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Civeo awarded accommodation contracts for Coastal GasLink pipeline constructionCiveo awarded accommodation contracts for Coastal GasLink pipeline construction

first_img“We are pleased to announce these contract awards, solidifying our position as the partner of choice for workforce accommodation solutions in Canada,” said Bradley J. Dodson, Civeo’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The strength of our First Nation relationships was critical to these awards, and we look forward to collaborating with our partners to provide best-in-class accommodations along the Coastal GasLink pipeline project. Along with our recent acquisition of Noralta Lodge, this contract is a testament to our continued growing presence across Canada.”Civeo said it expects to deploy approximately $10 million in capital across all four facilities, the locations of which haven’t been announced. HOUSTON, T.X. – Houston-based Civeo Corporation announced today that it has been awarded contracts to supply accommodations for four locations along the Coastal GasLink pipeline project.The project will see a roughly 670-kilometre pipeline built from the Dawson Creek area to the proposed LNG Canada facility near Kitimat. The contracts are subject to a positive final investment decision from the LNG Canada joint venture, which is expected later this year.Civeo said that the accommodation facilities are collectively expected to reach total peak room count of over 2,000, with revenue over the term of the contract expected to be approximately $100 million. The company says that it will partner with a First Nation for each facility.last_img read more

El Othmani Attempts to Rectify Tweet on Unnecessary Meeting with KosovoEl Othmani Attempts to Rectify Tweet on Unnecessary Meeting with Kosovo

Rabat – Morocco’s head of government has tweeted about an “informal” meeting he had with the Kosovar foreign minister at the UN headquarters.In New York for the 73rd UN General Assembly, Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani tweeted in Arabic about his meeting with a Kosovar official.“During a tea break in the lobby of the headquarters, and without a predetermined date, an official from Kosovo who participated in the work of the General Assembly joined me,” El Othmani wrote in Arabic on September 25. The General Assembly is meeting September 18 to October 5 at the UN headquarters in New York.Along with Kosovo, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Northern Cyprus, and Taiwan are not members of the UN. The five self-proclaimed countries are blocked from joining the UN because they are claimed by other countries.El Othmani, who did not mention the official’s name or position, tweeted one hour after the Kosovar foreign minister, Behgjet Pacolli, had shared a picture of them on Twitter.While El Othmani said he had not discussed bilateral relations with Pacolli, the latter said the opposite.“Fruitful discussion at UNGA with Morocco Prime Minister Saadeddine Othmani on Kosovo’s relations with Morocco and our willignes [sic] to establish diplomatic relations so that we can work on all spheres of common interest,” Pacolli tweeted.Samir Bennis, cofounder of Morocco World News and political analyst, questioned the rationale behind the tweet and the meeting itself.El Othmani “should have refrained from sharing his useless tweet,” Bennis wrote.In an apparent attempt to ward off any controversy following his meeting, the Moroccan head of government shared another tweet in English.“During a breake [sic] with my délégation [sic] a gentleman from Kosovo imposed his presence . We have not discussed bilateral relations neither establishing contacts .Morocco’s position is constant. Morocco does not recognize Kosovo and has no relation with it,” he tweeted.Pacolli posted a picture on his Twitter account showing him sitting along with El Othmani and two others.El Othmani said Pacolli “imposed his presence” to meet him. However, the picture shows El Othmani smiling and paying attention to Pacolli.“The publication of this information is likely to raise eyebrows in Serbia and Russia, especially as this meeting, though unexpected and informal, comes a short period of time after Moroccan officials met with their Serbian counterparts,” Bennis added.Morocco does not recognize Kosovo, a region that broke away from Serbia and declared independence in 2008, because Morocco opposes secessionism and defends the territorial integrity of states.Chinese news outlet Xinhua reported on September 12 that Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita said his country “did not and will not recognize the unilaterally-declared independence of Serbian southern province of Kosovo, as the country opposes any unilateral act, and ‘understands Serbia’s worries because its own territorial integrity is endangered.’”Bourita’s statement came when he visited Serbia, Romania, and Bulgaria to strengthen diplomatic ties and bilateral cooperation with Balkan countries.“Mr. Othmani represents a nation and an entire people and is considered the second man in the state after the King. Therefore, he must be careful about every word he chooses to publish,” Bennis wrote. read more

