Europe considers boosting bailout fund

first_img Share Europe considers boosting bailout fund whatsapp France’s economy minister, Christine Lagarde, has said said that the size of the European bailout fund could be increased. Ministers were also looking at extending the fund’s scope to buy bonds directly on markets, she added.Her comments follow suggestions from other senior European officials who feel the rescue fund is not big enough.Opponents say increasing it would encourage economic laxity.The 440bn-euro (£366bn) European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) was set up in May last year to try to protect the eurozone by rescuing troubled member states.It is financed by the eurozone members themselves and has been used to support the Republic of Ireland.“The increase in the EFSF is one option which we are looking at, of course,” Lagarde said. = Friday 14 January 2011 9:17 am Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wrap John Dunne by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

OPAP completes rollout of 25,000 VLTs in Greece

first_img OPAP completes rollout of 25,000 VLTs in Greece Regions: Europe Southern Europe Greece 15th January 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Greek gaming operator OPAP completed the introduction of 25,000 video lottery terminal (VLT) machines in its home country in December 2019. Email Address Tags: Slot Machines Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Greek gaming operator OPAP completed the introduction of 25,000 video lottery terminal (VLT) machines in its home country in December 2019.The rollout of machines supplied by Inspired and the Synot Group took just under three years, beginning on 11 January, 2017 after the European Union in 2015 approved the Greek government’s decision to award OPAP a VLT monopoly.VLTs were a significant source of revenue for OPAP in the first half of 2019,  with revenue rising 56.5% year-on-year from €89.4m to €139.9m. As a result, this boosted its share of group revenue from 12.1% to 17.9%, with OPAP operating 20,035 machines across 365 gaming halls and 1,952 of its stores.OPAP’s original exclusive deal was to introduce 35,000 VLTs, but the Greek parliament later passed an act to reduce this to 25,000.In September, the Greek Council of State, Greece’s supreme administrative court, revoked OPAP’s online sports betting license after Austrian operator Goalbet argued that OPAP had never been asked to meet the conditions necessary for the license.OPAP said it would appeal the decision and is “evaluating how to pursue the protection of its interests by all legal means,” although it also noted that online sports betting make sup less than 1% of its revenue.In October 2019, the Greek parliament passed a series of online gambling reforms. The reforms include a €3m licence fee and a 35% gross revenue tax for licensees as well as a €2 maximum stake for random number generator (RNG) games such as online slots.Earlier this month, the Greek Ministry of Finance submitted the regulations to the European Commission for approval. Topics: Casino & games Lottery Slots Casino & gameslast_img read more

Skye Bank Plc (SKYEBA.ng) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgPolaris Bank (SKYEBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Polaris Bank (SKYEBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Polaris Bank (SKYEBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Polaris Bank (SKYEBA.ng)  2006 annual report.Company ProfilePolaris Bank formerly (Skye Bank Plc) is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services in the retail, commercial, corporate, treasury and investment banking sectors. The Retail Banking division provides a full service offering ranging from transactional accounts, deposits and term savings accounts to consumer loans and mortgages. The Commercial Banking division provides direct debit facilities, current accounts, deposits, overdrafts and loans as well as credit facilities, foreign currency and derivative products. The Treasury, Corporate and Investment Banking divisions offer financial instruments trading, structured financing and corporate leasing products. Other services offered by Skye Bank Plc include money transfer services, insurance brokerage, micro-financing, capital market, registrar and property development services. Skye Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Subsidiaries of Skye Bank Plc include Sky Bank Sierra Leone Limited, Skye Bank Gambia Limited and Skye Bank Guinea Limited. Polaris Bank formerly (Skye Bank Plc) is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Resumen del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano: 6 de noviembre

