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Roblox 101 How To Make Actual Money In The Game

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first_imgStay on target Roblox is great for a lot of things. With thousands of games to pick from made by the millions of people that play and build in Roblox each month, it’s basically endless. And with so many people playing all of those games there is a very real opportunity for users — just like you! — to make a bit of real world money too.You can do this through a wide variety of ways in Roblox, so we’ll cover some of the most popular and most effective ways to do so in this article. There’s no real guarantee that you’ll be successful and you probably won’t make hundreds of thousands of dollars, but something is definitely better than nothing.Making Money On Roblox From Games You MakeThe most obvious way to make money on Roblox is to simply make great games that thousands — or maybe even millions! — of people will be clamoring to play. If you can do that and keep people coming back for more, then chances are you’re on the path to success in the world of Roblox.There are a few different ways you can make money from Roblox game creation. First of all you can actually charge people Robux before they get access to your game. While most games on Roblox are totally free for anyone to play, that’s not true for all games. Some games will ask you to pay a small fee before playing, almost like an entry fee just the one time. This is called asking people to “Buy Access”.Another great example of how you can make money from your games in Roblox is to charge people for Game Passes. Game Passes work a lot like Downloadable Content (DLC) does for PC, PS4, and Xbox One games you may have played before. You’ll spend some Robux up front and gain access to things that make the game more convenient or fun, but aren’t required necessarily to actually play the game since it’s technically free.If you want to learn more about getting started with making games in Roblox, you can check out our guide on how to make your first Roblox game right here.Exchanging Robux For Real MoneyNow the easiest way to make money in Roblox is very simple: just exchange your accumulated Robux for real cash. Robux are what the worlds of Roblox go round and are a type of digital currency within that universe, almost like tickets you’d get at a carnival to spend on rides and snacks. People just like you spend real money from the real world to get Robux inside the digital world, so it only makes sense that you can reverse that and turn Robux back into real money for yourself.Once you have enough Robux saved up, you can use the Developer Exchange program to transfer them back into real money. The only problem is that not just anybody can do this, it really does take quite a bit of work to reach that point.According to the Roblox website as of the time of this writing, in order to exchange Robux for real money you must:Must be at least 13 years of age or older,A member of the Outrageous Builders Club tier,And a minimum of 100,000 “earned” Robux in your account.If you meet all of those requirements, the cash-out rate is  $.0035 per 1R$. This means if you had the requisite minimum earned Robux of 100,00, that would result in $350, but you could of course earn much more. The Roblox Corporation has a monthly limit of $1,050,000, which seems awfully ridiculous and generous.Trading ItemsThe last way to earn real money inside Roblox that we’ll talk about is from trading exclusive Limited Items. In the realm of Roblox, Limited Items are extremely popular and rare. Basically, they’re items inside the game world that the creators of Roblox itself made and put on sale for just a very short period of time. If you weren’t one of the lucky few that got one then you may initially think you’re out of luck — but that’s not true. You can buy items from other players using Robux.So the idea here is that you’d keep an eye on exclusive, Limited Items, as they become available. Using your own judgement you can identify items that you think will end up being popular in the future and hold onto them, waiting for the asking price to rise. It’s a lot like the stock market!Then once people are willing to pay enough, you sell those items for Robux and then exchange the Robux for real cash. That’s all there is to it!ScammersAnd finally, before you set out on your journey to make a bit of spare cash in Roblox, you should be aware that scammers do exist. Many of them will try and trick you into giving away your account information with the allure of “free Robux” inside the game, but that’s never true.For more information on recognizing and avoiding Robux scams, read here.—–David Jagneaux is a tech and gaming journalist with bylines on several prominent media publications such as IGN, Polygon, Playboy, UploadVR, Motherboard, Gamecrate, VICE, GamesMaster Magazine, and many others. He is also the author of The Ultimate Roblox Book, a recently released book for anyone interested in learning more about making money from creations inside Roblox. It’s being published by Adams Media and is now available for purchase on Amazon right here, as well as from Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and other select retailers. Roblox 101: How To Make Your First GameTop 7 Best Zombie Games on Roblox last_img read more

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Washington State University Vancouver set to fete 25th

