Remembrance Hon. Roger Harold Clifford Clarke, CD, MP

first_imgRemembrance Hon. Roger Harold Clifford Clarke, CD, MP Office of the Prime MinisterSeptember 13, 2014Written by: The Most Hon. P. J. Patterson, ON, OCC, PC, QC Former Prime Minister of Jamaica Photo: JIS PhotographerFormer Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Roger Clarke. (FILE) RelatedRoger Clarke’s Body Arrives Home Advertisements RelatedPublic Viewing of Hon. Roger Clarke September 11 and 12 RelatedJamaica Pays Respect to Former Minister of Agriculturecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsRoger Harold Clifford Clarke proved at his death to have been even larger than in life.The strong of irreparable loss to Jamaica and massive outpouring of genuine admiration reflect a crossing of the divide of politics, of social class, of colour and creed.Roger Clarke was not a son of the gentry. Roger Harold Clifford Clarke proved at his death to have been even larger than in life.The  strong of irreparable loss to Jamaica and massive outpouring of genuine admiration reflect a crossing of the divide of politics, of social class, of colour and creed.The widespread recognition and admiration of the worth and work of this gentle giant springs from a narrative which spans the bridges of a humble beginning; the steadfast pursuit of acquiring knowledge in his early passage from boyhood rule; an industrious and diligent application in the theatre of work engagements;  to the arena of public service for the building of the nation and the betterment of its people.Roger Clarke was not a son of the gentry.   His first childhood steps were not far from here, where two years before, the eruption of workers at Frome and the persistent conflicts between the Barons of the estate and those who laboured in the cane fields fashioned the social environment in which he grew…READ MORE Remembrance Hon. Roger Harold Clifford Clarke, CD, MPJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaylast_img read more

Vodafone readies Ireland open RAN launch

first_imgHome Vodafone readies Ireland open RAN launch Previous ArticleApple cuts App Store feesNext ArticleKorea operators push for lower spectrum price Vodafone Ireland and Furious Tribe partner for enterprise apps Vodafone Ireland Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore7 19 NOV 2020 Vodafone Group strengthened its open RAN efforts with plans to deliver the first commercial network in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) based on the technology.Following a recent trial in North Kildare with vendor Parallel Wireless, the operator said open RAN kit will be “rolled out across the North West region”, delivering “new 4G service coverage to 30 locations in a faster and more cost efficient way”.The network aims to serve remote areas in Ireland and follows a Vodafone commitment to use emerging open RAN technology for at least 2,600 sites in the UK.In a statement, Vodafone claimed it is “the largest confirmed promise made by a European carrier to embrace technology companies from outside the established supply chain”.Industry gossip suggests Ericsson kit could be replaced in the Irish deployment: Huawei is likely to be the victim in Vodafone’s wider UK open RAN deployment.Vodafone Ireland CTO Didier Clavero said the move to open RAN “is a pivotal moment in the provision of mobile coverage to rural communities in Ireland, as this pioneering new approach reduces cost, increases flexibility and enables new suppliers to support the expansion of Vodafone’s mobile network in hard to reach areas”.“Focusing on the North West region to begin with, we will continue to identify communities across Ireland where we can more economically introduce access to voice and high-speed data using the new technology.”A Parallel Wireless representative told Mobile World Live urban areas will be served by the network in time.Broader pushIn August Vodafone lit its first 4G open RAN site in the UK, at the Royal Welsh Showground events venue, using equipment from vendor Mavenir. Vodafone has also trialled open RAN networks in Turkey, Mozambique and Democratic Republic of the Congo.The approach is touted as a way for operators to unlock the door to more suppliers of network technology, instead of being reliant on heavily customised hardware available from only a few vendors. Proponents of open RAN argue it allows one supplier’s software to be integrated within another’s radio and server hardware, which was not previously possible.“By shifting networks to virtualised open RAN, quality coverage can be delivered to many new subscribers at much lower cost with faster time-to-market,” Parallel Wireless’ COO Keith Johnson argued in the statement. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Report: Vodafone and Hutchison set for Irish infrastructure alliancecenter_img Justin manages the editorial content for the Mobile World Live portal and award-winning Mobile World Live TV service. In the last few years Justin has launched and grown a portfolio of premier media products, which include the Mobile World Congress… Read more Author Justin Springham Apps Telefonica mulling O2 Ireland sale Relatedlast_img read more

Full Time Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics

first_imgQualificationsQualified applicants must have an MD (or foreign equivalent) andbe board certified or board eligible in General Pediatrics.In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1Bvisa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must showsuccessful completion of all three steps of the U.S. MedicalLicensing Exam (USMLE), or foreign equivalent as determined by theSecretary of Health and Human Services. Position DescriptionThe University of Washington Department of Pediatrics, Divisionof General Pediatrics, and Seattle Children’s Hospital, areaccepting applications for a full-time faculty position at theClinical-Assistant Professor rank on the Full Time Clinical Facultytrack. This is a 12-month service period (July 1 – June 30).Anticipated start date is Summer 2021.This position will provide clinical service and consultation atthe Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, as well assupervision and didactic education of trainees. The successfulcandidate will be expected to develop and maintain a primary carepediatric practice drawn from a population of primarily low-income,socially complex and often non-English speaking children. Asubstantial proportion of this population is also medically complexand will need care coordination in a mature medical homeenvironment.The candidate will also provide medical services to childrenreferred for treatment of obesity. This service is amultidisciplinary effort (including nutrition, physical therapy,social work) and aims to apply evidence-based treatment strategiesto assist in weight loss and reduction of comorbidities. Animportant component of the position will involve developing atelehealth based follow-up and treatment arm of the obesityprogram. Application InstructionsApplicants must submit a current curriculum vitae, cover letterand a diversity statement.last_img read more

