WATCH: Downey’s Autostop Car of the Week – 162 Ford Ecosport for €14,500

first_img Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Pinterest Twitter GAA Facebook TAGSDowney’s Auto StopFord Ecosport Additional InfoABSDriver AirbagPassenger AirbagAir ConditioningAlloy WheelsBluetooth PhoneCD playerElectric MirrorsElectric WindowsImmobilizerRemote Central LockingMultiple AirbagsFront Fog LightsTraction ControlFoglightsTraction control Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin WhatsApp WATCH: Downey’s Autostop Car of the Week – 162 Ford Ecosport for €14,500 Previous articlePortlaoise College welcomes record crowd to Open EveningNext articleBallyfin and Killeshin set to do battle again as final place up for grabs LaoisToday Reporter Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA This week’s Car of the Week in Downey’s Autostop is a 162 Ford Ecosport which is available to buy for €12,950.This 1.5 litre diesel car has 76,588 miles/123,253 kmThe annual road tax is €200. SEE ALSO – Check out more great offers from Downey’s Autostop here By LaoisToday Reporter – 2nd October 2019 last_img read more

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Two informal communities in South Clarendon to be upgraded

first_imgRelatedTwo informal communities in South Clarendon to be upgraded Advertisements RelatedTwo informal communities in South Clarendon to be upgraded RelatedTwo informal communities in South Clarendon to be upgraded By GARFIELD L. ANGUS, JIS Reporter Two informal communities in South Clarendon to be upgraded EnvironmentJune 18, 2011 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MANDEVILLE — Minister of Water and Housing, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says plans are underway to upgrade two informal communities in South Clarendon, to provide land tenure for the residents and to provide housing solutions for working people in the parish. The Minister, who toured the area on June 15, with officials of  the Ministry and Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, Member of Parliament for South East Clarendon, informed that the communities  are Rasta Corner and Unity Farm, near Free Town in the parish. “We will be putting in infrastructure – road, water, light and waste water collection. We also want to develop the additional lands, so we can provide more housing for the working people of the May Pen area. These people have been here for some time. They are working people, they are skilled in the area of craft, and the settlement will also provide for an area to develop the craft business,” the Minister said of the Rasta Corner community. Dr. Chang further informed that the Unity Farm community has about 1,000 families, and while he is not condoning the manner in which the community got started, the policy of the Government is to put a lid on the informal setting up of communities, while upgrading the existing ones, and creating housing solutions for other persons who can afford to purchase homes or lands to develop their homes. “We are looking at how we can proceed in terms of establishing proper titling for the property, and we are working with various agencies of Government to bring stability and order. It will be operated on an upgraded programme where we bring in infrastructure and allow them to pay over time. We have a responsibility to seek to provide the kind of facility that is the norm for any community,” the Minister said.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dr. Chang also visited the New Bowens community in the parish where there is flooding when it rains heavily. During the tour the Minister urged residents not to allow persons to encroach on lands that they don’t own, as it will contribute to delays in the Government’s effort to speed up the upgrading process.last_img read more

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High school football: Bossier suffers second straight tough loss in district play

first_imgAnother week, another heartbreaking district loss for the BossierBearkats. Coleman Beeson’s 21-yard pass to Otis Smith set up the TD. Last week, North Webster scored with 1:30 left to defeat theBearkats by the same score. Loyola College Prep scored a tie-breaking touchdown with 1:41 left in the game in a 35-28 District 1-3A victory over Bossier Friday night at Messmer Stadium. Loyola regained the lead at 21-14 on a TD with just 28 secondsleft in the half. The Flyers capitalized on a fumble recovery at the Loyola 48. The Bearkats rallied from a 28-14 deficit with 7:41 left in the third quarter. Bossier drove 65 yards in nine plays to get within seven.Decamerion Richardson capped the drive with a 4-yard run and Diego Lopez kickedthe extra point. The Bearkats put together an 85-yard drive in 10 plays to tie it with 10:37 left in the game. James Davis scored on a 3-yard run and Lopez again added theextra point. Makhi Tanner caught a 17-yard pass and Richardson had a 20-yardrun to key the drive.center_img After Loyola went up 14-7, Smith went 73 yards on a catch-and-runto tie it. Bossier never led but the game was tied at 7, 14 and 28. Beeson completed six of nine passes for 129 yards. Smith had three catches for 100. Lopez made all four of his PAT attempts. Bossier dropped to 5-2 overall and 0-2 in district. Loyolaimproved to 6-1 and 2-0. A few plays here and there are the difference betweenthe Bearkats being on top of the standings instead of at the bottom. Richardson led Bossier with 106 yards on 15 carries. Davis had 98on 10. In the first half, Davis scored on a 54-yard run early in thesecond quarter that tied the game at 7. The drive started at the Bossier 16 afterthe Bearkats stopped a fourth-down conversion attempt. After three straight games on the road, Bossier faces Mansfield (3-4, 0-1) Friday. The Wolverines lost to Green Oaks 32-8 Friday night Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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Web Professionals Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for 2018

