Amazon halts alcohol sales in Northern Ireland following new Brexit customs rules

first_img A Gardai police officer mans a checkpoint on the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (Getty Images) Also Read: Amazon halts alcohol sales in Northern Ireland following new Brexit customs rules A Gardai police officer mans a checkpoint on the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (Getty Images) Also Read: Amazon halts alcohol sales in Northern Ireland following new Brexit customs rules Amazon halts alcohol sales in Northern Ireland following new Brexit customs rules Online shoppers are already facing fewer choices in Northern Ireland, as big retailers such as Dunelm, John Lewis and TK Maxx pause deliveries. whatsapp The company is concerned that excise duty will now have to be paid twice on alcohol shipments sent from British mainland across the Irish Sea. Amazon suspended orders in Northern Ireland at the end of December, shortly after the UK/EU trade deal was published. Online retail giant Amazon has halted sales of wines, beers and spirits in Northern Ireland as it prepares to de-list more products under new Brexit customs rules. Damian Shepherd Share “If you are selling your goods in multiple European countries that is hours more work now needed to make sure they sail through borders.” More From Our Partners Fort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com A Gardai police officer mans a checkpoint on the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (Getty Images) A government spokesperson said: “These goods will not be taxed twice, and we will issue new guidance clarifying the position to ensure any remaining issues are addressed.”center_img New paperwork Selwyn Stein, managing director of London-based VAT reclamation firm VAT IT, told City A.M.: “Get one thing wrong in the reams of new paperwork and goods can be impounded or fines levied. Wednesday 27 January 2021 10:03 am A separate agreement was struck requiring a regulatory border in the Irish Sea between Northern Ireland the rest of the UK to keep the border open. Big retailers pause deliveries whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Britain left the European Union’s single market and customs union on 31 December, introducing paperwork and declarations for businesses that import and export goods with the bloc. In a statement, an Amazon spokesperson said: “We are planning and preparing for a 1 April end of the grace period so we can continue to serve our customers in Northern Ireland who count on Amazon with the broadest possible selection of products.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comMoney PopThe Most Overpriced Vehicles On the Market Right NowMoney PopQuizscape8 Out Of 10 Men Fails This Car Engine Quiz. Can You Pass It?QuizscapeLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash 45 Days Early Issues Next Major WarningThe Legacy Report The British government said most parcels are continuing to move smoothly and there was no reason for businesses not to send goods to Northern Ireland. The decision is unlikely to be reversed until clarity is obtained on the tax situation from HMRC. Tags: Amazon Brexit HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)last_img read more

Tazlina brought back into service to provide more Southeast Alaska ferry sailings

first_imgJuneau | Southeast | State Government | TransportationTazlina brought back into service to provide more Southeast Alaska ferry sailingsNovember 15, 2019 by Henry Leasia, KHNS – Haines Share:The MV Tazlina ties up in Haines during its maiden voyage on May 7, 2019. (Photo by Jacob Resneck/CoastAlaska)The Alaska Marine Highway System restored ferry service Friday to some of the communities that had service slashed earlier this month. The ferry Tazlina will be brought back online to make up for previously canceled sailings.Earlier this month, AMHS pulled two ferries, the Aurora and the LeConte, out of service. Both ships need extensive repairs. This severely reduced winter ferry trips to Haines, Skagway and Hoonah. The communities of Tenakee Springs, Pelican, Gustavus and Angoon lost winter ferry service altogether.According to AMHS spokesperson Sam Dapcevich, the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has been looking for ways to increase service to the affected communities since then.“Alaska Marine Highway System decided to explore other alternatives, and I know there was quite a bit of discussion and collaboration with the unions so we could come up with a way to make it happen,” Dapcevich said.The Tazlina was scheduled to have new side doors installed this winter, but the contract for that work was not finalized. Instead the ship will provide service between Juneau and the communities of Haines, Skagway, Hoonah and Gustavus. The first sailing is scheduled for Nov. 21.Dapcevich said AMHS hopes the ship can sail to Angoon, but it is unclear if that will be possible.“We’re working on resolving an issue with the dock in Angoon. If we can get that issue resolved, then we will also service Angoon,” Dapcevich said.The Tazlina is not compatible with the ferry docks in Tenakee Springs and Pelican. AMHS does not plan to provide any ferry service to those communities this winter.The winter sailing schedule for the Tazlina is available online at ferryalaska.com.Abrupt Alaska ferry cancellations strand hundreds of people, vehiclesShare this story:last_img read more

