FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government’s capacity to analyse and manage development data is to be further improved with the provision of $ 7 million for the Support to National Development Planning Goals, Millennium Development Goals and the Human Development project in the 2010/2011 Estimates of Expenditure.Being implemented by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), through funding from the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Jamaica, the project also aims to enable the administration to have good quality data for decision making.Under the project, the methodology of estimating poverty, based on a revised minimum basket of food, was revised, up to January, 2010,Physical achievements, up to January this year, involved consultancies to develop indicators for the National Development Plan and the development of a new Computable General Equilibrium Model.The project, which began in December, 2009, is expected to end in December, 2012. Gov’t Spending $7m on Data Collection Processes LabourMarch 31, 2010 RelatedGov’t Spending $7m on Data Collection Processes RelatedGov’t Spending $7m on Data Collection Processes RelatedGov’t Spending $7m on Data Collection Processes Advertisements
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Board of Supervision of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development has acquired the Client Service Tracker Software, to assist in developing the Information Identification Homeless Database System (IIHS), to track the homeless. The client service tracker technology is a Microsoft access database. This software captures a person’s data, including a photograph. Making his contribution to the 2012/13 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on July 11, Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan, informed that the system seeks to solve the problem of identifying the homeless, accounting for them in numbers as well as areas that they frequent. He further informed that a Point in Time Survey of all homeless persons on the streets of Jamaica is scheduled to be conducted in the first week of November this year. “Hopefully, at the end of these activities the system will have a photo of the homeless person as well as capture the necessary demographic details, such as name, age, gender, locations, education, family life, employment, self-reported health status, nutrition, the main illnesses, abuse and substance abuse, the reasons for homelessness, the length of time being homeless and the nature of previous living arrangements, and the support structures that are in place from their perspective,” Mr. Fagan said. He noted that each Inspector of the Poor in the Parish Council will have access to this database with all the relevant information, noting that they will also be able to view the photograph, even if the homeless person moves from parish to parish. “The system will include assigning a unique number to identify all homeless persons, so that they can be better traced and provided with the necessary support services,” he said. Turning to the benefits, the State Minister said it will: provide a count of the number of homeless adults on the streets and in the shelters across Jamaica; provide data on the number of shelter nights for any period under review; identify shelter programmes or who reside in the shelter; allow for Case Notes to be added to a client’s record; and allow for the tracking of services to the client, for example, counselling and referral to hospital. Mr. Fagan said the Ministry will continue to provide budgetary support for the various programmes to assist with the continuing care of the homeless in Jamaica, adding that the budgetary allocation was increased from $15.8 million to $19.98 million in the 2012/13 Estimates of Expenditure, to assist with feeding programmes being facilitated by the Local Authorities. “We are moving ahead with the welfare of our homeless and the Board of Supervision will continue to play its vital role in its co-ordinating of services and public sensitisation,” he said. The Board of Supervision is a statutory body that has legal oversight for the relief of poverty and destitution among members of the Jamaican society, as well as for monitoring and setting standards for the island’s 14 infirmaries. By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter RelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes Software Acquired to Track the Homeless ParliamentJuly 13, 2012 RelatedSoftware Acquired to Track the Homeless RelatedSoftware Acquired to Track the Homeless Advertisements