first_imgThis week is Thanksgiving week in the United States. And that means this Thursday, we’ll focus on showing gratitude and being thankful for what we have.Family and friends will gather to reflect on the past year, share memories, and enjoy meals together.And while we’re all enjoying each others company, there’s another tradition that happens this week. The tradition of announcing Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping deals and discounts. I’m not sure why, but my inbox isn’t filled with as many announcements this year as in the past.Perhaps it’s because I unsubscribed from so many newsletters in the past year.But never fear, I’ve uncovered a slew of Black Friday and Cyber Monday roundups to share with my readers.This is my second year publishing a roundup of all the roundups; last year’s post was one of my most visited posts for the year.Black Friday and Cyber Monday DealsAs I did last year, I’m listing the deal roundups and not listing all the deals separately.Note: many deals are time limited, some start before Black Friday. Be sure to read their fine print.You ready to shop?2018 Black Friday + Cyber Monday Deals for Graphic & Web Designers from JUST Creative. Jacob Cass continues to impress me with his collection of excellent discounts and deals for graphic designers, web professionals, creatives, and freelancers.You’ll find discounts for online training courses, images, fonts, ebooks, web hosting, and more.Black Friday Deals RoundUp for Bloggers and Cyber Monday Deals Up to 75% Off from She Means Blogging includes all kinds of useful deals for web hosting, themes, training, domain name registration, writing tools, and lead generation.Best WordPress Deals for Black Friday & Cyber Monday – 2018 from The Maverick Spirit focuses on WordPress, web hosting, search engine optimization, and marketing tools.9 Best Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals for Designers and Developers: As they did last year, Design Bombs kept their roundup list short, with deals on hosting, themes, plugins, and icons.Sad they didn’t include reviews as they did last year. Still, I’m happy they highlighted the dates for the discounts so you don’t have to search.Best Black Friday deals for designers and artists 2018 from Digital Arts Online. I discovered their roundup for the first time last year. You’ll find discounts for Adobe Creative Cloud, tablets, laptops, sketchbooks, and art supplies.The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals 2018 from TechRadar. If you’re looking for smartphone, tablet, laptop, photography, apps, or other digital device deals, TechRadar’s collection of discounts is the first place you want to visit. Updated daily. (Personally, I’m checking out deals on a new birdwatching scope.)Best WordPress Deals for Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2018 from WPMayor. The staff at WPMayor published their Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal list on November 2, 2018 and have been updating it ever since.Find deals on WordPress-related products, including hosting, ecommerce, plugins, themes, and other related deals.Black Friday 2018 from The Verge. Similar to TechRadar, you’ll find on all kinds of deals on digital devices, TVs, speakers, and more.What I like about The Verge roundup: they highlight deals online and in-store. Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2018 WordPress Deals – Big Savings from WPBeginner. If you work with WordPress, you’ll find over 90 deals and discounts on themes, plugins, online services, tools, web hosting, and more. Phew! That’s it for my roundup of Black Friday/Cyber Monday roundups.Are you looking for a special discount or deal for Black Friday/Cyber Monday?Or do you know of other roundups to add? Share them in the comments.Photo by Jez Timms on UnsplashShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWeb Professionals Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for 2019While I’m looking forward to enjoying Thanksgiving turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce, and lots of other scrumptious goodies this week, I know many other people are looking forward to another tradition at this time of year. Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping deals and discounts. From design goodies to web…In “Technology”Web Professionals Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for 2017It’s the Monday before Thanksgiving and you know what that means in the United States. Well, besides people scurrying to the grocery store to gather all the makings for their Thanksgiving meal this week. Lots of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping discounts have been announced, with great deals on…In “Technology”My Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2017With the end of the year fast approaching, I took time this week to look back at my most popular posts of 2017. One of the goals for my blog is to publish posts that are helpful to you in your work and business, whether you’re: Designing and developing websites…In “Accessibility”last_img read more