News / Container terminal sector experiencing change with a new breed of operator

first_img A new breed of international container terminal operators has emerged over the past few years to challenge established companies which have traditionally dominated the sector.Localised players, such as ICTSI, SSA Marine, Eurogate and HHLA, have always had particular strengths in certain areas, but for almost a decade the container terminal operating industry’s four main global players have been ever-present in bidding for new concessions and privatisation opportunities – Hutchison, PSA, DP World and APM Terminals.Now however, according to the latest Global Terminal Operators Annual review released by Drewry, two new entrants have been added to the list of global terminal operators this year – France-based Bolloré and China Merchants Holdings International (CMHI).Drewry’s director of ports, Neil Davidson, described CMHI as “a significant new entrant this year”, calculating that after its 49% acquisition of the CMA CGM’s Terminal Link subsidiary, the company now has a 3.6% market share of the global container terminal industry.In contrast, the largest box port operator in terms of volumes remains Singapore’s PSA, which has an 8% global market share, and last year handled 61.8m teu, around half of which was at its flagship Singapore transhipment hub.In terms of market share it is followed by Hutchison with 7%, APM Terminals with 5.5% and DP World with 5.1%.He added that APMT and DP World had the most developed geographical spread of the four main operators.“The strategy of terminal operators varies from company to company – all the pure stevedores and hybrid carrier/operator companies remain active, mainly in terms of greenfield and brownfield expansion, but also because of a degree of acquisitions,” Mr Davidson said.He added that at the same time, investments by shipping lines in dedicated facilities had ground to a halt, with several looking to offload minority stakes in their terminals to financial investors.Nonetheless, the sector has remained fantastically profitable, with terminal operators maintaining an EBITDA margin of 20-45%, depending on “the level of risk in each operator’s portfolio”, which operators maintained even in 2009 when the financial crisis decimated volumes.In addition, merger and acquisition activity has intensified as financial investors have looked to re-enter the sector, while emerging operators, particularly CMHI, have sought to expand their networks.“CMHI has aggressive expansion intentions and further acquisitions seem particularly likely,” he said.“At the same time, regional players such as Gulftainer and Yilport will be contending for global container terminal operator status soon,” he added.Drewry has forecast that global container terminal volumes will reach 840m teu by 2018, with an average growth rate per year of 5.6%, and this would increase terminal utilisation from the 67% seen in 2013 to a near-critical 75% by 2018.Meanwhile, the impact carriers grouping themselves into four major alliances will also be far-reaching, “because of the concentration of volumes that that brings and the logical desire of the alliance members to bring the volumes together in one terminal”.He said currently volumes are often spread across different terminals in one port, which requires either inter-terminal transfers or separate calls at different terminals in one port – and this is “creating a lot of pressure for concentration of capacity in ports”.Mr Davidson continued: “One of the big issues is that is that capacity is fragmented for historical reasons in many ports – so that both physically and in terms of ownership capacity is often scattered around, and bringing that together in a fewer number of larger terminals in one port is difficult because it is a significant expense – but that’s the nature of demand, which is also tied in with the introduction of bigger ships, and begs the question of who is going to pay.” By Gavin van Marle 09/12/2014last_img read more

