Unite Dominica to host tree lighting ceremony

first_img 34 Views   one comment A recently formed, non-profit organization; Unite Dominica, will this evening bring the spirit of Christmas to the City, by the lighting of the trees at Peebles Park.Unite Dominica, seeks to bring the people of Dominica together, both corporate and individuals, to help educate them on and inform them of the best practices by professionals in the respective fields thereby empowering them to make informed decisions. “This initiative by the group has brought together several corporate citizens to brighten up part of the city thereby creating the cheerful atmosphere that is associated with the joy the Christmas Holiday season,” a press release issued by the group indicates.Emile De Pooter, told Dominica Vibes News; “We want people to feel the Christmas spirit. “You hear a lot of people saying Christmas dread and people hardly buying, lighting or decorate Christmas trees these days. So we just want to bring that Christmas feeling to Roseau”.Unite Dominica will also be organizing activities for 2013 Carnival and the Easter celebrations.Some of United Dominica members include, Kelly-Ann Williams, Delroy Williams, Jason Jno. Baptiste, Emile De Pooter and Robert Tonge.The group’s tree lighting ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Unite Dominica to host tree lighting ceremony by: – December 17, 2012last_img read more

Naval Dome S-Model cyber protection introduced

first_imgTo facilitate shipowner demand for an immediate cyber security solution for critical systems, Naval Dome has introduced a new software-based cyber protection that can be easily installed on all ship, port, or offshore OT systems, including navigational equipment, machinery control systems and cargo handling equipment. Sea News, November 20 Based on its knowledge and understanding of the attack vectors targeting the maritime sectors, Naval Dome has been able to develop a software solution that can be installed without changing the way in which critical systems function or that requires a new type approval certificate in place. Author: Baibhav Mishra Naval Dome’s Vice-President, Marketing, Paola Rossi, added: “While we of course recommend installation of our Security Level 4-certified T-Model, after analysing the market and taking onboard customer feedback, there is now market demand for a lower level of security to deliver immediate protection. The S-Model is something operators can use right now to provide a level of cyber protection to legacy systems or newer systems awaiting upgrade.” “The S-Model is something operators can use right now,” says Naval Dome’s Vice-President, Marketing, Paola Rossi (Image Courtesy: Naval Dome) Naval Dome Vice President, Business Development, Ido Ben Moshe, said: “We have introduced the S-Model to provide an easy-to-install, Level 2 security solution to offer an immediate remedy to the cyber problem. S-Marine Dome and S-Port Dome are aimed at those ship, offshore energy and terminal operators requiring instant protection without having to go through lengthy type approval processes or can no longer afford to wait for suppliers to upgrade or replace critical systems. “Compatible with classification society SL2 requirements and all PC-based OT systems, S-Marine and S-Port Dome are bespoke solutions adapted to each specific platform, irrespective of the system type or brand,” said Rossi. “The S-Model is an effective security software solution that can be simply installed right now by the crew or operator.” “While Naval Dome offers DNV GL SL4-certified cyber security thorough its T-Marine and T-Port Dome solutions, these have been developed primarily for installation by original equipment manufacturers (OEM). Until now, there has been little by way of an effective software solution with which operators can use to immediately protect their systems. The S-Model fills that void. The new solution provides complete prevention, detection and alert capabilities for all legacy OT and modern IoT systems, blocking unauthorised network intrusions and exe.files from running on the computer. Only approved valid files can run on the computer. The S-Model features an effective “Endpoint” security event logger to defend systems against Denial of Service (DoS), Ransomware, Zero-day and Malware attacks.last_img read more

