Telenor CEO joins chorus of calls for India to release more spectrum

first_img India adds detail on network equipment restrictions Telenor CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas (pictured) joined Vodafone in calling for the Indian government to release much-needed spectrum to ensure the country’s mobile operators can keep up with soaring demand.Baksaas told the Economic Times: “Countries release nearly 100 per cent spectrum for commercial use, but in India, a comparably smaller amount of spectrum is released, which needs to be changed.”Telenor’s India unit, Uninor, operates in six regions, or circles, and has about 42 million connections for a 4.5 per cent market share. It doesn’t own 3G spectrum but has said it is considering bidding for the 900MHz band when it’s auctioned off.The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said in August the government should be more aggressive in the auctioning of spectrum, including the 700MHz band, and was critical of the slow release of “coveted” frequencies.Baksaas told the Times that the company is open for M&A in India, but the country’s rules “don’t encourage such a move”.Meanwhile, Vodafone India has formally requested the Department of Telecommunications to immediately release the 1.8GHz spectrum it won in the February auction and paid for in March.Because of the six-month delay, despite several reminders, the company also is seeking a six-month extension of the expiry date of its existing 900MHz spectrum from the date the new frequencies are assigned.The country’s second largest operator said in a statement there are only seven weeks until it has to replace the currently deployed 900MHz spectrum with the 900MHz won in the auctions in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.In early September Bharti Airtel said it was seeking compensation from the country’s government to cover the interest on money it borrowed to secure spectrum to which it is yet to receive access.The spectrum in the 1.8GHz and 900MHz bands was secured in an auction in February and India’s largest operator has urged the government to speed up the process to allot the airwaves. India to shun China vendors in 5G trials Telenor books loss on $780M Myanmar write-off Related HomeAsiaNews Telenor CEO joins chorus of calls for India to release more spectrum Joseph Waring Previous ArticleOrange mulling African options – reportNext ArticleMexico plans state-backed mobile network by 2018 center_img Tags Asia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 OCT 2014 Author Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more 900MHz. 1.8GHzDoTIndiaRegulatoryspectrumTelenorUninorVodafone Indialast_img read more

Singtel takes hit from competition, Covid restrictions

first_img Previous ArticleGoogle claims Australia code puts free services at riskNext ArticleTRAI clarifies spectrum sharing charge Related SingTel Asia Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 17 AUG 2020 Singtel recorded double-digit drops in profit and revenue for the first quarter of its fiscal year, with intense price competition in Singapore and Australia and challenging economic conditions caused by Covid-19 (coronavirus) restrictions slowing consumer and business spending.Operating revenue in the quarter ending 30 June declined 13.9 per cent year-on-year to SGD3.54 billion ($2.58 billion), which the operator attributed to lower equipment sales and roaming revenue, delays in ICT projects and reduced customer spending.The company didn’t release net profit figures. At the end of its last fiscal year ending 31 March, the operator announced it would move to half-yearly reporting and provide only quarterly highlights. EBITDA declined 24.2 per cent to SGD897 million, due in part to an exceptional charge of SGD364 million related to its interest in Bharti Airtel in India, which included additional provisions for adjusted gross revenue fees.In a statement, Singtel group CEO Chua Sock Koong said: “We are seeing the effects of Covid-19 across our business as travel and movement restrictions impact roaming and prepaid revenues, reduce footfall in retail stores and delay enterprise projects.”After-tax contributions from its regional associates rose 5.6 per cent to SGD267 million in the quarter. The company noted earnings declines at Telkomsel in Indonesia, AIS in Thailand and Globe Telecom in the Philippines, due to the impact of the pandemic, were mitigated by a lower net operating loss at Airtel following tariff increases.Home marketMobile service revenue in Singapore dropped 27.2 per cent to SGD404 million, as a result of a sharp fall in roaming and lower prepaid usage as customers relied on Wi-Fi as they stayed indoors and the number of tourists and overseas workers fell significantly. The restrictions also led to declines in equipment sales during the period, although the operator did not disclose figures.Prepaid subscribers fell 4.4 per cent to 1.54 million, while post-paid subs grew 4.5 per cent to 4.26 million. Blended ARPU dropped 27.7 per cent to SGD23.Average data usage rose 8.5 per cent to 5GB a month.Australia performanceIn Australia, mobile service revenue declined 4.1 per cent to AUD860 million ($618 million) due to lower roaming income, late payment fee waivers as well as a higher SIM-only customer mix and ongoing data price competition. Equipment sales also fell given lower retail traffic, the impact of lengthening handset replacement cycles and the end of subsidies.Blended ARPU fell 4.9 per cent year-on-year to AUD28. Average monthly data usage increased 1.9 per cent to 10.1GB.Its subscriber base was flat year-on-year, with prepaid users dropping 4.1 per cent to 3.23 million while post-paid subs increased 1.2 per cent to 5.8 million.Operating revenue at its Digital Life unit declined 49 per cent due to lower revenue from Amobee and the closure of HOOQ’s business in March, Singtel said.Amobee saw significant cut backs in ad spending by customers and a reduction in TV revenue as the technology licensing fee income recognised in the last corresponding quarter did not recur this quarter. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more center_img Singtel warns of loss on impairment charges HomeAsiaNews Singtel takes hit from competition, Covid restrictions Singtel lights SA 5G network Joseph Waring Singtel rethinks strategy after profit plummets Tags last_img read more