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first_imgClick to enlarge. o What: Washington State University Vancouver’s 25th anniversary celebration. Butch T. Cougar balloon animals, Cougar Gold cheese tasting, help artist Erin Dengerink complete a sidewalk chalk mural, guided campus tours, live music, art show, hands-on activities.o Where: The Quad at WSU Vancouver, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.o When: 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday.o Cost: Admission and parking are free.o Information at the school’s website.Washington State University Vancouver celebrates its 25th anniversary Saturday with tours, music, art and more. The campus has come a long way from its humble beginnings in Bauer Hall at Clark College, where the library was a converted space with industrial metal shelving holding a row or two of required textbooks.1989: Founded as one of the four campuses in the WSU system.1990: Opens in Bauer Hall in Clark College for upperclassmen and graduate students.1996: The 351-acre Salmon Creek campus opens.2006: The first freshmen are admitted.Twenty-five years ago, Renee Hoeksel started the nursing program at WSU Vancouver with 12 nursing students and a satchel of supplies she schlepped across the Clark College campus from a closet in Bauer Hall to her lab classroom. As the branch campus grew, Hoeksel filled two large satchels with blood pressure cuffs, percussion hammers, tongue depressors, disposable gloves and gowns. Even though nursing students were required to bring their own stethoscope to class “someone always forgot theirs, so I always brought some,” said Hoeksel, now 67.o Students: 3,062 in 2013-2014.o Faculty: More than 150 full-time, Ph.D. faculty.o 13 buildings, 14 computer labs, 200-seat lecture hall.By the time the nursing program outgrew two satchels, Clark College had remodeled and offered a shelf for nursing supplies in the classroom building. No more schlepping. But it wasn’t the end of adventures for the pioneering faculty at the new branch campus.last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Tuesday Sep 5 2017

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first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowAlaska attorney general joins others arguing that redistricting can be too partisanAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauAlaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth joined a legal brief in a U.S. Supreme Court case Tuesday, arguing that redistricting shouldn’t favor one political party.Trump’s decision to end DACA prompts Anchorage protestWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAbout a hundred protesters gathered in downtown Anchorage in opposition to the president’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).Anchorage DA announces departure from position, move to private sectorDave Bendinger, KDLG – DillinghamAnchorage District Attorney Clint Campion announced last week that he’ll be stepping down from his post. Campion has been the DA for a little over two years, and with the Department of Law for nine years, and says he’s moving to the private sector.Skagway rocked by second landslide in under 2 weeksEmily Files, KHNS – HainesEarly Tuesday morning, a rockslide crashed into Skagway’s largest cruise ship dock. It was the second slide event in less than two weeks and caused a pair of cruise ships to divert to other ports. Some Skagway residents are calling on the city and the private company that owns the dock to take action.No injuries in Sitka Labor Day landslideRobert Woolsey, KCAW – SitkaA landslide in Sitka early Monday afternoon stranded people on either end of the road system for about eight hours, but otherwise there no reports of damage or injuries.First large wind storm moving through SouthcentralZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe season’s first serious fall storm is descending on Southcentral Alaska, bringing rain and strong winds to the Gulf of Alaska all the way up to the Mat-Su Borough.Russian River flooding is affecting Kodiak residentsMitch Borden, KMXT – KodiakRussian River flooded last week in Kodiak leaving some residents scrambling to address the damage.Drivers can expect night closures along Denali HighwayDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksHunters and others with plans to travel the Denali Highway this coming weekend are being advised about overnight closures due to road work.18 animals left to waste during Forty Mile caribou huntDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksSome animals were left to waste in last week’s Forty Mile caribou hunt along the Steese Highway.New exhibit tells little-known story of a plan to settle Jewish refugees in Alaska during WWIIHenry Leasia, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAs millions of people around the world are displaced from their homes, some are looking to the past for insight on the refugee crisis. A new museum exhibit in Anchorage tells the story of a plan to relocate European Jewish refugees to Alaska during World War II.Groups conserve habitat on Afognak IslandKayla Desroches, KMXT – KodiakAn initiative to conserve one coastal habitat in the Kodiak Archipelago is now complete. The Thorsheim drainage on Afognak Island includes almost 2,000 acres of natural habitat. It’s now safe from development and tree harvest.last_img read more

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SpiceJet Q3 reports highest quarterly net profit at Rs 23840 crore on