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Resumen del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano: 6 de noviembre Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC center_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Episcopal News Service – Auckland, Nueva Zelanda] Muchas cosas suceden cada día durante la 15ª. reunión del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano (ACC). Además de los otros informes de Episcopal News Service, he aquí algunas otras cosas que tuvieron lugar el 6 de noviembre (hora local), el onceno día de la reunión que se extiende desde el 27 de octubre hasta el 7 de noviembre.Elegidos los miembros del Comité PermanenteEl CCA eligió a seis de sus miembros para ocupar seis de los siete asientos  del Consejo en el Comité Permanente de la Comunión Anglicana, que consta de 14 miembros. Ellos son:Juanildo Barrity, Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del BrasilHelen Biggin, Iglesia de GalesBishop Eraste Bigirimana, Iglesia Anglicana de BurundiThe Rev. Sarah Macneil, Iglesia Anglicana de AustraliaSamuel Mukunya, Iglesia Anglicana de KeniaLouisa Mojela, Iglesia Anglicana de África del SurIan Douglas, obispo de la Diócesis de Connecticut, fue electo al Comité Permanente durante la reunión anterior del CCA, [que tuvo lugar] en Jamaica en 2009, y su período continúa.Los primados de la Comunión Anglicana tienen cinco asientos en el Comité. La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori es una de esos cinco.El obispo James Tengatenga, de la Diócesis de Malawi del Sur, y Elizabeth Paver, de la Iglesia de Inglaterra, tienen asientos en el comité por virtud de su estatus como presidente y vicepresidenta [respectivamente] del CCA.El arzobispo de Cantórbery es miembro ex officio del comité.El informe sobre el ‘sionismo cristiano’ se aceptó con revisiones y se ofrece como material de estudioEl Consejo aceptó una versión ligeramente revisada de “¿Tierra de Promisión? Una exploración anglicana de las actitudes cristianas hacia Tierra Santa, con especial referencia al ‘sionismo cristiano’”, el informe de 33.000 palabras que antes había provocado un debate en la reunión.Los miembros aprobaron otra versión de la Resolución 15.32 en que expresaron su aprecio por el estudio y pedían que se pusiera a disposición de las provincias como material de estudio.El sionismo cristiano se define en el informe como “una creencia entre algunos cristianos de que el regreso de los judíos a Tierra Santa, y el establecimiento del Estado de Israel en 1948, están de acuerdo con la profecía bíblica… y por consiguiente merecen apoyo político, económico y religioso”.El informe proviene de la Red de Intereses Interreligiosos, un equipo de trabajo de la Comunión.Los segmentos que causaron mayor preocupación con algunos miembros del Consejo aparecen en el capítulo final que se llama “Localizando nuestros puntos de vista”, en el cual la versión original tenía una lista de 25 ítems titulada:  “Convenimos en que todos los anglicanos podemos y debemos afirmar lo siguiente”.  Ese encabezamiento se ha cambiado y ahora dice: “Queremos afirmar lo siguiente”.También se ha cambiado el texto explicativo al comienzo de ese capítulo a fin de hacer más claro que la opiniones que se expresan son las de los miembros del comité y no las de todos los anglicanos.Resoluciones aprobadas por el Consejo en el día de hoyResolución 15.20, que acoge co beneplácito [el estudio] “Participar en la Comunicación de Dios” [Participating in God’s Communication] y se lo recomienda a las provincias, de manera que ellas “laboren para garantizar que estén plenamente equipadas en todos los niveles a fin de compartir las buenas nuevas del reino de Dios en el siglo XXI”, que establezcan el objetivo de que cada provincia disponga de “un comunicador provincial superior capacitado” para el CCA-16 y que animen a las iglesias de la Comunión a celebrar el Domingo de la Comunión Anglicana.Resolución 15.22, por la que se adoptan los informes del resumen financiero para la Comunión Anglicana,  se aprueban los presupuestos de 2012-2013 y las proyecciones para 2013 y 2014, y se le pide a cada provincia que cumpla con la contribución presupuestaria solicitada (incluye un proyectado aumento del tres por ciento anual).Resolución 15.30, que encomia [la labor de] la Red Francófona, le pide a la Oficina de la Comunión Anglicana que acopie importantes documentos traducidos en la página web para facilitar su difusión, que ve con beneplácito y alienta a las provincias a traducir documentos a los idiomas locales y pide que esas traducciones se envíen a la oficina de la Comunión y solicita del Secretario General que informe al CCA-16 sobre el progreso [de esta tarea].Resolución 15.31, que solicita del Secretario General que explore y, con la aprobación del Comité Permanente, ponga en práctica cuando lo estime adecuado, una campaña de capital a fin de obtener ingresos, por concepto de donaciones, para los programas de la Comunión.Resolución 15.35, que expresa preocupación, compasión y oraciones por el Sudán, la Región de los Grandes Lagos (incluida la parte oriental de la República Democrática del Congo, Nigeria, Somalia y Mali); da gracias por “la creciente paz” entre el Sudán y Sudán del Sur; manifiesta su empatía por los países africanos que emergen de conflictos armados; insta a orar por las víctimas de atrocidades; condena a los responsables de violaciones de los derechos humanos; pide a los gobiernos, a la ONU y a las organizaciones no gubernamentales que apoyen a las víctimas; ofrece el apoyo de iniciativas para la restauración de la paz y el mejoramiento de las condiciones de vida, le pide a los gobiernos que garanticen elecciones “libres, justas y pacíficas” y apoya el proceso de reconciliación en países africanos.Resolución 15.38, que acoge con beneplácito la participación de mujeres anglicanas en la próxima reunión de la Comisión sobre el Estado de la Mujer, de Naciones Unidas, en marzo de 2013, y adopta el texto de una declaración escrita para la reunión.Algunas de estas resoluciones, aunque no todas, aparecen aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Nov 7, 2012 Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Newark: Church marks Emancipation Proclamation anniversary

