Economy | Federal Government | Housing | Local Government | Military | SouthcentralAnchorage studies impact of possible JBER troop reductionMarch 9, 2016 by Anne Hillman, KSKA Share:Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) return to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson after a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan in October 2012. (Photo by Justin Connaher/U.S. Air Force)The Municipality of Anchorage is conducting a comprehensive study on the impact of the potential troop drawdown at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, and hosted a sparsely attended community meeting on the topic in east Anchorage on Tuesday evening. The Department of Defense will decide soon if it will remove more than 2,600 active duty army soldiers from the base.If the soldiers and their 3,000 family members do leave, the municipality wants to be ready. They are gathering community comments through focus groups, surveys and community meetings. They hired Northern Economics to create an economic model that would show the potential impacts on businesses, schools, social services and housing markets.“It will be a lot of microanalysis,” explained Susanne Fleek-Green, the mayor’s chief of staff. It involves “going to businesses, going to neighborhoods, going to community councils to better understand how the economy is affected by our strong forces here at JBER and what we can do to help make those business more resilient if there is a force drawdown.”Fleek-Green said the data will be useful even if the potential drawdown doesn’t happen. The city will better understand where service members and their families are living, shopping and volunteering, and where military spouses are working. Community members at Tuesday’s public meeting also suggested looking at how the drawdown could impact civilian contractors who work on base.Don Crandall, who lives in Mountain View, said the local businesses in his neighborhood will be negatively impacted because it’s so close to JBER. But he said there could be an upside.“We do have a severe housing shortage in Anchorage and in Mountain View. Rents are very high. Vacancy rates are very low. So this might reduce some of the pressure on that,” he said.He also suggested military hospital beds could be repurposed as detox facilities.Another of the 20 community members in attendance said he fears that troop reductions will lead to fewer services for veterans, like medical facilities.The $180,000 study is funded by the Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment. The city plans to finish and present it in May.There will be another community meeting Wednesday night at Gruening Middle School in Eagle River.Share this story:
RelatedGov’t Urged to Fast Track Liberalisation of Electrical Grid FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Opposition Spokesperson on Energy, Information and Communication Technologies, Mr. Phillip Paulwell, is urging the Government to begin negotiations with the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) to fast track the process of liberalising the electrical grid.“This will provide greater meaning and benefit to the public and complete the process of .liberalisation of generation,” Mr. Paulwell said in his contribution to the 2010/11 Budget Debate yesterday (April 14) in the House of Representatives.He contended that the Government is in a strong position to negotiate as the country owns 20 per cent of the JPS.Mr. Paulwell also urged the Government to eliminate the practice of allowing generated capacities to directly pass through the fuel cost to customers. “In a more competitive environment, with the providers having the ability to interconnect reasonably to the grid, competitive pricing will be achieved with the providers being compelled to utilise improved technologies and fuel sources that relate directly to their cost,” Mr. Paulwell argued.He also called for the implementation of a feed-in tariff system that mandates the JPS to purchase renewable energy sources at a fixed, favourable price, which may be the actual cost of supplying the energy, plus a 15 per cent premium. The move, he said, would provide an incentive for investment.Mr. Paulwell further suggested that the Government move to finalise and implement a carbon credit policy that will provide financial benefits for renewable projects and create “many suitable jobs from the new providers of electricity.” Gov’t Urged to Fast Track Liberalisation of Electrical Grid TechnologyApril 15, 2010 Advertisements RelatedGov’t Urged to Fast Track Liberalisation of Electrical Grid RelatedGov’t Urged to Fast Track Liberalisation of Electrical Grid
BTsecurity BT preps renewed 5G push, pandemic hits earnings Previous ArticleRival mulls throwing salt on Sunrise, Liberty dealNext ArticleMediaTek seeks US nod to supply Huawei chips BT Group reshuffled its vendor portfolio by tapping into new partnerships with security and technology companies, in an effort to enhance protection for its managed services and boost customer experience.In a statement, the operator named McAfee, Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet as “critical partners” in delivering products and services for integration into BT’s global portfolio.Combined, the companies will work towards “a roadmap of security solutions which continue to reflect evolving customer demands and integrate the latest developments in security automation”.BT said its move came after the “largest-ever appraisal” of its security partners and a review of the entire ecosystem, after finding out its customers needed simplicity in the sector.“We’re able to use our deep experience and insight of the security ecosystem to help our customers navigate what can be an incredibly confusing market”, BT Security MD Kevin Brown said.The operator confirmed Microsoft, IBM and Cisco as strategic partners, and added nine other companies as ecosystem partners, including Skybox Security, Forescout Technologies and Zscaler. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Yanitsa Boyadzhieva EU tipped to court India in 5G security standards effort Home BT boosts security play with new vendor tie-ups Related BT mulls options for sports TV service Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore2 28 AUG 2020
Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. The U.S Census Bureau released Montana’s 2010 population figures to the governor and state Legislature Tuesday. The numbers show that Flathead County’s population has grown by 22 percent over the last 10 years, increasing from 74,471 to 90,928 in that time. Flathead is the third most populous county in the state, according to the Census, behind Yellowstone and Missoula. This county is also among the fastest growing, along with Gallatin and Broadwater. Montana’s population is nearing 1 million. It has grown by 9.7 percent since 2000, or by 87,220 people, and the state now has 989,415 residents. Much of the increase can be attributed to growth in Western Montana and Yellowstone County. Meanwhile, several counties along the Hi-Line and in Eastern Montana lost population.Most Populous Counties in Montana (Percent Change from 2000)Yellowstone County: 147,972 (14.4%)Missoula County: 109,299 (14.1%)Flathead County: 90,928 (22.1%)Gallatin County: 89,513 (32%)Cascade County: 81,327 (1.2%)Lewis and Clark County: 63,395 (13.8%)Ravalli County: 40,212 (11.5%)Silver Bow County: 34,200 (-1.2%)Lake County: 28,746 (8.4%)Lincoln County: 19,687 (4.5%)Here’s more Montana Census data released Tuesday. Email
AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Previous articleSecurity alert ongoing in StrabaneNext articleLuke Ming Flanagan lends his support to beef farmers News Highland Pinterest Google+ Twitter Reduced Garda service in Donegal comes at cost of Trump visit Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – August 6, 2019 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme The Donegal GRA Spokesperson claims money allocated for the force’s transport budget will be used to part cover Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland.Its estimated that security for the US President’s trip in June came at a cost of €11 million.Brendan O’Connor says as a result of much needed funding for extra Garda vehicles being redirected to cover President Trump’s visit, people in Donegal will be forced to accept a reduced Garda service:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/brendanoc.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Twitter News Pinterest Previous articleComortas Peile na Gaeltachta Results – Saturday 4th June 2017Next articleGAA Preview with Joe Kernan admin Google+ WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Former Finn Harps player Declan McIntyre has left Sligo Rovers.The Showgrounds club confirmed that McIntyre has departed the club by mutual consent.McIntyre has been assistant manager for the last 18 months and recently acted as caretaker manager.He also had previous spells in playing and coaching roles with Rovers.In a statement, the club thanked him for his contributions and wished him the very best in his future career.Sligo recently appointed Gerard Lyttle as their new manager.McIntyre spent many years with both Harps and Sligo as a goalkeeper and won an FAI Cup medial with Galway United in 1991. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Declan McIntyre departs Sligo Rovers by mutual consent Pinterest Facebook By admin – June 3, 2017 Twitter Facebook Google+ Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan
By Alexander Whiteman 28/06/2019 Oscar de Bok (pictured above) is set to replace John Gilbert on the board at Deutsche Post DHL, following Mr Gilbert’s decision to leave the company, citing personal reasons.Mr de Bok’s elevation follows his appointment as chief executive for DHL Supply Chain EMEA.He is something of a company veteran, joining the group in 1999 after it acquired Dutch logistics outfit Nedlloyd, and has held a number of roles, rising to managing director of supply chain for several countries.Group chief executive Frank Appel said: “Oscar de Bok successfully led DHL Supply Chain businesses in both Asia Pacific and Europe. He’s the right person to continue growing our business through operational excellence, accelerated digitalisation, employee engagement and customer centricity.” Mr de Bok’s appointment to the board will come into effect on 1 October, marking an end to Mr Gilbert’s 25-year tenure with the company.As “one of the key drivers of the 2020 strategic agenda”, he was cited as a key member of the supply chain team and appointed to the board in 2014.Chairman Nikolaus von Bomhard said: “We regretfully accept John’s resignation and express our sincere gratitude for his 25 years of successful service to the company.”
Subway Surfers becomes first Android game to pass 1bn downloadsSybo and Kiloo’s mobile hit achieves new milestone after outperforming all other games last yearJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefFriday 16th March 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleKiloo GamesSYBOEndless runner Subway Surfers has been downloaded more than one billion times on Google Play – making it the first Android title to do so.Danish developer Sybo and mobile publisher Kiloo Games report that the milestone follows a hugely successful 2017, in which the game achieved more worldwide downloads than any other mobile title.In fact, Subway Surfers achieved its highest number of downloads within a year, with more than 400 million ‘mostly organic’ installs, according to an official release.The game was first launched in May 2012. Marketing for the title has continued through the Subway Surfers World Tour, an initiative that has seen promotional activity through 79 events around the globe.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Sybo is also keen to expand on the brand, with animated short films in the works for 2018.”We have really achieved greatness by combining our strengths at Sybo and Kiloo,” says CEO Mathias Gredal Noervig. “The continued growth of the game and brand is our focus, and we are excited about future releases, and the animated short films that are launching later this year. The players will have even more great content to consume.”It’s not all been plain sailing for Sybo and Kiloo. Both firms ended up in court last year after alleged misuse of children’s data.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesSubway Surfers developer to launch video streaming platformSYBO TV to host live streams, trailers, and other video content related to the mobile endless runnerBy Rebekah Valentine 2 years agoAlleged misuse of children’s data lands Subway Surfers studio in courtNew York and California lawsuits filed against Sybo and KilooBy James Batchelor 3 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.