Ontario budget set for March 25

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Budget,  DebtCompanies Ontario Securities Commission Finance Department reports preliminary deficit of $314B for last fiscal year Facebook LinkedIn Twitter “In our 2020 budget, we will continue on our path to balance the books by 2023-24,” said Phillips.In its pre-budget submission, the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) endorsed the goal of balancing the budget over the next several years, saying it would “bolster business and investor confidence.”“We’re restoring balance to the province’s books within a reasonable timeframe, so we can continue making smart investments in frontline services like health care and education, while leaving more money in people’s pockets,” Phillips said.The IIAC’s wish list for the upcoming budget also included a tax break to encourage investing in small and medium-sized businesses; a framework to enable more public-private infrastructure investment; and reforms to securities regulation, such as allowing the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) to issue blanket orders.It also recommended working with other federal and provincial/territorial governments to harmonize standards for collecting beneficial ownership information, and creating a central registry to house that information.Other areas that could get some attention in the budget include measures to regulate industry titles (such as financial planner and advisor), and the OSC’s recommendations for reducing regulatory burdens, some of which require legislative action. The government of Ontario will be handing down its next provincial budget on March 25.Finance Minister Rod Phillips said the budget will focus on reducing, and eventually eliminating, the deficit, which is forecast at $9 billion for the current fiscal year. Consumer debt driven by new mortgages, but credit card debt at six-year low James Langton Liberals extend Covid-19 aid with election top of mind Related news Queen's Park, Ontario legislature, exterior warasit/123RFlast_img read more

Maintenance worker assaulted at Palisades Park

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeMaintenance worker assaulted at Palisades Park Jul. 07, 2016 at 6:13 amCrimeMaintenance worker assaulted at Palisades Parkeditor5 years agoassaultbatterybrandon griffinBrandon Jamel Griffincity of santa monicaCrime Watchhomelesshomeless crimehomelessnessmaintenancepalisades parkSanta Monicasanta monica californiaSanta Monica Crime On June 29 at about 7:30 a.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to a radio call for service at the 1500 block of Palisades Park regarding an assault and battery that had just occurred.The victim, a City of Santa Monica maintenance worker, was confronted by the suspect. The suspect was confrontational and challenged the victim to fight.The suspect yelled profanities and insults towards the victim. The suspect attempted to punch the victim multiple times and spat at the victim. The suspect had threatened the victim on three previous occasions.Officers located the suspect in the 1500 block of Alley 1. The victim was desirous of prosecution. The suspect was taken into custody.Brandon Jamel Griffin, 23, homeless, was arrested for stalking, assault, a court order violation and probation violation. Bail was set at $150,000.Note: Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Tags :assaultbatterybrandon griffinBrandon Jamel Griffincity of santa monicaCrime Watchhomelesshomeless crimehomelessnessmaintenancepalisades parkSanta Monicasanta monica californiaSanta Monica Crimeshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentA summer potpourri of arts and entertainmentJordan Mathews chooses Gonzaga for final college seasonYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBoardwalk business recovery hamstrung by homelessness crisisClara Harter2 days agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author3 days agoFeaturedNewsWoman Arrested With Knife At Buscaino ‘Plan for Safer Los Angeles’ Press ConferenceGuest Author3 days agoCrimeFeaturedKnife-wielding woman arrested during L.A. Councilman’s speechGuest Author4 days agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author7 days agoCrimeFeaturedHomeless man loses an eye to BB gun assaultGuest Author1 week agolast_img read more

Sprint, LG aim for US 5G smartphone first

first_img Previous ArticleTwitter Lite breaks new groundNext ArticleVerizon turns to Apple, Google for 5G video AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 AUG 2018 Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities US operator Sprint is working with device vendor LG Electronics on what it claimed will be the first true 5G smartphone to hit the country.The pair offered scant details about the device’s specifications and release timing. However, Sprint director of product development John Tudhope told Mobile World Live the LG phone will come with 5G capabilities built in, setting it apart from early competitors such as Motorola’s Z3 phone with its clip-on 5G attachment.Yasser Nafei, SVP of strategy and product management for LG Electronics, added the goal is to deliver a premium-tier 5G device with enhanced speed, memory, camera and battery life features in a form factor already familiar to consumers.The phone will focus on delivering 5G service via Sprint’s 2.5GHz spectrum, but will also include advanced 4G capabilities to avoid a dramatic drop off in performance outside 5G coverage zones. Tudhope confirmed support for T-Mobile US roaming bands will also be included, but dodged a question about whether it will support mmWave spectrum Sprint’s proposed merger partner is planning to use for its own 5G deployments.The race is onDetails of the move comes as competition among handset vendors heats up ahead of global 5G service launches expected later this year and in early 2019.The release of the LG phone will be timed to sync up with Sprint’s rollout of 5G service in nine cities in the first half of next year. Tudhope said Sprint will heavily target marketing for the device in those early 5G cities, including: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.While the phone will initially be tooled specifically for Sprint’s network, Tudhope noted it will be up to LG to determine later whether there are opportunities to expand distribution with other operator partners.In addition to Motorola, LG will likely be squaring off for the 5G crown with other major device vendors including Samsung.At the recent Galaxy Note 9 launch, ZDNet reported Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh said the company is working with South Korean mobile operators on a 5G phone ahead of expected service launches there in March 2019. It is unclear whether the device will also support 5G deployments in international markets. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Related Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelonacenter_img Home Sprint, LG aim for US 5G smartphone first Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more 5GLG ElectronicsSprint Diana Goovaerts Asia Tags last_img read more

