Nokia to axe up to 10,000 jobs within next two years

first_img Share Nokia to axe up to 10,000 jobs within next two years Damian Shepherd whatsapp “Ensuring we have the right setup and capabilities is a necessary step to deliver sustainable long-term performance,” he said. Telecoms group Nokia said on Tuesday it plans to cut up to 10,000 jobs within the next two years to trim costs and boost investment in research capabilities. The company said in a statement it expects around €600m to €700m of restructuring and associated charges by 2023. Nokia predicts the restructuring will lower its cost base by about €600m by the end of 2023, with half of those savings expected to be reached this year. These savings will offset increased investments in research and development of future capabilities and costs related to salary inflation, the company said. whatsapp Pekka Lundmark, president and CEO of Nokia, said that decisions to cut employees “are never taken lightly”. “My priority is to ensure that everyone impacted is supported through this process.” Nokia said in a statement that decisions to cut jobs “are never taken lightly”. Nokia said in a statement that decisions to cut jobs “are never taken lightly”. Also Read: Nokia to axe up to 10,000 jobs within next two years Nokia said in a statement that decisions to cut jobs “are never taken lightly”. Also Read: Nokia to axe up to 10,000 jobs within next two years Lundmark is expected to present his long-term plans and set financial targets during the firm’s capital markets day on Thursday. More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Tuesday 16 March 2021 8:57 am After taking over the job last year, Lundmark has been transforming the company to better compete with Nordic rival Ericsson. He announced a new strategy last October which stated the company would do “whatever it takes” to take the lead in 5G. Nokia said in a statement that decisions to cut jobs “are never taken lightly”. Also Read: Nokia to axe up to 10,000 jobs within next two years Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

Wrangell fisherman, son sentenced for falsifying halibut reports

first_imgCrime & Courts | Economy | Fisheries | SoutheastWrangell fisherman, son sentenced for falsifying halibut reportsJanuary 7, 2016 by Matt Miller, KTOO Share:A Wrangell man and his son have both been sentenced to five years probation and fined a combined $100,000 dollars for falsifying halibut landing reports.Charles “Chuck” J. Petticrew Sr. was sentenced on the felony charge of conspiracy to falsify Individual Fishing Quota records in U.S. District Court in Juneau Monday, just hours before his son was sentenced on a similar, but lesser charge.Petticrew, 70, was also ordered to install a tracking device on his fishing vessel Arlice, a measure that his attorney Michael Moberly says is already underway.Between June 2010 and May 2013, Petticrew would log halibut catches from the Gulf of Alaska, known as Area 3A, when the fish were actually caught in Area 2C along the outer coast of Southeast Alaska.Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Schmidt said Petticrew tried to save travel time and money. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries enforcement agent noticed 3,977 pounds in logged catches did not correspond with common landing ports for that area. The value of that halibut was estimated at $23,375.Petticrew was never accused of harvesting more fish than he was allowed, just falsifying in which area that fish was caught. He admitted to the allegations and the proposed sentence was part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. He must pay $90,000 in fines.Petticrew told the court that he was very dissatisfied with himself for putting his family through this ordeal. He said the violation originated from his inability to climb ladders to the processor, and his son would go up and sign the paperwork for him.Moberly said Petticrew has struggled with the fishing business since a crane accident over thirty years ago that injured his left foot and forced amputation of his right leg. Petticrew used both a wheelchair and crutches during his Monday appearance in court.Charles “Jeff J. Petticrew Jr. was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine in addition to the five years on probation for a misdemeanor charge of violating the Lacey Act by falsifying records.The younger Petticrew, 42, works as a substitute teacher in the Anchorage School District during the off-season. He said he’s very sorry for what’s transpired and he takes pride in the integrity of the fishery, such as throwing fish back when they are undersized. But he said life is about choices, and he chose poorly.Share this story:last_img read more

