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Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: “We will not accept a one per cent primary budget surplus”

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Cora Staunton remembers 2001 All Ireland final defeat to Laois in new autobiography

first_img Community Facebook Council Twitter By Steven Miller – 13th December 2018 Previous articleRosenallis go local for new football manager for 2019Next articleNational Gift Store of the Year honoured in Laois County Council chamber Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Home GAA Ladies Football Cora Staunton remembers 2001 All Ireland final defeat to Laois in new… GAALadies FootballSport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community TAGS2001Cora StauntonLaois Ladies Footballers Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Cora Staunton remembers 2001 All Ireland final defeat to Laois in new autobiography Cora Staunton, Mayo, is tackled by Patricia Fogarty during the 2001 All Ireland ladies football final. Picture: Sportsfile It’s one of the greatest days in Laois’s sporting history – the September Sunday in 2001 when the county’s ladies football team won the All Ireland title for the first time following a series of near misses.In front of a then record crowd for an All Ireland ladies final of almost 21,000, it concluded with as dramatic a finish as you could hope for.Mayo were going for three-in-a-row but Mary Kirwan from Shanahoe kicked the winning score with the last kick of the game following a free given against Mayo for the kickout not passing the 20-metre line.Mayo’s Cora Staunton – arguably the greatest player the game has ever seen – has remembered the incident in her recently-published autobiography Cora Staunton – Game Changer.Staunton recalls how Laois were two points up with 15 minutes remaining but Mayo fought back and a free from Staunton with just over a minute to play had the sides level.“Forty metres out from the Laois goal I planted myself overthe ball, with the mid-tier of the Davin Stand in my eyeline. I had already kicked ten points – eight from frees – so I knew I had it in me to nail the equaliser.“Nail it I did, and like a mad woman I rushed down the pitch to defend against a late Laois winner.“They got a shot off, which floated wide, and somehow with 59 minutes and 45 seconds played the dream was still alive. For a draw at least. I came inside our 20-metre line to collect the short kick-out from Denise Horan to make sure we won possession.“Just win the kick-out, hold it, and we’ll escape. “But, just as the ball floated into my hands, the referee Marty Duffy blew his whistle. I remember it as clear as day, as he came alongside my right shoulder and pointed towards the posts. It was a free in for Laois! What the …?!”Staunton explains that the free was given because “the ball, from a kick-out, must cross the 20-metre line before being played by another player”.“Everyone in Mayo of a certain generation now knows that rule,” she writes. “For me those words are forever branded on to my brain.”Staunton goes on to describe her recollection of the winning score and how “in an instant, Mayo’s dreams of three-in-a-row were dismantled”.“For minutes afterwards, I was dismantled myself. I lay flat on the pitch, broken, crying into the blades of grass. Back then I felt freer to show that type of emotion. In the years since I learned to stifle such open displays of devestation.”Staunton describes how for the goal-keeper Denise Horan “the feeling was ten times worse”.“She was our captain and had readied herself to lift the Brendan Martin Cup. In just a few seconds what should have been the best day of her life turned into the worst. She knew the rule when she kicked the ball. I didn’t.Cora Staunton, Mayo lies devastated after the Laois v Mayo, All Ireland Ladies Senior Football Final in 2001. Picture: Sportsfile“But, regardless, the blame lay with both of us. Denise gave nine years of her life to Mayo football, and for that one blip she came in for an awful lot of flak.”Cora Staunton – Game Changer – is published by Penguin and is available in all good book shops now. SEE ALSO – Remember the Game: Memorable ladies football All Ireland final triumph in 2001 New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