Tale of Two Cities: Some NY EMS Sleep in Cars, Chicago Offers Hotel Rooms

first_img Related: Complete COVID-19 Coverage from JEMS “They’re sleeping in their cars,” Oren Barzilay, president of FDNY-EMS Local 2507, told ABC News on Tuesday. “We have dozens and dozens and dozens of members who are sleeping in their cars. They rather stay here, sleep in the car, wash up and go do it again.” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Tuesday the city will provide nearly 300 hotel rooms for the city’s paramedics, firefighters and police officers, the Chicago Tribune reports. John Rugen, a 16-year veteran, described the situation forEMS workers as “madness.” Brazilay said more than 500 members were showing signs andsymptoms of COVID-19 on Tuesday. More than 50 had tested positive for thevirus. Concern is running so high in New York City that some FDNY EMSmembers are reportedly sleeping in their cars to avoid infecting their familieswith coronavirus. “These rooms aren’t for first responders who are themselvessick,” Lightfoot said, speaking at a graduation ceremony for new paramedics.“We have hospitals for that. However, the reality is that they are coming incontact with the virus everyday and working long, hard hours. And some of themmay prefer to stay downtown rather than going home to their spouse, kids orfriends.”last_img read more

£45bn schools PFI ignores green agenda

first_imgA report from the education and skills select committee, headed by Labour MP Barry Sheerman, will criticise the programme for missing the opportunity to promote sustainable building methods.Liberal Democrat committee member Paul Holmes said it was ‘pretty stupid’ that ministers had failed to put sustainability at the heart of the biggest public-sector building project since the 1960s.In a recent meeting with the Sustainable Development Commission, competing contractors said they were keen to build schools with better Green credentials, but feared the costs could mean they would lose out to rivals in the bidding process.last_img

September 1st World Kickboxing Title Fight Details Revealed

first_imgSheppard takes on Gallegos for the World K1 Atomweight title that night in a fight that is sure to have the crowd on their feet from the Bell. Both fighters have an out and out style so this one could be a classic. Details of the fight card for Whitney Sheppard’s World Title fight with the German Evelyn Gallegos in the Clayton Hotel on Saturday September 1st have been revealed with a total of fifteen fights confirmed for the evening with the first fight at 7pm. There will also be two International Ireland V France K-1 fights with Cian Mc Cormack from Kinvara taking on the European Thai Boxing Champion Marvin Bonnemains who’s currently in Thailand training for the fight.Thomas Scarry from Moylough will also lock horns with another tough Frenchman in Tony Fauconair who’s flying in from Bordeaux in a 90kg K-1 battle.The card will also feature five Irish Title Fights on the night with Sean Ryan from the Neale taking on Justin Cannon from Dublin at -60Kg International Rules, Corey O’Malley from Ballybrit takes on Adam Nally from Athlone at -60Kg Full Contact, Alex Fitzpatrick from Tuam takes on Evan McCann from Dublin at -69.5 International Rules and we have two more Irish Title fights featuring Ciaran Healy from Meath against Shane Lawless from Athlone for a K-1 Title and Tipperary’s Chloe Quinn who faces Kerrie Doyle from Carlow in Full Contact.Seven more undercard fights will warm the fight fans up so it should be a cracking night in the Clayton. The Fight Card For The Clash At The Clayton Headlined By Whitney Sheppard’s Challenge For The IKF Aorld Atomweight Title. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

The Curragh – Day Two Preview

first_imgIt’s day two of the Curragh’s Derby weekend with the first race off at 3.15pm and two group races. The Group 2 Comer Group International Curragh Cup at 3.45pm and the Group One Pretty Polly Stakes at 5.25pm. George McDonagh reports… print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Our best bet is Westwood (10/1 E-Way) running in the 6.25pm. last_img

Lessons from Startup School from the Founders of Facebook, Groupon, GitHub and More

