Final Walker budget includes $1,800 PFDs and funds to investigate murders of Alaska Native women

first_imgArctic | Economy | Energy & Mining | Southcentral | State GovernmentFinal Walker budget includes $1,800 PFDs and funds to investigate murders of Alaska Native womenNovember 26, 2018 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Gov. Bill Walker speaks at the Elders and Youth Conference in the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage on Oct. 15. On Monday, Walker proposed a nearly $6 billion budget for the fiscal year starting on July 1, including Permanent Fund dividends of $1,800. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media)On Monday, Gov. Bill Walker proposed a nearly $6 billion budget for next year. While Walker is leaving office, his spending plan could provide the basis for Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy’s first budget.Just as Gov. Walker inherited a budget from former Gov. Sean Parnell four years ago, he’ll be handing off a proposal to Mike Dunleavy this year.Dunleavy is being sworn into office next Monday. He could make changes to Walker’s budget before the Dec. 15 deadline to submit a spending plan. Then he could offer more amendments to the budget during the legislative session.Walker told the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce on Monday that his proposal would be Alaska’s first balanced budget since 2012, without drawing on the Constitutional Budget Reserve. He noted that the spending plan depends on unpopular compromises over the last four years.“I didn’t like them,” Walker said of these decisions. “I didn’t like any of them. But what are you going to do? You can’t just continue to live off of savings and say, ‘Everything is great.’”Walker and senior administration officials provided details of the budget at Monday’s presentation to the Chamber.Walker’s budget includes a Permanent Fund dividend of $1,800. That’s $200 more than this year, but over $1,000 less than the amount under the formula used before 2016. Dunleavy said he wants to offer the full amount under the formula.Walker’s budget also provides for 24 more Alaska State Troopers, five prosecutors and three child-protection attorneys. There also would be money to address crimes targeting Alaska Native women.“We’re going to fund investigators to begin the work that needs to be done on the unresolved murders of indigenous women in Alaska,” he said. “It’s the highest in the nation, so we put money in for that.”He also proposed buying a Pilatus airplane that would be used for public safety and could reach 91 percent of rural airports.And the budget proposal provides money for both counseling and safety equipment for schools.The proposal includes $230 million for deferred maintenance across the state. It includes  $16 million in new funds for tourism and fisheries. Some of the tourism money would be aimed at supporting flights to and from Asia.“It’s going to open up markets that we haven’t seen for a long, long time,” Walker said.There’s a line in the budget for the proposed gas line, as well as one for the Arctic Strategic Transportation and Resources program, to build a road network in the Arctic.Walker noted Dunleavy won’t have much time before he submits his own budget. But Walker wished Dunleavy well.“If he is successful, his administration is successful, Alaska’s successful. And that’s really all I care about,” Walker said.While the budget relies less on oil than in previous years, it’s still important.The spending plan relies on a price of oil of $75 per barrel, which would be $10 more per barrel than the most recent price of $65. That’s because the projection was made in October, when prices were higher.Walker budget director Pat Pitney said the budget is 20 percent less than the one the administration inherited four years ago, including 10 percent less spending on government services. But those services would increase by 3 percent next year under Walker’s proposal.Pitney defended the decision to reduce dividends the last three years. She said this has led to the Permanent Fund being $2.4 billion higher than it would have been without the reductions. This could allow the fund to grow another $100 million per year.But the incoming governor has raised the possibility of sending that money back to Alaskans in the form of a one-time, roughly $3,500 PFD reimbursement.Dunleavy’s transition spokeswoman Sarah Erkmann Ward said the transition team hasn’t had the opportunity to examine the proposal. She says Dunleavy will  “definitely have his own ideas.”A spokesman for Walker said that the documents containing details about the budget will be available on Friday.Related video: Rethinking the Alaska Permanent Fund – the 2018 changes to the way Permanent Fund earnings are spentShare this story:last_img read more