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Jamaicans Urged to Invest in the Nation’s Children

first_imgRelatedJamaicans Urged to Invest in the Nation’s Children FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Dr. Pauline Mullings, Chairperson of the National Child Month Committee (NCMC), has appealed for more Jamaicans to invest in the nation’s children.“We will definitely reap what we sow and it is our [NCMC] belief that if we put in them [children] what we expect to get out of them, that is what we will get out of them and this is why in the NCMC, we bless our children and we do not curse them,” she said.“We big them up! We elevate them! We give them opportunities to grow and to extend themselves,” Dr. Mullings stressed, at the NCMC’s 2007 Essay and Poster Competition awards presentation luncheon held recently at the Medallion Hotel in Kingston.The Committee, she continued, has invested heavily in the nation’s children, as it believed that all children should be protected and nurtured. “We have every confidence that Jamaica is going to be better because we are training our children and we are helping them to experience the rights that are due to them,” she noted.Communication consultant and broadcast journalist, Fae Ellington, who was the guest speaker at the function, called on fathers to not only care for their children, but also to support them.“I am tired to go to a school function and see that 75 per cent, 80 per cent, 90 per cent of the people in the audience are women and the children are dying for their fathers to be in that audience for support,” she said, while pointing out that there were some fathers who were always present.Ms. Ellington also pledged support for the annual competition by committing to provide awards next year for students who can best read their winning essays. “You might very well find that the winner of the first prize essay is not the winner in reading. There are some people that write very well but might not be able to deliver it very well, so I am pushing for the other strength as well. We also need to understand that we need to have a better command of English, not only to write and read it, but to speak it, because it is the official language in the world,” she noted.In the meantime, some 21 students received awards. Winners of the various categories in the essay competition were Toni-Ann Henry of Excelsior Primary; Shanell Hall of Seaforth Primary; and Sasha-Kay Shaw and Yanique Brevett of Meadowbrook High. All received certificates, medals and cash awards.For the poster competition, the winners included Gabrielle Alexander and Natalia Surgeon, who entered through the Institute of Jamaica and Adrian Green from Wolmer’s Boys School. Each received summer scholarships from the Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts in addition to cash awards and a trophy.The essay and poster competition is one of the major activities planned by the NCMC annually to allow children to share their thoughts and views on the Child Month theme. This year’s theme was ‘Fathers, Your Children Need You’. RelatedJamaicans Urged to Invest in the Nation’s Children Advertisementscenter_img Jamaicans Urged to Invest in the Nation’s Children UncategorizedJune 21, 2007 RelatedJamaicans Urged to Invest in the Nation’s Childrenlast_img read more

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Vancouver Downtown Association creates street murals and new bike amenities

first_imgCity’s Culture, Arts and Heritage Program awarded VDA $20,000 in grants for projectVANCOUVER — Thanks to $20,000 in grant money from the city of Vancouver’s Culture, Arts and Heritage program, Vancouver’s Downtown Association (VDA) is launching two projects to improve the city.An abstract mural of Mt. St. Helens can now be seen along the road near the intersection of 8th and Main in Vancouver’s downtown. Photo courtesy of VDAAn abstract mural of Mt. St. Helens can now be seen along the road near the intersection of 8th and Main in Vancouver’s downtown. Photo courtesy of VDAThe projects are connected, bringing new amenities and aesthetics to parts of downtown. Multiple locations will receive decorative mural paintings along the roadways, in addition to the side of a parking structure. New bike locking stations will also be installed near some of the murals.“The city prior to COVID, had the culture, heritage and arts program that was launched, and they were allocating about $400,000 for art projects throughout the city of Vancouver,” said Michael Walker, the executive director of VDA. “We saw it as a great opportunity to apply to kind of help beautify our downtown districts.”Mural artists from around the region have been commissioned to help with the project, and videos documenting the process will be created soon, Walker said. The project is a partnership with several other businesses and organizations in Vancouver.The mural painting began earlier this month, but has been slightly postponed due to wildfire smoke in the region.Bike racks like this one will soon be installed at the St. Helens mural site to offer cyclists better lock-up options. Photo courtesy of VDABike racks like this one will soon be installed at the St. Helens mural site to offer cyclists better lock-up options. Photo courtesy of VDAThe two mural sites, one on 8th Street and Main and the other on 12th Street and Main near The Source climbing gym, will serve both artistic and utility uses. At 8th Street, a mural of Mt. St. Helens will soon be adorned with new bike racks to offer cyclists more secure and ergonomically friending lock-up spots.At 12th Street near The Source, the mural will cover all walkways in the intersection with Main. The parking garage there will also have some of the sprawling mural wrapping up its side, Walker said.  “This is a very immersive experience for the pedestrian walking through that area, art on the wall, art on the ground and art in the parklet,” Walker said. “There’s a lot of things that you would never think about until you have to do a street mural. Paint that’s really durable, using the type of paint that’s for road striping and just making sure it’s the correct consistency with how it spreads and the colors against black. There’s a lot of logistics behind that.”The project has been going for over a year now, with the help of association volunteers and community partnerships. Vancouver School of Arts and Academics (VSAA) partnered with VDA to help design the bike lock stations, which are also decorated with pacific northwest imagery. Working with a biking group for feedback, a group of about six students from the school worked on the designs of two traditional, staple racks. The simplicity was on purpose, though, Walker notes. Many of the existing bike racks in the city are actually too focused on aesthetic and being decorative to provide easy security, he said. “With COVID, we’ve had to pivot the project a lot,” Walker added. “We actually had an artist from Canada coming in, but with the COVID restrictions had to cut that. Not in a bad way, it’s been a really long process and really, really collaborative. I can’t emphasize enough, it’s been a volunteer driven process.” To learn more about the project and volunteer with VDA on similar projects, visit them online or on Facebook.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Next : Owner of Kiddie Academy in Vancouver-Salmon Creek branches out into supplemental learning programAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Vancouver Downtown Association creates street murals and new bike amenitiesPosted by Jacob GrannemanDate: Wednesday, September 16, 2020in: Businessshare 0 last_img read more

