CM Kejriwal announces free WiFi promises 15GB free data per month

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi government Thursday approved a proposal under which people will be able to avail free WiFi facility within the next three to four months.Announcing the Cabinet’s decision at a press conference, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said people will also be able to use up to 15GB free data every month. As per the plan, 11,000 hotspots will be set up across the city in the first phase, he said. All the 70 assembly constituencies will have 1,000 hotspots, he said, adding 4,000 hotspots will be set up at bus queue shelters. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderKejriwal said under the project, which will be executed under a Public-private partnership (PPP) model, WiFi with 200 mbps internet speed will be available within 50 metre radius of the hotspot. The government will provide Rs 100 crore for the project annually, he added. He said one hotspot would provide free WiFi connectivity to around 200 persons simultaneously. Providing free WiFi facility was a pre-poll promise of the Aam Aadmi Party in the 2015 assembly elections. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”Every user will be given free 15GB data, which is, I think, the single biggest initiative of a government anywhere in the world. We will learn from the experience of the first phase of project and we will create more hotspots if required later,” Kejriwal told reporters. He said he was happy that the AAP has fulfilled its major election promise of providing free WiFi in the national capital. “In the next three-four months, the Delhi government will start providing free WiFi to people. Our government will provide Rs 100 crore annually,” he said. Asked about any misuse of government’s WiFi facilty, Kejriwal said adequate safeguard measures will be taken. According to the government, the WiFI hotspots will be connected with CCTV cameras being installed under the AAP dispensation’s ambitious project.last_img read more

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New Womens Heart Disease PSAs Feature Elizabeth Banks And The LEGO Movie‏

first_imgThe Ad Council is releasing a new round of digital and TV PSAs created pro bono by Warner Bros. as an extension of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red For Women movement. Voiced by actress Elizabeth Banks, the ads feature footage and characters from The LEGO Movie, which is coming out next month.Video: Go Red For Women Lego Movie PSAOne out of every three deaths among women in the U.S. each year is attributed to cardiovascular diseases including heart disease and stroke, making it the No. 1 killer of women in this country and causing more fatalities than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association.However, only one in five American women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat. In an effort to raise awareness of heart disease and empower women with the necessary tools to lead heart healthy lives, the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and the Ad Council are launching a new public service advertising (PSA) campaign today as an extension of the American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” movement. The launch precedes “National Wear Red Day,” which is on February 7 and will mark the 10th anniversary of “Go Red For Women.”Created pro bono by Warner Bros., the new television ads feature scenes and characters from the upcoming The LEGO Movie, encouraging audiences, “It’s time to Go Red For Women.” Voiced by Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Banks, the film character Wyldstyle empowers women, asking them to “Stand stronger, shout louder and demand change.” Audiences are directed to GoRedForWomen.org where they can access more information on the disease, including risk factors and symptoms, as well as preventative tips and tools to lead a healthier lifestyle. New online PSAs also feature Wyldstyle and drive audiences to “Go Red For Women’s” website to learn more.“The American Heart Association is grateful for the opportunity to work with both the Ad Council and Warner Bros. on this entertaining and informative public service announcement that will harness the unique magic movies and their characters have to increase women’s awareness about their No. 1 killer – heart disease,” said Dr. Jennifer Mieres, Professor of Cardiology at the Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine and Go Red For Women spokesperson. “While raising funds for women-related education and research is imperative to our success, collaboration with creative partners to create engaging and relevant content also allows the AHA to spark positive behavior change in women and their families.”An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular disease, resulting in over 400,000 deaths each year, according to the American Heart Association. The symptoms of cardiovascular disease, such as shortness of breath, nausea, back pain and sweating, can be easy to miss and sometimes not outwardly apparent, causing it to be known as a “silent killer.” However, by knowing the risk factors and taking simple steps like stop smoking, regular physical activity, eating a heart healthy diet and blood pressure monitoring, women can decrease their chances of heart illness.“Heart disease claims the life of nearly one woman in the United States every minute,” said Peggy Conlon, President and CEO of the Ad Council. “However, many many women continue to falsely believe the disease is one that just targets men or the elderly and don’t take enough action to reduce their personal risk. Together, with longstanding partners the American Heart Association and Warner Brothers, we know we can have an impact on this critical health issue.”The American Heart Association established “Go Red For Women” in 2004 to encourage women to know their risk factors and adopt healthy lifestyle practices to help prevent heart disease. Since the creation of the program, more than two million women have participated by taking the “Go Red Heart CheckUp” and an estimated 627,000 lives have been saved.The Ad Council and the American Heart Association have a long history of working together to improve awareness and education around important health issues in the U.S. including stroke awareness and hands-only CPR education. The new PSAs launching today mark their first partnership on behalf of Go Red For Women. Following the Ad Council’s model, the new PSAs will be distributed to 33,000 media outlets nationwide this month. The ads will air and run in advertising time and space entirely donated by the media.last_img read more