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first_imgSpiceJet has reported a net profit of Rs 238.40 crore for the quarter ended 31 December, 2015, as against a loss of Rs 275 crore registered in the corresponding quarter last fiscal. A 35% decline in fuel costs due to low jet fuel prices enabled the company to stage a turnaround.The three-month period also marks the fourth consecutive profitable quarter for the budget carrier since December 2014.”SpiceJet was back to near normal operations this quarter. While the margins remain slightly depressed due to wet lease operations, the Chennai floods and exchange losses, we are happy with the progress we have made so far,” said Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of the company. Revenues for the quarter stood at Rs 1,439.38 crore, up from Rs 1,297.69 crore in the corresponding period last fiscal.Aircraft fuel expenses declined sharply from Rs 562.37 crore during the December 2014 quarter to Rs 366.63 crore, translating into a reduction of 34.8%.Employee costs also dropped to Rs 128 crore from Rs 143 crore.In domestic passenger air traffic, SpiceJet’s market share declined to 12.7% in December 2015 from 13.3% in November.Shares of SpiceJet closed at Rs 70.85 on Friday, down 5.03% from its previous close on the BSE. The fall was mostly due to low net profit figures of Interglobe Aviation (which owns IndiGo) for the second quarter, dampening sentiments. Jet Airways also saw a plunge in its share prices and closed at Rs 617.35, down 6.36%. The company will declare its third quarter results on 6 February, 2016. The SpiceJet counter witnessed heavy trading on the BSE, with 540 lakh shares traded on Friday, as against the two-week average of 147 lakh shares.The Sensex closed at 24,435.66, up 473 points, or 1.98% tracking an uptrend in global markets that rose on a rebound in crude oil prices.The 50-scrip Nifty also edged higher at 7,422, a gain of 145.65 points or 2%.last_img read more

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President asks police not to harass people

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first_imgPresident Abdul Hamid addresses a function marking the `Police Week -2019` held at Bangabhaban on Wednesday. Photo: PIDPresident Abdul Hamid on Wednesday urged the police to serve people with honesty and sincerity being imbued with the Liberation War spirit and thus gain their trust.”Anyone who comes to you to take service shouldn’t be harassed. You need to make sure they can avail of necessary services and suggestions. You must keep up efforts to become a service-oriented and people-friendly force by gaining the trust of people – that’s the expectation of people.”The president said this at a function marking the ‘Police Week -2019’ held at Bangabhaban at noon.”One of the key elements of good governance for the development and progress of the country is the proper enforcement of law. You must continue to play a responsible role to maintain the country’s internal security and establish a safe society,” he said.The president further said, “Your main responsibilities are maintaining internal security, protecting people’s lives, establishing the rule of law and preventing terrorism and crimes upholding human rights and democratic values.”Hamid said it has to be kept in mind that a new trend of policing activities has started in combination of police, people and technology to face present-day crimes across the globe. “So, in addition to community policing, innovative policing activities should be continued in light of the best practices of modern policing system.”President Hamid said crimes and criminals are no longer limited to the geographical boundary of any particular country. Utilising various facilities of modern technology, organised gangs are being involved in domestic, regional and international crime networks, he said.President Abdul Hamid is in a photo session with police at Bangabhaban on Wednesday. Photo: PID”It’s very challenging to control and deal with such crimes. Despite this, the professionalism, skill and courage the police members have shown to prevent organised crimes, terrorism, militancy and spread of drug addiction is really commendable. It has brought peace and relief in public life,” he said.”Your success has not only been appreciated in the country but also in the international arena. I firmly believe that you will become more trained and skilled to face new challenges in the future,” the president added.Hamid said the professionalism and success of Bangladesh police in the UN peacekeeping missions is recognised worldwide today. Female police members are also performing their duties successfully in the mission, he added.He urged the police force to keep up their efforts to uphold the honour achieved in the international arena.The president mentioned that specialised police units have been formed to make easier the providing of police services and people-friendly ones. Apart from this, various steps, including accommodation, ration, risk allowance and medical facilities, have been taken for their welfare, he said.Steps have already been taken to establish a scheduled bank named ‘Community Bank Bangladesh Limited’ for the police. These initiatives of the government will help people get police services in a much easier way, the president said.Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Javed Patwari, and senior government officials were also present during the event.Cabinet members, MPs, senior government officials, leaders of various professional bodies, and members of civil society also attended the function.Secretaries to the president were also present at the programme.last_img

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Publishers and Booksellers Guild to organise nineday long book festival at College

