RelatedPICA Increases Work Stations to Cope With Persons Applying for Passports RelatedPICA Implements Customer-Flow Measures Prior to Introduction of New Fees PICA Reaches Quota – Customers Invited to Come Back May 21JIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Story HighlightsThe Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) is advising members of the public that it has reached its daily quota for the processing of passport applications at its head office in Kingston, and is inviting members of the public, whose applications are over the limit, to come back tomorrow (May 21).Chief Executive Officer at PICA, Jennifer McDonald, says the agency began processing passport applications at 6:00 a.m. today (May 20), and had reached its daily quota of 1,000 applications by 8:30 a.m.PICA took the decision yesterday (May 19) to introduce a daily quota for passport applications at its branches, in order to manage the overwhelming number of persons seeking to apply for passports prior to the implementation of increased fees on May 26. Photo: Michael ShawChief Executive Officer of the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), Jennifer McDonald. The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) is advising members of the public that it has reached its daily quota for the processing of passport applications at its head office in Kingston, and is inviting members of the public, whose applications are over the limit, to come back tomorrow (May 21).Chief Executive Officer at PICA, Jennifer McDonald, says the agency began processing passport applications at 6:00 a.m. today (May 20), and had reached its daily quota of 1,000 applications by 8:30 a.m.“We are inviting persons to come tomorrow, because we are at our capacity now and we have to manage the carrying capacity of the premises, which includes our staff… it’s all hands on deck, we are involved in the processing and so we are just asking you to understand and come tomorrow,” she told JIS News in an interview.PICA took the decision yesterday (May 19) to introduce a daily quota for passport applications at its branches, in order to manage the overwhelming number of persons seeking to apply for passports prior to the implementation of increased fees on May 26.The daily quota will be in place for the rest of the week at the Head Office and its branches as follows: Head Office, 1,000 applications; Mandeville, 150; Montego Bay, 250; St. Ann’s Bay, 200; May Pen, 100; and Portmore, 90.The agency is also reminding persons that until Friday, May 22 it will only accept applications from customers whose passports have expired or will expire in six months or less as well as from first-time applicants.In addition, PICA will not be offering expedited service during the period, save for emergency cases.Customers in the Corporate Area are also being reminded that those who are scheduled to pick up their passports this week must do so at the Police Officers’ Club on Hope Road. Collection of passports will continue at this location until Friday May 22, 2015. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail PICA Reaches Quota – Customers Invited to Come Back May 21 National SecurityMay 20, 2015Written by: Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) Advertisements RelatedPersons Reminded to Pick Up Passports at Police Officers’ Club
ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsHC FIVERS WAT Margareten have won the fourth trophy of Austrian Super Cup in club’s history. Team who lost first match of the European League Round 1 against Benfica in Lisbon (28:26), has managed to beat ALPLA HC Hard 28:24 (12:10).HC FIVERS WAT Margareten vs. ALPLA HC Hard 28:24 (12:10)Werfer HC FIVERS WAT Margareten: Lukas Hutecek (7), Tobias Wagner (5), Fabian Glätzl (4), Marin Martinovic (4), Eric Damböck (2), Nikola Stevanovic (2), Markus Kolar (2), Max Riede (1), David Brandfellner (1)Werfer ALPLA HC Hard: Boris Zivkovic (8), Ivan Horvat (6), Marko Krsmancic (4), Thomas Weber (2), Luca Raschle (1), Nejc Zmavc (1), Paul Schwärzler (1), Lukas Schweighofer (1) Related Items:HC FIVERS WAT Margareten ShareTweetShareShareEmail Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click to comment
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreCarla Bales chats on Facebook Portal – Dreamweaver FoundationSeniors who are social distancing to stay healthy during the pandemic are now gaining much-needed companionship, thanks to ultra-loud, easy-to-use devices that connect them directly to loved ones.The Dreamweaver Foundation has provided 300 free Facebook Portals to seniors in nursing care homes in Nebraska and Iowa—and the grateful reactions have ranged from “tears of joy” to an overwhelming sense of relief.Most seniors who received a Portal were connected to loved ones with a clear picture and sound for the first time in months. The eight-year-old Omaha-based nonprofit usually grants wishes to seniors, like hot-air balloon rides or race car driving, but all that stopped when COVID-19 hit.