first_imgRelatedSport Conference Opens with Collegiate Forum Photo: JIS PhotographerIndustry, Investment and Commerce, Hon Anthony Hylton, addressing the official opening ceremony for the Elephant Group’s expanded Information and Communication Technology (ICT)/Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) offices in the Montego Bay Free Zone, on May 2. Industry, Investment, and Commerce, Hon Anthony Hylton, says Jamaica’s workforce must be prepared for the projected expansion in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT)/Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), and other related sectors, as Jamaica grows as a service economy.Speaking at the official opening of BPO firm, the Elephant Group’s expanded facilities in the Montego Bay Free Zone on May 2, Mr. Hylton said Jamaica has already demonstrated its ability to be a world-leading outsourcing destination with the successful rise of the BPO sector over the last decade.He noted that ICT has generated more foreign investments and inflows than any other industry for the past two years, with room for expansion into higher level services.“(However) as Jamaica readies itself to become a major player in the global trading network through the creation of a global logistics hub and logistics centred economy, we must ensure that the local work force is trained and ready to take up the thousands of jobs which will be created in the ICT/BPO sector and other sectors,” Minister Hylton said.Achieving this goal, he contended, requires collaboration across Government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs). As such, he said the government will be working with HEART Trust/NTA to customize training initiatives delivered through it academies, as well as through the Career Advancement Programme for secondary school graduates, and the recently launched Apprenticeship Programme.“In addition, all tertiary institutions are in the process of revising their curricula, to include logistics-based courses,” Minister Hylton said, adding that is to prevent the ‘Dubai model’s’ occurrence in Jamaica.Dubai has had to import 70 percent of its labour force to meet the demands of its global logistics hub operations.Mr. Hylton lauded the Montego Bay Free Zone for its pivotal role in the growth, development, and promotion of Jamaica as an attractive near-shore investment destination.“Indeed, the Montego Bay Free Zone  has been instrumental in Jamaica positioning itself as a leading destination for near-shore contact centre operations in Jamaica, and moreso in western Jamaica,” he stated.The Minister also commended Jamaica promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) for its role in increasing Jamaica’s mindshare and visibility within the global outsourcing community. This, he said, as the agency continues to deliver on its objectives to build brand awareness of Jamaica outside of the stereotype of sun, sand, sea, music, and athletics.American firm, the Elephant Group, has invested nearly $77 million (US$700,000) to increase its 24,000 sq. ft of operational space in the Montego Bay Free Zone, thereby creating 600 new employment opportunities.The project was financed through an arrangement involving the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ), which owns the building where the Elephant Group’s operations are housed.This arrangement entailed the firm undertaking project financing in exchange for concessionary rental from the FCJ, over a period, to recover the expenditure. Workforce Preparedness for Service Sector Growth UrgedJIS 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 RelatedMontego Bay Free Zone Generates US$121.9M in Earnings Story HighlightsJamaica’s workforce must be prepared for the projected expansion in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT)/Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), and other related sectors.Mr. Hylton said Jamaica has already demonstrated its ability to be a world-leading outsourcing destination with the successful rise of the BPO sector over the last decade. He noted that ICT has generated more foreign investments and inflows than any other industry for the past two years.center_img Workforce Preparedness for Service Sector Growth Urged CommerceMay 5, 2014Written by: Sharon Earle RelatedJBDC Stages Small Business Conference May 22 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisementslast_img read more

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first_img Email HELENA – Authorities are investigating the death of a grizzly sow whose shot carcass was found on a river bottom near East Glacier.Blackfeet tribe wildlife officials found the bear May 12, six days after receiving a landowner’s complaint that an adult bear and two cubs had killed a calf.According to an affidavit filed Thursday by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent, there were no signs of the calf.The Blackfeet officials discovered the bear’s carcass about a quarter-mile from the landowner’s home. A necropsy found two bullet wounds.Federal officials suspect the bear was shot in violation of the Endangered Species Act. They have asked for a warrant to search the landowner’s home for a .22-caliber weapon.It is the fourth reported grizzly shooting in western Montana this month. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