North Korea seeking food aid links sanctions to shortagesNorth Korea seeking food aid links sanctions to shortages

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — North Korean factories are filling city store shelves with ever better and fancier snack foods and sugary drinks, while government officials and international aid organizations warn the nation could be on the verge of a major food crisis.North Korea’s U.N. ambassador, Kim Song, issued an unusual appeal for “urgent” food assistance last month. He cited record-high temperatures, drought and flooding that cut the harvest this year by more than 10 per cent.The government says it’s stepping up imports and working to increase the output of early and basic crops such as wheat and barley.Hazel Smith, a North Korea expert at the University of London, says supplies from all sources might only stretch to feed about three-quarters of the population at the most basic survival level this year.The Associated Press read more

Proposal petition submitted to fight child abuse in Sri LankaProposal petition submitted to fight child abuse in Sri Lanka

While the event consisted of several important initiatives, its highlight was the effort taken by the organization to draw attention to the steps they had outlined for the authorities to follow to fight child abuse. The members of AYAVEChad carried out an island-wide door to door campaign prior to this event, raising awareness and amassing public support for the cause. The missive consisting of the 100,000 signatures and proposed measures to fight child abuse was officially presented to the public representatives for their necessary actions.The organization launched this campaign under the theme “Be humane towards children”, and requested the responsible adults of society to represent and emanate the values of humanity, and to rid ourselves of all inhumane qualities. The event which was held in Battaramulla was attended by many other dignitaries and also marked the inauguration of AYAVEC. A proposal and petition has been submitted to fight child abuse in Sri Lanka.AYAVEC, a collective of seven volunteer youth organizations, campaigning against child abuse and for the protection of children’s rights presented a petition consisting of 100,000 signatures to the Minister of Women and Child Affairs, Chandrani Bandara. The petition also consisted of a proposal to fight against child abuse in Sri Lanka. At a national level AYAVEC is backed by the ‘Abhimana’ organization and upheld by Child Fund Sri Lanka for technical and financial support.AYAVEC stated that their objective is to push forward with fresh purpose and drive to prevent all forms of abuse and injustice against children in the country following this inaugural initiative. (Colombo Gazette) read more

UN Human Rights Council to send highlevel mission to DarfurUN Human Rights Council to send highlevel mission to Darfur

Secretary-General Kofi Annan immediately welcomed the move, taken in Geneva on the second day of a special Council hearing devoted to Darfur, describing it as “robust action to address the grave human rights situation.” The Council decision was adopted by consensus.“The decision… sends a united message that the ongoing violence and killing in Darfur is unacceptable and must stop,” Mr. Annan said in a statement released by his spokesman.The five “highly qualified persons” on the mission to Darfur will be appointed by the Council President, Luis Alfonso de Alba of Mexico, after consultations with the 47-member Council and Sima Samar, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Sudan.The text agreed to by Council members asks the Secretary-General and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour to provide the mission with all the administrative, technical and logistical help needed to complete its work.It also welcomes the Sudanese Government’s cooperation with Ms. Samar and calls on Khartoum to continue and intensify its working relationship with the Human Rights Council and Ms. Arbour’s office.More than 200,000 people have been killed across Darfur since 2003 and at least 2 million others displaced from their homes because of fighting between Government forces, allied militias and rebel groups seeking greater autonomy.Some 4 million people now depend on the UN or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for humanitarian aid, and the security situation across the vast and impoverished region on Sudan’s western flank continues to deteriorate.The UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) today condemned the weekend hijacking in North Darfur of a vehicle belonging to the African Union (AU) peacekeeping force in Darfur (known as AMIS) and the kidnapping of two AMIS military personnel on board.In a news update from Khartoum, the Mission demanded the immediate, safe release of the two staff members, adding that AMIS’ presence in Darfur “is crucial to restoring order and stability.”The situation inside the North Darfur state capital of El Fasher remains tense, the mission said, while noting there have been skirmishes between Arab militia and armed Chadian opposition groups south of the town. A spate of armed hijackings of vehicles belonging to humanitarian NGOs has also taken place in West Darfur in recent days.The Tripartite Mechanism, which comprises representatives of UNMIS, the AU and the Sudanese Government, held its first meeting today in Khartoum. The body is discussing how to implement the $21 million UN support package to AMIS, the first part of a three-phase process that is expected to eventually culminate in a hybrid UN-AU peacekeeping force in Darfur.Under the “light support package,” agreed upon last month, UNMIS will provide 105 military advisers, 33 police officers and 48 civilian staff, as well as equipment. read more