“We still wanted to serve seniors in a special way” said Cheri Mastny, Dreamweaver Foundation executive director. “Many families had been resorting to window visits or calls on smartphones which can be both expensive and difficult for seniors to operate.”RELATED: Send A Birthday Greeting To The Oldest Living World War II Vet In The U.S. As He Turns 111With a Portal, the buttons are super large, so it’s very easy to touch and use. It has a big subwoofer speaker in the back, so the sound is much better for someone who is hard of hearing. Calls can be made seamlessly to and from smartphones and tablets.Warren Taylor – Dreamweaver Foundation“My grandma was a lucky recipient of a Portal and I could Facebook chat with her. It was the first time I had seen her in months,” said Jill Sauser Hamilton. “I can’t tell you how happy this gift has made her. Her daily video chats with our family give her something to look forward to.”RELATED: Senior Home in Brazil Creates ‘Hug Tunnel’ So Visitors Can Embrace Their Loved Ones“Residents are definitely missing their families,” said Teala Ward, a certified nursing assistant at Lincoln’s Sumner Place. “I set them up and add every family member possible.”Since seniors began using them, Dreamweaver has been overwhelmed with requests for more, so they launched a fundraising campaign to purchase more of the Portals. Help them deliver family connections at DreamWeaver.org, and watch the local news coverage below…MULTIPLY The Good By Sharing the News On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Eugene, Oregon, based wheel specialist Rolf Prima has hailed the recent achievements of sponsored triathlete Tyler Butterfield. After another impressive showing at this past weekend’s ITU WTS Madrid event in Spain, Tyler Butterfield has qualified to represent his home country, Bermuda, for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Butterfield cemented his slot after a strong finish with an overall time of 1:55.40.Butterfield currently races on Rolf Prima TdF60SLs and trains on Rolf Prima Echelons.“While I was fairly confident I would get the job done, you never know until you reach the finish line and the final rankings are confirmed,” said Butterfield. “And although I had anticipated that moment, nothing quite prepares you for the emotion of being told, officially, that you’re an Olympian. It’s pretty overwhelming – and pretty wonderful. I’m honoured to represent Bermuda and I hope to use my experience from Athens, paired with a solid season of training and racing, to put forth my finest performance to date.”Butterfield will return to his home in Boulder, Colorado, and begin the final focus on training for the nine weeks of preparation for London. His potential schedule leading up to the Olympics includes racing the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon on 24 June and potentially the Dextro Energy Triathlon Hamburg (an ITU World Triathlon Series race) on 21 July.www.rolfprima.com Related
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES The rankings, which will be updated weekly, are determined by the points each athlete earns based on their performances, with the standard of each competition taken into consideration and given weight.“The IAAF world rankings will drive and shape the global competition system including entry into future major championships and enable everyone in and interested in our sport to know who is No. 1 in the world,” IAAF President Sebastian Coe said on the federation’s website.Sprinter Noah Lyles of the United States tops the men’s overall rankings after winning five 200-meter races since May, while Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech, who specializes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, is the overall women’s world No. 1.Hirooki Arai, a Rio Olympic bronze medalist and world silver medalist, sits No. 2 in the men’s 50-km race walk rankings led by Ukraine’s Maryan Zakalnytskyy.At 18th in the world, Ryota Yamagata is the best Japanese sprinter in the high-profile men’s 100 rankings, which are led by American Ronnie Baker. Yoshihide Kiryu, who holds Japan’s national record at 9.98 seconds, sits 25th while Asuka Cambridge, who was a member of Japan’s Rio Olympic silver medal-winning 4×100 team along with Yamagata and Kiryu, is ranked 41st.According to the federation, the world rankings will not be used for qualification to the Sept. 28-Oct. 6 World Championships in Doha, Qatar.The IAAF will decide at a board meeting in March whether the rankings will be taken into consideration when determining which athletes qualify for next summer’s Tokyo Olympics. GENEVA – Koki Ikeda was named the first 20-km race walk world No. 1 when the International Association of Athletics Federations launched its new official rankings system on Tuesday.The 20-year-old Ikeda won his spot atop the list after placing in the top-5 in three races since February 2018. He won gold at May’s World Race Walking Team Championships in China and finished second and fourth in two domestic competitions. KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Koki Ikeda celebrates winning the men’s 20-km race walk at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships on May 6, in Taicang, China. | GETTY/ VIA KYODO RELATED PHOTOS Ryota Yamagata, IAAF, Koki Ikeda
Jason Forde says Eamon O’Shea has a refreshing approach to the game… Tipp sharpshooter Jason Forde has praised Eamon O’Shea following his return to the Tipp senior hurling backroom team in a support role.The Kilruane McDonagh’s man has once again linked up with Liam Sheedy – O’Shea coached Tipp to the All Ireland victory in 2010 when Sheedy was last in charge.He also managed the Premier from 2013 to 2015.