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Santander could buy up banks with €7.5bn fundraising

first_imgThursday 8 January 2015 8:58 pm whatsapp SHARES in troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi soared yesterday after Spanish giant Santander asked investors for €7.5bn (£5.9bn) in a share sale, prompting takeover speculation.Executive chairman Ana Botin took the reins in the autumn after her father and predecessor Emilio Botin died. “We are confident in the bank’s potential to grow organically,” she said.But the sheer scale of the fundraising round, combined with the bank’s stated intent to expand in many of its markets across the globe prompted speculation it could seek acquisition targets.Santander comfortably passed regulatory requirements in the European stress tests last year. Its capital position was found to be more robust than of German rival Deutsche Bank, under a fictional recession scenario.But Spanish bank BBVA came in above Santander, indicating there was room for improvement in its capital buffers.The bank said yesterday that it wanted to use some of the funds raised to meet incoming tougher targets this year, rather in 2019 as regulators demand.Monte dei Paschi’s shares jumped 12.39 per cent on the speculation.Santander’s shares were suspended on the issuance.Ana Botin ran Santander UK until she took over at boss of the global group.The UK arm is expected to be floated off as a separate entity in the coming two years, boosting the group’s capital position further. Santander could buy up banks with €7.5bn fundraising Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap whatsapp Sharecenter_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoHero WarsAdvertisement This game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUndoThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUndoLux & LushAfter 220 Years Two Brothers Finally Found The Oak Island TreasureLux & LushUndo Express KCS last_img read more

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Florida family finds 9-foot gator outside their home

first_imgAdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement 7-foot gator found roaming post office lobby in Florida June 11, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement Florida man missing after trying to save father, son swept out by current June 15, 2021 AdvertisementTags: gatorHillsborough Countycenter_img GoPro recovered after Myakka River gator attack June 16, 2021 Gator bites woman in Florida neighborhood June 10, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida family found a 9-foot gator near their sliding glass doors on Tuesday!The family in Plant City woke up around 2:45 a.m. to a knock on the sliding glass doors, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. When they flipped on their lights, they found the large alligator. Deputies responded to help the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission safely trap the gator. No one was injured. HCSO said the family’s home is near a retention pond. Advertisementlast_img read more

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€40 million to be provided for disadvantaged groups from the Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2018

first_imgHome News €40 million to be provided for disadvantaged groups from the Dormant Accounts… NewsPolitics Twitter Facebook “This funding will be used to cover costs like machinery, specialised equipment, refurbishment costs and vehicles, as well as capacity building costs in our local social enterprises.“I believe that the projects being funded play an important role in providing much-needed supports and services to local communities, particularly in our rural area.“The 2018 Action Plan, which will fund measures that will predominantly operate in 2019, approves funding of almost €40 million for 45 measures across 10 government departments.“These projects and programmes will deliver significant social and economic benefits to vulnerable people, will improve lives and strengthen communities over the coming years.”SEE ALSO – Laois needs new sources of drinking water as water levels hit record low Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleThe unsigned contract for the National Broadband Plan angers TDNext article‘I am definitely going to give it serious consideration’ – Liam O’Neill speaks about running in the Presidential election LaoisToday Reporter Community RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It has been announced that a sum from a pot of €40 million will be made available for supporting disadvantaged people and communities here in Laois.Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, made the announcement of the available funding to Laois.Minister Flanagan said: “The Dormant Accounts Fund is used to assist those most in need in our communities. It helps us fund projects such as assisting economically, socially or educationally disadvantaged people or people with a disability here in Laois.“The Dormant Accounts Fund is resourced by the unclaimed accounts and life assurance policies in financial institutions and insurance undertakings around the country.“This money always remains the property of its owners and they, or their beneficiaries or heirs, can reclaim their funds at any time into the future. In the meantime the Government will put this money to good use. Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Community TAGSDormant Accounts Action Plan 2018Laois PoliticsMinister Charlie Flanagan €40 million to be provided for disadvantaged groups from the Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2018 By LaoisToday Reporter – 18th July 2018 Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Facebook Rugby Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

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Laois GAA club set to launch new book to celebrate 100 years