Olson leads Evian through 54, eyes first major

first_imgEVIAN-LES-BAINS, France – Chasing a first major title for herself, and a first for American women this season, Amy Olson fired a bogey-free 65 to take a two-shot lead after the Evian Championship third round on Saturday. Olson broke clear to post a 14-under 199 total after twice being in a four-way share of the lead at the sun-soaked Evian Resort Golf Club. An eagle at the par-5 9th first took her clear, and she added three birdies on the back nine to stretch her lead over Sei Young Kim. ”I really enjoyed (the nerves), that means I care, right?” Olson said. ”It was fun to start solid with a birdie on the first hole.” Kim carded 64, flashing the form that set a U.S. LPGA Tour record 31-under winning total at the Thornberry Creek Classic in July. ”The big goal is to win a major tournament. I wish I could,” said Kim, a seven-time winner on tour. Mo Martin, a former Women’s British Open winner, was two shots back on 10 under. Full-field scores from Evian Championship Evian Championship: Articles, photos and videos A further shot back was a group of three players including Georgia Hall (68), who was a homegrown British Open winner last month. Five Americans are in the top 10, seeking a first major at the fifth and final try this season and a winner’s check of $577,500. The year’s major winners have come from Sweden, Thailand, South Korea, and England. Olson aims to learn from her previous majors experience playing in the last group on Sunday. In April, a 72 turned second place into tied for ninth at the ANA Inspiration. Still, she said she learned then from watching playing partner Pernilla Lindberg win a three-way playoff after letting slip a three-shot lead. Olson is also flourishing with her brother, Nathan Anderson, on the bag as caddie. ”Most of my golf memories do involve him,” she said. ”Having a sibling be part of it is very special.” The American challenge at Evian includes Ryann O’Toole, who made the biggest move on Saturday to be 8 under, tied for seventh. Her 63 was the lowest round this week. Tight pin positions offset otherwise perfect playing conditions on a still, 24-degree (75 F) day on the hillside course overlooking Lake Geneva. While her South Carolina hometown Seneca is at risk of flooding from Hurricane Florence, Austin Ernst (69) joined the four-player group on 8 under with an eagle on the par-5 15th. ”Praying for my friends & family back home in SC/NC in hurricane Florence’s path. Y’all be safe!!” Ernst has tweeted from south-eastern France. Puerto Rico’s first-ever LPGA Tour player, Maria Torres, tied for the lead after each of the first two rounds and briefly shared the lead on Saturday. Torres dropped shots at the two closing par-4s and a 72 left her tied for 11th, seven shots back. The 16-year-old Rachel Heck carded a 72 to be 2 over in her second major. The high-schooler previously tied for 33rd at the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open.last_img read more