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Anishnawbe health where western medicine meets tradition

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe death of a First Nations girl in Ontario has ignited a debate between supporters of traditional Aboriginal healing methods and western medicine.Can the two comfortably co-exist?APTN’s Delaney Windigo takes us to one medical centre in Toronto that is successfully blending the two ways of healing.last_img

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China’s auto sales fall 17.7% in April, extending slump

BEIJING — China’s auto sales sank 17.7% in April from a year earlier, extending a slump amid trade tension with Washington and an economic slowdown.An industry group, the China Association of Auto Manufacturers, said drivers in the industry’s biggest global market bought 1.6 million sedans, SUVs and minivans.Auto sales for the first four months of the year are off 14.7% from a year earlier at 6.8 million, according to CAAM. Sales by Chinese brands in April plunged 27.9% year-on-year to 585,000.It was the tenth straight month of decline. The downturn is squeezing Chinese and global automakers that are pouring money into meeting government targets to develop electric vehicles.Jittery consumers are less willing to make big purchases amid a tariff war with Washington and unease about China’s economic outlook.The Associated Press read more

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UNESCO chief backs G8 call on Iran to respect human rights

Protesters have taken to the streets following the 12 June presidential poll, which opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi has said was fixed in favour of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has been concerned over infringements of press freedom in the country in recent weeks. According to a press release issued by the agency, restrictions have been imposed on both domestic and foreign journalists, while some reporters are said to have been arrested and access to the Internet limited, with some sites being shut down. “Everywhere in the world, and in all circumstances, freedom of expression and press freedom are basic rights. There can be no justification to slighting them,” Mr. Matsuura said. Last week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed for an immediate end to the arrests, threats and use of force taking place in Iran amid the deadly post-election violence. Mr. Ban “is dismayed by the post-election violence, particularly the use of force against civilians, which has led to the loss of life and injuries,” his spokesperson said in a statement. “He urges an immediate stop to the arrests, threats and use of force,” it added, noting that Mr. Ban has called on the authorities to respect fundamental civil and political rights, especially the freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and freedom of information. 3 July 2009The head of the United Nations agency tasked with upholding freedom of expression and press freedom today voiced his strong support for the recent call issued by the foreign ministers of the Group of Eight (G8) nations on Iran to respect fundamental human rights. read more

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Ban says guilty verdict against former Chadian President marks historic day for

According to a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesman, the UN chief took note of the delivery of the trial judgment yesterday by the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegalese Courts, as it “marks a historic day for the people of Chad, the region and beyond, as well as for international criminal justice.”“The Secretary-General’s thoughts are with the victims of the crimes for which Hissène Habré has been found guilty,” the statement said.Mr. Habré has been found guilty of forced sexual slavery, voluntary homicide, kidnappings of individuals followed by their disappearances, summary executions and torture.The Secretary-General congratulated the African Union and Senegal on the establishment of the tribunal and expressed his gratitude to all those States who have contributed to this achievement, the statement said.“The judgment sends a strong signal to those who would perpetrate serious crimes of international concern, including those at the highest echelons of political power, that they will be held accountable for their actions,” it added. read more