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first_imgKolkata: The Publishers and Booksellers Guild will organize a nine-day long festival titled Nababarsha Boi Utsav 2018 at College Square on Friday.Partha Chatterjee, state Education minister along with Bratya basu, state IT minister and Debashis Kumar, member, Mayor -in-council (Parks and Squares), Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will be present at the inaugural function. Noted poet Sankhya Ghosh, litterateur Sanjib Chattopadhyay, Samaresh Majumdar, Srijato and Smaranjit Chakraborti are likely to be present at the inaugural function. There will be traditional folk performance like Jhumur, Ranpa, women Dhaki group and Baul. Tridib Kumar Chatterjee, honourable general secretary of Publishers and Booksellers Guild said 79 stalls will be put up. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsHe said the sole purpose of the festival is to woo young people to read books. The venue of the festival is College Square which has played a major role in Bengal renaissance. The water tank is surrounded by schools and colleges. It has Presidency College now University, Calcutta University, Sanskrit University and Hindu School and hare School within its vicinity. “The area also houses the biggest book market in Asia selling both old books and new ones. Through the nine-day long festival we would like to address the booklovers to come to the area and buy books to develop their reading habit at a time when it is fast falling,” Chatterjee said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe festival was started in 2014. Bengali tradition and culture is intimately associated with buying of books on Bengali New Years’ Day which falls on April 15. Every publishing house used to hold functions which were attended by writers and readers. Both were given a packet of sweets and seven to eight new numbers were released on the first day of Bengali New Year. But over the years , the number of Bengali readers is going down. The publishing houses no longer organise functions where readers used to get a chance to meet the authors. The guild hold mini book fair in big housing complexes just to facilitate people to develop the reading habit.last_img read more

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Tree Style Tab is a WebExtension now

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first_imgTree Style Tab is a WebExtension now by Martin Brinkmann on September 27, 2017 in Firefox – 29 commentsThe developer of the popular Tree Style Tab add-on for Firefox has published a new version of the add-on to Mozilla AMO that is a WebExtension.Tree Style Tab is a long standing add-on for the Firefox web browser that moves tabs to a sidebar to display them there.The sidebar holds more tabs in the visual area of the browser window than the Firefox tab bar, and it frees up vertical space as well by hiding the tab bar automatically. Also, it makes it a lot easier to reorder tabs using drag and drop thanks to more tabs being displayed at the same time.The WebExtension version of Tree Style Tab is somewhat limited right now, but it ensures that compatibility with Firefox 57 is there and that development will continue.Side note: The extension made a jump to version 2.0 from the previous 0.19 to indicate the major change. It is compatible with Firefox 57 and newer only. Users who run Firefox 56 or older need to keep on using the legacy add-on version of Tree Style Tab for now.Tree Style Tab WebExtensionTree Style Tab 2.0 tries to migrate old configuration and tree data automatically on the next startup of the browser according to the options.Firefox users who upgrade Tree Style Tab to version 2.0, the WebExtension version of the add-on, will notice that tabs are displayed on the side just like in previous versions, but that the tab bar of the browser is not hidden anymore.The reason for that is simple: the API is not there yet which enables extensions to hide the tabstrip of the browser. You can follow progress on the bug on Bugzilla@Mozilla.Firefox users who want to hide the tab bar at this point in time may add the following line to the userChrome.css file in the /chrome/ directory of the Firefox profile to do so:#tabbrowser-tabs { visibility: collapse !important; }You need to remove the line again if you want to display the tab bar in Firefox at a later point in time.  The keyboard shortcut F1 toggles the sidebar on and off.Tree Style Tab displays all tabs in the sidebar when you install the WebExtension version or upgrade to it. Relations between tabs are indicated by indenting tabs that are opened from the selected tab.The extension ships with a great number of options that you control on about:addons. Options are divided into groups such as appearance, new tabs behavior, tree behavior or advanced.You may use them to switch the Tree Style Tab sidebar to the right side, and change its theme, define how and where new tabs are opened after installation, and whether trees are collapsed automatically when new trees are created.Closing WordsThe release of the WebExtensions version of Tree Style Tabs guarantees compatibility with Firefox 57 and beyond. That’s good news for existing users of the extensionSummary12345 Author Rating3.5 based on 15 votes Software Name Tree Style TabSoftware Category BrowserLanding Page https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/tree-style-tab/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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VACANCIES Looking for a job Check our classifieds as 5 jobs are

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first_imgJobs are currently available and we have the details on our online site. Click the links below to see the job requirements.Online vacancies are updated all the time, so if you are looking for a job, bookmark the Ladysmith Gazette vacancies page.Restaurant Staff: See details HEREVACANCY Half-day position. Admin, Office & Sales: See details HEREVacancy Factotum/Caretaker/Handyman:See details HERERestaurant Manager: WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite See details HEREBricklayers with experience: See details HEREClick to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img