Brexit News / Government defends role in preparing industry for post-Brexit border controls

first_img By Alex Whiteman, Brexit reporter 08/02/2021 This help includes tailored advice through the government’s Brexit Business Taskforce, export helplines, webinars with policy experts and support via a network of trade advisers. However, many have said that revealing the Border Operating Model just six months before the end of the transition period, with no signs of a deal in sight, had made it incredibly difficult to plan for the new trading environment.  Peter MacSwiney, forwarding industry representative and customs software provider, has been critical of the Brexit process and told The Loadstar he was particularly disparaging of the implementation of the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS), the new border control system for coordinating the movement of vehicles.  Describing GVMS as a “technological marvel”, but a “trading disaster”, he said it epitomised a “government by three-word policy” and HMRC’s move away from working with business.  “It goes against everything customs authorities at HMRC have been motivated by over the past decade; a motivation that led them to ask, ‘is this good for business?’ before they acted,” Mr MacSwiney said.  “But all this went out of the window and, seemingly, now all they care about is, ‘is it legal?’”  However, this was denied by HMRC, and a spokesperson told The Loadstar industry stakeholders, including border locations, carriers and hauliers had been consulted throughout development of the GVMS IT system.  Among those it cited were the Road Haulage Association, British International Freight Association and Logistics UK.  “The check-in and embarkation functionality were deployed successfully and are working as expected… we collaborated with key stakeholders on GVMS and utilised this feedback to build additional features to the service and processes,” the spokesperson said. “We will continue to work with industry to ensure they understand the steps they need to take to move goods through border locations and support their readiness activities.” The GVMS registration service was deployed on 8 December, with Get a Goods Movement Reference (GMR) going live two days before Christmas; the HMRC spokesperson said 4,489 hauliers had registered for GVMS, with 81,171 GMRs created, up to 5 February. The UK government has defended its new border control practices following the country’s departure from the European Union (EU).  Responding to criticism from the industry, a Cabinet spokesperson told The Loadstar the government had always made it clear there would be new processes and rules at the end of a transition period.  “That’s why we published a comprehensive Border Operating Model last July and an updated version in October, setting out what to expect at the border,” said the spokesperson. “It’s also why we continue to work closely with businesses to help them deal with the challenges from our new trading relationship with the EU and seize new opportunities as we strike trade deals around the world.”  center_img © Gary Perkinlast_img read more

Deal Signs ‘Amnesty’ Bill Aimed At Reducing Fatal Overdoses

first_img Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party For Whom The Bell Rings 1:25 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Share Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Thursday signed into law a bill aimed at protecting those who report a drug or alcohol overdose.The bill protects those who call 9-1-1 to report a drug overdose and who may also have been using drugs from arrest or prosecution. The same applies to those under 21 years old who report an alcohol overdose. With Deal’s signature, Georgia joins at least 17 other states that have passed similar “Good Samaritan Laws.”As heard on the radio1:25Republican state Rep. Sharon Cooper of Marietta, the bill’s sponsor, hopes people will now make potentially life-saving emergency calls.“We’ve got to at least help people make the right decision to help somebody else.”Supporters pushed for the bill after a handful of Georgians died of an accidental overdose, some which they say may have been prevented had friends called for emergency help. Cooper said often people are too scared to call, fearing they’ll face criminal punishment.“It’s not that people are panicking or so stoned on drugs that they don’t know what they’re doing, because in several instances the people that survive would tell you they discussed it,” Cooper said.The governor signed the bill into law quietly in his office Thursday morning. It takes effect immediately.The new law also loosens restrictions on Naloxone, an overdose-reversing drug.Previously only available to licensed medical personnel, the drug will now be available to first responders, so-called harm reduction agencies or anyone with a prescription.  Critics say easier access could increase the likelihood someone uses drugs like heroin or prescription pain-killers, a criticism Cooper dismisses.“You’re trying to save a life so there’s a chance of turning somebody’s life around. If you’re dead, there’s no chance,” Cooper said.Mona Bennett, who heads the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition, praised the new law.Previously, the coalition had been administering the drug illegally.“This is a huge victory, and we have a vital tool for the community to use to save themselves.The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates Naloxone has reversed more than 10,000 overdoses since it was introduced in the mid-90s. last_img read more