What you need to know as Laois minor hurlers aim for Leinster quarter final place v Westmeath

first_imgHome Sport GAA What you need to know as Laois minor hurlers aim for Leinster… SportGAAHurlingLaois Minor Hurling Team TAGSLaois minor hurlers Facebook Pinterest What you need to know as Laois minor hurlers aim for Leinster quarter final place v Westmeath GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter GAA WhatsApp Facebook Twitter By Alan Hartnett – 24th May 2019 WhatsApp The Laois minor hurlers take on Westmeath in Round 2 of the Leinster championship this evening.Here we guide you through what you need to know:When, where, what time?Laois take on Westmeath 7.pm on Friday May 24 in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise.Team newsLaois minor hurling manager Enda Lyons named the starting 15 for this weekend’s clash yesterday.Manager Enda Lyons has made three changes and a number of positional switches from the side which hammered Antrim last time.Into the side come twins Cian and Cathal O’Shaughnessy along with Rathdowney-Errill’s Dylan Carroll.They are in in place of Brian Bredin, Padraig Rafter and Dan Delaney with a number of positional changes.Noah Quinlan reverts to the half back line with captain Tadhg Cuddy going to wing forward and his midfield place being taken by the aforementioned Carroll.Cathal O’Shaugnessy forms part of an all new half forward line alongside Rosenallis’ Daviud Dooley and Cuddy.While the ever-present Adam Kirwan is joined in the full forward line by James Duggan of The Harps and Ballinakill’s Cian O’Shaughnessy.LAOIS: Darragh Lyons (Ballyfin); Lawson Obular (St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix), Danny Brennan (Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe), Ian Shanahan (Ballinakill); Cian Conroy (Clonaslee St Manman’s), Fionan Mahony (St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix), Noah Quinlan (Borris-Kilcotton); Tomas Keyes (Camross), Dylan Carroll (Rathdowney-Errill); Cathal O’Shaughnessy (Ballinakill), David Dooley (Rosenallis), Tadhg Cuddy (Castletown); Adam Kirwan (Mountrath), James Duggan (The Harps), Cian O’Shaughnessy (Ballinakill).Westmeath have not yet named their team.What way does this competition work?The championship was initially split into three tiers. The top two Tier 1 teams head for the semi finals and the bottom two go qualify for the quarter finals.The Tier 2 and Tier 3 teams then play each other for positions in the Round 1 and Round 2 stage.After wins over Kildare, Westmeath and Antrim, Laois finished top of Tier 2 and will play in Tier 1 next year.This meant they went straight into Round 2 of the Leinster championship.Fixtures:Round 1: Laois 2-21 Westmeath 0-7Round 2: Kildare 2-10 Laois 1-14Round 3: Antrim 0-14 Laois 6-20Knock Out Stages (Round 1) – May 18A. Kildare 7-35 Down 0-5B. Antrim 2-12 Meath 3-12c. Westmeath 2-13 Carlow 0-181st in Tier 2 Laois (bye)Preliminary Qt-Finals (Round 2) – May 25Laois v WesmeathKildare v MeathQuarter-Finals – June 8Seeded DrawBowl 1 – Offaly and WexfordBowl 2 – 2 Winners from Round 2Semi-Finals – June 15SeededKilkenny v Lowest place qualifierDublin v 2nd lowest placed qualiferFinal – June 29What have Laois been like at this grade in recent seasons? Last year was the first time that the minor grade introduced a new age limit of U-17 instead of U-18.The format of the competition also changed in Leinster with the province being divided into three tiers.Laois were in Tier 1 last year alongside Wexford, Dublin and Kilkenny. They began away to Wexford and put in a great performance but went down by 1-21 to 0-18 in the end. Next up was a home clash with eventual Leinster champions Dublin who won by 2-21 to 0-7. Laois’s final group game was against Kilkenny where they also lost by 1-26 to 1-12. However, all Tier 1 teams qualified for the Leinster quarter finals and Laois now squared up against Offaly who topped Tier 2.But Laois would go down in that game by 2-19 to 1-14 to end the 2018 campaign without a victory.Laois have begun their 2019 campaign well with a comfortable 2-21 to 0-7 win over Westmeath in O’Moore Park.It was a much tighter and there was much more uncertainty as  to whether or not Laois will pull out a win against Kildare last weekend.They narrowly pulled off a point victory against the home side to stay in the top spot of tier 2.And Laois completed the Tier by thrashing Antrim. What have Westmeath been like at minor level?Westmeath have never reached a Leinster minor final.They began their campaign with big beatings from Laois and Kildare but a win over Antrim left them third in Tier 2.That set up a Round 1 clash with Carlow where a last minute Evan Scally point put them through to face Laois again.SEE ALSO – LISTEN: Our GAA Podcast returns as we look ahead to football championship opener Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, May 23, 2019Next articleRange of options available in Anti Wrinkle and Filler Clinic in Portlaoise Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