Laois school return delayed due to unfinished remedial works

first_img Facebook By Siun Lennon – 20th August 2019 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Laois school return delayed due to unfinished remedial works RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSPresentation PortarlingtonPresentation Primary School Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Home News Community Laois school return delayed due to unfinished remedial works NewsCommunity Twitter Twitter Pinterest Facebook A Laois school has had to put back opening its doors to staff and pupils as remedial work on the school building is not yet finished.Presentation Primary School Portarlington will not be re-opening its doors until Monday, September 2.In an email sent to parents and guardians today, principal Cathal Ruane explained the circumstances:“Unfortunately, today the Department of Education has informed the school Board of Management the construction company will not be finished the remedial work on the school building until Friday August 30.“The children will not be able to return to school until Monday September 2, the Board completely understand that this is hugely inconvenient for you all but it is out of our control.“Staff will be back on Tuesday next as per calendar for in-service and during the week preparing etc. and getting the classrooms and ASD unit ready over the weekend of the 31.“The Board and school staff appreciate your continued support with this last step in getting our school back to normal.”All classes will be returning on Monday, September 2.Work began on the school earlier this summer.Last week, the Department of Education said the defects had already been ‘permanently remediated’.However this essential building work has not yet been completed and the school has no other choice to but to open at the later date.SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Smiles galore as Cul Camp season nears an end in Kilcavan GAA GAA GAA WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleIn Pictures: Smiles galore as Cul Camp season nears an end in KilcavanNext articleFisherstown Tractor and Truck Run raises €26,510 for Laois Hospice Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.last_img read more

New Measures To Govern Importation Of Motor Vehicles

first_imgNew Measures To Govern Importation Of Motor Vehicles UncategorizedSeptember 14, 2008 RelatedNew Measures To Govern Importation Of Motor Vehicles FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail New measures governing the importation of motor vehicles are being developed by the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, State Minister, Michael Stern, has disclosed.He said that the measures, to be drafted into a policy, are being developed in conjunction with the modification of other specific guidelines, and would provide a single and comprehensive reference document on Jamaica’s motor vehicle import policy.Speaking at the Annual General Meeting of the Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association (JUCDA), at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston on September 11, Mr. Stern said the new policy, which is to be tabled in Parliament soon, would seek to balance several important factors. These, he outlined, include: road safety, consumer choice and protection, fair competition, revenue collection, safeguarding intellectual property rights, and environmental protection.He noted that since 1989, various policy measures, aimed at liberalising motor vehicle importation, have been introduced, which have been subjected to revisions.“The review of the existing policy will include consultations with stakeholders in the industry; new provisions as well as amendments to several stipulations in the documentation; approved methods of determining model year; warranty on motor vehicles; mandatory requirements for manuals to be in English; stock and availability of spare parts; certification of new and used car dealers; importation of new cars by used car dealers; importation of cars by individuals and returning residents; procedures for import permits; and importation of damaged vehicles, and racing cars,” Mr. Stern outlined.The review will also focus on: importation of half cars and clips for repairs, classic and limited edition cars, import documentation, age of imported vehicles, and a stipulation that all documentation for vehicles be in English.Mr. Stern advised that, once the consultations have taken place, the policy would be tabled in Parliament, for promulgation into law.“Certified dealers are reminded, that the requirements of this policy will apply to the importer on record, and the user of the sub-dealer or broker, (and) will not exempt the certified dealer from their responsibilities,” he said. RelatedNew Measures To Govern Importation Of Motor Vehiclescenter_img RelatedNew Measures To Govern Importation Of Motor Vehicles Advertisementslast_img read more

More domestic gas for Southern states

first_imgMore domestic gas for Southern states The nation’s peak oil and gas industry body today said Origin’s decision to materially increase gas supply to customers in southern markets shows the market is working and is further proof that Australia’s oil and gas industry continues to deliver for the Australian economy.APPEA Chief Executive Andrew McConville said Origin’s four-year supply agreement with Australia Pacific LNG, has secured up to an additional 91 PJ of gas from January 2022.“Not only have domestic gas prices consistently fallen since 2016, our industry is continuing to do the heavy lifting to provide more supply to domestic users despite some states not allowing onshore developments,” Mr McConville said.“The oil and gas industry underpins around 80,000 direct and indirect jobs – and hundreds of thousands of Australian jobs rely on the reliable, affordable and sustainable supply of oil and gas.“Australia’s oil and gas industry is helping ensure we keep the lights on at home, and our hospitals and other public facilities operating, by continuing to deliver energy to the domestic market.“Today’s announcement is another reminder that intervention by Government isn’t needed to get more supply into the market.“A recent EY report found that there is a national economic boost of over $350 billion and a boost to employment of around 220,000 jobs over the next 20 years if we can get the investment settings right.”Read the /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, APPEA, Australia, Australian, Economy, employment, energy, gas, Government, industry, Investment, jobs, market, natural gas, oil, pacific, southern, sustainablelast_img read more