Yale World Fellows Program for Mid-Career Leaders

first_img ← African Trade Fund (AfTra) Similar Stories Tweet November 13, 2013 Published by milan ATLAS CORPS PROGRAMS Share 0 Google PhD Fellowship Program for graduate students Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Pocket African Liberty Writing Fellowship 2021 for Young Writers Three confidential letters of reference.  Letters should come from people familiar with your work and character.  They should comment on your abilities, your style of leadership, and your suitability for a Yale World Fellowship.  You will have the ability to designate your recommenders once you begin your begin your online application. Once you identify your recommenders they will each receive an e-mail providing instructions and access information.Please note there is no application fee for applying to the Yale World Fellows Program. Selection criteria:An established record of extraordinary achievement and integrity;Commitment to engagement in crucial issues and to making a difference at the national or international level;Promise of a future career of leadership and notable impact;Special capacity for critical, creative, entrepreneurial, and strategic thinking;Likelihood to benefit from participation in the Program and to contribute to global understanding at Yale;Commitment to a rigorous program of activities, to full-time residence at Yale for the duration of the program, and to mentoring students and speaking frequently on campusMost questions about the Program and the application process can be answered by reviewing the common questions HERE.  If your question is unanswered, you may contact staff at [email protected] For more information visit the official website HERE. +1 International Journalism Fellows at Harvard University → LinkedIn 0 Reddit Yale World Fellows Program for Mid-Career Leaders Deadline: 4 December 2013Open to: mid-career emerging leaders who have distinguished themselves within their own professions, regions, countries, or at an international levelFellowship: travel allowance, housing, healthcare, and a generous stipend to cover living expensesDescriptionThe Yale World Fellows Program seeks applications from mid-career emerging leaders who have distinguished themselves within their own professions, regions, countries, or at an international level. Successful applicants uniformly possess the extraordinary qualities of mind and character that strong leadership requires. Candidates for the Fellowship must demonstrate themselves to be driving forces for action or effective catalysts of change. In significant ways and in significant arenas, each must show promise of a career trajectory of increasing responsibility and impact.World Fellows are selected from a wide range of fields and disciplines including government, business, nongovernmental organizations, religion, the military, media, and the arts. A selection committee aims to assemble a Fellowship group that is diverse, geographically balanced, and representative of a wide range of professions, talents, and perspectives.EligibilityApplicants must:be in the mid-career stage, at least five and typically not more than twenty years into their professional careers, with demonstrated work accomplishments, and a clear indication of future contributions and excellence.  The average age of a World Fellow is 38, though there is no minimum or maximum age limit;have an excellent command of the English language and be able to speak, read, and write in English fluently;be a citizen of and reside in a country other than the United StatesPreference may be given to candidates who have not had extensive educational or work experience in the United States, particularly at Yale. The Yale World Fellows Program does not accept full-time students or full-time academics and does not award an academic diploma of any kind. The fellowship is designed for practitioners.FellowshipYale World Fellows do not pay tuition. For full participation in the Yale World Fellows Program for its duration, Yale provides Fellows with a travel allowance, housing, healthcare, and a generous stipend to cover living expenses. In addition, Yale pays for all costs associated with the educational and extracurricular aspects of the Program.ApplicationThe application deadline for the 2014 Yale World Fellows Program is Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. Sixteen fellows will be awarded with the fellowship.Application for admission to the Yale World Fellows Program is an online process. There is no paper application for you to fill out or mail. After creating an account and accessing the online application HERE you may then begin to complete your application.  Prior to the deadline, you are able to work on your application at any time and submit it when you are ready. You will have the ability to upload your documents and request your letters of recommendation once you register.A complete application consists of:The online application form (personal information, employment history and educational background)A resume/CVTwo essays(500 word maximum each)Essay 1: They are interested in learning more about your style of leadership. Please provide two examples that best demonstrate how you approach your role as a leader.Essay 2: Discuss an issue of importance to you and your country, your community, or region and how you think progress on the issue could be achieved.last_img read more