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first_imgTrey then let out a soaring solo as the band moved forward with “Burn That Bridge”, a song from the Hands on a Hardbody musical for which Trey co-wrote the music. Following a high-energy take on Phish‘s “No Men In No Man’s Land”, the band dusted off “Flying Machines” for the first time since 2015, a track from 2015’s Paper Wheels LP. The octet continued on with “Everything’s Right” before surprising the crowd with the instrumental “Olivia”, last played on June 7th, 2003. The song was co-composed by Anastasio and Baptista and appeared on Trey’s 2007 studio effort, The Horseshoe Curve. Moving out of “Olivia”, TAB closed out their first set with “Sand”. On Monday night, Trey Anastasio Band continued their Colorado run with the first of two performances at Vail, CO’s Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.Trey Anastasio and his band—comprised of Russ Lawton (drums), Tony Markellis (bass), Cyro Baptista (percussion), Ray Paczkowski (keys), Jennifer Hartswick (trumpet, vocals), Natalie Cressman (trombone, vocals), and James Casey (saxophones, vocals)—opened up the first set with “Gotta Jibboo” before moving forward with TAB staples “Alive Again” and “Cayman Review”. Despite issues with the stage lighting, the band returned to open up the second set with the instrumental “Mozambique”, which was followed up by TAB staples “Money Love & Change” and “Liquid Time”.center_img Trey Anastasio Band’s newly reworked version of Phish favorite “Camel Walk” was up next before the band sailed into “Ocelot”, allowing Trey a chance to fire off a series of red-hot solos. TAB continued on with “Set Your Soul Free”, “Dark & Down”, and “Tuesday” before closing out the second set with an explosive “First Tube”. The band finally returned to offer up a two-song encore of “Bounce” and “Blaze On”.Trey Anastasio Band returns to Vail’s Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater tonight, Tuesday, August 13th, for the final night of their four-night Colorado run.Head to Trey Anastasio’s website for a full list of his upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information.Setlist: Trey Anastasio Band | Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater | Vail, Colorado | 8/12/2019Set One: Gotta Jibboo, Alive Again, Cayman Review, Burn That Bridge, No Men In No Man’s Land, Flying Machines, Everything’s Right, Olivia, SandSet Two: Mozambique, Money Love & Change, Liquid Time, Camel Walk, Ocelot, Set Your Soul Free, Dark & Down, Tuesday, First TubeEncore: Bounce, Blaze Onlast_img read more

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first_imgMISSION VIEJO, CA — DST Inc., a technology provider to the parts and service supply chain, has named Alex Nubla as the company’s new Chief Technical Officer (CTO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Nubla has extensive experience as a consultant, leader and technical expert working for such companies as IBM Global Services, Nissan Motors and Bank of America. He also served as technical editor for four years for Midrange Computing magazine, the primary journal of record for midrange computing professionals. In his new role as CTO, Nubla will assist DST in broadening its technology-driven product horizons, as well as fine tuning internal development and support processes. “I’m excited by the challenge and opportunity in my new role at DST,” said Nubla. “The company is a technology leader in the parts and service supply chain and DSTWare is attracting the attention of the industry. In addition to my technical experience and skills, I have also had the ‘hands-on’ experience of meeting a payroll as president of my own company, which enables me to relate to the real world core issues of many of DST’s independently owned distribution and service customers.” DST President Ray Stover said recent growth within the company created the need for a CTO. “DST has always been focused on using best-of-breed technology to provide competitive advantage for our customers. We have always invested more than one-third of our revenue in driving our DSTWare suite of products forward and this practice has begun to pay dividends that allow us to increase our technology investment. Our growth necessitates the services of a Chief Technology Officer to help us focus and direct our efforts to harness the best available methods and processes to best serve our customers.” Advertisement For more information about DST, visit: _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