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Home Sport GAA Laois GAA club set to launch new book to celebrate 100 years SportGAAGaelic Football By LaoisToday Reporter – 14th November 2019 GAA Twitter Previous articleFor one night only – Gemma Guihan exhibition is back in TownNext articleNot everyone happy as Portlaoise gets lion’s share of funding LaoisToday Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois GAA club set to launch new book to celebrate 100 years Facebook Twitter Pinterest Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Some members of The Barrowhuse Centenary Book Committee. Back Row (L-R); John Langton, John Davis, Leo Keville. Front Row (L-R): Dom Brennan, Pat Whelan, Liam Langton Barrowhouse GAA will launch a book to celebrate 100 years in existence at a Dinner Dance in The Seven Oaks Hotel in Carlow on Saturday night next, November 16.The book is the culmination of much work by a club Centenary Book Committee, and besides the recording of the club’s highs and lows over 100 years, it also captures a timeline in photographs, of a community where the GAA club continues to be the most important social organisation in the community.Barrowhouse is a tiny enclave in the south-east corner of Laois and is nestled on the Kildare border.Indeed because of its postal address of ‘Athy, Co. Kildare’, many in Laois mistakenly consider it a part of Kildare.The area is mostly in the parish of Athy and is the only part of Laois in the catholic diocese of Dublin.From a football club perspective, this confines it to a tiny rural area from which to draw its membership.Perhaps it is this sense of being the ‘small fish’ that reinforces the commitment of the community to the club.There were times in the past that all the reserves of commitment and dedication needed to be drawn on as the club faltered in times of emigration, but the community was never found wanting, and now they gather to celebrate 100 years since the club was founded in 1919 in the troubled political times of early 20th century Ireland.It is a milestone of which the founding fathers of the club would have been manifestly proud.Barrowhouse GAA is now, and has always been, a community organisation as well as a football club.It might never have the numbers to compete with the bigger clubs in Laois but that has never diminished its importance in the area. Many times over the years the club has progressed to senior ranks, but could never maintain the numbers capable of competing at this level.It has had its successes of which its members and supporters can be justifiably proud, and indeed produced players well capable of performing at the highest level.Mick Phelan in the 1950/60’s was one such players for Laois, and indeed there were many more over the years who contributed to Laois teams at all levels. The club has won many championship titles at various levels.Perhaps most memorable of them has come at juvenile level when they succeeded in winning the Laois U-14 and U-16 ‘A’ championships in 1971 and 1972 respectively. However, a small rural area can never retain such players, as they inevitably become part of the Irish diaspora.Yet the club has survived against all odds. Now it is time to celebrate the efforts of all who helped the club reach its 100th birthday.On Saturday night next that celebration takes place in the Seven Oaks Hotel in Carlow. The launch of a History Book in words and photographs that captures the essence of the club’s part in tiny Barrowhouse community will surely engender fresh optimism that it has the reserves to take on the next century.We can be sure it has! Only this year did the GAA President, John Horan, officially opened the first phase of playing fields and other community developments which are on a par with the best in the country.Plans are well advanced on the second phase of the development which will see a state-of-the-art clubhouse/sports complex built on the playing fields at Shanganamore. It appears that the future of this community-based club is in safe hands.If anyone would like to join in the celebrations, tickets for the event can still be purchased from club officials.You can book tickets by calling Shay Phelan 087 7985195, Billy Burke 087 9064714, or Pat Whelan 086 8597051.But hurry, the deadline is fast approaching, and numbers are limited. A wonderful night of celebration is assured.SEE ALSO – LISTEN: Garda involvement, a new guest and TV appearances – it’s all in the latest LaoisToday weekly GAA podcast Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA TAGSBarrowhouse WhatsApp GAA Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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Canadian VC-backed companies saw record funding in 2018

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff VC investment program gets $450-million budget pledge The Canadian landscape for venture-backed companies is growing more robust as funding and deals hit record highs in 2018, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC Canada) and CB Insights.Funding and deals to Canadian VC-backed companies hit US$3.5 billion across 471 deals last year, according to the MoneyTree Canada report. The fourth quarter was particularly strong, seeing a 79% quarter-over-quarter jump in funding to US$983 million, up from $548 million in Q3, with 116 deals compared to 96. Wealthsimple raising $750 million in latest financing deal, valuation hits $5 billion Keywords Venture capitalCompanies PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP 123RF Providing funding and inspiration for Black entrepreneurs Related news “Corporate investors will likely participate in more deals this coming year as investors recognize the growing market opportunity within Canada,” says Anand Sanwal, co-founder and CEO of CB Insights, in a statement.A 26% increase in the average deal size of expansion-stage deals showed that firms in the Canadian technology sector are scaling well, says Michael Dingle, PwC Canada’s national technology sector leader.“While deal count has risen across all stages of funding, the increase in total investment was mostly driven by larger cheque sizes in expansion and later-stage deals,” Dingle says in a statement.Toronto and Vancouver were the top markets in deal activity, with year-over-year funding increases of 47% and 14%, respectively.“Sectors of strength include artificial intelligence, fintech, and digital health that all hit record funding highs in 2018. Investment and deals also increasingly flowed to top markets – Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Québec City, and Calgary,” Sanwal says.Some of the companies involved in 2018’s largest deals were: Montreal-based Enerkem ($224 million), Québec City-based Ocean Group ($112 million) and Coveo ($100 million), Montreal-based Hopper ($100 million) and Ottawa-based Assent Compliance ($100 million).The report notes that Canadian investors participated in 67% of all deals to Canadian venture-backed companies. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Designation of Former Prosecutor General Dobroslav Trnka of Slovak Republic for Involvement