DOLE-6 on weeklong shutdown; employee contracts virus

first_imgThe infected employee’s test result only came out Friday morning. While not disclosing the circumstance how the employee got infected, Ticao confirmed that she had no exposure to a positive patient or history of travel outside Region 6 in areas where COVID-19 was prevalent. DOLE’s Iloilo Field Office, which shares the same building with the regional office, was also temporarily shut down. “Gin-suspend namon ang office kay mapa-disinfect kami kay may isa kami ka employee nga nag-positive,” Ticao told Panay News. According to the regional director, the employee was discovered to be a COVID carrier after all of the agency’s personnel were subjected to swabbing as part of precautionary measures. The employee, he said, was asymptomatic and in isolation at a quarantine facility. She was the first DOLE-6 personnel to test positive for COVID-19, added Ticao.center_img ILOILO City – The regional office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Jaro district halted its operation for a week beginning yesterday.  A female employee tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to Regional Director Cyril Ticao. “Please be informed that the DOLE Regional Office and its Iloilo Field Office will temporarily suspend office operation starting today, August 28, 2020 until September 3, 2020 while the cleaning, disinfection and contact tracing activities are underway,” read part of Ticao’s advisory. Ticao also advised their clients to visit DOLE’s website through ro6.dole.gov.ph or Facebook page at @doleregion6./PN “Our field offices in Aklan, Antique, Guimaras, Negros Occidental and Capiz are open to cater to the needs of our clients and stakeholders in their respective jurisdiction,” it added.last_img read more

PBA PHILIPPINE CUP: TNT, Magnolia force do-or-die in quarters

first_imgThe Beermen attempted to claw its way back several times in the second half but KaTropa got baskets from Castro and Rosario to keep them at bay before the Beermen was able to force a tie at 86-all on four straight points from June Mar Fajardo.Fajardo finished the match with double-double 26 points and 19 rebounds, while Christian Standhardinger and Alex Cabagnot added 18 and 16 markers, respectively, for the four-time defending champions Beermen.Magnolia Hotshots also stayed alive after a 106-77 rout on Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings to force a double header do-or-die match on Wednesday night.The Hotshots surged to an 11-0 start on hits from Robbie Herndon and Andy Mark Barroca. The Kings managed to come to within 11-15 but the Hotshots pulled away anew at 25-16 on shots from Paul Lee and Aldrech Ramos.After the Kings came to as close as 34-37, the Hotshots answered back with a rally from Jiovani Jalalon and Lee to establish a 51-38 halftime edge before widening it further in the second half and reached its largest at 89-58.Sangalang finished with 21 points and nine rebounds, Herndon had career-best 18 markers and Jalalon had 17 points, five rebounds, six assists and five steals for the Hotshots. Solomon Mercado tallied 13 points for the Kings./PN TNT KaTropa’s Anthony Semerad loses control of the ball while on his way for a layup after blowing past the San Miguel Beermen defenders. PBA MANILA – TNT KaTropa’s quest to unseat the San Miguel Beermen stayed alive after scoring a 93-88 victory in Game 2 of the 2019 Honda PBA Philippine Cup best-of-three quarterfinals last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.With the score tied at 86-all, Jeth Troy Rosario and Jayson Castro surged the KaTropa ahead 91-86 with a triple and a layup before Brian Heruela and Roger Pogoy came up with split free throws to sealed the win.Pogoy top-scored with 20 points and nine rebounds, Castro added 19 points and nine assists, while Rosario finished with double-double 15 points and 11 rebounds for the KaTropa.Holding to a slim 20-19 lead after the first 12 minutes, the KaTropa created distance from the Beermen in the second period behind Castro and Pogoy for its biggest lead of 54-43 at the half.last_img read more

