Telecoms providers under investigation

first_img Share BusinessNewsRegional Telecoms providers under investigation by: – April 25, 2011 Share 53 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, April 25, 2011 – Concerns about the quality of service from telecommunications providers in St. Kitts and Nevis have prompted the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) to launch an investigation into the quality of service provided to consumers.“Consistent with its obligations under the Telecommunications Act and the relevant Regulations, – the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission has launched an investigation into the quality of service standards being offered to customers by Telecommunications Providers in St. Kitts and Nevis,” the NTRC said.To get to the bottom of the concerns, the Commission has called on the general public to submit their experiences.The NTRC said that submissions should be accompanied with “specific and relevant details, including what actions if necessary, were taken by the customer and what responses, if any were provided by the telecommunications providers.”Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

Cop, man injured in road crash

first_imgThey were rushed to two differenthospitals for medical treatment. ILOILO City – The motorcycles they wereriding crashed against each other in Barangay Agkilo, Panit-an, Capiz. The crash happened around 6:10 p.m. onApril 19. Duno was driving the motorcycle that bumped into another motorcycledriven by De Jose. Patrolman Jayson De Joseof Barangay Banggaan, Panit-an and 47-year-old Arnold Duno ofBarangay Tabuc Norte, Panit-an sustained body injuries. Duno and De Jose were now recuperating./PNlast_img read more

AquaTrojans Winning Ways Continue

first_imgThe AquaTrojans will have their 2nd road meet on Thursday Sept 5 as they travel South to visit the Squires from South Dearborn.   Go AquaTrojans!!! The AquaTrojans won 3 of 4 relays.   Individual Winners include:Bree Cleary 1 meter divingLogan Burbrink 1 meter divingRiley Reany 200 Freestyle, 50 BackstrokeKyle Goodwin 200 Freestyle, 50 ButterflyHenry Strotman 100 IM, 100 FreestyleAubree Popen 50 Freestyle, 50 ButterflyBrayden Burbrink 50 FreestyleReagan Reany 400 FreestyleAndrew Strotman 400 FreestyleIssac Quick 50 Backstroke Elle Jankovsky 50 BreaststrokeAyden Ketchem 50 Breaststroke The AquaTrojans of Sunman-Dearborn traveled South to visit South Dearborn Middle School on Thursday night.  It was tightly contested all night but the Trojans pulled away late in the meet.  Trojan girls won 97 – 59 and the Boys won 93 – 63.  Individual winners include: The SDMS AquaTrojans grab their first wins of the season as they traveled to Greendale to face the Bengals.  SDMS Girls won 122-50 while the boys won 140-5. SDMS won all 4 relays against Greendale.   SDMS is home on Tuesday to take on the Red Devils of Richmond.  Come out and support the AquaTrojans!!! Reagan Reany – 200 Freestyle, 100 FreestyleRiley Shumate – 50 FreestyleAdam Stephenson – 50 FreestyleHenry Strotman – 50 ButterflyAyden Ketchem – 100 FreestyleMadison Goodwin – 100 BackstrokeElle Jankovsky – 100 Breaststroke Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

Adebayor Joins Paraguay Club Olimpia Asuncion

first_imgAside from Turkey and England, the forward has also played in France and for Spanish giants Real Madrid.Named the 2007 BBC African Footballer of the Year and the CAF African Player of the Year the following year, Adebayor’s only silverware at club level was the 2011 Spanish Copa del Rey he won with Real Madrid.Despite his on-off relationship with the football authorities in Togo, he remains his country’s all-time top scorer with 32 goals and played for them at their only World Cup appearance in 2006.He has played for the Sparrow Hawks in four Africa Cup of Nations in 2002, 2006, 2013 and 2017.Adebayor’s last appearance for Togo was in a 2-1 away defeat to neighbours Benin in March 2019 in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor has signed for Paraguay club Olimpia Asuncion.The 35-year-old former Arsenal striker was a free agent having ended a brief spell with Turkish side Kayserispor in December for personal reasons.Adebayor will be reunited with ex-Manchester City team-mate and current Olimpia captain Roque Santa Cruz.last_img read more