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Get to know CUSG

first_img9/10/12: Candidate Petition Packets available at CUSG office, UMC 125, or by email request10/1/12: Candidate Petitions due by 5 p.m.10/3/12: Mandatory Candidates Meeting in UMC Aspen, 6 p.m.10/12/12: Candidate Bios Due to CUSG by 5 p.m.10/16/12 or 10/17/12: Candidates Debate. Exact date TBD. Visual Arts Complex Auditorium, 7 p.m.10/22/12 – 10/25/12: Election Week. There will be an additional Candidates Debate this week. TBD. By JohnMichael Thistle, CUSG Election CommissionerThis time last year, I didn’t know what CUSG was. Of course, I knew CU had a student government, but that was the extent of my knowledge.As the new election commissioner for CUSG, I feel that a large part of my job is to share information with you that I wish had been shared with me before recent months.For those who don’t know, CUSG is the most financially powerful and autonomous student government in the entire nation. CUSG oversees a budget of $36 million, and serves as liaison between the student body and the CU administration.CUSG takes part in important decisions that affect every student at CU, and I want you to know that you have the right to make your voice heard.We work for you, and we will be able to best represent you if we know how you wish to be represented. A crucial way to ensure this will happen is through our CUSG elections.I encourage you to consider running for a representative seat this fall, and moreover, I encourage you to vote in our elections. Your vote will make a difference. Your participation will directly impact you during your time as a CU student.Please take a look at our timeline below, and consider getting involved with CUSG today.GO BUFFS! Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Published: Sept. 25, 2012 last_img read more

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KJ Somaiya Medical College and Research initiative encourages women to undergo regular breast cancer screening