Layoff announcements have Calgary workers bracing for pink slipsLayoff announcements have Calgary workers bracing for pink slips

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Layoff announcements have Calgary workers bracing for pink slips 660 News by Crystal Laderas Posted Sep 1, 2015 3:16 pm MDT Hundreds may be packing up their desks in Calgary’s downtown offices, with layoffs announced by two oil and gas companies. In downtown Calgary, some say more job cuts are inevitable. Nomaan Baig says contractors have already been laid off in his office, however his job is safe. But he’s watching as friends and former colleagues are struggling. “Definitely a rough time for them, they have mortgages to pay, rent to pay. Yeah, I’m not sure what they’re going to do. It’s going to be at least a year, two years turnaround before they get jobs again so they’re just trying to find part-time jobs at the moment,” says Baig. Stephen Ahloy says he’s preparing just in case his job is next. “Being very cautious about how you spend, and looking at the news, paying attention that people are saying, that’s the only thing I’ve definitely changed. But cautious, be cautious,” says Ahloy. Some are pointing fingers as to who is at fault. Colin believes it’s tied to politics, and Stephen Harper’s government is to blame for not creating more programs to foster a diversified economy. “There’s been no incentive from the government to even open the door to have opportunities other than oil and gas. I mean, I work in oil and gas too but it’s just a one-sided thing. You don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” said Colin. Most of the people that 660 NEWS spoke to believe Calgary will recover from the latest round of layoffs, but it might take a year or two. ConocoPhillips confirmed 500 layoffs this morning, while Penn West is cutting 400 jobs. read more

Brossard Que council votes in favour of singleuse plastic bag banBrossard Que council votes in favour of singleuse plastic bag ban

BROSSARD, Que. – Brossard, Que., passed a bylaw as expected on Tuesday to ban the use of single-use plastic shopping bags in the Montreal suburb as of Sept. 1.Other plastic bags, such as those containing dry cleaning, food sold in bulk, and flyers distributed door-to-door will still be allowed.The bylaw was adopted by the Brossard council despite a legal letter the community received on Feb. 11 from the Canadian Plastic Bag Association demanding it back down.The association called for consultations, suggesting the bylaw is “abusive and unreasonable,” is based on faulty information and doesn’t consider the negative impacts of a ban.Shopping-bag detractors, however, say they are a source of pollution, end up in landfills and take a long time to decompose.Brossard is one of at least five smaller Canadian municipalities that have instituted similar bans. by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 17, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Feb 17, 2016 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Brossard, Que., council votes in favour of single-use plastic bag ban read more

UN agency starts food aid to 65 million people affected by severeUN agency starts food aid to 65 million people affected by severe

“I’ve talked with women in rural areas who told me they have enough food for just a few more weeks, after which they will have nothing,” said Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), who today concluded a three-day visit to the country.In a telephone briefing yesterday with reporters, Ms. Cousin said severe flooding and prolonged dry spells last year have devastated this year’s harvest. “We have an opportunity to prevent this drought becoming a severe crisis if we get out ahead of it and provide the food that is required,” she said. Ms. Cousin reiterated the message today, saying that the international community must urgently assist the people of Malawi and six other countries affected by El Niño – Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe – “before food insecurity spirals into hunger and starvation.” Across southern Africa, as many as 18 million people will require emergency assistance due to El Niño between now and March of next year, according to WFP. The UN agency is planning to reach nearly 12 million people with food aid. In Malawi, about 80 per cent of the affected people are smallholder farmers who rely on what they grow to eat. Given that the estimated number of people currently in need is two and a half times higher than last year, the WFP official reiterated the need for $217 million to bridge a funding gap to produce, transport and pre-position food stocks in the country. The situation is particularly dire given the already existing high level of stunting, a medical condition that results in low growth for age and is caused primarily due to malnutrition, among children. The country also suffers high rates of HIV/AIDS infections and related deaths that have left many orphans and child-headed households, and for whom food access is already challenging. read more

Address shared challenges by supporting collective efforts and reform Albanias President saysAddress shared challenges by supporting collective efforts and reform Albanias President says