first_imgDesignation of Former Prosecutor General Dobroslav Trnka of Slovak Republic for Involvement Today, I am announcing the public designation of former Prosecutor General Dobroslav Trnka of the Slovak Republic due to his involvement in significant corruption. In his official capacity as the Prosecutor General of Slovakia, Trnka was involved in corrupt acts that undermined rule of law and the Slovak public’s faith in their government’s democratic institutions, officials, and public processes.This designation is made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020. In addition to the designation of former Prosecutor General Trnka, I am publicly designating his son, Jakub Trnka. This action renders both former Prosecutor General Trnka and Jakub Trnka ineligible for entry into the United States.This designation reaffirms U.S. commitment to combating corruption in Slovakia. The United States continues to stand with the people of Slovakia in their fight against corruption. The Department will continue to use these authorities to promote accountability for corrupt actors in this region and globally. This designation does not seek to prejudge or influence ongoing or future Slovak legal proceedings involving Mr. Trnka. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:corruption, Democracy, Department of State, future, Government, law, rule of law, Slovakia, United Stateslast_img read more

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New appointment to UK Supreme Court and JCPC 4 March 2021

first_imgNew appointment to UK Supreme Court and JCPC 4 March 2021 Lady Justice Rose will join the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom as a Justice on 13 April, it was announced today.Her Majesty The Queen made the appointment on the advice of the Prime Minister and Lord Chancellor, following the recommendations of an independent selection commission.Welcoming the appointment, President of the Supreme Court Lord Reed said:We at the Supreme Court are delighted that Lady Justice Rose will be joining us as a Justice and look forward to welcoming her to the Court in April. Having spent a substantial part of her career working in government and Parliament, LJ Rose will add significantly to the diversity of experience on the court. Her outstanding legal ability and breadth of experience will be invaluable in maintaining the high quality of our judgments and our reputation as an international centre of legal excellence.This appointment follows the retirement of Lady Black, on 10 January 2021.NotesLady Justice RoseDame Vivien Rose took her first degree at Newnham College, Cambridge and a post-graduate degree at Brasenose College, Oxford. She was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1984 and was in practice at Monckton Chambers for ten years. She was appointed Standing Counsel to the Director General of Fair Trading in 1992.In 1995 she left private practice to join the Government Legal Service serving as a legal adviser on financial services at HM Treasury until 2001. In 2002 she was appointed to the Senior Civil Service and moved to the Ministry of Defence as Director of Operational and International Humanitarian Law. From 2005 to 2008 she was seconded to the Office of Counsel to the Speaker of the House of Commons.In 2006 she was appointed to her first judicial role as a fee-paid Chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal. She was appointed to further tribunal posts and became a Recorder in the criminal jurisdiction, South Eastern circuit in 2010. In May 2013 Dame Vivien was sworn in as a High Court Judge in the Chancery Division. She was President of the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) between 2015 and 2018 and was a nominated judge of the Financial List from its inception.She was appointed to the Court of Appeal in January 2019.A detailed description of the appointments process for Justices is available on the Supreme Court website via the following link:Appointments of Justices, Supreme Court website, April 2016 /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Cambridge, Defence, Eastern, financial services, Government, High Court, Humanitarian, Oxford, parliament, Prime Minister, Queen, retirement, Supreme Court, UK, UK Government, United Kingdom, Vivienlast_img read more