TDW, Centrica Sign Pipeline Isolation Services Contract

first_imgTDW 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, 2013last_img read more

Africa eyes $100 billion bilateral trade with India

first_img“Now we expect the bilateral trade to exceed $100 billion in the next two years, helped by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push for India-Africa partnership.” Image courtesy: YouTube “Now we expect the bilateral trade to exceed $100 billion in the next two years, helped by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push for India-Africa partnership.” Image courtesy: YouTubeThe bilateral trade between India and Africa is expected to touch $100 billion in the next two years, as the continent advances towards industrialisation – according to a top official of the African Development Bank (AfDB).“In 2005-06 the total bilateral trade between India and Africa stood at $11.7 billion, which has reached to $56.9 billion by 2015-16,” Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, told local media.“Now we expect the bilateral trade to exceed $100 billion in the next two years, helped by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push for India-Africa partnership.”Adesina went on to mention that sectors such as power, pharma, information-communication technology and the services sector will contribute to the doubling of bilateral trade with India.“AfDB is heavily investing in building infrastructure in Africa to build connectivity between the coastal countries and land-locked countries. We are investing in ports and rails. India has an expertise in this infrastructure.”Adesina also added that the AfDC would also encourage the investment in the solar sector – through its Energy Inclusion Fund of $500 million to provide finance to the small and medium enterprises in the off-grid power renewable energy sector.“That fund [Energy Inclusion Fund] will invest anything between $3-30 million dollars in companies that are doing renewable energy generation anything below 30 megawatt. Africa has the potential to generate 11 terawatt of solar power.”Set against the current global energy consumption rate of 15 terawatt, the potential of Africa’s solar power industry could be largely beneficial for sustainably dealing with the world’s excessive power use.The African region alone has set its focus on electrification, with an ambitious target to connect around 130 million people to the power grid.“Africa can’t develop in the dark. Africa is absolutely tired of being in dark. So that’s why AfDB is investing $12 billion in the electricity sector in next five years and by 2025, we will have invested $34 billion of our money in the power and energy sector,” said Adesina.During the five-day annual meeting, the bankers of the African nations will have discussions on the development agenda and increasing engagement with India on various economic and financial fronts.“We want to work with India on the areas of processing and value addition so that Africa doesn’t only remain a raw material exporter, but also add value to the products that it produces like petroleum, precious stones and agricultural produces,” added Adesina.Adesina further mentioned that AfDB will also explore a possibility to engage with Indian companies and cultivators to utilise the uncultivated land in Africa, which has nearly 65% of the uncultivated arable land in the world. For the purpose, Africa will look for association for farm technology such as drip irrigation, mechanisation besides processing.last_img read more