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Stratford wrestling rolls to team title at D.C. Everest’s Fred Lehrke Evergreen Classic

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWESTON — Stratford had five individual champions and rolled to the team title Saturday at the 59th annual Fred Lehrke Evergreen Classic at D.C. Everest High School.Jake Drexler (106 pounds), Jeremy Schoenherr (113), A.J. Schoenfuss (120), Mason Kauffman (132), and Hunter Kauffman (220) were perfect at the tournament to win individual weight-class titles for the Tigers.Stratford finished with 369 points with D.C. Everest a distant second with 257 points. Auburndale was fifth among the nine teams.Paul Willfahrt (145) and Wyatt Weiler (170) won individual titles for Auburndale.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Fred Lehrke Evergreen ClassicTeam scores: 1. Stratford 369; 2. D.C. Everest 257; 3. Denmark 229; 4. Chetek-Weyerhaeuser/Prairie-Farm 221; 5. Auburndale 157; 6. Janesville Parker 155; 7. Rosholt 120; 8. Antigo 101; 9. Clintonville 69.Individual results106 pounds: 1. Jake Drexler (ST) 5-0; 2. Brett Perkins (JP) 4-1; 3. Brandon Licht (ANT) 3-2; 4. Hampton Kedrowicz (ROS) 2-3; 5. Matt Leick (AUB) 1-4; 6. Ben Cotherman (CL) 0-5.113: Championship: Jeremy Schoenherr (ST) def. Brock Bergelin (DEN) 3-1; Third place: Kyle VanGalder (DC) def. Dilan Dehlinger (ST) 4-0.120: 1. A.J. Schoenfuss (ST) 5-0; 2. Manning Denk (DC) 4-1; 3. Cole Cotherman (CL) 3-2; 4. Jared Shefchik (DEN) 2-3; 5. Seth Doering (ANT) 1-4; 6. Sam Gorton (JP) 0-5.126: Championship: Dylan Siener (JP) won by technical fall over Don Veverka (DC) 18-3; Third palce: Dylan Altmann (AUB) def. Jordan Becker (ST) 6-4.132: Championship: Mason Kauffman (ST) won major decision over Nolan White (D) 12-4; Seventh place: Bailey Fields (CL) def. Aaron Willfahrt (AUB) by forfeit.138: Championship: Bucky Nelson (CWPF) def. Mitch Veverka (DC) 6-0; Third place: David Marquardt (ST) def. Sam Wenzel (ST) by forfeit.145: 1. Paul Willfahrt (AUB) 4-0; 2. Nate White (DC) 3-1; 3. Mark Handrick (ST) 2-2; 4. Ryan Konkol (ROS) 1-3; 5. Lacey Jung (CL) 0-4.152: 1. Joe Ziolkowski (DC) 4-0; 2. Jonny Chamberlain (CWPF) 3-1; 3. Aaron Cole (ROS) 2-2; 4. Max Schmitz (DEN) 1-3; 5. Brandon Gogolla (JP) 0-4.160: 1. Bret Collin (DEN) 2-0; 2. Sam Newell (CWPF) 1-1; 3. Kellar Wolf (AUB) 0-2.170: Championship: Wyatt Weiler (AUB) def. Tony Kontney (ROS) 5-2; Third place: Jake VandenHeuvel (DEN) won by injury default over Taylor Krall (ST).182: Championship: Mitch Wozniak (CWPF) def. Kam Bornbach (ST) 4-3; Third place: Kurt Jankowski (AUB) pinned Matt VandenHeuvel (DEN) in 2:46; Seventh place: Trenton Niemczyk (CL) pinned Sam Hasenohrl (AUB) in 5:47.195: Championship: Logan Murdy (JP) pinned Aiden Hoffman (ST) in 3:30; Third place: Bryce Murray (ST) pinned D.J. Knutson (CWPF) in 1:55.220: 1. Hunter Kauffman (ST) 5-0; 2. Berkley Corvino (DC) 4-1; 3. Ronald Saldana (DEN) 3-2; 4. Lucas Wiza (ROS) 2-3; 5. Josafat Garcia-Morales (ANT) 1-4; 6. Jacob Hiber (CWPF) 0-5.285: 1. Cole LaLiberty (CWPF) 5-0; 2. Josh Frerk (DEN) 4-1; 3. Tyson Kauffman (ST) 3-2; 4. Josh Gabel (AUB) 2-3; 5. Devon Brisby (ANT) 1-4; 6. Chris Geurink (DC) 0-5.last_img read more