RelatedGovernment Identifying Alternative to Rivertion Landfill Advertisements Story HighlightsThe Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is to receive an ambulance this financial year to assist with the execution of its pilot Emergency Medical Service (EMS).This was disclosed by State Minister for Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan.The State Minister further noted that two ambulances will be repaired and the Japanese government has donated two ambulances, which will be arriving in the island soon. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is to receive an ambulance this financial year to assist with the execution of its pilot Emergency Medical Service (EMS).This was disclosed by State Minister for Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan, during his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on June 25.“We are mindful that the pilot Emergency Medical Service (EMS) of the Brigade has its challenges, but provides a critical service,” he said.The State Minister further noted that two ambulances will be repaired and the Japanese government has donated two ambulances, which will be arriving in the island soon.“This will bolster the fleet of the pilot EMS to the previous complement of six working ambulances,” he said.In the meantime, the State Minister informed that the Government has commenced proceedings to acquire three new fully equipped fire trucks for the JFB.This will boost the JFB’s fleet, which include three units acquired at a cost of $133 million over the last two years.“The Japanese government is also donating two fire trucks for the parish of Westmoreland. These are to arrive in the island in a few days,” Mr. Fagan said. RelatedContribution to the 2014/2015 Sectoral Debate by the Hon. Colin Fagan Jamaica Fire Brigade to Get Ambulance Local GovernmentJune 25, 2014Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards RelatedParish Councils Deliver Record Number of Building Permits
HomeNewsCrimeDowntown Santa Monica McDonald’s will close at night to prevent crime Nov. 14, 2018 at 5:45 pmCrimeFeaturedNewsDowntown Santa Monica McDonald’s will close at night to prevent crimeMadeleine Pauker3 years agocity of santa monicamcdonald’sSanta Monica Police Departmentsmpd The City of Santa Monica announced Nov. 14 that it settled a complaint against the McDonald’s on 2nd Street, which has become a hotbed for crime over the past two years.Most McDonald’s stay open 24 hours a day, including the one downtown. But locals will no longer be able to buy Big Macs between 12 and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday or between 2 and 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, an administrative hearing officer ruled.“Calls for service and disruptive activities at McDonald’s have been greater than at any other business in Santa Monica, including other 24-hour fast food restaurants,” said Erika Aklufi, a Santa Monica Police Department sergeant. “The restaurant’s operations created an unacceptable drain on police resources.”SMPD received 847 calls for service to the McDonald’s in 2017 and 657 in the first half of 2018 alone, Aklufi said. Residents may remember a July 2017 fight between a few people and a security guard at around 5 a.m. that was widely reported in local media. A video showed a security guard asking people who were drinking beer inside the restaurant but had not ordered food to leave. One of the men started repeatedly punching the security guard and another man hit them with a chair to try to break up the fight.The police department and the City’s Code Enforcement Division administratively charged Nicholas Lardas and Lardas Management Inc., who own and operate the McDonald’s, and RBE 1540 Second Street LLC, which owns the property, for maintaining a public nuisance and initiated a week-long administrative trial. In addition to ceasing 24-hour service, the hearing officer required the restaurant close the alley gate to its parking garage between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. and the gate accessible from 2nd Street between 12 and 6 a.m. McDonald’s will also have to relocate its soda fountain behind the cashier counter to prevent people from stealing soda and pay administrative citation fines.The hearing officer may adjust the opening hours in the future if the restaurant maintains decorum. If the McDonald’s sees a 50 percent reduction in calls to SMPD for service by April 15, 2019, it may resume 24-hour [email protected] article was updated Nov. 15 at 12:13 p.m.Tags :city of santa monicamcdonald’sSanta Monica Police Departmentsmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 4 comments I work at another McD’s and crime is HORRIBLE here with all the desperate, homeless crazy ppl living in the area. There are other places to eat, and it’s not worth the risk. Recently during a day shift a crazy guy threw a trash can at me when I was mopping the front of the bathroom floor. It had broken glass in it but he had already dumped it out on the floor first. When he left the store, I told him on the sidewalk never to come back and he just said ‘ehhhh!’ and kept on walking. It’s bad for business and the lazy cops can’t be everywhere… Officiant says: 3rd body reportedly found in Southern California fire zoneNext generation of biotech food heading for grocery storesYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours ago November 15, 2018 at 5:23 PM Comments are closed. Zach Waldman says: Cecil says: January 25, 2019 at 8:26 PM 4 Comments Sad to see that happen to Santa Monica. There are other places to eat. It’s not worth the risk and we can’t expect the lazy cops to protect us every time the Santa Monica cuckoos attack us while we’re working hard. January 25, 2019 at 8:29 PM November 15, 2018 at 11:09 AM So, instead of dealing with the criminals, McDonald’s gets punished and I can’t get food there late at night? Nice. Cecil says:
Investment on crowdfunding site Fig down by 28% in 2017Overall funding down, but number of successful projects nearly doubled Haydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterFriday 5th January 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareEquity investment crowdfunding site Fig saw a 28% downturn in funding last year, according to a report by Polygon. In 2017, games on Fig raised only $5.6 million compared to $7.8 million in 2016. While the total raised was substantially down, it’s worth noting that the number of successfully funded projects nearly doubled from six, to 11. Furthermore, the dip in funds raised can most likely be attributed to the fewer high-profile campaigns. In 2017, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire was responsible for the vast majority of funds raised, managing to secure $4.4 million. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games In 2016, however, both Psychonauts 2 and Wasteland 3 combined raised just shy of $7 million, accounting for 88% of funds raised on the site that year. While funding was more evenly spread in 2017, there were still a number of runaway successes. Kingdoms and Castles, for example, surpassed its goal by 725% raising a total of $108,767, while Phoenix Point raised 153% of its target, reaching a total of $765,948. Of course, 2017 also witnessed the first high-profile failure since Fig was launched two years ago, when the latest project from Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro, The Good Life, raised only 45% of the $1.5 million target. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesCEO says Paradox “can do better” as Q1 profits plummet”We are not satisfied with the quarter,” CEO Ebba Ljungerud saidBy Marie Dealessandri 15 hours agoStarbreeze’s Q1 losses shrink 95% to $505,000New CEO Tobias Sjögren says “the road ahead is clear” as Payday 3 is fully funded By James Batchelor 15 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Solar advocates attack Xcel plan to define net metering costsClean energy supporters are assailing a plan by utility group Xcel Energy to better define the value of net metering in Colorado, which the company says would make the incentive “clear and transparent.” August 1, 2013 Edgar Meza Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share A coalition of renewable energy proponents, businesses and environmental groups in the U.S. state of Colorado is taking aim at a new proposal from utilities giant Xcel Energy that they say targets rooftop solar growth in its territory.According to a report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the group is urging the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to reject the Xcel plan in order to protect one of the state’s most significant instruments in encouraging consumer investment in solar power.According to SEIA, the utility is using a contested study that has not undergone public or commission review to make its case against the state’s successful solar policy. “The Xcel study and subsequent proposal do not fairly value the many benefits that rooftop solar delivers to Colorado,” SEIA says.Issued last week as part of Xcel’s 2014 Renewable Energy Standard (RES) compliance plan, the proposal calls for solar customers’ net costs — the benefits they receive less the costs Xcel Energy avoids as a result of their solar systems to be clearly set forth in Xcel’s renewables fund, known as the Renewable Energy Standard Adjustment (RESA).Xcel maintains the value of the net metering incentive is not clearly identified. “Solar generation does allow the utility to avoid the cost of fuel, some future generating plant needs and some system energy losses, but other costs related to distribution, transmission and generation capacity are not avoided so they ultimately are paid for by other Xcel Energy customers in Colorado,” the company says.David Eves, president and CEO of Public Service Co. of Colorado, an Xcel subsidiary, says the need to define the value of net metering “is becoming an issue in many states, but we believe our proposal to continue our programs, while quantifying the full value of utility incentives, will make for better future decisions about our renewable energy alternatives. As the solar industry truly moves toward becoming self-sustaining, we need to determine how to address these costs.”Xcel says it’s asking the CPUC “to identify clearly the incentives provided to solar customers associated with net metering. 