NV Governor grants casinos legal protection in Covid-19 bill

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Casino & games 12th August 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: US Nevada Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has signed into law a new bill that will protect gambling businesses from lawsuits related to novel coronavirus (Covid-19).Senate Bill 4 covers all businesses active in the Nevada entertainment market, including casinos, provided that they are operating in line with specific Covid-19 measures and requirements in the state.It grants these companies legal immunity from claims put forward by workers or guests that contract the virus.“This bill isn’t about economic expansion – it’s about our state’s economic survival,” Sisolak explained. “It’s about acknowledging that Nevada relies heavily on a single industry – the hospitality industry – and in order to make it through this historic storm, we must ensure it survives.“But it’s not just about protecting the businesses – it’s also about protecting the workers that keep this industry and our economy running.”Read the full story on iGB North America.center_img Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has signed into law a new bill that will protect gambling businesses from lawsuits related to novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter NV Governor grants casinos legal protection in Covid-19 billlast_img read more

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Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgUnity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, deposit accounts and overdrafts to trade finance, treasury services, acceptance and guarantee commercial papers, money market services and international banking services. Unity Bank Plc provides foreign operations which includes home remittance services, mortgages, letters of credit, third party transfer services, invisible transactions, bills for collections and domiciliary transfers. The company supports the agricultural sector through agric products and schemes which includes Unity farmer’s cooperatives finance and leasing, Unity industrial input scheme and general agro-allied farmer’s schemes. Founded in 1987, Unity Bank Plc now operates through an extensive network of some 240 branches in 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Unity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Staco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgStaco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Staco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Staco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Staco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStaco Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover non-life insurance for fire, general accident, motor vehicle, oil and gas, marine, aviation, bond and engineering. Other insurance products cover fidelity guarantees, professional indemnity, goods-in-transit, employer liability, burglary, public liability and group/personal accident as well as transportation insurance which includes motor, marine hull and cargo and aviation insurance. Fire and bond insurance products cover fire and special perils, homeowner/holder, all-risks, engineering and bond insurance. Customised insurance products cover motor insurance, personal protection and homeowners insurance. Staco Insurance Plc has business interests in Sierra Leone offering life and non-life insurance products to individuals and corporate customers. Formerly known as Standard Trust Assurance Plc, the company changed its name to Staco Insurance Plc in 2006. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Staco Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Daar Communications Plc (DAARCO.ng) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgDaar Communications Plc (DAARCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Communications sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Daar Communications Plc (DAARCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Daar Communications Plc (DAARCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Daar Communications Plc (DAARCO.ng)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileDaar Communications Plc is a broadcasting company in Nigeria that develops, produces and markets television and radio entertainment and news programmes for markets in Africa and the United Kingdom. Television news and entertainment networks in its company portfolio include AIT Television, AIT International and AIT Sport as well as DAARSAT, a Pay-TV service on a digital streaming platform. The company’s radio station is Raypower 100.5Fm which promotes socio-political, economic and cultural issues. Daar Communications Plc has its own television production operation in Nigeria. The company was established in 1988 and is a subsidiary of DAAR Investment Limited. Its company head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Daar Communications Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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New season means a new look for Rugby World