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US insurer expands in South Africa

first_img10 December 2010Risk management and insurance brokerage firm Aon South Africa, a subsidiary of US company Aon Corporation, has made an offer to acquire JSE-listed Glenrand MIB for approximately R523-million.The transaction will make Aon South Africa a leading risk broker the South African financial services market, as well as a leading global broker in Africa, with offices in 32 cities and towns throughout the continent.“The proposed acquisition will elevate Aon’s position in the local market and provide our clients with a global network and top talent while offering additional economies of scale in certain of our niche segments,” Aon sub-Saharan Africa CEO Anton Roux said in a statement this week.“Glenrand MIB’s strong presence in the South African market is a natural complement to Aon’s established Africa footprint.”Commitment to AfricaGlenrand MIB will add around 15 000 corporate and commercial clients to Aon – including many of the JSE’s blue-chip companies – as well as over 60 000 personal lines clients. Glenrand MIB’s existing operations in sub-Saharan Africa will strengthen Aon’s network, which together span 14 countries across the region.The combined entity will also increase the number of offices nationally to 17.“This acquisition brings together two premier organisations and reinforces Aon’s strong commitment to the African continent,” said Aon Risk Solutions CEO Steve McGill. “Combining the best talent between our two organizations enhances our ability to deliver world class solutions to our clients.”Access to global expertiseIf the acquisition is approved, Glenrand MIB’s clients will have immediate access to Aon’s global network spanning more than 500 offices in 120 countries across all business lines, including access to Aon’s global broking centres in London, Singapore and Bermuda and its reinsurance markets via reinsurance intermediary Aon Benfield.Meanwhile, Aon Hewitt will provide the full suite of human capital consulting and outsourcing services.In terms of the black economic empowerment (BEE) structure of the new entity, Aon envisages that at least 25% of the new shareholding will lie with BEE shareholders.Glenrand MIB shareholders are expected to vote on the acquisition in due course and once all approvals are obtained, Glenrand MIB will delist from the JSE.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Metro of the Month: Atlanta

first_imgThe Atlanta region has quickly built a reputation as a hub for the tech sector, and that industry is among the leaders for economic growth at the moment, along with biosciences and advanced manufacturing.Some recent wins for the city include an expansion by health care services company Kaiser Permanente, which is building a new IT center in Atlanta that will create 900 jobs by 2019, as well as Mercedes-Benz USA’s decision to relocate its headquarters to suburban Atlanta. Mercedes will use temporary offices while a new facility is built in Sandy Springs that will house 950 jobs by early 2018.The recent economic growth has also heightened the need for skilled workers in the Atlanta area. A regional collaborative, Metro Atlanta eXchange for Workforce Solutions (MAX), is trying to address that demand. In a recent poll of workforce development agencies conducted by MAX, 38 percent of respondents cited “lack of skills” as the most critical challenge facing job seekers in metro Atlanta.The third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 headquarters is in the Atlanta metro area, a 28-county region in northwestern Georgia. Among the high-profile businesses based locally are The Home Depot, UPS and Coca-Cola.To learn more about Atlanta and other metro economies, please go to:SHRM Metro Economic Outlookslast_img read more

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AOL Acquires Team Lead by Google Reader Creators