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first_imgBy KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSThe South Padre Island City Council met on Wednesday, June 21 to vote on the issuance of venue tax related bonds, as well as to review public works and IT improvement projects.Council members voted to authorize the issuance, sale, and delivery of approximately $9.1 million in principal amount of City of South Padre Island, Texas Venue Hotel Occupancy Tax Revenue Bonds. SPI chief Financial Officer Rodrigo Gimenez stated the funds, earmarked for street improvement projects on Padre Boulevard, would be available in August.Public Works Director Alex Sanchez presented his fleet evaluation and replacement plan for Council’s consideration. Sanchez stated the following in his plan: “Over the last several years, SPI has not consistently implemented and sustained a predictable vehicle replacement program. The lack of planning has resulted in a deteriorated and unreliable fleet.”He went on to explain that costs for fleet maintenance have increased over the past three years due to deterioration. The plan includes spending $8,360 to undercoat existing vehicles in the fleet, and to ensure that all new vehicles are purchased with undercoating protection.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedCouncil commits $50,000 to reef projectBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Funding for the RGV Reef project, fleet maintenance, shoreline master planning, and updating storm drainage plans highlighted the South Padre Island City Council meeting held on June 6. Council considered a proposed $50,000 budget amendment from Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) excess reserves for…June 15, 2018In “News”Venue tax projects, dune walkovers top Council talksBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Venue tax projects, transit studies, code of ordinance amendments, and shoreline related topics highlighted the South Padre Island City Council meeting held on Wednesday, May 3. SPI Chief Financial Officer Rodrigo Gimenez presented a timetable related to the issuance of venue tax related bonds.…May 12, 2017In “News”SPI holds groundbreaking ceremony for median projectBy Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS      On a crisp, cool, impossibly beautiful January morning, city officials and staff, the mayor, council members, and construction workers gathered at the South Padre Island Convention Center Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. to hold an official groundbreaking ceremony for PR100.      SPI Mayor Patrick McNulty…January 30, 2020In “News”last_img read more

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first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享As a bill to make an overdose drug available over the counter heads to Governor Bill Walker’s desk for his signature, the U.S. Congress is one step closer to passing legislation focused on stopping the nationwide heroin epidemic. ABC’s Ali Weinberg has more from Capitol Hill: Sen. Lisa Murkowski: “This is our opportunity to not only treat but to prevent opioid addiction”. The Senate bill would provide up to eighty million dollars to states and cities for heroin prevention programs.center_img Senator Lisa Murkowski was one of 93 Senators to vote to end debate on the measure, which would in part expand the availability of the anti-overdose drug Narcan. Ali Weinberg, ABC News, the Capitol.last_img read more

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first_imgJomtien Golf with the IPGCMonday, May 2, The Emerald – StablefordThe numbers are diminishing now, and this only one week before our planned Hua Hin trip.  We still managed to put out two divisions today with the cut set at 8-17 in the top flight.Jerry Sweetnam, playing off 12, beat Chris Voller 20/16 on the back nine to win the first division after they both came in with 36 points each.Colin James was the winner in division 2 with 28 points and Paul Hartley took second just one point behind. (From left) Kari Aarnio with Gil Philips and Nik Evans.Near pins went to (Div 1) Jerry Sweetnam and Chris Voller, and (Div 2) William Chang and Don Head.Paul Hartley birdied the 13th and Don Head the 7th for the only ‘2’s of the day and split the division 2 pot between them.Wednesday, May 4, Khao Kheow – StablefordAn effortless drive up to Khao Kheow on Wednesday saw us arrive early and we were allocated the B and C nines, teeing off well ahead of schedule.40 points was the best score in either division, with that mark coming from Kari Aarnio who won division 2 by an amazing ten point margin over Gil Phillips in second while Willy Van Heetvelde came in third with 27.Jerry Sweetnam.Nik Evans was the winner in division 1 with 34 points, Paul Butler was second on 32 and Pete Sumner took third with 31.Near pins were claimed by (Div 1) Nik Evans and Pete Sumner, and (Div 2) Curtis Hessler and Gil Phillips.Gil Phillips birdied B3 for the only ‘2’ of the day and scooped the division 2 booty.  There are now 2 rollovers in the first division pool which will carry over to May 16.Friday, May 6, Eastern Star – StablefordThe course here in Baan Chang had many brown and dry patches throughout the fairways but the greens had improved slightly since our last visit.Paul Hartley’s 39 points was the best of the day, winning division 2 ahead Tony Thorne in second with 36 and the organiser beat Darryl Blair 20/18 on the back nine for third spot after they both came in with 33 points each.Colin Aspinall with 35 points was the winner in division 1, with Jerry Sweetnam taking second after beating Pete Sumner on a 16/15 count back, both tied on 33 points.Near pins went to (Div 1) Bill Bertram, Jerry Sweetnam and Pete Sumner, and (Div 2) Darryl Blair (2) and Frank Kelly (2).last_img read more