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Over 3700 teachers confirmed on strike GTU says we will not

General Secretary of the GTU, Coretta McDonald addressing the teachers gathered at the Union’s Woolford Avenue, Georgetown headquartersThe Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) during a press briefing on Monday disclosed that as at 11:00h the confirmed number of teachers on strike reached above 3700 teachers with more expected as the numbers are still being tabulated.The breakdown of the figures so far have indicated that 1000 teachers in Linden, 600 in Berbice, 235 in Region 5, 700 in Georgetown and 70 in Kwakwani, among other places.General Secretary (GS) of the GTU, Coretta McDonald told media operatives that “We will no retreat until respect is given to us – not in words but dollars and cents and other non-salary benefits.”Asserting that while she doesn’t want to be political, McDonald said if one is to do the comparison, teachers got more under the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Administration than under the David Granger led coalition.Some of the teachers assembled at GTU headquarters“They are playing on our emotions saying this is the party most of our teachers supported and we (govt) only been in office for three years…our party don’t work when you have to go to the market and when you have to pay mortgage. So our party dead. This is about survival. Some of us are barely making it” said McDonald.Moreover, the GTU is demanding an apology from Minister Keith Scott on his statement about teachers.Scott, who is the junior Social Protection Minister with responsibility for Labour, was quoted publicly calling teachers “uncaring” and “selfish” and contextualized his assertions by adding  that “We do not sacrifice children. Children must never be used as pawns. Our responsibility must be to put children first, we can’t discard our care of them because we want a lil money.”In response to his remarks, the GTU GS said that “We will forgive him, because we all learn at different levels….but we are demanding respect from Government. The struggle is real. Only we as teachers know.”Government’s failure to come to an agreement with the GTU to date continues to build public outrage and worry as schools reopened on Monday.Moreover, the coalition Administration has come under heavy criticism for not having teachers’ interest at heart, with many pointing to the fact that Cabinet Members gave themselves a hefty 50 per cent pay hike shortly after assuming office back in 2015, but cannot find monies to pay teachers that educate the country’s future work force.However, the Head of State at his most recent press briefing defended Government’s salary increase, saying that it was felt prudent at that time to have a one-off review of ministerial salaries so that Ministers could focus on their duties and not worry about their income.“It was not as massive as some people thought. There were many public servants who were receiving salaries in excess of what the ministers were receiving… As far as I’m concerned, there is no regret. It was something, I think, that needed to be done early in the administration, and I think the ministers are able now better to pay attention to their ministerial functions without worrying about that issue,” he contended, while assuring that there will be no other salary increases for ministers.Teachers are seeking increases of 40 per cent under a multi-year arrangement up to 2020.However, Government has maintained that it just cannot afford this proposal, offering a 2018-2019 pay off. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGTU willing to call off strike provided that salary impasse arbitratedAugust 29, 2018In “latest news”Parties agree to TORs for wages, salaries negotiations for teachersDecember 4, 2017In “Local News”Govt’s indecisive action over teachers’ concerns could see countrywide strike- GTUOctober 21, 2017In “latest news” read more

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Fluor wins contract for huge Saudi Arabian joint venture aluminium project