first_imgStartup School is an annual event co-sponsored by Y Combinator and BASES, Stanford University’s Business Association for Entrepreneurial Students. Today’s Startup School, now in its sixth year, was a day full of speakers, imparting their knowledge to a packed auditorium of entrepreneurs.The topics at Startup School ranged from the history of Silicon Valley innovation and the history (and future) of startup funding, to testing your hypothesis, pivoting, and optimizing for happiness. The speaker – 11 all told – gave presentations, followed by a short Q&A with audience members.Although you can watch the video archives on Justin.tv (and Paul Graham says he’ll be posting the essay version of his remarks online soon), here are some of the highlights from my lecture notes: Andy Bechtolsheim: Founder, Arista Networks, Sun MicrosystemsLecture topic: Innovation“Take ownership of your innovation.”Paul Graham: Co-founder, Y CombinatorLecture topic: Startup Funding – Super Angels versus VCsAs an investor, “if you are looking for the next Google, you don’t care if you invest at a $20 million valuation because the company is going to be worth billions. But if you are looking at a company that’s going to be acquired for $30 million… you might as well buy Apple stock.”“The next couple of years are going to be a great time for raising money. And as a result there will be a lot more startups. It’s going to be like the Internet bubble, just hopefully without the bursting.”Andrew Mason: Founder, GrouponLecture topic: Lessons Learned from the Failure of the point (or “Polishing Your Turds and Getting Super Rich”)You’re building a tool, not a piece of art. Don’t be blinded by visionRecognize and embrace your constraintsHave a growth planThe best tools aren’t always that coolYou’ll probably failQuit nowTom Preston-Werner: Founder, GitHubLecture topic: Luck, Bootstrapping, and Optimizing Your Happiness“Bootstrapping is a way to do something about the problems you have without letting someone else give you permission to do them.”At GitHub, “we took everything that is detrimental for optimizing our happiness and we threw them away.”“Do things that allow you to win and that allow someone else to win. It is not a zero-sum game.”Greg McAdoo: Partner, Sequoia CapitalLecture topic: What VCs Look for in Startups“Great companies don’t throw money at problems, they throw ideas at problems.”Reid Hoffman: Partner, Greylock, LinkedInLecture topic: Hypotheses on the Path to Adoption“If the competition is even mediocre, it can slow you down. It gets harder to get above the noise. But if you have to have competition, make sure your competition sucks.”“Be persistent, and hang on to your vision. And at the same time, be flexible.”Ron Conway: SV AngelLecture topic: Anecdotes from Napster, Google, and Facebook’s Early Days“You don’t need a business plan. You don’t need to have an MBA. All you need is a great idea. Anything is possible and you can accomplish it.”Adam D’Angelo: Founder, QuoraLecture topic: How to Leverage Your Advantages“if you’re not ready to start a company, think about the advantages you have or are accumulating. And if what you’re doing isn’t helping you build these advantages, think about how you might be able to get in a better position.”Dalton Caldwell: Founder, Picplz, ImeemLecture topic: Why a Music Startup is a Terrible IdeaRiffing on Chris Dixon’s statement that “every time an engineer joins Google, a startup dies,” Caldwall contends that “every time a founder does a music startup, a likely-more-successful-startup dies.”Mark Zuckerberg: Founder, FacebookInterviewed by Jessica Livingston“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.”“We have not bought a company for the company. We buy companies for the people.”Brian Chesky: Founder, AirbnbLecture topic: The First 1000 Days of Airbnb (or Be Tenacious)“It started with an airbed in our living room to solve our own problem.”“Go to your users.”Photo credits: Robert Scoble Tags:#events#start Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Railways bowl Rajasthan out for 35

first_imgAnureet Singh claimed five wickets.Rajasthan on Tuesday suffered the ignominy of getting bowled out for a paltry score of 35 against Railways in a central zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Tuesday.Railways won the match in only 5.3 overs losing a single wicket as the match lasted a total of 21 overs at the old Vidarbha Cricket Association ground.This is the second lowest score by a team in the history of India’s domestic one day competition. The lowest score in List A in India was Saurashtra’s 34 against Mumbai back in the year 2000. Across the globe, this is the seventh lowest score in first-class cricket.Rajasthan skipper Pankaj Singh opted for batting but the Rajasthan players strangely lacked stomach for fight with as many as five batsman were out without scoring.Railways seamers Anureet Singh (5 for 16 in 8 overs) and Amit Mishra (5 for 18 in 7.3 overs) shared the spoils. The highest score was Arjit Gupta’s 13, which incidentally was the only double digit score by a batsman.When asked about such a dismal score, Railways skipper Mahesh Rawat was quick to point out that there were no demons in the pitch.”Yesterday, we played at the same ground and both teams scored in the range of 240 plus. So you can’t simply blame the pitch. The pitch was fine and there were no demons. Our opening bowlers were brilliant from the start. We have young Bilaspur boy Amit, who bowls outswing at a decent pace and we had Anureet, who is a seasoned campaigner at this level,” skipper Rawat said.advertisement”The areas that our new ball bowlers bowled was brilliant and it became difficult for their batsmen. They wilted under pressure created by out bowlers,” said Rawat.last_img read more

10 months agoBayern Munich keen to replace Robben with Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi

first_imgBayern Munich keen to replace Robben with Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich want to replace Arjen Robben with Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.The Sun says the Chelsea youngster is the German giants’ top transfer target in a £30million deal this month.And he will get the No10 next season when Robben leaves the club, showing the teenager how highly they rate him.Robben is a club legend with seven Bundesliga titles and a Champions League triumph during his time at Allianz Arena.As a Chelsea player Robben won two Premier League titles with Chelsea as well as an FA Cup before he was sold to Real Madrid in 2007.Hudson-Odoi is seen as the face of a bright future for the club and has refused to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge, with the prospect of following Jadon Sancho to Germany appealing after finding chances limited.Chelsea have twice rejected bids from Bayern, with the Blues reportedly demanding a package of £36m for the winger. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more