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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fikayo Tomori: Chelsea players love playing for legend Lampardby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFikayo Tomori says Chelsea’s players love playing for manager Frank Lampard.The fullback hit a screamer for the 5-2 win at Wolves yesterday.He told chelseafc.com: “Obviously we are disappointed to have conceded two goals, but we try to think positive, the manager tries to keep us positive in training and off the pitch, in meetings.”He’s a legend at the club so he has the respect of the players already.”His management skills are very good. I had him last year and he’s a very good talker, a very good man-manager, and you can see we want to play for him, want to win games and implement his style of play. We’re working hard day in, day out to try and do that.” last_img read more

first_imgVirgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum received a warm welcome from their Netherlands team-mates after winning the Champions League with Liverpool.The duo started as Liverpool overcame Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final in Madrid on Saturday to win their first trophies with the club.And they were enthusiastically received by their international team-mates on Monday as Netherlands prepare for the Nations League Finals. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Van Dijk and Wijnaldum were applauded by the squad and staff, including coach Ronald Koeman, as they arrived in camp.Een warm welkom voor de Champions League-winnaars, @GWijnaldum en @VirgilvDijk! #NationsLeague pic.twitter.com/THjQ9isTJk— OnsOranje (@OnsOranje) June 3, 2019The players even broke into song for Wijnaldum, chanting about the midfielder.”Tu tu tu tu tu, Gini Wijnaldum!” pic.twitter.com/0sZvtPqzNG— OnsOranje (@OnsOranje) June 3, 2019Netherlands face England in the semi-finals in Guimaraes on Thursday before either playing a final or third-place play-off three days later.They will be in confident mood after watching key man Van Dijk’s performance in Madrid, with the centre-back effectively shutting down a below-par Harry Kane.A resurgent Dutch side have been in superb form on the international scene, with two wins over Germany, a 2-0 victory over world champions France and a draw with World Cup bronze medallists Belgium in the last eight months alone.For England, meanwhile, captain Kane will be hoping to start having fought his way back to fitness but, following his ineffective performance against Liverpool, Gareth Southgate may prefer a more match-ready replacement.Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Dele Alli, Danny Rose and Eric Dier are all involved in the Three Lions squad having played in Saturday’s final, though Spurs pair Harry Winks and Kieran Tripper didn’t make the final 23-man cut.With so many participants from Madrid likely to be lining up against each other, it gives a fascinating edge to the Nations League’s inaugural finals.Whoever wins the tie will be favourites to claim the first title, with either Portugal or Switzerland awaiting in the final following their game on Wednesday.For England, it would represent a satisfying reward for their progress in recent years after coming so close in Russia last summer.Having failed to qualify for the World Cup, meanwhile, the Netherlands would confirm their return to the top end of the international game following a difficult spell since their run to the 2014 semi-finals.last_img read more

