Wakayama to name IR operator by end of April

Wakayama prefecture has confirmed to Inside Asian Gaming that it will announce its selected operator candidate for an integrated resort by the end of this month. The prefecture stopped accepting RFP documentation from candidate operators on 15 January, receiving applications from just two candidates – Suncity Group Holdings Japan Co Ltd and Clairvest Neem Ventures (Tokyo). Wakayama had established a selection committee ...

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Few details as Water Board vets executive director candidates

NIAGARA FALLS Full board interviews in private in executive director search. The full Niagara Falls Water Board met in a closed-door executive session Tuesday night to conduct interviews with an undisclosed number of candidates to fill the agency’s vacant executive director position. The quest for a new executive director has been largely shrouded in secrecy since the board acted, at ...

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Replacing outdated public safety radio system still has Frederick supervisors at an impasse

WINCHESTER — How to proceed with replacing Frederick County’s outdated public safety radio system remains a contentious matter among members of the Frederick County Board of Supervisors. More than two years ago, an assessment of the system by Pennsylvania-based Mission Critical Partners identified numerous problems. For one, the system’s capacity is limited, with no frequencies transmitted countywide, and there are a ...

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Commentary: Need more fun, less funny business at Del Mar Fair

The 22nd Agricultural Association, a State agency that runs the county fair, recently announced there would be no carnival games, rides, or its quixotic food offerings at this year’s Fair. In its place would be “Homegrown Fun” a scaled down agricultural themed event. With the County now in the orange tier and the Padres welcoming back fans and outdoor events ...

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S.F. Port launches search for developers for historic Central Waterfront buildings

Building 49 and the Kneass Building flank Crane Cove Park on the Central Waterfront. The Port of San Francisco has officially launched a bid to solicit developers for the rehabilitation of two historic buildings that frame the Central Waterfront’s, Crane Cove Park.  The buildings, known as Building 49 and the Kneass Building, are remnants of the city’s shipbuilding legacy. They are 8,000 and ...

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A Recovery for All of Us: Mayor de Blasio Announces Plans to Advance City’s First Pandemic Response Institute

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking partners to launch and operate the Pandemic Response Institute (PRI), a new institution dedicated to preparing New York City for future pandemics and public health emergencies. The Institute is part of an ongoing vision, outlined in Mayor de ...

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BPDA Looking for Permission to Survey Navy Yard Area for Structural Damage

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host its monthly Board meeting on April 15, and there will be a major request to survey the Navy Yard for structural issues – some of which have already popped up over the last few years in the form of sinkholes. The BPDA staff is looking to issue an RFP for a ...

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PFRDA plans to relax NPS entry, exit age

Aims to add at least 1 million new subscribers this fiscal Senior citizens who have not yet got into the National Pension System (NPS) bandwagon may have some cause for cheer. Pension regulator PFRDA plans to soon extend the maximum entry age for availing NPS benefit to 70 years from the current 65 years, its Chairman Supratim Bandyopadhyay said on ...

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Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau to investigate how other organizations operate; establish policies and procedures

The Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau continued discussion on April 14th of how the organization will operate. The group agreed that it needed policies and procedures in addition to the ordinance. Group members are to check with other convention and visitors bureaus for reference as drafting begins. The policies and procedures will be shared with the city council. The organization heard ...

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PFRDA mulls on-tap licenses for pension fund managers

Regulator also planning to raise entry and exit age limit for national pension system The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority of India plans to open a 30-45 day window to allow on-tap licences for new pension fund managers. At the same time, the pension regulator is also planning to raise the entry as well as exit age limit for ...

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Delco takes the first ‘physical step’ toward deprivatizing George W. Hill Correctional Facility

George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Delaware County. Delaware County’s Jail Oversight Board has unanimously decided to seek proposals for medical, food service, maintenance, information systems, and commissary services at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility — a major step toward deprivatizing the prison. “I think hiring the consultants was certainly a step, but by RFP-ing out certain portions of ...

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Assembly wants valuation before selling former Sitka hospital building

The Sitka Assembly is not quite ready to sell the former Sitka Community Hospital building — not yet, anyway. During a review on Tuesday night (4-13-21) of some draft language to solicit proposals, some assembly members hesitated because no starting price was listed, and others still weren’t convinced that leasing the building wasn’t the better option.   The assembly signaled interest in ...

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Tampa’s Rome Yard development bid in dispute

A Tampa firm has filed a protest against Mayor Castor’s preliminary announcement to award lucrative development rights to Related, a major player in the city’s politics and development worlds. A rendering of the Rome Yard development submitted by the Related Group  TAMPA — When she announced a preliminary pick to develop 18 acres near Armature Works, Mayor Jane Castor said ...

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Sonoma County Cities Developing Police-Free Crisis-Response Teams

Santa Rosa purchased two vans to use as part of the city’s new crisis intervention program. Santa Rosa’s program is modeled after the program operated by White Bird Clinic in Eugene, Oregon, for more than 30 years. Photo by William Holderfield, White Bird Clinic It has been almost one year since nationwide protests against police brutality began in response to ...

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Washington State Housing Finance Commission is seeking RFP for General Counsel

Washington State Housing Finance Commission for General Counsel; Bond Counsel on Single Family, Multifamily, Nonprofit Facility and Beginning Farmer/Rancher Programs; Special Counsel on Single Family Programs; Special Counsel on Sustainable Energy Program; and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Counsel. Proposals due: Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 5 pm Prevailing Pacific Time. For a copy of the RFP or for more information, ...