first_imgFluor has won a series of contracts from the joint venture comprising Saudi Arabian Mining Co., also known as Ma’aden, and Alcoa, to provide program management consultancy (PMC) and EPCM services for a number of projects related to the development of the integrated Ras Az’Zawr aluminium complex. The estimated $10.8 billion project will include a bauxite mine (3.6 Mt/y capacity at Al Ba’itha), alumina refinery (1.63 Mt/y capacity), aluminium smelter (671,180 t/y capacity) and rolling mill (417,220 t capacity).In the second quarter of 2010, Fluor expects to book some $3 billion covering four separate scopes of work for the complex. This includes:Overall PMC services for the development of the entire Ras Az’Zawr aluminum complexEPCM services, in a 50:50 joint venture with WorleyParsons, for the mine and alumina refinery with an expected delivery date of fourth quarter of 2013Stand-alone EPCM services for the site’s rolling mill also with an expected delivery date of Q4, 2013Stand-alone EPCM services for Ras Az’Zawr site’s integrated infrastructure.“The mining and metals sector continues to be a bright spot for Fluor and the commencement of this significant project in a key region of the world is another sign of the strengthening global economic recovery,” said David Seaton, Fluor’s COO.“We are extremely proud of our team for wining this prestigious project. The Ma’aden-Alcoa joint venture has expressed great confidence in our team by the size and scope of these awards and we look forward to helping them implement their vision to realize one of world’s largest, vertically integrated metals projects,” said Dwayne Wilson, Group President of Fluor’s Industrial business.Fluor will execute the engineering for the Ras Az’Zawr projects from its offices in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia; New Delhi, India; and Greenville, South Carolina; with support from other global Fluor locations.last_img read more

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Peter Gentzel to replace Ege in AG Copenhagen

← Previous Story Steiner Ege is operated, but season is over Next Story → Hungarian squad ready for “Olympic battle” in Sweden AG CopenhagenPeter GentzelSteiner EgeSwedish handball legend Retired goalkeeper, Swedish legend, Peter Gentzel is the first pick to replace injured Steiner Ege in AG Copenhagen. Former THW Kiel goalkeeper stopped to play last year, but he is still in good form, ready for a new challenge with Danish champion. He said that he got a call from AG’s coach, Magnus Andersson. Second option for Ege’s reserve is former Danish NT player, Peter Henriksen. read more

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9 unofficial landmarks of Dublins fair city

first_img Source: WikimapiaHome of Ireland’s best breakfast bap, it’s been said.  Why isn’t it being recognised on a larger scale?Dr. Quirkeys Source: psyberartistWho goes into this mysterious place?  No one knows.  But one things for sure, we all know where it is.McDonalds Grafton Street Source: Grease GuardianMeeting point for Spanish students for generations.  Let’s give it props.Teddys, Dun Laoghaire Source: infomatiqueHome of the world’s greatest 99.  People need to know about this in an official capacity.The Why Go Bald sign Source: janetmckAsking a pertinent question for 50 years.The Ikea sign Source: Cian GintySure what else do you need to call you in from the motorway?  You better recognise!What are Dublin’s other lesser recognised landmarks?Here’s a genius way to ask someone out using Siri>12 of James Blunt’s most amazing Twitter comebacks> WE’RE ALL FAMILIAR with Dublin’s famous landmarks.  The Spire, the Clery’s clock, Liberty hall, etc.However, there are lot of other places of significance in Ireland’s capital city that don’t get a look-in.  Some would say, they are even more significant than the most famouus ones.We’re talking about places like these.(Don’t worry, we’ll be doing Ireland’s other cities as well.)Coppers Source: FacebookThe birthplace of romance.  Surely this deserves a plaque outside it marking it as a place of societal significance?The Mother Teresa mural on this house in Inchicore Art at its artiest.Our lady of the North Side Source: ghvmWe suppose this is less of a landmark and more of an omnipresence, but still worth a mention.The Chuck Wagon near Swordslast_img read more

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Cannabis plants valued at €96000 seized in Co Cavan

first_imgGARDAÍ HAVE SEIZED cannabis plants valued at €96,000 during a planned search of woodland in Drumgill, Cootehill, Co Cavan on Tuesday.Paraphernalia for cultivating cannabis was also seized during the operation, which was part of a wider investigation into the illegal sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Cavan area.No arrests have been made and investigations are continuing.The operation involved advanced analytical and intelligence methods aimed at targeting criminal income and reducing the ability of criminals to carry out illegal activities, according to a garda spokesperson.last_img read more