first_img “At the moment, the fee is just $20 to register and the law does require that you register. Now, when you need to get the benefits of the services of the rent unit, one of the questions they’re going to ask you is if you have registered. If you haven’t, it’s not that we are going to refuse to give you the services, but there are benefits to registration,” she noted. Story Highlights Mrs. Bennett-Cooper, who was speaking to JIS News at the first in a series of public consultations on amendments to the Rent Restriction Act at the Portmore HEART Academy in Portsmouth, Portmore, on Tuesday (May 15), said that often, persons come to the Board when they are involved in a situation with tenants that require intervention, but they are not registered. Chairman, Rent Assessment Board, Rose Bennett-Cooper, is calling on landlords to take advantage of the low registration fee to sign up with the entity in order to benefit from the range of services provided. Chairman, Rent Assessment Board, Rose Bennett-Cooper, is calling on landlords to take advantage of the low registration fee to sign up with the entity in order to benefit from the range of services provided.She pointed out that legislation being proposed will raise the registration fee from the current $20.Mrs. Bennett-Cooper, who was speaking to JIS News at the first in a series of public consultations on amendments to the Rent Restriction Act at the Portmore HEART Academy in Portsmouth, Portmore, on Tuesday (May 15), said that often, persons come to the Board when they are involved in a situation with tenants that require intervention, but they are not registered.“At the moment, the fee is just $20 to register and the law does require that you register. Now, when you need to get the benefits of the services of the rent unit, one of the questions they’re going to ask you is if you have registered. If you haven’t, it’s not that we are going to refuse to give you the services, but there are benefits to registration,” she noted.Mrs. Bennett-Cooper told JIS News that the $20 is based on 1983 legislation. “Within a very short while, we are expecting that there will be significant amendments to the Act and that all the fees are going to go up, and what will not change is that you [landlords] are still going to be required to register,” she said.She noted that “with the changes that are coming to the legislation, you’re going to find that more of these matters are [going to be] coming before the Board, and at that point, [landlords are] going to be forced to register”.“If you do it now, the fee is only $20, so this is the time for you to come in and register with the Rent Assessment Board,” she stressed.The Rent Restriction Act was originally enacted in 1944. It was developed at a time when tenants were being seriously disenfranchised and was focused towards their protection.The Act has since been amended 11 times, and changes are being proposed to address the current challenges facing the rental industry.The public consultations involve partnership with the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation.last_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights Former President of the Senate, Professor Oswald Harding, is to publish his autobiography in early November, which will provide an insight into his record as a legislator and lawyer. He said that the more than 200-page book captures much of his childhood days growing up on Oxford Street in Western Kingston, where he was born. Mr. Harding, who served in the Senate for a combined 28 years, was also Attorney General during the administration of former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, in the 1980s. Former President of the Senate, Professor Oswald Harding, is to publish his autobiography in early November, which will provide an insight into his record as a legislator and lawyer.Mr. Harding, who served in the Senate for a combined 28 years, was also Attorney General during the administration of former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, in the 1980s.He said that the more than 200-page book captures much of his childhood days growing up on Oxford Street in Western Kingston, where he was born.“It talks of my early days at Kingston College and my early days after the death of my grandmother,” Mr. Harding told JIS News in an interview.He said the publication, titled ‘Grandson of Essie’, also describes “how elections are run”, and the 1976 State of Emergency.During his political career, Mr. Harding served as Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Justice.“We have a great country, and to me, Jamaica has made great strides, and there is a lot more that it can do and will do with goodwill and sensible people,” he said.The former Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology (UTech), Mr. Harding said he relished being given the opportunity to play a role in the establishment of the faculty.Professor Harding said he is pleased that the UTech Law Faculty has received full accreditation.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Having closed its Initial Public Offering (IPO) of ordinary shares on NYSE, Euronav NV said it would repay the USD 235.5 million bond issued to finance the acquisition of 15 VLCCs from Maersk Tankers Singapore Pte Ltd announced on 5 January 2014.The vessels have an average age of 4 years and will expand the large tanker fleet of Euronav.The newcomers will be operated in the Tankers International VLCC Pool of which Euronav is a founding member.Euronav issued a redemption notice on 28 January 2015 and expects to repay the bond on or around the 19th of February 2015.The bond was issued at 85 per cent of its principal amount with an interest rate of 5.95% per annum for the first year and 8.50% as of the first anniversary date.Furthermore, following its IPO, Euronav exercised its right to request the contribution of the 30 outstanding perpetual convertible preferred equity securities and issued such notice on 30 January 2015.The company expects the aggregate principal amount of USD 75,000,000 to be contributed to Euronav’s share capital through a contribution in kind on 6 February 2015 against the issuance of 9,459,281 shares.The shares that will be issued following such contribution in kind will be listed on both Euronext Brussels and the NYSE but tradeable only on Euronext Brussels.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Energy storage company VTTI, owned by energy trader Vitol, has suspended operations at its terminal in Malaysia due to an oil spill upon receipt of a Notice of Suspension by the Johor Port Authority, according to the company.The oil spill occurred on August 24 while the tanker MT Trident Star was loading bunker fuel at berth 5 of ATT Tanjung Bin Terminal (ATB).The investigation into the facts that led to the oil spill incident has concluded that oil was being loaded into a non-nominated tank on board of the MT Trident Star and the vessel’s crew failed to timely respond to the activation of the vessel’s high level alarm, according to VTTI.After the ATB send a request to the authorities to re-consider the decision to suspend the terminal’s operations, VTTI informed that the suspension has been lifted. The operations at the terminal resumed operations as normal.Located in Johor, Malaysia, ATB has a storage capacity of over one million cubic metres. The terminal handles over 100 vessels per month.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgDrewry: Big Three’s Liner Merger Is All about SurvivalThe latest merger of liner shipping businesses, revealed by Japan’s Big Three shipping companies yesterday, is further evidence of survival mergers and acquisitions sweeping the industry… Read More Report: Oil Tanker Explodes at Gadani Shipbreaking YardSome ten workers were killed while over 45 others were injured in a chain of explosion which occurred earlier today at Pakistan’s Gadani shipbreaking yard… Read More K Line, MOL, NYK to Join Forces in Container ShippingJapan’s big three container shipping companies have agreed to establish a new joint-venture company to integrate their container shipping businesses… Read More Maersk Line Slips into RedDue to a decline in freight rates, the Danish shipping giant Maersk Line has reported a loss of USD 116 million in the third quarter of 2016, down by USD 380 million from USD 264 million seen in the same period in 2015… Read More Japan’s Big Three End First Half FY 2016 in LossesOn the back of the deteriorating conditions in the shipping market, Japan’s Big Three shipping companies, K Line, NYK Line and MOL, reported losses for the first half of fiscal year 2016 ended September 30… Read More World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Showrunner Bruce Miller talks with THR about how season two of the award-winning Hulu drama will continue to explore parallels with Trump, the Time’s Up movement and more: “You can’t avoid the influence.”Its meteoric cultural impact is but one of the many reasons why Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale became an award-winning lightning rod of a television series. And the streaming service, which recently topped 17 million subscribers, hopes that the Elisabeth Moss starrer from showrunner Bruce Miller continues to be as culturally relevant in April as its first season was when it was filmed before Donald Trump was elected president. Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name, with the adaptation first bowing on Hulu in April 2017, The Handmaid’s Tale centers on Offred (Moss), formerly known as June, and formerly in control of her own life. That all changed when religious zealots forcefully seized control over the United State of America and turned it into the dystopian nation of Gilead, a world in which men wield absolute power over women, many of whom now serve as “handmaids,” tasked with reproduction in an increasingly sterile society.  Advertisement THE HANDMAID’S TALE — The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. “Gilead is within you” is a favorite saying of Aunt Lydia. In Season Two, Offred and all our characters will fight against – or succumb to – this dark truth.(Photo by: Take Five/Hulu)center_img Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Released in the months following Trump’s election, and in the midst of a rising tide of activism against systemic misogyny, The Handmaid’s Tale arrived with painfully relevant cultural impact, with the now-iconic uniform of the handmaids worn worldwide at protests, just as one example of the show’s widely felt significance. “It’s a costume that people have taken beyond the show and out into the real world,” Miller tells The Hollywood Reporter about how The Handmaid’s Tale has transcended television to become part of a global conversation. “It’s amazing.”last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Idle No More movement was created about two months ago and shows no signs of letting up.In fact, it’s gaining allies.In Montreal, Friday, dozens of organizations came to give their support.APTN National News reporter Danielle Rochette explains.last_img