Microsoft launches $1m #givewithXbox charity campaign

first_imgMicrosoft launches $1m #givewithXbox charity campaignInitiative will support Child’s Play, Gamers Outreach, SpecialEffect and Operation Supply DropChristopher DringHead of Games B2BSaturday 10th November 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleMicrosoftMicrosoft has launched a #givewithXbox Christmas charity campaign.The platform holder is urging fans to share photos on social media of what gaming together means using that hashtag.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The firm will donate $5 of Xbox products – rising to $1 million – for every photo shared. The donations will be split between the charities Child’s Play, Gamers Outreach, SpecialEffect and Operation Supply Drop.Child’s Play was set-up by the team behind Penny Arcade and donates toys and games to children’s hospitals worldwide. Gamers Outreach provides recreation to children in hospitals through video games, providing equipment, technology and software that help kids cope with long-term treatment. SpecialEffect is a UK based charity which uses video games to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities (including creating special controllers to help disabled players enjoy games). Finally, Operation Supply Drop sends gaming care packages to US troops deployed around the world, to help them transition back to civilian life. The campaign is set to run over the holiday period.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesApple questions credibility of Xbox testimonyiPhone maker asserts that Microsoft did not produce evidence to back Lori Wright’s claims of unprofitable consolesBy James Batchelor 2 days agoEpic pushed for subscription-free multiplayer on Xbox ahead of Apple battleCEO Tim Sweeney told Xbox boss Phil Spencer that “certain plans for August” would create an “extraordinary opportunity”By James Batchelor 7 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Solar industry association unveils PV GreenCard Programme

first_img UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Featured image: Stock The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) recently launched its PV GreenCard Programme, an industry led quality mechanism for solar PV installations.The PV GreenCard has been developed by SAPVIA in partnership with the German Solar Association and the German International Cooperation.It will be a national, standardised hand-over or “as built” report for roof-top PV installations, aimed at improving the safety and quality of installations.The programme was launched at the recent Electrical Safety Indaba Workshop, hosted by the Department of Labour (DoL), with the aim of providing stakeholders in the electrical industry with insights into safety and applicable compliance standards to be followed by industry players.Key industry bodies such as South African National Accreditation System (SANAS), National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications, Association of Inspection Authorities (AIA) and Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa (ECASA) attended the event.SAPVIA expressed its appreciation to be included and recognised as a key stakeholder to the DoL when it comes to solar PV installations. Read more: City of Cape Town to investigate affordable solar PV structuresThe discussions focused on following key aspects such as;Applicable and relevant accreditation standardsDevelopments in the electrical industryCertification of electrical industry products by NCRS in as far as public health, safety and environmental protection is concerned.The role of technologies such as SolarPV installationsIn light of the recent IRP draft 2018, which had a balanced energy mix that provided specific recognition to renewable energy technologies such as solar PV, it therefore became necessary to put the spotlight on the solar PV industry’s role as far as skills development, compliance, safety and regulation goes.PV GreenCard ProgrammeSAPVIA made a presentation on behalf of the solar PV industry in which insights of the industry and solar PV as a technology were presented.The presentation further focused on the highly acclaimed PV GreenCard Programme, built on skills development, standardised practices and detailed documentation of compliance.The programme will provide comprehensive documentation of the PV system including information on used components and personal data of the owner, and will be a voluntary service from the installer which will serve as a guideline to both the installer and the customer on how to secure a high standard of PV system operation.The aim is for the PV GreenCard to be issued with every small-scale Solar PV installation up to 100kWp by suitable qualified installers.To learn more about the programme, visit: https://www.pvgreencard.co.zaThis article has been edited by Babalwa Bungane from the original story published on the Green Building Africa website and is republished with permission. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Finance and Policy Generation BRICS TAGSPV GreenCard ProgrammeSAPVIASouth Africa Previous articleNigeria signs $60m new country programme with UNIDONext articleHydropower race continues in full force Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Support Analyst II