first_img7. The AnalystIn another new feature, former Ospreys and Bristol coach Sean Holley provides in-depth analysis of the world’s top teams. To kick things off, he looks at how Exeter dominate possession, including how they implement ‘latching’.8. The men leading Scottish rugby forwardScottish rugby has a few new faces in situ for 2017-18. Dave Rennie has taken over at Glasgow Warriors and Richard Cockerill is in charge at Edinburgh, while new Scotland coach Gregor Townsend is preparing for the first home Tests of his reign. We have the lowdown on the three wise men hoping to take Scottish rugby forward.On the ball: Gregor Townsend took charge of Scotland in June. Photo: Getty Images9. Grass-roots rugbyIn his latest column, Stephen Jones looks at the problems facing the community game and finds out how the RFU are addressing them. This includes more artificial pitches, varied kick-off times and even a new format of the game.10. My life in pictures: Toby FloodNewcastle’s returning hero Toby Flood takes us through the ups and downs of his career with a look through photos from the early days to now.11. My Day Off… Rob EvansRugby World editor Owain Jones takes to the water with Scarlets and Wales prop Rob Evans as he goes fishing for bass. There’s also time to talk about his hopes for the season with both club and country.Go fish: Scarlets prop Rob Evans enjoys a day on the water fishing. Photo: Huw Evans Agency12. Player access Find out what’s inside the new-look Rugby World for the 2017-18 season To mark the start of a new season, Rugby World unveils a new look in the October edition. Not only have we revamped the design but we have introduced new features designed to get you closer to the game’s star players and added more hard-hitting opinion. Find out how to download the digital edition by clicking this link – and here are a dozen reasons to get a copy of the latest issue…1. New lookThe October issue features a fresh design and myriad new features we think you will love. From Inside the Mind to My Day Off, Rugby World has introduced fresh ideas with the aim of taking you closer to the stars than ever before and providing you with an insight into the person as well as the player. There are more exclusive photos and a crisper design too.2. More opinionWe know you all have views on the game and with so many big issues to debate we have added more opinion-led pieces to the magazine. As well as Stephen Jones’s monthly column and The Rugby Rant, we now have a monthly debate called Face-Off – in this edition we look at the RFU ending contracts for 15-a-side women’s players, with two former England players presenting their sides of the argument – and an agenda-setting piece called What You Should Be Talking About This Month.3. Club guideNo start-of-season issue of Rugby World would be complete without a club guide and we’ve dedicated a full page to all 26 teams competing in the Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro14. As well as the lowdown on the ins and outs at each club, we analyse their prospects for this season, highlight a key man and pick out a player to watch.4. Behind the scenes with the English championsWe have revived an old feature where each month we will visit a club and go behind the scenes. These trips used to be undertaken by Mickey Skinner but Alan Dymock has now taken on the baton and what better place to start our new ‘Welcome to my club’ series than at Sandy Park, home of English champions Exeter Chiefs. Fun, games and beers all feature in Dymock’s day out.Chiefs visit: RW’s Alan Dymock enjoys himself at Sandy Park, home of Exeter. Photo: Sam Riley5. What next for Munster?They came close to lifting a trophy last season, reaching the semi-finals of the Champions Cup and final of the Guinness Pro14, but ultimately fell short. With director of rugby Rassie Erasmus leaving at the end of the year, what can we expect from the province this season? Tom English gives his verdict.6. Bootcamp Find yourself confused about what you should be doing from a fitness and nutrition perspective? Rugby World is here to help with our handy guide that tells you what exercises you should be doing and what foods you should be eating each month.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HERE LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img TAGS: Highlight On top of all that we have a host of player features we think you will enjoy:Downtime with Gareth Ansconbe. The Cardiff Blues and Wales back talks about his life off the field.What it’s like to swap rugby for NFL. Former England Sevens player Alex Gray explains why he’s switched from rugby to American Football and reveals how he’s adapting to a different code.Inside the Mind of Adam Jones. Coaching, best mates and Lego all come up in conversation with the Harlequins, Wales and Lions prop.Jack Conan. The Leinster back-row excelled for Ireland in the summer and is now ready to battle Jamie Heaslip for both the blue and green No 8 shirt.Rising stars. Get to know Marcus Smith, the 18-year-old Harlequins fly-half who has been training with Eddie Jones’s England, and Darcy Graham, an up-and-coming Scottish outside back.Club Hero Michael Rhodes. The Saracens flanker talks about life with the European champions.Petrus du Plessis. The London Irish prop on why he thinks his new club will avoid relegation and his alter ego Borislav.We hope you enjoy the new-look Rugby World and please let us know what you think so we can continue to develop a great magazine for you.last_img read more