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Full Address President Jacob Zuma responds to Nkandla ruling

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first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The Court has welcomed this compliance and stated in the judgment that I also followed up with another response five months later.I then allowed another arm of the state, the National Assembly, to go through its own processes in dealing with the report.I welcome the finding of the court that it was legally permissible for me to inquire into the correctness of the aspects of the report that I may disagree with.I also welcome the clarity provided by the Constitutional Court that I should have then taken the matter on review by a court of law in the event of any queries or disagreement.This interpretation will be followed by the Executive in the future in light of this judgement. It puts an end to any other interpretations of this matter.I also respect the finding that failure to comply with the remedial action taken against me by the Public Protector is inconsistent with the Constitution of the Republic.I wish to emphasise that I never knowingly or deliberately set out to violate the Constitution, which is the supreme law of the Republic.The finding by the court that my failure to comply with the remedial action taken against me by the Public Protector is inconsistent with the Constitution and therefore invalid, flows from the fact that I initially followed a different approach.While correct in law at the time, the approach was subsequently demonstrated to be contrary to the Constitution as stated by the Constitutional Court yesterday.I had earlier adopted a different approach based on the judgment of the Western Cape High Court.This ruling was subsequently overturned on appeal, and I immediately set out to abide by the ruling of the Supreme Court on this matter.I wish to confirm in line with the findings of both the court and the Public Protector, that I did not act dishonestly or with any personal knowledge of the irregularities by the Department of Public Works with regards to the Nkandla project.The intention was not in pursuit of corrupt ends or to use state resources to unduly benefit me and my family. Hence I have agreed to pay for the identified items once a determination is made.The judgement has been very helpful.There are lessons to be learned for all of us in government which augur well for governance in the future.The Nkandla project brought sharply into focus, the problems within the government supply chain mechanisms.The gross inflation of prices in the Nkandla project is totally unacceptable and should never have been allowed, hence government is improving procurement measures to prevent any future recurrence.The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer has been established at the National Treasury for this purpose of ensuring that strict supply chain procedures are followed by government departments.Government also took a conscious decision to clean up the Department of Public Works to ensure that the flouting of supply chain procedures is eradicated and prevented.I issued a proclamation in December 2013 authorising the Special Investigating Unit to investigate the irregularities in the procurement of goods and services by government officials, their close family members or friends and contractors in Nkandla.Subsequent to this, the Department of Public Works has instituted civil claims against the implicated officials and contractors.Criminal referrals have also been submitted to the National Prosecuting Authority, while referrals have also been sent to relevant government departments for disciplinary action.The Presidency is also reviewing the policy on the security benefits of members of the National Executive, to ensure that there is clarity with regards to what members are entitled to.Fellow South Africans,I wish to reiterate that any action that has been found not to be in keeping with the Constitution happened because of a different approach and different legal advice.It all happened in good faith and there was no deliberate effort or intention to subvert the Constitution on my part.The judgement has helped me and my colleagues to reflect deeply on the entire matter. With hindsight, there are many matters that could have been handled differently, and which should never have been allowed to drag on this long, which we deeply regret.The matter has caused a lot of frustration and confusion, for which I apologise, on my behalf and on behalf of government.I urge all parties to respect the judgement and abide by it.Let us use the judgement to build and further strengthen our democracy.I thank you.Issued by The Presidency Read the full address below:Fellow South Africans,I address you during an important year when our country celebrates 20 years since President Nelson Mandela signed the Constitution of the Republic into law in Sharpeville, which took place on the 10th of December 1996.Our Constitution commits us, individually and collectively, to build a nation based on the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom, through constitutionalism and the rule of law.We have well-established institutions that support democracy and which protect the rights of our citizens.These include the Chapter 9 institutions, the Office of the Public Protector, the South African Human Rights Commission, the Office of the Auditor-General, the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities and the Commission for Gender Equality.Our Constitution also establishes a democratic parliament. I respect the role of parliament to hold the Executive to account as true representatives of our people, representing, as it does different voices, views and constituencies.Guided by the Constitution, we have an independent judiciary which is a trusted final arbiter in disputes in society.Yesterday, the Constitutional Court of the Republic, playing this crucial role, issued a judgement on the matter of security upgrades at my private residence in Nkandla.I welcome the judgement of the Constitutional Court unreservedly.The judgement has underscored the values that underpin our hard- won freedom and democracy, such as the rule of law and the accountability of public office bearers, while also respecting the rights of public office bearers facing scrutiny.The judgement has further strengthened our constitutional democracy and should make South Africans proud of their country’s Constitution and its strong and effective institutions.This is a ground-breaking judgement with regards to the powers of the Public Protector.I wish to thank the Court for providing clarity which will have a positive impact on other Chapter 9 institutions as well with regards to their work.The Constitutional Court has ruled that the remedial actions of the Public Protector are binding, and that anyone wishing to challenge the remedial action can only do so through a review by a court of law.The Court has also ruled that the remedial actions with regards to six features of the Nkandla project must be carried out.This entails the National Treasury establishing a reasonable proportion of the reasonable costs of each item to be paid by the President.I respect the judgement and will abide by it.I have consistently stated that I would pay an amount towards the Nkandla non-security upgrades once this had been determined by the correct authority. The Court has ruled on the matter and has devised a mechanism for such determination by the National Treasury.As alluded to by the court, we participated in the resolution of this matter voluntarily, through the proposal we made before the matter was heard by the court.We also consulted with other parties to the dispute as directed by the court. In the proposal I stated my willingness to pay and to abide by other measures.I would like to emphasise that it was never my intention not to comply with the remedial action taken against me by the Public Protector or to disrespect her office.It is for this reason that on receiving the report, I submitted it and my initial response to it to the National Assembly within 14 days as required by the Public Protector.center_img President Jacob Zuma addressed the nation on television on 1 April and agreed to pay back the money spent on the upgrades on his Nkandla residential home.This is after the Constitutional Court’s ruling that Zuma were in breach of their constitutional obligations after they failed to comply with the public prosecutor Thuli Madonsela’s 2014 report.Zuma said: “I respected the judgment and will abide by it,” Zuma said.“I have consistently stated that I would pay an amount towards the Nkandla non security upgrades once this had been determined by the correct authority.”Watch the address below:last_img read more