first_imgLocationSyracuse, NY CampusSyracuse, NY • Bachelor’s degree and /or equivalent combination of education andexperience with at least four (4) years knowledge or experiencewith a broad range of computer systems and applications, includingcloud-based applications, online learning technologies, and secureenterprise networks. Application Instructions Staff LevelS5 The Support Analyst II provides direct supervision of studentemployees and a full range of technical assistance andtroubleshooting to on-premises and remote students, faculty, staff,applicants, parents, alumni, and other users of the University’ssystems and services. The Support Analyst II responsibilities coverITS enterprise systems, accounts, email, secure and accessiblecomputing, classroom and computer lab technologies, network access,and personal end-user devices. Support and troubleshooting coverITS -provided online learning technologies including, but notlimited to, Blackboard, the University’s online learning platform,and Registrar-scheduled classrooms. Online learning supportinteractions include client access and course content-relatedsupport and supporting real-time learning sessions throughBlackboard Collaborate and Zoom.Additionally, the Support Analyst II evaluates new systems andservices, manages technical change by contributing to the systemdevelopment lifecycle of ITS -administrated systems, and providessupervision, including hiring, training, and day-to-day workflow,to student consultants employed within ITS .The position is required to participate in rotating after-hourssupport. Quick Linkhttps://www.sujobopps.com/postings/86045 Unionized Position CodeNot Applicable Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-actioninstitution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassmentbased on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, nationalorigin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability,sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteranstatus, or any other status protected by applicable law to theextent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy coversadmissions, employment, and access to and treatment in Universityprograms, services, and activities. About Syracuse University Job CategoryStaff Job TypeFull-time About the Syracuse area Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community Not Applicable Job TitleSupport Analyst II Qualifications Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans Physical Requirements • Strong technical knowledge of applications, operating systems,and web-based services encompassing both administration andend-user support.• Working knowledge and experience with online learning systems(such as Blackboard, Canvas, etc.) and online collaboration systems(Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Blackboard Collaborate, etc.) in order toprovide general troubleshooting and assistive support during onlineactivities through the University online learning systems.• A service-oriented professional approach in working withclients.• Basic understanding of networks, including both physicalinfrastructure and virtual environments.• Basic understanding of information security concepts, includingworking appropriately with confidential information and restrictedaccess within computing systems.• Strong interpersonal skills required to effectively collaboratewith leaders, peers, and other organizational units.• Managerial and/or supervisory experience, includingadministration, professional development, and accountability ofemployees when necessary.• Basic understanding and awareness of IT accessibility. Department Code20702-6027 Job Specific Qualifications DepartmentInformation Technology Servicescenter_img Not Applicable In addition to completing an online application, please attach aresume and cover letter. Full Consideration By Posting Details Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic centerof New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New YorkCity. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. Thearea offers a low cost of living and provides many social,cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums,festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shoppingvenues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range ofseasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing andsnow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites,visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trailsalong the Erie Canal. Pay RangeCommensurate with Experience Syracuse University is a private, international research universitywith distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and anundeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New YorkState, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history,Syracuse University offers a quintessential collegeexperience.The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: apioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges;nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more thana quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a studentpopulation from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For moreinformation, please visit www.syracuse.edu. Hours Job #036818 Message to Applicants FLSA StatusExempt • Provide computing and instructional support while working withinthe ITS Help Desk and walk-in Service Center.• Document all interactions using Syracuse University’s onlineticketing system. Provide excellent customer service whiletranslating complex technical solutions into non-technical languagefor clients of diverse populations with varying levels of computerskills.• Coordinate the hiring, training, and professional development ofpart-time employees working for both the ITS Help Desk and walk-inService Center.• Create, maintain, and enforce policies that provide clarityaround each employee’s roles and responsibilities while working forITS .• Develop and implement services and projects as per the needs ofthe organization from standard application and information lifecycles to project management, including coordinating volunteerstaff, student employees, and fellow support analysts to achieveproject objections.• Work with teams of system administrators, faculty, staff, andother technical support professionals on cloud-based and otherapplications to accomplish SU’s academic goals and administrativerequirements.• Collaborate with other departments and units on campus toincrease Help Desk knowledge of University business practices andsolutions so ITS can better serve client requests and implementappropriate technical solutions. Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and themilitary-connected community through its educational programs,community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II,Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans toour campus, and those veterans literally transformed SyracuseUniversity into the national research institution it is today. TheUniversity’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on thishistorical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiativesfocused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to thepost-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed toposition Syracuse University as the employer of choice for militaryveterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military familymembers. Tools/Equipment Responsibilities Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment inwhich students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, socialactivities, governance, and all other aspects of campus lifereflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. TheUniversity community recognizes and values the many similaritiesand differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we arecommitted to preparing students to understand, live among,appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and worldmade up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds,military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status,cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and genderidentities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a communitythat celebrates and models the principles of diversity andinclusivity. Job Posting Date02/16/2021 EEOC Job Description Standard University business hours8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)Hours may vary based on operational needs.Rotating after-hours support. Application Deadlinelast_img read more