SPI holds groundbreaking ceremony for median project

first_imgSouth Padre Island Mayor Patrick McNulty, Councilmember Kerry Schwartz, Councilmember Joe Ricco, Councilmember Ken Medders, Public Works Director Alex Sanchez and City Manager Randy Smith ceremoniously break ground for the Padre Boulevard Median, Boardwalk and Sidewalk Improvements Project. Photo by City of South Padre Island.By Pamela CodySpecial to the PRESS     On a crisp, cool, impossibly beautiful January morning, city officials and staff, the mayor, council members, and construction workers gathered at the South Padre Island Convention Center Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. to hold an official groundbreaking ceremony for PR100.     SPI Mayor Patrick McNulty addressed the crowd before the groundbreaking, offering the following comments.     “The Padre Boulevard Median, Boardwalk, and Sidewalk Improvements Project has been in the works for many years. The inception of this project started with former mayor Robert Pinkerton and councilman alderman Rick Ridolfi. I’d like to thank them for their vision of this project. I’d also like to thank the current council for passing the resolution to make this project a reality.”     According to McNulty, construction began on January 2, 2020, and is estimated to be completed within 15 months, weather permitting. The project is part of one of the city’s venue tax projects, approved by South Padre Island voters at the November 8, 2016 election and is funded through HOT tax.     McNulty continued, adding “The medians and sidewalks will improve traffic, pedestrian mobility, and public safety along Padre Boulevard. The boardwalks will be developed over the wetlands which will allow the Island to keep its natural habitat while letting our active residents and guests enjoy continual accessibility.”     The mayor thanked the city staff and contractors for working diligently on the project and informed the audience that the next venue project from the current council will be breaking ground on the quiet water sports park in the fall of 2020. Mayor McNulty thanked everyone for attending the groundbreaking and all the previous council members that worked on these projects. He encouraged everyone to come to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the PR100 Project next year.     South Padre Island council member Kerry Schwartz was on hand for the groundbreaking, and remarked on the various aspects of the project.     “Number one, it enhances the beauty of the Island, adding greenery on the boulevard. What’s that song, pave paradise, put up a parking lot – we’re going the opposite direction. Besides adding the greenery, it’s making the boulevard much, much safer for pedestrian traffic as well as vehicular.”     Schwartz noted that in the areas where the new medians already exist, there have been a lot fewer accidents. “We now have a median where people can at least get across and have a safety zone without having to cross several traffic lanes,” said Schwartz, adding “One of the main features is along where the medians are going in, there will be an additional 7 or 8 crosswalks with flashing lights to help people get across the boulevard a lot safer than what’s happening now.”     Addressing the community’s complaints about traffic slowdowns and other inconveniences due to the construction and project design, Swartz had this to say.     “It will be inconvenient for a few folks. Some that have businesses, we went through this. On the first set of medians, the business community was up in arms, saying it was going to kill their business. It never happened.”     Schwartz continued, adding “It hasn’t destroyed business or affected business. It’ll make it inconvenient for people if they don’t have a crosswalk right there, but they can walk a block down or two and cross the street safely.”     Schwartz concluded his comments by emphasizing “The safety of our visitors and our residents is of paramount importance, that’s what we are addressing, and adding additional lighting and greenery to the boulevard. It’s all about safety and beautification.” Share RelatedConstruction on Padre Boulevard median project begins            By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Construction began on extending concrete medians along Padre Boulevard this month. The medians are one part of a project the city calls the “PR 100 Median, Boardwalk and Sidewalk Improvement Project.” The project is being planned and designed by Kimley-Horn…January 24, 2020In “News”SPI mayor delivers “State of the Island” addressBy Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com In the Hilton Garden Inn ballroom, South Padre Island mayor Patrick McNulty delivered his first “State of the Island” address, nearly 8 months after being elected in May 2019. The address was delivered during the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon.  McNulty…January 24, 2020In “News”SPI council selects Soto as new city secretary, makes changes to Padre Blvd median projectBy Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS      The SPI City Council held its regular meeting Wednesday, February 19, to discuss items of business including naming a new city secretary and amending the landscaping plans currently underway on the Island’s medians.      After an impressive 35-year career as city secretary, Susan Manning…February 21, 2020In “News”last_img read more

Kemenhub: Masa Temporary Grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 Bisa Diperpanjang

