Gov’t Considers Exchanging Lands with NHT for Budgetary Support

first_imgAdvertisements Gov’t Considers Exchanging Lands with NHT for Budgetary Support InformationMarch 4, 2013 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, says the Government is looking at the option of providing the National Housing Trust (NHT) with lands in exchange for the $44 billion contribution from the Trust to support the national budget. Addressing the weekly Jamaica House press briefing on Wednesday, February 27, Minister Falconer stated that the NHT is always in need of lands for housing solutions, and that “the Government does, in fact, own thousands of acres of land, which could be of benefit to the Trust”. She said discussions are ongoing over whether this kind of transaction could be an option, and would further inform the public when these talks are concluded. The Government will be utilising $11 billion per annum for four years from the NHT for budgetary support. This is part of a number of measures being taken to ensure that the country signs an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). An IMF deal will allow access to critical funding as well as indicate to other multi-lateral partners that the Government is prudently managing its fiscal affairs. It will also boost investor confidence. RelatedNo Let Up in NHT Housing Provisionscenter_img RelatedGov’t Considers Exchanging Lands with NHT for Budgetary Support RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s Historylast_img read more

AR glasses company picks up Intel tech

first_img Previous ArticleAT&T sets mobile 5G launch date, reveals pricingNext ArticleSafaricom maintains mobile money dominance EC clears SK Hynix to acquire Intel memory assets Related Apple faces 5G modem wait Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 DEC 2018 Steve Costello Devices center_img Wearables company North acquired Intel’s smart glasses technology portfolio, including intellectual property and assets related to a consumer augmented reality (AR) glasses project.The Canada-based company said this will be used “to accelerate an already aggressive R&D programme, advanced manufacturing operation and product roadmap”. Terms of the deal were not announced.Intel has been scaling back its wearables business for some time, ending development of its own smart glasses and other products.North, formerly known as Thalmic Labs, has raised more than $140 million to date, with Intel Capital an existing investor. Stephen Lake, co-founder and CEO, said: “Intel has been deeply supportive of North since early on. This deal highlights their ongoing commitment both to us and the future of innovation in this emerging category.”The deal will give the wearables company nearly 650 patents and patent applications by the end of the year, making it the holder of “one of the most robust smart glasses portfolios in the world”.It was reported in November that North had secured a $24 million investment from the government of Canada to be used building out its manufacturing capabilities in its home town of Kitchener-Waterloo.North is currently ramping activity for its Focus glasses, which include a transparent, holographic display that only the wearer can see.The $999 glasses are custom built and require a trip to a showroom in either Brooklyn or Toronto. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back US chip funding tipped to top $150B IntelThalmic Labs Home AR glasses company picks up Intel tech Author Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more last_img read more

VNA to join UVM Health Network

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties (VNA) Board of Directors voted unanimously on Thursday, November 9, to affiliate with the University of Vermont Health Network, of which the UVM Medical Center is the largest member. The partnership takes effect on January 1, 2018. The VNA said in a statement that the affiliation recognizes the importance of greater integration and collaboration among health care providers across the full continuum of care, and will benefit patients by responding to the increasing demand for home health and hospice services. VNA will be the first affiliate to provide post-acute, community-based care. UVMHC will have eight partners going forward, including three Vermont hospitals and three in upstate New York.“I’m thrilled the VNA will have a seat at the table, alongside the UVM Health Network’s member hospitals and physician organization, as we work toward our shared vision of a fully integrated, regional healthcare system,” said Judy Peterson, VNA president and CEO. “Our joint mission is to always provide the highest quality clinical care to all our patients. Through better integration, we will be able to provide more seamless, personalized, compassionate care while also improving the health of the whole community by reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and controlling costs.”“This partnership perfectly captures Vermont’s approach to healthcare reform: bringing providers of all types together in new ways to deliver better, more efficient care,” said John Brumsted, M.D., president and CEO of the UVM Health Network and CEO of the UVM Medical Center. “Better coordination between our organizations will enhance the excellent care the VNA is known for, and provide patients with a smoother transition back home when they have had a hospital stay.”The innovative partnership is the result of discussions about ways to strengthen efforts to improve the health of the community that began in late 2015.The VNA will remain a non-profit organization with its own Board of Directors, responsible for its own balance sheet and fundraising efforts. “We will continue to provide medically necessary services to anyone who needs them, regardless of their ability to pay, “said Peterson. “Joining the UVM Health Network affords us the opportunity to tap into additional resources to continue this mission.”Peterson cites examples such as expanded telemonitoring services, increased education opportunities for clinical staff, and better coordination of patient care between the VNA, hospital and physician offices. Group purchasing through the UVM Health Network will allow the VNA to realize savings that can be reinvested in programs and staff, while technological advances such as a shared electronic medical record (EMR) will make care more seamless for patients and efficient for staff.Over the next 12-18 months, the VNA brand identity will remain unchanged while the agency focuses on operational integration. In the future, the VNA will adopt the UVM Health Network branding and will develop a new name and brand identity that is aligned with its role in the Network.About the VNAThe VNA is Vermont’s oldest and largest non-profit home health and hospice agency providing the full spectrum of medically-complex home and community-based care to individuals and families throughout Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties.  VNA programs span a lifetime and include comprehensive nursing care for adults and children, rehabilitation services, chronic disease management, hospice and palliative care services, adult day programs and private care services. Last year, the VNA served more than 5,400 individuals and provided $1.54 million in charitable care to our neighbors in need.  For more information on VNA services and programs, please call 802.658.1900 or visit www.VNACares.org(link is external)About The University of Vermont Health NetworkThe University of Vermont Health Network is an integrated system serving the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: Working together, we improve people’s lives.  The partners are:The University of Vermont Medical Center(link is external)The University of Vermont Health Network Medical GroupThe University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center(link is external)The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center(link is external)The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital(link is external)The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital(link is external)The University of Vermont Health Network – Porter Medical Center(link is external)Source: Source: Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties 11.10.2017 www.vnacares.org(link is external)last_img read more