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Weekend House in Downtown São Paulo / SPBR Arquitetos

first_img Weekend House in Downtown São Paulo / SPBR Arquitetos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/500224/weekend-house-in-downtown-sao-paulo-spbr Clipboard CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil Weekend House in Downtown São Paulo / SPBR ArquitetosSave this projectSaveWeekend House in Downtown São Paulo / SPBR Arquitetos Houses Year:  Architects: SPBR Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Photographs 2013 Save this picture!© Nelson Kon+ 43Curated by Igor Fracalossi Share Area:  183 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Manufacturers: thyssenkrupp, Concresteel, Desmobilia, Hunter Douglas, Legno Nibile, Life Fitness, Neobambu, Sanfor, Sarrep, Spinelli Glass, Sólido GartArchitect In Charge:Angelo BucciDesign Team:Nilton Suenaga, Tatiana Ozzetti, Ciro Miguel, Eric Ennser, João Paulo Meirelles de Faria, Juliana Braga, Fernanda Cavallaro, Victor PrósperoStructural Engineer :Ibsen Puleo UvoFoundation Engineer :Apoio Assessoria e Projeto de Fundações – José Luiz de Paulo EduardoGeotechnical Investigation :Engesolos Engenharia de Solos e FundaçõesPlumbing And Electrical :Plumbing And Electrical JPD Projetos de Instalações – Jairo Paixão Daniel, Joel Paixão Daniel, Jamir Paixão Daniel, Jaime Paixão Daniel FilhoLandscape Architect :Raul PereiraLighting :Reka – Ricardo HederGeneral Contractor :José Antonio Queijo FelixConstructor:Theobaldo Bremenkamp, Reinaldo Francisco Ramos [Renner]Woodworks :Móveis AEME – Agostinho Alves MoreiraSteelworks :Carlos Augusto StefaniSite Area:269,50 m²City:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nelson KonRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. DUG INTO THE AIR – A SWIMMING POOL IN SÃO PAULOClouds, drizzle, rain, snow or hail, in all its physical states water is related to sky.However, if we are requested to think about a [swimming] pool, our imagination automatically starts to dig into the ground. Seas, lakes, and ponds explain the reason we react in that direction: essentially, a pool fells like a piece of a lake. It makes sense, the image corresponds to the word, water that rests smoothly on the ground. Water defines the surface.Save this picture!Floor Plan Level 0 / +1.40+ 43But if I mention a specific type of pool, a water tank or a water tower, we first imagine an elevated volume of water, a pool detached from the ground level. In this case, hydrostatic pressure is a requirement to fulfill pipes, to supply water. Water level holds a potential possibility.While walking on the ground,we could ask: where is the surface? In the specific sense of the word, surface has no layers or thickness. However, if one walks in a city like São Paulo [or New York], the ground level does not correspond to the surface anymore. There are some pieces of the ground that haven’t been touched by the sunlight for decades since buildings have permanently shaded them.Save this picture!© Nelson KonIn this specific site, the neighborhood’s average height is defined by the zoning code: 6 m high. No side setbacks are required. The east neighbor building shades our site the entire morning until noon, when the west neighbor building starts to shade it for the whole afternoon. Therefore, if there is a pool to be built, exposed to the sunlight the whole day, it is crucial to define its surface: six meters above the ground level.The assumption here is like to swim in a water tower and to enjoy that potential as a design possibility. One more water ‘state’ related to the sky of São Paulo.Save this picture!© Nelson KonA WEEKEND HOUSE IN THE CITYSão Paulo is a metropolis of 20 million people. It is approximately one hour from the coast. Because of severe traffic jams, its inhabitants spend hours commuting every day. On weekends, especially in the summer, hundreds of thousands drive to the beach causing jams on the roads as well.Save this picture!© Nelson KonIn order to avoid being stuck in traffic during weekends, we received an unexpected but rather logical demand as a counterflow action: a weekend house in downtown São Paulo.As an anti-FAR [floor area ratio] approach, a swimming pool, a solarium and a garden are the main elements of this project. In a properly inverted hierarchy, everything else on this program is complementary: a bedroom, a small apartment for a caretaker, and a space to cook and receive friends.Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe site is very central, between an arterial avenue, Avenida Faria Lima, and a metropolitan infrastructural axis [road and railway] built on the Pinheiros river shore. Also, the site is exactly under the airport conical zone, meaning all flights coming from Rio de Janeiro fly over the site about each 7 minutes.Pool and solarium were displayed as parallel volumes. Two columns were located in the 1 m wide gap between them. The 12 m span is faced on one side by beams supporting the pool and on the other by beams that support the solarium and also hang the floor underneath. Structurally, the mass of the pool counterweights the volume which holds inhabited spaces. In other words, water is balanced by the beach.Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe ground level was kept free from any construction in order to achieve the maximum garden area ratio. As a result there are three different layers or three levels for three different moods: ground level [garden – introspective or encompassed by the site limits], apartment level [the only indoor space floating above the ground and underneath the pool], and rooftop [swimming pool and solarium, an extroverted or panoramic space].This building and its program differs from the focus of traditional architectural projects in two ways: the metropolis becomes a possible place to stay and enjoy during the weekends and elements generally considered secondary in a big house become fundamental components.Save this picture!© Nelson Kon*This project was originally published on April 28, 2014.Project gallerySee allShow lessSoft Civic​ Installation / Bryony Roberts StudioSelected ProjectsColvin Florist / Roman Izquierdo BouldstridgeSelected Projects Share Projects Photographs:  Nelson Kon Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/500224/weekend-house-in-downtown-sao-paulo-spbr Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeSPBR ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSão PaulospbrTop100IcebergBrazilPublished on October 07, 2019Cite: “Weekend House in Downtown São Paulo / SPBR Arquitetos” 07 Oct 2019. 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On the picket line