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Virgin hands over Bali flights to Tigerair

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first_img Fly Tigerair Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinson According to Business Insider Australia, Virgin Australia will soon begin utilising low-cost carrier Tigerair for flights to Bali from Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide.The decision comes as the airline aims to increase profits on its international operations.Due to increased competition, revenue from Virgin’s international routes declined 3.3 per cent over the 2014/15 financial year.Australian Aviation reports Virgin confirmed the move at the airline’s full year results announcement on Friday.“The Tigerair Australia brand will launch in the short-haul international market with Denpasar (Bali) as its first international destination to enable the Group to better cater to the changing dynamics in the region,” Virgin said in a statement.However, Virgin plans to maintain its flights to Bali from Sydney, Brisbane and Port Hedland.Beginning March 2016, Tigerair will operate the services from Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide with a fleet of three all-economy Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Fly Virgin Australia last_img read more

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Rep Brandt Iden announces Oct coffee hours

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first_img07Oct Rep. Brandt Iden announces Oct. coffee hours State Rep. Brandt Iden invites residents of the 61st House District to attend coffee hours this month.Coffee hours will be held at the following locations and times:Friday, Oct. 9 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Rykse’s Restaurant, located at 5924 Stadium Drive in Kalamazoo; andFriday, Oct. 16 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Biggby Coffee, located at 531 N. Grand St. in Schoolcraft.“Coffee hours are one of the best tools I can use as a State Representative to talk with members of our community regarding issues of importance to them,” said Rep. Iden, R-Oshtemo. “I sincerely hope that residents of our community will join me this month at Rykse’s and Biggby in order to express any ideas or concerns that they would like me to take to Lansing.”No appointment is necessary. Residents who are unable to attend are encouraged to contact Rep. Iden’s office by phone at 517-373-1774, or by email at BrandtIden@house.mi.gov.### Categories: Iden News,Newslast_img read more

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Rep Kelly attributes lower number of schools in deficit to conservative legislation

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first_img28Apr Rep. Kelly attributes lower number of schools in deficit to conservative legislation The state Department of Education reported the number of Michigan school districts expected to finish the current school year with a budget deficit may be the lowest in nine years, state Rep. Kelly announced.“Michigan’s comeback has allowed us to invest an additional $1.5 billion into the School Aid Fund over the last six years,” said Rep. Kelly, chairman of the House School Aid subcommittee.“Additionally, early warning structures and access to school budgeting analytic tools have given school administrators new insight into their district finances, granting much needed control over their financial plans.”Kelly expects that with these growing trends and improvements more districts will continue to be removed from the deficit list and continue in a positive direction. Categories: Kelly News,Newslast_img read more