first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Hugh Magee says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Newark: Church marks Emancipation Proclamation anniversary Six-month series kicks off in Morristown, New Jersey Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem February 22, 2013 at 2:28 am This is terrific stuff. It portrays the Episcopal Church at its best! By Sharon SheridanPosted Feb 21, 2013 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ethnic Ministries Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Members of the F.A.I.T.H. Liturgical Dancers from Bethel AME Church in Morristown, New Jersey, perform during a combined service at nearby Church of the Redeemer. The service launched a six-month celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation at the Morristown Episcopal church. Photo/Randy Johnson[Episcopal News Service] Emancipation “is in our DNA” at Church of the Redeemer  in Morristown, New Jersey, says the Rev. Cynthia Black, rector. “We talk about liberation. We live liberation.”So when it came time to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the church that calls itself “a Christian liberation community in the Episcopal tradition” planned far more than a one-day or Black History Month event.Starting on Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday, and ending June 16 with a “Juneteenth” celebration of the end of slavery, Redeemer is hosting a series of guest speakers and preachers, exhibits and liturgies in a program called “Forever Free: Reclaiming the Emancipation Proclamation.”The idea for the six-month commemoration emerged after last year’s Easter Vigil, where as part of the liturgy a church member told the story of Redeemer’s origin, when members of a neighboring Morristown church left over theological differences to start their own congregation. Soon after, parishioner Chuck Dickerson, who teaches history at the county college, approached Black and said, “You know, that’s one version of the story. Here’s another.”“He talked about the divisions at the time over slavery and how his understanding was that, as the two churches chose to go separate ways … it was those who were involved in emancipation and abolitionist kinds of activities who formed Redeemer,” she recalled. They had a long conversation, and he mentioned the proclamation’s approaching 150th anniversary. “I said, ‘It seems like this is too good an opportunity to pass up. What do you want to do?’”They first envisioned inviting a prominent speaker but then realized they didn’t want to limit themselves to one event. “It would be too hard to capture with just one event,” Black said.Organizers expanded the program to three and finally to six months and still found they had more possible events than room in the schedule. They hope retired Diocese of Massachusetts Bishop Suffragan Barbara Harris, an African-American who was the first woman to become a bishop in the Anglican Communion, will be able to preach during the commemoration, Black said. Following the program, in September, a special screening is planned of “Traces of the Trade,” with Director Katrina Brown sharing insights from her family’s history as slaveholders in Rhode Island.The commemoration began during Redeemer’s annual “reconciliation season,” stretching from Martin Luther King Sunday to Absalom Jones Sunday honoring the Episcopal Church’s first African-American priest. At the beginning and end of the season, Redeemer traditionally worships with Morristown’s Bethel AME Church.This year, Bethel’s pastor preached during the combined Jan. 20 service at Redeemer, where his church’s liturgical dancers performed, the two church choirs sang together and the readings included portions of the 1936 Federal Writers’ Project’s “Slave Narratives.” On Feb. 10, Black preached at a combined jazz worship service at Bethel a few blocks away.Music is playing a prominent role in the commemoration. Dickerson led three adult forums on a social history of jazz, and the church’s Lenten series features meditations on five Negro spirituals.Other artists are participating as well.During a reception on April 7, abstract painter Nell Irvin Painter, emerita professor of American history at Princeton University, will present perspectives on global human trafficking as depicted in her artwork. The following week, Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, associate professor of American Art at the University of Pennsylvania, will give an illustrated talk on portraits of African Americans in the 19th century and how they shed light on the understanding of interracial communities of the time.Painter’s presentation falls on the church’s annual Holocaust/genocide remembrance. Likewise, other speakers were chosen to bring together emancipation themes with annual commemorations: the Rev. Nan Peete, sharing insights about being one of the church’s first female African-American clergy members, at the May 12 Women’s Journeys service; interracial couple Ernest and Louie Clay-Crew preaching on race and sexuality on LGBT Pride Sunday June 2; and the Rev. Canon Edward Rodman addressing the intersection of race and maleness during the June 16 Men’s Journeys service.The confluence of emancipation and other issues is in keeping with Redeemer’s mission.“We talk about ourselves as a Christian liberation community in the Episcopal tradition. We take that very seriously,” Black said. “The diversity that we’re proud of is not any one identifiable kind of diversity.“We’re very clear that the interlocking systems of oppression have not done the church any good and that the way to change that is to model something else. And so [in] everything we do, from our worship to our education … we try to live our diversity out.“I think people here get that,” she said. “We have a very large LGBT population. We have a very large population of people in recovery. But anybody who’s kind of a single-issue person doesn’t last here very long. We’re really clear that all of those things are related.”Through participating in “Forever Free,” she said, “I hope people have a better sense of history, a better sense of where we as a culture and a nation need to go and maybe even one thing they can do to help us get there.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Cathedral Dean Boise, IDlast_img read more