Time to Submit Your Wines in the Sommeliers Choice Awards

first_imgEmail AdvertisementEnter your wines in the 2019 SCA Awards and get it judged by leading on-premise buyers and sommeliers of USA. Submission Deadline is April 10, 2019The competition will focus on the needs of on-premise establishments such as bars, restaurants, lounges, and clubs. Sommeliers in the USA will now have a valuable tool for recognizing which wines – especially wines from up-and-coming international wine regions – would make an important addition to that restaurant’s wine list. That is particularly important in today’s competitive marketplace, where on-premise establishments are using their wine lists as an important and valuable way to stand out from the crowd and attract new customers. [Enter Your Wines Here]The judging panel of the Sommeliers Choice Awards will consist entirely of top sommeliers, wine directors at U.S. restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs. In order to be selected as a judge, sommeliers need to provide evidence of their expertise within the on-premise industry.Wines will be judged according to criteria such as how well they pair with food, typicity, value, quality and packaging. The Sommeliers Choice Awards is currently accepting entries for a variety of different categories.Competition overview | Judges | Judging Process | Enter OnlineBenefits and Visibility1. Raise the profile of your winesWinning a Sommeliers Choice Award is a mark of excellence that is recognized across the wine industry. Especially if you are a wine producer or merchant from a non-U.S. wine destination, this is the perfect chance to win recognition for your wines within the U.S. marketplace.2. Get in front of a hard-to-reach audienceThe judging panel of the Sommeliers Choice Awards will consist entirely of top sommeliers, on-premise wine buyers, and wine directors at U.S. restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs. The Sommeliers Choice Awards provide an opportunity to reach a large group of these influential trade professionals.3. Promote your award-winning winesAll winners at the Sommeliers Choice Awards are fully supported by Beverage Trade Network in promoting their new medals or awards. Examples of promotional support include:Prominent listing on the Sommeliers Choice Awards websitePress release mention of all winners at the conclusion of the eventSocial media marketing supportMedal stickers for bottlesAward logos and other promotional materials (available for download)Special features on all Gold Medal winnersEntry into Top 100 Wines For On-Premise Sector list if your wine is in the top 100.As a result of winning a medal at the Sommeliers Choice Awards, you will be able to:Increase your sales within the very important U.S. wine marketReach a new audience of on-premise buyers, consultants and sommeliersPromote your awards in key international marketsAttract additional PR and media attention for award-winning winesIncrease the reach and recognition of other wines in your wine portfolioIn some cases, a single Medal or Award will continue to benefit your wine sales for years to come.There is no better way to reach sommeliers at top U.S. hotels, restaurants, bars and pubs than to win an award that is by and for other sommeliers. All judging is by leading sommeliers and on-premise wine buyers, ensuring that all awards and scores earned within the competition are backed by a guarantee of quality. When wine buyers are looking for wines to add to a wine list, the first place they look is the Sommeliers Choice Awards. Names of award winners will be distributed nationwide to trade buyers within the United States.Enter your wines in 2019 Sommeliers Choice Awards.Key Dates:Registration Ends: April 10, 2019Warehouse Closes For Samples: May 05, 2019Judging: May 19-20, 2019Winners Announced: June 10, 2019Fee Schedule (per wine): $120 – Now till April 10, 2019 (Price in USD)Submission Deadline: Apr 10, 2019.Enter NowAdvertisement Previous articleJoin the New York Wine & Grape Foundation for the 8th Annual NY Drinks NY Grand TastingNext articleStackTek Partners with G3 to Offer 187ml Single Servings Advertorial Share Twitter Home Wine Industry Spotlights Time to Submit Your Wines in the Sommeliers Choice AwardsWine Industry SpotlightsTime to Submit Your Wines in the Sommeliers Choice AwardsBy Advertorial – March 25, 2019 178 0 ReddIt Linkedin Pinterest TAGSfeaturedSommeliers Choice Awards Facebooklast_img read more