New hunting and fishing opportunities across 2.3 million acres

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. (WLAF) – Continuing the Trump Administration’s significant efforts to increase recreational access on public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced today a historic proposal for new and expanded hunting and fishing opportunities across more than 2.3 million acres at 97 national wildlife refuges and 9 national fish hatcheries. This proposed rule is the single largest expansion of hunting and fishing opportunities by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) in history.“America’s hunters and anglers now have something significant to look forward to in the fall as we plan to open and expand hunting and fishing opportunities across more acreage nationwide than the entire state of Delaware,” said Secretary Bernhardt. “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Hunt Fish Chiefs have been instrumental in our effort over the past two years to streamline our regulations and identify new opportunities for sportsmen and women like no other previous administration.”This proposed rule would create nearly 900 distinct new hunting and fishing opportunities (an opportunity is defined as one species on one field station in one state). On top of last year’s expansion of 1.4 million acres for new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities, this proposal would bring the Trump Administration’s total expansion to 4 million acres nationwide.“Once the Trump Administration’s effort to eliminate the threat of COVID-19 has been successful, there will be no better way to celebrate than to get out and enjoy increased access for hunting and fishing on our public lands,” said Service Director Aurelia Skipwith. “I deeply appreciate everything sportswomen and men do for conservation and our economy, so I am delighted when we can do something to expand opportunities for them. I hope it will help encourage the next generation of hunters and anglers to continue on this rich American tradition.”This proposal would bring the number of units in the Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System where the public may hunt to 399 and the number where fishing is permitted to 331. In addition, this rule proposes to formally open lands on nine units of the National Fish Hatchery System to hunting or sport fishing.“The National Wild Turkey Federation is pleased that the Department of Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service remain committed to removing barriers for hunting and fishing by increasing access and opportunities,” said CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation Becky Humphries. “Reducing barriers to hunting has been a key aspect of the NWTF’s hunter recruitment and retention efforts. The Service’s proposal to open 2.3 million acres ties directly to those efforts.”“Today’s announcement by Secretary Bernhardt is welcome news for sportsmen and conservationists across the country. Expanded hunting and fishing access creates enhanced opportunities to better conserve and protect the environments we serve,” said Coastal Conservation Association Florida Chairman J.D. Dickenson. “Opening more than 2 million acres of federal lands for public access not only boosts our economy but provides a gateway to transformative outdoor exploration and conservation opportunities for today’s sportsmen and for generations to come.”“On behalf of Safari Club International and our members, thank you President Donald Trump and Secretary David Bernhardt for continuing to prioritize American sportsmen by opening up and expanding opportunities across 2.3 million acres of public lands,” said Safari Club International (SCI) CEO W. Laird Hamberlin. “Hunting and fishing are an integral part of our nation’s culture, economy and care for the land. Increasing access and opportunities for people to take part in our sporting heritage strengthens broader conservation efforts. By delivering on their promise to improve and increase hunting and fishing access, this Administration continues to be a champion for America’s sportsmen, wildlife and wild places.”“RMEF applauds Secretary Bernhardt for proposing to expand public hunting and fishing access at the nation’s wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries,” said President & CEO of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation R. Kyle Weaver. “The 2020-2021 station-specific proposed rule for these facilities gives hunters and anglers new opportunities and access to 2.3 million acres of public lands and waters, building on the 1.4 million acres the Secretary opened and expanded access to last year. Opening and securing quality public access for hunters, hikers, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy lies at the heart of the RMEF mission to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. Expanded access at refuges and hatcheries gives recreationists immediate opportunities to practice safe, social distancing while enjoying the outdoors and long-term benefits to wildlife management.”“The initiatives by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt in 2019 to increase hunting and fishing opportunities on more than 1.4 million acres nationwide, are unprecedented,” said Executive Director of the Houston Safari Club Foundation/Houston Safari Club Joe Betar. “We look forward to the Department of the Interior’s continued expansion of public land access for recreation in 2020.”New proposed refuge opportunities include the opening of migratory bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting, and sport fishing at Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge in Florida for the first time; the opening of Bamforth National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming to upland game and big game hunting for the first time; and the opening of sport fishing for the first time and the expanding of existing migratory bird, upland game and big game hunting to new acres at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in West Virginia.Proposed expansions of refuge opportunities include the expansion of existing big game hunting to new acres at Willapa National Wildlife Refuge in Washington state and Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge in Texas; the expansion of season dates for existing pheasant hunting at San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in California; and the expansion of existing migratory bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting and sport fishing to new acres at Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.Proposed changes at hatcheries include the formal opening of lands on Jordan River National Fish Hatchery in Michigan to migratory bird, upland game and big game hunting; the formal opening of lands on Berkshire National Fish Hatchery in Massachusetts to sport fishing; and the formal opening of lands at Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery in Washington State to migratory bird, upland game and big game hunting.The proposed rule also continues the effort from last year’s rule toward revising refuge hunting and fishing regulations, so they more closely match state regulations where the refuge is located. This year’s rule also takes a further step in proposing revisions that ensure whenever refuge regulations depart from state regulations, for safety or conservation compatibility reasons, these extra regulations are consistent across all refuges in a given state. The Department worked closely with the states in preparing the proposed ruleThe Service will seek comments from the public on the proposed rule for 60 days, beginning with publication in the Federal Register on April 9, 2020. The notice will be available at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket Number: FWS-HQ-NWRS-2020-0013, and will include details on how to submit your comments.The Department intends to finalize the proposed changes in time for the upcoming 2020-2021 hunting seasons. A complete list of all refuges and hatcheries in the proposal is available in the proposed rule. View an online list and map.Background:America’s sportsmen and women generated nearly $1 billion in excise taxes last year, supporting critical state conservation programs. These funds are generated by excise tax collections on hunting, shooting and fishing equipment and boat fuel that is distributed to all 50 states and U.S. territories by the Service.To date, the Service has distributed more than $22.9 billion in apportionments for state conservation and recreation projects. The recipient state wildlife agencies have matched these funds with approximately $7.6 billion throughout the years, primarily through hunting and fishing license revenues.In addition to excise taxes collected from these activities, hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities contributed more than $156 billion in economic activity in communities across the United States in 2016, according to the Service’s National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, published every five years. More than 101 million Americans — 40 percent of the U.S. population age 16 and older — pursue wildlife-related recreation, including hunting and fishing.There are 70 national fish hatcheries visited by more than one million people each year. Hatcheries offer opportunities for viewing the operations and learning about fish, as well as activities such as fishing, hunting, hiking, sightseeing, nature study, birdwatching and photography.The National Wildlife Refuge System is an unparalleled network of 568 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts. There is a national wildlife refuge within an hour’s drive of most major metropolitan areas. The Refuge System receives more than 59 million annual visits. National wildlife refuges provide vital habitat for thousands of species and access to world-class recreation, from fishing, hunting and paddling to nature watching, photography and environmental education. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/13/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more