first_img Related Posts WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” KJ Somaiya Medical College and Research initiative encourages women to undergo regular breast cancer screening breast cancerbreast cancer screeningMammographyPrernaself-breast examination News Radiology Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Comments (0) Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Objective to create awareness of breast cancer in community, train women aged 30+ to perform self-breast examinationThe Department of Community Medicine, KJ Somaiya Medical College and Research Project ‘Prerna’ to encourage women in low socio-economic groups in urban and rural areas of Maharashtra to undergo regular breast cancer screening. The breast cancer awareness and screening programme were started in the year 2014, as a community based urban project in Pratikshanagar and later expanded to other urban and rural field practice areas. The project through mahila mandals and other organisations conducted awareness and health checkup camps in other parts of Mumbai like Kurla, Vashi and Chembur. They have also covered rural areas like Lodhivali village in Panvel and Asangaon in Bhiwandi. These areas were selected based on their low level of awareness of breast cancer.Dr Padmavathi Dyavarishetty, Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, K J Somaiya Medical College and Research Centre says, “Women do not accord priority to their health, and the concept of undergoing a preventive health checkup does not exist. For economically challenged women, their entire life revolves around household chores; and visiting a doctor when you have no health problem is unheard of. At times other family members, especially the men discourage or even stop them from attending the hospital for a checkup.”In five years, 2907 clinical breast examinations, 358 mammograms were conducted. While 889 women were screened for cervical cancer; 1920 women were screened for anaemia; 1983 women screened for hypertension, and 1773 women had tested for diabetes.She added “The main objective of the project was to create awareness of breast cancer in the community and also train women aged 30 years and above to perform a self-breast examination and motivate women above the age of 40 years to undergo an annual clinical breast examination (CBE) and also motivate women, 50 years and above to undergo mammography once in two years. It also aimed at providing referral services, follow up and counselling services for women detected with abnormalities in CBE / mammography so that the women undergo necessary investigations and treatment.” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story By EH News Bureau on April 16, 2019 Share Add Commentlast_img read more

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Inventory attorneys, ethics advice on Board of Govenors’ December agenda

first_img By Jim AshSenior EditorWhen it meets December 6 in Orlando, the Board of Governors is expected to debate a host of proposed rule changes, including one that would allow inventory attorneys to be paid and another that would allow out-of-state attorneys to receive ethics advice.Board members will also consider adding “Technologies for Justice/Equity in Sentencing Analysis system” — a web-based, sentencing data analysis software package — as the newest Florida Bar member benefit.Florida Bar Rule 1-3.8 requires nearly every Florida Bar member to designate an inventory attorney, but the work is often time consuming and volunteers have been hard to find. The Disciplinary Procedure Committee has been working with Bar disciplinary counsel, the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, the Budget Committee, and others since January 2017 to find a solution.Inventory attorneys take possession of the files of a member who dies, disappears, is disbarred or suspended, becomes delinquent, or suffers involuntary leave of absence due to military service, and no other responsible party capable of conducting the member’s affairs is known.On the December agenda is a proposed amendment to Rule 1-3.8 (Right to Inventory) that would authorize the Bar to pay inventory attorneys for their services if certain conditions are met. The proposal anticipates paying 33 inventory attorneys up to $3,000 each, plus expenses.The Supreme Court would have the final say.Board members are also expected to consider amendments to Florida Bar procedures for ruling on questions of ethics. The change would authorize the Ethics Department to give advice to out-of-state lawyers who are authorized to provide legal services in Florida.According to a summary by the Member Benefits Committee, Technologies for Justice is a Florida-based company “formed to develop and deploy advanced technologies to foster true equity in criminal sentencing.” Jacksonville attorney A. Wellington Barlow is the CEO.The company touts the Equity in Sentencing Analysis System, or “ESAS,” as “ground-breaking, web-based software that objectifies sentencing while simultaneously serving as a practical check and balance on the power prosecutors wield in the criminal justice system.”ESAS is designed to empower users to analyze sentences in prior cases to ensure that prospective sentences in pending cases are equitable, proportional, just, and therefore consistent with the equal protection clauses in the U.S. and Florida constitutions, according to a committee summary.The system is being used by two public defender offices and by attorneys in 16 of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits, according to the summary.Active Florida Bar members would be eligible for a flat 10 % discount and an additional 5% discount would be offered to Bar members who belong to Technologies for Justice and partnered voluntary bar associations. The Florida Bar would receive an annual non-dues marketing fee for each year of the member-benefit agreement.The Member Benefits Committee has also recommended adding the following to the Member Benefit Program:• Practice42, website design, maintenance and internet marketing. Practice42 offers its clients help with daily social media posting and a marketing teams that include a strategic marketing advisor. Practice42 is offering Bar members a 10 % discount on all rates and $500 off any custom monthly marketing in a one-year contract.• PaperStreet website design, maintenance and internet marketing. Founded by a lawyer, PaperStreet claims to be an award-winning service that has designed 1,500 client websites in the past 18 years. Bar members would be entitled to a 10% discount on all services provided by PaperStreet.• Horizon Legal Solutions translation and interpretation services. Horizon Legal Solutions claims to have developed a Language Pickup mobile app that would allow Bar members to facilitate the scheduling of an interpreter/translator within minutes. Bar members would receive a 10% discount on the hourly rate for all 70-plus languages offered for interpretation and translation services. Jan 01, 2020 Top Stories Inventory attorneys, ethics advice on Board of Govenors’ December agendalast_img read more