What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Murray Newlands The world has changed. You can crash and burn or you can get the right tools and information now and change your life, your business and the lives of your employees.In this episode of How to CEO, I welcome Han Jin, the co-founder, and CEO of Lucid.Han Jin and his partner created Lucid in 2015. Their company produces software and artificial intelligence. I invited Han Jin to talk about the various characteristics and skills that a CEO should have. Being a founder and CEO are two very different things and Han Jin helps us to differentiate both roles. He also shares his experiences and the challenges that he has faced switching back and forth between both of these vary complex roles over the past two and a half years.Han Jin tells me at Lucid, “we have created software and artificial intelligence to capture 3D on mobile devices, or any device that has cameras.”Every year we work toward becoming better CEO’s and building a better company and product. My co-founder worked in robotics and worked on at improving things in the robotics field for a few years. He really wanted to humanize and leverage only the software. This decision was before we met. After we met we decided to “productize” the software and make something that would be sellable to the masses.I asked Han Jin how much money they have been able to raise for their company.Han indicated to me that this is not much money — but it sounded rather great to me. 2.6 million he told me — but adds that they have been able to raise that sum up to seven or eight digits. Remarkable in the short three and a half year span that they have been building the company.What does it take to do the fund raising and what does it take to grow a company?“This journey has been a lot of personal growth and mental growth.” Han says that it really isn’t about the title of being a CEO. It’s much larger than that. Just the mindset takes more that the title says it is. Jin says that everyone should try to be the founder of their own company because of what you will learn.You can grow your own company better that anyone else can do it. You’ll notice what you need to double or triple your company growth and revenue to address all of the requests for your product. Because you are right there at the top of your company you can see what has to be done and you do it. There is no waiting around for permissions or other help to come. You learn to grow yourself and your company at the same time.Lucid now has over 50 people working in the company worldwide. Fantastc growth, but Jin says that he is not the perfect CEO yet. He explains to me how much growth there is in growing with your people and learning how to “do” that growth. “Hopefully as I go through all of the stages in building a company I’ll become better and wiser in our company I will be able to learn.”What personality differences are there to being a 10k company or a 50k company?Every scale and stage of a business requires a different skill set. You become a better employer and CEO with each year that you practice this job. You get much better at hiring — because you have to get the right people in your company that you can trust. As the founder, co-founder and CEO you have to have more trust in your employees as each year goes by. You can’t always be there to manage them — they have to handle the day to day business for you, wherever they are.Do you find that your employees then bring in other people that join your company?Yes, each of the employees that you have hire end up bringing in people that they know and you have to have trust in that process too. You have to start breaking down your business into units of work and sections of work. You have to decide who to put over each section of work. The heiarchy must also grow so that you can keep growing. Again — every stage takes a great amount of trust, time and money.What is the hardest thing you have had to teach your employees?I have had to teach my employees about making mistakes. I have had to tell them not to worry about making errors. I have to actually encourage the employees to make mistakes and not worry about those issues. They have to get better at their jobs and better at coming up with new ways to build their section of the business. The only way to get better at your job is to go through the mistakes. If you’re a “little off ” or not doing well as a CEO or a team member — that not too bad. But I have to train the team to be okay about errors and to get over it and move on. I train the team to handle the errors — because they will make mistakes.You have been in business three and a half years. If you could go back and say something to yourself three and a half years ago, what would that advice look like?In what ever job you decide to do in your business it’s best to learn that a founder and CEO are totally different jobs. They require different strengths and you will have different weaknesses. You have to ask yourself if you even want to be a CEO because this job is certainly not for everyone. It’s a difficult journey. I asked my dad about this topic. He told me that if you are going to be a CEO, you have to be good at three things:Fundraising.Recruiting.Seeing — having the vision and seeing the future of the company.At one point I really struggled with funding raising. I went through 300 rejections in a row from