first_imgRecord snowfall burdens low-wage workersAs many feet of snow continue to bury the Northeast, hourly workers are among those most affected. For far too many low-wage hourly workers, closed roads and suspended mass transit mean longer commutes to and from work, resulting in less time on the clock. Workers who are unable to get to their jobs or whose workplaces are closed due to blizzards are often forced to dip into their sick days or vacation time — if they’re fortunate enough to have paid time-off. When schools are closed, workers with children are often faced with either hiring a sitter or taking time off to care for their children, both of which are unaffordable for many.A study by the American Highway Users Alliance estimated that the delays and closures in late January and halfway into February have cost the city of Boston $265 million per day, two-thirds of which is lost wages for hourly workers. With more snow forecast, low-wage hourly workers will continue to be unfairly penalized through no fault of their own. (wbur.org, Feb. 11)Daycare workers still waiting for pay, benefitsAfter workers at Square One child care facilities in Massachusetts were misclassified as temporary employees and denied fair wages, benefits and the protection of their co-workers’ United Auto Workers contract for four years, they took to the courts to resolve the issue. On March 21, 2013, Administrative Law Judge Michael A. Rosas agreed with the workers and ordered Square One management to grant back pay and benefits to the misclassified workers. But the employer filed for an exemption. Two years later, the workers are still waiting for what is rightfully theirs. UAW Local 2322 has circulated a petition demanding that the National Labor Relations Board enforce the judge’s ruling and hold Square One management responsible for its blatant and ongoing violations of the National Labor Relations Act. Sign the petition online at tinyurl.com/UAW2322.Staples will fire workers to dodge health care mandateA recently leaked internal memo from Staples management threatens part-time workers with disciplinary action and even termination if they are caught working more than 25 hours a week at the big-box office supply stores. The start of the new hardline policy coincides with the provision of the Affordable Care Act, effective Jan. 1, 2015, which requires employers to offer health care to employees who work at least 30 hours per week — or incur a $3,000 penalty per employee. It seems Staples, which pulled in more than $23 billion in sales in 2013 and employed 46,361 full-time and 36,647 part-time associates as of Feb. 1, 2014, would sooner cut hours and fire workers rather than provide basic health coverage.One Staples worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “Before January, it was a smack on the wrist if anyone went over 25 hours — they got an email scolding them, saying, ‘You went over 25, try not to do that.’ But now it’s become really serious.” According to a report released by pollster FiveThirtyEight, several hundred thousand workers are scheduled for fewer hours as employers like Staples try to dodge the health care mandate. (buzzfeed.com, Feb. 9)$15 minimum wage wouldn’t cause layoffsAmid a growing movement coast to coast calling for a raise in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, researchers Robert Pollin and Jeannette Wicks-Lim of the Political Economy Research Institute examined the real consequences if the fast food industry more than doubled the minimum wage. Their report, released in January, demolishes the age-old argument that higher wages would cause mass layoffs and reduced revenue. According to the report, the industry could easily absorb the cost of a $15 minimum wage. Higher wages would result in higher productivity and lower employee turnover rates, which together would allow restaurants to cover 20 percent of the wage hikes. This, along with modest price increases of 3 percent a year and an already-projected 2.5 percent a year sales growth, would fully cover a $15 minimum wage in the fast food industry. Opponents of raising the minimum wage need to revise their anti-worker scare tactics in light of the study’s findings. (pbs.org, Jan. 28; peri.umass.edu)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Shakespeare Club Donates $3,068 in Christmas Gifts to the Friends of Foster Children