Waite goes for 500th win in home tournament

first_imgWith a win in this weekend’s InnTowner Invitational, UW volleyball head coach Pete Waite will celebrate his 500th career win.“The plan was to get it last weekend and not wait until this weekend, but this is how it laid out,” Waite said in his press conference Monday. “You know, it will be great, especially to be here in front of the fans. And so many of the fans, especially for me, this is my 10th season. So, for nine years a lot of those wins are right here, almost half of my career. So, that’s special for me because of how many people come out to watch the games, both the students and the people in the community.”Waite got his first major coaching job at Northern Illinois University, where he became the most successful coach in school history with a 266-102 record over 11 years. Under Waite, the Huskies won eight regular-season conference titles and six conference tournaments. He was also named conference coach of the year three times.After his successful run at NIU, Waite became head coach of the Badgers in 1999. Since then, the Madison-area native has led Wisconsin to an impressive 228-67 record and two Big Ten titles. He also led the volleyball team to a second place finish in the NCAA Tournament in 2000.However, Waite does not see it as a milestone. Instead, he continues to look toward the future and the potential of his current team.“It’s just another number for me, actually,” Waite said. “It just makes me remember and think about the people who have helped — the staff and the assistant coaches over the years. The tough times, the times you battle for some of those wins, the times you squeak some out that you might have taken losses on. In general, I hope there’s many more to come in the future, but it’s just a number, really.”Loss of core players contributes to first loss of the seasonAt the UNLV Invitational last weekend, the Badgers experienced their first loss of the season to Miami (Ohio), 3-1. Throughout the game, Wisconsin was held to just a .141 hitting percentage while the Red Hawks had three players with double-digit kills.Waite said the team lost because of a disconnect between the team and their game plan. Although the team has experience, Waite said, they are missing the core players who graduated last season who controlled the ball most of the time.“We played Miami of Ohio, who is a really solid MAC team,” Waite said. “Unfortunately we took a loss there, and it’s something that’s going to help us become better because we found some things we need to work on.”Their loss in the tournament caused the Badgers to drop four spots in the AVCA Poll to No. 14. Although they lost against the Red Hawks, the Badgers were able to rebound that afternoon by sweeping Cal State Fullerton. Freshman towers over restWith the addition of freshman middle blocker Elle Ohlander, the Badgers not only get an excellent player, but they build on an already tall lineup. Ohlander is listed as 6-foot-6-inches and has already contributed both skill and personality to the team. “She’s hilarious out there,” Waite said. “She just cracks us up. She will make a play, make a great score and she will turn around and make some sort of cheer that’s just a riot. She came after serving a play ball on defense, and I think it went in front of her. She did the splits and just looked like a giraffe going down on the ground. I mean she is tall.”So far, Ohlander has become a major contributor to the offense. She is averaging just over 1.5 kills per game and is constantly a threat on the block along with 6-foot-3-inch outside hitter Katherine Dykstra.last_img read more

USC Security Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Thursday, Feb. 19, and Friday, Feb. 20. Crimes against a personat 12:12 p.M. on Feb. 19, a female student reported that an unknown male subject grabbed her arm while walking on a public street around Exposition Boulevard and Normandie Avenue. The female broke loose and fled to safety.Crimes against propertyat 8:40 a.m. on Feb. 19, a student reported his bicycle missing at Troy 4:06 P.m. on Feb. 19, an unknown suspect entered a patient’s room and removed currency from a purse at Keck Hospital at 4:08 P.m. on Feb. 19, a female student reported the loss of her jewelry on Jan. 19 near Waite Phillips Hall of 4:15 p.m. on Feb. 19, a DPS license plate recognition system detected a stolen vehicle around 36th Place and Vermont Avenue With the assistance of LAPD, the driver was detained and 5:27 P.m. on Feb. 19, an unknown suspect entered a room without permission and removed a PlayStation at Lorenzo 7:27 p.m. on Feb. 19, an unknown suspect removed a male student’s wallet from a table top without permission at Dockweiler Post 3:52 a.m. on Feb. 20, an unknown suspect removed a battery from a student’s vehicle around 38th Street and Flower Street.Miscellaneous incidentsat 8:55 a.m. on Feb. 19, an outpatient fainted and was rushed to urgent care at Healthcare Center 2.last_img read more

