Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Oct 16, 2020 Share this on WhatsApp Some 400 or 57% of the confirmed cases are females and 302 or 43% are males. They range in age from 2 months to 87 years. Of the 702 cases confirmed with COVID-19 to date, in addition to the 553 or 78.8% have recovered, eight or (1.1%) were repatriated, and 10 or 1.4% have died. There are 131 or 18.7% active cases currently under observation. Among the active cases, there is one moderately ill case and no critically ill case at this time. Oct 16, 2020 Jamaica has recorded four new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours while recoveries remain at 553 or 78.8%. More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Oct 15, 2020 You may be interested in… CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Oct 15, 2020 The new positives – which bring to 702 the total number of COVID-19 cases on the island – consist of 2 males and 2 females, who range in age from 25 to 43 years. All are imported cases, having arrived on flights from the United States. Testing numbers went up to 24,501 in the last day. In addition to the 702 positives, there are 23,741 negatives and 58 pending. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… At this time, there are 187 imported cases; 233 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked, 236 are related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and 7 are under investigation.
TDW Offshore Services (TDW) announced that it has signed a frame agreement with Centrica Storage Limited (CSL) to provide pipeline isolation services with its SmartPlug® tool.The tool makes it possible to safely isolate pressure in an active pipeline, and maintain production while necessary maintenance is carried out. By doing so, operators realize significant benefits in the form of reduced downtime and associated costs.“We are extremely pleased with this development,” said Larry Ryan, Director of SmartPlug® Operations for TDW Offshore Services. “The five-year agreement effectively extends the agreement between TDW and CSL, which the two companies entered into in 2010,” he added.During the past 10 years, TDW has performed several pipeline isolation operations for CSL on its Rough Gas Storage assets in the Southern North Sea using the SmartPlug isolation system. Recently, CSL isolated the main sea-line that connects the offshore 47/3B platform with its Easington Gas Terminal using a TDW SmartPlug system installed in the riser at the platform end.“This allowed change-out of the platform Emergency Shutdown Valve (ESDV) without the requirement to vent down the 30km long pipeline, thus minimizing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with natural gas venting,” said Paul Hardy, Integrity Engineer for CSL. “In addition, CSL prefer to keep the pipeline at pressure, thereby reducing the number of pressure cycles and minimizing fatigue life usage. Isolating the pipeline using the TDW SmartPlug achieves this objective,” he added.“An added advantage of using SmartPlug tools that incorporate a pressure test module is that the new or repaired valve can be service pressure-tested and seat leakage tested in-situ from both sides using nitrogen prior to releasing the isolation and admitting gas, thus ensuring integrity before hydrocarbons are present. This capability is something CSL intends to take advantage of in the future,” he added.[mappress]Press Release, September 04, 2013
Kieran Hegarty, president, said Terex MP had an excellent quarterTerex Materials Processing (MP) has reported net sales of US$365 million in its second quarter 2019 results.A 9% increase on the same period in 2018, Terex MP said the rise was driven by global demand for its services and products.An order backlog of US$364 million positions the segment well as it heads into the second half of 2019.John L Garrison, Terex Chairman and CEO, said: “Terex continued to grow in the second quarter. Global demand for our leading products and services remained generally stable at a healthy level, and we continued to meet the needs of our diverse customer base.”Terex Corporation reported an overall net sales figure of USS1.3 billion for the quarter, which equals a 4% increase on the same period last year, or 8% excluding the impact of foreign exchange rates.Kieran Hegarty, Terex MP president, said: “We had an excellent quarter, thanks to strong global sales and execution across our business. Our global team is committed to meeting the needs of our customers, and that manifests in our consistently strong operating results.” #*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#
High Logistics was also responsible for delivering the crane components to the Port of Klaipeda from Chicago when the decommissioning project began.The scope of High Logistics’ work included loading the equipment in containers and flatracks for shipment to Lithuania, Customs clearance at the Port of Klaipeda, delivery to the jobsite, packing and fumigation, and the return shipment to the USA.The company also handled the sorting and labelling of the cargo according to ATA Carnets and the closing of the five ATA Carnets, which it says was the biggest challenge of the project.High Logistics is a member of the XLProjects (XLP) network. www.hlogistics.ltwww.xlprojects.net