“If not, it is inevitable that many more people will die trying to reach safety in Europe,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warned in a press release issued today by his Office (UNHCR).“There can be no doubt left after this week’s events that Europe’s Operation ‘Triton’ is a woefully inadequate replacement for Italy’s ‘Mare Nostrum,’” said Mr. Guterres was referring to the deaths this week of at least 300 people who were trying to reach Europe from Libya on four dinghies. “The focus has to be about saving lives,” he said. “We need a robust search-and-rescue operation in the Central Mediterranean, not only a border patrol.”Earlier this week, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, said asylum-seekers and migrants will continue to arrive and stay in Europe “no matter what” and that “migrants will continue arriving despite all efforts to stop them, at a terrible cost in lives and suffering if nothing else is put in place.”Last year, the number of people risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean on smugglers’ boats rose dramatically and many of them were fleeing conflicts or persecution in Syria, the Horn of Africa and other parts of sub-Saharan Africa, according to UNHCR. In all, at least 218,000 people crossed the Mediterranean and 3,500 lives were lost.Italy, following heavy loss of life in two incidents on the high seas in October 2013, launched the Mare Nostrum operation – rescuing tens of thousands of people. UNHCR has repeatedly expressed concern about the ending of Mare Nostrum late last year without a similar European search-and-rescue operation to replace it. Last November, the EU border agency Frontex launched Operation Triton, which focuses on border surveillance but can contribute to rescue efforts.Concerned that Europe’s response to such tragedies is not to step up its rescue efforts, but to phase them out, Mr. Guterres called on the EU to urgently establish a search-and-rescue operation similar in scale and reach to Mare Nostrum.UNHCR said it has called repeatedly on European governments to address the problem of people fleeing wars and trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean, with a view to reducing losses of life at sea via improved surveillance and better search and rescue. read more