Douglas Elliman honors tristate brokers after a chaotic year

first_img Email Address* From left: Erica Grossman, Michaela Keszler, Maggie Keats, Margaret Harrington and Maria Babaev (Photos courtesy Douglas Elliman)Award ceremonies may look different this year, but for agents in the tristate area, there was much to celebrate.From the Hamptons to Westchester, homes were flying off the shelves in 2020. And although Douglas Elliman held its annual Ellie Awards without a gala — even a virtual one — it still celebrated agents’ accomplishments. Nationally, the brokerage closed $29.6 billion sales — over 46,303 sales and rental transactions — in 2020.In the Hamptons, Elliman closed $2.9 billion in sales, $1.5 billion more than in the previous year. That included 3,425 sales and rentals, up from 1,992.Read moreNYC’s biggest producers, top sellers in 2020 heralded quietlyBay Street Theater buys Sag Harbor shops for new homeDouglas Elliman reports $14M profit, 50% revenue jump in quarter Elliman claimed two of the region’s top five residential sales including the $50 million sale of 187 Dune Road in Bridgehampton by Erica Grossman and the $45 million sale of 26 & 32 Windmill Lane in East Hampton by Paul Brennan and Martha Gundersen. Elliman also closed on the East End’s biggest commercial deal of 2020, with Enzo Morabito and Adam Rothman handling the sale of the Water Street Shops in Sag Harbor.The top individual prize based on gross commission income was awarded to Michaela Keszler from the Southampton office, and the award for top team by GCI went to the Atlantic Team of the East Hampton office, led by Justin Agnello, Hara Kang and James Keogh.Justin Agnello, James Keogh and Hara Kang“Undoubtedly, we navigated uncharted waters in 2020 and experienced a market that we’ve never before seen in the Hamptons,” Todd Bourgard, Douglas Elliman’s senior executive regional manager of sales for the Hamptons, said in a statement.In the broader Long Island region, excluding the Hamptons, the brokerage sold 7,896 units amounting to $5.3 billion in sales.Taking home the top individual prize based on GCI for Long Island was Maggie Keats from the Port Washington office, while the award for top team by GCI went to the Maria Babaev Team from the Roslyn office.In Westchester, the firm was involved in two of the top three residential sales in Bedford, as well as the highest sale in Putnam County in the past five years with 15 Kings Dock Road.Margaret Harrington, who had the 15 Kings Dock Road transaction, was Elliman’s top agent by GCI in Westchester. In Westchester, the top team was the Strong Oestreich Elwell Team, while in Connecticut it was the Jennifer Leahy Team.The Strong Oestreich Elwell TeamThe Katonah office grew 35 percent in sales volume year-over-year while the Armonk office grew 72 percent in sales volume year-over-year. In Connecticut, Douglas Elliman’s Greenwich office closed deals on a record $282 million in real estate in 2020, a 34 percent increase in sales volume from 2019.“I am blown away by the talent we have across Westchester and Connecticut,” Michael Fitzgibbon, executive manager of sales for Douglas Elliman’s Westchester and Connecticut Divisions, said in a statement.Contact Sasha Jones Message* Full Name*last_img read more