Orange County Government Unboxed: Orange County Tax Collector’s Office

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSOrange County Tax Collector’s Office Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleBlue Darter Alumni reunion coming in June Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR If you saw the Disney film “Zootopia”, you probably had a good laugh at the Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) expense. In one scene, DMV employees – whose characters are portrayed by sloths in the animated film – serve eager customers at a painstakingly slow pace.“A lot of our customers and employees got a kick out of the movie,” Scott Randolph, Orange County Tax Collector commented.Today, DMV services in Orange County, including driver’s licenses and vehicle registration, are administered by the Orange County Tax Collector’s Office, and the organization uses technology and an online queuing system called SmartPass to shake the slow-as-a-sloth stereotype.The Orange County Tax Collector provides residents a variety of services, including:Renew your car registration online.Drivers must renew their vehicle registration every one to two years. By renewing online, residents can bypass the trip to an office and have their updated registration and sticker mailed to them in two to three business days.Need your tag ASAP? Try Tag Express.Residents can renew their tag online and pick it up the same day without the wait. There are six branch offices across the County that are operated by the Tax Collector. Each office has a designated counter that allows Tag Express customers to skip waiting in line.Make an appointment.If your transaction can’t be completed online, the Tax Collector’s Office encourages you to make an appointment on its website at octaxcol.com. Customers with appointments are given priority over walk-ins and are seen within five minutes of their scheduled time.No appointment? Use SmartPass.With SmartPass, customers can join the line virtually and go about their day while receiving text message updates about their wait time. According to a recent customer survey, 59 percent of SmartPass users reported waiting in the office for less than 15 minutes before they were called.Go green with Paperless Tax Bills.Paperless Tax Bills, launched in 2018, allows property taxpayers to create an online account, view bills, make payments and receive paperless statements. It not only helps the environment but saves taxpayer dollars on printing and mailing costs.Orange County Government’s Unboxed Newsroom series provides residents with an inside look and short, need-to-know information about the different constitutional offices that serve the County. This news story was written in partnership with Orange County Government and the Orange County Tax Collector’s Office. For more information about the Orange County Tax Collector’s office visit octaxcol.com. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img From the Orange County Newsroom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Sam Tuitupou’s big tackle on Eamonn Sherridan

first_imgTuesday Jan 7, 2014 Sam Tuitupou’s big tackle on Eamonn Sherridan Here’s a short clip of a big tackle that Sale Sharks centre Sam Tuitupou made on 6ft4 London Irish centre Eamonn Sheridan when the two sides met in the Aviva Premiership recently.Sheridan had kicked the ball ahead so possibly wasn’t expecting the contact, but Tuitupou commited himself and smashed the bigger man to the floor with a perfect tackle.Great hit and even though it’s a short clip, it has been added to the RD Big Hits archive.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Police Chief, Command Staff Address Community in Zoom Meeting