“We strongly believe that (Agenda 2030) is universal,” he said, referring to the sustainable development framework adopted by UN Member States in 2015, adding that “it is relevant to and applicable in all countries of the world. We have taken a clear stance through a unanimous resolution adopted by the Albanian Parliament expressing our firm commitment to implementing and achieving these (related) goals (SDGs).”Acknowledging his country’s accession negations with the European Union and their status as a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the President stressed how important, in conjunction with the UN, these world organizations are to “in implementing sustainable development policies and contributing to the universal respect of the human rights.”“Albania fully supports a more effective UN agenda through a more integrated peace and security architecture, with peacekeeping operations being vital instruments and a flagship activity of the United Nations. We support the recent initiative of the Secretary General – Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) – and we have endorsed the Declaration on this initiative.”He further goes on to reaffirm support for UN Security Council resolution 2242 as “Albania believes that the protection of civilians, women and children are of a crucial importance in peacekeeping operations, because the life of every person is precious.”Highlighting Albania’s engagement on the issues of drugs and climate change, Mr. Meta asserted that his country supports, respectively, the recent Declaration on Global Call for Drug Problem in the World and the Paris Agreement on climate change.Full statement available here. read more

GCCI announces newlyelected Exec Management Committee for 20172018GCCI announces newlyelected Exec Management Committee for 20172018

13Eon GrantRepublic Bank (Guyana) Limited 19Sean RamrattanRRT Enterprise 16Navin PrashadM.P. Insurance Brokers & Consultants Ltd. 2Senior Vice-PresidentNicholas BoyerNational Hardware (Guyana) Limited 20Kaleshwar PuranPuran Brothers Disposal Inc. 4SecretaryKester HutsonDapper Technology The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry has announced the composition of its newly elected Executive Management Committee for 2017-2018.  According to a release from the GCCI, following the election of a new Council for the year 2017/2018 on Thursday, March 16, 2017; the Council, which consists of twenty one (21) members, held its first Statutory Meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2017 to elect from its body a new Executive Management Committee (EMC).The new EMC is comprised of a President, Senior Vice-President, Junior Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Immediate Past President.The following persons have been elected to serve for 2017-2018:  10Christopher Ram Jr.Ram & McRae No.NameOrganisation 15Kester HutsonDapper Technology 5TreasurerRobin MuneshwerMuneshwers Limited 2Jennifer CiprianiBank of Nova Scotia 3Nicholas BoyerNational Hardware (Guyana) Limited 6Doris LewisThe Gift Centre 5Timothy TuckerRid-O-Pes 18Vishnu DoergaDoerga Business Enterprise In addition, the following members were elected on Thursday, March 16, 2017 as the new Council of the Chamber for the year 2017/2018. 8Lance HindsThe BrainStreet Group 9Anije LambertProject Development Consultancy 14Gerry Gouveia Jr.Roraima Airways Limited 11Deslyn GriffithExtravagant Celebrations 1Shanti PersaudSilvie’s General Store 4Komal RamnauthKojac Marketing Agency 6Immediate Past PresidentVishnu DoergaDoerga Business Enterprises 3Junior Vice-PresidentTimothy TuckerRid-O-Pes No.PositionNameOrganisation 12Jean-Francois GerinAmazon Caribbean Guyana Limited 1PresidentDeodat IndarSterling Products Limited 21Robin MuneshwerMuneshwers Limited 17Christine Bennett-BlairCamex Restaurants Inc. 7Deodat IndarSterling Products Limited Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related read more

Geek Deals DRMFree STEM Books Starting at 1Geek Deals DRMFree STEM Books Starting at 1