20 North Korean restaurants overseas close down in the wake of…

first_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak SHARE Facebook Twitter News According to South Korea’s NationalIntelligence Service [NIS], at least 20 overseas restaurants operated by NorthKorea have either been shut down or gone out of business in the aftermath ofinternational sanctions implemented against the country..“These restaurants were struggling from anabrupt decline in customers, and we’ve seen 20 places in China, the UAE, andother countries close their doors temporarily or shut down completely, and thistrend is spreading elsewhere,” NIS Director Lee Byung Ho said at aparliamentary briefing on North Korean affairs, according to Saenuri Partylawmaker Lee Cheol Woo (who was in attendance). The NIS chief also reported that theparticipation of each country in the implementation of UN sanctions againstNorth Korea is proving effective. There have already been visible results inthe fields of shipping and tourism, and gradual effects are starting to show intrade and finance. He added that fishing and cargo vessels from North Korea aremore frequently being denied port entry, and ship registrations are beingcanceled. In addition, the NIS chief stated that thegroup of 13 North Korean employees at the Ryugyong Restaurant in Ningbo,Zhejiang Province who defected on the 7th of April were originally planning toflee with seven more workers, which would have put the total at 20. However,the remaining seven backed out at the last minute due to concerns aboutretribution toward their families. The NIS chief also dismissed Pyongyang’sallegations that the defection a mass kidnapping orchestrated by Seoul’s spyagency. Rep. Lee confirmed that the director told the meeting that the workerswere holding legal North Korean passports and left on their own will. Director Lee also explained why the NISchose to report the defection at an early stage, saying, “North Korea alreadyknew the defectors had gone to South Korea, and because it was a large groupand unusual in nature, we had no reason not to disclose it.” He added that itwas in no way an attempt to rally support for the ruling party ahead of thegeneral election.On the upcoming Party Congress in theNorth, the NIS chief said he believes it will end up being an internalfestivity and not much more. According to Rep. Lee, the NIS chiefconfirmed that North Korea did not invite any foreign delegates to the event,and the NIS believes this is due to the fact that there are no significanteconomic achievements to tout and that conditions are not conducive to publiclylaying out the country’s future vision.Earlier in the week, a senior official fromSeoul’s foreign ministry said, “North Korea does not seem to be interested ininviting a lot of foreign guests and throwing a huge celebration as it didduring the 6th Party Congress.” The official added that the ministry is notaware of any countries with delegates that are planning to attend, and the fewinvited have notified Seoul that they will not go. Regarding the likelihood of a fifth nucleartest, Rep. Lee said the spy chief stated that North Korea was believed to haveprepared for the fifth test while conducting the fourth, meaning that it isready to carry out another test upon orders from Kim Jong Un at any time. AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img By Daily NK – 2016.04.29 6:10pm News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest 20 North Korean restaurants overseas close down in the wake of sanctions News last_img read more