Telangana govt asks centre for more COVID-19 vaccines

first_img Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Telangana govt asks centre for more COVID-19 vaccines Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha COVID-19 Updates News Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Related Posts To put a counselling mechanism in place to counsel health workers who register for vaccine but withdraw due to alleged fears: Eatala RajenderTelangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender indicated that his government has requested the union health minister to allow his state to get more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, as it is developed within the state (in Hyderabad, reportedly referring to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin) so that it can be given out to more people.He revealed that Telengana has received eight lakh doses so far, and also mentioned that the vaccine is not very costly, as it doesn’t cost more than Rs 200/-. The state health minister made the point that while the Telangana Government is committed to making the vaccine available to everybody, it is the Union government which is full control of the matter.He was speaking at a virtual meeting on the COVID-19 vaccine arranged on January 31, arranged by Telangana State Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Trade (TSFCCT).Mentioning that he had volunteered to take the vaccine to give confidence and courage and to dispel fear about the vaccine, Eatala Rajendra expressed concern that 25 to 30 per cent health workers still have not taken the vaccine.In a statement released by the TSFCCT, the Health Minister, Government of Telangana said that it was true that some people are afraid to take vaccines due to fears spread by unreliable and unscientific news and rumours being circulated. The Telangana government is therefore reportedly contemplating to put a counselling mechanism in place to counsel and give confidence to those health workers who register for the COVID-19 vaccine but withdraw due to alleged fears.Calling on the medical fraternity to dispel those fears, he said it is they who can clear the air and suggested they use social media and mass media to spread awareness about the efficacy of the vaccine.In his talk the Telengana health minister referred to the use of penicillin, which has saved millions of lives over the past years since its first use in 1928, yet there are still checks if there are any reactions before it is given. He also reminded attendees that Penicillin G procaine, that is given by injection into a muscle, is approved to treat bacterial infections in different parts of the body and has been in use since 1928. But, even though there are reports about common allergic reactions to penicillin including rashes, hives, itchy eyes, and swollen lips, tongue, or face, it continues to be in use.Moving to mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines, the Telengana health minister mentioned that no one knows exactly how it behaves. While it behaves differently in different countries and environments, the Minister reminded that like all vaccines, COVID-19 mRNA vaccines have been rigorously tested for safety before being authorised for use.He made the point that mRNA technology is new, but not unknown. “As far as what I gathered from the experts is that mRNA from the vaccine never enters the nucleus of the cell and does not affect or interact with a person’s DNA. It may not be a 100 per cent efficacy vaccine. But it serves the purpose and gives bharosa (confidence).”Eatala Rajendra went on to say that if anybody has any doubts, they can consult their doctors, experts before taking the vaccine as they are the best people to give that confidence to the people.He assured listeners that the government and also as suggested by the organiser of the talk Prakash Ammanabolu, President, TSFCCT, Telangana Government, will play its role to create confidence in the people about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and dispel their alleged fears.Opining that Telangana has fared well on all fronts be it recovery, curtailing deaths, we continue to strive hard, shared the Minister. “From the perception of compulsory death, if a person contracts COVID-19, we have reached the stage that nothing will happen. But, this journey has been hard and tough, and it was possible due to everyone’s effort,” said Eatala Rajender, as per the release.The talk was a continuation of similar engagements with experts and ministers, arranged by the TSFCCT, a professional body of 11 lakh traders in the state of Telangana, which was reporteldy hit very hard due to the pandemic. MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share Comments (0) By EH News Bureau on February 1, 2021 Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals COVID-19 vaccinationsEatala RajendraTelangana State Federation of Chambers of Commerce & TradeTelengana The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Add Commentlast_img read more

