What we’re reading: Arrivals in Argentina Twitter Corinne Hildebrandt What we’re reading: Controversy in D.C. Fort Worth B-Cycle looks to attract more riders printAnother campus parking lot is closed and students are frustrated with the lack of available spots. Parking Lot 12 on Sandage Ave is closed in preparation for the construction of the new TCU hotel, which the land is being leased to a developer.编辑触摸共享全屏制作你自己的了解更多此交互式图像使用ThingLink创建。在thinglink.com上查看此图像。接触图片分享图像…全屏With over five campus lots permanently closed due to construction projects, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Safety Adrian Andrews said students may face new challenges finding parking.“We’re missing a lot of parking spaces right now,” Andrews said. “I know it is causing a lot of inconvenience for everyone.”While old lots continue to close, new lots are still under construction, forcing students to leave for class much earlier. Audrey Hatcher, a senior, said she used to park in the Sandage lot, but with the new closure her only option is to get to campus early in the morning.“It’s just really frustrating and time consuming,” said Hatcher. “You have to get here way too early.”Andrews said last month TCU issued 550 parking tickets, which is why students are finding alternatives for driving. Hunter Ricks, a junior, said he bought a moped so he wouldn’t have to worry about parking at all. “I use that to like mitigate the chances of showing up late to class,” Ricks said. “But also, that’s an expense I shouldn’t have to worry about.”Students said they want to abide by the parking rules, which is why they’re looking into using the shuttles or arriving early in the mornings.Andrews said he’s hoping students start to utilize the shuttle system more.Students may have to park farther away from campus to find a spot, but with improvements to the university’s shuttle system, Andrews said students won’t have to make the longer walk.“What I’d like to push is the idea of people riding the shuttles,” he said. “We had 10 shuttles as of last year, but now we have 14 shuttles.”Students can find information on parking lot closures and campus construction through their student emails or by visiting maps.tcu.edu. Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Corinne Hildebrandt is a sophomore journalism major and sociology minor from Wayne, Illinois. She enjoys staying active and has a difficult time sitting still for long periods of time. When she’s not reporting, Corinne is most likely on the go exploring the many restaurants (and ice cream shops) that Fort Worth has to offer. Previous articleListen: The Podell and Pickell Show with John DiarseNext articleCharlie Thomas Invitational: Preview Corinne Hildebrandt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ ReddIt Linkedin Linkedin Twitter Facebook + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution A lone car is parked in the University Christ Chapel parking lot Thursday morning. Students have to move their cars from the lots closest to Amon G. Carter Stadium by 8 p.m. the night before the game. ReddIt Every vote counts this midterm season Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/
GREEN MOUNTAIN POWER FILES COST OF SERVICE STUDY FOR1.9 PERCENT RATE INCREASECOLCHESTER — Green Mountain Power (NYSE: GMP) has filed itscost-of-service study supporting the implementation of a January 2005 rateincrease of 1.9 percent, pursuant to a plan previously approved by theVermont Public Service Board (VPSB). This will be the first increase forGreen Mountain Power customers in four years.”Our success in controlling costs and managing the business well has meantthat our customers have not had an increase in rates since January 2001.During those four years, the consumers’ price index has risen 9.1 percentand electricity prices across the nation have gone up 10.6 percent. Whileit would be preferable to continue without an increase, we’re pleased thatwe have been able to limit the increase to 1.9 percent while continuing toprovide efficient, reliable electric service,” said Christopher L. Dutton,president and chief executive officer of Green Mountain Power.In late 2003, Green Mountain Power received approval from the VPSB for athree-year rate stability plan. That plan included a freeze on rates in2004, and increases of 1.9 percent and 0.9 percent in January 2005 and2006. Today’s filing includes a cost-of-service study demonstrating theneed for the rate increase, as required by the plan. The filing is subjectto review by the Public Service Board.The major factors driving the need for the rate increase in 2005 includethe requirement that the Company recover past energy conservationexpenditures, rising transmission costs, and the loss of deferred revenuesfrom a previous regulatory ruling.”One major reason we have been able to keep our rates low is that we haveaggressively pursued ways to stabilize power supply costs. Our contractwith Morgan Stanley, the sale of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant andsubsequent contract for purchased power from the plant and the powercontract with Hydro Quebec all help shield our customers from theincreases in market power costs that New England is now experiencing,”explained Mr. Dutton. “Overall, the current rate arrangement approved bythe VPSB will mean that our customers will have experienced four yearswithout a rate increase and two years of minimal increases – 1.9 percentin January 2005 and 0.9 percent in January 2006. This period of ratestability, during a time of sharply rising energy costs, has given ourcustomers a competitive edge.” The 2005 rate increase would add $1.59 to the monthly bill of an average residential customer using 650 kilowatthours a month, moving it from $83.72 to $85.31. -30-
NASHVILLE — Sharks forward Evander Kane said Monday he wouldn’t take back critical comments he made regarding how officials handled an altercation in an emotionally charged Sept. 29 preseason game that preceded his three-game suspension by the NHL.Following the exhibition game against the host Vegas Golden Knights, Kane condemned the way lineman Kiel Murchison handled an altercation late in the third period between himself and defenseman Deryk Engelland, saying in part, “Talk about abuse of …