Capital markets results to help U.S. banks’ Q3 revenues: Fitch

High debt levels threaten banks’ strong results: Fitch U.S. action on climate benefits banks, asset managers: Moody’s During the third quarter, trading volume has likely remained soft, but strong debt issuance has boosted underwriting revenues significantly, it says. “Despite lingering global economic uncertainty, debt issuance volume has surged in response to contracting spreads over benchmark rates and very low absolute borrowing costs,” it notes. Apart from the recovery in debt issuance, Fitch says that the merger and acquisition business remains sluggish, and it expects continued weakness in equity underwriting. It also says that fixed income, currencies, and commodities (FICC) trading revenues will likely recover somewhat, as some easing in eurozone concerns has boosted trading volumes. Additionally, Fitch says it expects banks to benefit from easy comparisons with a dismal third-quarter 2011 trading environment. Looking to the fourth quarter, Fitch says it remains focused on the potential for global economic concerns — including events in the eurozone, the looming U.S. fiscal cliff, and slowing growth in Asia — to fuel uncertainty in the capital markets. Also, fourth-quarter results are generally affected by the holiday slowdown, it says. “As a result, volatility in large banks’ capital markets revenue results is likely to continue,” it concludes. Keywords Banking industry Related news James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media G7 tax pledge may be upstaged by CBDC work A recovery in capital markets is likely to drive improved third quarter revenues for the major U.S. banks, Fitch Ratings says in a new report. However, it doesn’t expect the rebound to last. The rating agency says that capital market revenues at the big banks are on track to rebound from their weak showing in the second quarter, “when thin trading volume, an equity market sell-off, and poor execution on the Facebook IPO weighed on revenues.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Banks no longer see fintechs as threats: PwC report

first_img James Langton Related news Canadian banks to focus on growth, spending and buybacks after strong second quarter Canada’s big banks are beginning to see financial technology (fintech) firms as potential partners rather than rivals as the banks seek innovation to help boost service, enhance efficiency, and cut costs, suggests a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). “The [banks] don’t see fintech firms as unwelcome invaders, but as partners and collaborators — as sources of fresh thinking and creative technologies that can help elevate the customer experience and improve efficiency,” the PwC report says. “It’s a shift in attitude that’s changing how banks tackle many challenges.” The list of challenges facing the banking industry in the year ahead is a long one, ranging from shifts in technology to growing customer expectations and rising costs. In this environment, competition is also increasing, with fintech startups, established technology firms and others edging into the financial services sector whereas the banks are burdened with aging legacy systems that impair innovation. However, the PwC report says that “Canada’s banks are responding to these challenges with urgency, confidence and significant investment.” As a result, PwC predicts that in the year ahead, banks will continue to embrace fintechs and innovation, generally, as they seek to upgrade payments systems, improve client experiences, and automate compliance. This approach marks a departure for the big banks, the report indicates. “Historically, Canada’s banks have preferred to keep the development of new products and services in-house,” the report says. “Today, banks are increasingly likely to build on their internal efforts, teaming with external organizations to accelerate innovation by capitalizing on their partners’ unique capabilities and agility.” In addition to banks’ willingness to team up with fintechs, they’re also increasingly partnering with academics who are leading sources of research into cutting-edge technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and robotics, the report notes: “We’re seeing far more collaboration among banks, fintechs and governments to speed progress, mitigate risk and create an environment where banking innovation can flourish.” One of the central obstacles to all of this is developing interoperability and facilitating the future expansion of systems, the report notes: “The answer lies in open standards and open banking APIs. It will be essential for banks, fintechs and other stakeholders to agree to standards for APIs, data and integration patterns — a common ‘language’ or ‘lexicon’ to keep solutions compatible and mutually understandable.” To that end, various players will have to work together to establish common standards, and to allow for future adoption of emerging technologies, such as robotics, AI and blockchain, the report recommends: “Embracing common standards will ultimately serve as the foundation for further innovation and help banks provide the seamless, friction-free experience customers demand.” Photo copyright: bakhtiarzein/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media center_img Keywords Banking industry,  FintechCompanies PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP Fed plays limited role in assessing climate risks for banks TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Clark County assessor and treasurer to host Property Tax Town Hall