first_imgIf you’re ready to start the new year out on the right foot, this Humble Book Bundle is a fantastic way to learn. Jump in for as little as a buck, and your 2019 can be filled with new skills. • Humble Book Bundle: STEM by Mercury LearningA minimum of a solitary dollar will net you nine multi-format ebooks that cover a wide variety of STEM areas. This is an affordable opportunity to learn more about physics, electrical engineering, and modeling with AutoCAD.Spend at least $1AutoCAD 2019 3D ModellingAlzheimer’s DiseaseElectrical Engineering ExperimentsFoundations of Mathematics: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, CalculusIndustrial Engineering FoundationsMathematical PhysicsOperating SystemsPhysics Lab ExperimentsSoftware Testing Principles and PracticesOpt for the middle tier, and you’ll also receive 10 DRM-free books on topics like automation, AI, and wireless sensor networks. Spend at least $8Artificial Intelligence and Problem SolvingBasic Electromagnetic TheoryCloud Computing Basics: A Self-Teaching IntroductionFinite Element Analysis: A PrimerRadar Systems and Radio Aids to NavigationHazardous Waste ManagementIndustrial Automation & RoboticsMultivariable and Vector CalculusSolid State PhysicsWireless Sensor NetworksThe third and final tier requires just a $15 investment, and it’ll grant you access to 13 more ebooks. Learn about Python, network security, MATLAB, and more.Spend at least $15Applied Linear Algebra and Optimization Using MATLABAutoCAD 2019 Beginning & IntermediateBasic ElectronicsHDL with Digital DesignHeart Disease and HealthMachine MethodsNetwork Security and CryptographyNumerical Methods in Engineering and Science ( C, C++, MATLAB)Ocean Instrumentation, Electronics, and EnergyPython Basics: A Self-Teaching IntroductionQuantum MechanicsComputer Graphics Programming in OpenGL With JAVAReal-Time Embedded Components and Systems With Linux and RTOSAnd since some of your purchase will benefit the WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, you’ll be able to do good while learning. This non-profit is working tirelessly to protect vulnerable sea mammals, and any amount will be helpful.Sale Ends: January 7th, 2018 at 11:00AM PTNote: Terms and conditions apply. See the Humble site for more information.For more great Humble deals, go to TechBargains.last_img read more

Public unions say recent ruling violates 1st Amendment rightsPublic unions say recent ruling violates 1st Amendment rights

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter October 24, 2018 Steve Bosh Public unions say recent ruling violates 1st Amendment rights 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — In the next few weeks, a lawsuit will be filed in California to force the state’s public sector unions to comply with a recent supreme court ruling that says union dues and fees are a violation of worker’s First Amendment rights, because a majority of the funds collected go to political activities.According to Mark Janis, who filed the suit, the ruling means everybody is now out of the public sector unions.This is a blow to California where the unions collect $900 million in dues and fees.It could decimate their ranks and their income. But the unions are resisting the ruling, and will use state labor laws and contracts to delay it’s implementation.Despite the court’s ruling, this is a huge fight, and it will not be settled anytime soon. Posted: October 24, 2018 Steve Bosh, last_img read more

Vancouver man involved in collision cited for allegedly textingVancouver man involved in collision cited for allegedly texting

first_imgA 44-year-old Vancouver man was cited for driving while texting after he was involved in a Sunday afternoon accident.The Washington State Patrol said Paul B. Carr was westbound about 12:53 p.m. on state Highway 500 in a 1994 Nissan Sentra when his car collided with the back of a 2014 Chevrolet Spark driven by Rebecca M. Boshears, 24, of Lake Oswego, Ore. The collision at Stapleton Road pushed the Spark into a jersey barrier, the patrol said.Carr and Boshears were treated at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and then released. Two of Boshears’ passengers also were taken to hospitals.The patrol said Jaimie J. Johnson, 33, of Yacolt was taken to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. She was not listed as a patient there Sunday night. Passenger Keren M. Gundersen, 55, of Kapaa, Hawaii, was treated and released from PeaceHealth.In addition to the texting citation, Carr was cited for negligent driving and for having no insurance.last_img read more

Surveillance video shows man breaking into car in Little HavanaSurveillance video shows man breaking into car in Little Havana

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police have released surveillance video of a burglar who broke into a car in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood.The car was broken into back in January, and surveillance video shows the subject near the car. The victim told police he returned to his car later in the day and found it ransacked.This happened near Southwest First Street and 12th Avenue.The burglar is still on the run.If you have any information on this car burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

State Outlines Plan to Provide Alternate Water Source for Mountain Home AFBState Outlines Plan to Provide Alternate Water Source for Mountain Home AFB