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday One of the many traditions of the Shakespeare Club of Pasadena is to donate toys to the Friends of Foster Children for Christmas. The Club first became interested in the Friends of Foster Children after staffing the Sugar Plum Tree project in the late 1970s. Many of the Club members continue to support this project each year. To continue their tradition, the Philanthropy Department of the Club headed by Chairman Monica Forgey, collected donations from Club Members and friends and went shopping on November 25th with FOFC staff members with long lists in hand. The items purchased during the Toys R Us shopping day were distributed based on the wishes of the children at the group homes and the needs of the facilities. The shopping lists were made based on those wishes. Additional cash donations were also given to FOFC bringing the total donation to $3068.00The Shakespeare Club has been involved with Friends of Foster Children almost since its inception in 1976. Friends of Foster Children (FOFC) is a non-profit organization composed entirely of volunteers who share a deep concern for children. They have no paid staff. These children are those who must live apart from their families due to neglect, abandonment, illness or family dysfunction. FOFC also assist newly emancipated foster teens as they learn to set up their own homes, continue their education, and struggle to be self-supportingSteve Wittmer, Friends of Foster Children Sugar Plum, told us that over 450 local foster children who live in residential treatment centers had their Christmas wishes hung on the Sugar Plum Trees at Westfield Santa Anita in Arcadia again this past year. Gifts were purchased for those children whose tags were not picked or were never returned to insure that every child received a gift. Gifts and donations of wrapping paper were forwarded to the following children’s centers:– Bienvenidos Foster Care Services– Ettie Lee Youth and Family ServicesHathaway-Sycamores Child & Family Services Helen Evans Home Hillsides Hope House for the Multiple-Handicapped LeRoy Haynes Center for Children & Family Services Rosemary Children’s Services Trinity Youth Services – El MonteThe needs of Emancipated foster youth from FKCE-Independent Living Programs Transitional Independent Living Program Youth Moving On, were also included.Another of the Club’s traditions is to present Broadway musical benefit productions to the community. This year the club will be presenting “Nunsense – The Mega Musical” along with a pre-theatre party on March 6th, 7th and 8th at their clubhouse on Grand Ave. in Pasadena. The book, music and lyrics are by Greg Goggin. For more information about the production and pre-theatre party or to purchase tickets ($50.00 per person), please call (626) 587-9440 or visit their website @ www.shakespeareclub.org. Net proceeds will fund the scholarship program for graduating seniors in the Pasadena Unified School District and on-going programs of the Shakespeare Club.The Shakespeare Club consists of a diverse group of energetic women who enjoy the many social, philanthropic and theatrical opportunities that this organization has to offer. The Club accepts new members year-round and encourages those who may be interested in joining to contact Membership Chairman, Rebecca Harris, (626) 375-0759. For more information about the Shakespeare Club’s philanthropic endeavors, events, membership and past productions, please visit their website www.shakespeareclub.org. 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribecenter_img Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Business News Giving Back Shakespeare Club Donates $3,068 in Christmas Gifts to the Friends of Foster Children From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, January 12, 2015 | 12:56 pm More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Make a commentlast_img read more