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Rep Rendon bill FGM ban legislation approved by House

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first_img08Jun Rep. Rendon bill, FGM ban legislation approved by House Categories: News,Rendon News Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Daire Rendon, which set the sentencing standards for anyone convicted of performing a female genital mutilation procedure, was part of a bipartisan legislative package approved by the state House today.Female genital mutilation (FGM) is any procedure performed on girls, which is intended to remove or damage the external female genitalia.“This horrific act is completely unnecessary, serving only to damage women both physically and emotionally, so a 15–year prison sentence should be a strong deterrent,” said Rendon, of Lake City. “That punishment is higher than the federal standards, but we needed make sure the message is clear – female mutilation has no place in Michigan.”The eight-bill package approved today by the House, had previously featured testimony for its Democratic and Republican sponsors before the House Law and Justice Committee on May 30. The committee voted the bills out on Tuesday with the House vote advancing the legislation to the Senate for its consideration.The legislation follows a February incident where two young girls from Minnesota were subjected to the procedure at a southeast Michigan clinic. A Livonia couple was arrested on federal charges in April after allowing and performing the procedure after hours at their medical clinic, while a third individual has been fired from their emergency room doctor position for performing the procedure at the same Livonia clinic.“If there’s any good from this case, it’s the hope that these two young girls will be the last victims brutalized in this way in Michigan,” Rendon said. “We as legislators have come together to help protect children.”#####last_img read more

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Rep Griffin to host jobs roundtable

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first_img Categories: Griffin News,Griffin Photos,News,Photos State Rep. Beth Griffin will host a jobs roundtable on Monday, Oct. 23 at the Carnegie Center, 129 S. Kalamazoo St. in Paw Paw.Rep. Griffin will be joined by Tamara Davis from Western Michigan University.  Davis is the regional director of the Western Michigan University Small Business Development Center.“I look forward to speaking with business leaders about how we can work together to create jobs and drive economic growth.” Griffin said. “I’m glad that Tamara will be joining me to offer her insight and share resources with our local businesses.”The event takes place from 6:30-7:30 p.m.Those unable to attend the event or who have questions can contact Rep. Griffin by phone at 517-373-0839 or via email at BethGriffin@house.mi.gov. 13Oct Rep. Griffin to host jobs roundtablelast_img read more

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Orange Poland has handed chief financial officer r

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first_imgOrange Poland has handed chief financial officer responsibilities to group controller Maciej Nowohońskiego following the resignation of CFO Jacques de Galzain on the expiry of his mandate.Orange Poland president Bruno Duthoit will nominate Nowohońskiego to be appointed to the company’s board at its next meeting on march 13.last_img

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Richard LindsayDavies The UKs Digital TV Group

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first_imgRichard Lindsay-DaviesThe UK’s Digital TV Group (DTG) has warned against “over-promising on the 4K experience” claiming that exaggerating the quality of picture early on could damage consumer confidence. The DTT TV technology body raised the concerns after the Advertising Standards Authority warned DSG Retail – the parent firm of Currys and PC World – that it should not re-run a Christmas ad implying that 4K TVs would show greater detail without supporting evidence.“Ultra HD represents an enormous opportunity for the TV industry to take the viewing experience to a level even greater than the leap from standard-def to HD, but exaggerating the offering at an early stage could damage consumer confidence before the true benefits come to fruition,” said DTG CEO Richard Lindsay-Davies.“The DTG’s UHD Forum is working with broadcasters and TV manufacturers to establish next-generation TV standards for 4K and beyond, collaborating with international bodies, and we are providing advice to retailers to ensure that they can provide consumers with accurate information, satisfying the early adopters who will be the bedrock of future market growth.”The DTG is currently carrying out retail industry briefings on the current state of the broadcast entertainment market and future developments – including Ultra HD, over-the-top and streaming content, smart TV, Freeview Play and VR.last_img read more

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Charlie Bracken Liberty Globals chief financial o