Trojans’ defense suffering from injuries

first_imgUSC held its last practice of the week Wednesday morning to prepare for its Friday game against Colorado in Boulder, Colo. The team, however, has come across a small issue: It might have two new defensive starters in the secondary.Question mark · Junior safety Jawanza Starling did not practice Wednesday and is uncertain if he will play at Colorado on Friday. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanWith junior safety T.J. McDonald suspended for the first half of the game and junior Jawanza Starling not practicing because of injury, the Trojans could be without both of their starting safeties.“[Having two new safeties] could be the case,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said, “with Jawanza not practicing today and obviously the [Pac-12] deciding T.J. can’t play.”Kiffin expects two older players will get the starting safety nods Friday: senior Marshall Jones and junior Drew McAllister.“They’re good stories when guys that have played a bunch before get another shot,” Kiffin said. “A year ago when [senior linebacker] Chris Galippo came in at a backup role and played better, so hopefully, that will be one of those cases.”Not only is Starling in jeopardy of not playing Friday, redshirt freshman Dion Bailey, a starting linebacker, was limited in practice after sustaining a concussion against Stanford last Saturday.—Though he has not missed any games this season, sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods has not been fully healthy this year.“For whatever reason, that ankle just won’t get right,” Kiffin said, regarding Woods’ status. “Some days it’s really bad, some days it just hampers him a little bit. Unfortunately, he can’t get back.”Statistically, Woods had a decent outing against the Cardinal last Saturday, catching nine balls for 89 yards and one touchdown. But Woods uncharacteristically dropped a couple passes, particularly one that would have led to a USC touchdown.“We take it for granted how rare [a Woods’ dropped pass] is,” Kiffin said. “As good as he is, if you miss that much practice, you’re just going to be a little bit out of rhythm.”—Kiffin named junior Curtis McNeal the starting tailback for this Friday.“Curtis will start regardless [of Marc Tyler’s health],” Kiffin stated. “But I do hope that Marc plays and as of right now, he’s scheduled to go on the trip, and we’ll continue to test him starting with tomorrow morning again.”Kiffin also praised his current starter.“You want to see guys improve all the time, and he’s really improved in the run game and pass protection,” Kiffin said. “Early on in the year, our fear was pass protection, picking everything up and all the different rules, and he’s really done a great job with that, being a smaller guy.”—Kiffin revealed that redshirt freshman quarterback Jesse Scroggins received more reps and would be able to play in particular situations.“There are some scenarios where Jesse would go in,” Kiffin said. “So that’s why we gave him some more practice this week, now that he’s fully healthy.”Besides Starling and Tyler, freshman tailback George Farmer did not practice and senior tight end Rhett Ellison was very limited. Kiffin did not give any timetable for Farmer’s return.last_img read more

Trinidad and Tobago to restructure state owned oil company

first_imgThe Trinidad and Tobago government has announced a new board of directors for the state-owned oil company, PETROTRIN. The government also announced the company is cash-strapped company and is to be restructured.Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, told reporters the company is saddled with a debt estimated at US$850 million due to be repaid in 2019. He said the company is unable to pay this debt. New board to be installed Rowley said his Cabinet has taken the decision to install a new board with a mandate to make the company sustainable, and profitable. It was also decided to restructure the company in the best interest of the nation, taking into account all the competing interests and challenges.The nine- member board will be chaired by businessman Wilfred Espinet. Rowley the board had been “carefully selected”, with a mix of private and public sectors officials experienced in their various business endeavors, including working within PETROTRIN.“We are hoping that within a period of two to three years we can turn around the arrangements at PETROTRIN so the company can get out of, or at least be on a path towards making a contribution of its promise,” Rowley said.A committee had been established to look into the company’s affairs and a report has since been submitted to the Cabinet. Huge debt The Prime Minister said the “huge debts” which the PETROTRIN has incurred cannot now be discharged by the government. The company has been suffering numerous challenges as its oil production has been falling considerably.The Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU), which has been calling on the government to restructure PETRIOTRIN but not to divest the company, said it would issue a response to Rowley’s announcement on Monday.center_img Restructuring process“On Wednesday, a decision was taken to begin the process of restructuring PETROTRIN by converting PETROTRIN in the shortest possible time to a company that not only conducts a stable business but conducts business as profitably, and contribute profits to other benefits of national improvement,” said Rowley.last_img read more