Presenting David Molenaar, speaker at the Offshore WIND Conference

first_imgDavid Molenaar, Country Division Head Wind Power at Siemens Netherlands, will be one of our speakers during this year’s Offshore WIND Conference which will be held in Amsterdam RAI on 24th and 25th October.The theme of the Offshore WIND Conference this year is ‘Reaching Potential’ and will discuss the opportunities available in the industry and how the industry can develop its supply chain. Molenaar will be speaking during the opening session in which leading players from the industry will delve into ‘Calling the shots’.Molenaar worked during his doctoral research in the period of July 2001 – January 2002 for Siemens Netherlands N.V. to tender for the Dutch first offshore wind farm work. As a project manager, he was responsible for the design of a cost-support structure for the planned turbines.In 2004 he started as a project engineer at Siemens Netherlands N.V. At the end of 2004 he was involved, as a technical specialist, in the acquisition of Bonus Energy A/S. In October 2005 he was appointed Business Unit Manager Wind Power. In that position, Molenaar realized Siemens’ final turnkey wind farm with non-Siemens turbines.From October 2007 to date, Molenaar was also responsible for establishing and expanding the Offshore Engineering Center of Competence (CoC) from Siemens Wind Power in The Hague. He leads a team of young and experienced engineers who passionately work on both the realization of Siemens’ offshore wind farms as well as determining its strategy how to lower the life cycle cost of offshore wind further.For more information on the Offshore WIND Conference, to book tickets or to find out who our other speakers are, head to www.offshorewindconference.biz.Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) is an annual event focused on the complete offshore energy industry, from oil & gas to the wind and marine energy.The two-day event, to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 25 & 26 October includes an exhibition where an expected 650+ supply chain companies will showcase their products and services. Next to that, there is an accompanying conference that covers key topics and solutions for the offshore community.Offshore Energy is the fastest growing gathering of offshore industry professionals. Founded in 2008, Offshore Energy has been breaking records year after year. The 2015 edition attracted 11,865 unique attendees representing 86 nationalities.Source: Navingolast_img read more

Four IMCA divisions featured at Abilene’s Feb. 20-22 Ice Breaker

first_imgABILENE, Texas – Four IMCA divisions start the 2015 season with the traditional Ice Breaker special at Abilene Speedway Fri­day, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 20-22.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds run for $700 to win each night, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods for $600, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $400 and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250. All applicable IMCA points, including track points, will be awarded for each draw/redraw show. Home region points will be awarded to Modified, Stock and Hobby drivers; Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods can race but not for points. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. hot laps are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The pits open at 3 p.m., hot laps are from 5-6 p.m. and racing is at 7 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, church services at the track are at 9:45 a.m., pit gates open at 11 a.m., hot laps are from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and racing gets underway at 1 p.m. Overnight accommodations with racer’s rates are available at Motel 6, 325 672-8462, or the Whitten Inn, 800 588-5050. Gates open at 11 a.m. and practice is from noon-4 p.m. Sundays Feb. 8 and 15. Gates open at 5 p.m. and an open practice runs from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19. More information about the Ice Breaker, presented by Smiley’s Racing Products, Showtime Signs & Designs and NAPA Auto Parts, can be directed to promoter Rob Poor at 325 725-3849 or 325 692-8800. Additional information is also posted on the www.abilenespeedway.com website.last_img read more

Tivo offers new service to control what kids see

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.TiVo’s KidZone, which is a free service, features a menu of shows recommended by nonprofit organizations focused on children and media. Parents also can add or subtract programs or channels available to their kids. Parents can then enter the regular TiVo menu with a password. TiVo updated the software in its units this summer to include KidZone, and all new devices will carry the feature. It is not available on TiVos built with DirecTV satellite receivers, however. “I know the parents are concerned about all sorts of media,” said Dina Steiner, a minister at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist in Flower Mound, just north of Dallas. She said that as pastor, she will not push a particular product, but the breakfast did give her knowledge to share with parents concerned about controlling what their kids watch. “The more knowledge I have, the more I can help the families in my church,” Steiner said. DALLAS – TiVo is looking to religious leaders to get the word out about a new feature that helps parents control the TV shows their children watch. TiVo officials discussed its KidZone feature Thursday during a breakfast with religious leaders and handed out digital video recorders to ministers and others to try it out. “We know that kids are going to be exposed to the media, so why don’t we take the media on our own terms?” TiVo Inc. Vice President Joe Miller told the group of about 50. A similar gathering was held earlier this week in Atlanta. “This is in response to something we heard from our existing customers,” Miller said. There are almost 5 million TiVo-using households in the U.S., Miller said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more