first_imgMs Daniel said she was determined to keep promises made to bereaved families, who had been told that information would be released, in a bid to ensure openness after previous cover-ups.She told Health Service Journal: “We did receive a letter indicating that they would injunct us. I have given a commitment to the family of Joshua Titcombe to release the information and I was concerned to do the right thing.“This doesn’t do anything to build confidence that we are working in an open and transparent environment. It completely misses the bigger picture. My judgement was clear about doing the right thing.”Mr Titcombe said the actions of the union were “immoral” and said the deal given to Ms Parkinson looked like an attempt to hide the truth. He called on Cathy Warwick, chief executive of the RCM, to resign.The RCM last night declined to comment. ‘This doesn’t do anything to build confidence that we are working in an open and transparent environment. It completely misses the bigger picture. My judgement was clear about doing the right thing’Jackie Daniel, chief executive of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust Ms Parkinson was employed at Morecambe Bay Foundation trust as a “maternity risk manager” from 2004 to 2012.But she was also a former RCM union official, who acted as staff representative – in what an investigation would later identify as a major conflict of interest.The scandal in Morecambe Bay prompted a national review of maternity services, after a string of failings and cover ups, with Ms Parkinson accused of leading collusion among midwives to hide their failings.  It followed a long campaign by James Titcombe, whose baby son Joshua died in 2008, after midwives repeatedly missed chances to spot and treat an infection.Jackie Daniel, the current chief executive of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust, said the midwives’ union this week threatened to injuct the trust, and prevent it publishing the findings of its review. The midwives’ union tried to gag health officials, in a bid to protect the ringleader in a scandal which saw 11 baby deaths, an investigation has revealed.Jeanette Parkinson was one of a group of midwives in Morecambe Bay who she dubbed “the musketeers” as she they colluded to cover up critical blunders.Yesterday leaked documents revealed that she was “significantly overpaid” – receiving 14 months’ salary in a farewell deal in 2012 which prevented investigation of her conduct.The manager who signed off the terms is now being hauled in front of regulators.Now it has emerged that the Royal College of Midwives has threatened legal action to prevent the NHS trust publishing a report into the matter. Joshua Titcombe with sister Emily. A coroner accused midwives of ‘colluding’ to cover up mistakes that led to Joshua’s death in 2008  Joshua and Emily  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