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Battlefield 3 multiplayer gameplay footage leaks shows vehicle use melee combat

first_imgvia UsamaFTW YouTube channel Whether you are looking forward to Battlefield 3 for the single-player or multiplayer experience, October 25 still looks a very long way off, especially with the usual drought of games over the summer. Thankfully, there’s always someone willing to leak a bit of new information or footage to help pass the time.AdChoices广告The latest leak is a substantial one, with nearly 4 minutes of multiplayer gameplay footage being captured and uploaded to YouTube, along with further videos appearing covering more specific areas of the multiplayer experience. How long these videos will remain live is anyone’s guess, but they have been up for long enough so as to allow a lot of people to grab them and make the footage available elsewhere if necessary.Fans of previous Battlefield games are going to be happy from what is one display here, and newcomers may be drawn away from the COD series just by the beauty of the Frostbite 2 engine alone.On display in the main video is a range of guns, a missle launcher, and a section of melee combat that seems to have a blocking feature, which could prove interesting. Add to that what looks to be a very large open map, plus we now have confirmation destructible environments won’t just be limited to single-player. Use of vehicles? Yes, that features too and there is footage of it included below.What you can’t help but notice is how good the game looks. The lighting, their transitions between interior and exterior environments, the smoke and explosion effects, plus the vegetation and sheer size of the environments should make for some stunning gun fights and memorable team games. And just like with COD, I expect YouTube to be filled with Battlefield 3 replay videos shortly after the game releases.Below are a couple more videos from the same YouTube account showing off sniper rifle use, shotguns, and vehicle use. Keep them coming, please.last_img read more

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AMHRC seeks an apology

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC) has written to Neos Kosmos asking the newspaper to apologise for publishing an opinion piece by Professor Anastasios Tamis.In a letter to the paper’s editor this week, AMHRC spokesman Dr Chris Popov requested that Neos Kosmos publish a statement “apologising to the Macedonian community for Mr Tamis’ abusive comments and that his opinion piece be removed from your website”.Under the title of ‘Superficial and provocative’, published on 1 April, Professor Tamis was responding to the latest calls by federal MP Luke Simpkins for Australia to withdraw from its long-held position on the FYROM naming-issue.In the text, the president of the Australian Institute for Macedonian Studies described the motivations of Macedonian nationalism as lying in a need by its supporters “to maintain their fallacy and pseudo-identity as ‘Macedonians’ to avert the disintegration of their state”. Mr Popov said that Professor Tamis’ “attempt to paint Macedonians as a ‘pseudo-nation’ – and therefore undeserving of the name Macedonians – and Greeks as representing a ‘real’ or historical nation – is both ahistorical and extremely offensive”.The AMHRC spokesman added that the professor’s use of terms such as ‘Macedoslavs’, ‘Bulgarians’ and ‘Bulgarophile Slavs’ was “a crude and abusive attempt to vilify and denigrate people who are members of the Macedonian nation”.Mr Popov also asked Neos Kosmos to state that figures quoted by Professor Tamis – regarding the size of the ‘Macedonian’ and Greek communities in Australia – were incorrect. In his article Professor Tamis referred to the total number of people of Hellenic origin in Australia as being 550,000. The AMHRC say the only accurate estimation of that figure can be made in relation to the results of the 2011 Census, which identified 378,270 persons who claimed Greek ancestry.The AMHRC has demanded that Neos Kosmos publish a statement apologising to the ‘Macedonian’ community for publishing Professor Tamis’ comments, and that the article be removed from the NK website.Neos Kosmos’ editor-in-chief Mr Sotiris Hatzimanolis said that while the opinion piece may have raised controversial issues, the newspaper stood by its publishing of the article.“All requests for the online deletion of stories and published apologies are considered very carefully, but in this instance it is clear that this opinion piece was the professor’s judgment on the matters at hand; matters which are always contentious,” said Mr Hatzimanolis.“There are many views on the subject and we believe there is no basis for censoring his views.”Read Professor Tamis’ opinion piece here: https://neoskosmos.com/news/en/Superficial-and-provocative-Simpkinslast_img read more