first_imgIn a community meeting on Thursday, Pasadena Police Chief John Perez said the Pasadena Police Department does not have an edict to seek out and stop African American men who are driving with tinted windows and without a front license plate.“That is not the case at all,” Perez said as he pointed out that 61 percent of the department is made up of people of color.At least two high profile cases involved African-American men — Christopher Baller and Anthony McClain — driving vehicles with no license plate and tinted windows.Ballew was struck repeatedly by police officers during a traffic stop just outside the city’s border in Altadena and McClain was fatally shot once in the torso by an unnamed Pasadena police officer on Aug. 15 after he fled during a traffic stop. Police say he removed a gun from his waistband as he began to flee and shifted his body towards them which placed police officers in fear for their lives.A gun was recovered at the scene and DNA testing on that gun has not been completed.Kennedy asked the audience to pause and say McClain’s name at the end of the meeting.“I believe justice will prevail, Kennedy said. “Justice will prevail.”As the beginning of the meeting Kennedy said he has been advised by City Attorney Michele Beal Bagneris not to answer questions regarding the fatal police shooting of Anthony McClain.Kennedy said he would read questions based on the parameters established by Bagneris.Mermell read a statement regarding the incident at the beginning of the meeting.“Any loss of life is tragic and we extend our heart-felt condolences to the family of Mr. McClain,” Mermell said. “Incidents such as these have a traumatic impact on the family, our Pasadena community and our dedicated law enforcement personnel.“We cannot change what has occurred, but we can ensure that this incident will be fully investigated; investigations that are already underway. Additionally, we will initiate an independent, third-party review of this incident that will result in a publically available report. Our community deserves to know more about this incident and we will provide the facts. We understand the urgency and will proceed diligently and with all speed until this important work is done. ”The 90-minute meeting was held on Zoom and at least 200 people requested a link for the meeting.“We have to be open and engaged in our community and willing to listen to our community to make sure we are part of the community,” Perez said.The meeting was hosted by Councilmember John Kennedy, Deputy Chief Cheryl Moody, Cmdr. Art Chute, Jason Clawson, Acting Executive Administrator Michelle Mercier Robinson and City Manager Steve Mermell.Other topics included traffic, oversight, body cam footage, community engagement, CPR training and the payments of settlements by city for police wrongdoing.Perez said it was his decision alone to fire police officers when asked about the influence of the Pasadena Police Officers Association.“The PPOA has been supportive of oversight. The association has been involved and has been supportive,” Perez said.The City Council passed police oversight on Monday, and after the staff works out the ordinance an independent commission will be created and an Independent Police Auditor will be hired.”When asked to list the department’s two biggest weaknesses, Perez listed three ongoing challenges recruitment, ongoing training and keeping contact between the department and the community strong.“We need to motivate local young people to apply for police department jobs so the jobs are not going to people in Orange County.”One viewer asked a multipart question about the number of times the city has been sued regarding wrongdoing by officers, disciplinary actions taken and how much the city has paid out in settlements.“The city like all government gets sued a lot,” Mermell said. “People file claims for a number of things, including tree branches falling on their cars, slipping on the sidewalk and when the feel like they have been mistreated by the people. Generally speaking the high profile incidents are reported in the media and when there is a payment or settlement that is reported. The city in addition to being a government operates like a business. Sometimes it goes to litigation, just as often, or more, cases get settled. It does not mean there is wrongdoing. It is a business decision. When a claim exceeds $25,000 it goes to the City Council and they have to decide if it should be settled. Just because a case gets settled it does not mean there is wrongdoing.” Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Community News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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West Limerick winning the battle against outside criminals

