Three Day Event will be awarded the ‘Todd Sandler Perpetual Trophy,’ commemorating the memory of the aspiring 18-year-old from Dollard des Ormeaux, Québec, who died in a car accident on April 26, 1999, while returning home from the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event.The site of the equestrian events for the 1976 Montreal Olympics, Bromont Olympic Park continues to evolve as a world-class facility, attracting numerous athletes and spectators to the Eastern Townships in Quebec each year.For more information on the Bromont Three Day Event, please visit http://www.bromont3dayevent.com/ Tags: Bromont Three-Day Event, last_img read more

San Jose cops, who fatally shot woman on Christmas Day, cleared of wrongdoing

first_imgVasquez Family(SAN JOSE, Calif.) —  Four San Jose, California, police officers, who fatally shot a 24-year-old woman they mistook for another driver on Christmas Day will not face prosecution, the district attorney’s office said.“San Jose Police officers lawfully shot and killed a driver, who, after a nine-mile high-speed chase, tried to smash a stolen car out of a phalanx of police cars, endangering the officers and the community, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has determined,” according to a press release issued on Friday about the investigation conducted by Santa Clara District Attorney Jeffrey F. Rosen’s office.Rosen’s office also released a graphic video from one of the police officer’s body cameras, which marked the final moments of Jennifer Vazquez’s life.In the early hours of Christmas, 24-year-old Vazquez was speeding and driving erratically in a stolen white Toyota Camry that police believed had just been involved with a drive-by shooting, the report said. Vazquez had driven the wrong way and in the wrong lane on freeways and streets.After the protracted chase, the car crashed and the 79 seconds to follow were captured on the body camera.“Multiple officers, with their guns drawn, ordered the driver of the Camry to stop or they would shoot. The driver accelerated forward and backward 11 times,” Deputy District Attorney David Boyd wrote the 62-page public report.Vazquez then rammed into a marked police car with an officer standing on the other side. At this point, the four officers fired approximately 37 shots in about four seconds.At the time of the shooting, “each officer believed that the driver of the Camry was directly involved in the earlier shooting,” that she “may still have a firearm,” and that she was “trying to escape, which if allowed, would present a significant threat to the public because of the previous shootings coupled with the dangerous driving,” Boyd wrote.“Nothing Jennifer Vazquez did on December 25, 2018, dispelled the reasonable suspicion that she was exactly who the police were looking for, an armed fleeing felon who had just shot two people and may have shot a third two hours earlier. Even after the crash, Vazquez’s behavior revealed to a reasonable observer that she was not going to be arrested – no matter what law enforcement would do – and that she was going to use the car in order to escape with no regard for the safety of others,” Boyd wrote.The car’s passenger, Linda Carmona-Bruno, 28, suffered non-life threatening injuries, prosecutors said. “The DA’s Office also found this use of force lawful,” according to the office’s press release.“It was only determined later that day the Camry was not involved in the drive-by shooting,” according to the press release.Lidia Jimenez, a family friend said that Vasquez’s family was not ready to comment on the release of the report and the video.“Its [sic] truly heartbreaking and deffinately [sic] not what any of us expected or want to see or hear,” Jimenez wrote in a Facebook post late Friday. “This post is to encourage you who love Jenny to guard your heart. To ask you to pray for her family and don’t allow your heart to become hardened by hate.”Prosecutors said that police found “burglary tools” and methamphetamine in Vazquez’s clothes. She had an active warrant for methamphetamine possession, and was convicted of fleeing from police in a stolen car in 2014. An autopsy revealed methamphetamine and amphetamine in her blood.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

NOAA forecasts near-normal 2019 Atlantic hurricane season

first_imgJimVallee/iStock(SILVER SPRING, Md.) — Conditions in the sea and atmosphere are most likely to produce a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season this year, according to a new forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.The federal agency on Thursday released its forecast for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially begins June 1 and ends on Nov. 30.There is a 40 percent likelihood of near-normal activity during the period when hurricanes form in the Atlantic Ocean. The chances of an above-normal season or a below-normal season are both 30 percent, according to NOAA.For the entire Atlantic hurricane season, NOAA forecasts there will be a total of nine to 15 named storms (39 mph or higher winds), of which four to eight could become hurricanes (74 mph or higher winds), including two to four major hurricanes (111 mph or higher winds). NOAA warned that the outlook is for overall season activity and doesn’t forecast landfall.An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes.Seasonal forecasters considered the competing climate factors at play for the this year’s outlook. The ongoing El Nino, a warming of the equatorial Pacific Ocean that increases wind shear over the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is expected to persist and suppress the intensity of the hurricane season. Meanwhile, the warmer-than-average sea-surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea combined with an enhanced West African monsoon season will counter El Nino’s effects and favor increased hurricane activity, according to NOAA, which falls under the U.S. Department of Commerce.“With the 2019 hurricane season upon us, NOAA is leveraging cutting-edge tools to help secure Americans against the threat posed by hurricanes and tropical cyclones across both the Atlantic and Pacific,” Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in a statement Thursday. “Throughout hurricane season, dedicated NOAA staff will remain on alert for any danger to American lives and communities.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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