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SMMEF donates 2.5 million to SMMUSD

first_imgHomeNewsEducationSMMEF donates 2.5 million to SMMUSD Sep. 04, 2017 at 6:15 amEducationSMMEF donates 2.5 million to SMMUSDMarina Andalon4 years agosanta monica educationsanta monica-malibu education foundationSanta Monica-Malibu Unified School DistrictSMMEFsmmusd  The Santa Monica Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) has donated almost $2.5 million to local schools for the upcoming school year.On Wednesday, August 30 SMMEF gave a fundraising update to the Santa Monica Malibu Unified Board of Education that included details on the donation.Linda Greenberg, SMMEF Executive Director said, “Here’s the great news folks, from the 2016 – 2017 campaign we have a total of 3,094 donors. This is a 15.9 percent increase from the 2015 – 2016 campaign, which is pretty spectacular.”Greenberg noted and applauded the parents who donated in last year’s campaign.The number of parent donors increased to 2,658 and the total amount given also increased over the 2015-16 campaign.“Our parent participation increased 33.9 percent and that is the best news for us because that really has helped us when we go out into the community looking for funding,” said Greenberg. “We ended the year with $1,512,000 from just parents, and that is pretty great.”Greenberg also laid out the giving society’s statistics.Corporate partners raised $393,524, including 55 donors, which is a 37.5 percent increase from last year. The superintendent’s circle raised $569,824, including 69 donors, which is a 4.5 percent increase.“Lastly we have the leadership circle. This was our first year doing this and it raised $194,318, including 70 donors,” said Greenberg.During the 2016 – 17 campaigns SMMEF hosted three successful events.They hosted the Greg Coote Concert for the Arts that raised $87,948. SMMEF hosted their second annual Santa Monica – Malibu Wine Auction, where 400 guests attended the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. The event raised $254,529.At the end of the school year, the campaign also hosted the Sand and Sea Ball event, which consisted of a Gala dance competition with local luminaries, like Superintendent Ben Drati. The event is raised $48,335.As the new school year is in full effect, SMMEF officials said they are off to a great start and as of July 31 SMMEF has raised $367,660.SMMEF gave just under $2.5 million to the Board for programs during the 2017-18 school year. The grant is meant to support a variety of programs for students at all 16 SMMUSD schools.These donations will fund arts, the district’s contracted elementary arts program, instructional assistants in classrooms, ballroom dance for fifth graders and a stretch grant for each school. Most stretch grants are used for the funds of STEM, arts, or student health and wellbeing programs.“We have had wonderful partnership with the school district and PTA and together we have been able to provide an amazing education to our students. So thank you to everyone who has contributed,” said [email protected] :santa monica educationsanta monica-malibu education foundationSanta Monica-Malibu Unified School DistrictSMMEFsmmusdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMarina Andalonview all postsDTSM data highlights ambassador expansionSM Girl Scouts learn about sisterhoodYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsSMMUSD breaks down budget revisionsBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoEducationFeaturedNewsIn-class learning continues at SMMUSDBrennon Dixson1 month agoFeaturedNewsDiscussion but no decisions at County meeting on school splitMatthew Hall2 months agoFeaturedNewsCouncil asks for open space preservation at school sitesBrennon Dixson2 months agoEducationFeaturedNewsSMMUSD holds rally to talk unificationBrennon Dixson2 months agoEducationFeaturedNewsBoard responds to possible recall petitionBrennon Dixson2 months agolast_img read more