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Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough – JoshBillingsAsk yourself:Are you a people pleaser?Are you a victim of the herd mentality?Do you regret saying ‘yes’ soon after you’ve said it?Do you tend to put someone else’s needs before your own?Do you feel you’re being taken advantage of when you say ‘yes’?Sure enough, you’ve experienced this. You ended up saying ‘yes’ when you wanted to say ‘no’. This is a dilemma faced by people who fail to get their priorities right.There are various circumstances under which you agree to do something though you really don’t want to. It’s human nature. You want to be liked and gain approval from others. You want to be perceived as being kind, agreeable and good-mannered.It’s so tough or awkward to say ‘no’ and then you end up saying ‘yes’.You don’t set definite and healthy boundaries, so you step out of your comfort zone to please others. It is politically correct to do so.You are consumed with guilt that you may hurt someone. You give in to authority and agree to do it. You agree out of a sense of duty or obligation. Sometimes you think that you may need their help in the future, so it is reciprocal.You may be taken by surprise and you start fumbling and agree.Don’t say ‘yes’ when you want to say ‘no’. Be true to your convictions and priorities. Be good to ‘you’ first. Find a balance between meeting your own needs and helping other people meet theirs.1. Do not procrastinate. If you are unequivocally sure that you don’t want to say ‘yes’, then say ‘no’ firmly. There is no need to apologise or feel guilty about it. Make sure that you don’t dilly-dally and say “I’ll think about it” or “I’ll get back to you”.2. When you don’t wish to accept an invitation to dinner or an offer, say ‘no’ firmly but politely. You can say “no, thanks” or “I’d rather not, thanks.” Make sure that you make your intention clear. Your honesty and frankness will be appreciated.3. You don’t need to make unnecessary excuses. If you don’t want to go because you’d rather stay at home and watch TV or order a takeout dinner, be clear about it. Don’t invent an imaginary headache or an ailing relative just to make your excuse sound acceptable.4. Don’t make it a long-drawn explanation. If you justify it too much, it will sound like you’re lying. You may even end up giving the other person a way to challenge your excuse or persuade you. You will land up in an awkward situation.5. You may have set your boundaries by declining once. However, some people refuse to take ‘no’ for an answer. They keep persisting. Under such circumstances, ensure that you don’t give in just to be polite. Just smile and say ‘no’ again. But this time, sound more firm.6. Be assertive in your handling of the situation. Don’t mumble but speak clearly. Make eye contact. You must feel in control of the situation at all times and have the self-belief that you can get out of it gracefully.7. Don’t allow anyone to take advantage of your polite nature. When someone is urging you to sign up for something or make a donation you don’t want to, you can just smile and shake your head.8. You may be a victim of the herd mentality. You end up saying ‘yes’ because others are doing so. Trust your gut instincts. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. Don’t compromise your energy, health, family time, morals or ethics to seem agreeable.9. Think about what you will lose if you say ‘yes’ – Money? Time? Energy? Well-being? Trust? And at what cost? Nothing comes for free.10. Try to negotiate or provide an alternative. At work, you can ask for the workload to be reduced or you can ask for the task to be passed on to someone else who you know will be genuinely interested in taking it up.How to say ‘No’ when you’ve already said ‘Yes’Sometimes, you may need to back out of a commitment you’ve made to someone. Don’t allow panic or fear to set in. It can be done gracefully and politely. Contact the person you’ve made the promise to and explain the situation to them. Tell them that you meant to fulfill the commitment wholeheartedly when you made it but circumstances have changed. Express your disappointment. Things are different now and it won’t be possible to devote the time and energy that it deserves or your health doesn’t permit you to do so. Be honest about it. Express your regret at the inconvenience caused to them. If they persist, tell them ‘no’ firmly. Don’t repeat your mistake by giving in.When you are honest, you will manage to keep your relationships intact and there will be no hard feelings.
Heya!!It’s a very normal thing seen nowadays….. A person talks to a stranger in a very sweet manner, in a cheesy language, in an understanding way but when with the time we come close to that particular person….. When with the time we start sharing something….. The way of talking will start on changing… The moment we start taking the person as our priority, the person will change & make us realize that we have made a mistake & eventually all the things will start hurting….. The way of talking will turn from sweet to hurtful, from cheesy to scold, from understanding to misunderstanding….. It’s all about today’s generation who all thinks about their feelings only….. What the other person is feeling or going through, They can’t think of that…… I’ll just say even if the person has become your priority don’t let them know that they are that damn important to you that their absence will affect you very harshly……Instead, prepare yourself in silence so strong that even the person who’s your priority leaves you for any reason or not… You can stay strong & live happily….. We should never allow anyone to be so damn important that without them we couldn’t live….. We came to this world alone & we have to go alone… So why can’t we live like that only….. Presence matters & Absence affects…It’s so obvious but Let us be like their absence could be a positive influencer, a motivational factor, a strength to us.