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Thing Labs, the company behind social media stream reader Brizzly, has been acquired by AOL, multiple sources have now confirmed. The startup is led by Jason Shellen, who managed the creation of the category-killing Google Reader years ago, and Ben Darnell, who was a key engineer in creating Reader.It was just one of three major acquisitions by AOL announced today, including video site 5 Mins and of course market-leading tech blog TechCrunch. AOL has long been the home of some of the most popular social products (AIM) and destinations (Engadget) online. The addition of the expert stream team from Thing Labs is a bold move that will help the big media company compete in the era of Facebook and the News Feed.Shellen, who was also key in building Blogger.com, is a well-liked man of many experiments. His primary product Brizzly is like a web-based Twitter client that includes streams of friend updates from Facebook and, as of last night, Foursquare. It probably most directly competes with Seesmic.Team Brizzly will be put to work on AOL’s social stream reading product, Lifestream. That product has been widely praised from a technical level, but has failed to gain substantial market traction, with a reported 5 million users throughout the last year.The Tragedy of the FeedsThat’s less than 1% as many people as Facebook sees every month, but the Facebook Newsfeed has changed the way millions of people now experience the internet. When Shellen and Darnell lead the creation of Google Reader long ago (it will turn 5 years old next month) the team must have hoped that the power of RSS feeds would transform the lives of everyday people as it had begun to for super-early-adopters using other feed readers like NetNewsWire (Mac, born 2002) and FeedDemon (Windows).Other RSS readers proliferated, then the market consolidated and then it collapsed. Google Reader was left as the primary RSS reader standing, all other major products synced to it, and only so many people used it anyway. A relatively accessible technology offered the world on a platter, only the freshest updates from sites and searches around the web, delivered into one handy centralized place: and the users said “meh.” As a journalist who lives and breathes RSS through a variety of different products, the fate of the grown-up feed reader market breaks my heart. marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… A relatively accessible technology offered the world on a platter, only the freshest updates from sites and searches around the web, delivered into one handy centralized place: and the users said “meh.” As a journalist who lives and breathes RSS through a variety of different products, the fate of the grown-up feed reader market breaks my heart.None the less, many people began reading syndicated news update subscriptions instead through Twitter and in some cases, Facebook. Where three tiny letters (Really Simple Syndication) apparently scared hundreds of millions of people away from the power of feed reading, the simpler social interfaces welcomed them with open arms. Shellen and Darnell began working on products to fit this new era of feed or stream reading at Thing Labs. There’s something about the Brizzly product, in the context of RSS’s giant flop, that feels condescending. It says: dear world, you were too dumb to handle a slightly different interface and a lot of messages that made you feel like you had unread emails – how about we give you a cuddly cartoon bear instead? Maybe I’m just bitter, though. I continue to build incredible value out of feeds, but I’d be able to enjoy far more value if the rest of the world understood their beauty.Now the men behind the only lasting product from Feed Era Stage 1 will be brought in-house at AOL to try and help that company challenge Facebook, so dominant already in the early (social) Feed Era Stage 2.The acquisition was long rumored but first reported today by marketing blogger Louis Gray, then confirmed definitively by industry news blog Paid Content. See also coverage from the now-AOL network blog TechCrunch, which apparently first reported on the rumors. The official release from AOL is here.last_img read more

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Indian Government to Launch Education Social Network