first_img16-year-old Greta Thunberg met with Obama and chided senators, saying they’re not trying hard enough to fight climate change A car plowed through the main hall of Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York The US is building a case against Iran in the attacks on Saudi Arabia, but Trump is in no rush to act SpaceX is trying to buy a hamlet inside its Texas rocket-launch site because it ‘did not anticipate’ there’d be any ‘significant disruption’ to residents who live there EXPERTS HAVE WARNED the ocean’s jellyfish population is getting out of control, and this has caused problems for a variety of people and organizations.People might get stung while at the beach, sure, but there are larger repercussions too — the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in southeastern Sweden had to close after jellyfish clogged its pipework, and hordes of murderous jellyfish have cost the fishing industry billions of dollars in lost earnings per year.Enter robots.South Korean scientist Hyun Mong, director of the Urban Robotics Lab at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, has designed a robotic system called “JEROS,” short for “jellyfish elimination robotic swarm”.JEROS is designed so teams of three can work together to collectively reduce the jellyfish population.By tracking jellyfish and sucking them into their deadly propellers, each JEROS robot can shred just shy of one ton’s worth of jellyfish per hour.This system is surprisingly more affordable than trapping the creatures in a net.Here’s a fleet of three JEROS systems at work in a bay. Source: urobotkaist via YouTubeThey spot the jellyfish in the water by using image processing in their onboard cameras. Source: urobotkaist via YouTubeOnce jellyfish are properly targeted, the JEROS propeller spins to life and kills them. Source: NMANewsDirect/YouTubeHere it is in action, but be warned, if you have a soft-spot for jellyfish, you may find the video disturbing.- Dylan LoveRead: Jellyfish are freaks of nature that could take over the world’s oceans >More: Glow-in-the-dark ice cream made possible with jellyfish protein >last_img read more

first_imgWe appear to be heading out of the trough of the uncanny valley. That goateed, shaggy haired professorial type in the image above isn’t actually a professor. He’s not even human. Meet the latest in the series of Geminoid ultra-realistic androids, designed by Kokoro and Hiroshi Ishiguro. Called the Gemini DK, this is the first Gemini not to have been modeled on an Asian: instead, it was constructed to look exactly like associate professor Henry Scharfe of Aalborg University in Denmark.The Gemini DK (DK presumably stands for Denmark) was built in Tokyo, Japan by Kokoro, and it’s now being tested and programmed at Japan’s Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute. What’s the point of an android that looks just like its designer, though?AdChoices广告In actuality, it’s to study concepts like the uncanny valley, which describes the drop-off in the human brain’s ability to accept a humanoid replica of another person as “real” as it becomes increasingly perfect. The Geminoid series of androids are used for researching “emotional affordances” in human-robot interaction, as well as the cultural differences in the way different countries respond to robots (people in Japan, for example, are far more at ease around robots than people from Venezuela might be).As with the other Geminoid robots, the movements and expressions of the Geminoid DK are controlled by remote by an operator with a computer using a motion-capture system that tracks his own facial expressions and head movements. In the future, that feature set may well increase to allow full mobility.As for the Geminoid DK, Professor Scharfe is being tight lipped about what he will do with the robot, but his wife is not: she’s already suggesting they send the robot in his place to conferences.Read more at IEEElast_img read more