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Vancouver Parks and Recreation unveils weekly outdoor activities for all ages

first_imgVancouver Parks and Recreation unveils weekly outdoor activities for all agesPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Monday, December 14, 2020in: Newsshare 0 Activities are designed for all ages to promote healthy physical activity and safe exploration of the city’s parks, trails and natural areasVANCOUVER – Area residents can get outside and move this winter and maybe win a prize with “Go Play, Vancouver,” a series of free weekly activities offered by Vancouver Parks and Recreation starting Monday (Dec. 14).Activities are designed for all ages to promote healthy physical activity and safe exploration of the city’s parks, trails and natural areas during the coronavirus pandemic.Vancouver Parks and Recreation is committed to providing safe access to public spaces. “Go Play, Vancouver” participants should adhere to COVID-19 prevention guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local public health experts. Shown here is Leverich Park. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Parks and RecreationVancouver Parks and Recreation is committed to providing safe access to public spaces. “Go Play, Vancouver” participants should adhere to COVID-19 prevention guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local public health experts. Shown here is Leverich Park. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Parks and RecreationVancouver Parks and Recreation will post a new activity to the “Go Play, Vancouver” webpage on Monday mornings with all the directions and materials needed to participate. Participants must complete the activity and submit the short online participation form to be entered in a drawing featuring prizes from local businesses and organizations. Prize drawings will occur on Tuesdays, after submissions have closed for the prior week’s activity. There is no cost to participate in “Go Play, Vancouver” activities.The first “Go Play, Vancouver” activity is a BINGO game that can be completed at any local park starting Mon., Dec. 14. The prize is a $25 Grow the (360) gift certificate that will be drawn on Tuesday, Dec. 22. Learn more and download your BINGO card at www.cityofvancouver.us/GoPlay.Vancouver Parks and Recreation is committed to providing safe access to public spaces. “Go Play, Vancouver” participants should adhere to COVID-19 prevention guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local public health experts, including:Stay home if you are feeling ill, experiencing symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who is diagnosed or has a suspected diagnosis of COVID-19.Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and people from other households while visiting parks, trails and natural areas.Wear a face covering when physical distancing is difficult or in crowded spaces, even when you are outdoors. A face covering should fit snugly and cover both your nose and mouth.Wash or sanitize your hands before and after visiting parks, trails and natural areas, and whenever you use park amenities like playgrounds or picnic areas.Information provided by city of Vancouver.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : 2020 Christmas ornaments with masked flair Next : Jaime Herrera Beutler presses for addition of ‘Commuter Representatives’ to I-5 Bridge replacement processAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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EC aims to simplify law agencies data access

first_img Deutsche Telekom loses appeal of Slovak fine Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Previous ArticleGSMA urges EU Council to back 25-year licencesNext ArticlePaga, MFS Africa ink international remittance deal Home EC aims to simplify law agencies data access EC details AI regulation plan Kavit Majithia Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 08 JUN 2017 Tags Industry CEOs join Europe green digital initiative The European Commission (EC) will put forward proposals to allow law enforcement agencies easier access to data, in a move which could shape future legislation amid growing pressure for tougher internet rules.Speaking to Reuters, Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said the EC will present options to ministers including the possibility for police to copy data directly from the cloud, and enabling law enforcement to access information or evidence stored in other countries across the bloc.UK Prime Minister (at the time of writing) Theresa May called for tougher regulation of internet companies earlier this week, following the latest in a series of terrorist attacks in the country.Her comments once again placed a spotlight on companies including Google and Facebook, which are facing increasing pressure to do more to assist investigations relating to terrorist activity.“I am sure that now in the shadow of the recent terrorist attacks and increasing threats in Europe there will be more understanding among the ministers, even among those who come from countries where there has not been a terrorist attack,” said Jourova.Access data across the blocIf the options are adopted it would enable law enforcement agencies in one member state to request information from IT providers in other EU countries without first having to seek permission from that country as is currently the case.A more stringent proposal is for companies to be obligated to hand over data when requested by any member state.However, the proposals are likely to face a backlash from major technology companies, which have already voiced concerns over the impact allowing governments access to such data will have on consumers privacy.EU justice ministers will reportedly meet today (8 June) to discuss the EC’s options, and then a formal proposal will be presented by the end of this year or early 2018. Related European Commissionlast_img read more

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