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR A state plan to deliver water from the Snake River to Mountain Home Air Force Base would ensure the installation in southwestern Idaho has a sustainable water supply in the event the aquifer it currently relies on dries up.Groundwater supplies in the Mountain Home area already are running low.“The risk that we face is that if the base doesn’t have a reliable water supply into the future, then it may risk the viability of retaining the base in the state of Idaho,” said Cynthia Bridge Clark, a water manager with the Idaho Department of Water Resources.Officials from the Idaho Department of Water Resources this week described the pipeline project, which is estimated to cost between $20 million and $30 million and could be in place in 2021, reported KBOI.In addition to the pipeline, which would range from 10 to 15 miles, the state would build a pump station and a water treatment facility to provide water for domestic, municipal, commercial and industrial uses. The state previously acquired the water rights to the surface water in CJ Strike Reservoir, which is located on the Snake River.The Air Force would pay the state back through a water purchase agreement, according to the story. State water managers next will begin the project’s design stage, which will take several years.last_img read more

Political situation to change soon MoududPolitical situation to change soon Moudud

first_imgBNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed. Prothom Alo File PhotoClaiming there is no ‘existence’ of any government in the country, BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday hoped that the political situation will be changed very soon.”No one is arrested for attacking the US ambassador though we all know who carried out it. Around Tk 800 crore was plundered from the Bangladesh Bank, its gold has turned silver and bronze and over 100,000 tonnes of coal have got disappeared, but no one is arrested,” he said.Speaking at a discussion, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader further said, “Observing the overall situation, it seems that there’s no government in the country…I would like to say the country’s political situation will be changed very soon. Now, it’s the last time for a change.”Nagorik Odhikar Andolon Forum, a pro-BNP platform, arranged the programme at the National Press Club.Moudud, a BNP standing committee member, criticised chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda for what he said playing a subservient role. “Out of freak of conscience, he (CEC) made a true remark that it is not possible to give assurance that there’ll be no anomaly in the next general election. I’ve seen in newspaper that four other commissioners disagreed with him. So, he has now no right to stay in his post,” the BNP leader said.He demanded that the CEC step down immediately.Moudud alleged that the government has deceived the students through the Road Transport Bill approved in the cabinet. “The bill approved in the cabinet is totally a political bluff. The government has politically deceived the students,” he observed.He said the students sought a provision of capital punishment for killing in road accidents, but their demand was not met.The BNP leader said only the punishment is increased to five years from three years. “The death sentence will be given if the intentional killing is proved. However, it’s not possible to prove it.”last_img read more

Houstons International Short Film Festival KicksOff 5th Edition With Texas Mexico WorldHoustons International Short Film Festival KicksOff 5th Edition With Texas Mexico World

first_imgThe biggest annual international short film festival in Houston,  Literally Short Film Festival , kicks-off its 5th edition on Wednesday with film programs including animated, documentary, Texas , and  Mexico shorts, in addition to a special category: The  “Literally Israeli” shorts, in association with the General Consulate of Israel. “Literally Short has evolved significantly in the last 5 years. We started screening only 3 short films on one night, now we are proudly presenting close to 40 films during a 5-day event,” says one of the festival organizers, Lorís Simón, a filmmaker and book author herself.  “In addition to the films we’ve grown to also offer workshops, art and parties.”According to Simón, “the festival’s mission is to promote innovative approaches to social change through the arts and cultural influences, ” and the purpose is ” to dissolve all geographical boundaries into one platform that equally voices all cultures,” as it mirrors Houston’s own diversity.Literally Short’s  parent company is  Literal Magazine, a Houston-based bilingual digital publication on culture and politics, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. WHEN AND WHERE:Literally ShortJune 6-105425 Renwick Dr., Houston, TX 77081. Sharecenter_img <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

Can This 24YearOlds Startup Prevent 86 Percent of Traffic AccidentsCan This 24YearOlds Startup Prevent 86 Percent of Traffic Accidents