ALAMEDA — In the wake of injuries to safety Karl Joseph and slot corner Lamarcus Joyner, the Raiders signed veteran safety D.J. Swearinger to a contract Saturday and also announced the addition of defensive end Dion Jordan.The Raiders and Swearinger reportedly agreed to terms Friday once the club learned of the severity of Joseph’s foot injury sustained on his game-ending interception in a 26-24 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. The Raiders have also been thin at defensive end following the …
Investors can employ a variety of legal business structures in South Africa, depending on the nature of the operation and the related tax and legal considerations. The most commonly adopted forms of doing business by foreign investors are private companies and branches.Companies may be either private or public. (Image: Brand South Africa)South Africa has a well-developed and formally regulated company law regime. All South African businesses are governed by the Companies Act No 71 of 2008. It is administered by the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission.Website: Companies and Intellectual Properties CommissionDownload: The Companies Act, No 71 of 2008 – An explanatory guide [PDF], published by the Department of Trade and IndustryThe new Companies Act, which was promulgated in 2009 and has been effective since May 2011, rewrites South African law completely. The new Act aims to modernise the law, align it with international best practice, and make it more business friendly – especially by streamlining it with other South African legislation, such as the Promotion of Access to Information Act.By making it simpler and less prescriptive, the new Act encourages entrepreneurship as well as economic and employment growth. It is more flexible (companies are allowed to change certain requirements according to their own circumstances, for example); and adaptable (smaller companies have less arduous responsibilities than large public companies when it comes to corporate governance and financial reporting).South African law used to provide for a business entity type called Close Corporations (CCs) until the Companies Act 71 of 2008 came into force on 1 May 2011. While CCs may no longer be created, existing CCs will continue to operate until they are converted into companiesNote: Foreigners who are contemplating investing in the South African economy by establishing a business or by investing in an existing business in the country must apply for a business permit. As an applicant, you will be required to invest a prescribed financial capital contribution.Read more: Working in South Africa: work permitsWebsite: www.home-affairs.gov.zaThe Companies Act regulates the formation, conduct of affairs, and liquidation of all companies and it makes no distinction between locally owned or foreign-owned companies. Companies may be either private or public.There is a wealth of world-class expertise that will guide an investor through the process of registering a business in South Africa. Legal, management, banking and accounting firms are supported by chambers of commerce, embassies and government offices.Website: See www.cipro.gov.za, the website of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC). An agency of the Department of Trade and Industry agency, it focuses on the registration of companies and intellectual property.Download: Companies Act No 71 of 2008 [PDF]Choice of business entityThere are two broad types of companies included under the Companies Act: non-profit companies and profit companies.Non-profit companiesA company set up for public benefit, or for a purpose relating to cultural or social activities, or communal or group interests, such as religion, sciences, education, arts, charity or recreation. Under the old Act, these were known as Section 21 companies. Non-profit companies are now dealt with in Section 1 to the Act.The income and property of a non-profit company are to be applied solely to the promotion of the non-profit company’s main object.Website: See www.services.gov.za for information on registering a non-profit companyProfit companiesThe principal methods of doing business in South Africa are by using a:Public (name ends in “Ltd”) or private (“Pty Ltd”) companyPersonal Liability Company (“Inc”)PartnershipBusiness trustSole proprietorshipExternal company (branch of a foreign company)Tax and other considerations affect the choice of a particular form of business entity. The most commonly adopted forms of doing business by foreign investors are private companies and branches.Companies operate on the basis of limited liability. As a general rule, members are not liable for the debts of a company; however, there are exceptions to this rule.Private companiesMost foreign investors set up as a private company, as they require the least amount of annual formalities.They must have at least one director and shareholder and membership is restricted to 50. The directors do not need not be South African residents or nationals.Public companiesPublic companies are formed to raise funds by offering shares to the public and there is no limit to the number of shareholders.External companiesForeign companies that do business or carry out non-profit activities in South Africa are known as external companies.Such a company should be reasonably seen as intending to engage in business or non- profit activities in South Africa, though activities such as:being party to one or more employment contracts within South Africa; orengaging in a course or pattern of activities within South Africa over a period of at least six months.Branches of foreign companies are accorded legal status in South Africa by virtue of their registration as external companies but are not recognised as separate legal entities – except for exchange control purposes.An external company must register with the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission within 20 business days after it first begins to conduct business, or non- profit activities, in South Africa.Contact: www.cipc.co.zaDomesticated companiesA “domesticated company’ is defined as a foreign company whose registration has been transferred to