Argentina: Trenes de Buenos Aires was due to begin a station refurbishment programme on the Mitre commuter network at the start of April. This includes the installation of automatic fare collection equipment, after its introduction to TBA’s Sarmiento route in January.Ferrosur Roca and Ferrocarril del Pacífico of Chile have introduced a through container service, involving road transfer between Neuquén in Argentina and Victoria. FR plans a US$1m transfer facility at Zapala once traffic exceeds 300TEU a month.Australia: State Rail Authority of New South Wales has shortlisted Goninan and Clyde Engineering to supply 80 double-deck EMU cars for the Sydney suburban network. The successful bidder is expected to be nominated this month.Canada: Canadian Pacific has announced a $17·8m expansion programme for its Vaughan intermodal terminal in Toronto. Annual handling capacity will increase by 60% to 225000 containers and trailers when the project is finished later this year.Czech Republic: Czech Railways has agreed to lease the Tanvald – Harrachov, Liberec – Zelezny Brod and Smrzovka – Josefuv Dul routes totalling 63 km to the Jizera Railway consortium of local authorities (RG 2.98 p82), for KC3·3m a year exclusive of rolling stock. Zelezarny Veselí is to lease the Zajecí – Hodonín, Cejc – Zd
Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga denounces charges as “lies” Eric Emeraux, head of the Gendarmerie’s Central Office for Combating Crimes Against Humanity, Genocides and War Crimes (OCLCH), diplays documents with a wanted poster depicting a photograph of Felicien Kabuga during an interview with Reuters at his office, about the arrest of Rwandan genocide fugitive suspect Felicien Kabuga, in Paris, France, May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Outside view of La Sante prison, where Rwanda genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga is being held, according to a source close to the investigation, in Paris, France May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Clotaire AchiThe children of detained Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga accused French authorities of violating his “fundamental human rights” on Friday, saying he has severe senile dementia among other ailments and that imprisonment could kill him.The 87-year-old Kabuga has been indicted by U.N. prosecutors for genocide and incitement to commit genocide. He is accused of bankrolling and arming ethnic Hutu militias that killed 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus over around 100 days in 1994. He denied the charges this week.He has been in a Parisian prison since May 16 when police swooped on his hideout in the capital’s suburbs, ending a 26-year manhunt. A French court will decide whether to transfer him to a United Nations tribunal on June 3.“In recent years he has accumulated many pathologies: diabetes, hypertension and severe senile dementia,” a statement from his 11 children said.“He also had a colectomy last year. His state of health requires support and constant surveillance, like any weak and dependent elderly person,” the statement said, adding that he had lost weight and become more incoherent since his detention.A Paris court on May 27 denied a request by his lawyers for his release saying it could stir unrest in the Rwandan community and that there was no guarantee he would not flee, given the aid provided by his family to avoid capture in recent years.Kabuga was Rwanda’s most-wanted fugitive with a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head, until French, British and Belgian intelligence agents tracked him down to his son’s apartment in a northwestern Paris suburb.“Leaving our father in prison, in his state, amounts to denying his fundamental human rights. It is a cry for help that we are making today to challenge his imprisonment which could be fatal to our father,” the children said.Related Malawi police arrest Rwandan genocide suspect Prosecutor seeks transfer of Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga to UN custody
South Africa’s COVID-19 cases reach 2028 Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 787,000 FILE PHOTO: A health worker walks between beds at a temporary field hospital set up by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) during the COVID-19 outbreak in Khayelitsha township near Cape Town, South Africa, July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings -/File PhotoThe number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Africa stood at 1,237,070 on Sunday as countries on the continent continue to report declines in new infections.The latest figures from the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention show that the continent has also reported 29,430.South Africa remains the hardest-hit country on the continent, having reported 622,551 cases and 13,981 deaths.The numbers represent 50.3 percent of the continent’s caseload and 47.5 percent of its deaths.Egypt is the second-worst-hit country in Africa, having registered 98,497 infections and 5,376 deaths.Other than the top two most-affected countries, Morocco (60,056) and Nigeria (53,727) are the only other African countries that have recorded more than 50,000 COVID-19 infections.Further on, eight countries on the continent have reported more than 30,000 infections.The continent has however seen a recent decline in new cases, pointing towards progress in its fight against the virus.Related COVID-19 cases in Africa exceed 371,000
