Hong Kong – Return of requisition forms urged

Return of requisition forms urged


     Rates and/or Government rent payers who have received the requisition form (R1A) issued by the Rating and Valuation Department (RVD) are reminded to complete and return the form to the RVD as soon as possible. They can complete and submit the e-form by using the Electronic Submission of Forms service provided on the RVD’s website (www.rvd.gov.hk). The RVD’s website provides answers to commonly asked questions on completing the form.

     The RVD issued about 350 000 R1A forms to rates and/or Government rent payers in August to obtain rents and tenancy details for different categories of properties for assessing rateable values for the next general revaluation.

     Anyone having difficulty in completing and returning the form within the specified period must apply in writing for an extension of time before the end of the stipulated period and should state their reasons. Anyone who knowingly makes a false statement or refuses to furnish any of the particulars specified in the form commits an offence and will be liable to a maximum fine of $25,000 or $10,000 respectively and also a fine equivalent to three times the rates and/or Government rent undercharged.

     Rates and/or Government rent payers are reminded to affix sufficient postage if they return the form by post to ensure timely and successful postal delivery.

L-Tron & the OSCR360 Team Return from Texas Crime Scene Investigators’ Conference

AUSTIN, TexasJune 26, 2023PRLog — The L-Tron team has returned from a successful visit to the Texas Division of the International Association for Identification’s (IAI) Conference. The event took place from June 7-8, 2023 at the Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake. L-Tron’s John Dobies and Julianne Pangal attended the conference alongside dozens of law enforcement officers, crime scene investigators, and detectives from around the country, demonstrating the patented OSCR360 and presenting a case study to conference participants. OSCR360 received plenty of attention from current and prospective clients.

“We had a great time in Texas for the IAI Conference and appreciate the warm welcome we received,” said Pangal. “Several of the investigators we talked to mentioned past cases they wished they would have had OSCR360 for, such as documenting a scene with skeletal remains and capturing the interior of a vehicle. The consensus was that OSCR360 is a powerful tool for walking someone through a crime scene. One of our current customers even stopped by to talk about getting another OSCR360 for their agency because they love it so much!”

On Wednesday, June 7, Dobies had the opportunity to present his, “HRSI: Hunting-Related Shooting Incident Property Damage Case” to a well-attended audience. Participants were engaged throughout the presentation and asked many questions about the case and the OSCR360 system (https://www.l-tron.com/oscr360-crime-scene-investigations)

L-Tron has been a proud supporter of numerous IAI regional and international conferences over the years. As a partner to thousands of public safety agencies nationwide, L-Tron provides purpose-built technology solutions that help agencies serve and protect their communities. In addition to OSCR360, L-Tron’s 4910LR Driver’s License Reader and wide range of eCitation equipment assist patrol officers during roadside traffic stops.

About the TX Division of the IAI

To discover more about the Texas Division of the IAI and the 2023 Conference, please visit https://tdiai.wildapricot.org/.

About L-Tron

For two decades, L-Tron has partnered with public safety agencies to provide technology solutions built from your voice. We are a proud New York State business and we are honored to “Back the Blue” in all 50 states nationwide, through a variety of educational events, non-profit sponsorships, and more. “Your Success is our Purpose.”

L-Tron and OSCR360 Return from International Arson Training Conference

ASHEVILLE, N.C.June 5, 2023PRLog — The L-Tron team has returned from the 74th annual International Training Conference (ITC) hosted by the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI). The conference took place from April 25-27th at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Julianne Pangal and Andy McNeill attended the conference and demoed the OSCR360 system for fire investigation, evidence organization, and case presentation.

The IAAI conference provided instruction from international fire investigation experts, offered multiple networking opportunities for conference attendees, and showcased a variety of technology and equipment created to assist fire agencies.

The L-Tron team was pleased to meet investigators from across the United States and Canada, as well as teams from as far away as Hawaii, Brazil, and Taiwan. OSCR360 was well-received by investigators from fire departments, fire marshals, and private investigators. Several current OSCR360 customers attended the conference and reported that they use the system regularly at their fire scenes and have been pleased with OSCR’s capabilities.

L-Tron’s Julianne Pangal says, “One of the most common questions we were asked was what makes OSCR360 different? We had the opportunity to demonstrate OSCR’s unique software features that allow for digital evidence storage, case organization, and a virtual walkthrough of the scene. The system is valuable for investigators when a scene may be unsafe to enter or in dark, soot and ash-filled scenes.”