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Fire destroys ‘Western Town’

first_imgHomeFeaturedFire destroys ‘Western Town’ Nov. 09, 2018 at 1:13 pmFeaturedNewsFire destroys ‘Western Town’Guest Author3 years agofireMalibuWoolseyCourtesy photo Associated PressThe Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has tweeted that Southern California’s huge wildfire has apparently destroyed the TV and movie production location known as “Western Town” at the historic Paramount Ranch.The National Park Service says it has no details or photos but the structures that formed Old West facades are believed to have burned on Friday.The park service says the ranch served as locations for productions ranging from 1938’s “The Adventures of Marco Polo” to TV’s “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” and the more recent shows “The Mentalist” and “Weeds.”Western Town specifically was built for TV productions in the 1950s and was used for such westerns as “The Cisco Kid” and “Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theatre.”The location set in the mountains west of Los Angeles dates to 1927 when Paramount Pictures leased the ranch and began making films there.Filming continued for decades even as the ranch changed hands. It was acquired by the National Park Service in 1980 but has continued to function as a filming location.When not in use for filming, visitors could stroll through Western Town while hiking or ride through on horseback.Fire officials say evacuations due to the raging Southern California wildfire are expected to reach about 148,000 and structural losses are expected to be significant.The so-called Woolsey Fire burning west of Los Angeles has surpassed 15 square miles Friday morning and is continuing to grow.The North Bound Pacific Coast Hwy from the McClure Tunnel to the North City Limits is closed down until further notice.  All West Bound On Ramps to the I 10 within the City of Santa Monica are closed until further noticeLos Angeles County Deputy Fire Chief Dave Richardson says 45,000 people in Ventura County and 43,000 more in Los Angeles County were ordered to evacuate overnight.Richardson estimates another 60,000 people will likely have to evacuate because the fire jumped U.S. 101 early Friday and is pushing toward the coast.He says the fire’s pace forced firefighters to focus on life-protection rather than saving structures and he expects that yet-to-be-determined number to be significant.Another fire to the west has burned more than 9 square miles in Ventura County but has slowed since reaching the footprint of a fire stripped away vegetation in 2013.A California fire official says six major fires are burning around the state, and characterized three of them as “critical.”Tags :fireMalibuWoolseyshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSouthern California fires force evacuation of MalibuNorthbound PCH closed to facilitate evacuationsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agolast_img read more

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Kroes’ EU reforms package delayed by 24 hours

first_img Neelie Kroes’ controversial telecoms reform package for Europe is to be unveiled tomorrow, a day later than initially planned.A spokesperson for Kroes played down any problems with the package, stating in an email that the package has already been passed by the College of Commissioners “without amendment.”The email added: “There have, in particular, been rumours that the net neutrality element was amended. It was not, and it was supported by an overwhelming majority. The rest was unanimously supported.”Kroes’ team was also keen to focus on the wide range of issues that will be addressed in the package: “While we know roaming is the most interesting/simple thing to cover in this package … it’s still a package. Roaming is not the ‘centrepiece’ – all the pieces matter equally, and it is designed so that all the parties are net beneficiaries.”Proposed initiatives include a plan to simplify regulation so operators can offer services anywhere in Europe following a single notification; more coordination on spectrum so pan-EU business models and companies can exist; guaranteed net neutrality; the abolition of roaming charges by 2014; and improved consumer protection such as new rights to plain language contracts, with more comparable information, guaranteed internet speeds, and greater rights for users to switch provider or contract if desired.Earlier this week EU digital chief Kroes dropped plans for a single telecoms regulator, as well as a Eurotariff termination rate scheme. Also removed from the package was any change to the definition of an electronic communications services provider, and plans for pan-European spectrum licenses.Mobile World Live will bring you all the news as it breaks tomorrow. Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 11 SEP 2013 Home Kroes’ EU reforms package delayed by 24 hours EU privacy chief flags contact-tracing challenges Vodafone to cull EU stores as it pushes digital channels Justin Springham Previous ArticleCustomers join Paydiant’s $15M roundNext ArticleAT&T completes Verizon spectrum buy to boost 4G EU members ignite hope over 5G connected cars Related Justin manages the editorial content for the Mobile World Live portal and award-winning Mobile World Live TV service. In the last few years Justin has launched and grown a portfolio of premier media products, which include the Mobile World Congress… Read more EUNeelie KroesRegulatory Tags last_img read more

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