New Fee Structure for Application and Licence to Extract Water

first_imgRelatedNew Fee Structure for Application and Licence to Extract Water Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Effective August 1, 2009, the Water Resources Authority (WRA) will be implementing a new fee structure for the application and granting of licences or consent (permits) to extract water.The new fee will be $45,000, including $15,000 for the application and $30,000 for the licence or consent (permit).The current cost to the WRA to process the application and permit is $45,750, of which only 33 per cent is recovered through the existing fees. The last increase in the fees was made in July 1997 and, despite increases in cost, has been maintained at $15,000 for the past 12 years, according to WRA Managing Director, Basil Fernandez.This new fee structure has been approved by Minister of Water and Housing, the Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, under the power conferred on the Minister by Section 49 (1) of the Water Resources Act. This Section gives the Minister the power to make regulations in relation to the fees and charges payable for any licence or consent granted under the Act.The fee structure will require separate fees to be paid for the application and for the licence/permit. Presently, one fee covers both the application and licence/permit.The new fee represents less than 0.25 per cent of the cost of construction of any groundwater supply system and less than 0.1 per cent of any surface water supply system, according to Mr. Fernandez. New Fee Structure for Application and Licence to Extract Water EnvironmentJuly 21, 2009center_img RelatedNew Fee Structure for Application and Licence to Extract Water RelatedNew Fee Structure for Application and Licence to Extract Waterlast_img read more

US government taps AT&T drone expertise

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 11 MAY 2018 AT&T pushes cybersecurity to public sector Diana Goovaerts Home US government taps AT&T drone expertise US chip funding tipped to top $150B Amazon reels in MGM Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Related Previous ArticleSnap backtracks on revamped appNext ArticleDocomo calls on NEC to prepare network for 5G Tags AT&T’s experience with drones is set to be put to fresh use in two federal test projects which will help guide US government policy on the use of unmanned aircraft.The operator confirmed to Mobile World Live it is participating in pilot schemes in Virginia and San Diego: two of ten projects selected by US secretary of transportation Elaine Chao from a prospective list of almost 150.Announced in October 2017, Chao said data gathered in the tests will “form the basis of a new regulatory framework to safely integrate drones into our national airspace”.In Virginia, AT&T will team with Alphabet’s Project Wing and Intel, among others, in a three-year project led by Virginia Tech to explore use cases including package deliveries, emergency management and infrastructure inspection. An AT&T representative said the operator will provide cellular connectivity for advanced drone operations including flights which venture beyond visual line of sight.The project in San Diego will see AT&T and Qualcomm explore public safety applications for drones. The operator said it plans to apply insights from the trial to its FirstNet emergency responder network to offer subscribers more technologies to assist their public safety mission.AT&T is no stranger to drones, having experimented with the technology for several years to inspect its tower infrastructure and provide portable cellular coverage in emergency situations.Broad tech presenceOther big name technology players involved in the government programme include Apple, which will work with North Carolina’s Department of Transportation on a project covering deliveries of blood and other medical supplies to hospitals and testing facilities.Microsoft is also taking part, teaming with the Kansas Department of Transportation to test the use of drones for road and bridge inspections, as well as locating and assisting stranded drivers.Additional projects will also be conducted in Oklahoma, Florida, Tennessee, North Dakota, Nevada and Alaska. Author AT&Tdroneslast_img read more

DCT Industrial Trust acquires Tempe portfolio

first_imgCassidy Turley announced that DCT Industrial Trust has acquired a three property warehouse portfolio from a Chicago-based global investment manager for $26.44 million. Located in Tempe, the 355,371 SF portfolio includes: Roosevelt Center, 2405 and 2415 S. Roosevelt Street; Parkland Center, 7245 and 7307 S. Harl Ave.; and Wilson Center, 2636 South Wilson Street for $26.44 million ($74.42 per square foot). Senior Managing Directors Bob Buckley, Tracy Cartledge and Steve Lindley with Cassidy Turley’s Capital Markets Group brokered the transaction on behalf of the buyer and the seller.“The portfolio represented an opportunity to acquire traditional warehouse product in the well-established Tempe market from a long-term owner and stable occupancy” said Mr. Buckley.Roosevelt and Wilson Centers consist of three high-quality warehouse/manufacturing buildings totaling 292,605 square feet in one of Tempe’s best locations, the Broadway Industrial Park. Parkland Center consists of two multi-tenant industrial buildings totaling 62,766 square feet in the highly desired south Tempe submarket. The warehouse portfolio was 98%% leased at the time of sale. DCT Industrial Trust plans to hold and continue to lease up the property.last_img read more

Republican senator says Kim Jong Un ‘will not denuclearize’

first_imgABC News(WASHINGTON) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he is convinced that North Korea will not give up its nuclear program and that its release of U.S. prisoners and other gestures are “a show.”Rubio told ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and This Week Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz on Sunday that the U.S. will have to make a decision about whether it can live with North Korea’s having nuclear weapons that could put America at risk.Rubio said he remains “convinced” that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “will not denuclearize, but he wants to give off this perception that he’s this open leader, that he’s peaceful, that he’s reasonable.”“It’s all a show,” Rubio said, adding that Kim “released three Americans that were innocently there, blew up a facility that was probably already damaged.”Raddatz asked the Florida senator about a recent tweet about the North Korean leader in which he said the U.S.’s “options to deal with him are narrowing.”Rubio responded, “If you don’t think you’re ever going to be able to reach a deal where he gives up his missiles and gives up his nukes, then you’re going to have to make a decision, which is where we’ve been the whole time, and that is, ‘Are you prepared to live in a world where someone like him possesses not just nuclear weapons, but the ability to hit the mainland of the United States?’ And, if you’re not, then you’re going to have to do something to go after them at some point.”On President Trump’s strategy for summit talks, Rubio gave the president credit for keeping North Korea “off-balance.”“I give the president credit for that, but ultimately, there’s got to be a deal,” Rubio said. “That is a very difficult thing to accomplish with a country in North Korea that has no history of diplomacy, no history of negotiations, and no one around that’s ever done this before.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more