first_imgClark County assessor and treasurer to host Property Tax Town HallPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, January 15, 2020in: Newsshare 0 Outreach event for seniors and people with disabilities VANCOUVER — Changes to property taxes impacting Clark County residents took effect beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Clark County residents will see continued changes in education property taxes, implementation of higher income levels for the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Exemption and Deferral programs and graduated Real Estate Excise Tax (REET).Peter Van NortwickPeter Van NortwickThe Clark County assessor and treasurer will host a Property Tax Town Hall at 6 p.m. Tue., Jan. 28, at the Battle Ground Community Center, in the Lewis River Reception Hall to explain these changes and answer questions. The Community Center is located at 912 E. Main St.Prior to the town hall, the Assessor’s Office will hold an outreach event for seniors and people with disabilities at the Battle Ground Community Center from 2:30-5:30 p.m. This event is designed to answer questions residents may have about the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Exemption and Deferral Programs.Alisha TopperAlisha TopperThe Clark County Assessor’s Office administers the exemption and deferral programs which are designed to provide tax relief to qualifying homeowners. It is estimated an additional 16,000 people may qualify based on data received by the 2017 U.S. Census Bureau-American Community Survey.The Washington State Legislature approved changes to the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Exemption and Deferral Programs when it passed Senate Bill 5160 last session.Starting with 2020 taxes, the qualifying program requirements are:Be at least 61 years old or deemed permanently disabled by the Social Security Administration or have an 80 percent service-connected disability rating by the Veterans Administration.Have an annual household income (taxable and non-taxable) of $50,348 or less for the exemption and $58,094 for the deferral.Own the home as a primary residence for nine months or more in a calendar year.“With the new income levels now in effect, we want to try to reach as many seniors and people with disabilities as possible,” said Assessor Peter Van Nortwick. “We have fought for years to align income levels to the median incomes, and it is exciting to be able to deliver.”Clark County Treasurer Alishia Topper is partnering with the Assessor’s Office to ensure notice of the new requirements reach as many people who qualify as possible.“Collaboration and partnership between elected offices is the best way to have a positive impact on the people we serve. I’m committed to speak to as many seniors and veterans with disabilities as possible to ensure they have an opportunity to apply,” said Treasurer Topper.The assessor encourages anyone interested in learning more about the exemption or deferral programs to contact his office by:Visiting the second-floor Joint Lobby in the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.Calling (564) 397-2391Emailing: [email protected]ark.wa.govVisiting the website: www.clark.wa.gov/assessorTo learn more about Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5160 as passed by the legislature visit:  http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2019-20/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Passed%20Legislature/5160-S.PL.pdfInformation provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Battle GroundClark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : CASEE program hosts ‘Science Night’ for prospective students Next : City of Vancouver awards $3.65 million contract for Mill Plain projectAdvertisementThis is placeholder text I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree guestLabel Name*Email*Website Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). center_img Name*Email*Website guestLabel 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentslast_img read more

Psst! Wanna Help an Ultra-Premium Tequila Reap Ultra Success?

