Gwen Garcia cleared over 2006 CICC anomalies

The Office of the Ombudsman has cleared Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia of criminal liability over alleged anomalies in the construction of the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC). The P830 million project was built in 2006 to house events for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit. Also cleared of criminal charges were Eduardo Habin, the former chairperson of the provincial ...

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Sonoma County Airport looking for grab-n-go food options

The initial check in and ticketing area of the The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport. The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport is a non-hub, commercial airport owned and operated by the County of Sonoma. AIRPORT FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE KIOSK – GATE 2 AT THE CHARLES M. SCHULZ – SONOMA COUNTY AIRPORT. Proposals must be received ...

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DoD taps National Spectrum Consortium to help develop 5G

Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. The Defense Department has hired the National Spectrum Consortium to help it develop 5G communications applications. The five year deal, worth up to $2.5 billion, was awarded under an other transaction agreement. For what they plan to do, Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke to ...

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Union Budget 2021: Indian Railways To Seek Investment Of ₹ 30,000 Crore For Running Private Trains

Union Budget 2021: Last year, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced the introduction of 150 private trains across the national rail network in the next three-four years Union Budget 2021: Tejas Express trains are among the fastest trains in the country Union Budget 2021: As part of Indian Railways’ first private investment initiative for operating passenger trains, the Railway Ministry earlier ...

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Pharrell among teams selected to submit proposal requests for Military Circle Mall redevelopment project

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Economic Development Authority (EDA) has selected four teams to submit proposals for the Military Circle Mall redevelopment project. In 2020, the EDA purchased the former DoubleTree Hotel at Military Circle Shopping Mall, giving the EDA the ability to reposition the entire Military Circle Mall property. “The City has been aggressive in pursuing the redevelopment of ...

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Indian government launches public services chatbot tender

With mobile phone ownership rising fast, the Indian government aims to use AI to boost access to digital services. The Indian government is seeking tech firms to build an AI-powered chatbot to help citizens access digital services, issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) last week.  According to The Times of India, the RFP ­– published by the National E-Governance Division of ...

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Endurance Exchange Request for Proposal For 2021-23 Conference Now Available

USA Triathlon is excited to release the Request for Proposal for the next Endurance Exchange, set to occur in late 2021 or early 2022, then again in late 2022 or early 2023. This Request for Proposal is open to all convention and visitors bureaus, sports commissions, and event venues interested in hosting USA Triathlon’s premier annual conference. Endurance Exchange is the premier ...

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German Citizen Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges in Maryland Related to a Scheme to Defraud the U.S. State Department

Greenbelt, Maryland – Katrin Verclas, age 52, a native and citizen of Germany residing in Washington, D.C., pleaded guilty today in Maryland to federal charges of obstruction of a federal audit and causing a financial institution to fail to file a suspicious activity report (SAR), related to more than $1.2 million in U.S. State Department grant funds awarded to a corporation ...

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Helicopters, aircraft, drones, and much more for the Indian Armed forces

Despite the global pandemic of Covid-19 and resultant lockdown, production activity on these helicopters has been progressing well at the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) facility in Bengaluru. These helicopters are going to be used for undertaking shore and shipborne operations, in accordance with the charter of ICG. Indian Coast Guard (ICG) will be receiving 2 out of 16 ALH ...

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Letters to the Editor

Lefferts Boulevard Bridge Dear Editor: Kew Gardens community organizations are partnering with the Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY), a not-for-profit housing and commercial property development organization, to submit a unique response to an MTA request for proposal (RFP). The RFP calls for managing the 14 stores that are at the heart of this community’s main shopping area and are situated ...

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Xcel Energy launches RfP for 500 MW of fresh solar

US utility Xcel Energy Inc (NASDAQ:XEL) has issued a Request for Proposals (RfP) that seeks to add around 500 MW of newly-built solar power generation in Minnesota. The utility-scale solar capacity should be located in proximity to the company’s coal-fired Sherburne County (Sherco) power plant in Becker. Through the solicitation, launched on Monday, Xcel Energy is accepting proposals for at ...

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Erie could seek outside help to manage $80 million in water deal funds

The city of Erie could bring in financial help soon in relation to a large portion of the $96.7 million lump sum payment the city received in October.  Mayor Joe Schember’s administration and members of Erie City Council are talking about soliciting proposals from financial and investment managers “to give us a professional opinion on how to move forward” with the bulk of ...

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Nagasaki Gets Three More Entries for RFP and IR Bids

IN SUMMARY:Three new anonymous companies have entered the race for the right to build an integrated resort in Nagasaki.The companies are reportedly two US-based and one Asia-based entities, with some suggesting entries from previous Hokkaido bidders.The RFP process is due to begin tomorrow and it will continue through April 2022. Ahead of its Request for Proposal (RFP) due to begin ...

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LCG receives two proposals for redevelopment project near Buchanan garage

Buchanan Street Parking Garage in Lafayette near where two redevelopment projects have been proposed (Jan 2021) / KATC LAFAYETTE — Two companies have submitted proposals to LCG to develop the property near the Buchanan Street parking garage. Lafayette Consolidated Government says that when the RFP closed at 4:30 p.m. on Monday January 4, 2021, they had received only two submissions. ...

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Sununu Criticizes ACLU-NH, Others Who Filed Lawsuit for Older Foster Care Youths

Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after the ACLU-NH, NHLA and DRC-NH announced a class action lawsuit in conjunction with a New York special interest group against the State of New Hampshire: “This lawsuit is led by Children’s Rights Incorporated – a special interest group, backed by Wall Street law firms, which preys on child protection programs across the country. While ...