On scene, OSCR360 comprehensively captures detailed 360-degree images of fire and arson cases. Then, any additional digital evidence gathered from the scene can be organized and stored within the OSCR software as a clickable “point of interest” within the 360-degree photo. OSCR’s software incorporates map and blueprint overlays, GPS and time stamp data, and a notes feature, providing additional clarity and perspective. A completed OSCR project results in a compelling 360-degree virtual walkthrough of the scene for investigators, juries, and insurance companies to review the case.

To discover more about OSCR360 for fire investigation, visit: https://www.l-tron.com/oscr360-arson-investigation
To discover more about next year’s conference, visit https://www.iaaiitc.com/

About L-Tron

For over two decades, L-Tron has partnered with public safety agencies to provide technology solutions built from your voice. We are a New York State business, and we are proud to work with fire investigators & first responders in our own state, as well as across all 50 states nationwide. We support public safety agencies through a variety of educational events, non-profit sponsorships, and more. “Your Success is our Purpose.”

L-Tron & OSCR360 Return from NDAA Summer Summit – Focused on the “Digital Prosecutor” 

VICTOR, N.Y.Aug. 9, 2022PRLog — The L-Tron team recently returned from a successful trip to the National District Attorney Association’s (NDAA) Summer Summit in Denver, CO which took place July 18th & 19th 2022. Trevor DiMarco and Julianne Pangal represented L-Tron at the Summit, showcasing L-Tron’s OSCR360 technology. OSCSR360 software aids prosecutors before and during trials, with the ultimate goal of serving justice and obtaining convictions.

This year’s Summit, “The Evolution of the Digital Prosecutor,” focused on the use of technology in both the District Attorney’s Office and in the courtroom. One of the Summit sessions, titled “Using Technology to Increase Persuasion and Juror Understanding: The Visual Trial,” spoke volumes about the need for jurors to understand the facts of a case and to be engaged during the trial. Visual tools and new courtroom technology may be necessary tools for prosecutors to continue serving justice and closing cases with convictions.

By using OSCR360 for courtroom presentations and trial prep, Prosecutors are able to virtually bring the crime scene into the courtroom with a digital walkthrough of the case and any digital evidence. OSCR projects are fully admissible in court. OSCR serves as a digital “briefcase” in which investigators and prosecutors can organize each piece of digital evidence. Come trial, OSCR simplifies and improves the process of presenting in the courtroom. The system is also an effective tool in the plea deal process.

“The NDAA Summer Summit was a highlight for our team,” says Julianne Pangal, from L-Tron. “We enjoyed meeting prosecutors, district attorneys and investigators from across the country and appreciate the work they do on a daily basis. It was exciting to see how OSCR360 can help them accomplish their goals. We also love to learn from them and hear their feedback.”

About L-Tron

For over two decades, L-Tron has partnered with thousands of government and law enforcement organizations across the country. We are pleased to sponsor, and speak at educational conferences, as well as support non-profit public safety organizations. Founded in 1975, L-Tron collaborates closely with its current and prospective clients to deliver the solutions they need to be successful. Discover more about L-Tron’s OSCR360 system here: https://www.L-Tron.com/OSCR360

Additional Information

For additional information about NDAA, including upcoming events, visit https://ndaa.org/.

‘Heartstopper’ Will Return to Netflix with a Second and Third Season


Netflix has announced that Heartstopper will return for two more seasons, produced by See-Saw Films. The graphic novel author and illustrator Alice Oseman returns as writer and creator.

Since the series debuted in April 2022:

  • Heartstopper weekly book sales in the US have increased 1700%. Volume 1 is currently the number one YA fiction book in the US and featured on the NYT bestseller list [Source: NPD BookScan]

  • The series has a 100% Critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is ‘certified fresh’ [Source: Rotten Tomatoes]

  • Talent Instagram followings have exploded with Kit Connor at 3.4M and Joe Locke at 2.5M, both had just over 100K followers a month prior to launch

  • On TikTok, #heartstopper has now amassed over 4.3B views [Source: TikTok]

  • Heartstopper, for the fourth consecutive week, topped Variety’s Trending TV chart the week of May 9-15. The Trending TV chat tracks audience interactions across Twitter including tweets, retweets, likes and hashtags [Source: Variety]

  • The series reached the Netflix Top Ten list in 54 countries [Source: Netflix Top 10]