first_imgBoeing 737 MAX 8 Milik Lion Air. Sumber: Tribun Kecelakaan Ethiopia Airlines berbuntut panjang! Setelah beberapa hari yang lalu ramai diberitakan pembekuan armada Boeing 737 MAX 8 di sejumlah maskapai dari seluruh penjuru dunia, kini Kementerian Perhubungan (Kemenhub) mengeluarkan pernyataan bahwa masa pembekuan armada Boeing 737 MAX 8 di Indonesia bisa diperpanjang. Pelarangan operasi dari armada asal Amerika ini diperpanjang hingga waktu yang belum ditentukan.Baca Juga: Garuda Indonesia Akhirnya Pikirkan Pembatalan Pesanan Boeing 737 MAX 8“Direktorat Jenderal Perhubungan Udara menetapkan larangan beroperasi bagi seluruh pesawat terbang B737-8 MAX yang dioperasikan oleh operator penerbangan Indonesia di wilayah ruang udara Republik Indonesia, berlaku sejak tanggal 14 Maret 2019,” kata Kepala Bagian Kerja Sama Internasional Humas dan Umum Ditjen Perhubungan Udara Hari Budianto, dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari laman detik.com (14/3/2019). Tidak lain dan tidak bukan, pembekuan operasi dari Boeing 737 MAX 8 ini dilatarbelakangi oleh jatuhnya pesawat Ethiopia Airlines di Addis Ababa pada Minggu (10/3/2019) kemarin – dimana kejadian ini merupakan kecelakaan kedua kalinya armada Boeing 737 MAX 8 dalam kurun waktu lima bulan terakhir.Sebelumnya, pada 19 Oktober 2018 yang lalu, pesawat dengan jenis yang sama yang dioperasikan oleh Lion Air dengan nomor penerbangan JT610 mengalami kecelakaan di Tanjung Karawang dan menewaskan keseluruhan penumpang dan awak penerbangan yang berada di dalamnya.Menurut Hari, langkah ini ditempuh dengan memperhatikan Continuous Airworthiness Notification to the International Community (CANIC), yang diterbitkan oleh FAA pada 13 Maret 2019 perihal Updated Information Regarding FAA Continued Operations Safety Activity Related to the Boeing Model 737-8 and 737-9 (737 MAX) Fleet dari Federal Aviation Administration.“Direktur Jenderal Perhubungan Udara Polana B. Pramesti menegaskan bahwa larangan beroperasi ini berlaku sampai dengan adanya pemberitahuan lebih lanjut, dengan mempertimbangkan terpenuhinya keselamatan penerbangan,” sambungnya.Baca Juga: Pasca Temporary Grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8, Lion Air dan Garuda Indonesia Nyatakan Jadwal Penerbangan Tidak Terganggu“Demi terpenuhinya keselamatan penerbangan di Indonesia, kami memutuskan untuk melarang terbang seluruh pesawat Boeing 737-8 MAX yang dioperasikan oleh operator penerbangan Indonesia di wilayah ruang udara Republik Indonesia, berlaku sejak tanggal 14 Maret 2019,” tegas Hari.Namun bukan berarti himbauan pembekuan pengoperasian dari Kemenhub ini bisa ‘dipukul rata’. Kemenhub memberikan pengecualian terhadap penerbangan Boeing 737 MAX 8 yang bersifat non komersial (tidak membawa penumpang) dan ferry flight (penerbangan ke lokasi perawatan atau penyimpanan pesawat). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Relatedlast_img read more

Public Hearing Today Discussing Soldotna Annexation

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Local Boundary Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss the City of Soldotna’s annexation petition today, August 4, at 2:00 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that public meeting will be held remotely via Zoom video conference. To join the Zoom meeting, click this link. Participants can also join via telephone by calling (669) 900-9128.  The meeting ID that will be used in both instances is 836 3476 0887. Use password LBC1. Soldotna City Manager Stephanie Queen told KSRM earlier this year that the issue is, essentially, out of the city’s hands as the city’s application was accepted by the Local Boundary Commission: “At this point the state has very specific standards for what the process looks like. So, they are governing the process at this point according to the state statutes. We are not planning any more public meeting, the state will hold a public meeting later on.” The conversation into annexation began back between 2005 and 2008. The mayor at the time vetoed a resolution that would have allowed the City to file the petition with the LBC. The reason behind the city pursuing annexation is the steady growth of Soldotna’s population. The City of Soldotna submitted a petition seeking to annex 2.61 square miles into the city to the Local Boundary Commission last October. The final petition, as authorized by the Soldotna City Council, included five of the nine study areas that had been evaluated throughout the process.last_img read more