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PFRDA raises cap on fund management charges as it floats RFPs

There would now be four slabs, each attracting charges based on the quantum of assets under management The pension regulator has also raised the minimum capital requirement to Rs 50 crore from earlier Rs 25 crore. The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has raised the ceiling on fund management charges to reel in more companies in the sector ...

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This Is IT: GSA Picks Three Small-Business Pools on New IT GWAC

The General Services Administration outlined a plan for its newest governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC), dubbed “Polaris,” in a draft request for a proposal released on Dec. 31. Polaris aims to provide federal agencies with a list of pre-qualified small businesses offering a range of information technology services and solutions. The contract will support governmentwide IT modernization priorities, such as cloud computing and cybersecurity, as well ...

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Town hopes to award the bid for a new library in March

NARRAGANSETT – With a recently elected town council that supports a new public library in the Pier Marketplace, the project is moving forward briskly. The town and the library board, working collaboratively, have eyed a tentative March date to award the bid for the buildout of the 18,500-square-foot former Belmont building to serve as the new facility. The extensive and ...

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Thomas St. single-family home proposal approved in committee

A rendering of the proposed single-family homes for remnant Thomas Street parcels in Wausau. (Photo courtesy of the City of Wausau) WAUSAU, WI — New single-family homes could be coming to downtown Wausau in the next year. Tuesday night Wausau’s Economic Development Committee considered a proposal received for the Thomas Street Phase 2 Remant Parcel RFP put out in October ...

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Officials say help is still underway for those waiting for garbage pick-up

SHREVEPORT, La. – Shreveport Councilman Jerry Bowman Jr. said all 35 garbage trucks were back on the road Tuesday, Jan. 5. Bowman said all trash routes are expected to be caught up by Wednesday, Jan. 6, as city leaders are working on a plan to help with the trash issue. “We are going through an RFP process right now bidding ...

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Fraport issues RFP for sports/multi-functional hall at Frankfurt Airport

Fraport is to issue a request for proposals (RFP) to assess market interest in the construction of a sports/multi-functional hall on a vacant plot of land at Frankfurt Airport. The project is part of a larger urban development initiative. The plot in question is centrally-located behind The Squaire parking garage and comprises approximately 30,000sqm. Fraport is to issue a request for proposals ...

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Three new candidates set to participate in Nagasaki RFP

The race to develop an integrated resort license in Nagasaki is heating up with at least three new contenders indicating they will take part in the prefecture’s Request for Proposal when it launches this week. According to a report by Nagasaki Shimbun, the three candidates are in addition to the four known contenders: Oshidori International Holdings, Casinos Austria, Pixel Companyz in ...

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Three foreign ops join the mix for Nagasaki IR tilt: report

The Nagasaki Shimbun newspaper has reported that “at least three” foreign casino resort operators, described as “mid-sized”, have expressed interest in taking part in the Japanese prefecture Nagasaki’s tilt at having such a facility. Two are said to be based in the United States and one in Asia, according to the report. GGRAsia approached the prefecture seeking comment on the report, ...

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Ministry Invites Proposals for Making UMANG Chatbot “ONE bot” and Conversational AI Platform for e-Governance Services

National e-Governance Division (NeGD) of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, has invited proposal for appointment of partner agency for developing Conversational AI Platform for delivery of UMANG/Government services.“The Partner Agency (Bidder) shall design, develop, and deploy the complete Conversational AI Platform as per SoW in this RFP and as suggested by NeGD/MeitY. The Partner Agency through this ...

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Comprehensive Report on RFP Software Market 2021 | Trends, Growth Demand, Opportunities & Forecast To 2027

Request for Proposal (RFP) Software Market research report is the new statistical data source added by A2Z Market Research. “Request for Proposal (RFP) Software Market is growing at a High CAGR during the forecast period 2021-2027. The increasing interest of the individuals in this industry is the major reason for the expansion of this market”. Request for Proposal (RFP) Software Market research is ...

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MGM Japan, Macau ambition review if Entain deal says, broker

Were an US$11 billion-plus deal to go through for casino operator MGM Resorts International to transform its business model by acquiring online betting conglomerate Entain Plc, it could lead the MGM brand to take a smaller role in a land-based casino resort in Japan, and long-term could even see the MGM parent divest its interest in Macau casino licensee MGM China ...

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BSCL begins survey for GIS-based master plan in Bhubaneswar

The Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) has begun its survey of 26 locations to obtain field-level data for the proposed GIS-based master plan for Odisha’s capital city. The Master/Development Plan is a sub-scheme under the Union government’s Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). The mission aims to bring about more efficient town planning using satellite data, reported OrissaPost. Working ...

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Three new candidates seeking Nagasaki IR license

At least three foreign casino resort operators have expressed an interest in the integrated resort (IR) licence in Nagasaki, according to Japanese newspaper Nagasaki Shimbun. The prefecture’s Request for Proposal (RFP) is set to launch on 7 January 2021, with four candidates already in line to take part; Casinos Austria, Oshidori International Holdings, Pixel Companyz, and a consortium comprising Current ...

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Maha: Security upped at Aurangabad station amid renaming row

Aurangabad, In view of the ongoing row over the renaming of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, the Railway Police Force has stepped up security at the city”s railway station to prevent any untoward incident, an official said on Tuesday. The issue of renaming Aurangabad to Sambhajinagar has come to the forefront of state politics over the last few days. Personnel from the ...

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Minimum Assured Returns scheme in the works, says PFRDA chairman

Separately, under the NPS, the pension regulator is planning a new system for a systematic withdrawal plan or pay-out. This would allow subscribers to choose between annuity plans or SWPs. The pension regulator is planning a Minimum Assured Returns Scheme for customers with a lower appetite for risk. In an interaction with Moneycontrol, Supratim Bandyopadhyay, Chairman, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development ...

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