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Licence 4G  lappel à candidatures sera lancé fin mai

first_imgLicence 4G : l’appel à candidatures sera lancé fin maiL’appel à candidatures pour l’attribution des fréquences de la 4G (quatrième génération de téléphonie mobile) sera lancé fin mai. L’annonce a été faite par le ministre de l’Industrie, Eric Besson, lors du colloque annuel de l’Autorité de régulation des télécommunications électroniques et des Postes (Arcep).Les opérateurs souhaitant disposer de la 4G pourront très prochainement déposer leur dossier. La procédure d’attribution des licences sera lancée d’ici la fin du mois de mai. Une décision annoncée aujourd’hui par Eric Besson à l’occasion du colloque annuel de l’Arcep.Celui-ci a déclaré : “L’Arcep a transmis au gouvernement son projet de décision relative à l’attribution des fréquences vendredi dernier (…) j’ai immédiatement saisi la commission du dividende numérique et la commission des participations et des transferts, et l’appel à candidature pourra effectivement être lancé à la fin de ce mois”. Au total, 30 MHz de fréquences seront divisés en quatre lots. Eric Besson a précisé que la somme des fréquences pouvant être remportée par un même opérateur serait plafonnée à 15MHz. Cette décision devrait permettre de conserver la concurrence. Le ministre a rappelé que le gouvernement arrêterait, sur proposition de l’Arcep, les conditions des appels à candidatures pour l’utilisation de ces fréquences. À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Cette annonce a été également l’occasion de rappeler les objectifs futurs en matière de couverture nécessaire au développement de l’Internet mobile. Eric Besson a ainsi assuré que “pour la première fois, sera imposée une obligation de couverture départementale, de 90% de la population de chaque département en moins de 12 ans”.L’État pourrait tirer de cette opération d’attribution un prix avantageux des licences 4G, estimé aux alentours de 2 milliards d’euros. Toutefois, le gain prévu est encore loin des 4,38 milliards d’euros qu’avait récolté l’Allemagne il y a un an lors de la mise aux enchères des fréquences 4G.Le 4 mai 2011 à 18:08 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Fire truck shortage shuts down Big South Airport ICA promises no penalties

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Related Items:fire truck, Intercaribbean Airways, south caicos airport, trevor sadler Recommended for you Turks and Caicos airline, ICA, now flies to Havana Airports Authority reveals sabotage at South Caicos Airport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 May 2015 – No fire trucks at the South Caicos airport and it has forced a two day closure of the airport and a cancellation of flights into that southern island. InterCaribbean Airways, General Manager Trevor Sadler yesterday issued an apology for the sudden stoppage of their flights promising no penalties. “We at InterCaribbean Airways apologize for the inconvenience this cause, however the circumstances are beyond our control. We will work to assist you in moving to an alternate flight date without penalties or change fees.” The Turks and Caicos Airports Authority ordered that closure.last_img read more

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FortisTCI Ups the Ante to Encourage Safety Always Culture

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 21, 2016  – At FortisTCI (the Company) a renewed focus and charge has been underway for several months by the Company’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department to enhance the safety culture throughout the organization. This includes the implementation of the Green Ribbon Safety Program designed by the EHS team to actively promote and recognize departments and individuals who are leading the way through good safety practices and providing solutions to work-related concerns.A total of eleven employees and one department were honoured with the Green Ribbon Safety Award this August for their individual and team efforts to promote the importance of safety in the workplace. The awardees include Callis Jones, Kayla Lightbourne, Jeffery Desir, Talisha Simons, Denzel Penn, Archie Gaviola, Jessly Robinson, Deniro Handfield, Brenton Smith, Roxie Williams and Kelorian Forbes. The Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Construction team were honoured with a floating trophy as the first departmental winners having met all elements of the judging criteria. The T&D team beat out the competition with no Lost Time Accidents (LTA’s), 100% completion rate of EHS training, completion of daily tailboards, and reporting of numerous good catches. Awardees were treated to certificates, award pins, and breakfast with members of the senior management team and other colleagues to celebrate their achievements.President and CEO Eddinton Powell said, “A strong culture of safety is critical to our operations. Not simply for the day-to-day functions of the business, but to ensure that all of our colleagues, especially those who work in some of the most challenging environments such as around engines and high voltage power lines, go home every day safe and sound to their families. There is nothing more important than the safety of our employees, which is why we emphasize training and strict safety standards.”The FortisTCI EHS Management System is based on ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001 Standards, and the Company is working toward full conformance leading to certification.  FortisTCI continues to operate under industry best practices in environment, health and safety. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:eleven employees and one department were honoured with the Green Ribbon Safety Award, Green Ribbon Safety Programlast_img read more