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsWest Limerick winning the battle against outside criminalsBy Alan Jacques – January 28, 2016 1196 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleNoonan and O’Dea are odds on for re-electionNext articleComposers in Ireland, from Handel to present day Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Advertisement Emailcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Supt Tom O’Connor.by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Supt Tom O’Connor.GARDAÍ in Newcastle West are winning the fight against crime.This was the clear message from Superintendent for the district, Tom O’Connor, at this Wednesday’s monthly local area council meeting. However, he called on the people of County Limerick to be vigilant, to liaise with their local Gardaí and to educate themselves in how best to prevent crime and deter criminals.Crime figures for the Newcastle West district for 2015 showed clear signs that despite lack of resources Gardaí in the area are making huge strides in the war against crime in West Limerick.Burglaries were down from 214 in 2014 to 205 last year. Thefts on shops decreased from 110 in 2014 to 76 in 2015, and there was also a fall on ‘thefts on the person’ from 228 in 2014 to 167 last year.“We have criminals coming into the area from as far away as Dublin,” Supt O’Connor pointed out.“We need people to help identify them and let us know if they see any suspicious vehicles targeting areas so we can take the appropriate action in the fight against criminals.”The drug problem was still evident from the latest crime figures for the region with Supt O’Connor expressing his concern.Charges for possession of drugs for sale or supply rose from five in 2014 to 15 last year. There were 43 charged for possession of drugs for personal use in the Newcastle West district in 2015, up from 28 the previous year.“The main problem in these areas is people are coming in from outside, but we have made huge efforts to target the sale and supply of drugs,” he told council members.Sinn Fein councillor Seamus Browne complimented Gardaí for their efforts in their fight on drugs in West Limerick.Meanwhile, according to the Superintendent’s crime figures for the region, 230 licensed premises were also inspected last year resulting in 35 licensing offences.Supt O’Connor said there had been a 60 per cent increase last year, up on 2014, for the numbers of licensed premises selling alcohol to underage customers.“A second offence and license holders will be prosecuted and as a result could face closing orders. Safety measures need to be put in place so this does not happen,” he warned. Twitter TAGSAn Garda SíochánaCrimelimerickMunicipal District of Newcastle WestNewcastle West District Garda Station WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more