Continued professional development through the FacultyProfessional Development Program or other sources is expected AND a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic,socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds ofcommunity college students (Assembly Bill 1725; Education Code87360). Most current Minimum Qualifications for Faculty in CaliforniaCommunity Colleges: Master’s in any field of engineering ORBachelor’s degree in either of the above AND Master’s degree inmathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry or geologyOR the equivalent (Note: A bachelor’s in any field of engineeringwith a professional engineer’s license is an alternativequalification for this discipline). DESCRIPTIONFull-time teaching assignment in the Math, Science andEngineering division. Engineering Instructor FT Faculty – 10 monthsSalary: $57,235.07 – $84,543.93 AnnuallyDeadline: 4/30/2021 11:59 PM Pacific Instructors may be assigned a combination of daytime, evening,online and/or Saturday classes, as the college is dedicated to theeducational success of a diverse student body with diverseneeds Travel between District locations is also expected Complete job description and application availableonline at: http://220.127.116.11/counter.php?id=197355 Antelope Valley College Full-time faculty also participate in curricular planning,student learning outcomes, program learning outcomes, development,assessment, and implementation; evaluation of educational programs;and college governance contributory to the attainment of thecollege’s mission and strategic goals DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS • A degree or specialization in Electrical or ComputerEngineering as evidenced by relevant coursework in one or bothfields.• Previous community college or college level teachingexperience, including graduate teaching assistantships inengineering.• Knowledge of and experience with current engineeringlaboratory materials and methods that includes the use of digitaloscilloscopes, power supplies, digital trainers, etc.• Knowledge of and experience in using online course managementsystems.• Knowledge in developing and/or implementing innovativeteaching methods, including active learning engagement activities;computer simulations; computer-based circuit design program(PSpice, Multisim, etc.) is highly desired.• Experience with teaching in an online environment. Antelope Valley College Equivalency: Equivalency not needed, perdivision faculty For a complete listing and details of all open positionsand how to apply, select the HR & Employment link on the AVCWeb site at https://www.avc.edu/administration/hr/employmentor contact the Human Resources Office at (661) 722-6311;Voice/Relay, (661) 722-6300 x. 6360, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster,CA 93536. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS(Applicant must meet one of the following requirements) REPRESENTATIVE DUTIESIn addition to teaching 15 lecture hour equivalents persemester, full-time faculty are responsible for five office hourper week and preparation time, and are expected to participate infaculty/division meetings
In the wake of the tragedies that occurred at the annual South by Southwest music and interactive fest in Austin earlier this year, the victims and their families may begin to see some justice.In the wee hours of the morning on March 13, 2014, a highly intoxicated 21-year-old sped through a DUI checkpoint into oncoming traffic on a one-way street, ultimately crashing into a barricade and crowd of people outside a SXSW afterparty at The Mohawk. The terrible tragedy left four dead and nearly two dozen injured. Driver Rashad Owens has been charged with capital murder and remains in jail. Now, SXSW is seeing its first wave of victim lawsuits. One victim’s family claims that festival organizers skimped on traffic safeguards while packing thousands of people downtown.“A festival organizer or traffic design consultant of ordinary intelligence would have anticipated the danger,” the lawsuit says, according to ABC News.Meanwhile, lawyers for the festival released the following statement:“What happened on Red River was a terrible tragedy, caused by Rashad Owen’s utter disregard of human life. Our hearts continue to ache for those injured and the families of those who lost their lives. We look forward to his prosecution for his awful crimes.”