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first_imgCharlie BrackenLiberty Global’s chief financial officer has poured cold water on suggestions that the cable giant could seek to buy out ITV, after it bought into the UK broadcaster last year.  In an interview with the Financial Times, Charlie Bracken described ITV as “awfully pricey” as an outright acquisition target, adding: “we’re not going to invest billions of dollars in content – that’s not our game.”Liberty Global bought a 6.4% stake in ITV for £481 million (€608 million) last July. The deal marked Liberty’s second major investment in the UK market following its US$23.3 billion (€17.2 billion) buyout of Virgin Media, which closed in June 2013.Speaking at the CTAM Europe EuroSummit in Copenhagen in September, Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries said that Liberty bought into ITV “because we thought the company was undervalued.”“We like that management team and that operation, [but it] doesn’t mean we’re going to go and buy the company,” said Fries at the time.“It’s a very large business and it’s not what we’re planning today, but we like the strategic dialogue that we’re having with ITV. It’s our largest commercial broadcaster, they make television globally and they’re a great company.”last_img read more

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Russia DTH pay TV operator Orion Express expects t

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first_imgRussia DTH pay TV operator Orion Express expects to grow its subscriber base by 12-13% this year, outperforming the local pay TV market.In an interview with the Standard newspaper, CEO Cyril Makhnovskii, said that Orion Express would grow strongly this year, outperforming analysts’ expectations for the pay TV market overall of 5% growth.Makhnovskii said that Orion Express had grown its base by 75,000 in the first quarter, taking its total to 2.655 million, up 3% on the year-end figure. The company posted revenues of RUB802 million for the quarter.last_img

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Sunny Petkov Playout specialist PlayBox Technology

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first_imgSunny PetkovPlayout specialist PlayBox Technology has named Stanislav ‘Sunny’ Petkov as chief technical officer to oversee ongoing development of its TV Automation solutions.PlayBox has also named Pierre Kande to its board as CloudAir chief architect with special responsibility for developing the company’s new software product range.Petkov joined PlayBox Technology in 2006 from a technical operations role at Bulgarian broadcast Planeta TV. He has headed the PlayBox development team, latterly as chief research and development officer.Kande joined PlayBox Technology from Cisco Systems in December 2014. As system architect, he has led the CloudAir project, supervising the development of virtualised products that PlayBox Technology is developing alongside the established TV Automation range.The two new board appointments follow the recently announced promotion of Don Ash to president, Pavlin Rahnev to CEO, Phillip Neighbour to chief operating officer, Ananth Sam to director of solution sales and customer care, and Ben Gunkel to chief commercial officer.“Sunny and Pierre are two of the most talented engineers in the entire broadcast business.They are efficient and dependable colleagues with excellent leadership and communication skills,” said Ash.“Sunny has contributed strongly to the development of PlayBox products family which is now the world’s most widely deployed broadcast playout and channel branding system. His role also includes ensuring that 24/7 support remains an effective cornerstone of our business operation. Pierre’s work on CloudAir has been outstanding both for its precision and breadth of vision. These guys are a real pleasure to work with and very welcome additions to the PlayBox Technology management team.”last_img read more

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BT is to unveil the latest UHD outside broadcastin

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first_imgBT is to unveil the latest UHD outside broadcasting links truck at this year’s IBC conference in Amsterdam.The vehicle will be used by BT’s Media and Broadcast division to broadcast BT Sport’s live coverage of the round two Aviva Premiership Rugby Matches in 4K.The TES52 truck, which was designed and built by systems integrator Megahertz, is the first vehicle in the UK capable of transmitting multiple HD and UHD/4K visions via fibre and satellite simultaneously, according to BT Media and Broadcast. The truck will use the latest encoding equipment, which has been specifically designed for premium live sports broadcasting, according to the company.BT’s digital and media broadcast services arm will display the TES52 truck on its stand in the outside exhibition area.The showcase will also host panel speaker sessions which will include experts from Adstream, the BBC, Ericsson, Eurovision, Megahertz and Nevion. The sessions will cover The Next Generation of Networking, 4K HDR and Beyond, Designing a Broadcast Truck for the Future and Cyber Security.BT Media & Broadcast recently completed work upgrading 20 leading football stadiums around the UK with a fibre network that can support multiple camera feeds simultaneously. The upgrade means that 40Gbps of fibre capacity will run directly from each Premier League football ground to the BT Tower. The fibre cabinets which are part of the new network will also be on display at BT’s IBC stand.BT recently signed a deal with the BBC to provide the broadcaster with global IP network services for at least seven years. Under the agreement, BT is delivering a fibre network designed to give the BBC network capacity to support its needs.BT will exhibit at IBC on stand O.C01last_img read more

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