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CBH seeks a rail new deal

THE CBH Group has commenced a Request for Proposal (RFP) process for its above-rail operations. The current 10-year agreement with incumbent rail operator Watco Australia will expire on April 30, 2022. Since CBH invested in its own rail fleet in 2011, it has managed to halt inflationary increases in freight costs and hold freight rates flat. In the current agreement, ...

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Nagasaki Continues IR Push as New Kyushu IR Council Launches

IN SUMMARY: Nagasaki is one of several cities in Japan bidding to host an integrated resortThe Kyushu IR Council was created to support Nagasaki’s effortsThe council will work with local businesses to prepare them for a possible IR in the region Efforts to bring casino gambling to Japan through integrated resorts (IR) continue, despite a few stumbles along the way. The COVID-19 pandemic slowed progress down ...

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Goldwater Institute sues Scottsdale over swim club

Joe Zemaitis has recruited the help of Scottsdale-based Goldwater Institute to take legal action against the city of Scottsdale after what he says is a violation of the state’s Gift Clause, which prohibits state or city entities from gifting monetary loans or grants to businesses. A local swim club is taking legal action against the City of Scottsdale, claiming it has ...

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Evaluating Smart Home Technology: It’s About More Than the Bottom Line

Outfitting a commercial real estate space with smart technology can be a significant cost. While the long-term benefits and strategic improvements we’ve discussed previously can make that investment worthwhile, the evaluation period is critical to ensure an impactful ROI. Property developers, owners, and managers should undertake a rigorous evaluation process to ensure the technology procurement aligns with the project’s overall financial plan. And ...

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Can We Improve The RFP Process For Online Learning Platforms?

The COVID-19 pandemic threw a lot of new scenarios at the world. One of those forced us to move school to an at-home, online model. As the world opens back up and schools start to go back, what does that mean for the world of online learning? Will schools use a hybrid model, or will online learning disappear? Voice of ...

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Texarkana Symphony Orchestra tapped to manage Perot Theatre

TEXARKANA, Texas — A citizen advisory committee tasked by the city of Texarkana, Texas, to pick the future management company for the city-owned Perot Theatre has selected the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra for the job. The TSO was picked by three committee members versus one vote apiece for the Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council and VenuWorks, according to a city ...

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Commission vs. Commission

The battle between two public bodies — the freshly reconstituted Shelby County Election Commission and the Shelby County Board of Commissioners (more familiarly known as the county commission) — is shortly due for resumption over the issue of whether new voting machines for the county will be purchased, when they will be purchased, and what sort of machines they’ll be. ...

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County OKs RFP For Rental Assistance Program

The Hays County Commissioners Court approved a Request For Proposal for administrative services for a new Emergency Rental Assistance Program in its meeting Tuesday. After receiving funding from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to provide financial rent and utility assistance, the county is soliciting proposals for a firm to manage the program. The program will provide financial assistance to ...

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EMS study RFP moves forward, the town of Cottage Grove will not participate in fire study

The town and village of Cottage Grove and village of Deerfield will move forward with seeking a consultant to study Deer-Grove EMS staffing and other needs. The Deerfield Village Board voted unanimously on Monday, April 12 to sign onto the effort but stopped short for now of committing to help pay for the study. Board members said they want to ...

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AHS eyeing expansion of cataract, ophthalmology surgeries

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services is issuing a Request for Proposals as it seeks to increase the number of publicly-funded surgeries in the province. Today’s RFP is for ophthalmology chartered surgical facilities (CSF). “Cataract and ophthalmology surgeries have long waitlists with many Albertans waiting longer than is clinically appropriate,” says AHS vice president, Quality, and chief medical officer Dr. Francois ...

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IRSDC invites e-RFP for Bijwasan railway station development

New Delhi: The Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd. (IRSDC) has invited e-Request for Proposal (RFP) for leasing of land parcel for mixed-use development as a part of Bijwasan railway station development project. The IRSDC in a statement said that the total land area available for mixed used development is 18,000 square meter and is available for bidders on lease hold ...

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QBE releases RFP for building consultant and engineer services

QBE Insurance Australia has launched a request for proposal (RFP) for the provision of insurance building consultancy and engineering services across its personal and commercial lines. This follows previous RFPs for the provision of building repair and restoration services as part of its ongoing strategic review of its property and motor claims divisions. Jon Fox, chief claims officer at QBE, said ...

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Traffic enforcement to get a boost as police invite proposal for ITES

The objective of RFP is to select a system integrator for implementing ITES. KOCHI: With an eye on reducing road accidents and traffic rule violations, Kerala Police have invited proposals for Integrated Traffic Enforcement System (ITES) in which advanced technology will be used for traffic rule enforcement activities. Kerala Police recently invited a Request for Proposals (RFP) from companies that have ...

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Town of Greenwich Issues RFP for Mixed-Use Development in Island Beach Parking Lot

On Monday the Town of Greenwich issued an RFP (#7626) for a mixed use development in the Island Beach Parking lot at 121 Arch Street. The lot is located across from the ferry dock, DPW shed, Arch Street Teen Center and Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. The proposal would be part of a public-private partnership. According to the RFP, the Town ...

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Sumeru Equity Partners’ CAD$252 Million Investment in Loopio

Tagged: Amanda ScolieriCassels Brock & Blackwell LLPChandimal NicholasCorinne GrigoriuErin MinukFrank ArnoneGaurav AnandKristin TaylorMarco CiarlarielloMichael BrittonNicola GearyParas PatelSuhuyini AbudulaiSumeru Equity Partners Cassels acted as Canadian counsel to Sumeru Equity Partners on the transaction. On April 8, 2021, Sumeru Equity Partners, a growth-focused technology investment firm based in San Mateo, California, announced its strategic investment in Loopio, a Toronto-based software provider that helps ...

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