Melissa Francis’ son, Henry, would like some help getting his 13th birthday present back.Henry grins from ear to ear as he holds his remote controlled plane, a 13th birthday gift. (Contributed)The Horizon Hobby Mini Apprentice remote-controlled plane crashed somewhere in Heritage Park where Henry flew it for the first time. Melissa acknowledges taking it out in open right away may have been a bad idea.“We were near the splash pad, in the northernmost part of the park,” Melissa said. “The last time we saw (the plane), it was headed south and west. We saw it disappear near the amphitheater.”Here’s a close up look at the Horizon Hobby Mini Apprentice remote-controlled plane. (Contributed)The plane is blue and white, with a touch of gray. If you’ve seen it, call or text 248-346-1436.“We would love to get this back into his hands,” Melissa said. “I’m biased, but (Henry) is a very good boy. He’d be the first person you’d call to help you find your lost plane.” Joni Hubred Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Reported by
The Anaren IoT Group has announced that Intel will be using their Atmosphere 2.0, IoT platform for rapid prototyping and design for its Curie based devices. Intel’s Curie module is available as a design element within Atmosphere, both at the module level and within devices like the Arduino 101 development board and the element14 tinyTILE from Premier Farnell. The new engagement will represent a unique opportunity for Intel Curie™ users to benefit from Atmosphere’s simple drag and drop environment with fast prototyping and rapid web deployment capabilities.Premier Farnell is showcasing Intel’s use of Atmosphere by Anaren at Embedded World 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany. The newly augmented development environment and demos have been designed specifically to take advantage of Anaren Atmosphere’s new capabilities. Premier Farnell’s team will also be demonstrating a number of applications specially designed to highlight Intel Curie and its onboard sensors with real world applications, like solar panel control and management, as well as the newly released ActiviTie along with various other tinyTILE integrations.Premier Farnell’s tinyTILE is based on Intel’s Curie module, which enables the platform to be a part of the Anaren 2.0 development environment. This environment significantly improves ease-of-access and enablement for the embedded development community looking to use Intel Curie technology and tinyTILE as a platform for prototyping, innovation and applications such as wearables.
Wi-Fi solutions provider and the creator of Wi-Fi Motion technology, Cognitive Systems, has received an investment of $7.3 million from the Canadian government via the Strategic Innovation Fund. This fund is designed to support Canadian companies that are breaking new ground in various industries. With this funding, Cognitive Systems will further the implementation of its patented Wi-Fi Motion technology, particularly algorithm refinement, for further advancements in motion localization.Cognitive’s WiFi Motion is a disruptive technology at the forefront of the smart home market. When incorporated into routers and gateways, the technology monitors wireless signals within an existing WiFi environment to alert users of motion and apply predictive analytics and learning patterns over time for a fully automated and customized user experience.WiFi Motion’s algorithms use advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and localization capabilities to classify these signals and provide context around when and where motion has occurred. The technology accommodates the fact that there is no standard home, as every space experiences different signal interference, devices competing for bandwidth, expected motion and user preferences.With 37 patents granted to date and more than 140 pending, Cognitive Systems owns the largest and most relevant patent portfolio in the motion detection space. By using the WiFi technology that is found in nearly every home, and requiring no additional hardware, WiFi Motion is a highly affordable monitoring solution for end users.With this investment from the Canadian government, Cognitive Systems will advance WiFi Motion’s AI engines and drive additional benefits to users, including more advanced motion localization and wellness monitoring features. The company will also use Wi-Fi Motion to optimize energy management in the connected home. This will allow for automatic prediction and response to user behavior such as turning off and on energy-draining devices, like lights and heating systems, based on when people are detected in the home. Cognitive Systems will hire additional team members to continue expansion efforts in other markets.