first_imgThe Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, which will take place in the Melbourne CBD between 7 and 26 May, will see the fusion of artistic talent through film and art projects that are all accompanied by a common theme of human rights advocacy. Human rights issues tackled by the festival in order to challenge and inspire the minds of its onlookers include civil war, migration, asylum seekers, poverty, domestic violence, climate change, gender equality and children’s rights. The cross-section of artistic talent, belief and the locations of each film or art project pay artistic homage to the fact that these basic human rights needs are being suffered globally and are thus a global responsibility of all. It is not surprising, therefore, that a film surrounding Greece has taken place in this year’s program, shedding light on the prominent humanistic spirit of the Greek soul that is vibrant and alive in Australia today. Evaporating Borders is a documentary produced by filmmaker and Cypriot asylum seeker Iva Radivojevic. The documentary is a visual essay that will transpose you into the lives and struggles of those who wish to enter into a life of safety and freedom through Europe’s easiest access point, Cyprus. Being one of the easiest entry points into the European Union, Cyprus is a popular final destination for refugees escaping countries around the Mediterranean, fleeing for hopes of a better life. The film is narrated in Greek by Radivojevic herself, who guides the audience through the streets of modern Cyprus to try and understand the reality of present day refuge in Cyprus, presenting to the audience why aggression and antipathy towards newly-arrived citizens is quite common and causes a further divide in the nation. Evaporating Borders was being presented by the Australian Asylum Seeker Resource Centre at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) theatre in Melbourne on Monday 11 May. After the film’s viewing, a post-film panel took take place, where discussion will centre on the vast movement of refugees in Cyprus and possible solutions to the antipathy that is prevalent there today. Included on the panel’s board wass Greek writer, blogger and political theorist Angela Mitropoulos.Evaporating Borders has already won at least four awards, including the Doku Fest Balkan Documentary winner for 2014, making it an experience not to be missed.Take part in this year’s festival to celebrate not only what makes Melbourne a place of humanistic integrity, but the most important global responsibility; human rights. To buy tickets, head to www.2015.hraff.org.au/event/evaporating-borders/ Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgNicolas Petit at the ceremonial start of the Iditarod in 2015. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)Girdwood musher Nicolas Petit is the first competitor into the Nikolai checkpoint.Dallas and Mitch Seavey are running in second and third place, respectively, with Wade Marrs trailing in fourth.Pete Kaiser, Hugh Neff, Aliy Zirkle and Lance Mackey are currently in fifth through eighth place, only a few mile behind the front runners.Nikolai is 263 miles into the race. Next, mushers will make a 48 mile run to McGrath.last_img read more

first_imgThe CBSE Class 10 examinations were conducted from February 21 to March 29.ReutersCBSE Class 10 Board Result 2019 | Excited or nervous to know your results? Put your anxiety aside as the results of CBSE Class 10 was announced today (May 6, 2019) by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The results were declared at the official websites – cbseresults.nic.in, cbse.nic.in, results.nic.in.Follow the steps to check CBSE Class 10 Result 2019:Log on to the official website of CBSE – www.cbseresults.nic.inA tab – CBSE 10th Result 2019 – opensOpen the tab CBSE Board Class 10 Result 2019Enter your roll numberOMG! Your result is on the screenDon’t forget to download the scorecard for any future reference The CBSE Class 10 examinations were conducted from February 21 to 29 March. An estimated 18 lakh students will receive the class 10th result today. However, CBSE is declaring the class 10th result within 38 days of the exam.A total of 31,14,821 students appeared for 2019 Class 10the Board Exams and 2019 Class 12 Board exams, as per CBSE.last_img read more

Pepco Preps for Hurricane Season with New State ofthe Art Mobile Command

first_imgIn an effort to prepare for what is expected to be the most active Atlantic hurricane season since 2012, Washington, D.C. area utility Pepco unveiled a state-of-the-art vehicle that will monitor storm developments and pinpoint areas where disaster assistance may be needed.On May 25, Pepco officials introduced the mobile command unit at its office in downtown Washington. Dave Velazquez, president and CEO of Pepco Holdings, which recently was acquired by Exelon, said that “one bad storm can cause widespread property damage and outages.”Velazquez said this year’s hurricane season is expected to be a “heavier than normal storm season.” Thanks to Pepco’s acquisition by Exelon, he said the utility can call upon the equipment and manpower of its “sister” utilities on the East coast.The command center is divided into three areas. The back of the vehicle is an administrative center with a copy/fax machine and telephones with three satellite-generated screens. Its middle encompasses the entrance, a microwave oven and a small power generator center. The front is a “situation-room” with five large satellite screens, including one that has a map of the Washington metro area, as well as laptops and telephones.John Anthony Tyler, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Pepco Holdings, said the vehicle will be a critical part of the company’s response to disasters.“There are three objectives to our storm preparedness,” he said. “We want outage prevention through proactive investment and we want to have a sense of urgency to bring the right resources to affected areas as soon as possible. We also want to communicate to customers quickly so they can make critical decisions regarding what they need to do in a disaster situation.”Pepco experienced outages during the hurricane season in 2015.Tyler told the AFRO that the District will have one mobile unit; if additional coordination is needed, Pepco’s “sister” utilities will be contacted for use of their mobile command centers. He said areas that are the hardest hit by a disaster will be serviced by the mobile center and the vehicle can be quickly deployed to any area in the District within 20 minutes.last_img read more