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N Korea US spar over nuclear deal in Singapore

first_imgUS secretary of state Mike Pompeo shakes hands with North Korea`s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho at the Asean Regional Forum Retreat in Singapore on 4 August. Photo: ReutersNorth Korea and the United States on Saturday sparred over an agreement reached at a landmark summit in June for the Asian country to end its nuclear program, as Washington called for maintaining sanctions pressure against Pyongyang, which in turn said it was alarmed by US intentions.The discord at a regional forum in Singapore was the latest reminder of the difficulties that have long impaired efforts to negotiate an end to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes, despite commitments made at an unprecedented summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the city state less than two months ago.“The DPRK stands firm in its determination and commitment for implementing the DPRK-US Joint Statement in a responsible and good-faith manner,” North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told the ASEAN Regional Forum, using his country’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.“What is alarming however is the insistent moves manifested within the US to go back to the old, far from its leader’s intention,” he said.Ri made the statement after US secretary of state Mike Pompeo had left the Singapore conference centre for Indonesia having pressed Southeast Asian nations to maintain sanctions on North Korea until it gives up a nuclear weapons programme that now threatens the United States.At the 12 June summit, Kim, who is seeking relief from tough sanctions, committed to work towards denuclearisation, but North Korea has offered no details on how it might go about this.Pompeo suggested on Friday that continued work on weapons programmes by North Korea was inconsistent with Kim’s commitment to denuclearise. On Saturday, he nevertheless said he was optimistic a North Korean denuclearisation could be achieved although it “would take some time.”Ri said North Korea had made goodwill gestures, including a moratorium on nuclear tests and rocket launches and the dismantling of a nuclear test ground.“However, the United States, instead of responding to these measures, is raising its voice louder for maintaining the sanctions against the DPRK and showing the attitude to retreat even from declaring the end of the war, a very basic and primary step for providing peace on the Korean peninsula,” he said.On Saturday, Pompeo said Washington took very seriously any relaxation of UN sanctions, calling out Russia for possibly violating a UN resolution by issuing work visas to North Korean workers.Warning to Moscow“I want to remind every nation that has supported these resolutions that this is a serious issue and something that we will discuss with Moscow,” he said. “We expect the Russians and all countries to abide by the UN Security Council resolutions and enforce sanctions on North Korea.”Russia has denied a report by the Wall Street Journal that said Moscow was allowing thousands of fresh North Korean labourers into the country and granting them work permits in a potential breach of UN sanctions.Russia’s ambassador to North Korea also denied Moscow was flouting UN restrictions on oil supplies to North Korea.According to a confidential UN report seen by Reuters on Friday, North Korea has not stopped nuclear and missile programs in violation of United Nations sanctions.Although Pompeo has been leading US negotiating efforts with North Korea, he had no formal meeting with Ri in Singapore. However, at a group photo session on Saturday, he walked up to the North Korean and shook hands and exchanged words and smiles.He told Ri: “We should talk again soon,” the State Department said.“I agree, there are many productive conversations to be had,” Ri replied, according to the State Department.Pompeo later tweeted that it had been “a quick, polite exchange” and there had been the opportunity to deliver a letter for Kim Jong Un from Trump.US Ambassador Sung Kim handed Ri the letter, which the State Department said was in return for one from Kim to Trump that the White House said was received on Wednesday. The State Department has not said what is in Trump’s letter to Kim.Trump posted a note on Twitter on Thursday thanking Kim for returning the remains of US soldiers from the Korean War and saying he looked forward to seeing Kim again “soon”, although the White House said no second meeting was currently planned.It is not the first time since the summit that North Korea has appeared to offer a more negative impression of the progress of talks with the United States that Washington.Following a trip to Pyongyang in July, Pompeo spoke of progress, but as soon as he had left the country North Korea accused him of “gangster-like” diplomacy, casting doubts about the future of the discussions.Even so, Trump has continued to hail progress, emphasizing the halt in bomb and missile tests and North Korea’s return of purported American war remains.A senior State Department official sought to play down Ri’s statement, saying it was to be expected.“Much of the intervention was positive and that’s an improvement from the past,” the official said. “We’re building a relationship with North Korea after years of difficult relations.”Since US talks with North Korea resumed this year, Pompeo has primarily engaged with Kim Yong Chol, a top North Korean party official and former spy agency chief, not Ri.Pompeo told a Senate committee hearing on July 25 that North Korea was continuing to produce fuel for nuclear bombs in spite of its denuclearisation pledge.On Monday, a senior US official said US spy satellites had detected renewed activity at the North Korean factory that produced the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States.last_img
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Save Big on Xbox One S Amazon Echo and More Deals