PS knocks rigours of opening new bank accounts

first_imgPS knocks rigours of opening new bank accounts Finance & Public ServiceDecember 9, 2010 RelatedPS knocks rigours of opening new bank accounts RelatedPS knocks rigours of opening new bank accounts Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Reginald Budhan, says the principle of universal access should be adopted by banking institutions, to ensure that customers get the best service and rates possible.Mr. Budhan said the Ministry was receiving daily complaints about the difficulty in opening bank accounts, which was worse in the case of businesses.“The level of difficulty that citizens and businesses now face in opening bank accounts, is inconsistent with the modern business environment where (people cannot deal in cash for large transactions, and need banking services),” he lamented.Mr. Budhan, who was speaking at a workshop on the ‘Promotion of Consumer Protection Project in the Caribbean’, on Wednesday (December 8) at the Wyndham Kingston Hotel, New Kingston, said persons should be able to open bank accounts without the rigours that now prevail.Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Industry, Investment and Commerce, Reginald Budhan (left) shares a light moment with (from 2nd left) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Consumer Affairs Commission, Dolsie Allen; Project Coordinator, Consumer International, Candice Ramessar; and Acting Representative, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Juliann Belgrave, during December 8 workshop on the ‘Promotion of Consumer Protection Project in the Caribbean’ at the Wyndham Kingston Hotel.He said given the sophistication of the business environment, banking is a critical basic service for citizens, and the ability of a citizen to open a bank account must, therefore, be seen as a necessity for citizens.He stated that, currently, there is an atmosphere of perceived lack of respect for consumers among the banks.“For example, one of our commercial banks increased by 400 per cent (from $500 to $2,000) the minimum amount that a customer must deposit to open an account at the bank, or is required to have in their account at all times. A monthly fee of $29 is imposed on the customer, if the amount falls below the required minimum,” he said.He said with respect to small account holders, the banks should look at cross-subsidizing, which is how the principle of universal access and service works.The Permanent Secretary also noted that consumer protection was essential, both for consumers and for the sellers of goods and services in the Caribbean. For the consumer, he said, protection means combating and eliminating ignorance, being aware of rights and having remedies against unscrupulous marketers.He said there is need for greater protection, awareness and vigilance on the part of the consumers, as well.The Promotion of Consumer Protection Project in the Caribbean is a three-year initiative being implemented in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, focussing on the promotion of consumer protection.It was conceived against the background of the changing global economic environment, the formation of trading blocks and the consequences and opportunities that they provide for consumers and consumer protection in the Caribbean.It seeks to deepen regional integration and market reform in the target countries, through the strengthening of consumer protection capacity. It also seeks to re-enforce the capacity of the non-governmental and Governmental agencies that are involved in consumer protection, to be able to more effectively carry out their mandates. RelatedPS knocks rigours of opening new bank accountslast_img read more

City proposes cap on electric scooters

first_imgHomeNewsCity proposes cap on electric scooters Jun. 09, 2018 at 5:00 amNewsCity proposes cap on electric scootersadmin3 years agoBirddaily pressNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica news The City of Santa Monica is proposing new rules to limit the number of dockless vehicles in the city, including the now ubiquitous scooters from companies like Bird and Lime.Staff is proposing a pilot program that would cap the total number of devices in the city at 1,500 split between up to three companies. The cap could increase to 2,250 depending on the results of the pilot. In addition, companies would be required to adhere to minimum operating requirements in seven categories including maintenance, education, safety, customer service, data sharing and insurance/indemnification. The program will be up for discussion at this Tuesday’s City Council Meeting.Two companies are currently operating in Santa Monica, Bird, and Lime. Both companies offer electric scooters via a smartphone app for an initial fee of $1 and 15 cents per minute thereafter. Riders can pick up a scooter from wherever they find it and leave it at their destination.Bird is native to Santa Monica and while it’s proved popular with users, the City administration has been less enamored with the company.The City filed a lawsuit against the company that was eventually settled for $300,000 plus concessions from the company regarding its educational outreach and distribution operations.The City has been regulating the companies under a temporary emergency ordinance that specifies dockless vehicles are subject to the city’s vending regulations and established an impound fee of $60 when the vehicles pose “an immediate hazard or obstruct access.”According to staff, SMPD has been actively enforcing laws related to the scooters. Officers have conducted 623 stops and issued 302 citations in the first three months of 2018, and over 809 stops and issuing 366 citations in the month of May.“We’re proud that Santa Monica was Bird’s first city, and since launching just nine months ago our riders have taken 577,930 rides. If one assumes that just half of these Bird rides replaced a one-mile car trip, then according to EPA data, Santa Monica riders have prevented 257,372 pounds of carbon emissions, pollution that contributes to climate change,” said Bird Spokesperson Kenneth Baer.“We are glad the city of Santa Monica is moving forward with an ordinance allowing us to continue to provide our convenient and affordable transportation solution. However, we are disappointed to see that the proposed ordinance introduces a cap on the number of vehicles as it will severely undercut our ability to serve all of the neighborhoods and residents of Santa Monica. If the ordinance is put into place as introduced, then electric mobility companies like Bird will need to put scooters only in the areas of densest use, limiting our potential to help all people get out of cars, reduce traffic and cut carbon emissions.”Staff said the pilot program won’t impede existing efforts to regulate the companies.“This does not deter the City from issuing citations to individual violators of the California Vehicle Code, nor preclude ongoing educational efforts to promote responsible behavior from all who share our city streets,” said the staff report. “Instead, the pilot proposal is designed to directly address the new and very real challenges posed by the introduction of large numbers of new mobility devices. Staff believes this approach is consistent with the Council’s Strategic Goal of promoting a new model of mobility for Santa Monica and the Council’s adoption of Vision Zero to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from roadway collisions.”Lime Spokeswoman, Mary Caroline Pruitt said the company will work with regulators.“We applaud the City of Santa Monica for embracing innovative shared mobility in a more formalized manner and look forward to continued collaboration as they work to further establish a regulatory framework around scooters,” she said. “We support regulations that prioritize rider safety and accessibility, but also enable Lime to provide affordable, equitable transportation by allowing us to have enough scooters to serve the entirety of the City, including areas that are underserved.”Staff has recommended all permits for the companies would expire in September of this year to allow implementation of the proposed 16-month pilot program.Council will meet on Tuesday, June 12 in City Hall, 1685 Main St. Closed session begins at 5:30 p.m. with open session beginning no earlier than 6:30 [email protected] :Birddaily pressNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica newsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLaughing MattersKBUGYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 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