first_img Apple’s big ‘show time’ press event is under two weeks away, but the company is still working to ensure it has a potent lineup for its long-teased video streaming service. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is still chasing collaborations with the likes of HBO, Showtime and Starz for pay-TV content to sit alongside its own original programming and movies.While we don’t know precisely how Apple’s streaming service will look until that March 25th showcase, it’s very likely to get its hooks into nearly all of the company’s media-consuming hardware, from iPhone to Apple TV. (Remember when it was going to make a TV? Seems like a decade ago.)Timing is reportedly tight. According to Bloomberg sources, a couple of deals are set to be inked this Friday. The gameplan is to ensure that people using Apple hardware will keep themselves interested with the company’s own apps and media, instead of hopping to 3rd party apps and services, like users do with Netflix and standalone apps from HBO and the rest. The process has worked out well for Apple Music.Rumors suggest that Apple will pitch its video and magazine services as separate entities with separate prices, but it could offer a bundle that offers, say, both services and an Apple Music sub at a cheaper price. Apple’s Tim Cook had noted that services will be crucial for the company, as iPhone sales slow and hardware innovation makes the once-annual upgrade less of a draw. 2 min read March 13, 2019 How Success Happens Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. This story originally appeared on Engadget Listen Nowlast_img read more

Anthem of the Seas largest cruise ship to dock in Halifax

first_img HALIFAX — A palatial cruise ship described by passengers as a mini, moving city cast an impressive figure on the Halifax waterfront Thursday, breaking port records as thousands of tourists flooded into the city.The Anthem of the Seas arrived in downtown Halifax under grey skies, towering over historic Pier 21 on the south side of the waterfront boardwalk.The Port of Halifax says the ship was carrying about 4,180 passengers plus the crew and weighs a whopping 168,666 tons, making it the largest cruise ship ever to visit Halifax both in terms of its size and passenger capacity.The Quantum Class boat has everything from bumper cars and roller skating to a circus school and four swimming pools, along with more than 2,000 staterooms.Linda Jacobs, a retiree from New York state who was vacationing aboard the mammoth ship with her husband Ed Jacobs, said it took them a few days to get their bearings.More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?“It’s big. It’s big and confusing. But after a while you get used to it,” said Linda Jacobs on the boardwalk, adding that there are people from all over the world on the Anthem including China and Australia.“It’s like a mini city,” said Ed Jacobs with a laugh. “There’s people from all different places, and we’ve talked to just about everybody.”A round, mechanical capsule on the ship’s upper deck that lifts passengers 90 metres above the sea could be seen ascending into the fog on Thursday morning.Onlookers were gathering in nearby parking lots and along the water’s edge to snap pictures of the massive vessel, which was built last year.Inside the nearby Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, vendor Laura Mae of Osha Mae was anticipating an influx of customers just before the cruise ship passengers were scheduled to reboard the Anthem around 4:30 p.m.Mae, an herbalist who sells handmade soaps and other aroma therapy products, said cruise ships do give her business a financial boost, but they also allow her products to travel to places around the world, including Ireland and Portugal.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perks“People will buy the product and use it for a few months at home, and it’s taking them back to their awesome time in Halifax,” said Mae, referring to the phenomenon of smells being linked to memories.“It certainly has an impact on my business.” Posted by Tags: Halifax << Previous PostNext Post >> Friday, September 2, 2016 center_img The Canadian Press Anthem of the Seas, largest cruise ship to dock in Halifax Sharelast_img read more