first_img 2 min read Entrepreneur has affiliate partnership with TechBargains so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.Thanks to our friends at TechBargains, we’ve rounded up some can’t-miss deals. Check it out:50% off Asics fuzeX Running Shoes for $54.99 Today Only!Amazon is running a Deal of the Day on these new Asics running shoes. They feature a new lightweight cushioning system and a ComforDry sockliner that is plush and fast drying. New Xbox One S with Halo Bundle and Bonus $50 Dell Gift Card $299.99This is one of the best deals on the new Xbox One S with a bonus $50 Dell gift card, which you can spend toward more games. This Halo bundle actually includes the latest Halo 5 in addition to previous games in the Halo bundle. This is actually a better deal than the “old” Xbox One and if you have a 4K TV that supports HDR you can actaully begin to use those features!New 2nd Gen Amazon Echo Dot for $49.99 (Orig. $89.99)Amazon has opened pre-orders for their 2nd gen Amazon Echo — and it’s actually 40 percent less than that 1st gen product. This is a inexpensive Bluetooth speaker with Amazon’s Alexa voice control. If you have an Echo product and want Alexa voice or music in every room in your house, then this would be the speaker to get. If you buy five, they will give you a sixth for free with coupon code: DOT12PACK.Piper Classic All-in-One Security System with Bonus $75 Dell Gift Card for $149.99The Piper system will not only give you video monitoring, but it also has a built-in 105dB siren that goes off when its security mode is breached. It will even track temperature, motion, sound and light and includes storage of up to 100 videos on Piper’s free cloud storage. Receive alerts by email, text, phone or push notifications when Piper detects activity.For more great deals, check out our TechBargains Small Business page. Disclosure: This is brought to you by the Entrepreneur Partner Studio. Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, we may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners.Have a deal you want to promote? Contact us here. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. September 16, 2016 Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 30, 2019 2:24 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘Game of Thrones’ actors sent well wishes to hospice patientcenter_img PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Actors from “Game of Thrones” have sent greetings and well wishes to an 88-year-old hospice patient in Rhode Island.The Providence Journal reports that Claire Walton’s caretakers at HopeHealth in Providence reached out to the cast.HopeHealth says 10 actors sent messages, including Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth, and also Miltos Yerolemou and Josef Altin.Walton, a lifelong Rhode Islander, wanted to watch the third episode of the show’s final season before she died. It aired Sunday, with a long-awaited battle scene.HopeHealth says Walton watched the episode. She died Monday afternoon.The hospice care provider posted a Facebook video of Walton watching the video messages.HBO’s epic-fantasy show set a ratings record Sunday night.___Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.comThe Associated Presslast_img read more

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