South Africa and which will thereafter exist as a company in terms of the Companies Act as if it had been originally so incorporated and registered.Source: Department of Trade and Industry’s Investor’s HandbookReviewed: 15 March 2013Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Leh town of Ladakh was the coldest recorded place at a low of minus 6.3 degrees Celsius, while the mercury in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday marked an improvement after plummeting several degrees below season’s average over the past couple of days, a MeT department official said.However, Jammu city recorded a dip in the maximum and minimum temperature as sun played hide and seek during the day, the official said. Besides Leh, he said the nearby Kargil town and the famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir also recorded sub-zero night temperatures of minus 3.8 and minus 1.3 degrees Celsius, respectively. The high altitudes of the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh including Gulmarg experienced a fresh snowfall, while the plains were lashed by light to moderate rains between November 21 and 23. With sun making an appearance in Srinagar, the official said the city recorded an increase of five notches in the maximum temperature which settled at 12.4 degrees Celsius — just 1.4 degrees below normal during this part of the season. The minimum temperature in the city also shot up to 4.9 degrees Celsius against the previous night’s 3.2 degrees Celsius, he said adding it is 4.8 degrees above the season’s average. The maximum temperature in Jammu fell by 0.8 notches and settled at 24.3 degrees Celsius, while the night temperature in the city fell by over two degrees to settle at 12.9 degrees Celsius against the previous night’s 15.0 degrees Celsius, the official said. Bhaderwah town in Doda district was the coldest recorded place in Jammu region with a high of 14.7 degrees Celsius and a low of 4.5 degrees Celsius, the official said. He said Katra, the base camp for the pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi shrine, recorded a maximum of 21.5 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 11.6 degrees Celsius. The weatherman has forecast dry weather in most parts of the two union territories during the next two days followed by a brief spell of rain or snow at most places on November 27.
VietinBank vs Rebisco PSL Manila. CONTIBUTED PHOTOUST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — VietinBank engaged Rebisco PSL Manila in an intense firefight and emerged victorious, 25-21, 17-25, 25-20, 25-14, Friday in the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championships here.The Vietnamese club didn’t hold any punches against the newly formed Filipino team whose core comprised the national squad, working very hard on defense in one juncture and then launching vigorous offense in the next.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Rebisco Spikers led, 9-4, in the first set as they flashed their individual brilliance and energetic defense.But soon the Vietnamese, displaying steely nerves, caught on, breaking an 18-all standoff to steal the set.Filipino superstars Jaja Santiago, Aby Marano and Jovelyn Gonzaga then joined hands to claim the next set with the trio throwing down from all angles to wear down the Vietnamese.Santiago scored 17 while Gonzaga and Marano each added 10 markers for the Rebisco PSL Manila, which had a share of fans inside the Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Dinh Thi Thuy created trouble for the Rebisco defense as she unleashed 24 points, while teammates Pham Thi Kim Hue, Le Thanh Thuy and Doan Thi Xuan contributed 15, 14 and 12 markers, respectively.But Vietin also doubled down on the defensive end, tiring down the Filipinos with excellent floor defense that produced 13 digs against Rebisco’s five.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LeBron: Jordan chase about motivation, not greatness Volleyball fans, let’s rally behind these lovely ladies #RebiscoPSLManila #TeamPilipinas pic.twitter.com/9c7WtijPLQ— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) May 26, 2017 Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV In the third, Rebisco kept breathing down VietinBank’s neck and closed in, 17-19, only to see the Vietnamese employ unrelenting attacks mostly coming off a excellent digs.The Filipinos were in step in the fourth, coming within 10-13 but faded away with a string of errors.Now at 0-2 after losing to Hisamitsu Springs in the opener, Rebisco PSL Manila will next face Tianjin Bohai Bank on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. (1:30 p.m. in Manila).RELATED VIDEOS
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Dan Cohen AUTHOR Washington, D.C. — The Army’s utility privatization program has produced enormous financial benefits, as well as improved reliability and reduced consumption for utilities that have been transferred to the private sector, Curt Wexel, utilities privatization program manager for the Army’s assistant chief of staff for installation management, told the DOD Energy & Water Forum Friday. For the 152 utility systems that have been privatized, the service estimates the net present value of its savings, compared to continued Army ownership, is $3.4 billion. On average, the service experiences a 29 percent cost avoidance for each utility system that is privatized. Other benefits include improved reliability, a 16 percent net reduction in water use and a 35 percent net reduction in natural gas consumption.To date, the Army has privatized 43 percent of the utilities across its U.S. installations, covering electric, gas, water and wastewater systems.The Army considers utilities privatization one of its primary tools for enhancing the resilience of its installations. The service has invested more than $1 billion in energy resilience projects, with $490 million allocated to utilities privatization. Given the investment required to transfer assets to the private sector, the service can only privatize utilities when it is cost effective, Wexel said. Officials focus on the most critical missions, he said. “We can’t afford to do UP [utilities privatization] everywhere.”