From Creases to leases

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Dominican chosen as Caribbean Tourism Young Leader

first_img(Dominica News Online) A daughter of the soil has been selected as a Caribbean Tourism Young Leader. Her name is Namene James Rodgers and she is from Marigot but resides in Antigua and Barbuda. She was selected by the Caribbean Hotels and Tourism Association recently when they launched the inaugural programme named Young Leaders Forum. It’s basically a program designed to engage with up and coming hospitality professionals in a series of discussions, learning opportunities and engagement with industry leaders. Namene is employed at the Cocos Hotel and she applied and was accepted to represent the twin-island state at the official launch of the programme in Miami this month. Her journey in the tourism industry started around eight years ago while she was a university graduate. Read more at: Dominica News Online Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Caribbean tourism officials to focus on business, service excellence(St. John’s, Antigua) – As Caribbean tourism rebounds, tourism practitioners within the region are making their next strategic move by focusing on enhancing the quality of their product, and developing a strong culture of service excellence.  The Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, Hugh Riley and other well-known Caribbean tourism…March 29, 2016In “Antigua & Barbuda”Will ganja and medicinal herbs offer Caribbean new path to wellness?(Caribbean Tourism Organisation Press Release) – Bryanna Hylton, the Westwood High School, Jamaica student who won this year’s Caribbean Tourism Organizstion (CTO) Tourism Youth Congress, will join the CTO’s programme of activities for Caribbean Tourism Month (CTM) which is observed during the month of November. The 17-year-old Hylton will join…October 31, 2018In “Caribbean Tourism Organisation”European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries17 July, 2018 –  Representatives of the European Union (EU) and the governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and Saint Lucia today signed agreements in support of the post-hurricane recovery and reconstruction efforts in the CARICOM Member States. The financing agreements amount to €30 million. The agreements were signed in Brussels in…July 17, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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New sentencing guidance for assault

first_imgThe Sentencing Council has today published new guidance to judges and magistrates for assault offences. It aims to ensure a more consistent and proportionate approach to sentencing, with offenders receiving a sentence that reflects the harm they have caused to their victim and their culpability. The present guidance, according to some judges, puts too much emphasis on premeditation, when the evidence suggests that many assault offences are spontaneous and involve minimum premeditation. The guidance covers a wide range of offences of violence, from causing grievous bodily harm with intent to common assault. It apples to all offenders aged 18 and over, and for the first time will be applicable to both the Crown court and magistrates’ court. The council suggests that, under the new regime, there is likely to be an increase in the length of custodial sentences for those who commit the most serious assaults, while the courts will make more use of community sentences for offences at the other end of the spectrum, where little or no physical harm is caused The guidance comes into effect on 13 June this year. Chairman of the Sentencing Council Lord Justice Leveson said: ‘This guideline will increase consistency in sentencing and help ensure offenders receive sentences that accurately reflect the harm they have caused their victim and their culpability. ‘Where serious injury is inflicted, offenders can rightly expect to go to jail, but where very minor or no injuries are caused, sentencers need to apply a proportionate response.’ The new guidance can be found on the Sentencing Council website.last_img read more

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Calera makes majority investment in Rock-It Cargo

first_imgRock-It, headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, is a leading provider of speciality freight forwarding and logistics services including industrial projects, corporate live events, sports events, theatre, trade shows and fine art exhibitions.James Halow, a Principal at Calera Capital, stated, “We have spent over 18 months getting to know Rock-It’s management and its business and are excited about partnering with the Company in the next stage of its development. Rock-It has strong brands, a long track record of executing for its clients and an attractive, defensible business model. As such, the business should be uniquely positioned to benefit from strong underlying trends in music touring and continued expansion in new and existing markets.”David Bernstein, CEO of Rock-It Cargo, said, “The Company has an incredible set of opportunities ahead of it. Calera will be a valued partner as we look to further extend the Rock-It platform, enable our independent brands to grow more quickly, execute on operational initiatives and grow in targeted segments both organically and through acquisition. Most importantly, we fully intend to preserve the strong, client-focused culture that has driven our success as we pursue these opportunities and continue to build the business.”Calera Capital will be investing in Rock-It through its fourth fund and on an all equity basis. Terms of the transaction were not disclosedlast_img read more

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Barnhart Crane & Rigging opens at Port of Monroe

first_imgBarnhart says that its new Eastern Michigan branch adds significant capacity to the company’s ability to serve industrial, manufacturing, and logistics customers in Michigan and the Great Lakes region.Barnhart is one of the nation’s largest heavy lifting and heavy transportation companies, and the Eastern Michigan branch will offer access to one of the largest heavy rigging and heavy lifting inventories in the U.S.A.The branch will also provide a variety of services including transloading to or from ship, barge, or rail; ro-ro facilities; warehouse storage; and staging yards.Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee and established in 1969, Barnhart Crane & Rigging is a leading national supplier of heavy lifting and transportation solutions. The company has over 27 locations across the United States and provides storage, logistics, machinery moving and plant relocations.last_img read more

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Msharib Shipping & Logistics joins PCN

first_imgMSL managing director Mohammad Azhar has over 25 years’ experience in shipping and logistics and hands-on experience of SDDC (Surface Deployment Distribution Command). Azhar has handled and co-ordinated many projects from pre-arrival process to arrival at port, then the transhipment process and onward forwarding up to door in Afghanistan. This includes extensive liaison with different military locations/FOBs and requires compliance of RDD (Required Delivery Date) and reporting ITV (in transit visibility).MSL says it has worked on the following projects: Pakistan Army Prefabricated Building; DFIDS / British Embassy; USAID; Red Crescent; US MOD Hospital Project Helmand; Kabul Water Supply System Project; US Armed Forces LOGCAPIII US Armed Forces; LOGCAPIV US Armed Forces; Italian Forces; CONLOG; AID & Relief USAID; British Armed Forces; United Nations and NGOs working in Afghanistan, as well as other commercial construction companies projects.The PCN membership in Afghanistan now includes Fiza Logistics Pvt Ltd and Msharib Shipping & Logistics (MSL).www.msl-pk.comwww.projectcargonetwork.comlast_img read more