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first_imgSteve Baker (2nd left) with Graeme Dunn (left), Colm O’Donovan (far right) and Phil Davies.PSC Golf from the Pattaya Links Golf SocietyMonday, July 23, Laem Chabang – StablefordA Flight1st Paul Smith (2) 38pts 2nd Pete Seil (6) 37pts3rd Kevin McEntee (7) 37pts4th John Pierrel (12) 35ptsB Flight1st Wayne Peppernell (16) 38pts2nd Maurice Roberts (14) 35pts3rd Kazunoyi Okamoto (16) 33pts4th John Carling (19) 33ptsC Flight1st Masayuki Okada (22) 37pts2nd Masaaki Sugaya (24) 32pts3rd Len Jones (27) 28pts4th Paul Garvie (24) 27ptsMonday saw the society continue its low season golf odyssey at Laem Chabang and again found the course (B & C nines) in superb condition.The forty-plus field teed off in twelve groups in hot and sultry conditions and good scores were at a premium for the three flights, cut at twelve and nineteen and a mere few managed to do better than net par on the day.In the third flight, fourth place went to Paul Garvie with 27 points, one behind Len Jones’ 28 points. Runner up was Masaaki Sugaya with 32 points and the winner was his fellow countryman Masayuki Okada with 37 points.In the second flight fourth place went to John Carling with 33 points, losing third to Kazunoyi Okamoto on countback. Second place went to Maurice Roberts with 35 points, twenty of which were recorded on the extremely tough C nine. The flight winner was Wayne Peppernell with an excellent 37 points.In the top flight John Pierrel found himself in fourth place with 35 points, a couple behind Kevin McEntee and Pete Seil, with the latter taking second on countback. The best score of the day was reserved for Paul Smith whose gross 72 would have ranked in the top twenty a day earlier in the final round of the Singha Thai tournament on the same course.Near pins went to Kevin Rogers (B5), Paul Smith (B8), Mick Alleyne (C5) and Pete Seil (C8) whilst the consolation brace went to Michael Olah for his best front nine of 21 points and Matt Cronin’s 17 points on the back nine.Wednesday, July 25, Royal Lakeside – Stableford1st Steve Baker (19) 41pts2nd Petr Petursson (6) 40pts3rd Maurice Roberts (14) 38pts4th Alan Walker (28) 37ptsTwenty-two golfers made the trip to Royal Lakeside and eighteen of them played in the comp.Steve Baker and Petr Petursson finished the day in first and second places, both with great scores of 41 and 40 points respectively. In third place was Maurice Roberts with 38 points, while the “Rev”, Alan Walker, defied age to score 37 points for fourth spot.The near pins were won by Steve Baker (3), Colm O’Donovan (6), Phil Davies (12), and Maurice Roberts (15)Consolations nines went to Stuart Brown (front, 25pts) and Ray Byron (back, 19pts).Friday, July.27, Pattavia – StablefordA Flight1st Pete Seil (6) 41pts2nd Stuart Thompson (16) 38pts3rd Masao Ishikanwa (16) 38pts4th Maurice Roberts (14) 37ptsB Flight1st Greg Proctor (22) 40pts2nd Colm O’Donovan (19) 38pts3rd Alan Walker (28) 31pts4th Mike Tottenham(21) 30ptsPattavia Century played host to our twenty seven avid golfers today and this course turned it on and the greens were just right – not too fast and not too slow.Two thirds of the field scored 30 points or better, for a field average of 32 points and that average was helped by a magnificent 41 points from Pete Seil off his handicap of #6 (gross73).Stuart Thompson’s nice steady round of 38 points saw him take second spot on a count-back from Masao Ishikawa, while Maurice Roberts had a credible 35 points to round out “A” flight.Greg Proctor carded a big 40 points to relegate Colm O’Donovan to second place in “B” flight. Then there was a big gap to third placed Alan Walker with 31 points and Mike Tottenham in fourth with 30.Four near pins went to Pete Seil (4), Simon Niven (7 and 17), and Bob Stokes (13).Consolations best nine prizes went to Phil Davies (front, 19pts) and Wayne Peppernell (back, 19pts).last_img read more

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