Industry should expect ‘No Rationale’ in quid pro quo tax game

first_img StumbleUpon Share Submit Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Related Articles David CliftonAmid the hopes and expectations of the industry’s future, deliberated at the Betting on Sports 2018 conference, was the hard reality of the ‘UK Tax Hike’ on online gambling services awaiting industry leaders.“Its seems a long distance now, the days of Tessa Jowell, the former Minister of Culture, Media & Sports under Tony Blair, stating that the UK would lead the world in terms of gambling, through light-touch regulations”, opens David Clifton of Clifton Davies Consultancy, moderating the tax panel at the CasinoBeats Summit.Put simply, the industry anticipates a ‘quid pro quo situation’, following the pending reduction of FOBTs stakes, cut from £100 to £2.Reaffirming pessimists,  Tracey Crouch, the minister overseeing gambling has underlined that an increase in online taxes is needed ‘in order to secure government finances, and to protect the funding of vital public services’.Clive Hawkswood – RGAAsked if the ‘battle has been lost already?’, Clive Hawkswood Chief Executive of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) states “There is really no time for a grieving process, anyone who deals with the government recognises that fairness does not come into play… you might as well shout at the moon”.Leading the RGA’s trade body, Hawkswood has put into plan open dialogues with the Treasury, seeking to ‘mitigate the certain reality of a UK online gambling tax hike’.“In our communications with Treasury officials and ministers, we are focused on implementation times and securing an exact tax rate. We are engaged with Ernest & Young to run analysis on the matter, looking to find out what’s the gap left by FOBTs”.“In terms of rates, the big fear is that the Treasury implements a 25% tax hike, let’s remember that they do like their round numbers” Hawkswood details.Steven Effingham – Ernest & YoungSeeking to quell industry nerves, Steven Effingham, Director of Tax Policy at Ernest & Young points to the government division caused by the stringent FOBTs cut.“To me, the interesting aspect of this whole debate is that it’s pretty clear that the Treasury did not want to do the stake cut. Even in the public coverage, the Chancellor (Philip Hammond), openly tried to delay the announcement, seeking to halt DCMS bandwagon,” Effingham detailsWhilst treasury officials may have some sympathy towards the online gambling sector, Effingham notes that the department will simply be looking to ‘fill its hole of several hundreds of £ millions, gifted by DCMS’.Working with the RGA, Effingham states that industry leadership has to showcase its ‘operating complexities’ to avoid the scenario of the treasury ‘simply turning off the FOBTs tap, and turning up the RGD tap’.Nevertheless, Effingham makes the salient point that online gambling leadership will have to learn to ‘reframe the debate’, amid changing public and political perception on corporate taxation policies.“Whilst there is a consultation, the industry needs to reframe the debate because this will not be a one-off. If you now look at tax more generally, you are starting to hear in the public domain, ministers openly talking about raising taxes, that’s not happened in a long time”.Industry analyst James Myles of ETA Delta outlines the all-around dire consequences of an RGD tax hike even hitting a 20% mark.James Myles – ETA DeltaThough at 20% the UK will have a lower tax rate than a number of European jurisdictions such as France, Myles worries that a ‘hike without rationale’ would have closed the UK market to smaller independent incumbents.“There doesn’t seem to be any reason for industry incumbents to spend a third more money on duty. This tax rise, driven off the back of FOBTs, marks the government’s incompetence to have made its decision without recognising the huge amount of money it will lose” Myles tells the CasinoBeats Summit audience.Myles understands that ministers warrant no rationale when taxing industries, however, he outlines that an RGD hike would represent the third online gambling tax constraint imposed by the government since 2014 (RGD & Free Play tax), without a visible justification.“We are not seeing any increases in problem gambling rates. For online operators, there is already a huge amount of regulation, of which a lot is dressed up as ‘raising the standards’.“This circus is coming to town from one thing to the next…and at one point something has to give” Myles concludes.The UK Tax Hike panel closes The CasinoBeats Summit Day1 morning for a lunch break, facing these prominent threats it’s now doubtful that a free meal will cheer up industry incumbents.last_img read more

Eddie Ansah: “We’ve got the formula to beat Kotoko”

first_imgStopgap Hearts of Oak coach, Edward Ansah says theyknow what to do to hand Kotoko a third defeat this season.The Phobians beat their bitterest rivals 1-0 awayin the first round of the FCPPL in Kumasi and handed them a recent one to winthe President’s Cup on July 1.Both sides have had an indifferent campaign thisseason as they keep swapping positions at the bottom half of the log with theirunimpressive performances. Kotoko who are current league holders are 11thon the log after 24 matches while the Phobians languish in the relegation zonethree points less their rivals.But coach Eddie Ansah, a former goalkeeper, knowssuch clashes just too well. He previously featured for the porcupine warriorsin his hay days where history tells of his failure to win games against Heartsafter initial stints with the Phobians.He also picked three goals from his netwhen he featured for Hearts against Kotoko at the Accra Stadium in1980.He says: “Sunday’s game is a rivalry game.Hearts-Kotoko games are always tough matches. Form does not guide anyone but we believe we have the trump card over Kotoko. We have a whole week to prepare forthe game.” Sunday’s match day 25 clash is the 97th league encounter between Hearts and Kotoko. Hearts have won 33 times as against Kotoko’s 31 wins. 32 drawn games have been recorded.–CLICK TO READ: ANALYSIS: 8 players to watch in Sunday’s Hearts v Kotoko tieCLICK TO READ: Best 5 moments of last Hearts v Kotoko games in AccraCLICK TO READ: Ahmed Toure wants total Kotoko focus   CLICK TO READ: Ali Maradona lashes out at ‘inconsistent’ GFA DC  –Look out more #JoySports team buildup to Sunday’s big game. Analysis, news, and features on radio, TV, and online.last_img read more