WELCOME TO STRICTLY BUSINESS

first_imgHomeOpinionColumnsWELCOME TO STRICTLY BUSINESS Mar. 09, 2021 at 6:00 amColumnsNewsOpinionWELCOME TO STRICTLY BUSINESSDavid Pisarra3 months agobusinessDavid Pisarra I’ve always loved business. The ability to create money, opportunity and value for others is what makes a good business model. As a boy I wanted to be a great industrialist. Attending college in the late 80’s the dream was to be a titan of American Capitalism like I learned about from the PBS show, “In Search of Excellence”. The program showcased 8 companies business consultant Tom Peters chose from his book of the same title.I recall sitting in the den of my mom’s house with my best friend Eric and we would fantasize about the amazing business ideas our teenage brains could create. There were dreams of private jets, fast cars and a world of riches and impact that played out in our imaginations. We watched voraciously and learned lessons that to this day I employ when I have employees.One of my favorite stories was the FedEx helicopter tale. In the early days of FedEx Fred Smith (when he was betting the entire company’s cash in Vegas to make payroll – maybe a true story!) was building not just the company, but its ethos, its very culture was being pieced together with new adventures and happenings that would become corporate lore. As I recall the story, one of the outlying FedEx posts in Colorado had a load of packages that had to get to the central processing, but a huge snowstorm had come through and dumped too much snow for the trucks to make the drive. The station chief was living by the “absolutely, positively had to be there” credo that was the defining characteristic of the company, and was determined to not let his customers down.As the day worn on, the roads weren’t opened, but the weather broke enough for a helicopter to take off. So the chief did the only thing he could think of, he rented a helicopter to take the packages to the processing unit, at a cost of $13,000 if I remember rightly. Now any first day business student will tell you that is absolutely the stupidest thing to do. You don’t spend $13,000 to send a few packages a few miles. But the chief was living what founder Fred Smith set out as a guiding principle – “absolutely, positively had to be there.” He got the packages to the processing unit in time and made his clients wishes come true.More importantly, when the expense report was submitted by the chief, he wasn’t reprimanded, he got an approval. The message sent to the entire organization was that management would back up their people when they made tough calls. Of course he was told to not make a habit of it, but think of the value to the company’s esprit du corps, and the value of that story, that I’m still telling it 30-40 years later. It was well spent money.Today, as our world pulls itself out of a cataclysmic event, the pandemic and its profound impact on the world of business, I start a new column – Strictly Business. The focus will be on what companies are doing to regroup, reposition and respond to the epic changes in the way that business is conducted, how people interact with companies and what new expectations they have of how to get things done.I’ll be focusing on both individual companies and on industries, primarily local, smaller organizations that are having a direct impact on our community. Sometimes I’ll be looking at an industry and how it’s being impacted by the pandemic and what changes have been forced upon the players. I’ll be working with entrepreneurs, C-Level Executives and industry professionals to bring you my view of what is happening, how it will help or hurt us, and what I see as the future of business in our world.If you have good idea for a story, or know of a company that is innovating in some novel way that should be brought to a wider audience, please drop me an email at [email protected] and let’s see what the future is looking like.Tags :businessshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCalifornia could create new hotline for mental health callsTrial for ex-cop charged in Floyd’s death forges on, for nowYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more