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read March 15, 2017 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Though convenient, automotive transportation can be deadly. Over 35,000 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2015 (the last full year available), and more than 30,000 fatalities occur annually.Related: Is America Too ‘Safe’ for Innovation? Or Will Driverless Cars Ever Have Their Day? Prevention is is an area where businesses are active — with some working to create autonomous vehicles that eliminate human error altogether, and other, perhaps more practical, startups, striving to assist business owners, teens and other drivers to curb their driving mistakes, some of them fatal.Certainly, autonomous cars are nice, in theory, but a number of logistical and legal hurdles are preventing them from becoming a practical reality. Nor is their widespread adoption likely any time soon.But, what if a new app and technology could prevent up to 86 percent of traffic accidents altogether?Enter ITFT Innovative Technology for Transportation (ITFT) is a North Carolina-based company, currently in its crowdfunding stage, which has designed a Safe Driving System, (SDS) whose up-and-coming app and technology is designed to prevent speeding and reckless driving.The U.S. Department of Transportation has calculated that 94 percent of all traffic accidents are attributable to human error, so the Safe Driving System is designed to reduce those errors through controls and notifications that limit driver behavior.Compatible with any car manufactured since 1996, the Safe Driving System will be targeted primarily toward teenagers (and their reasonably worried parents). When the SDS is installed, parents will receive alerts whenever their teens drive over a designated speed threshold and when they make it to their destinations safely (or, less happily, when an accident has occurred).Related: Driverless Cars Won’t Make Roadways Perfectly SafeThe technology, however, also applies to businesses: It will be available to employers to keep track of their company vehicles and employee-drivers.Plus, individuals can use the SDS to gain a better awareness of their personal driving habits and to block distracting apps on their mobile devices (while they retain access to necessary phone and navigation functions).ITFT is further working on a “panic button,” designed for integration with ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. If pressed, the panic button will simultaneously alert local authorities and force the vehicle to come to a stop, while recording video and audio of the scene. Then, the door will automatically unlock, allowing the passenger to exit safely. The button will be available for both drivers and passengers.The competitionITFT isn’t the first company developing technology designed to help drivers and prevent traffic accidents, but it is one of the only solutions capable of issuing both speed and reckless driving alerts. Zubie, for example, was designed as a GPS tracker for teenage drivers, but can’t alert parents when their teenagers are going over the speed limit.Instead, its technology is designed to send alerts when the car goes over a manually set speed. Hum, by Verizon, works similarly.Almost every solution now on the market will come with a monthly or yearly fee, usually in the neighborhood of $10 per month. The founderThe founder of ITFT, Matthew Godley, has said he was inspired to create the system after experiencing the deaths of community members in traffic accidents. Still relatively young, Godley, now 24, has assembled a team of engineers, innovators and advisors to help make his vision a reality.Start EngineCurrently, ITFT is listed on Start Engine, a crowdfunding website designed to help entrepreneurs meet their fundraising goals with the help of the general public. Until the offering deadline of April 2, 2017, investors can purchase up to 100,000 series B non-voting common shares of the company at a price of $10 per share. The future of accident prevention Chances are, the SDS is just the beginning of a new wave of technology aimed to help control traffic accidents in this country. Some companies are targeting the improvement of vehicles, with higher safety standards, automated elements, and in some cases, full autonomy. However, the other side of the equation is the driver: Until autonomous cars become reality, controlling driver behavior is the best tool available for limiting traffic accidents.Related: This Startup Aims to Make Sure Driverless Cars Don’t Run You OverThe more we learn about our own driving habits and the driving habits of our loved ones, the fewer risks we’ll face in our daily commutes and adventures. And while our dashboards currently provide us with baseline information to guide our operations, new technology like the SDS will help us alter our behaviors and motivate us to drive more responsibly. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

Police seize drugs guns in Isla Mujeres home after shootingPolice seize drugs guns in Isla Mujeres home after shooting

first_imgThey report that the search was carried out by means of judicial instruction derived from the events that occurred two days before, that left one dead and one injured. The investigation by the State Attorney General’s Office came after the murder of one person and injury of another by gunfire on the afternoon of December 31. Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — An investigation by the state has led to an Isla Mujeres home where, after a search, police found drugs and weapons. A search warrant was obtained for an address in Colonia Centro where police seized drugs, weapons and cartridges. Inside the home, which was located on Miguel Hidalgo Avenue, investigators seized a shotgun along with several handguns, 39 bags of marijuana and two bags of cocaine. The Public Ministry ordered the insurance of the property and will initiate the appropriate procedures.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guns found in car after driver stopped for talking on cellGuns found in car after driver stopped for talking on cell

first_imgOnce stopped, police noted the men acting nervous. They were unable to provide the vehicle’s legal documents and were asked to step out of the vehicle, which is when police inspected the car and found two guns and ammunition. They have since been processed for presentation to the State Attorney General for their violations.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — Municipal Police of Solidaridad have arrested four youth after they were found carrying weapons. center_img The four were taken into custody after the vehicle in which they were traveling was stopped by police for a traffic violation. It was around 3:00 p.m. when the driver was seen by police talking on a cell phone while driving. last_img read more