the investors. I questioned myself and told myself if I wanted to be a CEO I needed to stop whining and stand up and be the best fundraiser there was.Where do you see you growth coming from in the future?I want to see a bigger picture and see ahead to a bigger market and to new markets that come along. Getting in to new markets and growth will be required if we are to keep growing. I take the example of Uber. They changed the entire taxi system. The founder just wanted to make his product and go home and he couldn’t. The app came and he had to keep going.What questions do you ask yourself as a founder?Are you willing to grow and willing to learn?What will happen if you stop growing?What type of business are you trying to build? A lifestyle business, or a Google?What is your mindset?Where do you go when you don’t have the answers you are searching for in your business?Many people say to get an executive coach. I decided to seek out and find different adviors; these are paid advisors. The information that my advisors give is for the financial gains. But I have realized that many of the people that help me build Lucid, also care about the relationship. Many relationships in our company have become important with our coaches, mentors and adviors.How do you find this sort of people?Finding the right type of person goes back to any type of hiring or any type of finding. You will look for these people, but they will also begin to come to you for this work. You will look for the best of the best and these greats will usually be people who have gone through this startup up journey. They know what you are going through and what you need and they can help you. You need someone who has had a startup first of all. I look and keep an eye out for these people. We have been lucky to find individuals who care for our company, and also care about me and my co-founder personally.Join me here for other How to CEO podcasts. Tags:#3D on mobile AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Related Posts Murray Newlands is an entrepreneur, investor, business advisor and speaker. He is the founder of the How to CEO podcast and you can read his blog at MurrayNewlands.com. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture
CCH Tax Day ReportOregon has enacted legislation that for purposes of corporate excise (income) tax apportionment replaces the term “business income” with “apportionable income” in order to align Oregon statutes with the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) Model. The change is applicable to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2018.H.B. 2275, Laws 2017, effective on 91st day following adjournment sine die
As top congressional Republicans and the White House prepare to release a tax reform framework during the week of September 25, intraparty consensus on a final tax plan remains elusive for GOP members (TAXDAY, 2017/09/14, C.1). Senate Finance Committee (SFC) Chairman Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, said on September 15 that the so-called Big Six is “trying to get on the same page.”Hatch’s comment comes the day after the SFC held a hearing on individual tax reform, where Hatch stated the committee is not anyone’s “rubber stamp” (TAXDAY, 2017/09/15, C.1). Hatch also clarified that the impending framework release will merely serve as guidance to the committee, and that no one in the Big Six will dictate how the SFC will craft a tax reform bill.According to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Tex., the tax reform framework to be released will provide more information on the proposed treatment of corporate interest deductions. The plan will likely grandfather existing debt and provide exemptions to small businesses and agriculture, Brady said at an event on September 14, according to several reports. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reportedly said at the same event that the framework will issue more details on proposed business tax rates.The “Senate Finance Committee will do this bill the way it wants to do it, and I think the Ways and Means Committee in the House will do the bill the way they want to. And then we’ll get together…and reconcile the differences,” Hatch said on September 15.As for President Trump’s consistently stated goal of wanting to lower the business tax rate to 15 percent, Hatch said the tax committees will try to work toward that goal but that he does not expect to meet it entirely. “I sincerely doubt we’ll be able to get to that level on the corporate tax rates,” he said.Hatch remains optimistic about the prospects of completing bipartisan tax reform this year. He added that although he believes Congress can pass tax reform in 2017, “it’s going to take a lot of cooperation of both Democrats and Republicans.”Forty-five of 48 Senate Democrats have maintained that certain “prerequisites” must be met if Republicans want bipartisan tax reform, including that the top 1 percent of taxpayers receive no tax cuts (TAXDAY, 2017/08/02, C.1). According to SFC ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Democrats are not calling for every change implemented in tax reform to be progressive. “Rather, that the end result of all tax reform is at least as progressive as current law,” Wyden said in a September 14 tweet.By Jessica Jeane, Wolters Kluwer News StaffLogin 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.