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PERRYMAN: Going digital

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebook PERRYMAN: Going digital Facebook WhatsApp Ray Perryman is the head of The Perryman Group and serves as a distinguished professor at the International Institute for Advanced Studies. During the past two decades, we’ve gone digital. The development of the internet and related technologies and advances in communications have changed the way we live and work, affecting virtually every aspect of our daily routines. The digital segment of the economy has been growing much faster than the overall pace, but up until recently, there wasn’t a good way to measure it.Even if we can agree on a definition of the “digital economy,” the rapid rate of change means that products important for a while become obsolete and new inventions come on the scene regularly. Even so, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recently tackled the challenge, seeking input from researchers, analysts and experts to develop a measure of the digital segment of the economy.The three major components of the BEA’s definition are the digital-enabling infrastructure needed for a computer network to exist and operate (such as the internet, needed telecom equipment, and computer hardware and software); the digital transactions that take place using that system (“e-commerce”); and the content that digital economy users create and access (“digital media”).Between 2006 and 2016, the BEA estimates that the digital economy’s real value added grew at an average annual rate of 5.6 percent, far faster than the overall economy’s average pace of 1.5 percent. In 2016, the digital economy accounted for 6.5 percent of gross domestic product ($1.2 trillion) and 3.9 percent of employment (5.9 million jobs). This gap attests to the exceptional productivity found in this sector. Notably, the digital segment accounted for 6.7 percent of employee compensation. Employees working in the digital economy earned $114,275 in average annual compensation, substantially more than the overall average of $66,498 per worker.This activity is scattered across a number of industries. For example, while we have long been able to track the numbers of certain occupations that are clearly digital (such as computer systems design and related services), now we can also look at those in retail who focus on e-commerce or individuals in broadcasting who are digitally focused.Not only do jobs in the digital economy pay well, they are also becoming more numerous, with employment growth rates well above the national average. However, prices for digital economy goods and services have been falling thanks to technological advances and competition, which is contrary to the pattern of rising prices observed in most of the economy.Understanding the digital economy is important to businesses, policymakers, consumers, job seekers, analysts and others. Moreover, the competitiveness of the U.S. economy is integrally linked to this large and growing segment of the business complex. The definition will morph over time, but the dynamism will remain and no doubt guide much of our economic destiny. Local NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest Previous articleCinco de Mayo parade kicks off celebration in OdessaNext articleHART: The Starbuck stops here admin By admin – May 6, 2018 last_img read more

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Status yellow fog warning issued for entire country

first_img Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday December 20thNext articleDonegal County Council raise awareness of Smoky Coal ban News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – December 20, 2019 A status yellow fog warning has been issued for the entire country.The alert is now in effect, and fog set to be dense in places, leading to hazardous driving conditions.It is set to remain valid until 10 o’clock tomorrow morning.Meteorologist Cathal Nolan, from the Midland Weather Channel, says driving conditions are treacherous:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/fog7pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Google+center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Google+ Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Status yellow fog warning issued for entire country Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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