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The urban/rural digital divide in India is severe, but efforts to change that are underway. (The national literacy rate is 63% and only 3% of homes own personal computers.) Yahoo India, for example, announced a nation-wide program in June to educate rural young people about how to use email, search and other parts of the Internet. Another government program was launched in 2009 and used downloadable educational materials to increase literacy among women. In April, the Indian national government passed a law recognizing the United Nations declaration that education is a universal human right. Only Belgium and Holland have joined India in doing so. Unfortunately, the Indian government is also apt to pass laws permitting censorship of online communications.There’s a legacy of struggle to capture the benefits of the Internet for educational purposes in India, just as there is everywhere. Ten years ago, Pramod Khera wrote the following in a column in India Today (via educator Stephen Downes):“E-learning today is facing the same dilemma and acceptance problems that other Net applications are encountering. The Net has grown at an incredible speed in the past decade mainly because of unreasonably high expectations created by Internet and dotcom enthusiasts and protagonists. In their eagerness, they created applications without really analysing and understanding the fundamentals of these applications. They did a good job of populating the Web with enormous content and faulty applications. As a result, customers experienced serious shortcomings, lacunae and inefficiencies in their (applications’) delivery. The story of e-learning is no different.”Those same words could have been written about online education anywhere, ten years ago, if not today. It will be very interesting to see what the government of Rajasthan launches next month. marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#E-Learning#international#web Can a government build an effective Facebook for education?The government of Rajasthan, one of the largest states in India, is building out extensive infrastructure for Information and Communication Technology resources and training, with the collaboration of multiple international agencies including the World Economic Forum. Next month, the state’s information technology department plans on launching its own education social network: like Facebook, for learning. According to coverage in The Economic Times of India and elsewhere, the site will include all the standard features of social networking (photos, games) but will be focused primarily on educational collaboration and will include topic experts jumping in to answer questions raised by users. 65 percent of today’s grade-school kids may end up doing work that hasn’t been invented yet, says Cathy N. Davidson, co-director of the HASTAC/John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition. From Virginia Heffernan’s NYT Editorial this weekend, Education Needs a Digital-Age UpgradeThe Indian tech economy has a long history of leadership in e-learning, and so building an official social network to augment other educational efforts sounds like a smart next step to explore. Many have tried before; let’s see what the government can do. Given the massive adoption of mobile devices in India (second most data consumption in the world), it will be interesting to see what kind of mobile component the effort will have.Can a state-built social network prove compelling to young users? That will probably be easier said than done, but it sounds like there are enough resources behind the project to expect meaningful investment in research and design. The responsible department’s own website doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence, though. Pluggd.in, a leading blog about technology startups in India, calls both the country’s school management software and its education system in general “archaic.” Right: From the Education for Education rural computer literacy project, Rukmini Banerji:“…in the center of the room we could see two laptops. Four young people sat with the computers – two to one computer – with the computer instructor right next to them. She was young – not more than 20 or 22. Her students were also probably the same age. They were learning how to make PowerPoint presentations. I sat quietly behind this group for a long time. The instructor spoke and the students did what she said. It was the best lesson on making PowerPoint presentations that I had ever witnessed. Apart from a quick welcome, neither the students nor the instructor paid any attention to me. They concentrated on the work they were doing. I later learned that the electricity supply in the village is unreliable, so while there is electricity, they don’t waste time and they maximize what they can do on the laptops.” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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New Jersey Governor Announces Plans for Tax Incentive Overhaul

first_imgNew Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has announced plans for his proposed reform to the state’s corporate income tax incentives programs. (TAXDAY, 2019/01/17, S.10) The plan includes a package of five new programs designed to reform and update the state’s tax incentives.NJ ForwardNJ Forward is a jobs-based incentives program to replace the Grow NJ program. Companies are eligible if they:– create new jobs in a high-growth industry;– create or retaine jobs in an Opportunity Zone-eligible tract;– are a U.S. business relocating or creating its Northeast headquarters;– are a foreign business creating a U.S. headquarters; or– are a major retention project.Awards will be capped at $200 million annually, allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and will last for five years.NJ AspireNJ Aspire, proposed as a replacement for the Economic and Redevelopment Growth (ERG) Program, is a gap-based financing tool awarded twice annually to support real estate goals in the new economy. The awards would be capped at $100 million annually. Projects will be assessed based on:– cost;– community benefit;– advancement of regional planning; and– workforce and apprenticeship programs.Brownfields RedevelopmentThe credit is designed to promote remediation projects in addition to increasing job creation and economic development. The credit will be capped at $20 million per year and equal 40% of rehabilitation costs, with a $4 million project cap.Historic PreservationThe Historic Preservation Tax Credit would be a new credit to support place-based economic development. It is limited to revenue generating projects and capped at $20 million annually, with a $4 million project cap. Two competitive application periods would run each year for recipients with proven financing gaps, and projects will receive bonuses for including affordable housing or collaborative workspaces on-site.NJ Innovation Evergreen FundThe proposed program would raise funds through the auctioning of state tax credits, and leveraging partnerships with New Jersey and private venture capital funds to co-invest in startups. The investments would focus on the areas of:– life sciences;– financial technology;– digital media; and– cybersecurity sectors.As companies are acquired or IPOs occur, proceeds would flow back to the fund. In the event of significant returns, some funding would flow back to the General Fund.Press Release, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, January 16, 2019Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

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