first_imgTwitter ReddIt TAGSCrowdfundingPura Vida Facebook Linkedin Email AdvertisementPura Vida to Launch Indiegogo Campaign on Cinco de MayoHouston, Texas (May 5, 2015) – Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, calls it “the best damn tequila I have ever tasted.” Now you can have a shot at making Pura Vida Tequila available to the masses by helping fund an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that kicks off on Cinco de Mayo!The goal of the campaign, which runs May 5 through June 10, is to raise at least $250,000 to capitalize Pura Vida’s newly acquired distillery, expand operations, and distribute to even more locations across the U.S. and worldwide. Since its launch in 2011, Pura Vida has captured numerous spirit competition awards and the loyalty of connoisseurs as an ultra-premium, triple-distilled tequila made exclusively from 100% Blue Weber agave harvested from the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.“Our goal is to bring our Pura Vida line of products nationwide, and in order to do that, it’s time to acquire our own distillery. With an amazing line of perks, including many from our celebrity friends, our supporters will share in our dream to increase production to meet our demand, introduce new flavors, and help us build this vision literally one brick at a time,” said Stewart Skloss, CEO of Pura Vida Tequila Company.Contributors to the Pura Vida Indiegogo campaign can earn unique perks, prizes and even cash for referring friends through their social media channels, and all supporters will be immortalized forever with their name inscribed onto a brick in the barrel room. Different perk levels include a chance to win entry for you and a few dozen of your friends at one of Pura Vida’s 2016 Cinco De Mayo Fiestas of your choice with 25 cities to choose from, a shot at backstage access to a ZZ Top or Godsmack concert, autographed Pura Vida product, branded merchandise and even autographed guitars.  For a complete list of funding levels and perks, and to participate in the Pura Vida Indiegogo campaign, please visit http://igg.me/at/puravidatequila.In March 2015, four years after creating its award-winning flavor profiles at a nearby distillery, the Pura Vida Tequila Company set into motion the acquisition of the new, state-of-the-art distillery in Jalisco, Mexico. Ownership of the 54,000-sq. ft. facility, located on more than eight acres of land on beautiful Lake Chapala, will ensure the integrity of the company’s high-quality standards and fulfill increasing global demand for Pura Vida’s award-winning tequilas and other fine beverages.Pura Vida represents the fulfillment of a quest by Stewart Skloss, a self proclaimed “Mexican by consumption” to create the ultimate tequila, “El Primero Uno.” He partnered with longtime friend and tequila aficionado Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, since joined by other celebrity supporters and fans, in bringing Pura Vida to market in 2011.The Pura Vida Tequila Company produces Silver, Reposado, Añejo and Extra Añejo tequilas, along with NARANJA (The Original Orange Liqueur), Don Pancho Coffee Liqueur, Pura Vida El Guapo’s Bloody Mary Maria Mix, Pura Vida El Guapo’s Handmade Sangrita, and Pura Vida Agave Nectar.For more information, please visit the website: www.PuraVidaTequila.com. Follow Pura Vida on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.To the Pure Life.  To the Good Life.  Pura Vida.Advertisement Home Industry News Releases Psst! Wanna Help an Ultra-Premium Tequila Reap Ultra Success?Industry News ReleasesSpirits BusinessPsst! Wanna Help an Ultra-Premium Tequila Reap Ultra Success?By Press Release – May 5, 2015 30 0 Previous articleOptiwine, the unique method of nano-aeration that brings out the best in wineNext articleCharles Krug Winery Hosts Complimentary Tasting with the Model Bakery Press Release Pinterest Sharelast_img read more

Xiaomi updates MIUI, unveils smart speaker

first_img Xiaomi HomeDevicesNews Xiaomi updates MIUI, unveils smart speaker Xiaomi smartphone surge bears fruits Previous ArticleMotorola unwraps latest Z smartphoneNext ArticleInterview: MessageBird Tags Author Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more US backs down on Xiaomi rowcenter_img Xiaomi unveiled a set of new products, including an update to its MIUI user interface, a connected speaker and a smartphone.While the company said MIUI is used across 142 countries in 55 languages, at launch MIUI 9 is squarely targeted at its home market of China.Updates trumpeted include dynamic resource allocation, to prioritise system resource access for apps based on use; on-device image search based on people, location, expression, events and more; a smart app launcher, based on screen content; and accelerated start-up for apps.Also showcased at the event was Xiaomi’s Smart Assistant, which it described as “an easy way to find almost anything – from photos to text and much more”.Xiaomi joined the smart speaker set – alongside players such as Alibaba, Amazon, Apple, Google and Samsung – with its Mi AI speaker.Priced at CNY299 ($44), it comes in cheaper than rival products (the Alibaba device is currently discounted to CNY499), with the company touting availability of add-ons and plug-ins to improve its functionality.On the smartphone front, Mi 5X has a 5.5-inch display, full metal unibody, and dual camera as used in its Mi 6 flagship (12MP wide angle plus 12MP telephoto). Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, it has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and will be “one of the first” products including MIUI 9.Mi 5X is priced at CNY1,499. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 26 JUL 2017 Related Devices Steve Costello Xiaomi off the hook in the USlast_img read more