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Prof helps law firm predict future

first_imgA London firm has teamed up with academics to create what it claims is a scientific way of predicting case outcomes.Hodge Jones & Allen said the modelling technique will help it to better assess the viability of its 1,200 personal injury cases.Professor Andrew Chester, an expert in economic management at University College London, studied information about the outcomes of 600 cases over the course of a year.Cases were assessed by the demographics of the claimants, the nature and cause of the injury, the type of defendant and quality of their solicitor, the number and type of witnesses, corroborating evidence and the time between injury and instruction.Key determining factors to emerge in the prediction model were the age and working status of the claimant and the time between injury and instruction. Witnesses and reliable evidence were not important in predicting a win or loss, but became more crucial in achieving higher damages.HJA said the study produced ‘robust models’ to predict the likelihood of cases being successful. The firm now plans to turn these into Excel-based routines to help make initial assessments of cases.Patrick Allen, senior partner of HJA, said that these models will not replace the experience and judgement of the firm’s ‘exceptional’ enquiry handling team, but would ‘provide an additional aid to them in a world where it is no longer good enough to take a case on with a 50% chance of success and where fees are restricted to a few hundred pounds’.The firm aims to test the model against actual outcomes and is looking to expand it to other areas of the business involving high-volume work.last_img read more

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Alstom completes share buy-back

first_imgALSTOM: The public share buy-back offer which aimed to return to shareholders part of the proceeds of the energy business transaction with General Electric has been successfully completed, Alstom announced on January 28. Following the reduction mechanism, 91·5 million shares representing around 29·5% of Alstom’s capital have been repurchased for €3·2bn and cancelled. This takes the number of Alstom shares to approximately 220 million and market capitalisation to €5·4bn. Bouygues owns 28·3% of Alstom’s capital.The Alstom board has accepted Patrick Kron’s previously-announced resignation as Chairman& CEO with effect from February 1. He will be succeeded by Henri Poupart-Lafarge, who is currently Director & Executive Vice-President.last_img

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e-Portal Component of Service Delivery Improvement Programme in Advanced Stages

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share 194 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Chief Personnel Officer, Careen PrevostComponents of a Service Delivery Improvement Programme are advanced according to Careen Prevost, Chief Personnel Officer responsible for human resources in the public service.Prevost has announced that the programme is aimed at improving the customer experience for those who interact with government departments. “It will help define models for service delivery and our focus will be on people, processes and systems,” Prevost explains adding that a customer’s experience is not just based on interaction with another person but also the systems and processes used.In addition to the decentralization of services, the CPO identified, “We are looking at the use of technology: how do we utilize technology to ensure that individuals can receive services in an faster and more efficient manner.”According to her, an assessment has already been conducted and a database of all the services provided by Government has been prepared in order to examine each aspect of service delivery with a view to improve the experience.Prevost listed fees, forms, the place of service and the means of service delivery.“Making payment easier may mean that we may need to have more credit card machines at various government offices, or utilize e-payment technology.”She also discussed an electronic payment component as a way to improve service delivery which she says is near completion with support from the Information Communication Technology Department and the Ministry for the Digital Economy.“That is in advanced stages. We are working with the Ministry of Finance and the National Bank to ensure that we can have this portal launched very soon” to pay for basic government services. LocalNews e-Portal Component of Service Delivery Improvement Programme in Advanced Stages by: – July 6, 2020last_img read more

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Human Horizons Launches the First Car Equipped with 5G V2X Technology

first_imgHiPhi, a subsidiary brand of Human Horizons, announced that its HiPhi 1 will be the first production car in the world to be equipped with 5G technology from telecommunications company China Telecom. Human Horizons is an innovative technology company committed to future intelligent mobility. Its human oriented 3-Smart strategy is initiated from human needs and based on human intelligence. As part of the 3-Smart Strategy they plan to support Smart Vehicles, Smart Transportation and Smart Cities.HiPhi 1 will introduce the world’s first Human Oriented Architecture (HOA), which is self-adaptive and learning to create diversified solutions that will enhance the user experience. Its neural network consists of 4 super brain domain controllers and 6 MPU’s (Micro Processing Unit), connected by 1G Ethernet providing a higher communication rate than traditional CAN networks. The vehicle is able to analyze massive amounts of information and make decisions, utilizing cloud computing with a powerful data analysis engine, to build a truly intelligent and smart vehicle.HiPhi 1 has outstanding capability to connect between cars, roads and cities. It has more than five hundred sensors, and will be the first production car with a 5G-V2X enabled communication network. This will be the first car to support the 5G in-vehicle mobile network service.Human Horizons were invited to a cloud-hosted signing ceremony at the IoT Industry Alliance (a subsidiary of China Telecom) press conference, which had the theme of new IoT infrastructure. The alliance with China Telecom, one of China’s three major telecommunication providers, is the first of its kind and aims to further accelerate the commercialization of 5G in the automotive and mobility industries. Human Horizons and China Telecom will work together to carry out 5G technology research and implementation in the areas of smart cars, smart transportation and smart cities.HiPhi 1  is now entering approaching final production which is expected to start by the end of this year, with official deliveries in 2021.Click here to read more about HiPhi 1.last_img read more

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