As it happened: Zebre 7-7 Bristol Bears

first_imgPat Lam’s side trailed heading into the closing stages, after Jimmy Tuivaiti’s breakaway try late in the first half, but the 64th-minute sending off of Johan Meyer for a high tackle granted Bristol an opening.With time up, Randall sniped and dummied through the Zebre defence to touch down, with Sheedy’s simple conversion ensuring it finished all square in Italy.Re-live all of the action, as we dissect the key moments from Saturday’s action.last_img

Sputtering Auburn could give potent Ole Miss a game

first_img8851207Ole Miss travels to eastern Alabama Saturday afternoon, there to see on the field Auburn, its coach Gus Malzahn and an offensive juggernaut. This season, however, if there’s anything approaching a juggernaut on offense at Auburn it will be fielded by the Rebels, not the Tigers.No. 21 Ole Miss (6-2; 3-1 SEC), behind junior QB Chad Kelly, is the most potent offense in the SEC. You know, the sort of thing Malzahn is supposed to have. Kelly leads the conference in total offense and total offensive touchdowns (he’s been responsible for 22). He’s by far the leading passer in the SEC, the only player putting up more than 300 yards per game.True, Kelly’s also something of a gunslinger, as his 10 interceptions are also tied for most in the SEC. That, in theory, could help an Auburn team clearly inferior to Ole Miss on paper, and is a habit that in more than theory can be a problem against a team like LSU, which hasn’t thrown an interception in 2015, or against Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott, who has thrown only one in 260 attempts. Those are both opponents remaining on the Rebels’ schedule.But Auburn (4-3; 1-3 SEC) is something far removed right now from the team that flowed up and down the field en route to a double-miracle finish in 2013 and an SEC championship. The Tigers are mired ninth in scoring offense and 12th in total offense (Ole Miss leads in both categories). Auburn rushes for an average of 180.6 per game, sixth in the SEC, but only adds another 182.6 yards to its production through the air each Saturday, which ranks 12th in the league.On the other hand, there are signs of new life at Auburn since installing Sean White as quarterback. It’s true White hasn’t thrown for a touchdown the past four games, but Auburn is running the ball much better in those games than earlier in the season and the Tigers are averaging about 30 points a game. White was victimized by serial drops from his receivers last week, a hiccup that will doom Auburn again if it occurs against the Rebels.8827184That’s because even if Auburn’s offense more closely resembles what we expect Malzahn to engineer, the Tigers’ defense remains woeful. They rank dead last in scoring defense, giving up the same 30 they average on offense, and dead last in total defense, allowing opponents to gain 430.6 yards per game. The breakdowns come at every level: The Tigers are 12th in the SEC in rushing defense (199.9 yards per game) and 11th in passing defense (230.7 yards per game).This is a defensive unit Kelly and the talented corps of Ole Miss receivers should be able to rip. Still, this could be a close game.Though it sounds strange to say about a team that beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ole Miss hasn’t been road warriors in 2015. The Rebels lost badly at Florida and again recently at Memphis. Now, Memphis and Florida are better than Auburn this year, but there’s no getting around the fact Ole Miss clicks in Oxford in ways it doesn’t in other places.It’s probably not enough of a difference to make the difference. That is, Ole Miss is deservedly a heavy favorite in a series Auburn has historically dominated. But it’s enough to make the game worth watching.last_img read more

Fulham snap up Australia striker Taggart

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Fulham have announced the signing of Australia striker Adam Taggart.The 21-year-old, who joins from A-League side Newcastle Jets for an undisclosed fee, has agreed a three-year contract.He has scored three goals in seven appearances for Australia and has featured in the World Cup in Brazil against Netherlands and Spain.AdChoices广告Taggart started his senior career at Perth Glory in 2010 and spent two seasons at the Western Australian club.He joined Newcastle Jets in 2012 and scored 18 times in 44 appearances. Sixteen of those goals came last season. See also:Fulham boss Magath brings in defenderFulham seal signing of defender VoserFulham confirm signing of McCormackKasami leaves as Fulham sign left-backlast_img